St. Theophan the Recluse / 31st Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 6


Note: If the rector so directs, a simple service may be served for St. Gregory of Nyssa. See ODS, 1F1.


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Octoechos 3; Feast: 3 (The Forerunner, beholding our Enlightener); Hierarch 4 (Come, O ye faithful); G: Hierarch (O divinely wise father); 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 Hierarch.

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple and stichera of the Hierarch (O all-blessed Theophan); G: Hierarch (Today is the Monastery of Vyshensk); N: Feast (Today creation is enlightened).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Hierarch (O all-blessed father Theophan); N: Feast (Beholding the Sun).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Hierarch (O guide of Orthodoxy) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Hierarch; N: Feast (When Thou, wast baptized in the Jordan).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Hierarch: We magnify thee, O Holy Hierarch father Theophan, 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 Hierarch. 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.

Feast (first canon) 4 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

Hierarch 6 Holy hierarch father Theophan, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 6. Katavasia: The Lord mighty in battle.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Thou hast appeared today) and Ikos of the Feast; Kontakion (O holy hierarch Theophan) and Ikos of the Hierarch; and Sessional hymn of the Hierarch (Thy life was glorious); G/N: Feast (When Jesus had been born of the Virgin Mary).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Hierarch (Rejoicing, with hymns); N: Feast (The Savior appeared).

Praises, Tone 6, on 8: Octoechos 4; Hierarch 4 (Thy God-pleasing life including the doxasticon (O wise preacher of piety), and the final two psalm verses: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. & Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Feast & Hierarch, alternating; Kontakion: Resurrection, Feast & Hierarch, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos: 4; Feast: 4, from Ode 5; Hierarch: 4, Ode 6.

After entrance, in a temple of the Lord or of a saint, Troparion of the Resurrection, Feast, and Hierarch; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Hierarch; N: Feast.

In a temple of the Theotokos, Troparion of the Resurrection, Feast, Temple; and Hierarch; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Feast; G: Hierarch; N: Temple.

Prokimenon, Tone 1: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us; & Tone 1: My mouth shall speak wisdom.

Epistle: Eph. 4:7-13 (224 mid); Heb. 7:26-8:2 (318).

Alleluia, Tone 5 & Tone 2.

Gospel: Matt. 4:12-17 (8); John 10:9-16 (36).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain Magnify, O my soul, with the Irmos of the Ninth Ode, second canon (Every tongue is at a loss to praise thee as is due).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & In everlasting remembrance. Resurrectional Dismissal.