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May God be with you, not against you: Saint Andrews the Samuelite, a 20th century Coptic saint

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  • arbible
    Saint Andrews the Samuelite St. Andrews was born at Algafdon village, Alfashn, Beni Suef governorate, Egypt, in the year 1887. The name of St. Andrews was
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 20, 2002
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      Saint Andrews the Samuelite

      St. Andrews was born at Algafdon village, Alfashn, Beni Suef governorate, Egypt, in the year 1887.

      The name of St. Andrews was "Youssef Khaleel Ibrahim", and he says, according to what his parents told him, that he lost sight when he was three years old.

      When he was thirteen years old, he headed to the village "El Zawarah" where the residence of the monastery of St. Samuel is located.

      There he was well received by the church instructor, and he acquired the church rituals, chantings and hymns at the hands one of the monks named "Ibrahim El Fayoumy". He completed his learning in less than ten years!

      He was in charge of the hardest tasks to be done at the monastery, he had to raise water from the monastery well to fill a very large basin everyday manually.

      Some people saw scorpions beside him but causing no harm, they discovered a serpent sleeping on his shoulder as if they were friends.

      He stayed alone in the monastery for four months living on dry bread, and salty water. He used to bless people saying:

      "May God be with you, not against you".

      St. Andrews died at 7th February 1988, he lived about 75 years as a monk, but still performing miracles even after his departure.



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      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 22, 2002
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        --- In arbible@y..., arbible <arbible@y...> wrote:
        > Saint Andrews the Samuelite
        > St. Andrews was born at Algafdon village, Alfashn, Beni Suef
        governorate, Egypt, in the year 1887.
        > The name of St. Andrews was "Youssef Khaleel Ibrahim", and he
        says, according to what his parents told him, that he lost sight
        when he was three years old.
        > When he was thirteen years old, he headed to the village "El
        Zawarah" where the residence of the monastery of St. Samuel is
        located.
        > There he was well received by the church instructor, and he
        acquired the church rituals, chantings and hymns at the hands one of
        the monks named "Ibrahim El Fayoumy". He completed his learning in
        less than ten years!
        > He was in charge of the hardest tasks to be done at the monastery,
        he had to raise water from the monastery well to fill a very large
        basin everyday manually.
        > Some people saw scorpions beside him but causing no harm, they
        discovered a serpent sleeping on his shoulder as if they were
        friends.
        > He stayed alone in the monastery for four months living on dry
        bread, and salty water. He used to bless people saying:
        > "May God be with you, not against you".
        > St. Andrews died at 7th February 1988, he lived about 75 years as
        a monk, but still performing miracles even after his departure.
        >
        >
        >
        > ---------------------------------
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