Abib and Apollo

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Saints Abib & Apollo
Born 4th century
Akhmim, Egypt
Died 4th November (4th century)
Honored in
Coptic Orthodox Church
Armenian Apostolic Church
Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Syriac Orthodox Church
Oriental Orthodoxy
Feast 4th November

Abib and Apollo were two Christian ascetics from Akhmim, Egypt. They are mentioned in the Synaxarion, das ist der Heiligen-Kalendar del Koptischen Christen. Their feast day is celebrated on November 4.


Abib and Apollo were close colleagues who entered a monastery together. Abib became a deacon and was martyred. Apollo, distressed, moved deeper into the desert, near Mount Abluj, followed by a group of ascetics. He too was martyred.[1]



  • Holweck, F. G. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.