Daybreak for December 4, 2023

  • Monday of the First Week of Advent
  • Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene, 676-749; famous for his writings against the iconoclasts, who opposed the veneration of images; for his treatise, Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, a summary of the Greek Fathers, of which he became the last; and he is known as a poet, one of the two greatest of the Eastern Church
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/4/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 8:5-11