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

1

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

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