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The Martyr Saint Mena

The Martyr Saint Mena

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Published by Coptic Orthodox Publishers Association, by Mary & Amani Bassilli; Pages: 44

Saint Mena, an Egyptian martyr who was martyred in 309 A.D., is considered one of the most famous martyrs in the east and west.  Numerous little clay bottles on which his name and picture are engraved, which have been discovered by archeologists in diverse countries around the world, such as Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, France, and Sudan.  These flasks, containing water or oil from the Saints shrine, were carried by pilgrims, during the 4th to 7th centuries, back to their homeland, as a source of blessing.

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