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Λειτουργία Ἁγίου Χρυσοστόμου

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Μηναῖον - Τῌ Βʹ ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - February 2

Ἀπόδοσις τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Leave-taking of the Feast.

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ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΟΜΟΥ

LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Unless otherwise indicated, the texts of the prayers and hymns of the Divine Liturgy are from: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (© 2016), used with permission from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This text was produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Ψαλμὸς 44.

Antiphon I. Mode 2. Psalm 44.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐξηρεύξατο ἡ καρδία μου λόγον ἀγαθόν· λέγω ἐγὼ τὰ ἔργα μου τῷ βασιλεῖ.

Verse 1: My heart overflowed with a good word; I tell my works to the King. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Ἡ γλῶσσά μου κάλαμος γραμματέως ὀξυγράφου.

Verse 2: My tongue is the pen of a swift-writing scribe. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

Στίχ. γʹ. Ἐξεχύθη χάρις ἐν χείλεσί σου.

Verse 3: Grace was poured out on Your lips. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

Στίχ. δʹ. Διὰ τοῦτο εὐλόγησέ σε ὁ Θεὸς εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

Verse 4: Therefore God blessed You forever. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Ψαλμὸς 44.

Antiphon II. Mode 2. Psalm 44.

Στίχ. αʹ. Περίζωσαι τὴν ρομφαίαν σου ἐπὶ τὸν μηρόν σου, δυνατέ.

Verse 1: Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἀγκάλαις τοῦ Δικαίου Συμεὼν βασταχθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were held in the arms of righteous Symeon. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Καὶ ἔντεινε καὶ κατευοδοῦ καὶ βασίλευε.

Verse 2: Stretch Your bow, and grant prosperity, and reign. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἀγκάλαις τοῦ Δικαίου Συμεὼν βασταχθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were held in the arms of righteous Symeon. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Στίχ. γʹ. Τὰ βέλη σου ἠκονημένα, δυνατέ· λαοὶ ὑποκάτω σου πεσοῦνται.

Verse 3: Your arrows are sharp, O Mighty One. The peoples shall fall under You. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἀγκάλαις τοῦ Δικαίου Συμεὼν βασταχθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were held in the arms of righteous Symeon. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Στίχ. δʹ. Ῥάβδος εὐθύτητος ἡ ῥάβδος τῆς βασιλείας σου.

Verse 4: Your royal scepter is a scepter of uprightness. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἀγκάλαις τοῦ Δικαίου Συμεὼν βασταχθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were held in the arms of righteous Symeon. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. [HC]

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

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen. [HC]

Ὁ Μονογενὴς Υἱὸς καὶ Λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἀθάνατος ὑπάρχων καὶ καταδεξάμενος διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν σαρκωθῆναι ἐκ τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, ἀτρέπτως ἐνανθρωπήσας, σταυρωθείς τε, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, εἷς ὢν τῆς Ἁγίας Τριάδος, συνδοξαζόμενος τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Only begotten Son and Logos of God, being immortal, You condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, You were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us. [GOA]

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ψαλμὸς 44.

Antiphon III. Mode 1. Psalm 44.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἄκουσον, θύγατερ, καὶ ἴδε καὶ κλῖνον τὸ οὖς σου.

Verse 1: Listen, O daughter, behold and incline your ear. [SAAS]

Στίχ. βʹ. Τὸ πρόσωπόν σου λιτανεύσουσιν οἱ πλούσιοι τοῦ λαοῦ.

Verse 2: The rich among the people shall entreat your favor. [SAAS]

Στίχ. γʹ. Μνησθήσονται τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ἐν πάσῃ γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ.

Verse 3: I will remember your name from generation to generation. [SAAS]

Ἀπολυτίκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς. Ἦχος αʹ.

Apolytikion of the Feast. Mode 1.

Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· ἐκ σοῦ γὰρ ἀνέτειλεν ὁ Ἥλιος τῆς δικαιοσύνης, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, φωτίζων τοὺς ἐν σκότει. Εὐφραίνου καὶ σὺ Πρεσβύτα δίκαιε, δεξάμενος ἐν ἀγκάλαις τὸν ἐλευθερωτὴν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, χαριζόμενον ἡμῖν καὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

Lady full of grace, rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, for Christ our God, the Sun of righteousness has risen from you and He illumined those in darkness. And you, righteous Elder, be glad in heart, receiving in your embraces the One who liberates our souls and bestows on us the Resurrection. [SD]

   

   

Ἤ, ἀντὶ τῶν Ἀντιφώνων, κατὰ τὸ τυπικόν, ψάλλονται τὰ Τυπικὰ καὶ οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

An optional alternative to the Antiphons are the Typika (Psalms 102 and 145), and the Beatitudes with the appointed troparia, which are provided here.

Ψαλμὸς 102.

Psalm 102.

Ψαλμὸς 145.

Psalm 145.

   

   

Οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

The Beatitudes.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου μνήσθητι ἡμῶν Κύριε, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου. Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

In Your kingdom. Remember us, O Lord, when You come in Your kingdom. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [RSV]

Μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. [RSV]

Μακάριοι οἱ πρᾳεῖς, ὅτι αὐτοὶ κληρονομήσουσι τὴν γῆν.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. [RSV]

Μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες καὶ διψῶντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην, ὅτι αὐτοὶ χορτασθήσονται.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. [RSV]

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Μακάριοι οἱ ἐλεήμονες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. [RSV]

Τὸ στερέωμα, τῶν ἐπὶ σοὶ πεποιθότων, στερέωσον Κύριε τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν, ἢν ἐκτήσω τῷ τιμίῳ σου αἵματι.

As the firm support of those who hope in You firmly, * O Lord and our Savior, support us, Your holy * Church You purchased * with Your most precious blood, O Christ. [GOASD]

Μακάριοι οἱ καθαροὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ, ὅτι αὐτοὶ τὸν Θεὸν ὄψονται.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. [RSV]

Ὁ πρωτότοκος ἐκ Πατρὸς πρὸ αἰώνων, Πρωτότοκος νήπιος, Κόρης ἀφθόρου, τῷ Ἀδὰμ χεῖρας προτείνων ἐπέφανε.

Pre-eternally begotten first of the Father, * the Son has appeared as the all-holy Virgin's * firstborn infant; and to Adam He holds out His hands. [GOASD]

Μακάριοι οἱ εἰρηνοποιοί, ὅτι αὐτοὶ Υἱοὶ Θεοῦ κληθήσονται.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. [RSV]

Νηπιόφρονα, τὸν γεγονότα ἀπάτῃ, Πρωτόπλαστον ἔμπαλιν ἐπανορθώσων, Θεὸς Λόγος, νηπιάσας ἐπέφανε.

First-created man had long ago been beguiled * to think like a child. But now God the Logos, * to restore him, has appeared as child himself. [GOASD]

Μακάριοι οἱ δεδιωγμένοι ἕνεκεν δικαιοσύνης, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [RSV]

Γῆς ἀπόγονον, παλινδρομήσασαν ταύτῃ, Θεότητος σύμμορφον φύσιν ὁ Πλάστης, ὡς ἀτρέπτως νηπιάσας ἀνέδειξε.

Being born of earth, our human nature returned there. * Our Maker immutably became an infant; * thus He made it to conform to Divinity. [GOASD]

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Μακάριοι ἐστὲ ὅταν ὀνειδίσωσιν ὑμᾶς, καὶ διώξωσι, καὶ εἴπωσι πᾶν πονηρὸν ῥῆμα καθ' ὑμῶν, ψευδόμενοι ἕνεκεν ἐμοῦ.

Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely [for my sake]. [RSV]

Ἐβόησέ σοι, ἰδὼν ὁ Πρέσβυς, τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς τὸ σωτήριον, ὃ λαοῖς ἐπέστη· Ἐκ Θεοῦ Χριστὲ σὺ Θεός μου.

To You, the Elder cried out, on seeing * with his own eyes the salvation that You prepared for all people, * "God from God are You, Christ my Savior." [GOASD]

Χαίρετε καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε, ὅτι ὁ μισθὸς ὑμῶν πολὺς ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. [RSV]

Σιὼν σὺ λίθος, ἐναπετέθης, τοῖς ἀπειθοῦσι προσκόμματος, καὶ σκανδάλου πέτρα, ἀῤῥαγὴς πιστῶν σωτηρία.

"You have been laid as a stone for Zion, * a rock of stumbling, a stone of offense for the unbelievers, * but the firm salvation of the faithful." [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Βεβαίως φέρων, τὸν χαρακτῆρα, τοῦ πρὸ αἰώνων σε φύσαντος, τὴν βροτῶν δι' οἶκτον, νῦν ἀσθένειαν περιέθου.

"You bear the very stamp of the One who before all time has begotten You; * now in Your compassion, * You have assumed our human frailty." [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Υἱὸν Ὑψίστου, Υἱὸν Παρθένου, Θεὸν παιδίον γενόμενον, προσκυνήσαντά σε, νῦν ἀπόλυσον ἐν εἰρήνῃ.

"Son of the Most High, Son of the Virgin, * You are my God and I worship You, * who became a Child. * Now dismiss me in peace, I pray You." [GOASD]

   

   

Εἰσοδικόν. Ἦχος βʹ.

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Ἐγνώρισε Κύριος τὸ σωτήριον αὐτοῦ ἐναντίον πάντων τῶν ἐθνῶν. Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἀγκάλαις τοῦ Δικαίου Συμεὼν βασταχθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

The Lord made known His salvation in the sight of all the Gentiles. Save us, O Son of God, who were held in the arms of righteous Symeon. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

   

Ὕμνοι μετὰ τὴν Μικρὰν Εἴσοδον

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· ἐκ σοῦ γὰρ ἀνέτειλεν ὁ Ἥλιος τῆς δικαιοσύνης, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, φωτίζων τοὺς ἐν σκότει. Εὐφραίνου καὶ σὺ Πρεσβύτα δίκαιε, δεξάμενος ἐν ἀγκάλαις τὸν ἐλευθερωτὴν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, χαριζόμενον ἡμῖν καὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

Lady full of grace, rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, for Christ our God, the Sun of righteousness has risen from you and He illumined those in darkness. And you, righteous Elder, be glad in heart, receiving in your embraces the One who liberates our souls and bestows on us the Resurrection. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Ὁ μήτραν παρθενικὴν ἁγιάσας τῷ τόκῳ σου, καὶ χεῖρας τοῦ Συμεὼν εὐλογήσας ὡς ἔπρεπε, προφθάσας καὶ νῦν ἔσωσας ἡμᾶς Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός. Ἀλλ' εἰρήνευσον ἐν πολέμοις τὸ πολίτευμα, καὶ κραταίωσον Βασιλεῖς οὓς ἠγάπησας, ὁ μόνος φιλάνθρωπος.

You sanctified the virginal womb by Your birth, O Lord, and blessed the hands of Symeon fittingly, O Christ God; and even now You came and saved us. Now, give peace to our Nation in time of war, and empower our Leaders, so loved by You, the only one who loves humanity. [SD]

   

   

Ο ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΟΣ ΥΜΝΟΣ

THE TRISAGION HYMN

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

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

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.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

   

   

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

Τετάρτη τῆς ΛΓʹ Ἑβδομάδος

Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος γʹ. ᾨδὴ Ἐνάτη.

Prokeimenon. Mode 3. Ode ix.

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

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. [RSV]

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 low estate of his handmaiden. [RSV]

Καθολικῆς Αʹ Ἐπιστολῆς Πέτρου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from Peter's First Universal Letter.

1Πε 4:1-11

1 Pet. 4:1-11

Ἀγαπητοί, Χριστοῦ οὖν παθόντος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν σαρκὶ καὶ ὑμεῖς καὶ ὑμεῖς τὴν αὐτὴν ἔννοιαν ὁπλίσασθε, ὅτι ὁ παθὼν ἐν σαρκὶ πέπαυται ἁμαρτίας, εἰς τὸ μηκέτι ἀνθρώπων ἐπιθυμίαις, ἀλλὰ θελήματι Θεοῦ τὸν ἐπίλοιπον ἐν σαρκὶ βιῶσαι χρόνον· ἀρκετὸς γὰρ ὑμῖν ὁ παρεληλυθὼς χρόνος τοῦ βίου τὸ θέλημα τῶν ἐθνῶν κατεργάσασθαι, πεπορευμένους ἐν ἀσελγείαις, ἐπιθυμίαις, οἰνοφλυγίαις, κώμοις, πότοις καὶ ἀθεμίτοις εἰδωλολατρείαις· ἐν ᾧ ξενίζονται μὴ συντρεχόντων ὑμῶν εἰς τὴν αὐτὴν τῆς ἀσωτίας ἀνάχυσιν, βλασφημοῦντες· οἳ ἀποδώσουσι λόγον τῷ ἑτοίμως ἔχοντι κρῖναι ζῶντας καὶ νεκρούς· εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ καὶ νεκροῖς εὐηγγελίσθη, ἵνα κριθῶσι μὲν κατὰ ἀνθρώπους σαρκί, ζῶσι δὲ κατὰ Θεὸν πνεύματι. Πάντων δὲ τὸ τέλος ἤγγικε· σωφρονήσατε οὖν καὶ νήψατε εἰς τὰς προσευχάς· πρὸ πάντων δὲ τὴν εἰς ἑαυτοὺς ἀγάπην ἐκτενῆ ἔχοντες· ὅτι ἡ ἀγάπη καλύψει πλῆθος ἁμαρτιῶν· φιλόξενοι εἰς ἀλλήλους ἄνευ γογγυσμῶν. Ἕκαστος καθὼς ἔλαβε χάρισμα, εἰς ἑαυτοὺς αὐτὸ διακονοῦντες ὡς καλοὶ οἰκονόμοι ποικίλης χάριτος Θεοῦ· εἴ τις λαλεῖ, ὡς λόγια Θεοῦ· εἴ τις διακονεῖ, ὡς ἐξ ἰσχύος, ἧς χορηγεῖ ὁ Θεός· ἵνα ἐν πᾶσι δοξάζηται ὁ Θεὸς διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ᾧ ἐστιν ἡ δόξα καὶ τὸ κράτος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων· ἀμήν.

Beloved, since Christ suffered in the flesh for us, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God. Let the time that is past suffice for doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry. They are surprised that you do not now join them in the same wild profligacy, and they abuse you; but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is why the gospel was preached even to the dead, that though judged in the flesh like men, they might live in the spirit like God. The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers. Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins. Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another. As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. [RSV]

   

   

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἦχος δʹ. Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 2.

Alleluia. Mode 4. Luke 2.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. αʹ. Νῦν ἀπολύεις τον δοῦλόν σου, Δέσποτα, κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου, ἐν εἰρήνῃ· ὅτι εἶδον οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου τὸ σωτήριόν σου, ὃ ἡτοίμασας κατὰ πρόσωπον πάντων τῶν λαῶν.

Verse 1: Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples. [RSV]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Φῶς εἰς ἀποκάλυψιν ἐθνῶν, καὶ δόξαν λαοῦ σου Ἰσραήλ.

Verse 2: A light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel. [RSV]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel

Τετάρτη τῆς ΙϚʹ Ἑβδομάδος

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Μᾶρκον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

Μαρ ιβʹ 28 - 37

Mk. 12:28-37

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, προσελθὼν εἷς τῶν γραμματέων τῷ Ἰησοῦ, ἀκούσας συζητούντων τῶν Σαδδουκαίων μετ' αὐτοῦ, ἰδὼν ὅτι καλῶς αὐτοῖς ἀπεκρίθη, ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτόν· Ποία ἐστὶ πρώτη πάντων ἐντολὴ; ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ ὅτι Πρώτη πάντων ἐντολὴ· ἄκουε, Ἰσραήλ, Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν Κύριος εἷς ἐστι· καὶ ἀγαπήσεις Κύριον τὸν Θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ψυχῆς σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς διανοίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος σου. αὕτη πρώτη ἐντολὴ· καὶ δευτέρα ὁμοία, αὕτη· ἀγαπήσεις τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν. μείζων τούτων ἄλλη ἐντολὴ οὐκ ἔστι. καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ γραμματεύς· Καλῶς, διδάσκαλε, ἐπ' ἀληθείας εἶπας ὅτι εἷς ἐστι καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἄλλος πλὴν αὐτοῦ· καὶ τὸ ἀγαπᾶν αὐτὸν ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς συνέσεως καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος, καὶ τὸ ἀγαπᾶν τὸν πλησίον ὡς ἑαυτὸν πλεῖόν ἐστι πάντων τῶν ὁλοκαυτωμάτων καὶ θυσιῶν. καὶ ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἰδὼν ὅτι νουνεχῶς ἀπεκρίθη, εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Οὐ μακρὰν εἶ ἀπὸ τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ Θεοῦ. καὶ οὐδεὶς οὐκέτι ἐτόλμα αὐτὸν ἐπερωτῆσαι. Καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἔλεγε διδάσκων ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ· Πῶς λέγουσιν οἱ γραμματεῖς ὅτι ὁ Χριστὸς υἱὸς Δαυῒδ ἐστι; αὐτὸς γὰρ Δαυῒδ εἶπεν ἐν Πνεύματι ἁγίῳ· λέγει ὁ Κύριος τῷ Κυρίῳ μου, κάθου ἐκ δεξιῶν μου ἕως ἂν θῶ τοὺς ἐχθρούς σου ὑποπόδιον τῶν ποδῶν σου. αὐτὸς οὖν Δαυῒδ λέγει αὐτὸν Κύριον· καὶ πόθεν υἱός αὐτοῦ ἐστι; καὶ ὁ πολὺς ὄχλος ἤκουεν αὐτοῦ ἡδέως.

At that time, one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that he is one, and there is no other but he; and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And after that no one dared to ask him any question. And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself, inspired by the Holy Spirit, declared, 'The Lord said to my Lord,Sit at my right hand, Till I put your enemies under your feet.' David himself calls him Lord; so how is he his son?" And the great throng heard him gladly. [RSV]

   

   

Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Θεοτόκον.

Hymn to the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Heirmos.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Θεοτόκε ἡ ἐλπίς, πάντων τῶν Χριστιανῶν, σκέπε φρούρει φύλαττε, τοὺς ἐλπίζοντας εἰς σέ.

Theotokos, as the hope * of us Christians, one and all, * guard and shelter and protect * those who put their hope in you. [GKD]

Ἐν νόμῳ σκιᾷ καὶ γράμματι, τύπον κατίδωμεν οἱ πιστοί· πᾶν ἄρσεν τὸ τὴν μήτραν διανοῖγον, ἅγιον Θεῷ· διὸ πρωτότοκον Λόγον, Πατρὸς ἀνάρχου Υἱόν, πρωτοτοκούμενον Μητρί, ἀπειράνδρῳ μεγαλύνομεν.

In the shadow and the letter of the Law, * we the faithful perceive the decree: * Consecrate to God every male, the first-born opening the womb. * Now the unoriginate Father's first-born Logos and Son * is also first-born of a virgin Mother, and we magnify Him. [SD]

   

   

Κοινωνικόν. Ψαλμὸς 115.

Communion Hymn. Psalm 115.

Ποτήριον σωτηρίου λήψομαι καὶ τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου ἐπικαλέσομαι. Ἀλληλούϊα.

I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. Alleluia. [SAAS]

Δείξε Ἐκλογήν.

Show Selected Verses.

Ἐκλογὴ εἰς τὴν Ἑορτὴν τῆς Θεοτόκου

Selected Psalm Verses for the Feast of the Theotokos

Ψαλμὸς 44

Psalm 44

1. Ἐξηρεύξατο ἡ καρδία μου λόγον ἀγαθόν. (44:2)

1. My heart overflowed with a good word. (44:2) [SAAS]

2. Λέγω ἐγὼ τὰ ἔργα μου τῷ βασιλεῖ. (44:2)

2. I tell my works to the King. (44:2) [SAAS]

3. Ἡ γλῶσσά μου κάλαμος γραμματέως ὀξυγράφου. (44:2)

3. My tongue is the pen of a swift-writing scribe. (44:2) [SAAS]

4. Ὡραῖος κάλλει παρὰ τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων. (44:3)

4. You are more beautiful than the sons of men. (44:3) [SAAS]

5. Ἐξεχύθη χάρις ἐν χείλεσί σου. (44:3)

5. Grace was poured out on Your lips. (44:3) [SAAS]

6. Διὰ τοῦτο εὐλόγησέ σε ὁ Θεὸς εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. (44:3)

6. Therefore God blessed You forever. (44:3) [SAAS]

7. Περίζωσαι τὴν ῥομφαίαν σου ἐπὶ τὸν μηρόν σου, δυνατέ. (44:4)

7. Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One. (44:4) [SAAS]

8. Τῇ ὡραιότητί σου καὶ τῷ κάλλει σου. (44:4)

8. In Your splendor and Your beauty. (44:4) [SAAS]

9. Ἔντεινε καὶ κατευοδοῦ καὶ βασίλευε. (44:5)

9. Stretch Your bow, and grant prosperity, and reign. (44:5) [SAAS]

10. Ἕνεκεν ἀληθείας καὶ πρᾳότητος καὶ δικαιοσύνης. (44:5)

10. Because of truth and goodness. (44:5) [SAAS]

11. Διὰ τοῦτο ἔχρισέ σε ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεός σου. (44:8)

11. Therefore God, Your God, anointed You. (44:8) [SAAS]

12. Ἔλαιον ἀγαλλιάσεως παρὰ τοὺς μετόχους σου. (44:8)

12. With the oil of gladness more than Your companions. (44:8) [SAAS]

13. Παρέστη ἡ βασίλισσα ἐκ δεξιῶν σου. (44:10)

13. The queen stood at Your right hand. (44:10) [SAAS]

14. Περιβεβλημένη, πεποικιλμένη. (44:10)

14. Adorned and embroidered with various colors. (44:10) [SAAS]

15. Ἄκουσον, θύγατερ, καὶ ἴδε καὶ κλῖνον τὸ οὖς σου. (44:11)

15. Listen, O daughter, behold and incline your ear. (44:11) [SAAS]

16. Καὶ ἐπιλάθου τοῦ λαοῦ σου καὶ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ πατρός σου· (44:11)

16. And forget your people and your father's house. (44:11) [SAAS]

17. Τὸ πρόσωπόν σου λιτανεύσουσιν οἱ πλούσιοι τοῦ λαοῦ. (44:13)

17. The rich among the people shall entreat your favor. (44:13) [SAAS]

18. Μνησθήσονται τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ἐν πάσῃ γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. (44:18)

18. I will remember your name from generation to generation. (44:18) [SAAS]

Κρύψε Ἐκλογήν.

Hide Selected Verses.

   

   

Ὕμνος μετὰ τὴν Θ. Κοινωνίαν.

Hymn after Holy Communion.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Εἴδομεν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, ἐλάβομεν Πνεῦμα ἐπουράνιον, εὓρομεν πίστιν ἀληθῆ, ἀδιαίρετον Τριάδα προσκυνοῦντες· αὕτη γὰρ ἡμᾶς ἔσωσεν.

We have seen the true light; we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshiping the undivided Trinity, for the Trinity has saved us. [GOA]

   

   

ΑΠΟΛΥΣΙΣ

THE DISMISSAL

Δόξα σοι, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

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

Ὁ ἐν ἀγκάλαις τοῦ δικαίου Συμεὼν βασταχθῆναι 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, καὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος καὶ ἐλεήμων Θεός.

May He who condescended to be held in the arms of righteous Symeon, 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, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and merciful and loves mankind.

   

   

Κανόνας Νηστείας

Fasting Rule

Νηστεία.

Strict: Refrain from meat, fish, oil, dairy, and eggs.

Εἶναι Τετάρτη ἢ Παρασκευή.

It is a Wednesday or Friday.