Falling of Jericho - St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church

So the LORD was with
_______ . . .
• Previously...
• People of Jericho wondered how could these people cross the
river of Jordan while it was full of water.
• The people of Jericho knew that God’s people were coming, so
they closed the city gate.
• While Joshua was near Jericho…
• Is this man a friend or an enemy?
• “Neither”, the man answered.
• “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now
• Joshua threw himself on the ground in worship…
• And the commander of the Lord’s army said to him …
• “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where
you stand is holy.”
• “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the
mighty men of valor. (brave, courageous)
• You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall
go all around the city once.
• This you shall do six days.
• And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns
before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the
city seven times,
• and the priests shall blow the trumpets. It shall come to pass,
when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you
hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout
with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat.
And the people shall go up every man straight before him.”
• Day 1…
• Day 2…
• Day 3…
• Day 4…
• Day 5…
• Day 6…
• Day 7…
Seven Priests
• ________________
Seven trumpets of rams’ horns
• __________________
before the ark.
Seven times
• march around the city ______________
• The priests blew the trumpets.
• Joshua said to the people: “Shout, for the
LORD has given you the city!
By faith the walls of Jericho fell
down after they were encircled for
seven days
(Hebrews 11:30)
• Priest also go around inside the
• The death of Christ & His
Resurrection, the kingdom of
Satan fell down and was
destroyed and all its walls fell
• For example . . .
• During the procession...
• 3 times inside the Sanctuary around the Alter
• 3 times outside the Sanctuary
• One time inside the Sanctuary around the Alter
• During the reading, the priest goes around the Alter
• 3 times (During Pauline’s epistles)
• 1 time (After the priest returns from going around the
• 3 times (after Praxis – during the reading of Acts)
• God is always with me , I talk to Him and He hears
• So, remember the LORD all the day, ask His help in
any situation and in anything makes me afraid, and
say a prayer to God feeling that He is with me
hearing all the time and He will answer my prayers
which I pray with faith.
So the LORD was with
Joshua . . .
So the LORD was with
_________ . . .
Isaiah 43:1-2
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O ________,
And He who formed you, O ________:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you __________;
I have called you by your name ___________; You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you ________;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you __________.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned _____,
Nor shall the flame scorch you _________.
O come, let us worship, let us ask Christ our
O come, let us worship, let us entreat Christ ou
O come, let us worship, let us implore Christ
our Saviour.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of
through the intercession of St. Mary
and all Your saints,
guard us and bring us to a good
Be merciful to us, as this is Your will
Who remembers today’s
reading and synaxarium?