The Diocesan Apostolate For Vocations and Clergy Care

For the priestly office is indeed discharged on earth, but it ranks amongst heavenly ordinances; and very naturally so: for neither man, nor angel, nor archangel, nor any     other created power, but the Paraclete Himself, instituted this vocation, and persuaded men while still abiding in the flesh to represent the ministry of angels. Wherefore the consecrated priest ought to be as pure as if he were standing in the heavens themselves   in the midst of those powers. - St. John Chrysostom -  On The Priesthood


Epistle Reading: 1 Timothy 1:8-14

Gospel Reading: Luke 19:45-48

James the Great Martyr of Persia; Nathaniel of Nitria & Pinouphrios of Egypt, the Righteous; James the Wonderworker, Bishop of Rostov; Gregory of Sinai and his disciple Gerasimos; Arsenios of Rhaxos

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