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Император Иустиниан Апостол Филипп Святитель Григорий Палама, архиепископ Фессалонитский
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November 27
24th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7.
Eve of the Nativity Fast.
No fast.

Совершается служба с полиелеемHoly and All-Praised Apostle Philip (ca. 81-96).

St. Justinian the Emperor (565) and his wife St. Theodora (548). Repose of St. Alexander Nevsky (Alexis in schema), great prince of Novgorod (1263). St. Gregory Palamas, archbishop of Thessalonica (1360). St. Philip, founder of Irap Monastery (Novgorod) (1527).

New Hieromartyrs Aristarchus (Zaglodin-Kokorev), hieromonk of St. Nicholas Peshnosha Monastery (Moscow), Nicholas Vinogradov, archpriest, of Teryaeva Sloboda (Moscow), Sergius Znamensky, archpriest, of Kashira (Moscow), George Izbekov, archpriest, of Perlovka (Moscow), Sergius Konstantinov, archpriest, of Kimry (Tver), Dimitry Lebedev, archpriest, of Spirovo (Moscow), Basil Likharev, archpriest, of Aksinyino (Moscow), Alexis Nikologorsky, archpriest, of Tver, Basil Nikolsky, archpriest, of Orekhovo-Zuyevo (Moscow), Alexander Pokrovsky, archpriest, of Novo-Vasilevskoye (Moscow), and Sergius Rufitsky, archpriest, of Ivanovo (Moscow) (1937).

St. Dyfrig, bishop in Hereford and Gwent, hermit, of Bardsey Island (ca. 550). St. Malo of Brittany (7th c.). Virgin Martyrs of Emesa (Syria) (779). St. Alberik, bishop of Utrecht (784). St. Fantinus the Younger, of Calabria (ca. 1000). New Martyr Constantine of Hydra, at Rhodes (1800). New Martyr Panteleimon the Youth, of Asia Minor.

Repose of Archimandrite Lazarus (Moore) of Eagle River, Alaska (1992).

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

Twenty Fifth Sunday After Pentecost. [Eph. 4:1-6; Luke 10:25-37]

   To the man who asked how to be saved, the Lord on his part offered a question: What is written in the law? how readest thou? By this He showed that to resolve all perplexity one must turn to the word of God. And so that there will not be such perplexity at all it is best to always read Divine Scripture attentively, with discernment and sympathy, applying it to your own life, and fulfilling in your own thoughts what relates to thoughts, in your own feelings and dispositions what relates to the senses, and in your deeds what relates to deeds. One who hearkens to the word of God gathers bright understanding of all that is in him, what is near to him, and what is above him; he clarifies his obligations in all aspects of life, and holy rules, like valuable pearls, are strung onto the thread of his conscience, which then precisely and definitely indicate how and when to act so that he please the Lord. He tames the passions—something reading the word of God always acts to assuage. No matter what passion troubles you, begin to read the word of God and the passion will become quieter and quieter, and at last it will be entirely calmed. He who enriches himself through knowledge of the word of God is overshadowed by the pillar of cloud which guided the Israelites in the desert.


Holy, All-Praised Apostle Philip

The Holy and All-praised Apostle Philip, was a native of the city of Bethsaida in Galilee. He had a profound depth of knowledge of the Holy Scripture, and rightly discerning the meaning of the Old Testament prophecies, he awaited the coming of the Messiah.

St. Justinian the Emperor

Saint Justinian, a major figure in the history of the Byzantine state, was also a great champion of Orthodoxy, a builder of churches and a Church writer.

St. Theodora the Empress

Saint Theodora was the wife of Saint Justinian the emperor, and lived during the sixth century.

St Gregory Palamas the Archbishop of Thessalonica

Endowed with fine abilities and great diligence, Gregory mastered all the subjects which then comprised the full course of medieval higher education. The emperor hoped that the youth would devote himself to government work. But Gregory, barely twenty years old, withdrew to Mount Athos in the year 1316.

Light for the World: the Life of St. Gregory Palamas (1296–1359)

Fr. Bassam A. Nassif

One wonders why his earthly remains are still held in such great veneration. How could his bones remain incorruptible more than six hundred years after his death? Indeed, St. Gregory’s life clearly explains these wondrous facts.

The “Troublemaker” Who Became a Saint

Fr. James Guirguis

He was once called “the cause of all disorders and disturbances in the Church.” Now imagine that he was called “the cause of all disorders and disturbances in the Church” by the Patriarch of Constantinople himself.

St. Philip the Abbot of Irap Near Novgorod

Saint Philip, Abbot of Irap near Novgorod, in the world Theophilus, was the founder of the Irap wilderness-monastery.

Holy Hierarch Dyfrig (Dubricius) of Wales

Dmitry Lapa

St. Dyfrig, also known by the Latin name of Dubricius, was one of the founders of Orthodox monasticism in Wales.