The Sunday of Orthodoxy

Tone 5 / First Sunday of Lent


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 6; Triodion 4 (The prophets, inspired by Thy Spirit); G: Triodion (The grace of truth); N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

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

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Triodion (Advancing from ungodliness to the true faith); N: Theotokion, Tone 2: (O new wonder).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; We venerate Thine Immaculate Icon x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2, G: We venerate Thine Immaculate Icon; N: Resurrectional Theotokion Tone 2 (All of thy most glorious mysteries).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Blessed are the blameless; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 5.

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

Having beheld the Resurrection; Psalm 50; G: The doors of repentance; N: Guide me in the paths of salvation; Have mercy on me, O God; When I think of the multitude of evil things I have done. Save, O God, Thy people.


Canon: Resurrection 4 Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord.

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

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Triodion 6 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

Irmos of the Resurrectional canon, Tone 5.

Katavasia: Israel in Ancient times (in the Triodion).


After Ode 3, Sessional hymn of the Triodion (Depicting Thy divine form in icons); G: Triodion (The heavenly Zion); N: Theotokion (With love, O honored Virgin).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (The uncircumscribable Word) and Ikos of the Triodion.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Triodion (Leap for joy and clap your hands); N: Theotokion in the Triodion (The swords of hostile heresy now have failed).

Praises, Tone 5, on 9: Octoechos 5, Triodion 4 (sticheron: O Lord Who lovest mankind; verse: I will confess Thee, O Lord; sticheron: Restoring to the Churches; verse: I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; sticheron: A feast of joy and gladness; verse: Arise, O Lord my God; sticheron: Moses, in the season of abstinence); G: Triodion (Moses, in the season of abstinence); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; after the Dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection and Triodion; Kontakion: Triodion.


Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Triodion 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection; Triodion; G/N: Kontakion of the Triodion.

Prokimenon, Tone 4: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers.

Epistle: Heb. 11:24-26;32-12:2 (329 mid).

Alleluia, Tone 4.

Gospel: John 1:43-51 (5).

Instead of It is truly meet: All creation Rejoiceth.

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous. Resurrectional Dismissal.

After the prayer behind the Ambo, the Moleben for the Conversion of Those Who Have Departed into Error, but in cathedrals and monasteries, the Rite of Orthodoxy is performed.


Sunday Evening Vespers: As on Cheesefare Sunday.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Penitential Stichera from the Octoechos 4 (I cease not from sin Triodion, p. 186); Triodion 3 (Grant me contrition); Great Saint 3 (Come ye, and with hymns let us crown St. Martinian, February 13); G: Saint (Rejoice, O honored and most wondrous boast of Palestine); N: Theotokion (Rejoice, O Theotokos Mary, thou temple indestructible see The Common Theotokia: Theotokia in the Eight Tones in the Appendix of the Menaion).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Great Prokimenon, Tone 8: Thou hast given an inheritance to them that fear Thy Name.

During the final repetition of the prokimenon, the priest closes the royal doors, removes his phelonion and puts on a dark epitrachilion, and goes out to the Ambon. All the other liturgical covers are likewise changed.

Vouchsafe, O Lord.

Then the Litany, Let us complete our evening prayer unto the Lord, with the choir singing the responses according to the penitential Lenten melody.

Aposticha: Triodion (Stichera and verses, beginning with Come, let us cleanse ourselves), G: Saint (Arrayed in the vesture of purity); N: Theotokion (Like the Archangel, we, the faithful, hymn the bridal-chamber of heaven see The Common Theotokia: Theotokia in the Eight Tones in the Appendix of the Menaion).

Now lettest Thou Thy servant.

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin (with a great prostration); G: O Baptizer of Christ (with a great prostration): N: Plead in our behalf (great prostration); Beneath thy compassion (without a prostration).

Lord, have mercy x40; G/N More Honorable. In the name of the Lord, father bless. Priest: He that is is blessed. Reader: O Heavenly King, strengthen Orthodox Christians.

Then the priest says the prayer of St. Ephrem with 3 prostrations, then the Dismissal.