Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus

18th Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 1


Note: If the rector so directs, a Polyeleos-rank service may be served for St. Jonah of Manchuria. See ODS, §1D.


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 1, on 10: Octoechos 6; Martyrs 4 (Having rejected all earthly might); G: Martyrs (Radiant and twofold); 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: Martyrs (The regiment of Christ’s martyrs); N: Theotokion, Tone 8 (O unwedded Virgin).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 1; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Martyrs (O much-suffering Sergius); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 5 (Rejoice, impassible gate).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe; Hymns of Ascents; and Prokimenon, Tone 1.

Matins Gospel 7, John 20:1-10 (§63).

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.  

               Martyrs                               6             Holy martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, pray to God for us.

               Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 1.

               Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Manfully arming your mind) and Ikos; Sessional hymn of the Martyrs (Come, ye who love the martyrs); G/N: Theotokion (Having fallen into greatly tangled perils).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Martyrs (Let us praise Sergius and Bacchus); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 1, on 8: Resurrection 4; Saints 4 (Not bound by love of nature – with the doxasticon (How good and how pleasant is the brotherly mind of Thy martyrs) and the final two psalm verses: Behold now, what is so good or so joyous as for brethren to dwell together in unity? & For there the Lord commanded the blessing, life for evermore); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Martyrs; Kontakion: Resurrection.


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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 1: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. & Tone 4: In the saints that are in His earth.

Epistle: II Cor. 9:6-11 (§188); Heb. 11:33-12:2 (§330).

Alleluia, Tone 1 & 2.

Gospel: Luke 7:11-16 (§30); Luke 21:12-19 (§106).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.