The Apparition of the virgin at Keskam Mountain 1396 A.D
The apparition of the virgin at Keskam Mountain 1396 A.D
Year1396 A.D. the pope Metiaous the patriarch 87(1378-1408A.D.) performed the ordination of the bishop of Kosya city with the name of pope Ghobrial. This pope is a saint known with godliness.
After the ordination the bishop travelled to father Michaeal the chief of Meharak monastery in that time and congratulated him for the ordination and invited him to visit the monastery during the passion week where his monks waiting him there to spend the passion week with him praying continually to God.
The Pope Gohbrial accepted the invitation of father Michaeal with joy. He travelled to the monastery and arrived there on Monday of (pass - over) after celebrated Palm Sunday at his church. He went directly to a room where they kept the icon of the virgin Mary and in front of the icon there is a space for inflaming candles for the intercession of the virgin, the mother of God. That room they called it cabin, he stayed at the cabin fasting and praying.
On Maundy Thursday, father Michaeal, the chief of the monastery went to him at the cabin asking him to head the prayers and the ceremony of the Maundy Thursday at the church with the fathers the monks. The pope Gohbrial , the bishop of Kosya city apologized that he could not head the prayers but the virgin alluded to him to accept . He went with the chief of the monastery to the church to head the prayers of mass of the Maundy Thursday, during the prayers the virgin appeared again among people and all people saw her.
The same thing happened in Easter, father Michaeal, the chief of the monastery went to pope Gohbrial at the cabin asking him to head the prayers and the ceremony of the Easter at the church. The pope Gohbrial , the bishop of Kosya city went to head the prayers and during the prayers the virgin appeared again among people and all people saw her. The virgin told bishop of Kosya that she will take him with her after the mass.
After the mass the pope Gohbrial went to the cabin and closed the door, in the morning father Michaeal the chief of the monastery went to the cabin to invite pope Gohbrial for eating but found him passed away as the virgin said to him.
The fathers of the monastery preyed on his cadaver while all were crying as he was a man known with godliness and piety but he left the life. They buried him in a special graveyard in the entrance of the monastery – the blessing of this saint is with us. Amen.