Tuesday, 28th June 2016 --- 21 Baounah 1732
Day 21 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Baounah, 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.
Twenty-First Day of the Blessed Month of Baounah
Commemoration of the First Church for
The Virgin Mary in the City of Philippi
On this day, the church celebrates the
commemoration of the first church to be built in the name of the Virgin
Lady, the All pure St. Mary, the Theotokos (Mother of God), through whom
the salvation of Adam and his posterity was fulfilled. When the two apostles
Paul and Silas preached among the gentiles, many believed of them in the
city of Philippi. They built a church there in the name of the Virgin,
the Mother of God, and its consecration was on that day. It is meet for
us to celebrate for her a spiritual festival, for she has borne the Savior
of the world.
May her intercession be for us all. Amen.
Martyrdom of St.Timothy of Memphis (El-Masry)
On this day also, St. Timothy of Memphis
(El-Masry) was martyred. He was one of the soldiers of Arianus, governor
of the city of Ansena. When he read the Edict of the Emperor Diocletian,
which commanded the worship of idols, this soldier rose up in the middle
of the people, seized the Edict, and tore it up saying, "There is no God
except Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God." The Governor became enraged.
He seized Timothy by the hair of his head, and cast him down on the ground.
He commanded him to be beaten until his flesh was mangled. The Saint cried
out, saying, "O my Lord Jesus Christ, help me for there is no God but You."
God considered his endurance, and sent His angel, who healed his wounds.
The Saint returned to the Governor crying, "There is no God except Jesus
Christ the Son of the Living God." The Governor tortured him severely again,
and finally he cut off his head and thus St. Timothy received the crown
May his prayers be with us. Amen.
Departure of St.Cedron (Kardonos), the
Fourth Patriarch of Alexandria
This day also (June 15th, 106
A.D.) marks the departure of St. Cedron (Kardonos), the Fourth Patriarch
of Alexandria. This father was baptized by the hand of St.Mark the apostle,
and the evangelist of the land of Egypt. He learned the doctrines and the
books of the Church. After the departure of Pope Melius, he was ordained
a Pope for the See of St. Mark in the 7th of Tute (September 5th, 95 A.D.).
He shepherded his people with the best of care, by preaching, teaching,
and instructing them for eleven years, one month, and twelve days, then
departed in peace.
May his prayers be with us and Glory be to God forever. Amen.
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