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Pentecost—Trinity Sunday. Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Disciples. Tone 7.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Theodotus of Ancyra (303). Blessed Paul of Taganrog (glorification 1999).

Hieromartyr Marcellinus, pope of Rome, and with him Martyrs Claudius, Cyrinus, and Antoninus (304). St. Marcellus, pope of Rome, and with him the Martyrs: deacons Sisinius and Cyriacus; soldiers Smaragdus, Largus, Apronian, Saturninus, Pappias, and Maurus; Crescentian, Priscilla, Lucina, and Princess Artemia (304-310). Martyrs Cyria, Caleria (Valeria), and Maria, of Caesarea in Palestine (4th c.). Synaxis of the Saints of Ivanovo. St. Anthony (in schema Abramius), monk of Kozhaezersk Monastery (1634). St. Ioannicius, Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich (1900).

New Hieromartyr Andronicus (Nikolsky), archbishop of Perm (1918). New Hieromartyrs Nicholas Konyukhov, archpriest, of Cherdyn (Perm), and Alexander Preobrazhensky, archpriest, of Pozhva (Perm) (1918). New Hieromartyr Stanislav Nasadil, priest, of Czechoslovakia, at Croatia (1941).

“Lesna” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1683).

Martyrs Aesia and Susanna, disciples of St. Pancratius of Taormina (1st c.). Virgin-martyr Potamiaena, and with her Martyrs Plutarch, Serenus, Heraclides, Heron, Herais, Marcella, and Basilides, of Alexandria (193-211). Martyr Zenaida (Zenais) of Caesarea in Palestine. St. Daniel of Scetis in Egypt (420). Sts. Stephen and Anthimus of Constantinople, priests, of the Fervent Ones (5th c.). St. Colman, bishop of Dromore, Ireland (6th c.). Martyrs of Adjara who suffered under the Turkish Yoke (18th c.). St. Panagis (Paisius) Bassia, priest, of Cephalonia (1888). Martyr Lycarion of Tanis [Hermopolis] in Egypt.

Repose of Anthony Ivanovich, fool-for-Christ, of Valaam (1832).

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

The Sunday of Holy Pentacost. [Acts 2:1–11; John 7:37–52; 8:12]

  The economy of our salvation is accomplished! The operation of all the Persons of the Most Holy Trinity have now come into effect to accomplish it. What God the Father has willed, the Son of God fulfilled in Himself, and the Holy Spirit has now descended in order to impart it to the faithful. For our salvation is according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ (I Pet. 1:2). For this sake we are baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, obliged, to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you (Matt. 28:19–20). Those who do not confess the Most Holy Trinity cannot participate in the saving action of Its Persons and thus receive salvation. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, the Trinity one in essence and undivided, granting us confession of Itself! “O Father Almighty, and Word, and Spirit, one nature united in three Persons, transcendent and extremely divine! Into Thee have we been baptized, and Thee shall we bless throughout all ages.”