Orthodox Calendar 2018
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Мученики Аникита и Фотий Сщмч. Александр Команский
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August 25
13th Week after Pentecost. Tone 3.
Успенский пост.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Anicetus and Photius (Photinus) and others, of Nicomedia (305-306).

Hieromartyr Alexander, bishop of Comana (3rd c.). Martyrs Pamphilus and Capito (3rd c.).

New Hieromartyrs Barlaam (Konoplev), archimandrite, Anthony (Arapov), abbot, Sergius (Vershinin), Elijah (Popov), Vyacheslav (Kosozhilin), Ioasaph (Sabintsev), and John (Novoselov), hieromonks, and Micah (Podkorytov), Bessarion (Okulov), Euthymius (Korotkov), and Matthew (Bannikov), hierodeacons; New Monk-martyrs Euthymius, Barnabas, Demetrius, Sabbas, Hermogenes, Arcadius, and Marcellus; and martyred novices John, James, Peter, James, Alexander, Theodore, Peter, Sergius, and Alexis— all of the Belogorsk St. Nicholas Monastery (Perm) (1918-1919).

St. Pallamon of Egypt, instructor of St. Pachomius the Great (ca. 323). St. Muredach (Murtagh), first bishop of Killala and founder of Innismurray (6th c.). New Hieromartyrs Gerontius and Serapion, hieromonks, and Otar, deacon; New Monk-martyrs Germanus, Bessarion, and Michael, and New Martyr Symeon, of Gareji, slain by the Dagestanis (1851). St. Seigine, abbot, of Iona (652).

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

Saturday. [I Cor. 2:6-9; Matt. 22:15-22]

   Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s—render unto each person what is his. From here comes a law: do not please God in one way alone, but in whatever way you can and ought to please Him; direct all of your strength and every means toward serving God. Having said render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, the Lord showed that such work is pleasing to Him. If by the things which are Caesar’s you understand all routines of earthly life in general which are necessary and essential, and by the things that are God’s all routines of the Church established by God, then from here it turns out that all the paths of our life are filled with ways for salvation. Just take heed and use everything, and act everywhere in accordance with God’s will, as God wants from you—and salvation for you is at hand. You can set yourself so that not a single step is taken without a deed pleasing to God, and consequently, a step toward salvation, for the path of salvation proceeds along the path of God’s will. Walk in God’s presence, take heed, discern, and set immediately without self-pity to that deed which your conscience shows you at each given moment.