Saturday, February 27, 2010

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, February 26 / 14 (Church Calendar)
Commemoration of the Departed

Saints of the Day:
February 14 / 27. St. Cyril, Equal-to-the Apostles, teacher of the Slavs. St. Auxentius, monk of Bithynia. St. Isaac, recluse of theKiev Caves. St. Maron, hermit of Syria. St. Abraham, Bishop of Charres in Mesopotamia. Translation of the Relics of Martyr Michael and his counselor Theodore of Chernigov. Martyr Philemon, Bishop of Gaza. New-Martyr George of Mitylene, at Constantinople. New-Martyr Nicholas of Corinth.

Photo of the Day:

Hieromonk Paul, and Igumen Tryphon, concelebrating the Divine Liturgy.

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Quote of the Day:

..."How is it that I think and do things that I don't want or desire to think or do"?
I answered that everyone is that way, and so forth. Therefore, the more one conquers himself,
the greater the reward that he will receive there in eternity. This is the Christian's
most essential duty, and for this one needs God's help, which is received through prayer...

St. Innocent of Alaska

Scripture Readings for the Day:

Hebrews 3:12-16

12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15 while it is said:


      " Today, if you will hear His voice,
      Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."

Failure of the Wilderness Wanderers

16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses?

Mark 1:35-44

Preaching in Galilee

35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him. 37 When they found Him, they said to Him, "Everyone is looking for You."
38 But He said to them, "Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth."
39 And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.
Jesus Cleanses a Leper
40 Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, "If You are willing, You can make me clean."
41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed." 42 As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. 43 And He strictly warned him and sent him away at once, 44 and said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

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