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Daniel in the Lions’ Den

”Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man who hopes in him.” Psalm 33: 7-8

Daniel in the Lions’ Den

ΔΑΝΙΗΛ-Пророк Даниил ( Prophète Daniel)1DA24__19449.1405402083.900.900The prophet had been informed against, that he was praying toward Jerusalem and giving thanks to his God (Dan. 6: 10). On account of the king’s irrevocable decree, they cast him into the den of lions. They brought a stone and put it on the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his ring, and with the ring of his nobles. God, however, shut the mouths of the lions, that they not molest Daniel. Then the king arose very early in the morning, and came in haste to the den of lions. When he drew near to the den, he cried with a loud voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has thy God, Whom thou servest continually, been able to deliver thee from the lion’s mouth?” Daniel said to the king, “O king, live for ever. My God has sent his angel, and stopped the lions’ mouths, and they have not hurt me: for uprightness was found in me before Him; and moreover before thee, O king, I have committed no trespass.” Then the king was very glad for him, and he commanded to bring Daniel out of the den. So Daniel was brought out of the den, and there was found no hurt upon him, because he believed in his God (Dan. 6:16-23).

Above is adapted from:
The Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church – Nov, pp 225-228, Trans. from Greek by Holy Apostles Convent, Buena Vista, Co.
Adapted from The Holy Angels by Mother Alexandra

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