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.
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.