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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / September 25, 2014 (Church Calendar)
2014

18th Week after Pentecost. Tone eight.
Fast. Food with Oil

Venerable Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria (445).
Repose of Venerable Sergius, abbot, of Radonezh (1392).
St. Nicholas confessor, priest (1941).
Uncovering of the relics of New Hieromartyrs Alexander Smirnov and Theodore Remizov priests (1985).
Venerable Euphrosyne, nun, of Suzdal (1250).
Translation of the relics of St. Herman, archbishop of Kazan (1595).
Venerable Dosithea the Recluse of Kiev (1776).
Martyr Paphnutius and 546 companions in Egypt (3rd c.).
Commemoration of the earthquake in Constantinople in 447, when a boy was lifted to heaven and heard the "Trisagion".
St. Finbar (Barry), bishop of Cork (Ireland) (Celtic & British).
St. Cadoc of Llancarfan (Wales) (577) (Celtic & British).
Martyrs Paul and Tatta and their children Sabinian, Maximus, Rufus, and Eugene of Damascus (Greek).
St. Arsenius the Great, Catholicos of Georgia (887).

The Scripture Readings

Matthew 11:27-30 Matins Gospel
Galatians 5:22-6:2 St. Sergius
Luke 6:17-23 St. Sergius

HIDE TROPARION

Venerable Mother Euphrosyne, Troparion in Tone VIII —
In thee, O mother, that which was created according to the image of God was manifestly saved./ For accepting thy cross thou didst follow after Christ,/ and praying thou didst learn to disdain the flesh,/ for thou didst transcend it to take care of thine immortal soul.// Wherefore, with the angels doth thy soul rejoice, O venerable Mother Euphrosyne.

Kontakion in Tone II "Seeking the highest" —
Desiring to receive a higher life,/ thou didst zealously forsake the pleasure of life here below,/ and didst mingle with men as if a man, O most comely one./ For thou didst spurn a transitory betrothed for the sake of Christ thy Bridegroom.

St. Sergius of Radonezh, Troparion, Tone IV —
O thou who wast a struggler for the virtues, as a true warrior of Christ God thou didst contend greatly against the passions in this transitory life, becoming a model for thy disciples in chanting, the keeping of vigils and fasts. Wherefore, the all-holy Spirit made his abode within thee, by Whose activity thou wast splen¬didly adorned. As thou hast boldness before the Holy Trinity, be thou mindful of the flock which thou hast assembled, O wise one, and forget it not, as thou hast promised, visiting thy children, O Sergius, our venerable father.

Kontakion, Tone VIII "To thee the Champion Leader" —
Wounded with the love of Christ, O venerable one, and following Him with unwavering desire,/ thou didst despise all the delight of the flesh, and hast shone forth like the sun upon thy native land;/ wherefore, Christ hath enriched thee with the gift of miracles./ Be thou mindful of us who honor thine all-radiant memory,// that we may cry to thee: Rejoice, O divinely wise Sergius!


April 20  – Great and Holy Pascha

   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 Mar
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 Mar
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 13  – Palm Sunday
May 29  – Holy Ascension
June 8  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday

   Feasts

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

   Fasting Seasons

March 3 - April 19  – Great Lent
June 16 - July 11  – Apostles' (Peter & Paul) Fast
August 14 - August 28  – Dormition (Theotokos) Fast
November 28 - January 6  – Nativity (St. Philip's Fast)

   Fast Days

   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 22  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 15  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 22  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 29  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
April 29  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 7  – Trinity Saturday
November 1  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
February 9 - February 15  – Publican & Pharisee
February 23 - March 1  – Maslenitsa
April 20 - April 26  – Bright Week
June 8 - June 14  – Trinity Week
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– Full abstention from food
– Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)
– Food without Oil
– Food with Oil
– Fish Allowed
– Caviar Allowed
– Meat is excluded
– Fast-free

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Paschalia

Feb 09  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Feb 23  – Meatfare Sunday
Mar 02  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 13  – Palm Sunday
Apr 20  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 14  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
May 29  – Holy Ascension
Jun 08  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 15  – All Saints

Tipikon Signs

– 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.
, , no sign – "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.

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