Abraham of Scetes

Saint Abraham of Scetes
Born 4th century
Died 399
Djirdjeh, Egypt
Venerated in Coptic Orthodox Church
Feast 4th of January

Abraham of Scetes was a monk who became a saint of the Coptic Church.

He was born the son of a wealthy landowner in Egypt, and became a monk under Saint Jonas. He is alleged to have had a vision of Christ riding the chariot of the Cherubim.[1] He died after eighteen years of suffering from an illness at Djirdjeh. His cell, called Dshabih, later became a famous shrine. His feast day in the Coptic Church is January 4.



  • Holweck, F. G. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.

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