Today is the 4th of the blessed month of Hatour, may God make it always received, year after year, with reassurance and tranquility, while our sins are forgiven by the tender mercies of our God, my fathers and brothers. Amen.

Martyrdom of the Saints John and James, Bishops of Persia

On this day, Sts. John and James, Bishops of Persia, were martyred by the hands of Shapur, the son of Hormuzd (Hermez), King of Persia. When the King demanded them to worship the sun and fire, and to offer sacrifices to them, they did not obey him. Instead, they continued teaching and confirming the people in the faith of the Lord Christ, to Whom is the glory. Therefore, the King ordered them be tortured severely. When they would not turn from the faith, and would not cease from teaching the people and strengthening them, in spite of their torture, he ordered them be cast into the fire. They gave up their souls into the hand of the Lord Christ, thus received the crown of glory with all the saints.May their prayers be with us all. Amen

Martyrdom of Saints Epimachus and Azarianus

On this day also, Sts. Epimachus and Azarianus, who were from the city of Rome, were martyred. Some people accused them of being Christians to the Governor, who was appointed by Maximianus the Emperor. He brought them and questioned them about their belief. They confessed that they were Christians. Then they reproved him for having forsaken the worship of God, who created the Heaven, the Earth, and all that is therein. They also admonished him for worshipping man-made idols which could neither see nor hear and wherein dwelt Satan, who led men astray by worshipping these idols. The Governor marvelled at their audacity and commanded their necks to be cut off. Thus they received the crown of martyrdom.May their prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen

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Coptic Lectionary

Herbs and Plants Season
Annual Tune

13 November, 2017
Hatour 4, 1734

Matthew 10:34-42

Luke 6:17-23

Hebrews 7:18-8:13

3 John 1:1-14

Acts 15:36-16:5

2 events

John 16:20-33

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