The 42 Martyrs of Ammorium in Phrygia, including Constantine, Aetius, Theophilus, Theodore, Melissenus, Callistus, Basoes, and others (ca. 845). St. Job ( Joshua in schema) of Anzersk Island (Solovki) (1720).
Monk-martyrs Conon and his son Conon, of Iconium (270-275). The uncovering of the Precious Cross and the Precious Nails by Empress St. Helen (326). St. Arcadius, monk, of Cyprus (4th c.) and his disciples Julian and Bulius.
Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos: “Chenstokhov” (Poland) (1st c.) and “Blessed Heaven” (Moscow) (14th c.).
Martyrs Cyriacus and 12 companions, who suffered under Diocletian in Augsburg (ca. 304) St. Fridolin, abbot, enlightener of the Upper Rhine (5th c.-6th c.).
Repose of Helen Kontzevitch, Church writer (1989).
Saturday. [Heb. 1:1–12; Mark 2:23–3:5]
We have approached the chalice of the Lord,
we have been at the Supper of the Lord. Glory to Thee, O
God! Glory to Thee, O God! Glory to Thee, O God! Now is
the great day of the Lord! The most glorious celebration
in heaven! There is no city, nor village, nor house, where
there are no people receiving Holy Communion. Across the
breadth of Russia, throughout the south and east, so many
people clothed in the white garments of justification have
tasted of the Divine life, and have most sincerely united
themselves with the Lord! The Lord’s Body has been
renewed—the Body of the Church, and has been clothed
in the glory belonging to it, hidden from the eyes of man,
but visible to the eyes of angels. The angels worshipped
the First-born when He was brought to the world in His
power; now they have worshipped Him because the world has
been brought again to Him. They have worshipped Him and
sung out: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the
sceptre of Thy kingdom is a right sceptre; Thou lovest
righteousness, and hatest wickedness (Ps.