St. Herman of Alaska


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

At Lord I have Cried, on 8, Tone 3: Saint 8 (Leap up, ye waters of Valaam); G: Saint (Have the fleeting years); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 6 (Who doth not call thee blessed).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 1: Thy mercy, O Lord, shall pursue me.

3 Readings for the Saint.

Litia: Temple and Saint (O ascetic of New Valaam); G: Saint (When the time of departure drew nigh); N: Theotokion (O Virgin Theotokos and Mistress)

Aposticha: Saint (Rejoice, O Life-bearing Cross); G: Saint (O venerable Father); N: Theotokion, Tone 6 (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: Saint (O venerable Herman) x2; O Theotokos and Virgin x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Saint x2; G/N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Saint.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We bless thee, O venerable father Herman, and we honor thy holy memory, O instructor of monks and converser with the angels. Psalm verse: With patience I waited patiently for the Lord, and He was attentive unto me, and He hearkened unto my supplication.

Sessional hymn of the Saint (In a fragile ship); G/N: Theotokion (O Theotokos our Mistress).

Hymns of Ascents, First Antiphon, Tone 4: From my youth.

Prokimenon of the Saint, Tone 4: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of saints.

Matins Gospel: Matt. 11:27-30 (43).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of venerable Herman; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Saint in the Menaion (Hath the bosom of the earth). Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon: Theotokos 6 Most holy Theotokos, save us.

(from the Supplicatory canon of the Theotokos: Distressed by many temptations)

Saint (both canons) 8 Venerable father Herman, pray to God for us.

Irmos, from the canon of the Theotokos (twice).

Katavasia: Christ is born.


After Ode 3, Sessional Hymn of the Saint (The day of thy commemoration); G/N: Theotokion (Rejoice, O Virgin who art full of grace).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (O beloved of the Mother of God) and Ikos of the Saint.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Exapostilarion: Saint (O Lord, Bestower of life); G/N: Theotokion (O Bride of God).

Praises, Tone 8, Saint 4 (As a lover of the glory of God); G: Saint (Thou didst wondrously ascend the ladder); N: Theotokion (O Mistress, accept the supplications). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Saint; G/N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden); the two remaining Litanies and the Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparion: Saint; Kontakion: Saint.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8: From the canon of the Saint: 4 from Ode 3; and 4 from Ode 6.

After the entrance: Troparia & Kontakia as in Appendix I, C.

Prokimenon, Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: Gal. 5:22-6:2 (213).

Alleluia, Tone 6.

Gospel: Luke 6:17-23a (24).

Communion Hymn: In everlasting remembrance.