Today is the 7th of the blessed month of Tubah, 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.

Departure of St. Silvester, Pope of Rome

On this day in the year 335 A.D., St. Silvester (Sylvester), Pope of Rome, departed. He was born in Rome. For his virtues, his ascetic life and his knowledge, he was chosen for the pontificate of Rome in 314 A.D., after the departure of his predecessor St. Miltiades. That was in the eleventh year of Emperor Constantine's reign and less than a year after the issuing of the edict of Milan, which granted freedom to Christianity. He baptized Emperor Constantine, for he was not yet baptized. He was occupied with wars, demolishing pagan temples and building churches. The life of this father was a bright and shining life. He continued to teach the people, and remove all doubts from them. He explained to them that which was difficult to understand. He frequently debated with the heretics and converted many of them to believe in the Lord Christ, and baptized them. He composed several discourses and he wrote several books about the knowledge of God and the mystery of Incarnation. During the seventh year of his papacy, the Ecumenical Council of Nicea convened, and he excommunicated Arius and all who supported him. When he completed his good course, he departed in peace. He occupied the Roman chair for 11 years.May His prayers be with us and Glory be to our God forever. Amen

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Coptic Lectionary

Herbs and Plants Season
Annual Tune

15 January, 2018
Tubah 7, 1734

Matthew 4:23-5:16

Luke 6:17-23

2 Timothy 3:10-4:22

1 Peter 5:1-14

Acts 20:17-38

One event

John 10:1-16

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