THE WORD OF GOD – APRIL 1 (MARCH 19), 2015


Sixth Week of the Great Lent. Tone one.
Great Lent. By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)

Martyrs Chrysanthus and Daria, and those with them at Rome:Claudius, Hilaria, Jason, Maurus, Diodorus presbyter, and Marianusdeacon (283).
St. Sophia of Slutsk and Minsk (1612).
St. John confessor (1932).
St. Matrona (1938).
Venerable Innocent of Komel (Vologda), disciple of St. Nilus of Sora (1521).
Martyr Pancharius at Nicomedia (302).
Venerable Bassa, nun, of Pskov (1473).
The Smolensk “Tenderness” Icon of the Mother of God (1103).
Martyr Dimitri of Tornada (564).
New Martyr Demetrius at Constantinople (1564) (Greek).
Righteous Mary, wife of Vsevelod III (1206).
New Martyr Nicholas of Karamanos in Smyrna (1657).
Martyr Alcmund, prince of Northumbria.

The Scripture Readings

Isaiah 58:1-11 (6th Hour)
Genesis 43:26-31; 45:1-16 (Vespers, 1st Reading)
Proverbs 21:23-22:4 (Vespers, 2nd Reading)

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