Monday, November 30, 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
Monday, November 30 / 17 (Church Calendar)

Saints of the Day:

November 17 / 30. St. Gregory the Wonderworker of Neo-Caesarea St. Nicon, abbot of Radonezh, disciple of St. Sergius. St Lazarus the Iconographer of Constantinople. St. Longinus of Egypt. St. Gennadius of Vatopedi (Mt. Athos). Martyr Gobron(Michael) and 133 soldiers of Georgia. St. Maximus (Maximian), Patriarch of Constantinople (same as April 21). St. Gregory,Bishop of Tours, and with him Saints Patroclus of Bourges, Ursus and Leobatius, brother-abbots, and Nicetius of Lyons (Gaul) (Greek Calendar: St. Zachariah the Skete-dweller and St. John, monk. St. Justin, monk.)

Photo of the Day:

The enclosure of the monastery, with the monastic cells behind the fence, and the library on the right.(Click to enlarge)

Quote of the Day:

"Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest...."

C.S. Lewis
Scripture Readings for the Day:

1 Timothy 1:1-7
 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope,

2 To Timothy, a true son in the faith:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
No Other Doctrine
3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith. 5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 6 from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.

Luke 14:12-15

12 Then He also said to him who invited Him, "When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just."

The Parable of the Great Supper
15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!"

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