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Menaion - October 20

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μεγαλομάρτυρος Ἀρτεμίου

Memory of the Holy Great Martyr Artemius

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου

Menaion Supplement

Τοῦ ὁσίου και θεοφόρου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Γερασίμου τοῦ νέου Ἀσκητοῦ

Memory of our devout father Gerasimos of Kephallenia

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 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.

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Apolytikion. For the Saint.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ὁ Μάρτυς σου Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἀθλήσει αὐτοῦ, τὸ στέφος ἐκομίσατο τῆς ἀφθαρσίας, ἐκ σοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν· ἔχων γὰρ τὴν ἰσχύν σου, τοὺς τυράννους καθεῖλεν· ἔθραυσε καὶ δαιμόνων, τὰ ἀνίσχυρα θράση, αὐτοῦ ταῖς ἱκεσίαις Χριστέ, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Your Martyr, O Lord, was worthily awarded by You * the crown of incorruption, in that he contested for You our immortal God. * Since he possessed Your power, he defeated the tyrants, * dashing the demons' powerless displays of defiance. * O Christ God, at his fervent entreaties, save our souls. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Glory. For the Devout Man.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τῶν Ὀρθοδόξων προστάτην, καὶ ἐν σώματι ἄγγελον, καὶ θαυματουργὸν θεοφόρον, νεοφανέντα ἡμῖν, ἐπαινέσωμεν πιστοί, θεῖον Γεράσιμον· ὅτι ἀξίως παρὰ Θεοῦ ἀπείληφεν, ἰαμάτων τὴν ἀέναον χάριν· ῥώννυσι τοὺς νοσοῦντας, δαιμονῶντας ἰᾶται· διὸ καὶ τοῖς τιμῶσιν αυτόν, βρύει ἰάματα.

O believers, let us praise the protector of the Orthodox, the God-bearing miracle-worker lately appearing to us, the incarnate angel, divine Gerasimos. For he has rightly received from God the ever-flowing grace of performing healings. He strengthens those with diseases and he heals those with demons. And therefore he pours out healings to those who honor him. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Τοῦ Γαβριὴλ φθεγξαμένου σοι Παρθένε τὸ Χαῖρε, σὺν τῇ φωνῇ ἐσαρκοῦτο ὁ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης, ἐν σοὶ τῇ ἁγίᾳ κιβωτῷ, ὡς ἔφη ὁ δίκαιος Δαυΐδ. Ἐδείχθης πλατυτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν, βαστάσασα τὸν Κτίστην σου. Δόξα τῷ ἐνοικήσαντι ἐν σοί· δόξα τῷ προελθόντι ἐκ σοῦ· δόξα τῷ ἐλευθερώσαντι ἡμᾶς, διὰ τοῦ τόκου σου.

When Gabriel had uttered rejoice to you, O Virgin, * then with the voice was the Lord of all becoming incarnate * in you whom the holy Ark of old * prefigured, as righteous David said. * You carried your Creator and proved to be more spacious than the heavens. * Glory to Him who dwelt inside of you! * Glory to Him who came forth from You! * Glory be to Him who through your childbirth has set us free! [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 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. )

Κάθισμα Αʹ. Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Kathisma I. For the Devout Man.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Νεόφωτος ἀστήρ, τῇ Χριστοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, ἐφάνης ἀληθῶς, ἀρετῶν τῇ ἀσκήσει, καὶ θαύμασιν ἑκάστοτε, καταυγάζεις τὰ πέρατα· ὅθεν σήμερον, τὴν φωτοφόρον σου μνήμην, ἑορτάζοντες, πάτερ Γεράσιμε πόθῳ, ὑμνοῦμέν σε Ὅσιε.

Unto the Church of Christ you have truly appeared as * a newly shining star by your practice of virtue; * and every day with miracles you illumine the universe. * Hence, O holy one, we celebrate your most splendid * memory today, and extol you with longing, * O father Gerasimos. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Νεκρώσας τῆς σαρκός, τὰ σκιρτήματα πάντα, συντόνῳ προσευχῇ, καὶ πολλῇ ἐγκρατείᾳ, δοχεῖον πολύτιμον, ἀνεδείχθης τοῦ Πνεύματος, καὶ τὸ σῶμά σου, ἀφθαρτισθὲν ἰατρεῖον, πάσης δέδεικται, ὡς ἀληθῶς ἀῤῥωστίας, Γεράσιμε ὅσιε.

Through ardent self-control and intense ceaseless prayer * you mortified the flesh and its passionate movements. * And thus did the Spirit make you a vessel most hon'rable. * And your body which is incorrupt has been truly * shown to be the cure for every manner of illness, * O holy Gerasimos. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Τεκοῦσα ἐν σαρκί, τὸν ὑπέρθεον Λόγον, μορφῇ τῇ καθʼ ἡμᾶς, ἀσυγχύτως Παρθένε, τὸν θαύμασι δοξάσαντα, τὸν Γεράσιμον Ἄχραντε, καθικέτευε, πάσης ἀνάγκης καὶ βλάβης, ἡμᾶς ῥύεσθαι, τοὺς μεγαλύνοντας Κόρη, τὴν ἄῤῥηκτον δόξαν σου.

Since you gave birth in flesh to the super-divine Word * according to our form without confusion, O Virgin, * who glorified Gerasimos, O Pure one, with miracles, * therefore supplicate that we who magnify rightly * your ineffable glory, O Maiden, be rescued * from all need and injury. [SD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ. Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Kathisma II. For the Devout Man.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Ἀπὸ Θεοῦ ὁδηγηθεὶς ἐν τῇ νήσῳ, Κεφαλληνίας ἀληθῶς θεοφόρε, τῇ σῇ ἐλεύσει ταύτην καθηγίασας, καὶ ὡς δῶρον ἔνθεον, καὶ θησαύρισμα μέγα, ταύτῃ Πάτερ δέδωκας, τὸ σὸν ἅγιον σκῆνος, ὃ προσκυνοῦσα πίστει ἀληθεῖ, τὰς σὰς κηρύττει, Γεράσιμε χάριτας.

You were directed by the Lord to the Island * Kefallinia truly, God-bearing father, * and with your arrival did you hallow her. * And you have bequeathed to her * your divine holy body * as a sacred gift of God * and a great wealth and treasure. * And as she venerates it with true faith, * she clearly heralds your graces, Gerasimos. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Ἐν Ὁμαλῶν κατασκηνώσας τῷ τόπῳ, Μονὴν ἁγίαν συνεκρότησας Πάτερ, οἷα ψυχῶν λιμένα ἀκλυδώνιστον, καὶ χορείαν ἤθροισας, σεμνοτάτων παρθένων, ἃς καὶ καθωδήγησας, διὰ βίου καὶ λόγου, πρὸς τὸν νυμφῶνα τὸν ἐν οὐρανοῖς, οἷα φωτὸς ἀΰλου πλήρης Γεράσιμε.

Upon the site called Omalon, holy father, * you dwelt and founded your divine monastery * to be for souls a harbor invulnerable to storms. * And you brought together there * a host of decorous virgins * whom through your exemplary * life and words you directed * unto the bridal chamber in the sky. * For you were full of divine light, Gerasimos. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Τὴν σὴν ἁγίαν Θεοτόκε εἰκόνα, τὴν εὑρεθεῖσαν Ὁμαλῶν ἐν τῷ τόπῳ, ὁ θεοφόρος προσελθὼν Γεράσιμος, πίστει προσεκύνησεν, ἀνυμνῶν σου τὴν δόξαν, καὶ Μονὴν ἀνήγειρε, τῇ σεπτῇ σου Κοιμήσει· οὗ ταῖς πρεσβείαις λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, Θεογεννῆτορ, δεινῶν περιστάσεων.

O Theotokos, when our God-bearing father * holy Gerasimos came to the location * called Omalon, with faith he venerated your divine * icon, which he found thereat, * thus extolling your glory. * And he built a convent named * for your august Dormition. * Deliver us from all distressing straits * through his entreaties, O Mother of Christ our God. [SD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ. Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Kathisma III. For the Devout Man.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Θείῳ πόθῳ πτερωθείς, τόπους διέδραμες πολλούς, συναθροίσας τῇ ψυχῇ, πλοῦτον ἁγίων ἀρετῶν, καὶ ἐν Σιὼν παραγενόμενος ὦ Πάτερ, νηστεύεις νουνεχῶς, ὥσπερ ὁ Κύριος, ἡμέρας ἀληθῶς, τεσσαράκοντα, καὶ μετὰ πότμον ἐξάγεις τὸ γύναιον, ἐπιφανεὶς ἐκ τοῦ φρέατος· πολλὴν γὰρ χάριν, Χριστός σοι νέμει, τελεῖν θαυμάσια Γεράσιμε.

Animated by divine * love, many places you traversed * and you gathered for yourself * the holy virtues as if wealth. * And thus when you went to Zion, O holy father, * you prudently performed * a fast that truly endured * the length of forty days, * just as the Lord of old. * And after death you appeared to the woman * when you extracted her from the well. * For Christ has given you grace in abundance * to work miracles, O Gerasimos. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Ἡ σορὸς τοῦ λειψάνου σου τοῦ σεπτοῦ, μυροθήκη τῆς χάριτος θαυμαστή, ὤφθη διαπνέουσα, ὑπὲρ πάντα ἀρώματα, ὀσμὴν ἀθανασίας, ὡς μύρον οὐράνιον, καὶ εὐωδίαν θείαν, ψυχὰς κατευφραίνουσαν· ὅθεν καὶ δαιμόνων, ἀπελαύνουσα στίφη, παρέχει ἰάματα, καὶ ἰᾶται τοὺς πάσχοντας, θεοφόρε Γεράσιμε. Πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

The most ven'rable casket of your august *holy relic is viewed as a wonderful * perfume-box of grace which breathes * the scent of immortality, * as a heavenly ointment exceeding all fragrances * and a divine aroma which fills our souls with joy. * Therefore it restrains and drives away hordes of demons * and healing does it provide, * and it cures many sufferings, * O God-bearing Gerasimos. * Intercede with Christ our God * that He grant forgiveness of offences * to those who with longing observe your holy memory. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Ἡ τὸν πάντων Δεσπότην καὶ Ποιητήν, τετοκυῖα ἐν ὕλῃ τῇ καθʼ ἡμᾶς, δυσὶ Κόρη φύσεσι, καὶ θελήσεσιν Ἄχραντε, μιᾷ δὲ ὑποστάσει, ἡμᾶς ἐκλυτρούμενον, τῆς τοῦ Ἀδὰμ κατάρας, οἰκείᾳ χρηστότητι, ῥῦσαι πάσης βλάβης, καὶ φθορᾶς καὶ ἀνάγκης, τοὺς πίστει προστρέχοντας, τῇ ταχείᾳ πρεσβείᾳ σου, Θεοτόκε πανύμνητε, πρεσβεύουσα τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων δοῦναι τὴν συγχώρησιν, τοῖς ὀρθοδόξως ὑμοῦσι, τὸν ἄσπορον τόκον σου.

O immaculate Maiden, since you gave birth * to the Maker and Lord of creation all * in matter like unto ours * and with two wills and natures, * but in a single hypostasis, our God who redeems us from * the ancient curse on Adam, by His own benevolence: * Rescue, O all-lauded Theotokos, your servants * from all need and injury * and destruction, who faithfully * to your quick intercession run. * And intercede with your Son and our God * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to those who with correct faith extol your seedless childbirth. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ.

Antiphon I.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἐκ νεότητός μου πολλὰ πολεμεῖ με πάθη, ἀλλʼ αὐτὸς ἀντιλαβοῦ, καὶ σῶσον Σωτήρ μου. (δίς)

Since my youth have many passions waged war against me. O my Savior, nonetheless help me and save me. (2) [SD]

Οἱ μισοῦντες Σιών, αἰσχύνθητε ἀπὸ τοῦ Κυρίου· ὡς χόρτος γάρ, πυρὶ ἔσεσθε ἀπεξηραμμένοι. (δίς)

You, the haters of Zion, be put to shame by the Lord, for like thatch in fire you will be completely dried up. (2) [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι πᾶσα ψυχὴ ζωοῦται, καὶ καθάρσει ὑψοῦται λαμπρύνεται, τῇ τριαδικῇ Μονάδι ἱεροκρυφίως.

From the Holy Spirit every soul receives life, and through cleansing is lifted and brightened, in a hidden, sacred manner, by the trinal Monad. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ἀναβλύζει τὰ τῆς χάριτος ῥεῖθρα, ἀρδεύοντα, ἅπασαν τὴν κτίσιν πρὸς ζωογονίαν.

From the Holy Spirit do the streams of grace well forth; they irrigate everything created, so that life be engendered. [SD]

Προκείμενον. Ψαλμὸς 115.

Prokeimenon. Psalm 115.

Τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τοῦ ὁσίου αὐτοῦ. (δίς)

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His holy one. (2)

Στίχ. Τί ἀνταποδώσωμεν τῷ Κυρίῳ περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἀνταπέδωκεν ἡμῖν;

Verse: What shall I give back to the Lord for all He rendered to me?

Τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τοῦ ὁσίου αὐτοῦ.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His holy one. [SAAS]

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 Ὡραίας πύλης)

PRIEST (from the gate)

Λου Ϛʹ 17 - 23

Lk. 6:17-23

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἔστη ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐπὶ τόπου πεδινοῦ, καὶ ὄχλος μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ, καὶ πλῆθος πολὺ τοῦ λαοῦ ἀπὸ πάσης τῆς Ἰουδαίας καὶ Ἱερουσαλὴμ καὶ τῆς παραλίου Τύρου καὶ Σιδῶνος, οἳ ἦλθον ἀκοῦσαι αὐτοῦ καὶ ἰαθῆναι ἀπὸ τῶν νόσων αὐτῶν, καὶ οἱ ὀχλούμενοι ἀπὸ πνευμάτων ἀκαθάρτων, καὶ ἐθεραπεύοντο· καὶ πᾶς ὁ ὄχλος ἐζήτει ἅπτεσθαι αὐτοῦ, ὅτι δύναμις παρʼ αὐτοῦ ἐξήρχετο καὶ ἰᾶτο πάντας. Καὶ αὐτὸς ἐπάρας τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ εἰς τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ ἔλεγε· Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοί, ὅτι ὑμετέρα ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ. μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες νῦν, ὅτι χορτασθήσεσθε. μακάριοι οἱ κλαίοντες νῦν, ὅτι γελάσετε. μακάριοί ἐστε ὅταν μισήσωσιν ὑμᾶς οἱ ἄνθρωποι, καὶ ὅταν ἀφορίσωσιν ὑμᾶς καὶ ὀνειδίσωσι καὶ ἐκβάλωσι τὸ ὄνομα ὑμῶν ὡς πονηρὸν ἕνεκα τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου. χαίρετε ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ καὶ σκιρτήσατε· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὁ μισθὸς ὑμῶν πολὺς ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ.

At that time, Jesus stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came forth from him and healed them all. And he lifted up his eyes on His disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God. Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven." [RSV]

( Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι. )

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

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Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου. Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου, καὶ απὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διὰ παντός. Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι. Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι. Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα. Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον. Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου. Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ. Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με. Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι. Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου. Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου. Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις. Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ. Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα. Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me. 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. For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me. Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow. You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice. Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit. I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness. O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built; then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings; then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. [SAAS]

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Δόξα. Ἦχος βʹ.

Glory. Mode 2.

Ταῖς τοῦ σοῦ Ὁσίου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of Your holy Ascetic, 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]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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. [SAAS]

Τῆς φθορᾶς ἀποβαλὼν τὸ ἔνδυμα, συντονωτάτῃ ἀσκήσει, τῆς ἀφθαρσίας ἠμφιάσω τὴν εὐπρέπειαν, τῇ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος ἐνεργείᾳ, θεοφόρε Γεράσιμε· ὃ ἐμφαῖνον τὸ θεῖόν σου σκῆνος, ἄφθαρτον δέδοται ἡμῖν, πλῆρες χάριτος καὶ εὐωδίας, φθοροποιῶν νοσημάτων, ἀπαλλάττον τοὺς πάσχοντας. Ἀλλʼ ὦ Πάτερ θαυμαρτουργέ, αἴτει ἡμῖν φωτισμὸν καὶ θεῖον ἔλεος.

You put off the garment of corruption through very intense ascetic discipline, and you were clothed with the magnificence of incorruptibility, by the action of the Holy Spirit, O God-bearing Gerasimos. He showed your holy body to be free of decay. It has been given to us, full of grace and sweet fragrance, and it provides relief to those who suffer from crippling illnesses. Therefore, O wonder-working father, pray that enlightenment and divine mercy be given us. [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, τοῦ ὁσίου και θεοφόρου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Γερασίμου τοῦ νέου Ἀσκητοῦ, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν, 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, our devout and God-bearing father Gerasimos the New Ascetic, whose memory we celebrate, 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. )

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READER

Κοντάκιον. Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Kontakion. For the Devout Man.

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Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Ἐπεφάνης Ὅσιε τῇ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, ὡς φωστὴρ πολύφωτος, ταῖς τῶν θαυμάτων ἀστραπαῖς, καταπυρσεύων τοὺς ψάλλοντας· Χαίροις Ὁσίων τὸ κλέος Γεράσιμε.

You have shone upon the Church, O holy father, * as a glowing beacon light * illuminating with the bright * light of your miracles those who sing: * Rejoice, O glory of holy monks, Gerasimos. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ὥσπερ νεόφωτος αστήρ, Χριστοῦ τῇ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, ἐξανατείλας μυστικῶς, τῶν ἀρετῶν μαρμαρυγαῖς, καὶ τῶν θαυμάτων τῷ φωτί, Ὀρθοδοξίας τὴν λαμπρότητα, ὑπὲρ ἥλιον πᾶσι λάμπουσαν, ἔδειξας Ὅσιε· σὺ γὰρ διʼ ἀσκητικῆς πολιτείας, τῆς σαρκὸς νεκρώσας τὸ φρόνημα, καὶ τοῖς πάλαι Ὁσίοις, πόθῳ πολλῷ ἁμιλληθείς, ἐθεώθης κατὰ μέθεξιν, καὶ τῶν θείων δωρεῶν τὸν πλοῦτον ἐκομίσω, θαυμάτων δεξάμενος ἐνέργειαν, καὶ πάντας παιδεύων, πρὸς κτήσιν τῶν κρειττόνων, τῇ τῶν σῶν προτερημάτων λαμπρότητι. Ὅθεν Κεφαλληνία ἡ νῆσος, ἁγιασθεῖσα ἀσκητικοῖς σου ἀγῶσιν, ὡς πλοῦτον θεοδώρητον, καὶ ταμεῖον θείας χάριτος, τὸ σὸν λείψανον θησαυρίζουσα, λυτροῦται πάσης θλίψεως, ἀπαύστως ἀνυμνοῦσά σε· ἡ δὲ τοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἐκκλησία Ὀρθοδόξος, καυχωμένη ἐν σοί, ἀκλινὴς καὶ ἄσειστος διαμένει, καὶ αἱρετικῶν τὰς ἐρεσχελίας καταισχύνει, εὐφροσύνως βοῶσά σοι· Χαίροις Ὁσίων τὸ κλέος Γεράσιμε.

As a newly shining star rising mystically on the Church of Christ, O holy one, you have shown by the flashes of your virtues and the light of your miracles that the effulgence of Orthodoxy shines on all more brilliantly than the sun. You mortified the mind set on the flesh through a life of ascetic endeavor, and you strove with great longing to emulate the devout monastic saints of old. Therefore you were deified by participation, and you gained the wealth of divine gifts, and received the power to do miracles. And by the illustriousness of your fine qualities, you teach all to aspire to things superior. And now, the Island of Cephalonia, hallowed by your ascetic struggles, holds the treasure of your relic as God-given wealth and a treasury of divine grace, and is thereby delivered from every tribulation, and for this reason praises you unceasingly. While the entire Orthodox Church of Christ, also boasting in you, remains steadfast and unshaken, and puts to shame the nonsense of heretics, and in gladness cries out to you: Rejoice, O glory of holy monks, Gerasimos. [SD]

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 Κʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Μεγαλομάρτυρος Ἀρτεμίου.

On October 20, we commemorate the holy Great Martyr Artemius.

Οἱ ἅγιοι Μάρτυρες Ἐβόρης, Ἐνόης, Ζεβινᾶς, Γερμανός, Νικηφόρος, Ἀντωνῖνος, καὶ ἡ ἁγία Μάρτυς Μαναθὼ ἡ παρθένος, ξίφει καὶ πυρὶ τελειοῦνται.

The holy Martyrs Ebores, Enoes, Zebinas, Germanus, Nikephoros, Antho-ny, and the holy woman Martyr Manatho the virgin, died by the sword and fire.

Μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου καὶ θεοφόρου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Γερασίμου τοῦ νέου ἀσκητοῦ, τοῦ ἐκ Τρικάλων τῆς Πελοποννήσου, οὗ τὸ σεπτὸν καὶ ἅγιον λείψανον σῴζεται ἄφθορον ἐν Κεφαλληνίᾳ.

We also commemorate our devout and God-bearing father Gerasimos the new ascetic, who was from Trikala in the Peloponnese, and whose venerable and holy relic is preserved incorrupt on the island of Kefallinia.

Μνήμη τῆς ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Ματρώνης τῆς Χιοπολίτιδος.

We also commemorate our devout mother Matrona of Chios.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By their holy intercessions, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

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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]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Θʹ Ὠδήν.

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

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DEACON

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

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]

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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. )

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Ἐξαποστειλάριον. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Exaposteilarion. For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Παρεστηκὼς Ἀρτέμιε, τῇ Ἁγίᾳ Τριάδι, καὶ ἀστραπαῖς λαμπόμενος, τοῖς ἐκεῖθεν πλουσίως, ἐξ οὐρανοῦ ἐποπτεύοις, τοὺς τιμῶντάς σε πόθῳ, μεγαλομάρτυς Ἔνδοξε, συμμαχῶν θείοις ὅπλοις, ὡς τοῦ Χριστοῦ, στρατιώτης ἄριστος ἀθλοφόρε, τῷ σταυροφόρῳ Ἄνακτι, κατʼ ἐχθρῶν πολεμίων.

Standing, O Saint Artemius, * before the Holy Trinity, * and glowing with the splendid light * thence emanating richly, * from heaven do now watch over * those who with longing honor you, * O Martyr, great and glorious, * excellent and victorious soldier of Christ, * fighting with divine weapons as an ally * of the cross-bearing Emperor * against warring opponents. [SD]

Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

For the Devout Man.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ἀσκητικοῖς παλαίσμασιν, ἐπὶ γῆς διαπρέψας, καὶ μοναστῶν ὑπόδειγμα, γενόμενος ἐν τῷ βίῳ, Γεράσιμε θεοφόρε, θαυμασίως ἐδοξάσθης, παρὰ θεοῦ μακάριε, καὶ τὸ θεῖον σου σκῆνος ὤφθη ἡμῖν, ἄφθαρτον ἀκέραιον χάριτι θείᾳ, ἀναβλυστάνον πάντοτε, ἰαμάτων τὰ ῥεῖθρα.

You were distinguished on the earth * by your ascetic struggles, * O God-bearing Gerasimos, * and you became in life-style * a model for all monastics, * and by God you were therefore * miraculously glorified. * blessed one, and your body is seen by us * whole and undecayed, by the work of God's grace, * and it always abundantly * emanates streams of healings. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τῶν Μαθητῶν ὁρώντων σε.

Mode 2. With the disciples.

Τῶν Κεφαλλήνων ὤφθης θερμὸς προστάτης, Γεράσιμε θεόφρον καὶ ἀντιλήπτωρ· διὸ ἐκ πάσης ῥῦσαι περιστάσεως, τὴν νῆσόν σου μακάριε, τὴν ἑορτάζουσαν πόθῳ, τὴν φωτοφόρον σου μνήμην.

You are the Cephalonians' earnest champion * and their helper, Gerasimos godly-minded. * Therefore deliver from every adversity * your Island, O most blessed one, * which celebrates with great longing * your most resplendent memory. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τῶν Μαθητῶν ὁρώντων σε.

Mode 2. With the disciples.

Τὸν Ποιητὴν καὶ Κτίστην πάντων τεκοῦσα, τῶν ποιημάτων πάντων ὡς ἀνωτέρα, ὕψωσον τὸν νοῦν καὶ τὴν καρδίαν μου, πρὸς τὴν ἀγάπην Ἄχραντε, τοῦ προελθόντος ἀφράστως, ἐκ τῆς ἀχράντου γαστρός σου.

Since you gave birth to Him who made and created * all things, and thus are higher than all creation, * elevate, I pray, my intellect and my heart * to the love, O Immaculate, * of Him who came forth from your pure womb * in an ineffable manner. [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]

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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.

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.

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.

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Στιχηρά. Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Stichera. For the Devout Man.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὢ τοῦ παραδόξου.

Mode pl. 4. What a paradoxal.

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]

Ὅσιε πάτερ Γεράσιμε, τῶν ἐπιγείων τερπνῶν, πᾶσαν σχέσιν κατέλιπες, καὶ σαρκὸς εὐπάθειαν, οὐρανίῳ σου ἔρωτι, καὶ τῷ Σωτῆρι κατηκολούθησας, ἐν γῇ βιώσας οἷά περ ἄγγελος· ὢ τῶν ἀγώνων σου! διʼ ὧν πλήρης γέγονας, τῶν δωρεῶν, τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, ὡς ἐνθεώτατος.

Ven'rable father Gerasimos, * moved by your heavenly love * you forsook every interest * in the vain delights of earth * and the pleasures and ease of the flesh. * Henceforth you followed behind the Savior Christ, * and like an angel, so did you live on earth. * How great your struggles were! * through which in abundance you were filled with gifts, * of the Holy Spirit's grace, * as one inspired by God. [SD]

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]

Ὅσιε πάτερ Γεράσιμε, ἀποχωρῶν τῶν ἐν γῇ, καὶ ἁπάντων ὑπέρτερος, τῶν φθαρτῶν δεικνύμενος, θεολήπτῳ φρονήματι, πόλεις καὶ τόπους πλείστους διήμειψας, πρὸς τὸ βραβεῖον τῆς ἄνω κλήσεως, σπεύδων θερμότατα, οὗ τυχὼν κατέλαβες, τῶν ἐφετῶν, πάντων τὸ ἀκρότατον, θέσει θεούμενος.

Ven'rable father Gerasimos, * from earthly things you withdrew, * thus appearing superior * to all things corruptible * with a mind-set inspired by God. * Your journey took you through many cities and lands, * earnestly pressing on toward the goal of the * prize of the upward call, * which in winning you attained the height of all * things desired, and you were by adoption deified. [SD]

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]

Πάτερ θεόφρον Γεράσιμε, ἀποσταλεὶς ἐκ Θεοῦ, ὡς οὐράνιος ἄνθρωπος, πρὸς τὴν νῆσον ἔφθασας, Κεφαλλήνων μακάριε, καὶ ταύτην πλήσας τῆς εὐλογίας σου, Μονὴν ἁγίαν ἴδρυσας Ἅγιε, ἔνθα μονάζουσαι, κύκλῳ τοῦ λειψάνου σου, πανευλαβῶς, μέλπουσιν ἱστάμεναι, τὰς ἀριστείας σου.

O godly father Gerasimos, * having been sent out by God * as a heavenly blessed man, * you went to the Island of * the devout Cephalonians. * And with your blessings you filled it, holy one, * and then you founded your Monastery there, * wherein the nuns today * stand around your relic with utmost respect, * chanting hymns extolling your superiorities. [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]

Πάτερ παμμάκαρ Γεράσιμε, σὲ πολιοῦχον θερμόν, καὶ προστάτην καὶ ἔφορον, κεκτημένη γάνυται, τοῖς πολλοῖς θαυμασίοις σου, Κεφαλληνία καὶ τῷ λειψάνῳ σου, ἀεὶ προσπίπτει θερμῶς βοῶσά σοι· Ὤσπερ διέσωσας, πάλαι ἡμᾶς Ἅγιε, οὕτω καὶ νῦν, καὶ πάντοτε φύλαττε, τὴν κληρουχίαν σου.

O blessed father Gerasimos, * Kefallinia claims you * as her own earnest patron saint, * protector and guardian, * and she gaily rejoices in * your many wonders and ever falls before * your relic ardently crying unto you: * Just as you formerly * rescued us, O Saint of God, so likewise now, * and forever guard this land that was allotted to you. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Τάδε λέγει ὁ Ἀββᾶς πρὸς τὰς μοναστρίας· Τεκνία, εἰρηνεύετε ἐν ἑαυταῖς, καὶ μὴ τὰ ὑψηλὰ φρονεῖτε, ἀλλὰ ταπεινώσατε ἑαυτάς, διὰ τὸν ταπεινώσαντα ἑαυτὸν διʼ ἡμᾶς, μέχρι καὶ δούλου μορφῆς Κύριον· αὐτὸς γὰρ ἔφη, ταπεινοῖς διδόναι χάριν· μνήσθητε, ὅτι τὰ τοῦ κόσμου ἀποταξάμεναι, Χριστῷ συνετάχθητε, τῷ ὡραίῳ κάλλει, παρὰ πάντας βροτούς, τῷ καὶ τὴν βασιλείαν αὐτοῦ ἐπαγγειλαμένῳ, τοῖς σταυρώσασιν ἑαυτούς, σὺν τοῖς παθήμασι, καὶ ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ, ἑπομένοις ἐν ἀληθείᾳ. Γρηγορεῖτε γοῦν προσευχόμεναι, ἐκφυγεῖν τὰς πάγας, καὶ θήρατρα τοῦ ψυχοφθόρου· ἐξ ὧν αὐτὸς φυλάξαι ὑμᾶς, ὡς φιλάνθρωπος, παρέχων ὑμῖν ἱλασμὸν ἁμαρτιῶν, διʼ ἐμοῦ τοῦ ταπεινοῦ, ἐν τῇ ἡμερᾳ τῆς κρίσεως.

Thus says the Elder to the nuns, "My children, be at peace among yourselves, and do not be haughty, but humble yourselves for the Lord, who for us humbled himself and took the form of a servant; for He said He gives grace to the humble. Remember that you have renounced the things of the world and are joined to Christ, who is more beautiful than all men, and who has promised His kingdom to those who crucify themselves together with the passions, and follow Him in truth. Watch, therefore, and pray, that you may escape the traps and nets of the one who would destroy your souls. May our humane Lord preserve you from these, and may He grant you forgiveness of sins, through my humility, on Judgment Day." [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Δέσποινα πρόσδεξαι, τὰς δεήσεις τῶν δούλων σου, καὶ λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, ἀπὸ πάσης ἀνάγκης καὶ θλίψεως.

Lady, receive the supplications of your servants, and rescue us from all necessity and affliction. [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.

Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

For the Devout Man.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τῶν Ὀρθοδόξων προστάτην, καὶ ἐν σώματι ἄγγελον, καὶ θαυματουργὸν θεοφόρον, νεοφανέντα ἡμῖν, ἐπαινέσωμεν πιστοί, θεῖον Γεράσιμον· ὅτι ἀξίως παρὰ Θεοῦ ἀπείληφεν, ἰαμάτων τὴν ἀέναον χάριν· ῥώννυσι τοὺς νοσοῦντας, δαιμονῶντας ἰᾶται· διὸ καὶ τοῖς τιμῶσιν αυτόν, βρύει ἰάματα.

O believers, let us praise the protector of the Orthodox, the God-bearing miracle-worker lately appearing to us, the incarnate angel, divine Gerasimos. For he has rightly received from God the ever-flowing grace of performing healings. He strengthens those with diseases and he heals those with demons. And therefore he pours out healings to those who honor him. [SD]