Ss. Peter & Paul Russian Orthodox Church
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Moscow Patriarchate
Service Schedule
Week of 29 January 2023


SUNDAY, 16/29 JANUARY: THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST; (Tone 8); (Zacchaeus Sunday); Veneration of the honourable Chains of Apostle Peter; Saint Maxim, Priest of Totma (+1650); Martyrs Speusippus, Eleusippus, Meleusippus, and their grandmother Leonilla and with them Neon, Turbon and Jovilla (+161-180); Martyr Danax the Reader (+2nd C);

Hioeromartyr John, presbyter (+1919):


9:40AM-   Hours,   Divine Liturgy

                  Epistle:   1Tim.4,9-15        (32nd  Sunday - Zacchaeus )              Gospel:   Lk.19,1-10


                  Panikhida for:   + George, + Kathryn Kofira

                                              + Robert,  + Janice Whitehead    requested by Family




Wednesday, 19 January/1 February: Saint Macarius the Great of Egypt (+390-391); Blessed  Theodore of Novgorod, Fool-for-Christ (+1392):

Anniversary of the Enthronization of His Holiness KIRILL, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (2009)                       


Is Polla Eti, Despota!





SUNDAY, 23 JANUARY/5 FEBRUARY: SUNDAY OF THE PUBLICAN AND THE PHARISEE; (Tone 1); The New-Martyrs and Confessors of the Church of Russia; Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, and Martyr Agathangel (+312); Saint Gennadius of Kostroma (+1565); Sobor of the Saints of Kostroma; Translation of the relics of Saint Theoctist, Archbishop of Novgorod (+1786); Saint Mausimus the Syrian (+4th C); Saint Salamanes the Silent (+c400); Saint Paulinus the Merciful, Bishop of Nola (+431); Commemoration of the Sixth Ecumenical Council (680-681); Venerable-Martyrs Seraphim,  Evdokia and Catherine and Martyr Militsa (+1938): Commemoration of All Those who were martyred and suffered during the years of persecution for their Faith in Christ:

Beginning of the Fasting (Lenten) Triodion


9:40AM-   Hours,   Divine Liturgy

                  Epistle:  2Tim.3,10-15                                               Gospel:   Lk.18,10-14


[ This week, the Week of the Publican and the Pharisee (5-11 February), is a Fast-Free Week. All foods are blessed to be eaten each day this week, including Wednesday and Friday. This is to remind us that our fasting (during the approaching Great Fast (Lent) is not to be done with pride and boasting (like the Pharisee) but, rather, in humility and silence (like the Publican) known to God alone. May the Lord God help us in this. ]