Orthodox Calendar 2019
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March 3
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March 16
1st Week of Great Lent. Tone 8.
Great Lent.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Eutropius and Cleonicus of Amasea, and Basiliscus of Comana (ca. 308).

St. Piama, virgin (337).

Volokolamsk Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1572).

Martyr Hemetherius of Spain (ca. 298). St. Alexandra of Alexandria (4th c.). St. Winwaloe, abbot of Landevennec, Brittany (ca. 530). St. Caluppan of Auvergne (Gaul) (576). St. Non, mother of St. David of Wales (6th c.). St. John IV (Chrysostom), catholicos of Georgia (1001). Hieromartyr Theodoretus, priest, of Antioch (361-363).

Repose of Metropolitan Laurus (Shkurla) of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (2008).

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. [Heb. 1:1–12; Mark 2:23–3:5]

   We have approached the chalice of the Lord, we have been at the Supper of the Lord. Glory to Thee, O God! Glory to Thee, O God! Glory to Thee, O God! Now is the great day of the Lord! The most glorious celebration in heaven! There is no city, nor village, nor house, where there are no people receiving Holy Communion. Across the breadth of Russia, throughout the south and east, so many people clothed in the white garments of justification have tasted of the Divine life, and have most sincerely united themselves with the Lord! The Lord’s Body has been renewed—the Body of the Church, and has been clothed in the glory belonging to it, hidden from the eyes of man, but visible to the eyes of angels. The angels worshipped the First-born when He was brought to the world in His power; now they have worshipped Him because the world has been brought again to Him. They have worshipped Him and sung out: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of Thy kingdom is a right sceptre; Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness (Ps. 45:6–7).