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The Morning Offering
Sunday, July 11 / June 28 (Church Calendar)
Saints of the Day:
June 28 / July 11. Saints Sergius and Herman, abbots of Valaam. Translation of the Relics of the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John. St. Paul the Physician of Corinth. St. Xenophon, abbot of Robeika (Novgorod). (Greek Calendar: Martyr Pappias. Martyr Macedonius. St. Vulkian, monk, and St. Moses the Anchorite. Two children crucified for Christ. Hieromartyr Donatus of Libya. Three Martyrs of Galatia. 70 Martyrs of Scythopolis. St. Magnus, monk who reposed while praying to the Lord. Blessed Sergius the Magistrate, founder of the Monastery of the Mother of God called Nikitiatus in Nicomedia.) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Of the Three Hands.
Photo of the Day:
Birds, visiting the courtyard fountain.
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Quote of the Day:
"We must be super-conservative in preserving the Orthodox Faith, and super-modern in propagating it."
Saint Nikolai Velimerovich
Saint Nikolai Velimerovich
Scripture Readings for the Day:
Bearing Others' Burdens1 We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. 3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me."[a] 4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. 5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Glorify God Together7 Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us,[b] to the glory of God.
Two Blind Men Healed
27 When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!" 28 And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?"
They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be to you." 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See that no one knows it. " 31 But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.
A Mute Man Speaks
32 As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed. 33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, "It was never seen like this in Israel!"
34 But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons."