The Greatmartyr Eustathius, and those with him / 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 Thy precious Cross); Martyrs 4 (Thy calling was from on high); G: Martyrs (Eustathius setteth himself before us); 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: Martyrs (O thou who art as firm as adamant in soul); N: Feast (O Cross of Christ).

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


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 6; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Martyrs (In their sufferings, O Lord); 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.

Martyrs 4 Holy Greatmartyr Eustathius, 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 (Manifestly emulating the sufferings of Christ), Ikos, and Sessional hymn of the Martyrs (Above the hart thou didst see); G/N: Feast (The honored one removed).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Martyrs (With thy divinely wise children); N: Feast (Placing our hope on thee).

Praises, Tone 6, on 8: Octoechos 4; Martyrs 4 (Who will not bless with doxasticon (Having resigned thy military commission) and the final two psalm verses: In the saints that are in His earth hath the Lord been wondrous; He hath wrought all His desires in them. & I beheld the Lord ever before me, for He is at my right hand, that I might not be shaken); 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: Feast & Martyrs, alternating; Kontakion: Feast & Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos: 4; Feast: 4, from Ode 8; Martyrs 4, from Ode 6.

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

In a temple of the Lord or of the Theotokos, Troparion of the Resurrection, Feast, Temple, and Martyrs; Kontakion of the Resurrection; Feast; G: Martyrs; N: Temple.

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

Prokimenon Tone 7: Exalt ye the Lord our God. & Tone 4: In the saints that are in His earth.

Epistle: Gal. 2:16-20 (203); II Cor. 4:6-15 (176); Eph. 6:10-17 (233).

Alleluia, Tone 1 & Tone 4 (Sunday after the Exaltation & Martyrs)

Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 (37); Matt. 22:35-46 (92); Luke 21:12-19 (106).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain Magnify, O my soul, with the Irmos of the 9th Ode, first canon (O Theotokos, thou art a mystical Paradise).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.

Resurrectional Dismissal.