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Fourth Sunday of Great Lent. Commemoration of St. John of the Ladder (Climacus). Tone 8.
Great Lent.
Wine and oil allowed.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомCommemoration of St. John of the Ladder (Climacus) (649). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомTranslation of the relics of St. Nicephorus the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (846).

Martyrs Africanus, Publius, and Terence, at Carthage (3rd c.). Martyr Alexander of Macedonia (ca. 305). Martyr Christina of Persia (4th c.).

New Hieromartyr Gregory Pospelov, archpriest, of Kronstadt (1921). New Hieromartyr Stephen (Bekh), bishop of Izhevsk (1933). New Hieromartyr Michael Okolovich, archpriest, of Irkutsk (1938).

Hieromartyr Publius, bishop of Athens and disciple of St. Dionysius the Areopagite (2nd c.). St. Gerald, abbot, of Mayo (731). Empress Helen of Constantinople (Ypomoni in monasticism) (1450).

Repose of Elder Ephraim of Valaam (1946) and Bishop Tikhon (Tikhomirov) of Kyrillov (1955).

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

The Fourth Sunday of Lent. [ Heb. 6:13–20; Mark 9:17–31]

   In His talks about blessedness, the Lord depicts a heavenly heart (Matt. 5:1–12). It contains: humility; weeping and contrition; meekness and angerlessness; complete love of righteousness; perfect mercifulness; purity of heart; love of peace and peacemaking; suffering misfortunes, false accusations and persecution for the sake of the Christian faith and life. If you want heaven, be like this, and already here on earth you will have a foretaste of heaven, into which you will enter prepared, like a forenamed heir.