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Paoni (Coptic: Ⲡⲁⲱⲛⲓ, Paōni), also known as Payni (Greek: Παϋνί, Paüní) and Ba'unah[1] (Arabic: بئونه‎, Ba'una), is the tenth month of the Egyptian and Coptic calendars. It lasts between June 8 and July 7 of the Gregorian calendar. Paoni is also the second month of the Season of Shemu (Harvest) in Ancient Egypt, where the Egyptians harvest their crops throughout the land.


The name "Paoni" derives from its original Egyptian name "Month of the Valley Festival" (Ancient Egyptian: pꜣ n in.t) in reference to an annual celebration of Thebes.

Coptic Synaxarium of the month of Paoni[edit]

Coptic Julian Gregorian Commemorations






  • Martyrdom of St. Cosmas of Taha and his companions
  • Martyrdom of St. Zikam
  • Consecration of the church of St. Leontius the Syrian.
  • Consecration of the church of St. Phoebammon (Abu-Fam) the soldier
  • Departure of Fr. Matta El Meskeen.
2 27 9
3 28 10
  • Consecration of the First Church of St. George in the cities of Birma, Egypt and Beer Maa, Egypt
  • Martyrdom of St. Alladius the Bishop
  • Departure of St. Martha of Egypt
  • Departure of St. Cosmas I, the 44th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Departure of St. Abraam, Bishop of Fayoum.
4 29 11
  • Martyrdom of St. Synesius (Sanusi) of Balqim
  • Martyrdom of St. Amoun & St. Sophia the Righteous
  • Martyrdom of St. John of Heraclea
  • Departure of St. Hor
  • Departure of St. John VIII, the 80th Pope of Alexandria
5 30 12
  • Departure of St. James the Oriental
  • Martyrdom of St. Pshay & St. Peter
  • Consecration of the Church of St. Victor in Shu
6 31 13
  • Martyrdom of St. Theodore the Monk of Alexandria
7 June


8 2 15
  • Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary in Musturud
  • Martyrdom of St. Amadah and her sons, and St. Armanius and his mother St. Amah
  • Martyrdom of St. George the New Martyr
9 3 16
10 4 17
  • Martyrdom of St. Eudaemon, St. Epistemon, & St. Sophia
  • Commemoration of the closing of the pagan temples and the opening of the Christian Churches by St. Constantine the Great .
  • Departure of St. John XVI, the 103rd Pope of Alexandria.
  • Enthronement of St. Demetrius II, the 111th Pope of Alexandria.
11 5 18
12 6 19
  • Commemoration of Michael, the Archangel.
  • Departure of St. Justus, the 6th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Departure of St. Cyril II, the 67th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Departure of St. Euphemia the Widow
13 7 20
  • Commemoration of the Gabriel the Archangel, the Announcer of Daniel the Prophet.
  • Departure of St. John II, Bishop of Jerusalem
14 8 21
15 9 22
  • The Turning Over of the Relics of the St. Mark the Apostle by the hand of Pope Paul VI, Pope of Rome.
  • Consecration of the Church of St. Menas at Maryut
16 10 23
17 11 24
18 12 25
19 13 26
20 14 27
  • Departure of Elisha, the Prophet.
21 15 28
  • Commemoration of the First Church for The Virgin Mary in the city of Caesarea Philippi
  • Martyrdom of St. Timothy the Egyptian of Memphis
  • Departure of St. Kadronos, 4th Pope of Alexandria
22 16 29
  • Consecration of the Church of Sts. Cosmas, Damian, Their Mother, and Brothers
23 17 30
  • Departure of St. Abba Noub, the Confessor
24 18 July


25 19 2
  • Martyrdom of St. Jude, one of the Seventy Disciples
  • Departure of St. Peter IV, the 34th Pope of Alexandria
26 20 3
  • Departure of the Joshua the Prophet, Son of Nun
  • Consecration of the Church of Gabriel, the Archangel
27 21 4
  • Martyrdom of St. Ananias, the Apostle.
  • Martyrdom of St. Thomas of Shentalet
28 22 5
  • Departure of St. Theodosius, the 33rd Pope of Alexandria
  • Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St. Sarabamoun, Bishop of Nikiu
29 23 6
  • Martyrdom of the Seven Ascetic Saints in Tounar Mount
  • Martyrdom of Sts. Abba Hour and his Mother Theodora
  • Consecration of the Church of Suriel. the Archangel
30 24 7



  1. ^ Gabra, Gawdat (2008), "Coptic Calendar", The A to Z of the Coptic Church, A to Z Guide Series, No. 107, Plymouth: The Scarecrow Press, pp. 70–1 .


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Coptic calendar
days: 30 days
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