Hor, Besoy, and Daydara

Saints Hor, Besoy, & Daydara
Born 4th century
Alexandria, Egypt
Died 4th century
Alexandria, Egypt
Venerated in Coptic Orthodox Church
Assyrian Church of the East
Feast 23rd of June

Hor, Besoy (also known as Psoi and Absahi), and Daydara (also known as Didra) were Christian martyrs in Egypt in the fourth century.

Hor was a soldier. With his brother Besoy, he confessed to his belief in Christianity at Alexandria during the Diocletian Persecution.

Hor was subjected to prolonged torture before being pierced by a lance. Besoy was decapitated. Daydara died while under torture.

They are regarded as saints, with a feast day of June 23 in the Coptic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East.

Besoy also has a separate feast day on August 24.


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

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