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Mēna of Nikiou
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Nothing is known about Mēna's life other than that he was from the monastery of St Macarius, and that he became bishop of Nikiou after John of Nikiou was deposed.

Primary Sources of Information

Sāwīrūs ibn al-Muqaffaʿ, History of the patriarchs of the Coptic Church of Alexandria, ed. and trans. B. Evetts, 3 vols, Paris, 1904-14, iii (Agathon to Michael I (796)) (PO 5), p. 34

Secondary Sources of Information

D.N. Bell, Mena of Nikiou. The li…

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Suermann, Harald, “Mēna of Nikiou”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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