ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2015
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First Week after Pentecost (Fast-free period). Tone 7.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHieromartyrs Patrick, bishop of Prusa, and his companions: priests Acacius, Menander, and Polyenus (ca. 100). Совершается служба с полиелеемSt. Cornelius, founder of Komel Monastery (Vologda) (1537). Совершается служба с полиелеемSt. Demetrius Donskoy, great prince of Moscow (1389).

Martyr Acoluthus of Hermopolis, Egypt (284-303). St. John, bishop of Gothia in the Crimea (790). St. Cornelius, founder of Paleostrov Monastery (Karelia) (ca. 1420) and his disciple Abramius (15th c.). St. John, prince of Uglich, tonsured as Ignatius (Vologda) (1523). St. Sergius, monk, of Shukhtom (1609). Right-believing Prince Vladimir II (Basil) Monomakh of Kievan Rus (1125). St. Nicholas Rynin, fool-for-Christ, of Vologda (1837).

New Hieromartyrs Anthony (Pankeyev), bishop of Belgorod, and with him priests Mitrophan, Alexander, Michael, Matthew, Hippolytus, Nicholas, Basil, Nicholas, Maxim, Alexander, Paul, and Paul; and Martyrs Michael and Gregory (1938). New Hieromartyr Onuphrius (Gagaliuk), archbishop of Kursk and Oboyansk (1938). New Hieromartyr Valentin (Lukianov), hieromonk, of Romashkovo (Moscow) (1940). Synaxis of the Hieromartyrs of Kharkov.

St. Theotima of Nicomedia (311). Entrance into Georgia of St. Nina (Nino), Equal-tothe- Apostles (323). St. Dunstan, archbishop of Canterbury (988). Monk-martyrs and confessors John, Conon, Jeremiah, Cyril, Theoctistus, Barnabas, Maximus, Theognostus, Joseph, Gennadius, Gerasimus, Mark, and Herman, of Kantara Monastery on Cyprus, who suffered under the Latins (1231).

Commemoration of the ascetics of St. Athanasius of Syandem Monastery: Elias (also of Valaam), Theophanes, and Dionysius. Repose of Elder Cleopas of Valaam, disciple of St. Paisius (Velichkovsky) (1816).

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. [Eph. 5:9–19; Matt. 18:10–20]

Comforting His disciples, the Lord said that it will be better for them if He rises to heaven, for upon rising, in place of Himself He will send the comforter—the Spirit. The Holy Spirit has descended and abides in the Church, accomplishing in each believer the work of Christ. Each Christian is a communicant of the spirit. This is something so necessary, that in fact whoever does not have the Spirit is not of Christ. Look closely at yourself—is the Spirit of grace within you? For it does not remain in everyone; it can depart. Here are the signs of its presence: first it finds a spirit of repentance and teaches a Christian to turn to God and correct his life; the spirit of repentance, accomplishing its work, passes the Christian on to a spirit of holiness and purity, which is succeeded, at last, by a spirit of Sonhood. The characteristic of the first is a work-loving zeal; the characteristic of the second is warmth and a sweet burning of the heart; the characteristic of the third is a feeling of Sonhood whereby the heart sighs to God: Abba, Father! (Mk. 14:36). Examine which of these levels you are on. If you are not on any of them, take care for yourself.