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03 June

 souvenir bar hotel

He was born in the town of al-Majdal on the Khabur River, east of Ras al-Ain, in the middle of the third century, to pagan parents. He was guided, adopted, and devoted to his assumption of God. Traveling by sea, the sea raged and the boat was about to sink, so the saint saved the sailor with his prayers, so they believed and were baptized. She became a monk with the saint, the king of Qalzamin, so she became an apprentice to him, and he remained with him until his death. He was famous for miracles. Among his signs is that he cured a pagan man afflicted with cannibalism, and his recovery was a reason for the adoption of ten thousand pagans. Then he retired in the wilderness in a silo until he rested in the Lord in 327. His prayers are with us.

04 June

Souvenir of the righteous Ilaria

She is the daughter of King Zeno (474-491). Since her youth, she desired the ascetic life and the love of God alone. She went to the wilderness and entered the Monastery of St. Makarios in Egypt. She took the name of John Al-Tawashi. So she fled from the monastery out of humility and to escape world glory.

So she went to the wilderness of Scetis and lived in a cave striving to worship God with prayers, meditations, and reading the Holy Books for thirty-eight years, eating from the fruits of trees and covering themselves with their leaves. And when her death approached, God inspired Anba Isidorus and Anba Isaiah, so they came and buried her with honor, in the year 500. Her prayers are with us.


07 June


 Souvenir of the Bar Susanna

This was an Israelite in the city of Babylon, with a pious hubby. Her beauty was beyond description, and she was chaste and pure because her parents disciplined her well according to the law of Moses. Her garden.  So they suddenly fell in love with her and wanted to have intercourse with her, but she turned away from that with extreme aversion.  so they threatened her that they would accuse her of adultery if she did not have intercourse with them. Chaste Susan:   “It is better for me that you accuse me than that I have sinned before the Lord.”  And she cried out with a loud voice, so the people of her house ran together. So shall it be before the people of Israel. They sentenced her to death by stoning.

She shouted with a loud voice and said: “Oh, Eternal God, All-Seeing of the secrets, and Knower of everything before it happened. So the Lord responded to her voice.  As she was being led to death, the Holy Spirit pushed a child named Daniel, who cried out with a loud voice: “I am innocent of this woman’s blood!” Then all the people turned to him and said: What are these words that you said? So he stood in their midst and said: “Are you so foolish, O children of Israel, that you judge the daughter of Israel, without examining and verifying, go back to the judiciary, for these two only bore false witness against her.” And all the people hastened and turned back. Then Daniel said to them: Separate them so that I may judge them, and when one separated from the other, he called one of them and said to him: If you saw her, tell me, under which tree did you see them talking? He said under the acacia. Then he pulled him aside and ordered the other to come, and said to him: Tell me, under what tree did you find them talking? He said: Under the oak. So the whole assembly cried out with a loud voice, and they blessed God the Savior whom they hoped for. (Daniel 13).

June 13th

Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and teacher of the church

He was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in the late twelfth century. He entered the Order of St. Augustine. He was deeply affected by the testimony of some Franciscan monks who went to North Africa to preach and died there as martyrs. So he decided to follow their example: he belonged to the Order of Friars Minor, while its founder, Francis of Assisi, was still alive. He wanted to go to Africa, but divine providence wanted his activity to extend to France and Italy, so he bore abundant fruits and brought back many heretics to the orthodox faith. He was great with his virtues, talents and wonders. He was the first to teach theology in his newly established monk. He wrote sermons of great educational depth. He rested in the Lord in the city of Padova, northern Italy, in 1231. His holiness was declared in the year following his death, and his honor has been spreading since then. Among his sayings: “He who is filled with the Holy Spirit speaks different languages. Different languages are the different testimonies we bear to Christ, including humility, poverty, patience, obedience... Words become alive when deeds speak. Let speech cease, and let deeds speak.”


June 24

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist 

He is the son of the priest Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth (Luke 1: 5-25; 57-85), from the descendants of Aaron. Today the church celebrates his birth, which is the day when the day begins to decrease, and it precedes the birth of Christ by six months, that is, when the day begins to increase. This reminds us of the words of the Baptist: “He must be greater, and I must be younger” (John 3:30). His parents lived in Judea and prayed fervently that God would bless them with a son. And one day, while Zacharias was performing the incense service in the temple, the angel Gabriel appeared to him and informed him that God had answered their prayer, and gave him the name by which the boy should be called when he was born, and announced to him that the child would be a cause of joy and rejoicing for many, and that he would be great before God and people. Because it will prepare the path of the expected Messiah. As for Zacharias, he did not believe this good news because of his old age and the old age of his wife. So he was given a sign from God, which is muteness, until the words of the angel were fulfilled. John was born in 5 BC. M. In the village of Ein Kerem, south of Jerusalem (Luke 1: 39). We know little about his youth. As for his manhood, we see him as an ascetic ascetic, following the example of Elijah the Prophet in rebuking people for their sins and calling them to repentance.

June 29

Saints Peter and Paul, the two apostles

In the Gospels there are texts highlighting how the Lord gave Peter a special status among the Apostles and in the Church (Matthew 16: 13-23; Luke 22: 31-32; John 21: 15-24). Thanks to this authority, we see Peter, after the Ascension of the Lord, at the head of the assembly. He is the one who addresses the crowds in the name of the apostles, calling them to faith and baptism, on the day of Pentecost, and accepts the pagans in the church, and inspects the state of the churches everywhere. After staying in Jerusalem and Antioch, he went to Rome, where he was the first bishop. He was martyred in 67, and buried in the Vatican Hill, where Emperor Constantine erected a great church in his name. The Bishops of Rome are his successors and servants of the unity of the universal Church. In this regard, Saint Ambrose says: “Where Peter is, there is the Church.” As for Paul, he was a Jew from Tarsus (in present-day Turkey), a Pharisee, with Roman citizenship. The Acts of the Apostles tells that while he was persecuting the Church, the Risen Lord appeared to him, so he was guided and roamed the lands preaching the Gospel, until he was martyred in the days of Nero, in the year 67, and was buried outside the walls of Rome, where a church was built in his name. He wrote many letters, thirteen of which have reached us, preceding the codification of the Four Gospels. The celebration of the feast of these two apostles probably dates back to the year 258.

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