I need to accuse myself, blame myself, choose myself
I see folks’s sins, however I don’t know whether or not they have made peace with God. I don’t know if the one who has sinned regrets it, however I’m not known as to evaluate them, however solely to forgive them. As I develop into conscious of my very own sins, and start to comprehend how a lot forgiveness and mercy I would like, I’m much less prone to see the sins of others.
I need to accuse myself, blame myself, choose myself, and get my focus off the opposite particular person. The one approach I can overcome the sin of judging others, is to see solely the sins of myself. True repentance comes solely after I work alone fallen nature.
With love in Christ,
Photographs: The Salish Brotherhood of Saint John the Wonderworker gathered for a 3 day retreat. Though we had members come from Vancouver, B.C., Jap Washington, and San Diego, a glitch within the mailing failed to tell the overwhelming majority of the members about this retreat. We’re going to work on this, and ensure each member is aware of concerning the subsequent retreat.
Monday July 15, 2019 / July 2, 2019
fifth Week after Pentecost. Tone three.
The Inserting of the Honorable Gown of the Most Holy Theotokos at Blachernae (fifth c.).
St. Photius, metropolitan of Kiev (1431).
St. Juvenal, patriarch of Jerusalem (458).
“Pozai” (17th c.), “Theodotiev” (1487) and “Akhtyr” (1739) Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos.
St. Juvenal, protomartyr of America and Alaska (1796).
Proper-believing King Stephen the Nice of Moldavia (1504) (Romania).
St. Monegunde of Chartres (530) (Gaul).
New Martyr Lampros of Makri (1835) (Greek).
Uncovering of the relics (2003) of New Hieromartyr Priest Sergius Florinsky of Rakvere, Estonia (1918).
Feast of the Gown of the Most Holy Theotokos (Georgia).
St. Oudoceus, bishop of Llandaff.
St. Swithun, bishop of Winchester.
The Scripture Readings
Four For as we’ve many members in a single physique, however all of the members shouldn’t have the identical operate, 5 so we, being many, are one physique in Christ, and individually members of each other.
15 Rejoice with those that rejoice, and weep with those that weep. 16 Be of the identical thoughts towards each other. Don’t set your thoughts on excessive issues, however affiliate with the standard. Don’t be smart in your personal opinion.
17 Repay nobody evil for evil. Have regard for good issues within the sight of all males. 18 Whether it is potential, as a lot as relies on you, stay peaceably with all males. 19 Beloved, don’t avenge yourselves, however reasonably give place to wrath; for it’s written, “Vengeance is Mine, I’ll repay,” says the Lord. 20 Due to this fact
“In case your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he’s thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you’ll heap coals of fireplace on his head.”
21 Don’t be overcome by evil, however overcome evil with good.
Therapeutic on the Sabbath
9 Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue. 10 And behold, there was a person who had a withered hand. They usually requested Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—that they may accuse Him.
11 Then He stated to them, “What man is there amongst you who has one sheep, and if it falls right into a pit on the Sabbath, is not going to lay maintain of it and raise it out? 12 Of how rather more worth then is a person than a sheep? Due to this fact it’s lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then He stated to the person, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as complete as the opposite.