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Sunday, March 6, 2061 / February 21, 2061 (Church Calendar)
2061

Second Sunday of the Great Lent. Tone five.
Great Lent. Food with Oil

St. Gregory Palamas the Archbishop of Thessalonica (movable holiday on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent).
Synaxis of all Venerable Fathers of the Kiev Caves (movable holiday on the 2nd Sunday of the Great Lent).
Venerable Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia (795).
St. Eustathius (Eustace), archbishop of Antioch (337).
New Hieromartyrs Alexander, Daniel and Gregory priests (1930).
New Hieromartyr Constantine priest, Paul deacon (1938).
Virgin-Martyr Olga (1938).
St. George, bishop of Amastris on the Black Sea (805).
"Kozelshchanskaya" (1881) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
St. John the Scholastic, patriarch of Constantinople (577).
St. Zachariah, patriarch of Jerusalem (633).
Hieromartyr Severian, bishop of Scythopolis (452).

The Scripture Readings

Luke 24:12-35 (5th Matins Gospel)
Hebrews 1:10-2:3
Hebrews 7:26-8:2 (Saint)
Mark 2:1-12
John 10:9-16 (Saint)

HIDE TROPARION

The Second Sunday of Great Lent. St. Gregory Palamas, Troparion, Tone VIII—
Light of Orthodoxy, pillar and doctor of the Church, adornment of monks, invincible champion of theologians, O Gregory the wonderworker, praise of Thessalonica, preacher of grace, ever pray that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion, Tone II —
Organ of wisdom, holy and divine, bright clarion of theology, we praise thee in harmony, O divine speaker Gregory: But as a mind standing before the First Mind, direct our mind to Him, father, that we may cry: Rejoice, preacher of grace!

Kontaklon of the Sunday, Tone IV —
Now is the time for action, judgment is at our doors. So let us rise and fast, and let us offer tears of compunction with almsgiving, crying: We have sinned more than the sand of the sea. But forgive us all, O Creator, that we may receive incorruptible crowns.

Troparion of the Sunday, Tone V —
Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word, / Co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, / born for our salvation from the Virgin, / for He willed to be lifted up on the cross in the flesh, / to endure death / and to raise the dead by His glorious resurrection.

Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone V —
Rejoice, O impassable gate of the Lord! / Rejoice, O wall and protection of those who run to you! / Rejoice, O unshakable refuge! / Rejoice, O Virgin Mother of your God and Creator! / Do not cease praying for those who praise you and worship your Son. (1x) Blessed be the name of the Lord, henceforth and forever more.

Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone V —
Thou didst descend into hell, O my Savior, / shattering its gates as almighty; / resurrecting the dead as Creator, / and destroying the sting of death. / Thou hast delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Man, / and we all cry to Thee: "O Lord, save us!"

St. Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia; St. Eustace, Archbishop of Antioch, Troparion, in Tone IV —
O God of our fathers,/ deal with us ever according to Thy meekness./ Deprive us not of Thy mercy,/ but through their supplications// direct our life in peace.

Kontakion for the Venerable One, Tone IV "Thou hast appeared today" —
Shining forth from the east like a most radiant star,/ thou hast shone the virtues of thy wonders in the hearts of the faithful,// O most blessed wonderworker Timothy.

"Kozelshchanskaya" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, Troparion, in Tone III —
O most hymned Theotokos, hope of the world, grant unto us in abundance gifts of grace from the inexhaustible well-spring of thy wonder-working icon, that we may cry out in thanksgiving: Rejoice, O most merciful Queen and Mother of Christians!

Kontakion, in Tone I —
As thy divine Son lifted the paralytic from his bed by His word alone, so also didst thou raise up in an instant the ailing maiden. Wherefore, have pity now on thy people, who offer thee faith and fervent tears; and grant their every petition which is for the good, pro­tecting them from all misfortunes, that we may all cry aloud: All things are possible for thee! O Mother of God, save us!


April 10  – 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 3  – Palm Sunday
May 19  – Holy Ascension
May 29  – 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 21 - April 9  – Great Lent
June 6 - 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 12  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 5  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 12  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 19  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
April 19  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
May 28  – Trinity Saturday
November 5  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
January 30 - February 5  – Publican & Pharisee
February 13 - February 19  – Maslenitsa
April 10 - April 16  – Bright Week
May 29 - June 4  – Trinity Week
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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– Full abstention from food
– Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)
– Food without Oil
– Food with Oil
– Fish Allowed
– Caviar Allowed
– Meat is excluded
– Fast-free

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Paschalia

Jan 30  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Feb 13  – Meatfare Sunday
Feb 20  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 03  – Palm Sunday
Apr 10  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 04  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
May 19  – Holy Ascension
May 29  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 05  – 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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