Orthodox Calendar 2016
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June 28
2nd Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомProphet Amos (8th c. b.c.). Совершается служба с полиелеемSt. Jonah, metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow, and all Russia (1461).

Martyrs Vitus (Guy), Modestus, and Crescentia, at Lucania (ca. 303). Martyr Dulas of Cilicia (ca. 305-313). Blessed Jerome (Hieronymus) of Stridonium (419-420). Blessed Augustine, bishop of Hippo (430), and his mother St. Monica of Tagaste (387). Great-martyr Tsar Lazar of Serbia (1389). Translation of the relics of St. Theodore the Sykeote, bishop of Anastasiopolis (ca. 9th c.). St. Ephraim II, patriarch of Serbia (после 1399). Monk-martyrs Gregory, abbot, and Cassian, monk, of Avnezh Monastery (Vologda) (1524). St. Dulas the Passion-bearer, of Egypt (5th c.). St. Michael, first metropolitan of Kiev (992). St. Symeon, archbishop of Novgorod (1421). Sts. Sergius and Barbara of Oyatsk, monastics, parents of St. Alexander of Svir (1477-1480).

“Marianica” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Synaxis of the New Martyrs of Serbia. St. Cedronus, patriarch of Alexandria (107). Martyr Hesychius the Soldier, of Dorostolum, and two others, in Moesia (302). St. Orsiesius of Tabennisi, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great (ca. 380). St. Abraham, abbot, of Auvergne (Gaul) (477). St. Spyridon, patriarch of Serbia (1388). Apostles Fortunatus, Achaicus, and Stephanas (1st c.).

Repose of Elder Theophan of the Roslavl Forests and Optina (1819), Blessed Jonah, fool-for-Christ, of Peshnosha Monastery (1838), Metropolitan Innocent of Peking (1931), Elder Cosmas of Valaam and Riga (1968), and Elder Anthimus of St. Anne’s Skete, Mt. Athos (1996).

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

Tuesday. [Rom. 4:4–12; Matt. 7:15–21]

  Beware of false prophets (Matt. 7:15). From the beginning of Christianity and to this day there has not been a time when this warning was not applicable. The Lord did not indicate exactly which false prophets to beware of, for how could they be pinpointed? They change like fashions and are continually generating more like them. They always appear in sheep’s clothing, with a likeness of good will in their deeds and a mirage of truth in their speech. In our time their clothing is sewn of progress, civilization, education, freedom of thought and deed, a personal conviction which does not allow for faith, and such like. All of this is a deceptive cloak. Therefore, if you come across this show of clothing, do not be hasty to open your ears to the words of “prophets” dressed in such clothes. Examine closely whether there is a wolf concealed under this sheep’s clothing. Know that the Lord is the only motivator toward true perfection, the sole softener of hearts and customs, the sole educator, the sole giver of freedom and filler of the heart with a feeling of the truth which forms a conviction so strong that nothing in the world has the power to shake it. Therefore, as soon as you perceive in these new “prophets’s” talk some shadow of contradiction to the teaching of the Lord, know that they are predatory wolves, and turn away from them.