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Sunday, April 13, 1986 / March 31, 1986 (Church Calendar)
1986

Fourth Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone four.
Great Lent. Food with Oil

Venerable John Lestvichnik (movable holiday on the 4th Sunday of the Great Lent).
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).
St. Hypatius the Healer of the Kiev Caves (14th c.).
Venerable Philaret Danilevsky (1841).
Venerable Apollonius, ascetic of the Thebaid (395).
Martyrs Abdas the Bishop and Benjamin the Deacon, of Persia (424).
Venerable Hypatius, abbot of Rufinus in Chalcedon (446).
Appearance of the "Iberian" ("Iveron") Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
Righteous Joseph the Fair, son of Jacob (ca. 1700 B.C.).
38 Martyrs, beheaded by the sword under Julian (361-363).
Saint Akakios the Confessor, Bishop of Meletinia (249-251).
Venerable Blaise of Amorium and Mt. Athos (908) (Greek).
Martyr Menander (Greek).
St. Stephen the Wonderworker, monk (Greek).

The Scripture Readings

Matthew 28:16-20 (1st Matins Gospel)
Hebrews 6:13-20
Mark 9:17-31
Ephesians 5:9-19 (Venerable John Lestvichnik)
Matthew 4:25-5:12 (Venerable John Lestvichnik)

HIDE TROPARION

The Fourth Sunday of Great Lent: Venerable John Lestvichnik, Troparion, Tone I —
Thou didst prove to be a freeman of the desert, an angel in a body, and a wonder-worker, O our God - bearing Father John. By fasting, vigil and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of those who have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him Who gave thee strength, glory to Him Who crowned thee, glory to Him Who works through thee healings for all.

Kontakion, Tone I —
Offering ever-blossoming fruits of learning from thy book, O wise one, thou delightest the hearts of those who study it seriously, O blessed one. For it is a ladder which leads up from the earth to the heavenly and abiding glory souls who with faith honour thee.

Troparion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy resurrection, / they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the Apostles: / Death is overthrown! / Christ God is risen, / granting the world great mercy!

Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone IV —
The mystery of all eternity, / unknown even by angels, / through you, O Theotokos, is revealed to those on earth: / God incarnate, by union without confusion. / He voluntarily accepted the cross for us, / by which He resurrected the first-created man, / saving our souls from death.

Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
My Savior and Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their chains. He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master, He has risen on the third day!

St. Hypatius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gangra —
No Troparion is given in the Menaion.

Kontakion —
No Kontakion is given in the Menaion.

"Iveron" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, Troparion, in Tone I —
The audacity of those who hate the image of the Lord and the might of the impious came godlessly to Nicaea, and emissaries inhumanly interrogated the widow who piously venerated the icon of the Mother of God; but at night, she and her son cast the icon into the sea, crying out: "Glory to thee, O pure one, for the trackless sea hath given thee its breast! Glory to thy straight journey, O thou who alone art incor­rupt!"

Kontakion, in Tone VIII —
Even though thy holy icon was cast into the sea by the widow who was unable to save it from the foe, O Theotokos, yet hath it been shown to be the preserver of Mount Athos and the gate­keeper of the Monastery of Iveron, frightening away the enemy and delivering from all misfor­tunes and dangers them that honor thee in our homeland.

St. Innocent of Moscow, Troparion of the holy hierarch, in Tone I —
Thy sound went forth unto all the lands of the midnight sun, for with the light of the Gospel thou didst enlighten the ignorant who accepted thy words, and whom thou didst teach in godly manner; and thou didst adorn their human customs. O holy hierarch Innocent our father, thou boast of Russia, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved.

Or this troparion, in Tone III —
O holy hierarch Innocent our father, thou who wast first to teach the tribes which before lay in heathen darkness, and first to show them the way to salvation, who didst labor as an apostle in the enlightenment of Siberia and America: entreat the Master of all, that He grant peace to the whole world and great mercy to our souls.

Kontakion, in Tone IV —
Thou wast a true and truthful teacher; for, having thyself done what the Lord commanded, thou didst thereby teach and instruct in piety those who came to thee, didst enlighten unbe­lievers to recognize the true Faith, illumining them with holy baptism. Wherefore, thou rejoicest with the apostles, receiving the honor of an evangelist of Christ.


May 4  – 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 27  – Palm Sunday
June 12  – Holy Ascension
June 22  – 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

March 17 - May 3  – Great Lent
June 30 - 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

March 8  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 29  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
April 5  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
April 12  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
May 13  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 21  – Trinity Saturday
November 1  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
February 23 - March 1  – Publican & Pharisee
March 9 - March 15  – Maslenitsa
May 4 - May 10  – Bright Week
June 22 - June 28  – Trinity Week
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Paschalia

Feb 23  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Mar 09  – Meatfare Sunday
Mar 16  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 27  – Palm Sunday
May 04  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 28  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
Jun 12  – Holy Ascension
Jun 22  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 29  – 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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