Liturgical Calendar for the Year of Grace 2019

Menaion: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Date Day Tone Matins
Gospel
Description
January 1 Tue     Circumcision of the Lord;  Feast of St. Basil the Great
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy - Moleben to Saint Basil
January 4 Fri     Royal Hours of Theophany (adapted)
January 6 Sun * * Theophany of Our Lord
Vespers - Vespers with Divine Liturgy - Great Compline - Matins - Divine Liturgy - Great Blessing of Water
January 7 Mon 8   Synaxis of the holy Forerunner, Prophet and Baptist John
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
January 13 Sun 1 1 Sunday after Theophany
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
January 20 Sun 2 2 Thirty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost; Venerable Father Euthymius
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
January 27 Sun 3 3 Thirty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost; Translation of the relics of St. John Chrysostom
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
January 30 Wed       Feast of the Three Holy Bishops: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
February 2 Sat       Meeting of Our Lord with Simeon and Anna
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
February 3 Sun 4 4 Thirty-seventh Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday of Zacchaeus; Synaxis of Simeon and Anna
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
February 10 Sun 5 5 Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
February 17 Sun 6 6 Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
February 23 Sat     First All-Souls' Saturday (commemoration of the departed)
Divine Liturgy - Parastas
February 24 Sun 7 7 Meatfare Sunday; First and Second Finding of the Head of John the Baptist
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy
March 2 Sat     Cheesefare Saturday (commemoration of all holy ascetics)
Divine Liturgy
March 3 Sun 8 8 Cheesefare Sunday
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy - Sunday evening Vespers
March 3 - April 12       The Great Fast
Sunday Evening Vespers - Daily Matins - Third and Sixth Hour - Great Compline
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts - see the Presanctified books for propers
March 4-10       First Week of the Great Fast 
March 9 Sat     First Saturday of the Great Fast (commemoration of the miracle of Saint Theodore); Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebaste
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts - Divine Liturgy
March 10 Sun 1 9 First Sunday of the Great Fast (Sunday of Orthodoxy)
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy - Sunday afternoon Vespers
March 11-17       Second Week of the Great Fast 
March 16 Sat     Second All-Souls' Saturday (commemoration of the departed)
Divine Liturgy
March 17 Sun 2 10 Second Sunday of the Great Fast
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy (Palamas) - Sunday afternoon Vespers
March 18-24       Third Week of the Great Fast 
March 23 Sat     Third All-Souls' Saturday (commemoration of the departed)
Divine Liturgy
March 24 Sun 3 11 Third Sunday of the Great Fast (Veneration of the Holy Cross); Pre-festive Day of the Annunciation
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy
March 25-31       Fourth Week of the Great Fast 
March 25 Mon     Annunciation of the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Vespers with Divine Liturgy (short)
March 30 Sat     Fourth All-Souls' Saturday (commemoration of the departed)
Divine Liturgy
March 31 Sun 4 1 Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast  (St. John Climacus)
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy - Sunday afternoon Vespers
April 1-7       Fifth Week of the Great Fast 
April 4 Thu     Matins of the Great Canon of Repentence of St. Andrew of Crete
April 6 Sat     Akathistos Saturday
Divine Liturgy - Akathist Hymn
April 7 Sun 5 2 Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy - Sunday afternoon Vespers
April 8-12       Sixth Week of the Great Fast (which ends on Friday)
April 13 Sat     Lazarus Saturday
Divine Liturgy
April 14 Sun *   Palm (Flowery) Sunday
Vespers - Matins - Blessing of Psalms - Divine Liturgy - Sunday evening Vespers (complete)
April 15-20       Great and Holy Week 
April 15 Mon     Great and Holy Monday
Bridegroom Matins
April 16 Tue     Great and Holy Tuesday
Bridegroom Matins
April 17 Wed     Great and Holy Wednesday
Bridegroom Matins - Holy Anointing (troparia)
April 18 Thu     Great and Holy Thursday
Matins - Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil (propers only)
April 19 Fri     Great and Holy Friday
Matins - Vespers
April 20 Sat     Great and Holy Saturday
Matins - Vespers and Divine Liturgy
April 21 Sun * - PASCHA: The Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ  
Midnight Office - Matins - Divine Liturgy - Paschal Hours - Vespers
April 21-26       Bright Week
Matins (Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday) - Paschal Hours - Vespers
April 23 Tue     Bright Tuesday; Great Martyr George the Wonder-worker
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
April 27 Sun 1  1 Thomas Sunday
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
May 5 Sun 2 3 Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
May 12 Sun 3 4 Sunday of the Paralytic
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
May 15 Wed     Mid-Pentecost
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
May 19 Sun 4 7 Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
May 26 Sun 5 8 Sunday of the Man Born Blind
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
May 29 Wed     Leave-taking of Pascha
May 30 Thu     The Ascension of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
June 2 Sun 6 10 Sunday of the Fathers of the First Nicean Council
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
June 8 Sat     Memory of all Faithful Departed (fifth All Souls Saturday)
Divine Liturgy
June 9 Sun *   Pentecost Sunday
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy - Moleben to the Holy Spirit - Sunday afternoon Vespers (complete)
June 15 Sat     Leave-taking of Pentecost
June 16 Sun 8 1 Sunday of All Saints
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy
June 17 - June 28       The Apostles' Fast
June 23 Sun 1 2 Second Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
June 24 Mon     Birth of the Holy Prophet, Apostle and Forerunner John
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
June 29 Sat     The Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
Vespers - Matins (complete service) - Divine Liturgy
June 30 Sun 2 3 Third Sunday after Pentecost; the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
July 4 Thu     Independence Day (United States)
Divine Liturgy
July 7 Sun 3 4 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
July 14 Sun 4 5 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost; Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Councils
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
July 20 Sat     Holy Prophet Elijah
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
July 21 Sun 5 6 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
July 28 Sun 6 7 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
August 1-14       Dormition Fast
Paraklesis
August 1 Thu     Procession of the Holy Cross
Lesser Blessing of Water
August 4 Sun 7 8 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
August 6 Wed     The Transfiguration of the Lord
Vespers - Matins - Divine Liturgy - another version
August 11 Sun 8 9 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, and postfestive day of the Transfiguration
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
August 15 Thu     The Dormition of the Mother of God 
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy
August 18 Sun 1 10 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, and postfestive day of the Dormition
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
August 25 Sun 2 11 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
August 29 Thu     Beheading of Saint John the Baptist
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
September 1 Sun 3 1 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost; Beginning of the Church Year
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
September 8 Sun 4 * Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Nativity of the Mother of God
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
September 14 Sat     Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy - Moleben
September 15 Sun 5 3 Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
September 16 Mon     We begin the continuous reading of the Gospel of Saint Luke at the 
Divine Liturgy, which will continue until the Great Fast.
September 22 Sun 6 4 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
September 26 Thu     Dormition of Saint John the Theologian
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
September 29 Sun 7 5 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
October 1 Tue   Protection of the Mother of God
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
October 6 Sun 8 6 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost; Holy Apostle Thomas
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
October 13 Sun 1 7 Sunday of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
October 20 Sun 2 7 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
October 26 Sat     Holy Great-martyr Demetrius
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
October 27 Sun 3 9 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
October 31 Thu Holy Martyr Theodore Romzha, Bishop of Mukachevo
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
November 3 Sun 4 10 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
November 8 Fri     The Holy Archangel Michael and all the Angelic Powers
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
November 10 Sun 5 11 Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
November 15 -
  December 24
      St. Phillip's Fast
Emmanuel Moleben (supplement)
November 17 Sun 6 1 Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
November 21 Thu     Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy
November 24 Sun 7 2 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, and postfestive day of the Entrance
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
November 28 Thu     Thanksgiving Day
Divine Liturgy - Moleben
December 1 Sun 8 3 Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
December 6 Fri     Holy Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra
Vespers (samohlasen) - Matins - Divine Liturgy
December 8 Sun 1 4 Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost; Maternity of Holy Anna
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
December 15 Sun 2 5 Second Sunday before the Nativity (Sunday of the Forefathers)
Vespers - Divine Liturgy
December 22 Sun 3 6 Sunday before the Nativity (Sunday of the Ancestors)
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
December 24 Tue     Vigil of the Nativity
Royal Hours (adapted)
December 25 Wed     Nativity of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ
Vespers with Divine Liturgy - Great Compline (short) - Matins - Divine Liturgy
December 26 Thu     Synaxis of the Mother of God
Divine Liturgy
December 27 Fri     The Holy Apostle and First-Martyr Stephen
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
December 29 Sun 4 7 Sunday after Nativity; The Commemoration of the Relatives of the Lord: Saints Joseph, James and David
Vespers (samohlasen) - Divine Liturgy
December 31 Tue Leave-taking of the Nativity of the Lord

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