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.
Category: Religion

The Ancient Coptic Churches Of Egypt Vol 2

Author : Alfred J. Butler
ISBN : 9780557035540
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Volume 2 of 2. The aim of this book is to make a systematic beginning upon a great subject: the Christian antiquities of Egypt. No doubt the attention of mere travelers has been bewitched and fascinated by the colossal remains of pagan times, by the temples and pyramids which still glow in eternal sunshine, while the Christian churches lie buried in the gloom of fortress walls, or encircled and masked by almost impassable deserts. Yet the Copts of to-day, whose very name is an echo of the word Egypt, trace back their lineage to the ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids, and the ancient tongue is spoken at every Coptic mass: the Copts were among the first to welcome the tidings of the gospel, to make a rule of life and worship, and to erect religious buildings: they have upheld the cross unwaveringly through ages of desperate persecution: and their ritual now is less changed than that of any other community in Christendom. Recommended to churchman, historian, or antiquarian.

History Of The Coptic Orthodox People And The Church Of Egypt

Author : Robert Morgan
ISBN : 9781460280270
Genre : Religion
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Egypt was trampled by almost every great power in the world. Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Turks, French, and English. Each came with their own agenda, greed and avarice. looting and pillaging the riches of Egypt, In many instances the proud people resisted staunchly, but in many others they fell to their invaders. The Egyptians adopted Christianity early on, after the evangelist martyr Saint Mark visited the country. Christianity flowed in Egypt like the River Nile that flows through the arid dessert and rapidly transformed its people into ardent believers, saints and martyrs for the sake of their savior. This is the story of the Copt Christians of Egypt, they still inhabit the narrow Nile Valley till today, against all odds. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt still persist on this spot of land in spite of centuries of marginalizing, ostracizing and sanctioned persecutions. This book tells the story of the Copts of Egypt throughout the ages, the descendants of the great Pharaohs of Egypt.
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The Churches And Monasteries Of Egypt And Some Neighbouring Countries

Author : Basil Thomas Alfred Evetts
ISBN : 0971598673
Genre : History
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This book gives a descriptive account of monasteries and churches of Egypt primarily, but also of Nubia, Abyssinia, India, Spain, and Arabia. The author talks of Coptic as well as Armenian, Ethiopian, Syrian, and ?Nestorian? churches.
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Egypt What Of The Church

Author : Geoffrey Allen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105080559490
Genre : Christianity
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Category: Christianity