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31st Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday after the Theophany. Tone 6.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомAfterfeast of the Theophany. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Gregory of Nyssa (395). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Dometian, bishop of Melitene (601). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Marcian, priest, of Constantinople (5th c.). Совершается служба на шестьSt. Paul, founder of Obnora Monastery (Vologda) (1429). St. Antipas of Calapodeshti (Romania) and Valaam Monastery (1882). Совершается служба с полиелеемSt. Theophan the Recluse, bishop of Tambov (1894).

Blessed Theosebia the Deaconess, sister of Sts. Macrina, Basil the Great, Peter of Sebaste, and Gregory of Nyssa (385). St. Macarius, founder of Pisma Monastery (Kostroma) (14th c.). Monk-martyr Ephraim, elder of Obnora, and six monks of Obnora whose relics are incorrupt (1538).

New Hieromartyrs Peter Uspensky, archpriest of Radushino (Zaraisk) (1930), and Anatole (Grisyuk), metropolitan of Odessa and Cherson (1938). New Martyr Arsenia (Dobronravova), abbess of the Holy Resurrection–St. Theodore Convent (Shuisk) (1939).

St. Ammon, monk, of Nitria (5th 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

Sunday after Theophany (32nd). [Eph. 4:7–13; Matt. 4:12–17]

Yesterday the Apostle armed the Christian who sets out upon the path of salvation with the whole spiritual armour. Now he shows who the leaders are in this battle procession, and what is the final bright goal of all for our inspiration in times of hardship. The leaders are pastors and teachers, whom the Lord gave to the Church and through whose mouth He Himself utters guiding direction needful for all, as soon as one turns to such leaders with faith and prayerful appeal to the Lord. Those who selflessly walk the Lord’s path know this truth, as do those who lead a struggle with the enemies of salvation without pity for themselves. In their pastors they always find help and are brought to understanding, when, looking from the outside, such help could not be anticipated. For they do not come to men, but to the Lord, who is always prepared to direct and give understanding through such men, to anyone who sincerely and with faith seeks help from Him. The final bright goal is the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ—the stature of a perfect man (Eph. 4:13). We all know what a perfect man is in the usual order of things, and we could hardly find a person who would not wish to attain such perfection. But the meaning of a perfect man in the Lord is something not known to anyone other than those who have entered into that stature. This, however, should not cool one’s fervour for the attainment of such a stature, but on the contrary should kindle it even more; for this lack of knowledge is due to the height of that spiritual perfection which is called a manly stature in a life according to God. The Apostle defined this as the taking on of the fullness of perfections revealed in the Lord and Saviour. Anyone can see that there is reason for us to apply all diligence (II Pet. 1:5) toward our calling.


St. Gregory the Bishop of Nyssa

Saint Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, was a younger brother of Saint Basil the Great. His birth and upbringing came at a time when the Arian disputes were at their height.

St. Dometian the Bishop of Melitene

Saint Dometian, Bishop of Melitene, was born and lived during the sixth century, in the time of the emperor Justin the Younger.

St. Marcian the Presbyter in Constantinople

Saint Marcian, Presbyter of the Great Church, was born at Rome and in his youth he received a first-rate education in Constantinople.

Venerable Paul the Abbot of Obnora, Vologda

Saint Paul of Obnora, a famed disciple of Saint Sergius of Radonezh, was born at Moscow in the year 1317.

Venerable Antipas of Valaam Monastery

Saint Antipas was born in Moldavia, Romania in 1816.

St. Theophan in Vysha

Varvara Kashirina

On January 19, 1894, on the feast of the Theophany, Holy Hierarch Theophan peacefully reposed in the monastery of Vysha, having lived there for twenty-eight years, twenty-two of which were spent in strict reclusion. The period of reclusion is one of the most hidden periods in the life of the Vysha ascetic, known only to the Lord.

Blessed Theosebia the Deaconess, sister of Sts Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa

Saint Theosebia the Deaconess was the sister of Saints Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, and Peter, Bishop of Sebaste. She was a virgin and served the Holy Church as a deaconess, caring for the sick, distributing food to vagrants, raising orphans and preparing women for holy Baptism.

Venerable Macarius the Abbot of Pisma

Saint Macarius of Pisma and Kostroma was a fellow ascetic of Saint Paul of Obnora.