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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. The highlighted commemoration is served every year.

Month of March

icon of March saints

March 1: Holy Martyred Nun Eudocia

March 2: Holy Hieromartyr Theodotus, Bishop of Cyrenia

March 2: Commemoration of the Manifestation of the "Reigning" Icon of the All-holy Theotokos

March 3: Holy Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus & Basiliscus

March 4: Venerable Father Gerasimus of the Jordan

March 5: Holy Martyr Conon

March 6: Forty-Two Martyrs of Amorium

March 7: Holy Hieromartyrs who were bishops in Cherson

March 8: Venerable Father Theophylactus the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia

March 9: Holy Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

March 10: Holy Martyr Codratus

March 11: St. Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem

March 12: St. Theophanes the Confessor of Mount Sigriana

March 12: Venerable Father Symeon the New Theologian

March 12: Our Father Among the Saints, Gregory the Dialogist, Pope of Rome

March 13: Translation of the Relics of St. Nicephorus, Patriarch of Constantinople

March 14: St. Benedict of Nursia

March 15: Holy Martyr Agapius

March 16: Holy Martyr Sabinas

March 17: Venerable Father Alexis, Man of God

March 17: Our Father among the Saints Patrick, Enlightener of the Irish Land

March 18: St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem

March 19: Holy Martyrs Chrysanthus & Daria

March 20: Holy Fathers Slain in the Monastery of Saint Sabbas

March 21: St. James the Confessor, Bishop of Catania

March 22: Holy Hieromartyr Basil, Priest of the Church of Ancyra

March 23: Martyred Monk Nicon and Two Hundred of His Disciples Martyred with Him

March 24: Forefeast of the Annunciation of the All-holy Virgin

March 25: Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos

March 26: Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel

March 26: Holy Hieromartyr Irenæus of Sirmium

March 27: Holy Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica

March 28: Venerable Fathers Hilarion the New & Stephen the Wonderworker

March 29: Venerable Father Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, Cyril the Deacon & Others

March 30: Venerable Father John, Author of "The Ladder"

March 30: Our Father Among the Saints Sophronius the Wonder-worker, Bishop of Irkutsk

March 31: Venerable Hypatius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gangra

March 31: Appearance of the Iveron Icon