Orthodox Calendar 2021
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2nd Week after Pascha. Tone 1.
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Совершается служба на шестьApostle of the Seventy and Hieromartyr Symeon the Kinsman of the Lord, bishop of Jerusalem (107).

St. Eulogius the Hospitable, of Constantinople (6th c.). St. Stephen, abbot of the Kiev Caves and bishop of Vladimir in Volhynia (1094). St. Basil (Kishkin), hieroschemamonk of Glinsk and Ploshchansk hermitages (1831).

New Hieromartyrs Paul Svetozarov, archpriest, and John Rozhdestvensky, priest, and with them Martyrs Peter Yazykov, Nicholas Malkov, Auxentius Kalashnikov, Sergius Mefodiev, and Anastasia of Shui and Palekh (Vladimir) (1922). Glorification of New Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky), archbishop of Verey (1999).

St. Pollion the Reader, of Cibalis in Pannonia (306). St. Nicon, abbot, of the monastery of St. Gerasimus (6th c.). St. Floribert, bishop of Luik (Neth.) (746). St. John the Confessor, abbot, of Cathares Monastery at Constantinople (832). Burning of the relics of St. Sava I of Serbia by the Turks (1595). New Martyr Theodore of Byzantium, who died at Mytilene (1795). All Saints of Euboea.

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. [Acts 3:19–26; John 2:1–11]

   Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord (Acts 3:19). Thus spoke the holy apostle Peter to the Jews who crucified the Lord, comforting them that they did it out of ignorance. But we are crucifying the Lord within ourselves for a second time, not out of ignorance, but through our sins; but the most merciful one receives us too when we repent and turn to Him with all of our heart. We did this during Great Lent. Each came running to the Lord with tears of repentance over his sins; and the more sincerely one did this, the more strongly did he feel the refreshment of forgiveness, proceeding from the face of the Lord, through the hands and word of absolution of God’s priest. Now what is left for us to do? To be on guard against new falls, so that we would not fall again into the guilt of crucifying the Lord. The Apostle says that heaven only received the Lord Jesus until the times of restitution of all things (cf. Acts 3:21). Then He again will come and set forth judgment. With what eyes will those who pierced His side look upon Him! Indeed, we too will have to stand in their ranks if we stop bringing forth fruits of repentance and return to our old ways.


St. Eulogius the Hospitable of Constantinople

Saint Eulogius the Hospitable lived during the fourth century in the Thebaid.

Venerable Stephen the Abbot of the Kiev Far Caves, and Bishop of Vladimir, in Volhynia

Saint Stephen, Igumen of the Caves, Bishop of Vladimir in Volhynia, pursued asceticism at the Kiev Caves monastery under the guidance of Saint Theodosius (May 3). Saint Theodosius sometimes entrusted him to exhort the brethren with edifying words.

The Life of Holy Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky), Archbishop of Verey

One of the most eminent figures of the Russian Orthodox Church in the 1920s was Archbishop Hilarion of Verey, an outstanding theologian and extremely talented individual. Throughout his life he burned with great love for the Church of Christ, right up to his martyric death for her sake. His literary works are distinguished by their strictly ecclesiastical content and his tireless struggle against scholasticism, specifically Latinism, which had been influencing the Russian Church from the time of Metropolitan Peter Moghila [of Kiev].

Reverend Hilarion Troitsky

In the morning the sun chased away the mists shrouding the beach. And at that point everyone saw the boat returning… It contained not four but nine people. And then everyone gathered on the quay, — monks, prisoners, guards, — all crossed themselves and went down on their knees. “A Miracle, indeed! The Lord has saved them!” came cries from the crowd.

Service to Holy Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky) of Verey

All thy hope didst thou set on God, following His divine will; and in time of persecution thou didst take up the archpastoral staff as a cross, preparing thyself for martyrdom for the sake of Christ. Him didst thou confess before thy tormenters, enduring sufferings. And standing now before Christ, O Hilarion, thou dost rejoice with the holy Patriarch Tikhon. O Hilarion, most honored master, thy life was truly lived in accordance with thy name; for, having the serenity of prayer within thee, thou didst make manifest the joy of Pascha unto all.

The Life of Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky), Archbishop of Verea

Andrei Gorbachev

“He simply would give away everything that he had—which they asked for. He wasn’t interested in his things. So someone, out of charity, had to look after his suitcase at any rate. And he had such a helper on Solovki, too…"