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Coptic

It is a name for Egyptians of the Christian faith and their Church. It is also the name for the last form of the ancient Egyptian language, which was written with mostly Greek letters. The Coptic language survives only as a liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Pascha

Passover; feast of Easter

Patriarch

The Patriarch is the Bishop of Alexandria. The Patriarch has authority over the other bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

scribe

someone who could read and write; a highly respected title in ancient Egyptian times

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Book of the Holy Pascha
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In the Book of the Holy Pascha, the word Pascha means Passover. It contains the readings for the last week of Lent, which is also called Passion Week. It starts with the readings for Palm Sunday and ends with the readings for the Saturday of Light.

These readings are only for this period. The book is adorned with various plants, animals, and geometrical shapes. It also bears the decoration of the initial letters and a colophon that names the scribe and the date of inscription.

The book contains 379 papers and each page has 32 lines written in Coptic with Arabic translation on the right margin. The book was restored in 1624 of the Martyrs era, in the patriarchate of Cyril the Fifth (AD 1909).

Dimensions:  Length 40 cm  Width 28 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Transcribed

Style:

Ottoman

Artisan:

Abd El-Qodous Son of John Ghobeir El-Abnouby

Materials:

Flax
Type Type

Type:

Manuscript
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Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

18th Century AD - 19th Century AD
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