Our life is a great gift that has been given to us by God. Each and every one of us are a unique creation and are special in the eyes of God. We all have a special mission or calling in life that when discovered and lived, will bring us peace and happiness. It is not easy, however, to know what our true calling in life is because God has given us free will and does not force us to choose a particular path in life. This requires discernment, or spiritual understanding that comes to us through patience and prayer and by listening to advice from those who have travelled further on the road of life than ourselves.
We invite you to watch and listen to audio and video clips of the personal testimonies of people in all stages of life. They have agreed to share their hopes, dreams, struggles and triumphs in their personal arena. You will hear real life stories of Orthodox Christians of all ages, who have found inner peace serving God in different capacities. We pray that their experiences will help you discern what God's will is for YOUR life.
Epistle Reading: St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:26-31; 2:1-5
Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:29-34
Apodosis of the Feast of the Forerunner; Alexander, John, and Paul the New, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Phantinos the Righteous of Calabria; 16 Monk-martyrs of Thebes; 6 Martyrs of Melitene; The Synaxis of the Holy Hierarchs of Serbia; The Holy New Martyrs of Serbia