Orthodox Calendar 2017
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23rd Week after Pentecost. Tone 5.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомVirgin-martyr Anastasia of Rome (ca. 250). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Abramius the Recluse and his niece St. Mary, of Mesopotamia (360). Совершается служба со славословиемSt. Abramius, archimandrite, of Rostov (1073-1077).

Martyrs Claudius, Asterius, Neon, and Theonilla, of Aegae in Cilicia (285). St. Anna (known as Euphemianus) of Mt. Olympus in Bithynia (826). St. Serapion of Zarzma, Georgia (900). St. Abramius the Recluse, of the Near Caves in Kiev (13th- 14th c.).

St. Ermelindis, anchoress, in Meldaert (Belgium) (ca. 592). St. Colman of Kilmacduagh (Ireland) (632). Glorification of Equal-tothe- Apostles Rostislav, prince of Greater Moravia (1994). New Martyr Athanasius of Sparta, at Mountania (1653). New Monk-martyr Timothy of Esphigmenou, Mt. Athos, at Adrianople (1820). Martyr Melitena of Marcionopolis.

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. [II Cor. 8:1-5; Luke 8:16-21]

   Nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Therefore, no matter how much we hide of our bad deeds, a record of them is made independently of us, which in its time will be presented. What is the parchment on which this record is written? Our conscience. We sometimes force it to be silent—and it is silent. But although it is silent, it does its work, keeps a most precise chronicle of our deeds. What is one to do if many bad things are written there? One must wipe out what is written there. With what? With tears of repentance. These tears will wash away everything and not a single trace will remain of these bad things written. If we do not wash them away, then at the judgement we ourselves will have to read everything written. But since then the truth will reign in our consciousness, we ourselves will pronounce our judgement, and the Lord will confirm it. Then there will be a decision which cannot be appealed, because each person will condemn himself, and will have nothing to do with anyone else. All of this will occur in the twinkling of an eye: you will look and see what you are. You will immediately hear from the Lord, Who is omnipresent, a confirmation of the judgement; and then it will be the end of everything.…