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GENUINE ORTHODOX CHURCH

CALENDAR 2019
CONFESS OF FAITH
“Whosoever does not accept any of the
ecclesiastical traditions, written or unwritten,
Anathema, Anathema, Anathema. We keep
the dogmas and the traditions of the One,
Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and
those innovators who innovate the faith and
every heresy we anathematize”.
CHURCH
OF THE GENUINE ORTHODOX
CHRISTIANS OF GREECE

CALENDAR 2019
10 years since the repose of the blessed memory
First- Hierarch of the G.O.C. Metropolitan
of Messenia Gregory (Roussis +2009)

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THE HOLY SYNOD OF ΤΗΕ HIERARCHΥ
OF THE TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCH

Wishes for the New Year 2019

To all, everywhere, Genuine Orthodox Children of the
One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ,
peace, blessings and every good by Christ our Savior God.

THE LOCUM TEENENS OF HOLY ARCHDIOCESE OF ATHENS
+ METROPOLITAN OF THEBES & LEVADIA CHRYSOSTOMOS

THE MEMBERS

+ METROPOLITAN OF FTHIOTIS IGNATIOS

+ METROPOLITAN OF MESSENIA IAKOVOS

+ METRΟPOLITAN OF ATTICA & MEGARA KOSMAS

+ METROPOLITAN OF CHISINAU & MOLDOVA ADRIAN

+ ARCHBISHOP OF MOGILEV & BELARUS ONUFRIE

+ ARCHBISHOP OF TSARKASK & MALOROSA NICHOLAOS
HIS BEATITUDE METROPOLITAN OF THEBES
CHRYSOSTOMOS
PRESIDENT OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE G.O. CHURCH
SAINT MATTHEW; ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS
THE CONFESSOR & WONDER- WORKER (1861- + 1950)
ST MATTHEW RESSURECTS A DEAD MAN

One day at the men's monastery, the Monks were
discussing the miracles of St. Matthew. An older man said
that the saint had resurrected a farmer who was working in
the fields of the women's Monastery, the name of him was
George. As Father Ioannikios (Mendiatis +2012) listen to
this miracle, he wanted to talk to George himself. So he
went and sought him at the women's Monastery and
eventually he found him. He asked him to tell details of his
resurrection, and he told Father Ioannikios, "I was in the
fields, I was working as always, and suddenly I fell silent, I
do not remember how. Only something dark, dark forms I
remember getting close and I was scared too. He was a
glamorous young man and he did not let them hurt me.
When I opened my eyes again, over the top of me was the
Despot Matthew, other Monks and Nuns. I asked what had
happened and they told me, "You died in the middle of the
field, we ran to shout the holy father and told us to bring
you to him. We went to you and after hour of prayer, you
opened your eyes. Neither did you inhale, nor did you feel
your heart. After George's story, Father Ioannikios
understood even more that they had a saint among them.
ORTHODOX CALENDAR 2019
Orth. New
Cal. January 2019 Cal.
31 Days. Day 10 hours, night 14 hours.
1 Mon + THE CIRCUMCISION OF JESUS CHRIST, Basil the Great 14
2 Tue Sylvester; Pope of Rome, Right. Seraphim of Sarovski 15
3 Wed Prophet Malachi, Gordius Martyr, Righteous Thomahis 16
4 Thu Synaxis of the Holy 70 Apostles, Righteous Theoctistos 17
5 Fri Righteous Synkletike, R. Theoktistos, Theonas M. (FAST) 18
6 Sat + THE HOLY EPIPHANY OF OUR GOD & SAVIOR CHRIST 19
7 Sun AFTER EPIPHANY + Holy Forerunner and Baptist John 20
8 Mon Righteous Domnike, George the Chozebite, Theophilos 21
9 Tue Righteous Eustratios, Martyr Polyefktos, N/M Parthena 22
10 Wed Gregory of Nyssa, Righteous Dometianus, Marcianos 23
11 Thu + Righteous Theodosius the cenobite, Right. Vitalios 24
12 Fri Martyr Tatiana, Martyrs Mertius & Peter, Euthasia 25
13 Sat Martyrs Hermylos and Stratonikos, Maxim, Pachomios 26
14 Sun 10 LEPROUS MEN R/M. of Sinai and Raitho, (Apodosis) 27
15 Mon Righteous John the Hut-Dweller, Paul of Thebes, 6 Fath. 28
16 Tue +The Veneration of the Chains of Apostle Peter 29
17 Wed +Righteous Anthony the Great, New-Martyr George 30
18 Thu +Athanasios & Cyril; Patriarchs of Alexandria 31
19 Fri Marc; Bishop of Ephesus, Righteous Makarios, Arsenios 1
20 Sat + Righteous Euthymios the Great, Eusebios, Basos Mart. 2
21 Sun ZACCHAEUS Maximus the Confessor, Neophytos & Agni 3
22 Mon + Apostle Timothy, Martyr Anastasios of Persia 4
23 Tue Clement Martyr, Righteous Dionysius of Mt Olympus 5
24 Wed Righteous Xeni and Philon, Hieromartyr Vavilas 6
25 Thu + Gregory the Theologian; Patriarch of Constantinople 7
26 Fri Right. Xenophon & those with him, Ananias Martyr 8
27 Sat + Transfer of the holy Relics of Saint John Chrysostom 9
28 Sun CANAANITE WOMAN Right. Ephraim the Syrian, Isaac 10
29 Mon Transfer of Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer 11
30 Tue + The Holy 3 Hierarchs; Basil, Gregory & Chrysostom 12
31 Wed Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, Athanasia & daughters 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
1 JAN Circum. Colas. 2’ (chapt.), 8-12 Luce 2’ 20-21’, 40-52
6 Epiphany Titus 2’ 11-14, 3’ 4-7 Math. 3’, 13-17
7 After E.- Forer. Acts 19’, 1-8 John 1’ 29-34
14 10 Leprous Col. 3', 4-11 Luce 17’,12-19
17 St Antonius Hebr. 13’, 17-21 Luce 6’, 17-23
18 Gr. Athanasios Hebr. 13’, 7-16 Matthew 5' 14-19
20 St Euthimios B’ Cor. 4’, 6-15 Luce 6', 17-23
21 Zacchaeus Ephes. 4', 7 -13 Math. 4' 12-17
25 St Gregory Hebr. 7’, 26 & 8, 2 John 10’, 9-16
27 St Chrysostom Hebr. 7’, 26 & 8’, 2 John 10’, 9-16
28 Canaanite W. B' Cor. 6', 16 & 7',1 Matth. 15', 21-28
30 Three Hierachs B’ Tim. 3’ 10-15 Luce 18’ 10-14

Metropolitan Gregory as Hierodiacon with Holy Father Matthew.
Orth. New
Cal. February 2019 Cal.
28 Days. Day 11 hours, night 13 hours.
1 Thu Before Presentation Tryphon, Perpetoua, Anastasios 14
2 Fri + THE PRESENTATION OF LORD & GOD JESUS CHRIST 15
3 Sat Righteous Symeon: The God-receiver, prophetess Anna 16
4 Sun PUBLICAN & PHARISEE Righteous Isidore the Pilousiotis 17
5 Mon Martyr Agatha, Polyeuktos; Patriarch of Constantinople 18
6 Tue Boukolos, Photios; Patriarch of Constantinople, John 19
7 Wed Parthenios of Lampsakos, Righteous Luke of Hellas 20
8 Thu + Theodor the General, Prophet Zacharias, Macarius 21
9 Fri Martyr Nickyphoros, Marcellos, Pangratios (Apodosis) 22
10 Sat + Hieromartyr Haralampos, Hieromartyr Vlasios 23
11 Sun PORDIGAL SON + Hieromartyr Vlasios of Sebastia 24
12 Mon Meletios Archbishop of Antioch, New-martyr Christos 25
13 Tue Apostles Aquila and Priscilla, Righteous Martinianos 26
14 Wed Right. Auxentios, N/M George, Maron, Abraham 27
15 Thu Apostle Onisimos, Right. Efsevios, Dalmatios of Siberia 28
16 Fri M. Pamphylos, Flavianuos; Patriarch of Constantinople 1
17 Sat + Theodor the Tyro, King Marcianos (Satuday of Souls) 2
18 Sun MEAT- FARESUNDAY Leo; Pope of Rome, Agapitos 3
19 Mon Apostle Archippos, Right-martyr Philothei of Athens 4
20 Tue Leo of Catana, Agathon; Pope of Rome, Hierom. Sadok 5
21 Wed Righteous Timothy of Symvola, Zacharias of Jerusalem 6
22 Thu Martyrs of Euhenious, Martyr Anthousa, Thalassios 7
23 Fri Polycarpos of Smyrna, Proterios of Alexandria, Damian 8
24 Sat + 1st & 2nd finding of head of St John (Saturday of Souls) 9
25 Sun CHEESE- FARE SUNDAY Tarasios, Patriarch of Constant. 10
26 Mon CLEAN MONDAY Porphyrios of Gaza (Begginig. of Fast) 11
27 Tue Righteous Procopios the Confessor, Gelasios & Nisios 12
28 Wed Confessor Basil, Cyranna of Salonika, R. Cassianos (29) 13
NOTE! With red letters, it means feast (Holiday).
The cross (+) means important feast without holiday.
At these days, on day of fast, oil and wine are permitted too.
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
2 FEB Pres. of Lord Hebr. 7,’ 7-17, Luce 2’ 22-40
4 Pub. & Phar. B’ Tim. 3, 10-15 Luce 18’, 10-14
10 St Charalamb. B’ Tim. 2’, 1-10 John 15’, 17, 16’ 2
11 Prodigal Son A’ Cor., 6’ 12- 20 Luce 15’, 11-13
18 Meat- Fare A’ Corin. 8’, 8- 9’ 2 Math. 25’ 31- 46
25 Cheese-Fare Rom. 13', 11 & 14', 4 Matth. 6', 14-21

Metropolitan Gregory at the day of his consecration in
the Holy Monastery of Transfiguration in Attica.
Orth. New
Cal. March 2019 Cal.
31 Days. Day 12 hours, night 12 hours.
1 Thu Righteous Evdokia & Domnina, Antonia, Paraskevas 14
2 Fri Martyr Euthalia, Esychios of Cerynia (1st Salutations) 15
3 Sat + Miracle of the kollyba of St. Theodore (Soul- Sat.) 16
4 Sun 1ST OF FAST- SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY Gerasimos 17
5 Mon Eulampios, Conon, Marc of Athens, N/M Georgios 18
6 Tue 42 Martyrs of Amorio, Martyr Julio, R. Arcadius 19
7 Wed 7 Martyrs of Herson, Lavrentios, Arcadius & Nestor 20
8 Thu Theofylaktos of Nicomedia,Hermes, Paul; confessor 21
9 Fri + The Holy Forty Martyrs of Sevastia, (2nd Salutations) 22
10 Sat Martyr Quadratus & those with him, Anastasia 23
11 Sun 2nd OF FAST- GREGORY PALAMAS Sophronios of Jer. 24
12 Mon Gregory the Dialogist, Theophanis the Confessor 25
13 Tue Transfer of the holy relics of St Nickephorus of Const. 26
14 Wed Righteous Benedict, M. Alexander, Basil, Euphrasios 27
15 Thu Agapios & the 7 M., Apostle Aristovoulos, Aninas 28
16 Fri Sabinos the Egyptian, Christodoulos (3rd Salutations) 29
17 Sat Alexios; the man of God, Righteousmartyr Paul 30
18 Sun 3rd FAST- VENERATION OF CROSS Cyril of Jerusalem 31
19 Mon Chrysanthos & Dareia the Martyrs, Dimitrios 1
20 Tue Martyrs of St Sabba, Confessor Nikitas, Appolonias 2
21 Wed James the Confessor, Patriarch of Con/ple Thomas 3
22 Thu Hieromartyr Basil Ancyra, Martyr Drosis & 5 virgins 4
23 Fri Nicon Martyr & 199 Mart., Dometius ( 4th Salutations) 5
24 Sat Hieromartyr Artemon, Parthenios (Before Annunc.) 6
25 Sun 4th JOHN OF LADDER + ANNUNCIATION OF M.H.Th. 7
26 Mon + Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel, Stephen the confessor 8
27 Tue R. Matrona of Thessalonica, Martyrs Filitos and Lydia 9
28 Wed Apostle Herodion, Ilarion, Righteous Stephen 10
29 Thu Bish. Marc of Arethousa, Deacon Cyril (Great Canon) 11
30 Fri Ruhjteous John of Ladder, Zacharias (Akathist hymn) 12
31 Sat Righteous Akakios the Confessor, Jonas of Russia 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
4 MAR Sun. of Orthod. Hebr. 11’ 24-40 John 1’ 44-52
9 40 Martyrs Hebr. 12', 1-10 Matth. 20', 1-16
11 2nd of Fast Hebr. 1’ 10- 2’ 3 Marc. 2’ 1-12
18 Cross Hebr. 4’ 14- 5,’6 Marc 8’ 34- 9‘ 1
25 4th of Fast- Hebr.6’ 13-20 Luce 1’, 24-38
Annunciation

The Holy Synod of the Greek Church in 1958 under
Archbishop of Athens Agathangelos,
Orth. New
Cal. April 2019 Cal.
30 Days. Day 13 hours, night 11 hours.
1 Sun 5th OF FEAST- MARY OF EGYPT Gerontios, Vasilidis 14
2 Mon Righteous Titus, Virgin-martyr Theodora 15
3 Tue Nikitas the Confessor, Josheph the hymn- writer 16
4 Wed Righteous Zosimas, Theodulos, R. George of Maleo 17
5 Thu Claudius, Didiymos & Diodoros the Martyrs 18
6 Fri Eftychios; Patriarch of Constantinople, 120 Martyrs 19
7 Sat + Resurrection of Lazarus, Roufinos M., Acylina M. 20
8 Sun + PALM SUNDAY Ap. Herodion, Flegontas, Roufos 21
9 Mon Great Monday, Josef the all- comely, Eupsicios M. 22
10 Tue Great Tuesday, The 10 Virgins, Terentios Martyr 23
11 Wed Gr. Wednesday, The woman who anointed the Lord 24
12 Thu Great Thursday, The Mystical Supper, Anthoussa 25
13 Fri Great Friday, The Holy Passion of the Lord, Martin 26
14 Sat Great Saturday, The Descent into Hades, Trophimos 27
15 Sun + HOLY PASCHA, THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD 28
16 Mon RENEWAL WEEK Agape, Irene, Chionia the Martyrs 29
17 Tue Virgin Mary Portaitissa Raphael, Nicholaos & Irene 30
18 Wed John of Decapolis, Righteous Athanasia of Aegina 1
19 Thu Agathangelos; New-martyr , Hierom. Paphnoutios 2
20 Fri + The LIFE- GIVING FONT, Right. Theodor (Trichinas) 3
21 Sat Hier. Januarios, Alexander, Anastasios of Sina 4
22 Sun THE 2ND OF JOHN- APOSTLE THOMAS Ap. Nathanael, 5
23 Mon + Great-Martyr George; the Triumph- bearer, George 6
24 Tue R. Symeon the Stylite & Wonderworker, Meletios 7
25 Wed + Evangelist Marc, Macedonios of Cosntantinople 8
26 Thu Hieromartyr Basileus of Amasia, Righteous Glafyra 9
27 Fri Hieromartyr Symeon of Jerusalem, John the Confess. 10
28 Sat The 9 Martyrs of Kyziko, Right. Memnon, Theognis 11
29 Sun THE 3RD- MYRRH-BEARRING WOMEN Apostle Eason 12
30 Mon + Apostle James; brother of Theologian, N/M Chrysie 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
1 APR 5th of Fast Hebr. 9’ 11-14 Marc. 10’ 32-45
8 Palm Sunday Philip. 4’ 4-9 John 12’ 1-18
15 HOLY PASCHA ACTS 1’ 1-8 JOHN 1’ 1-17
22 Thomas’ Acts 5’ 12-20 John 20’ 19-31
23 St George Acts 12’ 1-11 John 15’, 14 & 16’, 2
29 Myrrh-. Wom. Acts 6’ 1-7 Marc 15’ 43- 16’ 8

Great Thursday in 1958 in the Monastery of
Mother of God in Keratea where the Holy
Synod consecrated Holy Myrrh.
Orth. New
Cal. May 2019 Cal.
31 Days. Day 14 hours, night 10 hours.
1 Tue Prophet Jeremiah, N/M Euthymios, Acacios & Ignatius 14
2 Wed + The transfer of the relics of St Athanasios the Great 15
3 Thu Martyrs Timothy and Maura, Peter; Bishop of Argos 16
4 Fri Martyr Pelagia, Leontios Martyr, Righteous Ilarion 17
5 Sat Great-martyr Irene, Euthymios; Bishop of Madyta 18
6 Sun THE 4THPARALYTIC Job the Righteous, Martyr Donatos 19
7 Mon Appearance of Holy Cross, Righteous Nilos, Quadratus 20
8 Tue + Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian, Arsenios 21
9 Wed + Mid-Pentecost Christopher M., Nicholaos of Vounena 22
10 Thu Apostle Simon the Zealot, Righteous Laurence, Symeon 23
11 Fri + Apodosis of Pascha, Cyril & Methodios; Equal-to-Ap. 24
12 Sat Epiphanios of Cyprus, Patr. German of Constantinople 25
13 Sun THE 5TH SAMARITAN WOMAN Glykeria martyr, Efthimios 26
14 Mon + Ar. Matthew of Athens; the Confessor, Martyr Isidoros 27
15 Tue Pachomios the Great, Achilios; Archbishop of Larissa 28
16 Wed Theodor, Nicholaos of Con/ple, Alexander of Jerusalem 29
17 Thu Apostl. Andronikos & Junia, bishop Athnasios, Nekatrios 30
18 Fri Peter, Dionysius, Christina, Andrew, Paul, Pavlinos Mart. 31
19 Sat Hieromartyr Patrick, 13 Hieromartyrs of Cantara 1
20 Sun THE 6TH- THE BLIND MAN Thalellaios, St Nicholas' Relics 2
21 Mon + Saint Kings Constantine & Helen; equal-to-the Apostles 3
22 Tue Martyr Vasiliskos, Paul; new Righteous-Martyr 4
23 Wed + Apodosis of Pascha, Michael of Synnada, Selefkos M. 5
24 Thu + THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD Righteous Symeon 6
25 Fri + 3rd Finding of Holy Head of Forerunner and Bapt. John 7
26 Sat Carpos, Apost. Alphaios, N/M Alexander of Thessalonica 8
27 Sun THE 7TH- HOLY FATHERS (7th Ec.) Hier. Elladious, John Rus. 9
28 Mon Andrew for Christ fool, Eutyches; Hieromartyr, Ignatius 10
29 Tue Right/M Theodosia, Bishop Alexander, H/M Olvianos 11
30 Wed Righteous Isaakios of Dalmata, Righteous Varlaam 12
31 Thu Martyrs Hermios& Eusevios, Eustathios of Const/ple 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
6 MAY Ascension Acts 1’ 1-12 Luce 24’ 36-53
7 Paral. Acts 9’ 32-42 John 5’ 1-15
8 John A’ John 1’ 1-7 John 19’ 25-27 ,21’
Theologian 24-25
9 Mid- Pent. Acts 14’ 6-18 John 7’ 14- 30
13 Samaritan Acts 11’ 19-30 John 4’ 5-42
20 Blind Man Acts 16’ 16-34 John 9’ 1-38
21 Const. & Helen Acts 26’, 1 , 12-20 Math. 18’ 10-20
24 Ascension Acts 1’ 1-12 Luce 24’ 36-53
27 Holy Fathers Acts 20’ 16-18, 28-36 John 17, 1-13

Metropolitan Gregory as member of the Holy Synod in the
centre, behind Archbishop Aganthagelos.
Orth. New
Cal. June 2019 Cal.
30 Days. Day 15 hours, night 9 hours.
1 Fri Justin Martyr the Philosopher, Thespesios, Pyrros Bish. 14
2 Sat Nickephoros; of Constantinople, Erasmos (Sat. of souls) 15
3 Sun + THE HOLY PENTECOST Mart. Lucillianos & 4 Childre 16
4 Mon + THE HOLY SPIRIT Martha & Maria, Mitrophanis 17
5 Tue Hieromartyr Dorotheos, Marcus of Chios, Nicandros 18
6 Wed Hilarrion; abbot of Dalmata, Right. Attalos, Gelasios 19
7 Thu Hieromartyr Dorotheos of Ancyra, R. Sebastiani 20
8 Fri + Transfer of relics of St Theodore, Martyr Calliope 21
9 Sat Cyril Patr. Thekla, Mariamni, Martha & Mary, Ananias 22
10 Sun 1st of Matthew- ALL SAINTS Alexander, Antonina 23
11 Mon + Mother of God; “It is Truly Meet”, (Begging of fast) 24
12 Tue Righteous Onuphrios of Egypt & Peter of Mt Athos 25
13 Wed Martyr Aquilina, Antipatros of Vostra, Anna, Diodoros 26
14 Thu Prophet Elisha, Methodios; Patriarch of Constantinople 27
15 Fri Prophet Amos, Righteous Augustine; Bishop of Hippo 28
16 Sat Tychon; Bishop of Amathon, Hieromartyr Marcus 29
17 Sun 2nd OF MATTHEW- Athonithes Fathers Martyr Manuel 30
18 Mon Martyrs Leontios, Hypatios, Aetherios , R. Leontios 1
19 Tue Apostle Jude, Righteous Paisios the Great, Zenon 2
20 Wed Hieromartyr Methodios of Patara, Nicholaos Kavasilas 3
21 Thu Martyr Julian, New- Martyrs Nicketas & Pachomios 4
22 Fri Eusebious of Samosata, Zinon & Zina Martyrs 5
23 Sat Martyr Agrippina, Righteous Nicetas, Aristocles; priest 6
24 Sun 3rd OF MATTHEW- N/M. + Nativity of the Forerunner 7
25 Mon Righteous- martyr Febronia, R. Dionysius, Dometious 8
26 Tue Righteous David of Thessalonica, John; Bishop of Goths 9
27 Wed Right. Sampson the hospitable, Joanna Myrrh- bearing 10
28 Thu The transfer of relics of Unmercenarie Cyrus & John 11
29 Fri + Holy Apostles Paul & Peter, Martyr Cyrillos 12
30 Sat + The Synaxis of the Holy 12 Apostles, N/M Michael 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
3 June Pentecost Acts 2’ 1-11 John 7’ 37-52, 8’ 12
4 Holy Spirit Ephes. 5’ 8-19 Math. 18’ 10-20
10 All Saints Hebr. 11’ 33- 12’ 2 Math. 10 32-33, 37-
38, 19’ 27-30
17 Athonites Fr. Rom. 5’ 10-16 Matth. 4’, 18-23
24 3rd of John- Rom. 13’ 11- 14’ 4 Luce 1’ 1-25, 57- 68,
Nat. of Forerr. 76-80
29 Peter & Paul B’ Cor. 11’ 21- 12’ 9 Matth. 16’ 13-19
30 Apostles A’ Cor. 4’ 9-16 Matth. 9’, 36 & 10', 8

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The Holy Synod anathematizes the heresies of
Protestantism (Millionarism) and the dialogues of
the Innovators with the Papists in 1967.
Orth. New
Cal. July 2019 Cal.
31 Days. Day 14 hours, night 10 hours.
1 Sun 4TH OF MATTHEW + Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian 14
2 Mon + Deposition of the Honorable Cincture, Juvenaly 15
3 Tue Martyr Hyacinth, Anatolios; Patr. of Constantinople 16
4 Wed Andrew; Archbishop of Crete, Lucia Martyr, Michael 17
5 Thu Righteous Athanasios the Athonite, Right. Lampados 18
6 Fri Righteous Sisoes the Great, Archippos, Onesimos 19
7 Sat Great- martyr Kyriake, Thomas of Maleo, M. Peregrinos 20
8 Sun 5TH OF MATTHEW Great- martyr Prokopios & Theodosia 21
9 Mon Hieromartyr Pangratios, Metrophanis the Athonite, 22
10 Tue 45 Martyrs of Nikopolis, Right Antonius the Russian 23
11 Wed + Great- M Euphemia, Queen Olga; equal to Apostles 24
12 Thu Martyr Proklos & Hilarion, Veroniki; the bleeding 25
13 Fri Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel, Stephen of Savvas' Mon. 26
14 Sat Ap. Aquila, Nicodemus the Athonite, Joseph of Thessal. 27
15 Sun + HOLY FATHERS OF 4TH ECUM. Synod Kerykos & Julita 28
16 Mon Hierom. Athenogenes & those with him, Antiochos M. 29
17 Tue + Great Martyr Marina, Bishop Euphrasios, Veronica 30
18 Wed Martyr Aimilianos, Paul, Thei, Oualentini, R. Pamvos 31
19 Thu Righteous Makrina, Dius, Theodor the Savvaitis 1
20 Fri + Holy Prophet Elias the Tishbite, Righteous Abbraam 2
21 Sat Symeon, for Christ fool, Righteous John, Bish. Parthenios 3
22 Sun 7TH OF MATTHEW + Maria Magdalene, Markella M. 4
23 Mon Prophet Ezekiel, Hieromartyr Phokas, H/M Vitaly 5
24 Tue Great- martyr Christina, New- martyr Theophilos 6
25 Wed + Dormition of St Anna, Deaconess Olympias, Eufpraxia 7
26 Thu + Righteous Martyr Paraskevi, Hieromartyr Hermolaos 8
27 Fri + Great Martyr Panteleimon, Anthousa the Confessor 9
28 Sat Prochoros, Right. Irene of Chrysovalantou Monastery 10
29 Sun 8TH OF MATTHEW Martyrs Theodote & Kallinikos 11
30 Mon Silas, Silouanos, Crescent, Epenetos, Martyr Julita 12
31 Tue Righteous Evdokimos the Just, Joseph of Arimathea 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
1 JULY 4th Matthew Rom 6’, 18- 23 Matthew 8’ 5-13
9 5th Matthew Rom 10’, 1- 10 Math. 8’ 28 &9’ 1
15 Saint Fathers Titus 3’ 8-15 Matthew 5’ 14-19
20 Prophet Elias Jacob 5’ 10-20 Luce 4’ 22-30
22 7th of Matthew Rom. 5’ 1-7 Matth. 9’ 27- 35
25 St Anna Gal. 4’ 22-27 Luce 8’ 16-21
27 St. Pantel. B’ Tim. 2’ 1-10 Luce21’ 12-19
29 8th of Matthew A' Cor. 1', 10-17 Matth. 14', 14-22

Metropolitan Gregory at the feast of a parish in Attica.
Orth. New
Cal. August 2019 Cal.
31 Days. Day 13 hours, night 11 hours.
1 Wed Procession of Holy Cross, Sts Maccabees (Begg. of Fast) 14
2 Tue The Translation of the relics of Protomartyr Stephen 15
3 Fri Righteous Dalmatius, Faustus and Isaakios, Salome 16
4 Sat The 7 children of Euphesus, Evdokia, M. Ea, Thabouel 17
5 Sun 9th OF MATTHEW Righteous Nona, (Before Transfigur.) 18
6 Mon + THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR 19
7 Tue Hieromartyr Dometius, Righteous Theodosios the New 20
8 Wed Aimilianos of Cyzicus, Myron; Bishop of Crete 21
9 Thu Apostle Matthias, Joulianos ant those with him mar 22
10 Fri Archdiacone Laurence, Xistos; pope of Rome, Heron 23
11 Sat Deacon Euplos, Nephon of Const, Miracle of St Spyridon 24
12 Sun 10TH OF MATTH. Martyrs Photios & Aniketos, R. Sergios 25
13 Mon Maximos the Confessor, Dorotheos (Apod. of Transf.) 26
14 Tue Prophet Micah, New-Martyr Symeon (Prefeast) 27
15 Wed + THE DORMITION OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS 28
16 Thu The Holy Napkin, Martyr Diomedus, Right. Gerasimos 29
17 Fri Hieromartyr Myron, Paul & Juliani Martyrs, Thyrsos 30
18 Sat Martyrs Flaurus & Laurus, Sophronios, Varnavas 31
19 Sun 11TH OF MATTHEW Great- m. Andrew & 2593 martyrs 1
20 Mon Prophet Samuel, Martyr Loucios, 37 M. of Thrace 2
21 Tue Apostle Thaddeous, martyr Vassa & her Children 3
22 Wed Panagia (Virgin Mary) of Proussa, Martyr Agathonikos 4
23 Thu Martyr Loupous, Ireneos (Apodosis of the Dormition) 5
24 Fri Hieromartyr Cosmas of Aitolia, Dionysus of Aegina 6
25 Sat + Apostles Bartholomew & Titus, Epiphanios & John 7
26 Sun 12th OF MATTHEW Mart. Adrian & Natalie, King Josaph 8
27 Mon Righteous Poimen, Phanourios the Martyr, bishop Osios 9
28 Tue Righteous Moses the Ethiopian, Prophetess Anna 10
29 Wed + The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist (fast) 11
30 Thu Alexander and John; Patriarchs of Constantinople 12
31 Fri + The deposition of the Holy Zone of Mother of God 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
5 AUG 9th of Matth. A’ Cor. 9- 17 Matth. 9’ 22- 34
6 Tranfigur. B’ Peter 1’ 10-19 Matthew 17’ 1-9
12 10th of Matth. A’ Cor. 4’ 9- 16 Matth. 17’ 14-23
15 Dormition of Philip. 2’ 5-11 Luce 10’ 38-42,
Theotokos 11’ 27-28
19 11th of Matth. A’ Cor. 9’ 2-12 Matth. 18’ 23-35
26 12th of Matth. Α’ Cor. 15’ 1-11 Matth. 19’ 16-26
29 Behead. John Acts 13’ 25-32 Marc. 6’ 14-30

Metropolitan Gregory in the Synodical feast of the Holy
Epiphany in Athens, Palaio Faliro.
Orth. New
Cal. September 2019 Cal.
30 Days. Day 12 hours, night 12 hours.
1 Sat + BEGINNING OF THE INDICTION R. Symeon, 40 women 14
2 Sun 13TH OF MATTHEW Martyr Mamas, St John the Faster 15
3 Mon Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, M. Chariton 16
4 Tue Hier. Babylas of Antioch, Prophet Moses the God-seer 17
5 Wed Pr. Zacharias father of the Forerunner, Abdeus of Persia 18
6 Thu +The miracle of the Archangel Michael at Chonae 19
7 Fri Martyr Sozon, Eupsychios, Cassiani the Hymn-writer 20
8 Sat +THE NATIVITY OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS 21
9 Sun + BEFORE EXELTATATION + The Just Joachim and Anna 22
10 Mon Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora, Nymphodora; virgins 23
11 Tue Righteous Theodora of Alexandria, Martyr Evanthia 24
12 Wed Hieromartyr Autonomos (Apodosis of the Nativity) 25
13 Thu +The Dedication of the Resurrection’s Church (Bef. Ex.) 26
14 Fri + EXALTATION OF PRECIOUS & LIFE-GIVING CROSS (fast) 27
15 Sat Great- M. Niketas, Vissarion of Larissa, R. Philotheos 28
16 Sun AFTER THE EXELTATION Great- Martyr Euphemia 29
17 Mon Martyrs Sophia & her daughters; Faith, Hope, Love 30
18 Tue Righteous Eumenios; Bishop of Gortyna, M. Ariadni 1
19 Wed Martyrs Trophimos, Sabbatios and Dorymedon 2
20 Thu + Great- martyr Eustathios & those with him, Ilarion 3
21 Fri Apostle Quadratus, Prophet Jonas, Isaakios (Apodosis) 4
22 Sat Hieromartyr Phokas, Cosmas & 26 Rigtheous-martyrs 5
23 Sun 1ST OF LUCE + The Conception of the Forerunner John 6
24 Mon Panagia “Myrtdiotissa”, Thekla; equal to the Apostles 7
25 Tue Righteous Euphrosyne, daughter of Paphnutios 8
26 Wed + The Assumption of Saint Apostle John the Theologian 9
27 Thu Martyr Kallistratos & 46 Martyrs, Ap. Aristarchos 10
28 Fri Chariton the Confessor, Prophet Varouh, Isaak of Syros 11
29 Sat Righteous Kyriakos the Athonite, Govdelaah of Persia 12
30 Sun 2nd OF LUCE Hieromartyr Gregory of Great Armenia 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
1 SEPT Beg. of Indict A’ Timothy 2’ 1-7 Luce 4’ 16-22
3 13th of Matth. A’ Cor. 16’ 13-24 Matth. 21’ 33-42
8 Nativity Phil. 2’, 5-11 Luce 10’, 38-42
& 11’, 27-28
9 Bef. Exaltation Gal. 6’ 11-18 John 3’ 13-17
14 Exaltation of A’ Cor. 1’ 18-24 John 19’ 6-11, 13-20,
Cross 25-28, 30-35
16 After Exaltat. Gal. 2’ 16-20 Marcus 8’ 34- 9’ 1
23 1st of Luce- Β’ Tim.. 3' 10-15 Luce 5’ 1-11
26 Evang. John A' John 4', 12-19 John 19’ 25-27,
21’ 24- 25
30 2nd of Luce B' Cor. 6', 16 & 7', 1 Luce 6’ 31-36

Sunday of the Orthodoxy in Athens with Metropolitan of
Messenia Gregory in the Parish of Kalithea.
Orth. New
Cal. October 2019 Cal.
31 Days. Day 11 hours, night 13 hours.
1 Mon + The Holy Protection, Mother of God "Quick- hearer" 14
2 Tue Hieromartyr Cyprian & Virgin-martyr Justina 15
3 Wed Dionysios the Areopagite, Bishop of Athens 16
4 Thu Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens, Martyr Domnina 17
5 Fri M. Charitine, Martyr Eudokimos, Methodia of Kimolos 18
6 Sat + Apostle Thomas, Erotees M., Kendeas, Makarios R/M 19
7 Sun 3rd OF LUCE G/M Sergius and Bacchus, 99 Fathers of Cr. 20
8 Mon Righteous Pelagia &Taïsia, Righteous-martyr Ignatius 21
9 Tue Apostle James Alpheus, Right. Andronicus & Athanasia 22
10 Wed Martyrs Eulampios & Eulampia, Vassianos 23
11 Thu Apostle Philip, Righteous Theophanes the Branded 24
12 Fri Provos, Tarachos, Andronikos, Domnina, Symeon Th. 25
13 Sat Carpos. Papylos, Agathodoros, Agathonike, Benjamin 26
14 Sun 4th OF LUCE+ HOLY FATHERS OF 7TH ECUMENIC. SYNOD 27
15 Mon Hieromartyr Loukianos, Sabbinos and Varsos the Right. 28
16 Tue Great-Martyr Longinus the Centurion, M. Leontios 29
17 Wed Prophet Hosea, Cosma, Damian, Leontios the Unmerc. 30
18 Thu + Apostle and Evangelist Luke, Martyr Marinos 31
19 Fri Prophet Joel, Martyr Ouarus, Righteous Cleopatra 1
20 Sat Great- Martyr Artemios, Gerasimos of Cephalonia 2
21 Sun 6th OF LUCE R. Hilarion the Great, New- martyr John 3
22 Mon Averky Bishop of Hierapolis, 7 Martyrs of Ephesos 4
23 Tue + Apostle James, the Brother of the Lord, Ignatius 5
24 Wed Great-Martyr Arethas, Martyr Sebastiane, Arethas 6
25 Thu Mart. Marcian and Martyrios, Tabitha the Merciful 7
26 Fri + Great-Martyr Demetrios of Salonica; Myrrh-Streamer 8
27 Sat Martyr Nestor, Procla the wife of Pilate, Kyriakos 9
28 Sun 7rd OF LUCE Terence and Eunice, Patr. Athanasios 10
29 Mon Martyr Anastasia, Righteous Abramius & Maria 11
30 Tue Martyrs Zenobios and Zenobia, Apostle Cleopas 12
31 Wed Apostles Stachys, Apellos, Amplia & Ourban 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
7 OCT 3rd of Luce Gal. 2’ 16-20 Luce 7’ 11-16
14 4th (H. Fathers) Titus 3’ 8-15 Luce 8’ 5-15
21 6th of Luce Gal. 1΄ 11-19 Luce 8΄27-39
26 St Demetrius B’ Tim. 2’ 1-10 John 15', 17 & 16', 2
28 7TH of Luce Ephes. 2’, 14-22 Luce 8’, 41-56

Synodical concelebration of the union of the Genuine
Orthodox Church of Greece with the Russian Orthodox
Church Outside of Russia.
Orth. New
Cal. November 2019 Cal.
30 Days. Day 10 hours, night 14 hours.
1 Thu + Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, David of Evvoia 14
2 Fri Akindynos, Pegasios and Elpidophoros& Anempodistos 15
3 Sat Transfer of relics of St George, Joseph & Akepsimas 16
4 Sun 5th OF LUCE R. Ioannikios, Hier. Nicandros & Hermeos 17
5 Mon Martyrs Galaktion and Episteme, Hermas 18
6 Tue Paul; Archbishop of Constantinople, Demetrianos 19
7 Wed 33 Martyrs of Melitine, Lazar of Galousia 20
8 Thu + Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel& all the Angels 21
9 Fri St. Nectarios of Pentapolis, Righteous Theoktisti 22
10 Sat Apostles Olympas and Sosipater, Orestos, M. Milos 23
11 Sun 8TH OF LUCE Martyrs Menas, Victor and Vincent 24
12 Mon + John the merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria 25
13 Tue + John Chrysostom; Archbishop of C/ple, Damascenos 26
14 Wed + Apostle Philip, Archbishop of Thess. Gregory Palamas 27
15 Thu M. Gourias, N/M Catherineof Mandra (Beginn. of Fast) 28
16 Fri + Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, V/M Iphigenia 29
17 Sat Gregory the Wonderworker, Gennadios & Maxim 30
18 Sun 9TH OF LUCE M. Plato, Romanos and Zacchaeus 1
19 Mon Prophet Obadiah, Martyr Barlaam, Agapios 2
20 Tue Gregory the Decapolite (Pre-feast of the Entry) 3
21 Wed + THE ENTRY OF THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS MARIA 4
22 Thu Apostles Philemon, Onesimos, Clement of Bulgaria 5
23 Fri Bishops Gregory and Amphilochios, Ischirion Bishop 6
24 Sat Clement of Rome & Peter of Alexandria, M. Malchos 7
25 Sun 13TH OF LUCE Great-Martyr Catherine (Apodosis) 8
26 Mon R. Alypy, Stylianos, Nikon “Repent ye” 9
27 Tue Great-Martyr James the Persian, R. Nathanael 10
28 Wed Stephen the Confessor, Martyr Eirēnarchos 11
29 Thu Great-Martyr James the Persian, Righteous Marc 12
30 Fri + Apostle Andrew; First-Called, Archbishop Froumentios 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
4 5th of Luce Gal. 6’ 11-18 Luce 16’ 19-31
8 H. Archangels Hebr. 2’ 2-10 Luce 10’ 16-21
11 8th of Luce Hebr. 7’ 26, 8’ 2 Luce 10’ 25-37

13 St Chrysostom Hebr. 7’ 26, 8’ 2 John 10’ 9-16
14 Ap. Phillip A’ Cor. 4’ 9-16 John 1’ 44-52
18 9th of Luce Ephes. 5΄ 8-19 Luce 12΄16-21
21 Entrance of Hebr. 9’ 1-7 Luce 10’ 38-42,
Theotokos & 11’ 27-28
25 13 th of Luce- Gal. 3’ 23, 4’ 5 Luce 18', 18-27
St. Catherine
30 Ap. Andrew A’ Cor. 4’ 9-16 John 1’ 35-52

Conference of the Clergy with the Holy Synod in 1980.
Orth. New
Cal. December 2019 Cal.
31 Days. Day 9 hours, night 15 hours.
1 Sat Prophet Naoum, Philaret the Merciful, Antony the New 14
2 Sun 14th OF LUCE Prophet Habakkuk, Martyr Myrope, Cyril 15
3 Mon Prophet Zephaniah New- Martyr Angelis, Theodor 16
4 Tue + Great/Martyr Barbara, Righteous John of Damascus 17
5 Wed + Righteous Sabbas the Sanctified, Martyr Diogenes 18
6 Thu + Nicholas of Myra the Wonder- worker, Antony & Nilos 19
7 Fri Ambrose of Milan, Righteous Gregory, Gerasimos 20
8 Sat Righteous Patapios, Parthenios of Chios, Sosthenes 21
9 Sun 10TH OF LUCE + The Conception of St Anna, Proph. Anna 22
10 Mon Martyrs Menas & Hermogenes, Righteous Thomas 23
11 Tue Righteous Daniel and Luke the Stylites, R. Leontios 24
12 Wed + Spyridon of Trimythous the Wonder- worker 25
13 Thu Martyrs Eustratios, Auxentios, Eugene, Mardarios 26
14 Fri Martyrs Thyrsos and Leukios, Philimon, Arrianos 27
15 Sat + Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Anthia, R/M Susanna 28
16 Sun 11TH OF LUCE Proph. Haggai, Modestus, Q. Theophano 29
17 Mon + Three Holy Children, Pr. Daniel, Dionysus of Zakynthos 30
18 Tue Martyr Sebastian and those with him, Sophia, Michael 31
19 Wed Martyrs Boniface and Aglaïs, Helios M., Thessalonike 1
20 Thu + Ignatius the God-Bearer, Pre-feast of the Nativity 2
21 Fri Martyr Juliana, Peter of all Russia, M. Themistocles 3
22 Sat Anastasia; deliverer from poisons, M. Chrysogonos 4
23 Sun BEFORE CHRISTMAS Ten Martyrs of Crete, Naoum 5
24 Mon Righteousm. Eugenia, Martyr Achmet (Eve of Christmas) 6
25 Tue + THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST 7
26 Wed + The Synaxis of Most Holy Mother of God Maria 8
27 Thu + Stephen the First-martyr and Archdeacon, Theodor 9
28 Fri Holy 20,000 M. in Nicomedia, Martyr Glycerios 10
29 Sat The 14,000 infants of Bethlehem, Righteous Marcellos 11
30 Sun BEF. EPIPHANY Righteous-Martyr Anysia, R/M Gedeon 12
31 Mon Righteous Melanie, Zoticos (Apodosis of Nativity) 13
READINGS OF SUNDAYS AND GREAT FEASTS

DATΕ SUNDAYS- APOSTLE GOSPEL
FEASTS
2 DEC 14th of Luce Col. 3', 4-11 Luce 18, 35-43
5 Right. Sabbas Gal. 5’ 22- 6’ 2 Matth. 11’ 27-30
6 St Nicholaos Hebr. 13’ 17-21 Luce 16’ 17-23
9 10th of Luce- Gal. 4’ 22-27 Luce 13’ 10-17
St. Anna
12 St Spyridon Ephes. 5’ 8-19 John 10’ 9-16
16 11th of Luce Col. 3΄4-11 Luce 14’ 16-24
23 Bef. Christmas Hebr. 11’ 9-10, 32-40 Matth. 1’ 1-25
25 Nativity Christ Gal. 4’ 4-7 Matth. 2’ 1-12
26 Syn. of Theot. Hebr. 2’ 11-19 Matth. 2’, 13-23
27 St Stephen Acts 6’ 8- 7’ 60 Matth. 21’ 33-42
30 Bef. Epiph. B' Tim. 4', 5-8 Marc A', 1-8

Metropolitan Gregory in the centre with the the Glergy of
the Holy Metropolis of Messenia in Kalamata (1960).
SAINT GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN
ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE

He was born in 329 in Arianzus, a village of the second district
of Cappadocia, not far from Nazianzus. His father, who later
became Bishop of Nazianzus, was named Gregory (com-
memorated Jan.1), and his mother was amed Nonna (Aug. 5);
both are among the saints, and so are his brother Caesarius
(Mar. 9) and his sister Gorgonia (Feb. 23).

At first he studied in Caesarea of Palestine, then in Alexandria,
and finally in Athens. As he was sailing from Alexandria to
Athens, a violent sea storm put in peril not only his life but also
his salvation, since he had not yet been baptized. With tears
and fervor he besought God to spare him, vowing to dedicate
his whole self to Him, and the tempest gave way to calm. At
Athens St. Gregory was later joined by St. Basil the Great,
whom he already knew, but now their acquaintanceship grew
into a lifelong brotherly love. Another fellow student of theirs
in Athens was the young Prince Julian, who later as emperor
was called the Apostate because he denied Christ and did all in
his power to restore paganism. Even in Athens, before Julian
had thrown off the mask of piety, St. Gregory saw what an
unsettled mind he had, and said, "What an evil the Roman
State is nourishing" (Orat. V, 24, PG 35:693).

After their studies at Athens, Gregory became Basil's
fellow ascetic, living the monastic life together with him for a
time in the hermitages of Pontus. His father ordained
him presbyter of the Church of Nazianzus, and St. Basil
consecrated him Bishop of Sasima (or Zansima), which was in
the archdiocese of Caesarea. This consecration was a source of
great sorrow to Gregory and a cause of misunderstanding
between him and Basil, but his love for Basil remained
unchanged, as can be plainly seen from his Funeral Oration on
Saint Basil (Orat. XLIII).

About the year 379, St. Gregory came to the assistance of
the Church of Constantinople, which had already been troubled
for forty years by the Arians; by his supremely wise words and
many labors he freed it from the corruption of heresy. He was
elected archbishop of that city by the Second Ecumenical
Council, which assembled there in 381, and condemned
Macedonius, Archbishop of Constantinople, as an enemy of
the Holy Spirit. When St. Gregory came to Constantinople, the
Arians had taken all the churches, and he was forced to serve in
a house chapel dedicated to St. Anastasia the Martyr. From
there he began to preach his famous five sermons on the Holy
Trinity, called the Triadica. When he left Constantinople two
years later, the Arians did not have one church left to them in
the city. St. Meletius of Antioch (see Feb. 12), who was
presiding over the Second Ecumenical Council, died in the
course of it, and St. Gregory was chosen in his stead; there he
distinguished himself in his expositions of dogmatic theology.

Having governed the Church until 382, he delivered his farewell
speech-the Syntacterion, in which he demonstrated the Divinity
of the Son—before 150 bishops and the Emperor Theodosius
the Great. Also in this speech he requested, and received from
all, permission to retire from the See of Constantinople. He
returned to Nazianzus, where he lived to the end of his life. He
reposed in the Lord in 391, having lived some sixty-two years.

His extant writings, both prose and poems in every type of
meter, demonstrate his lofty eloquence and his wondrous
breadth of learning. In the beauty of his writings, he is
considered to have surpassed the Greek writers of antiquity,
and because of his God-inspired theological thought, he
received the surname "Theologian." Although he is sometimes
called Gregory of Nazianzus, this title belongs properly to his
father; he himself is known by the Church only as Gregory the
Theologian. He is especially called "Trinitarian Theologian,"
since in virtually every homily he refers to the Trinity and the
one essence and nature of the Godhead.
Apolytikion: (First Tone)
The pastoral flute of your theology conquered the trumpets of
orators. For it called upon the depths of the Spirit and you were
enriched with the beauty of words. Intercede to Christ our God,
O Father Gregory, that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion: (Third Tone)
O Glorious One, you dispelled the complexities of orators with
the words of your theology. You have adorned the Church with
the vesture of Orthodoxy woven from on high. Clothed in this,
the Church now cries out to your children, with us, "Hail Father,
the consummate theological mind."
METROPOLITAN OF MESSENIA
GREGORY ROUSSIS (+2009)

The Confessor of the Orthodoxy

Late Metropolitan of Messinia, GREGORIOS (name in world
George Roussis) was born in 1923 in Piraeus but his native was
from Dodecanese islands. Since his childhood he has been
working for his survival while later he was studying at a
nocturnal department of the Commercial School of Piraeus. He
then studied at the School of Journalism and Hagiography.
At an early age, he abandoned the mundane and was
introduced to the historic Holy Despotic Monastery of the
Tranfugiration of the Lord in Kouvaras, having as his partner the
later Metropolitan of Thebes and Levadia Avramios Baltsakis
(+2005) and later he was ordained Deacon and Hieromonk by
the then Bishop of Vresthena and later Archbishop of Athens
Saint Matthew. Archbishop Gregory said that from the moment
that Saint Matthew called him (the Metropolitan especially
honored Matthew the Holy Confessor, who was also his
successor to the Archdiocese Throne) to join the clergy, he felt
a flame and love for the Church of Christ without he is now
interested in the mundane, even his parents.

On the Sunday of the "Akathist Hymn" of the year 1958, he
was ordained as Metropolitan of Messenia by the Holy
Hierarches of the Orthodox Church of Greece and the President
of the Holy Synod, Metropolitan of Thessaloniki, Dimitrios
(+1976), in the Holy Chapel of the Holy 99 Fathers of Crete.

When he arrived at his Metropolis there was an inconvenience
due to the 10-year persecution of the Orthodox. He was
imprisoned but eventually he was rightfully condemned. As
friend of the Monasticism, he reorganized the monasteries and
founded new ones. His great faith, his asceticism and his
insistence on the teaching of the spiritual life of the faithful
resulted in the spiritual acne and progress of the local Church of
Messinia.
In 2008 he completed 50 years of godly pastoral work in the
Holy Metropolis of Messinia, of which 15 as Archbishop of the
GOC. Since 1995 (after the removal of the Archbishop of Athens
and all Greece Andreas (+2005) from the Apostolic Throne of
Athens due to his involvement in the neo-iconoclastic schism)
he presided over the Holy Synod of the Church of the Orthodox
Christians of Greece as a First- Hierarch and served as Locum
Teenens of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens.

He was (and is) a great spiritual chapter for the Church of
Christ, as in great and historical moments of the Church of
Christ there he was, in joys and sorrows, keeping Orthodoxy
intact and genuine, preserving, as far as possible, the Church of
Christ from scandals and schisms of the Devil, preserving the
Genuine Apostolic Succession of the Church of Christ. A sample
of the humiliation that distinguished him, his repeated years of
denial of proclaiming him as Archbishop of Athens and all of
Greece because he "did not want prices" as he humbly said. A
sample of the Love of the Messinian people, the coverage of
the message to the Lord from all Messinian media (and all over
Greece) and the attendance of not only Orthodox Messenians
but also New Calendarists.

He was known for his great and extensive writing work (in the
context of indoctrination of the faithful and the inner mission)
and his iconographic talent in hagiography. He was simple,
ascetic and humble as a simple monk, fulfilling his monastic
duties despite his age and his heavy health. His last words were
to his Deacon, his spiritual relic: "HUMILIATION! HUMILIATION!
HUMILIATION!" He was indeed a Hierarch" in place and in type
of Christ".

FUNERAL'S SPEECH OF FR IAKOVOS KITSANTAS
NOW METROPOLITAN G.O.C. OF MESSINIA

Saint Hierarches, Fathers and brothers, dear brothers in Christ.
I do not know if I will be able to speech. I will try. I am not good
in speeches. Our spiritual father is ahead of us and he is not
talking anymore. Not only Father of the monastery and
Messenia, but of our entire Church, clergy and people. Now he
does not answer to give us advices, to solve our problems, with
a few words to give us a little spiritual food. Brothers ask me
now that we are alone “What do we do, now, that we are left
orphans?”. What to say? Where to ask? I have to answer, me a
sinner: “Please observe the instructions that he gave us, the
wise teaching and especially we have to remember the
example of his life”.

I remember one of the many commands that my Father gave
us. He said when you pronounce, be careful your speech not to
be wordy and too theology. You should speak in a simple
manner that could benefit souls. So I will try to speak a few
words about the life of our Father, who can benefit all of us.

The Holy Father had three great virtues. First great virtue was
his zeal for the monastic life. Second it was his love for the
world (of God) and the people. And thirdly it was the accurate
observance of Orthodoxy. The zeal which he had for monastic
life began with a spark. And what was this spark? He then goes
as a cosmic layman with a friend in Keratea. And his friend was
an Orthodox and he said him “Come here to see George the
monastery”. And as they walked there, in the monastery, they
see in a balcony Saint Father Matthew. And his friend says:
“Look up there is the Holy Father Matthew”. He put up his eyes,
he was watching the Holy Father and he throws down one little
komposchini (“Rosario”). This was in his hands, and
Metropolitan of Messenia told us, “Since Saint father Matthew
threw this komposchoini, I sense a flame in my soul, a flame to
become a monk, a flame to leave the Mother and my Father, to
leave my job, all the cosmic care and then nothing could stop
me”.

This torch was a great fire that burned trees and intact forests.
In the monastic life, which he was inherited from the Holy
Father, we hear everything and he told us his teachings. When I
was entering in the cell, I was seeing him to read the Bible and
other books and I say: “Your Eminence, what are you doing?”
“Oh Father Jacob, he said, the Holy Father had put as my canon
to read these things when I was a priest and I do so until today,
as a Metropololitan” And so he was! Always he was getting up
at 2 o'clock alone, to make the canon (monastic obligations)
and the spiritual tasks. And then he was coming at 3 o’ clock am
to start the Liturgy. Many times, we monks were asleep, we
were forgetting to strike the bell, but our Elder has always light
when he raised in his cell. I was always looking him doing his
komposchoinia (pray with Rosario), reading his prayer books.
Even he was ill and he was doing so. Always he was rising up to
do what he received from the Saint Father.

Once I came to the cell abruptly, he scared and he sat in the
chair. His breaths were short and steep. He could not speak and
I understand it that the older Gregory, while he was too old,
was doing genuflections (“metanihes” in greek) and I did not
know it my brothers. He did it secretly, and he sat in the chair
to avoid that I will understand his holy activity, but I see that he
could not breathe but he had not stopped ever what he
received, the zeal of monastic life.

[...] The komposchoini (Rosario) always, he had in his hand, my
brothers, was something like a third hand, he never lacked
from his hand. We went to his cell, he was doing komposchoini.
He walked outside he had a komposchoini in his hands. And
finally, his last complaint was, when we were in the hospital,
was: «Ah goodness! I cannot do my komposchoini. Oh Father
Jacob, bring me the komposchoini”. I went to Kalamata and I
brought the komposchini to the hospital. I Put in his hands, he
was trying, trying, but he could not because he was too ill ... His
cell was a Paradise. It was the sky. He was not coming often
outside. He was indeed a monk, yes, monk and more than a
monk. He was seating inside, in the cell to read and to make the
prayers.

[...] He was a simple monk, as all the monks, and our despot
had handiwork. We stopped and admired. We sometimes were
tired and did nothing. Despotas each day will make a sampler.
He was doing hagiographies, or wrote, or did wood sculptures.
Not only he had handiwork, but subsequently, my brothers, he
wrote books, he copied by the Holy Fathers various passages, to
give the benefits to the world. And he continued until the deep
old age, and he did not ever let the commitment. And he left
two endless projects. One contains an index for the “Holy
Rudder”, book of Saint Nicodemus, the canon law, work for us
Priests and Hierarches that will help us in our tasks. Another
includes excerpts from various sources and it is intended as a
dictionary to write a device from A to Z for the mentally and
physically diseased.

As a monk, who was, he had always the memory of death, my
brothers. Always he remembered the death. We were looking
at these last years him walking at the cemetery. When he was
coming out from the cell, first he was going to the cemetery, he
was looking at the memory and he said: “Oh, this one old lady,
this old one, we will go there”. And any time he said: “Where
will you put me (in which grave)?” I stood and left, I did not let
him finish.

A book that he loved and he put it in his soul is the “scale”
(“Klimaka”) of ascetic Saint John the Klimakos. He read the
book that he followed, it helps us to rule all fathers here and
we read every day, as a guide for the monks. How many times
have he read it, it is unknown. The last step of “Scale”, as you
know, is love. And brothers there, we read in the “Scale” and
we try to do all what it says, and he reached the last step of
love.

The second was the virtue of love, it could not be hidden.
When somebody came into him and only he saw his face, was
saying: What is he? They saw a holy person. His smile wins you.
By the sweet way that he was talking, like a magnet he was
pulling you that you cannot be separated. By his love, he had
great respect for all faithful, even for the New-calendarists,
even for atheists. All the region of Messenia, everyone, old,
young, said the best words for our Despot, and all loved him.

Although, brothers, despite the smile that had the sweetest in
his speech, where the matter was on faith, then he put out
sword and fire. Then, brothers, he spoke afterwards. Not for
Orthodoxy, but the genuine Orthodoxy. Which had its roots in
the Holy Father (Matthew), they continued, the Holy Father's
roots, he continued the exact Orthodoxy until his end, despite
the persecution that he suffered at times, which dragged him to
court and forced him to leave Athens. In his speech on matters
of Orthodoxy, was always in mind this; Minutes of the Seventh
Ecumenical Council: "Whosoever does not accept any of the
ecclesiastical traditions, written or unwritten, Anathema,
Anathema, Anathema."

[...] All these virtues, that he had as a monk, love, genuine
Orthodoxy, and others had but they lost them. But our despot
had one last virtue, without which, the first three it is nothing.
He had humiliation, brothers. He had a real humiliation. In the
Hospital that he was, he said the last words to his deacon.
What were the last words? What were his last words?
«Humiliation, humiliation, humiliation!». As humble Hierarch,
he did not want to wear a luxury. The nuns made him
vestments, good vestments and he did not wear them. He
worked as a sample monk, the buttons were elsewhere, lime
was here, colors were there, he had not care of clothing. He put
always his Eggolpio inside his clothes because he did not want
to know that he was a Bishop. He walked outside and everyone
wondering who this monk is“. I was saying, he is not a monk, he
is the Bishop”. The nuns and other people had given him as gift
various vestments. There were at least 12-15 uniforms. He did
not wear them. “What to do them?” he said. And he was
wearing only a vestment below and a second vestment which
was “good”. The first vestment is “melted” (because it was too
old). The nuns sew, darn but he wore this one, my brothers.
The same humble, he was in front of Priests and Bishops who
visited our monastery. «Tell you the sermon” he urged them.
He did not want to be first, or to show. And another, the last
that you have to know, brothers is that this humility was that
made him stubbornly refuse the office of the Archbishop,
although many people appreciate him: «Despota, come to
Athens to be our Archbishop, as Holy Father Matthew was. But
he answered: “No, I am good in my cell, in the exercise here,
here in my lovely Monastery».

This humiliation, brothers raised him. He did not like many
things, but he was raised. As you know, here in the parish is (a
faithful sister) Panayota who says various words in church and
shouting; “Patriarch Gregory”. Other laugh at her, others told
her to close her mouth, (but) she never closed it. Indeed, he
was Patriarch brothers. He deputizes all Patriarchates, brothers.
He was raised (by God) too much, brothers, despite the
humiliation that he wanted no publicity and no visibility he was
receiving letters from around the world and dozens of people
communicated with him by phone. He was known throughout
the world. He always wanted peace, brothers. And finally we as
children, when he reposed, did not mincing any, we called only
our three Metropolitans and all the priests and the sad news
was learned throughout Greece. They came from all parts of
Cyprus, Crete and from America. Not only Orthodox, but
subsequently New Calendar priests, nuns and secular came
from Kalamata (in hospital an in Holy Monastery). Until we
have reached the point to say them to go. All local, four
channels come (for the Gregory’s repose in monastery). How
they found it? We did not invited them, but man who always
humiliated, will raise. Newspapers’ journalists came to write for
our Despot. They put his repose in the first page. Buses came
from everywhere, the Mayor of Kalamata’s City, which is next
to us. We did not call, but he came, brothers, because late
Metropolitan Gregory’s grace had spread throughout the
Messenia.

I would like to say, brothers, that our despot who came
through the humiliation of being a small child died after having
finished his work on earth. He supported Orthodoxy, overtook
the schism, fighting the heresies, ordainment Hierarches, and
now it was the fullness of time and the Lord called him. Two
logisms always come to my mind; “What a gaud we have! What
a prostate! What a driver have! What joy we have!” But always,
when I read the Gospel, passage I remember this passage in
which Pharisees asked Christ, why your Apostles do not you
fast?” And Christ said: “Because is even here the Bridegroom”
(Christ). And I thought when our Bridegroom leave us we will
need prayer and fasting. Indeed, the Bridegroom left us our
brothers. And when he left? He has gone on Thursday, finishing
the first three days of Holy Fest. He left us in the fasting. The
Bridegroom our brothers, left the entire city of Kalamata sank
on Thursday in dense fog and heavy atmosphere. The sun is
dark. It did not happen an earthquake when he died, but the
next day, on Friday, began to rain and strong wind blows. The
stones are not broke, but broke our hearts.

We will continue with the wishes of his work and everything
that he left incomplete, we will finish. We will follow his
example. We observe his teachings and instructions. And we
will keep the line of the Holy Apostles, Holy Fathers, the Holy
Father Matthew’s line, the line that followed our Bishop untill
the end. And if we observe these brothers, he will not leave us
and his grace will cover us. Our Saint Father, we ask your
forgiveness for what we did, we are asking to pray for us, we
ask your blessing on us, always to cover and never leave us. I
thank everyone who helped Hierarches, priests, monks, and the
relatives in the world.
Holy Father, we are asking for the last time your grace!
Miracle of the Holy Cross to the mother of Gregory

Metropolitan of Messnia Gregory, when he was a layman,
met Holy Father Matthew (then Bishop of Vresthena) and
joined with fiery zeal in the Genuine Orthodox Church. After
the return of the young man, then George (his name in world)
from the Monastery of Keratea, met with his late mother. It
was the period of the German occupation, and the hunger had
dominated the Greek population, especially the cities. Gregory
found his desperate mother trying to brew bread, but the
dough did not bloom and the woman was overwhelmed. Many
people were dying of hunger at the time. She began to talk to
her about the Genuine Orthodoxy and the Patristic calendar,
but she interrupted him with indignation with her misfortune.
Then the late Gregory did not indignate, nor did he mute in the
face of their mother's lacklusterity, but he took out a Cross that
St. Matthew gave him and blessed the dough that did not
bloom in the baking dish. And the miracle happened! The
dough immediately began to overflow through the baking dish
and fall on the floor. The mother of the blessed memory First-
Hierarch began to cry for her unfaithfulness toward the most
precious God and provident of all. She repent and joined with
zeal in the Genuine Orthodox Church along with her family in
those difficult and black times for our homeland.
CON. CATALOGUE OF LATE HIERARCHES REP.
1935 MATTHEW OF ATHENS & ALL HELLAS 1950
1957 AGATHANGELOS OF ATHENS & ALL HELLAS 1968
1948 SPYRIDON OF TRIMITHOUS & ALL CYPRUS 1963
1951 CHRYSOSTOMOS OF MESSENIA 1956
1952 MATTHEW (2nd) OF VRESTHENA 1963
1952 JOHN OF THEBES & LEVADIA 1964
1952 MELETIOS OF ATTICA AND MEGARIS 1966
1948 DEMETRIOS OF THESSALONICA 1976
1952 VISSARION OF TRIKKI AND STAGA 1977
1972 EVMENIOS OF HERACLION AND ALL CRETE 1981
1972 LAZAROS OF VRESTHENA 1989
1972 MATTHEW OF ATTICA AND MEGARIS 2001
1972 THEODOSIOS OF FTHIOTIS 2002
1972 TITOS OF SERVIA AND KOZANE 2002
2002 AVRAMIOS OF THEBES AND LEVADIA 2005
2003 NECTARIOS OF LARISSA AND TYRNAVOS 2005
2002 PAUL OF ATTICA AND MEGARIS 2005
1958 GREGORIOS OF MESSENIA 2009

MAY THEIR MEMORY BE ETERNAL!
THE INTRODUCTION
OF THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR
IS A VERY SERIOUS AND IMPORTANT ISSUE

The New Calendar encounters:

1) The callings of Divine Paul for keeping accurate the holy
traditions.
2) The 7th, 1st, and 55th Apostolic Canons.
3) In the 6th and 7th Rules of the First Ecumenical Synod.
4) On the 8th of the Third Ecumenical in ratifying the 35 th
mission, 6th and 7th of the First Ecumenical and the 3rd of
Antioch.
5) In the 1st and 28on the First Ecumenical Council.
6) In 56th of the 5th Ecumenical “on the fasting simultaneously
discharge under all Orthodox".
7) On the 1st of Quinisext.
8) The 1st and 7th of the Seventh Ecumenical.
9) The general practice of the Seventh Ecumenical Council,
where Tarasios is speaking relatively.
10) In the fourth act of the 7th Ecumenical Council, where he
is speaking relatively too.
11) On all the "Proclaimers" of the Seventh Ecumenical.
12) The events of the Seventh Ecumenical on the pseudo-
synod of Kopronymos.
13) The term of the seventh Synod.
14) On the Seventh Ecumenical Synod’ references of Tarasios
to the kings Constantine and Irene.
15) On at the Seventh Ecumenical Synod “References” of
Tarasios to the Priests of the Great Church.
16) The First Rule of Antioch Local Synod.
17) In the 19th canon of Gangra local Synod"non-fasting
does" as far the New- calendarists removed fasting of the
Holy Apostles.
18) On the 21st of this in Gangra Local Synod.
19) The 37' Rule of Carthage Local Synod, anathematized by
the defaulting sacred traditions.
20) The37' Canon of Laodicea on the local for not feast after
the heretics.
21) The 53’ Canon on this local Synod non praise with the
heretics and schismatics.
22) The terms and provisions of the Great Fathers of the
Church through the exact fulfillment of supplies, particularly
of Great Basil, Great Athanasius, Chrysostom, Gregory of
Nyssa, Epiphanius and John of Damascus.
23) In the Traditions offices and high lessons of Photios the
Great, the information contained in this 263 letters and
especially in 3rd, on 4th, 6th of, 146 of Apostolic letters.
24) In 228th of "Nomokanonas".
25) Decisions of Elder Andronicus and Matthew Blastaras
(14th century).
26) In the Pan-Orthodox Synod in Constantinople, in the year
1583 of Jeremiah the Second the Great, where it was issued
the famous Patriarchal Singilion about the New Franco-
Gregorian calendar.
27) In those controls of the Patriarch Jeremiah II the Tranos
(Great) on the innovations of the Western Church, in the year
1588.
28) The Canon of 8th in the year 1593, of the same Patriarch,
of the Pan-Orthodox Synod.
29) In the Encyclical in the year 1848 that was given to
everywhere Orthodox by the Synod of Constantinople under
Patriarch Anthimus.
30) The 5th condition of Constantinople in the year 1727 by
the Synod of Patriarch Jeremiah the Third.
31) In the year 1827, in the denials of the Ecumenical
Patriarchate Agathangelos to the change of the Calendar.
32) The prohibitions in the year 1895 of the Ecumenical
Patriarch of Constantinople Anthimos (7th) on talk about the
calendar’s change.
33) In the decisions of the special Commission in the year
1902 in Constantinople on the calendar’s issue.
34) The apophatic (negative) responses on the calendar
changes of all the Orthodox Churches, to the question from
the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Joachim III in the
year 1902.
ADRESSES- TELEPHONE NUMBERS
(International Telephone Code 0030)

HOLY SYNOD- HIERARCHS
ADREESS OF THE HOLY SYNOD AND THE HOLY ARCHDIOCESE
OF ATHENS; Konstantinoupoleos 22 Road, PC 118 54 (Rouf)
ATHENS- HELLAS. Phone: 210 34 51 692

LOCUM TEENENS OF THE HOLY ARCHDIOCESE OF ATHENS
+ METROPOLITAN OF THEBES & LEVADIA CHRYSOSTOMOS
* Holy Church of Saint Taxiarches, Kolonaki, 322 00 Thiva
Greece. Phone; (011 30) 22620. 29. 283.
* Holy Monastery of Saint Fathers of Mount Athos
(Agioriton Pateron), Oinoi, 190 12, Villia. Attica.
Phone; (011 30) 22630. 51. 602. & 51. 600.
* Holy Cathedral Church of Saint John Forerunner,
Konstantinoupoleos 22 Road, PC 118 54 Rouf Athens.

+ METROPOLITAN OF FTHIOTIS IGNATIOS
Holy Church of Saint John the Forerunner, Avlidos 3 Street,
351 00 Lamia Greece. Phone; 01130-22310-25388
& 01130-22310-81306
+ METROPOLITAN OF MESSENIA IAKOVOS
Holy Monastery of "The Annunciation of Theotokos" (Skete
Panagoulakis), P.C. 24 100 Kalamata Greece. Phone; (011 30)
23 784 & (011 30) 93. 630

+ METROPOLITAN OF ATTICA & MEGARA KOSMAS
Church of Evangelist Matthew Aeschylus 19 & Naxos 1 Road,
PC 196 00, Mandra, Attica. Phone; 210 55 53 154
& Holy Monastery of Saint Fathers of Mount Athos
(Agioriton Pateron), Oinoi, 190 12, Villia. Attica.
Phone; (011 30) 22630 51 602
Address for mail; Naxos 7 Road PC 196 00, Mandra, Attica.

HOLY CATHEDRAL CHURCHES
OF THE GENUINE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF GREECE

 Holy Cathedral Church of Saint John Forerunner,
Konstantinoupoleos 22 Road, Rouf Athens. PC 118 54
Phone; 210 34 52 144

(Holy Archdiocese of Athens)

 Holy Cathedral Church of Evangelist Matthew
(Holy Apostles), Aeschylus 19 & Naxos 1 Road,
PC 196 00, Mandra, Attica.
Phone; 210 55 53 154

(Holy Metropolis of Attica and Megaris)

 Holy Cathedral Church of Saints Archangels,
Kolonaki, 322 00 Thiva Greece.
Phone; 22620 29 283

(Holy Metropolis of Thebes & Levadia)

 Holy Cathedral Church of Saint John the Forerunner,
Avlidos 3 Street, 351 00 Lamia Greece.
Phone; 01130-22310-25388
& 01130-22310-81306

(Holy Metropolis of Fthiotis)

 Holy Cathredal Church of Annunciation of Theotokos &
Saint George the Great- Martyr,
Koumoundourou 72 Road, Larissa.
Phone; 2410 535 770

(Holy Metropolis of Larissa & Tyrnavos)
 Holy Church of the Nativity of Christ, PC 590 31,
Anchialos, St. Georgios Roadend, Thessalonica,
Phone; 2310 722 343.

(Holy Metopolis of Thessalonica & Veria)

 Holy Cathedral Church of Saint Charalambos, G. Tiolis 42
Road, PC 501 00, Kozani. Phone; 24610 33 835

(Holy Metropolis of Servia & Kozani)

 Holy Cathedral Church of Saint Demetrius, Ovrya, Helias
81 Road, PC 265 00, Patra. Phone; 2610 52 35 67

(Holy Metropolis of Patra & West Greece)

 Holy Church of “Life- giving Font", (Skete of
Panagoulakis), PC 241 00, Kalamata.
Phone; 27210 23 784

(Holy Metropolis of Messenia)

 Holy Cathedral Church of Saint Trinity, Olaf Palme 120
Road, PC 714 00, Heraclion Crete. Phone; 2810 234 835
(Holy Metropolis of Heraclion & all Crete)
MEN’S HOLY MONASTERIES & HERMITAGES
• Saint Fathers of Mount Athos, Oinoi, 190 12, Villia, Attica.
• Annunciation of Theotokos, (Skete of Panagoulakis)
241 00, Kalamata.
• Virgin Mary Portaitissa, Messiani, 501 00 Kozani.
• “Life – Giving Font”, Merini, 196 00, Mandra, Attica.
• Saint Trinity, 190 01, Keratea- Attica.
• “Quick- hearer”, 350 17, Agios Georgios- Tymfristos.
• Saint Dionysus, Karya Olympus, 402 00 Elassona- Larissa.
• Axion Estin, Verdikoussia 402 00 Elassona- Larissa.
• Saint George, Omolio, 400 07, Larissa.
• Saint Sabbas, 570 18 Melissochori, Thessalonika.
• Annunciation of Theotokos, Agios Spyridon, 601 00,
Katerini- Pieria.
• Saint Eufthimios, Fliathiakes, 700 12, Heraclion Crete.
• Holy Forerunner, Vathi, 852 00 Kalymnos.
• The Birth of Christ, Katounakia, 630 87 Dafni Holy
Mount Athos. Tel.: (23770.) 23. 619.
• Holy Unmercenaries, Karyes, 630 86 Mount Athos.
• St Archangels, Katounakia, 630 87 Dafni Mount Athos.
• All the Saints, Kerasia, 630 87 Dafni Holy Mount Athos.
• Holy Cross, Kerasia, 630 87 Dafni Holy Mount Athos.
• Saint Sabbas, New Skete, 630 87 Dafni Holy Mount
Athos. Tel.: (23770.) 23. 647.
WOMEN’S HOLY MONASTERIES & HERMITAGES
• Saint Paraskevi (Mother of God “Pefkovounogiatrissa” -
Saint Matthew of Athens), 341 00, Mytica- Chalkida.
• Virgin Mary the “Quick- hearer”, Gorgopotamos 351 00,
Lamia Fthiotida.
• Saint Maria Magdalene, Divri, 351 00, Lamia.
• Saint George, PC 179, Melissochori, 322 00, Thiva
• Birth of Virgin Mary,241 00 Kalamata.
• Holy Cross, 241 00 Kalamata.
• Holy Forerunner, 240 00 Koroni, Messinia.
• Entrance of Theotokos, Gianitsanika, 241 00 Kalamata.
• Holy Forerunner, 240 05 Petalidi, Messinia.
• Saint Sophia, 852 00, Kalymnos.
• Virgin Mary Myrtidiotissa, Kanaris 5 Road, 151 26,
Marousi, Athens.
• Saint Efstathios, Kryoneri, 145 00, Kiphisia- Attica.
• Saint Nicholaos, 145 00, Kiphisia- Attica.
• Virgin Mary “Quick- hearer”, 190 09 Rafina, Attica.
• Saint Paraskevi, Tachion 322 00 Thiva.
• Virgin Mary Myrtidiotissa, Arethousa 570 21 Thessalonika.
• Dormition of Theotokos- Saint Paraskevi, Asprochoma,
241 00 Kalamata.
• Saint Constantine, Kastania, 240 00 Koroni, Messenia
• “Axion Estin”, Assini, 240 04, Korone- Messenia.
CHURCH OF G.O.C. OF CYPRUS
OF PATERNAL TRADITIONS
Exarchate; H.E. Metropolitan of Messenia IAKOVOS
 Holy Monastery of Mother of God Galaktotrofousa,
PC 7646, Kakoratzia, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Phone; (00357) 2232 9054
 Holy church of Annunciation of Theotokos,
PC 17 Kornos Larnaka (Tsoukalia area), Cyprus.
Phone; (00357) 799. 343.547

HOLY METROPOLIS OF G.O.C. OF
AMERICA & CANADA
EXARCHATE;HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN OF MESSENIA
IAKOVOS (James), Holy Monastery of "The Annunciation of
Theotokos" (Skete of Panagoulakis), P.C. 24 100 Kalamata
Greece. Tel.: (011 30) 27210 23 784 & (011 30) 27210 93. 630

PARISHES OF U.S.A.

 Saint Michael's Cathedral, 3300 N. Park
PHILADELPHIAPA 19140-5219. U.S.A.
Phone; of Church; 001-215-223-9888.
Phone of office; 001-215-223-7000

 Saint Trinity Greek Orthodox Church,
38-10 20th RD, ASTORIA, L.I.N.Y. 111 05 U.S.A.
Phone001-718-726-4525

PARISH OF CANADA

 Saint Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church,
8220 Outremont, MONTREAL Quebec
H3N-2M4,CANADA. Phone 001-514-272-8184

HOLY METROPOLIS OF G.O.C. OF
AUSTRALIA
EXARCHATE; +HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN OF FTHIOTIS
IGNATIOS; Holy Church of Saint John the Forerunner,
Avlidos 3 Street, 351 00 Lamia Greece. Phone; 01130-22310-
25388. & 01130-22310-81306.

 Saint Trinity Greek Orthodox Parish
ST TRINITY, 65 Gorton St., Albert Park,
5014, Adelaide S.A. Australia
Phone; 00618-82430146.
RUSSIAN GENUINE ORTHODOX CHURCH

+ H.B. Metropolitan of Chisinau and all Moldova Adrian
e-mail: eacross@gmail.com Tel. Number: 0037369325610
+ H.E. Archbishop of Mogilev & Belorussia Onufrie
+ H.E. Archbishop of Tsarkask & Ukraine Nicholaos
HOLY METROPOLIS OF CHISINAU
AND ALL MOLDOVA
MOLDOVA
 Holy Bishopric Monastery of the Holy Cross, Stukan,
Soroca of Moldova (Synodic Center).
 Church of St. James, Stukan, Soroca of Moldova.
RUSSIA
 Holy church of Saint Panteleimon, 353480, Krasnodarskii
Krai, Kollektivnaya 17, Andreadis Ioannis. Russian
Federation. Phone: 007-861-41-65308. (mob.) 007-928-
40-75178. Vicar: Hieromonk Fr Yuvenaly Gromov.

For adresses and telephone numbers of Moldova,
Belorussia, Russia, Ukraine etc contact to H.B. Metropolitan
of Chisinau and all Moldova Adrian, President and First-
Hierarch of the Russian True Orthodox Hierarchy.
HOW WE FAST
Great Lent before the Easter:
We eat oil and wine (It is meant Shellfish too) only every
Saturday and Sunday. On the Feast of the Annunciation
of Theotokos, we eat fish.
Fast of the Holy Apostles:
We eat wine and oil at Tuesday and at Thursday; on
Saturday and on Sunday, we eat fish.
Fast of the Dormition of the Mother of God:
We eat wine and oil only every Saturday and Sunday. On
the feast of the Transfiguration (6/8), we eat fish.
Fast of the Christmas:
We eat every Tuesday and every Thursday wine and oil,
on Saturday and on Sundays, we eat fish.
According to the Tradition, on the Christmas’ Fast we eat
Fish from the Entrance of the Theotokos (21/11) till the
feast of St Spyridon (12/12) (when it is on Weekend).

FAST ΟΝ EVERYTHING
January 4, August 29, September 14 and December 24.
Also, we do not eat at feasts on the Clean Week or the
Great one.
OIL AND WINE ARE PERMITTED
Jan. 11,16,17,18,20, July 1, 2, 17, 20, 22, 25,
22,25, 27, 30 26, 27, 31
Febr. 8, 10, 11, 17, 24. Aug. 31
March 9, 26. Sept. 1,6,9,13,
20,23,26.
April 23, 25, 30. Oct. 6, 18, 18, 26.
May 2, 8, 15, 21, 25. Nov. 1,8,12,13,16,25,30.
June 8, 11, 30. Dec. 4,5,6,9,12,15,17,20.

FISH IS PERMITTED
January 7. February 2. March 25. June 24, 29. August 6,
15. September 8. November 14, 21. On the Wednesday
of the Mid- Pentecost. On the Wednesday of the
Apodosis of the Pascha (Easter).

ALL FOODS ARE PERMITTED
From 25 December till 4 January. On 6 January. From the
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee till the Sunday
of the Prodigal Son. From the Monday after Meat- Fare
Sunday to the Cheese- Fare Sunday, except from meat.
On the Renewal Week the week after Pentecost (Holy
Spirit’s Monday) to the Sunday of All Saints.