ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2015
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7th Week after Pascha. Tone 6.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Epiphanius, bishop of Cyprus (403). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Germanus, patriarch of Constantinople (740). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомGlorification of St. Hermogenes, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1913).

St. Sabinus, archbishop of Cyprus (5th c.). St. Polybius of Cyprus, bishop of Rinokyr in Egypt (5th c.). St. Dionysius (1633) and St. Anthony (Medvedev) (1877), archimandrites, of St. Sergius Lavra. New Martyr John of Wallachia, at Constantinople (1662) (Рум.). Synaxis of the Saints of the Sofroniev-Molchensk Monastery (Ukraine): Archimandrite Theodosius (Maslov), Hieromonk Serapion, Monk Sophronius (Batovrin), and Novice Sergius (Tikhonov), fool-for-Christ.

New Martyr Athanasia (Lepeshkin), abbess of the Smolensk Hodigitria Convent near Moscow (1931).

St. Philip of Agira, Sicily (5th c.). St. Theodore of Cythera, monk (922).

Commemoration of Monk Dorotheus, disciple of St. Dionysius of St. Sergius Lavra (1622).

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

Monday. [Acts 21:8–14; John 14:27–15:7]

  The Lord Jesus Christ is the vine, a grape tree; Christians are branches and shoots. We cleave to Him through faith and bear fruit through a life according to faith. The Heavenly Father is the husbandman who watches over this tree. Any branch which does not bring forth fruit—that is, whoever believes and does not live according to faith—the Lord cuts off. But He cleanses those which bring forth fruit—that is, those who not only believe, but are also zealous to live according to faith. These the Lord helps in every way to become rich in good deeds, which are the fruits of faith. Let each person arrange his life according to this law of God’s action upon us, firmly remembering that without the Lord one can do nothing. Run to Him with every need. May His most holy and sweetest name be ever impressed upon your mind, heart, and tongue.