Epip

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Epip (Coptic: Ⲉⲡⲓⲡ[pronunciation?]), also known as Abib, is the eleventh month of the Coptic calendar. It lies between July 8 and August 6 of the Gregorian calendar. The month of Epip is also the third month of the Season of 'Shemu' (Harvest) in Ancient Egypt, where the Egyptians harvest their crops throughout the land of Egypt.

Coptic Synaxarium of the month of Epip[edit]

Coptic Julian Gregorian Commemorations
Epip

1

June

25

July

8

  • Martyrdom of St. Febronia the Ascetic.
  • Departure of St. Bioukha and St. Tayaban (Banayen) the Priest.
2 26 9
  • Departure of St. Thaddaeus, the Apostle.
  • Martyrdom of St. Benufa and St. Benaben
3 27 10
4 28 11
  • Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of Sts. Apakir and John.
5 29 12
6 30 13
  • Martyrdom of St. Aoulimpas, the Apostle.
  • Martyrdom of St. Theodosia and her companions.
  • St. Bartholomew of Rashid
7 July

1

14
8 2 15
9 3 16
  • Martyrdom of St. Simon Cleophas, the Apostle.
  • Departure of St. Cladianus, the 9th Pope of Alexandria.
10 4 17
  • Martyrdom of St. Theodore, Bishop of Pentapolis.
  • Martyrdom of St. Theodore, Bishop of Corinth, and his companions.
  • Departure of St. Gabriel VII, the 95th Pope of Alexandria.
11 5 18
  • Martyrdom of Saints John and Simon, his cousin.
  • Departure of St. Isaiah, the hermit.
12 6 19
  • Commemoration of Michael, the Archangel.
  • Martyrdom of St. Hor of Siriakousy (Syracaus).
13 7 20
  • Departure of St. Pisentius, Bishop of Qift.
  • Martyrdom of St. Apamon of Toukh.
  • Martyrdom of St. Shenoute, during the early Arab Rule.
14 8 21
  • Martyrdom of St. Procopius (Proconius) of Jerusalem.
  • Departure of St. Peter V, the 83rd Pope of Alexandria.
15 9 22
16 10 23
  • Departure of St. John, of the Golden Gospel.
  • Recovery of the Holy Relics of St. George, the Prince of the Martyrs.
  • Consecration of the Church of St. Philotheus
  • St. Isidore of Heliopolis
17 11 24
18 12 25
  • Martyrdom of St. James the Apostle, Bishop of Jerusalem.
19 13 26
  • Martyrdom of St. Bidaba, Bishop of Qift, St. Andrew, and St. Christodoulas.
  • Martyrdom of St. Pantaleemon, the Physician.
  • Departure of Pope John X, the 85th Pope of Alexandria.
20 14 27
  • Martyrdom of St. Theodore of Shotep.
21 15 28
22 16 29
  • Martyrdom of St. Macarius, the Son of Basilides (Wasilides) the Minister.
  • Martyrdom of St. Leontius (Lawendius) of Tripoli.
23 17 30
24 18 31
25 19 August

1

  • Departure of St. Thecla.
  • Martyrdom of St. Isaac of Shama.
  • Martyrdom of St. Hilaria of Damira.
  • Martyrdom of Sts. Thecla and Mouji.
  • Martyrdom of St. Anthony of Beba.
  • Martyrdom of St. Abakragoun.
  • Martyrdom of St. Domadius El-Souriani (The Syrian).
  • Consecration of the Church of St. Mercurius.
  • Departure of St. Palamon, the Father of the Monks.
26 20 2
27 21 3
  • Consecration of the Church of St. Fam the Soldier.
  • Martyrdom of St. Apamon (Amoun).
28 22 4
29 23 5
  • Commemoration of the Holy Gospel, the Nativity, and the Resurrection of Christ
  • Commemoration of the Translocation of the Relics of St. Andrew, the Apostle.
  • Martyrdom of St. Quarshenoufa (Warshenofius).
30 24 6
  • Martyrdom of Sts. Mercurius and Ephraem.
Preceded by
Paoni
Coptic calendar
days: 30 days
Succeeded by
Mesori

References[edit]

Synaxarium of the month of Abib