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Jonah's fasting
Fast of Nineveh

 

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Jonah and Jesus

 

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صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: وجه المسيح

And when we examine the story of Jonah, great is the force of the resemblance. Jesus was sent to ‎preach repentance; Jonah also was sent: but whereas the one fled, not knowing what should come to pass; ‎the other came willingly, to give repentance unto salvation. Jonah was asleep in the ship, and snoring ‎amidst the stormy sea; while Jesus also slept, the sea, according to Gods providence, began to rise, to show ‎in the sequel the might of Him who slept. To the one they said, Why are you sleeping? Arise, call youre ‎your God, that God may save us; but in the other case they say unto the Master, Lord, save us. Then ‎they said, Call upon thy God; here they say, save Thou. But the one says, Take me, and cast me into the ‎sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you; the other, Himself rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a ‎great calm. The one was cast into a whales belly: but the other of His own accord went down, where the ‎invisible whale of death is. And He went down of His own accord, that death might cast up those whom he ‎had devoured, according to that which is written, I will ransom them from the power of the grave; and from ‎the hand of death I will redeem them.

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem


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