Πεντηκοστάριον

Pentecostarion

Ἀπόδοσις τῆς Ἀναλήψεως

Leave-taking of Ascension

   

   

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Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

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. (ἐκ γʹ)

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. (3) [SD]

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

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Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Ἀγγέλων θαυμαζόντων, τῆς ἀνόδου τὸ ξένον, καὶ Μαθητῶν ἐκπληττομένων, τὸ φρικτὸν τῆς ἐπάρσεως, ἀνῆλθες μετὰ δόξης ὡς Θεός, καὶ πύλαι σοι ἐπήρθησαν Σωτήρ· διὰ τοῦτο αἱ δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν ἐθαύμαζον βοῶσαι· Δόξα τῇ καταβάσει σου Σωτήρ, δόξα τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ Ἀναλήψει σου, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

The Angels were amazed at the strangeness of Your ascent, * and the Disciples gazed in awe as You were lifted up, O Savior. * In glory You ascended as God, * and eternal gates were lifted up for You. * Therefore the powers of heaven were astonished and cried aloud, * "Glory, to You, O Lord, for Your descent! * Glory to Your kingdom! * Glory to Your Ascension, only One who loves mankind." [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ἀγγέλων θαυμαζόντων, τῆς ἀνόδου τὸ ξένον, καὶ Μαθητῶν ἐκπληττομένων, τὸ φρικτὸν τῆς ἐπάρσεως, ἀνῆλθες μετὰ δόξης ὡς Θεός, καὶ πύλαι σοι ἐπήρθησαν Σωτήρ· διὰ τοῦτο αἱ δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν ἐθαύμαζον βοῶσαι· Δόξα τῇ καταβάσει σου Σωτήρ, δόξα τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ Ἀναλήψει σου, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

The Angels were amazed at the strangeness of Your ascent, * and the Disciples gazed in awe as You were lifted up, O Savior. * In glory You ascended as God, * and eternal gates were lifted up for You. * Therefore the powers of heaven were astonished and cried aloud, * "Glory, to You, O Lord, for Your descent! * Glory to Your kingdom! * Glory to Your Ascension, only One who loves mankind." [SD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Ὁ προαιώνιος Θεὸς καὶ ἄναρχος, ἥνπερ ἀνείληφε, φύσιν ἀνθρώπειον, θεοποιήσας μυστικῶς, σήμερον ἀνελήφθη. Ἄγγελοι προτρέχοντες, Ἀποστόλοις ἐδείκνυον, τοῦτον πορευόμενον, εἰς οὐρανοὺς μετὰ δόξης πολλῆς, αὐτῷ δὲ προσκυνήσαντες ἔλεγον· Δόξα Θεῷ τῷ ἀναληφθέντι.

The un-originate and pre-eternal God, * having in mystical manner now deified * the human nature He assumed, has on this day ascended. * As He was proceeding up * into heaven with glory great, * Angels who had run ahead * pointed Him out to the Apostles; * and worshiping before Him, they cried aloud, * "Glory to You, O God, who has ascended." [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ὁ προαιώνιος Θεὸς καὶ ἄναρχος, ἥνπερ ἀνείληφε, φύσιν ἀνθρώπειον, θεοποιήσας μυστικῶς, σήμερον ἀνελήφθη. Ἄγγελοι προτρέχοντες, Ἀποστόλοις ἐδείκνυον, τοῦτον πορευόμενον, εἰς οὐρανοὺς μετὰ δόξης πολλῆς, αὐτῷ δὲ προσκυνήσαντες ἔλεγον· Δόξα Θεῷ τῷ ἀναληφθέντι.

The un-originate and pre-eternal God, * having in mystical manner now deified * the human nature He assumed, has on this day ascended. * As He was proceeding up * into heaven with glory great, * Angels who had run ahead * pointed Him out to the Apostles; * and worshiping before Him, they cried aloud, * "Glory to You, O God, who has ascended." [SD]

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

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

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου. Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου, καὶ απὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διὰ παντός. Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι. Ραντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι. Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην· ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα. Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον. Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου. Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ το Πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ. Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με. Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι. Ρῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου. Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου. Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις. Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἱερουσαλήμ. Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα. Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me. Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged. For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me. Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow. You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice. Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit. I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness. O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built; then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings; then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. [SAAS]

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

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]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὰ τῆς γῆς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς καταλιπόντες, τὰ τῆς τέφρας τῷ χοῒ παραχωροῦντες, δεῦτε ἀνανήψωμεν, καὶ εἰς ὕψος ἐπάρωμεν, ὄμματα καὶ νοήματα, πετάσωμεν τὰς ὄψεις ὁμοῦ καὶ τὰς αἰσθήσεις, ἐπὶ τὰς οὐρανίους πύλας οἱ θνητοί, νομίσωμεν εἶναι τοῦ Ἐλαιῶνος εἰς ὄρος, καὶ ἀτενίζειν τῷ λυτρουμένῳ ἐπὶ νεφέλης ἐποχουμένῳ· ἐκεῖθεν γὰρ ὁ Κύριος εἰς οὐρανοὺς ἀνέδραμεν, ἐκεῖ καὶ ὁ φιλόδωρος τὰς δωρεὰς διένειμε τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις αὐτοῦ, καλέσας ὡς Πατήρ, καὶ στηρίξας αὐτούς, ὁδηγήσας ὡς Υἱούς, καὶ λέξας πρὸς αὐτούς, οὐ χωρίζομαι ὑμῶν. Ἐγώ εἰμι μεθ' ὑμῶν, καὶ οὐδεὶς καθ' ὑμῶν.

Leaving things of earth upon the earth; consigning things of ash unto the mound; come, let us rouse ourselves, lift up eyes and thoughts, and to the heights ascend. Let our faces and our senses, mortals, likewise look to heaven's gates. Imagine us upon the mount called Olivet to gaze upon the Redeemer riding on a cloud. From there, the Lord went straightaway to the heavens. There, the Liberal One distributes gifts to His Apostles: as a father calling them, confirming them; directing them as sons; saying to them, "I do not part from you. I am with you, and there is, therefore, none against you." [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Εʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Δωροθέου, Ἐπισκόπου Τύρου.

On June 5 we commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Dorotheus, Bishop of Tyre.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς μετά φιλανθρωπίας ἐπενεχθείσης φοβερᾶς ἀπειλῆς καὶ ἀνάγκης, ἐν τῇ τῶν Βαρβάρων ἐπιδρομῇ, ὅτε, μέλλοντας ὑπʹαὐτῶν δικαίως αἰχμαλωτίζεσθαι, καὶ φόνῳ μαχαίρας παραδίδοσθαι, ὁ οἰκτίρμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Κύριος, διὰ σπλάγχνα ἐλέους αὑτοῦ, παρ’ἐλπίδα πᾶσαν ἐλυτρώσατο ἡμᾶς.

On this day we also commemorate the fearful threat and force of barbarian attack, which the merciful Lord brought upon us in His love for man, when we were justly to be taken away by them and handed over to slaughter by sword, and from which in His tender mercy He delivered us in a manner beyond all hope.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων δέκα Μαρτύρων τῶν ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, Μαρκιανοῦ, Νικάνδρου, Ὑπερεχίου, Ἀπόλλωνος, Λεωνίδου, Ἀρείου, Γοργίου, Σεληνιάδος, Εἰρήνης καὶ Πάμβωνος.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Ten Martyrs of Egypt: Marcian, Nicander, Hyperechios, Apollo, Leonidas, Arius, Gorgios, Selenios, Irene, and Pambo.

Ὁ ἅγιος μάρτυς Χριστόφορος ὁ ἀπὸ Ῥώμης, ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The holy Martyr Christopher of Rome died by the sword.

Ὁ ἅγιος Μάρτυς Κόνων, ὁ ἀπὸ Ῥώμης, ἐν θαλάσσῃ βληθεὶς τελειοῦται.

The holy Martyr Conon of Rome died when he was thrown into the sea.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Νεομάρτυς Μᾶρκος, ὁ ἐν Χίῳ ἀθλήσας, ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The Holy New-Martyr Mark, who struggled ascetically in Chios, died by the sword.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By their holy intercessions, Christ God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

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Καταβασίαι τῆς Πεντηκοστῆς Βʹ

Katavasias of Pentecost II

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Mode 4.

Θείῳ καλυφθεὶς ὁ βραδύγλωσσος γνόφῳ * ἐῤῥητόρευσε τὸν θεογράφον νόμον. * Ἰλὺν γὰρ ἐκτινάξας ὄμματος νόου, * Ὁρᾷ τὸν ὄντα, καὶ μυεῖται Πνεύματος Γνῶσιν, * γεραίρων ἐνθέοις τοῖς ᾄσμασιν.

Having been concealed in divine darkness, Moses, * slow of tongue, declared the Law that God had written. * For shaking off impurity from his mind's eye, * he sees the One who is, being an initiate * of the Spirit's knowledge, lauding with songs inspired. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Ἔῤῥηξε γαστρὸς ἠτεκνωμένης πέδας, * Ὕβριν τε δυσκάθεκτον εὐτεκνουμένης. * Μόνη προσευχὴ τῆς Προφήτιδος πάλαι Ἄννης, * φερούσης πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον· * Πρὸς τὸν δυνάστην, καὶ Θεὸν τῶν γνώσεων.

By itself the prayer of the Prophetess Anna * broke the fetters of her womb that made her childless, * and the harsh derision of the one with many children, * of old when she brought a broken spirit * to the God of knowledge and only Sovereign. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ἄναξ ἀνάκτων, οἷος ἐξ οἵου μόνος, * Λόγος προελθών, Πατρὸς ἐξ ἀναιτίου. * Ἰσοσθενές σου Πνεῦμα τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις, * Νημερτὲς ἐξέπεμψας ὡς εὐεργέτης, * ᾌδουσι, Δόξα τῷ κράτει σου, Κύριε.

Monarch of monarchs, the only from the only, * Logos who came forth from the uncaused Father, * as Benefactor You sent out Your unerring, * equipotent Spirit unto the Apostles, * as they sing, Glory be unto Your might, O Lord. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Λυτήριον κάθαρσιν ἀμπλακημάτων, * πυρίπνοον δέξασθε Πνεύματος δρόσον, * Ὦ τέκνα φωτόμορφα τῆς Ἐκκλησίας, * νῦν ἐκ Σιὼν γὰρ ἐξελήλυθε νόμος. * Ἡ γλωσσοπυρσόμορφος Πνεύματος χάρις.

Receive now the fire-breathing dew of the Spirit, * redemptive purgation of all your offences, * O children of the Church having been illumined; * for now a law has gone forth out of Zion, * namely the tongued and fiery grace of the Spirit. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ἱλασμὸς ἡμῖν Χριστὲ καὶ σωτηρία, * Ὁ Δεσπότης ἔλαμψας ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου, * Ἵν, ὡς Προφήτην θηρὸς ἐκ θαλατίου, * Στέρνων Ἰωνᾶν, τῆς φθορᾶς διαρπάσῃς, * Ὅλον τὸν Ἀδάμ, παγγενῆ πεπτωκότα.

Master Christ, as expiation and salvation, * unto us You shone forth from the holy Virgin, * so as to snatch from corruption the entire * fallen race of Adam, as once You did Jonah * the Prophet of old from the chest of the sea beast. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Σύμφωνον ἐθρόησεν ὀργάνων μέλος, * Σέβειν τὸ χρυσότευκτον ἄψυχον βρέτας. * Ἡ τοῦ Παρακλήτου δὲ φωσφόρος χάρις, * Σεβασμιάζει τοῦ βοᾷν, Τριὰς μόνη, * Ἰσοσθενής, ἄναρχος, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The combined sound of the instruments demanded * everyone to worship the gold, lifeless image. * But the Holy Spirit's grace, which is light-bearing, * incites to shout with awe, "Only equipotent, * unoriginate Trinity, You are blessed." [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Λύει τὰ δεσμὰ καὶ δροσίζει τὴν φλόγα, * Ὁ τρισσοφεγγὴς τῆς θεαρχίας τύπος, * Ὑμνοῦσι Παῖδες, εὐλογεῖ δὲ τὸν μόνον, * Σωτῆρα καὶ παντουργόν, ὡς εὐεργέτην, * ἡ δημιουργηθεῖσα σύμπασα κτίσις.

Once the triple radiant type of the Godhead * loosed the bonds and bedewed the flame in the furnace. * The three young men then sang praises; and together * with all created nature they blessed the only * Savior and Maker of all as Benefactor. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 1. Heirmos.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode pl. 1. Heirmos.

Σὲ τὴν ὑπὲρ νοῦν, καὶ λόγον Μητέρα Θεοῦ, τὴν ἐν χρόνῳ τὸν ἄχρονον ἀφράστως κυήσασαν, οἱ πιστοὶ ὁμοφρόνως μεγαλύνομεν.

You, transcending mind and reason the Mother of God, * who gave birth to the timeless One in time inexpressibly, * we the faithful with one accord now magnify. [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Σὲ τὸν λυτρωτὴν τοῦ κόσμου, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεόν, οἱ Ἀπόστολοι βλέποντες, ἐνθέως ὑψούμενον, μετὰ δέους σκιρτῶντες ἐμεγάλυνον.

Watching You the world's Redeemer, O Christ our God, * be divinely exalted, the Apostles with reverent awe * did exultantly leap, and You they magnified.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Σοῦ τὴν θεωθεῖσαν σάρκα ὁρῶντες Χριστέ, ἐν τῷ ὕψει οἱ Ἄγγελοι, ἀλλήλοις διένευον· Ἀληθῶς οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν.

As the Angels saw Your deified flesh in the heights, * they signaled to one another: * This is truly our God. [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Σὲ τῶν ἀσωμάτων τάξεις Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐν νεφέλαις αἰρόμενον ἰδοῦσαι ἐκραύγαζον· τῷ τῆς δόξης Βασιλεῖ πύλας ἄρατε.

The ranks of incorporeals, O Christ our God, * beholding You being lifted on the clouds, cried aloud: * Take away the gates for the King of glory. [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Σὲ τὸν καταβάντα ἕως ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς, καὶ τὸν ἄνθρωπον σώσαντα, καὶ τῇ ἀναβάσει σου ἀνυψώσαντα, τοῦτον μεγαλύνομεν.

You, O Lord, descended to the lowest part of the earth * and You saved humanity and raised it up on high * by Your ascension. You do we magnify. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Χαῖρε Θεοτόκε Μήτηρ Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὃν ἐκύησας, σήμερον, ἐκ γῆς ἀνιπτάμενον, σὺν Ἄγγέλοις ὁρῶσα ἐμεγάλυνες.

Rejoice, O Theotokos, Mother of Christ our God. * As today you watched the One whom you had borne flying up * from the earth, with the Angels Him you magnified. [SD]

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ἅπας γηγενής.

Ode ix. Mode 4. All you born on earth.

Ἄγγελοι, τὴν ἄνοδον τοῦ Δεσπότου, ὁρῶντες ἐξεπλήττοντο, πῶς μετὰ δόξης ἐπήρθη, ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς εἰς τὰ ἄνω.

The Angels beholding the Master's ascension * were filled with great astonishment * at how with glory He was lifted * from the earth into heaven.

Ὢ τῶν δωρεῶν, τῶν ὑπὲρ κατάληψιν! ὢ μυστηρίου φρικτοῦ! πάντων ὁ δεσπόζων γάρ, ἐκ γῆς ἀπαίρων πρὸς τὰ οὐράνια, τοῖς Μαθηταῖς ἀπέστειλε, Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, τὸ φωτίσαν τούτων τὴν διάνοιαν, καὶ πυρίνους τελέσαν ἐν χάριτι.

Oh, the gifts of God * beyond comprehension! Oh, the awesome mystery! * For the sovereign Lord of all * rising from earth to the heavenly abodes * sent down to His Disciples the all-holy Spirit of God, * who illumined their mind and their intellect, and effectively set them afire with grace. [SD]

Ἄγγελοι, τὴν ἄνοδον τοῦ Δεσπότου, ὁρῶντες ἐξεπλήττοντο, πῶς μετὰ δόξης ἐπήρθη, ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς εἰς τὰ ἄνω.

The Angels beholding the Master's ascension * were filled with great astonishment * at how with glory He was lifted * from the earth into heaven.

Στίφει Μαθητῶν, ὁ Κύριος ἔφησεν· Ὑμεῖς καθίσατε, εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα, κἀγὼ ἐκπέμψω ὑμῖν Παράκλητον, ἄλλον, Πατρὶ τὸν σύνθρονον, κἀμοὶ ὁμότιμον, ὃν ὁρᾶτε, ἀναλαμβανόμενον, καὶ νεφέλῃ φωτὸς ἐποχούμενον.

To the sacred band * of holy Disciples did the risen Lord command: * Tarry in Jerusalem * and I shall send you another Comforter, * who shares the Father's throne and is of equal honor with me * whom you see now into heaven taken up, * being carried aloft on a cloud of light. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἤρθη ἐμφανῶς, ἡ μεγαλοπρέπεια, ἄνωθεν σαρκὶ πτωχεύσαντος, τῶν οὐρανῶν, τοῦ καὶ συνεδρίᾳ Πατρὸς τετίμηται, φύσις ἡμῶν ἡ ἔκπτωτος. Πανηγυρίσωμεν, καὶ συμφώνως πάντες ἀλαλάξωμεν, καὶ κροτήσωμεν χεῖρας γηθόμενοι.

The magnificence * of the One who in flesh became poor clearly was * higher than the heavens raised. * Our fallen nature has now been honored by * its session with the Father. Therefore let us celebrate * and with one voice jubilantly cry aloud, * and with gladness of heart let us clap our hands. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Φῶς τὸ ἐκ φωτός, ἐκλάμψαν πανάμωμε, ἐκ σοῦ ἀνέτειλε, καὶ τὴν ἀμαυρότητα, τῆς ἀθεΐας πᾶσαν διέλυσε, καὶ τοὺς νυκτὶ καθεύδοντας ἐφωταγώγησε· διὰ τοῦτο πάντες κατὰ χρέος σε, εἰς αἰῶνας ἀεὶ μακαρίζομεν.

O all-blameless one, * from you rose the Light which manifestly shone from Light * and which has entirely * dispelled the darkness and gloom of godlessness * and led unto the light those who had been asleep in the night. * We all, therefore, as we are obliged to do, * to eternity ever pronounce you blest. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Χαίροις Ἄνασσα, μητροπάρθενον κλέος. * Ἅπαν γὰρ εὐδίνητον εὔλαλον στόμα. * Ῥητρεῦον, οὐ σθένει σε μέλπειν ἀξίως. * Ἰλιγγιᾷ δὲ νοῦς ἅπας σοῦ τὸν τόκον Νοεῖν· * ὅθεν σε συμφώνως δοξάζομεν.

Queen of all, rejoice! boast of mothers and virgins; * for there is no fluent, no eloquent speaker * whose words have the power worthily to praise you; * and every mind is dazed when on your childbirth it thinks; * hence we glorify you in unison. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 2. Automelon.

Τῶν Μαθητῶν ὁρώντων σε ἀνελήφθης, Χριστὲ πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα συνεδριάζων, Ἄγγελοι προτρέχοντες ἐκραύγαζον· Ἄρατε πύλας ἄρατε· ὁ Βασιλεὺς γὰρ ἀνῆλθε, πρὸς τὴν ἀρχίφωτον δόξαν. (ἐκ γʹ)

With the disciples witnessing, You ascended, * O Christ, unto the Father, to sit beside Him. * Angels ran before You and they cried aloud, * Lift up the gates, O lift them up. * Behold the King has ascended * to light-principial glory. (3) [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος αʹ.

Lauds. Mode 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Στιχηρὰ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Stichera for the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων.

Mode 1. For the celestial orders.

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

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

Ἀγγελικῶς οἱ ἐν κόσμῳ, πανηγυρίσωμεν, τῷ ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης, Θεῷ ἐποχουμένῳ, κραυγάζοντες τὸν ὕμνον· Ἅγιος εἶ, ὁ Πατὴρ ὁ οὐράνιος, ὁ συναΐδιος Λόγος, Ἅγιος εἶ, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ πανάγιον.

Let us on earth like the angels festively celebrate, * crying aloud and singing * unto God, who is mounted * on the throne of glory, the thrice-holy hymn, * "Heavenly Father, holy are You; * co-unoriginate Logos, holy are You; * and all-holy Spirit, holy are You." [SD]

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

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

Ἀγγελικῶς οἱ ἐν κόσμῳ, πανηγυρίσωμεν, τῷ ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης, Θεῷ ἐποχουμένῳ, κραυγάζοντες τὸν ὕμνον· Ἅγιος εἶ, ὁ Πατὴρ ὁ οὐράνιος, ὁ συναΐδιος Λόγος, Ἅγιος εἶ, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ πανάγιον.

Let us on earth like the angels festively celebrate, * crying aloud and singing * unto God, who is mounted * on the throne of glory, the thrice-holy hymn, * "Heavenly Father, holy are You; * co-unoriginate Logos, holy are You; * and all-holy Spirit, holy are You." [SD]

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

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

Οἱ ἀρχηγοὶ τῶν Ἀγγέλων, κατανοοῦντες Σωτήρ, τὸ τῆς ἀνόδου ξένον, διηπόρουν ἀλλήλοις· Τίς ἡ θέα αὕτη; ἄνθρωπος μέν, τῇ μορφῇ ὁ ὁρώμενος, ὡς δὲ Θεός, ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν, μετὰ σώματος ἀνέρχεται.

As the pre-eminent Angels perceived Your strange ascent, * they were perplexed, O Savior, * and they asked one another, * "What are we beholding? Human in form * is the one we are seeing here. * He has a body; and yet, look how He ascends * far above the heavens, as our God." [SD]

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

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

Οἱ Γαλιλαῖοι ὁρῶντες, ἀναληφθέντα σε, ἀπὸ τοῦ Ἐλαιῶνος, μετὰ σώματος Λόγε, ἤκουον Ἀγγέλων, βοώντων αὐτοῖς· Τί ἑστήκατε βλέποντες; οὗτος ἐλεύσεται πάλιν μετὰ σαρκός, καθ' ὃν τρόπον ἐθεάσασθε.

The men of Galilee, watching as You were taken up * from the Mount of Olives * with Your body, O Logos, * heard the voice of Angels who cried out to them, * saying, "Why do you stand and look? * This Jesus, henceforth incarnate, will come again * in the same way as you saw Him go." [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἐτέχθης ὡς αὐτὸς ἠθέλησας, ἐφάνης, ὡς αὐτὸς ἠβουλήθης, ἔπαθες σαρκί, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀνέστης, πατήσας τὸν θάνατον, ἀνελήφθης ἐν δόξῃ, ὁ τὰ σύμπαντα πληρῶν, καὶ ἀπέστειλας ἡμῖν Πνεῦμα θεῖον, τοῦ ἀνυμνεῖν καὶ δοξάζειν σου τὴν Θεότητα.

You were born, as You yourself so willed; You appeared, as You yourself so wished. You suffered in the flesh, O our God; you rose from the dead, having trampled death. You were taken up in glory, You who fill the universe; and You sent us the divine Spirit, that we might extol and glorify Your Divinity. [SD]

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

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]