Coptic history
Coptic history is part of history of Egypt that begins with the introduction of Christianity in Egypt in the 1st century AD during the Roman period, and covers the history of the Copts to the present...
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Muslim invasion of Egypt
At the commencement of the Muslim conquest of Egypt, Egypt was part of the Byzantine/Eastern Roman Empire, which had its capital at Constantinople. Egypt had been conquered just a decade before by the...
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Coptic Cairo
Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. I...
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Coptology
Coptology is the science of Coptic studies, the study of Coptic language and literature.
The European interest in Coptology may have started as early as the 15th century AD. The term was used in 1...
Cyrenaica
Cyrenaica (/saɪrɨˈneɪ.ɨkə/ SY-rə-NAY-ə-kə; Ancient Greek: Κυρηναϊκή Kyrēnaïkḗ, after the city of Cyrene; Arabic: برقة‎ Barqah;) is the eastern coastal region of Libya.Also known as Pent...
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Meletius of Lycopolis
Meletius (died after 325) was bishop of Lycopolis in Egypt. He is known mainly as the founder and namesake of the Meletians (c. 305), one of several schismatic sects in early church history which were...
Gazala
Gazala, or Ain el Gazala (Arabic: عين الغزالة‎), is a small Libyan village near the coast in the northeastern portion of the country. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Tobruk....
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Cyrenaican desert campaign
The Cyrenaican desert campaign was a military campaign conducted by the Libyan military in the form of hit-and-run attacks against rebel-held towns and oil facilities in the eastern Libyan Desert that...
Athanasius Kircher
Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (sometimes erroneously spelled Kirchner; 1602–1680) was a 17th-century German Jesuit scholar and polymath who published around 40 major works, most notably in the fields of Or...
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Pope Mina I of Alexandria
Pope Mina I of Alexandria, 47th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
Abraam, Bishop of Faiyum
Saint Abram (1829 – 10 June 1914) was a contemporary Coptic Orthodox saint. He was the Bishop of Faiyum and Giza, and was also known as the Friend of the Poor.
Bishop Abram was born Boulos (Paul) ...
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Mikhail Girgis El Batanouny
Cantor Mikhail Girgis El Batanouny (also title Mu'allim, which is Arabic for "teacher") (14 September 1873 - 18 April 1957) was an expert in Coptic music, and knowledgeable in church rites, in additio...
Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo
Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo is one of the churches situated just to the north of the Babylon Fortress in Old Cairo among a group of important churches, and within the area known as the Abu ...
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Pope Simeon I of Alexandria
Pope Simeon I of Alexandria, 42nd Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.The first pope elected from among the Syrians to the See of St. Mark was Pope Simeon I. He was a monk in the...
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History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria
The History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria is a major historical work of the Coptic Orthodox Church. It is written in Arabic, but draws extensively on Greek and Coptic sources.The compilation was bas...
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Coptic saints
Egypt was one of the first countries to know Christianity, with Saint Mark the Evangelist bringing Christianity to the country around 43 AD. The Egyptian Christians, also known as the Copts, have prod...
Saint Matthew the Potter
Saint Matthew the Potter, also known as Saint Matthew the Poor, is an Egyptian Christian saint of the 8th century. He was contemporary of Pope Alexander II of Alexandria (704 AD - 729 AD). According t...
Pope Michael I of Alexandria
Pope Michael I of Alexandria (also known as Khail), 46th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. When Pope Michael was thrown into prison by Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, King Kyriakos of...
Charruba–Timimi Road
Charruba-Timimi road is an asphalt road in the Cyrenaica region of eastern Libya running from Charruba to Taban, Mechili, and Timimi. It’s about 186 kilometres (116 mi) long and known in Libya as...
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List of Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria
The following is a list of all the Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria who have led the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and have succeeded the Apostle Mark the Evangelist in the office of Bishop ...
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Athanasius, Metropolitan of Beni Suef
Metropolitan Athanasius (1923–2000) was the Coptic Orthodox bishop of Beni Suef and al-Bahnassa, Egypt, from 1962 until his death in 2000. Bishop Athanasius had, just as Pope Shenouda III, his roots i...
The Coptic Encyclopedia
The Coptic Encyclopedia is an eight-volume work covering the history, theology, language, art, architecture, archeology and hagiography of Coptic Egypt. The encyclopedia was written by over 250 Wester...
Church of the Virigin Mary (Haret Zuweila)
The Church of the Virgin Mary in Haret Zuweila (also transliterated as Haret Zeweila; ḥaret zuwēla) is the oldest church in the district of Haret Zuweila, near the Fatamid section of Cairo. It was pro...