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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 September 2022.

Month of September

icon of September saints

September 1: Begining of the Indiction & Commemoration of our Venerable Father Simeon

September 2: Holy Martyr Mamas & St. John The Faster, Patriarch Of Constantinople

September 3: Holy Hieromartyr Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedia

September 3: Holy Passion-Bearer Edward, King of England

September 4: Holy Hieromartyr Babylas & Holy Prophet Moses

September 4: Holy Hierarch Joasaph, Bishop of Belgorod

September 5: Holy Prophet Zacharias & the Holy Righteous Elizabeth

September 5: Martyred Monk Athanasius, Abbot of Brest

September 6: Commemoration of the Miracle performed by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

September 6: Righteous Prince Peter & Princess Febronia, Wonderworkers of Murom

Saturday and Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

September 7: Forefeast of the Nativity of the All-holy Theotokos & Commemoration of the Holy Martyr Sozon

September 7: Holy Venerable Martyr Macarius, Wonderworker of Kanev

September 7: Venerable Mother Cassiana, the Hymnographer

September 8: Nativity of the All-holy Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary

September 8: Finding of the Wonderworking Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Known As the Kursk-Root Icon of the Sign

September 9: Commemoration of the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna

September 10: Holy Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora and Nymphodora

September 11: Venerable Mother Theodora of Alexandria

September 11: Our Venerable Fathers Sergius and Herman, Wonderworkers of Valaam

September 12: Leave-taking of the Nativity of the All-holy Theotokos

September 13: Commemoration of the Dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher & Holy Hieromartyr Cornelius the Centurion

September 14: Universal Exaltation of the Precious & Life-creating Cross

September 15: Holy Greatmartyr Nicetas

September 15: Appearance of the Wonder-Working Lesna Icon of the All-Holy Theotokos

September 16: Holy Greatmartyr Euphemia the Most Praised

September 17: Holy Martyrs Sophia & Her Three Daughters:

September 18: Venerable Father Eumenius, Bishop Of Gortyna, The Wonderworker

September 19: Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatius & Dorymedon

September 19: Holy Passion-bearer, the Pious Prince Igor of Chernigov

September 20: Holy Greatmartyr Eustathius

September 21: Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Precious Cross

September 21: St. Demetrius, Metropolitan of Rostov, the Wonderworker

September 22: Holy Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope

September 22: Commemoration Of Our Venerable Fathers Whose Incorrupt Relics Rest In The Near Caves Of Kiev

September 22: Service to the Twenty-Six Martyred Monks of Zographou

September 23: Conception of the Honorable and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

September 24: Holy Protomartyr and Equal of the Apostles Thecla

September 25: Venerable Mother Euphrosyne

September 25: Venerable Father Sergius The Wonder-Worker, Abbot Of Radonezh

September 26: Repose Of The Holy Apostle & Evangelist John The Theologian

September 27: Holy Martyr Callistratus & His Companions

September 28: Venerable Father Chariton the Confessor

September 28: Holy Passion-bearer, the Right-believing Prince Wenceslaus of Bohemia

September 29: Venerable Father Cyriacus the Anchorite

September 30: Holy Hieromartyr Gregory Of Greater Armenia

September 30: St. Michael, First Metropolitan of Kiev, Wonderworker of All Russia