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…

Philip

OK, I’m Ready for Spring, Now! November 27 / 14 27th Week after Pentecost. Tone one. Eve of the Nativity Fast. Holy and All-praised Apostle (1st c.). New Hieromartyrs Demetrius, Alexander, Victor, Alexis, Michael, Michael, Theodore, Peter, Alexis, Sergius, Nicholas, Basil, Alexander, Nicholas, Demetrius, Demetrius, Porphirius, Basil, George, Basil, Sergius priests, Nicholas deacon, New Hieromartyr Aristrah, Martyr Gabriel and Virgin-martyr…

John

The Temple, Just After the Thanksgiving Day Liturgy November 26 / 13 27th Week after Pentecost. Tone one. Fast. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) St. Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407). Martyrs Antoninus, Nicephorus, and Germanus of Caesarea in Palestine (308). Martyr Manetha of Caesarea in Palestine (308). New Martyr Damascene of Mt. Athos (1681). St. Bricius, bishop…

Thanksgiving Day

A blessed and joyous Thanksgiving to all of my readers! We are the only nation that has a set national holiday, meant to give thanks to Almighty God, for all that we enjoy; freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom to bear arms. May the Lord, in His great mercy, grant wisdom to our president, our national…

Maximus

View From Abbot’s Cell November 24 / 11 Glory to God! Thank you for your prayers! Our power came on at 12:15 a.m., so I’m sending off my daily blog after all! Please continue to pray for the rest of the population of Vashon Island, that power be restored to everyone, before Thanksgiving. Love to all, Abbot Tryphon 27th Week…