Paopi

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Paopi (Coptic: Ⲡⲁⲱⲡⲉ[pronunciation?]), also known as Babah, is the second month of the Coptic calendar. It lies between October 11 and November 9 of the Gregorian calendar. The month of Paopi is the second month of the Season of 'Akhet' (Inundation) in Ancient Egypt, where the Nile floods historically covered the land of Egypt; it has not done so since the construction of the High Dam at Aswan.

The month of Paopi celebrated the "Beautiful feast of Opet." whose name was Paopi signifies "that of Opet." We see Amon-Ra traveling from Karnak to Luxor to celebrate the famous festival of Opet, from which the month Babah derives its name.


Coptic Synaxarium of the month of Paopi[edit]

Coptic Julian Gregorian Commemorations
Paopi

1

September

28

October

11

2 29 12
3 30 13
4 October

1

14
5 2 15
6 3 16
7 4 17
8 5 18
  • Martyrdom of Saint Matra
  • Martyrdom of the Saints Abba Hor, Susanna (Tosia) and her Children, & Saint Agathon the Hermit
9 6 19
  • Departure of Saint Eumenius, 7th Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Eclipse of the Sun in the year 1242 AD.
  • Commemoration of St. Simon the Bishop
10 7 20
11 8 21
12 9 22
13 10 23
  • Departure of Saint Zacharias, the Monk
14 11 24
15 12 25
16 13 26
17 14 27
18 15 28
19 16 29
  • Assembly of the Council at Antioch against Paul of Samosata, in 280 AD.
  • Martyrdom of Saint Theophilus and his Wife in Fayyum
20 17 30
21 18 31
22 19 November

1

23 20 2
24 21 3
  • Departure of Saint Hilarion, the Anchorite
  • Martyrdom of the Saints. Paul, Longinus and Dinah (Zena)
25 22 4
26 23 5
27 24 6
  • Martyrdom of Saint Macarius, Bishop of Edkow (Tkoou)
28 25 7
  • Martyrdom of the Saint Marcian (Marcianus) & Saint Mercurius
29 26 8
30 27 9
  • Consecration of the Church of Saint Mark the Evangelist and the Apparition of his Holy head
  • Departure of Saint Abraham (Ibrahim) the Hermit of Memphis
Preceded by
Thout
Egyptian months
days: 30 days
Succeeded by
Hathor

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