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6th Week after Pascha. Tone 5.
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Совершается служба великому праздникуThe Ascension of our Lord

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Nicetas the Confessor, bishop of Chalcedon, with his kinsmen Sts. Nicetas and Ignatius (9th c.) Совершается служба на шестьSt. Ignatius, bishop and wonderworker of Rostov (1288). St. Helen (Manturova), nun of Diveyevo (1832).

Hieromartyr Eutychius, bishop of Melitene (1st c.). Martyr Heliconis of Thessalonica (244). St. Germanus, bishop of Paris (576). Hieromartyr Helladius, bishop (6th c.-7th c.). St. Gerontius, metropolitan of Moscow (1489). Blessed Domnica (Likvinenko), ascetic, of Kherson (1967).

New Hieromartyrs Macarius (Morzhov), hieromonk of Zosima Hermitage (Smolensk), and Dionysius (Petushkov), hieroschemamonk of the St. Nilus of Stolobny Hermitage (Tver) (1931). New Confessor Heraclius (Motyakh), schemamonk, of Turkistan (1936). New Hiero-confessor Rodion (Fyodorov), archimandrite, of the Holy Trinity–St. Sergius Lavra (1933).

Martyrs Crescens, Paul, and Dioscorides, of Rome (326). St. Alexander, bishop of Thessalonica (4th c.). St. William, monastic founder, of Gellone (Gaul) (812). St. Sophronius, monk, of Bulgaria (1510). New Martyr Mitros (Demetrius) of Tripolitsa (1794). Blessed Andrew, fool-for-Christ, of Constantinople (911) New Hieromartyr Zachariah, priest of Prusa (1802).

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

Thursday. Ascension. [Acts 1:1–12; Luke 24:36–53]

   Saint Paul expresses the power of the Lord’s Ascension in this manner: When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men (Eph. 4:8). Having satisfied God’s righteousness, the Lord opened for us all the treasures of God’s goodness. This is indeed a capturing or taking of spoils after victory. The beginning of the distribution of these spoils to people is the descent of the Holy Spirit, Who, having descended, always abides in the Church and gives everyone that which he needs, receiving all from that captive captivity (cf. Eph 4:8). Come everyone and take. But prepare for yourself guardian of that treasure, which is a pure heart; have hands to take it, which is unreflecting faith. Then step forth searching hopefully, and praying relentlessly.