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3rd Week of Great Lent. Tone 2.
Great Lent.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Chrysanthus and Daria, and those with them at Rome: Claudius the Tribune, his wife Hilaria, their sons Jason and Maurus, the priest Diodorus, and the deacon Marianus (283). Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомSt. Sophia of Slutsk and Minsk (1612).

Martyr Pancharius, at Nicomedia (ca. 302). St. Bassa, nun, of Pskov Caves (ca. 1473). St. Innocent, founder of Komel Monastery (Vologda) (1511-1522). St. Symeon (Popovic), archimandrite, of Dajbabe, Montenegro (1941).

Smolensk “Umileniye” (“Tender Feeling”) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1103).

Righteous Maria, wife of Vsevelod III (1206). Martyr Alcmund, prince of Northumbria (800). New Martyr Demetrius, at Constantinople (1564). New Martyr Nicholas Karamanos of Smyrna (1657).

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

Monday (3rd week of Lent).

   The fear of the Lord is to hate evil (Prov. 8:13);[1] and if it hateth evil, it will drive it away; if it drives it away, the soul will be cleansed of it, and will thus appear righteous

before the Lord. This is everything that we now seek with such effort. Thus, restore the fear of God in yourself and maintain it, and you will possess the most powerful means for self-healing. The fear of the Lord will not allow you to sin, and it will force you to do every good thing on every possible occasion. Then you will fulfil the commandment: Depart from evil and do good (Ps. 34:14), which the prophet gives to those seeking true life. How can one attain fear of God? Seek and ye shall find (cf. Matt. 7:7). We cannot say in this regard, “Do this,” or “Do that;” the fear of God is a spiritual feeling, secretly conceived in the heart that is turning to God. Reflection helps, and the effort to have this feeling helps; but in fact it is given from the Lord. Search it out like a gift and it will be given to you. When it is given, then listen to it without contradicting, and it will correct all evil within you.[2]

[1]The Slavonic for Prov. 8:13 reads: The fear of the Lord hateth evil.

[2]“All evil within you”—here St. Theophan refers to the word in the quote from Prov. 8:13, which in the KJV slightly differs from the Slavonic.