Schedule of ServicesFriday, February 24St. Blaise of Sebaste18:15 - Moleben with petitions for reconciliationSaturday, February 25St. Meletius Of Antioch09:00 - Divine Liturgy15:30 - Catechism classes for adults (in Russian)17:00 - All-Night Vigil19:30 - ConfessionSunday, February 26Cheesefare Sunday. The Sunday before the start of Lent and Commemoration of the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise08:30 - Confession10:00 - Divine Liturgy. Immediately after the Liturgy, follows Vespers, and the Rite of Forgiveness13:45 - Catechism classes for children (in Russian)Monday, February 27Clean Monday. Start of the Great Lenten Fast08:00 - Matins, Hours, Typika, Vespers18:15 - Great Compline, Great Canon of St. Andrew of CreteTuesday, February 28Clean Tuesday18:15 - Great Compline, Great Canon of St. Andrew of CreteWednesday, March 1Clean Wednesday09:00 - Hours, Typika, Vespers with the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified Gifts18:15 - Great Compline, Great Canon of St. Andrew of CreteThursday, March 2Clean Thursday18:15 - Great Compline, Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
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Calendar for Today
Friday February 24, 2017 / February 11, 2017
Week of the Last Judgment. Tone two.
Maslenitsa. Meat is excluded
St. Vsevolod (in holy baptism Gabriel), prince and wonderworker of Pskov (1138).
Venerable Demetrius, monk of Priluki (Vologda) (1392).
St. Theodora, wife of Emperor Theophilus the Iconoclast (867).
St. Gobnait, abbess of Ballyvourney, Cork (Ireland) (7th c.) (Celtic & British).
Venerable Caedmon of Whitby, monk (680) (Celtic & British).
Venerable George (Kratovac) the Greatmartyr of Serbia (Greek).
Hieromartyr Lucius of Adrianopolis in Thrace (348).
St. Benedict of Aniane (821) (Gaul).
The Scripture ReadingsZechariah 8:7-17 (6th Hour)
Zechariah 8:19-23 (Vespers)
Hieromartyr Blaise, bishop of Sebaste
|-||Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)|
|-||Food without Oil|
|-||Food with Oil|
|-||Meat is excluded|
Friday, 24 February
Holy Hieromartyr Blaise, Troparion, Tone IV —
As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles/ and didst occupy their throne,/ thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision,/ O divinely inspired one./ Wherefore, ordering the word of truth,/ thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood.// O hieromartyr Blaise, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved.
Kontakion, Tone II "Seeking the highest" —
O God-bearing Blaise,/ divine offshoot, unfading blossom,/ much-suffering branch of the vine of Christ:/ with thy gladness fill those who honor thy memory,// praying unceasingly in behalf of us all.
And this Kontakion, Tone VIII "As firstfruits" —
With the anointing of the priesthood and the blood of martyrdom/ wast thou adorned, O glorious Blaise;/ and, joining chorus, thou shinest in the highest,/ watching over those who come to thy temple// and therein unceasingly cry out to thee: Preserve us all!
|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.|