Hieromartyr Anthimus of Nicomedia / St. Theoctistus

16th Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 7


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


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 7, on 10: Octoechos 4; Hieromartyr 3 (O divinely wise and blessed one); Saint 3 (O father Theoctistus); G: Hieromartyr (Thou wast a most lawful priest); 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: Saint (O venerable father); N: Theotokion, Tone 6 (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 7; Troparia: Resurrection x1; Hieromartyr (As thou didst share in the ways of the apostles); G: Saint (With the streams of thy tears); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 8 (O Good One).

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 7.

Matins Gospel 5, Luke 24:12-35 (113).

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.

Hieromartyr 4 Holy Hieromartyr Anthimus, pray to God for us.

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

Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 7.

Katavasia: Inscribing the invincible weapon of the Cross upon the waters.


After Ode 3, Kontakion of the Hieromartyr (Having lived piously among priests) and Ikos; Sessional hymn of the Hieromartyr (O wise one); G: Saint (Chief among the fathers); N: Theotokion (Stretching forth thine all-pure hands).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Hieromartyr (O city of Nicomedia); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 7, on 8: Resurrection 8; 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: Hieromartyr & Saint, alternating; Kontakion: Resurrection.


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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 7: The Lord will give strength unto His people. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: II Cor. 6:1-10 (181); Heb. 13:7-16 (334).

Alleluia, Tone 7 & Tone 2.

Gospel: Matt. 25:14-30 (105); John 10:9-16 (36).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.