Category Archives: Monasteries

A New Fragment from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The University of Pennsylvania Coptic Fragment E 16395

Dr. Janet Timbie, from the Catholic University of America, informed me some time ago that Robert A. Kraft has been working on a catalogue of the manuscripts and papyri held in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Those interested in the … Continue reading

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Two Joint Fragments from the Proverbs of Solomon in Coptic and the Extinction of the White Monastery Library

I have presented here several times some interesting cases of torn leaves from the library of the Monastery of Apa Shenoute (or the White Monastery), which can be reconstructed out of two or more fragments which are presently scattered around … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Diliana Atanassova on the Coptic Liturgical Typika from the White Monastery

Diliana Atanassova is member of the Copus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari project (Hamburg/Rome) and research fellow at the Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History, Faculty of Catholic Theology of the Salzburg University. N.B.: A much longer (and slightly different) … Continue reading

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P. Van Cauwenbergh – Etude sur les moines d’Egypte

I just started to scan some books which seem to be out of copyright but are not available yet in electronic format. Today’s book: P. van Cauwenbergh, Etude sur les moines d’Egypte depuis le Concile de Chalcédoine (451) jusqu’à l’invasion … Continue reading

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The Identification of Deir el-Bachit Monastery (Western Thebes)

The German archaeological mission in Egypt announces here the identification of Deir el-Bachit monastic site. The name of this place appears on some Theban ostraka as “the monastery of Apa Paul, on the mountain of Djeme.”

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Nitria and Scetis: H. G. Evelyn White,The Monasteries of the Wadi ‘N Natrun

The valuable Syriac documents which came from the Monastery of the Virgin in the Wadi el-Natrun, are still labeled sometimes as “Nitrian.” Similarly, the dialect of the Coptic manuscripts from St. Macarius’ Monastery, situated in the same desert, is called … Continue reading

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