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       This Monday, October 17, the Armenian Church remembers six saints, namely, Longinus the Centurion, who pierced the side of Jesus, and became a believer at the crucifixion; Joseph, the foster father of the Lord, known as the Father-of-God, who was faithful to God’s command to be the earthly spouse of the Theotokos; Joseph of Arimathea, a follower of Jesus, sometimes secretly, but was emboldened to go to Pilate and request the body of Jesus for burial; Lazarus, a close friend of the Lord, whom He raised from the dead; and Mary and Martha, sisters of Lazarus, friends of the Lord and whose home Jesus visited often.

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