Typicon and Choir cues for the 2 / 15 July 2001


Tone 5

Deposition of the Precious Robe of Our All-Holy Lady, the Theotokos, in the Church of Blanchernae

Simple service


St. Juvenal, Patriarch of Jerusalem; St. Photius, metropolitan of Kiev; St. Juvenal, Protomartyr of America and Alaska; St. Monegunda of Chartres (Gaul); St. Oudoceus, bishop of Llandaff; St. Swithun, bishop of Winchester; "Akhtyrka" Icon; Repose of Elder Zachariah of Moscow (1936) A doxology rank service to the Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos (1C) with the following modifications: Small Vespers is served as set forth in the Octoechos The Service for St. Juvenal is not served on this day, but may be chanted at Small Compline or transferred to another day, as the rector directeth

The Liturgical Calendar (St. John of Kronstadt Press) specifies a Doxology service for this day (service 1C in the SJoKP Order of Divine Services).


  • Sunday Readings: Romans 12:6-14 Matthew 9:1-8
  • Robe of the Theotokos: Hebrews 9:1-7 Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28


  • 3rd Hour:
    • Troparia: Resurrection;
    • Glory...; of the Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos
    • Kontakion: Resurrection
  • 6th Hour:
    • Troparia: Resurrection;
    • Glory...; of the Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos
    • Kontakion: of the Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos

Third Antiphon (Beatitudes)

10 Troparia: 6 from the Octoechos; 4 from Ode III of the Canon for the Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos

  1. The thief on the cross believing Thee to be God confessed Thee earnestly from his heart, crying aloud: O Lord, remember me in Thy Kingdom.
  2. Let us with one accord praise as Saviour and Creator Him Who made life flower for our kind by the wood of the Cross and Who withered the curse coming from the tree.
  3. By Thy death, O Christ, Thou hast destroyed the might of death and hast raised with Thyself those dead from the ages praising Thee as our true God and Saviour.
  4. The holy women having come to Thy tomb, O Christ, sought to anoint Thee, Giver of life, with myrrh and an angel appeared to them crying aloud: The Lord is risen.
  5. Thou hast been crucified, O Christ, between two condemned thieves and one of them blaspheming Thee was rightly sentenced while the other, confessing Thee, went to dwell in Paradise.
  6. The holy women coming to the choir of the apostles lifted their voices crying: Christ is risen. Worship ye Him as Master and Creator.
  7. Thy precious robe hast thou given unto the people that ever honor thee, O Virgin Theotokos, as a sacred bulwark which doth ever overcome every evil circumstance of the adversary by the power of the Spirit.
  8. Thou didst hallow thy sacred robe by the touch of thy body and the touch of Him that for our sake revealed Himself on earth in the flesh through thy pure blood. For its sake dost thou sanctify all thy servants who hymn thee, O Virgin.
  9. A precious treasure hast thou bestowed upon all that faithfully honor thee, O good Virgin: thy truly honorable robe which doth enrich all with the gifts of the divine Spirit and the working of many miracles.
  10. O ewe-lamb without blemish, who gavest birth unto the Lamb of God in manner transcending nature: thou hast given us thy precious robe, which truly doth ever wash away the spots and wrinkles from them that bow down before thee, O all-immaculate.

Troparia at Liturgy

In a Temple dedicated to the Lord, or to the Theotokos:

  • Troparion of the Resurrection
  • Troparion of the Deposition
  • Glory: Kontakion of the Resurrection
  • Both now: Kontakion of the Deposition


The troparion and kontakion for a Temple of the Lord are supplanted by the resurrectional ones, as always on Sundays; the troparion and kontakion for a Temple of the Theotokos are not sung because the ones in the Menaion are already in Her honor.

In a Temple dedicated to a Saint:

    Troparion of the Resurrection
  • Troparion of the Deposition
  • Troparion of the Saint of the Temple
  • Kontakion of the Resurrection
  • Glory: Kontakion of the Saint of the Temple
  • Both Now: Kontakion of the Deposition


The troparion of the Deposition precedes the one for the Saint of the Temple; "Protection of Christians" is not chanted, since there is a Kontakion to the Theotokos in the Menaion service.

Troparion of the Resurrection (Tone 5)

Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word / Who is co- unoriginate with the Father and the Spirit, / and Who was born of the Virgin for our salvation; / for He was pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / and to endure death, / and to raise the dead // by His glorious Resurrection.

Troparion of the Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos (Tone 8)

O Ever-virgin Theotokos, protection of mankind: thou hast given to thy city a mighty legacy, the robe and cincture of thy most honored body, which have remained incorrupt through thy seedless birthgiving. For in thee are nature and time renewed. Wherefore, we beseech thee to grant peace to thy city and great mercy to our souls.

Kontakion of the Resurrection (Tone 5)

Unto Hades, O my Saviour, / didst Thou descend, / and having broken its gates as One omnipotent, / Thou, as Creator, / didst raise up the dead together with Thyself. / And Thou didst break the sting of death, / and didst deliver Adam from the curse, / O Lover of mankind. // Wherefore, we all cry unto Thee: Save us, O Lord.

Kontakion of the Deposition of the Robe of the Theotokos (Tone 4) Spec Mel: "Having been lifted up..."

O pure one, full of divine grace, thou hast given all the faithful a garment of incorruption, thy sacred rove, wherewith thou didst cover thy sacred body, O protection of all mankind. With love do we celebrate its deposition, and cry out to thee with fear, O pure one: Rejoice, O Virgin, thou boast of Christians!

The Prokeimenon in the 5th Tone

Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us // from this generation and forevermore. (Ps. 11:7)

Vs/ Save me, O Lord, for a righteous man there is no more. (Ps. 11:1)

And in the 3rd Tone

My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior

Epistle: (Romans 12:6-14; Hebrews 9:1-7)

Brethren: Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Brethren: Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

Priest: Peace be unto the one who has read. Reader: And to thy spirit.

The Alleluia in the 5th Tone

(NO pause before first verse) Of Thy mercies, O Lord will I sing for ever. Unto generation and generation will I declare Thy truth with my mouth. (Ps 88:1,2)

Vs/ For Thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever. In the heavens shall Thy truth be established. (Ps. 88:3).

And in the 8th Tone

Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest, Thou and the ark of Thy holiness.

Gospel: (Matthew 9:1-8; Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28)

At that time, Jesus entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

At that time, Jesus entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Communion Verse

Praise the Lord in the heavens, praise him in the highest.

I will take the cup of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


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The order for Troparia and Kontakia is for a Temple dedicated to a Saint. If your temple is dedicated to the Lord or to the Theotokos, please make the appropriate adjustments.

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