The Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee / St. Alexis of Moscow

Tone 5


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 3; Triodion 3 (Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee); Hierarch 4 (Rejoice, O great and all-honorable hierarch); G: Triodion (Almighty Lord ); Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

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

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple; Triodion 1 (O ye faithful, let us hate the boastful words of the Pharisee from the Praises at Matins); G: Hierarch (When thou didst return from the Khan); N: Triodion (Understanding, O my soul).

Aposticha: Octoechos, G: Hierarch (O good servant, faithful husbandman); N: Triodion (Mine eyes are weighed down).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Hierarch (Hastening to thy precious shrine) x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2, G: Hierarch (Hastening to thy precious shrine); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 8 (O Good One).

After each Kathisma, Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos; Magnification of the Hierarchs: We magnify thee, O holy hierarch Alexis, and we honor thy holy memory; for thou dost pray for us to Christ our God; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe of the Tone; all the Sessional hymns of the Hierarch.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 5.

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

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.

Hierarch (first canon) 4 Holy hierarch father Alexis, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.

After Ode 3, Kontakion (O all ye people), Ikos & Sessional hymn of the Hierarch (Prone to the weakness); G: Hierarch (In God-pleasing manner); N: Sessional hymn of the Triodion (Humility exalted the Publican).

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: Hierarch (The grace of the Holy Spirit), N: Triodion (Let us flee from the wicked boasting of the Pharisee).

Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Octoechos 4; Hierarch (What shall we call thee with the Doxasticon (O man of God) and the final two psalm verses: The saints shall boast in glory, and they shall rejoice upon their beds. & Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice); 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 Sunday Dismissal. After the dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection, G: Hierarch; Kontakion: Hierarch & Triodion, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12: Octoechos 4; Triodion 4, from Ode 3; Hierarch 4.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 5, Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: II Tim. 3:10-15 (296); Heb. 13:17-21 (335).

Alleluia, Tone 5 & Tone 4.

Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 (89); Luke 6:17-23 (24).

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