Martyrs Eutropius and Cleonicus of Amasea, and Basiliscus of Comana (ca. 308).
St. Piama, virgin (337).
Volokolamsk Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1572).
Martyr Hemetherius of Spain (ca. 298). St. Alexandra of Alexandria (4th c.). St. Winwaloe, abbot of Landevennec, Brittany (ca. 530). St. Caluppan of Auvergne (Gaul) (576). St. Non, mother of St. David of Wales (6th c.). St. John IV (Chrysostom), catholicos of Georgia (1001). Hieromartyr Theodoretus, priest, of Antioch (361-363).
Repose of Metropolitan Laurus (Shkurla) of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (2008).
Saturday. [Heb. 1:1–12; Mark 2:23–3:5]
We have approached the chalice of the Lord,
we have been at the Supper of the Lord. Glory to Thee, O
God! Glory to Thee, O God! Glory to Thee, O God! Now is
the great day of the Lord! The most glorious celebration
in heaven! There is no city, nor village, nor house, where
there are no people receiving Holy Communion. Across the
breadth of Russia, throughout the south and east, so many
people clothed in the white garments of justification have
tasted of the Divine life, and have most sincerely united
themselves with the Lord! The Lord’s Body has been
renewed—the Body of the Church, and has been clothed
in the glory belonging to it, hidden from the eyes of man,
but visible to the eyes of angels. The angels worshipped
the First-born when He was brought to the world in His
power; now they have worshipped Him because the world has
been brought again to Him. They have worshipped Him and
sung out: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the
sceptre of Thy kingdom is a right sceptre; Thou lovest
righteousness, and hatest wickedness (Ps.