Finally, I'm going to be able to participate in the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great on Christmas Eve. The parish I attended never did it, for whatever reasons. Going over the rubrics, before the Gospel begins, the Typicon indicates that an Alleluiarion is to be chanted in tone 8 with this text--
The Lord said unto my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Verse: A scepter of power shall the Lord send to thee out of Zion
Verse: From the womb before the morning star I have begotten thee.
So, is the word Alleluia chanted at all? Or do we chant "The Lord said unto my Lord..." after each of the verses.
I don't think I've done anything quite like this before, well maybe at the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil on HOly Saturday.