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Daily Orthodox Scriptures: April 20, 2024

2 Kingdoms 12, 13; Psalm 91; Proverbs 19:25·29; Luke 15:1·10

Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids: April 20, 2024

Matthew 4:18-22

Saint of the Day: St Theodore Trichinas (the Hair-shirt wearer), hermit near Constantinople (400)

He was born in Constantinople to well-off and pious parents. He became a monastic in Thrace, and subjected himself to many ascetic labors, one of which was always to dress in a hair-shirt, from which he was called "Trichinas" (meaning "hairy"). He was granted the gift of working miracles, both during his lifetime and after his repose. His relics exuded a healing myrrh.

The Path: April 19, 2024

Genesis 22:1-18 Proverbs 17:17-18:5

Daily Orthodox Scriptures: April 19, 2024

2 Kingdoms 8-11; Psalm 90; Proverbs 19:19·24; Luke 14:25·35

Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids: April 19, 2024

Matthew 4:12-17

Saint of the Day: Our Holy Father Agathangelos (1819)

"From Thrace, his worldly name being Anastasios, he was a slave to some Turks, and they compelled him to embrace Islam in Smyrna. As a penitent, he was tonsured at the monastery of Esphigmenou on the Holy Mountain. Tormented by his conscience, he desired to wash his sins in his own blood, so he went to Smyrna, where he showed a Cross and an icon of Christ's Resurrection to the Turks. He was beheaded on April 19th, 1819, at the age of nineteen. He appeared to his spiritual father, Germanos, after his death." (Prologue)

The Path: April 18, 2024

Genesis 18:20-33 Proverbs 16:17-17:17

Daily Orthodox Scriptures: April 18, 2024

2 Kingdoms 5-7; Psalm 89; Proverbs 19:13·18; Luke 14:1·24

Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids: April 18, 2024

Matthew 4:1-11