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…

Wednesday December 22, 2010 / December 9, 2010

31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos. New Hieromartyr Vladimir priest (1919). New Hieromartyr Vladimir priest and Virgin-martyr Ephrosia (1920). New Hieromartyrs Basil and Alexander priests (1937). New Martyr Priest Sergius Mechev of Moscow (1941). Prophetess Anna (Hannah) (1100…

Tuesday December 21, 2010 / December 8, 2010

31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Food with Oil Venerable Patapius of Thebes (7th c.). New Martyr John (Kochurov), priest (1918). New Hieromartyr Sergius (1937).. Venerable Cyril, abbot of Chelma Hill (1367). Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Caesar, and Onesiphorus. Holy 362 Martyrs of Africa, martyred by the Arians, and Martyr…

Monday December 20, 2010 / December 7, 2010

The Monastery’s Trapeza 31st Week after Pentecost. Tone five. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan (397). Venerable Nilus, monk, of Stolben Island (1554). Venerable Anthony, abbot of Siya Monastery (Novgorod) (1556). New Hieromartyr Sergius (1917). New Hieromartyr Antonius priest, Hieromartyr Andronic (1918). St. Ambrosius confessor, bishop of Kamenets-Podolsk (1932). New Hieromartyrs…

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…