The Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee / Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord

Tone 4


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 10: Octoechos 4; Triodion 3 (Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee); Afterfeast 3 (Open wide, ye gates of heaven – Menaion, February 8, from the Vespers Aposticha); G: Triodion (Almighty Lord ); Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon, Tone 6: The Lord is King.

Aposticha: Octoechos, G: Triodion (Mine eyes are weighed down), N: Afterfeast (The Ancient of days).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Feast (Rejoice, thou who art full of grace) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; 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 4.

Matins Gospel 4, Luke 24:1-12 (§112).

Having beheld the Resurrection; Psalm 50; G: The doors of repentance; N: Guide me in the paths of salvation; Have mercy on me, O God; When I think of the multitude of evil things I have done. Save, O God, Thy people.


Canon:   Resurrection        4             Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord.

               Theotokos            2             O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

               Triodion               4             Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me.

               Feast                     4             Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

               Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 4.

               Katavasia: The Sun once shone with its rays.              


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Thou Who didst sanctify the Virgin’s womb by Thy birth) and Ikos of the Feast; Sessional hymn of the Triodion (Humility exalted the Publican); G: Triodion (In days of old); N: Afterfeast (He Who is with the Father – Menaion, February 8).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (As the Publican) and Ikos of the Triodion.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection, G: Triodion (Let us flee from the wicked boasting of the Pharisee); N: Feast (Set by the Spirit in the sanctuary).

Praises, Tone 4, on 8: Octoechos 4; Feast 4 (The pure one – from the Matins Aposticha, with the Doxasticon (Examine ye the Scriptures) and the Psalm verses); G: Triodion (O Lord, Thou hast condemned the Pharisee); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal. After the dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; First Hour.


Hours: Troparion: Resurrection, G: Feast; Kontakion: Feast and Triodion, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos 4; Triodion 4, from Ode 6; Feast 4, from Ode 8.

After the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection; Feast; G: Kontakion of the Triodion; N: Kontakion of the Feast.

Prokimenon, Tone 4: How magnified are Thy works O Lord. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: II Tim. 3:10-15 (§296).  

Alleluia, Tone 4 & Tone 8 (of the Tone of the Week & Feast).

Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 (§89).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain O Virgin Theotokos, thou hope of Christians, with the Irmos of the Ninth Ode of the canon of the Feast (In the shadow and the letter of the Law).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & I will take the cup of salvation.

Resurrectional Dismissal.