Sunday, December 6, 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
Sunday, December 6 / November 23 (Church Calendar)
Saints of the Day:

November 23 / December 6. Afterfeast of the Entry into the Temple. St. Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium. St. Gregory, Bishop ofAgrigentum [Heb 13:7-16; Matt 24:42-47]. Repose of St. Alexander Nevsky. St. Metrophanes (in schema Macarius), Bishop of Voronezh. St. Amphilocius of the Kiev Caves, Bishop of Volhynia. Martyr Sisinius, Bishop of Cyzicus. Martyr Theodore of Antioch.St. Ischyrion, Bishop of in Egypt and hermit of Scete. (Greek Calendar: St. Helenus of Tarsus, Bishop)

Photo of the Day:

Our monastery's, Way of a Pilgrim Bookstore. 

(Click on photo to enlarge.)

Quote of the Day:

"Whoever does not voluntarily withdraw himself from the causes of the passions is involuntarily drawn away by sin."

St. Isaac the Syrian

Scripture Readings for the Day:

Ephesians 5:9-19

9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says:

      " Awake, you who sleep,
      Arise from the dead,
      And Christ will give you light."

Walk in Wisdom
15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

Luke 12:16-21

16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?' 18 So he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry."' 20 But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?'
21 "So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

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