Martyrs Minas, Victor, and Vincent / St. Theodore the Studite

23rd Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 6


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Octoechos 4; Martyrs 3 (Lacerated by iron claws); Saint 3 (O father Theodore); G: Martyrs (Again hath dawned for us); 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); 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 (Instructor of Orthodoxy); 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 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 Theodore, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 6.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (O Passionbearer) and Ikos of the Martyrs; Kontakion (Thine angelic life) and Ikos of the Saint; Sessional hymn of the Martyrs (Egypt, which before had been held fast); G: Saint (Enriched with divine dogmas); 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 (The stars adorn the heavens); G: Saint (In thy piety); 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 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.

Prokimenon, Tone 6: Save, O Lord, Thy people. & Tone 4: In the saints that are in His earth.

Epistle: Eph. 2:4-10 (220); Eph. 6:10-17 (233); Heb. 13:17-21 (335).

Alleluia, Tone 6 & Tone 4.

Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 (53); Matt. 10:32-33,37-38,19:27-30 (38); Matt. 4:25-5:12 (10).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

Resurrectional Dismissal.