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Thursday, December 8, 2016 / November 25, 2016 (Church Calendar)
2016

25th Week after Pentecost. Tone seven.
Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). Fish Allowed

Apodosis of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple.
Hieromartyr Clement, pope of Rome (101).
Hieromartyr Peter, archbishop of Alexandria (311).
Woman Hieromartyr Magdalen (1931).
New Hieromartyrs Seraphim archbishop of Smolensk, Gregory, John, Basil, Cosmas, John, Simeon, Hilarion, Iaroslav, Alexander, John, Victor, Andrew, Barlaam priests and Martyr Paul (1937).
Martyr Nicholas (1938).
Venerable Peter the Silent, of Galata, Syria (429).
St Clement, Bishop of Ochrid and Enlightener of the Bulgarians.
Great-martyr Catherine of Alexandria (305) (Greek).

The Scripture Readings

2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5
Luke 18:31-34
Hebrews 9:1-7 Theotokos
Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 Theotokos
Philippians 3:20-4:3 Hieromartyr
Matthew 5:14-19 Hieromartyr

HIDE TROPARION

Hieromartyr Clement, Pope of Rome & Peter, Patriarch of Alexandria, 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.

Troparion of the Feast, Tone IV —
Today is the prelude of God's good will/ and the proclamation of the salvation of men./ The Virgin hath manifestly appeared in the temple of God/ and proclaimeth Christ unto all./ To her let us cry aloud:/ Rejoice, O thou fulfillment// of the Creator's dispensation!

Kontakion of the hieromartyrs, Tone IV "Thou hast appeared today" (after Ode III) —
O ye divine and immovable towers of the Church,/ godly pillars of piety truly strong,// most lauded Clement and Peter; by your supplications preserve us all.

After Ode VI, the Kontakion of the Feast, Tone IV —
The most pure temple of the Savior,/ the precious bridal chamber and Virgin,/ the sacred treasury of the glory of God,/ is on this day brought into the house of the Lord,/ bringing with her the grace that is in the divine Spirit./ To her do the angels of God chant the hymn:// She is the heavenly tabernacle!

St Clement, Bishop of Ochrid, Troparion, Tone IV —
With thy discourses thou didst guide the nations to the Faith of Christ, and by thy works thou didst lift thyself up to divine life, O holy hierarch Clement, equal of the apostles, shin­ing forth miracles upon those who approach thee with faith, and all-gloriously illumining the Church with signs. Wherefore, we glorify thine honored memory.

Kontakion of the holy hierarchy in Tone III, "Today the Virgin..." (after Ode III) —
Thy temple, O holy one, is all-gloriously shown to be spiritual healing for those who approach it with faith; for it delivereth all from divers sicknesses, and lulleth all the passions of men's souls to sleep. Wherefore, O most blessed one, we call thee our fervent intercessor.


May 1  – 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 24  – Palm Sunday
June 9  – Holy Ascension
June 19  – 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 14 - April 30  – Great Lent
June 27 - 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

March 5  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 26  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
April 2  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
April 9  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
May 10  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 18  – Trinity Saturday
November 5  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
February 21 - February 27  – Publican & Pharisee
March 6 - March 12  – Maslenitsa
May 1 - May 7  – Bright Week
June 19 - June 25  – 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 21  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Mar 06  – Meatfare Sunday
Mar 13  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 24  – Palm Sunday
May 01  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 25  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
Jun 09  – Holy Ascension
Jun 19  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 26  – 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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