Martyr Tryphon of Campsada (Lampsakon) near Apamea in Syria. Martyrs Perpetua, a woman of Carthage, and the catechumens Saturus, Revocatus, Saturninus, Secundulus, and Felicitas. St. Peter the Galatian, hermit near Antioch in Syria. St. Vendemianus (Bendemianus), hermit of Bithynia. St. Basil, Archbishop of Thessalonica. New-Martyr Anastasius at Anaplus. St. Tryphon of Pechenga and Kola. St. Bridget (Brigit) of Ireland.  New-Martyr priest Peter Skipetrov (1918). (Greek Calendar: St. Timothy the Confessor. Martyrs Theonas, two children, and Karion.)

Holy Rule/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.)The fourth degree of humility is, that, if hard and distasteful things are commanded, nay, even though injuries are inflicted, he accept them with patience and even temper, and not grow weary or give up, but hold out, as the Scripture saith: "He that shall persevere unto the end shall be saved" (Mt 10:22). And again: "Let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord" (Ps 26[27]:14). And showing that a faithful man ought even to bear every disagreeable thing for the Lord, it saith in the person of the suffering: "For Thy sake we suffer death all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter" (Rom 8:36; Ps 43[44]:22). And secure in the hope of the divine reward, they go on joyfully, saying: "But in all these things we overcome because of Him that hath loved us" (Rom 8:37). And likewise in another place the Scripture saith: "Thou, O God, hast proved us; Thou hast tried us by fire as silver is tried; Thou hast brought us into a net, Thou hast laid afflictions on our back" (Ps 65[66]:10-11). And to show us that we ought to be under a Superior, it continueth, saying: "Thou hast set men over our heads" (Ps 65[66]:12). And fulfilling the command of the Lord by patience also in adversities and injuries, when struck on the one cheek they turn also the other; the despoiler of their coat they give their cloak also; and when forced to go one mile they go two (cf Mt 5:39-41); with the Apostle Paul they bear with false brethren and "bless those who curse them" (2 Cor 11:26; 1 Cor 4:12).



THE MEETING OF OUR LORD GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. New-Martyr Jordan of Trebizond. New-Martyr Gabriel at Constantinople. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Agathadorus of Cappadocia.) Repose of Schemamonk Seraphim of Valaam (1860).

HR/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.)

The fifth degree of humility is, when one hideth from his Abbot none of the evil thoughts which rise in his heart or the evils committed by him in secret, but humbly confesseth them. Concerning this the Scripture exhorts us, saying: "Reveal thy way to the Lord and trust in Him" (Ps 36[37]:5). And it saith further: "Confess to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth forever" (Ps 105[106]:1; Ps 117[118]:1). And the Prophet likewise saith: "I have acknowledged my sin to Thee and my injustice I have not concealed. I said I will confess against myself my injustice to the Lord; and Thou hast forgiven the wickedness of my sins" (Ps 31[32]:5).




Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess Prophet Azarias . Martyrs Adrian and Eubulus at Caesaria in Cappadocia. St. Symeon, first Bishop of Tver. St. Ansgar, Bishop of Hamburg, enlightener of Denmark and Sweden. St. Romanus, prince of Uglich. New-Martyrs Stamatius and John, brothers, and Nicholas, their companion. St. James, Archbishop of Serbia. Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan; Repose of Schemamonk Paul of Simonov Monastery, disciple of St. Paisius Velichkovsky (1825), and Hieromonk Isidore of Gethsemane Skete, Moscow (1908).

HR/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.)

 The sixth degree of humility is, when a monk is content with the meanest and worst of everything, and in all that is enjoined him holdeth himself as a bad and worthless workman, saying with the Prophet: "I am brought to nothing and I knew it not; I am become as a beast before Thee, and I am always with Thee" (Ps 72[73]:22-23).



St. Isidore of Pelusium, monk. St. George, prince of Vladimir. St. Cyril, abbot, wonderworker of Novoezersk (Novgorod). St. Nicholas the Confessor, abbot of the Studion. Martyr Jadorus. Hieromartyr Abramius, Bishop of Arbela in Assyria. St. John, Bishop of Hirenopolis. St. Abraham & St. Coprius, monks of Pechenga (Vologda). New-Martyr Joseph of Aleppo. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Theoctistus. St. Jasim the Wonderworker.) Repose of Royal Recluse Dosithea of Moscow (1810).

HR/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.) The seventh degree of humility is, when, not only with his tongue he declareth, but also in his inmost soul believeth, that he is the lowest and vilest of men, humbling himself and saying with the Prophet: "But I am a worm and no man, the reproach of men and the outcast of the people" (Ps 21[22]:7). "I have been exalted and humbled and confounded" (Ps 87[88]:16). And also: "It is good for me that Thou hast humbled me, that I may learn Thy commandments" (Ps 118[119]:71,73).



Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily. Martyr Theodula of Anazarbus in Cilicia, and with her Martyrs Helladius, Macarius, and Evagrius. St. Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople. St. Theodosius, Archbishop of Chernigov. New-Martyr Anthony of Athens. New-Martyrs Matushka Agatha of Belo-Russia (1938), Schemamonk Eugene (1939), and Righteous. Paramon (1941). Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Seeking Out of the Lost". Repose of Righteous Michael, Metropolitan of Serbia (1897).

HR/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.)The eighth degree of humility is, when a monk doeth nothing but what is sanctioned by the common rule of the monastery and the example of his elders.



St. Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna. Martyr Julian of Emesa. Virgin Martyr Fausta, and with her Evilasius and Maximus, at Cyzicus. Virgin Martyr Dorothy, two sisters Christina and Callista, and Theophilus, at Caesaria in Cappadocia. Virgin Martyrs Martha and Mary, and their brother Lycarion, in Egypt. St. Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople. Saints Barsanuphius the Great and John the Prophet, monks of Palestine. St. Dorothy, schema-nun of Kashin. (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Faustus, Basil, Silvanus, and the holy Martyrs of Darion in Constantinople. St. John of Thebes, monk. St. James the Ascetic.) Repose of Archbishop Theophanes of Poltava (1940).

HR/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.)

The ninth degree of humility is, when a monk withholdeth his tongue from speaking, and keeping silence doth not speak until he is asked; for the Scripture showeth that "in a multitude of words there shall not want sin" (Prov 10:19); and that "a man full of tongue is not established in the earth" (Ps 139[140]:12).



St. Parthenius, Bishop of Lampasacus on the Hellespont. St. Luke of Hellas. The 1,003 Martyrs of Nicomedia. (Greek Calendar: Six Martyrs of Phrygia. St. Peter of Monovatia, monk. Martyr Theopemptus and Synodia. St. Aprionus, Bishop of Cyprus. New-Martyr George of Crete.) Repose of Archimandrite Gennadius, ascetic of Roslavl forests (1826). HR/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.)

The tenth degree of humility is, when a monk is not easily moved and quick for laughter, for it is written: "The fool exalteth his voice in laughter" (Sir 21:23).



Great-Martyr Theodore Stratelites ("the General") and Prophet Zachariah. (services combined) St. Sabbas II, Archbishop of Serbia. (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Nicephorus and Stephen. Martyrs Philadelphus and Polycarp. St. Macarius, Bishop of Paphus. St. Pergetus).

HR/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.)

The eleventh degree of humility is, that, when a monk speaketh, he speak gently and without laughter, humbly and with gravity, with few and sensible words, and that he be not loud of voice, as it is written: "The wise man is known by the fewness of his words."



Opening of the Relics of St. Innocent of Irkutsk. Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch. Hieromartyrs Marcellus, Bishop of Syracuse, Sicily, Philagrius, Bishop of Cyprus, and Pancratius, Bishop of Taormina. Martyr Peter Damascene. Saints Nicephorus and Gennadius, monks of Vazheozersk (Vologda). St. Pancratius, hieromonk of the Kiev Caves. Saints Aemilianus and Braccchio of Tours (Gaul). Repose of Maria, desert-dweller of Olonets (1860).

HR/ Chapter 7 Of Humility (cont.)

The twelfth degree of humility is, when a monk is not only humble of heart, but always letteth it appear also in his whole exterior to all that see him; namely, at the Work of God, in the garden, on a journey, in the field, or wherever he may be, sitting, walking, or standing, let him always have his head bowed down, his eyes fixed on the ground, ever holding himself guilty of his sins, thinking that he is already standing before the dread judgment seat of God, and always saying to himself in his heart what the publican in the Gospel said, with his eyes fixed on the ground: "Lord, I am a sinner and not worthy to lift up mine eyes to heaven" (Lk 18:13); and again with the Prophet: "I am bowed down and humbled exceedingly" (Ps 37[38]:7-9; Ps 118[119]:107).

Having, therefore, ascended all these degrees of humility, the monk will presently arrive at that love of God, which being perfect, casteth out fear (1 Jn 4:18). In virtue of this love all things which at first he observed not without fear, he will now begin to keep without any effort, and as it were, naturally by force of habit, no longer from the fear of hell, but from the love of Christ, from the very habit of good and the pleasure in virtue. May the Lord be pleased to manifest all this by His Holy Spirit in His laborer now cleansed from vice and sin.



Hieromartyr Charalampus, Bishop of Magnesia in Thessaly, and Martyrs Porphyrius and Baptus. Martyrs Ennatha, Valentina, and Paula of Palestine. St. Prochorus of the Kiev Caves. Saints Joachim, Luke, Germanus, Arcadius, Gregory, Martyrius, Anthony, Basil and Symeon, Bishops of Novgorod. St. Anna, wife of Yaroslav I. St. Longinus, monk of Koryazhemsk (Vologda). New-Martyr Anatole, Metropolitan of Odessa (1938). (Greek Calendar: Martyr Charalampus (another) and three women companions. St. Anastasius, Archbishop of Jerusalem.) Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Areovindus.

HR/ CHAPTER 8 Of the Divine Office during the Night

Making due allowance for circumstances, the brethren will rise during the winter season, that is, from the calends of November till Easter, at the eighth hour of the night; so that, having rested till a little after midnight, they may rise refreshed. The time, however, which remains over after the night office (Matins) will be employed in study by those of the brethren who still have some parts of the psalms and the lessons to learn.

But from Easter to the aforesaid calends, let the hour for celebrating the night office (Matins) be so arranged, that after a very short interval, during which the brethren may go out for the necessities of nature, the morning office (Lauds), which is to be said at the break of day, may follow presently.




Hieromartyr Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste. St. Demetrius, monk, wonderworker of Priluki (Vologda). St. Vsevelod (in holy baptism Gabriel), wonderworker of Pskov. St. Theodora, wife of Emperor Theophilus the Iconoclast. New-Martyr George of Serbia. (Greek Calendar: St. George, abbot in Serbia.) Repose of Archbishop Simon of Shanghai and Peking (1933).

HR/ Chapter 9 How Many Psalms Are to Be Said at the Night Office

During the winter season, having in the first place said the verse: Deus, in adjutorium meum intende; Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina, there is next to be said three times, Domine, labia mea aperies, et os meum annuntiabit laudem tuam (Ps 50[51]:17). To this the third psalm and the Gloria are to be added. After this the 94th psalm with its antiphon is to be said or chanted. Hereupon let a hymn follow, and after that six psalms with antiphons. When these and the verse have been said, let the Abbot give the blessing. All being seated on the benches, let three lessons be read alternately by the brethren from the book on the reading stand, between which let three responsories be said. Let two of the responsories be said without the Gloria, but after the third lesson, let him who is chanting say the Gloria. When the cantor beginneth to sing it, let all rise at once from their seats in honor and reverence of the Blessed Trinity.

Let the inspired books of both the Old and the New Testaments be read at the night offices, as also the expositions of them which have been made by the most eminent orthodox and Catholic Fathers.

After these three lessons with their responsories, let six other psalms follow, to be sung with Alleluia. After these let the lessons from the Apostle follow, to be said by heart, then the verse, the invocation of the litany, that is, Kyrie eleison. And thus let the night office come to an end.



St. Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch. St. Alexius, Metropolitan of Moscow and wonderworker of All Russia. St. Anthony, Patriarch of Constantinople. St. Mary, nun (who was called Marinus), and her father, St. Eugene, monk, at Alexandria. New-Martyr Chrestos at Constantinople. St. Bassian, abbot of Ryabovsky Forest Monastery, Uglich. New-Martyr Alexius, Bishop of Voronezh (1930). New-Martyr Archpriest Mitrophan (1931). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Saturninus and Plotinus.) Iveron Icon (Moscow) of the Most Holy Theotoko. Repose of cave-dweller Anastasia Logacheva (1875).

HR/ Chapter 10 How the Office Is to Be Said during the Summer Season

From Easter till the calends of November let the whole psalmody, as explained above, be said, except that on account of the shortness of the nights, no lessons are read from the book; but instead of these three lessons, let one from the Old Testament be said from memory. Let a short responsory follow this, and let all the rest be performed as was said; namely, that never fewer than twelve psalms be said at the night office, exclusive of the third and the 94th psalm.



St. Martinian, monk of Caesaria in Palestine. Holy woman Zoe and Virgin Photina. St Symeon the Myrrhgusher, prince of Serbia. St. Eulogius, Archbishop of Alexandria. St. Joseph of Volokolamsk. (Greek Calendar: Ap & Martyr Aquila, and Priscilla.) Repose of Archbishop George Konissky of Belo-Russia (1795) and Abbess Seraphima of Sezenovo (1877).

HR/ Chapter 11 How the Night Office Is to Be Said on Sundays

For the night office on Sunday the monks should rise earlier. At this office let the following regulations be observed, namely: after six psalms and the verse have been sung, as we arranged above, and all have been properly seated on the benches in their order, let four lessons with their responsories be read from the book, as we said above. In the fourth responsory only, let the Gloria be said by the chanter, and as soon as he beginneth it let all presently rise with reverence.

After these lessons let six other psalms with antiphons and the verse follow in order as before. After these let there be said three canticles from the Prophets, selected by the Abbot, and chanted with Alleluia. When the verse also hath been said and the Abbot hath given the blessing, let four other lessons from the New Testament be read in the order above mentioned. But after the fourth responsory let the Abbot intone the hymn Te Deum laudamus. When this hath been said, let the Abbot read the lesson from the Gospel, all standing with reverence and awe. When the Gospel hath been read let all answer Amen, and immediately the Abbot will follow up with the hymn Te decet laus, and when he hath given the blessing Lauds will begin.

Let this order of the night office be observed on Sunday the same way in all seasons, in summer as well as in winter, unless perchance (which God forbid) the brethren should rise too late and part of the lessons or the responsories would have to be shortened. Let every precaution be taken that this does not occur. If it should happen, let him through whose neglect it came about make due satisfaction for it to God in the oratory.



St. Cyril, Equal-to-the Apostles, teacher of the Slavs. St. Auxentius, monk of Bithynia. St. Isaac, recluse of the Kiev Caves. St. Maron, hermit of Syria. St. Abraham, Bishop of Charres in Mesopotamia. Translation of the Relics of Martyr Michael and his counsellor Theodore of Chernigov. Martyr Philemon, Bishop of Gaza. New-Martyr George of Mitylene, at Constantinople. New-Martyr Nicholas of Corinth.

HR/ Chapter 12  How Lauds Are to Be Said

At Lauds on Sunday, let the 66th psalm be said first simply, without an antiphon. After that let the 50th psalm be said with Alleluia; after this let the 117th and the 62d be said; then the blessing and the praises, one lesson from the Apocalypse, said by heart, a responsory, the Ambrosian hymn, the verse and the canticle from the Gospel, the litany, and it is finished.



Ap Onesimus of the Seventy. Synaxis of St. John the Theologian at Diaconissa. St. Eusebius, hermit of Syria. St. Paphnutius, monk, and his daughter St. Euphrosyne, nun, of Alexandria. Martyr Major of Gaza. St. Paphnutius, recluse of the Kiev Caves. St. Dalmatus, abbot and founder of the Dormition Monastery in Siberia

HR/ CHAPTER 13 How Lauds Are to Be Said on Week Days

On week days let Lauds be celebrated in the following manner, to wit: Let the 66th psalm be said without an antiphon, drawing it out a little as on Sunday, that all may arriver for the 50th, which is to be said with an antiphon. After this let two other psalms be said according to custom; namely, the 5th and the 35th on the second day, the 42d and the 56th on the third day, the 63rd and the 64th on the fourth day, the 87th and the 89th on the fifth day, the 75th and the 91st on the sixth day, and on Saturday the 142d and the canticle of Deuteronomy, which should be divided into two Glorias. On the other days, however, let the canticle from the Prophets, each for its proper day, be said as the Roman Church singeth it. After these let the psalms of praise follow; then one lesson from the Apostle, to be said from memory, the responsory, the Ambrosian hymn, the verse, the canticle from the Gospel, the litany, and it is finished.



Martyrs Pamphilus presbyter, Valens deacon, Paul, Seleucus, Porphyrius, Julian, Theodulus, Elias, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Samuel and Danial, at Caesaria in Palestine. St. Marutha, Bishop of Martyropolis in Mesopotamia. Persian Martyrs with St. Maruthas. Martyr Romanus of Mt. Athos. New-Martyrs Priest Elias (1934) and Priest Peter Lagov (1931). (Greek Calendar: St. Flavian the hermit.) Repose of Metropolitan Macarius of Moscow, Apostle to the Altai (1926).

HR/ CHAPTER 13 How Lauds Are to Be Said on Week Days (cont.)

Owing to the sandals which are wont to spring up, the morning and the evening office should, plainly, never end unless the Lord's Prayer is said in the hearing of all by the Superior in its place at the end; so that in virtue of the promise which the brethren make when they say, "Forgive us as we forgive" (Mt 6:12), they may cleanse themselves of failings of this kind.

At the other hours which are to be said, however, let only the last part of this prayer be said aloud, so that all may answer, "But deliver us from evil" (Mt 6:13).



Great-Martyr Theodore the Tyro. Opening of the Relics of Martyr Menas of Alexandria (same as December 10). St. Mariamne, sister of Apostle Philip. St. Auxibius, Bishop of Soli in Cyprus. St. Theodosius the Bulgarian and his disciple St. Romanus, monks. St. Theodore the Silent of the Kiev Caves. St. Hermogenes, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. New-Martyr Theodore of Byzantium, at Mitylene. (Greek Calendar: Emperor Marcian and Pulcheria his wife and Commemoration of the dedication of the Great Church in Constantinople.) Weeping "Tikhvin" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos on Mt. Athos. Repose of Elder Agapitus of the Kiev Caves (1887), and Elder Barnabas of the Gethsemane Skete of St. Sergius' Lavra (1906).

HR/ Chapter 14 How the Night Office Is to Be Said on the Feasts of the Saints

On the feasts of the saints and on all solemn festivals let the night office be performed as we said it should be done on Sunday; except that the psalms, the antiphons, and the lessons proper for that day be said; but let the number above mentioned be maintained.



St. Leo the Great, pope of Rome. St. Flavian the confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople. St. Agapitus, Bishop of Synnada in Phrygia, and Martyrs Victor, Dorotheus, Theodulus, and Agrippa, who suffered under Licinius. St. Cosmas, monk of Yakhromsk. New-Martyr Priest Alexander Medvedsky (1932) and Hieromonk Benjamin (1938). Commemoration of the New-Martyrs who suffered during the "Holy Night" in Petersburg (1932). (Greek Calendar: Martyrs Leo and Parigorius of Patara in Lycia. Martyr Publius.)

HR/ Chapter 15 At What Times the Alleluia Is to Be Said

From holy Easter until Pentecost let the Alleluia be said without intermission, both with the psalms and with the responsories; but from Pentecost until the beginning of Lent let it be said every night at the nocturns with the six latter psalms only. However, on all Sundays outside of Lent, let the canticles, Lauds, Prime, Tierce, Sext, and None be said with Alleluia. Let Vespers, however, be said with the antiphon; but let the responsories never be said with Alleluia, except from Easter to Pentecost.



Apostles Archippus and Philemon of the Seventy, and Martyr Apphia. St. Dositheus of Palestine, disciple of St. Abba Dorotheus. St. Rabulas of Samosata. Saints Eugene and Macarius, presbyters, confessors at Antioch. Martyrs Maximus, Theodotus, Hesychius, and Asclepiodota of Adrianopolis. St. Conon, abbot in Palestine. St. Philothea, nun of Athens. New Hieromartyr Nicetas of Epirus. Repose of Hieromonk Theodore of Sanaxar Monastery (1791).

HR/ Chapter 16 How the Work of God Is to Be Performed during the Day 

As the Prophet saith: "Seven times a day I have given praise to Thee" (Ps 118[119]:164), this sacred sevenfold number will be fulfilled by us in this wise if we perform the duties of our service at the time of Lauds, Prime, Tierce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Complin; because it was of these day hours that he hath said: "Seven times a day I have given praise to Thee" (Ps 118[119]:164). For the same Prophet saith of the night watches: "At midnight I arose to confess to Thee" (Ps 118[119]:62). At these times, therefore, let us offer praise to our Creator "for the judgments of His justice;" namely, at Lauds, Prime, Tierce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Complin; and let us rise at night to praise Him (cf Ps 118[119]:164, 62).




St. Leo, Bishop of Catania in Sicily. St. Agatho, pope of Rome. Hieromartyr Sadoc (Sadoth), Bishop of Persia, and 128 Martyrs with him. Beheading of St. Cornelius, abbot of the Pskov Caves, and his disciple St. Bessian of Murom. St. Agatho, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves. St. Bessarion the Great, wonderworker of Egypt. (Greek Calendar: St. Cindeus, Bishop of Pisidia. St. Plotinus, monk.) Abbot Macarius and 34 monks and novices of Valaam martyred by the Lutherans (1578).

HR/ Chapter 17 How Many Psalms Are to Be Sung at These Hours

We have now arranged the order of the psalmody for the night and the morning office; let us next arrange for the succeeding Hours. At the first Hour let three psalms be said separately, and not under one Gloria. Let the hymn for the same Hour be said after the verse Deus, in adjutorium (Ps 69[70]:2), before the psalms are begun. Then, after the completion of three psalms, let one lesson be said, a verse, the Kyrie eleison, and the collects.

At the third, the sixth, and the ninth Hours, the prayer will be said in the same order; namely, the verse, the hymn proper to each Hour, the three psalms, the lesson, the verse, the Kyrie eleison, and the collects. If the brotherhood is large, let these Hours be sung with antiphons; but if small, let them be said without a break.

Let the office of Vespers be ended with four psalms and antiphons; after these psalms a lesson is to be recited, next a responsory, the Ambrosian hymn, a verse, the canticle from the Gospel, the litany, the Lord's Prayer, and the collects.

Let Complin end with the saying of three psalms, which are to be said straight on without an antiphon, and after these the hymn for the same Hour, one lesson, the verse, Kyrie eleison, the blessing, and the collects.



St. Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia. St. Eustathius (Eustace), Archbishop of Antioch. (services combined) St. George, Bishop of Amastris on the Black Sea. St. John the Scholastic, Patriarch of Constantinople. St. Zachariah, Patriarch of Jerusalem. "Kozelshchanskaya" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. Repose of Blessed Simon Todorsky, Bishop of Pskov (1754), and Elder Macarius of Glinsk Hermitage (1864).

HR/ Chapter 18 In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said

In the beginning let there be said the verse, Deus, in adjutorium meum intende; Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina (Ps 69[70]:2), and the Gloria, followed by the hymn for each Hour. At Prime on Sunday, then, there are to be said four sections of the 118th psalm. At the other Hours, however, namely Tierce, Sext, and None, let three sections of the same psalm be said. But at Prime on Monday let three psalms be said, namely, the first, the second, and the sixth; and thus each day at Prime until Sunday, let three psalms be said each time in consecutive order up to the 19th psalm, yet so that the ninth psalm and the 17th be each divided into two Glorias; and thus it will come about that at the night office on Sundays we always begin with the 20th psalm.



Opening of the Relics of Holy Martyrs at the gate of Eugenius at Constantinople. Martyrs Maurice and his son Photinus, and Martyrs Theodore, Philip, and 70 soldiers, at Apamea in Syria. Saints Thalassius, Limnaeus, and Baradates, hermits of Syria. St. Athanasius the confessor of Constantinople. St. Telesphorus, pope of Rome. St. Peter the Stylite of Mt. Athos. New-Martyr Theoktista Michailovna, fool-for-Christ of Voronezh (1936). New-Martyr priest Michael Lisicin (1918). (Greek Calendar: Martyr Anthusa and her 12 servants. St. Blaise, Bishop) Repose of "Golden Grits" (Gregory) (1855) and Schema-nun Avramia of Kashin (1855). HR/ Chapter 18 In What Order the Psalms Are to Be Said (cont.)

At Tierce, Sext, and None, on Monday, however, let the nine sections which remain over the 118th psalm be said, three sections at each of these Hours. The 118th psalm having thus been parceled out for two days, namely, Sunday and Monday, let there be sung on Tuesday for Tierce, Sext, and None, three psalms each, from the 119th to the 127th, that is, nine psalms. These psalms will always be repeated at the same Hours in just the same way until Sunday, observing also for all these days a regular succession of the hymns, the lessons, and the verses, so, namely, that on Sunday the beginning is always made with the 118th psalm.



Hieromartyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna. Saints John, Antioch, Antoninus, Moses, Zebinas, Polychronius, Moses and Damian, ascetics of the Syrian deserts. St. Alexander, founder of the Order of the Unsleeping Ones. St. Gorgonia, sister of St. Gregory the Theologian. St. Damian of Esphigmenou Skete on Mt. Athos. St. Moses, monk of Byelozersk. St. Polycarp, monk of Briansk. New-Martyr Damian, monk of Mt. Athos, who suffered at Larissa. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Clement. Martyr Thea.) Repose of Abbot Nazarius of Valaam (1809).



First and Second Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist [(1) Is 40:1-3, 9; 41:17-18; 45:8; 48:20-21; 54:1; (2) Malachi 3:1-3, 5-7, 12, 18; 4:4-6; (3) Wis 4:7, 16-17, 19-20; 5:1-7. Matins: Lk 7:17-30. Liturgy: II Cor 4:6-12; Matt 11:2-15.] St. Erasmus of the Kiev Caves. Opening of the Relics of St. Romanus, prince of Uglich.



St. Tarasius, Archbishop of Constantinople. Hieromartyr Reginus, Bishop of the isle of Skopelos. St. Polycarp. Martyr Anthony. Saints Erasmus and Paphnutius, monks. Martyrs Alexander and Hypatius at Marcionopolis. (Greek Calendar: St. Theodore, fool-for-Christ. St. Marcellus, Bishop of Apamea in Syria.)



St. Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza. St. Sebastian, monk of Poshekhonye. New-Martyr John Calphas ("the Apprentice") at Constantinople. (Greek Calendar: St. Photina the Samaritan Woman and her sisters Anatola, Phota, Photis, Parasceva, and Cyriaca; her sons Photinus and Joses; and Sebastian the Duke, Victor, and Christodulus, martyrs.)



St. Procopius the confessor of Decapolis. St. Titus, presbyter of the Kiev Caves. St. Thalalaeus, hermit of Syria. Martyr Gelasius the Actor of Heliopolis. St. Stephen, monk of Constantinople. St. Titus the Soldier, of the Kiev Caves. St. Pitirim, Bishop of Tambov. (Greek Calendar: Martyr Nesius. Saints Asclepius and James of Syria, monks. St. Timothy of Caesarea, monk.) Repose of Archimandrite Photius of the Novgorod Yuriev Monastery (1838) and Monk Anthony of Valaam (1848).



St. Basil the Confessor, companion of St. Procopius at Decapolis. Saints Marina, Cyra, and Domnica (Domnina), nuns of Syria. Hieromartyr Proterius, Patriarch of Alexandria. Hieromartyr Nestor, Bishop of Magydos in Pamphilia. Apostles Nymphas and Eubulus. Blessed Nicholas of Salos of Pskov, fool-for-Christ. New-Martyr Kyr-Anna. St. Romanus,desert-dweller of Condat in the Jura Mountains (Gaul). (Greek Calendar: Six Holy Martyrs of Egypt. St. Barsus of Damascus, Bishop Martyr Abercius. St. Shio of Georgia, monk.) Repose of Arsenius Matseivich, Metropolitan of Rostov (1772). (Commemorated on February 28 / March 13 in non-leap years) St. John Cassian the Roman, abbot. St. John, called Barsanuphius, of Nitria in Egypt. Martyr Theocteristus, abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa. St. Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves. St. Meletius, Bishop of Kharkov.


3/13 In Leap Year

In Leap Years. St. John Cassian the Roman, abbot. St. John, called Barsanuphius, of Nitria in Egypt. Martyr Theocteristus, abbot of Pelecete Monastery near Prusa. St. Cassian, recluse and faster of the Kiev Caves. St. Meletius, Bishop of Kharkov.

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