Mid-Pentecost

 

Vespers: Priest: Blessed is our God. Reader: Amen. Christ is risen x3.

Psalm 103 is read. The appointed Kathisma.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 6: Feast (Mid-Pentecost) 6 (There is come now the middle of those days); G/N: Feast (As we come together on the Mid-feast).

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

3 Readings for the Feast.

Aposticha: Feast (The mid-point of the days of Pentecost is come); G/N: Feast (When Thou wast teaching at Mid-feast, O Savior).

Troparia: Feast (In the midst of the feast) x1.

Resurrectional dismissal.

 

Matins: Priest: Glory to the holy, and consubstantial, and life-creating, and indivisible Trinity…

Choir: Amen. Christ is risen x3 (Sung slowly). While this is being sung, the priest censes the altar and the entire Church.

Reader: Glory to God in the highest; and the 6 psalms as usual.

God is the Lord, Tone 8; Troparia: Feast (In the midst of the feast) x2; G/N: Feast.

After each Kathisma, the Sessional hymns of the feast. 

After the second Sessional hymn, Having beheld the resurrection x1; Psalm 50.

 

Canon:   Feast                                                   8             Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

               Second Canon of the Feast               6             Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

               Irmos: When Israel of old traversed the gulf of the Red Sea.

               Katavasia: Thou didst make the sea a wall.

 

After Ode 3, Sessional hymn of the Feast (Thou, at Mid-feast, didst stand in the temple's court); G/N: Feast (Thou, O Savior, dost pour out for all the world living waters).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (In the midst of the Judaic feast) and Ikos of the Feast.

At Ode 9, we do not sing More Honorable; but instead we immediately begin the Irmos of the ninth Ode (When Christ, the chief Cornerstone).

Exapostilaria: Feast (O Thou that hast the wine bowl of gifts); G: repeat; N: repeat.

Praises, Tone 4: Feast, on 4 (The Divine Wisdom, Might, and Peace); G/N: Feast (Having been enlightened by the Resurrection). After the Great Doxology, Troparion of the Feast; the two remaining Litanies. The Resurrectional dismissal; First Hour.

 

Hours: Troparion: Feast (In the midst of the feast); Kontakion: Feast (In the midst of the Judaic feast).

 

Liturgy: The beginning, as on St. Thomas Sunday.

Beatitudes on 8, First Canon of the Feast: 4, from Ode 3; Second Canon of the Feast 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance: Troparion of the Feast (In the midst of the feast); G/N: Kontakion: Feast (In the midst of the Judaic feast).

Prokimenon, Tone 3: Great is our Lord, and great is His strength.

Epistle: Acts 14:6-18 (§34).

Alleluia, Tone 1.

Gospel: John 7:14-30 (§26).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the Irmos of the ninth Ode of the second canon of the feast (Virginity is alien to mothers).

Communion Hymn: He that eateth My Flesh and drinketh My Blood abideth in Me and I in him, saith the Lord. 

And the rest as on St. Thomas Sunday.

There is a Cross procession to a well or a spring, and then the lesser blessing of the waters.