The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

5th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 4


Note: If the rector so directs, a Six-stichera service may be served for the Great Martyr Procopius. See ODS, 1C.


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 4; Icon 6 (As the all-beauteous palace); G: Icon (Come, let us rejoice); N: Sunday Dogmatic Theotokion in the tone of the week.

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King.

3 Readings for the Icon.

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple and the stichera of the Icon (As thine icon); G/N: Icon (To thee do all the generations of men offer).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G/N: Icon (O ye people).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Icon (O earnest helper) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Icon (O earnest helper).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Icon: It is meet to magnify thee, O Theotokos, more honorable than the cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Tone 4; all the Sessional hymns of the Icon.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 4.

Matins Gospel 5, Luke 24:12-35 (113).

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.

Icon (both canons) 8 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 4.

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (O ye people), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Icon (The divine apostles of the Word).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G/N: Icon (Let the all-hymned Mother of God be honored).

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Resurrection 4; Icon 4 (Let us glorify the joyous Theotokos with the doxasticon (Thy holy icon) and the final two psalm verses: I shall commemorate thy name in every generation and generation. & Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear); 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: Icon; Kontakion: Resurrection & Icon, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Icon 4, from Ode 3.

After the entrance: In a temple of the Lord or of the Theotokos: Troparion of the Resurrection; Icon; G: Kontakion of the Resurrection; N: Icon.

In a temple of a Saint: Troparion of the Resurrection; Icon; Temple; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Temple; N: Icon.

Prokimenon, Tone 4: How magnified are Thy works O Lord. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: Rom. 10:1-10 (103); Phil. 2:5-11 (240).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & Tone 8.

Gospel: Matt. 8:28-9:1 (28); Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28 (54).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens & I will take the cup of salvation.

Resurrectional Dismissal.