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First Week after Pentecost (Fast-free period). Tone 7.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомApostle Hermes of the Seventy (1st c.). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Hermias, at Comana (2nd c.).

Martyr Philosophus, at Alexandria (3rd c.). First translation of the relics of Hieromartyr Philip, metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia, to Solovki (1591).

New Hieromartyr Archpriest Philosophus Ornatsky, with his sons Martyrs Nicholas and Boris, in St. Petersburg (1918). New Hieromartyrs Hierotheus (Afonin), bishop of Nikolsk (1928), and Hieroschemamonk Seraphim (Nikolsky) (1923).

Martyr Marus the Magician, converted on witnessing the martyrdom of St. Hermias (160). St. Eustathius, patriarch of Constantinople (1025). St. Philotheus, metropolitan of Tobolsk (1727). Finding of the relics of New Martyr Nicholas the Deacon, of Mytilene (1960).

Repose of Archimandrite Macarius of Peshnosha Monastery (1811).

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. [Rom. 1:7–12; Matt. 5:42–48]

  Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matt. 5:44). There is nobody on the earth without love. People love their parents and relatives, benefactors and protectors. But the feeling of love toward parents, relatives, protectors and benefactors is natural and forms unaided in the heart; that is why the Lord does not give it value. True Christian love is proved by our relationship to enemies. Not only should light and incidental annoyances not extinguish our love for others, but not even attacks and persecutions, misfortunes and deprivations, intentionally and hostilely inflicted. We must not only bless these people, but also do good to them and pray for them. See whether you have such a disposition toward your enemies, and judge by this whether you have Christian love, without which there is no salvation.