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Egypt was one of the first countries to know Christianity, with Saint Mark the Evangelist bringing Christianity to the country[1] around 43 AD.[2]

A Coptic icon of Saint Maurice

The Egyptian Christians, also known as the Copts, have produced over a million saints, many of whom are recognised simultaneously in the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Eastern Orthodox Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church.

Early church historians, writers, and fathers testified to the numerous Egyptian martyrs. Tertullian, 3rd century North African lawyer wrote “If the martyrs of the whole world were put on one arm of the balance and the martyrs of Egypt on the other, the balance will tilt in favor of the Egyptians.” Despite periods of martyrdom and persecution the number of believers continued to grow and the lives of the martyrs inspired many to the Christian faith.

The following is not meant to be a complete list of Coptic (Egyptian) Saints, rather a mere collection.

Christian Saints in the Coptic Orthodox Church[edit]

Saint Date of birth Date of death Crowns
Ababius Monasticism
Abadiu, Bishop of Ansena 4th century 4th century Martyrdom
Abanoub 4th century 4th century Martyrdom
Abaskhayroun 3rd century 3rd century Martyrdom
Abdel Messih El-Habashi 1898 1973 Monasticism
Abdel Messih El-Makari 1892 1963 Monasticism
Abib 4th century 4th century Monasticism
Abraam, Bishop of Fayoum 1829 1914 Monasticism
Abraham of Scetes 399 Monasticism
Abraham the Hermit 360 Monasticism
Abraham, 62nd Pope of Alexandria 978
Abāmūn of Tarnūt 4th century 372 Martyrdom
Agatho, 39th Pope of Alexandria 677
Agathon, Peter, John, Amun, Amuna & Their Mother Rebecca Martyrdom
Alexander, 19th Pope of Alexandria 328
Alexandria bombing 2011 Martyrdom
Alexandria riot 2005 Martyrdom
Ambrose 2nd century 250 Theologian, Confessor
Amun 295 357 Monasticism
Andronicus, 37th Pope of Alexandria 623
Anianus, 2nd Pope of Alexandria 83
Anthony the Great 251 356 Father of Monasticism
Apollo 5th century Martyrdom
Apollonia 249 Virginity & Martyrdom
Apollos 1st century 1st century
Athanasius, 20th Pope of Alaxandria 296 373 Apostolic
Athanasius, 36th Pope of Alaxandria 616
Avilius, 3rd Patriarch of Alexandria 95
Awgin 363 Monasticism
Bashnouna 1164 Monasticism & Martyrdom
Basil the Great 330 379
Candidus 287 Martyrdom
Catherine 282 305 Virginity & Martyrdom
Celadion 166
Chiaffredo Martyrdom
Chrysanthus 283
Clement of Alexandria 150 215
Cleopatra 327
Cosmas I, 44th Pope of Alaxandria 730
Cosmas II, 54th Pope of Alaxandria 858
Cosmas III, 58th Pope of Alaxandria 932
Cyrus 304
Cyril, 24th Pope of Alaxandria 376 444 Pillar of Faith
Cyril II, 67th Pope of Alaxandria 1092
Cyril III, 75th Pope of Alaxandria 1243
Cyril IV, 110th Pope of Alaxandria 1816 1861
Cyril V, 112th Pope of Alaxandria 1831 1927
Cyril VI, 116th Pope of Alaxandria 1902 1971
Damian of Alexandria 4th century
Dasya 3rd century
Daydara 4th century
Demetrius 230
Demiana 302
Didymus the Blind 313 398
Dionysius, 14th Pope of Alaxandria 264
Dioscorus, 25th Pope of Alaxandria 454 Champion of Orthodoxy
Dionysius 250
Dorothea of Alexandria 320
Eumenes, 7th Patriarch of Alaxandria 141
Faustus 250
Felix 286
Gabriel I, 57th Pope of Alaxandria 921
Gabriel II, 70th Pope of Alaxandria 1145
Gabriel III, 78th Pope of Alaxandria 1270
Gabriel IV, 86th Pope of Alaxandria 1478
Gabriel V, 88th Pope of Alaxandria 1427
Gabriel VI, 91st Pope of Alaxandria 1475
Gabriel VII, 95th Pope of Alaxandria 1569
Gabriel VIII, 97th Pope of Alaxandria 1603
Gallicanus 363
George of Cappadocia 303 Prince of Martyrs
George El Mozahem 969
Gereon 304
Gregory the Ascetic Monasticism
Hedra Monasticism
Hilarion Monasticism
Imbaba Church attacks 2011 Martyrdom
Irini Monasticism
Isidore of Egypt Monasticism
John Climacus 606
John Kama Monasticism
John the Dwarf Monasticism
Karas Monasticism
Macarius, Bishop of Edkow (Tkoou)
Macarius of Alexandria Monasticism
Macarius the Great Monasticism
Matthew I, 87th Pope of Alaxandria 1408
Mina, Bishop of Tamai (Thmoui)
Paphnutius, Bishop of Thebes
Peter I, 17th Pope of Alaxandria Seal of the Martyrs
Pisora, Bishop of Masil
Psote, Bishop of Ebsay
Serapion, Bishop of Thmuis
Simeon Stylites 459
Simon the Tanner late 10th century
Tekle Haymanot c. 1313
Timothy, Bishop of Ansena
Verena Martyrdom
Wannas Martyrdom
Zacharias the Monk Monasticism
Zosimas of Palestine 560
Mary of Egypt Monasticism
Misael the Anchorite Monasticism
Moses the Black Monasticism
Nilus of Sinai Monasticism
Nofer (Onuphrius) the Anchorite Monasticism
Pachomius Monasticism
Saint Pambo Monasticism
Paphnutius the Ascetic Monasticism
Parsoma Monasticism
Paul of Tammah Monasticism
Paul the Simple Monasticism
Paul of Thebes Monasticism
Pigol Monasticism
Pijimi Monasticism
Pishoy Monasticism
Poemen Monasticism
Samuel the Confessor Monasticism
Shenouda the Archimandrite Monasticism
Thomas the Hermit Monasticism
Seven Martyrs on the Mount of St. Anthony Monasticism
Forty Nine Elder Martyrs of Scetes Monasticism
Dasya Martyrdom
Felix & Regula Martyrdom
Maurice Chastity, Monasticism & Martyrdom
Mena Martyrdom
Mercurius Martyrdom
Theodore the Prince Martyrdom
Daria Martyrdom
Cyrus & John Martyrdom
Demiana Martyrdom
Dimides (Diomede) Martyrdom
Dorothea Martyrdom
George of Alexandria Martyrdom
Hor, Tosia (Susanna) & Her Children Martyrdom
Hyacinth & Protus Martyrdom
Matra Martyrdom
Mohrael Martyrdom
Nehroua Martyrdom
Roweiss Martyrdom
Theophilus & His Wife Martyrdom
Sidhom Bishay Martyrdom
Kosheh Martyrs Martyrdom
Nag Hammadi Martyrs Martyrdom
Maspero Martyrs Martyrdom
Didymus the Blind Martyrdom
Demiana Martyrdom
Euphrosyne Martyrdom
Sarah the Black Martyrdom
Simon the Shoemaker Martyrdom
Thomas, Victor, & Isaac of Ashmunein Martyrdom

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Translation of St Mark book by Pope Shenouda III
  2. ^ History of the Coptic Church by Fr Menassa Youhanna