Orthodox Calendar 2022
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Святые князья страстотерпцы Борис и Глеб
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8th Week after Pentecost. Tone 6.
No fast.

Совершается служба на шестьMartyr Christina of Tyre (ca. 300). Совершается служба с полиелеемHoly Martyrs and Passion-bearers Boris and Gleb of Russia, in holy baptism Romanus and David (1015).

St. Polycarp, archimandrite, of the Kiev Caves (1182). St. Pachomius, abbot, near Vologda (1479). St. Bogolep, child schemamonk, of Cherny Yar, near Astrakhan (1654). St. George (Konissky), archbishop of Mogilev (1795).

New Hiero-confessor John Kalinin, priest, of Olenevka (1951). 17 New Martyrs of Mgarsk Monastery (Poltava): Abbot Ambrose, hieromonks Arcadius, Ioannicius, Jonah, Joseph, Nicanor, Athanasius, Theophan, Serapion, Nicostratus, and Julian, and monks Ioannicius, Herman, Nazarius, Parthenius, Potapius, and Dorymedon (1919).

St. Declan, bishop of Ardmore (Ireland (5th c.). St. Bernulphus, bishop of Utrecht (Neth.) (1054). St. Hilarion of Tvali, Georgia (1041). New Martyr Theophilus of Zakynthos, at Chios (1635). New Martyr Athanasius of Nicaea, at Constantinople (1670). Serbian New Martyrs of Prebilovci (Herzegovina) (1941).

Repose of Blessed Monk Tikhon of Turukhan in Siberia (1682).

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

Saturday. [Rom. 13:1-10; Matt. 12:30-37]

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. What you put in the treasury is what you receive: if you put in gold—you will take away gold; if you put in copper—you will take away copper. Of course, copper can be passed off as gold; but an expert will immediately recognize the forgery. How can we make it so that in our treasury there is only gold; that is, so that in the heart there is only good? The heart by its nature is a treasury of good things; evil came later. Take an anatomical knife of attentiveness and lack of self pity, separate what is unnatural and cut it out. One after the other the evil will leave, while the good will become strengthened and spread; what will remain, at last, will be only good. The question is how to determine what is natural and unnatural. Do not listen to today’s naturalists;[1] they explain everything inside out: what is natural, for them is unnatural; while what is unnatural, for them is natural—they call evil good, and good evil. Look at what the Lord says in the Gospels and the holy apostles in their writings, and according to their instructions determine what is natural. In such a manner, at last, you will gather much good and will bring it forth out of your heart. Pray to the Holy Spirit: “O treasury of good things, entreasure good in my heart!”

[1]By “naturalists” is meant those people who rely on natural science for answers, and deny religion.