Synaxarium

Today is the 28th of the blessed month of Babah, 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 Marcianus and Mercurius

On this day of the year 351 A.D., the great saints Marcianus and Mercurius became martyrs. They were disciples of St. Paul the Martyr, Patriarch of Constantinople. When Emperor Constantine II, the son of Constantine the Great, adopted the belief of Arius, Abba Paul the Patriarch opposed him - so he exiled him to Armenia, where he was killed by strangulation. These two saints cried over St. Paul on the day he was exiled. They characterized the Emperor,saying that he was a follower of the belief of Arius the Infidel. A certain Arian man made an accusation against them to the Emperor when he was on one of the plantations. He had them brought to him and ordered them slain with the sword. They were killed and buried, and their bodies remained there until the time of St. John Chrysostom (of the Golden Mouth). When he heard their history, he sent and brought their honorable bodies to the city of Constantinople. He built a church for them and transferred their bodies to it and celebrated a feast for them.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

Wednesday
7 November, 2018
Babah 28, 1735

Vespers
Matthew 8:5-13

Matins
Luke 12:4-12

Pauline
2 Corinthians 10:1-18

Catholic
1 Peter 4:1-11

Acts
Acts 12:25-13:12

Synaxarium
One event

Gospel
Matthew 12:9-23

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