ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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3rd Week of Great Lent. Tone 2.
Великий пост.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Sabinas of Hermopolis, Egypt (287). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Papas of Lycaonia (305-311).

Apostle Aristobulus of the Seventy, bishop of Britain (1st c.). Hieromartyr Alexander, pope of Rome (119). Martyr Julian of Anazarbus (4th c.). St. Serapion, archbishop of Novgorod (1516). Hieromartyrs Trophimus and Thalus, priests, of Laodicea (ca. 300). St. Pimen, fool-for-Christ, enlightener of the Dagestani, and his companion Anthony of Meskhi, Georgia (13th c.). St. Serapion, archbishop of Novgorod (1516). St. Ambrose (Khelaia) the Confessor, catholicos of Georgia (1927). St. Eutropia of Kherson (1968).

St. Abban of Kilabban (Ireland) (650). Martyr Romanus at Parium on the Hellespont. St. Christodulus, wonderworker, of Patmos (1093). New Monk-martyr Malachi of Rhodes, at Jerusalem (1500).

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


   Wisdom—God the Word—hath builded her house—the holy Church—and in it she hath furnished her table, the word of God and the holy Mysteries, especially the Mystery of the Body and Blood. And she hath sent forth her maidens, the holy apostles and their successors, to call everyone to herself for the supper (Prov. 9:1–8). Many have already been called, but the calling still continues. So let the whole house be filled. The feast continues unceasingly. Glory be to God, Who is so merciful toward us. Let us all go! Let us enter in, let nobody remain outside the door. During these days of Lent the calling is particularly intensified, and the feast is particularly abundant. This makes it all the more inexcusable to be deprived of this supper. Let all carve in their memory the following words of Wisdom: he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul (Prov. 8:36); and so pity yourself.