ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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Sixth Week of Great Lent (Palm Week). Lazarus Saturday. Tone 5.
Великий пост. Caviar, wine and oil allowed.
Caviar, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompeius, and 36 others, including Zeno, Alexander, and Theodore, at Carthage (ca. 249-251).

Hieromartyrs James, priest, and Azadanes and Abdicius, deacons, of Persia (ca. 380). New Hieromartyr Gregory V, patriarch of Constantinople (1821). Nun-martyr Anastasia, abbess, and 34 nuns with her, of Uglich (1609).

Prophetess Huldah (Olda). St. Miltiades, pope of Rome (314). The Holy Martyrs of Kvabtakhevi Monastery (Georgia), who suffered during the invasion of Tamerlane (1386). Hieromartyr Misael, archbishop of Ryazan (1655). New Martyr George of Cyprus, at Acre (Palestine) (1753). New Martyr Demos of Smyrna (1763). New Monk-martyr Chrysanthus of Xenophontos, Mt. Athos (1821).

Consecration of Ioasaph (Bolotov) as Bishop of Kodiak, Alaska (1799).

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. 12:28–13:8; John 11:1–45]

         To whomever has work-loving Martha, who symbolizes comprehensive good works, and who has Mary sitting at Jesus’ feet, symbolizing an attentive and warm appeal to the Lord with all the heart, the Lord Himself will come and will resurrect Lazarus, who symbolizes his spirit, and will release him from all his emotional and fleshly bonds. Then a truly new life will begin in him, bodiless in the body and unearthly on the earth. It will be a true resurrection in the spirit before the future resurrection, which will be together with the body!