Sunday 3rd March Holy Orthodox liturgy 3-30pm today Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar, all are most welcome
Sunday 18th March the Fast of Great Lent Begins Monday 19th March is clean Monday All dairy produce eggs, milk ect meat must be removed from houses Strict fasting peroid begins today for all Orthodox Christians
Please note Great Holy Week begins on Sunday 29th April Palm Sunday
Great Holy Thursday is 2nd May
Great Good Friday is 3rd May
Pascha ( Easter is Sunday 5th May
The times of the Great and Holy week liturgies will be announced in April's newsletter
Sunday 3rd March Fast Day (Wine Oil) Orthodox Liturgy 3-30pm Church of The Holy Rosary Castlebar, All Are Most Welcome.
Sunday of Orthodoxy. St Gerasimus of The Jordan (475) St Basil (Vasilko), Price of Rostov (1238) St Daniel, Prince of Moscow (1303) St Gregory, Bishop of Constantia In Cypru
Monday 4th Fast Day Martyr Canon of Isauria (1st) Martyr Conon The Gardener, of Pamphylia (3rd) St Mark The Ascetic (Egypt 5th) St Kieran (Ciaran) of Saighir (5t-6th)
Tuesday 5th Fast Day The 42 Martyrs of Amorium In Phrygia (C845) The Discovery of The Recious Cross and Precious Nails By Empress Helena In Jerusalem (326) St Kyneburga, St Kynewide and St Tibba, Abbesses of Castor (C680)
Wednesday 6th Fast Day.Hieromartyrs of Cherson Basil, Ephraim, Capito, Eugene, Aetherius, Elpidius, and Agathodorus (4th)
St Paul The Simple, Disciple of St Anthony The Great (4th) Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts Today
Thursday 7th Fast Day. St Theophylact, Bishop of Nicomedia (842). Apostle Hermas, of The Seventy (1st)
Hieromartyr Theodoret of Antichoc (4th)
Friday 8th Fast Day (Wine Oil) Forty Martyrs of Sebaste (C320) St Caesarius, Brother of St Gregory The Theologian (C369) Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
Saturday 9th Fast Day (Wine Oil) Second Saturday of Great Lent. Memorial Saturday. Martyr Quadratus of Cornith (267-268)
Sunday 10th Fast Day (Wine Oil) Second Sunday of Great Lent. St Gregory Palamas.
St Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem (638) Hieromartyr Pionius of Smyrna (250) St Alexis of Goloseievsk (Kiev 1917)
Monday 11th Fast Day Third Week of Great Lent.
St Theophanes The Confessor, of Sigriane (818) Righteous Phineas, Grandson of Aaron. St Paul Aurelian (Pol), Bishop of Leon (6th) St Gregory The Dialogist, Pope of Rome (604) St Symeon The New Theologian (1022)
Tuesday 12th Fast Day. Translation of Relics of St Nicephorus, Patriarch of Constantinople (846)
Wednesday 13th Fast Day. St Benedict of Nursia (543) St Theognostus, Metroploitian of Kiev and All Russia (1353)
Thursday 14th Fast Day. Apostle Aristobulus, of The Seventy (1st) Martyrs Agapius, Publius and Their Companions At Caesarea In Palestine (303)
Friday 15th Fast Day. Hieromartyr Alexander, Pope of Rome (119) Martyr Sabinus of Egypt (287)
St Christodoulos of Patmos (1093) St Ambrose The Confessor, Catholicos of Georgia (1927)
Saturday 16thth Fast Day. (Wine Oil) Third Saturday of Great Lent. Memorial Saturday.
St Alexius The Man of God. (411) St Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Apostle To The Irish. (?461)
St Parthenius of Kiev (1855)
Sunday 17th Third Sunday of Great Lent. Veneration of The Cross. St Cyril Archbishop of Jerusalem (386)
St Nicolas (Vvelimirovich) Bishop of Zhica (1956)
Monday 18th Fast Day. Fourth Week of Great Lent.
Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria At Rome (283) St Innocent of Komel, Disciple of St Nilus of Sora (Vologda 1521)
Tuesday 19th Fast Day. Martyr Phontini (Svachariah Etlana) The Samaritian Woman (1st)
Fathers Who Were Slain At The Monastery of St Sabas Sts John, Sergius, Patrick and Others (796)
Wednesday 20st Fast Day. St James The Congessor, Bishop of Catania (8th-9th) St Serapion The Sindonite (Egypt 4th)
St Serapion, Bishop of Thmius (Egypt C356) St Thomas, Patriarch of Constantinople (610) St Seraphim of Byritsa, Monk (Russia 1949)
Thursday 21nd Fast Day. Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra (362-3) St Paul, Bishop of Narbonne (1st)
St Isaac, Founder of Dalmatiam Monastery At Constantinople (4th)
Friday 22rd Fast Day Martyr Nikon In Sicily (251) St Nikon, Abbot of Kiev Caves (1088)
New Martyr Luke At Mytilene (1802)
Saturday 23th Fourth Saturday of Great Lent.
Memorial Saturday. Forefeast of The Annunciation. Hieromartyr Artemius (Artemon) Bishop of Seleucia (1st-2nd)
St Zachariah The Recluse (Egypt 4th)
Sunday 24th Fast Day (Fish, Wine Oil) Fourth Sunday of Great Lent. The Annunciation To Our Most Holy Lady, The Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary.
Repose of St Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1925)
Monday 25th Fast Day Fifth Week of Great Lent.
Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel. Hieromartyr Irenaeus, Bishop of Sirmium In Hungary (303)
St Basil The New, Anchorite, Near Constantinople (10th)
Tuesday 26th Fast Day Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica (3rd-4th). Maryrs Philetas The Senator and His Wife Lydia, In Illyria (177-138) St John The Anchorite, of Lycopolis (Egypt 394-5)
Wednesday 27th Fast Day. St Hilarion The New, Abbot of Pelecete On Mt Olympus (Bithynia C754)
St Stephen The Wonderworker, Abbot of Trglia (Bithynia 9th) Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
Thursday 28th Fast Day. Hieromartyr Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, and Martyr Cyril The Deacon, of Heliopolis, Who Suffered Under Julian The Apostate (C364). St Diadochus, Bishop of Photice (5th)
Friday 29th Fast Day (Wine Oil) St John Climacus of Sinai, Author of The Ladder (7th)
Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, and Epaphroditus, of The Seventy (1st)
St Sophronius, Bishop of Irkutsk (1771)
Saturday 30st Fast Day. Wine Oil Fifth Sunday of Great Lent. Saturday of The Akathist of The Most Holy Theotokos.
St Hypatius The Wonderworker, Bishop of Gangra (C326) St Jonah, Metroploitian of Moscow and All Russia (1461)
St Innocent Metroploitian of Moscow, Enlightener of The Aleuts and Apostle To The Americas (1879)
New Martyr Nun Maria (Skobtsova) (France 1945) Appearance of The Iveron (Iberian) Icon of The Most Holy Theotokos.
Sunday 31st 2nd Sunday of Great Lent.