The Dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
14th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 5
Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 4; Dedication 3 (In goodly fashion); Forefeast: 3 (Rejoice, thou Life-bearing Cross – from the Vespers Aposticha); G: Dedication (Celebrating the memory of the dedication); 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 Dedication.
Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Dedication (Celebrating the dedication); N: Forefeast (The Cross of the Bestower of life).
Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Dedication (Thou didst show forth the beauty) x1.
Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Dedication; N: Forefeast (O Lord, we offer unto Thee in supplication).
After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.
Blessed are the blameless; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).
Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 5.
Matins Gospel 3, Mark 16:9-20 (§71).
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.
Dedication 4 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
Forefeast 4 Glory, O Lord, to Thy precious Cross.
Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5.
After Ode 3, Kontakion (Grant inner enlightenment) and Ikos of the Dedication; and Sessional hymn of the Dedication (Christ showed forth); G/N: Forefeast (Moses stretched out his arms).
After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.
At Ode 9, More Honorable.
Holy is the Lord, our God.
Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Dedication (The most wondrous and most precious and holy Church); N: Forefeast (With light-giving splendors).
Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Octoechos 4; Dedication 3 (Today the divine. Shining forth from on high. Psalm verse: Holiness becometh Thy house, O Lord, unto length of days. The doxasticon (Arise unto thyself, O man) and the Psalm verse: The Lord is king, He is clothed with majesty); Forefeast 1 (O Christ our God, who for the common resurrection – written at Both now… in the Menaion); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; First Hour.
Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Dedication; Kontakion: Dedication & Resurrection, alternating.
Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Dedication: 4, from Ode 3.
After entrance, Troparion of the Resurrection, Dedication, Forefeast; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G/N: Dedication.
Prokimenon, Tone 6, Save, O Lord, Thy people. & Tone 4: Holiness becometh Thy house, O Lord, unto length of days.
Epistle: Gal. 6:11-18 (§215); II Cor. 1:21-2:4 (§170); Heb. 3:1-4 (§307). Alleluia, Tone 1 & Tone 2 (Sunday before the Exaltation & the Dedication).
Gospel: John 3:13-17 (§9); Matt. 22:2-14 (§89); Matt. 16:13-18 (§67).
Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & O Lord, I have loved the beauty of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwelleth.