St. Frumentius

Oct 27, 2012 by

August 1, October 27,

November 30, December 18

Saint Frumentius

.Patron Saint of Ethiopia,

the Aksumite Empire

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FEAST DATES:

August 1 (Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church)

October 27 (Roman Catholic Church)

November 30 (Eastern Orthodox Churches)

December 18 (Coptic Orthodox Church)

PATRONAGE: 

Aksumite Empire

Ethiopia

Extract from Saint Frumentius:  “Frumentius was born in Tyre, Lebanon. While on a voyage in the Red Sea with St. Aedesius, possibly his brother, only Frumentius and Aedesius survived the shipwreck. Taken to the Ethiopian royal court at Aksum, they soon attained high positions. Aedesius was royal cup bearer, and Fruementius was a secretary. They introduced Christianity to that land. When Abreha and Asbeha inherited the Ethiopian throne from their father, Frumentius went to Alexandria, Egypt, to ask St. Athanasius to send a missionary to Ethiopia. He was consecrated a bishop and converted many more upon his return to Aksum. He was called Abuna or the father of Ethiopia. Frumentius and Aedesius are considered the apostles of Ethiopia.”

Extract from Saint Frumentius, Patron Saint of Ethiopia: “Called ‘Abuna’ or ‘he fa­ther’ of Ethiopia, sent to that land by St. Athanasius. Frumentius was born in Tyre, Lebanon. While on a voyage in the Red Sea with St. Aedesius, possibly his brother, only Frumentius and Aedesius survived the shipwreck. Taken to the Ethiopian royal court at Aksum, they soon attained high positions. Aedesius was royal cup bearer, and Fruementius was a secretary. They introduced Christianity to that land. When Abreha and Asbeha inherited the Ethiopian throne from their father, Frumentius went to Alexandria, Egypt, to ask St. Athanasius to send a missionary to Ethiopia. He was consecrated a bishop and converted many more upon his return to Aksum. Frumentius and Aedesius are considered the apostles of Ethiopia.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Frumentius on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Malnutrition in Ethiopia (July 2009) (Ongoing) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 20 – August 02, 2009.

Malnutrition in Ethiopia (April 2009) (Ongoing) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  April 13 – April 26, 2009.

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