Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 --- 27 Misra 1730
The Twenty-Seventh Day of the Blessed Month of Misra
Martyrdom of Saints Benjamin and his
On this day, St. Benjamin and
his sister St. Eudexia, were martyred. Their parents were pious Christians
who loved sojourners. They brought them up in a Christian manner. When
Benjamin grew up, he longed to be martyred for the sake of the Name of
Christ. He went to "Shatanouf" and confessed the Lord Christ before the
governor. The governor tortured him much then cast him in prison. When
his parents and sister knew about this, they came to him weeping, but he comforted them, and told them about the vanity of the world and the
life of the coming age which has no end. When his sister heard that, she
told him, "God lives, I shall not separate from you until we die together."
The governor cast them in a dark place for twenty days. Then he took them
out and hung heavy stones on their necks and threw them in the river. The
Angel of the Lord came and loosened the stones. They swam until they arrived
at the town of Petra. A virgin found them and rescued them. They then returned
to the governor and again they confessed The Lord Christ before him. The
governor ordered to cut off their heads and they received the crown of
martyrdom. The faithful built a church in their names in their town "Shanshour."
May their prayers be with us. Amen.
Martyrdom of St.Mary, the Armenian
On this day also, St. Mary the
Armenian, was martyred. She was captured by the Moslems, who asked her
to deny her faith in the Lord Christ. She refused, so they tortured her
severely, but she remained steadfast in her faith. They threatened to burn
her alive in a blazing pit, by the gate of Zoweila in Cairo. Many gathered
there, and the crowd tried to frighten her from the suffering and to persuade
her to change her counsel, but she answered saying, "It is good that I
deliver up my soul in the hands of my Master, Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ."
Then she quickly threw herself in the fiery pit. Thus she received the
crown of martyrdom.
May her prayers be with us, and Glory be to God forever, Amen.
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