The 16th Day of the Blessed Month of Hatour
Beginning of the Advent Fasting in the Coptic Church
Today marks the beginning of the fast of the Nativity (the Advent) in our Coptic Church. We implore our Lord, who completed our salvation by coming down to redeem us from the bondage of sin, to help us to do what is pleasing in His sight during this holy fast and through all the days of our lives.
Consecration of the Church of St.Abu-Nofer
On this day also was the consecration of the Church of St. Abu-Nofer, the hermit, which was in El-Zaher, Misr (Cairo).
Martyrdom of St.Yostus, the Bishop
Today also, is the commemoration of the martyrdom of St. Yostus, the bishop, by the hands of Maximus the prince. He tortured him severely and finally he received the crown of martyrdom.
May His prayers be with us and Glory be to our God forever. Amen.