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DAILY VERSE
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. —Psalm 34:6

This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.

So few hear the cry of the poor or respond to the plight of the disadvantaged. If we are going to be true children of our Father, his values must become our own, his lost sheep must become our quest. Let's help others around us who are in need find that when they call to God, they are not forgotten. Let's be his delivery system of grace.
DAILY SYNEXARIUM
26 Tute 1736

Day 26 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Tute, 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 Twenty-Sixth Day of the Blessed Month of Tute

The Angels Annunciation of John the Baptist to Zacharias

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On this day it was announced to Zacharias the priest the birth of John the Baptist. Zacharias was well advanced in years and his wife, Elizabeth, was barren and her period for begetting children had passed. Zacharias was praying and beseeching God continually to give him a child because the children of Israel reviled anyone without a son and treated him with ignominy. They would say about him that he was without the blessing that God had told Adam in these words: "Be fruitful and multiply." That was why that righteous man was continually asking God to give him a son. The Lord had compassion on him and He hearkened to his petition. He sent him Gabriel the angel to announce to him the birth of John. The angel came to him while he was in the sanctuary as is said in the Holy Gospel (Luke 1:11) and announced to him the birth of the great prophet John, and that he should precede the Christ as it was said in the prophets, He shall go before Him." He said to the angel asking, "Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well advanced in years." The angel told him that he was sent from God to tell him this thing and it is not seemly for him to doubt. He then told him that he shall be dumb till his birth. And on the day of John's circumcision, they asked him about the child's name. He asked for a tablet and wrote on it John and straightaway his mouth opened. Then he spoke and praised God and prophesied concerning his son John that he should become a prophet and should go before the face of the Lord, and he prophesied concerning the Lord Christ.

May his prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.

 

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سنكسار يوم 27 من شهر توت لسنة 1733 لتقويم الشهداء الموافق 8 من شهر أكتوبر لسنة 2019 بالتقويم الميلادى

علاج الغضب + المصالحة مع الأخ لا تتم بمجرد الذهاب إليه بل أولا بالمصالحة في الداخل بعواطفك، حيث تخضع معتذرا لأخيك في حضرة الله الذي تريد أن تقدم له قربانك. وبذلك فإذ كان الأخ حاضرا فأنك تستطيع أن تهدئه بفكرك الذي تنقى، وتعيده إلى محبته. وهذا يمكن أن يحدث إن كنت قد سبقت وانسحقت أمام الله أولا طالبا المغفرة، فتذهب إلى أخيك لا بخجل، بل مدفوعًا بحب قوي. لأن الانسحاق هو العلاج الوحيد للغضب. + أخي العظيم هل تعلم كيف ينبغي علينا أن نحذر لئلا في وسط هذه المعاصي تدخل إلى القلب كراهية لأحد. فلا تحرك منا فقط من الصلاة لله بسبب باب حجرتنا المغلق بل تغلق الباب على الله نفسه. إن الكراهية تزحف إلينا خفية في الوقت الذي فيه لا يقتنع أي إنسان غضوب بأن غضبه بغير حق. فالغضب عادة يلاطفنا ضد أي إنسان يكرهه، وبهذه العذوبة الممتزجة بمظهر الغضب المقدس (إذ نشعر بخطأ الآخرين وحقنا في الغضب) تعاق الكراهية في الإناء أكثر مما نرغب حتى يفسد ما فيه بل والإناء نفسه يهلك.