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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 / October 19, 2017 (Church Calendar)
2017

22nd Week after Pentecost. Tone four.
Fast. Food with Oil

Prophet Joel (800 B.C.).
Martyr Warus and seven monk-martyrs in Egypt (307).
Translation of the relics (1195) of Venerable John, abbot of Rila in Bulgaria (946).
St. Gabriel, abbot of St. Elias Skete, Mt. Athos (1901).
Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt (1908).
New Martyr Priest Alexis (Stavrovsky) of Petrograd (1918).
New Hieromartyr Sergius priest (1937).
Blessed Cleopatra (327) and her son John, in Egypt.
Hieromartyr Sadoc (Sadoth), bishop of Persia, and 128 Martyrs with him (342).
Crown Prince Demetrius of Moscow (1582).
Venerable Leontius the Philosopher of St. Sabbas monastery (624).
St. Prochorus, miracle-worker of Pchinja (Serbia) (10th c.).
Venerable Frideswide of Oxford, abbess (ca. 735) (Celtic & British).
St. Mnason, bishop of Cyprus (1st c.) (Cypriote).
New Monk-martyr Nicholas Dvali of Jerusalem (1314).
Hieromartyr Felix and Deacon Eusebius (Greek).

The Scripture Readings

Colossians 3:17-4:1
Luke 9:44-50

HIDE TROPARION

Holy Prophet Joel, Troparion Tone II —
The memory of Thy prophet Joel We celebrate today, O Lord. By his prayers, we beseech Thee,// Christ God, save our souls!

Kontakion Tone II —
Divinely eloquent prophet, Filled with the inspiration of the comforter, You revealed the enlightenment of the nations to take place in these latter days! Therefore we praise you now with faith. We celebrate your memory, crying out to you:// “Pray to Christ God on behalf of our souls!”

Holy Martyr Varus, Troparion, Tone IV —
In his suffering, O Lord,/ Thy martyr Varus received an imperishable crown from Thee our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ he set at nought the tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// By his supplications save Thou our souls.

Kontakion of the Martyr, Tone IV —
Following Christ, O Martyr Varus,/ and draining His cup,/ thou wast crowned with the wreath of martyrdom/ and joinest chorus with the angels.// Pray thou without ceasing for our souls.

St. John, abbot of Rila, Troparion, Tone I —
Thine angelic life hath been the foundation of repentance, the prescription of compunction, the model of consolation and spiritual perfec­tion, O venerable father John, who abode in prayers, fasting and tears. Entreat Christ God in behalf of our souls.

Kontakion, Tone VIII, "To thee, the champion leader..." —
Emulating the life of the angels, O vener­able one, forsaking all things of earth thou didst hasten to Christ; and guarding thyself with His commandments, thou wast shown to be a tower unshaken by the assaults of the enemy. Wherefore, we cry out to thee: Rejoice, O father John, thou all-radiant luminary!

Righteous John of Kronstadt, Troparion, in Tone IV —
With the apostles thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth;/ with the confessors thou didst endure sufferings for Christ;/ thou didst re­semble the holy hierarchs in thy preaching of the Word;/ and with the venerable hast thou shone forth in the grace of God./ Therefore, the Lord hath exalted the depths of thy humility above the heavens,/ and hath given us thy name as a source of most wondrous miracles./ Where­fore, O wonderworker, who livest in Christ forever,/ take pity in thy love upon people in misfortunes;/ and hearken unto thy children,/ who with faith call upon thee,// O righteous John, our beloved pastor.

Or this Troparion, in Tone IV —
O wonderworker, who livest in Christ for­ever,/ take pity in thy love upon people in mis­fortunes;/ hearken unto thy children who with faith call upon thee,/ expecting compassionate aid from thee,// O John of Kronstadt, our beloved pastor.

Kontakion, in Tone IV —
O father John, namesake of grace, who wast chosen by God from childhood, who in thy youth miraculously received from Him the gift of learning, and in a dream wast most gloriously called to be a priest: Entreat Christ God, that we may all be with thee in the kingdom of heaven.


April 16  – 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 9  – Palm Sunday
May 25  – Holy Ascension
June 4  – 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

February 27 - April 15  – Great Lent
June 12 - 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 18  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 11  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 18  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 25  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
April 25  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 3  – Trinity Saturday
October 28  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
February 5 - February 11  – Publican & Pharisee
February 19 - February 25  – Maslenitsa
April 16 - April 22  – Bright Week
June 4 - June 10  – Trinity Week
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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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 05  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Feb 19  – Meatfare Sunday
Feb 26  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 09  – Palm Sunday
Apr 16  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 10  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
May 25  – Holy Ascension
Jun 04  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 11  – 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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