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Thursday, December 17, 2020 / December 4, 2020 (Church Calendar)
2020

28th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). Fish Allowed

Great-martyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana at Heliapolis in Syria (306).
Venerable John Damascene (760).
New Hieromartyrs Alexis, John, Alexander and Nicholas priests, Basil deacon and with him 10 Martyrs (1918).
New Hieromartyr Demetrius priest, Virgin-martyrs Anastasia, Catherine and Cyra (1937).
New Hieromartyr Damascene, bishop of Glukhov (1935) and his father priest Nicholas (Tsedrik).
Venerable John, bishop of Polybotum (716).
St. Gennadius, archbishop of Novgorod (1504).
New Hieromartyr Seraphim, bishop of Phanar (Greek).
Martyrs Christodula and Chistodulus (Greek).

The Scripture Readings

Matthew 25:1-13 Matins Gospel
Titus 1:5-2:1
Luke 20:9-18
Galatians 3:23-29 Great-martyr Barbara
Mark 5:24-34 Great-martyr Barbara

HIDE TROPARION

Greatmartyr Barbara, Troparion, Tone VIII —
Let us honor the holy Barbara; for the most honored one broke the snares of the enemy// and was delivered from them like a bird, with the help and aid of the Cross.

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

Kontakion for the venerable one, Tone TV "Having been lifted up upon the Cross" —
Let us hymn John, the honored and divinely eloquent speaker and hymnographer,/ the instructor and teacher of the Church,/ the opponent of the enemy; for taking up the Cross of the Lord as a sword,/ he hath cut down all the falsehood of heresies, and as a fervent intercessor before God// he bestoweth forgiveness of transgressions upon all.

Kontakion of the Greatmartyr, Tone IV "Having been lifted up upon the Cross" —
Following God Who is piously hymned in Trinity,/ O athlete, thou didst dim the pagan temples;/ and, suffering amid thy contest, O Barbara of manly mind,/ thou wast not afraid of the threats of the tyrants, ever chanting aloud:// "I worship the Trinity, the One God!"


April 19  – 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 12  – Palm Sunday
May 28  – Holy Ascension
June 7  – 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 2 - April 18  – Great Lent
June 15 - 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 14  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 21  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 28  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
April 28  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 6  – Trinity Saturday
November 7  – 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 - February 29  – Maslenitsa
April 19 - April 25  – Bright Week
June 7 - June 13  – 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 01  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 12  – Palm Sunday
Apr 19  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 13  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
May 28  – Holy Ascension
Jun 07  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 14  – 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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