Friday, April 24 / April 11 (Church Calendar)
Commemoration of the Life-giving Spring
Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
Photo of the Day:
Our monastery’s icon of the Holy Resurrection, painted by a nun in Bulgaria.
Saints of the Day
April 11 / 24. Hieromartyr Antipas, Bishop of Pergamus, disciple of St. John the Theologian. St. Pharmuthius, anchorite of Egypt. Martyrs Processus and Martinian of Rome. St. John, disciple of St. Gregory of the Decapolis. St. James, abbot of Zhelaznoborov, and his fellow ascetic St. James. Saints Euthymius and Chariton, abbots of Syanzhemsk (Vologda). St Barsanuphius, Bishop of Tver. St. Callinicus of Cernica, Bishop of Rimnicului in Rumania. Appearance of the Most Holy Theotokos at Pochaev (the Footprint).
Video of the Day: The call to prayer in an Orthodox monastery:
Scripture Readings for the Day
A Lame Man Healed
1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.
12 After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; and they did not stay there many days.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
13 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. 15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” 17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”
18 So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?”
19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
20 Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”
21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body. 22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.