Ss. Peter and Paul


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 2, on 8: Apostles 8 (With what wreaths of praise); G: Apostle Peter (By His thrice-repeated question); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 4 (The Prophet David).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 1: Thy mercy, O Lord, shall pursue me.

3 Readings for the Apostles.

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

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

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


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

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Apostles.

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. Psalm verse: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands.

Sessional hymns of the Apostles (Let us praise Peter and the all-wise Paul); G/N: Theotokion (As the most immaculate Bride).

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

Prokimenon of the Apostles, Tone 4: Their sound hath gone forth.

Matins Gospel: John 21:15-25 (67).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the apostles Peter and Paul; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God. Sticheron of the Apostles in the Menaion (With hymns of praise). Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon: St. Peter 8 Holy Apostle Peter, pray to God for us.

St. Paul 6 Holy Apostle Paul, pray to God for us.


Irmos: There is none like unto Thee, O all-glorious Lord. (the Irmos of the first canon is sung twice, the Irmos of the second canon is omitted).

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Hypakoe of the Apostles (What dungeon held thee not prisoner).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord) and Ikos of the Apostles.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Exapostilarion: Apostles (Let us all hymn the foremost among the apostles); G/N: Theotokion (O divinely joyous Maiden).

Praises, Tone 4: Apostles 4 (When the Savior); G: Apostles (The most honored feast of the apostles); N: Theotokion (O Theotokos, thou art the true vine). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Apostles; G/N: Theotokion (The mystery hidden). The two remaining Litanies, and the usual Dismissal of the day. First hour.


Hours: Troparion: Apostles; Kontakion: Apostles


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8: From the canon of the Apostle Peter, 4 from Ode 3; and from the canon of the Apostle Paul 4 from Ode 6.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 8: Their sound hath gone forth.

Epistle: II Cor. 11:21-12:9 (193).

Alleluia, Tone 1.

Gospel: Matt. 16:13-19 (67).

Communion Hymn: Their sound hath gone forth.