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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Octoechos - Mode pl. 4.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ Θʹ ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - October 9

Μνήμη του Ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου Ἰακώβου τοῦ Ἀλφαίου

Memory of the Holy Apostle James (Iakovos) the Son of Alphaeus

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Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Θεὸς Κύριος καὶ ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν. Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

God is the Lord, and He revealed Himself to us. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. [SAAS]

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ἐπικαλεῖσθε τὸ ὄνομα τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ.

Verse 1: Give thanks to the Lord and call upon His holy name.

Στίχ. βʹ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς.

Verse 2: All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I defended myself against them.

Στίχ. γʹ. Παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν.

Verse 3: And this came about from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν κατεδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O Lord, glory be to You. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Glory. For the Apostle.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Ἀπόστολε Ἅγιε Ἰάκωβε, πρέσβευε τῷ ἐλεήμονι Θεῷ, ἵνα πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν, παράσχῃ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν.

O holy Apostle James, make intercession to our merciful God, that He grant our souls forgiveness of offenses. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Σὲ τὴν μεσιτεύσασαν τὴν σωτηρίαν τοῦ γένους ἡμῶν, ἀνυμνοῦμεν Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ γὰρ τῇ ἐκ σοῦ προσληφθείσῃ, ὁ Υἱός σου καὶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν τὸ διὰ Σταυροῦ καταδεξάμενος πάθος, ἐλυτρώσατο ἡμᾶς, ἐκ φθορᾶς ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

Unto you who mediated the salvation of our race we sing praises, O Virgin Theotokos. For your Son and our God in the flesh that He assumed from you accepted suffering by means of crucifixion and has thereby set us free from corruption, in His love for man. [SD]

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Τῆς παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

Ὅτι σὸν τὸ κράτος καὶ σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours is the dominion, and Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

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Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 4. Automelon.

Ἀνέστης ἐκ νεκρών, ἡ ζωὴ τῶν ἁπάντων, καὶ Ἄγγελος φωτός, ταῖς Γυναιξὶν ἐβόα· Παύσασθε τῶν δακρύων, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις εὐαγγελίσασθε, κράξατε ἀνυμνοῦσαι· Ὅτι ἀνέστη Χριστὸς ὁ Κύριος, ὁ εὐδοκήσας σῶσαι ὡς Θεός, τὸ γένος τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

When You, the Life of all, from the dead resurrected, * a shining Angel cried to the lamenting women, * "Cease from your tears. Announce unto the Apostles the tidings full of joy. * Cry out in exaltation, that Christ the Lord has arisen from the dead. * For He so willed to save the human race, as God, in His good pleasure." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

By conceiving the wisdom.

Ἀναστὰς ἐκ τοῦ τάφου ὡς ἀληθῶς, ταῖς ὁσίαις προσέταξας γυναιξί, κηρῦξαι τὴν ἔγερσιν, Ἀποστόλοις ὡς γέγραπται· καὶ δρομαῖος ὁ Πέτρος, ἐπέστη τῷ μνήματι, καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ὁρῶν κατεπλήττετο· ὅθεν καὶ κατεῖδε, τὰ ὀθόνια μόνα, χωρὶς τοῦ θείου σώματος, ἐν αὐτῷ κατακείμενᾳ· καὶ πιστεύσας ἐβόησε· Δόξα σοι Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ὅτι σῴζεις ἅπαντας Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν· τοῦ Πατρὸς γὰρ ὑπάρχεις ἀπαύγασμα.

After having in truth risen from the tomb, You commanded the venerable women * to proclaim Your arising to the Apostles, as it is written. * And Peter ran quickly and came to the sepulcher. * And beholding the light in the tomb, he was quite amazed. * Also he observed that the grave clothes were lying * alone in the sepulcher without the divine body. * And believing he cried aloud, * "Glory be to You, Christ God our Savior, for You save all people, * for You are the Father's radiance." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ διʼ ἡμᾶς γεννηθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, καὶ σταύρωσιν ὑπομείνας ἀγαθέ, ὁ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον σκυλεύσας, καὶ Ἔγερσιν δείξας ὡς Θεός, μὴ παρίδῃς οὓς ἔπλασας τῇ χειρί σου· δεῖξον τὴν φιλανθρωπίαν σου ἐλεῆμον, δέξαι τὴν τεκοῦσάν σε Θεοτόκον πρεσβεύουσαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καὶ σῶσον Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, λαὸν ἀπεγνωσμένον.

Born of a Virgin, O Good One who also endured crucifixion for our sake, who by death took the spoils of death as plunder and showed resurrection, being God, O despise not the ones that You formed with Your own hand. Demonstrate Your love for man, O Lord of mercy, and accept Your Mother, the Theotokos, who intercedes on our behalf, O Savior, and save us a despairing people. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ἄνθρωποι τὸ μνῆμά σου, Σωτὴρ ἐσφραγίσαντο, Ἄγγελος τὸν λίθον, ἐκ τῆς θύρας ἀπεκύλισε. Γυναῖκες ἐθεάσαντο, ἐγηγερμένον ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ αὗται εὐηγγελίσαντο τοῖς Μαθηταῖς σου ἐν Σιών. Ὅτι ἀνέστης ἡ ζωὴ τῶν ἁπάντων, καὶ διελύθη τὰ δεσμὰ τοῦ θανάτου. Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Human beings sealed Your tomb, O Savior; an Angel rolled the stone away from the door. The women saw You were resurrected from the dead, and they announced the good tidings to the Disciples in Zion: that You the life of all resurrected, and that the bonds of death have been loosed. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τὰ μύρα τῆς ταφῆς, αἱ Γυναῖκες κομίσασαι, φωνῆς Ἀγγελικῆς, ἐκ τοῦ τάφου ἤκουον. Παύσασθε τῶν δακρύων, καὶ ἀντὶ λύπης χαρὰν κομίσασθε, κράξατε ἀνυμνοῦσαι, ὅτι ἀνέστη Χριστὸς ὁ Κύριος, ὁ εὐδοκήσας σῶσαι ὡς Θεός, τὸ γένος τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

The women who were bringing the burial spices heard the voice of an Angel coming from the sepulcher: "Cease from your tears, and instead of sorrow bring joy. Sing praises; cry aloud that Christ the Lord has risen. He is the One who as God was well pleased to save the human race." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐπὶ σοὶ χαίρει, Κεχαριτωμένη, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις, ἀγγέλων τὸ σύστημα, καὶ ἀνθρώπων τὸ γένος, ἡγιασμένε ναέ, καὶ Παράδεισε λογικέ, παρθενικὸν καύχημα· ἐξ ἧς Θεὸς ἐσαρκώθη, καὶ παιδίον γέγονεν, ὁ πρὸ αἰώνων ὑπάρχων Θεὸς ἡμῶν· τὴν γὰρ σὴν μήτραν θρόνον ἐποίησε, καὶ τὴν σὴν γαστέρα, πλατυτέραν οὐρανῶν ἀπειργάσατο. Ἐπὶ σοὶ χαίρει, Κεχαριτωμένη, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις· δόξα σοι.

In you, O Lady full of grace, rejoices all creation, the orders of Angels and the human race together. O hallowed temple and rational Garden of Paradise, the pride of virgins, from you did God become incarnate, and our God who existed before the ages became a child. For He made your womb a throne for himself, and your body He made wider than the heavens. In you, O Lady full of grace, rejoices all creation. Glory to you. [SD]

Εὐλογητάρια Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes.

Τῶν Ἀγγέλων ὁ δῆμος, κατεπλάγη ὁρῶν σε, ἐν νεκροῖς λογισθέντα, τοῦ θανάτου δὲ Σωτήρ, τὴν ἰσχὺν καθελόντα, καὶ σὺν ἑαυτῷ τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἐγείραντα, καὶ ἐξ ᾍδου πάντας ἐλευθερώσαντα.

When the hosts of the Angels saw how You were accounted among the dead, they all marveled. You, O Savior, are the One who destroyed the might of death; and when You arose You raised Adam with yourself and from Hades liberated everyone. [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes.

Τί τὰ μύρα, συμπαθῶς τοῖς δάκρυσιν, ὦ Μαθήτριαι κιρνᾶτε; ὁ ἀστράπτων ἐν τῷ τάφῳ Ἄγγελος, προσεφθέγγετο ταῖς Μυροφόροις· Ἴδετε ὑμεῖς τὸν τάφον καὶ ᾔσθητε· ὁ Σωτὴρ γὰρ ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

"Why do you mingle the ointments with your tears full of pity, O women disciples?" Thus the Angel who was shining in the tomb cried to the myrrh-bearing women. "See for yourselves the empty tomb and understand, that the Savior has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes.

Λίαν πρωΐ, Μυροφόροι ἔδραμον, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου θρηνολογοῦσαι· ἀλλʼ ἐπέστη, πρὸς αὐτὰς ὁ Ἄγγελος, καὶ εἶπε· θρήνου ὁ καιρὸς πέπαυται, μὴ κλαίετε, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν δέ, Ἀποστόλοις εἴπατε.

Very early in the morning, the myrrh-bearing women were hastening to Your tomb lamenting. But the Angel appeared to them and uttered, "The time for lamentation has ended; weep no more. Go announce the Resurrection to the Apostles." [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes.

Μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, μετὰ μύρων ἐλθοῦσαι, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου, Σῶτερ ἐνηχοῦντο. Ἀγγέλου τρανῶς, πρὸς αὐτὰς φθεγγομένου· Τί μετὰ νεκρῶν, τὸν ζώντα λογίζεσθε; ὡς Θεὸς γάρ, ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

When the myrrh-bearing women had come with their spices to Your sepulcher, O Savior, they heard the voice of an Angel clearly speaking to them, "Why do you account among the dead the One who lives? For as God, He has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προσκυνοῦμεν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν τούτου Υἱόν τε, καὶ τὸ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὴν Ἁγίαν Τριάδα, ἐν μιᾷ τῇ οὐσίᾳ, σὺν τοῖς Σεραφείμ, κράζοντες τό· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε.

We bow down in worship to the Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity, one in essence; and we cry aloud with the Seraphim: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ζωοδότην τεκοῦσα, ἐλυτρώσω Παρθένε, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἁμαρτίας, χαρμονὴν δὲ τῇ Εὔᾳ, ἀντὶ λύπης παρέσχες, ῥεύσαντα ζωῆς, ἴθυνε πρὸς ταύτην δέ, ὁ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθείς Θεὸς καὶ ἄνθρωπος.

Giving birth to the Giver of life, O Virgin, you delivered Adam from sin, and to Eve you have rendered joy in place of sorrow. He who from you became incarnate, God and man, has directed to life him who fell from it. [SD]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι, ὁ Θεός. (ἐκ γʹ)

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory to You, O God. (3)

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Τῆς παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

Ὅτι ηὐλόγηταί σου τὸ ὄνομα, καὶ δεδόξασταί σου ἡ βασιλεία, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For blessed is Your name, and glorified is Your kingdom, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

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Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode pl. 4.

Αἱ μυροφόροι τοῦ ζωοδότου ἐπιστᾶσαι τῷ μνήματι, τὸν Δεσπότην ἐζήτουν, ἐν νεκροῖς τὸν ἀθάνατον, καὶ χαρᾶς εὐαγγέλια, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου δεξάμεναι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις ἐμήνυον· Ὅτι ἀνέστη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The myrrh-bearing women came to the grave of the Giver of life seeking the immortal Master among the dead. And receiving good tidings of joy from the Angel, they reported to the Apostles, that Christ God had risen, granting the world great mercy. [SD]

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Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode pl. 4.

Ἐκ νεότητός μου ὁ ἐχθρός με πειράζει, ταῖς ἡδοναῖς φλέγει με· ἐγὼ δὲ πεποιθώς, ἐν σοὶ Κύριε τροποῦμαι τοῦτον.

From my youth does the enemy tempt me, and with the pleasures he scorches me. But trusting You, O Lord, monumentally do I defeat him. [SD]

Οἱ μισοῦντες Σιών, γενηθήτωσαν δή, πρὶν ἐκσπασθῆναι ὡς χόρτος· συγκόψει γὰρ Χριστός, αὐχένας αὐτῶν, τομῇ βασάνων.

Let the haters of Zion become as the grass is before it is plucked up. For Christ will also cut their necks with the cutting sword of torments. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τὸ ζῇν τὰ πάντα, φῶς ἐκ φωτός, Θεὸς μέγας, σὺν Πατρὶ ὑμνοῦμεν αὐτὸ καὶ τῷ Λόγῳ.

In the Holy Spirit is the life of all things living. He is light from light and great God. Him do we extol with the Father and Logos. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Ἡ καρδία μου τῷ φόβῳ σου σκεπέσθω, ταπεινοφρονοῦσα, μὴ ὑψωθεῖσα ἀποπέσῃ, ἐκ σοῦ Πανοικτίρμον.

With the fear of You, Lord, let my heart be covered and be humble-minded, lest it be exalted and fall from You, all-compassionate Master. [SD]

Ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον ὁ ἐσχηκὼς ἐλπίδα, οὐ δείσει τότε, ὅτε πυρὶ τὰ πάντα κρινεῖ καὶ κολάσει.

He who has set his hope on the Lord will not fear when He will judge and punish all things with fire. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, πᾶς τις θεῖος βλέπει καὶ προλέγει, τερατουργεῖ ὕψιστα, ἐν τρισὶν ἕνα Θεὸν μέλπων· εἰ γὰρ καὶ τριλαμπεῖ, μοναρχεῖ τὸ θεῖον.

In the Holy Spirit every divine man sees and speaks as a prophet. He does sublime miracles, praising the one God in three persons. For though It is three lights, yet the Godhead rules as monarch. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἐκέκραξά σοι Κύριε, πρόσχες, κλῖνόν μοι τὸ οὖς σου βοῶντι, καὶ κάθαρον πρὶν ἄρῃς με, ἀπὸ τῶν ἐνθένδε.

I cried to You, O Lord. Attend; incline Your ear to me who am shouting, and purify me prior to taking me from this life. [SD]

Ἐπὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ γῆν, δύνων πᾶς αὖθις ἀναλύσει, τοῦ λαβεῖν βασάνους, ἢ γέρα τῶν βεβιωμένων.

Everyone will set in the earth, his mother, and will again return thence to receive the torments or honors for his life's actions. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, θεολογία μονὰς τρισαγία· ὁ Πατὴρ γὰρ ἄναρχος, ἐξ οὗ ἔφυ ὁ Υἱὸς ἀχρόνως, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα σύμμορφον, σύνθρονον, ἐκ Πατρὸς συνεκλάμψαν.

From the Holy Spirit was bestowed theology. Thrice-holy Monad: Father unoriginate, from whom timelessly the Son did issue, and the Spirit, sharing both form and throne, shone at once from the Father. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Δʹ.

Antiphon IV.

Ἰδοὺ δὴ τί καλόν, ἢ τί τερπνόν, ἀλλʼ ἢ τὸ κατοικεῖν ἀδελφοὺς ἅμα; ἐν τούτῳ γὰρ Κύριος, ἐπηγγείλατο ζωὴν αἰωνίαν.

Behold, what is so good or so delightful as for brothers to reside together? For in this has the Lord promised life everlasting. [SD]

Τοῦ ἐνδύματος αὐτοῦ, ὁ τὰ κρίνα τοῦ ἀγροῦ κοσμῶν, κελεύει μὴ δεῖν φροντίζειν.

He who so adorns the lilies of the field commands not to be concerned about one's own raiment. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ἑνοειδεῖ αἰτίᾳ, πάντα ἔχεται εἰρηνοβραβεύτως. Θεὸς τοῦτο γάρ ἐστι, Πατρί τε καὶ Υἱῷ, ὁμοούσιον κυρίως.

In the Holy Spirit, the unifying Cause, are all things sustained in peaceful coexistence. This is so for He is God, with the Father and the Son being truly one in essence. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Βασιλεύσει Κύριος εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, ὁ Θεός σου, Σιών, εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν. (δίς)

The Lord shall reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. (2)

Στίχ. Αἴνει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον.

Verse: Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Βασιλεύσει Κύριος εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, ὁ Θεός σου, Σιών, εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν.

The Lord shall reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου.

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of Gospel.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἅγιος εἶ, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

( Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου. )

( And with your spirit. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

( Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι. )

( Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Ϛʹ

Eothinon 6

Λουκᾶν ΚΔʹ 36-53

Luke. 24:36-53

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐκ νεκρῶν ἔστη ἐν μέσῳ τῶν Μαθητῶν, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Πτοηθέντες δὲ καὶ ἔμφοβοι γενόμενοι, ἐδόκουν πνεῦμα θεωρεῖν. Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Τί τεταραγμένοι ἐστέ, καὶ διατὶ διαλογισμοὶ ἀναβαίνουσιν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν; ἴδετε τὰς χεῖράς μου καὶ τοὺς πόδας μου, ὅτι αὐτὸς ἐγώ εἰμι, ψηλαφήσατέ με καὶ ἴδετε, ὅτι πνεῦμα σάρκα καὶ ὀστέα οὐκ ἔχει, καθὼς ἐμὲ θεωρεῖτε ἔχοντα. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπών, ἐπέδειξεν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τοὺς πόδας. Ἒτι δὲ ἀπιστούντων αὐτῶν ἀπὸ τῆς χαρᾶς, καὶ θαυμαζόντων, εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἔχετέ τι βρώσιμον ἐνθάδε; Οἱ δὲ ἐπέδωκαν αὐτῷ ἰχθύος ὀπτοῦ μέρος, καὶ ἀπὸ μελισσίου κηρίου. Καὶ λαβών, ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν ἔφαγεν. Εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς· Οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι, οὓς ἐλάλησα πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔτι ὢν σὺν ὑμῖν, ὅτι δεῖ πληρωθῆναι πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωσέως καὶ Προφήταις καὶ Ψαλμοῖς περὶ ἐμοῦ. Τότε διήνοιξεν αὐτῶν τὸν νοῦν, τοῦ συνιέναι τὰς Γραφάς· καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ὃτι οὕτω γέγραπται, καὶ οὕτως εἴδει παθεῖν τὸν Χριστόν, καὶ ἀναστῆναι ἐκ νεκρῶν τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ, καὶ κηρυχθῆναι ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ μετάνοιαν καὶ ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν εἰς πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἀρξάμενον ἀπὸ Ἱερουσαλήμ. Ὑμεῖς δέ ἐστε μάρτυρες τούτων. Καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός μου ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς· ὑμεῖς δὲ καθίσατε ἐν τῇ πόλει Ἱερουσαλήμ, ἕως οὗ ἐνδύσησθε δύναμιν ἐξ ὕψους. Ἐξήγαγε δὲ αὐτοὺς ἔξω εἰς Βηθανίαν, καὶ ἐπάρας τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ, εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς. Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ εὐλογεῖν αὐτόν αὐτούς, διέστη ἀπʼ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἀνεφέρετο εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν. Καὶ αὐτοὶ, προσκυνήσαντες αὐτόν, ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς Ἱερουσαλὴμ μετὰ χαρᾶς μεγάλης. Καὶ ἦσαν διαπαντός ἐν τῷ Ἱερῷ, αἰνοῦντες καὶ εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Θεόν. Ἀμήν.

At that time, having risen from the dead, Jesus stood among His disciples and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave Him a piece of broiled fish [and some honeycomb], and He took it and ate before them. Then He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name in all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the Temple blessing God. [RSV]

( Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι. )

( Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. )

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας διʼ ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπʼ ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας χριστιανῶν ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφʼ ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save Your people and bless Your inheritance. Look upon Your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us Your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθʼ οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἰ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of Your only-begotten Son, with whom You are blessed, together with Your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ὁ Κανών

The Canon

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ἁρματηλάτην Φαραὼ ἐβύθισε, τερατουργοῦσα ποτέ, Μωσαϊκὴ ῥάβδος, σταυροτύπως πλήξασα, καὶ διελοῦσα θάλασσαν· Ἰσραὴλ δὲ φυγάδα, πεζὸν ὁδίτην διέσωσεν, ᾆσμα τῷ Θεῷ ἀναμέλποντα.

The rod of Moses working wonders once submerged Phar'onic charioteers * when it smote the waters * in the figure of a cross and thereby split the sea in two; * while it rescued on dry land wayfaring fugitive Israel, * which to God resoundingly sang a song. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τὴν παντοδύναμον Χριστοῦ θεότητα, πῶς μὴ θαυμάσωμεν! ἐκ μὲν παθῶν πᾶσι, τοῖς πιστοῖς ἀπάθειαν, καὶ ἀφθαρσίαν βλύζουσαν· ἐκ πλευρᾶς δὲ ἁγίας, πηγὴν ἀθάνατον στάζουσαν, καὶ ζωὴν ἐκ τάφου ἀΐδιον.

How can we all not be amazed by the almighty divinity of Christ! * From the Savior's Passion * pour out incorruption and dispassion to believers all; * from His holy side that was pierced ever flows an immortal fount; * from His empty tomb, everlasting life. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὡς εὐπρεπὴς ταῖς γυναιξὶν ὁ Ἄγγελος, νῦν ἐμπεφάνισται, καὶ τηλαυγῆ φέρων, τῆς ἐμφύτου σύμβολα, ἀΰλου καθαρότητος, τῇ μορφῇ δὲ μηνύων, τὸ φέγγος τῆς ἀναστάσεως, κράζει· Ἐξηγέρθη ὁ Κύριος.

The holy Angel, whom the women see today, appears so glorious, * wearing the resplendent * emblems of intrinsic and immaterial purity, * his appearance alone indicating the resurrection's light, * crying out, "The Lord is risen indeed!" [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Δεδοξασμένα περὶ σοῦ λελάληνται, ἐν γενεαῖς γενεῶν, ἡ τὸν Θεὸν Λόγον, ἐν γαστρὶ χωρήσασα, ἁγνὴ δὲ διαμείνασα, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· διό σε πάντες γεραίρομεν, τὴν μετὰ Θεὸν προστασίαν ἡμῶν.

All generations call you blest, proclaiming glorious things concerning you, * as the only woman * who held God the Logos in her womb, remaining ever pure, * Virgin Mother of God; therefore we the faithful all honor you * as our mighty champion after God. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὡς ἐν ἠπείρῳ πεζεύσας.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (When they had walked.)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Χεῖρά μοι δίδου θεόπτα καὶ μαθητά, τοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἰάκωβε,τὴν σεπτήν σου ἑορτήν, εὐφημεῖν ὁρμήσαντι καὶ φῶς, τῇ καρδίᾳ μου ταῖς σαῖς, πρεσβείαις ἔλλαμψον.

James, disciple of Christ and seer of God, ⁄ hold out your hand to me ⁄ for I strive to praise your honored feast: ⁄ by your prayers, shine light upon my heart. [OCA]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ῥείθροις ἐνθέου σοφίας περικλυσθείς, ποταμὸς ἐξώρμησας, Παραδείσου τῆς τρυφῆς, καὶ τῆς γῆς τὸ πρόσωπον ῥοαῖς, εὐσεβείας ἀληθῶς, Σοφὲ κατήρδευσας.

You were watered with streams of the wisdom of God, ⁄ flowing from the paradise of sweetness like a river. ⁄ You have indeed openly irrigated the face of the earth ⁄ with rivers of the faith. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἱερωτάτῃ χορείᾳ τῶν Μαθητῶν, τοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἰάκωβε, συνετάγης συμπληρῶν, ἀριθμῶν τῶν δώδεκα, μεθʼ ὧν, τῷ Δεσπότῃ παρεστώς, ἡμῶν μνημόνευε.

You have been numbered, James, ⁄ among the most holy choir of Christ's disciples, ⁄ fulfilling the number twelve. ⁄ Remember us as you stand with them before the Master. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὲ Παναγία Παρθένε τὸν οὐρανόν, ὁ τανύσας Κύριος, καὶ τὴν γῆν θεμελιῶν, οὐρανὸν ἐπίγειον ἐκ σοῦ, προελθὼν μετὰ σαρκός, ἡμῖν ἀνέδειξε.

The Lord Who stretched out the heavens ⁄ and founded the earth ⁄ has revealed you to us as an earthly heaven, ⁄ for He came forth from you in the flesh, all-pure Virgin. [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου, καὶ πληρωθήσεται Πνεύματος, καὶ λόγον ἐρεύξομαι, τῇ Βασιλίδι Μητρί, καὶ ὀφθήσομαι, φαιδρῶς πανηγυρίζων, καὶ ᾄσω γηθόμενος, ταύτης τὰ θαύματα.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her miracles. [SD]

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ὁ στερεώσας κατʼ ἀρχάς, τοὺς οὐρανοὺς ἐν συνέσει, καὶ τὴν γῆν ἐπὶ ὑδάτων ἑδράσας, ἐν τῇ πέτρᾳ με Χριστέ, τῆς Ἐκκλησιάς στήριξον, ὅτι οὐκ ἔστι πλήν σου, ἅγιος μόνε Φιλάνθρωπε.

In the beginning, You O Christ, * established all of the heavens, * and You made firm the earth upon the waters, * with intelligence divine. Confirm me on the Church's rock. * No one but You is holy, and only You love humanity. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Κατακριθέντα τὸν Ἀδάμ, τῇ γεύσει τῆς ἁμαρτίας, τῆς σαρκός σου τὸ σωτήριον πάθος, ἐδικαίωσε Χριστέ· αὐτὸς γὰρ οὐχ ὑπεύθυνος, τῇ τοῦ θανάτου πείρᾳ, πέφηνας ὁ ἀναμάρτητος.

Condemned was Adam when he ate * and tasted sin in the Garden. * But Your physical Passion that has saved us * vindicated him, O Lord, because You were not liable * to have to undergo death, * since You were sinless, O Christ our God. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῆς ἀναστάσεως τὸ φῶς, ἐξέλαμψε τοῖς ἐν σκότει, τοῦ θανάτου καὶ σκιᾷ καθημένοις, ὁ Θεός μου Ἰησοῦς, καὶ τῇ αὐτοῦ θεότητι, τὸν ἰσχυρὸν δεσμεύσας, τούτου τὰ σκεύη διήρπασε.

The resurrection's brilliant light, * my God and Savior Lord Jesus, * shined on people who were sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death. * And by His own divinity, * He bound the strong man devil, * and then He plundered his house and goods. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τῶν Χερουβεὶμ καὶ Σεραφείμ, ἐδείχθης ὑψηλοτέρα, Θεοτόκε· σὺ γὰρ μόνη ἐδέξω, τὸν ἀχώρητον Θεόν, ἐν σῇ γαστρὶ Ἀμόλυντε· διὸ πιστοί σε πάντες, ὕμνοις ἀεὶ μακαρίζομεν.

You are superior to all * the Angels, O Theotokos, * the Cherubim and Seraphim, O Virgin. * Only you held in your womb God, who is uncontainable. * And therefore all believers * ever extol you and call you blessed. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Οὔκ ἐστιν ἅγιος.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (No one is holy.)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Τοῦ θείου Πνεύματος σαφῶς, δεδεγμένος τὴν χάριν, τοῖς ἐν σκότει ὡς ὄρθρος, ἀνεδείχθης πρωϊνός, Ἡλίου τοῦ νοητοῦ, καταγγέλλων πᾶσι τὴν ἐμφάνειαν.

You openly received the radiance of the Spirit of God; ⁄ you have shown yourself to those in darkness as splendid as the dawn! ⁄ You proclaim to all the appearance of the spiritual Sun. [OCA]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὁ πούς σου ἔστη προφανῶς, ἐν εὐθύτητι Μάκαρ, περὶ τὸν Βασιλέα, τὸν εὐθύν τε καὶ χρηστόν, χορεύων περιχαρῶς, καὶ βαδίζων τρίβον τὴν οὐράνιον.

You danced in a godly manner before the just and good King ⁄ and trod the path to heaven, blessed one. ⁄ You openly set your feet in righteousness. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Υἱὸν τὸν ἄναρχον Θεοῦ, τὸν τὰ πάντα ποιοῦντα, θεϊκῇ ἐξουσίᾳ, ἀπλανῆ μυσταγωγόν, τὴν γνῶσιν τὴν ἀληθῆ, σὲ μυοῦντα, ἔσχηκας Ἰάκωβε.

Your true instructor in the mysteries, James, ⁄ was the unoriginate Son of God ⁄ Who creates all things in His divine goodness. ⁄ He taught you the knowledge of the Truth. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μαρία τῶν πάντων ἡ ἐλπίς, τῶν εἰς σὲ πεποιθότων, ἡ τεκοῦσα τὸν Λογον, σαρκωθέντα διʼ ἡμᾶς, ποικίλων με πειρασμῶν, καὶ κινδύνων, Πάναγνε διάσωσον.

All-pure Mary, you are the hope of all who place their trust in you! ⁄ As you gave birth to the incarnate Word for our sake, ⁄ deliver me from perils and misfortunes. [OCA]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· καὶ ἐν τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου, στεφάνων δόξης ἀξίωσον.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Τῆς παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving the wisdom.)

Τὴν σοφίαν τὴν ὄντως παιδαγωγόν, ἐσχηκὼς σε μυοῦσαν τὰ ὑπὲρ νοῦν, σοφίαν ἐμώρανας, τῶν Ἑλλήνων θεόπνευστε, καὶ ἐθνῶν ἐγένου, φωστὴρ καὶ διδάσκαλος, εὐσεβείας λόγοις, ῥυθμίζων τοὺς ἄφρονας· ὅθεν οἱ ῥυσθέντες, διὰ σοῦ τῆς ἀπάτης, ἀξίως ὑμνοῦμέν σε, καὶ πιστῶς μακαρίζομεν. Θεηγόρε Ἰάκωβε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

You possessed the wisdom of your Teacher ⁄ which truly taught you things beyond understanding! ⁄ You made foolish the wisdom of the Greeks, divinely inspired one, ⁄ and you were a beacon of God to the nations, ⁄ guiding the foolish with words of faith. ⁄ Therefore, delivered from falsehood by you, we fittingly sing you praises ⁄ and faithfully call you blessed, divinely eloquent James! ⁄ Entreat Christ God, that He may grant remission of sins ⁄⁄ to those who honor your holy memory with love. [OCA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving the wisdom.)

Ὡς πανάμωμος νύμφη τοῦ Ποιητοῦ, ὡς ἀπείρανδρος Μήτηρ τοῦ Λυτρωτοῦ, δοχεῖον ὡς ὑπάρχουσα, τοῦ Παρακλήτου Πανάμωμε, ἀνομίας με ὄντα, αἰσχρὸν καταγώγιον, καὶ δαιμόνων παίγνιον, ἐν γνώσει γενόμενον, σπεῦσον καὶ τῆς τούτων, κακουργίας με ῥῦσαι, λαμπρὸν οἰκητήριον, διʼ ἀρετῆς ἀπαρτίσασα, φωτοδόχε ἀκήρατε· δίωξον τὸ νέφος τῶν παθῶν, καὶ τῆς ἄνω μεθέξεως ἀξίωσον, καὶ φωτὸς ἀνεσπέρου πρεσβείαις σου.

You are the all-blameless Bride of the Creator and the virgin Mother of the Redeemer, and the vessel of the Comforter, O all-blameless Lady; whereas I am a shameful habitat of iniquities, and I have knowingly become the plaything of demons. Therefore, come quickly and rescue me from their wickedness, and change me through virtue into a bright house of virtue, O inviolate vessel of light. By your intercessions, dispel the cloud of the sinful passions, O immaculate Maid, and make me worthy of experiencing heaven and of the light that never sets. [SD]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Σύ μου ἰσχύς, Κύριε· σύ μου καὶ δύναμις· σὺ Θεός μου· σύ μου ἀγαλλίαμα, ὁ πατρικοὺς κόλπους μὴ λιπών, καὶ τὴν ἡμετέραν, πτωχείαν ἐπισκεψάμενος· διὸ σὺν τῷ προφήτῃ, Ἀββακούμ σοι κραυγάζω· Τῇ δυνάμει σου δόξα Φιλάνθρωπε.

You are my strength. * You are my power, O Christ my Lord. * God my Savior, You are my exceeding joy. You came to us, never absent from the bosom of the Father, * and You assumed human poverty. * And so I join the Prophet Habakkuk, singing: Glory * to Your strength, O Lord who love humanity! [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ δυσμενῆ, ὄντα με λίαν ἠγάπησας, σὺ κενώσει, ξένῃ καταβέβηκας, ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, εὔσπλαγχνε Σωτήρ, τῆς ἐσχατιᾶς μου, τὴν ὕβριν μὴ ἀνηνάμενος· καὶ μείνας ἐν τῷ ὕψει, τῆς ἀφράστου σου δόξης, τὸν πρὶν ἠτιμωμένον ἐδόξασας.

You loved me much, even when I was an enemy. * By Your novel emptying, O merciful Savior, You came down to me on earth; * You were not ashamed of my degradation's profundity. * Remaining in the heights, with Your ineffable glory * You have glorified me who was once abased. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τίς καθορῶν, Δέσποτα νῦν οὐκ ἐξίσταται, διὰ πάθους, θάνατον λυόμενον, διὰ σταυροῦ φεύγουσαν φθοράν, καὶ διὰ θανάτου, τὸν ᾅδην πλούτου κενούμενον; τῆς θείας δυναστείας, σοῦ τοῦ Ἐσταυρωμένου, τὸ ἐξαίσιον ἔργον Φιλάνθρωπε;

O Master Christ, who does not marvel when they observe * how through Passion death has been destroyed, and also through the Cross decay disappears; * by Your death, O Savior, Hades is plundered of all its wealth. * This wondrous feat of Your divine power is amazing, * O crucified Lord who love humanity. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὺ τῶν πιστῶν, καύχημα πέλεις Ἀνύμφευτε, σὺ προστάτις, σὺ καὶ καταφύγιον, Χριστιανῶν τεῖχος καὶ λιμήν· πρὸς γὰρ τὸν Υἱόν σου, ἐντεύξεις φέρεις Πανάμωμε, καὶ σώζεις ἐκ κινδύνων, τοὺς ἐν πίστει καὶ πόθῳ, Θεοτόκον ἁγνήν σε γινώσκοντας.

O Virgin Bride, You are the boast of believers all. * You protect us Christians and you shelter us, for you are both harbor and a wall. * O all-blameless Lady, you bring petitions before your Son. * With faith and love we know you as the pure Theotokos, * and you save us from danger and tragedy. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Χριστός μου δύναμις.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (The holy Church of God.)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Αὐτὸς σε Κύριος, ὁ μόνος Ἅγιος, τῇ σεπτῇ ὁμηγύρει τῶν Μαθητῶν, Μάκαρ συνηρίθμησε, τὴν εὐαγῆ σου καὶ λαμπράν, πολιτείαν προορώμενος.

The only holy Lord Himself ⁄ numbered you among the honored choir of His disciples, blessed one, ⁄ foreseeing the honor and splendor of your life. [OCA]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Θαυμάτων ἔμπλεως, τοῦ θείου Πνεύματος, γεγονὼς Θεοκῆρυξ ἐκ τῶν βροτῶν, νόσους ἐφυγάδευσας, καὶ πονηρίας πνευμάτων, τοὺς ἀνθρώπους ἠλευθέρωσας.

Filled with the miracles of the divine Spirit, ⁄ you worked wonders, herald of God, ⁄ driving out infirmities! ⁄ You have freed men from the wickedness of the evil spirits. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡ θεία ἔλλαμψις, ἐπιφοιτήσασα, τῇ καρδίᾳ σου Μάκαρ θεολαμπῆ, ταύτην ἀπειργάσατο καὶ δεκτικὴν τῶν ὑπὲρ νοῦν, χαρισμάτων κατεσκεύασε.

The radiance of God which descended upon your heart ⁄ making it shine with brilliance, blessed one, ⁄ and in a manner beyond understanding, ⁄ filled it with the gifts of the Spirit. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῷ θείῳ τόκῳ σου, Παρθένε πάναγνε, τῶν Ἀγγέλων αἱ τάξεις καὶ τῶν βροτῶν, ἥνωνται συστήματα· τὸν εἰρηνάρχην γὰρ Χριστόν, καὶ σωτῆρα πάντων τέτοκας.

Through your divine childbearing, Virgin, ⁄ the most holy ranks of the angels ⁄ have been united to the assemblies of men, ⁄ for you gave birth to Christ the Savior, the Author of peace. [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τὴν ἀνεξιχνίαστον θείαν βουλήν, τῆς ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου σαρκώσεως, σοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ὁ Προφήτης, Ἀββακούμ, κατανοῶν ἐκραύγαζε· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ἵνα τί με ἀπώσω, ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου τὸ φῶς τὸ ἄδυτον, καὶ ἐκάλυψέ με, τὸ ἀλλότριον σκότος τὸν δείλαιον; Ἀλλʼ ἐπίστρεψόν με, καὶ πρὸς τὸ φῶς τῶν ἐντολῶν σου, τὰς ὁδούς μου κατεύθυνον δέομαι.

Why reject me, Your servant, * from before Your face, O Lord the light that never sets? * Miserable sinner that I am, now this strange darkness covers me. * Savior, I implore You to bring me back to Your commandments, * which are light, and I pray You to guide my ways. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Περιθέσθαι ἠνέσχου, χλαῖναν πρὸ τοῦ πάθους σου Σῶτερ παιζόμενος, τὴν τοῦ πρωτοπλάστου, περιστέλλων ἀσχήμονα γύμνωσιν, καὶ γυμνὸς παγῆναι, ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ ἀπαμφιάζων, τὸν χιτῶνα Χριστὲ τῆς νεκρώσεως.

Leading up to Your Passion, * You endured the mocking when a robe was put on You, * covering in this way first-formed Adam's inglorious nakedness. * Naked You were fastened unto the Cross, O Christ my Savior; * thus You stripped off the garment of death, O Lord. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἐκ χοὸς τοῦ θανάτου, σὺ τὴν πεπτωκυῖάν μου ἀνῳκοδόμησας, ἀναστὰς οὐσίαν, καὶ ἀγήρω Χριστὲ κατεσκεύασας, ἀναδείξας πάλιν, βασιλικὴν ὥσπερ εἰκόνα, ἀφθαρσίας φωτὶ ἀπαστράπτουσαν.

You refashioned my being, * fallen human nature, from the dust of death, O Christ, * by Your resurrection; and You made it to have immortality * and restored within it Your undistorted kingly image, * so it shines with divine incorruption's light. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Μητρικὴν παῤῥησίαν, τὴν πρὸς τὸν Υἱόν σου κεκτημένη Πάναγνε, συγγενοῦς προνοίας, τῆς ἡμῶν μὴ παρίδῃς δεόμεθα, ὅτι σὲ καὶ μόνην, Χριστιανοὶ πρὸς τὸν Δεσπότην, ἱλασμὸν εὐμενῆ προβαλλόμεθα.

O all-pure holy Virgin, * when you speak to Christ you have maternal confidence. * Therefore we implore you to remember your kindred concern for us. * For we Christians have you, our gracious Lady, interceding * with your Son and our Lord, to forgive our sins. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Τῷ θείῳ φέγγει σου.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (With Your divine light.)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἡλίῳ Μάκαρ τῷ νοητῷ, σύνοικος τελῶν καὶ τὰς αὐγάς, νῦν τὰς ἐκεῖθεν δεχόμενος, ὅπερ κατʼ οὐσίαν πρῶτος ἐκεῖνός ἐστι, δεύτερος κατὰ χάριν γέγονας ἔνδοξε.

As you spoke with the spiritual Sun, ⁄ you assimilated His radiance, blessed one. ⁄ As He is by essence the first Light, ⁄ you became a second light through grace, all glorious one. [OCA]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Νοῦν καθαρώτατον ἐσχηκώς, καὶ εἰλικρινῆ σὺ τὴν ψυχήν, καὶ τὴν καρδίαν κτησάμενος, τὸν σεσαρκωμένον Θεὸν ἑώρακας, τὸν ἀκαταληψίᾳ κατανοούμενον.

You possessed a most pure intelligence ⁄ and acquired a radiant and pure heart. ⁄ You comprehended the incarnate God ⁄ Who cannot be comprehended by the mind! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὑποχωρεῖ σοι τῷ Μαθητῇ, πᾶσα προφητεία καὶ πᾶσα νομοθεσία Πανόλβιε| τὸν γὰρ ταύταις πάλαι προχαραττόμενον, αὐτόπτως ἠξιώθης Μάκαρ θεάσασθαι.

Every prophecy and law inclines towards you, most wealthy disciple, ⁄ for you were granted to see with your own eyes ⁄ the One who was proclaimed by them in days of old. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἰδοὺ Παρθένε προφητικῶς, ἔσχες ἐν γαστρί σου, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Δεσπότην καὶ Κύριον, ὃν ἀφράστῳ τρόπῳ σεμνὴ γεγέννηκας, παρθένος μετὰ τόκον ἄφθορος μείνασα.

Behold, Virgin, in accordance with the prophecy, ⁄ you conceived in your womb ⁄ the Master and Lord Who is over all! ⁄ You gave birth to Him ineffably, pure one, ⁄ remaining an incorrupt Virgin after giving birth. [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ἱλάσθητί μοι Σωτήρ, πολλαὶ γὰρ αἱ ἀνομίαι μου· καὶ ἐκ βυθοῦ τῶν κακῶν, ἀνάγαγε δέομαι· πρὸς σὲ γὰρ ἐβόησα, καὶ ἐπάκουσόν μου, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου.

Be gracious to me, O Lord, * for many are my iniquities; * and bring me up from the depth of evils, I supplicate. * Like Jonah, I cry to You. * O my Savior, hear me, * as the God of my Deliverance. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Διὰ ξύλου κραταιῶς, καθεῖλέ με ὁ ἀρχέκακος· αὐτὸς δὲ ἀναρτηθείς, Χριστὲ κραταιότερον, Σταυρῷ καταβέβληκας, δειγματίσας τοῦτον, τὸν πεσόντα δὲ ἀνέστησας.

The evil one through a tree * brought down humanity mightily. * When You were hung on a tree, * O Christ, You were mightier. * Through the Cross You brought him down, * displaying his weakness, * and You raised fallen humanity. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ ᾤκτειρας τὴν Σιών, ἐξανατείλας τοῦ μνήματος, καινὴν ἀντὶ παλαιᾶς, τελέσας ὡς Εὔσπλαγχνος, τῷ θείῳ σου αἵματι, καὶ νῦν βασιλεύεις, ἐν αὐτῇ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας Χριστέ.

O Lord, You rose from the tomb * and had compassion on Zion, making her new instead of old, * O Christ, by Your divine blood, * our God most compassionate; * and now and forever, * as the King of all, You reign in her. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ῥυσθείημεν τῶν δεινῶν, πταισμάτων ταῖς ἱκεσίαις σου, θεογεννῆτορ Ἁγνή, καὶ τύχοιμεν Πάναγνε, τῆς θείας ἐλλάμψεως, τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ ἀφράστως, σαρκωθέντος Υἱοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ.

May we, by your earnest prayers, * avoid committing the grievous sins, * Mother of God, and attain * the divine enlightenment * of the Son of God, who was ineffably incarnate of you, O all-immaculate one. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Τοῦ βίου τὴν θάλασσαν.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (I see when my life.)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Οἱ πόδες ὡραῖοί σου, τὴν εἰρήνην ἀπλανῶς, ὡς εὐαγγελιζόμενοι, τὴν εἰρήνην τὴν ὄντως ὑπερφυῆ, καὶ νοῦν ὑπερέχουσαν, Μαθητὰ τοῦ Κυρίου πανσεβάσμιε.

Your beautiful feet truly proclaim the glad tidings of transcendent peace ⁄ and your mind is glorious, most honored disciple of Christ. [OCA]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Νοεῖν τὸ μυστήριον, καὶ κηρύττειν τὸ φρικτόν, τῆς τοῦ Θεοῦ σαρκώσεως, ἠξιώθης, Ἰάκωβε πρωτουργούς, ἀκτῖνας δεξάμενος, παρʼ αὐτοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου παμμακάριστε.

You were granted to understand and preach, ⁄ ever-memorable James, ⁄ the awesome mystery of the incarnation of God! ⁄ You receive pure rays of light from the Most High Himself. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ναὸς Θεοῦ ἔμψυχος, ἀνεδείχθης καὶ ναούς, τοὺς τῶν δαιμόνων ὤλεσας, καὶ ναοὺς ἐδομήσω τῇ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, δυνάμει καὶ χάριτι, Ἀποστόλων τὸ θεῖον ἐγκαλλώπισμα.

Supreme Apostle of Christ, ⁄ you fittingly shine with the splendor of ineffable light! ⁄ Earnestly pray for those who celebrate, glorious one, ⁄ your all-honorable memory. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἁπάντων δεσπόζουσα, τῶν κτισμάτων ὡς Θεόν, τὸν ἀγαθὸν γεννήσασα, τῶν πταισμάτων μου Πάναγνε τὰς οὐλάς, εἰς τέλος ἐξάλειψον, εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ χρωμένη τοῦ τεχθέντος ἐκ σοῦ.

All pure one, as you gave birth to the good God ⁄ Who rules over all creation, ⁄ completely remove the wounds of my sins. ⁄ Turn the One who was born of you to compassion. [OCA]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τὴν θείαν ταύτην καὶ πάντιμον, τελοῦντες ἑορτὴν οἱ θεόφρονες, τῆς Θεομήτορος, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας κροτήσωμεν, τὸν ἐξ αὐτῆς τεχθέντα Θεὸν δοξάζοντες.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

Ode 6: Short Litany

Ode 6: Short Litany

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Τῆς παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

Σὺ γὰρ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῆς εἰρήνης καὶ σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the King of peace and the savior of our souls, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξαναστὰς τοῦ μνήματος, τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἥγειρας, καὶ τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἀνέστησας, καὶ ἡ Εὔα χορεύει ἐν τῇ σῇ Ἀναστάσει, καὶ κόσμου τὰ πέρατα πανηγυρίζουσι, τῇ ἐκ νεκρῶν Ἐγέρσει σου Πολυέλεε.

When You had risen from the grave, You also raised those who had died and resurrected Adam; and now Eve is celebrating in Your Resurrection, and the ends of the world keep festival, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὰ τοῦ ᾍδου σκυλεύσας βασίλεια, καὶ νεκροὺς ἀναστήσας Μακρόθυμε, Γυναιξὶ Μυροφόροις συνήντησας, ἀντὶ λύπης, χαρὰν κομισάμενος, καὶ Ἀποστόλοις σου ἐμήνυσας τὰ τῆς νίκης σύμβολα, Σωτήρ μου ζωοδότα, καὶ τὴν κτίσιν ἐφώτισας φιλάνθρωπε· διὰ τοῦτο καὶ κόσμος συγχαίρει, τῇ ἐκ νεκρῶν Ἐγέρσει σου πολυέλεε.

Having plundered the realms of Hades and raised the dead, O Longsuffering, You met the Myrrh-bearing women and gave them joy instead of sorrow. And Your Apostles You informed of the symbols of victory, my life-giving Savior, and You illumined creation, O Lover of man. Therefore the world also rejoices, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [GKD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Θʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου Ἰακώβου τοῦ Ἀλφαίου.

On October 9, we commemorate the holy Apostle James (Iakovos), son of Alphaeus.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀνδρονίκου καὶ Ἀθανασίας τῆς συμβίου αὐτοῦ.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Andronicus and his wife Athanasia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῆς ἁγίας Μάρτυρος Ποπλίας.

On this day we commemorate the holy Martyr Poplia the Confessor.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Πέτρου.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Peter.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Δωροθέου Ἐπισκόπου Τύρου.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Dorotheus Bishop of Tyre.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ δικαίου Ἀβραὰμ καὶ τοῦ ἀνεψιοῦ αὐτοῦ Λώτ.

On this day we commemorate righteous Abraham and his nephew Lot.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Στεφάνου τοῦ Τυφλοῦ, πρίγκηπος τῆς Σερβίας.

On this day we commemorate St. Stephan the Blind, Prince of Serbia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου ἱερομάρτυρος Διονυσίου, πρώτου ἐπισκόπου Παρισίων, καὶ τῶν σὺν αὐτῷ Ρουστικοῦ καὶ Ἐλευθερίου.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Dionysius, the first Bishop of Paris, and those with him, Rusticus and Eleftherios.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἁγίων σου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Θεοῦ συγκατάβασιν, τὸ πῦρ ἠδέσθη ἐν Βαβυλῶνι ποτέ· διὰ τοῦτο οἱ παῖδες, ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ ἀγαλλομένῳ ποδί, ὡς ἐν λειμῶνι χορεύοντες ἔψαλλον· Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν.

The fire in Babylon * withdrew in fear from the condescension of God. * For this reason the Servants * within the furnace as in a moist meadow danced * with feet exultant, and sang that immortal hymn, * saying, "O God of our fathers, blessed are You!" [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἡ ἔνδοξος κένωσις, ὁ θεῖος πλοῦτος, τῆς σῆς πτωχείας Χριστέ, καταπλήττει Ἀγγέλους, Σταυρῷ ὁρῶντάς σε καθηλούμενον, διὰ τὸ σῶσαι τοὺς πίστει κραυγάζοντας· Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Your glorious emptying, * the divine riches of Your poverty, O Christ, * caused amazement to Angels, * as they were watching You being crucified * for the salvation of all who believe in You * and sing, "O God of our fathers, blessed are You!" [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῇ θείᾳ καθόδῳ σου, φωτὸς ἐπλήσθη τὰ καταχθόνια, καὶ τὸ σκότος ἠλάθη, τὸ πρὶν διῶκον· ὅθεν ἀνέστησαν, οἱ ἀπʼ αἰῶνος δεσμῶται κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν.

O Christ God, by Your descent * into the netherworld, it was filled with light; * and the darkness that chased us * was chased away; and the prisoners from all time * were resurrected; and rising they cried aloud * and sang, "O God of our fathers, blessed are You!" [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Trinity, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Ἁπάντων μὲν Κύριον, ἑνὸς δὲ μόνου μονογενοῦς Υἱοῦ, ὀρθοδόξως Πατέρα, θεολογοῦντές σε καταγγέλλομεν, καὶ ἓν εἰδότες σοῦ ἐκπορευόμενον, Πνεῦμα εὐθές, συμφυές καὶ συναΐδιον.

We call You the Lord of all, * as we profess Orthodox theology; * and we name You the Father * of one and only only-begotten Son; * we know the consubstantial, co-eternal Comforter, * the one and right Holy Spirit proceeding from You. [SD]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Οἱ Παῖδες ἐν Βαβυλῶνι.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (In Babylon those Servants.)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἀΰλῳ φωτοχυσίᾳ, πεπυρσευμένος Ἀπόστολε, τοὺς ἐν ζόφῳ δεινῷ ἀγνωσίας κεκρατημένους ἐφώτισας· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ κράζοντας, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

The multitude of the nations ⁄ have you as a divine lamp ⁄ illumined by the splendor and radiance of the Spirit and they cry aloud: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Λαμπάσι καὶ φρυκτωρίαις, λελαμπρυσμένον τοῦ Πνεύματος, τῶν ἐθνῶν ἡ πληθύς, σπέρμα θεῖόν σε ὀνομάζει κραυγάζουσα· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

You are adorned with divinely given wisdom ⁄ and you destroy the wisdom of the world, Apostle, ⁄ crying out with the wisdom of God: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Φρονήσει κεκοσμημένος, Θεοδωρήτῳ κατέλυσας, τὴν τοῦ κόσμου σοφίαν θεοφρόνως, κραυγάζων Ἰάκωβε· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Your sound has gone out into all the earth like thunder, Apostle James, ⁄ and you have preached to all lands, ⁄ rightly proclaiming the incarnate Word. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἁγίων ἁγιωτέρα, Παρθενομῆτορ γεγένησαι, συλλαβοῦσα Θεόν, ὃν ὑμνοῦντες ἀπαύστως κραυγάζομεν· Εὐλογημένος πάναγνε, ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου.

You were more holy than all the saints, Virgin Mother, ⁄ for you ineffably gave birth to God! ⁄ We sing hymns to Him and cry out unceasingly: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Οὐκ ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει οἱ θεόφρονες, παρὰ τὸν Κτίσαντα, ἀλλὰ πυρὸς ἀπειλήν, ἀνδρείως πατήσαντες, χαίροντες ἔψαλλον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ἑπταπλασίως κάμινον, τῶν Χαλδαίων ὁ τύραννος, τοῖς θεοσεβέσιν, ἐμμανῶς ἐξέκαυσε· δυνάμει δὲ κρείττονι, περισωθέντας τούτους ἰδών, τὸν Δημιουργόν, καὶ Λυτρωτὴν ἀνεβόα, οἱ παῖδες εὐλογεῖτε, ἱερεῖς ἀνυμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The tyrant king of Babylon * had the furnace made seven times * hotter for the godly men, for he was furious. * But after he witnessed how * a higher power rescued them, * he cried out and said, "You Servants, bless the Creator; * sing hymns to the Redeemer, O you priests; and you people * exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῆς Ἰησοῦ θεότητος, ἡ ὑπέρθεος δύναμις, ἐν τοῖς καθʼ ἡμᾶς, θεοπρεπῶς ἐξέλαμψε· σαρκὶ γὰρ γευσάμενος, ὑπὲρ παντὸς θανάτου Σταυροῦ, ἔλυσε τοῦ ᾅδου, τὴν ἰσχύν· ὃν ἀπαύστως, οἱ παῖδες εὐλογεῖτε, ἱερεῖς ἀνυμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Jesus in His divinity is above every so-called god, * and His divine might shone forth in what He did for us. * He physically tasted death, * death on a Cross, for the sake of all, * and destroyed the might of Hell. Unceasingly bless Him, * you Servants; sing a hymn, O you priests; and you people, * exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὁ σταυρωθεὶς ἐγήγερται, ὁ μεγάλαυχος πέπτωκεν, ὁ καταπεσών, καὶ συντριβεὶς ἀνώρθωται, φθορὰ ἐξωστράκισται, καὶ ἀφθαρσία ἤνθησεν· ὑπὸ τῆς ζωῆς γὰρ τὸ θνητόν κατεπόθη· οἱ παῖδες εὐλογεῖτε, ἱερεῖς ἀνυμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

He who was crucified arose; * he who boasted has fallen down; * he who fell and shattered has been raised and stands again. * Corruption is driven out, * as incorruption blossoms forth; * perishable nature has by life now been swallowed. * You Servants, bless and praise Him; O you priests and you people, * exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Trinity, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Τρισσοφαῆ θεότητα, ἑνιαίαν ἐκλάμπουσαν, αἴγλην ἐκ μιᾶς, τρισυποστάτου φύσεως, Γεννήτορα ἄναρχον, ὁμοφυᾶ τε Λόγον Πατρός, καὶ συμβασιλεῦον, ὁμοούσιον Πνεῦμα, οἱ παῖδες εὐλογεῖτε, ἱερεῖς ἀνυμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Single is the Divinity that is shining with triple light, * radiance from one nature in three hypostases: * Father unoriginate, * and the Father's connatural Word, * and the consubstantial, co-reigning Holy Spirit. * You Servants, bless and sing hymns, O you priests and you people, * exalting beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Νόμων πατρῴων.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (Braving all danger.)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἱερομύστης τὰ οὐράνια, μεμυημένος μάκαρ ὄντως μυστήρια, διελήλυθας τὴν σύμπασαν, οἰκουμένην κηρύττων μεγαλοφώνως, λόγον τὸν τῆς πίστεως Χριστοῦ, καὶ διδάσκων Ἀπόστολε, τὴν ἀπόῤῥητον χάριν· Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε κραυγάζεις, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

As a holy disciple, blessed Apostle, ⁄ you were indeed taught the mysteries of heaven. ⁄ You passed through the whole world, ⁄ preaching aloud the word of the Faith of Christ ⁄ and teaching through ineffable grace, saying: ⁄ Praise the Lord, all works of the Lord ⁄ and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὄλβιος ἔφυς καὶ μακάριος, ἠξιωμένος πάσης μακαριότητος, ὡς συνόμιλος καὶ σύνοικος, γεγονὼς τοῦ Δεσπότου, καὶ τὴν ἐσχάτην ὄντως εὐκληρίαν πλουτήσας· καὶ τῷ Λόγῳ γηθόμενος, ἀνέμελπες Τρισμάκαρ· Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

James was rich and blessed, ⁄ given all beatitude! ⁄ He was a conversor and companion of the Master, ⁄ enriched truly and well in His final bequest! ⁄ Now he sings to the Lord in gladness: ⁄ Praise the Lord, all works of the Lord ⁄ and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ κόσμου πρέσβυς ἄριστος, πρὸς τὸν Σωτῆρα στῆθι μάκαρ Ἰάκωβε, ἐξαιτούμενος τὴν ἄνωθεν, καὶ πλουσίαν εἰρήνην ταῖς Ἐκκλησίαις, καὶ τοῖς εὐφημοῦσί σε πιστῶς, τῶν πταισμάτων τὴν ἄφεσιν, καὶ ψυχῶν σωτηρίαν· Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε βοῶσι, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Blessed Apostle, ⁄ you stand before the Savior as a great intercessor for the world, ⁄ asking that fruitful peace be given the Churches from on high, ⁄ remission of sins for those who praise you with faith ⁄ and salvation for the souls of those who cry: ⁄ Praise the Lord, all works of the Lord ⁄ and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὺ σωτηρίας πᾶσι πρόξενος, Θεογεννῆτορ ὤφθης μόνη πανύμνητε, τὸν σωτήριον γεννήσασα, τοῦ Θεοῦ Θεὸν Λόγον· διʼ οὗ κόσμος σέσωσται τῆς πάλαι κατάρας, καὶ τοῖς πίστει κραυγάζουσιν, εὐλογίαν πηγάζει· Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τους αἰῶνας.

Only most-hymned Mother of God, ⁄ you have been revealed as the mediator of salvation for all, ⁄ for you gave birth to God the Savior, the Word of God, ⁄ Who has delivered us from the ancient curse. ⁄ He gives His blessing to those who cry out with faith: ⁄ Praise the Lord, all works of the Lord ⁄ and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, ὁ τόκος τῆς Θεοτόκου διεσώσατο, τότε μὲν τυπούμενος, νῦν δὲ ἐνεργούμενος, τὴν οἰκουμένην ἅπασαν, ἀγείρει ψάλλουσαν. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξαναστὰς τοῦ μνήματος, τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἥγειρας, καὶ τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἀνέστησας, καὶ ἡ Εὔα χορεύει ἐν τῇ σῇ Ἀναστάσει, καὶ κόσμου τὰ πέρατα πανηγυρίζουσι, τῇ ἐκ νεκρῶν Ἐγέρσει σου Πολυέλεε.

When You had risen from the grave, You also raised those who had died and resurrected Adam; and now Eve is celebrating in Your Resurrection, and the ends of the world keep festival, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὰ τοῦ ᾍδου σκυλεύσας βασίλεια, καὶ νεκροὺς ἀναστήσας Μακρόθυμε, Γυναιξὶ Μυροφόροις συνήντησας, ἀντὶ λύπης, χαρὰν κομισάμενος, καὶ Ἀποστόλοις σου ἐμήνυσας τὰ τῆς νίκης σύμβολα, Σωτήρ μου ζωοδότα, καὶ τὴν κτίσιν ἐφώτισας φιλάνθρωπε· διὰ τοῦτο καὶ κόσμος συγχαίρει, τῇ ἐκ νεκρῶν Ἐγέρσει σου πολυέλεε.

Having plundered the realms of Hades and raised the dead, O Longsuffering, You met the Myrrh-bearing women and gave them joy instead of sorrow. And Your Apostles You informed of the symbols of victory, my life-giving Savior, and You illumined creation, O Lover of man. Therefore the world also rejoices, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [GKD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Θʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου Ἰακώβου τοῦ Ἀλφαίου.

On October 9, we commemorate the holy Apostle James (Iakovos), son of Alphaeus.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀνδρονίκου καὶ Ἀθανασίας τῆς συμβίου αὐτοῦ.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Andronicus and his wife Athanasia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῆς ἁγίας Μάρτυρος Ποπλίας.

On this day we commemorate the holy Martyr Poplia the Confessor.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Πέτρου.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Peter.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Δωροθέου Ἐπισκόπου Τύρου.

On this day we commemorate our devout father Dorotheus Bishop of Tyre.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ δικαίου Ἀβραὰμ καὶ τοῦ ἀνεψιοῦ αὐτοῦ Λώτ.

On this day we commemorate righteous Abraham and his nephew Lot.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Στεφάνου τοῦ Τυφλοῦ, πρίγκηπος τῆς Σερβίας.

On this day we commemorate St. Stephan the Blind, Prince of Serbia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου ἱερομάρτυρος Διονυσίου, πρώτου ἐπισκόπου Παρισίων, καὶ τῶν σὺν αὐτῷ Ρουστικοῦ καὶ Ἐλευθερίου.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Dionysius, the first Bishop of Paris, and those with him, Rusticus and Eleftherios.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἁγίων σου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Θεοτόκου

Katavasias of Theotokos

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Mode 4.

Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου, καὶ πληρωθήσεται Πνεύματος, καὶ λόγον ἐρεύξομαι, τῇ Βασιλίδι Μητρί, καὶ ὀφθήσομαι, φαιδρῶς πανηγυρίζων, καὶ ᾄσω γηθόμενος, ταύτης τὰ θαύματα.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her miracles. [SD]

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· καὶ ἐν τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου, στεφάνων δόξης ἀξίωσον.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Τὴν ἀνεξιχνίαστον θείαν βουλήν, τῆς ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου σαρκώσεως, σοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ὁ Προφήτης, Ἀββακούμ, κατανοῶν ἐκραύγαζε· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Τὴν θείαν ταύτην καὶ πάντιμον, τελοῦντες ἑορτὴν οἱ θεόφρονες, τῆς Θεομήτορος, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας κροτήσωμεν, τὸν ἐξ αὐτῆς τεχθέντα Θεὸν δοξάζοντες.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Οὐκ ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει οἱ θεόφρονες, παρὰ τὸν Κτίσαντα, ἀλλὰ πυρὸς ἀπειλήν, ἀνδρείως πατήσαντες, χαίροντες ἔψαλλον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, ὁ τόκος τῆς Θεοτόκου διεσώσατο, τότε μὲν τυπούμενος, νῦν δὲ ἐνεργούμενος, τὴν οἰκουμένην ἅπασαν, ἀγείρει ψάλλουσαν. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου.

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of Gospel.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἅγιος εἶ, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

( Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου. )

( And with your spirit. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

( Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι. )

( Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Ϛʹ

Eothinon 6

Λουκᾶν ΚΔʹ 36-53

Luke. 24:36-53

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐκ νεκρῶν ἔστη ἐν μέσῳ τῶν Μαθητῶν, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Πτοηθέντες δὲ καὶ ἔμφοβοι γενόμενοι, ἐδόκουν πνεῦμα θεωρεῖν. Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Τί τεταραγμένοι ἐστέ, καὶ διατὶ διαλογισμοὶ ἀναβαίνουσιν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν; ἴδετε τὰς χεῖράς μου καὶ τοὺς πόδας μου, ὅτι αὐτὸς ἐγώ εἰμι, ψηλαφήσατέ με καὶ ἴδετε, ὅτι πνεῦμα σάρκα καὶ ὀστέα οὐκ ἔχει, καθὼς ἐμὲ θεωρεῖτε ἔχοντα. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπών, ἐπέδειξεν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τοὺς πόδας. Ἒτι δὲ ἀπιστούντων αὐτῶν ἀπὸ τῆς χαρᾶς, καὶ θαυμαζόντων, εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἔχετέ τι βρώσιμον ἐνθάδε; Οἱ δὲ ἐπέδωκαν αὐτῷ ἰχθύος ὀπτοῦ μέρος, καὶ ἀπὸ μελισσίου κηρίου. Καὶ λαβών, ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν ἔφαγεν. Εἶπε δὲ αὐτοῖς· Οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι, οὓς ἐλάλησα πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔτι ὢν σὺν ὑμῖν, ὅτι δεῖ πληρωθῆναι πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωσέως καὶ Προφήταις καὶ Ψαλμοῖς περὶ ἐμοῦ. Τότε διήνοιξεν αὐτῶν τὸν νοῦν, τοῦ συνιέναι τὰς Γραφάς· καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ὃτι οὕτω γέγραπται, καὶ οὕτως εἴδει παθεῖν τὸν Χριστόν, καὶ ἀναστῆναι ἐκ νεκρῶν τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ, καὶ κηρυχθῆναι ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ μετάνοιαν καὶ ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν εἰς πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἀρξάμενον ἀπὸ Ἱερουσαλήμ. Ὑμεῖς δέ ἐστε μάρτυρες τούτων. Καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀποστέλλω τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός μου ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς· ὑμεῖς δὲ καθίσατε ἐν τῇ πόλει Ἱερουσαλήμ, ἕως οὗ ἐνδύσησθε δύναμιν ἐξ ὕψους. Ἐξήγαγε δὲ αὐτοὺς ἔξω εἰς Βηθανίαν, καὶ ἐπάρας τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ, εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς. Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ εὐλογεῖν αὐτόν αὐτούς, διέστη ἀπʼ αὐτῶν, καὶ ἀνεφέρετο εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν. Καὶ αὐτοὶ, προσκυνήσαντες αὐτόν, ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς Ἱερουσαλὴμ μετὰ χαρᾶς μεγάλης. Καὶ ἦσαν διαπαντός ἐν τῷ Ἱερῷ, αἰνοῦντες καὶ εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Θεόν. Ἀμήν.

At that time, having risen from the dead, Jesus stood among His disciples and said to them, "Peace be with you." But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave Him a piece of broiled fish [and some honeycomb], and He took it and ate before them. Then He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name in all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Then He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them. While He blessed them, He parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the Temple blessing God. [RSV]

( Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι. )

( Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You. )

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Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας διʼ ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

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Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπʼ ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

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Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας χριστιανῶν ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφʼ ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save Your people and bless Your inheritance. Look upon Your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us Your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

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Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

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Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθʼ οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἰ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of Your only-begotten Son, with whom You are blessed, together with Your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Θʹ Ὠδήν.

It is appropriate to stand for the singing of Ode ix.

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Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

Let us honor and magnify in song the Theotokos and the Mother of the light.

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Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode pl. 4.

Στίχ. Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου.

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ· ἰδού γάρ, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί.

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγαλεῖα ὁ Δυνατός, καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καί το ἔλεος αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεάν, καὶ γενεὰν τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν.

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐποίησε Κράτος ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν.

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Καθεῖλε δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων, καὶ ὕψωσε ταπεινούς, πεινῶντας ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν, καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλε κενούς.

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ, μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, καθὼς ἐλάλησε πρὸς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν, τῷ Ἀβραάμ, καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ἐξέστη ἐπὶ τούτῳ ὁ οὐρανός, καὶ τῆς γῆς κατεπλάγη τὰ πέρατα, ὅτι Θεός, ὤφθη τοῖς ἀνθρώποις σωματικῶς, καὶ ἡ γαστήρ σου γέγονεν, εὐρυχωροτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν· διό σε Θεοτόκε, Ἀγγέλων καὶ ἀνθρώπων, ταξιαρχίαι μεγαλύνουσι.

The heavens were astounded because of this, * and the ends of the earth were astonished, because God himself * bodily appeared to the human race, * O Theotokos, coming forth * from your virgin womb, which indeed became * more spacious than the heavens. * And therefore by the orders * of men and angels you are magnified. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῇ θείᾳ καὶ ἀνάρχῳ φύσει ἁπλοῦς, πεφυκὼς συνετέθης προσλήψει σαρκός, ἐν σεαυτῷ, ταύτην ὑποστήσας Λόγε Θεοῦ· καὶ πεπονθὼς ὡς ἄνθρωπος, ἔμεινας ἐκτὸς πάθους ὡς Θεός· διό σε ἐν οὐσίαις, δυσὶν ἀδιαιρέτως, καὶ ἀσυγχύτως μεγαλύνομεν.

You are, O Word of God, simple in divine, * unoriginate nature, and now composite in the flesh, * which You have assumed and have made Your own. * You suffered as a man, and yet * You remained without suffering as God. * We therefore magnify You * in two distinctive natures, * without dividing or confusing them. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Πατέρα κατʼ οὐσίαν τὴν θεϊκήν, ὡς δὲ φύσει γενόμενος ἄνθρωπος ἔφης Θεόν, Ὕψιστε τοῖς δούλοις συγκατιών, ἐξαναστὰς τοῦ μνήματος, χάριτι Πατέρα τῶν γηγενῶν, τιθεὶς τὸν κατὰ φύσιν, Θεόν τε καὶ Δεσπότην, μεθʼ οὗ σε πάντες μεγαλύνομεν.

O Lord, when You in nature became a man, * having taken the form of a servant, being God Most High, * You addressed as God Him who by divine * nature is Father. Then You rose * from the tomb and made Him to be by grace * the Father of us earthlings, * our God and Lord by nature. * Now You and He by all are magnified. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὠράθης ὦ Παρθένε Μήτηρ Θεοῦ, ὑπὲρ φύσιν τεκοῦσα ἐν σώματι, τὸν ἀγαθόν, Λόγον ἐκ καρδίας τῆς ἑαυτοῦ, ὃν ὁ Πατὴρ ἠρεύξατο, πάντων πρὸ αἰώνων ὡς ἀγαθός· ὃν νῦν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων, ἐπέκεινα νοοῦμεν, εἰ καὶ τὸ σῶμα περιβέβληται.

O Virgin, you are known as Mother of God, * for you bodily gave birth – transcending nature – to the good * Logos, whom the Father who is all-good * begot before eternity, * hypostatic Word flowing from His heart, * and whom we know as having * a body now in heaven, without succumbing to bodily needs. [SD]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ἀπορεῖ πᾶσα γλῶσσα.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (Every tongue.)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἔφανας κόσμῳ, ὥσπερ ἀστραπὴ διατρέχων, τοὺς ἐν τῷ σκότει πάλαι, καὶ σκιᾷ τῆς ἀγνωσίας καθημένους, ἕλκων πρὸς τὸ φῶς τὸ ἄδυτον, τοῦ σαρκωθέντος μονογενοῦς Υἱοῦ, οὗ αὐτόπτης ἐγένου Μάκαρ, καὶ δραστικὸς ὑπηρέτης, ὃν μεγαλύνομεν.

You have appeared to the world like a flash of lightning, ⁄ drawing those who have been sitting in the darkness and shadow of ignorance ⁄ towards the unsetting light of the incarnate, only-begotten Son. ⁄ You were His witness and true servant and we magnify you! [OCA]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Βιαίαν Μάκαρ, τὴν ἐξ οὐρανοῦ φερομένην, πνοὴν ἐδέξω, γλῶσσάν τε πυρίπνοον πλουτήσας καταφλέγεις, δίκην ἀκανθῶν τὴν ἄθεον κόσμου σοφίαν, φωτιστικαῖς αὐγαῖς τοῦ κηρύγματος Χριστοῦ, λάμπων καὶ τὴν ἀχλύν, διαλύων Θεομακάριστε.

You received the breath of the wind borne down from the heavens ⁄ and were enriched by the Spirit's tongue of fire. ⁄ You burn up the ungodly wisdom of the world like thorns, ⁄ shining with the bright rays of the proclamation of Christ. ⁄ You dispel the darkness, divinely blessed one. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡραϊσμένος κάλλει, ἀσυγκρίτῳ τῷ τοῦ Δεσπότου, καὶ Θεόφρον, πεποικιλμένος λαμπηδόνας ἐξαστράπτεις, καὶ περιχαρῶς Ἰάκωβε, περιπολεύεις περὶ τὸν θρόνον, ὄντος τοῦ Κτίστου καὶ Θεοῦ, ἔνθα τῶν Ἀποστόλων, χορεῖαι μακαριώτατε.

Divinely eloquent Apostle James, ⁄ accept the hymn of supplication we offer to you ⁄ as we celebrate your all-honored and radiant memory. ⁄ Deliver your servants from their sins, supreme apostle of Christ, ⁄ and fervently pray that we may fittingly magnify you. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡς ἀπειράνδρως ἔσχες, ἐν γαστρί σου τὸν Λόγον, οὕτως ἀφθόρως τίκτεις, διαμένουσα Παρθένος Θεοτόκε, τὸν Ἐμμανουὴλ ὑπάρχοντα, τοῦτο κἀκεῖνο· καὶ γὰρ ὁμοῦ Θεός τε καὶ ἄνθρωπός ἐστι. Τοῦτον διπλοῦν τῇ φύσει εἰδότες, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Receiving the Word in your womb without knowing man, ⁄ you remained incorrupt, all-pure Virgin. ⁄ You gave birth for us to Emmanuel, Who is both God and man! ⁄ We acknowledge Him to have two natures and we magnify you! [OCA]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 4.

Στίχ. Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου.

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ· ἰδού γάρ, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί.

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγαλεῖα ὁ Δυνατός, καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καί το ἔλεος αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεάν, καὶ γενεὰν τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν.

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐποίησε Κράτος ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν.

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Καθεῖλε δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων, καὶ ὕψωσε ταπεινούς, πεινῶντας ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν, καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλε κενούς.

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ, μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, καθὼς ἐλάλησε πρὸς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν, τῷ Ἀβραάμ, καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἅπας γηγενής, σκιρτάτω τῷ πνεύματι λαμπαδουχούμενος, πανηγυριζέτω δέ, ἀΰλων Νόων φύσις γεραίρουσα, τὰ ἱερὰ θαυμάσια τῆς Θεομήτορος, καὶ βοάτω· Χαίροις παμμακάριστε, Θεοτόκε Ἁγνὴ ἀειπάρθενε.

All you born on earth, * with festival lamps in hand, in spirit leap for joy; * and all you the heavenly angelic orders, join in and celebrate; * and honoring the sacred wonders of the Mother of God, * sing the joyful salutation, "O rejoice, * Theotokos, all-blest, ever-virgin pure!" [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Τῆς παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

Ὅτι σὲ αἰνοῦσι πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰωνων.

For all the powers of heaven praise You, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

Holy is the Lord our God. (2) [SAAS]

Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ.

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet.

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Ϛʹ Ἑωθινόν.

Eothinon 6.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Δεικνύων ὅτι ἄνθρωπος, Σῶτερ εἶ κατʼ οὐσίαν, ἀναστὰς ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, βρώσεως συμμετέσχες, καὶ μέσον στὰς ἐδίδασκες, μετάνοιαν κηρύσσειν· εὐθὺς δὲ πρὸς οὐράνιον, ἀνελήφθης Πατέρα, καὶ Μαθηταῖς, πέμπειν τὸν Παράκλητον ἐπηγγείλω. Ὑπέρθεε Θεάνθρωπε, δόξα τῇ σῇ ἐγέρσει.

Demonstrating that You are man * essentially, O Savior, * after Your rising from the grave, * You came and stood among them, and ate the food; and You taught them * that they should preach repentance. * You, being forthwith taken up * to the heavenly Father, promised to send * the Paraclete Spirit to Your disciples. * O God, beyond divine, and man, * glory to Your arising. [SD]

Τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

For the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Ὡς μύστης καὶ Ἀπόστολος, καὶ ὑπηρέτης ἄριστος, Χριστοῦ τοῦ μόνου Δεσπότου, Ἰάκωβε Θεοκήρυξ, τοῦτον δοῦναι ἱκέτευε, τῷ βασιλεῖ τὰ τρόπαια, καὶ ἱλασμὸν πανεύφημε, ἁμαρτιῶν τοῖς τελοῦσι, τὴν παναγίαν σου μνήμην.

We pray you, preacher sent by God, * Saint James, as an initiate, * Apostle, and excellent servant * of Christ the only Master; * entreat Him to bestow upon * our leaders peace and victory, * and the forgiveness of their sins* to those who observe your holy * memorial, O all-praise one. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Σὲ οἱ Προφῆται ἅπαντες, Παρθένε προηγόρευσαν, στάμνον καὶ ῥάβδον καὶ πλάκα, καὶ ἀλατομητον ὄρος, καὶ κιβωτὸν καὶ τράπεζαν, λυχνίαν χρυσαυγίζουσαν, ἡμεῖς δὲ σε Θεοτόκον, ἀξίως ἀνευφημοῦμεν.

O Virgin Maid, the Prophets all * have prophesied concerning you. * They called you the jar of manna, * the blossoming rod, the tablet, * the mountain that was quarried not, * the table, ark, and golden lamp; * and we, as is right, extol you, * for you are the Theotokos. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Lauds. Mode pl. 4.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

Praise Him, all you His angels; praise Him, all you His hosts. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν πάντα τὰ ἄστρα καὶ τὸ φῶς.

Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars and light.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου.

Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the Lord's name.

Ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν, αὐτὸς ἐνετείλατο, καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν.

For He spoke, and they were made; He commanded, and they were created.

Ἔστησεν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· πρόσταγμα ἔθετο, καὶ οὐ παρελεύσεται.

He established them forever and unto ages of ages; He set forth His ordinance, and it shall not pass away.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, δράκοντες καὶ πᾶσαι ἄβυσσοι.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons and all the deeps.

Πῦρ, χάλαζα, χιών, κρύσταλλος, πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, τὰ ποιοῦντα τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ.

Fire and hail, snow and ice, stormy wind, which perform His word.

Τὰ ὄρη καὶ πάντες οἱ βουνοί, ξύλα καρποφόρα καὶ πᾶσαι κέδροι.

Mountains and all the hills, fruitful trees and all cedars.

Τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, ἑρπετὰ καὶ πετεινὰ πτερωτά.

Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds.

Βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ πάντες λαοί, ἄρχοντες καὶ πάντες κριταὶ γῆς.

Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth.

Νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων· αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι ὑψώθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ μόνου.

Young men and maidens, elders with younger, let them praise the Lord's name, for His name alone is exalted.

Ἡ ἐξομολόγησις αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ. καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας λαοῦ αὐτοῦ.

His thanksgiving is in earth and heaven. And He shall exalt the horn of His people.

Ὕμνος πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ, λαῷ ἐγγίζοντι αὐτῷ.

A hymn for all His saints, for the children of Israel, a people who draw near to Him.

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ὁσίων.

Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His holy ones.

Εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Σιὼν ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν ἐπὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῶν.

Let Israel be glad in Him who made him, and let the children of Zion greatly rejoice in their King.

Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐν χορῷ, ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ ψαλτηρίῳ ψαλάτωσαν αὐτῷ.

Let them praise His name with dance; with tambourine and harp let them sing to Him.

Ὅτι εὐδοκεῖ Κύριος ἐν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑψώσει πραεῖς ἐν σωτηρίᾳ.

For the Lord is pleased with His people, and He shall exalt the gentle with salvation.

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

The holy ones shall boast in glory, and they shall greatly rejoice on their beds.

Αἱ ὑψώσεις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν, καὶ ῥομφαῖαι δίστομοι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν.

The high praise of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand.

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐκδίκησιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἐλεγμοὺς ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς.

To deal retribution to the nations, reproving among the peoples.

Τοῦ δῆσαι τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν πέδαις καὶ τοὺς ἐνδόξους αὐτῶν ἐν χειροπέδαις σιδηραῖς.

To shackle their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.

   

   

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν αὐτοῖς κρῖμα ἔγγραπτον· δόξα αὕτη ἔσται πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ.

To fulfill among them the written judgment: this glory have all His holy ones. [SAAS]

Κύριε, εἰ καὶ κριτηρίῳ παρέστης, ὑπὸ Πιλάτου κρινόμενος, ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἀπελείφθης τοῦ θρόνου, τῷ Πατρὶ συγκαθεζόμενος, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρών, τὸν κόσμον ἠλευθέρωσας, ἐκ τῆς δουλείας τοῦ ἀλλοτρίου, ὡς οἰκτίρμων καὶ Φιλάνθρωπος.

Lord, even if You stood on trial and suffered Pontius Pilate to be Your judge, yet You did not leave Your divine throne, seated with the Father as You are. And when You rose from the dead, You freed the world from servitude that was imposed on it by the Devil, O Compassionate who love mankind. [SD]

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Θεὸν ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν στερεώματι τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ.

Praise God in His saints; praise Him in the firmament of His power. [SAAS]

Κύριε, εἰ καὶ ὡς νεκρὸν ἐν μνημείῳ, Ἰουδαῖοι σε κατέθεντο, ἀλλʼ ὡς Βασιλέα ὑπνοῦντα, στρατιῶταί σε ἐφύλαττον, καὶ ὡς ζωῆς θησαυρόν, σφραγῖδι ἐσφραγίσαντο· ἀλλὰ ἀνέστης καὶ παρέσχες, ἀφθαρσίαν ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν.

Lord, even if the Judeans had You buried as a lifeless body in a grave, yet a guard of soldiers was watching over You as though a sleeping king; and with a seal they secured the tomb as a treasure-house of life. But You arose and unto our souls granted incorruptibility. [SD]

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ.

Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. [SAAS]

Κύριε, ὅπλον κατὰ τοῦ διαβόλου, τὸν Σταυρόν σου ἡμῖν δέδωκας· φρίττει γὰρ καὶ τρέμει, μὴ φέρων καθορᾷν αὐτοῦ τὴν δύναμιν· ὅτι νεκροὺς ἀνιστᾷ καὶ θάνατον κατήργησε· διὰ τοῦτο προσκυνοῦμεν, τὴν Ταφήν σου καὶ τὴν Ἔγερσιν.

Lord, as a weapon against the Adversary You have given us Your holy Cross. Gripped with fear he trembles unable to endure to look upon its might, because it raises the dead, and death itself it neutralized. For this reason we adore Your three-day burial and rising again. [SD]

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ.

Praise Him with the sound of trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre. [SAAS]

Ὁ Ἄγγελός σου Κύριε, ὁ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν κηρύξας, τοὺς μὲν φύλακας ἐφόβησε, τὰ δὲ Γύναια ἐφώνησε λέγων· Τί ζητεῖτε τὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τῶν νεκρῶν; ἀνέστη Θεός ὤν, καὶ τῇ οἰκουμένῃ ζωὴν ἐδωρήσατο.

Your Angel, who announced Your resurrection, on the one hand frightened * those who guarding Your tomb, O Lord, * on the other hand he spoke to the Women, * "Why seek among the dead the One who is alive? * As God, He has risen, * granting to the whole world the gift of eternal life." [SD]

Τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

For the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἔδωκας σημείωσιν.

Mode 4. You have given.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῷ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνῳ.

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. [SAAS]

Ἔλαμψας Ἀπόστολε, φωτοειδὴς ὥσπερ ἥλιος, ταῖς ἀκτῖσι τοῦ Πνεύματος, καὶ πᾶσαν κατηύγασας, οἰκουμένην μάκαρ, τῇ θεογνωσίᾳ, καὶ ἀπεδίωξας ἀχλύν, πολυθεΐας, θείῳ κηρύγματι· Διό σου τὴν ὑπέρφωτον, καὶ ἀξιέπαινον σήμερον, ἐκτελοῦντες πανήγυριν, εὐσεβῶς σε γεραίρομεν.

With the Holy Spirit's rays you brightly shone, being luminous * like the sun, O Apostle James; * with knowledge of God you have enlightened the whole world, * O blessed Disciple; preaching the word of God you drove * away the darkness of polytheism. * And therefore we are celebrating your most splendid memorial * and your praiseworthy feast today,* and we piously honor you. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον.

Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

Ἔλαμψας Ἀπόστολε, φωτοειδὴς ὥσπερ ἥλιος, ταῖς ἀκτῖσι τοῦ Πνεύματος, καὶ πᾶσαν κατηύγασας, οἰκουμένην μάκαρ, τῇ θεογνωσίᾳ, καὶ ἀπεδίωξας ἀχλύν, πολυθεΐας, θείῳ κηρύγματι· Διό σου τὴν ὑπέρφωτον, καὶ ἀξιέπαινον σήμερον, ἐκτελοῦντες πανήγυριν, εὐσεβῶς σε γεραίρομεν.

With the Holy Spirit's rays you brightly shone, being luminous * like the sun, O Apostle James; * with knowledge of God you have enlightened the whole world, * O blessed Disciple; preaching the word of God you drove * away the darkness of polytheism. * And therefore we are celebrating your most splendid memorial * and your praiseworthy feast today,* and we piously honor you. [SD]

Στίχ. Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς τὰ πέρατα τῆς οἰκουμένης τὰ ῥήματα αὐτοῦ.

Verse: His proclamation went forth into all the earth, and his words to the ends of the world. [SAAS]

Ἐν ὕψει καθήμενος, θεογνωσίας Ἰάκωβε, ὑπεδέξω τοῦ Πνεύματος, τὴν χάριν φανεῖσάν σοι, τοῦ πυρὸς ἐν εἴδει καὶ γλώσσῃ πυρίνῃ, πᾶσαν κατέφλεξας σαφῶς, τῆς ἀσεβείας ὕλην πολύθεον· Διὸ σε ὡς Ἀπόστολον, καὶ θεηγόρον γεραίρομεν, τὴν ἁγίαν σου σήμερον, ἐκτελοῦντες πανήγυριν.

Sitting in the height of knowledge of our God, O most holy James, * you accepted the Spirit's grace, * appearing that day to you in the form of fire.* Clearly by your preaching with fiery tongue you burned away * the very essence of polytheism. * And therefore do we honor you as an Apostle who spoke of God * on this day as we celebrate * your all-holy memorial. [SD]

Στίχ. Οἱ οὐρανοὶ διηγοῦνται δόξαν Θεοῦ, ποίησιν δὲ χειρῶν αὐτοῦ ἀναγγέλλει τὸ στερέωμα.

Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows the creation of His hands. [SAAS]

Ἑβρόντησας Πάνσοφε, τῇ οἰκουμένῃ διδάγματα, ἱερὰ καὶ σωτήρια, καὶ πᾶσαν ἐκάθηρας, εἰδωλομανίας, τὴν κτίσιν θεόφρον, καὶ κατεφώτισας λαούς, θεογνωσίας ταῖς ἐπιλάμψεσιν, εἰδώλων τὰ τεμένη δέ, καταστρεψάμενος χάριτι, Ἐκκλησίας εἰς αἴνεσιν, τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἤγειρας.

O all-wise Apostle James, you thundered forth to the whole wide world * sacred teachings that save our souls. * You cleansed and you purified the world of its idols * and its pagan madness. * And you enlightened with the rays * of Godly knowledge the peoples everywhere. * And when you had destroyed the temples of the idols by grace divine, * you built Churches in place of them, * for the praise of our Lord and God. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Δόξα. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Glory. Mode pl. 2.

Τὸ Ϛʹ Ἑωθινόν.

Eothinon 6.

Ἡ ὄντως εἰρήνη σὺ Χριστέ, πρὸς ἀνθρώπους Θεοῦ, εἰρήνην τὴν σὴν διδούς, μετὰ τὴν Ἔγερσιν Μαθηταῖς, ἐμφόβους ἔδειξας αὐτούς, δόξαντας πνεῦμα ὁρᾷν, ἀλλὰ κατέστειλας τὸν τάραχον αὐτῶν τῆς ψυχῆς, δείξας τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τοὺς πόδας σου· πλὴν ἀπιστούντων ἔτι, τῇ τῆς τροφῆς μεταλήψει, καὶ διδαχῶν ἀναμνήσει, διήνοιξας αὐτῶν τὸν νοῦν, τοῦ συνιέναι τὰς Γραφάς· οἷς καὶ τὴν Πατρικὴν ἐπαγγελίαν καθυποσχόμενος, καὶ εὐλογήσας αὐτούς, διέστης πρὸς οὐρανόν. Διὸ σὺν αὐτοῖς προσκυνοῦμέν σε, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

O Christ, You the true peace of God with humanity, when You gave Your peace to the Disciples after the resurrection, You frightened them; for they thought that they were seeing a ghost. But You quieted the agitation of their souls by showing them Your hands and Your feet. And while they still did not believe it, You partook of the food and reminded them of the teachings, and thus You opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. Then, when You affirmed the promise of the Father, and You blessed them, You departed for heaven. We therefore join them in worshipping You. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπερευλογημένη ὑπάρχεις, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· διὰ γὰρ τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθέντος, ὁ ᾅδης ἠχμαλώτισται, ὁ Ἀδὰμ ἀνακέκληται, ἡ κατάρα νενέκρωται, ἡ Εὔα ἠλευθέρωται, ὁ θάνατος τεθανάτωται, καὶ ἡμεις ἐζωοποιήθημεν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες βοῶμεν· Εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ οὕτως εὐδοκήσας δόξα σοι.

You are supremely blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For through Him who from you became incarnate was Hades taken prisoner, and Adam has been summoned back; the curse has been neutralized, and Eve has been liberated; death has been put to death, and we have been brought to life. Therefore extolling we cry out: O Christ our God, You are blessed, for so was Your good pleasure. Glory to You! [SD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Μ. Δοξολογίαν.

It is appropriate to stand for the Great Doxology.

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

Δόξα σοι τῷ δείξαντι τὸ φῶς. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη, ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία.

Glory be to You who showed the light. Glory in the highest to God. His peace is on earth, His good pleasure in mankind. [SD]

Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν.

We praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You, we give thanks to You for Your great glory.

Κύριε βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ· Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα.

Lord King, heavenly God, Father, Ruler over all; Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; and You, O Holy Spirit.

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ αἴρων τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ κόσμου.

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us, You who take away the sins of the world.

Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Accept our supplication, You who sit at the right hand of the Father, and have mercy on us.

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν.

For You alone are holy, You alone are Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Καθʼ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

Every day I will bless You, and Your name will I praise to eternity, and to the ages of ages.

Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day, that we be kept without sin.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν.

Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name to the ages. Amen.

Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφʼ ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ.

Let Your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we have set our hope on You.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με, ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι.

Lord, You have been our refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me. Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.

Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον. Δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου.

Lord, I have fled to You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.

Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς, ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς.

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light.

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (ἐκ γʹ)

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3)

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῆς Δοξολογίας λέγομεν Τροπάριον Ἀναστάσιμον.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Ἦχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Σήμερον σωτηρία τῷ κόσμῳ γέγονεν. ᾌσωμεν τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου καὶ ἀρχηγῷ τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν· καθελὼν γὰρ τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, τὸ νῖκος ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Today has salvation come to pass in the world. Let us sing to Him who resurrected from the tomb and is the Author of our life. For, destroying death by death, He gave us the victory and the great mercy. [SD]

ἢ κατὰ τὴν παλαιωτέραν τάξιν·

Or, according to the older practice:

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode pl. 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Ἀναστὰς ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, καὶ τὰ δεσμὰ διαῤῥήξας τοῦ ᾍδου, ἔλυσας τὸ κατάκριμα, τοῦ θανάτου Κύριε, πάντας ἐκ τῶν παγίδων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ ῥυσάμενος, ἐμφανίσας σεαυτὸν τοῖς, Ἀποστόλοις σου, ἐξαπέστειλας αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τὸ κήρυγμα, καὶ διʼ αὐτῶν τὴν εἰρήνην παρέσχες τῇ οἰκουμένῃ, μόνε πολυέλεε.

When You rose from the sepulcher and broke the bonds of Hades, You repealed the sentence of death, O Lord, and delivered all from the snares of the enemy. And when You showed yourself to Your Apostles, You sent them out to preach, and through them You granted peace to the whole world, O only very merciful One. [SD]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, δεόμεθά σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ Ἀρχιεπισκόπου ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

Again we pray for our Archbishop (name).

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς κειμένων καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Τῆς παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

( Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου. )

( And with your spirit. )

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴ τι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

O Holy Lord, Who dwell on high and look upon the humble, and Who with Your all-seeing eye do behold all creation: to You have we bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we implore You, O Holy of Holies, stretch forth Your invisible hand from Your holy dwelling place and bless us all. And if in any way we have sinned, either willingly or unwillingly, pardon us, inasmuch as You are good, and You love mankind, granting us Your good things in this age and in the age to come.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

( Εὐλόγησον. )

( Father, bless! )

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. ( Ἀμήν. )

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. ( Amen. )

ΠΡΟΕΣΤΩΣ ἢ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

HIERARCH or READER

Στερεώσαι Κύριος ὁ Θεός τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Μεγάλῃ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, τῇ ἱερᾷ ἡμῶν Ἀρχιεπισκοπῇ, [τῇ ἱερᾷ Μητροπόλει ταύτῃ] καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

The Lord God make firm the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Great Church of Christ, our holy Archdiocese, [this holy Metropolis,] and this city, to the ages of ages..

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify.

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, δεόμεθά σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ Ἀρχιεπισκόπου ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

Again we pray for our Archbishop (name).

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς κειμένων καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

Τῆς παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

( Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου. )

( And with your spirit. )

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴ τι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

O Holy Lord, Who dwell on high and look upon the humble, and Who with Your all-seeing eye do behold all creation: to You have we bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we implore You, O Holy of Holies, stretch forth Your invisible hand from Your holy dwelling place and bless us all. And if in any way we have sinned, either willingly or unwillingly, pardon us, inasmuch as You are good, and You love mankind, granting us Your good things in this age and in the age to come.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

( Εὐλόγησον. )

( Father, bless! )

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. ( Ἀμήν. )

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. ( Amen. )

ΠΡΟΕΣΤΩΣ ἢ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

HIERARCH or READER

Στερεώσαι Κύριος ὁ Θεός τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Μεγάλῃ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, τῇ ἱερᾷ ἡμῶν Ἀρχιεπισκοπῇ, [τῇ ἱερᾷ Μητροπόλει ταύτῃ] καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

The Lord God make firm the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Great Church of Christ, our holy Archdiocese, [this holy Metropolis,] and this city, to the ages of ages..

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify.

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

Lord, have mercy. (3) Father, bless!

Dismissal

Dismissal

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Δόξα σοι, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, O Christ our God. Glory to You.

Ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ καλλινίκων μαρτύρων· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ του ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου Ἰακώβου τοῦ Ἀλφαίου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος καὶ ἐλεήμων Θεός.

May He Who rose from the dead, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and the holy Apostle James, the son of Alphaeus, whose memory we observe, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and merciful and loves mankind.

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers…"

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers…"

Διʼ εὐχῶν τῶν ἁγίων πατέρων ἡμῶν, Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )