HOLY FAMILY IN EGYPT

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The Holy Family In Egypt

Author : Otto Friedrich August Meinardus
ISBN : 9774241290
Genre : Religion
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This book, first published in 1963, is the classica ccount of the traditions surrounding the flight of the Holy Family into and through Egypt. It has been compiles from both Eastern and Western sources, including bothe Muslim and Christian traditions, written and oral. The author has included an attempted reconstruction of the route taken by the Holy Family and retells the stories of their encounters along the way.
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Be Thou There

Author : Gawdat Gabra
ISBN : UOM:39015051438169
Genre : Art
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The world long awaited the arrival of the Messiah, and the prophecy intimated that he would appear in Egypt. But how long would he stay? Where would he go? This remarkable book retraces the footsteps of the Holy Family in Egypt as they fled the decree of Herod ordering the slaughter of all male infants under the age of two. Since the Gospels give scant information on the Family's time in Egypt, the experts assembled here have had to resort to a little detective work: examining the Coptic sources and the rich culture the Copts have had as one of the first Christian communities in the world and the primary denomination in Egypt; combing through all the ancient references and testimonials in libraries around the world; and walking Egypt from end to end, collecting local traditions and sharing in pilgrimage festivals throughout the country. Each expert reports his findings here in a refined yet engaging way. More than 100 full-color photographs vividly demonstrate that the spirit of the Holy Family remains alive in the land where Jesus took his first earthly steps - in solitary groves, desert retreats, and urban sites where churches now attest to their sacred character, in jewel-encrusted icons that candidly reveal the mercy of Jesus, and in the worshipful regard of celebrants, congregants, monks, and pilgrims.
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The Gospel According To Matthew

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ISBN : 0802136168
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The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.
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The Churches Of Egypt

Author : Gawdat Gabra
ISBN : 9774165721
Genre : Religion
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With over 300 full-color photographs, this is the first fully illustrated book devoted to Christian houses of worship in Egypt. The text incorporates the latest research to complement the broad geographic scope covering nearly all significant Coptic sites throughout the country, from the ancient Coptic churches in Old Cairo to the churches in the monasteries of Wadi al-Natrun, the Red Sea, and Upper Egypt. Churches associated with the Holy Family's sojourn in Egypt, including Gabal al-Tayr and Dayr al-Muharraq, enrich the volume. Churches of all other Christian denominations in Egypt are also described and beautifully illustrated here. A number of Greek Orthodox churches, Evangelical Coptic, Catholic, Armenian, and Anglican churches are included. Introductory chapters on the history of Christianity in Egypt, the architecture of the Coptic Church, and Coptic wall paintings help readers to appreciate fully the great cultural, artistic, and architectural heritage of Egypt's Christians.
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Fleeing Herod

Author : James Cowan
ISBN : 9781612613376
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When the Holy Family fled to Egypt to escape the wrath of King Herod Antipas, they journeyed for three years throughout Egypt, mainly along the Nile, to keep Herod’s agents at bay. Using an ancient 4th century text written by Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria as his guide, Cowan takes the reader on a fascinating journey through modern-day Egypt in the footsteps of the Holy Family, about the Delta region and up the Nile to a place called Mount Qussqam, where Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus resided for six months. The itinerary, according to Coptic tradition, was revealed to Theophilus in a dream. Documenting his journey, Cowan finds himself in the midst of a spiritual revolution going on in Egypt itself. He meets with monks and health workers, desert mystics and visionaries, all of whom have a stake in the story of the Holy Family’s journey, as they know it. Through their eyes the reader is drawn into a dramatic story of escape and miraculous interventions.
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Jesus In Egypt

Author : Paul Perry
ISBN : 9780307415738
Genre : Religion
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The Bible contains but a few verses about the years the Holy Family spent in Egypt–their flight from Herod’s death sentence, the weary journey, their return to Israel after Herod died. But what exactly happened to Jesus and His parents in this ancient land of magic and myth? How did the sojourn in Egypt change Jesus’s life and influence His teachings? In search of answers, bestselling author Paul Perry set out to follow the Holy Family’s mysterious journey himself. In this fascinating book, Perry tells the story of his own amazing trek into Egypt–and the deeper story of the miracles and marvels he uncovered along the way. Poring over the narratives of the apocrypha, Perry was able to draw a rough map of the Holy Family’s route through Egypt–from their entrance across the burning sands of the Sinai Desert to their zigzagging path down to the Nile. With devout guides and temperamental transportation, he ventured to find the places where Jesus had slept, suffered, performed miracles, and engaged in innocent acts of mischief. Near Bubastis, he came upon an enormous field of fallen idols that–legend says–the infant Jesus had toppled and broken. At Belbeis, Perry almost started a riot when he questioned an Egyptian girl about the site of a tree that Jesus and Mary had rested under. In Abu Hinnis, he found fourth-century paintings of Jesus coming to Egypt on the wall of a hermit cave. Near the spot where an angel was said to have appeared to Joseph, he photographed an apparition of light, a photo that has now been declared a “spiritual message from the Lord” by an Egyptian bishop. Part travel adventure, part spiritual journey, part historical detective story, Jesus in Egypt recounts a modern-day pilgrimage into an ancient and often baffling land. In the basements of Coptic churches and the teeming back streets of Cairo, in shrines thronged by worshipers and desert wastes haunted by saints, Perry turned up shards of the past, tales passed down through countless generations, and ghostly emanations of antiquity. This extraordinary book unfolds a chapter in the life of Jesus that has been shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding for two millennia. Combining ancient texts, interviews with clerics and Christian scholars, and his own startling encounters with contemporary Egypt, Paul Perry has fashioned a book of wonders and revelations. From the Hardcover edition.
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Fleeing Herod

Author : James Cowan
ISBN : 1612613047
Genre : Religion
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A fascinating journey through modern-day Egypt in the footsteps of the Holy Family.
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Two Thousand Years Of Coptic Christianity

Author : Otto Friedrich August Meinardus
ISBN : 9774247574
Genre : Religion
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Christianity arrived early in Egypt, brought--according to tradition--by Saint Mark the Evangelist, who became the first patriarch of Alexandria. The Coptic Orthodox Church has flourished ever since, with millions of adherents both in Egypt and in Coptic communities around the world. Since its split from the Byzantine Church in 451, the Coptic Church has proudly maintained its early traditions, and influence from outside has been minimal: the liturgy is still sung to unique rhythms in Coptic, a late stage of the same ancient Egyptian language that is inscribed in hieroglyphs on temple walls and papyri. Dr. Otto Meinardus, a leading authority on the history of the Coptic Church, here revises, updates, and combines his renowned studies Christian Egypt, Ancient and Modern (The American University in Cairo Press, 1965, 1977) and Christian Egypt, Faith and Life (The American University in Cairo Press, 1970) into a new, definitive, one-volume history for the Millennium, surveying the twenty centuries of existence of one of the oldest churches in the world.
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Thoth

Author : Louise Toth
ISBN : 9781466936478
Genre : Religion
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A real life drama, backed up with research and Indiana Jonestype adventures. Join her magic carpet ride with her professor, Doctor Zahi Hawass, head of the Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities. Stand beside her in the sacred tomb of King Tutankhamun. Experience her fascinating three-hour ceremony in the Giza Pyramid, under the watchful eye of the Lakota elder, Wallace Black Elk. As I lay in the sarcophagus in the Giza Pyramid, thoughts race, 'I am laying where Moses laid in the House of Initiates, plus great kings and pharaohs have lain in this very sarcophagus in the king's chamber.'" Louise feels the energy of this blessed event. This title combines reality, fantasy, history, mythology, humanity, and spirituality into one exciting package. The content regarding Jesus' time in Egypt will be of interest to Christian scholars, but is not so heavy-handed to turn off those less spiritually inclined. All that is required to enjoy this title is a spirit of adventure and an open mind. The US Review of Books
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