New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth

4th Sunday after Pentecost / Tone 3


Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 3, on 10: Octoechos 4; Martyr 6 (O divinely wise Elizabeth); G: Martyr (Thou didst offer thy blood to Christ); N: Sunday Dogmatic in the tone of the week.

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

3 Readings for the Martyr.

Litia: Sticheron of the Temple and the stichera of the Martyr (O divinely wise Elizabeth).

Aposticha: Octoechos; G: Martyr (We honor thee); N: Theotokion, Tone 8 (O unwedded Virgin).

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x2; Martyr (Causing meekness) x1


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 3; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G: Martyr; N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns from the Octoechos.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Martyr: We magnify thee, O venerable passion-bearer Elizabeth, and we honor thy venerable sufferings, which thou didst endure for Christ; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe of the Tone, all Sessional hymns of the Martyr.

Hymns of Ascents, and Prokimenon Tone 3.

Matins Gospel 4, Luke 24:1-12 (112).

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.

Theotokos 2 O Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Martyr 8 Venerable-martyr Elizabeth, pray to God for us.

Irmos of the Canon of the Resurrection, Tone 3.

Katavasia, I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Taking up the Cross of Christ), Ikos, and Sessional hymns of the Martyr (O passion-bearer); G/N: Theotokion (When I must needs stand).

After Ode 6, Kontakion and Ikos of the Resurrection.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Holy is the Lord, our God.

Exapostilaria: Resurrection; G: Martyr (Strengthened by the Cross of thy Lord); N: Resurrectional Theotokion

Praises, Tone 3, on 8: Resurrection 4; Martyr 4 (Making thyself steadfast with doxasticon (Assembling today) and the final two psalm verses: Wondrous is God in His saints, the God of Israel. & In congregations bless ye God, the Lord from the well-springs of Israel); G: Gospel Sticheron; N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, the Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; G: Martyr; Kontakion: Martyr and Resurrection, alternating.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 10 Octoechos 6; Martyr 4, from Ode 3.

After the entrance: Troparia & Kontakia as in Appendix I, A.

Prokimenon, Tone 3: O chant unto our God, chant ye. & Tone 7: For Thy sake, O Lord, are we slain all the day long.

Epistle: Rom. 6:18-23 (93); Rom. 8:28-39 (99).

Alleluia, Tone 3 & Tone 1.

Gospel: Matt. 8:5-13 (25); John 15:17-16:2 (52).

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

Resurrectional Dismissal.