The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!
Saint Sergius of Radonezh, Holy New Martyrs Elizabeth and Barbara
Saints of the Day
July 5 / 18. St. Athanasius of Mt. Athos and his six disciples Uncovering of the Relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh St. Lampadus, monk of Hirenopolis. Martyr Anna at Rome. Martyr Cyrilla of Cyrene in Libya, widow. Saints Athanasius and Theodosius of Cherepovetsk, disciples of St. Sergius of Radonezh. New-Martyr Cyprian of Koutloumousiou monastery on Mt. Athos. Greek Calendar: Synaxis of 23 Saints of Lesbos.)
Photo of the Day
Interior of our temple, taken early in the morning.
Quote of the Day
“Victory over the passions happens through the power of God. Our feeble powers are not capable of this. We must recognize this and thereby attract the mercy and help of God to ourselves through humility.”
Scripture Readings for the Day
Israel’s Rejection of Christ
1 I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, 2 that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, 4 who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; 5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.
A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed
18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” 19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.
20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. 21 For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” 22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.
23 When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, 24 He said to them, “Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. 25 But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. 26 And the report of this went out into all that land.