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Services on 30-31 July, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost and the Sunday of the Holy Fathers

On Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July we had services for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of the Holy Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils.  At Divine Liturgy the appointed Prayer for Ukraine was read.  In his sermon the parish rector spoke of the work of the Holy Fathers of the Ecumenical Councils in expressing and defending the Truth once revealed to Apostles.  He also spoke about Saint John the Much-Suffering, a renowned ascetic of the Kiev Caves who struggled greatly with lust, and of the importance of his example and prayers in these troubled times.  Saint John is commemorated by the Russian Orthodox Church on 31 July (18 July on the Julian Calendar).

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