20th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Venerable Chariton the Confessor, abbot of Palestine (350).
Venerables Cyril, schemamonk and Maria, schemanun (1337) (parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh).
Uncovering of the relics of St. Elizabeth Romanov (1918).
Martyress Anna (1925).
New Martyr Hilarion, Virgin-martyr Michaela (1937).
Virgin-martyr Tatiana (1942).
Synaxis of the Saints of the Kievan Caves Monastery, venerated in the near caves of Venerable Anthony: Anthony the Founder (1073) - Prochorus the Gardener and Wonderworker (1107) - John the Faster (12th c.) - Juliana the Virgin, Princess of Ol'shansk (c.1550) - Monkmartyrs Basil and Theodore (1098) - Polycarp, Archimandrite of the Kievan Caves (1182) - Varlaam, Abbot of the Kievan Caves (1065) - Damian the Presbyter and Healer (1071) - Nicodemus the Prosphora-baker (12th c.) - Lawrence the Hermit, Bishop of Turov (12th C) - Athanasius the Hermit (c.1176) - Gerasim the Black-Robed (12th c.) - Luke, Steward of the Kievan Caves (13th c.) - Agapit the Unmercenary Physician (c.1095) - Theophilus the Clear-sighted and John the God-pleasing (12th c.) - Nectarios (12th c.) - Gregory the Iconographer (12th c.) - Hieromartyr Kuksha, Enlightener of the Vyati (12th c.) - Alexis the Hermit (13th c.) - Sava the God-pleasing (13th c.) - Sergius the Obedient (13th c.) - Mercurius, Bishop of Smolensk (1239) - Pimen the Muchailing (1110) - Nestor the Chronicler (c.1114) - Monkmartyr Evstratius (1097) - Elladius the Hermit (12th-13th c.) - Jeremiah the Clairvoyant (11th c.) - Monkmartyr Moses the Hungarian (c.1031-1043) - John the Much-ailing (1160) - Mark the Grave-Digger (12th c.) - Nikola Svyatosha, Prince of Chernigov (1143) - Martyr Gregory the Wonderworker (1093) - Onysimus the Hermit (12th-13th c.) - Matthew the Clairvoyant (11th c.) - Isaiah the Wonderworker (1115) - Abraham the Lover of Labor (12th-13th c.) - Niphont, Bishop of Novgorod (1156) - Sylvester the Wonderworker (12th c.) - Pimen the Faster (12th c.) - Onuphrius the Silent (12th c.) - Anatolius the Hermit (12th c.) - Alipy the Iconographer (1114) - Sisois the Hermit (12th-13th c.) - Theophilus the Hermit (12th-13th c.) - Arethas the Hermit (c.1195) - Spiridon the Prosphora-baker (12th c.) - Onysiphorus the Confessor (1148) - Simon, Bishop of Suzdal (12th c.) - Nikon, Abbot of Kievan Caves (1088) - Theophan the Faster (12th c.) - Macarius (12th c.) - Monkmartyr Anastasius the Deacon (12th c.) - 12 Master Architects (11th c.) - Abraham the Hermit (12th-13th c.) - Isaac the Hermit (c.1190) - Martyr John the Infant (11th-12th c.) - Elias of Murom (c.1188) - Nikon the Lean (12th c.) - Ephraim, Bishop of Pereyaslavl' (c.1098) - Tito the Hieromonk (1190).
Venerable Chariton, monk, of Syanzhema Lake (Vologda) (1509).
Venerable Herodion, abbot, of Iloezersk (1541).
Prophet Baruch (6th c. B.C.).
Martyrs Alexander, Alphius, Zosimas, Mark, Nicon, Neon, Heliodorus, and 24 others in Pisidia and Phrygia (4th c.).
Martyrdom of St. Wenceslaus, prince of the Czechs (935).
St. Juliana, Princess of Olshansk.
Martyr Eustace of Rome (Greek).
St. Faustus, bishop of Riez (495).
St. Leoba, abbess of Bischofsheim, English missionary to Germany (779).
St. Alkison, bishop of Nicopolis (Preveza) in Epirus (561).
St. Auxentius the Alaman, Wonderworker of Cyprus (12th c.).
St. Neophytus the Recluse of Cyprus (1214) (Cypriote).
St. Machan, disciple of St. Cadoc.
The Scripture Readings
Matthew 4:25-5:13 Matins Gospel
2 Corinthians 1:8-11
2 Corinthians 4:6-15 Saint
Luke 6:17-23 Saint
St. Chariton of Palestine, Troparion in Tone VIII
With the streams of thy tears thou didst irrigate the barren
desert,/ and with sighs from the depths of thy soul thou didst render thy labors
fruitful an hundredfold./ Thou wast a beacon for the whole world, radiating
miracles.// O our father Chariton , entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion, Tone II "In supplications"
Having delighted in abstinence/ and bridled the desires of
thy flesh, O divinely wise one,/ thou wast shown to increase in faith/ and didst
flourish like the tree of life in the midst of paradise,// O most blessed and
Fixed Great Feasts
|| The Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
|| The Baptism of Our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ
|| Meeting of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Temple
|| The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mar
|| The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ
|| The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
|| Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mar
|| The Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
|| Entry into the Temple of our Most Holy Lady Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
Movable Great Feasts
|| Circumcision of the Lord
|| The Nativity of the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John
|| The Holy, Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles: Peter and Paul
|| The Beheading of the Prophet, Forerunner of the Lord, John the Baptist
|| Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary
|| The Wednesdays and Fridays of the Year, except for Fast-Free Weeks
|| Kreschensky sochelnik (The Eve of Theophany)
|| The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
|| The Elevation of the Cross
Traditional days of remembrance
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Full abstention from food
Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)
Food without Oil
Food with Oil
Meat is excluded
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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.