Orthodox Calendar 2018
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Священномученик Евпл Катанский Сосанна Римская
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August 11
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August 24
13th Week after Pentecost. Tone 3.
Успенский пост.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHoly Hieromartyr Archdeacon Euplus of Catania (304).

Virgin-martyr Susanna and those with her: Hieromartyrs Gaius, pope of Rome, and the priest Gabinus; Martyrs Maximus, Claudius and his wife Praepedigna, and their sons Alexander and Cuthias (295-296). Monk-martyrs Basil and Theodore, of the Kiev Caves (1098). St. Theodore (in monasticism Theodosius) of the Kiev Caves, prince of Ostrog in Volhynia (1483). St. John, recluse of Svyatogorsk Monastery (1867).

St. Taurinus, first bishop of Evreux, Gaul (2nd c.). St. Passarion, bishop in Palestine (428). St. Blaan, bishop of Bute, Scotland (ca. 590). St. Niphon, patriarch of Constantinople (1508). Commemoration of the Miracle of St. Spyridon on Corfu with the Hagarenes (1816). New Martyrs Anastasius of Asomaton and Demetrius of Lesbos, at Kasampa in Asia Minor (1816).

Repose of Archpriest Nicholas Guryanov of Talabsk Island, Pskov (2002).

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

Friday. [II Cor. 11:5-21; Mark 4:1-9]

   Behold, there went out a sower to sow. Since the time that this sower went out to sow, he has not ceased to sow. In the beginning he personally sowed, then through the apostles and at last through Divine Scripture and divinely-wise teachers. To this day the word of God’s truth is being sown everywhere. Just be prepared to show yourself as good ground and without fail you will be sown. God will raise up what has been sown. How do you make yourself into good ground? With attention and study of the word of God, sympathy and love toward it, and readiness to immediately carry out what you learn. With such a mindset, not a single word will lie on the surface of your soul, but all will pass within. Uniting there with the elements of the spirit which are native to it, it will take root and sprout. Being nourished then—from above through spiritual inspirations, and from below through good desires and labours—it will grow into a tree, give flower and fruit. God Himself arranged everything around us this way, and this is why we cannot but be amazed at our fruitlessness. But all of this is due to our inattentiveness and carelessness.