18th Week after Pentecost. Tone eight.
Saturday before the Universal Elevation of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord
Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
Commemoration of the Founding of the Church of the Resurrection (The Holy Sepulchre) at Jerusalem (335).
Hieromartyr Cornelius the Centurion (1st c.).
New Hieromartyrs Stephan, Alexander priests and Nicholas deacon (1937).
Martyrs Cronides, Leontius, and Serapion of Alexandria (237).
Martyr Seleucus in Scythia (320).
Martyr Straton of Nicomedia (3rd c.).
Martyrs Macrobius and Gordian at Tomi in Romania (320).
Hieromartyr Julian of Galatia (4th c.).
Martyrs Elias, Zoticus, Lucian, Valerian, Macrobius, and Gordian at Tomi in Romania (320).
Venerable Peter at Atroe (9th C).
Great-martyr Ketevan, queen of Kakhetia (1624) (Georgia).
Venerable Cornelius of Padan-Olonets (16th c.), disciple of Venerable Alexander of Svir, and with him Venerables Dionysius and Misail
Venerable Litorius, bishop of Tours (370).
Venerable John of Prislop (15th-16th c.) (Romania).
Venerable Basil monk of Iveron Monastery (Greek).
St. Hierotheus of Kalamata, monk of Iveron Monastery, Mt. Athos (1745) (Greek).
The Scripture Readings
Hebrews 3:1-4 Epistle, Church
Matthew 16:13-18 Gospel, Church
1 Corinthians 2:6-9 Epistle, Saturday Before
Matthew 10:37-11:1 Gospel, Saturday Before
Troparion of the Dedication of the Church of the Resurrection
in Tone IV
Thou didst show forth the beauty of the holy dwelling-place
of Thy glory here below, O Lord,/ like the splendour of the firmament on high./
Establish it for all ages,/ and through the Theotokos accept the supplications
we unceasingly offer unto Thee therein,// O Thou life and resurrection of all.
Troparion of the Hieromartyr Cornelius in Tone IV
As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles/ and didst
occupy their throne, / thou didst find thine activity to be a passage to divine
vision, / O divinely inspired one. / Wherefore, ordering the word of truth,/
thou didst suffer for the Faith even to the shedding of thy blood.// O
hieromartyr Cornelius, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved.
Troparion of the Forefeast in Tone IV
O Lord, we offer unto Thee in supplication the life-creating
Cross of Thy goodness,/ which Thou hast bestowed upon us, unworthy though we
are./ Save Thou all Orthodox Christians, and this Thy city,/ which entreateth
Thee through the Theotokos,// O Thou Who alone lovest mankind.
Kontakion of the Dedication, Tone IV "Thou hast
The Church hath been shown to be a heaven of great
splendour,/ which enlighteneth all the faithful;// and, standing therein, we cry
aloud: Establish this house, O Lord!
Another Kontakion of the Dedication in Tone II "The
Grant inner enlightenment and spiritual renewal of heart/
unto those who with faith celebrate the sacred dedication of the temple of Thy
house,/ which Thy good pleasure it was to have built unto Thy divine name,// O
Thou Who are glorious in the saints.
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.