Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy, Matins and Vespers

Jan 21; Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, Tone 8; Our Venerable Father Maximus the Confessor (662); the Holy Martyr Neophytus (284-305); the Holy Martyrs Eugene, Candidus, Valerian, and Aquilas

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, during this spiritual service, we sing to You these evening prayers, commemorating the mercy You have...

Jan 14; Zacchaeus Sunday, Tone 7; Leave-taking of the Feast of the Holy Theophany; Our Venerable Fathers Massacred in Sinai and Rhaithu (c. 370); the Repose of the Holy Equal-to-the Apostles Nina, Enlightener of Georgia

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 7 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Come, let us rejoice in the Lord, Who destroyed the power of death and enlightened the human race; and let us...

Jan 10; Post-feast of Theophany; Holy Martyrs of Pratulyn; Our Holy Father Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa (after 394); the Venerable Dometian, Bishop of Miletene (582-602); Our Venerable Father Marcian, Presbyter and Econome of the Great Church (450-57)

VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Divine ones who were witnesses of God, His disciples and ministers of His great mystery, you received the grace of healing, and cure the...

December 31, 2017; Sunday after the Nativity of Christ; Octoechos Tone 5; The Leave-taking of the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, Christmas; Our Venerable Mother Melania the Roman (439)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 5 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. With Your precious Cross, O Christ, You have put the Devil to shame. With Your Resurrection You have deadened...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017; Post-feast of the Nativity of Christ; the Holy Apostle, First Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen; Our Venerable Father and Confessor Theodore the “Branded One” (844)

Antiphon 1 I will confess You, Lord, with all my heart,* I will declare all Your wondrous deeds. Through the prayers of the Mother of God,* O Saviour, save us. In the council of the just and the congregation,* great are the works of the Lord, conforming to His will in...

December 17, 2017; Sunday of the Holy Ancestors; Octoechos Tone 3; The Holy Prophet Daniel, the Three Holy Youths Ananiah (Ananias), Azariah (Azarias) and Mishael (Misael) (6th century BC)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 3 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. By Your Cross, O Christ our Saviour, the power of Death has been vanquished and the deceit of the devil has been...

December 09; Conception of St. Anna

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! The barren Anna leaped for joy when she gave birth to Mary the Virgin who in turn will give birth in the flesh to God...

November 26, 2017; Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 8; Our Venerable Father Alypius the Stylite (610-41); James the Hermit (457); The Blessing of the Church of the Holy Great-Martyr George which is in Kiev, before the Gates of Holy Wisdom Cathedral (1019-54)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, during this spiritual service, we sing to You these evening prayers, commemorating the mercy You have...

November 12; Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 6; The Holy Priest-Martyr Josaphat, Archbishop of Polotsk (1623); John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria (619); Nil the Faster (430); Passing into Eternal Life (1950) of Blessed Hryhoriy (Gregory) Lakota, Auxiliary Bishop of Peremyshl and Confessor

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, You won the victory over Hades, You ascended the Cross so that You might raise up with Yourself all...

October 29, 2017; Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 4; The Holy Venerable-Martyr Anastasia (249-51); the Passing of Our Venerable Father Abraham, Archimandrite and Wonderworker of Rostov (11th c.)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. We never cease to adore Your life-giving Cross, O Christ our God, And we glorify Your resurrection on the third...

Oct 18 – Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! What shall we call you, Apostle? Heaven, for you have made an account of the glory of God for us. Lightning, for you illumine the world with radiance. A cloud, for you...

October 15, 2017 – Commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council; Octoechos Tone 2; Venerable Father Euthymius the Younger, the Holy Venerable-Martyr Lucian, Priest of Great Antioch (312)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Come, let us adore God the Word, Who was born of the Father before all ages, and was incarnate of the Virgin...

October 6, 2017; Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas

  GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Your hand probed the side of the Lord, finding the perfection of all goodness and...

September 1, 2017 Beginning of the Indiction, that is, the New Year; Commemoration of our holy Father Symeon the Stylite and his mother, Martha; Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God of Miasenes

Texts for Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 1, 2017. VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. We pray to the Creator today, with the words given us by Christ, who taught us to pray each day: Our...

September 3, 2017 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 4; Holy Priest-Martyr Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedia (303); Our Venerable Father Theoctistus, Fellow-Ascetic of the Great Euthymius (467)

Texts for Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 3, 2017. GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. We never cease to adore Your life-giving Cross, O...

August 5, 2017 The Fore-feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Commemoration of the Consecration of the Holy Resurrection Patriarchal Sobor; Holy Martyr Eusignius (360-63)

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Come, let us go up with Jesus as He ascends the holy mountain; there we shall hear the voice of the living God: the Father Who is...

July 23, 2017 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 6; Holy Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus and those with them (284-305); Miracle of the Pochaiv Icon of the Mother of God against the Invaders (1675)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. O Christ, You won the victory over Hades, You ascended the Cross so that You might raise up with Yourself all...

July 20, 2017 The Holy and Glorious Prophet Elias

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is taken. At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! O all-compassionate Word, You carried Elias the Tishbite away from the earth in a chariot of fire. Through his...

June 27, 2017 Bishop-Martyr Nykolai (Nicholas) Charnetsky and the Twenty-Seven Other New Blesseds of the Church of Rus’-Ukraine Beatified in 2001; Our Venerable Father Samson, Host of Strangers (527-65)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “Blessed is the man” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Placing all your hope upon God, you accepted the covenant of the Heavenly Teacher, Who said: “Let not your hearts be troubled!”...