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Hypakoe (also spelled Ypakoe), from the Greek `upakouo, "hearken" or "give ear". A troparion sung at Matins on Great Feasts and Sundays:

1). On some Great Feast it occurs after Ode Three of the Canon, and on Pascha it is also sung again at the Liturgy with the Paschal Troparion and Kontakion.

2). On Sundays it comes after the the Evlogitaria of the Resurrection and the Small Litany.

3). The Sunday Hypakoe is also read at the Sunday Midnight Office, after the Canon to the Trinity.[1]


  1. The Festal Menaion (Tr. Mother Mary and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware, Faber and Faber, London, 1984), p. 561f.