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Horologion - Midnight Office

For Sunday

Octoechos - Mode 4.

On Sunday Morning

Menaion - July 25

Memory of the Repose of Saint Anna

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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 4. The Red Sea was crossed.

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

[GOASD]

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

[GOASD]

Glory.

[GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

[GOASD]

Ode iii.

Mode 4. Not in our wisdom.

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

[GOASD]

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

[GOASD]

Glory.

[GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

[GOASD]

Kathisma.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

[GOASD]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

[GOASD]

Ode iv.

Mode 4. He who sits in holy glory.

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

[GOASD]

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

[GOASD]

Glory.

[GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

[GOASD]

Ode v.

Mode 4. Amazed was the universe.

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

[GOASD]

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

[GOASD]

Glory.

[GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

[GOASD]

Ode vi.

Mode 4. Prefiguing in the whale.

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

[GOASD]

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

[GOASD]

Glory.

[GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

[GOASD]

Kathisma.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

[GOASD]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

[GOASD]

Ode vii.

Mode 4. O Lord, Your Mother.

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

[GOASD]

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

[GOASD]

Glory.

[GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

[GOASD]

Ode viii.

Mode 4. Daniel shut.

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

[GOASD]

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

[GOASD]

Glory.

[GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

[GOASD]

Ode ix.

Mode 4. All you born on earth.

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

[GOASD]

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

[GOASD]

Glory.

[GOASD]

Both now. Theotokion.

[GOASD]

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

Idiomela of the Lity.

Idiomelon 1.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 1.

Anna, that all-venerable woman who gave birth to Mary, the beginning of our salvation, is festively translated from the earth today. Come now, all you fans of the Church's feasts and lovers of Christ: let us bring her songs as if flowers, and let us sing to her. "O temperate Anna, blessed is your womb, for it carried the Mother of God the Logos; and beautiful are your breasts that nursed her. Since she gave birth without seed to the Giver of life, she has been grated to reign with Him. And now He has translated you to life, unending and divine, and has granted you to live with His Mother, and to rejoice with her. We, who faithfully celebrate your memory, implore you to join her interceding for the salvation of our souls." [SD]

Idiomelon 2.

Mode 2.

Come, all you fans of virginity and admirers of chastity. Come, let us celebrate St. Anna's dignified repose. She is the one who amazingly gave birth to the fountain of life, to Mary, who in turn gave birth to a Child who is God, our Redeemer, who illumines and sanctifies our souls. [SD]

Idiomelon 3.

Mode 2.

What a crowd of congregants, who have reverently assembled in the holy church of the Grandparents of God! They call to us, "Come celebrate with us today, all you who are endowed with speech! Anna is translated from earth to the Lord, to stand near Him and to pray for us, that forgiveness be granted to those who faithfully celebrate her repose." [SD]

Idiomelon 4.

Mode 4.

Come all believers, let us splendidly celebrate today the memory of the righteous Joachim and Anna, the Grandparents of God. They produced Mary, the spotless Mother of our Savior. So let us call out to them, "O couple selected by God, holy husband and wife honored by God, entreat Christ God, who sprang from your loins, to have mercy on our souls." [SD]

Glory. Both now.

From Menaion - - -

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 1.

O blessed couple! You have been exalted above all parents, for you produced a daughter who exceeds all creation. You are truly blessed, O Joachim, as the father of such a child. And Anna, blessed is your womb, for it produced the Mother of our life. Blessed also are your breasts, at which you nursed her who would in turn nurse the One who feeds everything that breathes. We entreat you, O all blessed Saints, to implore Him to have mercy on our souls. [SD]

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.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 4. Come quickly.

You carried within your womb her who was pregnant with Life, * the Mother of God, O godly-minded Anna; and thus * to heaven were you today * transported with great rejoicing, where those who feast dwell in glory. * You pray for the forgiveness of offenses for the faithful * who honor you with longing, O ever-blessed one. [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. )