SERAPION, SAINT, a martyr from Lower Egypt (feast day: 27 Tubah). The legend that tells of the martyrdom of Serapion (Bibliotheca Hagiographica Orientalis 1048, ed. Balestri and Hyvernat, 1955, 1960) belongs to the type of martyrologies predominant in Egypt. There are rescues among a multitude of tortures, miracles, and promises for the cult center in Panephosi in the eastern Delta, from which the saint came. The entry in the Arabic Synaxarion Alexandrinum presupposes another version of the martyrdom of Serapion.
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