Friday, June 25 / 12 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!

Saints of the Day

June 12 / 25. Saints Onuphrius the Great, and Peter of Mt. Athos. St. Arsenius, abbot of Konevits. Saints John, Andrew, Heraclemon, and Theophilus, hermits of Egypt (also 2 December). St. John the Soldier of Egypt. St. Onuphrius, abbot of Malsk (Pskov). Saints Onuphrius and Auxentius, monks of Vologda. St. Stephen of Komel, abbot of Ozersk Monastery (Vologda). New-Martyr Bishop Onuphrius (1938) and his cosufferers Hieromartyrs Anthony, Barsanuphius and Joseph (1937). (Greek Calendar: St. Julian of Dagaz. St. Zeno, monk.)

Photo of the Day

On June 23, the commemoration day of St. Ioann of Tobolsk, the Russian President’s wife Svetlana Medvedeva, who accompanied her husband on his first official visit to California, visited the Cathedral of The Holy Virgin,  Joy to All Who Sorrow, in San Francisco. Photographed with Mrs. Medvedeva, is our beloved Archbishop Kyrill.

Quote of the Day

“Not only the soul, but also a man’s body is sanctified and communes with God by partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, through which he is united with the entire Holy Trinity. Through Divine grace, with the participation of his own will and effort, man becomes a new creature, a participant in the eternal Kingdom of God.”   St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Scripture Readings for the Day

Romans 16:1-16

Sister Phoebe Commended

1 I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, 2 that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also.

Greeting Roman Saints

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. 5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house.
Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. 6 Greet Mary, who labored much for us. 7 Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
8 Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. 9 Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved. 10 Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. 11 Greet Herodion, my countryman. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.
12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord. 13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. 14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them. 15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.

Matthew 13:4-9

4 And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

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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