Illuminated folio from The Canons of St. Basil.
This folio from a vellum codex contains the Coptic version in the Sahidic dialect of a collection of rules relating to church discipline ascribed to St Basil. Basil the Great (born c.300), bishop of Caesarea, was an important early theologian as well as one of the fathers of comm
A Sense of Identity Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379 Religion Christianity Monasticism and religious orders Illumination of books and manuscripts