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Menaion - January 25

Memory of our Father among the Saints Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople.

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MATINS

CHOIR

Mode 1.

God is the Lord, and He revealed Himself to us. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. [SAAS]

Verse 1: Give thanks to the Lord and call upon His holy name.

or: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

Verse 2: All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I defended myself against them.

Verse 3: And this came about from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes.

Apolytikion.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 1.

The shepherd's pipe of your theology overpowered the trumpets of the orators; for as you delved into the depths of the Spirit, so you were endowed with the power of eloquence. Father Gregory, intercede with Christ God, to save our souls. [SD]

Glory. Repeat.

The shepherd's pipe of your theology overpowered the trumpets of the orators; for as you delved into the depths of the Spirit, so you were endowed with the power of eloquence. Father Gregory, intercede with Christ God, to save our souls. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

From Octoechos - - -

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

When Gabriel had uttered rejoice to you, O Virgin, * then with the voice was the Lord of all becoming incarnate * in you whom the holy Ark of old * prefigured, as righteous David said. * You carried your Creator and proved to be more spacious than the heavens. * Glory to Him who dwelt inside of you! * Glory to Him who came forth from You! * Glory be to Him who through your childbirth has set us free! [SD]

PRIEST

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(To You, O Lord.)

For Yours is the dominion, and Yours 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.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Kathisma I.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 3. Your confession.

You received divine illumination; * and you lived a life transcending matter; * your career in the priesthood conformed to your name. * For by explaining the Church's dogmas expertly, * you fortified the divine Faith with Orthodoxy. * O devout Father, pray now to Christ our God, * entreating that He grant us His great mercy. [SD]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode 3. Your confession.

When the only Lord became incarnate * in your womb, He was not separated * from divine nature, but He remained as God * who had assumed human nature, and after birth * kept you, His Mother, a Virgin all-blameless and pure, * as before His birth. To Him now pray fervently, * entreating that He grant us His great mercy. [SD]

Kathisma II.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

You were watchful concerning the word of truth of Christ; * you theologized well on the Trinity's might. * As a champion and chief of right belief you destroyed * the lawless and impious heresy of Arius, * O holy hierarch Gregory. * You illumined those who were sleeping * in the darkness of ignorance. [SD]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Cure the onerous passions that plague my sorry soul, * O all-pure one, and heal every ailment of my flesh. * Arrest the straying of my mind, O all-blameless one. * And grant that I, with quiet thoughts, may offer to the King of all * pure and acceptable prayers, * O Virgin Theotokos, * and may request from God forgiveness of sins. [SD]

Kathisma III.

From Menaion - - -

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

You exposed the delusion of those who erred * and expounded the Scriptures most piously, * O hierarch worthy of admiration, transmitting thus * dogmas sweeter than honey delighting believers' hearts, * teaching all to adore the one Godhead in Trinity. * Hence you advocated that the form of the Savior * in icons, His humanity, receive relative worship. * O Theologian Gregory, * intercede with Christ our God, that He grant forgiveness of offences * to those who with longing observe your holy memory. [SD]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Come, all Nations, and uttering godly words * to the Mother of Him who created all, * let us offer hymns of praise. O rejoice, as the fiery throne * of the one who is Lord of all, yes, of Jesus the King of all. * O rejoice, only Lady of the world, All-immaculate. * Ever-virgin Mary and all-praised Theotokos, * rejoice, for you are the bright, wholly undefiled vessel * of the Holy Trinity, * Father, Son, and Spirit, our God. * O rejoice, decorous Bride adorned with the sun. * O rejoice, as the joy of all who sing your praise. [SD]

DEACON

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

For blessed is your name, and glorified is your kingdom, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Antiphon I.

Mode 4.

Since my youth have many passions waged war against me. O my Savior, nonetheless help me and save me. (2) [SD]

You, the haters of Zion, be put to shame by the Lord, for like thatch in fire you will be completely dried up. (2) [SD]

Glory.

From the Holy Spirit every soul receives life, and through cleansing is lifted and brightened, in a hidden, sacred manner, by the trinal Monad. [SD]

Both now.

From the Holy Spirit do the streams of grace well forth; they irrigate everything created, so that life be engendered. [SD]

Prokeimenon. Psalm 48.

My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, understanding. (2)

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

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

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

PRIEST

For you are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, 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.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

DEACON

Let us be attentive.

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

PRIEST (from the gate)

Jn. 10:1-9

The Lord said to the Jews who had come to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture." [RSV]

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

READER

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 Menaion - - -

CHOIR

Glory. Mode 2.

At the intercession of Your holy Hierarch, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Both now.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression. [SAAS]

O devout, thrice-blessed, all-holy Father, good Shepherd, and Disciple of Christ the Chief Shepherd, you laid down your life for the sheep. O all-lauded Gregory the Theologian, pray for us, that by your intercessions the Lord grant us His great mercy. [SD]

DEACON

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, our father among the saints Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, whose memory we celebrate; and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of your only-begotten Son, with whom you are blessed, together with your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

From Menaion - - -

READER

Kontakion.

Mode 3. On this day.

With your theologic tongue having unraveled the weavings of the rhetors, you adorned the Church of Christ with the garment woven from above with Orthodox dogmas. Wearing it, the Church with us, your descendants, cries out, O rejoice! glorious Father, you are the utmost theological mind. [SD]

Oikos.

Fill my mind, poor and sorry, with your theological and lofty wisdom, so that I may extol your life, O Father; for I will not be able to offer you a word, unless you grant me eloquence and knowledge, ability and understanding, so that I may offer you "thine own of thine own"; and from the wealth of your virtues I may have the wherewithal to crown your divine and holy head, and with the faithful cry out, O rejoice! glorious Father, you are the utmost theological mind. [SD]

Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On January 25, we commemorate our father among the saints Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Publius.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Mares.

On this day, Saint Medula and those with her died by fire.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Demetrios the Sacristan.

On this day, devout saint Apollo died in peace.

The holy Neomartyr Afxentios, who witnessed in Constantinople in the year 1720, died by the sword.

By their holy intercessions, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

CHOIR

Katavasias of the Meeting

Ode i. Mode 3.

Once did the sun look down upon the surface of the dry abysm-bearing plain; * for the water like a wall on either side was congealed, * for a people walking crossed the sea, making God-appealing melody. * Sing to the Lord for He has been gloriously glorified. [SD]

Ode iii.

As the firm support of those who hope in You firmly, * O Lord, now confirm the Church that You established, * which You purchased for yourself with Your precious Blood. [SD]

Ode iv.

The heavens were covered by Your virtue, O Christ. * For coming forth from the Ark of Your holiness, Your Mother who sustained no corruption, * You appeared today in Your glorious Temple, as an infant held in arms. * And the entire creation was filled with Your praise. [SD]

Ode v.

Isaiah once symbolically saw God * seated on an elevated throne * with a host of glorious Angels standing with Him. * He cried, "Woe is me; I am lost! * With my eyes I have foreseen incarnate God, * and He is the Master of never-setting light and peace." [SD]

Ode vi.

The Elder cried out * when with his own eyes * he clearly saw Your salvation, O Lord, * which is for all peoples,* "God from God are You, Christ my Savior." [SD]

Ode vii.

In the fire You refreshed with dew the three Youths as they theologized; * and You dwelt within the Virgin who was undefiled. * God the Logos, we hymn You, * and we chant devoutly, * saying, "Blessed are You, the God of our Fathers." [SD]

Ode viii.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

The Youths, being piety's defenders, * as if joining battle with the unbearable fire, * and uninjured by the flame, sang a divine hymn exultantly, * "All you works of the Lord, bless the Lord, * and exalt supremely unto all the ages." [SD]

DEACON

Let us honor and magnify in song the Theotokos and the Mother of the light.

CHOIR

Ode ix.

The Magnificat. Mode 3.

Verse: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Verse: For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Verse: For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Verse: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Verse: He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Verse: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. [NKJV]

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. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 3.

Theotokos, as the hope * of us Christians, one and all, * guard and shelter and protect * those who put their hope in you.

O believers, come let us perceive * a type in the law, and the shadow and the letter. * Every male that opens the womb shall be holy to God. * So the unoriginate Father's firstborn Logos and Son, * who is the firstborn of the Mother who knew not man, we magnify. [SD]

DEACON

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Lord, have mercy.)

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

For all the powers of heaven praise You and give You glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Exaposteilarion.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 2. On the mountain.

You taught that we should all adore * the tri-hypostatic Monad, * which is a perfect Trinity, * in Divinity single, * O very wise Theologian, * saying, light is the Father, * light is the Son, and light again * is the all-holy Spirit, and yet one light, * undivided, unconfused; for God is one. * Thus you proclaimed, O Gregory, * the homoousian doctrine. [SD]

Another.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

You employed your grandiloquence * of your dogmas most wisely * to publicly theologize * about the secret depths of the mysteries of the Lord Christ. * You delivered orations * on the saints' lives and martyrdoms, * O Gregory thrice-blessed. Now being god * by participation in God, I pray you, * save me and take me into your * dwellings, O Theologian. [SD]

Theotokion.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Standing with her who bore our God, * Mary the holy Virgin, * before the unapproachable * Trinity, there with Basil * the Great, are you, O all-wise one. * Together intercede now * for lasting peace throughout the world, * victories to our rulers; whereas for us * who extol you, Greg'ry the Theologian, * Orator of the Church of Christ, * may we obtain salvation. [SD]

Lauds. Mode 4.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Praise Him, all you His angels; praise Him, all you His hosts. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

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Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars and light.

Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the Lord's name.

For He spoke, and they were made; He commanded, and they were created.

He established them forever and unto ages of ages; He set forth His ordinance, and it shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons and all the deeps.

Fire and hail, snow and ice, stormy wind, which perform His word.

Mountains and all the hills, fruitful trees and all cedars.

Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds.

Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth.

Young men and maidens, elders with younger, let them praise the Lord's name, for His name alone is exalted.

His thanksgiving is in earth and heaven. And He shall exalt the horn of His people.

A hymn for all His saints, for the children of Israel, a people who draw near to Him.

Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His holy ones.

Let Israel be glad in Him who made him, and let the children of Zion greatly rejoice in their King.

Let them praise His name with dance; with tambourine and harp let them sing to Him.

For the Lord is pleased with His people, and He shall exalt the gentle with salvation.

The holy ones shall boast in glory, and they shall greatly rejoice on their beds.

The high praise of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand.

To deal retribution to the nations, reproving among the peoples.

To shackle their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.

To fulfill among them the written judgment: this glory have all His holy ones.

Praise God in His saints; praise Him in the firmament of His power.

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Stichera. For the Saint.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 4. When you were called.

Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. [SAAS]

When you had cut through the dark cloud of the letter, * in spirit you penetrated to the highest light. * There was the heavenly radiance; hence you received it, * and with theology you enriched us all; * O Gregory, the luminary of the Church of Christ. * And by your discourses' blinding light, you dissipated * the darkened clouds of impious heresies. * Henceforth you dwell in Angels' company, * where the sound is of those keeping festival; * and you pray without ceasing * to the Lord that He will save our souls.. [SD]

Praise Him with the sound of trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre. [SAAS]

Mystic are you of divine illumination, * and the second theologian, and the Trinity's * bright secretary, O Gregory, as one who teaches * on the divine Nature and ineffable. * So as you more clearly now enjoy being with God, * remember us all who honor you, and be our champion * in the defense of the Church you organized. * For as the Scripture says, your voice and words * have gone forth to the ends of the universe, * teaching all to give glory * to the consubstantial Trinity. [SD]

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. [SAAS]

Divinely eloquent Father, when you planted * with your tongue the godly seed in furrows of the heart, * then to the complement of the Church you brought the harvest * of the sublime and richest theology. * With the Spirit's fire, from the Church you burned away * the thorny weeds of the heresies; and you were bred on * the highest love for divine philosophy, * Father of Fathers and the Pastor of * Pastors, bright star of priests, and the pride and joy * of the world, and the glory * of the faithful, blessed Gregory. [SD]

Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

To the proverbial mixing bowl of wisdom * you put your most precious mouth, O Father Gregory. * Having imbibed its most sacred drink, to the believers * you have imparted sublime theology. * And you stemmed the soul-corrupting course of heresies, * for it was brimming with blasphemies. The Holy Spirit * indeed found you as the pilot of the ship, * scaring away and driving back assaults * of the impious as if but gusts of wind; * for in Monad of essence * you proclaimed the Holy Trinity. [SD]

Glory.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 1.

With theological hymns, let us extol the harp of the Spirit, the destroyer of heresies, the delight of the Orthodox, the second bosom-theologian, who became an eyewitness of the Logos by his dogmas, the wise Arch-pastor of the Church's flock; and to him let us say, "You are the good Shepherd, O Gregory, who gave yourself for us, as did Christ the Teacher; and you stand in chorus now with Paul, and you intercede on behalf of our souls." [SD]

From Octoechos - - -

Both now. Theotokion.

Since you accept the petitions of sinners and do not ignore the sighs of the afflicted, O all-holy Virgin, intercede with Him who came from your undefiled body, and entreat Him to save us. [SD]

Great Doxology

Glory be to You who showed the light. Glory in the highest to God. His peace is on earth, His good pleasure in mankind. [SD]

We praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You, we give thanks to You for Your great glory.

Lord King, heavenly God, Father, Ruler over all; Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; and You, O Holy Spirit.

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us, You who take away the sins of the world.

Accept our supplication, You who sit at the right hand of the Father, and have mercy on us.

For You alone are holy, You alone are Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Every day I will bless You, and Your name will I praise to eternity, and to the ages of ages.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day, that we be kept without sin.

Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name to the ages. Amen.

Let Your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we have set our hope on You.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Lord, You have been our refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me. Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.

Lord, I have fled to You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Apolytikion.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 1.

The shepherd's pipe of your theology overpowered the trumpets of the orators; for as you delved into the depths of the Spirit, so you were endowed with the power of eloquence. Father Gregory, intercede with Christ God, to save our souls. [SD]