The Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare)

Tone 7


Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 7, on 10: Octoechos 6; Triodion 4 (When Thou shalt come, O righteous Judge); 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: Theotokion, Tone 8 (O unwedded Virgin).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 7; Troparia: Resurrection x2, G/N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 7 (As thou art the treasury).

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 7.

Matins Gospel 7, John 20:1-10 (63).

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 8 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 7.

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


At Ode 3, Sessional hymn of the Triodion (I think upon the fearful day); G: Triodion (In the valley of lamentation); N: Theotokion (O Theotokos Virgin).

At 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: Triodion (As I call to mind the hour).

Praises, Tone 7: Octoechos 5; Triodion 4 (I think upon that day and hour with the Psalm verses given in the Triodion); 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 Sunday Dismissal. After the Dismissal: G/N: Gospel Sticheron; followed by First Hour.


Hours: Troparion (only one): Resurrection; Kontakion: Triodion


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10: Octoechos 6; Triodion 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance: In a Temple of the Lord: Troparion of the Resurrection; G/N: Kontakion of the Triodion.

In a Temple of the Theotokos: Troparion of the Resurrection; Temple; G: Kontakion of the Triodion; N: Kontakion of the Temple.

In a Temple of a saint: Troparion of the Resurrection; Temple; G: Kontakion of the Temple; N: Kontakion of the Triodion.

Prokimenon Tone 3, Great is our Lord, and great is His strength, and of His understanding there is no measure.

Epistle: I Cor. 8:8-9:2 (140).

Alleluia, Tone 8.

Gospel: Matt. 25:31-46 (106).

Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens; & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous. Resurrectional Dismissal.


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