St. Juliana of Lazarevo / Forefeast of Theophany


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 4, on 8: Forefeast: 3 (With piety, let us sound forth); Saint 5 (O Lord, even though Juliana); G: Saint (Let every tongue); N: Forefeast (Christ the truth cometh to the Jordan).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 7: O God, my helper art Thou. 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: Forefeast (Splendid was the feast); G: Saint (Let Juliana, the dove of Christ); N: Forefeast (Come, all ye faithful) [If the temple is dedicated to St. Juliana, all of the stichera of the Aposticha are for St. Juliana, except at Both now…, which is of the forefeast].

Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart; Trisagion to Our Father; Troparia: Saint (Shining forth with grace divine) x2; Forefeast (Make ready, O Zebulun) 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, the litany of peace. God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Forefeast x2; G: Saint; N Forefeast.

Kathismas 7 and 8. After each Kathisma: Sessional hymn of the Saint; G/N Forefeast.

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. Psalm verse: With patience I waited patiently for the Lord, and He was attentive unto me, and He hearkened unto my supplication.

Sessional hymn of the Saint (The all-good God); G/N Forefeast (In His goodness).

Hymns of Ascents, First Antiphon, Tone 4: From my youth.

Prokimenon of the Saint, Tone 4: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

Matins Gospel: Matt. 25: 1-13 (§104).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of St. Seraphim; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Saint in the Menaion (We have thee as a right-pleasing mediator and intercessor). Save, O God, Thy people.


Canon:   Forefeast                                            6             Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

               St. Seraphim (Both canons)             8             Holy Righteous Juliana, pray to God for us.

               Irmos: Let us chant unto the Lord.

               Katavasia of Theophany: The Lord mighty in battle.


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

After Ode 6, Kontakion (All of us amid misfortune) and Ikos of the Saint.

At Ode 9, More Honorable. 


Exapostilarion: Forefeast (The voice of one crying out); G: Saint (The light of Christ); N: Forefeast (How can the river’s streams receive [see the service to St. Sylvester (also January 2nd) in the English Menaion]).

Praises, Tone 6, on 6: Stichera: Forefeast 3 (O hosts of angels); Saint 3 (Through fasting and prayer); G: Saint (O venerable mother); N: Forefeast: (O Forerunner John, who knewest Me). After the Great Doxology, the Troparion of the Saint; G/N Forefeast; the two remaining Litanies and the usual Dismissal of the day; First Hour


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


Liturgy: 8 Beatitudes verses: From the canon of the Forefeast: 4 from Ode 3; and of the Saint: 4 from Ode 6.

At the entrance: In a Temple dedicated to a feast of the Lord or of a Saint: Troparion of the Forefeast; Troparion of the Saint; G: Kontakion of the Saint; N: Kontakion of the Feast. 

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

Prokimenon, Tone 4: Wondrous is God in His saints.

Epistle: Gal. 3:23-29 (§208).

Alleluia, Tone 1.

Gospel: Mark 5: 24-6: 1 (§21).

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

Dismissal: Usual Dismissal of the day