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Orthodox Calendar Castlebar for December 2010
4, Dec 2010 - 10:31
Please Note Times of These Liturgies For Those Orthodox Christians Following These Calendars, We Are Commemorating Festivals of All Our Traditions So All May Be Take Part On This Holy Season.
Orthodox Christmas Day (New Calendar Orthodox Catholics) Divine Liturgy 11-30pm 24th December Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar (Greek Orthodox and Other Orthodox Catholics Following This Calendar)
Orthodox Christmas Day (Old Calendar Orthodox Catholics) (Russian and Others Following Old Calendar) Divine Liturgy 630pm January 6th
Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar (Blessing of Holy Waters) Liturgy
Wednesday 1st December Fast Day St.Philaret The Merciful of Paphlagonia (792)
Thursday 2nd December Fast Day. Prophet Habakkuk (Abbacum,Avakkum 7th Bc) St.Cyril of Philea (1110)
St. Alexis Kabaliuk, Apostle of Carpatho-Russia (1947)
Friday 3rd December Fast Day. Prophet Zephaniah (Sophonias) (635-605bc) St Sabas, Abbott of Zvenigorod, Disciple of St Sergius of Radonezh (1406)
St George of Cernica (Romania 1806) New Martyr John Sarv (Estonia 1937)
Saturday 4th December Fast Day (Fish, Wine, Oil) Great Martyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana, At Heliopolis in Syria (C306)
St John of Damascus (C749). New Martyr Seraphim, Bishop of Phanarion (1601)
Sunday 5th December Fast Day. (Fish, Wine, Oil) 28th Sunday After Pentecost
Divine Liturgy 330pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar
Monday 6th December Fast Day (Wine, Oil) St St Nicolas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia Wonder-Worker (C345)
Hieromartyr Gregory Peradze (Georgia, Poland 1942)
Tuesday 7th December Fast Day (Wine, Oil) St Ambrose of Milan (397). St Gregory, Founder of Grigoriou Monastery (Mt Athos 14th). Translation of Relics of St Philothea The New To Curtea Dec Arges (14th) St Nilus of Stolbensk Lake (1554) St Anthony, Abbot of Siya (Novgorod1556)
Wednesday 8th December Fast Day. St Patapius of Thebes (8th) Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, and Onesiphorus, of The Seventy (1st) St Sophronius, Archbishop of Cyprus (6th)
Thursday 9th December Fast Day. (Fish, Wine, Oil) The Conception of The Most Holy Theotokos By The Righteous Anna.
Prophetess Anna (Hanna) Mother of Prophet Samuel (1100bc) Icon of The Most Holy Theotokos "Unexpected Joy"
Friday 10th December Fast Day. Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus of Alexandria (C313)
St Joasaph, Bishop of Belgorod (1754)
Saturday 11th December Fast Day. (Fish, Wine, Oil) St Daniel The Stylite of Constantinople (489-490)
St Nikon The Dry of Kiev Caves (12th) Hieromartyr Metroploitian Seraphim (Chichagov) (1937)
Sunday 12th December Fast Day (Fish, Wine, Oil) 29th Sunday After Pentecost Sunday of Forefathers. St Spyridon The Wonderworker, Bishop of Tremithus (C 348) Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop of (Jerusalem) (C 251)
Monday 13th December Fast Day (Wine, Oil) St German (Herman) of Alaska, Wonder Worker of All America (1837)
Martyrs Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius, and Orestes, At Sebaste (4th) Virgin-Martyr Lucy of Syracuse (304) Hieromartyr Gabriel 1st Patriarch, At Bursa (1659)
Wednesday 15th December Fast Day. Hieromartyr Eleutherius, Bishop of Illyria, and His Mother, Martyr Anthia (2nd)
St Stephen The Confessor, Bishop of Sourozh in The Crimea (787) St Paul of Latros (955) St Peter Moghila, Metroploitan of Kiev (1647)
Thursday 16th December Fast Day. (Wine, Oil) Prophet Haggai (Aggaeus) (520bc) St Eusebius of Vercellae, Martyr (371)
St Theophano The Empress (893-894)
Friday 17th December Fast Day. (Fish, Wine, Oil) Prophet Daniel and The Three Holy Children Ananias, Azarias, and Misael (600bc), St Dionysius, Bishop of Aegina, The Wonderworker (1622)
Saturday 18th December Fast Day. Saturday Before The Nativity of Christ. Martyr Sebastian At Rome and His Companions (C 287) St Modestus, Patriarch of Jerusalem (633-634)
Sunday 19th December. Fast Day. (Fish, Wine, Oil) 30th Sunday After Pentecost. Sunday Before Nativity of Christ, On Which We Commemorate All The Righteous Who Pleased God, Before Adam Down To Joseph The Betrothed of Mother of God.
Monday 20st December Fast Day. Forefeast of Nativity of Christ.. Great Martyr Anastasia, "Deliverer From Bonds", Her Teacher Martyr Chrysogonus, and Martyr Theodota (304)
Tuesday 21nd December Fast Day. Forefeast of Nativity of Christ. Ten Martyrs of Crete (3rd) St Nipon, Bishop of Cyprus (4th) St Nahum of Ochid (9th) Dedication of The Church of Holy Wisdom, Constantinople
Wednesday 22rd December Fast Day. Forefeast of Nativity of Christ.
Thusday 23rd December Fast Day. Forefeast of Nativity of Christ
Friday 24th December. Fast Day Eve of Nativity of Christ. Virgin Martyr Eugenia of Rome, and With Her The Martyrs Philip, Her Father Protus, Hyacinth, Basilla, and Claudia (C262)
3pm The Royal Hours Readings and office
1130pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar Divine Liturgy of Birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. All Are Most Welcome
25th December Fast -Free The Nativity According To The Flesh of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The Adoration of The Magi: Melchior, Casper, and Balthaser
Commemoration of The Shepherds in Bethlehem Who Were Watching Their Flocks and Went To See The Lord.
Sunday 26th December Fast-Free Second Day of The Feast of Nativity: Synaxis of The Most Holy Theotokos
Sunday After Nativity of Christ. St Joseph The Betrothed, David The Prophet and King, and James The Brother of God. Afterfeast of Nativity of Christ.
Monday 27th December Third Day of The Feast of Nativity. Afterfeast of Nativity of Christ.
Proto Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen (34) St Theodore, Archbishop of Constantinople (686) St Theodore Graptus (The Branded), Confessor and Brother of Theophanes The Hymnographer (C840)
Tuesday 28th December Afterfeast of Nativity of Christ. The 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia (320)
Apostle Nicanor The Deacon (38) St Simon The Myrrh-Flowing of Mt Athos (14th) Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky), Archbishop of Vereya (1929)
Wednesday 29th December Afterfeast of Nativity of Christ. The Infants (Holy Innocents) Slain By Herod At Bethlehem. St Trophime, Bishop of Arles (C250)
Thursday 30th December Afterfeast of Nativity of Christ Virgin Martyr Anysia At Thessalonica (285-305)
Timon The Deacon Apostle of The Seventy (1st)
Friday 31st December Leavetaking of Nativityof Christ.
St Melania The Younger of Rome (439) Martyr Zoticus, Keeper of Orphans (4th) Hieromartyr Thaddeus, Archbishop of Tver (1937)
Please Note Thursday 6th January Orthodox Christmas Liturgy (Old Calendar) 6-30pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar Liturgy and Blessing of Waters All Are Most Welcome
We Would Like To Join With The Clergy and Parishioners of The Parish of The Holy Rosary Castlebar in Asking Gods Blessings Upon You All, and Your Families At This Holy Season and To Thank You For All Your Kindness and Support You Give To Our Community Throughout The Year
" May Birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Bring Us Life and Light and His Fathers Blessings Now and Unto Ages of Ages Amen"
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