Texts for Liturgical Services: Divine Liturgy, Vespers and Matins

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Sunday, May 27 – Sunday of All Saints

GREAT VESPERS Kathsima “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 shown us...

Monday, May 21 – Monday of the Holy Spirit

VESPERS After the initial Amen, all kneel and sing in Tone 6: Heavenly King, Advocate, Spirit of Truth,* who are everywhere present and fill all things,* Treasury of Blessings, Bestower of Life,* come, and dwell within us;* cleanse us of all that defiles us,* and O...

Sunday, May 20 – Pentecost Sunday

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 1 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. Behold, we celebrate today the Feast of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit, the fulfilment of the promise and the realization of hope. How wonderful and...

May 10 – Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 6 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. The Lord ascended into heaven to send the Comforter into this world. The heavens prepared His throne and the clouds were His ladder; the angels marvelled at the...

May 09 – Leave-taking of Pascha; the Holy Apostle Simon the Zealot; the Transfer of the Relics (1087) of Our Holy Father Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra to Bari; Holy Prophet Isaiah (8th c. BC); Holy Martyr Christopher (249-51)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man” is taken. At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name. The man who was born blind from birth asked himself: Was I born blind because of the sin of my parents, or am I a...

April 23 – Great Martyr and Wonderworker George

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 8 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Most strange wonder! The Creator of all became a Beggar, clothing Himself in our fleshly nature. He wished to live with...

Saturday, March 24 – Lazarus Saturday

DIVINE LITURGY Troparia and Kontakia Troparion, Tone1: Assuring us before Your Passion of the general resurrection,* You raised Lazarus from the dead, o Christ God:* and so, like the children we also carry signs of victory* and cry to You, the conqueror of death:*...

March 25 – Palm Sunday: The Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem; Annunciation of Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary; Passing into Eternal Life (1944) of Blessed Omelian (Emil) Kovch, Priest of Peremyshliany and Martyr of Majdanek

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. Gabriel stood in your presence, O holy Virgin, and revealed the eternal plan to you. He greeted you and announced:...

Calendar

May 23, 2018
  • Post-feast of Pentecost; our Venerable Father and Confessor Michael, Bishop of Synada (826); Venerable Euphrosyne of Polotsk, Hegumena of the Monastery of the Holy Saviour (1173); Romans 1:18-27; Matthew 5:20-26;Fast-free day.

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May 24, 2018
  • Post-feast of Pentecost; our Venerable Father Simeon of the ?Mountain of Wonders? (596); Romans 1:28-2:9; Matthew 5:27-32;Fast-free day.

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May 25, 2018
  • Post-feast of Pentecost; the Third Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; Passing into Eternal Life (1951) of Blessed Mykola (Nicholas) Tsehelsky, Priest and Martyr; Romans 2:14-29; 2 Corinthians 4:6-15; Matthew 5:33-41; Matthew 11:2-15;Fast-free day.

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May 26, 2018
  • Leave-taking of Pentecost; the Holy Apostle Carpus, One of the Seventy Disciples; Romans 1:7-12; Matthew 5:42-48;Fast-free day.

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May 27, 2018
  • First Sunday after Pentecost. All Saints Sunday, Tone 8; the Holy Priest-Martyr Therapontus (254-59); Hebrews 11:33-12:2; Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30;

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May 28, 2018
  • Our Venerable Father Nicetas, Bishop of Chalcedon (716-40); Romans 2:28-3:18; Matthew 6:31-34; 7:9-11;Apostle's Fast.

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May 29, 2018
  • The Venerable-Martyr Theodosia the Virgin (286-305); Romans 4:4-12; Matthew 7:15-21;Apostle's Fast.

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May 30, 2018
  • Our Venerable Father Isaac, Hegumen of the Dalmatin Monastery (406-25); Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 7:21-23;Apostle's Fast. Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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May 31, 2018
  • Most Holy Eucharist; the Holy Apostle Hermas; the Holy Martyr Hermes (138-61); 1 Corinthians 11:23-32; John 6:48-54;Apostle's Fast.

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June 1, 2018
  • The Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher and those with him (Second century); Romans 5:17-6:2; Matthew 9:14-17;Apostle's Fast. Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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June 2, 2018
  • Our Holy Father Nicephorus the Confessor (829); Romans 3:19-26; Matthew 7:1-8;Apostle's Fast.

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June 3, 2018
  • Second Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 1; the Holy Martyr Lucillianus and those with him; Romans 2:10-16; Matthew 4:18-23;Apostle's Fast.

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June 4, 2018
  • Our Holy Father Metrophanes, Patriarch of Constantinople (312-37); Romans 7:1-13; Matthew 9:36-10:8;Apostle's Fast.

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June 5, 2018
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Dorotheus, Bishop of Tyre (361-63); the Holy Priest-Martyr Cosmas, Presbyter of Armenia (1707); Veneration of the Icon of the Mother of God, ?Of Ihor,? so called because it belonged to Ihor Olhovych, Prince of Kiev (+1147); Romans 7:14-8:2; Matthew 10:9-15;Apostle's Fast.

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June 6, 2018
  • Our Venerable Father Bessarion the Wonderworker (457-74); Venerable Hilarion the New (845-46); Romans 8:2-13; Matthew 10:16-22;Apostle's Fast. Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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June 7, 2018
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Theodotus of Ancyra (284-305); Romans 8:22-27; Matthew 10:23-31;Apostle's Fast.

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June 8, 2018
  • The Transfer of the Holy Relics of the Holy Great Martyr Theodore Tyro; Romans 9:6-19; Matthew 10:32-36; 11:1;Apostle's Fast. Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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June 9, 2018
  • Our Holy Father Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria (444); Romans 3:28-4:3; Matthew 7:24-8:4;Apostle's Fast.

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June 10, 2018
  • Third Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 2; the Holy Priest-Martyr Timothy, Bishop of Prussa (361-63); Romans 5:1-10; Matthew 6:22-33;Apostle's Fast.

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June 11, 2018
  • The Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas; Acts 11:19-30; Luke 10:16-21;Apostle's Fast.

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June 12, 2018
  • Our Venerable Father Onuphrius the Great (c. 337); Our Venerable Father Peter of Athos (892); Krystynopil? Icon of the Mother of God; Romans 10:11-11:2; Matthew 11:16-20;Apostle's Fast.

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June 13, 2018
  • The Holy Martyr Aquilina (286-305); Holy Triphillius, Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia) on Cyprus (343); Romans 11:2-12; Matthew 11:20-26;Apostle's Fast. Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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June 14, 2018
  • The Holy Prophet Elisha (9th c. BC); Our Holy Father Methodius, Patriarch of Constantinople (847); Romans 11:13-24; Matthew 11:27-30;Apostle's Fast.

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June 15, 2018
  • The Holy Prophet Amos (8th c. BC); Venerable Jerome, Presbyter of Stridonium (420); Romans 11:25-36; Matthew 12:1-8;Apostle's Fast. Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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June 16, 2018
  • Our Holy Father and Wonderworker Tychon of Amathus (408-50); Romans 6:11-17; Matthew 8:14-23;Apostle's Fast.

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June 17, 2018
  • Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday of All Saints of Rus'-Ukraine, Tone 3; the Holy Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ismael; Our Venerable Father Hypatius, Hegumen of Ruphenia (446); Romans 6:18-23; 8:28-39; Matthew 8:5-13; 5:1-16;Apostle's Fast.

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June 18, 2018
  • The Holy Martyr Leontius (69-79); Romans 12:4-5, 15-21; Matthew 12:9-13;Apostle's Fast.

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June 19, 2018
  • The Holy Apostle Jude, Brother of the Lord According to the Flesh; Jude 1:1-10; John 14:21-24;Apostle's Fast.

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June 20, 2018
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Methodius, Bishop of Patara (311); Romans 15:7-16; Matthew 12:38-45;Apostle's Fast. Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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June 21, 2018
  • The Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus (284-305); Romans 15:17-29; Matthew 12:46-13:3;Apostle's Fast.

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June 22, 2018
  • The Holy Priest-Martyr Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata (379-80); Romans 16:1-16; Matthew 13:3-9;Apostle's Fast. Abstinence from meat and foods that contain meat.

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