ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2015
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The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem— Palm Sunday.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMonk-martyr Nicon and 199 disciples, in Sicily (251).

Martyrs Philetas the Senator, his wife Lydia, their sons Macedon and Theoprepius, the notary Cronides, and Amphilochius the Captain, in Illyria (117-138). St. Nicon, abbot of the Kiev Caves (1088). Martyr Basil of Mangazeya in Siberia (1600).

New Hieromartyr Elijah (Vyatlin), hieromonk of the Lukianov Monastery of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Vladimir) (1938). New Hieroconfessor Sergius (Srebryansky), archimandrite, of Tver (1948).

Martyr Dometius in Phrygia (360-361). St. Bassian, archbishop of Rostov (1481). New Monk-martyr Luke the New, of Adrianople and Mt. Athos, at Mytilene (1802). ew Martyr Panagiotis, at Jerusalem (1820). St. Helen, nun of the Florovsk Ascension Convent in Kiev (1834).

Repose of Elder Porphyrius of Glinsk Hermitage (1868).

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

Palm Sunday. [Phil. 4:4–9; John 12:1–18]

         Who did not meet the Lord when He, as a king, triumphantly entered into Jerusalem; and who did not cry out then, Hosanna to the Son of David! (Matt. 21:15)? But only four days passed, and the same crowd with the same tongues cried, Crucify Him, crucify Him! (John 19:6). An amazing change! But why should we be surprised? Do we not do the very same thing, when upon receiving the holy Mysteries of the Body and Blood of the Lord, we barely leave the church before forgetting everything—both our reverence and God’s mercy toward us. We give ourselves over as before to self-pleasing deeds—at first small and then also large. Perhaps even before four days have passed, although we do not cry, “Crucify Him!” we will crucify the Lord within ourselves. The Lord sees all of this, and suffers. Glory to Thy longsuffering, O Lord!