Orthodox Calendar 2022
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Святитель Василий, епископ Рязанский Тимофей Прусский Святитель Иоанн Тобольский
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Old Style
June 10
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June 23
2nd Week after Pentecost. Tone 8.
Fast of the Holy Apostles.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомHieromartyr Timothy, bishop of Prusa (ca. 361-363). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомUncovering and translation of the relics of St. Basil, bishop of Ryazan (1609). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSynaxis of the Saints of Ryazan. Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. John, metropolitan of Tobolsk and all Siberia (1715). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSynaxis of the Saints of Siberia. St. Tamar (Mardzhanishvili), schema-abbess of the St. Seraphim–Znamensky Skete (Moscow) (1936).

Martyr Alexander and Virgin-martyr Antonina, at Crodamon (ca. 313). St. Theophanes, monk, and St. Pansemne, former harlot, of Antioch (369). St. Bassian, bishop of Lodi in Lombardy (409). St. Silouan of the Far Caves in Kiev (13th c.-14th c.). Blessed Cosmas, fool-for-Christ, of Verkhoturye (1706).

St. Asterius, bishop of Petra (4th c.). St. Canides, monk, of Cappadocia (ca. 460). 222 Chinese New Martyrs of the Boxer Uprising, at Beijing and other places: Hieromartyr Metrophanes Chang (Chang Tzi-tzung), his wife Tatiana, his sons John and Isaiah, Isaiah’s fiancée Maria, the church-school teachers Paul Wang and Ia Wen, and others (1900).

Repose of Elder Nahum of Solovki (1853) and Schemamonk Sergius of Valaam (1860).

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

Thursday. [Rom. 5:10–16; Matt. 8:23–27]

  They set off for the other side of the sea. The Lord was sleeping. A tempest arose and everyone was terrified, but they forgot that the Lord was with them, and thus there was nothing to fear. This also happens in the earthly and spiritual course of life. When a tempest of misfortunes or passions arises we usually become worried to the point of paralyzation, and think that this is normal; but the Lord sends us a lesson: O ye of little faith! (Matt. 8:26). And justly! It is impossible not to notice what is happening, but it is possible to maintain a wise calmness. First and foremost, see what the Lord wants of you, and submit humbly to His strong hand. Do not rush about, do not become frenzied. Then lift up your faith that the Lord is with you and fall to His feet in prayer. Dot cry, “I perish!” but with devotion call out, “Lord! If Thou wilt—Thou canst do all things. Not my will, but Thy will be done.” Believe, that this is how you will safely escape the tempest that has arisen.


Hieromartyr Timothy the Bishop of Prusa

The Hieromartyr Timothy, Bishop of Prusa (Bithynia), received from the Lord the gift of wonderworking because of his purity and sanctity of life.

St Basil the Bishop of Ryazan

Synaxis of the Saints of Ryzan

St. John of Tobolsk

"Christian! Observe once and for all how the sunflower even on gloomy days pursues its circular course, following the sun with the unchanging love and attraction natural to it. Our sun, illuminating our path through this world, is the will of God; it does not always illuminate our path in life without clouds; often clear days are followed by gloomy ones: rain, wind, storms arise. But let our love for our Sun, the will of God, be so strong that we may continue, inseparably from it, even in days of misfortune and sorrow, like the sunflower on gloomy days, to navigate faultlessly on the sea of life, following the indications of the 'barometer' and 'compass' of the will of God, which leads us into the safe harbor of eternity."

Synaxis of the Saints of Siberia

Synaxis of the Saints of Siberia

Martyr Alexander and Virgin-martyr Antonina, at Crodamon

Sts Alexander and Antonina were martyred on May 3, 313. In the Prologue their memory is listed under June 10. The relics of the saints were transferred to Constantinople and placed in the Maximov monastery.

Venerable Theophanes of Antioch

Saint Theophanes of Antioch was the son of pagans. At a youthful age he entered into marriage, but after three years his wife died.

St. Bassian the Bishop of Lodi in Lombardy

Saint Bassian, Bishop of Lodi, was a friend of Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (December 7). Saint Bassian’s father governed the Syracuse region (in Sicily) and he prepared his son to follow in his footsteps.