4th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Holy Apostle Jude, the Brother of the Lord (80).
St. Job, patriarch of Moscow (1607).
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco the Wonderworker
Venerable Barlaam, monk, of Shenkursk (1462).
Martyr Zosimas the Soldier at Antioch in Pisidia (116).
Venerable Paisius the Great of Egypt (400).
Venerable John the Solitary of Jerusalem (586).
Venerable Paisius the Bulgarian, of Hilandar, Mt. Athos (18th) (Bulgaria).
Venerable Zeno, hermit of Egypt (late 4th c.).
Holy Myrrh-bearer Mary, mother of the Apostle James (1st c.).
New Martyr Parthenius, bishop (1937).
New Hieromartyr Priest Sergius Florinsky of Estonia (1918).
Hieromartyr Asyncretus, martyred at the Church of Holy Peace by the Sea in Constantinople (Greek).
Venerable Romuald, abbot of Camaldoli (Ravenna) (1027) (Celtic & British).
St. Macarius of Petra (4th c.).
The Scripture Readings
John 21:15-25 Matins Gospel
Jude 1:1-10 Apostle
John 14:21-24 Apostle
Hebrews 7:26-8:2 St. Job
John 10:9-16 St. Job
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, Troparion of the saint, in Tone V
Lo, thy care for thy flock in its sojourn/ prefigured the supplications
which thou dost ever offer up for the whole world./ Thus do we believe, having
come to know thy love,/ O holy hierarch and wonderworker John./ Wholly
sanctified by God/ through the ministry of the all-pure Mysteries/ and thyself
ever strengthened thereby,/ thou didst hasten to the suffering,/ O most gladsome
Healer.// Hasten now also to the aid of us who honor thee with all our heart.
Kontakion, in Tone IV
Thy heart hath gone out to all who entreat thee with love,/ O holy hierarch
John,/ and who remember the struggle of thy whole industrious life,/ and thy
painless and easy repose,// O faithful servant of the all-pure
Holy Apostle Jude, Brother of the Lord, Troparion, Tone I
Knowing thee to be the kinsman of the Christ/ and a steadfast martyr, O
Jude,/ with sanctity we praise thee/ who trampled falsehood underfoot and
preserved the Faith./ Wherefore, celebrating thy most holy memory today,//
through thy supplications we receive remission of sins.
Kontakion, Tone II: "Seeking the highest..."
As one who conversed with Paul,/ with him thou didst announce the
proclamation of divine grace,/ O blessed apostle Jude,/ who hast uttered divine
mysteries.// Wherefore, we cry out to thee: Cease thou never to pray for us
Kontakion, Tone II: "The steadfast..."
Thou wast shown, for thine adamantine mind, to be the chosen disciple/ and a
steadfast pillar of the Church of Christ,/ and thou didst preach the word of
Christ to the nations,/ telling them to believe in the one Godhead;/ and,
glorified by Him, thou hast received the gift of healings,// to cure the
infirmities of those who have recourse unto thee, O most lauded apostle Jude.
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.