Τριώδιον

Triodion

Κυριακὴ τῶν Βαΐων

Palm Sunday

   

   

ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 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.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Apolytikion. Mode 1.

Τὴν κοινὴν Ἀνάστασιν πρὸ τοῦ σοῦ Πάθους πιστούμενος, ἐκ νεκρῶν ἤγειρας τὸν Λάζαρον, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός· ὅθεν καὶ ἡμεῖς ὡς οἱ Παῖδες, τὰ τῆς νίκης σύμβολα φέροντες, σοὶ τῷ Νικητῇ τοῦ θανάτου βοῶμεν· Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

To confirm the general resurrection before Your Passion, You resurrected Lazarus from the dead, O Christ our God. Therefore imitating the children, carrying the symbols of victory, we cry out to You the Victor over death: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are You, the One, who comes in the name of the Lord." [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Τὴν κοινὴν Ἀνάστασιν πρὸ τοῦ σοῦ Πάθους πιστούμενος, ἐκ νεκρῶν ἤγειρας τὸν Λάζαρον, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός· ὅθεν καὶ ἡμεῖς ὡς οἱ Παῖδες, τὰ τῆς νίκης σύμβολα φέροντες, σοὶ τῷ Νικητῇ τοῦ θανάτου βοῶμεν· Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

To confirm the general resurrection before Your Passion, You resurrected Lazarus from the dead, O Christ our God. Therefore imitating the children, carrying the symbols of victory, we cry out to You the Victor over death: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are You, the One, who comes in the name of the Lord." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Ἦχος δʹ.

Both now. Mode 4.

Συνταφέντες σοι διὰ τοῦ Βαπτίσματος, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, τῆς ἀθανάτου ζωῆς ἠξιώθημεν τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου, καὶ ἀνυμνοῦντες κράζομεν· Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

We were buried with You through Baptism, O Christ our God, and thus by Your Resurrection we have been granted immortal life, and extolling You we cry aloud, "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are You, the One who comes in the name of the Lord." [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 Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Μετὰ κλάδων νοητῶς, κεκαθαρμένοι τὰς ψυχάς, ὡς οἱ Παῖδες τὸν Χριστόν, ἀνευφημήσωμεν πιστῶς, μεγαλοφώνως κραυγάζοντες τῷ Δεσπότῃ· Εὐλογημένος εἶ Σωτήρ, ὁ εἰς τὸν Κόσμον ἐλθών, τοῦ σῶσαι τὸν Ἀδάμ, ἐκ τῆς ἀρχαίας ἀρᾶς, πνευματικῶς γενόμενος φιλάνθρωπε, νέος Ἀδὰμ ὡς εὐδόκησας, ὁ πάντα Λόγε, πρὸς τὸ συμφέρον, οἰκονομήσας δόξα σοι.

Having purified our souls, * let us noetically uphold * branches, and with faith extol * Christ, as the Children did of old, * and with a loud voice let us cry out to the Master, * "O Savior, blessed are You, * the One who came to the world * to save Adam and his race * from the primordial curse. * As You were pleased to do, spiritually You came to be * the new Adam in Your love for humanity. * O Word, You ordered * all things for our good. * Glory be to You, O Lord." [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Τεταρταῖον Λάζαρον, ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, ἀναστήσας Κύριε, πάντας ἐδίδαξας βοᾶν, μετὰ βαΐων καὶ κλάδων σοι· Εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος.

Resurrecting Lazarus, * who was for four days * dead and buried in a tomb, * O Lord, You taught us all to wave * palm-leaves and branches and cry aloud * to You, the Savior * who is coming, Blessed are You. [SD]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Ἐπὶ φίλῳ σου Χριστέ, δάκρυα ῥαίνεις μυστικῶς, καὶ ἐγείρεις ἐκ νεκρῶν, Λάζαρον κείμενον θνητόν, ἐν ᾧ συμπάθειαν ἔδειξας φιλανθρώπως, μαθόντα δὲ τὴν σήν, παρουσίαν Σωτήρ, τὰ πλήθη τῶν βρεφῶν, ἐξῆλθον σήμερον, ἐν ταῖς χερσὶ κατέχοντα Βαΐα, τὸ Ὡσαννά σοι κραυγάζοντα· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ὅτι τὸν Κόσμον, εἰς τὸ σῶσαι ἐλήλυθας.

Christ, You mystically shed tears * because of Lazarus Your friend, * dead and buried in a tomb, * and You raised him from the dead, * in Your love for humanity displaying compassion. * O Savior, when they learned * of Your arrival there, * the multitude of babes * came out to greet You today; * and in their hands they were holding palm-leaves, * and they were shouting Hosanna to You * and saying, "Blessed * are You, O Savior, * for You have come to save the world." [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Αἰνέσατε συμφώνως, οἱ λαοὶ καὶ τὰ ἔθνη· ὁ γὰρ Βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἀγγέλων, ἐπέβη νῦν τῷ πώλῳ, καὶ ἔρχεται θέλων ἐν Σταυρῷ, πατάξαι τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ὡς δυνατός· διὰ τοῦτο καὶ οἱ Παῖδες, μετὰ Βαΐων, κράζουσι τὸν ὕμνον· Δόξα σοι τῷ ἐλθόντι Νικητῇ, δόξα σοὶ τῷ Σωτῆρι Χριστῷ, δόξα σοι τῷ εὐλογημένῳ, μόνῳ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

In unison sing praises, O peoples and you nations. * For behold, the King of the Angels is seated on the colt now, * and comes as the Mighty One who wills, * by means of the Cross, to smite the foes. * For this reason, are the Children extolling Him with palms in hand and crying, * "Glory to You, the Victor who has come! * Glory to You the Savior Christ! * Glory to You, our only blessed God!" [SD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸ προσταχθέν.

Mode pl. 4. When he perceived.

Ὁ ἐπὶ θρόνου Χερουβὶμ καὶ ἐπὶ πώλου, ἐπικαθίσας δι' ἡμᾶς, καὶ πρὸς τὸ Πάθος, τὸ ἑκούσιον φθάσας, σήμερον ἀκούει, τῶν Παίδων, ἀναβοώντων τὸ Ὡσαννά, τῶν ὄχλων, ἀναφωνούντων Υἱὲ Δαυΐδ, σπεῦσον σῶσαι οὓς ἔπλασας, εὐλογημένε Ἰησοῦ· εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ ἐλήλυθας, ὅπως γνῶμεν τὴν δόξαν σου.

The Lord who sits on a Cherubic throne in heaven * and on a colt for us on earth, is now approaching * His deliberate Passion, and today is hearing * the Children shouting "Hosanna!" and crying out, * the rabble, "O Son of David!" begins to shout, * "Blessed Jesus, we pray be quick to come and save us whom You made. * For this is why You came to earth, * so that we might know Your glory." [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ὁ ἐπὶ θρόνου Χερουβὶμ καὶ ἐπὶ πώλου, ἐπικαθίσας δι' ἡμᾶς, καὶ πρὸς τὸ Πάθος, τὸ ἑκούσιον φθάσας, σήμερον ἀκούει, τῶν Παίδων, ἀναβοώντων τὸ Ὡσαννά, τῶν ὄχλων, ἀναφωνούντων Υἱὲ Δαυΐδ, σπεῦσον σῶσαι οὓς ἔπλασας, εὐλογημένε Ἰησοῦ· εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ ἐλήλυθας, ὅπως γνῶμεν τὴν δόξαν σου.

The Lord who sits on a Cherubic throne in heaven * and on a colt for us on earth, is now approaching * His deliberate Passion, and today is hearing * the Children shouting "Hosanna!" and crying out, * the rabble, "O Son of David!" begins to shout, * "Blessed Jesus, we pray be quick to come and save us whom You made. * For this is why You came to earth, * so that we might know Your glory." [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 8.

Prokeimenon. Psalm 8.

Ἐκ στόματος νηπίων καὶ θηλαζόντων κατηρτίσω αἶνον. (δίς)

From the mouths of babies and nursing infants You prepared praise. (2)

Στίχ. Κύριε ὁ Κύριος ἡμῶν, ὡς θαυμαστὸν τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ.

Verse: O Lord, our Lord, how wondrous is Your name in all the earth.

Ἐκ στόματος νηπίων καὶ θηλαζόντων κατηρτίσω αἶνον.

From the mouths of babies and nursing infants You prepared praise. [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)

καʹ 1 - 11, 15 - 17

21:1-11; 15-17

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ὅτε ἤγγισεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα καὶ ἦλθον εἰς Βηθσφαγῆ εἰς τὸ ὄρος τῶν ἐλαιῶν, τότε ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπέστειλε δύο μαθητὰς λέγων αὐτοῖς· Πορεύεθητε εἰς τὴν κώμην τὴν ἀπέναντι ὑμῶν, καὶ εὐθέως εὑρήσετε ὄνον δεδεμένην καὶ πῶλον μετ' αὐτῆς· λύσαντες ἀγάγετέ μοι. καὶ ἐάν τις ὑμῖν εἴπῃ τι, ἐρεῖτε ὅτι ὁ Κύριος αὐτῶν χρείαν ἔχει· εὐθέως δὲ ἀποστελεῖ αὐτούς. Τοῦτο δὲ ὅλον γέγονεν ἵνα πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος· εἴπατε τῇ θυγατρὶ Σιών, ἰδοὺ ὁ βασιλεύς σου ἔρχεταί σοι, πραῢς καὶ ἐπιβεβηκὼς ἐπὶ ὄνον καὶ πῶλον υἱὸν ὑποζυγίου. πορευθέντες δὲ οἱ μαθηταὶ καὶ ποιήσαντες καθὼς προσέταξεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ἤγαγον τὴν ὄνον καὶ τὸν πῶλον, καὶ ἐπέθηκαν ἐπάνω αὐτῶν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐπεκάθισεν ἐπάνω αὐτῶν. ὁ δὲ πλεῖστος ὄχλος ἔστρωσαν ἑαυτῶν τὰ ἱμάτια ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ, ἄλλοι δὲ ἔκοπτον κλάδους ἀπὸ τῶν δένδρων καὶ ἐστρώννυον ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ. οἱ δὲ ὄχλοι οἱ προάγοντες (αὐτὸν) καὶ οἱ ἀκολουθοῦντες ἔκραζον λέγοντες· Ὡσαννὰ τῷ υἱῷ Δαυῒδ· εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου· Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. καὶ εἰσελθόντος αὐτοῦ εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα ἐσείσθη πᾶσα ἡ πόλις λέγουσα· Τίς ἐστιν οὗτος; οἱ δὲ ὄχλοι ἔλεγον· Οὗτός ἐστιν Ἰησοῦς ὁ προφήτης ὁ ἀπὸ Ναζαρὲτ τῆς Γαλιλαίας. ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς τὰ θαυμάσια ἃ ἐποίησε καὶ τοὺς παῖδας κράζοντας ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ καὶ λέγοντας, ὡσαννὰ τῷ υἱῷ Δαυῒδ, ἠγανάκτησαν καὶ εἶπον αὐτῷ· Ἀκούεις τί οὗτοι λέγουσιν; ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς λέγει αὐτοῖς· Ναί· οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε ὅτι ἐκ στόματος νηπίων καὶ θηλαζόντων κατηρτίσω αἶνον; καὶ καταλιπὼν αὐτοὺς ἐξῆλθεν ἔξω τῆς πόλεως εἰς Βηθανίαν καὶ ηὐλίσθη ἐκεῖ.

At that time, when Jesus drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If any one says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord has need of them,' and he will send them immediately." This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, "Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king is coming to you, humble and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey." The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their garments on them, and he sat thereon. Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" And when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, "Who is this?" And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee." But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant; and they said to him, "Do you hear what they are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings, you have brought perfect praise'?" And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there. [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 Θεός, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου. Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου. Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις. Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη 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]

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ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Δόξα. Ἦχος βʹ.

Glory. Mode 2.

Σήμερον ὁ Χριστός, εἰσέρχεται ἐν πόλει τῇ ἁγίᾳ ἐν πώλῳ καθήμενος, τὴν ἀλογίαν λύων, τῶν ἐθνῶν τὴν κάκιστον, πάλαι κεχερσωμένην.

Today Christ is entering the Holy City, seated on a foal, undoing the foul irrationality of the Gentiles, from of old dry and barren. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Ὁ αὐτός.

Both now. Same Mode.

Σήμερον ὁ Χριστός, εἰσέρχεται ἐν πόλει τῇ ἁγίᾳ ἐν πώλῳ καθήμενος, τὴν ἀλογίαν λύων, τῶν ἐθνῶν τὴν κάκιστον, πάλαι κεχερσωμένην.

Today Christ is entering the Holy City, seated on a foal, undoing the foul irrationality of the Gentiles, from of old dry and barren. [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.

Σήμερον ἡ χάρις τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος, ἡμᾶς συνήγαγε, καὶ πάντες αἴροντες, τὸν Σταυρόν σου λέγομεν· Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις.

Today the grace of the Holy Spirit has brought us together. And all of us take up Your Cross and say to You: "Blessed are You, the One, who is coming in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!" [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ 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 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.)

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ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode pl. 2.

Μετὰ κλάδων ὑμνήσαντες πρότερον, μετὰ ξύλων συνέλαβον ὕστερον, οἱ ἀγνώμονες Χριστόν, Ἰουδαῖοι τὸν Θεόν, ἡμεῖς δὲ πίστει ἀμεταθέτῳ, ἀεὶ τιμῶντες ὡς εὐεργέτην, διαπαντὸς βοήσωμεν αὐτῷ· Εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἀνακαλέσασθαι.

With branches they hymn Him beforehand; with clubs they arrested Him afterwards, senseless Judeans did such to Christ, even God. But we in faith full persistent, do ever honor Him as one beneficent, and for all time let us cry out to Him, "Blessed is He, who comes that Adam be recalled." [GKD]

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 2. Automelon.

Τῷ θρόνῳ ἐν οὐρανῷ, τῷ πώλῳ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἐποχούμενος Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, τῶν Ἀγγέλων τὴν αἴνεσιν, καὶ τῶν Παίδων ἀνύμνησιν προσεδέξω βοώντων σοι· Εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἀνακαλέσασθαι.

In heaven upon the throne, on earth upon the colt, * You were carried, O Christ our God; * and the praise of the Angels, and the hymns of the children, You received as they cried to You, * "Blessed are You, the One, who is coming to call Adam back again." [GKD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἐπειδὴ ᾍδην ἔδησας ἀθάνατε, καὶ θάνατον ἐνέκρωσας, καὶ Κόσμον ἀνέστησας, βαΐοις τὰ νήπια ἀνευφήμουν σε Χριστέ, ὡς νικητὴν κραυγάζοντά σοι σήμερον. Ὡσαννὰ τῷ Υἱῷ Δαυΐδ· οὐκέτι γάρ φησι, σφαγήσονται βρέφη διὰ τὸ βρέφος Μαριάμ, ἀλλ' ὑπὲρ πάντων νηπίων καὶ πρεσβυτῶν, μόνος σταυροῦσαι, οὐκέτι καθ' ἡμῶν χωρήσει τὸ ξίφος· ἡ σὴ γὰρ πλευρὰ νυγήσεται λόγχῃ· ὅθεν ἀγαλλόμενοι φαμέν· Εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἀνακαλέσασθαι.

Because You bound Hades, Immortal One, because You caused death to die and raised up the world, with palm-leaves did babes acclaim You, O Christ, as Victor, crying loud to You today, "Hosanna to David's Son!" They are saying, "Never again shall infants be slaughtered because of the infant of Mary; for, for all, young and old, You alone are hung on a Cross. Never again shall the sword split us asunder, because Your own side was pierced with a lance. Therefore rejoicing, we say, 'Blessed are You, the One, who is coming to call Adam back again.'" [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΑʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Ἰανουαρίου Ἐπισκόπου, Προκούλου, Σώσσου καὶ Φαύστου διακόνων, Δισιδερίου ἀναγώστου, Εὐτυχίου καὶ Ἀκουτίωνος.

On April 21 we commemorate the holy Hieromartyr and bishop Januarius; the deacons Proculus, Sosius, and Faustus; the reader Desiderius; and Eutychius and Acutius.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ἁγίας Μάρτυρος Ἀλεξάνδρας τῆς βασιλίσσης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Alexandra the Queen.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Ἀπολλώ, Ἰσαακίου, καὶ Κοδράτου, λιμῷ καὶ ξίφει τελειωθέντων.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Apollo, Isaakios, and Quadratus, who died by hunger and the sword.

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

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

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Αναστασίου τοῦ Σιναΐτου.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Anastasios of Sinai.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Κυριακῇ τῶν Βαΐων, τὴν λαμπρὰν καὶ ἔνδοξον πανήγυριν τῆς εἰς Ἱερουσαλὴμ εἰσόδου τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἑορτάζομεν.

On this day, Palm Sunday, we celebrate the resplendent and glorious feast of the entry of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

Στίχοι.

Verses

Πώλῳ καθίσας, ὁ λόγῳ τείνας πόλον,

Mounting a brute, He who waters the mountains

Βροτοὺς ἐκζητεῖ λῦσαι τῆς ἀλογίας.

Seeks to release humankind from bruteness.

Τῇ ἀφάτῳ σου εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, νικητὰς ἡμᾶς τῶν παραλόγων παθῶν ποίησον, καὶ τὴν σὴν ἐναργῆ κατὰ θανάτου νίκην, τὴν φαιδράν σου καὶ ζωηφόρον Ἀνάστασιν ἰδεῖν καταξίωσον, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

In Your ineffable compassion, O Christ our God, make us victors over the irrational passions, and make worthy to see Your manifest victory over death and Your joyous, life-giving Resurrection, and have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Κυριακῆς τῶν Βαΐων

Katavasias of Palm Sunday

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Mode 4.

Ὤφθησαν, αἱ πηγαὶ τῆς ἀβύσσου, νοτίδος ἄμοιροι, καὶ ἀνεκαλύφθη θαλάσσης, κυμαινούσης τὰ θεμέλια, τῇ καταιγίδι νεύματι· ταύτης γὰρ ἐπετίμησας, περιούσιον λαὸν δὲ ἔσωσας, ᾄδοντα, ἐπινίκιον ὕμνον σοι Κύριε.

Once deprived of their waters, the channels of the abyss were seen, * and uncovered were the foundations * of the undulating red sea; * for You rebuked that famous sea's tempest by Your almighty nod, * and You saved the people that belonged to You, * as they sang a victorious hymn unto You, O Lord. [SD]

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Νάουσαν ἀκρότομον, προστάγματι σῷ, στερεὰν ἐθήλασε πέτραν, Ἰσραηλίτῃς λαός, ἡ δὲ πέτρα σὺ Χριστέ, ὑπάρχεις καὶ ζωή, ἐν ᾧ ἐστερεώθη ἡ Ἐκκλησία κράζουσα· Ὡσαννά, εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος.

The people of Israel did suckle the rock, * which though firm and flinty was flowing with water at Your command. * And the rock are You O Christ; You also are the life, * in Whom the Church was firmly established, crying out to You: * Hosanna, blessed are You, the One who is coming. [SD]

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Χριστὸς ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐμφανῶς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἥξει καὶ οὐ χρονιεῖ, ἐξ ὄρους κατασκίου δασέος, Κόρης τικτούσης ἀπειράνδρου, Προφήτης πάλαι φησί. Διὸ πάντες βοῶμεν· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

Our visibly coming God, Christ, will come and not delay, * being the Son of a virgin Maiden, * who is likened to a mountain, overshadowed and densely wooded. * So said a Prophet of old. * Therefore let us all cry out, * Glory to Your power, O Lord our God. [SD]

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Τὴν Σιὼν ἐπ' ὄρους ἀνάβηθι, ὁ εὐαγγελιζόμενος, καὶ τὴν Ἱερουσαλήμ, ὁ κηρύσσων ἐν ἰσχύϊ ὕψωσον φωνήν. Δεδοξασμένα ἐλαλήθη περὶ σοῦ, ἡ Πόλις τοῦ Θεοῦ, εἰρήνη ἐπὶ τὸν Ἰσραήλ, καὶ σωτήριον ἔθνεσιν.

Herald of good tidings to Zion, get you up on to a mountain high; * Prophet David, as Jerusalem's preacher, * raise your voice and mightily proclaim, * "Glorious things have been related concerning You, O City of God. * Peace be on Israel, and salvation to the Gentiles." [SD]

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ἐβόησαν, ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ Δικαίων τὰ πνεύματα, νῦν τῷ κόσμῳ, διαθήκη καινὴ διατίθεται, καὶ ῥαντίσματι, καινουργείσθω λαὸς θείου Αἵματος.

The spirits of the righteous exultantly cried aloud. * Now is granted to the world a covenant that is new. * And through sprinkling with the divine Blood, let the people be renewed. [SD]

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Ὁ διασώσας ἐν πυρί, τοὺς Ἀβραμιαίους σου Παῖδας, καὶ τοὺς Χαλδαίους ἀνελών, οἷς ἀδίκως δικαίους ἐνήδρευσαν, ὑπερύμνητε Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

You saved Your Servants in the fire, * Abraham's three youthful descendants; * and the Chaldeans You destroyed, * for they plotted unjustly against the just. * O supremely extolled and praised * Lord, the God of our 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.

Εὐφράνθητι Ἱερουσαλήμ, πανηγυρίσατε οἱ ἀγαπῶντες Σιών· ὁ βασιλεύων γὰρ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, Κύριος τῶν Δυνάμεων ἦλθεν, εὐλαβείσθω πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, ἐκ προσώπου αὐτοῦ, καὶ βοάτω· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

Rejoice, O Jerusalem, be glad. * And all you lovers of Zion, keep feast in her and rejoice. * For He has come who rules as King unto eternity; He is Lord of the powers. * And let all the earth stand in awe * at His presence and shout with a loud voice, * "O all you works of the Lord, praise and bless the Lord." [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.

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Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode 4. Heirmos.

Θεὸς Κύριος, καὶ ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν· συστήσασθε ἑορτήν, καὶ ἀγαλλόμενοι, δεῦτε μεγαλύνωμεν Χριστόν, μετὰ βαΐων καὶ κλάδων, ὕμνοις κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν. (δίς)

God is the Lord, and He appeared to us. * O Christians, appoint a feast, and with exultant joy * come and let us magnify the Christ, * waving our palm-leaves and branches, crying aloud in hymns: * "Blessed is the One who comes * in the name of the Lord our Savior." (2) [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἔθνη ἵνα τί ἐφρυάξατε; Γραφεῖς, καὶ Ἱερεῖς, τί κενὰ ἐμελετήσατε; Τίς οὗτος εἰπόντες· ὦ Παῖδες μετὰ βαΐων καὶ κλάδων, ὕμνοις κραυγάζουσιν· Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν.

O Gentiles, why did you snort in rage? And you, O Scribes and Priests, * why did you engage in empty things, * saying: "Who is this to whom the children, * waving the palm leaves and branches, cry out in hymns of praise: * 'Blessed is the One who comes * in the name of the Lord our Savior.'" [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἔθνη ἵνα τί ἐφρυάξατε; Γραφεῖς, καὶ Ἱερεῖς, τί κενὰ ἐμελετήσατε; Τίς οὗτος εἰπόντες· ὦ Παῖδες μετὰ βαΐων καὶ κλάδων, ὕμνοις κραυγάζουσιν· Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν.

O Gentiles, why did you snort in rage? And you, O Scribes and Priests, * why did you engage in empty things, * saying: "Who is this to whom the children, * waving the palm leaves and branches, cry out in hymns of praise: * 'Blessed is the One who comes * in the name of the Lord our Savior.'" [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Οὗτος ὁ Θεός, ᾧ παρόμοιος οὐδείς, δικαίαν πᾶσαν ὁδὸν ἐξευρών, δέδωκε τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ Ἰσραήλ· μετὰ δὲ ταῦτα, ἀνθρώποις συνανεστράφη ὀφθείς· Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν.

This is our God; there is no one else like Him. * Having found out every righteous way, * He has given it to Israel His beloved. * Thereafter showing himself on earth He lived among men. * Blessed is the One who comes * in the name of the Lord our Savior. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Σκάνδαλα τρίβου, τί ἐχόμενα ἡμῖν, τιθέατε ἀπειθεῖς; πόδες ὀξεῖς ὑμῶν, αἷμα διεκχέαι Δεσπότου, ἀλλ' ἀναστήσεται πάντων, σῶσαι τοὺς κράζοντας· Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν.

O Unbelievers, * why do you put stumbling blocks * for us near the path? Your feet are very swift to shed * the innocent blood of the Master. * But He will rise and will save us all who cry out to Him: * "Blessed are You the One who comes * in the name of the Lord our Savior." [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Θεὸς Κύριος, καὶ ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν· συστήσασθε ἑορτήν, καὶ ἀγαλλόμενοι, δεῦτε μεγαλύνωμεν Χριστόν, μετὰ βαΐων καὶ κλάδων, ὕμνοις κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν.

God is the Lord, and He appeared to us. * O Christians, appoint a feast, and with exultant joy * come and let us magnify the Christ, * waving our palm-leaves and branches, crying aloud in hymns: * "Blessed is the One who comes * in the name of the Lord our Savior." [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι σὲ αἰνοῦσι πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπουσι, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰωνων.

For all the powers of heaven praise You and give You glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (ἐκ γʹ)

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

   

   

ΕΥΧΗ

PRAYER

εἰς τὸ εὐλογῆσαι τὰ Βαΐα,

to bless the Palms

τῇ Κυριακῇ τῶν Βαΐων.

on Palm Sunday

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ/ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

PRIEST/DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβείμ, ὁ ἐξεγείρας τὴν δυναστείαν, καὶ ἀποστείλας τὸν μονογενῆ σου Υἱόν, τὸν Κύριον ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, ἵνα σώσῃ τὸν κόσμον διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ, τῆς Ταφῆς καὶ τῆς Ἀναστάσεως αὐτοῦ, οὗ παραγενομένου ἐν Ἱερουσαλὴμ ἐπὶ τὸ ἑκούσιον Πάθος, ὁ λαός, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ θανάτου, λαβόντες τὰ τῆς νίκης σύμβολα, τοὺς κλάδους τῶν δένδρων, καὶ τὰ βαΐα τῶν φοινίκων, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν προεμήνυσαν. Αὐτός, Δέσποτα, καὶ ἡμᾶς, τοὺς κατὰ μίμησιν ἐκείνων, τῇ προεορτίῳ ταύτῃ ἡμέρᾳ βαΐα καὶ κλάδους δένδρων ἐν χερσὶ φέροντας, διατήρησον, καὶ ὡς ἐκεῖνοι οἱ ὄχλοι καὶ οἱ Παῖδες, τὸ Ὡσαννὰ σοι προσφέροντας, διαφύλαξον, ὅπως ἐν ὕμνοις καὶ ᾠδαῖς πνευματικαῖς καταξιωθῶμεν τῆς ζωοποιοῦ καὶ τριημέρου Ἀναστάσεως, ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ τῷ Κυρίῳ ἡμῶν, μεθ’ οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἶ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Lord our God, enthroned above the Cherubim, You have stirred up Your power and sent Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to redeem the world through His Cross, His burial and His Resurrection. When He came to Jerusalem to His voluntary Passion, the people, living in darkness and the shadow of death, taking up the symbols of victory, boughs of trees and palm branches, foretold the Resurrection. Master, as we, too, imitating them, carry Palms and branches on this eve of the feast, watch over us. And as we offer You Hosanna, like those multitudes and the children, safeguard us, so that in hymns and spiritual songs we, too, may worthily witness the lifegiving Resurrection on the third day, in Christ Jesus our Lord, 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.)

   

   

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος δʹ.

Lauds. Mode 4.

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.

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Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 4.

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 πλεῖστος ὄχλος Κύριε, ἐστρώννυον ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν· ἄλλοι δὲ ἔκοπτον κλάδους, ἀπὸ τῶν δένδρων καὶ ἐβάσταζον, οἱ προάγοντες δὲ καὶ οἱ ἀκολουθοῦντες, ἔκραζον λέγοντες· Ὡσαννὰ τῷ Υἱῷ Δαυΐδ, εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐλθών, καὶ πάλιν ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

O Lord, a very large crowd was spreading garments along the way; others too, were cutting down branches from the trees and were waving them. Those who preceded You, and those who followed behind were crying out and saying, "Hosanna to David's Son! Blessed are You who comes, and who will come again, in the name of the Lord." [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 4.

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]

Ὁ πλεῖστος ὄχλος Κύριε, ἐστρώννυον ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν· ἄλλοι δὲ ἔκοπτον κλάδους, ἀπὸ τῶν δένδρων καὶ ἐβάσταζον, οἱ προάγοντες δὲ καὶ οἱ ἀκολουθοῦντες, ἔκραζον λέγοντες· Ὡσαννὰ τῷ Υἱῷ Δαυΐδ, εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐλθών, καὶ πάλιν ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

O Lord, a very large crowd was spreading garments along the way; others too, were cutting down branches from the trees and were waving them. Those who preceded You, and those who followed behind were crying out and saying, "Hosanna to David's Son! Blessed are You who comes, and who will come again, in the name of the Lord." [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 4.

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]

Μέλλοντός σου εἰσιέναι, εἰς τὴν ἁγίαν Πόλιν Κύριε, τὰ κλάδη τῶν φυτῶν οἱ λαοὶ ἐβάσταζον, σὲ ὑμνοῦντες τὸν τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότην, ὁρῶντές σε ἐπὶ πώλου καθήμενον, ὡς ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβὶμ ἐθεώρουν, καὶ διὰ τοῦτο οὕτως ἐβόων· Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐλθών, καὶ πάλιν ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

As You were about to enter the Holy City, O Lord, the people were waving branches of the trees, singing hymns to You, the Master of all things. While seeing You seated on the donkey's colt, they pictured You as riding on the Cherubim. Hence they cried aloud in this manner: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are You who comes, and who will come again, in the name of the Lord." [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 4.

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]

Μέλλοντός σου εἰσιέναι, εἰς τὴν ἁγίαν Πόλιν Κύριε, τὰ κλάδη τῶν φυτῶν οἱ λαοὶ ἐβάσταζον, σὲ ὑμνοῦντες τὸν τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότην, ὁρῶντές σε ἐπὶ πώλου καθήμενον, ὡς ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβὶμ ἐθεώρουν, καὶ διὰ τοῦτο οὕτως ἐβόων· Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐλθών, καὶ πάλιν ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

As You were about to enter the Holy City, O Lord, the people were waving branches of the trees, singing hymns to You, the Master of all things. While seeing You seated on the donkey's colt, they pictured You as riding on the Cherubim. Hence they cried aloud in this manner: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are You who comes, and who will come again, in the name of the Lord." [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 4.

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]

Ἐξέλθετε ἔθνη, ἐξέλθετε καὶ λαοί, καὶ θεάσασθε σήμερον, τὸν Βασιλέα τῶν οὐρανῶν, ὡς ἐπὶ θρόνου ὑψηλοῦ, ἐπὶ πώλου εὐτελοῦς, τὴν Ἱερουσαλὴμ προσεπιβαίνοντα, γενεὰ Ἰουδαίων, ἄπιστε καὶ μοιχαλίς, δεῦρο, θέασαι, ὃν εἶδεν Ἡσαΐας ἐν σαρκὶ δι' ἡμᾶς παραγενόμενον, πῶς νυμφεύεται ὡς σώφρονα, τὴν νέαν Σιών, καὶ ἀποβάλλεται τὴν κατάκριτον συναγωγήν· ὡς ἐν ἀφθάρτῳ δὲ γάμῳ καὶ ἀμιάντῳ, ἀμίαντοι συνέδραμον εὐφημοῦντες, οἱ ἀπειρόκακοι Παῖδες μεθ' ὧν ὑμνοῦντες βοήσωμεν ὕμνον τόν Ἀγγελικόν. Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, τῷ ἔχοντι τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Come out, O nations! Come out, O peoples! Behold the King of the heavens on this day, as on a lofty throne, yet on a lowly colt, riding along into Jerusalem. Judean generation, faithless and adulterous, come and behold Him, whom Isaiah saw, who for us is present in the flesh. See how He weds Himself to the New Zion as one chaste, and divorces Himself from the censured assembly. As to a wedding untainted and undefiled, do undefiled children, unclaimed by evil, rush, acclaiming. With them singing praises, let us cry out the angelic hymn, "Hosanna in the highest to You, who possesses the great mercy." [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 4.

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]

Τὴν κοινὴν Ἀνάστασιν, πρὸ τοῦ ἑκουσίου Πάθους σου, εἰς πίστωσιν πάντων, προενδειξάμενος, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, τὸν μὲν Λάζαρον ἐν Βηθανίᾳ, τῇ κραταιᾷ δυνάμει σου, τετραήμερον νεκρὸν ἀνέστησας, καὶ τυφλοῖς δὲ τὸ βλέπειν, ὡς φωτοδότης ἐδωρήσω Σωτήρ, καὶ εἰς τὴν πόλιν τὴν ἁγίαν, μετὰ τῶν σῶν Μαθητῶν εἰσῆλθες, καθήμενος ἐπὶ πώλου ὄνου, τὰ τῶν Προφητῶν ἐκπληρῶν κηρύγματα, ὡς ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβὶμ ἐποχούμενος, καὶ παῖδες Ἑβραίων μετὰ κλάδων καὶ βαΐων προϋπήντουν σοι. Διὸ καὶ ἡμεῖς, κλάδους ἐλαιῶν βαστάζοντες καὶ βαΐα, εὐχαρίστως σοι βοῶμεν· Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

Before Your voluntary Passion, You proved in advance the general resurrection, for the assurance of all, O Christ our God: By Your mighty power, You resurrected Lazarus, who lay four days dead in Bethany. As the Bestower of Light, O Savior, You gave sight to the blind. And with Your disciples, You entered the Holy City seated on a donkey's colt, as one mounted on the Cherubim, fulfilling proclamations that the Prophets made. And the children of the Hebrews went out to meet You with palm leaves and branches. We, therefore, likewise wave our olive branches and our palm leaves, and gratefully cry out to You, "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He, who comes in the name of the Lord!" [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Πρὸ ἓξ ἡμερῶν τοῦ Πάσχα, ἦλθεν Ἰησοῦς εἰς Βηθανίαν, καὶ προσῆλθον αὐτῷ οἱ Μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ, λέγοντες αὐτῷ· Κύριε, ποῦ θέλεις, ἑτοιμάσωμέν σοι φαγεῖν τὸ Πάσχα; ὁ δὲ ἀπέστειλεν αὐτούς· Ἀπέλθετε εἰς τὴν ἀπέναντι κώμην, καὶ εὑρήσετε ἄνθρωπον, κεράμιον ὕδατος βαστάζοντα, ἀκολουθήσατε αὐτῷ, καὶ τῷ οἰκοδεσπότῃ εἴπατε· ὁ Διδάσκαλος λέγει· Πρὸς σὲ ποιῶ τὸ Πάσχα, μετὰ τῶν Μαθητῶν μου.

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany. Then, his disciples approached Him and said to Him, "Lord, where will You have us prepare for You to eat the Passover?" And He answered them, "Go into the village opposite you, and you will find a man carrying a jar of water. Follow him, and tell the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, I shall keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.'" [SD]

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

Δόξα σοι τῷ δείξαντι τὸ φῶς. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη, ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία.

Glory be to You who showed the light. Glory in the highest to God. His peace is on earth, His good pleasure in mankind. [SD]

Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν.

We praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You, we give thanks to You for Your great glory.

Κύριε βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ· Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα.

Lord King, heavenly God, Father, Ruler over all; Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; and You, O Holy Spirit.

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ αἴρων τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ κόσμου.

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us, You who take away the sins of the world.

Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Accept our supplication, You who sit at the right hand of the Father, and have mercy on us.

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν.

For You alone are holy, You alone are Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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 Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Συνταφέντες σοι διὰ τοῦ Βαπτίσματος, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, τῆς ἀθανάτου ζωῆς ἠξιώθημεν τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου, καὶ ἀνυμνοῦντες κράζομεν· Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος, ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

We were buried with You through Baptism, O Christ our God, and thus by Your Resurrection we have been granted immortal life, and extolling You we cry aloud, "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are You, the One who comes in the name of the Lord." [SD]