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34th Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомAfterfeast of the Theophany. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Gregory of Nyssa (395). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Dometian, bishop of Melitene (601). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Marcian, priest, of Constantinople (5th c.). Совершается служба на шестьSt. Paul, founder of Obnora Monastery (Vologda) (1429). Совершается служба с полиелеемSt. Theophan the Recluse, bishop of Tambov (1894). St. Antipas of Calapodeshti (Romania) and Valaam Monastery (1882).

Blessed Theosebia the Deaconess, sister of Sts. Macrina, Basil the Great, Peter of Sebaste, and Gregory of Nyssa (385). St. Macarius, founder of Pisma Monastery (Kostroma) (14th c.). Monk-martyr Ephraim, elder of Obnora, and six monks of Obnora whose relics are incorrupt (1538).

New Hieromartyrs Peter Uspensky, archpriest of Radushino (Zaraisk) (1930), and Anatole (Grisyuk), metropolitan of Odessa and Cherson (1938). New Martyr Arsenia (Dobronravova), abbess of the Holy Resurrection–St. Theodore Convent (Shuisk) (1939).

St. Ammon, monk, of Nitria (5th c.).

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

Tuesday. [I Pet. 3:10–22; Mark 12:18–27]

   But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts (I Pet. 3:15). Sanctifying the Lord in one’s heart is the soul and spirit of the hidden man of the heart depicted above. As in the beginning, God created the body of man out of particles of dust, breathed into him the breath of life (cf. Gen. 2:7), and man became as he ought to be, so the hidden man of the heart, created on the inside from the indicated virtues, is only a real spiritual man when his heart sanctifies the Lord God. Thus, we read in the Lord’s Prayer, “Hallowed[1] Be Thy Name.” If this does not occur, then the man, who was modelled from the aforementioned virtues, will end up a stillborn child, without the spirit of life. Let this be known to those who think to get away with a few virtues without having any relationship to God! What does it mean to sanctify God in the heart? It means showing great reverence before Him unceasingly, always bearing in mind the thought of His omnipresence; being eager at every instant to zealously please Him, and with all fear to beware of everything unpleasing to Him. Especially, it means committing all of your temporal and eternal life unto His fatherly care; to accept all that happens humbly, submissively and thankfully, as coming straight from His hand.

[1]In the Slavonic, the words “sanctify” from the Epistle is the same as word as “hallowed” in the Lord’s prayer.


St. Gregory the Bishop of Nyssa

Saint Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, was a younger brother of Saint Basil the Great. His birth and upbringing came at a time when the Arian disputes were at their height.

St. Dometian the Bishop of Melitene

Saint Dometian, Bishop of Melitene, was born and lived during the sixth century, in the time of the emperor Justin the Younger.

St. Marcian the Presbyter in Constantinople

Saint Marcian, Presbyter of the Great Church, was born at Rome and in his youth he received a first-rate education in Constantinople.

Venerable Paul the Abbot of Obnora, Vologda

Saint Paul of Obnora, a famed disciple of Saint Sergius of Radonezh, was born at Moscow in the year 1317.

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.

Venerable Antipas of Valaam Monastery

Saint Antipas was born in Moldavia, Romania in 1816.

Blessed Theosebia the Deaconess, sister of Sts Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa

Saint Theosebia the Deaconess was the sister of Saints Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, and Peter, Bishop of Sebaste. She was a virgin and served the Holy Church as a deaconess, caring for the sick, distributing food to vagrants, raising orphans and preparing women for holy Baptism.

Venerable Macarius the Abbot of Pisma

Saint Macarius of Pisma and Kostroma was a fellow ascetic of Saint Paul of Obnora.