The Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 1, on 8: Apostle 8 (The beholder of ineffable revelations); G: Apostle (O ye of the race of man); N: Sunday Dogmatic, Tone 2 (The shadow of the law).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 8: Behold now, bless ye the Lord. 3 Readings for the Apostle.

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple and the stichera of the Apostle (Rivers of Theology); G: Apostle (Reclining against the breast of Christ); N: Theotokion (The Son Who with the Father).

Aposticha: Apostle (Theologizing concerning the Son); G: Apostle (O apostle of Christ); N: Theotokion (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: Apostle (O beloved apostle of Christ God) x2; O Theotokos and Virgin x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 2; Troparia: Apostle x2; G/N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 2 (All of thy most glorious mysteries).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Apostle.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Apostle: We magnify thee, O holy apostle and evangelist John the theologian, and we honor thy pains and labors whereby thou hadst labored in the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ. Psalm verse: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands.

Sessional hymn of the Apostle (Reclining against the breast of Jesus); G/N: Theotokion (Let us hymn the portal of heaven).

Hymns of Ascents, First Antiphon, Tone 4: From my youth.

Prokimenon of the Apostle, Tone 4: Their sound hath gone forth.

Matins Gospel: John 21:15-25 (67).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the apostle and evangelist John the Theologian; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Apostle (O virgin theologian). Save, O God, Thy people.


Canon: Theotokos 6 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Apostle (both canons) 8 Holy apostle and evangelist John the Theologian, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Theotokos (The desert the barren Church of the nations).

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Sessional hymns of the Apostle (Having reclined); G/N: Theotokion (Having fallen into perils).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Who can recount thy mighty works) and Ikos of the Apostle.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Apostle (O blessed virgin theologian); G: Apostle (As a son of thunder); N: Theotokion (Standing before the Cross).

Praises, Tone 8, on 4: Apostle 4 (Illumined with the beauties); G: Apostle (O evangelist John); N: Theotokion (O Mistress). After the Great Doxology, the Troparion of the Apostle; G/N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 2 (All of thy most glorious mysteries); the two remaining Litanies and Daily Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparion: Apostle; Kontakion: Apostle.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8: From the canon of the Apostle: 4 from Ode 3, first canon; and 4 from Ode 6, second canon.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 8: Their sound hath gone forth.

Epistle: I John 4:12-19 (73 mid).

Alleluia, Tone 1.

Gospel: John 19:25-27,21:24-25 (61).

Communion Hymn: Their sound hath gone forth. Daily Dismissal.