The Deposition of the Sash of the Theotokos

14th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 5


Note: If the rector so directs, a Polyeleos-rank service may be served for Ss. Peter and Febronia.


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 6; Feast 4 (The shrine which holdeth); G: Feast (The Church of God is clad); 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 (Having cleansed our mind).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Feast (O Ever-virgin Theotokos).

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 5.

Matins Gospel 3, Mark 16:9-20 (71).

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 (both canons) 8 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5

Katavasia: Inscribing the invincible weapon of the Cross.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Today thy temple doth celebrate) and Ikos; Sessional hymn of the Feast (Thy most precious cincture); G/N: Thy Church doth celebrate.

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; GN: Feast (Honoring thy precious cincture).

Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Resurrection 4; Feast 4 (The Church is arrayed with the doxasticon (Having cleansed our minds), and the final two psalm verses: Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness. & The rich among the people shall entreat thy countenance); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.


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


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Feast 4, from Ode 3, first canon.

After the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection; Feast; G: Kontakion of the Resurrection; N: Feast.

Prokimenon, Tone 5: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: II Cor. 1:21-2:4 (170); Heb. 9:1-7 (320).

Alleluia, Tone 5 & 8.

Gospel: Matt. 22:2-14 (89); Luke 10:38-42,11:27-28 (54).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.