St. Sergius of Radonezh


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 8: Saint 8 (When, before thy birth); G: Saint (Come, all ye faithful); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 4 (The Prophet David the tone of the previous Sunday).

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 (Come, ye who love the feasts of the Church); G: Saint (Come, ye multitude of monastics); N: Theotokion (O Theotokos, thou art the true vine).

Aposticha: Saint (O Lord, Thou hast granted to Thy Church); G: Saint (We honor thee); N: Theotokion, Tone 8 (O unwedded Virgin).

Troparia: Saint (From thy youth thou didst receive Christ) x2; O Theotokos and Virgin x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 8; Troparia: Saint x2; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden the tone of the previous Sunday).

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We bless thee, O venerable father Sergius, and we honor thy holy memory, O instructor of monks and converser with the angels. 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 (We all earnestly beseech thee); G/N: Theotokion (Incomprehensible and unattainable).

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

Prokimenon of the Saint, Tone 4: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Matins Gospel: Matt. 11:27-30 (43).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of venerable Sergius; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Saint (O venerable father, thou didst despise the beauty of the world). Save, O God, Thy people.

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

Saint 8 Venerable father Sergius, pray to God for us.

Irmos: O Thou Who wast born of a virgin.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Sessional Hymn of the Saint (With great abstinence); G/N: Theotokion (All of us, the generations of men).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Thy precious relics) and Ikos of the Saint.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Exapostilarion: Saint (Assembling today); G/N: Theotokion (O all-pure Virgin).

Praises, Tone 4: Saint 4 (As a greatly radiant star of Christ); G: Saint (Having assembled today); N: Theotokion (O Theotokos, thou art the true vine). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Saint; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden the tone of the previous Sunday). The two remaining Litanies, and the Dismissal. First hour.


Hours: Troparion: Saint; Kontakion: Saint.


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 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: Gal. 5:22-6:2 (213).

Alleluia, Tone 6.

Gospel: Luke 6:17-23 (24).

Communion Hymn: In everlasting remembrance.


*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.