February 1/14 Forefeast of the Meeting of Our Lord. Martyr Tryphon of Campsada near Apamea in Syria (250) (Rom. 8:28-39; Luke 10:19-21). Martyrs Perpetua, and the catechumens Saturus, Revocatus, Saturninus, Secundulus, and Felicitas at Carthage (202-203). St. Peter of Galatia, hermit near Antioch in Syria (ca. 403). St. Vendemianus, hermit of Bithynia (ca. 512). St. Brigid of Kildare (523). St. Seiriol, abbot of Penmon (Anglesey) (6th c.). Martyr Elias the New of Damascus (779). Sts. David (784), Symeon (843), and George (844), confessors of Mytilene. St. Basil, archbishop of Thessalonica (895). St. Tryphon, bishop of Rostov (1468). St. Tryphon of Pechenga or Kola (1583). New Martyr Anastasius at Nauplion (1655). New Hieromartyr Archpriest Peter Skipetrov of Petrograd (1918).
I Peter 4:12-5:5
Mark 12:38-44
For Friday
II Peter 1:1-10
Mark 13:1-8
February 2/15  The Meeting of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ(Vespers: (1) Ex. 12:51-13:3, 10-12, 14-16; Ex. 22:29; Lev. 12:1-4, 6-8; Num. 8:16-17. (2) Is. 6:1-12. (3) Is. 19:1-5, 12, 16, 19- 21. Matins: Luke 2:25-32. Liturgy: Heb. 7:7-17; Luke 2:22-40). New Martyr Jordan of Trebizond, at Constantinople (1650). New Hieromartyr Gabriel, hierodeacon of Constantinople (1676). St. Anthimus of Chios (1960). (Gr. Cal.: Martyr Agathodorus of Tyana in Cappadocia.) Repose of Schemamonk Seraphim of Valaam (1860).
Fast Day
Fish, wine and oil allowed
February 3/16 Afterfeast of the Meeting of Our Lord. Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess (Heb. 9:11-14; Luke 2:25-38). Prophet Azarias (10th c. b.c.) (II Chron., ch. 15). Martyrs Papias, Diodorus, and Claudianus, at Perge in Pamphylia (250). Martyr Blaise of Caesarea in Cappadocia (3rd c.). Martyr Paul the Syrian (284-305). Martyrs Adrian and Eubulus, at Caesarea in Cappadocia (310). St. Laurence, bishop of Canterbury (619). St. Werburga of Chester, abbess (ca. 700). St. Ansgar, bishop of Hamburg, enlightener of Denmark and Sweden (865). St. Svyatoslav-Gabriel and his son St. Dimitry, of Yuriev (1253). St. Romanus, prince of Uglich (1285). St. Symeon, bishop of Polotsk and Tver (1289). St. James, archbishop of Serbia (1292). St. Sabbas of Ioannina (15th c.). St. Ignatius of Mariupol in the Crimea, metropolitan of Gothia and Kafa (1786). New Martyrs Stamatius and John, brothers, and Nicholas, their companion, at Spetses on Chios (1822). St. Nicholas, enlightener of Japan (1912). Repose of Schemamonk Paul of Simonov Monastery (1825), disciple of St. Paisius (Velichkovsky), and Hieromonk Isidore of Gethsemane Skete, Moscow (1908). 
II Tim. 2:11-19
Luke 18:2-8
February 4/17 Afterfeast of the Meeting of Our Lord. St. Isidore of Pelusium, monk (ca. 436-440). Martyrs Jadorus and Isidore, who suffered under Decius (249-251). Hieromartyr Phileas, bishop of Thmuis, and Martyr Philoromus the Magistrate (ca. 303). St. John of Irenopolis (ca. 325). Hieromartyr Abramius, bishop of Arbela in Assyria (ca. 344-347). St. Evagrius, fellow-ascetic of St. Shio of Mgvime, Georgia (6th c.). Hieromartyr Aldate of Gloucester (6th c.). St. Nicholas the Confessor, abbot of the Studion (868). St. George, prince of Vladimir (1238). Sts. Abraham and Coprius, monks of Pechenga (Vologda) (15th c.). St. Cyril, abbot, wonderworker of New Lake (Novgorod) (1532). New Martyr Joseph of Aleppo in Syria (1686). NewHieromartyr Methodius (Krasnoperov), bishop of Petropavlovsk (1921). Repose of the royal recluse Dosithea of Moscow (1810).
Sunday of the Publican and the
Tone 5
Matins: (V) Luke 24:12-35
Liturgy: II Tim. 3:10-15
Luke 18:10-14
February 5/18 Afterfeast of the Meeting of Our Lord. Holy Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily (251). St. Theodosius of Skopelos in Cilicia (ca. 421). St. Avitus, bishop of Vienne (525). St. Polyeuctus, patriarch of Constantinople (970). St. Theodosius, archbishop of Chernigov (1696). New Martyr Anthony of Athens, at Constantinople (1774). New Martyrs Matushka Agatha (Agafia) (1938), and with her Schemamonk Eugene (1939) and Righteous Paramon (1941), of Byelorussia. Icon of theMost Holy Theotokos “SeekingOutthe Lost.” Repose of Metropolitan Michael of Serbia (1897), Valeriu Gafencu of Romania (1952), and Abbess Agnia of Nizhni-Novgorod (1954).
II Peter 1:20-2:9
Mark 13:9-13
Fast-free week
February 6/19 Afterfeast of the Meeting ofOur Lord. St. Bucolus, bishop of Smyrna (ca. 100). Virgin-martyr Dorothea, and with her Martyrs Christina and Callista, sisters, and Theophilus, at Caesarea in Cappadocia (ca. 288-300). Virgin-martyr Fausta, and with her Martyrs Evilasius and Maximus, at Cyzicus (ca. 305-311). Martyr Julian of Emesa (312). Virgin-martyrs Martha and Mary at Tanis (Hermopolis) in Egypt. St. James, ascetic of Syria (ca. 460). St. Mael, bishop of Ardagh, disciple of St. Patrick (488). Sts. Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet, monks of Gaza (ca. 543). St. Vedast, bishop of Arras (540). St. Amand, apostle of Maastricht (675). St. Photius, patriarch of Constantinople (891). St. Arsen of Iqalto, Georgia (1127). St. Dorothea, schemanun of Kashin (1629). New Hieromartyr Priest Basil Nadezhnin of Moscow (1937). (Gr. Cal.: St. John of Thebes, monk.) Repose of Archbishop Theophan of Poltava (1940).
II Peter 2:9-22
Mark 13:14-23
Fast-free week
February 7/20 Afterfeast of the Meeting of Our Lord. St. Parthenius, bishop of Lampsacus on the Hellespont (4th c.). St. Luke of Mt. Steirion (953). The 1,003 Martyrs of Nicomedia (303). St. Avgul, bishop of Brittany, who suffered under Diocletian (ca. 305). St. Mastridia of Jerusalem, woman ascetic of the desert (ca. 580). New Martyr George of Alikianes on Crete (1867). New Hieromartyr Barlaam (Ryashentsev), archbishop of Perm (1942). (Gr. Cal.: Six Martyrs of Phrygia [ca. 305]. St. Aprionus, bishop of Cyprus.) Repose of Archimandrite Gennadius, ascetic of the Roslavl Forests (1826), and commemoration of his disciple Abramius the desert-dweller of Whitehoof Convent (1868), and the latter’s spiritual daughter Abbess Alexandra (1883). 
II Peter 3:1-18
Mark 13:24-31
Fast-free week
February 8/21 Afterfeast of the Meeting of Our Lord. Great-martyr Theodore Stratelates (“the General”) of Heraclea (319) (II Tim. 2:1-10; Matt. 10:16-22). Prophet Zachariah (ca. 520 b.c.). Martyr Conitus of Alexandria (249). St. Agathangelus, bishop of Damascus (ca. 325). St. Sabbas II, archbishop of Serbia (1271). Sts. John and Basil of the Kiev Caves. St. Lyubov of Ryazan, fool-for Christ (1921). (Gr. Cal.: Virgin-martyrs Martha and Mary at Tanis (Hermopolis) in Egypt. St. Macarius, bishop of Paphos in Cyprus.) Repose of Schema-abbot Theodore of Valaam (1937).
I John 1:8-2:6
Mark 13:31-14:2
Fast-free week
February 9/22 Apodosis of the Meeting of Our Lord. Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch (ca. 257). Hieromartyrs Marcellus, bishop of Sicily; Philagrius, bishop of Cyprus; and Pancratius, bishop of Taormina; disciples of Apostle Peter (1st c.). Martyr Apollonia of Alexandria (249). St. Romanus the Wonderworker of Cilicia, at Mt. Silpius near Antioch (ca. 400). Sts. Aemilianus and Bracchio of Tours (Gaul) (6th c.). St. Teilo, bishop of Llandaff, Wales (6th c.). Hieromartyr Peter, bishop of Damascus (743). St. Pancratius, hieromonk of the Kiev Caves (13th c.). Sts. Gennadius (1516) and Nicephorus (1557), monks of Vazhe Lake (Vologda). Uncovering of the relics (1805) of St. Innocent, bishop of Irkutsk (1731). Repose of Maria, desert-dweller of Olonets (1860).
I John 2:7-17
Mark 14:3-9
Fast-free week
February 10/23 Hieromartyr Charalampus, bishop of Magnesia in Asia Minor, and Martyrs Porphyrius and Baptus (202). Martyrs Ennatha, Valentina, and Paula, of Palestine (308). St. Scholastica of Italy (543), sister of St. Benedict of Nursia. Synaxis of Novgorod Hierarchs: Sts. Joachim (1030), Luke the Jew (1058), Germanus (1095), Arcadius (1162), Gregory (1193), Martyrius (1199), Anthony (1232), Basil (1352), Moses (1362), Symeon (1421), Gennadius (1504), Pimen (1571), and Athonius (1648). St. Anna of Novgorod (1050), wife of Yaroslav I. St. Prochorus of the Kiev Caves (1107). St. John Chimchimeli of Bachkovo and Gremi (13th c.). St. Longinus, monk of Koryazhemka (Vologda) (1540). (Gr. Cal.: St. Anastasius II, archbishop of Jerusalem [706].) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Areovindus (“Fiery Vision”).
II Tim. 3:1-9
Luke 20:45-21:4
Fast-free week
February 11/24 Hieromartyr Blaise, bishop of Sebaste (316). Hieromartyr Lucius of Adrianopolis in Thrace (348). St. Caedmon, monk of Whitby, hymnographer (ca. 680). St. Gobnait, abbess of Ballyvourney, Cork (Ireland) (7th c.). St. Benedict of Aniane, monastic reformer (821). St. Theodora (867), wife of Emperor Theophilus the Iconoclast. St. Vsevolod (in holy baptism Gabriel), prince and wonderworker of Pskov (1138). St. Demetrius, monk of Priluki (Vologda) (1392). New Martyr George of Kratovo, at Sofia (1515). Repose of Archbishop Simon of Shanghai and Peking (1933).
Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Tone 6
Matins: (VI) Luke 24:36-53
Liturgy: I Cor. 6:12-20
Luke 15:11-32
From the Synaxarion: “The door of
God’s mercies is opened unto all. On
this day we celebrate the summoning
of the Prodigal Son, which our divine
Fathers reinstituted in the
February 12/25 St. Meletius, archbishop of Antioch (381). Hiero martyr Urbanus, bishop of Rome (223-230). St. Mary, nun (who was called Marinus), and her father, St. Eugene, monk, at Alexandria (6th c.). St. Ethilwald of Lindisfarne (740). St. Anthony II, patriarch of Constantinople (895). St. Prochorus of Georgia, builder of Holy Cross Monastery near Jerusalem (1066). New Monk-martyrs Luke (Mukhaidze) (1277) and Nicholas (Dvali) (1314) of Jerusalem, and the holy fathers of the Georgian monasteries in Jerusalem. St. Alexis, metropolitan of Moscow (1378). St. Bassian, abbot of Ryabovsk Forest Monastery, Uglich (1509). New Martyr Christos the Gardener of Albania, at Constantinople (1748). St. Meletius, archbishop of Kharkov (1840). New Hieromartyr Alexis (Bui), bishop of Voronezh (1930). Appearance of the Iveron Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (Mt. Athos) (late 10th c.). Repose of the cave-dweller Anastasia (Logacheva) of Ardatov (1875) and Eugene Poselyanin, writer (1931).
I John 2:18-3:10
Mark 11:1-11
February 13/26 St. Martinian, monk of Caesarea in Palestine (422), and Sts. Zoe of Bethlehem and Photina, virgin (5th c.). St. Timothy, patriarch of Alexandria (385). St. Castor of Karden, hieromonk and missionary (Germany) (ca. 400). St. Modomnoc, bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (6th c.). St. Eulogius, archbishop of Alexandria (ca. 607-608). St. Symeon the Myrrh-gusher, prince of Serbia (1200). St. Joseph, abbot of Volokolamsk (Volotsk) (1515). New Hieromartyr Sylvester, archbishop of Omsk (1920). (Gr. Cal.: Apostle Aquila of the Seventy, and St. Priscilla [1st c.].) Repose of Archbishop George (Konissky) of Byelorussia (1795), Abbess Seraphima of Sezenovo (1877), Archbishop Seraphim (Sobolev) of Bulgaria (1950), and Priest Marcu Dumitrescu of Romania (1999).
I John 3:10-20
Mark 14:10-42
February 14/27 St. Auxentius, monk of Bithynia (470). St. Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, teacher of the Slavs (869) (Heb. 7:26-8:2; Matt. 5:14-19). St. Peter, patriarch of Alexandria (380). St. Maron, hermit of Cyrrhus (423). St. Abraham, bishop of Charres in Mesopotamia (ca. 423). St. Isaac, recluse of the Kiev Caves (ca. 1090). Hieromartyr Philemon, bishop of Gaza.NewMartyr Nicholas of Corinth (1554). New Monk-martyr Damian of Philotheou and Kissavos, at Larissa (1568). Translation of the relics (1578) of Prince-martyr Michael and his counselor, St. Theodore of Chernigov (1245). New Martyr George the Tailor of Mytilene, at Constantinople (1693). St. Hilarion the Georgian of Imereti and Mt. Athos (1864). St. Raphael, bishop of Brooklyn (1915). New Hieromartyr Onesimus (Pylaev), bishop of Tula (1937). Repose of Archimandrite Barsanuphius of Valaam and Morocco (1952), Righteous Barbara (Arkhangelskaya) the Recluse of Ufa (1966), and Elder Ephraim of Katounakia (1998).
I John 3:21-4:6
Mark 14:43-15:1
Fast Day
February 15/28 Apostle Onesimus of the Seventy (ca. 109). Synaxis of St. John the Theologian at Diaconissa. Martyr Major of Gaza (304). St. Eusebius, hermit of Asikha in Syria (430-440). St. Paphnutius, monk, and his daughter St. Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria (5th c.). St. Theognius, bishop of Bethelia near Gaza (523). St. Oswy, king of Northumbria (670). St. Paphnutius, recluse of the Kiev Caves (13th c). St. Dalmatus, abbot and founder of the Dormition Monastery in Siberia (1697). Repose of Blessed Stoina (Euphemia) of Devic Monastery (Serbia) (1895) and Schemamonk Nikodim of Karoulia (1984).
I John 4:20-5:21
Mark 15:1-15
February 16/29 Martyrs Pamphilus the priest, Valens the deacon, Paul, Seleucus, Porphyrius, Julian, Theodulus, Elias, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Samuel, and Daniel, at Caesarea in Palestine (ca. 307-309). St. Marutha, bishop of Sophene and Martyropolis (422), and the Martyrs of Persia (4th c.) whose relics rest in Martyropolis. St. Mary the New of Byzia in Thrace (9th c.). New Monk-martyr Romanus of Carpenision and Kavsokalyvia, at Constantinople (1694). St. Basil Gryaznov of Pavlovo-Posadsky (1869). St. Macarius, metropolitan of Moscow, apostle to the Altai (1926). (Gr. Cal.: St. Flavian the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople [ca. 449].)
Mark 15:22-25, 33-41
Fast Day
February 17/March 1 Great-martyr Theodore the Tyro (ca. 306) (II Tim. 2:1-10; John 15:17-16:2). St. Mariamne, sister of Apostle Philip (1st c.). St. Auxibius, bishop of Soli in Cyprus (102). St. Finan, bishop of Lindisfarne (661). Uncovering of the relics (867-869) of Martyr Menas the Most Eloquent of Alexandria (ca. 313). St. Theodore the Silent of the Kiev Caves (13th c.). St. Theodosius the Bulgarian and his disciple St. Romanus, monks of Turnovo (Bulgaria) (1362). New Martyr Michael Mavroeidis of Adrianople (1490). St. Hermogenes, patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1612). New Hieromartyr Theodore of Constantinople, at Mytilene (1795). New Hieromartyr Theodore, hieromonk of Adjara, at Mt. Athos (1822). St. Barnabas, elder of the Gethsemane Skete of St. Sergius Lavra (1906). St. Nicholas Planas, priest in Athens (1932). (Gr. Cal.: Synaxis of Holy Emperor Marcian [457] and St. Pulcheria, his wife [453].) Weeping “Tikhvin” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, St. Elias Skete (Mt. Athos). Repose of Elder Agapitus of the Kiev Caves (1887).
I Cor. 10:23-28
Luke 21:8-9, 25-27, 33-36
Commemoration of the Dead
I Thess. 4:13-17
John 5:24-30
From the Synaxarion: “On this day
the divine Fathers ordained a memorial
for all those who have fallen
asleep in piety since the ages.”
February 18/March 2 St. Leo the Great, pope of Rome (461). St. Agapitus, bishop of Synnada in Phrygia, and Martyrs Victor, Dorotheus, Theodulus, and Agrippa, who suffered under Licinius (4th c.). St. Flavian the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (ca. 449). St. Colman, bishop of Lindisfarne (676). St. Blaise,monkof Mt. Athos (9th c.). St. Cosmas, abbot of Yakhromsk (1492). St. Nicholas, catholicos of Georgia (1591). Commemoration of the New Martyrs who suffered during the “Holy Night” in St. Petersburg (1932). Finding of relics (1961) of New Martyr Irene of Lesbos (1463). (Gr. Cal.: Martyrs Leo and Parigorius of Patara in Lycia [ca. 258].)
Meat-fare Sunday
Tone 7
Matins: (VII) John 20:1-10
Liturgy: I Cor. 8:8-9:2
Matt. 25:31-46
From the Synaxarion: “On this day
we commemorate the day of the
Second Coming of Christ.”
February 19/March 3 Apostles Archippus and Philemon of the Seventy, and Martyr Apphia (1st c.). Martyrs Maximus, Theodotus, Hesychius, and Asclepiodota of Adrianopolis (305-311). Sts. Eugene and Macarius, priests, confessors at Antioch (363). St. Mesrop the Translator of Armenia (439). St. Rabulas of Samosata (ca. 530). St. Conon, abbot in Palestine (555). St. Dositheus of Gaza (7th c.). St. Philothea, nun-martyr of Athens (1589). St. Theodore of Sanaxar Monastery (1791).NewHieromartyr Nicetas of Epirus, hieromonk of Mt. Athos, at Serres (1809).
III John 1:1-15
Luke 19:29-40; 22:7-39
Cheese-fare Week
February 20/March 4 St. Leo, bishop of Catania in Sicily (ca. 780). Hieromartyr Sadoc (Sadoth), bishop of Persia, and 128 Martyrs with him (342). Hieromartyr Eleutherius, bishop in Byzantium (2nd c.). St. Eleutherius, bishop of Tournai (531). St. Agatho, pope of Rome (682). St. Eucherius, bishop of Orleans (ca. 740). St. Agatho, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves (13th-14th c.). Martyrdom of St. Cornelius, abbot of the Pskov Caves, and his disciple St. Bassian of Murom (1570). Abbot Macarius and 34 monks and novices of Valaam Monastery martyred by the Lutherans: hieromonk Titus, schemamonk Tikhon, monks Gelasius, Sergius, Varlaam, Sabbas, Conon, Silvester, Cyprian, Pimen, John, Simonas, Jonah, David, Cornelius, Niphon, Athanasius, and Serapion, and novices Varlaam, Athanasius, Anthony, Luke, Leontius, Thomas, Dionysius, Philip, Ignatius, Basil, Pachomius, Basil, Theophilus, John, Theodore, and John (1578). (Gr. Cal.: St. Bessarion the Great, wonderworker of Egypt [466]. St. Cindeus, bishop of Pisidia.) 
Jude 1:1-10
Luke 22:39-42, 45-23:1
Cheese-fare Week
February 21/March 5 St. Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia (795). St. Eustathius (Eustace), archbishop of Antioch (337). Hieromartyr Severian, bishop of Scythopolis (452). St. John the Scholastic, patriarch of Constantinople (577). St. Zachariah, patriarch of Jerusalem (633). St. George, bishop of Amastris (ca. 805). “Kozelshchanskaya” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. Repose of Blessed Simon (Todorsky), bishop of Pskov (1754) and Elder Macarius of Glinsk Hermitage (1864).
Sixth Hour: Joel 2:12-26
Vespers: Joel 3:12-21
No Liturgy
Cheese-fare Week
February 22/March 6 Uncovering of the relics (607-610) of the Holy Martyrs at the gate of Eugenius at Constantinople. St. Abilius, patriarch of Alexandria (98). St. Telesphorus, pope of Rome (127). St. Papius of Hierapolis (2nd c.). Martyrs Maurice, his son Photinus, Theodore and Philip, with 70 soldiers, of Apamea (286-305). St. Titus, bishop of Bostra in Arabia (378). Sts. Thalassius and Limnaeus, hermits near Cyrrhus (5th c.). St. Baradates, hermit near Antioch (469). Holy Nine Children of Kola, Georgia: Guarami, Adarnasi, Bakari, Vache, Bardzini, Dachi, Djuansheri, Ramazi, and Parsmani (6th c.). St. Leontius of Lycia (6th c.). Sts. Babylus and his wife Comnita of Nicosa (7th c.). St. Athanasius the Confessor of Constantinople (826). St. Peter the Stylite of Mt. Athos. New Hieromartyr Priest Michael Lisitsyn of Ust-Labinskaya, Russia (1918). Repose of Righteous Gregory (“Golden Grits”) Miroshnikov of Sednev (1855), Schemanun Avramia of Kashin (1855), and Blessed Theoktista Mikhailovna, fool-for-Christ of Voronezh (1936).
Jude 1:11-25
Luke 23:2-34, 44-56
St. Shio of Mgvime, monk of
Georgia (6th c.)
Cheese-fare Week
February 23/March 7 Hieromartyr Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna (167). St. Gorgonia, sister of St. Gregory the Theologian (372). St. Alexander, founder of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones (430). Sts. John, Antioch, Antoninus, and Moses, ascetics near Cyrrhus (5th c.). Sts. Zebinas, Polychronius, Moses, and Damian, ascetics near Cyrrhus (5th c.). St. John Theristes (the Harvester) of Stylos in Calabria (11th c.). St. Damian of Esphigmenou, Mt. Athos (1280). St. Cosmas of Zographou, Mt. Athos (1281). St. Moses, monk of White Lake (1480). New Monk-martyr Damian of Philotheou and Kissavos, at Larissa (1568). New Hieromartyr Lazarus of the Peloponnesus (ca. 1618). St. Polycarp, monk of Briansk (1620-1621). St. Nazarius, abbot of Valaam (1809). Repose of Elder Agapit of Optina (1922) and Metropolitan Zenobius (in schema Seraphim) of Tetritskaro, Georgia, monk of Glinsk Monastery (1985).
Sixth Hour: Zach. 8:7-17
Vespers: Zach. 8:19-23
No Liturgy
Cheese-fare Week
February 24/March 8 First (4th c.) and Second (452) Findings of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist (Vespers: (1) Is. 40:1-3, 9; 41:17-18; 45:8; 48:20-21; 54:1; (2) Malachi 3:1-3, 5-7, 12, 18; 4:4-6; (3) Wis. 4:7, 16-17, 19-20; 5:1-7. Matins: Luke 7:17-30. Liturgy: II Cor. 4:6-15; Matt. 11:2-15). Martyrs Montanus, Lucias, Julian, Victoricus, Flavian, and their companions, at Carthage (259). St. Cummain Ailbe, abbot of Iona (669). St. Erasmus of the Kiev Caves (ca. 1160). Uncovering of the relics (1486) of St. Romanus, prince of Uglich (1285). 
Cheese-fare Saturday
Rom. 14:19-23; 16:25-27
Matt. 6:1-13
Commemoration of all the holy
and God-bearing Fathers who
shone forth in the ascetic life.
Gal. 5:22-6:2
Matt. 11:27-30
St. Adrian of Uglich (after 1504)
February 25/March 9 St. Tarasius, archbishop of Constantinople (806). Martyr Alexander at Marcionopolis (ca. 305). Hieromartyr Reginus, bishop of the isle of Skopelos (355). St. Paphnutius of Kephala, monk (4th c.). St. Ethelbert, king of Kent (616). St. Walburga, abbess of Heidenheim (779). New Hieromartyr Priest Leo Korobczuk of Laskov (Chelm and Podlasie, Poland) (1944). Repose of Blessed Pashenka of Nizhni-Novgorod (1934).
Cheese-fare (Forgiveness) Sunday
Tone 8
Matins: (VIII) John 20:11-18
Liturgy: Rom. 13:11-14:4
Matt. 6:14-21
From the Synaxarion: “On this day
we commemorate the falling away of
first-created Adam from the food of
February 26/March 10 St. Porphyrius, bishop of Gaza (420). St. Sebastian, monk of Poshekhonye (1542). New Martyr John the Cabinetmaker, at Constantinople (1575). New Hieromartyr John, bishop of Rylsk (1938). (Gr.Cal.: Sts. Photina, the Samaritan woman, and her sisters Phota, Photis, Parasceva, and Cyriaca; her sons Victor [or Photinus] and Joses; Sebastian the Duke, the officer Anatolius, and Theoclitus, the former sorcerer—all martyred under Nero [66].) Mezhetsk Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
Beginning of Great Lent
Sixth Hour: Is. 1:1-20
Vespers: Gen. 1:1-13
Prov. 1:1-20
No Liturgy
At Great Compline: Great Canon of
St. Andrew of Crete
February 27/March 11 St. Procopius the Confessor of Decapolis (ca. 750). Martyrs Julian and his disciple Chroniun, at Alexandria (250-252). Martyr Gelasius the Actor of Heliopolis (297). St. Macarius, bishop of Jerusalem (333). St. Thalelaeus, hermit of Gabala in Syria (ca. 460). St. Stephen, monk of Constantinople (614). St. Titus, priest of the Kiev Caves (1190). St. Titus the Soldier, monk of the Kiev Caves (14th c.). St. Pitirim, bishop of Tambov (1698). New Martyr Elias of Trebizond (1749). (Gr. Cal.: Sts. Asclepius and James of Nimouza, monks near Cyrrhus [5th c.]. St. Timothy of Caesarea, monk.) Repose of Archimandrite Photius of the Yuriev Monastery (Novgorod) (1838), and Monk Anthony (1848) and Hieromonk Justinian (1966), both of Valaam.
First Week of Great Lent
Sixth Hour: Is. 1:19-2:3
Vespers: Gen. 1:14-23
Prov. 1:20-33
No Liturgy
At Great Compline: Great Canon of
St. Andrew of Crete
February 28/March 12 St. Basil the Confessor (747), companion of St. Procopius, at Decapolis. Apostles of the Seventy Nymphas and Eubulus (1st c.). Hieromartyr Nestor, bishop of Magydos in Pamphylia (250). Sts. Marana and Cyra, nuns of Beroea in Syria (ca. 450). Hieromartyr Proterius, patriarch of Alexandria, and six companions (457). St. Romanus, desert-dweller of Condat in the Jura Mountains (Gaul) (460). Blessed Nicholas of Pskov, fool-for-Christ (1576). New Virgin-martyr Kyranna of Thessalonica (1751). St. Arsenius (Matsievich), metropolitan of Rostov, confessor (1772). (Gr. Cal.: St. Barsus of Damascus, bishop.)
First Week of Great Lent
Sixth Hour: Is. 2:3-11
Vespers: Gen. 1:24-2:3
Prov. 2:1-22
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
At Great Compline: Great Canon of
St. Andrew of Crete
February 29/March 13 (Commemorated on February 28th in non-leap years.) St. John Cassian the Roman, abbot, of Marseilles (435). St. John, called Barsanuphius, of Nitria in Egypt (5th c.). St. Germanus of Dacia Pontica (Dobrogea, Romania) (5th c.). St. Theosterictus the Confessor, abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa (826). St. Oswald, archbishop of York (992). St. Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves (12th c.). St. Cassian of Mu Lake Hermitage, disciple of St. Alexander of Svir (16th c.). St. Meletius, archbishop of Kharkov (1840).
First Week of Great Lent
Sixth Hour: Is. 2:11-22
Vespers: Gen. 2:4-19
Prov. 3:1-18
No Liturgy
At Great Compline: Great Canon of
St. Andrew of Crete

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