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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 July 2022.

Month of July

icon of July saints

July 1: Holy & Unmercenary Physicians & Wonder-workers Cosmas & Damian

July 1: Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

July 2: Juvenal, Patriarch of Jerusalem

July 2: Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos

July 3: Holy Martyr Hyacinth

July 4: Saint Andrew the Jerusalemite, Archbishop of Crete

July 4: Holy Right-believing Martyred Tsar Nicholas II

July 5: Grand Duchess Elizabeth

July 5: St. Sergius the Wonder-worker, Abbot of Radonezh

July 5: Commemoration of the Venerable Martyrs Elizabeth & Barbara

July 6: St. Sisoës the Great

July 6: Righteous Virgin Juliana, Princess Ol’shanskaya

July 7: Sts. Thomas of Mount Maleum & Acacius of Mount Sinai

July 7: Holy Greatmartyr Procopius

July 8: Commemoration of the Kazan Icon

July 9: Holy Hieromartyr Pancratius

July 10: 45 Holy Martyrs of Nicopolis of Armenia

July 10: St. Anthony of the Caves of Kiev

July 11: Martyr Euphemia the All-praised & St. Olga

July 11: Commemoration of the Holy & Blessed Olga

July 12: Holy Martyrs Proclus & Hilarius

July 12: Commemoration of the Image of the Theotokos "Icon of the Three Hands"

July 13: Synaxis of the Holy Archangel Gabriel

Sunday closest to July 16: Holy Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils

July 14: Holy Apostle Aquila

July 15: Holy Prince Vladimir the Great, Equal of the Apostles

July 16: Holy Hieromartyr Athenogenes

July 17: Holy Greatmartyr Marina

July 18: Holy Martyr Emilian

July 19: Venerable Mother Macrina

July 20: Holy and Glorious Prophet Elijah

July 21: Sts. Symeon, the Fool for Christ’s Sake & John, His Companion

July 22: Holy Equal of the Apostles Mary Magdalene

July 23: Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus, and those with them

July 24: Holy Martyr Christina

July 24: Holy Passion-Bearers Boris & Gleb

July 25: Dormition of the Righteous Anna, the Mother of the All-holy Theotokos

July 26: Holy Hieromartyr Hermolaus

July 26: Holy Venerable Martyr Parasceva

July 26: St. Moses of the Carpathians

July 27: Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon

July 27: Seven Holy Enlighteners of the Slavs & the Bulgars

July 28: Holy Apostles Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon & Parmenus

July 28: St. Pitirim, Bishop of Tambov

July 28: Commemoration of the Smolensk Icon

July 29: Holy Martyr Callinicus

July 30: Holy Apostles Silas & Silvanus, and Those with Them

July 30: Holy Martyr John the Warrior

July 30: St. Germanus, Wonderworker of Solovki

July 31: Forefeast of the Procession of the Precious & Life-creating Cross of the Lord