Orthodox Calendar 2019
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Преподобный Никита Мидикийский Икона Божией Матери ''Неувядаемый Цвет''
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April 3
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April 16
Sixth Week of Great Lent (Palm Week). Tone 5.
Great Lent.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Nicetas the Confessor, abbot, of Medikion (824).

Martyrs Elpidephorus, Dius, Bithonius, and Galycus (3rd c.). Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (307-308). St. Illyrius, monk of Mt. Myrsinon in the Peloponnese. St. Philip I, metropolitan of Moscow (1473). St. Nectarius, founder of Bezhetsk Monastery (Tver) (1492).

Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “The Unfading Flower” and Iveron.

Martyrs Cassius, Philip, and Eutychius, of Thessalonica (304). Martyr Ulphianus of Tyre (306). Martyrs Evagrius, Benignus, Chrestus, Arestus, Kinnudius, Rufus, Patricius, and Zosima, at Tomis in Moesia (ca. 310). St. Fara (Burgundofara) of Eboriac (now Faremoutiers) (7th c.). St. Joseph the Hymnographer, of Sicily (883). New Martyr Paul the Russian, at Constantinople (1683). St. Amphilochius (Makris), elder, of Patmos (1970).

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


         Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard (Prov. 21:13). And we often marvel why God does not listen to our prayers? Here is the reason! Because there surely have been instances when we have stopped our ears from hearing the entreaties of the needy; so the Lord does not hear us either. It is no great woe if a prayer about something temporal is not heard; but how woeful if the Lord will not listen to us when we start to pray to Him about the forgiveness of our sins. He will not listen if the cry to Him of those whom we have scorned is stronger than our prayers. We must hurry to avert this extreme misfortune, according to the example of Zaccheus, whose wise decision caused the Lord to say, This day is salvation come to this house (Luke 19:9).