The Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Grand Prince Vladimir, Enlightener of Rus’
Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.
Lord I have Cried, Tone 4, on 8: Saint 8 (In word and deed); G: Saint (Come, let us all hasten); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 8 (In His love for mankind).
Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 1: Thy mercy, O Lord, shall pursue me.
3 Readings for the Saint.
Litia: Temple and Saint (Today the memory); G: Saint (Come ye, let us all hasten); N: Theotokion (Christ the Lord).
Aposticha: Saint (O all glorious wonder); G: Saint (Assembling today); N: Theotokion in the Menaion (O Mistress).
Troparia: Saint x2 (Thou wast like a merchant); O Theotokos and Virgin x1.
Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Saint x2; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).
After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Saint.
Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saint: We magnify thee, O holy Equal-of-the-Apostles Grand Prince Vladimir, and we honor thy holy memory, for thou didst trample down the idols, and enlighten with baptism the whole Russian land. Psalm verse: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands.
Sessional hymns of the Saint (Thou didst acquire); G: Saint (Go thou quickly); N: Theotokion (O Virgin Theotokos, who alone art pure).
Hymns of Ascents, First Antiphon, Tone 4: From my youth.
Prokimenon of the Saint, Tone 4: I have raised up one chosen out of My people.
Matins Gospel: John 10:9-16 (§36).
Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the Equal-of-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Saint (Assembling, let us praise Vladimir). Save, O God, Thy people.
Canon: Theotokos* 6 Most holy Theotokos, save us.
Saint 8 Holy Equal-of-the-Apostles, Grand Prince Vladimir, pray to God for us.
Irmos: Having passed through the water as on dry land.
After Ode 3, Sessional Hymn of the Saint (Ever keeping vigil in prayer); G/N: Theotokion (O pure Theotokos who knewest not wedlock).
After Ode 6, Kontakion (Like the Great Apostle Paul) and Ikos of the Saint.
At Ode 9, More Honorable.
Exapostilarion: Saint (With thy glorious grandmother Olga); G/N: Theotokion (O all-immaculate one).
Praises, Tone 4: Saint 4 (O Lord, Thou gavest Thy Cross); G: Saint (Thou didst receive); N: Theotokion, (All of my hope do I set on thee). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Saint; G/N: Theotokion (The mystery hidden from before the ages). The two remaining Litanies, and the usual Dismissal of the day. First hour.
*From the Supplicatory canon of the Theotokos: Distressed by many temptations.
Hours: Troparion: Saint; Kontakion: Saint.
Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8: From the canon of the Saint, 4 from Ode 3, first canon; and 4 from Ode 6, second canon.
After the entrance: Troparia & Kontakia as in Appendix I, C.
Prokimenon, Tone 3: O chant unto our God, chant ye.
Epistle: Gal. 1:11-19 (§200).
Alleluia, Tone 6.
Gospel: John 10:1-9 (§35).
Communion Hymn: In everlasting remembrance.
After the Liturgy: A Moleben is sung to St. Vladimir, with a procession around the
temple, where possible, and saying a few words about the importance of St.
Vladimir, who enlightened the