St. Jonah, Metropolitan of Moscow and Wonderworker of All Russia

3rd Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 2


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 2, on 10: Octoechos 6; Hierarch 4 (When the divine calling came upon thee); G: Hierarch (The divine shrine of thy relics); 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: Hierarch (When with God’s aid); N: Theotokion, Tone 4 (Mercifully regard the supplications).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 2; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Hierarch (Having dedicated thyself); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Hierarch: We magnify thee, O holy hierarch father Jonah, and we honor thy holy memory, for thou dost pray for us to Christ our God; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Tone 2; all the Sessional hymns of the Saint.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 2.

Matins Gospel 3, Mark 16:9-20 (§71).

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.

               Cross & Resurrection        2             Glory, O Lord, to Thy precious Cross and Resurrection

               Theotokos                           2             O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

               Hierarch                              6             Holy hierarch father Jonah, pray to God for us.

               Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 2.

               Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (From childhood), Ikos, and Sessional hymn of Hierarch (Thy life hath been shown to all); G/N: Theotokion (We hymn thee, O Bride divine).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Hierarch (As a namesake of chastity); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 2, on 8: Resurrection 4; Hierarch 4 (Having exercised thyself in temperance – including the doxasticon (Thou wast a most excellent servant), and the final two psalm verses: My mouth shall speak wisdom and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. & Hear this, all ye nations; give ear, all ye that inhabit the earth); 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: Hierarch; Kontakion: Resurrection and Hierarch, alternating.


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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 2: The Lord is my strength and my song. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: Rom. 5:1-10 (§88); Heb. 7:26-8:2 (§335).

Alleluia, Tone 2 (Octoechos & Hierarch)

Gospel: Matt. 6:22-33 (§18); John 10:9-16 (§36).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & In everlasting remembrance.

Resurrectional Dismissal.