The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

19th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 2


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 2, on 10: Octoechos 4; Apostle 6 (What now shall we call thee, O Apostle); G: Apostle (O apostle of Christ and recorder of divine dogmas); N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

Entry: Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King.

3 Readings for the Apostle.

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Apostle (O most wise fisherman); N: Theotokion, Tone 6 (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 2; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Apostle (The holy apostle, the all-hymned Luke); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 5 (Rejoice, impassible gate).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Apostle: We magnify thee, O Apostle of Christ and Evangelist Luke, and we honor thy pains 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 Sessional hymns of the Apostle.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon in tone of the week.

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.

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Apostle 8 Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 2.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Let us praise the godly Luke), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Apostle (As the companions of Paul); G: Apostle (Setting at naught); N: Theotokion (O clouds of the noetic Sun).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; Apostle (O Luke, apostle of Christ); G: Apostle (We praise thee, the most excellent recorder); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 2, on 8: Resurrection 4; Apostle 4 (O ye faithful, in hymns let us honor including the doxasticon (Assembling, O ye faithful), and the final two psalm verses: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands. & Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday 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 2: The Lord is my strength and my song. & Tone 8: Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth.

Epistle: II Cor. 11:31-12:9 (194); Col. 4:5-9,14,18 (260 mid).

Alleluia, Tone 2 & 1.

Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 (35); Luke 10:16-21 (51).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.