Saturday, August 29, 2009

Living the evangelical life of Orthodox monasticism in witness to the salvific truth of the Gospels of Our Lord, God, and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
The Morning Offering
Saturday, August 29 / August 16 (Church Calendar)

Saints of the Day:

August 16 / 29. Afterfeast of the Dormition. Translation of the Image Not-made-by-hands of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople Martyr Diomedes the Physician of Tarsus in Cilicia. St. Cherimon (Chaeremon) of Egypt. St. Joachim, monk of Osogov. St. Gerasimos the New Ascetic of Cephalonia (Mt. Athos). New-Martyr Nicodemus of Meteora. New-Martyr Stamatios of Thessaly. New-Martyrs Priest Vladimir and his brother Boris (1931). St. Raphael of Banat (Serbia). (Greek Calendar: 33 Martyrs of Palestine. Martyr Alcibiades. St. Nilus, brother of Emperor Theodore Laskaris, who rebuilt the Monastery of the Mother of God at Eiperus. Seraphim, Dorotheus, James, Demetrius, Basil and Sarantis of Megaris.) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of St. Theodore (Feodorovskaya). Repose of Blessed Matrona Popova, disciple of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (1851).

Photo of the Day:

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Quote of the Day:

 "Faith, then, is the foundation of piety. Let me speak to you briefly of this faith, so that we may lay an indestructible foundation. Then we may build the whole building with safety. It is fitting, therefore, that those who have enlisted in this special army of the spirit believe in the God of the universe, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the cause of all things, the inexpressible, the incomprehensible, who can be explained neither by word nor understanding, who has by His kindness and goodness created all things."

St. John Chrysostom

Scripture Readings for the Day:

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Glory Only in the Lord

26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence.

Matthew 20:29-34

Two Blind Men Receive Their Sight

29 Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. 30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!"
31 Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!"
32 So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
33 They said to Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened." 34 So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.

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