Russian Orthodox

Thursday June 24, 2021 / June 11, 2021

Afterfeast of Pentecost. Tone seven.
Fast-free Week. Fast-free

Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Surety of Sinners" in Korets (1622) (movable holiday on Thursday of the 1-st week of the Pentecost).
Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas (1st c.).
Venerable Barnabas, abbot of Vetluga (1445).
New Hieromartyr Mitrophan priest, and those with him (1900).
Uncovering of the relics (1572) of Venerable Ephraim, abbot of New Torzhok (1053).
Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "It is Truly Meet" ("Axion Estin") (10th c.).
Translation of the relics of Venerable Arcadius, monk of Vyazma and New Torzhok (1077).
St. Niphont patriarch of Constantinople (Romania).
Commemoration of the appearance of the Archangel Gabriel (10th c.) to a monk on Mt. Athos, and the revelation of the hymn "It Is Truly Meet" (Axion Estin).
St. Barnabus of Basa near Limasol in Cyprus (Greek).
Martyr Theopemptus and four others (Greek).

The Scripture Readings

John 21:15-25 Matins Gospel
Romans 1:28-2:9
Matthew 5:27-32
Acts 11:19-26, 29-30 Apostle
Luke 10:16-21 Apostle


Holy Apostles Bartholemew & Barnabas, Troparion, Tone III —
O holy apostles/ entreat the merciful God// that He grant to our souls remission of transgressions.

Kontakionfor the Apostle Barnabas, Tone II —
Thou wast a most true servant of the Lord,/ and, as the foremost of the seven­ty apostles,/ didst shine forth in thy preaching with Paul,/ proclaiming Christ the Savior unto all;// wherefore, with songs we hymn thy divine memory, O Barnabas.

Kontakion for the Apostle Bartholemew, Tone IV: "Thou hast appeared..." —
Thou hast been shown to be a great sun for the whole world,/ shining with the radiance of doctrines and awesome miracles,// and illuminating those who honor thee, O Bartholemew, apostle of the Lord.

Design Jason Powell.