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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

May 20, 2019 - Bashans 12, 1735

Commemoration of the Consecration of the Church of St. Demiana

On this day, the church commemorates the consecration of the church of the virgin St. Demiana. This pure and fighting virgin was the daughter of Mark, who was the governor of El-Borollus, El-Zaafran and the valley of Saisaban. She was the only child of her parents. When she was one year old, her father took her to the church that was in the monastery of El-Maima. He offered gifts there so that God might bless this daughter and keep her safe Him. When she was fifteen years old, her father wanted to get her married. She refused and told him that she had vowed herself a bride for the Lord Christ. When she found that her father was pleased of her decision, she asked him to build her an isolated palace, so that she could worship God with her virgin friends, and right away he did what she asked. He built the palace where she and the forty virgins lived in. They spent their time by reading the Holy Bible and praying fervently to God. Shortly after, Emperor Diocletian sent for Mark her father and ordered him to worship the idols, but he refused at first. However, after some persuasion, Mark obeyed him and worshipped the idols, forsaking the creator of the universe. When Mark returned, and St. Demiana knew of what her father had done, she rushed to meet him without a greeting saying: What have I heard about you? I wished I have Heard the news of your death, and not knowing that you have forsaken God who have created you and worshipped what is made by hands. If you insist on what you have done and you do not relent by denouncing the idols, you are not my father, and I am not your daughter. She also said to him: It is better for you, O my father, that you die a martyr and live with Christ in heaven forever, than you live as a pagan here and die with the devil in hades forever. Then she left him. Her father was moved by what she said and wept bitterly.

He went in hurry to Diocletian and confessed the Lord Christ before him. When Diocletian could not change his mind, he ordered him to be beheaded. When Diocletian knew that the one who turned Mark away from worshipping the idols was his daughter Demiana, he sent to her a prince to persuade her at first, and if she did not obey, he would cut off her head. The Prince came to her with an entourage of one hundred soldiers armed with all instruments of torture. When he arrived to her palace, he went to her and said: I am an envoy sent by Emperor Diocletian. I came to ask you, according to his orders, to worship his gods, so he might grant you whatsoever you wish. St. Demiana shouted at the prince saying: Curse the messenger and he who sent him. Are you not ashamed to call stones and wood gods that only dwelt by devils? There is no other God in heaven or on earth except the one God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Creator, Who has no beginning and no end, the Omnipresent, and the Omniscient God, who will throw you in hell for eternal condemnation. As for me, I worship my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Good Father and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity. I profess Him, depend on Him, and in His name I die and by Him I will live forever. The Prince became angry of what she said, and ordered her to be placed in the body press. Her blood poured out on the ground, and the virgins were standing, weeping for her. Then they put her in prison, where the angel of the Lord appeared to her and touched her body with his celestial wings and healed her from all her wounds. The Prince was creative in the ways he tortured St. Demiana, sometimes by rending her flesh, or placing her in boiling grease and oil. In all that, the Lord strengthened her and raised her up whole. When the Prince saw that his efforts were of no avail and the steadfastness of this pure virgin, he ordered her to be beheaded with all the virgins with her.

They all received the crowns of martyrdom. (The account of her martyrdom is mentioned in the thirteenth day of the month of Tubah) The Prince returned to Antioch, the city of the Emperor. The faithful came and gathered the bodies of the martyrs and kept them until the end of the days of persecution and the reign of the righteous Emperor the Christ-loving Constantine the great. He ordered to destroy the idol temples and built many churches after the names of the martyrs. He gathered the bodies of the martyrs in every place and placed them in the churches. He endowed the churches with the necessary income to maintain them. When Constantine knew of all what had happened to St. Demiana, and how she endured for a long time in the valley of El-Saisaban, he delegated his blessed mother St.Helena to take burial clothing, go to El-Zaafran, and build a church in the name of St. Demiana and the forty virgins, there. St. Helena came to the valley, went up to the palace, and found that the bodies were unharmed. She found St. Demiana in the place where she used to sit and around her the forty virgins. She kissed the body, taking the blessing of the Saint and wrapped the bodies with expensive shrouds. She gathered the craftsmen and architects, tore down the palace, and built instead a well built tomb (Cellar) underground. She laid the body of St. Demiana on an ivory bed, and covered her with a precious bedspread and laid the forty virgins around her in it. Then she built a small and beautiful church which had one dome on the top of it. The church was consecrated by Pope Alexandros, the nineteenth Patriarch of Alexandria, on the 12th. of Bashans.

He also ordained a saintly bishop, priests, and deacons to serve in the church day and night in prayers. The bishop of this area, El-Zaafran and El-Borollus, was martyred and his body was placed in this church among the bodies of other martyrs. Abba Yoannis, Bishop of El Borullus, said in his book, The History of the Church: The church was destroyed in the 8th. century by one of the Arab rulers, who built in its place a palace for his residence. At this time, the water of the Mediterranean sea flooded the Delta of the Nile river until it reached the city of Samannoud to the western side of the church that called Zion by the old citadel. This flooding was caused by the deterioration of the barrier, which held back the sea water. When the news reached the king Hassan Ibn Atahia, he was saddened because this district brought the government much money because it was rich in its highly priced aromatic plants. One of his close aids, who was a Jew, told the king to bring the Patriarch of the Copts and order him to pray in faith to return everything to where they were before the flood. God assisted this Patriarch through the help of one of the holy men who was known as El-Toffahi in this trying time. The Patriarch prayed in the church at Samannoud in the presence of the king. Then the Patriarch went out of the church raising the Cross. The people were saying Lord have mercy and the holy man, El-Toffahi, behind him. Instantly, the water receded to the north before them. The Patriarch, behind him El-Toffahi, the priests, the people, and the king continued to walk until they arrived to El-Zaafran where they erected tents for the king beside the destroyed palace, under which the body of St. Demiana along with the bodies of the forty martyrs were kept.

The Patriarch prayed and knelt to the ground with all the people with him. At this moment, a great miracle and sign occurred that amazed everyone. A great wind blew in the sea and the waves became very high, which caused great quantities of sand to form a great barrier with the power of God almighty which was stronger than the original one. Then the winds calmed down.The Patriarch returned to the king, who received him with honor and told him: O Patriarch, ask from me, something to do for you. The Patriarch replied: I need your assistance in building a church in this place because it contains the bodies of Saints who were martyred, for they refused to worship idols. The king ordered that the place be cleaned. The Patriarch opened the door of the cellar, went down, and found the forty bodies of the martyrs around the bed of St. Demiana. The king ordered at once to build a church with one dome, which was consecrated by the Patriarch on the 12th. day of Bashans. The news of this church spread in all the country and the people came with their offerings to it. The church was consecrated for the first time during the reign of Constantine and the second time was on this day. The king ordered that no one disturb the Copts, so it was a peaceful and tranquil time in all Egypt. The king returned to his palace in Misr (Cairo) and always asked the Patriarch to visit him periodically. He came to visit the king with great honor till his departure. The king of Egypt at that time was Hassan Ibn Atahia, who was just, loved the churches, and treated the bishops and the monks with great respect. He loved Pope Khail the first, the forty-sixth Patriarch of Alexandria (743 - 767 A.D.), and came often to visit him. He discussed the affairs of the country with him. May the prayers of St. Demiana be with us. Amen.