Friday August 7, 2020 / July 25, 2020

9th Week after Pentecost. Tone seven.
Fast. Food with Oil

The Dormition of the Righteous Anna, mother of the Most Holy Theotokos.
Holy Women Olympias (Olympiada) the Deaconess of Constantinople (409), and the Virgin Eupraxia of Tabenna (413).
Venerable Macarius, abbot of Zheltovod and Unzha (1444).
New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1918).
New Hieromartyr Alexander priest (1927).
St. Gregory (Kallidis), metropolitan of Thessalonica and Heraclea (1925).
New Hieromartyrs Vukosav Milanovic and Rodoljub Samardzic of Kulen Bakufa, Serbia (1941-1945).
New Hieromartyr Theodore Tonkovid, priest of Lovets (Pskov) (1942).
St. Iraida confessor (1967).
Commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council (553).
Martyrs Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, Blandina, Vivlia, Vetius, Epagathus, Ponticus, Alexander and others at Lyons (177) (Gaul).
Venerable Christopher, abbot of Solvychegodsk (Vologda) (1572).
New Hieromartyrs Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, Nicholas (Johnson) and Peter (Remes).

The Scripture Readings

1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Matthew 21:12-14, 17-20
Galatians 4:22-31 Righteous Anna
Luke 8:16-21 Righteous Anna

Troparion

Dormition of St. Anna, Mother of the All-Holy Theotokos, Troparion, Tone IV
O divinely wise Anna,/ in thy womb thou didst bear the pure Mother of God, who gave birth unto Life./ Wherefore, rejoicing in glory,/ thou hast now been translated to the mansions of heaven, where is the abode of those who rejoice./ / O ever-blessed one, beseech thou cleansing of transgressions for those who honor thee with love.

Kontakion, Tone II, "Seeking the highest..."
We celebrate the memory of the forebears of Christ,/ entreating them with "faith for help,/ that from every tribulation all may be delivered who cry:// Our God is with us, Who hath glorified them, as was His good pleasure!