The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

29th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 4


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, 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 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Forefathers.

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

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

Hypakoe, Tone 4; 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 4.

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.

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 4.

Katavasia: Christ is born.


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 4, 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: Having risen; 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.

Resurrectional Dismissal.