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St George the Chozebite (7th)

St Emilian of Cyzicus (9th)

Martyr Abo the Perfumer of Tblisi (790)

Hieromartyr Carterios of Caesarea in Cappadocia (304)

Venerable Domnica of Constantinople (474)

Venerable Elias the Hermit of Egypt (5th)

Martyr Theophilus the Deacon and Helladius

Venerable Agathon of Egypt

Venerable Cyrus and Atticus, patriarchs of Constantinople

Venerable Gregory, Wonderworker of Kiev Caves

Venerable Gregory, Hermit of Kiev Caves

Venerable Paisius of Uglich

Hieromartyr Isidore the Presbyter and 72 others at Yuriev in Estonia (1472)

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Wednesday of the 30th week after Pentecost

Heb 10.1-18 (Epistle)

Brethren, the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come – In the volume of the book it is written of Me – To do Your will, O God.’ “ Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them, then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

Luke 21.5-7, 10-11, 20-24 (Gospel)

At that time, as some spoke of the temple to Jesus, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, These things which you see – the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down. So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?” . . . Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. . . . But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

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