Abraham of Scetes

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Saint Abraham of Scetes
Monk
Born 4th century
Egypt
Died 399
Djirdjeh, Egypt
Honored in
Coptic Orthodox Church
Feast 4th of January

Abraham of Scetes was a monk who became a saint of the Coptic Church.

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.[1] 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.[citation needed]

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