Orthodox Calendar 2017
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5th Week after Pascha. Tone 4.
Fast Day.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомRighteous Job the Long-suffering (ca. 2000-1500 b.c.).

Martyrs Barbarus the Soldier, Bacchus, Callimachus, and Dionysius, in Morea (ca. 362). St. Micah, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh (1385). St. Job, abbot and wonderworker of Pochaev (1651). Martyr Barbarus, a former robber, in Epirus (9th c.).

St. Edbert, bishop of Lindisfarne (698). Translation of the relics of St. Sava I of Serbia (1238). Venerable Sinaites of Serbia: Romilus of Ravanica, Romanus of Djunisa, Sisoes of Sinai and Sisojevac, Martyrius of Rukumije, Gregory of Gornjak, Zosimas of Tuman, and Gregory of Sinai (Mt. Athos) (14th c.). St. Seraphim of Mt. Dombos (1602). Translation of the relics of St. Pachomius of Nerekhta (1675). Martyrs Cyria, Caleria [Valeria], and Marcia, of Caesarea in Palestine (304).

Repose of Archbishop Theophylactus (Lopatinsky) of Tver and Kashin, theologian and defender of Orthodoxy (1741), and slaying of Priest John Karastamatis of Santa Cruz (1985).

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

Friday. [Acts 15:5–34; John 10:17–28]

   Ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep says the Lord to the unbelieving Jews. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John 10:26–7). Unbelievers are not of Christ’s fold. At that time, the unbelievers were those who had not yet entered into the fold; but now the unbelievers are all those who have fallen from the faith or who lag behind the fold of Christ. The Lord is the shepherd: all of His sheep go after Him, following His teaching and fulfilling His holy commandments. Sinners are sheep that are sick and weak, but still plod along together with the fold. But those who have lost the faith are those who have totally fallen behind, and have been abandoned to be eaten by wild beasts. These are the ones who are truly backward. They are not from the fold of Christ and they do not hear His voice; and He does not know them, because they do not let themselves be known as did the woman with the issue of blood. And at the judgment it will be said to them: I know you not, depart (cf. Matt. 25:12).


Righteous Job the Long-Suffering

The righteous Job, God’s faithful servant, was the perfect image of every virtue. The son of Zarah and Bossorha (Job 42), Job was a fifth-generation descendent of Abraham.

Venerable Micah the Disciple of the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh

Saint Micah of Radonezh was one of the first disciples of Saint Sergius of Radonezh, and lived with him in the same cell, and under his guidance he attained a high degree of spiritual perfection.

Venerable Job, Abbot and Wonderworker of Pochaev

Saint Job, Abbot and Wonderworker of Pochaev (in the world named Ivan Zhelezo), was born around 1551 in Pokutia in Galicia. At age ten he came to the Transfiguration Ugornits monastery, and at age twelve he received monastic tonsure with the name Job.

Martyr Barbarus in Thessaly, who was a robber

The Holy Martyr Barbarus, formerly a robber, lived in Greece and for a long time he committed robberies, extortions and murders.

'The Earth Cannot Imprison Him'—St. Sava of Serbia

"In creating the Serbian Church, he created the Serbian state and Serbian culture along with it. He brought peace to all the Balkan peoples, working for the good of all, for which he was venerated and loved by all on the Balkan peninsular. He gave a Christian soul to the people of Serbia, which survived the fall of the Serbian state."

Serbia Celebrates Sveti Sava

Saint Sava, known as the Illuminator, was a Serbian prince and Orthodox monk, the first Archbishop of the autocephalous Serbian Church, the founder of Serbian law, and a diplomat.

Life of Our Holy Father Sava I

This young child, Rastko, whose monastic name later was Sava, became and still remains the most beloved of all Serbian Orthodox saints, considered by all Serbs everywhere and at all times as the ultimate expression and example of what it means to be fully human, that is, what it means to be a devout and committed follower of Jesus Christ.