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Horologion - Midnight Office

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Octoechos - Mode 2.

On Monday Morning

Menaion Supplement - July 12

Memory of our Devout Father Paisios of the Holy Mountain Athos

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MIDNIGHT OFFICE

PRIEST

Blessed is our God always, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

( Amen. )

Glory to You, our God. Glory to You.

Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, treasury of good things and giver of life: come; take Your abode in us; cleanse us of every stain, and save our souls, O Good one. [HC]

READER

Trisagion Prayers.

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

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

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.

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

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

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. [GOA]

PRIEST

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.

READER

Amen. Lord, have mercy. (12)

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

Come, let us worship and bow down before God our King.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ God our King.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Him, Christ our King and God.

Psalm 50 (51).

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]

If the Lity was not sung at Vespers, sing the following:

CHOIR

Idiomela of the Lity.

Idiomelon 1.

Menaion Supplement - - -

Mode 1.

O Paisios, our father, you dwell now with all the holy ascetics, and you are a partner with all the Saints. You had a prophet's eye, for you saw the future as the present. You also did the work of an apostle; for while living on Athos, like a magnet you attracted crowds of people, and you directed them to repentance and salvation. Your life showed you to be a martyr as well, for you bravely endured protracted labors of asceticism, and the pains of illness, with joy for the sake of Christ. Entreat Him now to save our souls. [SD]

Idiomelon 2.

Mode 2.

O devout father Paisios, after you celebrated the memory of all-praised St. Euphemia, you were taken up to the heavenly mansions. There you were received by the all-glorious Martyr, whom you had received before in your modest cabin, and also by devout St. Arsenios, whose godly life you emulated from childhood and which you revealed to all. We entreat you now, O honored trinity of Saints, God-bearer Arsenios, godly-minded Paisios, and victorious Martyr Euphemia: offer our prayers together with yours to the All-holy Trinity, and ask that forgiveness of sins and great mercy be given to us. [SD]

Idiomelon 3.

Mode 3.

Blessed are you, O God-bearer Paisios, for you were granted to behold the most handsome Christ God, all light, all sweetness, all inexpressible beauty. Therefore in ecstasy you cried out and said: "How did people dare to spit on your dazzling face, O Lover of humanity? And how was I, the wretch, granted to see it? It would take all the efforts of the ascetics of all time to make one worthy?" And now we entreat you, O all-blessed and devout Saint, as you unceasingly look at Christ the Savior face to face, implore Him that on Judgment Day we be counted worthy with a clear conscience to behold His face. [SD]

Idiomelon 4.

Mode 4.

Who would not marvel at the ardor of your love and the might of your mediation with the Lord, O devout Paisios! You but gazed at the suffering with a compassionate eye, and incurable aliments were cured. You clutched demoniacs in your warm embrace, and the frightened demons would be driven out. You spoke with your fiery tongue, and hearts were converted by the divine energy in your words. Even now, you reach us from on high, and you save us from dangers, accidents, and troubles. Therefore we offer praise and gratitude to God, and we say: "Blessed are You, O God, for You have given us a physician, a protector, and unsleeping intercessor." [SD]

Idiomelon 5.

Mode pl. 4.

Thus says Paisios, inspired by God, as he directs us in the law of Christ the Savior: "Blessed are you, if you acquire love and humility, for you shall become the dwelling of the Holy Spirit. Blessed are you, if you deny yourselves and give rest to your neighbor, for you shall enjoy true rest. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, you who endure affliction and injustice with gratitude, for you have become imitators of Christ, who suffered for us voluntarily. If you live this way, you will taste heavenly bliss even here on earth, and in heaven you will be counted worthy of eternal joy." [SD]

Glory.

Menaion Supplement - - -

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

Come, all the faithful, and inspired by God let us be glad in the most solemn memory of Paisios the God-bearer. As we celebrate it spiritually, let us say to him: "Rejoice, for you were smitten with love for God, and thus you sang His glory incessantly! Rejoice, for you were consumed by the flame of love, and thus you spent yourself for the sake of your neighbor! Rejoice, for you comforted all, and you convinced them to despise vanity, and to keep the eye of their soul on the heavenly homeland, where they would find true joy and comfort! Rejoice, for you supported the whole world by your divine teachings, and by your intercessions with the Lord. Never cease to entreat Him, O devout Paisios, resplendent luminary of the universe, and pray to Him for world peace and for great mercy on our souls. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

From Octoechos - - -

Mode pl. 2.

Theotokos, you are the true vine that produced the fruit of life. Lady, we fervently entreat you to intercede along with the devout one and all the saints, that our souls be treated mercifully. [SD]

READER

Trisagion Prayers.

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

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

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.

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

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

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. [GOA]

PRIEST

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.

READER

Amen.

Apolytikion.

Menaion Supplement - - -

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Once the fire of love for the Lord was lit in you, * through ascetical rigor you gave yourself to God. * O God-bearing St. Paisios, for many you became * consolation, giving counsel with God-inspired words, * and by your prayers working wonders. * And now, devout one, you intercede for the whole world unceasingly. [SD]

Lord, have mercy. (40)

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

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.

In the name of the Lord, Father, bless!

PRIEST

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your great mercy, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

Again we pray for (episcopal rank) (name).

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

Again let us pray for our country, the president, and all those in public service.

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

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, visitation, forgiveness and remission of the sins of all pious and Orthodox Christians living and visiting in this city, the parishioners, the members of the Parish Council and every Ministry of this Parish, and the donors and benefactors of this holy church, and the servants of God [names] who celebrate this holy feast.

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

Again we pray for the protection of the holy Great Church of Christ, our sacred Archdiocese (and this sacred Metropolis), this city and every city and land, from wrath, famine, pestilence, earthquake, flood, fire, sword, foreign invasion, civil strife, and accidental death. That our good and loving God may be merciful, gracious and kindly-disposed, and may divert and disperse all anger and disease coming against us, and deliver us from His own just threat hanging over us, and have mercy on us.

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

Again we pray that the Lord our God may hear the prayer of us sinners, and have mercy on us.

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

PRIEST

Hear us, O God our Savior, the hope of all those who live everywhere on earth and those far out at sea or in the air. Be gracious toward our sins, Master, and have mercy on us. For You are a merciful and loving 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.

( Amen. )

READER

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

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

Father, bless!

PRIEST

May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, (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.

Let us pray for the peace of the world.

( Lord, have mercy. )

For the pious and Orthodox Christians.

For our (episcopal rank) (name).

For our nation.

For the armed forces.

For our absent fathers, brothers and sisters.

For those who help us and those who serve us.

For those who hate us and those who love us.

For those who have asked us, the unworthy, to pray for them.

For the release of the captives.

For those who are traveling.

For those laid up with illnesses.

Let us also pray for the abundance of the fruits of the earth.

And for all our fathers and brethren departed like life, those who lie here in peace, and the Orthodox everywhere.

Let us say for ourselves, also: Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us [and save us].

( Amen. )