Monday March 27, 2017 / March 14, 2017

Fifth Week of the Great Lent. Tone seven.
Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)

Venerable Benedict of Nursia, abbot (543).
St. Theognostus, metropolitan of Kiev and Moscow (1353).
St. Rostislav-Michael, prince of Kiev (1167).
St. Euschemon, bishop of Lampsacus (9th c.).
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of St. Theodore ("Feodorovskaya") (1613).
Martyr Eustathius and his company at Carrhae, Mesopotamia (741).

The Scripture Readings

Isaiah 37:33-38:6 (6th Hour)
Genesis 13:12-18 (Vespers, 1st Reading)
Proverbs 14:27-15:4 (Vespers, 2nd Reading)

Troparion

St. Benedict —
No Troparion is given in the Menaion.

Kontakion, Tone VI —
Thou wast enriched by the grace of God,/ and by thy deeds didst proclaim thy name./ In prayer and fasting thou wast shown to be full of the gifts of the Spirit of God,/ O Benedict, favorite of Christ God./ And thou hast been a heal­er for the infirm,// a repulser of the enemy and the ready helper of our souls.