PETER THE PRESBYTER, SAINT
A holy man of Upper Egypt (feast day: 5 Baramhat). He is known only from the notice in the Copt-Arabic SYNAXARION from Upper Egypt (Basset, p. 201; Forget, text, p. 10, trans., p. 10), which gives no chronological or geographical information. The notice is very commonplace, although it appears to be ancient, for it speaks of healing by water and oil blessed specially for this purpose. Perhaps the person in question is Peter the Elder, whose tomb is at the church of Qift and who was the initiator of the hermit life in this region at an unknown period.