Today is the 4th 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 the Relocation of the Relics of Saints Apakir and John

On this day, the church commemorates the relocation of the relics of the honorable Sts. Apakir and John. After they received the crown of martyrdom as it is mentioned in the account of the sixth day of the month of Amshir, some of the believers took their bodies. They laid them in the church of St. Mark the Evangelist, which is to the south of Alexandria. They remained there until the days of St. Cyril (Kyrillos), the Pillar of Faith, the angel of the Lord appeared to him and commanded him to relocate the relics of these two saints to the other church of St. Mark by the seaside. He relocated them with great honor, then built a church for them in this district. They arranged for them a feast on this day. Beside the church there was a pagan temple wherein many heathens gathered. When they saw the wonders that were manifested in the church of these two saints many of them believed in the Lord Christ.
May their prayers be with us and Glory be to God forever. Amen.

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Coptic Lectionary

Waters of the Rivers Season
Annual Tune

11 July, 2019
Abib 4, 1735

Matthew 10:16-23

Mark 13:9-13

Hebrews 12:3-14

1 Peter 4:12-19

Acts 7:44-8:1

One event

Luke 11:53-12:12

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