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ICONOSTASIS

Iconostasis is the icons' holder that separates the sanctuary from the main body of the church.  Many desings have incorporated the specific order and locations of icons in coptic churche iconostasis.

PATTERNS

Coptic patterns have been used very early (since third and fourth centuries) in coptic churches as demonstrated in many iconostasis.

INTERIORS

Coptic church interiors have been preserving a coptic style in different ways.  Ceinling Gypsum patterns, wood and Gypsum wall panellings, stained glasses, Mashrabiya style separating walls, etc. have identified a particular style of the coptic architecture.

PROFESSIONALS

Professional coptic architects in North America decided to create COPTICARCHITECTS.COM.  It is formed with the purpose to assist Coptic Churches in the US and Canada to design true Coptic style buildings that reflect our rich Coptic heritage.

PRODUCTS FOR YOUR CHURCH

Links to Iconography, Mosaic, Stained glass, Manufacturers specialized in Churches' construction, etc.

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Best web sites with good references and inforamtion about coptic architecture.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bishop Samuel al Syriany and Architect Badee Habib, THE COPTIC DOME, Institute of Coptic Studies - Department of Coptic Architecture, Anba Reweis Abbasseyah, Cairo, AFTER 1996

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Bishop Samuel al Syriany and Architect Badee Habib, GUIDE TO ANCIENT COPTIC CHURCHES & MONASTERIES IN UPPER EGYPT, Institute of Coptic Studies - Department of Coptic Architecture, Anba Reweis Abbasseyah, Cairo, 1990

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Bishop Samuel al Syriany and Architect Badee Habib, GUIDE TO ANCIENT COPTIC CHURCHES & MONASTERIES IN DELTA, SINAI, AND CAIRO, Institute of Coptic Studies - Department of Coptic Architecture, Anba Reweis Abbasseyah, Cairo, 1996

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