Abd al-Masih Salib al-Masudi

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This article is about the monk and author. For other uses, see Abdul Masih.

'Abd al-Masīḥ Ṣalīb al-Masū'dī (1848–1935) was an Egyptian monk and author.


'Abd al-Masīḥ Ṣalīb al-Masū'dī was ordained a monk by his uncle, 'Abd al-Masīḥ al-Kabīr, in 1874.

He served at the Paromeos Monastery at Wadi El Natrun and was summoned by Pope Cyril V of Alexandria to assist in the administration of the church in Cairo . He learned Hebrew, Syriac, Greek, and Coptic and became a prolific writer. His best known work is his interpretation of the Epact.

He died at the age of eighty-seven.[1]


In addition to his work, above, he wrote:

  • Kītāb al-Khulaji al-Muqaddas, Cairo, 1903;
  • Kītāb al-Tuḥfah al-Saniyyah, Cairo, 1925;
  • Kītāb al-Durrah al-Nafisah fī Ḥisābāt al-Kanīsah, Cairo, 1926;
  • Al-Tuḥfah al-Barāmūsiyyah fī Sharḥ wa-Tatimmat Qawā'id Hisāb Al-Abqaṭi lil-Kanīsah al-Qibṭiyyah al-Urthudhuksiyyah, Cairo, 1925;
  • Kītāb al-Karmah, Cairo, 1927;
  • Kītāb al-Asrār , Cairo, 1926;
  • Tuḥfat al-Sā'ilīn fī Dhikr Adyirat Ruhbān al-Miṣriyyīnn, Cairo, 1932.


  1. ^ Atiya, Aziz S. The Coptic Encyclopedia. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1991. ISBN 0-02-897025-X