Martyr Mamas / St. John the Faster

13th Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 4

Note: If the rector so directs, a Polyeleos-rank service may be served for Sts. Peter and Febronia. See ODS, 1D.


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 4; Martyr 3 (Shedding thy blood); Saint 3 (O most honored father John); G: Martyr (At the table of God); N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

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

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Martyr (Come together, O ye faithful); Theotokion, Tone 4 (Mercifully regard the supplications).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x1; Martyr (In his sufferings, O Lord); G: Saint (The truth of things revealed thee); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

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

Hypakoe; Hymns of Ascents; and Prokimenon, Tone 4.

Matins Gospel 2, Mark 16:1-8 (70).

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.

Martyr 4 Holy Martyr Mamas, pray to God for us.

Saint 4 Venerable father John, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 4.

Katavasia: Inscribing the invincible weapon of the Cross.

After Ode 3, Kontakion (With the staff), Ikos, and Sessional hymn of the Martyr (As the precious offspring of piety); G: Saint (A divine vessel of abstinence); N: Theotokion (Thou was the divine tabernacle).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Martyr (Living in the mountains); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Resurrection 8; 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: Martyr & Saint, alternating; Kontakion: Resurrection.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8, Octoechos 8.

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

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

Epistle: I Cor. 16:13-24 (166); Rom. 8:28-39 (99).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & Tone 4.

Gospel: Matt. 21:33-42 (87); John 15:1-7 (50).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.