The Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia

The 35th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 2


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 2, on 10: Octoechos 4; Saints 6 (With fervent supplications, O brethren); G: Saints (Your steadfast courage), N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King. 3 Readings for the Saints.

Litia: Stichera of the Temple; Saints (May the joyous angels).

Aposticha: Octoechos, G: Saints (O holy and most humble priests); N: Theotokos (O Theotokos, thou help of the helpless).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2, Saints (O ye holy hierarchs, royal passion-bearers and pastors) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 2; Troparia: Resurrection x2, G: Saints; N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos; and Magnification of the Saints: We magnify you, O holy new martyrs and confessors of Russia, and we honor your venerable sufferings, which ye have endured for Christ; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe of the Tone; Sessional hymns of the Saints.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon Tone 2.

Matins Gospel 2, Mark 16:1-8 (70).

Having beheld the resurrection; Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the apostles; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Jesus having risen. Save, O God, Thy people.


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

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Saints 8 Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 2.

Katavasia: The Sun once shone with its rays.


At Ode 3, Kontakion (O ye new passion-bearers of Russia), Ikos & Sessional hymn of the Saints (Prone to the weakness); G: Saints (The priest Alexis); N: Theotokion (The new martyrs and confessors of our generation rejoice).

At Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection, G: Saints (O holy new martyrs and confessors), N: Resurrectional Theotokion

Praises, Tone 2: Octoechos 4; Saints 4 (Our sacred and great Council of All Russia with the Psalm verses given in the Menaion); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection, G: Saints; Kontakion: Saints and Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Saints 4.

After the entrance: Troparia & Kontakia as in Appendix I, A.

Prokimenon, Tone 2: The Lord is my strength and my song. & Tone 7: For Thy sake, O Lord, we are slain all the day long.

Epistle: I Tim. 1:15-17 (280 mid); Rom. 8:28-39 (99).

Alleluia, Tone 2 & Tone 4.

Gospel: Luke 18:35-43 (93); Luke 21:12-19 (106).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.