Martyrs Onesiphorus and Porphyrius / St. Matrona

24th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 7


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 7, on 10: Octoechos 4; Martyrs 3 (O martyrs athlete); Saint 3 (The uprisings of the flesh); G/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.

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 7; Troparia: Resurrection x1; Martyrs (In their sufferings, O Lord); G: Saint (In thee, O mother); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 8 (O Good One).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

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

Hypakoe; Hymns of Ascents; and Prokimenon, Tone 7.

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.

Martyrs 4 Holy martyrs Onesiphorus and Porphyrius, pray to God for us.

Saint 4 Venerable mother Matrona, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 7.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion of the Martyrs (Having suffered mightily) and Ikos; Kontakion of the Saint (For the love of the Lord) and Ikos; Sessional hymn of the Martyrs (Consumed with the fire of divine desire); G: Saint (O mother, elect of God); N: Theotokion (O good one, who gavest birth).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; Martyrs (Let us honor the glorious martyrs); G: Saint (Amongst men thou didst dwell); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 7, on 8: Resurrection 8; G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional 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.

Tone 7: The Lord will give strength unto His people.

Epistle: Eph. 2:14-22 (221).

Alleluia, Tone 7.

Gospel: Luke 8:41-56 (39).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens.

Resurrectional Dismissal.