Texts for Liturgical Services: Divine Liturgy, Vespers and Matins

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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...

Sunday after the Nativity of Christ Commemoration of the Holy and Righeous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James, Brother of the Lord. Octoechos Tone 4; The Holy Children who were murdered by Herod in Bethlehem; Our Venerable Father Marcellus, Hegumen of the Monastery of the Sleepless Ones (c. 470)

Sunday after the Nativity of Christ Commemoration of the Holy and Righeous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James, Brother of the Lord. Octoechos Tone 4; The Holy Children who were murdered by Herod in Bethlehem; Our Venerable Father Marcellus, Hegumen of the Monastery of the Sleepless Ones (c. 470)

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...

Dec 15; Sunday of the Holy-Forefathers, Octoechos Tone 2; The Holy Priest-Martyr Eleutherius; Our Venerable Father Paul of Latra (956); Our Holy Father Stephen the Confessor, Archbishop of Surozh (8th century)

Dec 15; Sunday of the Holy-Forefathers, Octoechos Tone 2; The Holy Priest-Martyr Eleutherius; Our Venerable Father Paul of Latra (956); Our Holy Father Stephen the Confessor, Archbishop of Surozh (8th century)

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...

Nov 24; Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 7; Post-feast of the Entrance of the Mother of God; The Holy Great-Martyr Catherine (310-13); the Holy Great-Martyr Mercurius (249-51)

Nov 24; Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 7; Post-feast of the Entrance of the Mother of God; The Holy Great-Martyr Catherine (310-13); the Holy Great-Martyr Mercurius (249-51)

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...

Nov 20; Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska

Nov 20; Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple; Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, First Superior of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate (+1919); Our Venerable Father Gregory of Decapolis (842); Our Holy Father Proclus VESPERS At Psalm 140...

Nov 17; Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 6; Our Holy Father Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neocaesarea (270-75); Passing into Eternal Life (1947) of Blessed Josaphat Kotsylovsky, Bishop of Peremyshl and Martyr

Nov 17; Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 6; Our Holy Father Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neocaesarea (270-75); Passing into Eternal Life (1947) of Blessed Josaphat Kotsylovsky, Bishop of Peremyshl and Martyr

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...

Nov 03; Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 4; The Holy Martyrs Acepsimas the Bishop (378), Joseph the Priest and Aithalis the Deacon (379); the Dedication of the Church of the Holy Great Martyr George in Lydda, Where His Precious Body is Entombed

Nov 03; Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 4; The Holy Martyrs Acepsimas the Bishop (378), Joseph the Priest and Aithalis the Deacon (379); the Dedication of the Church of the Holy Great Martyr George in Lydda, Where His Precious Body is Entombed

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 27; Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 3; The Holy Martyr Nestor (305); Nestor, writer of the first Chronicle of Rus’ (1114); the Holy Martyr Capitolina and Her Slave Erotheides

Oct 27; Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 3; The Holy Martyr Nestor (305); Nestor, writer of the first Chronicle of Rus’ (1114); the Holy Martyr Capitolina and Her Slave Erotheides

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...

Oct 18; Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke

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...

Sept 22; Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 6; Holy Priest-Martyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope (98-117); Holy Prophet Jonah (786-46 BC); Venerable Jonah the Presbyter, Father of Theophanes, Composer of Canons, and Theodore the Branded

Sept 22; Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 6; Holy Priest-Martyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope (98-117); Holy Prophet Jonah (786-46 BC); Venerable Jonah the Presbyter, Father of Theophanes, Composer of Canons, and Theodore the Branded

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...

Sept 1; Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 3; Beginning of the Indiction, that is, the New Year; Our Holy Father Symeon the Stylite (459) and his mother Martha; Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God of Miasenes

Sept 1; Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 3; Beginning of the Indiction, that is, the New Year; Our Holy Father Symeon the Stylite (459) and his mother Martha; Synaxis of the Most Holy Mother of God of Miasenes

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...