ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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4th Week of Great Lent. Fourth Saturday of Great Lent. Commemoration of the Dead. Tone 3.
Великий пост.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Matrona of Thessalonica (3rd c.-4th c.).

Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius (304). St. John the Clairvoyant, anchorite, of Lycopolis, Egypt (394-395). St. Ephraim, archbishop of Rostov (1454). St. Anthony, metropolitan of Tobolsk (1740).

Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mt. Athos “Glykophylousa” (“Sweet-kissing”) and “Of the Akathist.”

Prophet Hanani (Ananias). St. Cyricus, monk, of Thrace. St. Paphnutius (4th c.). St. Rupert, bishop of Salzburg (718). St. Paul, bishop of Corinth (ca. 925).

Repose of Elder Augustine of Philotheou, Mt. Athos (1965).

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

Saturday. [Heb. 6:9–12; Mark 7:31–37]

   Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God (I Cor. 15:50). Consequently, to receive the kingdom it is necessary to become fleshless and bloodless—that is, to become steadfast in such a nature of life wherein blood and flesh literally do not exist. This is attained by a complete renunciation of deeds that come from flesh and blood. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Having listed all of these, the Apostle adds: I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19–21). He that has ears to hear, let him hear (cf. Matt. 11:15)!