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Ikon of the Nativity of Our Lord, Jesus ChristGreat Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ Cycle - Preparation 38th or 13th Day - Third Day Preparation - 22 December

Cycle Preparing Preparing
Fasting
Royal
Hours
of
Paramony
Morning
Feast
Nativity
Vespers
Div. Lit.
24th
Evening
Div. Lit.
25th
Morning
Divine
Liurgy
Changable
Prayers
Homily Celebrating

 

Cycle Preparing Preparing
Fast
2nd
Sun.
bef.
Sun.
bef.
Prep.
Day
2nd
Day
3th
Day
4th
Day
Royal
Hours
of
Paramony
Feast
Nativity
Celebrating

 

Preparation
DayCommemorateDateDay of
Prepar-
ation
ApostolosGospel
Third Day
Preparation
Holy
Great Martyr
Anastasia
2238 - 13Gal.
3:8-11
Lk.
13:19-29

Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

26 Nov. - 24 Dec., at every Sunday and feast-day liturgy.

Kontakion of the Preparation (Tone 3)
Today the Virgin is on her way to the cave where she will give birth to the Eternal Word of God in an ineffable manner. Rejoice, therefore, O universe, when you hear this news, and glorify with the angels and the shepherds Him who shall appear as a newborn Babe, being God from all eternity.

 

Preparation
DayCommemorateDateDay of
Prepar-
ation
ApostolosGospel
Feast
St. Philip
Apostle
St. Philip
Apostle
14
Nov.
 Acts
8:26-39
Jn.
1:43-51
Pre-Nativity
Fast
Ancient

Begins
Philip FastBegins
15
Nov.
11 Tim.
4:4-8,
16
Lk.
16:15-18
17:1-4
Conception
Anne
Maternity
Anne
9 Dec.25Gal.
4:22-27
Lk.8:16-21
Pre-Nativity
Fast
Modern

Begins
Philip FastBegins
10
Dec.
26 or 1Heb.
9:8-23
Mk.
8:22-26
Second
Sunday
before
Nativity
Sunday
Forefathers
Between
11 and 17
 Col.
3:4-11
Lk.
14:16-24
Sunday
before
Nativity
Sunday
Genealogy
Between
18 and 24
 Heb.
11:9-10
32-40
Mt.
1:1-25
Preparation
Nativity
Holy
Hieromartyr
Ignatios,
God-Bearer
2036 or 11James
2:1-13
Mk.
10:23b-32a
Second Day
Preparation
Holy Martyr
Juliana
Nicomedia
2137 or 12Gal.
3:8-11
Lk.
13:19-29
Third Day
Preparation
Holy
Great Martyr
Anastasia
2238 or 13Gal.
3:8-11
Lk.
13:19-29
Fourth Day
Preparation
Ten Holy
Great Martyrs
Crete
2339 or 14James
2:14-26
Mk.
10:46-52
Paramony
Royal Hours
 2440 or 15ManyMany
Paramony
Nativity
Holy Woman
Martyr
Eugenia
2440 or 15Heb.
1:1-12
Lk.
2:1-20
Pre-Nativity
Fast

Ends
Philip FastEnds
just
before
Vespers
on 24
December
evening
40 or 15  

 

Fasting and Feasting Period
ActionNameTime
FastPre-Nativity Fast
Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ
40-days
Traditional
Begins at the beginning of the Vespers of 15 November on 14 November evening
Ends just before Vespers on 24 December evening
Shorter number of days
Modern
Begins at the beginning of the Vespers of 10 December on 9 December evening
Ends just before Vespers on 24 December evening
FeastGreat Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ40-days
Begins at the beginning of Vespers of Great Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ on 24 December evening
Ends just before Vespers on the Great Feast of Holy Hypapanty of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Great Feast of the Purification of The Theotokos, 2 February evening
1-day of fasting in this period
The Paramony of The Great Feast of Holy Theophany of Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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