ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2015
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2nd Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомVirginmartyr Theodosia of Constantinople (730). Совершается служба на шестьBlessed John of Ustiug, fool-for-Christ (1494). Uncovering of the relics of St. Job ( Joshua in schema) of Anzersk Island (Solovki) (2000).

Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (ca. 307-308). Commemoration of the First Ecumenical Council (325). Righteous John and Mary, of Ustiug (13th c.).

New Hiero-confessor Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky), archbishop of Simferopol (1961).

Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Surety of Sinners,” in Moscow.

Martyrs Cyril, child Carellus, Primolus, Phinodus, Venustus, Gissinus, Alexander, Tredentius, and Jocunda, at Caesarea in Cappadocia (253-259). St. Alexander, patriarch of Alexandria (328). Blessed Constantine XI, last Byzantine emperor, martyred by the Turks (1453). New Martyr Andrew of Chios (1465). New Martyr John (or Nannus), at Smyrna (1802). New Hieromartyr Euthymius (Agritellis), bishop of Zela (Pontus) (1921). Hieromartyr Olbian, bishop of Anaea, and his disciples, in the province of Asia in Asia Minor (284-303) (Gr. Cal).

Repose of Schemamonk Michael of Valaam (1854) and Nun Dorothea of Sukhotin Monastery (1885).

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. [Rom. 5:10–16; Matt. 8:23–27]

  They set off for the other side of the sea. The Lord was sleeping. A tempest arose and everyone was terrified, but they forgot that the Lord was with them, and thus there was nothing to fear. This also happens in the earthly and spiritual course of life. When a tempest of misfortunes or passions arises we usually become worried to the point of paralyzation, and think that this is normal; but the Lord sends us a lesson: O ye of little faith! (Matt. 8:26). And justly! It is impossible not to notice what is happening, but it is possible to maintain a wise calmness. First and foremost, see what the Lord wants of you, and submit humbly to His strong hand. Do not rush about, do not become frenzied. Then lift up your faith that the Lord is with you and fall to His feet in prayer. Dot cry, “I perish!” but with devotion call out, “Lord! If Thou wilt—Thou canst do all things. Not my will, but Thy will be done.” Believe, that this is how you will safely escape the tempest that has arisen.