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THE SECOND MONTH
TEKEMT 26
(November 05)

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

 

On this day died Saint Timon, apostle and martyr.  Out Lord chose this disciple and he was of the number of the Seventy-two disciples whom He chose and made known and sent forth; and He gave them power to heal the sick and to cast out Satan.  And this holy man received the heavenly gift and the divine grace, and with it he healed the sick, and the Satan submitted unto him; and he ministered unto our Lord Jesus Christ as long as He dwelt in the body upon earth.  After our Lord had ascended into heaven this holy man ministered unto the apostles continually, and until the gift of the Holy Spirit descended upon him and upon them on the day of the feast of Pentecost.  After this the apostles elected him into the number of the seventy deacons whom they appointed; and the Book is a witness concerning them that they were filled with the Holy Spirit and wisdom.  After he had served the office of deacon for a few days, the apostles appointed him a priest, and then they laid hands upon him and appointed him Bishop in the city of Besra of the West, of the country of Belka.  And he preached the Faith of our Lord Jesus Christ therein, and he baptized very many Greeks and Jews.  When the governor of the city heard this he seized Saint Timon, and tortured him severely and burnt him in the fire, and he received the crown of martyrdom in the kingdom of the heavens.  Salutation to Timon.

And on this day also are commemorated Saint James, the brother of our Lord, and Huras the martyr.

And on this day also died Philip and Sawgenas.

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