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Sunday, May 24, 1992 / May 11, 1992 (Church Calendar)
1992

Fifth Sunday of Pascha: The Samaritan Woman. Tone four.

Hieromartyr Mocius (Mucius), presbyter of Amphipolis in Macedonia (295).
Holy Equals-to-the-Apostles Methodius (885) and Cyril (869), first teachers of the Slavs.
Equal-to-the-Apostles Rostislav, prince of Greater Moravia (870).
New Hieromartyr Michael priest (1920).
New Hieromartyr Alexander archbishop of Kharkov (1940).
Venerable Sophronius, recluse of the Kiev Caves (13th c.).
St. Joseph, metropolitan of Astrakhan (1671).
St. Nicodemus of Pech, archbishop of Serbia (Mt. Athos) (1325).
New Martyrs Dioscorus and Argyrus of Thessalonica (1808) (Greek).
Commemoration of the Founding of Constantinople (330).
Venerable Comgall, founder and abbot of Bangor (ca. 603) (Celtic & British).
St. Bessarion, Archbishop of Larissa (Greek).
Martyr Acacius of Lower Moesia (Greek).
New Martyr Olympia, abbess of Mitylene (1235) (Greek).
Blessed Christesia, called Christopher (1771) (Georgia).
St. Theophylact, bishop of Stavropol and Ekaterinodar (1872).
St. Wiro, Irish missionary bishop to the Netherlands, in Limberg (710) (Celtic & British).
St. Cathan of Bute (6th c.) (Celtic & British).
St. Asaph, bishop of Llanelwy, Wales (6th c.) (Celtic & British).
St. Mayeul, abbot of Cluny (994) (Celtic & British).
St. Tudy, abbot of the Tudy.
St. Comgall, bishop anf founder of Bangor Monastery (601).
St. Bassus.

The name day of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

The Scripture Readings

John 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel)
Acts 11:19-26, 29-30
John 4:5-42
Hebrews 7:26-8:2 Equals-to-the Apostles
Matthew 5:14-19 Equals-to-the Apostles

HIDE TROPARION

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Kontakion, Tone VIII —
Having come to the well by faith, the Samaritan woman beheld Thee, the Water of Wisdom, of which she drank lavishly, and inherited the kingdom on high, where her praises are sung eternally.

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!

Holy Hieromartyr Mocius, Troparion in Tone IV —
As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles/ and didst occupy their throne,/ thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine vision,/ O divinely inspired one./ Wherefore, ordering the word of truth,/ thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood.// O hieromartyr Mocius, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved.

Kontakion, Tone II, "The steadfast..." —
Armed with the shield of faith,/ thou didst cut down legions of the ungodly,/ O hieromartyr Mocius,/ and hast received a crown from Christ;/ wherefore, rejoicing with the angels,/ from misfortunes save those who hymn thee,// praying unceas­ingly in beHalf of us all.

St. Joseph, metropolitan of Astrakhan, Troparion, in Tone VI —
Having fought the good fight and crowned thy life with sufferings for the Truth, thou didst pass over to make thine abode in the mansions of heaven, where, standing before the throne of the Holy Trinity, pray thou, O holy hierarch Joseph, that the city of Astrakhan and our homeland be saved in peace.

Kontakion of the hieromartyr, in Tone II —
Like an all-radiant star didst thou shine forth in Astrakhan, O holy hierarch Joseph, where thou wast born and raised, and thou didst accept a martyr's death out of loyalty to God and the lawful authorities. And we, honor­ing thy sufferings, cry aloud unto thee: O holy hierarch Joseph who wast slain by rebels, en­treat Christ God in behalf of our souls!

Holy Equals-to-the Apostles Methodius and Cyril, Troparion, in Tone IV —
In that ye share the ways of the apostles,/ O divinely wise Cyril and Methodius, ye teachers of the Slavic lands,/ entreat the Master of all,/ that He confirm all the Slavic nations in Ortho­doxy and oneness of mind,// grant peace to the world and save our souls.

Kontakion, in Tone III —
Let us honor our two sacred enlighteners, who poured forth upon us a spring of divine knowledge through their translation of the divine Scriptures. Drawing forth abundantly therefrom to this very day, we bless you, O Cyril and Methodius, who stand before the throne of the Most High and fervently pray for our souls.


April 26  – 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 19  – Palm Sunday
June 4  – Holy Ascension
June 14  – 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 9 - April 25  – Great Lent
June 22 - 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 29  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 21  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 28  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
April 4  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
May 5  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 13  – Trinity Saturday
November 7  – Demetrius Saturday

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January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
February 16 - February 22  – Publican & Pharisee
March 1 - March 7  – Maslenitsa
April 26 - May 2  – Bright Week
June 14 - June 20  – Trinity Week
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Paschalia

Feb 16  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Mar 01  – Meatfare Sunday
Mar 08  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 19  – Palm Sunday
Apr 26  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 20  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
Jun 04  – Holy Ascension
Jun 14  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 21  – 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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