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:...