Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy (ca. 109).
St. Paphnutius, monk, and his daughter St. Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria (5th c.). St. Eusebius, hermit, of Asikha in Syria (5th c.). St. Paphnutius, recluse of the Kiev Caves (13th c.).
Synaxis of St. John the Theologian at Diaconissa. Martyr Major of Gaza (304). St. Theognius, bishop of Bethelia near Gaza (523). St. Oswy, king of Northumbria (670). New Hieromartyr Paul (Kozlov), hieromonk of St. Nilus Hermitage (Tver) (1938).
Repose of Blessed Stoina (Euphemia) of Devic Monastery (Serbia) (1895), Schemamonk Nikodim of Karoulia (1984), and Monk Marcu (Dumitrescu) of Sihastria (Romania) (1999).
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.