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Menaion - January 1

Ἡ κατὰ σάρκα Περιτομὴ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ καὶ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καὶ Μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου.

The Circumcision of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, and Memory of our Father among the saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

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Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Apolytikion. For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος σου, ὡς δεξαμένην τὸν λόγον σου, διʼ οὗ θεοπρεπῶς ἐδογμάτισας, τὴν φύσιν τῶν ὄντων ἐτράνωσας, τὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἤθη κατεκόσμησας, Βασίλειον Ἱεράτευμα, Πάτερ Ὅσιε, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἱκέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Your proclamation went forth into all the earth, for it accepted your word, through which you taught the dogmas befitting God, you expounded on the nature of all that is, and you arranged the morals of society. A royal priesthood! Devout father Basil, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος σου, ὡς δεξαμένην τὸν λόγον σου, διʼ οὗ θεοπρεπῶς ἐδογμάτισας, τὴν φύσιν τῶν ὄντων ἐτράνωσας, τὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἤθη κατεκόσμησας, Βασίλειον Ἱεράτευμα, Πάτερ Ὅσιε, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἱκέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Your proclamation went forth into all the earth, for it accepted your word, through which you taught the dogmas befitting God, you expounded on the nature of all that is, and you arranged the morals of society. A royal priesthood! Devout father Basil, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Μορφὴν ἀναλλοιώτως ἀνθρωπίνην προσέλαβες, Θεὸς ὢν κατʼ οὐσίαν, πολυεύσπλαγχνε Κύριε· καὶ Νόμον ἐκπληρῶν, περιτομήν, θελήσει καταδέχῃ σαρκικήν, ὅπως παύσῃς τὰ σκιώδη, καὶ περιέλῃς τὸ κάλυμμα τῶν παθῶν ἡμῶν. Δόξα τῇ ἀγαθότητι τῇ σῇ, δόξᾳ τῇ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ ἀνεκφράστῳ Λόγε συγκαταβάσει σου.

In essence being God, most-compassionate Master, * You assumed human nature without transmutation. * Fulfilling the Law, of Your own will * You accepted circumcision in the flesh, * to bring an end to the shadow, and to remove the passions that cover us. * Glory to Your benevolence, O Lord; * glory to Your compassion; * glory to Your inexpressible condescension, O Word. [SD]

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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.

Remembering our all-holy, immaculate, most 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 καὶ 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 πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. As the Father and Spirit.

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Ὡς βασίλειον κόσμον τῆς Ἐκκλησίας Χριστοῦ, τὸν Βασίλειον πάντες ἀνευφημήσωμεν, τῶν δογμάτων θησαυρὸν τὸν ἀνέκλειπτον· διὰ τούτων γὰρ αὐτός, ἐξεπαίδευσεν ἡμᾶς, Τριάδα σέβειν ἁγίαν, ἡνωμένην μὲν τῇ οὐσίᾳ, διαιρετὴν δὲ ταῖς ὑποστάσεσι.

Let us all now extol holy Basil the Great * the basilical ornament of the Church of Christ, * and the treasure of dogmatic teachings that never fail; * for by means of them he trained us to worship and adore * the holy Trinity rightly, * which is united in essence * and distinguished in hypostases. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Glory. For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Βασίλειε σοφέ, παρεστὼς τῇ Τριάδι, ἱκέτευε λαβεῖν, ἐν ἡμέρᾳ τῆς δίκης, ἡμᾶς τοὺς ὑμνοῦντας σε, καὶ τιμῶντας τὴν μνήμην σου, χάριν ἔλεος, καὶ ἱλασμὸν τῶν πταισμάτων, ὅπως στόματι, δοξάζωμεν καὶ καρδίᾳ, τὸν μόνον φιλάνθρωπον.

O Basil, just and wise, by the Trinity standing, * entreat that we who now sing your hymns and who honor * your sacred memorial * may be given on Judgment Day * mercy, grace divine, and of offenses forgiveness, * so that we might sing * with mouth and heart praise and glory * to God who is benevolent. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ὁ πάντων Ποιητής, καὶ Δεσπότης τοῦ κόσμου, ὁ ὢν σὺν τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Πνεύματι ἄνω, ὡς βρέφος περιτέμνεται, ἐπὶ γῆς ὀκταήμερος. Ὄντως θεῖά τε, καὶ θαυμαστὰ σου τὰ ἔργα! σὺ γὰρ Δέσποτα, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν περιτέμνῃ, ὡς ὤν Νόμου πλήρωμα.

The Master of the world and Creator of all things, * the One who is on high with the Father and Spirit, * on earth has been circumcised * as an infant just eight days old. * Lord, divine indeed are all Your works and amazing. * You were circumcised on our behalf, loving Master, * the fulfillment of the Mosaic Law. [SD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Τῆς ἀῤῥήτου σοφίας θεοπρεπῶς, ἑξαντλήσας τὸν πλοῦτον τὸν μυστικόν, πᾶσιν ἐθησαύρισας, ὀρθοδοξίας τὰ νάματα, τῶν μὲν πιστῶν τὰς καρδίας, ἐνθέως εὐφραίνοντα, τῶν δὲ ἀπίστων τὰ δόγματα, ἀξίως βυθίζοντα. Ὅθεν διʼ ἀμφοτέρων, εὐσεβείας ἱδρῶσιν, ἐδείχθης ἀήττητος, τῆς Τριάδος ὑπέρμαχος, Ἱεράρχα Βασίλειε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

Having drawn out the mystical wealth of God’s * inexpressible wisdom as from a well, * you stored up the waters of * Orthodoxy for everyone, * gladdening the hearts of the faithful with godly joy, * appropriately drowning the dogmas of heretics. * Therefore by your labors for the truth you became an * invincible champion of the all-holy Trinity; * holy Basil the hierarch, * intercede with Christ our God * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to those observing with longing your holy memorial. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Τῆς ἀῤῥήτου σοφίας θεοπρεπῶς, ἑξαντλήσας τὸν πλοῦτον τὸν μυστικόν, πᾶσιν ἐθησαύρισας, ὀρθοδοξίας τὰ νάματα, τῶν μὲν πιστῶν τὰς καρδίας, ἐνθέως εὐφραίνοντα, τῶν δὲ ἀπίστων τὰ δόγματα, ἀξίως βυθίζοντα. Ὅθεν διʼ ἀμφοτέρων, εὐσεβείας ἱδρῶσιν, ἐδείχθης ἀήττητος, τῆς Τριάδος ὑπέρμαχος, Ἱεράρχα Βασίλειε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

Having drawn out the mystical wealth of God’s * inexpressible wisdom as from a well, * you stored up the waters of * Orthodoxy for everyone, * gladdening the hearts of the faithful with godly joy, * appropriately drowning the dogmas of heretics. * Therefore by your labors for the truth you became an * invincible champion of the all-holy Trinity; * holy Basil the hierarch, * intercede with Christ our God * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to those observing with longing your holy memorial. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Ὡς ὑπάρχων ἄβυσσος, φιλανθρωπίας, ἐνεδύσω Δέσποτα, μορφὴν τοῦ δούλου, καὶ σαρκί, περιετμήθης δωρούμενος, ἀνθρώποις πᾶσι, τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

In Your great benevolence, which is unbounded, * You, O Lord, put on the form of us Your servants and Your slaves, * and You were circumcised in the flesh; * and thus You granted great mercy to all mankind. [SD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Τῇ δυνάμει τῶν λόγων τῶν θεϊκῶν, καθελὼν τὰς αἱρέσεις τὰς ζοφεράς, πάντα τὰ φρυάγματα, τοῦ Ἀρείου ἐβύθισας· τοῖς γὰρ βροτοῖς τὸ Πνεῦμα, Θεὸν ἀνεκήρυξας, καὶ τῶν χειρῶν ἐκτάσει, ἐχθροὺς ἐθανάτωσας, πᾶσαν ἐκδιώξας, Σαβελλίου λατρείαν, καὶ πάντα φρονήματα, Νεστορίου κατήργησας. Ἱεράρχα Βασίλειε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

By the power contained in your godly words * you demolished the heresies that were dark, * you drowned all the arrogance * and the raging of Arius; * for you proclaimed to mortals that the Spirit is God indeed, * and lifting your hands in prayer, you killed off the enemies; * you attacked the worship that Sabellius imagined, * and brought the theology of Nestorius to an end. * O Saint Basil the hierarch, * intercede with Christ our God * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to those observing with longing your holy memorial. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Ἡ τῶν λόγων σου χάρις τῶν θεϊκῶν, καὶ δογμάτων τὸ ὕψος τὸ μυστικόν, θείας ἡμῖν γέγονεν, ἀναβάσεως κλῖμαξ· πνευματικὴν γὰρ Πάτερ, κτησάμενος σάλπιγγα, ἐν αὐτῇ ἐκήρυξας, τὰ θεῖα διδάγματα. Ὅθεν καὶ εἰς τόπον, κατεσκήνωσας χλόης, μισθοὺς τῶν ἀγώνων σου, κομισάμενος Ὅσιε. Ἱεράρχα Βασίλειε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

Now the grace of your words which derive from God * and the mystical height and sublimity * of dogmas became for us * a ladder of divine ascent; * for when you had acquired a spiritual trumpet, * on it you, O father, proclaimed divine doctrines. * Therefore you are dwelling in a place of green pasture, * O holy one, and receive the rewards for your labors. * O Saint Basil the hierarch, * intercede with Christ our God * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to those observing with longing your holy memorial. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Ὁ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης καὶ Ποιητής, ἐξ ἀχράντου σου μήτρας σάρκα λαβών, προστάτιν σε ἔδειξε, τῶν ἀνθρώπων Πανάμωμε· διὰ τοῦτο πάντες, πρὸς σε καταφεύγομεν, ἱλασμὸν πταισμάτων, αἰτούμενοι Δέσποινα, καὶ αἰωνιζούσης, λυτρωθῆναι βασάνου, καὶ πάσης κακώσεως, τοῦ δεινοῦ κοσμοκράτορος· διὰ τοῦτο βοῶμέν σοι. Πρέσβευε τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς προσκυνοῦσιν ἐν πίστει, τὸν πανάγιον τόκον σου.

The Creator and Master of all the world, * who took flesh from your all-pure and holy womb, * made you, the all-blameless Maid, * the protectress of humanity. * For this reason all we faithful now have recourse to you, * and we ask you, O Lady, to be forgiven our offenses, * and to be delivered from eternal perdition * and every adversity that the prince of the world inflicts. * And we therefore cry out to you: * Intercede with your Son and our God * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to those who piously worship the all-holy Child you bore. [SD]

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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.

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

( Σοί, Κύριε. )

( To You, O Lord. )

Ὅτι ηὐλόγηταί σου τὸ ὄνομα καὶ δεδόξασταί σου ἡ βασιλεία, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For blessed is Your name, and glorified is Your kingdom, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ.

First Antiphon.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

From my youth, many passions war against me. O my Savior, I implore You, uphold me and save me. (2) [GOASD]

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

You who hate Zion, be shamed by the Lord; for you will be withered like grass in the fire. (2) [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

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

By the Holy Spirit every soul is animated, and when purified, it is mystically uplifted and brightened by the triune Godhead. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

From the Holy Spirit the streams of grace well forth; they water all creation, so that life be engendered. [GOASD]

Προκείμενον. Ψαλμὸς 48.

Prokeimenon. Psalm 48.

Τὸ στόμα μου λαλήσει σοφίαν καὶ ἡ μελέτη τῆς καρδίας μου σύνεσιν. (δίς)

My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, understanding. (2)

Στίχ. Ἀκούσατε ταῦτα, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἐνωτίσασθε πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν οἰκουμένην.

Verse: Hear this, all you nations; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world.

Τὸ στόμα μου λαλήσει σοφίαν καὶ ἡ μελέτη τῆς καρδίας μου σύνεσιν.

My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, understanding. [SAAS]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου.

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, our God, are holy, and You rest among the holy ones, 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.

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.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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)

Ιω 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 offenses. [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 offenses. [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]

Ἐξεχύθη ἡ χάρις ἐν χείλεσί σου, Ὅσιε Πάτερ, καὶ γέγονας ποιμὴν τῆς του Χριστοῦ Ἐκκλησίας, διδάσκων τὰ λογικὰ πρόβατα, πιστεύειν εἰς Τριάδα ὁμοούσιον, ἐν μιᾷ Θεότητι.

Grace was poured upon your lips, O devout father, and you became a shepherd of the Church of Christ, teaching the reasonable sheep to believe in the Trinity, coessential, in one Divinity. [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, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξωνμεγαλομαρτύρων 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 Βασιλείου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Καισαρίας τῆς Καππαδοκίας τοῦ Μεγάλου, 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, heavenly, bodiless powers, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria, Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious, great martyrs George the victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore Teron, and Theodore Stratelates; Menas the wonderworker; Charalambos and Eleutherios, the Hieromartyrs; 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; our venerable and God-bearing fathers; (local patron saint); holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna; our Father among the saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, whose memory we celebrate; and 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 εἶ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

ᾨδὴ αʹ.

Ode i.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon for the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 2.

Δεῦτε λαοί.

Δεῦτε λαοί, ᾄσωμεν ᾆσμα Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῷ διελόντι θάλασσαν, καὶ ὁδηγήσαντι, τὸν λαὸν ὂν ἀνῆκε, δουλείας Αἰγυπτίων, ὅτι δεδόξασται. (δίς)

Peoples, now come * and let us sing a song to Christ our God, * who by His prophet split the sea and through it led across * His people and possession, out of Egyptian bondage, * for He was glorified. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἡ ὀγδόας, φέρουσα τύπον τοῦ μέλλοντος, τῇ σῇ Χριστὲ λαμπρύνεται, καὶ ἁγιάζεται, ἑκουσίῳ πτωχείᾳ· ἐν ταύτῃ γὰρ νομίμως, περιετμήθης σαρκί.

Bearing a symbol of things to come, ⁄ the eighth day is sanctified and brightened ⁄ by Your voluntary poverty, Christ, ⁄ for on this day You were circumcised in the flesh ⁄ according to the law. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Περιτομήν, δέχεται τῇ ὀγδοάδι Χριστός, τῆς ἑαυτοῦ γεννήσεως· καὶ ταύτης σήμερον, τὴν σκιὰν καταστέλλει, τὸ φῶς ἑξανατέλλων, τῆς νέας χάριτος.

Christ accepts the circumcision of the eighth day after His birth, ⁄ and on that day the prefiguring shadow ⁄ is clothed by the Light of the dawning new grace. [OCA]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Δεῦτε λαοί.

Mode 2. N/M (Peoples, now come.)

Δεῦτε λαοί.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Σοῦ τὴν φωνήν, ἔδει παρεῖναι Βασίλειε, τοῖς ἐγχειρεῖν ἐθέλουσι, τοῖς ἐγκωμίοις σου, ἀλλὰ Πάτερ συγγνώμων, γενόμενος τὴν χάριν, νέμοις ἀφθόνως ἡμῖν.

The sound of your voice would be welcome company ⁄ for those desiring to prepare praises in your honor! ⁄ But in its place, grant them the indulgence of abundant grace. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὸ ἐμπαθές, σκίρτημα τῆς τυραννούσης σαρκός, φιλοσοφίας ἔρωτι, ἐπαιδαγώγησας· διὸ ἐν ἀκηράτοις, αὐλίζῃ βασιλείοις, Πάτερ Βασίλειε.

You tamed the play of the passions and torments of the flesh ⁄ by your love for the pursuit of wisdom. ⁄ Therefore, Father Basil, ⁄ you dwell in the unassailable kingdoms. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τῶν ἀρετῶν, σὺ τὴν τραχεῖαν βαδίσας ὁδόν, ἐπὶ τὴν λείαν ἔφθασας, καὶ ἀστασίαστον, τὴν οὐράνιον βάσιν, καὶ πᾶσιν ἀνεδείχθης, τύπος Βασίλειε.

You trod the thorny path of virtues, Basil, ⁄ to reach the plain and peaceful way up to heaven, ⁄ and so were revealed as a pattern for all mankind. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τίς ἐξειπεῖν, σοῦ κατʼ ἀξίαν δυνήσεται, τὴν ὑπὲρ λόγον σύλληψιν; Θεὸν γὰρ τέτοκας, ἐν σαρκὶ Παναγία, ἡμῖν ἐπιφανέντα Σωτῆρα πάντων ἡμῶν.

Who can rightly tell of your ineffable conceiving? ⁄ For you bore God in the flesh, ⁄ the Savior of all who appeared to us, ⁄ most holy Virgin! [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Καταβασίαι

Katavasias

Κανὼν Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Canon 1. Mode 2.

Βυθοῦ ἀνεκάλυψε πυθμένα καὶ διὰ ξηρᾶς οἰκείους ἕλκει, ἐν αὐτῷ κατακαλύψας ἀντιπάλους, ὁ κραταιός, ἐν πολέμοις Κύριος, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

The Lord who is powerful in battle * once exposed the bottom of deep sea * and He drew His people through it as on dry land, * while there again He engulfed the enemies, * for He is glorified. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Iambic. Mode 2.

Στίβει θαλάσσης, κυματούμενον σάλον, * Ἤπειρον αὖθις, Ἰσραὴλ δεδειγμένον, * Μέλας δὲ πόντος, τριστάτας Αἰγυπτίων, * Ἔκρυψεν ἄρδην, ὑδατόστρωτος τάφος, * Ῥώμῃ κραταιᾷ, δεξιᾶς τοῦ Δεσπότου.

Israel treaded on the sea’s swelling billow, * which had been rendered once again into dry land. * Then the dark waters concealed all the Egyptian * riders together, as a tomb laid in water, * by the mighty strength of the right of the Master. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon for the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 2.

Στερέωσον ἡμᾶς ἐν σοὶ Κύριε.

Στερέωσον ἡμᾶς ἐν σοὶ Κύριε, ὁ ξύλῳ νεκρώσας τὴν ἁμαρτίαν, καὶ τὸν φόβον σου ἐμφύτευσον, εἰς τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν τῶν ὑμνούντων σε.

Establish us in You, Lord, we pray to You, * who mortified sin by Your crucifixion, * and implant in us the fear of You * within the hearts of Your servants who sing Your praise. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὁ λόγος σαρκωθεὶς ὁ ὑπερούσιος, εἰς λῆξιν τοῦ Νόμου περιετμήθη, ἀπαρχὰς δὲ θείας χάριτος, καὶ ζωῆς ἀκηράτου ἡμῖν δέδωκε.

Made flesh, the transcendent Word was circumcised ⁄ to the fulfillment and end of the law, ⁄ giving us the divine first fruits of grace and incorruptible life. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὁ λόγος σαρκωθεὶς ὁ ὑπερούσιος, εἰς λῆξιν τοῦ Νόμου περιετμήθη, ἀπαρχὰς δὲ θείας χάριτος, καὶ ζωῆς ἀκηράτου ἡμῖν δέδωκε.

Made flesh, the transcendent Word was circumcised ⁄ to the fulfillment and end of the law, ⁄ giving us the divine first fruits of grace and incorruptible life. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τοῦ Νόμου πληρωτὴς ὡς οὐκ ἀντίθεος, ὑπάρχων Χριστὸς σεσαρκωμένος, ἀνεδείχθη καὶ ἠξίωσεν, ἑκών περιτμηθῆναι ὀκταήμερος.

The incarnate Christ showed Himself ⁄ as the divine fulfiller of the law, ⁄ condescending to be circumcised on the eighth day. [OCA]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Στερέωσον ἡμᾶς ἐν σοὶ Κύριε.

Mode 2. N/M (Establish us in You.)

Στερέωσον ἡμᾶς ἐν σοὶ Κύριε.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Παιδείας γεγονὼς ἁπάσης ἔμπλεως, οὐ μόνον τῆς κάτω καὶ πατουμένης πολλῷ μᾶλλον δὲ τῆς κρείττονος ἀνεδείχθης τῷ κόσμῳ φῶς Βασίλειε.

You manifestly trampled down the things of the earth ⁄ with the fullness of all teaching, Basil, ⁄ and the light of a better world. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τῷ φόβῳ τοῦ Κυρίου στοιχειούμενος· ἀρχὴ γὰρ σοφίας, οὗτος ὑπάρχει, τῇ φιλίᾳ τῆς ἀμείνονος, ἐπτερώθης σοφίας ὦ Βασίλειε.

For love of the better part, ⁄ you flew on wings of wisdom, Basil, ⁄ taught in the fear of the Lord, the beginning of wisdom. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Βασίλειε σοφῶς ἐπέβης πράξεως, καὶ πρᾶξιν ἐπίβασιν θεωρίας, θειοτέρας ἐπιδέδειξαι, καὶ τῶν ὄντων τὴν γνῶσιν ἐμυήθης σαφῶς.

You wisely ascended by action, Basil, ⁄ showing deeds to be the way to the most divine contemplation, ⁄ learning well the knowledge of future things. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἀσπόρως ἐν γαστρὶ Θεὸν συνέλαβες, καὶ τίκτεις ἀφράστως σεσαρκωμένον, εἰς ὃν βλέπειν οὐ τολμῶσιν Ἁγνή, οὐρανῶν αἱ Δυνάμεις Ἀειπάρθενε.

Pure and ever Virgin, ⁄ you conceived God in your womb without seed ⁄ and ineffably brought Him forth ⁄ upon whom the hosts of heaven dare not gaze! [OCA]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Καταβασίαι

Katavasias

Κανὼν Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Canon 1. Mode 2.

Ἰσχὺν ὁ διδοὺς τοῖς Βασιλεῦσιν ἡμῶν Κύριος, καὶ κέρας χριστῶν αὐτοῦ ὑψῶν, Παρθένου ἀποτίκτεται, μολεῖ δὲ πρὸς τὸ Βάπτισμα· διὸ πιστοὶ βοήσωμεν, οὔκ ἐστιν Ἅγιος, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὔκ ἐστι δίκαιος πλὴν σοῦ Κύριε.

The Lord who bestows upon our rulers His might and exalts * the horn of His own anointed ones * was born of a pure virgin Maid, and now He goes to baptism. O faithful, let us cry aloud * and say that there is no one holy like our God, * and no one is righteous except for You, O Lord. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Iambic. Mode 2.

Ὅσοι παλαιῶν ἐκλελύμεθα βρόχων, * βορῶν λεόντων συντεθλασμένων μύλας, * ἀγαλλιῶμεν, καὶ πλατύνωμεν στόμα, * Λόγῳ πλέκοντες ἐκ λόγων μελῳδίαν, * ᾯ τῶν πρὸς ἡμᾶς ἥδεται δωρημάτων.

From the ancient snares of the gluttonous lions, * whose teeth are broken, we all have been delivered. * Let us exult, then, and our mouth let us widen, * weaving melody from words unto the Logos, * whose delight it is to bestow gifts upon us. [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.

Remembering our all-holy, immaculate, most 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 offer up 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. By conceiving the wisdom.

Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Ἑξανοίξας τὸ στόμα λόγῳ Θεοῦ, ἐξηρεύξω σοφίαν κήρυξ φωτός, καὶ φρόνημα ἔνθεον, τῇ οἰκουμένῃ κατέσπειρας· τῶν γὰρ Πατέρων ὄντως, κυρώσας τὰ δόγματα, κατὰ Παῦλον ὤφθης, τῆς πίστεως πρόμαχος· ὅθεν καὶ Ἀγγέλων, συμπολίτης ὑπάρχεις, καὶ τούτων συνόμιλος, ἀνεδείχθης μακάριε, Θεοφάντορ Βασίλειε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

When you opened your mouth with the word of God, * you were pouring out wisdom, O herald of light. * You planted throughout the world seeds producing a godly mind. * And you confirmed the doctrines the Fathers had ratified. * Like Paul you were a champion of the Orthodox Christian Faith. * Therefore you are now a fellow citizen of Angels, * O blessed Saint, and indeed their companion in heaven, * father Basil, revealer of God. * Intercede with Christ our God * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to those observing with longing your holy memorial. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος γʹ. Θείας πίστεως.

Mode 3. N/M (Your confession.)

Θείας πίστεως.

Πᾶσαν ἤρδευσας τὴν οἰκουμένην, ὥσπερ ὕδασι ταῖς διδαχαῖς σου, τῆς εὐσεβείας ἐνσπείρας τὰ δόγματα· ἡ τῆς ζωῆς γὰρ πηγὴ ὁ Χριστὸς ἐν σοί, ἐπανεπαύσατο ὄντως Βασίλειε, ὃν ἱκέτευε, ὡς παῤῥησίαν κεκτημένος θεόπνευστε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Like water, you have given the whole world to drink of your teachings: ⁄ the collected dogmas of piety, ⁄ for the well-spring of life truly lived within you, Basil! ⁄ Since you have gained boldness before Him, divinely inspired one, ⁄⁄ beseech Him to grant us great mercy! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Ὁ τῶν ὅλων Κύριος, περιτομὴν ὑπομένει, καὶ βροτῶν τὰ πταίσματα, ὡς ἀγαθὸς περιτέμνει δίδωσι τὴν σωτηρίαν σήμερον κόσμῳ χαίρει δὲ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις καὶ ὁ του Κτίστου, Ἱεράρχης καὶ φωσφόρος, ὁ θεῖος μύστης Χριστοῦ Βασίλειος.

As the Master over all * has undergone circumcision, * so He cuts away the sins * of humankind in His goodness. * On this day, upon the world He bestows salvation. * And on high * does the Creator’s hierarch Basil * now rejoice, for he is known as * a most divine and light-bearing mystic of Christ. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon for the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 2.

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τὴν ἀκοήν.

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τὴν ἀκοὴν τῆς σῆς οἰκονομίας, καὶ ἐδόξασά σε μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

I have heard the report, O Lord, * of your eternal plan for our salvation, * and I glorified You, only benevolent God. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Περιτέμνεσθαι πέπαυται ἀφʼ οὗ Χριστὸς ἑκὼν περιετμήθη, τῶν Ἐθνῶν τὰ πλήθη, σῴζων τῇ χάριτι.

Circumcision has ceased ⁄ for Christ was circumcised of His own will, ⁄ granting the nations remission of sins, ⁄ and saving them by grace. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Περιτέμνεσθαι πέπαυται ἀφʼ οὗ Χριστὸς ἑκὼν περιετμήθη, τῶν Ἐθνῶν τὰ πλήθη, σῴζων τῇ χάριτι.

Circumcision has ceased ⁄ for Christ was circumcised of His own will, ⁄ granting the nations remission of sins, ⁄ and saving them by grace. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τήν του μέλλοντος ἄληκτον, ἡ ὀγδόας ζωὴν ἐξεικονίζει, ἐν ᾗ ὁ Δεσπότης, περιετμήθη Χριστός.

The eighth day, the day on which Christ the Master ⁄ was circumcised in the flesh, ⁄ portrays for us the eternal life of the age to come. [OCA]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τὴν ἀκοήν.

Mode 2. N/M (I have heard.)

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τὴν ἀκοήν.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Καλλωπίζεται ὥσπερ, τῷ τόκῳ Χριστοῦ, ἡ Νύμφη Ἐκκλησία, οὕτω καὶ τῇ μνήμῃ σου Παμμακάριστε.

The Church is adorned as a Bride ⁄ by the birth of the Christ Child ⁄ and by the memorial of St. Basil. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Σεμνυνόμενος τέκνον, ὑπάρχειν Θεοῦ, θεότητα εἰς κτίσιν, εὐσεβῶς Βασίλειε οὐ κατήγαγες.

Honoring the divine Child, ⁄ you reverently taught, Basil, ⁄ that He is not created by the Godhead! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἀταπείνωτος ὤφθης, Θεῷ συμμαχῶν, Βασίλειε ὁ πᾶσι, τῷ αὐτοῦ προστάγματι ταπεινούμενος.

You unashamedly fought for God, ⁄ humbling yourself, Basil, ⁄ before all His ordinances. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Δυσωποῦμέν σε Ἄχραντε, ἡ τὸν Θεὸν ἀσπόρως συλλαβοῦσα, τοῦ ἀεὶ πρεσβεύειν ὑπὲρ τῶν δούλων σου.

Undefiled One, ⁄ who conceived God without seed, ⁄ we entreat you to intercede for your servants. [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Καταβασίαι

Katavasias

Κανὼν Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Canon 1. Mode 2.

Ἀκήκοε Κύριε φωνῇς σου, ὂν εἶπας, Φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν ἐρήμῳ, ὅτε ἐβρόντησας πολλῶν ἐπὶ ὑδάτων, τῷ σῷ μαρτυρούμενος Υἱῷ, ὅλος γεγονὼς τοῦ παρόντος, Πνεύματος δὲ ἐβόησε· Σὺ εἶ Χριστός, Θεοῦ Σοφία καὶ Δύναμις.

When You thundered on the many waters, * O Lord, unto Your Son thus bearing witness, * then he whom You once designated as the voice of the one who cries out in the desert * heard Your voice; and filled with the Spirit there present, he cried aloud and said, * You are the Christ, the wisdom and the power of God. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Iambic. Mode 2.

Πυρσῷ καθαρθεὶς μυστικῆς θεωρίας, * Ὑμνῶν Προφήτης τὴν βροτῶν καινουργίαν, * Ῥήγνυσι γῆρυν, Πνεύματι κροτουμένην, * Σάρκωσιν ἐμφαίνουσαν ἀῤῥήτου Λόγου, * Ὢ τῶν δυναστῶν τὰ κράτη συνετρίβη.

Once purged by the fire of mystical vision, * the Prophet, hymning the renewal of mortals, * cried in a loud voice energized by the Spirit, * telling the ineffable Word’s incarnation. * He it is who crushed the power of the princes. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon for the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 2.

Ὁ τοῦ φωτὸς χορηγός.

Ὁ τοῦ φωτὸς χορηγός, καὶ τῶν αἰώνων ποιητὴς Κύριος, ἐν τῷ φωτὶ τῶν προσταγμάτων, ὁδήγησον ἡμᾶς· ἐκτός σοῦ γὰρ ἄλλον, Θεὸν οὐ γινώσκομεν.

Lord, the provider of light, * and the Creator of the ages, we pray * that You will guide us in the light of Your all-holy commands. * Except for You, we do not know any other God. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Σὺ ἐκ Παρθένου Μητρός, ἀνερμηνεύτως προελθὼν Κύριος, καὶ τὴν βροτῶν μὴ ἀπαξιώσας, ἐνδύσασθαι μορφήν, ὡς βρέφος νομίμως, τὸν Νόμον ἐπλήρωσας.

Not thinking it unworthy to put on the form of mortal man, ⁄ You proceeded from a Virgin Mother ⁄ in ways past understanding, Lord, ⁄ and as a Child, You lawfully fulfilled the Law. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Σὺ ἐκ Παρθένου Μητρός, ἀνερμηνεύτως προελθὼν Κύριος, καὶ τὴν βροτῶν μὴ ἀπαξιώσας, ἐνδύσασθαι μορφήν, ὡς βρέφος νομίμως, τὸν Νόμον ἐπλήρωσας.

Not thinking it unworthy to put on the form of mortal man, ⁄ You proceeded from a Virgin Mother ⁄ in ways past understanding, Lord, ⁄ and as a Child, You lawfully fulfilled the Law. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Νυκτὶ ἐξωμοίωται, ὡς τὴν σκιὰν τὴν νομικὴν στέργουσα, τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ἡ γεννησαμένη, ἐξ ἧς ἀπαστράψαν, τὸ φῶς τό τοῦ κόσμου, Χριστὸς πεφανέρωται.

Loving the shadow of the Law, ⁄ Israel entered into night, ⁄ while Christ, the Light of the world has been revealed, ⁄ Flashing forth from you as lightning, Theotokos. [OCA]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ὁ τοῦ φωτὸς χορηγός.

Mode 2. N/M (Lord, the provider of light.)

Ὁ τοῦ φωτὸς χορηγός.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἄγει διπλῆν ἀληθῶς, ἡ Ἐκκλησία ἑορτὴν σήμερον. Περιτομῆς, ὡς βρέφος Δεσπότου, ὀφθέντος ἐπὶ γῆς, καὶ μνήμης οἰκέτου, σοφοῦ καὶ τρισμάκαρος.

Today the Church worthily honors a twofold Feast: ⁄ the Feast of the Circumcision of the Master ⁄ as a Child who appeared on earth, ⁄ and the memorial of His wise and thrice-blessed servant. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὸ ἀκατάληπτον φῶς, ἀναπαυσάμενον ἐν σοὶ Ὅσιε, φωτιστικὴν λαμπάδα τῷ κόσμῳ, σὲ ἔδειξε Χριστός· διό σου τὴν μνήμην, ὑμνοῦμεν Βασίλειε.

The incomprehensible Light ever rested in you, Saint, ⁄ and Christ has manifested you as a radiant lamp to the world; ⁄ therefore we praise your memory, Basil. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Οὐ νομοθέτης Μωσῆς, οὐ πρὸ τοῦ Νόμου, Ἰωσὴφ γέγονε, τῆς κατὰ σὲ τροφῆς σιτομέτρης· τῆς θείας γὰρ σαρκός, αὐτὸς ἑστιάτωρ, ἐδείχθης Βασίλειε.

Moses the lawgiver, ⁄ and Joseph, who before the Law, distributed corn for food, ⁄ were not equal to you, Basil, ⁄ for you were manifested as a celebrant ⁄ at the breaking of the divine Flesh at the altar. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σοὶ τῇ τεκούσῃ Χριστόν, τὸν τοῦ παντὸς δημιουργὸν κράζομεν· Χαῖρε ἁγνή· Χαῖρε ἡ τὸ φῶς, ἀνατείλασα ἡμῖν· Χαῖρε ἡ χωρήσασα, Θεὸν τὸν ἀχώρητον.

We cry out to you who bore Christ the Creator: ⁄ Rejoice, pure One! ⁄ Rejoice, for you have made the Light to rise for us! ⁄ Rejoice, for you have encompassed the uncircumscribed God! [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Καταβασίαι

Katavasias

Κανὼν Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Canon 1. Mode 2.

Ἰησοῦς ὁ ζωῆς ἀρχηγός, λῦσαι τὸ κατάκριμα ἤκει, Ἀδὰμ τοῦ πρωτοπλάστου, καθαρσίων δέ, ὡς Θεὸς μὴ δεόμενος, τῷ πεσόντι καθαίρεται ἐν τῷ Ἰορδάνῃ, ἐν ᾧ τὴν ἔχθραν κτείνας, ὑπερέχουσαν, πάντα νοῦν εἰρήνην χαρίζεται.

He is Jesus, the Author of life. * He has come to loose the condemnation of first-created Adam. * Being God, and thus not needing to be purified, * in the Jordan He purifies the one who had fallen. * He put to death the enmity, and therefore He grants the peace that passes all understanding. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Iambic. Mode 2.

Ἐχθροῦ ζοφώδους καὶ βεβορβορωμένου, * Ἰὸν καθάρσει Πνεύματος λελουμένοι, * Νέαν προσωρμίσθημεν ἀπλανῆ τρίβον, * Ἄγουσαν ἀπρόσιτον εἰς θυμηδίαν, * Μόνοις προσιτήν, οἷς Θεὸς κατηλλάγη.

The Spirit’s cleansing has washed away from us now * the dark and dirty enemy’s poison venom. * Therefore we have landed on a new unerring * path, which leads to happiness that has no access, * save to them whom God to himself reconciled. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon for the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 2.

Ἄβυσσος ἁμαρτημάτων.

Ἄβυσσος ἁμαρτημάτων, ἐκύκλωσέ με ἐσχάτη, ἀλλʼ ὡς τὸν Προφήτην Ἰωνᾶν, ἀνάγαγε Κύριε, Κύριε, ἐκ φθορᾶς τὴν ζωήν μου.

As I am by sins encompassed, * even as Jonah the Prophet * was encircled by the lowest depth, * I pray You, as he did, O Lord my God: * Raise my life from corruption. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Εἴληφε τέλος ὁ Νόμος, ἀφʼ οὗ Χριστὸς νηπιάσας, καὶ πληρωτὴς τοῦ Νόμου δειχθείς, Περιτομὴν κατεδέξατο, καὶ ἔλυσε τὴν του Νόμου κατάραν.

The Law became of no effect when Christ became a Child, ⁄ and was manifest as the Fulfillment of the Law. ⁄ By accepting circumcision, ⁄ He has set us free from its curse. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Εἴληφε τέλος ὁ Νόμος, ἀφʼ οὗ Χριστὸς νηπιάσας, καὶ πληρωτὴς τοῦ Νόμου δειχθείς, Περιτομὴν κατεδέξατο, καὶ ἔλυσε τὴν του Νόμου κατάραν.

The Law became of no effect when Christ became a Child, ⁄ and was manifest as the Fulfillment of the Law. ⁄ By accepting circumcision, ⁄ He has set us free from its curse. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Σάββατα Περιτομή τε, τὸ φρύαγμα τῶν Ἑβραίων, τοῦ ἐπιφανέντος Χριστοῦ, τῷ νεύματι πέπαυται, καὶ ἔλαμψε τὸ τῆς χάριτος ἔαρ.

Through the Spirit, Christ by appearing ⁄ has caused the Sabbaths and circumcision of the haughty Jews to cease, ⁄ and the spring of grace has shone! [OCA]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ἄβυσσος ἁμαρτημάτων.

Mode 2. (N/M)

Ἄβυσσος ἁμαρτημάτων.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἔθρεψας λιμῷ τακείσας, ψυχὰς πενήτων ἀφθόνως, καὶ τὰς τῶν πεινώντων καρδίας, πάσης ἐνέπλησας, Βασίλειε θεϊκῆς εὐφροσύνης.

You bountifully fed the souls of the poor, ⁄ wasted with hunger, Basil, ⁄ filling their famished hearts with every divine gladness! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἔθρεψας ψυχὰς πεινώσας, τροφῇ τῇ ἐπουρανίῳ· ἄρτος γὰρ Ἀγγέλων ὑπάρχει, ὁ λόγος Βασίλειε· οὗ ἄριστος σιτοδότης ἐγένου.

You fed the souls of the hungry with heavenly food, ⁄ for your Word, Basil, is the bread of angels, ⁄ and you were a generous dispenser of grain. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἤθροισας τῷ τῆς μελίσσης, Βασίλειε φιλοπόνῳ, ἀρετῆς ἁπάσης τὸ ἄνθος· καὶ περιδέξιος, γενόμενος ἐν αὐταῖς μακαρίζῃ.

With love of labor, Basil, ⁄ you gathered every virtue like bees from the flowers. ⁄ Becoming all-wise, you were called blessed. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Βάτος σε ἐν τῷ Σιναίῳ, ἀφλέκτως προσομιλοῦσα, τῷ πυρὶ προγράφει Μητέρα, τὴν ἀειπάρθενον, ἀνύμφευτε Θεοτόκε Μαρία.

Unwedded Theotokos, Mary, ⁄ the bush on Sinai transfigured with fire ⁄ portrayed you, ever-Virgin Mother! [OCA]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Καταβασίαι

Katavasias

Κανὼν Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Canon 1. Mode 2.

Ἡ φωνὴ τοῦ λόγου, ὁ λύχνος τοῦ φωτός, ὁ ἑωσφόρος, ὁ τοῦ Ἡλίου Πρόδρομος, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ. Μετανοεῖτε, πᾶσι βοᾷ τοῖς λαοῖς, καὶ προκαθαίρεσθε· ἰδοὺ γὰρ πάρεστι Χριστός, ἐκ φθορᾶς τὸν κόσμον λυτρουμενος.

The voice of the Logos, the lantern of the Light, the morning star that precedes the Sun, the Forerunner is in the desert, * crying to all the peoples, Repent and beforehand purify yourselves. * Behold, among us is the Christ, who out of corruption redeems the world. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Iambic. Mode 2.

Ἱμερτὸν ἐξέφηνε σὺν πανολβίῳ, * Ἤχῳ Πατήρ, ὂν γαστρὸς ἐξηρεύξατο, * Ναί φησιν οὗτος, συμφυὴς γόνος πέλων, * Φώταυγος ἐξώρουσεν ἀνθρώπων γένους, * Λόγος τε μου ζῶν, καὶ βροτὸς προμηθείᾳ.

With the blessed utterance proclaimed the Father * Him He produced from the womb His beloved Son. * Yes, He said, this is My own connatural offspring, * splendor of My light, now also borne of mankind, * both My living Word, and by providence mortal. [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.

Remembering our all-holy, immaculate, most 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 ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the King of peace and the savior of our souls, 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. )

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Ὤφθης βάσις ἄσειστος τῇ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, νέμων πᾶσιν ἄσυλον, τὴν κυριότητα βροτοῖς, ἐπισφραγίζων σοῖς δόγμασιν, Οὐρανοφάντορ Βασίλειε ὅσιε.

As a base unshakable * you were presented * to the Church, attributing * the full dominion to mankind, * and by your dogmas confirming this, O devout Basil, Revealer of heaven to all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τῆς σωφροσύνης ὁ κρατήρ, τὸ στόμα τῆς σοφίας, καὶ βάσις τῶν δογμάτων, Βασίλειος ὁ μέγας, πᾶσιν ἀστράπτει νοερῶς. Δεῦτε οὖν καὶ στῶμεν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ Θεοῦ, θερμῶς ἐνατενίζοντες, τοῖς θαύμασι τοῖς τούτου τερπόμενοι· καὶ ὥσπερ λαμπηδόνι ἀστραφθέντες τῷ φωτὶ αὐτῶν, θαλφθῶμεν τῷ τοῦ βίου καθαρτικῷ πνεύματι, μιμούμενοι αὐτοῦ τὴν πίστιν, τὴν ζέσιν τὴν ταπείνωσιν· διʼ ὧν οἶκος ἐδείχθη τοῦ ὄντως Θεοῦ· πρὸς ὃν βοῶντες ὑμνοῦμεν· Οὐρανοφάντορ Βασίλειε Ὅσιε.

That goblet of self-control, the mouth of wisdom, and the base of the dogmas, Basil the Great, shines brightly in the hearts of all. So come, and let us stand in the house of God, gazing ardently, and be thrilled by his miracles. And when their lustrous light has made us also shine, * let us be warmed by the purifying spirit of his life, imitating his faith, ardor, and humility, through which he became the house of the true God. And let us extol him and cry out to him: O devout Basil, Revealer of heaven to all. [GKD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

Stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Αʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, ἑορτάζομεν τὴν κατὰ σάρκα Περιτομὴν τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ καὶ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.

On January 1, we celebrate the circumcision in the flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Βασιλείου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Καισαρείας Καππαδοκίας τοῦ Μεγάλου.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Μάρτυς Θεόδοτος ξίφει τελειοῦται.

On this day the holy Martyr Theodotos died by the sword.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Γρηγόριος, ὁ πατὴρ τοῦ Ἁγίου Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

On this day, Saint Gregory, the father of Saint Gregory the Theologian, died in peace.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον 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 Ἑορτῆς.

Canon for the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 2.

Εἰκόνος χρυσῆς.

Εἰκόνος χρυσῆς, ἐν πεδίῳ Δεηρᾷ λατρευομένης, οἱ τρεῖς σου Παῖδες κατεφρόνησαν, ἀθεωτάτου προστάγματος, μέσον δὲ πυρὸς ἐμβληθέντες, δροσιζόμενοι ἔψαλλον· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

The image of gold * was in Babylon on Dura being worshiped. * But Your three Servants showed complete disdain * for that abominable decree. * Thrown into the fiery furnace, * in the midst of it they were bedewed, * singing: Blessed are You, O God of our Fathers. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Λαμπρὰ παμφαῆ, τὰ Γενέθλια Χριστοῦ καὶ τῆς τοῦ μέλλοντος, ἀνακαινίσεως ὑπογράφοντα, τὸ μυστήριον σήμερον· ὅτι νομικῇ διατάξει, ὁ Σωτὴρ περιτέμνεται, οὐχ ὡς Θεός, ἀλλʼ ὡς βροτός, καὶ Νόμου πλήρωμα.

Today the bright and shining birth of Christ ⁄ and the mystery of the coming rebirth are portrayed. ⁄ For the Savior is circumcised according to the decree of the Law, ⁄ not as God but as mortal man, ⁄ yet the Fulfiller of the Law! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Λαμπρὰ παμφαῆ, τὰ Γενέθλια Χριστοῦ καὶ τῆς τοῦ μέλλοντος, ἀνακαινίσεως ὑπογράφοντα, τὸ μυστήριον σήμερον· ὅτι νομικῇ διατάξει, ὁ Σωτὴρ περιτέμνεται, οὐχ ὡς Θεός, ἀλλʼ ὡς βροτός, καὶ Νόμου πλήρωμα.

Today the bright and shining birth of Christ ⁄ and the mystery of the coming rebirth are portrayed. ⁄ For the Savior is circumcised according to the decree of the Law, ⁄ not as God but as mortal man, ⁄ yet the Fulfiller of the Law! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τὸν Νόμον πληρῶν, ὁ του Νόμου Ποιητὴς τὴν σάρκα σήμερον, ἐθελουσίως περιτέμνεται, περιτομὴν ἐργαζόμενος, τοῦ τῆς ἁμαρτίας χειμῶνος, καὶ κραυγάζειν δωρούμενος· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Today the Maker of the Law ⁄ is voluntarily circumcised, ⁄ thus fulfilling it and circumcising our sins, ⁄ causing us to cry: Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Εἰκόνος χρυσῆς.

Mode 2. N/M (The image of gold.)

Εἰκόνος χρυσῆς.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Εἰκὼν τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ Υἱός καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ τὸ Πνεῦμα πέφηνε· σὺ δὲ τοῦ Πνεύματος ὦ Βασίλειε, ἀκηλίδωτον ἔσοπτρον, οἶκός τε τῆς ὅλης Τριάδος· μακαρία ἡ μνήμη σου· καὶ οἱ δοξάζοντες αὐτήν, ἀντιδοξάζονται.

The Son has appeared as an image of the Father, ⁄ and the Spirit as an image of the Son: ⁄ and you, Basil, are a clear glass and a dwelling of the Trinity. ⁄ Your memory is blessed, ⁄ and those who glorify it shall themselves be glorified! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Βυθίσας τὸν νοῦν, εἰς τὰ βάθη τοῦ Θεοῦ τὰ ἀκατάληπτα, καὶ συλλεξάμενος τὸν πολύτιμον, σὺ μαργαρίτην τῆς γνώσεως, ἐπλούτισας τὸν κόσμον σοφίᾳ, καὶ κραυγάζειν ἐδίδαξας· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

You plunged your mind into the depth ⁄ of the incomprehensible things of God, ⁄ and collecting the most precious pearl of knowledge, ⁄ you enriched the world with wisdom, ⁄ teaching it to cry: ⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὦ σύμπνοια νοῦ, ἱερά τε ξυνωρὶς ἡ ὥσπερ μία ψυχή, ἐν δυσὶ σώμασιν ἀδιαίρετος, ἐν Γρηγορίῳ Βασίλειος, πόθῳ θεϊκῷ συνημμένοι, ἐν Βασιλείῳ Γρηγόριος, νῦν ἱκετεύσατε Χριστόν, ὑπὲρ τῆς ποίμνης ὑμῶν.

You both were as one soul in two bodies: ⁄ Gregory in Basil and Basil in Gregory, ⁄ united by divine love. ⁄ Pray now to Christ for your flock. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὲ βάτον Μωσῆς, ἐν τῷ ὅρει τῷ Σινᾷ πυρπολουμένην Ἁγνή, προεθεώρει τὴν ἐνέγκασαν, ἀκαταφλέκτως τὴν ἄστεκτον, αἴγλην τῆς ἀῤῥήτου Οὐσίας, ἑνωθείσης παχύτητι, σαρκὸς μιᾶς τῶν ἐν αὐτῇ, ἁγίων ὑποστάσεων.

Moses foresaw you on Mount Sinai as pure as the burning bush, ⁄ receiving unconsumed the unbearable brightness ⁄ of the Ineffable One who was united in you ⁄ as one of the Holy Persons, ⁄ to the flesh of mankind. [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Καταβασίαι

Katavasias

Κανὼν Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Canon 1. Mode 2.

Νέους εὐσεβεῖς, καμίνῳ πυρὸς προσομιλήσαντας, διασυρίζον πνεῦμα δρόσου, ἀβλαβεῖς διεφύλαξε, καὶ θείου Ἀγγέλου συγκατάβασις· ὅθεν ἐν φλογὶ δροσιζόμενοι, εὐχαρίστως ἀνέμελπον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

When the pious youths were thrown in the furnace all aflame with fire, * the Angel of the Lord went down with them and drove out the fiery flame * and moist whistling wind preserved them free of harm. * Being thus refreshed in the flames, they gave glory, singing in gratitude. * O supremely praised and most exalted Lord and God of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Iambic. Mode 2.

Ἔφλεξε ῥείθρῳ τῶν δρακόντων τὰς κάρας. * Ὁ τῆς καμίνου τὴν μετάρσιον φλόγα, * Νέους φέρουσαν εὐσεβεῖς κατευνάσας, * Τὴν δυσκάθεκτον ἀχλὺν ἐξ ἁμαρτίας, * Ὅλην πλύνει δέ, τῇ δρόσῳ τοῦ Πνεύματος.

He who impeded once the towering fire * within the furnace that held the pious young men * burned the dragons’ heads in the streams of the river, * and the stubborn stain of sin He has completely * washed away therein, with the dew of the Spirit. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon for the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 2.

Τὸν ἀῤῥήτῳ σοφίᾳ.

Τὸν ἀῤῥήτῳ σοφίᾳ, συστησάμενον πάντα Θεὸν Λόγον, καὶ ἐκ μὴ ὄντων, εἰς τὸ εἶναι παραγαγόντα, εὐλογεῖτε τὰ ἔργα ὡς Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

With ineffable wisdom * God the Logos constructed all creation * from nonexistence He brought the universe into being. * All you works of the Lord, bless Him as your Lord, * and exalt Him beyond measure unto all the ages. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τῇ ὀγδόῃ ἡμέρᾳ, περιτέμνεται ὡς βρέφος ὁ Δεσπότης, τὴν Ἰησοῦ τε, δέχεται προσηγορίαν· ὅτι τοῦ κόσμου Σωτήρ, ὑπάρχει καὶ Κύριος.

The Master was circumcised on the eighth day, ⁄ and He received the Name of Jesus, ⁄ for He is the Savior and the Lord of all the world. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τῇ ὀγδόῃ ἡμέρᾳ, περιτέμνεται ὡς βρέφος ὁ Δεσπότης, τὴν Ἰησοῦ τε, δέχεται προσηγορίαν· ὅτι τοῦ κόσμου Σωτήρ, ὑπάρχει καὶ Κύριος.

The Master was circumcised on the eighth day, ⁄ and He received the Name of Jesus, ⁄ for He is the Savior and the Lord of all the world. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τῶν Χριστοῦ Γενεθλίων, ἐπαξίως τῇ ὀγδόῃ συνεζεύχθη, τοῦ Ἱεράρχου, ἡ πανένδοξος μνήμη· ἣν γεραίροντες πίστει, ὑμνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

The most glorious memorial of the Bishop ⁄ is joined to the Feast of the Nativity of Christ. ⁄ Honoring both the feasts, ⁄ we sing the praises of the Lord! [OCA]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τὸν ἀῤῥήτῳ σοφίᾳ.

Mode 2. N/M (With ineffable wisdom.)

Τὸν ἀῤῥήτῳ σοφίᾳ.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὸν ἀφράστῳ προνοίᾳ, δωρησάμενον Βασίλειον τῷ κόσμῳ, φῶς εὐσεβείας, σάλπιγγά τε Θεολογίας, εὐλογεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Basil, the light of godliness and trumpet of theology ⁄ has been given to the world ⁄ in an ineffable dispensation. ⁄ All works of the Lord, bless the Lord! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὸν δαψιλεῖ ἐνεργείᾳ, ἐνοικήσαντα τῷ σοφῷ Βασιλείῳ, καὶ δʼ αὐτοῦ, εὐσεβῶς θεολογηθέντα, εὐλογεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

A generous and active power ⁄ dwelt in the wise Basil, ⁄ and he discoursed with reverence on the nature of God: ⁄ All works of the Lord, bless the Lord! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Οἱ τῶν θείων σου λόγων, ἀπολαβόντες Βασίλειε ἀπαύστως, ἐν τῇ σῇ μνήμῃ, πανηγυρίζοντες βοῶμεν· Εὐλογεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Ever delighting in your divine words ⁄ and praising your memory, we cry, Basil: ⁄ All works of the Lord, bless the Lord! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὸν ἐκ Πατρὸς προελθόντα, προαιώνιον καὶ ἄχρονον Θεὸν Λόγον, καὶ ἐπʼ ἐσχάτων, ἀνατείλαντα ἐκ Παρθένου, εὐλογεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

All works of the Lord, bless God the Word, ⁄ pre-eternal and timeless, ⁄ proceeding from the Father, ⁄ and in these latter days arising from the Virgin! [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Καταβασίαι

Katavasias

Μυστήριον παράδοξον, ἡ Βαβυλῶνος ἔδειξε κάμινος, πηγάσασα, δρόσον, ὅτι ῥείθροις ἔμελλεν, ἄϋλον πῦρ εἰσδέχεσθαι ὁ Ἰορδάνης, καὶ στέγειν σαρκί, βαπτιζόμενον τὸν Κτίστην, ὂν εὐλογοῦσι Λαοί, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦσιν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The furnace once in Babylon displayed a paradoxical mystery by pouring out moisture: * that the Jordan was to receive in its streams the immaterial fire, * and hold the Creator when He was being baptized. * Him do the peoples all bless and exalt supremely unto all the ages. [SD]

Κανὼν Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Canon 1. Mode 2.

Ἰαμβικός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Iambic. Mode 2.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Ἐλευθέρα μὲν ἡ κτίσις γνωρίζεται, * Υἱοὶ δὲ φωτός, οἱ πρὶν ἐσκοτισμένοι. * Μόνος στενάζει, τοῦ σκότους ὁ προστάτης. * Νῦν εὐλογείτω συντόνως τὸν αἴτιον· * Ἡ πρὶν τάλαινα τῶν Ἐθνῶν παγκληρία.

The created world exults in its liberty, * and sons of the light are they who once were darkened. * Only the champion of darkness is groaning. * Now let the formerly wretched inheritance * of the Nations bless eagerly Him who caused this. [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Ὤφθης βάσις ἄσειστος τῇ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, νέμων πᾶσιν ἄσυλον, τὴν κυριότητα βροτοῖς, ἐπισφραγίζων σοῖς δόγμασιν, Οὐρανοφάντορ Βασίλειε ὅσιε.

As a base unshakable * you were presented * to the Church, attributing * the full dominion to mankind, * and by your dogmas confirming this, O devout Basil, Revealer of heaven to all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τῆς σωφροσύνης ὁ κρατήρ, τὸ στόμα τῆς σοφίας, καὶ βάσις τῶν δογμάτων, Βασίλειος ὁ μέγας, πᾶσιν ἀστράπτει νοερῶς. Δεῦτε οὖν καὶ στῶμεν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ Θεοῦ, θερμῶς ἐνατενίζοντες, τοῖς θαύμασι τοῖς τούτου τερπόμενοι· καὶ ὥσπερ λαμπηδόνι ἀστραφθέντες τῷ φωτὶ αὐτῶν, θαλφθῶμεν τῷ τοῦ βίου καθαρτικῷ πνεύματι, μιμούμενοι αὐτοῦ τὴν πίστιν, τὴν ζέσιν τὴν ταπείνωσιν· διʼ ὧν οἶκος ἐδείχθη τοῦ ὄντως Θεοῦ· πρὸς ὃν βοῶντες ὑμνοῦμεν· Οὐρανοφάντορ Βασίλειε Ὅσιε.

That goblet of self-control, the mouth of wisdom, and the base of the dogmas, Basil the Great, shines brightly in the hearts of all. So come, and let us stand in the house of God, gazing ardently, and be thrilled by his miracles. And when their lustrous light has made us also shine, * let us be warmed by the purifying spirit of his life, imitating his faith, ardor, and humility, through which he became the house of the true God. And let us extol him and cry out to him: O devout Basil, Revealer of heaven to all. [GKD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

Stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Αʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, ἑορτάζομεν τὴν κατὰ σάρκα Περιτομὴν τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ καὶ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.

On January 1, we celebrate the circumcision in the flesh of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Βασιλείου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Καισαρείας Καππαδοκίας τοῦ Μεγάλου.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Μάρτυς Θεόδοτος ξίφει τελειοῦται.

On this day the holy Martyr Theodotos died by the sword.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Γρηγόριος, ὁ πατὴρ τοῦ Ἁγίου Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

On this day, Saint Gregory, the father of Saint Gregory the Theologian, died in peace.

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

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

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῶν Φώτων Αʹ καὶ Βʹ

Katavasias of Epiphany I and II

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Ode i. Mode 2.

Βυθοῦ ἀνεκάλυψε πυθμένα καὶ διὰ ξηρᾶς οἰκείους ἕλκει, ἐν αὐτῷ κατακαλύψας ἀντιπάλους, ὁ κραταιός, ἐν πολέμοις Κύριος, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

The Lord who is powerful in battle * once exposed the bottom of deep sea * and He drew His people through it as on dry land, * while there again He engulfed the enemies, * for He is glorified. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός. Ἦχος βʹ.

Iambic. Mode 2.

Στίβει θαλάσσης, κυματούμενον σάλον, * Ἤπειρον αὖθις, Ἰσραὴλ δεδειγμένον, * Μέλας δὲ πόντος, τριστάτας Αἰγυπτίων, * Ἔκρυψεν ἄρδην, ὑδατόστρωτος τάφος, * Ῥώμῃ κραταιᾷ, δεξιᾶς τοῦ Δεσπότου.

Israel treaded on the sea’s swelling billow, * which had been rendered once again into dry land. * Then the dark waters concealed all the Egyptian * riders together, as a tomb laid in water, * by the mighty strength of the right of the Master. [SD]

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Ἰσχὺν ὁ διδοὺς τοῖς Βασιλεῦσιν ἡμῶν Κύριος, καὶ κέρας χριστῶν αὐτοῦ ὑψῶν, Παρθένου ἀποτίκτεται, μολεῖ δὲ πρὸς τὸ Βάπτισμα· διὸ πιστοὶ βοήσωμεν, οὔκ ἐστιν Ἅγιος, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὔκ ἐστι δίκαιος πλὴν σοῦ Κύριε.

The Lord who bestows upon our rulers His might and exalts * the horn of His own anointed ones * was born of a pure virgin Maid, and now He goes to baptism. O faithful, let us cry aloud * and say that there is no one holy like our God, * and no one is righteous except for You, O Lord. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός.

Iambic.

Ὅσοι παλαιῶν ἐκλελύμεθα βρόχων, * βορῶν λεόντων συντεθλασμένων μύλας, * ἀγαλλιῶμεν, καὶ πλατύνωμεν στόμα, * Λόγῳ πλέκοντες ἐκ λόγων μελῳδίαν, * ᾯ τῶν πρὸς ἡμᾶς ἥδεται δωρημάτων.

From the ancient snares of the gluttonous lions, * whose teeth are broken, we all have been delivered. * Let us exult, then, and our mouth let us widen, * weaving melody from words unto the Logos, * whose delight it is to bestow gifts upon us. [SD]

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ἀκήκοε Κύριε φωνῇς σου, ὂν εἶπας, Φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν ἐρήμῳ, ὅτε ἐβρόντησας πολλῶν ἐπὶ ὑδάτων, τῷ σῷ μαρτυρούμενος Υἱῷ, ὅλος γεγονὼς τοῦ παρόντος, Πνεύματος δὲ ἐβόησε· Σὺ εἶ Χριστός, Θεοῦ Σοφία καὶ Δύναμις.

When You thundered on the many waters, * O Lord, unto Your Son thus bearing witness, * then he whom You once designated as the voice of the one who cries out in the desert * heard Your voice; and filled with the Spirit there present, he cried aloud and said, * You are the Christ, the wisdom and the power of God. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός.

Iambic.

Πυρσῷ καθαρθεὶς μυστικῆς θεωρίας, * Ὑμνῶν Προφήτης τὴν βροτῶν καινουργίαν, * Ῥήγνυσι γῆρυν, Πνεύματι κροτουμένην, * Σάρκωσιν ἐμφαίνουσαν ἀῤῥήτου Λόγου, * Ὢ τῶν δυναστῶν τὰ κράτη συνετρίβη.

Once purged by the fire of mystical vision, * the Prophet, hymning the renewal of mortals, * cried in a loud voice energized by the Spirit, * telling the ineffable Word’s incarnation. * He it is who crushed the power of the princes. [SD]

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ἰησοῦς ὁ ζωῆς ἀρχηγός, λῦσαι τὸ κατάκριμα ἤκει, Ἀδὰμ τοῦ πρωτοπλάστου, καθαρσίων δέ, ὡς Θεὸς μὴ δεόμενος, τῷ πεσόντι καθαίρεται ἐν τῷ Ἰορδάνῃ, ἐν ᾧ τὴν ἔχθραν κτείνας, ὑπερέχουσαν, πάντα νοῦν εἰρήνην χαρίζεται.

He is Jesus, the Author of life. * He has come to loose the condemnation of first-created Adam. * Being God, and thus not needing to be purified, * in the Jordan He purifies the one who had fallen. * He put to death the enmity, and therefore He grants the peace that passes all understanding. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός.

Iambic.

Ἐχθροῦ ζοφώδους καὶ βεβορβορωμένου, * Ἰὸν καθάρσει Πνεύματος λελουμένοι, * Νέαν προσωρμίσθημεν ἀπλανῆ τρίβον, * Ἄγουσαν ἀπρόσιτον εἰς θυμηδίαν, * Μόνοις προσιτήν, οἷς Θεὸς κατηλλάγη.

The Spirit’s cleansing has washed away from us now * the dark and dirty enemy’s poison venom. * Therefore we have landed on a new unerring * path, which leads to happiness that has no access, * save to them whom God to himself reconciled. [SD]

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ἡ φωνὴ τοῦ λόγου, ὁ λύχνος τοῦ φωτός, ὁ ἑωσφόρος, ὁ τοῦ Ἡλίου Πρόδρομος, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ. Μετανοεῖτε, πᾶσι βοᾷ τοῖς λαοῖς, καὶ προκαθαίρεσθε· ἰδοὺ γὰρ πάρεστι Χριστός, ἐκ φθορᾶς τὸν κόσμον λυτρουμενος.

The voice of the Logos, the lantern of the Light, the morning star that precedes the Sun, the Forerunner is in the desert, * crying to all the peoples, Repent and beforehand purify yourselves. * Behold, among us is the Christ, who out of corruption redeems the world. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός.

Iambic.

Ἱμερτὸν ἐξέφηνε σὺν πανολβίῳ, * Ἤχῳ Πατήρ, ὂν γαστρὸς ἐξηρεύξατο, * Ναί φησιν οὗτος, συμφυὴς γόνος πέλων, * Φώταυγος ἐξώρουσεν ἀνθρώπων γένους, * Λόγος τε μου ζῶν, καὶ βροτὸς προμηθείᾳ.

With the blessed utterance proclaimed the Father * Him He produced from the womb His beloved Son. * Yes, He said, this is My own connatural offspring, * splendor of My light, now also borne of mankind, * both My living Word, and by providence mortal. [SD]

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Νέους εὐσεβεῖς, καμίνῳ πυρὸς προσομιλήσαντας, διασυρίζον πνεῦμα δρόσου, ἀβλαβεῖς διεφύλαξε, καὶ θείου Ἀγγέλου συγκατάβασις· ὅθεν ἐν φλογὶ δροσιζόμενοι, εὐχαρίστως ἀνέμελπον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

When the pious youths were thrown in the furnace all aflame with fire, * the Angel of the Lord went down with them and drove out the fiery flame * and moist whistling wind preserved them free of harm. * Being thus refreshed in the flames, they gave glory, singing in gratitude. * O supremely praised and most exalted Lord and God of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός.

Iambic.

Ἔφλεξε ῥείθρῳ τῶν δρακόντων τὰς κάρας. * Ὁ τῆς καμίνου τὴν μετάρσιον φλόγα, * Νέους φέρουσαν εὐσεβεῖς κατευνάσας, * Τὴν δυσκάθεκτον ἀχλὺν ἐξ ἁμαρτίας, * Ὅλην πλύνει δέ, τῇ δρόσῳ τοῦ Πνεύματος.

He who impeded once the towering fire * within the furnace that held the pious young men * burned the dragons’ heads in the streams of the river, * and the stubborn stain of sin He has completely * washed away therein, with the dew of the Spirit. [SD]

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Μυστήριον παράδοξον, ἡ Βαβυλῶνος ἔδειξε κάμινος, πηγάσασα, δρόσον, ὅτι ῥείθροις ἔμελλεν, ἄϋλον πῦρ εἰσδέχεσθαι ὁ Ἰορδάνης, καὶ στέγειν σαρκί, βαπτιζόμενον τὸν Κτίστην, ὂν εὐλογοῦσι Λαοί, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦσιν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The furnace once in Babylon displayed a paradoxical mystery by pouring out moisture: * that the Jordan was to receive in its streams the immaterial fire, * and hold the Creator when He was being baptized. * Him do the peoples all bless and exalt supremely unto all the ages. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός.

Iambic.

Ἐλευθέρα μὲν ἡ κτίσις γνωρίζεται, * Υἱοὶ δὲ φωτός, οἱ πρὶν ἐσκοτισμένοι. * Μόνος στενάζει, τοῦ σκότους ὁ προστάτης. * Νῦν εὐλογείτω συντόνως τὸν αἴτιον· * Ἡ πρὶν τάλαινα τῶν Ἐθνῶν παγκληρία.

The created world exults in its liberty, * and sons of the light are they who once were darkened. * Only the champion of darkness is groaning. * Now let the formerly wretched inheritance * of the Nations bless eagerly Him who caused this. [SD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Θʹ Ὠδήν.

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

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon for the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode 2. Heirmos.

Ἡ τὸν πρὸ ἡλίου φωστῆρα.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὴν τιμιωτέραν, τῶν ἄνω στρατευμάτων.

O my soul, magnify her who is higher in honor than the heavenly armies.

Ἡ τὸν πρὸ ἡλίου φωστῆρα, τὸν Θεὸν ἑξανατείλαντα, σωματικῶς ἡμῖν ἐπιδημήσαντα, ἐκ λαγόνων παρθενικῶν, ἀφράστως σωματώσασα, εὐλογημένη πάναγνε σὲ Θεοτόκε μεγαλύνομεν.

Lady, from your virginal belly * you ineffably embodied God, * the luminary who arose before the sun, * and the One who came down to us * and dwelt among us bodily. * O blessed and all-holy one, * you, O Theotokos, do we magnify. [SD]

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὸν κατὰ τὸν Νόμον, σαρκὶ περιτμηθέντα.

O my soul, magnify the Lord who according to the Law received circumcision.

Ἡ τὸν πρὸ ἡλίου φωστῆρα, τὸν Θεὸν ἑξανατείλαντα, σωματικῶς ἡμῖν ἐπιδημήσαντα, ἐκ λαγόνων παρθενικῶν, ἀφράστως σωματώσασα, εὐλογημένη πάναγνε σὲ Θεοτόκε μεγαλύνομεν.

Lady, from your virginal belly * you ineffably embodied God, * the luminary who arose before the sun, * and the One who came down to us * and dwelt among us bodily. * O blessed and all-holy one, * you, O Theotokos, do we magnify. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὸν ἐν τῇ ὀγδόῃ, περιτομὴν λαβόντα.

O my soul, magnify the Lord who on the eighth day received circumcision.

Ὑπερβὰς τοὺς ὅρους Χριστός, τῆς ἀνθρωπίνης ὅλης φύσεως, ὑπερφυῶς ἐκ Παρθένου ἀποτίκτεται, καὶ τὸ γράμμα τὸ νομικόν, καθὼς διακελεύεται, τὴν σάρκα περιτέμνεται, καὶ πληρωτὴς τοῦ Νόμου δείκνυται.

Christ the Savior did from a Virgin * come forth extraordinarily, * for He surpassed the bounds of human nature all. * He fulfilled the Mosaic Law * when He was duly circumcised * in the flesh according as the letter of the Law prescribed. [SD]

Σήμερον ὁ Δεσπότης, σαρκὶ περιετμήθη, καὶ Ἰησοῦς ἐκλήθη.

Today the Master was circumcised in the flesh, and He was called Jesus.

Δεῦτε τοῦ Δεσπότου τὰ ἔνδοξα, Χριστοῦ ὀνομαστήρια, ἐν ἁγιότητι πανηγυρίσωμεν· Ἰησοῦς γάρ θεοπρεπῶς, ἀνηγόρευται σήμερον· σὺν τούτοις καὶ τὴν μνήμην δέ, τοῦ Ἱεράρχου μεγαλύνωμεν.

Come, let us with holiness celebrate the glorious festivities * as we observe the Name Day of the Master Christ. * For He is named Jesus today * in a manner befitting God. * And also let us magnify the memorial of the Hierarch. [SD]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ἡ τὸν πρὸ ἡλίου φωστῆρα.

Mode 2. Lady, from your virginal belly.

Ἡ τὸν πρὸ ἡλίου φωστῆρα.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὸν ἐν Ἱεράρχαις, Βασίλειον τὸν Μέγαν.

O my soul, magnify one great among the hierarchs, our holy father Basil.

Τοῦ Ἀρχιποίμενος ὡς πρόβατον, πιστὸν Χριστοῦ Βασίλειε, τοῖς ζωηφόροις ἴχνεσιν ἐπηκολούθησας· τῷ τυράννῳ γὰρ τὴν σαυτοῦ, ψυχὴν Πάτερ προδέδωκας, προκινδυνεύων ἄριστα, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας παμμακάριστε.

Basil, inasmuch as you are a faithful sheep of the Chief Shepherd Christ, * you followed in His steps, for they were full of life. * You delivered your very life, O father, to the tyrant king, * and for the Church you valiantly braved danger, O all-blessed one. [SD]

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὸν ἐκ Καισαρείας, Βασίλειον τὸν Μέγαν.

O my soul, magnify Basil the Great who hailed from Caesarea.

Τὸ τῆς Ἐκκλησίας πανίερον, Χριστοῦ κατιδὼν σύστημα, ὑπὸ τῆς σῆς κοσμούμενον Ἱεραρχίας σοφέ, ὁ πανώλης ἐμβροντηθείς, καταπέπτωκε τύραννος· τὴν γὰρ ἐν σοὶ τοῦ Πνεύματος, αἴγλην οὐκ ἤνεγκε Βασίλειε.

When that most pernicious of tyrants saw the sacred body of the Church * of Christ to be adorned and put in order by * your episcopacy, O Basil, he was thunderstruck and fell. * For he could not endure the bright * light of the Spirit that abode in you. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τῆς τρισυποστάτου, καὶ ἀδιαιρέτου, Θεότητος τὸ κράτος.

O my soul, magnify the power of the Godhead that is three hypostases and also undivided.

Τῆς τῶν Ἀποστόλων καθέδρας, τῆς χορείας τε τῶν Ἀθλοφόρων, Χριστοῦ Πατριαρχῶν σκηνῆς, καὶ τῶν Δικαίων τρυφῆς, τῆς χορείας τε τῶν Προφητῶν, ἠξιώθης Βασίλειε· τῆς Θεοτόκου μύστης γάρ, καὶ τῆς Τριάδος λάτρις γέγονας.

You were counted worthy, O Basil, of the Apostles’ teaching chair, * the chorus of the medal-winning martyrs of Christ, * the tent of the Patriarchs, delight of Prophets and the Just, * O mystic of the Mother of God, * and worshipper of the Trinity. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὴν λυτρωσαμένην, ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς κατάρας.

O my soul, magnify the ever-virgin Maid who from the curse has redeemed us.

Ὁ τὰ ὑπερῷα ἐν ὕδασι, στεγάζων μόνος Κύριος, ἀναχαιτίζων θάλασσαν ἀβύσσους τε, ὁ ξηραίνων ἐκ σοῦ Ἁγνὴ τὴν σάρκα προσλαβόμενος, ἐκ Βηθλεὲμ ἐπείγεται, πρὸς Ἰορδάνην βαπτισθῆναι σαρκί.

He who covers His upper chambers with the waters as the only Lord, * and who restrains the sea and caused the deep abyss * to become dry, and who assumed the flesh from you, O Virgin pure, * goes urgently from Bethlehem * to Jordan to be baptized in the flesh. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Καταβασίαι

Katavasias

Κανὼν Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Canon 1. Mode 2.

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.

Ἀπορεῖ πᾶσα γλῶσσα, εὐφημεῖν πρὸς ἀξίαν ἰλιγγιᾷ δὲ νοῦς καὶ ὑπερκόσμιος, ὑμνεῖν σε Θεοτόκε, ὅμως ἀγαθὴ ὑπάρχουσα, τὴν πίστιν δέχου, καὶ γὰρ τὸν πόθον οἶδας, τὸν ἔνθεον ἡμῶν· σὺ γὰρ Χριστιανῶν εἶ προστάτις, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Every tongue is dumbfounded to extol as is worthy; * a super-mundane mind is dizzied praising you with hymns, O Theotokos. * Nonetheless accept our faith, since you are full of goodness, * for you have seen our longing indeed inspired by God. * Lady, as the protectress of Christians, you do we magnify. [SD]

Ἰαμβικός.

Iambic.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὴν λυτρωσαμένην, ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς κατάρας.

O my soul, magnify the ever-virgin Maid who from the curse has redeemed us.

Ὢ τῶν ὑπὲρ νοῦν, τοῦ τόκου σου θαυμάτων! * Νύμφη πάναγνε, Μῆτερ εὐλογημένη, * Διʼ ἧς τυχόντες παντελοῦς σωτηρίας, * Ἐπάξιον κροτοῦμεν ὡς εὐεργέτῃ, * Δῶρον φέροντες ὕμνον εὐχαριστίας.

O all spotless Bride, surpassing comprehension * are the wonders of your childbirth, blessed Mother! * Through you obtaining comprehensive salvation, * we bring you a gift in striking up this worthy * hymn of gratitude to you our Benefactress. [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.

Remembering our all-holy, immaculate, most 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 ἀναπέμπουσι, 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 γʹ. Ἐν Πνεύματι τῷ Ἱερῷ.

Mode 3. The Elder in the Temple.

Ἐν Πνεύματι τῷ Ἱερῷ.

Φιλοσοφίας ἔρωτι, περιέτεμες Πάτερ, τὸ τῆς ψυχῆς σου κάλυμμα, καὶ τῷ κόσμῳ ἐδείχθης, ὡς ἥλιος τοῖς θαύμασι, καὶ πιστῶν κατηύγασας, τὰς διανοίας θεόφρον, τῆς Τριάδος ὁ λάτρις, ὦ Βασίλειε σοφέ, καὶ μύστης τῆς Θεοτόκου.

You circumcised the covering * of your soul, holy father, * enamored with philosophy; * and in the world you shone forth * like the sun by your miracles, * thus enlightening the minds * of the believers, O Basil * the wise and godly-minded * worshipper of the Trinity, * and mystic of the Theotokos. [SD]

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἐν Πνεύματι τῷ Ἱερῷ.

Mode 3. The Elder in the Temple.

Ἐν Πνεύματι τῷ Ἱερῷ.

Τὴν σάρκα περιτέμνεται, ὁ τὸν Νόμον πληρώσας, ὡς βρέφος ὀκταήμερον, τῶν αἰώνων ὁ Κτίστης· καὶ σπάργανα εἱλίσσεται, ὡς βροτὸς καὶ γάλακτι, ἐκτρέφεται ὁ τὰ πάντα, τῇ ἀπείρῳ ἰσχύϊ, ὡς Θεὸς διακρατῶν, καὶ τῇ ῥοπῇ διεξάγων.

The fulfiller of His own Law, * the Creator of the ages, * is circumcised in the flesh * as an eight-day old infant. * And He is wrapped in swaddling clothes * as a mortal and is nursed * on milk, even while maintaining * in His infinite power * the entire world as God, * who by His act orders all things. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Lauds. Mode pl. 1.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

   

Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Χαίροις ἀσκητικῶν.

Mode pl. 1. Rejoice.

Χαίροις ἀσκητικῶν.

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]

Φέρει περιτομὴν ἐν σαρκί, ὁ ἐκ Πατρὸς ἄνευ τομῆς τε καὶ ῥεύσεως, ἀφράστως τεχθεὶς ὡς Λόγος, καὶ ὡς Θεὸς ἐκ Θεοῦ, ἐν ἀτρέπτῳ μένων τῇ Θεότητι· διὸ κατὰ Νόμον, ὁ ὑπὲρ Νόμον γενόμενος, κατάρας Νόμου, ἐκλυτροῦται τοὺς ἅπαντας, καὶ τὴν ἄνωθεν, εὐλογίαν δεδώρηται. Ὅθεν τὴν ὑπεράγαθον, αὐτοῦ συγκατάβασιν, ἀνευφημοῦντες ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ εὐχαρίστως δοξάζομεν, αὐτὸν δυσωποῦντες, ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν δοθῆναι, τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

He who avoiding scission or flux * was from the Father born as Logos, and God from God, * ineffably as an infant * is in the flesh circumcised * remaining unaltered in Divinity. * And so in accordance with * His own Law, He who is beyond * the Law now ransoms * from the Law’s curse the human race, * and He has bestowed heaven’s blessing upon us all. * Therefore we worthily extol and praise Him with gratitude, * and His superlative goodness and condescension we glorify; * and earnestly praying, * we implore Him to bestow His great mercy on our souls. [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]

Θέσει υἱὸς Θεοῦ γεγονώς, ἀναγεννήσει τῇ τοῦ θείου Βαπτίσματος, τὸν φύσει καὶ ἀληθείᾳ, καὶ πρὸ αἰώνων Υἱόν, τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ Λόγον ὁμοούσιον, Πατρὶ καὶ συνάναρχον, ὡμολόγησας Ὅσιε· αἱρετικῶν δέ, τὰ ἀπύλωτα στόματα, τῇ λαμπρότητι, τῶν σῶν λόγων ἐνέφραξας. Ὅθεν καὶ τὰ Βασίλεια, τὰ ἄνω κατῴκησας, συμβασιλεύων τῷ μόνῳ, καὶ φυσικῶς βασιλεύοντι, Χριστῷ τῷ πλουσίως, διανέμοντι τῷ κόσμῳ, τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

As an adopted son of God * being reborn by holy baptism, you confessed * that He, who in truth and nature * before the ages is Son * and Logos of God, is unoriginate * along with the Father and coessential, O holy one. * And with the brilliance of your words and your treatises * you have stopped the unbridled mouths of the heretics. * Therefore your residence is in the palaces there on high; * you reign together with Christ who alone does naturally rule as King. * O Basil, entreat Him * who abundantly distributes great mercy to the world. [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]

Ἔνδον ἐπουρανίου Ναοῦ, ὡς Ἱεράρχης ἱερὸς προσεχώρησας, τὴν πρᾶξιν καὶ θεωρίαν, τὰς τῆς σοφίας ἀρχάς, ὡς στολὴν ἁγίαν περικείμενος, καὶ νῦν εἰς τὸ ἄνω, θυσιαστήριον Ὅσιε, ἱερατεύων, καὶ Θεῷ παριστάμενος, καὶ τὴν ἄϋλον, λειτουργίαν τελούμενος, μέμνησο συμπαθέστατε, παμμάκαρ Βασίλειε, τῶν ἐκτελούντων τὴν μνήμην, τὴν ἱερὰν σου καὶ πάντιμον, Χριστὸν ἱκετεύων, τὸν παρέχοντα τῷ κόσμῳ, τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Into the Church in heaven have you * gone, O devout one, as a most sacred hierarch. * The vestments that you are wearing * are contemplation of God * and the active life, as wisdom’s principles. * And now as you stand near God * and you serve as a hierarch * at the supernal * holy altar, O holy one, * and you celebrate the immaterial liturgy, * all-blessed and compassionate * Saint Basil, remember us * who now observe your all-sacred * and highly honored memorial; * to Christ pray in earnest, * and implore Him to bestow His great mercy on the world. [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]

Ὅλος ἱερωμένος Θεῷ, καὶ ὁλοτρόπως ἐκ παιδὸς ἀνακείμενος, σοφίας τῆς ὑπερσόφου, καταυγασθεὶς ταῖς αὐγαῖς, τὴν τῶν ὄντων γνῶσιν διετράνωσας· λαμπρῶς ἐξηγούμενος, καὶ σοφῶς διηγούμενος, τὴν ἐν τοῖς οὖσιν, εὐταξίαν ποιούμενος, ἐπιγνώσεως, θειοτέρας ὑπόθεσιν. Ὅθεν σε θεοῤῥήμονα, καὶ θεῖον διδάσκαλον, καὶ φωτοφόρον φωστῆρα, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας κηρύττομεν, Χριστὸν ἀνυμνοῦντες, τὸν παρέχοντα τῷ κόσμῳ, τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Totally consecrated to God * were you from childhood and devoted in every way. * The light of transcendent wisdom * illuminating your soul, * you made clear the knowledge of all that exists, * explaining explicitly, and relating sagaciously * the balanced order * of creation, and made of this * an occasion for more divine knowledge, holy one. * Therefore we loudly do proclaim * that you speak the words of God, * as a divine sacred teacher, * and as the Church’s bright shining star. * And thus we extol Christ * who abundantly distributes great mercy to the world. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἐξεχύθη ἡ χάρις ἐν χείλεσί σου, Ὅσιε Πάτερ, καὶ γέγονας ποιμὴν τῆς του Χριστοῦ Ἐκκλησίας, διδάσκων τὰ λογικὰ πρόβατα, πιστεύειν εἰς Τριάδα ὁμοούσιον, ἐν μιᾷ Θεότητι.

Grace was poured upon your lips, O devout father, and you became a shepherd of the Church of Christ, teaching the reasonable sheep to believe in the Trinity, coessential, in one Divinity. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Συγκαταβαίνων ὁ Σωτήρ, τῷ γένει τῶν ἀνθρώπων, κατεδέξατο σπαργάνων περιβολήν, οὐκ ἐβδελύξατο σαρκὸς τὴν περιτομήν, ὁ ὀκταήμερος κατὰ τὴν Μητέρα, ὁ ἄναρχος κατὰ τὸν Πατέρα. Αὐτῷ πιστοὶ βοήσωμεν. Σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

In condescending to the race of humanity, the Savior consented to be wrapped in swaddling clothes; and He did not abominate the circumcision of His flesh, when He was eight days old as regards His Mother, while as regards His Father, unoriginate. To Him, O faithful, let us cry aloud: You are our God; have mercy on us. [SD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Μ. Δοξολογίαν.

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 τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Μορφὴν ἀναλλοιώτως ἀνθρωπίνην προσέλαβες, Θεὸς ὢν κατʼ οὐσίαν, πολυεύσπλαγχνε Κύριε· καὶ Νόμον ἐκπληρῶν, περιτομήν, θελήσει καταδέχῃ σαρκικήν, ὅπως παύσῃς τὰ σκιώδη, καὶ περιέλῃς τὸ κάλυμμα τῶν παθῶν ἡμῶν. Δόξα τῇ ἀγαθότητι τῇ σῇ, δόξᾳ τῇ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ ἀνεκφράστῳ Λόγε συγκαταβάσει σου.

In essence being God, most-compassionate Master, * You assumed human nature without transmutation. * Fulfilling the Law, of Your own will * You accepted circumcision in the flesh, * to bring an end to the shadow, and to remove the passions that cover us. * Glory to Your benevolence, O Lord; * glory to Your compassion; * glory to Your inexpressible condescension, O Word. [SD]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, 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, διακόνων 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 τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης.

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 ἀειμνήστων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας (ἢ τῆς ἁγίας μονῆς) 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 merciful and benevolent God, 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, εἰρηνικὰ 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.

Remembering our all-holy, immaculate, most 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 Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for humankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to 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 ἢ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, who dwell in the highest and look upon the humble and observe all creation with Your all-seeing eye, to You we bow the neck of soul and body, and we pray You, Holy of holies: Extend Your invisible hand from Your holy heavens and bless us all. And as good and benevolent God, forgive us any misdeeds we committed voluntarily or involuntarily, and grant us Your blessings in this world and in the next.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, 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 Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we offer up 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 εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ 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 and Great Church of Christ, our Sacred Archdiocese, [this Sacred Metropolis,] and this city, to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

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

More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Logos. We magnify you, the true Theotokos.

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, 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, διακόνων 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 τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης.

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 ἀειμνήστων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας (ἢ τῆς ἁγίας μονῆς) 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 merciful and benevolent God, 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, εἰρηνικὰ 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.

Remembering our all-holy, immaculate, most 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 Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for humankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to 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 ἢ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, who dwell in the highest and look upon the humble and observe all creation with Your all-seeing eye, to You we bow the neck of soul and body, and we pray You, Holy of holies: Extend Your invisible hand from Your holy heavens and bless us all. And as good and benevolent God, forgive us any misdeeds we committed voluntarily or involuntarily, and grant us Your blessings in this world and in the next.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, 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 Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we offer up 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 εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ 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 and Great Church of Christ, our Sacred Archdiocese, [this Sacred Metropolis,] and this city, to the ages of ages.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

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

More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Logos. We magnify you, the true Theotokos.

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

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

Dismissal

Dismissal

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Δόξα σοι, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

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

Ὁ ἐν τῇ ὀγδόῃ ἡμέρᾳ σαρκὶ περιτμηθῆναι καταδεξάμενος, διὰ τὴν ἡμῶν σωτηρίαν, 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 Βασιλείου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Καισαρίας τῆς Καππαδοκίας τοῦ Μεγάλου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος καὶ ἐλεήμων Θεός.

May He who condescended to be circumcised on the eighth day, for our salvation, 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 Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, whose memory we celebrate; and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, as He is good, benevolent, and merciful God.

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. )