Monday, 27th February 2017 --- 20 Amshir 1733
Day 20 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Amshir, may God make it always received, year after year, with reassurance and tranquility, while our sins after forgiven by the tender mercies of our God my fathers and brothers.
The Twentieth Day of the Blessed Month of Amshir
Departure of St.Peter, the Twenty-First
Pope of Alexandria
On this day of the year 370 A.D., the blessed
father Abba Peter II, 21st Pope of Alexandria, departed. He was the successor
of St. Athanasius the apostolic, who was his teacher. Anba Peter II suffered
many tribulations from the followers of Arius who often tried to kill him,
but he escaped them. He was forced to hide for two years, during which
the Arians put in his place one of them named Lucius. Nevertheless, the
believers were able to remove Lucius, the false pope, and brought back
Anba Peter who remained on his chair for 6 years of persecution, during
which he resisted the Arians. When he completed 8 years, the Lord relieved
him from the toil of this world and he departed to the eternal bliss.
May His prayers be with us. Amen.
Commemoration of the Saints Basil, Theodore
and Timothy, the Martyrs
On this day also is the
commemoration of Saints Basil, Theodore and Timothy, the martyrs, in the
city of Alexandria.
May Their prayers be with us and Glory be to our God forever. Amen.
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