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August 8, 2020
Venerable Gregory, the Iconographer of the Kiev Caves, near caves (12th)
Venerable Gregory of Mt Sinai
St Emelian the Confessor, bishop of Cyzicus (c815-820)
First (1566) and Second (1992) Translation of the relics of the Venerable Zosima and Sabbatius of Solovki
St Myron the Wonderworker, bishop of Crete (c350)
Martyrs Eleutherius and Leonidus
Saturday of the 9th week after Pentecost
Rom 14.6-9 (Epistle)
Brethren, he who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
Matt 15.32-39 (Gospel)
At that time, Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” Then His disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?” Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.” So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left. Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.