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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος δʹ.

Octoechos - Mode 4.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚϚʹ - ΛΑʹ ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - December 26-31

Κυριακὴ μετὰ τὴν Χριστοῦ Γέννησιν. Μνήμην Ἐπιτελοῦμεν τῶν Ἁγίων καὶ Δικαίων, Ἰωσὴφ τοῦ Μνήστορος, Δαυῒδ τοῦ Βασιλέως, καὶ Ἰακώβου τοῦ Ἀδελφοθέου.

Sunday After Christmas. We commemorate the holy and righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James (Iakovos) the Brother of the Lord.

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚΖʹ ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - December 27

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Πρωτομάρτυρος, καὶ Ἀρχιδιακόνου Στεφάνου, καὶ τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν καὶ Ὁμολογητοῦ Θεοδώρου τοῦ Γραπτοῦ, αὐταδέλφου Θεοφάνους τοῦ Ποιητοῦ.

Memory of the Holy Proto-martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, and of our Devout Father and Confessor Theodore the Inscribed, brother of Theophanes the Hymnographer.

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀποῤῥίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Πρωτομάρτυρος.

Glory. For the Proto-martyr.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Βασίλειον διάδημα, ἐστέφθη σὴ κορυφή, ἐξ ἄθλων ὧν ὑπέμεινας, ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, μαρτύρων Πρωτόαθλε· σὺ γὰρ τὴν Ἰουδαίων ἀπελέγξας μανίαν, εἶδές σου τὸν Σωτῆρα, τοῦ Πατρὸς δεξιόθεν. Αὐτὸν οὖν ἐκδυσώπει ἀεί, ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

O Stephen, a crown of royalty was laid on your head * for contests you courageously endured for Christ our God, * as first among Martyr saints. * You stood in accusation of the raging Judeans; * and you saw your Savior at the right hand of the Father. * We pray that you will ever entreat Him to save our souls. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τῶν Θεοπατόρων.

Both now. For the Ancestors of God.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Εὐαγγελίζου Ἰωσήφ, τῷ Δαυῒδ τὰ θαύματα τῷ Θεοπάτορι· Παρθένον εἶδες κυοφορήσασαν, μετὰ Μάγων προσεκύνησας, μετὰ Ποιμένων ἐδοξολόγησας, δι' Ἀγγέλου χρηματισθείς. Ἱκέτευε Χριστὸν τὸν Θεόν, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Annunciate the miracles to David the ancestor of God, O Joseph. You saw the Virgin pregnant. You glorified with the shepherds. You worshipped with the Magi. And you were warned by an Angel. Entreat Christ God to save our souls. [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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.

Kathisma I.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἀναβλέψασαι τοῦ τάφου τὴν εἴσοδον, καὶ τὴν φλόγα τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μὴ φέρουσαι, αἱ Μυροφόροι σὺν τρόμῳ ἐξίσταντο λέγουσαι· Ἆρα ἐκλάπη, ὁ τῷ Λῃστῇ ἀνοίξας Παράδεισον, ἆρα ἡγέρθη, ὁ καὶ πρὸ πάθους κηρύξας τὴν Ἔγερσιν, ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, τοῖς ἐν ᾅδῃ παρέχων ζωὴν καὶ ἀνάστασιν.

Looking up at the entrance to the sepulcher, and unable to endure the Angel's radiance, the myrrh-bearing women were trembling and said in astonishment: Has He been stolen, who to the Robber opened up Paradise? Has He arisen, who spoke of rising before even suffering? He is truly risen as Christ our God, granting those in Hades life and resurrection. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Joseph marveled.

Ἑκουσίᾳ σου βουλῇ, Σταυρὸν ὑπέμεινας Σωτήρ, καὶ ἐν μνήματι καινῷ, ἄνθρωποι ἔθεντο θνητοί, τὸν διὰ λόγου τὰ πέρατα συστησάμενον· ὅθεν δεσμευθεὶς ὁ ἀλλότριος, θάνατος δεινῶς ἐσκυλεύετο, καὶ οἱ ἐν ᾅδῃ ἅπαντες ἐκραύγαζον, τῇ ζωηφόρῳ Ἐγέρσει σου· Χριστὸς ἀνέστη, ὁ ζωοδότης, μένων εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

By Your voluntary will, O Savior, You endured the Cross, * and by mortal men were You into a new tomb interred, * who by a word had created the entire world. * Therefore being bound was the enemy Death * plundered of his spoils catastrophically. * And those in Hades all together cried aloud at Your life-bearing resurrection: * The Christ is risen, the Life-bestower, * and He abides forever. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Δεῦτε ἴδωμεν πιστοί, ποῦ ἐγεννήθη ὁ Χριστός, ἀκολουθήσωμεν λοιπὸν ἔνθα ὁδεύει ὁ ἀστήρ, μετὰ τῶν Μάγων Ἀνατολῆς τῶν Βασιλέων. Ἄγγελοι ὑμνοῦσιν, ἀκαταπαύστως ἐκεῖ. Ποιμένες ἀγραυλοῦσιν, ᾠδὴν ἐπάξιον. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις λέγοντες, τῷ σήμερον ἐν Σπηλαίῳ τεχθέντι, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου, καὶ Θεοτόκου, ἐν Βηθλεὲμ τῆς Ἰουδαίας.

Come, believers, let us see the place where Christ has been born.* With the Magi, those three kings who from the orient are,* now let us follow to where the star is proceeding.* Ceaselessly do Angels sing praises there.* Shepherds in the field sing a worthy song,* saying: Glory in the highest be to Him who* was born today in the grotto* from the Virgin and Theotokos,* in Bethlehem of Judea. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ἀνέστης ὡς ἀθάνατος, ἀπὸ τοῦ ᾅδου Σωτήρ, συνήγειρας τὸν κόσμον σου, τῇ Ἀναστάσει τῇ σῇ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἔθραυσας ἐν ἰσχύϊ, τοῦ θανάτου τὸ κράτος, ἔδειξας Ἐλεῆμον, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν πᾶσι· διό σε καὶ δοξάζομεν, μόνε Φιλάνθρωπε.

O Savior, immortal as You are, from Hades You rose, * by virtue of Your own resurrection raising Your world * together, O Christ our God. * Mightily You have broken death's dominion, O Master. * You as the Lord of mercy showed to all the resurrection. * We therefore glorify You who alone love humanity. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Joseph marveled.

Ἐκ τῶν ἄνω κατελθών, τῶν ὑψωμάτων Γαβριήλ, καὶ τῇ πέτρα προσελθών, ἔνθα ἡ πέτρα τῆς ζωῆς, λευχειμονῶν ἀνεκραύγαζε ταῖς κλαιούσαις· Παύσασθε ὑμεῖς, τῆς θρηνώδους κραυγῆς, ἔχουσαι ἀεί, τὸ εὐσυμπάθητον· ὃν γὰρ ζητεῖτε κλαίουσαι, θαρσεῖτε, ὡς ἀληθῶς ἐξεγήγερται· διὸ βοᾶτε, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις, ὅτι ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος.

From exalted heights above descended Gabriel and came, * and he sat upon the rock wherein the Rock of life had lain. * Arrayed in white, he cried out to the weeping women: * "Cease now from your mourning and cries of lament, * you women who are always moved to sympathy. * Take courage; for truly risen * is He for whom you weep and are seeking. * And therefore, cry out to the Apostles, * 'The Lord has truly risen.'" [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Both now. For the Feast.

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Τί θαυμάζεις Μαριάμ; τί ἐκθαμβεῖσαι τῷ ἐν σοὶ; Ὅτι ἄχρονον Υἱόν, χρόνῳ ἐγέννησα φησί, τοῦ τικτομένου τὴν σύλληψιν μὴ διδαχθεῖσα. Ἄνανδρος εἰμί, καὶ πῶς τέξω Υἱόν; ἄσπορον γονὴν τὶς ἑώρακεν; ὅπου Θεὸς δὲ βούλεται, νικᾶται φύσεως τάξις, ὡς γέγραπται. Χριστὸς ἐτέχθη, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου, ἐν Βηθλεὲμ τῆς Ἰουδαίας.

Mary, why are you amazed and awed by what was done in you? * And she answers, "For in time I have brought forth a timeless Son. * But I have no understanding of His conception. * Husbandless am I: how can I bear a son? * Who has ever seen seedless childbirth? * But where God wills, the order found in nature * is overcome, as it is written." * So Christ was born from the Virgin Maiden, * in Bethlehem of Judea. [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)

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 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.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος δʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode 4.

Τὰ τῆς σῆς παραδόξου Ἐγέρσεως, προδραμοῦσαι αἱ Μυροφόροι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις ἐκήρυττον Χριστέ, ὅτι ἀνέστης ὡς Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The women bearing myrrh hurried to declare the matter of Your paradoxal rising to Your Apostles, O Christ, that as God You arose, granting the world great mercy. [SD]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 4.

Ἐκ νεότητός μου πολλὰ πολεμεῖ με πάθη, ἀλλ' αὐτὸς ἀντιλαβοῦ, καὶ σῶσον Σωτήρ μου.

Since my youth have many passions waged war against me. O my Savior, nonetheless help me and save me. [SD]

Οἱ μισοῦντες Σιών, αἰσχύνθητε ἀπὸ τοῦ Κυρίου· ὡς χόρτος γάρ, πυρὶ ἔσεσθε ἀπεξηραμμένοι.

You, the haters of Zion, be put to shame by the Lord, for like thatch in fire you will be completely dried up. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι πᾶσα ψυχὴ ζωοῦται, καὶ καθάρσει ὑψοῦται λαμπρύνεται, τῇ τριαδικῇ Μονάδι ἱεροκρυφίως.

From the Holy Spirit every soul receives life, and through cleansing is lifted and brightened, in a hidden, sacred manner, by the trinal Monad. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Ἐκέκραξά σοι Κύριε, θερμῶς ἐκ βάθους ψυχῆς μου, κᾀμοὶ γενέσθω, πρὸς ὑπακοὴν τὰ θεῖά σου ὦτα.

I cried to You, O Lord, from the depth of my soul with fervor. Let Your divine ears be responsive to me. [SD]

Ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον ἐλπίδα πᾶς τις κεκτημένος, ὑψηλότερος ἐστί, πάντων τῶν λυπούντων.

Whosoever has acquired hope in the Lord is superior to all whatsoever might grieve him. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ἀναβλύζει τὰ τῆς χάριτος ῥεῖθρα, ἀρδεύοντα, ἅπασαν τὴν κτίσιν πρὸς ζωογονίαν.

From the Holy Spirit do the streams of grace well forth; they irrigate everything created, so that life be engendered. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἡ καρδία μου πρὸς σὲ Λόγε ὑψωθήτω, καὶ οὐδὲν θέλξει με, τῶν τοῦ κόσμου τερπνῶν πρὸς χαμαιζηλίαν.

Let my heart be lifted up unto You, O Logos; and none of the world's delights will entice me to be earthly-minded. [SD]

Ἐπὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἔχει τις στοργήν, ἐπὶ τῷ Κυρίῳ θερμότερον φίλτρον χρεωστοῦμεν.

Whereas one has filial affection for his mother, for the Lord we ought to have a love even more fervent. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, θεογνωσίας πλοῦτος, θεωρίας καὶ σοφίας· πάντα γὰρ ἐν τούτῳ τὰ πατρῷα δόγματα, ὁ Λόγος ἐκκαλύπτει.

In the Holy Spirit is the wealth of knowledge of God, contemplation and wisdom. For in Him the Logos discloses all the dogmas of the Father. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Ἀνάστα, Κύριε, βοήθησον ἡμῖν, καὶ λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, ἕνεκεν τῆς δόξης τοῦ ὀνόματός σου. (δίς)

Arise, O Lord; help us, and redeem us, because of the glory of Your name. (2)

Στίχ. Ὁ Θεός, ἐν τοῖς ὠσὶν ἡμῶν ἠκούσαμεν.

Verse: O God, we heard with our ears.

Ἀνάστα, Κύριε, βοήθησον ἡμῖν, καὶ λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, ἕνεκεν τῆς δόξης τοῦ ὀνόματός σου.

Arise, O Lord; help us, and redeem us, because of the glory of Your name. [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 Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

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 Ζʹ

Eothinon 7

Ἰωάννην Κʹ 1-10

John. 20:1-10

Τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἔρχεται πρωῒ σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης, εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον· καὶ βλέπει τὸν λίθον ἠρμένον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου. Τρέχει οὖν, καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον, καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἄλλον μαθητήν, ὃν ἐφίλει ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· ᾞραν τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ Πέτρος καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητής, καὶ ἤρχοντο εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον. Ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ· καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς προέδραμε τάχιον τοῦ Πέτρου, καὶ ἦλθε πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ παρακύψας, βλέπει κείμενα τὰ ὀθόνια· οὐ μέντοι εἰσῆλθεν. Ἔρχεται οὖν Σίμων Πέτρος ἀκολουθῶν αὐτῷ, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ θεωρεῖ τὰ ὀθόνια κείμενα· καὶ τὸ σουδάριον, ὃ ἦν ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, οὐ μετὰ τῶν ὀθονίων κείμενον, ἀλλὰ χωρὶς ἐντετυλιγμένον εἰς ἕνα τόπον. Τότε οὖν εἰσῆλθε καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς ὁ ἐλθὼν πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ εἶδε, καὶ ἐπίστευσεν. Οὐδέπω γὰρ ᾔδεισαν τὴν Γραφήν, ὅτι δεῖ αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῆναι. Ἀπῆλθον οὖν πάλιν πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς οἱ μαθηταί.

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying and the napkin, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that He must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. [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· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, 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, καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πρωτομάρτυρος, καὶ Ἀρχιδιακόνου Στεφάνου, καὶ τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων, Ἰωσὴφ τοῦ Μνήστορος, Δαυῒδ τοῦ Βασιλέως, καὶ Ἰακώβου τοῦ Ἀδελφοθέου, ὧν 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; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, 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, and the holy Proto-martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, and the holy and righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James (Iakovos) the Brother of the Lord, whose memory we observe; 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

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Θαλάσσης τὸ ἐρυθραῖον πέλαγος, ἀβρόχοις ἴχνεσιν, ὁ παλαιὸς πεζεύσας Ἰσραήλ, σταυροτύποις Μωσέως χερσί, τοῦ Ἀμαλὴκ τὴν δύναμιν, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ἐτροπώσατο.

The people of Israel in ancient times traversed the Red Sea on foot, * and yet they kept their feet from getting wet. * And when Moses uplifted his arms * in cruciform, they drove away * Amalek's forces in the wilderness. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὑψώθης, τὴν ἡμετέραν ἔκπτωσιν, ἐπανορθούμενος, ἐν τῷ ἀχράντῳ ξύλῳ τοῦ Σταυροῦ, τὴν ἐν ξύλῳ ἰώμενος, πανωλεθρίαν Δέσποτα, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ παντοδύναμος.

You were lifted up, setting aright our fall by the immaculate tree of the Cross and healing the total destruction wrought by a tree, O Master, as you are loving and all powerful. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἐν τάφῳ, σωματικῶς, ἐν ᾅδῃ δὲ μετὰ ψυχῆς ὡς Θεός, ἐν Παραδείσῳ δὲ μετὰ Λῃστοῦ, καὶ ἐν θρόνῳ ὑπῆρχες Χριστέ, μετὰ Πατρὸς καὶ Πνεύματος, πάντα πληρῶν ὁ ἀπερίγραπτος.

With your body, O Christ, you were in the tomb, with your soul in Hades as God, in Paradise with the Thief, on the throne with Father and the Spirit, filling all things, yet yourself uncircumscribed. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἀσπόρως, τῷ τοῦ Πατρὸς βουλήματι, ἐκ θείου Πνεύματος, τὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ συνείληφας Υἱόν, καὶ σαρκὶ ἀπεκύησας, τὸν ἐκ Πατρὸς ἀμήτορα, καὶ δι' ἡμᾶς ἐκ σοῦ ἀπάτορα.

Without seed you conceived the Son of God by the Father's will from the divine Spirit, and you bore in the flesh the One who from his Father is without mother and for our sake from you without father. [EL]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

For Joseph the Betrothed.

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.

Χριστοῦ θεράπον μακάριε, Χριστοῦ τοῦ σαρκωθέντος διάκονε, Χριστοῦ πατὴρ νομιζόμενος, τούτῳ σὺν παῤῥησίᾳ, παρεστηκώς, αἴτησαι εἰρήνην, καὶ δεινῶν ἀπαλλαγήν, τοῖς εὐφημοῦσί σε.

O blessed servant of Christ, O minister of Christ incarnate, O supposed father of Christ, as you stand near Him with confidence, pray for peace and deliverance from hardships for those who extol you. [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ῥημάτων θείων ὑπήκοος, πραγμάτων παραδόξων διάκονος, Παρθένου Μνήστωρ θεόπαιδος, δίκαιος κατὰ πάντα καὶ ἀληθής, Ἰωσὴφ ἐδείχθης, καὶ δικαίων, ἐν σκηναῖς ἐπαναπέπαυσαι.

O Joseph, you were obedient to the words of God, a minister of marvellous things, the Betrothed of the Virgin Mother of God, and righteous and true in all things. Now you have found rest in the dwellings of the righteous. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἰδεῖν Χριστὸν κατηξίωσαι, μορφῇ τῇ καθ' ἡμᾶς νηπιάσαντα, καὶ τούτου Πατὴρ ὠνόμασαι· μεγίστη σου ἡ δόξα, ὡς ἀληθῶς! μέγα ὑπὲρ πάντας, τὸ ἀξίωμα! διὸ ἀνευφημοῦμέν σε.

You were counted worthy to see Christ when He became an infant in our form, and you were called His father. Your glory is truly great! Your dignity is greater than all! Therefore, we extol you. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σαρκὶ Χριστὸν ἀπεκύησας, ἁγνὴ ἐν Βηθλεὲμ Ἀπειρόγαμε, σπαργάνοις αὐτὸν εἱλήσασα· οὗ τὴν ἐπιδημίαν καταπλαγείς, Ἰωσὴφ σὺν φόβῳ, μεγαλύνει προσκυνεῖ τὴν τούτου δύναμιν.

O pure and virgin Maiden, you gave birth to Christ in the flesh in Bethlehem, and you wrapped Him in swaddling clothes. And Joseph, amazed at His advent, magnified and worshiped His power with fear. [SD]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Ἔσωσε λαόν, θαυματουργῶν Δεσπότης, * Ὑγρὸν θαλάσσης κῦμα χερσώσας πάλαι. * Ἑκὼν δὲ τεχθεὶς ἐκ Κόρης, τρίβον βατήν, * Πόλου τίθησιν ἡμῖν, ὂν κατ οὐσίαν, * Ἴσόν τε Πατρί, καὶ βροτοῖς δοξάζομεν.

Working signs of old the Master saved the people, * replacing fluid waves of the sea with dry land. * Now born of a Maid by His own will, He has made * passable a way to heaven. Him, in essence * equal to mankind and the Father, we glorify. [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 δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Εὐφραίνεται ἐπὶ σοί, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σου Χριστὲ κράζουσα· Σύ μου ἰσχὺς Κύριε, καὶ καταφυγὴ καὶ στερέωμα.

Your Church, O Christ, rejoices in you and cries: You, Lord, are my strength, my refuge and my firmament. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τὸ ξύλον τὸ τῆς ζωῆς, ἡ νοητὴ καὶ ἀληθὴς ἄμπελος, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ κρέμαται, πᾶσιν ἀμβροσίαν πηγάζουσα.

The Tree of life, the true and spiritual Vine, is hanging on a Cross and pours out for all the elixir of immortality. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὡς μέγας, ὡς φοβερός, ὡς τὸ τοῦ ᾅδου καθελὼν φρύαγμα, καὶ ὡς Θεὸς ἄφθαρτος, νῦν σωματικῶς ἐξεγήγερται.

As great, as fearful, as he who destroyed the insolence of Hell and as God incorruptible he has now risen in the body. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὺ μόνη τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς, τῶν ὑπὲρ φύσιν ἀγαθῶν πρόξενος, Μήτηρ Θεοῦ γέγονας· ὅθεν σοι τὸ Χαῖρε, προσάγομεν.

You alone have become the cause of blessings beyond nature for those on earth, Mother of God; and so we bring to you our 'Hail'. [EL]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

For Joseph the Betrothed.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῷ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων.

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

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τοῦ πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων, ἐκ Πατρὸς ἀποῤῥήτως ἐκλάμψαντος, καὶ ἐκ Παρθένου ἐπ' ἐσχάτων, σαρκωθέντος ἀφράστως, Πατὴρ ὠνομάσθης ἔνδοξε, καὶ μυστηρίου φρικτοῦ θεωρός, Μάκαρ ἐχρημάτισας.

Of the Son, begotten * without flux, of the Father, before the ages, * and who was lately made incarnate * of the Virgin ineffably, * you were called father, and you witnessed the awesome mystery, O glorious and blessed Joseph. [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὂν αἱ ἄνω τάξεις, ὡς Θεὸν ἀπερίγραπτον τρέμουσι, τοῦτον τεχθέντα ἐκ Παρθένου, Ἰωσὴφ ταῖς χερσί σου, κρατεῖς καθαγιαζόμενος, τῇ ἐπαφῇ τῇ φρικώδει σοφέ· ὅθεν σε γεραίρομεν.

O wise Joseph, when He was born of a Virgin, you held in your arms the One, before whom, as uncircumscribable God, the hosts on high tremble. You were sanctified by touching Him. And therefore, we honor you. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὕψος μυστηρίου, γενεαῖς μὴ γνωσθέντος ταῖς πρώην Σοφέ, κατεπιστεύθης τῇ καρδίᾳ, καθαρὸς δεδειγμένος· δι' οὗ ἅπαντες ἐσώθημεν, οἱ τὴν φωσφόρον καὶ θείαν πιστῶς, μνήμην σου δοξάζοντες.

O wise Joseph, the supernal mystery, which was not revealed to former generations, was entrusted to your heart, for you were shown to be pure. Through this mystery we have all been saved, and we faithfully glorify your luminous and divine memory. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σάρκα εἰληφότα, ἐξ ἁγνῶν σου αἱμάτων Παρθένε Ἁγνή, καὶ ἐν σπηλαίῳ γεννηθέντα, καὶ ἐν φάτνῃ τεθέντα, ἰδὼν Ἰωσὴφ ὁ δίκαιος, τὸν καθ' ἡμᾶς ὁραθέντα Θεόν, ὕμνοις ἐμεγάλυνε.

O pure Virgin, righteous Joseph looked at you Son, who took flesh from your pure blood, and who was born in a cave and laid in a manger; and he magnified with hymns who appeared like us. [SD]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Νεῦσον πρὸς ὕμνους οἰκετῶν Εὐεργέτα, * Ἐχθροῦ ταπεινῶν τὴν ἐπηρμένην ὀφρύν, * Φέρων τε Παντεπόπτα τῆς ἁμαρτίας, * Ὕπερθεν ἀκλόνητον, ἐστηριγμένους, * Μάκαρ, μελῳδοὺς τῇ βάσει τῆς πίστεως.

Hearken, Benefactor, to the hymns of Your servants, * and humble the arrogant contempt of the foe. * Carry us Your musicians, all-seeing Master, * high above all sin, immovably established * firmly on the Faith's foundation, O Blessed One. [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.

Ὁ Σωτὴρ καὶ ῥύστης μου, ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, ὡς Θεὸς ἀνέστησεν, ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν τοὺς γηγενεῖς, καὶ πύλας ᾅδου συνέτριψε, καὶ ὡς Δεσπότης ἀνέστη τριήμερος.

Savior and Deliverer is He who raised up from the tomb and from the bonds those born on earth, for He is God; and He destroyed Hades' bars and gates, and on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα ἐκ νεκρῶν Χριστὸν τὸν ζωοδότην, τριήμερον ἐκ τάφου, καὶ πύλας τοῦ θανάτου σήμερον συνθλάσαντα, τῇ δυνάμει τῇ αὐτοῦ, τὸν ᾅδην τε νεκρώσαντα, καὶ τὸ κέντρον τοῦ θανάτου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τὸν Ἀδὰμ σὺν τῇ Εὔᾳ ἐλευθερώσαντα, ὑμνήσωμεν πάντες οἱ γηγενεῖς, εὐχαρίστως βοῶντες αἶνον ἐκτενῶς. Αὐτὸς γὰρ ὡς μόνος κραταιὸς Θεός, καὶ Δεσπότης ἀνέστη τριήμερος.

To Him who from the dead arose, Christ the Life-Giver, on the third day from the tomb; who crushed the gates of death today by the power which is His; who slew Hades and ground away the sting of death, and rescued Adam and Eve: to Him let us all, born on earth, now sing, earnestly shouting our grateful praise. For He, alone our mighty God, on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [GKD]

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα. Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

Kathisma. For Joseph the Betrothed.

Ἦχος αʹ. Χορὸς ἀγγελικός.

Mode 1. N/M (In heaven.)

Πατρὸς ὡς ἀληθῶς, οὐρανίου θεράπων, ἐγένου Ἰωσήφ, καὶ Πατὴρ τοῦ ἀνάρχου, Υἱοῦ σὺ νενόμισαι, τοῦ σαρκὶ νηπιάσαντος· ὅθεν σήμερον, τὴν παναγίαν σου μνήμην, ἑορτάζομεν, ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ καρδίας, πιστῶς ἀνυμνοῦντές σε.

Joseph, you were truly a servant of the heavenly Father, and you were thought to be the father of His unoriginate Son who become an infant in the flesh. Therefore we celebrate your all-holy memory today with gladness of heart, and we extol you faithfully. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Πρωτομάρτυρος.

Glory. For the Proto-martyr.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. N/M (The soldiers.)

Ἀπόστολε Χριστοῦ, Διακόνων ὁ πρῶτος, Πρωτόαθλε σοφέ, τῶν Μαρτύρων ἀκρότης, ὁ κόσμου τὰ πέρατα, ἁγιάσας τοῖς ἄθλοις σου, καὶ τοῖς θαύμασι, ψυχὰς ἀνθρώπων λαμπρύνας, τους τιμῶντάς σε, ῥῦσαι παντοίων κινδύνων, πανεύφημε Στέφανε.

Apostle of Christ and the first of the Deacons, wise and foremost first martyr athlete, you sanctified the whole world by your contests, and you brightened peoples' souls by your miracles. Now rescue us who honor you from every kind of danger, O all-lauded Stephen. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τῶν Θεοπατόρων.

Both now. For the Ancestors of God.

Ἦχος αʹ. Χορὸς ἀγγελικός.

Mode 1. N/M (In heaven.)

Χορὸς τῶν Προφητῶν, ἑορτάζει ἐνθέως, τὸ θαῦμα τὸ ἐν σοί, γεγονὸς ὦ Παρθένε· Θεὸν σεσαρκωμένον γάρ, ἐπὶ γῆς ἀπεκύησας· Μάγοι πίστει δέ, σὺν Ἰωσὴφ ἐκβοῶσι, τῷ Δαυῒδ νυνί, τῷ Θεοπάτορι Κόρη, τὰ ἄῤῥητα θαύματα.

O all-holy Virgin, the choir of Prophets, divinely inspired, celebrates the miracle that was accomplished in you; for you gave birth to God who was incarnate on earth. Magi with faith join Joseph in telling the ineffable wonders to David the ancestor of God. [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 δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἐπαρθέντα σε ἰδοῦσα ἡ Ἐκκλησία, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ τὸν Ἥλιον τῆς δικαιοσύνης, ἔστη ἐν τῇ τάξει αὐτῇς, εἰκότως κραυγάζουσα· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

Seeing you, the Sun of righteousness, raised upon the Cross, the Church stands in order and fittingly cries out: Glory to your power, O Lord! [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνελήλυθας τὰ πάθη μου θεραπεύσων, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ τῷ πάθει τῆς ἀχράντου σαρκός σου, ἣν ἑκὼν ἐφόρεσας· διό σοι κραυγάζομεν· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

You ascended the Cross to cure my passions by the Passion of your immaculate flesh, which you willingly assumed; and so we cry to you: Glory to your power, O Lord. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀναμαρτήτου ὁ θάνατος γεγευμένος, ζωοποιοῦ τε σώματος τοῦ σοῦ ἐπαξίως, Δέσποτα νενέκρωται, ἡμεῖς δὲ βοῶμέν σοι· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

Death when it had tasted your sinless and life-giving body, Master, was rightly slain; but we cry out to you: Glory to your power, O Lord. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἀπειρογάμως ἐκυησας ὦ Παρθένε, καὶ μετὰ τόκον ὤφθης παρθενεύουσα πάλιν· ὅθεν ἀσιγήτοις φωναῖς, τὸ χαῖρέ σοὶ Δέσποινα, πίστει ἀδιστάκτῳ κραυγάζομεν.

Without knowing wedlock you bore a child, O Virgin, and after childbirth you remained still a virgin; therefore with never silent voices, Sovereign Lady, we cry to you with unwavering faith, 'Hail!' [EL]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

For Joseph the Betrothed.

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.

Ἔχων λογισμὸν ταῖς θεϊκαῖς, ὑπείκοντα προστάξεσι, καὶ καθαρὸς ὅλος γενόμενος, τὴν μόνην ἐν γυναιξί, καθαρὰν καὶ ἄμωμον, μάκαρ Ἰωσὴφ σὺ ἐμνηστεύσω, τηρῶν Παρθένον ἁγνήν, πρὸς ὑποδοχὴν τοῦ Ποιήσαντος.

O blessed Joseph, when your mind was obedient to the divine commands, and you became wholly pure, you were betrothed to Mary, who alone was pure and blameless among women, and you kept her a pure virgin, so that she could receive the Creator. [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Μόνῳ Γαβριὴλ ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ μόνῳ σοι ἀοίδιμε, μετὰ τὴν μόνην Ἀπειρόγαμον, τὸ μόνον ὑπερβολῇ, φοβερὸν μυστήριον, μάκαρ Ἰωσὴφ ἐνεπιστεύθη, τὸν μόνον φθοροποιόν, ἄρχοντα τοῦ σκότος τροπούμενον.

O renowned and blessed Joseph, the only surpassingly awesome mystery, that would triumph over the only destroyer and prince of darkness, was entrusted in heaven only to Gabriel, and, after her who knew not wedlock, only to you. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἔμψυχος ναὸς φωτοειδής, ὑπάρχων τοῦ Ποιήσαντος, ἐπιμελείᾳ θείων πράξεων, ἐκ τοῦ ἁγίου Ναοῦ, τὸν Ναὸν τὸν ἅγιον, σὺ παραλαβεῖν κατηξιώθης, τὴν μόνην ἐν γυναιξί, μάκαρ Ἰωσὴφ Ἀειπάρθενον.

O blessed Joseph, you became a luminous and animate temple of the Creator, because you were diligent in godly deeds; and you were found worthy to receive the only Ever-virgin among women from the holy temple. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Λύων τοῦ νοός σου προφανῶς, ἐπέστη ὁ ἀόρατος, ἀμφιβολίαν πᾶσαν, λέγων σοι· Μὴ φοβηθῇς Ἰωσήφ, Μαριὰμ τὴν Ἄχραντον, νῦν παραλαβεῖν· γαστρὶ γὰρ φέρει, τὸν φέροντα τῇ αὐτοῦ, θεϊκῇ δυνάμει τὰ σύμπαντα.

The invisible Archangel came to you visibly to dispel every doubt from your mind, and to say to you, "Joseph, do not be afraid now to take the immaculate Mary; for in her womb she holds the One who by His divine power holds everything." [SD]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Γένους βροτείου τὴν ἀνάπλασιν πάλαι, * ᾈδων Προφήτης Ἀββακούμ, προμηνύει, * Ἰδεῖν ἀφράστως ἀξιωθεὶς τὸν τύπον. * Νέον βρέφος γάρ, ἐξ ὄρους τῆς Παρθένου, * Ἐξῆλθε λαῶν, εἰς ἀνάπλασιν Λόγος.

Prophet Habakkuk in his ode was foretelling * mankind's remaking, when of old he was granted * to see its type in a manner past expression: * From the Virgin mountain as a newborn infant * the Logos emerged, to refashion the peoples. [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 δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Σὺ Κύριέ μου φῶς, εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἐλήλυθας, φῶς ἅγιον ἐπιστρέφον, ἐκ ζοφώδους ἀγνοίας, τοὺς πίστει ἀνυμνοῦντάς σε.

You, Lord, my light, came into the world, a holy light turning from the darkness of ignorance those who sing your praise in faith. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ Κύριε πρὸς γῆν, συμπαθῶς κατελήλυθας, σὺ ὕψωσας τὴν πεσοῦσαν, τῶν ἀνθρώπων οὐσίαν, ἐν ξύλῳ ἀναρτώμενος.

You came down to earth in your compassion, Lord; you raised up fallen human nature when you were hung upon a Tree. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ ᾖράς μου Χριστέ, τῶν πταισμάτων τὸ ἔγκλημα, σὺ ἔλυσας τὰς ὀδύνας, τοῦ θανάτου Οἰκτίρμον, τῇ θείᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου.

You have took away the accusation of my faults, O Christ; you abolished the pains of death, O Merciful, by your Resurrection. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὲ ὅπλον ἀῤῥαγές, κατ' ἐχθρῶν προβαλλόμεθα, σὲ ἄγκυραν καὶ ἐλπίδα, τῆς ἡμῶν σωτηρίας, Θεόνυμφε κεκτήμεθα.

You we thrust forward as an unbreakable weapon against foes; we have gained you as anchor and hope of our salvation, O Bride of God. [EL]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

For Joseph the Betrothed.

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.

Πραότητι λάμπων, σοφὲ Ἰωσήφ, ἐν τῇ γῇ τῶν πραέων ἐσκήνωσας, Χριστοῦ τοῦ πράου ῥήματι, Πατὴρ ὀνομασθείς, ὃν ἐν ταῖς σαῖς ἀγκάλαις, κρατήσας ἡγιάσθης, καὶ ἰδὼν ἐδοξάσθης, σάρκα βροτείαν περικείμενον.

O wise Joseph, you shone with meekness, and you were named the father of Christ who was meek in word. And now you dwell in the land of the meek. You were sanctified by holding Him in your arms; you were glorified by seeing Him wrapped in mortal flesh. [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς θείαν Νεφέλην, τὴν μόνην Ἁγνήν, ἐν τοῖς κόλποις τὸν Ἥλιον κρύπτουσαν, εἰς Αἴγυπτον μετήγαγες, ἐκ πόλεως Δαυΐδ, τὸ ταύτης λῦσαι σκότος, τῆς εἰδωλομανίας, Ἰωσὴφ μυστηρίου, ὑπὲρ κατάληψιν διάκονε.

O Joseph, as a minister of the incomprehensible mystery, you lead the Maiden who alone is pure, as if she were a divine cloud concealing the Sun in her bosom, from the city of David to Egypt, so that her Son might dispel the darkness of idolatry there. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Δίκαιος ὑπάρχων, δικαίαις ὁδοῖς, τοῦ δικαίου Δεσπότου πεπόρευσαι, τοῦ κρίναντος δικαίως σε, τοιούτῳ φοβερῷ, Παμμάκαρ μυστηρίῳ, πιστῶς καθυπουργῆσαι, τῆς ἀῤῥήτου λοχείας, δι' ἧς βροτοὶ ἐδικαιώθημεν.

All-blessed Joseph, you were righteous, and you walked in the righteous ways of the righteous Master, who rightly judged you worthy to minister faithfully to such a fearful mystery of the ineffable childbirth, by which we mortals have been justified. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Εὑρέθη ὡς ἔφη, Προφήτης Δαυΐδ, ἐν γαστρὶ ἡ Παρθένος χωρήσασα, τὸν φύσει ἀπερίγραπτον, Θεὸν Ἐμμανουήλ· ὅπερ μὴ ἐννοήσας, ὁ θεῖος ἐδιδάχθη, Ἰωσὴφ ὑπ' Ἀγγέλου, νυκτὶ καθεύδων ὁ ἀοίδιμος.

AS the Prophet said, a virgin conceived God Emmanuel in her womb, who is by nature uncircumscribable. The divine and renowned Joseph was taught this by an Angel as he slept by night, because he did not understand. [SD]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Ἐκ νυκτὸς ἔργων, ἐσκοτισμένης πλάνης * Ἱλασμὸν ἡμῖν Χριστὲ τοῖς ἐγρηγόρως, * Νῦν σοι τελοῦσιν ὕμνον, ὡς εὐεργέτῃ, * Ἔλθοις πορίζων εὐχερῆ τε τὴν τρίβον, * Καθ' ἢν ἀνατρέχοντες, εὕροιμεν κλέος.

Would that You come, O Christ, to us who once were darkened * by the night of works of error, but who offer * hymns to You wakefully now, O Benefactor. * Grant us forgiveness, and make easy the pathway. * Ascending this path may we also find glory. [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 δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Θύσω σοι, μετὰ φωνῇς αἰνέσεως Κύριε, ἡ Ἐκκλησία βοᾷ σοι, ἐκ δαιμόνων λύθρου κεκαθαρμένη, τῷ δι' οἶκτον, ἐκ τῆς πλευρᾶς σου ῥεύσαντι αἵματι.

I will sacrifice to you with a voice of praise, O Lord, the Church cries to you, cleansed from the gore of demons by the Blood which flowed through pity from your side. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνῆλθες, ἐν Σταυρῷ δυναστείαν ζωσάμενος, καὶ συμπλακεὶς τῷ τυράννῳ, ὡς Θεὸς ἐξ ὕψους κατέῤῥαξας, τὸν Ἀδὰμ δέ, ἀηττήτῳ, παλάμῃ ἀνέστησας.

Girded with power you ascended the Cross and came to grips with the tyrant, and as God hurled him from on high; but Adam you raised up with your invincible hand. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνέστης, ἐξαστράπτων ὡραῖος ἐκ τάφου Χριστέ, καὶ διεσκέδασας πάντας, τοὺς ἐχθροὺς τῇ θείᾳ σου δυναστείᾳ, καὶ τὰ πάντα, ὡς Θεός, εὐφροσύνης ἐπλήρωσας.

You rose from the tomb, O Christ, in dazzling beauty, scattered every foe by your divine power, and as God filled all things with gladness. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὢ θαῦμα, τῶν ἁπάντων θαυμάτων καινότερον! ὅτι Παρθένος ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν τὰ σύμπαντα περιέποντα, ἀπειράνδρως, συλλαβοῦσα, οὐκ ἐστενοχώρησεν.

O wonder, newer than every wonder; for a Virgin, without knowing man, conceived in her womb the One who encompasses all things but did not restrict him. [EL]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

For Joseph the Betrothed.

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.

Ξένῳ τοκετῷ, ἐκ Κόρης θεόπαιδος, τοῖς ξένοις ἡμῖν ἐπιδημήσαντα, τὸν ἀΐδιον τοῦ Πατρὸς Θεὸν λόγον, λαβὼν Ἰωσήφ, τὴν πρὸς Αἴγυπτον παμμάκαρ ξένην κάθοδον, χαίρων, σὺν αὐτῷ πεποίησαι, καθυπείκων τοῖς θείοις προστάγμασιν.

The eternal God the Logos of the Father came to us strangers by a strange birth from the Maiden Mother of God. And you, all-blessed Joseph, obeying God's instructions, took Him and joyfully made a strange journey down to Egypt with Him. [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἵστασο Θεῷ, σαρκὶ νηπιάσαντι, σοφὲ Ἰωσὴφ διακονούμενος, ὥσπερ Ἄγγελος· καὶ ἀμέσως πρός τούτου ηὐγάσθης σαφῶς, τὰς ἀκτῖνας τὰς ἀΰλους εἰσδεχόμενος, μάκαρ, καὶ φωτοειδέστατος, καὶ ψυχῇ καὶ καρδίᾳ δεικνύμενος.

O wise Joseph, You stood before God who had become an infant in the flesh, and like an Angel you ministered to Him. You were directly illumined by Him, receiving immaterial rays, and becoming wholly luminous in soul and heart, O blessed one. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὅλος ἐπαφῇ, τῇ θείᾳ πανεύφημε, καθαγιασθεὶς ψυχῇ καὶ σώματι, μεταβέβηκας, πρὸς ἀΰλους μονὰς ἁγιάζων νυνί, τοὺς τελοῦντάς σου τὴν μνήμην Δίκαιε, ὄντως, Ἰωσὴφ πανάγιε, παναγίας μνηστὴρ Θεομήτορος.

O all-lauded and truly righteous Joseph, the all-holy Betrothed of the all-holy Mother of God, you were wholly sanctified in soul and body by touching the Divine. And now that you have passed over into immaterial mansions, you sanctify those who celebrate your memory. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νέον ἐπὶ γῆς, παιδίον ἑώρακας, Παρθένου Ἁγνῆς ἀποτικτόμενον, τὸν προτέλειον, καὶ πρὸ πάντων αἰώνων ἐκφύντα Πατρός· καὶ Ἀγγέλων ἀνυμνούντων τοῦτον ἤκουσας, ἔνδον τοῦ σπηλαίου κείμενον, Ἰωσὴφ ἐπὶ φάτνης πανεύφημε.

O all-lauded Joseph, you saw on earth Him who is beyond perfection, who sprang forth of the Father before all the ages, born as a new-born child of a pure Virgin. And you heard Angels praising Him as He lay in a manger in the cave. [SD]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Ναίων Ἰωνᾶς, ἐν μυχοῖς θαλαττίοις, * Ἐλθεῖν ἐδεῖτο, καὶ ζάλην ἀπαρκέσαι. * Νυγεὶς ἐγὼ δέ, τῷ τυραννοῦντος βέλει, * Χριστὲ προσαυδῶ, τὸν κακῶν ἀναιρέτην, * θᾶττον μολεῖν σε τῆς ἐμῆς ῥαθυμίας.

Jonah, as he sat in the sea's deepest caverns, * implored to come to You and out of the tempest. * But as for me, by the tyrant's arrows wounded, * I pray You, O Christ, the Destroyer of evil, * come to me quicker than my soul's own indifference. [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. Τῶν Θεοπατόρων.

Kontakion. For the Ancestors of God.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Εὐφροσύνης σήμερον, Δαυῒδ πληροῦται ὁ θεῖος, Ἰωσήφ τε αἴνεσιν, σὺν Ἰακώβῳ προσφέρει· στέφος γὰρ τῇ συγγενείᾳ Χριστοῦ λαβόντες, χαίρουσι, καὶ τὸν ἀφράστως ἐν γῇ τεχθέντᾳ, ἀνυμνοῦσι καὶ βοῶσιν· Οἰκτίρμον σῷζε τοὺς σὲ γεραίροντας.

Filled with joy of heart today is the divine Prophet David; Joseph and Iakovos together offer up praises. They received the crown of kinship with Christ the Savior and rejoice. To Him ineffably born on earth they cry out and extol Him without ceasing, * O Lord of mercy, save us who honor You. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἀποῤῥήτῳ βουλῇ, τίκτεται σαρκὶ ὁ ἄσαρκος, περιγράφεται νῦν σώματι, ὁ ἀπερίγραπτος, καὶ σῴζει ἀτρέπτως τὰς ἄμφω οὐσίας, ἀρχὴν λαμβάνει ὁ φύσει ἄναρχος, καὶ μόνος ὑπέρχρονος, ὁρᾶται βρέφος, ὁ ὑπερτέλειος, φέρεται χερσίν, ὁ φέρων τὰ σύμπαντα. Διὸ τοὺς τούτου συγγενείᾳ σεμνυνομένους, ὡς Θεὸς στέφει τῷ ἑαυτοῦ τοκετῷ, οὓς δοξάζοντες πίστει, ἀσιγήτως ἐκβοῶμεν· Οἰκτίρμον σῷζε τοὺς σὲ γεραίροντας.

By the ineffable will, born in the flesh is the fleshless One. In body now circumscribed is the Uncircumscribed, immutably preserving both essences. An origin receives He who in nature is unoriginate and alone transcends time. As an infant is perceived He who transcends perfection. Borne in arms is He who bears the universe. Therefore as God, by His birth He crowns those who have the honor of being His kin; whom we glorify with faith, as we cry without ceasing, * O Lord of mercy, save us who honor You. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΖʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου Πρωτομάρτυρος καὶ Ἀρχιδιακόνου Στεφάνου, ἑνὸς τῶν ἑπτὰ Διακόνων.

On December 27 we commemorate the holy Apostle, Proto-Martyr, and Archdeacon Stephen, one of the Seven Deacons.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Θεοδώρου τοῦ Γραπτοῦ· ἀδελφοῦ Θεοφάνους τοῦ Ποιητοῦ.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Theodore the Inscribed, brother of Theophanes the Poet.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Θεοδώρου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Theodore, Archbishop of Constantinople.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Μαυρικίου, καὶ τῶν σὺν αὐτῷ ἑβδομήκοντα Μαρτύρων.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Maurice, and the seventy martyrs with him.

Μνήμη τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων, Ἰωσὴφ τοῦ Μνήστορος τῆς ἁγίας Παρθένου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου, Ἰακώβου, τοῦ Ἀδελφοῦ τοῦ Κυρίου, καὶ Δαυΐδ τοῦ Προφήτου καὶ βασιλέως.

We also commemorate the holy and righteous Ancestors of God: Joseph the Betrothed of our Lady the holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary; James (or Iakovos) the Brother of the Lord; and David the Prophet and king.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἁγίων σου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your saints, O God, have mercy on us and save 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 δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, Ἀβραμιαῖοι Παῖδες τῇ Περσικῇ, πόθῳ εὐσεβείας μᾶλλον ἢ τῇ φλογί, πυρπολούμενοι ἐκραύγαζον· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ Ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

The Children of Abraham in the Persian furnace, fired by love for true religion rather than by the flame, cried out: Blessed are you, O Lord, in the temple of your glory. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Πρὸς ἀφθαρσίαν, ἡ ἀνθρωπότης ἀνακέκληται, θείῳ λουσαμένη αἵματι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, εὐχαρίστως ἀναμέλπουσα· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ Ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

Washed in the divine Blood of Christ, humanity has been called back to incorruption, as it sings with thanksgiving: Blessed are you, O Lord, in the temple of your glory. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὡς ζωηφόρος, ὡς Παραδείσου ὡραιότερος, ὄντως καὶ παστάδος πάσης βασιλικῆς, ἀναδέδεικται λαμπρότερος, Χριστὲ ὁ τάφος σου, ἡ πηγὴ τῆς ἡμῶν ἀναστάσεως.

Your tomb, the source of our resurrection, has been revealed, O Christ, as bearer of life, lovelier than Paradise, and brighter than any kingly bridal chamber. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τὸ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ἡγιασμένον θεῖον σκήνωμα Χαῖρε· διὰ σοῦ γὰρ δέδοται ἡ χαρά, Θεοτόκε τοῖς κραυγάζουσιν· Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξίν, ὑπάρχεις Πανάμωμε Δέσποινα.

Sanctified and divine dwelling of the Most High, hail! For through you, Mother of God, joy has been given to those who cry: Blessed are you among women, all-blameless Lady. [EL]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

For Joseph the Betrothed.

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.

Προῤῥήσεων τὸ πέρας τῶν ἐνθέων Προφητῶν, ἑώρακας· ὃν γὰρ ἐκήρυξαν Χριστόν, ἐλευσόμενον ἐκ Κόρης ἁγνῆς, ἐψηλάφησας, καὶ βρέφος κατενόησας, ὡς καθαρὸς τὴν ψυχήν, Χριστοῦ θεράπων.

O servant of Christ, you witnessed the fulfillment of what the God-inspired Prophets foretold. For you touched the infant Christ and, being pure in soul, you perceived Him to be the One whom they proclaimed, and who was to come from a pure Maiden. [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἀμέμπτῳ πολιτείᾳ, Ἰωσὴφ κεκοσμημένος ἔνδοξε, φύλαξ ἀμέμπτου ἀληθῶς, παρθενίας ἐχρημάτισας, καὶ Πατὴρ τοῦ τικτομένου Παιδὸς κέκλησαι, μεγαλυνθεὶς τῇ σεπτῇ προσηγορίᾳ.

O glorious Joseph, adorned with a blameless way of life, you became the guardian of a truly blameless virginity; and you were called the father of the Child that was born, and you were magnified by this august title. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ῥήματι ὁ τεκταίνων οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλασσαν, κέκληται τέκτονος Υἱός, σοῦ Παμμάκαρ ἀξιάγαστε, τοῦ ἀνάρχου σε, πατρὸς ὄντως δοξάσαντος, ὡς ἱερόν ὑπουργὸν τῶν ὑπὲρ λόγον.

O all-blessed and praiseworthy Joseph, the unoriginate Father truly glorified you by making you a sacred minister of inexplicable mysteries. For His Son, who by a word framed heaven and earth and sea, is called the son of you, the carpenter. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Συμβόλοις ἱεροῖς σε, τυπουμένην Ἰωσὴφ ὁ δίκαιος, θεοχαρίτωτε ἁγνή, ἐγνωκώς ῥάβδῳ κληροῦταί σου, τὴν μνηστείαν τὴν σεπτήν, ἐπιμνησθεὶς Ἀαρών, τῆς βλαστησάσης ποτὲ ἁγίας Ῥάβδου.

O pure Maid full of the grace of God, Joseph the Righteous recognized you as the one prefigured in sacred symbols. For he obtained your honorable betrothal by lot and through a rod, and then remembered Aaron's holy rod that had budded of old. [SD]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Τῷ παντάνακτος ἐξεφαύλισαν πόθῳ, * Ἀπλητα θυμαίνοντος ἠγκιστρωμένοι, * Παῖδες τυράννου δύσθεον γλωσσαλγίαν, * Οἷς εἴκαθε πῦρ ἄσπετον, τῷ Δεσπότῃ, * Λέγουσιν· Εἰς αἰῶνας εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

As the three young men were ensnared by the longing * for the King of all, hence they disdained the tyrant's * impious chatter, though he was very angry. * The infinite fire yielded to them, who uttered, * Blessed are You, O Master, unto the ages. [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 δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Χεῖρας ἐκπετάσας Δανιήλ, λεόντων χάσματα, ἐν λάκκω ἔφραξε, πυρὸς δὲ δύναμιν ἔσβεσαν, ἀρετὴν περιζωσάμενοι, οἱ εὐσεβείας ἐρασταί, Παῖδες κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Stretching out his hands Daniel closed the jaws of the lions in the den; while the Youths, lovers of true religion, girded with virtue, quenched the power of the fire as they cried: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Χεῖρας ἐκπετάσας ἐν Σταυρῷ, τὰ ἔθνη ἅπαντα ἐπισυνήγαγες, καὶ μίαν ἔδειξας Δέσποτα, Ἐκκλησίαν ἀνυμνοῦσάν σε, τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ, συμφώνως ψάλλουσιν· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Stretching out your hands on the Cross, you gathered in all the nations, and revealed one Church, Master, which sings your praise, for those on earth and those in heaven who sing in harmony: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Λευχείμων ὡράθη γυναιξί, τῷ ἀπροσίτῳ φωτὶ τῆς Ἀναστάσεως, καταστραπτόμενος Ἄγγελος. Τί τὸν ζῶντα ἐν τῷ τάφῳ βοῶν, ἐπιζητεῖτε ὡς θνητόν, ὄντως ἡγέρθη Χριστός, ᾧ βοῶμεν· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

An Angel white as snow, blazing with the unapproachable light of the Resurrection, appeared to the women and cried out: Why do you seek the living as a mortal in the tomb: Christ has truly risen. To him let us cry: All you works, praise the Lord. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὺ μόνη ἐν πάσαις γενεαῖς, Παρθένε Ἄχραντε, Μήτηρ ἐδείχθης Θεοῦ, σὺ τῆς Θεότητος γέγονας, ἐνδιαίτημα Πανάμωμε, μὴ φλογισθεῖσα τῷ πυρί, τοῦ ἀπροσίτου φωτός· ὅθεν πάντες σέ, εὐλογοῦμεν, Μαρία Θεόνυμφε.

You alone in all generations, immaculate Virgin, were revealed as Mother of God; you became the lodging of the Godhead, O all-blameless, and were not burned by the fire of the unapproachable light; therefore we all bless you, Mary, Bride of God. [EL]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

For Joseph the Betrothed.

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.

Τίμιος ὡς ἀληθῶς ὁ θάνατός σου, κατενώπιον ὤφθη Κυρίου, Ἰωσὴφ πανόλβιε· σὺ γὰρ ὅλως ὁσιωθείς, ἀπὸ βρέφους ἱερὸς φύλαξ γεγένησαι, τῆς εὐλογημένης, μεθ' ἧς ἔμελπες· Εὐλογείτω ἡ κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O all-blessed Joseph, precious indeed was your death in the sight of the Lord, for being wholly sanctified from infancy, you became the sacred guardian of the blessed Virgin; and with her you sang: Let all creation bless the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure unto all the ages. [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἅπαντες χοροὶ τῶν Ἀσωμάτων ὄνπερ τρέμουσι Θεὸν καὶ Κτίστην Ἰωσὴφ ὁ δίκαιος, παῤῥησίᾳ πανευλαβῶς, περιπτύσσεται ὡς βρέφος καὶ ἀσπάζεται, καὶ φῶς νοητόν βοῶν κομίζεται· Εὐλογείτω ἡ κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Righteous Joseph most reverently intimately embraces and kisses as a babe Him before whom all the bodiless hosts tremble as God and Creator; and he receives noetic light as he sings: Let all creation bless the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure unto all the ages. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τέτρωσαι τῷ γλυκυτάτῳ Μάκαρ πόθῳ, καὶ ὡς Ἄγγελος τῷ σαρκωθέντι, παρεστὼς προστάξεσι, καθυπείκεις ταῖς θεϊκαῖς, δι' Ἀγγέλου ἐξ Αἰγύπτου μηνυόμενος, πρός γῆν Ἰσραὴλ ἐπανελεύσεσθαι, μέτ' αὐτοῦ τοῦ Παιδίου καὶ τῆς Μητρὸς αὐτοῦ, οἷς συνεπανῆλθες, τὸν Κύριον δοξάζων.

O blessed Joseph, you were moved with sweetest love as you stood like an angel before the incarnate God. You obeyed the divine commands made known to you through an Angel, that you should come up out of Egypt to the land of Israel with the Child and His Mother; and you returned with them, glorifying the Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νόμου τὰς σκιὰς εἶδες λυθείσας, τῇ τῆς χάριτος φωτοχυσίᾳ, φωτεινὴν νεφέλην τε τὴν Παρθένον τὸν νοητόν, ἀνατέλλουσαν σαρκί, Ἥλιον ἔβλεψας, καὶ ὥσπερ ἀστήρ πάντας ἐφώτισας, τοὺς βοῶντας σοφὲ Ἰωσὴφ ἑκάστοτε· Σὲ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, Χριστὲ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O wise Joseph, you saw the shadows of the Law dispersed when light of grace was poured out. You saw the Virgin, who like a bright cloud, made the spiritual Sun to rise in the flesh. An you, like a star, have illumined all who daily sing: O Christ, we exalt You beyond measure unto the ages. [SD]

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.

Μήτραν ἀφλέκτως εἰκονίζουσι Κόρης, * Οἱ τῆς παλαιᾶς πυρπολούμενοι νέοι, * Ὑπερφυῶς κύουσαν, ἐσφραγισμένην. * Ἄμφω δὲ δρῶσα, θαυματουργίᾳ μιᾷ, * Λαοὺς πρὸς ὕμνον ἐξανίστησι χάρις.

Standing in fire without burning, the young men * did of old portray thus the womb of the Maiden. * Remaining sealed, supernaturally it gave birth. * Grace with a single miracle-working power * did both, and rouses all the peoples to sing praise. [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

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Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ὁ Σωτὴρ καὶ ῥύστης μου, ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, ὡς Θεὸς ἀνέστησεν, ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν τοὺς γηγενεῖς, καὶ πύλας ᾅδου συνέτριψε, καὶ ὡς Δεσπότης ἀνέστη τριήμερος.

Savior and Deliverer is He who raised up from the tomb and from the bonds those born on earth, for He is God; and He destroyed Hades' bars and gates, and on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα ἐκ νεκρῶν Χριστὸν τὸν ζωοδότην, τριήμερον ἐκ τάφου, καὶ πύλας τοῦ θανάτου σήμερον συνθλάσαντα, τῇ δυνάμει τῇ αὐτοῦ, τὸν ᾅδην τε νεκρώσαντα, καὶ τὸ κέντρον τοῦ θανάτου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τὸν Ἀδὰμ σὺν τῇ Εὔᾳ ἐλευθερώσαντα, ὑμνήσωμεν πάντες οἱ γηγενεῖς, εὐχαρίστως βοῶντες αἶνον ἐκτενῶς. Αὐτὸς γὰρ ὡς μόνος κραταιὸς Θεός, καὶ Δεσπότης ἀνέστη τριήμερος.

To Him who from the dead arose, Christ the Life-Giver, on the third day from the tomb; who crushed the gates of death today by the power which is His; who slew Hades and ground away the sting of death, and rescued Adam and Eve: to Him let us all, born on earth, now sing, earnestly shouting our grateful praise. For He, alone our mighty God, on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [GKD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κοντάκιον. Τῶν Θεοπατόρων.

Kontakion. For the Ancestors of God.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Εὐφροσύνης σήμερον, Δαυῒδ πληροῦται ὁ θεῖος, Ἰωσήφ τε αἴνεσιν, σὺν Ἰακώβῳ προσφέρει· στέφος γὰρ τῇ συγγενείᾳ Χριστοῦ λαβόντες, χαίρουσι, καὶ τὸν ἀφράστως ἐν γῇ τεχθέντᾳ, ἀνυμνοῦσι καὶ βοῶσιν· Οἰκτίρμον σῷζε τοὺς σὲ γεραίροντας.

Filled with joy of heart today is the divine Prophet David; Joseph and Iakovos together offer up praises. They received the crown of kinship with Christ the Savior and rejoice. To Him ineffably born on earth they cry out and extol Him without ceasing, * O Lord of mercy, save us who honor You. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἀποῤῥήτῳ βουλῇ, τίκτεται σαρκὶ ὁ ἄσαρκος, περιγράφεται νῦν σώματι, ὁ ἀπερίγραπτος, καὶ σῴζει ἀτρέπτως τὰς ἄμφω οὐσίας, ἀρχὴν λαμβάνει ὁ φύσει ἄναρχος, καὶ μόνος ὑπέρχρονος, ὁρᾶται βρέφος, ὁ ὑπερτέλειος, φέρεται χερσίν, ὁ φέρων τὰ σύμπαντα. Διὸ τοὺς τούτου συγγενείᾳ σεμνυνομένους, ὡς Θεὸς στέφει τῷ ἑαυτοῦ τοκετῷ, οὓς δοξάζοντες πίστει, ἀσιγήτως ἐκβοῶμεν· Οἰκτίρμον σῷζε τοὺς σὲ γεραίροντας.

By the ineffable will, born in the flesh is the fleshless One. In body now circumscribed is the Uncircumscribed, immutably preserving both essences. An origin receives He who in nature is unoriginate and alone transcends time. As an infant is perceived He who transcends perfection. Borne in arms is He who bears the universe. Therefore as God, by His birth He crowns those who have the honor of being His kin; whom we glorify with faith, as we cry without ceasing, * O Lord of mercy, save us who honor You. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΖʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου Πρωτομάρτυρος καὶ Ἀρχιδιακόνου Στεφάνου, ἑνὸς τῶν ἑπτὰ Διακόνων.

On December 27 we commemorate the holy Apostle, Proto-Martyr, and Archdeacon Stephen, one of the Seven Deacons.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Θεοδώρου τοῦ Γραπτοῦ· ἀδελφοῦ Θεοφάνους τοῦ Ποιητοῦ.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Theodore the Inscribed, brother of Theophanes the Poet.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Θεοδώρου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Theodore, Archbishop of Constantinople.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Μαυρικίου, καὶ τῶν σὺν αὐτῷ ἑβδομήκοντα Μαρτύρων.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Maurice, and the seventy martyrs with him.

Μνήμη τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων, Ἰωσὴφ τοῦ Μνήστορος τῆς ἁγίας Παρθένου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου, Ἰακώβου, τοῦ Ἀδελφοῦ τοῦ Κυρίου, καὶ Δαυΐδ τοῦ Προφήτου καὶ βασιλέως.

We also commemorate the holy and righteous Ancestors of God: Joseph the Betrothed of our Lady the holy Theotokos and Virgin Mary; James (or Iakovos) the Brother of the Lord; and David the Prophet and king.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἁγίων σου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your saints, O God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

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CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Χριστοῦ Γεννήσεως Βʹ

Katavasias of Christmas II

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Mode 1.

Ἔσωσε λαόν, θαυματουργῶν Δεσπότης, * Ὑγρὸν θαλάσσης κῦμα χερσώσας πάλαι. * Ἑκὼν δὲ τεχθεὶς ἐκ Κόρης, τρίβον βατήν, * Πόλου τίθησιν ἡμῖν, ὂν κατ οὐσίαν, * Ἴσόν τε Πατρί, καὶ βροτοῖς δοξάζομεν.

Working signs of old the Master saved the people, * replacing fluid waves of the sea with dry land. * Now born of a Maid by His own will, He has made * passable a way to heaven. Him, in essence * equal to mankind and the Father, we glorify. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Νεῦσον πρὸς ὕμνους οἰκετῶν Εὐεργέτα, * Ἐχθροῦ ταπεινῶν τὴν ἐπηρμένην ὀφρύν, * Φέρων τε Παντεπόπτα τῆς ἁμαρτίας, * Ὕπερθεν ἀκλόνητον, ἐστηριγμένους, * Μάκαρ, μελῳδοὺς τῇ βάσει τῆς πίστεως.

Hearken, Benefactor, to the hymns of Your servants, * and humble the arrogant contempt of the foe. * Carry us Your musicians, all-seeing Master, * high above all sin, immovably established * firmly on the Faith's foundation, O Blessed One. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Γένους βροτείου τὴν ἀνάπλασιν πάλαι, * ᾈδων Προφήτης Ἀββακούμ, προμηνύει, * Ἰδεῖν ἀφράστως ἀξιωθεὶς τὸν τύπον. * Νέον βρέφος γάρ, ἐξ ὄρους τῆς Παρθένου, * Ἐξῆλθε λαῶν, εἰς ἀνάπλασιν Λόγος.

Prophet Habakkuk in his ode was foretelling * mankind's remaking, when of old he was granted * to see its type in a manner past expression: * From the Virgin mountain as a newborn infant * the Logos emerged, to refashion the peoples. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ἐκ νυκτὸς ἔργων, ἐσκοτισμένης πλάνης * Ἱλασμὸν ἡμῖν Χριστὲ τοῖς ἐγρηγόρως, * Νῦν σοι τελοῦσιν ὕμνον, ὡς εὐεργέτῃ, * Ἔλθοις πορίζων εὐχερῆ τε τὴν τρίβον, * Καθ' ἢν ἀνατρέχοντες, εὕροιμεν κλέος.

Would that You come, O Christ, to us who once were darkened * by the night of works of error, but who offer * hymns to You wakefully now, O Benefactor. * Grant us forgiveness, and make easy the pathway. * Ascending this path may we also find glory. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ναίων Ἰωνᾶς, ἐν μυχοῖς θαλαττίοις, * Ἐλθεῖν ἐδεῖτο, καὶ ζάλην ἀπαρκέσαι. * Νυγεὶς ἐγὼ δέ, τῷ τυραννοῦντος βέλει, * Χριστὲ προσαυδῶ, τὸν κακῶν ἀναιρέτην, * θᾶττον μολεῖν σε τῆς ἐμῆς ῥαθυμίας.

Jonah, as he sat in the sea's deepest caverns, * implored to come to You and out of the tempest. * But as for me, by the tyrant's arrows wounded, * I pray You, O Christ, the Destroyer of evil, * come to me quicker than my soul's own indifference. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Τῷ παντάνακτος ἐξεφαύλισαν πόθῳ, * Ἀπλητα θυμαίνοντος ἠγκιστρωμένοι, * Παῖδες τυράννου δύσθεον γλωσσαλγίαν, * Οἷς εἴκαθε πῦρ ἄσπετον, τῷ Δεσπότῃ, * Λέγουσιν· Εἰς αἰῶνας εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

As the three young men were ensnared by the longing * for the King of all, hence they disdained the tyrant's * impious chatter, though he was very angry. * The infinite fire yielded to them, who uttered, * Blessed are You, O Master, unto the ages. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Μήτραν ἀφλέκτως εἰκονίζουσι Κόρης, * Οἱ τῆς παλαιᾶς πυρπολούμενοι νέοι, * Ὑπερφυῶς κύουσαν, ἐσφραγισμένην. * Ἄμφω δὲ δρῶσα, θαυματουργίᾳ μιᾷ, * Λαοὺς πρὸς ὕμνον ἐξανίστησι χάρις.

Standing in fire without burning, the young men * did of old portray thus the womb of the Maiden. * Remaining sealed, supernaturally it gave birth. * Grace with a single miracle-working power * did both, and rouses all the peoples to sing praise. [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.

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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 Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

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 Ζʹ

Eothinon 7

Ἰωάννην Κʹ 1-10

John. 20:1-10

Τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἔρχεται πρωῒ σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης, εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον· καὶ βλέπει τὸν λίθον ἠρμένον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου. Τρέχει οὖν, καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον, καὶ πρὸς τὸν ἄλλον μαθητήν, ὃν ἐφίλει ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· ᾞραν τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Ἐξῆλθεν οὖν ὁ Πέτρος καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητής, καὶ ἤρχοντο εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον. Ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ· καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς προέδραμε τάχιον τοῦ Πέτρου, καὶ ἦλθε πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ παρακύψας, βλέπει κείμενα τὰ ὀθόνια· οὐ μέντοι εἰσῆλθεν. Ἔρχεται οὖν Σίμων Πέτρος ἀκολουθῶν αὐτῷ, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ θεωρεῖ τὰ ὀθόνια κείμενα· καὶ τὸ σουδάριον, ὃ ἦν ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, οὐ μετὰ τῶν ὀθονίων κείμενον, ἀλλὰ χωρὶς ἐντετυλιγμένον εἰς ἕνα τόπον. Τότε οὖν εἰσῆλθε καὶ ὁ ἄλλος μαθητὴς ὁ ἐλθὼν πρῶτος εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον, καὶ εἶδε, καὶ ἐπίστευσεν. Οὐδέπω γὰρ ᾔδεισαν τὴν Γραφήν, ὅτι δεῖ αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστῆναι. Ἀπῆλθον οὖν πάλιν πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς οἱ μαθηταί.

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him." Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying and the napkin, which had been on His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that He must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. [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· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, 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, καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πρωτομάρτυρος, καὶ Ἀρχιδιακόνου Στεφάνου, καὶ τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων, Ἰωσὴφ τοῦ Μνήστορος, Δαυῒδ τοῦ Βασιλέως, καὶ Ἰακώβου τοῦ Ἀδελφοθέου, ὧν 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; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, 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, and the holy Proto-martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, and the holy and righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James (Iakovos) the Brother of the Lord, whose memory we observe; 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 δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 4.

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 δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Λίθος ἀχειρότμητος ὄρους, ἐξ ἀλαξεύτου σου Παρθένε, ἀκρογωνιαῖος ἐτμήθη, Χριστὸς συνάψας τὰς διεστώσας φύσεις. Διὸ ἐπαγαλλόμενοι σὲ Θεοτόκε μεγαλύνομεν.

A cornerstone was cut out without hands * from a never-quarried mountain, * which prefigured you, holy Virgin. * The stone is Christ, who joined the disparate natures. * As we rejoice because of this, O Theotokos, we magnify you. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὅλον με ἀνείληφας ὅλος, ἐν συναφείᾳ ἀσυγχύτῳ, ὅλῳ μοι διδοὺς ὁ Θεός μου, τὴν σωτηρίαν διὰ τοῦ πάθους σου, ὁ ἐν Σταυρῷ ὑπέμεινας, σωματικῶς δι' εὐσπλαγχνίαν πολλήν.

The whole of you assumed the whole of me in a conjunction without confusion, giving the whole of salvation, O my God, through your suffering; which you underwent in the body on the Cross though your great compassion. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Οἱ σοὶ μαθηταὶ καθορῶντες, ἀνεῳγμένον σου τὸν τάφον, καὶ τὰς θεοφόρους σινδόνας, κεκενωμένας τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου, σὺν τῷ Ἀγγέλῳ ἔλεγον· Ὄντως ἐγήγερται ὁ Κύριος!

When your Disciples saw your opened tomb and the grave clothes, that had held God, lying emptied by your Resurrection, they said with the Angel: The Lord has risen indeed. [EL]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Trinity, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Μονάδα μὲν θείας οὐσίας, ἀλλ' ὑποστάσεων Τριάδα, πάντες οἱ πιστοὶ προσκυνοῦμεν, ἐν ἀσυγχύτοις ταῖς ὑποστάσεσιν, ἰσοσθενῆ ὁμότιμον, ἣν εὐσεβοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

All we believers worship a Unity of divine being, but a Trinity of persons, in persons without confusion it is equal in might and identical in honour, which we reverence and magnify. [EL]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μνήστορος.

For Joseph the Betrothed.

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.

Ἰσότιμος πάντων, Ἀγγέλων γεγένησαι, Προφητῶν Μαρτύρων τε, Μάκαρ καὶ τῶν σοφῶν, Ἀποστόλων συνόμιλος ὄντως· διὸ σὺν αὐτοῖς σε μακαρίζοντες, σοφὲ Ἰωσήφ, τὴν ἱεράν σου μνήμην σέβομεν.

O wise Joseph, you have become equal in honor to all the Angels and Prophets and Martyrs, and truly a companion of the wise Apostles. Therefore, O blessed man, we call you and them blessed, as we honor your sacred memory. [SD]

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς ἐκ γένους, βασιλικοῦ καταγόμενος, τὴν Ἁγνὴν Βασίλισσαν, μέλλουσαν Ἰησοῦν Βασιλέα, τίκτειν ἀποῤῥήτως, σοφὲ ἐμνηστεύσω, ὑπὲρ ἅπαντας ἐν γῇ προκριθείς, τοὺς γηγενεῖς μακαριώτατε.

O wise and most blessed Joseph, you descended from royal lineage, and you were preferred above all earthborn men, for you were betrothed to the pure Queen, who was to give birth ineffably to King Jesus. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σθενούμενος, τῇ δυναστείᾳ τοῦ Πνεύματος, ἀρεταῖς κεκόσμησαι μάκαρ, ἐν βαθυτάτῳ τε γήρᾳ, πρὸς τοὺς σοὺς μετέβης λαμπρῶς Ἰωσὴφ πατέρας, μέγιστος πατὴρ νομισθείς, τοῦ ἐκ Θεοῦ Πατρὸς ἐκλάμψαντος.

O blessed Joseph, strengthened with the Spirit's might, you adorned yourself with virtues; and in deep old age you illustriously pass on to your fathers, having been considered a great father of Him who shone forth from God the Father. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Φυλάττουσαν, τὴν παρθενίαν ἀκήρατον, τὴν Ἁγνὴν ἐφύλαξας, Λόγος ἐξ ἧς Θεὸς ἐσαρκώθη, φυλάξας Παρθένον αὐτήν, μετὰ γέννησιν ἀπόῤῥητον, μεθ' ἧς θεοφορε, Ἰωσὴφ ἡμῶν μνημόνευε.

O God-bearing Joseph, you protected the pure Maiden, who kept her virginity undefiled. From her, God the Logos was incarnate, keeping her a virgin after the ineffable childbirth. Together with her, remember us in your prayers. [SD]

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 λυτρωσαμένην, ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς κατάρας.

O my soul, magnify the ever-virgin Maid who from the curse has redeemed us.

Στέργειν μὲν ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀκίνδυνον φόβῳ, * Ῥᾶον σιωπήν, τῷ πόθῳ δὲ Παρθένε, * Ὕμνους ὑφαίνειν, συντόνως τεθηγμένους, * Ἐργῶδές ἐστιν, ἀλλὰ καὶ Μήτηρ σθένος, * Ὅση πέφυκεν ἡ προαίρεσις δίδου.

Easier for us is from fear to love silence, * free of any peril as it is, O Virgin; * whereas to weave stirring hymns out of longing * in earnest, is difficult. Therefore, O Mother, * give us strength to match our volition, we pray you. [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 Ζʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Seventh Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ὅτι ἦραν τὸν Κύριον, τῆς Μαρίας εἰπούσης, ἐπὶ τὸν τάφον ἔδραμον, Σίμων Πέτρος, καὶ ἄλλος, Μύστης Χριστοῦ, ὃν ἠγάπα, ἔτρεχον δὲ οἱ δύο, καὶ εὗρον τὰ ὀθόνια, ἔνδον κείμενα μόνα, καὶ κεφαλῆς, ἦν δὲ τὸ σουδάριον χωρὶς τούτων· διὸ πάλιν ἡσύχασαν, τὸν Χριστὸν ἕως εἶδον.

When Mary Magdalene had said * that the Lord had been taken, * to the tomb Simon Peter ran * as did the other mystic of Christ, who was the beloved. * Both of them ran together * and found the linen cloths inside * by themselves lying, and also not with these * was the napkin from His head lying rolled up. * And therefore they went back in peace * until they saw the Lord Christ. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Τῶν Θεοπατόρων.

For the Ancestors of God.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Σὺν Ἰακώβῳ μέλψωμεν, τῷ κλεινῷ θεαδέλφῳ, Δαυῒδ τὸν Θεοπάτορα, Ἰωσήφ τε τὸν θεῖον, τῆς Θεοτόκου Μνήστορα· τοῦ Χριστοῦ γὰρ τῇ θείᾳ γεννήσει καθυπούργησαν, Βηθλεὲμ ἐν τῇ πόλει, θεοπρεπῶς, μετ' Ἀγγέλων Μάγων τε καὶ ποιμένων, αὐτῷ τὸν ὕμνον ᾄδοντες, ὡς Θεῷ καὶ Δεσπότῃ.

Let us extol the memory * of God's ancestor David, * and the renowned Iakovos* Brother-of-God, and Joseph * the Theotokos' divine Betrothed. * For they rendered their service * worthy of God in Bethlehem * at the divine Nativity of the Christ, * together with Angels, Magi and shepherds * singing a hymn of praise to Him* as to their God and Master. [SD]

Τοῦ Πρωτομάρτυρος.

For the Proto-martyr.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἐπεσκέψατο ἡμᾶς.

Mode 3. Our Savior from on high.

Στέφανος σοι ὡς Βασιλεῖ, ἔμψυχος προσενήνεκται, νῦν τῆς σαρκὸς ἐκδημήσας, τῷ ἐνδημήσαντι σαρκί, Θεῷ τῷ παντοκράτορι, δι' ὃν καὶ τὸν ἀγῶνα, ἐνδόξως ἐτέλεσεν.

As he departs now from his flesh, * Stephen, in keeping with his name, * presents himself as a living * and soul-endowed crown to You as King * and God the Ruler over all, * for Whom he fought the good fight * and finished in glory. [SD]

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 3. Automelon.

Ἐπεσκέψατο ἡμᾶς, ἐξ ὕψους ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, ἀνατολὴ ἀνατολῶν, καὶ οἱ ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ, εὕρομεν τὴν ἀλήθειαν· καὶ γὰρ ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου ἐτέχθη ὁ Κύριος.

Our Savior from on high * the Orient from the East * visited us who in the dark * and shadow hitherto had lain; * now we have found the truth indeed. * And this is so because from the Virgin the Lord is born. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος δʹ.

Lauds. Mode 4.

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 δʹ.

Mode 4.

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]

Ὁ σταυρὸν ὑπομείνας καὶ θάνατον, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, παντοδύναμε Κύριε, δοξάζομέν σου τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

You endured crucifixion and death, O Lord, and resurrected from the dead. O Almighty One, we glorify Your resurrection. [SD]

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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]

Ἐν τῷ σταυρῷ σου Χριστέ, τῆς ἀρχαίας κατάρας ἠλευθέρωσας ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἐν τῷ θανάτῳ σου, τὸν τὴν φύσιν ἡμῶν τυραννήσαντα, διάβολον κατήργησας, ἐν δὲ τῇ Ἐγέρσει σου, χαρᾶς τὰ πάντα ἐπλήρωσας· διὸ βοῶμέν σοι, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

O Christ, by means of Your Cross, You have set us free from the ancient curse; and by means of Your death, You have neutralized the devil who tyrannized our nature; and by Your rising, You filled all things with joy. Therefore we shout to You, who rose from the dead, "Glory to You, O Lord." [SD]

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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]

Τῷ σῷ Σταυρῷ Χριστὲ Σωτήρ, ὁδήγησον ἡμᾶς ἐπὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου, καὶ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς, τῶν παγίδων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, ἀνάστησον ἡμᾶς πεσόντας τῇ ἁμαρτίᾳ, ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρά σου, φιλάνθρωπε Κύριε, τῇ πρεσβείᾳ τῶν Ἁγίων σου.

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, direct us to Your truth, O Christ our Savior; and deliver us from the snares of the foe. You who rose from the dead, raise us who are fallen because of sin, extending Your hand, O Lord who loves humanity, at the intercession of Your holy ones. [SD]

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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]

Τῶν πατρικῶν σου κόλπων, μὴ χωρισθεὶς μονογενὲς Λόγε τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἦλθες ἐπὶ γῆς διὰ φιλανθρωπίαν, ἄνθρωπος γενόμενος ἀτρέπτως, καὶ Σταυρὸν καὶ θάνατον ὑπέμεινας σαρκί, ὁ ἀπαθὴς τῇ Θεότητι, ἀναστὰς δὲ ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀθανασίαν παρέσχες τῷ γένει τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὡς μόνος παντοδύναμος.

Only-begotten Logos of God, while departing not from the Father's bosom, You came to earth for love of humanity, immutably becoming human; and You physically endured the Cross and death, although impassible in divinity. Having risen from the dead, You granted the human race immortality, as the only almighty One. [SD]

Τοῦ Πρωτομάρτυρος.

For the Proto-martyr.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

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]

Ἀθλοφορικὸν στέφανον, τῷ Πρωτάθλῳ οἱ πιστοὶ πλέξωμεν, ἐκ λογικῶν ἀνθέων· αὐτὸς γὰρ τὴν τῶν Μαρτύρων προητοίμασεν ὁδόν, καὶ ἐν χαρᾷ ἀνεβόα· Ἰδοὺ τοὺς οὐρανούς ἀνεῳγμένους θεωρῶ, καὶ τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐκ δεξιῶν ἑστῶτα τοῦ ἀοράτου Πατρός.

Let us the faithful plait a wreath of victory for the Protomartyr, using words instead of laurels. For he prepared the way for Martyrs. He joyfully cried out, "Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of God standing on the right hand of the unseen Father." [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 2.

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]

Ἁγιωσύνην ἐνεδύσω, Στέφανε μακάριε, Πρωτομάρτυς καὶ Πρωτοδιάκονε, τῶν Ἀγγέλων συμμέτοχε, δυσωπήθητι καὶ πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, πρὸς τὸν Σωτῆρα Κύριον τὸν ἀναμάρτητον.

O blessed Stephen, you were clothed with holiness, O Protomartyr and First Deacon, and companion of the Angels. Intercede and pray for us to our Lord and Savior, who is without sin. [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 2.

Στίχ. Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς τὰ πέρατα τῆς οἰκουμένης τὰ ῥήματα αὐτοῦ.

Verse: His proclamation went forth into all the earth, and his words to the ends of the world. [SAAS]

Πρῶτος ἐν Διακόνοις, πρῶτος καὶ ἐν Μάρτυσιν ἐδείχθης, πανάγιε Στέφανε· ὁδὸς γὰρ ἐγένου τοῖς Ἁγίοις, καὶ πολλοὺς τῷ Κυρίῳ προσήγαγες Μάρτυρας· διὸ οὐρανός σοι ἠνοίγη, καὶ Θεὸς σοι ἐφάνη. Αὐτὸν ἱκέτευε σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

You were the first of the Deacons and also the first of the Martyrs, O all-holy Stephen. You opened the way for the saints, and you brought many Martyrs to the Lord. Therefore heaven opened for you and God appeared to you. Entreat Him to save our souls. [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 2.

Στίχ. Οἱ οὐρανοὶ διηγοῦνται δόξαν Θεοῦ, ποίησιν δὲ χειρῶν αὐτοῦ ἀναγγέλλει τὸ στερέωμα.

Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows the creation of His hands. [SAAS]

Τὸν Πρωτομάρτυρα, καὶ γενναῖον τοῦ Χριστοῦ θεράποντα, Στέφανον τὸν Πρωτοδιάκονον, ἐπαξίως τιμήσωμεν. Οὗτος ἑστὼς ἐν μέσῳ παρανόμων, ἐν δεξιᾷ Πατρός, Υἱόν ἐθεάσατο.

Let us worthily honor Stephen, the First Deacon, the Protomartyr and courageous servant of Christ. For he stood in the midst of those who broke God's Law, and he saw the Son on the right hand of the Father. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Δόξα. Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Glory. For the Feast.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Αἷμα καὶ πῦρ, καὶ ἀτμίδα Καπνοῦ, τέρατα γῆς, ἃ προεῖδεν Ἰωήλ, αἷμα τὴν Σάρκωσιν· πῦρ τὴν Θεότητα· ἀτμίδα δὲ καπνοῦ, τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ Ἅγιον, τὸ ἐπελθὸν τῇ Παρθένῳ, καὶ κόσμον εὐωδιάσαν. Μέγα τὸ μυστήριον, τῆς σῆς ἐνανθρωπήσεως, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Blood and fire and a cloud of smoke, portents on earth that Joel foresaw: blood, the incarnation; fire, the divinity; and the cloud of smoke, the Holy Spirit that came upon the Virgin and filled the world with fragrance. Great is the mystery of Your becoming human! Glory to You, O Lord. [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 ἐν σπηλαίῳ γεννηθείς, καὶ ἐν φάτνῃ ἀνακλιθείς, διὰ τὴν ἡμῶν σωτηρίαν, καὶ 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, καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πρωτομάρτυρος, καὶ Ἀρχιδιακόνου Στεφάνου, καὶ τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων, Ἰωσὴφ τοῦ Μνήστορος, Δαυῒδ τοῦ Βασιλέως, καὶ Ἰακώβου τοῦ Ἀδελφοθέου, ὧν καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May He who was born in a cave and lay in a manger for our salvation, and 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, and the holy Proto-martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, and the holy and righteous Joseph the Betrothed, David the King, and James (Iakovos) the Brother of the Lord, whose memory we observe; 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.)