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Прав. Тавифа Иоппийская Святитель Афанасий Великий Мученники страстотерпцы благоверные князья Борис и Глеб, во Святом Крещении Роман и Давид
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May 15
4th Sunday of Pascha. Sunday of the Paralytic. Tone 3.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомRighteous Tabitha of Joppa (1st c.). Совершается служба на шестьSt. Athanasius the Great, archbishop of Alexandria (373). Совершается служба с полиелеемTranslations of the relics of the Holy Passion-bearers Boris (1072) and Gleb (1115) of Russia, in holy baptism Romanus and David.

Martyrs Hesperus, Zoe, and their sons Cyriacus and Theodulus, at Attalia (2nd c.). St. Boris-Michael, prince of Bulgaria (ca. 908). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSecond translation of the relics (1711) of Martyr Abraham of the Bulgars on the Volga (1230). St. Serapion (Sysoev), metropolitan of Krutitsa (1653). St. Athanasius III, patriarch of Constantinople and wonderworker of Lubny (1654). Blessed Basil of Kadom, fool-for-Christ (1848).

St. Jacob (Putneanul), metropolitan of Moldova (1778). New Martyr Theodore of Byzantium, who died at Mytilene (1795). All Saints of Euboea.

Repose of Eldress Theodosia (Kosorotikhina) of Skopin (Ryazan) (2014).

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

Sunday of the Paralytic. [Acts 9:32–42; John 5:1–15]

   Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee (John 5:14). Sin does not strike only the soul, but the body as well. In some cases this is exceedingly obvious; in others, although not so clearly, the truth remains that the illnesses of the body always stem from sins. A sin is committed in the soul and directly makes it sick; but since the life of the body comes from the soul, then the life coming from a sick soul is of course not healthy. The mere fact that sin brings darkness and sorrow must unfavourably act on the blood, in which lies the basis of bodily health. But when you remember that it separates man from God, the Source of life, and places man in disharmony with all laws acting in himself and in nature, then one must marvel how a sinner remains alive after sinning. This is the mercy of God, Who awaits repentance and conversion. Consequently, a sick person must rush first of all to be cleansed of sins and make peace with God in his conscience. This paves the way for the beneficial action of medicine. They say that there was one distinguished doctor who would not begin treatment until the patient had confessed and received the holy Mysteries; and the more serious the disease, the more urgently he insisted upon this.


Righteous Tabitha: Living for God

Roman Savchuk

The humble acceptance of what happens as being how it should, and gratefulness for everything God sends is the answer of the mighty, but other-worldly. Here the main strength is not judging, not trying to decide for God what is best for our lives, where we can bring the most benefit.

St. Athanasius the Great the Archbishop of Alexandria

St Athanasius took part in the First Ecumenical Council when he was still a deacon.

St. Athanasius the Great the Patriarch of Alexandria

Saint Athanasius the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria, was a great Father of the Church and a pillar of Orthodoxy.

Princes Boris and Gleb

Boris and Gleb were the younger and much beloved sons of Grand Prince Vladimir, the ruler of Kievan Rus, who in 988 brought his subjects to the waters of Holy Baptism.

Passion-Bearer Gleb, in Holy Baptism David

The Holy Prince Gleb, in Holy Baptism David, was one of the first Russian martyrs called “Passion-Bearers.” He suffered together with his brother Prince Boris (Roman in Holy Baptism).

Martyrs Hesperus, Zoe, and their sons Cyriacus and Theodulus, at Attalia

The Holy Martyrs Hesperus, his wife Zoe, and their children Cyriacus and Theodulus suffered for their faith in Christ in the second century, during the persecution under Hadrian (117-138).

St. Athanasius of Lubensk the Patriarch of Constantinople

Saint Athanasius III Patelarios, Patriarch of Constantinople, Wonderworker of Lubensk, in the world Alexis, was born in 1560 on the island of Crete, into the pious Greek family Patelarios.