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Преподобный Кирилл Новоезерский Мученик Иерон и с ним 32 воина Мелитинские Священномученик Кирилл( Смирнов), митрополит Казанский и Свияжский
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25th Week after Pentecost. Tone 7.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHoly 33 Martyrs of Melitene: Hieron, Hesychius, Nicander, Athanasius, Mamas, Barachius, Callinicus, Theogenes, Nicon, Longinus, Theodore, Valerius, Xanthius, Theodulus, Callimachus, Eugene, Theodochus, Ostrychius, Epiphanius, Maximian, Ducitius, Claudian, Theophilus, Gigantius, Dorotheus, Theodotus, Castrychius, Anicletus, Theomelius, Eutychius, Hilarion, Diodotus, and Amonitus (290). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Lazarus the Wonderworker, of Mt. Galesion near Ephesus (1054).

Martyr Theodotus of Ancyra (303). Martyrs Melasippus, Cassina, their son Antoninus, and 40 children converted by their martyrdom, at Ancyra (363). St. Zosimas, founder of the Annunciation Monastery at Lake Vorbozoma (1550). Translation of the relics of St. Cyril, founder of Novoezersk Monastery (Novgorod) (1649). Martyrs Auctus, Taurion, and Thessalonica, at Amphipolis in Macedonia. St. Willibrord (Clement), archbishop of Utrecht, apostle of Frisia (739).

New Hieromartyrs Cyril (Smirnov), metropolitan of Kazan, Michael Gusev, archpriest, of Diveyevo, Nicholas Romanovsky, archpriest, of Nikolaev (Kherson) (1937); and Joseph (Petrovykh), metropolitan of Petrograd (1937).

St. Athenodorus, brother of St. Gregory the Wonderworker (3rd c.). Martyr Alexander of Thessalonica (ca. 305). St. Willibrord (Clement), archbishop of Utrecht, apostle of Frisia (739).

Slaying of Priest Daniel Sysoev of Moscow (2009).

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

Monday. [II Thess. 1:1-10; Luke 12:13-15, 22-31]

   Who made Me a judge or a divider over you? the Lord said to the man who asked Him to divide between him and his brother. Then He added: take no thought (Matt. 6:33), about what to eat and drink, or what to wear. Earlier He taught: leave the dead to bury their dead; another time he suggested that it is better not to marry. This means that the attention and heart of Christians turning aside from everything worldly, and freedom from worldly talk and bonds, make up one of the traits of a Christian spirit. That the Lord blesses marriage and supports its integrity, which effectually renews the commandment regarding the relationship between parents and children and attaches significance to civic powers and order, is not a negation of this trait and does not give Christians the right to avoid preserving and cherishing it in their hearts. Compare both things and you will see that you have a duty to keep your heart unworldly amidst worldly routines. How can one do this? Figure out your life yourself; in this is all practical wisdom. The Lord guides one towards solving this with the following rule: seek ye first the kingdom of God. Direct all your concern towards having God reign in you, and everything worldly will lose its binding and burdensome spell over you. Then you will conduct your affairs outwardly, but inwardly your heart will be possessed with something else. But, if on account of this, the resolution arises to cut off this outer relationship to worldly things—you will not lose out: you will come closer to the goal which the faith of Christ will give you.