Sunday

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! May 1, 2011 / April 18, 2011 Second Sunday of Pascha: Antipascha, St. Thomas Sunday. “Sladkoe lobzanie” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (9th c.) (movable holiday on the Antipascha). Venerable John, disciple of St. Gregory of Decapolis (820). New Hieromartyr Bessarion priest (1918). New Hieromartyrs Priests Nicholas (1937) and Basil (Derzhavin) (1930)…

Saturday

April 30, 2011 Bright Saturday. Bright Week. Fast-freeHieromartyr Simeon, bishop in Persia, and those with him: Martyrs Abdechalas and Ananias presbyters, Usthazanes, Fusicus (Pusicius), Ascitrea, and Azat the Eunuch (341). Venerable Acacius, bishop of Melitene (435). Venerable Zosimas of Solovki (1478). New Hieromartyr John priest (1918). New Hieromartyr Michael confessor, priest (1935). New Hieromartyr Theodore priest (1942). Uncovering of the…

Friday

April 29, 2011 Bright Friday. Bright Week. Fast-free “Life- giving Spring” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the Friday of the Bright Week). Commemoration of the renewal (sanctification) of the Holy Theotokos temple near the Life-giving Spring in Constantinople (5th c.) (movable holiday on the Friday of the Bright Week). “Pochaev” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos…

Thursday

April 28, 2011 Bright Thursday. Bright Week. Fast-free Apostles Aristarchus, Pudens, and Trophimus of the Seventy (67). New Hieromartyr Alexander priest (1930). Martyrs Basilissa and Anastasia of Rome, disciples of Apostles Peter and Paul (1st c.). Martyr Suchias and his companions: Andrew, Anastasius, Thalaleus, Theodoretus, Ivchirion, Jordan, Quadratus, Lucian, Mimnenos, Nerangius, Polyeuctus, James, Phocas, Domentianus, Victor, and Zosima (Chorimos), in…

Wednesday

April 27, 2011 Bright Wednesday. Bright Week. Fast-free Synaxis of the Venerable Fathers of the Holy Mount Sinai (movable holiday on the Wednesday of the Bright Week). “Kasperov” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the Wednesday of the Bright Week). St. Martin the Confessor, pope of Rome (655). New Martyr Sergius (Trofimov) of Nizhni-Novgorod and one with…

Tuesday April 26, 2011 / April 13, 2011

Bright Tuesday. Bright Week. Fast-free “Iveron” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the Tuesday of the Bright Week). Blessed Martyrs and Fathers of the St. David-Gareji Monastery (17th c.) (Georgia) (movable holiday on the Tuesday of the Bright Week). “Shuisky” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the Tuesday of the Bright Week). Hieromartyr Artemon,…

Monday

April 25, 2011 Bright Monday. Bright Week. Fast-free Entire week, fast-free. Venerable Basil the Confessor, bishop of Parium (760). New Hieromartyr Sergius (1938). Hieromartyr Zeno, bishop of Verona (ca. 260). Venerable Isaac the Syrian, abbot of Spoleto, Italy (ca. 550). Martyrs Menas, David, and John of Palestine (630). Virgin Anthusa of Constantinople (801). Venerable Athanasia, abbess of Aegina (860). “Murom”…

Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen!

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!Al Maseeh Qam! Haqqan Qam!Hristus A Inviat! Adeverat a Inviat!Hristos Vaskrese! Vaistinu Vaskrese! MOSCOW: April 22, 2011 Pascal Message of His Holiness KIRILL, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, to the Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church Beloved in the Lord archpastors, all-honorable presbyters and deacons,…

Saturday

Photo taken from the highest spot on the grounds of the Monastery. April 23, 2011 Passion Week: Great Saturday, descent into Hades. Great Lent. Food with Oil Martyrs Terence, Pompeius, Africanus, Maximus, Zeno, Alexander, Theodore, and 33 others, beheaded at Carthage (250). New Hieromartyr Flegont priest (1938). Martyr Demetrius (1942). Martyrs James, presbyter, and Azadanes and Abdicius, deacons, of Persia…

Friday

April 22, 2011 Passion Week: Great Friday, Passion of Jesus Christ. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter – Full abstention from food Martyr Eupsychius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (362). New Martyr Gabriel (1942). Martyrs Desan bishop, Mariabus presbyter, Abdiesus, and 270 other martyrs in Persia (362). Hieromartyr Bademus (Vadim), archimandrite of Persia (379). Venerable Woutruide, foundress of a monastery (688) (Neth.).…

Thursday

April 21, 2011 / April 8, 2011 Passion Week: Great Thursday. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Herodion, Agabus, Asyncritus, Rufus, Phlegon, Hermes, and those with them (1st c.). New Hieromartyr Sergius priest (1933) St. Niphont, bishop of Novgorod (1156). Venerable Rufus the Obedient of the Kiev Caves (14th c.). Martyr Pausilippus of…

Wednesday

Abbot Tryphon, together with Pacific Lutheran University students. April 20, 2011 Passion Week: Great Wednesday. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Venerable George the Confessor, bishop of Mitylene (820). New Hieromartyr Arcadius priest (1933). Martyr Eudocia (1939). Venerable Daniel, abbot, of Pereyaslavl-Zalesski (1540). Martyr Calliopus at Pompeiopolis in Cilicia (304). Martyrs Rufinus deacon, Aquilina, and 200…