Friday, July 30 / 17 (Church Calendar)
Saints of the Day:
July 17 / 30. Great-Martyr Marina (Margaret) of Antioch in Pisidia. Translation of the Relics of St. Lazarus, monk of Mt. Galerius near Ephesus. St. Irenarchus, abbot of Solovki. St. Leonides Leonid), abbot of Ustnedumsk (Vologda). New-Martyrs Priests Ismael and Michael (Rozhdestvensky). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Speratus and Veronica. St. Euphrasius of Iconopolis, Bishop).
Photo of the Day:
The old trailer, which housed the monks for so many years, is now being removed, piece by piece, and sold for scrap metal.
Quote of the Day:
"You have made us for Yourself and our hearts are forever restless till we find our rest in You."
Scripture Readings for the Day:
2 Corinthians 1:12-20
Paul's Sincerity12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you. 13 For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end 14 (as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Sparing the Church15 And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit— 16 to pass by way of you to Macedonia, to come again from Macedonia to you, and be helped by you on my way to Judea. 17 Therefore, when I was planning this, did I do it lightly? Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes, Yes, and No, No? 18 But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. 20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
The Sadducees: What About the Resurrection?23 The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, 24 saying: "Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother. 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh. 27 Last of all the woman died also. 28 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her."
29 Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." 33 And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.