Ss. Cyril and Methodius

Monday of the 4th Week after Pascha


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 1, on 8: Paralytic: 3 (O all-glorious wonder); Saints 5 (With what wreaths of praise); G: Saints (Come, ye who love the feasts of the Church); N: Paralytic (At the Sheep’s Pool a man lay infirm).

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

3 Readings for the Saints.

Litia: Temple; Saints (Ye shone forth, taken from the Vespers Aposticha); G/N: Paralytic (Seeing Thee, the paralytic – from the Doxasticon at the Praises ay Matins).

Aposticha: Saints (Ye shone forth); G: Saints (Rejoice, O sacred pair); N: Paralytic (O compassionate Christ).

Troparia: Saints x2 (As ones equal in character to the Apostles); O Theotokos and Virgin x1.


Matins: Choir: Christ is risen x3.

Reader: Glory to God in the highest; and the Six Psalms as usual.

God is the Lord, Tone 3; Troparia of the Resurrection (Let the heavens be glad) x2; G: Saints (As ones equal in character to the Apostles); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden).

After the first Kathisma: Sessional hymn Pentecostarion (Those who were paralyzed   written as Sessional Hymn after second reading in Pentecostarion); G/N: repeat.

After second Kathisma: Sessional hymns of the Saints; G/N: Paralytic (Those who were paralyzed).

Polyeleos and Magnification of the Saints: We magnify you, O Equals-of-the-Apostles Methodius and Cyril, who have enlightened all the Slavic lands by your teaching and brought them to Christ.  Psalm verse: The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaimeth the work of His hands.

Sessional hymns of the Saints (Come ye, and with praises let us honor); G/N: Paralytic (Those who were paralyzed).

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

Prokimenon of the Saints, Tone 4: Thy priests shall be clothed with righteousness.

Matins Gospel: John 10:1-9 (§35 mid).


Having beheld the resurrection x1; Psalm 50; G: Through the prayers of the holy Equals-of-the-Apostles, Methodius and Cyril; N: Through the prayers of the Theotokos; Have mercy on me, O God; Sticheron of the Saints in the Menaion (Come ye who love the feasts of the Church). Save, O God, Thy people.

Canon:   Paralytic               6             Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee.

               Saints                   8             Holy Equals-of-the-Apostles, Methodius and Cyril, pray to God for us.


Irmos of Paralytic (twice): Wondrous art Thou, O God.

Katavasia: It is the day of resurrection.


After Ode 3, Kontakion (As of old Thou didst raise the paralytic) and Ikos of Paralytic; Sessional hymn of the Saints (Thou didst liken the holy consubstantial Trinity to the Sun); G/N: Paralytic (A word alone made strong the paralytic – see the sessional hymn for Matins of Paralytic).

After Ode 6, Kontakion (Let us honor our sacred pair of enlighteners) and Ikos of the Saints.

At Ode 9, More Honorable. 


Exapostilarion: Saints (Celebrating your memory); G/N: Paralytic (The sovereign man-befriending Lord).   

Praises, Tone 3, on 6: Pentecostarion 3 (Beholding the power of signs and wonders – from the Matins Aposticha); Saints 3 (O divinely wise Cyril and Methodius); G: Saints (O ye people, piously celebrating); N: Paralytic (Jesus went up to the Sheep’s Pool).

After the Great Doxology: Troparia: Troparia of the Resurrection (Let the heavens be glad); G: Saints (As ones equal in character to the Apostles); N: Resurrectional Theotokion, Tone 4 (The mystery hidden); the two remaining Litanies and Resurrectional Dismissal; First Hour.


Hours: Troparion: Resurrection, Tone 3; G: Saints; Kontakion: Paralytic & Saints, alternating.


Liturgy: The beginning, as on St. Thomas Sunday. Beatitudes on 8, from the Canon of Paralytic: 4, from Ode 1; and Saints: 4, from Ode 6.

After the entrance, the Troparia: Resurrection, Tone 3; Saints; G: Kontakion of the Saints; N: Paralytic.

Prokimenon, Tone 1: Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us. & Tone 7: Precious in the sight of the Lord.

Epistle: Acts 10:1-16 (§24); Heb. 7:26-8:2 (§318).

Alleluia, Tone 5 (see previous Sunday Liturgy) & Tone 2.

Gospel: John 6:56-69 (§24); Matt. 5:14-19 (§11).

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. & In everlasting remembrance.

And the rest as on St. Thomas Sunday.