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Syrian Monastery

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The Syrian Monastery, also known as Suryan Monastery, is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located in the Nitrian Desert. It is located about 500 meters northwest of the Monastery of Saint Pishoy. Ecclesiastically, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and carries her name. However, it is better known as the “Syrian Monastery” because it was mainly used by Syrian monks. Etymology, foundation and ancient history The exact date of the monastery’s foundation is unknown. Most sources seem however to agree that its foundation took place in the sixth century A.D. The...

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