Holy Great-martyr Demetrius and Commemoration of the Great Earthquake at Constantinople in 740 AD.

22nd Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 5


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 3; Earthquake 3 (When the earth trembled from the Vespers Aposticha); Martyr 4 (O glorious martyr Demetrius); G: Martyr (Today the universal festival); 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.

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple and the stichera of the Martyr (Be thou glad in the Lord); G: Martyr (Let us make haste); N: Theotokion (Let us sound the trumpet of hymns).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Martyr (O ever-memorable Demetrius); N: Theotokion, Tone 8 (O unwedded Virgin).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Martyr (The whole world hath found thee to be a great champion) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Martyr; N: Earthquake (O Christ our God, who looketh on the earth).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Martyr: We magnify thee, O holy passion-bearer Demetrius, and we honor thine honored sufferings, which thou didst endure for Christ; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe of the Tone, all Sessional hymns of the Martyr.

Hymns of Ascent, and Prokimenon, Tone 5.

Matins Gospel 11, John 21:15-25 (67).

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.

Earthquake 4 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

Martyr (both canons) 6 Holy Great-martyr Demetrius, pray to God for us.

(The Theotokion of the first canon of the Martyr is omitted).

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (He Who gave thee invincible strength), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Martyr (With psalms do we cry out); G/N: Earthquake (Thou hast not despised those).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Martyr (Thou didst arm Nestor); N: Earthquake (O Lord, Who lookest down upon the earth).

Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Resurrection 4; Martyr 4 (Having been pierced with the doxasticon (Let us honor him), and the final two psalm verses: The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree, and like a cedar in Lebanon shall he be multiplied. & They that are planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the Lord they shall bloom forth.); 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: Earthquake & Martyr, alternating; Kontakion: Earthquake & Martyr, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12 Octoechos 4; Earthquake 4, from Ode 3; Martyr 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection, Earthquake, Martyr; Kontakion of the Resurrection, G: Martyr, N: Earthquake.

But if the temple is dedicated to a feast of the Theotokos: Troparion of the Resurrection, Earthquake, Temple; Martyr; Kontakion of the Resurrection, Earthquake G: Martyr, N: Temple.

Prokimenon, Tone 6: O Lord, save Thy people. & Tone 7: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord.

Epistle: Heb. 12:6-13,25-27 (331 mid.); Gal. 6:11-18 (215); II Tim. 2:1-10 (292).

Alleluia, Tone 4 (Earthquake & Martyr).

Gospel: Matt. 8:23-27 (27); Luke 16:19-31 (83); John 15:17-16:2 (52).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.