Martyr Zosima the Wilderness-Dweller
Commemorated Sep 19 (Oct 2 on Civil Calendar)
Let's learn something today from the slave of God Zosimas the wilderness dweller. We live in difficult times. Almost nobody tells the truth anymore, and our society is becoming infested with legally enforced and subsidized immorality and depravity. Many who identify as Christian are no different than those in the world and their love for Christ is cold. I suppose the conditions are no worse and not better than those in which Zosimas live. He chose to reject all the depravity and become holy. That is the ultimate solution for all of us.
Priest Seraphim Holland 2012 St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas
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 Psalm 115 is read in the preparation prayers for Holy Communion. It begins "I believed wherefore I spake; I was humbled exceedingly. As for me, I said in mine ecstasy: Every man is a liar. What shall I render unto the Lord for all that He hath rendered unto me? " See http://www.orthodox.net/services/order-of-preparation-for-holy-communion.rtf or