Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28



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Saturday, 8th April 2017 --- 30 Baramhat 1733




Today's Readings



Holy Pascha Week

Tuesday of Pascha Week




Season Pascha Week
Tune : Attribis
Strict Abstinence
Theme of the day : Day of teaching Parables in the temple and preaching about the end of the world.

Verse of the Day : Matthew 24:35

First Hour

Exodus 19:1-9
Job 23:2-24:25
Hosea 4:1-8

Psalms 120:2,6,7
John 8:21-29

Third Hour

Deuteronomy 8:11-20
Sirach 2:1-9
Job 27:1-20
Job 28:1-2
Kings 19:9-14

Psalms 119:154,155
Matthew 23:37-24:2

Sixth Hour

Ezekiel 21:3-13
Sirach 4:20-5:2
Isaiah 1:1-9

Psalms 18:48,17
John 8:12-20

Ninth Hour

Genesis 6:5-9:6
Proverbs 9:1-11
Isaiah 40:9-30
Daniel 7:9-15
Proverbs 8:1-12

Psalms 25:1,2,3
Matthew 24:3-35

Eleventh Hour

Isaiah 30:25-30
Proverbs 6:20-7:4

Psalms 45:6-6;41:1-1
Matthew 25:14-26:2

First Hour of eve of Wednesday

Ezekiel 22:17-22
Ezekiel 22:23-29

Psalms 59:16,17
Matthew 22:1-14

Third Hour of eve of Wednesday

Amos 5:18-27
Psalms 65:4
Matthew 24:36-51

Sixth Hour of eve of Wednesday

Jeremiah 13:9-14
Psalms 102:1,2
Matthew 25:1-13

Ninth Hour of eve of Wednesday

Hosea 9:14-10:2
Psalms 22:20-21
Matthew 23:29-36

Eleventh Hour of eve of Wednesday

Wisdom 7:24-30
Psalms 57:1
John 11:55-57

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Not being read in the Church during this period.

Day 30 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Baramhat, may God make it always received, year after year, with reassurance and tranquility, while our sins after forgiven by the tender mercies of our God my fathers and brothers.
Amen.

The Thirtieth Day of the Blessed Month of Baramhat

Commemoration of the Archangel Gabriel the Announcer

      On this day, the church commemorates of the Archangel Gabriel the announcer, for his honor is great with God, he was worthy to announce the birth of His only begotten Son to the virgin St.Mary. He also foretold Daniel the prophet about the return of the people of Israel from exile, about the first coming of Christ, to Whom is the glory, for the salvation of the world, and also about the end of the animal sacrifices. For what God had done for us through him it is meet for us to honor and venerate him.

May his intercession be with us. Amen.

Commemoration of the Transfer of the Relics of St.James, known as the Mangled

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On this day also, is the commemoration of the relocation of the relics of St. James (James the mangled). His biography and martyrdom are mentioned under the twenty seventh day of the month of Hatour.

May his prayers be with us. Amen.

Commemoration of Samson, One of the Judges of Israel

      On this day also, is the commemoration of Samson, one of the Judges of Israel. The name of the father of this righteous was Manoah from the tribe of Dan, and his mother was barren. The angel of the Lord appeared to her and announced her of his birth, and commanded her not to drink wine nor to eat unclean food all the days of her pregnancy. The angel also commanded her that no razor should come on his head, for the child was to be a Nazirite (dedicated) unto God from the womb, and that he would deliver Israel out of the hands of the Philistines. When she told her husband about what the angel had said to her, her husband asked God to allow the angel to appear to him. The angel appeared, and said to him: "All that I commanded your wife let her observe." The woman conceived, and gave birth to Samson, and God blessed him and the Spirit of God filled him. At one time, he tore a lion apart as one would tear a young goat, and on another time, he killed thirty men and burned their fields. The Philistines rose against the tribe of Judah to fight and seize Samson, but Samson told the men of Judah: "Swear to me that you will not deliver me to them or kill me yourselves." They said to him: "No, but we will tie you securely and deliver you into their hands. We surely shall not kill you." They bound him with two new cords and brought him to the Philistines, who jumped upon him to kill him. The Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and the strong cords that were on his arms became as flax that were burnt with fire, and his bonds broke loose off his hands. He found a fresh jaw-bone of a donkey, reached out and took it with his hand and killed a thousand men with it. Then he became very thirsty, he cried out to the Lord and said: "You have given this great deliverance by the hands of you servant, and now shall I die from thirst... ?" The all mighty God then split a hollow place and water came out. He drank and his spirit returned, and he survived. When he was in Gaza, the Philistines surrounded the place and laid wait for him all the night at the gate of the city to capture and kill him. Samson arose at midnight, took hold of the doors of the gate, pulled them up, put them on his shoulders, and carried them to the top of the hill. The Philistines came to his wife, Delilah, and asked her to entice Samson to find out the secret of his strength. When Samson told her that the secret was in his hair, for he was a Nazirite (Dedicated unto God). She told his enemies, lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man to shave off the seven locks of hair off his head. She began to afflict him, as his strength went from him. The Philistines took him to their city, insulted him, and plucked out his eyes. His hair grew again, and his strength came back to him. He went to the temple of their idol, and took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple. Samson leaned with all his strength on the two pillars and said: "Let me die with the Philistines." The temple fell on three thousands of the Philistine people and their lords killing them all. So the dead that he killed on his death were more than he killed in his life. He judged for the people of Israel twenty years, then departed in peace.

To our God is the glory for ever, Amen.


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