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Tuesday April 07, 2020 / March 25, 2020

Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone one.
Great Lent. Fish Allowed

The Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.
New Hieromartyr Tikhon, patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1925).
Venerable Sabbas the New (1948).
"Annunciation" (16th c.) Icon of the Mother of God.
Martyrs Pelagia, Theodosia, and Dula of Nicomedia, who suffered under Valentinian.
Venerable Parthenius of the Kiev Caves (1855).
St. Senuphius the Wonderworker of Latomos (9th c.).
St. Nicander of Pskov (1581).

The Scripture Readings

Exodus 3:1-8 Theotokos
Proverbs 8:22-30 Theotokos
Luke 1:39-49, 56 Matins Gospel
Hebrews 2:11-18 Theotokos
Luke 1:24-38 Theotokos
Isaiah 49:6-10 (6th Hour)
Genesis 31:3-16 (Vespers, 1st Reading)
Proverbs 21:3-21 (Vespers, 2nd Reading)


Annunciation, Troparion, Tone IV —
Today is the crown of our salvation,/ and the revelation of the mystery which is from before the ages!/ The Son of God becometh the Son of the Virgin,/ and Gabriel announceth the glad tidings of grace./ Wherefore, with him let us cry out to the Theotokos:/ Rejoice, O thou who art full of grace!// The Lord is with thee!

Kontakion, Tone VIII Automelon —
To thee, the Champion Leader, we, thy servants, dedicate a feast of victory and of thanksgiving,/ as ones rescued out of sufferings, O Theotokos;/ but as thou art one with might which is invincible,/ from all dangers that can be do thou deliver us, that we may cry to thee:// Rejoice, thou Bride unwedded!