Friday, September 10, 2010

September 10 / August 28

Saints of the Day:
St. Moses the Black of Scete. Uncovering or the relics of St. Job of Pochaev . St. Sabbas, abbot of Krypetsk. Righteous Anna the Prophetess. Righteous Hezekiah, king of Judah. Synaxis of the Saints of the Kiev Caves whoserelics repose in the Far Cave of St. Theodosius. St. Amphilochius, Bishop of Vladimir in Volhynia. St. Theodore (Theodosius inmonasticism), prince of Volhynia (same as August 11). Martyr Susanna (Shishanika) of Georgia. New-Martyrs ArchimandriteSergius and other monks of Zilantiev Monastery (1918). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Diomedes and Laurence. 33 Martyrs ofNicomedia.) Repose of Elder Philaret of Novo-Spassky Monastery (1842).

Quote of the Day:
"Do not believe brother, that inner thoughts can be controlled without the control of the body. Fear bad habits more than devils."
Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov
Photo of the Day:  
Alexander Bartov, the visiting seminarian from the Saint Petersburg Theological Institute, in Russia, in the library of Mount Angel Abbey.

Scripture Readings for the Day:
Ephesians 1:7-17

7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 910 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

Mark 8:1-10

Feeding the Four Thousand
 1 In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar.”
4 Then His disciples answered Him, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?”
5 He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?”
And they said, “Seven.”
6 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude. 7 They also had a few small fish; and having blessed them, He said to set them also before them. 8 So they ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets of leftover fragments. 9 Now those who had eaten were about four thousand. And He sent them away, 10 immediately got into the boat with His disciples, and came to the region of Dalmanutha.

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