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Menaion - November 30

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου Ἀνδρέου

Memory of the Holy Apostle Andrew

   

   

ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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 δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ὡς τῶν Ἀποστόλων Πρωτόκλητος, καὶ τοῦ Κορυφαίου αὐτάδελφος, τὸν Δεσπότην τῶν ὅλων Ἀνδρέα ἱκέτευε, εἰρήνην τῇ οἰκουμένῃ δωρήσασθαι, καὶ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

As first called of the Apostles and brother of Peter the Preeminent, O Andrew, intercede with the Master of all to grant peace to the whole world, and great mercy to our souls. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Ὡς τῶν Ἀποστόλων Πρωτόκλητος, καὶ τοῦ Κορυφαίου αὐτάδελφος, τὸν Δεσπότην τῶν ὅλων Ἀνδρέα ἱκέτευε, εἰρήνην τῇ οἰκουμένῃ δωρήσασθαι, καὶ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

As first called of the Apostles and brother of Peter the Preeminent, O Andrew, intercede with the Master of all to grant peace to the whole world, and great mercy to our souls. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τὸ ἀπ' αἰῶνος ἀπόκρυφον, καὶ Ἀγγέλοις ἄγνωστον μυστήριον, διὰ σού Θεοτόκε τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς πεφανέρωται· Θεὸς ἐν ἀσυγχύτῳ ἑνώσει σαρκούμενος, καὶ Σταυρὸν ἑκουσίως ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καταδεξάμενος· δι' οὗ ἀναστήσας τὸν πρωτόπλαστον, ἔσωσεν ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

O Theotokos, through you became manifest to us on earth the mystery, which was hid from eternity, and which the Angels themselves knew not: that God, uniting natures without confusion, becomes a man and accepts crucifixion for our salvation voluntarily. By virtue of this, resurrecting man whom He had first created, He saved our souls from death. [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.)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ὡς θεῖον Μαθητήν, καὶ Πρωτόκλητον πάντων, Χριστοῦ τῶν Μαθητῶν, εὐφημοῦμέν σε πόθῳ, Ἀνδρέα Ἀπόστολε, καὶ πιστῶς ἐκβοῶμέν σοι· ῥῦσαι ποίμνην σου, ἣν ἐκ Θεοῦ ἐπιστεύθης, πάσης θλίψεως, καὶ ἀναγκῶν καὶ σκανδάλων, καὶ πάσης κακώσεως.

With longing we extol you, O holy Disciple, * for you indeed were first called of all Christ's Disciples, * and faithfully cry to you, O Apostle Saint Andrew. * Free the flock which God entrusted you from all danger * and necessity and tribulation and scandal, * and from every injury. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Θεοτοκίον. Ὅμοιον.

Theotokion. Same Melody.

Τὰς χεῖράς σου σεμνή, νῦν ἐκτείνασα οἴκτῳ, βοήθειαν ἡμῖν, ἐξ Ἁγίου παράσχου, καὶ δίδου ἀκίνδυνον, τὴν ζωὴν διανύσασθαι, τοὺς δοξάζοντας, τὸν σόν πανάγιον Τόκον, καὶ σὲ Δέσποινα, ἐπιγραφομένους Κόρη, ἐλπίδα καὶ καύχημα.

O Lady, now extend your all-pure hands with pity, * providing us with help from your own sanctuary. * And grant us to live our life without danger or injury, * as we glorify your Son, our all-holy Master, * and as we ascribe to you our Mistress and Lady * our hope and our pride and joy. [SD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος γʹ. Θείας πίστεως.

Mode 3. Your confession.

Πρῶτον εὗρέ σε, Χριστὸς μολοῦντα μύστην ἄριστον, Ἀνδρέα μάκαρ, καὶ τὰ προστάγματα αὐτοῦ τομῶς διαγγέλλοντα, τῇ οἰκουμένῃ καθάπερ ὑπόπτερον, καταφωτίζοντα ἐθνῶν τὰ συστήματα. Αὐτὸν ὡς Θεὸν παμμακάριστε ἱκέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Christ found you His first excellent mystic * when you went to Him, O blessed Andrew; * then as if flying you preached Him throughout the world, * and you proclaimed His commandments emphatically, * and you enlightened the Gentiles with knowledge of God. * All-blessed Apostle, since He is God, * entreat Him to bestow on us the great mercy. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Θεοτοκίον. Ὅμοιον.

Theotokion. Same Melody.

Θεία γέγονας, σκηνὴ τοῦ Λόγου, μόνη πάναγνε, Παρθενομῆτορ, τῇ καθαρότητι Ἀγγέλους ὑπεράρασα· τὸν ὑπὲρ πάντας ἐμὲ γοῦν γενόμενον, ῥερυπωμένον σαρκὸς πλημμελήμασιν, ἀποκάθαρον, πρεσβειῶν σου ἐνθέοις νάμασι, παρέχουσα σεμνὴ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

You in purity surpass the Angels; * therefore you became the tabernacle * of the Logos, O immaculate Mother of God. * But as for me, I surpass every other man * in the pollutions resulting from sins of the flesh. * With the waters of your intercession wash away my filth, * All-holy Maid, and grant to me the great mercy. [SD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Τὸν Ἀπόστολον πάντες ἀνευφημήσωμεν, ὡς αὐτόπτην τοῦ Λόγου καὶ θεῖον κήρυκα, καὶ ἐθνῶν πνευματικόν, σαγηνευτὴν ἀληθῶς, ὅτι προσήγαγεν ἡμᾶς, εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν Χριστοῦ, Ἀνδρέας ὁ θεηγόρος, καὶ νῦν πρεσβεύει ἀδιαλείπτως, εἰς τὸ σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Let us all now extol the Apostle of the Lord * as a preacher divine and eyewitness of the Word, * and a spiritual fisher of the Gentiles indeed. * It was he who guided us to the knowledge of Christ: * the theologian Saint Andrew. * And now unceasingly interceding, he entreats that our souls be saved. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Θεοτοκίον. Ὅμοιον.

Theotokion. Same Melody.

Τῶν ἐν σοὶ τὰς ἐλπίδας Παρθένε ἄχραντε, ἀνενδοιάστως ἐχόντων σκέπη ὑπάρχουσα, ἐκ ποικίλων πειρασμῶν καὶ περιστάσεων, καὶ κινδύνων χαλεπῶν, ἐλευθέρωσον ἡμᾶς, πρεσβεύουσα τῷ Υἱῷ σου, σὺν τοῖς αὐτοῦ Ἀποστόλοις, καὶ σῶσον πάντας τοὺς ἀνυμνοῦντάς σε.

O immaculate Virgin, in you we place our hope * resolutely, O Maiden, for you protect us all. * We entreat you to preserve us from any injury, * from the various temptations, from danger and from harm, * by your divine intercessions, * joining the holy Apostles, for the salvation of all who sing your praise. [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 18.

Prokeimenon. Psalm 18.

Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς τὰ πέρατα τῆς οἰκουμένης τὰ ῥήματα αὐτοῦ. (δίς)

His proclamation went forth into all the earth, and his words to the ends of the world. (2)

Στίχ. Οἱ οὐρανοὶ διηγοῦνται δόξαν Θεοῦ, ποίησιν δὲ χειρῶν αὐτοῦ ἀναγγέλλει τὸ στερέωμα.

Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows the creation of His hands.

Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς τὰ πέρατα τῆς οἰκουμένης τὰ ῥήματα αὐτοῦ.

His proclamation went forth into all the earth, and his words to the ends of the world. [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)

δʹ 18 - 23

4:18-23

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, περιπατῶν δὲ παρὰ τὴν θάλασσαν τῆς Γαλιλαίας εἶδεν δύο ἀδελφούς, Σίμωνα τὸν λεγόμενον Πέτρον καὶ Ἀνδρέαν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ, βάλλοντας ἀμφίβληστρον εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν· ἦσαν γὰρ ἁλιεῖς. καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Δεῦτε ὀπίσω μου, καὶ ποιήσω ὑμᾶς ἁλιεῖς ἀνθρώπων. οἱ δὲ εὐθέως ἀφέντες τὰ δίκτυα ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ. Καὶ προβὰς ἐκεῖθεν εἶδεν ἄλλους δύο ἀδελφούς, Ἰάκωβον τὸν τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου καὶ Ἰωάννην τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ, ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ μετὰ Ζεβεδαίου τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτῶν καταρτίζοντας τὰ δίκτυα αὐτῶν· καὶ ἐκάλεσεν αὐτούς. οἱ δὲ εὐθέως ἀφέντες τὸ πλοῖον καὶ τὸν πατέρα αὐτῶν ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῷ. Καὶ περιῆγεν ὅλην τὴν Γαλιλαίαν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, διδάσκων ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς αὐτῶν καὶ κηρύσσων τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς βασιλείας καὶ θεραπεύων πᾶσαν νόσον καὶ πᾶσαν μαλακίαν ἐν τῷ λαῷ.

At that time, as Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left their boat and their father, and followed him. And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people. [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 ἀποῤῥίψῃς 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]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Δόξα. Ἦχος βʹ.

Glory. Mode 2.

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

At the intercession of the Apostle, 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 αʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

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]

Ὁ Πρωτόκλητος Μαθητής, καὶ μιμητὴς τοῦ πάθους, συμμορφούμενός σοι Κύριε, Ἀνδρέας ὁ Ἀπόστολος, τοὺς ἐν βυθῷ τῆς ἀγνοίας πλανωμένους ποτέ, τῷ ἀγκίστρῳ τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου ἀνελκύσας, προσήγαγέ σοι, ταῖς πρεσβείαις αὐτοῦ Ὑπεράγαθε, τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν εἰρήνευσον, καὶ σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Your first-called Disciple and imitator of Your Passion, Andrew the Apostle, became like You, O Lord. With the hook of Your Cross, he pulled up those who had strayed into the deep sea of ignorance, and He brought them to You. By his intercessions, O supremely good God, bring peace into our lives, and save 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, καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου καὶ ἐνδόξου Ἀποστόλου Ἀνδρέου τοῦ Πρωτοκλήτου, 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 the holy and glorious Apostle Andrew, the First-called, 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.)

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὁ Κανών.

The Canon.

Ὠδὴ αʹ.

Ode i.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode 1.

ᾨδὴν ἐπινίκιον, ᾄσωμεν πάντες, Θεῷ τῷ ποιήσαντι, θαυμαστὰ τέρατα, βραχίονι ὑψηλῷ, καὶ σώσαντι τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ὅτι δεδόξασται. (δίς)

Let us all sing a song of victory to God, who has done amazing wonders with uplifted arm, and saved Israel, for he has been glorified. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς μόνη τὸν ἄχρονον, Υἱὸν ἐν χρόνῳ, τεκοῦσα σαρκὶ ἁγνή, Παναγία ἄχραντε, πάντα τὰ χρόνια, τῆς παναθλίας μου ψυχῆς, πάθη θεράπευσον.

As she who alone gave birth in time in the flesh to the Son who is without time, O all-holy and immaculate, heal for all times the passions of my most wretched soul. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὰ τραύματα Πάναγνε, τὰ τῆς ψυχῆς μου, καρδίας τὴν πώρωσιν, λογισμοῦ τὴν σκότωσιν, καὶ τοῦ νοὸς ἐκτροπάς, ἀφάνισον ὡς συμπαθής, ταῖς σαῖς δεήσεσιν.

As you are compassionate, O all-pure, wipe out by your supplications the wounds of my soul, the hardness of my heart, the darkening of my thought and the wrong turnings of my mind. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὸ φῶς ἡ κυήσασα, τὸν Λυτρωτήν μου, τοῦ σκότους με λύτρωσαι, καὶ βασάνων, Ἄχραντε, τῶν αἰωνίων ἐκεῖ, ὅπως σωζόμενος ὑμνῶ, τὰ μεγαλεῖά σου.

O Immaculate, who bore the Light, my Redeemer, redeem me from darkness and the eternal torments there, that saved I may praise you mighty deeds. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νοός μου Πανάμωμε, τὰς ἀμαυρώσεις, φωτί σου ἀπέλασον, ἡ τὸ φῶς κυήσασα, καὶ δώρησαί μοι ἀγαθή, τὸ φῶς προσβλέψαι τὸ ἐκ σοῦ, ἐξανατεῖλαν ἡμῖν.

With your light, O all-blameless, dispel the blackness of my mind, you who bore the Light; and grant me, loving Lady, to behold the Light which dawned for us from you. [EL]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon 1 for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Σοῦ ἡ τροπαιοῦχος.

Mode 1. Your triumphant. (NM)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Τὴν τεθολωμένην μου ψυχήν, τῶν ἐννοιῶν τε καὶ λόγων ἐκκάθαρον, τῇ ἐνσκηνωσάσῃ σοι κήρυξ Χριστοῦ, Ἀνδρέα θείᾳ χάριτι, ὅπως καθαρῶς σοι, προσάξω ὕμνον ἐπάξιον.

Purify my soul, muddied by thoughts and words, Andrew, herald of Christ, by the divine grace which dwells in you, that in purity I may offer you a worthy hymn. [EL]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Τίμιον ὁ Πρόδρομος Χριστοῦ, τῶν ἑαυτοῦ Μαθητῶν ἀκροθίνιον, ὁ ἐκ στειρευούσης σε βλαστός, τῷ ἐκ Παρθένου φύντι Χριστῷ, τῷ δεδοξασμένῳ, Ἀνδρέα χαίρων προσήγαγεν.

Christ's Forerunner, shoot of a barren womb, rejoicing brought you, Andrew, as the precious cornerstone of his own Disciples to the one born of a Virgin, Christ, who has been glorified. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἔρωτι καὶ πόθῳ ἀκλινεῖ, τῆς ἀρετῆς τῶν βαθμίδων ἀρξάμενος, καὶ τὰς ἀναβάσεις ἀεὶ μελετῶν, ἐξ ἀμυδρᾶς δυνάμεως, πρὸς τὴν ἀκροτάτην, Ἀνδρέα δύναμιν ἔφθασας.

With love and unwavering longing you mounted the steps of virtue, and ever meditating on ascents, Andrew, from feeble power you attained the highest power. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Χαῖρε ἡ τῆς χάριτος πηγή, Χαῖρε ἡ κλῖμαξ καὶ πύλη οὐράνιος. Χαῖρε ἡ λυχνία, καὶ στάμνος χρυσή, καὶ ὄρος ἁλατόμητον, ἡ τὸν ζωοδότην, Χριστὸν τῷ κόσμῳ κυήσασα.

Hail, fount of grace. Hail, ladder and gate of heaven. Hail, lampstand and golden jar, and mountain unhewn, who bore for the world Christ the giver of life. [EL]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, δοξάσατε, Χριστὸς ἐξ οὐρανῶν, ἀπαντήσατε, Χριστὸς ἐπὶ γῆς, ὑψώθητε, ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ, ἀνυμνήσατε λαοί, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Christ is born; glorify Him! * Christ is come from heaven; go and meet Him. * Christ is on earth; arise to Him. * Sing to the Lord, all you who dwell on the earth; * and in merry spirits, O you peoples, praise His birth. * For He is glorified. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode 1.

Στερεωθήτω ἡ καρδία μου, εἰς τὸ θέλημά σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἐφ' ὑδάτων οὐρανόν, στερέωσας τὸν δεύτερον, καὶ ἑδράσας ἐν τοῖς ὕδασι, τὴν γῆν Παντοδύναμε. (δίς)

May my heart be established to your will, Christ God, who established the second heaven on the waters and built the earth in the waters, O All-powerful. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τῆς στειρευούσης διανοίας μου, ἀκαρπίαν πᾶσαν ἀπέλασον, καὶ καρποφόρον ἀρεταῖς, τὴν ψυχήν μου ἀνάδειξον, Παναγία Θεοτόκε, τῶν πιστῶν ἡ βοήθεια.

Banish from my barren mind all unfruitfulness, and make my soul fruitful with virtues, All-holy Mother of God, the help of the faithful. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥῦσαί με πάσης κατακρίσεως, καὶ πολλῶν σκανδάλων τοῦ ὄφεως, τοῦ αἰωνίζοντος πυρός, καὶ τοῦ σκότους Πανάμωμε, ἡ τὸ φῶς ἀποκυήσασα, ἡμῖν τὸ ἀνέσπερον.

Deliver me from every condemnation and the many stumbling blocks of the serpent, the everliving fire and the darkness, O All-blameless, who bore for us the Light that knows no evening. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὸ ἀπαραίτητον κριτήριον, καὶ τὸ πῦρ ἐκεῖνο τὸ ἄσβεστον, καὶ τὴν ἀπόφασιν Ἁγνή, τὴν φρικτὴν ὅλως δέδοικα, σπεῦσον σῶσον πρὸ τοῦ τέλους, ἀγαθὴ τὸν οἰκέτην σου.

I greatly fear the inexorable tribunal, that unquenchable fire and the dread sentence, pure, loving Lady. Hasten, save your servant before the end. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Εὐλογημένος τῆς κοιλίας σου, ὁ καρπὸς Παρθένε πανύμνητε· τοὺς γὰρ φθαρέντας τῷ καρπῷ, διὰ ξύλου Σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ, ἀφθαρτίσας κατεστήσατο, κοινωνοὺς θείας χάριτος.

Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Virgin all-praised, for he has made incorruptible through the tree of his Cross those corrupted by a fruit, and established them as partakers in divine grace. [EL]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon 1 for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ μόνος εἰδώς.

Mode 1. You alone know the weakness. (NM)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Προσέδραμες δίψει οὐ κληθείς, Ἀνδρέα, ἀλλ' αὐθαίρετος, τῇ τῆς ζωῆς πηγῇ ὥσπερ ἔλαφος, καὶ πᾶσι ταύτην εὑρὼν ἐκήρυξας, καὶ πιὼν ἐπότισας, ἀφθαρσίας νάματα, κεκμηκότα τῇ δίψει τὰ πέρατα.

Without being called, with thirst you hurried forward, Andrew, of your own volition to the source of life, like a hart; and having found it you proclaimed it to all, and having drunk you watered with the streams of incorruption the ends of the earth, that were fainting from thirst. [EL]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἐπέγνως τῆς φύσεως θεσμούς, Ἀνδρέα ἀξιάγαστε, καὶ κοινωνὸν τὸν σύγγονον εἴληφας, βοῶν· Εὑρήκαμεν τὸν ποθούμενον, καὶ ὁδοποιήσαντι, τῆς σαρκὸς τὴν γέννησιν, καθηγήσω τὴν γνῶσιν τοῦ Πνεύματος.

You acknowledged the bonds of nature, noble Andrew, and took your brother as companion, crying out: We have found the one so longed for. And when he made his way you explained to him the birth of the flesh and the knowledge of the spirit. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σαγήνῃ τοῦ λόγου ἐκ βυθοῦ, ἀπάτης ἐσαγήνευσας, τοὺς λογικοὺς ἰχθύας Ἀπόστολε, καὶ τῇ τραπέζῃ Χριστοῦ ὀψώνιον, καθαρὸν προσήγαγες, λαμπρυνθέντας χάριτι, τοῦ φανέντος σαρκὸς ὁμοιώματι.

With the net of the word you netted the rational fish from the deep of deception, Apostle, and brought them to the table of Christ as a pure delicacy, resplendent with the grace of him who appeared in the likeness of flesh. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Θεὸν συλλαβοῦσα ἐν γαστρί, Παρθένε διὰ Πνεύματος, τοῦ Παναγίου ἔμεινας ἄφλεκτος, ἐπεὶ σε βάτος τῷ νομοθέτῃ Μωσεῖ, φλεγομένη ἄκαυστα, σαφῶς προεμήνυσε, τὴν τὸ πῦρ δεξαμένην τὸ ἄστεκτον.

When you conceived God in your womb, O Virgin, through the All-holy Spirit, you remained unburned; since to Moses the lawgiver the bush which flamed unconsumed had clearly foretold you, as the one who had received the unbearable fire. [EL]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Τῷ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων, ἐκ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντι ἀῤῥεύστως Υἱῷ, καὶ ἐπ' ἐσχάτων ἐκ Παρθένου, σαρκωθέντι ἀσπόρως, Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ βοήσωμεν· Ὁ ἀνυψώσας τὸ κέρας ἡμῶν, Ἅγιος εἶ Κύριε.

To the Son, begotten * without flux, of the Father, before the ages, * and who was lately made incarnate * of the Virgin without seed; * to Christ God now let us cry aloud: * You have exalted the horn of our strength. Only You are holy, O Lord. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

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 σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, 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 our God, 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.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving.)

Ὡς πρωτόκλητον πάντων τῶν Μαθητῶν, καὶ αὐτόπτην τοῦ Λόγου καὶ ὑπουργόν, Ἀνδρέα Ἀπόστολε, κατὰ χρέος τιμῶμέν σε, τῷ γὰρ Ἀμνῷ τῷ αἴροντι, τοῦ κόσμου τὰ πταίσματα, ἀδιστάκτῳ πόθῳ, θερμῶς ἠκολούθησας· ὅθεν καὶ τοῦ πάθους, κοινωνὸς ἀνεδείχθης, τοῦ σαρκὶ ὑπομείναντος, ἑκουσίως τὸν θάνατον. Διὰ τοῦτο βοῶμέν σοι. Πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

As First-called of all the Disciples, eye-witness and minister of the Word, we honour you as is fitting, Apostle Andrew; for you fervently followed with unwavering love the Lamb who takes away the offences of the world; therefore you were revealed as a partaker in the passion of him who willingly underwent death in the flesh. And so we cry to you: Intercede with Christ God to grant forgiveness of faults to those who celebrate with love your holy memory. [EL]

Δόξα. Ἕτερον.

Glory. Another.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving.)

Τῶν εἰδώλων τὰ θράση καταβαλών, τοῦ Σωτῆρος τὰ πάθη ἐπιποθῶν, Ἀνδρέα μακάριε, ἀνεδείχθης Ἀπόστολος, οὐρανόθεν πᾶσι, πηγάζων τὰ θαύματα, καὶ ἐθνῶν ἐγένου, παμμάκαρ Διδάσκαλος· ὅθεν σου τὴν μνήμην, ἐπαξίως τιμῶντες, ἐν ὕμνοις δοξάζομεν, καὶ πιστῶς μεγαλύνομεν, τοῦ Κυρίου Ἀπόστολε· Πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

You threw down the insolence of the idols; you longed for the sufferings of the Saviour, blessed Andrew, and you were declared to be an Apostle, a source for all of wonders from heaven; and you became, all-blessed, a Teacher of nations; therefore as we fittingly honour your memory, we give you glory in hymns and faithfully magnify you, Apostle of the Lord. Intercede with Christ God to grant forgiveness of faults to those who celebrate with love your holy memory. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Χαῖρε θρόνε πυρίμορφε τοῦ Θεοῦ, χαῖρε Κόρη καθέδρα βασιλική, κλίνη πορφυρόστρωτε, χρυσοπόρφυρε θάλαμε, χλαμὺς ἁλουργόχροε, τιμαλφέστατον τέμενος, ἀστραπηφόρον ἅρμα, λυχνία πολύφωτε, χαῖρε Θεοτόκε, δωδεκάτειχε πόλις, καὶ πύλη χρυσήλατε, καὶ παστὰς ἀγλαόμορφε, ἀγλαόχρυσε τράπεζα, Θεοκόσμητον σκήνωμα, χαῖρε ἔνδοξε νύμφη ἡλιοστάλακτε, χαῖρε μόνη ψυχῆς μου διάσωσμα.

As the fiery Throne of our God, rejoice! * Holy Maid, as the Chair of the King, rejoice! * Bed with purple covering, Chamber decked in gold and purple, * the most exquisite Temple and porphyry-colored Cloak, * brightly shining Lamp-stand and lightning-bearing Chariot! * City with its twelve walls, rejoice, O Theotokos; * and Gate that is wrought in gold, Bridal Chamber most beautiful, * holy Table of shiny gold; * Dwelling Place adorned by God, * O rejoice, glorious Bride on whom the sun has dripped! * O rejoice, as my soul's only majesty! [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode 1.

Ἐν Πνεύματι προβλέπων Προφῆτα Ἀββακούμ, τὴν τοῦ Λόγου σάρκωσιν ἐκήρυττες βοῶν, ἐν τῷ ἐγγίζειν τὰ ἔτη ἐπιγνωσθήσῃ, ἐν τῷ παρεῖναι τὸν καιρὸν ἀναδειχθήσῃ. Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε. (δίς)

Foreseeing in Spirit, you proclaimed the incarnation of the Word, prophet Avvakoum, as you cried, 'When the years draw near you will be recognised; when the moment comes you will be revealed'; glory to your power, O Lord! (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Παρθένε Παναγία, ἀμόλυντε σκηνή, μολυνθέντα πταίσματι, καθάρισόν με νῦν, τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ῥανίσι καθαρωτάταις, καὶ δὸς μοι χεῖρα βοηθείας, ἵνα κράζω· Δόξα σοι Ἁγνὴ θεοδόξαστε.

All-holy Virgin, spotless tabernacle, purify me now, who am defiled by sin, with the most pure drops of your mercies, and give me a hand of help, that I may cry, 'Glory to you, pure Virgin glorified by God'. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ναὸς ἡγιασμένος, ἐδείχθης τοῦ Θεοῦ, τοῦ ἐν σοὶ οἰκήσαντος, Παρθένε ὑπὲρ νοῦν, αὐτὸν δυσώπει, ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμᾶς ῥύπου ἀποκαθᾶραι, ὅπως οἶκος γνωρισθῶμεν, καὶ κατοικητήριον Πνεύματος.

You were revealed as the hallowed Temple of God, who, beyond understanding, dwelt in you, O Virgin; entreat him to cleanse us from the stain of sins, that we may be recognised as house and dwelling of the Spirit. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐλέησον μὲ μόνη, ἐλέους τὴν πηγήν, Θεοτόκε τέξασα, καὶ λῦσον τὴν δεινήν, τῆς ψυχῆς μου νόσον, καὶ πόρωσιν τῆς καρδίας, δακρύων ῥεῖθρα καὶ κατάνυξιν πρὸ τέλους, θείαν δωρουμένη πρεσβείαις σου.

Have mercy on me, Mother of God, who alone gave birth to the source of mercy, and loose the dread sickness of my soul and the hardness of my heart, granting me before the end streams of tears and divine compunction by your intercessions. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νοήσας ὁ Προφήτης, ἐν Πνεύματι Θεοῦ, Ὄρος σε προέγραψε, κατάσκιον Ἁγνή· τοὺς γὰρ φλογμῷ τῶν ἐγκλημάτων ἐκτακέντας, ἀποκαθαίρεις μεσιτείαις σου Παρθένε, μόνη τῶν βροτῶν ἡ ἀνόρθωσις.

Perceiving by the Spirit of God, the Prophet depicted you beforehand, Pure Virgin, as a shaded Mountain, for you cleanse by your mediations those who are wasted by the fever of offences, only righting of mortals. [EL]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon 1 for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὄρος σε τῇ χάριτι.

Mode 1. Avvakoum... eyes. (NM)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἡ θεία ἐξαναλωτική τε τοῦ χείρονος, τοῦ παντουργοῦ καὶ φωταυγοῦς, Πνεύματος δύναμις ἐν σοί, Ἀνδρέα οἰκήσασα, θεοπρεπῶς πυρίνης γλώττης ἐν σχήματι, τῶν ἀποῤῥήτων ἀνέδειξε Κήρυκα.

The divine power of the all-creating and radiant Spirit, which utterly consumes what is worse, dwelt in you, Andrew, in a manner fitting God, in the form of a tongue of fire, and revealed you as Herald of ineffable mysteries. [EL]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Οὐχ ὅπλα πρὸς ἄμυναν, ἀνείλετο σάρκινα, καὶ πρὸς καθαίρεσιν δεινῶν, ὀχυρωμάτων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, Ἀνδρέας ὁ πάντιμος, ἀλλὰ Χριστῷ φραξάμενος προσενήνοχεν, αἰχμαλωτίσας τὰ ἔθνη ὑπήκοα.

All-honoured Andrew did not take up weapons of flesh for the destruction of the dread strongholds of the foe, but shielding himself with Christ he took prisoner and brought him subject nations. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοὺς πόθῳ τελοῦντάς σου, τὴν μνήμην ἐν ᾄσμασιν, ἐκ τῆς ἀφθόνου δωρεὰς τοῦ Διδασκάλου σου Χριστοῦ, Ἀνδρέα πανόλβιε, πνευματικῆς ἀγαλλιάσεως νάματα, ἀναπιμπλῶν μὴ ἐλλίπῃς πρεσβείαις σου.

All-blessed Andrew, from the unfailing gift of your Teacher Christ do not cease by your prayers to fill with waters of spiritual joy those who with longing celebrate your memory in songs. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑμνοῦμεν τὸ μέγα, καὶ φρικτόν σου μυστήριον· ὑπερκοσμίους γὰρ λαθών, ταξιαρχίας ἐπὶ σέ, ὁ Ὢν καταβέβηκεν, ὡς ὑετὸς ἐπὶ πόκον Πανύμνητε, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

We hymn your great and fearful mystery; for unknown to the leaders of the hosts above the world the One Who Is came down upon you, O all-praised, like rain upon a fleece, for our salvation and refashioning. [EL]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Ῥάβδος ἐκ τῆς ῥίζης Ἰεσσαί, καὶ ἄνθος ἐξ αὐτῇς Χριστέ, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου ἀνεβλάστησας, ἐξ ὄρους ὁ αἰνετός, κατασκίου δασέος, ἦλθες σαρκωθεὶς ἐξ ἀπειράνδρου, ὁ ἄϋλος καὶ Θεός, Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου, Κύριε.

Jesse's root produced a branch, O Christ, * and You its flower blossomed forth, * from the Virgin who by Habakkuk prophetically once was called * overshadowed, dense mountain. * From her who knew not man You came incarnate, * the immaterial God. * Glory to Your power, O Lord. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode 1.

Τὴν σὴν εἰρήνην δὸς ἡμῖν, Υἱὲ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἄλλον γὰρ ἐκτός σου, Θεὸν οὐ γινώσκομεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν, ὅτι Θεὸς ζώντων, καὶ τῶν νεκρῶν ὑπάρχεις. (δίς)

Give us your peace, O Son of God, for we know no other God but you; we name you by name, for you are God of the living and the dead. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὰς κόρας τῆς καρδίας μου, διάνοιξον Ἁγνή, βλέπειν με τρανῶς, τὴν θείαν λαμπρότητα, καὶ τὴν σὴν δόξαν τὴν ἀνέκφραστον, ὅπως ἐλέους τύχω, καὶ αἰωνίου δόξης.

Open the eyes of my heart, Pure Virgin, that I may clearly see your divine splendour and your inexpressible glory, that I may obtain mercy and eternal glory. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐν δύο ταῖς θελήσεσι, τὸν ἕνα τῆς σεπτῆς, τέτοκας Τριάδος Πανάχραντε, φέροντα μίαν τὴν ὑπόστασιν, ὃν ἐκτενῶς δυσώπει, πάντας ἡμᾶς σωθῆναι.

All-immaculate, you gave birth to one of the holy Trinity, with two wills but one substance; implore him fervently that we may all be saved. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Πανάχραντε ὡς τέξασα, Σωτῆρα καὶ Θεόν, πρέσβευε ἐκ πάσης με θλίψεως, καὶ νοσημάτων καὶ κακώσεως, σῶον συντηρηθῆναι, τὸν σὸν ἀχρεῖον δοῦλον.

As you gave birth, All-immaculate, to the Saviour and God, intercede that I, your unprofitable servant, may be kept safe from every tribulation, from diseases and evil. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Δυσώπησον ὃν ἔτεκες, Παρθένε ὑπὲρ νοῦν, σῴζεσθαι τοὺς πίστει σοι κράζοντας· Χαῖρε Παρθένε παναμώμητε, εὐλογημένη μόνη, τοῦ κόσμου προστασία.

O Virgin, entreat the one whom you bore beyond understanding that they may be saved who cry to you with faith: Hail, Virgin all-blameless, only blessed protection of the world. [EL]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon 1 for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ φωτίσας τῇ ἐλλάμψει.

Mode 1. O Christ, who enlightened. (NM)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἀπείληφας ὃν ἐπόθεις, Ἀνδρέα Ἀπόστολε, ἐν ἀφθάρτοις σὺν αὐτῷ καταλύσας σκηνώμασι, καὶ τῶν πόνων δράγματα, τῶν σῶν δρεψάμενος ἀξίως· ὅθεν σε ὕμνοις δοξάζομεν.

You have received the one for whom you longed, Apostle Andrew, and you take your rest with him in imperishable tabernacles, having worthily reaped the sheaves of your toils; therefore in hymns we glorify you. [EL]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἐπόθησας τὸν Δεσπότην, καὶ τοῦτον ἐδίωξας, τοῖς ἴχνεσι τοῖς αὐτοῦ πρὸς ζωὴν ποδηγούμενος, καὶ τὰ τούτου πάθη, ἀψευδῶς ὑπέρτιμε Ἀνδρέα, μέχρι θανάτου μιμούμενος.

You longed for the Master, and you pursued him, guided by his footsteps, and truly imitating his sufferings, most honoured Andrew, unto death. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐντείνας σε δυνατόν, ὥσπερ βέλος Μακάριε, ἐπαφῆκεν εἰς τὸν σύμπαντα κόσμον ὁ Κύριος, τραυματίζων δαίμονας, καὶ δυσσεβείᾳ τοὺς ἀνθρώπους, τραυματισθέντας ἰώμενος.

Having stretched you like a powerful arrow the Lord unleashed you at the whole world, wounding demons and curing those wounded by impiety. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Εὐφραίνονται οὐρανῶν, αἱ δυνάμεις ὁρῶσαί σε, ἀγάλλονται σὺν αὐταῖς τῶν βροτῶν τὰ συστήματα· τῷ γὰρ τόκῳ ἥνωνται τῷ σῷ, Παρθένε Θεοτόκε, σὲ ἐπαξίως δοξάζοντα.

The powers of heaven are glad as they see you, the companies of mortals rejoice with them; for by your child bearing, Virgin Mother of God, they have been made one, as they fittingly glorify you. [EL]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Θεὸς ὢν εἰρήνης, Πατὴρ οἰκτιρμῶν, τῆς μεγάλης Βουλῆς σου τὸν Ἄγγελον, εἰρήνην παρεχόμενον, ἀπέστειλας ἡμῖν· ὅθεν θεογνωσίας, πρὸς φῶς ὁδηγηθέντες, ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζοντες, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, Φιλάνθρωπε.

God of peace and Father of mercies, Your Son * You have sent unto us as Your messenger, * the Angel of great counsel who is granting peace. * Therefore having been guided to the light of godly knowledge, * waking from the night to dawn, we sing Your glory, O Lover of man. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode 1.

Τὸν προφήτην Ἰωνᾶν, ἐκμιμούμενος βοῶ, τὴν ζωήν μου ἀγαθέ, ἐλευθέρωσον φθορᾶς, καὶ σῶσόν με, Σωτὴρ τοῦ κόσμου κράζοντα, δόξα σοι. (δίς)

I imitate the Prophet Jonas as I cry, 'Free my life from corruption, good Lord, and save me, Saviour of the world, as I cry, 'Glory to you!' (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Μολυνθέντα με πολλαῖς, ἁμαρτίαις δυσωπῶ, σὲ τὴν ὄντως ἀγαθήν, καὶ ἀμόλυντον Σκηνήν. Ἀπόπλυνον, παντοίου ῥύπου, τῇ μεσιτείᾳ σου.

Befouled by many sins, I beseech you, the truly good and undefiled Tabernacle, wash me clean of every kind of stain by your mediation. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Κυβερνήτης μοι γενοῦ, θαλαττεύοντι ἀεί, ἐν πελάγει τῶν δεινῶν, τῶν τοῦ βίου πειρασμῶν, καὶ σῶσόν με, πρὸς σωτηρίας, ὅρμον ἰθύνασα.

Be my pilot, who am ever storm-tossed on an ocean of the dread trials of life; and save me, directing me to an roadstead of salvation. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τρικυμίαι λογισμῶν, καὶ παθῶν ἐπαγωγαί, καὶ βυθὸς ἁμαρτιῶν, τὴν ἀθλίαν μου ψυχήν, χειμάζουσι, βοήθησόν μοι, Ἁγία Δέσποινα.

Waves of thoughts, assaults of passions and a deep of sins drive my wretched soul before the storm; help me, holy Lady. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Μεγαλεῖά σοι ἀεί, ἐποιήσατο Χριστός, ὃν ἱκέτευε ἀεί, μεγαλῦναι ἐπ' ἐμοί, τὰ πλούσια, αὐτοῦ ἐλέη, Θεοχαρίτωτε.

Christ has ever done great things for you; ever implore him to magnify his rich mercies upon me, O graced by God. [EL]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon 1 for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ἐκύκλωσεν ἡμᾶς.

Mode 1. The deepest abyss. (NM)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Τὴν θάλασσαν τοῦ βίου περαιούμενος, ἐν σκάφει τῷ τοῦ σώματος, τὸν τὰ σύμπαντα διέποντα Χριστόν, εὗρες κυβερνήτην παμμακάριστε, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν μάκαρ Ἀνδρέα, χαίρων προσήνεξαι.

As you crossed the sea of life in the boat of the body, O all-blessed, you found Christ, who governs all things, as your helmsman, and, blessed Andrew, you were borne rejoicing towards him. [EL]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Τὰ πνεύματα τῷ λόγῳ φυγαδεύονται, αἱ νόσοι δραπετεύουσι, ψυχικῶν τε παθημάτων ὁ ἑσμός, πόῤῥω τῶν νοσούντων ἀπελαύνονται, τῇ ἐκ Θεοῦ σοι δεδομένῃ, Ἀνδρέα χάριτι.

Spirits are banished by the word, diseases take to flight and the swarm of sufferings of the soul are driven far from the diseased by the grace, Andrew, that has been given you from God. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς κῦμα γαληνὸν πραέι πνεύματι, κινούμενον Μακάριε, ἀπεξήρανας θαλάσσας πονηράς, τῆς πολυθεΐας θείοις ῥεύμασι, καὶ ποταμοὺς θεογνωσίας, πᾶσιν ἐξέβλυσας.

Like a smooth wave, moved by a gentle spirit, blessed Saint, you dried up evil seas of polytheism by divine breezes, and poured out for all rivers of knowledge of God. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Εὐφραίνονται ἐν σοὶ Παρθένε ἄχραντε, τοῦ γένους οἱ Προπάτορες, τὴν Ἐδὲμ ἀπολαβόντες διὰ σοῦ, ἣν ἐκ παραβάσεως ἀπώλεσαν· σὺ γὰρ Ἁγνή, καὶ πρὸ τοῦ τόκου καὶ μετὰ γέννησιν.

The Ancestors of the race rejoice in you, immaculate Virgin, having received through you once more the Eden they had lost through transgression; for you are pure both before childbirth and after giving birth. [EL]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Σπλάγχνων Ἰωνᾶν, ἔμβρυον ἀπήμεσεν, ἐνάλιος θήρ, οἷον ἐδέξατο, τῇ Παρθένῳ δέ, ἐνοικήσας ὁ Λόγος καὶ σάρκα λαβών, διελήλυθε φυλάξας ἀδιάφθορον· ἧς γάρ, οὐχ ὑπέστη ῥεύσεως, τὴν τεκοῦσαν, κατέσχεν ἀπήμαντον.

Such as it received * Jonah as an embryo, the sea beast disgorged him from its bowels intact. * With the Virgin, though, when the Logos had dwelt in her taking on flesh, * He came forth from her preserving her yet incorrupt. * For from her no fluxion suffered He, * and He kept her unaltered in childbirth. [SD]

Ode 6: Short Litany

Ode 6: Short Litany

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

Σὺ γὰρ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῆς εἰρήνης καὶ σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the King of peace and the savior of our souls, 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.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Τὴν ἐν πρεσβείαις.

Mode pl. 2. The Theotokos, unsleeping.

Τὸν τῆς ἀνδρείας ἐπώνυμον θεηγόρον, καὶ μαθητῶν τὸν πρωτόκλητον τοῦ Σωτῆρος, Πέτρου τὸν σύγγονον εὐφημήσωμεν, ὅτι ὡς πάλαι τούτῳ καὶ νῦν ἡμῖν ἐκέκραγεν· Εὑρήκαμεν δεῦτε τὸν ποθούμενον.

Let us extol the Redeemer's first called Disciple, the brother of Simon Peter, and theologian, Andrew, whose name denotes manliness. For as of old to him, now to us he cries aloud, "Come, we have found Him for whom we have been waiting." [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἄνωθεν μὲν Δαυῒδ ἀναστέλλει ἁμαρτωλόν, ὡς ἐμέ, διηγεῖσθαι Θεοῦ εὐλόγως τὰ δικαιώματα, ὅμως πρὸς πίστιν διδάσκει πάλιν, καὶ ἐν δάκρυσι πλείστοις ἐξαγορεύει· Σήμερον γὰρ τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἐὰν ἀκούσητε, καρδίας μὴ σκληρυνθῆτε, ὥς ποτε Ἰσραὴλ παρεπίκρανεν. Ἐπάγει οὖν τῷ ἑξῆς Ψαλμῷ· Τῷ Κυρίῳ ἡ σύμπασα γῆ ᾄσατε· Εὑρήκαμεν δεῦτε τὸν ποθούμενον.

Long ago, David properly barred a sinner, like me, from speaking the statutes of God; however he again teaches us to be faithful, and with many tears he proclaims, "Today, if you hear His voice, do not become hard-hearted, like Israel once embittered Him." Hence he adds the following Psalm, "All the earth sing to the Lord; come, we have found Him for whom we have been waiting." [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Λʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου ἐνδόξου καὶ πανευφήμου Ἀποστόλου Ἀνδρέου τοῦ Πρωτοκλήτου.

On November 30, we commemorate the holy, glorious, and all-lauded Apostle Andrew the First Called.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Φρουμεντίου, Ἐπισκόπου Ἰνδίας.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Frumentius, Bishop of India.

Ταῖς τῶν σῶν Ἁγίων πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode 1.

Τοὺς ἐν καμίνῳ Παῖδάς σου Σωτήρ, οὐχ ἥψατο οὐδὲ παρηνώχλησε τὸ πῦρ, τότε οἱ τρεῖς ὡς ἐξ ἑνὸς στόματος, ὕμνουν καὶ εὐλόγουν λέγοντες· Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν. (δίς)

The fire did not touch or trouble your youths in the furnace, O Saviour. Then the three, as from one mouth, hymned and blessed you, saying, 'Blessed is the God of our fathers'. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὴν μιανθεῖσαν ἄχραντε ψυχήν, ἁγίασον, πάντοτε τοῦ δούλου σου Ἁγνή, καὶ τοῦ νοὸς δεινὰς αἰχμαλωσίας, καὶ καρδίας πώρωσιν, καὶ τῶν δαιμόνων ὁρμάς, τάχος ἀφάνισον.

Pure and Immaculate, ever sanctify the defiled soul of your servant, and swiftly abolish dread imprisonments of the mind, hardness of heart and assaults of the demons. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νενεκρωμένον πάθεσι σαρκός, Πανάμωμε, ζώωσον τὸν νοῦν μου καὶ Θεῷ, τὰ ἀρεστὰ ἐπιτελεῖν ἐνίσχυσόν με, ἵνα μεγαλύνω σε, ἵνα δοξάζω ἀεί, τὴν ἀγαθότητα σου.

Give life to my mind, slain by the passions of the flesh, All-blameless, and strengthen me to accomplish things pleasing to God; that I may magnify you, that I may ever glorify your goodness. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νεκρωσόν μου Δέσποινα ἁγνή, τὰ τῆς σαρκὸς πάθη, καὶ ψυχῆς μου ταπεινῆς ῥύπον, δεινὸν ἐναποσμήχουσα Παρθένε, καὶ λογοθεσίου με, τῶν ἀοράτων ἐχθρῶν, ῥῦσαι καὶ σῶσόν με.

Slay the passions of my flesh, pure Lady, and wiping away the foul stain of my base soul, O Virgin, deliver me from the audit of the invisible foes, and save me. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σοὶ Παναγία ἄχραντε ἁγνή, οἱ δοῦλοί σου, πάντοτε ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτός, προσπίπτομεν συντετριμμένῃ διανοίᾳ, δυσωποῦντες λύτρωσιν, ἁμαρτημάτων εὑρεῖν, ταῖς ἱκεσίαις ταῖς σαῖς.

All-holy, immaculate and pure, your servants ever fall before you day and night with broken mind, as they implore that at your entreaties they may find ransom from sins. [EL]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon 1 for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Σὲ νοητήν.

Mode 1. We the faithful. (NM)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἡ ἀψευδής, ἐμφανῶς πεπλήρωται, ἐπαγγελία σου Χριστέ· τῷ γὰρ σάλῳ ὁ φοιτητής, σοῦ ὁ ἐνθεώτατος, λόγῳ ἐμβριμώμενος, πρὸς ἱλαρὰν γαλήνην μετέβαλεν. Ὁ αἰνετός ἀναμέλπων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

Your certain promise has been manifestly fulfilled, O Christ, for your pupil, inspired by God, rebuking the rolling swell with a word, changed it to a joyful calm, as he sang, 'God is praised and highly glorified'. [EL]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Τῷ νοητῷ, τῆς Σιὼν Ἀπόστολε, προβῆναι ὄρει κελευσθείς, σωτηρίου τε εἰληφώς, χαίρων τὸ ποτήριον, ἔδης πορθμευόμενος, διὰ θανάτου πρὸς θείαν ζωήν, ἔνθα Χριστός τῶν ἁπάντων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

Ordered to ascend to the spiritual mount of Sion, Apostle, and taking with joy the cup of salvation, ferried through death you went towards divine life, where Christ is, God of all and highly glorified. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σὺ γηγενής, πεφυκὼς Ἀπόστολε, ὑπερφυῶς τερατουργείς· δι' ἀγάπης γὰρ συγκραθείς, τούτῳ ἠκολούθησας, Χριστῷ τῷ σὲ ἀγαπήσαντι· Ὁ αἰνετὸς ἀναμέλπων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

Born naturally of earth, Apostle, you work wonders above nature; for close knit through love to Christ, you followed him who loved you, as you sang, 'God is praised and highly glorified'. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Χαῖρε σεμνή, τοῦ Ἀδὰμ τὸ κῴδιον, ἐξ οὗ προῆλθεν ὁ Ποιμήν, ἐνδυσάμενος ἀληθῶς, ὁ ὑπερυψούμενος, ὅλον με τὸν ἄνθρωπον, ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου ἀνέπλασεν, ὁ αἰνετός τῶν Πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

Hail, pure Virgin, Adam's fleece, from which came forth the Shepherd, when he, the highly glorified, had truly put on humanity entire, having refashioned me in your womb, he the God of the Fathers, praised and highly glorified. [EL]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Οἱ Παῖδες εὐσεβείᾳ συντραφέντες, δυσσεβοῦς προστάγματος καταφρονήσαντες, πυρὸς ἀπειλὴν οὐκ ἐπτοήθησαν, ἀλλ' ἐν μέσῳ τῆς φλογὸς ἑστῶτες ἔψαλλον, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The Servants nurtured piously together, * with contempt regarding the impious king's decree, * intrepidly faced the threat of holocaust, * and while standing in the midst of flames they chanted thus, * saying: O God of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode 1.

Ὃν φρίττουσιν Ἄγγελοι, καὶ πᾶσαι στρατιαί, ὡς Κτίστην καὶ Κύριον, ὑμνεῖτε ἱερεῖς, δοξάσατε Παῖδες, εὐλογεῖτε λαοί, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας. (δίς)

The One before whom Angels and all the Hosts of heaven tremble as Creator and Lord, now praise you Priests, glorify him Young Men, bless him you peoples and highly exalt him to all the ages. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σαρκοῦται ὁ ἄσαρκος, ἐκ σοῦ θεοπρεπῶς, ὃν αἴτησαι Πάναγνε, τὰ πάθη τῆς ἐμῆς, ψυχῆς θανατῶσαι, καὶ ζωῶσαι αὐτήν, νεκρωθεῖσαν πάλαι, κακίστῃ ἁμαρτίᾳ.

He who is without flesh took flesh from you in a manner fitting God; beseech him, O all-pure, to put to death the passions of my soul and give life to it, that was slain of old by most evil sin. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἰάσω τὸ σύντριμμα, Ἀδὰμ τοῦ χοϊκοῦ, Σωτῆρα κυήσασα, Πανάχραντε Θεόν, αὐτὸν ἐκδυσώπει τὰς πληγὰς τῆς ἐμῆς, ψυχῆς θεραπεῦσαι, ἀνίατα νοσούσης.

By bearing God the Saviour, O all immaculate, you cured the wound of Adam formed from dust; implore him to heal the incurable bruises of my sick soul [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἀνάστησον κείμενον, εἰς βάθη με κακῶν, τοὺς νῦν πολεμοῦντάς με, πολέμησον ἐχθρούς· τρωθέντα ἀτόποις, ἡδοναῖς τὴν ψυχήν, Ἁγνὴ μὴ παρίδῃς, ἀλλ' οἴκτειρον καὶ σῶσον.

Raise me up as I lie in the depths of evils; war against the enemies who now war against me; do not, pure Lady, despise one wounded in soul by unseemly pleasures, but take pity and save me. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἰάτρευσον Ἄχραντε, τὰ πάθη τῆς ἐμῆς, καρδίας κυήσασα, τὸν πάντων Ἰατρόν, καὶ τῆς τῶν Δικαίων δεῖξον μέτοχον, Παρθένε μερίδος, Χριστὸν ἐκδυσωποῦσα.

Heal the passions of my heart, O Immaculate, who bore the Physician of us all; and make me a partaker of the portion of the Just, O Virgin, as you intercede with Christ. [EL]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon 1 for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ἐν καμίνῳ Παῖδες.

Mode 1. In the furnace. (NM)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Φωτοφόρος καὶ εὐφραντική, ἀκτῖνας ἰαμάτων, Ἀνδρέα Χριστοῦ Ἀπόστολε, νῦν ἐξέλαμψεν ἡμῖν, ἡ ἔνθεος μνήμη σου, τοῖς βοῶσι· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Andrew, Apostle of Christ, your godly memorial, bearing light and gladness has now shed its rays of healings on us, as we cry out, 'All you works of the Lord, praise the Lord, and highly exalt him to all the ages'. [EL]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἀνθρωπίνης φύσεως λαχών, τοὺς ταύτης ὑπερέβης, θεσμοὺς καὶ πρὸς τὴν Ἀγγέλων, μεταβέβηκας σκηνήν, Ἀνδρέα Ἀπόστολε, καὶ κραυγάζεις· πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Like lightning darting its rays, you went forth as light for the nations, dispelling the darkness of ignorance and illumining believers as they cried, 'Bless the Lord all you works of the Lord, praise, and highly exalt him to all the ages'. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡ ἐξ ὕψους Πνεύματος Θεοῦ, πνοὴ σε ἐκπυρώσασα, Ῥήτορα θεηγόρον, ἀναδείκνυσι θερμόν, βοῶντα Ἀπόστολε τῷ Χριστῷ σου· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The breath of God's Spirit from on high set you aflame and made you a fervent Orator to speak of God, Apostle, as you cried out, 'All you works of the Lord, praise the Lord, and highly exalt him to all the ages'. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὴν ἀσπόρως καὶ ὑπερφυῶς, ἐξ ἀστραπῆς τῆς θείας, τεκοῦσαν τὸν μαργαρίτην, τὸν πολύτιμον Χριστόν, ὑμνήσωμεν ἅπαντες ἐκβοῶντες· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Let us all sing the praise of her who bore without seed and beyond nature from the divine lightning the pearl of great price, Christ, as we cry out, 'All you works of the Lord, praise the Lord, and highly exalt him to all the ages.' [EL]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Θαύματος ὑπερφυοῦς ἡ δροσοβόλος, ἐξεικόνισε κάμινος τύπον· οὐ γὰρ οὓς ἐδέξατο φλέγει Νέους, ὡς οὐδὲ πῦρ τῆς Θεότητος, Παρθένου ἢν ὑπέδυ νηδύν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες ἀναμέλψωμεν· Εὐλογείτω ἡ Κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Babylon's bedewing furnace bore the image * of an extraordinary wonder. * For it did not burn the youths it accepted, * nor did the fire of Divinity consume the Virgin's womb wherein it went. * So let us melodiously chant in praise: * Let all creation bless and extol the Lord, * and let it exalt Him supremely to the ages. [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Τὴν ἐν πρεσβείαις.

Mode pl. 2. The Theotokos, unsleeping.

Τὸν τῆς ἀνδρείας ἐπώνυμον θεηγόρον, καὶ μαθητῶν τὸν πρωτόκλητον τοῦ Σωτῆρος, Πέτρου τὸν σύγγονον εὐφημήσωμεν, ὅτι ὡς πάλαι τούτῳ καὶ νῦν ἡμῖν ἐκέκραγεν· Εὑρήκαμεν δεῦτε τὸν ποθούμενον.

Let us extol the Redeemer's first called Disciple, the brother of Simon Peter, and theologian, Andrew, whose name denotes manliness. For as of old to him, now to us he cries aloud, "Come, we have found Him for whom we have been waiting." [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἄνωθεν μὲν Δαυῒδ ἀναστέλλει ἁμαρτωλόν, ὡς ἐμέ, διηγεῖσθαι Θεοῦ εὐλόγως τὰ δικαιώματα, ὅμως πρὸς πίστιν διδάσκει πάλιν, καὶ ἐν δάκρυσι πλείστοις ἐξαγορεύει· Σήμερον γὰρ τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἐὰν ἀκούσητε, καρδίας μὴ σκληρυνθῆτε, ὥς ποτε Ἰσραὴλ παρεπίκρανεν. Ἐπάγει οὖν τῷ ἑξῆς Ψαλμῷ· Τῷ Κυρίῳ ἡ σύμπασα γῆ ᾄσατε· Εὑρήκαμεν δεῦτε τὸν ποθούμενον.

Long ago, David properly barred a sinner, like me, from speaking the statutes of God; however he again teaches us to be faithful, and with many tears he proclaims, "Today, if you hear His voice, do not become hard-hearted, like Israel once embittered Him." Hence he adds the following Psalm, "All the earth sing to the Lord; come, we have found Him for whom we have been waiting." [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Λʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου ἐνδόξου καὶ πανευφήμου Ἀποστόλου Ἀνδρέου τοῦ Πρωτοκλήτου.

On November 30, we commemorate the holy, glorious, and all-lauded Apostle Andrew the First Called.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Φρουμεντίου, Ἐπισκόπου Ἰνδίας.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Frumentius, Bishop of India.

Ταῖς τῶν σῶν Ἁγίων πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Χριστοῦ Γεννήσεως Αʹ

Katavasias of Christmas I

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Mode 1.

Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, δοξάσατε, Χριστὸς ἐξ οὐρανῶν, ἀπαντήσατε, Χριστὸς ἐπὶ γῆς, ὑψώθητε, ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ, ἀνυμνήσατε λαοί, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Christ is born; glorify Him! * Christ is come from heaven; go and meet Him. * Christ is on earth; arise to Him. * Sing to the Lord, all you who dwell on the earth; * and in merry spirits, O you peoples, praise His birth. * For He is glorified. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Τῷ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων, ἐκ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντι ἀῤῥεύστως Υἱῷ, καὶ ἐπ' ἐσχάτων ἐκ Παρθένου, σαρκωθέντι ἀσπόρως, Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ βοήσωμεν· Ὁ ἀνυψώσας τὸ κέρας ἡμῶν, Ἅγιος εἶ Κύριε.

To the Son, begotten * without flux, of the Father, before the ages, * and who was lately made incarnate * of the Virgin without seed; * to Christ God now let us cry aloud: * You have exalted the horn of our strength. Only You are holy, O Lord. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ῥάβδος ἐκ τῆς ῥίζης Ἰεσσαί, καὶ ἄνθος ἐξ αὐτῇς Χριστέ, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου ἀνεβλάστησας, ἐξ ὄρους ὁ αἰνετός, κατασκίου δασέος, ἦλθες σαρκωθεὶς ἐξ ἀπειράνδρου, ὁ ἄϋλος καὶ Θεός, Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου, Κύριε.

Jesse's root produced a branch, O Christ, * and You its flower blossomed forth, * from the Virgin who by Habakkuk prophetically once was called * overshadowed, dense mountain. * From her who knew not man You came incarnate, * the immaterial God. * Glory to Your power, O Lord. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Θεὸς ὢν εἰρήνης, Πατὴρ οἰκτιρμῶν, τῆς μεγάλης Βουλῆς σου τὸν Ἄγγελον, εἰρήνην παρεχόμενον, ἀπέστειλας ἡμῖν· ὅθεν θεογνωσίας, πρὸς φῶς ὁδηγηθέντες, ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζοντες, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, Φιλάνθρωπε.

God of peace and Father of mercies, Your Son * You have sent unto us as Your messenger, * the Angel of great counsel who is granting peace. * Therefore having been guided to the light of godly knowledge, * waking from the night to dawn, we sing Your glory, O Lover of man. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Σπλάγχνων Ἰωνᾶν, ἔμβρυον ἀπήμεσεν, ἐνάλιος θήρ, οἷον ἐδέξατο, τῇ Παρθένῳ δέ, ἐνοικήσας ὁ Λόγος καὶ σάρκα λαβών, διελήλυθε φυλάξας ἀδιάφθορον· ἧς γάρ, οὐχ ὑπέστη ῥεύσεως, τὴν τεκοῦσαν, κατέσχεν ἀπήμαντον.

Such as it received * Jonah as an embryo, the sea beast disgorged him from its bowels intact. * With the Virgin, though, when the Logos had dwelt in her taking on flesh, * He came forth from her preserving her yet incorrupt. * For from her no fluxion suffered He, * and He kept her unaltered in childbirth. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Οἱ Παῖδες εὐσεβείᾳ συντραφέντες, δυσσεβοῦς προστάγματος καταφρονήσαντες, πυρὸς ἀπειλὴν οὐκ ἐπτοήθησαν, ἀλλ' ἐν μέσῳ τῆς φλογὸς ἑστῶτες ἔψαλλον, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The Servants nurtured piously together, * with contempt regarding the impious king's decree, * intrepidly faced the threat of holocaust, * and while standing in the midst of flames they chanted thus, * saying: O God of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Θαύματος ὑπερφυοῦς ἡ δροσοβόλος, ἐξεικόνισε κάμινος τύπον· οὐ γὰρ οὓς ἐδέξατο φλέγει Νέους, ὡς οὐδὲ πῦρ τῆς Θεότητος, Παρθένου ἢν ὑπέδυ νηδύν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες ἀναμέλψωμεν· Εὐλογείτω ἡ Κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Babylon's bedewing furnace bore the image * of an extraordinary wonder. * For it did not burn the youths it accepted, * nor did the fire of Divinity consume the Virgin's womb wherein it went. * So let us melodiously chant in praise: * Let all creation bless and extol the Lord, * and let it exalt Him supremely to 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

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode 1.

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 has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

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 lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

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. [NKJV]

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. [NKJV]

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 the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

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 seed forever. [NKJV]

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: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode 1.

Τὴν φωτοφόρον νεφέλην, ἐν ᾗ ὁ πάντων Δεσπότης, ὡς ὑετὸς ἐξ οὐρανοῦ, ἐπὶ πόκον κατῆλθε, καὶ ἐσαρκώθη δι' ἡμᾶς, γενόμενος ἄνθρωπος, ὁ ἄναρχος, μεγαλύνωμεν πάντες, ὡς Μητέρα τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἁγνήν. (δίς)

The light-bearing cloud, in which the Master of all things came down from heaven as rain upon a fleece and became incarnate for our sake, the One without beginning becoming man, let us all magnify as the pure Mother of God. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Φιλαμαρτήμων ὑπάρχων, ἐν ἀμελείᾳ διάγω, καὶ τὸ κριτήριον Ἁγνή, τὸ ἀδέκαστον τρέμω, ἐν ᾧ με τήρησον ταῖς σαῖς, ἁγίαις δεήσεσι, Θεόνυμφε, ἀκατάκριτον ὅπως, ὡς προστάτιν μακαρίζω σε ἀεί.

A lover of sin, I live in indifference, pure Bride of God, and I tremble at the impartial tribunal, at which keep me uncondemned by your holy entreaties, that as my protectress I may ever call you blessed. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Φρίττω τὸ βῆμα Παρθένε, καὶ τὸ ἀλάθητον ὄμμα, τοῦ σοῦ Υἱοῦ πράξεις αἰσχράς, ἐπὶ γῆς ἐκτελέσας, καὶ διὰ τοῦτό σοι βοῶ· Πανεύσπλαγχνε Δέσποινα βοήθει μοι, καὶ τῆς τότε ἀνάγκης, ἐξελοῦ με καὶ διάσωσον Ἁγνή.

I quake before the judgement seat, pure Virgin, and the infallible eye of your Son, for I have accomplished shameful deeds upon earth, and therefore I cry out to you, 'Most compassionate Lady, help me, snatch me from then from my straits, and save me'. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς φοβερὰ ἡ ἡμέρα, τῆς ἐξετάσεως Κόρη! ὡς ἡ ἀπόφασις φρικτή! ὡς δεινὴ ἡ αἰσχύνη! τὶς ὑποστήσεται λοιπόν, πανάχραντε Δέσποινα ἐλέησον, τὴν ἀθλίαν ψυχήν μου, καὶ πρὸ τέλους δὸς μοι ἄφεσιν Ἁγνή.

How fearful, O Maiden, is the day of the trial! How dread the sentence! How terrible the shame! Who then will stand? All-immaculate, pure Lady, have mercy on my wretched soul and grant me forgiveness before the end. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Φῶς ἡ τεκοῦσα τὸ θεῖον, ἐσκοτισμένον με πάσαις, ταῖς προσβολαῖς τοῦ πονηροῦ, καὶ κακίαις ἀπάσαις, καὶ παροργίζοντα Θεόν, Πανάμωμε φώτισον, ὁδηγοῦσα πρός καλὰς ἐργασίας, ὡς αἰτία οὖσα πάντων τῶν καλῶν.

You gave birth to the divine light, O All-blameless, enlighten me, who am darkened by all the assaults of the evil one and all his malice, and who have angered God; guide me to good works, as you are the cause of all good that is good. [EL]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Canon 1 for the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τύπον τῆς ἁγνῆς.

Mode 1. The burning bush. (NM)

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Οἷα φοιτητὴς πανάριστος, τοῦ τῷ σταυρῷ βουλήσει προσομιλήσαντος, τῷ Δεσπότῃ σου μέχρι θανάτου ἑπόμενος, ἀνελήλυθας χαίρων εἰς ὕψος σταυροῦ, στελλόμενος πορείαν, πρὸς οὐρανοὺς μάκαρ Ἀπόστολε.

Like an outstanding pupil, of your own will you became familiar with the cross, following your Master unto death, and you ascended the height of the cross rejoicing, as you journeyed on the path to heaven, blessed Apostle. [EL]

Ἀπόστολε τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, intercede for us.

Πύλη τῆς Ἐδὲμ σοι ἤνοικται, καὶ προσετέθη κλῖμαξ ἡ ἐπουράνιος, καὶ ἐδέξαντο τῶν οὐρανῶν τὰ σκηνώματα, καὶ παρέστηκας χαίρων Ἀπόστολε, Χριστῷ τῷ ζωοδότῃ, ὑπὲρ τοῦ κόσμου πρέσβυς ἄριστος.

The gate of Eden was opened for you, a heavenly ladder was set up, the tabernacles of heaven received you and you took your stand rejoicing before Christ the giver of life, Apostle, best intercessor for the world. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἴσοις ἐδοξάσθης πάθεσι, τοῦ Διδασκάλου μάκαρ Ἀνδρέα πάνσοφε· διὰ γὰρ σταυροῦ τὸ θεῖον τέλος ἀπείληφας, καὶ μεθέξει Θεὸς ἐχρημάτισας· διὸ σε δυσωποῦμεν, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἀεὶ ἱκέτευε.

Blessed, all-wise Andrew, you were glorified by sufferings equalling those of the Teacher; for you achieved your godlike end through a cross, and were called God by participation; and so we beseech you: ever intercede on our behalf. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ῥίζης ἐκ Δαυῒδ ἐβλάστησας, προφητικῆς Παρθένε καὶ θεοπάτορος, ἀλλὰ καὶ Δαυῒδ ὡς ἀληθῶς σὺ ἐδόξασας, ὡς τεκοῦσα τὸν προφητευόμενον, τὸν Κύριον τῆς δόξης, ὃν ἐπαξίως μεγαλύνομεν.

You sprang from the prophetic root of David, ancestor of God, O Virgin; but also glorified David by giving birth to the Lord of glory, whom he prophesied; him as is fitting we magnify. [EL]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode 1.

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 has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

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 lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

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. [NKJV]

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. [NKJV]

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 the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

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 seed forever. [NKJV]

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

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 1.

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

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

Μυστήριον ξένον, ὀρῶ καὶ παράδοξον! οὐρανὸν τὸ Σπήλαιον, θρόνον Χερουβικόν, τὴν Παρθένον, τὴν φάτνην χωρίον, ἐν ᾧ ἀνεκλήθη ὁ ἀχώρητος, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὂν ἀνυμνοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

I see here a strange and paradoxical mystery. * For, behold, the grotto is heaven; * cherubic throne is the Virgin; * the manger a grand space * in which Christ our God the uncontainable reclined as a babe; * Whom in extolling do we magnify. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἐν Πνεύματι τῷ Ἱερῷ.

Mode 3. The Elder in the Temple.

Ὁ Λόγος ὁ προάναρχος, εὑρηκὼς σε παμμάκαρ, Πρωτόκλητον ἀνέδειξε, πάντων τῶν Ἀποστόλων, Ἀνδρέα παναοίδιμε, καὶ τοῖς τούτου ἴχνεσιν, ἑπόμενος ἀνεδείχθης, ὁδηγὸς πλανωμένων, πρὸς οὐράνιον αὐτούς, ἀνάγων θείαν πορείαν.

The Logos unoriginate, * finding you, O all-blessed, * showed you to be the first called * of all of the Apostles, * O Andrew, most renowned to all. * You followed in His footsteps, * and therefore you were shown to be * a faithful guide for the wayward, * leading them on a divine * ascending path to heaven. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Τοῦ Πέτρου, τὸν συναίμονα, τῶν μαθητῶν τὸν πρώτιστον, αὐτόπτην καὶ ὑπηρέτην, γενόμενον τὸν τοῦ Λόγου, Ἀνδρέαν τὸν Ἀπόστολον, ἐνδόξως εὐφημήσωμεν· τὰ ἔθνη γὰρ ἐφώτισε, καὶ σταυρωθεὶς τελειοῦται, ὡς Μαθητὴς τοῦ Δεσποτου.

Let us extol resplendently the eyewitness and minister * of the Word and consanguine brother of Simon Peter, * Apostle Andrew, who was first of the Disciples to be called; * for he enlightened the Gentiles, * and crucified was perfected, * being the Master's Disciple. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Θεὸν ὃν περ ἐγέννησας, Παρθένε παναμώμητε, ἱκέτευε ὑπὲρ πάντων, τῶν εὐσεβῶν σε τιμώντων, σὺν τῷ κλεινῷ Ἀποστόλῳ, τυχεῖν θείας ἐλλάμψεως, τοῦ σοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ στάσεως, τῶν ἐκλεκτῶν καὶ Ἁγίων· ὅσα γὰρ θέλεις ἰσχύεις.

O Virgin all-immaculate, entreat our God whom you have borne, * together with the all-lauded Apostle on behalf of all * who honor you, that we obtain your Son's divine enlightenment * and stand with the chosen and holy. * You are able to accomplish * whatever you wish, O 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]

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.

   

   

Στιχηρά. Τοῦ Ἀποστόλου.

Stichera. For the Apostle.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων.

Mode 1. For the celestial orders.

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]

Βηθσαϊδὰ νῦν ἀγάλλου· ἐν σοὶ γὰρ ἤνθησαν, ἐκ μυστικῆς λιβάδος, εὐωδέστατα κρίνα, Πέτρος καὶ Ἀνδρέας, κόσμῳ παντί, τὸ τῆς πίστεως κήρυγμα, εὐωδιάζοντες χάριτι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, οὗ καὶ τὰ πάθη ἐμιμήσαντο.

Be now exultant, Bethsaida; in you have blossomed forth, * as from a mystic meadow, two most sweet-scented lilies, * Peter and Saint Andrew. Throughout the world * they sent forth the most fragrant scent * by their proclaiming the Faith, by the grace of Christ; * and His Passion they did imitate. [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]

Ἀνδρέα χαῖρε καὶ σκίρτα, ὅτι ἐδέξω σαφῶς, ἐν τῇ τοῦ Λόγου λάμψει, τὸν Ἥλιον τῆς δόξης, Χριστὸν τὸν ζωοδότην, ὃν καὶ κρατῶν, ἐν τῇ πίστει ἐκήρυξας, τοῦτον δυσώπει ἀπαύστως ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐν πίστει ἀνυμνούντων σε.

Exult, O Andrew, rejoicing, for you have clearly received * the very Sun of glory in the light of the Logos, * the Life-giver Christ. And as you persevered * in the faith, you proclaimed His name. * Cease not entreating Him earnestly on behalf * of us all who praise you faithfully. [SD]

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

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. [SAAS]

Ὁ μυστολέκτης τῆς θείας, οἰκονομίας Χριστοῦ, ὁ ἐκλεχθεὶς ἐν πρώτοις, μαθητεῦσαι τῷ Λόγῳ, Ἀνδρέας ὁ θεόπτης, ἐβόα φησί, τὸν συναίμονα Πέτρον ἰδών· Εὑρήκαμεν τὸν Μεσσίαν ὃν ἡ Γραφή, καὶ Προφῆται προεκήρυξαν.

Andrew saw God, as a mystic of the divine plan of Christ. * He was the first one chosen to become a disciple * of the Logos, and as the Scripture relates, * he found his brother and said to him, * "We now have found the Messiah who was foretold * in the Prophets and in Holy Writ." [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]

Ἡ τῶν Πατρέων σε πολις, Ποιμένα κέκτηται, καὶ πολιοῦχον θεῖον, καὶ κινδύνων παντοίων, ῥύστην καὶ φρουρὸν σε, Ἀνδρέα σοφέ, εὐχαρίστως τιμῶσά σε· Ἀλλ' ἐκδυσώπει ἀπαύστως ὑπὲρ αὐτῆς, διασῴζεσθαι ἀλώβητον.

The fairest City of Patras has found a Pastor in you * and her own holy champion, * who protects and delivers * her from every danger, O Andrew most wise, * and she gratefully honors you. * Cease not entreating the Master on her behalf * that she ever be preserved unharmed. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Τὸν κήρυκα τῆς πίστεως, καὶ ὑπηρέτην τοῦ Λόγου, Ἀνδρέαν εὐφημήσωμεν· οὗτος γὰρ ἀνθρώπους, ἐκ τοῦ βυθοῦ ἁλιεύει, ἀντὶ καλάμου, τὸν Σταυρὸν ἐν ταῖς χερσὶ διακρατῶν, καὶ ὡς σπαρτίον χαλῶν τὴν δύναμιν, ἐπανάγει τὰς ψυχάς, ἀπὸ τῆς πλάνης τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, καὶ προσκομίζει τῷ Θεῷ δῶρον εὐπρόσδεκτον. Ἀεὶ τοῦτον πιστοί, σὺν τῇ χορείᾳ τῶν Μαθητῶν τοῦ Χριστοῦ εὐφημήσωμεν, ἵνα πρεσβεύῃ αὐτῷ, ὅπως ἵλεως γένηται ἡμῖν, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς κρίσεως.

Let us extol that preacher of the Faith and minister of the Word, Saint Andrew the Apostle. He fishes human beings out of the depths, holding the Cross instead of a pole, and letting down its power instead of a line. And he retrieves souls from the error of the foe, and he offers them to God as an acceptable gift. O believers, let us ever extol him, and the entire chorus of Disciples of Christ, so that he will intercede with the Lord to be merciful towards us on Judgment Day. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Προεόρτιον.

Both now. For the Forefeast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ὑπόδεξαι Βηθλεέμ, τὴν τοῦ Θεοῦ Μητρόπολιν· φῶς γὰρ τὸ ἄδυτον, ἐπὶ σὲ γεννῆσαι ἥκει. Ἄγγελοι θαυμάσατε ἐν οὐρανῷ, ἄνθρωποι δοξάσατε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Μάγοι ἐκ Περσίδος, τὸ τρισσόκλεον δῶρον προσκομίσατε. Ποιμένες ἀγραυλοῦντες, τὸν Τρισάγιον ὕμνον μελῳδήσατε. Πᾶσα πνοή, αἰνεσάτω τὸν Παντουργέτην.

O Bethlehem, welcome the Mother-city of God. For she is coming to give birth to the never-setting light. Angels in heaven, marvel; people on earth, give glory. Magi from Persia, bring your triply precious gift. Shepherds in the field, sing the Thrice-holy hymn. Let everything that breathes praise the Lord who does all things. [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 Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ὡς τῶν Ἀποστόλων Πρωτόκλητος, καὶ τοῦ Κορυφαίου αὐτάδελφος, τὸν Δεσπότην τῶν ὅλων Ἀνδρέα ἱκέτευε, εἰρήνην τῇ οἰκουμένῃ δωρήσασθαι, καὶ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

As first called of the Apostles and brother of Peter the Preeminent, O Andrew, intercede with the Master of all to grant peace to the whole world, and great mercy to our souls. [SD]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

Again we pray for (episcopal rank) (name).

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, 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 a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer 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.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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 Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνομεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. (Amen.)

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

Make firm, Lord our God, the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Church and this city forever.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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.

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

Again we pray for (episcopal rank) (name).

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, 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 a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer 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.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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 Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνομεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. (Amen.)

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

Make firm, Lord our God, the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Church and this city forever.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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.

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

Lord, have mercy. (3) Father, bless!

Dismissal

Dismissal

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ καλλινίκων μαρτύρων· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου καὶ ἐνδόξου Ἀποστόλου Ἀνδρέου τοῦ Πρωτοκλήτου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and the holy and glorious Apostle Andrew, the First-called, whose memory we celebrate; and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers..."

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers..."

Δι' εὐχῶν τῶν ἁγίων πατέρων ἡμῶν, Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us [and save us].

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)