The Forefeast of the Theophany / Synaxis of the 70 Apostles

32nd Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 7


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 7, on 10: Octoechos 4; Forefeast (Why dost Thou incline – from Vespers Aposticha) 3; Apostles 3 (O ye faithful); G: Forefeast (Splendid hath the past feast been); 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 the Truth cometh).

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


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 7; Troparia: Resurrection 2; G: Apostles (O holy apostles); N: Forefeast.

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos,

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

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascent, and Prokimenon in tone of the week.

Gospel 10, John 21:1-14 (§66).

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.

               Apostles                              4             Holy apostles, pray to God for us.

               Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 7.

               Katavasia, The Lord mighty in battle.


After Ode 3, Kontakia & Ikoi of the Forefeast (In the streams of the Jordan) and of the Apostles (In hymns, O ye faithful); Sessional hymn of the Apostles (O unshakable pillars); G/N: Forefeast (Jesus, having been born) .

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Apostles (O all-praised apostles); N: Forefeast (Make ready, O Zebulon).

Praises, Tone 7, on 8: Resurrection 4; Forefeast (Christ is come to Jordan’s streams – with the Doxasticon, That the Father’s good pleasure, and final two psalm verses: Therefore will I remember Thee from the land of Jordan and Hermoniem. & The waters saw Thee, O God, the waters saw Thee and were afraid); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.


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


Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom:  Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos 4; Forefeast 4, from Ode 3; Apostles 4, from Ode 6.

               After entrance in a temple of the Lord, Troparia: Resurrection, Forefeast, and apostles; Kontakia: Resurrection; G Apostles; N Forefeast.

               In a temple of the Theotokos, Troparia: Resurrection, Forefeast, Temple, Apostles; Kontakia: Resurrection, Forefeast, G Apostles; N Temple.

               In a temple of a saint, Troparia: Resurrection, Forefeast, Temple, Apostles; Kontakia: Resurrection, Temple, G Apostles; N Forefeast.

Prokimenon: Sunday before Theophany, Tone 6: Save, O Lord, Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance. And of the apostles, Tone 8, Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Epistle: II Tim. 4:5-8 (§298); Rom. 8:8-14 (§96 (mid)).

Alleluia, Tone 8 & Tone 1.

Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 (§1); Luke 10:1-15 (§50).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord from the heavens. & Their sound hath gone forth. Resurrectional Dismissal.