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Synaxarium is a Coptic word means the life of saints
“Whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversion. ” (Hebrews 13: 7)
Why do we glorify saints?
Since the early Apostolic era, the history of our glorious church has not been, at any time, without heroes of faith. Their strife was clear particularly in the early times and especially in the eras of persecutions. Hundreds of thousands were martyred because of their strong faith in their God. They defended their faith, and their church, till the last drop of their blood without fear from torture or persecution. All of these heroes were not only a shining in their times or a blessing to their generations, but they continue to light the world and shine to many - the weak and the strong - with their pure and chaste life, as the Bible says, “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3). Many lives were changed after reading the history and strife of those martyrs and saints. Many of the believers were strengthened by the life history of those saints to become more established in the faith and to grow in grace.
It is true what one of the saints said, “It is very desirable for the meek to hear the life history of saints. ” Because of that, the church arranged the reading of a part of the Book of Synaxarium, which contains the Biography of Saints, after the reading of the Acts of our holy fathers the apostles. May their life be an example and a model for us to act like them and to follow in their footsteps so we might have a share and fellowship in the glory of the inheritance of those saints.
“As this, 0 Lord, is the command of Thine Only-Begotten Son, that we share in the commemoration of Thy saints, graciously accord, 0 Lord, to remember all the saints who have pleased Thee since the beginning.” (The Liturgy of St. Basil)
4 The Orthodox Faith (Dogma)4 Family and Youth 4 Sermons 4 Bible Study 4 Devotional 4 Spirituals 4 Fasts & Feasts 4 Coptics 4 Religious Education 4 Monasticism 4 Seasons 4 Missiology 4 Ethics 4 Ecumenical Relations 4 Church Music 4 Pentecost 4 Miscellaneous 4 Saints 4 Church History 4 Pope Shenouda 4 Patrology 4 Canon Law 4 Lent 4 Pastoral Theology 4 Father Matta 4 Bibles 4 Iconography 4 Liturgics 4 Orthodox Biblical topics 4 Orthodox articles4 St Chrysostom4 Bible Study4 Biblical topics4 Bibles4 Orthodox Bible Study4 Coptic Bible Study4 King James Version4 New King James Version4 Scripture Nuggets4 Index of the Parables and Metaphors of Jesus4 Index of the Miracles of Jesus4 Index of Doctrines4 Index of Charts4 Index of Maps4 Index of Topical Essays4 Index of Word Studies 4 Colored Maps4 Index of Biblical names Notes4 Old Testament activities for Sunday School kids4 New Testament activities for Sunday School kids4 Bible Illustrations4 Bible short notes
4 Prayer of the First Hour4 Third Hour4 Sixth Hour4 Ninth Hour4 Vespers (Eleventh Hour) 4 Compline (Twelfth Hour) 4 The First Watch of the midnight prayers4 The Second Watch of the midnight prayers 4 The Third Watch of the midnight prayers4 The Prayer of the Veil4 Various Prayers from the Agbia4 Synaxarium
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