Saints and Feasts:
Eupsychios the Martyr
Vadim the Righteous of Persia
Rafael, Nicholas, Irene, & Olympias of Mytilene
To ponder and meditate on:
In the strength of the Holy Spirit each flower gives out its scent - sweet perfume, delicate colour, beauty of the whole universe revealed in the tiniest thing. Glory and honour to God the Giver of life, who covers the fields with their carpet of flowers, crowns the plains with harvest of gold and the blue of corn-flowers, and our souls with the joy of contemplating him. O be joyful and sing to him: Alleluia! (from an Akathist in praise of God's creation)
Today, try to spend less time in the mirror getting ready. Instead, take a moment to carefully study the icon of Christ and remember that you were created in His image.