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Coptic Synaxarium (Coptic Orthodox Calendar)

11) Abib Month
(First Egyptian Month -11- Epip)

Epip also known as Abib is the eleventh month of the Coptic calendar. It lies between July 8 and August 6 of the Gregorian calendar. The month of Epip is also the third month of the Season of 'Shemu' (Harvest) in Ancient Egypt, where the Egyptians harvest their crops throughout the land of Egypt. The name of the month of Epip comes from Apida, the serpent that Horus killed.                     Divider

Commemorations and Anniversaries of the Coptic Month of Apip
Date Feast / Commemoration
Abib 1 Martyrdom of Saint Febronia the Ascetic
Departure of Saints Bioukha and Tayaban (Banayen) the Priest
Abib 2 Departure of St.Thaddaeus, the Apostle
Abib 3 Departure of St.Kyrillos (Cyril) the First, the Twenty-Fourth Pope of Alexandria
Departure of St.Celestine, Pope of Rome
Abib 4 Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of Saints Apakir and John
Abib 5 Martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul, the Apostles
Abib 6 Martyrdom of St.Aoulimpas, the Apostle
Martyrdom of St.Theodosia and her companions
Abib 7 Departure of St.Shenouda (Shenoute), the Archimandrite
Martyrdom of St.Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, in Rome
Abib 8 Departure of St.Anba Bishoy
Martyrdom of St.Piroou and St.Athom
Martyrdom of St.Balanah, the Priest
Martyrdom of St.Epime (Pimanon)
Departure of Cyrus (Karas), brother of Emperor Theodosius
Abib 9 Martyrdom of St.Simon Cleophas, the Apostle
Departure of St.Cladianus (Celadion), the Ninth Pope of the See of St.Mark
Abib 10 Martyrdom of St.Theodore, Bishop of Pentapolis
Martyrdom of St.Theodore, Bishop of Corinth, and his companions
Departure of Anba Gabriel VII, the 95th Pope of Alexandria
Abib 11 Martyrdom of Saints John and Simon, his cousin
Departure of St.Isaiah, the hermit
Abib 12 Commemoration of Archangel Michael
Martyrdom of St.Abba Hour El-Siriakousy
Abib 13 Departure of St.Pisentius, Bishop of Qift
Martyrdom of St.Apamon of Toukh
Martyrdom of St.Abba Shenoute, during the Early Arab Rule
Abib 14 Martyrdom of St.Procopius (Proconius) of Jerusalem
Departure of St.Peter the Fifth, the 83rd Patriarch of Alexandria
Abib 15 Departure of St.Ephraem El-Soriani (The Syrian)
Martyrdom of St.Cyriacus and St.Julietta, his Mother
Martyrdom of St.Horesius (Harsios) of Soul
Abib 16 Departure of St.John, of the Golden Gospel
Recovery of the Holy Relics of St.George, the Great Martyr
Abib 17 Martyrdom of St.Euphemia
Abib 18 Martyrdom of St.James the Apostle, Bishop of Jerusalem
Abib 19 Martyrdom of Saints Bidaba, Bishop of Qift, Anba Andrew, and Anba Christodoulas
Martyrdom of St.Pantaleemon, the Physician
Departure of Pope Youanis X, the 85th Patriarch of Alexandria
Abib 20 Martyrdom of St.Theodore of Shotep
Abib 21 Commemoration of the Lady, the Virgin Mary
Departure of St.Sisinnios (Sosenius), the Eunich
Abib 22 Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St.Macarius, the Son of Basilides (Wasilides) the Minister
Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St.Leontius of Tripoli (Lawendius)
Abib 23 Martyrdom of St.Longinus the Soldier
Martyrdom of St.Marina, of Antioch
Abib 24 Martyrdom of St.Apanoub
Departure of St.Simeon the First, the 42nd Pope of Alexandria
Abib 25 Departure of St.Thecla
Martyrdom of the Saint Abba Isaac
Martyrdom of St.Hilaria
Martyrdom of the Saints Thecla and Mouji
Martyrdom of St.Antonius (Anthony) of Beba
Martyrdom of St.Abakragoun
Martyrdom of St.Domadius El-Souriani (The Syrian)
Consecration of the Church of St.Mercurius
Departure of St.Palamon, the Father of the Monks
Abib 26 Departure of the Upright St.Joseph, the Carpenter
Departure of St.Timothy, the 22nd Pope of Alexandria
Abib 27 Consecration of the Church of St.Abba Fam
Martyrdom of St.Apamon (Abba Amoun)
Abib 28 Departure of St.Mary Magdalene
Abib 29 Commemoration of the Translocation of the Relics of St.Andrew, the Apostle
Martyrdom of St.Quarshenoufa (Warshenofius)
Abib 30 Martyrdom of Saints Mercurius and Ephraem

Index of Coptic Months:
Toot - Baba - Hatoor - Kiahk - Toba - Amshir - Baramhat - Bermoda - Bashans - Baoona - Abib - Mesra -

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