GM Euphemia the All-Praised / Afterfeast of the Exaltation

15th Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 6


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 10: Octoechos 3; Feast: 3 (Today the precious Cross); Greatmartyr 4 (Having adorned thy soul); G: Greatmartyr (O most glorious Euphemia); 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: Greatmartyr (Let every tongue be moved); N: Feast (That which Moses prefigured).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Feast (O Lord, save Thy people) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Greatmartyr (Thy ewe-lamb Euphemia); N: Feast.

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 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.

               Feast                                    4             Glory, O Lord, to Thy precious Cross.

               Greatmartyr                        4             Holy Greatmartyr Euphemia, pray to God for us.

               Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 6.

               Katavasia: Inscribing the invincible weapon of the Cross.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross) and Ikos of the Feast; Kontakion (Thou didst struggle well), Ikos, and Sessional hymn of the Greatmartyr (With the streams of thy blood); G/N: Feast (In the midst of Eden).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable. 

Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Greatmartyr (Having endured death); N: Feast (With splendors of bright radiance).

Praises, Tone 6, on 8: Octoechos 4; Greatmartyr 4 (Beholding the athlete’s victory – with the doxasticon (At the right hand of the Savior) and the final two Psalm verses: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel. & In congregations bless ye God, the Lord from the wellsprings of Israel); 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: Feast & Greatmartyr, alternating; Kontakion: Feast & Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos: 6; Feast: 4, from Ode 3; Greatmartyr: 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance: in a temple of the Lord, Troparion of the Resurrection; Feast; and Greatmartyr; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G: Greatmartyr; N: Feast.

In a temple of the Theotokos, Troparion of the Resurrection; Feast; Temple; Greatmartyr; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Feast; G: Greatmartyr; N: Temple.

               In a temple of a saint, Troparion of the Resurrection; Feast; Temple; Greatmartyr; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Temple; G: Greatmartyr; N: Feast.

Prokimenon Tone 7: Exalt ye the Lord our God. & Tone 4: Wondrous is God in His saints.

Epistle: Gal. 2:16-20 (§203); II Cor. 4:6-15 (§176); II Cor. 6:1-10 (§181).

Alleluia, Tone 1 & Tone 6.

Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 (§37); Matt. 22:35-46 (§92); Luke 7:36-50 (§33).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain Magnify, O my soul, with the Irmos of the Ninth Ode, first canon (O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.