Orthodox Calendar 2017
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June 15
2nd Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Nicephorus the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (828). Совершается служба на шестьGreat-martyr John the New, of Suceava, at Belgorod (Cetatea Alba) (1330-1340).

Hieromartyr Pothinus, bishop of Lyons (177). Martyrs Blandina and Ponticus of Lyons (177). Uncovering of the relics of St. Juliana, princess of Vyazma (Novotorzhok) (1819). Right-believing Prince Andrew of Nizhegorod (1365).

St. Marinus of Constantinople, son of St. Mary the New, of Byzia (ca. 930). St. Odo, archbishop of Canterbury (959). St. Nicephorus, bishop of Milet (11th c.). New Martyr Demetrius of Philadelphia (1657). New Martyr Constantine the Hagarene, at Constantinople (1819). Hieromartyr Erasmus, bishop of Formia in Campania, and 20,000 martyrs with him (303).

Slaying of Monk Hariton of Holy Archangels Monastery (Kosovo) (1999).

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

Thursday. [Rom. 5:10–16; Matt. 8:23–27]

  They set off for the other side of the sea. The Lord was sleeping. A tempest arose and everyone was terrified, but they forgot that the Lord was with them, and thus there was nothing to fear. This also happens in the earthly and spiritual course of life. When a tempest of misfortunes or passions arises we usually become worried to the point of paralyzation, and think that this is normal; but the Lord sends us a lesson: O ye of little faith! (Matt. 8:26). And justly! It is impossible not to notice what is happening, but it is possible to maintain a wise calmness. First and foremost, see what the Lord wants of you, and submit humbly to His strong hand. Do not rush about, do not become frenzied. Then lift up your faith that the Lord is with you and fall to His feet in prayer. Dot cry, “I perish!” but with devotion call out, “Lord! If Thou wilt—Thou canst do all things. Not my will, but Thy will be done.” Believe, that this is how you will safely escape the tempest that has arisen.