ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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Sixth Week of Great Lent (Palm Week). Tone 5.
Великий пост.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Eutychius, patriarch of Constantinople (582). Совершается служба с полиелеемSt. Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, archbishop of Moravia and enlightener of the Slavs (885).

Hieromartyr Archilias, priest, and Martyr Jeremiah, of Rome (3rd c.). St. Platonida (Platonis) of Nisibis (308). 120 Martyrs of Persia (344-347).

New Hiero-confessor Sebastian (Fomin), archimandrite, of Optina and Karaganda (1966).

St. Gregory (Drimys) of the Great Lavra on Mt. Athos (1326), instructor of St. Gregory Palamas. St. Gregory of Sinai (Mt. Athos) (1346). New Martyr Nicholas the Deacon, of Mytilene (1463). New Martyr Paul the Russian, at Constantinople (1683). New Hieromartyr Gennadius of Dionysiou, Mt. Athos, at Constantinople (1818). New Martyrs Manuel, Theodore, George, Michael, and another George, of Samothrace, at Makri in Thrace (1835). St. Martyrius, monk of Glinsk Hermitage (1865).

Repose of Hieromonk Arsenius of Valaam (1853), Elder Mardarius of the Nizhni-Novgorod Caves Monastery (1859), and Archimandrite Seraphim (Tyapochkin) of Rakitin (1982).

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


         Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard (Prov. 21:13). And we often marvel why God does not listen to our prayers? Here is the reason! Because there surely have been instances when we have stopped our ears from hearing the entreaties of the needy; so the Lord does not hear us either. It is no great woe if a prayer about something temporal is not heard; but how woeful if the Lord will not listen to us when we start to pray to Him about the forgiveness of our sins. He will not listen if the cry to Him of those whom we have scorned is stronger than our prayers. We must hurry to avert this extreme misfortune, according to the example of Zaccheus, whose wise decision caused the Lord to say, This day is salvation come to this house (Luke 19:9).