Wednesday, January 1, 2014 / December 19, 201328th Week after Pentecost. Tone 2.Nativity Fast (St. Philip's). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (bread, vegetables, fruits)9 St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of My ra in Lycia (c. 345).
Martyr Boniface of Tarsus (290). Ven. Elias of Murom, Wonderworker, of the Near Kyivan Caves (c. 1188). Martyrs Elias, Probus, and Ares the Egyptians (308). Martyrs Polyeuctus and Timothy the Deacon (IV). St. Boniface the Merciful, Bishop of Ferentino (VI). St. Gregory, Archbishop of Omirits (552).
The Scripture Readings2 Timothy 4:9-22Mark 10:11-16
Thursday, January 2, 2014 / December 20, 201328th Week after Pentecost. Tone 2.Nativity Fast (St. Philip's). By Monastic Charter: Food without oil5 Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ.
Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (107). Ven. Ignatius, Archimandrite, of the Far Kyivan Caves (1435). St. Philogonius, Bishop of Antioch (323). St. Daniel II, Archbishop of Serbia (1338).
The Scripture ReadingsTitus 1:5-2:1Mark 10:17-27
Note: On this day we begin the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ. It should be known that fromJanuary 2 / December 20 until January 27/14, when we take leave of the Feast of Theophany,all the services are taken from the Menaion. The Oktoikh is not sung, except on Sundays, andwe do not sing the Inter-Hours or the Canon of the Theotokos at Compline.
Friday, January 3, 2014 / December 21, 201328th Week after Pentecost. Tone 2.Nativity Fast (St. Philip's). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (bread, vegetables, fruits)5 Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ.
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Virgin-Martyr Juliana, and with her 500 men and 130 women, of Nicomedia (304). Martyr Theomistocles of Myra in Lycia (251). Repose of St. Peter, Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Rus (1326).St. Filaret, Metropolitan of Kyiv (1857).
The Scripture ReadingsTitus 1:15-2:1-10Mark 10:23-32
Saturday, January 4, 2014 / December 22, 201328th Week after Pentecost. Tone 2.Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). By Monastic Charter: Food without oilSaturday before the Nativity of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ.5 Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ.
Great Martyr Anastasia (c. 304)Martyrs Chrysogonus, Theodota, Evodias, Eutychianus and others who suffered with them (c. 304).
The Scripture ReadingsGalatians 3:8-12 Saturday Before the NativityLuke 13:18-29 Saturday Before the NativityGalatians 3:23-29 Great MartyrLuke 7:36-50 Great Martyr
Divine Liturgy of St. John ChrysostomAt Liturgy: Prokeimen: Tone 8: Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice you righteous and Tone 4: Wond -rous is God in His saints. Epistle: Gal. 3:8-12, per. 205; Gal. 3:23-29, per. 208. Alleluia, Tone 4 andTone 1. Gospel: Luke 13:18-29, per. 72; Luke 7:36-50, per. 33. Communion Hymn: Re joi ce in theLord, O You righteous and In everlasting remembrance.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 / December 23, 201328th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone 3.Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). By Monastic Charter: Food without oilSunday before the Nativity of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Holy Fathers.5 Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ.
Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete: Theodulus, Saturninus, Euporus, Gelasius, Eunician, Zoticus,Pompeius, Agathopus, Basilides, and Evaristus (250).St. Niphon, Bishop of Cyprus (IV).St. Paul, Bishop of Neo-Caesaria (IV).
The Scripture ReadingsVespers: 1) Gen. 14:14-20; 2) Deut. 1:8-11,15-17; 3) Deut. 10:14-21Luke 24:36-53 (6th Matins Gospel)Hebrews 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40 Sunday Before the NativityMatthew 1:1-25 Sunday Before the Nativity
At Great Vespers: Blessed is the man. At Lord, I have cried: Tone 3, on 10: Oktoikh 4; Fa thers 3, Fore -feast 3; Glory: Fatherss; Both now: Forefeast. Entrance. O Glad some Light. Prokeimen of the day,Tone 6 The Lord is King. Paremii (3 readings for the Fa thers): 1) Gen. 14:14-20; 2) Deut. 1:8-11, 15-17; 3) Deut. 10:14-21. Aposticha stykhyry of the Oktoikh; Glory: of the Fathers; Both now: Forefeast.After the Song of Simeon: Tropar: Rejoice, O Virgin Theo to kos (twice) and the Fathers (once).
At Matins: At God is the Lord: Sunday Tropar (twice), Glory: of the Fathers; Both now: Forefeast.
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After the Kathismas the sessional hymns of the Resurrection. Polyelei. Resurrectional Evlogita -ria. Hypakoe, gradual hymns and Prokeimen of the tone. 6th Resurrectional Gospel, from St.Luke 24:36-53, per. 114. Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, and the rest as usual. Canons:Resurrectional on 4, Forefeast on 4, and Fathers on 6; Irmoi of the Resurrectional Canon. Ka -tavasiaChrist is born. After the 3rd Ode: Hypakoe of the Fathers. After the 6th Ode: Kon dakof the Fathers. At the 9th Ode: More honourable. 6th Sunday Exaposti larion Glory: of the Fa -thers; Both now: Forefeast in the Menaion. At the praises: 4 sty khyry of the Oktoikh and 4 of theFathers, Glory: Both now: You are most bless ed. After the Great Doxology: the Tropar Today sal-vation. Litanies and Dismissal. Glory: Both now. 6th Go spel stykhyra, followed by the 1st Hour.
At the Hours: Resurrectional Tropar of the Forefeast: Glory: Kon dak of the Fathers; Both now:Kondak of the Forefeast.
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom At the Liturgy: At the Entrance, Tropars of the Resurrectional Tone, Fathers and Forefeast, Glory:Kondak of the Fathers; Both now: Kondak of the Forefeast. Prokeimen of the Fathers: Blessed artThou O Lord, God of our Fathers. Epistle to the Hebrews 11:9-10, 17-23, 32-40, per. 328. Alle luia,Tone 4. Gospel from St. Matthew, 1:1-25 per. 1. Communion Hymns Praise the Lord and Re joi cein the Lord, you righteous. Resurrectional Dismissal.
Monday, January 6, 2014 / December 24, 201329th Week after Pentecost. Tone 3.Nativity Fast (St. Philip's). By Monastic Charter: Food with oilThe Eve of the Nativity of Christ
Nun-Martyr Eugenia and with her the Martyrs Philip, Protus, Hyacinth, Basilla, and Claudia (c. 262).St. Nicholas the Monk of Bulgaria (IX).
The Scripture ReadingsRoyal Hours: 1st Hour: Mic. 5:2-4; Heb. 1:1-12; Mt. 1:18-25
3rd Hour: Bar. 3:36-4:4; Gal. 3:23-29; Lk. 2:1-206th Hour: Is. 7:10-16, 8:1-4, 8-10; Heb. 1:10-2:3; Mt. 2:1-129th Hour: Is. 9:6-7; Heb. 2:11-18; Mt. 2:13-23
At Vespers: 1) Gn. 1:1-13; 2) Num. 24:2-3, 5-9, 17-18; 3) Mic. 4:6, 7, 5:2-4; 4) s. 11:1-10; 5) Bar. 3:36-4:4; 6) Dan. 2:31-36, 44-45; 7) Is. 9:6, 7; 8) Is. 7:10-16, 8:1-4, 8-10
Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: Heb. 1:1-12; Lk. 2:1-20
Royal Hours: At approximately 8:00 a.m. the Royal Hours are officiated. The priest vested in aphelon carries the Gospel Book out through the Royal Doors to the centre of the temple andplaces it on an analogion. Blessed is our God: Reader: Amen. Glory to You, our God. O HeavenlyKing. Trisagion. After the Lords Prayer, Lord, have mercy 12 times: Glory: Both now: O Come, letus wor ship. And the Psalms (at every Hour there are two special Psalms and one regular Psalmsee the Me naion). During the reading of the Psalms a censing takes place, beginning fromthe analogion with the Gospel (at the 1st Hour a great incensation, i.e. the Altar and the entiretemple; at the 3rd and 6th Hours a small incensation, and at the 9th Hour a great incensation).
At the Hours: Tropar of the Forefeast Mary of the seed of David, after this, at every Hour, af terthe Theotokion, the special stykhyry (Tropars with verses). Let us be attentive: Pro kei men and OldTestament reading. Epistle. Gospel. Then we continue the reading of the Hour (at the first HourDirect my steps; at the 3rd Hour Blessed is the Lord; etc.) At all Hours the Kon dak of the Fore -feast Today the Virgin. At the 9th Hour the last stykhyraToday is born from a Virginis