FROM THE FATHERS
“ ‘AND MY FATHER will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.’ My friends, consider the greatness of this solemn feast [Pentecost] that commemorates God’s coming as a guest into our hearts! If some rich and influential friend were to come to your home, you would promptly put it all in order for fear something there might offend your friend’s eyes when he came in. Let all of us then who are preparing our inner homes for God cleanse them of anything our wrongdoing has brought into them”.
St. Gregory the Great, pope of Rome + AD 604
“THE COMFORTER, the Holy Spirit, who fills the whole universe, passes through all believing, meek, humble, good, and simple human souls, dwelling in them, vivifying and strengthening them. He becomes one spirit with them and everything to them – light, strength, peace, joy, success in their undertakings, especially in a pious life, and everything good – ‘going through all understanding, pure and most subtle spirits’ (Wisdom of Solomon vii, 23). ‘We have been all made to drink into one Spirit’ (ICor. 12:13). All pious people are filled with the Spirit of God similarly as a sponge is filled with water.”
St. John of Kronstadt + AD 1909
“LIKE a dry tree which puts forth shoots when watered, the soul bears the fruit of holiness when repentance has made it worthy of receiving the Holy Spirit. Although the Spirit never changes, the effects of this action, by the will of God and in the name of Christ, are both many and marvellous. The Spirit makes one man a teacher of divine truth, inspires another to prophesy, gives another the power of casting out devils, enables another to interpret holy Scripture. The Spirit strengthens one man’s self-control, shows another how to help the poor, teaches another to fast and lead a life of asceticism, makes another oblivious to the needs of the body, trains another for martyrdom. His action is different in different people, but the Spirit himself is always the same. In each person, Scripture says, the Spirit reveals his presence in a particular way for the common good.”
St. Cyril of Jerusalem + AD 386
Friday 1st June 2018
Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher and those with him at Rome (166). St. Agapitus, Unmercenary Physician of the Kiev Caves (1095). Holy Martyr Pyrrhus the Virgin. Holy Martyr Thespesius of Cappadocia (230).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Ronan. Holy martyr Wistan of Evesham (850). Holy martyr Wite (Candida) of Dorset.
Romans 2:14-29; Matthew 5:33-41
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Leavetaking of Pentecost
St. Nicephorus the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (828). Great Martyr John the New of Sochi, who suffered at Belgrade (1332). Hieromartyr Erasmus (Elmo) of Ochrid and 20,000 Martyrs with him (309). Hieromartyr Photinus, bishop of Lyons and his companion Holy Martyr Blandina (177).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Odo the Good, 22nd archbishop of Canterbury (959). St. Adalgis (ca. 686). St. Bodfan (7th C).
Romans 1:7-12; Matthew 5:42-48
Sunday 3rd June 2018
1st after Pentecost – Sunday of All Saints 1st of Matthew – Tone 8 : Eothinon 1.
Holy Martyr Lucillian and those with him at Byzantium (270). Venerable Athanasius, the Wonderworker of Cilicia. St. Clotilde, Queen of the Franks (545). St. Hiera, widow, of Mesopotamia (312). Translation of the relics of the slain Crown Prince Demetrius of Moscow (1591).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Kevin, abbot of Glendalough (618). St. Glunshallaich (7th C). St. Cronan (617).
Hebrews 11:33-12:2; Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30
Monday 4th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Apostles’ Fast begins
St. Metrophanes, 1st patriarch of Constantinople (326).
SS Mary and Martha, sisters of the Righteous Lazarus (1st C).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Nennoc of Brecknock (467). St. Petroc, abbot of Padstow (6th C). St. Breaca of Hayle (6th C). St. Berriona the Recluse (6th C). SS Croidan, Medan and Degan, companions of St. Petroc. St. Gonand, Missionary. St. Cronan the Tanner (617). St. Edfrith, bishop of Lindisfarne (721).
Romans 2:28-3:18; Matthew 6:31-34; 7:9-11
For the Commemoration: Hebrews 7:26-8:2; John 10:1-9
Tuesday 5th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Hieromartyr Dorotheus, bishop of Tyre (361). Holy Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonides, Arius, Gorgias, Selenias, Irene, and Pambo, of Egypt (305-311). Holy Martyrs Christopher and Conon of Rome (3rd C AD). St. Theodore the Wonderworker, Hermit of the Jordan (583). Abba Dorotheus of Palestine (620).
British Isles & Ireland: Hieromartyr Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Apostle of Germany (754). SS Waccar, Gundekar, Elleher, Hathawulf and Companions, monks martyred with St. Boniface. Holy Martyr Eoban, companion of SS Willibrord and Boniface (754). St. Tudno (6th C).
Romans 4:4-12; Matthew 7:15-21
Wednesday 6th June 2018 (ƒ3)
St. Hilarion the New, abbot of the Dalmatian monastery (845). St. Bessarion the Wonderworker, of Egypt (466). Venerable Attalus the Wonderworker. St. Jonah, bishop of Perm (1470). Virgin Martyrs Archelais, Thecla, and Susanna, beheaded at Salerno (293). The Five virgins of Caesarea in Palestine: Martha, Mary, Cyria, Valeria, and Marcia.
British Isles & Ireland: St. Eigrad of Anglesey (6th C). St. Cocca. St. Gudwall (6th C). St. Jarlath, bishop of Tuam (ca. 550).
Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 7:21-23
Thursday 7th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Hieromartyr Theodotus, bishop of Ancyra (303). St. Panagis of Cephalonia. Hieromartyr Marcellinus, pope of Rome (304) and with him the Holy Martyrs Claudius, Cyrinus and Antoninus (304). Hieromartyr Marcellus, pope of Rome, and those with him (309). Holy Martyrs Cyriaca, Caleria, and Mary, of Caesarea in Palestine (304). Martyr Zenais of Caesarea in Palestine. St. Sebastiana the Wonderworker (c. 3rd C AD).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Colman, bishop of Dromore (6th C). St. Meriadoc the Wonderworker, archbishop (7th C).
Romans 5:10-16; Matthew 8:23-27
Friday 8th June 2018 (ƒ3)
Translation of the relics of the Great Martyr Theodore Stratelates (“the General”) (319). St. Zosimas, monk, of Phoenicia (6th C). St. Atre of Nitria. St. Ephraim, patriarch of Antioch (545). St. Melania the Elder, of Palladius’ Lausiac History. Holy Martyrs Nicander and Calliope. New Martyrs Anastasius & Theophanes at Constantinople (1559).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Bron, bishop of Cassel-Irra (ca. 511). St. Levan (6th C). St. Muirchu (7th C). St. Syra (7th C).
Romans 5:17-6:2; Matthew 9:14-17
Saturday 9th June 2018 (ƒ1)
St. Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria (444). St. Pelagia and the three Virgin-Martyrs of Chios. St. Cyril of the White Lake (Byelozersk) (1427). The five nuns beheaded in Persia: Martyrs Thecla, Mariamne, Martha, Mary, and Enmatha (346). St. Alexander, abbot of Kushta, Vologda (1439).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Columba (Columcille) of Iona, Enlightener of Scotland (597). St. Baithene of Tiree (600).
Romans 3:19-26; Matthew 7:1-8
Sunday 10th June 2018 (ƒ1)
2nd after Pentecost 2nd of Matthew – Tone 1 : Eothinon 2.
Holy Martyr Alexander and Virgin-Martyr Antonina at Constantinople (ca. 313). St. Pansemne, the former harlot, of Antioch (369). St. Theophanes, monk, of Antioch (363). Hieromartyr Timothy, bishop of Prusa (362). St. John, metropolitan and Wonderworker of Tobolsk (1715).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Illadan, bishop of Rathlihen (6th C). St. Ithamar, 1st English bishop of Rochester (ca. 656).
Romans 2:10-16; Matthew 4:18-23
Monday 11th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas (1st C)
Commemoration of the appearance of the Archangel Gabriel to a monk at Mt. Athos, and the revelation of the hymn, “It is Truly Meet” (“Axion Estin”) (980). Hieromartyr Metrophanes, the first Chinese priest, and the Chinese New Martyrs of the Boxer Uprising, at Peking and other places (1900).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Blitharius (7th C). St. Herebald (8th C). St. Tochumra of Kilmore.
Romans 7:1-13; Matthew 9:36-10:8
For the Commemoration: Acts 11:19-30; Luke 10:16-21
Tuesday 12th June 2018 (ƒ1)
St. Onuphrius the Great (4th C). St. Peter of Mt. Athos (734). St. Arsenius, abbot of Konevits (1447). Holy Martyr Antonina of Nicea (305). St. John the Soldier of Egypt (7th C). Russian New Martyr Onuphrius, bishop (1938) and his co-sufferers Hieromartyrs Anthony, Barsanuphius and Joseph (1937), and Hierarch Alexander of Kharkov.
British Isles & Ireland: St. Ternan, missionary abbot & bishop of Culross (5th C).
Romans 7:14-8:2; Matthew 10:9-15
Wednesday 13th June 2018 (ƒ3)
Holy Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria (293). St. Triphyllios, bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) in Cyprus (370). Holy Martyr Diodorus of Homs who was crucified. St. Antipater, bishop of Bostra in Arabia. St. Eulogius, patriarch of Antioch.
British Isles & Ireland: St. Damhnade of Cavan.
Romans 8:1-13; Matthew 10:16-22
Thursday 14th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Righteous Prophet Elisha (9th C BC). St. Methodius the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (847). Hieromartyr Cyril, bishop of Gortyna in Crete (4th C). Venerable Niphon, monk of Kapsokalyvia, Mt. Athos (1330).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Dogmael (5th C). St. Nennus, abbot of Arran (7th C). St. Ciaran, abbot of Bellach-Duin (870).
Romans 8:22-27; Matthew 10:23-31
Friday 15th June 2018 (ƒ3)
Righteous Prophet Amos (8th C BC). Apostles Achaikos, Stephen and Fourtunatos of the Seventy (1st C). Venerable Jerome of Stridonium (420). Blessed Augustine, bishop of Hippo (430), and his mother Monica (387). Blessed Lazarus, prince of Serbia (1389). St. Jonas, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia (1461).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Trillo of Gwynedd, companion of St. Cadfan (5th C). St. Vouga the Hermit (6th C). St. Edburgh of Winchester (960).
Romans 9:6-19; Matthew 10:32-36; 11:1
Saturday 16th June 2018 (ƒ1)
St. Tychon the Wonderworker, bishop of Amathus in Cyprus (425). The Forty Martyrs of Rome (62). St. Tikhon of Lukhov (1503). St. Mark the Just of Apollonia, nephew of the Apostle Barnabas (1st C). St. Tikhon of Medynsk and Kaluzh (1492).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Cettin, bishop (5th C). St. Colman McRoi, abbot of Reachrain (5th C). St. Curig, bishop of Llanbadarn (6th C). St. Ismael, disciple of St. Teilo (6th C).
Romans 3:28-4:3; Matthew 7:24-8:4
Sunday 17th June 2018 (ƒ1)
3rd after Pentecost 3rd of Matthew – Tone 2 : Eothinon 3.
Holy Martyr Isaurus, and those with him at Athens (4th C). Holy Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael of Persia (362). Venerable Joseph and Pior, disciples of St. Anthony the Great (4th C). St. Aëtius the Eunuch, Enlightener of Ethiopia, baptized by the Apostle Philip (1st C). Holy Martyr Shalva of Akhaltsikhe, Georgia (1227).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Nectan of Hartland, martyr (6th C). St. Botolph, abbot and confessor, of Boston, and his brother St. Adolph (680). St. Molling, abbot of Aghacainid (697). St. Briavel, hermit (6th C).
Romans 5:1-10; Matthew 6:22-33
Monday 18th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Holy Martyr Leontius, and with him Martyrs Hypatius and Theodulus, at Tripoli in Syria (73). St. Leontius the Hagiorite of Dionysiou monastery, Mt. Athos (1605).
Romans 9:18-33; Matthew 11:2-15
Tuesday 19th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Holy Apostle Jude (Thaddeus), the brother of the Lord (ca. 80). Holy Myrrh-bearer Mary, mother of the Apostle James (1st C). Holy Martyr Zosimas the Soldier at Antioch in Pisidia (2nd C). St. Paisius the Great of Egypt and St. Zenon (5th C). St. John the Solitary of Jerusalem (6th C). All Saints of Russia. All Saints of Mount Athos.
Romans 10:11-11:2; Matthew 11:16-20
Wednesday 20th June 2018 (ƒ3)
Hieromartyr Methodius, bishop of Patara (312). Holy Martyrs Inna, Pinna, and Rimma, disciples of Apostle Andrew in Scythia (2nd C). Blessed Prince Gleb Andreevich (1175). Venerable Kallistos (Xanthopoulos), patriarch of Constantinople (1363). Venerable Nahum of Ochrid (910). St. Nicholas Cabasilas (1371).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Govan of Dyfed (6th C). St. Edburgh of Castor, Virgin (7th C).
Romans 11:2-12; Matthew 11:20-26
Thursday 21st June 2018 (ƒ1)
Hieromartyr Terence, bishop of Iconium (1st C). Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus in Cilicia (305). New Martyr Nicetas of Nisyros, near Rhodes (1732).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Mewan (617). St. Corbmac, abbot of Durrow (590). St. Engelmund, abbot and missionary (ca. 739).
Romans 11:13-24; Matthew 11:27-30
Friday 22nd June 2018 (ƒ3)
Hieromartyr Eusebius, bishop of Samosata (380). Holy Martyrs Zenon and his servant Zenas, of Philadelphia (303). St. Paulinus, bishop of Nola (431). St. Anastasia of Serbia, mother of St. Sava (1200).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Alban, Protomartyr of Britain (ca. 303). St. Aaron the Hermit (ca. 552).
Romans 11:25-36; Matthew 12:1-8
Saturday 23rd June 2018 (ƒ1)
Virgin-martyr Agrippina of Rome and those with her (260). Holy Martyrs Eustochius, Gaius, Probus, Lollius, and Urban, of Ancyra (4th C). Venerable Barbaros Pentapolites. Translation of the relics of St. Herman, archbishop of Kazan (1567).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Etheldreda (Audrey), foundress of Ely Abbey, Virgin (679). St. Mochaoi, abbot of Nendrum (498).
Romans 6:11-17; Matthew 8:14-23
Sunday 24th June 2018 (ƒ1)
4th after Pentecost 4th of Matthew – Tone 3 : Eothinon 4.
NATIVITY OF THE HOLY, GLORIOUS, PROPHET, FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST, JOHN
Synaxis of the Righteous Zachariah and Elizabeth. New Martyr Panagiotis of Caesarea in Cappadocia (1765). St. Athanasius of Paros (1813).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Germoc of Cornwall (6th C).
Romans 6:16-23; Matthew 8:5-13
For the Commemoration: Romans 13:11-14:4; Luke 1:1-25, 57-68, 76, 80
Monday 25th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Leavetaking (Apodosis) of The Nativity of the Forerunner; Apostles’ Fast
Virgin-Martyr Febronia of Nisibis (304). St. Prosper of Aquitaine (4th C). New Martyr George of Attalia (1823). New Martyr Procopius of Iveron and Mt. Athos, who suffered at Smyrna (1810). Venerable Dionysios of Koreseos, founder of Dionysiou monastery on Athos. Venerable Dometios, abbot of Dionysiou monastery on Athos. SS Peter and Febronia (tonsured David and Euphrosyne), Wonderworkers of Murom (1228).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Seleva, Hermit (6th C). St. Moluag, Missionary (592). St. Adalbert of Egmond, archdeacon and missionary (ca. 750). Holy Martyr Cyneburgh of Gloucester.
Romans 12:4-5, 15-21; Matthew 12:9-13
Tuesday 26th June 2018 (ƒ1)
St. David of Thessalonica (ca. 540). St. John, bishop of the Goths in the Crimea (8th C). New Martyr David of St. Anne’s Skete, martyred in Thessalonica (1813). Appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1388).
British Isles & Ireland: Translation of the relics of St. Brannock of Braunton.
Romans 14:9-18; Matthew 12:14-16, 22-30
Wednesday 27th June 2018 (ƒ3)
St. Joanna the Myrrhbearer (1st C). St. Sampson the Hospitable of Constantinople (ca. 530). Hieromartyr Pierius, presbyter of Antioch. Holy Martyr Anectus of Caesarea in Cappadocia. Venerable Luke the Hermit (10thC).
Romans 15:7-16; Matthew 12:38-45
Thursday 28th June 2018 (ƒ1)
Translation of the relics of the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John (412). Holy Martyrs Pappias and Paul (ca. 303). Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of the Three Hands” (8th C). St. Paul the physician of Corinth (7th C). SS Sergius and Herman (964), abbots of Valaam.
British Isles & Ireland: St. Austell of Cornwall (6th C). St. Crummine, bishop of Lackan (5th C).
Romans 15:17-29; Matthew 12:46-13:3
Friday 29th June 2018 (ƒ2)
THE HOLY GLORIOUS AND ALL-PRAISED LEADERS OF THE APOSTLES, PETER AND PAUL
St. Mary, the mother of John-Mark, nephew of Apostle Barnabas, at Jersusalem (1st C).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Æthelwine (Elwin), bishop of Lindsey (8th C). St. Cocha, abbess of Ross-Benchuir (6th C).
Romans 16:1-16; Matthew 13:4-9
For the Commemoration: 2 Corinthians 11:21-12:9; Matthew 16:13-19
Saturday 30th June 2018
Leavetaking (Apodosis) of the Chief Apostles Peter and Paul
Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious, and All-praised Twelve Apostles: Peter, Andrew, James and John the sons of Zebedee, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphæus, Jude the brother of James, Simon Zelotes, and Matthias
The Protomartyrs of Rome who suffered under Nero (64). New Martyr Michael (Paknanas) the gardener, of Athens (1770).
British Isles & Ireland: St. Eurgain, foundress of Cor-Eurgain in Wales, later called Llantwit (6th C).
Romans 8:14-21; Matthew 9:9-13
For the Commemoration: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16; Matthew 9:36-10:8
Note: Bold type indicates the primary readings of the day.
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We wish to acknowledge the help given to us in compiling this monthly calendar from two sources:
Michael Purcell (of the Saint John (Maximovich) the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, Atlanta, GA.) for his very impressive software program Menologion.
Father Andrew Phillips whose web site Orthodox England, has, amongst its many jewels, a list of the Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.
Thank you, both – and Many Years!