Feast of St. Abraham of Carrhae (February 14)   Leave a comment

Above:  Carrhae on a Map of the Roman Empire

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SAINT ABRAHAM OF CARRHAE (DIED CIRCA 422)

Roman Catholic Bishop of Carrhae

Born in Syria, St. Abraham of Carrhae became a hermit.  He preached in the desert and aroused much opposition among inhabitants of Mt. Lebanon by trying to convert them.  The saint did succeed in time, however, due largely to the fact that he bought the freedom of people incarcerated in a debtors’ prison with his own funds.  (Apparently the saint lived well below his means.)  He became Bishop of Carrhae (now Harran, Turkey) and succeeded in converting people living within the borders of that diocese.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

DECEMBER 5, 2011 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF ALBERT GORE, SR., UNITED STATES SENATOR

THE FEAST OF SAINT CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA, ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

THE FEAST OF SAINT SABAS, ORTHODOX MONK

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Almighty God,

you raised up faithful bishops of your church,

including your servant Saint Abraham of Carrhae.

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 December 2, 2016

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Posted December 5, 2011 by neatnik2009 in February, Saints of the 400s

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