Saturday 8th August
Coptic Date: 3rd Misra, 1736
On This Day:
1. The Relocation of the Body of St. Simon (Simeon) the Stylite to the city of Antioch.
2. The Departure of Pope Abriamus (Primus), Fifth Patriarch of Alexandria.

Vespers (Raising of Incense) - is an introduction and preparation for the Liturgy, consisting of a collection of prayers of Thanksgiving and supplications, and praises which request the Lord’s blessings upon the sacramental service. It is a great opportunity to prepare for the service the following day.