The Canon of the Cross and Resurrection at Sunday Matins

Rubics Explained

Also, concerning the Stavrotheotokia in a canon

1. On Sundays when a commemoration of vigil rank occurs or whenever two canons are appointed in the Menaion -- the Canon of the Cross and Resurrection is entirely omitted.

2. On Sundays when a commemoration of polyelos, doxology or six-stichera rank occurs and only one canon is appointed in the Menaion, two troparia are appointed from the Canon of the Cross and Resurrection. The theotokia/stavrotheotokia or triadica, if such occur, are omitted.

3. Whenever there is a simple commemoration on a Sunday, three troparia from the canon of the Cross and Resurrection are appointed. In such a case, the theotokia/stavrotheotokia and triadica, when they occur, are read/sung. In those instances where an ode has only two troparia, one of the troparia is repeated.

Stavrotheotokia in Canon of the Cross and Resurrection at Sunday Matins

Any stavrotheotokion that might occur in a canon is always treated just as any other theotokion in a canon.

In the various Canons of the Cross and Resurrection (there is one for each of the eight tones), there is a fair amount of variety.

In some instances, an ode will have only two troparia without a theotokion/stavrotheotokion or triadicon.

Sometimes an ode will have two troparia together with a theotokion/stavrotheotokion, and sometimes an ode will have two troparia together with a triadicon.

By the way, the only Canon of the Cross and Resurrection that has stavrotheotokia is the one in Tone VI.


Edited, from a post by Daniel Olson daniel@kronstadt.orgto the USTAV list on Oct 24 2001 (ns)





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