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Sunday, November 22, 1992 / November 9, 1992 (Church Calendar)
1992

23rd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone six.

Martyrs Onesiphorus and Porphyrius of Ephesus (284).
Venerable Matrona, abbess, of Constantinople (492).
Venerable Theoctiste of the isle of Lesbos (881).
New Hieromartyrs Parthenius bishop of Ananiev, Constantine, Demetrius, Nestor, Theodore, Constantine, Victor, Elias priests, Joseph deacon and Hieromartyr Alexis (1937).
Venerable Onesiphorus the Confessor of the Kiev Caves (1148).
Martyr Alexander of Thessalonica (305).
Martyr Anthony of Apamea (5th c.).
Venerable John the Short of Egypt (422).
Venerables Eustolia (610) and Sosipatra (635) of Constantinople.
St. Nectarius (Kephalas), metropolitan of Pentapolis (1920) (Greek).
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Quick Hearer of Mt. Athos" (10th c.).
Venerable Simeon Metaphrastes of Constantinople (960).
Venerables Euthymius (990) and Neophytus, the Serbians of Mt. Athos (Greek).
Martyrs Narses and Artemonos (Greek).
St. Helladius, monk (Greek).
Martyrs Claudius, Castor, Sempronian, and Nicostrat (Romania).

The Scripture Readings

Matthew 28:16-20 (1st Matins Gospel)
Ephesians 2:4-10
Luke 8:41-56

HIDE TROPARIA

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.

St. Nectarius, metropolitan of Pentapolis, Troparion, Tone I —
O ye faithful, let us honor Nectarius,/ the offspring of Silyvria, the guardian of Aegina,/ the true friend of the virtues, as a godly servant of Christ;/ for he poureth forth all manner of, healings upon those who piously cry aloud:/ Glory to Christ Who hath glorified thee!/ Glory to Him Who hath crowned thee!// Glory to Him Who through thee worketh healings for all!

Kontakion, in Tone VIII, "To thee, the champion leader..." —
In joy of heart let us hymn with songs the newly revealed star of Orthodoxy,/ the newly erected bulwark of the Church;/ for, glorified by the activity of the Spirit,/ he poureth forth the abundant grace of healings upon those who cry:// Rejoice, O father Nectarius!

Martyrs Onesiphorus & Porphyrius of Ephesus, Troparion, Tone IV —
In their sufferings, O Lord,/ Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from Thee our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ they set at nought the tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// By their supplications save Thou our souls.

Venerable Mother Matrona, Abbess of Constantinople, Troparion, Tone VIII —
In thee, O mother, that which was created according to the image of God was manifestly saved./ For accepting thy cross thou didst follow after Christ,/ and praying thou didst learn to disdain the flesh,/ for thou didst transcend it to take care of thine immortal soul.// Wherefore, with the angels doth thy soul rejoice, O venerable Matrona.

Kontakion to the Venerable Matrona, Tone II "Having received grace" —
For the love of the Lord, O venerable Matrona,/ thou didst ignore thy desire for rest,/ illumining thy spirit with fasting;/ by thy supplications cast down the arro­gance of the adversaries, for mightily didst thou vanquish the wild beasts.

Kontakion to the martyrs, Tone II "Seeking the highest" —
Having suffered mightily,/ the two martyrs cast the arrogance of the enemy down to the ground,/ being illumined by the grace of the uncreated Tfinity,/ O glorious Onesiphorus and Porphyrius.// Pray ye unceasingly in behalf of us all.

Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Quick Hearer of Mt. Athos", Troparion, Tone IV —
Let us make haste to the Theotokos amid our misfortunes and fall down now before her holy icon, crying out with faith from the depths of our soul: Hearken quickly to our entreaty, O Virgin, in that thou art called she who is quick to hear. For thee do we, thy servants, have as a ready helper in our needs.

Kontakion, Tone VIII —
Tempest-tossed on the sea of life, we sink beneath the threefold waves of the passions and temptations. Wherefore, grant us a help­ing hand, O Lady, as thy Son did to Peter, and haste thou to deliver us from misfortunes, that we may cry out to thee: Rejoice, O most good one, who art quick to hear!


April 26  – 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 19  – Palm Sunday
June 4  – Holy Ascension
June 14  – 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 9 - April 25  – Great Lent
June 22 - 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 29  – Meat-fare Saturday
March 21  – 2-nd Saturday of the Great Lent
March 28  – 3-rd Saturday of the Great Lent
April 4  – 4-th Saturday of the Great Lent
May 5  – Radonitsa (Tuesday of the 2nd week of Pascha)
June 13  – Trinity Saturday
November 7  – Demetrius Saturday

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January 7 - January 17  – Sviatki (Afterfeast of the Nativity of Christ to Theophany Eve)
February 16 - February 22  – Publican & Pharisee
March 1 - March 7  – Maslenitsa
April 26 - May 2  – Bright Week
June 14 - June 20  – Trinity Week
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Feb 16  – Sunday of the Publican
   and Pharisee
Mar 01  – Meatfare Sunday
Mar 08  – Forgiveness Sunday
Apr 19  – Palm Sunday
Apr 26  – Great and Holy Pascha
May 20  – Mid-Pentecost (Prepolovenie)
Jun 04  – Holy Ascension
Jun 14  – Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
Jun 21  – All Saints

Typikon 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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