Commemoration of the Miracle of St. Michael the Archangel at Colossae

13th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 4


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 6; Archangel 4 (O Michael, supreme commander); G: Archangel (Rejoice with us, all ye angelic legions); 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/N: Archangel (O supreme commander).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Archangel (Supreme Commanders of the heavenly hosts); 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.

Cross & Resurrection 2 Glory, O Lord, to Thy precious Cross and Resurrection.

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Archangel 6 Holy Archangel of God Michael, 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 (Supreme commander of God), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Archangel (Having become as is meet); G: Archangel (The choir of angels); N: Theotokion (O all-holy Virgin).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Archangel (As of old); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Resurrection 4; Saint 4 (Keeping festival in the world with doxasticon (Michael, the commander of the host on high) and the final two psalm verses: He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire. & Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, Thou hast been magnified exceedingly); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Archangel; Kontakion: Resurrection.


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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 4: How magnified are Thy works O Lord. & Tone 4: He maketh His angels spirits.

Epistle: I Cor. 16:13-24 (166); Heb. 2:2-10 (305).

Alleluia, Tone 4 & 5.

Gospel: Matt. 21:33-42 (87); Luke 10:16-21 (51).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & He maketh His angels spirits.

Resurrectional Dismissal.