Orthodox Calendar 2019
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Давид Гареджийский Священномученик Философ Орнатский
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June 13
7th Week after Pascha. Tone 6.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомApostle Hermes of the Seventy (1st c.). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Hermias, at Comana (2nd c.).

Martyr Philosophus, at Alexandria (3rd c.). First translation of the relics of Hieromartyr Philip, metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia, to Solovki (1591).

New Hieromartyr Archpriest Philosophus Ornatsky, with his sons Martyrs Nicholas and Boris, in St. Petersburg (1918). New Hieromartyrs Hierotheus (Afonin), bishop of Nikolsk (1928), and Hieroschemamonk Seraphim (Nikolsky) (1923).

Martyr Marus the Magician, converted on witnessing the martyrdom of St. Hermias (160). St. Eustathius, patriarch of Constantinople (1025). St. Philotheus, metropolitan of Tobolsk (1727). Finding of the relics of New Martyr Nicholas the Deacon, of Mytilene (1960).

Repose of Archimandrite Macarius of Peshnosha Monastery (1811).

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

Thursday. [Acts 25:13–19; John 16:23–33]

  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you (John 16:23) the Lord said, even confirming the point: Verily, verily, I say unto you. What a shame for us that we do not know how to make use of such a true promise! It would be alright if were only the shame this causes; but a shadow is cast also over the promise itself, as though it were too great and impossible. No, the guilt lies entirely on us, mainly because we recognize that we are not faithful servants of Christ, and our conscience does not allow us to expect mercy from the Lord. In addition it happens that if someone starts asking God about something, he does it with divided soul: he mentions that thing in his prayer once or twice as if in passing—and drops it, and then says later: “God does not hear.” No, when asking for something in particular, one must be persistent and indefatigable in prayer, like the widow who forced even the heartless judge to satisfy her petition by simply not giving him any peace. When true men of prayer ask for something in prayer, they unite with it fasting, vigil, all sorts of deprivation, and charity; furthermore they ask not for a day or two, but for months and years. For this they receive it. Imitate them, if you desire to have success in prayer.