September 1-7, 2014
Mark 3:13-19 - And [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and called to him those whom he desired; and they came to him. And he appointed twelve, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach and have authority to cast out demons: Simon whom he surnamed Peter; James the son of Zeb'edee and John the brother of James, whom he surnamed Bo-aner'ges, that is, sons of thunder; Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. (RSV - Gospel for Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week)
You are called to serve! - The Lord calls each of us to serve Him according to His divine will. He calls some to preach, some to heal, and others to cast out demons. You and I may or may not have these specific callings but we are called. The only way to discern that call is to spend time in His presence.
- August 15th - Dormition of the Mother of God - "Mary: Christ's First and Greatest Disciple"
- August 29th - Beheading of St. John the Baptist - "Pointing to the Lamb"
- September 8th - Nativity of the Mother of God - "Mary: Hope of All Creation"
The Icon is Saint Simeon the Stylite (September 1st).