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Ἦχος δʹ. Τῇ Τετάρτῃ Πρωΐ

Mode 4. On Wednesday Morning

Τῇ Τετάρτῃ Πρὸ τῶν Βαΐων εἰς τὸν Ὄρθρον.

On Wednesday Before Palm Sunday at Matins

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚΑʹ ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ

Menaion - April 21

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Ἰανουαρίου καὶ τῶν σὺν αὐτῷ

Memory of the holy Hieromartyr Januarius and those with him

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Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζει τὸ πνεῦμά μου πρὸς σέ, ὁ Θεός, διότι φῶς τὰ προστάγματά σου ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

Verse 1: My spirit rises early in the morning to You, O God, for Your commands are a light upon the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Δικαιοσύνην μάθετε, οἱ ἐνοικοῦντες ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

Verse 2: Learn righteousness, you who dwell on the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. γʹ. Ζῆλος λήψεται λαὸν ἀπαίδευτον, καὶ νῦν πῦρ τοὺς ὑπεναντίους ἔδεται.

Verse 3: Jealousy will seize an untaught people; and now fire will devour the adversaries. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. δʹ. Πρόσθες αὐτοῖς κακά, Κύριε, πρόσθες αὐτοῖς κακά, τοῖς ἐνδόξοις τῆς γῆς.

Verse 4: Bring more evils on them, O Lord, bring more evils on them, on the glorious of the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Ὕμνοι Τριαδικοί

Triadic Hymns

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τὸν ἄναρχόν σου Πατέρα, καὶ σέ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ τὸ πανάγιόν σου Πνεῦμα, χερουβικῶς δοξολογεῖν τολμῶντες, λέγομεν· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Like the Cherubim we dare to glorify the unoriginate Father, and You, O Christ God, and Your all-holy Spirit, and we say: Holy, holy, holy are You our God. By the power of Your Cross save us. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς αἱ τάξεις νῦν τῶν Ἀγγέλων ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ στάσεις φόβῳ ἀνθρώπων ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἐπινίκιον ὕμνον προσφέρομέν σοι Ἀγαθέ· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Πρεσβείαις τῶν Ἁγίων σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Now like the order of Angels in heaven, and the ranks of people on earth, with we offer You a hymn of victory, O good One. Holy, holy, holy are You our God. By the intercessions of the Saints save us. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Τῶν νοερῶν σου λειτουργῶν, προσφέρειν, οἱ θνητοὶ τὸν ὕμνον τολμῶντες, λέγομεν· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Διὰ τῆς Θεοτόκου ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

We mortals dare to offer You the hymn of Your noetic ministers, and we say: Holy, holy, holy are You our God. Through the Theotokos have mercy on us. [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 19. Καὶ εὐθύς, ἄνευ μικρᾶς Συναπτῆς·

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 19. There is no litany, but immediately the following:

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Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κάθισμα Αʹ. Σταυρώσιμα.

Kathisma I. For the Cross.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἐξηγόρασας ἡμᾶς, ἐκ τῆς κατάρας τοῦ νόμου, τῷ τιμίῳ σου αἵματι, τῷ Σταυρῷ προσηλωθείς, καὶ τῇ λόγχῃ κεντηθείς, τὴν ἀθανασίαν ἐπήγασας ἀνθρώποις. Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

You ransomed us from the curse of the Law by Your precious Blood. You were nailed to the Cross, and You were pierced with a spear, and You gushed forth immortality for humanity. Our Savior, glory to You! [SD]

Στίχ. Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

Verse: Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet; for He is holy. [SAAS]

Ἦχος δʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 4. Automelon.

Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε, πρὶν δουλωθῆναι ἡμᾶς, ἐχθροῖς βλασφημοῦσί σε, καὶ ἀπειλοῦσιν ἡμῖν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν· ἄνελε τῷ Σταυρῷ σου, τοὺς ἡμᾶς πολεμοῦντας· γνώτωσαν πῶς ἰσχύει, Ὀρθοδόξων ἡ πίστις, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

Come quickly, O Lord, and prevent us from being enslaved * to foes who speak blasphemies against You, Christ our God, * and boastingly threaten us. * Annihilate by the power * of Your Cross those who fight us. * Let them know how the faith of the Orthodox has power, * accepting Your Mother's prayers for us in Your love of man. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Σταυροθεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Stavrotheotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Παρθένε πανάμωμε, Μήτηρ Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ῥομφαία διῆλθέ σου, τὴν παναγίαν ψυχήν, ἡνίκα σταυρούμενον, ἔβλεψας ἑκουσίως, τὸν Υἱὸν καὶ Θεόν σου, ὅν περ εὐλογημένη, δυσωποῦσα μὴ παύσῃ, συγχώρησιν πταισμάτων, ἡμῖν δωρήσασθαι.

O Mother of Christ our God, all-blameless Virgin most pure, * as Symeon told, a sword pierced through your all-holy soul * when you saw your Son and God * crucified by transgressors of His own will, O Lady. * Cease not to importune Him, * that He grant the forgiveness * of failings to us your servants, * O only most-blessed one. [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 11. Μεθ' ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 11. It would be followed by the short litany.

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Kathisma II. From the Triodion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τὸν λίθον τοῦ μνήματος.

Mode 2.

Ὡς λίθῳ βαρούμενος, ταῖς πολλαῖς ἁμαρτίαις, ἐν τάφῳ κατάκειμαι, ἀμελείας Οἰκτίρμον, ἐξ οὗ με ἀνάγαγε, εὔσπλαγχνε Κύριε.

Weighed down by many sins as by a stone, I lie in the tomb of negligence: but lead me up from there, O merciful and compassionate Lord. [KW]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Σταυροθεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Stavrotheotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Εὐσπλαγχνίας ὑπάρχουσα.

Mode 2.

Τῷ τιμίῳ Σταυρῷ τοῦ Υἱοῦ σου, φυλαττόμενοι Δέσποινα ἁγνὴ Θεοτόκε, πᾶσαν προσβολὴν τοῦ πολεμήτορος, ἅπαντες ῥαδίως ἐκτρεπόμεθα· διό σε καταχρέως δοξάζομεν, ὡς Μητέρα τοῦ φωτός, καὶ μόνην ἐλπίδα τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Guarded by the precious Cross of thy Son, O pure Lady and Theotokos, easily we turn aside all the assaults of the adversary. Therefore, as is right, we glorify thee, for thou art the Mother of the Light and the only hope of our souls. [KW]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 12. Μεθ' ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 12. It would be followed by the short litany.

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κάθισμα Γʹ. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Kathisma III. From the Triodion.

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. (NM) Gabriel marvelled.

Σήμερον Λάζαρος, θανὼν ἐνθάπτεται, καὶ θρῆνον ᾄδουσιν, αἱ τούτου σύγγονοι, ὡς δὲ προγνώστης καὶ Θεός, τὸ πάθος προηγόρευσας, Λάζαρος κεκοίμηται, τοῖς Μαθηταῖς προφθεγγόμενος· ἀλλὰ νῦν ἀπέρχομαι, ἀναστῆσαι ὃν ἔπλασα. Διό σοι πάντες βοῶμεν· Δόξα τῷ κράτει τῆς ἰσχύος σου.

Today dead Lazarus is buried, and his sisters sing in lamentation: but Thou, in Thy divine foreknowledge, hast predicted what should come to pass. 'Lazarus sleeps,' Thou hast prophesied to Thy disciples, 'but I go to raise up him whom I created.' Therefore we all cry to Thee: Glory to Thy mighty power. [KW]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Σταυροθεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Stavrotheotokion.

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. (NM) Gabriel marvelled.

Ἡ ἀπειρόγαμος, ἁγνὴ καὶ Μήτηρ σου, Χριστὲ ὁρῶσά σε, νεκρὸν κρεμάμενον, ἐπὶ τοῦ ξύλου μητρικῶς, θρηνολογοῦσα ἔλεγε· Τί σοι ἀνταπέδωκε, τῶν Ἑβραίων ὁ ἄνομος, δῆμος καὶ ἀχάριστος, ὁ πολλῶν καὶ μεγάλων σου, Υἱέ μου δωρεῶν ἀπολαύσας; Ὑμνῶ σου τὴν θείαν συγκατάβασιν.

Thy pure and Virgin Mother, when she saw Thee hanging dead upon the Cross, O Christ, lamented with a mother's grief and said: 'What have the lawless and ungrateful people of the Hebrews given Thee, O my Son, in return for the many and great gifts which Thou hast granted them? I sing in praise of Thy divine self-emptying.' [KW]

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Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (3)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου. Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου, καὶ απὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διὰ παντός. Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι. Ραντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι. Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην· ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα. Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον. Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου. Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ το Πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ. Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με. Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι. Ρῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου. Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου. Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις. Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἱερουσαλήμ. Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα. Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me. Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged. For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me. Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow. You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice. Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit. I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness. O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built; then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings; then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. [SAAS]

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PRIEST

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 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 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.)

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Note that, because AGES does not yet have access to a full Menaion in English, we are using a general canon for today's commemoration, which differs from the Menaion canon in Greek. This may result in differences in the Heirmoi and the mode of the Magnificat.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾄσωμεν· ἐνδόξως γὰρ δεδόξασται.

Verse: Let us sing to the Lord, for He is greatly glorified.

Τριστάτας κραταιούς, ὁ τεχθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, ἀπαθείας ἐν βυθῷ, ψυχῆς τὸ τριμερές, καταπόντισον δέομαι, ὅπως σοι ὡς ἐν τυμπάνῳ τῇ νεκρώσει τοῦ σώματος, ἐπινίκιον ᾄσω μελῴδημα.

Come, you peoples, let us sing a song to Christ God, who parted the sea and guided the people that he had brought up from the slavery of the Egyptians, for he has been glorified. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Συνὼν ταῖς στρατιαῖς, τῶν ἀΰλων, Ἀγγέλων, καὶ μεθέξει φωτισμοῦ, ἀδύτου τὴν ψυχήν, ἱερῶς φωτιζόμενος, φώτισόν μου τὴν καρδίαν, τὴν φωσφόρον σου σήμερον, ἑορτὴν εὐφημοῦντος μακάριε.

Come believers, let us all clap our hands and celebrate with songs inspired the Martyrs' contests, as we glorify Christ, for he has been glorified. [EL]

Στίχ. Κύριος βασιλεύων τῶν αἰώνων, καὶ ἐπ' αἰῶνα, καὶ ἔτι. Ὅτι εἰσῆλθεν ἵππος Φαραὼ σὺν ἅρμασι καὶ ἀναβάταις εἰς θάλασσαν.

Verse: The Lord reigns forever and ever and ever. For Pharaoh's horses went with his chariots and horsemen into the sea. [SAAS]

Ὑπῆρξας ἐκ παιδός, ἱερώτατος ὅλως, ἀρεταῖς συναυξηθείς, καὶ χρῖσμα ἱερόν, εἰληφὼς ἱεράτευσας, Ὅσιε λαὸν ποιμάνας, μαρτυρίου δὲ αἵματι, λαμπρυνθεὶς ὑπέρ ἥλιον ἔλαμψας.

Come believers, let us all clap our hands and celebrate with songs inspired the Martyrs' contests, as we glorify Christ, for he has been glorified. [EL]

Στίχ. Οἱ δὲ υἱοὶ Ἰσραὴλ ἐπορεύθησαν διὰ ξηρᾶς ἐν μέσῳ τῆς θαλάσσης.

Verse: But the children of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. [SAAS]

Στρατὸς φωτοειδής, ἱερώτατος δῆμος, συναλθεῖ σοι καρτερῶς, σοφὲ Ἱερουργὲ μεθ' ὧν πᾶσαν διέλυσας, ὄφεως μηχανουργίαν, ὑπομείνας πολύπλοκα, ῥωμαλέῳ φρονήματι βάσανα.

The Saviour's trophy, the invincible panoply of the Cross, has been revealed to us as a divine weapon and a source of pride, through which the victors have been crowned. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῖς ἴχνεσι Χριστοῦ, τοῦ μεγάλου καὶ πρώτου, ἀρχιποίμενος Σοφέ, ἑπόμενος βαφαῖς, μαρτυρίου ἐφαίδρυνας, σοῦ τῆς ἀρχιερωσύνης, τὴν στολήν· διὰ τοῦτό σε, διανοίας τιμῶμεν εὐθύτητι.

The persecutors of true religion laid out sword, fire, pit, cross and death for the revered Martyrs, and drove them on towards the better life. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μακάριος ἐστίν, ὁ λαὸς Θεοτόκε, ὁ δοξάζων σε Θεοῦ, Μητέρα ἀψευδῆ, καὶ ἀεὶ μακαρίζων σε, ἄχραντε, καθὼς προεῖπας, ἱερῶς προφητεύουσα, ὁπηνίκα Χριστὸν ἔνδον ἔφερες.

You gave birth to the heavenly bread of life incarnate, O All-pure, the empersonned Word of the Begetter; and so the ranks of Martyrs glorify you. [EL]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε, καὶ σὲ ὑμνεῖ τὸ πνεῦμά μου.

Verse: Holy are You, O Lord, and my spirit praises You.

Τόξον δυνατῶν ἠσθένησε, καὶ οἱ ἀσθενοῦντες, περιεζώσαντο δύναμιν· διὰ τοῦτο ἐστερεώθη, ἐν Κυρίῳ ἡ καρδία μου.

On the rock of the faith you have established me and broadened my mouth against my enemies; for my spirit was glad when it sang: None is holy but our God, and none is righteous but you, O Lord! [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Αἴγλῃ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, περιηνθισμένος, μέσον καμίνου ἐχόρευες, Νεανίας τοὺς πρὶν ὁσίους, Παμμακάριστε μιμούμενος.

Empowered by your divine passion the right-victorious Martyrs destroyed the godlessness of error with its many gods; with faith they cried: You are our God, and none is holy but you, O Lord! [EL]

Στίχ. Ἐστερεώθη ἡ καρδία μου ἐν Κυρίῳ, ὑψώθη κέρας μου ἐν Θεῷ μου, ἐπλατύνθη ἐπ' ἐχθρούς μου τὸ στόμα μου, εὐφράνθην ἐν σωτηρίῳ σου.

Verse: My heart is strengthened in the Lord; my horn is exalted in my God. I smile at my enemies; I rejoice in Your salvation. [SAAS]

Αἴγλῃ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, περιηνθισμένος, μέσον καμίνου ἐχόρευες, Νεανίας τοὺς πρὶν ὁσίους, Παμμακάριστε μιμούμενος.

Empowered by your divine passion the right-victorious Martyrs destroyed the godlessness of error with its many gods; with faith they cried: You are our God, and none is holy but you, O Lord! [EL]

Στίχ. Ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἅγιος, ὡς ὁ Κύριος, καὶ οὐκ ἔστι δίκαιος, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἅγιος πλήν σου.

Verse: Because no one is holy like the Lord, no one is righteous like our God, no one is holy but You. [SAAS]

Τάξεις ἱερῶν δυνάμεων, μέσον τῆς καμίνου, σὺν σοὶ θεόφρον ἐχόρευον, μεθ' ὧν ὕμνεις τὸν Εὐεργέτην, διαμένων ἀκατάφλεκτος.

Sprinkled with drops of godly blood you did not share in the sacrifices of demons; you were offered as a sacrifice to the Lord, as whole burnt offerings as you cried: None is holy but you, O Lord! [EL]

Στίχ. Μὴ καυχᾶσθε καὶ μὴ λαλεῖτε ὑψηλὰ εἰς ὑπεροχήν, μηδὲ ἐξελθέτω μεγαλοῤῥημοσύνη ἐκ τοῦ στόματος ὑμῶν.

Verse: Do not boast nor speak of high things; let no arrogance come from your mouth. [SAAS]

Ἔχων τὸν Χριστὸν ὑπέρμαχον, μέσον τῶν τυράννων, ἑστὼς ἀπτόητος ἔμεινας, καὶ βασάνους καθυπομείνας, Μάρτυς ὤφθης ἐνδοξότατος.

Keeping you wholly dwelling in their hearts the Champions made clear true religion as they cried: None is holy as our God; and none is righteous but you, O Lord! [EL]

Στίχ. Ὅτι Θεὸς γνώσεων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς ἑτοιμάζων ἐπιτηδεύματα αὐτοῦ.

Verse: For the Lord is the God of knowledge; and God is preparing His actions. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ῥῆξον τὰς σειρὰς Θεόνυνφε, τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, ἡ τὰ δεσμὰ διαῤῥήξασα, τὰ τοῦ ᾍδου τῷ τοκετῷ σου, καὶ χαρᾶς πάντα πληρώσασα.

We honour you, alone virgin after childbirth, as assurance of the Godhead of your offspring, as we cry to your Son: None is holy as our God; and none is righteous but you, O Lord! [EL]

(διαβαστά)

(read)

Στίχοι Ἐνδιάμεσοι Τρίτης Ὠδῆς.

Intermediate Verses of Ode Three.

Τόξον δυνατῶν ἠσθένησε, καὶ οἱ ἀσθενοῦντες περιεζώσαντο δύναμιν.

He weakened the bow of mighty men, and those who are weak are girded with strength. [SAAS]

Πλήρεις ἄρτων ἠλαττώθησαν, καὶ οἱ πεινῶντες παρῆκαν γῆν, ὅτι στεῖρα ἔτεκεν ἑπτά, καὶ ἡ πολλὴ ἐν τέκνοις ἠσθένησε.

Those who were full of bread were made empty, and the hungry have forsaken the land. The barren woman has borne seven, and she who has many children has become feeble.

Κύριος θανατοῖ καὶ ζωογονεῖ, κατάγει εἰς ᾅδου καὶ ἀνάγει.

The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to Hades and raises up.

Κύριος πτωχίζει καὶ πλουτίζει, ταπεινοῖ καὶ ἀνυψοῖ.

The Lord makes poor and rich; He brings low and lifts up.

Ἀνιστᾷ ἀπὸ γῆς πένητα, καὶ ἀπὸ κοπρίας ἐγείρει πτωχόν, τοῦ καθίσαι αὐτὸν μετὰ δυναστῶν λαοῦ, καὶ θρόνον δόξης κατακληρονομῶν αὐτοῖς.

He raises the poor from the earth. He lifts the needy from the dung heap, to set them among princely people and make them inherit a throne of glory. [SAAS]

(ἐμμελῶς)

(sung)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Στειρωθέντα μου τὸν νοῦν.

Ode iii. Mode 2. (NM) O God, the husbandman.

Στίχ. Διδοὺς εὐχὴν τῷ εὐχομένῳ, καὶ εὐλόγησεν ἔτη δικαίου.

Verse: The One who gives a prayer to the one praying, He blesses with righteous years. [SAAS]

Τῇ δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ, δυναμώσας μου τὸν νοῦν, ἐξασθενοῦντα, προσβολαῖς πονηραῖς, πρὸς τὸ θέλημα τὸ σόν, ἴθυνον Κύριε.

Through the power of the Cross strengthen my mind that is weakened by the assaults of the evil one, and guide me, O Lord, to the performance of Thy will. [KW]

Στίχ. Κύριος ἀσθενῆ ποιήσει τὸν ἀντίδικον αὐτοῦ, Κύριος ἅγιος.

Verse: The Lord makes His adversaries weak; the Lord is holy. [SAAS]

Ῥαθυμίας νυσταγμῷ, ἐπὶ κλίνης ἡδονῶν, καθεύδοντά με, διανάστησον Χριστέ, καὶ τῶν σῶν προσκυνητήν, Παθῶν ἀνάδειξον.

Sunk in the drowsiness of sloth, I lie sleeping on the bed of pleasure. Raise me up, O Christ, and make me a worshipper at Thy Passion. [KW]

Στίχ. Μὴ καυχάσθω ὁ σοφὸς ἐν τῇ σοφίᾳ αὐτοῦ, καὶ μὴ καυχάσθω ὁ δυνατὸς ἐν τῇ δυνάμει αὐτοῦ, καὶ μὴ καυχάσθω ὁ πλούσιος ἐν τῷ πλούτῳ αὐτοῦ.

Verse: Let not the man of learning boast in his understanding, nor let the man of might boast in his might, nor let the man of riches boast in his riches. [SAAS]

Λαμπρυνθέντες τὰς ψυχάς, τῇ νηστείᾳ καθαροί, προσυπαντῆσαι, ἐπειχθῶμεν Χριστῷ, πρὸς τὴν Ἱερουσαλήμ, ἐπιδημοῦντι σαρκί.

With our souls cleansed and illumined by fasting, let us make haste to meet Christ as He comes incarnate to Jerusalem. [KW]

Στίχ. Ἀλλ' ἢ ἐν τούτῳ καυχάσθω ὁ καυχώμενος, ἐν τῷ συνιεῖν καὶ γινώσκειν τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ποιεῖν κρῖμα καὶ δικαιοσύνην ἐν μέσῳ τῆς γῆς.

Verse: Only let the one who boasts boast in this: to understand and to know the Lord and to do justice and righteousness in the midst of the earth. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Μὴ φλεχθεῖσα τῷ πυρί, τῆς Θεότητος Ἁγνή, κατάφλεξόν μου, τὰς ὑλώδεις ὁρμάς, τῶν παθῶν ὅπως πιστῶς, ἀεὶ δοξάζω σε.

O pure Virgin, who wast not burnt by the fire of the Godhead, burn up the material impulses of my passions, that I may for ever glorify Thee with faith. [KW]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Στεῖρα ψυχή

Ode iii. Mode 3. (NM) O barren and infertile soul.

Στίχ. Κύριος ἀνέβη εἰς οὐρανούς, καὶ ἑβρόντησεν, αὐτὸς κρινεῖ ἄκρα γῆς, δίκαιος ὢν.

Verse: The Lord went up into the heaven and thundered. The Lord judges the ends of the earth. [SAAS]

Τὴν σήμερον ὁ Λάζαρος, θανὼν οὐκ ἔλαθε, τὸ παντέφορον ὄμμα Ἰησοῦ· διὸ ἐκφράζει τοῦτο τοῖς Μαθηταῖς βοῶν· Ὅτι Λάζαρος ὁ φίλος κεκοίμηται, ἀναστῆσαι ἥκω αὐτόν.

The death of Lazarus this day did not escape the all-seeing eye of Jesus, but He spoke of it to His disciples, crying: 'My friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to raise him.' [KW]

Στίχ. Καὶ δώσει ἰσχὺν τοῖς βασιλεῦσιν ἡμῶν, καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας χριστῶν αὐτοῦ.

Verse: He gives strength to our leaders, and He will exalt the horn of His Christ. [SAAS]

Πρὸς Ἰουδαίαν Κύριε, πάλιν ἀπαίρειν εἰπών, τοὺς Μαθητὰς ἐφόβησας, ἀλλʹ εὐθαρσῶς ὁ Θωμὰς ἐκβοᾷ. Ζωή ἐστιν ἄγωμεν· καὶ γὰρ ἂν θνηξώμεθα, αὖθις ἀναζήσωμεν.

'Let us go into Judaea again,' Thou hast said, O Lord, and Thy words filled the disciples with fear. But Thomas boldly cried aloud: 'He is the Life, let us go also; for if we die, we shall return to life again.' [KW]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Τριὰς ἡ Ὁμοούσιος, ὁ παντοκράτωρ Πατήρ, ὁ Υἱὸς ὁ συνάναρχος, σὺν τῷ συνθρόνῳ θείῳ Πνεύματι, ἡ μία προσκύνησις, Θεότης ἡ ἄκτιστος, σὲ ὑμνοῦμεν πάντες βροτοί.

O Trinity one in Essence, Almighty Father, coeternal Son and Spirit of God that shares their throne, uncreated Godhead worshipped in Unity: with all mortal men we sing Thy praises. [KW]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Παρθενομῆτορ ἄχραντε, ἡ ῥίζα τοῦ Ἱεσσαί, ἐξ ἧς Χριστὸς ἀνέτειλε, τὸ ζωηφόρον ἄνθος τῶν γηγενῶν, διʹ ἧς ἐλυτρώθημεν, φθορᾶς καὶ θνητότητος, Σὲ ὑμνοῦμεν πάντες Ἁγνή.

O Virgin Mother undefiled, Thou art the root of Jesse from which has sprung Christ the Flower that brings life to all on earth. Through thee we are delivered from corruption and mortality, and we all sing thy praises, O pure Lady. [KW]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Χαῖρε Σιών, νῦν ἔρχεται, ὁ Βασιλεὺς σου πραΰς, ὡς ὁ Προφήτης κέκραγε, καὶ ἄγει πῶλος τοῦτον σωματικῶς, τὸν ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ, τὸ πᾶν περιέχοντα· ᾌσωμεν τῷ κράτει αὐτοῦ.

Rejoice, O Zion! Now thy King comes, as the Prophet proclaimed: He is meek, and the foal of an ass carries Him in the body, though He holds all creation in His hand. Let us sing to His power. [KW]

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος γʹ.

Heirmos (NM). Mode 3.

Στεῖρα ψυχὴ καὶ ἄγονε, κτῆσαι καρπὸν εὐκλεῆ, εὐτεκνουμένη βόησον· Ἐστερεώθην διὰ σοῦ ὁ Θεός, οὔκ ἐστιν ἅγιος, οὔκ ἐστι δίκαιος, πλὴν σοῦ Κύριε.

O barren and infertile soul, bear a crop of glorious fruit and cry with joy: Thou hast firmly established me, O God; there is none holy and none righteous save Thee, O Lord. [KW]

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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. N/M (You who were lifted.)

Ἱερωσύνης τὴν στολὴν ἐπιχρώσας, ταῖς τῶν αἱμάτων σου βαφαῖς λαμπροτέραν, περιφανῶς ἀπέδειξας θεράπον Χριστοῦ· ὅθεν ἀνελήλυθας, εἰς μονὰς αἰωνίους, βρύων τοῖς τιμῶσί σε, ἰαμάτων πελάγη, καὶ ἱκετεύων πάντοτε Θεόν, πᾶσι δοθῆναι πταισμάτων συγχώρησιν.

The noble soldiers of Christ struggled bravely with Beliar; drowned him completely in the streams of their blood; for crushed by stones, cut with swords, burned by fire and flung into water they appeared manifestly wearing crowns of victory; therefore they are honoured and glorified with faith. [EL]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Σταυροθεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Stavrotheotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. N/M (You who were lifted.)

Τὸν ἐξ ἀνάρχου τοῦ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντα, ἡ ἐπ' ἐσχάτων σε σαρκὶ τετοκυῖα, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ κρεμάμενον ὁρῶσα Χριστέ. Οἴμοι! ἀνεκραύγαζε, ποθεινότατον τέκνον· τί σοι ἀνταπέδωκε, τῶν Ἑβραίων ὁ δῆμος; Ἀλλὰ ἀνάστηθι καὶ σῷζε τοὺς εἰς σέ, πεπιστευκότας ὡς μόνος φιλάνθρωπος.

The all-blameless Lamb and Virgin, when with grief of soul she saw the Son she had borne stretched out upon a Cross, was amazed and cried out: Where, my Child, so dearly loved, is the memory of your gifts and wonders, which the ungrateful people has enjoyed? But now you suffer all this to save the race of mortals and I hymn your compassion. [EL]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου, Κύριε.

Verse: Glory to Your strength, O Lord.

Δι' ἀγάπησιν οἰκτίρμον, τῆς σῆς εἰκόνος ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ σου ἔστης, καὶ ἐτάκησαν τὰ ἔθνη· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἰσχύς μου καὶ ὕμνησις.

I heard the report of your dispensation, Lord, and I glorified you, only lover of humankind. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Πάντες Σῶσσον τὸν λευΐτην καὶ ἀθλοφόρον, τὸν ἱερόν τε Φαῦστον, Πρόκουλόν τε τὸν μέγαν, καὶ τὸν Δισιδέριον, συμφώνως τιμήσωμεν.

Your Champions imitated your passion, O Dispassionate, as they eagerly gave themselves over to death. [EL]

Στίχ. Κύριος ὁ Θεός μου δύναμίς μου, καὶ τάξει τοὺς πόδας μου εἰς συντέλειαν.

Verse: The Lord God is my strength; He will direct my feet to the end. [SAAS]

Νυσταγμὸν τῆς ἀσεβείας Πρόκουλε Μάρτυς, σὺ μὴ νυστάξας ὅλως, ἐγρηγόρσεσι θείαις, πᾶσαν κατεκοίμισας, ἀθέων κακόνοιαν.

Your Champions imitated your passion, O Dispassionate, as they eagerly gave themselves over to death. [EL]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ὑψηλὰ ἐπιβιβᾷ με, τοῦ νικῆσαί με ἐν τῇ ᾠδῇ αὐτοῦ.

Verse: He will set me upon high places, so to conquer by His song. [SAAS]

Ὅλως θείαις εὐτυχήσας καλῶν ἰδέαις, καὶ μαρτυρίου φέγγει ἀπαστράψας ὡραίως, μέγιστε Εὐτύχιε, Θεῷ εὐηρέστησας.

Accept your Athletes as they intercede, and at their prayers give us release from faults and from temptations. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Νέον ὥσπερ Δανιὴλ σε, θηρῶν ἐν μέσῳ, σὺν τοῖς συνάθλοις σῴζει, ἀβλαβῆ ἐκβληθέντα ὦ Ἰανουάριε, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν.

All the error of demons has been silenced, O Christ, for the Martyrs proclaimed you as indeed the true God. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μεγαλύνωμεν τὴν μόνην εὐλογημένην, δι' ἧς μεγάλως πάντας, ἐπευλόγησεν ὄντως, ὁ πανυπεράγαθος, ἐκ ταύτης σαρκούμενος.

The Athletes honoured you, Sovereign Lady, as Mother of God, proclaiming your Son to be God incarnate. [EL]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, εἰρήνην δὸς ἡμῖν.

Verse: O Lord our God, grant us peace.

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

O Lord, the giver of light and maker of the ages, guide us by the light of commands, for we know no other but you. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Αἵματι ἱερῷ, τὴν στολήν σου Πανόλβιε, ἐτέλεσας λαμπροτέραν, καὶ ναὸν πρὸς τὸν ἄνω, ὡς ἱερεὺς ἐλήλυθας.

The Champions, O Christ, have now clothed themselves in a most fair robe, devoutly empurpled with the blood of martyrdom and cloaked in your grace. [EL]

Στίχ. Ἀναστήσονται οἱ νεκροί, καὶ ἐγερθήσονται οἱ ἐν τοῖς μνημείοις, καὶ εὐφρανθήσονται οἱ ἐν τῇ γῇ

Verse: The dead shall rise up; and those in the tombs shall arise. Those in the earth shall be glad. [SAAS]

Αἵματι ἱερῷ, τὴν στολήν σου Πανόλβιε, ἐτέλεσας λαμπροτέραν, καὶ ναὸν πρὸς τὸν ἄνω, ὡς ἱερεὺς ἐλήλυθας.

The Champions, O Christ, have now clothed themselves in a most fair robe, devoutly empurpled with the blood of martyrdom and cloaked in your grace. [EL]

Στίχ. Ἡ γὰρ δρόσος ἡ παρὰ σοῦ ἴαμα αὐτοῖς ἐστιν, ἡ δὲ γῆ τῶν ἀσεβῶν πεσεῖται.

Verse: For your dew is a healing for them, but the land of the ungodly shall come to an end. [SAAS]

Ῥεῦσαν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὸ πολύτιμον αἷμά σου, γεγένηται ἰαμάτων ποταμός, παθημάτων, ξηραίνων Πάτερ ῥεύματα.

The grace and mercy of almighty God crown the athletes, for in accordance with their love he gave them strength through which were revealed as victors. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τὸν ἄδικον κριτήν, τυφλωθέντα ἐντεύξει σου, ἐφώτισας εὐσπλαγχνίαν, τοῦ Δεσπότου τῶν ὅλων, μιμούμενος, πανόλβιε.

You gave the champions the Cross as a rod of power, and made them rule over their enemies; and so we sing the praise of your divinity, O Christ. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑμνοῦμέν σε δι' ἧς, τοῖς ἐν σκότει φῶς ἄδυτον, ἀνέτειλε Θεοτόκε, ὁ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης, καὶ πόθῳ μακαρίζομεν.

Descended from David you gave birth to a sacrificing priest, the Christ; therefore, pure Maiden, now that the priesthood is changed, it is necessary that there be a change of law. [EL]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Ὡς τὸν προφήτην Ἰωνᾶν, σῶσον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε.

Verse: Save us, O Lord, like You saved the Prophet Jonah.

Ἦλθον εἰς τὰ βάθη τῆς θαλάσσης, καὶ κατεπόντισέ με, καταιγὶς πολλῶν ἁμαρτημάτων, ἀλλ' ὡς Θεὸς ἐκ φθορᾶς ἀνάγαγε, τὴν ζωήν μου ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

A final abyss of sins has surrounded me, but as you did the Prophet Jonas, Lord, Lord, bring me up from corruption. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Ῥήμασι σημεῖα θεωρήσας, δῆμός σε παρανόμων, ἐργαζόμενον Ἱερομύστα, τῷ Ποιητῇ, ἐκ ψυχῆς προσέρχεται, παραδόξως φωτιζόμενος.

Let the spiritual sound of the trumpet fittingly ring out, as the heart from rational lips utters a hymn and sings the struggles of the martyrs. [EL]

Στίχ. Φυλασσόμενοι μάταια καὶ ψευδῆ, ἔλεον αὐτοῖς ἐγκατέλιπον.

Verse: Those who follow vanity and lies forsake their own mercy. [SAAS]

Ῥήμασι σημεῖα θεωρήσας, δῆμός σε παρανόμων, ἐργαζόμενον Ἱερομύστα, τῷ Ποιητῇ, ἐκ ψυχῆς προσέρχεται, παραδόξως φωτιζόμενος.

Let the spiritual sound of the trumpet fittingly ring out, as the heart from rational lips utters a hymn and sings the struggles of the martyrs. [EL]

Στίχ. Ὅσα ηὐξάμην ἀποδώσω σοι εἰς σωτηρίαν μου τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Verse: As much as I vowed, I shall offer up to You, to You, the Lord of Deliverance. [SAAS]

Ὤφθης καὶ πρὸ τέλους Ἱεράρχα, καὶ μετὰ θεῖον τέλος, ἐργαζόμενος πλῆθος θαυμάτων, τὴν δωρεάν, τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, ἀπὸ βρέφους κομισάμενος.

The hearts of the godless and hostile have been wounded, for Christ, stretching the Cross taut like a bow, has discharged the Martyrs as sharpened arrows. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Νῦν ἱερωτάτῃ συμφωνίᾳ, Φαῦστον καὶ Σῶσσον πάντες, Δισιδέριον σὺν Εὐτυχίῳ, καὶ τῷ σοφῷ Ἀκουτίῳ μέλψωμεν, καὶ Προκούλῳ τοὺς θεόφρονας.

With the weapons of justice and faith the noble Martyrs armed themselves for a contest with spiritual foes, and completely destroyed them. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐπ' εὐεργεσίᾳ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, σῶν ἐξ ἁγνῶν αἱμάτων, σεσωμάτωται ὁ Θεὸς Λόγος, ὃν ἐκτενῶς, Θεομῆτορ αἴτησαι, τοῦ σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Save your servants from dangers, O Mother of God, for after God we all have recourse to you, as an unbreachable wall and protection. [EL]

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Ἦλθον εἰς τὰ βάθη τῆς θαλάσσης, καὶ κατεπόντισέ με, καταιγὶς πολλῶν ἁμαρτημάτων, ἀλλ' ὡς Θεὸς ἐκ φθορᾶς ἀνάγαγε, τὴν ζωήν μου ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

A final abyss of sins has surrounded me, but as you did the Prophet Jonas, Lord, Lord, bring me up from corruption. [EL]

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.)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Μαρτυρικόν. Ἦχος δʹ.

For the Martyrs. Mode 4.

Οἱ Μάρτυρές σου Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἀθλήσει αὐτῶν, στεφάνους ἐκομίσαντο τῆς ἀφθαρσίας, ἐκ σοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν· σχόντες γὰρ τὴν ἰσχύν σου, τοὺς τυράννους καθεῖλον, ἔθραυσαν καὶ δαιμόνων, τὰ ἀνίσχυρα θράση. Αὐτῶν ταῖς ἱκεσίαις, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Your Martyrs, O Lord, were worthily awarded by You * the crowns of incorruption, in that they contested for You our immortal God. * Since they possessed Your power, they defeated the tyrants, * dashing the demons' powerless displays of defiance. * O Christ God, at their fervent entreaties, save our souls. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΑʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Ἰανουαρίου Ἐπισκόπου, Προκούλου, Σώσσου καὶ Φαύστου διακόνων, Δισιδερίου ἀναγώστου, Εὐτυχίου καὶ Ἀκουτίωνος.

On April 21 we commemorate the holy Hieromartyr and bishop Januarius; the deacons Proculus, Sosius, and Faustus; the reader Desiderius; and Eutychius and Acutius.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ἁγίας Μάρτυρος Ἀλεξάνδρας τῆς βασιλίσσης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Alexandra the Queen.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Ἀπολλώ, Ἰσαακίου, καὶ Κοδράτου, λιμῷ καὶ ξίφει τελειωθέντων.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Apollo, Isaakios, and Quadratus, who died by hunger and the sword.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Μαξιμιανοῦ Πατριάρχου Κων/πόλεως.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the saints Maximian, Patriarch of Constantinople.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Αναστασίου τοῦ Σιναΐτου.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Anastasios of Sinai.

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Τῶν Πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Verse: Blessed are You, the God of our fathers.

Νέοι τρεῖς ἐν Βαβυλῶνι, πρόσταγμα τυραννικόν, εἰς φλήναφον θέμενοι, μέσον τοῦ πυρὸς ἀνεβόων· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

When the golden image was being worshipped on the plain of Deira, your three Youths trampled down the godless decree; cast into the midst of fire, refreshed with dew they sang: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Παῖδες θείους ἐμιμήσω, ἀνὰ μέσον τῆς φλογός, ὦ Ἰανουάριε, ἐν συγκαταβάσει, Ἀγγέλων περιχορεύων, καὶ ᾠδαῖς μυστικαῖς τὸν Σωτῆρα ὑμνῶν.

Once the mouths of lions had no strength against Daniel's flesh; and nor did death against the Martyrs; in your hand, Lord Christ, the souls of the righteous live as they rejoice and sing: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης τῆς βασιλείας σου, ὁ ὑπερύμνητος καὶ ὑπερυψούμενος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Blessed are You on the throne of Your kingdom, and You are praised and exalted beyond measure unto the ages. [SAAS]

Παῖδες θείους ἐμιμήσω, ἀνὰ μέσον τῆς φλογός, ὦ Ἰανουάριε, ἐν συγκαταβάσει, Ἀγγέλων περιχορεύων, καὶ ᾠδαῖς μυστικαῖς τὸν Σωτῆρα ὑμνῶν.

Once the mouths of lions had no strength against Daniel's flesh; and nor did death against the Martyrs; in your hand, Lord Christ, the souls of the righteous live as they rejoice and sing: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογημένος εἶ ἐν τῷ στερεώματι τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, ὁ ὑπερύμνητος καὶ ὑπερυψούμενος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Blessed are You in the firmament of heaven, for You are praised and glorified unto the ages. [SAAS]

Ἄνοσον τὸν λογισμόν σου, χάριτι θείᾳ τηρῶν, καὶ πρὸ τῆς ἀθλήσεως, νόσους ἐθεράπευσας πάσας, ποιμὴν καὶ μέγας, θαυματουργὸς γνωριζόμενος.

The flame once bedewed the three youths in Babylon, while for the Champions the furnace of many gods died away; therefore seeing its deception reduced to ashes they cried out: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἵστασο πρὸ τῶν βημάτων, Μάρτυς, τῶν τυραννικῶν, ἀθλῶν καρτερώτατα, καὶ τοὺς δυσσεβεῖς καταισχύνων, καὶ πλανηθεῖσιν ἅπασιν, ὑποδεικνὺς τὴν ἀλήθειαν.

Enraptured by love of you, O Christ, your Champions, as though clothed in a cloak of flesh that felt no pain, despised agonising torments and taking their delight in you they said: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νέκρωσόν μου τὰς κινήσεις, Ἄχραντε τὰς τῆς σαρκός, ζωὴν ἡ κυήσασα, ζώωσον ἁγνὴ τὴν ψυχήν μου, νεκρωμένην πάθεσι, καὶ πολλοῖς ἁμαρτήμασιν.

Like professionals your Champions, though tortured, triumphed for your confession, and with your grace inspired by God they confessed one nature in three persons and cried: Blessed are you, the God of our fathers. [EL]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Στίχ. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: O you works, to the Lord sing a hymn, and exalt Him beyond measure unto the ages.

Λυτρωτὰ τοῦ παντὸς παντοδύναμε, τοὺς ἐν μέσῳ φλογὸς εὐσεβήσαντας, συγκαταβὰς ἐδρόσισας, καὶ ἐδίδαξας μέλπειν· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα εὐλογεῖτε, ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

God the Word, who sustains all things by his ineffable wisdom and brought them out of nothing into being, bless him as Lord, all you works of the Lord. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Εὐφημείσθω ὁ μέγας νῦν Πρόκουλος, καὶ σὺν τῷ Εὐτυχίῳ Ἀκούτιος, ὁ θεῖος Δισιδέριος, Φαῦστός τε καὶ Σῶσσος ὁ γενναιόφρων, τοῦ Σωτῆρος οἱ ἔνδοξοι Μάρτυρες.

The champions overthrew the intolerable folly of raving tyrants as they loudly sang: Bless the Lord, works of the Lord. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Εὐφημείσθω ὁ μέγας νῦν Πρόκουλος, καὶ σὺν τῷ Εὐτυχίῳ Ἀκούτιος, ὁ θεῖος Δισιδέριος, Φαῦστός τε καὶ Σῶσσος ὁ γενναιόφρων, τοῦ Σωτῆρος οἱ ἔνδοξοι Μάρτυρες.

The champions overthrew the intolerable folly of raving tyrants as they loudly sang: Bless the Lord, works of the Lord. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἄγγελοι Κυρίου, οὐρανοὶ Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, you heavens of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Σὲ χορὸς Ἀθλοφόρων ὁ ἔνδοξος, κορυφαῖον πλουτήσας ἐπάτησεν, Ἱερομύστα ἔνδοξε, κορυψὰς τῶν δαιμόνων, καὶ ἀθεΐας, κορυφούμενον θράσος ἠφάνισεν.

Come to your senses, deceivers, and recognise the true Lord, the glorious Champions cried out: Bless the Lord, works of the Lord. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, ὕδατα πάντα τὰ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you waters above the heaven, all you powers of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Ὡς οἱ Παῖδες τὸ πῦρ κατεπάτησας, καὶ θηρῶν τὰς ὁρμὰς ἐχαλίνωσας, ὡς Δανιὴλ πανάριστε, ὡς δὲ Παῦλος τὴν κάραν ἐναπετμήθης, εὐσεβῶς τελειώσας τὸν δρόμον σου.

Christ's Champions in now way thinking with idle sophistry, but filled with the divine Spirit, cried out: Bless the Lord, you works of the Lord. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, ἄστρα τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, you sun and moon, you stars of heaven, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὁ σκηνώσας ἀφράστως ἐν μήτρᾳ σου, ἑαυτοῦ οἰκητήριον ἔδειξε, σὲ καθαρὸν Πανάχραντε, ᾧ βοῶμεν ἀπαύστως· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, εὐλογεῖτε ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

The feet of the martyrs have been made beautiful by faith as they preach the gospel of the Nature in three Persons: Bless the Lord, works of the Lord. [EL]

(διαβαστά)

(read)

Στίχοι Ἐνδιάμεσοι Ὀγδόης Ὠδῆς.

Intermediate Verses of Ode Eight.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πᾶς ὄμβρος καὶ δρόσος, πάντα τὰ πνεύματα, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, every shower and dew, all you winds, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Εὐλογεῖτε, πῦρ καὶ καῦμα, ψῦχος καὶ καύσων, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you fire and heat, you winter cold and summer heat, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε δρόσοι καὶ νιφετοί, πάγοι καὶ ψῦχος, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you dews and snows, you frost and cold, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πάχναι καὶ χιόνες, ἀστραπαὶ καὶ νεφέλαι τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you hoarfrosts and snows, you lightning and clouds, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, φῶς καὶ σκότος, νύκτες καὶ ἡμέραι, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you light and darkness, you night and day, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, γῆ, ὄρη καὶ βουνοί, καὶ πάντα τὰ φυόμενα ἐν αὐτῇ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you earth, you mountains and hills, and all you things growing on the earth, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πηγαί, θάλασσα, καὶ ποταμοί, κήτη, καὶ πάντα τὰ κινούμενα ἐν τοῖς ὕδασι, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you springs, you seas and rivers, you sea-monsters and everything that moves in the waters, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

(ἐμμελῶς)

(sung)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Τὸν ἐν τῇ βάτῳ Μωσῇ.

Ode viii. Mode 2. (NM) The Lord of old foreshadowed.

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you birds of heaven, all you wild animals and cattle, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Τῆς ταπεινῆς μου ψυχῆς, τὸν βαρύτατον λίθον, τῆς δεινῆς ῥαθυμίας, ἀποκύλισον Χριστέ, καὶ ἔγειρόν με τάφου, τοῦ τῆς ἀναισθησίας, εἰς αἴνεσίν σου Λόγε.

Roll back from my humble soul, O Christ the Word, the heavy stone of grievous slothfulness, and raise me from the tomb of insensitivity, that I may glorify Thee. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, εὐλογείτω Ἰσραὴλ τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O children of men. Bless the Lord, O Israel, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Θάνατον φίλου τοῦ σοῦ, προεδήλωσας φίλοις, διὰ σπλάγχνα ἐλέους, ὁ προγνώστης καὶ Θεός, ὃν ἔμελλες ἐγείρειν, ἐκ τάφου τεταρταῖον, πρὸς σὴν δοξολογίαν.

In Thy divine foreknowledge and Thy tender mercy Thou hast foretold to Thy friends the death of Thy friend; and Thou hast raised him on the fourth day, to Thy praise and glory. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἱερεῖς Κυρίου, δοῦλοι Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O priests of the Lord, O servants of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Πρὸς Ἰουδαίαν Χριστέ, πάλιν ἔρχῃ ζητοῦσαν, τῆς ζωῆς σε τὸ ξύλον, διὰ ξύλου ἀνελεῖν, ποθῶν ἀθανατίσαι τοὺς τεθανατωμένους, τῇ διὰ ξύλου βρώσει.

Thou comest again, O Christ, to Judaea, which seeks to kill Thee the Tree of Life upon the tree of the Cross; for it is Thy will to make immortal those who had been slain by eating from the tree. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πνεύματα καὶ ψυχαὶ Δικαίων, ὅσιοι καὶ ταπεινοὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, O holy ones and humble in heart, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἐν σοὶ Παρθένε ἁγνή, ἐθεωρήθησαν πᾶσαι, τοῦ Θεοῦ αἱ πορεῖαι, τοῦ φυλάξαντος τὴν σήν, ἁγνείαν μετὰ τόκον, ἐσφραγισμένην σαφῶς, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

In thee, pure Virgin, are the ways of God made manifest: for He kept thy virginity sealed after childbirth for ever. [KW]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Τὸν ἐξ ἀνάρχου

Ode viii. Mode 3. (NM) Begotten as God.

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἀνανία, Ἀζαρία, καὶ Μισαήλ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Λάζαρος σήμερον θανών, ἐκκομίζεται φίλος Χριστοῦ, καὶ θρηνῳδοῦσιν αἱ περὶ τὴν Μάρθαν, τὴν ἀδελφικὴν συμφοράν, ὁ δὲ Χριστὸς ἐν χαρᾷ, μεταβαίνει πρὸς αὐτόν, τοῦ δεῖξαι τοῖς λαοῖς, ὅτι ἐστὶν αὐτός, ἡ ζωὴ τῶν ἁπάντων.

Lazarus the friend of Christ has died today: he is carried out for burial, and Martha's companions lament in sorrow for her brother. But Christ comes to him in joy, to show the nations that He is Himself the Life of all. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἀπόστολοι, Προφῆται, καὶ Μάρτυρες Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O Apostles, Prophets, and Martyrs, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Ὡς ἐξ ὄρους Ἐλαιῶν, ἀπὸ ὕψους ἐλεημοσυνῶν, ἀρετῶν κλάδους οἱ λαοὶ τεμόντες, δεῦτε ἑτοιμάσωμεν, τὴν πρὸς ἡμᾶς νοητῶς, παρουσίαν τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὑμνοῦντες εὐλογοῦντες, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦντες, αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Raised on high through acts of compassion, as though upon the Mount of Olives, let us make ready for the invisible coming of Christ to us, as we praise, bless and exalt Him above all for ever. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱὸν καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: We bless the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we sing a hymn to Him and exalt Him beyond measure unto the ages. [SAAS]

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Ἡ τρισυπόστατος Μονάς, ὁ Πατὴρ ὁ Υἱός, καὶ Πνεῦμα τὸ ζῶν, μία Θεότης, μία Βασιλεία, σὲ αἰνεῖ τὸ ἄδυτον φῶς, Ἀγγέλων αἱ στρατιαί, καὶ ἡμεῖς οἱ ἐπὶ γῆς, ὑμνοῦμεν εὐλογοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O Unity in three Persons, Father, Son and living Spirit, one Godhead and one Kingdom, the hosts of angels glorify Thee as the Light that never sets; and we on earth praise, bless and exalt Thee above all for ever. [KW]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἰδοὺ πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί, μακαρίζομέν σε Ἄχραντε, τὰ μεγαλεῖα τὰ σὰ καθορῶντες· σὺ γὰρ τίκτεις ὑπερφυῶς, τὸν τοῦ παντὸς ποιητήν, Θεὸν ὄντα καὶ βροτόν. Διό σε εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, Ἁγνὴ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Behold, with all generations we call thee blessed, O Virgin undefiled, seeing the great things God has done to thee. For in ways surpassing nature thou hast borne the Maker of all, who is both God and man. Therefore we bless and exalt thee above all for ever. [KW]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Μετὰ τῶν Παίδων καὶ ἡμεῖς ὑπαντήσωμεν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῶ, ἀντὶ βαΐων προσάγοντες ἐλεημοσύνην, ἐν καρδίας προσευχῇ, μετὰ κλάδων, Ὡσαννὰ βοῶντες· εὐλογεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

With the Children let us also go and meet Christ our God, bringing works of mercy instead of palms, and prayer in our hearts instead of branches; and let us cry: Hosanna! Bless and exalt Him above all for ever. [KW]

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος γʹ.

Heirmos (NM). Mode 3.

Τὸν ἐξ ἀνάρχου τοῦ Πατρός, γεννηθέντα πρὸ αἰώνων Θεόν, καὶ ἐπ' ἐσχάτων ἐκ τῆς Θεοτόκου, σάρκα ἐνδυσάμενον, ὡς τέλειον ἄνθρωπον, καὶ Θεὸν ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὑμνεῖτε, εὐλογεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Begotten as God before all ages from the Father without beginning, He has in the last times clothed Himself in flesh taken from the Theotokos: O sing His praises as true man and perfect God, and bless and exalt Him above all for ever. [KW]

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

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Note that the mode of the Magnificat may differ from the Greek, because the Heirmos of Ode ix presented here differs from the Greek. Because AGES does not yet have access to a full Menaion in English, we are using a general canon for today's commemoration.

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 2.

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]

Ὁ Κανὼν τοῦ Μηναίου.

The Canon from the General Menaion.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode 2. Heirmos (not metered).

Εὕα μὲν τῷ τῆς παρακοῆς νοσήματι, τὴν κατάραν εἰσῳκίσατο, σὺ δὲ Παρθένε Θεοτόκε, τῷ τῆς κυοφορίας βλαστήματι, τῷ κόσμῳ τὴν εὐλογίαν ἐξήνθησας. Ὅθεν σε πάντες μεγαλύνομεν.

The Word from God, who came with ineffable wisdom to renew Adam, who by eating had fallen dreadfully to corruption, incarnate inexpressibly for our sake from a holy Virgin, we the faithful with one mind magnify in hymns. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιοι τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Ἰανουαρίου τὰ σεπτὰ παλαίσματα, τοὺς ἀγῶνας καὶ τὰ στίγματα, τὴν μέχρις αἵματος ἀνδρείαν, τοὺς πόνους καὶ τὸν βίαιον θάνατον, θαυμάτων τε τὸ ἄπειρον πέλαγος, ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ μεγαλύνωμεν.

The error of idols whose wood had overgrown of old the hearts of mortals, you burned up, O Christ, with the fire of the faith, when you assembled choirs Martyrs of true religion, who in hymns ceaselessly magnify you. [EL]

Στίχ. Εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, ὅτι ἐπεσκέψατο καὶ ἐποίησε λύτρωσιν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ.

Verse: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people. [RSV]

Ὡράθης ἐν ὕψει τῆς σεπτῆς ἀοίδιμε, μαρτυρίας ὥσπερ ἄδυτος ἥλιος, θείους ὡς ἀστέρας, Μαρτύρων τὴν πληθὺν ἐπαγόμενος, καὶ νῦν φωταγωγεῖται τὰ πέρατα, ἄθλων μεγίστων ταῖς λαμπρότησιν.

The error of idols whose wood had overgrown of old the hearts of mortals, you burned up, O Christ, with the fire of the faith, when you assembled choirs Martyrs of true religion, who in hymns ceaselessly magnify you. [EL]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἤγειρε κέρας σωτηρίας ἡμῖν, ἐν οἴκῳ Δαυῒδ τοῦ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ.

Verse: And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David. [RSV]

Σὲ τὸν ποταμὸν τὸν λογικὸν πληρούμενον, τῶν ναμάτων τῶν τοῦ πνεύματος, καὶ καταρδεύοντα πλουσίως, θαυμάτων ἱεραῖς ἐπιδείξεσι, πιστῶν τὰς διανοίας, γεραίροντες, Ἱερομάρτυς μακαρίζομεν.

The Martyrs abandoning transient glory and unstable wealth on earth, O Christ, having found you, the radiance of the glory, the wealth that cannot be taken away, have become heirs of eternal good things in heaven. [EL]

Στίχ. Καθὼς ἐλάλησε διὰ στόματος τῶν ἁγίων, τῶν ἀπ' αἰῶνος Προφητῶν αὐτοῦ. Σωτηρίαν ἐξ ἐχθρῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς πάντων τῶν μισούντων ἡμᾶς.

Verse: As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us. [RSV]

Ἡμέραν τελέσωμεν πιστοὶ ἑόρτιον, εὐφημοῦντες Ἀκουτίωνα, Πρόκουλον Σῶσσον καὶ τὸν Φαῦστον, Εὐτύχιον σοφὸν Δισιδέριον, καὶ τὸν Ἰανουάριον ᾄσμασιν, ὡς ὑπέρ πάντων νῦν πρεσβεύοντας.

As at evening human nature was of old bent down beneath yokes of error, when you gave birth, pure Virgin, beyond nature to the Master of all things, who clearly sends forth the Martyrs as his heralds upon earth. [EL]

Στίχ. Ποιῆσαι ἔλεος μετὰ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ μνησθῆναι διαθήκης ἁγίας αὐτοῦ.

Verse: To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Φωτὸς τοῦ ἐν σοὶ μαρμαρυγαῖς τυφλώττουσαν, τὴν ψυχήν μου φωταγώγησον, καὶ χειραγώγησόν με Κόρη, ὁδοὺς σωτηριώδεις πορεύεσθαι, καὶ πλάνης ἐκφυγεῖν τὰ προσκόμματα, ὅπως ἐν, πίστει μακαρίζω σε.

Virgin, Bride and Mother, accept too the ranks of the Saints who entreat your Son, O only hope of believers; and grant peace to the world, victories to our Christ-loving Sovereign, and salvation to us who sing your praise. [EL]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Τῶν γηγενῶν τίς ἤκουσε.

Ode ix. Mode 2. (NM)

Στίχ. Ὅρκον, ὃν ὤμοσε πρὸς Ἀβραὰμ τὸν πατέρα ἡμῶν, τοῦ δοῦναι ἡμῖν ἀφόβως, ἐκ χειρὸς τῶν ἐχθρῶν ἡμῶν ῥυσθέντας.

Verse: The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we, be[ing] delivered from the hand of our enemies. [RSV]

Ὁ Δανιήλ, νηστείᾳ πεφραγμένος, ἔφραξε στόματα θηρῶν. Τοῦτον ζηλοῦσα ψυχή μου, τὸν ὠρυόμενον, καθάπερ λέοντα ὄφιν, καὶ ἐκζητοῦντα, κατάβρωμα ποιῆσαι πᾶσαν ψυχήν, τῇ τοῦ Σταυροῦ συμμαχίᾳ ἀποδίωξον.

With fasting as his protection, Daniel stopped the mouths of wild beasts. Follow his example, O my soul, and with the aid of the Cross drive off the serpent who goes about as a roaring lion, seeking to devour every soul. [KW]

Στίχ. Λατρεύειν αὐτῷ ἐν ὁσιότητι καὶ δικαιοσύνῃ ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ, πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν.

Verse: [That we] might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. [RSV]

Λόγε Θεοῦ, τὴν τεθανατωμένην, ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ψυχήν μου, καὶ καθειργμένην τάφῳ τῆς παραβάσεως, ζωοπαρόχῳ σου λόγῳ ἐξαναστήσας, προσφέρειν σοι βαΐα τῶν ἀρετῶν, τῷ Νικητῇ τοῦ θανάτου καταξίωσον.

O Word of God, by Thy life-giving word raise up my soul that is slain by sin and imprisoned in the tomb of transgression; and count me worthy to offer palms of virtue to Thee the Conqueror of death. [KW]

Στίχ. Καὶ σύ, Παιδίον, Προφήτης Ὑψίστου κληθήσῃ· προπορεύσῃ γὰρ πρὸ προσώπου Κυρίου ἑτοιμάσαι ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ.

Verse: And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways. [RSV]

Ὁ οὐρανόν, ὡς θρόνον κεκτημένος, καὶ ὑποπόδιον τὴν γῆν, ὁ τοῦ Θεοῦ Πατρὸς Λόγος, πώλῳ ὀχούμενος, ἐπὶ τὴν Πόλιν εἰσέρχεται τὴν ἁγίαν, ἐκ στόματος νηπίων αἶνον τερπνόν, ὡς Βασιλεὺς τῶν ἁπάντων καταρτίσασθαι.

The Word of God the Father, whose throne is heaven and His footstool earth, enters the Holy City riding on a foal; and, as King of all, out of the mouths of babes He has appointed perfect praise. [KW]

Στίχ. Τοῦ δοῦναι γνῶσιν σωτηρίας τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ, ἐν ἀφέσει ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν, διὰ σπλάγχνα ἐλέους Θεοῦ ἡμῶν.

Verse: To give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἐν γυναιξί, σὺ μόνη ὡραιώθης, ὦ ὑπερθαύμαστε Ἁγνή, τὸν ὡραιότατον Λόγον ἀποκυήσασα, τὸν ὑπὲρ πάντας φανέντα βροτοὺς ὡραῖον, αὐτὸν οὖν ἐκδυσώπει, τὸ εἰδεχθές καθωραΐσαι, Παρθένε τῆς καρδίας μου.

O pure and most wonderful Virgin, thou only art fair among women, for thou hast conceived the Word who is fairer than all mortal men. Entreat Him, then, to make beautiful the ugliness of my heart. [KW]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ἐν Σιναίῳ τῷ ὅρει

Ode ix. Mode 3. (NM) In the bush upon Mount Sinai.

Στίχ. Ἐν οἷς ἐπεσκέψατο ἡμᾶς ἀνατολὴ ἐξ ὕψους, ἐπιφᾶναι τοῖς ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ θανάτου καθημένοις.

Verse: When the day shall dawn upon us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. [RSV]

Ἐπιτάφια δάκρυα ῥαίνουσιν, αἱ Λαζάρου Ἀδελφαί, καθορῶσαι τὸν σύγγονον σήμερον, ὑπὸ λίθον τὸν πικρόν, ὁ Χριστὸς δέ μου πόῤῥω, Ἀποστόλοις σου. Χαίρω τοῦτο δηλῶν ἔλεγες· τοῖς διʹ ὑμᾶς, οὐ παρῇς· τῇ σαρκὶ γὰρ ἐκεῖ.

Seeing their brother today beneath the bitter stone, the sisters of Lazarus shed tears of mourning. And from afar, my Christ, Thou hast spoken of this to Thine apostles, saying: 'I am glad for your sakes'; for Thou wast not there in the flesh. [KW]

Στίχ. Τοῦ κατευθῦναι τοὺς πόδας ἡμῶν εἰς ὁδὸν εἰρήνης.

Verse: To guide our feet into the way of peace. [RSV]

Πάλιν ἥκει πρὸς σὲ τὴν φονεύτριαν, Ἰουδαίαν ὁ Χριστός, τὸ σωτήριον πάθος γλιχόμενος, ἐκπληρῶσαι ὡς Θεός, ὃν ἐζήτεις λιθάσαι· ἰδού σοι αὐτόκλητος, θέλων προσίεται, τῆς μιαιφονίας σου, εἰς τὸ σῶσαι ἡμᾶς.

O murderous Judaea, desiring to fulfill as God His saving Passion. Willingly and by His own free choice, He accepts violent death at thy hands for our salvation. [KW]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἡ Θεότης Μονάς, καὶ Τριάς ἐστι, παραδόξου ὢ στροφῆς! ἑνουμένη τῇ φύσει μερίζεται, τοῖς προσώποις ἰδικῶς· μὴ τμωμένη γὰρ τμᾶται, ἓν οὖσα τρισσεύεται, αὕτη Πατήρ ἐστιν, Υἱός, καὶ Πνεῦμα τὸ ζῶν, ἡ φρουροῦσα τὸ πᾶν.

The Godhead is both Unity and Trinity: O marvellous transmutation! It is single in Nature, yet distinguished in Persons; though indivisible, it is divided; though one, it is three; Father, Son and Spirit of Life, together guarding all things. [KW]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Παιδοτόκον παρθένον τίς ἤκουσε, καὶ μητέρα πλὴν ἀνδρός; Μαριὰμ ἐκτελεῖς τὸ τεράστιον, Ἀλλὰ φράζε μοι τό, Πῶς; Μὴ ἐρεύνα τὰ βάθη, τῆς Θεοτοκίας μου, τοῦτο πανάληθες, ὑπὲρ δὲ ἀνθρώπινον νοῦν ἡ κατάληψις.

Who has ever heard of a virgin that bore child and a mother that knew not man? O Mary, this miracle thou hast accomplished, but tell me how? 'Do not enquire into the mystery of my divine childbearing: it is altogether true, yet beyond man's understanding.' [KW]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τῶν φοινίκων βαΐα συμπλέξαντες, νοητῶς καὶ αἰσθητῶς, ὑπαντὴν τῷ Δεσπότῃ ποιήσωμεν, ἐρχομένῳ πρὸς ἡμᾶς· καὶ γὰρ εὐλογημένος, αὐτὸς ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Πατρός, ὡς Υἱὸς ἀληθής.

Weaving branches of palms, both inwardly and outwardly let us make ready to meet the Master that comes to us: for blessed is He that comes as true Son in the Name of the Lord and Father. [KW]

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος γʹ.

Heirmos (NM). Mode 3.

Ἐν Σιναίῳ τῷ ὅρει κατεῖδέ σε, ἐν τῇ βάτῳ Μωυσῆς, τὴν ἀφλέκτως τὸ πῦρ τῆς Θεότητος, συλλαβοῦσαν ἐν γαστρί. Δανιὴλ δὲ σε εἶδεν, ὄρος ἀλατόμητον, ῥάβδον βλαστήσασαν, Ἡσαΐας κέκραγε, τὴν ἐκ ῥίζης Δαυΐδ.

In the bush upon Mount Sinai Moses saw thee, who hast conceived within thy womb the fire of the Godhead, and yet wast not consumed. Daniel saw thee as a mountain not cut by hand of man, and Isaiah proclaimed thee as the Rod that blossomed from the root of David. [KW]

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

It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, ever blessed, most pure, and Mother of our God. 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]

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

Φωταγωγικά

Photagogic Hymns

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ὁ τὸ φῶς ἀνατέλλων τῷ κόσμῳ σου, τὴν ἐν σκότει ψυχήν μου ὑπάρχουσαν, ἀπὸ πάσης ἁμαρτίας καθάρισον, δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου, καὶ σῶσόν με.

O Lord, who cause the light to rise on Your world, purify from every sin my soul, which is in the darkness; by the power of Your Cross, and save me. [SD]

Ὁ τὸ φῶς ἀνατέλλων τῷ κόσμῳ σου, τὴν ἐν σκότει ψυχήν μου ὑπάρχουσαν, ἀπὸ πάσης ἁμαρτίας καθάρισον, πρεσβείαις τῶν Ἁγίων καὶ σῶσόν με.

O Lord, who cause the light to rise on Your world, purify from every sin my soul, which is in the darkness; by the intercessions of the Saints, and save me. [SD]

Ὁ τὸ φῶς ἀνατέλλων τῷ κόσμῳ σου, τὴν ἐν σκότει ψυχήν μου ὑπάρχουσαν, ἀπὸ πάσης ἁμαρτίας καθάρισον, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, καὶ σῶσόν με.

O Lord, who cause the light to rise on Your world, purify from every sin my soul, which is in the darkness; by the intercessions of the Theotokos, and save me. [SD]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Οἱ Αἶνοι. (διαβαστά)

Lauds. (read)

Ψαλμὸς ΡΜΗʹ (148).

Psalm 148.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν πάντα τὰ ἄστρα καὶ τὸ φῶς. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν, αὐτὸς ἐνετείλατο, καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν. Ἔστησεν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· πρόσταγμα ἔθετο, καὶ οὐ παρελεύσεται. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, δράκοντες καὶ πᾶσαι ἄβυσσοι· πῦρ, χάλαζα, χιών, κρύσταλλος, πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, τὰ ποιοῦντα τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ· τὰ ὄρη καὶ πάντες οἱ βουνοί, ξύλα καρποφόρα καὶ πᾶσαι κέδροι· τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, ἑρπετὰ καὶ πετεινὰ πτερωτά· βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ πάντες λαοί, ἄρχοντες καὶ πάντες κριταὶ γῆς· νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων· αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι ὑψώθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ μόνου· ἡ ἐξομολόγησις αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ. Καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας λαοῦ αὐτοῦ· ὕμνος πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ, λαῷ ἐγγίζοντι αὐτῷ.

Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the highest. Praise Him, all you His angels; praise Him, all you His hosts. Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars and light. Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the Lord's name, for He spoke, and they were made; He commanded, and they were created. He established them forever and unto ages of ages; He set forth His ordinance, and it shall not pass away. Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons and all the deeps, Fire and hail, snow and ice, stormy wind, which perform His word, mountains and all the hills, fruitful trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds, kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth, young men and maidens, elders with younger, let them praise the Lord's name, for His name alone is exalted; His thanksgiving is in earth and heaven. And He shall exalt the horn of His people, a hymn for all His saints, for the children of Israel, a people who draw near to Him. [SAAS]

Ψαλμὸς ΡΜΘʹ(149).

Psalm 149.

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ὁσίων. Εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Σιὼν ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν ἐπὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐν χορῷ, ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ ψαλτηρίῳ ψαλάτωσαν αὐτῷ, ὅτι εὐδοκεῖ Κύριος ἐν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑψώσει πραεῖς ἐν σωτηρίᾳ. Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν. Αἱ ὑψώσεις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν, καὶ ῥομφαῖαι δίστομοι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐκδίκησιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἐλεγμοὺς ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς, τοῦ δῆσαι τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν πέδαις καὶ τοὺς ἐνδόξους αὐτῶν ἐν χειροπέδαις σιδηραῖς, τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν αὐτοῖς κρῖμα ἔγγραπτον· δόξα αὕτη ἔσται πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ.

Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His holy ones. Let Israel be glad in Him who made him, and let the children of Zion greatly rejoice in their King. Let them praise His name with dance; with tambourine and harp let them sing to Him; for the Lord is pleased with His people, and He shall exalt the gentle with salvation. The holy ones shall boast in glory, and they shall greatly rejoice on their beds; the high praise of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand, to deal retribution to the nations, reproving among the peoples, to shackle their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to fulfill among them the written judgment: This glory have all His holy ones. [SAAS]

Ψαλμὸς ΡΝʹ (150).

Psalm 150.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν θεὸν ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν στερεώματι τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῷ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνῳ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Praise God in His saints; praise Him in the firmament of His power; praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. Praise Him with the sound of a trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre; praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute; praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Alleluia. [SAAS]

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

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

Δοξολογία (διαβαστά)

Doxology (read)

Σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, Κύριε, 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. Ἀμήν. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία. Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν. Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ· Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα. 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. Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν. Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε, καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος. Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με· ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι. Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον· δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου. Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς· ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς. Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε. Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν. Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε· δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Δέσποτα· συνέτισόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητός εἶ, Ἅγιε· φώτισόν με τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου. Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· τὰ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σου μὴ παρίδῃς. Σοὶ πρέπει αἶνος, σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος, σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

To you belongs glory, O Lord our God, and to you we send up glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men. We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you, and we thank you, for your great glory. Lord, King, Heavenly God, Father Almighty; only-begotten Son, Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit. Lord God, the Lamb of God, the 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. Accept our supplication, you who sit at the right of the Father, and have mercy on us. For you are the only Holy One, you are the only Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. Every day I shall bless you, and I shall praise your name forever, and unto the ages of ages. Lord, you have become for us a refuge from generation to generation. I have said: Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against you. Lord, to you I have fled; teach me to do your will, for you are my God. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we shall see light. Extend your mercy to those who know you. Grant, O Lord, that in this day we may be kept without sin. Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our Fathers, and praised and glorified is your name unto the ages. Amen. Let your mercy, Lord, come upon us, just as we have hoped in you. Blessed are you, O Lord, teach me your commandments. Blessed are you, O Master, make me understand your commandments. Blessed are you, O Holy One, enlighten me with your commandments. Lord, your mercy remains forever, do not turn away from the works of your hands. To you belongs praise, to you belongs a hymn, to you belongs glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. 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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀπόστιχα. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Aposticha. From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

Ὁ Ἰσραὴλ πορφύραν καὶ βύσσον ἐνεδέδυτο, στολαῖς ἱεραῖς καὶ βασιλείοις λάμπων, νόμον δὲ καὶ Προφήτας πλουτῶν νομίμοις λατρείαις ἐνευφραίνετο· ἀλλά σε πτωχεύσαντα, σταυρώσας ἔξω πυλῶν Εὐεργέτα, καὶ ζῶντα μετὰ σταυρὸν ἀθετῶν, τὸν ἐν κόλποις Θεοῦ Πατρὸς ἀεὶ ὄντα, διψεῖ σταγόνα χάριτος, ὡς Πλούσιος ἄσπλαγχνος Λαζάρῳ πένητι, ὁ πορφύρας καὶ βύσσου, ἄσβεστον πῦρ ἀνθυποδύς, καὶ βλέπων ὀδυνᾶται τὸν πρὶν ψιχίων ἀληθείας, ἐνδεῆ λαὸν τῶν ἐθνῶν, νῦν ἐν κόλποις πίστεως, Ἀβραὰμ θαλπόμενον, τὴν τοῦ Αἵματός σου πορφυρίδα, σὺν τῇ βύσσῳ τοῦ βαπτίσματος φοροῦντα, καὶ συνευθηνούμενον, καὶ ἐντρυφῶντα χαρίσμασι, καὶ λέγοντα· Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

Israel was clothed in purple and fine linen, arrayed in the glory of priestly and royal garments; rich in the Law and the Prophets, it rejoiced in the worship of the Old Covenant. But it crucified Thee outside the gates, O Benefactor who hast made Thyself poor, and it rejected Thee when Thou hast returned alive after the Crucifixion, O Thou who art ever in the bosom of God the Father. Israel thirsts now for a single drop of grace, like the rich man clothed in purple and fine linen, who showed no mercy to Lazarus in his poverty, and so was punished in the fire which never shall be quenched. Israel is filled with anguish as it looks upon the people of the Gentiles, who once lacked even the very crumbs of truth. But now they are comforted in the bosom of the faith of Abraham; they wear the purple of Thy blood and the fine linen of Baptism; and they make glad and rejoice in Thy gifts of grace, saying: O Christ our God, glory to Thee. [KW]

Στίχ. Πρὸς σὲ ἦρα τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου τὸν κατοικοῦντα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ. Ἰδοὺ ὡς ὀφθαλμοὶ δούλων εἰς χεῖρας τῶν Κυρίων αὐτῶν, ὡς ὀφθαλμοὶ παιδίσκης εἰς χεῖρας τῆς Κυρίας αὐτῆς, οὕτως οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν πρὸς Κύριον τὸν θεὸν ἡμῶν, ἕως οὗ οἰκτειρῆσαι ἡμᾶς.

Verse: I lift my eyes to You, who dwell in heaven. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hands of their masters, as the eyes of the maidservant look to the hands of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God until He shall have compassion on us. [SAAS]

Ὁ Ἰσραὴλ πορφύραν καὶ βύσσον ἐνεδέδυτο, στολαῖς ἱεραῖς καὶ βασιλείοις λάμπων, νόμον δὲ καὶ Προφήτας πλουτῶν νομίμοις λατρείαις ἐνευφραίνετο· ἀλλά σε πτωχεύσαντα, σταυρώσας ἔξω πυλῶν Εὐεργέτα, καὶ ζῶντα μετὰ σταυρὸν ἀθετῶν, τὸν ἐν κόλποις Θεοῦ Πατρὸς ἀεὶ ὄντα, διψεῖ σταγόνα χάριτος, ὡς Πλούσιος ἄσπλαγχνος Λαζάρῳ πένητι, ὁ πορφύρας καὶ βύσσου, ἄσβεστον πῦρ ἀνθυποδύς, καὶ βλέπων ὀδυνᾶται τὸν πρὶν ψιχίων ἀληθείας, ἐνδεῆ λαὸν τῶν ἐθνῶν, νῦν ἐν κόλποις πίστεως, Ἀβραὰμ θαλπόμενον, τὴν τοῦ Αἵματός σου πορφυρίδα, σὺν τῇ βύσσῳ τοῦ βαπτίσματος φοροῦντα, καὶ συνευθηνούμενον, καὶ ἐντρυφῶντα χαρίσμασι, καὶ λέγοντα· Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

Israel was clothed in purple and fine linen, arrayed in the glory of priestly and royal garments; rich in the Law and the Prophets, it rejoiced in the worship of the Old Covenant. But it crucified Thee outside the gates, O Benefactor who hast made Thyself poor, and it rejected Thee when Thou hast returned alive after the Crucifixion, O Thou who art ever in the bosom of God the Father. Israel thirsts now for a single drop of grace, like the rich man clothed in purple and fine linen, who showed no mercy to Lazarus in his poverty, and so was punished in the fire which never shall be quenched. Israel is filled with anguish as it looks upon the people of the Gentiles, who once lacked even the very crumbs of truth. But now they are comforted in the bosom of the faith of Abraham; they wear the purple of Thy blood and the fine linen of Baptism; and they make glad and rejoice in Thy gifts of grace, saying: O Christ our God, glory to Thee. [KW]

Μαρτυρικόν.

For the Martyrs.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Στίχ. Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὅτι ἐπὶ πολὺ ἐπλήσθημεν ἐξουδενώσεως, ἐπὶ πλεῖον ἐπλήσθη ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν. Τὸ ὄνειδος τοῖς εὐθηνοῦσι, καὶ ἡ ἐξουδένωσις τοῖς ὑπερηφάνοις.

Verse: Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, for we are greatly filled with contempt; our soul is greatly filled with it. We are a disgrace to those who prosper, and a contempt to the arrogant. [SAAS]

Ὑμᾶς πανεύφημοι Μάρτυρες, οὐ θλῖψις οὐ στενοχωρία, οὐ λιμὸς οὐ διωγμός, οὐδὲ μάστιγες, οὐ θυμὸς θηρῶν, οὐ ξίφος, οὐδὲ πῦρ ἀπειλοῦν, χωρίσαι Θεοῦ δεδύνηνται, πόθῳ δέ μᾶλλον τῷ πρὸς αὐτόν, ὡς ἐν ἀλλοτρίοις, ἀγωνισάμενοι σώμασι, τὴν φύσιν ἐλάθετε, θανάτου καταφρονήσαντες· ὅθεν καὶ ἐπαξίως τῶν πόνων ὑμῶν, μισθόν ἐκομίσασθε, οὐρανῶν Βασιλείας, κληρονόμοι γεγόνατε, ἀπαύστως πρεσβεύσατε, ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

O martyrs praised in all the world, neither tribulation nor distress nor hunger nor persecution, neither scourging nor the fury of wild beasts nor the sword nor threat of fire, could separate you from God. But suffering out of love for Him, as though your bodies were no longer your own, ye forgot nature and despised death. So ye have received the reward that ye deserve for all your toil, and ye have become inheritors of the heavenly Kingdom. Offer intercession without ceasing for our souls. [KW]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Σταυροθεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Stavrotheotokion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Πανεύφημοι μάρτυρες.

Mode 1. (NM) O martyrs worthy of all praise.

Ὁρῶσα κρεμάμενον Χριστέ, ἡ ἁγνῶς κυήσασα, σὲ τὸν κρεμάσαντα ὕδασι, τὴν γῆν φιλάνθρωπε, ἀνεβόα· Οἴμοι! τί τὸ ξένον θέαμα; ποῦ ἔδυ σου τὸ κάλλος γλυκύτατε, Υἱὲ τὸ ἄπειρον; Μεγαλύνω σου τὸ ἔλεος, ὅτι πάσχεις, ἑκὼν ὑπὲρ ἅπαντας.

When Thy Virgin Mother saw Thee, O Christ, out of love for man hanging upon the Cross, who hast hung the earth upon the waters, she cried aloud: 'Woe is me! What is this strange sight? O my beloved Son, where is Thy surpassing beauty gone? I magnify Thy mercy, for by Thine own free choice Thou sufferest for all mankind.' [KW]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἀγαθὸν τὸ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ψάλλειν τῷ ὀνόματί σου, Ύψιστε· τοῦ ἀναγγέλλειν τῷ πρωΐ τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου κατὰ νύκτα.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your mercy in the morning and Your truth at night. [SAAS]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τρισάγιον.

Trisagion Prayers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἐν τῷ Ναῷ ἑστῶτες τῆς δόξης σου, ἐν οὐρανῷ ἑστάναι νομίζομεν· Θεοτόκε, πύλη ἐπουράνιε, ἄνοιξον ἡμῖν τὴν θύραν τοῦ ἐλέους σου.

Standing in your glorious church, O Theotokos, we think we are standing in heaven. O heavenly Gate, open to us the door of your mercy.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (μʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (40)

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.

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.

Ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου εὐλόγησον, Πάτερ.

In the name of the Lord, Father, bless!

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Ἐπουράνιε Βασιλεῦ, τοὺς πιστοὺς ἄρχοντας ἡμῶν στερέωσον· τὴν πίστιν στήριξον· τὰ ἔθνη πράυνον· τὸν κόσμον εἰρήνευσον· τὴν ἁγίαν Ἐκκλησίαν (ἢ Μονὴν) ταύτην καλῶς διαφύλαξον· τοὺς προαπελθόντας πατέρας καὶ ἀδελφοὺς ἡμῶν ἐν σκηναῖς δικαίων τάξον· καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐν μετανοίᾳ καὶ ἐξομολογήσει παράλαβε, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

O heavenly King, uphold our rulers, strengthen the Faith, calm the nations, give peace to the world. Protect this holy Church (or, Monastery); grant our departed fathers and brethren that they may dwell with the righteous, and accept us in repentance and confession; for You are good and love mankind.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Καὶ ποιοῦμεν Μετανοίας τρεῖς μεγάλας, λέγοντες μυστικῶς ἐν ἑκάστῃ Μετανοίᾳ ἀνὰ Στίχον τῆς ἑπομένης Εὐχῆς τοῦ Ὁσίου Ἐφραίμ.

We now make three prostrations: i.e. we recite the Prayer of St. Ephraim (quietly or mentally), and with each verse we make a bow or prostration.

Εὐχὴ τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἐφραίμ

Prayer of St. Ephraim

Κύριε καὶ Δέσποτα τῆς ζωῆς μου, πνεῦμα ἀργίας, περιεργίας, φιλαρχίας καὶ ἀργολογίας μή μοι δῷς.

O Lord and Master of my life, do not permit the spirit of laziness and meddling, the lust for power and idle talk to come into me.

Πνεῦμα δὲ σωφροσύνης, ταπεινοφροσύνης, ὑπομονῆς καὶ ἀγάπης χάρισαί μοι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Instead, grant me, your servant, the spirit of prudence, humility, patience and love.

Ναί, Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου. Ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Yes, Lord and King, give me the power to see my own faults and not to judge my brother. For you are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Μετὰ δὲ ταύτας, ἑτέρας μικρὰς ιβ Μετανοίας, λέγοντες καθ' ἑκάστην, "Ὁ Θεός, ἱλάσθητί μοι τῷ ἁμαρτωλῷ, καὶ ἐλέησόν με." Εἶ αὖθις Μετάνοιαν μεγάλην μίαν, λέγοντες πάλιν τὸν τελευταῖον στίχον τῆς ἀνωτέρω Εὐχῆς.

Then we make the sign of the cross 12 times, each time saying, "God, be gracious to me a sinner and have mercy on me." Then we repeat the third verse of the Prayer (quietly or mentally) and make a final bow or prostration.

Ναί, Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου. Ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Yes, Lord and King, give me the power to see my own faults and not to judge my brother. For you are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen. [HC]

Ἀναστάντες δέ ἀρχόμεθα· "Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν..." καὶ ψάλλομεν τὴν Αʹ Ὥραν.

Then we begin the First Hour, saying: "Come let us worship..."

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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!

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Dismissal

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

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

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.)