December 25, 28th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 3 (14th of Luke). THE NATIVITY ACCORDING TO THE FLESH OF OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. The Adoration of the Magi: Melchior, Caspar, and Balthasar. Commemoration of the Shepherds in Bethlehem who were watching their flocks, and went to see the Lord. Massacre of Monk […]
Month: December 2011
December 18, 27th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 2 (13th of Luke). SUNDAY BEFORE THE NATIVITY Martyr Sebastian at Rome and his companions: Martyrs Nicostratus, Zoë, Castorius, Tranquillinus, Marcellinus, Mark, Claudius, Symphorian, Victorinus, Tiburtius, and Castulus (ca. 287). Ven. Sebastian, Abbot of Pshekhónsk Monastery (Vologdá—ca. 1500). Righteous Simeon, Wonderworker of Verkhotúr’ye (1694). St. Modestus, Archbishop […]
THE PARADOX OF CHRISTMAS – reflections by the Very Rev Fr Dimitri Cozby PhD, pastor of All Saints Orthodox Church, Victoria, Texas Christmas, the feast of our Lord’s Nativity, is a joyful celebration. The images we commonly associate with the season appeal to our most cheerful and tender sentiments. At the center of the feast […]
December 11, 26th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 1 (12th of Luke). SUNDAY OF THE FOREFATHERS. Ven. Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople (489-90). Ven. Nikon the Dry of the Kiev Caves (Near Caves—12th c.). Martyrs Mirax, Acepsius and Aithalas, of Egypt (7th c.). Ven. Luke the New Stylite of Chalcedon (ca. 970-980). New Hieromartyrs Seraphim […]
December 04, 25th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST — Tone 8 (11th of Luke). Greatmartyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana, at Heliopolis in Syria (ca. 306). Glorification of Hieromartyr Protopresbyter Alexander (Hotovitzky) (1994). Ven. John of Damascus (776). St. John, Bishop of Polybotum (8th c.).