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,…

Tuesday

The Holy Table December 7, 2010 29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Great-martyr Mercurius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (259). Great-martyr Catherine of Alexandria (305). Hieromartyr Mercurius of Smolensk (1238). Venerable Mercurius, the Faster of the Kievan Caves, far caves (14th C). New…

Monday December 6, 2010 / November 23, 2010

The Holy Altar of the Temple 29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. St. Amphilochius, bishop of Iconium (394). St. Gregory, bishop of Agrigentum (680). St. Alexander Nevsky (in schema Alexis), grand prince of Novgorod (1263). St. Metrophanes (in…

Sunday

Interior of the Monastic Church of the Protection of the Holy Virgin December 5, 2010 28th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Afterfeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Apostles Philemon and Archippus, Martyr Apphia, wife of Philemon, and St. Onesimus, disciple of St. Paul (ca. 109). Martyrdom of St.…

Saturday

December 4, 2010 / November 21, 2010 28th Week after Pentecost. Tone two. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Venerable Columbanus of Bobbio, abbot and founder of Luxeuil Abbey (Gaul) (615) (Celtic & British). New Martyrs Priest Alexander Khotovitsky of New York (1937), and Priest Alexis Benemansky of Tver (1937).…

Friday December 3, 2010 / November 20, 2010

28th Week after Pentecost. Tone two. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Forefeast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple. Venerable Gregory Decapolites (816). St. Proclus, archbishop of Constantinople (447). New Hieromartyrs Macarius bishop of Ecaterinoslav, Alexis, Alexander, Vladimir, John, Alexis, Basil, Nicholas, John, Emilian, Nocolos priests and Hieromartyrs Arsenius,…

Thursday

December 2, 2010 / November 19, 2010 28th Week after Pentecost. Tone two. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Prophet Obadiah (Abdias) (9th c. B.C.). Martyr Barlaam of Caesarea in Cappadocia (304). Venerables Barlaam and loasaph, prince of India, and St. Abenner the King, father of St. loasaph (4th c.). St. Philaret, metropolitan of Moscow (1867). New Hieromartyrs Porphirius (Gulevich)…

The Abandoned Apostle

Hieromonk Paul December 1 /  November 18 28th Week after Pentecost. Tone two. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Martyr Platon of Ancyra (266). Martyr Romanus the Deacon of Caesarea and child-martyr Barulas of Antioch (303). St. Nicholas confessor, priest (1948). Martyrs Zacchaeus the Deacon and Alphaeus, of Caesarea in Palestine (303). Synaxis of…

Gregory

Hammi, Our Beloved Norwegian Forest Cat November 30 / 17 28th Week after Pentecost. Tone two. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed St. the Wonderworker of Neo-Caesarea (266). Venerable Nikon, abbot of Radonezh, disciple of St. Sergius (1426). Venerable Lazarus the iconographer of Constantinople (857). Martyr Gobron (Michael) and 133 soldiers of Georgia (914) (Georgia). Venerable Longinus of Egypt (4th…

Matthew

November 29 / 16 28th Week after Pentecost. Tone two. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil Holy Apostle and Evangelist (60). New Hieromartyrs Theodore Korolev priest and with him Martyr Ananius Boykov and Michael Boldakov (1929). New Hieromartyrs John, Nicholas, Victor, Basil, Makarius and Michael priests, Hieromartyr Panteleimon (1937). Martyr Demetrius (1938). St. Fulvianus, prince of…

The Whole Armor of God

Monk Moses, Chanting the Epistle Abbot Tryphon, Celebrating Saturday’s Liturgy November 28 / 15 27th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone two. Nativity (St. Philip’s Fast). Fish Allowed Beginning of Nativity Fast. Holy Martyrs and Confessors Gurias (299), Samonas (306), and Abibus (322), of Edessa. Venerable Paisius (Velichkovsky) of Moldavia and Mt. Athos (1794). New Hieromartyrs Nicholas and Peter priests, Gregory and…