Isaac of Dafra

Isaac of Dafra

Saint Isaac of Dafra is an Egyptian martyr and saint.

Isaac was born in Dafra, near the modern city of Tanta. According to Coptic manuscripts, an angel encouraged him to travel to the town of Towa, near Beba in the Bani Suwayf Governorate, where he professed his Christian faith in front of the governor. The governor tortured Isaac then sent him to Oxyrhynchus for further torture and, eventually, execution. Some Christians returned Isaac's body to his town of Dafra, where a church was later built after him. Many miracles were attributed to him during the time of his torture, such as giving sight to two blind men on two different occasions.

The feast day of Saint Isaac of Defra is on 6 Pashons.


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