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The Prokhimena of the Apostle

And the Alleluia of the Gospel 


On Sundays

[When there is no feast]


Prokhimenon. Tone 1. [Psalm 32]

Verse: Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.

Verse: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous.


Alleluia [3]. Tone 1 [Psalm 17].

Verse:  It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people

           under me.

Verse: He magnifies the deliverances of his king; and sheweth

          mercy to his anointed.


Communion Anthem [Psalm 148]. 

Praise ye the Lord from the heavens. Alleluia.



Prokhimenon. Tone 2. [Psalm 117].

Verse: The Lord is my strength and my song.

Verse: The Lord hath chastened me sore.


Alleluia [3]. Tone 2 [Psalm 19].

Verse: The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble.

Verse: Lord, save the king and hear us.



Prokhimenon. Tone 3. [Psalm 46].

Verse: Sing praises to our God, sing praises.

Verse: O clap your hands, all ye nations.


Alleluia [3].  Tone 3. [Psalm 30].

Verse:  In thee, O Lord, have I hoped; let me never be ashamed.

Verse: Be Thou unto me a protecting God.


Prokhimenon. Tone 4. [Psalm 103].

Verse:  O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast

            thou made them all.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Alleluia [3].  Tone 4 [Psalm 44].

Verse: Stretch forth and prosper and reign because of truth

          and meekness and righteousness.

Verse: Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity.


Prokhimenon. Tone 5. [Psalm 11].

Verse: Thou, O Lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us.

Verse:  Save me, O Lord, for the godly man ceaseth.


Alleluia [3].  Tone 5 [Psalm 88].

Verse: I will sing of Thy mercies, O Lord, for ever.

Verse: For Thou hast said, Mercy shall be built up for ever.


Prokhimenon. Tone 6. [Psalm 27].

Verse: Save, O Lord,  Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance:

Verse: Unto thee will I cry, O Lord, my God.


Alleluia [3].  Tone 6 [Psalm 90].

Verse: He that dwelleth in the help of the most High shall

           abide under the shelter of the God of heaven.

Verse: He shall say unto the Lord, Thou art my helper.


Prokhimenon. Tone 7. [Psalm 28].

Verse: The Lord will give strength unto his people.

Verse:  Bring unto the Lord, ye sons of God. Bring unto the Lord

           glory and honour.


Alleluia [3].  Tone 7 [Psalm 91].

Verse:  It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.

Verse:  To proclaim thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth by




Prokhimenon. Tone 8. [Psalm 75].

Verse: Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God.

Verse:  In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.


Alleluia [3].  Tone 8 [Psalm 94].

Verse:  O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful

            noise to God our Saviour.

Verse: Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving.




On Weekdays

When there is no Feast


On Mondays

 [Dedicated to the Bodiless Servitors]


Prokhimenon. Tone 4. [Psalm 103].

Verse:  Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very



Alleluia [3].  Tone 2 [Psalm 148].

Verse: Praise ye the Lord from the heavens.

Verse: Praise ye him, all his angels.

Communion Anthem [Psalm 103].

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire. Alleluia.




 On Tuesdays

[Dedicated to the Forerunner John the Baptist]

Prokhimenon. Tone 7. [Psalm 63].

Verse: The righteous shall be glad in the Lord.

Verse: Hear my voice, O God.


Alleluia [3].  Tone 2 [Psalm 91].

Verse:  The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow

            like a cedar in Lebanon.

Verse:  Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall

            flourish in the courts of our God.

Communion Anthem [Psalm 111].

The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. Alleluia.



On Wednesdays

[Dedicated to the Mother of God]

Prokhimenon. Tone 3. [Luke 1]

Verse: My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath

          rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Verse:  For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden.


Alleluia [3].  Tone 8 [Psalm 131].

Verse:  Arise, O Lord, into thy rest.

Verse:  The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; He will not turn

            from it.

Communion Anthem [Psalm 115].

I will take the cup of salvation, and

call upon the name of the Lord. Alleluia.



On Thursdays

[Dedicated to the Holy Apostles]


Prokhimenon. Tone 8. [Psalm 18].

Verse: Their voice is gone out into all the earth.

Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God.

Alleluia [3].  Tone 1 [Psalm 88].

Verse: The heavens shall declare Thy wonders.

Verse: God is glorified in the assembly of the saints.

Communion Anthem [Psalm 18].

Their voice is gone out into all the earth,

 and their words to the ends of the world.




On Fridays

[Dedicated to the Holy and Precious Cross].


Prokhimenon. Tone 7. [Psalm 98].

Verse: Exalt ye the Lord our God.

Verse: The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble.

Alleluia [3].  Tone 1 [Psalm 73].

Verse: Remember Thy congregation, which Thou hast purchased

          of old.

Verse: For God is our King of old, He has wrought salvation in the

          midst of the earth.

Communion Anthem [Psalm 4]

The light of Thy countenance is marked upon us. Alleluia.




On Saturdays

[Dedicated to the dead].

Prokhimenon. Tone 6. [Psalm 31].

Verse: Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous.

Verse: Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven.

Alleluia [3].  Tone 6 [Psalm 64, 101].

Verse: Blessed are they whom Thou choosest, and causest to

          approach unto Thee.

Verse: And their remembrance from generation to generation.

Communion Anthem [Psalm 32].

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous:

for praise is comely for the upright.


Or [Psalm 64, 101].

Blessed are they whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto Thee. And their remembrance from generation to generation.