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1st Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday of All Saints. Tone 8.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Bessarion the Great, wonderworker, of Egypt (4th c.-5th c.). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Hilarion the New, abbot, of the Dalmatian Monastery (845).

Virgin-martyrs Archelais, Thecla, and Susanna, beheaded at Salerno (293). St. Jonah, bishop of Perm (1470). St. Paisius, abbot, of Uglich (1504). St. Jonah, founder of Klimets Monastery (Olonets) (1534).

New Hiero-confessor Raphael (Sheichenko), hieromonk of Optina Monastery (1957).

Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “Softening of Evil Hearts” and “Unshakeable Wall”.

St. Justus, bishop of Alexandria (130). Martyrs Amandus, Amantius, Alexander, Lucius, Alexander, Alexandria, Donatus, and Peregrinus at Noviodunum (Niculitel) (320). St. Jarlath, first bishop of Tuam, founder of the monastery of Cluain Fois (Ireland) (ca. 540). St. Claudius of Besancon, Gaul (699).

Repose of Eldress Raisa of Serafimovich village near Volgograd (1957) and Schemanun Macaria of Temkino in the Smolensk region (1993).

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 All the Saints. [Heb. 11:33–12:2; Matt. 10:32–33, 37–38; 19:27–30]

  The Holy Church commemorates Saints every day. But because there have been God-pleasers who struggled in obscurity and were not revealed to the Holy Church, the Church has set a day on which we praise all those who have pleased God throughout the ages, that they all might be glorified by the Church. The Church instituted this commemoration immediately after the descent of the Holy Spirit, because all saints have been made and are being made saints by the grace of the Holy Spirit. The grace of the Holy Spirit brings repentance and the forgiveness of sins; it leads one into battle with the passions and lusts, and crowns this labor with purity and passionlessness. And thus a new creature appears, fit for a new heaven and new earth. Let us be zealous to follow the saints of God. Today’s Gospel reading teaches us how to do this: it demands fearless confession of faith in the Lord, particular love toward Him, raising the cross of self-denial, and heartfelt renunciation of everything. Let us place a beginning according to these instructions.


Venerable Bessarion the Wonderworker of Egypt

Saint Bessarion, Wonderworker of Egypt was an Egyptian. He was baptized while still in his youth, and he led a strict life, striving to preserve the grace given him during Baptism.

Venerable Hilarion the New, Abbot of the Dalmatian Monastery

Saint Hilarion the New was born of pious parents, Peter and Theodosia, who raised him in the virtues and instructed him in Holy Scripture. At twelve years of age Saint Hilarion was tonsured as a monk at the Hesychius monastery near Constantinople, and from there he transferred to the Dalmatus monastery, where he received the Great Schema and became a disciple of Saint Gregory the Dekapolite (November 20).

Virgin-martyrs Archelais, Thecla, and Susanna, beheaded at Salerno

The Holy Virgin Martyrs Archelais, Thekla and Susanna sought salvation in a small monastery near Rome.

St. Jonah the Bishop of Perm

After Saint Pitirim, Saint Jonah ascended the throne of Perm. He converted to Christianity the remaining part of Great Perm, i.e. the pagan tribes living along the Rivers Vishera, Kama, Chusova and others.

St. Paisius of Uglich

Saint Paisius of Uglich was igumen of the Protection monastery, near Uglich.

Venerable Jonah the Abbot of Klimetzk

Saint Jonah of Klimetzk, in the world John, became a monk, and founded the Klimetzk Trinity Monastery in fulfillment of a vow.

Synaxis of All Saints

The Sunday following Pentecost is dedicated to All Saints, both those who are known to us, and those who are known only to God. There have been saints at all times, and they have come from every corner of the earth. They were Apostles, Martyrs, Prophets, Hierarchs, Monastics, and Righteous, yet all were perfected by the same Holy Spirit.