The Sunday of the Holy Fathers
30th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 5
Vespers: Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Octoechos 4; Forefeast 3 (The never-setting Sun); Fathers 3 (Unto the ends of the earth); G: Fathers (Daniel, the man of divine desires); N: Forefeast (Splendidly adorn thyself, O cave).
Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 6: The Lord is King.
3 Readings for the Fathers.
Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Fathers (Rejoice, ye honorable prophets); N: Forefeast (Behold, the hour of our salvation hath arrived).
Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Fathers (Great are the achievements of faith) x1.
Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Fathers; N: Forefeast (Make ready, O Bethlehem! – from the Menaion, December 21st).
After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.
Blessed are the blameless; Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).
Hypakoe, Tone 5, Sessional hymn of the Fathers (With hymns let us all praise); G/N: Theotokion (Like the widow).
Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon, Tone 5.
Matins Gospel 8, John 20:11-18 (§64).
Having beheld the resurrection; Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the apostles; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Jesus having risen. Save, O God, Thy people.
Canon: Resurrection 4 Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord.
Forefeast 4 Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.
Fathers 6 Holy Fathers, pray to God for us.
Irmos of the canon of the Resurrection, Tone 5.
After Ode 3, Hypakoe of the Fathers (An Angel bedewed the children).
After Ode 6, Kontakion (Be glad, O Bethlehem!) and Ikos of the Fathers.
At Ode 9, More Honorable.
Holy is the Lord, our God.
Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Fathers (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob); N: Forefeast (Wondrous hath this been).
Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Octoechos 4; Fathers 4 (Lift up thy voice, O Zion – with the psalm verses in the Menaion); G: Fathers (The compilation of the teachings of the Law); 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; followed by First Hour.
Hours: Troparia: Resurrection, G: Fathers & Forefeast, alternating; Kontakion: Fathers & Forefeast (from the Menaion, December 21st (Beholding Him Who holdeth the whole world in His hands)), alternating.
Liturgy: Beatitudes on 12, Octoechos: 4; Fathers: 4, Ode 3; Forefeast: 4, Ode 6.
After the entrance: Troparia Resurrection; Fathers; Forefeast; G: Kontakion of the Fathers; N: Kontakion of the Forefeast.
Prokimenon, Tone 4: Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Epistle: Heb. 11:9-10,17-23,32-40 (§328).
Alleluia, Tone 4.
Gospel: Matt. 1:1-25 (§1).
Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord in the heavens. & Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.