Samuel the Confessor

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Coptic icon of Abba Samuel the Confessor, Abbot of Qalamon Monastery (7th century AD). He is always depicted with one of his eyes enucleated, as a result of his sufferings for the Coptic Orthodox faith.
St. Samuel the Confessor was born c. 597 AD in the city of Daklube, Egypt.

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Coptic Orthodox Synaxarium for Kiahk 8 (December 17)

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The Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Mount Qalamon (al-Qalamoun Monastery) Near the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt - by Jimmy Dunn