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DAILY SCRIPTURE READING &
LIVES OF THE SAINTS
SAINTS AND FEASTS
Fathers of the 1st Council
The Holy Hieromartyr Eutychius, Bishop of Melitene
Nikitas, Bishop of Chalcedon
Eutechios, Bishop of Mytilene
“Only two kinds of men publicly admit to doing evil: those who repent of their deeds and are
willing to accept the consequences for having acted wrongly, and those who are comfortable with
their conduct and believe that no serious consequences will come from divulging it.”
"Rise, take up your pallet, and walk."
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O Master Who loves mankind, illuminate our hearts with the pure light of
Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our mind to understand the
teachings of Your Gospel. Instill in us also the fear of Your blessed
commandments, that we may overcome all carnal desires, entering upon a
spiritual life and understanding and acting in all things according to Your
holy will. For You are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies, O Christ
God, and to You we give glory together with Your eternal Father and Your
all-holy, gracious and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36
Prokeimenon. Mode 4.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.
IN THOSE DAYS, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might
not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if
possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos
and called to him the elders of the church. And when they came to him, he
said to them: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the
Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which
he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after my departure
fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from
among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw
away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for
three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.
And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is
able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who
are sanctified. I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves
know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were
with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help
the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'it is
more blessed to give than to receive.' " And when he had spoken thus, he
knelt down and prayed with them all.
Fathers of the 1st Council
The Gospel According to John 17:1-13
At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour
has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have
given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have
given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God,
List of Saints Called
Upon for Special
To Have a Child
St. Anna, Mother of the
St. Elizabeth, Mother of
St. Sabbas the Sanctified
St. Irene Chrysovolantou
Holy Great Martyr
St. Barbara the Great
Holy Martyr Boniface &
the Righteous Aglais
St. Nicholas: in general,
& specifically for sea
transport, auto, busses
St. Niphon, Patriarch of
Constantinople: for safety
St. Eustathius the
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accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you
glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you
before the world was made.
"I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the
world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your
word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you;
for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have
received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have
believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for
the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all
mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I
am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to
you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that
they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them
in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of
them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.
But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that
they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves."
Prayer Of Saint Basil
I thank you, Christ and Master our God, King of the ages and Creator of all
things, for all the good gifts you have given me, and especially for the
participation in your pure and life-giving mysteries. I, therefore, pray to
you, good and loving Lord: keep me under your protection and under the
shadow of your wings. Grant that to my last breath I may with a pure
conscience partake worthily of your gifts for the forgiveness of sins and for
eternal life. For you are the bread of life, the source of holiness, the giver
of all good things, and to you we give glory, with the Father and the Holy
Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Sixth Hour Prayers
O You Who on the sixth day and hour nailed to the cross the sin which
rebellious Adam committed in Paradise, Tear asunder also the bond of our
iniquities, O Christ our God, and save us.
God, Lord of hosts and Maker of all creation, who in Your great
compassion and mercy sent down Your Only-Begotten Son, our Lord
Jesus Christ, for the redemption of mankind and by His precious Cross
destroyed the record of our sins, triumphing over the source and power of
darkness: O Lord and Lover of mankind, accept also the thanksgiving and
fervent prayers of us sinners. Deliver us from every dark and harmful
transgression and from all the visible and invisible enemies that seek to
Cobbler of Georgia
Cosmas & Damian
For the Kitchen, Home
St. Euphrosynos the
St. Sergius of Radonezh:
Sts. Spyridon & Nikodim
Holy New Martyr Demas
St. Spyridon the
St. Antipas of Pergamum
St. Artemius of Verkola
St. Blaise of Sebastia
St. Xenia of St.
For Help in Studies
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to deceitful words or thoughts, but wound our souls with love for You, that
always looking to You, guided by Your light, and seeing You, the eternal
and ineffable Light, we may give You unceasing praise and thanksgiving:
to the Father without beginning, with Your Only-Begotten Son and Your
all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.
SAINT NICETAS, CONFESSOR AND BISHOP OF CHALCEDON
asceticism. Shining with virtues as the sun, he was noticed by the elders of the
Church and was elevated to the episcopal throne of Chalcedon. As a bishop, he
was especially merciful toward the less fortunate and greatly concerned himself
about orphans, widows and the poor. When the evil Leo the Armenian rose up
against icons Nicetas courageously stood up in defense of icons denouncing the
emperor and explaining the meaning of icons. Consequently, he endured great
humiliation, calumny and imprisonment. Finally, he was banished into exile for
his confession of faith and in his labors and sufferings presented himself to the
Lord to receive the wreath of glory in the kingdom of God.
THE HOLY FEMALE MARTYR HELICONIS
the reign of Gordian and Philip, she moved to Corinth where she openly
denounced all those who offered sacrifices to the idols. When Perinus the mayor
counseled her to offer a sacrifice to the idol Aesculapius, this martyr of Christ said
to him: "Hear me, I am a handmaiden of Christ and who Aesculapius is, I do not
know. Do with me what you will." For this, she was brought to trial and endured
terrible tortures. She was cast into fire and much blood poured from her body
which extinguished the fire and she remained alive. She was cast before lions but
the lions did not touch her but fawned around her. Admitted into the temple,
allegedly to offer sacrifices to the idols, she destroyed the idols, and by this,
embittered the torturer even more. Lying wounded in prison, the Lord Himself
appeared to her with the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. He healed her wounds,
comforted and strengthened her. After that she was led to the scaffold to be
beheaded. Before her beheading, Heliconis raised her arms high and prayed that
God receive her and unite her with His lambs in the heavenly enclosure. When she
completed her prayer, a voice was heard from heaven: "Come daughter, a wreath
and a throne is prepared for you!" Finally, she was beheaded and received the
wreath of glory from God to Whom, out of love, she sacrificed herself as an
innocent and pure lamb.
SAINT IGNATIUS OF ROSTOV
and compassion. When he died and as his body was being placed in church, some
of those who were present witnessed as his body rose from the coffin into the air
above the church and from the heights, he blessed the people and the town.
Afterward his body returned to his coffin. Many other miracles appeared over his
grave. He presented himself to the Lord on May 28, 1288 A.D.
The Three Hierarchs: St.
Basil the Great, St. John
Chrysostom, St. Gregory
St. Sergius of Radonezh
St. John of Kronstadt
St. Justin the Philosopher
St. Romanos the
St. Luke the Apostle and
St. John of Damascus
St. Job the Much-
Holy Forty Martyrs of
Sebastia: especially in
freezing cold weather
Holy Forty-Two Martyrs
St. Gregory the
Wonderworker of Kievo-
Holy Martyrs Florus &
Holy Archangel Michael
St. George the Great
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Heliconis, courageous martyr,
Pure of soul, most beautiful countenance,
In Corinth, the city of idols
Proclaimed the word about the only God
Corinthians, by darkness deceived,
In demonical bonds, tied
You worship all and all things
But, not the One God Most High!
God is One, the idols are many,
God is One, the devils are many.
One God is the Creator, the Omnipotent,
Of all creation, the good Provider,
He created all, He sustains all
To everything living, He gave the breath of life,
He moves everything with power and wisdom,
Caresses all with divine mercy.
He is the Lord of earth and heaven,
Him only we should worship.
Corinthians wealthy and glorious
Why, in the faith, are you such a nothing?
Only a proud man is always prepared to equate Christ with other great men. Even
though it is obvious at first glance, that great men are one thing and the Lord
Christ another, just as creation is one thing and the Creator is another. Christ is not
only great but He is the Creator and Source and Inspirer of every true greatness in
the history of mankind. Napoleon, one of the transient great men in exile and
misery on the island of St. Helena, uttered these words: "Alexander, Caesar,
Hannibal, Louis XIV, with all their genius, are nothing. They have conquered the
world and were unable to gain one friend. And behold, Christ calls and instantly
entire generations are united in a bond closer and stronger than the bond of blood.
Christ ignites the fire of love which consumes all egoism and surpasses whatever
kind of love you desire."
To contemplate the Grace of God the Holy Spirit in the Mystery [Sacrament] of
How that Grace, during marriage, lawfully sanctifies the physical bond of
How It unites, illumines and strengthens, through love, the union of two
"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cling to his wife
St. Ephraim the Syrian
St. Alexis the Man of
St. Seraphim of Sarov
St. Onouphrios the Great
St. Peter of Athos
St. George the Great
For Help in Distress,
St. Nicholas the
St. John the Almsgiver of
St. John of Kronstadt
St. Phanourios the Great
St. Menas the Great
St. David the Prophet,
Psalmist & King
The Holy Unmercenaries
SS. Cosmas & Damian of
SS. Panteleimon &
St. Julian the Martyr
St. Nectarios of Aegina
Holy Archangel Raphael
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It is God's will that the human race multiply; it is God's artful manner how the
human race is being multiplied. It is God's mystery how man leaves his father and
mother and clings to his wife. To leave your parents does not mean to abandon
your parents but rather to become parents yourself. When children become
parents, they are no longer only children, but are companions of their parents.
When wedded sons learn of the mystery and pain of childbirth, they then respect
their parents even more. The marital union can never free a man from having
respect and obedience toward his parents. The original commandment of God to
honor your parents must be fulfilled. But, according to the natural cycle of things,
a man leaves his parents and becomes a parent himself; he becomes a founder of a
new future while his parents depart, having completed their role in the world.
However, everything is not in "leaving" the parents. By a certain
incomprehensible mystery, man clings to his wife and detaches himself from his
parents. St. Theodoretus writes: "Christ Himself left his Father on high and united
Himself to the Church."
My brethren, matrimony is a great and miraculous mystery, one of the greatest
mysteries of God's plan. A pure and honorable marriage is overly replete with
sublimeless. A pure and honorable marriage, in the fear of God, is a vessel of the
Grace of the Holy Spirit. Whoever disdains marriage disdains the Spirit of God.
Whoever defiles marriage with impurity, blasphemes against the Spirit of God.
Whoever abstains from marriage for the sake of the kingdom of God must, in a
different manner, prepare himself as a vessel of the Holy Spirit and, in the spiritual
realm, make himself fruitful in order not to be cut down as the barren fig tree.
O God, Holy Spirit Almighty, assist those who are in the state of matrimony, that
in purity, fear and mutual love be as the Church of God in which You joyfully
abide and govern all things for good.
For Animals & Livestock
St. George: cattle &
St. Parthenius of
Elesippus & Melevsippus:
St. Michael of Synnada
Tryphon: also for hunters
and Patron of Moscow
SS. Cyprian & Justina
St. Theodore Sykeote
St. Mitrophan of
For Chastity & Help in
St. John the Forerunner
St. Demetrios the Great
Holy Martyr Theodore the
Holy Martyr Ignatios of
St. Joseph the All-Comely
St. Susanna [Old
St. Naum of Ochrid
St. Gerasimos of
Cephalonia: the possessed
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St. Marina the Great
St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
Saints Cosmas & Damian
St. Dositheus, Disciple of
For Guilelessness &
Holy Apostle Nathaniel
& St. Paul the Simple
* Reprinted from Orthodox
Family Life. Volume 3,
Issue 3. Spring 1998
O LORD, SAVE THY PEOPLE AND BLESS THINE INHERITANCE.
GRANT VICTORY OVER THEIR ENEMIES TO ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS,
AND PROTECT THY PEOPLE WITH THY CROSS.
Wednesday – 10:00 A.M.
Spanish Liturgy – Saturday – 6:30 P.M.
Sunday English Divine Liturgy – 10:00 A.M.
Saturday – 5:00 P.M.
Monday-Friday, 4:00-6:00 P.M.
Before Sunday Divine Liturgy
TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS – 11:30 A.M TO 1:00
Either the demons tempt us themselves or they equip those who do not fear the Lord to act
against us: themselves, when we are alone, away from others, just as they tempted the Lord in
the desert; through others, when we associate with them, as they tempted the Lord through the Pharisees.
It is for us to look to our model and beat them back on both fronts.
St. Maximus the Confessor
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That so many nations and people do not have…
We should all say…
GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS HIS GRACE BISHOP GREGORY
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WHEN DID YOU LAST
INITIATE THE HOLY MYSTERY
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW
GOD'S CHURCH, ATTEND AND
PARTICIPATE IN HIS CHURCH.
AND YOU MAY ASK!
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