Martyrs Agathonicus of Nicomedia and his companions / Afterfeast of the Dormition

12th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 3


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 3, on 10: Octoechos 4; Feast: 3 (O most glorious wonder! – from the Vespers Aposticha); Martyrs 3 (Seeking the primal goodness); G: Feast (It was fitting)*; 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: Martyrs (Named for the treasury of good things); N: Feast (Jesus, thy Son and our God, O Theotokos).

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


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 3; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Martyrs (In their sufferings, O Lord); N: Feast.

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

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

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascent, and Prokimenon, Tone 3.

Matins Gospel 1, Matt. 28:16-20 (§116).

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 (first canon)              4             O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

               Martyrs                               4             Holy martyr Agathonicus, pray to God for us.

               Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 3.

               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 (Having acquired a good name); and Sessional hymn of the Martyr (Drowning the noetic Pharaoh); G/N: Feast (The choir of the divine apostles).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Martyrs (As the namesake of good things); N: Feast (O ye apostles from afar).

Praises, Tone 3, on 8: Octoechos 4; Feast 4 (Escorting thy precious body – from the Matins Aposticha, with the Doxasticon (O all ye mortals) and its Psalm verses); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; First Hour.


*According to the Moscow Patriarchate's Bogosluzhebniye Ukazaniya, the Doxasticon is that of the Martyr (Aptly wast thou named), but according to the Troitskii Pravoslavnyi Russkii Kalendar' (the “Jordanville Calendar”), it is for the Feast as above.


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


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Feast: 4, from Ode 8.

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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 3: O chant unto our God, chant ye. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: I Cor. 15:1-11 (§158).

Alleluia, Tone 3 & Tone 2 (Sunday & Feast).

Gospel: Matt. 19:16-26 (§79).

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.