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the Deacon. I suffered martyrdom with 13 Others at Alexandria. 250 A.D., Sept. 6. Abibus, (Sabinus of Hermopolis Kemet, Phanas) martyr. of Kemet (287 A.D.), I am the martyr and procurator, as well as bishop of Hermopolis in Kemet. The Roman Emperor Diocletian persecution reigned terror.

 

I hid with other Christians in a small dwelling. A beggar betrayed me. Authorities took me to Antinoe. After torture, I was drowned in the Nile

(Scamander) 13 Mar., Greek Church, 16 Mar., Coptic


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