ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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Совершается служба на шестьSt. Onuphrius the Great (4th c.). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Peter of Mt. Athos (734).

Sts. John, Andrew, Heraclemon, and Theophilus, hermits, of Egypt (4th c.). St. Arsenius, founder of Konevits Monastery (1447). St. Onuphrius, founder of Malsk Monastery (Pskov) (1492). Sts. Onuphrius and Auxentius, monks, of Vologda (15th c.-16th c). St. Stephen of Komel, founder of Ozersk Monastery (Vologda) (1542). Sts. Jonah and Bassian, monks, of Pertoma (Solovki) (1561). First (1650) and second (1909) glorifications of St. Anna, princess of Kashin (Euphrosyne in monasticism). St. Onuphrius, founder of Katrom Monastery (Vologda) (16th c). Uncovering of the relics of St. John of Moscow, fool-for-Christ (1672).

Miracle-working icons of the Theotokos and St. Onuphrius at St. Onuphrius Monastery (Poland).

St. Amphianus, bishop and confessor, in Cilicia (ca. 310). St. Olympius, bishop and confessor, in Thrace (4th c.). St. Timothy the Hermit, of Egypt (4th c.). Virgin-martyr Cunera of Rhenen (Neth.) (451). St. Julian of the Dagouta Church in Constantinople. St. John the Soldier, of Egypt (6th c.-7th c.). St. John (Tornicus) of Mt. Athos and Georgia (998). Synaxis of the Saints of St. Onuphrius Monastery at Jablechna (Poland). St. Triphyllius, bishop of Leucosia [Nicosia] on Cyprus (370) (Gr. Cal).

Repose of Elder Peter of Katounakia, Mt. Athos (1867), and Blessed Hermit Philaretus of Mt. Athos (1961).

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

Saturday. [Rom. 1:7–12; Matt. 5:42–48]

  Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matt. 5:44). There is nobody on the earth without love. People love their parents and relatives, benefactors and protectors. But the feeling of love toward parents, relatives, protectors and benefactors is natural and forms unaided in the heart; that is why the Lord does not give it value. True Christian love is proved by our relationship to enemies. Not only should light and incidental annoyances not extinguish our love for others, but not even attacks and persecutions, misfortunes and deprivations, intentionally and hostilely inflicted. We must not only bless these people, but also do good to them and pray for them. See whether you have such a disposition toward your enemies, and judge by this whether you have Christian love, without which there is no salvation.