Saturday January 23, 2021 / January 10, 2021

33rd Week after Pentecost. Tone seven.

Saturday after the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Venerable Pachomius of Kensk (16th c.) (movable holiday on the Saturday after the Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ).
St. Gregory of Nyssa (395).
Venerable Dometian, bishop of Melitene (601).
St. Theophan the Recluse, bishop of Tambov (1894).
Venerable Marcian, presbyter of Constantinople (471).
Venerable Paul, abbot of Obnora (Vologda) (1429), and his disciple St. Macarius, abbot of Pisma Monastery.
Venerable Antipas of Valaam (1882).
New Hieromartyr Zenobius priest (1920).
New Hieromartyr Peter priest (1930).
New Hieromartyr Anatolius metropolite of Odessa (1938).
Woman Hieromartyr Arsenia abbess (1939).
Venerable Macarius of Pisemsk and Kostroma (14c).
Blessed Theosebia the Deaconess (385), sister of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory of Nyssa.
Venerable Ammon of Nitria, monk (5th c.).
Venerable Antipas of Galapodeshti, Romania and Valaam Monastery (1882) (Romania).
Martyred Elder Ephraim and six incorrupt monks of Obnora (1538).

The Scripture Readings

John 10:1-9 Matins Gospel
2 Timothy 2:11-19
Luke 18:2-8
Hebrews 7:26-8:2 St. Theophan
John 10:9-16 St. Theophan
Ephesians 6:10-17 Saturday After
Matthew 4:1-11 Saturday After


Ss. Gregory of Nyssa, Dometian & Marcian, Troparion, Tone IV —
O God of our fathers,/ deal with us ever according to Thy meekness./ Deprive us not of Thy mercy,/ but through their supplications// direct our life in peace.

Kontakion of St. Gregory, Tone I, "The choir of angels" —
Keeping watch with the eye of thy soul, O holy hierarch,/ thou didst show thy­self to be a vigilant pastor for the world,/ and with the staff of thy wisdom and thy fervent intercession/ thou didst drive away all the heretics like wolves,/ preserving the flock unharmed,// O most wise Gregory.

Holy Hierarch Theophan, Troparion, Tone VIII —
O instructor of Orthodoxy / teacher of piety and purity / O godly-wise hierarch Theophan the ascetic of Vyshynsk / through thy writings thou hast explained the Word of God / and hast thou shown to all believers the way to salvation / pray that Christ God will save our souls

Kontakion, Tone IV —
O name-sake of Theophany / hierarch Theophan / through thy teachings thou hast enlightened many people / now standing with angels before the altar of the Holy Trinity // pray unceasingly for us all.