February 8, 2021 - Amshir 1, 1737

Commemoration of the Consecration of the First Church, Built after the Name of St. Peter, the Seal of the Martyrs

On this day also, we celebrate the commemoration of the consecration of the Church of St. Peter, 17th Pope of Alexandria and the Seal of Martyrs. He was martyred in Alexandria during the last days of the reign of Diocletian the Infidel.

When Emperor Constantine the Great reigned, and all the idol temples were destroyed, churches were built. So the believers built this church west of Alexandria in the name of St. Peter, the Seal of Martyrs. The church existed till shortly after the reign of the Arabs over Egypt, when it was destroyed.