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Orthodox Liturgy and Calendar for December
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Christmas Eve Mass will be at 11-30pm Saturday 24th December Church of The Holy Rosary Castlebar All are most welcome details from clergy on 0876564738

Sunday 11th December 230pm Orthodox Eastern Rite Liturgy (feast of Saint Lucy virgin and martyr) The Church of Holy Rosary Castlebar all are most welcome during Mass novena to Saint Sharbel and anointing of all present with oil from Saints tomb more details on 0876564738

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

Thursday

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 Holy Christmas Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh Solemnity no fasting

Sunday Holy Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh Solemnity no fasting

Monday Saint Stephen Martyr , Martyr Boniface At Tarsus in Cilica (290)
St Boniface The Marciful, Bishop of Florence (6th)

Tuesday ( Wine Oil)
Hieromartyr Ignatius The God-Bearer, Bishop of Antichoc (107) Repose of St John of Kronstadt (1908)

Wedneday
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 Forefeast of Nativity of Christ. Great Martyr Anastasia, " Deliverer From Bonds", Her Teacher, Martyr Chrysogonus, and Her Martyr Theodota (304)

Friday .
Ten Martyrs of Crete (3rd). St Niphon, Bishop of Cyprus (4th) St Nahum of Orchid (9th)
Dedication of Church of Holy Wisdom, Constantinople.

Saturday
Virgin Martyr Eugenia of Rome, and With Her The Martyrs Philip, and Her Father, Protus, Hyacinth, Basilla, and Claudia.


Monday Fast-Free : Synaxis of The Most Holy Theotokos.
Hieromartyr Euthymius, Bishop of Sardis (C840)

Tuesday fast free ) 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 2016

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)




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