Orthodox Calendar 2023
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Преподобный Симеон Столпник, Дивногорец Никита Переяславский Блаженная Ксения Петербургская
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First Week after Pentecost (Fast-free period). Tone 7.
No fast.

Совершается служба на шестьSt. Symeon Stylites (the Younger) of the Wonderful Mountain (596). Совершается служба со славословиемSt. Nicetas the Stylite, wonderworker, of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski (1186).

Martyrs Meletius Stratelates, Stephen, John, and 1,218 soldiers with women and children, including: Serapion the Egyptian, Callinicus the Magician, Theodore, Faustus, the women Marciana, Susanna, and Palladia, two children Cyriacus and Christian, and twelve tribunes: Faustus, Festus, Marcellus, Theodore, Meletius, Sergius, Marcellinus, Felix, Photinus, Theodoriscus, Mercurius, and Didymus—all of whom suffered in Galatia (ca. 218). St. Vincent of Lerins (ca. 450). St. Gregory, archbishop of Novgorod (1193). Martyrdom by the Poles of Abbot Anthony, 40 monks, and over 1,000 laymen at the St. Paisius of Uglich Monastery (1609).

Nun-martyr Martha, abbess, of Monemvasia (990). Translation of the relics of St. George of the Holy Mountain and Georgia (ca. 1067).

Repose of Monk Cyriacus of Valaam (1818) and Blessed Amphilochius of Rostov (1824).

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

Tuesday. [Rom. 1:1–7, 13–17; Matt. 4:25–5:13]

After the Lord’s baptism, when the Spirit descended upon Him in the form of a dove, He was brought down into the wilderness to be tempted. Such is the path common to all. Saint Issac the Syrian notes in one place that as soon as you taste grace-filled consolation, or receive some gift from the Lord—await temptations. Temptations conceal the brightness of grace from one’s own eyes which usually consume every good with self-opinion and self-exultation. These temptations are sometimes external—sorrows, humiliation; and internal—passionate thoughts, which purposely are released, like beasts unchained. Therefore, we must heed ourselves and strictly sort out what occurs with us and in us, to see why it is happening, and what obligations it brings.