N O V E M B E R
Programme of services for November 2018
Some of the Major Feasts Celebrated within November
The Entry of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple
Απολυτίκιο Εισοδίων της Θεοτόκου
Apolytikion (Fourth Tone)
Today is the prelude of God’s pleasure and the proclamation of man’s salvation.
The Virgin is clearly made manifest in the temple of God and foretells Christ to all.
Let us also cry out to her with mighty voice, “Hail, fulfillment of the Creator’s dispensation.”
Homily on the Feast of the Entry of Our Most Pure Lady The Theotokos into the Holy Of Holies by Saint Gregory Palamas (please click to open)
Saint Andrew the First Called Apostle
Friday 30th November
Apolytikion of Apostle Andrew the 1st Called
As first of the Apostles to be called, O Andrew, brother of him (Peter) who was foremost, beseech the Master of all to grant the world peace and our souls great mercy.
Saint Nectarios of Aegina
Friday 9th November
Apolytikion of Nectarius the Wonderworker in the First Tone
O faithful, let us honor Nektarios, divine servant of Christ, offspring of Silivria and guardian of Aegina, who in these latter years was manifested as the true friend of virtue. All manner of healing wells forth for those who in piety cry out, “Glory to Christ who glorified you; glory to Him who, through you, wrought wonders; glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all.”