Schedule of ServicesWednesday, October 18Sts. Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Macarius, Philip, Job, Hermogenes, Philaret, Innocent, Tikhon, Macarius, and Peter, hierarchs of Moscow09:00 - Divine LiturgyThursday, October 19Holy Apostle Thomas09:00 - Divine LiturgyFriday, October 2018:15 - Akathist "Inexhaustible Chalice"Saturday, October 21St. Pelagia of the Mount of Olives09:00 - Divine Liturgy15:30 - Catechism classes for adults (in Russian)17:00 - All-Night Vigil19:30 - ConfessionSunday, October 2208:30 - Confession10:00 - Divine Liturgy13:45 - Catechism classes for children (in Russian)
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Calendar for Today
Tuesday October 17, 2017 / October 4, 2017
20th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Uncovering of the relics (1595) of St. Gurias, first archbishop of Kazan (1563) and St. Barsanuphius, bishop of Tver (1576).
Synaxis of All Saints of Kazan.
New Hieromartyr Demetrius priest (1918).
New Hieromartyrs Demetrius priest Nicholas, Micael, Jacob and Tikhon priests, Martyr Basil (1937).
St. Khionia confessor (1945).
St. Vladimir Yaroslavich, prince of Novgorod (1052), and his mother, St. Anna of Novgorod (1050).
Venerables Helladius and Onesimus of the Near Caves in Kiev (12th-13th c.).
Venerable Ammon of the Far Caves in Kiev (13th c.).
Martyrs Gaius, Faustus, Eusebius, and Chaeremon of Alexandria (3rd c.).
Venerable Peter of Capitolia, bishop of Bostra (715).
Martyrs Domnina and her daughters Berenice (Bernice) and Prosdoce, of Syria (4th c.).
Venerable Paul the Simple (340) and Venerable Ammon (350), of Egypt, disciples of St. Anthony the Great.
Martyr Adauctus and his daughter St. Callisthene, of Ephesus (4th c.).
Martyr Stephen (Stiljanovich) of Serbia (1515) and his wife, St. Elena (Serbia).
Blessed Elizabeth of Serbia (Greek).
St. Theodore the Wonderworker, bishop of Tamassos in Cyprus (2nd. c.).
St. John (Lampadistes) of Cyprus (10th c.).
Sts. Jonah and Nectarius of Kazan, monks (16th c.).
Martyr Evdemoz the Catholicos of Georgia (1642).
Venerable Peor recluse of the Kiev Caves (13 c.).
St. Peter (Michurin) of Siberia (1820).
The Scripture ReadingsPhilippians 2:16-23
Hieromartyr Hierotheus, bishop of Athens
|-||Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)|
|-||Food without Oil|
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|-||Meat is excluded|
Tuesday, 17 October
Holy Hieromartyr Hierotheus, Bishop of Athens, Troparion, Tone IV
Having learned goodness and been watchful in all things,/ arrayed as befitteth a priest, in a good conscience,/ thou didst draw forth ineffable things from the chosen vessel;/ and, having kept the Faith, thou didst complete a course like his.// O hieromartyr Hierotheus, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved.
Kontakion (after Ode III), Tone VIII "To thee, the champion leader" —
Taught by thee things strange and ineffable, we praise thee, the hierarch of Athens;/ for thou hast been shown to be a God-pleasing composer of hymns./ Pray thou, O most blessed Hierotheus, that we be delivered from every sinful fall,// that we may cry out: Rejoice, O divinely wise father!
Kontakion, Tone IV "Having been lifted up" —
In that thou wast an unshakable pillar, O Hierotheus,/ thou wast not afraid of the threats of the enemy,/ but, hurled like a precious stone, didst destroy the fortress of falsehood, O father./ Wherefore, with His life-giving and divine right hand, the Master crowneth thee who hast battle well.// Him do thou entreat in behalf of us all.
St. Paul the Simple. Troparion, Tone VII —
With the streams of thy tears thou didst irrigate the barren desert,/ and with sighs from the depths of thy soul thou didst render thy labors fruitful an hundredfold./ Thou wast a beacon for the whole world, radiating miracles.// O our father Paul, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion, Tone II —
Forsaking the crooked paths of the sin-loving world, thou didst run with steps of obedience after Christ; being an elder thou didst humble thyself as an infant; wherefore, thou hast entered into the kingdom of heaven in accordance with the Master's word; for which cause we cry out to thee: Rejoice, 0 faithful servant of the Lord! Rejoice, beacon of the virtues! Rejoice, O Paul, our venerable father!
|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.|