Synaxarium

Today is the 5th of the blessed month of Amshir, 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. Agrippinus, the Tenth Pope of Alexandria

On this day of the year 181 A.D., the holy father Anba Agrippinus, 10th Pope of Alexandria, departed. This father was holy and pure and he feared God. He was ordained a priest on the church of Alexandria.

When Pope Cladianus, 9th Pope departed, Anba Agrippinus was chosen Patriarch by the people and clergy of Alexandria. By the grace of God, he took over the apostolic throne of Alexandria and walked in the footsteps of the apostles.

Anba Agrippinus preached the word of God and taught the principle of faith with its life-giving laws. He Guarded his flock, with all his strength, by teaching them and praying on their behalf. He did not own any silver or gold, except for what met his basic personal needs. He completed his course after 12 years on the throne of St. Mark, and he departed in peace.

Commemoration of the Saints Anba Bishay and Anba Abanoub

On this day also, the church celebrates the commemoration of the saints Anba Bishay of Akhmim monastery, and Anba Abanub, known as the owner of the Golden Fan.

Departure of St. Apollo, the Companion of Anba Abib

On this day also, the church commemorates the departure of St. Apollo, friend of St. Abib

Commemoration of the Relocation of the Relics of the Forty-Nine Elders of the Wilderness of Shiheet

Today also, we celebrate the commemoration of the relocation of the relics of the forty-nine saints of the wilderness of Shiheet to their church in the monastery of St. Macarius


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Coptic Lectionary

1st week - Strict Abstinence

Winds of Heaven Season
Lenten Tune
1st week - Strict Abstinence

Monday
12 February, 2018
Amshir 5, 1734

Vespers
No readings

Prophecies
Exodus 2:23-3:5 Isaiah 1:2-18

Matins
Matthew 12:24-34

Pauline
Romans 1:26-2:7

Catholic
James 2:1-13

Acts
Acts 14:19-28

Synaxarium
4 events

Gospel
Mark 9:32-50

St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in London is one of the oldest Coptic churches in the lands of the immigration, and one of the first to be supported and cared for by our beloved patriarch, HH the late Pope Shenouda III.

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    Allen Street, Kensington
    London W8 6UX