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Menaion Services

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Services at Holy Ascension are scheduled every Saturday evening and Sunday morning, and on major feasts and commemorations of the church. These services from the Menaion, translated into English by the late Monk Joseph (Isaac E. Lambertsen), are used throughout the year. Dates are according to the Church (Julian) calendar, which is currently 13 days behind the civil (Gregorian) calendar. Highlighted commemorations will be served in August 2022.

Month of August

icon of August saints

August 1: Procession of the Precious Wood of the Cross & Commemoration of the 7 Holy Maccabee Children

August 1: Feast of the Most-Merciful Savior & the All-Holy Theotokos

August 2: Transfer of the Relics of the Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen

August 3: Sts. Isaacius, Dalmatus & Faustus

August 3: St. Anthony the Roman

August 4: Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus

August 5: Forefeast of the Transfiguration & Holy Martyr Eusygnius

August 6: Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord

August 7: Holy Martyred Monk Dometius

August 8: St. Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus

August 8: Transfer of the Relics of Sts. Zosimas & Sabbatius of Solovki

August 9: Holy Apostle Matthias

August 10: Holy Martyr & Archdeacon Laurence

August 11: Holy Martyr & Archdeacon Euplus

August 12: Martyrs Photius & Anicetas and St. Maximus the Confessor

August 13: Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

August 13: St. Tikhon, Bishop of Voronezh

August 14: Forefeast of the Dormition and Holy Prophet Micah

August 15: Dormition of the Most-Holy Theotokos

August 16: Transfer of the Image Not-Made-By-Hands of Our Lord from Edessa to Constantinople

August 16: All-Night Vigil for the Transfer of the Image Not-Made-By-Hands

August 17: Holy Martyr Myron

August 18: Holy Martyrs Florus & Laurus

August 19: Holy Martyr Andrew the General

August 20: Holy Prophet Samuel

August 21: Holy Apostle Thaddaeus & Holy Martyr Bassa & Those with Her

August 22: Holy Martyr Agathonicus & Those with Him and Holy Martyr Luppus

August 23: Leave-taking of the Dormition of the All-holy Theotokos

August 24: Hieromartyr Eutyches

August 24: Holy New-hieromartyr Maximus Sandovich, Protomartyr of the Lemko People

August 25: Return of the Relics of the Holy Apostle Bartholomew & Holy Apostle Titus

August 26: Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia

August 26: Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Theotokos

August 27: St. Poemen the Great

August 28: St. Moses the Black

August 28: Commemoratin of the Holy Fathers of the Kiev Far Caves

August 29: Beheading of St. John the Forerunner and Baptist

August 30: Holy Fathers Alexander, John and Paul the New, Patriarchs of Constantinople

August 30: Transfer of the Relics of St. Alexander Nevsky

August 31: Deposition of the Precious Cincture of the Theotokos

August 31: Our Father among the Saints Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Enlightener of Northumbria