Apostle of the Day (1 Peter 3:10-22)

Who among us does not want to live their lives in prosperity, filled with good and God's blessings? Of course, we all wish to live in well-being and prosperity, instead of wickedness and suffering. God Himself invests us with the desire for good. We are approaching Theophany at which time we hear the words of the Troparion of the Forefeast: "...Rejoice, O Adam, with our first mother! Hide not yourselves as ye did before in paradise; for He that beheld you naked hath appeared, that he may clothe you in your primal raiment." This is the first clothing, which we've lost, is virtue. Having lost it, we are clothed in sinful clothing of evil and death. However, the desire for good and life, first given to us by God, remains in our soul.

Our Lady of Kazan 
Russian Orthodox Church
4820 E 6th Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
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