Feast of St. Moses, Apostle to the Saracens (February 7)   Leave a comment

Above:  Egypt, Judea, and Syria in 450 C.E.

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SAINT MOSES, APOSTLE TO THE SARACENS (DIED CIRCA 372)

Roman Catholic Hermit and Bishop

St. Moses, an Arab, was a desert hermit who ministered to the Saracens, desert nomads who roamed the region from Egypt to Syria.  They also engaged in hostilities with the Roman military.  The empire imposed a peace, one which Mavia, a Saracen queen, accepted only if St. Moses became their bishop.  The saint, the “Apostle to the Saracens,” maintained the  peace.

That is a fine legacy.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

THE FEAST OF CHANNING MOORE WILLIAMS

THE FEAST OF JOHN BROWN, ABOLITIONIST

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Almighty God,

you raised up faithful bishops of your church,

including your servant Saint Moses, Apostle to the Saracens.

May the memory of his life be a source of joy for us and a bulwark of our faith,

so that we may serve and confess your name before the world,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Ezekiel 34:11-16 or Acts 20:17-35

Psalm 84

1 Peter 5:1-4 or Ephesians 3:14-21

John 21:15-17 or Matthew 24:42-47

–Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), page 60

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Revised on November 27, 2016

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Posted December 2, 2011 by neatnik2009 in February, Saints of the 300s

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