The Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas
Tone 6 / Second Sunday of Lent
Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Octoechos 6; Hierarch 4 (What hymns of praise – from the Triodion); G: Hierarch (Thrice-blessed saint); 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: Hierarch (Thy tongue, watchful in teaching); N: Theotokion, Tone 8 (O unwedded Virgin).
Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.
Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Hierarch (Light of Orthodoxy); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 8 (O Good One, Who for our sake wast born of the Virgin).
After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.
Blessed are the blameless; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).
Hypakoe; Hymns of Ascent; and Prokimenon, Tone 6.
Matins Gospel 6, Luke 24:36-53 (§114).
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.
Triodion (first canon) 4 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me.
Triodion (canon of the Saint) 6 Holy Hierarch, Father Gregory, pray to God for us.
Irmos of the Resurrectional canon, Tone 6.
After Ode 3, Kontakion (The season of the virtues) and Sessional hymn of the Triodion (O wise Gregory); N: Theotokion (Be swift to receive our prayers, O Lady).
After Ode 6, Kontakion (O sacred and divine organ of wisdom) and Ikos of the Hierarch.
At Ode 9, More Honorable.
Holy is the Lord, our God.
Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Hierarch (Rejoice, glory of the fathers); N: Theotokion in the Triodion (O Lady, Queen of all).
Praises, Tone 6, on 9: Octoechos 5; Triodion 4 (sticheron: In the world thou hast lived a life of blessedness; verse: The mouth of the righteous; sticheron: O blessed saint; verse: Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness; sticheron: The glory of thy blameless life; verse: Arise, O Lord my God; sticheron: In this season of abstinence); G: Triodion (In this season of abstinence); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; after the Dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.
Hours: Troparion: Resurrection; G: Hierarch; Kontakion: Triodion and Hierarch, alternating.
Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Hierarch 4, from Ode 3.
After the entrance: In a
Prokimenon, Tone 5: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep. & Tone 1: My mouth shall speak wisdom.
Epistle: Heb. 1:10-2:3 (§304); Heb. 7:26-8:2 (§318).
Alleluia, Tone 6 & Tone 2 (Tone of the week, and the Hierarch).
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 (§7); John 10:9-16 (§36).
Instead of It is truly meet: All creation Rejoiceth.
Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & In everlasting remembrance. Resurrectional Dismissal.
Sunday Evening Vespers: As on Cheesefare Sunday.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Penitential Stichera from the Octoechos 4 (I have no repentance and no tears – Triodion, p. 186f); Triodion 3 (I have sinned against Thee countless times); Martyrs 3 (O martyrs three in number – Martyrs Eutropius, Cleonicus & Basiliscus, March 2); G/N: Theotokion in the Menaion (Rejoice, O pure one).
Entry; O Gladsome Light; Great Prokimenon, Tone 8: Turn not Thy countenance away from Thy servant.
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 Throwing off from my unruly mind), G/N: Theotokion in the Triodion (The heavenly powers praise thee).
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.