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Sunday, October 25, 2054 / October 12, 2054 (Church Calendar)
2054

18th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone one.

Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (787).
Martyrs Probus, Tarachus, and Andronicus at Tarsus in Cilicia (304).
Venerable Cosmas the Hymnographer, bishop of Maiuma (787).
St. Euphrosyne (Mezenova) the Faster, schema-abbess of Siberia (1918).
New Hieromartyr John (1930).
New Hieromartyr John (Pommer) bishop of Riga (1934).
Venerable Laurence (1937).
New Hieromartyr Nicholas confessor mitropoliten of Alma-Ata (1955).
New Hieromartyr Alexander priest (1940).
Venerables Amphilochius (1452), Macarius, and Tarasius, abbots, and Theodosius, monk, of Glushitsa Monastery (Vologda).
Martyr Domnina of Anazarbus (286).
St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours (397).
Translation from Malta to Gatchina of a part of the Life-Creating Cross of the Lord, together with the Philermia Icon of the Mother of God, and the right hand of Saint John the Baptist (1799).
"Jerusalem" (48), "Yaroslav-Smolensk" (1642), "Rudensk" (1687) and "Kaluga" (1748) Icons of the Mother of God.
St. Mobhi of Glasnevin (544) (Celtic & British).
St. Edwin, king and martyr (633) (Celtic & British).
St. Wilfrid, archbishop of York (709) (Celtic & British).
Venerable Anastasia of Rome (250) (Greek).
St. Theodotus, bishop of Ephesus (Greek).
St. Jason, bishop of Damascus (Greek).
Venerable Symeon the New Theologian (1021) (Greek).
Venerable Theosebius the God-bearer of Arsinoe in Cyprus (Greek).
Martyrs Malfethos and Anthea (Greek).
Hieromartyr Maximilian, bishop of Noricum (284).

The Scripture Readings

John 20:1-10 (7th Matins Gospel)
2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Luke 7:11-16
Hebrews 13:7-16 Fathers
John 17:1-13 Fathers

HIDE TROPARION

Troparion of the Sunday, Tone I —
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; / while the soldiers were guarding Thy most pure Body; / Thou didst rise on the third day, O Savior, / granting life to the world. / The powers of heaven therefore cried to Thee, O Giver of Life: / Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ! / Glory to Thy Kingdom! / Glory to Thy dispensation, O Thou Who lovest mankind.

Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone I —
When Gabriel announced to Thee, O Virgin, “Rejoice!” / with that word the Master of all was incarnate in Thee, O Holy Ark. / As the righteous David said, / Thy womb became more spacious than the heavens, bearing Thy Creator. / Glory to Him Who took abode in Thee! / Glory to Him Who came from Thee! / Glory to Him Who freed us by being born of Thee!

Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone I —
As God, Thou didst rise from the tomb in glory, / raising the world with Thyself. / Human nature praises Thee as God, for death has vanished! / Adam exults, O Master! / Eve rejoices, for she is freed from bondage, and cries to Thee: / Thou art the Giver of Resurrection to all, O Christ!

Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council.
At the Blessing of the Loaves, the (troparion) "Virgin Theotokos, rejoice...," twice,
and then that of the fathers, in Tone VIII —

Most glorious art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our fathers upon the earth as beacons, and hast thereby guided us all to the true Faith! O greatly Compassionate One, glory be to Thee! Once

Kontakion, in Tone VI —
The Son Who ineffably shone forth from the Father hath been born in two natures of a woman, and beholding Him we do not disdain to depict the form thereof. But, tracing it piously, we honor it in faith. Wherefore, the Church, holding to the true Faith, doth vener­ate the icon of the incarnation of Christ.

Holy Martyrs Probus, Tarachus & Andronicus, Troparion, Tone V —
The hosts of heaven marvelled/ at the corrections of the holy martyrs,/ how in their mortal bodies/ they invisibly vanquished the incorporeal foe,/ contending well with the power of the Cross./ And they pray to Christ,// that our souls find mercy.

Holy Hierarch Cosmas of Jerusalem, Bishop of Maiuma, Troparion, Tone VIII —
O instructor of Orthodoxy, teacher of piety and purity,/ beacon for the whole world, divinely inspired adornment of hierarchs./ O most wise Cosmas by thy doctrines thou hast illumined all.// O harp of the Spirit, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion of the Hierarch (after Ode III), Tone VIII "To thee, the champion leader" —
Adorned with the virtues, O divinely inspired Cosmas,/ thou wast the adornment of the Church of Christ;/ for thou hast embellished it with hymns, O blessed one./ Pray thou to the Lord, that we be delivered from all the wiles of the enemy,// for we cry: Rejoice, O thrice-blessed Cosmas!

Kontakion of the Martyrs, Tone II "Seeking the highest" —
The valiant warriors and martyrs of Christ,/ Tarachus, Probus and Andronicus,/ have revealed to us the glory of the Trinity;/ for they denounced all the ungodliness of the tyrants,// contending with valor and faith.

St. Martin the Merciful, bishop of Tours, Troparion, Tone IV —
The truth of things revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith,/ a model of meekness and a teacher of abstinence/ wherefore thou hast attained the heights through humility/ and riches through poverty.// O hierarch Martin our father, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion of St. Martin, Tone II —
Thou didst flourish in the virtues like a palm-tree, and in thy miracles didst multiply like a cedar, O wondrous father, bedewing the ends of the world, and burning up legions of the demons. Wherefore, entreat the Lord in our behalf.


May 3  – 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 26  – Palm Sunday
June 11  – Holy Ascension
June 21  – 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 16 - May 2  – Great Lent
June 29 - 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 7  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 28  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
April 4  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
April 11  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
May 12  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 20  – Trinity Saturday
November 7  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
February 22 - February 28  – Publican & Pharisee
March 8 - March 14  – Maslenitsa
May 3 - May 9  – Bright Week
June 21 - June 27  – Trinity Week
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Paschalia

Feb 22  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Mar 08  – Meatfare Sunday
Mar 15  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 26  – Palm Sunday
May 03  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 27  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
Jun 11  – Holy Ascension
Jun 21  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 28  – 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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