|Orthodox Calendar 2016|
The Bright Resurrection of Christ, The Passover (Pascha) of the Lord.
St. John, disciple of St. Gregory of Decapolis (ca. 820-850).
Martyrs Victor, Zoticus, Zeno, Acindynus, and Severian, of Nicomedia (303). St. Cosmas, bishop of Chalcedon, and his fellow-ascetic St. Auxentius (815-820). New Martyr John the Tailor, of Ioannina, at Constantinople (1526). St. Euthymius the Enlightener of Karelia (1435), and righteous laymen Anthony and Felix of Karelia.
New Martyr Tamara (Satsi), abbess, of Cheboksara (Chuvashia) (1942). New Hieromartyr Alexis Krontenkov, priest, of Ekaterinburg (1930). New Hieromartyrs Nicholas (1937) and Basil Derzhavin (1930), priests, and martyred lay people of the city of Gorodets (Nizhni-Novgorod).
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Glykophylousa” (“Sweet-kissing”).
St. Naucratius, abbot, of the Studion (848). St. Basil (Ratishvili) the Georgian, of Iveron Monastery, Mt. Athos (13th c.). Martyr Tunom, Arab emir who confessed Christ on seeing the Holy Fire in Jerusalem (1579). Martyr Sabbas the Goth, at Buzau in Wallachia (372) (Gr. Cal). St. Athanasia the Wonderworker, abbess, of Aegina (850).
Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
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