A Traditional Orthodox Christian Monthly Calendar

Theotokos, Joy of Canada
Troparion, Tone 6

O royal portal through whom the Eternal King came forth.
O unbroken seal of the promise,
We thy people rejoice in thy sacred ikon
Which has blessed thy sacred monastery
And doth shine forth the light of Grace
To all the land of Canada.
Wherefore we beseech thee
Open to us the gate of paradise,
For thou art the hope of all
Who take refuge in thee.

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Theotokos, Joy of Canada
Kontakion, Tone 8

O thornless rose of ineffable beauty,
Thou didst bud forth on the border of paradise.
For through thine unopened gate, the gate was opened
And through thy sacred ikon, thou dost call the Canadian people to enter in,
Proclaiming thyself to be their protectress and defense against the enemy.
Wherefore we cry unto thee, rejoice joy of Canada.

The Ikon of the “Theotokos, Joy of Canada”

June 1999
(Secular dates are underlined)

1 (19 May)Tuesday Hieromartyr Patrick, Bishop of Prussa
Saint Dimitry Donskoy
Rom. 1:1-7, 13-17; Matt. 4:25-5:3
2 (20) –Wednesday
NO FAST
Martyr Thaleleos at Aegae in Cilicia
Rom. 1:18-27; Matt. 5:20-26
3 (21) – Thursday Saints Constantine and Helen, Equal-to-the-Apostles
Saint Helen of Decani
Rom. 1:28-2:9; Matt. 5:27-32
4 (22) – Friday
NO FAST
Saint John-Vladimir, Martyr and Ruler of Serbia
Martyr Vasiliskos, Bishop of Comana
Rom. 2:14-29; Matt. 5:33-41
5 (23) – Saturday Saint Michael the Confessor, Bishop of Synada
Rom. 1:7-12; Matt. 5:42-48
6 (24) – 1st Sunday after PentecostSunday of All Saints – Tone 8 (Gospel 1)

Venerable Symeon Stylites the Younger; Saint Vincent of Lerins; Saint Gabriel, Archbishop of Novgorod
Heb. 11:33-12:2; Matt. 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30

7 (25) – Monday
Beginning of Apostles’ Fast
Apostles Fast
Not Allowed: Meat, meat products and dairy products.
Allowed: Fish, shellfish, vegetables and vegetable products, wine, oil, fruit
Third Finding of the Head of Saint John the Baptist
Rom. 2:28-3:18; Matt. 6:31-34; 7:9-11
8 (26) – Tuesday
Apostles’ Fast
Saints Karpos and Alpheos, Apostles of the Seventy
Rom. 4:4-12; Matt. 7:15-42
9 (27) –Wednesday
Apostles’ Fast –
No Fish,Wine and Oil
Hieromartyr Therapontes, Bishop of Sardis
Martyr Julian the Veteran of Romania.
Rom. 4:13-25; Matt. 7:21-23
10 (28) –Thursday
Apostles’ Fast
Saint Nikita the Confessor, Bishop of Chalcedon
Saint Germaine of Paris
Rom. 5:10-16; Matt. 8:23-27
11 (29) – Friday
Apostles’ Fast –
No Fish,Wine and Oil
Virgin-Martyr Theodosia of Tyre
Blessed John of Ustiug
Rom. 5:17-6:2; Matt. 9:14-17
12 (30) – Saturday
Apostles’ Fast
Saint Isaak, Founder of Dalmatian Monastery in Constantinople
Rom. 3:19-26; Matt. 7:1-8
13 (31) – 2nd Sunday after PentecostSunday of All Saints of America – Tone 1 (G. 2) – Apostles’ Fast

Saint Hermes, Apostle of the Seventy; Martyr Philosophos at Alexandria; Martyr Hermias
Rom. 2:10-16; Matt. 4:18-23

14 (1 June)Monday
Apostles’ Fast
Saint Justin the Martyr and Companions
Rom. 7:1-13; Matt. 9:36-10:8
15 (2) – Tuesday
Apostles’ Fast
Great-Martyr John the New of Suceava
Saint Nikephoros the Confessor
Rom. 7:14-8:2; Matt. 10:9-15
16 (3) –Wednesday
Apostles’ Fast –
No Fish,Wine and Oil
Martyr Lucillian and Companions
Saint Kevin, hermit and Abbot of Glendalough.
Rom. 8:2-13; Matt. 10:16-22
17 (4) – Thursday
Apostles’ Fast
Saints Mary and Martha, sisters of Saint Lazarus
Saint Metrophanes, First Patriarch of Constantinople
Rom. 8:22-27; Matt. 10:23-31
18 (5) – Friday
Apostles’ Fast –
No Fish,Wine and Oil
Hieromartyr Dorotheos, Bishop of Tyre
Saint Peter of Korcha
Rom. 9:6-19; Matt. 10:32-36; 11:1
19 (6) – Saturday
Apostles’ Fast
Saint Vissarion the Wonderworker of Egypt
Venerable Hilarion the New
Rom. 3:28-4:3; Matt. 7:24-8:4
20 (7) – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost – Tone 2 (Gospel 3) – Apostles’ Fast

Martyr Theodote of Ankyra; Hieromartyr Marcellinus, Pope of Rome; Saint Colman, Bishop of Dromore
Rom. 5:1-10; Matt. 6:22-33

21 (8) – Monday
Apostles’ Fast
Saint Ephraim, Patriarch of Antioch
Saint John of Kronstadt
Rom. 9:18-33; Matt. 11:2-15
22 (9) – Tuesday
Apostles’ Fast
Saint Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria
Saint Columba of Iona, Enlightener of Scotland
Rom. 10:11-11:2; Matt. 11:16-20
23 (10) –Wednesday
Apostles’ Fast –
No Fish,Wine and Oil
Hieromartyr Timothy, Bishop of Prussa
Martyr Alexander and Virgin-Martyr Antonina at Constantinople.
Rom. 11:2-12; Matt. 11:20-26
24 (11) –Thursday
Apostles’ Fast
Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
Saint Niphon of Romania, Patriarch of Constantinople
Rom. 11:13-24; Matt. 11:27-30
25 (12) – Friday
Apostles’ Fast –
No Fish,Wine and Oil
Saint Onuphry the Great
Venerable Arseney of Konevits
Rom. 11:25-36; Matt. 12:1-8
26 (13) – Saturday
Apostles’ Fast
Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Lebanon
Saint Triphyllios, Bishop of Leucosia
Rom. 6:11-17; Matt. 8:14-23
27 (14) – 4th Sunday after Pentecost – Tone 3 (Gospel 4) – Apostles’ Fast

Holy Prophet Elisha; Saint Methodios, Patriarch of Constantinople; Saint Joseph, Bishop of Thessalonica
Rom. 6:18-23; Matt. 8:5-13

28 (15) – Monday
Apostles’ Fast
Vidovdan Holy Martyr Lazar of Kosovo
Saint Ephraim, Patriarch of Serbia
Rom. 12:4-5,15-21; Matt. 12:9-13
29 (16) – Tuesday
Apostles’ Fast
Saint Tikhon, Bishop of Amathon in Cyprus
Rom. 14:9-18; Matt. 12:14-16, 22-30
30 (17) –Wednesday
Apostles’ Fast –
No Fish,Wine and Oil
Martyrs Manuel, Sabel, & Ismael, of Persia
Martyr Nectan of Hartland (Devon)
Rom. 15:7-16; Matt. 12:38-45