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- A Thanksgiving to God

- Abba Kyrillos the Sixth, the 116th Pope of Alexandria

- Annunciation of St. Joachim with the Birth of the Virgin Mary

- Apparition of the Pure Lady the Virgin in the church of Zeitoun

- Appearance of the Body of St. Apolidus, the Pope of Rome

- Appearance of the Head of St. John the Baptist

- Appearance of the Head of St. Longinus the Soldier

- Arrival of the Holy Relic of St. John, the Short, to the Wilderness of Scetis

- Ascension of Elijah the Prophet

- Assembly of a Council at Rome because of Epiphany of Fasting

- Assembly of a Council in Antioch for Paul of Samosat

- Assembly of a Council in Rome against Benates (or Novatus) the Priest

- Assembly of the Holy Council on the island of Bani-Omar

- Assembly of the Third General Council at Ephesus for Trying Nestor, Archbishop of Constantinople

- Assembly of the Universal Holy Council at Nicea

- Assumption of the Body of the Pure Virgin St. Mary

- Beginning of the Advent Fasting in the Coptic Church

- Birth of St. Takla-Haymanot, the Ethiopian

- Coming of St. Severus the Patriarch of Antioch to Egypt

- Commemoration Feast of the Archangel Michael

- Commemoration of Anba Marcura

- Commemoration of Anba Sarapamon, known as The Veiled Bishop of El-Monofia

- Commemoration of Archangel Michael

- Commemoration of Archangel Michael

- Commemoration of Dionisa (Denisa) the Deaconess and Medius the Martyr

- Commemoration of Saints Babnuda (Paphnute) the hermit, Theodore the worshipper, and the 100 Martyrs

- Commemoration of Samson, One of the Judges of Israel

- Commemoration of Simon the Bishop

- Commemoration of St. Antonios, Bishop of Tamoui

- Commemoration of St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa

- Commemoration of St. Gregory, Patriarch of the Armenians

- Commemoration of St. Heracleas the Martyr and St.Philemon the Priest

- Commemoration of St. John the Evangelist

- Commemoration of St. Juliana the Martyr

- Commemoration of St. Mary the Virgin

- Commemoration of St. Passin and Her Children

- Commemoration of St. Seriakos (Syriacus) the Fighter

- Commemoration of St.Cleopas the Apostle and His Companion

- Commemoration of St.John the Confessor

- Commemoration of St.Mina the Deacon

- Commemoration of St.Tamada and her children, and Armenius and his mother

- Commemoration of Stephen the Priest and Niceta the Martyr

- Commemoration of the Angel Raphael, the Archangel

- Commemoration of the Appearance of a Cross of light above Golgotha

- Commemoration of the Appearance of the Bodies of St. John the Baptist and Elisha the Prophet

- Commemoration of the Appearance of the Glorious Cross

- Commemoration of the Appearance of the Lord to Thomas the Apostle after His Resurrection

- Commemoration of the Archangel Gabriel

- Commemoration of the Archangel Gabriel the Announcer

- Commemoration of the Archangel Gabriel, the Announcer of Daniel the Prophet

- Commemoration of the Archangel Michael

- Commemoration of the Archangel Suriel

- Commemoration of the Church of the Virgin Lady known as El-Mahammah

- Commemoration of the Circumcision of the Lord Christ

- Commemoration of the Closing of the Pagan Temples and Opening of the Churches

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Altar of the Forty Martyrs in Alexandria

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of Anba Sarabamoun, Bishop of Nikios

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St. Agabus, the Apostle

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St. Demiana

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St. Julius El-Akfehas

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St. Mark the Evangelist and the Appearance of His Holy Body

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St.Boctor (Victor) in the region of Sho

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St.John, the Owner of the Golden Gospel, 

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the first altar for St. Nicholas, Bishop of Mora for Jacobite Christians

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the First Church, Built after the Name of St. Peter, the Seal of the Martyrs

- Commemoration of the Consecration of the Sanctuaries of the Resurrection

- Commemoration of the Crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

- Commemoration of the Departure of Abba Isaac, the Priest of El-Qalali (Cells)

- Commemoration of the Departure of St. Mary know as Marina, the Ascetic

- Commemoration of the Departure of St.Luke the Stylite and the Relocation of His Sacred Relics

- Commemoration of the Entry of the Lord Christ to Egypt

- Commemoration of the feast of Pentecost

- Commemoration of the First Church for The Virgin Mary in the City of Philippi

- Commemoration of the Four Incorporeal Beasts

- Commemoration of the Great Prophet Ezekiel, the son of Buzi

- Commemoration of the Great Sign, the Lord had Manifested During the Papacy of St. Theophilus

- Commemoration of the Holy and Pure Virgin Mary

- Commemoration of the Holy Martyrs Alphaeus, Zacchaeus, Romanus and John

- Commemoration of the Honorable Angel Michael the Archangel

- Commemoration of the Honorable Archangel Michael

- Commemoration of the Honorable Archangel Michael

- Commemoration of the Lady the Theotokos

- Commemoration of the Lady, the Virgin Mary

- Commemoration of the Life giving Annunciation

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Anba Behna (Bahnou) and Anba Kloag (Bagoug), the Priest

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Master (Moallem) Malati

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St. Archelaus and the Martyrdom of Elisha the Hegumen

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St. Leontius of Tripoli (Lawendius)

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St. Macarius, the Son of Basilides (Wasilides) the Minister

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St. Takla

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St.Eudexia (Eutychia)

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of St.Isidorus (Isidore) of Antioch

- Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Saints Balaryanos and His Brother Thiborinos

- Commemoration of the Miracle at Cana of Galilee

- Commemoration of the Miracle made by St. Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea of Cappadocia

- Commemoration of the Miracle that God performed to St. Athanasius the Apostolic

- Commemoration of the Mother of God

- Commemoration of the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

- Commemoration of the Preaching of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle

- Commemoration of the Relics of St.Titus to Constantinople

- Commemoration of the Relocation of the Body of Lazarus

- Commemoration of the Relocation of the Body of St. Epiphanius

- Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of Saints Apakir and John

- Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom

- Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of St.Martianus the Monk

- Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of the Forty-Nine Elders of the Wilderness of Shiheet

- Commemoration of the Resurrection of the Lord Christ from the dead

- Commemoration of the revealing virginity of St. Demetrius, the Twelfth Pope of Alexandria

- Commemoration of the Saints Anba Bishay and Anba Abanoub

- Commemoration of the Saints Basil, Theodore and Timothy, the Martyrs

- Commemoration of the Saints George the Ascetic, Belasius the Martyr, and Anba Joseph the bishop

- Commemoration of the Saints Karbu and Apollos and Peter

- Commemoration of the Saints Thomas, Victor and Isaac, of the city of Ashmunen

- Commemoration of the Seven Martyrs on the Mountain of St. Antonius

- Commemoration of the Slain Children of Bethlehem by the order of King Herod

- Commemoration of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin St.Mary

- Commemoration of the Transfer of St.John's Relics

- Commemoration of the Transfer of the Relics of St. James, known as the Mangled

- Commemoration of the Translocation of the Relics of St. Andrew, the Apostle

- Commemoration of the Twenty-Four Priests

- Commemoration of the Universal Ecclesiastical Council in Constantinople

- Commemoration of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

- Commemoration of the Virgin St. Mary, the Mother of God

- Commemoration of the Virgin St.Mary

- Commemoration of the Virgin, the Mother of God

- Commemoration of the visit of Our Lord Christ to Bethany

- Commemoration of the Wonder that took place with Pope Sinuthius (Shenouda I) the Fifty-Fifth Patriarch

- Commemorative Feast of Michael the Archangel

- Confession of St. Peter, the Apostle, that Christ is the Son of the Living God

- Consecration of St. Macarius

- Consecration of the Church of Archangel Gabriel

- Consecration of the Church of Mari Mina at Maryut

- Consecration of the Church of Saints Cosmas, Damian, Their Brothers and Their Mother

- Consecration of the Church of Saints Cosmas, Damian, Their Mother, and Brothers

- Consecration of the Church of St. Abba Fam

- Consecration of the Church of St. Abe-Fam (Epipham) the soldier

- Consecration of the Church of St. Abu-Nofer

- Consecration of the Church of St. George of Cappadocia

- Consecration of the Church of St. Leontius of Tripoli

- Consecration of the Church of St. Mercurius

- Consecration of the Church of St. Sergius and St. Bacchus

- Consecration of the Church of St.James, the Persian

- Consecration of the Church of St.Marina

- Consecration of the Church of St.Misael, the Anchorite

- Consecration of the Church of the Great St.Anthony (Antonios)

- Consecration of the Church of the Saint, Anba Shenouda

- Consecration of the Churches of Prince Theodore, the Son of John, and Prince Theodore El-Mishreke

- Consecration of the First Church Dedicated for the Forty Martyrs from Sebaste

- Consecration of the Virgin's Church in the Mouharaque Monastery in Kuesquam Mountain

- Construction of the first church of St.George in the cities of Birma and Beer Maa (Water Well) in the Oases

- Consultation of the Chief Priests to put the righteous Lazarus to death, whom the Lord raised from the dead

- Council of Bishops took place in Alexandria

- Departure of Aaron the Priest

- Departure of Abba Abraam, Companion of Abba Gawarga

- Departure of Abba Demetrius the First, the Twelfth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Abba Dionysius, the Fourteenth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Anba Gabriel VII, the 95th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Anba Isaac, the Disciple of Anba Apollo

- Departure of Anba Kyrellos (Cyril) the Seventy Fifth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Anba Macarius, the Fifty-Ninth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Anba Serapamon, Archpriest of Abba Yehnis (John) monastery

- Departure of Anba Yusab, Bishop of Girga, Known as El-Abbah

- Departure of Cyrus (Karas), brother of Emperor Theodosius

- Departure of David, the Prophet and King

- Departure of Elisha the Prophet

- Departure of Father Paphnute of El-Bandarah

- Departure of Hezekiah the King

- Departure of Isaiah the Prophet

- Departure of Joel the Prophet

- Departure of Jonah the Great Prophet

- Departure of Lazarus the beloved of the Lord

- Departure of Lazarus, the beloved of the Lord

- Departure of Marcianus, the Eighth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Micah, the Prophet

- Departure of Moses the Prophet

- Departure of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

- Departure of Pope Abriamus (Primus), the Fifth Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Archelaus, the Eighteenth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Athanasius the Second, the Twenty-Eighth Patriarch of the See of St. Mark

- Departure of Pope Cosmas, the 44th Patriarch

- Departure of Pope Gabriel II, the Seventy Pope of Alexandria, who was known as Ibn Turaik

- Departure of Pope Gabriel IV, the 86th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope John (Youhanna) the First, the 29th Patriarch of the See of St. Mark

- Departure of Pope Kyrillos (Cyril) the Fourth, the One Hundred and Tenth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Mark the Seventh, the 106th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Mark, (Marcus) VI, the 101st Patriarch

- Departure of Pope Mattheos the Second, Patriarch of the See of St. Mark

- Departure of Pope Mattheos, the One Hundredth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Mikhail the First, the 68th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Peter (Petros) VII, the One Hundred and Ninth Patriarch

- Departure of Pope Peter VI, the One Hundred and Fourth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Sinuthius (Shenouda I), 55th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Yoannis the Eighteenth, the 107th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Yoannis the Eighth, the 80th Patriarch

- Departure of Pope Yoannis the Eleventh, the 89th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Yoannis the Fifth, the 72nd Patriarch

- Departure of Pope Yoannis the Nineteenth, the 113th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Yoannis the Ninth, the Eighty-First Patriarch

- Departure of Pope Yoannis the Seventeenth, the 105th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Youanis X, the 85th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of Pope Youannis the Second, the 30th Patriarch of the See of St.Mark

- Departure of Pope Youannis VII, 78th Patriarch

- Departure of Saint Aba-Hour

- Departure of Saint Abba Hor, the Monk

- Departure of Saint Abba Pijimi

- Departure of Saint Christodoulos

- Departure of Saints Agapius, Theodora, and Metruf

- Departure of Saints Bioukha and Tayaban (Banayen) the Priest

- Departure of Samuel the Prophet

- Departure of St. Abraam, the Sixty-Second Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Agatho the Stylite

- Departure of St. Agathon, the Thirty-Ninth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Akakios, Patriarch of Constantinople

- Departure of St. Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem

- Departure of St. Alexander, Patriarch of Constantinople

- Departure of St. Alexandra, the Empress

- Departure of St. Anastasia

- Departure of St. Anastasius, the Thirty-Sixth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Andronicus, the Thirty-Seventh Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Anianus, the Second Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Anthony the Great (Antonius)

- Departure of St. Archilidis (Arselidas)

- Departure of St. Athanasius and His Sister, Irene

- Departure of St. Athanasius the Apostolic, the 20th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Barsauma, the Father of the Syrian Monks

- Departure of St. Barsoma, the Naked

- Departure of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle

- Departure of St. Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea

- Departure of St. Benjamin, the Thirty-Eighth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Bessarion, the Great

- Departure of St. Bishoy

- Departure of St. Celestine, Pope of Rome

- Departure of St. Cladianus (Celadion), the Ninth Pope of the See of St. Mark

- Departure of St. Cornelius the Centurion

- Departure of St. Cyriacus

- Departure of St. Dioscorus the Second, the Thirty-First Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Dioscorus the Twenty-Fifth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Elizabeth, the Mother of St. John the Baptist

- Departure of St. Ephraem El-Soriani (The Syrian)

- Departure of St. Eskani (St. Xene)

- Departure of St. Eumenius, the Seventh Pope of the See of St. Mark

- Departure of St. Euphrasia (Eupraxia), the virgin

- Departure of St. Felix, Pope of Rome

- Departure of St. Fournous, one of the Seventy Disciples

- Departure of St. Freig

- Departure of St. Gregorius (Gregory of Nyssa), the Brother of St. Basil the Great

- Departure of St. Gregory the Monk

- Departure of St. Gregory, Patriarch of the Armenians

- Departure of St. Hannah

- Departure of St. Helena, The Empress

- Departure of St. Heraclas, the Thirteenth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Hilaria, the Daughter of Emperor Zeno

- Departure of St. Ibrahim the Anchorite

- Departure of St. Irene (Eirene)

- Departure of St. Isaiah, the hermit

- Departure of St. James the Monk

- Departure of St. James the Patriarch of Antioch

- Departure of St. James, Bishop of Misre

- Departure of St. James, the Bishop of Nisibis

- Departure of St. Jason, one of the Seventy Disciples

- Departure of St. John Chrysostom

- Departure of St. John Kama

- Departure of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian

- Departure of St. John the Fourth, the Forty-Eighth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. John the Soldier

- Departure of St. John, Archpriest of Scetis

- Departure of St. John, Bishop of Gaza

- Departure of St. John, of the Golden Gospel

- Departure of St. Kyrellos (Cyril), Bishop of Jerusalem

- Departure of St. Kyrillos (Cyril) the First, the Twenty-Fourth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Kyrillos V (Cyril), the 112th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Leparius, Bishop of Rome

- Departure of St. Macarius III, the 114th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Macarius of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Macarius the Great

- Departure of St. Macarius the Sixty-Ninth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Malachi, the Prophet

- Departure of St. Mary Magdalene

- Departure of St. Mary of Egypt

- Departure of St. Matthew the Poor

- Departure of St. Mattias IV (Mattheos), the 102nd Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Maximus and St. Domatius

- Departure of St. Maximus, the Brother of St. Domadius

- Departure of St. Melyos, Pope of Alexandria, the Third

- Departure of St. Michael, Bishop of Naqadah

- Departure of St. Mina, Bishop of Tamai

- Departure of St. Moisis, Bishop of Ouseem

- Departure of St. Obadiah the Prophet

- Departure of St. Otimus, the Priest

- Departure of St. Pa

- Departure of St. Palamon, the Father of the Monks

- Departure of St. Paula El-Tamouhi

- Departure of St. Pelagia

- Departure of St. Peter Elrahawy, Bishop of Gaza

- Departure of St. Peter the Fifth, the 83rd Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Peter the Third the Twenty-Seventh Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Philip, One of the Seven Deacons

- Departure of St. Pisentius, Bishop of Qift

- Departure of St. Poemen the Confessor

- Departure of St. Poimen, the Hermit

- Departure of St. Samuel the Abbot of the Qualamon Monastery (Abba Samuel the Confessor)

- Departure of St. Sarah the nun

- Departure of St. Severianus, Bishop of Gabla

- Departure of St. Shenouda (Shenoute), the Archimandrite

- Departure of St. Silvanus the Monk

- Departure of St. Silvester, Pope of Rome

- Departure of St. Simeon the First, the 42nd Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Simeon the Second, the Fifty-First Pope of the See of St. Mark

- Departure of St. Simon the Stylite

- Departure of St. Sisinnios (Sosenius), the Eunich

- Departure of St. Takla Haymanot, the Ethiopian

- Departure of St. Thecla

- Departure of St. Theodora

- Departure of St. Theognosta

- Departure of St. Theopesti

- Departure of St. Theophilus, the Monk

- Departure of St. Thomas, Bishop of Mar

- Departure of St. Timothy II (Timotheos), the 26th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Timothy, Bishop of Ansena

- Departure of St. Timothy, the 22nd Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Titus, the Apostle

- Departure of St. Yoannis XIV, the 96th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Yoannis XV, the 99th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Yusab the Fifty-Second Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Yustus, the monk of St. Anthony

- Departure of St. Zacharias, the Monk

- Departure of St. Zacharias, the Sixty-Fourth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St. Zosimus (Zocima)

- Departure of St.Abba Nofer the Anchorite

- Departure of St.Abba Noub the Confessor

- Departure of St.Abraam, bishop of El-Fayyoum

- Departure of St.Abracius

- Departure of St.Acacius, Bishop of Jerusalem

- Departure of St.Agapetus the Bishop

- Departure of St.Agrippinus, the Tenth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Alexander I, 19th Pope of the See of St.Mark

- Departure of St.Alexandros the Second, the Forty-Third Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Ammonius the Hermit

- Departure of St.Andronicus, One of the Seventy Disciples

- Departure of St.Apollo, the Companion of Anba Abib

- Departure of St.Arsanius, the Tutor of the Emperor's Children

- Departure of St.Basilius, Bishop of Jerusalem

- Departure of St.Cedron (Kardonos), the Fourth Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Cosma, the Fifty-Fourth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Cosmas, the Fifty-Eighth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Damianos, the 35th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Daniel the Archpriest of Sheahat (Scetis)

- Departure of St.Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus

- Departure of St.Erastus, the Apostle

- Departure of St.Euphemia

- Departure of St.Eustathius, Patriarch of Antioch

- Departure of St.Eutychus

- Departure of St.Gabriel the Eighth, the 97th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Gabriel, the Fifty-Seventh Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Gelasius

- Departure of St.George (Ga'orgi), the Friend of St.Abraam

- Departure of St.Hadid the priest

- Departure of St.Hedra, Bishop of Aswan

- Departure of St.Hierotheos, of Athens

- Departure of St.Hosea the Prophet

- Departure of St.Isaac (Ishaq), of Hourin

- Departure of St.Isidore of Pelusium

- Departure of St.James of the East

- Departure of St.James, the Fiftieth Pope of Alexandria (St.Yacobus)

- Departure of St.John, Bishop of El-Borollos Who Gathered the Biographies of the Saints

- Departure of St.John, Bishop of Jerusalem

- Departure of St.John, Bishop of Jerusalem

- Departure of St.Julian, the Eleventh Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Junia, One of the Seventy Disciples

- Departure of St.Justus, the Sixth Pope of the See of St.Mark

- Departure of St.Konan

- Departure of St.Kyrillos the Second, the 67th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Latsoun El-Bahnasawy

- Departure of St.Longinus, the Abbot of El-Zugag Monastery

- Departure of St.Macrobius

- Departure of St.Malatius the Confessor, Patriarch of Antioch

- Departure of St.Marcian (Martinianus)

- Departure of St.Mark II, 49th Pope of the See of St.Mark

- Departure of St.Martha of Egypt

- Departure of St.Martinus, Bishop of the Chity of Thrace

- Departure of St.Maruta (Marouta) the Bishop

- Departure of St.Mary the Ascetic (The Shut-In)

- Departure of St.Michael II, 53rd Pope of the See of St.Mark

- Departure of St.Narcissus

- Departure of St.Nicholas, Bishop of Mora

- Departure of St.Onesiphorous (Friska), One of the Seventy Apostles

- Departure of St.Pachomius (Pakhom), the Father of the Spiritual Communal Monastic Life (Cenobitic Life)

- Departure of St.Paphnotius (St.Paphnuti), the Bishop

- Departure of St.Paphnoute

- Departure of St.Peter the Fourth, the 34th Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Peter the Worshipper

- Departure of St.Peter, the Twenty-First Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Philogonus, the Patriarch of Antioch

- Departure of St.Prochorus, One of the Seventy Disciples

- Departure of St.Severus, the Patriarch of Antioch

- Departure of St.Tadros (Theodore), the Disciple of St.Pachomius

- Departure of St.Thaddaeus, the Apostle

- Departure of St.Theodorus (Theodor), the Forty-Fifth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Theodosius, the 33rd Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Theodotus, the Bishop

- Departure of St.Theonas, the Sixteenth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Timothy the Anchorite

- Departure of St.Timothy the Third, the Thirty-Second Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Yoannis the 16th, the 103rd Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of St.Zacharias, Bishop of Sakha

- Departure of St.Zechariah the Prophet

- Departure of the Great Prophet Daniel

- Departure of the Great Prophet Joshua Son of Nun

- Departure of the Great Saint Abba John the Short

- Departure of the Great Saint Anba Paul, the First Hermit

- Departure of the Holy Father Anba Isaac, the Forty-First Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of the Holy Father Anba Maximus, the Fifteenth Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of the Holy Father Anba Michael, the Seventy-First Pope of the See of St. Mark

- Departure of the Holy Prophet Nahum

- Departure of the Honorable Father St. Theophilus, the Twenty-Third Pope of Alexandria

- Departure of the most honored Layman Ibrahim El-Gohari

- Departure of the Prophet Habakkuk

- Departure of the Righteous Amos, the Prophet

- Departure of the righteous Emperor Constantine the Great

- Departure of The Righteous Gideon, One of the Judges of Israel

- Departure of the Righteous Hannah, the Prophetess and Mother of Samuel, the Prophet

- Departure of the Righteous Joachim, the Lord Christ Grandfather

- Departure of the righteous Job

- Departure of the Saint Anba Khail (Mikhail) the Fifty Sixth Pope of the See of St. Mark

- Departure of the Saint Anba Khail (Mikhail), the Forty-Sixth Pope of the See of St.Mark

- Departure of the Saints Apollo and Abib

- Departure of the Three Hebrew Young Men : Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael

- Departure of the Upright Haggai the Prophet

- Departure of the Upright St. Joseph, the Carpenter

- Deparure of St. Gregory, the Wonder Worker

- Discovery of the Relics of St. Abahour (Pihour), St. Bisoura (Pisoura), and Their Mother Ampera (Asra)

- Eclipse of the Sun in the year 958 of the Martyrs

- Enthronement of Pope Demitrius the Second, the 111th Patriarch of Alexandria

- Entrance of Saint Mary into the Temple in Jerusalem

- Feast Day of the Appearance of the Honorable Cross

- Feast of El-Nayrouz (Beginning of the Blessed Coptic Year)

- Feast of Presenting the Lord Christ to the Temple

- Feast of the Glorified Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas)

- Feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mount Tabor

- Festival of the Honored Archangel Michael

- First Pontifical Liturgy is the New St. Mark Cathedral in the Monastery of Anba Rowais

- Great Earthquake in Cairo and Most of the Egyptian Cities

- Holy Epiphany of Our Lord, God and Savior

- Inauguration of the New St. Mark Cathedral in the Monastery of Anba Rowais

- Job and His Washing

- Martydom of the Fifty Virgins and Their Mother

- Martyrdom of 400 martyrs in Dandara (Denderah)

- Martyrdom of Anba Bisada the Priest

- Martyrdom of Daoud (David), the Monk

- Martyrdom of George (Girgis) the new martyr

- Martyrdom of John of Herakleia

- Martyrdom of One Hundred and Fifty Men and Twenty-Four Women from Ansena

- Martyrdom of Saint Ammonius, Bishop of Esna

- Martyrdom of Saint Anba Amoun and the Righteous Sophia

- Martyrdom of Saint Febronia the Ascetic

- Martyrdom of Saints Abadir and Irai, His Sister

- Martyrdom of Saints Abba Hour and his Mother Theodora

- Martyrdom of Saints Agathon, Peter, John, Ammon and Ammona and their Mother, Rebecca

- Martyrdom of Saints Anba Bshay (Ebshoy) and Anba Botros (Peter)

- Martyrdom of Saints Athanasius, the Bishop, Gerasimus (Jarasimus), and Theodotus

- Martyrdom of Saints Behnam and Sarah, His Sister

- Martyrdom of Saints Benjamin and his Sister Eudexia

- Martyrdom of Saints Bidaba, Bishop of Qift, Anba Andrew, and Anba Christodoulas

- Martyrdom of Saints Cosmas, Damian, Their Brothers and Their Mother

- Martyrdom of Saints Epimachus and Azarianus

- Martyrdom of Saints Harouadj, Ananias, and Khouzi

- Martyrdom of Saints John and Simon, his cousin

- Martyrdom of Saints Kobtlas and Aksu, his Sister, and Tatos, his Friend.

- Martyrdom of Saints Mercurius and Ephraem

- Martyrdom of Saints Onanius and Andrews

- Martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul, the Apostles

- Martyrdom of Saints Philemon and Apollonius

- Martyrdom of Saints Pistis, Helpis, Agape and Their Mother Sophia

- Martyrdom of Saints Simeon of Menouf, Abba Hor and Abba Mina the Elder

- Martyrdom of St. Abakragoun

- Martyrdom of St. Abba Hour El-Siriakousy

- Martyrdom of St. Abba Shenoute, during the Early Arab Rule

- Martyrdom of St. Agabius, the Soldier, and his Sister Thecla

- Martyrdom of St. Agabus, One of the Seventy Disciples

- Martyrdom of St. Ananias, the Apostle

- Martyrdom of St. Anastasia

- Martyrdom of St. Anastasia

- Martyrdom of St. Anatolius

- Martyrdom of St. Anatolius

- Martyrdom of St. Anba Kaou

- Martyrdom of St. Andrew the Apostle, the Brother of St. Peter

- Martyrdom of St. Andrianus

- Martyrdom of St. Antipas, Bishop of Pergamos

- Martyrdom of St. Antonius (Anthony) of Beba

- Martyrdom of St. Aoulimpas, the Apostle

- Martyrdom of St. Apamon (Abba Amoun)

- Martyrdom of St. Apamon of Toukh

- Martyrdom of St. Apanoub

- Martyrdom of St. Apoli, Son of Justus

- Martyrdom of St. Arbsima the Virgin and Her Sisters the Virgins

- Martyrdom of St. Ari, the Priest of Shatanouf

- Martyrdom of St. Arsenius, Slave of St. Sousnyous

- Martyrdom of St. Babnuda (Paphnute)

- Martyrdom of St. Bacchus, the companion of St. Sergius

- Martyrdom of St. Bandlaemon, the Physician

- Martyrdom of St. Baslantya

- Martyrdom of St. Bropharius

- Martyrdom of St. Christopher

- Martyrdom of St. Clement

- Martyrdom of St. Clement, Pope of Rome

- Martyrdom of St. Colluthus of Antinoe (Known as Abu Colta)

- Martyrdom of St. Cyprianus and St. Justina

- Martyrdom of St. Cyriacus and St. Julietta, his Mother

- Martyrdom of St. Damian in Antioch

- Martyrdom of St. Daysa the Soldier

- Martyrdom of St. Demetrius the Thessalonican

- Martyrdom of St. Demiana

- Martyrdom of St. Dimides

- Martyrdom of St. Dionysius the Bishop

- Martyrdom of St. Dioscorus

- Martyrdom of St. Domadius El-Souriani (The Syrian)

- Martyrdom of St. Epime (Pimanon)

- Martyrdom of St. Eudaemon, of Armant (El-Armanti)

- Martyrdom of St. Euphemia

- Martyrdom of St. Eusebius, Son of Basilides the Minister

- Martyrdom of St. Eusegnius (Eugenius) the Soldier

- Martyrdom of St. Eustathius and his Two Sons

- Martyrdom of St. George (Girgis) known as El-Mezahem

- Martyrdom of St. George the Alexandrian

- Martyrdom of St. George, Prince of Martyrs

- Martyrdom of St. Hadid

- Martyrdom of St. Helias of Hnes

- Martyrdom of St. Hilaria

- Martyrdom of St. Horesius (Harsios) of Soul

- Martyrdom of St. Isaac El-Defrawi

- Martyrdom of St. Isidore

- Martyrdom of St. James the Apostle, Bishop of Jerusalem

- Martyrdom of St. James the Apostle, the Brother of St. John the Apostle

- Martyrdom of St. James the Mangled (Sawn)

- Martyrdom of St. James, the Soldier

- Martyrdom of St. Jeremiah the Prophet

- Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

- Martyrdom of St. John the Soldier

- Martyrdom of St. Julietta

- Martyrdom of St. Julius El-Akfehas, the Writer of the Biography of Martyrs

- Martyrdom of St. Lawindianus (Leontius)

- Martyrdom of St. Longinus the Soldier

- Martyrdom of St. Luke the Evangelist

- Martyrdom of St. Macarius

- Martyrdom of St. Malachias of Palestine

- Martyrdom of St. Malatini the Virgin

- Martyrdom of St. Mari-Mina the Wonder Worker

- Martyrdom of St. Marina, of Antioch

- Martyrdom of St. Mary, the Armenian

- Martyrdom of St. Matra

- Martyrdom of St. Matrounah

- Martyrdom of St. Matthew the Evangelist

- Martyrdom of St. Maurice leader of the Theban Legion

- Martyrdom of St. Mercurius known as the Saint with Two Swords

- Martyrdom of St. Metra

- Martyrdom of St. Moses (Moisees) and his Sister Sarah

- Martyrdom of St. Pantaleemon, the Physician

- Martyrdom of St. Paul the Syrian

- Martyrdom of St. Paul, Patriarch of Constantinople

- Martyrdom of St. Peter, the Seal of the Martyrs

- Martyrdom of St. Philip the Apostle

- Martyrdom of St. Philotheus

- Martyrdom of St. Pigebs (Bekhebs)

- Martyrdom of St. Piroou and St. Athom

- Martyrdom of St. Pisoura the Bishop

- Martyrdom of St. Procopius (Proconius) of Jerusalem

- Martyrdom of St. Qozman El-Tahawy and his companions

- Martyrdom of St. Quadratus, One of the Seventy Disciples

- Martyrdom of St. Quarshenoufa (Warshenofius)

- Martyrdom of St. Quona and St.Mina

- Martyrdom of St. Sarabamon, Bishop of Nakiyos

- Martyrdom of St. Sergius, the companion of St. Bacchus

- Martyrdom of St. Simeon the Armenian, Bishop of Persia and 150 with him

- Martyrdom of St. Simon Cleophas, the Apostle

- Martyrdom of St. Sophia

- Martyrdom of St. Stephen the Archdeacon

- Martyrdom of St. Theodore, Bishop of Corinth, and his companions

- Martyrdom of St. Theodore, Bishop of Pentapolis

- Martyrdom of St. Theodosia and her companions

- Martyrdom of St. Theophilus and His Wife in Fayyum

- Martyrdom of St. Thomas of Shentalet

- Martyrdom of St. Thomas, the Apostle

- Martyrdom of St. Timon the Apostle

- Martyrdom of St. Timothy and the Relocation of the Body of St.Theodore, the Prince of Setb

- Martyrdom of St. Timothy the Apostle

- Martyrdom of St. Victor (Boctor)

- Martyrdom of St. Wasilides

- Martyrdom of St. Yostus, the Bishop

- Martyrdom of St.Abaskhiroun the Soldier

- Martyrdom of St.Abe-Fam the Soldier (St.Phoebammon)

- Martyrdom of St.Alexandrus

- Martyrdom of St.Alladius the Bishop

- Martyrdom of St.Anba Bisadi (Psote) the Bishop

- Martyrdom of St.Archippus, St.Philemon and St.Lycia the Virgin

- Martyrdom of St.Arianus, the Governor of Ansena

- Martyrdom of St.Aristobulus, the apostle

- Martyrdom of St.Askala (Asela) the Fighter

- Martyrdom of St.Balanah, the Priest

- Martyrdom of St.Barnabas, One of the Seventy Apostles

- Martyrdom of St.Barsanuphius

- Martyrdom of St.Basil (Basilaos) The Bishop

- Martyrdom of St.Bishai Anoub

- Martyrdom of St.Boctor Ebn Romanus

- Martyrdom of St.Callinacus, Bishop of Oseem

- Martyrdom of St.Claudius

- Martyrdom of St.Dabamon

- Martyrdom of St.Domicos

- Martyrdom of St.Epimachus (Ephimachus) of Pelusium

- Martyrdom of St.Fabian (Fabrianus), Pope of Rome

- Martyrdom of St.Glathinos in Damascus

- Martyrdom of St.Haboulyous (Hanulius) the prince.

- Martyrdom of St.Hepatius, Bishop of Gangra

- Martyrdom of St.Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, in Rome

- Martyrdom of St.Ignatius, the Patriarch of Antioch

- Martyrdom of St.Isidore, Friend of Sina the Soldier

- Martyrdom of St.James the Apostle, the Son of Alphaeus

- Martyrdom of St.John of Senhout

- Martyrdom of St.Jude, one of the Seventy Disciples

- Martyrdom of St.Julian (Yulianus) and his mother in Alexandria

- Martyrdom of St.Justus, the Son of Emperor Numerian

- Martyrdom of St.Lucilianus and four others with him

- Martyrdom of St.Macrobius (Makrawy) the Bishop

- Martyrdom of St.Mary the Israelite

- Martyrdom of St.Matthias, the apostle

- Martyrdom of St.Millius, the Ascetic

- Martyrdom of St.Mina the Monk

- Martyrdom of St.Nehrou

- Martyrdom of St.Onesimus, the Disciple of St.Paul

- Martyrdom of St.Peter the priest

- Martyrdom of St.Philo, the Bishop of the Persians

- Martyrdom of St.Philothaos

- Martyrdom of St.Pishay (Abshai), the Antiochian

- Martyrdom of St.Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

- Martyrdom of St.Porphyry

- Martyrdom of St.Sarah, and her two sons

- Martyrdom of St.Sarapion

- Martyrdom of St.Sedhom Bishay in Domiat

- Martyrdom of St.Sergius of Atripe and His Father, Mother, Sister, and Many Others with Them

- Martyrdom of St.Shenouda (Sinouti) El Bahnasawy

- Martyrdom of St.Shenousi (Sanusi)

- Martyrdom of St.Simon the Zealot, the Apostle known as (Simon the Canaanite)

- Martyrdom of St.Sina, the Soldier

- Martyrdom of St.Sousenyos

- Martyrdom of St.Theoclia, the wife of St.Justus

- Martyrdom of St.Theodore El-Mishreke (Of the East)

- Martyrdom of St.Theodore of Shotep

- Martyrdom of St.Theodore the Monk

- Martyrdom of St.Theodore the Roman

- Martyrdom of St.Timothy and St.Matthias

- Martyrdom of St.Timothy of Memphis (El-Masry)

- Martyrdom of St.Zadok and the One Hundred and Twenty-Eight who were with him

- Martyrdom of the blessed Youhanna (John) Abu Nagaah El-Kabeer

- Martyrdom of the Forty Martyrs of Sebastia

- Martyrdom of the Forty-Nine Saints, the Elders of Sheheat (Scetis)

- Martyrdom of the Great Saint Anba Moses the Black

- Martyrdom of the Great Saint Mark, the Apostle, the Evangelist of the Land of Egypt

- Martyrdom of the Holy Virgins : Agape, Eirene, and Shiona

- Martyrdom of the Monk St. Bashnouna El-Maqari

- Martyrdom of the One Hundred and Fifty believers by the hand of the King of Persia

- Martyrdom of the Righteous Father Abba Hilarion

- Martyrdom of the Righteous Father St. Macarius the Bishop of Edkow

- Martyrdom of the Saint Abba Isaac

- Martyrdom of the Saints Abakir, John, the Three Virgins and Their Mother

- Martyrdom of the Saints Abba Hor, Tosia and her children, and Abba Agatho the Anchorite

- Martyrdom of the Saints Abrianus, Amrata his wife, Eusebius, Armanius, and the Forty Martyrs

- Martyrdom of the Saints Apakir, John, Ptolemy, and Philip

- Martyrdom of the Saints Eugenius, Agathodorus and Elpidius

- Martyrdom of the Saints John and James, Bishops of Persia

- Martyrdom of the Saints Joshua and Joseph

- Martyrdom of the Saints Lazarus, Salomi, His Wife and their Children

- Martyrdom of the Saints Marcianus and Mercurius

- Martyrdom of the Saints Maximus, Nometius, Boctor, and Philopus

- Martyrdom of the Saints Paul, Longinus and Deenah (Zaina)

- Martyrdom of the Saints Thecla and Mouji

- Martyrdom of the Saints Victor, Decius, Eirene the Virgin, and those with them men, women, and virgins

- Martyrdom of the Saints: Barbara and Juliana

- Martyrdom of the Saints: Esi and His Sister Thecla

- Martyrdom of the Seven Ascetic Saints in Tounar Mount

- Martyrdom of the Seven Young Men of Ephesus

- Martyrdom of the Two Saints Atrasis and Yoana

- Martyrdom of the Vizier Abu Elaala Fahd Ibn Ibrahim and his companions

- Martyrdom of Thirty-Thousand Christians in Alexandria

- Martyrdom of Zacharias the Prophet

- Nativity of St. John, the Baptist

- Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

- Paramone of Holy Theophany (Epiphany)

- Raid of the Arabs of Upper Egypt on the Wilderness of Scetis

- Raising of Lazarus from the dead

- Re-Opening of St. Mary's Church in Haret El-Rum

- Recovery of the Holy Relics of St. George, the Great Martyr

- Reign of the Righteous Emperor Constantine, the Great

- Relocation of the Body of Saint Abba Severus, Archbishop of the City of Antioch

- Relocation of the Body of St. Simon (Simeon) the Stylite to the city of Antioch

- Relocation of the Relics of St.Mercurius to Cairo

- Relocation of the Relics of St.Timothy the Apostle

- Return of the Great Saints Anba Macarius the Great and Anba Macarius of Alexandria from Exile

- Return of the Relics of the Great St. Mark to the New St. Mark Cathedral

- The Angels Annunciation of John the Baptist to Zacharias

- The Martyrdom of the Sts. Alexander, Agabius, Alexander, Timol (Timolaos), Dionysius, Romulus, and Blesius (Valesius).

- Transfer of Relics of St. Aklimos and His Companions

- Transfer of the Body of St. Stephen the Archdeacon

- Transfer of the Relics of St. Chrysostom (of the Golden Mouth)

- Translocation of the Body of St. Macarius to His Monastery in Scetis

- Turning Over the Relics of the Great St. Mark the Apostle by the hand of Pope Paul the Sixth, Pope of Rome

July 26, 2019 - Epep 19, 1735

Martyrdom of Saints Bidaba, Bishop of Qift, Anba Andrew, and Anba Christodoulas

On this day, of the year 284 A.M., whichp is the first year of the martyrs, the great saint Anba Bidaba, and his companion, the priest Andrew, his nephew, and St. Christodoulas, were martyred. Anba Bidaba, who was known by El-Gawhary, was bishop of the city of Qift, in Upper Egypt, during the days of the governor Arianus, and the reign of Emperor Diocletian.

This great saint was born in the city of Armant to Christian parents who raised him since his young age in a Christian manner. His mother's sister had a son, called him Andrew and raised him in a Christian way. Andrew and his cousin Bidaba liked each other and decided to forsake the world. They eagerly read the Bible and religious books, they widened their comprehension and they became the authority of their times in piety and godliness. When Bidaba was ten years old he had memorized most of the religious books and spiritual teachings. They fasted two days at a time without food or water and when they ate, they only ate bread and salt, accompanied by fervent prayers day and night.

One day while they were thinking about the vanity of this world, they decided to leave their families and live lives of seclusion in a deserted place. They went to the Eastern mount where they found Anba Eisak. This saint comforted and strengthened them to endure the hardships to receive the Eternal Life. Anba Eisak blessed them and commanded them to go to another place where they could live a life of solitude and spend all their time in worship. Then he told Anba Bidaba, 'O, my son you shall shepherd the flock of Christ, many toils, tribulations and great persecutions will befall you.' He told Andrew, 'You also shall receive a crown, after your strife, that has been prepared for you.'

They left Anba Eisak and went to the western side and built for themselves a cell. They had full knowledge and excellent skills in transcribing the holy books. They did that for little money to support their life and donated whatever was left to the poor and the needy. The bishop of this district came, once he heard about them, and ordained Anba Bidaba a priest and Andrew a deacon. They went to a church in one of the nearby cities once every forty days to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. One day they went to the church, and found the bishop there so Anba Bidaba stood in reverence and respect for the bishop. The bishop was sitting on his chair looking at St. Bidaba, and he was amazed to see the face of the Saint shining as the moon, and light emanating from him and on his head was a crown of gold decorated with precious stones. The bishop asked them to bring this saint and his companion Andrew. When they came to see him, he asked them to stay with him, but Anba Bidaba refused, preferring to live in the barren desert than live under the care of the bishop. Nevertheless, St. Andrew accepted to stay under the care of the bishop. Anba Bidaba returned to his cell weeping and saying, 'I ask you O my Lord Christ to consecrate that place for Thy self that Your Name might be mentioned in it for ever.' Then he left that place and went to another area further away. A few days later the bishop sent a messenger to the cell seeking the Saint but he did not find him. The bishop built a church in the name of this saint in that place and consecrated it on the thirteenth day of the month of Kiahk. As for St. Bidaba, he went to the church taking a different way to pray. Many signs and miracles were wrought by his hands, and he increased in grace and blessing.

When his fame spread, and his name was acclaimed, many came to him and he healed their spiritual and physical sicknesses. The people asked the bishop Anba Tadros saying, 'We ask you O our father to bring for us Anba Bidaba to be blessed by him and to stay among us for a period of time.' The bishop did as they asked.

When Anba Bidaba came to the city of Bahgourah, district of Nagaa-Hammady, there was a man, whose name was John, who had only one daughter, who was attractive. His neighbors were furious against him, and used sorcery against her, for they asked her father to give her in marriage to one of their sons, but he refused. But, the Saint Anba Bidaba prayed for her, and she became as normal as she had been, and God nullified the witchcraft away from her. When her family saw their daughter healed by the hand of that saint, they came and kneeled before him, and kissed his hands thanking him for his act. The Saint told them, 'Thank God and praise Him, for the grace that healed your daughter was not from me.' They left him rejoicing.

When it was Sunday and the people were gathered in the church, they brought the Saint to the bishop who promoted him to Hegumen (Archpriest). He stayed with the bishop for nine days then went back to the mountain. Later on, the bishop of Qift departed, so the people of the area gathered and unanimously decided to nominate Abba Bidaba to be ordained in his place. They decided to go to Pope Peter the First (The seal of martyrs and the 17th Patriarch) to ordain him a bishop for them. The angel of the Lord appeared to the Pope in a vision and told him, 'Go to Upper Egypt and bring the Archpriest Bidaba and ordain him a bishop for the city of Qift, for the Lord has chosen him.' Early next morning the delegations of the believers came asking to ordain the honorable father Bidaba a bishop. The Pope sent four priests with a letter to the Saint. When they arrived, he received the letter from them and read in it, 'It is written in the Holy Bible whoever hears from you, heard from Me, and whoever refuses you, refused Me.' St. Bidaba cried bitterly and said, 'Woe to me the poor sinner for the Devil wishes my perishing.' Then he prayed saying, 'Let it be according to Your Will, O Lord, and not according to mine, for You know that I am weak, powerless, and incapable of handling this position.'

The messengers of the Pope embarked with him to the Pope. The Pope asked the people of the parish, 'Who do you chose to be a bishop over you.' They unanimously answered saying, 'Abba Bidaba, for he is worthy for this honorable ministry.' The Pope ordained him a bishop for the diocese of Qift. While he was laying his hand over his head, a voice from heaven said, 'Worthy, worthy, worthy O Bidaba to receive this position.' He remained with the Pope for a few days, during which he celebrated the Divine Liturgy. Whenever he placed his hand over the chalice to make the sign of the cross, the wine changed to blood. The Pope was amazed and looked at the saint and said, 'Truly you are chosen from God.' He asked the Pope to allow him to go to his parish. He embarked in a sailing boat, which had a handicapped man, that did not walk for twenty-two years. While he was getting aboard the boat the saint's leg slipped and stepped over the leg of that handicapped man. The man's legs were healed and he jumped up immediately praising God. All those in the ship praised God and asked the saint to remember them in his prayers and to bless them.

Many miracles were wrought by his hands during his journey. When they arrived safely at their hometown, the people of the parish went out with candles, crosses, censers, olive branches and palm branches, in their hands to receive him. They took him in a procession until they entered the church and he sat on his Episcopal Chair. He lived in asceticism, as he had lived before, praying continually day and night. His food was bread and salt and his dress was a cloth of hair. He performed many signs and wonders.

When Emperor Diocletian incited persecution against the Christians, governor Arianus came to upper Egypt, and seized the Christians. He threw them in prisons, and tortured them severely, along his way until he arrived at Esna. When the saint Anba Bidaba knew of that, he was kindled with a spiritual zeal and said, 'Is it right for me to remain here, and my brothers, the Christians facing unbearable tortures? No, I must go there and die with them as a sacrifice of faith.' He called the people and celebrated a pontifical Liturgy and after he administered to them the Holy Mysteries, he preached to them saying, 'We must not be afraid to be martyred in the Name of the Lord Christ, not be afraid of hot fire, arrows or spears, and swords drawn against our necks. As also you need to be merciful to the poor, comfort the grieved, be vigilant in your prayers and fasting for they are your aid by which you can overcome obstacles and cast out the devil that weaken your faith in the Lord Christ.' The bishop preached and strengthened his people, and after he made the sign of the holy cross over them, blessed them and bid them farewell saying, 'I shall go to be martyred by the hand of Arianus the governor.' The people cried and wept for his departure, but he comforted and strengthened them.

Afterwards, he left them and went to the city of Esna, accompanied by the blessed Fr. Andrew and Anba Christodoulas. The bishop Anba Bidaba looked at them and said, 'Where are you going?' They replied, 'We are going with you to die for our love of Christ.' The bishop looked at them and saw the grace of God had come down upon them and their faces shining like the moon. He strengthened and commanded them to be steadfast in their faith in Christ. He told them, 'On this night I saw in a vision an angel who had with him three crowns and I asked him to whom did these belong? He said one for you, one for your cousin, and one for Christodoulas, so let us go to Esna.'

When they arrived at Esna, they saw a multitude of Christians, bishops, priests, deacons, and believers, being tortured. The governor brought them and ordered them to raise incense for the gods, but they cried saying, 'We are Christians and we do not fear you, O infidel governor. We do not worship these defiled gods that were made by human hands. Our God that we worship, is in heaven, the creator of everything with the Word of His might, visible and invisible, to Whom is the Glory, Honor, and Worship with His good Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the age of ages, Amen.' When the Governor heard their words and saw their steadfastness, he ordered to cut their heads off with the sword.

During that time, Anba Bidaba was standing, watching the Christians being tortured, and he saw angels coming down from heaven, and in their hands, crowns of light for the heads of those who were martyred, and raising them to the heaven with great honor and glory. The Bishop and his companions went forward and cried out saying, 'We are Christians, and we believe in Jesus Christ the Lord of all creatures and the God of every power.' The Governor asked them, 'From where are you?' Then he asked the bishop about his name. The Bishop replied, 'I am the lowly Bidaba.' The Governor said, 'I think you are the bishop of this land, but I am amazed at how you could dare to say these words. Did you not dread my retaliation and fear my authority and majesty? Have you not seen the torture that has been prepared for those who confess that Name?' The Saint answered courageously and said, 'Have you not heard the saying of the Book by the mouth of Lord Jesus Christ, 'Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.' (Mat. 10:32-33) Because of this promise, we confess Our Lord Jesus Christ to the utter most breath.' The Governor tried, by promising him money and position once and then threatening him in other time, to change his council and his faith in the Lord Christ, and when he failed, he ordered that the Saint be imprisoned in one of the prisons.

When the saints in prison saw him, they saluted him and said, 'Would you vanquish for us this governor, for you have been given the victory from the Lord of hosts.' While they were talking about the greatness and goodness of God, the Archangel Michael appeared to the Bishop and said, 'Hail to you O honored one, let your soul rejoice today for God has accepted all your toil, asceticism, and struggle for the sake of faith. You shall receive three crowns: the first, for your worship and asceticism since your young age, the second, for shepherding the flock on the straight path, and the third, for your martyrdom. You shall be crowned with these crowns with glory and honor to receive the heavenly glories.' The angel ascended, and the Saint stood and prayed saying, 'Hear me O Father the Pantocrator, may my petition rise before You, and You smell it as a sweet incense that pleases You, I ask You O father for Thy people and saints who do mercy for the poor, and accept my soul in Your hands that I may receive the heavenly glories, for to You is the Glory, Honor, and Worship with Your Good Father and the Holy Spirit, forever. Amen.'

When he finished his petition he saw the Lord our Savior and around Him the angels coming to comfort him, saying, 'My consolation O beloved Bidaba, I am with you.' Then the magnificent procession ascended to heaven. On the next morning, the governor ordered all the prisoners brought to the place where the people of the city gathered. When they saw the saints they cried saying, 'We are Christians and we believe in one God, the God of Anba Bidaba.' The governor became enraged and brought the Saint and those who were with him and ordered their heads cut off. The blood flowed like streams. The skies were filled by the pure angels welcoming the spirits of those righteous saints. St. Bidaba, St. Andrew, and St. Christodoulas received the crown of eternal life. May their blessings be with us. Amen.