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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 October 2022.

Month of October

icon of October saints

October 1: Protection of the Theotokos

October 1: Holy Apostle Ananias Of The Seventy & Our Venerable Father Romanus The Melodist

October 2: Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian & The Martyr Justina

October 2: Holy & Blessed Andrew, Fool For Christ’s Sake

October 3: Holy Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite

October 4: Holy Hieromartyr Hierotheus, Bishop Of Athens

October 4: Venerable Paul the Simple

October 5: Holy Martyr Charitina

October 5: Holy Hierarchs Peter, Alexis, Jonah, Philip, Hermogenes & Tikhon Metropolitans of Moscow

October 6: Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas

October 7: Holy Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus

October 7: Saint Jonah, Bishop of Hankow

October 8: Venerable Mother Pelagia

October 8: Holy And Venerable Thaïs

October 9: Holy Apostle James, the Son of Alphæus

October 10: Holy Martyrs Eulampius & Eulampia

October 10: Synaxis of the 14 Venerable Fathers of Optina

October 11: Holy Apostle Philip of the Seventy, One of the Seven Deacons

October 12: Holy Martyrs Probus, Tarachus & Andronicus

October 12: Our Father Among the Saints Martin, Bishop of Tours

October 13: Holy Martyrs Carpus & Papylas

October 14: Holy Martyrs Nazarius, Gervase, Protase & Celsius

October 15: Venerable Father Euthymius the New and of the Holy Venerable Martyr Lucian, Presbyter of Antioch the Great

October 16: Martyr Longinus, the Centurion

October 17: Holy Prophet Hosea & Venerable Martyr Andrew of Crete

Commemoration of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

October 18: Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke

October 18: Saint Peter, Metropolitan Of Montenegro, the Wonderworker

October 19: Holy Prophet Joel & Holy Martyr Varus

October 19: Holy & Venerable Father John Of Ryla

October 19: St. John Of Kronstadt, the Wonderworker

October 20: Holy Great Martyr Artemius

October 21: Venerable Father Hilarion the Great

October 22: Holy Wonderworker Abercius, Bishop Of Hierapolis, Equal Of The Apostles

October 22: Commemoration of the Kazan Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos

October 23: Holy Apostle James, the Brother of the Lord

October 24: Holy Martyr Arethas & those with Him

October 24: Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Joy of All Who Sorrow"

October 25: Holy Martyrs Marcian & Martyrius, the Notaries

October 25: Holy & Righteous Tabitha

October 26: Holy Greatmartyr Demetrius of Thessalonica & Commemoration of the Great Earthquake at Constantinople in 740 AD

October 27: Holy Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica

October 27: Venerable Father Nestor the Chronicler, of the Caves of Kiev

October 28: Holy Martyrs Terence & Neonilla

October 28: Holy Martyr Parasceva

October 28: Venerable Father Job, Abbot and Wonderworker of Pochaev

October 29: Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman

October 30: Holy Hieromartyr Zenobius & His Sister Zenobia

October 31: Holy Apostles Stachys, Amplius & Those With Them