Martyr Agatha of Palermo / Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord

37th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 4


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 4; Feast: 3 (Let us now celebrate); Martyr 3 (Thou didst preserve thy body uncorrupted); G: Feast (He Who is borne upon the cherubim); 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 (Him to Whom the ministers on high pray).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin. x2; Feast (Rejoice, thou who art full of grace) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Martyr (Thy ewe-lamb Agatha); N: Feast.

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos,

Polyeleos; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 4.

Matins Gospel 4, Luke 24:1-12 (§112).

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              Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

                Martyr                                    4              Holy Martyr Agatha, pray to God for us.

                Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 4.

                Katavasia: The Sun once shone with its rays.  


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Thou Who didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb by Thy birth) and Ikos of the Feast; Kontakion of the Martyr (Let the Church be adorned); and Sessional hymn of the Martyr (Adorned with the glory of the Faith); G/N: Feast (Rejoicing, the Sacred Symeon).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Martyr (For the sake of Christ); N: Feast (Set by the Spirit in the sanctuary).

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Octoechos 4; Feast 4 (Holding the Master in his arms – from the Matins Aposticha, with the Doxasticon (Rejoice, O thou who received) and the Psalm verses); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou.  After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.


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


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

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 4: How magnified are Thy works O Lord. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: I Tim. 4:9-15 (§285 mid).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & Tone 8 (Sunday & Feast).

Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 (§94).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain Magnify, O my soul, with the Irmos of the Ninth Ode (Thy birthgiving was undefiled).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.