Ὀκτώηχος

Octoechos

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον

Menaion

Τῌ Ζʹ ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ

January 7

Ἡ Σύναξις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου

Synaxis in Honor of the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John

   

   

ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

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. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου, καὶ οἱ φυλάσσοντες ἀπενεκρώθησαν, καὶ ἵστατο Μαρία ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ζητοῦσα τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶμα. Ἐσκύλευσας τὸν ᾍδην, μὴ πειρασθεὶς ὑπ' αὐτοῦ, ὑπήντησας τῇ Παρθένῳ, δωρούμενος τὴν ζωήν, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ των νεκρῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

When the angelic powers appeared at Your grave, the soldiers guarding it feared and became as dead. And standing by the sepulcher was Mary who was seeking Your immaculate body. You devastated Hades, not afflicted by it. You went to meet the virgin, and granted eternal life. You resurrected from the dead. O Lord, glory to You. (SD)

Δόξα. Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Glory. For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Μνήμη Δικαίου μέτ' ἐγκωμίων, σοὶ δὲ ἀρκέσει ἡ μαρτυρία τοῦ Κυρίου Πρόδρομε· ἀνεδείχθης γὰρ ὄντως καὶ Προφητῶν σεβασμιώτερος, ὅτι καὶ ἐν ῥείθροις βαπτίσαι κατηξιώθης τὸν κηρυττόμενον. Ὅθεν τῆς ἀληθείας ὑπεραθλήσας, χαίρων εὐηγγελίσω καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ, Θεὸν φανερωθέντα ἐν σαρκί, τὸν αἴροντα τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, καὶ παρέχοντα ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The memory of the just is observed with hymns of praise; for you suffices the testimony of the Lord, O Forerunner. You have proved to be truly more ven'rable than the Prophets, since you were granted to baptize in the river the One whom they proclaimed. Therefore, when for the truth you had contested, rejoicing, to those in Hades you preached the Gospel, that God was manifested in the flesh, and takes away the sin of the world, and grants to us the great mercy. (SD)

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἀπολυτίκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτιζομένου σου Κύριε, ἡ τῆς Τριάδος ἐφανερώθη προσκύνησις· τοῦ γὰρ Γεννήτορος ἡ φωνὴ προσεμαρτύρει σοι, ἀγαπητόν σε Υἱὸν ὀνομάζουσα· καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα ἐν εἴδει περιστερᾶς, ἐβεβαίου τοῦ λόγου τὸ ἀσφαλές. Ὁ ἐπιφανεὶς Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ τὸν κόσμον φωτίσας δόξα σοι.

As You were baptized in the Jordan, O Lord, then the worship of the Trinity became manifest, for the voice of the Father bore witness to You, naming You the Beloved Son; and the Spirit, in the form of a dove, confirmed the certainty of the word. O Christ God, who appeared and illumined the world, glory to You. (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.

Kathisma I.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Τοῦ τάφου ἀνεῳγμένου, τοῦ ᾍδου ὀδυρομένου, ἡ Μαρία ἐβόα πρὸς τοὺς κεκρυμμένους Ἀποστόλους· Ἐξέλθετε οἱ τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος ἐργάται, κηρύξατε τὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως λόγον. Ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The sepulcher had been opened, and Hades was lamenting, and Mary cried out to the Apostles in hiding, "Come out, O laborers of the vineyard, and preach the message of the resurrection. The Lord has arisen and granted the world His great mercy." (SD)

Δόξα.

Glory.

Κύριε, παρίστατο τῷ τάφῳ σου Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή, καὶ ἔκλαιε βοῶσα· καὶ κηπουρόν σε νομίζουσα ἔλεγε· Ποῦ ἔκρυψας τὴν αἰώνιον Ζωήν; ποῦ ἔθηκας τὸν ἐπὶ θρόνου Χερουβίμ; οἱ γὰρ τοῦτον φυλάσσοντες, ἀπὸ τοῦ φόβου ἀπενεκρώθησαν, ἢ τὸν Κύριόν μου δότε μοι, ἢ σὺν ἐμοὶ κραυγάσατε· ὁ ἐν νεκροῖς καὶ τοὺς νεκροὺς ἀναστήσας δόξα σοι.

Standing by Your sepulcher was Mary Magdalene, O Lord, and she was weeping loudly, and mistaking You for the gardener said to You, "Where have you hidden everlasting life? Where have you laid Him who sits on a throne of Cherubim? Out of fear, those who guarded Him became like dead men. Either give my Lord to me or cry aloud along with me. You were among the dead and raised the dead. Glory to You." (SD)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Ἠχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Ἐπιφανέντος σου ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ Σωτήρ, καὶ βαπτισθέντος σου ὑπὸ Προδρόμου Χριστέ, ἠγαπημένος Υἱὸς ἐμαρτυρήθης· ὅθεν καὶ συνάναρχος, τῷ Πατρὶ πεφανέρωσαι. Πνεῦμα δὲ τὸ Ἅγιον, ἐπὶ σὲ κατεγίνετο, ἐν ᾧ καὶ φωτισθέντες βοῶμεν· Δόξα Θεῷ τῷ ἐν Τριάδι.

At Your epiphany at River Jordan, O Christ, * when by the Forerunner, O Savior, You were baptized, * the voice from heaven testified that You are the beloved Son. * Therefore You were shown to be * with the Father beginningless, * and the Holy Spirit came down * as a dove and alighted on You. * In Him we are illumined and cry out, * Glory to God in Trinity. (SD)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἡ Ζωή, ἐν τῷ τάφῳ ἀνέκειτο, καὶ σφραγὶς ἐν τῷ λίθῳ ἐπέκειτο, ὡς Βασιλέα ὑπνοῦντα, στρατιῶται ἐφύλαττον Χριστόν, καὶ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ ἀορασίᾳ πατάξας, ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος.

Life was laid in a tomb, and a seal was laid on the stone. Soldiers were guarding Christ like a king in his sleep. And stunning His enemies, the Lord arose. (SD)

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προϊστορεῖ ὁ Ἰωνᾶς τὸν τάφον σου, καὶ ἑρμηνεύει Συμεὼν τὴν Ἔγερσιν τὴν ἔνθεον, ἀθάνατε Κύριε· κατέβης γὰρ ὡσεὶ νεκρὸς ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ὁ λύσας ᾍδου τὰς πύλας, ἀνέστης δὲ ἄνευ φθορᾶς ὡς Δεσπότης, τοῦ κόσμου εἰς σωτηρίαν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, φωτίσας τοὺς ἐν σκότει.

Jonah foretokens Your sepulcher, and Symeon elucidates Your divine resurrection, immortal Lord. You went down into the tomb as a dead man, destroying the gates of Hades. And You rose without corruption, as Master, for the salvation of the world, O Christ our God, giving light to those in darkness. (SD)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Ἠχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Ἰορδάνη ποταμέ, τί ἐθαμβήθης θεωρῶν; Τὸν ἀθεώρητον γυμνόν, εἶδον καὶ ἔφριξα φησί· καὶ πῶς γὰρ τοῦτον οὐκ ἔμελλον φρῖξαι καὶ δῦναι; οἱ Ἄγγελοι αὐτόν, ὁρῶντες ἔφριξαν· ἐξέστη οὐρανός, καὶ γῆ ἐτρόμαξε· καὶ συνεστάλη θάλασσα καὶ πάντα, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ ἀόρατα. Χριστὸς ἐφάνη, ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ, ἁγιάσαι τὰ ὕδατα.

Jordan River, tell us do: * What did you see and were amazed? * I saw naked Him whom none * can see, and shuddered in fear. * And how was I not to shudder at Him and be frightened? * The Angels, when they saw Him also shuddered in awe. * And heaven was astonished, and astounded was earth. * The sea recoiled along with all things * both visible and invisible. * For Christ appeared in the River Jordan, * to sanctify the waters. (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· Τί 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.

Τῷ ἑκουσίῳ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου θανάτῳ Χριστέ, πύλας τοῦ ᾍδου συντρίψας ὡς Θεός, ἤνοιξας ἡμῖν τὸν πάλαι Παράδεισον, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, ἐρρύσω ἐκ φθορᾶς τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν.

By your voluntary, life-giving death, O Christ, You smashed the gates of Hades as God, and opened to us the ancient Garden of Paradise. And rising from the dead, You delivered our life from corruption. (SD)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode pl. 2.

Ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου αἴρω, πρὸς σὲ Λόγε, οἴκτειρόν με, ἵνα ζῶ σοι.

I direct my eyes to You in heaven, O Logos. Show me mercy, so that I may live in You. (SD)

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἐξουθενουμένους, καταρτίζων εὔχρηστα, σκεύη σου Λόγε.

Have mercy on us who sustain derision; and make us Your useful vessels, O Logos. (SD)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, πανσωστικὴ αἰτία, εἴ τινι τούτων κατ' ἀξίαν πνεύσει, τάχει ἐξαίρει τῶν τῆς γῆς, πτεροῖ, αὔξει, τάττει ἄνω.

In the Holy Spirit is the cause of universal salvation. When He blows on someone as befits His nature, He quickly uplifts him from the mundane, gives him wings, augments him, ranges him on high. (SD)

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Εἰ μὴ ὅτι Κύριος ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν, οὐδεὶς ἡμῶν ἀντισχεῖν ἠδύνατο, ἐχθροῦ πάλαισμα· οἱ νικῶντες γὰρ ἔνθεν ὑψοῦνται.

If the Lord were not among us, none of us could have withstood a single battle with the foe. They who are victorious are herefrom exalted. (SD)

Τοῖς ὁδοῦσιν αὐτῶν, μή μου ληφθήτω ἡ ψυχή, ὡς στρουθίον Λόγε, οἴμοι! πῶς μέλλω τῶν ἐχθρῶν ῥυσθῆναι, φιλαμαρτήμων ὑπάρχων.

Let not my soul be caught like a sparrow in their teeth, O Logos. Woe is me! How shall I be delivered from the enemy, enamored with sin as I am? (SD)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ἐνθέωσις τοῖς πᾶσιν, εὐδοκία, σύνεσις, εἰρήνη καὶ ἡ εὐλογία· ἰσουργὸν γὰρ τῷ Πατρί ἐστι καὶ Λόγῳ.

In the Holy Spirit is theosis, good pleasure, understanding, peace and blessing for all men. He has the same energies as the Father and the Logos. (SD)

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Οἱ πεποιθότες ἐπὶ Κύριον ἐχθροῖς φοβεροί, καὶ πᾶσι θαυμαστικοί· ἄνω γὰρ ὁρῶσιν.

They whose confidence is in the Lord are fearsome to foes and marveled by all, for they look up to heaven. (SD)

Ἐν ἀνομίαις χεῖρας αὐτῶν, ὁ τῶν δικαίων κλῆρος, ἐπίκουρόν σε ἔχων, Σῶτερ οὐκ ἐκτείνει.

Having You as helper, the portion of the righteous does not stretch forth its hands in unlawful acts, O Savior. (SD)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τὸ κράτος ἐπὶ πάντων, ὅπερ αἱ ἄνω στρατηγίαι προσκυνοῦσι, σὺν πάσῃ πνοῇ τῶν κάτω.

In the Holy Spirit is universal dominion, which the armies above worship, as does everything that has breath below. (SD)

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Κύριε, ἐξέγειρον τὴν δυναστείαν σου, καὶ ἐλθὲ εἰς τὸ σῶσαι ἡμᾶς. (δίς)

O Lord, raise up Your power, and come for our salvation. (2)

Στίχ. Ὁ ποιμαίνων τὸν Ἰσραήλ, πρόσχες, ὁ ὁδηγῶν ὡσεὶ πρόβατα τὸν Ἰωσήφ, ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβίμ, ἐμφάνηθι.

Verse: Give heed, O You who shepherd Israel; reveal Yourself, O You who lead Joseph like a flock, who sit upon the cherubim.

Κύριε, ἐξέγειρον τὴν δυναστείαν σου, καὶ ἐλθὲ εἰς τὸ σῶσαι ἡμᾶς.

O Lord, raise up Your power, and come for our salvation. (SAAS)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

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Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Τῇ ζωαρχικῇ παλάμῃ τοὺς τεθνεῶτας, ἐκ τῶν ζοφερῶν κευθμώνων ὁ Ζωοδότης, ἀναστήσας ἅπαντας Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἀνάστασιν ἑβράβευσε, τῷ βροτείῳ φυράματι· ὑπάρχει γὰρ πάντων Σωτήρ, ἀνάστασις καὶ ζωή, καὶ Θεὸς τοῦ παντός.

When the Life-bestower Christ God had resurrected with His vivifying hand, from the dismal caverns, all the dead from eternity, He freely bestowed resurrection on the substance of our mortal humanity. For He is the Savior of all, resurrection and life, and the God of all things. (SD)

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν Σταυρὸν καὶ τὴν Ταφήν σου Ζωοδότα, ἀνυμνοῦμεν οἱ πιστοὶ καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν, ὅτι τὸν ᾍδην ἔδησας Ἀθάνατε, ὡς Θεὸς παντοδύναμος, καὶ νεκροὺς συνανέστησας, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾍδου συνέτριψας, καὶ κράτος τοῦ θανάτου καθεῖλες ὡς Θεός. Διὸ οἱ γηγενεῖς δοξολογοῦμέν σε πόθῳ τὸν ἀναστάντα, καὶ καθελόντα ἐχθροῦ τὸ κράτος τοῦ πανώλους, καὶ πάντας ἀναστήσαντα τοὺς ἐπὶ σοὶ πιστεύσαντας, καὶ κόσμον λυτρωσάμενον ἐκ τῶν βελῶν τοῦ ὄφεως, καὶ ὡς μόνον δυνατόν, ἐκ τῆς πλάνης τοῦ ἐχθροῦ λυτρωσάμενον ἡμᾶς· ὅθεν ἀνυμνοῦμεν εὐσεβῶς τὴν Ἀνάστασίν σου, δι' ἧς ἔσωσας ἡμᾶς, ὡς Θεὸς τοῦ παντός.

Your cross and tomb, O Life-giver, we believers worship and sing praise, for Hell, O You who live forever, as almighty God You have belayed. The gates of Hell You tore to shreds, and as God, the might of death have razed. So, avidly we earthborn praise in doxology the One now raised, who destroyed the deadly power of our foe. You have resurrected everyone -- all those who believe in You; You have rescued the world from the serpent's fangs, and have snatched us from allure to the hostile one -- as alone You had ability to do. Hence we piously sing the praises of Your rising, by which You saved us, as the God of all things. (SD)

Κοντάκιον. Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Kontakion. For the Forerunner.

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Τὴν σωματικὴν σου παρουσίαν δεδοικὼς ὁ Ἰορδάνης, τρόμῳ ὑπεστρέφετο, τὴν πνευματικὴν δὲ λειτουργίαν ἐκπληρῶν ὁ Ἰωάννης, φόβῳ ὑπεστέλλετο· τῶν Ἀγγέλων αἱ τάξεις ἐξεπλήττοντο, ὁρῶσαί σε ἐν ῥείθροις σαρκὶ βαπτιζόμενον, καὶ πάντες οἱ ἐν τῷ σκότει κατηυγάζοντο, ἀνυμνοῦντές σε τὸν φανέντα, καὶ φωτίσαντα τὰ πάντα.

Jordan, alarmed by your physical presence, in trembling receded. John, performing the spiritual service, in fear retreated. The orders of Angels were astonished, as they saw You in flesh being baptized in the river; and all who sat in darkness were shined on, and extolled You the One who appeared and illumined everything. (SD)

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τῷ τυφλωθέντι Ἀδὰμ ἐν Ἐδέμ, ἐφάνη Ἥλιος ἐν Βηθλεέμ, καὶ ἤνοιξεν αὐτοῦ τάς κόρας, ἀποπλύνας αὐτὰς Ἰορδάνου τοῖς ὕδασι τῷ μεμελανωμένῳ καὶ συνεσκοτισμένῳ φῶς ἀνέτειλεν ἄσβεστον· οὐκ ἔτι αὐτῷ νύξ, ἀλλὰ πάντα ἡμέρα· τὸ πρὸς πρωῒ πρωΐ, δι' αὐτὸν ἐγεννήθη· δειλινὸν γὰρ ἐκρύβη ὡς γέγραπται· εὗρεν αὐγήν, ἐγείρουσαν αὐτόν· ὁ πρὸς ἑσπέραν πεσών, ἀπηλλάγη τοῦ γνόφου, καὶ ἔφθασε πρὸς Ὄρθρον τὸν φανέντα, καὶ φωτίσαντα τὰ πάντα.

To Adam who in Eden became blind, the Sun has in Bethlehem appeared, and it opened his eyes after washing them in the waters of the Jordan. To him who was blackened and darkened before, a light has arisen that never goes out. No longer is it night for him, but always day. For his sake the Daybreak has been born. For as it was written, he hid in the cool of the day; but he found the Dawn that raises him up who had fallen at evening. He is rid of the darkness and has reached the Morn, which appeared and illumined everything. (SD)

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Ζʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, ἡ Σύναξις τοῦ Ἁγίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου. Συνέδραμε δὲ καὶ ἡ τῆς παντίμου καὶ ἁγίας αὐτου Χειρὸς πρὸς τὴν Βασιλεύουσαν μετένεξις.

On January 7 is the Synaxis in honor of the holy and glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John. Coinciding with this was the transfer of his all-precious and holy hand to Constantinople.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Νέος Ἱερομάρτυς Ῥωμανὸς ὁ Λακεδαίμων, ἐκ κώμης Δημινίτζης, ἐν Βυζαντίῳ μαρτυρήσας κατὰ τὸ ͵αχϞεʹ (1695) ἔτος, ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The holy new Hieromartyr Romanos of Lacedaemonia, from the town of Diminitzi, witnessed in Byzantium in the year 1695 and died by the sword.

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Νεομάρτυρος Ἀθανασίου τοῦ ἐξ Ἀτταλείας μὲν ὄντος, ἐν Σμύρνῃ δὲ μαρτυρήσαντος κατὰ τὸ ͵αψʹ (1700) ἔτος.

We also commemorate the holy Neomartyr Athanasios, who was from Attaleia, but witnessed in Smyrna in the year 1700.

Ταῖς τοῦ σοῦ Προδρόμου πρεσβείαις, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐλέησον, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Forerunner, O Christ our God, have mercy and save us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

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Καταβασίαι τῶν Φώτων Βʹ

Katavasias of Epiphany II

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Ode i. Mode 2.

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

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

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

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

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

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

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

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

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

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

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

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

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

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

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

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

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

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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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.

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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)

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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.)

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DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

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Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

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Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

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DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

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Ἑωθινὸν Θʹ

Eothinon 9

Ἰωάννην (Κʹ 19-31)

John. (20:19-31)

Οὔσης ὀψίας τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ τῇ μιᾷ τῶν σαββάτων, καὶ τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων ὅπου ἦσαν οἱ μαθηταὶ συνηγμένοι διὰ τὸν φόβον τῶν Ἰουδαίων , ἦλθεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς καὶ ἔστη εἰς τὸ μέσον, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν ἔδειξεν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ· ἐχάρησαν οὖν οἱ μαθηταὶ ἰδόντες τόν Κύριον. Εἶπεν οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς πάλιν· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν, καθὼς ἀπέσταλκέ με ὁ πατήρ, κᾀγὼ πέμπω ὑμᾶς. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν ἐνεφύσησε καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Λάβετε Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον. Ἄν τινων ἀφῆτε τὰς ἁμαρτίας, ἀφιένται αὐτοῖς, ἄν τινων κρατῆτε, κεκράτηνται. Θωμᾶς δέ, εἷς ἐκ τῶν δώδεκα, ὁ λεγόμενος Δίδυμος, οὐκ ἦν μετ' αὐτῶν ὅτε ἦλθεν Ἰησοῦς· ἔλεγον οὖν αὐτῷ οἱ ἄλλοι μαθηταί· Ἑωράκαμεν τὸν Κύριον. Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἐὰν μὴ ἴδω ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὸν δάκτυλόν μου εἰς τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὴν χεῖρά μου εἰς τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ, οὐ μὴ πιστεύσω. Καὶ μεθ' ἡμέρας ὀκτὼ πάλιν ἦσαν ἔσω οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ Θωμᾶς μετ' αὐτῶν. Ἔρχεται ὁ Ἰησοῦς τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων, καὶ ἔστη εἰς τὸ μέσον καὶ εἶπεν· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Εἶτα λέγει τῷ Θωμᾶ· φέρε τὸν δάκτυλόν σου ᾧδε, καὶ ἴδε τὰς χεῖράς μου. καὶ φέρε τὴν χεῖρά σου καὶ βάλε εἰς τὴν πλευράν μου, καὶ μὴ γίνου ἄπιστος ἀλλὰ πιστός. Καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ Θωμᾶς, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ὁ Κύριός μου καὶ ὁ Θεός μου. Λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Ὅτι ἑώρακάς με πεπίστευκας, μακάριοι οἱ μὴ ἰδόντες, καὶ πιστεύσαντες. Πολλὰ μὲν οὖν καὶ ἄλλα σημεῖα ἐποίησεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐνώπιον τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ, ἃ οὐκ ἔστιν γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τούτῳ· ταῦτα δὲ γέγραπται ἵνα πιστεύσητε ὅτι ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐστιν ὁ Χριστὸς ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ ἵνα πιστεύοντες, ζωὴν ἔχητε ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ.

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in His side, I will not believe." Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side; do not be faithless, but believing." Thomas answered Him, "My Lord and My God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you may have life in His name. (RSV)

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

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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)

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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, οὗ καὶ τὴν Σύναξιν ἐπιτελοῦμεν· 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 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, in whose honor we have congregated today; 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; 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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Κανὼν Αʹ.

Canon I.

Ἦχος βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode 2. Heirmos.

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

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

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

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

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὸν ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ, ἐλθόντα βαπτισθῆναι.

O my soul, magnify the Lord who has come to the Jordan to be baptized.

Δαυΐδ πάρεσο, Πνεύματι τοῖς φωτιζομένοις· Νῦν προσέλθετε, ᾆδε πρὸς Θεόν, ἐν πίστει λέγων φωτίσθητε· οὗτος ὁ πτωχὸς ἐκέκραξεν Ἀδὰμ ἐν πτώσει· καὶ γὰρ αὐτοῦ εἱσήκουσε Κύριος ἐλθών, ῥείθροις τοῦ Ἰορδάνου, φθαρέντα δὲ ἀνεκαίνισεν.

In the Spirit, O David, come be present and sing out * to those being illumined, Now approach to God in faith and be illumined. * Adam who was fallen cried aloud, being the poor man, * and truly the Lord heard him; and therefore He has come, * and in the streams of the Jordan He renewed him, the corrupted one. (SD)

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὸν ὑπὸ Προδρόμου, τὸ βάπτισμα λαβόντα.

O my soul, magnify the Lord who is requesting the Forerunner to baptize Him.

Ὁ Ἡσαΐας λούσασθε, καὶ καθάρθητε φάσκει· τάς πονηρίας ἔναντι, ἀφέλεσθε Κυρίου· οἱ διψῶντες, ὕδωρ ἐπὶ ζῶν πορεύεσθε· ῥανεῖ γὰρ ὕδωρ καινοποιὸν Χριστός, τοῖς προστρέχουσιν αὐτῷ ἐν πίστει, καὶ πρὸς ζωὴν τὴν ἀγήρω, βαπτίζει Πνεύματι.

Wash yourselves and be clean, says the Prophet Isaiah, * and put away your evildoing from before the Lord's eyes. * All you who are thirsty go now to the living water. * For Christ will sprinkle those who believing run to Him * with water that renews; and He baptizes them * with the Spirit unto undecaying life. (SD)

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὸν ἐκ τῆς πατρῴας, φωνῆς μαρτυρηθέντα.

O my soul, magnify the One to whom the voice of the Father bore witness.

Συντηρώμεθα χάριτι, πιστοὶ καὶ σφραγῖδι· ὡς γὰρ ὄλεθρον ἔφυγον, φλιᾶς Ἑβραῖοι πάλαι αἱμαχθείσης· οὕτω καὶ ἡμῖν, ἐξόδιον τὸ θεῖον τοῦτο, τῆς παλιγγενεσίας λουτήριον ἔσται· ἔνθεν καὶ τῆς Τριάδος, ὀψόμεθα φῶς τὸ ἄδυτον.

By the grace and the seal let us believers preserve ourselves. * For as the Hebrews once escaped destruction when the lintel had been bloodied, * likewise this baptismal laver of regeneration * will be a passing over and exodus for us, * where we shall see the Trinity's never-setting light. (SD)

Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ἡ τὸν πρὸ ἡλίου φωστῆρα.

Mode 2. Lady, from your virginal belly.

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἐκ τῆς ἐρημίας, ἡ Πρόδρομος φωνή, τὸν Λόγον δείκνυσι, σωματικῶς ἡμῖν ἐπιδημήσαντα, καὶ παρόντα περιχαρῶς, βαπτίζειν εὐτρεπίζεται, τὸν τάς ψυχὰς καθαίροντα, τῆς ἁμαρτίας διὰ πίστεως.

Coming from the desert, the Forerunner's voice to all points out the Word who for our sake has visited us bodily; full of joy he prepares himself to baptize Him who has arrived, the One who purifies our souls from the ancestral sin through faith in Him. (SD)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Χάρις τε καὶ Νόμος, μεσίτην σε σεπτόν, σαφῶς προβάλλεται, τὸν μὲν σφραγίζοντα, τῆς δὲ ἀρχόμενον, τὸν ἁπάντων τῶν Προφητῶν, τῷ Λόγῳ προτιμώμενον, τὸν ὑπὲρ τὰ ὁρώμενα, νῦν βεβηκότα Πανσεβάσμιε.

Grace and Law do clearly promote you, holy John, as intermediate, in that you seal the Law and inaugurate Grace; and the Word honored you himself above the other Prophets all. You now surpass things visible, all-venerable Forerunner. (SD)

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ τοῖς ἀσωμάτοις, ἐφάμιλλον ζωὴν ἐπιδειξάμενος, Ἀγγελικαῖς χορείαις συνευφραίνεται, καὶ τῷ θρόνῳ παρεστηκώς, τοῦ Δεσπότου ἀγάλλεται, τοῖς εὐφημοῦσιν ἄφεσιν, καὶ σωτηρίαν ἐξαιτούμενος.

He who demonstrated a life that emulates the incorporeal rejoices now together with angelic hosts; he is full of exultant joy as he stands beside the Master's throne; forgiveness and salvation he requests for us and all who sing his praise. (SD)

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπὲρ εὐσπλαγχνίαν, ὁ πάντων Λυτρωτής, ἄνθρωπος γίνεται, καὶ σαρκικὴν καταδέχεται γέννησιν, φιλάνθρωπος ὑπὲρ ἀνθρώπων, ὁ φύσει ὢν φιλάνθρωπος, παρθενικῆς ἐκ μήτρας σου, Θεογεννῆτορ παμμακάριστε.

Exceeding compassion, the Savior and Redeemer of the universe becomes a man and accepts to be born in the flesh, in His love for the human race, since He by nature is humane; He came forth from your virgin womb, all-blessed Maiden who gave birth to God. (SD)

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος βʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 2.

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

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

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

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

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. (δίς)

Holy is the Lord our God. (2) (SAAS)

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ.

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

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Θʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Ninth Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Συγκεκλεισμένων Δέσποτα, τῶν θυρῶν ὡς εἰσῆλθες, τοὺς Ἀποστόλους ἔπλησας, Πνεύματος παναγίου, εἰρηνικῶς ἐμφυσήσας, οἷς δεσμεῖν τε καὶ λύειν, τὰς ἁμαρτίας εἴρηκας, καὶ ὀκτὼ μεθ' ἡμέρας, τὴν σὴν πλευράν, τῷ Θωμᾷ ὑπέδειξας καὶ τὰς χεῖρας. Μεθ' οὗ βοῶμεν· Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς σὺ ὑπάρχεις.

The doors where the Apostles were * being closed shut, O Master, * You entered and You gave them peace, * and when You blew upon them * You gave them the Holy Spirit, * and enjoined them concerning * binding of sins and loosing them. * And coming eight days later, You showed Your side * and Your hands as tangible proof to Thomas. * With him we also cry aloud: * You are our Lord and our God. (SD)

Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Προφήτην σε προέφησε, τῶν Προφητῶν ὑπέρτερον, ἐν γεννητοῖς ὁ Δεσπότης, γυναικῶν μείζονα πάντων· ὃν γὰρ Προφῆται ἅπαντες, καὶ Νόμος προκατήγγειλαν, Χριστὸν σαρκὶ ἑώρακας, ὃν καὶ βαπτίσας ἐδείχθης, σεβασμιώτερος πάντων.

The Master once referred to you * as Prophet and superior * to all the Prophets and greater * than all who were born to women; * for all the Prophets and the Law * announced the coming of the Christ, * but you have seen Him in the flesh, * and more than all you were honored * when you, O Saint John, baptized Him. (SD)

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Ἠχος γʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 3. Automelon.

Ἐπεφάνη ὁ Σωτήρ, ἡ χάρις ἡ ἀλήθεια, ἐν ῥείθροις τοῦ Ἰορδάνου, καὶ τοὺς ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ, καθεύδοντας ἐφώτισε· καὶ γὰρ ἦλθεν ἐφάνη, τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀπρόσιτον.

Our Savior, grace and truth, * appeared in His Epiphany * in the streams of the Jordan; * and those who lay once in the dark * and shadow He illumined now. * He has come and appeared, * the Light unapproachable. (SD)

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Lauds. Mode pl. 2.

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. βʹ.

Sticheron 1. Mode pl. 2.

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)

Ὁ Σταυρός σου Κύριε, ζωὴ καὶ ἀνάστασις ὑπάρχει τῷ λαῷ σου· καὶ ἐπ' αὐτῷ πεποιθότες, σὲ τὸν ἀναστάντα, Θεὸν ἡμῶν ὑμνοῦμεν· ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Lord, Your Cross is life and resurrection for us Your people; and trusting in it we extol You, our God, who has risen. Have mercy on us. (SD)

Στιχηρὸν Βʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Sticheron 2. Mode pl. 2.

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)

Ἡ ταφή σου Δέσποτα, Παράδεισον ἤνοιξε τῷ γένει τῶν ἀνθρώπων· καὶ ἐκ φθορᾶς λυτρωθέντες, σὲ τὸν ἀναστάντα, Θεὸν ἡμῶν ὑμνοῦμεν· ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Sovereign Lord, Your burial has opened Paradise to the human race; and now, redeemed from corruption, we extol You, our God, who has risen. Have mercy on us. (SD)

Στιχηρὸν Γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Sticheron 3. Mode pl. 2.

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)

Σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι, Χριστὸν ἀνυμνήσωμεν, τὸν ἀναστάντα ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐκβοῶμεν· Σὺ ζωὴ ὑπάρχεις, ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάστασις, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

As to the Father and the Spirit, so to Christ who rose from the dead let us sing our hymns of praise; and to Him let us cry out, "You are our life and resurrection. Have mercy on us." (SD)

Στιχηρὸν Δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Sticheron 4. Mode pl. 2.

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)

Τριήμερος ἀνέστης Χριστέ, ἐκ τάφου, καθὼς γέγραπται, συνεγείρας τὸν Προπάτορα ἡμῶν· διό σε καὶ δοξάζει, τὸ γένος τῶν ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ἀνυμνεῖ σου τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

O Christ, as it was written, You rose the third day from the sepulcher, resurrecting our primal father with yourself. For this the race of mankind extols Your resurrection with sacred anthems, glorifying You. (SD)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

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)

Φῶς ἐκ φωτός, ἔλαμψε τῷ κόσμῳ, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ ἐπιφανεὶς Θεός, τοῦτον λαοὶ προσκυνήσωμεν.

Light from Light, Christ our God, has shone upon the world. He is God and He appeared to us. O peoples, let us worship Him. (SD)

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

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)

Πῶς σε Χριστέ, δοῦλοι τὸν Δεσπότην ἀξίως τιμήσωμεν; ὅτι ἐν τοῖς ὕδασι, πάντας ἡμᾶς ἀνεκαίνισας.

How shall we servants worthily honor You the Master, O Christ, for renewing us all in the waters? (SD)

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

Στίχ. Ἡ θάλασσα εἶδε καὶ ἔφυγεν, ὁ Ἰορδάνης ἐστράφη εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω·

Verse: The sea saw them and fled, the Jordan turned back. (SAAS)

Σὺ ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ βαπτισθεὶς ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, τὰ ῥεῖθρα ἡγίασας, τῇ παλάμῃ τοῦ δούλου χειροθετούμενος, καὶ τὰ πάθη τοῦ Κόσμου ἰώμενος. Μέγα τὸ μυστήριον τῆς οἰκονομίας σου! φιλάνθρωπε Κύριε, δόξα σοι.

When You our Savior were baptized in the River Jordan, You sanctified the waters, You were touched by the hand of Your servant, and You cured the world's passions. Great is the mystery of Your economy! O Lord who loves humanity, glory to You. (SD)

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

Στίχ. Τί σοί ἐστι, θάλασσα, ὅτι ἔφυγες, καὶ σύ, Ἰορδάνη, ὅτι ἐστράφης εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω;

Verse: What is it to you, O Sea, that you fled, and to you, O Jordan, that you turned back? (SAAS)

Τὸ ἀληθινὸν φῶς ἐπεφάνη, καὶ πᾶσι τὸν φωτισμὸν δωρεῖται. Βαπτίζεται Χριστὸς μεθ' ἡμῶν, ὁ πάσης ἐπέκεινα καθαρότητος· ἐνίησι τὸν ἁγιασμὸν τῷ ὕδατι, καὶ ψυχῶν τοῦτο καθάρσιον γίνεται· ἐπίγειον τὸ φαινόμενον, καὶ ὑπὲρ τοὺς οὐρανοὺς τὸ νοούμενον· διὰ λουτροῦ σωτηρία, δι' ὕδατος τὸ Πνεῦμα· διὰ καταδύσεως, ἡ πρὸς Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἄνοδος γίνεται· θαυμάσια τὰ ἔργα σου Κύριε! δόξα σοι.

The true Light has appeared and bestows illumination on all. Christ is baptized with us, even though He is above all purity; and thus He infuses sanctification into the water, which then becomes the purifying agent of our souls. What is seen belongs to earth; but what is understood transcends the heavens. By means of a bath comes salvation; by means of water comes the Spirit; by means of immersion does our ascent to God come to pass. How wonderful are Your works, O Lord! Glory to You. (SD)

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἄγγελος ἐκ στειρωτικῶν ὠδίνων, προῆλθες Βαπτιστά, ἐξ αὐτῶν τῶν σπαργάνων τὴν ἔρημον οἰκήσας, σφραγίς τε πάντων τῶν Προφητῶν ἐδείχθης· ὂν γὰρ ἐκεῖνοι πολυτρόπως ἐθεάσαντο, καὶ αἰνιγματωδῶς προεκήρυξαν, τοῦτον βαπτίσαι ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ κατηξιώθης· φωνῆς τε ἀκήκοας, Πατρικῆς οὐρανόθεν, μαρτυρούσης αὐτοῦ τὴν Υἱότητα· καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα εἶδες περιστερᾶς ἐν εἴδει, τὴν φωνὴν ἕλκον ἐπὶ τὸν βαπτιζόμενον. Ἀλλ' ὦ πάντων τῶν Προφητῶν ὑπέρτερε, μὴ διαλίπῃς πρεσβεύειν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, τῶν πιστῶς σου τελούντων τὰ μνημόσυνα.

You emerged from a barren woman's labor as an Angel, O Baptist, and you dwelt in the wilderness from the time you were in swaddling clothes. You were shown to be the seal of the Prophets all; for you were counted worthy to baptize in the Jordan Him whom they beheld in various ways and proclaimed enigmatically. You heard the Father's voice from heaven bearing witness to His Sonship. And you saw the Spirit in the form of a dove showing that the voice was directed towards the One being baptized. And you, who are superior to all the Prophets, never cease interceding on our behalf, as we loyally observe your memorial. (SD)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπερευλογημένη ὑπάρχεις, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· διὰ γὰρ τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθέντος, ὁ ᾅδης ἠχμαλώτισται, ὁ Ἀδὰμ ἀνακέκληται, ἡ κατάρα νενέκρωται, ἡ Εὔα ἠλευθέρωται, ὁ θάνατος τεθανάτωται, καὶ ἡμεις ἐζωοποιήθημεν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες βοῶμεν· Εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ οὕτως εὐδοκήσας δόξα σοι.

You are supremely blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For through Him who from you became incarnate was Hades taken prisoner, and Adam has been summoned back; the curse has been neutralized, and Eve has been liberated; death has been put to death, and we have been brought to life. Therefore extolling we cry out: O Christ our God, You are blessed, for so was Your good pleasure. Glory to You! (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)