Christianity in Egypt

Ancient Christian Churches of Egypt

A wide ranging collection of illustrated articles about the ancient Coptic churches and monasteries throughout Egypt, and their history.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Provides full texts of writings of Saint Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, who played a key role in the conflict with Arianism in the 4th century.

Coptic Cairo

A guide to the Coptic Museum and historic churches in Old Cairo, with a section on Coptic heritage and culture.

Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai

An archive of a 2006-7 exhibition in the J Paul Getty Museum that explored the significance of the Orthodox monastery of St Catherine's in Sinai, and its repository of some of the oldest icons in the church tradition.

Lily in the Wilderness – Al Ahram

An article on the occasion of St Catherine’s monastery celebrating 1700 years of their monastic tradition in the Sinai.

Medieval Sourcebook - Life of St Antony

The text of Patriarch Athanasius' biography of the Egyptian ascetic, which played an important role in the development of monastic traditions in the Orthodox and western churches.

Nag Hammadi Library

Brief overview of the collection of ancient papyrus codices discovered in the specified city and containing Gnostic treatises.

National Geographic – Gospel of Judas

Extensive article providing comprehensive information regarding the Gnostic doctrine found near the city of El Minya in Egypt.

New Advent – Clement of Alexandria

Extensive article detailing the life and works of the 3rd century theologian and thinker.

Saint Anthony – New Advent

Lists information and resources on the life and works of the saint including his influence on the growth and development of Christian monasticism.

St Anthony

Details the life and experiences of the saint from his birth in the village of Coma to his death at the age of one hundred and five years old.

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