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34th Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
No fast.

Совершается служба на шестьSt. Athanasius the Great (373) Совершается служба на шестьand St. Cyril (444), archbishops of Alexandria. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSts. Cyril, schemamonk, and Maria, schemanun (ca. 1337), parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh.

St. Marcian, monk, of Cyrrhus in Syria (388). St. Athanasius, monk of Valaam and abbot of Syandema (1550). St. Athanasius, founder of Navolotsk Monastery (Karelia) (16th c-17th c.). St. Cyril, abbot, of Kiev (c. 1146). St. Alexis (Shushania), hieromonk, of Teklati, Georgia (1923).

New Hieromartyr Vladimir Zubkovich, archpriest, of Smolevichi (Belorussia) (1937).

Martyr Theodula and her companions Helladius, Boethius, Evagrius, and Macarius, of Anazarbus in Cilicia (ca. 304). St. Ephraim, bishop of Mylasa in Caria (Asia Minor) (5th c.). St. Leobardus of Marmoutier (6th c.). St. Ninnidh of Inismacsaint (Ireland) (6th c.). St. Ephraim the Lesser (the Philosopher) of Georgia (1101). St. Joachim, patriarch of Turnovo (1248). St. Maximus of Serbia, archbishop of Wallachia (1516).

Slaying of Bishop Paul de Ballester-Convallier of Mexico (1984).

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. [I Pet. 3:10–22; Mark 12:18–27]

   But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts (I Pet. 3:15). Sanctifying the Lord in one’s heart is the soul and spirit of the hidden man of the heart depicted above. As in the beginning, God created the body of man out of particles of dust, breathed into him the breath of life (cf. Gen. 2:7), and man became as he ought to be, so the hidden man of the heart, created on the inside from the indicated virtues, is only a real spiritual man when his heart sanctifies the Lord God. Thus, we read in the Lord’s Prayer, “Hallowed[1] Be Thy Name.” If this does not occur, then the man, who was modelled from the aforementioned virtues, will end up a stillborn child, without the spirit of life. Let this be known to those who think to get away with a few virtues without having any relationship to God! What does it mean to sanctify God in the heart? It means showing great reverence before Him unceasingly, always bearing in mind the thought of His omnipresence; being eager at every instant to zealously please Him, and with all fear to beware of everything unpleasing to Him. Especially, it means committing all of your temporal and eternal life unto His fatherly care; to accept all that happens humbly, submissively and thankfully, as coming straight from His hand.

[1]In the Slavonic, the words “sanctify” from the Epistle is the same as word as “hallowed” in the Lord’s prayer.


St. Athanasius the Great the Archbishop of Alexandria

St Athanasius took part in the First Ecumenical Council when he was still a deacon.

St. Athanasius the Great the Patriarch of Alexandria

Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria, was a great Father of the Church and a pillar of Orthodoxy.

St. Cyril the Archbishop of Alexandria

St Cyril was the nephew of Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria, who educated him from his youth.

Sts. Cyril, schemamonk, and Maria, schemanun, parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh

They belonged to the nobility, but more importantly, they were devout and faithful Christians who were adorned with every virtue.

St Marcian of Cyrrhus

Saint Marcian of Cyrrhus lived during the fourth century. He went into the desert, where he lived for many years in solitude, unceasing prayer, and strict fasting.

Venerable Athanasius the Abbot of Syandemsk, Vologda

Righteous Athanasius of Novolotsk

Righteous Athanasius of Navolotsk went at the end of the sixteenth century from the Kargopol region to the Olonets land, where he founded a monastery 78 versts from what later became the city of Petrozavodsk.

Venerable Eprem the Lesser, the Philosopher (†1101)

Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze

Тoday little is known about the life of venerable Eprem the Lesser, the great 11th-century writer, translator, philosopher, and defender of the Georgian Church. His work Reminiscences and other sources, however, provide us with the means to speculate about the major periods of his life and labors.

St. Maximus the New

Saint Maximus the New was the son of King Stephen of Serbia (December 10).