Monday, May 18, 2009

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
The Morning Offering
Monday, May 18 / May 5 (Church Calendar)
The Anniversary of the Enthronement of
His Eminence Hilarion, Chief Hierarch of
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russian.
Many Years, dear Vladyka!

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Saints of the Day:

May 5 / 18. Great-Martyr Irene of Thessalonica. Martyrs Neophytus, Gaius and Caianus. St. Micah, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh. St. Adrian, abbot of Monza Monastery. Opening of the Relics of St. James, abbot of Zheleznoborov. (Greek Calendar: St. Euthymius, Bishop of Maditos in Thrace, the wonderworker.)

Photo of the Day:

The chicken coop work continues.

Quote of the Day:

"Whatever a man loves, he desires at all costs to be near to continuously and uninterruptedly, and he turns himself away from everything that hinders him from being in contact and dwelling with the object of his love. It is clear therefore that he who loves God also desires always to be with Him and to converse with Him. This comes to pass in us through pure prayer. Accordingly, let us apply ourselves to prayer with all our power..."

St. Theodoros the Great Ascetic

Video of the Day:

Muslim clerics converting to Christ!

Monastery's Website:

Scripture Readings for the Day:

Acts 12:12-17

12 So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying. 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter stood before the gate. 15 But they said to her, "You are beside yourself!" Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, "It is his angel."
16 Now Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. 17 But motioning to them with his hand to keep silent, he declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, "Go, tell these things to James and to the brethren." And he departed and went to another place.

John 8:42-51

42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."

Before Abraham Was, I AM
48 Then the Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?"
49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. 50 And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. 51 Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."

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