Venerable Theodosius the Great / Afterfeast of Theophany

33rd Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 8


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 8, on 10: Octoechos 3; Feast: 3 (Having humbled Himself – from the Vespers Aposticha); Saint 4 (O venerable father – with the Doxasticon (O venerable father, the river’s streams); G: Feast (Thou didst bow Thy head); 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 Saint.

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Saint (Multitudes of monks); N: Feast (The angelic armies were stricken).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Feast (When Thou, wast baptized in the Jordan) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 8; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Saint; N: Feast.

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos,

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We bless thee, O venerable father Theodosius, and we honor thy holy memory, instructor of monks and converser with angels; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascent, and Prokimenon, Tone 8.

Gospel 11, John 21:15-25 (§67).

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.

               Feast (2nd Canon)              4             Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

               Saint                                    4             Venerable father Theodosius, pray to God for us.

               Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 8.

               Katavasia: The Lord mighty in battles.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Thou hast appeared today) and Ikos of the Feast; Kontakion (Planted in the courts of thy Lord) and Ikos of the Saint; and Sessional hymn of the Saint (Having adorned thy soul in godly manner); G/N: Feast (Jordan ministereth to Thee with its streams).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Saint (We have been purified splendidly); N: Feast (The Savior, Who is grace and truth).

Praises, Tone 8, on 8: Octoechos 4; Saint 4 (Having made of thyself a house of exalted virtues – including the Doxasticon (The ladder of the virtues), and the final two psalm verses: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. & What shall I render unto the Lord for all that He hath rendered unto me?); 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 & Saint, alternating; Kontakion: Resurrection, Feast & Saint, alternating.


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

After entrance: in a temple of the Lord, Troparion of the Resurrection, Feast, and Saint; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Martyr; N: Feast.

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

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

Prokimenon (Sunday after Theophany) Tone 1: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: Eph. 4:7-13 (§224 mid); II Cor. 4:6-15 (§176).

Alleluia, Tone 5 & Tone 6.

Gospel: Matt. 4:12-17 (§8); Matt. 11:27-30 (§43).

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.