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…

Tuesday, December 8 / November 25 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 25 / December 8. Apodosis of the Entry into the Temple (Epistle & Gospel of the Feast). Hieromartyr Clement, pope ofRome [Phil 3:20-4:3; Matt 5:14-19]. Hieromartyr Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria. St. Peter Galata of Syria. St. Clement of Ochrida.(Greek Calendar: Martyr Porphyrius the soldier and 200 with…

Monday, December 7 / November 24 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 24 / December 7. Afterfeast of the Entry into the Temple. Great-Martyr Catherine of Alexandria [Eph 6:10-17; Lk21:12-19]. Great-Martyr Mercurius of Caesarea in Cappadocia. (services combined) Martyr Mercurius of Smolensk. MartyrsAugusta the Empress, Porphyrius, and 200 soldiers at Alexandria with Great-Martyr Catherine. Virgin Mastridia of Alexandria. St.Gregory…

Sunday, December 6 / November 23 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 23 / December 6. Afterfeast of the Entry into the Temple. St. Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium. St. Gregory, Bishop ofAgrigentum [Heb 13:7-16; Matt 24:42-47]. Repose of St. Alexander Nevsky. St. Metrophanes (in schema Macarius), Bishop of Voronezh. St. Amphilocius of the Kiev Caves, Bishop of Volhynia. Martyr…

Saturday, December 5 / November 22 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 22 / December 5. Afterfeast of the Entry into the Temple. Apostles Philemon and Archippus. Martyr Apphia, wife ofPhilemon, and St. Onesimus, disciple of St. Paul. Martyrdom of St. Michael, prince of Tver. Martyrs Cecilia (canon only), Valerian,Tiburtius and Maximus at Rome. Martyr Procopius the reader at…

Friday, December 4 / November 21 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Entry of the Theotokos Saints of the Day November 21 / December 4. THE ENTRY OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS INTO THE TEMPLE [(1) Ex 40:1-5, 9, 10, 16, 34-35;(2) III Kgs 7:51; 8:1, 3-7, 9-11; (3) Ezek 43:27-44:4. Matins: Lk 1:39-49, 56. Liturgy: Heb 9:1-7; Lk 10:38-42; 11:27-28]. St.Yaropolk-Peter, prince of…

Thursday, December 3 / November 20 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day November 20 / December 3. Forefeast of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Theotokos. St. Gregory Decapolites. St.Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople [Heb 7:26-8:2; Jn 10:9-16]. Martyrs Eustace, Thespisius and Anatolius of Nicaea. MartyrDasius of Dorostorum. Martyrs Azaes the eunuch, Savonius, Thecla, Anna; Hieromartyrs Nerses and…