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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомApostles of the Seventy Erastus, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipater, Quartus, and Tertius (Terence) (1st c.).

Commemoration of the beginning of the torture of Great-martyr George (303). Martyr Orestes the Physician, of Cappadocia (304). Hieromartyr Milos (Miles), bishop in Persia, and his disciples, Martyrs Aborsam and Senoe (ca. 341). Great-martyr Constantine-Kakhi, prince of Kartli, Georgia (852). St. Theocteristus, abbot, of Symbola Monastery on Mt. Olympus in Bithynia. Glorification of St. Matthew, monk, of Yaransk (1997).

New Hieromartyrs Procopius (Titov), archbishop of Kherson, and Seraphim (Gushchin), hieromonk of Optina Monastery (1931). New Hieromartyrs Augustine (Belyaev), archbishop of Kaluga, and with him Ioannicius (Dmitriev), archimandrite, of the St. George Monastery (Meshchevsk), Niphon (Vyblov), hieromonk, of Berezovy Khutor (Saratov), and John Speransky, archpriest, of Kaluga (1937). New Martyrs Alexis Gorbachev, Apollonius Babichev. and Michael Arefeyev, Nicholas Smirnov, Anna Ostroglazova (1937-1939). New Martirs Olga Maslennikova (1941) and Theoctista Chentsova (1942).

St. Eucharius, first bishop of Trier (3rd c.). St. Nonnus, bishop of Heliopolis (471). St. Justus, archbishop of Canterbury (627- 631). Ten Martyrs of Gaza, at Jerusalem: Callinius, Imerius, Diasimus, Theodore, Stephen, Peter, Paul, Theodore, John, and John (638). Translation of the relics of St. Gregory, bishop of Assos near Ephesus (1150).

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. [II Thess. 2:13-3:5; Luke 13:1-9]

   Pilate mingled the blood of Galileans with their sacrifices—the Lord said: except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish; the tower of Siloam fell and killed 18 people—the Lord again said: except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. This gives an understanding that when some misfortune befalls others, we must not reason about why it happened, but rather look at ourselves and examine whether there are any sins on us deserving temporary punishment for the instruction of others, and hasten to wipe them out with repentance. Repentance cleanses sin and removes the cause which attracts a catastrophe. While a person is in sin, an axe is laid to the root of the tree of his life, ready to cut it down. It does not cut because it waits for repentance. Repent and the axe will be taken away, and your life will flow to its end in the natural order of things; if you do not repent—expect to be cut down. What man can know whether he will live to the next year? The parable about the fruitless fig tree shows that the Saviour prays that Divine justice spare each sinner in the hopes that he will repent and bring forth good fruits. But it sometimes happens that Divine justice no longer hears the intercessions, and perhaps He will only agree to allow somebody one more year to remain alive. How do you know, sinner, that you are not living your last year, your last month, day and hour?

Articles

Apostle Erastus of the Seventy

The holy Apostles Erastus, Sosipater, Quartus and Tertius were disciples of Saint Paul.

Apostle Olympas of the Seventy

Saint Olympas was mentioned by the holy Apostle Paul (Rom 16:15).

Apostle Rodion of the Seventy

Saint Rodion, or Herodion (April 8), was a kinsman of the Apostle Paul (Romans 16:11), and left the bishop’s throne at Patras to go to Rome with the Apostle Peter.

Apostle Herodion of the Seventy, and those with Him

Saints Herodion (Rodion), Agabus, Asyncritus, Rufus, Phlegon and Hermes are among the Seventy Apostles, chosen by Christ and sent out by Him to preach.

Apostle Jason of the Seventy and those with him

The Apostle Jason was from Tarsus (Asia Minor). He was the first Christian in the city. The Apostle Sosipater was a native of Patra, Achaia.

Apostle Sosipater of the Seventy

Saint Sosipater, a native of Achaia, was Bishop of Iconium, where also he died. Saint Paul mentions him in Romans 16:21.

Apostle Quartus of the Seventy

Saint Quartus endured much suffering for his piety and converted many pagans to Christ, dying peacefully as a bishop in the city of Beirut.

Apostle Tertius of the Seventy

Saint Tertius, to whom Saint Paul dictated the Epistle to the Romans, was the second Bishop of Iconium, where also he died.

Martyr Orestes of Cappadocia

The Martyr Orestes the Physician of Cappadocia lived at the end of the third century in the city of Tyana in Cappadocia in the time of the emperor Diocletian (284-311).

Hieromartyr Milus the Bishop in Persia

The Hieromartyr Milus, Bishop of Babylon, and his disciples Euores the Presbyter and Seboes the Deacon, lived during the fourth century.

Martyr Constantine the King of Georgia

The 9th century was one of the most difficult periods in Georgian history. The Arab Muslims wreaked havoc throughout the region of Kartli, forcibly converting many to Islam with fire and the sword. Many of the destitute and frightened were tempted to betray the Faith of their fathers.
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