Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ethiopian Synaxarium Miyazia 20

Miyazia (Miyaza) 20 – Geez (Ge'ez) Calendar – Ethiopian Calendar
April 28, 2009


On this day Babnuda, of the city of Dandara (Denderah in Upper Egypt) became a martyr; now he was also called “Al-Dandara.” This holy man was an anchorite, and he was a righteous priest and a fighter. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, “Put on priestly apparel (i.e. the holy vestments), and get thee down from this cell, and appear before the governor.” Now Arianus the governor had arrived in a ship at the port of that city, and had asked for the anchorite and found him not. And this holy man Babnuda came to him of his own free will, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying, “I am a Christian openly, and I believe in my Lord Jesus Christ.” When the governor knew that he surely was the anchorite for whom he sought, but could not find, he commanded his soldiers to torture him severely, and they did so; and they loaded him with iron fetters, and took him into a dark chamber. And heavenly light shone upon him, and an angel of the Lord appeared unto him and healed him of his pains, and comforted him. And there was in that city a certain believer whose name was Carolus, with his wife, and his daughter, and twelve young women, and the holy man taught them, and strengthened them, and the soldiers cut off their heads and they became martyrs. And the governor was wroth, and he commanded his soldiers to hang this holy man our father up, head downwards, and to cast him into the river, but the holy man, by the power of God, swam out. And the governor also commanded them to [hang him] on a palm tree, whereupon the palm sent forth fruit, and produced twelve clusters of dates, and [this fact] is remembered unto this day. After this they cut off his head, and he delivered up his holy soul, and received the crown of martyrdom. Salutation to Babnuda, who made the palm to yield fruit. Salutation to the companions of Babnuda. Salutation to Carolus and to his wife and daughter.

[And on this day is commemorated ‘Ammoni.]

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

Miyazia (Miyaza) = Bermodah (Baramouda, Baramuda, Baramudah, Paremoude, Farmou)

Miyazia 20 – Geez (Ge'ez) Calendar – Ethiopian Calendar = Bermodah 20 Martyr – Coptic Calendar – Egyptian Calendar


1 comment:

  1. Greetings in the Name of the Father the Son and
    the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen

    My name is Wolde Haimanot, I am a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Chruch at Maxfeild
    Avenue in Jamaica.

    Many years ago, while in the City of New York, I
    read a little book from the Church giving information about Christ while he was in Egypt which goes as follows: It stated that the finger
    of the infant pointed southward to Ethiopia. It
    was taken for a sign so Mary and Joseph traveled
    south to Ethiopia. While there a village was converted.

    Since then I have tried to get some more information about this. I spoke with a friend who instructed me to write to the synaxrium in
    Chicargo which I did, about three years ago, but
    did not get any answer. Is there any assistance
    you could give me in regards to finding out more
    about this history ?

    Moreover, most inportant the Church here is in need of vital. There is no regular correspondence
    with other branch churches that I know of. I would like it very much if our branch could
    communicate with the other branches on a regular.

    I assume that the protocol should be between the
    administrators, but if the administrators is not
    doing this could there be a system where members
    could communicate with eachother. I could be contacted by email at: inrip@live.com

    Thank you very much,
    Wolde Haimanot


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