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June 16, 2020
Venerable Tikhon of Medin and Kaluga (1492)
St Tikhon, bishop of Amathus (425)
Venerable Tikhon of Lukh and Kostroma (1503)
Hieromartyr Tigrius the Presbyter and Martyr Eutropius the Reader (404)
New Hieromartyrs Hermogenes, bishop of Tobolsk, Priests Ephraim, Michael, and Peter, and Martyr Constantine (1918)
Venerable Moses of Optina (1862)
St Kaikhosro of Georgia
Tuesday of the 2nd week after Pentecost
Rom 4.4-12 (Epistle)
Brethren, to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.” Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. How then was it accounted? While he was circumcised, or uncircumcised? Not while circumcised, but while uncircumcised. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while still uncircumcised, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they are uncircumcised, that righteousness might be imputed to them als and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.
Matt 7.15-21 (Gospel)
The Lord said: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.