Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Tuesday
July 5, 2011 / June 22, 2011
4th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Apostles' Fast. Fish Allowed
Hieromartyr Eusebius, bishop of Samosata (380).
New Hieromartyr Gennadius priest (1918).
New Hieromartyrs Theodore and Gabriel (1938).
New Hieromartyr Michael Stephanovsky.
Martyrs Zeno and his servant Zenas of Philadelphia (304).
Martyrs Galacteon, Juliana, and Saturninus of Constantinople.
St. Gregory metropolitan of Valasha (1834) (Romania).
St. Alban, protomartyr of Britain (305) (Celtic & British).
Martyr Pompian (Greek).
1,480 martyrs of Samaria in Palestine (615).

Words from the Abbot:

 

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Photos of the Day:

 

 



In the first photo is Robert Fouty MD, our benefactor and friend, standing before the beautiful hand made fir doors he donated for the beautification of the temple. We formally blessed the doors following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday. (click on the photos to enlarge)







Scripture Readings for the Day:

Romans 10:11-11:2

 

11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
Israel Rejects the Gospel
14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:


      “ How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
      Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “LORD, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
18 But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed:


      “ Their sound has gone out to all the earth,
      And their words to the ends of the world.”

19 But I say, did Israel not know? First Moses says:


      “ I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation,
      I will move you to anger by a foolish nation.”
20 But Isaiah is very bold and says:

      “ I was found by those who did not seek Me;
      I was made manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”
21 But to Israel he says:

      “ All day long I have stretched out My hands
       To a disobedient and contrary people.”

Romans 11

 

Israel’s Rejection Not Total
 1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, 3 “LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”?

Matthew 11:16-20

 

16 “But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions, 17 and saying:


      ‘ We played the flute for you,
And you did not dance;
      We mourned to you,
And you did not lament.’
 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children.”
Woe to the Impenitent Cities
20 Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent:

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