Hop Of Tukh, Apa, Or Hub

HOP OF TUKH, APA, or Hub

A saint who was a holy monk of Upper Egypt (feast day: 16 Hatur). The -Arabic SYNAXARION says very little except that he lived in a cave of the mountain of Tukh. It certainly meant the rocky area opposite QUS, for the of the Synaxarion from was drawn up in the neighbourhood of Qus. He was buried in the of the Great or the Elder, a personage mentioned several times in this Synaxarion. This was at Qift. The Synaxarion recounts especially the miracle of a hyena’s cub, which was born lame and which the mother brought to the feet of the saint, who healed it by rubbing its paw.

This recalls a similar miracle attributed to MACARIUS THE EGYPTIAN in chapter 21 of the IN AEGYPTO (ed. Festugière, 1971, p. 121) and to MACARIUS THE by Palladius, , chapter 18 (1904, p. 57).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Festugière, A. J., ed. in Aegypto. Subsidia Hagiographica 53. Brussels, 1971.

RENÉ-GEORGES COQUIN