Paopi

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Paopi (Coptic: Ⲡⲁⲱⲡⲉ[pronunciation?]), which is known as Babah in Arabic, is the second month of the Coptic calendar. It lies between October 11 and November 9 of the Gregorian calendar, unless the previous Coptic year was a leap year. The month of Paopi is the second month of the Season of 'Akhet' (Inundation) in Ancient Egypt, when the Nile floods historically covered the land of Egypt. (They have not done so since the construction of the High Dam at Aswan.)

Paopi means "that of Opet" for the month originally celebrated the "Beautiful feast of Opet". The Ancient Egyptians believed that during this month Amon-Ra travelled from Karnak to Luxor to celebrate the famous festival of Opet.


Coptic Synaxarium of the month of Paopi[edit]

Coptic Julian Gregorian Commemorations
Paopi

1

September

28

October

11

2 29 12
3 30 13
  • Departure of St. Simon II, the 51st Pope of Alexandria.
  • Martyrdom of St. John the Soldier
4 October

1

14
5 2 15
6 3 16
  • Departure of the Hannah the Prophetess, mother of Samuel, the Prophet.
7 4 17
8 5 18
  • Martyrdom of St. Matra
  • Martyrdom of the Sts Hor, Susanna (Tosia) and her Children, & St. Agathon the Hermit
9 6 19
  • Departure of St. Eumenius, the 7th Pope 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 St. 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 St. Theophilus and his Wife in Fayyum
20 17 30
21 18 31
22 19 November

1

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

References[edit]

Synaxarium of the month of Babah