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October 13, 2023
Venerable Benjamin of the Kiev Caves (14th)
Iveron Icon of the Mother of God
Martyrs Carpos, Papylos, Agathodoros and Agathonike at Pergamun (251)
Martyr Florentios of Thessaloniki
Martyr Benjamin the Deacon of Persia (421-424)
Venerable Niketas the Confessor of Paphlagonia (c838)
New Martyr Chryse (Zlata) of Bulgaria
Return of the Relics of Venerable Sabbas the Sanctified from Italy to the Holy City (1965)
Friday of the 19th week after Pentecost
Phil 1.27-2.4 (Epistle)
Brethren, let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me. Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Luke 9.12-18 (Gospel)
At that time, the twelve came and said to Jesus, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding towns and country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.” But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.” For there were about five thousand men. Then He said to His disciples, “Make them sit down in groups of fifty.” And they did so, and made them all sit down. Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them. And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him.