|Orthodox Calendar 2018|
Afterfeast of the Transfiguration. Martyr Dometius of Persia and two disciples (363). Uncovering of the relics of St. Metrophanes (Macarius in schema), bishop of Voronezh (1832). St. Anthony, elder, of Optina Monastery (1865).
Martyrs Marinus the Soldier and Asterius the Senator, at Caesarea in Palestine (260). St. Or of the Thebaid (ca. 390). Virgin Potamia of Alexandria (4th c.). St. Theodosius the New, of the Peloponnese, healer (9th c.-10th c.). St. Pimen the Much-ailing, of the Kiev Caves (1110). St. Mercurius of the Near Caves in Kiev, bishop of Smolensk (1239). St. Pimen the Faster, of the Far Caves in Kiev (ca. 1141).
New Hieromartyrs Alexander Khotovitsky, protopresbyter, of New York and Moscow, and Athanasius (Yegorov), abbot, of Izmailovo (Moscow) (1937).
Hieromartyr Narcissus, bishop of Jerusalem (ca. 213). Martyr Afra of Augsburg (ca. 304). St. Hyperechius of Egypt (4th c.). St. Victricius of Rouen (407-410). St. Nicanor, wonderworker, of Mt. Callistratus (1549). St. Dometius of Philotheou, Mt. Athos (16th c.). St. Theodora of Sihla (Romania) (18th c.). St. Joseph, monk of Kapsa Monastery on Crete (1874). Holy 10,000 Ascetics of the Thebaid. St. Sozon of Nicomedia. Holy Empresses Irene (803) and Pulcheria (453) of Constantinople.
Repose of Elder Adrian of South Dorotheus Monastery (1853), Schemamonk John the Silent, of Valaam (1894), Elder Callinicus the Hesychast, of Katounakia, Mt. Athos (1930), and Archimandrite Vladimir of Jordanville, New York (1988).
Thoughts for Each Day of the Year
|The beginning of Saint Metrophanes’ tenure as bishop coincided with a dispute over the imperial succession, and a Church schism. Upon his arrival at Voronezh the saint first of all sent an encyclical to the pastors of his diocese, in which he urged his pastors to moral improvement.|