December 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • The Holy Prophet Nahum (7th century BC); 1 Timothy 4:4-8,16; Luke 16:15-18; 17:1-4
2
  • The Holy Prophet Habakkuk (Avvakum); Athansius the Recluse (1176); Passing into Eternal Life (1973) of Blessed Ivan Sleziuk, Catacomb Bishop of Ivano-Frankivs’k and Confessor; Galatians 3:8-12; Luke 9:57-62
3
  • 26th Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 1; The Holy Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonias) (7th century BC); Ephesians 5:9-19; Luke 12:16-21
4
  • The Great-Martyr Barbara (286-305); Our Venerable Father John of Damascus (749); 1 Timothy 5:1-10; Luke 17:20-25
5
  • Our Venerable and God-bearing Father Sabbas the Sanctified (532); Galatians 5:22-6:2; Matthew 11:27-30
6
  • Our Holy Father Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia; Hebrews 13:17-21; Luke 6:17-23
7
  • Our Holy Father Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (397); 1 Timothy 6:17-21; Luke 18:31-34
8
  • Our Venerable Father Patapius; 2 Timothy 1:1-2, 8-18; Luke 19:12-28
9
  • The Conception of Saint Anna when she conceived the Most Holy Mother of God; Galatians 4:22-31; Luke 8:16-21
10
  • 27th Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 2; The Holy Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes and Eugraphus; Ephesians 6:10-17; Luke 13:10-17
11
  • Our Venerable Father Daniel the Stylite (493); 2 Timothy 2:20-26; Luke 19:37-44
12
  • Our Venerable Father Spiridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Tremithus (337-61); 2 Timothy 3:16-4:4; Luke 19:45-48
13
  • The Holy Martyrs Eustratios, Auxentius, Eugenius, Mardarius and Orestes (284-305); the Holy Martyr Lucia, the Virgin (284-305); Ephesians 6:10-17; Luke 21:12-19
14
  • The Holy Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius (249-51), Philemon, Apollonius and Callinicus (284-305); Titus 1:5-2:1; Luke 20:9-18
15
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Eleutherius; Our Venerable Father Paul of Latra (956); Our Holy Father Stephen the Confessor, Archbishop of Surozh (8th century); Titus 1:15-2:10; Luke 20:19-26
16
  • The Holy Prophet Haggai (6th c. BC); Ephesians 1:16-23; Luke 12:32-40
17
  • Sunday of the Holy Ancestors; Octoechos Tone 3; The Holy Prophet Daniel, the Three Holy Youths Ananiah (Ananias), Azariah (Azarias) and Mishael (Misael) (6th century BC); Colossians 3:4-11; Luke 14:16-24
18
  • The Holy Martyr Sebastian and His Companions; Hebrews 3:5-11, 17-19; Luke 20:27-44
19
  • The Holy Martyr Boniface (230); Hebrews 4:1-13; Luke 21:12-19
20
  • Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ; the Holy Priest-Martyr Ignatius the Godbearer (110); Hebrews 5:11-6:8; Luke 21:5-7, 10-11, 20-24
21
  • Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ; the Holy Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia (284-305); Hebrews 7:1-6; Luke 21:28-33
22
  • Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ; The Holy Great-Martyr Anastasia (305); Hebrews 7:18-25; Luke 21:37-22:8
23
  • Saturday before the Nativity of Christ; The Ten Holy Martyrs of Crete (249-51); Galatians 3:8-12; Luke 13:18-29
24
  • Sunday before the Nativity of Christ; Octoechos Tone 4; Eve of the Nativity of Christ; The Holy Venerable-Martyr Eugenia; Hebrews 11:9-10,17-23,32-40; Matthew 1:1-25
25
  • The Nativity in the Flesh of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ – Christmas; Galatians 4:4-7; Matthew 2:1-12
26
  • Post-feast of the Nativity of Christ; Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God; The Holy Priest-Martyr Euthymius, Bishop of Sardis (824); Hebrews 2:11-18; Matthew 2:13-23
27
  • Post-feast of the Nativity of Christ; the Holy Apostle, First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen; Our Venerable Father and Confessor Theodore the “Branded One” (844); Acts 6:8-7:5,47-60; Matthew 21:33-42
28
  • Post-feast of the Nativity of Christ; the Two Thousand Martyrs Who Were Burned in Nicomedia (303); Passing into eternal life (1945) of Blessed Hryhoriy (Gregory) Khomyshyn, Bishop of Stanyslaviv (Ivano-Frankivs’k) and martyr; Hebrews 10:35-11:7; Mark 9:10-16
29
  • The Holy Children who were murdered by Herod in Bethlehem; Our Venerable Father Marcellus, Hegumen of the Monastery of the Sleepless Ones (c. 470); Hebrews 11:8,11-16; Mark 9:33-41
30
  • Saturday after the Nativity of Christ; the Holy Martyr Anysia (286-305); Holy Martyr and Presbyter, Zoticus, Protector of Orphans (4th c.); 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Matthew 12:15-21
31
  • Sunday after the Nativity of Christ; Octoechos Tone 5; The Leave-taking of the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, Christmas; Our Venerable Mother Melania the Roman (439); Galatians 1:11-19; Matthew 2:13-23