Tuesday, November 17, 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
Tuesday, November 17 / 4 (Church Calendar)

Saints of the Day:

November 4 / 17. St. Ioannicius the Great. Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra, and Hermas,presbyter. Blessed Simon of Yurievits. St. Nicander, abbot of Gorodensk (Novgorod). St. Mercurius, faster of the Kiev Caves. St Paul, Metropolitan of Tobolsk. St. Sylvia, mother of St. Gregory the Dialogist. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Porphyrius the Mime of Caesarea. St. John Vataxis the Merciful, emperor.) Repose of Schemamonk Mark of Sarov Monastery (1817)

Photo of the Day:


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Quote of the Day:

"The stomach that has been fed with all kinds of food begets the seeds of lasciviousness, and the mind that is suffocated and weighed down by food cannot be guided by the governance of discretion."

St. John Cassian

Scripture Readings for the Day:

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

9 For what thanks can we render to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sake before our God, 10 night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?

Prayer for the Church
11 Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. 12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, 13 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

Luke 11:34-41

34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. 35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light."

Woe to the Pharisees and Lawyers
37 And as He spoke, a certain Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. So He went in and sat down to eat. 38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed before dinner.
39 Then the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness. 40 Foolish ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.

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