Today is the 5th of the blessed month of Misra, 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. John the Soldier

On this day, the devout St. John the Soldier, departed. He was born to pious Christian parents. When he grew up, he joined the army of the Infidel Emperor Julian. Julian had sent him with other soldiers to afflict the Christians where ever they went. He pretended that he was in agreement with his fellow soldiers in their persecution of the Christians but in fact he was defending them. He treated the Christians well, fulfilling their needs. He also used to fast, and pray continually and give alms. He lived a life like unto the lives of the righteous, until he departed in peace. God manifested many miracles from his grave.
May his blessing be with us and Glory be to God forever. Amen.

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Coptic Lectionary

Waters of the Rivers Season
Annual Tune

11 August, 2018
Misra 5, 1734

Matthew 10:34-42

Luke 6:17-23

Hebrews 12:3-14

1 Peter 4:12-19

Acts 8:3-13

One event

Matthew 4:23-5:16

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