Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
Monday, August 24 / August 11 (Church Calendar)
Saints of the Day:
August 11 / 24. Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Euplus of Catania. Virgin Martyr Susanna and those with her: Martyrs Gaius, pope of Rome; presbyter Gabinus his brother and father of Susanna; Maximus, Claudius, and his wife Praepedigna, with their sons Alexander and Cutias. Martyrs Basil and Theodore of the Kiev Caves. St. Theodosius (Prince Theodore of Ostrog) of the Kiev Caves. St. Passarion of Palestine. St. Niphon, Patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Neophytus, Zeno, Gaius, Mark, Macarius, and Gaianus. Commemoration of the Miracle of St. Spyridon on Kerkyra (Corfu) with the Hagarenes.)
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Quote of the Day:
St. John of Damaskos
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.
Be Reconciled to God12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
John Baptizes Jesus
9 It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. 11 Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."