Thout

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Thout (Coptic: Ⲑⲱⲟⲩⲧ, IPA: [tʰoːuːt]), also known as Tout, is the first month of the Coptic calendar. It lies between 11 September and 10 October of the Gregorian calendar. The month of Thout is also the first month of the Season of Akhet (Inundation) in Ancient Egypt, when the Nile floods historically covered the land of Egypt; it has not done so since the construction of the High Dam at Aswan.

The name of the month comes from Thoth, the Ancient Egyptian God of Wisdom and Science, inventor of writing, patron of scribes, and "he who designates the seasons, months, and years." Thoth presided over the "House of Life," where were composed and copied all texts necessary for the maintenance and replenishment of life.


Coptic Synaxarium of the month of Thout[edit]

Coptic Julian Gregorian Commemorations
Thout

1

August

29

September

11

2 30 12
3 31 13
  • Assembly of the Holy Synod at Alexandria under St. Dionysius, the 14th Pope of Alexandria, in 243 AD.
  • Great Earthquake in Cairo and Most of the Egyptian Cities in the year 1112 AD.
4 September

1

14
5 2 15
  • Martyrdom of St. Sophia
6 3 16
  • Departure of Isaiah, the Prophet.
  • Martyrdom of St. Basilissa
7 4 17
  • Departure of St. Dioscorus, the 25th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Departure of St. Severianus (Sawiros), Bishop of Gabala, Greece
  • Martyrdom of St. Rebecca and her children Saints Agathon, Peter, John, Amun, & Amuna
8 5 18
  • Departure of Moses, the Prophet.
  • Martyrdom of Zacharias, the Prophet.
  • Martyrdom of St. Diomedes (Dimides).
9 6 19
10 7 20
  • Martyrdom of St. Matruna
  • Commemoration of St. Basin a her Children
11 8 21
12 9 22
13 10 23
14 11 24
  • Departure of St. Agathon the Stylite
15 12 25
  • Translocation of the Body of St. Stephen, the Archdeacon.
  • Commemoration of Leontius of Syria
16 13 26
17 14 27
  • Appearance of the Holy Cross
  • Departure of St. Theognosta
18 15 28
  • Second day of the Holy Cross Feast
  • Martyrdom of St. Porphyrius (Prophorius).
  • Martyrdom of St. Stephen the Priest & St. Niceta (Niketa)
19 16 29
20 17 30
  • Departure of Pope Athanasius II, the 28th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Departure of St. Theopista
  • Martyrdom of St. Melitina the Virgin
21 18 October

1

22 19 2
  • Martyrdom of Saints Cotylas (Kobtlas), his sister Axoua, and his friend Tatas
  • Martyrdom of St. Julius of Aqfahs (El-Akfehasi), the Writer of the Biography of Martyrs
23 20 3
24 21 4
25 22 5
  • Departure of Jonah, the Prophet.
26 23 6
27 24 7
  • Martyrdom of St. Eustathius and his two Sons
28 25 8
  • Martyrdom of St. Apater (Abadir) and his sister Saint Herai (Eraee)
29 26 9
  • Martyrdom of St. Rhipsime (Arbsima) the Virgin, St. Gaiana, and her Sisters the Virgins
30 27 10
Preceded by
Pi Kogi Enavot
Coptic calendar
days: 30 days
Succeeded by
Paopi

References[edit]

Synaxarium of the month of Tout