Pentecostarion

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

   

MATINS

CHOIR

Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Mode 4.

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world. [SD]

Glory. Repeat.

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world. [SD]

Both now.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4.

O Lord, midway through the feast, give drink to my thirsty soul from the waters of true religion. For to all You the Savior cried aloud, "Let whoever is thirsty come to Me and drink." O Christ our God, the fountain of life, glory to You. [SD]

PRIEST

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

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.

(Amen.)

From Pentecostarion - - -

CHOIR

Kathisma I.

Mode 4.

Looking up at the entrance to the sepulcher, and unable to endure the Angel's radiance, the myrrh-bearing women were trembling and said in astonishment: Has He been stolen, who to the Robber opened up Paradise? Has He arisen, who spoke of rising before even suffering? He is truly risen as Christ our God, granting those in Hades life and resurrection. [SD]

Glory.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

O Savior, immortal as You are, from Hades You rose, * by virtue of Your own resurrection raising Your world * together, O Christ our God. * Mightily You have broken death's dominion, O Master. * You as the Lord of mercy showed to all the resurrection. * We therefore glorify You who alone love humanity. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

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

Kathisma II.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

From exalted heights above descended Gabriel and came, * and he sat upon the rock wherein the Rock of life had lain. * Arrayed in white, he cried out to the weeping women: * "Cease now from your mourning and cries of lament, * you women who are always moved to sympathy. * Take courage; for truly risen * is He for whom you weep and are seeking. * And therefore, cry out to the Apostles, * 'The Lord has truly risen.'" [SD]

Glory.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

By Your voluntary will, O Savior, You endured the Cross, * and by mortal men were You into a new tomb interred, * who by a word had created the entire world. * Therefore being bound was the enemy Death * plundered of his spoils catastrophically. * And those in Hades all together cried aloud at Your life-bearing resurrection: * The Christ is risen, the Life-bestower, * and He abides forever. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Joseph marveled as he saw that which transcended nature's bounds; * then he brought to mind the dew that had fallen on the fleece, * at your conception without seed, O Theotokos, * the bush that had remained unconsumed in fire, * Aaron's rod of old that had blossomed forth. * As your betrothed and guardian he witnessed * before the priests and he cried aloud: * "The Virgin gives birth, and after childbirth * still she remains a Virgin." [SD]

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Mode pl. 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glory.

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

Both now.

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

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

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Hypakoe. Mode 4.

The women bearing myrrh hurried to declare the matter of Your paradoxal rising to Your Apostles, O Christ, that as God You arose, granting the world great mercy. [SD]

CHOIR

Anavathmoi.

Antiphon I. Mode 4.

Since my youth have many passions waged war against me. O my Savior, nonetheless help me and save me. [SD]

You, the haters of Zion, be put to shame by the Lord, for like thatch in fire you will be completely dried up. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

From the Holy Spirit every soul receives life, and through cleansing is lifted and brightened, in a hidden, sacred manner, by the trinal Monad. [SD]

Antiphon II.

I cried to You, O Lord, from the depth of my soul with fervor. Let Your divine ears be responsive to me. [SD]

Whosoever has acquired hope in the Lord is superior to all whatsoever might grieve him. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

From the Holy Spirit do the streams of grace well forth; they irrigate everything created, so that life be engendered. [SD]

Antiphon III.

Let my heart be lifted up unto You, O Logos; and none of the world's delights will entice me to be earthly-minded. [SD]

Whereas one has filial affection for his mother, for the Lord we ought to have a love even more fervent. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit is the wealth of knowledge of God, contemplation and wisdom. For in Him the Logos discloses all the dogmas of the Father. [SD]

Prokeimenon.

Arise, O Lord; help us, and redeem us, because of the glory of Your name. (2)

Verse: O God, we heard with our ears.

Arise, O Lord; help us, and redeem us, because of the glory of Your name. [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

PRIEST

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.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

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

DEACON

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

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

DEACON

Let us be attentive.

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

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 7.

Jn. 20:1-10

At that time, 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]

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

READER

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]

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glory.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Both now.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

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

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

DEACON

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.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

Ode 1: Pascha: Canon

From Pentecostarion - - -

CHOIR

Canon of Pascha.

Ode i. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Resurrection Day! O peoples, let us brilliantly shine! * Pascha, the Lord's Pascha! * For Christ our God has out of death * passed us over into life, * and likewise from earth * to heaven, as we now sing * unto Him a triumphal hymn. (2) [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Let us purify our senses and then we shall see * by the unapproachable light of the Resurrection * Christ shining vividly, and we shall distinctly hear Him saying, Rejoice, to us * as we sing the triumphal hymn. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Let the heavens, as is fitting, now be jubilant; * let the earth be exultant. * Let the entire cosmos, visible and invisible now celebrate the feast.* For Christ, our eternal joy, * has indeed from the dead been raised. [SD]

For the Theotokos.

Same Mode.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

The boundary of death you forced open, all-pure Virgin, by bearing Christ the eternal Life, who shone out today from the tomb, and enlightened the world. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Having seen your Son and God risen from the dead, rejoice with the Apostles, O holy and full of grace, and as cause of the joy of all, all-pure mother of God, you first received the greeting 'Rejoice'. [EL]

Ode 1: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (Lord, You congealed.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Nations clap your hands, Hebrews lament, for Christ the giver of life has torn asunder the chains of Hell, and raised the dead, and healed the sick with a word. This is our God, who gives life to those who believe in his name. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

You showed a wonder by changing water into wine, O Master, who changed the rivers of Egypt into blood. And you raised the dead, perfecting this second sign. Glory, O Saviour, to your counsel, glory to your abasement, through which you have made us new. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

O Lord, you are an ever-flowing stream of true life, you are our resurrection; willingly you toiled, my Saviour; and as you wished you thirsted, subject to nature's laws; and coming in the flesh to Sychar you sought water to drink of the woman of Samaria. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You alone, pure Mother of God, contained your creator in your womb and inexpressibly carried Him in the flesh, and you remained a Virgin, your virginity quite unharmed; beseech him, your Son and God, always and without ceasing on behalf of your flock. [EL]

Ode 1: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

For the Samaritan Woman.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. By smiting Egypt. (NM)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The Buried has arisen, and with him raised the human race; let all creation rejoice, and let all the spiritual clouds today clearly rain down justice. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

O Lord, who lay the beams of your chambers on the water, you are the water of life and you granted hallowed streams to the woman of Samaria when she asked, for she recognised your compassion. [EL]

Glory. For the Trinity.

O Trinity, Father, Son and Spirit, as maker of all things save those who glorify you with pure faith, and grant pardon of our sins, as you are supremely good. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

Hail throne of fire, hail lampstand all of gold, hail cloud of light, hail palace of the Word, and spiritual table, who fittingly carry Christ, the bread of life. [EL]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Resurrection Day! O peoples, let us brilliantly shine! * Pascha, the Lord's Pascha! * For Christ our God has out of death * passed us over into life, * and likewise from earth * to heaven, as we now sing * unto Him a triumphal hymn. [SD]

Ode 3: Pascha: Canon

From Pentecostarion - - -

Canon of Pascha.

Ode iii. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Come and let us drink a new drink, * not one marvelously issuing from a barren rock, * but one that Christ from the tomb * pours out, incorruption's very source. * For we are established in Him. (2) [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Now everything, heaven and the earth * and the nethermost regions, have all been filled with light. * Let the entire creation, therefore, celebrate the rising of Christ. * For it is established in Him. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Buried with You yesterday, O Christ, * with You now resurrected, I also rise today. * Yesterday I was with You crucified. O Savior, with Yourself glorify me in Your rule. [SD]

For the Theotokos.

Same Mode.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Holy one, today I return to life undefiled, through the goodness of the One born from you and whose brightness shines to all the ends of the earth. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Seeing God, whom you conceived in the flesh, rising from the dead as he said, dance pure Maiden, and magnify him as God, O Immaculate. [EL]

Ode 3: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (My heart exults.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Do not judge according to appearance, O Jews, said the Master, as he stood teaching in the temple, as it is written, at the mid-point of the feast according to the law. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Do not judge according to appearance, O Jews; for Christ has come, whom the Prophets declared would come from Sion, and call back the world. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

If you do not believe the words, O Jews, be convinced by the Master's works: why do you err, rejecting the Holy One of whom Moses wrote in the Law? [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Being one of the Trinity, you were seen to have become flesh without changing your Essence, Lord, or burning the incorrupt womb of her who bore you, though you are wholly God and fire. [EL]

Ode 3: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

For the Samaritan Woman.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. My heart is established. (NM)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Willingly you were lifted up on the tree, O Word, and seeing it the rocks were rent, and all creation was shaken, and the dead arose from the graves as from sleep. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

As Life and the source of immortality you sat down by the source, O Merciful, and filled with your all-wise streams the Woman of Samaria who asked and hymned you. [EL]

Glory. For the Trinity.

One God in Trinity is hymned over all, the Father, Son and divine Spirit, whom the armies of heaven glorify in fear, as they clearly cry out: Holy, Holy, Holy, are you to the ages. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

Beyond explanation you conceived in the womb, O Virgin Mother, and beyond understanding and reason you gave birth to the God of all things, remaining a Virgin as before child-birth, O Bride of God. [EL]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Come and let us drink a new drink, * not one marvelously issuing from a barren rock, * but one that Christ from the tomb * pours out, incorruption's very source. * For we are established in Him. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

Secondary Kontakion

READER

Kontakion. For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

The feast according to the Law at its midpoint, O Christ our God, as the Creator and Master of everything, You said to all those who were present there, "Come that you might draw from Me the water of immortality." Hence with faith we cry to You as we prostrate before You. Your tender mercies grant to us, we pray. You are the fountain and source of our life, O Lord. [SD]

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

From Pentecostarion - - -

CHOIR

Kathisma.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Rejoice exceedingly, O heavens, and also, * O earth, be glad, for Christ was born of a Virgin, * and He revealed himself as human, and by His own death * He delivered all mankind from decay and destruction. * Shining forth with miracles, * He requests a drink of water * and gives the woman of Samaria the well * of cures and healings, * as the only Immortal One. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

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

O Giver of wisdom and Master, when the feast according to the Law had come, You sat in the temple and taught, speaking thus to all: Come, you who thirst, drink of the stream which I now give you; through which, you will all enjoy life in God and delight. [EL]

Ode 4: Pascha: Canon

From Pentecostarion - - -

Canon of Pascha.

Ode iv. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Now let Habakkuk as a God-inspired prophet stand with us, * keeping his divine watch, and show us * the angelic messenger, who, shining, utters glowingly, * "Today, for the world is salvation,* because arisen is Christ, being omnipotent." [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Christ, our veritable Pascha, is the fulfillment of the Law; therefore He appeared as a male having opened the virgin womb; He has been called a Lamb as being edible; unblemished, as without stain; and He is said to be perfect, being very God. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The Savior Christ, the crown of goodness who is ever blest by us, willingly was sacrificed for all as a year old paschal lamb, our Passover that cleanses us. And from the sepulcher now the handsome Sun of Righteousness for us has shone again. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Before the Ark, which was a shadow of old, the forebear of God David leapt and danced. As we see the types fulfilled, correspondingly let us also, as God's holy people, rejoice in godly manner, because arisen is Christ, being omnipotent. [SD]

For the Theotokos.

Same Mode.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Even he who fashioned Adam your forefather, O holy one, is fashioned from you, and by his own death he has today destroyed the death that came through him, and shed light on all with the divine beams of his Resurrection. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Seeing Christ, whom you bore, shining in beauty from the dead, O Pure One, fair and lovely, and spotless among women, as you rejoice today with the Apostles at the salvation of all, glorify him. [EL]

Ode 4: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (With his spiritual eyes.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

If the Messias must come; but the Messias is Christ, lawless ones, why do you not believe him? See, he has come and what he does bears witness: he made water wine and braced the paralytic with a word. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Not understanding the Scriptures, you are all in error, lawless Hebrews: for Christ has truly come and enlightened all, and among you he has shown many signs and wonders; and vainly you deny true life. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

One work I showed you and you all marvel, cried Christ to the Jews: you yourselves circumcise a man even on the Sabbath, he says: why then do you attack me for raising a paralytic with a word? [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

In your womb, Bride of God, pure Virgin-mother, you contained God, yet he was not circumscribed. Do not cease to intercede for us, that we may be delivered from troubles; for we ever flee to you for refuge. [EL]

Ode 4: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

For the Samaritan Woman.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. I heard of your coming. (NM)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Let the heavens rejoice, let all creation keep the feast: the Lord has risen and appeared to all his wise Apostles. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

To the woman of Samaria, when she asked, Lord, you gave water, the knowledge of your might; therefore for all ages she will never thirst as she sings your praise. [EL]

Glory. For the Trinity.

O Trinity beyond being, Father, Word and divine Spirit, identical in power, together without beginning, save us all, who in faith sing your praise. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

The lawgiver saw you as a bush unburned: Daniel recognised you as a holy mountain, O Sovereign Lady, only Virgin-mother. [EL]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Now let Habakkuk as a God-inspired prophet stand with us, * keeping his divine watch, and show us * the angelic messenger, who, shining, utters glowingly, * "Today, for the world is salvation,* because arisen is Christ, being omnipotent." [SD]

Ode 5: Pascha: Canon

From Pentecostarion - - -

Canon of Pascha.

Ode v. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Arising at dawn very early, * instead of ointment, a hymn let us offer unto the Master, * and then we shall clearly see* Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, * causing true life to arise for all. (2) [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Beholding Your measureless compassion, the souls below that were held by the shackles and bonds of Hades pressing forward hastened to the light with feet exultant, O Christ, applauding the Pascha that never ends. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

With candles and lamps let us go out to be with Christ who emerged from the sepulcher like the Bridegroom; and with festive ranks of Angels let us also celebrate God's holy Pascha that saves us all. [SD]

For the Theotokos.

Same Mode.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

O immaculate Mother of God, the assembly of the devout is enlightened by the divine and life-giving rays of your Son's resurrection, and is filled with joy. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

You did not open the gates of the Virgin, when you took flesh. You did not break the seals of the sepulchre, O King of creation. Therefore when she saw you risen, she rejoiced. [EL]

Ode 5: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (O Lord our God.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

By wonders you made your Apostles shine, by marvels you magnified your Disciples, glorifying them in all the world, our Saviour, and giving them your kingdom. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

All the ends of the earth your Disciples enlightened with wonders and teachings, as they proclaimed in divers ways, Christ Saviour, the word of your kingdom. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

We give praise to your kingdom, we offer a hymn to you who appeared on earth for our sake and enlightened the world and called back Adam. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Your womb became a holy table, having the heavenly bread, from which all who eat will not die, as he the nourisher of all has said, O Mother of God. [EL]

Ode 5: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

For the Samaritan Woman.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. Make the light of your commands dawn for me, O Lord. (NM)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Reaching your holy grave at early dawn, the Myrrh-bearers saw a shining youth, and were amazed on learning of your divine Rising, O Christ. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

O Lord, as source of life you once gave the water of forgiveness and knowledge to a woman of Samaria when she asked: therefore we praise your inexpressible mercies. [EL]

Glory. For the Trinity.

We honour a three-personned Unity, consubstantial Trinity, Father, Word and Holy Spirit, inseparable by nature, one God, Maker and Lord and Master of all. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

O Pure one, we name you gate without passage, field untilled, ark bearing the Manna, jar, lampstand and censer of the immaterial coal. [EL]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Arising at dawn very early, * instead of ointment, a hymn let us offer unto the Master, * and then we shall clearly see* Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, * causing true life to arise for all. [SD]

Ode 6: Pascha: Canon

From Pentecostarion - - -

Canon of Pascha.

Ode vi. Mode 1. Heirmos.

You went down to the nether regions of earth, * and You broke apart the bars that forever * were closed on those who were held there, O Christ. * From the sepulcher, * as did Jonah from the whale, * You arose on the third day. (2) [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Preserving unbroken the seals of the tomb, You, O Christ, resurrected, as at birth You did not disrupt Your Mother's virginal barriers. But the pearly gates of Paradise for us You have opened. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

My Savior, the live and unslain sacrificial victim, as a man You did offer Yourself to the Father of Your own will; when as God You rose from the tomb, with Yourself, You raised the whole race of Adam. [SD]

For the Theotokos.

Same Mode.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Prisoner of old of death and corruption, the human race has been brought back through him was took flesh from your spotless womb to incorruptible and everlasting life, O Virgin Mother of God. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

He who went down into your womb, O pure Maiden, dwelt there and took flesh beyond understanding, went down into the lowest parts of the earth and raised Adam with himself when he rose from the tomb. [EL]

Ode 6: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The waves of life.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

O Jesus, who control the ends of the earth, you went up and taught the crowds in the temple the word of truth at the mid-point of the feast, as John declares. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

You opened your lips, Master, and proclaimed to the world the immaculate Father and the all-holy Spirit, keeping your identity of nature with them even after the incarnation. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

You completed the Father's work, you confirmed your words by works, O Saviour, performing cures and signs, making the Paralytic stand upright, cleansing lepers and raising the dead. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

As Virgin after childbirth we hymn you; as alone Virgin and Mother we glorify you, pure Maiden, bride of God; for from you God was truly incarnate, making us new. [EL]

Ode 6: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

For the Samaritan Woman.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. Let not the stormy waters. (NM)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Jesus, the transgressors nailed you to a cross, and pierced you with a lance, O Christ, and Joseph laid you for burial in a new tomb; from which you rose with glory, raising with you all creation, which hymns your might. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Good Lord, you are an inexhaustible stream of life, an abyss of mercy. As you journeyed you sat down by the Well of the Oath, and cried out to the woman of Samaria: Give me water to drink, that you may receive streams of forgiveness. [EL]

Glory. For the Trinity.

With the bodiless powers, I hymn in faith the Father without beginning, and the Son equal in majesty, and the consubstantial Spirit, one Essence, and nature and glory, and one kingship, God and Maker of all, who holds the universe together. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

Pure one, we hymn you, as only Virgin who has given birth and kept her womb incorrupt, throne of the Lord, gate and mountain, and spiritual lampstand, bridal chamber of God, all light, and manifest tabernacle of glory, ark and jar and table. [EL]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 1.

You went down to the nether regions of earth, * and You broke apart the bars that forever * were closed on those who were held there, O Christ. * From the sepulcher, * as did Jonah from the whale, * You arose on the third day. [SD]

Ode 6: Short Litany

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

For You are the King of peace and the savior of our souls, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

READER

Kontakion.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4.

In faith came the woman of Samaria to the well and she beheld You who are the water of wisdom. When she had fully drunk thereof, this famous lady inherited the kingdom on high for eternity. [SD]

Oikos.

Let us listen to John as he teaches us of divine mysteries that took place in Samaria: how the Lord conversed with a woman, after asking her for water, He who collected the waters in their gatherings, and who shares the throne with the Father and Spirit. For our famous Savior came seeking His image, for the kingdom on high for eternity. [SD]

Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On May 17 we commemorate the holy Apostles Andronicus and Junia.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Solochon and those with him, Pamphamer and Pamphylon.

On this day we also commemorate Saints Theophanis and Nektarios, founders of the holy Varlaam Monastery at Meteora.

From the Pentecostarion.

On this day, the fifth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the feast of the Samaritan Woman.

Verses

Coming to fetch her fleeting water, a woman

The living water draws, by which You wash her soul's sordes.

By the intercessions of Your Martyr Photini, O Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Ode 7: Pascha: Canon

From Pentecostarion - - -

CHOIR

Canon of Pascha.

Ode vii. Mode 1. Heirmos.

The same One who delivered the Lads from fire, becoming a mortal man, * suffers in the flesh; and by His Passion He arrays * mortal nature with majesty, free of all * corruption, the only God of the fathers, * blessed and supremely glorious. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The ointment-bearing women of Godly mind ran after You earnestly. Shedding tears, they sought for You as though You were mortal, then rejoicing they worshipped You the living God, O Christ, then they ran to Your disciples, announcing the mystic Passover. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

We celebrate that death has been put to death, Hades has been overthrown, and another, everlasting life has begun. And exulting we praise and extol the Cause, exalting the only God of the fathers, blessed and supremely glorious. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

This saving and most radiant night has been oh so sacred and indeed festive all around; it is the prelude and herald of resplendently bright Resurrection Day, on which the timeless Light on all has bodily shone forth out of the sepulcher. [SD]

For the Theotokos.

Same Mode.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Having slain death, your Son today, All-blameless one, has given to all mortals life that endures to ages of ages, he the only blessed and highly exalted God of our fathers. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

He who reigns over all creation, becoming man, dwelt in your womb, O full of God's grace, and having endured Cross and death, he has risen as God and raised us with him, for he is all powerful. [EL]

Ode 7: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (All ablaze.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The repose of all, you toiled in the flesh; the source of wonders, you thirsted willingly; you asked for water, Jesus, promising living water. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

You spoke, Lord, with a woman of Samaria, reproving the folly of the lawless Hebrews; for she believed you to be Son of God, while they denied. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Saviour, the ever-living spring, you promised to give living water, welling up, water of incorruption, to those who receive in faith your Spirit, who proceeds from the Father. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You contained in your womb the uncontainable Word, you suckled at your breasts the nourisher of the world, you carried in your embrace the maker of all, pure Mother of God. [EL]

Ode 7: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

For the Samaritan Woman.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. Do not hand us over. (NM)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

O merciful Christ, willingly you were numbered among the lawless at the moment of your divine Passion; seeing it the earth was shaken and the rocks were rent by your all-effecting wish, O Infinite, and the dead from time's beginning arose. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

You are the water of life, the Woman of Samaria cried out to Christ; therefore, O Word, give me, who am ever thirsty, your divine grace to drink, that I may no longer, Lord Jesus, be mastered by the drought of ignorance, but may proclaim your wonderful works. [EL]

Glory. For the Trinity.

We hymn the Father and the Son and the divine Spirit, Trinity by nature undivided, divided by persons, one united Essence, without beginning, Maker of all and God, whom all the ranks of heaven praise. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

After your dread child-birth, holy Mother of God, you were kept a pure Virgin; therefore all the choirs of Angels and all generations of mankind hymn you with never silent voices as the pure place which confined the infinite. [EL]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

The same One who delivered the Lads from fire, becoming a mortal man, * suffers in the flesh; and by His Passion He arrays * mortal nature with majesty, free of all * corruption, the only God of the fathers, * blessed and supremely glorious. [SD]

Ode 8: Pascha: Canon

From Pentecostarion - - -

Canon of Pascha.

Ode viii. Mode 1. Heirmos.

This is it, the Day which is chosen and holy, * Day One of the Sabbaths. * It is the queen-day, the Lord's Day, * and the Feast of all feasts, * and the Festival above every festival, * on which we extol Christ and bless Him to the ages. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Come on this illustrious day of Resurrection and day of Christ's Kingdom, let us receive the communion of the joy divine from the new fruit of the vine, for eternal life, and highly extol Him as God unto the ages. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Lift up your eyes round about You and see, O Zion. Behold, like beacons shining with light divine have your children come to you from the West, from the North and from seaward and from the East. In you they extol Christ and bless Him to the ages. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Father, ruler over all, and Logos and Spirit, O Nature divine, in three Hypostases united, transcending essence and divinity, in You have we been baptized; we praise and bless and worship You, unto all the ages. [SD]

For the Theotokos.

Same Mode.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Holy one, today I return to life undefiled, through the goodness of the One born from you and whose brightness shines to all the ends of the earth. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Seeing God, whom you conceived in the flesh, rising from the dead as he said, dance pure Maiden, and magnify him as God, O Immaculate. [EL]

Ode 8: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (All you angels.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Come, peoples, see the one who is hymned upon a throne of glory blasphemed by lawless peoples, and seeing, hymn the Messias who was foretold by the prophets. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

You are truly the Christ who is coming into the world, from whom are salvation and forgiveness of ancestral faults; you are the true life of those who believe in you. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The Wisdom of God, so it is written, came to the temple at the mid-point of the feast and taught; for he was truly the Messias, Christ, from whom is salvation. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Say how you gave birth to him who shone forth eternally from the Father and is hymned with the holy Spirit? As he knows, who alone was well-pleased to be born of you, O Mother of God. [EL]

Ode 8: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

For the Samaritan Woman.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. You established the universe. (NM)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

You endured death by your will, only Immortal, you took hell captive, you smashed the gates of brass, heavenly King, and released the prisoners held there since time's beginning, who unceasingly hymn the might of your goodness. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

You sat next the source at the sixth hour, O Saviour, and granted the Woman of Samaria living water and streams of knowledge in your great compassion; with her we all cry out in song: You works of the Lord, unceasingly bless the Lord. [EL]

Glory. For the Trinity.

We praise the Father without beginning, the Son likewise without beginning and the Holy Spirit, the three one God without confusion, inseparable, Creator of all, identical in power, might of sovereign freedom, and we cry out: You works of the Lord, unceasingly bless the Lord. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

Isaias was cleansed by a coal, proclaiming in advance the spiritual coal, incarnate of you beyond understanding, O Virgin, and which burns up all the material sins of mortals, and through pity deifies our nature, O immaculate. [EL]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

This is it, the Day which is chosen and holy, * Day One of the Sabbaths. * It is the queen-day, the Lord's Day, * and the Feast of all feasts, * and the Festival above every festival, * on which we extol Christ and bless Him to the ages. [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakion. For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

The feast according to the Law at its midpoint, O Christ our God, as the Creator and Master of everything, You said to all those who were present there, "Come that you might draw from Me the water of immortality." Hence with faith we cry to You as we prostrate before You. Your tender mercies grant to us, we pray. You are the fountain and source of our life, O Lord. [SD]

Kontakion. For the Samaritan Woman.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4.

In faith came the woman of Samaria to the well and she beheld You who are the water of wisdom. When she had fully drunk thereof, this famous lady inherited the kingdom on high for eternity. [SD]

Oikos.

Let us listen to John as he teaches us of divine mysteries that took place in Samaria: how the Lord conversed with a woman, after asking her for water, He who collected the waters in their gatherings, and who shares the throne with the Father and Spirit. For our famous Savior came seeking His image, for the kingdom on high for eternity. [SD]

Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On May 17 we commemorate the holy Apostles Andronicus and Junia.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Solochon and those with him, Pamphamer and Pamphylon.

On this day we also commemorate Saints Theophanis and Nektarios, founders of the holy Varlaam Monastery at Meteora.

From the Pentecostarion.

On this day, the fifth Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the feast of the Samaritan Woman.

Verses

Coming to fetch her fleeting water, a woman

The living water draws, by which You wash her soul's sordes.

By the intercessions of Your Martyr Photini, O Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

CHOIR

Katavasias of Pascha

Ode i. Mode 1.

Resurrection Day! O peoples, let us brilliantly shine! * Pascha, the Lord's Pascha! * For Christ our God has out of death * passed us over into life, * and likewise from earth * to heaven, as we now sing * unto Him a triumphal hymn. [SD]

Ode iii.

Come and let us drink a new drink, * not one marvelously issuing from a barren rock, * but one that Christ from the tomb * pours out, incorruption's very source. * For we are established in Him. [SD]

Ode iv.

Now let Habakkuk as a God-inspired prophet stand with us, * keeping his divine watch, and show us * the angelic messenger, who, shining, utters glowingly, * "Today, for the world is salvation,* because arisen is Christ, being omnipotent." [SD]

Ode v.

Arising at dawn very early, * instead of ointment, a hymn let us offer unto the Master, * and then we shall clearly see* Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, * causing true life to arise for all. [SD]

Ode vi.

You went down to the nether regions of earth, * and You broke apart the bars that forever * were closed on those who were held there, O Christ. * From the sepulcher, * as did Jonah from the whale, * You arose on the third day. [SD]

Ode vii.

The same One who delivered the Lads from fire, becoming a mortal man, * suffers in the flesh; and by His Passion He arrays * mortal nature with majesty, free of all * corruption, the only God of the fathers, * blessed and supremely glorious. [SD]

Ode viii.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

This is it, the Day which is chosen and holy, * Day One of the Sabbaths. * It is the queen-day, the Lord's Day, * and the Feast of all feasts, * and the Festival above every festival, * on which we extol Christ and bless Him to the ages. [SD]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

PRIEST

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.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

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

DEACON

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

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

DEACON

Let us be attentive.

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

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 7.

Jn. 20:1-10

At that time, 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]

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

READER

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]

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glory.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Both now.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

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

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

DEACON

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.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

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

CHOIR

Ode 9: Pascha: Canon

From Pentecostarion - - -

Canon of Pascha.

Ode ix. Heirmos. Mode 1.

O my soul, magnify Him who willingly suffered, was buried, and arose from the grave on the third day.

Be illumined, illumined, O New Jerusalem; * for the glory of the Lord has arisen over you. * Dance now for joy, O Zion, and exult. * And you be merry, O pure Theotokos, * at the arising of the One you bore. [SD]

O my soul, magnify Christ who is the Giver of life, and who rose from the grave on the third day.

Be illumined, illumined, O New Jerusalem; * for the glory of the Lord has arisen over you. * Dance now for joy, O Zion, and exult. * And you be merry, O pure Theotokos, * at the arising of the One you bore. [SD]

Troparia.

Christ is the new Pascha, the sacrificial Victim, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.

Divine and beloved and sweetest utterance of Yours! * For You really and truly pledged that You will be with us * unto the end of the age, O Christ. * And we the faithful, clinging to Your promise, * our anchor of hope, rejoice. [SD]

Today creation all is exultant and rejoices, for Christ has arisen, and Hades was despoiled.

O Pascha, the great and most sacred Passover, O Christ, * You the wisdom and Logos and the power of God: * Grant that we may more distinctly partake of You * on that day that has no evening in Your kingly rule. [SD]

For the Theotokos.

Same Mode. Be illumined.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

With one voice, O Virgin, we the believers call you blest. * O rejoice, You the Lord's gate; city animate, rejoice. * Lady, rejoice, for today the light * of the resurrection from the dead of the Son * whom You have borne, has shone on us. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Be glad and exultant, divine gate of the light. * For your Son, namely Jesus, having set within the tomb, * rose and is shining more brightly than the sun, * and He has fully illumined all the faithful, * O Lady full of the grace of God. [SD]

Ode 9: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

For Mid-Pentecost.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Virginity is a state.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

O Savior, when You went up to Your holy Temple, * about the middle of the feast of the Judeans, * You were teaching them all, and bewildered were the Judeans; * for they were saying, "Where did this man learn * his letters, having not been taught?" [SD]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Prodigious signs and wonders was my Redeemer* performing as He poured out grace's gifts of healing; * for He drove out diseases and cured people of their ailments. * But the Judeans became furious * at His abundant miracles. [SD]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Reproving them, my Redeemer said to the faithless * Judeans, and He cried out, "Do not judge by appearance; * you should rather be judging with righteous judgment. See, the Law says * and orders even on the Sabbath day * a man should still be circumcised." [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Within your womb you contained Christ who is the Giver * of life, one of the Trinity, O Virgin Mother.* All creation extols Him; before Him thrones in heaven tremble. * Intently pray to Him, All-blessed One, * entreating that our souls be saved. [SD]

Ode 9: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

For the Samaritan Woman.

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Mode 4. He has shown strength with his arm. (NM)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Jesus the life of all was seen hanged willingly on a Tree; and seeing it the earth was shaken, and many bodies of the Saints that slept visibly arose, and Hell's prison was shaken. [EL]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Even as he poured out teachings richly, the Lord, source of blessings, life of all living, cried out to the woman, 'Grant me water to drink, that I may give you water which dries up the sources of your sins'. [EL]

Glory. For the Trinity.

Pure single light, yet without parts, is the triple-sunned unity; the Father who has no beginning, Son and Spirit, one Godhead, life and maker of all. Let us the faithful, with the Bodiless ones, praise the Godhead, as we chant thrice-holy songs. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

Having become the dwelling of the Light, O Pure one, illumine the pupils of my soul, blackened by the many wiles of the foe, and make me worthy to see clearly with a pure heart the Splendour that shone from you beyond understanding. [EL]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 1.

The Angel cried aloud to the Lady full of grace: Rejoice, O pure Virgin; and again I say Rejoice. Your Son has truly risen from the grave on the third day.

Be illumined, illumined, O New Jerusalem; * for the glory of the Lord has arisen over you. * Dance now for joy, O Zion, and exult. * And you be merry, O pure Theotokos, * at the arising of the One you bore. [SD]

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Mode 2.

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

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

For He is holy.

Exaposteilarion. Of Pascha.

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Mode 2. Automelon.

When You had slumbered in the flesh as one mortal, O King and Lord, You rose again on the third day, and raised up Adam from decay and rendered death of no effect. Pascha of incorruption, salvation of the world. [SD]

For the Samaritan Woman.

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Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

My Savior and almighty God,* who from a rock made water gush* in the wilderness for the Hebrews,* You traveled to Samaria;* and with a woman You conversed* and asked for a drink of water.* Thus You drew her to faith in You;* and now in heaven forever* she enjoys life eternal. [SD]

For Mid-Pentecost.

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Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Midway into the Feast, You came, * O Lover of humanity, * and stood in the Temple saying, * "You who are fed up with thirsting, * come to me and draw for yourselves * water living and welling up. * I tell you that through this you all * will surely enjoy divine grace, * delight and true life immortal." [SD]

Lauds. Mode 4.

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

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Resurrectional Stichera.

Sticheron 1. Mode 4.

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

You endured crucifixion and death, O Lord, and resurrected from the dead. O Almighty One, we glorify Your resurrection. [SD]

Sticheron 2. Mode 4.

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

O Christ, by means of Your Cross, You have set us free from the ancient curse; and by means of Your death, You have neutralized the devil who tyrannized our nature; and by Your rising, You filled all things with joy. Therefore we shout to You, who rose from the dead, "Glory to You, O Lord." [SD]

Sticheron 3. Mode 4.

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

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, direct us to Your truth, O Christ our Savior; and deliver us from the snares of the foe. You who rose from the dead, raise us who are fallen because of sin, extending Your hand, O Lord who loves humanity, at the intercession of Your holy ones. [SD]

Sticheron 4. Mode 4.

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

Only-begotten Logos of God, while departing not from the Father's bosom, You came to earth for love of humanity, immutably becoming human; and You physically endured the Cross and death, although impassible in divinity. Having risen from the dead, You granted the human race immortality, as the only almighty One. [SD]

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Stichera of Pascha.

Mode pl. 1.

Verse 1: Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee from before His face.

Today a sacred Pascha has been revealed to us; a Pascha new and holy, a Pascha mystical, a Pascha all-venerable, Pascha, the Redeemer Christ himself; a Pascha that is blameless, a Pascha that is great, a Pascha of believers, a Pascha that has opened for us the gates of Paradise, a Pascha that sanctifies believers all. [SD]

Verse 2: As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish, as wax melts before the fire.

Come now from that sight, O you women and heralds of good news, and say to Zion, "Receive from us the joyful tidings of the Resurrection of Christ. O Jerusalem, be exultant, dance and leap for joy, for you have witnessed Christ the King coming forth as a Bridegroom from the sepulcher." [SD]

Verse 3: So shall the sinners perish from the face of God. And let the righteous be glad.

The myrrh-bearing women at dawn very early, standing outside the tomb of the Giver-of-Life, found an Angel who was seated upon the stone. And the Angel addressed them, and this is what he said, "Why do you seek among the dead the One who is alive? Why do you grieve as though corruptible the Incorrupt? So go back and proclaim it to His Disciples." [SD]

Verse 4: This is the day the Lord made; let us greatly rejoice and be glad therein.

Pascha of delight! Pascha, the Lord's Pascha! A Pascha all venerable has risen for us. Pascha! With joy let us embrace one another. Pascha, the ransom from sorrow! Today from the sepulcher Christ emerged resplendently as from a bridal chamber, and the women He filled with joy, saying, "Proclaim this to the Apostles." [SD]

Glory.

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Mode pl. 2.

The Well of life's source, Jesus our Savior, came to the well of Jacob the Patriarch, and He asked a Samaritan woman for a drink of water. When she objected that a Jew would have no dealings with her, the wise Creator diverts her with sweet words to ask instead for the eternal water. When she had received it, she proclaimed it to all, saying, "Come and see the Knower of things hidden; He is God, and He has come in the flesh to save humanity." [SD]

Both now. Of Pascha.

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Mode pl. 1.

It is the day of the Resurrection. Let us shine brightly for the festival, and also embrace one another. Brethren, let us say even to those who hate us, "Let us forgive everything for the Resurrection." And thus let us cry aloud, "Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life." [SD]

Great Doxology

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]

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

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

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

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]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

DEACON

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

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRIEST

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

DEACON

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

DEACON

Wisdom.

(Father, bless!)

PRIEST

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

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

READER

Amen.

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

Litanies and Dismissal

DEACON

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

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRIEST

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

DEACON

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

DEACON

Wisdom.

(Father, bless!)

PRIEST

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

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

READER

Amen.

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.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

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

Dismissal

PRIEST

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

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

According to the Patriarchal Hemerologion:

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

or:

According to common practice:

PRIEST

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

PEOPLE

Truly the Lord is risen!