Friday, September 30, 2011

 The Worldwide Hatred of Christianity

Antichristianism (as in antisemitism), an ideology directly opposed to Christ and Christianity.  Let's not use polite and politically correct jargon that conceals the truth.  The days of the antichrist are approaching.  This is hatred, oppression and persecution (not fear) of Christianity and Christians, harbingers of far worse things to come.  Let the full truth be known!

On a similar note, specifically relating to Islam, from the Greek version of The [Daily] Remembrances:  'Let our nation speedily overcome the abominations and blasphemies of the Hagarenes, and submit them to our civil authorities; establish Orthodoxy and raise up the race of Christians, and send down upon us they rich mercy.'

Also, the theotokion of the 9th ode of the canon for St. Cyriacus (commemorated on 29 September):  'Bend thy bow and proceed prosperously and be King, O Son of the Mother of God, and by the intercession of her that conceived Thee without knowing a man subject unto our Christ-loving king the Ishmaelite people that warreth against us, we pray, since Thou are God and the Friend of man.'

Pray for our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering around the world. The days of the martyrs is not a time of the distant past, but is upon us.

Love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon

Friday September 30, 2011 / September 17, 2011

16th Week after Pentecost.
Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)
Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
Martyrs Sophia and her three daughters: Faith (Vera), Hope (Nadezhda), and Love (Lyubov), at Rome (137).
New Hieromartyrs Paul, Theodosius, Nicodemus and Seraphim (1918).

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, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 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.
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.
The Morning Offering - Ancient Faith Radio

1 comment:

  1. Abbot Tryphon,

    My wife discovered your blog and it has quickly become a part of our morning routine, it's the first thing I look for in the morning when I log on onto my computer.

    I especially like the format of photos of the monastery, Saints and readings of the day and then your Ancient Faith Radio podcast, what a blessed way to start each day.

    Thank you.