Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
Saints of the Day
June 1 / 14. Martyr Justin the Philosopher and those with him at Rome: Martyrs Justin, Chariton and his wife Charita, Euelpistus, Hierax, Peon, Valerian and Justus. St. Dionysius, abbot of Glushetsk (Vologda). St. Agapitus, unmercenary physician of the Kiev Caves. St. Metrius the Farmer. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Neon. Hieromartyr Pyrrhus the virgin. Martyr Firmus of Magus. Martyr Thespesius of Cappadocia.)
Photo of the Day
Our newly installed lampada hanger, hand crafted by Alexander Karg.
Thought for the Day
“By a single infinitely powerful act of will, God in His goodness will gather all together, angels and men, the good and the evil. But, although God pervades all things absolutely, not all will participate in Him equally: they will participate in Him according to what they are.” St. Maximos the Confessor, “The Philokalia”
Scripture Readings for the Day
33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again.
Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented— 38 of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, 40 God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.
The Race of Faith
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Confess Christ Before Men
32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”
28 So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
New Schedule of Divine Services:Daily: Midnight Office-Matins-First Hour 6:30am
9th Hour-Vespers-Compline 5pm
Thursdays: Divine Liturgy 7am
Saturdays: Divine Liturgy 8am
9th Hour and Vespers 5p.m.
Sundays: Matins 8 a.m.
followed by 3rd and 6th Hours.
Divine Liturgy 10a.m.
Holy Days: Divine Liturgy 9:00am
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Monastery ahead of time.