21st Week after Pentecost. Tone three.
The Kazan Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, commemorating the deliverance from the Poles in 1612.
Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Abercius, bishop and wonderworker of Hierapolis (167).
7 Holy Youths ("7 Sleepers") of Ephesus: Maximilian, Iamblichus, Martinian, Dionysius, Antoninus, Constantine (Hexakustodianos), and John (250).
New Hieromartyrs Seraphim archbishop of Uglich and with him German archimandrite, Vladimir, Alexander, Basil, Alexander priests and Martyrs Herman and Menas (1937).
New Hieromartyrs Nicholas, Nicholas priests and Martyr Gregory (1937).
Uncovering of the relics of Hieromartyr Nikodim, bishop of Belgorod (2012).
Martyrs Alexander the bishop, Heraclius, Anna, Elizabeth, Theodota and Glyceria, at Adrianopolis (2nd-3rd c.).
"Andronikos" and "Jacobshtad" (17th c.) Icons of the Mother of God.
Venerable Lot of Egypt (5th c.).
Venerables Theodore and Paul, abbots, of Rostov (1409).
Venerable James of Luga and Omutch, disciple of Theophilus of Omutch.
St. Mellon, bishop of Rouen.
Martyr Zachariah (Greek).
Venerable Rufus of the Paradise (Greek).
The Scripture Readings
Luke 1:39-49, 56 Matins Gospel
Philippians 2:5-11 Epistle, Theotokos
Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 Gospel, Theotokos
Troparion of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Tone IV
O earnest helper, Mother of the Lord Most High,/ thou dost entreat Christ,
thy Son and our God, in behalf of all,/ and dost cause all to be saved who have
recourse to thy mighty protection,/ O Lady, Queen and Mistress,/ help us all
who, amid temptations, sorrows and sickness,/ are heavy laden with many sins,/
who stand before thee and with tears pray to thee with compunctionate soul/ and
contrite heart before thine all-pure image,/ and who have unfailing hope in
thee:/ grant deliverance from all evils,/ and things profitable unto all, O
Virgin Theotokos,/ and save us all, for thou art the divine protection// of thy
Kontakion, in Tone VIII " To thee, the champion leader..."
O ye people, let us flee to that calm and good haven, the speedy helper/ and
ready and fervent salvation, the protection of the Virgin,/ and let us make
haste to prayer and speed to repentance./ For the all-pure Theotokos poureth
forth upon us inexhaustible mercies;/ she goeth before to help us and delivereth,
her good-hearted and God-fearing servants// from great misfortunes and evils.
Holy Wonderworker, Isapostle Abercius, Bishop of Hierapolis, Troparion, Tone
The truth of things revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith,/ a model
of meekness and a teacher of abstinence/ wherefore thou hast attained the
heights through humility/ and riches through poverty.// O hierarch Abercius our
father, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.
Seven Youths of Ephesus, 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.
Kontakion for the Martyrs, Tone IV "Having been lifted up"
O Christ Who hast glorified Thy saints on earth,/ before Thine awesome Second
Coming Thou hast shown forth the resurrection to those who knew it not,/ through
the all-glorious raising up of the youths,/ revealing their clothing and bodies
as incorrupt;/ and Thou didst prevail upon the emperor to cry out: Truly there
is resurrection for the dead!
Kontakion of the hierarch, Tone VIII "As first fruits"
The whole Church of the faithful doth reckon thee an all-great priest/ and
dweller with the apostles, O Abercius./ By thy supplications preserve it
invincible, unassailed and undefiled by all heresy,/ in that thou art
Fixed Great Feasts
|| The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
|| The Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
|| Meeting of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Temple
|| The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mar
|| The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ
|| The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
|| Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mar
|| The Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
|| Entry into the Temple of our Most Holy Lady Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
Movable Great Feasts
|| Circumcision of the Lord
|| The Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John
|| The Holy, Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles: Peter and Paul
|| The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist
|| Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
|| The Wednesdays and Fridays of the Year, except for Fast-Free Weeks
|| Kreschensky sochelnik (The Eve of Theophany)
|| The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
|| The Elevation of the Cross
Traditional days of remembrance
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Full abstention from food
Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)
Food without Oil
Food with Oil
Meat is excluded
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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.