Orthodox Calendar 2022
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Нектарий Эгинский Божия Матерь Скоропослушница Мчч. Онисифор и Порфирий
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24th Week after Pentecost. Tone 6.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Onesiphorus and Porphyrius, of Ephesus (284-305). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Matrona, abbess, of Constantinople (492). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Theoctista of the isle of Lesbos (881).

Martyr Alexander of Thessalonica (ca. 305). Martyr Anthony of Apamea (5th c.). St. John the Short, of Egypt (ca. 407). Sts. Eustolia (610) and Sosipatra (625), of Constantinople. St. Onesiphorus the Confessor, of the Kiev Caves (1148). St. Nectarius (Kephalas), metropolitan of Pentapolis (1920).

New Hieromartyrs Parthenius (Bryansky), bishop of Ananyevsk, Alexis (Zadvornov), hieromonk, of the Afanasiev Convent (Yaroslavl), Paul Ansimov, archpriest, of Moscow, Nestor Panin and Theodore Chichkanov, archpriests, of Semipalatinsk, Dimitry Rusinov, archpriest, of Boyarkino (Moscow), and Elijah Rylko, archpriest, of Ilinskoye (Moscow) (1937).

Совершается служба с полиелеемIcon of the Most Holy Theotokos “She Who Is Quick to Hear” of Docheiariou, Mt. Athos (10th c.).

Martyrs Claudius, Castor, Sempronian, and Nicostratus, of Pannonia (ca. 306). St. Benen (Benignus), bishop of Armagh (468). St. Symeon Metaphrastes, of Constantinople (960). Sts. Euthymius (990) and Neophytus (ca. 1118), of Docheiariou, Mt. Athos. St. Iakovos (Tsalikis), elder, of Euboia (1991).

Repose of Righteous Eldress Matrona of Penza (1937) and Elder Macarius (Mordovtsev), fool-for-Christ, of Novopskov and Starobelsk (1981).

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

Tuesday. [II Thess. 1:10-2:2; Luke 12:42-48]

   The parable about the steward shows how a Christian should behave with relation to worldly things. A steward diligently does his work, but in his heart he is not attached to anything, he is free from all bonds, he relates to everything outwardly. So also must a Christian be in relation to all worldly things. But is this possible? It is possible. As there exists outward piety without inner piety, so worldliness which is only outward is possible without inner bonds. But in such a case, will everything around us turn into a single lifeless form, emitting coldness like a marble statue? No; in the midst of worldly things another life will develop which is more attractive than the fullest worldliness. Worldly things, being worldly things, truly will remain as the form, while that which warms the heart will start to proceed from another source, and whosoever drinketh from this source will no longer thirst. But then, is it better to drop everything? Why? Even one who outwardly drops everything can still be attached in his heart, and one who does not outwardly drop everything can be free from bonds. Of course it is more convenient for one who outwardly renounces everything to control his heart. Choose what is more convenient for you; just be disposed as the Lord commands.