Πεντηκοστάριον

Pentecostarion

Κυριακὴ τοῦ Τυφλοῦ

Sunday of the Blindman

Μηναῖον

Menaion

Τῌ ΚΑʹ ΜΑΪΟΥ

May 21

Μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Ἐνδόξων, Μεγάλων, Θεοστέπτων καὶ Ἰσαποστόλων Βασιλέων, Κωνσταντίνου καὶ Ἑλένης.

Memory of the Holy and Glorious Great God-Crowned Emperors Constantine and Helen, the Equals to the Apostles.

   

   

ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

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

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

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

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

ἤ· Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

or: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

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.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 1. Automelon.

Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι, τὸν ἐκ Παρθένου τεχθέντα εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν, ἀνυμνήσωμεν πιστοὶ καὶ προσκυνήσωμεν, ὅτι ηὐδόκησε σαρκί, ἀνελθεῖν ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ, καὶ θάνατον ὑπομεῖναι, καὶ ἐγεῖραι τοὺς τεθνεῶτας, ἐν τῇ ἐνδόξῳ Ἀναστάσει αὐτοῦ.

Let us worship the Word who is unoriginate * with the Father and the Spirit, and from a Virgin was born * for our salvation, O believers, and let us sing His praise. * For in His goodness He was pleased * to ascend the Cross in the flesh, and to undergo death, * and to raise up those who had died, * by His glorious Resurrection. (SD)

Δόξα. Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

Glory. For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου τὸν τύπον ἐν οὐρανῷ θεασάμενος, καὶ ὡς ὁ Παῦλος τὴν κλῆσιν οὐκ ἐξ ἀνθρώπων δεξάμενος, ὁ ἐν βασιλεῦσιν, Ἀπόστολός σου Κύριε, Βασιλεύουσαν πόλιν τῇ χειρί σου παρέθετο ἣν περίσῳζε διὰ παντὸς ἐν εἰρήνῃ, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, μόνε Φιλάνθρωπε.

Your Apostle among the Rulers, St. Constantine, who once beheld in the sky the image of Your Cross, and who like Paul received his calling not from man, once entrusted the Ruling City into Your hand. We entreat You to restore it in peace forever, at the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord who loves humanity. (SD)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ὁ δι' ἡμᾶς γεννηθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, καὶ σταύρωσιν ὑπομείνας ἀγαθέ, ὁ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον σκυλεύσας, καὶ Ἔγερσιν δείξας ὡς Θεός, μὴ παρίδῃς οὓς ἔπλασας τῇ χειρί σου· δεῖξον τὴν φιλανθρωπίαν σου ἐλεῆμον, δέξαι τὴν τεκοῦσάν σε Θεοτόκον πρεσβεύουσαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καὶ σῶσον Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, λαὸν ἀπεγνωσμένον.

Born of a Virgin, O Good One who also endured crucifixion for our sake, who by death took the spoils of death as plunder and showed resurrection, being God, O despise not the ones that You formed with Your own hand. Demonstrate Your love for man, O Lord of mercy, and accept Your Mother, the Theotokos, who intercedes on our behalf, O Savior, and save us a despairing people. (SD)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι σὸν τὸ κράτος καὶ σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours is the dominion, and Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ. Ἀναστάσιμον.

Kathisma I. Resurrectional.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Τὸν Σταυρὸν τοῦ Κυρίου ἐγκωμιάσωμεν, τὴν ταφὴν τὴν ἁγίαν ὕμνοις τιμήσωμεν, καὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ ὑπερδοξάσωμεν, ὅτι συνήγειρε νεκρούς, ἐκ τῶν μνημάτων ὡς Θεός, σκυλεύσας κράτος θανάτου, καὶ ἰσχὺν διαβόλου, καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾅδῃ φῶς ἀνέτειλε.

Let us honor the Cross of the Lord with solemn praise, * and His holy entombment extol with sacred hymns, * and His Rising from the dead supremely glorify; * for He despoiled the realm of death and the devil's might, for He is God; * then He resurrected * the dead from the graves together, * and made the light to dawn on those in hell. (SD)

Δόξα. Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

Glory. For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἠχος γʹ. Θείας πίστεως.

Mode 3. Your confession.

Νέος γέγονας, Δαυῒδ τοῖς τρόποις, γέρας ἄνωθεν, εἰσδεδεγμένος, τῆς βασιλείας τῇ κορυφῇ σου τὸ ἔλαιον· σὲ γὰρ τῷ Πνεύματι ἔχρισεν ἔνδοξε. Ὁ ὑπερούσιος Λόγος καὶ Κύριος· ὅθεν ἔλαβες, καὶ σκῆπτρον Σοφὲ βασίλειον, αἰτούμενος ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

You became a new David in manner. * You received the oil of the kingdom, * as an honor from heaven, upon your head. * The Lord and Logos transcending all essences * anointed you with the Spirit, O glorious one. * Therefore you received the scepter to rule, as one most wise. * And you entreat that we obtain the great mercy. (SD)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Χαῖρε πύλη Κυρίου ἡ ἀδιόδευτος, χαῖρε τεῖχος καὶ σκέπη τῶν προστρεχόντων εἰς σέ, χαῖρε ἀχείμαστε λιμὴν καὶ Ἀπειρόγαμε, ἡ τεκοῦσα ἐν σαρκὶ τὸν Ποιητὴν σου καὶ Θεόν, πρεσβεύουσα μὴ ἐλλείπῃς, ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀνυμνούντων, καὶ προσκυνούντων τὸν Τόκον σου.

O impassable gateway of God the Lord, rejoice. * Wall and shelter of those who in you take refuge, rejoice. * Stormless haven, rejoice, O Maid who knew not man * and yet physically gave birth to your Creator and God. * Never cease interceding * on behalf of those extolling and worshiping the Son you bore. (SD)

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Κύριε, ἐν μέσῳ σε προσήλωσαν, οἱ παράνομοι τῶν καταδίκων, καὶ λόγχῃ τὴν πλευράν σου ἐξεκέντησαν, ὦ Ἐλεῆμον, ταφὴν δὲ κατεδέξω, ὁ λύσας ᾅδου τὰς πύλας, καὶ ἀνέστης τριήμερος, ἔδραμον Γυναῖκες ἰδεῖν σε, καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν Ἀποστόλοις τὴν Ἔγερσιν. Ὑπερυψούμενε Σωτήρ, ὃν ὑμνοῦσιν Ἄγγελοι, εὐλογημένε Κύριε δόξα σοι.

The violators of the Law had You crucified amid the convicts. Furthermore, they pierced Your side with a lance, O Lord of mercy. You accepted burial, You destroyed the gates of Hades, and on the third day You resurrected. The Women ran to see You, and they announced the resurrection to the Apostles. Supremely exalted Savior, whom the Angels extol, O blessed Lord, glory to You. (SD)

Δόξα. Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

Glory. For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Σήμερον τὸ προφητικόν.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἑλκόμενος ἐπὶ σταυροῦ, ὁ Ποιητὴς τοῦ ἡλίου καὶ κτίσεως, σὲ ὡς ἀστέρα φαεινόν, ἐξ οὐρανοῦ δι' ἀστέρων ἐφειλκύσατο, ᾧ καὶ κράτος πρῶτος τὸ βασίλειον ἐπέθηκε· διὸ σε ἀνευφημοῦμεν, Κωνσταντῖνε Βασιλεῦ εὐσεβέστατε, σὺν Ἑλένῃ μητρὶ τῇ θεόφρονι.

The Maker of the sun and all creation was led once to the Cross. And now to himself He leads you, the shining star, by stars from heaven. And to you first He bestowed imperial power. Therefore, O most pious emperor Constantine, we extol you and your mother Helen the godly-minded. (SD)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Χαῖρε ἅγιον ὄρος καὶ θεοβάδιστον, χαῖρε ἔμψυχε βάτε καὶ ἀκατάφλεκτε, χαῖρε ἡ μόνη πρὸς Θεὸν κόσμου γέφυρα, ἡ μετάγουσα θνητούς, πρὸς τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, χαῖρε ἀκήρατε Κόρη, ἡ ἀπειράνδρως τεκοῦσα, τὴν σωτηρίαν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Holy Mountain on which God himself has trod, rejoice. * Living bush that was burning and not consumed, rejoice. * O Rejoice, the only bridge that joins the world to God * and conducts the mortal human race to everlasting life. * Rejoice, immaculate Maiden, * who without knowing a husband * truly gave birth to Him who saves our souls. (SD)

Κάθισμα Γʹ. Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

Kathisma III. For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἠχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ἡ εὔσημος μνήμη σου, ἐπιφανεῖσα ἡμῖν, αὐγάζει τὰ πέρατα, θεογνωσίας φωτί, Κωνσταντῖνε θεόπνευστε· σὺ γὰρ ἐν Βασιλεῦσιν εὐσεβὴς ἀνεδείχθης, νόμους ἐπουρανίου, Βασιλέως τηρήσας· διὸ ταῖς ἱκεσίαις ταῖς σαῖς, ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς πειρασμῶν.

Your dignified memory has shone upon us today. * It brightens the universe with light of knowledge divine, * O God-inspired Constantine. * You among kings and rulers showed yourself to be pious, * for you obeyed the laws of the King of the heavens. * Therefore by your entreaties, from trials deliver us. (SD)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Ἀπειρόγαμε Νύμφη θεογεννήτρια, ἡ τῆς Εὔας τὴν λύπην χαραποιήσασα, ἀνυμνοῦμεν οἱ πιστοὶ καὶ προσκυνοῦμέν σε, ὅτι ἀνήγαγες ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς ἀρχαίας ἀρᾶς, καὶ νῦν δυσώπει ἀπαύστως, πανύμνητε Παναγία, εἰς τὸ σωθῆναι ἠμας.

Bride unwedded, who nevertheless engendered God, * changing Eve's pain and sorrow into exultant joy, * we the faithful now extol you and we honor you; * for you have lifted us up from the primal curse. * And now entreat importunely * and unceasingly, O all-lauded * and all-holy one, that we be saved. (SD)

Εὐλογητάρια Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Τῶν Ἀγγέλων ὁ δῆμος, κατεπλάγη ὁρῶν σε, ἐν νεκροῖς λογισθέντα, τοῦ θανάτου δὲ Σωτήρ, τὴν ἰσχὺν καθελόντα, καὶ σὺν ἑαυτῷ τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἐγείραντα, καὶ ἐξ ᾍδου πάντας ἐλευθερώσαντα.

When the hosts of the Angels saw how You were accounted among the dead, they all marveled. You, O Savior, are the One who destroyed the might of death; and when You arose You raised Adam with yourself and from Hades liberated everyone. (SD)

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Τί τὰ μύρα, συμπαθῶς τοῖς δάκρυσιν, ὦ Μαθήτριαι κιρνᾶτε; ὁ ἀστράπτων ἐν τῷ τάφῳ Ἄγγελος, προσεφθέγγετο ταῖς Μυροφόροις· Ἴδετε ὑμεῖς τὸν τάφον καὶ ᾔσθητε· ὁ Σωτὴρ γὰρ ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

"Why do you mingle the ointments with your tears full of pity, O women disciples?" Thus the Angel who was shining in the tomb cried to the myrrh-bearing women. "See for yourselves the empty tomb and understand, that the Savior has risen from the sepulcher." (SD)

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Λίαν πρωΐ, Μυροφόροι ἔδραμον, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου θρηνολογοῦσαι· ἀλλ' ἐπέστη, πρὸς αὐτὰς ὁ Ἄγγελος, καὶ εἶπε· θρήνου ὁ καιρὸς πέπαυται, μὴ κλαίετε, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν δέ, Ἀποστόλοις εἴπατε.

Very early in the morning, the myrrh-bearing women were hastening to Your tomb lamenting. But the Angel appeared to them and uttered, "The time for lamentation has ended; weep no more. Go announce the Resurrection to the Apostles." (SD)

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, μετὰ μύρων ἐλθοῦσαι, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου, Σῶτερ ἐνηχοῦντο. Ἀγγέλου τρανῶς, πρὸς αὐτὰς φθεγγομένου· Τὶ μετὰ νεκρῶν, τὸν ζώντα λογίζεσθε; ὡς Θεὸς γάρ, ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

When the myrrh-bearing women had come with their spices to Your sepulcher, O Savior, they heard the voice of an Angel clearly speaking to them, "Why do you account among the dead the One who lives? For as God, He has risen from the sepulcher." (SD)

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προσκυνοῦμεν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν τούτου Υἱόν τε, καὶ τὸ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὴν Ἁγίαν Τριάδα, ἐν μιᾷ τῇ οὐσίᾳ, σὺν τοῖς Σεραφείμ, κράζοντες τό· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε.

We bow down in worship to the Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity, one in essence; and we cry aloud with the Seraphim: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord. (SD)

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ζωοδότην τεκοῦσα, ἐλυτρώσω Παρθένε, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἁμαρτίας, χαρμονὴν δὲ τῇ Εὔᾳ, ἀντὶ λύπης παρέσχες, ῥεύσαντα ζωῆς, ἴθυνε πρὸς ταύτην δέ, ὁ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθείς Θεὸς καὶ ἄνθρωπος.

Giving birth to the Giver of life, O Virgin, you delivered Adam from sin, and to Eve you have rendered joy in place of sorrow. He who from you became incarnate, God and man, has directed to life him who fell from it. (SD)

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεός. (ἐκ γʹ)

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory to You, O God. (3)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ὑπακοή.

Hypakoe.

Ἀγγελικῇ ὁράσει τὸν νοῦν ἐκθαμβούμεναι, καὶ θεϊκῇ Ἐγέρσει τὴν ψυχὴν φωτιζόμεναι, αἱ Μυροφόροι τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις εὐηγγελίζοντο. Ἀναγγείλατε ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσι, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν τοῦ Κυρίου, συνεργοῦντος τοῖς θαύμασι, καὶ παρέχοντος ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Mentally amazed by the angelic apparition, inwardly illumined by the divine resurrection, the ointment-bearing women brought good tidings to the Apostles. "Proclaim the resurrection of the Lord among the Gentiles, as He works with you by means of miracles, granting us His great mercy." (SD)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode pl. 1.

Ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαί με Δαυϊτικῶς, ᾄδω σοι Σωτήρ μου. Ῥῦσαί μου τὴν ψυχὴν ἐκ γλώσσης δολίας.

When I am afflicted, I sing to You, like David, O my Savior. Deliver my soul from a crafty tongue. (SD)

Τοῖς ἐρημικοῖς ζωὴ μακαρία ἐστί, θεϊκῷ ἔρωτι πτερουμένοις.

Blessed is the life of those who dwell in the desert, winged as they are by divine eros. (SD)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, περικρατεῖται πάντα τὰ ὁρατά τε σὺν τοῖς ἀοράτοις· αὐτοκρατὲς γὰρ ὅν, τῆς Τριάδος ἕν ἐστιν ἀψεύστως.

By the Holy Spirit are all things maintained, both seen and unseen; for, being autocratic, He is one of the Trinity, truly. (SD)

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Εἰς τὰ ὄρη ψυχὴ ἀρθῶμεν, δεῦρο ἐκεῖσε· ὅθεν βοήθεια ἥκει.

O my soul, let us rise into the mountains; come, let us go there whence help comes. (SD)

Δεξιά σου χεὶρ κᾀμέ, Χριστὲ ἱπταμένη, σκαιωρίας πάσης περιφυλαξάτω.

Let Your soaring right hand protect me, O Christ, from treachery on every side. (SD)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, θεολογοῦντες φῶμεν· Σὺ εἶ Θεός, ζωή, ἔρως, φῶς, νοῦς, σὺ χρηστότης, σὺ βασιλεύεις εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

To the Holy Spirit we say, theologizing, "You are God, life, eros, light, nous; You are goodness; You reign to the ages." (SD)

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἐπὶ τοῖς εἰρηκόσι μοι· Εἰς τὰς αὐλὰς προσβῶμεν Κυρίου, χαρᾶς πολλῆς πλησθεὶς εὐχὰς ἀναπέμπω.

Because they said to me, "Let us go to the courts of the Lord," I am filled with great joy, and I send up my petitions. (SD)

Ἐπὶ οἶκον Δαυΐδ, τὰ φοβερὰ τελεσιουργεῖται· πῦρ γὰρ ἐκεῖ φλέγον, ἅπαντα αἰσχρὸν νοῦν.

On the house of David are the fearsome things to be fully accomplished; for therein will be fire, burning every shameful thought. (SD)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ζωαρχικὴ ἀξία, ἐξ οὗ πᾶν ζῶον ἐμψυχοῦται, ὡς ἐν Πατρί, ἅμα τε καὶ Λόγῳ.

In the Holy Spirit, as in the Father and the Logos, is the principle of life; from Him is every living being endowed with a soul. (SD)

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ὅτι σὺ βασιλεύεις εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. (δίς)

Arise, O Lord my God, For You reign unto the ages. (2)

Στίχ. Ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι, Κύριε, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου, διηγήσομαι πάντα τὰ θαυμάσιά σου.

Verse: I will give thanks to You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your wondrous things.

Ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ὅτι σὺ βασιλεύεις εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Arise, O Lord my God, For You reign unto the ages. (SAAS)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

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READER

Κοντάκιον. Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

Kontakion. For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἠχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Κωνσταντῖνος σήμερον, σὺν τῇ μητρὶ τῇ Ἑλένη, τὸν Σταυρὸν ἐμφαίνουσι, τὸ πανσεβάσμιον ξύλον, πάντων μὲν τῶν Ἰουδαίων αἰσχύνην ὄντα, ὅπλον δὲ πιστῶν, Ἀνάκτων κατ' ἐναντίων· δι' ἡμᾶς γὰρ ἀνεδείχθη, σημεῖον μέγα, καὶ ἐν πολέμοις φρικτόν.

On this day does Constantine along with Helen his mother * show the holy Cross, that tree worthy of all veneration. * Raised on high, it is a shame for all the Judeans, * but a shield against the enemy for faithful rulers; * and for us it has been shown forth to be a great sign, * inspiring awe in war. (SD)

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Κωνσταντῖνον πιστοὶ σὺν τῇ μητρὶ τιμήσωμεν· τοῦ Προφήτου γὰρ αὐτοὶ λόγους ἀκροασάμενοι, ἐν κέδρῳ καὶ πεύκῃ καὶ κυπαρίσσῳ, τὸν τρισύνθετον Σταυρὸν κατενόησαν, δι' οὗ τὸ σωτήριον πάθος ἐξηκολούθησε, καὶ πάντας παρέστησαν τοὺς Ἰουδαίους παρασκευάζεσθαι, δεῖξαι τοῖς λαοῖς μέγα δικαίωμα, τὸ κεκρυμμένον διὰ τὸν φθόνον, καὶ βασκανίαν τὴν αὐτῶν, καὶ τοῦτο εὑρόντες ἀνέδειξαν αὐτοί. Διὰ τοῦτο τοῖς πᾶσι νικηφόροι ἀνεδείχθησαν, ὅπλον φέροντες ἀπροσμάχητον, σημεῖον μέγα, καὶ ἐν πολέμοις φρικτόν.

O believers, let us honor Constantine and Helen his mother; for, hearing the words of the Prophet, they recognized in the cedar, the pine and the cypress, the tri-composite Cross, by which the saving Passion came to pass. And they roused all the Jews, to be prepared to display before the people the great justification, hidden because of their hatred and jealousy. And when they found the Cross, they put it on display. Therefore, they were revealed to all as victors, bearing the unassailable shield, a great sign, inspiring awe in war. (SD)

Κοντάκιον. Τοῦ Τυφλοῦ.

Kontakion. For the Blindman.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἠχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Τῆς ψυχῆς τὰ ὄμματα πεπηρωμένος, Σοὶ Χριστὲ προσέρχομαι, ὡς ὁ Τυφλὸς ἐκ γενετῆς, ἐν μετανοίᾳ κραυγάζων Σοι, σὺ τῶν ἐν σκότει, τὸ φῶς τὸ ὑπέρλαμπρον.

In the eyes of soul have I * become unseeing. * Unto You I come, O Christ, * as did of old the man born blind, * and in repentance I cry to You. * For those in darkness You are the most resplendent light. (SD)

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ῥεῖθρόν μοι δώρησαι Χριστέ, σοφίας τῆς ἀρρήτου, καὶ γνώσεως τῆς ἄνω, τὸ φῶς τῶν ἐν τῷ σκότει, καὶ πλανωμένων ὁδηγέ, ἵνα διηγήσωμαι, ἅπερ ἡ θεία βίβλος ἐδίδαξε τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου τῆς εἰρήνης, δηλονότι, τὴν τοῦ Τυφλοῦ θαυματοποιΐαν, ὅτι ἐκ γενετῆς τυφλὸς ὑπάρχων, ὀφθαλμοὺς τοὺς αἰσθητοὺς ἀπολαμβάνει, καὶ τοὺς τῆς ψυχῆς, ἐν πίστει ἀνακραυγάζων· Σὺ τῶν ἐν σκότει, τὸ φῶς τὸ ὑπέρλαμπρον.

The stream of Your wisdom ineffable and knowledge on high grant me, O Christ, Light of those in darkness and guide of those who wander, so that I may relate that, which the Holy Bible taught, even the Gospel of peace; which tells of the Blind man's miracle: that a man being blind from birth enjoys the use of his sensual eyes, as well as those of his soul, and in faith he cries to You, "For those in darkness You are the most resplendent light." (SD)

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΑʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων ἐνδόξων, θεοστέπτων καὶ ἰσαποστόλων μεγάλων βασιλέων Κωνσταντίνου καὶ Ἑλένης.

On May 21 we commemorate the holy, glorious, God-crowned and great Sovereigns Constantine and Helen, the Equals to the Apostles.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Νεομάρτυς Παχώμιος, ὁ ἐν τῷ Οὐσάκι τῆς Φιλαδελφίας μαρτυρήσας, ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The holy Neo-martyr Pachomios, who witnessed in Ousaki, Philadelphia, died by the sword.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου.

From the Pentecostarion.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Κυριακῇ ἕκτῃ ἀπὸ τοῦ Πάσχα, τὸ εἰς τὸν ἐκ γενετῆς Τυφλὸν ἑορτάζομεν τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ καὶ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ θαῦμα.

On this day, the sixth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the miracle that our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ performed on the man born blind.

Στίχοι.

Verses

Φωτὸς χορηγός, ἐκ φάους πλέον φάος,

Light from Light and Giver of Light,

Τὸν ἐκ γενετῆς ὀμματοῖς Τυφλόν, Λόγε.

You give eyes to the man born blind, O Logos.

Τῷ ἀπείῳ ἐλέει σου, Φωτοδότα Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

In Your infinite mercy, O Christ our God and Giver of light, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τοῦ Τυφλοῦ

Katavasias of Sunday of the Blindman

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Ode i. Mode pl. 1.

Τῷ Σωτῆρι Θεῷ, τῷ ἐν θαλάσσῃ λαόν, ποσὶν ἀβρόχοις ὁδηγήσαντι, καὶ Φαραὼ πανστρατιᾷ καταποντίσαντι· αὐτῷ μόνῳ ᾄσωμεν, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

To our Savior and God * who led the people of old * across the Red Sea with unwetted feet, * and who submerged thereunder Pharaoh and his forces all, * to Him only let us sing, for He is glorified. (SD)

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου Χριστέ, στερέωσόν μου τὴν διάνοιαν, εἰς τὸ ὑμνεῖν, καὶ δοξάζειν σου τὴν σωτήριον Ἀνάληψιν.

By the power of Your Cross, O Christ, * firmly establish my intelligence, * so that with hymns I may glorify * Your Ascension that has saved us all. (SD)

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Εἰσακήκοα τὴν ἀκοήν, τῆς δυναστείας τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου, ὡς Παράδεισος ἠνοίγη δι' αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐβόησα· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

I have heard, O Lord, the report about the power of Your Cross, * and that Paradise was opened by it; * and I cried aloud, * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. (SD)

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ὀρθρίζοντες βοῶμέν σοι Κύριε, Σῶσον ἡμᾶς· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν.

Arising very early, we cry out to You, O Lord. * Save us, for You are our God. * We know no other, except for You. (SD)

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ἐκύκλωσέ με ἄβυσσος, ταφή μοι τὸ κῆτος ἐγένετο, ἐγὼ δὲ ἐβόησα, πρὸς σε τὸν φιλάνθρωπον, καὶ ἔσωσέ με ἡ δεξιὰ σου Κύριε.

The deep abyss surrounded me; the sea-beast became my own sepulcher.* But I cried aloud to You the Lover of humankind,* and thus Your right hand has saved me, O Lord my God. (SD)

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Ὁ ἐν καμίνῳ πυρός, τοὺς ὑμνολόγους σώσας Παῖδας, εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν.

You who preserved the young men extolling in the fiery furnace,* You are the God of our fathers, and blessed are You. (SD)

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Τὸν ἐκ Πατρὸς πρὸ αἰώνων, γεννηθέντα Υἱὸν καὶ Θεόν, καὶ ἐπ' ἐσχάτων τῶν χρόνων, σαρκωθέντα, ἐκ Παρθένου Μητρός, ἱερεῖς ὑμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Before the ages begotten from the Father, He is Son and God; * He was incarnated from a Virgin Mother in the later years. * All you priests, extol Him, you peoples all exalt Him supremely to all ages. (SD)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

For you are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοὴ πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (SAAS)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord. Glory to You.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

(κʹ 11 - 18)

(20:11-18)

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, Μαρία εἱστήκει πρὸς τὸ μνημεῖον κλαίουσα ἔξω. Ὡς οὖν ἔκλαιεν παρέκυψεν εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον͵καὶ θεωρεῖ δύο ἀγγέλους ἐν λευκοῖς καθεζομένους͵ ἕνα πρὸς τῇ κεφαλῇ καὶ ἕνα πρὸς τοῖς ποσίν͵ ὅπου ἔκειτο τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Ἰησοῦ. Καὶ λέγουσιν αὐτῇ ἐκεῖνοι· Γύναι͵ τί κλαίεις; λέγει αὐτοῖς· Ὅτι ἦραν τὸν Κύριόν μου͵ καὶ οὐκ οἶδα ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Ταῦτα εἰποῦσα ἐστράφη εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω͵ καὶ θεωρεῖ τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἑστῶτα͵ καὶ οὐκ ᾔδει ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστιν. Λέγει αὐτῇ Ἰησοῦς͵ Γύναι͵ τί κλαίεις; τίνα ζητεῖς; ἐκείνη δοκοῦσα ὅτι ὁ κηπουρός ἐστιν λέγει αὐτῷ͵ Κύριε͵ εἰ σὺ ἐβάστασας αὐτόν͵ εἰπέ μοι ποῦ ἔθηκας αὐτόν͵ κἀγὼ αὐτὸν ἀρῶ. Λέγει αὐτῇ Ἰησοῦς· Μαρία. Στραφεῖσα ἐκείνη λέγει αὐτῷ Ἑβραϊστί͵ Ραββουνὶ (ὃ λέγεται Διδάσκαλε). Λέγει αὐτῇ ὁἸησοῦς͵ Μή μου ἅπτου͵ οὔπω γὰρ ἀναβέβηκα πρὸς τὸν πατέρα· πορεύου δὲ πρὸς τοὺς ἀδελφούς μου καὶ εἰπὲ αὐτοῖς͵ Ἀναβαίνω πρὸς τὸν πατέρα μου καὶ πατέρα ὑμῶν καὶ Θεόν μου καὶ Θεὸν ὑμῶν. Ἔρχεται Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἀπαγγέλλουσα τοῖς μαθηταῖς ὅτι ἑώρακα τὸν Κύριον͵ καὶ ταῦτα εἶπεν αὐτῇ.

At that time, Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that He had said these things to her. (RSV)

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord. Glory to You.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας δι' ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. (GOA)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

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.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. [Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.]

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. [and have mercy on me, O God.] (SAAS)

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. (SD)

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

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

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

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

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. (SD)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν τοῦ Πάσχα.

Canon of Pascha.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode ix. Heirmos. Mode 1.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὸν ἐθελουσίως παθόντα καὶ ταφέντα καὶ ἐξαναστάντα τριήμερον ἐκ τάφου.

O my soul, magnify Him who willingly suffered, was buried, and arose from the grave on the third day.

Φωτίζου, φωτίζου ἡ νέα Ἱερουσαλήμ· ἡ γὰρ δόξα Κυρίου ἐπὶ σὲ ἀνέτειλε. Χόρευε νῦν καὶ ἀγάλλου, Σιών, σὺ δέ, ἁγνή, τέρπου, Θεοτόκε, ἐν τῇ ἐγέρσει τοῦ τόκου σου.

Be illumined, illumined, O New Jerusalem; * for the glory of the Lord has arisen over you. * Dance now for joy, O Zion, and exult. * And you be merry, O pure Theotokos, * at the arising of the One you bore. (SD)

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου τὸν ἐξαναστάντα, τριήμερον ἐκ τάφου, Χριστὸν τὸν ζωοδότην.

O my soul, magnify Christ who is the Giver of life, and who rose from the grave on the third day.

Φωτίζου, φωτίζου ἡ νέα Ἱερουσαλήμ· ἡ γὰρ δόξα Κυρίου ἐπὶ σὲ ἀνέτειλε. Χόρευε νῦν καὶ ἀγάλλου, Σιών, σὺ δέ, ἁγνή, τέρπου, Θεοτόκε, ἐν τῇ ἐγέρσει τοῦ τόκου σου.

Be illumined, illumined, O New Jerusalem; * for the glory of the Lord has arisen over you. * Dance now for joy, O Zion, and exult. * And you be merry, O pure Theotokos, * at the arising of the One you bore. (SD)

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Χριστὸς τὸ Καινὸν Πάσχα, τὸ ζωόθυτον θῦμα, ἀμνὸς Θεοῦ ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν κόσμου.

Christ is the new Pascha, the sacrificial Victim, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.

Ὢ θείας, ὢ φίλης, ὢ γλυκυτάτης σου φωνῆς· μεθ' ἡμῶν ἀψευδῶς γάρ, ἐπηγγείλω ἔσεσθαι, μέχρι τερμάτων αἰῶνος Χριστέ· ἣν οἱ πιστοί, ἄγκυραν ἐλπίδος, κατέχοντες ἀγαλλόμεθα.

Divine and beloved and sweetest utterance of Yours! * For You really and truly pledged that You will be with us * unto the end of the age, O Christ. * And we the faithful, clinging to Your promise, * our anchor of hope, rejoice. (SD)

Σήμερον πᾶσα κτίσις ἀγάλλεται καὶ χαίρει, ὅτι Χριστὸς ἀνέστη, καὶ ἅδης ἐσκυλεύθη.

Today creation all is exultant and rejoices, for Christ has arisen, and Hades was despoiled.

Ὦ Πάσχα τὸ μέγα, καὶ ἱερώτατον, Χριστέ· ὦ σοφία καὶ Λόγε, τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ δύναμις· δίδου ἡμῖν ἐκτυπώτερον, σοῦ μετασχεῖν, ἐν τῇ ἀνεσπέρῳ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς Βασιλείας σου.

O Pascha, the great and most sacred Passover, O Christ, * You the wisdom and Logos and the power of God: * Grant that we may more distinctly partake of You * on that day that has no evening in Your kingly rule. (SD)

Τῆς Θεοτόκου.

For the Theotokos.

Ἦχος ὁ αὐτός. Φωτίζου, φωτίζου.

Same Mode. Be illumined.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Συμφώνως Παρθένε, σὲ μακαρίζομεν πιστοί. Χαῖρε πύλη Κυρίου, χαῖρε πόλις ἔμψυχε, χαῖρε, δι' ἧς ἡμῖν ἔλαμψε, σήμερον φῶς τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ τεχθέντος, τῆς ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστάσεως.

With one voice, O Virgin, we the believers call you blest. * O rejoice, You the Lord's gate; city animate, rejoice. * Lady, rejoice, for today the light * of the resurrection from the dead of the Son * whom You have borne, has shone on us. (SD)

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Εὐφραίνου, ἀγάλλου, ἡ θεία πύλη τοῦ φωτός· ὁ γὰρ δύνας ἐν τάφῳ, Ἰησοῦς ἀνέτειλε, λάμψας ἡλίου φαιδρότερον, καὶ τοὺς πιστοὺς πάντας καταυγάσας, θεοχαρίτωτε Δέσποινα.

Be glad and exultant, divine gate of the light. * For your Son, namely Jesus, having set within the tomb, * rose and is shining more brightly than the sun, * and He has fully illumined all the faithful, * O Lady full of the grace of God. (SD)

Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἐξέστη ἐπὶ τούτῳ

Mode pl. 4. The heavens were astounded.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Ὁ τάφος ἔνθα κεῖται τὸ ἱερόν, Κωνσταντῖνε, καὶ τίμιον σῶμά σου, μαρμαρυγάς, θείας καὶ ἀκτῖνας φωτολαμπεῖς, τοῖς προσιοῦσι πάντοτε, βλύζει ἰαμάτων παντοδαπῶν, τὸ σκότος ἀπελαύνων, καὶ φέγγει ἀνεσπέρῳ, φωταγωγῶν τοὺς εὐφημοῦντάς σε.

The tomb wherein your sacred and precious corpse * lies, O Constantine, surges continually with divine * lightning flashes and the resplendent rays * of cures for every malady unto all who draw near with ardent faith. * It drives away the darkness; * and by its never-setting * luster illumines those who sing your praise. (SD)

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Ἁγίως σου τελέσασα τὴν ζωήν, σὺν Ἁγίοις νυνὶ κατεσκήνωσας, ἁγιασμοῦ, πλήρης γενομένη καὶ φωτισμοῦ, τῶν ἰαμάτων πάντοτε· ὅθεν ἀναβλύζεις τοὺς ποταμούς, καὶ πάθη κατακλύζεις, Ἑλένη μακαρία, καὶ καταρδεύεις τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

In saintliness you finished your earthly life. * You have now gone to dwell with the other saints, for you abound * with illumination and holiness. * And therefore you continually * overflow with rivers of cures for all. * You wash away the passions, * O blessed Saint Eleni, * and you refresh our souls with holy drink. (SD)

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προάναρχε ἀθάνατε Βασιλεῦ, βασιλείας τῆς ἄνω ἠξίωσας, οὓς εὐσεβῶς, πάλαι ἐδικαίωσας ἐπὶ γῆς, τοῦ βασιλεύειν Κύριε, σὲ ἠγαπηκότας εἰλικρινῶς, Ἑλένην τήν, Ἁγίαν, τὸν μέγαν Κωνσταντίνον, ὧν ταῖς πρεσβείαις πάντας οἴκτιρον.

Eternally beginningless sovereign King, * You have granted to Saint Helen and to Constantine the Great * kingly rule in heaven, as in the past * You once permitted them to reign * as Orthodox Emperors on the earth, * for they sincerely loved You. * And by their intercessions * on all have mercy, O immortal Lord. (SD)

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὸν πάντων Βασιλέα καὶ Ποιητήν, συλλαβοῦσα Παρθένε ἐκύησας, καὶ νῦν ἰδού, οἷά περ Βασίλισσα δεξιᾷ, τούτου ἁγνὴ παρίστασαι· ὅθεν δυσωπῶ σε ἀριστερᾶς, μερίδος λύτρωσαί με, ἐν ὥρᾳ καταδίκης, καὶ δεξιοῖς προβάτοις σύνταξον.

O Virgin, you conceived the immortal King * and Creator of all, and gave birth to Him. And now behold, * you stand at His right hand, even as Queen * such as you are. And therefore, O pure one, importunely do I entreat: * Redeem me from the portion * on the left, and include me * among the right-hand sheep on Judgement Day. (SD)

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Katavasia. Mode pl. 1.

Σὲ τὴν ὑπὲρ νοῦν, καὶ λόγον Μητέρα Θεοῦ, τὴν ἐν χρόνῳ τὸν ἄχρονον ἀφράστως κυήσασαν, οἱ πιστοὶ ὁμοφρόνως μεγαλύνομεν.

You, transcending mind and reason the Mother of God, * who gave birth to the timeless One in time inexpressibly, * we the faithful with one accord now magnify. (SD)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι 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 give You glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (ἐκ γʹ)

Holy is the Lord our God. (3) (SAAS)

Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ.

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet.

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Ἐξαποστειλάριον. Τοῦ Πάσχα.

Exaposteilarion. Of Pascha.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 2. Automelon.

Σαρκὶ ὑπνώσας ὡς θνητός, ὁ Βασιλεὺς καὶ Κύριος, τριήμερος ἐξανέστης, Ἀδὰμ ἐγείρας ἐκ φθορᾶς, καὶ καταργήσας θάνατον, Πάσχα τῆς ἀφθαρσίας, τοῦ κόσμου σωτήριον.

When You had slumbered in the flesh as one mortal, O King and Lord, You rose again on the third day, and raised up Adam from decay and rendered death of no effect. Pascha of incorruption, salvation of the world. (SD)

Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Οὐκ ἐξ ἀνθρώπων εἴληφε, τὸ βασίλειον κράτος, ἀλλ' ἐκ τῆς θείας χάριτος, Κωνσταντῖνος ὁ μέγας, σὺν τῇ μητρὶ οὐρανόθεν, ἐξαστράπτον δὲ βλέπει, Σταυροῦ τὸ θεῖον τρόπαιον· ὅθεν τούτῳ ὀλέσας τοὺς δυσμενεῖς, τῶν εἰδώλων ἔλυσε τὴν ἀπάτην, ἐν κόσμῳ δὲ ἐκράτυνε, τὴν ὀρθόδοξον πίστιν.

The great and holy Constantine * with his mother St. Helen * did not receive imperial * rule and dominion from men * but by divine grace from heaven. * He is the one who witnessed * the divine trophy of the Cross * shining above, and by it he crushed the foes, * ending the deceptive ruse of the idols; * and he confirmed the Orthodox * faith as a world religion. (SD)

Τοῦ Τυφλοῦ.

For the Blindman.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Παράγων ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, εὗρε Τυφλὸν ἀόμματον, πτύσας χαμαὶ καὶ ποιήσας, πηλὸν ἐπέχρισε τοῦτον, πρὸς Σιλωὰμ ἀπέστειλε, τοῦ ἀπελθεῖν καὶ νίψασθαι, ὁ δὲ νιψάμενος ἦλθε, βλέπων τὸ φῶς σου Χριστέ μου.

Our Savior once was passing by, * and found a man who was born blind. * He spat on the ground and made clay * of the saliva, anointing * his eyes with it and sent him to * the pool of Siloam to wash. * So he went and washed and came back * seeing Your light, O Christ my God. (SD)

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Lauds. Mode pl. 1.

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

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

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

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

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Στιχηρὸν Αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Sticheron 1. Mode pl. 1.

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. (SAAS)

Κύριε, ἐσφραγισμένου τοῦ τάφου ὑπὸ τῶν παρανόμων, προῆλθες ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, καθὼς ἐτέχθης ἐκ τῆς Θεοτόκου, οὐκ ἔγνωσαν πῶς ἐσαρκώθης, οἱ ἀσώματοί σου Ἄγγελοι, οὐκ ᾔσθοντο πότε ἀνέστης, οἱ φυλάσσοντές σε στρατιῶται· ἀμφότερα γὰρ ἐσφράγισται τοῖς ἐρευνῶσι, πεφανέρωται δὲ τὰ θαύματα, τοῖς προσκυνοῦσιν, ἐν πίστει τὸ μυστήριον· ὃ ἀνυμνοῦσιν, ἀπόδος ἡμῖν ἀγαλλίασιν, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Lord, although the tomb had been sealed by the transgressors of the law, You came forth from the sepulcher, just as You were born from the Theotokos. Your bodiless Angels did not know how You became incarnate; nor did the soldiers who guarded You perceive when You resurrected. For both have been sealed to those who would inquire, but the miracles have been revealed to those who faithfully worship the mystery. As we extol it, restore to us exultant joy and Your great mercy. (SD)

Στιχηρὸν Βʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Sticheron 2. Mode pl. 1.

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. (SAAS)

Κύριε, τοὺς μοχλοὺς τοὺς αἰωνίους συντρίψας, καὶ δεσμὰ διαρρήξας, τοῦ μνήματος ἀνέστης, καταλιπὼν σου τὰ ἐντάφια, εἰς μαρτύριον τῆς ἀληθοῦς τριημέρου ταφῆς σου, καὶ προῆγες ἐν τῇ Γαλιλαία, ὁ ἐν σπηλαίῳ τηρούμενος. Μέγα σου τὸ ἔλεος, ἀκατάληπτε Σωτήρ, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Lord, after You smashed the eternal bars and broke the bonds, You rose from the tomb and left the grave clothes behind as evidence that truly You had been buried for three days. And You proceeded to Galilee, You who were in custody in a rock-hewn tomb. Great is Your mercy, incomprehensible Savior! Have mercy on us. (SD)

Στιχηρὸν Γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Sticheron 3. Mode pl. 1.

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)

Κύριε, αἱ Γυναῖκες ἔδραμον ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμα, τοῦ ἰδεῖν σε τὸν Χριστόν, τὸν δι' ἠμᾶς παθόντα· καὶ προσελθοῦσαι, εὗρον Ἄγγελον ἐπὶ τὸν λίθον καθήμενον, τῷ φόβῳ κυλισθέντα· καὶ πρὸς αὐτὰς ἐβόησε λέγων· Ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος, εἴπατε τοῖς μαθηταῖς, ὅτι ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, ὁ σῴζων τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Lord, the women ran to the sepulcher to see You, the Christ, who had suffered for us. When they came, they found an Angel sitting on the stone that from fear had rolled away. The Angel called out to them, saying, "The Lord has risen. Tell the Disciples that resurrected from the dead is He who saves our souls." (SD)

Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὢ τοῦ παραδόξου.

Mode pl. 4. What a paradoxal.

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)

Χαίροις Κωνσταντῖνε πάνσοφε, ὀρθοδοξίας πηγή, ἡ ποτίζουσα πάντοτε, τοῖς γλυκέσι νάμασι, τὴν ὑφήλιον ἅπασαν. Χαίροις ἡ ῥίζα, ἐξ ἧς ἐβλάστησε, καρπὸς ὁ τρέφων, τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν Χριστοῦ. Χαίροις τὸ καύχημα, τῶν περάτων ἔνδοξε, Χριστιανῶν, βασιλέων πρώτιστε· Χαῖρε χαρὰ τῶν πιστῶν.

Full of wisdom, Constantine, rejoice! * The well of Orthodox Faith, * that has watered in every age * the entire universe * with its waters most sweet, rejoice! * Glorious root, out of which has burgeoned forth * the fruit that feeds the entire Church of Christ, * you are the pride and joy * of the fathers; O rejoice! You are the first * of all Christian emperors. * Rejoice, believers' joy! (SD)

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

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. (SAAS)

Ὁ βασιλεύων τῆς κτίσεως, τὸ εὐπειθὲς προορῶν, τῆς καρδίας σου Πάνσοφε, λογικῶς θηρεύει σε, ἀλογίᾳ κρατούμενον, καὶ καταυγάσας τὴν σὴν διάνοιαν, τῆς εὐσεβείας ταῖς ἐπιγνώσεσι, κόσμῳ ἀνέδειξε, φωταυγῆ ὡς ἥλιον, μαρμαρυγάς, θείων ἀποπέμποντα, πράξεων ἔνδοξε.

He who rules over creation all, * O all-wise Ruler, foresaw * the obedience of your heart, * and through reason captured you * when unreason was ruling you; * and He illumined your thoughts and reasoning * with certain knowledge of Orthodox belief; * glorious Constantine, * to the world He showed you as a shining sun, * radiating brilliant beams * of godly words and deeds. (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)

Τὰ τοῦ Κυρίου διδάγματα, καθάπερ γῆ ἐκλεκτή, δεξαμένη πανεύφημε, ἐναρέτων πράξεων, εὐκαρπίαν ἐβλάστησας, τὰς διανοίας, ἡμῶν ἐκτρέφουσα, τῇ ἐκμιμήσει, Ἑλένη πάνσοφε, τῆς πολιτείας σου· ὅθεν ἑορτάζομεν, περιχαρῶς, σήμερον τὴν μνήμην σου πανηγυρίζοντες.

Full of wisdom, Helen, praised by all, when you accepted the Lord's * saving teachings, like chosen earth * you abundantly produced * many fruits of your virtuous deeds. * And by displaying a holy way of life * for imitation, you thereby feed our minds. * Therefore we celebrate * your divine memorial, O royal Saint, * festively observing it today with heightened joy. (SD)

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Στιχηρὰ τοῦ Πάσχα.

Stichera of Pascha.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀναστήτω ὁ Θεός, καὶ διασκορπισθήτωσαν οἱ ἐχθροὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ φυγέτωσαν ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ οἱ μισοῦντες αὐτόν.

Verse 1: Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee from before His face.

Πάσχα ἱερὸν ἡμῖν σήμερον ἀναδέδεικται· Πάσχα καινόν, Ἅγιον· Πάσχα μυστικόν· Πάσχα πανσεβάσμιον· Πάσχα Χριστὸς ὁ λυτρωτής. Πάσχα ἄμωμον· Πάσχα μέγα· Πάσχα τῶν πιστῶν· Πάσχα τὸ πύλας ἡμῖν τοῦ Παραδείσου ἀνοῖξαν· Πάσχα, πάντας ἁγιάζον πιστούς.

Today a sacred Pascha has been revealed to us; a Pascha new and holy, a Pascha mystical, a Pascha all-venerable, Pascha, the Redeemer Christ himself; a Pascha that is blameless, a Pascha that is great, a Pascha of believers, a Pascha that has opened for us the gates of Paradise, a Pascha that sanctifies believers all. (SD)

Στίχ. βʹ. Ὡς ἐκλείπει καπνός, ἐκλιπέτωσαν· ὡς τήκεται κηρὸς ἀπὸ προσώπου πυρός.

Verse 2: As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish, as wax melts before the fire.

Δεῦτε ἀπὸ θέας Γυναῖκες εὐαγγελίστριαι, καὶ τῇ Σιὼν εἴπατε· Δέχου παρ' ἡμῶν χαρᾶς εὐαγγέλια, τῆς Ἀναστάστεως Χριστοῦ· τέρπου, χόρευε, καὶ ἀγάλλου Ἱερουσαλήμ, τὸν Βασιλέα Χριστόν, θεασαμένη ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, ὡς νυμφίον προερχόμενον.

Come now from that sight, O you women and heralds of good news, and say to Zion, "Receive from us the joyful tidings of the Resurrection of Christ. O Jerusalem, be exultant, dance and leap for joy, for you have witnessed Christ the King coming forth as a Bridegroom from the sepulcher." (SD)

Στίχ. γʹ. Οὕτως ἀπολοῦνται οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ. Καὶ οἱ δίκαιοι εὐφρανθήτωσαν.

Verse 3: So shall the sinners perish from the face of God. And let the righteous be glad.

Αἱ μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, ὄρθρου βαθέος, ἐπιστᾶσαι πρὸς τὸ μνῆμα τοῦ Ζωοδότου, εὗρον Ἄγγελον, ἐπὶ τὸν λίθον καθήμενον, καὶ αὐτὸς προσφθεγξάμενος, αὐταῖς οὕτως ἔλεγε· Τί ζητεῖτε τὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τῶν νεκρῶν; τί θρηνεῖτε τὸν ἄφθαρτον ὡς ἐν φθορᾷ; ἀπελθοῦσαι κηρύξατε τοῖς αὐτοῦ Μαθηταῖς.

The myrrh-bearing women at dawn very early, standing outside the tomb of the Giver-of-Life, found an Angel who was seated upon the stone. And the Angel addressed them, and this is what he said, "Why do you seek among the dead the One who is alive? Why do you grieve as though corruptible the Incorrupt? So go back and proclaim it to His Disciples." (SD)

Στίχ. δʹ. Αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος· ἀγαλλιασώμεθα καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ.

Verse 4: This is the day the Lord made; let us greatly rejoice and be glad therein.

Πάσχα τὸ τερπνόν· Πάσχα Κυρίου, Πάσχα· Πάσχα πανσεβάσμιον ἡμῖν ἀνέτειλε· Πάσχα ἐν χαρᾷ ἀλλήλους περιπτυξώμεθα· ὦ Πάσχα, λύτρον λύπης· καὶ γὰρ ἐκ τάφου σήμερον, ὥσπερ ἐκ παστοῦ, ἐκλάμψας Χριστός, τὰ Γύναια χαρᾶς ἔπλησε λέγων· Κηρύξατε Ἀποστόλοις.

Pascha of delight! Pascha, the Lord's Pascha! A Pascha all venerable has risen for us. Pascha! With joy let us embrace one another. Pascha, the ransom from sorrow! Today from the sepulcher Christ emerged resplendently as from a bridal chamber, and the women He filled with joy, saying, "Proclaim this to the Apostles." (SD)

Δόξα. Τῶν Ἰσαποστόλων.

Glory. For the Equals-to-the-Apostles.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ὁ τῶν Ἀνάκτων Ἄναξ καὶ Θεός, ὁ πλουσίαις δωρεαῖς κατακοσμῶν τοὺς ἀξίους, αὐτὸς οὐρανόθεν, ὥσπερ Παῦλον τὸν ἀοίδιμον, διὰ σημείου τοῦ Σταυροῦ, σὲ Κωνσταντῖνε ἐζώγρησεν. Ἐν τούτῳ, φήσας, νίκα τοὺς ἐχθρούς σου, ὃν ἀναζητήσας σὺν μητρὶ θεόφρονι, καὶ εὑρὼν ὡς ἐπόθεις, τούτους κατὰ κράτος ἐτροπώσω. Σὺν αὐτῇ οὖν ἱκέτευε, ὑπὲρ ὀρθοδόξων Βασιλέων, καὶ τοῦ φιλοχρίστου Στρατοῦ, καὶ πάντων τῶν τὴν μνήμην σου τελούντων πιστῶς, τὸν μόνον φιλάνθρωπον, λυτρωθῆναι πάσης ὀργῆς.

The King of kings and God, who adorns the worthy with abundant gifts, caught you in His net, through the sign of the Cross, like He did to Paul the glorious, O Constantine. He said to you, "In this sign conquer your enemies." Thus having sought Him, as did your godly-minded mother, and having found Him for whom you longed, you utterly defeated them. In company with your mother, earnestly pray for Orthodox rulers, and the Christ-loving armed forces, and all of us who loyally observe your memory, entreating Him who alone loves humanity, to deliver us from all wrath. (SD)

Καὶ νῦν. Τοῦ Τυφλοῦ.

Both now. For the Blindman.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Τίς λαλήσει τὰς δυναστείας σου Χριστὲ; ἢ τίς ἐξαριθμήσει τῶν θαυμάτων σου τὰ πλήθη; διπλοῦς γὰρ ὡς ὠράθης ἐπὶ γῆς δι' ἀγαθότητα, διπλᾶς καὶ τὰς ἰάσεις τοῖς νοσοῦσιν ἐχορήγεις· οὐ μόνον γὰρ τοῦ σώματος ὀφθαλμοὺς διήνοιξας, τοῦ ἀπὸ μήτρας πηρωθέντος, ἀλλὰ καὶ τοὺς τῆς ψυχῆς· ὅθεν Θεόν σε ὡμολόγει τὸν κρυπτόμενον, καὶ πᾶσι παρέχοντα τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Who can speak of Your mighty works, O Christ, or enumerate Your many miracles? You appeared on earth in two natures, in Your goodness; and You likewise granted twofold cures to the sick. For example, You opened not only the bodily eyes of the man born blind, but also the eyes of his soul. And for this he confessed You to be God, though concealed, who grants to all the great mercy. (SD)

Η ΜΕΓΑΛΗ ΔΟΞΟΛΟΓΙΑ

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.

Καθ' 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 ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

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

Μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῆς Δοξολογίας λέγομεν Τροπάριον Ἀανστάσιμον.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode pl. 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Ἀναστὰς ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, καὶ τὰ δεσμὰ διαρρήξας τοῦ ᾍδου, ἔλυσας τὸ κατάκριμα, τοῦ θανάτου Κύριε, πάντας ἐκ τῶν παγίδων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ ῥυσάμενος, ἐμφανίσας σεαυτὸν τοῖς, Ἀποστόλοις σου, ἐξαπέστειλας αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τὸ κήρυγμα, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν τὴν εἰρήνην παρέσχες τῇ οἰκουμένῃ, μόνε πολυέλεε.

When You rose from the sepulcher and broke the bonds of Hades, You repealed the sentence of death, O Lord, and delivered all from the snares of the enemy. And when You showed yourself to Your Apostles, You sent them out to preach, and through them You granted peace to the whole world, O only very merciful One. (SD)

ἢ ὡς συνήθως·

Or, according to common practice:

Ἠχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Σήμερον σωτηρία τῷ κόσμῳ γέγονεν. ᾌσωμεν τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου καὶ ἀρχηγῷ τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν· καθελὼν γὰρ τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, τὸ νῖκος ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Today has salvation come to pass in the world. Let us sing to Him who resurrected from the tomb and is the Author of our life. For, destroying death by death, He gave us the victory and the great mercy. (SD)