Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy, Matins and Vespers

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 you...

October 15, 2017 – Commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council; Octoechos Tone 2; Venerable Father Euthymius the Younger, the Holy Venerable-Martyr Lucian, Priest of Great Antioch (312)

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...

September 1, 2017 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

Texts for Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 1, 2017. 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...

September 3, 2017 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 4; Holy Priest-Martyr Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedia (303); Our Venerable Father Theoctistus, Fellow-Ascetic of the Great Euthymius (467)

Texts for Vespers and Divine Liturgy for September 3, 2017. 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...

August 5, 2017 The 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)

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Come, let us go up with Jesus as He ascends the holy mountain; there we shall hear the voice of the living God: the Father Who is...

July 23, 2017 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 6; Holy Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Theophilus and those with them (284-305); Miracle of the Pochaiv Icon of the Mother of God against the Invaders (1675)

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...

June 27, 2017 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!”...

June 11, 2017 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...

June 4, 2017 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 26, 2017 Post-feast of the Ascension; Third Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; The Holy Apostle Carpus, One of the Seventy Disciples

GREAT VESPERS At Psalm 140 In Tone 2 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! Ascending to heaven, from where You came, do not leave us as orphans, Lord. Let Your Spirit come, bringing peace to the world; show the children of mankind the works...

May 25, 2017 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 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Paralytic; Commemoration of the Appearance of the Sign of the Precious Cross over Jerusalem at the Third Hour of the Day during the Reign of Constantine (351); the Holy Martyr Acacius (286-305)

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 been...

April 17, 2017 Bright Monday

After the priest has exclaimed, Blessed be the Kingdom… and the people have responded, Amen, the clergy sing the Paschal Troparion once and the people repeat it. Then, the clergy sing the first half, and the people conclude it. Paschal Troparion Christ is risen from...

Lazarus Saturday, April 8, 2017

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:*...

April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast; Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt; Octoechos Tone 5; Our Venerable Father Titus the Wonderworker; Passing into Eternal Life (1959) of Blessed Mykola (Nicholas) Charnetsky, Exarch of Volhynia and Confessor

The biography of this wonderful saint was written by St. Sophronius, the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Once, during the Honorable Fast [Lenten Season], a certain priest-monk (Heiromonk), the Elder Zosimus, withdrew into the wilderness beyond the Jordan, a twenty-day trek....

March 25, 2017 The 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

When the All-Holy Virgin completed the fourteenth year after her birth and was entering her fifteenth year, after having spent eleven years of living and serving in the Temple of Jerusalem, the priests informed her that, according to the Law, she could not remain in...