Orthodox Calendar 2016
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August 10
8th Week after Pentecost. Tone 6.
Fast Day.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHoly Apostles of the Seventy and Deacons: Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas (1st c.). Совершается служба с полиелеемIcon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of Smolensk” (1047). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Pitirim, bishop of Tambov (1698). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSynaxis of the Saints of Tambov.

Martyr Julian of Dalmatia (ca. 138-161). Martyr Eustathius the Soldier, of Ancyra (ca. 316). Martyr Acacius of Apamea (ca. 321). St. Paul of Xeropotamou, Mt. Athos (996). St. Moses, wonderworker, of the Kiev Caves (13th c.-14th c.). St. Anthony, bishop of Rostov, Yaroslavl, and Belozersk (1336).

New Hieromartyr Basil (Erekaev), hieromonk of Sarov Monastery (1937).

Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Umileniye” (“Of Tender Feeling”) of Diveyevo, before which St. Seraphim reposed (1885). Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of the Lavra in Suprasl” (Poland) (16th c).

Sts. Ursus and Leobatius (Leubais), abbots, of Gaul (ca. 500). St. Samson, bishop of Dol, in Brittany (ca. 565). St. Irene Chrysovolantou of Cappadocia (912). St. George the Builder, of Iveron, Mt. Athos (1029). New Martyr David of Aleppo (1660). New Hieromartyr Ignatius of Jablechna (Chelm and Podlasie, Poland) (1942).

Repose of Abbess Daria of Sezenovo (1858).

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. [I. Cor. 10:12-22; Matt. 16:20-24]

   When the Holy Apostles confessed the Saviour to be the Son of God, He said, I must…suffer…and be killed. The work had ripened; it remained only to complete it through the death on the cross. The same thing occurs in the course of a Christian’s moral progress. While he is struggling with his passions, the enemy still hopes somehow to tempt him; but when passions have settled down and the enemy no longer has enough power to awaken them, he presents external temptations, all sorts of wrongful accusations, moreover, the most sensitive. He tries to plant the thought: “So what did you work and struggle for? No good will come of it for you.” But when the enemy thus prepares a war from without, the Lord sends down the spirit of patience to his struggler, thereby preparing a lively readiness in his heart for all sorts of suffering and hostility before the enemy can manage to stir up trouble. As the Lord said about Himself, I must suffer, spiritual strugglers also feel a sort of thirst for sorrows. And when the suffering and hostility come, they meet them with joy, and drink them in like a thirsting man drinks cooling water.