Orthodox Calendar

Secular (Gregorian) calendar / Julian calendar

March, 18 2018/March, 5 2018

Venerable John Lestvichnik (movable holiday on the 4th Sunday of the Great Lent).

Troparion, Tone I

Thou didst prove to be a freeman of the desert, an angel in a body, and a wonder-worker, O our God - bearing Father John. By fasting, vigil and prayer thou didst obtain heavenly gifts, and thou healest the sick and the souls of those who have recourse to thee with faith. Glory to Him Who gave thee strength, glory to Him Who crowned thee, glory to Him Who works through thee healings for all.

Kontakion, Tone I

Offering ever-blossoming fruits of learning from thy book, O wise one, thou delightest the hearts of those who study it seriously, O blessed one. For it is a ladder which leads up from the earth to the heavenly and abiding glory souls who with faith honour thee.

Venerable John Lestvichnik (movable holiday on the 4th Sunday of the Great Lent). Martyr Conon of Isauria (2nd c.). St. Nicholas (1919). New Hieromartyr John priest and New Hieromartyrs Mardarius and Theopane (1938). St. Nicholas (Velimirovich), bishop of Ochrid and Zhicha, Serbia (1956) (Serbia). Uncovering of the relics (1996) of St. Luke, hierarch-surgeon of Simferopol (1961). Translation of the relics (1463) of St. Theodore, prince of Smolensk and Yaroslav (1299), and his children Sts. David (1321) and Constantine. Monk-martyr Adrian, abbot of Poshekhonye (1550) and his fellow-ascetic St. Leonidas (1549). Martyr Onisius of Isauria (2nd c.). Martyr Conon the Gardener of Pamphylia (251). Virgin-martyr Irais (Rhais) of Antinoe in Egypt (3rd c.) and with her Martyr Archelaus and 152 Martyrs in Egypt. Martyr Eulogius of Palestine. Martyr Eulampius of Palestine. Venerable Mark the Faster of Egypt (5th c.). Venerable Hesychius the Faster of Bithynia (790). "Nurtured Up-Bringing" Icon of the Mother of God.

The Scripture Readings
John 20:11-18 (8th Matins Gospel)
Hebrews 6:13-20
Mark 9:17-31
Ephesians 5:9-19 (Venerable John Lestvichnik)
Matthew 4:25-5:12 (Venerable John Lestvichnik)

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Regular services
9:15 - Confession; 9:45am - Hours; 10:00am - Liturgy


April 8 - Pascha of the Lord




Sunday February 18 @ 3 P.M.

Forgiveness Vespers  *Saint John the Baptist Church—Perth Amboy, New Jersey


Sunday February 18 @ 1 P.M.

Forgiveness Vespers  *Saint Nicholas Church—New York City, New York


Sunday February 25

Sunday of Orthodoxy  *Attend Your Local Event


Wednesday February 28 @ 6:30 P.M.

Presanctified Liturgy  *Saint John the Baptist Church—Rahway, New Jersey


Saturday March 3 @ 2 P.M.

Akathist to the Theotokos  *Saint Mary Church—Yonkers, New York


Sunday March 4 @ 4 P.M.

Lenten Vespers  *Holy Ghost Church—Manville, New Jersey


Saturday March 10 @ 6 P.M.

Canon of Repentance  *Saint Nicholas Church—Elizabeth, New Jersey Sunday


March 11 @ 4 P.M.

Moleben to the Cross  *Saint Ephrosynia Church—South River, New Jersey Wednesday


March 14 @ 7 P.M.

Presanctified Liturgy  *Saint Mary Church—Bayonne, New Jersey


Saturday March 17 @ 5:30 P.M.

Great Vespers  *Saint Gregory of Nyssa Church—Seaford, New York


Wednesday March 21 @ 6:30 P.M.

Presanctified Liturgy  *Saints Peter and Paul Church—Rockaway, New Jersey


Friday March 30 @ 6:30 P.M.

Presanctified Liturgy  *Saint John the Baptist Church—Perth Amboy, New Jersey