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Menaion - November 8

Ἡ Σύναξις τῶν Ἀρχιστρατήγων Μιχαὴλ καὶ Γαβριήλ

The Synaxis in Honor of the Chief Commanders Michael and Gabriel

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Τῶν οὐρανίων στρατιῶν Ἀρχιστράτηγοι, δυσωποῦμεν ὑμᾶς ἡμεῖς οἱ ἀνάξιοι, ἵνα ταῖς ὑμῶν δεήσεσι, τειχίσητε ἡμᾶς, σκέπῃ τῶν πτερύγων, τῆς ἀΰλου ὑμῶν δόξης, φρουροῦντες ἡμᾶς προσπίπτοντας, ἐκτενῶς καὶ βοῶντας· Ἐκ τῶν κινδύνων λυτρώσασθε ἡμᾶς, ὡς Ταξιάρχαι τῶν ἄνω Δυνάμεων.

O Chief Commanders of the heavenly armies, * we the unworthy now entreat you in earnest, * to fortify us by your supplications to the Lord, * and shelter us beneath the wings of your spiritual glory, * guarding us who run to you and fervently entreat you: * As the Commanders of the hosts on high, * rescue us faithful from dangers of every kind. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Τῶν οὐρανίων στρατιῶν Ἀρχιστράτηγοι, δυσωποῦμεν ὑμᾶς ἡμεῖς οἱ ἀνάξιοι, ἵνα ταῖς ὑμῶν δεήσεσι, τειχίσητε ἡμᾶς, σκέπῃ τῶν πτερύγων, τῆς ἀΰλου ὑμῶν δόξης, φρουροῦντες ἡμᾶς προσπίπτοντας, ἐκτενῶς καὶ βοῶντας· Ἐκ τῶν κινδύνων λυτρώσασθε ἡμᾶς, ὡς Ταξιάρχαι τῶν ἄνω Δυνάμεων.

O Chief Commanders of the heavenly armies, * we the unworthy now entreat you in earnest, * to fortify us by your supplications to the Lord, * and shelter us beneath the wings of your spiritual glory, * guarding us who run to you and fervently entreat you: * As the Commanders of the hosts on high, * rescue us faithful from dangers of every kind. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τὸ ἀπʼ αἰῶνος ἀπόκρυφον, καὶ Ἀγγέλοις ἄγνωστον μυστήριον, διὰ σού Θεοτόκε τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς πεφανέρωται· Θεὸς ἐν ἀσυγχύτῳ ἑνώσει σαρκούμενος, καὶ Σταυρὸν ἑκουσίως ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καταδεξάμενος· διʼ οὗ ἀναστήσας τὸν πρωτόπλαστον, ἔσωσεν ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

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]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 7. Μεθʼ ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 7. It would be followed by the 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. )

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.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Τῶν ἀσωμάτων λειτουργῶν Ἀρχιστράτηγε, ὁ κατʼ ἐνώπιον Θεοῦ παριστάμενος, καὶ ταῖς ἐκεῖθεν λάμψεσι λαμπόμενος, φαίδρυνον ἁγίασον, τοὺς πιστῶς σε ὑμνοῦντας, πάσης ἀπολύτρωσαι, τοῦ ἐχθροῦ τυραννίδος, καὶ εἰρηναίαν αἴτησαι ζωήν, τοῖς βασιλεῦσι, καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς πέρασιν.

Ο chief Commander of the bodiless ministers * as one who stands before the throne of the Godhead, * and brightly are illumined by its radiance, * brighten us and sanctify those who faithfully hymn you, * and from all the tyranny of the enemy free us. * And earnestly request a peaceful life * for our rulers * and the entire universe. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Τῶν ἀσωμάτων λειτουργῶν Ἀρχιστράτηγε, ὁ κατʼ ἐνώπιον Θεοῦ παριστάμενος, καὶ ταῖς ἐκεῖθεν λάμψεσι λαμπόμενος, φαίδρυνον ἁγίασον, τοὺς πιστῶς σε ὑμνοῦντας, πάσης ἀπολύτρωσαι, τοῦ ἐχθροῦ τυραννίδος, καὶ εἰρηναίαν αἴτησαι ζωήν, τοῖς βασιλεῦσι, καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς πέρασιν.

Ο chief Commander of the bodiless ministers * as one who stands before the throne of the Godhead, * and brightly are illumined by its radiance, * brighten us and sanctify those who faithfully hymn you, * and from all the tyranny of the enemy free us. * And earnestly request a peaceful life * for our rulers * and the entire universe. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον. Ὅμοιον.

Both now. Theotokion. Same Melody.

Οὐ σιωπήσομεν ποτὲ Θεοτόκε, τοῦ εὐχαρίστως ἀνυμνεῖν ἐκ καρδίας, τὰ σὰ ἐλέη Δέσποινα οἱ δοῦλοί σου, κράζοντες καὶ λέγοντες· Παναγία Παρθένε, πρόφθασον καὶ λύτρωσαι, ἐξ ἐχθρῶν ἀοράτων, καὶ ὁρατῶν καὶ πάσης ἀπειλῆς· σοὺς γὰρ δούλους σῴζεις ἀεί, ἐκ παντοίων δεινῶν.

We your servants shall not ever be silent, * O Theotokos, from extolling your mercies * wholeheartedly and gratefully, O Lady Bride of God, * crying out and uttering: Come in time and redeem us * from our seen and unseen foes, and from threatening dangers. * For you, All-holy Virgin, ever save * your faithful servants * from evils of every kind. [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 8. Μεθʼ ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 8. It would be followed by the 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. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἀγαθὸς 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, O God, are good and love mankind, and to You we offer glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Τὰ Χερουβὶμ καὶ Σεραφὶμ πολυόμματα, τῶν Ἀρχαγγέλων λειτουργῶν τὰ στρατεύματα, σὺν Ἐξουσίαις Θρόνοι Κυριότητες, Ἄγγελοι Δυνάμεις τε, καὶ Ἀρχαὶ δυσωποῦσι, σὲ τὸν Ποιητὴν ἡμῶν, καὶ Θεὸν καὶ Δεσπότην· Μὴ ὑπερίδῃς δέησιν λαοῦ, ἡμαρτηκότος, Χριστὲ πολυέλεε.

The Cherubim along with many-eyed Seraphim * and all the armies of the Archangel ministers * as well as Principalities, Authorities and Thrones, * Angels and Dominions and Powers all importune You * earnestly imploring You our Lord God and Maker. * O Christ, do not despise Your people's prayer * though they be sinners, * for You are most merciful. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Τὰ Χερουβὶμ καὶ Σεραφὶμ πολυόμματα, τῶν Ἀρχαγγέλων λειτουργῶν τὰ στρατεύματα, σὺν Ἐξουσίαις Θρόνοι Κυριότητες, Ἄγγελοι Δυνάμεις τε, καὶ Ἀρχαὶ δυσωποῦσι, σὲ τὸν Ποιητὴν ἡμῶν, καὶ Θεὸν καὶ Δεσπότην· Μὴ ὑπερίδῃς δέησιν λαοῦ, ἡμαρτηκότος, Χριστὲ πολυέλεε.

The Cherubim along with many-eyed Seraphim * and all the armies of the Archangel ministers * as well as Principalities, Authorities and Thrones, * Angels and Dominions and Powers all importune You * earnestly imploring You our Lord God and Maker. * O Christ, do not despise Your people's prayer * though they be sinners, * for You are most merciful. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 4. Automelon.

Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε, πρὶν δουλωθῆναι ἡμᾶς, ἐχθροῖς βλασφημοῦσί σε, καὶ ἀπειλοῦσιν ἡμῖν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν· ἄνελε τῷ Σταυρῷ σου, τοὺς ἡμᾶς πολεμοῦντας· γνώτωσαν πῶς ἰσχύει, Ὀρθοδόξων ἡ πίστις, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

Come quickly, O Lord, and prevent us from being enslaved * to foes who speak blasphemies against You, Christ our God, * and boastingly threaten us. * Annihilate by the power * of Your Cross those who fight us. * Let them know how the faith of the Orthodox has power, * accepting Your Mother's prayers for us in Your love of man. [SD]

Ὁ Πολυέλεος.

The Polyeleos.

Ψαλμὸς ΡΛΔʹ (134).

Psalm 134 (135).

Ψαλμὸς ΡΛΕʹ (135).

Psalm 135 (136).

Ἐκλογὴ

Selected Psalm Verses

Ἐκλογὴ εἰς τὰς Ἀσωμάτους Δυνάμεις

Selected Psalm Verses for the Bodiless Hosts

Ψαλλῶ σοι. Ἀλληλούϊα.

I shall sing to You. Alleluia.

1. Ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι, Κύριε, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου, καὶ ἐναντίον ἀγγέλων ψαλῶ σοι. Ἀλληλούϊα. (137:1)

1. I will give thanks to You, O Lord, with all my heart; and I shall sing to You in the presence of angels. Alleluia. (137:1) [SAAS]

2. Ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ πνεύματα, καὶ τοὺς λειτουργοὺς αὐτοῦ πυρὸς φλόγα. Ἀλληλούϊα. (103:4)

2. He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire. Alleluia. (103:4) [SAAS]

3. Ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῶν χερουβίμ, ἐμφάνηθι, ἐναντίον Ἐφραὶμ καὶ Βενιαμὶν καὶ Μανασσῆ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (79:2)

3. Reveal Yourself, O You who sit upon the cherubim, before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Alleluia. (79:2) [SAAS]

4. Καὶ ἐπέβη ἐπὶ Χερουβὶμ καὶ ἐπετάσθη, ἐπετάσθη ἐπὶ πτερύγων ἀνέμων. Ἀλληλούϊα. (17:11)

4. And He rode upon the cherubim, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind. Alleluia. (17:11) [SAAS]

5. Μὴ δῴης εἰς σάλον τὸν πόδα σου, μηδὲ νυστάξῃ ὁ φυλάσσων σε. Ἀλληλούϊα. (120:3)

5. Let not your foot be moved; neither let Him who keeps you slumber. Alleluia. (120:3) [SAAS]

6. Ἰδοὺ οὐ νυστάξει οὐδὲ ὑπνώσει ὁ φυλάσσων τὸν Ἰσραήλ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (120:4)

6. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Alleluia. (120:4) [SAAS]

7. Ὅτι τοῖς Ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ ἐντελεῖται περὶ σοῦ, τοῦ διαφυλάξαι σε ἐν πάσαις ταῖς ὁδοῖς σου. Ἀλληλούϊα. (90:11)

7. He shall command His angels concerning you, to keep you in all your ways. Alleluia. (90:11) [SAAS]

8. Ἐπὶ χειρῶν ἀροῦσί σε, μήποτε προσκόψῃς πρὸς λίθον τὸν πόδα σου. Ἀλληλούϊα. (90:12)

8. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. Alleluia. (90:12) [SAAS]

9. Παρεμβαλεῖ ἄγγελος Κυρίου κύκλῳ τῶν φοβουμένων αὐτόν, καὶ ῥύσεται αὐτούς. Ἀλληλούϊα. (33:8)

9. The Angel of the Lord shall encamp around those who fear Him, and He will deliver them. Alleluia. (33:8) [SAAS]

10. Ἐξαπέστειλε Κύριος τὸν ἄγγελον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἦρέ με ἐκ τῶν προβάτων τοῦ πατρός μου. Ἀλληλούϊα. (151:4)

10. The Lord sent forth His Angel and took me from my father’s sheep. Alleluia. (151:4) [SAAS]

11. Ἠλάττωσας αὐτὸν βραχύ τι παρʼ ἀγγέλους, δόξῃ καὶ τιμῇ ἐστεφάνωσας αὐτόν. Ἀλληλούϊα. (8:6)

11. You made him a little lower than the angels; You crowned him with glory and honor. Alleluia. (8:6) [SAAS]

12. Εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ, λειτουργοὶ αὐτοῦ ποιοῦντες τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (102:21)

12. Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, His ministers who do His will. Alleluia. (102:21) [SAAS]

13. Προσκυνήσατε αὐτῷ, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (96:7)

13. Worship Him, all you His angels. Alleluia. (96:7) [SAAS]

14. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Ἀλληλούϊα. (148:1)

14. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. Alleluia. (148:1) [SAAS]

15. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (148:2)

15. Praise Him, all you His angels. Alleluia. (148:2) [SAAS]

16. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (148:2)

16. Praise Him, all you His hosts. To You, O God, is due a song. Alleluia. (148:2) [SAAS]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τὸν Πατέρα προσκυνήσωμεν, καὶ τὸν Υἱὸν δοξολογήσωμεν, καὶ τὸ Πανάγιον ὁμοῦ, πάντες Πνεῦμα ἀνυμνήσωμεν, κράζοντες καὶ λέγοντες· Παναγία Τριάς, σῶσον πάντας ἡμᾶς.

Let us bow in worship and adore * the Father; likewise let us glorify * the Son; and also let us praise * the all-holy Spirit faithfully, * crying out in unison, * "Save us all, we implore, all-holy Trinity." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τὴν Μητέρα σου προσάγει σοι, εἰς ἱκεσίαν ὁ λαός σου Χριστέ· ταῖς παρακλήσεσιν αὐτῆς, τοὺς οἰκτιρμούς σου δὸς ἡμῖν Ἀγαθέ, ἵνα σε δοξάζωμεν, τὴν ἐλπίδα τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

We Your people now invoke the name * of Your holy Mother entreating for us. * O Good One, at her fervent prayers, * send to us Your tender mercies, O Christ, * so that we may glorify * You, the hope of our souls, O Lord. [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 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

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸ προσταχθέν.

Mode pl. 4. When he perceived.

Τῶν οὐρανίων ἀρχηγοὶ καὶ πρωτοστάται, τῶν ὑψιθρόνων καὶ φρικτῶν τῆς θείας δόξης, Μιχαὴλ καὶ Γαβριὴλ Ἀρχιστράτηγοι, σὺν πᾶσι τοῖς ἀσωμάτοις ὦ Λειτουργοί, Δεσπότου ὑπὲρ τοῦ κόσμου διαπαντός, πρεσβεύοντες αἰτήσασθε τὴν ἄφεσιν, τῶν ἐπταισμένων ἡμῖν, καὶ ἔλεος καὶ χάριν εὑρεῖν, ἐν ἡμέρᾳ τῆς κρίσεως.

Michael and Gabriel, foremost-ranking leaders * of the celestial and high-throned awesome beings * of divine glory, you are their supreme Commanders. * O Ministers of the Master, with all the hosts * of bodiless powers ceaselessly intercede * on behalf of the universe, entreating earnestly that He * forgive our sins, that we might find * grace and mercy on Judgment Day. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸ προσταχθέν.

Mode pl. 4. When he perceived.

Θεοχαρίτωτε ἁγνή, εὐλογημένη, τὸν διὰ σπλάγχνα οἰκτιρμῶν, ἐκ σοῦ τεχθέντα, σὺν ταῖς ἄνω Δυνάμεσι, καὶ τοῖς Ἀρχαγγέλοις, καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς Ἀσωμάτοις, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, δυσώπει ἀκαταπαύστως, δοῦναι ἡμῖν, πρὸ τοῦ τέλους διόρθωσιν, καὶ ἱλασμὸν ἁμαρτιῶν, καὶ βίου ἐπανόρθωσιν, ὅπως εὕρωμεν ἔλεος.

O Lady, pure, graced by God, and ever-blessed, * join with the Powers in the heavens, the Archangels, * all the Bodiless Hosts, and ceaselessly petition * the Lord, who in His compassion was born from you, entreating on our behalf that before the end * He will grant us correction and the expiation of our sins, * amendment of our way of life, so that mercy await us all. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ.

Antiphon I.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

Δόξα.

Glory.

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

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

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

Προκείμενον. Ψαλμὸς 103.

Prokeimenon. Psalm 103.

Ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ πνεύματα καὶ τοὺς λειτουργοὺς αὐτοῦ πυρὸς φλόγα. (δίς)

He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire. (2)

Στίχ. Εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον. Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ἐμεγαλύνθης σφόδρα.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, You are magnified exceedingly.

Ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ πνεύματα καὶ τοὺς λειτουργοὺς αὐτοῦ πυρὸς φλόγα.

He makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire. [SAAS]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου.

It is appropriate to stand for the Gospel reading.

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 Ματθαῖον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.

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)

Ματ 18:10-20

Mt. 18:10-20

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· Ὁρᾶτε μὴ καταφρονήσητε ἑνὸς τῶν μικρῶν τούτων· λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτῶν ἐν οὐρανοῖς διὰ παντὸς βλέπουσι τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν οὐρανοῖς. ἦλθε γὰρ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου σῶσαι τὸ ἀπολωλός. Τί ὑμῖν δοκεῖ; ἐὰν γένηταί τινι ἀνθρώπῳ ἑκατὸν πρόβατα καὶ πλανηθῇ ἓν ἐξ αὐτῶν, οὐχὶ ἀφεὶς τὰ ἐνενήκοντα ἐννέα ἐπὶ τὰ ὄρη, πορευθεὶς ζητεῖ τὸ πλανώμενον; καὶ ἐὰν γένηται εὑρεῖν αὐτό, ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι χαίρει ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ μᾶλλον ἢ ἐπὶ τοῖς ἐνενήκοντα ἐννέα τοῖς μὴ πεπλανημένοις. οὕτως οὐκ ἔστι θέλημα ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ πατρὸς ὑμῶν τοῦ ἐν οὐρανοῖς ἵνα ἀπόληται εἷς τῶν μικρῶν τούτων. Ἐὰν δὲ ἁμαρτήσῃ εἰς σὲ ὁ ἀδελφός σου, ὕπαγε καὶ ἔλεγξον αὐτὸν μεταξὺ σοῦ καὶ αὐτοῦ μόνου· ἐάν σου ἀκούσῃ, ἐκέρδησας τὸν ἀδελφόν σου· ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀκούσῃ, παράλαβε μετὰ σοῦ ἔτι ἕνα ἢ δύο, ἵνα ἐπὶ στόματος δύο μαρτύρων ἢ τριῶν σταθῇ πᾶν ῥῆμα. ἐὰν δὲ παρακούσῃ αὐτῶν, εἰπὲ τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ· ἐὰν δὲ καὶ τῆς ἐκκλησίας παρακούσῃ, ἔστω σοι ὥσπερ ὁ ἐθνικὸς καὶ ὁ τελώνης. Ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὅσα ἐὰν δήσητε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἔσται δεδεμένα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ, καὶ ὅσα ἐὰν λύσητε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἔσται λελυμένα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ. Πάλιν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐὰν δύο ὑμῶν συμφωνήσωσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς περὶ παντὸς πράγματος οὗ ἐὰν αἰτήσωνται, γενήσεται αὐτοῖς παρὰ τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν οὐρανοῖς. οὗ γάρ εἰσι δύο ἢ τρεῖς συνηγμένοι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα, ἐκεῖ εἰμι ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν.

The Lord said, "See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. For the Son of man came to save the lost. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven, for where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them." [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]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Δόξα. Ἦχος βʹ.

Glory. Mode 2.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀσωμάτων, Οἰκτίρμον, προστασίαις, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

Keeping me protected by the bodiless Powers, O Lord of mercy blot out my many offences. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

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

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 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]

Τῷ ἀΰλω θρόνῳ περικυκλοῦντες, νοεραὶ οὐσίαι θεῖοι Ἀσώματοι, τὴν τρισάγιον ᾠδήν, τῷ πρύτανι Θεῷ, φλογεροῖς τοῖς χείλεσιν ᾄδετε, Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, ὁ Πατὴρ ὁ ἄναρχος, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, ὁ Υἱὸς ὁ συνάναρχος, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, τὸ ὁμοούσιον Πνεῦμα, τὸ σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ συνδοξαζόμενον.

As you surround the immaterial throne, O noetic beings and divine Bodiless Powers, you sing the Thrice-holy hymn to God the Ruler, with your flaming lips: "Holy God, the unoriginate Father; Holy Mighty, the Son who is also unoriginate; Holy Immortal, the coessential Spirit, glorified together with the Father and the Son." [SD]

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PRIEST

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

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PRIEST

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Ode 1: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ὑγρὰν διοδεύσας ὡσεὶ ξηράν, καὶ τὴν αἰγυπτίαν, μοχθηρίαν διαφυγών, ὁ Ἰσραηλίτης ἀνεβόα· Τῷ Λυτρωτῇ καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν ᾄσωμεν. (δίς)

Of old when the Israelite had crossed * the watery passage as if over a tract of land, * fleeing from the misery of Egypt, * he cried: "To God our Redeemer, O let us sing." (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Πολλοῖς συνεχόμενος πειρασμοῖς, πρὸς σὲ καταφεύγω, σωτηρίαν ἐπιζητῶν· Ὦ Μῆτερ τοῦ Λόγου καὶ Παρθένε, τῶν δυσχερῶν καὶ δεινῶν με διάσωσον.

By many temptations am I distressed. * Praying to be rescued, for salvation I run to you. * O Virgin and Mother of the Logos, * from all afflictions and evils deliver me. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Παθῶν με ταράττουσι προσβολαί, πολλῆς ἀθυμίας, ἐμπιπλῶσαί μου τὴν ψυχήν, εἰρήνευσον, Κόρη, τῇ γαλήνῃ, τῇ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ Θεοῦ σου, Πανάμωμε.

Assaults from the passions unsettle me, * and they fill my soul to overflowing with much despair. * Quiet them, O undefiled Maiden, * with the dispassionate calm of your Son and God. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σωτῆρα τεκοῦσάν σε καὶ Θεόν, δυσωπῶ, Παρθένε, λυτρωθῆναί με τῶν δεινῶν· σοὶ γὰρ νῦν προσφεύγων ἀνατείνω, καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν καὶ τὴν διάνοιαν.

O Virgin who mothered our Savior God, * I earnestly beg that I be rescued from my distress. * For now as I flee to you for refuge, * my soul and reason I lift up in ardent prayer. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νοσοῦντα τὸ σῶμα καὶ τὴν ψυχήν, ἐπισκοπῆς θείας, καὶ προνοίας τῆς παρὰ σοῦ, ἀξίωσον, μόνη Θεομῆτορ, ὡς ἀγαθὴ ἀγαθοῦ τε λοχεύτρια.

My body and soul are alike diseased. * Only Theotokos, count me worthy of your divine * providence and gracious visitation, * since you are good and the Mother of Him who is good. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Canon 2 for the Bodiless Hosts.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἁρματηλάτην Φαραώ.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The rod of Moses.)

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Τοὺς νοεροὺς τῶν ἀσωμάτων τάξεων, χοροὺς ἐν ᾄσμασιν, ὡς Λειτουργοὺς θείους, δεῦτε εὐφημήσωμεν, χορείαν συγκροτήσαντες, τὴν ἡμῶν σωτηρίαν, ἀδιαλείπτως πρεσβεύοντας, καὶ τῇ μετανοίᾳ συγχαίροντας.

Come, let us make a single choir and praise in song ⁄ the spiritual choirs of the Bodiless Hosts ⁄ who ceaselessly pray for our salvation, ⁄ and rejoice together at our repentance! [OCA]

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Οἱ τῶν Ἀγγέλων ἀρχηγοὶ καὶ πρόκριτοι, καὶ ταξιάρχαι φαιδροί, τοὺς ἀσωμάτους Νόας, σήμερον ἐγείρουσι, πρὸς τελετὴν ἑόρτιον, τῆς αὐτῶν λαμπρᾶς μνήμης, μεθʼ ὧν συγχαίρουσιν ἄνθρωποι, ὕμνον τῇ Τριάδι προσάγοντες.

Today the chiefs and chosen leaders of the angels, ⁄ the brilliant captains of the bodiless intellects, ⁄ arise to keep the feast of their own memorial. ⁄ People rejoice with them, offering a hymn to the Trinity. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Συνευφρανθῶμεν τοῖς Ἀγγέλοις ἄνθρωποι, πνευματικῶς ἐν χαρᾷ, ὁ Γαβριὴλ αὖθις, νῦν εὐαγγελίζεται, Ἐκκλησιῶν τὴν ἕνωσιν, καὶ καθαίρεσιν πάσης, τῆς ἐναντίας αἱρέσεως, ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ τῆς μνήμης αὐτῶν.

Let mankind rejoice spiritually and celebrate with the angels, ⁄ for Gabriel announces once more the good tidings of the Church's unity, ⁄ and the destruction of every heresy ⁄ by this memorial of the archangels! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Κυοφορεῖς τὸν ὑπὲρ φύσιν Ἄχραντε, ἐν σοὶ σκηνώσαντα, τοῦ Πατρὸς λόγον, ἐν Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι δυσὶ μὲν ἐν ταῖς φύσεσι, καὶ θελήσεσιν ὄντα, ἐν ὑποστάσει δʼ ἀτρέπτως μιᾷ, ἧς καὶ τὴν μορφὴν ἀσπαζομεθα.

You have brought forth the Holy One past nature ⁄ through the Holy Spirit, pure one: ⁄ the Word of the Father Who came to dwell in you, ⁄ He is two in nature, with two wills, in a form unchangeably one. [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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 Entry. [SD]

Ode 3: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Οὐρανίας ἁψῖδος, ὀροφουργὲ Κύριε, καὶ τῆς Ἐκκλησίας Δομῆτορ, σὺ με στερέωσον, ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ τῇ σῇ, τῶν ἐφετῶν ἡ ἀκρότης, τῶν πιστῶν τὸ στήριγμα, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε. (δίς)

O divine Master Builder of the celestial vault, * as the only Lover of mankind and Founder of the Church, * establish me, O Lord, in love for You, the believers' * firm support and ultimate object of all desire. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Προστασίαν καὶ σκέπην, ζωῆς ἐμῆς τίθημι, Σέ, Θεογεννῆτορ, Παρθένε, σύ με κυβέρνησον, πρὸς τὸν λιμένα σου, τῶν ἀγαθῶν ἡ αἰτία, τῶν πιστῶν τὸ στήριγμα, μόνη πανύμνητε.

I have named you the shelter and the defense of my life. * Therefore, I entreat you, O virgin Maid who gave birth to God, * conduct me to your port, * originator of good things, * the believers' firm support, * only all-lauded one. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἱκετεύω, Παρθένε, τὸν ψυχικὸν τάραχον, καὶ τῆς ἀθυμίας τὴν ζάλην, διασκεδάσαι μου· σὺ γάρ, Θεόνυμφε, τὸν ἀρχηγὸν τῆς γαλήνης, τὸν Χριστὸν ἐκύησας, μόνη πανάχραντε.

I beseech you, O Virgin, dispel my soul's turbulence, * also the tempestuous surging of grave despondency. * For you, O Bride of God, * gave birth to Christ who is Author * of serene tranquility, * only all-spotless one. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Εὐεργέτην τεκοῦσα, τὸν τῶν καλῶν αἴτιον, τῆς εὐεργεσίας τὸν πλοῦτον, πᾶσιν ἀνάβλυσον· πάντα γὰρ δύνασαι, ὡς δυνατὸν ἐν ἰσχύϊ, τὸν Χριστὸν κυήσασα, Θεομακάριστε.

Pour the wealth of your goodness and benefactions on all, * since you bore the great Benefactor, the Cause of every good. * You carried in your womb * Christ who is mighty in power; * therefore you can do all things, * O Lady blest by God. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Χαλεπαῖς ἀῤῥωστίαις, καὶ νοσεροῖς πάθεσιν, ἐξεταζομένῳ, Παρθένε, σύ μοι βοήθησον· τῶν ἰαμάτων γάρ, ἀνελλιπῆ σε γινώσκω, θησαυρόν, Πανάμωμε, τὸν ἀδαπάνητον.

I implore you to help me as I am now being tried * by distressing ailments, O Virgin, and morbid suffering. * For I know you to be * an inexhaustible treasure * plenteous in remedies, * only all-blameless one. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Canon 2 for the Bodiless Hosts.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σὺ εἶ τὸ στερέωμα.

Mode pl. 4. Lord, You are the firm.

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Τῶν Ἀγγέλων πρώτιστος, καὶ τῆς Τριάδος φῶς δεύτερον, ὤφθης ἡμῖν, Μιχαὴλ ὁ Ἄρχων, τοῖς πιστῶς εὐφημοῦσί σε.

We believers know you as * a second light of the Trinity, angelic Prince, * O Archangel Michael, * and we faithfully sing your praise. [GOASD]

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Αἴγλῃ θείας χάριτος, ὁ Γαβριὴλ πιστῶς ἔπληξε, πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν, τοῦ Θεοῦ κηρύξας, τὴν ἐν σώματι κάθοδον.

Gabriel the Archangel * faithfully dazzled the world with rays of grace divine, * when he came announcing * the incarnate descent of God. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ξυνωρὶς ἀοίδιμε, καὶ φωταυγὴς δυὰς ἄϋλε, φῶτα Θεοῦ, τοὺς πιστῶς τελοῦντας, τὴν ὑμῶν μνήμην δείξατε.

Famous, immaterial, * luminous duo, we loyally observe your feast. * Pray that in so doing * we may also be lights of God. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

ᾞσεν Ἠσαΐας σου, τὴν ὑπὲρ νοῦν Ἁγνὴ κύησιν· ᾄδω κἀγώ, ἵνα τῆς ἐκείνου, ἐπιτύχω καθάρσεως.

Virgin all-immaculate, * Isaiah sang of your childbirth, and so do I, * praying that as he was * I may also be purified. [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· κἂν τῇ σεπτῇ Εἰσόδῳ 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 Entry give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

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

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸ προσταχθέν.

Mode pl. 4. When he perceived.

Τῶν ἀσωμάτων τοὺς χοροὺς ἐφιέμενοι, ἀνευφημεῖν οἱ ἐπὶ γῆς μιμησώμεθα, ὡς ἐφικτὸν τούτων τὴν ἁγιότητα, νεκροῦντες πάντα τὰ μέλη τὰ τῆς σαρκός, αἰτοῦντες, ὡς ὑπερμάχους τε καὶ φρουρούς, πάσης πλάνης λυτρώσασθαι, τοῦ ἀοράτου ἐχθροῦ, ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἀνυμνοῦντας αὐτούς, ὅπως εὕρωμεν ἔλεος.

We here on earth who aspire to sing praises * and celebrate the hosts of bodiless Angels, * let us imitate their holiness as far as possible, * by mortifying our bodies' members and all the flesh, * and pray to them as our champions and our guards, * that they free us from all deceit of the invisible foe, * as we extol them solemnly, * so that we might find mercy from God. [GOASD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸ προσταχθέν.

Mode pl. 4. When he perceived.

Εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι ἀεὶ Θεοτόκε, καὶ μεγαλύνομεν Ἁγνὴ καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν, ἀνυμνοῦντες τὸν τόκον σου Κεχαριτωμένη, βοῶντες ἀκαταπαύστως· Σῶσον ἡμᾶς, Παρθένε παντελεῆμον ὡς ἀγαθή, καὶ δαιμόνων ἐξάρπασον, λογοθεσίου φοβεροῦ, ἐν ὥρᾳ τῆς ἐτάσεως, μὴ αἰσχυνθῶμεν οἱ δοῦλοί σου.

We ever thank you, O all-holy Theotokos, * and magnify you the all-pure one; and we worship * and extol your divine Son, Maiden highly favored. * All-merciful Virgin, therefore we cry aloud * unceasingly praying, Save us, since you are good. * Snatch me out from the frightening * examination of accounts * by demons in the hour of trial. * May we your servants not be ashamed. [SD]

Ode 4: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τῆς οἰκονομίας σου τὸ μυστήριον, κατενόησα τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ἐδόξασά σου τὴν θεότητα. (δίς)

I have heard the report, O Lord, * of Your incarnation, which is a mystery. * I considered Your astounding works, * and I glorified Your divinity. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τῶν παθῶν μου τὸν τάραχον, ἡ τὸν κυβερνήτην τεκοῦσα Κύριον, καὶ τὸν κλύδωνα κατεύνασον, τῶν ἐμῶν πταισμάτων, Θεονύμφευτε.

I entreat you, O Bride of God * who have borne the Helmsman and Lord, to pacify * the confusion that my passions bring * and the surging waves of my iniquities. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Εὐσπλαγχνίας τὴν ἄβυσσον, ἐπικαλουμένῳ τῆς σῆς παράσχου μοι, ἡ τὸν εὔσπλαγχνον κυήσασα, καὶ Σωτῆρα πάντων, τῶν ὑμνούντων σε.

You have borne the compassionate * Lord who is the Savior of all who sing your praise. * Hence, bestow upon me the abyss * of your own compassion which I now invoke. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἀπολαύοντες, Πάναγνε, τῶν σῶν δωρημάτων εὐχαριστήριον, ἀναμέλπομεν ἐφύμνιον, οἱ γινώσκοντές σε Θεομήτορα.

We who know you, O wholly pure * Virgin, to be truly the Mother of our God, * have enjoyed so many gifts from you. * Hence, we sing this canticle of gratitude. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Οἱ ἐλπίδα καὶ στήριγμα, καὶ τῆς σωτηρίας τεῖχος ἀκράδαντον, κεκτημένοι σε, Πανύμνητε, δυσχερείας πάσης, ἐκλυτρούμεθα.

In possessing you as our hope * and the stable buttress and solid battlement * of salvation, O all-lauded one, * we are liberated from all misery. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Canon 2 for the Bodiless Hosts.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σύ μου ἰσχύς.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (You are my strength.)

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Ἱεριχώ, ὤφθη δυνάμεως Ἀρχιστράτηγος, πολεμοῦντι, πάλαι Ἰησοῦ τῷ Ναυῆ, νικοποιῶν καὶ ὑπερμαχῶν, Μιχαὴλ ὁ μέγας, τῶν Ἀσωμάτων ὁ ἔξαρχος, ὑφʼ οὗ λαβὼν τὸ σθένος, ὁ θεράπων Κυρίου, δορυάλωτον εἷλε τὸ φρούριον.

In Jericho in ancient times ⁄ Michael, chief captain of the hosts and great leader of the bodiless angels, ⁄ appeared to Joshua, son of nun, as he fought and helped him to victory. ⁄ Fighting by his side and taking strength from him, ⁄ the servant of the Lord took the fort with his weapons. [OCA]

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Ἄρχων ποτέ, τῶν ἀσωμάτων Δυνάμεων, ὤφθη φέρων, τέκνου εὐαγγέλια, τῷ Ζαχαρίᾳ τῷ ἱερεῖ, Γαβριὴλ ὁ μέγας, ὁ θεῖος ὄντως Ἀρχάγγελος· διὸ φωνὴ τοῦ Λόγου, γεννηθείς, Ἰωάννης, τῷ πατρὶ τὴν φωνὴν ἀποδίδωσιν.

In days of old the captain of the Bodiless Hosts ⁄ appeared to Zachariah the priest ⁄ bringing him the good tidings of a child. ⁄ He was Gabriel the great and divine archangel! ⁄ John was born in response to the word, ⁄ giving back speech to his father. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Χαίρει χαρὰ πάντα τὰ πέρατα σήμερον, τὴν αἰσίαν, μνήμην ἑορτάζοντα, τῶν Ἀρχαγγέλων σου ὁ Θεός, Μιχαὴλ τοῦ θείου, καὶ Γαβριὴλ τοῦ θεόφρονος· συγχαίρει δὲ καὶ πᾶσα, τῶν Ἀγγέλων ἡ τάξις, ὅτι σῴζεται κόσμος τῇ σκέπῃ αὐτῶν.

Today the ends of the earth greatly rejoice ⁄ keeping the bright feast of Your angels, the divine Michael and Gabriel. ⁄ The whole host of angels rejoices with us, ⁄ for the world is saved by their protection! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μόνη ἁγνή, πέφυκας καὶ μετὰ γέννησιν, μόνη ὤφθης, ἄνανδρος θηλάζουσα, τὸν τοῦ Πατρὸς Λόγον ἀληθῆ, Πνεύματι Ἁγίῳ, λαβόντα δούλου μορφὴν καθʼ ἡμᾶς, Παρθένε Θεοτόκε, οὗ τὴν θέαν τιμῶντες, τῆς μορφῆς τὴν ἐμφέρειαν σέβομεν.

You are manifest as the only woman pure after giving birth, ⁄ Virgin Theotokos: ⁄ The only woman to give suck without the help of man. ⁄ You truly fed the Word of the Father who took the form of a servant, ⁄ being likened to us by the Holy Spirit. ⁄ We venerate His form, honoring the divine likeness! [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Ode 5: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Φώτισον ἡμᾶς, τοῖς προστάγμασί σου Κύριε, καὶ τῷ βραχίονί σου τῷ ὑψηλῷ, τὴν σὴν εἰρήνην, παράσχου ἡμῖν φιλάνθρωπε. (δίς)

Sovereign Lord our God, * as the One who loves humanity, * with your commandments enlighten us, we pray; * and also grant us * Your peace with Your own uplifted arm. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἔμπλησον, Ἁγνή, εὐφροσύνης τὴν καρδίαν μου, τὴν σὴν ἀκήρατον διδοῦσα χαράν, τῆς εὐφροσύνης, ἡ γεννήσασα τὸν αἴτιον.

Since you bore the prime * Source of happiness, impart to me, * O pure Maid, your unadulterated joy. * And fill my heart now * to overflowing with your happiness. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, ἐκ κινδύνων, Θεοτόκε Ἁγνή, ἡ αἰωνίαν τεκοῦσα λύτρωσιν, καὶ τὴν εἰρήνην, τὴν πάντα νοῦν ὑπερέχουσαν.

Mother of our God, * do redeem us from all jeopardy, * since the eternal Redemption you have borne, * and Peace that passes * all understanding, O Virgin pure. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λῦσον τὴν ἀχλύν, τῶν πταισμάτων μου, Θεόνυμφε, τῷ φωτισμῷ τῆς σῆς λαμπρότητος, ἡ φῶς τεκοῦσα, τὸ θεῖον καὶ προαιώνιον.

Dissipate the gloom * of my trespasses, O Bride of God, * with the effulgence of your irradiance, * being the Mother * of the divine pre-eternal Light. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἴασαι Ἁγνή, τῶν παθῶν μου τὴν ἀσθένειαν, ἐπισκοπῆς σου ἀξιώσασα, καὶ τὴν ὑγείαν, τῇ πρεσβείᾳ σου παράσχου μοι.

Cure the weakness wreaked * by my passions, O pure virgin Maid. * Account me worthy of your solicitude, * and by your earnest * intercessions give me health again. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Canon 2 for the Bodiless Hosts.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἵνα τί με ἀπώσω.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (Why reject me.)

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Ἀπειθοῦντι τὸ πάλαι, τοῦ Θεοῦ πρὸς ἄῤῥητα καὶ θεῖα θαύματα, Βαλαὰμ τῷ μάντει, ἐν ἀμφόδῳ ὁ Ἄγγελος ὄνῳ φανείς, φοβερῶς ἤλεγξε, καὶ λογικὸν τὸ ζῶον δείξας, τὸ τῆς φύσεως ἤμειψε γνώρισμα.

In days of old the angel appeared at a cross road ⁄ fearfully rebuking Balaam the seer, ⁄ for he was not persuaded before the ineffable, divine miracles of God. ⁄ By showing him an animal who was a reasonable being, ⁄ he changed what he knew of nature. [OCA]

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Συσχεθέντι τῷ Πέτρω, καὶ εἱρκτῇ προσμένοντι, Ἄγγελος ὤφθη Θεοῦ, τῶν χειρῶν Ἡρῴδου, καὶ δεσμῶν καὶ θανάτου λυτρούμενος· διὸ δεῦτε πάντες, ὡς τῶν ψυχῶν φρουρούς ἐνθέους, τοὺς σοφοὺς Ἀρχαγγέλους τιμήσωμεν.

An angel of God appeared to Peter ⁄ detained by the hands of Herod in prison, ⁄ delivering him from bonds and death. ⁄ Therefore let us come together and honor the wise archangels: ⁄ the divine guardians of human souls. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τῶν πολέμων τὰς στάσεις, Ἄγγελοι Ἀρχάγγελοι θεῖαι Δυνάμεις Θεοῦ, καὶ τῆς Ἐκκλησίας, τὰς αἱρέσεις καὶ πάντα τὰ σκάνδαλα, ταῖς ὑμῶν λύσατε, πρὸς τὸν Θεόν ἀεὶ πρεσβείαις, καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐν εἰρήνῃ φρουρήσατε.

Angels and archangels, divine hosts of God, ⁄ by your ceaseless intercessions before Him, ⁄ destroy the turmoil of battles, ⁄ the heresies in the Church and every block of stumbling, ⁄ and keep us in peace. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐν δυσὶ ταῖς οὐσίαις, ἕνα σε γινώσκομεν Θεὸν τῆς κτίσεως, ἐνεργείαις ἄμφω, καὶ θελήσεσιν ὄντα ἀσύγχυτον, τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐκ γυναικὸς σάρκα λαβόντα, ἧς τὴν θέαν τιμῶμεν τοῖς πίναξιν.

We know You, the God of creation, ⁄ to be one in two distinct natures, ⁄ with two operations and two wills: ⁄ You are the Son of God ⁄ Who took flesh from the woman whose image we venerate. [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα ἐν τῇ σεπτῇ Εἰσόδῳ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔνδον εἰσῆλθες ἐν τῷ ναῷ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὥσπερ καθαρώτατος ναός, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, τὴν εἰρήνην βραβεύουσα.

Amazed was the universe, * O Maiden, by your most august * Entry. For, O never-wedded Virgin, * you who appeared as a most pure temple yourself * did enter the Temple of God, * now awarding peace to all who extol you with hymns of praise. [SD]

Ode 6: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Τὴν δέησιν ἐκχεῶ πρὸς Κύριον, καὶ αὐτῷ ἀπαγγελῶ μου τὰς θλίψεις, ὅτι κακῶν ἡ ψυχή μου ἐπλήσθη, καὶ ἡ ζωή μου τῷ ᾍδῃ προσήγγισε, καὶ δέομαι ὡς Ἰωνᾶς· Ἐκ φθορᾶς ὁ Θεός με ἀνάγαγε. (δίς)

I pour out my supplication to the Lord, * and I tell Him all about my afflictions, * and that my soul has been flooded with evils, * and that my life has come close to being in hell. * Like Prophet Jonah, I entreat, * "Raise me up from corruption, O Lord my God." (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θανάτου καὶ τῆς φθορᾶς ὡς ἔσωσεν, ἑαυτὸν ἐκδεδωκὼς τῷ θανάτῳ, τὴν τῇ φθορᾷ καὶ θανάτῳ μου φύσιν, κατασχεθεῖσαν, Παρθένε, δυσώπησον, τὸν Κύριόν σου καὶ Υἱόν, τῆς ἐχθρῶν κακουργίας με ῥύσασθαι.

Solicit * your Son and Lord to rescue me * from the enemies' malignance, O Virgin, * as He redeemed out of death and corruption * my human nature held down by mortality * and overpowered by decay, * having freely submitted Himself to death. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Προστάτιν σε τῆς ζωῆς ἐπίσταμαι, καὶ φρουρὰν ἀσφαλεστάτην, Παρθένε, τῶν πειρασμῶν διαλύουσαν ὄχλον, καὶ ἐπηρείας δαιμόνων ἐλαύνουσαν, καὶ δέομαι διαπαντός, ἐκ φθορᾶς τῶν παθῶν μου ῥυσθῆναί με.

O Virgin, * I know you well as Patroness * of my life and most reliable sentry. * For you disperse a great throng of temptations, * and spiteful treatment by demons you drive away. * And constantly do I entreat * to be saved from my passions' depravity. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς τεῖχος καταφυγῆς κεκτήμεθα, καὶ ψυχῶν σε παντελῆ σωτηρίαν, καὶ πλατυσμὸν ἐν ταῖς θλίψεσι, Κόρη, καὶ τῷ φωτί σου ἀεὶ ἀγαλλόμεθα· Ὧ Δέσποινα, καὶ νῦν ἡμᾶς, τῶν παθῶν καὶ κινδύνων διάσωσον.

We have you * as a protective citadel * and the absolute salvation, O Maiden, * of our souls, and in straits as a broad way. * And in your light we unceasingly jubilate. * And now, O Lady, we beseech, * from the passions and perils deliver us. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐν κλίνῃ νῦν ἀσθενῶν κατάκειμαι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἴασις τῇ σαρκί μου, ἀλλʼ ἡ Θεὸν καὶ Σωτῆρα τοῦ κόσμου, καὶ τὸν λυτῆρα τῶν νόσων κυήσασα, σοῦ δέομαι τῆς ἀγαθῆς, ἐκ φθορᾶς νοσημάτων ἀνάστησον.

I lie now * in failing health upon my bed, * and there is no cure for my ailing body. * But I entreat, O good Lady who gave birth * to the Reliever of illnesses, who is God * the Savior of the world, and plead: * raise me up from the ravages of disease. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Canon 2 for the Bodiless Hosts.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἱλάσθητί μοι Σωτήρ.

Mode pl. 4. Be gracious to me.

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς πῦρ καὶ φλόγα καὶ φῶς, τοὺς ἀσωμάτους ὑπάρχοντας, ἐκ τῆς ὑλώδους φθορᾶς, τὸν νοῦν ἀνιπτάμενοι, ὑλαίοις ἐν χείλεσι, τοὺς ἀΰλους φόβῳ, ἐν τοῖς ᾄσμασι τιμήσωμεν.

Our intellects soaring far * from things corrupt and material, * yet with material lips, * with fear let us sing our praise * to the immaterial * bodiless Archangels, * who are appear as fire and flame and light. [GOASD]

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Νεκρώσατε τῶν παθῶν, τὰς καταιγίδας Ἀρχάγγελοι, καὶ παύσατε σὺν αὐτοῖς, τὰ σκάνδαλα ἅπαντα, τῆς πίστεως Ἅγιοι, τῆς Τριάδος ὄντες, πυρίμορφοι Ἀρχιστράτηγοι.

O Archangels, put to death * the sinful passions assaulting us, * and likewise bring to an end * every scandal in the Church, * as the Holy Trinity's * fiery and holy * Chief Commanders of angelic hosts. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἀρχάγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, τῶν Ἀσωμάτων οἱ ἔξαρχοι, τῇ παῤῥησίᾳ ὑμῶν, ἐκ πάσης αἱρέσεως, ἡμᾶς διασώσατε, Μιχαὴλ ὁ Ἄρχων, καὶ Γαβριὴλ οἱ Ἀρχιστράτηγοι.

O Archangels of our God, * you are the chiefs of the Bodiless. * Entreat God on our behalf, * O Michael and Gabriel, * to save us from heresies, * by your intercessions, * Chief Commanders of angelic hosts. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νηδύος ὤφθης ἑκών, ἐξ ἀπειράνδρου σαρκούμενος, ὁ ἄσαρκος ὡς Θεός, Χριστὲ σαρκοφόρος δέ, ὡς ἄνθρωπος πέφυκας· οὗ τῆς ἐμφερείας, οἱ πιστοὶ τὸ εἶδος σέβομεν.

O Lord, You were without flesh * as God, and then from a virgin womb * of Your own will You took flesh * and appeared on earth as man. * We believers venerate * images depicting * Your all-holy body, Christ our God. [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

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἀρχιστράτηγοι Θεοῦ, λειτουργοὶ θείας δόξης, τῶν ἀνθρώπων ὁδηγοί, καὶ ἀρχηγοὶ Ἀσωμάτων, τὸ συμφέρον ἡμῖν αἰτήσασθε, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος, ὡς τῶν ἀσωμάτων Ἀρχιστράτηγοι.

As God's Chief Commanders and ministers of His divine glory, guides of humanity and leaders of the Angels, pray for what will benefit us and for great mercy, as Chief Commanders of the Bodiless Hosts. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἔφης φιλάνθρωπε ἐν Γραφαῖς σου, πλήθη χαίρειν Ἀγγέλων ἐν οὐρανῷ, ἐπʼ ἀνθρώπῳ ἑνὶ μετανοοῦντι, ἀθάνατε· ὅθεν ἡμεῖς οἱ ἐν ἀνομίαις, ἀναμάρτητε, μόνε καρδιογνῶστα, σὲ δυσωπεῖν καθʼ ἑκάστην τολμῶμεν ὡς εὔσπλαγχνον, οἰκτεῖραι καὶ καταπέμψαι ἀναξίοις κατάνυξιν, Δέσποτα, παρέχων ἡμῖν συγχώρησιν· ὑπὲρ πάντων γὰρ ἡμῶν πρεσβεύουσιν, οἱ τῶν ἀσωμάτων Ἀρχιστράτηγοι.

You said in the Scriptures, immortal Lover of humanity, that in heaven multitudes of Angels rejoice over one human being who repents. Therefore, O Sinless One, who alone know the heart, we in our lawlessness dare each day to implore You, the compassionate, to take pity on us, Master, and send us compunction, though we are unworthy, and pardon our sins, at the intercession for us all, of the Chief Commanders of the Bodiless Hosts. [SD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

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

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Ηʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς ἡ Σύναξις τῶν Ἀρχιστρατήγων Μιχαὴλ καὶ Γαβριήλ, καὶ τῶν λοιπῶν ἁγίων ἀσωμάτων καὶ οὐρανίων Ταγμάτων.

On November 8, we hold the Synaxis in honor of Chief Commanders Michael and Gabriel, and the other holy bodiless and celestial Orders.

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

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

Ode 7: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Οἱ ἐκ τῆς Ἰουδαίας, καταντήσαντες Παῖδες, ἐν Βαβυλῶνί ποτε, τῇ πίστει τῆς Τριάδος, τὴν φλόγα τῆς καμίνου, κατεπάτησαν ψάλλοντες· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ. (δίς)

Those Servants from Judea, * who of old were deported and sent to Babylon, * once treaded on the fire * of the furnace by holding * to the faith in the Trinity * and chanted: Blessed are You the God of our fathers. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὴν ἡμῶν σωτηρίαν, ὡς ἠθέλησας Σῶτερ, οἰκονομήσασθαι, ἐν μήτρᾳ τῆς Παρθένου, κατῴκησας τῷ κόσμῳ, ἣν προστάτιν ἀνέδειξας· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητός εἶ.

As You wished our salvation * to be thusly dispensed, You abode within the womb * of the all-holy Virgin * whom You have manifested * to the world as our patroness. * O Savior, blessed are You * the God of our fathers. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θελητὴν τοῦ ἐλέους, ὃν ἐγέννησας, Μῆτερ ἁγνὴ δυσώπησον, ῥυσθῆναι τῶν πταισμάτων, ψυχῆς τε μολυσμάτων, τοὺς ἐν πίστει κραυγάζοντας· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

O pure Mother, implore Him * unto Whom you gave birth, Who delights in steadfast love, * to free from their offenses * and from their souls' defilements * those who cry out in faith and say * to Him: O blessed are You * the God of our fathers. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θησαυρὸν σωτηρίας, καὶ πηγὴν ἀφθαρσίας, τὴν σὲ κυήσασαν, καὶ πύργον ἀσφαλείας, καὶ θύραν μετανοίας, τοῖς κραυγάζουσιν ἔδειξας· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

You have shown forth Your Mother * as a tower of safety, salvation's treasury, * a spring of incorruption, * the doorway of repentance * unto all those who cry aloud * and say: O blessed are You * the God of our fathers. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σωμάτων μαλακίας, καὶ ψυχῶν ἀῤῥωστίας, Θεογεννήτρια, τῶν πόθῳ προσιόντων, τῇ σκέπῃ σου τῇ θείᾳ, θεραπεύειν ἀξίωσον, ἡ τὸν Σωτῆρα Χριστόν, ἡμῖν ἀποτεκοῦσα.

Unto us you delivered * Christ the Savior; and hence we entreat you: Deign to heal * the bodily diseases * and spiritual ailments * of your servants who earnestly * to your divine shelter run, * O Lady Theotokos. [SD]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Canon 2 for the Bodiless Hosts.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Οἱ ἐκ τῆς Ἰουδαίας.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The Servants.)

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Σὺν χοροῖς Ἀσωμάτων, τῶν ἀνθρώπων τὸ γένος δεῦτε κροτήσωμεν, τὴν αἴσιον ἡμέραν, τῆς μνήμης ἐκτελοῦντες, τῶν σοφῶν Ἀρχαγγέλων Χριστοῦ· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Θεέ, βοῶντες τῶν Πατέρων.

Come, let us rejoice on this divinely appointed day, ⁄ clapping our hands with the bodiless angels and the human race, ⁄ keeping the feast of the archangels of Christ, and crying aloud: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς φιλόξενοι πάλαι, Ἀβραὰμ ὁ θεόπτης, καὶ Λὼτ ὁ Ἔνδοξος, ἐξένισαν Ἀγγέλους, καὶ εὗρον κοινωνίαν, σὺν Ἀγγέλοις κραυγάζοντες· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητός εἶ.

The God-seeing Abraham and the glorious Lot ⁄ were gracious hosts in ancient times. ⁄ They welcomed angels, and sharing with them cried out: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Μανωὲ τῷ γενναίῳ, καὶ Τωβὶτ τῷ πανσόφῳ, ὤφθησαν Ἄγγελοι, ἀμείβοντες τὰ ἄθλα, τοῦ βίου κατʼ ἀξίαν· καὶ τῶν Παίδων ὁ Ἄγγελος, ἔσβεσε φλόγα ποτέ, πυρὸς καμίνου ὄντως.

Angels appeared to Manoah and Tobit, ⁄ giving them rewards worthy of the struggles of life ⁄ and an angel once quenched the flames of the fiery furnace for the children. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὸ ἡμέτερον ὅλον, ἐκ Παρθένου λαβόντα, δίχα τροπῆς, Ἰησοῦ, ταῖς φύσεσι διπλοῦν σε, ἀλλʼ ἕνα ὑποστάσει, πατρικῶς σε κηρύττομεν· ἧς καὶ τὸ εἶδος πιστῶς, σέβομεν ἐκτυποῦντες.

We proclaim you, Jesus, two in natures, but one Person, ⁄ Who without change have taken the whole of our nature from the Virgin! ⁄ We honor faithfully the icon of your Image. [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Ode 8: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Τὸν Βασιλέα τῶν οὐρανῶν ὂν ὑμνοῦσι, στρατιαὶ τῶν Ἀγγέλων ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας. (δίς)

O praise and bless Him * who by the armies of Angels * is extolled as King of the heavens, * supremely exalting Him unto all the ages. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τοὺς βοηθείας τῆς παρὰ σοῦ δεομένους, μὴ παρίδῃς Παρθένε, ὑμνοῦντας, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦντάς σε, Κόρη, εἰς αἰῶνας.

Do not disdain us * who need the help that you offer, * virgin Maiden, and who bless and extol you, * supremely exalting you unto all the ages. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τῶν ἰαμάτων τὸ δαψιλές, ἐπιχέεις τοῖς πιστῶς ὑμνοῦσί σε Παρθένε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦσι τὸν ἄφραστόν σου τόκον.

Virgin, you pour out * your great abundance of healings * over those who faithfully extol you * and exalt supremely your ineffable childbirth. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὰς ἀσθενείας μου τῆς ψυχῆς ἰατρεύεις, καὶ σαρκὸς τὰς ὀδύνας, Παρθένε, ἵνα σε δοξάζω τὴν Κεχαριτωμένην.

You heal the sicknesses * of my soul, O pure Virgin, * and the physical pains that afflict me. * Hence I glorify you the highly favored Maiden. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τῶν πειρασμῶν σὺ τὰς προσβολὰς ἐκδιώκεις, καὶ παθῶν τὰς ἐφόδους Παρθένε· ὅθεν σε ὑμνοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You drive away from us * the assaults of temptations * and the onsets of passions, O Virgin. * Therefore do we praise you in hymns throughout the ages. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Canon 2 for the Bodiless Hosts.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἑπταπλασίως κάμινον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The tyrant king.)

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Ἄρχων Ἀγγέλων πέφυκε, Μιχαὴλ ὁ Ἀρχάγγελος, ἀλλὰ συνδοξάζεται, αὐτῷ λαμπρότατα, ὁ μύστης τῆς χάριτος, καὶ τῆς Παρθένου μνήστωρ σεπτός, ὁ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων, Στρατηγός ἐπαξίως, χαρὰν προδιαγγέλλων, Γαβριὴλ τοῖς βοῶσι· Λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, Χριστὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The archangel Michael is manifested as chief of the angels, ⁄ but Gabriel is praised with him as captain of the Bodiless Hosts. ⁄ he is the resplendent initiate of grace who pledged the troth of the Virgin. ⁄ He proclaims joy worthily, crying aloud: ⁄ People, praise and exalt Christ above all forever! [OCA]

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Τὰ τῶν Ἀγγέλων τάγματα, ἐν ποικίλῃ μορφῇ κατιδών, Ἰεζεκιὴλ προϊστορῶν ἐκήρυττεν, ἐν οἷς ἑξαπτέρυγα, τὰ Σεραφὶμ παρίστανται, καὶ τὰ Χερουβίμ, πολυομμάτως ἐκύκλουν, μεθʼ ὧν τοὺς Ἀρχαγγέλους, ἠλεκτρίνους ἑώρα, Χριστὸν δοξολογοῦντας, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Beholding the multiform ranks of angels, the prophet Ezekiel proclaimed: ⁄ Among their circle stand the six-winged seraphim, ⁄ the many-eyed cherubim and the archangels shining as burnished bronze ⁄ are with them, glorifying Christ forever! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς φοβερὰν τὴν ἔλευσιν, τῆς δευτέρας καθόδου σου, ἐκδηλοποιῶν ὁ Δανιὴλ προέλεγεν· Ὡς θρόνοι ἐτέθησαν, καὶ παλαιὸς ἐκάθησε, καὶ τὰς τῶν Ἀγγέλων, μυριάδας εἰσάγει, ἐν φόβῳ, παρεστώσας, καὶ φωναῖς ἀσιγήτοις, βοώσας τῇ Τριάδι, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Daniel manifested Your dread second coming and prophesied, saying: ⁄ When the thrones have been set, and the ancient of days is seated, ⁄ He shall lead in thousands of angels ⁄ who with never-silent voices ⁄ cry fearfully to the Trinity throughout all ages! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι, ὁμοούσιος Λόγος ἑκών, ὤφθη καὶ ἡμῖν, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου σύμμορφος, οὐ φύρας εἰς ἄλληλα, τὰ τῆς φρικτῆς ἑνώσεως· εἷς γὰρ ὁ αὐτός, ἐν ἑκατέροις δείκνυται, ἐν δύο ταῖς οὐσίαις, καὶ μιᾷ, ὑποστάσει, ἧς νῦν τῆς ἐμφερείας, τὸν τύπον προσκυνοῦμεν.

One in essence with the Father and the Spirit, ⁄ the Word appeared to us of His own will. ⁄ Taking our form from the Virgin in a fearful union without confusion, ⁄ He was shown to be both two in natures and one in Person. ⁄ Let us now venerate the image of His likeness! [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

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

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

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode pl. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Κυρίως Θεοτόκον, σὲ ὁμολογοῦμεν, οἱ διὰ σοῦ σεσωσμένοι Παρθένε Ἁγνή, σὺν Ἀσωμάτοις χορείαις, σὲ μεγαλύνοντες.

You are the Theotokos * lit'rally, O Virgin; * and we confess it, for we have been saved through you * whom we, O pure one, with choirs of angels magnify. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥοήν μου τῶν δακρύων, μὴ ἀποποιήσῃς, ἡ τὸν παντὸς ἐκ προσώπου πᾶν δάκρυον, ἀφῃρηκότα Παρθένε, Χριστὸν κυήσασα.

Do not dismiss the river * of my tears, O Virgin. * For in your womb you conceived and you carried Christ * the Lord who takes every teardrop away from every face. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Χαρᾶς μου τὴν καρδίαν, πλήρωσον, Παρθένε, ἡ τῆς χαρᾶς δεξαμένη τὸ πλήρωμα, τῆς ἁμαρτίας τὴν λύπην, ἐξαφανίσασα.

With joy, all-holy Virgin, * fill my heart to fullness, * having received, O pure Maiden, the fullness of joy * and thereby causing the sorrow of sin to disappear. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λιμὴν καὶ προστασία, τῶν σοὶ προσφευγόντων, γενοῦ Παρθένε, καὶ τεῖχος ἀκράδαντον, καταφυγή τε καὶ σκέπη, καὶ ἀγαλλίαμα.

For those who flee for safety * unto you, O Virgin, * be a retreat and a fortress immovable, * defense and shelter and refuge and joyous ecstasy. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Φωτός σου ταῖς ἀκτῖσι, λάμπρυνον, Παρθένε, τὸ ζοφερὸν τῆς ἀγνοίας διώκουσα, τοὺς εὐσεβῶς Θεοτόκον, σὲ καταγγέλλοντας.

With rays of your effulgence * brighten us, O Virgin, * who in the Orthodox manner declare you to be * the Theotokos who drives out the gloom of ignorance. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Κακώσεως ἐν τόπῳ, τῷ τῆς ἀσθενείας, ταπεινωθέντα, Παρθένε, θεράπευσον, ἐξ ἀῤῥωστίας εἰς ῥῶσιν, μετασκευάζουσα.

Restore my health, O Virgin; * for because of illness, * I am reduced to a state of tormenting pain. * Transform my feeble condition into vitality. [SD]

Κανὼν Bʹ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Canon 2 for the Bodiless Hosts.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Κυρίως Θεοτόκον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (You are the Theotokos.)

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Νοσούντων καὶ πλεόντων, καὶ τῶν ἐν ἀνάγκαις, πρὸς σωτηρίαν ὑπέρμαχοι ὤφθητε, τῶν Ἀσωμάτων οἱ πρῶτοι, Μιχαὴλ καὶ Γαβριήλ.

Michael and Gabriel, chiefs of the bodiless angels, ⁄ you appear as champions for the salvation of those in wickedness, ⁄ for those sailing on the seas, or for those in need! [OCA]

Ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Angels of God, intercede for us.

Δυνάμεων καὶ θρόνων, χοροῖς συγχορεύων, ὡς Στρατηγὸς τῶν Ἀγγέλων καὶ μύστης Θεοῦ, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τῷ Σωτῆρι, Γαβριὴλ πρέσβευε.

Gabriel, rejoicing with the choirs of powers and thrones, ⁄ as chief captain of the angels and friend of God, ⁄ intercede for us with the Savior. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς φύλακες τοῦ κόσμου, καὶ τῆς Ἐκκλησίας, καὶ Ταξιάρχαι τῶν ἄνω Δυνάμεων, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὸν Σωτῆρα, καθικετεύσατε.

As guardians of the world and the Church, ⁄ captains of the hosts on high, ⁄ pray to the Savior for us. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Συμφώνως Θεοτόκε, Σὲ δοξολογοῦμεν, ὅτι παθῶν καὶ κινδύνων λυτροῦσαι ἡμᾶς, καὶ τὰς ἡμῶν ἱκεσίας, ἐπʼ ἀγαθοῖς ἐκπληροῖς.

We glorify you with one accord, Theotokos, ⁄ that we may be delivered from passions and danger ⁄ and that our rightful prayers may be fulfilled! [OCA]

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 Εἰσόδια 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 Entry 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. )

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Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἐν Πνεύματι τῷ Ἱερῷ.

Mode 3. The Elder in the Temple.

Ὡς πρόμαχον καὶ πρύτανιν, τοῦ βροτείου σε γένους, καὶ προνομέα ἄριστον, Ἀρχιστράτηγε θεῖε, ἀνέδειξεν ὁ Ποιητής, καὶ Θεὸς καὶ δόξῃ σε, τετίμηκεν ἀποῤῥήτως, τοῦ προσφωνεῖν ἀνενδότως, τὸν τρισάγιον καὶ θεῖον, ἐπινίκιον ὕμνον.

Our God and Maker appointed you, * holy Archangel Michael, * as care-taker and champion * and excellent provider * for the entire human race, * and He has ineffably * honored you with the glory * that comes with being able * to sing to Him without ceasing * that divine, thrice-holy victory hymn. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Ἀῤῥήτως πυρσευόμενος, ταῖς θεϊκαῖς ἐλλάμψεσι, τῆς ὑπερφώτου Τριάδος, διέρχῃ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, ὡς ἀστραπὴ Ἀρχάγγελε, πληρῶν τὸ θεῖον πρόσταγμα, Μιχαὴλ ἀστραπόμορφε, φρουρῶν φυλάττων καὶ σκέπων, τοὺς σὲ φαιδρῶς ἀνυμνοῦντας.

The light-transcendent Trinity * has fired you up ineffably * with divine illumination, O holy Archangel Michael. * Like lightning you traverse the world, * fulfilling God's divine command, * protecting, guarding and sheltering * all those who need your assistance * and joyously now extol you. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ἐξουσιῶν Δυνάμεων, Ἀρχαγγέλων Ἀγγέλων, Κυριοτήτων Θρόνων τε, καὶ Ἀρχῶν πρωτοστάτης, ὑπὸ Θεοῦ κατεστάθης, Ἀρχιστράτηγε θεῖε, Μιχαὴλ ὑπερένδοξε· τῷ ἀστέκτῳ οὖν θρόνῳ, παρεστηκώς, σκέπε φρούρει φύλαττε σῷζε πάντας, τοὺς πίστει σε γεραίροντας, τὸν τοῦ κόσμου προστάτην.

O Chief Commander, most divine * and all-glorious Michael, * God has appointed you to be * first among all the Angels, * the Principalities, Powers, * Archangels and Dominions, * Cherubim, Thrones, and all the rest. * As you now stand beside the most awesome throne, * shelter, guard, protect, defend, help and save us * who faithfully sing and honor you, * for you protect the whole world. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Τιμιωτέρα πέφυκας, Χερουβὶμ τῶν ἐνδόξων, καὶ Σεραφὶμ Πανύμνητε, τῶν φρικτῶν ἀσυγκρίτως, ἐνδοξοτέρα καὶ πάντων, τῶν Ἁγίων Ἀγγέλων, ἁγιωτέρα Πάναγνε· τὸν γὰρ Κτίστην τῶν ὅλων, σωματικῶς, ἀποῤῥήτως τέτοκας Θεοτόκε, ὃν αἴτησαι τοῖς δούλοις σου, λύτρον δοῦναι πταισμάτων.

O Theotokos, praised by all, * you are higher in honor * than the high-honored Cherubim; * you are greater in glory * beyond compare than the awesome * Seraphim and more holy * than the angelic orders all. * For you gave birth to Him who created all, * in a way transcending all thought and reason. * Pray to Him as your Son and God, * to forgive our offenses. [SD]

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Στιχηρά. Τῶν Ἀσωμάτων.

Stichera. For the Angels.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

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]

Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων ὡς προεξάρχοντα, καὶ τῶν ἐν γῇ ἀνθρώπων, ἰσχυρόν σε προστάτην, φύλακα καὶ ῥύστην ὑμνοῦμεν πιστῶς, Μιχαὴλ Ἀρχιστράτηγε, καθικετεύοντες πάσης φθοροποιοῦ, ἀλγηδόνος ἡμᾶς ῥύσασθαι.

You are the Chief of angelic heavenly hierarchies, * and the mighty protector of humanity on earth, * guarding and delivering us who sing * hymns extolling you loyally. * To you, O Michael, Commander-in-chief, we pray * to be saved from all destructive pain. [SD]

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

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

Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων ὡς προεξάρχοντα, καὶ τῶν ἐν γῇ ἀνθρώπων, ἰσχυρόν σε προστάτην, φύλακα καὶ ῥύστην ὑμνοῦμεν πιστῶς, Μιχαὴλ Ἀρχιστράτηγε, καθικετεύοντες πάσης φθοροποιοῦ, ἀλγηδόνος ἡμᾶς ῥύσασθαι.

You are the Chief of angelic heavenly hierarchies, * and the mighty protector of humanity on earth, * guarding and delivering us who sing * hymns extolling you loyally. * To you, O Michael, Commander-in-chief, we pray * to be saved from all destructive pain. [SD]

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

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

Ὁ ταξιάρχης τῶν ἄνω θείων Δυνάμεων, σήμερον συγκαλεῖται, τῶν βροτῶν τὰς χορείας, μίαν σὺν Ἀγγέλοις φαιδρὰν ἑορτήν, συγκροτῆσαι Συνάξεως, αὐτῶν τῆς θείας καὶ ἅμα ὕμνον Θεῷ, ἀναμέλψαι τὸν τρισάγιον.

Today the Chief and Commander of the divine hosts on high * invites the choirs of mortals to convene with the angels * to organize a single radiant feast all together to celebrate * their divine Synaxis, and also to extol * God in song with the Thrice-holy hymn. [SD]

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

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

Ὑπὸ τὴν σκέπην τῶν θείων ἡμᾶς πτερύγων σου, προσπεφευγότας πίστει, Μιχαὴλ θεῖε νόε, φύλαττε καὶ σκέπε ἐν βίῳ παντί, καὶ ἐν ὥρᾳ Ἀρχάγγελε, τῇ τοῦ θανάτου σὺ πάρεσο βοηθός, ἡμῖν πᾶσιν εὐμενέστατος.

Beneath the shield of your holy and immaterial wings * guard and protect us always, * holy Archangel Michael. * Be with us throughout our entire life, * and indeed in the hour of death * be a most kindly assistance, and help us then, * as a spiritual servant of God. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Ὅπου ἐπισκιάσῃ ἡ χάρις σου Ἀρχάγγελε, ἐκεῖθεν τοῦ διαβόλου διώκεται ἡ δύναμις· οὐ φέρει γὰρ τῷ φωτί σου προσμένειν, ὁ πεσὼν Ἑωσφόρος. Διὸ αἰτοῦμέν σε, τὰ πυρφόρα αὐτοῦ βέλη, τὰ καθʼ ἡμῶν κινούμενα ἀπόσβεσον, τῇ μεσιτείᾳ σου λυτρούμενος ἡμᾶς, ἐκ τῶν σκανδάλων αὐτοῦ, ἀξιύμνητε Μιχαὴλ Ἀρχάγγελε.

Wherever your grace overshadows, O Archangel, the power of the devil is driven away. For he cannot bear to stand in your light, the fallen Lucifer that he is. We therefore beg you to extinguish the fiery arrows that he shoots against us, and by your mediation to deliver us from the scandals he sets, O praiseworthy Archangel Michael. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μακαρίζομέν σε Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, καὶ δοξάζομέν σε οἱ πιστοὶ κατὰ χρέος, τὴν πόλιν τὴν ἄσειστον, τὸ τεῖχος, τὸ ἄῤῥηκτον, τὴν ἀῤῥαγῆ προστασίαν, καὶ καταφυγήν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Now we call you blessed, O Virgin Theotokos, and we glorify you, duty-bound as believers; the city unshakable, the wall indestructible, the firm and steadfast protection, and the place of refuge for our souls. [SD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Μ. Δοξολογίαν.

It is appropriate to stand for the Great Doxology.

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Τῶν οὐρανίων στρατιῶν Ἀρχιστράτηγοι, δυσωποῦμεν ὑμᾶς ἡμεῖς οἱ ἀνάξιοι, ἵνα ταῖς ὑμῶν δεήσεσι, τειχίσητε ἡμᾶς, σκέπῃ τῶν πτερύγων, τῆς ἀΰλου ὑμῶν δόξης, φρουροῦντες ἡμᾶς προσπίπτοντας, ἐκτενῶς καὶ βοῶντας· Ἐκ τῶν κινδύνων λυτρώσασθε ἡμᾶς, ὡς Ταξιάρχαι τῶν ἄνω Δυνάμεων.

O Chief Commanders of the heavenly armies, * we the unworthy now entreat you in earnest, * to fortify us by your supplications to the Lord, * and shelter us beneath the wings of your spiritual glory, * guarding us who run to you and fervently entreat you: * As the Commanders of the hosts on high, * rescue us faithful from dangers of every kind. [SD]

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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. )

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, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ὧν καὶ τὴν σύναξιν ἑορτάζομεν· 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 power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, whose Synaxis we celebrate; 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. )