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2nd Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday of All Saints of Russia. Tone 1.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHieromartyr Dorotheus, bishop of Tyre (ca. 362).

Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonides, Arius, Gorgias, Selenias, Irenaeus, and Pambo, of Egypt (ca. 305-311). St. Anubius, confessor and anchorite, of Scetis (4th c.). St. Theodore the Wonderworker, hermit, of the Jordan (6th c.). Abba Dorotheus of Gaza (ca. 620). Translation to Chernigov of the relics of the Blessed Igor-George, tonsured Gabriel, great prince of Chernigov and Kiev (1150). St. Constantine, metropolitan of Kiev (1159). St. Theodore Yaroslavich of Novgorod, brother of St. Alexander Nevsky (1233). Uncovering of the relics (1599) of Sts. Jonah and Bassia, monks, of Pertoma (Solovki) (1599).

St. Illidius (Allyre), bishop of Clermont (Gaul) (385). St. Dorotheus of Thebes (ca. 395). Hieromartyr Boniface (Wynfrith), archbishop of Mainz and enlightener of Germany, and those martyred with him, including St. Adalar, bishop of Erfurt (754). Martyr Sanctius (Sancho), soldier, at Cordoba (851). St. Dorotheus, abbot, at Chiliokama on the Black Sea (11th c.). St. Peter, monk, of Korisha, Serbia (1275). Sts. Agapius and Nicodemus, stewards of Vatopedi (14th c.). New Martyr Mark of Smyrna, on Chios (1801).

Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
According to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of God
By St. Theophan the Recluse

St. Theophan the Recluse

Second Sunday After Pentacost. [Rom. 2:10-16; Matt. 4:18-23]

   The Lord called Peter and Andrew, and immediately, leaving all, they followed Him. He called James and John, and they also immediately left all and followed the Lord. Why did they follow Him so quickly and willingly? Because they saw something better. Such is the law that we have in our soul, that once it has tasted and known what is better, it is repulsed by what is worse and abandons it. Here is accomplished the same thing that later the Lord described in His parable about the treasure hid in a field, and about the pearl of great price. The treasure and the pearl are faith in the Lord and communion with Him according to the strength of faith. We have already been declared possessors of this in baptism. Why do we value this treasure so little, and so exchange it for barren insignificance? Because we were not brought up to cultivate a taste for this treasure, and it becomes foreign to our heart. Our heart does not know this better thing. It only knows that there is the bad, the very bad, and the not so bad, and bases its outlook upon this assessment. Here is the entire reason why the Lord calls some and they come; but we, the chosen ones, run from Him.

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