Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Hosts

Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 8: Archangels 8 (Revealing thyself); G: Archangels (Rejoice with us, all ye captains); N: Theotokion (Rejoice with us, all ye choirs of virgins).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 8: Behold now, bless ye the Lord.

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: Archangels (Keeping festival in the world angelically); G/N: Archangels (O supreme commander).

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


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Archangels x2; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Archangels.

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. Psalm verse: I will confess Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; and before angels will I chant unto Thee.

Sessional hymn of the Archangels (Having worthily become); G: Archangels (The ranks of angels stand); N: Theotokion (O pure and immaculate).

Hymns of Ascents, First Antiphon, Tone 4: From my youth.

Prokimenon of the Archangels, Tone 4: He maketh His angels spirits.

Matins Gospel: Matt. 13:24-30,36-43 (52).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the archangels and angels; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God, Sticheron of the Archangels (Thine angels, O Christ). Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon: Theotokos 6 Most holy Theotokos, save us.

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

Irmos: Let us chant unto the Lord.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


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

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Supreme commanders of God and ministers) and Ikos of the Archangels.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Exapostilarion: Archangels (O Michael, chief captain); G: Archangel (O Glorious Michael); N: Theotokion (Thou art more honorable).

Praises, Tone 1, on 4: Archangels 4 (O Michael, chief commander); G: Archangels (Where thy grace doth overshadow); N: Theotokion (We bless thee, O Virgin). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Archangels; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden); the two remaining Litanies and Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparion: Archangels; Kontakion: Archangels.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8: From the canon of the Archangels: 4 from Ode 3; and 4 from Ode 6.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 4: He maketh His angels spirits.

Epistle: Heb. 2:2-10 (305).

Alleluia, Tone 2.

Gospel: Luke 10:16-21 (51).

Communion Hymn: He maketh His angels spirits.