Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy, Matins and Vespers

July 07; Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday of All Saints of Rus’-Ukraine, Tone 3; Our Venerable Father Thomas of Maleum; and Acacius mentioned in The Ladder of Divine Ascent of Saint John Climacus

GREAT VESPERS 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 destroyed.* Therefore, mankind, saved by...

June 27; 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)

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...

Sunday, June 2; Seventh Sunday after Pascha. Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, Octoechos Tone 6; Our Holy Father Nicephorus the Confessor (829)

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma “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 those who...

April 13; 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:*...

Sunday, February 24; Meatfare Sunday, Tone 7; The First and Second Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist; Rank: All-Night Vigil

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...

Saturday, January 5 Theophany Eve

[Day of strict fast, abstinence from meat, dairy and eggs, and foods that contain these ingredients]. The Great Blessing of the Water is taken at the end of this service. The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil The Great is celebrated in the morning on January 6. The Great...

Jan 1, 2019; The Circumcision of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ; Our Father Among the Saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (379); Gregory of Nazianzis, father of Gregory the Theologian (374); Holy Martyr Basil of Ankyra (322)

GREAT VESPERS WITH LYTIA 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! In his love for mankind, the Saviour condescended and willed to be wrapped in swaddling clothes. Eight...

Dec 30, 2018; Sunday after the Nativity of Christ Commemoration of the Holy and Righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James, Brother of the Lord, Tone 7; the Holy Martyr Anysia (286-305); Holy Martyr and Presbyter, Zoticus, Protector of Orphans (4th c.)

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...