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Sunday, May 23, 2083 / May 10, 2083 (Church Calendar)
2083

Seventh Sunday of Pascha: The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council. Tone six.

"Chelnsk" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos named "Tenderness" (movable holiday on the 7th Sunday of Pascha).
Apostle Simon the Zealot (1st. c.).
St. Simon, bishop of Vladimir and Suzdal (Kiev Caves) (1226).
Martyrs Philadelphus, Cyprian, Alphaeus, Onesimus, Erasmus, and 14 others, in Sicily (251).
Martyr Hesychius of Antioch (4th c.).
Venerable Isidora the Fool of Tabenna (Egypt) (365).
Blessed Thais (Taisia) of Egypt (5th c.).
Blessed Simon of Yurievits and Zharki, fool-for-Christ (1584).
Icon of the Mother of God "Kiev-Bratsk" (1654).
Venerable Laurence, monk, of Egypt (6th c.). Venerable Dionisius of Radonezh (14-15th c.).
Translation of relics (1670) of Martyr Basil of Mangazea (Siberia) (1602).
St. Synesius of Irkutsk, friend of St. Sophronius (1787).
St. Conleth, hermit and bishop of Kildare (520) (Celtic & British).

The Scripture Readings

John 21:1-14 (10th Matins Gospel)
Acts 20:16-18, 28-36
John 17:1-13
1 Corinthians 4:9-16 Apostle
Matthew 13:54-58 Apostle

HIDE TROPARION

Sunday of the Holy Fathers, Troparion, Tone VIII —
Most glorious art Thou, O Christ our God, Who didst establish our fathers, as torch-bearers on earth and through them didst guide us all to the true faith. Most Compassionate One, glory to Thee.

Kontakion, Tone VIII —
The preaching of the Apostles, and the dogmas of the fathers, confirmed the one faith of the Church. And wearing the garment of truth, woven from heavenly theology, she rightly dispenses and glorifies the great mystery of piety.

Troparion of the Sunday, Tone VI —
The angelic powers were at Thy tomb; / the guards became as dead men. / Mary stood by Thy grave, / seeking Thy most pure Body. / Thou didst capture hell, / not being tempted by it. / Thou didst come to the Virgin, granting life. / O Lord, Who didst rise from the dead: glory to Thee!

Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone VI —
Thou Who didst call Thy mother blessed / came of Thine own will to the passion. / Shining on the cross, desiring to recall Adam, Thou didst say to the angels: / "Rejoice with Me, for the lost coin has been found." / Thou Who hast ordered all things in wisdom, / O our God, glory to Thee! (1x) Blessed be the name of the Lord, henceforth and forever more.

Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone VI —
When Christ God, the Giver of Life, / raised all of the dead from the valleys of misery with His mighty hand, / He bestowed resurrection on the human race. / He is the Savior of all, the Resurrection, the Life, and the God of all.

Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot, Troparion, Tone III —
O holy apostle Simon/ entreat the merciful God// that He grant to our souls remission of transgressions.

Kontakion, Tone II: "The steadfast..." —
In laudations let us all bless the divinely eloquent Simon,/ who hath diligently set the doctrines of wisdom in the hearts of the pious;/ for he standeth now before the throne of glory and dwelleth with the incorporeal ones,// praying unceasingly for us all.

St. Isidora the Fool of Tabenna, Troparion in Tone VIII —
In thee, O mother, that which was created according to the image of God was manifestly saved; for, taking up thy cross, thou didst follow after Christ; and, praying, thou didst learn to disdain the flesh, for it passeth away, hut to care for thy soul as a thing immortal. Where­fore, with the angels thy spirit doth rejoice, O venerable Isidora.

Kontakion of the venerable one, in Tone II —
Having acquired the mind of Christ, O di­vinely wise one, thou didst reject the wisdom of this world, showing the appearance of drunken­ness to men, but worshiping God with under­standing, meditating on His wisdom every hour, filled with the Holy Spirit. Wherefore, we all cry out: Rejoice, O Isidora, thou boast of Tabenna!


April 11  – 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 4  – Palm Sunday
May 20  – Holy Ascension
May 30  – 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 22 - April 10  – Great Lent
June 7 - 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 13  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 6  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 13  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 20  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
April 20  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
May 29  – Trinity Saturday
November 6  – Demetrius Saturday

   Fast-free Weeks

January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
January 31 - February 6  – Publican & Pharisee
February 14 - February 20  – Maslenitsa
April 11 - April 17  – Bright Week
May 30 - June 5  – Trinity Week
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Paschalia

Jan 31  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Feb 14  – Meatfare Sunday
Feb 21  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 04  – Palm Sunday
Apr 11  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 05  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
May 20  – Holy Ascension
May 30  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 06  – 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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