Orthodox Calendar 2018
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Мученик Адриан Никомидийский Икона Божией Матери Владимирская Наталия мц.
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August 26
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September 8
15th Week after Pentecost. Tone 5.
No fast.

Совершается служба с полиелеемCommemoration of the Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1395). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Adrian and Natalia and 23 companions, of Nicomedia (305-311). St. Maria of Diveyevo, fool-for-Christ (1931).

St. Adrian, founder of Ondrusov Monastery (Karelia) (1549). St. Adrian of Uglich (after 1504). Blessed Cyprian of Storozhev, former outlaw (16th c.). Finding of the relics of St. Bassian, schemamonk of Alatyr Monastery (1748). New Hieromartyr Nectarius (Trezvinsky), bishop of Yaransk (1937).

New Hiero-confessor Roman Medved, archpriest, of Moscow (1937).

The miraculous renewal of the Vladimir Icon of the Theotokos in Harbin (Manchuria) (1925).

St. Maximus, archbishop of Jerusalem (347). St. Tithoes of the Thebaid, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great (4th c.). St. Ibestion the Confessor, Egyptian ascetic (ca. 450). St. Zer-Jacob, missionary of Ethiopia. Monk Ioasaph, prince of India (4th c.)

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. 4:17-5:5; Matt. 24:1-13]

   Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Love is destroyed by transgressions; the more sins, the less love. Where there is all sin, do not seek love. Therefore, he who seeks the spread of love and curtailment of lack of love ought to be concerned with decreasing sin and cutting short the sin-loving realm. This is the true foundation for humanism! Having taken up this work, one must use all means to oppose sin. External sins are the fruit of inner sinfulness. Inner sinfulness is rooted in egoism and its offspring. Consequently, humanists need to make it a rule for themselves to suppress egoism by all means; egoism is suppressed most forcefully by not allowing one’s own will. Do not allow yourself to have your own will, and soon you will overcome egoism. On the contrary, no matter what means you want to use against egoism, you won’t be able to do anything with it if you give freedom to your will. It would follow that wherever people seek their own little will, they are seeking an expansion of egoism and the waxing cold of love—and they are seeking the greater evil. Yet such is the spirit of the current time—and evil is growing.