Tuesday, November 24, 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 24 / 11 (Church Calendar)

Saints of the Day:

November 11 / 24. Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor at Damascus, and Vincent of Spain. St. Theodore the confessor, abbot of the Studion. Martyr Stephanida (Stephanis) of Spain. Repose of Blessed Maximus of Moscow. Repose of St. Stephen Dechani of Serbia. St. Martyrius, abbot of Zelensk (Pskov) St. Militsa, Princess of Serbia. St. Martin the Merciful, Bishop of Tours. (Greek Calendar: Blessed Euthymius ofDechani. Blessed Nestor of Serbia.)

Photo of the Day:

Abbot Tryphon, wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Please drive safely, and remember not to eat too much. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for all the Lord has given us, and letting our friends and family know they are loved and appreciated. (Click to enlarge)

Thought for  the Day:

On the Martyrdom of Father Daniil Syvoev

It is sad, but not unexpected, to hear of the death of this wonderful man of God. His love of souls caused him to reach out with the Gospel of Christ, to members of the Islamic "faith", and he's paid with his life. Yet, followers of the "Prophet" Muhammad think nothing of forcing conversions on Christians, not with debate, or evangelism, but threats of violence (we all know the suffering and persecution that takes place for Christians, in Islamic countries). Truly Christ is the Prince of Peace, and this "prophet" is the prince of war. Father Daniil knew the dangers, but chose to reach out with the salvific truth of Christ, even unto death. Holy New Martyr Daniil, pray to God for us.

 Well worth watching:



Scripture Readings for the Day:

2 Thessalonians 1:10-2:2

10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, 12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2

The Great Apostasy
 1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.

Luke 12:42-48

 42And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

 43Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

 44Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.

 45But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

 46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

 47And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

 48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

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