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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 holy 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.)

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Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

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]

Ode 1: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

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Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode pl. 1. Heirmos.

Τῷ Σωτῆρι Θεῷ, τῷ ἐν θαλάσσῃ λαόν, ποσὶν ἀβρόχοις ὁδηγήσαντι, καὶ Φαραὼ πανστρατιᾷ καταποντίσαντι· αὐτῷ μόνῳ ᾄσωμεν, ὅτι δεδόξασται. (δίς)

To our Savior and God * who led the people of old * across the Red Sea with unwetted feet, * and who submerged thereunder Pharaoh and his forces all, * to Him only let us sing, for He is glorified. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

ᾌσωμεν πάντες λαοὶ τῷ ἐπὶ ὤμων Χερουβὶμ ἀναληφθέντι, μετὰ δόξης Χριστῷ, καὶ συγκαθίσταντι ἡμᾶς ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, ᾠδὴν ἐπινίκιον, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

All you peoples, let us sing * a song of victory to Christ * who on the shoulders of the Cherubim * was taken up with glory, and seated us with himself * at the right hand of the Father, for He is glorified. [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τὸν μεσίτην Θεοῦ καὶ ἀνθρώπων Χριστόν, χοροὶ Ἀγγέλων θεασάμενοι, μετὰ σαρκὸς ἐν ὑψίστοις ἐξεπλήττοντο· συμφώνως δὲ ἀνέμελπον, ὕμνον ἐπινίκιον.

When they beheld in the heights * with His flesh Christ himself * the Mediator between God and men, * the hosts of Angels were astounded, and with one accord * they sang unto Him a hymn a victory. [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τῷ ὀφθέντι Θεῷ, ἐπὶ τοῦ ὄρους Σινᾶ, καὶ νόμον δόντι τῷ θεόπτῃ Μωσεῖ, τῶν Ἐλαιῶν ἐκ τοῦ ὄρους ἀναληφθέντι σαρκί, αὐτῷ πάντες ᾄσωμεν, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Unto God who appeared * upon Mount Sinai and gave * the law to Moses the seer of God * and who ascended from the Mount of Olives in the flesh, * to Him only let us sing, for He is glorified. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἄχραντε Μῆτερ Θεοῦ, τὸν σαρκωθέντα ἐκ σοῦ, καὶ ἐκ τῶν κόλπων τοῦ γεννήτορος μὴ ἐκφοιτήσαντα Θεόν, ἀπαύστως πρέσβευε, ἐκ πάσης περιστάσεως, σῶσαι οὓς ἔπλασεν.

O spotless Mother of God, * without ceasing intercede * with Him who from you was incarnated * and who did not depart from the Begetter's bosom, as God, * to save those whom He fashioned from all calamity. [SD]

Ode 1: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου.

Mode 4. I open my mouth.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἀνέστης τριήμερος, ὁ κατὰ φύσιν ἀθάνατος, καὶ ὤφθης τοῖς ἕνδεκα, καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς Μαθηταῖς, καὶ ἀνέδραμες, Χριστὲ πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα, νεφέλῃ ὀχούμενος, ὁ τοῦ παντὸς ποιητής.

Immortal by nature, You rose on the third day and then appeared * unto the Eleven and to the Disciples all, * and You then returned, O Christ, unto the Father, * riding on a cloud, O You who are the Maker of all. [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Βοᾷ ἐμφανέστατα, ψάλλων Δαυῒδ ὁ θεόπνευστος. Ἀνέβη ὁ Κύριος, πρὸς τὰ οὐράνια, ἐν ἀλαλαγμῷ, καὶ σάλπιγγος ἠχήσει, καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἀρχίφωτον Πατέρα ἔφθασε.

Divinely inspired David in his Psalm cries explicitly: * The Lord has gone up into the heavenly abodes * with a shout of joy and the blast of a trumpet, * and thus He attained unto the Father and Source of light. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Γηράσαντα Κύριε, κόσμον πολλοῖς ἁμαρτήμασι, καινίσας τῷ Πάθει σου, καὶ τῇ Ἐγέρσει σου, ἀνελήλυθας, ὀχούμενος νεφέλῃ, πρὸς τὰ ἐπουράνια, δόξα τῇ δόξῃ σου.

O Lord, by Your suffering and resurrection You made the world * new again; for due to many sins it had grown old. * You were taken up thereafter into heaven, * transported upon a cloud. Glory to Your glory. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Δεσπότην ἐκύησας, πάντων πανάμωμε Δέσποινα, τὸν Πάθος ἑκούσιον καταδεξάμενον, καὶ ἀνελθόντα, πρὸς τὸν αὐτοῦ Πατέρα, ὅνπερ οὐ κατέλιπε, κἂν σάρκα εἴληφε.

O all-spotless Lady, you have given birth to the Lord of all * who deigned for our sakes to suffer voluntarily, * and who after this ascended to His Father * from whom He had never left, though He had taken flesh. [SD]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. 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]

Ode 3: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 1. Heirmos.

Δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου Χριστέ, στερέωσόν μου τὴν διάνοιαν, εἰς τὸ ὑμνεῖν, καὶ δοξάζειν σου τὴν σωτήριον Ἀνάληψιν.

By the power of Your Cross, O Christ, * firmly establish my intelligence, * so that with hymns I may glorify * Your Ascension that has saved us all. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

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

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

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

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

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

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τὴν φύσιν τῶν ἀνθρώπων Χριστέ, φθορᾷ πεσοῦσαν ἐξανέστησας, καὶ τῇ ἀνόδῳ σου ὕψωσας, καὶ σαυτῷ ἡμᾶς ἐδόξασας.

O Christ, our human nature that fell * into corruption You resurrected. * By Your ascension You exalted it * and You glorified us with thyself. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

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

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

Ode 3: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους.

Mode 4. Establish your servants.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἐπάρατε πύλας οὐρανίους, ἰδοὺ παραγέγονε Χριστός, ὁ Βασιλεὺς καὶ Κύριος, σῶμα φορέσας γήϊνον, ταῖς ἀνωτέραις ἔλεγον, δυνάμεσιν αἱ κατώτεραι.

"Behold, Christ the Lord and King of glory * is coming, now that He has put on * a body which was made of earth. * So take away your heavenly gates." * Thus spoke to their superiors the lower ranks of angelic hosts. [SD]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ζητήσας Χριστὲ τὸν πλανηθέντα, ἀπάτῃ τοῦ ὄφεως Ἀδάμ, ὡς τοῦτον ἐνδυσάμενος, ἀνῆλθες καὶ ἐκάθισας, ἐκ δεξιῶν ὡς σύνθρονος, Πατρός, ὑμνούντων Ἀγγέλων σε.

O Christ, having sought and finding Adam * deceived by the guile of the snake, * You put him on yourself and then * as such did You ascend and sit * at Your coequal Father's right, * while angels praised and exalted You. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡ γῆ ἑορτάζει καὶ χορεύει, ἀγάλλεται καὶ ὁ οὐρανός, τῇ Ἀναλήψει σήμερον, τοῦ Ποιητοῦ τῆς κτίσεως, τοῦ προφανῶς ἑνώσαντος, τὰ διεστῶτα βουλήματι.

Today earth keeps festival and dances, * and heaven rejoices now as well * at the ascension of the Lord * and Maker of creation all. * For though they were divided, He * clearly unites them as He so willed. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Θανάτου τεκοῦσα καθαιρέτην τὸν μόνον ἀθάνατον Θεόν, Παρθενομῆτορ πάναγνε, τοῦτον ἀεὶ ἱκέτευε, τὰ θανατοῦντα πάθη με, ἀπονεκρῶσαι καὶ σῶσαί με.

O Maid, who gave birth to death's destroyer, * the one and only immortal God, * O Virgin Mother wholly pure, * ever entreat Him earnestly * to mortify the passions that * are killing me, and to save my soul. [SD]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

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 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.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving.)

Ἐπιβὰς ἐν νεφέλαις τῶν οὐρανῶν, καταλείψας εἰρήνην τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς, ἀνῆλθες καὶ ἐκάθισας, τοῦ Πατρὸς δεξιόθεν, ὡς ὁμοούσιος τούτῳ, ὑπάρχων καὶ Πνεύματι· ἐν σαρκὶ γὰρ ὤφθης, ἀλλ' ἄτρεπτος ἔμεινας· ὅθεν ἀναμένεις, συντελείας τὸ πέρας, τοῦ κρῖναι ἐρχόμενος, ἐπὶ γῆς κόσμον ἅπαντα. Δικαιοκρίτα Κύριε, φεῖσαι τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρούμενος, ὡς Θεὸς ἐλεήμων τοῖς δούλοις σου.

Mounted on the clouds of heaven, leaving behind your peace to those on earth, you went up and sat down on the Father's right hand, as consubstantial with him and the Holy Spirit; for you appeared in the flesh, yet remained unchanged; therefore you await the final consummation, when you are coming on earth to judge the whole world. O Lord, just judge, spare our souls and grant forgiveness of offences, as God who has mercy on your servants. [EL]

Ode 4: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Εἰσακήκοα τὴν ἀκοήν, τῆς δυναστείας τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου, ὡς Παράδεισος ἠνοίγη δι' αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐβόησα· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε. (δίς)

I have heard, Lord, the report of the might of your Cross, how Paradise was opened through it, and I cried out: Glory to your power, O Lord. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἀνελήφθης ἐν δόξῃ, ὁ τῶν Ἀγγέλων Βασιλεύς, τὸν Παράκλητον ἡμῖν ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς ἀποστεῖλαι. Διὸ βοῶμεν· Δόξα Χριστὲ τῇ Ἀναλήψει σου.

You were taken up in glory, King of the Angels, to send us the Advocate from the Father. And so we cry out: Glory, O Christ, to your Assumption! [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὡς ἀνῆλθεν ὁ Σωτήρ, πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα σὺν σαρκί, κατεπλάγησαν αὐτῷ, αἱ τῶν Ἀγγέλων στρατιαί, καὶ ἐβόησαν· Δόξα Χριστὲ τῇ, Ἀναλήψει σου.

As the Saviour had ascended to the Father with his flesh, the hosts of Angels were struck with amazement, and cried out: Glory, O Christ, to your Assumption! [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Αἱ τῶν Ἀγγέλων δυνάμεις, ταῖς ἀνωτέραις ἐβόων· Πύλας ἄρατε Χριστῷ, τῷ ἡμετέρῳ Βασιλεῖ, ὃν ἀνυμνοῦμεν, ἅμα σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Πνεύματι.

The angelic Powers cried out to those above: Lift up the gates for Christ, our King; whose praise we sing, together with the Father and the Spirit. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἡ Παρθένος ἔτεκε, καὶ τὰ μητέρων οὐκ ἔγνω, ἀλλὰ Μήτηρ μὲν ἐστί· Παρθένος δὲ διέμεινεν, ἣν ἀνυμνοῦντες, Χαῖρε Θεοτόκε κραυγάζομεν.

The Virgin gave birth, and did not know a mother's pangs; but Mother she is, while Virgin she remained. Singing her praise we cry: Hail, Mother of God! [EL]

Ode 4: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δόξῃ.

Mode 4. The One enthroned in glory. (NM)

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἰησοῦς ὁ Ζωοδότης, προσλαβὼν οὓς ἠγάπησεν Ἐλαιῶν εἰς ὄρος, ἄνεισι, καὶ τούτους εὐλόγησε, καὶ τοὺς πατρῴους νεφέλῃ ἐποχούμενος κόλπους ἔφθασεν, οὓς οὐδαμῶς καταλέλοιπε.

Jesus the Giver of life, taking those he loved, ascended the mount of Olives and blessed them and, riding on a cloud, he came to the Father's bosom, which he had never left. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Κόσμος ὅλος ἑορτάζει, ὁρατὸς καὶ ἀόρατος, ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει, Ἄγγελοι σκιρτῶσι καὶ ἄνθρωποι, δοξολογοῦντες ἀπαύστως τὴν Ἀνάληψιν, τοῦ σαρκὶ ἑνωθέντος ἡμῖν ἀγαθότητι.

The whole world, visible and invisible, keeps the feast with gladness; Angels and humans leap for joy as they glorify without ceasing the Assumption of the One who by his goodness was united to us in the flesh. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Λύσας κράτος τοῦ θανάτου, ὡς ἀθάνατος Κύριος, τὴν ἀθανασίαν, πᾶσιν ἐδωρήσω φιλάνθρωπε, καὶ ἀνελήφθης ἐν δόξῃ καθορώντων σε, τῶν σεπτῶν Μαθητῶν, Ἰησοῦ παντοδύναμε.

Having abolished the might of death as immortal Lord, you granted immortality to all, O Lover of humankind, and you were taken up in glory, as your revered Disciples watched you, Jesu all-powerful. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μακαρία ἡ κοιλία, σοῦ Πανάμωμε γέγονε· τὸν γὰρ τὴν κοιλίαν ᾍδου παραδόξως κενώσαντα, ἀνερμηνεύτως χωρῆσαι κατηξίωσαι, ὃν ἱκέτευε, σῶσαι ἡμᾶς τοὺς ὑμνοῦντάς σε.

Blessed has your womb become, All-blameless Lady, for you were found worthy to contain beyond explanation the One who marvellously emptied the belly of Hell. Implore him to save us who sing your praise. [EL]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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]

Ode 5: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode pl. 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Ὀρθρίζοντες βοῶμέν σοι Κύριε, Σῶσον ἡμᾶς· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν. (δίς)

Rising at dawn, we cry to you, O Lord: Save us; for you are our God; we know no other but you. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Πληρώσας εὐφροσύνης τὰ σύμπαντα ἐλεῆμον, ταῖς ἄνω δυνάμεσι, μετὰ σαρκὸς ἐπεδήμησας.

When you had filled the universe with gladness, merciful Lord, you took your place with your flesh among the powers on high. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἀγγέλων αἱ δυνάμεις, αἰρόμενόν σε ἰδοῦσαι, τὰς πύλας, ἐκραύγαζον, τῷ Βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν ἄρατε.

The angelic powers, as they saw you being lifted up, cried out: Lift up the gates for our King! [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἀπόστολοι ἰδόντες ὑψούμενον, τὸν Σωτῆρα, ἐν τρόμῳ ἐκραύγαζον· τῷ Βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

The Apostles, as the saw the Saviour being raised up, cried out with fear: Glory to you, our King! [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Παρθένον μετὰ τόκον ὑμνοῦμέν σε, Θεοτόκε· σὺ γὰρ τὸν Θεὸν Λόγον, σαρκὶ τῷ κόσμῳ ἐκύησας.

Mother of God, we praise you as Virgin after childbirth; for you bore for the world God the Word in flesh. [EL]

Ode 5: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα.

Mode 4. The universe was amazed. (NM)

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Νεκρώσας τὸν θάνατον, τῷ σῷ θανάτῳ Κύριε, λαβὼν οὓς ἠγάπησας, ἀνῆλθες, τοῦ Ἐλαιῶνος εἰς ὄρος ἅγιον, κἀκεῖθεν ἀνέδραμες Χριστέ, πρός τὸν σὸν Γεννήτορα, νεφέλῃ ἐποχούμενος.

When you had slain death by your death, Lord, you took those whom you loved and ascended the holy mount of Olives, and from there you hastened back to your Begetter, O Christ, riding on a cloud. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ξένη σου ἡ Γέννησις ξένη σου ἡ Ἀνάστασις, ξένη καὶ φρικτή σου Ζωοδότα, ἡ ἐκ τοῦ ὄρους θεία Ἀνάληψις, ἣν ἐξεικονίζων Ἡλιού, τέθριππος ἀνήρχετο, ἀνυμνῶν σε φιλάνθρωπε.

Strange was your Birth, strange your Resurrection, strange and fearful your divine Assumption from the mount, O Giver of life, of which Elias was an icon when he went up in a four-horse chariot, singing your praise, O Lover of humankind. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁρῶσιν ἐφθέγγοντο, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις Ἄγγελοι, Ἄνδρες Γαλιλαῖοι· τί θαμβεῖσθε, τῇ Ἀναλήψει τοῦ Ζωοδότου Χριστοῦ; οὗτος ἥξει πάλιν ἐπὶ γῆς, κρῖναι κόσμον ἅπαντα, ὡς κριτὴς δικαιότατος.

Angels spoke to the Apostles as they watched: Men of Galilee, why are you amazed at the Assumption of Christ the Giver of life? He will come again to earth to judge the whole world, as most just Judge. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Παρθένον φυλάξας σε, μετὰ τὸν τόκον ἄφθορον, ἄνεισι Χριστὸς πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα, Θεογεννῆτορ, ὃν οὐ κατέλιπεν, εἰ καὶ σάρκα εἴληφεν ἐκ σοῦ, ἔννουν τε καὶ ἔμψυχον, διὰ ἔλεος ἄφατον.

O Mother of God, Christ, who kept you a virgin after His birth without corruption, goes up to the Father, from whom He never departed, even though from you He took flesh, endowed with mind and soul, in His ineffable mercy. [EL]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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]

Ode 6: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἐκύκλωσέ με ἄβυσσος, ταφή μοι τὸ κῆτος ἐγένετο, ἐγὼ δὲ ἐβόησα, πρὸς σε τὸν φιλάνθρωπον, καὶ ἔσωσέ με ἡ δεξιὰ σου Κύριε. (δίς)

The deep closed round me, the whale became my burial; but I cried out to you, Lover of humankind, and your right hand saved me, O Lord. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἐσκίρτησαν Ἀπόστολοι, ὁρῶντες μετάρσιον σήμερον, τὸν κτίστην αἰρόμενον ἐλπίδι τοῦ Πνεύματος, καὶ φόβῳ ἔκραζον· Δόξα τῇ ἀνόδῳ σου.

On seeing the Creator lifted up on high today, the Apostles leaped for joy in hope of the Spirit, and in fear they cried: Glory to your ascent! [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἐπέστησαν οἱ Ἄγγελοι, βοῶντες Χριστέ, τοῖς Μαθηταῖς σου· ὃν τρόπον κατείδετε, Χριστὸν ἀνερχόμενον, σαρκὶ ἐλεύσεται, δίκαιος πάντων κριτής.

The Angels came and cried out, O Christ, to your Disciples: In the way that you have seen Christ going up, he will come in the flesh as just Judge of all. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὡς εἶδόν σε Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, δυνάμεις αἱ οὐράνιαι, εἰς ὕψος αἰρόμενον σύσσωμον, ἐκραύγαζον λέγουσαι· μεγάλη Δέσποτα ἡ φιλανθρωπία σου.

As the heavenly powers saw you, our Saviour, lifted up to the heights with your body, they cried out, saying: Great, Master, is your love for humankind. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Βάτον σε ἀκατάφλεκτον, καὶ ὄρος καὶ κλίμακα ἔμψυχον, καὶ πύλην οὐράνιον, ἀξίως δοξάζομεν, Μαρία ἔνδοξε, ὀρθοδόξων καύχημα.

As Bush unburned, mountain, living ladder and heavenly gate, fittingly we glorify you, glorious Mary, boast of the orthodox. [EL]

Ode 6: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Τὴν θείαν ταύτην.

Mode 4. Come godly-minded people. (NM)

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ῥανάτωσαν ἡμῖν ἄνωθεν, νεφέλαι εὐφροσύνην αἰώνιον· Χριστὸς νεφέλη γάρ, ὡς Χερουβὶμ ἐποχούμενος, πρὸς τὸν αὐτοῦ Πατέρα ἄνεισι σήμερον.

Let the clouds rain down for us eternal gladness from above; for Christ, riding on a cloud as on the Cherubim, today ascends to his Father. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Σαρκὸς φανεὶς ὁμοιώματι, τὰ πρῴην διεστῶτα συνήγαγες εἰς ἕν, φιλάνθρωπε, καὶ ἀνελήφθης ὁρώντων σε, τῶν Μαθητῶν οἰκτίρμον, πρὸς τὰ οὐράνια.

Appearing in the likeness of flesh, you brought together in one things that were formerly separated, O Lover of humankind; and as your Disciples watched you, O Merciful, you were taken up to the heavenly places. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τί ἐρυθρὰ τὰ ἱμάτια, σαρκὸς τοῦ ἑνωθέντος παχύτητι; ἅγιοι Ἄγγελοι, Χριστὸν ὁρῶντες ἐφθέγγοντο Πάθους τιμίου θεῖα, φέροντα σύμβολα.

Why are the garments red of the One who was united to the solidity of flesh? said the holy Angels, as they saw Christ bearing the divine marks of his precious passion. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑμνοῦμεν Κόρη τὴν σύλληψιν, ὑμνοῦμέν σου τὴν ἄῤῥητον γέννησιν, δι' ἧς ἐῤῥύσθημεν καταφθορᾶς, καὶ κακώσεως, καὶ ζοφερᾶς τοῦ ᾍδου, Ἁγνὴ καθείρξεως.

Pure Maiden, we hymn your conceiving, we hymn your ineffable giving birth, through which we have been delivered from the destruction, the wickedness and the gloomy incarceration of Hell. [EL]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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]

Ode 6: Short Litany

Ode 6: Short Litany

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

Σὺ γὰρ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῆς εἰρήνης καὶ σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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.

Ode 7: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode pl. 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Ὁ ἐν καμίνῳ πυρός, τοὺς ὑμνολόγους σώσας Παῖδας, εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν.

You saved the Youths who sang your praise in the furnace of fire; blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὁ ἐν νεφέλῃ φωτός, ἀναληφθεὶς καὶ σώσας κόσμον, εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν.

You were taken up on a cloud of light and saved the world; blessed are you the God of our fathers. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἐπὶ τῶν ὤμων Χριστέ, τὴν πλανηθεῖσαν ἄρας φύσιν, ἀναληφθείς, τῷ Θεῷ καὶ Πατρὶ προσήγαγες.

Lifting up on your shoulders the nature which had been led astray, O Christ, you were taken up and brought it to God the Father. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὁ ἀνελθὼν ἐν σαρκί, πρὸς τὸν ἀσώματον Πατέρα, εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

You ascended in the flesh to the bodiless Father; blessed are you the God of our fathers. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τὴν νεκρωθεῖσαν ἡμῶν, τῇ ἁμαρτίᾳ φύσιν ἄρας, τῷ σῷ ἰδίῳ Πατρὶ Σῶτερ προσήγαγες.

Lifting up our nature which had been slain by sin, O Saviour, you brought it to your own Father. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὁ ἐκ Παρθένου τεχθείς, ἣν Θεοτόκον ἀπειργάσω, εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

You were born from a Virgin, whom you made Mother of God; blessed are you the God of our fathers. [EL]

Ode 7: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Οὐκ ἐλάτρευσαν.

Mode 4. The godlike Youths. (NM)

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Φωτεινή σε, φῶς ὑπάρχοντα ὑπέλαβε, νεφέλη Κύριε, ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ὑπὲρ νοῦν, ἀναλαμβανόμενον, καὶ ἐπουράνιοι, δῆμοι ᾔνεσαν σὺν Ἀποστόλοις λέγοντες, ὁ Θεὸς εὐλογητός εἶ.

A cloud of light received you, Lord, who are light, as you were being taken up beyond understanding from earth; and heavenly multitudes with the Apostles praised you, saying, 'O God, blessed are you'. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Χεῖρας ἅπαντες, γηθόμενοι κροτήσωμεν, τῇ Ἀναλήψει Χριστοῦ, καὶ ἀλαλάξωμεν· Ἀνέβη ὁ Κύριος, ἐν φωνῇ σάλπιγγος, καὶ ἐκάθισεν, ἐκ δεξιῶν ὡς σύνθρονος, τοῦ Πατρὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Let us all gladly clap our hands at Christ's Assumption, and let us shout with joy, 'The Lord has gone up with the sound of the trumpet and, as equal in majesty with the Father, taken his seat on his right hand to the ages'. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ψάλλων πάλαι Μωϋσῆς ὁ μέγας ἔκραζε· Προσκυνησάτωσαν ἀνερχομένῳ Χριστῷ οὐράνιοι Ἄγγελοι, ὡς τοῦ παντὸς Βασιλεῖ. ᾯ κραυγάζομεν· ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Great Moses of old chanted and cried out: Let the Angels of heaven worship Christ as he ascends as King of all. To him we cry, 'Lord and God of our Fathers, blessed are you'. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὢ θαυμάτων παραδόξων! πῶς ἐχώρησας Θεὸν ἀχώρητον, θεοχαρίτωτε, τὸν σάρκα πτωχεύσαντα, καὶ μετὰ δόξης πολλῆς, εἰς οὐράνια, ἀναληφθέντα σήμερον, καὶ ζωώσαντα ἀνθρώπους;

O marvellous wonders! How did you, O full of God's grace, contain the uncontainable God, who made himself poor according to the flesh, and today with great glory has been taken up to heavenly places and given life to humankind. [EL]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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]

Ode 8: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Τὸν ἐκ Πατρὸς πρὸ αἰώνων, γεννηθέντα Υἱὸν καὶ Θεόν, καὶ ἐπ' ἐσχάτων τῶν χρόνων, σαρκωθέντα, ἐκ Παρθένου Μητρός, ἱερεῖς ὑμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας. (δίς)

The Son and God, begotten of the Father before the ages, and incarnate in the last times of a Virgin Mother, you priests praise, people highly exalt to all the ages. (2) [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τὸν ἐν δυσὶ ταῖς οὐσίαις, ἀναστάντα ζωοδότην Χριστόν, εἰς οὐρανοὺς μετὰ δόξης καὶ Πατρὶ συγκαθεζόμενον, ἱερεῖς ὑμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Christ, the giver of life, who rose in his two natures with glory to heaven and is now seated with the Father, you priests praise, you people highly exalt to all the ages. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τὸν ἐκ δουλείας τὴν κτίσιν, τῶν εἰδώλων λυτρωσάμενον, καὶ παραστήσαντα ταύτην, ἐλευθέραν τῷ ἰδίῳ Πατρί, σὲ Σωτὴρ ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ σὲ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Saviour, who redeemed creation from the slavery of idols and set it free before your own Father, we praise you and highly exalt you to all the ages. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τὸν τῇ αὐτοῦ καταβάσει, καθελόντα τὸν ἀντίπαλον, καὶ τῇ αὐτοῦ ἀναβάσει, ἀνυψώσαντα τὸν ἄνθρωπον, ἱερεῖς ὑμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The One who by his descent threw down the opponent and by his ascent exalted humankind, you priests praise, you people highly exalt to all the ages. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τῶν Χερουβὶμ ὑπερτέρα, ἀνεδείχθης Θεοτόκε ἁγνή, ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου τὸν τούτοις, ἐποχούμενον βαστάσασα, ὃν σὺν ἀσωμάτοις, βροτοὶ δοξολογοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You were revealed, pure Mother of God, as higher than the Cherubim, for you carried in your womb the One who rides upon them; whom with the bodiless powers we mortals glorify to all the ages. [EL]

Ode 8: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς.

Mode 4. The Offspring of the Mother of God. (NM)

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὤφθησαν οἱ νόες Ἀποστόλοις, ἐν τῇ, Ἀναλήψει καὶ ἐφθέγγοντο· Τί ἐνατενίζοντες, ἵστασθε θαμβούμενοι; οὗτος ὁ ἀνερχόμενος εἰς τὰ οὐράνια, ἐλεύσεται καὶ πάλιν τοῦ κρῖναι, τοὺς ἐν γῇ ἀνθρώπους, κριτὴς ὑπάρχων μόνος.

The Intelligences appeared to the Apostles at the Assumption and said, 'Why do you stand gazing and amazed? He who is ascending into heaven will also come again to judge humankind on earth, for he alone is judge'. [EL]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Δῶμεν τῷ Θεῷ μεγαλωσύνην, αἰνέσεως συμφωνίᾳ ἀλαλάξωμεν· ᾄσωμεν, χορεύσωμεν, χεῖράς τε κροτήσωμεν. Ἀνέβη ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, εἰς οὐρανοὺς ἀπὸ γῆς, Ἀγγέλων, Ἀρχαγγέλων ὑμνούντων, τοῦτον ὡς Δεσπότην, καὶ ποιητὴν τῶν ὅλων.

Let us give majesty to God; let us cry aloud with one accord; let us sing; let us dance and let us clap our hands. Our God has gone up from earth to heaven, as Angels and Archangels sing his praise as Master and Maker of all things. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἤρθη ὑπεράνω τῶν Ἀγγέλων, ἡ φύσις ἡμῶν, ἡ πάλαι ἔκπτωτος, καὶ θρόνῳ ἐνίδρυται, θείῳ ὑπὲρ ἔννοιαν. Δεῦτε πανηγυρίσωμεν, καὶ ἀνακράξωμεν· Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Our nature, which of old had fallen, has been raised above the Angels and beyond understanding established on God's throne. Come, let us keep festival and let us cry out, 'You his works, praise the Lord, and highly exalt him to all the ages'. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἰδοὺ ὁ Υἱός σου Θεοτόκε, σκυλεύσας Σταυρῷ αὐτοῦ τὸν θανατον, ἀνέστη τριήμερος, καὶ τοῖς Μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ, ἐμφανισθεὶς ἀνέδραμε, πρὸς τὰ οὐράνια· μεθ' οὗ σε προσκυνοῦντες ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ δοξολογοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

See, Mother of God, your Son, having despoiled death by his Cross, rose on the third day, and having shown himself to his Disciples he has hastened to the heavenly places; as we worship you with him, we give praise and glory to all the ages. [EL]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

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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]

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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.

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Ode 9: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

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]

Ode 9: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Pentecostarion: Canon-2

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.)

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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.)

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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]

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.

   

   

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 so willed; You appeared, as You so wished. You suffered in the flesh, O our God; You rose from the dead, after trampling 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]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

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.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning 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 ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day 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 Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

(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, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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.

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

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.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning 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 ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day 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 Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

(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, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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!

Dismissal

Dismissal

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

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

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

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.)