St. John of San Francisco's abbreviated method


for reading the Sunday


kathismas at Matins in parishes.

(Each psalm substitutes for a kathisma.)


On most Saturday evenings, Kathismas' two and three are specified by the typicon to be read as the First and the Second Kathisma readings at matins, respectively. St John's method shortens these readings to a single psalm, and repeats each 8 weeks, so that the entire set of psalms is read in the cycle.


Sunday Tone

First Kathisma Reading

(On Sundays, this is Kathisma 2)

Second Kathisma Reading

(On Sundays, this is Kathisma 3)

Tone 1

9

17 (1-30)

Tone 2

10

17 (31-46)

Tone 3

11

18

Tone 4

12

19

Tone 5

13

20

Tone 6

14

21

Tone 7

15

22

Tone 8

16

23

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