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Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - Τῌ ΚΗʹ ΟΚΤΩΒΡΙΟΥ

Menaion Supplement - October 28

Ἡ Ἁγία Σκέπη τῆς Θεοτόκου

Holy Protection of the Theotokos

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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.

Apolytikion.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῆς ἐρήμου πολίτης.

Mode 1. As a citizen of the desert.

Τῆς Σκέπης σου Παρθένε, ἀνυμνοῦμεν τὰς χαρίτας, ἣν ὡς φωτοφόρον νεφέλην, ἐφαπλοῖς ὑπὲρ ἔννοιαν, καὶ σκέπεις τὸν λαόν σου νοερῶς, ἐκ πάσης τῶν ἐχθρῶν ἐπιβουλῆς. Σὲ γὰρ σκέπην καὶ προστάτιν καὶ βοηθόν, κεκτήμεθα βοῶντές σοι· Δόξα τοῖς μεγαλείοις σου Ἁγνή, δόξα τῇ θείᾳ Σκέπῃ σου, δόξα τῇ πρὸς ἡμᾶς σου, προμηθείᾳ Ἄχραντε.

O Virgin, we sing praises of the gifts of your protection, * which you have extended like a bright cloud ineffably, * invisibly protecting us your flock * from enemy invasions and attacks. * We have you as ardent helper and mighty guard, * and therefore we cry out to you: * Glory to your divinely mighty deeds! * Glory to your protective veil! * Glory to the care you have for us, O immaculate one! [GOASD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Ἕτερον. Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Glory. Both now. Another. Apolytikion.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Θεοτόκε Ἀειπάρθενε.

Mode pl. 4.

Θεοτόκε Ἀειπάρθενε, τὴν ἁγίαν σοῦ Σκέπην, διʼ ἧς περισκέπεις, τοὺς εἰς σὲ ἐλπίζοντας, κραταιὰν τῷ Ἔθνει σου καταφυγὴν ἐδωρήσω· ὅτι ὡς πάλαι καὶ νῦν θαυμαστῶς ἡμᾶς ἔσωσας, ὡς νοητὴ νεφέλη, τὸν σὸν λαὸν περιβαλοῦσα. Διὸ δυσωποῦμεν σε, εἰρήνην τῇ πολιτείᾳ σου δώρησαι, καὶ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Ever-virgin Theotokos, your holy protection, * by which you give shelter to those who rely on you, * is a mighty refuge that you gave to your Christian people; * for you have wondrously saved us, even now as in the past. * You are as if a spiritual cloud surrounding your people. * And therefore we earnestly implore you to inspire peace in our government, * and also on our souls bestow the great mercy. [GOASD]

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. )

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Τὴν Σκέπην σου Ἁγνή, τὴν ἁγίαν ὑμνοῦμεν, τὴν σκέπουσαν ἡμᾶς, ἐν παντὶ καὶ φρουροῦσαν, οὓς κλῆρόν σου ἀνέδειξας, καὶ μερίδα ἀπόλεκτον, ἀγαθότητι, καὶ μητρικῇ συμπαθείᾳ. Ἀλλὰ Δέσποινα, καὶ ἐν μελλούσῃ ἀνάγκῃ, ἡμᾶς διαφύλαττε.

O Virgin, we extol your all-holy protection. * In every time and place, you protect us and guard us, * whom you have considered as your own people and chosen lot, * in your goodness and in your maternal compassion. * Lady, we entreat, in any coming disaster, * you keep and preserve us all. [GOASD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Τὴν Σκέπην σου Ἁγνή, τὴν ἁγίαν ὑμνοῦμεν, τὴν σκέπουσαν ἡμᾶς, ἐν παντὶ καὶ φρουροῦσαν, οὓς κλῆρόν σου ἀνέδειξας, καὶ μερίδα ἀπόλεκτον, ἀγαθότητι, καὶ μητρικῇ συμπαθείᾳ. Ἀλλὰ Δέσποινα, καὶ ἐν μελλούσῃ ἀνάγκῃ, ἡμᾶς διαφύλαττε.

O Virgin, we extol your all-holy protection. * In every time and place, you protect us and guard us, * whom you have considered as your own people and chosen lot, * in your goodness and in your maternal compassion. * Lady, we entreat, in any coming disaster, * you keep and preserve us all. [GOASD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ἐξέστη ὡς ἔβλεψεν, ἐν Βλαχερνῶν τῷ ναῷ, Ἀνδρέας ὁ Ὅσιος, σὲ ἐφαπλούσαν ἡμῖν, τὴν θείαν Ἐσθῆτά σου, οὖσαν ἐκεῖσε Κόρη, ἱερῶς τηρουμένην, πᾶσι δὲ φανεροῦσαν, τῆς σῆς σκέπης τὴν χάριν, διʼ ἧς σκέπεις καὶ σῴζεις ἡμᾶς πάσης θλίψεως.

St. Andrew the fool for Christ of old was praying in church, * where your divine veil and garment had been reverently kept; * and he was amazed to see * how you had held your garment over all who were praying. * Thus you revealed the grace of your all-holy protection, * by which you protect and save us in every adversity. [GOASD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ἐξέστη ὡς ἔβλεψεν, ἐν Βλαχερνῶν τῷ ναῷ, Ἀνδρέας ὁ Ὅσιος, σὲ ἐφαπλούσαν ἡμῖν, τὴν θείαν Ἐσθῆτά σου, οὖσαν ἐκεῖσε Κόρη, ἱερῶς τηρουμένην, πᾶσι δὲ φανεροῦσαν, τῆς σῆς σκέπης τὴν χάριν, διʼ ἧς σκέπεις καὶ σῴζεις ἡμᾶς πάσης θλίψεως.

St. Andrew the fool for Christ of old was praying in church, * where your divine veil and garment had been reverently kept; * and he was amazed to see * how you had held your garment over all who were praying. * Thus you revealed the grace of your all-holy protection, * by which you protect and save us in every adversity. [GOASD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Τὴν ἁγίαν σου Σκέπην καὶ θαυμαστήν, ἣν ἐτύπου νεφέλη ἡ νομική, ἁπλοῦσα ἐκάστοτε, περιβάλλεις τὸ Ἔθνος σου, προσατενίζον Κόρη, τῇ σῇ ἀγαθότητι, καὶ τὴν βοήθειάν σου ἀεὶ ἐκδεχόμενον, ἣν δίδου Θεοτόκε, καὶ ἐχθρῶν τὴν μανίαν, ἀπότρεπε πάντοτε, ἀφʼ ἡμῶν τῶν ὑμνούντων σου, τῶν θαυμάτων τὸ μέγεθος, πρεσβεύουσα τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων δοῦναι ἡμῖν ἄφεσιν, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν πάμφωτον Σκέπην σου.

Your all-holy and wondrous protective veil * was prefigured in Exodus by the cloud. * Unfolding it every day, you surround the believers all, * who look to you, O Lady, for help in their time of need, * and who rely on you and your goodness continually. * Help us, O all-holy Theotokos, subduing * the madness our enemies have against us who sing the praise * of your glorious miracles. * Intercede with your Son and our God, that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to us who lovingly celebrate your glowing protective veil. [GOASD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Τὴν ἁγίαν σου Σκέπην καὶ θαυμαστήν, ἣν ἐτύπου νεφέλη ἡ νομική, ἁπλοῦσα ἐκάστοτε, περιβάλλεις τὸ Ἔθνος σου, προσατενίζον Κόρη, τῇ σῇ ἀγαθότητι, καὶ τὴν βοήθειάν σου ἀεὶ ἐκδεχόμενον, ἣν δίδου Θεοτόκε, καὶ ἐχθρῶν τὴν μανίαν, ἀπότρεπε πάντοτε, ἀφʼ ἡμῶν τῶν ὑμνούντων σου, τῶν θαυμάτων τὸ μέγεθος, πρεσβεύουσα τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων δοῦναι ἡμῖν ἄφεσιν, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν πάμφωτον Σκέπην σου.

Your all-holy and wondrous protective veil * was prefigured in Exodus by the cloud. * Unfolding it every day, you surround the believers all, * who look to you, O Lady, for help in their time of need, * and who rely on you and your goodness continually. * Help us, O all-holy Theotokos, subduing * the madness our enemies have against us who sing the praise * of your glorious miracles. * Intercede with your Son and our God, that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to us who lovingly celebrate your glowing protective veil. [GOASD]

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 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. )

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

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. Ψαλμοὶ 44, 60.

Prokeimenon. Psalms 44, 60.

Μνησθήσομαι τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ἐν πάσῃ γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. (δίς)

I will remember your name from generation to generation. (2)

Στίχ. Σκεπασθήσομαι ἐν σκέπει τῶν πτερύγων σου.

Verse: I will be covered with the shelter of Your wings.

Μνησθήσομαι τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ἐν πάσῃ γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ.

I will remember your name from generation to generation. [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 αʹ 39-49, 56

Lk. 1:39-49, 56

Ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις ἀναστᾶσα Μαριὰμ ἐπορεύθη εἰς τὴν ὀρεινὴν μετὰ σπουδῆς εἰς πόλιν Ἰούδα, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον Ζαχαρίου καὶ ἠσπάσατο τὴν Ἐλισάβετ. καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἤκουσεν ἡ Ἐλισάβετ τὸν ἀσπασμὸν τῆς Μαρίας, ἐσκίρτησεν τὸ βρέφος ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ αὐτῆς· καὶ ἐπλήσθη Πνεύματος ἁγίου ἡ Ἐλισάβετ καὶ ἀνεφώνησε φωνῇ μεγάλῃ καὶ εἶπεν· Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξί καὶ εὐλογημένος ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου. καὶ πόθεν μοι τοῦτο ἵνα ἔλθῃ ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ Κυρίου μου πρὸς μέ; ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὡς ἐγένετο ἡ φωνὴ τοῦ ἀσπασμοῦ σου εἰς τὰ ὦτά μου, ἐσκίρτησεν τὸ βρέφος ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ μου. καὶ μακαρία ἡ πιστεύσασα ὅτι ἔσται τελείωσις τοῖς λελαλημένοις αὐτῇ παρὰ Κυρίου. Καὶ εἶπε Μαριάμ· Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου, ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ. ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί. ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγάλα ὁ δυνατός καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, Ἔμεινε δὲ Μαριὰμ σὺν αὐτῇ ὡσεὶ μῆνας τρεῖς καὶ ὑπέστρεψεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς.

In those days, Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name." And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home. [RSV]

( Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι. )

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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]

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

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Δόξα. Ἦχος βʹ.

Glory. Mode 2.

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]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

At the intercession of our all-pure Lady, 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]

Σήμερον ἡ πανύμνητος Παρθένος, τὴν φωταυγῆ αὐτῆς Σκέπην ἐφαπλώσασα, τοῖς πιστοῖς ἀριδήλως ἐδήλωσε, τὴν πλουσίαν αὐτῆς εὔνοιαν, ἐν εὐκαιρίαις καὶ θλίψεσι· ὅθεν τὴν χάριν αὐτῆς αἰνοῦντες, οἱ παρʼ αὐτῆς σκεπόμενοι, ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ βοήσωμεν· Χαῖρε Κεχαριτωμένῃ Θεοτόκε, ἡ σῴζουσα τὸ Γένος ἡμῶν, καὶ ἀσφαλῶς περιεποῦσα, καὶ ὁδηγοῦσα πρὸς ὁδὸν σωτήριον.

Today, the all-lauded Virgin unfolded her radiant protective veil, and she very clearly demonstrated her abundant concern for the faithful, in good times and in bad. So let us who are covered by her extol her grace and sing to her joyfully: "We salute you, O Theotokos full of grace, and say, Rejoice! For you rescue us, your people, and you keep us safe, and you guide us on the way to salvation." [GOASD]

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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, ἧς τῆς ἁγίας Σκέπης τὴν ἀνάμνησιν ἐπιτελοῦμεν, 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 commemoration of whose Holy Protection we celebrate, 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. )

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

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Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ᾨδὴ αʹ.

Ode i.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 1 for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. 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. (δίς)

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. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σοφίαν παράσχου μοι, ὡς τοῦ Θεοῦ μήτηρ Ἄχραντε, καὶ λόγον μοι δώρησαι, ἵνα ὑμνήσω φαιδρῶς, τὰ θαυμάσια τῆς σῆς ἁγίας Σκέπης, διʼ ἧς σκέπεις πάντοτε, τοὺς σὲ γεραίροντας.

All-holy, immaculate Mother of God, will you grant to me * both wisdom and eloquence, that I may festively praise * all the miracles * of your holy protection * that always protects us all who rightly honor you. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὑψόθεν ἐφήπλωσας, τὴν ἀστραπόμορφον Σκέπην σου, νεφέλην ὡς πάμφωτον καὶ κατεκάλυψας, οὐ τῶν πόλεων, τὴν βασιλίδα μόνον, ἀλλʼ ἅπαν τὸ Ἔθνος σου τὸ χριστεπώνυμον.

From heaven above you have unfurled your glowing protective veil, * resembling a shining cloud. You cover and protect * not only of old, * that famous ruling city * and Greece in her time of need, * but Christians everywhere. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἑώρακε πάλαι σε, ἐν ἀποῤῥήτῳ θεάματι, Ἀνδρέας ὁ Ὅσιος ἐν Βλαχερνῶν τῷ ναῷ, περισκέπουσαν, Ἁγνὴ τῇ ἀναπτύξει, τῆς θείας Ἐσθῆτός σου, κόσμου τὰ πέρατα.

St. Andrew the fool for Christ saw you of old in a mystical * vision that he had of you, * while he was praying in church. * You, O Virgin pure, * were covering the whole world * beneath your all-holy garment, which you had unfurled. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἰσχὺν ἀπροσμάχητον, τὸ τοῦ σοῦ Ἔθνους στρατόπεδον, λαβὸν ἐκ τῆς Σκέπης σου, κατετροπώσατο, ἐχθρῶν φάλαγγας, καὶ ἦρε λαμπρὰν νίκην· διὸ μέλπει Δέσποινα, τὰ μεγαλεῖα σου.

The army of Greece, of old, was given might unassailable * beneath your protective veil. They beat the enemy, * and the victory was famous. Now, O Lady, * remembering this, the faithful sing your mighty deeds. [GOASD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 2 for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἁρματηλάτην Φαραώ.

Mode pl. 4. The rod of Moses.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σκέπη τοῦ κόσμου καὶ θερμὴ ἀντίληψις, Παρθενομῆτορ Ἁγνή, ἡ τὸν Θεὸν Λόγον, ἀποῤῥήτως τέξασα, τῇ σῇ πλουσίᾳ χάριτι, τράνωσόν μου τὴν γλῶσσαν, ᾀσματικῶς μεγαλύνοντος, τὴν πανυπερθαύμαστον Σκέπην σου.

Lady, protection of the world and ardent help, O Virgin Mother pure, * to the divine Logos * you gave birth ineffably. * I pray you make me eloquent, * by the grace you have richly, * that I may songfully magnify * your extraordinary protective veil. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Κεκοσμημένη κροσσωτοῖς τοῦ Πνεύματος, ὡς βασιλὶς τοῦ παντός, καὶ ὑπὲρ ἡλίου, τὰς αὐγὰς ἀστράπτουσα, ὡράθης καὶ ἐφήπλωσας, νοερῶς τὴν σὴν Σκέπην, καὶ τὸν λαόν σου ἐσκέπασας, τὸν εἰς σὲ Παρθένε ἐλπίζοντα.

With golden tassels of the Spirit's grace adorned, you are the Queen of all, * shining even brighter * than the brilliance of the sun. * As such you were observed of old * in a vision, O Virgin, * as you unfurled your protective veil, * covering the people who hoped in you. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐτύπου πάλαι τὴν ἁγίαν Σκέπην σου, νεφέλη ἡ νομική, ἡ τοῦ μαρτυρίου, τὴν σκηνὴν καλύπτουσα· καλύπτεις γὰρ ἑκάστοτε, καὶ δροσίζεις καὶ θάλπεις, τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν Πανάμωμε, τῇ ἐπισκιάσει τῆς Σκέπης σου.

In the Old Testament, a cloud was covering the tabernacle of old. * Truly it prefigured * your holy protective veil. * For by its overshadowing, * O immaculate Virgin, * each day you cover the holy Church, * also you refresh her and care for her. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Πλήρης φωτὸς πλήρης ἐλέους Δέσποινα, ἐν Βλαχερνῶν τῷ ναῷ, μυστικῶς ἐπέστης, καὶ λαμπρῶς ὑπέδειξας, τῆς πρὸς ἡμᾶς εὐνοίας σου, τὴν ἐξαίρετον χάριν, τῇ ἀναπτύξει τῆς Σκέπης σου· ὅθεν κατὰ χρέος ὑμνοῦμεν σε.

O Lady, mystically appearing long ago in your preeminent church, * full of light and mercy, * you most splendidly displayed * the special grace that you possess * and your kindness towards us, * when you unfurled your protective veil. * Therefore we are duly extolling you. [GOASD]

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: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 1 for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

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

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. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Πηγὴ εὐφροσύνης οὐρανίου, ἡ Σκέπη σου ἡ φωτοειδής, ὑπάρχει Παναμώμητε, τοῖς θλίψεσι παλαίουσι, χάριν ἀεὶ καὶ ἔλεος, καὶ σωτηρίαν βραβεύουσα.

Your veil of protection is resplendent, * all-blameless one, and it is a source * of heavenly euphoria. * It always is bestowing grace * and mercy and salvation on those who contend with adversities. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἀρχῆθεν ἡμᾶς διʼ εὐσπλαγχνίαν, ὡς Ἔθνος Παρθένε ἐκλεκτόν, ἔθου ὑπὸ τὴν Σκέπην σου, καὶ ξένα καὶ παράδοξα, πάλαι καὶ νῦν ἐνήργησας, ἡμᾶς κινδύνων ἐξαίρουσα.

From time immemorial, O Virgin, * with charity you have placed beneath * the dome of your protective veil * all Christian peoples everywhere. * And as of old, you still perform marvelous wonders, protecting us. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥημάτων Ἀνδρέου τοῦ Ὁσίου, ἀκούσας Παρθένε εὐλαβῶς, ὁ θεῖος Ἐπιφάνιος, εἶδέ σε περισκέπουσαν, λαὸν τὸν χριστεπώνυμον, ὡς βασιλίδα οὐράνιον.

When St. Epiphanius with rev'rence * gave heed to devout St. Andrew's words, * O Virgin, he began to see * how you the Queen of heaven were * protecting all the Christians there beneath your holy protective veil. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θαυμάτων τῆς Σκέπης σου τῆς θείας, ὁρῶντες Παρθένε τὴν πληθύν, ἃ ἐνεργεῖς ἑκάστοτε, ἡμῶν εἰς περιποίησιν, χαριστηρίους αἴνους σοι, Ἑλλήνων παῖδες προσάγομεν.

O Virgin, we see the many wonders * and miracles that you work each day * by your divine protective veil, * in your maternal care for us. * And we the faithful offer you poetic praises in gratitude. [GOASD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 2 for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ στερεώσας κατʼ ἀρχάς.

Mode pl. 4. In the beginning.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἡ Σκέπη σου ἡ παμφαής, φωτὸς ἀΰλου βολίδας, ἀπαυγάζουσα ἀεὶ Θεοτόκε, διαλύει τῶν ἐχθρῶν, τὰ ζοφερὰ βουλεύματα, τῶν δὲ πιστῶν εὐφραίνει, τὰς διανοίας τῇ δόξῃ σου.

Your luminous protective veil, * O Theotokos, is flashing * bolts of light immaterial at all times, * thwarting dark and wicked schemes * of every hostile enemy, * and by your holy glory * illuminating believers' minds. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νόμον ἐπλήρωσας Ἁγνή, τεκοῦσα ἀνερμηνεύτως, τὸν λαλήσαντα Προφήταις ἐν τύποις, καὶ φωτὸς τοῦ νομικοῦ, πλήρωμα κόσμῳ δείξαντα, τὴν φωταυγῆ σου Σκέπην· διὸ ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν δόξαν σου.

O Virgin, you fulfilled the Law * by your ineffable childbirth, * bearing Him who spoke in figures by Prophets, * and who showed the world your bright * protective veil fulfilling light * within the Law foreshadowed. * We praise your glory with sacred hymns. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὑπὸ τὴν Σκέπην σου Ἁγνή, προστρέχομεν μετὰ πόθου, ὡς νοσσία καθʼ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν· ὅθεν σκέπασον ἡμᾶς, ἐκ τῶν βελῶν τοῦ ὄφεως, εἰρήνην δωρουμένη, ἡμῖν καὶ βίου ἀσφάλειαν.

We run with longing to be found * beneath your holy protection, * like the swallow's young, each day, holy Virgin. * Please protect us from the darts * the serpent devil shoots at us. * We pray that you will grant us * a peaceful life with security. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Μυρίων πρόξενος καλῶν, τεκοῦσα τὸν Θεὸν Λόγον, ἀνεδείχθης τῶν ἀνθρώπων τῷ γένει, καὶ μυρίων ἀναγκῶν, καὶ πειρασμῶν καὶ θλίψεων, λυτροῦσαι τῇ σῇ Σκέπῃ, τοὺς σὲ Παρθένε γεραίροντας.

To God the Logos you gave birth, * and thus humanity knows you * as the cause of countless blessings, O Virgin. * Now from countless dire straits * and trials and adversities * you save those who extol you, * by your all-holy protective veil. [GOASD]

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.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Θείας πίστεως.

Mode 3. Your confession.

Σκέπη πέφηνας, καὶ σωτηρία, καὶ ἀντίληψις, καὶ προστασία, τῶν Ὀρθοδόξων Ἑλλήνων Πανύμνητε· ὅθεν τὴν Σκέπην τὴν σὴν μεγαλύνομεν, καὶ τὴν θερμὴν προστασίαν κηρύττομεν, Κόρη πάναγνε, ἡ σκέπουσα τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ἐκ πάσης ἐπιθέσεως τοῦ δράκοντος.

You, all-lauded one, are the salvation, * the provisioning, and the protection * of faithful Orthodox Christians throughout the world. * Therefore, O Lady, we magnify and proclaim * your fervent patronage and your protective veil. * All-immaculate and pure Virgin, you protect our souls * from every hostile act of the demonic snake. [GOASD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Σκέπη πέφηνας, καὶ σωτηρία, καὶ ἀντίληψις, καὶ προστασία, τῶν Ὀρθοδόξων Ἑλλήνων Πανύμνητε· ὅθεν τὴν Σκέπην τὴν σὴν μεγαλύνομεν, καὶ τὴν θερμὴν προστασίαν κηρύττομεν, Κόρη πάναγνε, ἡ σκέπουσα τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ἐκ πάσης ἐπιθέσεως τοῦ δράκοντος.

You, all-lauded one, are the salvation, * the provisioning, and the protection * of faithful Orthodox Christians throughout the world. * Therefore, O Lady, we magnify and proclaim * your fervent patronage and your protective veil. * All-immaculate and pure Virgin, you protect our souls * from every hostile act of the demonic snake. [GOASD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 1 for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δόξῃ, ἐπὶ θρόνου Θεότητος, ἐν νεφέλῃ κούφῃ, ἦλθεν Ἰησοῦς ὁ ὑπέρθεος, τῇ ἀκηράτῳ παλάμῃ καὶ διέσωσε, τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· δόξα Χριστὲ τῇ δυνάμει σου. (δίς)

He who sits in holy glory * on the throne of divinity, * Jesus our most high God, * on a swift and light cloud has come to us, * and by the might of His undefiled hand has saved * those who cry to Him: Glory to Your power, O Christ. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐφαπλοῦσα ἀοράτως, τὴν ὑπέρφωτον Σκέπην σου, σκέπεις Θεοτόκε, καὶ περιλαμβάνεις ἑκάστοτε, καὶ περιθάλπεις καὶ σῴζεις πάσης θλίψεως, τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· Δόξα Παρθένε τῇ δόξῃ σου.

You invisibly unfurl your resplendent protective veil, * holy Theotokos, * every day protecting, embracing us. * You give us comfort and rescue us from all distress, * and we sing to you: Glory to your glory, O Virgin. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νοῦν καὶ ἔννοιαν ἐκπλήττει, τῆς πολλῆς σοῦ χρηστότητος, ἡ ἔκφανσις Κόρη, καὶ τῶν δωρεῶν ἡ διάδοσις, ἢν πρὸς τὸ Γένος ἡμῶν δεικνύεις παντοτε· ὅθεν Δέσποινα, ὑμνολογοῦμεν τὴν χάριν σου.

The description of the greatness of the kindness you demonstrate * always to the faithful, * and the distribution of the gifts to us, * O blessed Lady, astonish every mind and thought. * Hence, O Virgin pure, we are extolling your graciousness. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐπιστᾶσα ἀοράτως, μυστικῶς ἀπεκάλυψας, ἐν τῇ Βυζαντίδι, πάλαι ἐναργῶς Θεονύμφευτε, τὴν παναγίαν σοῦ Σκέπην τοῖς οἰκέταις σου, διʼ ἧς πάντοτε, σκέπεις ἡμᾶς ὡς φιλάγαθος.

You invisibly were present long ago in Byzantium. * To your humble servants * mystically you showed and revealed to them * your holy veil of protection, by which even now * you protect us all, O most benevolent Bride of God. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐν κινδύνοις προστασίαν, ἐν δουλείᾳ ἀνάψυξιν, ἔχοντές σε Κόρη, καὶ καθοδηγὸν καὶ ἀντίληψιν, πάσαις τοῦ βίου ἡμῶν ταῖς περιστάσεσι, καταφεύγομεν, ὑπὸ τὴν πάμφωτον Σκέπην σου.

When in danger you protect us; in enslavement you comfort us. * We have you, O Virgin, * guiding us, supporting us, helping us. * In every difficult circumstance of life we all * flee for refuge beneath your most resplendent protective veil. [GOASD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 2 for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σύ μου ἰσχύς.

Mode pl. 4. You are my strength.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νύκτα παθῶν, ἐπισκιάσει τῆς Σκέπης σου, Θεοτόκε, ἐκ τῶν καρδιῶν ἡμῶν, διασκεδάζεις ὡς ἀγαθή, καὶ χαρᾶς ἡμέραν, καὶ εὐφροσύνης φαιδρότητα, ἐκλάμπεις καὶ φαιδρύνεις, τοὺς πιστῶς σοι βοῶντας· Χαῖρε σκέπη τοῦ κόσμου ὁλόφωτε.

Mother of God, * in your benevolence, you dispel * gloomy nighttime * of the passions from our hearts, because your veil overshadows us; * and you make the joyous and happy daylight of grace to shine * in us; and you illumine those who faithfully call out: * O rejoice! Bright protection of all the world! [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐκ σοῦ Θεός, κόσμῳ ὡράθη ὡς ἄνθρωπος, ἐξ ἀχράντων, γεννηθεὶς αἱμάτων σου, καὶ κόσμου σκέπην σε κραταιάν, ἔδειξε Παρθένε, καὶ βοηθὸν ἐν ταῖς θλιψεσιν· ἀεὶ γὰρ περισκέπεις, καὶ κινδύνων ἐξαίρεις, τοὺς προστρέχοντας πόθῳ τῇ Σκέπῃ σου.

From you did God * appear as human within the world, * born of your most pure and virgin blood. O Lady, He made you to be for the world * a mighty protection and ardent help in adversities. * We come with love and longing to your veil of protection, and you save us from dangers and cover us. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς τοῦ παντός, τὸν Βασιλέα κυήσασα, ἐπεφάνης, ὡς τῶν ὅλων ἄνασσα, ὑπὸ Ἁγίων θεοειδῶν, δορυφορουμένη, καὶ νοερῶς ἀπεκάλυψας, ἡμῖν τὰς ἀποδείξεις, τῆς ἁγίας σου Σκέπης, θειοτέρᾳ ἐκφάνσει Πανάχραντε.

O Bride of God, * since you gave birth to the King of all, * you appeared as Queen of all the universe, and you were seen escorted by hosts * of the deified Saints. You have revealed to us mystically * the evidence, O Lady, of your holy protection * in a vision from heaven, O Virgin pure. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Τὴν θαυμαστήν, καὶ ἀστραπόμορφον Σκέπην σου, διʼ ἧς σκέπεις, καὶ σῴζεις Πανύμνητε, τῶν εὐσεβούντων πᾶσαν ψυχήν, ἀνυμνολογοῦμεν, οἱ διὰ ταύτης σῳζόμενοι, δεινῶν πειρατηρίων, καὶ πιστῶς σοι βοῶμεν· χαῖρε Κόρη ἀνθρώπων βοήθεια.

We who are saved * from harsh disasters and trials of life * O all-lauded Lady, by your marvelous and glowing holy protective veil, * songfully extol it, for you deliver and save the souls * of Orthodox believers. And we faith we salute you: * Holy Virgin, the help of mankind, rejoice! [GOASD]

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: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 1 for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. 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. (δίς)

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. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λαὸς ὁ σὸς Δέσποινα, τῆς παναγίας Σκέπης σου, μνείαν τὴν ἁγίαν ἐορτάζει· σὺ γὰρ ἐπέστης ἐν Βλαχερνὼν τῷ ναῷ, καὶ πάντας ἐκεῖθεν νοερῶς, Ἄχραντε ἐσκέπασας, τοὺς πιστῶς σε δοξάζοντας.

O Lady, your people now commemorate and celebrate * your all-holy veil of protection. * For long ago, you were seen in church mystically * covering the people who were there * faithfully extolling you, O immaculate Bride of God. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λεόντων τὰ στόματα, τῶν νοητῶν Πανάχραντε, τῶν ὠρυομένων καθʼ ἑκάστην, καταπιεῖν σοῦ τὴν κληρουχίαν Ἁγνή, σύντριψον τῇ σῇ ἐπισκοπῇ, καὶ αὐτῶν κατάβαλε, τὴν ὀφρὺν καὶ τὸ φρύαγμα.

Immaculate Maid, each day the spiritual lions roar, * seeking to devour us your people * who were allotted to you, O Virgin pure. * By your visitation, crush their heads. * Humble and humiliate all their arrogant insolence. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἀνάμνησιν ἄγοντες, τῆς φωτοφόρου Σκέπης σου, ᾄδομεν τὰ σῶστρά σοι Παρθένε, ὅτι ἐῤῥύσω ἡμᾶς δουλείας πικρᾶς, καὶ τὸν ἐπελθόντα καθʼ ἡμῶν, ἐχθρὸν τὸν ὑπέροφρυν, κραταιῶς ἐταπείνωσας.

As we now commemorate your luminous protective veil, * thanking you we sing to you, O Virgin. * From bitter bondage and occupation of old * you saved us, and recently you trounced * the arrogant enemy who attempted to conquer us. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Δοχεῖον πολύτιμον, τοῦ πλούτου τῆς Θεότητος, κεχαριτωμένη Θεοτόκε, σκεῦος με δεῖξον τῆς θείας χάριτος, τὸν ὑπὸ τὴν Σκέπην σου ἀεί, πίστει καταφεύγοντα, καὶ ὑμνοῦντα τὴν δόξαν σου.

O Mother of God who are the precious vessel that contained * riches of Divinity, I pray you: * Make me a vessel of grace divine, as I praise * your glory, O Maiden full of grace. * Under your protective veil I seek shelter with trust in you. [GOASD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 2 for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἵνα τί με ἀπώσω.

Mode pl. 4. Why reject me, Your servant.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Η ἁγία σου Σκέπη, ὡς νεφέλη πάμφωτος ἐπὶ τῶν δούλων σου, ἁπλουμένη Κόρη, ὡς φησὶν Ἡσαΐας ἐκ καύματος, πονηροῦ λυτροῦται, τῆς τοῦ Βελίαρ ἐπηρείας, καὶ δροσίζει ἡμᾶς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

When your veil of protection, * which is like a shining cloud, O Virgin, is unfurled * over all your servants, * then, as Prophet Isaiah said long ago, * from the heat of Belial and his abuse of us it saves us; * by the grace that you have it refreshes us. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σὲ ἰδὼν ξένῃ ὄψει, δορυφορουμένην καθάπερ βασίλισσαν, ὑφʼ ἁγίων Κόρη, ὁ Ἀνδρέας ἐξέστη ὁ Ὅσιος, ὅτε τὴν σεπτήν σου, Ἐσθῆτα ἥπλωσας ἀΰλως, καὶ λαὸν τὸν πιστὸν σου ἐσκέπασας.

In a mystical vision, * St. Andrew the fool for Christ beheld you as a Queen, * solemnly attended * by an escort of Saints, and he was amazed, * when he saw you, Lady, as you unfurled your holy garment, * and you covered the prayerful believers there. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Θαῦμα ἔδειξας μέγα, ἐναργῶς Πανάμωμε εἰς περιποίησιν, τοῦ πιστοῦ λαοῦ σου· ἀοράτως γὰρ τοῦτον ἐσκέπασας, ὑπὸ τοῦ σεπτοῦ σου, χερσί σου θείαις Μαφορίου· ὅθεν πάντες αἰνοῦμεν σε χαίροντες.

You displayed a great wonder * manifestly in a vision, showing how you care * for your faithful people. * You, O Lady, invisibly covered them * with your holy garment that you unfurled with your divine hands. * Therefore we all extol you and celebrate. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἐν ἐρήμῳ μὲν πάλαι, τὸν Ἰσραηλίτην λαὸν Κόρη ἔσκεπε, φωταυγὴς νεφέλη· νῦν ἡμᾶς δὲ ἡ πάμφωτος Σκέπη σου, σκέπει καὶ διέπει, καὶ πρὸς τὸ φῶς τῶν προσταγμάτων, τοῦ Υἱοῦ σου ἰθύνει ἑκάστοτε.

Long ago in the desert, * the people of Israel were covered by a cloud * that was bright, O Lady. * Now for us is your glowing protective veil * covering and guiding us to the light of the commandments * of your Son and protecting us every day. [GOASD]

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: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 1 for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

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

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. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὁ στῦλος πρὶν ὁ πυρίμορφος, λαὸν Ἰσραηλίτην ὡδήγησε, νῦν δὲ ἡ Σκέπη σου, ἡ ἀστραπόμορφος Ἄχραντε, ἡμᾶς πρὸς σωτηρίαν ἰθύνει πάντοτε.

The fiery pillar in Exodus * of old guided the people of Israel. * Now your protective veil, * flashing like lightning, is guiding us * forever to salvation, all-holy Virgin pure. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σκέπην τὴν σὴν τὴν ὁλόφωτον, ἁπλοῦσα περισκέπεις ἑκάστοτε, Παρθένε Ἄχραντε, ἡμᾶς ὡς ἄρτι ἐγνώκαμεν· τί οὖν ἀνταποδώσωμεν τῇ σῇ χάριτι;

Each day unfurling your luminous * protective veil, O Virgin immaculate, * you screen us all around, * as we have frequently realized. * So what can we give back for the grace you give to us? [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σχοίνισμα Κόρη ἀπόλεκτον, οἰκεῖον καὶ λαὸν περιούσιον, ἡμᾶς ἀνέδειξας, πάλαι καὶ νῦν ἐναργέστατα· διὸ Ἑλλὰς σε πᾶσα, ὑμνεῖ χορεύουσα.

O Virgin, now even as of old, * you demonstrate in action that we indeed are your inheritance, * your special people assigned you. * Therefore all faithful Christians extol you festively. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Κηρύττει Κόρη τὴν χάριν σου, λαός σου ὁ πιστὸς καὶ φιλόθεος, καὶ χαριστήριον, ᾠδὴν προσᾴδει τῇ Σκέπῃ σου, λυτρούμενος κινδύνων καὶ περιστάσεων.

Your faithful people who worship God * proclaim the grace He gave you to share with us. * We sing in gratitude * praising your holy protective veil. * From dangers and disaster you have delivered us. [GOASD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 2 for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἱλάσθητί μοι Σωτήρ.

Mode pl. 4. Be gracious to me.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὁλόφωτος ἀληθῶς, ἐπέστης Παντοβασίλισσα, καὶ ἥπλωσας θαυμαστῶς, τὴν ἄχραντον Σκέπην σου, σκέπουσα τοὺς δούλους σου· ὅθεν ἀνυμνοῦμεν, τὴν πολλὴν σου ἀγαθότητα.

You came to us, Queen of all, * and you appeared truly luminous; * and wondrously you spread out * your most pure protective veil, * and thus you protected us. * We your servants praise you * for your generous benevolence. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὴν νομικὴν κιβωτόν, τὰ Χερουβὶμ πρὶν ἐσκίαζον· τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν δὲ νῦν, τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἡ Σκέπη σου, σκέπει Παντευλόγητε, καὶ ἐπισκιάζει, καὶ παρέχει χάριν ἄφθονον.

The gold cherubim of old * covered the Ark of the Covenant; * and now your protective veil, * the all-holy Church of Christ, * O all-blessed Virgin pure, * for it overshadows * the believers, granting gifts of grace. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ παλαιὸς Ἰσραήλ, ὑπὸ νεφέλης ἰθύνετο, ἐπαγγελίας πρὸς γῆν· ὁ νέος δὲ Πάναγνε, ὑπὸ τῆς ἁγίας σου, Σκέπης ὁδηγεῖται, πρὸς ζωὴν τὴν ἀτελεύτητον.

The ancient Israelites * of old were led to the promised land * by a most luminous cloud. * The new Israel, the Church, * beneath your protective veil, * O all-holy Virgin, * now is guided to eternal life. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Κύκλῳ ἡμῶν ὥσπερ πῦρ, καταναλίσκον τοὺς ἄφρονας, τὴν Σκέπην σου τὴν λαμπράν, παρεμβάλλεις Ἄχραντε, ἡμᾶς διασῴζουσα, τῆς τούτων μανίας· διὰ τοῦτο σε δοξάζομεν.

Immaculate Queen, you set * about your people your luminous * protective veil like a fire * consuming our senseless foes; * and you save and rescue us * from their brutal madness. * Hence we glorify you gratefully. [GOASD]

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

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Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ.

Mode pl. 4. O Champion General.

Ὥσπερ νεφέλη ἀγλαῶς ἐπισκιάζουσα, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τὰ πληρώματα Πανάχραντε, ἐν τῇ πόλει πάλαι ὤφθης τῇ Βασιλίδι. Ἀλλʼ ὡς σκέπη τοῦ λαοῦ σου καὶ ὑπέρμαχος, περισκέπασον ἡμᾶς ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως, τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· Χαῖρε Σκέπη ὁλόφωτε.

You were observed to be a cloud that, glowing splendidly, * was overshadowing the Church's people, long ago * in the imperial city, O all-pure Virgin. * Inasmuch as you protect us as our champion, * from all kinds of tribulations keep us safe and sound, * as we cry aloud: Rejoice, luminous protective veil! [GOASD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἄνωθεν ἐφαπλοῦσα, τὴν ἁγίαν σοῦ Σκέπην, Παρθένε Θεοτόκε Μαρία, σκέπεις καὶ σῴζεις τὸν σὸν λαόν, καθʼ ὥραν σε Ἁγνὴ ἐπιβοώμενον· νῦν δὲ σου τὰ θαυμάσια, εὐγνωμόνως ὑμνεῖ κραυγάζων·

All-holy Theotokos Virgin Mary, from heaven you lay your holy veil of protection on your people, whom you protect and save, O pure one, as we invoke your name hourly. Now as we sing with gratitude extolling your wonders, we cry out: [GOASD]

Χαῖρε τοῦ κόσμου ἡ Σωτηρία· Χαῖρε Ἑλλάδος ἡ προστασία.

Rejoice! You are the world's salvation. Rejoice! You protect all Christian nations!

Χαῖρε τῶν Ἀγγέλων παράδοξον θέαμα· Χαῖρε τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἀκλόνητον ἔρεισμα.

Rejoice! Unusual sight for angelic hosts. Rejoice! Immovable prop of the human race.

Χαῖρε Μήτηρ Ἀειπάρθενος τοῦ Παντάνακτος Χριστοῦ· Χαῖρε σκέπη καὶ ἀντίληψις τοῦ λαοῦ σου τοῦ πιστοῦ.

Rejoice! Ever-virgin Mother of Christ the Ruler over all. Rejoice! Helper and protector of all your people who believe.

Χαῖρε ὅτι ἐφάνης σκέπουσα τὸ σὸν Ἔθνος· Χαῖρε ὅτι παρέχεις νίκας τῷ στρατοπέδῳ.

Rejoice! You have appeared when protecting Christian nations. Rejoice! You have secured victories on fields of battle.

Χαῖρε πηγὴ πλουσίας χρηστότητος· Χαῖρε λαμπὰς Θεοῦ ἀγαθότητος.

Rejoice! O fount of rich generosity! Rejoice! O lamp of divine humanity!

Χαῖρε διʼ ἧς τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ἐκνικῶμεν· Χαῖρε πρὸς ἣν καθʼ ἑκάστην βοῶμεν·

Rejoice! Through you we defeat adversaries. Rejoice! To you every day we sing loudly:

Χαῖρε Σκέπη ὁλόφωτε.

Rejoice, luminous protective veil!

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

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

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ τὴν ἀνάμνησιν ἑορτάζομεν τῆς Σκέπης τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ Ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, τῆς πάντοτε καὶ κατʼ ἐξαίρετον τρόπον σκεπούσης τὸ εὐσεβὲς ἡμῶν Ἔθνος, ὡς πάλαι ἔσκεπε τὴν Βασιλίδα τῶν πόλεων.

On October 28, we celebrate the memory of the Protection of our All-Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary who always and especially protects a faithful nation, as she protected the Queen of cities long ago.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῶν ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Τερεντίου καὶ Νεονίλλης, καὶ τῶν τέκνων αὐτῶν Νιτᾶ, Σαρβίλου, Ἱέρακος, Θεοδούλου, Φωκᾶ, Βήλης καὶ Εὐνίκης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Terence and Neonillia, and their children: Nitas, Sarvilos, Jerakos, Theodoulos, Fokas, Vela, and Eunice.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Στεφάνου τοῦ Σαββαΐτου, τοῦ καὶ Ἐπισκόπου γενομένου.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Father Stephen of St. Savas Monastery who became a Bishop.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῶν ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Τερεντίου, Ἀφρικανοῦ, Μαξίμου, Πομπηίου, καὶ ἑτέρων τριάκοντα ἕξ.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompios, and the other 36.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Φιρμιλιανοῦ, Ἐπισκόπου Καισαρείας, καὶ Μελχίωνος σοφιστοῦ, πρεσβυτέρου Ἀντιοχείας, οἵτινες καθεῖλον Παῦλον τὸν Σαμωσατέα.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Father St. Firmlian, Bishop of Caesarea, and Melchianos the Wise and priest of Antioch, who deposed Paul of Samosata.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῆς ἁγίας Φεβρωνίας, θυγατρὸς Ἡρακλείου βασιλέως· καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Κυριακοῦ, τοῦ φανερώσαντος τὸν τίμιον Σταυρὸν ἐπὶ τῆς βασιλείας Κωνσταντίνου τοῦ Μεγάλου, καὶ Ἑλένης τῆς αὐτοῦ μητρός.

On this day we also commemorate St. Fevronia, daughter of Emperor Heraclius; and the holy priest-Martyr Kyriakos who showed the Precious Cross to Emperor Constantine the Great and his mother Helen.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ ἁγίου Κυριακοῦ Ἄννα, λαμπάσι φλεχθεῖσα καὶ ξεσθεῖσα, ἐτελειώθη.

On this day St. Anna, the mother of St. Kyriakos, died by being burned with torches and hewn.

Μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀθανασίου Πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, τοῦ ἐν τῷ Ἄθῳ ἀσκήσαντος.

The memory of our devout Father St. Athanasios Patriarch of Constantinople who struggled in asceticism on Athos.

Μνήμη τῶν ἁγίων τεσσάρων Νεομαρτύρων Ἀγγελῆ, Μανουήλ, Γεωργίου καὶ Νικολάου, τῶν ἐκ τῆς Λάμπης καὶ ἐν Ῥεθύμῃ τῆς Κρήτης μαρτυρησάντων.

The memory of the holy four New Martyrs Angelos, Emmanuel, George, and Nicholas who witnessed in Lambis of Rethymno, Crete.

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: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 1 for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. 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. (δίς)

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." (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἔθου Δέσποινα, ἡμᾶς ὑπὸ τὴν Σκέπην σου, καὶ σκέπεις πάντοτε, ἐπηρειῶν χαλεπῶν, ἐχθρῶν ἐπιθέσεως, καὶ πάσης θλιψεως· διὸ πάντες σε, διαπρυσίῳ στόματι, ἀνυμνοῦμεν εἰς αἰῶνας.

Lady, Queen of all, * you placed us in your care and under your protective veil, * always protecting us * from malice and harsh abuse and enemy attacks * and adversity. * With songs that echo far and wide, * we extol you to the ages. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Περιέσκεπες, ὡς ἐκλεκτὴν μερίδα σου, πόλιν βασίλειον, τὴν Κωνσταντίνου Ἁγνή, ὠσαύτως Πανάμωμε, σκέπεις τῇ δόξῃ σου, ἤδη Δέσποινα, ἡμᾶς τοὺς καταφεύγοντας, τῇ θερμῇ σου προστασίᾳ.

Long ago, you kept * the capital of Constantine in your protection, for it * was dedicated to you. * O pure and all-blameless Lady, likewise you protect * by your glory now * the faithful who rely on you * and your tireless protection. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἡ παράδοξος, Παρθένε ἐπισκίασις, τῆς θείας Σκέπης σου, ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἔθνους ἡμῶν, ἐμφαίνει σαφέστατα, τὴν σὴν προμήθειαν, διʼ ἧς Ἄχραντε, παρέχεις ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν, εὐφροσύνην καὶ εἰρήνην.

The remarkable * protection you provide to us beneath your holy veil * so clearly demonstrates * the care that you have for us, and Christians everywhere. * O immaculate, * pure Virgin, to our souls you give * surpassing peace and godly gladness. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Γεωργήσασα, ἀγεωργήτως Πάναγνε, Χριστὸν τὸν Κύριον, τὸν γεωργὸν τῆς ζωῆς, χαρᾶς ἡμῖν πρόξενος, ὤφθης τοῖς μέλπουσι· Χαῖρε Δέσποινα, τοῦ Γένους ἡμῶν σώτειρα, καὶ ἀντίληψις γλυκεῖα.

You remained untilled * and yet you tilled the Master Christ, who is the Tiller of life, * O Virgin, blameless and pure. * And you are the cause of joy for us saluting you, * singing, "Lady, rejoice! * O savior of the human race * and our sweet and caring helper!" [GOASD]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 2 for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Θεοῦ συγκατάβασιν.

Mode pl. 4. The fire in Babylon.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὁ οἶκος ὁ ἔμψυχος, ἐν ᾧ κατῴκησεν ὁ Ὑπέρθεος, ἡ ἁγνὴ Θεοτόκος, τῷ ταύτης οἴκῳ πάλαι τεθέαται, καὶ τὸ Μαφόριον ταύτης ἁπλώσασα, ἐσκέπασε θαυμαστῶς, τοὺς πεποιθότας αὐτῇ.

The superessential God * made His abode in a living house, the womb * of the pure Theotokos. * And she was seen in her famous house of old. * She unfolded her garment and protective veil * and wondrously covered all those who rely on her. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νοῆσαι τὸ μέγεθος, τῆς πρὸς ἡμᾶς σου Κόρη χρηστότητος, οὐ δυνάμεθα ὅλως· σὺ γὰρ ὡς μήτηρ ὄντως φιλόστοργος, σκέπεις καὶ θάλπεις καὶ τρέφεις ἡμᾶς ἐκάστοτε· διὸ ὑμνοῦμεν ἀεί, τὴν θείαν Σκέπην σου.

Unable are we to grasp * the scope and magnitude of your kindness to us, * O immaculate Virgin. * As a tender and loving mother indeed * each day you feed us, protect us, and care for us. * Therefore we sing hymns in praise of your protective veil. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Γνωστῶς ἐθεάσατο, σὲ ἐν ἀΰλῳ Κόρη θεάματι, νοερῶς ἐφαπλοῦσαν, τοῖς σοῖς ἱκέταις τὴν λαμπρὰν Σκέπην σου, ὁ θεοφόρος Ἀνδρέας καὶ ᾔνεσε, τὰ μεγαλεῖα τὰ σά, τὰ ὑπὲρ λόγον καὶ νοῦν.

St. Andrew experienced * an immaterial vision, seeing you, * O immaculate Virgin, * as you unfurled your glowing protective veil * and with it covered the people who prayed to you; * and he extolled your unfathomable mighty deeds. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἐκάλυπτε πρότερον, φωτὸς νεφέλη τοῦ μαρτυρίου σκηνήν· νῦν δὲ Κόρη καλύπτει, τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν Χριστοῦ ἡ Σκέπη σου, ἡ θαυμαστὴ καὶ ὑπέρλαμπρος Ἄχραντε, ἡμέρας τε καὶ νυκτός, καθάπερ ὄρος Θεοῦ.

A bright cloud was covering * the tabernacle of the Old Testament. * Now, immaculate Virgin, * it is your wondrous glowing protective veil * that covers over the all-holy Church of Christ, * both day and night, like the mountain of God long ago. [GOASD]

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: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 1 for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

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. (δίς)

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." (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἔδειξας μὲν πάλαι πολυτρόπως, τῆς Σκέπης σου Θεοτόκε τὴν ἐνέργειαν, σημείοις καὶ θαύμασι, καὶ πλείσταις δυνάμεσιν, ὑπερμαχοῦσα Πάναγνε ἡμῶν ἐκάστοτε· ἡμεῖς δὲ νῦν ὑμνοῦμεν προφρόνως, τὰς σωτηριώδεις αὐτῆς θαυματουργίας.

Manifoldly, Lady Theotokos, * you showed the activity of your protective veil, * long ago with miracles, * signs, and many mighty deeds, * fighting on our behalf each day, all-holy Virgin pure. * And we, today, are in earnest extolling * your holy protection's miracles that have saved us. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥώμην καὶ ἰσχὺν πιστῶς λαμβάνων, λαός σου ὁ περιούσιος, Πανάμωμε, ἐκ τῆς θείας Σκέπης σου, ἀεὶ περιγίνεται, ἐπερχομένων θλίψεων, καὶ πολεμίων ἐχθρῶν, καὶ ἄτρωτος ἐκ πάσης μανίας, μένει Θεοτόκε, τῇ σῇ κηδεμονίᾳ.

Faithfully receiving strength and power, * O Lady, from your divine protective veil, * we your special people prevail * evermore and overcome * the troubles that may come and hostile foes, and we remain * uninjured by all riotous mayhem, * under your protection, all-holy Theotokos. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἄνωθεν ἐφάπλωσον Παρθένε, τὴν Σκέπην σου τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ὑπέρλαμπρον, καὶ ὡς πάλαι σκέπασον, ἡμᾶς καὶ περίθαλψον, ἐκ πολεμίων Ἄχραντε ἐπικειμένων ἡμῖν, καὶ ῥῦσαὶ τῆς αὐτῶν πονηρίας, καὶ ἐπιβουλίας, τὴν σὴν κληρονομίαν.

Virgin, from on high will you unfurl * your holy and very radiant protective veil; * and as you did long ago, * so also now cover us. * Protect us from the imminence of war and hostile foes, * and save us from their evil intentions * and treachery, O Lady, for we are your own people. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σκέπην τὴν τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶμα, σκεπάσασαν Θεοτόκε Ἀειπάρθενε, εἶδον ἐφαπλοῦσαν σε, Ἀνδρέας ὁ ὅσιος, καὶ θεῖος Ἐπιφάνιος καὶ ἐξεπλάγησαν· τοὺς πάντας γὰρ ἐσκέπασας Κόρη, ἐν φωτὶ ἀύλῳ, καὶ δόξῃ οὐρανίῳ.

Ever-virgin Lady Theotokos, * unfurling the veil that covered your immaculate * body, you were seen by St. * Andrew the devout fool for Christ * and godly Epiphanuis, and they were both amazed. * You covered all the people, O Maiden, * with light immaterial and heavenly glory. [GOASD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 2 for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸν ἐν ὄρει ἁγίῳ.

Mode pl. 4. O extol Him.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥώμην θείαν καὶ φῶς καὶ σωτηρίαν, τοῖς τοῦ βίου νυκτί, Ἁγνὴ πορευομένοις, ἡ παναγία Σκέπη σου παρέχουσα, πάντας κατευθύνει, πρὸς τὰς καταπαύσεις, ζωῆς τῆς αἰωνίου.

Your all-holy protection is providing * strength from God, light divine, * O Virgin, and salvation, * to us who walk in nighttime of the present life, * unerringly guiding us all to our final repose in life eternal. [GOASD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἀσωμάτων χορείαι καὶ Ἁγίων, σὲ ἰδοῦσαι Ἁγνή, ναῷ σου τῷ ἁγίῳ, τὸ ἱερὸν σου κρήδεμνον ἁπλώσασαν, καὶ σκέπουσαν κόσμον, ᾔνεσαν Παρθένε, ἐλέους σου τὴν βρύσιν.

When the choirs of Saints and Angels saw you * in your most sacred church, * O immaculate Virgin, * when you unfolded your sacred protective veil * and covered the people, they sang hymns extolling the fountain of your mercy. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σκέπη κόσμου νεφέλης πλατυτέρα, σὺ ὑπάρχεις Ἁγνή, βροτῶν ἡ σωτηρία· διὸ τελοῦντες πόθῳ τὴν ἀνάμνησιν, τῆς σεπτῆς σου Σκέπης, ὑμνοῦμεν Θεοτόκε, θαυμάτων σου τὰ πλήθη.

O pure Virgin, you are the world's protection, * even wider than that cloud * of old, and our salvation. * O Theotokos, lovingly we celebrate * the feast of your holy protection and extol your innumerable wonders. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἰσχυρὰν σε παράκλησιν ἐν βίῳ, κεκτημένοι Ἁγνή, καὶ ἀῤῥαργῆ ἐλπίδα, τῇ κραταιᾷ σοῦ Σκέπῃ καταφεύγομεν, καὶ τῶν τοῦ δολίου, λυτρούμεθα σκανδάλων, ὑμνοῦντές σου τὴν χάριν.

In our life, we have you, all-holy Virgin, * as our well grounded hope * and mighty consolation; * and we take refuge under your protective veil, * where we are delivered from the devil's scandals, as we extol your kindness. [GOASD]

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

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ.

Mode pl. 4. O Champion General.

Ὥσπερ νεφέλη ἀγλαῶς ἐπισκιάζουσα, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τὰ πληρώματα Πανάχραντε, ἐν τῇ πόλει πάλαι ὤφθης τῇ Βασιλίδι. Ἀλλʼ ὡς σκέπη τοῦ λαοῦ σου καὶ ὑπέρμαχος, περισκέπασον ἡμᾶς ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως, τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· Χαῖρε Σκέπη ὁλόφωτε.

You were observed to be a cloud that, glowing splendidly, * was overshadowing the Church's people, long ago * in the imperial city, O all-pure Virgin. * Inasmuch as you protect us as our champion, * from all kinds of tribulations keep us safe and sound, * as we cry aloud: Rejoice, luminous protective veil! [GOASD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἄνωθεν ἐφαπλοῦσα, τὴν ἁγίαν σοῦ Σκέπην, Παρθένε Θεοτόκε Μαρία, σκέπεις καὶ σῴζεις τὸν σὸν λαόν, καθʼ ὥραν σε Ἁγνὴ ἐπιβοώμενον· νῦν δὲ σου τὰ θαυμάσια, εὐγνωμόνως ὑμνεῖ κραυγάζων·

All-holy Theotokos Virgin Mary, from heaven you lay your holy veil of protection on your people, whom you protect and save, O pure one, as we invoke your name hourly. Now as we sing with gratitude extolling your wonders, we cry out: [GOASD]

Χαῖρε τοῦ κόσμου ἡ Σωτηρία· Χαῖρε Ἑλλάδος ἡ προστασία.

Rejoice! You are the world's salvation. Rejoice! You protect all Christian nations!

Χαῖρε τῶν Ἀγγέλων παράδοξον θέαμα· Χαῖρε τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἀκλόνητον ἔρεισμα.

Rejoice! Unusual sight for angelic hosts. Rejoice! Immovable prop of the human race.

Χαῖρε Μήτηρ Ἀειπάρθενος τοῦ Παντάνακτος Χριστοῦ· Χαῖρε σκέπη καὶ ἀντίληψις τοῦ λαοῦ σου τοῦ πιστοῦ.

Rejoice! Ever-virgin Mother of Christ the Ruler over all. Rejoice! Helper and protector of all your people who believe.

Χαῖρε ὅτι ἐφάνης σκέπουσα τὸ σὸν Ἔθνος· Χαῖρε ὅτι παρέχεις νίκας τῷ στρατοπέδῳ.

Rejoice! You have appeared when protecting Christian nations. Rejoice! You have secured victories on fields of battle.

Χαῖρε πηγὴ πλουσίας χρηστότητος· Χαῖρε λαμπὰς Θεοῦ ἀγαθότητος.

Rejoice! O fount of rich generosity! Rejoice! O lamp of divine humanity!

Χαῖρε διʼ ἧς τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ἐκνικῶμεν· Χαῖρε πρὸς ἣν καθʼ ἑκάστην βοῶμεν·

Rejoice! Through you we defeat adversaries. Rejoice! To you every day we sing loudly:

Χαῖρε Σκέπη ὁλόφωτε.

Rejoice, luminous protective veil!

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

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

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ τὴν ἀνάμνησιν ἑορτάζομεν τῆς Σκέπης τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ Ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, τῆς πάντοτε καὶ κατʼ ἐξαίρετον τρόπον σκεπούσης τὸ εὐσεβὲς ἡμῶν Ἔθνος, ὡς πάλαι ἔσκεπε τὴν Βασιλίδα τῶν πόλεων.

On October 28, we celebrate the memory of the Protection of our All-Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary who always and especially protects a faithful nation, as she protected the Queen of cities long ago.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῶν ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Τερεντίου καὶ Νεονίλλης, καὶ τῶν τέκνων αὐτῶν Νιτᾶ, Σαρβίλου, Ἱέρακος, Θεοδούλου, Φωκᾶ, Βήλης καὶ Εὐνίκης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Terence and Neonillia, and their children: Nitas, Sarvilos, Jerakos, Theodoulos, Fokas, Vela, and Eunice.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Στεφάνου τοῦ Σαββαΐτου, τοῦ καὶ Ἐπισκόπου γενομένου.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Father Stephen of St. Savas Monastery who became a Bishop.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῶν ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Τερεντίου, Ἀφρικανοῦ, Μαξίμου, Πομπηίου, καὶ ἑτέρων τριάκοντα ἕξ.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Terence, Africanus, Maximus, Pompios, and the other 36.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Φιρμιλιανοῦ, Ἐπισκόπου Καισαρείας, καὶ Μελχίωνος σοφιστοῦ, πρεσβυτέρου Ἀντιοχείας, οἵτινες καθεῖλον Παῦλον τὸν Σαμωσατέα.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Father St. Firmlian, Bishop of Caesarea, and Melchianos the Wise and priest of Antioch, who deposed Paul of Samosata.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῆς ἁγίας Φεβρωνίας, θυγατρὸς Ἡρακλείου βασιλέως· καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Κυριακοῦ, τοῦ φανερώσαντος τὸν τίμιον Σταυρὸν ἐπὶ τῆς βασιλείας Κωνσταντίνου τοῦ Μεγάλου, καὶ Ἑλένης τῆς αὐτοῦ μητρός.

On this day we also commemorate St. Fevronia, daughter of Emperor Heraclius; and the holy priest-Martyr Kyriakos who showed the Precious Cross to Emperor Constantine the Great and his mother Helen.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ ἁγίου Κυριακοῦ Ἄννα, λαμπάσι φλεχθεῖσα καὶ ξεσθεῖσα, ἐτελειώθη.

On this day St. Anna, the mother of St. Kyriakos, died by being burned with torches and hewn.

Μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀθανασίου Πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, τοῦ ἐν τῷ Ἄθῳ ἀσκήσαντος.

The memory of our devout Father St. Athanasios Patriarch of Constantinople who struggled in asceticism on Athos.

Μνήμη τῶν ἁγίων τεσσάρων Νεομαρτύρων Ἀγγελῆ, Μανουήλ, Γεωργίου καὶ Νικολάου, τῶν ἐκ τῆς Λάμπης καὶ ἐν Ῥεθύμῃ τῆς Κρήτης μαρτυρησάντων.

The memory of the holy four New Martyrs Angelos, Emmanuel, George, and Nicholas who witnessed in Lambis of Rethymno, Crete.

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]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Θʹ Ὠδήν.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

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

Ἡ Τιμιωτέρα οὐ στιχολογεῖται.

The Magnificat is omitted.

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 1 for the Theotokos.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode 4. Heirmos.

Ἄγγελοι τὴν Σκέπην τῆς Θεοτόκου, ἐν ὕμνοις μεγαλύνουσιν, ὅτι πιστῶν τὰς χορείας, ἁπανταχοῦ περισκέπει.

Angels sing and magnify the Theotokos, * extolling her protective veil, * for she protects the congregations * of believers the world over.

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

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!" (2)

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἄγγελοι τὴν Σκέπην τῆς Θεοτόκου, ὁρῶντες κατεπλήττοντο, πῶς περισκέπει καὶ σῴζει τοὺς ἐπʼ αὐτῇ πεποιθότας.

Angels saw the veil of the Theotokos; * they were amazed exceedingly, * how she protects and delivers * those who rely on her assistance.

Ἴαμα ἡμῖν, ἡ δρόσος Πανάχραντε ἡ ἀποστάζουσα, ἐκ τῆς θείας Σκέπης σου, ὡς ἐκ νεφέλης ἀΰλου γίνεται, καὶ παύει ἀῤῥωστήματα ψυχῆς καὶ σώματος, τῶν βοώντων· Χαῖρε Ἀειπάρθενε, εὐφροσύνη ἡμῶν καὶ παράκλησις.

Healing for our souls, * immaculate Lady, is the grace that drips like dew * from your bright protective veil * as from a cloud that is immaterial. * It cures the ills of soul and body of the faithful who sing: * Ever-Virgin, we salute you, O rejoice! * You are comfort and joy for believers all. [GOASD]

Ἄγγελοι καὶ ἄνθρωποι τὴν σεπτήν Σου, Σκέπην τιμῶμεν Δέσποινα· πάντας γὰρ σκέπεις ἐν ταύτῃ, τοὺς σὲ πιστῶς ἀνυμνοῦντας.

Angels and we humans beings honor * your luminous protective veil; * for you, O Lady, are protecting * all who faithfully extol you.

Μνείαν ἱεράν, εἰς δόξαν καὶ αἴνεσιν τῶν θαυμασίων σου, ἄγει Παναμώμητε, ἀγαλλομένη ἡ Ἑλλὰς σήμερον, καὶ πίστει καταφεύγουσα ὑπὸ τὴν Σκέπην σου, ἐκβοᾷ σοι· Σκέπε με καὶ φύλαττε, ἄχρι βίου τερμάτων Πανύμνητε.

People everywhere * rejoice as they keep this festive memory today, * to praise and to glorify * your many miracles, O all-blameless one. * And seeking shelter under your holy protection with faith, * O all-lauded Lady, they cry out to you: * "Please protect us, we pray, till the end of time." [GOASD]

Ἄγγελοι καὶ ἄνθρωποι τῆς Πανάγνου, τὴν Σκέπην μεγαλύνομεν· σκέπει γὰρ αὔτη καὶ σῴζει, πάντας τοὺς ταύτην τιμῶντας.

Angels and humans are magnifying * your luminous protective veil; * for it protects and delivers * all who honor it, O Virgin.

Ὅλῃ τῇ ψυχῇ, συνήλθομεν Ἄχραντε τῇ θείᾳ Σκέπῃ σου, αἶνον χαριστήριον, εὐγνωμοσύνῃ θερμῇ προσάγοντες, ὅτι ἡμᾶς ἐξέλεξας εἰς περιποίησιν, καὶ ἐν πᾶσι, περιέπεις Δέσποινα, καὶ διέπεις καὶ σῴζεις ἐκ θλίψεων.

We have come today * wholeheartedly offering with earnest gratitude * hymns expressing praise and thanks, * O all-pure Virgin, for you your protective veil. * For you have chosen us believers to provide for us. * As our Lady, you take care of everything, * and you save us from every adversity. [GOASD]

Ἄχραντε Παρθένε θεοκυῆτορ, τὴν ποίμνην σου περίσῳζε, σκέπουσα ταύτην σῇ Σκέπῃ, καὶ προνοοῦσα ἐν πᾶσιν.

Immaculate Virgin and Theotokos, * deliver us, your chosen flock; * keep us beneath your protection, * and provide for us in all things.

Ὕπερθεν Ἁγνή, καὶ κύκλῳ τοῦ Ἔθνους σου τὴν θείαν Σκέπην σου, οἷα περιτείχισμα, ἔχε Παρθένε, πλούτῳ χρηστότητος· ἐμοὶ δὲ τῷ τοὺς ὕμνους σοι ἤδη ὑφάναντι, δίδου Κόρη, φωτισμὸν καὶ ἔλλαμψιν, καὶ πταισμάτων τὴν ἄφεσιν δέομαι.

Virgin, from on high * surround us, we pray, with your divine protective veil, * as if with a mighty wall, * in the abundance of your benevolence. * And as for me who translated these hymns for you, I pray * for forgiveness of sins, Lady, and that I * be enlightened in mind and illumined in soul. [GOASD]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon 2 for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἐξέστη ἐπὶ τούτῳ.

Mode pl. 4. The heavens were astounded.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τῆς ἁγνῆς Παρθένου, τὴν παναγίαν Σκέπην.

O my soul, magnify the holy protection of the immaculate Virgin.

Μητρῴᾳ καμπτομένη Κόρη στοργῇ, πρὸς λαὸν τὸν θερμῶς σοι ἐλπίζοντα, ὡς συμπαθής, ξένῳ τρόπῳ ἥπλωσας νοερῶς, τούτῳ τὴν θείαν Σκέπην σου, οἷά περ νεφέλην φωτοειδῆ· διὸ τῆς σῆς εὐνοίας, κηρύττοντες τὸν πλοῦτον, σὲ Θεοτόκε μεγαλύνομεν.

O Lady, being moved by maternal love *and compassion for people who fervently rely on you, * mystically and wondrously you unfurled * over them your protective veil, * which was like that luminous cloud of old. * And we now magnify you, * proclaiming the abundance * of your concern for us, O Mother of God. [GOASD]

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τῆς μόνης Θεοτόκου, τὴν φωτοφόρον Σκέπην.

O my soul, magnify the glowing protection of the only Theotokos.

Ὁ πάλαι ἐν νεφέλῃ στυλοειδεῖ, ὁδηγήσας λαὸν τὸν ἀγνώμονα, ὁ σὸς Υἱός, Ἄχραντε νεφέλην σε λογικήν, καὶ ἔμψυχον ἀνέδειξε, σκέπουσαν καὶ σῴζουσαν θαυμαστῶς, πρὸς γῆν τῆς ἀφθαρσίας, θερμῇ ἐπιστασίᾳ, λαὸν Ἁγνὴ τὸν περιούσιον.

Your Son, who with a pillar of cloud of old * led an ungrateful people to freedom, has shown you to be * a cloud that is rational and alive, * O Virgin all-immaculate. * In your ardent care for us you protect * and save your special people, * and wondrously you guide us * into the land of immortality. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὴν ἐν τρισὶ προσώποις, ἄναρχον Θεαρχίαν.

O my soul, magnify the unoriginate Godhead in three persons.

Ὑψώσασα τὰς χεῖράς σου πρὸς Θεόν, τὸν ἐκ σοῦ προελθόντα ἱκέτευσας, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, ἔνθεν ἐφαπλώσασα νοερῶς, τὴν φωτοφόρον Σκέπην σου, ἅπαντας ἐσκέπασας τοὺς πιστούς· διὸ τὴν τούτου μνείαν, τελοῦντες ἐτησίως, σὲ Θεοτόκε μεγαλύνομεν.

You raised your hands in prayer to your Son and God * for your people, O Virgin, and then you mystically unfurled * over them your glowing protective veil * and covered the believers all * long ago, all-holy Mother of God. * We magnify you, Lady, * as we commemorate this * each year and celebrate it festively. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τῆς παναχράντου Κόρης, τὰ ξένα μεγαλεῖα.

O my soul, magnify the marvelous and great deeds of the immaculate Virgin.

Ὑμνοῦντές σου τῆς Σκέπης τὰς πολλαπλάς, δωρεᾶς καὶ τὴν χάριν τὴν ἄφθονον, Μῆτερ Ἁγνή, ὧν κατατρυφῶμεν διηνεκῶς, ἀπὸ ψυχῆς βοῶμεν σοι· Ὥσπερ πάλαι ἔσκεπες σὸν λαόν, οὕτω καὶ νῦν χειρί σου, σκέπε ἡμᾶς καὶ σῷζε, ἄχρι τερμάτων βίου Ἄχραντε.

We sing our hymns in praise of the many gifts * of your veil of protection and also its abundant grace * that we all continually enjoy. * Wholeheartedly we say to you: * As you would protect your people of old, * so now protect us also * and cover us and save us, * all-holy Virgin, till the end of our life. [GOASD]

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

Ἐξαποστειλάρια.

Exaposteilaria.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ οὐρανὸν τοῖς ἄστροις.

Mode 3. Having embellished heaven.

Ἡ θεία Σκέπη σου Κόρη, ἐπισκιάζει τοὺς πιστοὺς καὶ τὸ ἡμέτερον Γένος, σκέπει, διέπει καὶ φρουρεῖ, ἀπὸ παντοίων κινδύνων, ἀπήμαντον Θεοτόκε.

Lady, your holy protection * holds us beneath it like a veil; * and it protects all believers, * leading in battles to defend * your people, O Theotokos, * and guard them from any danger. [GOASD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ οὐρανὸν τοῖς ἄστροις.

Mode 3. Having embellished heaven.

Τῇ κραταιᾷ σοῦ Σκέπῃ, καὶ ἀκοιμήτῳ πρεσβείᾳ, τὸ τῶν Ἑλλήνων Γένος, φυλάττε Κόρη ἀβλαβές· Σὲ γὰρ κεκτήμεθα πάντες, καταφυγὴν ἐν ἀνάγκαις.

We who have you for protection * and for shelter in time of need * pray that you guard our nation * beneath your bright protective veil * from foes, domestic and foreign, * O Lady, by your unceasing prayers. [GOASD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος αʹ.

Lauds. Mode 1.

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.

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.

   

   

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων.

Mode 1. For the celestial orders.

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]

Τὴν Ἀειπάρθενον Κόρην καὶ Θεοτόκον Ἁγνήν, τὴν τῶν πολεμουμένων, συμμαχίαν καὶ σκέπην, ἡμῶν δὲ ἑξαιρέτως καταφυγήν, καὶ ἑτοίμην βοήθειαν, ἀνευφημήσωμεν σύμπασα ἡ Ἑλλάς, μεγαλύνοντες τὴν Σκέπην αὐτῆς.

In every country, O Christians, let us extol and praise * the pure and ever-virgin * Theotokos, our Lady. * The ally of beleaguered believers is she, * their protection and ready aid. * She offers safety and shelter to those in need. * So we honor her protective veil. [GOASD]

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]

Τὴν Ἀειπάρθενον Κόρην καὶ Θεοτόκον Ἁγνήν, τὴν τῶν πολεμουμένων, συμμαχίαν καὶ σκέπην, ἡμῶν δὲ ἑξαιρέτως καταφυγήν, καὶ ἑτοίμην βοήθειαν, ἀνευφημήσωμεν σύμπασα ἡ Ἑλλάς, μεγαλύνοντες τὴν Σκέπην αὐτῆς.

In every country, O Christians, let us extol and praise * the pure and ever-virgin * Theotokos, our Lady. * The ally of beleaguered believers is she, * their protection and ready aid. * She offers safety and shelter to those in need. * So we honor her protective veil. [GOASD]

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]

Τὴν παναγίαν σου Σκέπην καὶ ἀστραπόμορφον, ἣν ὡς φωτὸς νεφέλην, ἐφαπλοῖς καθʼ ἑκάστην, καὶ σκέπεις καὶ καλύπτεις πάντας ἡμᾶς, ἀριδήλως ὡς ἔγνωμεν, ἐν εὐκαιρίαις Παρθένε καὶ συμφοραῖς, μακαρίζομεν γηθόμενοι.

Your holy veil of protection flashes like lightning bolts. * And like a cloud of bright light, * everyday you unfold it, * visibly protecting and guarding us all, * as we know from experience. * Whether in good times or tragedies, we have you. * So we celebrate and call you blessed. [GOASD]

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]

Ἡ Βασιλεύουσα πόλις, Παρθένε πρότερον, ἐῤῥύετο κινδύνων, καὶ δεινῶν πολεμίων, τῇ Σκέπῃ σου τῇ θείᾳ καὶ θαυμαστῇ, ἡ Ἑλλὰς δὲ νῦν ἅπασα, τῇ ταύτης χάριτι ῥύεται χαλεπῶν, συμφορῶν καὶ περιστάσεων.

Constantinople was rescued from perils long ago * by your divine protection * working wonders, O Virgin. * Later on the country of Greece, by your grace, * was delivered from its complete * annihilation. And Christians throughout the world * in adversity rely on you. [GOASD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Αἱ δωρεαὶ τῆς Σκέπης σου, ὡς ἀκτῖνες πανταχοῦ ἁπλούμεναι, πολλαχῶς εὐεργετοῦσιν ἡμᾶς Θεοτόκε· νόσων γὰρ τὴν ἀχλὺν διώκουσι, πολεμίων τὰς φάλαγγας ἐκτρέπουσιν, ἀδοκήτων συμφορῶν διαλύουσιν τὸν ζόφον, καὶ εἰρήνην σταθηρὰν ἡμῖν παρέχουσιν, Ἀλλʼ ὦ κεχαριτωμένη Παρθένε, τοὺς χαριστηρίους ἡμῶν ὕμνους δέξαι, καὶ ἴσθι ἡμῖν σύμμαχος καὶ προστάτις, μέχρι τερμάτων αἰῶνος δεόμεθα.

The bounties of your protection, extending everywhere like the sunbeams, benefit us in many ways, O Theotokos. They expel the mistiness of disease, they repel enemy forces, they dispel the gloominess of unexpected disasters, and they bring us lasting peace. Now we entreat you, O Virgin full of grace, accept our hymns of gratitude, and be our ally, defending us till the end of time. [GOASD]

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.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῆς ἐρήμου πολίτης.

Mode 1. As a citizen of the desert.

Τῆς Σκέπης σου Παρθένε, ἀνυμνοῦμεν τὰς χαρίτας, ἣν ὡς φωτοφόρον νεφέλην, ἐφαπλοῖς ὑπὲρ ἔννοιαν, καὶ σκέπεις τὸν λαόν σου νοερῶς, ἐκ πάσης τῶν ἐχθρῶν ἐπιβουλῆς. Σὲ γὰρ σκέπην καὶ προστάτιν καὶ βοηθόν, κεκτήμεθα βοῶντές σοι· Δόξα τοῖς μεγαλείοις σου Ἁγνή, δόξα τῇ θείᾳ Σκέπῃ σου, δόξα τῇ πρὸς ἡμᾶς σου, προμηθείᾳ Ἄχραντε.

O Virgin, we sing praises of the gifts of your protection, * which you have extended like a bright cloud ineffably, * invisibly protecting us your flock * from enemy invasions and attacks. * We have you as ardent helper and mighty guard, * and therefore we cry out to you: * Glory to your divinely mighty deeds! * Glory to your protective veil! * Glory to the care you have for us, O immaculate one! [GOASD]

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.

Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, ἧς τῆς ἁγίας Σκέπης τὴν ἀνάμνησιν ἐπιτελοῦμεν, 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 πάντων τῶν ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος καὶ ἐλεήμων Θεός.

May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the commemoration of whose Holy Protection we celebrate, 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 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. )