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8th Week after Pentecost. Tone 6.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Andrew, archbishop of Crete (740). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Martha, mother of St. Symeon Stylites (the Younger), of the Wonderful Mountain (551). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Andrew (Rublev), iconographer, of the Spaso-Andronikov Monastery (Moscow) (15th c.). Совершается служба с полиелеемHoly Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Crown Prince Alexis, and Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia and with them New Martyr Eugene Botkin, physician (1918).

Martyrs Theodotus and Theodota, martyred with St. Hyacinth at Caesarea in Cappadocia (108). Hieromartyr Theodore, bishop of Cyrene in Libya, and with him Martyrs Cyprilla, Aroa, and Lucia (310). Burial of St. Andrew, prince of Bogoliubovo (1174). Uncovering of the relics of St. Euthymius the Wonderworker, archimandrite, of Suzdal (1507). New Hieromartyrs Sava, bishop of Gornji Karlovac (1941) and George Bogich, priest, of Nasice (1941).

New Hieromartyr Nilus, hieromonk, of Poltava (1918).

Hieromartyrs Innocent and Sabbatius, and 30 others with them, in Sirmium of Pannonia (304). Translation of the relics of St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours (460-490). St. Ulrich of Augsburg and Bavaria (973). St. Michael Choniates, metropolitan of Athens (1222). Hieromartyr Donatus, bishop of Libya.

Repose of Hieroschemamonk John, founder of Sarov Monastery (1737), Righteous Confessor Andrew the Russian, at Cairo (ca. 1850), and Archpriest Tikhon Pelikh of Sergiev Posad (1983). Slaying of General Dragoljub (Drazha) Mihailovic of Serbia (1946).

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 Cor. 10:5-12; Matt. 16:6-12]

   Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, said the Lord. The Sadducees are a model of carelessness; the Pharisees represent people who are outwardly zealous. The former do nothing, whereas the latter, although they look very busy, nothing really comes of them. Similar to these are members of our modern society who are enticed by the ideas of humanism. You hear them talk only about the good of the people, but no good ever comes to the people, for it is all talk and no action. Their humanism is feigned; they make only the appearance of humaneness, but in reality they are egoists. Speech does not require sacrifice—they speak lavishly; but when the matter touches sacrifices, they retreat. Nowadays almost everyone is an actor; some show off in front of others as being zealous for good, and particularly for enlightenment, and they are all quite satisfied when their own verbal testimony portrays them as being really this way. Therefore, as soon as some charitable undertaking comes up among us, talk is everywhere, but deeds do not come to fruition. Do not expect sacrifices from them; they have no need to help others, as long as their affairs are going well. But it also happens that, without any particular mental effort over real plans to help their neighbors, they give alms in order to be left alone. The Lord has condemned both categories, and has commanded us to be filled with sincere love for one another, which does not love to show off.