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A Female Martyr Cult in the Nile Delta: Dimyana and the Forty Virgins

Febe Armanios

in Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744848
eISBN:
9780199894963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The third chapter examines the popularity of a supposedly ancient female martyr, St. Dimyana, whose cult, according to seventeenth and eighteenth century sources, was centered on springtime ... More


The Traditions of the Holy Family and the Development of Christianity in the Nile Delta

Ashraf Alexandre Sadek

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After traveling through the Sinai, the Holy Family, according to tradition, walked from east to west through the Nile Delta. The various written and oral traditions mention eight place names ... More


The Veneration of Anba Hadid and the Nile Delta in the Thirteenth Century

Asuka Tsuji

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the life of a little-known saint, Hadid, who resided in the Nile Delta in the thirteenth century, and some aspects of the Christian demography of the northwestern part of Lower ... More


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