Orthodox Calendar 2016
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3rd Week after Pentecost. Tone 1.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Julian of Tarsus in Cilicia (ca. 284-305). Uncovering of the relics of St. Maximus the Greek, of Russia (1996).

Hieromartyr Tertius (Terence) apostle of the Seventy, bishop of Iconium (1st c.). St. Julius, priest, of Novara, and his brother St. Julian, deacon (5th c.). Martyrs Archil II (744) and Luarsab II (1622), kings of Georgia. Martyr Theodore, right-believing prince of Starodub (1330).

New Hieroconfessor George (Lavrov), archimandrite, of Kaluga (1932). New Hieromartyr Jonah (Sankov), hieromonk, of Alpatievo (Moscow) (1938).

St. Cormac of the Sea, abbot, of Durrow Monastery (Ireland) (ca. 590). St. Raoul (Rudolph or Ralph), abbot, and archbishop of Bourges (Gaul) (866). Martyr Aphrodisius in Cilicia. Venerable Anastasia of Serbia New Martyr Nicetas of Nisyros, near Rhodes, at Chios (1732). Martyr Julian and his wife Basilissa, and with them Martyrs Celsius, his mother Marcianilla, Anastasius, the priest Anthony, seven brothers, and twenty prison guards, of Antinoe in Egypt (283- 305).

Repose of Schemamonk John “the Muscovite,” of Valaam (1933).

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. [Rom. 7:1-13; Matt. 9:36-10:8]

   Sending the holy apostles to preach, the Lord commanded them to call everyone, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, that is the Kingdom has come—go to it. What ought we to preach? We should cry to all, “sons of the kingdom! Do not run from the kingdom into bondage and slavery,” because they are running. Some are captivated by freedom of mind. They say, “we don’t want the bonds of faith and oppression of authority, even Divine authority; we will figure things out and make up our minds for ourselves.” So they made up their minds. They built fables in which there is more childishness than in the mythology of the Greeks—and they magnify themselves… Others are enticed by the broad path of the passions. They say, “we don’t want to know positive commandments, nor the demands of conscience—this is all abstract: we need tangible naturalness.” And they have gone after it. What has come of it? They have bowed down before dumb beasts. Has not the theory that man originated from animals arisen from this moral fall? This is where they have gone! And everyone runs from the Lord, everyone runs…