Martyr 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).
The Sunday of Holy Pentacost. [Acts 2:1–11; John
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