The Sunday of the Blind man

Tone 5


Great Vespers: Priest: Glory to the Holy. Choir: Amen.

Priest: Christ is risen 2 ˝ times. The Choir sings: And upon those in the tombs bestowing life.

Blessed is the man.

Lord I have Cried, Tone 5, on 10: Resurrection 7; Blind Man 3 (He that was born blind); G: Blind Man (Passing by on the way); N: Sunday Dogmatic (Once, the image of the Bride who knoweth not wedlock).

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

Aposticha: The sticheron of the Resurrection 1 (With sounds of hymnody do we magnify Thee); The Paschal Stichera, with its verses; G: Pentecostarion (O Christ God, Thou spiritual Sun of Righteousness); N: Pascha (It is the day of resurrection) and Christ is risen x1.

Troparia: O Theotokos and Virgin x3.


Matins: Choir: Christ is risen x3.

Reader: Glory to God in the highest; and the 6 psalms as usual.

God is the Lord, Tone 5; Troparia: Resurrection x2; G/N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 5 (Rejoice, impassible gate of the Lord).

After each Kathisma, Sessional hymns from the Pentecostarion.

Blessed are the Blameless; The Evlogitaria (The assembly of angels was amazed).

Hypakoe, Hymns of Ascent, and Prokimenon in tone of the week.

Matins Gospel 8, John 20:11-18 (§64).

Having beheld the resurrection x3; 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: Pascha (with the 2 Theotokia)          8              Christ is risen from the dead.

                Blind Man                                             6              Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

                Irmos: It is the day of resurrection.

                Katavasia: Let us sing unto the only Savior and God.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (Thou didst descend into the tomb) and Ikos of Pascha; Sessional hymn from the Pentecostarion (As the Master and Fashioner of all things passed by).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Blinded in the eyes of my soul) and Ikos from the Pentecostarion

At Ode 9, we do not sing More Honorable; but instead we immediately begin the Irmos of the ninth Ode (Shine, shine), with the refrain Christ is risen, and rest as at the previous odes.

Holy is the Lord, our God.   

Exapostilaria: Pascha (Having fallen asleep); G: Pentecostarion (Enlighten my noetic eyes); N: Pentecostarion (Along the way, our Savior found).

Praises, Tone 5, on 8: Resurrection: 7; Blind Man: 1 (O Christ God, Who by Thy bowels of mercy…Preceded by the psalm verse: Look upon me, and have mercy on me) G: Blind Man (Who can tell of Thy mighty acts, O Christ); N: Most blessed art thou. After the Great Doxology, Troparion: Today is salvation; the two remaining Litanies and Sunday dismissal; after the dismissal: G/N: 8th Gospel Sticheron (The tears of Mary were not shed in vain); followed by First Hour.


The Hours: Troparia: Resurrection; Kontakion: Blind Man.


Liturgy: The beginning, as on St. Thomas Sunday.

Beatitudes on 8, Tone 5, from the Pentecostarion: 4; Blind Man 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance: Troparion of the Resurrection (Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word); G: Kontakion of the Blind Man (Blinded in the eyes of my soul); N: Pascha (Thou didst descend into the tomb).

Prokimenon, Tone 8: Make your vows.

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34 (§38).

Alleluia, Tone 8.

Gospel: John 9:1-38 (§34).

Instead of It is truly meet, we sing the refrain The angel cried, with the Irmos of the ninth Ode of Pascha (Shine, shine).

Communion Hymn: Receive ye the body of Christ. & Praise the Lord from the heavens.

And the rest as on St. Thomas Sunday.