Saints of the Day
Afterfeast of the Dormition. Translation of the Image Not-made-by-hands of our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople Martyr Diomedes the Physician of Tarsus in Cilicia. St. Cherimon (Chaeremon) of Egypt. St. Joachim, monk of Osogov. St. Gerasimos the New Ascetic of Cephalonia (Mt. Athos). New-Martyr Nicodemus of Meteora. New-Martyr Stamatios of Thessaly. New-Martyrs Priest Vladimir and his brother Boris (1931). St. Raphael of Banat (Serbia). (Greek Calendar: 33 Martyrs of Palestine. Martyr Alcibiades. St. Nilus, brother of Emperor Theodore Laskaris, who rebuilt the Monastery of the Mother of God at Eiperus. Seraphim, Dorotheus, James, Demetrius, Basil and Sarantis of Megaris.) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of St. Theodore (Feodorovskaya). Repose of Blessed Matrona Popova, disciple of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (1851).
Quote of the Day
“Reproof ought to produce in us the godly sorrow, which worketh repentance to salvation, and not the sorrow of self love.”
Saint John of Kronstadt
“My Life in Christ”
Photo of the Day
View from the Monastery’s gardens.
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Scripture Readings for the Day
2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4
21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, 22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
23 Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth. 24 Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.
2 Corinthians 2
1 But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow. 2 For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me?
Forgive the Offender
3 And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all. 4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you.
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’ 5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”