St. Juliana of Lazarevo / Forefeast of Theophany

31st Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 6


Great Vespers: Glory to the holy, and consubstantial, and life-creating, and indivisible Trinity.

Psalm 103; Great Litany; Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Octoechos 3; Forefeast: 3 (With piety, let us sound forth); Saint 4 (O Lord, even though Juliana); G: Saint (Let every tongue); N: Sunday Dogmatic Theotokion 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.

Litany: Let us all say; Vouchsafe, O Lord; Litany: Let us complete our evening prayer. 

Litia: Temple and Saint (O blessed and righteous Juliana); G: Saint (O blessed and righteous Juliana); N: Forefeast (O Forerunner John – from the Matins stichera at the Praises).

The usual litany of the Litia: Save, O God, Thy people; and the prayer: O Master plenteous in mercy.

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Saint (Let Juliana, the dove of Christ); N: Forefeast (Come, all ye faithful).

Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart; Trisagion to Our Father; Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Saint (Shining forth with grace divine) x1.

Prayer for the blessing of the loaves; Blessed be the name of the Lord, x3; Psalm 33: I will bless the Lord at all times; to …but they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good thing; Priest: The blessing of the Lord; Choir: Amen; And the reader begins the Six Psalms.


Matins: After the Six Psalms: Great Litany.

God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Saint; N Forefeast (Make ready, O Zebulun).

Kathismas 2 and 3. After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We magnify thee, O holy and righteous Juliana, and we honor thy holy memory; for thou dost pray for us to Christ our God; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

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

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 6.

Matins Gospel 9, John 20:19-31 (§65).

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.

Forefeast                                            4             Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

               St. Juliana                                          6             Holy Righteous Juliana, pray to God for us.

               Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 6.

               Katavasia of Theophany: The Lord mighty in battle.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (In the streams of the Jordan) & Ikos of the Forefeast; Kontakion (All of us amid misfortune), Ikos, and Sessional Hymn of the Saint (Adorned with fasting); G/N: Forefeast (O invisible God).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable. 


Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Saint (The light of Christ); N: Forefeast (The voice of one crying out).

Praises, Tone 6, on 8: Resurrection 4; Saint 4 (Through fasting and prayer – with the doxasticon (O venerable mother) and the final two psalm verses: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel. & In congregations bless ye God, the Lord from the wellsprings of Israel); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal: May Christ our True God, Who arose from the dead; First Hour.


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


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos 4; from the canon of the Forefeast: 4 from Ode 3; and of the Saint: 4 from Ode 6.

At the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection; Forefeast; Saint; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Saint; N: Feast. 

But if the Temple is dedicated to a feast of the Theotokos, Troparion of the Resurrection; Forefeast; Temple; Saint; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Forefeast; G: Saint; N: Temple.

Prokimenon Tone 6, Save, O Lord, Thy people. & Tone 4: Wondrous is God in His saints.

Epistle: II Tim. 4:5-8 (§298); Col. 3:12-16 (§258); Gal. 3:23-29 (§208).

Alleluia, Tone 8 & Tone 1.

Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 (§1); Luke 18:35-43 (§93); Mark 5:24-5:34 (§21).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.