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7th Week after Pascha. Tone 6.
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Afterfeast of the Ascension. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHieromartyr Dorotheus, bishop of Tyre (ca. 362).

Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonides, Arius, Gorgias, Selenias, Irenaeus, and Pambo, of Egypt (ca. 305-311). St. Anubius, confessor and anchorite, of Scetis (4th c.). St. Theodore the Wonderworker, hermit, of the Jordan (6th c.). Abba Dorotheus of Gaza (ca. 620). Translation to Chernigov of the relics of the Blessed Igor-George, tonsured Gabriel, great prince of Chernigov and Kiev (1150). St. Constantine, metropolitan of Kiev (1159). St. Theodore Yaroslavich of Novgorod, brother of St. Alexander Nevsky (1233). Uncovering of the relics (1599) of Sts. Jonah and Bassia, monks, of Pertoma (Solovki) (1599). Sunday of All Saints of Palestine. Sunday of All Saints of Romania. Sunday of All Saints of Bulgaria. Sunday of All Saints of the Iberian Peninsula. Sunday of All Saints of the Czech Lands. Sunday of All Saints of America.

New Hieromartyr Nicholas Riurikov, archpriest, of Vladimirskoye (Siberia) (1943).

Kaluga Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1748). Holy Cross Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos at Budennovsk (Stavropol) (1995).

St. Illidius (Allyre), bishop of Clermont (Gaul) (385). St. Dorotheus of Thebes (ca. 395). Hieromartyr Boniface (Wynfrith), archbishop of Mainz and enlightener of Germany, and those martyred with him, including St. Adalar, bishop of Erfurt (754). Martyr Sanctius (Sancho), soldier, at Cordoba (851). St. Dorotheus, abbot, at Chiliokama on the Black Sea (11th c.). St. Peter, monk, of Korisha, Serbia (1275). Sts. Agapius and Nicodemus, stewards of Vatopedi (14th c.). New Martyr Mark of Smyrna, on Chios (1801).

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. [Acts 21:26–32; John 16:2–13]

When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth (John 16:13). Why is this source of knowledge not mentioned in books of rhetoric? It is not surprising that this point is not in pagan books of rhetoric, but why is it not in Christian ones? Can it be that when a Christian begins to philosophize he ought to cease being a Christian and forget all the true and unquestionable promises which were given to him? People often explain how to see and hear; they also teach well enough to make generalizations and inductions from what is seen and heard. But when the time comes to unravel the meaning of it all, here the nursling of logic is left to the devices of his own guesswork. Why not suggest to him: you have the revelations of the spirit of truth—follow them. They resolve the meaning of all existence and events in an indisputable manner, for they proceed from God, in Whom lies the source of existence itself. Perhaps all the guessing has multiplied so greatly that now all books (about God’s world) are filled with just guesses precisely because no one remembers to make that suggestion? It would be alright if these books were at least a little worthwhile; but it is clear at first glance that they are but the fruit of childish imagination.


Hieromartyr Dorotheus the Bishop of Tyre

The Hieromartyr Dorotheus was bishop of the Phoenician city of Tyre, during the time of the persecution against Christians under the emperor Diocletian (284-305).

Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonides, Arius, Gorgias, Selenias, Irenaeus, and Pambo, of Egypt

The Holy Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonidas, Arius, Gorgias, Pambo, and the women martyrs Selenia and Irene were natives of Egypt and suffered during the reign of Maximian (305-311).

Venerable Theodore the Wonderworker and Hermit of the Jordan

Saint Theodore the Wonderworker lived during the sixth century. In his youth he forsook the world in order to become a monk, withdrawing into the Jordanian wilderness.

Venerable Abba Dorotheus of Palestine

The Holy Abba Dorotheus was a disciple of Saint John the Prophet in the Palestinian monastery of Abba Seridus in the sixth century.

Right-believing Great Prince Igor of Kiev and Chernigov

The mob rushed into church during the Holy Liturgy and seized Igor, who was praying before the icon of the Mother of God, and they dragged him out to kill him.

Blessed Constantine the Metropolitan of Kiev

While all of these things were taking place in Kiev, the sun shone brightly in Chernigov. However, three pillars of fire appeared at night over the body of Saint Constantine. Seeing this marvel, many were filled with fear. On the third day that the body lay in the field, Prince Svyatoslav ordered that the body of the Metropolitan be buried with all the honor befitting his rank.

Repose of St Theodore Yaroslavich the older brother of St Alexander Nevsky in Novgorod

Holy Prince Theodore of Novgorod, the elder brother of Saint Alexander Nevsky, was born in the year 1218. His princely service to his native land began at a very early age.

St. Peter of Korisha

Saint Peter was born in 1211 in the village of Unjimir between the city of Pech and the Field of Kosovo.