David Munkres, and his chicken coop.
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With love in Christ,
Saints of the Day
Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt. Prophet Joel. Martyr Varus, and with him SixMonk-martyrs. Blessed Cleopatra and her son John, in Egypt. St. John, abbot of Rila in Bulgaria. Hieromartyr Sadoc (Sadoth),Bishop of Persia, and 128 Martyrs with him. St. Leontius the Philosopher of St. Sabbas’ Monastery. Blessed Prochorus of Pechenga. New-Martyr Priest Alexis Stavrosky (1918). (Greek Calendar: Hieromartyr Felix and Deacon Eusebius.) Commemoration of the Glorification of New-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia (1982)
Quote of the Day
“Stand at the brink of despair, and when you see that you cannot bear it anymore, draw back a little, and have a cup of tea.”
Elder Sophrony of Essex
Photo of the Day
David Munkres, of an Orthodox Boy Scout Troop, and a member of Saint Paul Orthodox Church, in Brier, WA., has completed his Eagle Scout project, building the Monastery a chicken coop! Thanks so much, David, and thanks to all your friends who help you!David Munkres, of an Orthodox Boy Scout Troop, and a member of Saint Paul Orthodox Church, in Brier, WA., has completed his Eagle Scout project, building the Monastery a chicken coop! Thanks so much, David, and thanks to all your friends who help you!
Scripture Readings for the Day
1 Thessalonians 2:20-3:8
20 For you are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians 3
Concern for Their Faith
1 Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone, 2 and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith, 3 that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. 4 For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know. 5 For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain.
Encouraged by Timothy
6 But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you— 7 therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith. 8 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ18 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
19 So they answered and said, “John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again.”
20 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.”
Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection
21 And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”