St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 6, on 8: Hierarch 8 (Let us hymn John); G: Hierarch (Having assembled today); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 2 (The shadow of the law).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 7: O God, my helper art Thou.

3 Readings for the Hierarch.

Litia: Temple and Hierarch (When thou wast yet a child).

Aposticha: Hierarch (Keeping vigil); G: Hierarch (Thou wast truly a model); N: Theotokion in the Menaion, Tone 6 (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: Hierarch (Lo, thy care for thy flock) x2; O Theotokos and Virgin x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Hierarch x2; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 2 (All of thy most glorious mysteries).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Hierarch.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Hierarch: We magnify thee, O holy hierarch father John, and we honor thy holy memory; for thou dost pray for us to Christ our God. Psalm verse: Hear this, all ye nations; give ear, all ye that inhabit the world.

Sessional hymns of the Hierarch (O excellent lover of the glory); G/N: Theotokion (Having assembled today).

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

Prokimenon of the Hierarch, Tone 4: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Matins Gospel: John 10:1-9 (35 (mid)).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the Holy Hierarch John; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Hierarch (The councils of the Orthodox rejoice today). Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon: Theotokos* 6 Most holy Theotokos, save us.

Hierarch 8 Holy hierarch father John, pray to God for us.

Irmos: Traversing the impassable, uncommon path of the sea dryshod.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Sessional Hymns of the Hierarch (Thy supplications, O father John); G/N: Theotokion (O Mother of God).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Following Christ, the Chief Shepherd) and Ikos of the Hierarch.

At Ode 9, More honorable.


Exapostilarion: Hierarch (Even though I have died); G/N: Theotokion (Celebrating, all the saints rejoice).

Praises, Tone 4: Hierarch 4 (O ye faithful, with thanksgiving); G: Hierarch (We confess thy wondrous aid); N: Theotokion (O Theotokos, Queen of all). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Hierarch; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 2 (All of thy most glorious mysteries); the two remaining Litanies, and the usual Dismissal of the day; First Hour.


*From the canon of the Theotokos from Matins of the Previous Sunday. But in a temple dedicated to the Lord or the Theotokos, 6 from the canon of the temple, with its Irmos.


Hours: Troparion: Hierarch; Kontakion: Hierarch


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

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

Prokimenon, Tone 1: My mouth shall speak wisdom.

Epistle: Heb. 7:26-8:2 (318).

Alleluia, Tone 2.

Gospel: John 10:9-16 (36).

Communion Hymn: In everlasting remembrance.