Saint Wadamoun
First christian martyr in Egypt
BornArmant, Egypt
Venerated inCoptic Orthodoxy

Saint Wdamun (also Wadamoun,Wdamon, Wdammon, Wdamen or Saint Wadamoun El Armanty; Coptic: Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ ⲃⲁϯⲙⲱⲛ ,Arabic: القديس ودامون‎) is the first Christian martyr in Upper Egypt, his name means the special for Amun the Egyptian god.[1]

Life and Martyrdom[edit]

The saint is the first to be martyred in Egypt, but the first at the level of the martyrs of Christianity, where he believed in Christ when he came with the Virgin Mary to Egypt, when the news of the arrival of the Virgin with her son Jesus went to see him and then declared his faith in Jesus, when he back to his home, he told people about his faith in Jesus, they took revenge on him and killed him with their swords.[2] After the spread of Christianity in Egypt, people set up a church to replace his house with the name of the Virgin Mary and St.Wadamoun, which is still present in Hermopolis, Egypt. [3][4]