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4) Kiahk Month
(First Egyptian Month -4- Koiak)

Koiak also known as Kiahk is the fourth month of the Coptic calendar. It lies between December 10 and January 8 of the Gregorian calendar. The month of Koiak is also the fourth month of the Season of 'Akhet' (Inundation) in Ancient Egypt, where the Nile floods cover the land of Egypt. The name of the month of Koiak comes from Ka Ha Ka, which means Good of Good, a name of the Ancient Egyptian sacred Apis Bull.                     Divider

Commemorations and Anniversaries of the Coptic Month of Keyahk
Date Feast / Commemoration
Kiahk 1 Departure of St.Peter Elrahawy, Bishop of Gaza
Consecration of the Church of the Saint, Anba Shenouda
Kiahk 2 Departure of Saint Abba Hor, the Monk
Kiahk 3 Entrance of Saint Mary into the Temple in Jerusalem
Kiahk 4 Martyrdom of St.Andrew the Apostle, the Brother of St.Peter
Kiahk 5 Departure of the Holy Prophet Nahum
Martyrdom of St.Victor (Boctor)
Martyrdom of St.Isidore
Kiahk 6 Martyrdom of St.Anatolius
Departure of St.Abraam, the Sixty-Second Pope of Alexandria
Kiahk 7 Departure of St.Matthew the Poor
Kiahk 8 Departure of St.Heraclas, the Thirteenth Pope of Alexandria
Martyrdom of the Saints : Barbara and Juliana
Martyrdom of the Saints : Esi and His Sister Thecla
Departure of St.Samuel the Abbot of the Qualamon Monastery (Abba Samuel the Confessor)
Kiahk 9 Departure of St.Poemen the Confessor
Kiahk 10 Relocation of the Body of Saint Abba Severus, Archbishop of the City of Antioch
Departure of St.Nicholas, Bishop of Mora
Kiahk 11 Departure of Saint Abba Pijimi
Kiahk 12 Commemoration of the Honorable Angel Michael the Archangel
Departure of St.Hedra, Bishop of Aswan
Commemoration of St.John the Confessor
Assembly of a Council in Rome against Benates (or Novatus) the Priest
Kiahk 13 Martyrdom of St.Barsanuphius
Departure of St.Abracius
Consecration of the Church of St.Misael, the Anchorite
Kiahk 14 Martyrdom of Saints Behnam and Sarah, His Sister
Departure of Saint Christodoulos
Martyrdom of Saints Simeon of Menouf, Abba Hor and Abba Mina the Elder
Martyrdom of Saint Ammonius, Bishop of Esna
Kiahk 15 Departure of St.Gregory, Patriarch of the Armenians
Kiahk 16 Departure of The Righteous Gideon, One of the Judges of Israel
Martyrdom of Saints Harouadj, Ananias, and Khouzi
Consecration of the Church of St.James, the Persian
Kiahk 17 Commemoration of the Departure of St.Luke the Stylite and the Relocation of His Sacred Relics
Kiahk 18 Commemoration of the Relics of St.Titus to Constantinople
Commemoration of St.Heracleas the Martyr and St.Philemon the Priest
Kiahk 19 Departure of St.John, Bishop of El-Borollos Who Gathered the Biographies of the Saints
Kiahk 20 Departure of the Upright Haggai the Prophet
Kiahk 21 Commemoration of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
Martyrdom of St.Barnabas, One of the Seventy Apostles
Kiahk 22 Commemoration of the Archangel Gabriel
Departure of St.Anastasius, the Thirty-Sixth Pope of Alexandria
Kiahk 23 Departure of David, the Prophet and King
Departure of St.Timothy the Anchorite
Kiahk 24 Martyrdom of St.Ignatius, the Patriarch of Antioch
Departure of St.Philogonus, the Patriarch of Antioch
Birth of St.Takla-Haymanot, the Ethiopian
Kiahk 25 Departure of St.John Kama
Kiahk 26 Martyrdom of St.Anastasia
Commemoration of St.Juliana the Martyr
Kiahk 27 Martyrdom of St.Anba Bisadi (Psote) the Bishop
Kiahk 28 Martyrdom of One Hundred and Fifty Men and Twenty-Four Women from Ansena
Kiahk 29 Feast of the Glorified Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas)
Kiahk 30 Departure of St.John, Archpriest of Scetis

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

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