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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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The Dossier of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah: With a Contribution on the First Bohairic Fragments

Little is known about the period that Abba Isaiah spent in his native land, as a recluse in the desert of Scetis. His fame began to grow beyond the borders of Egypt only after he settled in a monastery near … Continue reading

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