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Saturday, 7th April 2018 --- 29 Baramhat 1734

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Holy Pascha Week

Bright Saturday of Pascha Week

Season Bright Saturday of Pascha Week
Tune : Attribis
Strict Abstinence
Theme of the day :
+ Jesus in the sepulchre.

Verse of the Day : Matthew 28:2

Songs and Prayers of Holy Saturday

Psalms 151:1-7
Exodus 15:1-21
Deuteronomy 32:1-43
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Habakkuk 3:2-19
Jonah 2:1-10
Isaiah 38:10-20
Isaiah 26:9-20
Isaiah 25:1-12
Isaiah 26:1-9
Lamentations 5:16-22
Baruch 2:11-15
1 Kings 18:36-39
1 Chronicles 29:10-13
1 Kings 8:22-30
Daniel 9:4-19
Daniel 3:1-23
Daniel 3:31-90
Daniel 3:24-30
Luke 1:46-55
Luke 1:68-79
Luke 2:29-32

First Hour

1 Corinthians 5:7-13
Psalms 88:4,5
Psalms 44:23,26
Psalms 126:2,3

Matthew 27:62-66

Third Hour

Jeremiah 13:15-22
Psalms 16:10,11
Matthew 16:24-28

Sixth hour of the day of Holy Saturday

Isaiah 50:10-51:8
Psalms 130:1-2
Psalms 142:7

Matthew 5:3-12
Revelation 1:1-20
Revelation 2:1-29
Revelation 3:1-22
Revelation 4:1-11
Revelation 5:1-14
Revelation 6:1-17
Revelation 7:1-17
Revelation 8:1-13
Revelation 9:1-21
Revelation 10:1-11
Revelation 11:1-19
Revelation 12:1-17
Revelation 13:1-18
Revelation 14:1-20
Revelation 15:1-8
Revelation 16:1-21
Revelation 17:1-18
Revelation 18:1-24
Revelation 19:1-21
Revelation 20:1-15
Revelation 21:1-27
Revelation 22:1-21

Ninth hour of the day of Holy Saturday

Isaiah 45:15-20
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalms 41:10,5
John 5:21-30

Holy Saturday Liturgy

1 Corinthians 15:1-23
1 Peter 1:1-9
Acts 3:12-21
Psalms 3:5,3
Psalms 82:8
Matthew 28:1-20
Psalms 68:1
Luke 24:1-12

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Not to be read in the Church during this time of the year.


Day 29 of the Blessed Coptic Month of Baramhat, may God make it always received, year after year, with reassurance and tranquility, while our sins after forgiven by the tender mercies of our God my fathers and brothers.

The Twenty-Ninth Day of the Blessed Month of Baramhat

Commemoration of the Life giving Annunciation


On this day the church commemorates the Annunciation of our Lady, the Theotokos, the Virgin St. Mary. When the appointed time by God since eternity for the salvation of the human race had come, God sent Gabriel the Archangel to the Virgin St. Mary, who is from the tribe of Judah the house of king David, to announce her with the Divine conception and the Glorious Birth as the Holy Scriptures testifies: " Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. "He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. "And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end." Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.


Then the angel gave her the proof of the validity of his massage: "Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. "For with God nothing will be impossible." Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:26-36) When she had accepted this Divine Annunciation, the Only Begotten Son, the Word of God, who is One of the Three eternal Persons, came and dwelt in her womb, a dwelling, the human race can not comprehend. And straightway He united with perfect humanity a complete unity inseparable and unchangeable after the unity. This day then is the first-born of all feasts, for in it was the beginning of the salvation of the world which was fulfilled by the Holy Resurrection of our Lord, saving Adam and his offspring from the hands of Satan.

We ask Our God and Savior graciously to forgive our transgressions and excuse our sins. Amen.

Commemoration of the Resurrection of the Lord Christ from the dead

      On this day also the salvation was completed by the holy Resurrection, for Our Lord when he had finished His work upon earth, during a period of thirty three years, suffered of His own free will on the eve of the twenty-seventh day of this month, and He rose from the dead on this very day. As it was on this very day the incarnation of Christ was announced to the people of the world who were awaiting Him. On friday, the living and the dead rejoiced in their Salvation, and on sunday the living became certain of it, and they knew of their resurrection by the Resurrection of the body of Christ, Who was the first-fruits of the dead as the apostle Paul Said: "But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep." (1 Corinthians 15:20)

We ask Him according to His great mercy and His compassion that He may grant us the forgiveness of our sins. Amen.

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