Mid-Pentecost or Prepolovenie. Tone three.
"Mozdok" and "Dubensk-Krasnogorodsk" (17th c.) Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos (movable holiday on the Prepolovenie Mid-Pentecost).
Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark (63).
Martyr Sergius (1938).
Venerable Basil Polianomerulsk (1767) (Romania).
Venerable Sylvester, abbot of Obnora (1379).
"Constantinople" Icon (1071) of the Mother of God.
St. Macedonius, patriarch of Constantinople (516).
St. Aninanus, second bishop of Alexandria (86).
Hieromartyr Stephen, bishop of Antioch (479).
Martyr Nice (Greek).
Eight anchorites who were martyred. (Greek).
The Scripture Readings
Luke 10:1-15 Matins, Gospel
1 Peter 5:6-14 St. Mark
Mark 6:7-13 St. Mark
Mid-Pentecost, Troparion, Tone VIII
Having come to the middle of the Feast, refresh my thirsty soul with the
streams of piety; for Thou, O Saviour, didst cry to all: Let him who thirsts
come to Me and drink. O Christ our God, Source of Life, glory to Thee.
Kontakion, Tone IV
When the Feast of the law was half over, O Lord and Creator of all, Thou
didst say to the bystanders, O Christ our God: Come and draw the water of
immortality. Therefore we fall down before Thee and cry with faith: Grant us Thy
bounties, for Thou art the Source of our Life.
Holy Apostle & Evangelist Mark, Troparion, Tone III
O holy apostle and evangelist Mark/ entreat the merciful God// that He grant
to our souls remission of transgressions.
Or this troparion, in the same tone
Thou wast an apostle of Christ who learned from the pre-eminent Peter,/ and
didst shine like the sun upon the lands of the Alexandrians, being their
adornment./ Through thee was Egypt freed from deception, O blessed one,/ who as
the Church's pillar of fire dost illumine all with thy teaching of the Gospel./
Wherefore, honoring thy memory, we keep splendid festival, O divinely eloquent
Mark./ Entreat God Who was announced by thee,// that He grant our souls
remission of offenses.
Kontakion, Tone II ''Seeking the highest..."
Receiving from on high the grace of the Spirit,/ thou didst destroy the
snares of the orators, O apostle,/ and, hunting all the nations,/ thou didst
lead them to thy Master,/ O most glorious Mark,// preaching the divine Gospel.
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.