5th Thursday of Lent: The Great Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete

St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 5:20-25

Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 4.
Psalm 20.3,4

You have set a crown of precious stones upon their heads.
Verse: They asked, and you have given them length of days for ever and ever.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians 5:20-25

BRETHREN, always and for everything give thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.