Orthodox Calendar 2022
Previous day
Иеремия Икона Божией Матери ''Нечаянная Радость'' Преподобный Пафнутий Боровский
Next day
Old Style
May 1
New Style
May 14
3rd Week after Pascha. Tone 2.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомProphet Jeremiah (6th c. b.c.). Совершается служба со славословиемSt. Paphnutius, abbot, of Borovsk (1477).

Hieromartyr Batas, abbot, of Nisibis (4th c.). St. Tamara, queen of Georgia (1213). Hieromartyr Macarius, metropolitan of Kiev (1497). St. Gerasimus, founder of Boldino Monastery (Smolensk) (1554). New Monk-martyrs Euthymius (1814) and Ignatius (1814) and Acacius of Serres (1816), at Constantinople. St. Luke (Shvets), schemamonk of Glinsk Hermitage (1898).

New Hiero-confessor Tryphon of Svyatogorsk Monastery (1939). Synaxis of New Martyrs of Izyum (Ukraine).

Unexpected Joy” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

St. Brieuc, abbot, in Brittany (ca. 502). Martyr Sigismund, king of Burgundy (524). St. Asaph, bishop of Llanelwy, North Wales (ca. 600). St. Ultan, Irish missionary monk, of Burgh Castle (East Anglia), Fosse, and Peronne (Gaul) (680). New Monk-martyr Romanus of Raqqa (780). St. Michael, ascetic, of Chalcedon (8th c.-9th c.). St. Zosimas, bishop of Kumurdo (15th c.-16th c). St. Panaretus, bishop of Paphos on Cyprus (1791). St. Nicephorus of Chios, monk (1821). New Martyr Maria of Merambelos on Crete (1826). Martyr Philosophus at Alexandria (252). St. Isidora the Fool-for-Christ, of Tabennisi, Egypt (ca. 365).

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

Saturday. [Acts 9:20–31; John 15:17–16:2]

   When Saint Paul began to preach in Damascus, all were amazed, saying: Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name? (Acts 9:21). Isn’t it always this way? Those close to someone who converts from unbelief to belief, or from sin to virtue, marvel over what happened has with this person. He did everything our way and now suddenly everything has changed: his words and his gaze, his step and his thoughts are not the same, and his undertakings are different, and the places where he goes are different. It is as if one were walking toward the west, and then suddenly turned around to the east. These two lives are contradictory and mutually exclude one another. He who wants to combine them, or to make a whole life with part from the one, and part from the other, will waste both time and effort with no success. What can these lives have in common?! Only those who do not understand things can say, “Why does it have to be so drastic!”


Prophet Jeremiah

The Holy Prophet Jeremiah, one of the four great Old Testament prophets, was son of the priest Helkiah from the city of Anathoth near Jerusalem, and he lived 600 years before the Birth of Christ, under the Israelite king Josiah and four of his successors.

Venerable Paphnutius the Abbot of Borov

Saint Paphnutius of Borov was born in 1394 in the village of Kudinovo, not far from Borov, and at Baptism he was named Parthenius

Martyr Bata the Persian

The Martyr Bata, a monastic, lived during the fourth century in Persia and labored there in one of the monasteries.

Holy Queen Tamar (†1213)

Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze

In 1166 a daughter, Tamar, was born to King Giorgi III (1155–1184) and Queen Burdukhan of Georgia. The king proclaimed that he would share the throne with his daughter from the day she turned twelve years of age.

Hieromartyr Macarius the Metropolitan of Kiev

On May 1, 1497 Tatars invading Russia killed Metropolitan Macarius of Kiev and All Rus in the village of Strigolovo, at the River Vzhischa, where the saint was conducting divine services.

St. Gerasimus of Boldino

Saint Gerasimus of Boldino, whose secular name was Gregory, was born in 1490 at Pereslav-Zalessk. In his early childhood, he often went to church to attend the divine services.

New Martyr Euthymius of Mt Athos

This holy New Martyr of Christ was born in Demitsana in the Peloponnesos. His parents were Panagiotes and Maria, and he was given the name Eleutherius in Baptism.

New Martyr Ignatius the Martyr of Mt Athos

The holy New Martyr Ignatius was born in the village of Eski Zagora in the Trnovo region of Bulgaria, and was named John in Baptism.

New Martyr Acacius the Martyr of Mt Athos and Seres

The holy New Martyr Acacius was born at Neochorion, Macedonia near Thessalonica in the eighteenth century. The oldest son of Bulgarian peasants, he was named Athanasius at his baptism.

Icon of the Mother of God “the Unexpected joy”

The sinful youth, who was nevertheless devoted to the Theotokos, was praying one day before the icon of the All-Pure Virgin before going out to commit a sin. Suddenly, he saw that wounds appeared on the Lord’s hands, feet, and side, and blood flowed from them.

Holy Hierarch Zosime of Kumurdo (16th century)

Archpriest Zakaria Machitadze

Saint Zosime of Kumurdo lived and labored from the endof the 15th century through the first half of the 16th century.To the world he was known as Zebede. He was raisedby Princess Ketevan, the daughter of King Giorgi VIII(1446–1466).

Venerable Nicephorus of Chios

Saint Nicephorus, the “most luminous star of the Church of Christ,” who delighted the hearts of the faithful “with divinely inspired teachings,” was born around 1750 at Kardamyla on the Greek island of Chios, and his family name was Georgios, or Georgos.