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4th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Andrew, archbishop of Crete (740). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Martha, mother of St. Symeon Stylites (the Younger), of the Wonderful Mountain (551). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Andrew (Rublev), iconographer, of the Spaso-Andronikov Monastery (Moscow) (15th c.). Совершается служба с полиелеемHoly Royal Martyrs of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, Tsaritsa Alexandra, Crown Prince Alexis, and Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, and those martyred with them (1918).

Martyrs Theodotus and Theodota, martyred with St. Hyacinth at Caesarea in Cappadocia (108). Hieromartyr Theodore, bishop of Cyrene in Libya, and with him Martyrs Cyprilla, Aroa, and Lucia (310). Burial of St. Andrew, prince of Bogoliubovo (1174). Uncovering of the relics of St. Euthymius the Wonderworker, archimandrite, of Suzdal (1507). New Hieromartyrs Sava, bishop of Gornji Karlovac (1941) and George Bogich, priest, of Nasice (1941).

New Hieromartyr Nilus, hieromonk, of Poltava (1918).

Hieromartyrs Innocent and Sabbatius, and 30 others with them, in Sirmium of Pannonia (304). Translation of the relics of St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours (460-490). St. Ulrich of Augsburg and Bavaria (973). St. Michael Choniates, metropolitan of Athens (1222). Hieromartyr Donatus, bishop of Libya.

Repose of Hieroschemamonk John, founder of Sarov Monastery (1737), Righteous Confessor Andrew the Russian, at Cairo (ca. 1850), and Archpriest Tikhon Pelikh of Sergiev Posad (1983). Slaying of General Dragoljub (Drazha) Mihailovic of Serbia (1946).

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

Fourth Sunday After Pentacost. [Rom. 6:18-23; Matt. 8:5-13]

   What faith the centurion has! The Lord Himself marvelled. The essence of this faith is that he confessed the Lord to be the God of all things, an all-powerful sovereign and master of all that exists; for this reason he beseeched, speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. I believe that everything is under Your authority and everything obeys Your slightest beckoning. The Lord requires the same faith of us, as well. He who has this faith knows no lack, and whatsoever he asks, he receives. Thus has the Lord Himself promised. Oh, when will we have if only a little of such faith! But this faith is also a gift; we must ask for it as well, and ask for it with faith. Let us ask for it, with a feeling of need for it, ask for it continually, fervently, at the same time aiding its unfolding within us through corresponding thoughts, and most of all by submitting to God’s commandments.