Iconographer: Ginala Mar.
Commemorates on: September 4
The Prophet Moses was born in Egypt in the seventeenth century before Christ. While yet a babe of three months, he was placed in a basket made of papyrus and covered with pitch, and cast into the streams of the Nile for fear of Pharaohs decree to the midwives of the Hebrews, that all the male children of the Hebrews be put to death. He was taken up from the river by Pharaohs daughter, became her adopted son, and was reared and dwelt in the Kings palace for forty years. Afterward, when he was some sixty years old, he fled to Madian, where, on Mount Horeb, he saw the vision of the burning bush. Thus he was ordained by God to lead Israel and bring it out of the land of Egypt. He led Israel through the Red Sea as it were dry land and governed the people for forty years. He wrought many signs and wonders, and wrote the first five books of the Old Testament, which are called the Pentateuch.