March 26

Leave-taking of the Annunciation

Great DoxologySynaxis of Gabriel the Archangel, who brought the Good News to Mary, the chosen one, and to the priest Zachary, the father of the prophet and forerunner John.

At the Divine Liturgy

As on March 25, with the addition of:

Troparion,  Tone 4.  Leaders of the heavenly armies, * although we are unworthy, we always beseech you * to fortify us by your prayers * and to shelter us beneath the wingsof your sublime glory. * Watch over us who bow to you and cry out fervently: * Deliver us from danger, * for you are the commanders of the powers on high.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  O commander of angels, * minister of holy glory and messenger of God himself, * you have come from the most radiant, almighty, all-mysterious, and exalted Trinity. * Pray that we might be delivered from trials and sorrows * so that we might sing: * Rejoice, for you protect your servants.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 98:5,1). Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his foot-stool, for he is holy.
V.The Lord is King; let the peoples rage.

Epistle:  Hebrews 2:1-10

Alleluia, Tone 5 (Ps. 148:1,5). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Praise the Lord, all his angels; praise him all his hosts.
V. He spoke and they were made; he commanded and they were created.

Gospel: Luke 21:12-19

Communion Hymn (Ps. 103:4). You make your angels spirits, * and your ministers a flaming fire. Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!