Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Hosts

22nd Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 5


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

At Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 4; Archangels 6 (Revealing thyself); G: Archangels (Rejoice with us, all ye captains); 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 Archangels.

Litia: Archangels (O supreme commander of the noetic powers); G: Archangels (With lips of fire the cherubim hymn Thee); N: Theotokion (Today the Theotokos).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G/N: Archangels (O supreme commander).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Archangels (Supreme Commanders of the heavenly hosts) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: G: Archangels; N: Resurrectional Theotokion in the 4th tone (The mystery hidden from before the ages).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Archangels: We magnify thee, O Archangel of God Michael, and you Archangels, Angels, Principalities, Powers, Thrones, Dominions, Hosts, and Cherubim, and dread Seraphim, who glorify the Lord; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe of the Tone, all the Sessional hymns of the Archangels.

Hymns of Ascent, and Prokimenon Tone 5.

Matins Gospel 11, John 21:15-25 (67).

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.

Archangels 8 Holy archangels and angels, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Supreme commanders of God and ministers), Ikos, and Sessional Hymn of the Archangels (O ye captains of the heavenly hosts) G/N: Theotokion (O pure and blessed one).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; Archangels (O Michael, chief captain); G: Archangels (O Glorious Michael); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Resurrection 4; Archangels 4 (O Michael, chief commander with the doxasticon (Where thy grace doth overshadow) and the final two psalm verses: He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire. & Praise Him, all ye His angels; praise Him, all ye His hosts); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; First Hour.


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


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; from the canon of the Archangels: 4 from Ode 3.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 5: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us. & Tone 4: He maketh His angels spirits.

Epistle: Gal. 6:11-18 (215); Heb. 2:2-10 (305).

Alleluia, Tone 5 & Tone 2.

Gospel: Luke 8:41-56 (39); Luke 10:16-21 (51).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & He maketh His angels spirits.