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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος αʹ.

Octoechos - Mode 1.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Τριώδιον

Triodion

Κυριακὴ τοῦ Τελώνου καὶ Φαρισαίου

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

Μηναῖον - Τῌ Βʹ ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - February 2

Ἀπόδοσις τῆς Ἑορτῆς τῆς Ὑπαπαντῆς

Leave-taking of the Feast of the Meeting

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MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Στίχ. βʹ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς.

Verse 2: All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I defended myself against them.

Στίχ. γʹ. Παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν.

Verse 3: And this came about from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 1. Automelon.

Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, καὶ στρατιωτῶν φυλασσόντων τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα, ἀνέστης τριήμερος Σωτήρ, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὴν ζωήν· διὰ τοῦτο αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν ἐβόων σοι ζωοδότα. Δόξα τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, δόξα τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ οἰκονομίᾳ σου, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

The stone had been secured with a seal by the Judeans, * and a guard of soldiers was watching Your immaculate body. * You rose on the third day, O Lord * and Savior, granting life unto the world. * For this reason were the powers of heaven crying out to You, O Life-giver: * Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ; * glory to Your kingdom; * glory to Your dispensation, only One who loves mankind. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· ἐκ σοῦ γὰρ ἀνέτειλεν ὁ Ἥλιος τῆς δικαιοσύνης, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, φωτίζων τοὺς ἐν σκότει. Εὐφραίνου καὶ σὺ Πρεσβύτα δίκαιε, δεξάμενος ἐν ἀγκάλαις τὸν ἐλευθερωτὴν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, χαριζόμενον ἡμῖν καὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν. (δίς)

Lady full of grace, rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, for Christ our God, the Sun of righteousness has risen from you and He illumined those in darkness. And you, righteous Elder, be glad in heart, receiving in your embraces the One who liberates our souls and bestows on us the Resurrection. (2) [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.)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Ἦχος αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 1. Automelon.

Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ, στρατιῶται τηροῦντες, νεκροὶ τῇ ἀστραπῇ, τοῦ ὀφθέντος Ἀγγέλου, ἐγένοντο κηρύττοντος, Γυναιξὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν. Σὲ δοξάζομεν, τὸν τῆς φθορᾶς καθαιρέτην, σοὶ προσπίπτομεν, τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου, καὶ μόνῳ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

The soldiers keeping watch at Your tomb, O my Savior, * became as dead for fear of the radiant Angel. * And he proclaimed that You arose to the women who came at dawn. * We extol You, Lord, for You abolished corruption, * and we worship You, our only God, who was buried * and rose from the sepulcher. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

The soldiers keeping watch.

Σταυρῷ προσηλωθείς, ἑκουσίως Οἰκτίρμον, ἐν μνήματι τεθείς, ὡς θνητὸς Ζωοδότα, τὸ κράτος συνέτριψας, Δυνατὲ τῷ θανάτῳ σου. Σὲ γὰρ ἔφριξαν, οἱ πυλωροὶ οἱ τοῦ ᾅδου· σὺ συνήγειρας, τοὺς ἀπ' αἰῶνος θανόντας, ὡς μόνος φιλάνθρωπος.

You willingly were nailed to the Cross, loving Master; * as mortal You were laid in a tomb, O Life-giver. * By Your own death did You destroy death's dominion, O Mighty One. * For the sentries of Hades in fear of You shuddered. * With yourself You raised those who were dead from the ages, * for You alone love mankind. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Ἦχος αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 1. Automelon.

Χορὸς Ἀγγελικός, ἐκπληττέσθω τὸ θαῦμα, βροτοὶ δὲ ταῖς φωναῖς, ἀνακράξωμεν ὕμνον, ὁρῶντες τὴν ἄφατον, τοῦ Θεοῦ συγκατάβασιν· ὂν γὰρ τρέμουσι, τῶν οὐρανῶν αἱ Δυνάμεις, γηραλέαι νῦν, ἐναγκαλίζονται χεῖρες, τὸν μόνον φιλάνθρωπον.

In heaven be amazed by the wonder, O Angels; * with voices cry aloud a divine hymn, O mortals,* beholding the ineffable condescension of God to us.* For now Symeon holds in his aged embraces * Him before whom stand the hosts of heaven and tremble,* the only One who loves mankind. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Γυναῖκες πρὸς τὸ μνῆμα παρεγένοντο ὄρθριαι, καὶ ἀγγελικὴν ὀπτασίαν θεασάμεναι ἔτρεμον· ὁ τάφος ἐξήστραπτε ζωήν, τὸ θαῦμα κατέπληττεν αὐτάς· διὰ τοῦτο ἀπελθοῦσαι, τοῖς μαθηταῖς ἐκήρυττον τὴν ἔγερσιν. Τὸν ᾅδην ἐσκύλευσε Χριστός, ὡς μόνος κραταιὸς καὶ δυνατός, καὶ φθαρέντας συνήγειρε πάντας, τὸν τῆς κατακρίσεως φόβον, λύσας δυνάμει Σταυροῦ.

The women went early in the morning to the gravesite, * and when they beheld the appearance of an angel they trembled. * The sepulcher radiated life; the wonder filled them with astonishment. * Hence they went away, proclaiming the resurrection unto the Disciples. * "Christ has despoiled Hades, as the One * mighty and only powerful, * and He raised up all who were corrupted, * and dispelled the fear of condemnation, by the power of the Cross." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

The stone had been secured.

Ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ προσηλωθεὶς ἡ ζωὴ τῶν ἁπάντων, καὶ ἐν νεκροῖς λογισθεὶς ὁ ἀθάνατος Κύριος, ἀνέστης τριήμερος Σωτήρ, καὶ ἢγειρας Ἀδὰμ ἐκ τῆς φθορᾶς· διὰ τοῦτο αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν ἐβόων σοι Ζωοδότα· Δόξα τοῖς σοῖς παθήμασι Χριστέ· δόξα τῇ ἀναστάσει σου· δόξα τῇ συγκαταβάσει σου, μόνε Φιλάνθρωπε.

When You the Life of the universe were nailed unto the Cross, * and You were reckoned among the dead, O Lord, the Immortal One, * O Savior, on the third day You arose, * and resurrected Adam from decay. * For this reason were the powers of heaven crying out to You, O Life-giver: * Glory to Your sufferings, O Christ; * glory to Your Resurrection; * glory to Your condescension, only One who loves mankind. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ὁ ὢν σὺν τῷ Πατρί, ἐπὶ θρόνου ἁγίου, ἐλθὼν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἐκ Παρθένου ἐτέχθη, καὶ βρέφος ἐγένετο, χρόνοις ὢν ἀπερίγραπτος, ὃν δεξάμενος, ὁ Συμεὼν ἐν ἀγκάλαις, χαίρων ἔλεγε· Νῦν ἀπολύεις Οἰκτίρμον, εὐφράνας τὸν δοῦλόν σου.

The One who is upon the holy throne with the Father, * has come upon the earth and was born of a Virgin. * An infant has He become who by years is uncircumscribed. * And when Symeon in his embraces received Him, * he rejoiced and said, You made me glad, now release me, * Your servant, O compassionate Lord. [SD]

Εὐλογητάρια Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

Δόξα.

Glory.

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

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος αʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode 1.

Ἡ τοῦ λῃστοῦ μετάνοια, τὸν Παράδεισον ἐσύλησεν, ὁ δὲ θρῆνος τῶν Μυροφόρων τὴν χαρὰν ἐμήνυσεν· ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The repentance of the robber plundered Paradise, while the lament of the myrrh-bearing women revealed the joy. For You had risen, O Christ our God, bestowing on the world the great mercy. [SD]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 1.

Ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαί με, εἰσάκουσόν μου τῶν ὀδυνῶν, Κύριε σοὶ κράζω.

When I am afflicted, hearken to my distress; Lord, to You I cry out. [SD]

Τοῖς ἐρημικοῖς, ἄπαυστος ὁ θεῖος πόθος ἐγγίνεται, κόσμου οὖσι τοῦ ματαίου ἐκτός.

Ceaseless does divine longing become in those who dwell in the wilderness, outside of the futile world as they are. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τιμὴ καὶ δόξα, ὥσπερ Πατρί, πρέπει ἅμα καὶ Υἱῷ· διὰ τοῦτο ᾂσωμεν τῇ Τριαδικῇ Μονοκρατορίᾳ.

To the Holy Spirit do both honor and glory belong, as to the Father and the Son. Let us therefore sing in praise to the Trinity and one dominion. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Εἰς τὰ ὄρη τῶν σῶν, ὕψωσάς με νόμων, ἀρεταῖς ἐκλάμπρυνον, ὁ Θεός, ἵνα ὑμνῶ σε.

Having lifted me up to the mountains of Your laws, brighten me with virtues, O God, that I may praise You. [SD]

Δεξιᾷ σου χειρὶ λαβὼν σὺ Λόγε, φύλαξόν με, φρούρησον, μὴ πῦρ με φλέξῃ τῆς ἁμαρτίας.

With Your right hand embracing me, O Logos, be my keeper, shelter me, so that the fire of sin not burn me. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις καινουργεῖται, παλινδρομοῦσα εἰς τὸ πρῶτον· ἰσοσθενὲς γάρ ἐστι Πατρὶ καὶ Λόγῳ.

By the Holy Spirit all creation is renewed, and thus returns unto its first state. For It is equal in power to the Father and the Logos. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἐπὶ τοῖς εἰρηκόσι μοι· Ὁδεύσωμεν εἰς τὰς αὐλὰς τοῦ Κυρίου· εὐφράνθη μου τὸ πνεῦμα, συγχαίρει ἡ καρδία.

Because they said to me, Let us journey to the courts of the Lord, my spirit has been cheered, and my heart rejoices also. [SD]

Ἐπὶ οἶκον Δαυΐδ, φόβος μέγας· ἐκεῖ γὰρ θρόνων ἐκτεθέντων, κριθήσονται, ἅπασαι αἱ φυλαὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ γλῶσσαι.

On the house of David there is great fear; for there, when thrones have been placed, all the tribes and tongues of the earth will be judged. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τιμὴν προσκύνησιν, δόξαν καὶ κράτος, ὡς Πατρί τε ἄξιον, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ δεῖ προσφέρειν· Μονὰς γάρ ἐστιν ἡ Τριὰς τῇ φύσει, ἀλλ' οὐ προσώποις.

To the Holy Spirit honor, worship, glory and dominion, as befit the Father and the Son, must also be offered. For the Trinity is a Monad, in nature but not in persons. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Νῦν ἀναστήσομαι, λέγει Κύριος· Θήσομαι ἐν σωτηρίῳ, παῤῥησιάσομαι ἐν αὐτῷ. (δίς)

"Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will establish them in salvation; I will declare it boldly." (2)

Στίχ. Τὰ λόγια Κυρίου λόγια ἁγνά, ἀργύριον πεπυρωμένον, δοκίμιον τῇ γῇ κεκαθαρισμένον ἑπταπλασίως.

Verse: The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver fired in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Νῦν ἀναστήσομαι, λέγει Κύριος· Θήσομαι ἐν σωτηρίῳ, παῤῥησιάσομαι ἐν αὐτῷ.

"Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will establish them in salvation; I will declare it boldly." [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξανέστης ὡς Θεός, ἐκ τοῦ τάφου ἐν δόξῃ, καὶ κόσμον συνανέστησας, καὶ ἡ φύσις τῶν βροτῶν ὡς Θεόν σε ἀνύμνησε, καὶ θάνατος ἠφάνισται, καὶ ὁ Ἀδὰμ χορεύει, Δέσποτα, καὶ ἡ Εὔα νῦν ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν λυτρουμένη, χαίρει κράζουσα· Σὺ εἶ ὁ πᾶσι παρέχων, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

You arose from the sepulcher in glory as God, and with yourself resurrected the world. And mortal nature extolled You as God, and death was obliterated, and Adam is dancing, O Master; and Eve, now redeemed from the bonds, rejoices crying out: O Christ, You are He who grants resurrection to all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα τριήμερον ἀνυμνήσωμεν, ὡς Θεὸν παντοδύναμον, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾅδου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τοὺς ἀπ' αἰῶνος ἐκ τάφου ἐγείραντα, Μυροφόροις ὀφθέντα καθὼς ηὐδόκησε, πρώταις ταύταις τό, Χαίρετε, φήσας· καὶ Ἀποστόλοις χαρὰν μηνύων, ὡς μόνος ζωοδότης. Ὅθεν πίστει αἱ γυναῖκες, Μαθηταῖς σύμβολα νίκης εὐαγγελίζονται, καὶ ᾅδης στενάζει, καὶ θάνατος ὀδύρεται, καὶ κόσμος ἀγάλλεται, καὶ πάντες συγχαίρουσι· Σὺ γὰρ παρέσχες πᾶσι, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

Let us extol, as omnipotent God, the One who rose on the third day, and who smashed the gates of Hades, and who raised from the tomb those who were there from all time, and who was seen by the myrrh-bearing women as He so willed, uttering to them first of all the greeting, Rejoice, and to the Apostles declaring the joy, as the only Giver of life. Therefore in faith the women announce to the Disciples the tokens of victory. And Hades groans, and Death laments, and the world exults and all people rejoice together. For You, O Christ, are He who grants resurrection to all. [GKD]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κοντάκιον τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Kontakion from Triodion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Φαρισαίου φύγωμεν ὑψηγορίαν, καὶ Τελώνου μάθωμεν, τὸ ταπεινὸν ἐν στεναγμοῖς, πρὸς τὸν Σωτῆρα κραυγάζοντες· Ἵλαθι μόνε ἡμῖν εὐδιάλλακτε.

Let us flee the Pharisee's * exalted parlance; * let us learn the Publican's * humble demeanor, and with sighs * unto the Savior cry out and say, * To us be gracious, O only forgiving Lord. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Στεναγμοὺς προσοίσωμεν, τελωνικοὺς τῷ Κυρίῳ, καὶ αὐτῷ προσπέσωμεν, ἁμαρτωλοὶ ὡς Δεσπότῃ· θέλει γὰρ τὴν σωτηρίαν πάντων ἀνθρώπων, ἄφεσιν παρέχει πᾶσι μετανοοῦσι· δι' ἡμᾶς γὰρ ἐσαρκώθη Θεὸς ὑπάρχων Πατρὶ συνάναρχος.

Sinners, let us fall before * the Lord and Master in prayer, * and as once the Publican * let us present Him our sighing. * He desires that all humanity gain salvation. * And to all who are repentant He grants forgiveness. * He became a man for our sake, * though with the Father without beginning as God. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἑαυτοὺς ἀδελφοὶ ἅπαντες ταπεινώσωμεν, στεναγμοῖς καὶ ὀδυρμοῖς τύψωμεν τὴν συνείδησιν, ἵνα ἐν τῇ κρίσει τότε τῇ αἰωνίᾳ, ἐκεῖ ὀφθῶμεν πιστοὶ ἀνεύθυνοι, τυχόντες ἀφέσεως· ἐκεῖ γάρ ἐστιν ὄντως ἡ ἄνεσις, ἣν ἰδεῖν ἡμᾶς νῦν ἱκετεύσωμεν, ἐκεῖ ὀδύνη ἀπέδρα λύπη καὶ οἱ ἐκ βάθους στεναγμοί, ἐν τῇ Ἐδὲμ τῇ θαυμαστῇ, ἧς ὁ Χριστός δημιουργός, Θεὸς ὑπάρχων Πατρὶ συνάναρχος.

Brethren, let us all garb ourselves in lowliness, and with laments and sighs strike at our conscience, that at the judgment then, which is in perpetuity, we shall be viewed guiltless, attaining our impunity. For there we have true mitigation; to see it, let us make supplication. For there is pain and sorrow's unseating, gone the deep sighs, there in wondrous Eden, of which Christ was fashioner, He being with the Father without beginning as God. [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Θʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Νικηφόρου

On February 9, we commemorate the holy Martyr Nikephoros.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ῥωμανοῦ τοῦ Κίλικος.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Romanos of Cilicia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων, Μαρκέλλου Ἐπισκόπου Σικελίας, Φιλαγρίου Ἐπικσόπου Κύπρου, καὶ Παγκρατίου Ἐπισκόπου Ταυρομένιου.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs: Marcellus, Bishop fo Sicily; Philagrios, Bishop of Cyprus; and Pancratios, Bishop of Tavromenium.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ὁ Ἅγιος Ἱερομάρτυς Πέτρος ὁ Δαμασκινός, ξίφει τελειοῦται.

On this day the holy Hieromartyr Peter of Damascus died by the sword.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς τοῦ Τελώνου καὶ τοῦ Φαρισαίου ἐκ τοῦ ἱεροῦ Εὐαγγελίου τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Λουκᾶ (ιη' 10–14) παραβολῆς μνείαν ποιούμεθα.

On this day, we remember the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee from the holy Gospel of the Evangelist Luke (18:10-14).

Στίχοι.

Verses

Φαρισαΐζων, Ἱεροῦ μακρὰν γίνου,

Pharisaical man, stay away from the Temple,

Χριστὸς γὰρ ἔνδον, ᾧ ταπεινὸς δεκτέον.

for Christ is therein, where He accepts the humble.

Ἕτεροι εἰς τὸ Τριῴδιον.

For the Triodion

Ὁ δημιουργὸς τῶν ἄνω καὶ τῶν κάτω,

O Creator of all in earth and in heaven,

Τρισάγιον μὲν ὕμνον ἐκ τῶν Ἀγγέλων,

As You receive the thrice-holy hymn from the Angels,

Τριῴδιον δὲ καὶ παρ' ἀνθρώπων δέχου.

So also accept the Triodion from us humans.

Ταῖς τῶν ἁγίων πάντων μεγαλουργῶν σου πρεσβείαις, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of all Your Saints, who have done great things, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Ὑπαπαντῆς

Katavasias of the Meeting

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος γʹ.

Ode i. Mode 3.

Χέρσον ἀβυσσοτόκον πέδον ἥλιος, ἐπεπόλευσε ποτέ· ὡσεὶ τεῖχος γὰρ ἐπάγη, ἑκατέρωθεν ὕδωρ, λαῷ πεζοποντοποροῦντι, καὶ θεαρέστως μέλποντι. ᾌσωμεν τῷ Κυρίῳ· ἐνδόξως γὰρ δεδόξασται.

Once did the sun look down upon the surface of the dry abysm-bearing plain; * for the water like a wall on either side was congealed, * for a people walking crossed the sea, making God-appealing melody. * Sing to the Lord for He has been gloriously glorified. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Τὸ στερέωμα, τῶν ἐπὶ σοὶ πεποιθότων, στερέωσον Κύριε τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν, ἢν ἐκτήσω, τῷ τιμίῳ σου αἵματι.

As the firm support of those who hope in You firmly, * O Lord, now confirm the Church that You established, * which You purchased for yourself with Your precious Blood. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ἐκάλυψεν οὐρανούς, ἡ ἀρετή σου Χριστέ· τῆς κιβωτοῦ γὰρ προελθών,τοῦ ἁγιάσματός σου, τῆς ἀφθόρου Μητρός, ἐν τῷ ναῷ τῆς δόξης σοῦ, ὤφθης ὡς βρέφος, ἀγκαλοφορούμενος, καὶ ἐπληρώθη τὰ πάντα τῆς σῆς αἰνέσεως.

The heavens were covered by Your virtue, O Christ. * For coming forth from the Ark of Your holiness, Your Mother who sustained no corruption, * You appeared today in Your glorious Temple, as an infant held in arms. * And the entire creation was filled with Your praise. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ὡς εἶδεν Ἠσαΐας συμβολικῶς, ἐν θρόνῳ ἐπηρμένῳ Θεόν, ὑπ' Ἀγγέλων δόξης δορυφορούμενον, ὢ τάλας! ἐβόα, ἐγώ, πρὸ γὰρ εἶδον σωματούμενον Θεόν, φωτὸς ἀνεσπέρου, καὶ εἰρήνης δεσπόζοντα.

Isaiah once symbolically saw God * seated on an elevated throne * with a host of glorious Angels standing with Him. * He cried, "Woe is me; I am lost! * With my eyes I have foreseen incarnate God, * and He is the Master of never-setting light and peace." [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ἐβόησέ σοι, ἰδὼν ὁ Πρέσβυς, τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς τὸ σωτήριον, ὃ λαοῖς ἐπέστη. Ἐκ Θεοῦ Χριστὲ σὺ Θεός μου.

The Elder cried out * when with his own eyes * he clearly saw Your salvation, O Lord, * which is for all peoples,* "God from God are You, Christ my Savior." [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Σὲ τὸν ἐν πυρὶ δροσίσαντα, Παῖδας θεολογήσαντας, καὶ Παρθένῳ, ἀκηράτῳ, ἐνοικήσαντα, Θεὸν Λόγον ὑμνοῦμεν, εὐσεβῶς μελῳδοῦντες· Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

In the fire You refreshed with dew the three Youths as they theologized; * and You dwelt within the Virgin who was undefiled. * God the Logos, we hymn You, * and we chant devoutly, * saying, "Blessed are You, the God of our Fathers." [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Ἀστέκτῳ πυρὶ ἑνωθέντες, οἱ θεοσεβείας προεστῶτες Νεανίαι, τῇ φλογὶ δὲ μὴ λωβηθέντες, θεῖον ὕμνον ἔμελπον. Εὐλογεῖτε πάντα τὰ ἔργα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The Youths, being piety's defenders, * as if joining battle with the unbearable fire, * and uninjured by the flame, sang a divine hymn exultantly, * "All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord, * and exalt supremely unto all the ages." [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω 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 ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Αʹ

Eothinon 1

Ματθαῖον ΚΗʹ 16-20

Matthew. 28:16-20

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, οἱ ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ ἐπορεύθησαν εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν, εἰς τὸ Ὄρος, οὗ ἐτάξατο αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς. Καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτόν, προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ· οἱ δὲ ἐδίστασαν. Καὶ προσελθὼν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς, λέγων· Ἐδόθη μοι πᾶσα ἐξουσία ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Πορευθέντες οὖν, μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, βαπτίζοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος· διδάσκοντες αὐτοὺς τηρεῖν πάντα ὅσα ἐνετειλάμην ὑμῖν. Καὶ ἰδού, ἐγὼ μεθ' ὑμῶν εἰμι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας, ἕως τῆς συντελείας τοῦ αἰῶνος. Ἀμήν.

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen." [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

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

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

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

Ἰδιόμελα τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Idiomela from the Triodion.

Δόξα. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Glory. Mode pl. 4.

Τῆς μετανοίας ἄνοιξόν μοι πύλας Ζωοδότα· ὀρθρίζει γὰρ τὸ πνεῦμά μου, πρὸς ναὸν τὸν ἅγιόν σου, ναὸν φέρον τοῦ σώματος, ὅλον ἐσπιλωμένον· ἀλλ' ὡς οἰκτίρμων κάθαρον, εὐσπλάγχνῳ σου ἐλέει.

Open to me the gates of repentance, O Giver of Life, for early in the morning my spirit hastens to Your holy temple, bringing the temple of my body all defiled. But as one compassionate, cleanse me, I pray, by Your loving-kindness and mercy. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Ὁ αὐτός.

Both now. Same Mode.

Τῆς σωτηρίας εὔθυνόν μοι τρίβους, Θεοτόκε· αἰσχραῖς γὰρ κατεῤῥύπωσα, τὴν ψυχὴν ἁμαρτίαις, ὡς ῥαθύμως τὸν βίον μου, ὅλον ἐκδαπανήσας, ταῖς σαῖς πρεσβείαις ῥῦσαί με, πάσης ἀκαθαρσίας.

Guide me in the paths of salvation, O Theotokos, for I have befouled my soul with shameful sins and I heedlessly squandered all of my life's resources. By your intercession deliver me from every uncleanness. [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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

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

Τὰ πλήθη τῶν πεπραγμένων μοι δεινῶν, ἐννοῶν ὁ τάλας, τρέμω τὴν φοβερὰν ἡμέραν τῆς κρίσεως· ἀλλὰ θαῤῥῶν εἰς τὸ ἔλεος τῆς εὐσπλαγχνίας σου, ὡς ὁ Δαυῒδ βοῶ σοι· Ἐλέησόν με ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

When I ponder in my wretchedness on the many terrible things that I have done, I tremble for that fearful day, the Day of Judgment. But trusting in the mercy of Your compassion, like David I cry to You, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy." [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάρια. Ἦχος γʹ.

Megalynaria. Mode 3.

Ἀκατάληπτόν ἐστι, τὸ τελούμενον ἐν σοί, καὶ Ἀγγέλοις καὶ βροτοῖς, Μητροπάρθενε ἁγνή.

Past the understanding of * all the angels, mortals, too, * Virgin Mother, Lady pure, * is that which occurred in you.

Ἀγκαλίζεται χερσίν, ὁ Πρεσβύτης Συμεών, τὸν τοῦ νόμου Ποιητήν, καὶ Δεσπότην τοῦ παντός.

In his arms the Elder one, * Symeon, embraces You, * the Creator of the Law * and the Governor of All.

Βουληθεὶς ὁ Πλαστουργός, ἵνα σώσῃ τὸν Ἀδάμ, μήτραν ᾤκησε τὴν σήν, τῆς Παρθένου καὶ ἁγνῆς.

Wishing Adam to be saved, * He who fashioned us abode * in the womb immaculate * of the Virgin Lady pure.

Γένος ἅπαν τῶν βροτῶν, μακαρίζει σε Ἁγνή, καὶ δοξάζει σε πιστῶς, ὡς Μητέρα τοῦ Θεοῦ.

Every generation of * mortal nature blesses you, * and, as Mother of our God, * gives you glory, Lady pure.

Δεῦτε, ἴδετε Χριστόν, τὸν Δεσπότην τοῦ παντός, ὃν βαστάζει Συμεών, σήμερον ἐν τῷ ναῷ.

Come and see the Christ who is * Lord and Master of all things, * who today by Symeon * to the Temple now is borne.

Ἐπιβλέπεις πρὸς τὴν γῆν, καὶ ποιεῖς τρέμειν αὐτήν, καὶ πῶς γέρων κεκμηκώς, σὲ κατέχει ἐν χερσί;

You look down upon the earth * and thereby You make it quake; * how then does a worn old man * hold You now within his arms?

Ζήσας ἔτη Συμεών, ἕως εἶδε τὸν Χριστόν, καὶ ἐβόα πρὸς αὐτόν. Νῦν ἀπόλυσιν ζητῶ.

Symeon lived many years, * till the Christ he was to see, * then to Him he called aloud, * "My departure now I seek."

Ἡ λαβὶς ἡ μυστική, ἡ τὸν ἄνθρακα Χριστόν, συλλαβοῦσα ἐν γαστρί, σὺ ὑπάρχεις Μαριάμ.

You indeed, O Mariam, * have become the mystic tongs, * which enclosed the burning coal, * Christ conceived within your womb.

Θέλων ἐνηνθρώπησας, ὁ προάναρχος Θεός, καὶ ναῷ προσφέρεσαι, τεσσαρακονθήμερος.

You, the pre-eternal God, * willed that You would take on flesh; * and so after forty days, * to the Temple You are brought.

Κατελθόντ' ἐξ οὐρανοῦ, τὸν Δεσπότην τοῦ παντός, ὑπεδέξατο αὐτόν, Συμεὼν ὁ Ἱερεύς.

Having come from heav'n above * is the Master of all things; * He is welcomed to His home * by the priest called Symeon.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Heirmos.

Λάμπρυνόν μου τὴν ψυχήν, καὶ τὸ φῶς τὸ αἰσθητόν, ὅπως ἴδω καθαρῶς, καὶ κηρύξω σε Θεόν.

Make my soul to shine, O Lord, * with the light perceptible, * that I purely look on You, * and proclaim You as my God.

Ἐν νόμῳ σκιᾷ καὶ γράμματι, τύπον κατίδωμεν οἱ πιστοί, πᾶν ἄρσεν τὸ τὴν μήτραν διανοῖγον, ἅγιον Θεῷ· διὸ πρωτότοκον Λόγον, Πατρὸς ἀνάρχου Υἱόν, πρωτοτοκούμενον Μητρί, ἀπειράνδρῳ, μεγαλύνομεν.

O believers, come let us perceive * a type in the law, and the shadow and the letter. * Every male that opens the womb shall be holy to God. * So the unoriginate Father's firstborn Logos and Son, * who is the firstborn of the Mother who knew not man, we magnify. [SD]

Μητροπάρθενε ἁγνή, τί προσφέρεις τῷ ναῷ, νέον βρέφος ἀποδούς, ἐν ἀγκάλαις Συμεών;

Virgin Mother, Lady pure, * to the Temple what bring you? * "I now offer my new babe * to the arms of Symeon."

Ἐν νόμῳ σκιᾷ καὶ γράμματι, τύπον κατίδωμεν οἱ πιστοί, πᾶν ἄρσεν τὸ τὴν μήτραν διανοῖγον, ἅγιον Θεῷ· διὸ πρωτότοκον Λόγον, Πατρὸς ἀνάρχου Υἱόν, πρωτοτοκούμενον Μητρί, ἀπειράνδρῳ, μεγαλύνομεν.

O believers, come let us perceive * a type in the law, and the shadow and the letter. * Every male that opens the womb shall be holy to God. * So the unoriginate Father's firstborn Logos and Son, * who is the firstborn of the Mother who knew not man, we magnify. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Νῦν ἀπόλυσιν ζητῶ, ἀπὸ σοῦ τοῦ Πλαστουργοῦ, ὅτι εἶδόν σε Χριστέ, τὸ σωτήριόν μου φῶς.

Now departure do I seek * from my Lord and Fashioner, * for I saw You, O my Christ, * You, who are my saving Light.

Τοῖς πρὶν νεογνῶν τρυγόνων ζεῦγος, δυάς τε ἦν νεοσσῶν, ἀνθ' ὧν ὁ θεῖος Πρέσβυς, καὶ σώφρων Ἄννα προφῆτις, τῷ ἐκ Παρθένου τεχθέντι, καὶ οἵῳ γόνῳ Πατρός, ἐν τῷ ναῷ προσιόντι, λειτουργοῦντες ἐμεγάλυνον.

A pair of doves or young pigeons was required* of old. Now instead of these, the divine Elder* and the chaste Anna, the prophetess,* minister to the Father's progeny,* who was born of the Virgin, and who was brought by her* to the Temple. And Him they magnified. [SD]

Ὃν οἱ ἄνω λειτουργοί, τρόμῳ λιτανεύουσι, κάτω νῦν ὁ Συμεών, ἀγκαλίζεται χερσί.

Him, whom liturgists above * trembling praise in litany, * now below does Symeon * hold, embracing in his arms.

Τοῖς πρὶν νεογνῶν τρυγόνων ζεῦγος, δυάς τε ἦν νεοσσῶν, ἀνθ' ὧν ὁ θεῖος Πρέσβυς, καὶ σώφρων Ἄννα προφῆτις, τῷ ἐκ Παρθένου τεχθέντι, καὶ οἵῳ γόνῳ Πατρός, ἐν τῷ ναῷ προσιόντι, λειτουργοῦντες ἐμεγάλυνον.

A pair of doves or young pigeons was required* of old. Now instead of these, the divine Elder* and the chaste Anna, the prophetess,* minister to the Father's progeny,* who was born of the Virgin, and who was brought by her* to the Temple. And Him they magnified. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡ τῇ φύσει μὲν Μονάς, τοῖς προσώποις δὲ Τριάς, φύλαττε τοὺς δούλους σου, τοὺς πιστεύοντας εἰς σέ.

You by nature are but One, * yet in persons Trinity; * set a guard around those who, * serving, do believe in You.

Ἀπέδωκάς μοι ἐβόα Συμεών, τοῦ σωτηρίου σου Χριστὲ ἀγαλλίασιν· ἀπόλαβέ σου τὸν λάτριν, τὸν τῇ σκιᾷ κεκμηκότα, νέον τῆς χάριτος, ἱεροκήρυκα μύστην, ἐν αἰνέσει μεγαλύνοντα.

O Master Christ, You restored to me the joy * of Your salvation, cried Symeon the Elder in the Temple.* And now receive me Your servant,* who is weary of the shadow,* and yet a new initiate and preacher of Your grace,* and who praises You and magnifies. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Θεοτόκε ἡ ἐλπίς, πάντων τῶν Χριστιανῶν, σκέπε φρούρει φύλαττε, τοὺς ἐλπίζοντας εἰς σέ.

Theotokos, as the hope * of us Christians, one and all, * guard and shelter and protect * those who put their hope in you.

Ἱεροπρεπῶς ἀνθωμολογεῖτο, Ἄννα ὑποφητεύουσα, ἡ σώφρων καὶ Ὁσία, καὶ Πρέσβυρα τῷ Δεσπότῃ, ἐν τῷ ναῷ διαῤῥήδην, τὴν Θεοτόκον δὲ ἀνακηρύττουσα, πᾶσι τοῖς παροῦσιν ἐμεγάλυνεν.

The chaste and devout and elderly * Anna was openly professing the divine will* in the Temple; and with sacred reverence* she gave thanks to the Master.* And to all who were there * she proclaimed the Theotokos, whom she magnified. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος γʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 3.

Θεοτόκε ἡ ἐλπίς, πάντων τῶν Χριστιανῶν, σκέπε φρούρει φύλαττε, τοὺς ἐλπίζοντας εἰς σέ.

Theotokos, as the hope * of us Christians, one and all, * guard and shelter and protect * those who put their hope in you.

Ἐν νόμῳ σκιᾷ καὶ γράμματι, τύπον κατίδωμεν οἱ πιστοί, πᾶν ἄρσεν τὸ τὴν μήτραν διανοῖγον, ἅγιον Θεῷ· διὸ πρωτότοκον Λόγον, Πατρὸς ἀνάρχου Υἱόν, πρωτοτοκούμενον Μητρί, ἀπειράνδρῳ, μεγαλύνομεν.

O believers, come let us perceive * a type in the law, and the shadow and the letter. * Every male that opens the womb shall be holy to God. * So the unoriginate Father's firstborn Logos and Son, * who is the firstborn of the Mother who knew not man, 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

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

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

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

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

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Αʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The First Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 2. Automelon.

Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν, ἐν ὄρει Γαλιλαίας, πίστει Χριστὸν θεάσασθαι, λέγοντα ἐξουσίαν, λαβεῖν τῶν ἄνω καὶ κάτω, μάθωμεν πῶς διδάσκει, βαπτίζειν εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρός, ἔθνη πάντα, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ ἁγίου Πνεύματος, καὶ συνεῖναι, τοῖς Μύσταις ὡς ὑπέσχετο, ἕως τῆς συντελείας.

On the mountain in Galilee * let us join the Disciples, * so that by faith we see and hear * Christ say that He was given * authority both in heaven * and on earth, and His teaching * on how to baptize nations all, * in the name of the Father and of the Son * and the Holy Spirit, and how He always * is with His Mystics, to the end * of the age, as He promised. [SD]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ὑψηγορίαν φύγωμεν, Φαρισαίου κακίστην, ταπείνωσιν δὲ μάθωμεν, τοῦ Τελώνου ἀρίστην, ἵν' ὑψωθῶμεν βοῶντες, τῷ Θεῷ σὺν ἐκείνῳ· Ἱλάσθητι τοῖς δούλοις σου, ὁ τεχθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, Χριστὲ Σωτήρ, ἑκουσίως, καὶ Σταυρὸν ὑπομείνας, συνήγειρας τὸν κόσμον σου θεϊκῇ δυναστείᾳ.

Let us all flee the Pharisee's * abusive ostentation, * and rather learn the Publican's * excellent self-abasement, * so that we too be exalted,* crying to God like he did, * Be gracious to Your servants, Lord * voluntarily born of a Virgin Maid, * Christ our Savior who endured crucifixion, * and with yourself raised up Your world, * by Your divine dominion. [SD]

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 3. Automelon.

Ἐν πνεύματι τῷ ἱερῷ παραστὰς ὁ Πρεσβύτης, ἀγκάλαις ὑπεδέξατο, τὸν τοῦ νόμου Δεσπότῃν, κραυγάζων. Νῦν τοῦ δεσμοῦ με, τῆς σαρκὸς ἀπόλυσον, ὡς εἴρηκας ἐν εἰρήνῃ· εἶδον γὰρ τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς, ἀποκάλυψιν ἐθνῶν, καὶ Ἰσραὴλ σωτηρίαν.

The Elder in the Temple stood * and inspired by the Spirit * received the Master of the Law * into his own embraces, * and cried aloud, "Now release me * from the bondage of the flesh * in peace, according to Your word. * For I have seen with my own eyes * the revelation of the Gentiles and the salvation of Israel." [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος αʹ.

Lauds. Mode 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Στιχηρὸν Αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Sticheron 1. Mode 1.

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

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

Ὑμνοῦμέν σου Χριστέ, τὸ σωτήριον πάθος, καὶ δοξάζομέν σου τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

O Christ, we praise in song Your saving Passion, and Your resurrection do we glorify. [SD]

Στιχηρὸν Βʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Sticheron 2. Mode 1.

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

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

Ὁ Σταυρὸν ὑπομείνας, καὶ τὸν θάνατον καταργήσας, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, εἰρήνευσον ἡμῶν τὴν ζωὴν Κύριε, ὡς μόνος παντοδύναμος.

You endured crucifixion and abolished death and resurrected from the dead. Do therefore now bring peace into our life, O Lord, as the only Almighty One. [SD]

Στιχηρὸν Γʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Sticheron 3. Mode 1.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ.

Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. [SAAS]

Ὁ τὸν ᾅδην σκυλεύσας, καὶ τὸν ἄνθρωπον ἀναστήσας, τῇ ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, ἀξίωσον ἡμᾶς ἐν καθαρᾷ καρδίᾳ, ὑμνεῖν καὶ δοξάζειν σε.

You stripped Hades of plunder, and humanity You resurrected by Your resurrection, O Christ. Do therefore now account us worthy with a pure heart to praise You and glorify. [SD]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Στιχηρὸν Δʹ. Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Sticheron 4. Idiomelon. Mode 1.

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]

Μὴ προσευξώμεθα φαρισαϊκῶς, ἀδελφοί· ὁ γὰρ ὑψῶν ἑαυτὸν ταπεινωθήσεται, ταπεινωθῶμεν ἐναντίον τοῦ Θεοῦ, τελωνικῶς διὰ νηστείας κράζοντες· Ἱλάσθητι ἡμῖν ὁ Θεός, τοῖς ἁμαρτωλοῖς.

Brethren, let us not offer prayer as did the Pharisee, for he who exalts himself will be brought to humility. Let us humble ourselves in the presence of God, as did the Publican, and through fasting cry to Him, "God, be merciful to us sinners." [GKD]

Στιχηρὸν Εʹ. Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Sticheron 5. Idiomelon. Mode 1.

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

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

Φαρισαῖος κενοδοξίᾳ νικώμενος, καὶ Τελώνης τῇ μετανοίᾳ κλινόμενος, προσῆλθόν σοι τῷ μόνῳ Δεσπότῃ, ἀλλ' ὁ μὲν καυχησάμενος, ἐστερήθη τῶν ἀγαθῶν, ὁ δὲ μὴ φθεγξάμενος, ἠξιώθη τῶν δωρεῶν. Ἐν τούτοις τοῖς στεναγμοῖς, στήριξόν με Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

A Pharisee, by self-esteem dominated, and a Publican, in repentance prostrated, both approached You the only Master. But the one, after boasting, was deprived of the blessings, while the other, not speaking, was counted worthy of Your gifts. Confirm me in such sighs as these, Christ God, since You love humanity. [GKD]

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἔδωκας σημείωσιν.

Mode 4. You have given.

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]

Νόμον τὸν ἐν γράμματι, ἀποπληρῶν ὁ φιλάνθρωπος, τῷ ναῷ νῦν προσάγεται, καὶ τοῦτον εἰσδέχεται, γηραιαῖς ἀγκάλαις, Συμεὼν ὁ πρέσβυς· Νῦν ἀπολύεις με βοῶν, πρὸς τὴν ἐκεῖθεν μακαριότητα· κατεῖδον γὰρ σε σήμερον, σάρκα θνητὴν περικείμενον, τὸν ζωῆς κυριεύοντα, καὶ θανάτου δεσπόζοντα.

He who loves humanity fulfills the Law that was writ of old* and is brought to the Temple now.* And elderly Symeon heartily receives Him* in his old embraces,* and cries, You now let me depart* unto the blessedness of eternity.* Today I laid my eyes on You who now have put on our mortal flesh,* and I know You, O Lord my God,* as the Master of life and death. [SD]

Στίχ. Νῦν ἀπολύεις τον δοῦλόν σου, Δέσποτα, κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου, ἐν εἰρήνῃ· ὅτι εἶδον οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου τὸ σωτήριόν σου, ὃ ἡτοίμασας κατὰ πρόσωπον πάντων τῶν λαῶν.

Verse: Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples. [NKJV]

Φῶς εἰς ἀποκάλυψιν, ἐθνῶν ἐπέφανας Κύριε, ἐπὶ κούφης καθήμενος, νεφέλης ὁ Ἥλιος, τῆς δικαιοσύνης, νόμου τὸ σκιῶδες, ἀποπληρῶν καὶ τὴν ἀρχήν, καθυποφαίνων τῆς νέας χάριτος· διὸ σε θεασάμενος, ὁ Συμεὼν ἀνεκραύγαζεν· Ἐκ φθορᾶς με ἀπόλυσον, ὅτι εἶδόν σε σήμερον.

Light for revelation of the Gentiles, You have appeared, O Lord,* even sitting upon a swift* and light cloud, the virgin Maid,* as the Sun of Justice,* and You thus completed* the shadow of the Law of old* and manifested the start of the new grace.* And therefore elder Symeon, when he beheld You, cried out and said,* From corruption release me now,* for today I have seen You, Lord. [SD]

Στίχ. Φῶς εἰς ἀποκάλυψιν ἐθνῶν, καὶ δόξαν λαοῦ σου Ἰσραήλ.

Verse: A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel. [NKJV]

Κόλπων τοῦ γεννήτορος, μὴ χωρισθεὶς τῇ Θεότητι, σαρκωθεὶς ὡς εὐδόκησας, ἀγκάλαις κρατούμενος, τῆς Ἀειπαρθένου, χερσὶν ἐπεδόθης, τοῦ θεοδόχου Συμεών, ὁ τῇ χειρί σου κρατῶν τὰ σύμπαντα· διὸ νῦν ἀπολύεις με, περιχαρῶς ἀνεκραύγαζεν, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τὸν δοῦλόν σου, ὅτι εἶδὸν σε Δέσποτα.

Never separated from the Father's bosom in divinity,* and incarnated as You willed,* and held in the holy arms * of the Ever-Virgin,* You who hold all things in Your hand were given to the hands* of the divine God-receiver Symeon.* And therefore full of joy he cried to You, O Master, With my own eyes,* I Your servant have seen You, Lord;* now You let me depart in peace. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Glory. From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ταῖς ἐξ ἔργων καυχήσεσι, Φαρισαῖον δικαιοῦντα ἑαυτὸν κατέκρινας Κύριε, καὶ Τελώνην μετριοπαθήσαντα, καὶ στεναγμοῖς ἱλασμὸν αἰτούμενον, ἐδικαίωσας· οὐ γὰρ προσίεσαι, τοὺς μεγαλόφρονας λογισμούς, καὶ τὰς συντετριμμένας καρδίας, οὐκ ἐξουθενεῖς· διὸ καὶ ἡμεῖς σοὶ προσπίπτομεν, ἐν ταπεινώσει τῷ παθόντι δι' ἡμᾶς· Παράσχου τὴν ἄφεσιν καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The Pharisee, who justified himself by boasting about his works, O Lord, You condemned; but You justified the Publican who was modest, and who with sighs prayed for expiation. For You do not accept boastful thoughts, but hearts that are contrite You do not despise. Therefore we, too, in humility fall down before You, who suffered for us. Grant us absolution and great mercy. [GKD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ὁ ἐν χερσὶ πρεσβυτικαῖς, τὴν σήμερον ἡμέραν, ὡς ἐφ' ἅρματος Χερουβίμ, ἀνακλιθῆναι εὐδοκήσας Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ ἡμᾶς τοὺς ὑμνοῦντάς σε, τῆς τῶν παθῶν τυραννίδος, ἀνακαλούμενος ῥῦσαι, καὶ σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

O Christ God, who on this day was well pleased to recline in the elder's hands, as on a chariot of cherubim, call us back who extol You, and deliver us from the tyranny of the passions, and save our souls. [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.

Μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῆς Δοξολογίας λέγομεν Τροπάριον Ἀναστάσιμον.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Ἦχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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