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17th Week after Pentecost. Tone 7.
Fast Day.
Wine and oil allowed.

Совершается служба на шестьHieromartyr Cyprian and Virgin-martyr Justina, of Antioch, and with them Martyr Theoctistus, at Nicomedia (304). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомBlessed Andrew, fool-for-Christ, of Constantinople (911). St. Theodore Ushakov, admiral of the Russian Navy (1817).

Martyrs David and Constantine, princes of Argveti, Georgia (740). St. Anna, princess of Kashin (Euphrosyne in monasticism) (1368). St. Cassian the Greek, monk, of Uglich (1504). Blessed Cyprian of Suzdal, fool-for-Christ (1622).

St. Damaris of Athens (1st c.). Hieromartyr Leodegarius (Leger), bishop of Autun (679). Great-martyr Theodore (Gavra) of Atran in Chaldia of Pontus (1180). New Martyr Hadji George of Philadelphia in Asia Minor (1794).

Repose of Hieroschemamonk Theodosius of Karoulia, Mt. Athos (1937), Monk Roman the Soldier, of Valaam (1994), and Schema-archimandrite Alexander (Vasiliev) of the Pskov Caves Monastery (1998).


Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian and the Holy Virgin Martyr Justina

On this mountain Cyprian studied all manner of diabolical arts: he mastered various demonic transformations; learned how to change the nature of the air; to bring up winds; produce thunder and rain; disturb the waves of the sea; cause damage to gardens, vineyards, and fields; to send diseases and plagues upon people; and in general he learned a ruinous wisdom and diabolical activity filled with evil.

Blessed Andrew the Fool-For-Christ at Constantinople

Blessed Andrew, Fool-for-Christ, was a Slav and lived in the tenth century at Constantinople. From his early years, he loved God’s Church and the Holy Scriptures.

Righteous Admiral Theodore Ushakov of the Russian Naval Fleet

Having neither wife nor children, the admiral settled in the town of Alekseevo near the Sanaxar Monastery, where he regularly attended services on Sundays and Feast Days. During Great Lent he would stay in the monastery, fasting with the monks and attending the services.

Martyrs David and Constantine, princes of Argveti, Georgia

The princes David and Constantine Mkheidze of Argveti were faithful Christians and skilled military leaders.

St. Anna of Kashin, and the times of her childhood

These examples of “passion” for the Faith, for truth, and sanctity touched also Anna’s young soul. It seems that providence even then began to prepare her for suffering, disturbing her heart and soul with images of tortured princes.The mystery of sanctity also touched Anna’s soul at an early age.

The Holy Right-Believing Princess Anna of Kashin

Vladimir Basenkov

Though she became famous for her miracles after her blessed repose, it was not until much later that the holy princess was vouchsafed universal Church veneration.

Venerable Cassian of Uglich

Saint Cassian the Greek of Uglich, in the world Constantine, was a descendant of the Greek Mangupa princes. He arrived in Moscow as part of the delegation to Great Prince Ivan III, together with the daughter of the Byzantine emperor, Sophia Paleologa.