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Τῆς Κυριακῆς

For Sunday

Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος αʹ.

Octoechos - Mode 1.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚΘʹ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ

Menaion - August 29

Μνήμη τῆς Ἁποτομῆς τῆς Τιμίας Κεφαλῆς τοῦ Ἁγίου Προδρόμου

Commemoration of the Beheading of the Holy Forerunner

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ΜΕΣΟΝΥΚΤΙΚΟΝ

MIDNIGHT OFFICE

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God. Glory to You.

Βασιλεῦ οὐράνιε, Παράκλητε, τὸ Πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας, ὁ πανταχοῦ παρὼν καὶ τὰ πάντα πληρῶν, ὁ θησαυρὸς τῶν ἀγαθῶν καὶ ζωῆς χορηγός, ἐλθὲ καὶ σκήνωσον ἐν ἡμῖν καὶ καθάρισον ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης κηλῖδος καὶ σῷσον, Ἀγαθέ, τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

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]

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. [GOA]

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.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Amen. Lord, have mercy. (12)

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.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν τῷ Βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν Θεῷ.

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

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ τῷ Βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν Θεῷ.

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

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν αὐτῷ, Χριστῷ τῷ Βασιλεῖ καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

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

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]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν Τριαδικός.

Canon for the Trinity.

ᾨδὴ αʹ.

Ode i.

Ἦχος αʹ. Σοῦ ἡ τροπαιοῦχος.

Mode 1. N/M (Glorified in strength.)

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Μίαν τρισυπόστατον ἀρχήν, τὰ Σεραφεὶμ ἀσιγήτως δοξάζουσιν, ἄναρχον ἀΐδιον, ποιητικὴν ἁπάντων ἀκατάληπτον· ἣν καὶ πᾶσα γλῶσσα, πιστῶς γεραίρει τοῖς ᾄσμασιν.

The Seraphim unceasingly glorify the One source in three hypostases, unoriginate, everlasting, creator of all, incomprehensible; and every tongue faithfully sings hymns to honor the Trinity. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Ἵνα τοῖς ἀνθρώποις ἑνικήν, τὴν τριλαμπῆ σου δηλώσῃς Θεότητα, πλάσας πρὶν τὸν ἄνθρωπον, κατὰ τὴν σὴν εἰκόνα διεμόρφωσας, νοῦν αὐτῷ καὶ λόγον, καὶ πνεῦμα δούς, ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

You fashioned man of old and made it according to your image, and You gave it mind and reason and spirit, so that You might show people your single Godhead with triple splendor, for you love humanity. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἄνωθεν δεικνὺς μοναδικόν, θεαρχικαῖς ἐν τρισὶν ὑποστάσεσι, κράτος, Πάτερ ἔφησας, τῷ ἰσουργῷ Υἱῷ σου, καὶ τῷ Πνεύματι· Δεῦτε καταβάντες, αὐτῶν τὰς γλώσσας συγχέωμεν.

O Father, You said to your co-equal Son and Spirit, "Come, let us go down and confuse their tongues." Thus from the beginning You manifested the single dominion in three divine hypostases, [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νοῦς μὲν ὁ ἀγέννητος Πατήρ, εἰκονικῶς τοῖς σοφοῖς προηγόρευται· Λόγος δὲ συνάναρχος, ὁ συμφυὴς Υἱός, καὶ Πνεῦμα ἅγιον, τὸ ἐν τῇ Παρθένῳ, τοῦ Λόγου κτίσαν τὴν σάρκωσιν.

Wise men of old prophesied in images that the unbegotten Father is Nous, the consubstantial Son is Logos, and the Holy Spirit is the One who in the Virgin wrought the incarnation of the Logos. [SD]

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ μόνος εἰδώς.

Mode 1. N/M (As You are the only One.)

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Σὺ πάλαι σαφῶς τῷ Ἀβραάμ, ὡς ὤφθης τρισυπόστατος, μοναδικός τε φύσει Θεότητος, θεολογίας τὸ ἀκραιφνέστατον, τυπικῶς ἐνέφηνας· καὶ πιστῶς ὑμνοῦμέν σε, τὸν μονάρχην Θεόν, καὶ τρισήλιον.

You revealed in figure the unadulterated theology, when You appeared clearly to Abraham of old: Godhead, one nature, three hypostases. O God the sole ruler and triple Sun, we faithfully extol You. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Ἐκ σοῦ γεννηθεὶς θεοπρεπῶς, ἀῤῥεύστως Πάτερ ἔλαμψε, φῶς ἐκ φωτός, Υἱὸς ἀπαράλλακτος, καὶ Πνεῦμα θεῖον, φῶς ἐκπεπόρευται· καὶ μιᾶς Θεότητος, αἴγλην τρισυπόστατον, προσκυνοῦμεν πιστῶς καὶ δοξάζομεν.

O Father, the Son was divinely begotten of You, without change; He shone forth from You, light from light, in no way different. And the divine Spirit proceeded from You as light. We faithfully worship and glorify the glory of one God in three hypostases. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Μονὰς ἡ Τριὰς ὑπερφυῶς, ἀῤῥήτως ὑπὲρ ἔννοιαν, ταῖς νοεραῖς οὐσίαις δοξάζεται, ταῖς τρισαγίαις φωναῖς, ἀσίγητον, ἐκβοώσαις αἴνεσιν· αἷς συμφώνως ὑμνεῖται, καὶ ἡμῖν τρισυπόστατος Κύριος.

The spiritual beings glorify the Trinity, supernatural Unity, ineffably incomprehensible; and they shout their never silent praise in thrice holy songs. We join them in praising the Lord in three hypostases. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐκ σοῦ χρονικῶς ἄνευ σπορᾶς, προῆλθεν ὁ ὑπέρχρονος, ὁμοιωθεὶς ἡμῖν ὁ ἀνείδεος, καὶ μίαν φύσιν καὶ κυριότητα, τοῦ Πατρὸς ἐδίδαξε, καὶ Υἱοῦ καὶ Πνεύματος, Θεοτόκε· διό σε δοξάζομεν.

O Mother of God, He who is beyond time came forth from you in history. He who is without visible form became like us. He taught us about the one nature and lordship of the Father, the Son and the Spirit. Therefore we glorify you. [SD]

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Πατέρα καὶ Υἱόν, προσκυνήσωμεν πάντες, καὶ Πνεῦμα τὸ εὐθές, καὶ ἰσότιμον δόξῃ, Τριάδα τὴν ἄκτιστον, καὶ ὑπέρθεον δύναμιν, ἣν δοξάζουσι, τῶν Ἀσωμάτων αἱ τάξεις· ταύτην σήμερον, καὶ γηγενεῖς μετὰ φόβου, πιστῶς εὐφημήσωμεν.

All people born on earth, being fearful and faithful, * let us today adore the supremely divine might, * the Father and Son and right Holy Spirit, the Trinity, * uncreated and equal in honor and glory, * glorified on high by ranks of bodiless Angels, * And come let us praise the Lord. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ὁδήγησον ἡμᾶς, ἐν ὁδῷ μετανοίας, ἐκκλίνοντας ἀεί, πρὸς κακῶν ἀνοδίας, καὶ τὸν ὑπεράγαθον, παροργίζοντας Κύριον, ἀπειρόγαμε, εὐλογημένη Μαρία, καταφύγιον ἀπεγνωσμένων ἀνθρώπων, Θεοῦ ἐνδιαίτημα.

Direct us in the way of repentance, O Lady. * We frequently depart from the path into evils, * provoking your Son and Lord, the transcendently good and kind. * Blessed Mother and all-holy pure Virgin Mary, * dwelling place of God, you are the hope and the refuge * for those who are desperate. [SD]

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὄρος σε τῇ χάριτι.

Mode 1. N/M (Habakkuk the Prophet.)

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Λάμψον μοι Θεαρχία τρισήλιε λάμψεσι, σῶν θεουργῶν μαρμαρυγῶν, τοῖς τῆς καρδίας ὀφθαλμοῖς, τὸ κάλλος φαντάζεσθαι, τῆς ὑπὲρ νοῦν θεαρχικῆς σου λαμπρότητος, καὶ φωτουργοῦ, καὶ γλυκείας μεθέξεως.

O tri-solar Godhead, shine in me the splendor of Your divine radiance, so that the eyes of my heart may imagine the beauty of Your incomprehensible and illuminating divine splendor, and of sweet union with You. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Πρότερον οὐρανοὺς ἐστερέωσας Κύριε, καὶ πᾶσαν δύναμιν αὐτῶν, τῷ Λόγῳ σου τῷ παντουργῷ, καὶ Πνεύματι στόματος τῷ συμφυεῖ, μεθ' ὧν δεσπόζεις τοῦ σύμπαντος, ἐν τριλαμπεῖ μοναρχίᾳ Θεότητος.

Lord, in the beginning You established the heavens and all their power, by Your almighty Logos and the consubstantial Spirit of Your mouth. Together You rule the universe in tri-splendent monarchy of Divinity. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς ἔπλασας κατ' εἰκόνα με σὴν καὶ ὁμοίωσιν, θεαρχικὴ παντουργική, Τριὰς ἀσύγχυτε μονάς, συνέτισον φώτισον, πρὸς τὸ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου τὸ ἅγιον, τὸ ἀγαθόν ἐν ἰσχύϊ καὶ τέλειον.

O divine, almighty Trinity, unconfused Unity, You fashioned me according to your image and your likeness. Grant me understanding and enlighten me to do Your holy will, which is gracious in strength and perfect. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τέτοκας τῆς Τριάδος τὸν ἕνα Πανάχραντε, θεαρχικώτατον Υἱόν, σωματωθέντα δι' ἡμᾶς, ἐκ σοῦ, καὶ αὐγάζοντα τοὺς γηγενεῖς, τῆς τρισηλίου Θεότητος, τῷ ἀνεσπέρῳ φωτὶ καὶ ταῖς λάμψεσιν.

O all-immaculate Virgin, you gave birth to one of the Trinity. He is the Son, wholly divine, incarnate from you for us, and He shines on those born on earth with the never-setting light and splendors of the tri-solar Godhead. [SD]

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ φωτίσας τῇ ἐλλάμψει.

Mode 1. N/M (By the brightness of Your coming.)

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Ἡ τὸν πρῶτον τῶν Ἀγγέλων ἀμέσως διάκοσμον, ἀπροσίτοις τοῦ σοῦ κάλλους ἀκτῖσιν ἐλλάμπουσα, ταῖς σαῖς αἴγλαις φώτισον, Τριὰς ἡ μοναρχικωτάτη, τοὺς ὀρθοδόξως σε μέλποντας.

Trinity that rules as one, You shine with unapproachable beams of Your beauty directly on the first order of Angels. We Orthodox Christians who sing your praise pray You illumine us with rays of Your light. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Νῦν ἡ φύσις, ἑνικὴ Θεαρχία τρισήλιε, ἀνυμνεῖ σε, ἣν οὐσίωσας δι' ἀγαθότητα, τῶν πταισμάτων λύτρωσιν, καὶ πειρασμῶν ἐξαιτουμένη, καὶ τῶν δεινῶν καὶ τῶν θλίψεων.

O tri-solar Godhead, in Your goodness You brought human nature into being. Now we extol You, and we pray to be delivered from our offenses and temptations, from peril and affliction. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τὸν Πατέρα καὶ Υἱόν, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, μίαν φύσιν, καὶ Θεότητα, πίστει δοξάζομεν, μεριστὴν ἀμέριστον, ἕνα Θεὸν τῆς ἀοράτου, καὶ ὁρωμένης τε κτίσεως.

Faithfully we glorify the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, one nature and Godhead, separate yet inseparable, the one God of invisible and visible creation. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ῥήσεις πᾶσαι Προφητῶν, προδιέγραψαν Ἄχραντε, τὸν σὸν τόκον, τὸν ἀπόῤῥητον καὶ ἀνερμήνευτον· ὃν ἡμεῖς ἐγνώκαμεν, μυσταγωγὸν τῆς ἑνιαίας, καὶ τρισηλίου Θεότητος.

The words of the Prophets all prefigured your ineffable and inexplicable childbirth, O immaculate Virgin. We know your Son to be the one who initiates us into the mystery of the one tri-solar Godhead. [SD]

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ἦχος αʹ. Ἐκύκλωσεν ἡμᾶς.

Mode 1. N/M (The lowest depth encircles us.)

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Ἰσόῤῥοπον τὴν δύναμιν ὡς ἔχουσα, Τριὰς ἡ ὑπερούσιος, ἐν ταυτότητι βουλήσεως, Μονὰς πέφυκας, ἁπλῆ καὶ ἀδιαίρετος. Σὺ οὖν ἡμᾶς, ἐν τῇ δυνάμει σου περιφρούρησον.

Super-essential Trinity, equal in power, You are Unity with identical will, single and undivided. We pray You guard us by Your might. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Ἰσόῤῥοπον τὴν δύναμιν ὡς ἔχουσα, Τριὰς ἡ ὑπερούσιος, ἐν ταυτότητι βουλήσεως, Μονὰς πέφυκας, ἁπλῆ καὶ ἀδιαίρετος. Σὺ οὖν ἡμᾶς, ἐν τῇ δυνάμει σου περιφρούρησον.

Super-essential Trinity, equal in power, You are Unity with identical will, single and undivided. We pray You guard us by Your might. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σὺ πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας τῇ βουλήσει σου, ὡς ἀγαθὴ ὑπέστησας, ἐξ οὐκ ὄντων, ἀκατάληπτε Τριάς· εἶτα καὶ τὸν ἄνθρωπον διέπλασας. Ἀλλὰ καὶ νῦν, ἐκ πάσης ῥῦσαί με περιστάσεως.

O incomprehensible Trinity, in Your goodness, by your will you all the ages into being from nonexistence, and then you fashioned humanity. I pray You now, deliver me from any calamity. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἡλίου τοῦ ἀδύτου οἶκος γέγονας, τοῦ κτίσαντος καὶ τάξαντος, τοὺς φωστῆρας τοὺς μεγάλους πανσθενῶς, ἄρχαντε Παρθένε Θεονύμφευτε. Ἀλλὰ καὶ νῦν, τῆς τῶν παθῶν με ῥῦσαι ζοφώσεως.

O immaculate Virgin, Bride of God, you became the house of the never-setting Sun. As almighty, He created and ordered the great luminaries. Now I entreat you to free me from the darkness of the passions. [SD]

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Τριάδα τὴν σεπτήν, καὶ ἀμέριστον φύσιν, προσώποις ἐν τρισί, τεμνομένην ἀτμήτως, καὶ μένουσαν ἀμέριστον, κατ' οὐσίαν Θεότητος, προσκυνήσωμεν, οἱ γηγενεῖς μετὰ φόβου, καὶ δοξάσωμεν, ὡς Ποιητὴν καὶ Δεσπότην, Θεὸν ὑπεράγαθον.

Our God is truly one and inseparate nature * in three hypostases indivisibly divided, * remaining inseparate in essence of Divinity. * Let us, born on earth, with fear now worship as Master * the Holy Trinity and glorify our Creator * supremely benevolent. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Κυβέρνησον Ἁγνή, τὴν ἀθλίαν ψυχήν μου, καὶ οἴκτειρον αὐτήν, ὑπὸ πλήθους πταισμάτων, βυθῷ ὀλισθαίνουσαν, ἀπωλείας Πανάμωμε, καὶ ἐν ὥρᾳ με, τῇ φοβερᾷ τοῦ θανάτου, σὺ ἐξάρπασον, κατηγορούντων δαιμόνων, καὶ πάσης κολάσεως.

Take pity on my soul, which is wretched, and steer it, * O Pure one, for I slipped beneath my many offenses * and into the deep abyss of perdition, O blameless one. * I implore you, save me from divine retribution * in that frightful hour of my death, as the demons * are hotly accusing me. [SD]

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Ἦχος αʹ. Σὲ νοητήν.

Mode 1. N/M (We who believe know you.)

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Λόγε Θεοῦ, συμφυὲς ἀπαύγασμα, τοῦ παντοκράτορος Θεοῦ, ὡς ὑπέσχου τὴν παρὰ σοῦ θεουργὸν ἐνοίκησιν, ποίησον ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος, σὺν τῷ Πατρί σου καὶ τῷ Πνεύματι, καὶ φοβερόν, τοῖς δαίμοσί με δεῖξον καὶ πάθεσιν.

O Logos of God, connatural radiance of almighty God, as you are compassionate, come with your Father and the Spirit and dwell in me, as You promised; and make me fierce against demons and passions. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Λόγε Θεοῦ, συμφυὲς ἀπαύγασμα, τοῦ παντοκράτορος Θεοῦ, ὡς ὑπέσχου τὴν παρὰ σοῦ θεουργὸν ἐνοίκησιν, ποίησον ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος, σὺν τῷ Πατρί σου καὶ τῷ Πνεύματι, καὶ φοβερόν, τοῖς δαίμοσί με δεῖξον καὶ πάθεσιν.

O Logos of God, connatural radiance of almighty God, as you are compassionate, come with your Father and the Spirit and dwell in me, as You promised; and make me fierce against demons and passions. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἵνα τῆς σῆς, εὐσπλαγχνίας Δέσποτα, δείξῃς τὸ πέλαγος ἡμῖν, τὸν Υιόν σου πρὸς τὴν ἡμῶν, πέμψας ταπεινότητα αὖθις ἀνεμόρφωσας πρὸς τὴν ἀρχαίαν λαμπρότητα. Ἀλλὰ καὶ νῦν, τῷ θείῳ με συνέτισον Πνεύματι.

Master, you sent Your Son to our lowliness and restored it to its original splendor; and thus You revealed to us the ocean of your compassion. I entreat You, grant me wisdom by Your Holy Spirit. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ Χερουβείμ, θρόνῳ ἐποχούμενος καὶ τῶν ἁπάντων Βασιλεύς, ἐν γαστρί σου παρθενικῇ, ᾤκησε Πανάχραντε, πάντας ἐκλυτρούμενος, ἐκ τῆς φθορᾶς ὡς φιλάνθρωπος. Ἀλλὰ καὶ νῦν, ταῖς σαῖς πρεσβείαις με περιφρούρησον.

The King of all, who rides on Cherubim as on a throne, dwelt in your womb, O all-immaculate Virgin. He rescued us from corruption, in His love for humanity. I entreat you, protect me by your intercessions. [SD]

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Ἦχος αʹ. Θαύματος ὑπερφυοῦς.

Mode 1. N/M (Babylon's bedewing furnace.)

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Νεύματι θεουργικῷ Κύριε πάντων, τρισυπόστατε καὶ παντοκράτορ, οὐρανοὺς ἐξέτεινας ὡσεὶ δέῤῥιν· εἶτα καὶ γῆς, ἀπῃώρησας τὸ βάθος, πανσθενεῖ σου δρακί. Διὸ καὶ τοὺς δούλους σου κραταίωσον, τῇ ἀγάπῃ καὶ πίστει τῇ σῇ φιλάνθρωπε, ἵνα σε δοξάζωμεν πόθῳ εἰς αἰῶνας.

O almighty Lord of all in three hypostases, with Your divine command You stretched out the heavens like a curtain; then with Your all-powerful hand, You separated the seas from the earth. We pray You, who love humanity, to fortify us Your servants with Your love and with faith, so that we may glorify You with longing unto the ages. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Νεύματι θεουργικῷ Κύριε πάντων, τρισυπόστατε καὶ παντοκράτορ, οὐρανοὺς ἐξέτεινας ὡσεὶ δέῤῥιν· εἶτα καὶ γῆς, ἀπῃώρησας τὸ βάθος, πανσθενεῖ σου δρακί. Διὸ καὶ τοὺς δούλους σου κραταίωσον, τῇ ἀγάπῃ καὶ πίστει τῇ σῇ φιλάνθρωπε, ἵνα σε δοξάζωμεν πόθῳ εἰς αἰῶνας.

O almighty Lord of all in three hypostases, with Your divine command You stretched out the heavens like a curtain; then with Your all-powerful hand, You separated the seas from the earth. We pray You, who love humanity, to fortify us Your servants with Your love and with faith, so that we may glorify You with longing unto the ages. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Φώτισον θεαρχικὸν φῶς τοὺς ὑμνοῦντας, τὸ Τρισήλιον φῶς τοῖς προσώποις, ἑνιαῖον αὖθις δὲ τῇ οὐσίᾳ καὶ πρὸς τὰς σάς, φωτοδότιδας ἀκτῖνας ἐπιβλέπειν ἀεί· δι' ὧν χορτασθήσομαι τὴν δόξαν σου, τὴν γλυκεῖαν καὶ φωτουργὸν καὶ πανόλβιον, καὶ ὑπερυψῶ σε πιστῶς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O divine Light, illumine us who extol the Light, tri-solar in three persons, and also single in essence, so that we may ever gaze at Your light-giving rays. Through them I will be filled with Your glory, sweet, light-giving and all-blessed; and I will faithfully exalt You beyond measure, unto the ages. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὕψωσεν εἰς οὐρανοὺς τὴν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, προσλαβόμενος φύσιν ἀτρέπτως, ὁ Υἱός σου πάναγνε Θεοτόκε, ὑπερβολῇ ἀγαθότητος, ῥυσάμενος τῆς πάλαι φθορᾶς· ᾧ καὶ εὐχαρίστως ἀναμέλπωμεν· Εὐλογείτω ἡ κτίσις πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψούτω εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

All pure Theotokos, your Son immutably assumed human nature, delivered it from its age-old corruption, and exalted it to heaven, in his surpassing goodness. We sing to Him with gratitude: "Let all creation bless the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages." [SD]

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τύπον τῆς ἁγνῆς.

Mode 1. N/M (Burning, yet.)

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Σῶσον ὁ Σωτὴρ τῆς κτίσεως, τῆς αἰσθητῆς καὶ νοουμένης τοὺς δούλους σου, τῆς τῶν δυσμενῶν ἐπιβουλῆς καὶ κακώσεως, παναγία Τριὰς ὁμοούσιε, καὶ φρούρει τὴν σὴν ποίμνην, διαπαντὸς ἀνεπιβούλευτον.

O all-holy, consubstantial Trinity, the Savior of both the physical and spiritual creation, save Your servants from attacks and oppression of hostile foes, and keep Your flock for ever free of harm. [SD]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Σῶσον ὁ Σωτὴρ τῆς κτίσεως, τῆς αἰσθητῆς καὶ νοουμένης τοὺς δούλους σου, τῆς τῶν δυσμενῶν ἐπιβουλῆς καὶ κακώσεως, παναγία Τριὰς ὁμοούσιε, καὶ φρούρει τὴν σὴν ποίμνην, διαπαντὸς ἀνεπιβούλευτον.

O all-holy, consubstantial Trinity, the Savior of both the physical and spiritual creation, save Your servants from attacks and oppression of hostile foes, and keep Your flock for ever free of harm. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἵνα τὸν βυθὸν τὸν ἄπειρον, τῆς οὐσιώδους δείξῃς σου ἀγαθότητος, δέδωκας ἡμῖν ἐπαγγελίας τρισήλιε, καὶ μονάρχα Θεὲ παντοδύναμε, σωστικὰς τοῖς σοῖς δούλοις, ἃς ἐκπληρῶσαι καταξίωσον.

O tri-solar God and almighty Monarch, You have made promises to Your servants, in order to demonstrate that Your innate goodness in infinitely profound. We pray You grant us to see them fulfilled. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νεῦσον ταῖς ἡμῶν δεήσεσιν ὁ ἐν τρισὶ θεαρχικαῖς ὑποστάσεσι, μόνος εἷς Θεὸς ἀληθινός, πιστευόμενος, καὶ παράσχου σοῖς δούλοις παράκλησιν, πρεσβείαις τῆς ἀχράντου, καὶ πανυμνήτου Θεομήτορος.

Only true God, whom we believe to be one in three divine hypostases, incline to our supplications, and grant Your servants' requests, at the intercession of the immaculate and all-lauded Mother of God. [SD]

Εἰ οὐκ ἐτελέσθη ἡ Λιτὴ εἰς τὸν Ἑσπερινόν, τὰ ἑξῆς·

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

Ἰδιόμελα τῆς Λιτῆς.

Idiomela of the Lity.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τί σε καλέσωμεν Προφῆτα; Ἄγγελον, Ἀπόστολον, ἢ Μάρτυρα; Ἄγγελον, ὅτι ὡς ἀσώματος διήγαγες, Ἀπόστολον, ὅτι ἐμαθήτευσας τὰ ἔθνη, Μάρτυρα δέ, ὅτι σοῦ ἡ κεφαλὴ ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ ἐτμήθη. Αὐτὸν ἱκέτευε, ἐλεηθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

What shall we call you, Prophet? ⁄ Angel, apostle, martyr: ⁄ Angel, for you have spent your life like those who have no body. ⁄ Apostle, for you have taught the nations, ⁄ and martyr, for your head has been cut off for the sake of Christ. ⁄⁄ Pray to Him then that our souls may be granted great mercy. [OCA]

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τῆς ἀποτμηθείσης κεφαλῆς τοῦ Προδρόμου, τὰ μνημόσυνα τελέσωμεν, ποτὲ μὲν ἐπὶ πίνακι ἐκβλυζούσης αἵματα, νυνὶ δὲ ἐν τοῖς πέρασι προχεούσης ἰάματα.

We now celebrate the memorial of the beheading of the Forerunner: ⁄ At that time you gushed forth blood upon the platter, ⁄⁄ and now you pour forth healing to the ends of the earth! [OCA]

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Σήμερον ἡ ἀνοσιουργότροπος μήτηρ τοῦ φόνου, τὴν ἐξ ἀνόμου συμπλοκῆς, αὐτῆς πανασελγῆ θυγατέρα. Κατὰ τοῦ πάντων τῶν Προφητῶν, θεοπροκρίτου μείζονος, φονοτρόπῳ συμβουλῇ ἐσκευώρητο. Τοῦ γὰρ ἐχθίστου Ἡρῴδου τελοῦντος συμπόσιον τοῦ Ἑαυτοῦ ἀθεμίτου γενεθλίου, μεθ' ὅρκου αἰτήσασθαι παρεσκεύασε, τὴν θαυματόβρυτον τοῦ θεοκήρυκος τιμίαν κεφαλήν, ὃ καὶ τετέλεκεν ὁ παράφρων, θυμελικοῦ ὀρχήματος δοὺς αὐτὴν ἀντίμισθον, εὐορκίας χάριν, ὅμως οὐκ ἐπαύσατο ὁ μύστης τῆς Χριστοῦ παρουσίας, τὴν θεοστυγῆ μίξιν αὐτῶν, καὶ μετὰ τὸ τέλος στηλιτεύειν, ἀλλ' ἐλέγχων ἐβόα· Οὐκ ἔξεστί σοι, λέγων, μοιχεύειν τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ σου Φιλίππου τὴν γυναῖκα. Ὢ γενεθλίου προφητοκτόνου, καὶ αἱμάτων γέμοντος συμποσίου! Ἡμεῖς δὲ εὐσεβοφρόνως, ἐν τῇ ἀποτομῇ τοῦ Προδρόμου, λευχειμονοῦντες ἑορτάσωμεν, ὡς ἐν εὐσήμῳ ἡμέρᾳ ἀγαλλιώμενοι, καὶ αἰτησώμεθα τοῦτον, ἐξευμενίσαι τὴν Τριάδα, τῶν παθῶν τῆς ἀτιμίας ῥύσασθαι ἡμᾶς, καὶ σῶσαι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Today the mother of murder ⁄ acting with more wickedness than has ever been seen, ⁄ has roused her utterly wanton daughter ⁄ to evil against the divinely-chosen and greatest of all the prophets. ⁄ For while hateful Herod was celebrating his ungodly birthday ⁄ she contrived according to the oath he had given her for her dancing, ⁄ to beg for the precious head of the herald of God, ⁄ that gushed forth miracles. ⁄ And he, quite mad, fulfilled his promise ⁄ and gave her the sworn reward of her dancing. ⁄ But the initiate of the coming of Christ ⁄ ceased not after death to rebuke them for their abominable union, ⁄ but reproved them loudly, saying: ⁄ It does not become you to commit adultery with the wife of your brother Philip. ⁄ What birthday, killer of prophets and feast full of blood! ⁄ Let us with reverent minds ⁄ making ourselves white as snow, ⁄ rejoice on this day and keep feast. ⁄ And let us ask the Forerunner to propitiate the Trinity for us ⁄⁄ to be delivered from the disgrace of the passions and to save our souls! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Τῆς ἀνόμου πράξεως, τοὺς ἐλέγχους ἐκφυγεῖν ὁ Ἡρῴδης βουληθείς, τὴν κεφαλήν σου Πρόδρομε, παρανόμῳ γυναικὶ παρεδίδου σφαλερῶς· οὐ γὰρ ἐπέγνω ὁ δείλαιος στηλιτεύων ἑαυτόν, ἐπὶ δίσκου περιφέρων αὐτήν. Ἀλλ' ὡς ἁγνείας πρακτικὸς διδάσκαλος, καὶ μετανοίας ὁδηγὸς σωτήριος, πρέσβευε Βαπτιστὰ τῷ Χριστῷ, ἐκ τῶν παθῶν τῆς ἀτιμίας λυτρώσασθαι ἡμᾶς.

Herod, intending to escape reproaches for his sinful doings, ⁄ gave your head, Forerunner, to a lawless woman. ⁄ For the wretched man did not know ⁄ that in having it carried round on a platter he was rebuking himself. ⁄ But as teacher of purity and guide to redeeming repentance, ⁄ Baptist, intercede with Christ for us ⁄⁄ to be delivered from the disgrace of the passions! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Μακαρίζομέν σε Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, καὶ δοξάζομέν σε οἱ πιστοὶ κατὰ χρέος, τὴν πόλιν τὴν ἄσειστον, τὸ τεῖχος, τὸ ἄῤῥηκτον, τὴν ἀῤῥαγῆ προστασίαν, καὶ καταφυγήν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Now we call you blessed, O Virgin Theotokos, and we glorify you, duty-bound as believers; the city unshakable, the wall indestructible, the firm and steadfast protection, and the place of refuge for our souls. [SD]

Τριαδικὰ Μεγαλυνάρια

Megalynaria to the Trinity

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἄξιόν ἐστιν ὡς ἀληθῶς, τὴν ὑπέρθεον ὑμνεῖν Τριάδα, Ἄναρχον Πατέρα καὶ παντουργόν, Συνάναρχον Λόγον, πρὸ αἰώνων ἐκ τοῦ Πατρός, ἀῤῥεύστως τεχθέντα, καὶ τὸ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὸ ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς ἀχρόνως ἐκπορευόμενον.

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]

Ἄξιόν ἐστιν ὡς ἀληθῶς, τοῦ δοξάζειν σε τὸν Θεὸν Λόγον· Ὃν φρίττει καὶ τρέμει τὰ Χερουβείμ, καὶ δοξολογοῦσιν αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν, τὸν ἐξαναστάντα τριήμερον ἐκ τάφου, Χριστὸν τὸν ζωοδότην, φόβῳ δοξάσωμεν.

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]

Ὑμνήσωμεν πάντες θεοπρεπῶς, ᾄσμασιν ἐνθέοις, τὸν Πατέρα καὶ τὸν Υἱόν, καὶ Πνεῦμα τὸ θεῖον, τρισυπόστατον κράτος, τὴν μίαν Βασιλείαν, καὶ Κυριότητα.

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]

Ἐκ νεκρῶν ἰδοῦσα τὸν σὸν Υἱόν, ἄχραντε Παρθένε, ἀναστάντα θεοπρεπῶς, χαρᾶς ἀνεκφράστου, ἡ κτίσις ἐπληροῦτο, αὐτὸν δοξολογοῦσα, καὶ σὲ γεραίρουσα.

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]

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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. [GOA]

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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.

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Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Μνήμη Δικαίου μέτ' ἐγκωμίων, σοὶ δὲ ἀρκέσει ἡ μαρτυρία τοῦ Κυρίου Πρόδρομε· ἀνεδείχθης γὰρ ὄντως καὶ Προφητῶν σεβασμιώτερος, ὅτι καὶ ἐν ῥείθροις βαπτίσαι κατηξιώθης τὸν κηρυττόμενον. Ὅθεν τῆς ἀληθείας ὑπεραθλήσας, χαίρων εὐηγγελίσω καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ, Θεὸν φανερωθέντα ἐν σαρκί, τὸν αἴροντα τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, καὶ παρέχοντα ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The memory of the just is observed with hymns of praise; for you suffices the testimony of the Lord, O Forerunner. You have proved to be truly more ven'rable than the Prophets, since you were granted to baptize in the river the One whom they proclaimed. Therefore, when for the truth you had contested, rejoicing, to those in Hades you preached the Gospel, that God was manifested in the flesh, and takes away the sin of the world, and grants to us the great mercy. [SD]

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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Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἔθνους ἡμῶν, πάσης ἀρχῆς καὶ ἐξουσίας ἐν αὐτῷ.

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου, καὶ τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ […] τῶν ἐπιτελούντων τὴν πανήγυριν ταύτην.

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.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ διαφυλαχθῆναι τὴν ἁγίαν τοῦ Χριστοῦ Μεγάλην Ἐκκλησίαν, τὴν Ἱερὰν ἡμῶν Ἀρχιεπισκοπήν (καὶ τὴν Ἱερὰν ταύτην Μητρόπολιν), καὶ τὴν πόλιν ταύτην, καὶ πᾶσαν πόλιν καὶ χώραν, ἀπὸ ὀργῆς, λοιμοῦ, λιμοῦ, σεισμοῦ, καταποντισμοῦ, πυρός, μαχαίρας, ἐπιδρομῆς ἀλλοφύλων, ἐμφυλίου πολέμου καὶ αἰφνιδίου θανάτου· ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἵλεων, εὐμενῆ καὶ εὐδιάλλακτον γενέσθαι τὸν ἀγαθὸν καὶ φιλάνθρωπον Θεὸν ἡμῶν, τοῦ ἀποστρέψαι καὶ διασκεδάσαι πᾶσαν ὀργὴν καὶ νόσον τὴν καθ' ἡμῶν κινουμένην, καὶ ρύσασθαι ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς ἐπικειμένης δικαίας αὐτοῦ ἀπειλῆς, καὶ ἐλεῆσαι ἡμᾶς.

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.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ εἰσακοῦσαι Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν φωνῆς τῆς δεήσεως ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν, καὶ ἐλεῆσαι ἡμᾶς.

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

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

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

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Ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, ἡ ἐλπὶς πάντων τῶν περάτων τῆς γῆς καὶ τῶν ἐν θαλάσσῃ μακράν· καὶ ἵλεως, ἵλεως γενοῦ ἡμῖν, Δέσποτα, ἐπὶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἐλεήμων γὰρ 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.

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.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

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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. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

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

Εὐλόγησον.

Father, bless!

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

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.

Εὐξώμεθα ὑπὲρ εἰρήνης τοῦ κόσμου.

Let us pray for the peace of the world.

( Κύριε, ἐλέησον. )

( Lord, have mercy. )

Ὑπερ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

For the pious and Orthodox Christians.

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

For our (episcopal rank) (name).

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ εὐσεβοῦς ἡμῶν ἔθνους.

For our nation.

Ὑπὲρ εὐοδώσεως καὶ ἐνισχύσεως τοῦ φιλοχρίστου στρατοῦ.

For the armed forces.

Ὑπερ τῶν ἀπολειφθέντων πατέρων, καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν.

For our absent fathers, brothers and sisters.

Ὑπερ τῶν διακονούντων καὶ διακονησάντων ἡμῖν.

For those who help us and those who serve us.

Ὑπὲρ τῶν μισούντων καὶ ἀγαπώντων ἡμᾶς.

For those who hate us and those who love us.

Ὑπερ τῶν ἐντειλαμένων ἡμῖν τοῖς ἀναξίοις εὔχεσθαι ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν.

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

Ὑπὲρ ἀναῤῥύσεως τῶν αἰχμαλώτων.

For the release of the captives.

Ὑπερ τῶν ἐν θαλάσσῃ καλῶς πλεόντων.

For those who are traveling.

Ὑπὲρ τῶν ἐν ἀσθενείαις κατακειμένων.

For those laid up with illnesses.

Εὐξώμεθα καὶ ὑπὲρ εὐφορίας τῶν καρπῶν τῆς γῆς.

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

Καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ Ὀρθοδόξων.

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

Εἴπωμεν καὶ ὑπὲρ ἑαυτῶν, τὸ Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

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

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. )