Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18, 2011 / June 5, 2011
Adoposis of Pentecost.

Tone seven.
Fast-free Week. Fast-free
Hieromartyr Dorotheos, bishop of Tyre (361).
New Hieromartyr Michael priest (1931).
New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1943).
Translation of the relics of the Blessed Igor-George, tonsured Gabriel, great prince of Chernigov and Kiev (1150) to Chernigov.
Blessed Constantine, metropolitan of Kiev (1159).
Repose of St. Theodore Yaroslavich (1233), brother of St. Alexander Nevsky.
Finding of the relics (1599) of Venerables Jonah (1561) and Bassian, monks, of Petroma (Solovki).
Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonides, Arius, Gorgias, Selenias, Irenaeus, and Pambo, of Egypt (305-311).
Venerable Theodore the Wonderworker, hermit of the Jordan (583).
Venerable Anubius, confessor and anchorite of Egypt (5th c.).
Venerable Abba Dorotheos of Palestine (620).
"Igor" Icon of the Mother of God (1147).
Venerable Peter, monk, of Korisha, Serbia (1275) (Serbia).
New Martyr Mark of Smyrna, who suffered in Chios (1801) (Greek).
St. Illidius (Allyre), bishop of Clermont (385) (Gaul).
Hieromartyr Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, England, archbishop of Mainz (Germany) (754) (Celtic & British).
Martyr Christopher of Rome (Greek).
Martyr Conon of Rome (Greek).
St. Dorotheus, abbot at Chiliokama on the Black Sea (11th c.).
Sts. Agapius and Nicodemus, stewards of Vatopedi (14th c.).

Words from the Abbot:

Asceticism is necessary in our struggle against the corruptions and passions of this world. Like Buddhism, Orthodox Christianity stresses the importance of watchfulness, a guarding of the heart and asceticism keeps us from living our Christianity in a mechanical and empty fashion. An ascetic-less Christianity provides no way to deal with the challenges of this life because it is incomplete.

With love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon

Photo of the Day:


I made a point of getting together with my friend Captain Pat Walsh, head of the Gang Division of the Portland Police Department. We spent Friday afternoon and evening driving in his patrol car and walking the beat in the parks and neighborhoods of his precinct.  

As many of you know, I am honored to serve as a police and fire chaplain. Without these fine men and women, our world would be a hellish place to live. May God bless them all, and may He protect them from all harm. Please honor our first responders, and pray for them!

On to Saint Martin the Merciful Parish in Corvallis, Oregon today, where I will be serving this weekend.

Scripture Readings for the Day:

Romans 1:7-12

7 To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Desire to Visit Rome
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, 10 making request if, by some means, now at last I may find a way in the will of God to come to you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established— 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

Matthew 5:42-48

42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.
Love Your Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

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1 comment:

  1. I am an Orthodox Christian and a Memphis TN Police Officer, this morning a friend of mine shared this blog with me. The picture is wonderful and was truly encouraging for me to see, thank you for sharing it with us all.