Saints of the Day
August 14 / 27. Forefeast of the Dormition. Prophet Micah. Translation of the Relics of St. Theodosius of the Kiev Caves. Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea. St. Arcadius, monk of Novotorzhk. Martyr Ursicius at Nicomedia. New-Martyr Simeon of Trebizond. Greek Calendar: Martyr Luke the Soldier.) Commemoration of the disciples of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk: Monks Theophanes, Aaron, Nicander, Cosmas and Metrophanes.
Photo of the Day
The monastic community at prayer.
Quote of the Day
“A man given to arguing becomes for himself a double-edged sword; he destroys his soul, without knowing it, and renders it alien to eternal life.”
St. Simeon the New Theologian
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Scripture Readings for the Day
6 But from those who seemed to be something—whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man—for those who seemed to be something7 But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel for the uncircumcised had been committed to me, as the gospel for the circumcised was to Peter 89 and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do. added nothing to me. (for He who worked effectively in Peter for the apostleship to the circumcised also worked effectively in me toward the Gentiles),
Mark 5:22-24, 35-6:1
22 And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet 23 and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.” 24 So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him.
35 While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”
36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” 37 And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. 38 Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly. 39 When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.”
40 And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying. 4142 Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement. 43 But He commanded them strictly that no one should know it, and said that something should be given her to eat. Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
1 Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him.