Saturday, December 19 / 6 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Feast of our Father Among the Saints, Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra  Saints of the Day December 6 / 19. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia [(1) Prov 10:7, 6; 3:13-16; 8:6, 32, 34, 4, 12, 14, 17,5-9; 1:23; (2) Prov 10:31-11:12; (3) Wis 4:7-15. Matins: Jn 10:9-16.…

Friday, December 18 / 5 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 5 / 18. St Sabbas the Sanctified, Martyrs of Karyes, St.Nectarius of Bitola, Sts. Karyon and Zachariah Photo of the Day Quote of the Day “What we gain by fasting is not so great as the damage done by anger; nor is the profit from spiritual reading…

Thursday, December 17 / 4 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 4 / 17. Great-Martyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana at Heliopolis in Syria [Gal 3:23-29; Mk 5:24-34]; St. John Damascene.St. John, Bishop of Polybotum. Repose of St. Gennadius, Archbishop of Novgorod. New Hieromartyr Seraphim, Bishop of thePhanar in Greece. Hieromartyrs Damascene, Bishop of Glukhov (1935) and his father…

Wednesday, December 16 / 3 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 3 / 16. Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonias). St. Sabbas, abbot of Zvenigorod, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh. St.Theodulus, eparch of Constantinople. St. John the Silent of St. Sabbas’ Monastery. Hieromartyr Theodore, Archbishop ofAlexandria. New Hieromartyr Gabriel, Bishop of Ganos. New-Martyr Angelos of Chios. St. Nicetius, Bishop of…

Tuesday, December 15 / 2 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 2 / 15. Prophet Habbakuk (Abbacum). St. Athanasius the Resurrected, recluse of the Kiev Caves, whose relics are inthe Near Caves. Saints John, Heraclemon, Andrew, and Theophilus of Egypt (also 12 June). Martyr Myrope of Chios. St. Cyril ofPhileotes in Greece. St. Jesse (Ise), Bishop of Tsilkansk…

Monday, December 14 / 1 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 1 / 14. Prophet Nahum. Martyr Ananias of Persia. Righteous Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor. St. Ioanniciusof Devich (Serbia). (Greek Calendar: St. Onesimus, Archbishop of Ephesus. Saints Ananias and Solochonus, Archbishops.Ephesus. St. Anthony the New of Chios, monk.) Photo of the Day Vashon Island’s,…

Sunday, December 13 / November 30 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 30 / December 13. Holy and All-praised Apostle Andrew the First-Called [(1) I Pet 1:1-2:6; (2) I Pet 2:21-3:9; (3) I Pet4:1-11. Matins: Matt 4:18-23. Liturgy: I Cor 4:9-16; Jn 1:35-51]. St. Frumentius, Archbishop of Abyssinia. (Greek Calendar: Bishop Alexander of Mithymna.) Photo of the Day Sheriff…

A Postscript

from the priest who found fault with me, for having placed the Holy Cross at the site of the memorial for the fallen police officers. He has blessed me to post his letter, publicly. I’m choosing to delete his name, since there is no reason to publicly name him, in my opinion. He is a dear and loving man, and…

Fwd: The Morning Offering

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 29 / December 12. Martyr Paramon and 370 Martyrs in Bithynia. Martyr Philumenus of Ancyra, and with him MartyrsValerian and Phaedrus. St. Acacius of Sinai who is mentioned in The Ladder. St. Nectarius the Obedient of the Kiev Caves. St.Dionysius, Bishop of Corinth. St. Pitirim of Egypt,…

Friday, December 11 / November 28 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 28 / December 11. Martyr Stephen the New. St. Auxentius. Martyrs Basil, Stephen, two Gregories, John, Andrew,Peter, Anna, and many others [II Tim 1:8-18; Matt 10:23-31]. Martyr Hierenarchus and Seven Women-Martyrs at Sebaste. MartyrsTimothy and Theodore, Bishops; Peter, John, Sergius, Theodore and Nicephorus, presbyters; Basil and Thomas,…

Thursday, December 10 / November 27 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 27 / December 10. Great-Martyr James the Persian [Eph 6:10-17; Jn 15:1-7]. St. Palladius of Thessalonica. St. James,Bishop and Wonderworker of Rostov. St. Romanus the Wonderworker of Cilicia. Opening of the Relics of St. Vsevolod (Gabriel) ofPskov. St. Pinuphrius of Egypt. St. Nathaniel of Nitria. St. Diodorus,…

Wednesday, December 9 / November 26 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 26 / December 9. Repose of St. Innocent, first Bishop of Irkutsk [(1) Isa 35:1-10; (2) Wis 3:1-9; (3) Wis 4:7-15]. Matins:Matt 5:14-19. Liturgy: Heb 7:26-8:2; Jn 10:9-16]. St. Alypius the Stylite of Adrianopolis. Dedication of the Church of St. George atKiev. St. James the Solitary of…