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Saturday, November 10, 2018 / October 28, 2018 (Church Calendar)
2018

24th Week after Pentecost. Tone six.

Great-martyr Parasceva of Iconium (3rd c.).
Martyrs Terence and Neonilla of Syria, and their children Sarbelus, Photus, Theodulus, Hierax, Nitus, Bele, and Eunice (249).
Venerable Stephen of St. Sabbas monastery, hymnographer (807).
St. Arsenius I of Srem, archbishop of Serbia (1266).
Repose of Venerable Job of Pochaev (1651).
St. Demetrius, metropolitan of Rostov (1709).
New Hieromartyr John priest (1918).
New Hieromartyr Archpriest Michael Lektorsky of Kuban (1920).
St. Arsenius of Cappadocia (1924).
Venerable Nestor (not the Chronicler) of the Kiev Caves (14th c.).
St. Theophilus, fool-for-Christ of Kiev (1852).
Martyrs Africanus, Terence, Maximus, Pompeius, and 36 others, at Carthage (250).
Hieromartyr Cyriacus, patriarch of Jerusalem (363), and his mother Martyr Anna.
Venerable John the Chozebite, bishop of Caesarea in Palestine (532).
Hieromartyr Neophytus, bishop of Urbnisi, Georgia (587) (Georgia).
St. Firmilian, bishop of Caesareain Cappadocia, and Venerable Malchion, presbyter (269).
St. Febronia, daughter of Emperor Heraclius (632).
Righteous Virgin Parasceva of Pirimin on the Pinega River (Archangelsk) (16th c.).
New Martyrs Angelis, Manuel, George, and Nicholas of Crete (1824) (Greek).
St. Athanasius I, patriarch of Constantinople (Mt. Athos) (1340) (Greek).
Protection of the Mother of God (Greek).

The Scripture Readings

John 10:1-9 Matins Gospel
2 Corinthians 11:1-6
Luke 8:16-21
Hebrews 7:26-8:2 St. Demetrius
John 10:9-16 St. Demetrius

HIDE TROPARION

Holy Martyrs Terence, His Wife Neonilla and Their Seven Children, Troparion, Tone IV —
In their sufferings, O Lord,/ Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from Thee our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ they set at nought the tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// By their supplications save Thou our souls.

St. Stephen of St. Sabbas monastery, Troparion, Tone VIII —
O instructor of Orthodoxy, teacher of piety and purity,/ beacon for the whole world, divinely inspired adornment of hierarchs./ O most wise Stephen by thy doctrines thou hast illumined all.// O harp of the Spirit, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion of the venerable one, Tone IV, "Having been lifted up..." —

Thou didst plant a garden of the virtues/ and water it with the torrents of thy tears, O most glorious one./ And having received the tree of life, 0 Stephen,/ save thy flock from corruption by thy supplications/ and deliver from evil cir­cumstances those who fervently honor thee;/ for through faith and love, O wise one,// we have acquired thee as an intercessor most great.

Kontakion of the martyrs, Tone IV. "Having been lifted up..." —
Today the honored memorial of the mar­tyrs, Terence the all-wise and his company,/ hath arrived, bringing gladness to all;// where­fore, let us receive healing,/ for they have re­ceived from the Holy Spirit,// the grace to heal the infirmities and pain of our souls.

Troparion of Great-martyr Parasceva, Troparion, Tone IV —
O all-wise and most lauded Parasceva, martyr of Christ, having received manly might and set aside thy womanly weakness, thou didst vanquish the devil and put the tyrant to shame, crying out and saying: "Come ye, cut my body asunder with your swords and burn me with fire; for, rejoicing, I shall go to Christ my Bridegroom!" Through her supplications, O Christ God, save our souls.

Kontakion, Tone III, "Today the Virgin..." —
Bearing thine all-holy and undefiled tor­ment to Christ, the immortal Bridegroom, as a dowry, thou didst gladden the choir of the an­gels and didst overcome the wiles of the de­mons. Wherefore, we cherish thee with honor and faith, O much suffering martyr Parasceva.

Troparion of St. Job of Pochaev, Tone IV —
Acquiring the patient endurance of the long-suffering forefather, emulating the absti­nence of the Baptist, and sharing in the divine zeal of both, thou wast vouchsafed worthily to receive their names, and wast a fearless preacher of the true faith. Wherefore, thou didst lead a multitude of monks to Christ, and didst confirm all the people in Orthodoxy. O Job our venerable father, pray that our souls be saved.

Kontakion, in Tone IV, "Thou hast appeared to the whole world today..." —
Thou wast shown to be a pillar of the true faith, a zealot of the commandments of the Gospel, the reproof of pride, and an intercessor and instructor for the lowly. Wherefore, beg thou forgiveness of sins for them that bless thee, and keep thy monastery unharmed, O Job our father, who art like unto the longsuffering one of old.


April 8  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 1  – Palm Sunday
May 17  – Holy Ascension
May 27  – 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 19 - April 7  – Great Lent
June 4 - 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 10  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 3  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 10  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 17  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
April 17  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
May 26  – Trinity Saturday
November 3  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
January 28 - February 3  – Publican & Pharisee
February 11 - February 17  – Maslenitsa
April 8 - April 14  – Bright Week
May 27 - June 2  – Trinity Week
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Paschalia

Jan 28  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Feb 11  – Meatfare Sunday
Feb 18  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 01  – Palm Sunday
Apr 08  Great and Holy Pascha
May 02  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
May 17  – Holy Ascension
May 27  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 03  – 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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