Πεντηκοστάριον - Ψυχοσάββατον

Pentecostarion - Soul Saturday

Τῇ Παρασκευῇ Ἑσπέρας

On Friday Evening

Ψυχοσάββατον

Soul Saturday

   

   

ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ

VESPERS

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Blessed is our God always, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν τῷ Βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν Θεῷ.

Come, let us worship and bow down before God our King.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ τῷ Βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν Θεῷ.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ God our King.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν αὐτῷ, Χριστῷ τῷ Βασιλεῖ καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Him, Christ our King and God.

Ψαλμὸς ΡΓʹ (103).

Psalm 103 (104).

Εὐλόγει ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον. Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου ἐμεγαλύνθης σφόδρα. Ἐξομολόγησιν καὶ μεγαλοπρέπειαν ἐνεδύσω, ἀναβαλλόμενος φῶς ὡς ἱμάτιον. Ἐκτείνων τὸν οὐρανὸν ὡσεὶ δέῤῥιν, ὁ στεγάζων ἐν ὕδασιν τὰ ὑπερῷα αὐτοῦ. Ὁ τιθεὶς νέφη τὴν ἐπίβασιν αὐτοῦ, ὁ περιπατῶν ἐπὶ πτερύγων ἀνέμων. Ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς Ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ πνεύματα, καὶ τοὺς λειτουργοὺς αὐτοῦ πυρὸς φλόγα. Ὁ θεμελιῶν τὴν γὴν ἐπὶ τὴν ἀσφάλειαν αὐτῆς, οὐ κλιθήσεται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος. Ἄβυσσος ὡς ἱμάτιον τὸ περιβόλαιον αὐτοῦ, ἐπὶ τῶν ὀρέων στήσονται ὕδατα. Ἀπὸ ἐπιτιμήσεώς σου φεύξονται, ἀπὸ φωνῆς βροντῆς σου δειλιάσουσιν. Ἀναβαίνουσιν ὄρη, καὶ καταβαίνουσι πεδία εἰς τόπον, ὃν ἐθεμελίωσας αὐτά. Ὅριον ἔθου, ὃ οὐ παρελεύσονται, οὐδὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι καλύψαι τὴν γήν. Ὁ ἐξαποστέλλων πηγὰς ἐν φάραγξιν, ἀναμέσον τῶν ὀρέων διελεύσονται ὕδατα· ποτιοῦσι πάντα τὰ θηρία τοῦ ἀγροῦ, προσδέξονται ὄναγροι εἰς δίψαν αὐτῶν. Ἐπ' αὐτὰ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κατασκηνώσει, ἐκ μέσου τῶν πετρῶν δώσουσι φωνήν. Ποτίζων ὄρη ἐκ τῶν ὑπερώων αὐτοῦ, ἀπὸ καρποῦ τῶν ἔργων σου χορτασθήσεται ἡ γῆ. Ὁ ἐξανατέλλων χόρτον τοῖς κτήνεσι, καὶ χλόην τῇ δουλείᾳ τῶν ἀνθρώπων. Τοῦ ἐξαγαγεῖν ἄρτον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, καὶ οἶνος εὐφραίνει καρδίαν ἀνθρώπου. Τοῦ ἱλαρύναι πρόσωπον ἐν ἐλαίῳ, καὶ ἄρτος καρδίαν ἀνθρώπου στηρίζει. Χορτασθήσεται τὰ ξύλα τοῦ πεδίου, αἱ κέδροι τοῦ Λιβάνου, ἃς ἐφύτευσας. Ἐκεῖ στρουθία ἐννοσσεύσουσι, τοῦ ἐρωδιοῦ ἡ κατοικία ἠγεῖται αὐτῶν. Ὄρη τὰ ὑψηλὰ ταῖς ἐλάφοις, πέτρα καταφυγὴ τοῖς λαγωοίς. Ἐποίησε σελήνην εἰς καιρούς, ὁ ἥλιος ἔγνω τὴν δύσιν αὐτοῦ. Ἔθου σκότος, καὶ ἐγένετο νύξ, ἐν αὐτῇ διελεύσονται πάντα τὰ θηρία τοῦ δρυμοῦ. Σκύμνοι ὠρυόμενοι τοῦ ἁρπᾶσαι, καὶ ζητῆσαι παρὰ τῷ Θεῷ βρῶσιν αὐτοῖς. Ἀνέτειλεν ὁ ἥλιος, καὶ συνήχθησαν, καὶ εἰς τὰς μάνδρας αὐτῶν κοιτασθήσονται. Ἐξελεύσεται ἄνθρωπος ἐπὶ τὸ ἔργον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν ἐργασίαν αὐτοῦ ἕως ἑσπέρας. Ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου, Κύριε, πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας, ἐπληρώθη ἡ γῆ τῆς κτίσεώς σου. Αὕτη ἡ θάλασσα ἡ μεγάλη καὶ εὐρύχωρος, ἐκεῖ ἑρπετὰ ὧν οὐκ ἔστιν ἀριθμός, ζῷα μικρὰ μετὰ μεγάλων. Ἐκεῖ πλοῖα διαπορεύονται, δράκων οὗτος, ὃν ἔπλασας ἐμπαίζειν αὐτή. Πάντα πρὸς σὲ προσδοκῶσι, δοῦναι τὴν τροφὴν αὐτῶν εἰς εὔκαιρον, δόντος σου αὐτοῖς συλλέξουσιν. Ἀνοίξαντός σου τὴν χείρα, τὰ σύμπαντα πλησθήσονται χρηστότητος, ἀποστρέψαντος δέ σου τὸ πρόσωπον, ταραχθήσονται. Ἀντανελεῖς τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐκλείψουσι, καὶ εἰς τὸν χοῦν αὐτῶν ἐπιστρέψουσιν. Ἐξαποστελεῖς τὸ πνεῦμα σου, καὶ κτισθήσονται, καὶ ἀνακαινιεῖς τὸ πρόσωπον τῆς γῆς. Ἤτω ἡ δόξα Κυρίου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, εὐφρανθήσεται Κύριος ἐπὶ τοῖς ἔργοις αὐτοῦ. Ὁ ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ τὴν γήν, καὶ ποιῶν αὐτὴν τρέμειν, ὁ ἁπτόμενος τῶν ὀρέων, καὶ καπνίζονται. ᾌσω τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν τῇ ζωῇ μου, ψαλῶ τῷ Θεῷ μου ἕως ὑπάρχω. Ἡδυνθείη αὐτῷ ἡ διαλογή μου, ἐγὼ δὲ εὐφρανθήσομαι ἐπὶ τῷ Κυρίῳ. Ἐκλείποιεν ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς, καὶ ἄνομοι, ὥστε μὴ ὑπάρχειν αὐτούς. Εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον.

Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, You are magnified exceedingly; You clothe Yourself with thanksgiving and majesty, who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, who stretch out the heavens like a curtain; You are He who covers His upper chambers with water, who makes the clouds His means of approach, who walks on the wings of the winds, who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire. He established the earth on its stable foundation; it shall not be moved unto ages of ages. The deep like a garment is His covering; the waters shall stand upon the mountains; at Your rebuke they shall flee; at the sound of Your thunder, they shall be afraid. The mountains rise up, and the plains sink down to the place You founded for them. You set a boundary they shall not pass over; neither shall they return to cover the earth. You are He who sends springs into the valley; the waters shall pass between the mountains; they shall give drink to all the wild animals of the field; the wild asses shall quench their thirst; the birds of heaven shall dwell beside them; they shall sing from the midst of the rocks. You are He who waters the mountains from His higher places; the earth shall be satisfied with the fruit of Your works. You are He who causes grass to grow for the cattle, and the green plant for the service of man, to bring forth bread from the earth; and wine gladdens the heart of man, to brighten his face with oil; and bread strengthens man's heart. The trees of the plain shall be full of fruit, the cedars of Lebanon, which You planted; there the sparrows shall make their nests; the house of the heron takes the lead among them. The high mountains are for the deer; the cliff is a refuge for the rabbits. He made the moon for seasons; the sun knows its setting. You established darkness, and it was night, wherein all the wild animals of the forest will prowl about; the young lions roar and snatch their prey, and seek their food from God. The sun arises, and they are gathered together; and they shall be put to bed in their dens. Man shall go out to his work and to his labor until evening. O Lord, Your works shall be magnified greatly; You made all things in wisdom; the earth was filled with Your creation. There is this great and spacious sea: the creeping things are there without number; the living things are there, both small and great; there the ships pass through; there is this dragon You formed to play therein. All things wait upon You, that You may give them food in due season. When You give it to them, they shall gather it; when You open Your hand, all things shall be filled with Your goodness. But when You turn Your face away, they shall be troubled; when You take away their breath, they shall die and return again to their dust. You shall send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Let the glory of the Lord be forever; the Lord shall be glad in His works; He looks upon the earth and makes it tremble; He touches the mountains, and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing to my God as long as I exist; may my words be pleasing to Him, and I shall be glad in the Lord. May sinners cease from the earth, and the lawless, so as to be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Ὁ ἥλιος ἔγνω τὴν δύσιν αὐτοῦ. Ἔθου σκότος, καὶ ἐγένετο νύξ.

The sun knows its setting. You established darkness, and it was night.

Ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου, Κύριε· πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας.

O Lord, Your works shall be magnified greatly; You made all things in wisdom. [SAAS]

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.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεός. (ἐκ γʹ)

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

Ἡ ἐλπὶς ἡμῶν, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.

Our hope, O Lord, glory to You.

Δείξε εὐχάς.

Show Prayers

Ἀπαγγελλομένου ἐπίσης τοῦ Προοιμιακοῦ, ὁ Ιερεὺς ἵσταται ἀσκεπὴς ἐνώπιον τῆς ἁγίας Τραπέζης ἢ καὶ ἐνώπιον τῆς εἰκόνος τοῦ Σωτῆρος Χριστοῦ, ἱστάμενος ἐπὶ τοῦ Σολέα (ὡς ἐν τῷ Ὄρθρῳ), καὶ ἀναγινώσκει μυστικῶς τὰς Εὐχὰς τοῦ Λιχνικοῦ·

While the Opening Psalm is being read the Priest, bareheaded and standing in front of the Holy Table, says quietly the following Prayers at the Lighting of the Lamps.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (μυστικῶς)

PRIEST (inaudibly)

ΕΥΧΗ ΠΡΩΤΗ

1st Prayer

Κύριε, οἰκτίρμον καὶ ἐλεῆμον, μακρόθυμε καὶ πολυέλεε, ἐνώτισαι τὴν προσευχὴν ἡμῶν, καὶ πρόσχες τῇ φωνῇ τῆς δεήσεως ἡμῶν· ποίησον μεθ' ἡμῶν σημεῖον εἰς ἀγαθόν· ὁδήγησον ἡμᾶς ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ σου τοῦ πορεύεσθαι ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ σου· εὔφρανον τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν, εἰς τὸ φοβεῖσθαι τὸ Ὄνομά σου τὸ ἅγιον· διότι μέγας εἶ σὺ, καὶ ποιῶν θαυμάσια· σὺ εἶ Θεὸς μόνος, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὅμοιός σοι ἐν θεοῖς, Κύριε, δυνατὸς ἐν ἐλέει, καὶ ἀγαθὸς ἐν ἰσχύϊ, εἰς τὸ βοηθεῖν καὶ παρακαλεῖν, καὶ σῴζειν πάντας τοὺς ἐλπίζοντας εἰς τὸ Ὄνομά σου τὸ ἅγιον.

O Lord, compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and full of mercy, listen to our prayer and attend to the voice of our supplication. Make for us a sign for good. Guide us in your way, to walk in your truth. Make glad our hearts to fear your holy Name, because you are great and do wondrous things. You alone are God, and there is none like you, O Lord, among gods: powerful in mercy and loving in strength to help and to console and to save all who hope in your holy Name. [EL]

Ὅτι πρέπει σοι πᾶσα δόξα, τιμὴ καὶ προσκύνησις, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

For to you belong all glory, honour and worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen. [EL]

ΕΥΧΗ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ

2nd Prayer

Κύριε, μὴ τῷ θυμῷ σου ἐλέγξῃς ἡμᾶς, μηδὲ τῇ ὀργῇ σου παιδεύσῃς ἡμᾶς, ἀλλὰ ποίησον μεθ' ἡμῶν κατὰ τὴν ἐπιείκειάν σου, ἰατρὲ καὶ θεραπευτὰ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν· ὁδήγησον ἡμᾶς ἐπὶ λιμένα θελήματός σου· φώτισον τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῶν καρδιῶν ἡμῶν, εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν τῆς σῆς ἀληθείας· καὶ δώρησαι ἡμῖν τὸ λοιπὸν τῆς παρούσης ἡμέρας εἰρηνικὸν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, καὶ πάντα τὸν χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν· πρεσβείαις τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων σου.

Lord, do not rebuke us in your anger, nor chastise us in your wrath, but deal with us in accordance with your kindness, physician and healer of our souls. Guide us to the harbour of your will. Enlighten the eyes of our hearts to the knowledge of your truth and grant that the rest of the present day and the whole time of our life may be peaceful and without sin, at the prayers of the holy Mother of God and of all the Saints. [EL]

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. Ἀμήν.

For yours is the might, and yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen. [EL]

ΕΥΧΗ ΤΡΙΤΗ

3rd Prayer

Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, μνήσθητι ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν καὶ ἀχρείων δούλων σου, ἐν τῷ ἐπικαλεῖσθαι ἡμᾶς τὸ ἅγιον ὄνομά σου, καὶ μὴ καταισχύνῃς ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τῆς προσδοκίας τοῦ ἐλέους σου, ἀλλὰ χάρισαι ἡμῖν, Κύριε, πάντα τὰ πρὸς σωτηρίαν αἰτήματα· καὶ ἀξίωσον ἡμᾶς ἀγαπᾶν, καὶ φοβεῖσθαί σε ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας ἡμῶν, καὶ ποιεῖν ἐν πᾶσι τὸ θέλημά σου.

Lord our God, remember us, sinners and your unprofitable servants, as we call upon your holy Name, and do not put us to shame from the expectation of your mercy, but graciously grant us, Lord, all the requests that are for salvation, and count us worthy to love and to fear you from our whole heart, and in all things to do your will. [EL]

Ὅτι ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

For you, O God, are good and love mankind, and to you we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen. [EL]

ΕΥΧΗ ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗ

4th Prayer

Ὁ τοῖς ἀσιγήτοις ὕμνοις καὶ ἀπαύστοις δοξολογίαις ὑπὸ τῶν ἁγίων δυνάμεων ἀνυμνούμενος, πλήρωσον τὸ στόμα ἡμῶν τῆς αἰνέσεώς σου, τοῦ δοῦναι μεγαλωσύνην τῷ ὀνόματί σου τῷ ἁγίῳ· καὶ δὸς ἡμῖν μερίδα καὶ κλῆρον μετὰ πάντων τῶν φοβουμένων σε ἐν ἀληθείᾳ καὶ φυλασσόντων τὰς ἐντολάς σου· πρεσβείαις τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου καὶ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων σου.

O Lord, who are praised by the holy Powers with never silent hymns and unceasing songs of glory, fill our mouth with your praise to give majesty to your holy Name, and give us a part and an inheritance with all who fear you in truth and who keep your commandments, at the prayers of the holy Mother of God and of all your Saints. [EL]

Ὅτι πρέπει σοι πᾶσα δόξα, τιμὴ καὶ προσκύνησις, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

For to you belong all glory, honour and worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen. [EL]

ΕΥΧΗ ΠΕΜΠΤΗ

5th Prayer

Κύριε, Κύριε, ὁ τῇ ἀχραντῳ σου παλάμῃ συνέχων τὰ σύμπατα, ὁ μακροθυμῶν ἐπὶ πάντας ἡμᾶς καὶ μετανοῶν ἐπὶ ταῖς κακίαις ἡμῶν, μνήσθητι τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου καὶ τοῦ ἐλέους σου· ἐπίσκεψαι ἡμᾶς ἐν τῇ σῇ ἀγαθότητι· καὶ δὸς ἡμῖν διαφυγεῖν καὶ τὸ λοιπὸν τῆς παρούσης ἡμέρας, ἐκ τῶν τοῦ πονηροῦ ποικίλων μηχανημάτων, καὶ ἀνεπιβούλευτον τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν διαφύλαξον, τῇ χάριτι τοῦ Παναγίου σου Πνεύματος.

Lord, Lord, who uphold the universe by your immaculate hand, who are long-suffering towards us all and who repent of evils, remember your acts of compassion and your mercy. Visit us in your loving kindness and grant that for the rest of the present day we may escape the manifold wiles of the evil one, and, by the grace of your All-holy Spirit, keep our life free from assault. [EL]

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

By the mercy and love for mankind of your Only-begotten Son, with whom you are blessed, together with your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen. [EL]

ΕΥΧΗ ΕΚΤΗ

6th Prayer

Ὁ Θεός, ὁ μέγας καὶ θαυμαστός, ὁ ἀνεκδιηγήτῳ ἀγαθωσύνῃ καὶ πλουσίᾳ προνοίᾳ διοικῶν τὰ σύμπαντα· ὁ καὶ τα ἐγκόσμια ἀγαθὰ ἡμῖν δωρησάμενος, καὶ κατεγγυήσας ἡμῖν τὴν ἐπηγγελμένην βασιλείαν, διὰ τῶν ἤδη κεχαρισμένων ἡμῖν αγαθῶν· ὁ ποιήσας ἡμᾶς καὶ τῆς νῦν ἡμέρας τὸ παρελθὸν μέρος ἀπὸ παντὸς ἐκκλῖναι κακοῦ, δώρησαι ἡμῖν καὶ τὸ ὑπόλοιπον ἀμέμπτως ἐκτελέσαι, ἐνώπιον τῆς ἁγίας δόξης σου, ὑμνοῦντάς σε τὸν μόνον ἀγαθόν, καὶ φιλάνθρωπον Θεὸν ἡμῶν.

O God, great and wonderful, who order the universe with inexpressible loving-kindness and rich providence; who have granted us also the blessings of this world and brought us near to the promised Kingdom through the blessings that have been bestowed on us already; who have made us turn aside from every evil during that part of the present day which is now over, grant us also to complete what remains without blame in the presence of your holy glory, as we sing your praise, who alone are our God, good and the Lover of mankind. [EL]

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

For you are our God and to you we give glory, to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen. [EL]

ΕΥΧΗ ΕΒΔΟΜΗ

7th Prayer

Ὁ Θεὸς ὁ μέγας καὶ ὕψιστος, ὁ μόνος ἔχων ἀθανασίαν, φῶς οἰκῶν ἀπρόσιτον, ὁ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν ἐν σοφίᾳ δημιουργήσας. Ὁ διαχωρήσας ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ φωτός, καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ σκότους, καὶ τὸν μὲν ἥλιον θέμενος εἰς ἐξουσίαν τῆς ἡμέρας, σελήνην δὲ καὶ ἀστέρας εἰς ἐξουσίαν τῆς νυκτός· ὁ καταξιώσας ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἁμαρτωλοὺς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς παρούσης ὥρας προφθάσαι τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἐν ἐξομολογήσει, καὶ τὴν ἑσπερινήν σοι δοξολογίαν προσαγαγεῖν· αὐτός, φιλάνθρωπε Κύριε, κατεύθυνον τὴν προσευχὴν ἡμῶν ὡς θυμίαμα ἐνώπιόν σου καὶ πρόσδεξαι αὐτὴν εἰς ὀσμὴν εὐωδίας. Παράσχου δὲ ἡμῖν τὴν παροῦσαν ἑσπέραν καὶ τὴν ἐπιοῦσαν νύκτα εἰρηνικήν· ἔνδυσον ἡμᾶς ὅπλα φωτός· ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ φόβου νυκτερινοῦ καὶ ἀπὸ παντὸς πράγματος ἐν σκότει διαπορευομένου· καὶ δὸς ἡμῖν τὸν ὕπνον, ὃν εἰς ἀνάπαυσιν τῇ ἀσθενείᾳ ἡμῶν ἐδωρήσω, πάσης διαβολικῆς φαντασίας ἀπηλλαγμένον. Ναί, Δέσποτα τῶν ἁπάντων, τῶν ἀγαθῶν χορηγέ· ἵνα, καὶ ἐπὶ ταῖς κοίταις ἡμῶν κατανυγόμενοι, μνημονεύωμεν ἐν νυκτὶ τοῦ ὀνόματός σου, καὶ τῇ μελέτῃ τῶν σῶν ἐντολῶν καταυγαζόμενοι, ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει ψυχῆς διανιστῶμεν πρὸς δοξολογίαν τῆς σῆς ἀγαθότητος, δεήσεις καὶ ἱκεσίας τῇ σῇ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ προσάγοντες ὑπὲρ τῶν ἰδίων ἁμαρτημάτων καὶ παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ σου, ὃν ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου ἐν ἐλέει ἐπίσκεψαι.

Great and most high God, who alone possess immortality, who dwell in unapproachable light, who fashioned all creation with wisdom, who made the separation between the light and the darkness and who placed the sun to have authority over the day and the moon and the stars to have authority over the night, who have counted us sinners worthy even at this present hour to come into your presence with confession and thanksgiving and to offer you our evening hymn of glory; do you, O Lord who love mankind, direct our prayer like incense before you and accept it as a savour of sweet fragrance. Grant us that the present evening and the coming night may be peaceful, clothe us with weapons of light, deliver us from every night-time fear and from every deed that walks in darkness. And give us sleep, which you have bestowed on us for our rest in our weakness, freed from every fantasy of the devil. Yes, Master of all things, giver of blessings, may we also be filled with compunction on our beds and call to mind your Name in the night, and enlightened by meditation on your commandments may we rise with gladness of soul to give glory to your loving-kindness, as we bring to your compassion supplications and entreaties on behalf of our own sins and those of all your people. At the prayers of the holy Mother of God visit them with mercy. [EL]

Ὅτι ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

For you, O God, are good and love mankind, and to you we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen. [EL]

Πληρωθέντος τοῦ Προοιμιακοῦ Ψαλμοῦ, ὁ μὲν Ἱερεὺς παραμένει ἐν εὐλαβείᾳ ἐνώπιον τῆς ἁγίας Τραπέζης, ὁ δὲ Διάκονος ποιεῖ σχῆμα πρὸς τὸ Ἱερέα, καὶ ἐξελθὼν τοῦ ἱεροῦ Βήματος, διὰ τῆς βορείας πύλης, καὶ στὰς πρὸ τῆς Ὡραίας πύλης, καὶ βλέπων κατ' ἐνώπιον τῆς εἰκόνος τοῦ Χριστοῦ, λέγει τὴν Μεγάλην Συναπτήν, ἤτοι τὰ "Εἰρηνικά."

When the Opening Psalm is completed the Priest, in front of the Holy Table, or the Deacon in his usual place outside the Holy Doors, says the Litany of Peace.

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DEACON

Ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῆς ἄνωθεν εἰρήνης καὶ τῆς σωτηρίας τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For the peace from above and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῆς εἰρήνης τοῦ σύμπαντος κόσμου, εὐσταθείας τῶν ἁγίων τοῦ Θεοῦ Ἐκκλησιῶν καὶ τῆς τῶν πάντων ἑνώσεως, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For the peace of the whole world, for the stability of the holy churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἁγίου οἴκου τούτου, καὶ τῶν μετὰ πίστεως, εὐλαβείας καὶ φόβου Θεοῦ εἰσιόντων ἐν αὐτῷ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For this holy house and for those who enter it with faith, reverence, and the fear of God, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For pious and Orthodox Christians, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος), τοῦ τιμίου πρεσβυτερίου, τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ διακονίας, παντὸς τοῦ κλήρου καὶ τοῦ λαοῦ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For (episcopal rank) (name), for the honorable presbyterate, for the diaconate in Christ, and for all the clergy and the people, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ εὐσεβοῦς ἡμῶν ἔθνους, πάσης ἀρχῆς καὶ ἐξουσίας ἐν αὐτῷ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For our country, for the president, and for all in public service, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῆς πόλεως ταύτης, πάσης πόλεως, χώρας καὶ τῶν πίστει οἰκούντων ἐν αὐταῖς, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For this city, and for every city and land, and for the faithful who live in them, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ εὐκρασίας ἀέρων, εὐφορίας τῶν καρπῶν τῆς γῆς, καὶ καιρῶν εἰρηνικῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For favorable weather, for an abundance of the fruits of the earth, and for peaceful times, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ πλεόντων, ὁδοιπορούντων, νοσούντων, καμνόντων, αἰχμαλώτων καὶ τῆς σωτηρίας αὐτῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For those who travel by land, sea, and air, for the sick, the suffering, the captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ ῥυσθῆναι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, ὀργῆς, κινδύνου καὶ ἀνάγκης, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For our deliverance from all affliction, wrath, danger, and necessity, 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

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Ὅτι πρέπει σοι πᾶσα δόξα, τιμὴ καὶ προσκύνησις, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For to You belong all glory, honor, and worship, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Κύριε ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, εἰσάκουσόν μου, εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε. Κύριε, ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, εἰσάκουσόν μου· πρόσχες τῇ φωνῇ τῆς δεήσεώς μου, ἐν τῷ κεκραγέναι με πρὸς σέ. Εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε.

Lord, I have cried to You; hear me. Hear me, O Lord. Lord, I have cried to You; hear me. Give heed to the voice of my supplication when I cry to You. Hear me, O Lord. [SAAS]

Κατευθυνθήτω ἡ προσευχή μου, ὡς θυμίαμα ἐνώπιόν σου, ἔπαρσις τῶν χειρῶν μου θυσία ἑσπερινή. Εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε.

Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Hear me, O Lord. [SAAS]

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Θοῦ, Κύριε, φυλακὴν τῷ στόματί μου, καὶ θύραν περιοχῆς περὶ τὰ χείλη μου.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, a door of enclosure about my lips.

Μὴ ἐκκλίνῃς τὴν καρδίαν μου εἰς λόγους πονηρίας, τοῦ προφασίζεσθαι προφάσεις ἐν ἁμαρτίαις.

Incline not my heart to evil words, to make excuses in sins.

Σὺν ἀνθρώποις ἐργαζομένοις τὴν ἀνομίαν, καὶ οὐ μὴ συνδυάσω μετὰ τῶν ἐκλεκτῶν αὐτῶν.

With men who work lawlessness; and I will not join with their choice ones.

Παιδεύσει με δίκαιος ἐν ἐλέει, καὶ ἐλέγξει με, ἔλαιον δὲ ἁμαρτωλοῦ μὴ λιπανάτω τὴν κεφαλήν μου.

The righteous man shall correct me with mercy, and he shall reprove me; but let not the oil of the sinner anoint my head.

Ὅτι ἔτι καὶ ἡ προσευχή μου ἐν ταῖς εὐδοκίαις αὐτῶν· κατεπόθησαν ἐχόμενα πέτρας οἱ κριταὶ αὐτῶν.

For my prayer shall be intense in the presence of their pleasures. Their judges are swallowed up by the rock.

Ἀκούσονται τὰ ῥήματά μου, ὅτι ἡδύνθησαν· ὡσεὶ πάχος γῆς ἐῤῥάγη ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, διεσκορπίσθη τὰ ὀστᾶ αὐτῶν παρὰ τὸν ᾅδην.

They shall hear my words, for they are pleasant. As a clod of ground is dashed to pieces on the earth, so their bones were scattered beside the grave.

Ὅτι πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, Κύριε, οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ μου· ἐπὶ σοὶ ἤλπισα, μὴ ἀντανέλῃς τὴν ψυχήν μου.

For my eyes, O Lord, O Lord, are toward You; in You I hope; take not my soul away.

Φύλαξόν με ἀπὸ παγίδος ἧς συνεστήσαντό μοι, καὶ ἀπὸ σκανδάλων τῶν ἐργαζομένων τὴν ἀνομίαν.

Keep me from the snares they set for me, and from the stumbling blocks of those who work lawlessness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἐν ὁδῷ ταύτῃ, ᾗ ἐπορευόμην, ἔκρυψαν παγίδα μοι.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Πρόσχες πρὸς τὴν δέησίν μου, ὅτι ἐταπεινώθην σφόδρα.

Attend to my supplication, for I was humbled exceedingly.

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

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

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

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

Ἐμὲ ὑπομενοῦσι δίκαιοι, ἕως οὐ ἀνταποδῷς μοι.

The righteous shall wait for me, until You reward me.

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

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

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

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

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Στιχηρὰ Μαρτυρικά.

Stichera for the Martyrs.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

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

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

Οἱ Μάρτυρές σου Κύριε, οὐκ ἠρνήσαντό σε, οὐκ ἀπέστησαν ἀπὸ τῶν ἐντολῶν σου, ταῖς αὐτῶν πρεσβείαις, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Your Martyrs did not renounce You, O Lord, nor did they deviate from Your commandments. By their intercessions, have mercy on us. [SD]

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

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

Οἱ μαρτυρήσαντες διὰ σὲ Χριστέ, πολλὰς βασάνους ὑπέμειναν, καὶ τέλειον ἀπέλαβον, τὸν στέφανον ἐν οὐρανοῖς, ἵνα πρεσβεύωσιν ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

They who witnessed for You, O Christ, endured many tortures, and in heaven finally received the crown of glory, that they might intercede on behalf of our souls. [SD]

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

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

Οἱ ἀθλοφόροι Μάρτυρες, καὶ οὐρανοπολῖται, ἐπὶ γῆς ἀθλήσαντες, πολλὰς βασάνους ὑπέμειναν, πρεσβείαις Κύριε, καὶ εὐχαῖς αὐτῶν, πάντας ἡμᾶς διαφύλαξον.

The prize-winning Martyrs and citizens of heaven contended on earth and endured many tortures. By their intercessions and prayers, O Lord, preserve us all. [SD]

Στιχηρὰ τῶν Κεκοιμημένων.

Stichera for the Deceased.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ ἐν Ἐδὲμ Παράδεισος.

Mode pl. 4. The paradise of Eden.

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

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

Τῶν ἀπ' αἰῶνος σήμερον νεκρῶν, ἁπάντων κατ' ὄνομα, μετὰ πίστεως ζησάντων εὐσεβῶς, μνήμην τελοῦντες οἱ πιστοί, τὸν Σωτῆρα καὶ Κύριον, ἀνυμνήσωμεν, αἰτοῦντες ἐκτενῶς, τούτους ἐν ὥρᾳ τῆς κρίσεως, ἀπολογίαν ἀγαθήν, δοῦναι αὐτῷ τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν, τῷ πᾶσαν κρίνοντι τὴν γῆν, τῆς δεξιᾶς αὐτοῦ παραστάσεως τυχόντας ἐν χαρᾷ, ἐν μερίδι Δικαίων, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίων κλήρῳ φωτεινῷ, καὶ ἀξίους γενέσθαι, τῆς οὐρανίου βασιλείας αὐτοῦ.

As we the faithful observe today the memory of the dead from the beginning, all by name, those who lived with faith and true religion, let us extol the Lord and Savior, entreating Him, that they offer a good defense in the hour of judgment to our God, Who judges the entire earth, and that they come to stand at His right hand in joy, in the portion of the righteous, in the bright inheritance of the saints, and that they be counted worthy of His heavenly kingdom. [SD]

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

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

Ὁ τῷ οἰκείῳ αἵματι Σωτήρ, βροτοὺς ἐκπριάμενος, καὶ θανάτῳ σου, θανάτου τοῦ πικροῦ, ἐκλυτρωσάμενος ἡμᾶς, καὶ ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον, παρασχὼν τῇ ἀναστάσει σου ἡμῖν, πάντας ἀνάπαυσον Κύριε, τοὺς κοιμηθέντας εὐσεβῶς, ἢ ἐν ἐρήμοις, ἢ πόλεσιν, ἢ ἐν θαλάσσῃ, ἢ ἐν γῇ, ἢ ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ, βασιλεῖς τε, ἱερεῖς, ἀρχιερεῖς, μοναστὰς καὶ μιγάδας, ἐν ἡλικίᾳ πάσῃ παγγενεῖ, καὶ ἀξίωσον αὐτούς, τῆς οὐρανίου βασιλείας σου.

O Savior, You purchased us mortals with Your blood, and by Your death delivered us from bitter death, and granted us life everlasting by Your resurrection. We pray You, Lord, to grant repose to all who in true faith have died, in deserts or cities, on land or sea, or anywhere, be they kings, priests, bishops, ascetics and monastics, of every age and every race, and count them worthy of Your heavenly kingdom. [SD]

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

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

Τῇ ἐκ νεκρῶν ἐγέρσει σου Χριστέ, οὐκέτι ὁ θάνατος, κυριεύει τῶν θανόντων εὐσεβῶς· διὸ αἰτοῦμεν ἐκτενῶς, τοὺς σοὺς δούλους ἀνάπαυσον, ἐν αὐλαῖς σου, καὶ ἐν κόλποις Ἀβραάμ, τοὺς ἐξ, Ἀδὰμ μέχρι σήμερον, λατρεύσαντάς σοι καθαρῶς, πατέρας καὶ ἀδελφοὺς ἡμῶν, φίλους ὁμοῦ καὶ συγγενεῖς, ἅπαντα ἄνθρωπον, τὰ τοῦ βίου λειτουργήσαντα πιστῶς, καὶ πρὸς σὲ μεταστάντα, πολυειδῶς, καὶ πολυτρόπως ὁ Θεός, καὶ ἀξίωσον τούτους, τῆς οὐρανίου βασιλείας σου.

O Christ, by Your resurrection from the dead, death no longer has dominion over those who die in true faith. Therefore, we earnestly entreat You grant repose in Your courts, in the bosom of Abraham, to Your servants who have worshiped You purely from the days of Adam until now, our fathers and brethren, friends and relatives, and every human being who has lived this life faithfully, and who has passed on to You in various ways, O God, and count them worthy of Your heavenly kingdom. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

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From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Θρηνῷ καὶ ὀδύρομαι, ὅταν ἐννοήσω τὸν θάνατον, καὶ ἴδω ἐν τοῖς τάφοις κειμένην, τὴν κατ' εἰκόνα Θεοῦ, πλασθεῖσαν ἡμῖν ὡραιότητα, ἄμορφον, ἄδοξον, μὴ ἔχουσαν εἶδος, ὢ τοῦ θαύματος! τί τὸ περὶ ἡμᾶς, τοῦτο γέγονε μυστήριον, πῶς παρεδόθημεν τῇ φθορᾷ; πῶς συνεζεύχθημεν τῷ θανάτῳ; ὄντως Θεοῦ προστάξει, ὡς γέγραπται, τοῦ παρέχοντος τοῖς μεταστᾶσι τὴν ἀνάπαυσιν.

I grieve and I lament when I think about death, and when I see the beauty, which God made for us in His image, lying formless in the grave, without glory and unsightly. Amazing! What is this mystery that happened to us? How were we given over to decay and coupled with death? Indeed, as it is written, this is all by the command of God, who grants repose to those who have passed away. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Both now. Mode pl. 2.

Τὸ αʹ Θεοτοκίον τοῦ Ἦχου.

The First Theotokion of the Mode.

Τίς μὴ μακαρίσει σε, Παναγία Παρθένε; τίς μὴ ἀνυμνήσει σου τὸν ἀλόχευτον τόκον; ὁ γὰρ ἀχρόνως ἐκ Πατρὸς ἐκλάμψας Υἱὸς μονογενής, ὁ αὐτὸς ἐκ σοῦ τῆς Ἁγνῆς προῆλθεν, ἀφράστως σαρκωθείς, φύσει Θεὸς ὑπάρχων, καὶ φύσει γενόμενος ἄνθρωπος δι' ἡμᾶς, οὐκ εἰς δυάδα προσώπων τεμνόμενος, ἀλλ' ἐν δυάδι φύσεων, ἀσυγχύτως γνωριζόμενος. Αὐτὸν ἱκέτευε, σεμνὴ Παμμακάριστε, ἐλεηθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Who will not call you blessed, most holy Virgin? Who will not sing praises of your wondrous birth giving? For the only begotten Son, timelessly having shone forth from the Father, came forth from you who are pure. And having been ineffably made flesh, he, who by nature is God, for our sake became also by nature man: not in two divided persons, but in two natures without confusion. O honored and all blessed one, beseech him to have mercy on our souls. [HC]

   

   

(Εἴσοδος οὐ γίνεται.)

(No Entrance)

   

   

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἑσπέρας Προκείμενον.

The evening Prokeimenon.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. Μακάριοι οὓς ἐξελέξω καὶ προσελάβου, Κύριε.

Verse: Blessed are they whom You have chosen and received, O Lord. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. Καὶ τὸ μνημόσυνον αὐτῶν εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν.

Verse: And their memorial abides from generation to generation. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἑσπέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν. Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Δέσποτα, συνέτισον μὲ τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Ἅγιε, φώτισόν με τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου. Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· τὰ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σου μὴ παρίδῃς. Σοὶ πρέπει αἶνος, σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος, σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας των αἰώνων.

O Lord, keep us this evening without sin. Blessed are you, O Lord, God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is your name to the ages. Amen. O Lord, let your mercy be upon us for we have set our hope in you. Blessed are you, O Lord, teach me your commandments. Blessed are you, Master, grant me understanding of your commandments. Blessed are you, Holy One, enlighten me with your commandments. Lord, your mercy is forever. Do not despise the works of your hands. To you is due praise, to you is due song, to you is due glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. [HC]

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑσπερινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our evening prayer 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.)

Τὴν ἑσπέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

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.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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 ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You, O God, are good and love mankind, and to You we offer glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνομεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ κλῖνας οὐρανοὺς καὶ καταβὰς ἐπὶ σωτηρία τοῦ γένους τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἔπιδε ἐπί τοὺς δούλους σου καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· σοὶ γὰρ τῷ φοβερῷ καὶ φιλανθρώπῳ κριτῇ οἱ σοὶ δοῦλοι ὑπέκλιναν τὰς κεφαλάς, τοὺς δὲ αὐτῶν ὑπέταξαν αὐχένας, οὐ τὴν ἐξ ἀνθρώπων ἀναμένοντες βοήθειαν, ἀλλὰ τὸ σὸν περιμένοντες ἔλεος καὶ τὴν σὴν ἀπεκδεχόμενοι σωτηρίαν· οὓς διαφύλαξον ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ καὶ κατὰ τὴν παροῦσαν ἑσπέραν καὶ τὴν προσιοῦσαν νύκτα, ἀπὸ παντὸς ἐχθροῦ, ἀπὸ πάσης ἀντικειμένης ἐνεργίας διαβολικῆς, καὶ διαλογισμῶν ματαίων καὶ ἐνθυμήσεων πονηρῶν.

Lord our God, who bowed the heavens and came down for the salvation of the human race, look upon your servants and upon your inheritance, for to you, the fearful Judge who love mankind, your servants have bowed their heads and inclined their necks, not waiting for any human help, but awaiting your mercy and looking for your salvation. Guard them at every moment, during both the present evening and the approaching night, from every foe, from every hostile operation of the devil and from vain thoughts and evil desires.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἴη τὸ κράτος τῆς βασιλείας σου εὐλογημένον καὶ δεδοξασμένον, τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεἰ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

May the might of your kingdom be blessed and glorified, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀπόστιχα.

Aposticha.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Μαρτυρικόν.

For the Martyrs.

Ὁ Σταυρός σου Κύριε, τοῖς Μάρτυσι γέγονεν, ὅπλον ἀήττητον· ἔβλεπον γὰρ τὸν προκείμενον θάνατον, καὶ προβλέποντες τὴν μέλλουσαν ζωήν, τῇ ἐλπίδι τῇ εἰς σὲ ἐνεδυναμοῦντο. Αὐτῶν ταῖς παρακλήσεσιν, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Your Cross, O Lord, became for the Martyrs an invincible weapon. For they saw the death awaiting them and yet foresaw the life to come, and thus by their hope in You they were strengthened. By their supplications, have mercy on us. [SD]

Νεκρώσιμον.

For the Dead.

Στίχ. Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Verse: Their souls shall dwell among good things. [SAAS]

Ἐτίμησας εἰκόνι σου, τὸ τῶν χειρῶν σου Σῶτερ πλαστούργημα, ζωγραφήσας ἐν ὑλικῇ μορφῇ, τῆς νοερᾶς οὐσίας τὸ ὁμοίωμα, ἧς καὶ κοινωνόν με κατέστησας, θέμενος τῶν ἐπὶ γῆς κατάρχειν με τῷ αὐτεξουσίῳ Λόγε· διὸ Σῶτερ τοὺς δούλους σου, ἐν χώρᾳ ζώντων, ἐν σκηναῖς Δικαίων ἀνάπαυσον.

Savior, You honored the work of Your hands by Your image, depicting the likeness of the noetic essence in material form. You gave me to participate in it, by setting me to rule using free will over things on earth, O Word. Therefore, O Savior, give rest to Your servants, in the land of the living, where the righteous dwell. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Στίχ. Μακάριοι οὓς ἐξελέξω καὶ προσελάβου, Κύριε.

Verse: Blessed are they whom You have chosen and received, O Lord. [SAAS]

Ἵνα μοι τὸ ἀξίωμα τῆς τῶν λοιπῶν ζωῆς διακρίνηται, κῆπον ἐν τῇ Ἐδέμ, παντοίοις ὡραϊσμένον φυτοῖς ἐφύτευσας, λύπης καὶ μερίμνης ἐλεύθερον, μέτοχον θείας ζωῆς, ἰσάγγελον ἐπὶ γῆς μικτόν με τάξας· διὸ Σῶτερ τοὺς δούλους σου, ἐν χώρᾳ ζώντων, ἐν σκηναῖς Δικαίων ἀνάπαυσον.

You planted a garden in Eden, decorated with every kind of plant, and free from any sorrow and care; and You set me in it, as a partaker of divine life, a mixed being, living on earth and a peer of the angels. You did all this so that I might distinguish how much higher this life is from that of all the rest. Therefore, O Savior, give rest to Your servants, in the land of the living, where the righteous dwell. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἀρχή μοι καὶ ὑπόστασις, τὸ πλαστουργόν σου γέγονε πρόσταγμα· βουληθεὶς γὰρ ἐξ ἀοράτου τε καὶ ὁρατῆς, ζῶόν με συμπῆξαι φύσεως, γῆθέν μου τὸ σῶμα διέπλασας, δέδωκας δέ μοι ψυχήν, τῇ θείᾳ σου καὶ ζωοποιῷ ἐμπνεύσει. Διὸ Σωτὴρ τοὺς δούλους σου, ἐν χώρᾳ ζώντων, ἐν σκηναῖς Δικαίων ἀνάπαυσον.

Your creative command was my beginning and real existence; for wishing to construct me as a living creature from both visible and invisible natures, You fashioned my body from earth, and You gave me a soul by Your divine and life-giving breath. Therefore, O Savior, give rest to Your servants, in the land of the living, where the righteous dwell. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Πρεσβείαις τῆς Τεκούσης σε, Χριστὲ καὶ τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, Ἀποστόλων Προφητῶν Ἱεραρχῶν, ὁσίων καὶ Δικαίων, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, τοὺς κοιμηθέντας δούλους σου ἀνάπαυσον.

O Christ, at the entreaties of her * who bore You, and of all the Saints, * of your Martyrs, * your Apostles, Hierarchs, * monastic Saints and Prophets, * together with the Righteous, * repose Your servants who have fallen asleep. [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὠδὴν τοῦ Θεοδόχου Συμεών.

Song of Simeon.

Νῦν ἀπολύεις τον δοῦλόν σου, Δέσποτα, κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου, ἐν εἰρήνῃ· ὅτι εἶδον οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου τὸ σωτήριόν σου, ὃ ἡτοίμασας κατὰ πρόσωπον πάντων τῶν λαῶν· φῶς εἰς ἀποκάλυψιν ἐθνῶν, καὶ δόξαν λαοῦ σου Ἰσραήλ.

Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples. A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel. [NKJV]

   

   

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Νεκρώσιμον Κανόνα

Canon for the Dead.

Ὠδὴ αʹ.

Ode i.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὡς ἐν ἠπείρῳ πεζεύσας.

Mode pl. 2. The host of Israel.

Πρεσβείαις, Κύριε, τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

By the intercessions of Your Martyrs, O Lord, grant rest to the souls of Your servants.

Ἐν οὐρανίοις θαλάμοις διηνεκῶς, οἱ γενναῖοι Μάρτυρες, δυσωποῦσί σε Χριστέ. Οὓς ἐκ γῆς μετέστησας πιστούς, αἰωνίων ἀγαθῶν, τυχεῖν ἀξίωσον.

In the celestial chambers forevermore, * the courageous martyr saints importunely pray to You: * Grant the faithful whom You have transferred * from the earth, that they obtain eternal goods, O Christ. [SD]

Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Κατακοσμήσας τὰ πάντα ζῶον μικτόν, μέσον με τὸν ἄνθρωπον, ταπεινότητος ὁμοῦ, καὶ μεγέθους ἔπλασας· διό, τὰς τῶν δούλων σου ψυχάς, Σῶτερ ἀνάπαυσον.

After adorning with order all things, O Lord, * You made me the human being a composite animal * between greatness and humility. * Thus, O Savior, grant repose unto Your servants’ souls. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ παραδείσου πολίτην καὶ γεωργόν, κατ' ἀρχάς με ἔταξας, παραβάντα δὲ τὴν σήν, ἐντολὴν ἐξώρισας· διό, τὰς τῶν δούλων σου ψυχάς, Σῶτερ ἀνάπαυσον.

In the beginning You ordered that I should be * a citizen of Paradise and its tiller. But when I * disobeyed, then You evicted me. * Thus, O Savior, grant repose unto Your servants’ souls. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ ἐκ πλευρᾶς διαπλάσας Εὔαν τὸ πρίν, τὴν ἡμῶν προμήτορα, ἐξ ἀχράντου σου γαστρός, σάρκα περιβάλλεται δι' ἧς, τοῦ θανάτου τὴν ἰσχύν, Ἁγνὴ διέλυσε.

He who of old formed our own primal mother Eve * from a rib of Adam now has arrayed himself in flesh * taken from your undefiled womb, * O pure Lady. Thereby He dissolved the might of death. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Οὔκ ἐστιν ἅγιος.

Mode pl. 2. O Lord my God.

Πρεσβείαις, Κύριε, τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

By the intercessions of Your Martyrs, O Lord, grant rest to the souls of Your servants.

Νομίμως ἤθλησαν οἱ σοί, Μάρτυρες ζωοδότα, καὶ στεφάνῳ τῆς νίκης, κοσμηθέντες παρὰ σοῦ, τοῖς μεταστᾶσι πιστοῖς, αἰωνίαν λύτρωσιν αἰτοῦσί σε.

Your martyr athletes did compete * lawfully, O Life-giver. * And adorned with the crowns of the victory by You, * from You they ask the eternal redemption for the faithful passed away. [SD]

Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Παιδεύσας πρότερον πολλοῖς, τέρασι καὶ σημείοις, ἐμὲ τὸν πλανηθέντα, ἐπ' ἐσχάτων σεαυτόν, κενώσας ὡς συμπαθής, καὶ ζητήσας εὗρες καὶ διέσωσας.

With many portents and with signs * in the past You chastised me * who was wand’ring in error. * In these latter days, O Lord, * You emptied yourself, and thus sought and found and saved me, O compassionate One. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ῥεόντων ἄστατον φοράν, τοὺς πρὸς σὲ διαβάντας, ἐν σκηναῖς αἰωνίοις, κατοικεῖν χαρμονικῶς, ἀξίωσον Ἀγαθέ, δικαιώσας πίστει τε καὶ χάριτι.

O Good One, justify by faith * and by grace those who parted * from the unstable motion of things in flux unto You, * and count them worthy to dwell in eternal habitations pleasantly. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Οὐκ ἔστιν ἄμεμπτος ὡς σύ, πάναγνε Θεομῆτορ· μόνη γὰρ ἐξ αἰῶνος, τὸν Θεὸν τὸν ἀληθῆ, συνέλαβες ἐν γαστρί, τοῦ θανάτου λύσαντα τὴν δύναμιν.

No one is free of blame like you, * O all-pure Theotokos. * You alone of all women in your womb ever conceived * without a man and gave birth to the true God * who destroyed the power of death. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Χριστός μου δύναμις.

Mode pl. 2. O Christ, my strength.

Πρεσβείαις, Κύριε, τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

By the intercessions of Your Martyrs, O Lord, grant rest to the souls of Your servants.

Σοφίας μείζονος, δεικνύων γνώρισμα, καὶ τῆς περὶ τὰ δῶρα πολυτελοῦς, Δέσποτα χρηστότητος, τὰς τῶν Μαρτύρων χορείας, τοῖς Ἀγγέλοις συνηρίθμησας.

You put the choruses of martyrs with the hosts * of the angels and showed thus the tokens of * superior wisdom and Your superexcellent goodness * with regard to gifts, O sovereign Lord. [SD]

Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Ἀφράστου δόξης σου, τυχεῖν ἀξίωσον, τοὺς πρὸς σὲ μεταστάντας, ἔνθα Χριστέ, τῶν εὐφραινομένων ἐστίν, ἡ κατοικία καὶ φωνή, καθαρᾶς ἀγαλλιάσεως.

That they who were translated unto You attain * Your ineffable glory, vouchsafe, O Christ, * wherein is the dwelling place of those who truly rejoice * and the sound of pure exultant joy [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὑμνοῦντας πρόσδεξαι, τὸ θεῖον κράτος σου, οὓς ἐκ γῆς προσελάβου, τέκνα φωτός, τούτους ἐργαζόμενος, τῆς ἁμαρτίας τὴν ἀχλύν, ἐκκαθαίρων πολυέλεε.

Accept them praising Your divine and sovereign rule, * whom from earth You have taken unto yourself, * making them children of light and also purifying them * from the gloom of sin, merciful Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Δοχεῖον ἄχραντον, Ναὸν πανάμωμον, Κιβωτὸν παναγίαν, παρθενικόν, τόπον ἁγιάσματος, σὲ καλλονὴν τοῦ Ἰακώβ, ὁ Δεσπότης ἐξελέξατο.

The Lord selected you, O Damsel, for himself, * as an all-spotless temple, all-holy ark, * immaculate vessel and the beauty of Jacob, * and the virgin place of holiness. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Τῷ θείῳ φέγγει σου.

Mode pl. 2. With Your divine light.

Πρεσβείαις, Κύριε, τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

By the intercessions of Your Martyrs, O Lord, grant rest to the souls of Your servants.

Ὡς ὁλοκάρπωσις ἱερά, καὶ ὡς ἀπαρχὴ τῆς ἀνθρωπίνης οἱ Μάρτυρες φύσεως, τῷ δεδοξασμένῳ προσενεχθέντες Θεῷ, ἡμῖν τὴν σωτηρίαν ἀεὶ βραβεύουσι.

The martyr saints have been offered up * even as a sacred whole-burnt offering and as the first-fruits of * human nature unto the glorified God, * and thus for our salvation they ever arbitrate. [SD]

Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Τῆς οὐρανίου διαγωγῆς, τῆς διανομῆς τῶν χαρισμάτων ἀξίωσον Δέσποτα, τοὺς προκοιμηθέντας πιστοὺς ἱκέτας σου, παρέχων τῶν πταισμάτων τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν.

Bestow the heavenly way of life, * sovereign Master, and the distribution of Your charismatic gifts * on Your faithful servants who have before us gone to sleep, * according them redemption from their offences all. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ μόνος φύσει ζωοποιός, τὸ τῆς ἀγαθότητος ὄντως, ἀνεξιχνίαστον πέλαγος, τοὺς τελειωθέντας, τῆς Βασιλείας τῆς σῆς, ἀξίωσον Οἰκτίρμον μόνε ἀθάνατε.

Vouchsafe to those who are now deceased * Your heavenly rule, Master compassionate, only immortal Lord, * who alone by nature are the Creator of life, * the sea of benevolence truly unsearchable. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἰσχὺς καὶ ὕμνησις ὁ ἐκ σοῦ, Δέσποινα τοῦ κόσμου γεννηθείς, καὶ σωτηρία ἐγένετο τοῖς ἀπολλυμένοις, ἐκ τῶν τοῦ ᾍδου πυλῶν, ῥυόμενος τοὺς πίστει σε μακαρίζοντας.

O sovereign Lady of all the world, * the Lord who was born from you became the strength and song and salvation of * those who were perishing, and He delivered from the gates * of Hades those who faithfully pronounce you blest. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Τοῦ βίου τὴν θάλασσαν.

Mode pl. 2. Perceiving the open sea.

Πρεσβείαις, Κύριε, τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

By the intercessions of Your Martyrs, O Lord, grant rest to the souls of Your servants.

Σταυρῷ προσηλούμενος, τῶν Μαρτύρων τοὺς χορούς, πρὸς ἑαυτὸν συνήγαγες, μιμουμένους τὸ πάθος σου Ἀγαθέ· διό σου δεόμεθα, τοὺς πρὸς σὲ μεταστάντας διανάπαυσον.

O good One, upon the cross being nailed, You gathered thus * unto yourself the martyr saints * imitating Your passion, O only Lord. * And therefore we pray to You: * Grant repose unto those translated unto You. [SD]

Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Ἀφράστῳ τῇ δόξῃ σου, ὅταν ἔλθῃς φοβερός, κρῖναι τὸν κόσμον ἅπαντα, ἐν νεφέλαις εὐδόκησον Λυτρωτά, φαιδρῶς ὑπαντῆσαί σοι, οὓς ἐκ γῆς προσελάβου, πιστούς δούλους σου.

From earth You have taken Your faithful servants to yourself, * Redeemer who are awesome in * Your ineffable glory. Be now well pleased * that they meet You cheerfully on the clouds, * when You come again to judge the world. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Πηγὴ ζωῆς πέφυκας, ἐν ἀνδρείᾳ θεϊκῇ, πεπεδημένους Δέσποτα, ὁ ἐξάγων τοὺς δούλους σου τοὺς πρὸς σέ, πιστῶς ἐκδημήσαντας, ἐν τρυφῇ Παραδείσου κατασκήνωσον.

The fountain of life are You who in manliness divine, * O Master, brought out those who were * bound in fetters. O Lord, cause Your servants who have faithfully passed away * unto You, to settle in paradisal delight. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Εἰς γῆν ἀπεστράφημεν, παραβάντες τοῦ Θεοῦ, τὴν ἐντολὴν τὴν ἔνθεον, διὰ σοῦ, δὲ Παρθένε πρὸς οὐρανόν, ἐκ γῆς ἀνυψώθημεν, τὴν φθορὰν τοῦ θανάτου ἐκτινάξαντες.

To earth we were sent again for transgressing the divine * command of our Creator God. * But through you unto heaven were we from earth * exalted, O Virgin Maid, * having shaken off the corruption of death. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Δροσοβόλον μὲν τὴν κάμινον.

Mode pl. 2. Once the Angel.

Πρεσβείαις, Κύριε, τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

By the intercessions of Your Martyrs, O Lord, grant rest to the souls of Your servants.

Λυτρωθέντες τῷ σῷ αἵματι οἱ Μάρτυρες, τῆς πρώτης παραβάσεως, ῥαντισθέντες δὲ τῷ ἰδίῳ αἵματι, τὴν σὴν σαφῶς εἰκονίζουσι σφαγήν. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Lord, the Martyrs were redeemed from the primordial * transgression by Your holy blood. * Being sprinkled now with their own blood clearly they portray * the slaughter You willingly endured. * And they cry out: O God of the fathers, blessed are You. [SD]

Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Θρασυνόμενον τὸν θάνατον ἐνέκρωσας, Λόγε ζωαρχικώτατε, τοὺς ἐν πίστει δὲ κοιμηθέντας, πρόσδεξαι τανῦν, ὑμνοῦντας καὶ ψάλλοντας Χριστέ· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

O supremely life-originating Word of God, * You put insolent death to death. * In Your love for man, do receive now those who fell asleep * believing, O Christ, and who extol * and sing to You: O God of the fathers, blessed are You. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ ψυχώσας με τὸν ἄνθρωπον φυσήματι, θείῳ θεαρχικώτατε, τοὺς μεταστάντας βασιλείας Δέσποτα τῆς σῆς, ἀξίωσον ψάλλειν σοι Σωτήρ. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

O divinely sovereign Master who by Your divine * breath animated me the man, * in Your mercy, account worthy of Your kingly rule * Your servants who passed away, O Christ, * to sing to You: O God of the fathers, blessed are You. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπερτέρα πάσης κτίσεως Πανάμωμε, γέγονας συλλαβοῦσα Θεόν, τὸν συντρίψαντα τοῦ θανάτου πύλας, καὶ μοχλοὺς συνθλάσαντα· ὅθεν σε Ἁγνή, ὑμνολογοῦμεν οἱ πιστοὶ ὡς Θεομήτορα.

You became exalted higher than creation all, * O blameless one, conceiving our God * who has shattered the gates of death and crushed the bars thereof. * And therefore we faithful offer hymns * extolling you, O pure one, as the Mother of our God. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ἐκ φλογὸς τοῖς Ὁσίοις.

Mode pl. 2. You made dew gush.

Πρεσβείαις, Κύριε, τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

By the intercessions of Your Martyrs, O Lord, grant rest to the souls of Your servants.

Σταθερῶς τοὺς ἀγῶνας ἐπιδειξάμενοι, τῷ τῆς νίκης στεφάνῳ κατεκοσμήθητε, Μάρτυρες Χριστοῦ, ἀθλοφόροι κραυγάζοντες· Σὲ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Demonstrating yourselves to be steadfast in the feats * of the contest, O Martyrs of Christ, you were adorned * with the crown of victory, O Prize-winners, crying out: * Unto all the ages, supremely we exalt You. [SD]

Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Ἱερῶς τοὺς τὸν βίον ἀπολιπόντας πιστούς, καὶ πρὸς σὲ τὸν Δεσπότην μεταχωρήσαντας, δέξαι προσηνῶς ἀναπαύων ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος, σὲ ὑπερυψοῦντας, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Those believers who sacredly have departed life * and to You, sovereign Master, have passed do now accept * graciously, compassionate Lord, and grant rest to them. * Unto all the ages, supremely they exalt You. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Νῦν ἐν γῇ τῶν πρᾳέων πάντας αὐλίζεσθαι, τοὺς προκεκοιμημένους Σῶτερ εὐδόκησον, πίστει τῇ εἰς σέ, δικαιώσας καὶ χάριτι, σὲ ὑπερυψοῦντας, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Be well pleased, O our Savior, that those who fell asleep * before us should abide now in the land of the meek, * having justified them by grace and by faith in You. * Unto all the ages, supremely they exalt You. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μακαρίζομεν πάντες, σὲ Παμμακάριστε, τὴν τὸν Λόγον τὸν ὄντως ὄντα μακάριον, σάρκα δι' ἡμᾶς, γεγονότα γεννήσασαν, ὃν ὑπερυψοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O all-blessed and pure one, we all pronounce you blest, * as the woman who gave birth unto the Word of God * who is truly blest, and became flesh for our sake. * Unto all the ages, supremely we exalt Him. [SD]

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Θεὸν ἀνθρώποις.

Mode pl. 2. For man to see God.

Πρεσβείαις, Κύριε, τῶν Μαρτύρων σου, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

By the intercessions of Your Martyrs, O Lord, grant rest to the souls of Your servants.

Ἐλπὶς Μαρτύρων χοροὺς ἐνεύρωσε, καὶ πρὸς τὴν σὴν ἀγάπην διαπύρως ἐπτέρωσε, τῶν μελλόντων τούτοις προτυπώσασα, τὴν μὴ σαλευομένην ὄντως ἀνάπαυσιν, ἧς τοὺς μεταστάντας Ἀγαθὲ πιστοὺς ἀξίωσον.

The hope of blessings to come intensified * the choirs of the martyr saints, and towards ardent love for You * it incited them, being for them a clear * foretoken of the truly unshakeable repose; * which to the departed faithful grant, since You are good, O Lord. [SD]

Αἱ ψυχαὶ αὐτῶν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς αὐλισθήσονται.

Their souls shall dwell among good things.

Λαμπρᾶς καὶ θείας τυχεῖν ἐλλάμψεως, τῆς σῆς Χριστὲ τοὺς πίστει μεταστάντας εὐδόκησον, τὴν ἐν κόλποις Ἀβραὰμ ἀνάπαυσιν, μόνος ὡς ἐλεήμων, τούτοις δωρούμενος, καὶ τῆς αἰωνίου ἀξιῶν μακαριότητος.

O Christ, deem worthy of Your divine and bright * illumination those who have in faith been translated hence; * and as You alone are very merciful, * grant them repose within the bosom of Abraham; * and account them worthy of Your own eternal blessedness. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ ὢν τῇ φύσει χρηστὸς καὶ εὔσπλαγχνος, καὶ θελητὴς ἐλέους, εὐσπλαγχνίας ἡ ἄβυσσος, οὓς ἐκ τόπου τούτου τῆς κακώσεως, καὶ σκιᾶς τοῦ θανάτου Σῶτερ μετέστησας ἔνθα καταλάμπει σου τὸ φῶς, τούτους κατάταξον.

Since You are gracious and all-compassionate * by nature, and delight in steadfast love and are an abyss * of compassion, O Savior, to those whom You * translated from this place of punishment and from the * shadow of death, wherein shines Your light assign a place, O Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σκηνὴν ἁγίαν Ἁγνὴ γινώσκομεν, καὶ Κιβωτὸν καὶ Πλάκα σὲ τοῦ νόμου τῆς χάριτος· διὰ σοῦ γὰρ ἄφεσις δεδώρηται τοῖς δεδικαιωμένοις, διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σωματωθέντος, ἐκ τῆς σῆς γαστρὸς Πανάμωμε.

O pure one, we know you as the tablet of * the law of grace, the holy tabernacle and sacred ark. * For through you to those who have been justified * by the blood of the One who became incarnate from * your womb has been given absolution, O all-blameless one. [SD]

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Θεὸν ἀνθρώποις ἰδεῖν ἀδύνατον, ὂν οὐ τολμᾶ Ἀγγέλων ἀτενίσαι τὰ τάγματα, διὰ σοῦ δὲ Πάναγνε ὡράθη βροτοῖς, Λόγος σεσαρκωμένος, ὂν μεγαλύνοντες, σὺν ταῖς οὐρανίαις Στρατιαῖς, σὲ μακαρίζομεν.

For man to see God it is impossible, * for even the angelic armies dare not to gaze on Him. * But through you, O all-pure Maid, the Logos appeared incarnate unto mortals.* Him do we magnify, * and together with the hosts of heaven we pronounce you blest.

   

   

ΛΑΟΣ

PEOPLE

Τρισάγιον.

Trisagion Prayers.

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. 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.

Παναγία Τριάς, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Κύριε, ἱλάσθητι ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν. Δέσποτα, συγχώρησον τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῖν. Ἅγιε, ἐπίσκεψαι καὶ ἴασαι τὰς ἀσθενείας ἡμῶν, ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name's sake.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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.

Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου. Ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου. Γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον. Καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν. Καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ρῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

For Thine 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 - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ὁ βάθει σοφίας φιλανθρώπως, πάντα οἰκονομῶν, καὶ τὸ συμφέρον πᾶσιν ἀπονέμων μόνε Δημιουργέ, ἀνάπαυσον Κύριε τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου· ἐν σοὶ γὰρ τὴν ἐλπίδα ἀνέθεντο, τῷ Ποιητῇ καὶ πλάστῃ καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

O only Creator who out of love for man arrange all things with depth of wisdom, and impart to all what is beneficial, O Lord, grant repose to the souls of Your servants. For they have placed their hope in You our Creator and Fashioner and God. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐν σοὶ γὰρ τὴν ἐλπίδα ἀνέθεντο, τῷ ποιητῇ καὶ πλάστῃ καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

For they have placed their hope in You our Creator and Fashioner and God. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὲ καὶ τεῖχος καὶ λιμένα ἔχομεν, καὶ πρέσβυν εὐπρόσδεκτον, πρὸς ὃν ἔτεκες Θεόν, Θεοτόκε ἀνύμφευτε, τῶν πιστῶν ἡ σωτηρία.

We have you as a fortress and a port and an acceptable intercessor with God, whom you bore, O unwedded Theotokos, the salvation of the faithful. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

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.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ ὀρθοδόξων.

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.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

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.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are 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.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Μετὰ πνευμάτων δικαίων, τετελειωμένων, τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου, Σῶτερ ἀνάπαυσον, φυλάττων αὐτάς, εἰς τὴν μακαρίαν ζωήν, τὴν παρὰ σοὶ φιλάνθρωπε.

Among the spirits of the righteous perfected in faith, give rest, O Savior, to the soul(s) of Your servant, keeping it (them) in the blessed life which is from You, O loving One. [GOA]

Εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσίν σου Κύριε, ὅπου πάντες οἱ ἅγιοί σου ἀναπαύονται, ἀνάπαυσον τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου, ὅτι μόνος ὑπάρχεις ἀθάνατος.

In your place of rest, O Lord, where all Your saints repose, give rest also to the soul of Your servant, for You alone are immortal. [GOA]

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

Σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ καταβὰς εἰς ᾍδην, καὶ τὰς ὀδύνας λύσας τῶν πεπεδημένων, αὐτὸς καὶ τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου, Σῶτερ, ἀνάπαυσον.

You are our God who descended into Hades and loosened the pains of those who were held captive. Grant rest also, O Savior, to the soul of Your servant. [GOA]

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

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

Ἡ μόνη ἁγνὴ καὶ ἄχραντος Παρθένος, ἡ Θεὸν ἀφράστως κυήσασα, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ τοῦ σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν δούλων σου.

You the only pure and spotless Virgin, who ineffably gave birth to God, intercede for mercy and forgiveness of the soul of your servant(s). [GOA]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ μακαρίας μνήμης καὶ αἰωνίου ἀναπαύσεως πάντων τῶν ἐπ' ἐλπίδι ἀναστάσεως ζωῆς αἰωνίου κεκοιμημένων εὐσεβῶς ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν, βασιλέων, πατριαρχῶν, ἀρχιερέων, ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων, μοναχῶν, πατέρων, προπατόρων, πάππων, προπάππων, γονέων, συζύγων, τέκνων, ἀδελφῶν καὶ συγγενῶν ἡμῶν ἐκ τῶν ἀπ' ἀρχῆς καὶ μέχρι τῶν ἐσχάτων, καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ συγχωρηθῆναι αὐτοῖς πᾶν πλημμέλημα ἑκούσιόν τε καὶ ἀκούσιον.

Again we pray for the blessed memory and eternal repose of all pious Orthodox Christians who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection unto life everlasting, emperors, patriarchs, bishops, priests, deacons, hieromonks, deacon-monks, monks, nuns, fathers, forebears, grandparents, great-grandparents, parents, spouses, children, siblings, and all our relatives, from the beginning until the end of time; and for the forgiveness of all their sins, both voluntary and involuntary.

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

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

Ὅπως Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τάξῃ τὰς ψυχὰς αὐτῶν ἔνθα οἱ δίκαιοι ἀναπαύονται· τὰ ἐλέη τοῦ Θεοῦ, τὴν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν, καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν αὐτῶν ἁμαρτιῶν παρὰ Χριστῷ τῷ ἀθανάτῳ βασιλεῖ καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν αἰτησώμεθα.

May the Lord God place their souls where the righteous repose. Let us ask for the mercies of God, the kingdom of Heaven, and the forgiveness of their sins from Christ our immortal king and God.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πνευμάτων καὶ πάσης σαρκός, ὁ τὸν θάνατον καταπατήσας, τὸν δὲ διάβολον καταργήσας καὶ ζωὴν τῷ κόσμῳ σου δωρησάμενος, αὐτός, Κύριε, ἀνάπαυσον καὶ τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν κεκοιμημένων δούλων σου, βασιλέων, πατριαρχῶν, ἀρχιερέων, ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων, μοναχῶν, μοναζουσῶν καὶ πάντων τῶν ἀπὸ περάτων ἕως περάτων τῆς οἰκουμένης κεκοιμημένων εὐσεβῶς ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν, πατέρων, προπατόρων, πάππων, προπάππων, γονέων, συζύγων, τέκνων, ἀδελφῶν καὶ συγγενῶν ἡμῶν ἐν τόπῳ φωτεινῷ, ἐν τόπῳ χλοερῷ, ἐν τόπῳ ἀναψύξεως, ἔνθα ἀπέδρα ὀδύνη, λύπη καὶ στεναγμός· πᾶν ἁμάρτημα τὸ παρ' αὐτῶν πραχθέν, ἐν λόγῳ ἢ ἔργῳ ἢ διανοίᾳ, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεός, συγχώρησον, ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἄνθρωπος, ὃς ζήσεται ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ οὐχ ἁμαρτήσει· σὺ γὰρ μόνος ἐκτὸς ἁμαρτίας ὑπάρχεις· ἡ δικαιοσύνη σου δικαιοσύνη εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ ὁ λόγος σου ἀλήθεια.

O God of spirits and of all flesh, You have trampled down death and have abolished the power of the devil, giving life to Your world. Give rest to the souls of Your departed servants, emperors, patriarchs, bishops, priests, deacons, hieromonks, deacon-monks, monks, and nuns, all pious Orthodox Christians who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection unto life everlasting, from all the ends of the world, fathers, forebears, grandparents, great-grandparents, parents, spouses, children, siblings, and all our relatives. Give them rest in a place of light, in a place of repose, in a place of refreshment, where there is no pain, sorrow, and suffering. As a good and loving God, forgive every sin they have committed in thought, word or deed, for there is no one who lives and is sinless. You alone are without sin. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your word is truth.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ ἡ ἀνάστασις, ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ ἀνάπαυσις πάντων τῶν κεκοιμημένων εὐσεβῶς ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν σὺν τῷ ἀνάρχῳ σου Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the resurrection, the life and the repose of all the departed faithful Orthodox Christians, Christ our God, and to You we give glory, with Your eternal Father and Your all-holy, good and life giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη· αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη· αἰωνία αὐτῶν ἡ μνήμη. (ἐκ γʹ)

Eternal be their memory. Eternal be their memory. Eternal be their memory. (3)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

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

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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

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

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.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May May 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.

Δι' εὐχῶν τῶν ἁγίων πατέρων ἡμῶν, Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)