The Holy Hierarchs of Moscow

19th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 2


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 2, on 10: Octoechos 4; Hierarchs 6 (Set like most radiant stars); G: Hierarchs (O men of God); 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 Hierarchs.

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Hierarchs (O most honored and holy hierarchs); N: Theotokion in Tone 2 (Through the divine Spirit).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 2; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Hierarchs (O primates of Russia); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden from before the ages).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Hierarchs: We magnify you, O holy hierarchs of Moscow, and we honor your holy memory, for ye do pray for us to Christ our God; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe of the Tone; all the Sessional hymns of the Saint.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 2.

Matins Gospel 8, John 20:11-18 (64).

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.

Hierarchs 6 Holy hierarchs of Moscow, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 2.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Piously did ye live), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Hierarchs (O holy fathers); G/N: Theotokion (O most immaculate Virgin).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Hierarchs (Let us praise the God-bearing fathers); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 2, on 8: Resurrection 4; Hierarchs 4 (Possessed of a merciful soul with the doxasticon (O good and faithful servants), and the final two psalm verses: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. & Thy priest shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice); 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: Hierarchs; Kontakion: Hierarchs & Resurrection, alternating.


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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 2: The Lord is my strength and my song. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: II Cor. 11:31-12:9 (194); Heb. 13:17-21 (335).

Alleluia, Tone 2 (Resurrection & Hierarch).

Gospel: Luke 6:31-36 (26); Matt. 5:14-19 (11).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.