Orthodox Calendar 2019
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Мученица Матрона Солунская
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March 27
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April 9
5th Week of Great Lent. Tone 4.
Great Lent.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Matrona of Thessalonica (3rd c.-4th c.).

Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius (304). St. John the Clairvoyant, anchorite, of Lycopolis, Egypt (394-395). St. Ephraim, archbishop of Rostov (1454). St. Anthony, metropolitan of Tobolsk (1740).

Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mt. Athos “Glykophylousa” (“Sweet-kissing”) and “Of the Akathist.”

Prophet Hanani (Ananias). St. Cyricus, monk, of Thrace. St. Paphnutius (4th c.), disciple of St. Anthony the Great. St. Rupert, bishop of Salzburg (718). St. Paul, bishop of Corinth (ca. 925).

Repose of Elder Augustine of Philotheou, Mt. Athos (1965).

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


   Hell and destruction are before the Lord:[1] how much more then the hearts of the children of men? (Prov. 15:11). But the sinner thinks that nobody sees him. Concealing himself from human eyes, in the darkness of night or in a deserted place, he supposes that he is not noticed by anyone. But God’s eye has seen everything; his guardian angel and conscience were witnesses. At some time you will stand at the judgement: then all that is hidden will be laid bare: uncompromising witnesses will be present—and you shall be speechless. The verdict will not be subject to appeal. There is only one way to prevent this ultimate inevitability: repentance. The door to repentance is open. Hurry to enter, before the hour strikes … and it will strike. When? You do not know. But it will put an end to your sins, or to any hope of pardon.

[1]The Slavonic for Prov. 15:11 reads: Hell and destruction are manifest before the Lord…