The Holy Glorious Prophet Elijah

Great Vespers: Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 1, on 8: Prophet 8 (In word and deed); G: Prophet (Come, let us all hasten); N: Dogmatic Theotokion, Tone 6 (Who doth not call thee blessed).

Entry; O Gladsome Light; Prokimenon of the day, Tone 8: Behold now, bless ye the Lord.

3 Readings for the Prophet.

Litia: Temple and Prophet (O blessed prophet); G: Prophet (O, the commands); N: Theotokion (O Theotokos, thou art the true vine).

Aposticha: Prophet (Elijah, the most wondrous prophet); G: Prophet (O prophet, preacher of Christ); N: Theotokion, Tone 6 (Christ the Lord).

Troparia: Prophet x2 (The angel in the flesh); O Theotokos and Virgin x1.


Matins: God is the Lord, Tone 4; Troparia: Prophet x2; G/N: Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After each Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Prophet.

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Prophet: We magnify thee, O Prophet Elijah the glorious, and we honor thy fiery ascent in the flesh into heaven. Psalm verse: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord; in His commandments shall he great delight.

Sessional hymns of the Prophet (Being a lover of wisdom); G/N: Theotokion (All of us, the generation of men).

Hymns of Ascents, First Antiphon, Tone 4: From my youth.

Prokimenon of the Prophet, Tone 4: Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.

Matins Gospel: Luke 4:22-30 (14).

Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the Prophet Elijah; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Prophet (On a fiery chariot). Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon: Theotokos* 6 Most holy Theotokos, save us.

Prophet (both canons) 8 Holy prophet of God, Elijah, pray to God for us.

Irmos: Having passed through the water as on dry land.

Katavasia: I shall open my mouth.


After Ode 3, Sessional Hymn of the Prophet (O ye faithful); G/N: Theotokion (Having fallen into subtle temptations).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (O prophet, foreseer) and Ikos of the Prophet.

At Ode 9, More Honorable.

Exapostilarion: Prophet (The Light Who showed); G: Prophet (Thou wast caught up); N: Theotokion (Thou wast the author).

Praises, Tone 8: Prophet 6 (O wondrous prophet); G: Prophet (O ye faithful); N: Theotokion (O Mistress). After the Great Doxology: Troparion of the Prophet; G/N: Theotokion (The mystery hidden). 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: Prophet; Kontakion: Prophet.


Liturgy: Beatitudes on 8: From the canon of the Prophet, 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 4: Thou art a priest forever.

Epistle: James 5:10-20 (57).

Alleluia, Tone 4.

Gospel: Luke 4:22-30 (14).

Communion Hymn: In everlasting remembrance.