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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Idols were overthrown and demons fled - A Moment with Mary



* May 19 – Coptic Church: Feast of the entrance of the Holy Family in Egypt  * Idols were overthrown and demons fled ----- A Moment with Mary --

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May 19 – Coptic Church: Feast of the entrance of the Holy Family in Egypt 

Idols were overthrown and demons fled


Gothic toppling idol on the flight
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Church celebrates the feast of the coming of Christ in Egypt on the 24th day of Bashans (the end of May in the Catholic calendar). The Holy Family went to the land of Egypt: Mary, the Virgin Mother, held the little child Jesus in her arms, while Joseph the carpenter walked beside her. They had fled in order to escape Herod who was seeking to kill the child.

The archangel Gabriel came to Joseph in a dream and said to him: ‘‘Arise, take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, because Herod will seek the child to destroy him.’’ Joseph got up, took the child and his mother at night, went to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod.

The scholars and historians of the Church believe that the Holy Family spent about four years in Egypt. As they approached the pagan statues of Egypt, the statues collapsed in the presence of the Lord, and demons fled.

Palladius, bishop of Helenopolis, Bithynia (now Turkey), historian of the Church of the 4th century, wrote an account of this, having witnessed the overthrown idols that crumbled in the presence of Christ.

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