St. Alexander Nevsky / Afterfeast of the Entry

26th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 1


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 1, on 10: Octoechos 3; Feast: 3 (Let the virgins be brought from the service to St. Amphilocius, Vespers Aposticha); Saint 4 (Thy life was in accordance with thy name in the St. John of Kronstadt Menaion, see August 30th); G: Saint (Be glad, O land of Estonia); 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 Saint.

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple and stichera of the Saint (Let the new Israel rejoice); G: Saint (Be glad today, O peoples of Russia); N: Feast (The day of joy).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Saint (Come all ye ranks of Russia); N: Feast (Assembling today, ye councils of the faithful).

Troparia: Feast (Today is the prelude) x2; Saint (Recognize thy brethren) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 1; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Saint; N: Feast.

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We magnify thee, O right-believing Prince Alexander, and we honor thy holy memory; for thou dost entreat Christ our God in our behalf; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, all the Sessional Hymns of the Saint.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 1.

Matins Gospel 4, Luke 24:1-12 (112).

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.

Feast (second canon) 4 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Saint 4 Holy right-believing Prince Alexander, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 1.

Katavasia: Christ is born.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (The most pure temple of the Savior) and Ikos of the Feast; Kontakion (As thy kinsmen) and Ikos of the Saint; and Sessional hymn of the Saint (Thou wast shown to be a star of surpassing brilliance); G/N: Feast (With gladness Mary, the Theotokos).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Saint (Thine all great fame); N: Feast (With faith let us praise the divine Maiden Mary).

Praises, Tone 1, on 8: Octoechos 4; Saint 4 (O all-glorious wonder with the doxasticon (Thou didst fight the good fight), and the final two psalm verses: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. & Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he greatly delight); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrection Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Feast & Saint, alternating; Kontakion: Resurrection, Feast & Saint, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos: 4; Feast: 4, from Ode 4; Saint: 4, Ode 6.

After entrance, Troparion of the Resurrection, Feast, and Saint; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Saint; N: Feast.

Prokimenon, Tone 1: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: Eph. 5:8-19 (229); Gal. 5:22-6:2 (213).

Alleluia, Tone 1 &Tone 6.

Gospel: Luke 12:16-21 (66); Matt. 11:27-30 (43).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain: The angels beholding the entry, with the Irmos of the Ninth Ode, first canon (Let no profane hand touch the living Ark of God).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & In everlasting remembrance.

Resurrectional Dismissal.