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Великомученик Иоанн Новый, Сочавский Киево-Братская икона Божией Матери  Святитель Никифор, I Патриарх Константинопольский
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June 15
2nd Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Nicephorus the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (828). Совершается служба на шестьGreat-martyr John the New, of Suceava, at Belgorod (Cetatea Alba) (1330-1340).

Hieromartyr Pothinus, bishop of Lyons (177). Martyrs Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, Blandina, Biblis, Ponticus, Alexander, and others, at Lyon (ca.177). Uncovering of the relics of St. Juliana, princess of Vyazma (Novotorzhok) (1819). Right-believing Prince Andrew of Nizhegorod (1365).

St. Marinus of Constantinople, son of St. Mary the New, of Byzia (ca. 930). St. Odo, archbishop of Canterbury (959). St. Nicephorus, bishop of Milet (11th c.). New Martyr Demetrius of Philadelphia (1657). New Martyr Constantine the Hagarene, at Constantinople (1819). Hieromartyr Erasmus, bishop of Formia in Campania, and 20,000 martyrs with him (303).

Repose of Schema-archimandrite Zachariah of the St. Sergius Lavra (1936) and slaying of Monk Hariton of Holy Archangels Monastery (Kosovo) (1999).

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. 2:28–3:18; Matt. 6:31–34; 7:9–11]

  Take no thought (Matt. 6:31). Then how is one to live? We have to eat, drink, and wear clothes. But the Saviour does not say, “do nothing,” but rather, take no thought. Do not weary yourself with care that consumes you both day and night, and gives you not a moment of peace. Such care is a sinful disease. It shows that a man is relying upon himself and has forgotten God; that he has lost hope in the Providence of God, wants to arrange everything for himself solely by his own efforts, to procure all that is necessary, and to preserve what he has procured by his own means. He has become chained in his heart to his property, and thinks to rest on as if it were a solid foundation. Love of possessions has bound him and he only thinks of how to get more into his hands. This mammon has replaced God for him. Work by all means, but do not weary yourself with evil cares. Hope for every success from God and commit your lot into His hands. Accept all that you obtain as a gift from the Lord’s hand, and wait with a firm hope that He continue His generous giving. Know that if God so desires, a rich man can lose all he has in one minute. All is decay and dust. Is it worth it to weary yourself for that? So, take no care!