Martyr Sozon / Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos
15th Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 6
Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Octoechos 4; Forefeast: 3 (Noetic beams); Martyr 3 (When He Who of His own will); G: Forefeast (As she was more exalted); 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: Forefeast (Universal joy hath shone forth).
Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Forefeast (Mary, the divine Maiden) x1.
Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Martyr (In his suffering); N: Forefeast.
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 4, Luke 24:1-12 (§112).
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.
Forefeast 4 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.
Martyr 4 Holy martyr Sozon, pray to God for us.
Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 6.
After Ode 3, Kontakion (Today Mary, the Virgin and Theotokos) and Ikos of the Forefeast; Kontakion (Assembling today) and Ikos of the Martyr; and Sessional hymn of the Martyr (Saved by faith); G/N: Forefeast (Let heaven rejoice).
After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.
At Ode 9, More Honorable.
Holy is the Lord, our God.
Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Martyr (Armed with the weapon); N: Forefeast (Be renewed, O Adam).
Praises, Tone 6, on 8: Octoechos 4; Forefeast 4 (Come, ye descendants of Adam – from the Matins Aposticha, with the doxasticon (The Queen of all) and psalm verses); 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: Forefeast & Martyr, Alternating; Kontakion: Forefeast & Resurrection, alternating.
Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos: 4; Forefeast: 4, from Ode 3; Martyr: 4, from Ode 6.
After entrance in a temple of the Lord or of the Theotokos, Troparion of the Resurrection, Forefeast, and Martyr; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Martyr; N: Forefeast.
In a temple of a saint, Troparion of the Resurrection; Forefeast; Temple; and Martyr; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Temple; G: Martyr; N: Forefeast.
Prokimenon, Tone 6, Save, O Lord, Thy people. & Tone 7: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him.
Epistle: Gal. 6:11-18 (§215); II Cor. 4:6-15 (§176); Eph. 6:10-17 (§233).
Alleluia, Tone 1 & Tone 4 (Sunday before the Exaltation & Martyr).
Gospel: John 3:13-17 (§9); Matt. 22:35-46 (§92); John 15:17-16:2 (§52).
Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & In everlasting remembrance.