Orthodox Calendar 2024
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Sixth Week of Great Lent (Palm Week). Tone 5.
Great Lent.
Monastic rule: xerophagy (bread, uncooked fruits and vegetables).

Cовершается служба, не отмеченная в Типиконе никаким знакомMartyrs Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompeius, and 36 others, including Zeno, Alexander, and Theodore, at Carthage (ca. 249-251).

Hieromartyrs James, priest, and Azadanes and Abdicius, deacons, of Persia (ca. 380). Nun-martyr Anastasia, abbess, and 34 nuns with her, of Uglich (1609). New Hieromartyr Gregory V, patriarch of Constantinople (1821). Hieromartyr Misael, archbishop of Ryazan (1656).

New Hieromartyr Flegont Pongilsky, archpriest, of Yaroslavl (1938).

Prophetess Huldah (Olda). St. Miltiades, pope of Rome (314). The Holy Martyrs of Kvabtakhevi Monastery (Georgia), who suffered during the invasion of Tamerlane (1386). New Martyr George of Cyprus, at Acre (Palestine) (1753). New Martyr Demos of Smyrna (1763). New Monk-martyr Chrysanthus of Xenophontos, Mt. Athos (1821).

Consecration of Ioasaph (Bolotov) as Bishop of Kodiak, Alaska (1799).

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


         Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard (Prov. 21:13). And we often marvel why God does not listen to our prayers? Here is the reason! Because there surely have been instances when we have stopped our ears from hearing the entreaties of the needy; so the Lord does not hear us either. It is no great woe if a prayer about something temporal is not heard; but how woeful if the Lord will not listen to us when we start to pray to Him about the forgiveness of our sins. He will not listen if the cry to Him of those whom we have scorned is stronger than our prayers. We must hurry to avert this extreme misfortune, according to the example of Zaccheus, whose wise decision caused the Lord to say, This day is salvation come to this house (Luke 19:9).