Re: [ustav] Vespers Friday night before Lazarus Saturday
- On 20.4.2013 5:53, priestsergeialekseev wrote:
> Perhaps it can be considered an odd question but ... I foundCertainly.
> on an OCA site that, 'out of necessity', Vespers can be served
> on Friday night for Lazarus Saturday instead of the Liturgy of
> Presanctified Gifts. Is it an legitimate practice, if 'out of
> If it is, is it to be served as Lenten VespersThere are separate rubrics in the Typicon for the case "A idezhe
> (i.e. with the lenten troparia "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos...
> " and others and prostrations, Saint Ephraim's prayer and so
> on)? If only six stichera are called for, there is not
> entrance? Is it served as a daily vespers outside of lent? Any
> advice and benevolent ctiticism is welcomed.
ne byti prezhdesvjashchennoj": stichera to six Psalm verses, tone
6: "Gospodi, Lazarevu...", Glory... now..., theotokion of the
feast, tone 8: "Dushepoleznuju...". Thereafter O Gladsome Light,
*no entrance*, prokeimenon and readings of the day. Sticheron
apostichon "Dushepoleznuju..." twice, martyrion. We also say the
refrain: "K Tebe vozvedoh ochi moi...", Glory... now..., tone 8:
"Predstav grobu Lazarevu..." written after "Lord I have cried".
After the Song of Simeon, Trisagion and the Lord's prayer:
troparion of the feast: "Obshchee voskresenie...", litany, and
three great prostrations and the prayer "Vsesvjataja Troitse..."
and so on as is customary, dismissal, and many years.
I hope that this is helpful. [I regret that I didn't have the
possibility to provide the incipits in an English translation.]
- Jopi Harri