Orthodox Calendar 2017
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June 22
3rd Week after Pentecost. Tone 1.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Совершается служба на шестьSt. Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria (444). St. Alexis Mechev, archpriest, of Moscow (1923). Совершается служба со славословиемSt. Cyril, founder of White Lake (Belozersk) Monastery (1427).

Nun-martyrs Thecla, Mariamne, Martha, Mary, and Enmatha, in Persia (346). St. Alexander, founder of the Kushta Monastery (Vologda) (1439). Righteous Cyril of Velsk, or Vazhe (Vologda) (15th c.).

St. Raphael, monk of Old Agapia Monastery (Moldavia) (2005).

Hieromartyr Alexander, bishop of Prusa. St. Baithene, abbot, of Tiree and Iona (600). St. John of Shavta, bishop of Gaenati (12th-13th c.). St. Columba of Iona (597).

Repose of Hieromonk Vitaly of Valaam (1856).

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. 8:22-27; Matt. 10:23-31]

   There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. Consequently, regardless of how we hide in our sins now, it is of no use to us at all. The time will come—and is it far off?—when all will come to light. What should we do? Do not hide. If you have sinned—go and reveal your sin to your spiritual father. When you receive absolution, the sin vanishes, as if it never was. Nothing will have to be revealed and shown. If you hide the sin and do not repent, you keep it in yourself, so that there will be something to come to light at the proper time unto your accusation. God revealed all of this to us in advance, so that while still here we will manage to disarm His righteous and terrible judgment upon us sinners.