ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY Orthodox Calendar 2016
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First Week after Pentecost (Fast-free period). Tone 7.
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Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Theodotus of Ancyra (303).

Hieromartyr Marcellinus, pope of Rome, and with him Martyrs Claudius, Cyrinus, and Antoninus (304). St. Marcellus, pope of Rome, and with him the Martyrs: deacons Sisinius and Cyriacus; soldiers Smaragdus, Largus, Apronian, Saturninus, Pappias, and Maurus; Crescentian, Priscilla, Lucina, and Princess Artemia (304-310). Martyrs Cyria, Caleria (Valeria), and Marcia, of Caesarea in Palestine (4th c.). Synaxis of the Saints of Ivanovo. St. Anthony (in schema Abramius), monk of Kozhaezersk Monastery (1634).

New Hieromartyr Andronicus (Nikolsky), archbishop of Perm (1918).

Martyrs Aesia and Susanna, disciples of St. Pancratius of Taormina (1st c.). Virgin-martyr Potamiaena, and with her Martyrs Plutarch, Serenus, Heraclides, Heron, Herais, Marcella, and Basilides, of Alexandria (193-211). Martyr Zenaida (Zenais) of Caesarea in Palestine. St. Daniel of Scetis in Egypt (420). Sts. Stephen and Anthimus of Constantinople, priests, of the Fervent Ones (5th c.). St. Colman, bishop of Dromore, Ireland (6th c.). St. Panagis (Paisius) Bassia, priest, of Cephalonia (1888). Martyr Lycarion of Tanis [Hermopolis] in Egypt (Gr. Cal).

Repose of Anthony Ivanovich, fool-for-Christ, of Valaam (1832).

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

Monday. [Eph. 5:9–19; Matt. 18:10–20]

Comforting His disciples, the Lord said that it will be better for them if He rises to heaven, for upon rising, in place of Himself He will send the comforter—the Spirit. The Holy Spirit has descended and abides in the Church, accomplishing in each believer the work of Christ. Each Christian is a communicant of the spirit. This is something so necessary, that in fact whoever does not have the Spirit is not of Christ. Look closely at yourself—is the Spirit of grace within you? For it does not remain in everyone; it can depart. Here are the signs of its presence: first it finds a spirit of repentance and teaches a Christian to turn to God and correct his life; the spirit of repentance, accomplishing its work, passes the Christian on to a spirit of holiness and purity, which is succeeded, at last, by a spirit of Sonhood. The characteristic of the first is a work-loving zeal; the characteristic of the second is warmth and a sweet burning of the heart; the characteristic of the third is a feeling of Sonhood whereby the heart sighs to God: Abba, Father! (Mk. 14:36). Examine which of these levels you are on. If you are not on any of them, take care for yourself.