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Ἦχος δʹ. Τῇ Τρίτῃ Πρωΐ

Mode 4. On Tuesday Morning

Τῇ Τρίτῃ Αʹ Ἑβδομάδος εἰς τὸν Ὄρθρον.

On Tuesday of the First Week at Matins

Μηναῖον - Τῌ Γʹ ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ

Menaion - March 3

Μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Εὐτροπίου, Κλεονίκου καὶ Βασιλίσκου

Memory of the Holy Martyrs Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos

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Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζει τὸ πνεῦμά μου πρὸς σέ, ὁ Θεός, διότι φῶς τὰ προστάγματά σου ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

Verse 1: My spirit rises early in the morning to You, O God, for Your commands are a light upon the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Δικαιοσύνην μάθετε, οἱ ἐνοικοῦντες ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

Verse 2: Learn righteousness, you who dwell on the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. γʹ. Ζῆλος λήψεται λαὸν ἀπαίδευτον, καὶ νῦν πῦρ τοὺς ὑπεναντίους ἔδεται.

Verse 3: Jealousy will seize an untaught people; and now fire will devour the adversaries. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. δʹ. Πρόσθες αὐτοῖς κακά, Κύριε, πρόσθες αὐτοῖς κακά, τοῖς ἐνδόξοις τῆς γῆς.

Verse 4: Bring more evils on them, O Lord, bring more evils on them, on the glorious of the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Ὕμνοι Τριαδικοί

Triadic Hymns

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τὸν ἄναρχόν σου Πατέρα, καὶ σέ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ τὸ πανάγιόν σου Πνεῦμα, χερουβικῶς δοξολογεῖν τολμῶντες, λέγομεν· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Πρεσβείαις τοῦ Προδρόμου σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Like the Cherubim we dare to glorify the unoriginate Father, and You, O Christ God, and Your all-holy Spirit, and we say: Holy, holy, holy are You our God. By the intercessions of the Forerunner save us. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς αἱ τάξεις νῦν τῶν Ἀγγέλων ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ στάσεις φόβῳ ἀνθρώπων ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἐπινίκιον ὕμνον προσφέρομέν σοι Ἀγαθέ· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Πρεσβείαις τῶν Ἁγίων σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Now like the order of Angels in heaven, and the ranks of people on earth, with we offer You a hymn of victory, O good One. Holy, holy, holy are You our God. By the intercessions of the Saints save us. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Τῶν νοερῶν σου λειτουργῶν, προσφέρειν, οἱ θνητοὶ τὸν ὕμνον τολμῶντες, λέγομεν· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Διὰ τῆς Θεοτόκου ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

We mortals dare to offer You the hymn of Your noetic ministers, and we say: Holy, holy, holy are You our God. Through the Theotokos have mercy on us. [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 10. Καὶ εὐθύς, ἄνευ μικρᾶς Συναπτῆς·

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 10. There is no litany, but immediately the following:

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

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Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Κάθισμα Αʹ. Κατανυκτικά.

Kathisma I. For compunction.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ταχὺ συνεισέλθωμεν, εἰς τὸν νυμφῶνα Χριστοῦ, καὶ πάντες ἀκούσωμεν, τῆς μακαρίας φωνῆς, αὐτοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν. Δεῦτε οἱ ἀγαπῶντες, τὴν οὐράνιον δόξαν, μέτοχοι γεγονότες, τῶν φρονίμων παρθένων, φαιδρύνατε τὰς λαμπάδας ὑμῶν, διὰ τῆς πίστεως.

Quickly let us enter the bridal hall of Christ, that we may all hear His blessed voice, the voice of our God. Come, you who love the heavenly glory, and join the wise virgins and make your lamps to shine brightly by faith. [SD]

Στίχ. Κύριε, μὴ τῷ θυμῷ σου ἐλέγξῃς με, μηδὲ τῇ ὀργῇ σου παιδεύσῃς με.

Verse: O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, nor chasten me in Your anger. [SAAS]

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Ἀναλόγισαι ψυχή, πῶς παραστῶμεν τῷ κριτῇ, ἐν τῇ ὥρᾳ τῇ φρικτῇ, τίθενται θρόνοι φοβεροί, καὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων αἱ πράξεις διελέγχονται, τότε ὁ Κριτὴς ἀδυσώπητος· πρὸ βήματος γὰρ πῦρ προπορεύεται, ὥσπερ ἀγρία θάλασσα σὺν ἤχῳ, κατακαλύπτον τοὺς πταίσαντας. Ἀναλογίζου ταῦτα ψυχή μου, καὶ τὰ ἔργα σου εὔθυνον.

O my soul, meditate on how we shall stand before the Judge in that frightening hour, how those intimidating thrones will be set up, and the actions of all people will be examined. The Judge will be unmoved. Before the tribunal fire will go forth, like a roaring wild sea, engulfing the guilty. Meditate on these things, O my soul, and correct your ways. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἡ κυρίως καὶ ἀληθῶς Θεοτόκος πρεσβεύουσα, ὡς Μήτηρ ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ τῷ Υἱῷ σου καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν, διαφύλαξον ποίμνην, ἐξαιρέτως τῇ σκέπῃ σου προστρέχουσαν, πρὸς σὲ καταφεύγουσαν τὸν λιμένα, τὸ τεῖχος, τὴν μόνην προστασίαν τοῦ γένους τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

O Lady, the true and literal Theotokos, as a Mother you interceed with your Son and our God with confidence. Protect your flock, which runs especially to your shelter and takes refuge in you, the harbor, the fortress, the only protection of the human race [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 8. Μεθ' ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 8. It would be followed by the short litany.

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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.)

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Ὅτι ἀγαθὸς 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, O God, are good and love mankind, and to You we offer glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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CHOIR

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Kathisma II. From the Triodion.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ὑπερευλογημένη ἡ χάρις, τῆς πανσέπτου Νηστείας· Μωϋσῆς γὰρ δι' αὐτῆς ἐδοξάσθη, καὶ Νόμον τὸν ἐν γράμματι, ἐν πλαξὶν ὑπεδέξατο, τοῦ πυρὸς δυνατώτεροι, Παῖδες νέοι ἀνεδείχθησαν. Ἐν αὐτῇ οὖν κατασβέσωμεν, τῆς σαρκὸς πάθη φλογίζοντα, Χριστῷ τῷ Σωτῆρι βοῶντες· Ἐπιστροφὴν ἡμῖν πᾶσι δώρησαι, καὶ ῥῦσαι τῆς γεέννης.

The grace of the holy fast is most blessed: ⁄ for through fasting Moses was glorified, ⁄ receiving the Law written upon tablets. ⁄ Through fasting the three Children were made stronger than the fire! ⁄ Let us, then, quench the burning passions of the flesh. ⁄ Let us cry out to Christ the Savior: ⁄⁄ grant us all conversion and deliver us from gehenna! [OCA]

Δόξα. Ἕτερον.

Glory. Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Εὐσπλαγχνίας ὑπάρχουσα.

Mode 2. N/M (Since you are the source.)

Μετανοίας ἐφέστηκε καιρός, ἐγκρατείας ἐπίδειξαι καρποὺς ὦ ψυχή μου, βλέψον πρὸς τοὺς πρὶν μετανοήσαντας, κράξον τῷ Χριστῷ· Ἥμαρτον σῶσόν με, ὡς ἔσωσας Δέσποτα, Τελώνην στενάξαντα, ἐκ καρδίας Ἀγαθέ, ὁ μόνος ὑπάρχων πολυέλεος.

The season of repentance is at hand: ⁄ show the fruits of abstinence, O my soul! ⁄ Consider those who repented in the past ⁄ and cry aloud to Christ: ⁄ I have sinned, O loving Master; save me, ⁄ as you saved the Publican who sighed with sorrow from his heart, ⁄⁄ for you alone are rich in mercy! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Εὐσπλαγχνίας ὑπάρχουσα.

Mode 2. N/M (Since you are the source.)

Προστασία θερμὴ Χριστιανῶν, τὸν Υἱόν σου ἱκέτευε ἀεὶ Θεοτόκε, πάσης κακουργίας καὶ δεινότητος, ῥύσασθαι ἡμᾶς τοῦ πολεμήτορος, καὶ δοῦναι συγχώρησιν ἡμῖν, ὧν ἡμάρτομεν, διὰ σπλάγχνα οἰκτιρμῶν, ταῖς σαῖς ἱκεσίαις Μητροπάρθενε.

Theotokos, the fervent advocate of Christians, ⁄ ever entreat your Son, ⁄ that he may deliver us from all the malice and cunning of the enemy, ⁄ and in his tender mercy, grant us the forgiveness of our sins, ⁄⁄ at your intercessions, Mother and Virgin! [OCA]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 9. Μεθ' ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 9. It would be followed by the short litany.

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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 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.)

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CHOIR

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κάθισμα Γʹ. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Kathisma III. From the Triodion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Κύριε, τὴν σωτήριον ἐγκράτειαν δισημερεύοντες, βοῶμέν σοι· Κατάνυξον ἡμῶν τὰς καρδίας τῶν δούλων σου, καὶ πρόσδεξαι τὰς ἐν φόβῳ εὐχὰς ἡμῶν, παρέχων ἡμῖν εὔδρομον τὸ τῆς Νηστείας στάδιον, ἱλασμὸν καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

As we begin the second day of saving abstinence, ⁄ we cry to you, O Lord: ⁄ Pierce our hearts with compunction, ⁄ for we are your servants, ⁄ and accept the prayers we offer you in fear. ⁄ Allow us to complete the course of the fast without stumbling, ⁄⁄ granting us cleansing and great mercy! [OCA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. N/M (Let us worship the Word.)

Ἡ τὸ Ἄνθος τὸ θεῖον, ῥίζα βλαστήσασα, κιβωτὲ καὶ λυχνία, καὶ στάμνε πάγχρυσε, ἁγία τράπεζα ζωῆς, τὸν ἄρτον φέρουσα, ὡς Υἱόν σου καὶ Θεὸν ἐκδυσώπησον αὐτόν, σὺν τῷ ἁγίῳ Προδρόμῳ, τοῦ οἰκτειρῆσαι καὶ σῶσαι, τοὺς Θεοτόκον ὁμολογοῦντάς σε.

Root that has put forth the divine flower, ⁄ tabernacle and candlestick, ⁄ golden vessel of manna, ⁄ holy table bearing the bread of life: ⁄ with John the Forerunner, intercede before him ⁄ since he is your Son and God, ⁄ that he may grant mercy and salvation to us all ⁄⁄ who acknowledge you to be the Theotokos! [OCA]

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Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (3)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

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]

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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.

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Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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The Menaion canon presented here is not the same as the Greek. Due to unavailability of a free full Menaion in English, we are using a general canon for today's commemoration.

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CHOIR

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾄσωμεν· ἐνδόξως γὰρ δεδόξασται.

Verse: Let us sing to the Lord, for He is greatly glorified.

Θαλάσσης τὸ ἐρυθραῖον πέλαγος, ἀβρόχοις ἴχνεσιν, ὁ παλαιὸς πεζεύσας Ἰσραήλ, σταυροτύποις Μωσέως χερσί, τοῦ Ἀμαλὴκ τὴν δύναμιν, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ἐτροπώσατο.

Come, you peoples, let us sing a song to Christ God, who parted the sea and guided the people that he had brought up from the slavery of the Egyptians, for he has been glorified. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Τῆς θείας, φωτοχυσίας λάμψεσι, καταστραπτόμενοι, καὶ ἀθλητῶν στεφάνοις ἀληθῶς, λαμπρυνόμενοι Ἅγιοι, Τριάδος οἱ ἰσάριθμοι, ταύτην ἡμῖν ἐξευμενίσασθε.

Come believers, let us all clap our hands and celebrate with songs inspired the Martyrs' contests, as we glorify Christ, for he has been glorified. [EL]

Στίχ. Κύριος βασιλεύων τῶν αἰώνων, καὶ ἐπ' αἰῶνα, καὶ ἔτι. Ὅτι εἰσῆλθεν ἵππος Φαραὼ σὺν ἅρμασι καὶ ἀναβάταις εἰς θάλασσαν.

Verse: The Lord reigns forever and ever and ever. For Pharaoh's horses went with his chariots and horsemen into the sea. [SAAS]

Τῆς θείας, φωτοχυσίας λάμψεσι, καταστραπτόμενοι, καὶ ἀθλητῶν στεφάνοις ἀληθῶς, λαμπρυνόμενοι Ἅγιοι, Τριάδος οἱ ἰσάριθμοι, ταύτην ἡμῖν ἐξευμενίσασθε.

Come believers, let us all clap our hands and celebrate with songs inspired the Martyrs' contests, as we glorify Christ, for he has been glorified. [EL]

Στίχ. Οἱ δὲ υἱοὶ Ἰσραὴλ ἐπορεύθησαν διὰ ξηρᾶς ἐν μέσῳ τῆς θαλάσσης.

Verse: But the children of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. [SAAS]

Ῥημάτων, ἐνηχηθέντες Μάρτυρες, πνευματικῶς θεϊκῶν, καὶ συνημμένοι ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό, τῆς εἰρήνης τὸν σύνδεσμον, ἐν ἑαυτοῖς κατέχοντες, ἐχθροῦ τὴν πλάνην ἐτροπώσασθε.

The Saviour's trophy, the invincible panoply of the Cross, has been revealed to us as a divine weapon and a source of pride, through which the victors have been crowned. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἰσάριθμοι, τῆς Τριάδος Μάρτυρες, ἀναδειχθέντες τρανῶς, ἴσα φρονοῦντες πίστει εἰς αὐτήν, ἴσον εὕρατε στέφανον, Εὐτρόπιε Κλεόνικε, σὺν Βασιλίσκῳ οἱ καλλίνικοι.

The persecutors of true religion laid out sword, fire, pit, cross and death for the revered Martyrs, and drove them on towards the better life. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡραῖος, ὁ ἐκ γαστρός σου Δέσποινα, ὑπὲρ υἱοὺς τῶν βροτῶν, ὁ πρὸ αἰώνων Λόγος προελθών, σκυθρωπὸν ἐξηφάνισε, τὸ τοῦ θανάτου ἄχραντε, ζωὴν αἰώνιον ἡμῖν δεδωκώς.

You gave birth to the heavenly bread of life incarnate, O All-pure, the empersonned Word of the Begetter; and so the ranks of Martyrs glorify you. [EL]

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ᾨΔΗ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ

Ode Two

Δόξα σοι, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν· δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God; glory to You!

Πρόσεχε οὐρανέ, καὶ λαλήσω, καὶ ἀκουέτω ἡ γῆ ρήματα ἐκ στόματός μου.

Take heed, O heaven, and I will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. [SAAS]

Προσδοκάσθω ὡς ὑετὸς τὸ ἀπόφθεγμά μου, καὶ καταβήτω ὡς δρόσος τὰ ρήματά μου, ὡς ὄμβρος ἐπ᾿ ἄγρωστιν καὶ ὡσεὶ νιφετὸς ἐπὶ χόρτον.

Let my proverbial saying be awaited as the rain, and let my words come down as raindrops on the wild grass, and as snowfall on the sown grass.

Ὅτι τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου ἐκάλεσα· δότε μεγαλωσύνην τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

For I invoke the Lord's name: ascribe greatness to our God.

Θεός, ἀληθινὰ τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ, καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ ὁδοὶ αὐτοῦ κρίσεις.

He is God, His works are true; and all His ways are judgment.

Θεὸς πιστός, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀδικία, δίκαιος καὶ ὅσιος Κύριος.

A faithful God and without injustice; righteous and holy is the Lord.

Ἡμάρτοσαν οὐκ αὐτῷ τέκνα μωμητά, γενεὰ σκολιὰ καὶ διεστραμμένη. Ταῦτα Κυρίῳ ἀνταποδίδοτε;

They sinned; the blameworthy children are not His, a generation twisted and perverse. Is this how you repay the Lord?

Οὗτος λαὸς μωρὸς καὶ οὐχὶ σοφός; οὐκ αὐτὸς οὗτός σου πατὴρ ἐκτήσατό σε καὶ ἐποίησέ σε καὶ ἔπλασέ σε;

O foolish and unwise people, is He not your Father, who acquired you? Has He not made and created you?

Μνήσθητε ἡμέρας αἰῶνος, σύνετε ἔτη γενεᾶς γενεῶν.

Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations.

Ἐπερώτησον τὸν πατέρα σου, καὶ ἀναγγελεῖ σοι, τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους σου, καὶ ἐροῦσί σοι.

Ask your father, and he will tell you; your elders, and they will tell you:

Ὅτε διεμέριζεν ὁ ῞Υψιστος ἔθνη, ὡς διέσπειρεν υἱοὺς ᾿Αδάμ, ἔστησεν ὅρια ἐθνῶν κατὰ ἀριθμὸν ἀγγέλων Θεοῦ,

When the Most High divided the nations, when He scattered the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the nations by the number of God's angels.

Καὶ ἐγενήθη μερίς Κυρίου λαὸς αὐτοῦ ᾿Ιακώβ, σχοίνισμα κληρονομίας αὐτοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ.

For the Lord's portion became the people of Jacob; the allotment of His inheritance is Israel.

Αὐτάρκησεν αὐτὸν ἐν γῇ ἐρήμῳ, ἐν δίψει καύματος ἐν γῇ ἀνύδρῳ· ἐκύκλωσεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἐπαίδευσεν αὐτὸν καὶ διεφύλαξεν αὐτὸν ὡς κόρην ὀφθαλμοῦ.

He provided for him in the desert, in thirst of heat in a waterless place. He encircled him; He instructed him; He guarded him carefully as the apple of His eye.

Ὡς ἀετὸς σκεπάσαι νοσσιὰν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῖς νεοσσοῖς αὐτοῦ ἐπεπόθησε, διεὶς τὰς πτέρυγας αὐτοῦ ἐδέξατο αὐτοὺς καὶ ἀνέλαβεν αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τῷ μεταφρένων αὐτοῦ.

As an eagle covers its nest, yearns after its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its back.

Κύριος μόνος ἦγεν αὐτοὺς καὶ οὐκ ἦν μετ᾿ αὐτῶν θεὸς ἀλλότριος.

So the Lord alone led them, and there was no foreign god with them.

Ἀνεβίβασεν αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τὴν ἰσχὺν τῆς γῆς, ἐψώμισεν αὐτοὺς γενήματα ἀγρῶν.

He raised them on the strength of the land; He fed them on the produce of the fields.

Ἐθήλασαν μέλι ἐκ πέτρας καὶ ἔλαιον ἐκ στερεᾶς πέτρας,

He suckled them on honey from the rock and oil from the solid rock.

Βούτυρον βοῶν καὶ γάλα προβάτων μετὰ στέατος ἀρνῶν καὶ κριῶν, υἱῶν ταύρων καὶ τράγων, μετὰ στέατος νεφρῶν πυροῦ, καὶ αἷμα σταφυλῆς ἔπιον οἶνον.

Butter of oxen and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs and goats, of sons of bulls and goats, with the choicest wheat; and you drank wine, the blood of grapes.

Καὶ ἔφαγεν ᾿Ιακὼβ καὶ ἐνεπλήσθη, καὶ ἀπελάκτισεν ὁ ἠγαπημένος, ἐλιπάνθη, ἐπαχύνθη, ἐπλατύνθη· καὶ ἐγκατέλιπε τὸν Θεὸν τὸν ποιήσαντα αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπέστη ἀπὸ Θεοῦ σωτῆρος αὐτοῦ.

So Jacob ate and was filled, and the beloved kicked; he grew fat, he grew thick, he is obese. Then he forsook God who made him and stood back from God his Savior.

Παρώξυνάν με ἐπ᾿ ἀλλοτρίοις, ἐν βδελύγμασιν αὐτῶν ἐξεπίκρανάν με.

They provoked Me to wrath against foreign gods; with their abominations they embittered Me.

Ἔθυσαν δαιμονίοις καὶ οὐ Θεῷ, θεοῖς, οἷς οὐκ ᾔδεισαν· καινοὶ καὶ πρόσφατοι ἥκασιν, οὓς οὐκ ᾔδεισαν οἱ πατέρες αὐτῶν.

They sacrificed to demons, and not to God, to gods they did not know; new ones, recent gods arrived, which their fathers did not know.

Θεὸν τὸν γεννήσαντά σε ἐγκατέλιπες καὶ ἐπελάθου Θεοῦ τοῦ τρέφοντός σε.

You abandoned the God who begot you, and forgot the God who nourished you.

Καὶ εἶδε Κύριος καὶ ἐζήλωσε καὶ παρωξύνθη δι᾿ ὀργὴν υἱῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ θυγατέρων.

So the Lord saw it, and was jealous; and He was provoked to anger by His sons and daughters.

Καὶ εἶπεν· Ἀποστρέψω τὸ πρόσωπόν μου ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν καὶ δείξω τί ἔσται αὐτοῖς ἐπ᾿ ἐσχάτων ἡμερῶν· ὅτι γενεὰ ἐξεστραμμένη ἐστίν, υἱοί, οἷς οὐκ ἔστι πίστις ἐν αὐτοῖς.

Then He said, I will turn My face from them, and I will make known what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, sons in whom is no faith.

Αὐτοὶ παρεζήλωσάν με ἐπ᾿ οὐ Θεῷ, παρώργισάν με ἐν τοῖς εἰδώλοις αὐτῶν· κἀγὼ παραζηλώσω αὐτοὺς ἐπ᾿ οὐκ ἔθνει, ἐπὶ ἔθνει ἀσυνέτῳ παροργιῶ αὐτούς.

They provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; they moved Me to anger by their idols; but I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation.

Ὅτι πῦρ ἐκκέκαυται ἐκ τοῦ θυμοῦ μου, καυθήσεται ἕως ᾅδου κατωτάτου, καταφάγεται γῆν καὶ τὰ γενήματα αὐτῆς, φλέξει θεμέλια ὀρέων.

For a fire is kindled in My anger, and shall burn to the lowest Hades; it shall consume the land with its produce And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Συνάξω εἰς αὐτοὺς κακὰ καὶ τὰ βέλη μου συντελέσω εἰς αὐτούς.

I will gather evils on them; I will spend My arrows on them.

Τηκόμενοι λιμῷ καὶ βρώσει ὀρνέων καὶ ὀπισθότονος ἀνίατος· ὀδόντας θηρίων ἐξαποστελῶ εἰς αὐτοὺς μετὰ θυμοῦ συρόντων ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

They shall be wasted with hunger, devoured by birds and incurable disease; I will also send against them the teeth of wild animals With the anger of things crawling on the earth.

Ἔξωθεν ἀτεκνώσει αὐτοὺς μάχαιρα καὶ ἐκ τῶν ταμιείων φόβος· νεανίσκος σὺν παρθένῳ, θηλάζων μετὰ καθεστηκότος πρεσβυτέρου.

The sword shall make them childless outside, and fear from the inner chambers, for the young man and virgin, the nursing child with the elder of gray hairs.

Εἶπα· Διασπερῶ αὐτούς, παύσω δὲ ἐξ ἀνθρώπων τὸ μνημόσυνον αὐτῶν.

I said, I will scatter them; I will make their memory cease from among men.

Εἰ μὴ δι᾿ ὀργὴν ἐχθρῶν, ἵνα μὴ μακροχρονίσωσι, καὶ ἵνα μὴ συνεπιθῶνται οἱ ὑπεναντίοι.

But for the wrath of the enemy, lest they live long, lest their adversary make a joint attack.

Μὴ εἴπωσιν· Ἡ χεὶρ ἡμῶν ἡ ὑψηλὴ καὶ οὐχὶ Κύριος ἐποίησε ταῦτα πάντα.

Lest they should say, "Our hand is high; and it is not the Lord who did all this."

Ὅτι ἔθνος ἀπολωλεκὸς βουλήν ἐστι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἐν αὐτοῖς ἐπιστήμη καὶ οὐκ ἐφρόνησαν συνιέναι.

For they are a nation void of counsel, nor is there understanding in them. They were not wise to understand these things.

Ταῦτα πάντα καταδεξάσθωσαν εἰς τὸν ἐπιόντα χρόνον.

Let them be concerned for the coming time.

Πῶς διώξεται εἷς χιλίους καὶ δύο μετακινήσουσι μυριάδας, εἰ μὴ ὁ Θεὸς ἀπέδοτο αὐτοὺς καὶ Κύριος παρέδωκεν αὐτούς;

How could one chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to flight unless God had sold them, and the Lord delivered them up?

Οὐ γὰρ εἰσὶν οἱ θεοὶ αὐτῶν ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν· οἱ δὲ ἐχθροὶ ἡμῶν ἀνόητοι.

For our God is not like their gods, but our enemies are foolish.

Ἐκ γὰρ ἀμπέλων Σοδόμων ἡ ἄμπελος αὐτῶν, καὶ ἡ κληματὶς αὐτῶν ἐκ Γομόῤῥας· ἡ σταφυλὴ αὐτῶν σταφυλὴ χολῆς, βότρυς πικρίας αὐτοῖς.

For their vineyard is of the vineyard of Sodom, and their vine is of Gomorrah. Their grapes are grapes of gall; their clusters are bitter.

Θυμὸς δρακόντων ὁ οἶνος αὐτῶν καὶ θυμὸς ἀσπίδων ἀνίατος.

Their wine is the wrath of serpents, and the incurable wrath of asps.

Οὐκ ἰδοὺ ταῦτα συνῆκται παρ᾿ ἐμοὶ καὶ ἐσφράγισται ἐν τοῖς θησαυροῖς μου;

Behold, is this not laid up in store with Me, sealed up among My treasures?

Ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ἐκδικήσεως ἀνταποδώσω, ἐν καιρῷ, ὅταν σφαλῇ ὁ ποῦς αὐτῶν, ὅτι ἐγγὺς ἡμέρα ἀπωλείας αὐτοῖς, καὶ πάρεστιν ἕτοιμα ὑμῖν.

I shall repay on the day of vengeance; in time, when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and is waiting, ready for them.

Ὅτι κρινεῖ Κύριος τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ παρακληθήσεται.

For the Lord will judge His people, and have compassion on His servants.

Εἶδε γὰρ παραλελυμένους αὐτοὺς καὶ ἐκλελοιπότας ἐν ἐπαγωγῇ καὶ παρειμένους.

For He sees them disabled and left in distress and weakened.

Καὶ εἶπε Κύριος· Ποῦ εἰσιν οἱ θεοὶ αὐτῶν, ἐφ᾿ οἷς ἐπεποίθεισαν ἐπ᾿ αὐτοῖς;

The Lord said, 'Where are their gods in which they trusted?'

Ὧν τὸ στέαρ τῶν θυσιῶν αὐτῶν ἠσθίετε καὶ ἐπίνετε τὸν οἶνον τῶν σπονδῶν αὐτῶν; Ἀναστήτωσαν καὶ βοηθησάτωσαν ὑμῖν καὶ γενηθήτωσαν ὑμῖν σκεπασταί.

Who ate the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise and help you and be your defender.

Ἴδετε ἴδετε ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστι Θεὸς πλὴν ἐμοῦ· ἐγὼ ἀποκτενῶ καὶ ζῆν ποιήσω, πατάξω κἀγὼ ἰάσομαι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὃς ἐξελεῖται ἐκ τῶν χειρῶν μου.

Now see, I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; nor is there any who can deliver from My hands.

Ὅτι ἀρῶ εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν τὴν χεῖρά μου καὶ ὀμοῦμαι τῇ δεξιᾷ μου καὶ ἐρῶ· ζῶ ἐγὼ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

For I raise My hand to heaven, and I swear by My right hand, and say, "As I live forever."

Ὅτι παροξυνῶ ὡς ἀστραπὴν τὴν μάχαιράν μου, καὶ ἀνθέξεται κρίματος ἡ χείρ μου, καὶ ἀποδώσω δίκην τοῖς ἐχθροῖς καὶ τοῖς μισοῦσί με ἀνταποδώσω.

For I whet My sword like lightning; and My hand takes hold on judgment. I will render vengeance on My enemies, and repay those who hate Me.

Μεθύσω τὰ βέλη μου ἀφ᾿ αἵματος, καὶ ἡ μάχαιρά μου φάγεται κρέα, ἀφ᾿ αἵματος τραυματιῶν καὶ αἰχμαλωσίας, ἀπὸ κεφαλῆς ἀρχόντων ἐθνῶν.

I will make My arrows drunk from blood; and My sword shall devour flesh from the blood of the slain and the captives, from the heads of the leaders of the enemy.

Εὐφράνθητε, οὐρανοί, ἅμα αὐτῷ, καὶ προσκυνησάτωσαν αὐτῷ πάντες ἄγγελοι Θεοῦ.

Rejoice, O Heavens, together with Him, and worship Him, all the sons of God.

Εὐφράνθητε, ἔθνη μετὰ τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐνισχυσάτωσαν αὐτῷ πάντες υἱοὶ Θεοῦ· ὅτι τὸ αἷμα τῶν υἱῶν αὐτοῦ ἐκδικᾶται, καὶ ἐκδικήσει καὶ ἀνταποδώσει δίκην τοῖς ἐχθροῖς καὶ τοῖς μισοῦσιν ἀνταποδώσει, καὶ ἐκκαθαριεῖ Κύριος τὴν γῆν τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ.

Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people; and let all the angels of God be strong with Him; for He will avenge the blood of His sons and render vengeance to His adversaries; and the Lord will purify His people's land. [SAAS]

(ἐμμελῶς)

(sung)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ βʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ii. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἴδετε, ἴδετε, ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι, ὁ ἐν θαλάσσῃ σώσας, καὶ ἐν ἐρήμῳ κορέσας, Ἰσραηλίτην λαόν, καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ ἐκ πέτρας πηγάσας τοῖς βροτοῖς, ἵνα τὸν πάλαι τῇ φθορᾷ, πεπτωκότα φορέσας, ἑλκύσω πρὸς ἐμαυτόν, δι' ἄφατον ἔλεος. (δίς)

Behold; behold! I am he ⁄ who saved the people of Israel in the sea ⁄ and nourished them in the wilderness. ⁄ I drew water from a rock for mortal men ⁄ so that I might raise up the one who had fallen into corruption, ⁄ and draw him to me by my mercy. (2) [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Νῦψον, γρηγόρησον, στέναξον δάκρυσον, διὰ νηστείας, ὅλον τῆς ἁμαρτίας τὸν φόρτον ψυχὴ ἀπόῤῥιψον, τῇ θερμῇ μετανοίᾳ, ἀπόφυγε τὸ πῦρ, καὶ διὰ πένθους τῶν παθῶν, τὸν πενθήρη χιτῶνα διάῤῥηξον, τὴν στολὴν τὴν θείαν λαμβάνουσα.

Soul, be temperant; ⁄ be vigilant, sigh and weep. ⁄ Reject all the burden of sin by fasting. ⁄ Flee from the fire of passions by true and fervent repentance, ⁄ and rending the garments of mourning with tears, be clothed anew. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὄρει προσέλθωμεν, ἀρίστων πράξεων, διὰ νηστείας πάντες, τὰς χαμαιζήλους λιπόντες, τῶν ἡδονῶν προσβολάς, καὶ εἰς γνόφον εἰσδύντες, σεπτῶν θεωριῶν, μόνον ὀψώμεθα Χριστοῦ, τὸ ἐράσιμον κάλλος, θεούμενοι μυστικῶς, θείαις ἀναβάσεσιν.

Let us all leave behind the base assaults of the pleasures, and let us approach the mountain of excellent actions. And as we enter the dark cloud of divine contemplation, let be mystically deified and see only Christ, that beloved beauty. [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Οἴμοι! τί γένωμαι; τί διαπράξωμαι; τὴν ἁμαρτίαν πράττων, καὶ τὸν Δεσπότην οὐ φρίττων, ὁ ἀσυνείδητος; διὰ τοῦτο πρὸ δίκης κατάδικός εἰμι. Δικαιοκρίτα Ἀγαθέ, ἐπιστρέψας με σῶσον, τὸν ὑπὲρ πάντας βροτούς, σὲ παραπικράναντα.

Woe is me! Who will I become? ⁄ And what shall I do? ⁄ I have committed sins without conscience, ⁄ and have not feared the Master. ⁄ Therefore, even before the Judgment, I stand condemned. ⁄ Save me and bring me back, O righteous and gracious Judge, ⁄ though I have angered You more than all other men. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἡ αγεώργητος, γῆ ἡ βλαστήσασα, τὸν τοῦ παντὸς τροφέα, τὸν ὑπανοίγοντα χεῖρα, καὶ εὐδοκίᾳ τῇ αὐτοῦ, ἐμπιπλῶντα πᾶν ζῷον, ἰσχύϊ θεϊκῇ, στήριξον ἄρτῳ ζωτικῷ, παρειμένας καρδίας, τῷ κόρῳ τῶν δυσχερῶν, ἡμῶν παραπτώσεων.

Unsown earth, which brought forth the Nourisher of all: ⁄ He who opened His hands, and of His own good will ⁄ satisfies every living thing by His power: ⁄ strengthen with the Living Bread ⁄ the hearts weakened by satisfaction with wicked transgression. [OCA]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ βʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ἴδετε, ἴδετε

Ode ii. Mode pl. 1. (N/M)

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Δεῦτε συνέλθωμεν, ἐν τῷ ταμείῳ τῆς ψυχῆς, Κυρίῳ τὰς εὐχὰς ἀποδιδόντες, καὶ βοῶντες· Πάτερ ὁ ἐν οὐρανοῖς, τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ἄνες καὶ ἄφες, ὡς μόνος εὔσπλαγχνος.

Come, let us gather in the chamber of our soul, ⁄ rendering prayers to the Lord and crying: ⁄ Our Father, in heaven, ⁄ forgive and remit our transgressions, ⁄ since You alone are compassionate! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τὸ τῆς ψυχῆς ἡμῶν, ἐν τῇ νηστείᾳ ἱλαρόν, δεικνύντες μὴ στυγνάσωμεν, τὴν τῶν πεποθημένων ἡμερῶν ἐναλλαγήν, ὡς ἐκλάμπουσαν ἡμῖν, τῆς εὐσεβείας τὰ κατορθώματα.

Showing our souls joyful in the Fast, ⁄ let us not grieve the loss of our days of pleasure, ⁄ for this loss brings instruction in virtue. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἄναρχε ἄκτιστε, ἡ τρισυπόστατος Μονάς, Κυρία Βασιλεία τῶν αἰώνων, σὲ δοξάζει τὸν Πατέρα, καὶ Υἱόν, καὶ τὸ ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, πληθὺς Ἀγγέλων, καὶ πᾶσα φύσις βροτῶν.

The Unity of three Persons, ⁄ unoriginate, uncreated Lord, ⁄ King of all the ages, ⁄ A multitude of angels and all mortal nature glorify You: ⁄ Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὲ τὸ πανάρετον κλέος, τοῦ γένους ἡμῶν ὑμνοῦμεν· διὰ σοῦ γὰρ ἐθεώθημεν Παρθένε· καὶ γὰρ ἔτεκες ἡμῖν τὸν Σωτῆρα καὶ Θεόν, Χριστὸν τὸν λύσαντα, τῆς κατάρας ἡμᾶς.

Let us hymn the most virtuous glory of mankind, ⁄ for in her we have been deified: ⁄ You have borne, for our sake, the God and Savior, ⁄ the Christ who has released us from the curse. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τίς πῦρ ἀπέσβεσε; τίς φράττει στόματα θηρίων; Νηστεία ἡ τοὺς Παῖδας, ἐκ καμίνου ῥυσαμένη, καὶ Προφήτην Δανιήλ, ἐκ λεόντων τῆς βορᾶς, ἣν ἀσπασώμεθα, καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀδελφοί.

Who quenched the flames? ⁄ Who closed the mouths of beasts? ⁄ The Fast, which delivered the Youths from the furnace, ⁄ and Daniel the prophet from the teeth of the lion. ⁄ So let us even now welcome it, brethren. [OCA]

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode pl. 1.

Ἴδετε, ἴδετε, ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι Θεός, ὁ σάρκα ἐνδυσάμενος, βουλήσει ἑκουσίᾳ, ἵνα σώσω τὸν Ἀδάμ, τὸν ἐκ πλάνης πεσόντα, τῇ παραβάσει διὰ τοῦ ὄφεως.

Behold, behold that I am God! ⁄ By my own will I was clothed in the flesh so that I might save Adam, ⁄ who had fallen into sin by the deceit of the enemy! [OCA]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε, καὶ σὲ ὑμνεῖ τὸ πνεῦμά μου.

Verse: Holy are You, O Lord, and my spirit praises You.

Εὐφραίνεται ἐπὶ σοί, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σου Χριστὲ κράζουσα· Σύ μου ἰσχὺς Κύριε, καὶ καταφυγὴ καὶ στερέωμα.

On the rock of the faith you have established me and broadened my mouth against my enemies; for my spirit was glad when it sang: None is holy but our God, and none is righteous but you, O Lord! [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Νευρούμενος ἐν Χριστῷ, φερωνυμῶν τε ἀψευδῶς Εὔτροπε, τροπαιοφόρος γέγονας, κατὰ δυσμενῶν Μάρτυς ἔνδοξε.

Empowered by your divine passion the right-victorious Martyrs destroyed the godlessness of error with its many gods; with faith they cried: You are our God, and none is holy but you, O Lord! [EL]

Στίχ. Κύριος ἀνέβη εἰς οὐρανούς, καὶ ἑβρόντησεν, αὐτὸς κρινεῖ ἄκρα γῆς, δίκαιος ὢν.

Verse: The Lord went up into the heaven and thundered. The Lord judges the ends of the earth. [SAAS]

Νευρούμενος ἐν Χριστῷ, φερωνυμῶν τε ἀψευδῶς Εὔτροπε, τροπαιοφόρος γέγονας, κατὰ δυσμενῶν Μάρτυς ἔνδοξε.

Empowered by your divine passion the right-victorious Martyrs destroyed the godlessness of error with its many gods; with faith they cried: You are our God, and none is holy but you, O Lord! [EL]

Στίχ. Καὶ δώσει ἰσχὺν τοῖς βασιλεῦσιν ἡμῶν, καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας χριστῶν αὐτοῦ.

Verse: He gives strength to our leaders, and He will exalt the horn of His Christ. [SAAS]

Ἀθάνατον ἐναθλῶν, κλέος τῆς νίκης ἐμφανῶς εἴληφας, Μάρτυς σοφὲ Κλεόνικε, τῷ σταυρῷ γενναίως ἡλούμενος.

Sprinkled with drops of godly blood you did not share in the sacrifices of demons; you were offered as a sacrifice to the Lord, as whole burnt offerings as you cried: None is holy but you, O Lord! [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Θωρακισθεὶς τῷ Σταυρῷ, βασιλικῶς Ἑλληνικὴν ἔτρεψας, πολυθεΐαν ἔνδοξε, Μάρτυς Βασιλίσκε ἀοίδιμε.

Keeping you wholly dwelling in their hearts the Champions made clear true religion as they cried: None is holy as our God; and none is righteous but you, O Lord! [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Λιμένα σε γαληνόν, καὶ ἀδιάσπαστον Πιστοὶ ἄγκυραν, Θεογεννῆτορ ἔχοντες, πλάτης τῶν δεινῶν λυτρωθείημεν.

We honour you, alone virgin after childbirth, as assurance of the Godhead of your offspring, as we cry to your Son: None is holy as our God; and none is righteous but you, O Lord! [EL]

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Εὐφραίνεται ἐπὶ σοί, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σου Χριστὲ κράζουσα· Σύ μου ἰσχὺς Κύριε, καὶ καταφυγὴ καὶ στερέωμα.

On the rock of the faith you have established me and broadened my mouth against my enemies; for my spirit was glad when it sang: None is holy but our God, and none is righteous but you, O Lord! [EL]

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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 4. N/M (You who were lifted.)

Τριάδα τὴν σεπτήν, ἡ τριὰς τῶν Μαρτύρων, ἐνώπιον πολλοῦ, ὡμολόγησε δήμου, καὶ δήμοις συνηρίθμηται, Ἀσωμάτων ἀθλήσασα. Τούτους σήμερον, ἀνευφημήσωμεν πίστει, ἑορτάζοντες, τὴν ἱερὰν αὐτῶν μνήμην, καὶ κοσμοχαρμόσυνον.

The noble soldiers of Christ struggled bravely with Beliar; drowned him completely in the streams of their blood; for crushed by stones, cut with swords, burned by fire and flung into water they appeared manifestly wearing crowns of victory; therefore they are honoured and glorified with faith. [EL]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 4. N/M (You who were lifted.)

Ἐλπὶς Χριστιανῶν, Παναγία Παρθένε, ὃν ἔτεκες Θεόν, ὑπὲρ νοῦν τε καὶ λόγον, ἀπαύστως ἱκέτευε, σὺν ταῖς ἄνω Δυνάμεσι, δοῦναι ἄφεσιν, ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῖν πᾶσι, καὶ διόρθωσιν, βίου τοῖς πίστει καὶ πόθῳ, ἀεὶ σε δοξάζουσιν.

Let us humble sinners now hasten to the Mother of God, and let us fall down in repentance as we cry from the depths of the soul: Sovereign Lady, have compassion and help us; hasten, for we perish from the multitude of our offences; do not turn your servants empty away; for we have you as our only hope. [EL]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου, Κύριε.

Verse: Glory to Your strength, O Lord.

Ἐπαρθέντα σε ἰδοῦσα ἡ Ἐκκλησία, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ τὸν Ἥλιον τῆς δικαιοσύνης, ἔστη ἐν τῇ τάξει αὐτῇς, εἰκότως κραυγάζουσα· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

I heard the report of your dispensation, Lord, and I glorified you, only lover of humankind. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Ἡδρασμένοι ἐν τῇ πέτρᾳ τῆς ἀληθείας, ταῖς προβολαῖς ἀκλόνητοι, ὤφθητε βασάνων, Μάρτυρες πολύαθλοι, τῆς πλάνης ὀχύρωμα, ἅπαν ἐμφανῶς ἐκμοχλεύσαντες.

Your Champions imitated your passion, O Dispassionate, as they eagerly gave themselves over to death. [EL]

Στίχ. Κύριος ὁ Θεός μου δύναμίς μου, καὶ τάξει τοὺς πόδας μου εἰς συντέλειαν.

Verse: The Lord God is my strength; He will direct my feet to the end. [SAAS]

Ἡδρασμένοι ἐν τῇ πέτρᾳ τῆς ἀληθείας, ταῖς προβολαῖς ἀκλόνητοι, ὤφθητε βασάνων, Μάρτυρες πολύαθλοι, τῆς πλάνης ὀχύρωμα, ἅπαν ἐμφανῶς ἐκμοχλεύσαντες.

Your Champions imitated your passion, O Dispassionate, as they eagerly gave themselves over to death. [EL]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ὑψηλὰ ἐπιβιβᾷ με, τοῦ νικῆσαί με ἐν τῇ ᾠδῇ αὐτοῦ.

Verse: He will set me upon high places, so to conquer by His song. [SAAS]

Τετακότες ὅλην ἔφεσιν πρὸς τὸν Κτίστην, δεσμοῖς περιτεινόμενοι, καὶ ξεσμοῖς ἀλγοῦντες, ὤφθητε ἀνάλωτοι, Κλεόνικε Εὔτροπε, σὺν τῷ Βασιλίσκῳ ἐν σκάμματι.

Accept your Athletes as they intercede, and at their prayers give us release from faults and from temptations. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡραιοτάταις ἀκτῖσι διηυγασμένοι, ὡς τὸν Χριστὸν προβλέποντες, ἔνθεν Ἀθλοφόροι, θᾶττον ὑπεμείνατε, πυρὸς τὴν ἐπίχυσιν, τοὺς ὑπεναντίους συμφλέξαντες.

All the error of demons has been silenced, O Christ, for the Martyrs proclaimed you as indeed the true God. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νεμομένην ῥύμην ἔστησας τοῦ θανάτου, ῥεῖθρον ζωῆς κυήσασα, Χριστόν, ὃν δυσώπει, ἁμαρτίας κάμινον, ψυχῆς κατασβέσαι μου, Μῆτερ τοῦ ἐλέους πανάχραντε.

The Athletes honoured you, Sovereign Lady, as Mother of God, proclaiming your Son to be God incarnate. [EL]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, εἰρήνην δὸς ἡμῖν.

Verse: O Lord our God, grant us peace.

Σὺ Κύριέ μου φῶς, εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἐλήλυθας, φῶς ἅγιον ἐπιστρέφον, ἐκ ζοφώδους ἀγνοίας, τοὺς πίστει ἀνυμνοῦντάς σε.

O Lord, the giver of light and maker of the ages, guide us by the light of commands, for we know no other but you. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Στεῤῥότητι νοός, φληναφίαν ἐθραύσατε, ὠμότητος αἰκιζόντων, καταπτύσαντες θράσους, Μάρτυρες καρτερώτατοι.

The Champions, O Christ, have now clothed themselves in a most fair robe, devoutly empurpled with the blood of martyrdom and cloaked in your grace. [EL]

Στίχ. Ἀναστήσονται οἱ νεκροί, καὶ ἐγερθήσονται οἱ ἐν τοῖς μνημείοις, καὶ εὐφρανθήσονται οἱ ἐν τῇ γῇ

Verse: The dead shall rise up; and those in the tombs shall arise. Those in the earth shall be glad. [SAAS]

Στεῤῥότητι νοός, φληναφίαν ἐθραύσατε, ὠμότητος αἰκιζόντων, καταπτύσαντες θράσους, Μάρτυρες καρτερώτατοι.

The Champions, O Christ, have now clothed themselves in a most fair robe, devoutly empurpled with the blood of martyrdom and cloaked in your grace. [EL]

Στίχ. Ἡ γὰρ δρόσος ἡ παρὰ σοῦ ἴαμα αὐτοῖς ἐστιν, ἡ δὲ γῆ τῶν ἀσεβῶν πεσεῖται.

Verse: For your dew is a healing for them, but the land of the ungodly shall come to an end. [SAAS]

Ὑπὲρ τὰ γεηρά, οὐρανίων φροντίσαντες, εὐγένειαν ἐπανθοῦσαν, καὶ στρατείαν καὶ πλοῦτον, καὶ δόξαν κατελίπετε.

The grace and mercy of almighty God crown the athletes, for in accordance with their love he gave them strength through which were revealed as victors. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Μανίαν ἀπηνῆ, τυραννούντων οὐ πτήξαντες, πυρός τε καὶ τῶν μαστίγων, καὶ ξεσμῶν καὶ βασάνων, ἀνδρείως κατεπτύσατε.

You gave the champions the Cross as a rod of power, and made them rule over their enemies; and so we sing the praise of your divinity, O Christ. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Φορέσας με ἐκ σοῦ, Θεοτόκε ὁ πλάσας με, προῆλθε διπλοῦς τῇ φύσει, ἐν μιᾷ ὑποστάσει, ἀφύρτως γνωριζόμενος.

Descended from David you gave birth to a sacrificing priest, the Christ; therefore, pure Maiden, now that the priesthood is changed, it is necessary that there be a change of law. [EL]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Ὡς τὸν προφήτην Ἰωνᾶν, σῶσον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε.

Verse: Save us, O Lord, like You saved the Prophet Jonah.

Θύσω σοι, μετὰ φωνῇς αἰνέσεως Κύριε, ἡ Ἐκκλησία βοᾷ σοι, ἐκ δαιμόνων λύθρου κεκαθαρμένη, τῷ δι' οἶκτον, ἐκ τῆς πλευρᾶς σου ῥεύσαντι αἵματι.

A final abyss of sins has surrounded me, but as you did the Prophet Jonas, Lord, Lord, bring me up from corruption. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Ῥωσθεῖσα, ξυνωρὶς τῶν Μαρτύρων αὐτάδελφος, μετὰ πολλὰς τὰς βασάνους, τῷ Σταυρῷ παγεῖσα ἐστέφθη στέφει, ἀκηράτῳ, σὺν Εὐτροπίῳ ὁ θεῖος Κλεόνικος.

Let the spiritual sound of the trumpet fittingly ring out, as the heart from rational lips utters a hymn and sings the struggles of the martyrs. [EL]

Στίχ. Φυλασσόμενοι μάταια καὶ ψευδῆ, ἔλεον αὐτοῖς ἐγκατέλιπον.

Verse: Those who follow vanity and lies forsake their own mercy. [SAAS]

Ῥωσθεῖσα, ξυνωρὶς τῶν Μαρτύρων αὐτάδελφος, μετὰ πολλὰς τὰς βασάνους, τῷ Σταυρῷ παγεῖσα ἐστέφθη στέφει, ἀκηράτῳ, σὺν Εὐτροπίῳ ὁ θεῖος Κλεόνικος.

Let the spiritual sound of the trumpet fittingly ring out, as the heart from rational lips utters a hymn and sings the struggles of the martyrs. [EL]

Στίχ. Ὅσα ηὐξάμην ἀποδώσω σοι εἰς σωτηρίαν μου τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Verse: As much as I vowed, I shall offer up to You, to You, the Lord of Deliverance. [SAAS]

Ὁδεύσας Μαρτυρίου πορείαν ἀκλόνητον, ἥλοις πειρόμενος ἅμα, Βασιλίσκος πόδας συνέθλασε, τῶν δαιμόνων, τὰς κεφαλὰς πατήσας ὁ ἔνδοξος.

The hearts of the godless and hostile have been wounded, for Christ, stretching the Cross taut like a bow, has discharged the Martyrs as sharpened arrows. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ναόν σου, τὴν καρδίαν λαξεύσας ἀνέτρεψας, ἄγαλμα πλάνης συμφλέξας καὶ τὸ στέφος ξίφει, Μάρτυς ἐδέξω ἐκτμηθείς σου, κεφαλὴν Βασιλίσκε ἀοίδιμε.

With the weapons of justice and faith the noble Martyrs armed themselves for a contest with spiritual foes, and completely destroyed them. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡς ῥόδον, τῶν ἀκανθῶν ἐν μέσῳ εὑράμενος, καὶ καθαρώτατον κρίνον, καὶ κοιλάδων ἄνθος ὦ Θεομῆτορ, ὁ Νυμφίος, ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου Λόγος ἐσκήνωσε.

Save your servants from dangers, O Mother of God, for after God we all have recourse to you, as an unbreachable wall and protection. [EL]

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Θύσω σοι, μετὰ φωνῇς αἰνέσεως Κύριε, ἡ Ἐκκλησία βοᾷ σοι, ἐκ δαιμόνων λύθρου κεκαθαρμένη, τῷ δι' οἶκτον, ἐκ τῆς πλευρᾶς σου ῥεύσαντι αἵματι.

A final abyss of sins has surrounded me, but as you did the Prophet Jonas, Lord, Lord, bring me up from corruption. [EL]

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.)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Μαρτυρικόν. Ἦχος δʹ.

For the Martyrs. Mode 4.

Τῶν ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ Μαρτύρων σου, ὡς πορφύραν καὶ βύσσον τὰ αἵματα, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σου στολισαμένη, δι' αὐτῶν βοᾷ σοι· Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, τῷ λαῷ σου τοὺς οἰκτιρμούς σου κατάπεμψον, εἰρήνην τῇ πολιτείᾳ σου δώρησαι, καὶ ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Your Church is arrayed in the holy blood of Your Martyrs who witnessed throughout the world, as though in purple and fine linen. Through them she cries to You, Christ our God, "Send down to Your people Your tender love, grant peace from above to Your commonwealth, and to our souls Your great mercy." [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Γʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Εὐτροπίου, Κλεονίκου καὶ Βασιλίσκου.

On March 3 we commemorate the holy Martyrs Eftropios, Kleonikos, and Vasiliskos.

Τῇ αὐτῆ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Θεοδωρήτου, Πρεσβυτέρου Ἀντιοχείας.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Theodoritos, Presbyter of Antioch.

Τῇ αὐτῆ ἡμέρᾳ, οἱ Ἅγιοι Ζήνων καὶ Ζωῒλος ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦνται.

On this day Saints Zeno and Zoilos died in peace.

Τῇ αὐτῆ ἡμέρᾳ, ἡ Ὁσία Πιαμῶν ἡ παρθένος ἐν εἰρήνῃ τελειοῦται.

On this day the devout Saint Piamon the virgin died in peace.

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Τῶν Πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Verse: Blessed are You, the God of our fathers.

Ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, Ἀβραμιαῖοι Παῖδες τῇ Περσικῇ, πόθῳ εὐσεβείας μᾶλλον ἢ τῇ φλογί, πυρπολούμενοι ἐκραύγαζον· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ Ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

When the golden image was being worshipped on the plain of Deira, your three Youths trampled down the godless decree; cast into the midst of fire, refreshed with dew they sang: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Νῦν ἐπαξίως τῆς αἰωνίου ζωῆς λαβόμενοι, ὥσπερ ἐναθλοῦσιν ἔφη ὁ Ποιητής, Ἀθλοφόροι ἀναμέλπετε· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

Once the mouths of lions had no strength against Daniel's flesh; and nor did death against the Martyrs; in your hand, Lord Christ, the souls of the righteous live as they rejoice and sing: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης τῆς βασιλείας σου, ὁ ὑπερύμνητος καὶ ὑπερυψούμενος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Blessed are You on the throne of Your kingdom, and You are praised and exalted beyond measure unto the ages. [SAAS]

Νῦν ἐπαξίως τῆς αἰωνίου ζωῆς λαβόμενοι, ὥσπερ ἐναθλοῦσιν ἔφη ὁ Ποιητής, Ἀθλοφόροι ἀναμέλπετε· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

Once the mouths of lions had no strength against Daniel's flesh; and nor did death against the Martyrs; in your hand, Lord Christ, the souls of the righteous live as they rejoice and sing: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογημένος εἶ ἐν τῷ στερεώματι τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, ὁ ὑπερύμνητος καὶ ὑπερυψούμενος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Blessed are You in the firmament of heaven, for You are praised and glorified unto the ages. [SAAS]

Μυσταγωγίαν τὴν ὑπὲρ νοῦν καὶ κλέος καὶ στέφανον, κάλλος διαμένον ἄλυπον χαρμονήν, κληρωσάμενοι κραυγάζετε· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

The flame once bedewed the three youths in Babylon, while for the Champions the furnace of many gods died away; therefore seeing its deception reduced to ashes they cried out: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ τῇ τῶν βασάνων καρτερήσαντες, πλάνης ὑπηρέτας Μάρτυρες ἀκλινεῖς, κατεφλέξατε κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

Enraptured by love of you, O Christ, your Champions, as though clothed in a cloak of flesh that felt no pain, despised agonising torments and taking their delight in you they said: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Λῦσον Παρθένε, ἁμαρτιῶν μου τὸ χειρόγραφον, σῶσον ἐκ παντοίας βλάβης καὶ προσβολῆς, τοῦ δολίου, ἵνα κράζω σοι· Εὐλογημένη σύ, ἐν γυναιξὶ πανάμωμε Δέσποινα.

Like professionals your Champions, though tortured, triumphed for your confession, and with your grace inspired by God they confessed one nature in three persons and cried: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: O you works, to the Lord sing a hymn, and exalt Him beyond measure unto the ages.

Χεῖρας ἐκπετάσας Δανιήλ, λεόντων χάσματα, ἐν λάκκω ἔφραξε, πυρὸς δὲ δύναμιν ἔσβεσαν, ἀρετὴν περιζωσάμενοι, οἱ εὐσεβείας ἐρασταί, Παῖδες κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

God the Word, who sustains all things by his ineffable wisdom and brought them out of nothing into being, bless him as Lord, all you works of the Lord. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Πλήρης εὐφροσύνης καὶ χαρᾶς, φαιδρᾶς ἐφέστηκε, νῦν ἡ ἐτήσιος, ὑμῶν πανήγυρις Ἅγιοι, ἐν ᾗ πόθῳ εὐφημοῦντες ὑμᾶς, τῷ στεφοδότῃ καὶ Θεῷ, ὕμνοις κραυγάζομεν· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

The champions overthrew the intolerable folly of raving tyrants as they loudly sang: Bless the Lord, works of the Lord. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Πλήρης εὐφροσύνης καὶ χαρᾶς, φαιδρᾶς ἐφέστηκε, νῦν ἡ ἐτήσιος, ὑμῶν πανήγυρις Ἅγιοι, ἐν ᾗ πόθῳ εὐφημοῦντες ὑμᾶς, τῷ στεφοδότῃ καὶ Θεῷ, ὕμνοις κραυγάζομεν· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

The champions overthrew the intolerable folly of raving tyrants as they loudly sang: Bless the Lord, works of the Lord. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἄγγελοι Κυρίου, οὐρανοὶ Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, you heavens of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Ὡραῖοι οἱ μώλωπες ὑμῶν· ὥσπερ χρυσίον γάρ, καὶ λίθος τίμιος, Θεῷ ἐδείχθητε Μάρτυρες, οὓς ἐν πίστει προσκυνοῦμεν ἡμεῖς, τῷ ἐνισχύσαντι ὑμᾶς, Θεῷ κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Come to your senses, deceivers, and recognise the true Lord, the glorious Champions cried out: Bless the Lord, works of the Lord. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, ὕδατα πάντα τὰ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you waters above the heaven, all you powers of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Πηγὴ χαρισμάτων ἀψευδής, Χριστῷ ἐνδέδοται, σαφῶς τοῖς Μάρτυσι· καρπογονεῖ γὰρ ἡ ἄνικμος, καὶ ἡ ἄνυδρος ἐκβλύζει κρουνούς, καὶ ἡ ἀλόγων λογικῶς, φύσις ἐφέστηκεν· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα βοῶσα τὸν Κύριον.

Christ's Champions in now way thinking with idle sophistry, but filled with the divine Spirit, cried out: Bless the Lord, you works of the Lord. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, ἄστρα τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, you sun and moon, you stars of heaven, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὁ Λόγος οἰκήσας ἐν τῇ σῇ, κοιλίᾳ Ἄχραντε σάρξ ἐχρημάτισε, φύσιν θεώσας μου Δέσποινα, ὁ ὑπέρθεος τῇ ἄκρᾳ αὐτοῦ φιλανθρωπίᾳ, ὃν πιστῶς ὑμνοῦντες ψάλλομεν· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

The feet of the martyrs have been made beautiful by faith as they preach the gospel of the Nature in three Persons: Bless the Lord, works of the Lord. [EL]

(διαβαστά)

(read)

Στίχοι Ἐνδιάμεσοι Ὀγδόης Ὠδῆς.

Intermediate Verses of Ode Eight.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πᾶς ὄμβρος καὶ δρόσος, πάντα τὰ πνεύματα, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, every shower and dew, all you winds, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Εὐλογεῖτε, πῦρ καὶ καῦμα, ψῦχος καὶ καύσων, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you fire and heat, you winter cold and summer heat, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε δρόσοι καὶ νιφετοί, πάγοι καὶ ψῦχος, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you dews and snows, you frost and cold, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πάχναι καὶ χιόνες, ἀστραπαὶ καὶ νεφέλαι τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you hoarfrosts and snows, you lightning and clouds, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, φῶς καὶ σκότος, νύκτες καὶ ἡμέραι, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you light and darkness, you night and day, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, γῆ, ὄρη καὶ βουνοί, καὶ πάντα τὰ φυόμενα ἐν αὐτῇ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you earth, you mountains and hills, and all you things growing on the earth, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πηγαί, θάλασσα, καὶ ποταμοί, κήτη, καὶ πάντα τὰ κινούμενα ἐν τοῖς ὕδασι, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you springs, you seas and rivers, you sea-monsters and everything that moves in the waters, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

(ἐμμελῶς)

(sung)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Τὸν ἐν τῇ βάτῳ Μωσῇ.

Ode viii. Mode 2. N/M (Within the bush.)

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you birds of heaven, all ou wild animals and cattle, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Ὕπνον ἀπώθου ψυχή, τῆς δεινῆς ῥαθυμίας, καὶ προθύμως γρηγόρει, πρὸς τὰς θείας ἐντολάς, ἐγγίζει ὁ Νυμφίος, λαμπαδηφόρος σπεῦσον, αὐτῷ προσυπαντῆσαι.

Soul, put aside the wicked sleep of laziness, ⁄ and persevere with sincere vigilance in the Lord's commands. ⁄ The torch-bearing Bridegroom is drawing near; ⁄ let us hasten to greet Him! [OCA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, εὐλογείτω Ἰσραὴλ τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O children of men. Bless the Lord, O Israel, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Τραυματισθέντα δεινῶς, ἡδονῶν τῇ ῥομφαίᾳ, τῇ μοτώσει οἰκτίρμον, τῆς εὐσπλάγχνου σου ῥοπῆς, ἰάτρευσόν με Λόγε, ὅπως σε εὐχαρίστως, δοξάζω εἰς αἰῶνας.

Wounded by wicked pleasures, ⁄ heal me with the bountiful cure of Your merciful divine will, O Word, ⁄ and I will glorify You with thanksgiving forever. [OCA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἱερεῖς Κυρίου, δοῦλοι Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O priests of the Lord, O servants of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Ἀπὸ παθῶν βλαβερῶν, ἀπὸ φθόνου καὶ μίσους, ἀπὸ πάσης κακίας, ἐγκρατεύθητι ψυχή, σιτίοις τρεφομένη, τοῖς τὴν τρυφὴν τὴν ἄνω, ἀΰλως προξενοῦσι.

Restrain yourself, soul, from harmful passions, ⁄ from hate and envy and from every evil. ⁄ Be nourished in the Fast with the spiritual meat from heaven, ⁄ which is the Word of God. [OCA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πνεύματα καὶ ψυχαὶ Δικαίων, ὅσιοι καὶ ταπεινοὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, O holy ones and humble in heart, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Θεογεννῆτορ Ἁγνή, τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὰ ἕλκη, καὶ καρδίας τὰ πάθη, καὶ νοὸς τὰς ἐκτροπάς, θεράπευσον ὡς μόνη, ἁμαρτωλῶν βοηθός, καὶ πορθουμένων τεῖχος.

Pure Bearer of God, ⁄ heal the inclinations of my soul, ⁄ the passions of my heart; the instability of my mind. ⁄ You are the only helper of us sinners; the invincible wall. [OCA]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν Ποιητὴν τῆς κτίσεως

Ode viii. Mode pl. 1. (N/M)

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἀνανία, Ἀζαρία, καὶ Μισαήλ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Ἐν ἐγκρατείᾳ ἅπαντες, τὰς ψυχὰς πτερώσαντες, ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, εὐχὰς εὐπροσδέκτους, προσάξωμεν Κυρίῳ.

Having raised our souls toward heaven through abstinence, ⁄ let us offer acceptable prayers to the Lord. [OCA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἀπόστολοι, Προφῆται, καὶ Μάρτυρες Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O Apostles, Prophets, and Martyrs, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Πνεῦμα τῆς κατανύξεως, λαβόντες δακρύσωμεν, πρὸς λύτρον ψυχῶν ἀνυμνολογοῦντες, Χριστὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Receiving the spirit of compunction, ⁄ let us weep for the salvation of our souls, ⁄ glorifying Christ throughout all ages. [OCA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱὸν καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: We bless the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we sing a hymn to Him and exalt Him beyond measure unto the ages. [SAAS]

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Τριὰς ἡ ὁμοούσιος, καὶ Μονὰς ἡ ἄκτιστος, καὶ πάντων Θεός, σὲ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Trinity consubstantial, ⁄ Unity uncreated, God of all: ⁄ we exalt You throughout all ages. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἱκετηρίαν ποίησον, ὑπὲρ τῶν ὑμνούντων σε Πανάχραντε, ῥυσθῆναι παντοίων, πειρασμῶν καὶ κινδύνων.

Pray for all those who magnify you in song, pure One. ⁄ Deliver them from all temptations and dangers. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τρυφὴν πλουσίου πτύσαντες, δεῦτε τῷ Λαζάρῳ συννηστεύσωμεν, ἵνα ἡμᾶς θάλψῃ, τοῦ Ἀβραὰμ ὁ κόλπος.

Spitting out the food of the rich, ⁄ come, let us fast with Lazarus, ⁄ that we also may be comforted in the bosom of Abraham. [OCA]

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode pl. 1.

Τὸν Ποιητὴν τῆς κτίσεως, ὂν φρίττουσιν Ἄγγελοι, ὑμνεῖτε λαοί, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The Maker of all creation ⁄ whom the angels all fear: ⁄ sing and exalt him, people, throughout all ages! [OCA]

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.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode 2.

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]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Λίθος ἀχειρότμητος ὄρους, ἐξ ἀλαξεύτου σου Παρθένε, ἀκρογωνιαῖος ἐτμήθη, Χριστὸς συνάψας τὰς διεστώσας φύσεις. Διὸ ἐπαγαλλόμενοι σὲ Θεοτόκε μεγαλύνομεν.

The Word from God, who came with ineffable wisdom to renew Adam, who by eating had fallen dreadfully to corruption, incarnate inexpressibly for our sake from a holy Virgin, we the faithful with one mind magnify in hymns. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Νῦν τρανῶς τὴν δόξαν Κυρίου, στεφανηφόροι καθορῶντες, σὺν ταῖς Ἀσωμάτοις χορείαις, καὶ τῶν Μαρτύρων καὶ τῶν Δικαίων αὐτοῦ, Μάρτυρες οἱ τρισάριθμοι, ὑπέρ ὑμῶν θερμῶς πρεσβεύσατε.

The error of idols whose wood had overgrown of old the hearts of mortals, you burned up, O Christ, with the fire of the faith, when you assembled choirs Martyrs of true religion, who in hymns ceaselessly magnify you. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, ὅτι ἐπεσκέψατο καὶ ἐποίησε λύτρωσιν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ.

Verse: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people. [RSV]

Νῦν τρανῶς τὴν δόξαν Κυρίου, στεφανηφόροι καθορῶντες, σὺν ταῖς Ἀσωμάτοις χορείαις, καὶ τῶν Μαρτύρων καὶ τῶν Δικαίων αὐτοῦ, Μάρτυρες οἱ τρισάριθμοι, ὑπέρ ὑμῶν θερμῶς πρεσβεύσατε.

The error of idols whose wood had overgrown of old the hearts of mortals, you burned up, O Christ, with the fire of the faith, when you assembled choirs Martyrs of true religion, who in hymns ceaselessly magnify you. [EL]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἤγειρε κέρας σωτηρίας ἡμῖν, ἐν οἴκῳ Δαυῒδ τοῦ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ.

Verse: And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David. [RSV]

Ὅλον ἑαυτοῖς τὸν Σωτῆρα, εἰσοικισάμενοι ἀξίως, πόλις ἐγνωρίσθητε Θεοῦ, ἑδραιουμένη θείαις ἐπάλξεσιν, Εὐτρόπιος καὶ Κλεόνικος, σὺν Βασιλίσκῳ οἱ θεόφρονες.

The Martyrs abandoning transient glory and unstable wealth on earth, O Christ, having found you, the radiance of the glory, the wealth that cannot be taken away, have become heirs of eternal good things in heaven. [EL]

Στίχ. Καθὼς ἐλάλησε διὰ στόματος τῶν ἁγίων, τῶν ἀπ' αἰῶνος Προφητῶν αὐτοῦ. Σωτηρίαν ἐξ ἐχθρῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς πάντων τῶν μισούντων ἡμᾶς.

Verse: As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us. [RSV]

Ὑπὲρ τῶν πιστῶς ἐκτελούντων, τὴν παναγίαν ὑμῶν μνήμην, καὶ τοὺς ἱεροὺς εὐφημούντων, ἀγῶνας θείους, Μάρτυρες ἔνδοξοι, τὸν Κτίστην ἱκετεύσατε, ἁμαρτιῶν εὑρεῖν συγχώρησιν.

As at evening human nature was of old bent down beneath yokes of error, when you gave birth, pure Virgin, beyond nature to the Master of all things, who clearly sends forth the Martyrs as his heralds upon earth. [EL]

Στίχ. Ποιῆσαι ἔλεος μετὰ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ μνησθῆναι διαθήκης ἁγίας αὐτοῦ.

Verse: To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὺ μόνη ἀντίληψις ὤφθης, καὶ ἡ ἐλπὶς καὶ σωτηρία, σὺ καταφυγή μου καὶ τεῖχος, καὶ τῆς ψυχῆς μου θεία παράκλησις· διὸ με, Ἀειπάρθενε, ἐκ πάσης λύτρωσαι κολάσεως.

Virgin, Bride and Mother, accept too the ranks of the Saints who entreat your Son, O only hope of believers; and grant peace to the world, victories to our Christ-loving Sovereign, and salvation to us who sing your praise. [EL]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Τῶν γηγενῶν τίς ἤκουσε.

Ode ix. Mode 2. N/M (Among the earthborn.)

Στίχ. Ὅρκον, ὃν ὤμοσε πρὸς Ἀβραὰμ τὸν πατέρα ἡμῶν, τοῦ δοῦναι ἡμῖν ἀφόβως, ἐκ χειρὸς τῶν ἐχθρῶν ἡμῶν ῥυσθέντας.

Verse: The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we, be[ing] delivered from the hand of our enemies. [RSV]

Τῶν γηγενῶν, τίς οὕτως ὀλισθήσας, Θεὸν παρώργισε ποτὲ; τίς ταῖς ὁρμαῖς τῆς κακίας ἐξηκολούθησε, καὶ καταγώγιον ὤφθη τῆς ἁμαρτίας, ὥσπερ ἐγὼ ὁ τάλας; Ἀλλ' ὁ Θεός, ὁ θελητὴς τοῦ ἐλέους, σύ με οἴκτειρον.

Who among men has sinned against the Lord as much as I? ⁄ Who has remained in sin for as long as I, a wretched man? ⁄ But, O God, the Fountain of mercy, have compassion on me. [OCA]

Στίχ. Λατρεύειν αὐτῷ ἐν ὁσιότητι καὶ δικαιοσύνῃ ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ, πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν.

Verse: [That we] might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. [RSV]

Θεοειδῶν, Ἀγγέλων αἱ Δυνάμεις, τὸν εὐδιάλλακτον Θεόν, ἐκδυσωπήσατε, σῶσαι ψυχήν, εἰς πέλαγος, βιωτικῶν τε ἡδονῶν, καὶ τρικυμίαις παθῶν χειμαζομένην, καὶ προσβολαῖς τῶν ἐναντίων, πνευμάτων κινδυνεύουσαν.

Angelic powers who look on God, ⁄ entreat the One who is quick to forgive, ⁄ to save the soul, lost and adrift on the sea of this life's pleasures, ⁄ in a tempest of passions, ⁄ suffering from attacks of hostile spirits. [OCA]

Στίχ. Καὶ σύ, Παιδίον, Προφήτης Ὑψίστου κληθήσῃ· προπορεύσῃ γὰρ πρὸ προσώπου Κυρίου ἑτοιμάσαι ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ.

Verse: And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways. [RSV]

Δεῦρο ψυχὴ πτεροῖς κουφιζομένη, διὰ νηστείας ἀρετῶν, τῆς χαμαιζήλου κακίας ὑπεξανάστηθι, καὶ θεωρίαις ἐντρύφα, ταῖς φανωτάταις τρυφὴν ταῖς προξενούσαις τῶν ἀρετῶν, θεοειδὴς γενομένη, διὰ πίστεως.

Come, soul, take wing. ⁄ By the efforts of the fast arise from indolence. ⁄ Be filled with the vision of joy, ⁄ and behold God in faith! [OCA]

Στίχ. Τοῦ δοῦναι γνῶσιν σωτηρίας τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ, ἐν ἀφέσει ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν, διὰ σπλάγχνα ἐλέους Θεοῦ ἡμῶν.

Verse: To give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τίς ἀκουστὰς ποιήσει τὰς αἰνέσεις, σοῦ τῆς τεκούσης ὑπὲρ νοῦν, τὸν αἰνετὸν καὶ Δεσπότην Ἁγνὴ καὶ Κύριον, ὃν ὑπεραινοῦσιν, Ἀγγέλων Ταξιαρχίαι. Αὐτὸν οὖν ἐκδυσώπει, ὑπὲρ λαοῦ ἡμαρτηκότος, Παρθένε ἀπειρόγαμε.

Who can worthily proclaim your praise, ⁄ pure Virgin who gave birth ineffably to the exalted Master and Lord, ⁄ to whom the angelic hosts sing praise. ⁄ Pray to Him for all of us who have sinned exceedingly, ⁄ unwedded Bride. [OCA]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ἡσαΐα χόρευε

Ode ix. Mode pl. 1. (N/M)

Στίχ. Ἐν οἷς ἐπεσκέψατο ἡμᾶς ἀνατολὴ ἐξ ὕψους, ἐπιφᾶναι τοῖς ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ θανάτου καθημένοις.

Verse: When the day shall dawn upon us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. [RSV]

Ὁ καιρὸς εὐπρόσδεκτος, ἡ ἡμέρα, τῶν σωτηριῶν, προσάξωμεν τῷ Θεῷ, δῶρα ἀρετῶν, ἐν ᾧ ἀποθέμενοι, τὰ τοῦ σκότους, ἔργα ἀδελφοί, ἐπενδυσώμεθα, ὅπλα φωτός, καθώς Παῦλος βοᾷ.

This is the acceptable time. ⁄ This is the time for repentance. ⁄ Let us offer our virtues to God as gifts, ⁄ and set aside the works of darkness, ⁄ by putting on the armor of light ⁄ as the apostle Paul proclaims. [OCA]

Στίχ. Τοῦ κατευθῦναι τοὺς πόδας ἡμῶν εἰς ὁδὸν εἰρήνης.

Verse: To guide our feet into the way of peace. [RSV]

Δεῦτε ὡς ὁ Κύριος, ἐν νηστείᾳ, εἷλε τὸν ἐχθρόν, ἐν τούτῳ καὶ ἡμεῖς, θραύσωμεν αὐτοῦ, τὰ βέλη καὶ ἔνεδρα. Ὀπίσω μου ὕπαγε Σατάν, ἕκαστος λέγοντες, ἐν τῷ μέλλειν ἐκπειράζειν ἡμᾶς.

As the Lord killed the enemy by fasting, ⁄ so let us also come to destroy his arrows and spears, ⁄ saying: Get behind me, Satan! ⁄ when he comes to tempt us. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ὁμοουσιότητι, ἀνυμνῶ σε, ἄναρχε Τριάς, σεπτὴ ζωαρχική, ἄτμητε Μονάς. Πατὴρ ὁ ἀγέννητος, καὶ γεννητέ, Λόγε καὶ Υἱέ, Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, ἡμᾶς σῶσον τοὺς ὑμνοῦντάς σε.

I hymn the Trinity in Unity: ⁄ eternal, honorable, life-giving; ⁄ indivisible, consubstantial. ⁄ Unbegotten Father, begotten Word and Son, and Holy Spirit, ⁄ save us who hymn You! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπὲρ νοῦν ὁ Τόκος σου, Θεομῆτορ· ἄνευ γὰρ ἀνδρός, ἡ σύλληψις ἐν σοί, καὶ παρθενικῶς, ἡ κύησις γέγονε· καὶ γὰρ Θεός ἐστιν ὁ τεχθείς, ὂν μεγαλύνοντες, σὲ Παρθένε μακαρίζομεν.

Your fruit is above all understanding, Mother of God, ⁄ for in you conception took place without man, ⁄ and your childbearing was virginal. ⁄ God was born of you, ⁄ and we magnify and bless you, Virgin. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Νηστείᾳ προβάλλοντες, τῷ τῶν εὐχῶν, ὄρει καὶ ἡμεῖς, καρδίᾳ καθαρᾷ, ἴδωμεν Θεόν, τὰς πλάκας δεχόμενοι, τῶν ἐντολῶν, ἔνδον ὡς Μωσῆς, δόξῃ ἀστράπτοντες, τῷ προσώπῳ τῆς ἀγάπης αὐτοῦ.

Through fasting, let us look on God, ⁄ as we approach the mount of prayer with a pure heart, ⁄ and receive the tablet of His commandments as Moses did, ⁄ shining spiritually with them in the presence of God's love. [OCA]

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Heirmos (not metered). Mode pl. 1.

Ἡσαΐα χόρευε, ἡ Παρθένος ἔσχεν ἐν γαστρί, καὶ ἔτεκεν υἱὸν τὸν Ἐμμανουήλ, Θεόν τε καὶ ἄνθρωπον, ἀνατολὴ ὄνομα αὐτῷ, ὂν μεγαλύνοντες, τὴν Παρθένον μακαρίζομεν.

Rejoice, Isaiah, ⁄ a virgin is with child, ⁄ and shall bear a son Emmanuel: both God and man. ⁄ And Orient is his name, ⁄ whom magnifying, we call the Virgin blessed. [OCA]

Ἄξιόν ἐστιν ὡς ἀληθῶς μακαρίζειν σε τὴν Θεοτόκον, τὴν ἀειμακάριστον καὶ παναμώμητον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν. Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, ever blessed, most pure, and Mother of our God. 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.

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.)

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Φωταγωγικά

Photagogic Hymns

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ὁ τὸ φῶς ἀνατέλλων τῷ κόσμῳ σου, τὴν ἐν σκότει ψυχήν μου ὑπάρχουσαν, ἀπὸ πάσης ἁμαρτίας καθάρισον, πρεσβείαις τοῦ Προδρόμου, καὶ σῶσόν με.

O Lord, who cause the light to rise on Your world, purify from every sin my soul, which is in the darkness; by the intercessions of the Forerunner, and save me. [SD]

Ὁ τὸ φῶς ἀνατέλλων τῷ κόσμῳ σου, τὴν ἐν σκότει ψυχήν μου ὑπάρχουσαν, ἀπὸ πάσης ἁμαρτίας καθάρισον, πρεσβείαις τῶν Ἁγίων καὶ σῶσόν με.

O Lord, who cause the light to rise on Your world, purify from every sin my soul, which is in the darkness; by the intercessions of the Saints, and save me. [SD]

Ὁ τὸ φῶς ἀνατέλλων τῷ κόσμῳ σου, τὴν ἐν σκότει ψυχήν μου ὑπάρχουσαν, ἀπὸ πάσης ἁμαρτίας καθάρισον, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, καὶ σῶσόν με.

O Lord, who cause the light to rise on Your world, purify from every sin my soul, which is in the darkness; by the intercessions of the Theotokos, and save me. [SD]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Οἱ Αἶνοι. (διαβαστά)

Lauds. (read)

Ψαλμὸς ΡΜΗʹ (148).

Psalm 148.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν πάντα τὰ ἄστρα καὶ τὸ φῶς. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν, αὐτὸς ἐνετείλατο, καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν. Ἔστησεν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· πρόσταγμα ἔθετο, καὶ οὐ παρελεύσεται. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, δράκοντες καὶ πᾶσαι ἄβυσσοι· πῦρ, χάλαζα, χιών, κρύσταλλος, πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, τὰ ποιοῦντα τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ· τὰ ὄρη καὶ πάντες οἱ βουνοί, ξύλα καρποφόρα καὶ πᾶσαι κέδροι· τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, ἑρπετὰ καὶ πετεινὰ πτερωτά· βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ πάντες λαοί, ἄρχοντες καὶ πάντες κριταὶ γῆς· νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων· αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι ὑψώθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ μόνου· ἡ ἐξομολόγησις αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ. Καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας λαοῦ αὐτοῦ· ὕμνος πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ, λαῷ ἐγγίζοντι αὐτῷ.

Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the highest. Praise Him, all you His angels; praise Him, all you His hosts. Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars and light. Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the Lord's name, for He spoke, and they were made; He commanded, and they were created. He established them forever and unto ages of ages; He set forth His ordinance, and it shall not pass away. Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons and all the deeps, Fire and hail, snow and ice, stormy wind, which perform His word, mountains and all the hills, fruitful trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds, kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth, young men and maidens, elders with younger, let them praise the Lord's name, for His name alone is exalted; His thanksgiving is in earth and heaven. And He shall exalt the horn of His people, a hymn for all His saints, for the children of Israel, a people who draw near to Him. [SAAS]

Ψαλμὸς ΡΜΘʹ(149).

Psalm 149.

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ὁσίων. Εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Σιὼν ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν ἐπὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐν χορῷ, ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ ψαλτηρίῳ ψαλάτωσαν αὐτῷ, ὅτι εὐδοκεῖ Κύριος ἐν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑψώσει πραεῖς ἐν σωτηρίᾳ. Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν. Αἱ ὑψώσεις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν, καὶ ῥομφαῖαι δίστομοι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐκδίκησιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἐλεγμοὺς ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς, τοῦ δῆσαι τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν πέδαις καὶ τοὺς ἐνδόξους αὐτῶν ἐν χειροπέδαις σιδηραῖς, τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν αὐτοῖς κρῖμα ἔγγραπτον· δόξα αὕτη ἔσται πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ.

Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His holy ones. Let Israel be glad in Him who made him, and let the children of Zion greatly rejoice in their King. Let them praise His name with dance; with tambourine and harp let them sing to Him; for the Lord is pleased with His people, and He shall exalt the gentle with salvation. The holy ones shall boast in glory, and they shall greatly rejoice on their beds; the high praise of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand, to deal retribution to the nations, reproving among the peoples, to shackle their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to fulfill among them the written judgment: This glory have all His holy ones. [SAAS]

Ψαλμὸς ΡΝʹ (150).

Psalm 150.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν θεὸν ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν στερεώματι τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῷ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνῳ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Praise God in His saints; praise Him in the firmament of His power; praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. Praise Him with the sound of a trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre; praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute; praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Alleluia. [SAAS]

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.

Δοξολογία (διαβαστά)

Doxology (read)

Σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, Κύριε, 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. Ἀμήν. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία. Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν. Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ· Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα. 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. Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν. Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε, καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος. Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με· ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι. Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον· δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου. Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς· ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς. Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε. Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν. Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε· δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Δέσποτα· συνέτισόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητός εἶ, Ἅγιε· φώτισόν με τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου. Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· τὰ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σου μὴ παρίδῃς. Σοὶ πρέπει αἶνος, σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος, σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

To you belongs glory, O Lord our God, and to you we send up glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men. We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you, and we thank you, for your great glory. Lord, King, Heavenly God, Father Almighty; only-begotten Son, Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit. Lord God, the Lamb of God, the 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. Accept our supplication, you who sit at the right of the Father, and have mercy on us. For you are the only Holy One, you are the only Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. Every day I shall bless you, and I shall praise your name forever, and unto the ages of ages. Lord, you have become for us a refuge from generation to generation. I have said: Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against you. Lord, to you I have fled; teach me to do your will, for you are my God. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we shall see light. Extend your mercy to those who know you. Grant, O Lord, that in this day we may be kept without sin. Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our Fathers, and praised and glorified is your name unto the ages. Amen. Let your mercy, Lord, come upon us, just as we have hoped in you. Blessed are you, O Lord, teach me your commandments. Blessed are you, O Master, make me understand your commandments. Blessed are you, O Holy One, enlighten me with your commandments. Lord, your mercy remains forever, do not turn away from the works of your hands. To you belongs praise, to you belongs a hymn, to you belongs glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. 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.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀπόστιχα. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Aposticha. From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος γʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 3.

Ἀρξώμεθα λαοί, τῆς ἀμώμου Νηστείας, ἥτις ἐστὶ τῶν ψυχῶν σωτηρία, δουλεύσωμεν τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν φόβῳ, ἐλαίῳ εὐποιΐας, τὰς κεφαλὰς ἀλείψωμεν, καὶ ὕδατι ἁγνείας τὰ πρόσωπα νιψώμεθα, μὴ βαττολογήσωμεν, ἐν ταῖς προσευχαῖς, ἀλλ' ὡς ἐδιδάχθημεν, οὕτω βοήσωμεν· Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ παραπτώματα ἡμῶν, ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

Let us begin the pure fast, O people, ⁄ which is the salvation of our souls. ⁄ Let us serve the Lord with fear; ⁄ let us anoint our heads with the oil of good deeds. ⁄ Let us wash our faces with waters of purity. ⁄ Let us not use empty phrases in prayer, ⁄ but as we have been taught, let us cry out: ⁄ Our Father in heaven, forgive us our trespasses, ⁄⁄ for you are the Lover of mankind. [OCA]

Στίχ. Πρὸς σὲ ἦρα τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου τὸν κατοικοῦντα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ. Ἰδοὺ ὡς ὀφθαλμοὶ δούλων εἰς χεῖρας τῶν Κυρίων αὐτῶν, ὡς ὀφθαλμοὶ παιδίσκης εἰς χεῖρας τῆς Κυρίας αὐτῆς, οὕτως οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν πρὸς Κύριον τὸν θεὸν ἡμῶν, ἕως οὗ οἰκτειρῆσαι ἡμᾶς.

Verse: I lift my eyes to You, who dwell in heaven. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hands of their masters, as the eyes of the maidservant look to the hands of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God until He shall have compassion on us. [SAAS]

Ἀρξώμεθα λαοί, τῆς ἀμώμου Νηστείας, ἥτις ἐστὶ τῶν ψυχῶν σωτηρία, δουλεύσωμεν τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν φόβῳ, ἐλαίῳ εὐποιΐας, τὰς κεφαλὰς ἀλείψωμεν, καὶ ὕδατι ἁγνείας τὰ πρόσωπα νιψώμεθα, μὴ βαττολογήσωμεν, ἐν ταῖς προσευχαῖς, ἀλλ' ὡς ἐδιδάχθημεν, οὕτω βοήσωμεν· Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ παραπτώματα ἡμῶν, ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

Let us begin the pure fast, O people, ⁄ which is the salvation of our souls. ⁄ Let us serve the Lord with fear; ⁄ let us anoint our heads with the oil of good deeds. ⁄ Let us wash our faces with waters of purity. ⁄ Let us not use empty phrases in prayer, ⁄ but as we have been taught, let us cry out: ⁄ Our Father in heaven, forgive us our trespasses, ⁄⁄ for you are the Lover of mankind. [OCA]

Μαρτυρικόν.

For the Martyrs.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Στίχ. Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὅτι ἐπὶ πολὺ ἐπλήσθημεν ἐξουδενώσεως, ἐπὶ πλεῖον ἐπλήσθη ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν. Τὸ ὄνειδος τοῖς εὐθηνοῦσι, καὶ ἡ ἐξουδένωσις τοῖς ὑπερηφάνοις.

Verse: Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, for we are greatly filled with contempt; our soul is greatly filled with it. We are a disgrace to those who prosper, and a contempt to the arrogant. [SAAS]

Βασιλέων καὶ τυράννων, τὸν φόβον ἀπώσαντο οἱ Χριστοῦ Στρατιῶται, καὶ εὐθαρσῶς καὶ ἀνδρείως, αὐτὸν ὡμολόγησαν, τὸν ἁπάντων Κύριον, Θεὸν καὶ Βασιλέα, καὶ πρεσβεύουσιν, ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

The warriors of Christ ⁄ have rejected fear of kings and tormentors, ⁄ and with boldness and courage they confessed him: ⁄ our King, the Lord and God of all, ⁄⁄ and now they pray for our souls. [OCA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Θεοτόκε ἡ προστασία πάντων τῶν δεομένων, εἰς σὲ θαῤῥοῦμεν, εἰς σὲ καυχώμεθα, ἐν σοὶ πᾶσα ἡ ἐλπὶς ἡμῶν ἐστί. Πρέσβευε τῷ ἐκ σοῦ τεχθέντι, ὑπὲρ ἀχρείων δούλων σου.

O Theotokos, protection of all who pray to you, ⁄ we have boldness and exult in you. ⁄ We put all our hope in you. ⁄⁄ pray for your corrupt servants, to the one whom you bore. [OCA]

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Ἀγαθὸν τὸ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ψάλλειν τῷ ὀνόματί σου, Ύψιστε· τοῦ ἀναγγέλλειν τῷ πρωΐ τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου κατὰ νύκτα.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your mercy in the morning and Your truth at night. [SAAS]

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Τρισάγιον.

Trisagion Prayers.

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. 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.

Παναγία Τριάς, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Κύριε, ἱλάσθητι ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν. Δέσποτα, συγχώρησον τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῖν. Ἅγιε, ἐπίσκεψαι καὶ ἴασαι τὰς ἀσθενείας ἡμῶν, ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name's sake.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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.

Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου. Ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου. Γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον. Καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν. Καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ρῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

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Ὅτι σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Thine 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.)

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Ἐν τῷ Ναῷ ἑστῶτες τῆς δόξης σου, ἐν οὐρανῷ ἑστάναι νομίζομεν· Θεοτόκε, πύλη ἐπουράνιε, ἄνοιξον ἡμῖν τὴν θύραν τοῦ ἐλέους σου.

Standing in your glorious church, O Theotokos, we think we are standing in heaven. O heavenly Gate, open to us the door of your mercy.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (μʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (40)

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.

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.

Ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου εὐλόγησον, Πάτερ.

In the name of the Lord, Father, bless!

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Ἐπουράνιε Βασιλεῦ, τοὺς πιστοὺς ἄρχοντας ἡμῶν στερέωσον· τὴν πίστιν στήριξον· τὰ ἔθνη πράυνον· τὸν κόσμον εἰρήνευσον· τὴν ἁγίαν Ἐκκλησίαν (ἢ Μονὴν) ταύτην καλῶς διαφύλαξον· τοὺς προαπελθόντας πατέρας καὶ ἀδελφοὺς ἡμῶν ἐν σκηναῖς δικαίων τάξον· καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐν μετανοίᾳ καὶ ἐξομολογήσει παράλαβε, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

O heavenly King, uphold our rulers, strengthen the Faith, calm the nations, give peace to the world. Protect this holy Church (or, Monastery); grant our departed fathers and brethren that they may dwell with the righteous, and accept us in repentance and confession; for You are good and love mankind.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Εὐχὴ τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἐφραίμ

Prayer of St. Ephraim

Κύριε καὶ Δέσποτα τῆς ζωῆς μου, πνεῦμα ἀργίας, περιεργίας, φιλαρχίας καὶ ἀργολογίας μή μοι δῷς.

O Lord and Master of my life, do not permit the spirit of laziness and meddling, the lust for power and idle talk to come into me.

Πνεῦμα δὲ σωφροσύνης, ταπεινοφροσύνης, ὑπομονῆς καὶ ἀγάπης χάρισαί μοι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Instead, grant me, your servant, the spirit of prudence, humility, patience and love.

Ναί, Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου.

Yes, Lord and King, give me the power to see my own faults and not to judge my brother.

Ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

For you are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen. [HC]

Ἀναστάντες δέ ἀρχόμεθα· "Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν..." καὶ ψάλλομεν τὴν Αʹ Ὥραν.

Then we begin the First Hour, saying: "Come let us worship..."

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or:

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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

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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 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 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.)