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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 Moscow and 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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Synaxis of the Hierarchs of Moscow

The Synaxis of the Hierarchs of Moscow is a commemoration of the holy hierarchs of the metropolitanate of Moscow. It occurs each year on October 5.

History

Commemorated on October 5, a celebration of a special day to honor Saints Peter, Alexis, Jonas the Metropolitans and Wonderworkers of All Russia was established by Patriarch Job on October 5, 1596.

In 1875, St Innocent, Metropolitan of Moscow (March 31 and October 6), proposed that St Philip be included with the others.

St Hermogenes was added only in the year 1913.

In 2005 the Church of Russia added St Innocent (March 31 and October 6), St Macarius (December 30), St Job (April 5 and June 19), St Tikhon (April 7 and October 9), St Philaret (November 19), St Peter (September 27), and St Macarius (February 16).

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.

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 4)

O Russian Hierarchs,
Guardians of the Apostolic tradition,
Firm pillars, guides of Orthodoxy,
Peter, Alexis, Jonah, and Philip,
Pray to the Lord of all,
To grant peace to the world and great mercy to our souls.

Kontakion (Tone 3)

You were holy as hierarchs;
You taught the people and you were well-pleasing to God.
He has glorified you with incorruption and miracles
As disciples of the grace of God.

Source

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