Dayr al-Suryān - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ

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Monastery situated halfway between Cairo and Alexandria in Wadi al-Natrun, ancient Scetis, Egypt.1

Place Type: monastery

Location

Brief Descriptions

  • ܕܰܒܫܶܡ ܡܳܪܬܰܢ ܒܬܘܠܬܐ ܒܡܰܕܒܪܳܐ ܕܐܶܣܩܺܝܛܝ ܒܡܶܨܪܝܢ. ܡܶܣܬܒܰܪ ܒܶܢܝܳܢܗ ܒܕܳܪܳܐ ܚܡܝܫܳܝܳܐ ܙܰܒܢܗ ܡܰܪܘܬܶܐ ܬܰܓܪܝܬܳܝܐ ܬܰܓܳܪܐ ܣܘܪܝܳܝܳܐ ܒܡܶܨܥܳܝ̈ܬܳܗ̇ ܕܡܰܐܬܳܐ ܫܬܝܬܳܝܬܳܐ ܘܫܰܟܢܗ ܠܕܰܝܪ̈ܝܐ ܣܘܪ̈ܝܳܝܐ. ܥܳܡܪܺܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܒܗ ܫܢܰܬ 1084 ܫܰܒܥܺܝܢ ܕܰܝܪ̈ܝܐ. ܘܩܰܘܝ ܡܝܰܬܰܒ ܒܗܽܘܢ ܥܕܰܡܳܐ ܠܦܶܠܓܳܗ̇ ܕܡܰܐܬܳܐ ܕܰܫܒܰܥܣܶܪ̈ܐ ܘܗܳܫܐ ܥܳܡܪܝܢ ܒܗ ܕܰܝܪ̈ܝܐ ܐܝܺܓܘܦܛܳܝ̈ܐ. 3
  • باسم السيدة العذرآء في برية الاسقيط بمصر، يظن بنآؤه في القرن الخامس ابتاعه ماروثا التكريتي التاجر السرياني في اواسط المئة السادسة واوقفه على رهبان السريان وكان يحوي منهم سبعين راهباً عام 1084 وظلّ آهلا بهم الى منتصف المئة السابعة عشرة ويسكنه في هذا الوقت رهبان اقباط 4
  • 523. al-Suryān, Dayr1
  • this monastery was built in the name of the Virgin in the Scete desert in Egypt, perhaps in the fifth century. In the middle of the sixth century the Syrian merchant Marutha of Takrit bought it and dedicated it to the Syrian monks, whose number reached seventy in 1084. Inhabited by Syrian monks until the seventeenth century, it is presently inhabited by Coptic monks.5

Corrigenda

In Dolabani's translation of Barsoum's description ܕܐܶܣܩܺܝܛܝ and ܕܰܫܒܰܥܣܶܪ̈ܐ should read ܕܶܐܣܩܺܝܛܝ and ܕܰܫܒܰܥܶܣܪ̈ܐ respectively.
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Works Cited

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  • 1 L. Van Rompay, "al-Suryān, Dayr." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 386-387.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), p: 2, 27, 40–41 (with fig. 14), 43–44, 77, 89, 91, 103–106 (with fig. 37, 38), 109, 183, 209 (fig. 58), 210, 215, 245, 246, 248, 252, 262, 301–302 (with fig. 89, 90), 313, 317, 321 (with fig. 96), 326, 343, 367, 369 (fig. 110), 373, 386–387 (with fig. 113), 396, 427, 450.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), p: 546-547.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), p: 511.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), p: 569.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Deir al-Surian.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 David Wilmshurst, The ecclesiastical organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 582; Subsidia, tomus 104 (Leuven: Peeters, 2000), p: 10.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

Names

  • ܕܝܪܐ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ
  • Dayr al-Suryān2
  • ܕܰܝܪܳܐ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ3
  • دير السريان4
  • Deir al-Surian6
  • Monastery of the Syrians2, 5
  • Saint Mary Deipara (West Syrian)7

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Dayr al-Suryān — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ ” in last modified February 6, 2014, http://syriaca.org/place/360.

Bibliography:

Thomas A. Carlson et al., “Dayr al-Suryān — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ .” In , edited by ., edited by David A. Michelson et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published February 6, 2014. http://syriaca.org/place/360.

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Entry Title: Dayr al-Suryān — ܕܝܪܐ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ

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  • Initial Barsoum entry creation by David A. Michelson
  • Data merging, Pleiades and Wikipedia linking, and XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Syriac description entry by Robert Aydin
  • Wilmshurst index information entry by Anthony Davis
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by David A. Michelson
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by William L. Potter
  • Record validation, normalization, and revisions for the second edition (2.0) by Daniel L. Schwartz

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