5th Week after Pentecost. Tone three.
Appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1383).
Venerable David of Thessalonica (540).
New Hieromartyr Gregory priest (1918).
St. Dionysius, archbishop of Suzdal (1385).
Uncovering of the relics (1569) of Venerable Tikhon of Lukhov (1503).
Translation of the relics of Venerable Nilus of Stolben Island (1995).
Venerable John, bishop of the Goths in Crimea (ca. 787).
Kazan "Of the Seven Lakes", "Nemetsk" (1399) and "Lidda" or Roman Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos.
The Holy Martyred Brothers John and Paul, and Gallicanus
Venerable Serapion of Kozha Lake.
Translation of the relics of St. Brannock (Brynach) of Braunton, England (Celtic & British).
New Martyr David of St. Anne's Skete, martyred in Thessalonica (1813).
The Scripture Readings
Luke 1:39-49, 56 Matins Gospel
Matthew 12:14-16, 22-30
Philippians 2:5-11 Theotokos
Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 Theotokos
St. David of Thessalonica, Troparion, Tone VIII
In thee, O father, 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 David.
Kontakion, Tone I, "The choir of the angels..."
An ever-blossoming garden, bearing the fruits of the virtues,/ thou didst
appear in the tree of a grove, like a right melodious bird;/ and receiving the
Lord, the tree of life, in thy heart all the more,/ and cultivating it like a
garden, O divinely wise one,/ thou hast thereby nurtured us with grace.// Pray
thou ever in our behalf, O most blessed David.
Appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, Troparion, in Tone IV
Today thy most precious icon hath shone forth upon us in the air like the
all-radiant sun, O Mistress, illumining the world with rays of mercy; and great
Russia, reverently receiving it from on high as a gift of God, glorifieth thee
as the Mistress of all, O Mother of God, and joyously magnifieth Christ our God
Who was born of thee. Him do thou entreat, O Lady, Queen and Theotokos, that He
preserve all the cities and lands where Christians live, unharmed by all the
assaults of the enemy, and save those who with, faith worship before the
all-honored image of Him and thee, O Virgin who knewest not wedlock.
Kontakion, in Tone VIII
O ye people, let us make haste to the Virgin Theotokos and Queen, giving
thanks to Christ our God; and gazing with compunction at her miraculous icon,
let us fall down and cry out to her: O Mary our Mistress, visiting this land in
the miraculous appearance of thy precious icon, save our Orthodox hierarchs and
all Christians in peace and prosperity, showing us to be inheritors of the life
of heaven. For to thee do we cry with faith: Rejoice, O Virgin, salvation of
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.