Saints and Feasts: Alexios the Man of God; Saint Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland; Marinos the Martyr; Theocteristos the Confessor
OLD TESTAMENT READING 1: Isaiah 41:4-14
OLD TESTAMENT READING 2: Genesis 17:1-9
OLD TESTAMENT READING 3: Proverbs 15:20-16:9
To ponder and mediate on: Let us charge into the good fight with joy and love without being afraid of our enemies. For the cunning creatures have observed that we are scared. So let us take up arms against them courageously. No one will fight with a determined fighter (St. John Climacus).
Challenge: Abstain from food from after lunch. Go to the Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts at your Church and receive Holy Communion. Listen for the above prayer.