Ss. Peter and Paul

5th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 4


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 4; Apostles 6 (With what wreaths of praise); G: Apostle Peter (By His thrice-repeated question); 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 Apostles.

Litia: Stichera of the Apostles (Come, ye assemblies of the faithful); G: Apostles (As the Wisdom of God); N: Theotokion (We bless thee, O Virgin).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Apostles (A joyous feast hath shone forth); N: Theotokion, Tone 6 (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Apostles (O foremost of the Apostles) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Apostles (With the apostles); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Apostles: We magnify you, O apostles of Christ, Peter and Paul; by your teaching the whole world hath been enlightened, and all the ends of it brought unto Christ; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe of the Tone; all the Sessional hymns of the Apostles.

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.

St. Peter 4 Holy Apostle Peter, pray to God for us.

St. Paul 4 Holy Apostle Paul, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 4.

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord), Ikos, and Hypakoe of the Apostles (What dungeon held thee not prisoner).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  


Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Apostles (Let us all hymn the foremost among the apostles); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Resurrection 4; Apostles 4 (When the Savior with the doxasticon (The most honored feast of the apostles) and the final two psalm verses: Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. & The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands); 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: Apostles; Kontakion: Apostles & Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos: 4; St. Peter: 4, from Ode 3; St. Paul: 4, from Ode 6.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 4: How magnified are Thy works O Lord. & Tone 8: Their sound hath gone forth.

Epistle: Rom. 10:1-10 (103); II Cor. 11:21-12:9 (193).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & Tone 1.

Gospel: Matt. 8:28-9:1 (28); Matt. 16:13-19 (67).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens & Their sound hath gone forth.

Resurrectional Dismissal.