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Мученики Зиновий и Зиновия Святой Драгутин (в иночестве Феоктист) ,король Сербский, преподобный Святой Стефан Милютин
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25th Week after Pentecost. Tone 7.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHieromartyr Zenobius, bishop of Aegae in Cilicia, and his sister Zenobia (285).

Apostles Tertius (Terence), Mark, Justus, and Artemas, of the Seventy (1st c.). Hieromartyr Marcian, bishop of Syracuse (2nd c.). Martyr Eutropia of Alexandria (250). St. Stephen Milutin, king of Serbia (1320), his brother St. Dragutin (monk Theoctistus) (1316), and their mother St. Helen (1306), wife of Urosh I of Serbia. Martyr Iotam Zedghinidze, near Lake Paravani (Georgia) (1465). Uncovering of the relics of St. Eutropia of Kherson (2009).

Martyrs Alexander, Cronion, Julian, Macarius, and 13 companions, at Alexandria (250). St. Asterius, metropolitan of Amasea (before 431). St. Joseph I, patriarch of Constantinople (1283). Finding of the relics of Great-martyr Stephen-Urosh III of Decani, Serbia (1338). New Hiero-confessor Varnava (Nastic), bishop of Hvosno (1964). Apostle Cleopas of the Seventy, brother of Righteous Joseph the Betrothed (1st c.).

Repose of Archimandrite Boris (Kholchev) of Tashkent (1971).

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

Monday. [I Thess. 2:20-3:8; Luke 11:29-33]

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgement with the men of this generation, and condemn them. For what? For indifference to the work accomplished by the Lord before their eyes. That queen, upon hearing about Solomon’s wisdom, came from afar to hear him, but these men, having before their face the Lord Himself, did not heed Him, although it was obvious that He was higher than Solomon, as the sky is higher than the earth. And the queen of the south condemns everyone who is indifferent to God’s works, because the Lord always, even among us, is as obviously present in the Gospel accounts as He was then. Reading the Gospels we have before our eyes the Lord with all of His marvellous works, for they are as doubtless as the testimony of one’s own eyes. Meanwhile, what is more attentive to the Lord as that which is impressed upon our souls? We have closed our eyes or turned them the other way; this is why we do not see; and not seeing, we do not devote ourselves to works of the Lord. However, this is no excuse, but rather the reason behind our unheedfulness, which is as criminal as what comes from it. The work of the Lord is our top priority—that is, the salvation of the soul. Furthermore, we should heed what comes from the Lord even if it is not directly related to us; ever more so should we heed what is directed at us for the accomplishment of our essential work, the significance of which extends throughout eternity. Judge for yourselves how criminal it is to disregard such a matter!