The chapters enclosed will bring to light how the Bible and Egyptology have a most inspiring correlation.
From the studies of Egyptology, learn about the Pyramid Era in light of the Holy Scriptures, the three famines in Genesis, the hospitality of Egypt, Israel’s bondage, and the betrayal of the Hyksos.
The names of the months and their starting dates are as follows: The Feast of Neyrouz marks the first day of the Coptic Calendar known as the Year of the Martyrs "ANO MARTYRUM, A.
The purpose of this page is to clear up a few questions that some might have regarding the calendar system that the Coptic Orthodox Church follows.
To learn about the historic origins of the Coptic Calendar please read the article below tracing the Coptic Calendar to the ancient Egyptians. Also on this page you will find some very useful links regarding the controversy of the use of different calendar systems.
It is likely that the Egyptian calendar year started on the date of this rising.
The Egyptian year was divided into three seasons of four months each. At the end of the year, five additional days were added. However, with the calendar year having invariably 365 days, the calendar shifted one day every four years with respect to the heliacal rising of Sirus.
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The Coptic calendar has 13 months, 12 of 30 days each and an intercalary month at the end of the year of 5 or 6 days depending whether the year is a leap year or not.