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Venerable Theophanes the Merciful of Gaza

New Hieromartyr John, archbishop of Riga (1934)

Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine (556)

Onuphrius the Wonderworker of Gareji

Martyrs Dadas, Habeddai, Casdoe of Persia (4th)

Venerable Gudelia of Persia

Holy 80 Martyrs at Byzantium

Venerable Mary of Palestine

Finding of the Relics of St John, archbishop and Wonderworker of Shanghai, Western Europe, and San Francisco (1993)

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Wednesday of the 15th week after Pentecost

Gal 3.15-22 (Epistle)

Brethren, I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man’s covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it. Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ. And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Luke 5.33-39 (Gospel)

At that time, the Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?” And He said to them, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in those days. Then He spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’

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

Friday, October 1 Cathedral Altar Feast
Protection of the Theotokos
9:00 am Divine Liturgy/Akathist

Saturday, October 2 5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, October 3 9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

Saturday, October 9 HM Tikhon patr of Moscow 9:30 am Hours & Divine Liturgy 5:30 pm Vigil Service

Sunday, October 10 Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council 9:00 am Hours & Divine Liturgy

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