Lazarus Saturday

 

Vespers with the Liturgy of the Presanctified: Kathisma 18.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 8, on 10: Idiomelon of the Triodion x2 (Having completed the forty days); Martyricon 1 (O martyrs of the Lord); Lazarus: 7 (O Lord, wishing to see the tomb); G: Standing before the Tomb; N: Having completed the forty days.

Entrance, O Gladsome Light. Prokimenon, Tone 6: Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who hath made heaven and the earth. Reading (Gen. 49:33 50:26). Prokimenon, Tone 4: They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion; nevermore shall he be shaken. Reading (Prov. 31:8-32) .

Let my prayer arise, and the rest of the Liturgy of the Presanctified

 

If the Presanctified Liturgy is not served: Kathisma 18.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 6: Lazarus: 6 (O Lord, wishing to see the tomb); G/N: Having completed the forty days that bring profit to our soul, let us cry. [It should be noted that the stichera in the Triodion are arranged for the Presanctified, and so stichera are shifted around if vespers is served without the Presanctified]

There is no Entrance; O Gladsome Light. Prokimenon, Tone 6: Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who hath made heaven and the earth. Reading (Gen. 49:33 50:26). Prokimenon, Tone 4: They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion; nevermore shall he be shaken. Reading (Prov. 31:8-32). Vouchsafe, O Lord. Litany, Let us complete.

Aposticha: Idiomelon of the Triodion x2 (Having completed the forty days that bring profit to our soul, we beseech Thee); and the Martyricon (O martyrs of the Lord) with the usual verses from the Horologion (Unto Thee have I lifted up mine eyes & Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, for greatly are we filled with abasement); G/N: (Standing before the Tomb) from the Doxasticon at Lord I have cried.

Now lettest Thou Thy servant. Troparia: In confirming the common resurrection. Litany: Have mercy on us, O God. Then the priest says the prayer of St. Ephrem with 3 prostrations. O All-Holy Trinity. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Psalm 33. Priest: Wisdom. Choir: It is truly meet to bless thee, the Theotokos, ever-blessed and most blameless, and mother of our God. Priest: O most holy Theotokos, save us. Choir: More honorable. Priest: Glory to Thee, O Christ God, our hope, glory to Thee. Choir: G/N; Lord, have mercy x3; Father (Master) bless. Then the Dismissal.

 

Great Compline: After the first Trisagion: Troparion: In confirming the common resurrection. After the second Trisagion: Have mercy on us, O Lord (In the Horologion). After the Doxology: The Canon in the Triodion. After the Trisagion: Kontakion: Christ, the joy of all. The lesser Dismissal is used

 

Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 1; Troparia: Lazarus Saturday x2; G/N: Lazarus Saturday.

After the first Kathisma (Kathisma 16): Small Litany; Sessional Hymn from the Triodion x2 (Taking pity)

After the second Kathisma (Kathisma 17): Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed), as on Sundays, with the usual censing of the whole temple.

Small Litany and the sessional hymn: O Fountain of Wisdom.

Having beheld the Resurrection; Psalm 50. The prayer, Save, O God, Thy people, is not said

 

Canon: Odes 1-5:

Triodion (2 canons) 14 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

Odes 6-9

Four-Canticle Canons 12 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

Irmos: Let us sing a song of triumph.

Katavasia: Having crossed the water as though it were dry land.

 

After Ode 3, Sessional hymns of Lazarus Saturday: (The sisters of Lazarus; G/N: Foreknowing all things)

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Christ, the Joy of all, the Truth, the Light) and Ikos of Lazarus Saturday

At Ode 9, we do not sing More Honorable, We instead chant the Ninth ode immediately.

 

Holy is the Lord x3, in 1st Tone

Exapostilaria: At Thy word. x2; G/N: Through Lazarus, O death.

Praises: Lazarus 8 (O Christ, who art the Resurrection); G: Lazarus (A great and marvelous wonder); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology: Troparion: In confirming the common resurrection; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.

 

Hours: Troparion: Lazarus; Kontakion: Lazarus

 

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Beatitudes on 8: 4 from Ode 3, 1st Canon; 4 from Ode 6, 2nd Canon of the Triodion

At the entrance: O come let us worship and fall down before Christ. O Son of God, Who rose from the dead, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia; Troparion of the Feast; G/N: Kontakion of the Feast.

Instead of the Trisagion: As many as have been baptized into Christ.

Prokimenon, Tone 3: The Lord is my light and my savior; whom then shall I fear?

Epistle: Heb. 12:28-13:8 (333 mid.).

Alleluia, Tone 5.

Gospel: John 11:1-45 (39).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the Irmos of the first canon of the 9th Ode (With all peoples let us honor and glorify the pure Theotokos).

Communion Hymn: Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast Thou perfected praise.

Resurrectional Dismissal