Orthodox Spirituality

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LIVES OF THE SAINTS
Calendar of Saints: Lives of the Saints by month.

What does the daily invocation of the saints signify — of different ones each day, during the whole year, and during our whole life? It signifies that God’s saints — as our brethren, but perfect — live, and are near us, ever ready to help us, by the grace of God. We live together with them in the house of our Heavenly Father, only in different parts of it. We live in the earthly, they in the heavenly half; but we can converse with them, and they with us. God’s saints are near to the believing heart, and are ready in a moment to help those who call upon them with faith and love.” — Saint John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ

The readings are arranged by month according to Old Style and New Style calendars;
for today’s feast, click on the week, then on today’s date under the “Old Style” heading

January
January 1st – 8th
January 9th – 15th
January 16th – 23rd
January 24th – 31st

February
February 1st – 7th
February 8th – 14th
February 15th – 22nd
February 23rd – 28th

March
March 1st 
 March 8th
March 9th – March 16th
March 17th – March 23rd
March 24th  31st

April
April 1st 
– 8th
April 9th – 15th
April 16th  22nd
April 23rd  30th

May
May 1st – 8th
May 9th  16th
May 17th  24th
May 25th  31st

June
June 1st 
 8th
June 9th 
 16th
June 17th 
 23rd
June 24th 
 30th

July
July 1st 
 8th
July 9th 
– 15th
July 16th – 24th
July 25th – 31st

August
August 1st 
 8th
August 9th 
– 16th
August 17th – 24th
August 25th – 31st

September
September 1st – 7th
September 8th – 14th
September 15th – 23rd
September 24th – 30th

October
October 1st – 7th
October 8th – 15th
October 16th – 26th
October 27th – 31st

November
November 1st – 8th
November 9th – 15th
November 16th – 22nd
November 23rd – 30th

December
December 1st – 8th
December 9th – 15th

December 16th – 24th
December 25th – 31st

“Holiness is not simply righteousness, for which the righteous merit the enjoyment of blessedness in the Kingdom of God, but rather such a height of righteousness that men are filled with the grace of God to the extent that it flows from them upon those who associate with them. Great is their blessedness; it proceeds from personal experience of the Glory of God. Being filled also with love for men, which proceeds from love of God, they are responsive to men’s needs, and upon their supplication they appear also as intercessors and defenders for them before God.” — St. John Maximovitch

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