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The Twenty-Third Day of the Blessed Month of Bashans
Bashans 23


Departure of St. Junia, One of the Seventy Disciples


       On this day, St. Junia, one of the seventy disciples, departed. He was born in Beth Gubrin (Jibrin) from the tribe of Judah. He was chosen by the Lord to be one of the seventy disciples, and received the Holy Spirit. He preached the Gospel with the disciples and suffered many hardships. He accompanied St. Andronicus in his preaching of the Gospel as it is mentioned on the 22nd. day of Bashans. St. Junia buried St. Andronicus, and he prayed that the Lord would take him also, and he departed in the following day. St. Paul mentioned him in Romans Chapter 16.

May his prayers be with us. Amen.




Martyrdom of St. Julian (Yulianus) and his mother in Alexandria


        On this day also, St. Julian and his mother were martyred in the city of Alexandria.

May their prayers be with us and glory be to God forever. Amen.






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