Sunday December 19, 2010 / December 6, 2010

The Monastery’s Icon of Saint Nicholas, with Relic Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia 30th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone five. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia (345). Blessed Maximus, metropolitan of Kiev (1305). New Martyr Nicholas of Karamanos in Asia Minor (1657) (Greek). St. Nicholas, bishop of Patara.…

Saturday December 18, 2010 / December 5, 2010

The Monastic Church of the Holy Protection 30th Week after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Venerable Sabbas the Sanctified (532). New Hieromartyr Elias priest (1932). New Hieromartyr Gennadius (1941). St. Sergius confessor, priest (1950). St. Gurias, archbishop of Kazan (156). Martyr Anastasias. Venerable Karion (Cyrion) and his son St. Zachariah of Egypt (4th c.). Venerable Nectarius…

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The Bright Corner in the Abbot’s Study Friday December 17, 2010 / December 4, 2010 30th Week after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Great-martyr 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…

Thursday December 16, 2010 / December 3, 2010

A Rainy Winter Day at the Monastery 30th Week after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonias) (635 B.C.). Venerable Sabbas, abbot of Zvenigorod, disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh (1406). New Hieromartyr Andrew priest (1920). New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1930). St. Gregory confessor (1960). Venerable Theodulus, eparch of Constantinople (440). Venerable John the Silent…

Wednesday

Lake Crescent, in the Olympic National Forest December 15, 2010 30th Week after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum) (7th c. B.C.). New Hieromartyr John priest (1919). New Hieromartyr Mathew priest (1921). New Hieromartyr Demetrius priest and Venarable Vera confessor (1932). New Hieromartyrs Constantine, Nicholas, Sergius, Vladimir, John,…

Tuesday December 14, 2010 / December 1, 2010

Monk Moses, our Prayer Rope Maker 30th Week after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Prophet Nahum (7th c. B.C.). Righteous Philaret the Merciful of Amnia in Asia Minor (792). Martyr Ananias of Persia. St. Eligius, bishop of Noyon (660) (Neth.). St. Onesimus, archbishop of Ephesus (Greek). Sts. Ananias and Solochonus, archbishops of Ephesus (Greek). Venerable Anthony…

Monday December 13, 2010 / November 30, 2010

Hieromonk Paul, serving Vigils 30th Week after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil Holy and All-praised Apostle Andrew the First-called (62). St. Elias, schemamonk of Valaam and Verkhoturye (1900). New Hieromartyr John priest (1937). St. Frumentius, archbishop of Abyssinia (380). St. Tudwal, bishop in Wales and Brittany (6th c.) (Celtic & British ).…

Sunday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, together with his spiritual father, Igumen Ilija of Obtina December 12, 2010 29th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Martyr Paramon and 370 Martyrs in Bithynia (250). Martyr Philumenus of Ancyra, and with him Martyrs Valerian and Phaedrus (274). Venerable Acacius of Mt. Latros, who is mentioned in The Ladder (6th…

Saturday

The Narthex chandelier, crafted by Alexander Karg December 11, 2010 29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Martyr Stephen the New of Mt. St. Auxentius (767). Martyr Hirenarchus and Seven Women-martyrs at Sebaste (303). New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Chichagov), metropolitan of St. Petersburg (1937). New Hieromartyrs Peter, Alexis, Alexis priests (1937). Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva (1938). New Hieromartyr…

Friday December 10, 2010 / November 27, 2010

29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos named “Znamenie”. Commemoration of the miracle of the Weeping Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of the Sign” at Novgorod in 1170. Great-martyr James the Persian (421). Venerable Palladius of Thessalonica (6th-7th c.). St. James, bishop…

Thursday

Midnight Office December 9, 2010 29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Venerable Alypius the Stylite of Adrianopolis (640). Dedication of the Church of St. George at Kiev (1051). Repose of St. Innocent, first bishop of Irkutsk (1731). New Hieromartyrs Nicholas, John, Gregory and Nazarius, Basil, Basil, Ilia, Basil, Daniel, Michael, Nicholas priests, New Hieromartyr…

Wednesday December 8, 2010 / November 25, 2010

One of the Pillars in the Narthex. 29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Apodosis of the Entryof the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Hieromartyr Clement, pope of Rome (101). Hieromartyr Peter, archbishop of Alexandria (311). New Hieromartyrs Seraphim archbishop of Smolensk, Gregory, John, Basil, Cosmas, John, Simeon,…