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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. The highlighted commemoration is served every year.

Month of February

icon of February saints

February 1: Forefeast of the Meeting of Our Lord & Holy Martyr Tryphon

February 1: St. Bridget, Enlightener of Ireland

February 2: Feast of the Meeting of Our Lord, God & Savior Jesus Christ

Rite for the Blessing of Candles on the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord

February 3: Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess

February 3: St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Japan

February 4: Venerable Father Isidore of Pelusium

February 5: Holy Martyr Agatha

February 5: St. Theodosius, Archbishop of Chernigov

February 6: St. Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna

February 6: St. Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople, Confessor

February 7: St. Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus & St. Luke of Hellas

February 8: Holy Great Martyr Theodore the General

February 9: Holy Martyr Nicephorus

February 10: Holy Hieromartyr Charalampius

February 11: Holy Hieromartyr Blaise

February 11: Holy Martyr George of Sofia

February 12: St. Meletius, Patriarch of Antioch the Great

February 12: St. Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow

February 13: Our Venerable Father Martinian

February 14: Our Venerable Father Auxentius

February 15: Holy Apostle Onesimus

February 16: Holy Martyr Pamphilus

February 17: Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Recruit

February 17: Holy Hieromartyr Hermogenes, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia

February 18: St. Leo, Pope of Rome

February 19: Holy Apostle Archippus

February 20: Venerable Father Leo, Bishop of Catania

February 20: Hieromartyr Cornelius, Abbot of the Monastery of the Caves of Pskov

February 21: Venerable Father Timothy of Symbola in Bithynia

February 21: Revelation of the Miraculous Kozel’shchanskaya Icon of the Mother of God

February 22: Holy Martyrs at the Gate of Eugenius

February 23: St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna

February 24: Commemoration of the First and Second Findings of the Head of the Forerunner

February 25: St. Tarasius, Archbishop of Constantinople

February 26: St. Porphyrius, Archbishop of Gaza

February 27: Venerable Father Procopius the Decapolite, the Confessor

February 28: Venerable Father Basil the Confessor, Fellow Faster of the Holy Procopius

February 29: Venerable Father Cassian the Roman, the Confessor