Two Witnesses of Christian Life in the Area of Balyana

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9789774161223
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970450 | DOI:
Two Witnesses of Christian Life in the Area of Balyana

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The town of Balyana stands on the west bank of the Nile in the Sohag governorate. This chapter focuses on two buildings that have played an important part in the lives of Christians here: the old church of the Virgin, which has not yet been studied sufficiently; and the Monastery of Anba Moses of Abydos, two kilometers north of the famous temple of Pharaoh Seti I. It describes their present state and gives a catalog of the icons kept there.

Keywords: Sohag; Monastery of Anba Moses; church of the Virgin; Christians

Chapter.  3951 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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