Sunday, June 6 / 24 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!

All Saints of Russia

Saints of the Day

May 24 / June 6. St. Symeon Stylites (the Younger) of Wonderful Mountain. St. Nicetas Stylites, wonderworker of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski. Martyrs Meletius Stratelates, Stephen, John, and 1,218 soldiers with women and children, including: Serapion the Egyptian, Callinicus the magician, Theodore, Faustus, the women Marciana, Susanna, and Palladia, two children, Cyriacus and Christian, and twelve tribunes, Faustus, Festus, Marcellus, Theodore, Meletius, Sergius, Marcellinus, Felix, Photinus, Theodoriscus, Mercurius, and Didymus, all of whome suffered in Galatia. St. Gregory, Archbishop of Novgorod. St. Vincent of Lerins.

Photo of the Day

A beautiful sunny afternoon at the Monastery.

Quote of the Day

Q. Why should not God in His Infinite mercy save the stubborn sinners, evildoers and atheists?

A. Because they do not want to be saved. They reject God’s call, despise Christ’s Cross, trample under foot God’s law, persecute the church, insult the priests and the faithful; in a word: they take the side of satan against God and they never repent. “They believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thess. 2:12)

Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic

Scripture Readings for the Day

Romans 2:10-16

10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law 13 (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; 14 for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, 15 who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) 16 in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

Matthew 4:18-23

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples

18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Jesus Heals a Great Multitude

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

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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