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Τῇ ΙΒʹ τοῦ μηνὸς Ἰουλίου

July 12

Μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου καὶ Θεοφόρου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Παϊσίου τοῦ Ἁγιορείτου.

Memory of our Devout and God-bearing Father Paisios of the Holy Mountain Athos

   

   

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 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.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Τῆς ἐνθέου ἀγάπης τὸ πῦρ δεξάμενος, * ὑπερβαλλούσῃ ἀσκήσει ἐδόθης ὅλος Θεῷ * καὶ παράκλησις πολλῶν ἀνθρώπων γέγονας, * λόγοις θείοις νουθετῶν, προσευχαῖς θαυματουργῶν, Παΐσιε θεοφόρε· * καὶ νῦν πρεσβεύεις ἀπαύστως ὑπὲρ παντὸς τοῦ κόσμου, Ὅσιε.

Once the fire of love for the Lord was lit in you, * through ascetical rigor you gave yourself to God. * O God-bearing St. Paisios, for many you became * consolation, giving counsel with God-inspired words, * and by your prayers working wonders. * And now, devout one, you intercede for the whole world unceasingly. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Τῆς ἐνθέου ἀγάπης τὸ πῦρ δεξάμενος, * ὑπερβαλλούσῃ ἀσκήσει ἐδόθης ὅλος Θεῷ * καὶ παράκλησις πολλῶν ἀνθρώπων γέγονας, * λόγοις θείοις νουθετῶν, προσευχαῖς θαυματουργῶν, Παΐσιε θεοφόρε· * καὶ νῦν πρεσβεύεις ἀπαύστως ὑπὲρ παντὸς τοῦ κόσμου, Ὅσιε.

Once the fire of love for the Lord was lit in you, * through ascetical rigor you gave yourself to God. * O God-bearing St. Paisios, for many you became * consolation, giving counsel with God-inspired words, * and by your prayers working wonders. * And now, devout one, you intercede for the whole world unceasingly. [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]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ 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.)

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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ζωὴν ἀγγελικήν, ὡς οἱ πάλαι Πατέρες, * ἐν Ἄθῳ καὶ Σινᾶ καὶ Στομίῳ διῆλθες, * Παΐσιε ὅσιε, καὶ τοὺς πάντας προέτρεψας * ἔργοις λόγοις τε καταφρονεῖν τῶν ματαίων, * μόνης δὲ ψυχῆς ἐπιμελεῖσθαι ἀπαύστως· * ὑπάρχει γὰρ ἀθάνατος.

Devout Paisios, on Mt. Athos and Sinai * and Stomion you led, like the fathers before you, * a truly angelic life, and by it you exhorted all * to disdain all things and deeds and words that are useless, * and to never cease to concentrate every effort * to care for their immortal soul. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Τὴν θείαν σου λαμπρῶς ἑορτάζοντες μνήμην, * κυκλοῦμεν εὐλαβῶς τὸν σὸν πάνσεπτον τάφον, * πατὴρ ἡμῶν Παΐσιε, εὐγνωμόνως συμπλέκοντες * ἄνθη εὔοσμα τῶν ἱερῶν ἐγκωμίων· * ταῦτα πρόσδεξαι καὶ τὰς ἡμῶν ἱκεσίας * Θεῷ διαβίβασον.

We celebrate the feast of your mem'ry with splendor * and rev'rently surround your most ven'rable gravesite, * our father Paisios; and with gratitude we now weave * sacred hymns of praise like wreathes of flowers most fragrant. * Please accept these now, as we entreat you deliver * our own fervent prayers to God. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Μαρία, καθαρὸν ὁ Δεσπότης δοχεῖον * εὑρών σε ἐπὶ γῆς, οὐρανῶν Πλατυτέραν * ἀνέδειξέ σε, Πάναγνε, ἐν γαστρί σου σαρκούμενος· * ὅθεν πλάτυνον ἡμῶν τὸ στόμα καὶ πλῆσον * σῆς αἰνέσεως, ὅπως τὰ σὰ μεγαλεῖα * δοξάζωμεν, Δέσποινα.

O Mary, when the Lord found a pure, holy vessel * on earth in you, He showed you to be wider than heaven, * O Virgin all-pure, when He was incarnate within your womb. * Therefore open wide our mouths, O Lady, and fill them * with your praise, that we may glorify you extolling * the great things He did for you. [SD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Ἀδιάλειπτος εὐχὴ, φύσεως βία διαρκής, * ὑπομονὴ ἐν πειρασμοῖς, εὐχαριστία ἐν παντὶ * ἡ βιοτή σου ὑπῆρξε, θεόφρον Πάτερ· * ἔσχες γὰρ ὡς πῦρ ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ σου * φιλοτιμίαν θαυμαστὴν ἐκπηγάζουσαν * ἐκ τῆς ἀμέτρου εὐγνώμονος ἀγάπης * πρὸς τὸν Δεσπότην καὶ Κύριον, * δι' Ὃν καὶ θνῄσκειν σφοδρῶς ἐπόθεις * καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν.

Your amazing way of life consisted of unceasing prayer, * unrelenting violence on your human nature's bounds, * patience in trials, and gratitude in all things. * For within your heart you had a wonderful * integrity and love for honor burning like fire, * which emanated from immense and ardent * grateful love for the Lord and Master, * for whom you longingly desired to die each day, * O godly-minded Father. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Συμπαθέστατος πατήρ, σύμβουλος ὄντως ἀπλανής, * πλανωμένων παιδευτὴς καὶ τῶν πλανώντων ἐλεγκτὴς * γέγονας, Πάτερ, παρέχων ἑνὶ ἑκάστῳ * ἴαμα ψυχῆς τὸ προσφορώτερον, * μετρῶν ἐν τῷ ζυγῷ τῆς διακρίσεως· ἐκ τῆς θεοσυνέτου σου καρδίας * ὁμοῦ γὰρ ἔβλυζον, Ἅγιε, * ἡ στοργική σου φιλαδελφία * καὶ ἡ φιλεύσπλαγχνος παιδαγωγία.

Holy Father, you became a most compassionate dad, * an unerring counselor, * trainer of those who had erred, * and a rebuker of those who led others astray. * To each you gave the right spiritual remedy, * using the measure of divine discernment that you had. * Parental love and brotherly affection * as well as caring instruction * together flowed from your heart which understood * correctly, for it was illumined by God. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Μεγαλεῖα ἀληθῶς ὁ πάντων Πλάστης καὶ Θεὸς * σοὶ ἐποίησεν, Ἁγνή, διὸ ἱκέτευε Αὐτὸν * τοῦ μεγαλῦναι τὸ ἔλεος ἐπὶ πάντας, * ὅπως ἐν χαρᾷ ἀπαύστως ψάλλωμεν· * Ἄξιόν ἐστι μακαρίζειν σε, * τὴν Χερουβεὶμ καὶ Σεραφεὶμ ὑπερτέραν, * ὡς Μητέρα ὑπάρχουσαν * τοῦ ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεοῦ καὶ Κτίστου * καὶ Σωτῆρος τοῦ κόσμου.

God the Maker of all things truly did great things in you, * O pure Maiden, as you said. Therefore now earnestly * pray Him to magnify on us His mercy, * so that we may sing with joy unceasingly: * It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, * who are greater in honor and glory * than the Cherubim and the Seraphim, * for you gave birth to the world's Creator * and Savior, who is God in the highest. [SD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Τὸ πῦρ τοῦ ζήλου σου καὶ τοὺς ἀγῶνάς σου * τίς οἶδεν, Ὅσιε; ἢ τῆς ἀγάπης σου * τοὺς ἀειῤῥύτους ποταμοὺς τίς δύναται ἐκμετρῆσαι; * καθ' ἡμέραν ἔθνῃσκες, ῥῶσιν δίδων τοῖς κάμνουσιν· εἰ δὲ καὶ ἠδύνασο, τὴν καρδίαν σου ἔδωκας ἄν, μιμούμενος Χριστοῦ τὴν εὐσπλαγχνίαν, τοῦ ὑπὲρ πάντων κενωθέντος.

Devout one, who could know your zeal that burned like fire, * or know your struggles all, or measure out your love * that coursed abundantly from you like ever-flowing rivers, O Saint? * Every day you died again, as you strengthened those suffering. * And had it been possible, you would have given your heart itself, * in imitation of the tender mercy * of Jesus who emptied himself for all. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Θείαν ἀνάβασιν διατιθέμενος, * ἀπὸ τῆς πράξεως, Ὅσιε, ἔφθασας * εἰς καθαρότητα ψυχῆς καὶ δύναμιν θεωρίας· * ὅθεν ἡμῖν ἔδωκας ἀρετῆς, Πάτερ, κλίμακα, * ὡς βαθμίδας ἔχουσαν τοὺς θεοσόφους λόγους σου, * δι' ὧν ἀπὸ βυθοῦ ἐμπαθείας * εἰς ὕψος ἀπαθείας ἀνερχόμεθα.

You were inclined, O Saint, to make divine ascent; * thus from the active life, devout one, you attained * to perfect purity of soul and capable contemplation. * Therefore for our benefit, * you, O Father, have given us * a ladder of the virtues all, * with your godly-wise words as rungs, * by which from the basement of the passions * we climb up to the height of dispassion. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Τί σε καλέσωμεν, Μῆτερ Ἀνύμφευτε; * Ἀγγέλων Δέσποιναν, κόσμου μεσίτριαν, * θείων χαρίτων θησαυρόν, ἀλάβαστρον θείου μύρου, * βάτον ἀκατάφλεκτον, στάμνον μάννα βαστάζουσαν, * κλίμακα μετάγουσαν ἀπὸ γῆς πρὸς οὐράνια, * καὶ σκέπην οὐρανῶν πλατυτέραν, * σκέπουσαν ἡμᾶς καὶ διασῴζουσαν.

What shall we call you now, unwedded Mother pure? * Mistress of Angels all, Treasure of grace divine, * the Mediatrix for the world, the Vial of divine ointment, * unconsumed burning Bush, Jar containing the manna bread, * Ladder that transports mankind * from the earth to the celestial abodes, * and Shelter that is wider than heaven, * that shelters us from danger and rescues us. [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 ηὐλόγηταί σου τὸ ὄνομα, καὶ δεδόξασταί σου ἡ βασιλεία, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ.

Antiphon I.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

Since my youth have many passions waged war against me. O my Savior, nonetheless help me and save me. (2) [SD]

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

You, the haters of Zion, be put to shame by the Lord, for like thatch in fire you will be completely dried up. (2) [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

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

From the Holy Spirit every soul receives life, and through cleansing is lifted and brightened, in a hidden, sacred manner, by the trinal Monad. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

From the Holy Spirit do the streams of grace well forth; they irrigate everything created, so that life be engendered. [SD]

Προκείμενον. Ψαλμὸς ΡΙΕʹ (115).

Prokeimenon. Psalm 115 (116).

Τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τοῦ ὁσίου αὐτοῦ. (δίς)

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His holy one. (2)

Στίχ. Τί ἀνταποδώσωμεν τῷ Κυρίῳ περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἀνταπέδωκεν ἡμῖν;

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

Τίμιος ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος τοῦ ὁσίου αὐτοῦ.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His holy one. [SAAS]

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 πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς Ὡραίας πύλης)

PRIEST (from the gate)

(ιαʹ 27 - 30)

(11:27-30)

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τοῖς ἑαυτοῦ Μαθηταῖς· Πάντα μοι παρεδόθη ὑπὸ τοῦ πατρός μου· καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐπιγινώσκει τὸν υἱὸν εἰ μὴ ὁ πατήρ, οὐδὲ τὸν πατέρα τις ἐπιγινώσκει εἰ μὴ ὁ υἱὸς καὶ ᾧ ἐὰν βούληται ὁ υἱὸς ἀποκαλύψαι. Δεῦτε πρός με πάντες οἱ κοπιῶντες καὶ πεφορτισμένοι, κἀγὼ ἀναπαύσω ὑμᾶς. ἄρατε τὸν ζυγόν μου ἐφ' ὑμᾶς καὶ μάθετε ἀπ' ἐμοῦ, ὅτι πρᾷός εἰμι καὶ ταπεινὸς τῇ καρδίᾳ, καὶ εὑρήσετε ἀνάπαυσιν ταῖς ψυχαῖς ὑμῶν· ὁ γὰρ ζυγός μου χρηστὸς καὶ τὸ φορτίον μου ἐλαφρόν ἐστιν.

The Lord said to his disciples, "All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου. Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου, καὶ απὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διὰ παντός. Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι. Ραντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι. Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην· ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα. Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον. Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου. Μὴ ἀπορρίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ το Πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ. Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με. Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι. Ρῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου. Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου. Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις. Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἱερουσαλήμ. Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα. Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me. Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged. For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me. Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow. You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice. Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit. I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness. O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built; then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings; then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. [SAAS]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

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ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Δόξα. Ἦχος βʹ.

Glory. Mode 2.

Ταῖς τοῦ σοῦ Ὁσίου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of Your holy Ascetic, 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]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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

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

Δεῦτε πιστοί, τῆς Παϊσίου τραπέζης ἐνθέως μετάσχωμεν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ ἡμῶν Παΐσιος ο νέος, τοῦ παλαιοῦ ὁμότροπος φανείς, συγκαλεῖται ἡμᾶς πρὸς ἑστίασιν πνευματικήν· δεῦτε, ἅπαντες, εὐφρανθῶμεν τοῖς καρποῖς τῶν καμάτων, τοῖς μελιῤῥύτοις λόγοις, καὶ τοῖς νάμασι τῶν θαυμάτων αὐτοῦ, ὡς παρόντα δὲ ὁρῶντες τὸν ἡμέτερον προστάτην, αὐτὸν ἱκετεύσωμεν· Ὅσιε Πάτερ, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Come, O believers, and inspired by God let us partake from the table of Paisios. Behold, our father Paisios the New, whose manners were the same as his namesake of old, invites us to a spiritual banquet. Come all, let us celebrate the fruits of his labors, his words that flow like honey, and the stream of his miracles. And seeing our protector as if he were present, let us now entreat him: "O devout Father, intercede with Christ our God, for the salvation of our souls." [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, τοῦ Ὁσίου καὶ Θεοφόρου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Παϊσίου τοῦ Ἁγιορείτου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, 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, and our devout and God-bearing father Paisios of the Holy Mountain Athos, whose memory we celebrate, 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.)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ.

Mode pl. 4. O Champion General.

Ἀγγελικῶς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς πολιτευσάμενος * καὶ δι' ἀγάπης λάμψας, ὅσιε Παΐσιε, * μοναζόντων μέγα στήριγμα ἀνεδείχθης, * τῶν πιστῶν χειραγωγὸς πρὸς βίον ἅγιον, * οἰκουμένης δὲ ἐντρύφημα γλυκύτατον. * Διὸ κράζομεν· Χαίροις, Πάτερ παγκόσμιε.

Leading your life on earth in an angelic manner, * and brightly shining through your love, devout Paisios, * you became a great encouragement for monastics, * and a guide for the believers to a holy life, * for the whole wide world a source of sweet divine delight. * So we shout to you: Rejoice, Father known throughout the world! [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἄγγελοι διηπόρουν, πῶς ἐν σώμαιτι ὤν, Πάτερ, εἰς οὐρανοὺς δι' ἀγάπης ἀνέβης, κἀντεῦθεν θείας ἀγάπης πλησθείς, τὴν γῆν τῷ φωτὶ τῆς ἀγάπης οὐράνωσας! Ἡμεῖς δέ, σὲ θαυμάζοντες, πανευλαβῶς βοῶμέν σοι τοιαῦτα·

Angels were all in wonder, how, O Father, in body, you ascended through love to the heavens, and how from there, filled with divine love, with the light of love you made the earth heavenly. And we who are in awe of you salute you thus with utmost reverence: [SD]

Χαῖρε, ὁ μύστης τῆς ἡσυχίας· χαῖρε, δοχεῖον ἀγάπης θείας.

Rejoice, the mystic of sacred stillness; rejoice, the vessel of love for and of God.

Χαῖρε, ὁ Ἀγγέλων ἄρτον δεξάμενος· χαῖρε, ὁ Ἁγίους ὑποδεξάμενος.

Rejoice, for you received the bread of Angels; rejoice, for you received Saints in your cabin.

Χαῖρε, ὅτι τὸν Θεάνθρωπον ἠξιώθης κατιδεῖν· χαῖρε, ὅτι τῆς Θεόπαιδος ἐθεάσω τὴν μορφήν.

Rejoice, for you were granted to see the God-man Christ; rejoice, for you also had visions of the Mother of God.

Χαῖρε, ὁ εὐσυμπάθητος ὑπὲρ πάντων εὐχέτης· χαῖρε, ὁ παντὸς τοῦ κόσμου ἀφανὴς εὐεργέτης.

Rejoice, most sympathetic intercessor for all people; rejoice, O invisible benefactor of the whole world.

Χαῖρε, Ὀρθοδοξίας ὑπέρμαχος ἄριστος· χαῖρε, κακοδοξίας ἀντίπαλος κράτιστος.

Rejoice, distinguished champion of Orthodoxy; rejoice, mighty opponent of schism and heresy.

Χαῖρε, τοῦ Ὄρους Ἄθω ἡ αἴγλη· χαῖρε, Μονῆς Θεολόγου ἡ σκέπη.

Rejoice, the splendor of Holy Mt. Athos; rejoice, protector of the Theologian's Convent.

Χαίροις, Πάτερ παγκόσμιε.

Rejoice, Father known throughout the world!

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΙΒʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Πρόκλου καὶ Ἱλαρίου.

On July 12, we commemorate the holy Martyrs Proclus and Hilary.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Μιχαὴλ τοῦ Μαλεΐνου, ὃς ἐχρημάτισε πατὴρ πνευματικὸς τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἀθανασίου, τοῦ ἐν τῷ Ἄθῳ.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Father Michael Maleinus, the spiritual father of St. Athansius of Athos.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Σεραπίωνος· καὶ τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Ἀνδρέου τοῦ στρατηλάτου, Ἡρακλείου, Φαύστου, Μηνᾶ, καὶ τῆς συνοδείας αὐτῶν· καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Μάμαντος, πέραν ἐν τῷ Σίγματι.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Serapion; and the holy Martyrs Andrew the Commander, Heraclius, Faustus, Menas, and their company; and the holy Martyr Mamas, over in Sigma.

Ἡ Ἁγία Βερονίκη ἡ αἱμοῤῥοοῦσα, ἣν ἰάσατο ὁ Χριστός, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

St. Veronica, the woman with the flow of blood whom Christ cured, reposed in peace.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Παϊσίου τοῦ νέου τοῦ Ἁγιορείτου, τελειωθέντος ἐν εἰρήνῃ, ἐν ἔτει χιλιοστῷ ἐννεακοσιοστῷ ἐνενηκοστῷ τετάρτῳ (1994).

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Paisios the New of the Holy Mountain Athos, who reposed in peace in the year 1994.

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

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

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Θεοτόκου

Katavasias of Theotokos

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Mode 4.

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

My mouth shall I open wide, * and it will thus be with Spirit filled. * A word shall I then pour out * unto the Mother and Queen. * I will joyously * attend the celebration * and sing to her merrily, * lauding her miracles. [SD]

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

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

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

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

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

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

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

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

Amazed was the universe * by your divine magnificence. * For while never consummating wedlock, * you held, O Virgin, the God of all in your womb, * and gave birth unto a timeless Son * Who awards salvation to * all who chant hymns of praise to you. [SD]

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

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

Let us possessed of a godly mind, * observing this divine and all-venerable feast in honor of * the Theotokos, come clap our hands, * while glorifying God who was truly born of her. [SD]

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

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

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things * in the Creator's stead, * but bravely trampling upon * the threat of the furnace fire chanted joyfully: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

Pious Servants stood within the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * manifestly active now, * is gathering together the entire universe * to sing the hymn: * "O praise and supremely * exalt the Lord, O all you His works, unto the ages." [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

Let us honor and magnify in song the Theotokos and the Mother of the light.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

Verse: For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [RSV]

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

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

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

Verse: For he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. [RSV]

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

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

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

Verse: He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [RSV]

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

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

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

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. [RSV]

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

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

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

Verse: He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever. [RSV]

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

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

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

All you born on earth, * with festival lamps in hand, in spirit leap for joy; * heavenly intelligences * of incorporeal Angels, celebrate * and honor thus the sacred wonders of the Mother of God, * crying loudly: * O rejoice, all-blessed one, * ever-virgin and pure, who gave birth to God. [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

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἀπόστολοι ἐκ περάτων.

Mode 3. Apostles, you have assembled.

Πηγὴ ἀείῤῥυτος ὤφθης * χριστομιμήτου ἀγάπης, * Παΐσιε θεοφόρε, * τὴν οἰκουμένην ἀρδεύων * τοῖς ῥείθροις τῶν σῶν ῥημάτων * καὶ ὄμβροις τῶν σῶν θαυμάτων.

Devout and God-bearing Father * Paisios, you became a fount * of genuine Christ-like love, * irrigating the whole world * with the river of your words, * and the rain of your miracles. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Συναθροισθέντες σήμερον * τῇ ἁγίᾳ σου μνήνῃ * ἐν τῷ ναῷ σου, Ὅσιε, * καὶ κύκλῳ τοῦ σοῦ τάφου, * ἐν εὐλαβείᾳ βοῶμεν· * Ὦ Παΐσιε πάτερ, * καὶ τάφῳ καλυπτόμενος, * ἀοράτως ὑπάρχεις μέσον ἡμῶν, * ὅθεν δέξαι πάντων τὰς ἱκεσίας * καὶ δώρησαι πρεσβείαις σου * πᾶσι τὴν σωτηρίαν.

For this your holy memory * we have today assembled * here in your church and round about * your sacred grave, devout Saint * Paisios, and with reverence * we say to you, O Father: * Even concealed within the grave, * nonetheless you are with us invisibly. * So accept the prayers of all in attendance, * and grant salvation to us all, * by your strong intercessions. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Χάριν μεγίστην εὕρηκας * ἐκ Θεοῦ, ὡς ἐβόα * ὁ Γαβριήλ σοι, Πάναγνε, * Μεγαλόχαρη Κόρη· * ὅθεν ἡμεῖς γηθοσύνως * ἐκτενῶς σοι βοῶμεν· * Χαῖρε, ἡμῶν πρὸς Κύριον * θερμοτάτη πρεσβεία· χαῖρε, δι' ἧς * θείας ἠξιώθημεν μετουσίας· Πανύμνητε, οὐ παύσομεν * ἀναμέλπειν σοι· Χαῖρε.

All-pure and greatly favored Maid,* you found the greatest favor * and grace from God, as Gabriel * said in his salutation. * And we in turn with great gladness * earnestly now salute you: * Rejoice, for you are she who prays * fervently to the Lord for our sake! Rejoice, * through you we were granted divine communion! * We shall not cease to sing Rejoice * to you, all-lauded Lady. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος αʹ.

Lauds. Mode 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Στιχηρά. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Stichera. For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Πανεύφημοι μάρτυρες.

Mode 1. O Martyrs, extolled.

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]

Σκιρτήσατε ὄρη ἐν χαρᾷ * σὺν τῷ Ἄθῳ σήμερον, ἡ οἰκουμένη δὲ χόρευε, ὕμνοις δοξάζουα * Κύριον τὸν δόντα * ἐν ἐσχάτοις ἔτεσι * Παΐσιον, Ὁσίων τὸ καύχημα, πιστῶν ἑδραίωμα, * μετανοίας τὸν διδάσκαλον, * ἀληθείας ὑπέρμαχον ἄριστον.

Along with Mt. Athos, on this day, * all you mountains, leap for joy! And let the whole world now celebrate in hymns and glorify * the Lord, for He gave us * recently Paisios, * support of the believers, the boast of the devout ascetic saints, * and the teacher of repentance, * and the mighty champion of virtue and truth. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ.

Praise Him with the sound of trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre. [SAAS]

Ὢ πόσων χαρίτων καλλοναῖς * τὴν ψυχὴν ἐκόσμησας, ὅσιε πάτερ Παΐσιε· ζῆλον γὰρ πύρινον * Ἠλιοὺ ἐκτήσω, * Δανιὴλ τὴν σύνεσιν, * γενναίων Μακκαβαίων τὸ φρόνημα, τὸν θεῖον ἔρωτα * Ἰγνατίου, ἐπὶ πᾶσι δὲ * τὴν ἀγάπην τοῦ Παύλου τὴν ἄμετρον.

Devout father, you adorned your soul * with such ornaments of grace, O St. Paisios, for you had a zeal that burnt like fire, * like that of Elijah; * you had Daniel's acumen, * the mind-set of the brave brothers Maccabee, the ardent love for God * of Ignatius, and especially * the immense love that Paul the Apostle had. [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]

Ἀκένωτος ὄντως θησαυρὸς * ἡ πολλὴ ἀγάπη σου, δι' ἣν συμπάσχων τοῖς πάσχουσιν, ἐπ' ὤμων ἤνεγκας * τὰς ὀδύνας τούτων * καὶ προθύμως ὥδευσας, * Παμμάκαρ, τὴν ὁδὸν τῆς σταυρώσεως, ἐν ᾗ εὑράμενος * τὴν χαρὰν τὴν ἀναστάσιμον, * οἰκουμένης παράκλησις γέγονας.

A treasure that never fails indeed * was your great and noble love, for which you suffered together with the suffering and bore * their pain on your shoulders, * O all-blessed Saint, and thus you gladly took the way of the Cross. And having found by it the joy * of the Resurrection, you became * a provider of comfort to all the world. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον.

Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

Ἐπίφανον ἄνωθεν ἡμῖν * ὡς πρόμαχος κράτιστος, φρουρῶν, φιλάττων, λυτρούμενος ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως· * στῆσον τῶν πολέμων * τὸ δεινὸν κλυδώνιον, * τὴν πίστιν τὴν ὀρθόδοξον κράτυνον, εἰρήνην δώρησαι * ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν, δεόμεθα, * σαῖς πρεσβείαις, Παΐσιε ὅσιε.

From heaven appear to us, O Saint. * Be our mighty champion; defend, protect, and deliver us from all adversity. * Stop the wars against us * and the overwhelming storms, * and reinforce the Orthodox Faith throughout the world. By your intense * intercessions, we entreat you, grant * to our souls peace, devout St. Paisios. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

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Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Ὅσιε πάτερ, τὸν πολύτιμον μαργαρίτην εὑρών, ὅς ἐστι Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, τὰ πάντα χαίρων ἔδωκας, ἕως θανάτου ἀγωνισάμενος, ἵνα αὐτὸν μόνον κερδήσῃς. Ἀμέτρῳ πόθῳ δὲ κτησάμενος αὐτόν, πλοῦτον ὑπερκόσμιον ὑπερεπλούτησας· ὃν καὶ φυλάττων νηφούσῃ καρδίᾳ ἐν τοῖς ταμιείοις τῆς ἡσυχίας, ἐξ ἀρχοντικῆς ἀγάπης μετὰ πόνου διένεμες, ἔργοις, λόγοις, μεγίστοις θαύμασι καταπλουτίζων τὸν κόσμον. Καὶ νῦν, θεοδόξαστε Παΐσιε, ἀπολαύων τῶν παρὰ Θεοῦ ἡτοιμασμένων ἀγαθῶν τοῖς ἀγαπῶσιν Αὐτόν, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, ὅπως καλῶς τὸν παρόντα βίον πραγματευσάμενοι κτησώμεθα ἀντὶ τῶν ἐπιγείων τὰ ἐπουράνια.

O devout Father, when you found the pearl of great value, namely Christ God, you joyfully gave away everything, and you strove to the point of death, so that you might gain Him alone. Because of your immense longing, you obtained Him, and thus were made exceedingly rich with wealth that transcends the world. You guarded this with a watchful heart in the safe of stillness, and you distributed it in your noble love, and you enriched the world with your deeds, your words, and your great miracles. And now, O Paisios whom God has glorified, as you enjoy the good things that God has prepared for those who love Him, intercede on our behalf, so that we make good transactions in this life, and trade in earthly goods to obtain the heavenly blessings. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μακαρίζομέν σε Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, καὶ δοξάζομέν σε οἱ πιστοὶ κατὰ χρέος, τὴν πόλιν τὴν ἄσειστον, τὸ τεῖχος, τὸ ἄρρηκτον, τὴν ἀρραγῆ προστασίαν, καὶ καταφυγήν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Now we call you blessed, O Virgin Theotokos, and we glorify you, duty-bound as believers; the city unshakable, the wall indestructible, the firm and steadfast protection, and the place of refuge for our souls. [SD]

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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.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Τῆς ἐνθέου ἀγάπης τὸ πῦρ δεξάμενος, * ὑπερβαλλούσῃ ἀσκήσει ἐδόθης ὅλος Θεῷ * καὶ παράκλησις πολλῶν ἀνθρώπων γέγονας, * λόγοις θείοις νουθετῶν, προσευχαῖς θαυματουργῶν, Παΐσιε θεοφόρε· * καὶ νῦν πρεσβεύεις ἀπαύστως ὑπὲρ παντὸς τοῦ κόσμου, Ὅσιε.

Once the fire of love for the Lord was lit in you, * through ascetical rigor you gave yourself to God. * O God-bearing St. Paisios, for many you became * consolation, giving counsel with God-inspired words, * and by your prayers working wonders. * And now, devout one, you intercede for the whole world unceasingly. [SD]