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…

Tuesday

April 19, 2011 Passion Week: Great Tuesday. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil St. Eutychius, patriarch of Constantinople (582). New Hieromartyr John priest (1934). New Hieromartyr James priest (1943). St. Sebastian, Elder of Optina and Karaganda (1966). St. Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, enlightener of the Slavs (885). Venerable Platonida (Platonis) of Nisibis (308). 120 Martyrs of Persia (345). Martyrs Jeremiah…

Monday

The Celebration of the Divine Liturgy for Palm Sunday April 18, 2011 Passion Week: Great Monday. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Transation of the relics (1652) of St. Job, patriarch of Moscow (1607). Martyrs Theodulus, reader, and Agathopodes, deacon, and those with them at Thessalonica (303). New Hieromartyr Alexis priest (1930).. New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest…

Sunday

April 17, 2011 The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem. Great Lent. Fish Allowed Venerable Joseph the Hymnographer of Sicily (883). Venerable George, monk, of Mt. Maleon in the Peloponnesus (9th c.). New Hieromartyrs Archimandrite Benjamin (Kononov) and Hieromonk Nicephorus (Kuchin) of Solovki (1928). New Hieromartyr Nicholas bishop of Velsk, martyr Mary (1932). New Hieromartyr John priest (1933). Martyr John…

Saturday

Father Moses, our bread baker. April 16, 2011 Lazarus Saturday. Tone five. Great Lent. Caviar Allowed Feast of the Georgian Language (movable holiday on the Lazarus Saturday) (Georgia). Venerable Nicetas the Confessor, abbot of Medikion (824). Virgin-martyr Theodosia of Tyre (307-308). Venerable Illyricus of Mt. Myrsinon in the Peloponnesus. Martyrs Elpidephorus, Dius, Bithonius, and Galycus (3rd c.). Icons of the…

Friday

April 15, 2011 Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Venerable Titus the Wonderworker (9th c.). Martyrs Amphianus (Apphianus) and Edesius (Aedesius) of Lycia (306). Martyr Polycarp of Alexandria (4th c.). Venerable Gregory, ascetic of Nicomedia (1290). Venerable George of Matskveri Monastery (9th c.) (Georgia). St. Nicetius of Lyons…

Thursday

April 14, 2011 Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil Venerable Mary the Egyptian (522). Venerable Euthymius, monk, of Suzdal (1404). Venerable Barsanuphius of Optina (1913). New Hieromartyr Sergius priest (1938). New Hieromartyr Schema-bishop Macarius of St. Macarius the Roman Monastery near Lezna (1944) and Michael, fool-for-Christ (1931). Martyr Abraham of…

Wednesday

The Abbot’s Cell April 13, 2011 Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone five. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Venerable Hypatius the Wonderworker, bishop of Gangra (ca. 360). Repose of St. Jonah, metropolitan of Kiev, Moscow, and all Russia (1461). St. Innocent of Moscow, enlightener of Alaska and Siberia (1879). New Hieromartyr John priest (1938).…