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Мученик Агафоник Никомидийский Грузинская икона Божией Матери Феодор еп.Пензенский
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15th Week after Pentecost. Tone 5.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Agathonicus of Nicomedia and his companions Zoticus, Theoprepius, Acindynus, Severian, Zeno, and others, who suffered under Maximian (305-311). St. Isaac I (Antimonov), archimandrite, of Optina Monastery (1894). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомNew Hieromartyr Gorazd (Pavlick), bishop of Prague (1942).

Hieromartyr Athanasius, bishop of Tarsus in Cilicia (270-275), St. Anthusa of Seleucia (298), and Martyrs Charesimus and Neophytus (270-275). Virgin-martyr Eulalia of Barcelona (303). St. Bogolep of St. Paisius of Uglich Monastery (16th c.).

New Hieromartyr Macarius (Gnevushev), bishop of Orel (1918). New Hieromartyrs Andrew (Ukhtomsky), archbishop of Ufa and Menzelin, Alexis (Orlov), archbishop of Omsk, Theodore (Smirnov), bishop of Penza (1937). New Hieromartyrs John (Troyansky), bishop of Veliki Luki, Hierotheus (Glazkov), hieromonk, of Lyubim (Yaroslasvl), John (Laba) and Hilarion (Tsurikov), hieromonks, of Mirzoyan (Kazakhstan) (1937).

Georgian Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (Moscow) (1650).

St. Symphorian of Autun (2nd c.). Martyr Julian of Heliopolis in Syria (ca. 362). St. Ariadne (515), daughter of Emperor Leo I. St. Sigfrid, abbot, of Wearmouth (ca. 688).

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. [Gal. 2:21-3:7; Mark 6:1-7]

   From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him? Thus spoke the people of Nazareth about the Lord, having known His former life of low estate. The same happens with everyone who truly follows the Lord. He who strictly holds to the path of the Lord changes completely once he has labored to overcome all that is not right within himself. His whole constitution—his gaze, walk, speech, and behaviour all bear the mark of particular harmony and dignity, though he may have come from a lowly background, and has no education. It is then heard, “From whence hath this man these things?” If things that are bodily and visible are so transformed, what can be said of the inner things, of the soul, which are more directly and closely subject to the action of transforming grace, and to which the externals serve only as an expression and consequence? How bright, exact and determined are his thoughts about everything! How true is his judgment about what exists and occurs! His viewpoint on everything is higher than that of philosophers! And his intentions, actions and undertakings? All is pure, holy, reflecting heavenly brightness. In truth, this is a new person! He has not received an education, has not heard lectures in universities, and has no [illustrious] upbringing at all, and yet he is most well-mannered and wise. Attentiveness toward oneself, labour over oneself, prayer and drawing near to God refashioned everything through God’s grace; and nobody saw how it happened. That is why the question arises, “From whence hath this man these things?”