New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 1, on 8: Martyr 8 (O divinely wise Elizabeth); G: Martyr (Thou didst offer thy blood to Christ); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 2 (The shadow of the law).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 5: O God, in Thy name save me.

3 Readings for the Martyr.

Litia: Temple and Martyr (O divinely wise Elizabeth); G: Martyr (Thy venerable martyr Elizabeth); N: Theotokion (Christ the Lord).

Aposticha: Martyr (O all-glorious wonder!); G: Martyr (We honor thee); N: Theotokion, Tone 8 (O unwedded Virgin).

Troparia: Martyr x2 (Causing meekness); O Theotokos and Virgin x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Martyr x2; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Martyr.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Martyr: We magnify thee, O venerable passion-bearer Elizabeth, and we honor thy venerable sufferings, which thou didst endure for Christ. Psalm verse: Our God is refuge and strength; a helper in afflictions which mightily befall us.

Sessional hymns of the Martyr (Having buried all the uprisings of the passions); G/N: Theotokion (Unto the path of repentance).

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

Prokimenon of the Martyr, Tone 4: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel.

Matins Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 (62).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the venerable-martyr Elizabeth; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Martyr (Great faith and wondrous love); Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon: Theotokos 6 Most holy Theotokos, save us.

(from the Supplicatory canon of the Theotokos: Distressed by many temptations)

Martyr (2 Canons) 8 Venerable-martyr Elizabeth, pray to God for us.

Irmos: Having passed through the water as on dry land.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Sessional Hymn of the Martyr (O passion-bearer); G/N: Theotokion (When I must needs stand).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Taking up the Cross of Christ) and Ikos of the Martyr.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Exapostilarion: Martyr (Strengthened by the Cross of thy Lord) x2; G/N: Theotokion (The divinely wise virgins).

Praises, Tone 8: Martyr 4 (Making thyself steadfast); G: Martyr (Assembling today); N: Theotokion (Without seed didst thou conceive). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Martyr; G/N: Theotokion (The mystery hidden from before the ages). The two remaining Litanies, and the usual dismissal of the day. First hour.


The Hours: Troparion: Martyr; Kontakion: Martyr.


The Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8: From the canon of the Martyr, 4 from Ode 3 of the First Canon; and 4 from Ode 6 of the Second Canon.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 7: For Thy sake, O Lord, are we slain all the day long.

Epistle: Romans 8:28-39 (99).

Alleluia, Tone 1.

Gospel: John 15:17-16:2 (52).

Communion Hymn: In everlasting remembrance.