ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2015
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10th Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
Fast Day.
Wine and oil allowed.

Совершается служба со славословиемThe Dormition of the Righteous Anna, Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSts. Olympias (Olympiada) the Deaconess, of Constantinople (409), Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомand the Virgin Eupraxia of Tabennisi (413). Совершается служба со славословиемSt. Macarius of Zheltovod and Unzha, monastic founder (1444).

Commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council (553). St. Christopher, abbot of Solvychegodsk (Vologda) (1572).

New Hieromartyr Theodore Tonkovid, priest, of Lovets (Pskov) (1942).

Martyrs Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, Blandina, Biblis, Ponticus, Alexander, and others, at Lyons (ca. 177). St. Gregory (Kallidis), metropolitan of Thessalonica and Heraclea (1925). New Hieromartyrs Vukosav Milanovic and Rodoljub Samardzic, of Kulen Vakuf, Serbia (1941-1945).

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

Friday. [II Cor. 1:12-20; Matt. 22:23-33]

   The Lord said of the future life that people there do not marry and are not given in marriage—that is, our everyday earthly relationships will have no place there. It would follow that none of the norms of earthly life will either. Neither science, nor art, nor governments, nor anything else will exist. What will there be? God will be all in all. And since God is spirit, He unites with the spirit and acts on what is spiritual, all life there will be a continuous flow of spiritual movements. There can be only one conclusion drawn from this: since our goal is the future life, and what is here is only a preparation for it, then to spend all the time of one’s life only on what is appropriate in this life alone and has no relevance to the future life means to go against our purpose, and to prepare ourselves for a bitter, most bitter lot. We are not absolutely required to drop everything; but while working as much as is necessary for this life, we must direct our main concern toward preparation for the future life, trying wherever possible to turn even earthly menial labour into a means for achieving this goal.