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THE NINETH MONTH
Ginbot 22
(May 30)

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, 
ONE GOD.  AMEN.

On this day died Andronicus, the holy apostle.  Our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ chose this saint, who was one of the numbers of the Seventy-two disciples, whom He sent out before His Passion to preach the kingdom of God.  And the gift of the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the Hall of Zion, and he preached with the holy apostles in every city.  After this the holy apostles laid their hands upon him, and they made him Bishop of the city of Niwebyas, and he preached therein, and converted many of the pagans [Syrians], and brought them into the Faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, they having dwelt in the darkness of infidelity.  And after this he took Julianus, the apostle, and they went about through many cities, and they preached and baptized innumerable folk.  And they performed signs and wonders, and cast out many demons from men, and they healed many who were sick of very severe sicknesses, and they overthrew the houses of idols, and built churches of our Lord Jesus Christ.  And having finished their preaching, God wished to remove them from the sorrow and toil of this world, and to bring them into the world of joy and gladness.  And then Andronicus, the apostle, fell sick and died, as it were, on this day; and straightway Julianus the apostle prepared him for burial and laid him in a grave, and he himself died on the following day.  Salutation to Andronicus.

And on this day also is commemorated Jacob Sharakawi.

Glory be to God Who is glorified in His Saints.  Amen.