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E07055: Coptic Life of the monk Apa *Longinos (S02743) and his spiritual father Apa *Loukios (S02743) who share their feast day on 27 January, from the monastery of the Archangel Michael near Hamuli in the Fayum; written in the late 5th/early 6th century. Skeleton entry

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Longinos and Loukios lived at the monastery of The Ennaton located in the outskirts of Alexandria.

Ed. Orlandi, p. 46, line 1–3:

ⲡⲃⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲧⲡⲟⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁ ⲛⲛⲉⲓⲟⲧⲉ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲉⲧⲧⲁⲓⲏⲩ ⲛⲁⲥⲕⲏⲧⲏⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲗⲟⲅ⟨ⲅ⟩ⲓⲛⲟⲥ ⲙⲛ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲗⲟⲩⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲉϥⲉⲓⲱⲧ ⲙⲡⲛⲁⲧⲓⲕⲟⲥ
ⲛⲧⲁⲩϫⲱⲕ ⲇⲉ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲙⲡⲉⲩⲃⲓⲟⲥ ⲉⲧⲧⲁⲓⲏⲩ ⲛⲥⲟⲩ ⲥⲛⲁⲩ ⲙⲡⲉⲃⲟⲧ ⲙϣⲓⲣ

‘The life and conduct of the holy honourable fathers, the ascetics Apa Longinos and Apa Loukios, his spiritual father. They completed their honourable life on day 2 of the month Mecheir (27 January).’

(Text: T. Orlandi; trans. G. Schenke)


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Longinos, Apa Longinos, with his companion and spiritual father Apa *Loukios, monks of The Ennaton near Alexandria : S02743

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲗⲟⲅⲓⲛⲟⲥ ⲙⲛ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲗⲟⲩⲅⲓⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Lives


  • Coptic

Evidence not before


Evidence not after


Activity not before


Activity not after


Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc


Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Hamouli Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Composing and translating saint-related texts

Cult Activities - Miracles

Miracle during lifetime


The parchment codex M 579 with the Life of the ascetics Longinus and Lucius comes from the monastery of the Archangel Michael near Hamuli in the Fayum and now belongs to the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. The date of production of this manuscript falls most likely into the 9th century..


Text and translation: Orlando, T., and Campagnano, A., Vite dei Monaci Phif e Longino (Testi e documenti per lo studio dell’antichita 51; Milan, 1975), 39–93.

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