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15th Week after Pentecost. Tone 5.
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Совершается служба с полиелеемChurch New Year Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Symeon Stylites (the Elder) (459) and his mother St. Martha (428).

Righteous Joshua the Son of Nun (ca. 1400 b.c.). Martyr Aeithalas of Persia (380). Holy 40 Women Martyrs: Laurencia (deaconess), Celsina, Theoclia, Theoctista, Dorothy, Eutychia, Thecla, Aristaineta, Philadelphia, Mary, Veronica, Euthymia, Lamprotatia, Euphymia, Theodora, Theodota, Teteia, Aquilina, Theodulia, Aplodora, Lampadia, Procopia, Paula, Junilla, Ampliana, Percissa, Polynicia, Maura, Gregoria, Cyria, Bassa, Callinica, Barbara, Cyriacia, Agathonica, Justa, Irene, Timothea, Tatiana, and Anna, and Hieromartyr Ammon (deacon), their teacher, at Heraclea in Thrace (321-323). Martyrs Callista and her brothers Evodus and Hermogenes, at Nicomedia (309). St. Anthony (Abashidze), metropolitan of Tauride and Simferapol (1921).

Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos in Miasena Monastery, in commemoration of the discovery of her icon (864). Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos: “Chernigov-Gethsemane,” (1869) “Of Alexandria,” “Avgustovskaya,” (1914) and “All-blessed One” (Kazan).

St. Verena of Zurzach (Switzerland) (ca. 350). Commemoration of the Great Fire at Constantinople (ca. 470). St. Dionysius Exiguus, monk, of Rome (ca. 545). St. Giles (Aegidius), monastic founder, along the Rhone (ca. 712). St. Meletius the Younger, of Thebes (1095-1124). St. Nicholas of Courtaliatis on Crete, monk (1670). New Martyr Angelis of Constantinople (1680). St. Haido of Stanos (1820-1821). St. Symeon of Lesbos.

Repose of Hieromonk Sofian (Boghiu) of Romania (2002).

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. [Eph. 5:33-36; Luke 4:16-22]

   The Lord did not only come to preach the acceptable year, but He brought it as well. Where is it? In the souls of believers. The earth will never become paradise under the current state of affairs; but it is and will be an arena of preparation for the heavenly life. The rudiments of heavenly life are placed in the soul, the possibility for it lies in God’s grace, while grace was brought by our Lord Jesus Christ—who brought, consequently, the acceptable year for souls. He who listens to the Lord and fulfils all that is commanded by Him, receives grace, and with its power enjoys the acceptable year within himself. This truly occurs in all who sincerely believe and act according to faith. You will not fill your soul with this acceptableness by thinking; you must act, and it will enter in on its own. There might not be any outer peace, just inner, and yet it cannot be separated from Christ. But it always happens that as soon as inner peace is established, outer disturbances are neither bitter nor heavy. Thus, this aspect is also acceptable—it only seem like a cold winter on the outside.

Articles

Why Orthodox Christians Celebrate the New Year on the First of September

Vincent Gabriel

We say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. We give thanks for what the Lord has done, and petition his lovingkindness and protection for the days yet to come. We take a moment to consider our impact on the world around us, and whether our actions proceed from hearts of selfishness or hearts of compassion.

Church New Year

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.”

St. Simeon Stylites, the Elder

Shunning worldly glory and striving again to find his lost solitude, the monk chose a previously unknown mode of asceticism. He went up a pillar six to eight feet high, and settled upon it in a little cell, devoting himself to intense prayer and fasting.

Venerable Martha the Mother of St Simeon Stylites

Saint Martha lived in Cilicia of Asia Minor during the fourth and fifth centuries, and came from a poor family. She and her husband Sisotion were the parents of Saint Simeon the Stylite.

Righteous Joshua the son of Nun (Navi)

Saint Joshua (Jesus), the son of Navi, was leader of the Israelites after the death of the Prophet Moses. He was born in Egypt around 1654 B.C. and succeeded Moses when he was eighty-five.

Martyr Aithalas of Persia

The Holy Martyr Aithalas the Deacon, by order of the Persian emperor Sapor II, was put to death by stoning in the year 380 for confessing Christ.

Icon of the Mother of God “Chernigov-Gethsemane

The Chernigov-Gethsemane Icon of the Mother of God is a copy of the famed Ilyin-Chernigov Icon of the Mother of God (April 16), which was to be found at the Trinity-Ilyin monastery near Chernigov on Mount Boldina, and where in the eleventh century Saint Anthony of the Kiev Caves struggled in asceticism.
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