The Sunday of the Paralytic

Tone 3


Great Vespers: Priest: Glory to the Holy. Choir: Amen.

Priest: Christ is risen 2 times. The Choir sings: And upon those in the tombs bestowing life.

Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 3, on 10: Resurrection 7; Paralytic 3 (O compassionate Christ); G: Paralytic (Jesus went up to Jerusalem to the Sheep's Pool); N: Sunday Dogmatic (How can we not marvel).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King.

Aposticha: The sticheron of the Resurrection 1 (O Christ, Who by Thy Passion); The Paschal Stichera, with their verses; G: Pentecostarion (In Solomon's Porch); N: Pascha (It is the day of resurrection) and Christ is risen from the dead x1.

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: Choir: Christ is risen x3.

Reader: Glory to God in the highest; and the 6 psalms as usual.

God is the Lord, Tone 3; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 3 (We hymn thee who hast mediated the salvation of our race).

After each Kathisma, Sessional hymns from the Pentecostarion.

Blessed are the Blameless.

The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascent, and Prokimenon in tone of the week.

Matins Gospel 4, Luke 24:1-12 (112).

Having beheld the resurrection x3; 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: Pascha (with the 2 Theotokia) 8 Christ is risen from the dead.

Paralytic 6 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

(At the troparia for the Archangel Michael: Holy Archangel of God, Michael, pray to God for us.)

Irmos & Katavasia: It is the day of resurrection.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Thou didst descend into the tomb) and Ikos of Pascha; Sessional hymns from the Pentecostarion (A word alone made strong the paralytic); G/N: (Awed by the beauty of thy virginity).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (As of old Thou didst raise the paralytic) and Ikos from the Pentecostarion

At Ode 9, we do not sing More Honorable, but instead we immediately begin the Irmos of the 9th ode (Shine, shine), with the refrain Christ is risen, and rest as at the previous odes.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Pascha (Having fallen asleep); G: Pentecostarion (The sovereign man-befriending Lord); N: Pentecostarion (The sovereign man-befriending Lord).

Praises, Tone 3: Resurrection on 8; G: Paralytic (O Lord, not the pool, but Thy word); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday dismissal; After the Resurrectional Dismissal: G/N: 3rd Gospel Sticheron (When Mary Magdalene announced); followed by First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; Kontakion: Paralytic (As of old Thou didst raise the paralytic).


Liturgy: The beginning, as on St. Thomas Sunday.

Beatitudes on 8, Tone 3, from the Pentecostarion: 4; Paralytic 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection (Let the heavens be glad); G: Kontakion of the Paralytic (As of old Thou didst raise the paralytic); N: Pascha (Thou didst descend into the tomb).

Prokimenon, Tone 1: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.

Epistle: Acts 9:32-42 (23).

Alleluia, Tone 5.

Gospel: John 5:1-15 (14).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain The angel cried, with the Irmos of the Ninth Ode of Pascha (Shine, shine).

Communion Hymn: Receive ye the body of Christ & Praise the Lord from the heavens.

And the rest as on St. Thomas Sunday.