Orthodox Calendar 2018
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Великомученица Ирина Икона Божией Матери ''Неупиваемая чаша'' Прп. Варлаам Серпуховской
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May 5
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May 18
6th Week after Pascha. Tone 5.
Fast Day.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомGreat-martyr Irene of Thessalonica (1st c.-2nd c.).

St. Barlaam of Serpukhov (1377). Uncovering of the relics of St. James, founder of Zhelezny Borok Monastery (Kostroma) (1422) New Monk-martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri (1426). St. Adrian, founder of Monza Monastery (Galich) (1610).

Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos 'Inexhaustible Cup' (1878).

Sts. Martin and Heraclius, of Illyria (4th c.). St. Eulogius the Confessor, bishop of Edessa (ca. 386). St. Hilary, bishop of Arles (449). St. Euthymius the Wonderworker, bishop of Madytos on the Hellespont (ca. 990).

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 19:1–8; John 14:1–11]

   If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also (John 14:7). Therefore, deists do not know God, in spite of the fact that they bear His name (Deus means God; from here comes the word deist), and reason eloquently about Him. There is no true God without the Son and without the Holy Spirit. He who believes in God, but does not confess Him as the Father of the Son, does not believe in a god that is the true God, but in some personal invention. The true God gave His Son, gave power to become the sons of God (John 1:12), loves them, and hears each of their prayers, for the sake of the Son. That is why he who has the Son has the Father; and he who does not have the Son, does not have the Father. No one comes to the Father except through the Son, and receives nothing from the Father, except through the Son. Apart from the Son there is no path to the true God; and he who thinks to invent Him is deluded.