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33rd Week after Pentecost. Tone 7.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSynaxis of the Seventy Apostles Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Theoctistus, abbot of Cucomo Monastery in Sicily (800). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомRepose of St. Eustathius I, archbishop of Serbia (ca. 1285)

Martyrs Zosimas the Hermit and Athanasius the Commentarisius (prison warden), of Cilicia (3rd c.-4th c.) St. Aquila, deacon, of the Kiev Caves (14th c.) St. Symeon, metropolitan of Smolensk (1699).

New Hieromartyrs Alexander Skalsky, Stephan Ponomarev, and Philip Grigoriev, archpriests, of Kazakhstan (1933). New Hieromartyr Mark (Novoselov), bishop of Sergievsk (1938).

Martyr Djan Darada, the Ethiopian eunuch of Queen Candace (1st c.). St. Gregory of Langres (Gaul) (539-540). St. Evagrius (fellow-ascetic of St. Shio of Mgvime) (6th c.). St. Elias the Deacon, and others (Georgia) (6th c.). St. Euthymius the Younger, monk, of Thessalonica. Hieromartyr Euthymius, abbot, and twelve monk-martyrs of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (1285). New Monk-martyr Onuphrius Manassias of Gabrovo and Hilandar Monastery, Mt. Athos, on Chios (1818).


Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles

St. Dimitry of Rostov

The Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles was established by the Orthodox Church to indicate the equal honor of each of the Seventy. They were sent two by two by the Lord Jesus Christ to go before Him into the cities He would visit (Luke 10:1).

Venerable Theoctistus, Abbot at Cucomo, in Sicily

Saint Theoctistus founded a monastery in the city of Cucomo on the island of Sicily, where he became igumen.

Repose of St Eustathius I, Archbishop of Serbia

Saint Eustathius, Archbishop of Serbia, lived in the second half of the thirteenth century, during the reign of the Serbian king Stephen Urosh (1262-1320).

Martyrs Zosimus the Hermit and Athanasius the Commentarisius (Superintendent of Prisoners), Anchorites, of Cilicia

The Monk Martyr Zosimus came from Cilicia and was an inhabitant of the wilderness.

Martyr Zosimas the Hermit of Cilicia

The Martyr Zosimas the Desert Dweller lived during the fourth century. Once, while hunting, Dometian, the governor of Sicily, saw the Elder calmly and amiably conversing with the beasts around him.

St. Aquila, Deacon, of the Kiev Caves

Saint Aquila the Deacon of the Kiev Caves (14th Century), became famous as a great faster, having spent a long while as a hermit.

Martyr Evargrisi of the Shio-Mgvime Monastery

A certain ruler, Evagre of Tsikhedidi, would often go hunting in the area where Saint Shio lived. On one of his excursions he happened upon venerable Shio and was so awed by his wondrous way of life that he decided to remain there with him.

Ven. Euthymius and twelve other Monks, martyred at Vatopedi

Saint Euthymius was drowned in the sea, and the monks were hanged.

Venerable Onuphrius of Hilandar (Mt. Athos) the Newmartyr

The New Martyr Onuphrius, in the world Matthew, was born in Bulgaria in Gabrovo in the Trnovo diocese.