Please note Christmas Orthodox Liturgy 1130pm 24th December Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar ( for Orthodox Catholics following the New Calendar) all are most welcome May we wish Gods blessing on Father John Gosgrove the Reverend Clergy and Parishioners of the Holy Rosary Parish and all in Castlebar at this Holy Season
Sunday 1st December Holy Orthodox Liturgy 3-30pm Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar all are most welcome confessions before liturgy.
Confessions during fasting period till Orthodox Christmas Eve on Sunday 6th January please contact clergy or before Divine Liturgy this Sunday 2nd December.
Please note Monday 6thJanurary is Orthodox Christmas Eve the Holy Liturgy is at 9pm in church of the holy rosary Castlebar All are most welcome
Monday Fast Day ( Fish, Wine Oil) St Sabas The Santified (532)
Tuesday Fast Day (Fish, Wine Oil) St Nicolas The Wonder-Worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia (C354) New Hieromartyr Gregory Peradze ( Georgia, Poland 1942)
Wednesday Fast Day St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (397) St Gregory, Founder of Grigoriou Monastery (Mt Athios 14th
Fast Day ( Wine Oil) St Patapius of Thebes (8th) Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus,
Friday Fast Day (Wine Oil) The Conception of The Most Holy Theotokos By The Righteous Anna
Prophetess Anna (Hannah), Mother of Prophet Samuel (11oobc)
Icon of The Most Holy Theotokops, Unexpected Joy
Saturday Fast Day (Wine Oil) Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus of Alexandria (C313)
St Joasaph, Bishop of Belgorod (1754)
Sunday Fast Day ( Fish, Wine Oil) 26th Sunday After Pentecost Sunday of The Forefathers
St Daniel The Stylite of Constantinople (489-90) St Nikon The Dry of The Kiev Caves (12th)
Hieromartyr Metropolitian Seraphim ( Chichagov) (1937)
Monday Fast Day ( Fish Wine Oil) St Spyridon The Wonder-Worker, Bishop of Tremithus (C348)
Hieromartyr Alexander, Bishop of Jerusalem (252)
Tuesday Fast Day ( Fish Wine Oil) Martyrs Thyrus, Leucis, and Callinicus of Apollonia (249-51)
Wednesday Fast Day Virgin-Martyr Lucy of Syracuse (304) Hieromartyr Gabriel 1 St Patriarch of Bursa ( 1659)
Thursday Fast Day. Hieromartyr Eleutherius, Bishop of Illyria, and His Mother, Martyr Anthia (2nd)
St Stephen The Confessor , Bishop of Sourozh in Crimea (787) St Paul of Latros (955) St Peter Moghila, Metroploitian of Kiev (1647)
Friday Fast Day Prophet Haggai ( Aggaeus) (520bc) St Eusebius of Vercellae, Martyr (371)
St Theophano The Empress (893-4)
Saturday Fast Day ( Fish, Wine Oil) Prophet Daniel and Three Holy Children: Ananias, Azarias, and Misel (600bc)
St Dionysisus, Bishop of Aegina, The Wonder-Worker (1622)
Sunday Fast Day 27th Sunday After Pentecost. Sunday Before The Nativity of Christ, On Which We Commemorate All The Righteous Who Pleased God, From Adam Down To Joseph The Betrothed of The Mother of God.
Martyr Sebastian At Rome and His Companions (C287) St Modestus, Patriarch of Jerusalem (633-4)
Monday Fast Day Martyr Boniface At Tarsus in Cilica (290)
St Boniface The Marciful, Bishop of Florence (6th)
Tuesday Fast Day ( Wine Oil) Forefeast of Nativity of Christ.
Hieromartyr Ignatius The God-Bearer, Bishop of Antichoc (107) Repose of St John of Kronstadt (1908)
Wedneday Fast Day Forefeast of Nativity of Christ.
Virgin-Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia (304) St Peter Metroploitian of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia (1326) St Juliana, Princess of Vyazma (1406) St Procopius of Vyatka, Fool-For-Christ (1628)
Thursday Fast-Day Forefeast of Nativity of Christ. Great Martyr Anastasia, " Deliverer From Bonds", Her Teacher, Martyr Chrysogonus, and Her Martyr Theodota (304)
Friday Fast-Day Forefest of Nativity of Christ.
Ten Martyrs of Crete (3rd). St Niphon, Bishop of Cyprus (4th) St Nahum of Orchid (9th)
Dedication of Church of Holy Wisdom, Constantinople.
Saturday Fast-Day (Wine Oil) Eve of Nativity of Christ.
Saturday Before Nativity of Christ.
Virgin Martyr Eugenia of Rome, and With Her The Martyrs Philip, and Her Father, Protus, Hyacinth, Basilla, and Claudia.
Monday Fast-Free Second Day of The Feast of The Nativity: Synaxis of The Most Holy Theotokos.
Hieromartyr Euthymius, Bishop of Sardis (C840)
Tuesday fast free The Nativity Of Our Lord Jesus Christ ( Western rite) Commemoration of The Shepherds in Bethlehem Who Were Watching Their Flocks and Went To See The Lord.
Wednesday Fast-Free After-Feast of Nativity. Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen (34)
The 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia (302) Apostle Nicanor The Deacon (38)
St Symon The Myrr-Flowing of Mt Athos (14th)
Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky ), Archbishop of Vereya (1929)
Thursday Fast-Free After-Feast of Nativity of Christ.
The infants ( Holy innocents) Slain By Herod At Bethlehem St Trophime, Bishop of Arles (C250)
Friday Fast-Free After-Feast of Nativity of Christ,
Virgin Martyr Anysia At Thessalonica ( 285-305) Timon The Deacon, Apostle of The Seventy (1st)
St Macarius, Metropolitian of Moscow )1563)
Saturday Fast-Free Saturday Before The Theophany. Leave-Taking of Nativity of Christ.
St Melania The Younger of Rome (439) Martyr Zoticus, Keeper of Orphans (4th) Hieromartyr Thaddeus, Archbishop of Tver (1937)
We The Orthodox Community Would Like To Extend The Holy Greetings of The Nativity of Christ and Theophany To Canon John and All Rev Clergy and Parishioners of The Parish of The Holy Rosary Castlebar For All Your Kindness and Support and Gods Blessing On You All For 2013
Translation of Relics of St Philothea The New To Curtea De Arges (14th) St Nilus of Stolbensk Lake (1554)
St Anthony, Abbot of Siya (Novogorod 1556)
Epaphroditus, and Onesiphorus, of The Seventy (1st)