Orthodox Calendar 2019
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Прп. Исаакий Далматский
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May 30
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June 12
7th Week after Pascha. Tone 6.
Fast Day.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Isaac the Confessor, founder of the Dalmatian Monastery at Constantinople (383).

St. James, monk of Starotorzhok Monastery in Galich (Kostroma) (15th c.-16th c).

New Hieromartyr Basil Smolensky, archpriest, of Kholmets (Moscow) (1942).

St. Macrina, grandmother of Sts. Macrina, Basil the Great, Naucratius, Peter of Sebaste, and Gregory of Nyssa (4th c.). St. Venantius of Gaul, brother of St. Honoratus of Lerins (374). St. Hubert, bishop of Liege (727). St. Walstan of Bawburgh (1016).

Repose of Abbot Ephraim of Sarov (1778) and Hieromonk Benedict (Ghius) of Romania (1990).

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. [Acts 23:1–11; John 16:15–23]

  The Lord says to the holy apostles before His sufferings: A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me (John 16:16). The Lord’s sufferings and death so struck the holy apostles that the eyes of their mind became dim, and they no longer saw the Lord as the Lord The light was hidden, and they sat in a bitter and wearisome darkness. The light of Christ’s resurrection dispersed this darkness—and they again saw the Lord. Thus the Lord Himself explained His words: ye shall weep, He said, and lament, but the world shall rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy (John 16:20). It is said that every soul on the way to perfection experiences a similar defeat. Universal darkness covers it, and it does not know where to go; but the Lord comes, and changes its sorrow into joy. It is truly as necessary as it is for a woman to suffer before a man be born of her into the world. Can’t we conclude from this that he who has not experienced this has not yet given birth to a real Christian within himself?