ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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6th Week after Pascha. Tone 5.
Fast Day.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Nicetas the Confessor, bishop of Chalcedon, with his kinsmen Sts. Nicetas and Ignatius (9th c.) Совершается служба на шестьSt. Ignatius, bishop and wonderworker of Rostov (1288). St. Helen (Manturova), nun of Diveyevo (1832).

Hieromartyr Eutychius, bishop of Melitene (1st c.). Martyr Heliconis of Thessalonica (244). Hieromartyr Helladius, bishop (6th c.-7th c.). St. Gerontius, metropolitan of Moscow (1489). Blessed Domnica (Likvinenko), ascetic, of Kherson (1967).

New Hieromartyrs Macarius (Morzhov), hieromonk of Zosima Hermitage (Smolensk), and Dionysius (Petushkov), hieroschemamonk of the St. Nilus of Stolobny Hermitage (Tver) (1931). New Confessor Heraclius (Motyakh), schemamonk, of Turkistan (1936). New Hiero-confessor Rodion (Fyodorov), archimandrite, of the Holy Trinity–St. Sergius Lavra (1933).

Martyrs Crescens, Paul, and Dioscorides, of Rome (326). St. Alexander, bishop of Thessalonica (4th c.). St. Germanus, bishop of Paris (576). St. William, monastic founder, of Gellone (Gaul) (812). St. Sophronius, monk, of Bulgaria (1510). New Martyr Mitros (Demetrius) of Tripolitsa (1794). Blessed Andrew, fool-for-Christ, of Constantinople (911) (Gr. Cal)

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

Friday. [Acts 19:1–8; John 14:1–11]

   If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also (John 14:7). Therefore, deists do not know God, in spite of the fact that they bear His name (Deus means God; from here comes the word deist), and reason eloquently about Him. There is no true God without the Son and without the Holy Spirit. He who believes in God, but does not confess Him as the Father of the Son, does not believe in a god that is the true God, but in some personal invention. The true God gave His Son, gave power to become the sons of God (John 1:12), loves them, and hears each of their prayers, for the sake of the Son. That is why he who has the Son has the Father; and he who does not have the Son, does not have the Father. No one comes to the Father except through the Son, and receives nothing from the Father, except through the Son. Apart from the Son there is no path to the true God; and he who thinks to invent Him is deluded.