Marianus, Bishop of Pachoras
Successor of his spiritual father John III
as bishop of Faras. He is
called "Babylonian" in some inscriptions, meaning
presumably that he was from or had lived in Cairo (then still
known as Babylon-in-Egypt). He reigned during the period
when the Nubian
Orthodox Church (at least according to the so-called
Polish School of historians of Nubia) was in
formal communion with Eastern, as opposed to miaphysite,
Orthodoxy. A portrait of Marianus is among the best-known
artworks of mediæval Africa.
--- Norman Hugh Redington
Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.
- R. A. Lobban:
Historical Dictionary of Ancient and
Medieval Nubia, p. 70
Bishop Marianos with the Virgin Mary.
Wall-painting from Pachoras; the famous portrait
--- Society of St. John Chrysostom (RKK)
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