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July 12

Fast

Martyrs Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra (2nd c.). Ven. Michael of Maleinus (962). Martyrs Theodore and his son, John, of Kiev (983). Ven. Arseny of Novgorod, Fool-for-Christ (1570). Ven. Simon, Abbot of Volomsk (1641). Martyr Golinduc (in Baptism Mary), of Persia (591). Ven. John (998) and Gabriel, of the Holy Mountain (Georgian). Icon of the Most-holy Theotokos, “THE THREE HANDS.” (8th c.).

Saints Proclus and Hilary

12 juillet

The Holy Martyrs Proclus and Hilarion were natives of the village of Kallippi, near Ancyra, and they suffered during the time of a persecution under the emperor Trajan (98-117). Saint Proclus was put under arrest first. Brought before the governor Maximus, he fearlessly confessed his faith in Christ. The governor decided to compel the saint to submit himself to the emperor and offer sacrifice to the pagan gods. During his tortures, the martyr predicted to Maximus that soon he himself would be compelled to confess Christ as the true God. They forced the martyr to run after the chariot of the governor, heading towards the village Kallippi. Exhausted, Saint Proclus prayed that the Lord would halt the chariot. By the power of God the chariot halted, and no force could move it from the spot. The dignitary sitting in it became petrified. The martyr told him that he would remain unmoving until such time as he would sign a document with a confession of Christ. Only after this could the chariot continue on its way with the governor.

The humiliated pagan took fierce revenge on Saint Proclus. He commanded that Proclus be led out beyond the city, tied to a pillar and shot with arrows. The soldiers, leading Saint Proclus to execution, told him to give in and save his life, but the saint said that they should follow their orders.

Along the way to the place of execution, they met Hilarion, the nephew of Saint Proclus, who with tears embraced his uncle and also confessed himself a Christian. The soldiers seized him, and he was thrown into prison. The holy Martyr Proclus prayed for his tormentors and surrendered his soul to God beneath a hail of arrows.

Saint Hilarion was brought to trial and, with the same courage as Saint Proclus, confessed himself a Christian. After tortures he was sentenced to death. They tied the martyr’s hands and dragged him by his feet through the city, wounded and bloody, and then they beheaded him three days after the death of his uncle, the holy Martyr Proclus. Christians buried them together in a single grave.

Troparion of the saints, tone 4

Your holy martyrs Proclus and Hilary, O Lord, / through their sufferings have received incorruptible crowns from You, our God. / For having Your strength, they laid low their adversaries, / and shattered the powerless boldness of demons. / Through their intercessions, save our souls!

Kontakion of the saints, tone 4

Like the morning star, / your glorious sufferings enlighten us with holy miracles. / We celebrate your memory, Proclus and Hilary; / pray to Christ God for us / that He will save our souls.

Romans 11:25-36 (Epistle)

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For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
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And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
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for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”
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Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.
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For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
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For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience,
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even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.
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For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.
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Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
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“For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor?”
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“Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?”
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For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Matthew 12:1-8 (Gospel)

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At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.
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And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!”
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But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
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how he entered the house of God and ate the showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests?
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Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless?
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Yet I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple.
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But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.
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For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

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