Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology
* It is the Pharaonic calender. The Copts started it on the year 284 A.D. On the memorial day where Diocletian sat on the throne of the Roman Empire. A great number of Copts were martyred in the period of his reign, that's why it was considered the starting point of the Coptic calendar.
* The names of the Coptic months are:
01 - Tut.
02 - Babah.
03 - Hatur.
04 - Kiahk.
05 - Tubah.
06 - Amshir.
07 - Baramhat
08 - Baramudah.
09 - Bashans.
10 - Baounah.
11 - Abib.
12 - Misrah.
13 - The small month or Nissieh.
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