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Sunday, March 17, 1985 / March 4, 1985 (Church Calendar)
1985

Third Sunday of the Great Lent: Adoration of Cross. Tone seven.
Great Lent. Food with Oil

Venerable Gerasimus of the Jordan (475).
Venerable Gerasimus, monk, of Vologda (1178).
St. Daniel, prince of Moscow (1303).
New Hieromartyrs Archpriest Dimitry Ivanov of Kiev (1933) and Priest Vyacheslav (Leontiev) of Nizhegorod (1937).
New Hieromartyr Alexander priest (1938).
Blessed Basil (Basilko), prince of Rostov (1238).
Saints of Pskov martyred by the Latins: Venerable Ioasaph of Snetogorsk Monastery and St. Basil of Mirozh Monastery (1299).
Martyrs Paul, his sister Juliana, and Quadratus, Acacius, and Stratonicus, at Ptolemais in Syria (273).
Venerable James the Faster of Phoenicia (Syria) (6th c.).
Translation of the relics (938) of Martyr Wenceslaus, prince of the Czechs (935).
St. Gregory, bishop of Constantia in Cyprus.
St. Gregory, bishop of Assos near Ephesus (1150).
St. Julian, patriarch of Alexandria (189).
St. Peter (Michurin), youth of Tobolsk (Siberia) (1820).

The Scripture Readings

John 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel)
Hebrews 4:14-5:6
Mark 8:34-9:1

HIDE TROPARION

Third Sunday of the Great Lent: Adoration of Cross, Troparion, Tone I —
O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Grant victory over their enemies to Orthodox Christians, and protect Thy people with Thy Cross.

Kontakion, Tone IV —
O Christ our God, Who wast voluntarily lifted up on the Cross, grant Thy mercies to Thy new people named after Thee. Gladden with Thy power Orthodox Christians and give them victory over their enemies. May they have as an ally that invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace.

Another Kontakion, Tone VII —
No longer does the flaming sword guard the gate of Eden, for a glorious extinction has come upon it, the wood of the Cross. The sting has been drawn from death and the victory from hell. And Thou, my Saviour, didst come and shout to those in hell: Enter Paradise again.

Troparion of the Sunday, Tone VII —
By Thy Cross, Thou didst destroy death! / To the thief, Thou didst open Paradise! / For the myrrhbearers, Thou didst change weeping into joy! / And Thou didst command Thy disciples, O Christ God, / to proclaim that Thou art risen, / granting the world great mercy!

Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone VII —
Since you are the treasure of our resurrection, / we put our hope in you, O all-praised one. / Lead us from the abyss of transgressions, / for you have saved those guilty of sin, / O evervirgin Mother of our salvation.

Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone VII —
The dominion of death / can no longer hold men captive, / for Christ descended, shattering and destroying its powers! / Hell is bound, while the prophets rejoice and cry: /”The Savior has come to those in faith! / Enter, you faithful, into the Resurrection!

St. Gerasimus of the Jordan —
No Troparion given in the Menaion.

Kontakion, Tone IV "Having been lifted up" —
Burning with heavenly love, thou didst prefer the harshness of the desert of Jordan/ more than all the delights of the world;/ hence, a wild beast submitted unto thee even unto thy death, O father,/ dying in obedience and grief on thy grave./ Thus did God glorify thee./ And when thou dost pray to Him, O father Gerasimus,// be thou mindful of us.

St. Daniel, prince of Moscow, Troparion, in Tone IV —
Illumined by divine grace, thou didst set aside the glory of thy principality, O divinely wise Prince Daniel, and in thy heart didst unwaveringly set thy whole understanding upon the Creator, away from this vain world, and didst shine forth like a star in the east of the Russian realm; and finishing the good race well by thy chaste and angelic life, thou didst keep the Faith undefiled. Wherefore, even after thy re­pose God hath glorified thee with miracles, for thou pourest forth healing upon those who with faith have recourse unto thy precious shrine: for this cause we, thy people, glorify thee today. As thou hast boldness before Christ, pray that thy homeland be saved, and that our land find peace.

Kontakion, in Tone IV —
Chosen by God from thy parents' loins, raised from infancy in the law of the Lord to be a perfect man, and having received the famed city of Moscow as thine inheritance by the providence of God, thou wast shown to be a faithful steward for thy pious people, O divinely blessed Daniel. And instructing them by thine example, and continually teaching them the commandments of the Lord, ever walking the path which leadeth to everlasting life, thou didst attain unto the kingdom of heaven, where, dwelling with the angelic choirs, thou chantest unto God: Alleluia!


April 14  – Great and Holy Pascha

   Fixed Great Feasts

January 7  – The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
January 19  – The Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
February 15  – Meeting of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Temple
April 7  – The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mar
August 19  – The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ
August 28  – The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
September 21  – Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mar
September 27  – The Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
December 4  – Entry into the Temple of our Most Holy Lady Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

   Movable Great Feasts

April 7  – Palm Sunday
May 23  – Holy Ascension
June 2  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday

   Feasts

January 14  – Circumcision of the Lord
July 7  – The Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John
July 12  – The Holy, Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles: Peter and Paul
September 11  – The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist
October 14  – Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

   Fasting Seasons

February 25 - April 13  – Great Lent
June 10 - July 11  – Apostles' (Peter & Paul) Fast
August 14 - August 28  – Dormition (Theotokos) Fast
November 28 - January 6  – Nativity (St. Philip's Fast)

   Fast Days

   The Wednesdays and Fridays of the Year, except for Fast-Free Weeks
January 18  – Kreschensky sochelnik (The Eve of Theophany)
September 11  – The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
September 27  – The Elevation of the Cross

   Traditional days of remembrance

February 16  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 9  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 16  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 23  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
April 23  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 1  – Trinity Saturday
November 2  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
February 3 - February 9  – Publican & Pharisee
February 17 - February 23  – Maslenitsa
April 14 - April 20  – Bright Week
June 2 - June 8  – Trinity Week
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Paschalia

Feb 03  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Feb 17  – Meatfare Sunday
Feb 24  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 07  – Palm Sunday
Apr 14  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 08  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
May 23  – Holy Ascension
Jun 02  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 09  – All Saints

Tipikon Signs

– vigil for great feasts; a more festive service where all of the unfixed hymns are dedicated to the feast.
– "vigil" to a certain saint when All Night vigil is celebrated. The order of the service is similar to a “Polyeleos” (magnification) service, in that small vespers, great vespers and matins are combined (from this comes the vigil) and that there is the blessing of breads and the anointing with oil at the end of matins.
– "cross", "Polyeleos", "with the Polyeleos", "Polyeleos service", that is the type of service during which the "Polyeleos" (Praise/Magnification) is sung during matins (the majestic singing of the 134 and 135 psalms with verses); in addition, during this service there is a reading from the Gospel, the prokeimenon, gradual antiphons, the canon with 8 troparions, the praises and Great Doxology are sung, and during vespers "Blessed is the man" is sung (first "Glory" of the 1st kathisma), there is an entrance, Old Testament readings (parameia) and during lityia all of the verses may be sung to the saint.
– "doxology", "with doxology" during this service to the saint it is proper to sing the Great Doxology at the end of matins (in services of a lower rank, the doxology is read), also at this service are sung several Sunday Theotokions, sedalions after the kathisma (psaltery reading) to the saint, the katavasia during the canon, also at the end of matins are sung the praise verses, the Great Doxology, and the entire ending of matins follows the order of a feast.
– "six verse", "up to six"; all six stikhera of "Lord, I cry" are sung to the saint, there is a stikhera for "Glory" of the Apotischa for both vespers and matins; troparion to the saint, and the canon of matins is sung to the saint in six troparions.
, , no sign – "without a sign"; the most ordinary, daily service to a saint, to whom it is customary to sing only three stikhera at "Lord I cry" and the canon of matins in four troparions. There may not be a troparion to the saint.

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