Orthodox Calendar 2020
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Пророк Елисей Священномученик Владимир, митрополит Киевский и Галицкий Дивеевские святые
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3rd Week after Pentecost. Tone 1.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Fish, wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомProphet Elisha (9th c. b.c.). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Methodius the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (846).

St. Mstislav-George, prince of Novgorod (1180). St. Methodius, founder of Peshnosha Monastery, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh (1392). St. Elisha, monk, of Suma (Solovki) (15th c.-16th c). Synaxis of the Saints of Diveyevo.

New Hieromartyr Alexander Parusnikov, archpriest, of Troitsko-Ramenskoye (Moscow) (1938).

St. Julitta ( Julia) of Tabennisi in Egypt (4th c.). St. John (Mavropos), metropolitan of Euchaita (1100). St. Sabbas, fool-for-Christ, of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (1349). St. Niphon, monk, of Kapsokalyvia, Mt. Athos (1411). Hieromartyr Cyril, bishop of Gortyna on Crete (ca. 303).

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. 3:28-4:3; Matt. 7:24-8:4]

   The present Gospel reading says that one who hears the sayings of the Lord and does them is like one who builds a house upon a rock; but one who hears them and does not do them is like one who builds a house upon the sand. Everyone should learn this by heart and repeat it often; the truth contained in it is graphically clear and anyone can understand it. Everyone has had many experiences of this. Take your thoughts, for example. While you are thinking about something, they are unstable and restless, but when you write them down, they become solid and fixed. The outcome of any project is unsure and its details can change many times before it is begun; yet any further cogitation ceases once you have set it in motion. In this manner, moral rules are alien to us when not fulfilled, they are outside of us and shaky. But when we fulfil them, they enter within, settle in the heart and form the basis of our character—good or evil. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise (Eph. 5:15).