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Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids: June 24, 2022

Mark 6:53-56

Daily Orthodox Scriptures: June 24, 2022

Nehemiah 9-11; Psalms 143; Proverbs 30:26·30 Acts 7:1·21

The Path: June 24, 2022

Romans 5:17-6:2 Matthew 9:14-17

Watchful Eating: In Due Season

In this episode, Fr. David discusses the difference between faithful and faithless servants

Saint of the Day: Nativity of St John the Baptist

The wonderful story of the Forerunner's conception and birth is told in the first chapter of the Gospel according to Luke. Together with the Most Holy Theotokos and Christ Himself, both his conception and his birth are commemorated as Feasts of the Church. His name, Johanan in Hebrew, means "The Lord is Gracious."   The Prologue adds: "The news of the angel's appearing to Zacharias, of his dumbness and of the loosening of his tongue at the exact moment that he wrote 'John', was carried throughout all Israel, coming to Herod's ears. So, when he sent men to kill all the infants around Bethlehem, he sent men off to Zacharias' family house in the hills, to slay John also. But Elisabeth hid the child in good time. The king was enraged at this, and sent an executioner to the Temple to kill Zacharias (for it was then his turn to serve in the Temple again). Zacharias was killed between the court and the Temple, and his blood clotted and solidified on the paving slabs, and remained as an enduring witness against Herod. Elisabeth hid herself and the child in a cave, where she soon died. The young John remained in the wilderness alone, in the care of God and His angels." See September 5.

Daily Orthodox Scriptures for Kids: June 23, 2022

Mark 6:45-52

Daily Orthodox Scriptures: June 23, 2022

Nehemiah 7:4-8:18; Psalms 142; Proverbs 30:22·25 Acts 6

The Path: June 23, 2022

Romans 5:10-16 Matthew 8:23-27

Watchful Eating: Be Concerned for Your Salvation

In this episode, Fr. David discusses ways we can examine ourselves in order to cultivate humility

Saint of the Day: Martyr Agrippina of Rome (3rd c.)

She lived in virginity in Rome during the reign of Valerian (253-260) — as the Prologue says, 'expelling the stench of the passions from her heart with the sweet-smelling perfume of purity and chastity.' She voluntarily presented herself to the pagans and announced herself to be a Christian, for which she was tortured to death. Her friends Vassa, Paula and Agathonica took her relics to Sicily for burial. A church was built there in her name, and many miracles were worked there.