Our parish generally chants this service (the small Paraklesis) on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Dormition Fast. Over the years, we've made a few changes to the service and I've noticed that it is different from what is printed in the Great Horologion. My specific questions:
1) At the Troparia following GOd is the Lord in tone 4, we chant "To God's Birthgiver" and then Glory and then repeat "To God's Birthgiver." However, in a directive from His Grace, Bishop BASIL of DOWAMA, we were told to chant Glory and then the apolytikion of the saint/feast to whom the church is entrusted. I have no reason to doubt His Grace and he says that the Typicon prescribes this, but I can't seem to find it.
2) Also, I'm told that the irmoi are always omitted at canons for compline or Paraklesis save for the Great Canon during Great LEnt. Is this correct? If so, why?
3) After Psalm 142 is finished, should there be a Glory...Both NOw followed by a threefold Alleluia...Glory to Thee, O God just as in Orthros or is that limited to Orthros?
Thank you in advance.