The Church will Celebrate St. Mina’s Feast on:
Saturday November 23, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Vesper Prayers and anointing the relics
Followed by weekly Arabic Bible Study and Hymn classes
Sunday November 24, 2013 The feast of St. Mina
The great martyr St. Mina (285 – c. 309) was an Egyptian young man who came from a large family, with rulers' status. He left the army to live in the desert and be filled with the blessings of the heavens. He then publicly declared his faith in Christ and was martyred for Christ's beloved name, after suffering great tribulations.
God declared the greatness of this saint through the blessings from his relics and countless miracles at Mariut, Egypt. Several churches were built in his name, in that area, the largest of which was the great Cathedral (Basilica) built with seven altars by the Roman emperor Arcadius. He built it with marble and precious stones, and along with the other churches in the area, it attracted many pilgrims who visited the site to receive the blessings of St. Mina. The area turned into a city with homes, mansions, factories, markets and much more. This shows us the saint's rank among Church saints.
May His Prayers be with us Amen.