The Holy Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils / St. Vladimir

6th Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 5


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Resurrection 3; Fathers 4 (Before the ages); Saint 3 (in word and deed); 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 & 3 readings for the Saint.

Litia: Fathers (O holy fathers); Saint (Today the memory); G: Saint (Come ye, let us all hasten); N: Theotokion in the Menaion (Christ the Lord, my Creator and Deliverer).

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; Saint (Thou wast like a merchant) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x1; Fathers (Most glorified art Thou); G: Saint; N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos; Magnification of the Saint: We magnify thee, O holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Grand Prince Vladimir, and we honor thy holy memory, for thou didst trample down the idols, and enlighten with baptism the whole Russian land; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Tone 5; all Sessional hymns of the Saint.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 5.

Matins Gospel 6, Luke 24:36-53 (§114).

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.

               Saint                                    4             Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles, Grand Prince Vladimir, pray to

God for us.

               Fathers (Both canons)        6             Holy God-bearing Fathers, pray to God for us.

               Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5.

               Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Like the Great Apostle Paul) and Ikos of the Saint; Sessional Hymn of the Fathers (Ye have been shown to the world); G: Saint (Ever keeping vigil in prayer); N: Theotokion (O pure Theotokos who knewest not wedlock).

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; Fathers (Celebrating the memory); G: Saint (With thy glorious grandmother Olga); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Resurrection 3; Fathers 2 (Having combined their spiritual skill); Saint 3 (O Lord, Thou gavest Thy Cross – with the Doxasticon (Thou didst receive) and the final two psalm verses: I have raised up one chosen out of My people. & With My holy oil have I anointed him); G: Fathers (The choir of the holy fathers); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal. After the dismissal:  G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.


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


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12, Octoechos: 4; Fathers: 4, from Ode 3; Saint: 4, from Ode 6.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 4: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers. & Tone 3: O chant unto our God, chant ye.

Epistle: Rom. 12:6-14 (§110); Heb. 13:7-16 (§334); Gal 1:11-19 (§200).

Alleluia, Tone 1 & Tone 6.

Gospel: Matt. 9:1-8 (§29); John 17:1-13 (§56); John 10:1-9 (§35 mid).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & In everlasting remembrance.

Resurrectional Dismissal.


After the Liturgy: A Moleben is sung to St. Vladimir, with a procession around the temple, where possible, and saying a few words about the importance of St. Vladimir, who enlightened the Russian Land with the light of the true Christian Faith. Where there are rivers or lakes, the lesser blessing of the waters is done in commemoration of the baptism of Rus’.