Schedule of ServicesSaturday, January 2109:00 - No Liturgy17:00 - All-Night Vigil19:30 - ConfessionSunday, January 2231st Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday after Epiphany. St. Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia08:30 - Confession10:00 - Divine Liturgy13:45 - Catechism classes for children (in Russian)Tuesday, January 24St Theodosius The Great09:00 - Divine LiturgyWednesday, January 25St Tatiana09:00 - Divine Liturgy
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Calendar for Today
Friday January 20, 2017 / January 7, 2017
31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five.
Fast. Fish Allowed
Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John.
Martyr Paphnutius (1938).
New Hieromartyr Basil, priest (1939).
Martyr John (1940).
Martyr John (1942).
New Martyr Athanasius of Attalia and Smyrna (1700) (Greek).
St. Cedd, bishop of Lastingham (664) (Celtic & British).
St. Brannock (Brynach) of Braunton (6th c.) (Celtic & British).
St. Kentigerna, hermitess of Loch Lomond.
The Scripture ReadingsJames 2:1-13
Acts 19:1-8 Forerunner
John 1:29-34 Forerunner
The Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John
|-||Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)|
|-||Food without Oil|
|-||Food with Oil|
|-||Meat is excluded|
Friday, 20 January
Synaxis of St. John the Baptist, Troparion, Tone II —
The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise, but the Lord's testimony is sufficient for thee, O forerunner. Thou wast truly shown to be more honorable than the prophets, in that thou wast counted worthy to baptize in the streams Him Whom thou didst proclaim. Wherefore, having suffered, rejoicing, for the truth, even unto those in hades didst thou proclaim God, Who had manifested Himself in the flesh, Who taketh away the sin of the world, and granteth us great mercy.
Theophany of our Lord, Troparion, Tone I —
When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan,/ the worship of the Trinity was made manifest;/ for, the voice of the Father bare witness unto Thee,/ calling Thee His beloved Son;/ and the Spirit in the form of a dove/ confirmed the certainty of His word./ O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and enlightened the worlds,// glory be to Thee!
Kontakion of the Feast, Tone IV —
Thou hast appeared today to the whole world,/ and Thy light, O Lord, hath been signed upon us/ who hymn Thee with understanding./ Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared,/ the Light unapproachable.
Kontakion of the Forerunner, Tone VI —
Stricken with awe by Thy coming in the flesh, the Jordan turned back in fear; and John, fulfilling the prophetic ministry, shrank back with trembling. The ranks of the angels were amazed, beholding Thee baptized in the flesh in the streams, and all who were in darkness were enlightened, hymning Thee Who hast appeared and illumined all things.
|February 5||-||Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee|
|February 19||-||Meatfare Sunday|
|February 26||-||Forgiveness Sunday|
|April 9||-||Palm Sunday|
|April 16||-||Great and Holy Pascha|
|May 10||-||Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)|
|May 25||-||Holy Ascension|
|June 11||-||All Saints|
Fixed Great Feasts
|January 7||-||The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ|
|January 19||-||The Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ|
|February 15||-||Meeting of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Temple|
|April 7||-||The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary|
|August 19||-||The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ|
|August 28||-||The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary|
|September 21||-||Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mary|
|September 27||-||The Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord|
|December 4||-||Entry into the Temple of our Most Holy Lady Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary|
Movable Great Feasts
|April 9||-||Palm Sunday|
|May 25||-||Holy Ascension|
|January 14||-||Circumcision of the Lord|
|July 7||-||The Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John|
|July 12||-||The Holy, Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles: Peter and Paul|
|September 11||-||The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist|
|October 14||-||Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary|
|February 27 - April 15||-||Great Lent|
|June 12 - July 11||-||Apostles' (Peter & Paul) Fast|
|August 14 - August 28||-||Dormition (Theotokos) Fast|
|November 28 - January 6||-||Nativity (St. Philip's Fast)|
|-||The Wednesdays and Fridays of the Year, except for Fast-Free Weeks|
|January 18||-||Kreschensky sochelnik (The Eve of Theophany)|
|September 11||-||The Beheading of St. John the Baptist|
|September 27||-||The Elevation of the Cross|
Traditional days of remembrance
|February 18||-||Meat-fare Saturday|
|March 11||-||2nd Saturday of the Great Lent|
|March 18||-||3rd Saturday of the Great Lent|
|March 25||-||4th Saturday of the Great Lent|
|April 25||-||Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)|
|June 3||-||Trinity Saturday|
|October 28||-||Demetrius Saturday|
|January 7 - January 17||-||Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)|
|February 5 - February 11||-||Publican & Pharisee|
|February 19 - February 25||-||Maslenitsa|
|April 16 - April 22||-||Bright Week|
|June 4 - June 10||-||Trinity Week|
|-||vigil for great feasts; a more festive service where all of the unfixed hymns are dedicated to the feast.|
|-||"vigil" to a certain saint when All Night vigil is celebrated. The order of the service is similar to a “Polyeleos” (magnification) service, in that small vespers, great vespers and matins are combined (from this comes the vigil) and that there is the blessing of breads and the anointing with oil at the end of matins.|
|-||"cross", "Polyeleos", "with the Polyeleos", "Polyeleos service", that is the type of service during which the "Polyeleos" (Praise/Magnification) is sung during matins (the majestic singing of the 134 and 135 psalms with verses); in addition, during this service there is a reading from the Gospel, the prokeimenon, gradual antiphons, the canon with 8 troparions, the praises and Great Doxology are sung, and during vespers "Blessed is the man" is sung (first "Glory" of the 1st kathisma), there is an entrance, Old Testament readings (parameia) and during lityia all of the verses may be sung to the saint.|
|-||"doxology", "with doxology" during this service to the saint it is proper to sing the Great Doxology at the end of matins (in services of a lower rank, the doxology is read), also at this service are sung several Sunday Theotokions, sedalions after the kathisma (psaltery reading) to the saint, the katavasia during the canon, also at the end of matins are sung the praise verses, the Great Doxology, and the entire ending of matins follows the order of a feast.|
|-||"six verse", "up to six"; all six stikhera of "Lord, I cry" are sung to the saint, there is a stikhera for "Glory" of the Apotischa for both vespers and matins; troparion to the saint, and the canon of matins is sung to the saint in six troparions.|
|-||"without a sign"; the most ordinary, daily service to a saint, to whom it is customary to sing only three stikhera at "Lord I cry" and the canon of matins in four troparions. There may not be a troparion to the saint.|