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  • Wednesday 22 May, 22.05.2019
    Midfeast of Pentecost and Translation of the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker
    9:00 Confession
    9:30 Divine Liturgy
  • Friday 24 May, 24.05.2019
    Saints Mefodius and Ciryl - The Namesday of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril
    9:00 Confession
    9:30 Divine Liturgy
  • Sunday 26 May, 26.05.2019
    5th Sunday of Pascha, of the Samaritan
    9:00 Liturgy in St George Cathedral in Cape Town
    9:00 Akhaphist to St Sergius in Midrand

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Tuesday May 21, 2019 / May 8, 2019

Fourth Week of Pascha. Tone three.

Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian (98-117).
Venerable Arsenius the Great of Scetis (448).
Venerables Arsenius the Lover of Labor (14th c.) and Pimen the Ascetic (12th c.), of the Kiev Caves.
Martyrs Nicephorus (1942).
Translation of the relics (1785) of Venerable Arsenius of Novgorod, fool-for-Christ (1570).
Venerable Hierax of Egypt (5th c.).
The Monks Zosima and Adrian of Volokolamsk (15-16th c.).
St. Emilia (375), mother of Sts. Macrina, Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa.
Venarable Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves (13-14th c.).
St. Macarius of Ghent, archbishop (1012) (Neth.).
St. Iduberga, foundress of Nijvel (652) (Neth.).
Commemoration of the healing of blinded Stephen by the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Cassiopia.
Hiermartyrs Indract and Comp, at Shapwick.
St. Wiro, bishop of Utrecht.
St. Odger, hierodeacon, of Odilienberg.
St. Milles the Melode, monk(Greek)

The Scripture Readings

John 21:15-25 Matins Gospel
Acts 10:21-33
John 7:1-13
1 John 1:1-7 Apostle
John 19:25-27; 21:24-25 Apostle


St. John the Theologian, Troparion, Tone II —
O beloved apostle of Christ God,/ haste thou to deliver a defenseless people./ He Who permitted thee to recline against His breast/ receiveth thee, prostrate in supplication./ Him do thou beseech, O theologian,/ that He dispel the gloom of the nations which doth beset us,// asking for us peace and great mercy.

Kontakion to St. Arsenius, Tone III: "Today the Virgin..." —
From Rome thou didst shine forth like the great sun,/ and thou didst reach the imperial city, O all-blessed one,/ illumining it with thy words and deeds/ and dis­pelling all the darkness of ignorance.// Wherefore, we honor thee, O venerable Arsenius, thou glory of the fathers.

Kontakion of the Apostle, Tone II —
Who can recount thy mighty works, O virgin apostle?/ For thou pourest out miracles/ and dost cause healings to flow forth;/ and thou prayest for our souls,// in that thou art a theologian and the friend of Christ.