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Wednesday, 20th April 2022 --- 12 Baramoudah 1738

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Holy Pascha Week

Wednesday of Pascha_Week

Season Wednesday of the Pascha Week
Tune : Attribis
Strict Abstinence

Wednesday Morning

Theme of the Hours : Judas Betrayal Anointment of Jesus by precious ointment..

The First Hour of Wednesday

Exodus 17:1-7
Proverbs 3:5-14
Hosea 5:13-6:3
Sirach 1:20-2:15
Sirach 3:12-24
Psalms 51:4
Psalms 33:10

John 11:46-57

The Third Hour of Wednesday

Exodus 13:17-22
Sirach 22:7-18
Job 27:16-20
Job 28:1-2

Proverbs 4:4-5:4
Psalms 41:6,1
Luke 22:1-6

The Sixth Hour of Wednesday

Exodus 14:13-15:1
Isaiah 48:1-6
Sirach 23:7-14
Psalms 83:2,5
John 12:1-8

The Ninth Hour of Wednesday :

Genesis 24:1-9
Numbers 20:1-13
Proverbs 1:10-23
Isaiah 59:1-17
Zechariah 11:11-14

Psalms 41:5-6
Matthew 26:3-16

Eleventh hour of the day of Holy Wednesday

Isaiah 28:16-29
Psalms 6:2-69:17
John 12:27-36

Thursday Night

Theme of the Hours : + Jesus is one with the Father.

First hour of the eve of Holy Thursday

Ezekiel 43:5-11
Psalms 69:1,16
John 10:17-21

Third hour of the eve of Holy Thursday

Amos 4:4-13
Psalms 55:21,1
Mark 14:3-11

Sixth hour of the eve of Holy Thursday

Amos 3:1-11
Psalms 140:1-2
John 12:36-43

Ninth hour of the eve of Holy Thursday

Ezekiel 20:27-33
Psalms 7:1-2
John 10:29-38

Eleventh hour of the eve of Holy Thursday

Jeremiah 8:4-10
Psalms 62:7,6
John 12:44-50

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Not to be read in the Church during this time of the year.


Day 12 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Baramoudah, 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 Twelfth Day of the Blessed Month of Baramoudah

Departure of St.Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem

      On this day, the holy father Anba Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem, departed. This holy father was Bishop of Cappadocia, and he came to the city of Jerusalem to receive the blessing of the holy places and then return to his country. St. Narcissus, who was the Bishop of Jerusalem at that time (Second century - his departure on the first day of Baramhat), was advanced in age and had reached over 110 years. He often asked his people that he wished to retire from his See, but they refused. When St. Alexander finished his visit and decided to return to his Chair in Cappadocia, the people of Jerusalem heard a voice from heaven saying: "Go to the gate of the city, and the first one to enter it, seize him and make him stay with Narcissus to assist him." When they went to the gate they met the Bishop Alexander, and they pleaded with him to stay with Abba Narcissus to assist him. He refused because he could not leave his flock that the Lord Christ had entrusted him with. They told him about the voice which they had heard from heaven and that it was God's Will. He accepted and wrote to the people of his parish what had happened, apologized, and allowed them to appoint another bishop in his place. He remained in Jerusalem, assisting its bishop Anba Narcissus, for about 5 years.

      After the departure of St. Narcissus, he continued to shepherd the people of Jerusalem with the best of care, until Maximianus, the infidel, seized him, inflicted him with severe tortures of every kind, and then imprisoned him. When Gordianus reigned, he released him, and when he died and Philip reigned, he released the rest of the confessors. This father sat in quietness and peace until Decius rose, killed Philip, and reigned in his stead. Decius afflicted the Christians exceedingly; he seized this holy father and many others, and tortured them, especially this father. He beat him cruelly with sharp pins until he broke his ribs, then commanded to drag him by his feet and throw him in prison. He remained there until he delivered his pure soul in the hand of the Lord, and received the kingdom which is prepared for the saints.

May His prayers be with us. Amen.

Commemoration of St.Antonios, Bishop of Tamoui

      This day also marks the commemoration of St. Antonios, Bishop of Tamoui.

May His prayers be with us and Glory be to our God forever. Amen.

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