Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Octoechos - Mode pl. 2.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Πεντηκοστάριον

Pentecostarion

Κυριακὴ τῶν Ἁγ. Πατέρων

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

   

   

ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ

LITURGY

Unless otherwise indicated, the texts of the prayers and hymns of the Divine Liturgy are from: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (© 2016), used with permission from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This text was produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Ψαλμὸς 46.

Antiphon I. Mode 2. Psalm 46.

Στίχ. αʹ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη κροτήσατε χεῖρας· ἀλαλάξατε τῷ Θεῷ ἐν φωνῇ ἀγαλλιάσεως.

Verse 1: Oh, clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with the voice of rejoicing. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Ὅτι Κύριος ὕψιστος, φοβερός, Βασιλεὺς μέγας ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν.

Verse 2: For the Lord Most High is fearsome, a great King over all the earth. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. γʹ. Ὑπέταξε λαοὺς ἡμῖν, καὶ ἔθνη ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας ἡμῶν.

Verse 3: He subdued the peoples under us and the nations under our feet. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Ψαλμὸς 47.

Antiphon II. Mode 2. Psalm 47.

Στίχ. αʹ. Μέγας Κύριος καὶ αἰνετὸς σφόδρα.

Verse 1: Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν δόξῃ ἀναληφθεὶς ἀφ' ἡμῶν εἰς τοὺς οὐρανούς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were taken up in glory to heaven from us. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Ὁ Θεὸς ἐν τοῖς βάρεσιν αὐτῆς γινώσκεται.

Verse 2: God is known in her palaces when He helps her. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν δόξῃ ἀναληφθεὶς ἀφ' ἡμῶν εἰς τοὺς οὐρανούς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were taken up in glory to heaven from us. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. γʹ. Ὅτι ἰδοὺ οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς συνήχθησαν.

Verse 3: For behold, the kings assembled; they came together. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν δόξῃ ἀναληφθεὶς ἀφ' ἡμῶν εἰς τοὺς οὐρανούς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were taken up in glory to heaven from us. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ὁ Μονογενὴς Υἱὸς καὶ Λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἀθάνατος ὑπάρχων καὶ καταδεξάμενος διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν σαρκωθῆναι ἐκ τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, ἀτρέπτως ἐνανθρωπήσας, σταυρωθείς τε, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, εἷς ὢν τῆς Ἁγίας Τριάδος, συνδοξαζόμενος τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Only begotten Son and Logos of God, being immortal, You condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, You were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us. [GOA]

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ψαλμὸς 48.

Antiphon III. Mode 4. Psalm 48.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀκούσατε ταῦτα, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη.

Verse 1: Hear this, all you nations. [SAAS]

Στίχ. βʹ. Τὸ στόμα μου λαλήσει σοφίαν, καὶ ἡ μελέτη τῆς καρδίας μου σύνεσιν.

Verse 2: My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, understanding. [SAAS]

Στίχ. γʹ. Κλινῶ εἰς παραβολὴν τὸ οὖς μου, ἀνοίξω ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ τὸ πρόβλημά μου.

Verse 3: I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my riddle on the harp. [SAAS]

Ἀπολυτίκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἀνελήφθης ἐν δόξῃ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, χαροποιήσας τοὺς Μαθητάς, τῇ ἐπαγγελίᾳ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος· βεβαιωθέντων αὐτῶν διὰ τῆς εὐλογίας, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Υἱός τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ λυτρωτὴς τοῦ κόσμου.

You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, after You filled the Disciples with joy, by promising to send them the Holy Spirit, and You blessed them and established their faith, that You are the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world. [SD]

Εἰσοδικόν. Ἦχος βʹ.

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ. Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, risen from the dead. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

   

Ἤ, ἀντὶ τῶν Ἀντιφώνων, κατὰ τὸ τυπικόν, ψάλλονται τὰ Τυπικὰ καὶ οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

An optional alternative to the Antiphons are the Typika (Psalms 102 and 145), and the Beatitudes with the appointed troparia, which are provided here.

Ψαλμὸς 102.

Psalm 102.

Ψαλμὸς 145.

Psalm 145.

   

   

Οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

The Beatitudes.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου μνήσθητι ἡμῶν Κύριε, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου. Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

In Your kingdom. Remember us, O Lord, when You come in Your kingdom. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [RSV]

Μνήσθητί μου, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Σωτήρ μου, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου, καὶ σῶσόν με, ὡς μόνος φιλάνθρωπος.

Like the robber I entreat You, O my Savior, * when You come in Your kingdom, remember me, * O Lord, and save me, O only God who loves mankind. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. [RSV]

Διὰ ξύλου, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἀπατηθέντα, διὰ ξύλου Σταυροῦ πάλιν ἔσωσας, Λῃστὴν βοῶντα· Μνήσθητί μου, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου.

Through a tree was Adam tricked, but You saved him * through a tree, and You saved the robber as well * who cried to You, Lord: In Your kingdom remember me. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ πρᾳεῖς, ὅτι αὐτοὶ κληρονομήσουσι τὴν γῆν.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. [RSV]

ᾍδου πύλας, καὶ μοχλοὺς συντρίψας Ζωοδότα, νεκροὺς ἀνέστησας ἅπαντας, Σωτὴρ βοῶντας· Δόξα τῇ ἐγέρσει σου.

After smashing Hades’ bars and gates, O Savior, * as the Giver of life You raised all the dead, * who shouted: Glory to Your resurrection, O Lord. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες καὶ διψῶντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην, ὅτι αὐτοὶ χορτασθήσονται.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἡ ἀῤῥήτως, ἐπ' ἐσχάτων συλλαβοῦσα, καὶ τεκοῦσα τὸν Κτίστην τὸν ἴδιον, Παρθένε σῷζε, τοὺς σὲ μεγαλύνοντας.

In the latter days, ineffably conceiving, * you gave birth to the Lord who created you. * O Virgin, save us who magnify you in song. [SD]

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου

Ode iii. Mode pl. 1. By the power of Your Cross.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Μακάριοι οἱ ἐλεήμονες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. [RSV]

Ἀνῆλθες Ζωοδότα Χριστέ, πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα καὶ ἀνύψωσας, ἡμῶν τὸ γένος φιλάνθρωπε, τῇ ἀφάτῳ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ σου.

You ascended to the Father, O Christ * Giver of life, and did exalt our race, * in Your ineffable compassion, * O Lover of humanity. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ καθαροὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ, ὅτι αὐτοὶ τὸν Θεὸν ὄψονται.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. [RSV]

Αἱ τάξεις τῶν Ἀγγέλων Σωτήρ, βροτείαν φύσιν θεασάμεναι, συνανιοῦσάν σοι, ἀπαύστως, ἐκπληττόμεναι ἀνύμνουν σε.

The orders of the Angels beheld * our mortal nature going up with You. * And being struck with astonishment, * they extolled You as the Savior of all. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ εἰρηνοποιοί, ὅτι αὐτοὶ Υἱοὶ Θεοῦ κληθήσονται.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. [RSV]

Ἐξίσταντο Ἀγγέλων χοροί, Χριστὲ ὁρῶντες μετὰ σώματος, ἀναληφθέντα, καὶ ἀνύμνουν, τὴν ἁγίαν σου Ἀνάληψιν.

The choirs of the Angels were amazed * as they beheld You being bodily * taken up, O Messiah, * and they lauded Your ascension, O Lord. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ δεδιωγμένοι ἕνεκεν δικαιοσύνης, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἱκέτευε ἀπαύστως Ἁγνή, τὸν προελθόντα ἐκ λαγόνων σου, ῥυσθῆναι πλάνης Διαβόλου, τοὺς ὑμνοῦντάς σε Μητέρα Θεοῦ.

O pure one, do unceasingly entreat * the One who came forth from your virgin womb, * that those who praise you as the Mother of God * be delivered from the Devil's deceit. [SD]

Κανὼν τῶν Πατέρων.

Canon for the Fathers.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Τοῦ βίου τὴν θάλασσαν.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 2. Watching life's sea. (NM)

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Μακάριοι ἐστὲ ὅταν ὀνειδίσωσιν ὑμᾶς, καὶ διώξωσι, καὶ εἴπωσι πᾶν πονηρὸν ῥῆμα καθ' ὑμῶν, ψευδόμενοι ἕνεκεν ἐμοῦ.

Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely [for my sake]. [RSV]

Παθεῖν οὐ δεδύνηται, ζιζανίων ὁ σπορεύς, τὸ τῆς προνοίας ἄφατον, τῆς μανίας ἐπώνυμος ὁ κληθείς· Ἰούδαν ζηλώσας γάρ, ὡς ἐκεῖνος ἐῤῥάγη ὁ παμπόνηρος.

Escape the mystery of providence he could not, the sower of tares, who was called by the surname Lunacy; for having rivalled Judas, like him the wholly evil one was split asunder. [EL]

Χαίρετε καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε, ὅτι ὁ μισθὸς ὑμῶν πολὺς ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. [RSV]

Ὁ θεῖος κατάλογος, τῶν Πατέρων ὁ σεπτός, μονογενὲς ἀπαύγασμα, τῆς οὐσίας ἐκλάμψαν τῆς Πατρικῆς, κηρύττει σε Δέσποτα, καὶ πρὸ πάντων γεννηθέντα Υἱόν.

Master, the revered, godly assembly of the Fathers proclaimed you as the only-begotten brightness shining from the Father's essence, and as the Son begotten before all things. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Γαστὴρ διαῤῥήγνυται, κατὰ λόγον ἡ πηγή, τὴν θολερὰν καὶ ἄποτον, αἱρέσεων πηγάσασα δυσσεβῶν, ἀρότρῳ δεήσεως, ἱερέων ἐνθέων προμηθέστατα.

Burst open was the belly, the source which poured out the foul and undrinkable water of impious heresies, by the ploughshare of the intercession of the inspired Priests. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ μέγας προέγραψεν, ἐν Προφήταις Μωϋσῆς, σὲ κιβωτὸν καὶ τράπεζαν, καὶ λυχνίαν, καὶ στάμνον συμβολικῶς, σημαίνων τὴν σάρκωσιν, τὴν ἐκ σοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου Μητροπάρθενε.

Lampstand, ark, table and jar, so Moses, greatest of the prophets, wrote of you of old, in symbols signifying the incarnation from you of the Most High, O Virgin Mother. [EL]

Εἰσοδικόν. Ἦχος βʹ.

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ. Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, risen from the dead. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

   

Ὕμνοι μετὰ τὴν Μικρὰν Εἴσοδον

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἀγγελικαὶ Δυνάμεις ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου, καὶ οἱ φυλάσσοντες ἀπενεκρώθησαν, καὶ ἵστατο Μαρία ἐν τῷ τάφῳ, ζητοῦσα τὸ ἄχραντόν σου σῶμα. Ἐσκύλευσας τὸν ᾍδην, μὴ πειρασθεὶς ὑπ' αὐτοῦ, ὑπήντησας τῇ Παρθένῳ, δωρούμενος τὴν ζωήν, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ των νεκρῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

When the angelic powers appeared at Your grave, the soldiers guarding it feared and became as dead. And standing by the sepulcher was Mary who was seeking Your immaculate body. You devastated Hades, not afflicted by it. You went to meet the virgin, and granted eternal life. You resurrected from the dead. O Lord, glory to You. [SD]

Ἀπολυτίκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἀνελήφθης ἐν δόξῃ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, χαροποιήσας τοὺς Μαθητάς, τῇ ἐπαγγελίᾳ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος· βεβαιωθέντων αὐτῶν διὰ τῆς εὐλογίας, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Υἱός τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ λυτρωτὴς τοῦ κόσμου.

You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, after You filled the Disciples with joy, by promising to send them the Holy Spirit, and You blessed them and established their faith, that You are the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world. [SD]

Τῶν Πατέρων.

For the Fathers.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ὑπερδεδοξασμένος εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ φωστῆρας ἐπὶ γῆς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν θεμελιώσας, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν πρὸς τὴν ἀληθινὴν πίστιν, πάντας ἡμᾶς ὁδηγήσας· πολυεύσπλαγχνε, δόξα σοι.

Supremely blessed are You, O Christ our God. You established the holy Fathers upon the earth as beacons, and through them You have guided us all to the true Faith, O greatly merciful One, glory be to You. [SD]

Τοῦ Ναοῦ.

Apolytikion of the Parish Church

(Τὸ Ἀπολυτίκιον τοῦ Ναοῦ.)

(The text of the Apolytikion of the local church goes here.)

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Κοντάκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Kontakion of the Feast.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 2. Automelon.

Τὴν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν πληρώσας οἰκονομίαν, καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ γῆς ἑνώσας τοῖς οὐρανίοις, ἀνελήφθης ἐν δόξῃ, Χριστε ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, οὐδαμόθεν χωριζόμενος, ἀλλὰ μένων ἀδιάστατος, καὶ βοῶν τοῖς ἀγαπῶσί σε· Ἐγώ εἰμι μεθ' ὑμῶν, καὶ οὐδεὶς καθ' ὑμῶν.

When You had fulfilled the dispensation for our sake, * and united things on earth with the things in heaven, * You were taken up thither in glory, O Christ our God, * going not away from any place, * but continuing inseparable, * and to them that love You crying out: * "I am with you, and there is, therefore, none against you." [SD]

   

   

Ο ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΟΣ ΥΜΝΟΣ

THE TRISAGION HYMN

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

   

   

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ Ζʹ ΤΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ ΠΑΤΕΡΩΝ

SEVENTH SUNDAY, SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος δʹ. Προσευχὴ τῶν Ἁγίων Τριῶν Παίδων.

Prokeimenon. Mode 4. The Prayer of Azariah.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Blessed are You, O Lord God of our fathers. [SAAS]

Στίχ. Ὅτι δίκαιος εἶ ἐπὶ πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐποίησας ἡμῖν.

Verse: For You are righteous in all You did for us. [SAAS]

Πρ 20:16-18, 28-36

Acts 20:16-18, 28-36

Ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις, ἔκρινεν ὁ Παῦλος παραπλεῦσαι τὴν ῎Εφεσον, ὅπως μὴ γένηται αὐτῷ χρονοτριβῆσαι ἐν τῇ 'Ασίᾳ· ἔσπευδε γάρ, εἰ δυνατὸν ἦν αὐτῷ, τὴν ἡμέραν τῆς πεντηκοστῆς γενέσθαι εἰς ῾Ιεροσόλυμα 'Απὸ δὲ τῆς Μιλήτου πέμψας εἰς ῎Εφεσον μετεκαλέσατο τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους τῆς ἐκκλησίας. Ὡς δὲ παρεγένοντο πρὸς αὐτόν, εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Προσέχετε οὖν ἑαυτοῖς καὶ παντὶ τῷ ποιμνίῳ ἐν ᾧ ὑμᾶς τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ῞Αγιον ἔθετο ἐπισκόπους, ποιμαίνειν τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ, ἣν περιεποιήσατο διὰ τοῦ ἰδίου αἵματος. Ἐγὼ γὰρ οἶδα τοῦτο, ὅτι εἰσελεύσονται μετὰ τὴν ἄφιξίν μου λύκοι βαρεῖς εἰς ὑμᾶς μὴ φειδόμενοι τοῦ ποιμνίου· καὶ ἐξ ὑμῶν αὐτῶν ἀναστήσονται ἄνδρες λαλοῦντες διεστραμμένα τοῦ ἀποσπᾶν τοὺς μαθητὰς ὀπίσω αὐτῶν. Διὸ γρηγορεῖτε, μνημονεύοντες ὅτι τριετίαν νύκτα καὶ ἡμέραν οὐκ ἐπαυσάμην μετὰ δακρύων νουθετῶν ἕνα ἕκαστον. Καὶ τὰ νῦν παρατίθεμαι ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, τῷ Θεῷ καὶ τῷ λόγῳ τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ τῷ δυναμένῳ ἐποικοδομῆσαι καὶ δοῦναι ὑμῖν κληρονομίαν ἐν τοῖς ἡγιασμένοις πᾶσιν. Ἀργυρίου ἢ χρυσίου ἢ ἱματισμοῦ οὐδενὸς ἐπεθύμησα· αὐτοὶ γινώσκετε ὅτι ταῖς χρείαις μου καὶ τοῖς οὖσι μετ' ἐμοῦ ὑπηρέτησαν αἱ χεῖρες αὗται πάντα ὑπέδειξα ὑμῖν ὅτι οὕτω κοπιῶντας δεῖ ἀντιλαμβάνεσθαι τῶν ἀσθενούντων, μνημονεύειν τε τῶν λόγων τοῦ Κυρίου 'Ιησοῦ, ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε· μακάριόν ἐστι μᾶλλον διδόναι ἢ λαμβάνειν. Καὶ ταῦτα εἰπών, θεὶς τὰ γόνατα αὐτοῦ σὺν πᾶσιν αὐτοῖς προσηύξατο.

In those days, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called to him the elders of the church. And when they came to him, he said to them: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 'it is more blessed to give than to receive.' " And when he had spoken thus, he knelt down and prayed with them all. [RSV]

   

   

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἦχος αʹ. Ψαλμὸς 49.

Alleluia. Mode 1. Psalm 49.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. αʹ. Θεὸς θεῶν Κύριος ἐλάλησε καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὴν γῆν.

Verse 1: The God of gods, the Lord, spoke, and summoned the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Συναγάγετε αὐτῷ τοὺς ὁσίους αὐτοῦ.

Verse 2: Gather His holy ones to Him. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel

ΚΥΡΙΑΚῌ ΕΒΔΟΜῌ ΤΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ ΠΑΤΕΡΩΝ

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Ιωα ιζʹ 1 - 13

Jn. 17:1-13

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ ἐπάρας ὁ Ἰησοῦς τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν, εἶπε· Πάτερ, ἐλήλυθεν ἡ ὥρα· δόξασόν σου τὸν υἱόν, ἵνα καὶ ὁ υἱὸς σου δοξάσῃ σέ, καθὼς ἔδωκας αὐτῷ ἐξουσίαν πάσης σαρκός, ἵνα πᾶν ὃ δέδωκας αὐτῷ δώσῃ αὐτοῖς ζωὴν αἰώνιον. αὕτη δέ ἐστιν ἡ αἰώνιος ζωή, ἵνα γινώσκωσιν σὲ τὸν μόνον ἀληθινὸν Θεὸν καὶ ὃν ἀπέστειλας Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν. ἐγώ σε ἐδόξασα ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὸ ἔργον ἐτελειώσα ὃ δέδωκάς μοι ἵνα ποιήσω· καὶ νῦν δόξασόν με σύ, πάτερ, παρὰ σεαυτῷ τῇ δόξῃ ᾗ εἶχον πρὸ τοῦ τὸν κόσμον εἶναι παρὰ σοί. Ἐφανέρωσά σου τὸ ὄνομα τοῖς ἀνθρώποις οὓς δέδωκάς μοι ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου. σοὶ ἦσαν καὶ ἐμοὶ αὐτοὺς δέδωκας, καὶ τὸν λόγον σου τετηρήκασι. νῦν ἔγνωκαν ὅτι πάντα ὅσα δέδωκάς μοι παρὰ σοῦ εἰσιν· ὅτι τὰ ῥήματα ἃ ἔδωκάς μοι δέδωκα αὐτοῖς, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἔλαβον καὶ ἔγνωσαν ἀληθῶς ὅτι παρὰ σοῦ ἐξῆλθον, καὶ ἐπίστευσαν ὅτι σύ με ἀπέστειλας. ἐγὼ περὶ αὐτῶν ἐρωτῶ· οὐ περὶ τοῦ κόσμου ἐρωτῷ ἀλλὰ περὶ ὧν δέδωκάς μοι, ὅτι σοί εἰσι, καὶ τὰ ἐμὰ πάντα σά ἐστιν καὶ τὰ σὰ ἐμά, καὶ δεδόξασμαι ἐν αὐτοῖς. καὶ οὐκέτι εἰμὶ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ, καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ εἰσί, καὶ ἐγὼ πρὸς σὲ ἔρχομαι. Πάτερ ἅγιε, τήρησον αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου οὓς δέδωκάς μοι, ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν καθὼς ἡμεῖς. ὅτε ἤμην μετ' αὐτῶν ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ, ἐγὼ ἐτήρουν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου οὓς δέδωκάς μοι ἐφύλαξα, καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐξ αὐτῶν ἀπώλετο εἰ μὴ ὁ υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας, ἵνα ἡ γραφὴ πληρωθῇ. νῦν δὲ πρὸς σὲ ἔρχομαι, καὶ ταῦτα λαλῶ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἵνα ἔχωσι τὴν χαρὰν τὴν ἐμὴν πεπληρωμένην ἐν αὑτοῖς.

At that time, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work which you gave me to do; and now, Father, you glorify me in your own presence with the glory which I had with you before the world was made. I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world; yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you; for I have given them the words which you gave me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you did send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are mine; all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves." [RSV]

   

   

Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Θεοτόκον.

Hymn to the Theotokos.

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

It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, ever blessed, most pure, and Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Logos. We magnify you, the true Theotokos. [GOA]

   

   

Κοινωνικόν. Ψαλμὸς 148.

Communion Hymn. Psalm 148.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. Alleluia. [SAAS]

   

   

Ὕμνος μετὰ τὴν Θ. Κοινωνίαν.

Hymn after Holy Communion.

Ἀντὶ τό· Εἴδομεν τὸ φῶς.

Instead of "We have seen."

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἀνελήφθης ἐν δόξῃ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, χαροποιήσας τοὺς Μαθητάς, τῇ ἐπαγγελίᾳ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος· βεβαιωθέντων αὐτῶν διὰ τῆς εὐλογίας, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Υἱός τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ λυτρωτὴς τοῦ κόσμου.

You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, after You filled the Disciples with joy, by promising to send them the Holy Spirit, and You blessed them and established their faith, that You are the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world. [SD]

   

   

ΑΠΟΛΥΣΙΣ

THE DISMISSAL

Ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ ἐν δόξῃ ἀναληφθεὶς ἀφ' ἡμῶν εἰς τοὺς οὐρανούς, καὶ ἐν δεξιᾷ καθίσας τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ Πατρός, Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ καλλινίκων μαρτύρων· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, τῶν τριακοσίων δέκα καὶ ὀκτὼ θεοφόρων Πατέρων, τῶν τὴν ἐν Νικαίᾳ πρώτην Οἰκουμενικὴν Σύνοδον συγκροτησάντων, ὧν καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτλοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May He Who rose from the dead, and ascended from us in glory and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, 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, the 318 Holy Fathers who convened the First Ecumenical Council in Nicea, whose memory we celebrate, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

   

   

Κανόνας Νηστείας

Fasting Rule

Κατάλυσις εἰς πάντα.

Fast Free: All foods allowed.