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Holy Prophet Hosea (820BC)

Venerable Martyr Andrew of Crete (767)

New Hieromartyr Alexander, archbishop of Semipalatinsk (1937)

Transfer of the relics of the Righteous Lazarus of the Four-Days to Constantinople (898)

Martyrs and Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian in Cilicia (Arabia), with their brothers the Martyrs Leontius, Anthymus and Eutropius (287 or 303)

Joseph the Wonderworker of Georgia

Martyr Queen Susanna of Georgia

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17th Sunday after Pentecost

2 Cor 6.16-7.1 (Epistle)

Brethren, you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” Therefore Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Luke 8.5-15 (Gospel)

The Lord said this parable: A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold. When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Then His disciples asked Him, saying, “What does this parable mean?” And He said, “To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is given in parables, that ‘Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.’ Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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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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