These tables provide information about the variable portions of vespers.
See also the outlines which list in sequence the fixed portions of vespers.
Part 1. Services Outside the Time of the Lenten - Paschal Cycle
Part 2. Services During the Lenten Triodion
Part 3. Services during the Pentecostarion (Not yet completed)
|I. GREAT VESPERS||A. Not during Forefeast or Afterfeast||B. During a Forefeast or Afterfeast|
|With 1 or 2 lesser saints, or a saint having 6 stichera or great doxology||Great Vespers At Vigil||(see table II. A.)||Great Vespers At Vigil||(see table II. B.)|
|With a saint of polyeleos rank||Great Vespers At Vigil||Great Vespers||Great Vespers||Great Vespers At Vigil||Great Vespers||Great Vespers|
|With saint of the temple, or a saint of vigil rank||Great Vespers At Vigil||Great Vespers At Vigil||Great Vespers At Vigil||Great Vespers At Vigil||Great Vespers At Vigil||Great Vespers At Vigil|
|II. DAILY VESPERS||A. Not During a Forefeast or Feast||B. During a Forefeast or Feast|
|With 1 lesser saint||Vespers||Vespers||Vespers||Vespers|
|With 2 lesser saints||Vespers||Vespers|
|With saint on 6 or with great doxology||Vespers||Vespers|
|III. A. Resurrection Service With Great Feast of the Theotokos Or Temple of the TheotokosGreat Vespers at Vigil||III. B.Resurrection Service With Feast of the Theotokos (Her Icon) AND Saint of the Temple Great Vespers at Vigil|
|IV. Leavetaking of Great Feast|
|A. With Resurrection ServiceGreat Vespers at Vigil||B. With Vigil Saint or Saint of TempleGreat Vespers at Vigil||C. With Saint of Less Than Vigil RankDaily Vespers|