Monday, November 2 / October 20 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!

Saints of the Day

October20 / November 2. Great-Martyr Artemis at Antioch. Martyrs Eboras and Eunous of Persia. St. Matrona of Chios. Martyr Zebinas of Caesaria in Palestine. Righteous Artemius of Verkolsk. St. Gerasimus the New, ascetic of Cephalonia. New-Martyr Ignatius of Mt. Athos. Repose of Abbot Theodosius (Popov) of Optina (1903)

Photo of the Day

This Redwood tree is wider than my van is long! (Click to enlarge.)

Quote of the Day

“The path of virtue is a path of effort and toil: “Straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it;” whereas the gate of vice is wide and the way spacious, but leading to perdition.”

St. Nectarios of Aegina

Scripture Readings for the Day

Colossians 2:13-20

13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. 18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.
20 Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations—

Luke 9:18-22

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

18 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
19 So they answered and said, “John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again.”
20 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.”

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

21 And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”

Abbot Tryphon

About Abbot Tryphon

The Very. Rev. Abbot Tryphon is Igumen of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, Washington. Situated in the heart of a beautiful forest, surrounded by the Salish Sea, the monastery is reached by ferry from either Seattle, or Tacoma, Washington.

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