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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος αʹ.

Octoechos - Mode 1.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ Ϛʹ ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - December 6

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Νικολάου

Memory of Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra

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Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 1. Automelon.

Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, καὶ στρατιωτῶν φυλασσόντων τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα, ἀνέστης τριήμερος Σωτήρ, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὴν ζωήν· διὰ τοῦτο αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν ἐβόων σοι ζωοδότα. Δόξα τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, δόξα τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ οἰκονομίᾳ σου, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

The stone had been secured with a seal by the Judeans, * and a guard of soldiers was watching Your immaculate body. * You rose on the third day, O Lord * and Savior, granting life unto the world. * For this reason were the powers of heaven crying out to You, O Life-giver: * Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ; * glory to Your kingdom; * glory to Your dispensation, only One who loves mankind. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Glory. For the Saint.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Κανόνα πίστεως καὶ εἰκόνα πραότητος, ἐγκρατείας διδάσκαλον, ἀνέδειξέ σε τῇ ποίμνῃ σου, ἡ τῶν πραγμάτων ἀλήθεια· διὰ τοῦτο ἐκτήσω τῇ ταπεινώσει τὰ ὑψηλά, τῇ πτωχείᾳ τὰ πλούσια, Πάτερ ἱεράρχα Νικόλαε· πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

A rule of faith are you, and an icon of gentleness, and a teacher of self-control. And to your flock this was evident, by the truth of your life and deeds. You were humble and therefore you acquired exalted gifts, treasure in heaven for being poor. O Father and Hierarch St. Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God, and entreat Him to save our souls. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τὸ ἀπ' αἰῶνος ἀπόκρυφον, καὶ Ἀγγέλοις ἄγνωστον μυστήριον, διὰ σού Θεοτόκε τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς πεφανέρωται· Θεὸς ἐν ἀσυγχύτῳ ἑνώσει σαρκούμενος, καὶ Σταυρὸν ἑκουσίως ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καταδεξάμενος· δι' οὗ ἀναστήσας τὸν πρωτόπλαστον, ἔσωσεν ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

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

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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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ. Ἀναστάσιμον.

Kathisma I. Resurrectional.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 1. Automelon.

Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ, στρατιῶται τηροῦντες, νεκροὶ τῇ ἀστραπῇ, τοῦ ὀφθέντος Ἀγγέλου, ἐγένοντο κηρύττοντος, Γυναιξὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν. Σὲ δοξάζομεν, τὸν τῆς φθορᾶς καθαιρέτην, σοὶ προσπίπτομεν, τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου, καὶ μόνῳ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

The soldiers keeping watch at Your tomb, O my Savior, * became as dead for fear of the radiant Angel. * And he proclaimed that You arose to the women who came at dawn. * We extol You, Lord, for You abolished corruption, * and we worship You, our only God, who was buried * and rose from the sepulcher. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Glory. For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ἀστράπτεις ἐν τῇ γῇ, τῶν θαυμάτων ἀκτῖσι, Νικόλαε σοφέ, καὶ κινεῖς πᾶσαν γλῶσσαν, εἰς δόξαν τε καὶ αἴνεσιν, τοῦ ἐν γῇ σε δοξάσαντος· ὃν ἱκέτευε, πάσης ἀνάγκης ῥυσθῆναι, τοὺς τὴν μνήμην σου, πίστει καὶ πόθῳ τιμῶντας, Πατέρων ἐκλόγιον.

You brightly shine on earth with the rays of your wonders, * inciting every tongue to sing praises and glory * of God who has glorified you on earth, O wise Nicholas. * Pray Him earnestly, as one select of the fathers, * that we who keep your feast with faith and love be delivered * from every necessity. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Τοῦ Γαβριὴλ φθεγξαμένου σοι Παρθένε τὸ Χαῖρε, σὺν τῇ φωνῇ ἐσαρκοῦτο ὁ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης, ἐν σοὶ τῇ ἁγίᾳ κιβωτῷ, ὡς ἔφη ὁ δίκαιος Δαυΐδ. Ἐδείχθης πλατυτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν, βαστάσασα τὸν Κτίστην σου. Δόξα τῷ ἐνοικήσαντι ἐν σοί· δόξα τῷ προελθόντι ἐκ σοῦ· δόξα τῷ ἐλευθερώσαντι ἡμᾶς, διὰ τοῦ τόκου σου.

When Gabriel had uttered rejoice to you, O Virgin, * then with the voice was the Lord of all becoming incarnate * in you whom the holy Ark of old * prefigured, as righteous David said. * You carried your Creator and proved to be more spacious than the heavens. * Glory to Him who dwelt inside of you! * Glory to Him who came forth from You! * Glory be to Him who through your childbirth has set us free! [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ. Ἀναστάσιμον.

Kathisma II. Resurrectional.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Γυναῖκες πρὸς τὸ μνῆμα παρεγένοντο ὄρθριαι, καὶ ἀγγελικὴν ὀπτασίαν θεασάμεναι ἔτρεμον· ὁ τάφος ἐξήστραπτε ζωήν, τὸ θαῦμα κατέπληττεν αὐτάς· διὰ τοῦτο ἀπελθοῦσαι, τοῖς μαθηταῖς ἐκήρυττον τὴν ἔγερσιν. Τὸν ᾅδην ἐσκύλευσε Χριστός, ὡς μόνος κραταιὸς καὶ δυνατός, καὶ φθαρέντας συνήγειρε πάντας, τὸν τῆς κατακρίσεως φόβον, λύσας δυνάμει Σταυροῦ.

The women went early in the morning to the gravesite, * and when they beheld the appearance of an angel they trembled. * The sepulcher radiated life; the wonder filled them with astonishment. * Hence they went away, proclaiming the resurrection unto the Disciples. * "Christ has despoiled Hades, as the One * mighty and only powerful, * and He raised up all who were corrupted, * and dispelled the fear of condemnation, by the power of the Cross." [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Glory. For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Τῶν πιστῶν προΐστασαι, σκέπων φρουρῶν τούτους μάκαρ, καὶ ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως, ἀπολυτρούμενος σαφῶς, Ἱεραρχῶν ὡραιότατον, κλέος καὶ δόξα, Νικόλαε Ὅσιε.

Blessed father Nicholas, * you are a foremost defender * of the faithful, guard and shield, * Ven'rable saint, and it is clear * that you redeem them from every woe, * O finest honor and glory of hierarchs. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Προστασία ἄμαχε, τῶν ἐν ἀνάγκαις, καὶ πρεσβεία ἕτοιμος, τῶν ἐλπιζόντων ἐπὶ σέ, ἀπὸ κινδύνων με λύτρωσαι, καὶ μὴ παρίδῃς, ἡ πάντων βοήθεια.

As the ready advocate * for those who trust you, * overlook me not, I pray, * but from the perils set me free, * O Theotokos, the help of all, * and for the needy, defense unassailable. [SD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ. Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Kathisma III. For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Προστάτης θερμότατος, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας Χριστοῦ, ἐδείχθης Νικόλαε, τὰ τῶν αἱρέσεων, διδάγματα ἄθεα, λύων σὺν παῤῥησίᾳ, καὶ κανὼν ἀνεδείχθης, πᾶσιν ὀρθοδοξίας, ὑπὲρ πάντων πρεσβεύων, τῶν ἐφεπομένων σου θείαις, διδασκαλίαις καὶ εἰσηγήσεσι.

O Nicholas, manifestly you protected the Church * of Christ with the utmost zeal, refuting godless beliefs * and doctrines of heresies, * censuring them with candor. * And for all you were clearly * Orthodoxy's rule of faith and great intercessor * for all who would follow your divine teachings and conferences. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ταχὺ δέξαι Δέσποινα τὰς ἱκεσίας ἡμῶν, καὶ ταύτας προσάγαγε, τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, Κυρία Πανάμωμε· λῦσον τὰς περιστάσεις, τῶν εἰς σὲ προστρεχόντων, σύντριψον μηχανίας, καὶ κατάβαλε θράσος, τῶν ὁπλιζομένων ἀθέων, κατὰ τῶν δούλων σου.

Be swift to accept our fervent prayers, O Lady and Queen, * and take them, all-blameless Maiden, and present them for us * before your own Son and God. * Rescue from every trouble * those who run to your shelter. * Frustrate the machinations and humble the boldness * of the godless who against your servants have taken arms. [SD]

Εὐλογητάρια Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Τῶν Ἀγγέλων ὁ δῆμος, κατεπλάγη ὁρῶν σε, ἐν νεκροῖς λογισθέντα, τοῦ θανάτου δὲ Σωτήρ, τὴν ἰσχὺν καθελόντα, καὶ σὺν ἑαυτῷ τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἐγείραντα, καὶ ἐξ ᾍδου πάντας ἐλευθερώσαντα.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Τί τὰ μύρα, συμπαθῶς τοῖς δάκρυσιν, ὦ Μαθήτριαι κιρνᾶτε; ὁ ἀστράπτων ἐν τῷ τάφῳ Ἄγγελος, προσεφθέγγετο ταῖς Μυροφόροις· Ἴδετε ὑμεῖς τὸν τάφον καὶ ᾔσθητε· ὁ Σωτὴρ γὰρ ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Λίαν πρωΐ, Μυροφόροι ἔδραμον, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου θρηνολογοῦσαι· ἀλλ' ἐπέστη, πρὸς αὐτὰς ὁ Ἄγγελος, καὶ εἶπε· θρήνου ὁ καιρὸς πέπαυται, μὴ κλαίετε, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν δέ, Ἀποστόλοις εἴπατε.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, μετὰ μύρων ἐλθοῦσαι, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου, Σῶτερ ἐνηχοῦντο. Ἀγγέλου τρανῶς, πρὸς αὐτὰς φθεγγομένου· Τί μετὰ νεκρῶν, τὸν ζώντα λογίζεσθε; ὡς Θεὸς γάρ, ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

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

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προσκυνοῦμεν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν τούτου Υἱόν τε, καὶ τὸ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὴν Ἁγίαν Τριάδα, ἐν μιᾷ τῇ οὐσίᾳ, σὺν τοῖς Σεραφείμ, κράζοντες τό· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε.

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ζωοδότην τεκοῦσα, ἐλυτρώσω Παρθένε, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἁμαρτίας, χαρμονὴν δὲ τῇ Εὔᾳ, ἀντὶ λύπης παρέσχες, ῥεύσαντα ζωῆς, ἴθυνε πρὸς ταύτην δέ, ὁ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθείς Θεὸς καὶ ἄνθρωπος.

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

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

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

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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 ηὐλόγηταί σου τὸ ὄνομα, καὶ δεδόξασταί σου ἡ βασιλεία, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For blessed is your name, and glorified is your kingdom, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος αʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode 1.

Ἡ τοῦ λῃστοῦ μετάνοια, τὸν Παράδεισον ἐσύλησεν, ὁ δὲ θρῆνος τῶν Μυροφόρων τὴν χαρὰν ἐμήνυσεν· ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The repentance of the robber plundered Paradise, while the lament of the myrrh-bearing women revealed the joy. For You had risen, O Christ our God, bestowing on the world the great mercy. [SD]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 1.

Ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαί με, εἰσάκουσόν μου τῶν ὀδυνῶν, Κύριε σοὶ κράζω.

When I am afflicted, hearken to my distress; Lord, to You I cry out. [SD]

Τοῖς ἐρημικοῖς, ἄπαυστος ὁ θεῖος πόθος ἐγγίνεται, κόσμου οὖσι τοῦ ματαίου ἐκτός.

Ceaseless does divine longing become in those who dwell in the wilderness, outside of the futile world as they are. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τιμὴ καὶ δόξα, ὥσπερ Πατρί, πρέπει ἅμα καὶ Υἱῷ· διὰ τοῦτο ᾂσωμεν τῇ Τριαδικῇ Μονοκρατορίᾳ.

To the Holy Spirit do both honor and glory belong, as to the Father and the Son. Let us therefore sing in praise to the Trinity and one dominion. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Εἰς τὰ ὄρη τῶν σῶν, ὕψωσάς με νόμων, ἀρεταῖς ἐκλάμπρυνον, ὁ Θεός, ἵνα ὑμνῶ σε.

Having lifted me up to the mountains of Your laws, brighten me with virtues, O God, that I may praise You. [SD]

Δεξιᾷ σου χειρὶ λαβὼν σὺ Λόγε, φύλαξόν με, φρούρησον, μὴ πῦρ με φλέξῃ τῆς ἁμαρτίας.

With Your right hand embracing me, O Logos, be my keeper, shelter me, so that the fire of sin not burn me. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις καινουργεῖται, παλινδρομοῦσα εἰς τὸ πρῶτον· ἰσοσθενὲς γάρ ἐστι Πατρὶ καὶ Λόγῳ.

By the Holy Spirit all creation is renewed, and thus returns unto its first state. For It is equal in power to the Father and the Logos. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἐπὶ τοῖς εἰρηκόσι μοι· Ὁδεύσωμεν εἰς τὰς αὐλὰς τοῦ Κυρίου· εὐφράνθη μου τὸ πνεῦμα, συγχαίρει ἡ καρδία.

Because they said to me, Let us journey to the courts of the Lord, my spirit has been cheered, and my heart rejoices also. [SD]

Ἐπὶ οἶκον Δαυΐδ, φόβος μέγας· ἐκεῖ γὰρ θρόνων ἐκτεθέντων, κριθήσονται, ἅπασαι αἱ φυλαὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ γλῶσσαι.

On the house of David there is great fear; for there, when thrones have been placed, all the tribes and tongues of the earth will be judged. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τιμὴν προσκύνησιν, δόξαν καὶ κράτος, ὡς Πατρί τε ἄξιον, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ δεῖ προσφέρειν· Μονὰς γάρ ἐστιν ἡ Τριὰς τῇ φύσει, ἀλλ' οὐ προσώποις.

To the Holy Spirit honor, worship, glory and dominion, as befit the Father and the Son, must also be offered. For the Trinity is a Monad, in nature but not in persons. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Νῦν ἀναστήσομαι, λέγει Κύριος· Θήσομαι ἐν σωτηρίῳ, παῤῥησιάσομαι ἐν αὐτῷ. (δίς)

"Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will establish them in salvation; I will declare it boldly." (2)

Στίχ. Τὰ λόγια Κυρίου λόγια ἁγνά, ἀργύριον πεπυρωμένον, δοκίμιον τῇ γῇ κεκαθαρισμένον ἑπταπλασίως.

Verse: The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver fired in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Νῦν ἀναστήσομαι, λέγει Κύριος· Θήσομαι ἐν σωτηρίῳ, παῤῥησιάσομαι ἐν αὐτῷ.

"Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will establish them in salvation; I will declare it boldly." [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, 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 holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Δʹ

Eothinon 4

Λουκᾶν ΚΔʹ 1-12

Luke. 24:1-12

Τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων, ὄρθρου βαθέος ἦλθον ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμα, φέρουσαι ἃ ἡτοίμασαν ἀρώματα, καί τινες σὺν αὐταῖς. Εὗρον δὲ τὸν λίθον ἀποκεκυλισμένον ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ εἰσελθοῦσαι οὐχ εὗρον τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Κυρίου Ἰησοῦ. Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ διαπορεῖσθαι αὐτὰς περὶ τούτου, καὶ Ἰδού, δύο ἄνδρες ἐπέστησαν αὐταῖς ἐν ἐσθήσεσιν ἀστραπτούσαις· ἐμφόβων δὲ γενομένων αὐτῶν καὶ κλινουσῶν τὰ πρόσωπον εἰς τὴν γῆν, εἶπον πρὸς αὐτάς· Τί ζητεῖτε τὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τῶν νεκρῶν; οὐκ ἔστιν ᾧδε, ἀλλ' ἠγέρθη. Μνήσθητε ὡς ἐλάλησεν ὑμῖν, ἔτι ὢν ἐν τῇ Γαλιλαίᾳ, λέγων, ὅτι δεῖ τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου παραδοθῆναι εἰς χεῖρας ἀνθρώπων ἁμαρτωλῶν, καὶ σταυρωθῆναι, καὶ τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ ἀναστῆναι. Καὶ ἐμνήσθησαν τῶν ῥημάτων αὐτοῦ, καὶ ὑποστρέψασαι ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου, ἀπήγγειλαν ταῦτα πάντα τοῖς ἕνδεκα καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς λοιποῖς. Ἦσαν δὲ ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ Μαρία καὶ Ἰωάννα καὶ Μαρία Ἰακώβου, καὶ αἱ λοιπαὶ σὺν αὐταῖς, αἳ ἔλεγον πρὸς τοὺς ἀποστόλους ταῦτα. Καὶ ἐφάνησαν ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν ὡσεὶ λῆρος τὰ ῥήματα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἠπίστουν αὐταῖς, ὁ δὲ Πέτρος ἀναστὰς ἔδραμεν ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ παρακύψας βλέπει τὰ ὀθόνια κείμενα μόνα, καὶ ἀπῆλθε, πρὸς ἑαυτόν θαυμάζων τὸ γεγονός.

On the first day of the week at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking spices, which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered His words and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the Apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

[Ἐλεήμων,] Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

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

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

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

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

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

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

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.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

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

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

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

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

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

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

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

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

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

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

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

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

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

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

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

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

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

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

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

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

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

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

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

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

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

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

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

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

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

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

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

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

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

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν Ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, 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 ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Μύρων τῆς Λυκίας, τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, our Father among the Saints Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, whose memory we celebrate; and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of your only-begotten Son, with whom you are blessed, together with your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ὁ Κανών

The Canon

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Σοῦ ἡ τροπαιοῦχος δεξιά, θεοπρεπῶς ἐν ἰσχύϊ δεδόξασται. Αὔτη γὰρ ἀθάνατε, ὡς πανσθενὴς ὑπεναντίους ἔθραυσε, τοῖς Ἰσραηλίταις, ὀδὸν βυθοῦ καινουργήσασα.

As befits Divinity, O Lord, * so Your victorious right hand was glorified. * For it shattered adversaries, as it is all-powerful, Immortal One, * opening a new way across the deep for the Israelites. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὁ χερσὶν ἀχράντοις ἐκ χοός, θεουργικῶς κατ' ἀρχὰς διαπλάσας με, χεῖρας διεπέτασας ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ, ἐκ γῆς ἀνακαλούμενος, τὸ φθαρέν μου σῶμα, ὃ ἐκ Παρθένου προσείληφας.

You, who with Your undefiled hands * in the beginning from dust of the earth as God * fashioned me, extended hands upon the Cross, thereby recalling from the earth * my corrupted body, which from the Virgin You had assumed. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Νέκρωσιν ὑπέστη δι' ἐμέ, καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν τῷ θανάτῳ προδίδωσιν, ὁ ἐμπνεύσει θείᾳ ψυχήν μοι ἐνθείς· καὶ λύσας αἰωνίων δεσμῶν, καὶ συναναστήσας, τῇ ἀφθαρσίᾳ ἐδόξασε.

He who set in me a living soul * through his divine insufflation, did for my sake * suffer being slain and gave over His soul to death. Loosing eternal bonds, * with himself He raised me; with incorruption He glorified me. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Χαῖρε ἡ τῆς χάριτος Πηγή· χαῖρε ἡ κλῖμαξ καὶ πύλη οὐράνιος· χαῖρε ἡ λυχνία καὶ στάμνος χρυσῆ, καὶ ὄρος ἀλατόμητον, ἡ τὸν Ζωοδότην, Χριστὸν τῷ κόσμῳ κυήσασα.

O rejoice, the fountainhead of grace. * Rejoice, O heavenly ladder and gate. Rejoice, * lamp-stand and the golden jar. Rejoice, O mountain that was quarried not. Rejoice, * you who have delivered Christ the life-giver into the world. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 1 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ἐν βυθῷ κατέστρωε.

Mode 2. N/M (In the deep.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Στεφηφόρος βήματι Χριστοῦ, πάνσοφε Νικόλαε, παρεστηκὼς σὺν Ἀγγέλων στρατεύμασι, φωτισμὸν μοι δώρησαι, καταυγάζοντα τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὴν ζόφωσιν, ὅπως εὐφημήσω χαίρων σου, παμμάκαρ τὴν Πανήγυριν.

Wearing your crown, all-wise Nicholas, ⁄ you stand with the angels before the throne of Christ! ⁄ Enlighten the darkness of my soul, ⁄ that I may rejoice, and praise your all-blessed memory. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Στεφηφόρος βήματι Χριστοῦ, πάνσοφε Νικόλαε, παρεστηκὼς σὺν Ἀγγέλων στρατεύμασι, φωτισμὸν μοι δώρησαι, καταυγάζοντα τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὴν ζόφωσιν, ὅπως εὐφημήσω χαίρων σου, παμμάκαρ τὴν Πανήγυριν.

Wearing your crown, all-wise Nicholas, ⁄ you stand with the angels before the throne of Christ! ⁄ Enlighten the darkness of my soul, ⁄ that I may rejoice, and praise your all-blessed memory. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὁ δοξάζων πάντας τοὺς αὐτόν, Κύριος δοξάζοντας, σὲ τοῖς πιστοῖς καταφύγιον δέδωκε, πειρασμῶν ῥυόμενον, τοὺς προστρέχοντας τῇ σῇ σκέπῃ Νικόλαε, καὶ προσκαλουμένους πίστει σε, καὶ πόθῳ παναοίδιμε.

The Lord, who glorifies all who glorify Him, ⁄ has given you as a refuge to the faithful, Nicholas. ⁄ You deliver from temptation those who run to your protection; ⁄ who call on you with faith and love. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἰσωθῆναι πόθον μοι ἐνθείς, ὄφις ὁ παμπόνηρος, τῷ Πλαστουργῷ, ὡς αἰχμάλωτον ἥρπασε· διὰ σοῦ δὲ Πάναγνε, ἀνακέκλημαι, θεωθεὶς ἀληθέστατα· σὺ γὰρ Θεομῆτορ, τὸν ἐμὲ θεώσαντα γεγέννηκας.

The wholly evil serpent stole me from the Creator, ⁄ taking me prisoner by giving me the desire to be equal to God. ⁄ I have been called back and truly made divine by you, pure One, ⁄ For you, Theotokos, gave birth to Him who has made me like God! [OCA]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Χριστὸς γεννᾶται.

Mode 1. N/M (Christ is born.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἀπόρῳ γλώττῃ καὶ χείλεσιν, ἐγκώμιον βραχὺ καὶ παράκλησιν, προσάξαι τῇ σῇ Νικόλαε, ἥκω θεομιμήτῳ ὑπεροχῇ, ἀλλ' ὡς πλουτοδότης, τὸν Σωτῆρα καὶ Θεὸν ἵλεων δίδου μοι.

I come before you, Nicholas, ⁄ for your greatness is divine. ⁄ My tongue and lips are not equal to offer you even a short hymn of praise. ⁄ But you are the giver of riches: ⁄⁄ Give me the Savior and God of mercies! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Βροτὸς ὑπάρχων οὐράνιος, ἰσάγγελος ἐν γῇ πεφανέρωσαι, χηρῶν ἀντιλήπτωρ μέγιστος, καὶ καταπονουμένων ἐκδικητής, πάντων θλιβομένων, ἐν κινδύνοις βοηθός, Πάτερ Νικόλαε.

You appeared on earth as the equal of the angels, ⁄ heavenly mortal, Father Nicholas. ⁄ You were a great protector of widows, ⁄ an avenger of the oppressed, ⁄⁄ and a help in danger for all the afflicted. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Τριάδα σέβω τὴν ἄκτιστον, Πατέρα καὶ Υἱὸν σὺν τῷ Πνεύματι, οὐσίαν ἁπλὴν Θεότητα, φύσιν μὴ τεμνομένην οὐσιωδῶς, τρεῖς τὰς ὑποστάσεις, διαιρῶν προσωπικῶς, καὶ καθ' ὑπόστασιν.

I venerate the uncreated Trinity, ⁄ Father, Son and Spirit, ⁄ simple essence and divinity, ⁄⁄ three Persons whose nature is not severed in substance. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἀσπόρως Λόγον συνείληφας, τὸν ἕνα τῆς Τριάδος Πανάχραντε, καὶ τοῦτον σαρκὶ γεγέννηκας, μείνασα μετὰ τόκον ὥσπερ τὸ πρίν, τοῦτον ὡς Υἱόν σου, καὶ Θεὸν ὑπέρ ἡμῶν ἀεὶ ἱκέτευε.

You conceived the Word, undefiled one, ⁄ and gave birth to Him in the flesh ⁄ while remaining after childbirth as you were before. ⁄ Since He is your son and God, ⁄⁄ ever pray to Him on our behalf. [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, δοξάσατε, Χριστὸς ἐξ οὐρανῶν, ἀπαντήσατε, Χριστὸς ἐπὶ γῆς, ὑψώθητε, ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ, ἀνυμνήσατε λαοί, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Christ is born; glorify Him! * Christ is come from heaven; go and meet Him. * Christ is on earth; arise to Him. * Sing to the Lord, all you who dwell on the earth; * and in merry spirits, O you peoples, praise His birth. * For He is glorified. [SD]

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Ὁ μόνος εἰδὼς τῆς τῶν βροτῶν, οὐσίας τὴν ἀσθένειαν, καὶ συμπαθῶς αὐτὴν μορφωσάμενος, περίζωσόν με ἐξ ὕψους δύναμιν, τοῦ βοᾷν σοι, Ἅγιος, ὁ ναὸς ὁ ἔμψυχος, τῆς ἀφράστου σου δόξης Φιλάνθρωπε.

As You are the only One who knows * our mortal nature's frailty * and with compassion took on the form thereof, * gird me about with the power from above, * to cry out that Holy is the animate temple of * Your immaculate glory, O Lover of man. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Θεός μου ὑπάρχων Ἀγαθέ, πεσόντα κατῳκτείρησας, καὶ καταβῆναι πρός με ηὐδόκησας, ἀνύψωσάς με διὰ σταυρώσεως, τοῦ βοᾶν σοι· Ἅγιος, ὁ τῆς δόξης Κύριος, ὁ ἀνείκαστος ἐν ἀγαθότητι.

O good One, in that You are my God, * You pitied me the fallen one, * and You were even pleased to come down to me. * Through crucifixion You have exalted me, * to cry out: Holy are You, only Lord of glory, * and incomparable in Your benevolence. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ζωὴ ἐνυπόστατος Χριστέ, ὑπάρχων καὶ φθαρέντα με, ὡς συμπαθὴς Θεὸς ἐνδυσάμενος, εἰς χοῦν θανάτου καταβὰς Δέσποτα, τὸ θνητὸν διέῤῥηξας, καὶ νεκροὺς τριήμερος, ἀναστὰς ἀφθαρσίαν ἠμφίεσας.

O Christ, being hypostatic life, * and as my sympathetic God * You clothed yourself with me the corrupted one. * O Lord, descending into the earth of death, * You destroyed mortality; and in three days rising up, * with incorruption You thereby clothed the dead. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Θεὸν συλλαβοῦσα ἐν γαστρί, Παρθένε διὰ Πνεύματος, τοῦ παναγίου ἔμεινας ἄφλεκτος· ἐπεί σε βάτος τῷ νομοθέτῃ Μωσῇ, φλεγομένη ἄκαυστα, σαφῶς προεμήνυσε, τὴν τὸ πῦρ δεξαμένην τὸ ἄστεκτον.

O Virgin, you remained unconsumed * conceiving God within your womb * by the all-holy Spirit’s overshadowing. * For unto Moses the giver of the Law * clearly the unscorchingly burning bush foreshadowed you * who received in yourself the unbearable fire. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 1 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ἐξήνθησεν ἡ ἔρημος.

Mode 2. N/M (The wilderness.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νικόλαε μακάριε, τοῦ Δεσπότου γνήσιος, σὺ μαθητὴς γενόμενος, διασῴζεις τοὺς σοὶ προστρέχοντας χαλεπῶν ἐκ κινδύνων, καὶ θανάτου πικροῦ.

As a true disciple of the Master, blessed Nicholas, ⁄ you preserve from great dangers and bitter death ⁄⁄ all those who run to you. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νικόλαε μακάριε, τοῦ Δεσπότου γνήσιος, σὺ μαθητὴς γενόμενος, διασῴζεις τοὺς σοὶ προστρέχοντας χαλεπῶν ἐκ κινδύνων, καὶ θανάτου πικροῦ.

As a true disciple of the Master, blessed Nicholas, ⁄ you preserve from great dangers and bitter death ⁄⁄ all those who run to you. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἱλάσθητι τοῖς δούλοις σου, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν, ὡς ἀγαθὸς δωρούμενος, Νικολάου τοῦ σοῦ θεράποντος, ταῖς πρὸς σὲ μεσιτείαις Πολυέλεε.

By the intercessions of Your servant Nicholas, ⁄ O God of many mercies, ⁄ grant Your servants remission of their sins, ⁄⁄ and cleanse them, O Good One. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Κατεύνασον τὸν τάραχον, τῶν παθῶν μου Δέσποινα καὶ τὴν ζωὴν κυβέρνησον, Παναγία Χριστὸν ἡ τέξασα, ἐν ᾧ ἐστερεώθῃ ἡ καρδία μου.

Calm the tumult of my passions, Queen, ⁄ and direct my life, ⁄⁄ for you bore Christ, in whom my heart is established! [OCA]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῷ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων.

Mode 1. N/M (To the Son, begotten.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Δέλτον ἐν καρδίᾳ, κεκτημένος θεόφρον πολλῶν ἀρετῶν, ἐγγεγραμμένην ἀθανάτῳ, καὶ ἀχράντῳ δακτύλῳ, Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ Νικόλαε, ὑπὲρ κηρίον καὶ μέλι γλυκύ, στάζεις ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου.

Divinely wise one, ⁄ you acquired a tablet in your heart ⁄ inscribed with many virtues ⁄ by the immortal and all-pure finger of Christ your God. ⁄ And from your words, ⁄⁄ You let fall a sweetness sweeter than honey and the honeycomb! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἔδειξεν ἡ χάρις, ἐπὶ σὲ παραδόξως τὰ θαύματα· ἡ φαιδρὰ γάρ σου πολιτεία, ὦ Νικόλαε ὄντως, χρυσοῦ παντὸς τηλαυγέστερον, ὑπεραστράπτει καὶ λάμπει ψυχαῖς, αἴγλῃ θείου Πνεύματος.

Grace has shown forth wonders in you! ⁄ for the radiance of your way of life, Nicholas, ⁄ is indeed brighter than any gold, ⁄⁄ and it enlightens souls with the radiance of the Spirit of God. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἵλεως γενοῦ μοι, Παναγία Τριὰς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, τῷ ἐν ἀμέτροις πλημμελείαις, ῥυπωθέντι τῷ βίῳ, Πατήρ, ὁ Υἱός, Πνεῦμα τὸ ζῶν, διατηροῦσά με πάντοθεν καὶ ἀεί, ἄτρωτον ἐκ θλίψεως.

My life has been polluted by immeasurable faults; ⁄ be merciful to me, our God, ⁄ all-holy Trinity, Father, Son and living Spirit. ⁄⁄ keep me ever safe from affliction. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νέμοις Θεοτόκε, σωτηρίας ἐλπίδα τοῖς δούλοις σου, καὶ ἐν ἀνάγκαις καὶ κινδύνοις, ταχυδρόμοις πρεσβείαις, φρουρεῖν, βοηθεῖν παράστηθι· σὺ γὰρ τὸ κλέος ἡμῶν τῶν πιστῶν, πέλεις θεονύμφευτε.

You give your servants hope of salvation Theotokos! ⁄ Be present with your speedy intercessions ⁄ to guard and keep us in necessities and dangers, ⁄⁄ for you, Bride of God, are the glory of the faithful! [OCA]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Τῷ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων, ἐκ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντι ἀῤῥεύστως Υἱῷ, καὶ ἐπ' ἐσχάτων ἐκ Παρθένου, σαρκωθέντι ἀσπόρως, Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ βοήσωμεν· Ὁ ἀνυψώσας τὸ κέρας ἡμῶν, Ἅγιος εἶ Κύριε.

To the Son, begotten * without flux, of the Father, before the ages, * and who was lately made incarnate * of the Virgin without seed; * to Christ God now let us cry aloud: * You have exalted the horn of our strength. Only You are holy, O Lord. [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.)

Secondary Kontakion

Secondary Kontakion

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξανέστης ὡς Θεός, ἐκ τοῦ τάφου ἐν δόξῃ, καὶ κόσμον συνανέστησας, καὶ ἡ φύσις τῶν βροτῶν ὡς Θεόν σε ἀνύμνησε, καὶ θάνατος ἠφάνισται, καὶ ὁ Ἀδὰμ χορεύει, Δέσποτα, καὶ ἡ Εὔα νῦν ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν λυτρουμένη, χαίρει κράζουσα· Σὺ εἶ ὁ πᾶσι παρέχων, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

You arose from the sepulcher in glory as God, and with yourself resurrected the world. And mortal nature extolled You as God, and death was obliterated, and Adam is dancing, O Master; and Eve, now redeemed from the bonds, rejoices crying out: O Christ, You are He who grants resurrection to all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα τριήμερον ἀνυμνήσωμεν, ὡς Θεὸν παντοδύναμον, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾅδου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τοὺς ἀπ' αἰῶνος ἐκ τάφου ἐγείραντα, Μυροφόροις ὀφθέντα καθὼς ηὐδόκησε, πρώταις ταύταις τό, Χαίρετε, φήσας· καὶ Ἀποστόλοις χαρὰν μηνύων, ὡς μόνος ζωοδότης. Ὅθεν πίστει αἱ γυναῖκες, Μαθηταῖς σύμβολα νίκης εὐαγγελίζονται, καὶ ᾅδης στενάζει, καὶ θάνατος ὀδύρεται, καὶ κόσμος ἀγάλλεται, καὶ πάντες συγχαίρουσι· Σὺ γὰρ παρέσχες πᾶσι, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

Let us extol, as omnipotent God, the One who rose on the third day, and who smashed the gates of Hades, and who raised from the tomb those who were there from all time, and who was seen by the myrrh-bearing women as He so willed, uttering to them first of all the greeting, Rejoice, and to the Apostles declaring the joy, as the only Giver of life. Therefore in faith the women announce to the Disciples the tokens of victory. And Hades groans, and Death laments, and the world exults and all people rejoice together. For You, O Christ, are He who grants resurrection to all. [GKD]

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

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

Ποταμὸν ἰαμάτων ὑπερχειλῆ, καὶ πηγήν σε θαυμάτων ἀνελλιπῆ, ἔδειξε Νικόλαε, τοῦ ἐλέους ἡ ἄβυσσος· οἱ γὰρ βαρείαις νόσοις, πικρῶς πιεζόμενοι, καὶ συμφοραῖς τοῦ βίου, δεινῶς ἐταζόμενοι, πάσης ἀθυμίας, ἀκεσώδυνον ὄντως, εὑρίσκουσι φάρμακον, τὴν θερμήν σου ἀντίληψιν· διὰ τοῦτο βοῶμέν σοι· Πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

The depth of mercy has revealed you, Nicholas, ⁄ as a river flowing over with healing and a fountain of unending wonders! ⁄ Those who are bitterly weighed down by disease and afflicted in life, ⁄ find indeed in your warm protection a cure for all faintheartedness! ⁄ Therefore we cry aloud to you: ⁄ Intercede with Christ our God for the remission of sins ⁄ of all those who keep with love the feast of your holy memory! [OCA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 4. Automelon.

Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον ἐν σῇ γαστρί, συλλαβοῦσα ἀφράστως Μήτηρ Θεοῦ, τῷ κόσμῳ ἐκύησας, τὸν τὸν κόσμον κατέχοντα, καὶ ἐν ἀγκάλαις ἔσχες, τὸν πάντα συνέχοντα, τὸν τροφοδότην πάντων, καὶ πλάστην καὶ Κύριον. Ὅθεν δυσωπῶ σε, Παναγία Παρθένε, ῥυσθῆναι πταισμάτων μου, ὅταν μέλλω παρίστασθαι, πρὸ προσώπου τοῦ Κτίστου μου. Δέσποινα Παρθένε ἁγνὴ τὴν σὴν βοήθειαν τότε μοι δώρησαι· καὶ γὰρ δύνασαι, ὅσα θέλεις πανύμνητε.

By conceiving the Wisdom and Word of God * in your womb inexplicably, Mother of God, * for the world's sake you carried Him who has the whole world in His hand, * and in your arms you held Him who holds together the universe, * which He provides with food, as its Creator and Lord. * Therefore, O all-holy Virgin Mary, I pray you, * that I be forgiven of my offences when I shall stand before Him who created me. * O all-lauded Lady most pure, I implore you to assist me in that hour. * I am sure you can accomplish whatever you wish. [SD]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Ὄρος σε τῇ χάριτι, τῇ θείᾳ κατάσκιον, προβλεπτικοῖς ὁ Ἀββακούμ, κατανοήσας ὀφθαλμοῖς, ἐκ σοῦ ἐξελεύσεσθαι, τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ προανεφώνει τὸν Ἅγιον, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

Avvakoum with foreseeing eyes perceived you as a mountain overshadowed by the grace of God, from which, he foretold, the Holy One of Israel would come, for our salvation and refashioning. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τίς οὗτος, Σωτήρ, ὁ ἐξ Ἐδὼμ ἀφικόμενος, στεφηφορῶν ἐξ ἀκανθῶν, πεφοινιγμένος τὴν στολήν, ἐν ξύλῳ κρεμάμενος; Τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ ὑπάρχει οὗτος ὁ Ἅγιος, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

Who is this Saviour who comes from Edom, crowned with thorns, his garments reddened, hanging on a tree? This is the Holy one of Israel, for our salvation and refashioning. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἴδετε λαὸς τῶν ἀπειθῶν, καὶ αἰσχύνθητε· ὃν ὡς κακοῦργον γὰρ ὑμεῖς, ἀναρτηθῆναι ἐν Σταυρῷ, Πιλάτῳ ᾐτήσασθε φρενοβλαβῶς, θανάτου λύσας τὴν δύναμιν, θεοπρεπῶς ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

See, disobedient people, and be ashamed! The One whom you insanely begged Pilate to hang upon a cross as a malefactor has abolished the power of death, and in a manner fitting God has risen from the tomb. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ξύλον σε Παρθένε τῆς ζωῆς ἐπιστάμεθα· οὐ γὰρ τῆς βρώσεως καρπός, θανατηφόρος τοῖς βροτοῖς, ἐκ σοῦ ἀνεβλάστησεν, ἀλλὰ ζωῆς τῆς ἀϊδίου ἀπόλαυσις, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν τῶν ὑμνούντων σε.

We know you to be the tree of life, O Virgin; for from you there did not bud the fruit which bore death when eaten, but the enjoyment of eternal life for the salvation of us who sing your praise. [EL]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 1 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ἐλήλυθας ἐκ Παρθένου.

Mode 2. N/M (You came from a Virgin.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὁμιλήσας, καθαρῶς ταῖς ἀκτῖσι τοῦ Πνεύματος, φωτοφόρος γέγονας, κόσμου φωτίζων τὰ πέρατα, πᾶσι παριστάμενος, καὶ πάντας σῴζων, τοὺς πίστει σοι προστρέχοντας.

Living purely near the rays of the Spirit, ⁄ you are a lamp enlightening the universe, ⁄ defending and saving all who run to you with faith. ⁄ As you appeared to deliver the young men from death, Saint, ⁄⁄ now preserve me likewise from all calamity, temptation and danger. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Λυτρούμενος, ἐκ θανάτου ὡς ὤφθης τὸ πρότερον, νεανίας Ὅσιε, οὕτω καὶ νῦν με διάσωσον, πάσης περιστάσεως, καὶ πειρασμῶν καὶ κινδύνων παμμακάριστε.

As you appeared and rescued from death those young men of old, O devout and all-blessed Saint, so now, save me from all adverse circumstances, temptations, and perils. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἀπήστραψας, ἀρετῶν λαμπηδόνας Πανόλβιε, μιμητὴς πανάριστος τοῦ σοῦ Δεσπότου γενόμενος· σῴζεις δὲ καλούμενος, τοὺς εὐλαβείᾳ καὶ πόθῳ σε δοξάζοντας.

You shone forth with lightning flashes of virtue, all-blessed One, ⁄ and were a noble imitator of your Master. ⁄ You save those who call on you, ⁄⁄ glorifying you with reverence and love. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἐλήλυθεν, ἐπὶ σοὶ ὁ Δεσπότης καὶ Κύριος, σωματωθησόμενος, καὶ διασώσων ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος, ὅλον με τὸν ἄνθρωπον· διὸ κραυγάζω σοι· Χαῖρε Θεοτόκε Πανάμωμε.

The Incarnate King and Lord came down on you, ⁄ and saved my whole self in His compassion. ⁄ Therefore I cry out to you: ⁄⁄ Rejoice, all-pure Theotokos! [OCA]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ῥάβδος ἐκ τῆς ῥίζης.

Mode 1. N/M (Jesse's root .)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἡ κλῆσίς μου μόνη ἀληθῶς, ἐν πάσαις τῶν ἐχθρῶν βουλαῖς, προσκαλουμένη θᾶττον ῥύεται, τοὺς κράζοντάς σοι θερμῶς, Ἱερὲ Νικόλαε. Ὡς πρὶν στρατηλάτας ἐλυτρώσω, διάσωσον καὶ ἡμᾶς, πάσης ἐκ δεινῆς περιστάσεως.

Just calling on your name, holy Nicholas, ⁄ delivers swiftly from all the purposes of the enemy, ⁄ those why cry to you with fervor. ⁄ As you delivered the soldiers, ⁄⁄ so now preserve us from every calamity. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Θρόνῳ παριστάμενος Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύειν ἐκτενῶς σοφέ, μὴ διαλίπῃς ὑπὲρ πάντων ὑμῶν, τῶν σῶν πιστῶν οἰκετῶν, θαυμαστὲ Νικόλαε, ἵνα τοῦ πυρὸς τοῦ αἰωνίου, ῥυσθῶμεν καὶ ἐξ ἐχθρῶν, γνώμης πονηρὰς καὶ κακώσεως.

As you stand before the throne of God, ⁄ wise wonder-worker, Nicholas, ⁄ do not cease to intercede for us, your faithful servants, ⁄ that we may be delivered from eternal fire and the enemy, ⁄⁄ from the counsels of evil and wickedness. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἀνάρχου θεότητος ἀρχήν, Πατέρα καὶ Υἱὸν τιμῶ, καὶ Πνεῦμα σέβω τὸ πανάγιον, τὴν πάντων παντουργικήν, ἑνιαίαν ἄτμητον, τρισὶ χαρακτῆρσι καὶ προσώποις, διῃρημένην ἀεί, μίαν Βασιλείαν ἀμέριστον.

I honor the might of the unoriginate Divinity, ⁄ and I venerate the Father, Son and all-holy Spirit, ⁄ the Creator of all who is truly One, ⁄⁄ undivided, yet ever three Persons! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὺ ὄντως ἐπέκεινα βροτῶν, Ἀγγέλων τε ὑπέρτιμος, θεογεννῆτορ Κόρη πέφηνας· τὸν πάντων γὰρ Ποιητήν, ἐν γαστρὶ συνείληφας, σάρκα ὑλικὴν ἠμφιεσμένον, τεκοῦσα δίχα σπορᾶς. Ὢ καινοπρεποῦς θεωρήματος!

You, Maiden and Theotokos, ⁄ were alone more honorable than mortal men and angels. ⁄ For you conceived the Creator in your womb, incarnate, ⁄⁄ and gave birth to Him wondrously without seed. [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Ῥάβδος ἐκ τῆς ῥίζης Ἰεσσαί, καὶ ἄνθος ἐξ αὐτῇς Χριστέ, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου ἀνεβλάστησας, ἐξ ὄρους ὁ αἰνετός, κατασκίου δασέος, ἦλθες σαρκωθεὶς ἐξ ἀπειράνδρου, ὁ ἄϋλος καὶ Θεός, Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου, Κύριε.

Jesse's root produced a branch, O Christ, * and You its flower blossomed forth, * from the Virgin who by Habakkuk prophetically once was called * overshadowed, dense mountain. * From her who knew not man You came incarnate, * the immaterial God. * Glory to Your power, O Lord. [SD]

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Ὁ φωτίσας τῇ ἐλλάμψει, τῆς σῆς παρουσίας Χριστέ, καὶ φαιδρύνας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου, τοῦ κόσμου τὰ πέρατα, τὰς καρδίας φώτισον, φωτὶ τῆς σῆς θεογνωσίας, τῶν ὀρθοδόξως ὑμνούντων σε.

O Christ, who enlightened the ends of the world by the brightness of your coming, and made them radiant by your Cross, enlighten with the light of your divine knowledge the hearts of those who hymn you with right belief. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τὸν ποιμένα τῶν προβάτων, τὸν μέγαν καὶ Κύριον, Ἰουδαῖοι διὰ ξύλου σταυροῦ ἐθανάτωσαν· ἀλλ' αὐτὸς ὡς πρόβατα νεκρούς, ἐν ᾅδῃ τεθαμμένους, κράτους θανάτου ἐῤῥύσατο.

The Jews put to death through the wood of the cross the great shepherd and Lord; but from death's might he rescued like sheep the dead buried in Hell. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὴν εἰρήνην, εὐαγγελισάμενος, καὶ κηρύξας αἰχμαλώτοις Σωτήρ μου τὴν ἄφεσιν, τὸν κρατοῦντα ᾔσχυνας, Χριστέ, γυμνὸν ἠπορημένον, δείξας τῇ θείᾳ ἐγέρσει σου.

When you announced the glad tidings of peace by your cross and proclaimed deliverance for captives, my Saviour, then, O Christ, you put to shame him who held them in thrall and showed him naked and destitute by your Divine Rising. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τὰς αἰτήσεις τῶν πιστῶς αἰτουμένων, Πανύμνητε, μὴ παρίδῃς, ἀλλὰ δέχου, καὶ ταύτας προσάγαγε, τῷ Υἱῷ σου Ἄχραντε Θεῷ, τῷ μόνῳ εὐεργέτῃ· σὲ γὰρ προστάτιν κεκτήμεθα.

All-praised, do not despise the prayers of those who faithfully entreat you, but receive and present them. O Pure one, to your Son, our God and only benefactor; for in you we have gained a protector. [EL]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 1 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ὁ φωτισμός.

Mode 2. (N/M)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Θεοπρεπεῖ, πολιτείᾳ Τρισμάκαρ λελαμπρυσμένος, τοὺς κατακριθέντας ἀδίκῳ ψήφῳ θανατωθῆναι, παραστὰς ἐλυτρώσω, τῷ Δεσπότῃ Χριστῷ κραυγάζοντας· Ἕτερον ἐκτός σου, Θεὸν οὐ γινώσκομεν.

Thrice-blessed Saint, shining with a divine way of life, ⁄ your presence delivered the unjustly condemned from death by the sword, ⁄ and they cried out to the Master Christ: ⁄⁄ We know no other God than You! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Θεοπρεπεῖ, πολιτείᾳ Τρισμάκαρ λελαμπρυσμένος, τοὺς κατακριθέντας ἀδίκῳ ψήφῳ θανατωθῆναι, παραστὰς ἐλυτρώσω, τῷ Δεσπότῃ Χριστῷ κραυγάζοντας· Ἕτερον ἐκτός σου, Θεὸν οὐ γινώσκομεν.

Thrice-blessed Saint, shining with a divine way of life, ⁄ your presence delivered the unjustly condemned from death by the sword, ⁄ and they cried out to the Master Christ: ⁄⁄ We know no other God than You! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἐν οὐρανοῖς, τὴν ἀΐδιον δόξαν νῦν ἐποπτεύων, καὶ τῆς ἀποῤῥήτου καὶ θείας αἴγλης, ταῖς φανοτάταις ἐντρυφῶν λαμπηδόσι, σκέπασόν με τῇ προστασίᾳ σου, Ὅσιε θεράπον, Χριστοῦ πανσεβάσμιε.

Holy and all honored servant of Christ, ⁄ who now behold the everlasting glory ⁄ of the ineffable and divine light, ⁄ delighting in the greatest brilliance; ⁄⁄ protect me by your intercession! [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἵνα τὴν σήν, ἐκζητήσῃς εἰκόνα συγκεχωσμένην, τοῖς πάθεσι Σῶτερ τὰς οὐρανίους, λαθὼν δυνάμεις, σαρκωθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, ἐπεφάνης τοῖς σοὶ κραυγάζουσιν· Ἕτερον ἐκτός σου, Θεὸν οὐ γινώσκομεν.

You have been made flesh of the Virgin ⁄ to seek out Your own image, hidden through passion. ⁄ You hid this mystery from the angelic hosts, ⁄ yet appear to those who cry to You: ⁄⁄ We know no other God than You! [OCA]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Θεὸς ὢν εἰρήνης.

Mode 1. N/M (God of peace.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Κηρύττει σου Πάτερ, τὰ θαύματα νῦν, ἡ Μυρέων μεγίστη μητρόπολις, Λυκίων ἐπαρχία τε, καὶ πᾶσαι πατριαί, τὰς σὰς τερατουργίας, δι' ὧν πάντας ἐκ πόνων, θλιβερῶν ἐλυτρώσω, ἀξιοθαύμαστε Νικόλαε.

Father, the great city of Myra now proclaims your miracles; ⁄ the diocese of Lysia and all the world ⁄ tell of the wonders you worked. ⁄ Through them, honorable Nicholas, ⁄⁄ you delivered all mankind from distress and affliction. [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Λιμὴν τῶν χηρῶν, καὶ Πατὴρ τῶν ὀρφανῶν, βοηθὸς τῶν ἐν θλίψει πανάριστος, πενθούντων παραμύθιον, ποιμὴν καὶ ὁδηγός, πάντων τῶν πλανωμένων, Νικόλαε ὑπάρχων, καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐκ κινδύνων, ταῖς σαῖς πρεσβείαις ἀπολύτρωσαι.

You are a haven for widows and father of orphans, Nicholas, ⁄ the best help in affliction, ⁄ a comfort for those who mourn, ⁄ a shepherd and guide for those who have gone astray. ⁄ Therefore, by your intercessions, ⁄⁄ deliver us also from danger! [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Συνάναρχα τρία, ὁμόθρονα μέν, ἀμερίστου μιᾶς δὲ Θεότητος, δοξάζω αὐτεξούσια, τὰ πρόσωπα σαφῶς, δι' ἧς ἐκ τοῦ μὴ ὄντος, παρήχθην εἰς τὸ εἶναι, σὺν Ἀγγέλοις κραυγάζων, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ Κύριε.

I glorify the Three without beginning, ⁄ sovereign Persons on one throne of the undivided Godhead. ⁄ Through Him, that which was not has come to be, ⁄ and I cry with the angels: ⁄⁄ Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Βροτῶν σωτηρία, καὶ πάντων ἐλπίς, ἡ προφθάνουσα τάχος καὶ σῴζουσα, οἰκτείρησον καὶ νῦν ἡμᾶς, βοῶμέν σοι Ἁγνή, τοὺς σὲ προσκαλουμένους, ἀεὶ ἐν περιστάσει· προστασίαν γὰρ ἡμεῖς, μετὰ Θεὸν ἄλλην οὐκ ἔχομεν.

You are the salvation of mortal men and the hope of all, ⁄ you are swift to be present and to save. ⁄ Take pity now on those who cry aloud to you, pure one, ⁄ for we call on you in our distress: ⁄⁄ After God, we have no other advocate but you! [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Θεὸς ὢν εἰρήνης, Πατὴρ οἰκτιρμῶν, τῆς μεγάλης Βουλῆς σου τὸν Ἄγγελον, εἰρήνην παρεχόμενον, ἀπέστειλας ἡμῖν· ὅθεν θεογνωσίας, πρὸς φῶς ὁδηγηθέντες, ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζοντες, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, Φιλάνθρωπε.

God of peace and Father of mercies, Your Son * You have sent unto us as Your messenger, * the Angel of great counsel who is granting peace. * Therefore having been guided to the light of godly knowledge, * waking from the night to dawn, we sing Your glory, O Lover of man. [SD]

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Ἐκύκλωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐσχάτη ἄβυσσος, οὔκ ἐστιν ὁ ῥυόμενος, ἐλογίσθημεν ὡς πρόβατα σφαγῆς, σῶσον τὸν λαόν σου ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν· σὺ γὰρ ἰσχύς, τῶν ἀσθενούντων καὶ ἐπανόρθωσις.

The deepest abyss has surrounded us, there is none to deliver. We have been counted as sheep for the slaughter. Save your people, O God, for you are the strength and restoration of the weak. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῷ πταίσματι τοῦ πρωτοπλάστου Κύριε, δεινῶς ἐτραυματίσθημεν· τῷ δὲ μώλωπι ἰάθημεν τῷ σῷ, ᾧ ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἐτραυματίσθης Χριστέ· σὺ γὰρ ἰσχὺς τῶν ἀσθενούντων, καὶ ἐπανόρθωσις.

By the fault of the first-formed man, O Lord, we were grievously wounded; but by your stripes, by which you were wounded for our sakes, O Christ, we have been healed; for you are the strength and restoration of the weak. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνήγαγες ἡμᾶς ἐξ ᾅδου Κύριε, τὸ κῆτος χειρωσάμενος, τὸ παμφάγον Παντοδύναμε, τῷ σῷ κράτει καθελὼν αὐτοῦ τὴν δύναμιν· σὺ γὰρ ζωὴ καὶ φῶς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ ἡ ἀνάστασις.

You have brought us up from Hell, Lord, by worsting the all-devouring monster of the deep, O All-powerful, and destroying his power by your might; for you are life and light and resurrection. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Εὐφραίνονται ἐν σοί, Παρθένε ἄχραντε, τοῦ γένους οἱ προπάτορες, τὴν Ἐδὲμ ἀπολαβόντες διὰ σοῦ, ἣν ἐκ παραβάσεως ἀπώλεσαν· σὺ γὰρ ἁγνή, καὶ πρὸ τοῦ τόκου, καὶ μετὰ γέννησιν.

The Forefathers of the race rejoice in you, immaculate Virgin, for through you they regain Eden, which they lost through transgression; for you are pure both before child-bearing and after giving birth. [EL]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 1 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ἐν ἀβύσσῳ πταισμάτων.

Mode 2. N/M (In the sea now.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὁ τῆς νίκης Νικόλαε στέφανος, σοῦ τῇ κορυφῇ ἀξίως ἐπιτέθειται, ὡς νικητὴς οὖν ἄριστος, τοὺς σὲ προσκαλουμένους διάσωσον.

The crown of victory, Nicholas, ⁄ is worthily placed upon your head! ⁄ As a most noble conqueror, ⁄⁄ preserve those who call out to you! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὁ τῆς νίκης Νικόλαε στέφανος, σοῦ τῇ κορυφῇ ἀξίως ἐπιτέθειται, ὡς νικητὴς οὖν ἄριστος, τοὺς σὲ προσκαλουμένους διάσωσον.

The crown of victory, Nicholas, ⁄ is worthily placed upon your head! ⁄ As a most noble conqueror, ⁄⁄ preserve those who call out to you! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νεκρωθέντα με Μάκαρ τοῖς πταίσμασι, καὶ ταῖς τῶν παθῶν τρικυμίαις ποντούμενον, ἐπιφανεὶς διάσωσον, πρὸς λιμένα τοῦ θείου θελήματος.

Manifest yourself, blessed Saint, and save me, ⁄ for I am put to death by sin, ⁄ and sunk by a mighty wave of passion. ⁄⁄ Lead me to the haven of the will of God! [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἐπὶ σοὶ τὰς ἐλπίδας ἀνέθηκα, Μῆτερ ἀειπάρθενε τῆς σωτηρίας μου, καὶ σὲ προστάτιν τίθημι, τῆς ζωῆς ἀσφαλῆ τε καὶ ἄσειστον.

I have set my hope of salvation on you, ever-Virgin Mother. I have established you as the steadfast and unshaken advocate of life. [OCA]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Σπλάγχνων Ἰωνᾶν.

Mode 1. N/M (Such as it received.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νέος Ἀβραάμ, ἐδείχθης Νικόλαε, ὡς μονογενῆ υἱὸν προσάξας τὸν νοῦν, τῷ Δεσπότῃ σου, ἀναιμάκτους θυσίας προσφέρων ἀεί, κἀντεῦθεν εὐλογήθης ὡς φιλόξενος, Πάτερ, καὶ Τριάδος γέγονας, οἰκητήριον θεῖον καὶ ἄμωμον.

Holy Nicholas, you are revealed as a new Abraham, ⁄ for you brought your mind to your Master ⁄ as an only-begotten son for sacrifice, ⁄ continually offering a bloodless holocaust. ⁄ And as Abraham, you were blessed for your hospitality, ⁄ becoming the divine dwelling of the Holy Trinity, ⁄⁄ all-immaculate Father! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ξένα καὶ φρικτά, ἐργάζῃ τεράστια, ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ, καὶ ἐν θαλάσσῃ μακράν, κινδυνεύουσι, ταχυδρόμοις λιταῖς ἐφιστάμενος, ἀσθενούντων ἰατρός, καὶ πτωχευόντων τροφεύς, νίκης τε λαοῦ φερώνυμος, τοῦ πιστοῦ κατ' ἐχθρῶν ἀναδέδειξαι.

Nicholas, you have wrought strange and fearful wonders ⁄ throughout the world and far off upon the sea, ⁄ protecting those in danger with your swift prayers, ⁄ healing the sick and feeding the poor! ⁄ You were a worthy bearer of your name, ⁄⁄ showing the holy people to be victorious against their enemies! [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Σέβω καὶ τιμῶ, Τριάδα ἀμέριστον, προσώποις τρισὶ διαιρουμένην ἀεί, ἑνουμένην δέ, τῇ οὐσίᾳ καὶ φύσει ὡς μίαν ἀρχήν, τὸν Πατέρα καὶ Υἱὸν καὶ Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον, πάντων κραταιῶς δεσπόζουσαν, καὶ τὸ πᾶν συντηροῦσαν ὡς βούλεται.

I venerate and honor the undivided Trinity ⁄ ever divided in three Persons, ⁄ yet one in essence and in nature; ⁄ one single sovereignty: Father Son and Holy Spirit, ⁄ ruling with power over all things, ⁄⁄ and preserving all creation as He desires. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Κλίνας οὐρανούς, ἐν μήτρᾳ σου Πάναγνε, Χριστὸς βουληθείς, ὅλος ἐσκήνωσεν· οὐ γὰρ ἔφερε, τῶν ἰδίων χειρῶν τὸ πλαστούργημα, καθορᾶν ὑπὸ τοῦ πλάνου τυραννούμενον, ἦλθε δὲ ἐν δούλου σχήματι, τὸ ἀνθρώπινον γένος λυτρώσασθαι.

Christ bowed the heavens by His Own will, ⁄ and came to dwell entirely in your womb, all-holy Virgin! ⁄ For He could not bear to look upon the work of His Own hands ⁄ held under the rule of the deceiver. ⁄⁄ Therefore He came in the form of a Servant to save mankind. [OCA]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Σπλάγχνων Ἰωνᾶν, ἔμβρυον ἀπήμεσεν, ἐνάλιος θήρ, οἷον ἐδέξατο, τῇ Παρθένῳ δέ, ἐνοικήσας ὁ Λόγος καὶ σάρκα λαβών, διελήλυθε φυλάξας ἀδιάφθορον· ἧς γάρ, οὐχ ὑπέστη ῥεύσεως, τὴν τεκοῦσαν, κατέσχεν ἀπήμαντον.

Such as it received * Jonah as an embryo, the sea beast disgorged him from its bowels intact. * With the Virgin, though, when the Logos had dwelt in her taking on flesh, * He came forth from her preserving her yet incorrupt. * For from her no fluxion suffered He, * and He kept her unaltered in childbirth. [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

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Ἐν τοῖς Μύροις Ἅγιε, ἱερουργὸς ἀνεδείχθης· τοῦ Χριστοῦ γὰρ Ὅσιε, τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον πληρώσας, ἔθηκας τὴν ψυχήν σου ὑπὲρ λαοῦ σου, ἔσωσας τοὺς ἀθώους ἐκ τοῦ θανάτου· διὰ τοῦτο ἡγιάσθης, ὡς μέγας μύστης Θεοῦ τῆς χάριτος.

You became the minister of sacred mysteries in Myra, * holy father Nicholas. Fulfilling Christ's holy Gospel, * you laid down your very soul for your people, * and you saved those who were innocent from dying. * For this reason you were hallowed as a great mystic * of the divine grace of God. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἀνυμνήσωμεν νῦν τὸν Ἱεράρχην ᾄσμασι, τὸν ἐν Μύροις λαοὶ ποιμένα καὶ διδάσκαλον, ἵνα ταῖς πρεσβείαις αὐτοῦ ἐλλαμφθῶμεν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὤφθη ὅλος καθάρσιος, ἀκήρατος πνεύματι, Χριστῷ προσάγων θυσίαν ἄμωμον, τὴν εἰλικρινῆ καὶ Θεῷ εὐπρόσδεκτον, ὡς ἱερεὺς κεκαθαρμένος τῇ ψυχῇ καὶ τῇ σαρκί· ὅθεν ὑπάρχει ἀληθῶς, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας προστάτης, καὶ ὑπέρμαχος ταύτης, ὡς μέγας μύστης Θεοῦ τῆς χάριτος.

Let us now with songs extol the Hierarch, O people, that shepherd and teacher in Myra, so that by his intercession we may be illumined. Behold, he appeared completely pure, incorrupt in spirit, offering to Christ a blameless sacrifice, sincere, acceptable to God, as a priest purified in soul and body. Therefore he is truly the Church's protector and her champion, as a great mystic of the divine grace of God. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Ϛʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Μύρων τῆς Λυκίας, τοῦ Θαυματουργοῦ.

On December 6, we commemorate our Father among the saints Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia.

Μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Νεομάρτυρος Νικολάου, τοῦ Καραμάνου, τοῦ ἐν Σμύρνῃ μαρτυρήσαντος ἐν ἔτει ͵αχνζʹ (1657).

On this day we also commemorate the holy Neo-martyr Nicholas of Caramania, who witnessed in Smyrna in the year 1657.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

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

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Σὲ νοητήν, Θεοτόκε κάμινον, κατανοοῦμεν οἱ πιστοὶ ὡς γὰρ Παῖδας ἔσωσε τρεῖς, ὁ ὑπερυψούμενος, ὅλον με τὸν ἄνθρωπον, ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου ἀνέπλασεν, ὁ αἰνετὸς τῶν Πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

We the faithful recognise you, O Mother of God, as a spiritual furnace; for as he, the highly exalted, saved the three Children, so he wholly refashioned me, humanity, in your womb, the God of our fathers. praised and glorified above all. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἔφριξε γῆ, ἀπεστράφη ἥλιος, καὶ συνεσκότασε τὸ φῶς, διεῤῥάγη τὸ τοῦ Ναοῦ θεῖον καταπέτασμα, πέτραι δὲ ἐσχίσθησαν· διὰ Σταυροῦ γὰρ ᾖρται ὁ δίκαιος, ὁ αἰνετός τῶν πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

The earth shuddered, the sun was turned back and with it the light was darkened, the sacred veil of the Temple was rent in two and the rocks were split; for the Just One had been made away with through a cross; the God of our Fathers. praised and glorified above all. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ γεγονώς, ὡσεὶ ἀβοήθητος, καὶ τραυματίας ἐν νεκροῖς, ἑκουσίως τὸ καθ' ἡμᾶς, ὁ ὑπερυψούμενος, πάντας ἠλευθέρωσας, καὶ κραταιᾷ χειρὶ συνανέστησας, ὁ αἰνετός τῶν πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

When you, the highly exalted, had willingly for ours sakes become as one with no help and a slain corpse among the dead, you freed us all and raised us up with you with a mighty hand, the God of our fathers. praised and glorified above all. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Χαῖρε πηγή, ἀειζώου νάματος· Χαῖρε Παράδεισε τρυφῆς· Χαῖρε τεῖχος τὸ τῶν πιστῶν· Χαῖρε Ἀπειρόγαμε· Χαῖρε ἡ παγκόσμιος χαρά, δι' ἧς ἡμῖν ἐξανέτειλεν, ὁ αἰνετός τῶν πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

Hail, spring of ever-living water! Hail, Paradise of pleasure! Hail, wall for the faithful! Hail, Bride without bridegroom! Hail, joy of all the world! through whom there has dawned for us: the God of our fathers. praised and glorified above all. [EL]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 1 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Εἰκόνος χρυσῆς.

Mode 2. N/M (The image of gold.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ξυρῷ πειρασμῶν, περιπέπτωκα δεινῶς κατακεντούμενος, καὶ πύλαις ᾅδου προσεπέλασα, ταῖς ἀθυμίαις βαλλόμενος· σῶσόν με πρεσβείαις σου Μάκαρ, καὶ ἀνάστησον ψάλλοντα· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

I have fallen upon the razor edge of temptation ⁄ and have been grievously wounded. ⁄ I approach the gates of hell and am thrown into despair. ⁄ By your intercessions, blessed Saint, ⁄ save me, and raise me to sing: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ξυρῷ πειρασμῶν, περιπέπτωκα δεινῶς κατακεντούμενος, καὶ πύλαις ᾅδου προσεπέλασα, ταῖς ἀθυμίαις βαλλόμενος· σῶσόν με πρεσβείαις σου Μάκαρ, καὶ ἀνάστησον ψάλλοντα· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

I have fallen upon the razor edge of temptation ⁄ and have been grievously wounded. ⁄ I approach the gates of hell and am thrown into despair. ⁄ By your intercessions, blessed Saint, ⁄ save me, and raise me to sing: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἀδύτου φωτὸς ταῖς ἀΰλοις ἀστραπαῖς περιλαμπόμενος, τοὺς ἐν τῷ σκότει τῶν θλίψεων, κεκακωμένους ἐξάρπασον, καὶ πρὸς φωτισμὸν εὐφροσύνης, καθοδήγησον ψάλλοντας· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

You are surrounded by light from the spiritual lightning, ⁄ flashing forth from the unapproachable Light: ⁄ Raise up those afflicted in distress and darkness ⁄ and guide them towards the enlightenment of joy singing: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Δυσώπει Χριστόν, τὸν Υἱόν σου καὶ Θεὸν Θεογεννήτρια, τοὺς πεπραμένους δεινοῖς πταίσμασι, καὶ ταῖς ἀπάταις τοῦ ὄφεως, αἵματι αὐτοῦ τῷ τιμίῳ, ἀναῤῥύσασθαι ψάλλοντας· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Pray to Christ your Son and God, Theotokos, ⁄ for those bound by grievous sins and the snares of the serpent, ⁄ that they may be torn from them by His precious blood to sing: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Οἱ Παῖδες εὐσεβείᾳ.

Mode 1. N/M (The Servants nurtured.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Παντοίων χαλεπῶν τε νοσημάτων, ἰατρὸς πανάριστος Πάτερ Νικόλαε, φανείς, τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὴν ἀσθένειαν, ἰασάμενος παράσχου εὐρωστίαν βοᾶν· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων, Θεός εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

You revealed yourself, Father Nicholas ⁄ as a noble physician of a multitude of destroying sickness: ⁄ Heal the infirmity of my soul and grant me health to cry: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, the God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ῥυσάμενος τοὺς πάλαι στρατηλάτας, ἐκ θανάτου Ἅγιε τούτους διήγειρας, ὑμνεῖν, καὶ δοξάζειν τὸν Σωτῆρα Χριστόν, μετὰ πίστεως θερμῆς καὶ ἀνακράζειν σοι· Σὲ ἀνευφημοῦμεν, σοφὲ ὡς εὐεργέτην.

In days of old, you delivered the soldiers from death, ⁄ and raised them to praise and glorify the Savior Christ! ⁄ With warm faith they also cry to you: ⁄⁄ we praise you, Father Nicholas, as our wise benefactor! [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Τριὰς σὲ ἀνυμνοῦμεν τρισαγία, καὶ Μονὰς τριλαμπεστάτη ὁμοούσιε, Πατὴρ ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον· ἐν οἷς πάντες βαπτισθέντες ἀναμέλπομεν· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων, Θεός εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

I sing Your praises, all-holy Trinity: ⁄ One, single essence shining in three Persons: ⁄ Father, Son and Holy Spirit, ⁄ in Whom all we who are baptized sing: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, the God of our fathers! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐκ πάντων δεχομένη τὰς δεήσεις, Θεοτόκε πρέσβευε, τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, λυτρωθῆναι τῆς κολάσεως, τοὺς τιμῶντάς σε κυρίως καὶ κραυγάζοντας· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων, Θεός εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

As you accept the prayers of all, Theotokos, ⁄ intercede with your Son and God for those who truly honor you, ⁄ and who cry for their salvation: ⁄⁄ Blessed are You, the God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Οἱ Παῖδες εὐσεβείᾳ συντραφέντες, δυσσεβοῦς προστάγματος καταφρονήσαντες, πυρὸς ἀπειλὴν οὐκ ἐπτοήθησαν, ἀλλ' ἐν μέσῳ τῆς φλογὸς ἑστῶτες ἔψαλλον, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The Servants nurtured piously together, * with contempt regarding the impious king's decree, * intrepidly faced the threat of holocaust, * and while standing in the midst of flames they chanted thus, * saying: O God of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Ἐν καμίνῳ Παῖδες Ἰσραήλ, ὡς ἐν χωνευτηρίῳ, τῷ κάλλει τῆς εὐσεβείας, καθαρώτερον χρυσοῦ, ἀπέστιλβον λέγοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε πάντα τὰ ἔργα, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

In the furnace, as in a smelter, the Israelite Youths shone with the beauty of godliness brighter than gold as they said: All you his works bless the Lord, praise and highly exalt him to all the ages. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὁ βουλήσει ἅπαντα ποιῶν, ὁ καὶ μετασκευάζων, ἐκτρέπων σκιὰν θανάτου, εἰς αἰώνιον ζωήν, τῷ πάθει σου Λόγε Θεοῦ, σὲ ἀπαύστως πάντα τὰ ἔργα, ὡς Κύριον ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O Word of God, maker and transformer of all things by your will, changing the shadow of death into everlasting life by your Passion, unceasingly we, all your works, praise you as Lord, and highly exalt you throughout all the ages. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ καθεῖλες σύντριμμα Χριστέ, καὶ τὴν ταλαιπωρίαν, ἐν πύλαις καὶ ὀχυρώμασι τοῦ ᾅδου, ἀναστὰς ἐκ τάφου τριήμερος. Σὲ ἀπαύστως πάντα τὰ ἔργα, ὡς Κύριον ὑμνοῦσι, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦσιν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

By rising on the third day, O Christ, you destroyed the misery and wretchedness within the gates and strongholds of Hell. Unceasingly all your works praise you as Lord, and highly exalt you throughout all the ages. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τὴν ἀσπόρως καὶ ὑπερφυῶς, ἐξ ἀστραπῆς τῆς θείας, τεκοῦσαν τὸν μαργαρίτην, τὸν πολύτιμον Χριστόν, ὑμνήσωμεν λέγοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε πάντα τὰ ἔργα, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Let us praise her who without seed and beyond nature brought forth Christ the precious pearl from the divine lightning as we say: All you his works bless the Lord, praise and highly exalt him throughout all the ages. [EL]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 1 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τὸν ἐν καμίνῳ τοῦ πυρός.

Mode 2. N/M (When God went down.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς εὐμενὴς καὶ συμπαθής, τοὺς ἐν βάθει πειρασμῶν περισχεθέντας, ἐλευθέρωσον μάκαρ, τῶν κατεχόντων δεινῶν, τὴν λύσιν βραβεύων πρεσβείαις σου, ταῖς πρὸς τὸν Σωτῆρα, Χριστὸν Ἱερομύστα.

Blessed Saint, as you are gracious and compassionate, ⁄ set free those held fast in the depth of trials. ⁄ By your intercessions to the Savior ⁄ bestow on them deliverance from the heavy ills possessing them, ⁄⁄ priest, initiate of the holy mysteries! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς εὐμενὴς καὶ συμπαθής, τοὺς ἐν βάθει πειρασμῶν περισχεθέντας, ἐλευθέρωσον μάκαρ, τῶν κατεχόντων δεινῶν, τὴν λύσιν βραβεύων πρεσβείαις σου, ταῖς πρὸς τὸν Σωτῆρα, Χριστὸν Ἱερομύστα.

Blessed Saint, as you are gracious and compassionate, ⁄ set free those held fast in the depth of trials. ⁄ By your intercessions to the Savior ⁄ bestow on them deliverance from the heavy ills possessing them, ⁄⁄ priest, initiate of the holy mysteries! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Μυσταγωγὸς τῶν ὑπὲρ νοῦν, τῶν Ἁγίων λειτουργὸς καὶ οὐρανίων, χρηματίζων θεόφρον ἀρχιερεύς τε πιστός, πταισμάτων τὴν ἄφεσιν αἴτησαι, παρὰ τοῦ Σωτῆρος, ἡμῶν Ἱεροφάντα.

Faithful Archbishop, wise in God, ⁄ Initiate of the unfathomable mysteries ⁄ and celebrant of holy and heavenly things: ⁄ as you are a teacher of the rank of priest, ⁄⁄ beseech the Savior for remission of our sins. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἐξασθενεῖ μου νῦν ὁ νοῦς, εἰς τὰ βάθη ἐμπεσὼν τῆς ἀτιμίας, ὡς ἐντεῦθεν ποικίλοις, περιπαρῆναι κακοῖς· ἀλλὰ σὺ Παρθένε θεράπευσον, τῷ τῆς ἀπαθείας, φωτὶ περιβαλοῦσα.

My mind has fallen into the depths of disgrace, ⁄ and is weak, surrounded by many evils; ⁄⁄ but heal it, Virgin, encompassing it with the light of impassibility. [OCA]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Θαύματος ὑπερφυοῦς.

Mode 1. N/M (Babylon's bedewing furnace.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τάγματα Πατριαρχῶν καὶ Ἀποστόλων, Ἱερέων τε Μαρτύρων δῆμοι, Προφητῶν ὁ σύλλογος, ἅπας δῆμος τῶν Ἀσκητῶν, μακαρίζουσι τὴν θείαν πολιτείαν σου· μεθ' ὧν καὶ ἡμεῖς παρακαλοῦμέν σε· Μὴ ἐλλίπῃς δυσωπῶν ἀεὶ τὸν Κύριον, διαφυλαχθῆναι, ἡμᾶς ἐκ πάσης βλάβης.

The companies of patriarchs and apostles, ⁄ the assembly of martyrs and gathering of prophets, ⁄ the whole army of ascetics unite ⁄ and call your divine way of life blessed! ⁄ We join them to call out to you: ⁄ Never cease to pray to the Lord for us ⁄⁄ that we may be delivered from all harm! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὕψιστε Παμβασιλεῦ μεγαλοκράτορ, ταῖς εὐχαῖς τοῦ Ὁσίου ποιμένος, τὴν ζωὴν εἰρήνευσον, πάντων Λόγε Χριστιανῶν, χορηγῶν κατὰ βαρβάρων εὐσεβεῖ βασιλεῖ, τὴν νίκην καὶ τὴν ἰσχὺν δεόμεθα, ἵνα πάντες ἀεὶ ὑμνῶμεν τὸ κράτος σου, καὶ ὑπερυψῶμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Most high and almighty King of all, ⁄ grant peace to the lives of all Christians ⁄ through the prayers of Your holy shepherd. ⁄ Lead them, we pray, Word, against their enemies, ⁄ give them victory and strength ⁄⁄ that we may praise Your power and exalt it above all forever! [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ζωὴν καὶ ζωὰς καὶ ἓν καὶ τρία φῶτα, τὴν Τριάδα πιστῶς ἀνυμνοῦμεν, πατρικαῖς ἑπόμενοι θείαις ὄντως ταῖς διδαχαῖς, τὸν Πατέρα καὶ Υἱὸν καὶ Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον, μεθ' ὧν εὐσεβοῦντες ἀναμέλψωμεν· Εὐλογείτω ἡ κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

We praise the Trinity in faith: ⁄ the Life and lives, One in three Lights: ⁄ Father Son and Holy Spirit ⁄ as we follow the divine teaching of the Fathers. ⁄ Together with them we sing in reverence: ⁄⁄ Let the creation bless the Lord and exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Πράγματος ξενοπρεποῦς ἡ Βάτος τύπον, προεικόνισεν ἄχραντε Κόρη, καιομένη ἄφλεκτος, πάλαι ὄρει ἐν τῷ Σινᾷ, τὸ Μυστήριον τοῦ τόκου σου προγράφουσα· τὸ πῦρ γάρ ἐν σοὶ τὸ τῆς Θεότητος, ἐνοικῆσαν, ἀλώβητόν σε τετήρηκε· διὸ σε ὑμνοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

In ancient times, the bush that strangely burned but was not consumed ⁄ prefigured the mystery of your child-bearing, undefiled Maiden: ⁄ For in you the fire of divinity came to dwell ⁄ while keeping you unharmed. ⁄⁄ Therefore we praise you forever! [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Θαύματος ὑπερφυοῦς ἡ δροσοβόλος, ἐξεικόνισε κάμινος τύπον· οὐ γὰρ οὓς ἐδέξατο φλέγει Νέους, ὡς οὐδὲ πῦρ τῆς Θεότητος, Παρθένου ἢν ὑπέδυ νηδύν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες ἀναμέλψωμεν· Εὐλογείτω ἡ Κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Babylon's bedewing furnace bore the image * of an extraordinary wonder. * For it did not burn the youths it accepted, * nor did the fire of Divinity consume the Virgin's womb wherein it went. * So let us melodiously chant in praise: * Let all creation bless and extol the Lord, * and let it exalt Him supremely to the ages. [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξανέστης ὡς Θεός, ἐκ τοῦ τάφου ἐν δόξῃ, καὶ κόσμον συνανέστησας, καὶ ἡ φύσις τῶν βροτῶν ὡς Θεόν σε ἀνύμνησε, καὶ θάνατος ἠφάνισται, καὶ ὁ Ἀδὰμ χορεύει, Δέσποτα, καὶ ἡ Εὔα νῦν ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν λυτρουμένη, χαίρει κράζουσα· Σὺ εἶ ὁ πᾶσι παρέχων, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

You arose from the sepulcher in glory as God, and with yourself resurrected the world. And mortal nature extolled You as God, and death was obliterated, and Adam is dancing, O Master; and Eve, now redeemed from the bonds, rejoices crying out: O Christ, You are He who grants resurrection to all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα τριήμερον ἀνυμνήσωμεν, ὡς Θεὸν παντοδύναμον, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾅδου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τοὺς ἀπ' αἰῶνος ἐκ τάφου ἐγείραντα, Μυροφόροις ὀφθέντα καθὼς ηὐδόκησε, πρώταις ταύταις τό, Χαίρετε, φήσας· καὶ Ἀποστόλοις χαρὰν μηνύων, ὡς μόνος ζωοδότης. Ὅθεν πίστει αἱ γυναῖκες, Μαθηταῖς σύμβολα νίκης εὐαγγελίζονται, καὶ ᾅδης στενάζει, καὶ θάνατος ὀδύρεται, καὶ κόσμος ἀγάλλεται, καὶ πάντες συγχαίρουσι· Σὺ γὰρ παρέσχες πᾶσι, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

Let us extol, as omnipotent God, the One who rose on the third day, and who smashed the gates of Hades, and who raised from the tomb those who were there from all time, and who was seen by the myrrh-bearing women as He so willed, uttering to them first of all the greeting, Rejoice, and to the Apostles declaring the joy, as the only Giver of life. Therefore in faith the women announce to the Disciples the tokens of victory. And Hades groans, and Death laments, and the world exults and all people rejoice together. For You, O Christ, are He who grants resurrection to all. [GKD]

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Ἐν τοῖς Μύροις Ἅγιε, ἱερουργὸς ἀνεδείχθης· τοῦ Χριστοῦ γὰρ Ὅσιε, τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον πληρώσας, ἔθηκας τὴν ψυχήν σου ὑπὲρ λαοῦ σου, ἔσωσας τοὺς ἀθώους ἐκ τοῦ θανάτου· διὰ τοῦτο ἡγιάσθης, ὡς μέγας μύστης Θεοῦ τῆς χάριτος.

You became the minister of sacred mysteries in Myra, * holy father Nicholas. Fulfilling Christ's holy Gospel, * you laid down your very soul for your people, * and you saved those who were innocent from dying. * For this reason you were hallowed as a great mystic * of the divine grace of God. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἀνυμνήσωμεν νῦν τὸν Ἱεράρχην ᾄσμασι, τὸν ἐν Μύροις λαοὶ ποιμένα καὶ διδάσκαλον, ἵνα ταῖς πρεσβείαις αὐτοῦ ἐλλαμφθῶμεν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὤφθη ὅλος καθάρσιος, ἀκήρατος πνεύματι, Χριστῷ προσάγων θυσίαν ἄμωμον, τὴν εἰλικρινῆ καὶ Θεῷ εὐπρόσδεκτον, ὡς ἱερεὺς κεκαθαρμένος τῇ ψυχῇ καὶ τῇ σαρκί· ὅθεν ὑπάρχει ἀληθῶς, τῆς Ἐκκλησίας προστάτης, καὶ ὑπέρμαχος ταύτης, ὡς μέγας μύστης Θεοῦ τῆς χάριτος.

Let us now with songs extol the Hierarch, O people, that shepherd and teacher in Myra, so that by his intercession we may be illumined. Behold, he appeared completely pure, incorrupt in spirit, offering to Christ a blameless sacrifice, sincere, acceptable to God, as a priest purified in soul and body. Therefore he is truly the Church's protector and her champion, as a great mystic of the divine grace of God. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Ϛʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Μύρων τῆς Λυκίας, τοῦ Θαυματουργοῦ.

On December 6, we commemorate our Father among the saints Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia.

Μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Νεομάρτυρος Νικολάου, τοῦ Καραμάνου, τοῦ ἐν Σμύρνῃ μαρτυρήσαντος ἐν ἔτει ͵αχνζʹ (1657).

On this day we also commemorate the holy Neo-martyr Nicholas of Caramania, who witnessed in Smyrna in the year 1657.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

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

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Χριστοῦ Γεννήσεως Αʹ

Katavasias of Christmas I

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Mode 1.

Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, δοξάσατε, Χριστὸς ἐξ οὐρανῶν, ἀπαντήσατε, Χριστὸς ἐπὶ γῆς, ὑψώθητε, ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ, ἀνυμνήσατε λαοί, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Christ is born; glorify Him! * Christ is come from heaven; go and meet Him. * Christ is on earth; arise to Him. * Sing to the Lord, all you who dwell on the earth; * and in merry spirits, O you peoples, praise His birth. * For He is glorified. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Τῷ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων, ἐκ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντι ἀῤῥεύστως Υἱῷ, καὶ ἐπ' ἐσχάτων ἐκ Παρθένου, σαρκωθέντι ἀσπόρως, Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ βοήσωμεν· Ὁ ἀνυψώσας τὸ κέρας ἡμῶν, Ἅγιος εἶ Κύριε.

To the Son, begotten * without flux, of the Father, before the ages, * and who was lately made incarnate * of the Virgin without seed; * to Christ God now let us cry aloud: * You have exalted the horn of our strength. Only You are holy, O Lord. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ῥάβδος ἐκ τῆς ῥίζης Ἰεσσαί, καὶ ἄνθος ἐξ αὐτῇς Χριστέ, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου ἀνεβλάστησας, ἐξ ὄρους ὁ αἰνετός, κατασκίου δασέος, ἦλθες σαρκωθεὶς ἐξ ἀπειράνδρου, ὁ ἄϋλος καὶ Θεός, Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου, Κύριε.

Jesse's root produced a branch, O Christ, * and You its flower blossomed forth, * from the Virgin who by Habakkuk prophetically once was called * overshadowed, dense mountain. * From her who knew not man You came incarnate, * the immaterial God. * Glory to Your power, O Lord. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Θεὸς ὢν εἰρήνης, Πατὴρ οἰκτιρμῶν, τῆς μεγάλης Βουλῆς σου τὸν Ἄγγελον, εἰρήνην παρεχόμενον, ἀπέστειλας ἡμῖν· ὅθεν θεογνωσίας, πρὸς φῶς ὁδηγηθέντες, ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζοντες, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, Φιλάνθρωπε.

God of peace and Father of mercies, Your Son * You have sent unto us as Your messenger, * the Angel of great counsel who is granting peace. * Therefore having been guided to the light of godly knowledge, * waking from the night to dawn, we sing Your glory, O Lover of man. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Σπλάγχνων Ἰωνᾶν, ἔμβρυον ἀπήμεσεν, ἐνάλιος θήρ, οἷον ἐδέξατο, τῇ Παρθένῳ δέ, ἐνοικήσας ὁ Λόγος καὶ σάρκα λαβών, διελήλυθε φυλάξας ἀδιάφθορον· ἧς γάρ, οὐχ ὑπέστη ῥεύσεως, τὴν τεκοῦσαν, κατέσχεν ἀπήμαντον.

Such as it received * Jonah as an embryo, the sea beast disgorged him from its bowels intact. * With the Virgin, though, when the Logos had dwelt in her taking on flesh, * He came forth from her preserving her yet incorrupt. * For from her no fluxion suffered He, * and He kept her unaltered in childbirth. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Οἱ Παῖδες εὐσεβείᾳ συντραφέντες, δυσσεβοῦς προστάγματος καταφρονήσαντες, πυρὸς ἀπειλὴν οὐκ ἐπτοήθησαν, ἀλλ' ἐν μέσῳ τῆς φλογὸς ἑστῶτες ἔψαλλον, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The Servants nurtured piously together, * with contempt regarding the impious king's decree, * intrepidly faced the threat of holocaust, * and while standing in the midst of flames they chanted thus, * saying: O God of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Θαύματος ὑπερφυοῦς ἡ δροσοβόλος, ἐξεικόνισε κάμινος τύπον· οὐ γὰρ οὓς ἐδέξατο φλέγει Νέους, ὡς οὐδὲ πῦρ τῆς Θεότητος, Παρθένου ἢν ὑπέδυ νηδύν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες ἀναμέλψωμεν· Εὐλογείτω ἡ Κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Babylon's bedewing furnace bore the image * of an extraordinary wonder. * For it did not burn the youths it accepted, * nor did the fire of Divinity consume the Virgin's womb wherein it went. * So let us melodiously chant in praise: * Let all creation bless and extol the Lord, * and let it exalt Him supremely to the ages. [SD]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, 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 holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Δʹ

Eothinon 4

Λουκᾶν ΚΔʹ 1-12

Luke. 24:1-12

Τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων, ὄρθρου βαθέος ἦλθον ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμα, φέρουσαι ἃ ἡτοίμασαν ἀρώματα, καί τινες σὺν αὐταῖς. Εὗρον δὲ τὸν λίθον ἀποκεκυλισμένον ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ εἰσελθοῦσαι οὐχ εὗρον τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Κυρίου Ἰησοῦ. Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ διαπορεῖσθαι αὐτὰς περὶ τούτου, καὶ Ἰδού, δύο ἄνδρες ἐπέστησαν αὐταῖς ἐν ἐσθήσεσιν ἀστραπτούσαις· ἐμφόβων δὲ γενομένων αὐτῶν καὶ κλινουσῶν τὰ πρόσωπον εἰς τὴν γῆν, εἶπον πρὸς αὐτάς· Τί ζητεῖτε τὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τῶν νεκρῶν; οὐκ ἔστιν ᾧδε, ἀλλ' ἠγέρθη. Μνήσθητε ὡς ἐλάλησεν ὑμῖν, ἔτι ὢν ἐν τῇ Γαλιλαίᾳ, λέγων, ὅτι δεῖ τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου παραδοθῆναι εἰς χεῖρας ἀνθρώπων ἁμαρτωλῶν, καὶ σταυρωθῆναι, καὶ τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ ἀναστῆναι. Καὶ ἐμνήσθησαν τῶν ῥημάτων αὐτοῦ, καὶ ὑποστρέψασαι ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου, ἀπήγγειλαν ταῦτα πάντα τοῖς ἕνδεκα καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς λοιποῖς. Ἦσαν δὲ ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ Μαρία καὶ Ἰωάννα καὶ Μαρία Ἰακώβου, καὶ αἱ λοιπαὶ σὺν αὐταῖς, αἳ ἔλεγον πρὸς τοὺς ἀποστόλους ταῦτα. Καὶ ἐφάνησαν ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν ὡσεὶ λῆρος τὰ ῥήματα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἠπίστουν αὐταῖς, ὁ δὲ Πέτρος ἀναστὰς ἔδραμεν ἐπὶ τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ παρακύψας βλέπει τὰ ὀθόνια κείμενα μόνα, καὶ ἀπῆλθε, πρὸς ἑαυτόν θαυμάζων τὸ γεγονός.

On the first day of the week at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking spices, which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered His words and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the Apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

[Ἐλεήμων,] Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

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

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

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

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

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

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

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.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

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

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

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

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

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

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

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

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

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

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

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

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

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

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

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

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

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

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

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

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

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

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

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

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

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

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

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

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

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

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

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

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

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

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν Ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, 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 ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Μύρων τῆς Λυκίας, τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, our Father among the Saints Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, whose memory we celebrate; and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of your only-begotten Son, with whom you are blessed, together with your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος αʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 1.

Στίχ. Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου.

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ· ἰδού γάρ, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί.

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγαλεῖα ὁ Δυνατός, καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καί το ἔλεος αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεάν, καὶ γενεὰν τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν.

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐποίησε Κράτος ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν.

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Καθεῖλε δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων, καὶ ὕψωσε ταπεινούς, πεινῶντας ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν, καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλε κενούς.

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ, μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, καθὼς ἐλάλησε πρὸς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν, τῷ Ἀβραάμ, καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Τύπον τῆς ἁγνῆς λοχείας σου, πυρπολουμένη βάτος ἔδειξεν ἄφλεκτος, καὶ νῦν καθ' ἡμῶν, τῶν πειρασμῶν ἀγριαίνουσαν, κατασβέσαι αἰτοῦμεν τὴν κάμινον, ἵνα σε Θεοτόκε, ἀκαταπαύστως μεγαλύνωμεν.

Burning, yet remaining unconsumed, * the bush disclosed a type of your virgin childbirth. * And now we entreat that you extinguish the furnace of * fierce temptations, for it is besetting us; * that we, O Theotokos, * may praise you ceaselessly and magnify. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὢ πῶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ ἄνομος, ὁ ἀπειθὴς καὶ πονηρὰ βουλευσάμενος, τὸν ἀλάστορα καὶ ἀσεβῆ ἐδικαίωσε, τὸν δὲ δίκαιον ξύλῳ κατέκρινε, τὸν Κύριον τῆς δόξης! Ὃν ἐπαξίως μεγαλύνομεν.

Oh, how could that disobedient * and lawless people, who had deliberated vice, * justify a man who was an impious criminal, * while to the tree condemning the Righteous One * who is the Lord of glory * and whom befittingly we magnify. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σῶτερ, ὁ ἀμνὸς ὁ ἄμωμος, ὁ τὴν τοῦ κόσμου ἁμαρτίαν ἀράμενος, σὲ δοξάζομεν τὸν ἀναστάντα τριήμερον, σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ θείῳ σου Πνεύματι, καὶ Κύριον τῆς δόξης, θεολογοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

Savior, as the blameless Lamb of God * who has taken away all the sins of all the world, * we glorify You who resurrected on the third day, * and Your Father and all-holy Spirit too. * And thus theologizing, * the Lord of glory do we magnify. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σῶσον τὸν λαόν σου Κύριε, ὅν περ ἐκτήσω τῷ τιμίῳ σου αἵματι, κατ' ἐχθρῶν ἰσχὺν τῷ βασιλεῖ χαριζόμενος, καὶ ταῖς σαῖς Ἐκκλησίαις Φιλάνθρωπε, βραβεύων τὴν εἰρήνην, τῆς Θεοτόκου ταῖς ἐντεύξεσιν.

Save, O Lord, Your people that You love * and that You purchased dearly with Your most precious blood, * granting might against our every foe to the Emperor * and on all of Your churches bestowing peace, * in Your great love for mankind, * at the entreaties of the Mother of God. [SD]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 1 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Ἀνάρχου Γεννήτορος.

Mode 2. N/M (To us has appeared.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Λαμπάσι τῆς χάριτος, θεόφρον φωτιζόμενος, καὶ φωστὴρ εὐσεβείας, σαφῶς γενόμενος, τοὺς ἐν πειρασμοῖς διασῴζεις, τοὺς ἐν βυθῷ θαλάσσης λυτροῦσαι, καὶ τρέφεις λιμώττοντας, παραδόξως Παμμακάριστε.

Divinely wise and all-blessed Saint, ⁄ you were a lamp burning with the light of godliness, ⁄ wonderfully preserving those severely tried. ⁄ Deliver those drowning in the depths of the sea ⁄⁄ and feed all the hungry! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Λαμπάσι τῆς χάριτος, θεόφρον φωτιζόμενος, καὶ φωστὴρ εὐσεβείας, σαφῶς γενόμενος, τοὺς ἐν πειρασμοῖς διασῴζεις, τοὺς ἐν βυθῷ θαλάσσης λυτροῦσαι, καὶ τρέφεις λιμώττοντας, παραδόξως Παμμακάριστε.

Divinely wise and all-blessed Saint, ⁄ you were a lamp burning with the light of godliness, ⁄ wonderfully preserving those severely tried. ⁄ Deliver those drowning in the depths of the sea ⁄⁄ and feed all the hungry! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὁ ἐν Παραδείσῳ, τῆς τρυφῆς νῦν αὐλιζόμενος, καὶ τὴν ἄφραστον δόξαν τρανῶς θεώμενος, ἐκ τῶν οὐρανίων ἁψίδων, τοὺς ὑμνητὰς τοὺς σοὺς ἐποπτεύοις, παθῶν ἐκλυτρούμενος, θεοφόρε παμμακάριστε.

All-blessed and God-bearing Father, ⁄ now you dwell in the delights of Paradise ⁄ and gaze clearly upon the ineffable Glory: ⁄ Behold from the heights of heaven those who praise you, ⁄⁄ and deliver them from passion. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σοφίαν καὶ δύναμιν, καὶ Λόγον ἐνυπόστατον, τοῦ Πατρὸς Θεομῆτορ, Ἁγνὴ γεγέννηκας, ἐκ τῶν σῶν ἀχράντων αἱμάτων, τὸν ἑαυτῆς ναὸν προσλαβοῦσαν, καὶ τούτῳ καθ' ἕνωσιν, ἑνωθεῖσαν ἀδιάῤῥηκτον.

Pure-Theotokos, you gave birth from your own undefiled blood ⁄ to the Wisdom, Power and Word of the Father! ⁄ You received Him into your own temple, ⁄⁄ and united yourself to Him forever without division. [OCA]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Ἁγίου.

Canon 2 for the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Μυστήριον ξένον.

Mode 1. N/M (I see here a strange.)

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Χορεύσατε πνεύματι, πάντες φιλέορτοι, οὐρανοὶ εὐφραίνεσθε, Ὄρη τε καὶ Βουνοί, Ἐκκλησίαι, καὶ Παρθένων, Ἀσκητῶν τε χοροί, φαιδρῶς ἐν τῇ μνήμῃ τοῦ Παμμάκαρος, ἐν ᾗ συνελθόντες, τὸν Σωτῆρα μεγαλύνωμεν.

All lovers of the feasts, rejoice in spirit, ⁄ mountains and valleys, Churches and choirs of ascetics, ⁄ celebrate the memorial of the all-blessed saint: ⁄ As we come together with joy today ⁄⁄ let us magnify the Savior! [OCA]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ψαλάτωσαν ὕμνοις, τὰ πέρατα ἅπαντα, ἐγκωμίων στέμμασι, πάντες τὴν κορυφὴν Νικολάου, τοῦ θείου κοσμοῦντες σαφῶς, τοῦ θεράποντος Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, δι' οὗ ἐκ παθῶν τε καὶ κινδύνων λυτρωθείημεν.

All the ends of the earth, sing unending hymns ⁄ and adorn the head of Nicholas with wreaths of praise! ⁄ He is the well-pleasing servant of Christ our God, ⁄⁄ through whom we are delivered from passion and anger. [OCA]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἑνίζεται ὁμοουσίῳ θελήματι, ἡ Τριὰς μερίζεται, πάλιν προσωπικῶς ἀμερίστως, συντηροῦσα τὸ κράτος ἀεί, ὁ Πατήρ, ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ Πνεῦμα τὸ ζῶν, ὁ εἷς τρισυπόστατος Θεός, ὃν μεγαλύνομεν.

The Trinity is united by one consubstantial will ⁄ while divided in Persons. ⁄ Yet again, it is undivided ⁄ while preserving the Father, Son and Living Spirit: ⁄ One Sovereignty and One God, ⁄⁄ the Three Persons Whom we magnify! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Διέσωσται πᾶσα, ἡ κτίσις τῷ τόκῳ σου, καὶ ἀφεῖλε Κύριος, θρῆνον καὶ ὀδυρμόν, καὶ πᾶν δάκρυον, ἐκ παντὸς προσώπου Ἁγνή, Θεοτόκε παναμώμητε ἐν σοί, καὶ ἡμεῖς τὰς ὀφειλὰς ἀποδιδόαμεν.

All of creation is saved by your childbearing! ⁄ Through it, the Lord has removed weeping, sorrow and tears from all faces. ⁄⁄ Spotless Theotokos, we rightly praise you! [OCA]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος αʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 1.

Στίχ. Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου.

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ· ἰδού γάρ, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί.

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγαλεῖα ὁ Δυνατός, καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καί το ἔλεος αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεάν, καὶ γενεὰν τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν.

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐποίησε Κράτος ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν.

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Καθεῖλε δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων, καὶ ὕψωσε ταπεινούς, πεινῶντας ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν, καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλε κενούς.

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ, μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, καθὼς ἐλάλησε πρὸς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν, τῷ Ἀβραάμ, καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Μεγάλυνον ψυχή μου, τὴν τιμιωτέραν καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, τῶν ἄνω στρατευμάτων.

O my soul, magnify her who is greater in honor and in glory than the armies of heaven.

Μυστήριον ξένον, ὀρῶ καὶ παράδοξον! οὐρανὸν τὸ Σπήλαιον, θρόνον Χερουβικόν, τὴν Παρθένον, τὴν φάτνην χωρίον, ἐν ᾧ ἀνεκλήθη ὁ ἀχώρητος, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὂν ἀνυμνοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

I see here a strange and paradoxical mystery. * For, behold, the grotto is heaven; * cherubic throne is the Virgin; * the manger a grand space * in which Christ our God the uncontainable reclined as a babe; * Whom in extolling do we magnify. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

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

Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ.

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

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Δʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Fourth Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ταῖς ἀρεταῖς ἀστράψαντες, ἴδωμεν ἐπιστάντες, ἐν ζωηφόρῳ μνήματι, ἄνδρας ἐν ἀστραπτούσαις, ἐσθήσεσι Μυροφόροις, κλινούσαις εἰς γῆν ὄψιν, τοῦ οὐρανοῦ δεσπόζοντος, ἔγερσιν διδαχθῶμεν, καὶ πρὸς ζωήν, ἐν μνημείῳ δράμωμεν σὺν τῷ Πέτρῳ, καὶ τὸ πραχθὲν θαυμάσαντες, μείνωμεν Χριστὸν βλέψαι.

Let us with virtues dazzling bright * envision two men standing * in the life-bearing sepulcher * wearing dazzling apparel * beside the myrrh-bearing women * who bow their faces to the earth. * Let us be taught the rising of * Him who rules over heaven. And let us run * unto life within the tomb, joining Peter. * Marveling at what has occurred, * let us abide to see Christ. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Τὸν μέγαν ἀρχιποίμενα, καὶ Ἱεράρχην ἅπαντες, τὸν πρόεδρον τῶν Μυρέων, Νικόλαον εὐφημοῦμεν· πολλοὺς γὰρ ἄνδρας ἔσωσεν, ἀδίκως θνῄσκειν μέλλοντας, καὶ Βασιλεῖ ὀπτάνεται, σὺν Ἀβλαβίῳ κατ' ὄναρ, λύων τὴν ἄδικον ψῆφον.

Come all believers, let us praise * the great archpastor, hierarch, * and prelate of those in Myra, * Saint Nicholas, and extol him; for he delivered many men * from wrongful death, appearing in * a dream unto the Emperor * and to Avlávios, thereby * rescinding the unjust sentence. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Μεγάλως σε ἐδόξασεν, ἐν θαύμασιν ὁ Κύριος, καὶ ζῶντα καὶ μετὰ τέλος, Νικόλαε Ἱεράρχα· τὶς γὰρ ἐξ ὅλης πίστεως, μόνον ἐπεκαλέσατο, τὸ ἅγιόν σου ὄνομα, καὶ οὐκ εὐθὺς εἰσηκούσθη, θερμὸν προστάτην εὑρών σε;

O Nicholas the Hierarch, * both in your life and after death, * the Lord greatly glorified you * with miracles, holy father. * For who has ever simply prayed, * invoking your all-holy name * with all his faith and not been heard * immediately or found you * to be his ardent protector? [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Σοφίαν ἐνυπόστατον, καὶ Λόγον ὑπερούσιον, καὶ ἰατρὸν τῶν ἁπάντων, Χριστὸν τεκοῦσα Παρθένε, τὰ ἕλκη καὶ τὰ τραύματα, τῆς ψυχῆς μου θεράπευσον, τὰ χαλεπὰ καὶ χρόνια, καὶ τῆς καρδίας μου παῦσον, τὰς ἀπρεπεῖς ἐνθυμήσεις.

O Virgin who gave birth to Christ, * the great Physician of one and all, * who is hypostatic Wisdom * and super-essential Logos, * I supplicate you fervently * to heal my soul's distressing sores * and its long-standing maladies, * and stop my heart's meditation * on unseemly recollections. [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.

   

   

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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. [SAAS]

Ὑμνοῦμέν σου Χριστέ, τὸ σωτήριον πάθος, καὶ δοξάζομέν σου τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

O Christ, we praise in song Your saving Passion, and Your resurrection do we glorify. [SD]

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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. [SAAS]

Ὁ Σταυρὸν ὑπομείνας, καὶ τὸν θάνατον καταργήσας, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, εἰρήνευσον ἡμῶν τὴν ζωὴν Κύριε, ὡς μόνος παντοδύναμος.

You endured crucifixion and abolished death and resurrected from the dead. Do therefore now bring peace into our life, O Lord, as the only Almighty One. [SD]

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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]

Ὁ τὸν ᾅδην σκυλεύσας, καὶ τὸν ἄνθρωπον ἀναστήσας, τῇ ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, ἀξίωσον ἡμᾶς ἐν καθαρᾷ καρδίᾳ, ὑμνεῖν καὶ δοξάζειν σε.

You stripped Hades of plunder, and humanity You resurrected by Your resurrection, O Christ. Do therefore now account us worthy with a pure heart to praise You and glorify. [SD]

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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]

Τὴν θεοπρεπῆ σου συγκατάβασιν δοξάζοντες, ὑμνοῦμέν σε Χριστέ· ἐτέχθης ἐκ Παρθένου, καὶ ἀχώριστος ὑπῆρχες τῷ Πατρί· ἔπαθες ὡς ἄνθρωπος, καὶ ἑκουσίως ὑπέμεινας Σταυρόν· ἀνέστης ἐκ τοῦ τάφου, ὡς ἐκ παστάδος προελθών, ἵνα σώσῃς τὸν κόσμον· Κύριε δόξα σοι.

We glorify Your divine condescension, and we sing Your praise, O Christ. You were born of a Virgin, and from the Father You remained inseparable. You suffered as a man and voluntarily endured the Cross. As one emerging from a bridal chamber, You rose from the sepulcher, in order to save the world. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων.

Mode 1. For the celestial orders.

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]

Τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τὰ ἄνθη, περιϊπτάμενος, ὡς νεοττὸς τῆς ἄνω, καλιᾶς τῶν Ἀγγέλων, Νικόλαε τρισμάκαρ, κράζεις ἀεί, πρὸς τὸν Θεὸν ὑπὲρ πάντων ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐν ἀνάγκαις κινδύνων καὶ πειρασμῶν, καὶ λυτροῦσαι ταῖς πρεσβείαις σου.

As you are hovering over the flowers of the Church, * being yourself a fledgling * of the nest of the Angels, * O Nicholas thrice blessed, you ever cry * unto God on behalf of all * who in temptations and perils invoke your aid; * and you rescue them by fervent prayers. [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]

Τῆς ἱερᾶς διπλοΐδος, τὴν ὡραιότητα, ταῖς πρακτικαῖς εἰργάσω, ἀρεταῖς λαμπροτέραν, Πάτερ θεοφόρε· ὅθεν ἡμῖν, ἱερουργεῖς τὰ τεράστια, τῶν ἀοιδίμων θαυμάτων ἱερουργέ, τῶν δεινῶν ἡμᾶς λυτρούμενος.

By means of practical virtue you made the elegance * of sacerdotal vesture shine with greater resplendence, * O God-bearing Father. Hence as a priest * you accomplish terrific deeds, * and from lamentable woes you deliver us, * as you work your famous miracles. [SD]

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

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

Τῶν ἀθεάτων τὰ κάλλη, περιεχόμενος, τὴν φοβερὰν ἐκείνην, κατενόησας δόξαν, Ἅγιε ἁγίων· ὅθεν ἡμῖν, τὰ οὐράνια λόγια, τῶν ἀειζώων ἐκείνων θεωριῶν, ἀναγγέλλεις Ἱερώτατε.

Being surrounded by beauties of things invisible, * you gained a comprehension of that awe-inspiring glory, * Nicholas, O holy one among saints. * And you therefore announce to us, * O sacred father, the heavenly words that speak * of the vision of eternity. [SD]

Στίχ. Οἱ ἱερεῖς σου, Κύριε, ἐνδύσονται δικαιοσύνην, καὶ οἱ ὅσιοί σου ἀγαλλιάσονται.

Verse: O Lord, Your priests shall clothe themselves in righteousness; Your saints shall greatly rejoice. [SAAS]

Ὡς ἐν ὀνείρῳ ἐπέστης, τῷ εὐσεβεῖ Βασιλεῖ, καὶ τοὺς δεσμώτας Πάτερ, ἐκ θανάτου ἐῤῥύσω, πρέσβευε ἀπαύστως, ὅπως καὶ νῦν, ταῖς εὐχαῖς σου ῥυσθείημεν, ἐκ πειρασμῶν καὶ κινδύνων καὶ ὀδυνῶν, οἱ ἀξίως εὐφημοῦντές σε.

As you appeared in a dream to the pious Emperor * and thus from death then rescued * those unjustly imprisoned, * intercede unceasingly so that now * we who worthily sing your praise * be from temptations and perils and every pain * likewise rescued, Father Nicholas. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Σαλπίσωμεν ἐν σάλπιγγι ᾀσμάτων, σκιρτήσωμεν ἑόρτια, καὶ χορεύσωμεν ἀγαλλόμενοι, τῇ ἐτησίῳ πανηγύρει τοῦ θεοφόρου Πατρός· Βασιλεῖς καὶ Ἄρχοντες συντρεχέτωσαν, καὶ τὸν δι' ὀνείρου φρικτῆς ἐπιστασίας, Βασιλέα πείθοντα, ἀναιτίους κρατουμένους τρεῖς, ἀπολῦσαι στρατηλάτας, ἀνυμνείτωσαν. Ποιμένες καὶ Διδάσκαλοι, τὸν τοῦ καλοῦ Ποιμένος, ὁμόζηλον Ποιμένα, συνελθόντες εὐφημήσωμεν. οἱ ἐν νόσοις τὸν ἰατρόν, οἱ ἐν κινδύνοις τὸν ῥύστην, οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ τὸν προστάτην, οἱ πένητες τὸν θησαυρόν, οἱ ἐν θλίψεσι τὴν παραμυθίαν· τὸν συνοδίτην οἱ ὁδοιπόροι, οἱ ἐν θαλάσσῃ τὸν κυβερνήτην, οἱ πάντες τὸν πανταχοῦ θερμῶς προφθάνοντα, μέγιστον Ἱεράρχην, ἐγκωμιάζοντες οὕτως εἴπωμεν· Πανάγιε Νικόλαε, πρόφθασον, ἐξελοῦ ἡμᾶς τῆς ἐνεστώσης ἀνάγκης, καὶ σῶσον τὴν ποίμνην σου ταῖς ἱκεσίαις σου.

Let us sound the trumpet with the clarion of song, and festively let us leap for joy, and exultantly let us join chorus for the annual celebration of the God-bearing Father. Let the kings and princes run to gather together, and with hymns extol him who by his fearsome appearance in a dream convinced the Emperor to release the three imprisoned officers, for they were innocent. O Shepherds and Teachers, let us come together and praise the Shepherd and zealous imitator of the Good Shepherd. Those of us who are sick let us praise the physician; our rescuer, we in perils; and sinners, our defender; you paupers, him who makes you rich; you in tribulation, your consolation; your fellow traveler, you who travel; your pilot, you who sail the seas. And everyone extol him who anticipates everywhere, as the grandest Hierarch. And in lauding him, let us say to him, "All-holy father Nicholas, quickly come and deliver us from the present necessity, and save your flock, by your supplications." [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπερευλογημένη ὑπάρχεις, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· διὰ γὰρ τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθέντος, ὁ ᾅδης ἠχμαλώτισται, ὁ Ἀδὰμ ἀνακέκληται, ἡ κατάρα νενέκρωται, ἡ Εὔα ἠλευθέρωται, ὁ θάνατος τεθανάτωται, καὶ ἡμεις ἐζωοποιήθημεν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες βοῶμεν· Εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ οὕτως εὐδοκήσας δόξα σοι.

You are supremely blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For through Him who from you became incarnate was Hades taken prisoner, and Adam has been summoned back; the curse has been neutralized, and Eve has been liberated; death has been put to death, and we have been brought to life. Therefore extolling we cry out: O Christ our God, You are blessed, for so was Your good pleasure. Glory to You! [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.

Μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῆς Δοξολογίας λέγομεν Τροπάριον Ἀναστάσιμον.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Ἦχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Σήμερον σωτηρία τῷ κόσμῳ γέγονεν. ᾌσωμεν τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου καὶ ἀρχηγῷ τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν· καθελὼν γὰρ τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, τὸ νῖκος ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Today has salvation come to pass in the world. Let us sing to Him who resurrected from the tomb and is the Author of our life. For, destroying death by death, He gave us the victory and the great mercy. [SD]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

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 κλίνωμεν.

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 κλίνωμεν.

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 ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, 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, τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Μύρων τῆς Λυκίας, τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May He Who rose from the dead, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, our Father among the Saints Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, whose memory we celebrate; 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.)