Kalender Liturgi Gereja Orthodox Indonesia (Russia)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 / April 4, 2013 (Church Calendar)
Fifth Week of the Great Lent. Tone four. Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Venerable Joseph the Hymnographer of Sicily (883).
Venerable George, monk, of Mt. Maleon in the Peloponnesus (9th c.). New Hieromartyrs Archimandrite Benjamin (Kononov) and Hieromonk Nicephorus (Kuchin) of Solovki (1928). New Hieromartyr Nicholas bishop of Velsk, martyr Mary (1932). New Hieromartyr John priest (1933). Martyr John (1943).
Venerable Joseph the Muchailing of the Kiev Caves (14th c.).
Venerable Zosimas, abbot of Vorbozomsk (1550).
Venerable Zosimas, monk, of Palestine (560).
Virgin-martyr Pherbutha of Persia, her sister and servants (343). New Hieromartyr Nicetas the Serb of Albania, Mt. Athos and Serres (1808). Venerable Theonas, metropolitan of Thessalonica (1541). Icons of the Mother of God, named "Gerontissa" and "Deliveress". St. Isidore, bishop of Seville (636). Holy Martyr Kallinikos. Venerable James of Old Torzhok in Galich, Kostroma (15th-16th c.). Martyr Basil of Mangazea in Siberia (1602). The Scripture Readings
St. Joseph the Hymnographer & St. George of Mt. Maleon —
No Troparia are given in the Menaion. Kontakion to St. Joseph..., Tone IV, "Having been lifted up..." —
Thou art an inexhaustible well-spring of repentance/ and an imparter of
endless consolation and compunction, O Joseph./ Grant us tears of divine
repentance here,/ which shedding we may obtain consolation from God,// asking
thine aid, O holy one.