Orthodox Calendar 2021
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April 8
4th Week of Great Lent. Tone 2.
Great Lent.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Совершается служба на шестьSynaxis of the Archangel Gabriel.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHieromartyr Irenaeus, bishop of Sirmium (304). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHieromartyrs Bathusius and Bercus, priests, Monk-martyr Arpilus, and Martyrs Abibus, Agnus, Reasus, Igathrax, Iscoeus (Iskous, Escoes), Silas, Signicus, Sonerilas, Suimbalus, Thermus, Phillus (Philgas), Anna, Alla, Larissa, Monco (Manca), Mamica, Uirko (Virko), Animais (Animaida), Gaatha the queen of the Goths, and Duklida, in the Crimea (ca. 375). St. Malchus of Chalcis in Syria (4th c.). St. Basil the Younger, anchorite, near Constantinople (10th c.).

Martyr Codratus (Quadratus), and with him 40 Martyrs, who suffered under Diocletian (284-305). Hieromartyr Eusebius, bishop of Kival, and Martyr Pullius the Reader. Hieromartyr Montanus, priest, and his wife Maxima, at Sirmium (ca. 304). St. Eutychius, subdeacon, of Alexandria (356). St. Braulio of Saragossa in Iberia (646). St. Ludger, bishop of Munster and missionary to northwestern Germany (809). New Martyr George of Sofia, at Adrianople (1437). St. Stephen the Confessor and Wonderworker, abbot, of Tryglia (815).

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


He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (Prov. 13:24). Never mind the children—let us work on ourselves. For each of us this means the following: do not spare yourself, chasten yourself earnestly. Self-pity is the root of all our crawling into sin. He who does not indulge himself is always steadfast in good. Most of all you must keep your flesh, that slow-witted slave, in the strictest discipline. When you tire the flesh, it is humble; but give it only a small privilege, and already it begins to show its claws and to rage with passion-loving eyes. But what is amazing is that no matter what is said, everyone stands up for the flesh, and invents all sorts of pleasing things for it. Even science, it seems, would not move forward without this. What sort of science is this?