Thursday October 18, 2018 / October 5, 2018

21st Week after Pentecost. Tone three.

Martyr Charitina of Amisus (304).
Sts. Peter (1326), Alexis (1378), Jonah (1461), Macarius (1563), Philip (1569), Job (1607), Hermogenes (Germogen) (1612), Tikhon (1925), Peter (1326), Philaret (1867), Innocent (Veniaminov) (1879), and Macarius (1563), metropolitans of Moscow.
Venarable Gabriel confessor (1959).
Venerable Damian the Healer (1071), and Venerables Jeremiah (1070) and Matthew (1085), clairvoyants of the Kiev Caves.
Venerable Charitina, princess of Lithuania (1281).
Hieromartyr Dionysius, bishop of Alexandria (265).
Martyr Mamelta (Mamelchtha) of Persia (344).
Venerable Gregory (Grigol) the Archimandrite of Chandzoe in Klarjeti, Georgia (861) (Georgia).
Venerable Fathers and Mothers of the Klarjeti Wilderness (9th c.).
Venerable Cosmas, abbot in Bithynia (10th c.).
Uncovering of the relics (1841) of Venerable Eudocimus the Unknown, monk of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (Greek).
Venerable Methodia of Cimola (1908) (Greek).
St. John (Mavropos), metropolitan of Euchaita (1100).
St. Sabbas of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (1350).
St. Varlaam, desert-dweller of Chikoysk (1846).
Uncovering of the relics of New Hieromartyr Bishop Basil of Kineshma (1945).

The Scripture Readings

John 10:9-16 Matins Gospel
Colossian 1:24-29
Luke 7:17-30
Hebrews 13:17-21 Saints
Matthew 5:14-19 Saints


Troparion of the Holy Hierarchs of Moscow. Tone IV —
O primates of Russia,/ true preservers of the Traditions of the apostles,/ unshakable pillars, instructors in Orthodoxy,/ Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Philip and Hermogenes:/ entreat the Master of all,// that He grant peace to the whole world and great mercy to our souls.

Kontakion, in Tone III: "Today the Virgin..."—
Piously did ye live amid holy hierarchs; and ye guided the people toward divine knowledge, and were well pleasing unto God. Wherefore, ye have been glorified by Him with incorrupttion and miracles, as disciples of the grace of God.

Holy Martyr Charitina, Troparion, Tone IV —
Thy ewe-lamb Charitina crieth out to Thee with a loud voice, O Jesus:/ "I love Thee, O my Bridegroom,/ and, seeking Thee, I pass through many strug­gles:/ I am crucified and buried with Thee in Thy baptism,/ and suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee;/ I die for Thee that I might live with Thee./ As an unblemished sacrifice accept me,/ who sacrifice myself with love for Thee// By her supplications save Thou our souls, in that Thou art merciful.

Kontakion, Tone II "Seeking the highest" —
Rendering thy soul steadfast with mighty understanding, O most blessed Charitina,/ thou didst manifestly put to shame the adverse enemy,/ arrayed in a robe dyed purple in thy blood;/ and thou dost ever rejoice with the angels.// Pray thou for us, O athlete.