Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR)
New York, USA
April -- June 2017

APRIL 2017
SAT119St. Joseph, II (or second Wednesday after Easter)
SUN220A*PASSION SUNDAY / St. Cuthbert, BC, III / St. Photini, IV
MON321Repose of St. Benedict, I
THU624St. Gabriel, II
SAT826F/A*St. Tikhon, BC, III [Patron of Western Rite]
SUN927PALM SUNDAY / St. Joseph of Arimathea, III
WED1230F/AUnction Service / St. John Climacus, AB, IV
THU1331F/AMaundy Thursday / St. Innocent of Alaska, BC, IV
FRI141F/AGood Friday
SAT152F/A*Holy Saturday / St. Mary of Egypt, Penitent, IV
MON174Monday in Octave / St. Ambrose, BCD, III
TUE185Tuesday in Octave
WED196Wednesday in Octave
THU207Thursday in Octave
FRI218Friday in Octave
SAT229Saturday in Octave
MON2411St. Leo the Great, BCD, III
WED2613St Justin, M, III
FRI2815St. Alphege, IV

Daily Posting: March 19/April 1

He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life, saith the Lord.

Daily Posting: March 20/April 2

Jesus said unto the multitude of the Jews, and to the chief priests: he hat is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

Daily Posting: March 21/April 3

In the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying: if any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.

Daily Posting: March 22/April 4

Deliver me, O Lord, and set me be side thee; and I care not who lifteth his hand against me.


My time is not yet come, but your time is alway ready.

Daily Posting: March 23/April 5

O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast defended my life, O Lord my God.


My sheep hear my voice, and I the Lord both know them, and they follow me.

Daily Posting: March 24/April 6

The Angel Gabriel descended to Zacharias, and said unto him: thy wife shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John; and many shall rejoice at his birth; for he shall go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways. [Benedictus Antiphon, Archangel Gabriel, March 24/April 6]


The Master saith, my time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.

Daily Posting: March 25/April 7

How shall this be, O Angel of God, seeing I know not a man? Hearken, O Virgin Mary: the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee. [Benedictus Antiphon, Annunciation, March 25/April 7]


Now the feast day of the Jews drew nigh; and the chief priests sought how they might kill Jesus, but they feared the people.


O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? Testify against me.

Daily Posting: March 26/April 8

O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world began.


Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul.

Daily Posting: March 27/April 9

The multitudes which came together for the feast day cried unto the Lord: blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Daily Posting: March 28/April 10

So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver, the price that I was prised at of them.

Daily Posting: March 29/April 11

Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come, having loved his own, he loved them unto the end.

Daily Posting: March 30/April 12

Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch with me one hour?

Daily Posting: March 31/April 13
Great and Holy Thursday

Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying: whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast.

Daily Posting: April 1/14
Great and Holy Friday

Said the one thief to the other, we indeed receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man, what has he done? Remember me, O Lord, when thou comest into thy kingdom.

Daily Posting: April 2/15

O death, I will be thy plagues: O grave, I will be thy destruction.

Daily Posting: April 3/16


Christ is risen from the dead;
Death by death he hath downtread;
And on those whom death hath slain
He bestoweth life again.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Prayers and blessings in this joyful Eastertide!

Daily Posting: April 4/17

Jesus himself drew near to his disciples in the way, and went with them: but their eyes were holden that they should not know him: and he rebuked them, saying, O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 5/18

Jesus stood in the midst of his disciples and said unto them, peace be unto you, alleluia, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 6/19

Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 7/20

Mary stood at the sepulchre weeping, and seeth two Angels in white, sitting, and the napkin that was about the head of Jesus, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 8/21

The eleven disciples, when they saw the Lord in Galilee, worshipped him, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 9/22

They ran both together, and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 10/23

The same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, peace be unto you, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 11/24

Antiphon on Benedictus:
When Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat:
Peace be unto you, it is I, alleluia: be not afraid, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 12/25

Antiphon on Benedictus:
I go before you into Galilee: there shall ye see me, as I said unto you, alleluia, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat:
Reach hither thy finger, and examine the print of the nails, alleluia: and be not faithless, but believing, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 13/26

Antiphon on Benedictus:
I am the true vine, alleluia: and ye are the true branches, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat:
Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 15/28

Antiphon on Benedictus:
There came unto the tomb Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 16/29

Antiphon on Magnificat and on Benedictus:
I am the Shepherd of the sheep: I am the way, the truth, and the life: I am the Good Shepherd; and I know my sheep, and am known of mine, alleluia, alleluia.

Daily Posting: April 17/30

Antiphon on Magnificat. I am the Good Shepherd, who feed my sheep: and I lay down my life for my sheep, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 18/1

Antiphon on Benedictus:
Go ye into the world, alleluia, and teach all nations, alleluia.

Antiphon on Magnificat:
The Good Shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 19/2

Antiphon on Benedictus: Go ye into the world and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghost, alleluia.

Antiphon on Magnificat: He that is an hireling, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 20/3

Antiphon on Benedictus: Go unto my brethren and say unto them, alleluia: that they go into Galilee, alleluia: there shall they see me, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Antiphon on Magnificat: As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 21/4

Antiphon on Benedictus: Art thou only a stranger, and hast not heard concerning Jesus, how they delivered him to be condemned to death? alleluia.

Antiphon on Magnificat: Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold and one Shepherd, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 22/5

Antiphon on Benedictus: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 23/6

Antiphon on Magnificat and Benedictus: A little while, and ye shall not see me, saith the Lord: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father, alleluia, alleluia.


On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When He said this, He showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. (Jn. 20:19-20)

Daily Posting: May 24/7

Antiphon on Magnificat at Sunday Vespers: Verily I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy, alleluia.


And as they were afraid and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee, saying, "the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise." (Lk. 24:5-7)

Daily Posting: May 25/8

Antiphon on Benedictus: And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them the scriptures concerning himself, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat: Your sorrow shall be turned into joy, alleluia: and your joy no man taketh from you, alleluia, alleluia.


"...Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like strong man shouting because of wine. And he put his adversaries to rout; he put them to everlasting shame." (Ps. 78:65-66)

Daily Posting: May 26/9

Antiphon on Benedictus: And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, O Lord, for it is toward evening, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat: Sorrow hath filled your heart: and your joy no man taketh from you, alleluia, alleluia.


Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. (Isaiah 53:4-7)

Daily Posting: May 27/10

Antiphon on Benedictus: Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat: Your sorrow, alleluia, shall be turned into joy, alleluia.


"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order. Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." ( 1 Cor. 15:20-26).

Daily Posting: May 28/11

Antiphon on Benedictus: And he went in to tarry with them: and it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them, alleluia, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat: Verily, verily, I say unto you, I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice: and your joy no man taketh from you, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 29/12

Antiphon on Benedictus: They knew the Lord Jesus, alleluia, in breaking of bread, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 30/13

Antiphon on Magnificat and Benedictus: Now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? alleluia, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 1/14

Abide with us, Lord, alleluia, for it is toward evening, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 2/15

Antiphon on Benedictus: Did not our heart burn within us concerning Jesus, while he talked with us by the way? alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat: I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 3/16

Antiphon on Benedictus: Peace be unto you, it is I, alleluia: be not afraid, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat: When the Comforter, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will convince the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 4/17

Antiphon on Benedictus: A spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have: believe ye therefore, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat: I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now: howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 5/18

Antiphon on Benedictus: The disciples offered the Lord a piece of broiled fish, and of an honeycomb, alleluia, alleluia.


Antiphon on Magnificat: For he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 6/19

Antiphon on Benedictus: These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, alleluia, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 7/20

Antiphon on Magnificat and Benedictus: Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, alleluia.

Daily Posting: May 8/21

Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed, alleluia.