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Зосима и Савватий Соловецкие с Житием Икона Божией Матери Толгская Григорий Синаит
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13th Week after Pentecost. Tone 3.
Успенский пост.
Monastic rule: cooked food, no oil.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Emilian the Confessor, bishop of Cyzicus (815-820). Совершается служба с полиелеемFirst (1566) and second translations of the relics of Sts. Zosimas and Sabbatius, of Solovki (1992).

St. Myron, archbishop of Crete (ca. 350). St. Gregory, iconographer, of the Kiev Caves (12th c.). St. Gregory of Sinai (Mt. Athos) (14th c.). Martyrs Eleutherius and Leonides, of Constantinople, and many infants with them (4th c.). St. Philaret of Ichalka, Ivanovo (1913). Translation of the relics of St. Herman of Solovki (1992). Uncovering of the relics of St. Barlaam of Chikoisk Monastery (Siberia) (2002).

New Hieromartyr Joseph (Baranov), hieromonk of the Tolga Monastery (Yaroslavl) (1918). New Hieromartyr Nicholas Prozorov, priest, of Pokrovskoye (1937). New Hieromartyr Nicodemus (Krotkov), archbishop of Kostroma (1938).

“Tolga” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1314) (1314).

Martyr Gormizdas of Persia (418). St. Zosimas the Sinaite, of Tuman Monastery, Serbia (14th c.). St. Gregory, wonderworker, of the Kiev Caves (14th c.). New Martyr Triandaphyllus of Zagora, at Constantinople (1680). New Martyr Anastasius (Spaso) of Strumica, at Thessalonica (1794). Monk-martyr Euthymius, abbot, of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist, at Gareji, Georgia (1804).

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. [II Cor. 8:16-9:5; Mark 3:13-19]

   The Lord chose the apostles, that they should be with Him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. Every Christian is chosen—chosen for similar deeds, namely: to be with the Lord, through unceasing remembrance of Him and awareness of His omnipresence, through the preaching and fulfilment of His commandments, and through a readiness to confess one’s faith in Him. In those circles where such a confession is made, it is a loud sermon for all to hear. Every Christian has the power to heal infirmities—not of others, but his own, and not of the body, but of the soul—that is, sins and sinful habits—and to cast out devils, rejecting evil thoughts sown by them, and extinguishing the excitement of passions enflamed by them. Do this and you will be an apostle, a fulfiller of what the Lord chose you for, an accomplisher of your calling as messenger. When at first you succeed in all this, then perhaps the Lord will appoint you as a special ambassador—to save others after you have saved yourself; and to help those who are tempted, after you yourself pass through all temptations, and through all experiences in good and evil. But your job is to work upon yourself: for this you are chosen; the rest is in the hands of God. He who humbles himself shall be exalted.