Monday January 3, 2011 / December 21, 2010

33rd Week after Pentecost. Tone seven. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ. Virgin-martyr Juliana of Nicomedia, and with her 500 men and 130 women (304). Repose of St. Peter, metropolitan of All Russia (1326). New Hieromartyr Michael priest (1918). New Hieromartyr Sergius deacon (1937). New Hieromartyr Nicetas bishop…

Sunday January 2, 2011 / December 20, 2010

A Cold, but Sunny Day at the Monastery. 32nd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone seven. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Food with Oil Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, Holy Father Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ. Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, bishop of Antioch (107). Repose of Righteous John of Kronstadt (1908). Venerable Ignatius, archimandrite of…

Saturday January 1, 2011 / December 19, 2010

Our Monastery’s chicken coop progresses towards completion. 32nd Week after Pentecost. Tone six. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Saturday the Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ Martyr Boniface at Tarsus in Cilicia (290) and Righteous Aglae (Aglaida) of Rome. Venerable Elias of Murom, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves (1188). Martyrs Elias, Probus, and Ares, in Cilicia…

Friday December 31, 2010 / December 18, 2010

A Washington State Ferry, arriving on Vashon Island. 32nd Week after Pentecost. Tone six. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Martyr Sebastian at Rome and his companions: Martyrs Nicostratus, Zoe, Castorius, Tranquillinus, Marcellinus, Mark, Claudius, Symphorian, Victorinus, Tiburtius, and Castulus (287). Martyr Victor (1936). New Hieromartyr Thaddeus (Uspensky), archbishop of Tver (1937). New Hieromartyrs…

Thursday December 30, 2010 / December 17, 2010

Father Moses, the youngest member of our community. 32nd Week after Pentecost. Tone six. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Food with Oil Holy Prophet Daniel (600 B.C.) and the Three Holy Youths: Ananias, Azarias, and Misael. New Hieromartyrs Alexander, Nicholas and Sergius priests (1918). New Hieromartyrs Peter and John priests (1937). Venerable Daniel the Confessor (in schema Stephen) of Spain and…

Wednesday

Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Moscow, Russia December 29, 2010 32nd Week after Pentecost. Tone six. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Prophet Haggai (Aggaeus) (500 B.C.). New Hieromartyrs Priest Vladimir (1918) New Hieromartyrs Arcadius, bishop of Bezhetsk, and Priests Elias, Paul, Theodosius, Vladimir, and Alexander priests, Martyr Makarius (1937). New Hieromartyr Peter priest (1937).…

Tuesday December 28, 2010 / December 15, 2010

Cross designed by Madeline Rippo of Vashon Island 32nd Week after Pentecost. Tone six. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Food with Oil Hieromartyr Eleutherius, bishop of Illyria, and his mother, Martyr Anthia and Martyr Corivus the Eparch (126). Venerable Paul of Mt. Latros (956). St. Stephen the Confessor, archbishop of Surozh in the Crimea (790). Synaxis of All Saints of Crimea.…

Monday December 27, 2010 / December 14, 2010

Looking South, Toward the Monastery 32nd Week after Pentecost. Tone six. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, and Callinicus of Apollonia (250). Martyrs Apollonius, Philemon, Arianus, and Theoctychus of Alexandria (ca. 305). New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1937). St. Bassian confessor, archbishop of Tambov (1940). Sainted Ilarion, Metropolitan of Suzdal’ and Yur’ev (1707). St.…

Sunday December 26, 2010 / December 13, 2010

Holy Father Herman of Alaska, Pray to God for Us. 31st Sunday after Pentecost. Tone six. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Week of Holy Forefathers Martyrs Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius, and Orestes at Sebaste (284). Venerable Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska (1836) and Synaxis of the First Martyrs of the American land. Virgin-martyr Lucy of Syracuse (304). New Hieromartyr Alexander…

Saturday December 25, 2010 / December 12, 2010

31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed St. Spyridon the Wonderworker of Tremithon (348). Venerable Therapontes, abbot of Monza (1597). Hieromartyr Alexander, bishop of Jerusalem (251). Martyr Synesius of Rome (3rd c.). Venerable Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska (1836). Synaxis of the First Martyrs of the American land: Hieromartyr Juvenal, Peter the Aleut, and New Martyrs…

Friday December 24, 2010 / December 11, 2010

31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Venerable Daniel the Stylite of Constantinopole (490). New Hieromartyr Theophan, bishop of Solokamsk (1918) and with him 2 Hieromartyrs and 5 Martyrs (1918). New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1937). New Hieromartyr John priest (1941). St. Kuksha (Velichko), hieroschemamonk of Odessa (1964). Venerable Nicon…

Thursday December 23, 2010 / December 10, 2010

31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Food with Oil Martyrs Menas the Melodius, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus of Alexandria (310). St. Ioasaph, bishop of Belgorod (1754). New Hieromartyr Jacob and Alexander priests, Hieromartyr Eugraph and his son (1918). New Hieromartyrs Anatolius, Alexander, Eugine, Constantine, Nicholas priests and with them Martyrs Peter, Michael, Dorotheus, Laurentius, Gregory and Virgin-martyrs…