The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers
28th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 3
Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 3, on 10: Resurrection 6; Forefathers 4 (Celebrating the memory of the forefathers today); G: Forefathers (O ye faithful); 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: Forefathers (Come, ye lovers of the feasts of the Church); N: Theotokion (Through the divine Spirit).
Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Forefathers (By faith Thou didst justify the Forefathers) x1.
Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 3; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Forefathers.
After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.
Polyeleos; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).
Hypakoe, Tone 3; Sessional Hymn of the Forefathers (With hymns let us all praise Abraham, Isaac and Jacob); G/N: Theotokion (Like the widow who gave two mites as an offering).
Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 3.
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.
Three Youths 4 Holy Three Youths, pray to God for us.
Forefathers 6 Holy Forefathers, pray to God for us.
Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 3.
After Ode 3, Hypakoe of the Forefathers (The fire was transformed into dew for the children).
After Ode 6, Kontakion (A hand-wrought image ye would not worship) and Ikos of the Forefathers.
At Ode 9, More Honorable.
Holy is the Lord, our God.
Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Forefathers (Let us praise Adam, Abel, Seth and Enos); N: Theotokion in the Menaion (The great Sun, the Creator).
Praises, Tone 3, on 8: Resurrection 4; Forefathers 4 (Let us all now celebrate – with the Psalm verses in the Menaion); G: Forefathers (Come ye all, let us faithfully celebrate); 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: Forefathers; Kontakion: Forefathers.
Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10, Octoechos 6; Forefathers 4, Ode 3.
After the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection; Forefathers; G/N: Kontakion of the Forefathers.
Prokimenon, The song of the fathers, Tone 4: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Epistle: Col. 3:4-11 (§257).
Alleluia, Tone 4.
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24 (§76).
Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.