Saints of the Day
Martyrs Terence and Neonilla and their children Sarbelus, Photus, Theodulus, Hierax, Nitus, Bele, and Eunice. St. Stephen of St. Sabbas’ Monastery, hymnographer. Repose of St. Arsenius, Archbishop of Serbia. Great-Martyr Parasceva of Iconium. Martyrs Africanus, Terence, Maximus, Pompeius, and 37 others, of Carthage. St. John the Chozebite,monk. Hieromartyr Cyriacus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and his mother Martyr Anna. St. Firmilian, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia,and St. Malchion, presbyter. St. Febronia, daughter of Emperor Heraclius. St. Neophytus, Bishop of Urbinsk in Georgia. Repose of St. Job of Pochaev. St. Demetrius, Metropolitan of Rostov. St. Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Kiev Caves. St. Athanasius I,Patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos). Righteous Virgin Parasceva of Pirimin on the Pinega River (Archangelsk). New-MartyrPriest Michael Lektorsky (1921). (Greek Calendar: New-Martyrs Angelis, Manuel, George and Nicholas, of Crete.) Repose of Blessed Schema-hieromonk Theophilus, fool-for-Christ of the Kiev Caves (1852)
Quote of the Day
“Once one’s heart grows hard, one does not accept Christ even though one knows that one should repent, that this is one’s last chance. Pride gets in the way.”
Blessed Hieromonk Seraphim of Platina
Photo of the Day
Father Moses has completed most of his brickwork, within the monastic enclosure.
Scripture Readings for the Day
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
The Great Apostasy
1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”