Saints of the Day
July 27 / August 9. Holy Great-martyr and Healer Panteleimon [II Tim 2:1-10; Jn 15:17-16:2]. St. Anthusa, abbess of Mantinea in Asia Minor. Blessed Nicholas Kochanov, fool-for-Christ at Novgorod. St. Ioasaph, Metropolitan of Moscow. New-Martyr Christodulus. St. Clement of Ochrida, Bishop of Greater Macedonia, and Saints Angelar, Gorazd, Nahum and Sabbas, disciples of Saints Cyril and Methodius. (Greek Calendar: The blind man who confessed Christ and was martyred with St. Pantileimon. 85 Martyrs of Thrace who were drowned. St. Manuel, monk.) Repose of Abbess Pulcheria of Viatka Nativity Convent (1890). Commemoration of the Canonization of St. Herman of Alaska (1970).
Photo of the Day
The camp fire area, in the Saint Seraphim Forest.
Quote of the Day
“…the barbarian need not appear in bearskins with a club in hand,” Instead he: …may wear a Brooks Brothers suit and carry a ball-point pen with which to write his advertising copy. In fact, even beneath the academic gown there may lurk a child of the wilderness, untutored in the high tradition of civility, who goes busily and happily about his work, a domesticated and law-abiding man, engaged in the construction of a philosophy to put an end to all philosophy, and thus put an end to the possibility of a vital consensus and to civility itself.
John Courtney Murray
“The Civilization of the Pluralist Society”
Scripture Readings for the Day
2 Corinthians 5:10-15
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one
may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has
done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord,
we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also
trust are well known in your consciences.
Be Reconciled to God
12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
John Baptizes Jesus
9 It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. 11 Then a voice came from heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Satan Tempts Jesus
12 Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness. 13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.
Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry
14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”