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THE NINETH MONTH
Ginbot 23
(May 31)

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

On this day died Saint Julian, the apostle.  This saint was a son of the house of Gabriel, [who was] of the children of Israel and of the tribe of Judah.  Our Lord Jesus Christ chose him among the number of the Seventy-two disciples, and he received the gift of the Holy Spirit, Paraclete; and he preached with the apostles, and there came upon him, as upon the apostles, great tribulation and persecution.  After this the apostles laid their hands upon him and made him a bishop, and sent him to preach the kingdom of God, and he preached in all the cities everywhere.  And after this he went with Andronicus, the apostle, and he preached with him, as is recorded in the section for the preceding day.  When Saint Andronicus died, this Saint Julian prepared him for burial and buried him; and then he prayed to God not to separate him from him; and on the following day this holy man died.  And behold the holy Apostle Paul mentioneth these apostles in his Epistles to the men of Rome, and saith at the end thereof, “Salute Andronicus and Julian” (Romans xvi, 7). 

Salutation to Julian of the house of Gabriel.

And on this day also are commemorated Ensia, the martyr, and Aphroditus, the fourth of the Seventy-two disciples, and Julia the martyr, and Theodore the priest, and Tadros the bishop, and Julianus and his mother, who were martyred in the city of Alexandria, and the companions of Isidore, a woman, and her child, who was two months old.  And her child spoke, saying, “I am a Christian like my mother”; now Diocletian killed them.  Salutation to Julius and his mother.

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