Texts for Liturgical Services: Divine Liturgy, Vespers and Matins

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Sept 9, 2018; Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross, Tone 7; Post-feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God; Holy and Righteous Forebears of God Joachim and Anna; the Holy Martyr Severian (321-23)

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...

September 1, 2018 – 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

GREAT 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 Father who art in heaven, give us this day our daily bread,...

August 5, 2018 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 2; 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). Dormition Fast

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...

July 22, 2018 – Commemoration of the First Six Ecumenical Councils, Tone 8; the Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene; Return of the Relics of the Priest-Martyr Phocas

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man...” is sung. At Psalm 140 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...

July 15, 2018 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 7; the Holy Grand Prince Vladimir (Volodymyr), Equal-to-the-Apostles, Named Basil at Holy Baptism (1015); Holy Martyrs Cyricus and Julitta, His Mother

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...

June 27, 2018 – 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!”...

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...