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Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τῇ Πέμπτῃ Πρωΐ

Mode pl. 1. On Thursday Morning

Τῇ Πέμπτῃ Πρὸ τῶν Βαΐων Πρωΐ

On Thursday Before Palm Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚΕʹ ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ

Menaion - April 25

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Μάρκου.

Memory of St. Mark the Evangelist

Ὡρολόγιον

Horologion

Ἀκολουθία τοῦ Μικροῦ Παρακλητικοῦ Κανόνος

Service of the Small Paraklesis

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

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 Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Apolytikion. For the Evangelist.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Ἀπόστολε Ἅγιε καὶ Εὐαγγελιστὰ Μᾶρκε, πρέσβευε τῷ ἐλεήμονι Θεῷ, ἵνα πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν, παράσχῃ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν.

O holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, make intercession to our merciful God, that He grant our souls forgiveness of offenses.

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Σὲ τὴν μεσιτεύσασαν τὴν σωτηρίαν τοῦ γένους ἡμῶν, ἀνυμνοῦμεν Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ γὰρ τῇ ἐκ σοῦ προσληφθείσῃ, ὁ Υἱός σου καὶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν τὸ διὰ σταυροῦ καταδεξάμενος πάθος, ἐλυτρώσατο ἡμᾶς, ἐκ φθορᾶς ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

Virgin Theotokos, we sing hymns extolling you, through whom came humanity’s salvation. For your Son and our God, who is benevolent, accepted the Passion and the crucifixion, in the flesh that He assumed from you, and thus from destruction He rescued us. [GOASD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 6. Καὶ εὐθύς, ἄνευ μικρᾶς Συναπτῆς·

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 6. There is no litany, but immediately the following:

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Σοί, Κύριε.

To You, O Lord.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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 the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Αποστολικά.

For the Apostles.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. As the Father and Spirit.

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Ὡς αὐτόπτας τοῦ Λόγου καὶ ὑπηρέτας Χριστοῦ, τοὺς σοφοὺς Ἀποστόλους ἀνευφημήσωμεν, ἐν ᾠδαῖς πνευματικαῖς, καὶ ὕμνοις ἅπαντες πιστοί· τὸν Χριστὸν γὰρ ἐκτενῶς, καθικετεύουσιν αὐτοί, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τῶν ὑμνούντων, τὴν ἱερὰν αὐτῶν μνήμην, καὶ προσκυνούντων αὐτῶν τὰ λείψανα.

Let us honor the ministers and eyewitnesses * of the Word, O believers, with spiritual songs, * and with hymns let us extol the wise Apostles of Christ. * For they earnestly implore Him and intercede with Him * for all of us who revere them * and venerate their holy relics and celebrate their memory. [GOASD]

Στίχ. Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος αὐτῶν καὶ εἰς τὰ πέρατα τῆς οἰκουμένης τὰ ῥήματα αὐτῶν.

Verse: Their proclamation went forth into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. [SAAS]

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. As the Father and Spirit.

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Τοὺς Ἀποστόλους συμφώνως ἀνευφημήσωμεν, ὡς κηρύξαντας πᾶσι πιστοῖς τὴν ἄψευστον, καὶ ὀρθόδοξον τοῦ Κυρίου διδαχήν, καὶ ἐκδιώξαντας τὴν τῶν αἱρέσεων ἀχλύν, καὶ φωτισμὸν πνευματικόν, ἐκλάμψαντας ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ, τὴν χάριν τὴν τῶν δογμάτων, καὶ δυσωποῦντας τοῦ σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

Let us all now extol the Apostles of Christ, * for they preached to believers the Orthodox faith * and Lord’s unerring teaching, and they also dispelled * the confusing clouds of heresy, and throughout the world * they shined and the grace of Spirit’s * illumination and dogmas, and they pray for the salvation of all. [GOASD]

Στίχ. Τοῖς ἁγίοις τοῖς ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτοῦ ἐθαυμάστωσεν ὁ Κύριος, πάντα τὰ θελήματα αὐτοῦ ἐν αὐτοῖς.

Verse: To the saints on His earth, in them the Lord magnified all His will. [SAAS]

Μαρτυρικόν.

For the Martyrs.

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

As the Father and Spirit.

Τῶν ἁγίων Μαρτύρων τὰ κατορθώματα, οὐρανῶν αἱ Δυνάμεις, ὑπερεθαύμασαν, ὅτι ἐν σώματι θνητῷ τὸν ἀσώματον ἐχθρόν, τῇ δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ, ἀγωνισάμενοι καλῶς, ἐνίκησαν ἀοράτως, καὶ πρεσβεύουσι τῷ Κυρίῳ, ἐλεηθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

All the hosts in the heavens were utterly amazed * by the feats and the contests the holy Martyrs won. * For by the power of the Cross, they competed very well; * they invisibly defeated the bodiless foe, * while in their own mortal bodies. * Now they intercede with the Master, * that He be merciful to our souls. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. As the Father and Spirit.

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Ἀπειρόγαμε Νύμφη καὶ ἀειπάρθενε, σὺν Ἀγγέλοις ἀπαύστως ἀνευφημοῦμέν σε, ὅτι ἐποίησεν ἡμῖν μεγαλεῖα διὰ σοῦ, ὁ Υἱός σου καὶ Θεός, ὁ πρὸ αἰώνων ἐκ Πατρός, ἐν μήτρᾳ σου χωρηθῆναι, εὐδοκήσας, καὶ ἐκ τῆς πλάνης, ἐλευθερῶσαι τὸ γένος ἡμῶν.

O immaculate, pure, ever-virgin Bride of God, * we extol you unceasingly with angelic hosts. * For through you your Son and God has done great things for us. * As the Father’s pre-eternally begotten only Son, * He was well pleased to abide in * your holy womb and be born from you, * to free the human race from the devil’s deceit. [GOASD]

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

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 7. Then the short litany.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Σοί, Κύριε.

To You, O Lord.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

For You are good and benevolent God, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Kathisma II. From the Triodion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. (NM)

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Θεωρίαν καὶ πρᾶξιν, ὥσπερ συζεύξαντες, πρὸς Χριστὸν ἱκεσίαν, ἐκπέμψαι σπεύσωμεν, τὸν τεθαμμένον ἡμῶν νοῦν, ὡς ἄλλον Λάζαρον νεκρόν, ὅπως ζωώσῃ τῇ αὐτοῦ, ἐπιστασίᾳ τῇ φρικτῇ, βαΐα δικαιοσύνης, αὐτῷ προσφέρειν καὶ κράζειν· Εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος.

Yoking contemplation to action, let us make haste to offer up our prayers to Christ, that by His dread authority He may call our spiritual understanding back from the tomb to life, like another dead Lazarus; and we shall bring Him palms of righteousness and cry: Blessed art Thou who comest. [KW]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. (NM)

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὰ πάθη, τὰ πολυώδυνα, καὶ σαρκός μου τὰς νόσους, ἐν τάχει ἴασαι, τὰς τοῦ νοός μου ἐκτροπάς, στῆσον Πανάμωμε, καὶ ἐν γαλήνῃ λογισμοῦ, εὐχάς προσφέρειν καθαράς, τῷ Βασιλεῖ τῶν ἁπάντων, ἀξίωσον Θεοτόκε, καὶ ἐξαιτεῖσθαι πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν.

Be swift to heal the painful passions of my soul and the diseases of my flesh. Keep my mind from turning away, O most pure Theotokos, and enable me in stillness of thought to offer pure prayers to the King of all, and to gain remission of sins. [KW]

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

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 8. Then the short litany.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Σοί, Κύριε.

To You, O Lord.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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 ever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κάθισμα Γʹ. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Kathisma III. From the Triodion.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις.

Mode pl. 2. (NA)

Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις.

Δισημερευει σήμερον, θανὼν ὁ Λάζαρος, καὶ ἐπὶ τούτῳ χέουσι λύπης τὰ δάκρυα, αἱ σύγγονοι Μαρία σὺν τῇ Μάρθᾳ, τὸν λίθον τοῦ μνήματος προσβλέπουσαι, ἐφίσταται ὁ Κτίστης, σὺν τοῖς αὐτοῦ Μαθηταῖς, τὸν θάνατον σκυλεῦσαι, δωρούμενος τὴν ζωήν. Διὸ βοήσωμεν αὐτῷ· Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Lazarus has been dead now for two days, and his sisters Martha and Mary shed tears of grief for him, gazing at the stone before his tomb. But the Creator has come with His disciples, to despoil death and bestow life. Therefore let us cry to Him: O Lord, glory to Thee. [KW]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ἐλπὶς τοῦ κόσμου ἀγαθή.

Mode pl. 2. (NA)

Ἐλπὶς τοῦ κόσμου ἀγαθή.

Ἁγία Δέσποινα, Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν Μήτηρ, ὡς τῶν ἁπάντων Ποιητήν, ἀποῤῥήτως τεκοῦσα, ἱκέτευε σὺν Ἀποστόλοις, ἱεροῖς, ἑκάστοτε τὴν ἀγαθότητα αὐτοῦ, παθῶν ἡμᾶς λυτρώσασθαι, καὶ ἄφεσιν ἡμῖν, δοῦναι ἀνομημάτων.

Hallowed Lady, Mother of Christ our God, thou hast borne ineffably the Maker of all. In union with the holy apostles pray to Him at all times, that in His love He may release us from the passions and grant us the remission of our sins. [KW]

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]

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Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας χριστιανῶν ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφʼ ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια·

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:

πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου προφήτου προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἐν ἁγίοις πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν διδασκάλων Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου καὶ Κυρίλλου, Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος ἐπισκόπου Τριμυθοῦντος, καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξωνμεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ ψήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ ἁγίου τοῦ ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου ἐνδόξου καὶ πανευφήμου Ἀποστόλου καὶ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Μάρκου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων σου τῶν ἁγίων·

through the intercessions of our all-immaculate Lady Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, by 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 Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom; Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria, Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonderworkers; the holy, glorious, great martyrs George the triumphant, Demetrios the myrrh-streamer, Theodore the soldier, and Theodore the general; 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; the holy and glorious Apostle and Evangelist Mark, whose memory we celebrate, and all Your saints:

ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

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Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

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Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθʼ οὗ εὐλογητὸς 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, and Your all-holy, good and life-creating Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages.

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Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

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Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ὑγρὰν διοδεύσας.

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

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

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Κανὼν τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Canon for the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Σοῦ ἡ τροπαιοῦχος.

Mode 1. N/M (Glorified in strength.)

Σοῦ ἡ τροπαιοῦχος.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Μᾶρκον τὸν θεόπτην εὐφημῶν, ἐπικαλοῦμαι τὴν χάριν τοῦ Πνεύματος, ὅπως μοι ἐμπνεύσασα, φωτιστικῶς ἀπελάσῃ τὴν ἄγνοιαν, καὶ τὸν θεῖον πλοῦτον, τὸν τῆς σοφίας δωρήσηται.

That I may praise the God-seer, Mark, I invoke the grace of the Spirit. May He inspire me with brilliance and remove my ignorance, granting me a divine wealth of wisdom! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Σοῦ τὸν θεηγόρον φωτισμῷ, καταλαμπρύνας Σωτὴρ τῷ τῆς χάριτος, κόσμῳ ἐξαπέστειλας, Λόγε Θεοῦ τῶν ἀγαθῶν ὡς αἴτιος, σοῦ τὴν παρουσίαν, ἡμῖν εὐαγγελιζόμενον.

You have enlightened Your divinely eloquent one with the light of grace, Savior and Word of God. As the Source of all good, You sent out into the world him who has preached the Gospel of Your coming to us! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Πέτρῳ τῷ σοφῷ μαθητευθείς, καὶ τὴν ἐκείνου πλουτήσας υἱότητα, Μᾶρκε παναοίδιμε, μυσταγωγὸς ἐδείχθης μυστηρίων Χριστοῦ, καὶ συγκληρονόμος, αὐτοῦ τῆς δόξης γεγένησαι.

A disciple of the most wise Peter, glorious Mark, you were enriched by his adopting you. You were shown to be an initiate of the mysteries of God and a joint heir of His glory! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ τοὺς Αἰγυπτίους ἐν βυθῷ, καταποντίσας, νεφέλῃ καθήμενος, οὗτος ἐπεδήμησε, παρθενικῇ, τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις ὕστερον, καὶ διὰ τοῦ Μάρκου, αὐτοὺς τῆς πλάνης ἐῤῥύσατο.

He who drowned the Egyptians in the deep through the cloud of the Spirit, later came to the Egyptians through you, pure one, and through Mark, set them free from delusion! [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Οὐρανίας ἁψῖδος.

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

O divine Master Builder of the celestial vault, * Founder of the Church and the ultimate object of desire, * only benevolent support of every believer, * in the love for You, O Lord, firmly establish me. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Κανὼν τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Canon for the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ μόνος εἰδώς.

Mode 1. N/M (As You are the only One.)

Ὁ μόνος εἰδώς.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Σὲ τὴν ἐνυπόστατον Χριστέ, σοφίαν ἀνεκήρυξε, μαρμαρυγαῖς ταῖς σαῖς αὐγαζόμενος, παντὶ τῷ κόσμῳ φανεῖσαν Δέσποτα, καὶ ζωὴν παρέχουσαν, καὶ βροτοὺς φωτίζουσαν, ὁ θεράπων σου Μᾶρκος φιλάνθρωπε.

The glorious Mark, Your favored one, was illumined by the rays of Your light. He preached You, O Christ, the Personal Wisdom Who appeared to all the world, granting life and enlightening all people. You are the Master and Lover of mankind! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὸ ῥεῖθρον δεξάμενος Χριστέ, σοφίας τὸ ἀείρυτον, ὡς ποταμὸς ῥοιζῶν γῆς ἐπέκλυσε, θεογνωσίας φωτὶ τὰ πέρατα, σοῦ δεικνὺς ὑπάρχουσαν, ἀληθῆ τὴν πρόῤῥησιν, ὁ αὐτόπτης σου Μᾶρκος φιλάνθρωπε.

Your eye-witness Mark, Lover of mankind, received an ever-flowing stream of wisdom, rushing like a river. He has watered the ends of the earth with the light of divine knowledge, revealing the truth of Your prophecy. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τῷ Πέτρῳ ἑπόμενος σοφέ, σοφῶς τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον, ὡς μαθητὴς αὐτοῦ διετύπωσας, θεολογίας τὸ φῶς δρεψάμενος, παρʼ αὐτοῦ Ἀπόστολε, καὶ Θεοῦ τὴν ἔνσαρκον, παρουσίαν μηνύσας τρανότατα.

You openly followed Peter, wise one. As his disciple you copied the Gospel. You received the light of theology from him, Apostle, clearly proclaiming the coming of God in the flesh! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Αἰγύπτου τὸ πρὶν παρθενικαῖς, ἀγκάλαις ἐποχούμενος, δαιμονικοὺς βωμοὺς σὺ κατέσεισας, καὶ ταύτῃ πάλιν τὸν Μᾶρκον ἔπεμψας, συνετίζειν ἅπαντας, τὴν σὴν ἐνανθρώπησιν, καὶ τὸ θεῖον Χριστέ μου μυστήριον.

In days of old You were carried to Egypt in the Virgin’s arms and You made the temples of the demons quake. You sent Mark there that all might know the mystery of Your becoming Man. [OCA]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [GOASD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Σοί, Κύριε.

To You, O Lord.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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 ever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Εἰς ὕψος ἀνελθών, ἀρετῶν θεῖε Μᾶρκε, ἑβρόντησας ἡμῖν, σωτηρίων δογμάτων, μεγάλα μυστήρια, θεῖος κήρυξ γενόμενος· ὅθεν πίστει σε, ἐκδυσωποῦμεν Παμμάκαρ, πάσης θλίψεως, ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ κινδύνων, ἡμᾶς ἐλευθέρωσον.

O godly Mark, you rose to the summit of virtue; * from there you thundered forth * unto us saving doctrines, * profound and great mysteries, * as a preacher sent out by God. * Therefore we with faith now importune you, All-blessed, * that you keep us free from every sin and affliction * and dangerous circumstance. [SD]

Δόξα. Ἕτερον.

Glory. Another.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Ὡς ἀστέρα μέγαν σε, ἡ Ἐκκλησία, κεκτημένη ἔνδοξε, τῶν διδαγμάτων σου βολαῖς, φαιδρυνομένη κραυγάζει σοι· Χαίροις Παμμάκαρ, Κυρίου Ἀπόστολε.

Glorious Apostle Mark, * the Church now has you * as a great and shining star; * and she is brightened by the rays * of your divine teachings, and she cries: * Rejoice, all-blessed Evangelist of the Lord! [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Ῥυπωθεῖσαν πάθεσι, τῆς ἁμαρτίας, τὴν ψυχήν μου ἄχραντε, Θεογεννῆτορ ἀγαθή, τῇ σῇ πρεσβείᾳ καθάρισον· σὺ γὰρ ὑπάρχεις, σωτήριος κάθαρσις.

Sinful passions stain my soul, O Theotokos. * By your intercessory entreaties, cleanse it once again, * since you are good and immaculate. * Purification that saves us is found in you. [GOASD]

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε.

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

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

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Κανὼν τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Canon for the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὄρος σε τῇ χάριτι.

Mode 1. (N/M)

Ὄρος σε τῇ χάριτι.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Εἰς πᾶσαν ὁ φθόγγος σου, τὴν γῆν ἐξελήλυθε, καὶ εἰς τὰ πέρατα Σοφέ, τῆς οἰκουμένης σου τρανῶς, ῥημάτων ἡ δύναμις, δαυϊτικῶς διαπρυσίως κηρύττουσα, τὴν σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

Your sound has gone out into all the earth, most wise one, and the power of your words openly reaches the ends of the earth. Like David, you proclaim our salvation and renewal with splendor. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἔφανε Σωτήρ, ὡς ἀστραπὴ ὁ Ἀπόστολος, τῇ οἰκουμένῃ ὁ σοφός, τῆς ἀληθείας τὴν χαράν, εὐαγγελιζόμενος, θεολαμπεῖ φωτοχυσίᾳ πυρσούμενος, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

Your most wise apostle has appeared to the world like lightning, O Savior. Enlightened with brightness of radiance, he announces the joy of truth for our salvation and renewal. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Οἱ πόδες οἱ σοὶ προφητικῶς ὡραιώθησαν· τὴν ὑπὲρ λόγον γὰρ ἡμῖν, εὐηγγελίσω προφανῶς, εἰρήνην θεόληπτε, διὰ σαρκὸς ἐμφανισθεῖσαν τοῖς πέρασιν, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

As it was prophesied, your feet were made beautiful, for you have ineffably announced to us and the ends of the earth the Peace that openly revealed Himself in the flesh for our salvation and renewal. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νεφέλῃ ὁ Λόγος, παρθενικῇ ἐποχούμενος, τῶν Αἰγυπτίων τὰς βουλάς, καὶ θεομάχους λογισμούς, μωράνας διέλυσε, ταῖς διδαχαῖς τοῦ θείου Μάρκου ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

The Word sat upon the cloud of the Virgin, and in His mercy, made the counsels of Egypt senseless. He has destroyed thoughts opposed to God through the teachings of the divine Mark for our salvation and renewal. [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Φώτισον ἡμᾶς.

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

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

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Κανὼν τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Canon for the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ φωτίσας τῇ ἐλλάμψει.

Mode 1. (N/M)

Ὁ φωτίσας τῇ ἐλλάμψει.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἐστάλαξας γλυκασμόν, εὐσεβείας τῷ λόγῳ σου, θεῖον ὄρος πανταχόθεν ἀκτῖσι λαμπόμενον, ἐκφανθεὶς τῇ χάριτι, σαφῶς τοῦ νοητοῦ Ἡλίου, Μᾶρκε παμμάκαρ θεόληπτε.

Most blessed and God-pleasing Mark, You let fall the sweetness of devotion, the shower of your divine words. You cast light over all in bright radiance, clearly revealing the grace of the spiritual Sun. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ Κυρίου πηγὴ ἐξελήλυθας, καὶ ποτίζεις τὰς χερσώδεις καρδίας τοῖς ῥεύμασι, δαψιλῶς τοῦ Πνεύματος, καρπὸν ἀντὶ τῆς ἀκαρπίας, φέρειν διδάσκων, Ἀπόστολε.

From the house of the Lord, Apostle, you poured out a wellspring to water barren hearts with the abundance of spiritual streams. You teach them to bring forth fruit in place of barrenness. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σὺ τοῦ Πέτρου τοῦ μεγάλου, υἱὸς ἐχρημάτισας, καὶ ταῖς τούτου διδαχαῖς, φωτιζόμενος πάντοτε, τὰς ψυχὰς ἐλάμπρυνας, τῶν σοὶ θερμῶς προσομιλούντων, Μᾶρκε Κυρίου Ἀπόστολε.

Apostle and God-seer, Mark, you were the Son of the great Peter. Enlightened by his teaching, you brought light to the souls who came to you with fervor. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡς ἄνθρωπος ἐκ Παρθένου, τεχθεὶς Αἰγυπτίοις Χριστέ, ἐπεφάνης ἐκ Πατρός, ὁ ἐκλάμψας πρὸ κτίσεως, οἷς τὸν Μᾶρκον ἔχρισας, σοφῶς αὐτοὺς μυσταγωγοῦντα, θεογνωσίας μυστήρια.

O Christ, You shone forth from the Father before all creation, and were born of the Virgin as a man. You were sent to the Egyptians, and you anointed Mark, O Wise One, to teach them the mysteries of divine knowledge. [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

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

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Τὴν δέησιν ἐκχεῶ.

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

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

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Κανὼν τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Canon for the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ἐκύκλωσεν ἡμᾶς.

Mode 1. (N/M)

Ἐκύκλωσεν ἡμᾶς.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Κατέβαλες ὀφρὺν ἀνόμων Κύριε, καὶ ὕβριν ὑπερήφανον, ἐταπείνωσας, Ἀπόστολον τὸν σόν, δείξας τροπαιοῦχον τῇ δυνάμει σου· σὺ γὰρ ἰσχὺς τῶν ἀσθενούντων, καὶ ἐπανόρθωσις.

Lord, You brought low the scorn of the wicked and put down their prideful arrogance. You revealed Your apostle to be a conqueror by Your might, for You are the strength and restoration of the weak. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὸν στέφανον τὸν τῆς ἐλπίδος ἔνδοξε, διʼ οὗ νῦν στεφανούμεθα, ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου ἐκήρυξας σοφέ, τὸν Δημιουργὸν Μᾶρκε τῆς κτίσεως, τὸν εἰς ἡμῶν δόξαν πλασθέντα, φύσει τοῦ σώματος.

By your words, wise Mark, you preached the Fashioner of creation, the Crown of hope with which we are now crowned, which was fashioned from the nature of the flesh for our glory. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ Πέτρος σε, ὁ κορυφαῖος Ἔνδοξε σαφῶς ἐμυσταγώγησεν, Εὐαγγέλιον συγγράψαι τὸ σεπτόν, δείξας ὑπηρέτην σὲ τῆς χάριτος· σὺ γὰρ ἡμῖν θεογνωσίας, τὸ φῶς ἐξήπλωσας.

The pre-eminent Peter clearly taught you, glorious one, to record spiritually the precious Gospel. He showed you to be a servant of divine grace, for you shed the light of divine knowledge on us. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὴν Αἴγυπτον, τὴν πρὶν ἐν σκότει Κύριε, Παρθένου Θεομήτορος, κατελάμπρυνας ὡς βρέφος προελθών, ταύτης θριαμβεύσας τὰ σεβάσματα, ταῖς διδαχαῖς τοῦ θεηγόρου, Μάρκου φιλάνθρωπε.

Through the Virgin Mother of God You enlightened Egypt which had been in darkness. You entered it as an infant, O Lord, and reproved its vanity, Lover of mankind, through the teachings of the divinely-spoken Mark. [OCA]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [GOASD]

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Σοί, Κύριε.

To You, O Lord.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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 ever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τὰ ἄνω ζητῶν.

Mode 2. In seeking the heights.

Τὰ ἄνω ζητῶν.

Ἐξ ὕψους λαβών, τὴν χάριν τὴν τοῦ Πνεύματος, ῥητόρων πλοκάς, διέλυσας Ἀπόστολε, καὶ τὰ ἔθνη ἅπαντα, σαγηνεύσας, Μᾶρκε ἀοίδιμε, τῷ Δεσπότῃ προσήγαγες, τὸ θεῖον κηρύξας Εὐαγγέλιον.

Receiving the grace of the Holy Spirit from on high, O Apostle, you cut through the philosophers’ web of words, and you drew the nations all in your net, and brought them to the Master, O famous Evangelist Mark, as you preached the divine Gospel. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τοῦ Κορυφαίου τῶν Ἀποστόλων μαθητὴς χρηματίσας, καὶ σὺν αὐτῷ τὸν Χριστὸν Υἱὸν Θεοῦ κηρύξας, ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν τῆς ἀληθείας ἐστερέωσας τοὺς πλάνῃ σαλευομένους· ἐν ᾗ κἀμὲ στερεώσας, ψυχῆς μου κατεύθυνον τὰ διαβήματα, ὅπως τοῦ ἐχθροῦ τῶν παγίδων λυτρούμενος ἀνεμποδίστως δοξάζω σε· σὺ γὰρ πάντας ἐφώτισας, Μᾶρκε σοφέ, τὸ θεῖον κηρύξας Εὐαγγέλιον.

You became the disciple of Peter, the Paramount Apostle, and along with him you preached Christ the Son of God, and you established on the rock of the truth those who were shaken by error. Establish me also on that rock, and guide the steps of my soul, so that delivered from the snares of the enemy and with nothing to impede me, I may glorify you. For you illumined everyone, O wise Evangelist Mark, as you preached the divine Gospel. [SD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

Stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΕʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου καὶ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Μάρκου.

On April 25 we commemorate the holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ἡ ἀνάμνησις τῶν Ἐγκαινίων τοῦ σεπτοῦ Ἀποστολείου τοῦ Ἁγίου καὶ πανεφήμιου Κορυφαίου τῶν Ἀποστόλων.

On this day we commemorate the consecration of the august shrine of the holy and all-lauded preeminent Apostle Peter.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Μακεδονίου, Πατριάρχου Κων/πόλεως.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the saints Macedonios, Patriarch of Constantinople.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ἁγίας Μάρτυρος Νίκης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy woman Martyr Nike.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων ὀκτὼ Ὁσιομαρτύρων καὶ Ἀναχωρητῶν.

On this day we also commemorate the holy eight monastic Martyrs who were hermits.

Ταῖς τῶν σῶν Ἁγίων πρεσβείαις, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

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

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Οἱ ἐκ τῆς Ἰουδαίας.

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

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

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Κανὼν τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Canon for the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Σὲ νοητήν.

Mode 1. (N/M)

Σὲ νοητήν.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ταῖς θεϊκαῖς, ἀστραπαῖς πυρούμενος, ἀντανακλάσεις μυστικῶς, ἀντιπέμπεις αὐγοειδεῖς, Μᾶρκε Παμμακάριστε· Λόγον γὰρ ἐκήρυξας, σεσαρκωμένον τὸν ἄσαρκον, τὸν αἰνετὸν τῶν Πατέρων, Θεὸν καὶ ὑπερένδοξον.

Enlightened with divine radiance, most blessed Mark, by reflection, you mystically send out brilliant rays. You preach the Word incarnate, the Timeless One, the most praised and glorified God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Θεουργικαῖς, Παντουργὲ δυνάμεσι, τὸν θεηγόρον Μαθητήν, καθοπλίσας θαυματουργόν, τοῦτον ἀπετέλεσας· νόσους γὰρ ἀπήλασε, καὶ μαλακίας ἰάσατο, τὸν αἰνετόν σε κηρύττων, Θεὸν καὶ ὑπερένδοξον.

You armed Your divinely eloquent apostle with divinely effective power, Creator of all. You made him a wonder worker, for he has dispelled affliction and healed wounds by preaching You, the most praised and glorified God of our fathers! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τῶν Μαθητων, τοῦ χοροῦ τὸν ἔξαρχον, καθηγεμόνα ἐσχηκώς, θεῖον Πέτρον ἐκμιμητής, τούτου ἀναδέδειξαι· ἄπαν γὰρ ἐῤῥύθμισας, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τὸ πλήρωμα, τὸν αἰνετόν τῶν Πατέρων, Θεὸν κηρύττων Ἔνδοξε.

Having as a teacher the divine Peter, the first in rank among the choir of the apostles, you revealed yourself to be like him, for you bought order to all the fullness of the Church of the most praised and glorified God of our fathers! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Στήλην αὐτός, ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ ἔστησας, Εὐαγγελίου σου γραφήν, τῷ τεχθέντι ἄνευ σπορᾶς, ἐκ τῆς Θεομήτορος, ῥήσεσιν ἑπόμενος, τοῦ Ἠσαΐου Πανεύφημε, τὸν αἰνετόν καταγγέλλων, Θεὸν τὸν ὑπερένδοξον.

Following the saying of Isaiah, most glorious one, you set up a pillar in Egypt: the writing of your Gospel of the One, who without seed, was born of the Theotokos. You proclaimed the most praised and glorified God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Τὸν Βασιλέα τῶν οὐρανῶν.

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

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

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Κανὼν τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Canon for the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ἐν καμίνῳ Παῖδες.

Mode 1. (N/M)

Ἐν καμίνῳ Παῖδες.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὸν τεχθέντα Λόγον ἐκ Πατρός, πρὸ πάντων τῶν αἰώνων, τὴν φύσιν τὴν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἐνδυσάμενον Χριστόν, ἐκήρυξας Ἔνδοξε, καὶ ἐβόας· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You preached Christ, the Word begotten of the Father before all ages, Who clothed Himself in human nature. And you cried aloud, glorious one: Bless the Lord, all works of the Lord! Sing and exalt Him throughout all ages! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὸν διδόντα λύτρον ἑαυτόν, ἡμῶν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ πάθει τοὺς πεπτωκότας, ἀναστήσαντα Χριστόν, ἐδόξασας ἔνδοξε, καὶ ἐβόας· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You glorified Christ, glorious one, Who gave Himself as deliverance from our sins and passions. He has raised up the fallen and you cry aloud: Bless the Lord, all works of the Lord! Sing and exalt Him throughout all ages! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τῇ τοῦ Πέτρου Μᾶρκε πειθαρχῶν, σοφὲ διδασκαλία, πανσόφως διὰ γραμμάτων, ἀνετύπωσας πιστοῖς, σεπτὸν Εὐαγγέλιον, τοῖς βοῶσι· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You submitted to the most wise teaching of Peter, Mark, and wisely committed the precious Gospel to writing for the sake of the faithful who cry aloud: Bless the Lord, all works of the Lord! Sing and exalt Him throughout all ages! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἡ Παρθένος τὸν Ἐμμανουήλ, βαστάζουσα ὡς βρέφος, ἐπέστη τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις, οἷς ὡς ἔκλαμπρος ἀστήρ, ὁ Μᾶρκος ἀπέσταλται, ἀνακράζων· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The Virgin carried Emmanuel as an infant and stood before the Egyptians. Mark is set like a radiant star before them, crying aloud: Bless the Lord, all works of the Lord! Sing and exalt Him throughout all ages! [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

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

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

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode pl. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Κυρίως Θεοτόκον.

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

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

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

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

Κανὼν τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Canon for the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τύπον τῆς ἁγνῆς.

Mode 1. Burning, yet remaining.

Τύπον τῆς ἁγνῆς.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Φθάσας τὴν πηγὴν τὴν ἄφθαστον, τῆς τρισηλίου θεοφάντορ ἐλλάμψεως, καθαρώτερον, κατατρυφᾷς καὶ τρανότερον, τῆς θεώσεως της ὑπὲρ ἔννοιαν, Ἀγγέλοις συγχορεύων, ἀκαταπαύστως ἱερώτατε.

Now that you attained the very source * of the tri-solar light, which is unattainable, * you experience incomprehensible theosis * and more clearly and fully delight in it. * You dance now with the Angels, * sacred revealer of things divine [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Πέτρου κοινωνὸς γενόμενος, διδασκαλίας καὶ τοῦ θείου κηρύγματος, τὰ οὐράνια, περιπολεύεις σκηνώματα, σὺν αὐτῷ θεοῤῥῆμον μακάριε, μεθʼ οὗ καὶ συμπρεσβεύεις, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν Μᾶρκε Ἀπόστολε.

You were Peter’s partner in the work * of sacred teaching and of preaching the Gospel word. * Now along with him you go about in the heavenly * tabernacles, and with him you intercede * on our behalf, O blessed * Apostle Mark and the spokesman of God. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Φάος τὸ τρισσῶς ἑνούμενον, μοναδικῶς τε πάλιν ξένως τρισσούμενον, ἀνεκήρυξας, πανευσεβῶς Μᾶρκε πάνσοφε, φωτιζόμενος αἴγλῃ τῆς χάριτος· διὸ σε δυσωποῦμεν· Ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἀεὶ ἱκέτευε.

Mark, you were illumined by the light * of grace divine, and therefore proclaimed it piously * that united is the three-fold light of the only God, * and yet strangely is also a Trinity. * We earnestly entreat you * to ever intercede on our behalf. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μᾶρκος ὁ σεπτός, Ἀπόστολος, τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις Ἱεράρχης δεδώρηται, οἷς ὡς νήπιος, σωματωθεὶς ἐπεδήμησεν, ἐκ Παρθένου ἁγνῆς Θεομήτορος, ὁ Κύριος τῆς δόξης, ὃν ἀνυμνοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

Mark, the most august Apostle, was * a gift to the Egyptians, to be their hierarch. * Egypt is where Christ, the Lord of glory, had visited, * being born in the flesh of the Virgin pure, * the holy Theotokos. * And we extol Him and we magnify. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

All you born on earth, * with festival lamps in hand, in spirit leap for joy; * and all you the heavenly angelic orders, join in and celebrate; * and honoring the sacred wonders of the Mother of God, * sing the joyful salutation, “O rejoice, * Theotokos, all-blest, ever-virgin pure!” [GOASD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Σοί, Κύριε.

To You, O Lord.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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 they offer up glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Φῶς ἀναλλοίωτον.

Mode 3. Unaltered light.

Φῶς ἀναλλοίωτον.

Σὺ τὴν υἱότητα Πέτρου, τοῦ Ἀποστόλου πλουτήσας, τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις ἐντεῦθεν, διατυποῖς πρῶτος πάντων, τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον Μᾶρκε, διʼ οὗ τὸν κόσμον φωτίζεις.

You were enriched with sonship * to Peter the great Apostle; * thereafter before all others, * O Mark, first for the Egyptians, * you wrote down the Holy Gospel, * through which the world is illumined. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ οὐρανὸν τοῖς ἄστροις.

Mode 3. Having embellished heaven.

Ὁ οὐρανὸν τοῖς ἄστροις.

Ὁ γλυκασμὸς τῶν Ἀγγέλων, τῶν θλιβομένων ἡ χαρά, Χριστιανῶν ἡ προστάτις, Παρθένε Μήτηρ Κυρίου, ἀντιλαβοῦ μου καὶ ῥῦσαι, τῶν αἰωνίων βασάνων.

O sweetness of the Angels, * O joy of those in affliction, * and the protectress of Christians, * O Virgin Mother of the Lord, * come to my aid and redeem me * from the eternal torments. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος αʹ.

Lauds. Mode 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Στιχηρά. Τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Stichera. For the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Πανεύφημοι μάρτυρες.

Mode 1. O Martyrs, extolled.

Πανεύφημοι μάρτυρες.

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]

Αἰγύπτου φωστὴρ ὁ φαεινός, Μᾶρκος ὁ πανάριστος, κήρυξ τοῦ Λόγου ὁ πάνσοφος, Εὐαγγελίου τε, συγγραφεὺς ὁ θεῖος, εὐφημείσθω ᾄσμασι, καὶ θείοις παρʼ ἡμῶν μελῳδήμασι· Χριστῷ πρεσβεύει γάρ, δωρηθῆναι ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν, τὴν εἰρήνην, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The bright star of Egypt, holy Mark, * being the most-excellent and all-wise preacher of God the Word, and also the divine * author of the Gospel, * be extolled by us today * with sacred and divine songs and melodies; for he beseeches Christ, * interceding that surpassing peace * and great mercy * be upon our souls bestowed. [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]

Αἰγύπτου φωστὴρ ὁ φαεινός, Μᾶρκος ὁ πανάριστος, κήρυξ τοῦ Λόγου ὁ πάνσοφος, Εὐαγγελίου τε, συγγραφεὺς ὁ θεῖος, εὐφημείσθω ᾄσμασι, καὶ θείοις παρʼ ἡμῶν μελῳδήμασι· Χριστῷ πρεσβεύει γάρ, δωρηθῆναι ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν, τὴν εἰρήνην, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The bright star of Egypt, holy Mark, * being the most-excellent and all-wise preacher of God the Word, and also the divine * author of the Gospel, * be extolled by us today * with sacred and divine songs and melodies; for he beseeches Christ, * interceding that surpassing peace * and great mercy * be upon our souls bestowed. [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]

Δογμάτων τῶν θείων συγγραφεύς, τοῦ Χριστοῦ γενόμενος, πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν κατεφώτισας, αὐτοῦ τὴν σάρκωσιν, καὶ τὰ θεῖα πάθη, τὴν σεπτὴν ἀνάστασιν, καὶ τὴν πρός τὸν Πατέρα ἀνάβασιν, κηρύξας πάνσοφε, καὶ τὰ ἔθνη πρὸς ἐπίγνωσιν, ἀληθείας, ἑλκύσας Ἀπόστολε.

Becoming an author of divine * dogmas of the Savior Christ, you thus illumined the universe, all-wise one, having preached * of His incarnation * and His sufferings divine, * His holy resurrection and the ascension to His Father God, * O Apostle; and the nations all * you attracted * to the knowledge of the truth. [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]

Τοῦ Πέτρου τοῦ θείου ὀπαδός, εὐπειθὴς γενόμενος, Μᾶρκε Κυρίου Ἀπόστολε, ταῖς τούτου πάνσοφε, διδαχαῖς πειθήσας, τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, τῇ χάριτι λαοὺς κατεφώτισας, τῶν Αἰγυπτίων τε, καταυγάσας τὴν διάνοιαν, καὶ τὴν πόλιν, αὐτῶν κατεκόσμησας.

O Mark, the Apostle of the Lord, * you were a devoted follower of Peter the most divine; * and when you had believed * his inspired teachings, * you illumined peoples by the Holy Spirit’s grace, being wise in all, enlightening the minds * of Egyptians to believe in Christ, * and adorning * their city with piety. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Σοῦ ἐξεχύθη χάρις ἐν χείλεσι, Μᾶρκε Ἀπόστολε, καὶ γέγονας ποιμὴν τῆς τοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἐκκλησίας, διδάσκων τὰ λογικὰ πρόβατα, πιστεύειν εἰς Τριάδα ὁμοούσιον, ἐν μιᾷ Θεότητι.

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

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Θεοτόκε, σὺ εἶ ἡ ἄμπελος ἡ ἀληθινή, ἡ βλαστήσασα τὸν καρπὸν τῆς ζωῆς, σὲ ἱκετεύομεν, πρέσβευε Δέσποινα, μετὰ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου καὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων, ἐλεηθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Theotokos, you are the true vine that produced the fruit of life. Lady, we fervently entreat you to intercede along with the Apostle and all the saints, that our souls be treated mercifully. [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. (3)

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Apolytikion. For the Evangelist.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Ἀπόστολε Ἅγιε καὶ Εὐαγγελιστὰ Μᾶρκε, πρέσβευε τῷ ἐλεήμονι Θεῷ, ἵνα πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν, παράσχῃ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν.

O holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, make intercession to our merciful God, that He grant our souls forgiveness of offenses.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (μʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (40)

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

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

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

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

Ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου εὐλόγησον, πάτερ.

In the name of the Lord, Father, bless!

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Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Blessed is Christ our God, the One who is, always, now and ever and to the ages of ages.

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CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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Ἐπουράνιε βασιλεῦ, τοὺς πιστοὺς βασιλεῖς ἡμῶν στερέωσον· τὴν πίστιν στήριξον· τὰ ἔθνη πράυνον· τὸν κόσμον εἰρήνευσον· τὴν ἁγίαν ἐκκλησίαν καὶ τὴν πόλιν (ἢ τὴν ἁγίαν μονὴν) ταύτην καλῶς διαφύλαξον· τοὺς προαπελθόντας πατέρας καὶ ἀδελφοὺς ἡμῶν ἐν σκηναῖς δικαίων τάξον· καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐν μετανοίᾳ καὶ ἐξομολογήσει παράλαβε ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

O heavenly King, uphold our rulers, strengthen the Faith, calm the nations, give peace to the world. Protect this holy Church (or, Monastery); grant our departed fathers and brethren that they may dwell with the righteous, and accept us in repentance and confession; for You are good and benevolent.

Καὶ ποιοῦμεν Μετανοίας τρεῖς μεγάλας, λέγοντες μυστικῶς ἐν ἑκάστῃ Μετανοίᾳ ἀνὰ Στίχον τῆς ἑπομένης Εὐχῆς τοῦ Ὁσίου Ἐφραίμ.

We now make three prostrations: i.e. we recite the Prayer of St. Ephrem (quietly or mentally), and with each verse we make a bow or prostration.

Ἄν καὶ συνηθίζεται ἡ εὐχὴ αὕτη νὰ λέγεται ἐκφώνως, ὅμως ἡ ὀρθὴ πράξις εἶναι νὰ λέγεται μυστικῶς καὶ νοερῶς ὑπὸ πάντων, κλήρου τε καὶ λαοῦ, ποιούντων τῶν μετανοιῶν κτλ.

While it has become customary for this prayer to be recited by someone aloud, nevertheless the indicated practice is that it be recited inaudibly and mentally by everyone, clergy and congregants alike, with the accompanying bows etc.

Εὐχὴ τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἐφραίμ

Prayer of St. Ephrem

Κύριε καὶ Δέσποτα τῆς ζωῆς μου, πνεῦμα ἀργίας, περιεργίας, φιλαρχίας καὶ ἀργολογίας μή μοι δῷς.

O Lord and Master of my life, do not permit the spirit of laziness and meddling, the lust for power and idle talk to come into me.

Πνεῦμα δὲ σωφροσύνης, ταπεινοφροσύνης, ὑπομονῆς καὶ ἀγάπης χάρισαί μοι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Instead, grant me, Your servant, the spirit of prudence, humility, patience and love.

Ναί, Κύριε βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου. Ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Yes, Lord and King, give me the power to see my own faults and not to judge my brother. For You are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Μετὰ δὲ ταύτας, ἑτέρας μικρὰς ιβ Μετανοίας, λέγοντες καθʼ ἑκάστην, «Ὁ Θεός, ἱλάσθητί μοι τῷ ἁμαρτωλῷ, καὶ ἐλέησόν με». Εἶ αὖθις Μετάνοιαν μεγάλην μίαν, λέγοντες πάλιν τὸν τελευταῖον στίχον τῆς ἀνωτέρω Εὐχῆς.

Then we make the sign of the cross 12 times, each time saying, “God, be gracious to me a sinner and have mercy on me.” Then we repeat the third verse of the Prayer (quietly or mentally) and make a final bow or prostration.

Ναί, Κύριε βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου. Ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Yes, Lord and King, give me the power to see my own faults and not to judge my brother. For You are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Ἀναστάντες δέ ἀρχόμεθα· «Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν…» καὶ ψάλλομεν τὴν Αʹ Ὥραν.

Then we begin the First Hour, saying: “Come let us worship…”

ἤ·

or:

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Dismissal

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Δόξα σοι, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

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

Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός· δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ· προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων· ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων ἀποστόλων· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ καλλινίκων μαρτύρων· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ ἁγίου τοῦ ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης· καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου ἐνδόξου καὶ πανευφήμου Ἀποστόλου καὶ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Μάρκου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος καὶ ἐλεήμων Θεός.

May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, the holy and glorious Apostle and Evangelist Mark, 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 ἡμᾶς.

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

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CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.