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Мученики Леонтий, Ипатий и Феодул Богоматерь Боголюбская Пюхтицкая икона Божией Матери, именуемая «У источника».
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June 18
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July 1
4th Week after Pentecost. Tone 2.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Leontius, and with him Martyrs Hypatius and Theodulus, at Tripolis in Phoenicia (70-79).

St. Leontius, canonarch of the Kiev Caves (14th c.).

New Hieromartyr Nicanor (Morozkin), archimandrite, of Spas-Ruzsky (Moscow) (1938). New Hieromartyrs Sergius Krotkov, archpriest, of Moscow, and Basil Smirnov, archpriest, of Znamenskoye (Moscow) (1938). Uncovering of the relics of New Hiero-confessor Victor (Ostrovidov), bishop of Glazov (1997).

Bogolubov Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1155). Piukhtitsa Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1894).

Martyr Aetherus of Nicomedia (305). St. Marina the Virgin, of Bithynia (8th c.). St. Leontius the Myrrh-gusher, of Dionysiou, Mt. Athos (ca. 1580).

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

Wednesday. [Rom. 11:2-12; Matt. 11:20-26]

   The Lord showed many signs in Capernaum, Bethsaida and Chorazin; yet the number of those who believed did not correspond to the power of the signs. That is why He severely denounced these cities and sentenced them: in the Day of Judgment it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon, Sodom and Gomorrah, than for these cities. We need to judge ourselves according to such a model. How many signs has the Lord shown to Russia, saving it from the most powerful enemies and subduing peoples to it! How many treasures has He granted it, pouring out unceasing signs—in the holy relics and miracle-working icons scattered throughout all of Russia! And yet in our days Russians are starting to turn aside from the faith: one group is falling into total unbelief, another group is falling away into Protestantism, a third group is secretly weaving their own beliefs, thinking to combine spiritism and theological ravings with Divine Revelation. Evil is growing; evil beliefs and unbelief are raising their head, while faith and Orthodoxy are weakening. Will we not come to our senses? … We will end up like the French, for instance, or others.… But if that happens, how do you think it will be for us on the judgment day, after God has shown so many mercies to us? O Lord! Have mercy and save Orthodox Rus’ from Thy just and righteous threatening!