St. Alexander Nevsky

12th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 3


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man

Lord I have Cried, Tone 3, on 10: Octoechos 4; Saint 6 (Thy life was in accordance with thy name); G: Saint (Be glad, O land of Estonia); N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

Entry: Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King.

3 Readings for the Saint.

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple and stichera of the Saint (Let the new Israel rejoice); G: Saint (Be glad today, O peoples of Russia); N: Theotokion (Behold, the prophesy).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Saint (Come all ye ranks of Russia); N: Theotokion, Tone 2 (O new wonder).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Saint (Recognize thy brethren) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 3; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Saint; N: Resurrectional Theotokion Tone 4 (The mystery hidden from before the ages).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We magnify thee, O right-believing Prince Alexander, and we honor thy holy memory; for thou dost entreat Christ our God in our behalf, The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe of the Tone; All the Sessional hymns of the Saint.

Hymns of Ascents, 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.

Saint 8 Holy right-believing Prince Alexander, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 3.

Katavasia, Inscribing the invincible weapon of the Cross.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (As thy kinsmen) and Ikos of the Saint; and Sessional hymn of the Saint (Thou wast shown to be a star of surpassing brilliance); G/N: Theotokion (Behold! generations of generations).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Saint (Thine all great fame); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 3, on 8: Octoechos 4; Saint (O all-glorious wonder) 4 (including the doxasticon (Thou didst fight the good fight), and the final two psalm verses: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. & Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he greatly delight); 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.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Saint; Kontakion: Saint & Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Saint: 4, Ode 3.

After entrance, Troparia & Kontakia as in Appendix I, A.

Prokimenon, Tone 3: O chant unto our God, chant ye. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.

Epistle: I Cor. 15:1-11 (158); Gal. 5:22-6:2 (213).

Alleluia, Tone 3 & Tone 6.

Gospel: Matt. 19:16-26 (79); Matt. 11:27-30 (43).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & In everlasting remembrance.

Resurrectional Dismissal.