Synaxarium

Today is the 3rd 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. James the Monk

On this day, St. James, the ascetic monk, departed. This father denounced the world since his childhood. He dwelt in a cave for 15 years, during which he struggled with long fasting and numerous prayers. He did not leave his cave all this time.

Some followers of the evil one plotted against him, and they sent him a harlot. She decorated herself and went and entered his cave. She tried to get closer to him and flirted with him to entice him to commit sin with her. But he preached to her, and reminded her of the fire of hell, and the eternal punishments. She repented on his hand and went back to the city, thanking God, Who had compassion on her and brought her back from the way of eternal death to the way of eternal life.

God performed many miracles through him. When he finished his good struggle in this life, he departed in peace.


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Coptic Lectionary

Winds of Heaven Season
Annual Tune
First Sunday of Tube

Sunday
10 February, 2019
Amshir 3, 1735

Vespers
John 6:15-21

Matins
John 8:51-59

Pauline
1 Corinthians 5:11-6:11

Catholic
2 Peter 3:14-18

Acts
Acts 9:3-9

Synaxarium
One event

Gospel
John 6:22-27

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