Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
Monday, July 6 / June 23 (Church Calendar)
Saints of the Day:
June 23 / July 6. Martyr Agrippina of Rome. Martyrs Eustochius, Gaius, Probus, Lollius, and Urban of Ancyra. Righteous Youth Artemius of Verkolsk. Saints Joseph, Anthony and Ioannicius, abbots of Vologda. Tr. rel St. Herman (Germanus), Archbishop of Kazan. Translation of the Relics of St. Michael of Klops Monastery, fool-for-Christ. New-Martyr Maxim, Bishop of Serphukhov (1931). New-Martyr Archbishop Metrophan of Astrakhan, and Bishop Leonty of Enotaevsa, and those with them. The Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. Repose of Schemamonk Zosimas of Solovki (1855).
Photo of the Day:
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St. John Maximovitch, "On St. Justin, Martyr"
Scripture Readings for the Day:
4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. 20 Therefore
" If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head."
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Healing on the Sabbath
9 Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue. 10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"—that they might accuse Him.
11 Then He said to them, "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath." 13 Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.