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Venerable Xenophon with his wife Maria and their sons Arkadius and John of Constantinople (5th-6th)

Blessed David III the Restorer, King of Georgia (1125)

St Simeon the Old of Mt Sinai (c390)

Martyrs Ananias the Presbyter, Peter the Prison Guard and 7 other guards (295)

Venerable Paula of Palestine

Venerable Gabriel, abbot of Jerusalem

St Joseph Naniescu of Romania

New Martyrs Cyril of Kazan, Arcadius, and Matushka Maria of Gatchina

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Tuesday of the 34th week after Pentecost

Heb 9.8-10, 15-23 (Epistle)

Brethren, the Holy Spirit indicated that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience – concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation. . . . And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you.” Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

Mark 8.22-26 (Gospel)

At that time, Jesus came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. Then He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone in the town.”

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Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, John Chrysostom
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