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Christianity and Monasticism in Northern EgyptBeni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta$
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Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167775

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.001.0001

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The Pachomian Federation and Lower Egypt: The Ties that Bind

The Pachomian Federation and Lower Egypt: The Ties that Bind

(p.49) 6 The Pachomian Federation and Lower Egypt: The Ties that Bind
Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt

James E. Goehring

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter deals with the monasteries in Lower Egypt that were part of the Pachomian Federation of Upper Egypt. In the discourse of Coptic Christian history, the Pachomians retain their place as part of the golden age of monastic origins from which their movement transitions seamlessly into a more general post-Chalcedonian, post-Pachomian cenobitism. The history of this development began in the formative years of the movement. The seeds of the later Pachomian presence in Lower Egypt and their growing influence in the ecclesiastical politics of Alexandria were sown early in the movement's history in Upper Egypt. The flow of Alexandrian ascetics and ascetic wannabes up the Nile River into the Thebaid to the new Pachomian cenobia prepared the way for the later Pachomian expansion downriver to Alexandria.

Keywords:   Pachomian Federation, Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt, monasteries, Christianity, monasticism, Coptic Christians

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