THE THIRD MONTH
IN THE NAME
OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT,
On this day died the holy father Felix, Archbishop of the city of
Rome. The parents of this
holy man were Christians, and they taught him all the doctrine of the
Church, and Anastasius, Archbishop of the city of Rome, made him a deacon.
When Justus was appointed Archbishop of the city of Rome, he
perceived the intelligence and good disposition of this man, and his fair
righteousness, and he made him a priest. When
Dionysius, Archbishop of the city of Rome, died now he lived in the days
of Theonasius, Archbishop of the city of Alexandria, they chose Saint
Felix to be Archbishop of the city of Rome, and by the Will of God he was
appointed, and he guarded and protected the flock of Christ well.
After the death of Tures (sic) Caesar, Theodore Caesar reigned, and
he made those who believed in Christ to suffer great tribulation, and he
tortured them with exceedingly cruel tortures, and very many of them
suffered martyrdom at his hands. Through
him very great tribulation and sorrow came upon this father, and he
entreated God concerning it, and God destroyed the emperor in the second
year of his reign. When
Diocletian the infidel reigned he afflicted the Christians and tortured
them, and this father Abba Felix prayed to God that he might not live to
see the tortures of the Christians, and he died in the early days of the
year in which Diocletian ascended the throne.
All the days, which this father sat upon the Apostolic throne, were
five years and a half. He
composed discourses and admonitions and exhortations, and in some of these
he discussed excommunication and the Orthodox Faith; these are exceedingly
good works and are profitable to Christians.
Salutation to Felix who was chosen for the archiepiscopate, the
interpreter of the New and the Old Testaments.
And on this day also our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ and His
disciples were gathered together on Mount Kueskuam, and He consecrated His
Tabernacle and Church, and performed the consecration of the Offering with
His disciples on that day. This
was the first consecration [of the Offering] on Mount Kueskuam, according
to what Saint Theophilus and Saint Cyril, Archbishop of the city of
Alexandria, testify concerning this matter.
Salutation to those who have taken refuge at thy feet, O Mount
Kueskuam, namely to Mary and her Child Christ.
Salutation, salutation to Josa, son of Joseph.
be to God Who is glorified in His Saints.