The Sunday of the Prodigal Son / Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord

Tone 2


Note: The service for St. Symeon the God-Receiver is chanted at Compline.


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 2, on 10: Octoechos 4; Triodion 3 (I was entrusted with a sinless and living land); Afterfeast 3 (The Creator of all – Menaion, February 3); G: Triodion (Of what great blessings in my wretchedness); Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

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

Aposticha: Octoechos, G: Triodion (I have wasted the wealth), N: Afterfeast (Today, He Who gave the law to Moses).

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


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 2; Troparia: Resurrection x2, G/N: Feast.

After each Kathisma, Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos; By the waters of Babylon; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 2.

Matins Gospel 2, Mark 16:1-8 (§70).

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 2.

               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 (Make haste to open unto me Thy fatherly embrace); G/N: Afterfeast (Rejoicing, the sacred Symeon took Thee up).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Having foolishly abandoned Thy paternal glory) and Ikos of the Triodion.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection, G: Triodion (The wealth of grace that Thou hast given me); N: Feast (Set by the Spirit in the sanctuary).

Praises, Tone 2, on 8: Octoechos 4; Feast 4 (Take up in thine arms the Creator of all – from the Matins Aposticha, with the Doxasticon (The sacred Virgin brought the Sacred One) and the Psalm verses); G: Triodion (O loving Father); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Having risen; 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 1.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 2: The Lord is my strength and my song. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: I Cor. 6:12-20 (§135).

Alleluia, Tone 2 & Tone 8 (Verses of the Octoechos and Feast).

Gospel: Luke 15:11-32 (§79).

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.