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Triodion

Τῇ Τετάρτῃ Εʹ Ἑβδομάδος εἰς τὸν Ἑσπερινόν.

On Wednesday of the Fifth Week at Vespers

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Τῇ Τετάρτῃ Ἑσπέρας Εʹ Ἑβδομάδος 2020

On Wednesday Evening of the Fifth Week 2020

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Στιχηρὸν Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Sticheron Idiomelon. Mode pl. 4.

Πεσοῦνται ἐν ἀμφιβλήστρῳ αὐτῶν οἱ ἁμαρτωλοί· κατὰ μόνας εἰμὶ ἐγὼ ἕως ἂν παρέλθω.

Sinners shall fall into their own net; I am alone, until I escape.

Τοῖς τῶν ἐμῶν λογισμῶν, λῃσταῖς περιπεσών, ἐσυλήθην ὁ τάλας τὸν νοῦν, καὶ δεινῶς πληγωθείς, ὅλην μου τὴν ψυχὴν τετραυμάτισμαι, καὶ ἔνθεν κεῖμαι γυμνὸς ἀρετῶν, ἐν τῇ τοῦ βίου ὁδῷ, ἱερεὺς δὲ ἰδών με τῷ μώλωπι ὀδυνώμενον, διὰ τὸ ἀνίατον, παρορῶν, οὐκ ἐπιβλέπει. Λευΐτης δὲ πάλιν, μὴ φέρων τὴν ψυχοφθόρον ἀλγηδόνα, καὶ αὐτὸς κατιδών, ἀντιπαρῆλθέ μοι, σὺ δὲ ὁ εὐδοκήσας, οὐκ ἐκ Σαμαρείας, ἀλλ' ἐκ Μαρίας σαρκωθῆναι, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, τῇ φιλανθρωπίᾳ σου, παράσχου μοι τὴν ἴασιν, ἐπιχέων ἐπ' ἐμέ, τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

I fell among the robbers of my thoughts, and my mind was stripped, wretch that I am. I was badly beaten, and every part of my soul is wounded. Here I lie half dead, on the highway of life, naked of any virtues. A Priest saw me, bruised and hurting; and thinking me incurable, he overlooked me and did not take care of me. A Levite could not stand my soul-destroying suffering, and he looked down and passed by on the other side. But You, O Christ God, who were well-pleased, not to come from Samaria, but to be incarnate of Mary, in Your love for humanity, grant me healing, and pour on me the oil of Your great mercy. [SD]

Φωνῇ μου πρὸς Κύριον ἐκέκραξα, φωνῇ μου πρὸς Κύριον ἐδεήθην.

I cried to the Lord with my voice, with my voice I prayed to the Lord.

Τοῖς τῶν ἐμῶν λογισμῶν, λῃσταῖς περιπεσών, ἐσυλήθην ὁ τάλας τὸν νοῦν, καὶ δεινῶς πληγωθείς, ὅλην μου τὴν ψυχὴν τετραυμάτισμαι, καὶ ἔνθεν κεῖμαι γυμνὸς ἀρετῶν, ἐν τῇ τοῦ βίου ὁδῷ, ἱερεὺς δὲ ἰδών με τῷ μώλωπι ὀδυνώμενον, διὰ τὸ ἀνίατον, παρορῶν, οὐκ ἐπιβλέπει. Λευΐτης δὲ πάλιν, μὴ φέρων τὴν ψυχοφθόρον ἀλγηδόνα, καὶ αὐτὸς κατιδών, ἀντιπαρῆλθέ μοι, σὺ δὲ ὁ εὐδοκήσας, οὐκ ἐκ Σαμαρείας, ἀλλ' ἐκ Μαρίας σαρκωθῆναι, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, τῇ φιλανθρωπίᾳ σου, παράσχου μοι τὴν ἴασιν, ἐπιχέων ἐπ' ἐμέ, τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

I fell among the robbers of my thoughts, and my mind was stripped, wretch that I am. I was badly beaten, and every part of my soul is wounded. Here I lie half dead, on the highway of life, naked of any virtues. A Priest saw me, bruised and hurting; and thinking me incurable, he overlooked me and did not take care of me. A Levite could not stand my soul-destroying suffering, and he looked down and passed by on the other side. But You, O Christ God, who were well-pleased, not to come from Samaria, but to be incarnate of Mary, in Your love for humanity, grant me healing, and pour on me the oil of Your great mercy. [SD]

Μαρτυρικόν.

For the Martyrs.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ἐκχεῶ ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ τὴν δέησίν μου, τὴν θλῖψίν μου ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ ἀπαγγελῶ.

I shall pour out my supplication before Him; I shall declare my affliction in His presence.

Εἴ τις ἀρετή, καὶ εἴ τις ἔπαινος, πρέπει τοῖς Ἁγίοις· ξίφεσι γὰρ ἔκλιναν τοὺς αὐχένας, διὰ σὲ τὸν κλίναντα οὐρανοὺς καὶ καταβάντα, ἐξέχεαν τὸ αἷμα αὐτῶν, διὰ σὲ τὸν κενώσαντα ἑαυτόν, καὶ μορφὴν δούλου λαβόντα, ἐταπεινώθησαν ἕως θανάτου, τὴν πτωχείαν σου μιμούμενοι. Ὧν ταῖς εὐχαῖς, κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου, ὁ Θεὸς ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

If there be virtue and if there be praise, it is fitting for the Martyrs; for they bowed their necks to the broadsword for You who bowed the heavens and descended. They spilled their blood for You who emptied yourself and took the form of a servant; and they let themselves be humbled, even unto death, in imitation of Your poverty. So, according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, through their prayers, O God, have mercy on us. [SD]

Στιχηρὰ Προσόμοια. Ποίημα Ἰωσήφ.

Stichera Prosomia. By Joseph.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Κύριε, εἰ καὶ κριτηρίῳ.

Mode pl. 4. Lord, even if.

Ἐν τῷ ἐκλείπειν ἐξ ἐμοῦ τὸ πνεῦμά μου, καὶ σὺ ἔγνως τὰς τρίβους μου.

When my spirit fainted within me, then You knew my paths.

Κύριε, σὺ τοὺς ἱεροὺς Μαθητάς σου, λογικοὺς οὐρανοὺς ἔδειξας, τούτων ἱεραῖς μεσιτείαις, τῶν τῆς γῆς κακῶν με λύτρωσαι, δι' ἐγκρατείας ὑψῶν, συνέσεως ἑκάστοτε, τῆς πρὸς τὰ πάθη τὸν λογισμόν μου, ὡς οἰκτίρμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

Lord, Your Apostles and most sacred disciples * were shown to be rational heavens. * Hearing their divine intercessions, * free me from the evils of the earth. * I pray You now exalt my thoughts * each day through lenten abstinence, * to understanding of Your Passion, * as You are merciful and love mankind. [SD]

Ἐν ὁδῷ ταύτῃ, ᾗ ἐπορευόμην, ἔκρυψαν παγίδα μοι.

For on the way I was going, they hid a trap for me.

Ἔχοντες, πάντες τὸν καιρὸν τῆς Νηστείας, ὡς συνεργὸν θείων πράξεων, κλαύσωμεν ἐξ ὅλης καρδίας, καὶ τῷ Σωτῆρι βοήσωμεν· Διὰ τῶν σῶν μαθητῶν, Κύριε πολυέλεε, σῶσον τοὺς φόβῳ ἀνυμνοῦντας, τὴν πολλὴν φιλανθρωπίαν σου.

Let us all have the time of Lent and of fasting * cooperate with our godly deeds. * Let us cry aloud to our Savior, * praying fervently and shedding tears: * "O very merciful Lord, * through Your disciples' prayers for us, * save us who reverently honor * Your immeasurable love for man." [SD]

Ἕτερον. Ποίημα Θεοδώρου.

Another. By Theodore.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν ἔνδοξον καὶ ἄχραντον.

Mode pl. 4. (not metered)

Κατενόουν εἰς τὰ δεξιά, καὶ ἐπέβλεπον, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἐπιγινώσκων με.

I looked on my right, and saw there was no one who knew me.

Ἀπόστολοι πανεύφημοι, οἱ τοῦ Κόσμου πρεσβευταί, ἀσθενούντων ἰατροί, τῆς ὑγείας φύλακες, ἀμφοτέρωθεν ἡμᾶς συντηρήσατε, τῆς Νηστείας τὸν χρόνον διϊππεύοντας, ἐν ἀλλήλοις ἐνθέως εἰρηνεύοντας, τὸν νοῦν ἀνενόχλητον τῶν παθῶν φυλάττοντες, ἵνα ᾄσωμεν Χριστῷ, ὡς νικητῇ ἐξαναστάντι, ὕμνον ἅπαντες.

Apostles, extolled by all, intercessors for the world, physicians of the sick and the guardians of health: preserve us in soul and body, as we gallop through the time of Lent; keep us at peace with one another, as our God commands; and preserve our minds untroubled by the passions, so that we may all sing a hymn of praise to Christ, the victor who rose from the dead. [SD]

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἤθελον δάκρυσιν ἐξαλεῖψαι.

Mode 4. How I intended.

Ἀπώλετο φυγὴ ἀπ' ἐμοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ ἐκζητῶν τὴν ψυχήν μου.

Refuge failed me, and there was no one who cared for my soul.

Ἅπας ὁ βίος μου μετὰ πορνῶν, καὶ τελωνῶν ἐκδεδαπάνηται, ἄρα δυνήσομαι κᾂν ἐν γήρᾳ, μεταγνῶναι ἅπερ ἐξήμαρτον; Δημιουργὲ τῶν ἁπάντων, καὶ ἰατρὲ τῶν νοσούντων, Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

All of my life has been spent with harlots * and is wasted keeping company with the publicans. * But in old age will I find the power * to live in repentance for all my grievous sins? * So now I cry out, my Maker, * to you who heal those in sickness: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, Κύριε εἶπα· Σὺ εἶ ἡ ἐλπίς μου, μερίς μου εἶ ἐν γῇ ζώντων.

I cried to You, O Lord; I said, "You are my hope, my portion in the land of the living."

Βάρει συνέχομαι ἀμελείας, τῷ βορβόρῳ ἐγκυλινδούμενος, βέλει κεντούμενος τοῦ Βελίαρ, καὶ μολύνω τὸ κατ' εἰκόνα μου. Ἐπιστροφεῦ ἀμελούντων, καὶ λυτρωτὰ ἑπταισμένων, Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Being oppressed and gripped by indifference, * I allowed myself to wallow in every kind of filth. * And since the Devil’s arrows have pierced me, * God’s own image in me has therefore been defiled. * You who correct the indifferent, * and who redeem the defeated: * save me before I utterly perish, O Lord, my God! [AH]

Πρόσχες πρὸς τὴν δέησίν μου, ὅτι ἐταπεινώθην σφόδρα.

Attend to my supplication, for I was humbled exceedingly.

Γέγονα πρόσκομμα τῶν ἀνθρώπων, γεωργήσας ὡς γηγενής, γεηρά· γάμῳ ὡμίλησα σῇ προστάξει, καὶ παρέβην μιάνας κοίτην ἐμήν, ὁ ἀπὸ γῆς πλαστουργήσας, τὸ πλάσμα σου μὴ παρίδῃς, Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Clay is the substance you used to form me, * and clay I remain, becoming a stumbling block for men. * Lord, I was married to your commandments, * but I have transgressed them and have defiled my bed. * With clay you make and you fashion; * do not despise your creation. * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord, my God! [AH]

Ῥῦσαί με ἐκ τῶν καταδιωκόντων με, ὅτι ἐκραταιώθησαν ὑπὲρ ἐμέ.

Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.

Δήμιος γέγονα τῇ ψυχῇ μου, τῆς σαρκός μου πρόνοιαν ποιησάμενος, δαίμοσι παίγνιον κατεστάθην, ἡδοναῖς δουλεύων καὶ ἀτοπήμασι· τῇ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ σου φεῖσαι, φυγαδευτὰ τῶν δαιμόνων. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Death is the sentence I gave my own soul, * but I have provided everything that my flesh could want. * I was appointed to mock the demons, * but I am enslaved by absurdities and lust. * In your compassion, please, spare me, * you who drive off hordes of demons! * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord, my God! [AH]

Ἐξάγαγε ἐκ φυλακῆς τὴν ψυχήν μου, τοῦ ἐξομολογήσασθαι τῷ ὀνόματί σου.

Bring my soul out of prison to give thanks to Your name, O Lord. [SAAS]

Ἑκὼν ἐξήμαρτον ὑπὲρ πάντας, διὰ τοῦτο ἐγκαταλέλειμμαι, ἔχω ἀντίδικον τῆς ψυχῆς μου, τῆς σαρκὸς τὸ φρόνημα καὶ σκοτίζει με. Ὁ φωτισμὸς τῶν ἐν σκότει, καὶ ὁδηγὸς πλανωμένων. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Excess in sin beyond other people * by my own free choice has led me to be abandoned now. * I have become my soul’s worst opponent * and am in the dark, with my mind set on the flesh. * O light of those in the darkness, * and guide to those who have wandered: * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Ἐμὲ ὑπομενοῦσι δίκαιοι, ἕως οὐ ἀνταποδῷς μοι.

The righteous shall wait for me, until You reward me. [SAAS]

Ζήσεται ἔλεγεν ὁ Προφήτης, ἡ ψυχή μου Κύριε, καὶ αἰνέσει σε, ζήτησον πρόβατον πλανηθέν με, καὶ ἀρίθμησόν με τῇ ποίμνῃ σου· δός μοι καιρὸν μετανοίας, ἵνα στενάζων βοῶ σοι· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Famously, David the prophet said once, * "Lord, my soul shall live" and, furthermore, "it shall praise you," too. * Come, search for me, for I am a lost sheep, * and let me be numbered among your chosen flock. * May I have time for repentance, * so that to you I might cry out: * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Ἐκ βαθέων ἐκέκραξά σοι, Κύριε· Κύριε, εἰσάκουσον τῆς φωνῆς μου.

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. [SAAS]

Ἥμαρτον ἥμαρτον ἀθετήσας, τὰ προστάγματά σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἵλεως γενοῦ μοι, ὦ Εὐεργέτα, ἵνα βλέψω τοῖς ἔνδοθεν ὀφθαλμοῖς, καὶ ἀποφύγω τοῦ σκότους, καὶ μετὰ φόβου βοήσω· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

God, I have sinned, I have sinned against you! * O my Christ, I disobeyed your commandments carelessly. * O Benefactor, show me your mercy, * so that I might gain vision with my inner eyes, * and thus depart from the darkness, * trembling in fear as I cry out: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Γενηθήτω τὰ ὦτά σου προσέχοντα εἰς τὴν φωνὴν τῆς δεήσεώς μου.

Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. [SAAS]

Θῆρές με ἄγριοι περιέσχον, ἀλλ' ἐξ αὐτῶν με ἅρπασον Δέσποτα· θέλεις γὰρ ἅπαντας τοῦ σωθῆναι, καὶ εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας ἐλθεῖν, πάντας ἀνθρώπους ὡς Κτίστης, καὶ μετὰ πάντων με σῶσον. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Horrid, wild creatures have me surrounded; * Master come and snatch me out from the midst of their attack. * You wish salvation for all your people, * and for them to come to the knowledge of the truth; * Lord, as our common Creator, * I pray let me be saved with them. * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Ἐὰν ἀνομίας παρατηρήσῃς, Κύριε Κύριε, τίς ὑποστήσεται; ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ ὁ ἱλασμός ἐστιν.

If You, O Lord, should mark transgression, O Lord, who would stand? For there is forgiveness with You. [SAAS]

Ἴαμα γίνου μοι Εὐεργέτα, λυτρωτὰ σωτήρ μου καὶ μὴ ἀπώσῃ με, ἴδε με κείμενον ἀνομίαις, καὶ ἀνάστησόν με ὡς παντοδύναμος, ἵνα κᾀγὼ ἐξαγγέλλω, τὰς πράξεις μου καὶ βοῶ σοι· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

In your great mercy, O Benefactor, * my Redeemer and my Savior, become my healing now. * Look at me, lying in my transgressions, * and, with your abundance of power, raise me up * so I can make a confession * of all my actions and cry out: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ὑπέμεινά σε, Κύριε, ὑπέμεινεν ἡ ψυχή μου εἰς τὸν λόγον σου. Ἤλπισεν ἡ ψυχή μου ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον.

Because of Your law, O Lord, I waited for You; my soul waited for Your word. My soul hopes in the Lord. [SAAS]

Κρύψας τὸ τάλαντον τὸ δοθέν μοι, ὡς ἀγνώμων δοῦλος τῇ γῇ κατέχωσα· καὶ γὰρ ὡς ἄχρηστος κατεκρίθην, καὶ οὐ τολμῶ λοιπὸν ἐξαιτῆσαί σοι, ὡς ἀνεξίκακος οἴκτειρόν με, ἵνα κᾀγὼ ἀνακράζω· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Just like that famously foolish servant, * I have also gone and buried the talent given me. * And so I also am judged as worthless, * and no longer dare to approach you with my pleas. * But, pity me with your patience, * so that once more I can cry out: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Ἀπὸ φυλακῆς πρωΐας μέχρι νυκτός· ἀπὸ φυλακῆς πρωΐας ἐλπισάτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον.

From the morning watch until night; from the morning watch until night, let Israel hope in the Lord. [SAAS]

Λίμνην ἐξήρανας παθημάτων, τῆς Αἱμοῤῥοούσης ἁφῇ κρασπέδου σου, λήψομαι ἄφεσιν ἐγκλημάτων, ἀδιστάκτῳ πίστει σοι προσερχόμενος. Δέξαι κᾀμὲ ὡς ἐκείνην, καὶ ἴασαί μου τὸ ἄλγος. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Knowing the hem of your garment dried up * that poor woman’s bloody issue when she touched it in faith, * I likewise know that if I approach you * with a faith unshaken, you will forgive my sins. * As you received her, receive me, * and bring relief to my anguish. * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Ὅτι παρὰ τῷ Κυρίῳ τὸ ἔλεος καὶ πολλὴ παρ' αὐτῷ λύτρωσις, καὶ αὐτὸς λυτρώσεται τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ἐκ πασῶν τῶν ἀνομιῶν αὐτοῦ.

For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption; and He shall redeem Israel from all his transgressions. [SAAS]

Μέλλεις καθέζεσθαι ἐπὶ θρόνου, ὁ ποιήσας λόγῳ τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν, μέλλομεν ἅπαντες παραστῆναι, ἐξαγγέλλοντές σοι τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν, πρὸ τῆς ἡμέρας ἐκείνης, ἐν μετανοίᾳ με δέξαι. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Lord, you will soon take the throne for judgment, * you who by your Word created the heavens and the earth, * and soon we all shall stand in your presence * and the time will come for us to announce our sins. * Before that Day is upon us, * accept me in my repentance. * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἐπαινέσατε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ λαοί.

Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; praise Him, all you peoples. [SAAS]

Νεῦσον τῷ ὄμματι τῷ εὐσπλάγχνῳ, καὶ γενοῦ μοι ἵλεως μόνε Σωτήρ, νάματα δώρησαι ἰαμάτων, τῇ ἀθλίᾳ μου καὶ ταλαιπώρῳ ψυχῇ, ἀπόσμηξον ἐκ τοῦ ῥύπου, τῶν ἔργων μου ἵνα μέλψω· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

My only Savior, look with compassion * on your servant and be moved to be merciful to me. * Pour out the streams of your gracious healing * over my pathetic and wretched little soul. * Wipe off the filth of my actions * so that in song I might cry out: * "Save me before I perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Ὅτι ἐκραταιώθη τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ Κυρίου μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

For His mercy rules over us; and the truth of the Lord endures forever. [SAAS]

Ξίφη ηὐτρέπισεν ὁ Βελίαρ, ἐκθηρεῦσαι σπεύδων τὴν ταπεινήν μου ψυχήν, ξένον ἐποίησέ με Οἰκτίρμον, φωτισμοῦ τῆς γνώσεως τοῦ προσώπου σου. Ὁ κραταιὸς ἐν ἰσχύϊ, τούτου σκευῶν ἅρπασόν με· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με

Now that the devil’s sword has been sharpened, * he will waste no time to hunt down and trap my humble soul. * Merciful Lord, he made me a stranger * to the light of knowledge of your bright countenance. * You who are mighty in power, * save me from all his devices. * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

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.

Ὅλος τοῖς πάθεσιν ἐδουλώθην, ἐγκαταλείψας νόμον καὶ θείας γραφάς, ὅλον με ἴασαι εὐεργέτα, δι' ἐμὲ κατ' ἐμὲ γεγονὼς ἀγαθέ, ἐπίστρεψόν με οἰκτίρμον, ὁ τῶν παθῶν καθαιρέτης. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Oh, how the passions have all enslaved me! * I abandoned all the laws and the scriptures of my God. * O Benefactor, heal me completely; * Good One, it was you who became like me for me. * Now bring me back in your mercy, * for you destroy all the passions; * save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

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.

Πόρνη τοῖς δάκρυσι καταβρέχει, τοὺς ἀχράντους τε καὶ τιμίους πόδας σου, πάντας προτρέπουσα τοῦ προστρέχειν, καὶ λαμβάνειν λύσιν τῶν ἐγκλημάτων αὐτῶν. Αὐτῆς τὴν πίστιν παράσχου, κᾀμοὶ Σωτήρ του βοᾶν σοι, Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Pouring her tears out in great abundance, * that famed harlot washed and dried off your pure and precious feet, * urging all people to come and draw near * so as to receive the forgiveness of their sins. * Grant me her faith, O my Savior, * so that with haste I might cry out: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ῥύπον καθάρισον τῆς ψυχῆς μου, ὁ δι' ἐμὲ πτωχεύσας καὶ νηπιάσας σαρκί, ῥανίδα ἐλέους σου καταπέμψας, τῷ ἀσθενεῖ καὶ τεθλασμένῳ Χριστέ, ἀπόπλυνον ἐκ τοῦ ῥύπου, ἰάτρευσον ἀσθενοῦντα. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Quickly attend to my soul and cleanse it, * you who for my sake became poor by being born of flesh. * And you send forth your showers of mercy * on those who are weakened and broken, O my Christ; * now wash away what is filthy, * and heal the one who is hurting. * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Στήριξον Δέσποτα τὴν ψυχήν μου, σοὶ προστρέχειν καὶ σοὶ δουλεύειν ἀεί· σκέπη ὑπάρχεις γάρ μου καὶ φύλαξ, καὶ ἀντίληψίς καὶ βοήθεια, ἀξίωσον Θεὲ Λόγε, βοᾶν με ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Ready and strengthen my soul, O Master, * so that it will always run to you, and serve you in faith. * You are my guardian and protection; * you are my defender and are my help as well. * Enable me to be worthy, * O God and Word, to cry boldly: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τεῖχος ἀπόρθητον ἡμῖν γενοῦ, Ἰησοῦ Σωτὴρ καὶ ἐλεῆμον Θεέ· τρόποις καὶ ἔργοις ἀπατηλοῖς γάρ, συμπεπτώκαμεν, ἀλλ' ἀνάστησον, ὡς εὐεργέτης τὸ πλάσμα, καὶ διαλλάγηθι ὡς οἰκτίρμον. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Savior, my Jesus, our God of mercy: * be for us a wall and rampart that never will be breached. * Facing deceitful methods and actions, * yes, we have succumbed, falling down, but raise us up, * for you will help your creation, * and reconcile with compassion. * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Υἱὸς ὁ ἄσωτος ἐγενόμην, διασκορπίσας τὸν πλοῦτον, λιμῷ νῦν τήκομαι, ὑπὸ τὴν σκέπην σου καταφεύγω, ὥσπερ ἐκεῖνον δέξαι με Πάτερ ἀγαθέ, καὶ μέτοχον τῆς τραπέζης, ἀξίωσον τοῦ βοᾶν σοι. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Taking the Prodigal’s path, I scattered * all my wealth, and now am wasting away from lack of food. * So I am fleeing to you for refuge * and for your protection; Good Father, take me in. * Grant me a place at your table, * so that made worthy I might say: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Φθόνῳ ἐξέβαλε Παραδείσου, τὸν πρωτόπλαστον ὁ ἀρχέκακος, φάσκων τὸ Μνήσθητι ἐπὶ ξύλου, ὁ Λῃστὴς ἀπέλαβε τὸν Παράδεισον, ἐγὼ δὲ πίστει καὶ φόβῳ, τὸ Μνήσθητί μου, βοῶ σοι· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Using the trick of envy, the devil * cast the first-made man from Paradise quite successfully, * but then that day on the cross, the Robber, * entered Paradise with his words: "Remember me!" * So, being fearful and faithful, * I cry "Remember me!" like him; * save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Χεῖρά μοι ἔκτεινον ὡς τῷ Πέτρῳ, καὶ ἀνάγαγε τοῦ βυθοῦ ὁ Θεός, χάριν καὶ ἔλεός μοι παράσχου, τῇ πρεσβείᾳ τῆς παναμώμου Μητρός, τῆς σὲ τεκούσης ἀσπόρως, καὶ τῶν Ἁγίων σου πάντων. Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Venture your hand to grasp mine like Peter’s, * and to draw me up, O God, from the perils of the deep. * Grant me the gift of your grace and mercy, * at the intercessions of the all-spotless Maid * who without seed gave birth to you, * and of your saints from all ages. * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ψάλλοντα, δέξαι με καθ' ἑκάστην, ὁ Ἀμνὸς ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν μου, ψυχὴν καὶ σῶμά μου ὁλοκλήρως, εἰς τὰς χεῖράς σου παρατίθημι, καὶ ἐν νυκτὶ καὶ ἡμέρᾳ, χρεωστικῶς ἐκβοῶ σοι· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

With every day that comes I am chanting: * "Lord, you are the Lamb of God, who takes all my sins away." * Into your hands I commit my being, * yes, my soul and body entirely are yours. * Throughout the night and the daytime, * as it is fitting, I cry out: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὢ τῆς ἀφάτου σου εὐσπλαγχνίας, ὑπεράγαθε ἀνεξίκακε Κύριε! ὦ ἀναμάρτητε καὶ οἰκτίρμον, μή με ἀποῤῥίψῃς ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου, ὅπως κᾀγὼ εὐχαρίστως, χαίρων καὶ ψάλλων βοῶ σοι· Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

Excellent, past all means of expression, * is your great compassion, Lord, who have patience and to spare. * O you who have no sin, but great mercy, * I plead: do not cast me out from before your face, * so that with joy and thanksgiving * I may break forth into chanting: * "Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God!" [AH]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ὢ τῇ ἀῤῥήτω συγκαταβάσει! ὢ τοῦ ξένου τόκου τὸ ὑπερθαύμαστον! ὢ πῶς Παρθένος βρέφος σε φέρει, ἐν ἀγκάλαις ταύτης τὸν Ποιητὴν καὶ Θεόν! ὁ ἐξ αὐτῆς σαρκωθῆναι, καταδεξάμενος εὐεργέτα, Κύριε, πρὶν εἰς τέλος ἀπόλωμαι, σῶσόν με.

You, God and Maker, have condescended * to become incarnate through novel childbirth. * How did a Virgin conceive and bear You? * This is so amazing. Oh, how ineffable * is Your sublime condescension, * O our divine Benefactor! * Save me before I utterly perish, O Lord my God! [AH]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί.

Wisdom. Arise.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Φῶς ἱλαρὸν ἁγίας δόξης, ἀθανάτου Πατρός, οὐρανίου, ἁγίου, μάκαρος, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ἐλθόντες ἐπὶ τὴν ἡλίου δύσιν, ἰδόντες φῶς ἑσπερινόν, ὑμνοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱόν, καὶ ἅγιον Πνεῦμα Θεόν. Ἄξιόν σε ἐν πᾶσι καιροῖς, ὑμνεῖσθαι φωναῖς αἰσίαις, Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ζωὴν ὁ διδούς· * διὸ ὁ κόσμος σὲ δοξάζει.

Gladsome light of holy glory of the holy, blessed, heavenly, immortal Father, O Jesus Christ: arriving at the hour of sunset and having seen the evening light, we praise the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, God. It is worthy for You to be praised at all times with happy voices, O Son of God and Giver of life; * and therefore the world glorifies You.

Τὰ Ἀναγνώσματα

The Readings

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἑσπέρας...

The evening...

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Prokeimenon. Mode 4.

Ψαλμὸς ϞΓʹ (93).

Psalm 93 (94).

Θεὸς ἐκδικήσεων Κύριος, Θεὸς ἐκδικήσεων.

The Lord is the God of vengeance; the God of vengeance.

Ὑψώθητι ὁ κρίνων τὴν γῆν.

Be exalted, O You who judge the earth. [SAAS]

Γενέσεως τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the book of Genesis.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

Wisdom. Let us be attentive.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Γε Κεφ. ΙΖʹ, 1-9

Gn 17:1-9

Ἐγένετο Ἄβραμ ἐτῶν ἐνενηκονταεννέα. Καὶ ὤφθη Κύριος τῷ Ἀβραμ, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ Θεός σου, εὐαρέστει ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ, καὶ γίνου ἄμεμπτος καὶ θήσομαι τὴν διαθήκην μου ἀναμέσον ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἀναμέσον σοῦ, καὶ πληθυνῶ σε σφόδρα. Καὶ ἔπεσεν Ἄβραμ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐλάλησεν αὐτῷ ὁ Θεός, λέγων· Ἰδοὺ ἡ διαθήκη μου μετὰ σοῦ, καὶ ἔσῃ πατὴρ πλήθους ἐθνῶν. Καὶ οὐ κληθήσεται ἔτι τὸ ὄνομά σου Ἄβραμ, ἀλλ' ἔσται τὸ ὄνομά σου Ἀβραάμ· ὅτι πατέρα πολλῶν Ἐθνῶν τέθεικά σε. Καὶ αὐξανῶ σε σφόδρα σφόδρα, καὶ θήσω σε εἰς ἔθνη· καὶ βασιλεῖς ἐκ σοῦ ἐξελεύσονται. Καὶ στήσω τὴν διαθήκην μου ἀναμέσον ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἀναμέσον σοῦ, καὶ ἀναμέσον τοῦ σπέρματός σου μετὰ σέ, εἰς τὰς γενεὰς αὐτῶν, εἰς διαθήκην αἰώνιον εἶναί σου Θεός, καὶ τοῦ σπέρματός σου μετὰ σέ. Καὶ δώσω σοι καὶ τῷ σπέρματί σου τὴν γῆν, ἣν παροικεῖς, πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν Χαναάν, εἰς κατάσχεσιν αἰώνιον· καὶ ἔσομαι αὐτοῖς Θεός. Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ Θεὸς πρὸς Ἀβραάμ· Σὺ δὲ τὴν διαθήκην μου διατηρήσεις, σὺ καὶ τὸ σπέρμα σου μετὰ σέ, εἰς τὰς γενεὰς αὐτῶν.

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am your God; be pleasing before Me and blameless. I will establish My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your seed after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be your God and the God of your seed after you. Also I will give you and your seed after you the land you are occupying as a sojourner, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations. [SAAS]

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Prokeimenon. Mode pl. 2.

Ψαλμὸς ϞΕʹ (95).

Psalm 95 (96).

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν.

Oh, sing a new song to the Lord.

ᾌσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ, εὐλογήσατε τὸ Ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

Sing to the Lord; bless His name. [SAAS]

(ἐμμελῶς)

(sung)

Κέλευσον.

Command!

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Φῶς Χριστοῦ φαίνει πᾶσι.

Wisdom. Arise. The light of Christ shines upon all.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Παροιμιῶν τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Proverbs of Solomon.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

Wisdom. Let us be attentive.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Παρ Κεφ. ΙΕʹ, 20 - ΙϚʹ, 9

Pr 15:22-33, 36-38; 16:1-5; 15:34-35

Υἱὸς σοφὸς εὐφραίνει πατέρα, υἱὸς δὲ ἄφρων μυκτηρίζει μητέρα αὐτοῦ. Ἀνοήτου τρίβοι, ἐνδεεῖς φρενῶν, ἀνὴρ δὲ φρόνιμος κατευθύνων πορεύεται. Ὑπερτίθενται λογισμοὺς οἱ μὴ τιμῶντες συνέδρια, ἐν δὲ καρδίαις βουλευομένων μένει βουλή. Οὐ μὴ ὑπακούσῃ ὁ κακὸς αὐτῇ, οὐδὲ μὴ εἴπῃ καίριόν τι καὶ καλὸν τῷ κοινῷ. Ὁδοὶ ζωῆς διανοήματα συνετοῦ, ἵνα ἐκκλίνας ἐκ τοῦ ᾍδου σωθῇ. Οἴκους ὑβριστῶν κατασπᾷ Κύριος, ἐστήριξε δὲ ὅριον χήρας. Βδέλυγμα Κυρίῳ λογισμὸς ἄδικος, ἁγνῶν δὲ ῥήσεις σεμναί. Ἐξόλλυσιν ἑαυτὸν ὁ δωρολήπτης, ὁ δὲ μισῶν δώρων λήψεις σῴζεται. Ἐλεημοσύναις καὶ πίστεσιν ἀποκαθαίρονται ἁμαρτίαι, τῷ δὲ φόβῳ Κυρίου, ἐκκλίνει πᾶς ἀπὸ κακοῦ. Καρδίαι δικαίων μελετῶσι πίστεις, στόμα δὲ ἀσεβῶν ἀποκρίνεται κακά. Δεκταὶ παρὰ Κυρίῳ ὁδοὶ ἀνδρῶν δικαίων, διὰ δὲ αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ ἐχθροὶ φίλοι γίνονται. Μακρὰν ἀπέχει ὁ Θεὸς ἀπὸ ἀσεβῶν, εὐχαῖς δὲ δικαίων ἐπακούει, θεωρῶν ὀφθαλμὸς καλά, εὐφραίνει καρδίαν, φήμη δὲ ἀγαθὴ πιαίνει ὀστᾶ. Ὁ εἰσακούων ἐλέγχους ζωῆς, ἐν μέσῳ σοφῶν αὐλισθήσεται. Ὃς ἀπωθεῖται παιδείαν, μισεῖ ἑαυτόν, ὁ δὲ τηρῶν ἐλέγχους, ἀγαπᾷ ψυχὴν ἑαυτοῦ. Φόβος Κυρίου παιδεία καὶ σοφία, καὶ ἀρχὴ δόξης ἀποκριθήσεται αὐτῇ. Τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ πρόθεσις καρδίας, καὶ παρὰ Κυρίῳ ὑπόκρισις γλώσσης. Ὅσῳ μέγας εἶ, τοσοῦτον ταπείνου σεαυτόν, καὶ ἔναντι Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ σου εὑρήσεις χάριν. Πάντα τὰ ἔργα τοῦ ταπεινοῦ φανερὰ τῷ Θεῷ, καὶ ἑδράζων πνεύματα Κύριος. Κύλισον ἐπὶ Κύριον τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ἑδρασθήσονται οἱ λογισμοί σου. Πάντα εἰργάσατο Κύριος δι' ἑαυτὸν οἱ δὲ ἀσεβεῖς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ κακῇ ὀλοῦνται. Ἀκάθαρτος παρὰ Θεῷ πᾶς ὑψηλοκάρδιος, χειρὶ δὲ χεῖρας βαλὼν ἀδίκως, οὐκ ἀθωωθήσεται. Ἀρχὴ ὁδοῦ ἀγαθῆς τὸ ποιεῖν δίκαια, δεκτὰ δὲ παρὰ Θεῷ μᾶλλον, ἢ θύειν θυσίας. Ὁ ζητῶν τὸν Κύριον, εὑρήσει γνῶσιν μετὰ δικαιοσύνης, οἱ δὲ ὀρθῶς ζητοῦντες αὐτόν, εὑρήσουσιν εἰρήνην. Πάντα τὰ ἔργα τοῦ Κυρίου μετὰ δικαιοσύνης, φυλάσσεται δὲ ὁ ἀσεβὴς εἰς ἡμέραν κακήν. Κρεῖσσον ὀλίγη λῆψις μετὰ δικαιοσύνης, ἢ πολλὰ γεννήματα μετὰ ἀδικίας. Καρδία ἀνδρὸς λογιζέσθω δίκαια, ἵνα ὑπὸ τοῦ Θεοῦ διορθωθῇ τὰ διαβήματα αὐτοῦ.

A wise son gladdens a father, but a son without discernment treats his mother with contempt. The paths of one without understanding are in need of discernment, but a man with discernment walks uprightly. Those not honoring councils defer their deliberations, but counsel remains in the hearts of those who resolve to do it. The evil man will not obey counsel, nor will he speak anything appropriate, even something for the common good. The thoughts of a wise man are his ways of life, that he might turn aside and be saved from Hades. The Lord will destroy the houses of the arrogant, but He will strengthen the boundary of a widow. The thinking of the unrighteous man is an abomination to the Lord, but the words of the holy are sacred. He who receives bribes utterly destroys himself, but he who hates the receiving of bribes saves himself. Sins are cleansed by almsgiving and faithfulness, and by the fear of the Lord everyone turns aside from evil. The hearts of the righteous care about faithfulness, but the mouth of the ungodly answers evil things. The ways of righteous men are acceptable before the Lord, and through them even enemies become friends. God is far from the ungodly, but He hears the prayers of the righteous. The eye that beholds good things gladdens the heart, but a good report enriches the bones. He who rejects instruction hates himself, but he who gives heed to reproofs loves his soul. The fear of God is instruction and wisdom, and the beginning of glory will respond to it. All the works of the humble are evident before the Lord, but the ungodly will be destroyed in the evil day. Every high-hearted man is unclean before the Lord, and he who joins hands with the unrighteous will not go unpunished. The beginning of a good way is to do righteous things, and this is more acceptable to God than to offer sacrifices. He who seeks the Lord will find knowledge with righteousness, and those who seek Him rightly will find peace. All the works of the Lord are with righteousness, but the ungodly man is kept for an evil day. Better is a small yield with the righteous than abundant fruits with the unrighteous. Let the heart of a man think righteous things that he may make his steps straight under God. [SAAS]

   

   

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