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Святая мученица Татиана Святитель Савва Сербский Мартиниан Белозерский
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34th Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомAfterfeast of the Theophany. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Tatiana of Rome and companions (226–235). Совершается служба со славословиемSt. Sava I, enlightener and first archbishop of Serbia (1237). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Martinian, abbot of White Lake Monastery (1483), and his disciple Galacteon (1506).

Martyr Mertius of Mauretania (284-305). Martyr Peter Apselamus of Eleutheropolis in Palestine (309-310). St. Eupraxia of Tabenna in Egypt (393). St. John of Tula, fool-for-Christ (1850).

“Milk-giver” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

St. Theodora of Alexandria, instructress of nuns (5th c.). Martyr Philotheus of Antioch (ca. 305). St. Benedict Biscop, abbot, of Wearmouth (690). Eight Martyrs of Nicaea. St. Elias the Wonderworker, of Egypt (4th c.)

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

Thursday. [I Pet. 4:12–5:5; Mark 12:38–44]

 The widow placed in the treasury (the church collection box) two mites (a half-kopeck piece, approximately); but the Lord said that she cast in more than anyone, although the others were casting in rubles and tens of rubles. What gave extra weight to her mite? It is the disposition with which the offering was made. Do you see the difference between the doing of good without soul, by habit, and the doing of good with soul and heart? It is not the external aspects of a deed which give it value, but the inner disposition. It may happen that a deed which is outstanding in every regard has no value whatsoever before God, yet a deed which is insignificant in appearance is valued greatly. What follows from this is evident in and of itself. But do not take it into your head to be careless about external things, intending to limit yourself only to inner things. That widow would not have received approval if she had said to herself, “I too have the desire to put in money—but what should I do? I only have two mites. If I give them away, I myself will be left with nothing. She had the desire and acted upon it as well, committing her life into the hands of God. Nobody would have condemned her If she had put in nothing—neither people, nor God. But then she would not have revealed such a disposition, which singled her out from the ranks of others and made her renowned throughout the entire Christian world.


Martyr Tatiana of Rome, and those who suffered with Her

The Holy Virgin Martyr Tatiana was born into an illustrious Roman family, and her father was elected consul three times.

'The Earth Cannot Imprison Him'—St. Sava of Serbia

"In creating the Serbian Church, he created the Serbian state and Serbian culture along with it. He brought peace to all the Balkan peoples, working for the good of all, for which he was venerated and loved by all on the Balkan peninsular. He gave a Christian soul to the people of Serbia, which survived the fall of the Serbian state."

Serbia Celebrates Sveti Sava

Saint Sava, known as the Illuminator, was a Serbian prince and Orthodox monk, the first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Church, the founder of Serbian law, and a diplomat.

Life of Our Holy Father Sava I

This young child, Rastko, whose monastic name later was Sava, became and still remains the most beloved of all Serbian Orthodox saints, considered by all Serbs everywhere and at all times as the ultimate expression and example of what it means to be fully human, that is, what it means to be a devout and committed follower of Jesus Christ.

Venerable Martinian the Abbot of Belozersk

Saint Martinian of White Lake, in the world Michael, was born in the year 1370 in the village of Berezniko, not far from the Cyrilov monastery. At age thirteen he left his parents and went secretly to Saint Cyril of White Lake, whom many described as a great ascetic.

Martyr Mertius of Mauretania

The Holy Martyr Mertius was a soldier. He suffered for Christ in Africa during the reign of Diocletian (284-305).

Martyr Peter Apselamus of Palestine

The Holy Martyr Peter Apselamus was a native of the village of Aneia in Palestine.

Venerable Eupraxia of Tabenna, in Egypt

Saint Eupraxia the Elder was the mother of Saint Eupraxia, maiden of Tabennisi. She was the wife of the pious senator Antigonus, who was related to the emperor Theodosius the Great.

Icon of the Mother of God the “Milk-Giver” of the Hilandar Monastery on Mt. Athos

The “Milk-Giver” Icon of the Mother of God was originally located at the Lavra of St Sava the Sanctified near Jerusalem. Before his death, the holy founder of the Lavra foretold that a royal pilgrim having the same name as himself would visit the Lavra. St Sava told the brethren to give the wonderworking icon to that pilgrim as a blessing.