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Octoechos - Grave Mode.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Τριώδιον

Triodion

Κυριακὴ Γʹ τῶν Νηστειῶν τῆς Σταυροπροσκυνήσεως

Third Sunday of Lent. Veneration of the Cross

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Ἦχος βαρύς.

Grave Mode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος βαρύς.

Grave Mode.

Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον, ἠνέῳξας τῷ Λῃστῇ τὸν Παράδεισον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλες, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις κηρύττειν ἐπέταξας· ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, You abolished death. To the robber You opened Paradise. The lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women You transformed, and You gave Your Apostles the order to proclaim to all that You had risen, O Christ our God, and granted the world Your great mercy. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Σταυροῦ.

Glory. For the Cross.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Σῶσον, Κύριε, τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, νίκας τοῖς βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος, καὶ τὸ σὸν φυλάττων διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου πολίτευμα.

Save, O Lord, Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting victory to the faithful over the enemy, and by Your Cross protecting Your commonwealth. [GOA]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Τοῦ Γαβριὴλ φθεγξαμένου σοι Παρθένε τὸ Χαῖρε, σὺν τῇ φωνῇ ἐσαρκοῦτο ὁ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης, ἐν σοὶ τῇ ἁγίᾳ κιβωτῷ, ὡς ἔφη ὁ δίκαιος Δαυΐδ. Ἐδείχθης πλατυτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν, βαστάσασα τὸν Κτίστην σου. Δόξα τῷ ἐνοικήσαντι ἐν σοί· δόξα τῷ προελθόντι ἐκ σοῦ· δόξα τῷ ἐλευθερώσαντι ἡμᾶς, διὰ τοῦ τόκου σου.

When Gabriel had uttered rejoice to you, O Virgin, * then with the voice was the Lord of all becoming incarnate * in you whom the holy Ark of old * prefigured, as righteous David said. * You carried your Creator and proved to be more spacious than the heavens. * Glory to Him who dwelt inside of you; * glory to Him who came forth from You; * glory be to Him who through your childbirth has set us free. [SD]

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PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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

For Yours is the dominion, and Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Ἦχος βαρύς.

Grave Mode.

Ἡ Ζωὴ ἐν τῷ τάφῳ ἀνέκειτο, καὶ σφραγὶς ἐν τῷ λίθῳ ἐπέκειτο, ὡς Βασιλέα ὑπνοῦντα, στρατιῶται ἐφύλαττον Χριστόν, καὶ Ἄγγελοι ἐδόξαζον, ὡς Θεὸν ἀθάνατον. Γυναῖκες δὲ ἐκραύγαζον· Ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Life was laid in the sepulcher, and a seal was laid on the stone. And as if guarding a king in his sleep, so the soldiers guarded Christ; and Angels glorified Him as the immortal God. The women cried aloud, "The Lord has risen, and granted the world great mercy." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τῇ τριημέρῳ ταφῇ σου σκυλεύσας τὸν θάνατον, καὶ φθαρέντα τὸν ἄνθρωπον, τῇ ζωηφόρῳ Ἐγέρσει σου, ἀναστήσας Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ὡς φιλάνθρωπος δόξα σοι.

In Your three-day entombment You despoiled death. By Your life-bearing rising You have resurrected corrupted man, in Your love for humanity, O Christ God. Glory to You. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡς τῆς ἡμῶν Ἀναστάσεως θησαύρισμα, τοὺς ἐπὶ σοὶ πεποιθότας Πανύμνητε, ἐκ λάκκου καὶ βυθοῦ πταισμάτων ἀνάγαγε· σὺ γὰρ τοὺς ὑπευθύνους τῇ ἁμαρτίᾳ, ἔσωσας τεκοῦσα τὴν σωτηρίαν, ἡ πρὸ τόκου Παρθένος, καὶ ἐν τόκῳ Παρθένος, καὶ μετὰ τόκον πάλιν οὖσα Παρθένος.

O all-praised Lady, our resurrection's treasury, do from the pit and the deep of offences draw us up, as we have put our trust in you. For you have saved us who were liable for sin, by giving birth unto our salvation. Virgin prior to bearing; and in bearing, a Virgin; and after bearing, still a Virgin. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

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Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος βαρύς.

Grave Mode.

Ἐσφραγισμένου τοῦ μνήματος, ἡ Ζωὴ ἐκ τάφου ἀνέτειλας Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων, τοῖς Μαθηταῖς ἐπέστης, ἡ πάντων ἀνάστασις· Πνεῦμα εὐθὲς δι' αὐτῶν ἐγκαινίζων ἡμῖν, κατὰ τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

O Life, You rose from the sepulcher, even though the tomb was secured with a seal, O Christ God. And though the doors had been bolted, You came to Your disciples, O Resurrection of all. Through them You renew a right spirit in us, according to Your great mercy. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμα ἔδραμον Γυναῖκες, μετὰ δακρύων μύρα φέρουσαι, καὶ στρατιωτῶν φυλασσόντων σε, τὸν τῶν ὅλων Βασιλέα, ἔλεγον πρὸς ἑαυτάς· Τίς ἀποκυλίσει ἡμῖν τὸν λίθον; ἀνέστη ὁ μεγάλης Βουλῆς Ἄγγελος, πατήσας τὸν θάνατον· Παντοδύναμε Κύριε, δόξα σοι.

In tears, the women bearing sweet spices went in haste to Your sepulcher. And they were saying to each other, "Who will roll away the stone for us?" For You, the King of all, were guarded by soldiers. The Angel of great Counsel has risen, after trampling on death. O Lord almighty, glory to You. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, λιμὴν καὶ προστασία τοῦ γένους τῶν ἀνθρώπων· ἐκ σοῦ γὰρ ἐσαρκώθη ὁ Λυτρωτὴς τοῦ κόσμου· μόνη γὰρ ὑπάρχεις Μήτηρ καὶ Παρθένος, ἀεὶ εὐλογημένη καὶ δεδοξασμένη, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, εἰρήνην δωρήσασθαι, πάσῃ τῇ οἰκουμένῃ.

Rejoice, Maiden full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos; a haven and protection are you for all of mankind. From you did the Redeemer of the world become incarnate, only you are both a Mother and a Virgin. O Lady ever blessed and ever filled with glory, intercede with Christ God, beseeching Him to grant peace to the universe. [SD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ. Τοῦ Σταυροῦ.

Kathisma III. For the Cross.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸ προσταχθέν.

Mode pl. 4. When he perceived.

Ἐν Παραδείσῳ μὲν τὸ πρίν, ξύλῳ ἐγύμνωσεν, ἐπὶ τῇ γεύσει ὁ ἐχθρός, εἰσφέρων νέκρωσιν, τοῦ Σταυροῦ δὲ τὸ ξύλον, τῆς ζωῆς τὸ ἔνδυμα, ἀνθρώποις φέρον ἐπάγη ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, καὶ Κόσμος ὅλος ἐπλήσθη πάσης χαρᾶς, ὃν ὁρῶντες προσκυνούμενον, Θεῷ ἐν πίστει λαοὶ συμφώνως ἀνακράξωμεν, πλήρης δόξης ὁ οἶκος αὐτοῦ.

Of old the tree in the garden stripped us naked, * and by its taste did the enemy bring in death. * Now the tree of the Cross, which for all mankind is bearing * the garment of life, was planted upon the earth, * and therefore is all the world filled with every joy. * As we see it revered today, let us, O peoples, cry aloud * together unto God in faith: * Full of glory is Your house, O Lord. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ἐν Παραδείσῳ μὲν τὸ πρίν, ξύλῳ ἐγύμνωσεν, ἐπὶ τῇ γεύσει ὁ ἐχθρός, εἰσφέρων νέκρωσιν, τοῦ Σταυροῦ δὲ τὸ ξύλον, τῆς ζωῆς τὸ ἔνδυμα, ἀνθρώποις φέρον ἐπάγη ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, καὶ Κόσμος ὅλος ἐπλήσθη πάσης χαρᾶς, ὃν ὁρῶντες προσκυνούμενον, Θεῷ ἐν πίστει λαοὶ συμφώνως ἀνακράξωμεν, πλήρης δόξης ὁ οἶκος αὐτοῦ.

Of old the tree in the garden stripped us naked, * and by its taste did the enemy bring in death. * Now the tree of the Cross, which for all mankind is bearing * the garment of life, was planted upon the earth, * and therefore is all the world filled with every joy. * As we see it revered today, let us, O peoples, cry aloud * together unto God in faith: * Full of glory is Your house, O Lord. [SD]

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DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Hypakoe. Grave Mode.

Ὁ ἡμετέραν μορφὴν ἀναλαβών, καὶ ὑπομείνας Σταυρὸν σωματικῶς, σῶσόν με τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

O Christ God, who took our form and bodily endured the Cross, save me by Your resurrection, as One who loves mankind. [SD]

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CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Antiphon I. Grave Mode.

Τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν Σιών, ἐκ πλάνης ἐπιστρέψας, κᾀμὲ Σωτὴρ ζώωσον, ἐξαίρων δουλοπαθείας.

You restored from wandering the captivity of Zion. From slavery to passions seize me, and quicken me, O Savior. [SD]

Ἐν τῷ νότῳ ὁ σπείρων θλίψεις, νηστείας μετὰ δακρύων, οὗτος χαρᾶς δρέψεται, δράγματα ἀειζωοτροφίας.

In the south he who sows afflictions with tears and with fasting will reap the sheaves of joy, the staff of life everlasting. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, πηγὴ τῶν θείων θησαυρισμάτων, ἐξ οὗ σοφία, σύνεσις, φόβος, αὐτῷ αἴνεσις, δόξα, τιμὴ καὶ κράτος.

In the Holy Spirit is the source of divine treasures; from Him is fear, understanding and wisdom; to Him praise is due, glory, honor and dominion. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Ἐὰν μὴ Κύριος οἰκοδομήσῃ οἶκον τὸν τῆς ψυχῆς, μάτην κοπιῶμεν· πλὴν γὰρ αὐτοῦ, οὐ πρᾶξις, οὐ λόγος τελεῖται.

Unless the Lord build the house of the soul, in vain do we labor; for without Him no action or word is accomplished. [SD]

Τοῦ καρποῦ τῆς γαστρός, οἱ Ἅγιοι πνευματοκινήτως, ἀναβλαστοῦσι πατρῷα δόγματα υἱοθεσίας.

As of the fruit of the womb, the Saints being moved by the Spirit, because of their adoption, produce His fatherly dogmas. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τὰ σύμπαντα τὸ εἶναι ἔχει· πρὸ πάντων γὰρ Θεός, τῶν ὅλων κυριότης, φῶς ἀπρόσιτον, ζωὴ τῶν πάντων.

In the Holy Spirit does everything have its being; for He is God before all, and universal lordship, unapproachable light, and the life of all things. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Οἱ φοβούμενοι τὸν Κύριον, ὁδοὺς ζωῆς εὑρόντες, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ μακαριοῦνται, δόξῃ ἀκηράτῳ.

They who fear the Lord and find the ways of life thereby both now and ever will be blessed with glory immortal. [SD]

Κύκλῳ τῆς τραπέζης σου, ὡς στελέχη βλέπων τὰ ἔκγονά σου, χαῖρε εὐφραίνου, προσάγων ταῦτα, τῷ Χριστῷ Ποιμενάρχα.

As you see your offspring round about your table like saplings, rejoice and be glad as you offer them to Christ, O chief shepherd. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, βυθὸς χαρισμάτων, πλοῦτος δόξης, κριμάτων βάθος μέγα, ὁμόδοξον Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῶ· λατρευτὸν γάρ.

In the Holy Spirit is an abyss of divine gifts, a wealth of glory, a great depth of judgments; He is identical in glory to the Father and the Son, for He is worshipped. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ὑψωθήτω ἡ χείρ σου, μὴ ἐπιλάθῃ τῶν πενήτων σου εἰς τέλος. (δίς)

Arise, O Lord my God, let Your hand be lifted high, and do not forget Your poor to the end. (2)

Στίχ. Ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι, Κύριε, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου.

Verse: I will give thanks to You, O Lord, with my whole heart.

Ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ὑψωθήτω ἡ χείρ σου, μὴ ἐπιλάθῃ τῶν πενήτων σου εἰς τέλος.

Arise, O Lord my God, let Your hand be lifted high, and do not forget Your poor to the end. [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Οὐκέτι τὸ κράτος τοῦ θανάτου, ἰσχύσει κατέχειν τοὺς βροτούς· Χριστὸς γὰρ κατῆλθε συντρίβων, καὶ λύων τὰς δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ, δεσμεῖται ὁ ᾍδης, Προφῆται συμφώνως ἀγάλλονται. Ἐπέστη λέγοντες Σωτήρ, τοῖς ἐν πίστει, ἐξέρχεσθε οἱ πιστοὶ εἰς τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

No longer will death's dominion have power to detain mortal men. For Christ went down and smashed and destroyed its powers. Now Hades is bound, and the Prophets in unison exult and declare: The Savior has appeared to those with faith. Come out, you faithful, to the Resurrection. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἔτρεμε κάτωθεν τὰ καταχθόνια σήμερον ὁ ᾍδης καὶ ὁ θάνατος τὸν ἕνα τῆς Τριάδος, ἡ γῆ ἐκλονεῖτο, πυλωροὶ δὲ ᾍδου ἰδόντες σε ἔπτηξαν, ἡ κτίσις δὲ πᾶσα σύν τοῖς Προφήταις χαίρουσα ψάλλει σοι, ἐπινίκιον ᾠδὴν τῷ λυτρωτῇ ἡμῶν Θεῷ τῷ καταλύσαντι νῦν θανάτου τὴν δύναμιν. Ἀλαλάξωμεν καὶ βοήσωμεν τῷ Ἀδάμ, καὶ τοῖς ἐξ Ἀδάμ. Ξύλον τοῦτον εἰσήγαγεν· ἐξέρχεσθε οἱ πιστοὶ εἰς τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

The netherworld below was trembling today -- Hades and Death before One of the Trinity. The earth was convulsing; and the wardens of hell, seeing You, cowered in fear, yet creation all, rejoicing with the Prophets, sings an ode of triumph to You, our Redeemer and God, who now has destroyed the power of Death. To Adam and to those who were born of him let us shout in triumph and cry aloud, "A Tree has brought this man back in. Come out, you faithful, to the Resurrection." [GKD]

Κοντάκιον τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Kontakion from Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος βαρύς. Αὐτόμελον.

Grave Mode. Automelon.

Οὐκέτι φλογίνη ῥομφαία φυλάττει τὴν πύλην τῆς Ἐδέμ· αὐτῇ γὰρ ἐπῆλθε παράδοξος σβέσις τὸ ξύλον τοῦ Σταυροῦ, θανάτου τὸ κέντρον, καὶ ᾍδου τὸ νῖκος ἐλήλαται, ἐπέστης δὲ Σωτήρ μου βοῶν τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ· Εἰσάγεσθε πάλιν εἰς τὸν Παράδεισον.

The fiery sword is not guarding the entrance to Eden anymore. For it was extinguished in paradoxical manner by the tree of the Cross. The sting of death and the victory of Hades have been stricken. And You, my Savior, came and cried out to those in Hades: Enter again into Paradise. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τρεῖς σταυροὺς ἐπήξατο ἐν Γολγοθᾶ ὁ Πιλᾶτος, δύο τοῖς λῃστεύσασι, καὶ ἕνα τοῦ Ζωοδότου, ὃν εἶδεν ὁ ᾍδης, καὶ εἶπε τοῖς κάτω· Ὦ λειτουργοί μου καὶ δυνάμεις μου τίς ὁ ἐμπήξας ἧλον τῇ καρδίᾳ μου; ξυλίνῃ με λόγχῃ ἐκέντησεν ἄφνω καὶ διαῤῥήσομαι, τὰ ἔνδον μου πονῶ, τὴν κοιλίαν μου ἀλγῶ, τὰ αἰσθητήριά μου, μαιμάσσει τὸ πνεῦμά μου, καὶ ἀναγκάζομαι ἐξερεύξασθαι τὸν Ἀδὰμ καὶ τοὺς ἐξ Ἀδάμ, ξύλῳ δοθέντας μοι· ξύλον γὰρ τούτους εἰσάγει πάλιν εἰς τὸν Παράδεισον.

On Golgotha did Pilate lift up crosses three: two for those guilty of larceny, and one for Him who gives us life, whom Hades spied and voiced to those below, "My ministers and governors: my heart! - who has affixed it with a nail? A lance of wood abruptly pierced me through, and I am rent in twain. My inner parts distressingly are pained, my belly aches, the organs of my senses. My breathing pants and am compelled Adam and those of Adam to expel, who by a tree were given me. For it is a tree that leads them back again into Paradise." [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΒʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Βασιλείου, Πρεσβυτέρου τῆς Ἀγκυρανῶν Ἐκκλησίας.

On March 22 we commemorate the holy hieromartyr Basil, Presbyter of the Church of Ancyra.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη αἱ Ἅγιαι Μάρτυρες, Καλλινίκη καὶ Βασίλισσα, ξίφει τελειοῦνται.

On this day we also commemorate the holy women martyrs, Kallinike and Vasilissa, who died by the sword.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ἁγίας Δροσίδος, θυγατρὸς Τραϊανοῦ τοῦ Βασιλέως, καὶ τῶν σὺν αὐτῇ πέντε Κανονικῶν.

On this day we also commemorate St. Drosis, daughter of the emperor Trajan, and the five consecrated virgins with her.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Νέος Ὁσιομάρτυς Εὐθύμιος, ὁ ἐν Κωσταντινουπόλει ἀθλήσας ἐν ἔτει 1814, ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The holy new devout martyr Efthymios, who contested in Constantinople in the year 1814, died by the sword.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Κυριακῇ τρίτῃ τῶν Νηστειῶν, τὴν Προσκύνησιν ἑορτάζομεν τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ.

On this day, the third Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the veneration of the precious and life-giving Cross.

Στίχοι.

Τὸν Σταυρὸν γῆ σύμπασα προσκυνησάτω,

Let all the earth adore the Cross,

Δι' οὗ περ ἔγνωκε σὲ προσκυνεῖν, Λόγε.

Through which it learned to adore You, the Word.

Τῇ αὐτοῦ δυνάμει, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ ἡμᾶς τῶν τοῦ πονηροῦ διαφύλαξον ἐπηρειῶν, καὶ τὰ θεῖά σου Πάθη, καὶ τὴν ζωηφόρον Ἀνάστασιν προσκυνῆσαι ἀξίωσον, τὸ τεσσαρακονθήμερον εὐμαρῶς διανύσαντας στάδιον, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὡς μόνος ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

By the power of Your Cross, O Christ our God, guard us against the wanton assaults of the evil one, and make us worthy to worship Your divine Passion and life-bringing Resurrection, to finish the course of the forty-day fast with ease, and have mercy on us, as You alone are good and love humanity.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

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CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Γʹ Κυριακῆς τῶν Νηστειῶν

Katavasias of Third Sunday of Lent

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Mode 1.

Ὁ θειότατος προετύπωσε πάλαι Μωσῆς, ἐν Ἐρυθρᾷ θαλάσσῃ, διαβιβάσας Ἰσραήλ, τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὴν ὑγράν, τῇ ῥάβδῳ τεμών, ᾠδήν σοι ἐξόδιον, ἀναμέλπων Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός.

That most godly prophet Moses prefigured Your Cross * in the Red Sea of old, O Savior. * For he divided the water with the rod in his hand, * and led Israel across, * and sang You a sacred ode of exodus, O Christ our God. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Στερέωσον Δεσπότα Χριστέ, τῷ Σταυρῷ σου ἐν πέτρᾳ με τῇ τῆς πίστεως μὴ σαλευθῆναι τὸν νοῦν, ἐχθροῦ προσβολαῖς τοῦ δυσμενοῦς, μόνος γὰρ εἶ ἅγιος.

O Christ, set me firmly on the rock of the Faith, by the power of Your all-holy Cross, * so that my mind will not move when tempted by the enemy's assaults. * Only You are holy, O Lord. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ σε Δυνατὲ φωστὴρ ὁ μέγας κατιδὼν τρόμῳ ἐπαρθεὶς τὰς ἀκτῖνας συνέστειλεν ἔκρυψε, πᾶσα δὲ Κτίσις ὕμνησεν, ἐν φόβῳ τὴν σὴν μακροθυμίαν· καὶ γὰρ ἐπλήσθη ἡ γῆ, τῆς σῆς αἰνέσεως.

O mighty Lord, when the sun beheld You hanging on the Cross, * that great luminary shuddered, * retracted and hid its rays; and all creation fearfully * sang a hymn extolling Your forbearance. * Indeed the earth has been filled with Your praise, O God. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ὀρθρίζοντές σε ἀνυμνοῦμεν, Σωτὴρ τοῦ Κόσμου εἰρήνην, εὑράμενοι τῷ Σταυρῷ σου, δι οὗ ἀνεκαίνισας, τὸ γένος τὸ ἀνθρώπινον, φῶς πρός, ἀνέσπερον ἄγων ἡμᾶς.

We rise early and we extol You, * for through Your Cross we found peace that passes all understanding. * Through it You, the Savior of the world, renewed the human race, * leading us to the unsetting light. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Τὸν τύπον τοῦ θείου Σταυροῦ Ἰωνᾶς ἐν κοιλίᾳ τοῦ κήτους, τεταμέναις παλάμαις, προδιεχάραξε καὶ ἀνέθορε σεσωσμένος τοῦ θηρὸς τῇ δυνάμει σου Λόγε.

When Jonah was in the belly of the whale, * he extended his arms and thus foreshadowed the figure of Your holy Cross, O Lord. * Then he bounded forth * from the monster, being saved by Your power, O Logos. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Φλογώσεως ὁ Παῖδας ῥυσάμενος σάρκα προσλαβόμενος, ἦλθεν ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ Σταυρῷ προσηλωθείς, σωτηρίαν ἡμῖν ἐδωρήσατο, ὁ μόνος εὐλογητὸς τῶν Πατέρων Θεός, καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

The same One who saved those Servants from the furnace fire * has become incarnate now. * He has come to earth. * He was nailed upon the Cross. * He has granted salvation to us. * He alone is the God of our fathers, blessed and exceedingly glorious. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Χεῖρας ἐν τῷ λάκκῳ βληθεὶς τῶν λεόντων, ποτὲ ὁ μέγας ἐν Προφήταις, σταυροειδῶς ἐκπετάσας, Δανιὴλ ἀβλαβής, ἐκ τῆς τούτων καταβρώσεως σέσωσται, εὐλογῶν Χριστόν, τὸν Θεὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Daniel, who is known as one great among the Prophets, * was cast into the lions' den and was preserved from being eaten; * for he stretched out his hands in the form of a cross and was kept unharmed, * as he was blessing Christ our God unto the ages. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Ζʹ

Eothinon 7

Ἰωάννην Κʹ 1-10

John. 20:1-10

Τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἔρχεται πρωῒ σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης, εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον· καὶ βλέπει τὸν λίθον ἠρμένον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου. Τρέχει οὖν, καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον, καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἄλλον μαθητήν, ὃν ἐφίλει ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· ᾞραν τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ Πέτρος καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητής, καὶ ἤρχοντο εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον. Ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ· καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς προέδραμε τάχιον τοῦ Πέτρου, καὶ ἦλθε πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ παρακύψας, βλέπει κείμενα τὰ ὀθόνια· οὐ μέντοι εἰσῆλθεν. Ἔρχεται οὖν Σίμων Πέτρος ἀκολουθῶν αὐτῷ, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ θεωρεῖ τὰ ὀθόνια κείμενα· καὶ τὸ σουδάριον, ὃ ἦν ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, οὐ μετὰ τῶν ὀθονίων κείμενον, ἀλλὰ χωρὶς ἐντετυλιγμένον εἰς ἕνα τόπον. Τότε οὖν εἰσῆλθε καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς ὁ ἐλθὼν πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ εἶδε, καὶ ἐπίστευσεν. Οὐδέπω γὰρ ᾔδεισαν τὴν Γραφήν, ὅτι δεῖ αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῆναι. Ἀπῆλθον οὖν πάλιν πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς οἱ μαθηταί.

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying and the napkin, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that He must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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

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

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CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

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

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

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

Ἰδιόμελα τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Idiomela from the Triodion.

Δόξα. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Glory. Mode pl. 4.

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

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

Καὶ νῦν. Ὁ αὐτός.

Both now. Same Mode.

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

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

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode 1.

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

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

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

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

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

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

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

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

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

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

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

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

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

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

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

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

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

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

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

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

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

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

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

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

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Ὦ Μῆτερ Παρθένε, καὶ Θεοτόκε ἀψευδής, ἡ τεκοῦσα ἀσπόρως, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν, τὸν ἐν Σταυρῷ ὑψωθέντα σαρκί, σὲ οἱ πιστοί, ἅπαντες ἀξίως, σὺν τούτῳ νῦν μεγαλύνομεν.

O true Theotokos and virgin Mother, you conceived * without seed, and you gave birth to the Savior, Christ our God, * who in the flesh was lifted on the Cross. * All we, the faithful, worthily now praise you * and magnify you along with Him. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

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

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

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

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Ζʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Seventh Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ὅτι ἦραν τὸν Κύριον, τῆς Μαρίας εἰπούσης, ἐπὶ τὸν τάφον ἔδραμον, Σίμων Πέτρος, καὶ ἄλλος, Μύστης Χριστοῦ, ὃν ἠγάπα, ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο, καὶ εὗρον τὰ ὀθόνια, ἔνδον κείμενα μόνα, καὶ κεφαλῆς, ἦν δὲ τὸ σουδάριον χωρὶς τούτων· διὸ πάλιν ἡσύχασαν, τὸν Χριστὸν ἕως εἶδον.

When Mary Magdalene had said * that the Lord had been taken, * to the tomb Simon Peter ran * as did the other mystic of Christ, who was the beloved. * Both of them ran together * and found the linen cloths inside * by themselves lying, and also not with these * was the napkin from His head lying rolled up. * And therefore they went back in peace * until they saw the Lord Christ. [SD]

Ἐξαποστειλάριον. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Exaposteilarion. From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Σταυρὸν Χριστοῦ τὸν τίμιον, σήμερον προτεθέντα ἰδόντες προσκυνήσωμεν, καὶ πιστῶς εὐφρανθῶμεν, κατασπαζόμενοι πόθῳ, τὸν ἐν τούτῳ θελήσει, σταυρωθέντα αἰτούμενοι, Κύριον ἀξιῶσαι, πάντας ἡμᾶς, τὸν Σταυρὸν τὸν τίμιον προσκυνῆσαι, καὶ φθάσαι τὴν Ἀνάστασιν, πάντας ἀκατακρίτως.

Today the precious Cross of Christ * is to be set before us. * Seeing it let us faithfully * venerate it with gladness, * thereby with longing saluting * the Lord who by His own will * was thereon crucified for us, * and let us pray Him that He account us all * worthy of revering His Cross most precious, * and of arriving uncondemned * at the bright Resurrection. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Τὸ ξύλον ἐν ᾧ Πάνσεμνε τὰς ἀχράντους παλάμας, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἐξέτεινε, προσπαγεὶς ὁ Υἱός σου, νῦν εὐσεβῶς προσκυνοῦμεν, δὸς ἡμῖν τὴν εἰρήνην, καὶ τὰ κοσμοσωτήρια, φθάσαι πάνσεπτα Πάθη, καὶ τὴν λαμπράν, καὶ κοσμοχαρμόσυνον προσκυνῆσαι, τοῦ Πάσχα κυριώνυμον καὶ φωσφόρον ἡμέραν.

Your Son stretched out immaculate * hands and was nailed for our sake * onto the Cross, the wood of which * we are now venerating with faith, all-decorous Maiden. * Grant to us peace, we pray you, * and the world-saving, all-divine * Passion may we attain; and may we adore * the resplendent day when the world rejoices, * the shining day that bears the name * of the Lord, namely Pascha. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Lauds. Grave Mode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Στιχηρὸν Αʹ. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Sticheron 1. Grave Mode.

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

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

Ἀνέστη Χριστὸς ἐκ νεκρῶν, λύσας θανάτου τὰ δεσμά, εὐαγγελίζου γῆ χαρὰν μεγάλην, αἰνεῖτε οὐρανοὶ Θεοῦ τὴν δόξαν.

Christ has risen from the dead, having loosed the bonds of death; O earth, proclaim the good tidings of great joy; O heavens, praise the glory of God. [SD]

Στιχηρὸν Βʹ. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Sticheron 2. Grave Mode.

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

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

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν ἅγιον Κύριον, Ἰησοῦν τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον.

Having seen the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless One. [SD]

Στιχηρὸν Γʹ. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Sticheron 3. Grave Mode.

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

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

Χριστοῦ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν, προσκυνοῦντες οὐ παυόμεθα· αὐτὸς γὰρ ἡμᾶς ἔσωσεν, ἐκ τῶν ἀνομιῶν ἡμῶν, ἅγιος Κύριος Ἰησοῦς, ὁ δείξας τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

We do not cease to adore the Resurrection of Christ; for He it is who saved us from our iniquities. Holy is Lord Jesus who showed us the Resurrection. [SD]

Στιχηρὸν Δʹ. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Sticheron 4. Grave Mode.

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

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

Τί ἀνταποδώσωμεν τῷ Κυρίῳ, περὶ πάντων ὧν ἀνταπέδωκεν ἡμῖν, δι' ἡμᾶς Θεὸς ἐν ἀνθρώποις, διὰ τὴν καταφθαρεῖσαν φύσιν, ὁ Λόγος σάρξ ἐγένετο, καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν, πρὸς τοὺς ἀχαρίστους ὁ Εὐεργέτης, πρὸς τοὺς αἰχμαλώτους ὁ Ἐλευθερωτής, πρὸς τοὺς ἐν σκότει καθημένους, ὁ Ἥλιος τῆς δικαιοσύνης ἐπὶ τὸν Σταυρόν ὁ ἀπαθής, ἐπὶ τὸν ᾍδην τὸ φῶς, ἐπὶ τὸν θάνατον ἡ ζωή , ἡ Ἀνάστασις διὰ τοὺς πεσόντας, πρὸς ὃν βοήσωμεν, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

What shall we give to the Lord in return for all that He has rendered to us? For us did God come among men. For our corrupted nature did the Logos become flesh and dwell among us. The Benefactor came to the ungrateful; the Liberator to the captives; the Sun of Righteousness to those who sit in darkness. He who is dispassionate suffered on the cross; the Light shone in Hell. He who is Life has trampled on death. For the fallen He is the resurrection. Let us cry out to Him, Glory to You our God. [SD]

Τοῦ Σταυροῦ.

For the Cross.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὡς γενναῖον ἐν Μάρτυσι.

Mode 4. To a brave one.

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

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

Ἐν φωναῖς ἀλαλάξωμεν, ἐν ᾠδαῖς μεγαλύνωμεν, τὸν Σταυρὸν τὸν τίμιον, ἀσπαζόμενοι, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐκβοήσωμεν· Σταυρὲ πανσεβάσμιε, καθαγίασον ἡμῶν τὰς ψυχάς καὶ τὰ σώματα, τῇ δυνάμει σου, καὶ παντοίας ἐκ βλάβης ἐναντίων, διατήρησον ἀτρώτους τοὺς εὐσεβῶς προσκυνοῦντάς σε.

Let us joyfully cry aloud, and in odes let us magnify * the all-precious Cross and salute it with a kiss. * And let us cry out to it and say, * O Cross ever-ven'rable, by the power you possess, * sanctify us in every way, soul and body too. * From all manner of injury arising from our enemies preserve us * who venerate in piety. [SD]

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

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

Ἐν φωναῖς ἀλαλάξωμεν, ἐν ᾠδαῖς μεγαλύνωμεν, τὸν Σταυρὸν τὸν τίμιον, ἀσπαζόμενοι, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐκβοήσωμεν· Σταυρὲ πανσεβάσμιε, καθαγίασον ἡμῶν τὰς ψυχάς καὶ τὰ σώματα, τῇ δυνάμει σου, καὶ παντοίας ἐκ βλάβης ἐναντίων, διατήρησον ἀτρώτους τοὺς εὐσεβῶς προσκυνοῦντάς σε.

Let us joyfully cry aloud, and in odes let us magnify * the all-precious Cross and salute it with a kiss. * And let us cry out to it and say, * O Cross ever-ven'rable, by the power you possess, * sanctify us in every way, soul and body too. * From all manner of injury arising from our enemies preserve us * who venerate in piety. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

Verse: Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet; for He is holy. [SAAS]

Προσελθόντες ἀρύσατε, μὴ κενούμενα νάματα, τοῦ Σταυροῦ τῇ χάριτι, προερχόμενα, ἰδοὺ προκείμενον βλέποντες τὸ Ξύλον τὸ ἅγιον, χαρισμάτων τὴν πηγὴν ἀρδομένην τῷ Αἵματι καὶ τῷ ὕδατι τοῦ Δεσπότου τῶν ὅλων, τοῦ ἐν τούτῳ, ἑκουσίως ὑψωθέντος καὶ τοὺς βροτοὺς ἀνυψώσαντος.

Come, believers, and faithfully * draw the waters that never fail, * issuing abundantly by the Cross's grace, * as we behold set before us now * the wood of the holy tree, * yes, the wellspring of the gifts * of the Spirit, which is itself * watered by the blood * and the water that issued from the Master who was willingly exalted * thereon, exalting humanity. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὁ δὲ Θεὸς βασιλεὺς ἡμῶν πρὸ αἰώνων, εἰργάσατο σωτηρίαν ἐν μέσῳ τῆς γῆς.

Verse: God is our King before the ages; He worked salvation in the midst of the earth. [SAAS]

Ἐκκλησίας ἑδραίωμα, βασιλέων κραταίωμα μοναζόντων καύχημα καὶ διάσωσμα, σὺ εἶ Σταυρὲ πανσεβάσμιε, διὸ προσκυνοῦντές σε, καὶ καρδίας καὶ ψυχάς, φωτιζόμεθα σήμερον, θείᾳ χάριτι, τοῦ ἐν σοὶ προσπαγέντος, καὶ τὸ κράτος, τοῦ δολίου καθελόντος καὶ τὴν ἀρὰν ἀφανίσαντος.

The support of the Church are you, * and the strength of the emperors; * boast of the monastics and their deliverance * are you, all-ven'rable Cross of Christ. * And now as we venerate * you today, our hearts and souls * are illumined ineffably by the grace divine * of the Lord who was nailed to you and brought down * the dominion of the sly one, * and who abolished the ancient curse. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Glory. From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Τὴν ὑψηλόφρονα γνώμην τῶν κακίστων Φαρισαίων ὁ πάντων Κύριος παραβολικῶς ἐκφεύγειν ταύτην ἐδίδαξε καὶ μὴ ὑψηλοφρονεῖν, παρ' ὃ δεῖ φρονεῖν, πάντας ἐπαίδευσεν ὑπογραμμὸς καὶ τύπος ὁ αὐτὸς γενόμενος, μέχρι Σταυροῦ καὶ θανάτου, ἑαυτὸν ἐκένωσεν. Εὐχαριστοῦντες οὖν σὺν τῷ Τελώνῃ εἴπωμεν, ὁ παθὼν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καὶ ἀπαθής διαμείνας Θεὸς τῶν παθῶν ἡμᾶς ῥῦσαι, καὶ σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

To flee the high-minded opinion of the Pharisees most wicked, the Lord of all things taught us by way of parable, and instructed us all not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought. He Himself became our model and example, having emptied Himself even unto the Cross and death. In thanksgiving, then, with the Publican let us say, "You endured the Passion for us and yet remained dispassionate God, from our sinful passions free us, and grant salvation to our souls." [GKD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπερευλογημένη ὑπάρχεις, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· διὰ γὰρ τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθέντος, ὁ ᾅδης ἠχμαλώτισται, ὁ Ἀδὰμ ἀνακέκληται, ἡ κατάρα νενέκρωται, ἡ Εὔα ἠλευθέρωται, ὁ θάνατος τεθανάτωται, καὶ ἡμεις ἐζωοποιήθημεν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες βοῶμεν· Εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ οὕτως εὐδοκήσας δόξα σοι.

You are supremely blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For through Him who from you became incarnate was Hades taken prisoner, and Adam has been summoned back; the curse has been neutralized, and Eve has been liberated; death has been put to death, and we have been brought to life. Therefore extolling we cry out: O Christ our God, You are blessed, for so was Your good pleasure. Glory to You! [SD]

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

Every day I will bless You, and Your name will I praise to eternity, and to the ages of ages.

Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day, that we be kept without sin.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν.

Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name to the ages. Amen.

Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ.

Let Your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we have set our hope on You.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με, ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι.

Lord, You have been our refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me. Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.

Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον. Δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου.

Lord, I have fled to You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.

Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς, ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς.

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light.

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (ἐκ γʹ)

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3)

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

As the choirs sing the Holy God for the Great Doxology, the priest processes to the solea or around the nave of the church holding the tray with the cross. On the solea he circles the table three times before placing it on the table. When the Doxology is finished, he says:

As the choirs sing the Holy God for the Great Doxology, the priest processes to the solea or around the nave of the church holding the tray with the cross. On the solea he circles the table three times before placing it on the table. When the Doxology is finished, he says:

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί.

Wisdom. Arise.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Σῶσον, Κύριε, τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, νίκας τοῖς βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος, καὶ τὸ σὸν φυλάττων διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου πολίτευμα.

Save, O Lord, Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting victory to the faithful over the enemy, and by Your Cross protecting Your commonwealth. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Σῶσον, Κύριε, τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, νίκας τοῖς βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος, καὶ τὸ σὸν φυλάττων διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου πολίτευμα. (δίς)

Save, O Lord, Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting victory to the faithful over the enemy, and by Your Cross protecting Your commonwealth. (2)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Τὸν Σταυρόν σου προσκυνοῦμεν, Δέσποτα, καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν δοξάζομεν.

We venerate Your Cross, O Master, and we glorify Your Holy Resurrection. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τὸν Σταυρόν σου προσκυνοῦμεν, Δέσποτα, καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν δοξάζομεν. (δίς)

We venerate Your Cross, O Master, and we glorify Your Holy Resurrection. (2)

The clergy venerate the cross first, followed by the faithful. While they are venerating, the following Idiomela may be chanted.

The clergy venerate the cross first, followed by the faithful. While they are venerating, the following Idiomela may be chanted.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Δεῦτε πιστοὶ τὸ ζωοποιὸν Ξύλον προσκυνήσωμεν, ἐν ᾧ Χριστὸς ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῆς δόξης ἑκουσίως χεῖρας ἐκτείνας ὕψωσεν ἡμᾶς εἰς τὴν ἀρχαίαν μακαριότητα, οὓς πρὶν ὁ ἐχθρός, δι' ἡδονῆς συλήσας, ἐξορίστους Θεοῦ πεποίηκε. Δεῦτε πιστοὶ Ξύλον προσκυνήσωμεν, δι' οὗ ἠξιώθημεν, τῶν ἀοράτων ἐχθρῶν συντρίβειν τὰς κάρας. Δεῦτε πᾶσαι αἱ πατριαὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν τὸν Σταυρὸν τοῦ Κυρίου ὕμνοις τιμήσωμεν. Χαίροις Σταυρὲ τοῦ πεσόντος Ἀδὰμ ἡ τελεία λύτρωσις, ἐν σοὶ οἱ πιστότατοι Βασιλεῖς ἡμῶν καυχῶνται ὡς τῇ σῇ δυνάμει, Ἰσμαηλίτην λαόν, κραταιῶς ὑποτάττοντες. Σὲ νῦν μετὰ φόβου, Χριστιανοὶ ἀσπαζόμεθα, καὶ τὸν ἐν σοὶ προσπαγέντα Θεὸν δοξάζομεν λέγοντες· Κύριε ὁ ἐν αὐτῷ προσπαγείς, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

Come, O believers, let us venerate the life-giving Cross. For Christ, the King of glory, voluntarily extended His hands on it and raised us up to the original blessedness, after the enemy long ago had captured us with the bait of pleasure, and caused us to be exiled from God. Come, O believers, let us venerate the Cross, by which we have been granted to crush the skulls of our invisible enemies. Come, all you families of the Gentiles, let us sing hymns to honor the Cross of the Lord. "We salute you, O Cross, for you are the complete redemption of Adam who had fallen. In you our most faithful leaders boast, for by your power they have mightily subdued the foreign enemy. Now we Christians with fear and awe salute you with a kiss, and we glorify God who was nailed to you, and we say, 'O Lord, who were nailed to the Cross, have mercy on us, for You are good and You love humanity.'" [SD]

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Σήμερον ὁ Δεσπότης τῆς Κτίσεως, καὶ Κύριος τῆς δόξης, τῷ Σταυρῷ προσπήγνυται, καὶ τὴν πλευρὰν κεντᾶται· χολῆς καὶ ὄξους γεύεται, ὁ γλυκασμὸς τῆς Ἐκκλησίας· στέφανον ἐξ ἀκανθῶν περιβάλλεται, ὁ καλύπτων Οὐρανὸν τοῖς νέφεσι· χλαῖναν ἐνδύεται χλεύης, καὶ ῥαπίζεται πηλίνῃ χειρί, ὁ τῇ χειρὶ πλάσας τὸν ἄνθρωπον· τὸν νῶτον φραγγελοῦται, ὁ περιβάλλων τὸν Οὐρανὸν ἐν νεφέλαις· ἐμπτυσμοὺς καὶ μάστιγας δέχεται, ὀνειδισμοὺς καὶ κολαφισμούς, καὶ πάντα ὑπομένει, δι' ἐμὲ τὸν κατάκριτον, ὁ Λυτρωτής μου καὶ Θεός, ἵνα σώσῃ Κόσμον ἐκ πλάνης ὡς, εὔσπλαγχνος.

Today the Master of creation and Lord of glory is nailed to the Cross and He is pierced in the side. He tastes gall and vinegar, He who is the sweetness of the Church. He is crowned with a crown of thorns, He who covers the sky with clouds. He is dressed in a robe to be ridiculed, and He is smitten by a hand formed of clay, He who formed humanity with His own hand. He takes a flogging on the back, He who circles the sky with clouds. He takes the spitting and the whips, the beatings and the taunts; and He endures it all for me, who am condemned, in order so save the world from delusion, for He is compassionate, my Redeemer and my God. [SD]

Δόξα. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Glory. Mode pl. 4.

Σήμερον ὁ ἀπρόσιτος τῇ οὐσίᾳ προσιτός μοι γίνεται, καὶ πάσχει πάθη, ἐλευθερῶν με τῶν παθῶν, ὁ φῶς παρέχων τυφλοῖς ὑπὸ ἀνόμων χειλέων ἐμπτύεται, καὶ δίδωσι τὸν νῶτον ὑπὲρ αἰχμαλώτων εἰς μάστιγας. Τοῦτον ἡ Ἁγνὴ καὶ Μήτηρ, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ θεωροῦσα, ὀδυνηρῶς ἐφθέγγετο· οἴμοι Τέκνον ἐμόν! τί τοῦτο πεποίηκας; ὁ ὡραῖος κάλλει παρὰ πάντας βροτούς, ἄπνους ἄμορφος φαίνῃ, οὐκ ἔχων εἶδος οὐδὲ κάλλος· οἴμοι τὸ ἐμὸν φῶς! οὐ δύναμαι ὑπνοῦντα καθορᾶν σε· τὰ σπλάγχνα τιτρώσκομαι καὶ δεινή μοι ῥομφαία τὴν καρδίαν διέρχεται. Ἀνυμνῶ σου τὰ Πάθη, προσκυνῶ σου τὸ εὔσπλαγχνον, μακρόθυμε Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Today, He who is unapproachable in His essence becomes approachable to me; and He is suffering the Passion, thus freeing me from the passions. He who gives sight to the blind is spit on by lawless lips, and He takes a whipping on the back for the sake of us captives. When His pure Mother saw Him on the Cross, in pain she uttered, "Woe is me, my Child! Why have You done this! You who are more beautiful than all men, I see You not breathing, unsightly, without form or beauty. Woe is me, my Light! I cannot bear to see You sleeping. I am wounded to the core, and an awful sword is piercing my heart. I extol Your Passion, I worship Your compassion. O longsuffering Lord, glory to You!" [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Εἱρμολογικόν.

Both now. Mode pl. 2. Heirmologic.

Σήμερον τὸ προφητικὸν πεπλήρωται λόγιον· ἰδοὺ γὰρ προσκυνοῦμεν εἰς τὸν τόπον, οὗ ἔστησαν οἱ πόδες σου Κύριε, καὶ ξύλου σωτηρίας γευσάμενοι, τῶν ἐξ ἁμαρτίας παθῶν ἐλευθερίας ἐτύχομεν, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

Today the prophetic saying has been fulfilled. For, behold, we are worshiping in the place where Your feet stood, O Lord. And now that we have eaten from tree of salvation, we have obtained the freedom from the passions that come from sin, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, O only Lord who loves humanity. [SD]

When the veneration is finished, the priest returns the cross to the holy altar.

When the veneration is finished, the priest returns the cross to the holy altar.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Σῶσον, Κύριε, τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, νίκας τοῖς βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος, καὶ τὸ σὸν φυλάττων διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου πολίτευμα.

Save, O Lord, Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting victory to the faithful over the enemy, and by Your Cross protecting Your commonwealth. [GOA]

ἤ·

or:

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode pl. 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Ἀναστὰς ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, καὶ τὰ δεσμὰ διαῤῥήξας τοῦ ᾍδου, ἔλυσας τὸ κατάκριμα, τοῦ θανάτου Κύριε, πάντας ἐκ τῶν παγίδων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ ῥυσάμενος, ἐμφανίσας σεαυτὸν τοῖς, Ἀποστόλοις σου, ἐξαπέστειλας αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τὸ κήρυγμα, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν τὴν εἰρήνην παρέσχες τῇ οἰκουμένῃ, μόνε πολυέλεε.

When You rose from the sepulcher and broke the bonds of Hades, You repealed the sentence of death, O Lord, and delivered all from the snares of the enemy. And when You showed yourself to Your Apostles, You sent them out to preach, and through them You granted peace to the whole world, O only very merciful One. [SD]

ἢ ὡς συνήθως·

Or, according to common practice:

Ἦχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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