(15) A hymn genre, which has to be sung during the morning (Orthros
) and evening service (Hesperinos) of the Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches that follow the Byzantine Rite.
9:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m.
From the Orthros
service in commemoration of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Temple, one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, as informed by the mid second-century Protevangelion of James, we read: Truly yourself temple of God, you have been brought into God's temple, pure from childhood, with bright lights; you have been revealed as Light's abode, God's own inaccessible Light.
The liturgical solemnity accompanying the feast of Mary's Birth (also September 8) in the Great Church of Constantinople of the ninth century includes a developed Vigil, Orthros
, second hour, and Divine Liturgy, whereas the Conception from St.
(4) From the Matins (Orthros
) Service of the Feast of the Resurrection.
The subject of Christian Troelsgard's essay, the Exaposteilaria Anastasima, underlines this problem particularly well, since they form a parallel to the Heothina Anastasima, which are also sung on Sundays towards the end of the main morning service, Orthros
. The eleven Heothina, linked to the cycle of eleven Resurrection Gospel texts read on Sundays, are attributed to the Emperor Leo VI, while the eleven Sunday Exaposteilaria are usually attributed to his son, Constantine VII; but whereas the Heothina are found in practically all copies of the medieval Sticherarion as part of the 'Standard Abridged Version' of it, the Exaposteilaria are almost unknown in medieval musical sources.
Christmas Eve Services Vesperal Liturgy of the Prefeast, 9 a.m.; Orthros
, 6 p.m.; Heirarchical Divine Liturgy, 7 p.m.
(8) Paraklitiki, Sunday Matins (Orthros
), Third Tone.
(63) "In keeping with the principle of imitation of the activities described in the Gospel, the Jerusalem liturgy has the myrophoroi greet the patriarch when he emerges from the tomb after the entrance of Orthros
and then incense and anoint the tomb after the Vigil Liturgy and again after the Gospel at the end of Orthros
" (Bertoniere, Easter Vigil 50 n.