Meshir

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Meshir (Coptic: Ⲙⲉϣⲓⲣ[pronunciation?]), also known as Amshir, is the sixth month of the Coptic calendar. It lies between February 8 and March 9 of the Gregorian calendar. The month of Meshir is also the second month of the Season of 'Proyet' (Growth and Emergence) in ancient Egypt, where the Nile floods recede and the crops start to grow throughout the land of Egypt.

The name of the month of Meshir comes from Mechir, the Ancient Egyptian God genius of wind.

Coptic Synaxarium of the month of Meshir[edit]

Coptic Julian Gregorian Commemorations
Meshir

1

January

26

February

8

  • Commemoration of the Second Ecumenical Council of Constantinople, in 381.
  • Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St. Peter, the Seal of Martyrs.
2 27 9
  • Departure of St. Paul, the First Hermit.
  • Departure of St. Longinus, Abbot of El-Zugag Monastery.
3 28 10
  • Departure of St. James, the Ascetic.
4 29 11
  • Martyrdom of St. Agabus, one of the Seventy Disciples.
5 30 12
  • Departure of St. Agrippinus, the 10th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Commemoration of the Sts. Anba Bishay and St. Anba Abanoub.
  • Departure of St. Apollo, friend of St. Anba Abib.
  • Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of the Forty-Nine Elders of the Wilderness of Scetis.
6 31 13
  • Appearance of the Body of St. Hippolytus of Rome.
  • Martyrdom of the Sts. Abakir, John, the Three Virgins and their Mother.
7 February

1

14
8 2 15
  • Feast of Presenting the Lord Christ in the Temple.
9 3 16
  • Departure of St. Barsauma, the Father of the Syrian Monks
  • Martyrdom of St. Paul the Syrian
10 4 17
11 5 18
12 6 19
  • Commemoration of Michael, the Archangel.
  • Departure of St. Gelasius.
13 7 20
  • Martyrdom of St. Sergius of Atripe, His Father, Mother, Sister, and Many Others with Them.
  • Departure of St. Timothy III, the 32nd Pope of Alexandria.
14 8 21
  • Departure of St. Severus, Patriarch of Antioch.
  • Departure of St. James (Yacobus), the 50th Pope of Alexandria.
15 9 22
  • Departure of St. Zechariah, the Prophet.
  • Consecration of the First Church Dedicated for the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste.
  • Departure of Saint Paphnoute (Paphnotius).
16 10 23
  • Departure of St. Elizabeth, the mother of St. John the Baptist.
17 11 24
  • Martyrdom of St. Mina, the Monk.
18 12 25
  • Departure of St. Malatius the Confessor, Patriarch of Antioch.
19 13 26
  • Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of St. Martianus, the Monk.
20 14 27
  • Departure of St. Peter, the 21st Pope of Alexandria.
  • Commemoration of Sts. Basil, Theodore and Timothy, the Martyrs.
21 15 28
22 16 March

1

  • Departure of St. Maruta (Maruthas), the Bishop of Marjferqat.
23 17 2
  • Martyrdom of St. Eusebius, Son of Basilides, the Minister.
24 18 3
  • Departure of St. Agapetus (Agapius), the Bishop.
  • Martyrdom of St. Timothy and St. Matthias.
25 19 4
  • Martyrdom of Sts. Archippus, Philemon and Lycia the Virgin.
  • Martyrdom of St. Quona (Kona) and St. Mina.
26 20 5
  • Departure of Hosea, the Prophet.
  • Martyrdom of St. Zadok and the 128 who were with Him.
27 21 6
  • Departure of St. Eustathius, Patriarch of Antioch.
28 22 7
  • Martyrdom of St. Theodore, the Roman.
29 23 8
  • Martyrdom of St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna.
30 24 9
  • Appearance of the Head of St. John the Baptist.
  • Departure of St. Cyril VI (Kyrillos), the 116th Pope of Alexandria.
Preceded by
Tobi
Coptic calendar
days: 30 days
Succeeded by
Paremhat

References[edit]

Synaxarium of the month of Amshir