Daybreak for December 4, 2021

  • Saturday of the First Week of Advent
  • Optional Memoral of St. John Damascene, 676-749; followed his father in a government position under the Arabs; resigned, and went to the monastery of St. Sabas; known for his writings against the iconoclasts, for his treatise, “Exposition of the Orthodox Faith,” and as a poet
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/4/21
  • Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5-8