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Octoechos - Mode 3.

On Sunday Morning

Menaion - October 30

Memory of Sts. Zenobius and Zenobia

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MATINS

CHOIR

Mode 3.

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

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

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

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

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Mode 3.

Let the heavens sing for joy, and let everything on earth be glad. For with His arm the Lord has worked power. He trampled death under foot by means of death; and He became the firstborn from the dead. From the maw of Hades He delivered us; and He granted the world His great mercy. [SD]

Glory. For the Saints.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

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

Both now. Theotokion.

From Octoechos - - -

Mode 4.

O Theotokos, through you became manifest to us on earth the mystery, which was hid from eternity, and which the Angels themselves knew not: that God, uniting natures without confusion, becomes a man and accepts crucifixion for our salvation voluntarily. By virtue of this, resurrecting man whom He had first created, He saved our souls from death. [SD]

PRIEST

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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.

( To You, O Lord. )

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.

( Amen. )

CHOIR

Kathisma I.

From Octoechos - - -

Mode 3.

Christ has risen from the dead, the first of those who have fallen asleep. The Artificer of all things that were made was first born before all creation; now He has renewed the corrupted nature of our human race in himself. O Death, you no longer have dominion, for the Master of all has destroyed your power. [SD]

Glory.

When You had physically tasted death, O Lord, You curtailed its bitterness by Your resurrection, and You strengthened humanity against it, by reversing the failure related to the primal curse, O Defender of our life. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

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

From Octoechos - - -

Kathisma II.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

At Your Divinity's immutability, * and at Your suffering's intentionality, * amazed was Hades, Lord, and thus lamented to itself and said: * I tremble at this human frame's uncorrupted hypostasis. * I see the invisible One waging war on me secretly. * Hence those whom I am holding are crying out: * Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ. [SD]

Glory.

Seeing how beautiful.

We the believers now theologize about * the inexplicable, incomprehensible * unspoken mystery of Your crucifixion and resurrection. * For today the realm of death and of Hades has been despoiled, * and vested is the human race with incorruptibility. * And therefore in thanksgiving we cry aloud: * Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Seeing how beautiful.

You carried mystically within your womb the One * incomprehensible, uncircumscribable, * and coessential with the Father and the Spirit, O Mother of God. * By your giving birth, we know that the Trinity's energy, * singular and unconfused, in the world should be glorified. * And therefore in thanksgiving we cry to you: * Rejoice, O Lady full of grace. [SD]

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Mode pl. 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glory.

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

Both now.

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

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

PRIEST

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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.

( To You, O Lord. )

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.

( Amen. )

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Hypakoe. Mode 3.

Astounding in appearance, refreshing by the words he spoke, the flashing Angel said to the myrrh-bearing women: Why do you look in a tomb for the Living One? He is risen and has emptied the tombs. Know Him, the unchanging Changer of corruption. Say to God: How awesome are Your works! For You have saved the human race. [SD]

CHOIR

Anavathmoi.

Antiphon I. Mode 3.

You rescued the captivity of Zion out of Babylon, O Logos; do also draw me up from the passions to life. [SD]

Those who sow shedding godly tears when the south wind is blowing, joyously will harvest ears of life everlasting. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit, as in the Father and the Son, radiates intrinsically every gift of goodness. And in Him all things both live and move. [SD]

Antiphon II.

Unless the Lord build the house of the virtues, in vain do we labor. But if He protect the soul, no one can conquer our city. [SD]

O Christ the Fruit of the womb, by the Spirit are the saints forever as adopted sons to You as to a father. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit are perceived all holiness and wisdom, for He gives substance to all creation. Since He is God, let us worship Him, as we do the Father and Logos. [SD]

Antiphon III.

Those who fear the Lord are blessed: they will walk in the ways of the commandments; for they will eat every kind of vivifying produce. [SD]

Gazing on your offspring round about your table bearing branches of good works, be glad, O arch-pastor. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

With the Holy Spirit is all the wealth of glory. From Him issue grace and life to all creation, for He is extolled with the Father and the Logos. [SD]

Prokeimenon.

Say among the Gentiles, "The Lord is King, for He established the world, which shall not be shaken." (2)

Verse: Oh, sing a new song to the Lord.

Say among the Gentiles, "The Lord is King, for He established the world, which shall not be shaken." [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of Gospel.

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

( Lord, have mercy. )

PRIEST

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.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

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

DEACON

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

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

( And with your spirit. )

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Let us be attentive.

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

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 9

John. 20:19-31

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe." Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered Him, "My Lord and My God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you may have life in His name. [RSV]

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

READER

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

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Glory.

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

Both now.

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

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

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

PRIEST

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

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

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.

( Amen. )

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

The Canon

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode i. Mode 3. Heirmos.

He who gathered the water into its places * of old by divine decree is the same One * who for the Israelite people parted the sea. * He is our God and Lord, and He is glorified greatly. * To Him only let us sing, for He is glorified. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

He who once laid a curse on the ground, to bring forth * for him who disobeyed thorns for his labors, * let a crown of thorns be laid on His head in the flesh, * by the hands of lawless men. He is our God, and He lifted * the ancestral curse, for He is greatly glorified. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

By submitting to death, He became the victor * triumphantly over death, taking trophies. * He assumed a passible human body and soul. * As our God and Lord, He wrestled with the tyrant and beat him. * With himself He raised all men, for He is glorified. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Without seed you gave birth to God. Now all nations * extol you, the only true Theotokos. * For the One who entered into your sanctified womb * is our God and Lord, and He assumed our whole human nature; * and when He was born from you, He was both God and man. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. All you people.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Near the throne of God you stand on high, thrice-blessed St. Zenobius, * as an acceptable priest and most excellent martyr. * We honor your lumimous memory and entreat you: * Rescues us from life's undending scandals. [GOASD]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

You dispelled the darkness of the Greeks' profanity, when you received * tri-solar radiance within your soul, O wise one. * You shined light on everything, * using your words like flood lights. * Now you dwell in never-setting brightness. [GOASD]

Glory.

You were like an ember, when the fire of the all-holy Spirit lit * you, O Zenobius. You burned away the error * of pagan idolatry, even as you ignited * love for God in the hearts of believers. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

We salute you, Lady: O rejoice! All-holy temple, and the fleece * bedwed by God, and the sealed fountain of living water. * We pray you to keep your flock safe from any disasters * and unharmed from attacks aimed against us. [GOASD]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode iii. Mode 3. Heirmos.

From non-existence You brought forth all things, O God, * through the Word creating them, in the Spirit perfecting them. * Most High Ruler over all, * firmly establish me in Your love, O Master. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The ungodly one was put to shame by Your Cross. * He opened up a pit, and he fell into the hole he made. * And exalted was the horn * of the humble, O Christ, by Your resurrection. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The proclamation of knowledge and faith in God * has covered the whole wide world, * as much water covers the seas. * Rising from the tomb, O Lord * who love mankind, You revealed the Trinity's light. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Glorious things have been spoken concerning you, * O Lady, the animate city of Him who forever reigns; * for it was through you that God * was seen upon the earth and lived among men. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. O Lord, we Your servants.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

When you were anointed with anointing oil * of the Spirit, you ministered * like an Angel, O Zenobius; * then you were decorated with the crown of Martyrs. [GOASD]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

You took on the great responsibility * of the care of souls; and tilling them, * they bore the fruits of the Spirit of God. * And you were rewarded with the joy of your Master. [GOASD]

Glory.

Zenobia shared your mind and parentage, * as your sister, O Zenobius. * And she chose to join your martyrdom; * and now you are together in heavenly glory. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

All-holy Virgin Mother, the Son you bore * is a person of the Trinity, * who assumed all our humanity. * Entreat Him that He save us who rightly extol you. [GOASD]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

DEACON

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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.

( To You, O Lord. )

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.

( Amen. )

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

CHOIR

Kathisma.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Let us all now with faith sing in praise of two * wise and virtuous Athletes, indeed extol * the Martyrs Zenobius and his sister Zenobia, * the invincible duo, and rightfully honor them. * As if goblets, they pour out the wine of the gifts of God. * Therefore we the faithful every day are deriving * the cures of our illnesses, as we reverently sing to them, * "Medaled Saints, extolled by all, * intercede with Christ our God, that He grant forgiveness of offences, * to us who celebrate your holy memory with faith and love. [GOASD]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Due to serious illness, I am in pain * so severe, it is more than what I can bear. * And also unbearable is my fever of laziness. * O Savior, as You know each individual's frailty, * You paternally chasten those who sin against You willfully. * Raise me, I implore You, who are able to do this. * And heal my infirmities of my soul and my body, * and I will evermore sing to You: * Magnificent indeed are Your works, O my Savior, fearful, great, and marvelous! * You truly save the faithful, by Your all-holy Mother's prayers. [GOASD]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode iv. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Lord, You have established a mighty love of Your strength for us; * God of our deliverance, You gave Your only-begotten Son to die for us. * And now with thanksgiving we sing out and praise You: * Glory to Your strength, O Lord! [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Suffering for us, You endured shameful treatment patiently. * You were struck and spit upon, O Christ. * You bore marks and bruises sympathetically. * By accepting it all, You worked my salvation. * Glory to Your strength, O Lord! [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You made war on death with Your mortal body, O Life itself, * because of the groaning of the poor * and of the suffering of the needy, O Christ. * You ruined him who ruined us and raised all people * with yourself, O Lord only humane and glorified. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Remember Your flock that You acquired by Your Passion, O Christ. * Listen to the sympathetic prayers * of Your glorified Mother on our behalf. * Visit it, and whenever it is afflicted * save it, by Your strength, O Lord. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. You mounted Your horses.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Arriving in heaven, adorned with medals of martyrdom, * you received the awards for your victory, * and you obtained the great and everlasting joy with God. * And therefore we extol you, hierarch and Martyr Zenobius. [GOASD]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

O Saint, you were tortured and voluntarily crucified, * imitating our Lord, O Zenobius. * O blessed man, you shed the garment of mortality * and perishable nature, and instead put on the imperishable. [GOASD]

Glory.

Your prayers, which were sturdy, brought down the demons' edifices. * Your unbreakable faith has demolished them. * Their shrines and temples are no more, O St. Zenobius. * Now all the Hieromartyrs boast in having you in their blessed ranks. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

All-laudable Virgin, by your unusual childbirth, * you reconciled those who were exiled from God. * And now with faith we glorify you and we sing, Rejoice! * with a loud voice, O Lady. You have rescued all who are born on earth. [GOASD]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode v. Mode 3. Heirmos.

I rise early in the morning, Fashioner of all, * to You, the peace that passes all understanding. * O Lord our God, Your commands and judgments * are light. I pray You, guide me by them. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

To an unjust judge, envious leaders of the Jews * delivered You, the all-seeing God who judges * all earth righteously. And You delivered * Adam who was condemned of old. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

By the invincible power of Your Cross, O Christ, * who on the third day rose from the dead, O Savior, * grant Your peace to Your Church, we entreat You, * O Lord our God, and save our souls. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

O Ever-Virgin, you became like the holy Tent * and wider than the heavens, for you accepted * within your womb the Logos of God, * whom all creation cannot contain. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

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

Saints of God, intercede for us.

With her feminine nature * strengthened by the Holy Spirit, St. Zenobia * put to shame the devil, * who beguiled our ancestral mother Eve. * Now she has been granted the divine glory in the heavens, * for excelling in contests of martyrdom. [GOASD]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

In the hearts of believers, * you rained down the showers of the truth; and thus your tongue * could be called a rain cloud, * for you watered their souls metaphorically. * By your words you guided their way of thinking, so that they would * perform virtuous deeds, O Zenobius. [GOASD]

Glory.

You diminished the darkness * of hedonism by the rays of your virginity. * The light of your contests * put an end to the nighttime of godlessness. * Lovely bride of Jesus, the Holy Spirit dwells within you, * O all-glorious Martyr Zenobia. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

I am always surrounded * by the heavy burdens of my sins, O Virgin pure. * Therefore I implore you, * to relieve me of them, by your prayers for me. * You defend us sinners, for you gave birth to Christ our Savior * and Redeemer, O glorious Mother of God. [GOASD]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode vi. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Sinfulness encircles me as the lowest depth did Jonah, * and my spirit is failing me. * I cry out to You, O Master. Reach out Your exalted arm. * Pilot, rescue me, as You saved Your Apostle of old. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Mercy and compassion encircle me now like a sea, * for in Your love You came down to me. * You became incarnate, Master, and took on the form of a slave, * and You deified and, with yourself, You glorified me. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

When he saw the One who was put to death come back to life, * he who wielded death was put to death. * These are the tokens of Your resurrection, O Christ our God, * and the prizes of Your all-immaculate Passion. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You incomprehensibly intercede with the Creator * on behalf of humanity. * Only all-pure Virgin, pray your Son, that He be merciful * and the champion of your servants who are sinners. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. I pour out my supplication.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

The prayer of your godly soul was accepted * as if incense in the heavens, O father. * And you ran after the sweet-smelling fragrance * of the Him who suffered, all-blessed Zenobius. * Born of a woman, He shone forth * and illumined creation, for He is God. [GOASD]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

O Martyr, you shed your blood in the contest, * and it sanctified the earth. Then your spirit * went up to heaven, and there the assembly * of first-born saints all rejoiced in receiving you. * Martyrs and Hierarchs are proud * to have you in their ranks, O Zenobius. [GOASD]

Glory.

O blessed Saint, you constrained the advancement * of impiety by openly teaching * the truth of God. And you showed many people * who were in error the way to the Christian faith. * You rescued those who were submerged * in the ocean of pagan idolatry. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

My soul is by sinful passions disfigured. * Make it beautiful, I pray you, O Virgin. * And with the thoughts of genuine repentance, * please fortify my unstable and lowly heart. * And ever save and rescue me, * for without any doubt I rely on you. [GOASD]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

PRIEST

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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.

( To You, O Lord. )

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.

( Amen. )

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Kontakion.

From the tomb You rose today, O Lord of tender compassion, also from the gates of death You led us out, O our Savior. On this day is Adam dancing and Eve rejoices, and with them together Patriarchs and the Prophets are unceasingly extolling the divine power of Your authority. [SD]

Oikos.

Let heaven and earth dance for joy today, and in oneness of mind extol Christ God, for He resurrected the prisoners from their tombs. All creation rejoices together, offering worthy songs to the Creator of all and our Redeemer, for today as the Giver of Life, having drawn mortals up from Hades, He exalts them to heaven together, and lays a curse on the enemy's haughtiness, and smashes the gates of Hades, by the divine power of His authority. [GKD]

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

Synaxarion

From the Menaion.

On October 30, we commemorate the holy martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia the siblings.

On this day we commemorate the holy hieromartyr Marcian, Bishop of Syracuse, a disciple of the Apostle Peter.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyrs Alexander, Cronion, Julian, Macarius and thirteen others.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyr Eftropia.

On this day we commemorate the holy Apostle Cleopas, as well as our devout father Joseph, Patriarch of Constantinople; and also the holy martyrs Asterius, Claudius, Neo and their sister Neonilla.

On this day we commemorate the holy Apostles Tertius, Mark, Justus and Artemas of the Seventy.

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

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode vii. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Of old You refreshed with dew the God-fearing three young men * in the Chaldean furnace's flames. * Master, with Your Godhead's illuminating fire, * we pray You enlighten us, * as we cry out and sing to You: * Blessed are You, O God of our fathers. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The resplendent curtain of the Temple was torn in two, * when the Creator was on the Cross, * revealing to the faithful the truth that was hidden in the letter of the Law. * Now they cry out and sing to Him: * "Blessed are You, O God of our fathers." [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

O Christ, when Your holy side was pierced, providentially * from Your divine body there were drops * of life-giving blood that were spilled upon the earth * and remade those born on earth. * We all cry out and sing to You: * "Blessed are You, O God of our fathers." [SD]

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

For the Trinity.

O faithful, let us adore and worship one principal, * the single Godhead, the one in three, * glorifying Father, only-begotten Son, * and the good Holy Spirit, God, * as we cry out and sing aloud: * "Blessed are You, O God of our fathers." [SD]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Servants, descendants.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Spilling your blood, O holy Martyr, * you extinguished burning flames of paganism. * Every day you refresh the faithful who extol you, * with showers of the your miracles, * O Zenobius our father. [GOASD]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

You entered the cloud of divine darkness, * and you saw the unseen God as you were able. * He illumined your soul and mind, O blessed father. * And piously you sang, "O God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [GOASD]

Glory.

Martyr Zenobia, your sister, * shared your holy way of thinking and your good deeds; * and she likewise attained the joy of God in heaven, * O hierarch Zenobius. * So we honor you together. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

You are the holy place, O Virgin, * from which God appeared, when He became incarnate, * sanctifying us all who faithfully extol you. * All-pure one, Christ our God, the fruit * of your womb, is truly blessed. [GOASD]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode viii. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Unharmed were the young men, who were champions * of belief in God, when they were thrown into the furnace * and they faced unbearable fire; and they sang a hymn to God: * "All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord, * and exalt Him beyond measure unto all the ages." [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The Temple's resplendent veil was torn down, * O Lord, when Your precious Cross on Calvary was set up. * And creation was also quaking, * and in fear it sang the hymn, * "All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord, * and exalt Him beyond measure unto all the ages." [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You rose from the tomb, O Messiah, * and by divine power You raised Adam who had fallen * through a tree of old by deception. * He cried out and sang the hymn, * "All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord, * and exalt Him beyond measure unto all the ages." [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

All-pure Theotokos, we call you * God's animate Temple and His Ark, for you contained Him. * To our Creator you reconciled us mortals through your childbirth. * As is right we all sing hymns to you, * and exalt you beyond measure unto all the ages. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Those Servants, speaking.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

You were not scared, O Hierarch, by the broad sword. * You were not frightened by perils. The threat of death did not startle you. * You were truly partaking of glory that never ends. [GOASD]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

You celebrated the sacraments as a bishop; * and you let yourself be slaughtered as a worthy fragrant sacrifice * on the heavenly altar, O Martyr Zenobius. [GOASD]

Glory.

You were aglow with your miracles, holy Bishop, * and you were splendidly shining in your illustrious martyrdom. * And you greatly diminished the darkness of pagan cults. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

O Virgin Mother, your Son has been called a cluster * of grapes producing the sweet wine of the forgiveness of every sin. * From the intoxication of passions deliver me. [GOASD]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Kontakion.

From the tomb You rose today, O Lord of tender compassion, also from the gates of death You led us out, O our Savior. On this day is Adam dancing and Eve rejoices, and with them together Patriarchs and the Prophets are unceasingly extolling the divine power of Your authority. [SD]

Oikos.

Let heaven and earth dance for joy today, and in oneness of mind extol Christ God, for He resurrected the prisoners from their tombs. All creation rejoices together, offering worthy songs to the Creator of all and our Redeemer, for today as the Giver of Life, having drawn mortals up from Hades, He exalts them to heaven together, and lays a curse on the enemy's haughtiness, and smashes the gates of Hades, by the divine power of His authority. [GKD]

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

Synaxarion

From the Menaion.

On October 30, we commemorate the holy martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia the siblings.

On this day we commemorate the holy hieromartyr Marcian, Bishop of Syracuse, a disciple of the Apostle Peter.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyrs Alexander, Cronion, Julian, Macarius and thirteen others.

On this day we commemorate the holy martyr Eftropia.

On this day we commemorate the holy Apostle Cleopas, as well as our devout father Joseph, Patriarch of Constantinople; and also the holy martyrs Asterius, Claudius, Neo and their sister Neonilla.

On this day we commemorate the holy Apostles Tertius, Mark, Justus and Artemas of the Seventy.

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

Katavasias Odes 1-8

CHOIR

Katavasias of Theotokos

Ode i. Mode 4.

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 iii.

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 iv.

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 v.

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 vi.

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 vii.

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 viii.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

It is appropriate to stand for the reading of Gospel.

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

( Lord, have mercy. )

PRIEST

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.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

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

DEACON

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

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

( And with your spirit. )

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Let us be attentive.

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

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 9

John. 20:19-31

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe." Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered Him, "My Lord and My God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you may have life in His name. [RSV]

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

READER

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

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Glory.

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

Both now.

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

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

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

PRIEST

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

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

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.

( Amen. )

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

DEACON

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

CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ode ix.

The Magnificat. Mode 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode ix. Mode 3. Heirmos.

O novel wonder, so befitting God! * For the Lord himself has manifestly passed through * the gate of the Virgin, which was shut. * Naked God, He entered, and He appeared wearing flesh when He exited, * the gate remaining shut notwithstanding. * We magnify her who is ineffably the Mother of God. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

It was an awful sight when You, the Maker, * were hanging on the Cross, O Logos of God, * in the body suffering, O God, for Your servants; * When You expired, You were laid in a sepulcher, * and You freed the dead who were in Hades. * We magnify You, for You, O Savior Christ, are omnipotent. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

When You had died and were buried, O Christ, * You saved our ancestors from death and corruption. * You made life to blossom forth, granting resurrection * to all the dead; and You led human nature to light * and clothed it with divine incorruption. * We magnify You, for You are the source of ever-living light. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You are the throne and Temple of our God; * for the One who is on high had dwelt within you. * All-pure Virgin, He was born of you without human seed, and He kept you a virgin. * Therefore, noble Lady, by your never-ceasing prayers, * subordinate hostile foes and forces swiftly and completely to the government. [SD]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. All hearers shuddered.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Hierarch, when you stood before * the tribunal of the governor, you proclaimed * in a resounding voice * the incarnation of the Ruler of all, * and what He suffered for our sake, * His cross and death and burial * and resurrection, by which * He has saved us in His love for humanity. [GOASD]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Marvelous, how a man of flesh * put to flight the incorporeal enemies! * How through infirmity, * he has defeated that most resourceful foe! * How being born on earth he joins * the heavenly ministers! * It was through martyrdom. * So we honor Zenobius and call him blest. [GOASD]

Glory.

Martyrs, by focusing your gaze * on the everlasting heavenly blessedness, * you gave your bodies up * to be tormented in many ways, O Saints. * Being united in love * as siblings, you were both aglow * with the beautiful light * of your martyrdom; and therefore we call you blest. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Gate of the Light, to you I pray * and implore you to give sight to the eyes of my heart. * Expel and drive away * from my unfortunate soul the gloominess * and deepest darkness of sin, * so that I magnify * and also glorify * and with love extol you, all-lauded Mother of God. [GOASD]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ode ix.

The Magnificat. Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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]

PRIEST

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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.

( To You, O Lord. )

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.

( Amen. )

CHOIR

Mode 2.

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

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

For He is holy.

From Octoechos - - -

Exaposteilarion.

Eothinon 9.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

The doors where the Apostles were * being closed shut, O Master, * You entered and You gave them peace, * and when You blew upon them * You gave them the Holy Spirit, * and enjoined them concerning * binding of sins and loosing them. * And coming eight days later, You showed Your side * and Your hands as tangible proof to Thomas. * With him we also cry aloud: * You are our Lord and our God. [SD]

For the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

You made your vestments redder by * your sacred blood, O blessed one; * and now you stand in the presence * of Christ the Savior, rejoicing, * O God-inspired hierarch * Zenobius, entreating Him * on our behalf together with * Zenobia, your own sister, * the martyr and sacred virgin. [SD]

Theotokion.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Of old the Prophets spoke of you * as holy Table and as Ark, * as Jar and Rod and as Mountain, * as Palace and as a Ladder, * the Scroll that had been written in, * and as a bridge that to the height * of divine knoweldge carries us; * while we, as is truly worthy, * extol you as Theotokos. [SD]

Lauds. Mode 3.

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Stichera.

Mode 3.

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

O come, all you nations. Know the power of the awe-inspiring mystery. For Christ our Savior, the Logos who was in the beginning, voluntarily for us was crucified and buried, and He rose from the dead to save the universe. Let us worship Him. [SD]

Mode 3.

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

Those who guarded You reported all the marvelous events, O Lord. However the Sanhedrin of futility filled their hands with gifts, thinking that in this way they could hide Your resurrection, which the world glorifies. Have mercy on us. [SD]

Mode 3.

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

The universe was filled with joy in the experience of Your resurrection. Mary Magdalene came unto the tomb and found an Angel sitting upon the stone. With his garments flashing like lightning, he said to her, "Why do you seek among the dead the One who is alive? He is not here, but has risen as He said, and is going before you to Galilee." [SD]

Mode 3.

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

In Your light we will see light, O Master who loves humanity; for You have risen from the dead, and You granted salvation to the human race, so that all creation may glorify You, only sinless One. Have mercy on us. [SD]

Mode 3.

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

The myrrh-bearing women offered their tears as a morning hymn to You, O Lord; for in possession of sweet-smelling spices, they came to Your tomb intent on anointing Your immaculate body for burial. The Angel sitting on the stone announced to them the good tidings. "Why do you seek among the dead the One who lives? For as God He has trampled on death. He has risen, and granted unto all His great mercy." [SD]

Mode 3.

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

Like lightning flashed the Angel sitting on Your life-giving sepulcher; and to the myrrh-bearing women he said, "The Redeemer has emptied the graves. He has despoiled Hades, and He resurrected on the third day as the only God and omnipotent." [SD]

Mode 3.

Arise, O Lord my God, let Your hand be lifted high, and do not forget Your poor to the end. [SAAS]

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb seeking You. But not finding You, she lamented and cried out with weeping, "Alas, O my Savior! How were You stolen, O King of all?" Then did a pair of life-bearing Angels sitting inside the sepulcher cry out, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said, "I weep, for they have taken my Lord away from the tomb, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Then she turned around, and, having recognized You, straightaway she cried out, "My Lord and my God, glory to You." [SD]

Mode 3.

I will give thanks to You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your wondrous things. [SAAS]

Whereas the Hebrews had enclosed Life itself in a tomb, the Robber has opened up Eden in a word. He cried out and uttered, "He who for me was with me crucified was along with me on a cross suspended, and appeared to me to be jointly seated with the Father upon the throne; for He is indeed Christ our God, and He possesses great mercy." [SD]

From Octoechos - - -

Glory. Mode pl. 1.

Eothinon 9.

Now in these last times, at evening on the first day of the week, O Christ, You came and stood among Your friends; and by the miracle of Your entry through the doors that were locked, You verified the miracle of Your resurrection from the dead. You filled the Disciples with joy, and imparted to them the Holy Spirit; and You gave them all authority to forgive sins. Moreover You did not leave Thomas to drown beneath the waves of disbelief. Therefore grant true knowledge also to us, and forgiveness of offenses, O compassionate Lord. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

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

It is appropriate to stand for the Great Doxology.

Great Doxology

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]

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

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

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

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

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

DEACON

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

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

Again we pray for our Archbishop (name).

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

PRIEST

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.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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.

( To You, O Lord. )

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.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

( And with your spirit. )

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

( To You, O Lord. )

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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.

PRIEST

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.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Wisdom.

( Father, bless! )

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

HIERARCH or READER

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..

( Amen. )

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

DEACON

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

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

Again we pray for our Archbishop (name).

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

PRIEST

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.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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.

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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.

( To You, O Lord. )

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.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

( And with your spirit. )

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

( To You, O Lord. )

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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.

PRIEST

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.

( Amen. )

PRIEST

Wisdom.

( Father, bless! )

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

HIERARCH or READER

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..

( Amen. )

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.

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

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

Dismissal

PRIEST

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

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

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

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

( Amen. )