April 9, 2021 - Baramouda 1, 1737

Raid of the Arabs of Upper Egypt on the Wilderness of Scetis

On this day also the Arabs of Upper Egypt rose up and attacked the desert of the great St. Macarius. They plundered what was in the churches and monasteries. The monks gathered together, prayed, and interceded with the holy fathers, and the Lord Christ drove them out. The monks were saved from their hands and they gave thanks unto God.