Orthodox Calendar 2018
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Феодоровская икона Божией Матери Нерукотворный Образ Господа Иисуса Христа Диомид врач
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August 16
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August 29
14th Week after Pentecost. Tone 4.
Fast Day.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомAfterfeast of the Dormition. Совершается служба со славословиемTranslation of the Image Not-Made-by-Hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ from Edessa to Constantinople (944). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Diomedes the Physician, of Tarsus in Cilicia (298). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знаком33 Martyrs of Palestine.

St. Chaeremon of Egypt (4th c.).

Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos of St. Theodore (“Feodorovskaya”) of Kostroma (1239), and of Port Arthur (1904).

St. Anthony the Stylite, of Martqopi, Georgia (6th c.). St. Joachim, monk, of Osogovo and Sarandapor (1105). St. Eustathius II, archbishop of Serbia (1309). St. Nilus of Erikoussa (ca. 1335). St. Romanus the Sinaite, of Djunisa, Serbia (14th c.). Monk-martyr Christopher of Guria (Georgia), at Damascus (15th c.). New Martyr Nicodemus of Meteora (1551). St. Gerasimus the New, ascetic of Cephalonia (Mt. Athos) (1579). St. Raphael of Banat, Serbia (ca. 1590). St. Timothy of Euripos, archbishop, founder of the Pendeli Monastery (1590). New Martyr Stamatius of Demetrias, near Volos, at Constantinople (1680). New Great-martyr Apostolus of the town of St. Lawrence, martyred at Constantinople (1686). New Martyrs King Constantine Brancoveanu of Wallachia and his four sons Constantine, Stephen, Radu, and Matthew, and his counsellor Ioannicius (1714). Translation of the relics of Martyrs Seraphim, Dorotheus, James, Demetrius, Basil, and Sarantis, of Megaris (1798). St. Joseph of Varatec Monastery (Romania) (1828).

Repose of Matrona (Popova), in monasticism Maria, disciple of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (1851).

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

Wednesday. [II Cor. 13:3-13; Mark 4:35-41]

   The disciples are sailing across the sea; a storm arises and places them in a dangerous situation, while the Lord sleeps. They call out to Him: “Lord, save us!” and He calms the storm with one word. This is another real representation of the order of Divine providence. Every person, the nations, and the Church are sailing across the sea of life themselves by means of the natural and supernatural powers placed in them, according to the routines established by God. The Lord rests, although He also abides amidst moving events; He Himself begins to act when an unavoidable misfortune threatens, which could turn the direction of events to oppose His Divine plans. He is everywhere, preserves everything, and warms everything with the breathe of His love; but He leaves His creatures to act themselves, by means of the powers given by Him, according to the laws and routines everywhere established and upheld by Him. He is not personally all-acting, although everything proceeds from Him and without Him nothing occurs. He is always prepared to act Himself when it is necessary according to His boundless wisdom and truth. Prayer is the receiver of God’s operations. But the best prayer is: “Lord! Thou knowest all things. Do with me as Thou willest!”