Apostle Thaddeus of the Seventy / Afterfeast of the Dormition

13th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 4


Note: The service for the Martyr Bassa is transferred to Compline).


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 4; Feast: 3 (Come, ye bearers of lamps from the Vespers Aposticha); Apostle 3 (O blessed Apostle Thaddeus); G: Feast (Come ye, let us celebrate); N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King.

Aposticha: Octoechos; G/N: Feast (Today the choirs of virgins).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Feast (In giving birth) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Apostle (O holy Apostle Thaddeus); N: Feast.

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Blessed are the blameless; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 4.

Matins Gospel 2, Mark 16:1-8 (70).

Having beheld the resurrection; Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the apostles; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Jesus having risen. Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon: Resurrection 4 Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Feast (2nd Canon) 4 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Apostle 4 Holy Apostle Thaddeus, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 4.

Katavasia: Thy sacred and renowned memorial, O Virgin.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos) and Ikos of the Feast;

Kontakion (The Church, ever enlightened by thy miracles); and Sessional hymn of the Apostle (Approaching the noetic Sun); G/N: Feast (The most honored choir).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Apostle (Having been anointed a luminary); N: Feast (O thy mysteries, O pure Theotokos!).

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Octoechos 4; Feast 4 (Be thou mindful from the Matins Aposticha, with the Doxasticon (Chant, all ye choirs of heaven) and its Psalm verses); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Feast & Apostle, alternating; Kontakion: Feast & Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Feast: 4, from Ode 7.

After entrance: in a temple of the Lord or of the Theotokos, Troparion of the Resurrection; Feast; and Apostle; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Apostle; N: Feast.

In a temple of a saint, Troparion of the Resurrection; Feast; Temple; and Apostle; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Temple; G: Apostle; N: Feast.

Prokimenon, Tone 4: How magnified are Thy works O Lord. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: I Cor. 16:13-24 (166).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & Tone 2 (Sunday & Feast).

Gospel: Matt. 21:33-42 (87).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain The angels, having beheld the Dormition of the Most pure One, were struck with wonder, at how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven, with the Irmos of the Ninth Ode, first canon (In thee, O Virgin without spot).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & I will take the cup of salvation.

Resurrectional Dismissal.