Saturday

Father Moses, our bread baker. April 16, 2011 Lazarus Saturday. Tone five. Great Lent. Caviar Allowed Feast of the Georgian Language (movable holiday on the Lazarus Saturday) (Georgia). Venerable Nicetas the Confessor, abbot of Medikion (824). Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (307-308). Venerable Illyricus of Mt. Myrsinon in the Peloponnesus. Martyrs Elpidephorus, Dius, Bithonius, and Galycus (3rd c.). Icons of the…

Friday

April 15, 2011 Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Venerable Titus the Wonderworker (9th c.). Martyrs Amphianus (Apphianus) and Edesius (Aedesius) of Lycia (306). Martyr Polycarp of Alexandria (4th c.). Venerable Gregory, ascetic of Nicomedia (1290). Venerable George of Matskveri Monastery (9th c.) (Georgia). St. Nicetius of Lyons…

Thursday

April 14, 2011 Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil Venerable Mary the Egyptian (522). Venerable Euthymius, monk, of Suzdal (1404). Venerable Barsanuphius of Optina (1913). New Hieromartyr Sergius priest (1938). New Hieromartyr Schema-bishop Macarius of St. Macarius the Roman Monastery near Lezna (1944) and Michael, fool-for-Christ (1931). Martyr Abraham of…

Wednesday

The Abbot’s Cell April 13, 2011 Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Venerable Hypatius the Wonderworker, bishop of Gangra (ca. 360). Repose of St. Jonah, metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow, and all Russia (1461). St. Innocent of Moscow, enlightener of Alaska and Siberia (1879). New Hieromartyr John priest (1938).…

Tuesday

April 12, 2011 Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil The Meeting of the Mother of God and Saint Elizabeth (movable Feast on March 30. If March 30 should fall between Lazarus Saturday and Pascha, however, the Feast is transferred to Bright Friday). Venerable John (Climacus) of Sinai, author of The…

Monday

April 11, 2011 Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Martyr Mark, bishop of Arethusa (364), and with him Hieromartyr Cyril the Deacon of Heliopolis, and others, who suffered under Julian the Apostate (362). New Martyrs Priest Paul (Voinarsky), and brothers Paul and Alexis Kiryan, of the Crimea (1919).…

Sunday

April 10, 2011 Fifth Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. Food with Oil Venerable Mary of Egypt (movable holiday on the 5th Sunday of the Great Lent). Venerable Hilarion the New, abbot of Pelecete (754). Venerable Stephen the Wonderworker, abbot of Tryglia (815). New Hieromartyr Nicolas priest(1931). New Hieromartyr Basil priest(1938). Martyr John (1939). New Hieromartyr Priest…

Saturday

April 9, 2011 Fifth Saturday of the Great Lent: Laudation of the Mother of God. Tone four. Great Lent. Food with Oil St. Matrona of Thessalonica (4th c.). Martyrs Manuel and Theodosius (304). Venerable John the Clairvoyant of Lycopolis, anchorite of Egypt (394). Venerable Cyricus (Quiricus), monk, of Thrace. Prophet Hanani (Ananias). Venerable Paul, bishop of Corinth (ca. 925). Venerable…

Friday

April 8, 2011 Fifth Week of the Great Lent. Tone four. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel. Martyr Parasceva (1939). Hieromartyr Irenaeus, bishop of Srem (Sirmium), Serbia (304). Martyrs Bathusius and Bercus presbyters, monk Arpilus, laymen Abibus, Agnus, Reasus, Igathrax, Iscoeus (Iskous, Escoes), Silas, Signicus, Sonerilas, Suimbalus, Thermus, Phillus (Philgas), and…

Thursday

April 7, 2011 Fifth Week of the Great Lent. Tone four. Great Lent. Fish Allowed The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. New Hieromartyr Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1925). Venerable Sabbas the New (1948). Venerable Justin (Popovich) of Chelije in Serbia (1979) (Serbia). “Annunciation” (16th c.) Icon of the Mother of God.…

Wednesday

April 6, 2011 Fifth Week of the Great Lent. Tone four. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Forefeast of the Annunciation. Venerable Zacharias the Recluse of Egypt (4th c.). St. Artemon, bishop of Seleucia (1st c.). New Hieromartyr Vladimir priest (1920). Venerable Zachariah, faster of the Kiev Caves (13th c.). Martyrs Stephen and Peter of Kazan…

Tuesday

Our Rhode Island Reds April 5, 2011 Fifth Week of the Great Lent. Tone four. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil Monk-martyr Nicon and 199 disciples, in Sicily (251). New Hieromartyr Macarius priest (1931). New Martyr James, New Hieromartyr Basil, Stephen priests, Virgin-martyr Anastasia, Martyr Alexis (1938). New Hieromartyr venerable confessor archbishop Sergius (Serebriansky) (1948). Venerable Nicon, abbot…