The Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils

7th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 6


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Resurrection 4; Fathers 6 (Before the ages); G: Fathers (Let us praise today the mystic clarions of the Spirit); N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King.

3 Readings for the Fathers.

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Fathers (This day let us, the assemblies of the Orthodox); N: Theotokion (Mercifully regard the supplications of thy servants).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Fathers (Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Fathers; N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 8 (O Good One).

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 6.

Matins Gospel 7, John 20:1-10 (63).

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.

Fathers 8 Holy God-bearing Fathers, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 6.

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection; Sessional Hymn of the Fathers (Ye have been shown to the world); G/N: Theotokion (By thy divine birthgiving).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (The preaching of the apostles) and Ikos of the Fathers.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Fathers (Celebrating the memory of the divine fathers today); N: Theotokion in the Menaion (Rejoice, palace of God).

Praises, Tone 6, on 8: Resurrection 4; Fathers 4 (Having combined their spiritual skill with the psalm verses in the Menaion); G: Fathers (The choir of the holy fathers); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal. After the dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; First Hour.


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


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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 6: Save, O Lord, Thy people. & Tone 4: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers.

Epistle: Rom. 15:1-17 (116); Heb. 13:7-16 (334).

Alleluia, Tone 6 & Tone 1.

Gospel: Matt. 9:27-35 (33); John 17:1-13 (56).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.