ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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4th Week of Great Lent. Tone 3.
Великий пост. Fish, wine and oil allowed.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Совершается служба великому праздникуThe Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомNew Hiero-confessor Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1925).

St. Nicander, hermit, of Pskov (1582). St. Parthenius of the Kiev Caves (1855).

Martyrs Pelagia, Theodosia, and Dula, of Nicomedia, who suffered under Valentinian (4th c.). St. Senuphius the Wonderworker, of Latomos Monastery in Thessalonica (9th c.). St. Justin (Popovic), archimandrite, of Chelije in Serbia (1979).

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


He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (Prov. 13:24). Never mind the children—let us work on ourselves. For each of us this means the following: do not spare yourself, chasten yourself earnestly. Self-pity is the root of all our crawling into sin. He who does not indulge himself is always steadfast in good. Most of all you must keep your flesh, that slow-witted slave, in the strictest discipline. When you tire the flesh, it is humble; but give it only a small privilege, and already it begins to show its claws and to rage with passion-loving eyes. But what is amazing is that no matter what is said, everyone stands up for the flesh, and invents all sorts of pleasing things for it. Even science, it seems, would not move forward without this. What sort of science is this?