Liturgical Propers

Divine Liturgy, Matins and Vespers

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...

March 12, 2017 Second Sunday of the Great Fast: St. Gregory of Palamas; Octoechos Tone 2; Venerable Father and Confessor Theophanes of Sigriana; Holy Father Gregory the Dialogist, Pope of Rome

The Second Sunday of Lent is kept as a feast of Saint Gregory Palamas, the Archbishop of Thessaloniki in the fourteenth century. Like the restoration of the holy icons, this memorial of Saint Gregory has to do with historical events, but also relates to our...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 Sunday before Theophany, Octoechos Tone 8; The Circumcision of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ; Our Father Among the Saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “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...

December 9, 2016 Conception of St. Anna

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice! The barren Anna leaped for joy when she gave birth to Mary the Virgin who in turn will give birth in the flesh to God...

October 30, 2016 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 7; The Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia His Sister (284-305); Passing into eternal life of Blessed Priest-martyr Olesky Zarytsky (1963), Pastor of Strutyn near Zolochiv, and Siberia, Martyr

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 cry...

October 6, 2016 Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas

GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 4 If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered. Your hand probed the side of the Lord, finding the perfection of all goodness and...

September 1, 2016; 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 28, 2016; 15th Sunday after Pentecost

August 28, 2016; 15th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 6; Our Venerable Father Moses the Black (c. 400); Our Holy Father Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (430); the Holy Martyr Gebre Michael, Illuminator of Ethiopia (1855) July 26, 2016admin GREAT VESPERS Kathisma...

August 21, 2016; 14th Sunday after Pentecost

August 21, 2016; 14th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 5; Post-feast of the Dormition; Holy Apostle Thaddeus; Holy Martyr Bassa (c. 305) Source: Royal Doors GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 5 Lead my soul forth...

August 14, 2016; 13th Sunday after Pentecost

August 14, 2016; 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 4; The Transfer of the Precious Relics of Our Venerable Father Theodosius, Hegumen of the Monastery of the Caves at Kiev (1091); Fore-feast of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God; Holy Prophet Micah (8th...

August 7, 2016; 12th Sunday after Pentecost

August 7, 2016; 12th Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 3; Post-feast of the Transfiguration; Holy Venerable-Martyr Dometius (360- 63) Source: Royal Doors GREAT VESPERS Kathisma reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In Tone 3 Lead my soul forth from...

July 31, 2016; Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

July 31, 2016; Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Octoechos Tone 2; Fore-feast of the Procession of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord; Holy and Just Eudocimus Source: Royal Doors GREAT VESPERS Kathisma Reading “Blessed is the man…” is sung. At Psalm 140 In...