Elijah is Touched by an Angel

Behold, an angel touched him. 1 Kings xix. 5.      IN all probability the angels often touch us when danger is near,   threatening our health and life, or when foul fiends step up to us with   hideous temptation. They find us out, especially when, like Elijah, we   are alone and depressed; when nervous depression has crept …

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June 11th the Apostle Bartholomew’s Celebration

mosaic of St Barts, Lowell MassachusettsBartholomew the Holy ApostleReading from the Synaxarion:Saint Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles, and had Galilee as his homeland; this is all that is known of him for certain according to the history of the Gospels. Concerning his apostolic work, certain say that he preached in Arabia and Persia, …

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Poetry: Emily Dickinson In a library

   X.   IN A LIBRARY.A precious, mouldering pleasure ‘t isTo meet an antique book,In just the dress his century wore;A privilege, I think,His venerable hand to take,And warming in our own,A passage back, or two, to makeTo times when he was young.His quaint opinions to inspect,His knowledge to unfoldOn what concerns our mutual mind,

June 11th St Barnabas’s Commenoration

Barnabas the Holy ApostleReading from the Synaxarion:Saint Barnabas, one of the Seventy, was from Salamis Cyprus, a Levite, meaning that he was the rabbinic tribe, and he also was a fellow disciple with the Apostle Paul under Gamaliel, the leading rabbi of the Sanhedrin. (Gamaliel is also a convert to Christianity but prior to that …

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