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Holy and Glorious Pascha Preparation Thirtyfifth Day - Great Lent - Fifth Sunday: Commemoration of Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt (6th Day before the Transition Period)

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5th Sunday
of
Great Lent
Our Venerable Mother
Mary of Egypt

 

Pascha
Cycle
Sundays Vespers
of
Clean
Monday
Service
of
Forgiveness
Clean
Monday
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Friday
after
5th
Sunday

 

Sundays of Great Lent or Pascha Cycle
SundayNameDay of
Great
Lent
Day before
Transition
Period
ApostolosGospelSaint
5Commemoration
of Our
Venerable
Mother
St. Mary
of Egypt
35th day
of
Great
Lent
6th day
before
Transition
Period
Heb.
9:11-14
Mk.
10:32b-45
Our
Venerable
Mother
Mary
of Egypt

On the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt is commemorated to remind us that no one is so sinful that Holy God cannot touch their hearts and bring them to repentance and salvation. We honor Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt as a great example of a person who lead a life of sin, experienced Holy God's love, repented, and then converted from a to a life of holiness and repentance.
Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt is commerated on the last Sunday of Great Lent as we approach the time of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's suffering and death.

Apostolos

Hebrews 9:11-14 The Apostolos explains the saving effect of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's sacrifice of his own blood to take away our sins.

Gospel

Mark 10:32-45 Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's forewarned to his followers about his Passion and death. This Gospel also tells the story of how James and John asked to be seated next to Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's in glory, to which He replied that they didn't know what they were asking, because to share in His glory they would have to share in His suffering. Finally He explains: "Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be the slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

KONTAKION (TONE 4)
O Glorious Mary of Egypt, you cast out the darkness of sin and followed the light of penance. You directed your heart to Christ and offered Him His Immaculate Mother as an all-compassionate intercessor. Wherefore you avoided sin and now live in the joyful company of the angels in Heaven.

VESPERS DOXASTICHON (TONE 4)
Christ, the power of your Cross has worked wonders for Mary of Egypt. She had been a harlot and has now become an example and ideal of ascetic life. Casting off the weakness of nature, she has bravely fought Satan. Now, as a saint in heaven, she has obtained the prize of victory and intercedes for our souls.

Eparch Cyrille Bustros's Message, Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Eparchy of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States

2006

Pascha Cycle

The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent is the Sunday before that Friday, which is the last day or 40th day of Great Lent.

How to determine when the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent occurs

Great Lent is Forty Days.   A count back from the date of Pascha is made.

 

Sundays of Great Lent or Pascha Cycle
SundayNameDay of
Great
Lent
Day before
Transition
Period
ApostolosGospelActionSaint
Vespers
of
Clean
Monday
Service
of
Forgiveness
Vespers
of
1st day
of
Great
Lent
Eve of
40th day
before
Transition
Period
  Forgive 
Clean
Monday
1st day
of
Great
Lent
1st day
of
Great
Lent
40th day
before
Transition
Period
1 Cor.
3:18-23
Lk.
21:8-36
  
1Sunday
of
Triumph
of
Orthodoxy
7th day
of
Great
Lent
34th day
before
Transition
Period
Heb.
11:24-26,
32-40,
12:1-2A
John
1:43-51
Procession
with
holy ikons
and
presentation
for
veneration
 
2Sunday
of
Veneration
of
Holy Relics

Gregory
Palamas
14th day
of
Great
Lent
27th day
before
Transition
Period
2nd Cor.
4:6-15
Mk.
2:1-12
Procession
with
holy relics
and
presentation
for
veneration
All Saints
have Relics


St.
Gregory
Palamas
3Sunday
of
Veneration
of
Holy Cross
21st day
of
Great
Lent
20th day
before
Transition
Period
Heb.
4:14-5:6
Mk.
8:34-9:1
Procession
with
Holy Cross
and
presentation
for
veneration
 
4Commem-
oration
of Our
Holy Father
John
Climacus
28th day
of
Great
Lent
13th day
before
Transition
Period
Heb.
6:13-20
Mk.
9:17-31
 Our
Holy Father
John
Climacus
5Commem-
oration
of Our
Venerable
Mother
Mary
of Egypt
35th day
of
Great
Lent
6th day
before
Transition
Period
Heb.
9:11-14
Mk.
10:32b-45
 Our
Venerable
Mother
Mary
of Egypt
Friday
after
Fifth
Sunday
Last
day
of
Great
Lent
40th day
of
Great
Lent
1st day
before
Transition
Period
Eph.
2:4-10
Mt.
4:1-11
  

Traditions

Traditions of Great Lent and Holy Week Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

More Information

Saint Ignatios of Antioch Melkite Greek Catholic Church Then click on Resources. The first category is Lenten Information.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Lent But Were Afraid to Ask St. George Melkite-Greek Catholic Church, Sacramento, CA

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on The Triodion Celebrations for Great Lent

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Fifth Sunday of Great Lent Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on The Triodion Celebrations for Great Lent


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