St. John of Kronstadt

21st Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 4


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 4; Saint 6 (Having set aside all the things of this world); G: Saint (Thou didst believe in righteousness with thy whole heart); 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 the stichera of the Saint (O Jesus, Son of God, my strength).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Saint (It was not our fathers that told us); N: Theotokion, Tone 8 (O unwedded Virgin).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Saint (With the apostles) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Saint; N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We magnify thee, O holy and righteous father John, and we honor thy holy memory, for thou dost 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 4.

Matins Gospel 10, John 21:1-14 (66).

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.

Saint 8 Holy righteous father John, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 4

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth


After Ode 3, Kontakion (O father John, namesake of grace), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Saint (O blessed John, lamp of Kronstadt); G/N: Theotokion (O all-pure one).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection

At Ode 9, More Honorable

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Saint (Performing thy priestly ministry); N: Resurrectional Theotokion

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Resurrection 4; Saint 4 (O most joyous tidings with the doxasticon (Bowing down before the holy icons) and the final two psalm verses: He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor, his righteousness abideth unto ages of ages. & His heart is ready to hope in the Lord); 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: Saint; Kontakion: Saint & Resurrection, alternating.


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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 4: How magnified are Thy works O Lord. & Tone 7: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord.

Epistle: Gal. 2:16-20 (203); I John 4:7-11 (73 mid.).

Alleluia, Tone 4 (Resurrection & Saint).

Gospel: Luke 8:5-15 (35); Luke 6:31-36 (26).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.