Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
Saints of the Day
May 17 / 30. Apostle Andronicus of the Seventy and his fellow laborer Junia. St. Stephen, Archbishop of Constantinople. Martyrs Solochon, Pamphamer, and Pamphalon at Chalcedon. Translation of the Relics of St. Adrian, abbot of Ondrusov. Saints Nectarius and Theophanes of Meteora. St. Euphrosyne (princess Eudocia) of Moscow. (Greek Calendar: St. Athanasius the New, wonderworker of Christianopolis.) Repose of Righteous Priest Jonah of Odessa (1924).
Photo of the Day
Our beautiful Rhododendron, like a giant bouquet of flowers set before our temple.
Thought for the Day
“You also cannot as yet refute thoughts – it is enough for you if you endure patiently and call upon Jesus. But if you do not see any sins in yourself, you are found in line with the Devil: he does not see his sins either, and since he never repents or blames himself, he thinks that God shows favoritism towards man because He loves them – but it is for this reason that God loves man, because he repents and humbles himself. So repent of everything and humble yourself, and God will save you!”
St. Anatoly of Optina
Scripture Readings for the Day
Ministering at Troas
7 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upper room where they were gathered together. 9 And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 10 But Paul went down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not trouble yourselves, for his life is in him.” 11 Now when he had come up, had broken bread and eaten, and talked a long while, even till daybreak, he departed. 12 And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
The Answered Prayer
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
Jesus Promises Another Helper
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
Indwelling of the Father and the Son
19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”