Fourth Saturday of Lent, St. Hilarion the New & Stephen the Wonderworker



Friday evening Vespers with the Presanctified Liturgy: Kathisma 18.

Lord, I have cried, Tone 7, on 10: Idiomelon in the Triodion (My soul's dignity LTS, p. 227f), x2; Martyrs 4 (Not desiring earthly pleasure from Friday evening vespers in the Octoechos, Tone 2, and LTS, p. 315); Saint Hilarion 4 (O ye seven martyrs of Christ); G: Hymn for the dead, from the Octoechos, Tone 2 (Woe is me! How great a struggle); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 2 (The shadow of the law).

Entry with the censer; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the Triodion, Tone 4: O Shepherd of Israel, attend, Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Reading: Gen. 12:1-7. Prokimenon of the Triodion, Tone 4: Rejoice in God our helper. Reading: Prov. 14:15-26.

Let my prayer arise; and the rest of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.




This service is chanted as on the Second Saturday of Lent (March 14th), from the Octoechos (Tone 2) and from the service of the St. Hilarion the New & Stephen the Wonderworker in the Menaion (March 28th).


And the rest of the Service as on the previous Saturday. See also ODS, 3B14


Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: Beatitudes, Octoechos 6.

After the entrance: Troparion to All Saints (O Apostles, Martyrs, and Prophets); Departed (Remember, O Lord); G: Kontakion of the Departed (With the saints give rest); N: Theotokion (In thee we have a wall and a haven).

Prokimenon Tone 8, Be glad in the Lord. & Tone 6, Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Epistle: Heb. 6:9-12 (313); I Cor. 15:47-57 (163).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & 8.

Gospel: Mark 7:31-37 (31); John 5:24-30 (16).

Communion Hymn: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous. & Blessed are they whom thou hast chosen.


After the Liturgy, a general Pannikhida is served for all Orthodox Christians.