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Ancient Christian Churches of Egypt
- Overview of the location, design, and layout of early Christian churches in Egypt, with photos, diagrams, and links to specific examples and related topics; by Jimmy Dunn.
Christian Monasteries of Egypt
- Noting that the earliest Christian monasteries were founded in Egypt, provides a brief overview of the most noteworthy - along with a map and photographs - and provides lists, including links where available, of all the monasteries in Egypt by geographic location; by Jimmy Dunn.
Christian Oxyrhynchus (modern al-Bahnasa) and its Environs
- Illustrated article, with map, on the history, archaeology, and importance of Oxyrhynchus, which was, in the archaic Christian period, an important center for that religion and an Episcopal See; by Jimmy Dunn, on Tour Egypt.
Christianity in Egypt
- A compilation of several essays on various aspects of Christianity in Egypt; the History of Christianity in Egypt essay recounts the birth and early growth of the faith, saints, theologians, the Council of Chalcedon, and a bibliography and links to related sites; from TourEgypt.net.
Clement of Alexandria
- A lengthy essay which treats both the life and writings of this early Christian philosopher and theologian, by Francis P. Havey; from The Catholic Encyclopedia.
The Coptic Ps.Gospel of Judas (Iscariot)
- A compendium of rumors, news accounts, and other information about this 13-leaf, 26-page codex manuscript, discovered in the 1970s in a cave northeast of El Minya, Egypt; includes a map, photographs, images of the manuscript pages and transcriptions, and a translation of the text.
Fathers of the Church
- Contains selections from the writings of such early Church Fathers as Alexander of Alexandria, Athanasius, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Peter of Alexandria, Pierius of Alexandria, Theognostus of Alexandria, and others, plus several Gnostic texts.
Gospel of Judas
- Discusses the Gospel of Judas, which was used among the Cainites, an early Christian gnostic sect, and the only known manuscript, a leather-bound papyrus codex which recently surfaced after 1700 years in the desert of Egypt; contains information on the Background, Contents, Rediscovery, Scholarship, and other aspects; from Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
Gospel of Judas Pages Endured Long, Strange Journey
- The twisting tale of the recently-discovered Gospel of Judas itself, its centuries in hiding, mysterious travels, and near destruction, and its modern discovery, scientific examination, conservation, and translation is nearly as surprising as the story the gospel tells; by Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News, April 6, 2006.
Holy Family in Egypt
- Recounts the story of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt, when Christ was an infant, as they sought haven from the wrath of King Herod.
Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai
- Online version of the exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, which features 53 items from St. Catherine's Monastery, located at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt; includes a behind-the-scenes description of the icons' journey from Egypt to Los Angeles.
Life of St. Antony
- Full text of Athanasius of Alexandria's Life of St. Antony, written between AD 356 and 362, the main source for subsequent biographies, from Medieval Sourcebook, Fordham University.
Living for Eternity - the White Monastery, Sohag
- Information and pictures of the Dayr Amba Shinuda, assembled by members of the University of Minnesota.
The Lost Gospel of Judas
- Describes the ancient Coptic manuscript dating from the third or fourth century, containing the only known surviving copy of the Gospel of Judas, which has been restored and authenticated after being lost for nearly 1,700 years; contains: The Document, The Project, Time Line and Map, Conservation, Authentication, and other information; from National Geographic.
Lost Gospel Revealed; Says Jesus Asked Judas to Betray Him
- Hidden in the Egyptian desert for 1,700 years, the newly-discovered Gospel of Judas, a 26-page manuscript written in the Coptic script used by Egyptian Christians, offers a surprising take on Christianity's most reviled man; by Stefan Lovgren for National Geographic News.
Monastery of St. Macarius (Deir Abu Magar)
- Deir Abu Magar, also called Deir Anba Makaryus, was probably the first monastery in the Wadi al-Natrun; recent excavations may show how a loose group of hermits evolved into a monastic society; by Jimmy Dunn.
Nag Hammadi Library
- Discovered in December 1945 near Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt, this collection of 13 ancient codices dating from AD 390 contains the "Gnostic Gospels" and other early Christian writings; background information and complete English texts; from the Gnostic Society Library.
Saint Anthony of Egypt
- Biography of the Egyptian hermit and monk, which also discusses his place and influence in the history of Christian monachism; by E. C. Butler, in The Catholic Encyclopedia.
St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai
- A brief history and lengthy description of the 1700th anniversary of one of the most important centers of Orthodox monasticism; by Iason Athanasiadis, in Al-Ahram Weekly Online.
- Brief biography of the 4th century Egyptian hermit; from Catholic Encyclopedia.
St. Anthony - Abbot, Patriarch of Monks
- A biography of St. Anthony of Egypt; by Rev. Alban Butler.
St. Anthony's Monastery
- A brief history of this ancient Christian monastery, one of the oldest in the world, located in the Red Sea Mountains; by Jimmy Dunn, for TourEgypt.net.
St. Macarius the Great of Egypt
- Hagiography of the Egyptian hermit and saint (AD 300-390), disciple of St. Anthony the Great; from Orthodox America.
Vita S. Antoni (Life of St. Anthony)
- Scholarly, annotated, Introduction followed by full-text of Athanasius' "Life of Antony"; from Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
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