Saints of the Day
July 28 / August 10. Holy Apostles of the Seventy and Deacons: Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas. Martyr Eustathius (Eustace) the soldeir of Ancyra. Martyr Acacius of Apamea. Martyr Julian of Dalmatia. St. Pitirim, Bishop of Tambov. St. Irene of Cappadocia. St. Paul of Xeropotamou Monastery on Mt. Athos. St. Moses, Wonderworker of the Kiev Caves. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Drosida.) Appearance of the Smolensk Hodigitria Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Of Tender Feeling-Diveyevo, before which St. Seraphim of Sarov reposed. Repose of Abbess Daria of Sezenovo (1858).
Photo of the Day:
The courtyard, after a summer rain.
Quote for the Day
“…Certainly one must know the goal of life. But is this difficult? And hasn’t it already been determined? The general situation is this: since there is life after death, then the goal of all of our present, earthly life must be, without exception, not here, but there.”
St. Theophan the Recluse
Scripture Readings for the Day
2 Corinthians 5:15-21
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.
16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Four Fishermen Called as Disciples16 And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
19 When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. 20 And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him.
Jesus Casts Out an Unclean Spirit
21 Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught. 22 And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.