January 1/14 The Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Vespers: (1) Gen. 17:1-7, 9-12, 14; (2) Prov. 8:22-30; (3) Prov. 10:31-11:12. Matins: John 10:9-16. Liturgy of St. Basil: Col. 2:8-12; Luke 2:20-21, 40-52). St. Basil the Great, archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379) (Heb. 7:26-8:2; Luke 6:17-23). Martyr Basil of Ancyra (ca. 362). St. Gregory, bishop of Nazianzus (374) and father of St. Gregory the Theologian. St. Emelia, mother of Sts. Macrina, Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa (375). St. Eugendus, abbot of Condat in the Jura Mountains (510). St. Fanchea of Killeany (ca. 520). St. Fulgentius, bishop of Ruspe in North Africa (533). St. Clarus, abbot of St. Marcellus Monastery in Vienne (Gaul) (ca. 660). St. Theodosius of Tryglia, abbot. New Martyr Peter of Tripolis in the Peloponnesus, at Temisi in Asia Minor (1776). New Hieromartyrs Platon, bishop of Revel, Estonia, and with him Priests Michael and Nicholas (1919) and Alexander, archbishop of Samara (1938).


Heb. 3:5-11, 17-19

Luke 20:27-44

Fast-free period


January 2/15 Forefeast of the Theophany. St. Sylvester, pope of Rome (335) (Heb. 7:26-8:2; John 15:1-7). Repose of St. Seraphim, wonderworker of Sarov (1833) (Vespers: (1) Wis. 3:1-9; (2) Wis. 5:15-6:3; (3) Wis. 4:7-15. Matins: Matt. 11:27-30. Liturgy: Gal. 5:22-6:2; Luke 6:17-23). St. Theodota, mother of the first Sts.Cosmas and Damian (3rd c.). Martyr Sergius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (301). Hieromartyr Theogenes, bishop of Parium on the Hellespont (ca. 320). St. Ammon of Tabennisi, monk (5th c.). St. Cosmas, archbishop of Constantinople (1081). St. Sylvester of the Kiev Caves (12th c.). Righteous Juliana of Lazarevo (1604). New Martyr George (Zorzes) the Georgian, at Mytilene (1770). Repose of Hieroschemamonk Gabriel of Optina and Whitehoof Convent (1871), Abbess Thaisia of Leushino (1915), the martyred Elder Ioasaph of St. Tikhon of Kaluga Monastery (1919), and Elder Iakovos of Epirus (1961).



Luke 21:12-19

For the Sunday before the


II Tim. 4:5-8

Mark 1:1-8

Fast-free period


January 3/16 Forefeast of the Theophany. Prophet Malachi (ca. 400 b.c.). Martyr Gordius at Caesarea in Cappadocia (ca. 314) (II Tim. 2:1-10; Matt. 10:16-22). St. Genevieve of Paris (ca. 502). St. Findlugan of Islay (7th c.). St. Peter of Atroa (837). St. Thomais of Lesbos (10th c.). Righteous Euthymius (Taqaishvili) the Man of God of Tbilisi (1953). Repose of Schema-hierodeacon Elder Panteleimon, founder of Kostychev Convent (1884).


Heb. 5:11-6:8

Luke 21:5-7, 10-11, 20-24

Fast-free period


January 4/17 Forefeast of the Theophany. Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles: James the Brother of the Lord, Mark the Evangelist, Luke the Evangelist, Cleopas the Brother of Righteous Joseph the Betrothed, Symeon the son of Cleopas, Barnabas, Justus, Thaddeus, Ananias, Stephen the Archdeacon, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas of the seven deacons, Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Onesimus, Epaphras, Archippus, Silas, Silvanus, Crescens, Crispus, Epenetus, Andronicus, Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles, Aristobulus, Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobus, Hermas, Linus, Gaius, Philologus, Luke, Jason, Sosipater, Olympas, Tertius, Erastus, Quartus, Euodias, Onesiphorus, Clement, Sosthenes, Apollos, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Carpus, Quadratus, Mark called John, Zenas, Aristarchus, Pudens, Trophimus, Mark, Artemas, Aquila, Nymphas, Eubulus, Fortunatus, Achaicus, Stephanas, and Zacchaeus (Rom. 8:8-14; Luke 10:1-15). Martyr Djan Darada, the Ethiopian eunuch of Queen Candace (1st c.). Martyr Zosimas the Hermit and Martyr Athanasius the Commentarisius (prison warden), anchorites of Cilicia (3rd-4th c.). St. Gregory of Langres (Gaul) (539-540). St. Evagrius (fellow-ascetic of St. Shio of Mgvime), St. Elijah the deacon, and others (Georgia) (6th c.). St. Theoctistus, abbot at Cucomo in Sicily (800). St. Euthymius the Younger of Thessalonica, monk. Martyrs Abbot Euthymius and Twelve Monks of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (1285). Repose of St. Eustathius I (Eustace), archbishop of Serbia (1285). St. Aquila, deacon of the Kiev Caves (14th c.). St. Symeon, metropolitan of Smolensk (1699). New Monk-martyr Onuphrius Manassias of Gabrovo and Hilandar Monastery, Mt. Athos, on Chios (1818).


Heb. 7:1-6

Luke 21:28-33

For Friday

Heb. 7:18-25

Luke 21:37-22:8

Fast-free period


January 5/18 Eve of the Theophany. Royal Hours: First Hour: Is. 35:1-10; Acts 13:25-32; Matt. 3:1-11. Third Hour: Is. 1:16-20; Acts 19:1-8; Mark 1:1-8. Sixth Hour: Is. 12:3-6; Rom. 6:3-11; Mark 1:9-15. Ninth Hour: Is. 49:8-15; Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3:1-18. Vespers: (1) Gen. 1:1-13; (2) Ex. 14:15-18, 21-23, 27-29; (3) Ex. 15:22-27; 16:1; (4) Joshua 3:7-8, 15-17; (5) II Kings 2:6-14; (6) II Kings 5:9-14; (7) Is. 1:16-20; (8) Gen. 32:1-10; (9) Ex. 2:5-10; (10) Judges 6:36-40; (11) I Kings 18:30-39; (12) II Kings 2:19-22; (13) Is. 49:8-15. Liturgy of St. Basil: I Cor. 9:19-27; Luke 3:1-18. Great Blessing of the Waters: (1) Is. 35:1-10; (2) Is. 55:1-13; (3) Is. 12:3-6, I Cor. 10:1-4, Mark 1:9-11. Hieromartyr Theopemptus, bishop of Nicomedia, and Martyr Theonas (303). St. Syncletica of Alexandria (ca. 460). Prophet Micah (9th c. b.c.). Virgin Apollinaris of Egypt (ca. 470). St. Phosterius theHermit (6th c.). St. Menas of Sinai (6th c.). St. Gregory of Crete, monk (ca. 820). New Monk-martyr Romanus of Carpenision and Kavsokalyvia, at Constantinople (1694). St. Symeon of the Pskov Caves (1960). Repose of Monk Alexander of Valaam (1810).


Fast Day

Wine and oil allowed


January 6/19  The Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Baptism of the Lord) Matins: Mark 1:9-11. Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Matt. 3:13-17. Cross Procession with Great Blessing of Waters outdoors. New Hieromartyr Romanus, priest of Lacedemonia, at Constantinople (1695). New Hieromartyr Archpriest Andrew Zimin, his wife Lydia, his mother-in-law Domnica, his two daughters and his servant Maria, of Ussurisk (1919). St. Laurence of Chernigov (1950). Repose of Schemamonk Nicholas of Valaam (1824) and Schemamonk Sergius (Yanovsky) (1876), disciple of St. Herman of Alaska.



January 7/20 Afterfeast of the Theophany. Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist, John (Acts 19:1-8; John 1:29-34). St. Brannock (Brynach) of Braunton, England (6th c.). St. Cedd, bishop of Lastingham (664). St. Pachomius, abbot of Keno Lake Monastery (ca. 1525). New Martyr Athanasius of Attalia and Smyrna (1700).

34th Sunday after Pentecost

Tone 1

Matins: (I) Matt. 28:16-20

Sunday after the Theophany

Eph. 4:7-13

Matt. 4:12-17


January 8/21 Afterfeast of the Theophany. St. George the Chozebite, abbot (7th c.). Hieromartyr Carterius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (304). Martyr Julian and his wife Basilissa, and with them Martyrs Celsius, his mother Marcianilla, Anastasius, the priest Anthony, seven brothers, and twenty prison guards, of Antinoe in Egypt (283-305). St. Elias the Hermit of Egypt (4th c.). Martyrs Theophilus the Deacon and Helladius in Libya (4th c.). St. Domnica of Constantinople (ca. 395). St. Severin, bishop of Cologne (ca. 397). Sts. Atticus (425) and Cyrus (714), patriarchs of Constantinople. St. Severinus, monk of Gottweig (Austria and Bavaria) (482). St. Theodore of Constantinople (ca. 595). Holy Virgin Gudula of Brussels (659). St. Erhard, bishop of Regensburg (Bavaria) (ca. 700). Martyr Abo the Perfumer of Baghdad, at Tbilisi, Georgia (786). St. Emilian the Confessor, bishop of Cyzicus (9th c.). St. Gregory of Ochrid, bishop of Moesia (1012). St. Gregory, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves (1093). St. Gregory, hermit of the Kiev Caves (14th c.). St. Macarius (Macres) of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (1431). New Hieromartyr Priest Isidore and 72 companions at Yuriev (Dorpats) in Estonia, slain by the Latins in 1472. St. Paisius of Uglich (1504). (Gr. Cal.: St. Agatho of Egypt, monk [5th c.].) Repose of Elder Isaiah of Valaam (1914).


Heb. 8:7-13

Mark 8:11-21


January 9/22 Afterfeast of the Theophany. Martyr Polyeuctus of Melitene in Armenia (259). Prophet Shemaiah (Samaia, Semeias) (10th c. b.c.) (I Kings 12:22). St. Peter, bishop of Sebaste in Armenia (ca. 395), brother of Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. St. Adrian of Canterbury (710). St. Eustratius the Wonderworker of Tarsus (821). New Martyr Parthena of Edessa in Macedonia (1375). Hieromartyr Philip, metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia (1569). St. Jonah (Peter in schema), founder of Holy Trinity Monastery in Kiev (1902).


Heb. 9:8-10, 15-23

Mark 8:22-26


January 10/23 Afterfeast of the Theophany. St. Gregory of Nyssa (395) (I Cor. 12:7-11; Matt. 10:1, 5-8). Blessed Theosebia theDeaconess (385), sister of Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. St. Ammon of Nitria, monk (5th c.). St. Marcian, priest of Constantinople (471). St. Dometian, bishop of Melitene (601). St. Paul, abbot of Obnora (Vologda) (1429), and his disciple St. Macarius, abbot of Pisma Monastery. Monk-martyr Ephraim, elder of Obnora, and six monks of Obnora whose relics are incorrupt (1538). St. Antipas of Calapodeshti, Romania and Valaam Monastery (1882). St. Theophan the Recluse, bishop of Tambov (1894). New Hieromartyr Anatole (Grisyuk), metropolitan of Odessa (1938).


Heb. 10:1-18

Mark 8:30-34

Fast Day


January 11/24 Afterfeast of the Theophany. St. Theodosius the Great, the Coenobiarch (529) (Vespers: (1) Wis. 5:15-6:3; (2) Wis. 3:1-9; (3) Wis. 4:7-15. Matins: Luke 6:17-23. Liturgy: II Cor. 4:6-15; Matt. 11:27-30). Hieromartyr Hyginus, pope of Rome (142). St. Theodosius, ascetic of Rhosus and Antioch (412). St. Stephen of Placidian near Constantinople. St. Agapius of Apamea in Syria. St. Theodosius of Mt. Athos, metropolitan of Trebizond (14th c.). St. Michael of Klops Monastery (Novgorod), fool-for-Christ (1453- 1456). (Gr. Cal.: St. Vitalis of the monastery of Abba Seridus at Gaza [609-620]. St. Joseph of Cappadocia.) Chernigov-Eletskaya Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1060). Repose of Blessed Nun Eupraxia of Teliakov village, Kostroma (1823).


Heb. 10:35-11:7

Mark 9:10-16


January 12/25 Afterfeast of the Theophany. Martyr Tatiana of Rome and companions (ca. 226-235). St. Theodora of Alexandria, instructress of nuns (5th c.). Martyr Mertius of Mauretania (284-305). Martyr Philotheus of Antioch (ca. 305). Martyr Peter Apselamus of Eleutheropolis in Palestine (309). St. Eupraxia I of Tabenna in Egypt (393). St. Benedict Biscop, abbot of Wearmouth (689-690). St. Sava I, enlightener and first archbishop of Serbia (1235). St. Martinian of White Lake, abbot (1483), and his disciple Galacteon (1506). (Gr. Cal.: Eight Martyrs of Nicaea. St. Elias the Wonderworker, of The Paradise.) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “The Milk-giver.”


Heb. 11:8, 11-16

Mark 9:33-41

Fast Day


January 13/26 Afterfeast of the Theophany. (Serbian Cal.: Apodosis of the Theophany.) Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus at Belgrade (315). Martyr Peter of Anium, at Eleutheropolis (1st c.). St. James, bishop of Nisibis (336). St. Hilary, bishop of Poitiers (369). St. Maximus of Kapsokalyvia Skete, Mt. Athos (1364). St. Irenarch the Recluse, of Rostov (1616). St. Eleazar of Anzersk Island at Solovki (1656).


Eph. 5:1-8

Luke 14:1-11

Saturday after the Theophany

Eph. 6:10-17

Matt. 4:1-11

St. Pachomius of Keno Lake

(ca. 1525)


January 14/27 Apodosis of the Theophany. St. Sava I, enlightener and first archbishop of Serbia (1235) (Serbian Cal.) (Vespers: (1) Prov. 3:13-16, 8:6-10; (2) Wis. 6:12-16, 7:30, 8:2-4, 7-9, 21, 9:1-4, 10-11, 13; (3) Wis. 4:7-15. Matins: Matt. 5:14-19. Liturgy: Heb. 7:26-8:2; John 10:9-16). St. Nina (Nino), Equal-to-the-Apostles, enlightener of Georgia (335). The Holy Fathers slain at Sinai and Raithu: Isaiah, Sabbas, Moses and his disciple Moses, Jeremiah, Paul, Adam, Sergius, Domnus, Proclus, Hypatius, Isaac, Macarius, Mark, Benjamin, Eusebius, Elias, and others (4th-5th c.) (Rom. 8:28-39; Luke 6:17-23). St. Joseph Analytinus of Raithu Monastery (4th c.). St. Theodulus, son of St. Nilus of Sinai (5th c.). St. Kentigern (Mungo), first bishop of Strathclyde (Glasgow), Scotland (612). St. Stephen, abbot of Chenolakkos Monastery near Chalcedon (716). St. Meletius, bishop of Ryazan, missionary to Yakutia (1900). New Martyrs slain at Raithu Monastery near Kazan (ca. 1933). Repose of Nicholas Motovilov, disciple of St. Seraphim of Sarov (1879), and Hieromonk Cosmas, missionary to Zaire (1989).

35th Sunday after Pentecost

Tone 2

Matins (II) Mark 16:1-8

Liturgy: II Cor. 6:1-10

Matt. 25:14-30


January 15/28 St. Paul of Thebes, Egypt (341), and St. John Calabytes (“Hut-dweller”) of Constantinople (ca. 450), monks (Gal. 5:22-6:2; Matt. 11:27-30). Monk-martyr Pansophius of Alexandria (ca. 249-251). St. Maximus, bishop of Nola (ca. 250). St. Salome of Udjarma, and St. Perodzhavra of Sivnia, Georgia (4th c.). St. Ita of Killeedy, hermitess (570). St. Maurus (584), disciple of St. Benedict of Nursia. St. Prochorus, abbot in Vranski Desert on the river Pchinja in Bulgaria (10th c.). St. Gabriel, founder of Lesnovo Monastery, Serbia-Bulgaria (11th-12th c.). St. Barlaam of Keret Lake near the White Sea (16th c.). New Hieromartyr Benjamin (Voskresensky), bishop of Romanov (1930).


Heb. 11:17-23, 27-31

Mark 9:42-10:1


January 16/29 Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Holy and All-glorious Apostle Peter (Acts 12:1-11; John 21:15-25). Martyrs Speusippus and his brothers Eleusippus and Meleusippus, their grandmother Leonilla, and with them Neon, Turbo, and Jonilla (Jovilla), in Cappadocia (ca. 161-180). Martyr Danax the Reader, in Macedonia (2nd c.). St. Honoratus, archbishop of Arles and founder of Lerins Monastery (429). St. James of Tarentaise (429). Martyr Sigebert, king of the East Angles (635). St. Fursey, Irish missionary monk of Burgh Castle (East Anglia), Lagny and Peronne (Gaul) (650). St. Romilus of Ravanica (1375). Blessed Maximus, priest of Totma (Vologda), fool-for-Christ (1650). New Hieromartyr Damascene of Gabrovo, hieromonk of Hilandar, at Svištovo (1771). New Hieromartyr Nicholas, priest of Mytilene (1777). Repose of Elder Theodore of Irkutsk (1923) and Priest Demetrius Gagastathis of Platanos, Trikala (1975).


Heb. 12:25-26; 13:22-25

Mark 10:2-12


January 17/30 St. Anthony the Great (356) (Vespers: (1) Wis. 5:15-6:3; (2) Wis. 3:1-9; (3) Wis. 4:7-15. Matins: Matt. 11:27-30. Liturgy: Heb. 13:17-21; Luke 6:17-23). Emperor St. Theodosius the Great (395). St. Achilles the Confessor, hermit of Egypt (5th c.). St. Anthony the New, of Berrhia in Macedonia (11th c.). St. Anthony the Roman, of Novgorod (1147). St. Anthony, abbot of Dymsk (Novgorod) (1224). St. Anthony of Krasny Kholm, monk (1481). St. Anthony of Chernoezersk, monk (16th c.). St. Macarius Kalogeras, hierodeacon of Patmos (1737). New Martyr George of Ioannina (1838). Repose of Schema-abbot Herman of Zosima Hermitage (1923) and Archimandrite Tikhon (Bogoslovtsev) of Inkerman (1950).


James 1:1-18

Mark 10:11-16

Fast Day

Wine and oil allowed


January 18/31 St. Athanasius the Great (373) and St. Cyril (444), archbishops of Alexandria (Heb. 13:7-16; Matt. 5:14-19). Martyr Theodula and her companions Helladius, Boethius, Evagrius and Macarius of Anazarbus in Cilicia (ca. 304). St. Marcian of Cyrrhus in Syria, monk (ca. 388). St. Leobardus of Marmoutier (Gaul) (6th c.). St. Ninnidh of Inismacsaint (Ireland) (6th c.). St. Ephraim the Lesser (the Philosopher) of Georgia (1101). St. Joachim, patriarch of Turnovo (1235). St. Cyril, schemamonk, and St. Maria, schemanun (1337), parents of St. Sergius of Radonezh. St. Maximus of Serbia, archbishop of Wallachia (1516). St. Athanasius, abbot of Syanzhema (Valaam and Vologda) (1550). St. Athanasius of Novolok, monk (16th-17th c.). St. Alexis (Shushania), hieromonk of Teklati, Georgia (1923).


James 1:19-27

Mark 10:17-27


January 19/February 1 St. Macarius the Great of Egypt (ca. 390) (Gal. 5:22-6:2; Matt. 11:27-30). St. Macarius of Alexandria (ca. 394). St. Mark, archbishop of Ephesus (1444). Virgin-martyr Euphrasia of Nicomedia (303). Translation of the relics (950) of St. Gregory the Theologian (389). St. Anthony the Stylite of Martqopi, Georgia (6th c.). St. Branwalader (Breward) of Cornwall and the Channel Islands (6th c.). Martyr Anthony Rawah the Qoraisite (8th c.). St. Arsenius, archbishop of Kerkyra (Corfu) (953). St. Macarius the Faster of the Kiev Caves (12th c.). St. Meletius, confessor of Mt. Galesion, monk (1286). St. Macarius, deacon of the Kiev Caves (13th-14th c.). Blessed Theodore of Novgorod, fool-for-Christ (1392). St. Macarius the Roman of Novgorod (1550). Opening of the relics (1652) of St. Sabbas of Storozhev (Zvenigorod) (1406). Repose of Schemanun Anatolia of Diveyevo (1949).


James 2:1-13

Mark 10:23-32

Fast Day


January 20/February 2 St. Euthymius the Great (473) (Vespers: (1) Wis. 5:15-6:3; (2) Wis. 3:1-9; (3) Wis. 4:7-15. Matins: Matt. 11:27-30. Liturgy: Heb. 13:17-21; Luke 6:17-23). Martyrs Inna, Pinna, and Rimma, disciples of Apostle Andrew, in Scythia (1st-2nd c.). Martyrs Bassus, Eusebius, Eutychius, and Basilides, at Nicomedia (303). St. Leo the Great, confessor, emperor of the East (474). Blessed Peter the Customs Inspector of Constantinople (6th c.). Sts. Laurence the Recluse (13th-14th c.) and Schemamonk Euthymius the Silent (14th c.), of the Kiev Caves. St. Neophytus of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (14th c.). St. Euthymius, patriarch of Turnovo (ca. 1400). St. Euthymius of Syanzhema (Vologda) (1470). St. Euthymius of Archangelsk (1523). New Martyr Zachariah of Patras in Morea (1782). St. Theodore Kuzmich of Tomsk (1864). St. Ekvtime (Kereselidze) the Confessor, of Georgia (1944). Repose of Elder Gerasim, founder of Ascension Monastery, Irkutsk (1676).


Col. 1:3-6

Luke 16:10-15


January 21/February 3 St. Maximus the Confessor (662) (Heb. 11:33-40; Luke 12:8-12). Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquila, at Trebizond (303). Virgin-martyr Agnes of Rome (ca. 304). Martyr Neophytus of Nicaea (305). Martyr Anastasius, disciple of St. Maximus the Confessor (662). St. Zosimas, bishop of Syracuse (662). St. Maximus the Greek of Russia (1556). St. Timon, monk of Nadeyev and Kostroma (1840). Synaxis of the Church of Holy Peace by the Sea in Constantinople. Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “Hodigitria” (“Directress”) at Xenophontos, and “Paramythia” at Vatopedi (Mt. Athos).

36th Sunday after Pentecost

Tone 3

Matins: (III) Mark 16:9-20

Liturgy: II Cor. 6:16-7:1

Matt. 15:21-28


January 22/February 4 Apostle Timothy of the Seventy (ca. 96) (II Tim. 1:3-9; Luke 10:1-15). Monk-martyr Anastasius the Persian (628). Hieromartyrs Manuel, George, Peter, and Leontius, bishops; Sionius, Gabriel, John, Leontus, and Parodus, priests; and 377 companions, in Bulgaria (814). St. Brithwald of Wilton (1045). Martyr Anastasius the Deacon of the Kiev Caves (12th c.). St. Joseph Samakus the Sanctified of Crete (1511). St. Macarius, abbot of Zhabyn, wonderworker of Belev (1623).


James 2:14-26

Mark 10:46-52


January 23/February 5 Hieromartyr Clement, bishop of Ancyra, and Martyr Agathangelus (296) (Heb. 13:7-16; John 10:9-16). St. Eusebius, recluse of Mt. Coryphe near Antioch (4th c.). St. Salamanes the Silent of the Euphrates, monk (ca. 400). St. Mausimas the Syrian, priest near Cyrrhus (before 423). St. Paulinus the Merciful, bishop of Nola (431). Commemoration of the Sixth Ecumenical Council (680-681). St. Gennadius of Kostroma, monk (1565), and Synaxis of All Saints of Kostroma. Translation of the relics (1786) of St. Theoctistus, archbishop of Novgorod (1310). (Gr. Cal.: St. Dionysius of Olympus and Mt. Athos [1541].) Repose of Abbot Damascene of Valaam (1881) and Archimandrite John (Krestyankin) of the Pskov Caves (2006).


James 3:1-10

Mark 11:11-23


January 24/February 6 St. Xenia of Rome and her two female slaves (5th c.). St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, fool-for-Christ (18th c.) (Gal. 3:23-29; Matt. 25:1-13). Martyrs Babylas of Sicily and his two disciples Timothy and Agapius (3rd c.). Martyrs Paul, Pausirius, and Theodotian, of Egypt (3rd c.). St. Felician, bishop of Foligno in Italy (254). St. Macedonius, hermit of Mt. Silpius, near Antioch (ca. 420). St. Philo, bishop of Carpasia in Cyprus (5th c.). St. Lupicinus of Lipidiaco (Gaul) (500). St. Zosimas, bishop of Babylon in Egypt (6th c.). Translation of the relics (632) of Monk-martyr Anastasius the Persian (628). St. Neophytus the Recluse of Cyprus (1214). St. Gerasimus, bishop of Perm (1441). Martyr John of Kazan (1529). St. Dionysius of Olympus and Mt. Athos (1541). Repose of Schema-abbess Sophia of Shamordino Convent (1888) and Bishop Nektary of Seattle (1983).


James 3:11-4:6

Mark 11:23-26

Fast Day


January 25/February 7 St. Gregory the Theologian, archbishop of Constantinople (389) (Vespers: (1) Prov. 3:13-16; 8:6-10; (2) Wis. 6:12-16; 7:30; 8:2-4, 7-9, 21; 9:1-4, 10-11, 13; (3) Wis. 4:7-15. Matins: John 10:1-9. Liturgy: I Cor. 12:7-11; John 10:9-16). Martyrs Felicitas of Rome and seven sons: Januarius, Felix, Philip, Silvanus, Alexander, Vitalis, and Martial (ca. 164). St. Castinus, bishop of Byzantium (240). St. Publius, ascetic of Euphratensis in Syria (380). St. Bretanion (Vetranion), bishop of Tomis (Romania) (ca. 380). St. Apollo of the Thebaid, monk (4th c.). St. Mares the Singer of Omeros near Cyrrhus (430). Hieromartyr Praejectus, bishop of Clermont (676). St. Demetrius Skevophylax (“Keeper of the Sacred Vessels”) of Constantinople (8th c.). St. Moses, archbishop of Novgorod (1362). St. Gregory of Golutvin (15th c.). New Martyr Auxentius of Constantinople (1720). St. Anatole I (Zertsalov, the “Elder”) of Optina (1894). St. Gabriel, bishop of Imereti (Georgia) (1896). New Hieromartyr Vladimir, metropolitan of Kiev, protomartyr of the communist yoke in Russia (1918). New Martyr Abbess Margaret (Gunaronulo) of Menzelino (1918). New Hieromartyrs Peter (Zverev), archbishop of Voronezh (1929), and Basil (Zelentsov), bishop of Priluki (1930). New Martyr Abbess Athanasia (Lepeshkin) of Zosima Hermitage (1931). Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos “Assuage My Sorrow” and “Unexpected Joy.” Repose of Archpriest Sergius Orlov of Akulovo (1975).


James 4:7-5:9

Mark 11:27-33


January 26/February 8 St. Xenophon and his wife, St. Mary, and their two sons, Sts. Arcadius and John, of Constantinople (6th c.). Martyrs Ananias the priest, Peter the prison guard, and seven soldiers, in Phoenicia (295). St. Symeon “the Ancient” of Mt. Sinai (ca. 390). St. Ammon of Egypt, disciple of St. Anthony the Great (350), and St. Gabriel, abbot at Jerusalem (ca. 490). St. Paula of Rome, monastic foundress in Palestine (404). St. Conon, bishop and monastic founder on the Isle of Man (648). Translation of the relics (845) of Sts. Theodore the Cofessor, abbot of the Studion (826), and his brother Joseph the Confessor, archbishop of Thessalonica (832). St. David the Builder, king of Georgia (1125). St. Clement of Mt. Sagmation (12th c.). St. Xenophon, abbot of Robeika (Novgorod) (1262). New Martyr Matushka Maria of Gatchina (1930). Repose of Metropolitan Gabriel of Novgorod and St. Petersburg (1801) and Metropolitan Joseph (Naniescu), of Suceava, Romania (1902).


I Peter 1:1-2, 10-12; 2:6-10

Mark 12:1-12

Fast Day


January 27/February 9 Translation of the relics (437) of St. John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407) (Vespers: (1) Prov. 10:7, 6; 3:13-16; 8:6, 34-35, 4, 12, 14, 17, 5-9; 1:23; 15:4; (2) Prov. 10:31-32; 11:2; 10:2; 11:7, 19; 13:2, 9; 15:2; 14:33; 16:33; 22:11; 17:24; Wis. 6:12-16; 7:30; 8:2-4, 7-9, 13, 18, 21; 9:1-5, 10, 11, 14; (3) Prov. 29:2; Wis. 4:1, 14; 6:11, 17-18, 21-23; 7:15-16, 21-22, 26-29; 10:9-10, 12; 7:30; 2:1, 10-17, 19-22; 15:1; 16:13, 8; Prov. 3:34. Matins: John 10:1-9. Liturgy: Heb. 7:26-8:2; John 10:9-16). St. Peter of Egypt (5th c.). New Martyr Demetrius at Constantinople (1784). St. Demetrius Klepinine, priest of Paris (1944). St. Leontius (Stasevich) of Ivanovo (1972). New Hieromartyr Leontius the Mystic, of Tarnopol and Jablechna (Poland) (1972). Repose of Nun Neonilla of the Farther Davidov Convent (1875) and Schemanun Margarita (Lakhtionova) of Diveyevo (1997).


I Thess. 5:14-23

Luke 17:3-10


January 28/February 10 St. Ephraim the Syrian (373) (Gal. 5:22-6:2; Matt. 11:27-30). St. Isaac the Syrian, bishop of Nineveh (7th c.). St. Palladius the Hermit of Antioch (4th c.). St. John of Reomans (Gaul) (544). St. Ephraim, abbot, wonderworker of Novotorzhok (1053). St. Ephraim of the Kiev Caves, bishop of Pereyaslavl (ca. 1098). St. Theodosius, abbot, of Totma (Vologda) (1568). New Hieromartyrs Ignatius (Sadkovsky), bishop of Skopin, and Priest Vladimir Pishchulin, and Monk-martyr Bartholomew (1938). (Gr. Cal.: St. James the Ascetic, of Porphyreon in Palestine.)

37th Sunday after Pentecost

Tone 4

Matins: (IV) Luke 24:1-12

Zaccheus Sunday

I Tim. 4:9-15

Luke 19:1-10

Sunday of the Holy New Martyrs

and Confessors of Russia

Vespers: (1) Is. 43:9-14; (2) Wis.

3:1-9; (3) Wis. 4:7-15

Liturgy: Rom. 8:28-39

Luke 21:12-19


January 29/February 11 Translation of the relics (5th c.) of Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, bishop of Antioch (107) (Heb. 4:14-5:6; Mark 9:33-41). St. Barsimaeus the Confessor, bishop of Edessa (2nd c.). Martyrs Sarbelus and his sister Bebaia of Edessa (98-138). Martyrs Romanus, James, Philotheus, Hyperechius, Abibus, Julian, and Paregorius, at Samosata (297). Hieromartyrs Silvanus, bishop of Emesa, Luke the Deacon, and Mocius (Mucius) the Reader (312). St. Aphrahates the Persian, hermit of Antioch (370). St. Sulpicius Severus, disciple of St. Martin of Tours (406). St. Gildas the Wise, abbot of Rhuys, Brittany (ca. 570). St. Ashot Kuropalates of Tao-Klarjeti, Georgia (829). St. Laurence, recluse of the Kiev Caves and bishop of Turov (1194). St. Ignatius, bishop of Smolensk (1210). St. Andrew (Rublev), iconographer of the Spaso-Andronikov Monastery (Moscow) (1430). Sts. Gerasimus (1441), Pitirim (1455), and Jonah (1470), bishops of Perm. New Martyr Demetrius of Chios, at Constantinople (1802).


I Peter 2:21-3:9

Mark 12:13-17

For Tuesday

I Peter 3:10-22

Mark 12:18-27


January 30/February 12 Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom (Vespers: (1) Deut. 1:8-11, 15-17; (2) Deut. 10:14-21; (3) Wis. 3:1-9. Matins: John 10:9-16. Liturgy: Heb. 13:7-16; Matt. 5:14-19). Hieromartyr Hippolytus, priest of Rome, and with him Martyrs Censorinus, Sabinus, Ares, the Virgin Chryse, Felix, Maximus, Herculianus, Venerius, Styracius, Mennas, Commodus, Hermes, Maurus, Eusebius, Rusticus, Monagrius, Amandinus, Olympius, Cyprus, Theodore the Tribune, Maximus the priest, Archelaus the deacon, and Cyriacus the bishop, at Ostia (3rd c.). St. Zeno, hermit of Antioch and disciple of St. Basil the Great (414). St. Adelgonda, foundress of Maubeuge (Neth.) (680). St. Bathilde, queen of France (680). Martyr Theophilus the New in Cyprus (784). St. Peter, king of Bulgaria (969). St. Zeno the Faster of the Kiev Caves (14th c.). New Martyr Hadji Theodore of Mytilene (Mt. Athos) (1784). New Martyr Demetrius of Sliven (1841). “Tinos” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. Repose of Blessed Pelagia of Diveyevo (1884).



January 31/February 13 Holy Wonderworkers and Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, and Martyrs Athanasia and her daughters Theoctista, Theodota, and Eudoxia, at Canopus in Egypt (311) (I Cor. 12:27-13:8; Matt. 10:1, 5-8). Martyr Tryphaenes at Cyzicus (1st c.). Martyrs Victorinus, Victor, Nicephorus, Claudius, Diodorus, Serapion, and Papias of Egypt (251). St. Marcella of Rome (410). St. Athanasius, bishop of Methone (ca. 880). St. Nicetas of the Kiev Caves, bishop of Novgorod (1108). St. Pachomius, abbot of Keno Lake Monastery (ca.1525). New Monk-martyr Elias (Ardunis) of Mt. Athos and Kalamata (1686). St. Arsenius of Paros (1877). Repose of Elder Codratus of Karakallou, Mt. Athos (1940), and Hieroschemamonk Stephen (Ignatenko) of Kislovodsk (1973).


I Peter 4:1-11

Mark 12:28-37

Fast Day



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