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  • Wednesday 20 March, 20.03.2019
    Hieromartyrs Basil, Ephraim, Eugene and others
    9:00 Confession
    9:30 Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
  • Saturday 23 March, 23.03.2019
    Martyr Quadratus and those with him
    8:30 Confession
    9:30 Divine Liturgy will be celebrated in Cape Town
  • Sunday 24 March, 24.03.2019
    2nd Sunday of Great Lent, St Gregory Palamas
    8:30 Confession
    9:00 Matins and Divine Liturgy
  • Saturday 30 March, 30.03.2019
    16:00 All-Night Vigil
  • Sunday 31 March, 31.03.2019
    3rd Sunday of Great Lent, Veneration of the Holy Cross
    8:30 Confession
    9:00 Divine Liturgy

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Wednesday March 20, 2019 / March 7, 2019

Second Week of the Great Lent. Tone one.
Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)

The Holy Hieromartyrs of Cherson: Basil, Ephraim, Capito, Eugene, Aetherius, Elpidius, and Agathodorus (4th c.).
New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1930).
New Hieromartyr Nilus, Virgin-martyrs Matrona, Mary, Eudocia, Ecaterina, Antonina, Nadezhda, Xenia, and Anna (1938).
Venerable Paul the Simple of Egypt, disciple of St. Anthony the Great (4th c.).
St. Paul the Confessor, bishop of Prusias in Bithynia (850).
Venerable Emilian of Rome.
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Surety of Sinners" in Korets (1622), Odrin (1843) and Moscow (1848).
Sts. Nestor and Arcadius, bishops of Tremithus (Greek).
Venerable Laurence, founder of the monastery of the Mother of God on Salamis (1707) (Greek).
St. Ephraim, Patriarch of Antioch (546).
St. Dandus and all Saints of Thrace.
St. Eosterwine, abbot of Wearmount.

The Scripture Readings

Isaiah 5:16-25 (6th Hour)
Genesis 4:16-26 (Vespers, 1st Reading)
Proverbs 5:15-6:4 (Vespers, 2nd Reading)


The Hieromartyrs of Cherson —
No Troparion is given in the Menaion.

Kontakion, Tone II "He Who dwelleth in the highest" —
The radiant day of the pastors who were bishops in Cherson/ hath dawned with splendor./ We hymn the feast of those who suffered for the sheep of Christ./ O hieromartyrs, entreat Christ, the chief Shepherd,/ that He honor us with a place with the sheep on His right hand,/ that we may cry aloud to you:// Rejoice, O sacred fathers who shed your blood for Christ!