Lectionary For June

Tuesday 1st June 2021

Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher and those with him at Rome (166). St. Agapitus, Unmercenary Physician of the Kiev Caves (1095). Holy Martyr Pyrrhus the Virgin. Holy Martyr Thespesius of Cappadocia (230).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Ronan the Silent. Holy martyr Wistan of Evesham (850). Holy martyr Wite (Candida) of Dorset.
Readings:
Acts 12:25-13:12John 8:51-59

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
Commemorations:
St. Nicephorus the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (828). Great Martyr John the New of Sochi, who suffered at Belgrade (1332). Hieromartyr Erasmus (Elmo) of Ochrid and 20,000 Martyrs with him (309). Hieromartyr Photinus, bishop of Lyons and his companion Holy Martyr Blandina (177).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Odo the Good, 22nd archbishop of Canterbury (959). St. Adalgis (c.686). St. Bodfan (7th C).
Readings:
Acts 13:13-24John 6:5-14

Thursday 3rd June 2021

Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Lucillian and those with him at Byzantium (270). Venerable Athanasius, the Wonderworker of Cilicia. St. Clotilde, Queen of the Franks (545). St. Hiera, widow, of Mesopotamia (312). Translation of the relics of the slain Crown Prince Demetrius of Moscow (1591).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Kevin, abbot of Glendalough (618). St. Glunshallaich (7th C). St. Cronan (617).
Readings:
Acts 14:20-15:4John 9:39-10:9

Friday 4th June 2021

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
St Metrophanes, 1st patriarch of Constantinople (326)
Commemorations:
SS Mary and Martha, sisters of the Righteous Lazarus (1st C).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Nennoc of Brecknock (467). St. Petroc, abbot of Padstow (6th C). St. Breaca of Hayle (6th C). St. Berriona the Recluse (6th C). SS Croidan, Medan and Degan, companions of St. Petroc. St. Gonand, Missionary. St. Cronan the Tanner (617). St. Edfrith, bishop of Lindisfarne (721).
Readings:
Acts 15:5-12; John 10:17-28
For the Commemoration: Hebrews 7:26-8:2John 10:1-9

Saturday 5th June 2021

Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Dorotheus, bishop of Tyre (361). Holy Martyrs Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechius, Apollonius, Leonides, Arius, Gorgias, Selenias, Irene, and Pambo, of Egypt (305-311). Holy Martyrs Christopher and Conon of Rome (3rd C). St. Theodore the Wonderworker, Hermit of the Jordan (583). Abba Dorotheus of Palestine (620).
British Isles and Ireland:
Hieromartyr Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Apostle of Germany (754). SS Waccar, Gundekar, Elleher, Hathawulf and Companions, monks martyred with St. Boniface. Holy Martyr Eoban, companion of SS Willibrord and Boniface (754). St. Adalar (Adalher) (755). St. Tudno (6th C).
Readings:
Acts 15:35-41John 10:27-38

Sunday 6th June 2021

Tone 5 – Eothinon 8
6th of Pascha – Sunday of the Blind Man
Commemorations:
St. Hilarion the New, abbot of the Dalmatian monastery (845). St. Bessarion the Wonderworker, of Egypt (466). Venerable Attalus the Wonderworker. St. Jonah, bishop of Perm (1470). Virgin Martyrs Archelais, Thecla, and Susanna, beheaded at Salerno (293). The Five virgins of Caesarea in Palestine: Martha, Mary, Cyria, Valeria, and Marcia.
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Eigrad of Anglesey (6th C). St. Cocca. St. Gudwall (6th C). St. Jarlath, bishop of Tuam (c.550).
Readings:
Acts 16:16-34John 9:1-38

Monday 7th June 2021

Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Theodotus, bishop of Ancyra (303). St. Panagis of Cephalonia. Hieromartyr Marcellinus, pope of Rome (304) and with him the Holy Martyrs Claudius, Cyrinus and Antoninus (304). Hieromartyr Marcellus, pope of Rome, and those with him (309). Holy Martyrs Cyriaca, Caleria, and Mary, of Caesarea in Palestine (304). Martyr Zenais of Caesarea in Palestine. St. Sebastiana the Wonderworker (c.3rd C).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Colman, bishop of Dromore (6th C). St. Meriadoc the Wonderworker, archbishop (7th C).
Readings:
Acts 17:1-9John 11:47-54

Tuesday 8th June 2021

Commemorations:
Translation of the relics of the Great Martyr Theodore Stratelates (“the General”) (319). St. Zosimas, monk, of Phoenicia (6th C). St. Atre of Nitria. St. Ephraim, patriarch of Antioch (545). St. Melania the Elder, of Palladius’ Lausiac History. Holy Martyrs Nicander and Calliope. New Martyrs Anastasius & Theophanes at Constantinople (1559).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Bron, bishop of Cassel-Irra (c.511). St. Levan (6th C). St. Muirchu (7th C). St. Syra (7th C).
Readings:
Acts 17:19-28John 12:19-36

Wednesday 9th June 2021

Fast day: fish, wine and oil allowed
Leavetaking of Pascha
Commemorations:
St. Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria (444). St. Pelagia and the three Virgin-Martyrs of Chios. St. Cyril of the White Lake (Byelozersk) (1427). The five nuns beheaded in Persia: Martyrs Thecla, Mariamne, Martha, Mary, and Enmatha (346). St. Alexander, abbot of Kushta, Vologda (1439).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Columba (Columcille) of Iona, Enlightener of Scotland (597). St. Baithene of Tiree (600). St. Cummian (8th C).
Readings:
Acts 18:22-28John 12:36-47

Thursday 10th June 2021

The Ascension of our Lord
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Alexander and Virgin-Martyr Antonina at Constantinople (c.313). St. Pansemne, the former harlot, of Antioch (369). St. Theophanes, monk, of Antioch (363). Hieromartyr Timothy, bishop of Prusa (362). St. John, metropolitan and Wonderworker of Tobolsk (1715).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Illadan, bishop of Rathlihen (6th C). St. Ithamar, 1st English bishop of Rochester (c.656).
Readings:
Acts 1:1-12Luke 24:36-53

Friday 11th June 2021

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas (1st C)
Afterfeast of the Ascension

Commemorations:
Commemoration of the appearance of the Archangel Gabriel to a monk at Mt. Athos, and the revelation of the hymn, “It is Truly Meet” (“Axion Estin”) (980). Hieromartyr Metrophanes, the first Chinese priest, and the Chinese New Martyrs of the Boxer Uprising, at Peking and other places (1900).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Blitharius (7th C). St. Herebald (8th C). St. Tochumra of Kilmore.
Readings:
Acts 19:1-8; John 14:1-11
For the Commemoration: Acts 11:19-30; Luke 10:16-21

Saturday 12th June 2021

Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
St. Onuphrius the Great (4th C). St. Peter of Mt. Athos (734). St. Arsenius, abbot of Konevits (1447). Holy Martyr Antonina of Nicea (305). St. John the Soldier of Egypt (7th C). Russian New Martyr Onuphrius, bishop (1938) and his co-sufferers Hieromartyrs Anthony, Barsanuphius and Joseph (1937), and Hierarch Alexander of Kharkov.
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Ternan, missionary abbot & bishop of Culross (5th C).
Readings:
Acts 20:7-12John 14:10-21

Sunday 13th June 2021

Tone 6 – Eothinon 10
7th of Pascha – Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Œcumenical Council
Afterfeast of the Ascension

Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria (293). St. Triphyllios, bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) in Cyprus (370). Holy Martyr Diodorus of Homs who was crucified. St. Antipater, bishop of Bostra in Arabia. St. Eulogius, patriarch of Antioch.
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Damhnade of Cavan.
Readings:
Acts 20:16-18, 28-36John 17:1-13

Monday 14th June 2021

Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Righteous Prophet Elisha (9th C BC). St. Methodius the Confessor, patriarch of Constantinople (847). Hieromartyr Cyril, bishop of Gortyna in Crete (4th C). Venerable Niphon, monk of Kapsokalyvia, Mt. Athos (1330).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Dogmael (5th C). St. Nennus, abbot of Arran (7th C). St. Ciaran, abbot of Bellach-Duin (870). St. Psalmodius (c.690).
Readings:
Acts 21:8-14John 14:27-15:7

Tuesday 15th June 2021

Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Righteous Prophet Amos (8th C BC). Apostles Achaikos, Stephen and Fourtunatos of the Seventy (1st C). Venerable Jerome of Stridonium (420). Blessed Augustine, bishop of Hippo (430), and his mother Monica (387). Blessed Lazarus, prince of Serbia (1389). St. Jonas, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia (1461).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Trillo of Gwynedd, companion of St. Cadfan (5th C). St. Vouga the Hermit (6th C). St. Edburgh of Winchester (960).
Readings:
Acts 21:26-32John 16:2-13

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
St. Tychon the Wonderworker, bishop of Amathus in Cyprus (425). The Forty Martyrs of Rome (62). St. Tikhon of Lukhov (1503). St. Mark the Just of Apollonia, nephew of the Apostle Barnabas (1st C). St. Tikhon of Medynsk and Kaluzh (1492).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Cettin, bishop (5th C). St. Colman McRoi, abbot of Reachrain (5th C). St. Curig, bishop of Llanbadarn (6th C). St. Ismael, disciple of St. Teilo (6th C).
Readings:
Acts 23:1-11John 16:15-23

Thursday 17th June 2021

Afterfeast of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Isaurus, and those with him at Athens (4th C). Holy Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael of Persia (362). Venerable Joseph and Pior, disciples of St. Anthony the Great (4th C). St. Aëtius the Eunuch, Enlightener of Ethiopia, baptized by the Apostle Philip (1st C). Holy Martyr Shalva of Akhaltsikhe, Georgia (1227).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Nectan of Hartland, martyr (6th C). St. Botolph, abbot and confessor, of Boston, and his brother St. Adolph (680). St. Molling, abbot of Aghacainid (697). St. Briavel, hermit (6th C).
Readings:
Acts 25:13-19John 16:23-33

Friday 18th June 2021

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
Leavetaking of the Ascension
Commemorations:
Holy Martyr Leontius, and with him Martyrs Hypatius and Theodulus, at Tripoli in Syria (73). St. Leontius the Hagiorite of Dionysiou monastery, Mt. Athos (1605).
Readings:
Acts 27:1-28:1John 17:18-26

Saturday 19th June 2021

Soul Sabbath
Holy Apostle Jude (Thaddeus), the brother of the Lord (c.80)

Commemorations:
Holy Myrrh-bearer Mary, mother of the Apostle James (1st C). Holy Martyr Zosimas the Soldier at Antioch in Pisidia (2nd C). St. Paisius the Great of Egypt and St. Zenon (5th C). St. John the Solitary of Jerusalem (6th C). All Saints of Russia. All Saints of Mount Athos.
Readings:
Acts 28:1-31John 21:14-25
For the Commemoration: Jude 1:1-25; John 14:21-24
For the Departed: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 5:24-30

Sunday 20th June 2021

Tone of the feast – Eothinon of the feast
Sunday of Holy Pentecost
Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Methodius, bishop of Patara (312). Holy Martyrs Inna, Pinna, and Rimma, disciples of Apostle Andrew in Scythia (2nd C). Blessed Prince Gleb Andreevich (1175). Venerable Kallistos (Xanthopoulos), patriarch of Constantinople (1363). Venerable Nahum of Ochrid (910). St. Nicholas Cabasilas (1371).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Govan of Dyfed (6th C). St. Edburgh of Castor, Virgin (7th C).
Readings:
Acts 2:1-11John 7:37-52,8:12

Monday 21st June 2021

Monday of the Holy Spirit
Afterfeast of Pentecost

Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Terence, bishop of Iconium (1st C). Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus in Cilicia (305). New Martyr Nicetas of Nisyros, near Rhodes (1732).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Mewan (617). St. Corbmac, abbot of Durrow (590). St. Engelmund, abbot and missionary (c.739).
Readings:
Ephesians 5:9-19Matthew 18:10-20

Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Third Day of the Holy Trinity
Afterfeast of Pentecost

Commemorations:
Hieromartyr Eusebius, bishop of Samosata (380). Holy Martyrs Zenon and his servant Zenas, of Philadelphia (303). St. Paulinus, bishop of Nola (431). St. Anastasia of Serbia, mother of St. Sava (1200).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Alban, Protomartyr of Britain (c.303). St. Aaron the Hermit (c.552).
Readings:
Romans 1:1-7, 13-17Matthew 4:25-5:13

Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Afterfeast of Pentecost
Commemorations:
Virgin-martyr Agrippina of Rome and those with her (260). Holy Martyrs Eustochius, Gaius, Probus, Lollius, and Urban, of Ancyra (4th C). Venerable Barbaros Pentapolites. Translation of the relics of St. Herman, archbishop of Kazan (1567).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Etheldreda (Audrey), foundress of Ely Abbey, Virgin (679). St. Mochaoi, abbot of Nendrum (498).
Readings:
Romans 1:18-27Matthew 5:20-26

Thursday 24th June 2021

The Nativity of the Holy, Glorious, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John
Afterfeast of Pentecost

Commemorations:
Synaxis of the Righteous Zachariah and Elizabeth. New Martyr Panagiotis of Caesarea in Cappadocia (1765). St. Athanasius of Paros (1813).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Germoc of Cornwall (6th C). St. Rumold of Malines (c.7th C).
Readings:
Romans 1:28-2:9; Matthew 5:27-32
For the Commemoration: Romans 13:11-14:4Luke 1:1-25, 57-68, 76, 80

Friday 25th June 2021

Afterfeast of Pentecost
Commemorations:
Virgin-Martyr Febronia of Nisibis (304). St. Prosper of Aquitaine (4th C). New Martyr George of Attalia (1823). New Martyr Procopius of Iveron and Mt. Athos, who suffered at Smyrna (1810). Venerable Dionysios of Koreseos, founder of Dionysiou monastery on Athos. Venerable Dometios, abbot of Dionysiou monastery on Athos. SS Peter and Febronia (tonsured David and Euphrosyne), Wonderworkers of Murom (1228).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Seleva (Selyf), Hermit (6th C). St. Moluag, Missionary (592). St. Adalbert of Egmond, archdeacon and missionary (c.750). Holy Martyr Cyneburgh of Gloucester.
Readings:
Romans 2:14-29Matthew 5:33-41

Saturday 26th June 2021

Leavetaking of Pentecost
Commemorations:
St. David of Thessalonica (c.540). St. John, bishop of the Goths in the Crimea (8th C). New Martyr David of St. Anne’s Skete, martyred in Thessalonica (1813). Appearance of the Tikhvin Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos (1388).
British Isles and Ireland:
Translation of the relics of St. Brannock of Braunton. St. Corbican (8th C).
Readings:
Romans 1:7-12Matthew 5:42-48

Sunday 27th June 2021

Tone 8 – Eothinon 1
1st after Pentecost – Sunday of All Saints, 1st of Matthew
Commemorations:
St. Joanna the Myrrhbearer (1st C). St. Sampson the Hospitable of Constantinople (c.530). Hieromartyr Pierius, presbyter of Antioch. Holy Martyr Anectus of Caesarea in Cappadocia. Venerable Luke the Hermit (10th C).
Readings:
Hebrews 11:33-12:2Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38,19:27-30

Monday 28th June 2021

Apostles’ Fast begins: fish, wine and oil allowed
Commemorations:
Translation of the relics of the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John (412). Holy Martyrs Pappias and Paul (c.303). Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of the Three Hands” (8th C). St. Paul the physician of Corinth (7th C). SS Sergius and Herman (964), abbots of Valaam.
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Austell of Cornwall (6th C). St. Crummine, bishop of Lackan (5th C).
Readings:
Romans 2:28-3:18Matthew 6:31-34,7:9-11

Tuesday 29th June 2021

The Holy, Glorious, All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul
Commemorations:
St. Mary, the mother of John-Mark, nephew of Apostle Barnabas, at Jersusalem (1st C).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Æthelwine (Elwin), bishop of Lindsey (8th C). St. Cocha, abbess of Ross-Benchuir (6th C). SS. Salome and Judith (9th C).
Readings:
Romans 4:4-12; Matthew 7:15-21
For the Commemoration: 2 Corinthians 11:21-12:9Matthew 16:13-19

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Fast day: wine and oil allowed
Synaxis of the Holy, Glorious, and All-praised Twelve Apostles: Peter, Andrew, James and John the sons of Zebedee, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphæus, Jude the brother of James, Simon Zelotes, and Matthias
Leavetaking of the Chief Apostles Peter and Paul

Commemorations:
The Protomartyrs of Rome who suffered under Nero (64). New Martyr Michael (Paknanas) the gardener, of Athens (1770).
British Isles and Ireland:
St. Eurgain, foundress of Cor-Eurgain in Wales, later called Llantwit (6th C).
Readings:
Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 7:21-23
For the Commemoration: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16; Matthew 9:36-10:8