Orthodox Calendar 2023
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Мученик Исидор Хиосский Святитель Никита, епископ Новгородский
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May 27
6th Week after Pascha. Tone 5.
No fast.

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyr Isidore of Chios (251). Совершается служба на шестьSt. Isidore, fool-for-Christ and wonderworker, of Rostov (1474).

Martyr Maximus, under Decius (ca. 250). St. Serapion the Sindonite, monk, of Egypt (5th c.). St. Nicetas, recluse, of the Kiev Caves, bishop of Novgorod (1108). St. Leontius, patriarch of Jerusalem (1175). St. Andrew, abbot of the Holy Trinity–St. Raphael Monastery (Tyumen) (1820). Uncovering of the relics of St. Tikhon, bishop of Voronezh, wonderworker of Zadonsk (1846).

New Hieromartyr Peter Rozhdestvin, archpriest, of Lanino (Ryazan) (1939). New Hiero-confessor Matthew, hieromonk, of Yaransk (1927).

St. Aprunculus, bishop of Langres, later of Clermont (ca. 488). Hieromartyr Therapontus, bishop of Cyprus (632). New Martyr Mark of Crete, at Smyrna (1643). New Martyr Raiko-John of Shumena, Bulgaria (1802). Sts. Alexander, Barbarus, and Acolythus, martyred at the Church of Holy Peace by the Sea, in Constantinople.

Commemoration of the martyrdom by the Poles of Abbot Anthony with 40 monks and 1,000 laymen of the St. Paisius of Uglich Monastery and Abbot Daniel with 30 monks and 200 laymen of the St. Nicholas Monastery (Kostroma) (1609).

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 20:7–12; John 14:10–21]

   And whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, that will I do (John 14:13). What a consoling promise! But how few make use of it! People rarely keep this in mind. There are people who do not understand this at all, and do not accept it. Why is this so? Because they do not love the Lord, and they do not fulfil His commandments. This unfaithfulness of the heart toward the Lord relinquishes any boldness to petition the Lord, just as a lazy servant does not dare ask something of his masters, for he knows that he does not deserve any mercy. The established prayers are read in their usual course, and they contain very great petitions; but they are merely read, and this, as we well know, is far from prayer and petitioning. We cannot stand with true prayer before the Lord and extend our petitions to Him until our conscience is clear before Him.