The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew

25th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 8


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 8, on 10: Octoechos 4; Apostle 6 (When He who trieth the hearts); G: Apostle (When Christ called thee); 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 Apostle.

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Apostle (Like a high flying eagle); N: Theotokion (Christ the Lord, my Creator and Deliverer).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 8; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Apostle (Zealously following Christ); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 3 (We hymn thee).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Apostle: We magnify thee, O holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, and we honor thy pangs and labors, whereby thou hast labored in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

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

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon Tone 8.

Matins Gospel 3, Mark 16:9-20 (71).

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.

Cross & Resurrection 2 Glory, O Lord, to Thy precious Cross and Resurrection.

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Apostle 6 Holy apostle and evangelist Matthew, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 8.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Casting of the yoke), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Apostle (Truly the sound of thy wise words); G: Apostle (O apostle of the Lord); N: Theotokion (In that thou art the most immaculate Bride).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; Apostle (The God-pleasing Matthew); G: Apostle (Having wisely cast off the yoke); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 8, on 8: Resurrection 4; Apostle 4 (Thou didst shine forth with the doxasticon (Abandoning the yoke), and the final two psalm verses: Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. & The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands); 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: Apostle; Kontakion: Apostle & Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Apostle 4, from Ode 3.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 8: Make your vows. & Tone 8: Their sound hath gone forth.

Epistle: Eph. 4:1-6 (224); I Cor. 4:9-16 (131).

Alleluia, Tone 8 & Tone 1.

Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 (53); Matt. 9:9-13 (30).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & Their sound hath gone forth.

Resurrectional Dismissal.