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Menaion - December 6

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Νικολάου

Memory of Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Apolytikion. For the Saint.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Κανόνα πίστεως καὶ εἰκόνα πραότητος, ἐγκρατείας διδάσκαλον, ἀνέδειξέ σε τῇ ποίμνῃ σου, ἡ τῶν πραγμάτων ἀλήθεια· διὰ τοῦτο ἐκτήσω τῇ ταπεινώσει τὰ ὑψηλά, τῇ πτωχείᾳ τὰ πλούσια, Πάτερ ἱεράρχα Νικόλαε· πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

A rule of faith are you, and an icon of gentleness, and a teacher of self-control. And to your flock this was evident, by the truth of your life and deeds. You were humble and therefore you acquired exalted gifts, treasure in heaven for being poor. O Father and Hierarch St. Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, and entreat Him to save our souls. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Κανόνα πίστεως καὶ εἰκόνα πραότητος, ἐγκρατείας διδάσκαλον, ἀνέδειξέ σε τῇ ποίμνῃ σου, ἡ τῶν πραγμάτων ἀλήθεια· διὰ τοῦτο ἐκτήσω τῇ ταπεινώσει τὰ ὑψηλά, τῇ πτωχείᾳ τὰ πλούσια, Πάτερ ἱεράρχα Νικόλαε· πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

A rule of faith are you, and an icon of gentleness, and a teacher of self-control. And to your flock this was evident, by the truth of your life and deeds. You were humble and therefore you acquired exalted gifts, treasure in heaven for being poor. O Father and Hierarch St. Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, and entreat Him to save our souls. [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 αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ἀστράπτεις ἐν τῇ γῇ, τῶν θαυμάτων ἀκτῖσι, Νικόλαε σοφέ, καὶ κινεῖς πᾶσαν γλῶσσαν, εἰς δόξαν τε καὶ αἴνεσιν, τοῦ ἐν γῇ σε δοξάσαντος· ὃν ἱκέτευε, πάσης ἀνάγκης ῥυσθῆναι, τοὺς τὴν μνήμην σου, πίστει καὶ πόθῳ τιμῶντας, Πατέρων ἐκλόγιον.

You brightly shine on earth with the rays of your wonders, * inciting every tongue to sing praises and glory * of God who has glorified you on earth, O wise Nicholas. * Pray Him earnestly, as one select of the fathers, * that we who keep your feast with faith and love be delivered * from every necessity. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Ἀστράπτεις ἐν τῇ γῇ, τῶν θαυμάτων ἀκτῖσι, Νικόλαε σοφέ, καὶ κινεῖς πᾶσαν γλῶσσαν, εἰς δόξαν τε καὶ αἴνεσιν, τοῦ ἐν γῇ σε δοξάσαντος· ὃν ἱκέτευε, πάσης ἀνάγκης ῥυσθῆναι, τοὺς τὴν μνήμην σου, πίστει καὶ πόθῳ τιμῶντας, Πατέρων ἐκλόγιον.

You brightly shine on earth with the rays of your wonders, * inciting every tongue to sing praises and glory * of God who has glorified you on earth, O wise Nicholas. * Pray Him earnestly, as one select of the fathers, * that we who keep your feast with faith and love be delivered * from every necessity. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον. Ὅμοιον.

Both now. Theotokion. Same Melody.

Μαρία τὸ σεπτόν, τοῦ Δεσπότου δοχεῖον, ἀνάστησον ἡμᾶς, πεπτωκότας εἰς χάος, δεινῆς ἀπογνώσεως, καὶ πταισμάτων καὶ θλίψεων. Σὺ γὰρ πέφυκας, ἁμαρτωλῶν σωτηρία, καὶ βοήθεια, καὶ κραταιὰ προστασία, καὶ σῴζεις τοὺς δούλους σου.

O Mary, who became the Master's hallowed vessel, * now raise us up, for we have fallen into the chasm * of awful despondency, and transgressions and suffering. * For you have indeed become salvation for sinners, * and their help in need and their prevailing protection; * and you save your servants. [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. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Τῶν πιστῶν προΐστασαι, σκέπων φρουρῶν τούτους μάκαρ, καὶ ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως, ἀπολυτρούμενος σαφῶς, Ἱεραρχῶν ὡραιότατον, κλέος καὶ δόξα, Νικόλαε Ὅσιε.

Blessed father Nicholas, * you are a foremost defender * of the faithful, guard and shield, * Ven'rable saint, and it is clear * that you redeem them from every woe, * O finest honor and glory of hierarchs. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Τῶν πιστῶν προΐστασαι, σκέπων φρουρῶν τούτους μάκαρ, καὶ ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως, ἀπολυτρούμενος σαφῶς, Ἱεραρχῶν ὡραιότατον, κλέος καὶ δόξα, Νικόλαε Ὅσιε.

Blessed father Nicholas, * you are a foremost defender * of the faithful, guard and shield, * Ven'rable saint, and it is clear * that you redeem them from every woe, * O finest honor and glory of hierarchs. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Προστασία ἄμαχε, τῶν ἐν ἀνάγκαις, καὶ πρεσβεία ἕτοιμος, τῶν ἐλπιζόντων ἐπὶ σέ, ἀπὸ κινδύνων με λύτρωσαι, καὶ μὴ παρίδῃς, ἡ πάντων βοήθεια.

As the ready advocate * for those who trust you, * overlook me not, I pray, * but from the perils set me free, * O Theotokos, the help of all, * and for the needy, defense unassailable. [SD]

Ὁ Πολυέλεος.

The Polyeleos.

Ψαλμὸς ΡΛΔʹ (134).

Psalm 134 (135).

Ψαλμὸς ΡΛΕʹ (135).

Psalm 135 (136).

Ἐκλογὴ

Selected Psalm Verses

Ἐκλογὴ εἰς τοὺς Ἱεράρχας

Selected Psalm Verses for Hierarchs

Τὴν οἰκουμένην. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Of the world. Alleluia.

1. Ἀκούσατε ταῦτα, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἐνωτίσασθε πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν οἰκουμένην. Ἀλληλούϊα. (48:2)

1. Hear this, all you nations; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world. Alleluia. (48:2) [SAAS]

2. Οἵ τε γηγενεῖς καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ πλούσιος καὶ πένης. Ἀλληλούϊα. (48:3)

2. Both earthborn and the sons of men, rich and poor together. Alleluia. (48:3) [SAAS]

3. Τὸ στόμα μου λαλήσει σοφίαν, καὶ ἡ μελέτη τῆς καρδίας μου σύνεσιν. Ἀλληλούϊα. (48:4)

3. My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, understanding. Alleluia. (48:4) [SAAS]

4. Δεῦτε, τέκνα, ἀκούσατέ μου· φόβον Κυρίου διδάξω ὑμᾶς. Ἀλληλούϊα. (33:12)

4. Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Alleluia. (33:12) [SAAS]

5. Πορευόμενος ἄμωμος καὶ ἐργαζόμενος δικαιοσύνην. Ἀλληλούϊα. (14:2)

5. He who walks blamelessly, and works righteousness. Alleluia. (14:2) [SAAS]

6. Ἀθῷος χερσὶ καὶ καθαρὸς τῇ καρδίᾳ, ὃς οὐκ ἔλαβεν ἐπὶ ματαίῳ τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (23:4)

6. He who has innocent hands and a pure heart; he who does not lift up his soul to vanity. Alleluia. (23:4) [SAAS]

7. Εὐηγγελισάμην δικαιοσύνην ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ μεγάλῃ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (39:10)

7. I proclaimed righteousness in the great church. Alleluia. (39:10) [SAAS]

8. Οὐκ ἔκρυψα τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἀπὸ συναγωγῆς πολλῆς. Ἀλληλούϊα. (39:11)

8. I did not hide Your mercy and Your truth from the great congregation. Alleluia. (39:11) [SAAS]

9. Τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου οὐκ ἔκρυψα ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ μου. Ἀλληλούϊα. (39:11)

9. I did not hide Your righteousness in my heart. Alleluia. (39:11) [SAAS]

10. Τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου καὶ τὸ σωτήριόν σου εἶπα. Ἀλληλούϊα. (39:11)

10. I declared Your truth and Your salvation. Alleluia. (39:11) [SAAS]

11. Διηγήσομαι τὸ ὄνομά σου τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς μου, ἐν μέσῳ ἐκκλησίας ὑμνήσω σε. Ἀλληλούϊα. (21:23)

11. I will declare Your name to my brethren; in the midst of the church I will sing to You. Alleluia. (21:23) [SAAS]

12. Νίψομαι ἐν ἀθῴοις τὰς χεῖράς μου, καὶ κυκλώσω τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου, Κύριε. Ἀλληλούϊα. (25:6)

12. I will wash my hands in innocence; so I will go about Your altar, O Lord. Alleluia. (25:6) [SAAS]

13. Τοῦ ἀκοῦσαί με φωνῆς αἰνέσεώς σου, καὶ διηγήσασθαι πάντα τὰ θαυμάσιά σου. Ἀλληλούϊα. (25:7)

13. That I may hear the voice of praise and tell of all Your wondrous works. Alleluia. (25:7) [SAAS]

14. Κύριε, ἠγάπησα εὐπρέπειαν οἴκου σου, καὶ τόπον σκηνώματος δόξης σου. Ἀλληλούϊα. (25:8)

14. O Lord, I love the beauty of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells. Alleluia. (25:8) [SAAS]

15. Εἶπα τοῖς παρανομοῦσι· μὴ παρανομεῖτε, καὶ τοῖς ἁμαρτάνουσι· μὴ ὑψοῦτε κέρας. Ἀλληλούϊα. (74:5)

15. I said to those who transgress the law, "Do not transgress the law," and to those who sin I said, "Do not exalt yourselves." Alleluia. (74:5) [SAAS]

16. Οὐκ ἐκάθισα μετὰ συνεδρίου ματαιότητος, καὶ μετὰ παρανομούντων οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθω. Ἀλληλούϊα. (25:4)

16. I have not sat down with vain councils, nor will I go in with those who transgress the law. Alleluia. (25:4) [SAAS]

17. Ἐμίσησα ἐκκλησίαν πονηρευομένων, καὶ μετὰ ἀσεβῶν οὐ μὴ καθίσω. Ἀλληλούϊα. (25:5)

17. I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the ungodly. Alleluia. (25:5) [SAAS]

18. Στόμα δικαίου μελετήσει σοφίαν, καὶ ἡ γλῶσσα αὐτοῦ λαλήσει κρίσιν. Ἀλληλούϊα. (36:30)

18. The mouth of the righteous shall meditate on wisdom, and his tongue shall speak of judgment. Alleluia. (36:30) [SAAS]

19. Ὁ νόμος τοῦ Θεοῦ αὐτοῦ ἐν καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ, καὶ οὐχ ὑποσκελισθήσεται τὰ διαβήματα αὐτοῦ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (36:31)

19. The law of God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be tripped up. Alleluia. (36:31) [SAAS]

20. Οἰκονομήσει τοὺς λόγους αὐτοῦ ἐν κρίσει. Ἀλληλούϊα. (111:5)

20. He will manage his words with judgment. Alleluia. (111:5) [SAAS]

21. Ἀπὸ ἀκοῆς πονηρᾶς οὐ φοβηθήσεται. Ἀλληλούϊα. (111:7)

21. He shall not be afraid because of an evil report. Alleluia. (111:7) [SAAS]

22. Εὐφρανθήσεται δίκαιος ἐν Κυρίῳ, καὶ ἐλπιεῖ ἐπʼ αὐτόν. Ἀλληλούϊα. (63:11)

22. The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him. Alleluia. (63:11) [SAAS]

23. Δίκαιος ὡς φοῖνιξ ἀνθήσει, καὶ ὡσεὶ κέδρος ἡ ἐν τῷ Λιβάνῳ πληθυνθήσεται. Ἀλληλούϊα. (91:13)

23. The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree; he shall be multiplied like the cedar in Lebanon. Alleluia. (91:13) [SAAS]

24. Πεφυτευμένος ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ Κυρίου, ἐν ταῖς αὐλαῖς τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἐξανθήσει. Ἀλληλούϊα. (91:14)

24. Those planted in the house of the Lord shall blossom forth in the courts of our God. Alleluia. (91:14) [SAAS]

25. Οἱ ἱερεῖς σου ἐνδύσονται δικαιοσύνην, καὶ οἱ ὅσιοί σου ἀγαλλιάσονται. Ἀλληλούϊα. (131:9)

25. Your priests shall clothe themselves in righteousness; Your saints shall greatly rejoice. Alleluia. (131:9) [SAAS]

26. Μακάριοι οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ σου, εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων αἰνέσουσί σε. Ἀλληλούϊα. (83:5)

26. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they shall praise You unto ages of ages. Alleluia. (83:5) [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 δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Προστάτης θερμότατος, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας Χριστοῦ, ἐδείχθης Νικόλαε, τὰ τῶν αἱρέσεων, διδάγματα ἄθεα, λύων σὺν παῤῥησίᾳ, καὶ κανὼν ἀνεδείχθης, πᾶσιν ὀρθοδοξίας, ὑπὲρ πάντων πρεσβεύων, τῶν ἐφεπομένων σου θείαις, διδασκαλίαις καὶ εἰσηγήσεσι.

O Nicholas, manifestly you protected the Church * of Christ with the utmost zeal, refuting godless beliefs * and doctrines of heresies, * censuring them with candor. * And for all you were clearly * Orthodoxy's rule of faith and great intercessor * for all who would follow your divine teachings and conferences. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ταχὺ δέξαι Δέσποινα τὰς ἱκεσίας ἡμῶν, καὶ ταύτας προσάγαγε, τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, Κυρία Πανάμωμε· λῦσον τὰς περιστάσεις, τῶν εἰς σὲ προστρεχόντων, σύντριψον μηχανίας, καὶ κατάβαλε θράσος, τῶν ὁπλιζομένων ἀθέων, κατὰ τῶν δούλων σου.

Be swift to accept our fervent prayers, O Lady and Queen, * and take them, all-blameless Maiden, and present them for us * before your own Son and God. * Rescue from every trouble * those who run to your shelter. * Frustrate the machinations and humble the boldness * of the godless who against your servants have taken arms. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ.

Antiphon I.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

Δόξα.

Glory.

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

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

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

Προκείμενον. Ψαλμὸς 115.

Prokeimenon. Psalm 115.

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

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

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

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

Τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τοῦ ὁσίου αὐτοῦ.

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

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου.

It is appropriate to stand for the 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 Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the holy Gospel according to John.

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)

Ιωα ιʹ 1-9

Jn. 10:1-9

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος πρὸς τοὺς ἐληλυθότας πρὸς αὐτὸν Ἰουδαίους· Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὁ μὴ εἰσερχόμενος διὰ τῆς θύρας εἰς τὴν αὐλὴν τῶν προβάτων ἀλλὰ ἀναβαίνων ἀλλαχόθεν ἐκεῖνος κλέπτης ἐστὶν καὶ λῃστής· ὁ δὲ εἰσερχόμενος διὰ τῆς θύρας ποιμήν ἐστιν τῶν προβάτων. Τούτῳ ὁ θυρωρὸς ἀνοίγει, καὶ τὰ πρόβατα τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἀκούει, καὶ τὰ ἴδια πρόβατα φωνεῖ κατʼ ὄνομα καὶ ἐξάγει αὐτά. Ὅταν τὰ ἴδια πάντα ἐκβάλῃ, ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν πορεύεται, καὶ τὰ πρόβατα αὐτῷ ἀκολουθεῖ, ὅτι οἴδασιν τὴν φωνὴν αὐτοῦ· ἀλλοτρίῳ δὲ οὐ μὴ ἀκολουθήσουσιν ἀλλὰ φεύξονται ἀπʼ αὐτοῦ, ὅτι οὐκ οἴδασιν τῶν ἀλλοτρίων τὴν φωνήν. Ταύτην τὴν παροιμίαν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· ἐκεῖνοι δὲ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν τίνα ἦν ἃ ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς. Εἶπεν οὖν πάλιν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι ἡ θύρα τῶν προβάτων. Πάντες ὅσοι ἦλθον πρὸ ἐμοῦ κλέπται εἰσὶν καὶ λῃσταί· ἀλλʼ οὐκ ἤκουσαν αὐτῶν τὰ πρόβατα. Ἐγώ εἰμι ἡ θύρα· διʼ ἐμοῦ ἐάν τις εἰσέλθῃ σωθήσεται καὶ εἰσελεύσεται καὶ ἐξελεύσεται καὶ νομὴν εὑρήσει.

The Lord said to the Jews who had come to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture." [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 τοῦ Ἱεράρχου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

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

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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

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

Εὖ δοῦλε ἀγαθὲ καὶ πιστέ· εὖ ἐργάτα τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος Χριστοῦ· σὺ καὶ τὸ βάρος τῆς ἡμέρας ἐβάστασας· σὺ καὶ τὸ δοθὲν σοι τάλαντον ἐπηύξησας, καὶ τοῖς μετὰ σὲ ἐλθοῦσιν οὐκ ἐφθόνησας. Διὸ πύλη σοι οὐρανῶν ἠνέῳκται· εἴσελθε εἰς τὴν χαρὰν τοῦ Κυρίου σου, καὶ πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, Ἅγιε Νικόλαε.

Well done, good and faithful servant; well done, O laborer of the vineyard of Christ! You bore the burden of the day, and increased the talent that was given you, and did not envy those who came after you. Therefore the portal of heaven was opened to you. Enter into the joy of you Lord, and intercede on our behalf, O Saint Nicholas. [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὁ Κανών

The Canon

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

ᾨδὴ αʹ.

Ode i.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

ᾨδὴν ἐπινίκιον, ᾄσωμεν πάντες, Θεῷ τῷ ποιήσαντι, θαυμαστὰ τέρατα, βραχίονι ὑψηλῷ, καὶ σώσαντι τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ὅτι δεδόξασται. (δίς)

An anthem of victory let us all sing now * to God as the One who wrought * wondrous and portentous signs * by His exalted arm, * and who saved Israel of old. For He is glorified. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σοφίας τὴν ἄβυσσον, ἡ τετοκυῖα, σταγόνα σοφίας μοι, Πηγὴ χαριτόβρυτε, σεμνὴ κατάπεμψον, ὑμνολογῆσαι τῶν χαρίτων σου τὸ πέλαγος.

O blessed Maiden, the spring that gushes forth grace, as the Mother of the ocean of wisdom, send down to me a drop of wisdom, so that I might extol your sea of graces. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὑμνῶ σε Πανύμνητε, ἣν ἀνυμνοῦσιν, Ἀγγέλων τὰ τάγματα, ὡς Θεὸν κυήσασαν, τὸν ὑπερύμνητον· ὃν πᾶσα κτίσις ἀνυμνεῖ ὅτι δεδόξασται.

O all-lauded Virgin, I praise you, whom the angelic orders extol you for giving birth to God who is praised in song beyond measure, and whom all creations extols, for He is glorified. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Χριστὸς γεννᾶται.

Mode 1. N/M (Christ is born.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἀπόρῳ γλώττῃ καὶ χείλεσιν, ἐγκώμιον βραχὺ καὶ παράκλησιν, προσάξαι τῇ σῇ Νικόλαε, ἥκω θεομιμήτῳ ὑπεροχῇ, ἀλλʼ ὡς πλουτοδότης, τὸν Σωτῆρα καὶ Θεὸν ἵλεων δίδου μοι.

I come before you, Nicholas, ⁄ for your greatness is divine. ⁄ My tongue and lips are not equal to offer you even a short hymn of praise. ⁄ But you are the giver of riches: ⁄⁄ Give me the Savior and God of mercies! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Βροτὸς ὑπάρχων οὐράνιος, ἰσάγγελος ἐν γῇ πεφανέρωσαι, χηρῶν ἀντιλήπτωρ μέγιστος, καὶ καταπονουμένων ἐκδικητής, πάντων θλιβομένων, ἐν κινδύνοις βοηθός, Πάτερ Νικόλαε.

You appeared on earth as the equal of the angels, ⁄ heavenly mortal, Father Nicholas. ⁄ You were a great protector of widows, ⁄ an avenger of the oppressed, ⁄⁄ and a help in danger for all the afflicted. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Τριάδα σέβω τὴν ἄκτιστον, Πατέρα καὶ Υἱὸν σὺν τῷ Πνεύματι, οὐσίαν ἁπλὴν Θεότητα, φύσιν μὴ τεμνομένην οὐσιωδῶς, τρεῖς τὰς ὑποστάσεις, διαιρῶν προσωπικῶς, καὶ καθʼ ὑπόστασιν.

I venerate the uncreated Trinity, ⁄ Father, Son and Spirit, ⁄ simple essence and divinity, ⁄⁄ three Persons whose nature is not severed in substance. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἀσπόρως Λόγον συνείληφας, τὸν ἕνα τῆς Τριάδος Πανάχραντε, καὶ τοῦτον σαρκὶ γεγέννηκας, μείνασα μετὰ τόκον ὥσπερ τὸ πρίν, τοῦτον ὡς Υἱόν σου, καὶ Θεὸν ὑπέρ ἡμῶν ἀεὶ ἱκέτευε.

You conceived the Word, undefiled one, ⁄ and gave birth to Him in the flesh ⁄ while remaining after childbirth as you were before. ⁄ Since He is your son and God, ⁄⁄ ever pray to Him on our behalf. [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, δοξάσατε, Χριστὸς ἐξ οὐρανῶν, ἀπαντήσατε, Χριστὸς ἐπὶ γῆς, ὑψώθητε, ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ, ἀνυμνήσατε λαοί, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Christ is born; glorify Him! * Christ is come from heaven; go and meet Him. * Christ is on earth; arise to Him. * Sing to the Lord, all you who dwell on the earth; * and in merry spirits, O you peoples, praise His birth. * For He is glorified. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

Στερεωθήτω ἡ καρδία μου, εἰς τὸ θέλημά σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἐφʼ ὑδάτων οὐρανόν, στερέωσας τὸν δεύτερον, καὶ ἑδράσας ἐν τοῖς ὕδασι, τὴν γῆν Παντοδύναμε. (δίς)

Firmly established be my heart, O Christ, * in Your holy will, O my Lord and God. * Heaven of heaven was made firm * over waters by You, O Word. * You established on the waters * the earth, O Almighty One. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὁ οὐρανὸς ὁ καθαρώτατος, τὸ τοῦ Βασιλέως ἀνάκτορον, ὁ χαριτόπνους ἀληθῶς, καὶ εὐώδης Παράδεισος, ἡ ἐλπὶς Χριστιανῶν, ἡ Θεοτόκος ὑμνείσθω μοι.

I extol the Theotokos, the clearest heaven, the palace of the King, the fragrant Garden of Paradise, indeed scented with grace, the hope of Christians. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λόγῳ τὸν Λόγον ἀπεκύησας, τὸν τῷ λόγῳ πᾶσαν πρὸς ὕπαρξιν, παραγαγόντα λογικήν, φύσιν ἅμα καὶ ἄλογον, ἀλογίας ἐκλυτρούμενον, βροτοὺς Παντευλόγητε.

O all-blessed Virgin, by a word, you gave birth to the Word, who by a word brought all rational and irrational nature into being, and who rescues humanity from irrationality. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῷ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων.

Mode 1. N/M (To the Son, begotten.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Δέλτον ἐν καρδίᾳ, κεκτημένος θεόφρον πολλῶν ἀρετῶν, ἐγγεγραμμένην ἀθανάτῳ, καὶ ἀχράντῳ δακτύλῳ, Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ Νικόλαε, ὑπὲρ κηρίον καὶ μέλι γλυκύ, στάζεις ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου.

Divinely wise one, ⁄ you acquired a tablet in your heart ⁄ inscribed with many virtues ⁄ by the immortal and all-pure finger of Christ your God. ⁄ And from your words, ⁄⁄ You let fall a sweetness sweeter than honey and the honeycomb! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἔδειξεν ἡ χάρις, ἐπὶ σὲ παραδόξως τὰ θαύματα· ἡ φαιδρὰ γάρ σου πολιτεία, ὦ Νικόλαε ὄντως, χρυσοῦ παντὸς τηλαυγέστερον, ὑπεραστράπτει καὶ λάμπει ψυχαῖς, αἴγλῃ θείου Πνεύματος.

Grace has shown forth wonders in you! ⁄ for the radiance of your way of life, Nicholas, ⁄ is indeed brighter than any gold, ⁄⁄ and it enlightens souls with the radiance of the Spirit of God. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἵλεως γενοῦ μοι, Παναγία Τριὰς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, τῷ ἐν ἀμέτροις πλημμελείαις, ῥυπωθέντι τῷ βίῳ, Πατήρ, ὁ Υἱός, Πνεῦμα τὸ ζῶν, διατηροῦσά με πάντοθεν καὶ ἀεί, ἄτρωτον ἐκ θλίψεως.

My life has been polluted by immeasurable faults; ⁄ be merciful to me, our God, ⁄ all-holy Trinity, Father, Son and living Spirit. ⁄⁄ keep me ever safe from affliction. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νέμοις Θεοτόκε, σωτηρίας ἐλπίδα τοῖς δούλοις σου, καὶ ἐν ἀνάγκαις καὶ κινδύνοις, ταχυδρόμοις πρεσβείαις, φρουρεῖν, βοηθεῖν παράστηθι· σὺ γὰρ τὸ κλέος ἡμῶν τῶν πιστῶν, πέλεις θεονύμφευτε.

You give your servants hope of salvation Theotokos! ⁄ Be present with your speedy intercessions ⁄ to guard and keep us in necessities and dangers, ⁄⁄ for you, Bride of God, are the glory of the faithful! [OCA]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Τῷ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων, ἐκ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντι ἀῤῥεύστως Υἱῷ, καὶ ἐπʼ ἐσχάτων ἐκ Παρθένου, σαρκωθέντι ἀσπόρως, Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ βοήσωμεν· Ὁ ἀνυψώσας τὸ κέρας ἡμῶν, Ἅγιος εἶ Κύριε.

To the Son, begotten * without flux, of the Father, before the ages, * and who was lately made incarnate * of the Virgin without seed; * to Christ God now let us cry aloud: * You have exalted the horn of our strength. Only You are holy, O Lord. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

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

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

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

Ποταμὸν ἰαμάτων ὑπερχειλῆ, καὶ πηγήν σε θαυμάτων ἀνελλιπῆ, ἔδειξε Νικόλαε, τοῦ ἐλέους ἡ ἄβυσσος· οἱ γὰρ βαρείαις νόσοις, πικρῶς πιεζόμενοι, καὶ συμφοραῖς τοῦ βίου, δεινῶς ἐταζόμενοι, πάσης ἀθυμίας, ἀκεσώδυνον ὄντως, εὑρίσκουσι φάρμακον, τὴν θερμήν σου ἀντίληψιν· διὰ τοῦτο βοῶμέν σοι· Πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

The depth of mercy has revealed you, Nicholas, ⁄ as a river flowing over with healing and a fountain of unending wonders! ⁄ Those who are bitterly weighed down by disease and afflicted in life, ⁄ find indeed in your warm protection a cure for all faintheartedness! ⁄ Therefore we cry aloud to you: ⁄ Intercede with Christ our God for the remission of sins ⁄ of all those who keep with love the feast of your holy memory! [OCA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 4. Automelon.

Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον ἐν σῇ γαστρί, συλλαβοῦσα ἀφράστως Μήτηρ Θεοῦ, τῷ κόσμῳ ἐκύησας, τὸν τὸν κόσμον κατέχοντα, καὶ ἐν ἀγκάλαις ἔσχες, τὸν πάντα συνέχοντα, τὸν τροφοδότην πάντων, καὶ πλάστην καὶ Κύριον. Ὅθεν δυσωπῶ σε, Παναγία Παρθένε, ῥυσθῆναι πταισμάτων μου, ὅταν μέλλω παρίστασθαι, πρὸ προσώπου τοῦ Κτίστου μου. Δέσποινα Παρθένε ἁγνὴ τὴν σὴν βοήθειαν τότε μοι δώρησαι· καὶ γὰρ δύνασαι, ὅσα θέλεις πανύμνητε.

By conceiving the Wisdom and Word of God * in your womb inexplicably, Mother of God, * for the world's sake you carried Him who has the whole world in His hand, * and in your arms you held Him who holds together the universe, * which He provides with food, as its Creator and Lord. * Therefore, O all-holy Virgin Mary, I pray you, * that I be forgiven of my offences when I shall stand before Him who created me. * O all-lauded Lady most pure, I implore you to assist me in that hour. * I am sure you can accomplish whatever you wish. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

Ἐν Πνεύματι προβλέπων Προφῆτα Ἀββακούμ, τὴν τοῦ Λόγου σάρκωσιν ἐκήρυττες βοῶν, ἐν τῷ ἐγγίζειν τὰ ἔτη ἐπιγνωσθήσῃ, ἐν τῷ παρεῖναι τὸν καιρὸν ἀναδειχθήσῃ. Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε. (δίς)

When you, Prophet Habbakuk, inspired had foreseen * the incarnation of the Word, you shouted and declared, * "In the approaching years You shall be acknowledged; * You will be revealed when the time comes. * Glory to Your strength, O Lord." (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θανάτου μὲν αἰτία, ἡ Εὔα τοῖς βροτοῖς, συμβουλίᾳ ὄφεως, γεγένηται Ἁγνή, σὺ δὲ Παρθένε τεκοῦσα λόγῳ τὸν Λόγον, ἀθανασίας καὶ ζωῆς πρόξενος ὤφθης· ὅθεν ἐπαξίως ὑμνοῦμέν σε.

Eve became the cause of death for humanity, when she accepted the serpent's advice. But you, O Virgin, became the cause of immortality and life, when you accepted the Angel's word and gave birth to the Word. Therefore we rightly extol you. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐν πνεύματι Προφῆται, προεῖδόν σε Ἁγνή, Ὄρος, Πύλην, Τράπεζαν, ἁγίαν Κιβωτόν, Λυχνίαν θρόνον ζωῆς, Στάμνον καὶ Κλίνην, Θεοῦ Μητέρα, ἐν συμβόλοις σε δηλοῦντες, ὧν ἡμεῖς ὁρῶμεν τὴν ἔκβασιν.

O pure Virgin, the inspired Prophets foresaw you as Mountain, Gate, Table, holy Ark, Lamp-stand, throne of life, Jar, Bed, and Mother of God. They pointed to you in symbols, and we see their fulfillment. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ῥάβδος ἐκ τῆς ῥίζης.

Mode 1. N/M (Jesse's root .)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἡ κλῆσίς μου μόνη ἀληθῶς, ἐν πάσαις τῶν ἐχθρῶν βουλαῖς, προσκαλουμένη θᾶττον ῥύεται, τοὺς κράζοντάς σοι θερμῶς, Ἱερὲ Νικόλαε. Ὡς πρὶν στρατηλάτας ἐλυτρώσω, διάσωσον καὶ ἡμᾶς, πάσης ἐκ δεινῆς περιστάσεως.

Just calling on your name, holy Nicholas, ⁄ delivers swiftly from all the purposes of the enemy, ⁄ those why cry to you with fervor. ⁄ As you delivered the soldiers, ⁄⁄ so now preserve us from every calamity. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Θρόνῳ παριστάμενος Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύειν ἐκτενῶς σοφέ, μὴ διαλίπῃς ὑπὲρ πάντων ὑμῶν, τῶν σῶν πιστῶν οἰκετῶν, θαυμαστὲ Νικόλαε, ἵνα τοῦ πυρὸς τοῦ αἰωνίου, ῥυσθῶμεν καὶ ἐξ ἐχθρῶν, γνώμης πονηρὰς καὶ κακώσεως.

As you stand before the throne of God, ⁄ wise wonder-worker, Nicholas, ⁄ do not cease to intercede for us, your faithful servants, ⁄ that we may be delivered from eternal fire and the enemy, ⁄⁄ from the counsels of evil and wickedness. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἀνάρχου θεότητος ἀρχήν, Πατέρα καὶ Υἱὸν τιμῶ, καὶ Πνεῦμα σέβω τὸ πανάγιον, τὴν πάντων παντουργικήν, ἑνιαίαν ἄτμητον, τρισὶ χαρακτῆρσι καὶ προσώποις, διῃρημένην ἀεί, μίαν Βασιλείαν ἀμέριστον.

I honor the might of the unoriginate Divinity, ⁄ and I venerate the Father, Son and all-holy Spirit, ⁄ the Creator of all who is truly One, ⁄⁄ undivided, yet ever three Persons! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὺ ὄντως ἐπέκεινα βροτῶν, Ἀγγέλων τε ὑπέρτιμος, θεογεννῆτορ Κόρη πέφηνας· τὸν πάντων γὰρ Ποιητήν, ἐν γαστρὶ συνείληφας, σάρκα ὑλικὴν ἠμφιεσμένον, τεκοῦσα δίχα σπορᾶς. Ὢ καινοπρεποῦς θεωρήματος!

You, Maiden and Theotokos, ⁄ were alone more honorable than mortal men and angels. ⁄ For you conceived the Creator in your womb, incarnate, ⁄⁄ and gave birth to Him wondrously without seed. [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Ῥάβδος ἐκ τῆς ῥίζης Ἰεσσαί, καὶ ἄνθος ἐξ αὐτῇς Χριστέ, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου ἀνεβλάστησας, ἐξ ὄρους ὁ αἰνετός, κατασκίου δασέος, ἦλθες σαρκωθεὶς ἐξ ἀπειράνδρου, ὁ ἄϋλος καὶ Θεός, Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου, Κύριε.

Jesse's root produced a branch, O Christ, * and You its flower blossomed forth, * from the Virgin who by Habakkuk prophetically once was called * overshadowed, dense mountain. * From her who knew not man You came incarnate, * the immaterial God. * Glory to Your power, O Lord. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

Τὸ φαεινὸν ἡμῖν ἑξανάτειλον, φῶς τὸ ἀπρόσιτον, τοῖς ὀρθρίζουσιν ἐπὶ τὰ κρίματα, τῶν ἐντολῶν σου, Δέσποτα φιλάνθρωπε, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

Let Your radiant and unapproachable * light rise like dawn on us, * who rise early in the morning to observe * the judgments of Your commands, O Christ our God * our Master who loves mankind. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς Κιβωτὸς Σεμνὴ ἁγιάσματος, καὶ ὡς πυρίμορφος θρόνος ἅγιος, καὶ ὡς Παλάτιον ἡγιασμένον, Δέσποινα ἐχώρησας, Θεὸν Παντοκράτορα.

O blessed Lady, as an Ark of holiness, and as a holy fiery throne, and as a sanctified Palace, you contained God the Ruler over all. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Μήτηρ ἀπειράνδρως ἐν παρθένοις σύ, αὖθις Παρθένος δέ, ἐν μητράσι μόνη Πάναγνε ἀῤῥήτως ὤφθης· Θεὸν γὰρ ἐγέννησας, τὸν φύσεις ἀμείβοντα.

O only all-pure Lady, ineffably you are among virgins a perpetually virgin Mother, and among mothers a Virgin. For you gave birth to God who shares in both natures. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Θεὸς ὢν εἰρήνης.

Mode 1. N/M (God of peace.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Κηρύττει σου Πάτερ, τὰ θαύματα νῦν, ἡ Μυρέων μεγίστη μητρόπολις, Λυκίων ἐπαρχία τε, καὶ πᾶσαι πατριαί, τὰς σὰς τερατουργίας, διʼ ὧν πάντας ἐκ πόνων, θλιβερῶν ἐλυτρώσω, ἀξιοθαύμαστε Νικόλαε.

Father, the great city of Myra now proclaims your miracles; ⁄ the diocese of Lysia and all the world ⁄ tell of the wonders you worked. ⁄ Through them, honorable Nicholas, ⁄⁄ you delivered all mankind from distress and affliction. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Λιμὴν τῶν χηρῶν, καὶ Πατὴρ τῶν ὀρφανῶν, βοηθὸς τῶν ἐν θλίψει πανάριστος, πενθούντων παραμύθιον, ποιμὴν καὶ ὁδηγός, πάντων τῶν πλανωμένων, Νικόλαε ὑπάρχων, καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐκ κινδύνων, ταῖς σαῖς πρεσβείαις ἀπολύτρωσαι.

You are a haven for widows and father of orphans, Nicholas, ⁄ the best help in affliction, ⁄ a comfort for those who mourn, ⁄ a shepherd and guide for those who have gone astray. ⁄ Therefore, by your intercessions, ⁄⁄ deliver us also from danger! [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Συνάναρχα τρία, ὁμόθρονα μέν, ἀμερίστου μιᾶς δὲ Θεότητος, δοξάζω αὐτεξούσια, τὰ πρόσωπα σαφῶς, διʼ ἧς ἐκ τοῦ μὴ ὄντος, παρήχθην εἰς τὸ εἶναι, σὺν Ἀγγέλοις κραυγάζων, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ Κύριε.

I glorify the Three without beginning, ⁄ sovereign Persons on one throne of the undivided Godhead. ⁄ Through Him, that which was not has come to be, ⁄ and I cry with the angels: ⁄⁄ Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Βροτῶν σωτηρία, καὶ πάντων ἐλπίς, ἡ προφθάνουσα τάχος καὶ σῴζουσα, οἰκτείρησον καὶ νῦν ἡμᾶς, βοῶμέν σοι Ἁγνή, τοὺς σὲ προσκαλουμένους, ἀεὶ ἐν περιστάσει· προστασίαν γὰρ ἡμεῖς, μετὰ Θεὸν ἄλλην οὐκ ἔχομεν.

You are the salvation of mortal men and the hope of all, ⁄ you are swift to be present and to save. ⁄ Take pity now on those who cry aloud to you, pure one, ⁄ for we call on you in our distress: ⁄⁄ After God, we have no other advocate but you! [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Θεὸς ὢν εἰρήνης, Πατὴρ οἰκτιρμῶν, τῆς μεγάλης Βουλῆς σου τὸν Ἄγγελον, εἰρήνην παρεχόμενον, ἀπέστειλας ἡμῖν· ὅθεν θεογνωσίας, πρὸς φῶς ὁδηγηθέντες, ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζοντες, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, Φιλάνθρωπε.

God of peace and Father of mercies, Your Son * You have sent unto us as Your messenger, * the Angel of great counsel who is granting peace. * Therefore having been guided to the light of godly knowledge, * waking from the night to dawn, we sing Your glory, O Lover of man. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

Τὸν προφήτην Ἰωνᾶν, ἐκμιμούμενος βοῶ, τὴν ζωήν μου ἀγαθέ, ἐλευθέρωσον φθορᾶς, καὶ σῶσόν με, Σωτὴρ τοῦ κόσμου κράζοντα, δόξα σοι. (δίς)

Imitating the inspired Prophet Jonah in the whale, * I cry out to You, O Lord, * "From destruction free my life * and save me, I pray * to You, O Savior of the world. Glory to You!" (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Προστασία τῶν πιστῶν, ἀθυμούντων χαρμονή, εὐφροσύνης καὶ χαρᾶς, ἔμπλησον πνευματικῆς, τοὺς δούλους σου, τοὺς πεποιθότας τῇ προστασίᾳ σου.

O protector of the faithful, joy of the depressed, fill your servants with gladness and spiritual joy; they trust in your protection. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Οὐρανὸς ὁ λογικός, ὁ Ναὸς ὁ καθαρός, ἡ ἁγία Κιβωτός, ὁ τερπνότατος Θεοῦ, Παράδεισος, ἐν ᾧ τὸ ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς ὑμνείσθω μοι.

I extol the rational heaven, the pure Temple, the holy Ark, the delightful Paradise of God, in which is the tree of life. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Σπλάγχνων Ἰωνᾶν.

Mode 1. N/M (Such as it received.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νέος Ἀβραάμ, ἐδείχθης Νικόλαε, ὡς μονογενῆ υἱὸν προσάξας τὸν νοῦν, τῷ Δεσπότῃ σου, ἀναιμάκτους θυσίας προσφέρων ἀεί, κἀντεῦθεν εὐλογήθης ὡς φιλόξενος, Πάτερ, καὶ Τριάδος γέγονας, οἰκητήριον θεῖον καὶ ἄμωμον.

Holy Nicholas, you are revealed as a new Abraham, ⁄ for you brought your mind to your Master ⁄ as an only-begotten son for sacrifice, ⁄ continually offering a bloodless holocaust. ⁄ And as Abraham, you were blessed for your hospitality, ⁄ becoming the divine dwelling of the Holy Trinity, ⁄⁄ all-immaculate Father! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ξένα καὶ φρικτά, ἐργάζῃ τεράστια, ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ, καὶ ἐν θαλάσσῃ μακράν, κινδυνεύουσι, ταχυδρόμοις λιταῖς ἐφιστάμενος, ἀσθενούντων ἰατρός, καὶ πτωχευόντων τροφεύς, νίκης τε λαοῦ φερώνυμος, τοῦ πιστοῦ κατʼ ἐχθρῶν ἀναδέδειξαι.

Nicholas, you have wrought strange and fearful wonders ⁄ throughout the world and far off upon the sea, ⁄ protecting those in danger with your swift prayers, ⁄ healing the sick and feeding the poor! ⁄ You were a worthy bearer of your name, ⁄⁄ showing the holy people to be victorious against their enemies! [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Σέβω καὶ τιμῶ, Τριάδα ἀμέριστον, προσώποις τρισὶ διαιρουμένην ἀεί, ἑνουμένην δέ, τῇ οὐσίᾳ καὶ φύσει ὡς μίαν ἀρχήν, τὸν Πατέρα καὶ Υἱὸν καὶ Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον, πάντων κραταιῶς δεσπόζουσαν, καὶ τὸ πᾶν συντηροῦσαν ὡς βούλεται.

I venerate and honor the undivided Trinity ⁄ ever divided in three Persons, ⁄ yet one in essence and in nature; ⁄ one single sovereignty: Father Son and Holy Spirit, ⁄ ruling with power over all things, ⁄⁄ and preserving all creation as He desires. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Κλίνας οὐρανούς, ἐν μήτρᾳ σου Πάναγνε, Χριστὸς βουληθείς, ὅλος ἐσκήνωσεν· οὐ γὰρ ἔφερε, τῶν ἰδίων χειρῶν τὸ πλαστούργημα, καθορᾶν ὑπὸ τοῦ πλάνου τυραννούμενον, ἦλθε δὲ ἐν δούλου σχήματι, τὸ ἀνθρώπινον γένος λυτρώσασθαι.

Christ bowed the heavens by His Own will, ⁄ and came to dwell entirely in your womb, all-holy Virgin! ⁄ For He could not bear to look upon the work of His Own hands ⁄ held under the rule of the deceiver. ⁄⁄ Therefore He came in the form of a Servant to save mankind. [OCA]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Σπλάγχνων Ἰωνᾶν, ἔμβρυον ἀπήμεσεν, ἐνάλιος θήρ, οἷον ἐδέξατο, τῇ Παρθένῳ δέ, ἐνοικήσας ὁ Λόγος καὶ σάρκα λαβών, διελήλυθε φυλάξας ἀδιάφθορον· ἧς γάρ, οὐχ ὑπέστη ῥεύσεως, τὴν τεκοῦσαν, κατέσχεν ἀπήμαντον.

Such as it received * Jonah as an embryo, the sea beast disgorged him from its bowels intact. * With the Virgin, though, when the Logos had dwelt in her taking on flesh, * He came forth from her preserving her yet incorrupt. * For from her no fluxion suffered He, * and He kept her unaltered in childbirth. [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 γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Ἐν τοῖς Μύροις Ἅγιε, ἱερουργὸς ἀνεδείχθης· τοῦ Χριστοῦ γὰρ Ὅσιε, τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον πληρώσας, ἔθηκας τὴν ψυχήν σου ὑπὲρ λαοῦ σου, ἔσωσας τοὺς ἀθώους ἐκ τοῦ θανάτου· διὰ τοῦτο ἡγιάσθης, ὡς μέγας μύστης Θεοῦ τῆς χάριτος.

You became the minister of sacred mysteries in Myra, * holy father Nicholas. Fulfilling Christ's holy Gospel, * you laid down your very soul for your people, * and you saved those who were innocent from dying. * For this reason you were hallowed as a great mystic * of the divine grace of God. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἀνυμνήσωμεν νῦν τὸν Ἱεράρχην ᾄσμασι, τὸν ἐν Μύροις λαοὶ ποιμένα καὶ διδάσκαλον, ἵνα ταῖς πρεσβείαις αὐτοῦ ἐλλαμφθῶμεν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὤφθη ὅλος καθάρσιος, ἀκήρατος πνεύματι, Χριστῷ προσάγων θυσίαν ἄμωμον, τὴν εἰλικρινῆ καὶ Θεῷ εὐπρόσδεκτον, ὡς ἱερεὺς κεκαθαρμένος τῇ ψυχῇ καὶ τῇ σαρκί· ὅθεν ὑπάρχει ἀληθῶς, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας προστάτης, καὶ ὑπέρμαχος ταύτης, ὡς μέγας μύστης Θεοῦ τῆς χάριτος.

Let us now with songs extol the Hierarch, O people, that shepherd and teacher in Myra, so that by his intercession we may be illumined. Behold, he appeared completely pure, incorrupt in spirit, offering to Christ a blameless sacrifice, sincere, acceptable to God, as a priest purified in soul and body. Therefore he is truly the Church's protector and her champion, as a great mystic of the divine grace of God. [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 Ϛʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Μύρων τῆς Λυκίας, τοῦ Θαυματουργοῦ.

On December 6, we commemorate our Father among the saints Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia.

Μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Νεομάρτυρος Νικολάου, τοῦ Καραμάνου, τοῦ ἐν Σμύρνῃ μαρτυρήσαντος ἐν ἔτει ͵αχνζʹ (1657).

On this day we also commemorate the holy Neo-martyr Nicholas of Caramania, who witnessed in Smyrna in the year 1657.

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

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

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

Ἡ κάμινος Σωτὴρ ἐδροσίζετο, οἱ Παῖδες δὲ χορεύοντες ἔψαλλον, Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν. (δίς)

O Savior, as the furnace was cooled with due, * the Servants who were in it sang praise to You, "O Lord and God of our fathers, blessed are You!" (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὁ Ὕψιστος Παράδεισον ἔμψυχον, Παστάδα τε Ἁγνὴ χαριτόπλοκον, χρυσόμορφον Πορφύραν, καὶ Οὐρανὸν σε ἀνέδειξε.

O pure Virgin, the Most High God showed you to be a living Paradise, a grace-woven and gold-embroidered royal purple robe, and heaven. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Στερέωσον τὸν νοῦν μου τρεπόμενον, τὸν λογισμὸν κλονούμενον ἕδρασον ἐν ἀσαλεύτῳ με πέτρα, τῇ σῇ σκέπῃ Μητροπάρθενε.

O Virgin Mother, strengthen my mind when it turns, and when my thinking is shaken stabilize me on the unshaken rock of your protection. [SD]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Οἱ Παῖδες εὐσεβείᾳ.

Mode 1. N/M (The Servants nurtured.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Παντοίων χαλεπῶν τε νοσημάτων, ἰατρὸς πανάριστος Πάτερ Νικόλαε, φανείς, τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὴν ἀσθένειαν, ἰασάμενος παράσχου εὐρωστίαν βοᾶν· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων, Θεός εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

You revealed yourself, Father Nicholas ⁄ as a noble physician of a multitude of destroying sickness: ⁄ Heal the infirmity of my soul and grant me health to cry: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, the God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ῥυσάμενος τοὺς πάλαι στρατηλάτας, ἐκ θανάτου Ἅγιε τούτους διήγειρας, ὑμνεῖν, καὶ δοξάζειν τὸν Σωτῆρα Χριστόν, μετὰ πίστεως θερμῆς καὶ ἀνακράζειν σοι· Σὲ ἀνευφημοῦμεν, σοφὲ ὡς εὐεργέτην.

In days of old, you delivered the soldiers from death, ⁄ and raised them to praise and glorify the Savior Christ! ⁄ With warm faith they also cry to you: ⁄⁄ we praise you, Father Nicholas, as our wise benefactor! [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Τριὰς σὲ ἀνυμνοῦμεν τρισαγία, καὶ Μονὰς τριλαμπεστάτη ὁμοούσιε, Πατὴρ ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον· ἐν οἷς πάντες βαπτισθέντες ἀναμέλπομεν· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων, Θεός εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

I sing Your praises, all-holy Trinity: ⁄ One, single essence shining in three Persons: ⁄ Father, Son and Holy Spirit, ⁄ in Whom all we who are baptized sing: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, the God of our fathers! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐκ πάντων δεχομένη τὰς δεήσεις, Θεοτόκε πρέσβευε, τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, λυτρωθῆναι τῆς κολάσεως, τοὺς τιμῶντάς σε κυρίως καὶ κραυγάζοντας· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων, Θεός εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

As you accept the prayers of all, Theotokos, ⁄ intercede with your Son and God for those who truly honor you, ⁄ and who cry for their salvation: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, the God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Οἱ Παῖδες εὐσεβείᾳ συντραφέντες, δυσσεβοῦς προστάγματος καταφρονήσαντες, πυρὸς ἀπειλὴν οὐκ ἐπτοήθησαν, ἀλλʼ ἐν μέσῳ τῆς φλογὸς ἑστῶτες ἔψαλλον, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The Servants nurtured piously together, * with contempt regarding the impious king's decree, * intrepidly faced the threat of holocaust, * and while standing in the midst of flames they chanted thus, * saying: O God of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

Ὃν φρίττουσιν Ἄγγελοι, καὶ πᾶσαι στρατιαί, ὡς Κτίστην καὶ Κύριον, ὑμνεῖτε ἱερεῖς, δοξάσατε παῖδες, εὐλογεῖτε λαοί, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας. (δίς)

To Him, the Creator and the Lord, at whom all hosts * and armies of Angels shudder, sing a hymn of praise, * you priests, and you Servants, glorify Him and bless, * and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς ἔμψυχος θάλαμος, καὶ ἔμπνους ἁλουργίς, χλαμὺς ἁλουργόχροος, τῷ πάντων Βασιλεῖ, ἐδείχθης Παρθένε, καὶ πορφύρα ἐξ ἧς, ἡ σάρξ συνεξυφάνθη, τοῦ θεανθρώπου Λόγου.

O Virgin, we see you as a soul-endowed bridal chamber and a living crimson robe, the scarlet mantle of the King of all, and the royal purple, from which was woven the flesh of the Logos, who is God and man. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Συνέλαβες Ἄχραντε, τὸν ἅπασαν δρακί, τὴν κτίσιν συνέχοντα, ὡς Κτίστην καὶ Θεόν, ἀῤῥήτως ἀφράστως, διʼ ἡμᾶς καθʼ ἡμᾶς, βροτὸν γεγονότα, καὶ ὃ ἦν μὴ ἐκστάντα.

You, O immaculate Virgin, conceived the Creator and God, who in His hand holds all creation. For our sake He ineffably and inexpressibly became a mortal like us, yet He did not depart from what He was. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Θαύματος ὑπερφυοῦς.

Mode 1. N/M (Babylon's bedewing furnace.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τάγματα Πατριαρχῶν καὶ Ἀποστόλων, Ἱερέων τε Μαρτύρων δῆμοι, Προφητῶν ὁ σύλλογος, ἅπας δῆμος τῶν Ἀσκητῶν, μακαρίζουσι τὴν θείαν πολιτείαν σου· μεθʼ ὧν καὶ ἡμεῖς παρακαλοῦμέν σε· Μὴ ἐλλίπῃς δυσωπῶν ἀεὶ τὸν Κύριον, διαφυλαχθῆναι, ἡμᾶς ἐκ πάσης βλάβης.

The companies of patriarchs and apostles, ⁄ the assembly of martyrs and gathering of prophets, ⁄ the whole army of ascetics unite ⁄ and call your divine way of life blessed! ⁄ We join them to call out to you: ⁄ Never cease to pray to the Lord for us ⁄⁄ that we may be delivered from all harm! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὕψιστε Παμβασιλεῦ μεγαλοκράτορ, ταῖς εὐχαῖς τοῦ Ὁσίου ποιμένος, τὴν ζωὴν εἰρήνευσον, πάντων Λόγε Χριστιανῶν, χορηγῶν κατὰ βαρβάρων εὐσεβεῖ βασιλεῖ, τὴν νίκην καὶ τὴν ἰσχὺν δεόμεθα, ἵνα πάντες ἀεὶ ὑμνῶμεν τὸ κράτος σου, καὶ ὑπερυψῶμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Most high and almighty King of all, ⁄ grant peace to the lives of all Christians ⁄ through the prayers of Your holy shepherd. ⁄ Lead them, we pray, Word, against their enemies, ⁄ give them victory and strength ⁄⁄ that we may praise Your power and exalt it above all forever! [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ζωὴν καὶ ζωὰς καὶ ἓν καὶ τρία φῶτα, τὴν Τριάδα πιστῶς ἀνυμνοῦμεν, πατρικαῖς ἑπόμενοι θείαις ὄντως ταῖς διδαχαῖς, τὸν Πατέρα καὶ Υἱὸν καὶ Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον, μεθʼ ὧν εὐσεβοῦντες ἀναμέλψωμεν· Εὐλογείτω ἡ κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

We praise the Trinity in faith: ⁄ the Life and lives, One in three Lights: ⁄ Father Son and Holy Spirit ⁄ as we follow the divine teaching of the Fathers. ⁄ Together with them we sing in reverence: ⁄⁄ Let the creation bless the Lord and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Πράγματος ξενοπρεποῦς ἡ Βάτος τύπον, προεικόνισεν ἄχραντε Κόρη, καιομένη ἄφλεκτος, πάλαι ὄρει ἐν τῷ Σινᾷ, τὸ Μυστήριον τοῦ τόκου σου προγράφουσα· τὸ πῦρ γάρ ἐν σοὶ τὸ τῆς Θεότητος, ἐνοικῆσαν, ἀλώβητόν σε τετήρηκε· διὸ σε ὑμνοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

In ancient times, the bush that strangely burned but was not consumed ⁄ prefigured the mystery of your child-bearing, undefiled Maiden: ⁄ For in you the fire of divinity came to dwell ⁄ while keeping you unharmed. ⁄⁄ Therefore we praise you forever! [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Θαύματος ὑπερφυοῦς ἡ δροσοβόλος, ἐξεικόνισε κάμινος τύπον· οὐ γὰρ οὓς ἐδέξατο φλέγει Νέους, ὡς οὐδὲ πῦρ τῆς Θεότητος, Παρθένου ἢν ὑπέδυ νηδύν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες ἀναμέλψωμεν· Εὐλογείτω ἡ Κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Babylon's bedewing furnace bore the image * of an extraordinary wonder. * For it did not burn the youths it accepted, * nor did the fire of Divinity consume the Virgin's womb wherein it went. * So let us melodiously chant in praise: * Let all creation bless and extol the Lord, * and let it exalt Him supremely to the ages. [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 αʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 1.

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]

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

Τὴν ζωοδόχον πηγὴν τὴν ἀέναον, τὴν φωτοφόρον λυχνίαν τὴν πάγχρυσον, τὸν ναὸν τὸν ἔμψυχον, τὴν σκηνὴν τὴν ἄχραντον, τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ τῆς γῆς τὴν πλατυτέραν, τὴν Θεοτόκον ἐν ὕμνοις τιμήσωμεν. (δίς)

A spring, abundantly flowing, that hosted life, * a golden lamp-stand that bore the unwaning Light, * living Temple, and all pure * tabernacle symbolize * the Theotokos, who is said to be wider * than earth and heaven. With hymns let us honor her. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥείθρῳ τῆς σῆς με κατάρδευσον χάριτος, τῶν συμφορῶν τῷ φλογμῷ φλογιζόμενον, καὶ δεινῶς τηκόμενον, Πηγὴ χαριτόβρυτε, τὸν Ποταμὸν ἡ τεκοῦσα τῶν χαρίτων, ἐξ οὗ ὁ πίνων διψήσει οὐδέποτε.

O grace-streaming fountain that brought forth the River of Graces, from which they who drink shall never thirst, rain on me with the stream of your grace, for I am tragically melting, scorched in the flame of calamities. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς τοῦ Νυμφίου ὡραῖόν τε θάλαμον, ὡς τοῦ Δεσπότου Παλάτιον ἔμψυχον, ὡς Πορφύραν πάγχρυσον, καὶ τερπνὸν Ἀνάκτορον, τοῦ Χριστοῦ Δέσποινα πάντων, καθικετεύοντά σε σῶσόν με.

I entreat you, save me, O Lady of all, the Bridegroom's beautiful bridal chamber, the Master's living palace, the gold-embroidered purple mantle , and the delightful royal dwelling of Christ. [SD]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Μυστήριον ξένον.

Mode 1. N/M (I see here a strange.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Χορεύσατε πνεύματι, πάντες φιλέορτοι, οὐρανοὶ εὐφραίνεσθε, Ὄρη τε καὶ Βουνοί, Ἐκκλησίαι, καὶ Παρθένων, Ἀσκητῶν τε χοροί, φαιδρῶς ἐν τῇ μνήμῃ τοῦ Παμμάκαρος, ἐν ᾗ συνελθόντες, τὸν Σωτῆρα μεγαλύνωμεν.

All lovers of the feasts, rejoice in spirit, ⁄ mountains and valleys, Churches and choirs of ascetics, ⁄ celebrate the memorial of the all-blessed saint: ⁄ As we come together with joy today ⁄⁄ let us magnify the Savior! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ψαλάτωσαν ὕμνοις, τὰ πέρατα ἅπαντα, ἐγκωμίων στέμμασι, πάντες τὴν κορυφὴν Νικολάου, τοῦ θείου κοσμοῦντες σαφῶς, τοῦ θεράποντος Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, διʼ οὗ ἐκ παθῶν τε καὶ κινδύνων λυτρωθείημεν.

All the ends of the earth, sing unending hymns ⁄ and adorn the head of Nicholas with wreaths of praise! ⁄ He is the well-pleasing servant of Christ our God, ⁄⁄ through whom we are delivered from passion and anger. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἑνίζεται ὁμοουσίῳ θελήματι, ἡ Τριὰς μερίζεται, πάλιν προσωπικῶς ἀμερίστως, συντηροῦσα τὸ κράτος ἀεί, ὁ Πατήρ, ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ Πνεῦμα τὸ ζῶν, ὁ εἷς τρισυπόστατος Θεός, ὃν μεγαλύνομεν.

The Trinity is united by one consubstantial will ⁄ while divided in Persons. ⁄ Yet again, it is undivided ⁄ while preserving the Father, Son and Living Spirit: ⁄ One Sovereignty and One God, ⁄⁄ the Three Persons Whom we magnify! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Διέσωσται πᾶσα, ἡ κτίσις τῷ τόκῳ σου, καὶ ἀφεῖλε Κύριος, θρῆνον καὶ ὀδυρμόν, καὶ πᾶν δάκρυον, ἐκ παντὸς προσώπου Ἁγνή, Θεοτόκε παναμώμητε ἐν σοί, καὶ ἡμεῖς τὰς ὀφειλὰς ἀποδιδόαμεν.

All of creation is saved by your childbearing! ⁄ Through it, the Lord has removed weeping, sorrow and tears from all faces. ⁄⁄ Spotless Theotokos, we rightly praise you! [OCA]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὴν τιμιωτέραν καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, τῶν ἄνω στρατευμάτων.

O my soul, magnify her who is greater in honor and in glory than the armies of heaven.

Μυστήριον ξένον, ὁρῶ καὶ παράδοξον! οὐρανὸν τὸ Σπήλαιον, θρόνον Χερουβικόν, τὴν Παρθένον, τὴν φάτνην χωρίον, ἐν ᾧ ἀνεκλήθη ὁ ἀχώρητος, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὂν ἀνυμνοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

I see here a strange and paradoxical mystery. * For, behold, the grotto is heaven; * cherubic throne is the Virgin; * the manger a grand space * in which Christ our God the uncontainable reclined as a babe; * Whom in extolling do we magnify. [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

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

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Τὸν μέγαν ἀρχιποίμενα, καὶ Ἱεράρχην ἅπαντες, τὸν πρόεδρον τῶν Μυρέων, Νικόλαον εὐφημοῦμεν· πολλοὺς γὰρ ἄνδρας ἔσωσεν, ἀδίκως θνῄσκειν μέλλοντας, καὶ Βασιλεῖ ὀπτάνεται, σὺν Ἀβλαβίῳ κατʼ ὄναρ, λύων τὴν ἄδικον ψῆφον.

Come all believers, let us praise * the great archpastor, hierarch, * and prelate of those in Myra, * Saint Nicholas, and extol him; for he delivered many men * from wrongful death, appearing in * a dream unto the Emperor * and to Ablabius, thereby * rescinding the unjust sentence. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Μεγάλως σε ἐδόξασεν, ἐν θαύμασιν ὁ Κύριος, καὶ ζῶντα καὶ μετὰ τέλος, Νικόλαε Ἱεράρχα· τίς γὰρ ἐξ ὅλης πίστεως, μόνον ἐπεκαλέσατο, τὸ ἅγιόν σου ὄνομα, καὶ οὐκ εὐθὺς εἰσηκούσθη, θερμὸν προστάτην εὑρών σε;

O Nicholas the Hierarch, * both in your life and after death, * the Lord greatly glorified you * with miracles, holy father. * For who has ever simply prayed, * invoking your all-holy name * with all his faith and not been heard * immediately or found you * to be his ardent protector? [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Σοφίαν ἐνυπόστατον, καὶ Λόγον ὑπερούσιον, καὶ ἰατρὸν τῶν ἁπάντων, Χριστὸν τεκοῦσα Παρθένε, τὰ ἕλκη καὶ τὰ τραύματα, τῆς ψυχῆς μου θεράπευσον, τὰ χαλεπὰ καὶ χρόνια, καὶ τῆς καρδίας μου παῦσον, τὰς ἀπρεπεῖς ἐνθυμήσεις.

O Virgin who gave birth to Christ, * the great Physician of one and all, * who is hypostatic Wisdom * and super-essential Logos, * I supplicate you fervently * to heal my soul's distressing sores * and its long-standing maladies, * and stop my heart's meditation * on unseemly recollections. [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]

Δείξε Στιχολογίαν

Show Stichologia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Στιχηρά. Τοῦ Ἱεράρχου.

Stichera. For the Hierarch.

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]

Τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τὰ ἄνθη, περιϊπτάμενος, ὡς νεοττὸς τῆς ἄνω, καλιᾶς τῶν Ἀγγέλων, Νικόλαε τρισμάκαρ, κράζεις ἀεί, πρὸς τὸν Θεὸν ὑπὲρ πάντων ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐν ἀνάγκαις κινδύνων καὶ πειρασμῶν, καὶ λυτροῦσαι ταῖς πρεσβείαις σου.

As you are hovering over the flowers of the Church, * being yourself a fledgling * of the nest of the Angels, * O Nicholas thrice blessed, you ever cry * unto God on behalf of all * who in temptations and perils invoke your aid; * and you rescue them by fervent prayers. [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]

Τῆς ἱερᾶς διπλοΐδος, τὴν ὡραιότητα, ταῖς πρακτικαῖς εἰργάσω, ἀρεταῖς λαμπροτέραν, Πάτερ θεοφόρε· ὅθεν ἡμῖν, ἱερουργεῖς τὰ τεράστια, τῶν ἀοιδίμων θαυμάτων ἱερουργέ, τῶν δεινῶν ἡμᾶς λυτρούμενος.

By means of practical virtue you made the elegance * of sacerdotal vesture shine with greater resplendence, * O God-bearing Father. Hence as a priest * you accomplish terrific deeds, * and from lamentable woes you deliver us, * as you work your famous miracles. [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]

Τῶν ἀθεάτων τὰ κάλλη, περιεχόμενος, τὴν φοβερὰν ἐκείνην, κατενόησας δόξαν, Ἅγιε ἁγίων· ὅθεν ἡμῖν, τὰ οὐράνια λόγια, τῶν ἀειζώων ἐκείνων θεωριῶν, ἀναγγέλλεις Ἱερώτατε.

Being surrounded by beauties of things invisible, * you gained a comprehension of that awe-inspiring glory, * Nicholas, O holy one among saints. * And you therefore announce to us, * O sacred father, the heavenly words that speak * of the vision of eternity. [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]

Ὡς ἐν ὀνείρῳ ἐπέστης, τῷ εὐσεβεῖ Βασιλεῖ, καὶ τοὺς δεσμώτας Πάτερ, ἐκ θανάτου ἐῤῥύσω, πρέσβευε ἀπαύστως, ὅπως καὶ νῦν, ταῖς εὐχαῖς σου ῥυσθείημεν, ἐκ πειρασμῶν καὶ κινδύνων καὶ ὀδυνῶν, οἱ ἀξίως εὐφημοῦντές σε.

As you appeared in a dream to the pious Emperor * and thus from death then rescued * those unjustly imprisoned, * intercede unceasingly so that now * we who worthily sing your praise * be from temptations and perils and every pain * likewise rescued, Father Nicholas. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Σαλπίσωμεν ἐν σάλπιγγι ᾀσμάτων, σκιρτήσωμεν ἑόρτια, καὶ χορεύσωμεν ἀγαλλόμενοι, τῇ ἐτησίῳ πανηγύρει τοῦ θεοφόρου Πατρός· Βασιλεῖς καὶ Ἄρχοντες συντρεχέτωσαν, καὶ τὸν διʼ ὀνείρου φρικτῆς ἐπιστασίας, Βασιλέα πείθοντα, ἀναιτίους κρατουμένους τρεῖς, ἀπολῦσαι στρατηλάτας, ἀνυμνείτωσαν. Ποιμένες καὶ Διδάσκαλοι, τὸν τοῦ καλοῦ Ποιμένος, ὁμόζηλον Ποιμένα, συνελθόντες εὐφημήσωμεν. οἱ ἐν νόσοις τὸν ἰατρόν, οἱ ἐν κινδύνοις τὸν ῥύστην, οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ τὸν προστάτην, οἱ πένητες τὸν θησαυρόν, οἱ ἐν θλίψεσι τὴν παραμυθίαν· τὸν συνοδίτην οἱ ὁδοιπόροι, οἱ ἐν θαλάσσῃ τὸν κυβερνήτην, οἱ πάντες τὸν πανταχοῦ θερμῶς προφθάνοντα, μέγιστον Ἱεράρχην, ἐγκωμιάζοντες οὕτως εἴπωμεν· Πανάγιε Νικόλαε, πρόφθασον, ἐξελοῦ ἡμᾶς τῆς ἐνεστώσης ἀνάγκης, καὶ σῶσον τὴν ποίμνην σου ταῖς ἱκεσίαις σου.

Let us sound the trumpet with the clarion of song, and festively let us leap for joy, and exultantly let us join chorus for the annual celebration of the God-bearing Father. Let the kings and princes run to gather together, and with hymns extol him who by his fearsome appearance in a dream convinced the Emperor to release the three imprisoned officers, for they were innocent. O Shepherds and Teachers, let us come together and praise the Shepherd and zealous imitator of the Good Shepherd. Those of us who are sick let us praise the physician; our rescuer, we in perils; and sinners, our defender; you paupers, him who makes you rich; you in tribulation, your consolation; your fellow traveler, you who travel; your pilot, you who sail the seas. And everyone extol him who anticipates everywhere, as the grandest Hierarch. And in lauding him, let us say to him, "All-holy father Nicholas, quickly come and deliver us from the present necessity, and save your flock, by your supplications." [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. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Apolytikion. For the Saint.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Κανόνα πίστεως καὶ εἰκόνα πραότητος, ἐγκρατείας διδάσκαλον, ἀνέδειξέ σε τῇ ποίμνῃ σου, ἡ τῶν πραγμάτων ἀλήθεια· διὰ τοῦτο ἐκτήσω τῇ ταπεινώσει τὰ ὑψηλά, τῇ πτωχείᾳ τὰ πλούσια, Πάτερ ἱεράρχα Νικόλαε· πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

A rule of faith are you, and an icon of gentleness, and a teacher of self-control. And to your flock this was evident, by the truth of your life and deeds. You were humble and therefore you acquired exalted gifts, treasure in heaven for being poor. O Father and Hierarch St. Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, and entreat Him to save our souls. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ Ἀρχιεπισκόπου ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

Again we pray for our Archbishop (name).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

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

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

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

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

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

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

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

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

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

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

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

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

( Παράσχου, Κύριε. )

( Grant this, O Lord. )

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

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

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

( Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου. )

( And with your spirit. )

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

( Εὐλόγησον. )

( Father, bless! )

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

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

ΠΡΟΕΣΤΩΣ ἢ ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

HIERARCH or READER

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

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, 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, τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Μύρων τῆς Λυκίας, τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· 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, 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, our Father among the Saints Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, whose memory we celebrate; 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. )