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Λειτουργία Ἁγίου Χρυσοστόμου

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚΓʹ ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - December 23

Μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων δέκα Μαρτύρων τῶν ἐν Κρήτῃ

Memory of the Holy Ten Martyrs in Crete

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ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΟΜΟΥ

LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

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

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 2.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀγαθὸν τὸ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι τῷ Κυρίῳ, καὶ ψάλλειν τῷ ὀνόματί σου, Ύψιστε.

Verse 1: It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing to Your name, O Most High. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Στίχ. βʹ. Τοῦ ἀναγγέλλειν τῷ πρωΐ τὸ ἔλεός σου, καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου κατὰ νύκτα.

Verse 2: To proclaim Your mercy in the morning and Your truth at night. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

Στίχ. γʹ. Ὅτι εὐθὴς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀδικία ἐν αὐτῷ.

Verse 3: The Lord my God is upright, and there is no wrongdoing in Him. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

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.

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Antiphon II. Mode 2.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ὁ Κύριος ἐβασίλευσεν, εὐπρέπειαν ἐνεδύσατο, ἐνεδύσατο Κύριος δύναμιν καὶ περιεζώσατο.

Verse 1: The Lord reigns; He clothed Himself with majesty; the Lord clothed and girded Himself with power. [SAAS]

ἤ·

or:

Στίχ. αʹ. Δεῦτε ἀγαλλιασώμεθα τῷ Κυρίῳ, ἀλαλάξωμεν τῷ Θεῷ τῷ Σωτῆρι ἡμῶν.

Verse 1: Come, let us greatly rejoice in the Lord; let us shout aloud to God our savior. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις θαυμαστός, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Καὶ γὰρ ἐστερέωσε τὴν οἰκουμένην, ἥτις οὐ σαλευθήσεται.

Verse 2: And He established the world, which shall not be moved. [SAAS]

ἤ·

or:

Στίχ. βʹ. Προφθάσωμεν τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐξομολογήσει, καὶ ἐν ψαλμοῖς ἀλαλάξωμεν αὐτῷ, ὅτι Θεὸς μέγας, Κύριος καὶ Βασιλεὺς μέγας ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν.

Verse 2: Let us come before His face with thanksgiving, and let us shout aloud to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, a great King over all the earth. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις θαυμαστός, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Στίχ. γʹ. Τῷ οἴκῳ σου πρέπει ἁγίασμα, Κύριε, εἰς μακρότητα ἡμερῶν.

Verse 3: Holiness is proper to Your house, O Lord, unto length of days. [SAAS]

ἤ·

or:

Στίχ. γʹ. Ὅτι ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ τὰ πέρατα τῆς γῆς, καὶ τὰ ὕψη τῶν ὀρέων αὐτοῦ εἰσιν· ὅτι αὐτοῦ ἐστιν ἡ θάλασσα, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐποίησεν αὐτήν, καὶ τὴν ξηρὰν αἱ χεῖρες αὐτοῦ ἔπλασαν.

Verse 3: For in His hand are the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are His. For the sea is His, and He made it, and His hands formed the dry land. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις θαυμαστός, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

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

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

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Προεόρτιον.

Apolytikion. For the Forefeast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἑτοιμάζου Βηθλεέμ, ἤνοικται πᾶσιν ἡ Ἐδέμ. Εὐτρεπίζου Ἐφραθᾶ, ὅτι τὸ ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς, ἐν τῷ Σπηλαίῳ ἐξήνθησεν ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου. Παράδεισος καὶ γάρ, ἡ ἐκείνης γαστήρ, ἐδείχθη νοητός, ἐν ᾧ τὸ θεῖον φυτόν, ἐξ οὗ φαγόντες ζήσομεν, οὐχὶ δὲ ὡς ὁ Ἀδὰμ τεθνηξόμεθα. Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, τὴν πρὶν πεσοῦσαν, ἀναστήσων εἰκόνα.

O Bethlehem, prepare, Eden is opened unto all. * And be ready, Ephrata, for the Tree of life * has in the grotto blossomed forth from the Virgin. * Indeed her womb is shown to be spiritually * a Paradise, in which is found the God-planted Tree. * And if we eat from it we shall live, and shall not die, as did Adam of old. * Christ is born, so that He might raise up * the formerly fallen image. [SD]

   

   

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

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

Ψαλμὸς 102.

Psalm 102.

Ψαλμὸς 145.

Psalm 145.

   

   

Οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

The Beatitudes.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

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

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

Μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται.

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

Μακάριοι οἱ πρᾳεῖς, ὅτι αὐτοὶ κληρονομήσουσι τὴν γῆν.

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

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

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

Κανὼν Προεόρτιος.

Canon for the Forefeast.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Τόξον συνετρίβη δυναστῶν.

Ode iii. Mode 2. N/M ()

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Μακάριοι οἱ ἐλεήμονες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται.

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

Δεῦτε διανοίᾳ καθαρᾷ, ἠχήσωμεν φαιδρῶς, τῶν Γενεθλίων Χριστοῦ, νῦν τὰ Προεόρτια.

Come now, with a purified mind, let us gaily sing for the fore-feast of the Birth of Christ. [SD]

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

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

Δεῦτε διανοίᾳ καθαρᾷ, ἠχήσωμεν φαιδρῶς, τῶν Γενεθλίων Χριστοῦ, νῦν τὰ Προεόρτια.

Come now, with a purified mind, let us gaily sing for the fore-feast of the Birth of Christ. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ εἰρηνοποιοί, ὅτι αὐτοὶ Υἱοὶ Θεοῦ κληθήσονται.

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

Ἔρχῃ καταλῦσαι ἐν σμικρῷ, Σπηλαίῳ Βασιλεῦ, πλουτίζων με Ἰησοῦ, τῇ πολλῇ πτωχείᾳ σου.

O King Jesus, You are coming to lodge in a narrow cave, in order to enrich me by Your profound poverty. [SD]

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

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

Ζόφου ἐξαιρούμενος ἡμᾶς, κακίας ὁ Χριστός, προέρχεται σαρκί, τεχθῆναι ὡς ἄνθρωπος.

Christ is coming to be born in the flesh as a man, to remove us from the darkness of wickedness. [SD]

Ἕτερος Κανών Προεόρτιος.

Another Canon of the Forefeast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

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

Ode vi. Mode pl. 2. N/M (Perceiving the open sea.)

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

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

Ἰδοὺ εἰς τὰ ἴδια, παραγίνεται Χριστός· οἰκειωθῶμεν χάριτι, δι' ἀρετῶν ἐνθέων αὐτῷ πιστοί, καὶ τοῦτον δεξώμεθα, καὶ ψυχῇ καὶ καρδίᾳ φωτιζόμενοι.

Behold, Christ is coming to His own. O believers, let us through divine virtues become His by grace; and thus illumined in soul and heart, let us receive Him. [SD]

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

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

Ἡ ῥίζα ἐβλάστησεν, Ἰεσσαὶ καὶ ἐξ αὐτῆς, ὁ προελθὼν Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐλπὶς ἐθνῶν ἀνάπαυσις καὶ τιμή, ὡς πάλαι προέφησεν, Ἡσαΐας ἐνθέως φωτιζόμενος.

The root of Jesse has blossomed, and from it, our God, who came as the hope of the Gentiles, repose and honor, like Isaiah prophesied of old, being divinely illumined. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σειρᾶς διαλύων μου, τῶν πολλῶν ἁμαρτιῶν, ἐγκατειλίσσῃ σπάργανα, καταπλουτίζων δὲ με τὸν χαλεπῶς, κακίᾳ πτωχεύσαντα, Ἰησοῦ μου πτωχεύεις σωματούμενος.

O my Jesus, You become poor and took on a body. You are wrapped with swaddling clothes, breaking the chains of my many sins; and you make me rich, when I was tragically made poor because of wickedness. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Χειμάζει κλυδώνιον, ἐναντίων λογισμῶν, τὴν ταπεινὴν καρδίαν μου, τῶν πονηρῶν πνευμάτων ἐπιβουλαῖς, φιλάγαθε Δέσποινα, καταπράϋνον τοῦτο μεσιτείαις σου.

As I am assaulted by evil spirits, the swelling of negative thoughts tosses my poor heart to and fro. O good and loving Lady, intervene and make it calm. [SD]

   

   

Εἰσοδικόν. Ἦχος βʹ.

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ. Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις θαυμαστός, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

   

Ὕμνοι μετὰ τὴν Μικρὰν Εἴσοδον

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Προεόρτιον.

Apolytikion. For the Forefeast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἑτοιμάζου Βηθλεέμ, ἤνοικται πᾶσιν ἡ Ἐδέμ. Εὐτρεπίζου Ἐφραθᾶ, ὅτι τὸ ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς, ἐν τῷ Σπηλαίῳ ἐξήνθησεν ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου. Παράδεισος καὶ γάρ, ἡ ἐκείνης γαστήρ, ἐδείχθη νοητός, ἐν ᾧ τὸ θεῖον φυτόν, ἐξ οὗ φαγόντες ζήσομεν, οὐχὶ δὲ ὡς ὁ Ἀδὰμ τεθνηξόμεθα. Χριστὸς γεννᾶται, τὴν πρὶν πεσοῦσαν, ἀναστήσων εἰκόνα.

O Bethlehem, prepare, Eden is opened unto all. * And be ready, Ephrata, for the Tree of life * has in the grotto blossomed forth from the Virgin. * Indeed her womb is shown to be spiritually * a Paradise, in which is found the God-planted Tree. * And if we eat from it we shall live, and shall not die, as did Adam of old. * Christ is born, so that He might raise up * the formerly fallen image. [SD]

Τῶν Μαρτύρων.

For the Martyrs.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. N/M (Seeing how beautiful.)

Τὴν πολυθαύμαστον Κρήτην τιμήσωμεν, τὴν ἐξανθήσασαν ἄνθη τὰ τίμια, τοὺς μαργαρίτας τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Μαρτύρων τοὺς ἀκρέμονας. Δέκα γὰρ ὑπάρχοντες, ἀριθμῷ οἱ μακάριοι, δύναμιν μυρίοπλον τῶν δαιμόνων κατῄσχυναν· διὸ καὶ τοὺς στεφάνους ἐδέξαντο, Μάρτυρες Χριστοῦ οἱ καρτερόψυχοι.

Let us show forth our great praise of Crete ⁄ which brought forth these precious Christians: the pearls of Christ! ⁄ And these blessed ten, the offspring of martyrs, ⁄ who few in number, yet overcame all the deceits of powerful demons. ⁄⁄ Therefore these martyrs of Christ have been crowned with victory! [OCA]

Τοῦ Ναοῦ.

Apolytikion of the Parish Church

(Τὸ Ἀπολυτίκιον τοῦ Ναοῦ.)

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

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος γʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 3. Automelon.

Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν προαιώνιον Λόγον, ἐν Σπηλαίῳ ἔρχεται, ἀποτεκεῖν ἀποῤῥήτως. Χόρευε ἡ οἰκουμένη ἀκουτισθεῖσα, δόξασον μετὰ Ἀγγέλων καὶ τῶν Ποιμένων, βουληθέντα ἐποφθῆναι, Παιδίον νέον, τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων Θεόν.

On this day the Virgin Maid * goes to the grotto to give birth * to the pre-eternal Word * in an ineffable manner. * Dance for joy, all the inhabited earth, on hearing. * Glorify along with Angels and with the shepherds * Him who willed that He appear as * a newborn Child, * the pre-eternal God. [SD]

   

   

Ο ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΟΣ ΥΜΝΟΣ

THE TRISAGION HYMN

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

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

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

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

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

   

   

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗ ΚΘʹ ΕΒΔΟΜΑΔΟΣ

WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-NINTH WEEK

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὠδὴ Ἐνάτη.

Prokeimenon. Mode 3. Ode ix.

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

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. [RSV]

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 low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [RSV]

Εβρ 5:11-14; 6:1-8

Heb. 5:11-14; 6:1-8

Ἀδελφοί, περὶ τοῦ Μελχισεδὲκ πολὺς ἡμῖν ὁ λόγος καὶ δυσερμήνευτος λέγειν͵ ἐπεὶ νωθροὶ γεγόνατε ταῖς ἀκοαῖς. Καὶ γὰρ ὀφείλοντες εἶναι διδάσκαλοι διὰ τὸν χρόνον͵ πάλιν χρείαν ἔχετε τοῦ διδάσκειν ὑμᾶς τίνα τὰ στοιχεῖα τῆς ἀρχῆς τῶν λογίων τοῦ Θεοῦ͵ καὶ γεγόνατε χρείαν ἔχοντες γάλακτος͵ καὶ οὐ στερεᾶς τροφῆς. Πᾶς γὰρ ὁ μετέχων γάλακτος ἄπειρος λόγου δικαιοσύνης͵ νήπιος γάρ ἐστι· τελείων δέ ἐστιν ἡ στερεὰ τροφή͵ τῶν διὰ τὴν ἕξιν τὰ αἰσθητήρια γεγυμνασμένα ἐχόντων πρὸς διάκρισιν καλοῦ τε καὶ κακοῦ. Διὸ ἀφέντες τὸν τῆς ἀρχῆς τοῦ Χριστοῦ λόγον ἐπὶ τὴν τελειότητα φερώμεθα͵ μὴ πάλιν θεμέλιον καταβαλλόμενοι μετανοίας ἀπὸ νεκρῶν ἔργων͵ καὶ πίστεως ἐπὶ τὸν Θεόν͵ βαπτισμῶν διδαχῆς͵ ἐπιθέσεώς τε χειρῶν͵ ἀναστάσεώς τε νεκρῶν͵ καὶ κρίματος αἰωνίου. Καὶ τοῦτο ποιήσομεν ἐάνπερ ἐπιτρέπῃ ὁ Θεός. Ἀδύνατον γὰρ τοὺς ἅπαξ φωτισθέντας͵ γευσαμένους τε τῆς δωρεᾶς τῆς ἐπουρανίου καὶ μετόχους γενηθέντας Πνεύματος ἁγίου καὶ καλὸν γευσαμένους Θεοῦ ῥῆμα δυνάμεις τε μέλλοντος αἰῶνος͵ καὶ παραπεσόντας͵ πάλιν ἀνακαινίζειν εἰς μετάνοιαν͵ ἀνασταυροῦντας ἑαυτοῖς τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ παραδειγματίζοντας. Γῆ γὰρ ἡ πιοῦσα τὸν ἐπ' αὐτῆς ἐρχόμενον πολλάκις ὑετόν͵ καὶ τίκτουσα βοτάνην εὔθετον ἐκείνοις δι' οὓς καὶ γεωργεῖται͵ μεταλαμβάνει εὐλογίας ἀπὸ τοῦ Θεοῦ· ἐκφέρουσα δὲ ἀκάνθας καὶ τριβόλους ἀδόκιμος καὶ κατάρας ἐγγύς͵ ἧς τὸ τέλος εἰς καῦσιν.

Brethren, about Melchizedek we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need some one to teach you again the first principles of God's word. You need milk, not solid food; for every one who lives on milk is unskilled in the work of righteousness, for he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their faculties trained by practice to distinguish good from evil. Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, with instruction about ablutions, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt. For land which has drunk the rain that often falls upon it, and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed; its end is to be burned. [RSV]

   

   

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ψαλμὸς 131.

Alleluia. Mode pl. 4. Psalm 131.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε, εἰς τὴν ἀνάπαυσίν σου, σὺ καὶ ἡ κιβωτὸς τοῦ ἁγιάσματός σου.

Verse 1: Arise, O Lord, into Your rest, You and the ark of Your holiness. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Ὤμοσε Κύριος τῷ Δαυῒδ ἀλήθειαν καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀθετήσει αὐτήν.

Verse 2: The Lord swore to David this truth, and He shall not reject it, "I shall set upon your throne one from the fruit of your loins." [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel

Τῌ ΤΕΤΑΡΤῌ ΤΗΣ ΙΔʹ ΕΒΔΟΜΑΔΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΛΟΥΚΑ

Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week of Luke

Μαρ ιʹ 11 - 16

Mk. 10:11-16

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· Ὃς ἂν ἀπολύσῃ τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ καὶ γαμήσῃ ἄλλην, μοιχᾶται ἐπ’ αὐτήν· καὶ ἐὰν γυνὴ ἀπολύσασα τὸν ἄνδρα γαμηθῇ ἄλλῳ, μοιχᾶται. Καὶ προσέφερον αὐτῷ παιδία, ἵνα αὐτῶν ἅψηται· οἱ δὲ μαθηταὶ ἐπετίμων τοῖς προσφέρουσιν. ἰδὼν δὲ ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἠγανάκτησε καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἄφετε τὰ παιδία ἔρχεσθαι πρός με, καὶ μὴ κωλύετε αὐτά· τῶν γὰρ τοιούτων ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ. ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὃς ἐὰν μὴ δέξηται τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ ὡς παιδίον, οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθῃ εἰς αὐτήν. καὶ ἐναγκαλισάμενος αὐτὰ τιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας ἐπ’ αὐτά ηυλόγει αὐτά.

The Lord said, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery." And they were bringing children to him, that he might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it he was indignant, and said to them, "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands upon them. [RSV]

   

   

Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Θεοτόκον.

Hymn to the Theotokos.

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

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

   

   

Κοινωνικόν. Ψαλμὸς 115.

Communion Hymn. Psalm 115.

Ποτήριον σωτηρίου λήψομαι καὶ τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου ἐπικαλέσομαι. Ἀλληλούϊα.

I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. Alleluia. [SAAS]

   

   

Ὕμνος μετὰ τὴν Θ. Κοινωνίαν.

Hymn after Holy Communion.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Εἴδομεν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, ἐλάβομεν Πνεῦμα ἐπουράνιον, εὓρομεν πίστιν ἀληθῆ, ἀδιαίρετον Τριάδα προσκυνοῦντες· αὕτη γὰρ ἡμᾶς ἔσωσεν.

We have seen the true light; we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshiping the undivided Trinity, for the Trinity has saved us. [GOA]

   

   

ΑΠΟΛΥΣΙΣ

THE DISMISSAL

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

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

   

   

Κανόνας Νηστείας

Fasting Rule

Νηστεία.

Strict: Refrain from meat, fish, oil, dairy, and eggs.

Εἶναι ἡ νηστεία πρὸ τῶν Χριστουγέννων.

It is the Christmas fast.