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Monday of the 2nd Week

Scripture readings for Monday of the 2nd Week on 27 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Callistratus the Martyr & his 49 Companions; Mark, Aristarchos, and Zenon, Apostles of the 70; Akylina the New Martyr of Thessaloniki; and Gideon the Righteous.

The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian

Scripture readings for the Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian on Sunday, 26 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate the Removal of the Honorable Head of Apostle Andrew the First-Called.

Saturday of the 1st Week

Scripture readings for Saturday of the 1st Week, on 25 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Euphrosyne of Alexandria; Paphnoutios the Martyr & his 546 Companions in Egypt; the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos of Evangelistria; Mochos; our Righteous Father Sergius of Radonezh; and Finbar the Confessor, First Bishop of Cork.

Commemoration of the Miracle of the Theotokos Myrtidiotissis in Kythyra

Scripture readings for the Commemoration of the Miracle of the Theotokos Myrtidiotissis in Kythyra on Friday, 24 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Thecla the Protomartyr & Equal to the Apostles; Silouan of Athos; Stephen the Martyr; the Most Holy Theotokos of Palianis; Coprios the Righteous; and Juvenaly & Peter the Aleut, New Martyrs of Alaska.

The Conception of St. John the Baptist

Scripture readings for the Conception of St. John the Baptist on Thursday, 23 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Xanthippe & Polyxene the Righteous, John the New Martyr of Epiros, and Nicholas the New Martyr.

Wednesday of the 1st Week

Scripture readings for Wednesday of the 1st Week on 22 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope; Phocas the Cyprian; Isaac & Martinos the Martyrs; and the 26 Monk-martyrs of Zographou Monastery martyred by the Latins.

Apodosis of the Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross

Scripture readings for the Apodosis of the Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross on 21 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Quadratus the Apostle; Jonah the Prophet; and Isaakios & Meletios, Bishops of Cyprus.

Eustathius the Great Martyr, his wife and two children

Scripture readings for the feast of Eustathius the Great Martyr, his wife, and their two children on 20 September 2021. On this day within the Afterfeast of the Holy Cross, we also commemorate our Righteous Father Eustathius, Archbishop of Thessolonica; Hilarion the New Martyr of Crete; and John the Foreigner.

Sunday after Holy Cross

Scripture readings for the Sunday after Holy Cross on 19 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Trophimus, Sabbatius, & Dorymedon the Martyrs; Plato the new Hieromartyr of Patmos; and Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Saturday after Holy Cross

Scripture readings for the Saturday of the Afterfeast of the Holy Cross on 18 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Eumenius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gortynia; and Ariadne the Martyr.

13th Friday after Pentecost

Scripture readings for the 13th Friday after Pentecost on 17 September 2021. On this day within the Afterfeast of the Holy Cross, we also commemorate Sophia & her three daughters: Faith, Hope, and Love; and Herakleides & Myron, Bishops of Cyprus.

Euphemia the Great Martyr

Scripture readings for the feast of St. Euphemia the Great Martyr on 16 September 2021, the 13th Thursday after Pentecost, in the Afterfeast of the Holy Cross. On this day, we also commemorate Sebastiana, Disciple of St. Paul the Apostle; Dorotheos the Hermit of Egypt; Melitina the Martyr; Ninian the Enlightener of Scotland; and Edith the Nun of Wilton Abbey.

Nikitas the Great Martyr

Scripture readings for the feast of Nikitas the Great Martyr on 15 September 2021, the 13th Wednesday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate Philotheos the Righteous; Bessarion of Larissa; our Righteous Father Symeon, Archbishop of Thessolonica; John the New Martyr of Crete; the Afterfeast of the Holy Cross; and Porphyrios the Actor.

Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross

Scripture readings for the Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross on 14 September 2021, the 13th Tuesday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate the 6th Ecumenical Council, also called the Third Council of Constantinople, which met from 680-681. Among the acts of the council were condemnations of monenergism and monothelitism.

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross

Scripture readings for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross on 13 September 2021, the 13th Monday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate the consecration of the Church of the Holy Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre), Cornelius the Centurion & Martyr, Aristides the Philosopher, and Hierotheos the Righteous of Iveron Monastery on Mount Athos.

Sunday before Holy Cross

Scripture readings for the Sunday before Holy Cross on 12 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate the Apodosis of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary; Autonomos the Martyr; Hieromartyr Cornatus, Bishop of Iconium; Daniel of Thassos; Julian the Martyr; and Theodore the Hieromartyr of Alexandria.

Saturday before Holy Cross

Scripture readings for the Saturday before Holy Cross on 11 September 2021, the 12th Saturday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate Theodora of Alexandria, Euphrosynos the Cook, Demetrios & Evanthea the Martyrs & their son Demetrianos, Sergius and Herman of Valaam (in Finland), the Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, and Deinol the First Bishop of Bangor.

Menodora, Metrodora, & Nymphodora the Martyrs

Scripture readings for the feast of Menodora, Metrodora, & Nymphodora the Martyrs on 10 September 2021, the 12th Friday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate Poulcheria the Empress, and the Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

The Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna

Scripture readings for the feast of the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna on 09 September 2021, the 12th Thursday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate Severian the Martyr of Sebastia, Theophanes the Confessor, the Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, and the Memory of the Third Holy Ecumenical Council in Ephesus.

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Scripture readings for The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary on 08 September 2021, the 11th Wednesday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate Sophronios, Bishop of Iberia.

12th Tuesday after Pentecost

Scripture readings for the 12th Tuesday after Pentecost on 07 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos; Sozon the Martyr; Kassiani the Hymnographer; Euodos and Onesiphoros, Apostles of the 70; John the Wonderworker of Novgorod; and John and Sergios, Bishops of Lerna.

Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae)

Scripture readings for the Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae) on 06 September 2021, the 12th Monday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate the Holy Martyr Calodote.

11th Sunday of Matthew

Scripture readings for the 11th Sunday of Matthew on 5 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate the Holy Prophet Zacharias, Father of the Venerable Forerunner; and Urban, Theodore, & Medimnos the Hieromartyrs and the 77 Companions at Nicomedea.

11th Saturday after Pentecost

Scripture readings for the 11th Saturday after Pentecost on 04 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Babylas the Holy Martyr; Moses the Prophet & Godseer; Hermione the Martyr, daughter of St. Philip the Deacon; our Righteous Father Anthimus of Coroucle in Cephallenia; and Anthimos the new ascetic

11th Friday after Pentecost

Scripture readings for the 11th Friday after Pentecost on 03 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedea; our Holy Father Theoctistus and his fellow struggler Euthymius the Great; Polydorus the Martyr of New Ephesus; the translation of the relics of St. Nectarius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Pentopolis; Chariton the Martyr; and Phoebe the Deaconess.

11th Thursday after Pentecost

Scripture readings for the 11th Thursday after Pentecost on 02 September 2021. On this day, we also commemorate Mammas the Martyr; John the Abstainer, Patriarch of Constantinople; Paul, Patriarch of Constantinople; Ammon & Aeithalas the Martyrs of Thrace; and Cosmas the Hermit.

Ecclesiastical New Year

Scripture readings for the Ecclesiastical New Year on 1 September 2021, which is the 11th Wednesday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate Symeon the Stylite; the Synaxis of the Recovery of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Miasenae; the 40 Holy Ascetic Virgin Martyrs of Thrace and their Teacher Ammon the Deacon; the Holy Martyrs Calliste and Siblings: Euodus and Hermogenes; Righteous Meletius, the Struggler of the Muioupolis Mountain; Jesus (Joshua) of Navi; and Nicholas of Kourtaliotis.

The Placing of the Honorable Sash of the Most Holy Theotokos

Scripture readings for the Placing of the Honorable Sash of the Most Holy Theotokos on 31 August 2021, the 11th Tuesday after Pentecost. On this day, we also commemorate Cyprian the Hieromartyr & Bishop of Carthage; Gennadius Scholarus, Patriarch of Constantinople; Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne; Eanswythe, Abbess of Folkestone; and Cuthburga the Queen, Abbess of Wimborne.

11th Monday after Pentecost

Scripture readings for the 11th Monday after Pentecost on 30 August 2021. On this day, we also celebrate the Apodosis of the Feast of the Forerunner; Alexander, John, and Paul the New, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Phantinos the Righteous of Calabria; the 16 Monk-martyrs of Thebes; the 6 Martyrs of Melitene; the Synaxis of the Holy Hierarchs of Serbia; the Holy New Martyrs of Serbia; and Fiacre the Hermit of Meaux.

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