Saints and Feasts of the day

Basil asked me for some ideas about how to write a bookmarklet to find today’s saints and feasts on the Orthodox Church in America website. I gave him a few suggestions and then wrote a bookmarklet so he could “check his work”. I simplified and improved the Saints of a Day bookmarklet after he posted about it in his blog. The major change was to make it more robust. It does some minimal input checking and makes sure that the numbers the user entered are zero padded if necessary.

I also created what may be a more helpful bookmarklet: it gets Today’s Readings (also from the OCA website). This gives you the scripture readings and hymns for the day and conveniently provides a link to the synaxarion for the day.