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New Venerable Martyr Hilarion of St Anne Skete on Mt Athos

Greatmartyr Eustathius Placidas with his wife Theopistes and children Agapius and Theopist of Rome (2nd)

Venerable Anastasius, another Anastasius, Theodore and Euprepius the Confessors, disciples of St Maximus the Confessor

Holy Martyr and Confessor Prince Michael and his counsellor Theodore, Wonderworkers of Chernigov (1245)

St Oleg, Prince of Briansk (c1285)

Martyr John of Egypt

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15th Sunday after Pentecost; Sunday after Elevation

Gal 2.16-20 (Epistle—Sunday after Elevation)

Brethren, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. But if, while we seek to be justi fied by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not! For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

2 Cor 4.6-15 (Epistle)

Brethren, it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed – always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you. And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

Mark 8.34-9.1 (Gospel—Sunday after Elevation)

The Lord said: “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels. And He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power.”

Matt 22.35-46 (Gospel)

At that time, a certain lawyer came to Jesus asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, “’You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying: The LORD said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”’? If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son? And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.

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Sunday, September 20
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Saturday, September 26
5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, September 27
9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, September 30
Eve of Cathedral Feast Day
6:00 pm Festal Vigil

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Cathedral Altar Feast
Protection of the Theotokos

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Sunday, October 4
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