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Thursday, 29th April 2021 --- 21 Baramoudah 1737

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Holy Pascha Week

Holy Thursday of Pascha_Week

Season Pascha Week
Tune : Attribis
Strict Abstinence

Thursday Morning

Theme of the Hours :
+ Preparation for Passover.

First hour of the day of Holy Thursday

Exodus 17:8-16
Exodus 15:23-16:3
Isaiah 58:1-11
Ezekiel 18:20-32
Acts 1:15-20
Psalms 55:21,12
Luke 22:7-13

Third hour of the day of Holy Thursday

Exodus 32:30-33:5
Sirach 24:1-15
Proverbs 30:2-6
Psalms 94:21,23
Matthew 26:17-19

Sixth hour of the day of Holy Thursday

Jeremiah 7:2-15
Ezekiel 20:39-44
Sirach 12:13-13:1
Psalms 31:18,13
Mark 14:12-16

Ninth hour of the day of Holy Thursday

Genesis 22:1-19
Isaiah 61:1-6
Genesis 14:17-20
Job 27:1-28:13
Psalms 23:1-2
Matthew 26:17-19

The Liturgy of the_Water

Theme of the Liturgy : + Jesus washes the feet of his disciples..

Genesis 18:1-23
Proverbs 9:1-11
Exodus 14:1-15:27
Joshua 1:1-18
Joshua 3:1-17
Isaiah 4:2-5
Isaiah 55:1-56:1
Ezekiel 36:25-29
Ezekiel 47:1-9
1 Timothy 4:9-5:10
Psalms 51:7,10
John 13:1-17

The Liturgy

Theme of the Liturgy : : God's new covenant with mankind.

1 Corinthians 11:23-34
Psalms 23:5,4,19
Matthew 26:20-29
1 Corinthians 11:23-34
Psalms 23:5-41:9
Matthew 26:20-29

Eleventh hour of the day of Holy Thursday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Isaiah 19:19-25
Zechariah 12:11-14:3
Zechariah 14:6-9
Psalms 50:17-18
John 13:21-30

Friday Night

Theme of the Hours :
+ Jesus declares that He will be betrayed
+ Jesus warns Peter of his denial
+ Jesus last ceremony to His disciples
+ Jesus last prayer
+ Judas betrays Jesus to the priests
+ Peter Cuts the slaves ear

The First Hour of Friday Night

Jeremiah 8:17-9:6
Psalms 102:1,8
John 13:33-14:25
John 14:26-15:25
John 15:26-16:33
John 17:1-26

Third hour of the eve of Holy Friday

Ezekiel 36:16-26
Psalms 109:1-3
Matthew 26:30-35
Mark 14:26-31
Luke 22:31-39
John 18:1-2

Sixth hour of the eve of Holy Friday

Ezekiel 22:23-28
Psalms 59:1-69:20
Matthew 26:36-46
Mark 14:32-42
Luke 22:40-46
John 18:3-9

Ninth hour of the eve of Holy Friday

Jeremiah 9:7-11
Ezekiel 21:28-32
Psalms 28:3-4
Psalms 35:4
Matthew 26:47-58
Mark 14:43-54
Luke 22:47-55
John 18:10-14

Eleventh hour of the eve of Holy Friday

Isaiah 27:11-28:15
Psalms 2:1-2,4,5
Matthew 26:59-75
Mark 14:55-72
Luke 22:56-65
John 18:15-27

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


Day 21 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 Twenty-First Day of the Blessed Month of Baramoudah

Commemoration of the Lady the Theotokos


On this day, we celebrate the commemoration of the Lady Virgin Mary, the Mother of God the Word.

May her intercession be for us all. Amen.

Departure of St.Hierotheos, of Athens

      On this day also, St. Hierotheos (Berutawos) of Athens, departed. This father was one of the learned men in the city of Athens. He met the Apostle St. Paul, and many discussions took place between them which led to his belief on the Apostle's hand. He baptized him, taught him the Ordinances and Law of the church, and then ordained him a priest for this city. He frequently visited St. Dionysius the Areopagite, who was also one of the learned men in Athens. This Saint was present at the time of the departure of the Lady Virgin Mary, and he stood in the midst of the apostles and comforted them with spiritual songs and hymns which he sang accompanied with musical instruments. He converted many Jews and Gentiles to the knowledge of the Lord Christ. When the people wished to ordain him a bishop, he refused saying: "I just wish to be able to perform the duties of a priest." Having finished his good strife, he went to the Lord Whom he loved.

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

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