June 2022

FROM THE FATHERS

“JESUS tells us that His holy Disciples will be more courageous and more understanding when they would be, as the Scripture says, Endowed with power from on high (Luke 24:49), and that when their minds would be illuminated by the torch of the Spirit they would be able to see into all things, even though no longer able to question Him bodily present among them. The Saviour does not say that they would no longer as before need the light of His guidance, but that when they received His Spirit, when He was dwelling in their hearts, they would not be wanting in any good thing, and their minds would be filled with most perfect knowledge.”

St. Cyril of Alexandria + AD 444

“WHAT the Father has the Son also has, and what the Father and the Son have, the Holy Spirit also has, because the whole Trinity together is One God. But this Faith is not the discovery of earthly wisdom nor the conviction of man’s opinion: the Only-begotten Son has taught it Himself, and the Holy Spirit has established it Himself, concerning Whom no other conception must be formed than is formed concerning the Father and the Son. Because albeit He is not the Father nor the Son, yet He is not separable from the Father and the Son: and as He has His own personality in the Trinity, so has He One substance in Godhead with the Father and the Son, filling all things, containing all things, and with the Father and the Son controlling all things, to Whom is the honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

St. Leo the Great + AD 461

“MOREOVER, the Spirit [is called] the Comforter, because He is also our advocate with the Father. And not only is He with the Father, but He is always with us also as a gift. ‘And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever,’ comforting your hearts and making them steadfast in divine patience and trust in Christ. Whereas the holy Apostles received this testament after [Christ’s] holy Rising from the dead, and were sent forth to teach and to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and whereas we have already been vouchsafed this true washing by the Holy Spirit, let us strive to keep our souls and our bodies undefiled as we glorify the Most holy and consubstantial Trinity, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.”

St. John Chrysostom + AD 407

AND SO, brethren, celebrating now the memory of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, remembering their venerable sufferings, we esteem their true faith and holy life, we esteem the innocence of their sufferings and pure confession. Loving in them the sublime quality and imitating them by great exploits, ‘in which to be likened to them’ (2Thess 3:5-9), and we shall attain to that eternal bliss which is prepared for all the saints.

St. Augustine of Hippo + AD 430

Fasting Guidelines:
On days designated strict fast we abstain from dairy products, meat, fish, oil and wine. Some seafoods, e.g. squid, crab, roe and prawn, are permitted.

Readings in bold type are those appointed by the Typikon for use at the Liturgy

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Leavetaking of Pascha
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher and those with him at Rome (166). St. Agapitus, Unmercenary Physician of the Kiev Caves (1095). Holy Martyr Pyrrhus the Virgin. Holy Martyr Thespesius of Cappadocia (230).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Ronan the Silent. Holy martyr Wistan of Evesham (850). Holy martyr Wite (Candida) of Dorset.
Readings:
Acts 18:22-28John 12:36-47

Thursday 2nd June 2022

The Ascension of our Lord
Commemorations:
St. Nicephorus the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (828). Great Martyr John the New of Sochi, who suffered at Belgrade (1332). Hieromartyr Erasmus (Elmo) of Ochrid and 20,000 Martyrs with him (309). Hieromartyr Photinus, bishop of Lyons and his companion Holy Martyr Blandina (177).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Odo the Good, 22nd archbishop of Canterbury (959). St. Adalgis (c.686). St. Bodfan (7th C).
Readings:
Acts 1:1-12Luke 24:36-53

Friday 3rd June 2022

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Lucillian and those with him at Byzantium (270). Venerable Athanasius, the Wonderworker of Cilicia. St. Clotilde, Queen of the Franks (545). St. Hiera, widow, of Mesopotamia (312). Translation of the relics of the slain Crown Prince Demetrius of Moscow (1591).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Kevin, abbot of Glendalough (618). St. Glunshallaich (7th C). St. Cronan (617).
Readings:
Acts 19:1-8John 14:1-11

Saturday 4th June 2022

St Metrophanes, 1st patriarch of Constantinople (326)
Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
SS Mary and Martha, sisters of the Righteous Lazarus (1st C).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Nennoc of Brecknock (467). St. Petroc, abbot of Padstow (6th C). St. Breaca of Hayle (6th C). St. Berriona the Recluse (6th C). SS Croidan, Medan and Degan, companions of St. Petroc. St. Gonand, Missionary. St. Cronan the Tanner (617). St. Edfrith, bishop of Lindisfarne (721).
Readings:
Acts 20:7-12; John 14:10-21
For the Commemoration: Hebrews 7:26-8:2John 10:1-9

Sunday 5th June 2022

Tone 6 – Eothinon 10
7th of Pascha – Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Œcumenical Council
Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Dorotheus, bishop of Tyre (361). Holy Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonides, Arius, Gorgias, Selenias, Irene, and Pambo, of Egypt (305-311). Holy Martyrs Christopher and Conon of Rome (3rd C). St. Theodore the Wonderworker, Hermit of the Jordan (583). Abba Dorotheus of Palestine (620).
British Isles and Ireland:
Hieromartyr Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Apostle of Germany (754). SS Waccar, Gundekar, Elleher, Hathawulf and Companions, monks martyred with St. Boniface. Holy Martyr Eoban, companion of SS Willibrord and Boniface (754). St. Adalar (Adalher) (755). St. Tudno (6th C).
Readings:
Acts 20:16-18, 28-36John 17:1-13

Monday 6th June 2022

Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
St. Hilarion the New, abbot of the Dalmatian monastery (845). St. Bessarion the Wonderworker, of Egypt (466). Venerable Attalus the Wonderworker. St. Jonah, bishop of Perm (1470). Virgin Martyrs Archelais, Thecla, and Susanna, beheaded at Salerno (293). The Five virgins of Caesarea in Palestine: Martha, Mary, Cyria, Valeria, and Marcia.
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Eigrad of Anglesey (6th C). St. Cocca. St. Gudwall (6th C). St. Jarlath, bishop of Tuam (c.550).
Readings:
Acts 21:8-14John 14:27-15:7

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Theodotus, bishop of Ancyra (303). St. Panagis of Cephalonia. Hieromartyr Marcellinus, pope of Rome (304) and with him the Holy Martyrs Claudius, Cyrinus and Antoninus (304). Hieromartyr Marcellus, pope of Rome, and those with him (309). Holy Martyrs Cyriaca, Caleria, and Mary, of Caesarea in Palestine (304). Martyr Zenais of Caesarea in Palestine. St. Sebastiana the Wonderworker (c.3rd C).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Colman, bishop of Dromore (6th C). St. Meriadoc the Wonderworker, archbishop (7th C).
Readings:
Acts 21:26-32John 16:2-13

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Translation of the relics of the Great Martyr Theodore Stratelates (“the General”) (319). St. Zosimas, monk, of Phoenicia (6th C). St. Atre of Nitria. St. Ephraim, patriarch of Antioch (545). St. Melania the Elder, of Palladius’ Lausiac History. Holy Martyrs Nicander and Calliope. New Martyrs Anastasius & Theophanes at Constantinople (1559).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Bron, bishop of Cassel-Irra (c.511). St. Levan (6th C). St. Muirchu (7th C). St. Syra (7th C).
Readings:
Acts 23:1-11John 16:15-23

Thursday 9th June 2022

Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
St. Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria (444). St. Pelagia and the three Virgin-Martyrs of Chios. St. Cyril of the White Lake (Byelozersk) (1427). The five nuns beheaded in Persia: Martyrs Thecla, Mariamne, Martha, Mary, and Enmatha (346). St. Alexander, abbot of Kushta, Vologda (1439).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Columba (Columcille) of Iona, Enlightener of Scotland (597). St. Baithene of Tiree (600). St. Cummian (8th C).
Readings:
Acts 25:13-19John 16:23-33

Friday 10th June 2022

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
Leavetaking of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Alexander and Virgin-Martyr Antonina at Constantinople (c.313). St. Pansemne, the former harlot, of Antioch (369). St. Theophanes, monk, of Antioch (363). Hieromartyr Timothy, bishop of Prusa (362). St. John, metropolitan and Wonderworker of Tobolsk (1715).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Illadan, bishop of Rathlihen (6th C). St. Ithamar, 1st English bishop of Rochester (c.656).
Readings:
Acts 27:1-28:1John 17:18-26

Saturday 11th June 2022

Soul Sabbath
Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas (1st C)
Commemorations:
Commemoration of the appearance of the Archangel Gabriel to a monk at Mt. Athos, and the revelation of the hymn, “It is Truly Meet” (“Axion Estin”) (980). Hieromartyr Metrophanes, the first Chinese priest, and the Chinese New Martyrs of the Boxer Uprising, at Peking and other places (1900).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Blitharius (7th C). St. Herebald (8th C). St. Tochumra of Kilmore.
Readings:
Acts 28:1-31; John 21:14-25
For the Commemoration: Acts 11:19-30; Luke 10:16-21
For the Departed: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 5:24-30

Sunday 12th June 2022

Tone of the feast – Eothinon of the feast
Sunday of Holy Pentecost
Commemorations:
St. Onuphrius the Great (4th C). St. Peter of Mt. Athos (734). St. Arsenius, abbot of Konevits (1447). Holy Martyr Antonina of Nicea (305). St. John the Soldier of Egypt (7th C). Russian New Martyr Onuphrius, bishop (1938) and his co-sufferers Hieromartyrs Anthony, Barsanuphius and Joseph (1937), and Hierarch Alexander of Kharkov.
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Ternan, missionary abbot & bishop of Culross (5th C).
Readings:
Acts 2:1-11John 7:37-52,8:12

Monday 13th June 2022

Monday of the Holy Spirit
Afterfeast of Pentecost
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria (293). St. Triphyllios, bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) in Cyprus (370). Holy Martyr Diodorus of Homs who was crucified. St. Antipater, bishop of Bostra in Arabia. St. Eulogius, patriarch of Antioch.
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Damhnade of Cavan.
Readings:
Ephesians 5:9-19Matthew 18:10-20

Tuesday 14th June 2022

Third Day of the Holy Trinity
Afterfeast of Pentecost
Commemorations:
Righteous Prophet Elisha (9th C BC). St. Methodius the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (847). Hieromartyr Cyril, bishop of Gortyna in Crete (4th C). Venerable Niphon, monk of Kapsokalyvia, Mt. Athos (1330).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Dogmael (5th C). St. Nennus, abbot of Arran (7th C). St. Ciaran, abbot of Bellach-Duin (870). St. Psalmodius (c.690).
Readings:
Romans 1:1-7, 13-17Matthew 4:25-5:13

Wednesday 15th June 2022

Afterfeast of Pentecost
Commemorations:
Righteous Prophet Amos (8th C BC). Apostles Achaikos, Stephen and Fourtunatos of the Seventy (1st C). Venerable Jerome of Stridonium (420). Blessed Augustine, bishop of Hippo (430), and his mother Monica (387). Blessed Lazarus, prince of Serbia (1389). St. Jonas, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia (1461).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Trillo of Gwynedd, companion of St. Cadfan (5th C). St. Vouga the Hermit (6th C). St. Edburgh of Winchester (960).
Readings:
Romans 1:18-27Matthew 5:20-26

Thursday 16th June 2022

Afterfeast of Pentecost
Commemorations:
St. Tychon the Wonderworker, bishop of Amathus in Cyprus (425). The Forty Martyrs of Rome (62). St. Tikhon of Lukhov (1503). St. Mark the Just of Apollonia, nephew of the Apostle Barnabas (1st C). St. Tikhon of Medynsk and Kaluzh (1492).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Cettin, bishop (5th C). St. Colman McRoi, abbot of Reachrain (5th C). St. Curig, bishop of Llanbadarn (6th C). St. Ismael, disciple of St. Teilo (6th C).
Readings:
Romans 1:28-2:9Matthew 5:27-32

Friday 17th June 2022

Afterfeast of Pentecost
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Isaurus, and those with him at Athens (4th C). Holy Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael of Persia (362). Venerable Joseph and Pior, disciples of St. Anthony the Great (4th C). St. Aëtius the Eunuch, Enlightener of Ethiopia, baptized by the Apostle Philip (1st C). Holy Martyr Shalva of Akhaltsikhe, Georgia (1227).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Nectan of Hartland, martyr (6th C). St. Botolph, abbot and confessor, of Boston, and his brother St. Adolph (680). St. Molling, abbot of Aghacainid (697). St. Briavel, hermit (6th C).
Readings:
Romans 2:14-29Matthew 5:33-41

Saturday 18th June 2022

Leavetaking of Pentecost
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Leontius, and with him Martyrs Hypatius and Theodulus, at Tripoli in Syria (73). St. Leontius the Hagiorite of Dionysiou monastery, Mt. Athos (1605).
Readings:
Romans 1:7-12Matthew 5:42-48

Sunday 19th June 2022

Tone 8 – Eothinon 1
1st after Pentecost – Sunday of All Saints, 1st of Matthew
Holy Apostle Jude (Thaddeus), the brother of the Lord (c.80)
Commemorations:
Holy Myrrh-bearer Mary, mother of the Apostle James (1st C). Holy Martyr Zosimas the Soldier at Antioch in Pisidia (2nd C). St. Paisius the Great of Egypt and St. Zenon (5th C). St. John the Solitary of Jerusalem (6th C). All Saints of Russia. All Saints of Mount Athos.
Readings:
Hebrews 11:33-12:2Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38,19:27-30
For the Commemoration: Jude 1:1-25; John 14:21-24

Monday 20th June 2022

Apostles’ Fast begins: fish, wine and oil allowed
Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Methodius, bishop of Patara (312). Holy Martyrs Inna, Pinna, and Rimma, disciples of Apostle Andrew in Scythia (2nd C). Blessed Prince Gleb Andreevich (1175). Venerable Kallistos (Xanthopoulos), patriarch of Constantinople (1363). Venerable Nahum of Ochrid (910). St. Nicholas Cabasilas (1371).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Govan of Dyfed (6th C). St. Edburgh of Castor, Virgin (7th C).
Readings:
Romans 2:28-3:18Matthew 6:31-34,7:9-11

Tuesday 21st June 2022

Apostles’ Fast: fish, wine and oil allowed
Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Terence, bishop of Iconium (1st C). Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus in Cilicia (305). New Martyr Nicetas of Nisyros, near Rhodes (1732).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Mewan (617). St. Corbmac, abbot of Durrow (590). St. Engelmund, abbot and missionary (c.739).
Readings:
Romans 4:4-12Matthew 7:15-21

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Apostles’ Fast: strict fast
Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Eusebius, bishop of Samosata (380). Holy Martyrs Zenon and his servant Zenas, of Philadelphia (303). St. Paulinus, bishop of Nola (431). St. Anastasia of Serbia, mother of St. Sava (1200).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Alban, Protomartyr of Britain (c.303). St. Aaron the Hermit (c.552).
Readings:
Romans 4:13-25Matthew 7:21-23

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Apostles’ Fast: fish, wine and oil allowed
Commemorations:
Virgin-martyr Agrippina of Rome and those with her (260). Holy Martyrs Eustochius, Gaius, Probus, Lollius, and Urban, of Ancyra (4th C). Venerable Barbaros Pentapolites. Translation of the relics of St. Herman, archbishop of Kazan (1567).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Etheldreda (Audrey), foundress of Ely Abbey, Virgin (679). St. Mochaoi, abbot of Nendrum (498).
Readings:
Romans 5:10-16Matthew 8:23-27

Friday 24th June 2022

Apostles’ Fast: wine and oil allowed
The Nativity of the Holy, Glorious, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
Commemorations:
Synaxis of the Righteous Zachariah and Elizabeth. New Martyr Panagiotis of Caesarea in Cappadocia (1765). St. Athanasius of Paros (1813).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Germoc of Cornwall (6th C). St. Rumold of Malines (c.7th C).
Readings:
Romans 5:17-6:2; Matthew 9:14-17
For the Commemoration: Romans 13:11-14:4Luke 1:1-25, 57-68, 76, 80

Saturday 25th June 2022

Apostles’ Fast: fish, wine and oil allowed
Leavetaking of The Nativity of the Forerunner
Commemorations:
Virgin-Martyr Febronia of Nisibis (304). St. Prosper of Aquitaine (4th C). New Martyr George of Attalia (1823). New Martyr Procopius of Iveron and Mt. Athos, who suffered at Smyrna (1810). Venerable Dionysios of Koreseos, founder of Dionysiou monastery on Athos. Venerable Dometios, abbot of Dionysiou monastery on Athos. SS Peter and Febronia (tonsured David and Euphrosyne), Wonderworkers of Murom (1228).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Seleva (Selyf), Hermit (6th C). St. Moluag, Missionary (592). St. Adalbert of Egmond, archdeacon and missionary (c.750). Holy Martyr Cyneburgh of Gloucester.
Readings:
Romans 3:19-26Matthew 7:1-8

Sunday 26th June 2022

Apostles’ Fast: fish, wine and oil allowed
Tone 1 – Eothinon 2
2nd after Pentecost, 2nd of Matthew
Commemorations:
St. David of Thessalonica (c.540). St. John, bishop of the Goths in the Crimea (8th C). New Martyr David of St. Anne’s Skete, martyred in Thessalonica (1813). Appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1388).
British Isles and Ireland:
Translation of the relics of St. Brannock of Braunton. St. Corbican (8th C).
Readings:
Romans 2:10-16Matthew 4:18-23

Monday 27th June 2022

Apostles’ Fast: fish, wine and oil allowed
Commemorations:
St. Joanna the Myrrhbearer (1st C). St. Sampson the Hospitable of Constantinople (c.530). Hieromartyr Pierius, presbyter of Antioch. Holy Martyr Anectus of Caesarea in Cappadocia. Venerable Luke the Hermit (10th C).
Readings:
Romans 7:1-13Matthew 9:36-10:8

Tuesday 28th June 2022

Apostles’ Fast: fish, wine and oil allowed
Commemorations:
Translation of the relics of the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John (412). Holy Martyrs Pappias and Paul (c.303). Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of the Three Hands” (8th C). St. Paul the physician of Corinth (7th C). SS Sergius and Herman (964), abbots of Valaam.
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Austell of Cornwall (6th C). St. Crummine, bishop of Lackan (5th C).
Readings:
Romans 7:14-8:2Matthew 10:9-15

Wednesday 29th June 2022

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
The Holy, Glorious, All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul
Commemorations:
St. Mary, the mother of John-Mark, nephew of Apostle Barnabas, at Jersusalem (1st C).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Æthelwine (Elwin), bishop of Lindsey (8th C). St. Cocha, abbess of Ross-Benchuir (6th C). SS. Salome and Judith (9th C).
Readings:
Romans 8:1-13; Matthew 10:16-22
For the Commemoration: 2 Corinthians 11:21-12:9Matthew 16:13-19

Thursday 30th June 2022

Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious, and All-praised Twelve Apostles: Peter, Andrew, James and John the sons of Zebedee, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphæus, Jude the brother of James, Simon Zelotes, and Matthias
Leavetaking of the Chief Apostles Peter and Paul
Commemorations:
The Protomartyrs of Rome who suffered under Nero (64). New Martyr Michael (Paknanas) the gardener, of Athens (1770).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Eurgain, foundress of Cor-Eurgain in Wales, later called Llantwit (6th C).
Readings:
Romans 8:22-27; Matthew 10:23-31
For the Commemoration: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16; Matthew 9:36-10:8

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
In developing the software to generate this monthly calendar we gratefully acknowledge our dependence on many sources, prominent among them being :-
For the synaxaria of the Saints: Michael Purcell (of the Saint John (Maximovich) the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, Atlanta, GA.) and his very impressive software program Menologion; and Father Andrew Phillips whose web site Orthodox England has, amongst its many jewels, a list of the Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome. Thank you, both – and Many Years!
For the ranking of the major commemorations and related guidance: The Typikon Charts published by the St Raphael Brotherhood of the Antiochian Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America.
For the matters relating to the Lectionary: The admirably detailed notes included in the Epistle and Gospel Lectionaries published by the Centre for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies, Etna, Ca.; together with the annual Kanonion issued by the Phanar.
For the Fasting rules and many other details: The Antiochian Book of the Typikon as translated by Bishop Khoury and edited by Archpriest John W Morris.
Errors in the calendar will inevitably emerge, and for these we apologise. We should be grateful if you would inform us of any you discover.