ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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6th Week after Pascha. Tone 5.
Fast-free period.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомVirginmartyr Theodosia of Constantinople (730). Совершается служба на шестьBlessed John of Ustiug, fool-for-Christ (1494). Uncovering of the relics of St. Job ( Joshua in schema) of Anzersk Island (Solovki) (2000).

Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (ca. 307-308). Commemoration of the First Ecumenical Council (325). Righteous John and Mary, of Ustiug (13th c.).

New Hiero-confessor Luke (Voino-Yasenetsky), archbishop of Simferopol (1961).

Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Surety of Sinners,” in Moscow.

Martyrs Cyril, child Carellus, Primolus, Phinodus, Venustus, Gissinus, Alexander, Tredentius, and Jocunda, at Caesarea in Cappadocia (253-259). St. Alexander, patriarch of Alexandria (328). Blessed Constantine XI, last Byzantine emperor, martyred by the Turks (1453). New Martyr Andrew of Chios (1465). New Martyr John (or Nannus), at Smyrna (1802). New Hieromartyr Euthymius (Agritellis), bishop of Zela (Pontus) (1921). Hieromartyr Olbian, bishop of Anaea, and his disciples, in the province of Asia in Asia Minor (284-303) (Gr. Cal).

Repose of Schemamonk Michael of Valaam (1854) and Nun Dorothea of Sukhotin Monastery (1885).

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. [Acts 20:7–12; John 14:10–21]

   And whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, that will I do (John 14:13). What a consoling promise! But how few make use of it! People rarely keep this in mind. There are people who do not understand this at all, and do not accept it. Why is this so? Because they do not love the Lord, and they do not fulfil His commandments. This unfaithfulness of the heart toward the Lord relinquishes any boldness to petition the Lord, just as a lazy servant does not dare ask something of his masters, for he knows that he does not deserve any mercy. The established prayers are read in their usual course, and they contain very great petitions; but they are merely read, and this, as we well know, is far from prayer and petitioning. We cannot stand with true prayer before the Lord and extend our petitions to Him until our conscience is clear before Him.