Saints of the Day
Holy and Glorious Great-martyr Demetrius the myrrh-gusher of Thessalonica. Commemoration of theGreat Earthquake at Constantinople in 740 A.D. St. Athanasius of Medikion Monastery. Martyr Ioasaph, monk of Mt. Athos,disciple of St. Niphon of Constantinople. St. Demetrius of Barsabov in Bulgaria. St. Theophilus of the Kiev Caves, Bishop ofNovgorod. St. Anthony, Bishop of Vologda. (Greek Calendar Martyrs Artemidorus and Basil. Martyr Leptina. Martyr Glycon.)Repose of Ignatius the Bulgarian of Mt. Athos (1927)
Quote of the Day
“Eventually your intellect, at a loss where to turn, is overwhelmed by dejection and laziness and forfeits all its spiritual progress. Then in deep humility it sets out once more on the path of salvation. Labouring much in prayer and all-night vigils, it uproots the causes of evil within itself through humility and confession before God and our neighbour. In this way it begins to regain the state of watchfulness and, illumined with divine grace and understanding of the Gospels, it perceives that no one can become a true Christian unless he gives himself up completely to the cross in a spirit of humility and self-denial, and makes himself lower than all, letting himself be trampled underfoot, insulted, despised, wronged, ridiculed and mocked; and all this he must endure joyfully for the Lord’s sake, not claiming for himself in return any human advantages: glory, honour or praise, or the pleasures of food, drink or clothes.”
Saint Mark the Ascetic
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Glory to God for His loving kindness. Our Pastoral Conference was a great blessing for all. We priests were able to spend time in fellowship together, in the company of our bishops, and concelebrate the Patronal Feast of the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, Joy of All Who Sorrow. I am so grateful to God that I serve in a traditional Orthodox jurisdiction, and am supported, as a monk, and abbot, by traditional, pious bishops.
Scripture Readings for the Day
2 Thessalonians 1:1-10
1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
4So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
5Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
6Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
7And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
10When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
22All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
23And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
24For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.