The Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

(Tone 6)


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Resurrection 3; Feast: 3 (The Lord was taken up into the Heavens); Fathers 4 (Before the ages, before the morning star); G: Fathers (Let us praise today the mystic clarions of the Spirit); 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 Fathers.

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Fathers (This day let us, the assemblies of the Orthodox); N: Feast (Having fulfilled the mystery)

Troparia: Fathers (Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God) x2; Feast (Thou hast ascended in glory) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Fathers; N: Feast (Thou hast ascended in glory).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Blessed are the blameless; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascent, and Prokimenon, Tone 6.

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.

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

Fathers 6 Holy God-bearing Fathers, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the canon of the resurrection, Tone 6

Katavasia, Tone 4: Covered by the divine cloud. 


After Ode 3, Kontakion (When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sake) and Ikos of the Feast; Sessional Hymns of the Fathers (Ye truly shown, O blessed fathers); G: Fathers (Today the brilliant city of the Niceans); N: Feast (Thou Who didst rise into the Heavens with glory).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (The preaching of the apostles) and Ikos of the Fathers.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Fathers (Celebrating the memory of the divine fathers today); N: Feast (While Thy disciples looked on Thee, Thou ascendest).

Praises, Tone 6, on 8: Resurrection 4; Fathers 4 (Having combined their spiritual art with psalm verses in the Pentecostarion); G: Fathers (The choir of the holy fathers); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional dismissal. After the dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.


The Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Feast & Fathers, alternating; Kontakion: Feast & Fathers, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12, Tone 6, from the Pentecostarion: 4; Feast: 4, from the first Canon of the Feast, Ode 4; Fathers: 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance: Troparia of the Resurrection, Feast, and Fathers; G: Kontakion of the Fathers; N: Feast.

Prokimenon, the song of the fathers, Tone 4: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers.

Epistle: Acts 20:16-18,28-36 (44).

Alleluia, Tone 1.

Gospel: John 17:1-13 (56).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain Magnify, O my soul, Him Who hath ascended from earth to heaven, Christ the Giver of life, with the Irmos of the first canon of the ninth Ode (Thee that art above understanding and word, the Mother of God).

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

Instead of We have seen the True Light, we sing the Troparion of the Feast.

Resurrectional Dismissal.