Friday, October 29, 2010

The Entrance to the Monastery, on an Autumn Day
October 29/16

Saints of the Day:
Martyr Longinus the Centurion who stood at the Cross of the Lord [II Tim 2:1-10; Matt 27:33-54]. St. Malus the hermit. St. Eupraxia, abbess, before tonsure Princess Euphrosyne of Pskov. St. Longinus the gate-keeper of the Kiev Caves. St. Gall, Enlightener of Switzerland. (Greek Calendar: St. Sabinus, monk.)

Quote of the Day:
"Upon coming to America, to take charge of the Moscow Patriarchal parishes, I immediately felt a spirit of individualism cultivated in the secular American society, which, penetrating the milieu of Orthodox believers, made a sad dividing impact. I hope that the work of the Bishops’ Assembly of North and Central America will help overcome and prevent such developments."
Archbishop Justinian

Photo of the Day:

The entrance to the Monastery, on an autumn day.

Scripture Readings for the Day:

1 Thessalonians 2:14-19
14 For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did15 who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God and are contrary to all men, 16 forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost. from the Judeans,
Longing to See Them
17 But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire. 18 Therefore we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us. 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?

Luke 9:12-18

12 When the day began to wear away, the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.”
But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.”
And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.” 14 For there were about five thousand men.
Then He said to His disciples, “Make them sit down in groups of fifty.” 15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them.
Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ
18 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”

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