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Coptic Synaxarium (Coptic Orthodox Calendar)

6) Amshir Month
(First Egyptian Month -6- Meshir)

Meshir also known as Amshir is the sixth month of the Coptic calendar. It lies between February 8 and March 9 of the Gregorian calendar. The month of Meshir is also the second month of the Season of 'Proyet' (Growth) in Ancient Egypt, where the Nile floods recede and the crops start to grow throughout the land of Egypt. The name of the month of Meshir comes from Mechir, the Ancient Egyptian God genius of wind.                     Divider

Commemorations and Anniversaries of the Coptic Month of Amsheer
Date Feast / Commemoration
Amshir 1 Commemoration of the Universal Ecclesiastical Council in Constantinople
Commemoration of the Consecration of the First Church, Built after the Name of St.Peter, the Seal of the Martyrs
Amshir 2 Departure of the Great Saint Anba Paul, the First Hermit
Departure of St.Longinus, the Abbot of El-Zugag Monastery
Amshir 3 Departure of St.James the Monk
Amshir 4 Martyrdom of St.Agabus, One of the Seventy Disciples
Amshir 5 Departure of St.Agrippinus, the Tenth Pope of Alexandria
Commemoration of the Saints Anba Bishay and Anba Abanoub
Departure of St.Apollo, the Companion of Anba Abib
Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of the Forty-Nine Elders of the Wilderness of Shiheet
Amshir 6 Appearance of the Body of St.Apolidus, the Pope of Rome
Martyrdom of the Saints Abakir, John, the Three Virgins and Their Mother
Amshir 7 Departure of St.Alexandros the Second, the Forty-Third Pope of Alexandria
Departure of St.Theodorus (Theodor), the Forty-Fifth Pope of Alexandria
Amshir 8 Feast of Presenting the Lord Christ to the Temple
Amshir 9 Departure of St.Barsauma, the Father of the Syrian Monks
Martyrdom of St.Paul the Syrian
Amshir 10 Martyrdom of St.James the Apostle, the Son of Alphaeus
Martyrdom of St.Justus, the Son of Emperor Numerian
Departure of St.Isidore of Pelusium
Martyrdom of St.Philo, the Bishop of the Persians
Amshir 11 Martyrdom of St.Fabian (Fabrianus), Pope of Rome
Amshir 12 Commemoration of the Archangel Michael 
Departure of St.Gelasius
Amshir 13 Martyrdom of St.Sergius of Atripe and His Father, Mother, Sister, and Many Others with Them
Departure of St.Timothy the Third, the Thirty-Second Pope of Alexandria
Amshir 14 Departure of St.Severus, the Patriarch of Antioch
Departure of St.James, the Fiftieth Pope of Alexandria (St.Yacobus)
Amshir 15 Departure of St.Zechariah the Prophet
Consecration of the First Church Dedicated for the Forty Martyrs from Sebaste
Departure of St.Paphnoute
Amshir 16 Departure of St.Elizabeth, the Mother of St.John the Baptist
Amshir 17 Martyrdom of St.Mina the Monk
Amshir 18 Departure of St.Malatius the Confessor, Patriarch of Antioch
Amshir 19 Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of St.Martianus the Monk
Amshir 20 Departure of St.Peter, the Twenty-First Pope of Alexandria
Commemoration of the Saints Basil, Theodore and Timothy, the Martyrs
Amshir 21 Commemoration of the Virgin St.Mary
Martyrdom of St.Onesimus, the Disciple of St.Paul
Departure of St.Gabriel, the Fifty-Seventh Pope of Alexandria
Departure of St.Zacharias, Bishop of Sakha
Amshir 22 Departure of St.Maruta (Marouta) the Bishop
Amshir 23 Martyrdom of St.Eusebius, Son of Basilides the Minister
Amshir 24 Departure of St.Agapetus the Bishop
Martyrdom of St.Timothy and St.Matthias
Amshir 25 Martyrdom of St.Archippus, St.Philemon and St.Lycia the Virgin
Martyrdom of St.Quona and St.Mina
Amshir 26 Departure of St.Hosea the Prophet
Martyrdom of St.Zadok and the One Hundred and Twenty-Eight who were with him
Amshir 27 Departure of St.Eustathius, Patriarch of Antioch
Amshir 28 Martyrdom of St.Theodore the Roman
Amshir 29 Martyrdom of St.Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna
Amshir 30 Appearance of the Head of St.John the Baptist

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

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