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Беседа Варлаама и Иоасафа Святитель Филарет, митрополит Московский и Коломенский Преподобный Адриан Пошехонский
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December 2
25th Week after Pentecost. Tone 7.
Nativity Fast.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомProphet Obadiah (Abdias) (9th c. b.c.). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Barlaam of Caesarea in Cappadocia (304). Совершается служба со славословиемSts. Barlaam, monk, Ioasaph, prince of India, and Abenner the King, father of St. Ioasaph (4th c.). Совершается служба с полиелеемSt. Philaret, metropolitan of Moscow (1867).

Martyr Heliodorus, in Pamphylia (ca. 273). Martyrs Azes of Isauria and 150 soldiers (284). Martyr Agapius of Gaza (284-305). St. Hilarion of Georgia, wonderworker of Thessalonica (875). St. Barlaam, first abbot of the Kiev Caves (1065). Uncovering of the relics of Hieromartyr Adrian, founder of Poshekhonye Monastery (Rostov) (1625). St. Ioannicius, schemaarchimandrite, of Glinsk Hermitage (1914). St. Porphyriоs of Kapsokalyvia and Kallisa (1991).

New Hieromartyrs Porphyrius (Gulevich), bishop of Simferopol, Ioasaph (Udalov), bishop of Chistopol, Michael (Kvanin), archimandrite, of Moscow, Gennadius (Rebeza), archimandrite, of Odessa, Gerasim (Sukhov), hieromonk, of Kazakhstan, Michael Dimitrev, archpriest, of Selishchi (Ryazan), John Malinovsky, archpriest, of Noviye Gorki (Ivanovo), Sergius Makhaev, archpriest, of Bogorodsk (Moscow), Constantine Mikhailovsky, archpriest, of Mordovia, James Perederiy, archpriest, of Velbovka (Kharkov), and Alexander Serebrov, archpriest, of Simbirsk (1937). New Hieromartyrs Ioasaph (Krymzin), abbot, and Peter (Mamontov), hieromonk, both of the Holy Transfiguration Guslitsky Monastery (Moscow) (1937). New Hiero-confessor Alexis (Kabaliuk), schema-archimandrite, of Khust (Carpatho-Russia) (1947).

St. Patroclus of Bourges (577). St. Egbert, archbishop of York (766). St. Simon, wonderworker of Calabria (10th c.).

Repose of Elder Cleopa of Sihastria, Romania (1998).

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

Friday. [I Tim. 4:4-8, 16; Luke 16:15-18, 17:1-4]

   It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! Therefore, one cannot live offhand, uninhibitedly. One must look around carefully not to tempt anyone. The mind is arrogant and does not look at anyone; but it arouses temptations all around in deed, and even more, in word. Tempting increases and magnifies the woe of the tempter, but he does not sense this and even further expands his temptations. It is good that God’s threat in return for tempting here, on the earth, is almost never fulfilled in hopes of correction; it is put off until the future judgement and retribution; only then will the tempters feel how great is the evil of tempting. Here almost nobody thinks about whether he tempts or doesn’t tempt those around him in his deeds and words. Two sins which are very great in the eyes of God are not regarded as anything by people: tempting and condemnation. The tempter, according to the word of the Lord, would be better off not alive; he who condemns is already condemned. But neither the former nor the latter think about it and cannot even say whether they sin in any such way. What blindness, indeed, surrounds us and how carelessly we walk in the midst of death!


Prophet Obadiah (Abdia)

The Holy Prophet Obadiah [or Abdia] is the fourth of the Twelve Minor Prophets, and he lived during the ninth century B.C.

Martyr Barlaam of Caesarea, in Cappadocia

The Holy Martyr Barlaam lived in Antioch of Syria. During Diocletian’s persecution against Christians, the aged Saint Barlaam was arrested and brought to trial, where he confessed himself a Christian.

Saint Philaret (Drozdov), Metropolitan of Moscow

Knowledge has for its object things visible and comprehensible; faith, things which are invisible, and even incomprehensible. Knowledge is founded on experience, on examination of its object; but faith on belief of testimony to truth. Knowledge belongs properly to the intellect, although it may also act on the heart; faith belongs principally to the heart, although it is imparted through the intellect.

Martyr Heliodorus in Pamphylia

The Holy Martyr Heliodorus lived during the reign of the emperor Aurelian (270-275) in the city of Magidum (Pamphylia).

Martyr Azes of Isauria and 150 soldiers with him

The Holy Martyr Azes and with him 150 Soldiers suffered at Isauria, in Asia Minor, under the emperor Diocletian (284-305). For his confession of the Christian Faith, the saint was arrested and brought to trial before the eparch, Aquilinus.

Venerable Hilarion the Monk and Wonderworker of Thessalonica, Georgian

At the age of fourteen Hilarion left the monastery and his father’s guardianship and settled in a small cave in the Davit-Gareji Wilderness. There he remained for ten years.

Venerable Barlaam the Abbot of the Kiev Near Caves

Saint Barlaam, Igumen of the Kiev Caves, lived during the eleventh century at Kiev, and was the son of an illustrious noble.

Monkmartyr Adrian of Poshekhonye, Yaroslavl

Saint Adrian began to make plans for the construction of a large stone church, and he gathered a sum of money for this purpose. One year after the repose of Elder Leonid, during Great Lent of 1550, on the eve of the commemoration of the 42 Ammoreian Martyrs (March 6), armed robbers burst into the monastery and murdered Saint Adrian after beating him.

Elder Porphyrios ( Bairaktaris), a Short Biography

Klitos Ioannidis

On November 23, 2013, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople accepted the resolution to canonize Elder Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) of Kafsokalivia. His commemoration date is December 2, on which OrthoChristian.com will post more on the elder’s teachings.On November 23, 2013, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople accepted the resolution to canonize Elder Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) of Kafsokalivia.

The Humility and Piety of St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

"I always pray that my spiritual children will love God, Who is everything, so that He will make us worthy to enter His earthly uncreated Church. We must begin from here. I always made the effort to pray, to read the hymns of the Church, the Holy Scriptures and the Lives of the Saints. May you do the same. I tried, by the grace of God, to approach God and may you also do the same."

Saint Porphyrios, Wonderworker of Kavsokaliva

At the age of twelve he left for the Holy Mountain in secret, desiring to emulate Saint John the Hut Burner, whom he loved very much, after he had read his Life.

Venerable Alexei (Kabalyuk)

As a young man he became a novice in the Uniate monastery of Kish-Baranya, but soon he went to Mount Athos, to the Russian Monastery of the Great Martyr Panteleimon, where he converted to Orthodoxy.