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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Theodotus of Ancyra (303).

Hieromartyr Marcellinus, pope of Rome, and with him Martyrs Claudius, Cyrinus, and Antoninus (304). St. Marcellus, pope of Rome, and with him the Martyrs: deacons Sisinius and Cyriacus; soldiers Smaragdus, Largus, Apronian, Saturninus, Pappias, and Maurus; Crescentian, Priscilla, Lucina, and Princess Artemia (304-310). Martyrs Cyria, Caleria (Valeria), and Maria, of Caesarea in Palestine (4th c.). Synaxis of the Saints of Ivanovo. St. Anthony (in schema Abramius), monk of Kozhaezersk Monastery (1634). St. Ioannicius, Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich (1900).

New Hieromartyr Andronicus (Nikolsky), archbishop of Perm (1918).

Martyrs Aesia and Susanna, disciples of St. Pancratius of Taormina (1st c.). Virgin-martyr Potamiaena, and with her Martyrs Plutarch, Serenus, Heraclides, Heron, Herais, Marcella, and Basilides, of Alexandria (193-211). Martyr Zenaida (Zenais) of Caesarea in Palestine. St. Daniel of Scetis in Egypt (420). Sts. Stephen and Anthimus of Constantinople, priests, of the Fervent Ones (5th c.). St. Colman, bishop of Dromore, Ireland (6th c.). St. Panagis (Paisius) Bassia, priest, of Cephalonia (1888). Martyr Lycarion of Tanis [Hermopolis] in Egypt.

Repose of Anthony Ivanovich, fool-for-Christ, of Valaam (1832).

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

Tuesday. [Rom. 7:14-8:2; Matt. 10:9-15]

   The Lord also said to the apostles that if a city does not receive them, and will not hear their words, then It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And what will happen to us for our not hearing the words of Divine Revelation? It will be immeasurably intolerable be for us. To disbelieve the truth of God after so many tangible proofs is the same as reviling the Holy Spirit, and blaspheming. And yet we have no fear. The spiritists [and Hindus] say, “What judgment! We just have to be born a few more times.” The scientists say, “Whom is there to judge? Everything is made of atoms; they will fly apart and that will be the end.” But, my friends, the hour of death will come; these dreams will fly away like phantoms, and we will all be faced with inevitability reality. What then?… What wretched times we live in! The enemy has contrived to destroy our souls. He knows that fear of death and judgment is the strongest means for sobering up a soul—and so he makes every attempt to drive this away; and he succeeds. But extinguish the fear of death and fear of God will disappear; and without the fear of God the conscience becomes mute. The soul becomes empty, it becomes a waterless cloud, carried by any wind of teachings and various fits of passions.

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