3rd Sunday after Pentecost. Tone two.
Celebration in Vologda to the venerable fathers of Vologda (movable holiday on the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost).
Synaxis of Novgorod Hierarchs (movable holiday on the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost).
Synaxis of Saints of Belorussia (movable holiday on the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost): St. Menas, Bishop of Polotsk (1116), St Dionysius bishop Polotsk (1182), Cyril Bishop of Turiv (1183), Lavrenti Bishop of Turiv (1184), Symeon bishop Polotsk (1289); Blessed Great Prince Rostislav (baptize as Michael), of Kiev (1167); Venerable Martyrs Athanasius, Higumen of Brest (1648), Makarius Kabevsky Higumen of Pinsk (1678); Venerable Martin Turovsky (1150), Elise Lavrishevsk (1250); venerable Ephrosinia of Polotsk (1173), Martyr child Gabriel Belostotsky (1690); righteous Juliana princes of Olshansk (1550), and Sophia princes of Slutsk (1612).
Synaxis of Saints of Pskov (movable holiday on the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost).
Synaxis of Saints of St. Petersburg (movable holiday on the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost).
New Martyrs of the Turkish Yoke (movable holiday on the 3rd Sunday of Pentecost).
St. Jonah, metropolitan of Moscow (1461).
Prophet Amos (8th c. B.C.).
New Hieromartyr Amos priest (1919).
St. Michael, first metropolitan of Kiev (992).
Venerables Gregory and Cassian, abbots of Avnezh (Vologda) (1392) (translation of the relics, 1524).
Martyrs Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia at Lucania (303).
Martyr Dulas of Cilicia (305-313).
Venerable Dulas the Passion-bearer of Egypt.
Venerable Jerome (Hieronymus) of Stridonium (420).
Translation of the relics (9th c.) of Theodore the Sykeote (613).
Great-martyr Tsar Venerable Lazar of Serbia (1389).
St. Ephraim, patriarch of Serbia (1400).
Blessed Augustine, bishop of Hippo (430), and his mother Monica (387).
Voronin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1518).
Venerable Orsiesius of Tabenna, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great (368-380).
Virgin Martyrs Leonis, Libye, and Eutropia, and their mother, who suffered in Palmyra of Syria (305).
St. Symeon, archbishop of Novgorod (1421).
Venerable Abraham, abbot, of Auvergne (477) (Gaul).
Apostles Fortunatus, Achaicus, and Stephen (Greek).
Venerable Joseph, monk, of Bethlehem (Greek).
Martyr Grace (Greek).
St. Cedronus, patriarch of Alexandria (107).
Martyr Hesychius the Soldier of Dorostolum and two others in Moesia (302).
St. Spyridon, patriarch of Serbia (1388).
All New Martyrs of Serbia.
St. Trillo, abbot of Llandrillo..
The Scripture Readings
Mark 16:9-20 (3rd Matins Gospel)
Hebrews 13:17-21 St. Jonah
John 10:9-16 St. Jonah
New Martyrs of the Turkish Yoke, Troparion, in Tone III
The new martyrs, who with unremitting battle have cast down the ancient
deception, have exalted the Faith of the Orthodox; for, having abolished the
worship of the iniquitous and professed Christ boldly, they now unceasingly
entreat Him as perfect God, that He grant us great mercy.
Kontakion of the new martyrs, in Tone I
Rejoice mystically, O Church of Christ, beholding thy children, the new
martyrs, standing round about thy table in their relics, like newly planted
olive shoots; and cry aloud to the Creator of all: Thou art the confirmation of
the martyrs, O Christ!
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone II
When Thou didst descend to death, O Life immortal, / Thou didst slay hell with the splendor
of Thy Godhead! / And when from the depths Thou didst raise the dead, / all the powers of
heaven cried out: / O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to Thee!
Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone II
All beyond thought, all most glorious, / are your mysteries, O Theotokos. / Sealed in purity,
preserved in virginity, / you were revealed to be the true Mother who gave birth to the true
God. / Entreat Him to save our souls.
Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone II
Hell became afraid, O Almighty Savior, / seeing the miracle of Thy Resurrection from the
tomb! / The dead arose! Creation, with Adam, beheld this and rejoiced with Thee! / And the
world, O my Savior, praises Thee forever.
Holy Prophet Amos
No Troparion is given in the Menaion.
Kontakion, Tone IV, "Thou hast appeared today..."
Having cleansed thy radiant heart by the Spirit,/ O glorious Prophet Amos,/
and received the gift of prophecy from on high,/ thou didst cry aloud
throughout the land:// Behold our God! There is none other like unto Him!
St. Jonah, metropolitan of Moscow, Troparion, in Tone IV
Having dedicated thyself wholly to the Lord from thy youth, thou becamest a
model of virtue in prayers, labors and fasting; wherefore, beholding thy goodly
intent, God appointed thee the hierarch and pastor of His Church: and for this
cause, thy precious body hath been preserved whole and incorrupt after thy
repose. O holy hierarch Jonah, entreat Christ God, that He save our souls.
Kontakion, in Tone VIII, To thee, the chosen leader..."
From childhood thou didst enslave thyself unto the Lord, O wise one, laying
waste to thy body through fasting and the keeping of vigils; wherefore, thou
wast shown to be the pure vessel and abode of the all-holy Spirit. For this
cause He ordained thee as hierarch and pastor for His Church, and having tended
it well, thou didst depart unto the Lord Whom thou didst love. We therefore
beseech thee: Be thou mindful of us who honor thy holy memory with faith, that
we may all cry aloud unto thee: Rejoice, O father Jonah, most honored and holy
St. Jerome of Stridonium, Troparion, in Tone III
The assembly of the Orthodox hath thee as a great intercessor, O divinely
wise one, for as thou art a conversor with the venerable and sharest in divine
wisdom, so, O all-wondrous Jerome, entreat Christ God that He grant us great
Kontakion, in Tone VIII, "To thee, the champion leader..."
With hymns let us praise the right laudable Jerome, the most venerable among
the venerable and the most blessed among the blessed, the instructor and helper
of the faithful, crying out to him with love: Rejoice, O divinely wise father!
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.