33 Martyrs of Melitene / Venerable Lazarus the Wonderworker

23rd Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 6


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Octoechos 4; Martyrs 3 (As is meet); Saint 3 (Having set aside); G: Saint (O venerable father, thou gavest); 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: Saint (O venerable father, the sound of thy corrections); N: Theotokion, Tone 6 (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x1; Martyrs (In their sufferings, O Lord); G: Saint (With prayerful vigils); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 8 (O Good One).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe; Hymns of Ascents; and Prokimenon, Tone 6.

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

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.

Martyrs 4 Holy martyrs, pray to God for us.

Saint 4 Venerable father Lazarus, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 6.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion of the Martyrs (The radiant choir); Kontakion of the Saint (With gladness); Sessional hymn of the Martyrs (Having shown mighty courage); G: Saint (Possessed of divine intelligence); N: Theotokion (Thou wast the divine tabernacle).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; Martyrs (Protected by the sword); G: Saint (Let us all praise with hymns); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 6, on 8: Resurrection 8; G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Martyrs & Saint, alternating; Kontakion: Resurrection.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8, Octoechos 8.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 6: Save, O Lord, Thy people. & Tone 7, Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: Eph. 2:4-10 (220); Gal. 5:22-6:2 (213).

Alleluia, Tone 6 (Sunday and Saint).

Gospel: Luke 8:41-56 (39); Matt. 4:25-5:12 (10).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & In everlasting remembrance.

Resurrectional Dismissal.