The Apodosis of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
17th Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 8
Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 8, on 10: Octoechos 4; Feast: 6 (Raised on high, the Cross); G: Feast (Come, all ye nations); 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: Feast (To Thy precious Cross).
Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Feast (O Lord, save Thy people) x1.
Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 8; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/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 8.
Matins Gospel 6, Luke 24:36-53 (§114).
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 8 Glory, O Lord, to thy precious Cross.
Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 8.
After Ode 3, Kontakion (O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross) and Ikos of the Cross; Sessional hymn of the Feast (Rejoicing in thee, O thrice-blessed and life-bestowing Cross).
After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.
At Ode 9, More Honorable.
Holy is the Lord, our God.
Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G/N: Feast (The Cross is the guardian of the whole world).
Praises, Tone 8, on 8: Octoechos 4; Feast 4 (O all glorious wonder! – with the doxasticon (Today the Cross of the Lord cometh) and the final two psalm verses: Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship the footstool of His feet, for it is holy. & God is our king before the ages; He hath wrought salvation in the midst of the earth); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal: May Christ our True God, Who arose from the dead, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother, through the power of the precious and life-creating Cross; First Hour.
Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Feast; Kontakion: Feast & Resurrection, alternating.
Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos: 6; Feast: 4, from Ode 9.
After entrance, Troparion of the Resurrection; Feast; Kontakion of the Resurrection; G/N: Feast.
Prokimenon, Tone 8: Make your vows. & Tone 7: Exalt ye the Lord our God.
Epistle: Gal. 2:16-20 (§203); II Cor. 6:16-7:1 (§182 mid.).
Alleluia, Tone 1 & Tone 8 (Feast & Resurrection).
Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1 (§37); Matt. 15:21-28 (§62).
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: The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. & Praise the Lord in the heavens.
Resurrectional Dismissal: May Christ our True God, Who arose from the dead, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother, through the power of the precious and life-creating Cross...
After the Dismissal of the Liturgy, the priest goes out to the analogion on which the precious Cross has been placed, and censes the precious Cross on all four sides, thrice; and then he places it upon his head, and carries it into the holy altar, though the royal doors, accompanied by the singing of the troparion of the feast (O Lord, save Thy people) G/N: Kontakion (O Thou Who wast lifted up willingly on the Cross); standing in the Royal Doors the priest blesses the faithful with the Cross, and places the Cross upon the Holy Table, and censes it around the Holy Table. Thus do we take leave of the feast of the Elevation.