Saturday, July 24 / 11 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever!

Saints of the Day

July 11 / 24. Great-Martyr Euphemia the All-praised Blessed Equal-to-the-Apostles Olga, princess of Russia, in holy baptism called Helen. (services combined) Hieromartyr Cindeus of Pamphylia. St. Nicodemus of Vatopedi (Mt. Athos). New-Martyr Nicodemus of Mt. Athos. New-Martyr Nectarius of St. Annes Skete (Mt. Athos). (Greek Calendar: St. Leo, monk of Mandra. Martyr Martyrocles.) Repose of cavedweller Anastasia of St. Cornelius of Padan hermitage in Olonets (1901).

Photo of the Day

The Porter’s Cell.

Quote of the Day

“Pray simply. Do not expect to find in your heart any remarkable gift of prayer. Consider yourself unworthy of it. Then you will find peace.”
Staretz Macarius of Optina

Scripture Readings for the Day

Romans 14:6-9

6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. 7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Matthew 15:32-39

Feeding the Four Thousand

32 Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”
33 Then His disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?”
34 Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?”
And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.”
35 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude. 37 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left. 38 Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.

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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