February 2017 Ecclesiastical calendar and readings

Daily Readings and Saint Feast Days

1 February

Saint Tryphon

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 8:28-39

Gospel: Luke 10:19-21

Saints and Feasts

Tryphon the Martyr

Perpetua & her Companions

Timothy the Confessor

Bridget of Ireland

Our Holy Father Basil, Archbishop of Thessolonica

Anastasios the New Martyr of Navplion

The Four Martyrs Andrianus, Polyeuktos, Plato and George who contested in Megara

2 February

The Presentation of our Lord in the Temple

Readings

Matins: Luke 2:25-32

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 7:7-17

Gospel: Luke 2:22-40

Saints and Feasts

The Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple

Gabriel the New Martyr of Constantinople

Jordan the New Martyr

Agathadoros the Martyr of Cappadocia

3 February

Righteous Symeon the God-Receiver

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14

Gospel: Luke 2:25-38

Saints and Feasts

The Synaxis of the Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-Receiver and the Holy Prophetess Anna

Stamatios, John, & Nicholas, New Martyrs of Spetses

4 February

Saint Isidore of Pelusium

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 2:11-19

Gospel: Luke 18:2-8

Saints and Feasts

Isidore of Pelusium

Nicholas the Confessor

Hieromartyr Abramius

John the Righteous, Bishop of Irinopolis

Theodosios the Righteous

Joseph the New Martyr of Aleppo

5 February

The Martyrdom of Saint Agatha

Readings

Matins: John 21:14-25

Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15

Gospel: Luke 18:10-14

Saints and Feasts

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today

Agatha the Martyr

Polyeuktos, Partriarch Of Constantinople

Antonios the New Martyr of Athens

Theodosios, Archbishop of Chernigov

Theodosios of Antioch

6 February

Saint Photios, Archbishop of Constantinople

Readings

Matins: John 10:1-9

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 7:26-28; 8:1-2

Gospel: John 10:9-16

Saints and Feasts

Photius the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople

Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna

Barsanuphius the Great and John of Gaza

Ilyan of Homs

7 February

Saint Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus

Readings

Epistle: St. Peter's Second Universal Letter 2:9-22

Gospel: Mark 13:14-23

Saints and Feasts

Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsacus

Luke of Mount Stirion

Theopemptos the Martyr & his Companions

George the New Martyr of Crete

Richard, King of Wessex

8 February

Saint Theodore the Commander

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10

Gospel: Matthew 10:16-22

Saints and Feasts

Theodore the Commander & Great Martyr

The Holy Prophet Zacharias (Zachariah)

Nicephoros & Stephanos the Martyrs

Cuthman of Steyning

9 February

Saint Nicephoros the martyr

Readings

Epistle: St. John's First Universal Letter 1:8-10; 2:1-6

Gospel: Mark 13:31-37: 14:1-2

Saints and Feasts

Leavetaking of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple

Nicephoros the Martyr of Antioch

Markellos, Philagrios, & Pankratios the Hieromartyrs

Teilo, Bishop of Llandaff

10 February

Saint Haralambos

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10

Gospel: John 15:17-27; 16:1-2

Saints and Feasts

The Holy Hieromartyr Haralambos

Anastasios, Patriarch of Jerusalem

Porphyrios & Baptos the Monk-martyrs

11 February

Saint Blaise the Holy Martyr of Sebastia

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6

Gospel: Matthew 10:1, 5-8

Saints and Feasts

Blaise the Holy Martyr of Sebastia

Theodora the Empress

Finding of the relics of Zachariah the Prophet, Father of the Holy Forerunner

George the Serbian

12 February

Saint Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch

Readings

Matins: Matthew 28:16-20

Epistle: St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 6:12-20

Gospel: Luke 15:11-32

Saints and Feasts

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Meletius, Archbishop of Antioch

Antonius, Archbishop of Constantinople

Christos the New Martyr

Meletios of Ypseni

13 February

Saint Martinian of Palestine

Readings

Epistle: St. John's First Universal Letter 2:18-29; 3:1-8

Gospel: Mark 11:1-11

Saints and Feasts

Martinian of Palestine

Aquilla & Priscilla the Apostles

Eulogios, Patriarch of Alexandria

Symeon the Myrrhbearer of Serbia

14 February

Saint Auxentius of the Mountain

Readings

Epistle: St. John's First Universal Letter 3:9-22

Gospel: Mark 14:10-42

Saints and Feasts

Holy Father Auxentius of the Mountain

Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles & Teacher of the Slavs

Nicholas the New Martyr of Corinth

Abraham, Bishop of Carrhes in Mesopotamia

15 February

The Martyrdom of Apostle Onesimus

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to Philemon 1:1-25

Gospel: Mark 14:43-72; 15:1

Saints and Feasts

Onesimus the Apostle of the 70

Our Righteous Father Anthimus the Elder of Chios

Eusebius the Righteous of Syria

Onesimos, Patriarch of Constantinople

Maïor the Martyr

16 February

The Martyrdom of Saint Pamphilus

Readings

Epistle: St. John's First Universal Letter 4:20-21; 5:1-21

Gospel: Mark 15:1-15

Saints and Feasts

Pamphilus the Martyr & his Companions

Flavianos, Patriarch of Constantinople

Romanos the Younger

17 February

Saint Theodore the Tyro

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10

Gospel: Luke 20:46-47; 21:1-4

Saints and Feasts

Theodore the Tyro, Great Martyr

Mariamne, Sister of Apostle Philip

Righteous Auxentius

The Pious Rulers Marcian and Pulcheria

Theodore the New Martyr of Byzantium

Hermogenes (Germogen), Patriarch of Moscow

18 February

Saint Leo, Pope of Rome

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians 4:13-17

Gospel: Luke 21:8-9,25-27,33-36

Saints and Feasts

Saturday of Souls

Leo the Great, Pope of Rome

Agapetus the Confessor, Bishop of Sinai

Flavian the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople

19 February

Holy Apostle Philemon

Readings

Matins: Mark 16:1-8

Epistle: St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

Saints and Feasts

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

The Holy Apostles of the Seventy Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, and Onesimus

Philothei the Righteous Martyr of Athens

Niketas the Younger

20 February

Saint Leo, Bishop of Catania

Readings

Epistle: St. John's Third Universal Letter 1:1-15

Gospel: Luke 19:29-40; 22:7-39

Saints and Feasts

Leo, Bishop of Catania

Agathus, Pope of Rome

Bessarion the Great

Sadok the Bishop and the 128 other Martyrs of Persia

Plotinus

21 February

Saint Timothy the Righteous

Readings

Epistle: St. Jude's First Universal Letter 1:1-10

Gospel: Luke 22:39-42, 45-71; 23:1

Saints and Feasts

Timothy the Righteous

John III, Patriarch of Constantinople

Eustathius, Bishop of Antioch

Zachariah, Patriarch of Jerusalem

22 February

Saint Anthousa

Readings

Vespers OT1: Joel 3:12-21

Vespers OT2: Joel 2:12-26

Saints and Feasts

The Finding of the Precious Relics of the Holy Martyrs in the Quarter of Eugenius

Our Righteous Fathers Thalassius and Baradatus

Anthousa the Martyr & her 12 Servants

23 February

The martyrdom of Saint Polycarp

Readings

Epistle: St. Jude's First Universal Letter 1:11-25

Gospel: Luke 23:1-31, 33, 44-56

Saints and Feasts

Polycarp the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Smyrna

Proterios, Archbishop of Alexandria

Gorgonia the Righteous, sister of Gregory the Theologian

Damian the New Martyr of Mount Athos

Boswell, Abbot of Melrose Abbey

24 February

The finding of the Venerable Head of John the Baptist

Readings

Matins: Luke 7:17-30

Epistle: St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15

Gospel: Matthew 11:2-15

Saints and Feasts

First & Second Finding of the Venerable Head of John the Baptist

Romanos, Prince of Uglich

Boswell, Abbot of Melrose Abbey

Cumine the White, Abbot of Iona

25 February

Saint Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople

Readings

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2

Gospel: Matthew 6:1-13

Saints and Feasts

Cheesefare Saturday

Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople

Reginos, Bishop of Skopelos

Holy Martyr Alexander of Thrace

Markellos, Bishop of Apamea

26 February

Saint Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza

Readings

Matins: Mark 16:9-20

Epistle: St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4

Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21

Saints and Feasts

Forgiveness Sunday

Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza

The Holy Great Martyr Photine, the Samaritan Women

Holy Martyr Theocletus

John Calphas the new Martyr

27 February

Saints Procopius and Basil

Readings

Orthros OT: Isaiah 1:1-20

Vespers OT1: Genesis 1:1-13

Vespers OT2: Proverbs 1:1-20

Saints and Feasts

Procopius the Confessor of Decapolis

Stephen the Monk

Gelasios the Actor and Martyr of Heliopolis

Nesios the Martyr

28 February

Saint John Cassian

Readings

Orthros OT: Isaiah 1:19-2:3

Vespers OT1: Genesis 1:14-23

Vespers OT2: Proverbs 1:20-33

Saints and Feasts

Righteous John Cassian the Confessor

Basil the Confessor

Kyranna the New Martyr of Thessaloniki

Jonah the Righteous Martyr of Lerios

Note: On Monday, February 27, 2017, Great Lent Begins.

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