Synaxis of the Hierarchs of Moscow

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The '''Synaxis of the Hierarchs of Moscow''' is a commemoration of the holy hierarchs of the [[metropolitan]]ate of Moscow. It occurs each year on [[October 5]].
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==History==
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Commemorated on [[October 5]], a celebration of a special day to honor Saints [[Peter of Moscow|Peter]], [[Alexis of Moscow|Alexis]], [[Jonas of Moscow|Jonas]] the Metropolitans and Wonderworkers of All Russia was established by Patriarch Job on October 5, 1596.
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In 1875, St [[Innocent of Alaska|Innocent]], Metropolitan of Moscow ([[March 31]] and [[October 6]]), proposed that St [[Philip II of Moscow|Philip]] be included with the others.
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St [[Hermogenes of Moscow|Hermogenes]] was added only in the year 1913.
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In 2005 the Church of Russia added St Innocent ([[March 31]] and [[October 6]]), St Macarius ([[December 30]]), St [[Job of Moscow|Job]] ([[April 5]] and [[June 19]]), St [[Tikhon of Moscow|Tikhon]] ([[April 7]] and [[October 9]]), St [[Philaret (Drozdov) of Moscow|Philaret]] ([[November 19]]), St [[Peter (Polyansky) of Krutitsy|Peter]] ([[September 27]]), and St Macarius ([[February 16]]).
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By celebrating these hierarchs on a common day, the Church offers each of them equal honor, as heavenly protectors of the city of Moscow and prayerful intercessors for Russia.
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==Hymns==
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[[Troparion]] (Tone 4)
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:O Russian Hierarchs,
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:Guardians of the Apostolic tradition,
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:Firm pillars, guides of Orthodoxy,
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:Peter, Alexis, Jonah, and Philip,
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:Pray to the Lord of all,
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:To grant peace to the world and great mercy to our souls.
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[[Kontakion]]  (Tone 3)
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:You were holy as hierarchs;
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:You taught the people and you were well-pleasing to God.
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:He has glorified you with incorruption and miracles
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:As disciples of the grace of God.
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==Source==
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*[http://www.oca.org/FSlives.asp OCA (search for October 5)]
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[[Category:Feasts]]
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