Today is the 6th of the blessed month of Baounah, 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 St. Theodore the Monk

On this day, St. Theodore the Monk, was martyred. He was born in the city of Alexandria. He became a monk in one of the monasteries near the city, and became known for his pure life and strenuous asceticism. When Constantius, the son of the righteous emperor Constantine, followed the Arians, he sent an arian patriarch to Alexandria called Gawargios. He was accompanied by a number of soldiers. He exiled St. Athanasius, the Pope of Alexandria, and sat in his place after he had killed many of the believers. St. Theodore, with Christian zeal, disputed with the Arians, and exposed their infidelity. The alien Patriarch seized him, tortured him much, then ordered that he be tied to the legs of unbridled horses. The horses were then released. St. Theodore's body was torn to pieces and his head was smashed. He delivered up his soul into the hand of the Lord and received the crown of martyrdom. The believers collected his holy members, and laid them in a coffin. They established a feast for him on this day.
May his prayers be with us and glory be to God forever. Amen.

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Coptic Lectionary

Winds of Heaven Season
Annual Tune

13 June, 2019
Baounah 6, 1735

Luke 8:22-25

Luke 8:1-3

1 Corinthians 14:5-11

3 John 1:10-15

Acts 15:7-12

One event

John 15:17-25

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