Synaxarium

Today is the 12th of the blessed month of Abib, 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.

Commemoration of Archangel Michael

On this day, the church celebrates the commemoration of the honorable Archangel Michael, the perpetual intercessor of the human race before God the Pantocrator. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; ... that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; (Revelation 12:7-9) and crushed his power over the Christians.
May his intercession be with us. Amen.

Martyrdom of St. Abba Hour El-Siriakousy

On this day also, St. Abba Hour, was martyred. He was born in Siriakous to a father, who was an iron worker. He wished to become a martyr, so he went to El-Farma where he confessed the Lord Christ before its Governor. He tortured him much but the Lord comforted him and healed his wounds. The Governor was amazed when he saw that. That governor, his wife and his children believed in the Lord Christ. They became martyrs by the hands of another governor, who also kept on torturing the Saint Abba Hour. When he became weary of torturing him, he sent him to Ansena, where he was squeezed by the wheel, crucified head down, and burned by fire. Finally they cut off his head, and he received the crown of martyrdom.
May his prayers be with us, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.


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Coptic Lectionary

Waters of the Rivers Season
Annual Tune

Friday
19 July, 2019
Abib 12, 1735

Vespers
Matthew 10:16-23

Matins
Mark 13:9-13

Pauline
Hebrews 12:3-14

Catholic
1 Peter 4:12-19

Acts
Acts 7:44-8:1

Synaxarium
2 events

Gospel
Luke 11:53-12:12

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