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Horologion - Midnight Office

For Sunday

Octoechos - Mode 3.

On Sunday Morning

Menaion - July 13-19

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

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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]

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Trinity.

Ode i.

Mode 3. N/M (He who gathered the water.)

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

Incomprehensible sole Dominion and single triadic Godhead, count me worthy of your thrice-resplendent light, that I may extol You, who are unceasingly extolled by the mouths of Angels singing thrice-holy hymns. [GOASD]

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

All the orders of the Bodiless extol You with sacred hymns, O single, thrice-radiant, manifestly sovereign Creator and Cause. Let us congregations of humans join them, and with earthen mouths let us faithfully glorify the Trinity in unison. [GOASD]

Glory.

Theologians aptly and symbolically call You Nous and Logos and Spirit, signifying the Son's impassible generation and the Spirit's divine procession from You, the unbegotten Father, O God the monarch over all. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

In Your connatural love for humanity, O Logos of God, You assumed human nature, and You radiated the triple, monarchal light of the one Godhead. And now because of You, Your immaculate Virgin Mother is glorified by all. [GOASD]

Ode iii.

Mode 3. N/M (From non-existence.)

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

Long ago, when Elias ordered that water be poured three times on the logs, he disclosed the three hypostases of God's single Dominion. [GOASD]

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

We the earthborn, unstable in nature as we are, extol You, our one and thrice-radiant, inalterable Creator, and we sing, "O Master, keep us from turning to any evil, and save us." [GOASD]

Glory.

Employing the words of the Prophets and of the famous Apostles and heralds of the faith, we believers glorify You, the coequal Trinity, O God of all. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Christ came down from His exalted throne; and in His love for humanity, He exalted humanity through you, O all-immaculate Virgin; and He shined the tri-solar light on all. [GOASD]

Kathisma.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Superessential God, one Lord in Trinity, * O Christ, the radiance of the beginningless * eternal Father, and divine * Spirit, have mercy on us, Your servants. * All of us have sinned and failed, but we have not rejected You. * Therefore we implore You now, Lord in triple hypostases, * Since You have the control over all things * save Your creature from all calamity. [GOASD]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Superessential God, in His benevolence, * as Lord of all, for us became incarnate of you, * and He assumed our very essence and remained what He was before. * Henceforth we all worship Him as both human as well as God, * O Virgin, and proclaim that you are the Mother of God indeed, * and glorify the greatest of all wonders, * namely your seedless childbirth. [GOASD]

Ode iv.

Mode 3. N/M (Lord, You have established.)

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

From the Father as from a root, the Son and the right Spirit sprang as two trunks, connatural shoots planted by God, together with Him having no beginning, for they are three lights of the Godhead. [GOASD]

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

From the Father as from a root, the Son and the right Spirit sprang as two trunks, connatural shoots planted by God, together with Him having no beginning, for they are three lights of the Godhead. [GOASD]

Glory.

Arrays of spiritual beings unceasingly extol You, O incomprehensible God. We join them glorifying You, and we sing: Superessential Trinity, save us Your servants in Your love humanity. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Very merciful Logos of God, You have drawn us to Your love. For us You became incarnate immutably, and You initiated us into the mystery of one Godhead with triple light. Therefore we glorify You. [GOASD]

Ode v.

Mode 3. N/M (Isaiah once symbolically.)

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

In images Isaiah saw the one Dominion, God in three persons, glorified by the immaculate voices of the Seraphim. Then he was sent to proclaim the thrice-radiant essence and the tri-solar Monad. [GOASD]

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

In images Isaiah saw the one Dominion, God in three persons, glorified by the immaculate voices of the Seraphim. Then he was sent to proclaim the thrice-radiant essence and the tri-solar Monad. [GOASD]

Glory.

O tri-solar Monad, in the beginning You created ex nihilo the nature of all things invisible and visible. We who faithfully extol You as one God implore You to free us from all worries, and count us worthy of Your glory. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

O Virgin, we lovingly extol you, and we call you blessed, for you became God's bridal chamber, clean and luminous. From you, Christ was born with two natures and wills, being one of the Trinity and Lord of glory. [GOASD]

Ode vi.

Mode 3. N/M (Sinfulness encircles me.)

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

Abraham was a nomad when he was counted worthy to offer hospitality symbolically to the superessential single Lord in three hypostases in the form of three men. [GOASD]

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

Abraham was a nomad when he was counted worthy to offer hospitality symbolically to the superessential single Lord in three hypostases in the form of three men. [GOASD]

Glory.

O tri-solar Lord, direct Your servants' hearts to the unapproachable light and the splendor of Your glory; and grant our souls to imagine Your ineffable beauty. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

O immaculate Virgin, open to me the gates to the Light who was born of your womb, that I may see the thrice radiant ray of the Godhead, and glorify you, our Lady of resplendent light. [GOASD]

Kathisma.

Mode 3. Your confession.

We extol the tri-solar dominion * of the consubstantial divine nature, * and we sing the thrice-holy hymn and say, * "Holy are You, O Father unoriginate! * Holy are You, O Son, likewise unoriginate! * Holy Spirit! Our one and inseparate * humane God, Creator of the universe!" [GOASD]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode 3. Your confession.

Uncontainable is God the Logos, * yet He fit into your womb, O Virgin. * He was incarnate of you and appeared as a man, * without sustaining confusion nor division * of the Godhead, divine and unalterable. * Greatest miracle! And therefore we ever faithfully * declare and glorify you as the Mother of God. [GOASD]

Ode vii.

Mode 3. N/M (Of old You refreshed.)

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

O Master, I pray You make me be the wholly luminous temple of Your thrice-radiant Godhead; and by Your illuminating rays, make me be higher than the dreadful darkness of sins and passions, O God of our fathers. [GOASD]

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

We profess one form of the Godhead in three hypostatic and separate identities, of Father, Son and Spirit, and we sing, "Blessed are You, the God of our fathers." [GOASD]

Glory.

God in three hypostases appeared to Abraham at the Oak of Mamre. In His mercy, He gave him Isaac as the reward for his hospitality. We now glorify Him as the God of our fathers. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

In His goodness, the Creator of all appeared on earth, when He became human and was born from your virgin and immaculate womb; and He deified us, O all-immaculate, blessed, and all-pure Mother of God. [GOASD]

Ode viii.

Mode 3. N/M (The flame of unbearable fire.)

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

The Logos and the Spirit, coeval with the unoriginate Father, sprang forth from Him, as from a root, as shoots of the superessential Godhead. Thus they showed the single glory and power of the Trinity, which we believers all extol unto the ages. [GOASD]

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

The Logos and the Spirit, coeval with the unoriginate Father, sprang forth from Him, as from a root, as shoots of the superessential Godhead. Thus they showed the single glory and power of the Trinity, which we believers all extol unto the ages. [GOASD]

Glory.

O Father, consubstantial Logos and Spirit, with Your beacon signals You coordinate the celestial hierarchies, to praise the thrice-radiant and equal dominion unceasingly in thrice-holy songs. We also extol You, unto all the ages. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

O Lady, the Prophets, as oracles, foresaw your childbirth long before, and they extolled your Son, who would be born supernaturally without seed. We also in unison extol Him as Lord, and we exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [GOASD]

Ode ix.

Mode 3. N/M (O novel wonder.)

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

The godlike orders of the bodiless hosts yearn to take wing and plainly see Your thrice-radiant glory, but they are very reverent toward the unapproachable light, and they unceasingly sing praises to You. We join them and in unison we glorify You, O our one God, the Trinity. [GOASD]

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

The godlike orders of the bodiless hosts yearn to take wing and plainly see Your thrice-radiant glory, but they are very reverent toward the unapproachable light, and they unceasingly sing praises to You. We join them and in unison we glorify You, O our one God, the Trinity. [GOASD]

Glory.

O Master and God of all, we on earth, who have received from You a spiritual and rational soul, with boundless love wholeheartedly extol You, who are truly one nature and three persons. We implore You, compassionate Lord, as You are very merciful, take pity on us. [GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

O Creator of all, make me be luminous temple of Your monarchal and thrice-radiant Godhead, that I may be completely devoted to You. I pray You let me see Your inexpressible noetic glory, at the intercession of the only Theotokos, whom we dutifully magnify, for she is glorious beyond measure. [GOASD]

Megalynaria to the Trinity

From Horologion - - -

Mode 2.

It is truly proper to extol the Trinity divine and holy: Unoriginate Father, Maker of all, co-eternal Logos, begotten before all time without change from the Father, and the all-holy Spirit, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father timelessly. [SD]

It is truly proper to extol and to glorify You, God the Logos. The Cherubim shudder and tremble at Him, and the Hosts of heaven offer hymns of glory to Him. For He resurrected from the grave on the third day. With fear let us glorify Him, Christ the Giver of Life. [SD]

With inspired anthems worthy of God, let us all sing praises to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit, tri-hypostatic power, one Kingdom and Dominion, one Rule and Sovereignty. [SD]

Immaculate Virgin, when creation saw your Son risen, as befits God, it was filled with great joy and ineffable gladness, and it glorified the Savior, and it honored you. [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. For the Fathers.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4.

Supremely blessed are You, O Christ our God. You established the holy Fathers upon the earth as beacons, and through them You have guided us all to the true Faith, O greatly merciful One, glory be to You. [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 He Who rose from the dead, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, 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. )