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Friday, 22nd April 2022 --- 14 Baramoudah 1738

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Good Friday of Pascha Week

Season Holy and Great Friday of Pascha Week
Tune : Attribis
Strict Abstinence
Theme of the day :
+ Judas hangs himself.
+ Jesus before Pilate.
+ The soldiers mock Jesus.
+ The crucifixion.
+ The_death of Jesus .
+ The burial of Jesus.

Verse of the Day : Isaiah 53:5

First Hour

Deuteronomy 8:19-9:24
Isaiah 1:2-9
Isaiah 2:10-21
Jeremiah 22:29-23:6
Isaiah 24:1-13
Wisdom 2:12-22
Job 12:18-13:1
Zechariah 11:11-14
Micah 1:16-2:3
Micah 7:1-8

1 Corinthians 1:23-2:4
Psalms 27:12
Psalms 35:11,12,16

Matthew 27:1-14
Mark 15:1-5
Luke 22:66-23:12
John 18:28-40

Third Hour

Genesis 48:1-19
Isaiah 50:4-9
Isaiah 3:9-15
Isaiah 63:1-7
Amos 9:5,6,8,10
Job 29:21-30:10

Colossians 2:13-15
Psalms 38:17
Psalms 22:16

Matthew 27:15-26
Mark 15:6-25
Luke 23:13-25
John 19:1-12

Sixth Hour

Numbers 21:1-9
Isaiah 53:7-12
Isaiah 12:2-13:10
Amos 8:9-12

Galatians 6:14-18
Psalms 38:21,22
Psalms 22:16,17,18,7,8

Matthew 27:27-45
Mark 15:26-33
Luke 23:26-44
John 19:13-27

Ninth Hour

Jeremiah 11:18-12:13
Zechariah 14:5-11
Joel 2:1-3
Joel 2:10-11

Philippians 2:4-11
Psalms 69:1,21
Matthew 27:46-50
Mark 15:34-37
Luke 23:45-46
John 19:28-30

Eleventh Hour

Exodus 12:1-14
Leviticus 23:5-12

Galatians 3:1-6
Psalms 143:6,7
Psalms 31:5

Matthew 27:51-56
Mark 15:38-41
Luke 23:47-49
John 19:31-37

Twelveth Hour

Lamentations 3:1-66
Jonah 1:10-2:7

Psalms 88:6
Psalms 23:4
Psalms 45:6,8

Matthew 27:57-61
Mark 15:42-16:1
Luke 23:50-56
John 19:38-41

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Day 14 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 Fourteenth Day of the Blessed Month of Baramoudah

Departure of the Holy Father Anba Maximus, the Fifteenth Pope of Alexandria

      On this day, that coincides with the ninth of April, 282 A.D., the holy father Anba Maximus, 15th Pope of Alexandria, departed. This father was born in Alexandria from Christian parents who raised and educated him well. He excelled in the Greek language. Then he learned the doctrine of the church and was a man that feared God. Pope Heraclas, 13th Pope, ordained him deacon on the church of Alexandria. Then Pope Dionysius, 14th Pope, ordained him priest. Because of his advancement in virtues and knowledge, the fathers the bishops chose him for the Episcopal Chair after the departure of Pope Dionysius, and he was ordained on the twelfth of Hatour (November 9th., 264 A.D.). Shortly after his enthronement, he received a letter from the council of Antioch, which @included the grounds for excommunicating Paul of Samosata and his followers. He read it to the priests of Alexandria and issued a letter and sent it along with the letter of the council to all the cities of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Nuba. This was to warn them from the heresy of Paul of Samosata, which was abolished by the death of this heretic. Pope Maximus fought and guarded his flock, confirmed them in the faith with sermons and admonitions for seventeen years and five days, then departed in peace.

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

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