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
3 28 10
  • Departure of Saint James, the Ascetic.
4 29 11
5 30 12
  • Departure of Saint Agrippinus, 10th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Commemoration of the Saints Anba Bishay and Anba Abanoub.
  • Departure of St. Apollo, friend of Anba Abib.
  • Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of the Forty-Nine Elders of the Wilderness of Shiheet (Scetis).
6 31 13
  • Appearance of the Body of Saint Hippolytus of Rome.
  • Martyrdom of the Saints 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 Saint Severus, Patriarch of Antioch.
  • Departure of Saint James (Yacobus), 50th Pope of Alexandria.
10 4 17
11 5 18
12 6 19
13 7 20
  • Martyrdom of St. Sergius of Atripe, His Father, Mother, Sister, and Many Others with Them.
  • Departure of Saint Timothy III, 32nd Pope of Alexandria.
14 8 21
  • Departure of Saint Severus, Patriarch of Antioch.
  • Departure of Saint James (Yacobus), 50th Pope of Alexandria.
15 9 22
  • Departure of Saint Zechariah, the Prophet.
  • Consecration of the First Church Dedicated for the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste.
  • Departure of Saint Paphnoute (Paphnotius).
16 10 23
17 11 24
  • Martyrdom of Saint Mina (Menas), the Monk.
18 12 25
  • Departure of Saint 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 Saint Peter, 21st Pope of Alexandria.
  • Commemoration of Sts. Basil, Theodore and Timothy, the Martyrs.
21 15 28
22 16 March

1

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

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