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Service Texts for Pascha and the Twelve Great Feasts

September 8: Nativity of the Theotokos

November 21: Entrance of the Theotokos

January 6: Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ
  **When it Falls on Tuesday-Saturday**
2014 Instructions from His Eminence, Archbishop JOSEPH

  • Royal Hours (RTF) (PDF)
  • Vesperal Divine Liturgy (RTF) (PDF)
  • Great Blessing of the Waters (RTF) (PDF)
  • Orthros (RTF) (PDF)
  • Divine Liturgy Variables (RTF) (PDF)

**When January 6 falls on a Sunday or Monday, consult the Weekend Service Texts page.

March 25: Annunciation to the Theotokos

  • FULL CYCLE
  • VESPERAL LITURGY OPTION
    • Vesperal Divine Liturgy on March 25 (RTF) (PDF)

Great and Holy Pascha

  • Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy with Baptisms (RTF) (PDF)
  • Paschal Divine Liturgy Variables (RTF) (PDF)
  • Paschal Office (RTF) (PDF)
  • Paschal Agape Vespers (RTF) (PDF)

40 Days After Pascha: Ascension of Christ

August 6: Transfiguration of Christ

September 14: Exaltation (Elevation) of the Holy Cross

December 25: Nativity of Christ (Christmas)
   **When it Falls on Tuesday-Saturday**
2013 Instructions from His Eminence, Archbishop JOSEPH

  • Royal Hours (RTF) (PDF)
  • Vesperal Divine Liturgy (RTF) (PDF)
  • Orthros (RTF) (PDF)
  • Divine Liturgy Variables (RTF) (PDF)

**When December 25 falls on a Sunday or Monday, consult the Weekend Service Texts page.

February 2: Presentation (Meeting) of Christ

Lazarus Saturday

  • Little Compline with Canon to Lazarus (RTF) (PDF)
  • Orthros (RTF) (PDF)
  • Divine Liturgy Variables (RTF) (PDF)

Palm Sunday

50 Days after Pascha: Feast of Pentecost

Day after Pentecost: Monday of the Holy Spirit

  • Great Vespers with the Kneeling Prayers (RTF) (PDF)
  • Orthros (RTF) (PDF)
  • Divine Liturgy Variables (RTF) (PDF)

August 15: Dormition of the Theotokos

  • Great Vespers (RTF) (PDF)
  • Litia/Artoklasia (RTF) (PDF)
  • Lamentations of the Dormition (RTF) (PDF)
  • Orthros (RTF) (PDF)
  • Divine Liturgy Variables (RTF) (PDF)

Portions of the Diocesan Service Texts include texts from The Menaion, The Great Horologion, The Pentecostarion, and The Psalter of the Seventy, which are Copyright © Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline, Massachusetts, and are used with permission. All rights reserved. These works may not be further reproduced, beyond printing out a single copy for personal non-commercial use, without the prior written authorization of Holy Transfiguration Monastery.

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