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24th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 7.
No fast.

Совершается служба на шестьPaul the Confessor, archbishop of Constantinople (350). Совершается служба со славословиемSt. Barlaam, founder of Khutyn Monastery (Novgorod) (1192).

Virgin-martyrs Tecusa, Alexandra, Claudia, Matrona, Polactia, Euphrosyne, and Athanasia, of Ancyra (303). St. Luke, monk, of Sicily (820). St. Luke, steward of the Kiev Caves (13th c.). St. Herman, archbishop of Kazan (1567). St. Barlaam of Keret (Karelia) (16th c).

New Hieromartyrs Nicetas (Delektorsky), bishop of Orekhovo-Zuevsk, Barlaam (Nikolsky), abbot, of Andreyevskoe (Moscow), Gabriel (Vladimirov), hieromonk of the St. Michael Skovorodsky Monastery (Novgorod), Gabriel (Gur), hieromonk, of Lytkarino (Moscow), and Arsenius Troitsky, archpriest, of Vlasovo (Moscow) (1937). New Nun-martyrs Seraphima (Gorshkova) of Novodevichy Convent (St. Petersburg) and Nina (Shuvalova) of Chimkent (Kazakhstan) (1937). Synaxis of the New Martyrs of Sarov: Anatole, Basil, Hierotheus, Isaac, and Rufinus (1938).

St. Illtyd, abbot, of Llanilltyd Fawr, Wales (505). St. Leonard of Noblac (Gaul) (ca. 559). St. Winnoc, abbot, of Flanders (716). St. Cowey of Portaferry, abbot, of Moville Monastery (8th c.). St. Demetrianus, bishop of Cytheria on Cyprus (ca. 915). St. Elias Fondaminsky of Paris (1942).

Commemoration of the Sarov Elders: Abbot Pachomius (1794), Hieroschemamonk Joseph (1785), Hieromonks Pitirim (1789) and Matthew (1795), and Monk Joachim (1802).

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 Fourth Sunday After Pentecost. [Eph. 2:14-22; Luke 8:41-56]

  Jairus openly, in front of everyone, fell to the Saviour’s feet beseeching the Lord to heal his daughter, and was heard. The Lord, saying nothing, immediately arose and went to his house. On the way to Jairus’ house a woman with an issue of blood was healed, of course also not without prayer on her part, although she did not appeal in word and did not fall down at the Lord’s feet—she had a heartfelt prayer of faith. The Lord heard her and gave her healing. It all occurred secretly. The woman with the issue of blood turned to the Lord in her heart; the Lord heard this wail of the heart and granted her petition. Both this woman and Jairus had essentially the same prayer, although we can discern certain degrees in them. Such prayers full of faith, hope and devotion never go unheard. People sometimes say, “I pray and pray, but my prayer still is not heard.” Labour to ascend to a measure of prayer that cannot be refused, and you will see why it was not heard. Whether you are in a prayerful situation like Jairus, or in a simple, ordinary one, like everyone around him, such as the woman with the issue of blood, when true prayer arises in your heart it will undoubtedly reach the Lord and incline Him towards mercy. The question is how to attain such prayer. Labour, and you will attain it. All prayer rules have as their object to lift up those who pray to such a measure of prayer, and all who sensibly follow this course of prayer reach their goal.


St. Paul the Confessor the Archbishop of Constantinople

Saint Paul the Confessor, Archbishop of Constantinople, was chosen to the patriarchal throne after the death of Patriarch Alexander (+ 340), when the Arian heresy had again flared up. Many of the Arians were present at the Council which selected the new Archbishop of Constantinople.

Venerable Barlaam the Abbot of Khutyn, Novgorod

St Barlaam led a strict solitary life, occupying himself with unceasing prayer and keeping a very strict fast. He was a zealous ascetic in his labors: he cut timber in the forest, chopped firewood and tilled the soil, fulfilling the words of Holy Scripture, “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat” (2 Thess. 3: 10).

Martyr Theodotus of Ancyra, who suffered under Decius

The Holy Martyr Theodotus and the Holy Seven Virgins Tecusa, Phaine, Claudia, Matrona, Julia, Alexandra and Euphrasia lived during the second half of the third century in the city of Ancyra, Galatia, and died as martyrs for Christ at the beginning of the fourth century.

Venerable Luke of Sicily

Saint Luke of Sicily was a native of the Sicilian city of Tauromenium.

Second Translation of the relics of St Herman the Archbishop of Kazan

St Herman the Archbishop of Kazan

Saint Herman, Archbishop of Kazan, lived during the sixteenth century. He was born in the city of Staritsa, and was descended from the old boyar nobility of the Polevi.

Saint Barlaam of Keretsk

Saint Barlaam of Keretsk served during the sixteenth century as a priest in the Keretsk area of the Kolsk peninsula on the White Sea.

Saint Barlaam of Keretsk

Saint Barlaam of Keretsk served during the sixteenth century as a priest in the Keretsk area of the Kolsk peninsula on the White Sea.

Venerable Illtyd, Abbot of Llantwit Major in Wales and the Teacher of the Welsh

Dmitry Lapa

St. Illtyd, who knew very well both the Old and New Testaments, all kinds of philosophy, and other sciences, and was one of the most learned figures of his age, was probably born in the first half of the fifth century.