Saint Bashnouna

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Saint Bashnouna
Martyr
Born 12th century
Egypt
Died 19 May 1164
Egypt
Venerated in Coptic Orthodox Church
Feast 19 May (24 Pashons)

Saint Bashnouna (died 19 May 1164) was an Egyptian saint and martyr.

According to his hagiography, Bashnouna was a monk in the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great in Scetes. He was arrested by the Fatimid authorities during the caliphate of Al-'Āḍid, and threatened to face death if he were not to convert to Islam. Having refused, Bashnouna was burned alive on 24 Pashons, 880 A.M. (19 May 1164 AD) His relics were buried at the Church of Saint Sergius in Cairo.

Sources

  • Coptic Synexarion
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