Pashons

Last updated on 3 July 2017

Pashons (Coptic: Ⲡⲁϣⲟⲛⲥ, [paˈʃons]), also known as Pachon (Greek: Παχών, Pakhṓn) and Bachans[1] (بشنس, Bashans), is the ninth month of the Egyptian and Coptic calendars. It lasts between May 9 and June 7 of the Gregorian calendar. The month of Pashons is also the first month of the Season of Shemu (Harvest) in Ancient Egypt, when the Egyptians harvest their crops throughout the land.

Name

The name of the month of Pashons comes from Khonsu, a deity of the moon or of the Theban trinity and the son of Amun-Ra and Mut.

Coptic Synaxarium of the month of Pashons

Coptic Julian Gregorian Commemorations
Pashons

1

April

26

May

9

2 27 10
3 28 11
4 29 12
  • Departure of St. John I, the 29th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Departure of St. John V, the 72nd Pope of Alexandria.
5 30 13
6 May

1

14
7 2 15
8 3 16
9 4 17
10 5 18
11 6 19
12 7 20
13 8 21
14 9 22
15 10 23
16 11 24
17 12 25
18 13 26
  • Commemoration of the Feast of Pentecost
  • Departure of St. George (Ga'orgi), friend of St. Abraam of Scetes
  • Consecration of the Church of St. Paul at Alexandria
  • Commemoration of St. Shenoute
  • Martyrdom of men, women, and children on Route to the Monastery of St. Samuel
19 14 27
  • Departure of St. Isaac al-Qulali
  • Martyrdom of St. Isidorus of Antioch
20 15 28
21 16 29
22 17 30
23 18 31
  • Departure of St. Junia, one of the Seventy disciples.
  • Martyrdom of St. Julianus (Yulianus) and his Mother
24 19 June

1

25 20 2
26 21 3
27 22 4
  • Departure of St. John II, the 30th Pope of Alexandria.
  • Departure of Lazarus the beloved of the Lord.
28 23 5
29 24 6
30 25 7
  • Departure of St. Fortunatus, one of the Seventy disciples.
  • Departure of St. Michael IV, the 68th Pope of Alexandria.
  • St. Dumadius & St. Simon the Little

References

Citations

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

Bibliography

Preceded by
Parmouti
Coptic calendar
days: 30 days
Succeeded by
Paoni

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