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.
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.