St. Xenia of St. Petersburg


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 8, on 8: Saint 8 (O blessed Xenia, loving the heavenly homeland); G: Saint (Let us praise today); N: Dogmatic Theotokion in the Tone of the Week (Let us hymn the Virgin Mary).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 7: O God, my helper art Thou.

3 Readings for the Saint.

Litia: Temple and Saint.

Aposticha: Saint (Hasten to our aid, O righteous Xenia); G: Saint (Thou didst show thyself to be a new Andrew); N: Theotokion in the Menaion (Having recourse unto thy protection).

Troparia: Saint (Spurning the vanity of this earthly world) x2; O Theotokos and Virgin x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Saint (Spurning the vanity of this earthly world) x2; G/N: Theotokion in the tone of the week (When Gabriel announced).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Saint.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We bless thee, O holy and blessed Xenia, 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 hymns of the Saint (Open Thou our mouths, O Savior); G/N: Theotokion (Not in wisdom, nor in power).

Hymns of Ascents, 1st Antiphon, Tone 4: From my youth.

Prokimenon of the Saint, Tone 4: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him.

Matins Gospel: Luke 15:1-10 (78).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the holy hierarchs Basil the Great, Gregory the theologian, and John Chrysostom; N: Through the prayers of the holy blessed Xenia; Have mercy on me, O God. Sticheron of the Saint in the Menaion (Of thine own will thou didst choose). Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon: Theotokos* 6 Most holy Theotokos, save us.

Saint 8 Holy Three Hierarchs of Christ, pray to God for us.

Irmos: Thy victorious right arm hath in godly manner been glorified in strength.

Katavasia of the Presentation: The Sun once shone with its rays


After Ode 3, Sessional Hymns of the Saint (When making thy supplications secretly); Theotokion (O intercessor and ready helper).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Abiding on earth like a stranger) and Ikos of the Saint.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Exapostilarion: Saint (O house of my Father); G/N: Theotokion (O Mistress, thou portal of heaven).

Praises, Tone 8: Saint 4 (We have mindlessly turned away from Christ); G: Saint (Setting aside all earthly care); N: Theotokion (Surpassing all in the beauty of thine immaculate virginity). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Saint; G/N: Theotokion in the tone of the week (When Gabriel announced). The two remaining Litanies, and the usual Dismissal of the day. First hour.


*from the canon of the Theotokos from Matins of the Previous Sunday. But In a temple dedicated to the Lord or the Theotokos, 6 from the canon of the temple, with its Irmos.


Hours: Troparion: Saint; Kontakion: Saint


The Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8: From the canon of the Saint, 4 from Ode 3; and 4 from Ode 6.

After the entrance: Troparia & Kontakia as in Appendix I, C.

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

Epistle: Gal. 3:23-29 (208).

Alleluia, Tone 1.

Gospel: Matt. 25:1-13 (104).

Communion Hymn: In everlasting remembrance.