Prophet Malachi, Forefeast of Theophany

30th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 5


Note: The service to the Martyr Gordius is transferred to Small Compline.


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 4; Forefeast: 3 (Behold the enlightenment of the faithful from the vespers aposticha); Prophet 3 (Beholding the sayings); G: Forefeast (O all-glorious wonder); 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/N: Forefeast (Christ our God cometh to the River Jordan).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Forefeast (Make ready, O Zebulun) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Forefeast (Make ready, O Zebulun).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos

Blessed are the blameless; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 5.

Matins Gospel 8, John 20:11-18 (64).

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.

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

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

Prophet 4 Holy prophet of God Malachi, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5.

Katavasia: The Lord mighty in battle.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (In the streams of the Jordan) and Ikos of the Forefeast; Kontakion (Enriched by the gift of prophecy) of the Prophet; and Sessional hymn of the Prophet (Enriched by the grace of prophecy); G/N: Forefeast (The choir of the prophets rejoiceth).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G/N: Forefeast (Leaving Bethlehem).

Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Octoechos 4; Forefeast 4 (The Master, Who hath heaven for His Throne with the Doxasticon (A star hath shone forth from Jacob) and its psalm verses); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; First Hour.


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


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Forefeast: 4, from Ode 3.

After entrance, in a temple of the Lord: Troparion of the Resurrection, Forefeast; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Prophet; N: Forefeast.

In a temple of the Theotokos: Troparion of the Resurrection, Forefeast, Temple; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Forefeast; G: Prophet; N: Temple.

In a temple of the Saint: Troparion of the Resurrection, Forefeast; Temple; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Saint; G: Prophet; N: Forefeast.

Prokimenon Tone 6, Save, O Lord, Thy people.

Epistle: II Tim. 4:5-8 (298).

Alleluia, Tone 8.

Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 (1).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens.

Resurrectional Dismissal: May Christ our True God, Who arose from the dead.