Abhor and Mehraela

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Abhor and Mehraela
Martyrs
Venerated in

Coptic Orthodox Church

Roman Catholic Church
Feast January 9

Abhor (or Amba Hor) and Mehraela were a brother and sister who were martyrs for the Christian faith. Etymology of the word "Abhor": from Latin abhorrēre (to shudder at, shrink from), from "ab" (away) and "horrēre" (to bristle, shudder).[1] The book of their "acts" has been lost. Their feast day is celebrated on January 9 in the Coptic Church.

References[edit]

  • Cornwallis Harris, William (1844). The Highlands of Aethiopia: In Three Volumes, Vol 3. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Peternoster-Row. p. 416. 
  • Holweck, F. G., A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.