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Cheese-fare Week—no meat; fish and dairy allowed. Cheese-fare (Forgiveness) Sunday. Tone 4.
Заговенье на Великий пост.
Cheese-fare Week—no meat.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Nicephorus of Antioch (ca. 257). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомUncovering of the relics of St. Innocent, bishop of Irkutsk (1805). Uncovering of the relics (1992) of New Hiero-confessor Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1992).

Hieromartyrs Marcellus, bishop of Sicily, Philagrius, bishop of Cyprus, and Pancratius, bishop of Taormina, disciples of Apostle Peter (1st c.). St. Pancratius, hieromonk of the Kiev Caves (13th c.). Sts. Gennadius (ca. 1516) and Nicephorus (1557) monks, of Vazhe Lake (Vologda).

Martyr Apollonia of Alexandria (249). St. Romanus the Wonderworker, of Cilicia, near Antioch (5th c.). Sts. Aemilianus and Bracchio, of Tours (Gaul) (6th c.). St. Teilo, bishop of Llandaff, Wales (6th c.). Hieromartyr Peter, bishop of Damascus (743).

Repose of Maria, desert-dweller of Olonets (1860).

Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
According to the Daily Church Readings from the Word of God
By St. Theophan the Recluse

St. Theophan the Recluse

Cheese-fare Sunday. [Rom. 13:11–14:4; Matt. 6:14–21]

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you; But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses (Matt. 6:14–15). What a simple and handy means of salvation! Your trespasses are forgiven under the condition that you forgive the trespasses of your neighbour against you. This means that you are in your own hands. Force yourself to pass from agitated feelings toward your brother to truly peaceful feelings—and that is all. Forgiveness day—what a great heavenly day of God this is! If all of us used it as we ought, this day would make Christian societies into heavenly societies, and the earth would merge with heaven.