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Coptic Synaxarium (Coptic Orthodox Calendar)

10 Masra
(The Tenth Day of the Blessed Month of Misra)

 

The Martyrdom of St. Pigebs (Bekhebs)

On this day also, St. Pigebs (Bekhebs) was martyred. He was from the city of Ashmoun-Tanah. He was a soldier under the command of prince Antiochus. When the prince knew that he was Christian, he had him brought along with Anba Klog, the bishop, Anba Nehro, who was from Tersa and Anba Phillip, and asked them about their faith. They confessed that they were Christian. He tortured them severely.

    Later on he bound St. Pigebs and sent him with others to the Baramon. They spent many days in the ship without eating or drinking. When they arrived to the Baramon, they tortured St. Pigebs severely, and finally they hacked his body in pieces with a cleaver, thus he received the crown of martyrdom. A believing man from the Baramon came and took St. Pigebs body and sent it to his hometown Ashmoun-Tanah. Ninety-five others received the crown of martyrdom along with the Saint.

May their prayers be with us and Glory be to God forever. Amen.

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