The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers / St.
28th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 3
Vespers: Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 3, on 10: Octoechos 3; Forefathers 4 (Celebrating the memory); Saint 3 (Leap up, ye waters of Valaam); 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.
3 readings for the Saint.
Litia: Temple; Saint (O ascetic of New Valaam); G: Forefathers (The prophets of great renown); N: Theotokion in the Menaion (Behold the prophecy of Isaiah hath been fulfilled).
Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Saint (O venerable father); N: Forefathers (Come ye who love the feasts of the Church).
Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Forefathers (By faith Thou didst justify the Forefathers).
Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 3; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Saint; N: Forefathers.
After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.
Polyeleos; Magnification of the Saint: We bless thee, O venerable father Herman, and we honor thy holy memory, thou instructor of monks and converser with angels; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).
Hypakoe of the Tone; all Sessional Hymns of the Saint; G: Saint (In a fragile ship); N: Forefathers (With hymns let us praise).
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.
Saint (w/o Theotokion) 3 Venerable father Herman, pray to God for us.
Three Youths* 3 Holy Three Youths, pray to God for us.
Forefathers 4 Holy Forefathers, pray to God for us.
Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 3.
After Ode 3, Kontakion (O beloved of the Mother of God) Ikos, and Sessional Hymn of the Saint (The day of thy commemoration); G/N: Hypakoe of the Forefathers (The fire was transformed into dew).
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; Forefathers (Let us praise); G: Saint (O Lord, Bestower of life); N: Theotokion of the Forefathers (The great Sun, the Creator).
Praises, Tone 3, on 8: Octoechos 3; Forefathers 2 (Let us all now celebrate); Saint 3 (From this day and from this very hour – with the doxasticon (Thou didst wondrously ascend the ladder) and the final two psalm verses: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. & Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he greatly delight); G: Fathers (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 Sunday Dismissal. After the dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.
*First two Troparia combined as one, then the third, and then the Theotokion.
Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Forefathers & Saint, alternating; Kontakion: Forefathers & Saint, alternating.
Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12, Octoechos 4; Forefathers 4, from Ode 3; Saint 4, from Ode 6.
After the entrance: Troparia of the Resurrection, Forefathers, Saint; G: Kontakion of the Saint; N: Kontakion of the Forefathers.
Prokimenon, Tone 4: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.
Epistle: Col. 3:4-11 (§257); Gal. 5:22-6:2 (§213).
Alleluia, Tone 4 & Tone 8.
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24 (§76); Luke 6:17-23a (§24).
Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.