Abraham of Scetes
|Saint Abraham of Scetes|
|Coptic Orthodox Church|
|Feast||4th of January|
He was born the son of a wealthy landowner in Egypt, and became a monk under Saint Jonas. He is alleged to have had a vision of Christ riding the chariot of the Cherubim. He died after eighteen years of suffering from an illness at Djirdjeh. His cell, called Dshabih, later became a famous shrine. His feast day in the Coptic Church is January 4. It has been suggested by some[who?] that this Abraham might be identical to the Abraham of Farshut commemorated in the same calendar on the same day.
- Holweck, F. G. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.
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