IBaouit Clédat, p. 120, no 2:
ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛⲛⲉⲛⲉⲓⲟⲧⲉ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲟ ⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ϣⲉⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲙⲛ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲁⲡⲟⲗⲗⲱ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲉⲛⲓⲟⲧⲉ ⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ
'God, of our holy fathers, saint Shenoute and Apa Apollo together with all our holy fathers!'
Saint NameShenoute, abbot of the White Monastery near Akhmim/Panopolis (Upper Egypt), ob. c. 465. : S00688
Apa Apollo, founder of the monastery at Bawit : S00160
Saint Name in Sourceϣⲉⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Graffiti
Evidence not before600
Evidence not after799
Activity not before600
Activity not after799
Place of Evidence - RegionEgypt and Cyrenaica
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcBawit
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Bawit
Cult activities - PlacesCult building - monastic
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsPrayer/supplication/invocation
SourceGraffito on the wall of chapel 19, see IBaouit Clédat, p. 120, no 2.
DiscussionThe monastery of Apa Apollo was a site for pilgrimage, especially for people visiting the tomb of its founder Apa Apollo. Archaeological evidence points to the existence of a reception room for pilgrims of all ages and both sexes where many of them left their graffiti. Visitors came from various different areas and districts of Egypt, such as the Fayum and Aphrodito.
BibliographyClackson, S.J., Coptic and Greek Texts relating to the Hermopolite Monastery of Apa Apollo (Oxford, 2000), 6.
Papaconstantinou, A., Le Culte des Saints en Égypte des Byzantins aux Abbassides (Paris, 2001), 185–186.