The Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare) / Afterfeast of the Meeting of the Lord

Tone 3


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 3, on 10: Octoechos 3; Triodion 4 (When Thou shalt come, O righteous Judge); Afterfeast 3 (The Creator of all – Menaion, February 6); G: Triodion (When the thrones are set); N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

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

Aposticha: Octoechos, G: Triodion (Alas, black soul!); N: Afterfeast (The Ancient of days, having become a babe).

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


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 3; 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, in the tone of the week.

Matins Gospel 3, Mark 16:9-20 (§71).

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.

               Triodion               6             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 3.

               Katavasia: He is for me unto salvation [in the Triodion].          


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 (I think upon the fearful day); G: Triodion (In the valley of lamentation); N:  Afterfeast (Thou didst become a babe).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (When Thou, O God, shalt come) and Ikos of the Triodion.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.


Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Resurrection, Triodion (As I ponder); G: Triodion (Behold there comes the day); N: Feast (Set by the Spirit in the sanctuary).

Praises, Tone 3: Octoechos 4; Feast 4 (Today, the Savior – from the Matins Aposticha, with the doxasticon (Great and awesome is the mystery) and the psalm verses); then the verse: Arise, O Lord my God, let Thy hand be lifted high: forget not Thy paupers unto the end; and the sticheron of the Triodion (Let us cleanse ourselves); G: Triodion (Let us cleanse ourselves); 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 7.

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

Prokimenon, Tone 3, Great is our Lord, and great is His strength. & Tone 3: My soul doth magnify the Lord.

Epistle: I Cor. 8:8-9:2 (§140).

Alleluia, Tone 8 (Verses of the Triodion and Feast).

Gospel: Matt. 25:31-46 (§106).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain O Virgin Theotokos, thou hope of Christians, with the Irmos of the Feast, Ninth Ode (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.


IT SHOULD BE KNOWN that from this day until Saturday of the 6th week, the aposticha stichera from the Octoechos are not used, but instead the idiomela in the Triodion are sung.