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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Tikhon, bishop of Amathus on Cyprus (425). Совершается служба со славословиемSt. Tikhon of Kaluga, or Medyn, founder of the St. Tikhon of Kaluga Monastery (1492). St. Tikhon of Lukhov (Kostroma) (1503). St. Moses of Optina, founder and archimandrite of the Skete of St. John the Baptist (1862). Translation of the relics of St. Theophan the Recluse, bishop of Tambov (2002).

Hieromartyr Tigrius, priest, and Martyr Eutropius, reader, of Constantinople (404). St. Tikhon, founder of Krestogorsk Monastery (Vologda) (17th c.).

New Hieromartyr Hermogenes (Dolganev), bishop of Tobolsk, and those with him (1918).

Hieromartyr Mark, bishop of Apollonias (1st c.). Martyr Kaikhosro of Georgia (1612).

Repose of Elder Gerasim of St. Tikhon of Kaluga Monastery (1898) and Righteous Maria (1943), disciple of St. Paul of Taganrog.

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

Thursday. [Rom. 11:13-24; Matt. 11:27-30]

   Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. O divine, O dear, O sweetest voice of Thine! Let us all follow the Lord Who calls us! But first we must feel something difficult and burdensome for us. We must feel that we have many sins, and that these sins are grave. From this feeling is born the need to seek relief. Faith will then show us that our only refuge is in the Lord and Saviour, and our steps will direct themselves toward Him. A soul desiring to be saved from sins knows what to say to the Lord: “Take my heavy, sinful burden from me; and I will take on Thy easy yoke.” And it happens like this: the Lord forgives the sins, and the soul begins to walk in His commandments. The commandments are the yoke, and sins are the burden. But comparing the two, the soul finds that the yoke of the commandments is light as a feather, while the burden of sins is heavy as a mountain. Let us not fear readily accepting the Lord’s easy yoke and His light burden. In no other way can we find rest unto our souls.

Articles

St Tikhon the Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus

Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus, was born in the city Amathus on the island of Cyprus. His parents raised their son in Christian piety, and taught him the reading of sacred books.

Venerable Tikhon of Kaluga Or Medin

Saint Tikhon of Medin and Kaluga, in his youth received monastic tonsure at the Chudov monastery in Moscow, but through his love for solitude he settled at an isolated spot near Maloyaroslavl.

Venerable Tikhon of Luchov, Kostroma

St Tikhon of Lukh, and Kostroma (in the world Timothy), was born within the bounds of the Lithuanian princedom and was in military service there.

Venerable Moses of Optina

Saint Moses (Putilov) was born on January 15, 1782 in the city of Borisogleb in the Yaroslavl province, and was baptized with the name Timothy.

St. Theophan in Vysha

Varvara Kashirina

On January 19, 1894, on the feast of the Theophany, Holy Hierarch Theophan peacefully reposed in the monastery of Vysha, having lived there for twenty-eight years, twenty-two of which were spent in strict reclusion. The period of reclusion is one of the most hidden periods in the life of the Vysha ascetic, known only to the Lord.

Hieromartyr Tigrius the Presbyter and the Martyr Eutropius the Reader of Constantinople

Hieromartyr Tigrius the Presbyter and the Martyr Eutropius the Reader were contemporaries of St John Chrysostom (November 13) and were among his clergy.

Saint Kaikhosro the Georgian (†1612)

Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze

The life of St. Kaikhosro the Georgian has been passed down to our century in the works of Archbishop Timote (Gabashvili), a famous Church figure and historian of the18th century.

St Kaikhosro the Georgian

The life of St. Kaikhosro the Georgian has been passed down to our century in the works of Archbishop Timote (Gabashvili), a famous Church figure and historian of the 18th century.
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