Commemoration of the Holy & Righteous Joseph the Betrothed,

David the King, & James the Brother of the Lord

Tone 5 / 29th Sunday after Pentecost


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 3; Feast 4 (Come let us rejoice in the Lord); Saints 3 (Let us all praise King David); G: Saints (Let us celebrate the memory); 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: Saints (Thy birthgiving); N: Feast (Today is the invisible Nature).

Troparia: Feast x2 (Thy nativity); Saints x1 (O Joseph, proclaim the wonders).


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Saints; 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 5.

Matins Gospel 8, John 20:11-18 (64).

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.

Feast (first canon) 3 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

Feast (second canon) 3 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

Saints 4 Holy Kinsmen of Christ, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5.

Katavasia: Christ is born.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Today the Virgin) and Ikos of the Feast; Sessional hymns of the Saints (Right fittingly let us hymn the righteous Joseph); G: Feast (The Virgin hath given birth); Feast (The choir of prophets doth divinely celebrate).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Today divine David is filled with gladness) and Ikos of the Saints.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection, G: Saints (Let us hymn David, the forefather of God); N: Feast (From on high our Savior).

Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Resurrection 4; Feast 4 (Be glad, O ye righteous with the last two psalm verses: From the womb before the morning star have I begotten Thee. The Lord hath sworn and will not repent. &

The Lord said unto my Lord: Sit Thou at My right hand); G: Feast (Blood and fire and clouds of smoke); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional dismissal. After the dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.


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


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12, Octoechos: 4; Feast: 4, Ode 3; Saints: 4, Ode 6.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 5: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us. & Tone 4: Wondrous is God in His saints.

Epistle: Gal. 1:11-19 (200).

Alleluia, Tone 5 & Tone 4.

Gospel: Matt. 2:13-23 (4).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain Magnify, O my soul, with the Irmos of the Ninth Ode, second canon (Better would it be for us to keep silence in fear).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens, & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

Resurrectional Dismissal.