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Saturday, March 24 – Lazarus Saturday

DIVINE LITURGY Troparia and Kontakia Troparion, Tone1: Assuring us before Your Passion of the general resurrection,* You raised Lazarus from the dead, o Christ God:* and so, like the children we also carry signs of victory* and cry to You, the conqueror of death:*...

March 25 – Palm Sunday: The Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem; Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary; Passing into Eternal Life (1944) of Blessed Omelian (Emil) Kovch, Priest of Peremyshliany and Martyr of Majdanek

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Gabriel stood in your presence, O holy Virgin, and revealed the eternal plan to you. He greeted you and announced:...

Jan 21; Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, Tone 8; Our Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor (662); the Holy Martyr Neophytus (284-305); the Holy Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquilas

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, during this spiritual service, we sing to You these evening prayers, commemorating the mercy You have...

Jan 14; Zacchaeus Sunday, Tone 7; Leave-taking of the Feast of the Holy Theophany; Our Venerable Fathers Massacred in Sinai and Rhaithu (c. 370); the Repose of the Holy Equal-to-the Apostles Nina, Enlightener of Georgia

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 7 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Come, let us rejoice in the Lord, Who destroyed the power of death and enlightened the human race; and let us...

Jan 10; Post-feast of Theophany; Holy Martyrs of Pratulyn; Our Holy Father Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa (after 394); the Venerable Dometian, Bishop of Miletene (582-602); Our Venerable Father Marcian, Presbyter and Econome of the Great Church (450-57)

VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Divine ones who were witnesses of God, His disciples and ministers of His great mystery, you received the grace of healing, and cure the...

December 31, 2017; Sunday after the Nativity of Christ; Octoechos Tone 5; The Leave-taking of the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, Christmas; Our Venerable Mother Melania the Roman (439)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 5 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. With Your precious Cross, O Christ, You have put the Devil to shame. With Your Resurrection You have deadened...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017; Post-feast of the Nativity of Christ; the Holy Apostle, First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen; Our Venerable Father and Confessor Theodore the “Branded One” (844)

Antiphon 1 I will confess You, Lord, with all my heart,* I will declare all Your wondrous deeds. Through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Saviour, save us. In the council of the just and the congregation,* great are the works of the Lord, conforming to His will in...

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April 20, 2018
  • Our Venerable Father Theodore Trichinas (that is, ?the one who wears a hair shirt?); Holy Anastasius of Mt. Sinai (686); Acts 8:40-9:19; John 6:48-54;Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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April 21, 2018
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Januarius and Those with Him (305-11); the Holy Martyr Theodore of Pergia (138-61); Acts 9:20-31; John 15:17-16:2;

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April 22, 2018
  • Fourth Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the Paralytic, Tone 3; our Venerable Father Theodore of Syceum (613); Acts 9:32-42; John 5:1-15;

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April 23, 2018
  • ?ÿThe Holy and Glorious Great-Martyr, Victory-bearer and Wonderworker George; Acts 10:1-16; Acts 12:1-11; John 6:56-69; John 15:17-16:2;

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April 24, 2018
  • The Holy Martyr Sabbas Stratelates (?the General?) (364-78); Acts 10:21-33; John 7:1-13;

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April 25, 2018
  • Mid-Pentecost; the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark (54-68); Acts 14:6-18; 1 Peter 5:6-14; John 7:14-30; Mark 6:7-13;

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April 26, 2018
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Basil, Bishop of Amasia (c. 322); Acts 10:34-43; John 8:12-20;

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April 27, 2018
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Simeon, Relative of the Lord; Our Venerable Father Stephen, Bishop of Volodymyr in Volhynia (1094); Acts 10:44-11:10; John 8:21-30;Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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April 28, 2018
  • The Holy Apostles Jason and Sosipater; the Holy Martyrs Dadas, Maximus and Quintilianus (286-305); Our Father among the Saints Cyril of Turau (1183); Acts 12:1-11; John 8:31-42;

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April 29, 2018
  • Fifth Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Tone 4; the Nine Holy Martyrs of Cyzicus (313-24); the Venerable Memnon the Wonderworker; Acts 11:19-26, 29-30; John 4:5-42;

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April 30, 2018
  • The Holy Apostle James, Brother of Saint John the Theologian (c. 44); Acts 12:12-17; Acts 12:1-11; John 8:42-51; Luke 5:1-11;

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May 1, 2018
  • The Holy Prophet Jeremiah (625-585 BC); Coronation of Pochaiv Icon of the Mother of God (1773); Passing into Eternal Life (1951) of Blessed Klymentii (Clement) Sheptytsky, Archimandrite of the Studites and Confessor; Acts 12:25-13:12; John 8:51-59;

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May 2, 2018
  • Our Father Among the Saints Athanasius the Great (373); Acts 13:13-24; John 6:5-14;

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May 3, 2018
  • The Repose of our Venerable Father Theodosius, Hegumen of the Monastery of the Caves at Kyiv and Organizer of the Cenoebitic (Common) Life in Rus? (1074) and the Holy Martyrs Timothy and Maura (286-305); Acts 14:20-27; Hebrews 13:7-16; John 9:39-10:9; Matthew 11:27-30;

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May 4, 2018
  • The Holy Martyr Pelagia; Acts 15:5-34; John 10:17-28;Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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May 5, 2018
  • The Holy and Glorious Martyr Irene (321-23); Our Venerable Father Nicephoras, Hegumen of the Monastery at Medicius; Acts 15:35-41; John 10:27-38;

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May 6, 2018
  • Sixth Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the Man Born Blind, Tone 5; the Holy, Just and Long-suffering Job; Acts 16:16-34; John 9:1-38;

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May 7, 2018
  • Commemoration of the Appearance of the Sign of the Precious Cross over Jerusalem at the Third Hour of the Day during the Reign of Constantine (351); the Holy Martyr Acacius (286-305); Acts 17:1-15; John 11:47-57;

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May 8, 2018
  • The Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian; Our Venerable Father Arsenius the Great (408-50); Arsenius the Great (450); Acts 17:19-28; 1 John 1:1-7; John 12:19-36; John 19:25-27; 21:24-25;

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May 9, 2018
  • Leave-taking of Pascha; the Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot; the Transfer of the Relics (1087) of Our Holy Father Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra to Bari; Holy Prophet Isaiah (8th c. BC); Holy Martyr Christopher (249-51); Acts 18:22-28; 1 Corinthians 4:9-16; John 12:36-47; Matthew 13:54-58;The Feast of St. Simon is transferred from May 10.

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May 10, 2018
  • The Ascension of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ; Acts 1:1-12; Luke 24:36-53;

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May 11, 2018
  • Post-feast of the Ascension; the Holy Cyril (869) and Methodius (885), Teachers of the Slavs and Equals-to-the-Apostles and the Dedication of the City of Constantinople (330); the Holy Priest-Martyr Mocius (284-305); Passing into Eternal Life of Blessed Vasyl (Basil) Hopko, Auxiliary Bishop of Presvov (+1976); Acts 19:1-8; Hebrews 7:26-8:2; John 14:1-11; John 10:9-16;Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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May 12, 2018
  • Post-feast of the Ascension; our Holy Father Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus (403); Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople (733); Acts 20:7-12; John 14:10-21;

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May 13, 2018
  • Seventh Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, Tone 6; the Holy Martyr Glyceria (138-61); Acts 20:16-18, 28-36; John 17:1-13;

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May 14, 2018
  • Post-feast of the Ascension; the Holy Martyr Isidore (249-51); Acts 21:8-14; John 14:27-15:7;

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May 15, 2018
  • Post-feast of the Ascension; our Venerable Father Pachomius the Great (346); Acts 21:26-32; John 16:2-13;

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May 16, 2018
  • Post-feast of the Ascension; our Venerable Father Theodore the Sanctified, Disciple of Saint Pachomius (364); Acts 23:1-11; John 16:15-23;

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May 17, 2018
  • Post-feast of the Ascension; the Holy Apostle Andronicus and those with him; Passing into Eternal Life (1952) of Blessed Ivan Ziatyk, Protohegumen of the Redemptorists and Martyr; Acts 25:13-19; John 16:23-33;

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May 18, 2018
  • Leave-taking of the Ascension; the Holy Martyr Theodotus of Ancyra (284-305); Holy Martyrs Peter, Dionysius and Those with Them; the Seven Holy Virgins; Acts 27:1-44; John 17:18-26;Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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May 19, 2018
  • All Souls Saturday; the Holy Priest-Martyr Patrick, Bishop of Prussa, and Those with Him (361- 63); Acts 28:1-31; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 21:15-25; John 5:24-30;

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