The Birth of Saint Mary

May, 2023

Dear Children of God! How are you? How is school? We hope you are studying well! Children, we have been reminding you how education especially Church education is very important even in our various lessons. God’s word is just not knowledge but a way of life. Therefore, you need to follow the lessons given to you at Church and here as well; ok Good!

Dear Children, for today we have prepared the story of the birth of Holy Mother Saint Mary, so be with us!

Our Holy Church celebrates, the birth of the pure Virgin Saint Mary on Genebot 1 (May 9), the Mother of God. She was born in the city of Nazareth, where her parents lived. At first, her father Joachim and her mother Anna was sad because they could not have a child. As they were people of God, they went to Church and prayed for He could give them child.

Then one day, The angel of the Lord was sent to announce Joachim, her father, while he was on the mountain praying, and said to him: “The Lord will give you offspring through whom salvation comes to the world.”

Immediately he went down the mountain believing what the Angel told him, and he told his wife Anna of what he saw and heard. She rejoiced, gave thanks to the Lord, and vowed that the child who was to be born to her would become a servant in the house of the Lord all the days of her/his life.

She conceived, and gave birth to this Saint and called her ‘Mary’ who had become the Queen of all women of the world, and through her we have received the grace. Our Holy Mother lived in her parents’ house for three years. But then, after remembering their vow, Joachim and Anna took her to the house of God and she lived there until she was fifteen years old.

Then after was given to Saint Joseph for he protects and shelter her. He was with all the way through their exodus after she gave birth to our Lord Jesus Christ and even in His crucifixion where he buried His body with Nicodimus.

Dear Children of God, our Holy Mother Saint Mary is the hope of all human race as she prays for us and beg her Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to save us from everlasting fire. So we shall always remember to have faith on her for she could help us to go to heaven where there is only love, peace and happiness.

Dear Children, we hope you have understood today’s lesson and celebrate Holy Mother Saint Mary’s birthday at Church with your family.

May her intercession be with us, and glory be to God forever, Amen!

Source: Coptic Synaxarium