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Λειτουργία Ἁγίου Βασιλείου

Liturgy of St. Basil

Μηναῖον - Τῌ Αʹ ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - January 1

Ἡ κατὰ σάρκα Περιτομὴ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Θεοῦ καὶ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καὶ Μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου.

The Circumcision of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, and Memory of our Father among the saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia

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ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΥ

LITURGY OF ST. BASIL

Unless otherwise indicated, the texts of the prayers and hymns of the Divine Liturgy are from: Liturgical Texts courtesy and copyright of Holy Cross Press, Brookline, MA

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Ψαλμοὶ 65, 104.

Antiphon I. Mode 2. Psalms 65, 104.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀλαλάξατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ.

Verse 1: Shout to God, all the earth. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Ψάλατε δὴ τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ.

Verse 2: Sing now to His name. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. γʹ. Διηγήσασθε πάντα τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ.

Verse 3: Describe all His wonderful works. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. δʹ. Εἴπατε τῷ Θεῷ· ὡς φοβερὰ τὰ ἔργα σου.

Verse 4: Say to God, "How fearful are Your works." [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ. Ἦχος βʹ. Ψαλμοὶ 95, 49, 113.

Antiphon II. Mode 2. Psalms 95, 49, 113.

Στίχ. αʹ. Εὐφραινέσθωσαν οἱ οὐρανοὶ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσθω ἡ γῆ.

Verse 1: Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth greatly rejoice. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ σαρκὶ περιτμηθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were circumcised in the flesh. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ᾄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ.

Verse 2: Oh, sing a new song to the Lord, sing to the Lord, all the earth. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ σαρκὶ περιτμηθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were circumcised in the flesh. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. γʹ. Ἐκ Σιὼν ἡ εὐπρέπεια τῆς ὡραιότητος αὐτοῦ.

Verse 3: From Zion in beauty's splendor. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ σαρκὶ περιτμηθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were circumcised in the flesh. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. δʹ. Ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ γῇ, πάντα, ὅσα ἠθέλησεν, ἐποίησε.

Verse 4: Our God: both in heaven and on earth, all things whatsoever He wills, He does. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ σαρκὶ περιτμηθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, who were circumcised in the flesh. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. [HC]

Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen. [HC]

Ὁ Μονογενὴς Υἱὸς καὶ Λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἀθάνατος ὑπάρχων καὶ καταδεξάμενος διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν σαρκωθῆναι ἐκ τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, ἀτρέπτως ἐνανθρωπήσας, σταυρωθείς τε, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, εἷς ὢν τῆς Ἁγίας Τριάδος, συνδοξαζόμενος τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Only begotten Son and Logos of God, being immortal, You condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, You were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us. [GOA]

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ψαλμοὶ 88, 44.

Antiphon III. Mode 1. Psalms 88, 44.

Στίχ. αʹ. Τὰ ἐλέη σου, Κύριε, εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ᾄσομαι.

Verse 1: O Lord, I will sing of Your mercies forever. [SAAS]

Στίχ. βʹ. Ἀπαγγελῶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἐν τῷ στόματί μου.

Verse 2: I will proclaim Your truth with my mouth. [SAAS]

Στίχ. γʹ. Ἠγάπησας δικαιοσύνην καὶ ἐμίσησας ἀνομίαν.

Verse 3: You loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. [SAAS]

Ἀπολυτίκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Μορφὴν ἀναλλοιώτως ἀνθρωπίνην προσέλαβες, Θεὸς ὢν κατ' οὐσίαν, πολυεύσπλαγχνε Κύριε· καὶ Νόμον ἐκπληρῶν, περιτομήν, θελήσει καταδέχῃ σαρκικήν, ὅπως παύσῃς τὰ σκιώδη, καὶ περιέλῃς τὸ κάλυμμα τῶν παθῶν ἡμῶν. Δόξα τῇ ἀγαθότητι τῇ σῇ, δόξᾳ τῇ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ ἀνεκφράστῳ Λόγε συγκαταβάσει σου.

In essence being God, most-compassionate Master, * You assumed human nature without transmutation. * Fulfilling the Law, of Your own will * You accepted circumcision in the flesh, * to bring an end to the shadow, and to remove the passions that cover us. * Glory to Your benevolence, O Lord; * glory to Your compassion; * glory to Your inexpressible condescension, O Word. [SD]

   

   

Εἰσοδικόν. Ἦχος βʹ.

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ. Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ σαρκὶ περιτμηθείς, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, who were circumcised in the flesh. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

   

Ὕμνοι μετὰ τὴν Μικρὰν Εἴσοδον

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Μορφὴν ἀναλλοιώτως ἀνθρωπίνην προσέλαβες, Θεὸς ὢν κατ' οὐσίαν, πολυεύσπλαγχνε Κύριε· καὶ Νόμον ἐκπληρῶν, περιτομήν, θελήσει καταδέχῃ σαρκικήν, ὅπως παύσῃς τὰ σκιώδη, καὶ περιέλῃς τὸ κάλυμμα τῶν παθῶν ἡμῶν. Δόξα τῇ ἀγαθότητι τῇ σῇ, δόξᾳ τῇ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ ἀνεκφράστῳ Λόγε συγκαταβάσει σου.

In essence being God, most-compassionate Master, * You assumed human nature without transmutation. * Fulfilling the Law, of Your own will * You accepted circumcision in the flesh, * to bring an end to the shadow, and to remove the passions that cover us. * Glory to Your benevolence, O Lord; * glory to Your compassion; * glory to Your inexpressible condescension, O Word. [SD]

Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐξῆλθεν ὁ φθόγγος σου, ὡς δεξαμένην τὸν λόγον σου, δι' οὗ θεοπρεπῶς ἐδογμάτισας, τὴν φύσιν τῶν ὄντων ἐτράνωσας, τὰ τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἤθη κατεκόσμησας, Βασίλειον Ἱεράτευμα, Πάτερ Ὅσιε, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἱκέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Your proclamation went forth into all the earth, for it accepted your word, through which you taught the dogmas befitting God, you expounded on the nature of all that is, and you arranged the morals of society. A royal priesthood! Devout father Basil, intercede with Christ our God, to grant us His great mercy. [SD]

Τοῦ Ναοῦ.

Apolytikion of the Parish Church

(Τὸ Ἀπολυτίκιον τοῦ Ναοῦ.)

(The text of the Apolytikion of the local church goes here.)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Ὁ τῶν ὅλων Κύριος, περιτομὴν ὑπομένει, καὶ βροτῶν τὰ πταίσματα, ὡς ἀγαθὸς περιτέμνει δίδωσι τὴν σωτηρίαν σήμερον κόσμῳ χαίρει δὲ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις καὶ ὁ του Κτίστου, Ἱεράρχης καὶ φωσφόρος, ὁ θεῖος μύστης Χριστοῦ Βασίλειος.

As the Master over all * has undergone circumcision, * so He cuts away the sins * of humankind in His goodness. * On this day, upon the world He bestows salvation. * And on high * does the Creator's hierarch Basil * now rejoice, for he is known as * a most divine and light-bearing mystic of Christ. [SD]

   

   

Ο ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΟΣ ΥΜΝΟΣ

THE TRISAGION HYMN

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

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

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.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

   

   

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος αʹ. Ψαλμὸς 48.

Prokeimenon. Mode 1. Psalm 48.

Τὸ στόμα μου λαλήσει σοφίαν καὶ ἡ μελέτη τῆς καρδίας μου σύνεσιν.

My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, understanding. [SAAS]

Στίχ. Ἀκούσατε ταῦτα, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἐνωτίσασθε πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν οἰκουμένην.

Verse: Hear this, all you nations; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world. [SAAS]

Πρὸς Κολασσαεῖς Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from Paul's Letter to the Colossians.

Κολ 2:8-12

Col. 2:8-12

Ἀδελφοί, βλέπετε μή τις ὑμᾶς ἔσται ὁ συλαγωγῶν διὰ τῆς φιλοσοφίας καὶ κενῆς ἀπάτης, κατὰ τὴν παράδοσιν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, κατὰ τὰ στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου καὶ οὐ κατὰ Χριστόν· ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ κατοικεῖ πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα τῆς Θεότητος σωματικῶς, καὶ ἐστὲ ἐν αὐτῷ πεπληρωμένοι, ὅς ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ πάσης ἀρχῆς καὶ ἐξουσίας, ἐν ᾧ καὶ περιετμήθητε περιτομῇ ἀχειροποιήτῳ ἐν τῇ ἀπεκδύσει τοῦ σώματος τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῆς σαρκός, ἐν τῇ περιτομῇ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, συνταφέντες αὐτῷ ἐν τῷ βαπτίσματι, ἐν ᾧ καὶ συνηγέρθητε διὰ τῆς πίστεως τῆς ἐνεργείας τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ ἐγείραντος αὐτὸν ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν.

Brethren, see to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to fulness of life in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of flesh in the circumcision of Christ; and you were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. [RSV]

   

   

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ψαλμοὶ 79, 36.

Alleluia. Mode pl. 4. Psalms 79, 36.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ὁ ποιμαίνων τὸν Ἰσραήλ, πρόσχες, ὁ ὁδηγῶν ὡσεὶ πρόβατα τὸν Ἰωσήφ.

Verse 1: Give heed, O You who shepherd Israel, O You who lead Joseph like a flock. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Στόμα δικαίου μελετήσει σοφίαν, καὶ ἡ γλῶσσα αὐτοῦ λαλήσει κρίσιν.

Verse 2: The mouth of the righteous shall meditate on wisdom, and his tongue shall speak of judgment. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Λου βʹ 20-21, 40-52

Lk. 2:20-21, 40-52

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ὑπέστρεψαν οἱ ποιμένες δοξάζοντες καὶ αἰνοῦντες τὸν Θεὸν ἐπὶ πᾶσιν οἷς ἤκουσαν καὶ εἶδον καθὼς ἐλαλήθη πρὸς αὐτούς. Καὶ ὅτε ἐπλήσθησαν ἡμέραι ὀκτὼ τοῦ περιτεμεῖν αὐτόν, καὶ ἐκλήθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ Ἱησοῦς, τὸ κληθὲν ὑπὸ τοῦ ἀγγέλου πρὸ τοῦ συλληφθῆναι αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ. Τὸ δὲ παιδίον ηὔξανε καὶ ἐκραταιοῦτο πληρούμενον σοφίᾳ, καὶ χάρις Θεοῦ ἦν ἐπ' αὐτό. Καὶ ἐπορεύοντο οἱ γονεῖς αὐτοῦ κατ' ἔτος εἰς Ἱερουσαλὴμ τῇ ἑορτῇ τοῦ πάσχα. Καὶ ὅτε ἐγένετο ἐτῶν δώδεκα, ἀναβαινόντων αὐτῶν κατὰ τὸ ἔθος τῆς ἑορτῆς καὶ τελειωσάντων τὰς ἡμέρας, ἐν τῷ ὑποστρέφειν αὐτοὺς ὑπέμεινεν Ἱησοῦς ὁ παῖς ἐν Ἱερουσαλήμ, καὶ οὐκ ἔγνωσαν οἱ γονεῖς αὐτοῦ. Νομίσαντες δὲ αὐτὸν εἶναι ἐν τῇ συνοδίᾳ ἦλθον ἡμέρας ὁδὸν καὶ ἀνεζήτουν αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς συγγενεῦσιν καὶ τοῖς γνωστοῖς,καὶ μὴ εὑρόντες ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς Ἱερουσαλὴμ ἀναζητοῦντες αὐτόν. Καὶ ἐγένετο μετὰ ἡμέρας τρεῖς εὗρον αὐτὸν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ καθεζόμενον ἐν μέσῳ τῶν διδασκάλων καὶ ἀκούοντα αὐτῶν καὶ ἐπερωτῶντα αὐτούς·ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες οἱ ἀκούοντες αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τῇ συνέσει καὶ ταῖς ἀποκρίσεσιν αὐτοῦ. Καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτὸν ἐξεπλάγησαν, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ εἶπεν· Τέκνον, τί ἐποίησας ἡμῖν οὕτως; ἰδοὺ ὁ πατήρ σου κἀγὼ ὀδυνώμενοι ἐζητοῦμέν σε. Καὶ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτούς· Τί ὅτι ἐζητεῖτέ με; οὐκ ᾔδειτε ὅτι ἐν τοῖς τοῦ πατρός μου δεῖ εἶναί με;καὶ αὐτοὶ οὐ ᾔ συνῆκαν τὸ ῥῆμα ὃ ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς. Καὶ κατέβη μετ' αὐτῶν καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς Ναζαρέτ, καὶ ἦν ὑποτασσόμενος αὐτοῖς. Ἡ δὲ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ διετήρει πάντα τὰ ῥήματα ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτῆς. Καὶ Ἱησοῦς προέκοπτεν σοφίᾳ καὶ ἡλικίᾳ καὶ χάριτι παρὰ Θεῷ καὶ ἀνθρώποις.

At that time, the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. After three days, they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man. [RSV]

   

   

Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Θεοτόκον.

Hymn to the Theotokos.

Ἐπὶ σοὶ χαίρει, Κεχαριτωμένη, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις, ἀγγέλων τὸ σύστημα, καὶ ἀνθρώπων τὸ γένος, ἡγιασμένε ναέ, καὶ Παράδεισε λογικέ, παρθενικὸν καύχημα· ἐξ ἧς Θεὸς ἐσαρκώθη, καὶ παιδίον γέγονεν, ὁ πρὸ αἰώνων ὑπάρχων Θεὸς ἡμῶν· τὴν γὰρ σὴν μήτραν θρόνον ἐποίησε, καὶ τὴν σὴν γαστέρα, πλατυτέραν οὐρανῶν ἀπειργάσατο. Ἐπὶ σοὶ χαίρει, Κεχαριτωμένη, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις· δόξα σοι.

In you, O Lady full of grace, rejoices all creation, the orders of Angels and the human race together. O hallowed temple and rational Garden of Paradise, the pride of virgins, from you did God become incarnate, and our God who existed before the ages became a child. For He made your womb a throne for himself, and your body He made wider than the heavens. In you, O Lady full of grace, rejoices all creation. Glory to you. [SD]

   

   

Κοινωνικόν. Ψαλμὸς 148.

Communion Hymn. Psalm 148.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. Alleluia. [SAAS]

   

   

Ὕμνος μετὰ τὴν Θ. Κοινωνίαν.

Hymn after Holy Communion.

Ἀντὶ τό· Εἴδομεν τὸ φῶς.

Instead of "We have seen."

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Μορφὴν ἀναλλοιώτως ἀνθρωπίνην προσέλαβες, Θεὸς ὢν κατ' οὐσίαν, πολυεύσπλαγχνε Κύριε· καὶ Νόμον ἐκπληρῶν, περιτομήν, θελήσει καταδέχῃ σαρκικήν, ὅπως παύσῃς τὰ σκιώδη, καὶ περιέλῃς τὸ κάλυμμα τῶν παθῶν ἡμῶν. Δόξα τῇ ἀγαθότητι τῇ σῇ, δόξᾳ τῇ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ ἀνεκφράστῳ Λόγε συγκαταβάσει σου.

In essence being God, most-compassionate Master, * You assumed human nature without transmutation. * Fulfilling the Law, of Your own will * You accepted circumcision in the flesh, * to bring an end to the shadow, and to remove the passions that cover us. * Glory to Your benevolence, O Lord; * glory to Your compassion; * glory to Your inexpressible condescension, O Word. [SD]

   

   

ΑΠΟΛΥΣΙΣ

THE DISMISSAL

Ὁ ἐν τῇ ὀγδόῃ ἡμέρᾳ σαρκὶ περιτμηθῆναι καταδεξάμενος, διὰ τὴν ἡμῶν σωτηρίαν, 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, τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Βασιλείου, Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Καισαρίας τῆς Καππαδοκίας τοῦ Μεγάλου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May He who condescended to be circumcised on the eighth day, for our salvation, 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, our Father among the saints Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, whose memory we celebrate; and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

   

   

Κανόνας Νηστείας

Fasting Rule

Κατάλυσις εἰς πάντα.

Fast Free: All foods allowed.

Εἶναι τὸ Δωδεκαήμερον.

It is the Twelve Days of Christmas