Orthodox Calendar 2018
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February 27
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March 12
4th Week of Great Lent. Tone 7.
Great Lent.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Procopius the Confessor, of Decapolis (ca. 750).

St. Thalelaeus, hermit, of Gabala in Syria (460). St. Titus, hieromonk of the Kiev Caves (1196). St. Titus the Soldier, monk of the Kiev Caves (14th c.). St. Pitirim, bishop of Tambov (1698).

Martyrs Julian and his disciple Chroniun, at Alexandria (250-252). Martyr Gelasius the Actor, of Heliopolis (297). St. Macarius, bishop of Jerusalem (334). Sts. Asclepius and James of Nimouza, monks, near Cyrrhus (5th c.). St. Leander, bishop of Seville (600-601). St. Stephen, monk, of Constantinople (614). New Martyr Elias of Trebizond (1749). St. Timothy of Caesarea, monk.

Repose of Archimandrite Photius of the Yuriev Monastery (Novgorod) (1838), Monk Anthony (1848) and Hieromonk Justinian (1966), both of Valaam, and Archimandrite Alypy (Voronov) of the Pskov Caves Monastery (1975).

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

Monday (the fourth week of Lent).

The Apostle Paul says that the Israelites, crossing the sea, were baptized in it (I Cor. 10:2).[1] Such a baptism served for them as a division between Egypt and themselves. Peter the Apostle adds: The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (I Pet. 3:21). Our baptism saves us and serves as a dividing wall between the dark, satanic realm of sin and the world, and the brightness of life in Christ. One who is baptized cuts himself off from all earthly hopes and supports, and lives in this age as if in a desert, not tied to anything. His heart is not on the earth, it is totally in that age. All that is here touches him in passing, so that having a wife he is as though he has none; buying, he is as though possessing nothing. In general, he uses the world, as though he uses it not (cf. I Cor. 7:30).

[1]The Slavonic for I Pet. 3:21 reads: So in like manner baptism doth also now save us.