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Sunday April 30, 2017 / April 17, 2017
Third Sunday of Pascha: The Myrrh-bearing Women. Tone two.
Right-believing Tamara, Queen of Georgia (movable holiday on the Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women).
Sts. Mary and Martha, sisters of St. Lazarus (1st c.) (movable holiday on the Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women).
All Saints of Thessalonica (celebration on the 3rd Sunday of Pascha) (Greek).
New Hieromartyr Seraphim, archbishop of Phanarion and Neochorion (celebration on the 3rd Sunday of Pascha) (Greek).
New Monk-martyr Elias (Ardunis) of Mt. Athos and Kalamata (1688) (celebration on the 3rd Sunday of Pascha) (Greek).
New Martyr Demetrius of Peloponnesus (1803) (celebration on the 3rd Sunday of Pascha) (Greek).
Hieromartyr Simeon, bishop in Persia, and those with him: Martyrs Abdechalas and Ananias presbyters, Usthazanes, Fusicus (Pusicius), Ascitrea, and Azat the Eunuch (341).
Venerable Acacius, bishop of Melitene (435).
Venerable Zosimas of Solovki (1478).
New Hieromartyr John priest (1918).
New Hieromartyr Michael confessor, priest (1935).
New Hieromartyr Theodore priest (1942).
Uncovering of the relics (1641) of Venerable Alexander of Svir (1533).
Martyr Adrian of Corinth (151).
St. Agapitus, pope of Rome (536).
Venerable Macarius of Corinth (1805).
St. Paisius, fool-for-Christ of Kiev (1893).
St. Ephraim the Great of Matskveri Monastery (9th c.) (Georgia).
Monk-martyr Donnan of Eigg and those with him (618) (Celtic & British).
The Scripture ReadingsMark 16:9-20 (3rd Matins Gospel)
The Myrrh-bearing Women
|-||Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)|
|-||Food without Oil|
|-||Food with Oil|
|-||Meat is excluded|
Sunday, 30 April
Sunday of Myrrhbearing Women. Troparion. Tone II —
When Thou, the Deathless Life, didst go down to death, then didst Thou slay hell by the lightning flash of Thy Divinity. And when Thou didst raise the dead from the lower world, all the Powers of Heaven cried aloud: Christ our God, Giver of Life, glory to Thee.
Noble Joseph took Thy immaculate Body down from the Tree, wrapped It in a clean shroud and spices, and having embalmed It laid It in a new sepulchre. But on the third day Thou didst rise, O Lord, granting to the world great mercy.
To the myrrbearing women at the sepulchre an Angel appeared and cried: Myrrh is fit for the dead, but Christ has shown Himself a Stranger to corruption. So cry: The Lord has risen, granting to the world great mercy.
Kontakion, Tone II —
Thou didst command the Myrrbearers to rejoice, O Christ our God, Thou didst dry the tears of our first mother Eve by Thy Resurrection, and Thou didst command the Apostles to preach: The Saviour has risen from the tomb.
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone II —
When Thou didst descend to death, O Life immortal, / Thou didst slay hell with the splendor of Thy godhead! / And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead, / all the powers of heaven cried out: / O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to Thee!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone II —
All beyond thought, all most glorious, / are your mysteries, O Theotokos. / Sealed in purity, preserved in virginity, / you were revealed to be the true Mother who gave birth to the true God. / Entreat Him to save our souls.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone II —
Hell became afraid, O Almighty Savior, / seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the tomb! / The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee! / And the world, O my Savior, praises Thee forever.
Hieromartyr Symeon, Bishop of Persia; St. Acacius of Melitene —
No Troparion is given in the Menaion.
No Kontakion is given in the Menaion.
|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.|