(I am forced to sent this out early, and incomplete, since I’m leaving for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, to spend the night ministering to the family, and the police officers, who are keeping vigil for the police officer who was ambushed, and who is fighting for his life. Please pray for all concerned.)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Thursday, December 24 / 11 (Church Calendar) Saints of the Day Saint Daniel the Stylite, Photo of the Day The Holy Virgin of the Burning Bush Thought for the Day Many years ago, while still a college student, I was riding on a city bus in San Francisco, California. Above the seat…

Your prayers are needed

Many of you have heard the reports that two more police officers have been shot this week, again in Pierce County, Washington. This, following the funeral of the four Lakewood Police Department officers, murdered, in cold blood, in an area coffee shop. That shooting happened about a week following the assassination of a Seattle police officer, shot point blank range,…

Wednesday, December 23 / 10 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 10 / 23. Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes and Eugraphus of Alexandria [Eph 6:10-17; Lk 21:12-19]. St. Ioasaph, Bishop ofBelgorod (also 4 September). Martyr Gemellus of Paphlagonia. St. Thomas of Bithynia. Blessed John, king of Serbia, and hisparents Stephen and Angelina Brancovich. (Greek Calendar: Hieromartyr Theotecnus. Martyr Marianus. Martyr…

Tuesday, December 22 / 9 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 9 / 22. The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos [Gal 4:22-31; Lk 8:16-21]. Prophetess Anna (Hannah),mother of Prophet Samuel. St. Stephen the New Light of Constantinople. St. Sophronius, Archbishop of Cyprus. (Greek Calendar:Martyr Sositheus. Martyr Narses of Persia. Martyr Isaac.) Icon of the…

Monday, December 21 / 8 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 8 / 21. St. Patapius of Thebes. Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus, Epaphroditus,Caesar and Onesiphorus. Holy 362 Martyrs of Africa, martyred by the Arians, and Martyr Anthusa, at Rome. St. Cyril, abbot of Chelmogorsk. New-Martyr Priest John (Kochurov) of Chicago. Photo of the…

Sunday, December 20 / 7 (Church Calendar)

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory to Him forever! Saints of the Day December 7 / 20. St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. St. Anthony, abbot of Siya Monastery (Novgorod). St. Nilus, monk of StolbenskLake. St. Paul the Obedient. St. John, faster of St. Sabbas’ Monastery. St. John, faster of the Kiev Caves. Martyr Athenodorus ofMesopotamia. St. Gregory the Silent of Mt.…

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,…