The Conception of St. John the Baptist

16th Sunday After Pentecost / Tone 7


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 7, on 10: Octoechos 6; Forerunner 4 (While the godly Zechariah); G: Forerunner (Today hath John the Forerunner); 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: Forerunner (Thou didst come forth from a barren woman); N: Theotokion, Tone 6 (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 7; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Forerunner; N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe; Hymns of Ascents; and Prokimenon, Tone 7.

Matins Gospel 5, Luke 24:12-35 (113).

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.

Cross & Resurrection 2 Glory, O Lord, to Thy precious Cross and Resurrection

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Forerunner 6 Holy Great John, Forerunner of the Lord, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 7.

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Rejoice with splendor), Ikos, and Sessional hymn of the Forerunner (From heaven Gabriel come down); G/N: Theotokion (O pure and all-immaculate one).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.  

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Forerunner (The glorious conception of the Forerunner); N: Resurrectional Theotokion.

Praises, Tone 7, on 8: Resurrection 4; Forerunner 4 (Creation rejoiceth in thy conception with the doxasticon (Elizabeth conceived) and the final two Psalm verses: And thou, O child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High. & That we might serve Him in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Forerunner; Kontakion: Forerunner & Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos: 6; Forerunner: 4, from Ode 3.

After the entrance: Troparia & Kontakia as in Appendix I, B.

Prokimenon, Tone 7: The Lord will give strength unto His people. & Tone 7: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord.

Epistle: II Cor. 6:1-10 (181); Gal. 4:22-31 (210 mid).

Alleluia, Tone 7 & 4.

Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 (17); Luke 1:5-25 (2).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.