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Апостол Никанор Мученики 20000, в Никомидии в церкви сожженные Прп. Корнилий Крыпецкий
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32nd Week after Pentecost. Tone 6.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомThe 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia, including Hieromartyrs Glycerius, priest, and the deacons Theophilus and Migdonius, Martyrs Zeno, Dorotheus, Mardonius, Indes, Gorgonius, Peter, and Euthymius, Virgin-martyrs Agape, Domna, Theophila, and others (302).

Apostle Nicanor the Deacon, of the Seventy (34). St. Ignatius, founder of Lomanosov Monastery (Yaroslavl) (1591). St. Cornelius, monk of Krypetsk Monastery (Pskov) (1903).

New Hieromartyrs Nikodim (Kononov), bishop of Belgorod, and Arcadius Reshetnikov, deacon (1918).

St. Simon the Myrrh-gusher, founder of Simonopetra Monastery, Mt. Athos (1287).

Repose of Joseph the Hesychast (Romania) (1828).

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

Saturday. [Gal. 5:22-6:2; Luke 10:19-21]

           I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. Behold the judgment over human wisdom and intelligence. We can see this happen. Revelation is now before our eyes in Divine scripture, and the intelligent read it, but do not understand. One must marvel: it is written simply, but to them everything there seems not as it is written; it has as though blinded them. Babes see and understand, but for the others what is revealed is hidden. It pleased the Heavenly Father to establish it so; therefore there is no need to debate. If what was vitally necessary had not been revealed at all, then the intelligent could still object; but it has been revealed—come and partake of it—that is why it was revealed. Just become a babe. “How—me?” you say, “no way!” Well, as you like; remain wise and intelligent, understanding, however, nothing of vital necessity and not containing it in your head, wandering amidst phantoms and illusions born from showing off your intelligence, and keeping you in total blindness, according to which you think that you can see, but you are blind, “and cannot see afar off” (cf. 2 Pet. 1:9)—that is you see something, like through a thick haze. But this does not show you the true path and does not lead to the goal, but only keeps you in an endless circle of self-delusion. Save us, O Lord, from such a terrible state!…