|Orthodox Calendar 2018|
Apodosis of the Dormition. Martyr Lupus, slave of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica (306).
Hieromartyr Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons (202). Sts. Eutychius (ca. 540) and Florentius (547) of Nursia. St. Callinicus, patriarch of Constantinople (705).
New Hieromartyrs Ephraim (Kuznetsov), bishop of Selenginsk, and John Vostorgov, archpriest, of Moscow, and Martyr Nicholas Varzhansky (1918).
Hieromartyr Pothinus, bishop of Lyons (ca. 177). Martyrs Severus, Memnon the Centurion, and 38 others, of Thrace (ca. 305). Ebba the Younger, abbess, of Coldingham, Northumbria, and her companions (870). St. Anthony, bishop of Sardis (10th c.). St. Nicholas the Sicilian, who struggled on Mt. Neotaka in Euboea.
Repose of Abbot Ioannicius (Moroi) of Sihastria, Romania (1944).
Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
|When dealing with the heresies Irenaeus not only exposed and overthrew their teaching but also sought the orthodox interpretation and teaching as well. In spite of Irenaeus' interest in guarding his flock from the many heresies, his main preoccupation was the individual and his salvation. He was concerned with humankind's progress in order that he may achieve "the vision and enjoyment of God."|