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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 January 2023.

Month of January

icon of January saints

Saturday before Theophany

January 1: Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ & Saint Basil The Great, Archbishop Of Cæsaria In Cappadocia

January 2: St. Sylvester, Pope of Rome

January 2: St. Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov

January 2: Holy Righteous Juliana Of Lazarevo

January 3: Holy Prophet Malachi & The Holy Martyr Gordius

January 4: Synaxis of the Seventy Apostles

January 5: Holy Martyrs Theopemptus & Theonas

January 5: Hours Chanted on the Eve of the Theophany of the Lord

January 6: Holy Theophany of our Lord

January 7: Holy, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner John the Baptist

January 8: Our Venerable Father George the Khozebite & Our Venerable Mother Domnica

January 8: Holy Hieromartyr Isidore & the 72 Martyred With Him For Orthodoxy, In Yuriev Of Estonia

January 9: Holy Martyr Polyeuctus of Melitene in Armenia

January 9: Saint Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow & All Russia, the New Confessor

January 10: Saint Gregory, Bishop Of Nyssa

January 10: Saint Theophanes, Recluse of Vyshensk

January 11: St. Theodosius the Cœnobiarch

January 12: Holy Martyr Tatiana

January 12: Saints Savva, First Archbishop & Teacher Of The Serbs

January 13: Martyrs Hermylus & Stratonicus

January 14: Apodosis Of Holy Theophany

January 14: Apodosis Of Holy Theophany and Holy Equal Of The Apostles Nina

January 15: Our Venerable Fathers Paul of Thebes & John the Hut-dweller

January 16: Precious Chains Of The Holy Pre-Eminent Apostle Peter

January 17: Venerable & God-Bearing Father Anthony The Great

January 18: Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Archbishops of Alexandria

January 19: Our Venerable Father Macarius the Egyptian

January 20: Our Venerable & God-bearing Father Euthymius the Great

January 21: Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor & of the Holy Martyr Neophytus

January 21: Our Venerable Father Maximus the Greek

January 21: Holy Martyr Agnes of Rome

January 22: Holy Apostle Timothy & Venerable Martyr Anastasius the Persian

January 23: Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra

January 24: Venerable Mother Xenia

January 24: Holy Xenia, Blessed in Christ, the Homeless Wanderer of Saint Petersburg

Sunday of the New-Martyrs and Confessors of Russia

January 25: St. Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople

January 26: Our Venerable Father Xenophon of Constantinople, Mary, his wife, and their sons, Arcadius and John

January 27: Translation of the Relics of Our Father among the Saints, John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople

January 28: Our Venerable Father Ephraim the Syrian

January 28: Our Father among the Saints Isaac the Syrian, Bishop of Nineveh

January 29: Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer

January 30: Commemoration of Our Holy Fathers, the Great Hierarchs Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian & John Chrysostom

January 31: Holy Wonder-workers & Unmercenary Physicians Cyrus & John