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Egypt: Cairo - Deir Al Anba Bishay (Monastery of St. Pschoi, a disciple of St. Macaruis)


Deir Al Anba Bishay (Monastery of St. Pschoi, a disciple of St. Macaruis)

Description


Dier Al Anba Bishay (Monastery of St. Pschoi a disciple of St Macaruis) is the easternmost of the churches in the Wadi. The main church among the five ones of this monastery is that of St. Bishay. There are three haykals but the church now is only used in the summer. To the south is the Church of St. Iskhirun and to the southeast is the Church of the Virgin that is used in the winter. There is also the Church of St. George that is not used. The qasr of the monastery is also accessed by a drawbridge at its first storey level and has the Church of the Angel Michael (with 18c icons of the twelve apostles) on the second level.

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