The Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee/

The Holy New Martyrs & Confessors of Russia (Tone 1)


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 1, on 10: Octoechos 3; Triodion 3 (Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee); Saints 4 (With fervent supplication); G: Triodion (Almighty Lord), 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; Triodion 2 (from the stichera at the Praises: Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee. & A Pharisee, overcome with vainglory); G: Saints (May the joyous angels); N: Triodion (Understanding, O my soul the difference).

Aposticha: Octoechos, G: Saints (O holy and most humble priests); N: Triodion (Mine eyes are weighed down)

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


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 1; Troparia: Resurrection x2, G: Saints; N: Resurrectional Theotokion Tone 4 (The mystery hidden from before the ages).

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 1.

Matins Gospel 1, Matt. 28:16-20 (116).

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.

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Triodion 4 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me.

Saints 4 Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Resurrectional Canon, Tone 1.

Katavasia: The Sun once shone with its rays.


After Ode 3, Kontakion, Ikos & Sessional hymn of the Saints (Prone to the weakness); G: Saints (The priest Alexis); N: Sessional hymn of the Triodion (Humility exalted the Publican).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (As the Publican) and Ikos of the Triodion.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection, G: Saints (O holy new martyrs and confessors), N: Triodion (Let us flee from the wicked boasting of the Pharisee).

Praises, Tone 1: Octoechos 4; Saints (with the Psalm verses given in the Menaion) 4; G: Triodion (O Lord, Thou hast condemned the Pharisee); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal. After the Dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.


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


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos 4; Triodion 4, from Ode 3; Saints 4.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 1: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. & Tone 7: For Thy sake, O Lord, we are slain all the day long.

Epistle: II Tim. 3:10-15 (296); Rom. 8:28-39 (99).

Alleluia, Tone 1 & Tone 4.

Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 (89); Luke 21:12-19 (106).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; praise is meet for the upright. Resurrectional Dismissal.