Orthodox Calendar 2023
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Фива диаконисса Коринфская Мученики Никомидийские Блаженный Иоанн Власатый
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15th Week after Pentecost. Tone 5.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHieromartyrs Anthimus, bishop of Nicomedia, and Theophilus, deacon, and Martyrs Dorotheus, Mardonius, Migdonius, Peter, Indes, Gorgonius, Zeno, Domna (virgin), and Euthymius (302). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Theoctistus of Palestine, fellow-faster with St. Euthymius the Great (467). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомBlessed John “the Hairy,” fool-for-Christ, of Rostov (1580).

St. Phoebe, deaconess, at Cenchreae, near Corinth (1st c.). Hieromartyr Aristion (Kelladion), bishop of Alexandria (ca. 167). Martyr Basilissa of Nicomedia (309). St. Ioannicius II, first patriarch of Serbia (1354).

New Hieromartyrs Pimen (Belolikov), bishop of Vernensk, and Meletius (Golokolosv), hieromonk of the Issyk-Kul Holy Trinity Monastery (Kyrgyzstan) (1918).

St. Constantine the New, emperor of Byzantium (641). St. Aigulphus of Provence (Gaul) (676). St. Remaclus, bishop of Maastricht (677). St. Edward, martyr and king of England (978). New Martyr Polydorus of Leucosia (Cyprus), at New Ephesus (1794).

Repose of Priest Peter, fool-for-Christ, of Uglich (1866).

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. [I Cor. 4:17-5:5; Matt. 24:1-13]

   Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Love is destroyed by transgressions; the more sins, the less love. Where there is all sin, do not seek love. Therefore, he who seeks the spread of love and curtailment of lack of love ought to be concerned with decreasing sin and cutting short the sin-loving realm. This is the true foundation for humanism! Having taken up this work, one must use all means to oppose sin. External sins are the fruit of inner sinfulness. Inner sinfulness is rooted in egoism and its offspring. Consequently, humanists need to make it a rule for themselves to suppress egoism by all means; egoism is suppressed most forcefully by not allowing one’s own will. Do not allow yourself to have your own will, and soon you will overcome egoism. On the contrary, no matter what means you want to use against egoism, you won’t be able to do anything with it if you give freedom to your will. It would follow that wherever people seek their own little will, they are seeking an expansion of egoism and the waxing cold of love—and they are seeking the greater evil. Yet such is the spirit of the current time—and evil is growing.