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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia$
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Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165610

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.001.0001

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The Veneration of Saints in Aswan and Nubia

The Veneration of Saints in Aswan and Nubia

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(p.79) 9 The Veneration of Saints in Aswan and Nubia
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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia
Author(s):

Youhanna Nessim Youssef

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0009

This chapter shows that biblical saints in Lower Nubia are very well represented, while bishops and monks are only represented by two examples. There is special veneration for St. Mark, the founder of the Coptic Church, and St. Thomas, the preacher for India in the larger sense of the term. It also argues that most of the saints are chosen for their ‘orthodoxy’, that Archangel Michael is the protector of the kingdom of Nubia, and that the veneration of Severus of Antioch flourished in Southern Egypt.

Keywords:   Veneration, Saints, Aswan, Nubia, Copt, Christianity, Egypt, Youhanna Nessim Youssef

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