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Преподобный Елеазар Анзерский Мученики Ермил и Стратоник Прп. Иринарх, затворник Ростовский
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January 26
34th Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
Fast Day.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомAfterfeast of the Theophany. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus at Belgrade (ca. 315). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Irenarchus the Recluse, of Rostov (1616). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Eleazar of Anzersk Island (Solovki) (1656).

Martyr Peter of Anium, at Eleutheropolis (309-310). St. James, bishop of Nisibis (350).

St. Hilary, bishop of Poitiers (369). St. Maximus of Kapsokalyvia Skete, Mt. Athos (1364).

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

Friday. [II Pet. 1:1–10; Mark 13:1–8]

Having enumerated the virtues which we must seek with all diligence, having received grace-filled power, the Apostle says by way of encouragement, If these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Pet. 1:8). The virtues to which he refers here were mentioned in I Pet. 2:21–3:9. Now we shall add only that we are required to manifest these virtues not just once, but rather to make them always abide in us, to be part of our essence, to take root in us. Thus, they must not remain on one level, but ever multiply and grow in strength and fruitfulness. Only then, he says, will you not be barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Pet. 1:8). He who believes in Him and confesses Him enters into the knowledge of the Lord. “You believe?” says the Apostle! See then, that your faith be not barren and unfruitful. What should I do, so that my faith will not be that way? Prosper in every virtue. Where are those who repeat over and over that believing is enough: that nothing more is needed?! Whoever thinks this way is blind.


Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus at Belgrade

The Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus, Slavs by origin, lived at the beginning of the fourth century during a persecution against Christians by the emperor Licinius (311-324).

Venerable Irenarchus the Recluse of Rostov

Irenarchus, Hermit of Rostov, was born into a peasant family in the village of Kondakovo in the Rostov district. In his thirtieth year, he was tonsured a monk at the Rostov Saints Boris and Gleb monastery.

Venerable Eleazar of Anzersk Island, Solovki

Saint Eleazar of Anzersk was born in the city of Kozelsk into the merchant family Severiukov. With the blessing of his parents he went off to the Solovki monastery, where he received monastic tonsure from the igumen Saint Irenarchus.

Martyr Peter Apselamus of Palestine

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

St. James the Bishop of Nisibis

Saint James, Bishop of Nisibis, was the son of prince Gefal (Armenia) and received a fine upbringing.

St. Hilary of Poitiers

As a great bishop and teacher of the Church, St. Hilary bravely defended the Orthodox truth against the heresy of Arius who denied the full divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. His words, penned, as they were, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, continue to inspire us today to remain firm in our confession of the Orthodox faith and to turn ever more to Christ our God in repentance.

Venerable Maximus Kavsokalyvites of Mt Athos

At seventeen years of age he left his parental home, became a monk, and passed his obedience under Elder Mark, the finest spiritual instructor in Macedonia.