CHRISTMINSTER
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR)
1910 Falls Street, Niagara Falls, New York 14303 USA
April -- June 2017

APRIL 2017
DAYNCOCF/AOBSERVANCE
SAT119St. Joseph, II (or second Wednesday after Easter)
SUN220A*PASSION SUNDAY / St. Cuthbert, BC, III / St. Photini, IV
MON321Repose of St. Benedict, I
TUE422F
WED523F/A*
THU624St. Gabriel, II
FRI725ANNUNCIATION, I
SAT826F/A*St. Tikhon, BC, III [Patron of Western Rite]
SUN927PALM SUNDAY / St. Joseph of Arimathea, III
MON1028F/A
TUE1129F
WED1230F/AUnction Service / St. John Climacus, AB, IV
THU1331F/AMaundy Thursday / St. Innocent of Alaska, BC, IV
FRI141F/AGood Friday
SAT152F/A*Holy Saturday / St. Mary of Egypt, Penitent, IV
SUN163EASTER
MON174Monday in Octave / St. Ambrose, BCD, III
TUE185Tuesday in Octave
WED196Wednesday in Octave
THU207Thursday in Octave
FRI218Friday in Octave
SAT229Saturday in Octave
SUN2310LOW SUNDAY (EASTER I)
MON2411St. Leo the Great, BCD, III
TUE2512
WED2613St Justin, M, III
THU2714
FRI2815St. Alphege, IV
SAT2916
SUN3017EASTER II


Daily Posting: March 19/April 1

He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life, saith the Lord.

Daily Posting: March 20/April 2

Jesus said unto the multitude of the Jews, and to the chief priests: he hat is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

Daily Posting: March 21/April 3

In the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying: if any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.

Daily Posting: March 22/April 4

Deliver me, O Lord, and set me be side thee; and I care not who lifteth his hand against me.

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My time is not yet come, but your time is alway ready.

Daily Posting: March 23/April 5

O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast defended my life, O Lord my God.

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My sheep hear my voice, and I the Lord both know them, and they follow me.

Daily Posting: March 24/April 6

The Angel Gabriel descended to Zacharias, and said unto him: thy wife shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John; and many shall rejoice at his birth; for he shall go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways. [Benedictus Antiphon, Archangel Gabriel, March 24/April 6]

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The Master saith, my time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.

Daily Posting: March 25/April 7

How shall this be, O Angel of God, seeing I know not a man? Hearken, O Virgin Mary: the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee. [Benedictus Antiphon, Annunciation, March 25/April 7]

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Now the feast day of the Jews drew nigh; and the chief priests sought how they might kill Jesus, but they feared the people.

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O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? Testify against me.

Daily Posting: March 26/April 8

O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world began.

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Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul.

Daily Posting: March 27/April 9

The multitudes which came together for the feast day cried unto the Lord: blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Daily Posting: March 28/April 10

So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver, the price that I was prised at of them.

Daily Posting: March 29/April 11

Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come, having loved his own, he loved them unto the end.

Daily Posting: March 30/April 12

Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch with me one hour?

Daily Posting: March 31/April 13
Great and Holy Thursday

Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying: whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast.

Daily Posting: April 1/14
Great and Holy Friday

Said the one thief to the other, we indeed receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man, what has he done? Remember me, O Lord, when thou comest into thy kingdom.

Daily Posting: April 2/15

O death, I will be thy plagues: O grave, I will be thy destruction.

Daily Posting: April 3/16

A BLESSED PASCHA / EASTER TO ALL!

Christ is risen from the dead;
Death by death he hath downtread;
And on those whom death hath slain
He bestoweth life again.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Prayers and blessings in this joyful Eastertide!

Daily Posting: April 4/17

Jesus himself drew near to his disciples in the way, and went with them: but their eyes were holden that they should not know him: and he rebuked them, saying, O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 5/18

Jesus stood in the midst of his disciples and said unto them, peace be unto you, alleluia, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 6/19

Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 7/20

Mary stood at the sepulchre weeping, and seeth two Angels in white, sitting, and the napkin that was about the head of Jesus, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 8/21

The eleven disciples, when they saw the Lord in Galilee, worshipped him, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 9/22

They ran both together, and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre, alleluia.