- It is the Pharaonic calender. The Copts started it on the year 284 A.D. On the memorial day where Diocletian sat on the throne of the Roman Empire. A great number of Copts were martyred in the period of his reign, that's why it was considered the starting point of the Coptic calendar.The names of the Coptic months are: 01 - Tut. 02 - Babah. 03 - Hatur. 04 - Kiahk. 05 - Tubah. 06 - Amshir. 07 - Baramhat 08 - Baramudah. 09 - Bashans. 10 - Baounah. 11 - Abib. 12 - Misrah. 13 - The small month or Nissieh.
Dictionary of church terms. — St. GEORGE'S COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH SPORTING - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT. Fr. Tadros Yacoub Maiaty.
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