Scripture for Orthodox Christians Orthodox Christians use the Bible in their services more than anyone, with more theological precision and understanding than anyone, and unfortunately many have a poor reading understanding of the Bible. These scriptures were presented for memorization at St Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney Texas, for the purpose of awakening in my flock a love of, understanding of, and memory of the scriptures. In English, Russian and Spanish.
Many of us have memorized the first of our series, 1 Peter 2:20. I have selected two more scriptures, which we will commence to working on soon. All Scripture will be published in English, Russian and Spanish, in a convenient "card" format. just print out the "card" on regular paper, and cut it in quarters, and you will have a card for your prayer book, dashboard, etc.
I think this is really important. I want my flock to know and love the scriptures. All the basic stories (and there are hundreds of them) should be familiar to us, and we should have scripture "written on our hearts".
Please join me in memorizing scripture weekly. For now, get 1 Peter 2:20 down pat.
I am requiring all my clergy to try to memorize these scriptures.
I plan to ask any brave souls who want to ( I will not call people out) to recite the current scripture being memorized at Trapeza. Of course, I will require this of myself.
All scripture to be memorized is archived at: http://www.orthodox.net/scripture-memory
Here is what we have so far.
- 1 Peter 2:20
- Romans 8:26
- Matthew 11:27-30
All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
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This is the entire Gospel reading for the 4th Thursday after Pentecost.