ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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36th Week after Pentecost. Tone 2.
Fast Day.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Maximus the Confessor (662). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Neophytus of Nicaea (303-305). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquila, at Trebizond (3rd c.-4th c.). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Maximus the Greek, monk, of Russia (1556).

Virgin-martyr Agnes of Rome (ca. 305). Martyr Anastasius, disciple of St. Maximus the Confessor (662). St. Timon, monk, of Nadeyev and Kostroma (1840).

“Paramythia” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (807), at Vatopedi (Mt. Athos).

Hieromartyrs Fructuosus, bishop of Catalan (Spain), and with him deacons Augurius and Eulogius (259). St. Zosimas, bishop of Syracuse (662). Synaxis of the Church of Holy Peace by the Sea, Constantinople.

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 (33rd). [I Pet. 2:21–3:9; Mark 12:13–17]

 The Apostle now points out to us the hidden man of the heart (I Pet. 3:4) as the object of our most careful concern and care. We are to adorn ourselves through the formation of this man within ourselves. What is this hidden man of the heart? It is that man which forms in the heart when only good dispositions and feelings come to dwell therein. Examine these dispositions and feelings, and you will see the face of the man hidden in the heart. Here are those dispositions! As His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness (II Pet. 1:3), and on your part, giving all diligence, writes Saint Peter, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love (II Pet. 1:5–7). In a similar fashion Saint Paul lists the inner good dispositions of the Christian heart: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Gal. 5:22–23). Also: Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering ... and above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts (Col. 3:12–15). Bring together all of these goods into one spiritual body with its various members, and you will see the divinely beautiful face of the hidden man of the heart. You must fervently establish the same in your own heart.