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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος γʹ.

Octoechos - Mode 3.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΙΔʹ ΦΕΒΡΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - February 14

Μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Αὐξεντίου

Memory of our Devout Father Afxentios

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Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Θεὸς Κύριος καὶ ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν. Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

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

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ἐπικαλεῖσθε τὸ ὄνομα τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ.

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

ἤ· Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

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

Στίχ. βʹ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς.

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

Στίχ. γʹ. Παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν.

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

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Εὐφραινέσθω τὰ οὐράνια, ἀγαλλιάσθω τὰ ἐπίγεια, ὅτι ἐποίησε κράτος, ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, ὁ Κύριος, ἐπάτησε τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν ἐγένετο, ἐκ κοιλίας ᾅδου ἐῤῥύσατο ἡμᾶς, καὶ παρέσχε τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Let the heavens sing for joy, and let everything on earth be glad. For with His Arm the Lord has worked power. He trampled death under foot by means of death; and He became the firstborn from the dead. From the maw of Hades He delivered us; and He granted the world His great mercy. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Glory. For the Devout Man.

Ἦχος αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 1. Automelon.

Τῆς ἐρήμου πολίτης καὶ ἐν σώματι ἄγγελος καὶ θαυματουργὸς ἀνεδείχθης θεοφόρε πατὴρ ἡμῶν Αὐξέντιε, νηστείᾳ, ἀγρυπνίᾳ, προσευχῇ, οὐράνια χαρίσματα λαβών· θεραπεύεις τοὺς νοσοῦντας καὶ τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν πίστει προστρεχόντων σοι. Δόξα τῷ δεδωκότι σοι ἰσχύν, δόξα τῷ σὲ στεφανώσαντι, δόξα τῷ ἐνεργοῦντι διὰ σοῦ πᾶσιν ἰάματα.

As a citizen of the desert and an angel incarnate * and a wonder-worker you shone forth, O Afxentios, our God-bearing father. * Since you received the spiritual gifts * by fasting and vigilance and prayer, * you can cure those who are ailing and heal the souls * of those who run to you with faith. * Glory to Him who gave His might to you; * glory to Him who placed a crown on you; * glory to Him who operates through you, providing cures to all. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Τοῦ Γαβριὴλ φθεγξαμένου σοι Παρθένε τὸ Χαῖρε, σὺν τῇ φωνῇ ἐσαρκοῦτο ὁ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης, ἐν σοὶ τῇ ἁγίᾳ κιβωτῷ, ὡς ἔφη ὁ δίκαιος Δαυΐδ. Ἐδείχθης πλατυτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν, βαστάσασα τὸν Κτίστην σου. Δόξα τῷ ἐνοικήσαντι ἐν σοί· δόξα τῷ προελθόντι ἐκ σοῦ· δόξα τῷ ἐλευθερώσαντι ἡμᾶς, διὰ τοῦ τόκου σου.

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]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

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.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

Ὅτι σὸν τὸ κράτος καὶ σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Χριστὸς ἐκ νεκρῶν ἐγήγερται, ἡ ἀπαρχὴ τῶν κεκοιμημένων. Ὁ Πρωτότοκος τῆς κτίσεως, καὶ Δημιουργὸς πάντων τῶν γεγονότων, τὴν καταφθαρεῖσαν φύσιν τοῦ γένους ἡμῶν, ἐν ἑαυτῷ ἀνεκαίνισεν. Οὐκ ἔτι θάνατε κυριεύεις· ὁ γὰρ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης, τὸ κράτος σου κατέλυσε.

Christ has risen from the dead, the first of those who have fallen asleep. The Artificer of all things that were made was first born before all creation; now He has renewed the corrupted nature of our human race in himself. O Death, you no longer have dominion, for the Master of all has destroyed your power. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σαρκὶ τοῦ θανάτου γευσάμενος Κύριε, τὸ πικρὸν τοῦ θανάτου ἐξέτεμες τῇ Ἐγέρσει σου, καὶ τὸν ἄνθρωπον κατ' αὐτοῦ ἐνισχύσας, τῆς ἀρχαίας κατάρας τὴν ἥτταν ἀνακαλούμενος, ὁ ὑπερασπιστὴς τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

When You had physically tasted death, O Lord, You curtailed its bitterness by Your resurrection, and You strengthened humanity against it, by reversing the failure related to the primal curse, O Defender of our life. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὲ τὴν μεσιτεύσασαν τὴν σωτηρίαν τοῦ γένους ἡμῶν, ἀνυμνοῦμεν Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ γὰρ τῇ ἐκ σοῦ προσληφθείσῃ, ὁ Υἱός σου καὶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν τὸ διὰ Σταυροῦ καταδεξάμενος πάθος, ἐλυτρώσατο ἡμᾶς, ἐκ φθορᾶς ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

Unto you who mediated the salvation of our race we sing praises, O Virgin Theotokos. For your Son and our God in the flesh that He assumed from you accepted suffering by means of crucifixion and has thereby set us free from corruption, in His love for man. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Τὸ ἀναλλοίωτον τὸ τῆς Θεότητος, καὶ τὸ ἑκούσιον πάθος σου Κύριε, εἰς ἑαυτὸν καταπλαγείς, ὁ ᾍδης ἐπωδύρετο. Τρέμω τὴν τοῦ σώματος, μὴ φθαρεῖσαν ὑπόστασιν, βλέπω τὸν ἀόρατον, μυστικῶς πολεμοῦντά με· διὸ καὶ οὓς κατέχω κραυγάζουσι· Δόξα Χριστὲ τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου.

At Your Divinity's immutability, * and at Your suffering's intentionality, * amazed was Hades, Lord, and thus lamented to itself and said: * I tremble at this human frame's uncorrupted hypostasis. * I see the invisible One waging war on me secretly. * Hence those whom I am holding are crying out: * Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Seeing how beautiful.

Τὸ ἀκατάληπτον τὸ τῆς Σταυρώσεως, καὶ ἀνερμήνευτον τὸ τῆς Ἐγέρσεως, θεολογοῦμεν οἱ πιστοί, ἀπόῤῥητον Μυστήριον· σήμερον γὰρ θάνατος, καὶ ὁ ᾍδης ἐσκύλευται, γένος δὲ ἀνθρώπινον ἀφθαρσίαν ἐνδέδυται· διὸ καὶ εὐχαρίστως κραυγάζομεν· Δόξα Χριστὲ τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου.

We the believers now theologize about * the inexplicable, incomprehensible * unspoken mystery of Your crucifixion and resurrection. * For today the realm of death and of Hades has been despoiled, * and vested is the human race with incorruptibility. * And therefore in thanksgiving we cry aloud: * Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Seeing how beautiful.

Τὸν ἀκατάληπτον καὶ ἀπερίγραπτον, τὸν ὁμοούσιον Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι, ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου μυστικῶς, ἐχώρησας Θεομῆτορ, μίαν καὶ ἀσύγχυτον, τῆς Τριάδος ἐνέργειαν, ἔγνωμεν τῷ Τόκῳ σου, ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ, δοξάζεσθαι· διὸ καὶ εὐχαρίστως βοῶμέν σοι· Χαῖρε ἡ Κεχαριτωμένη.

You carried mystically within your womb the One * incomprehensible, uncircumscribable, * and coessential with the Father and the Spirit, O Mother of God. * By your giving birth, we know that the Trinity's energy, * singular and unconfused, in the world should be glorified. * And therefore in thanksgiving we cry to you: * Rejoice, O Lady full of grace. [SD]

Εὐλογητάρια Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Τῶν Ἀγγέλων ὁ δῆμος, κατεπλάγη ὁρῶν σε, ἐν νεκροῖς λογισθέντα, τοῦ θανάτου δὲ Σωτήρ, τὴν ἰσχὺν καθελόντα, καὶ σὺν ἑαυτῷ τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἐγείραντα, καὶ ἐξ ᾍδου πάντας ἐλευθερώσαντα.

When the hosts of the Angels saw how You were accounted among the dead, they all marveled. You, O Savior, are the One who destroyed the might of death; and when You arose You raised Adam with yourself and from Hades liberated everyone. [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Τί τὰ μύρα, συμπαθῶς τοῖς δάκρυσιν, ὦ Μαθήτριαι κιρνᾶτε; ὁ ἀστράπτων ἐν τῷ τάφῳ Ἄγγελος, προσεφθέγγετο ταῖς Μυροφόροις· Ἴδετε ὑμεῖς τὸν τάφον καὶ ᾔσθητε· ὁ Σωτὴρ γὰρ ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

"Why do you mingle the ointments with your tears full of pity, O women disciples?" Thus the Angel who was shining in the tomb cried to the myrrh-bearing women. "See for yourselves the empty tomb and understand, that the Savior has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Λίαν πρωΐ, Μυροφόροι ἔδραμον, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου θρηνολογοῦσαι· ἀλλ' ἐπέστη, πρὸς αὐτὰς ὁ Ἄγγελος, καὶ εἶπε· θρήνου ὁ καιρὸς πέπαυται, μὴ κλαίετε, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν δέ, Ἀποστόλοις εἴπατε.

Very early in the morning, the myrrh-bearing women were hastening to Your tomb lamenting. But the Angel appeared to them and uttered, "The time for lamentation has ended; weep no more. Go announce the Resurrection to the Apostles." [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, μετὰ μύρων ἐλθοῦσαι, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου, Σῶτερ ἐνηχοῦντο. Ἀγγέλου τρανῶς, πρὸς αὐτὰς φθεγγομένου· Τί μετὰ νεκρῶν, τὸν ζώντα λογίζεσθε; ὡς Θεὸς γάρ, ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

When the myrrh-bearing women had come with their spices to Your sepulcher, O Savior, they heard the voice of an Angel clearly speaking to them, "Why do you account among the dead the One who lives? For as God, He has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προσκυνοῦμεν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν τούτου Υἱόν τε, καὶ τὸ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὴν Ἁγίαν Τριάδα, ἐν μιᾷ τῇ οὐσίᾳ, σὺν τοῖς Σεραφείμ, κράζοντες τό· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε.

We bow down in worship to the Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity, one in essence; and we cry aloud with the Seraphim: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ζωοδότην τεκοῦσα, ἐλυτρώσω Παρθένε, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἁμαρτίας, χαρμονὴν δὲ τῇ Εὔᾳ, ἀντὶ λύπης παρέσχες, ῥεύσαντα ζωῆς, ἴθυνε πρὸς ταύτην δέ, ὁ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθείς Θεὸς καὶ ἄνθρωπος.

Giving birth to the Giver of life, O Virgin, you delivered Adam from sin, and to Eve you have rendered joy in place of sorrow. He who from you became incarnate, God and man, has directed to life him who fell from it. [SD]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι, ὁ Θεός. (ἐκ γʹ)

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory to You, O God. (3)

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DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

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.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ηὐλόγηταί σου τὸ ὄνομα, καὶ δεδόξασταί σου ἡ βασιλεία, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος γʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode 3.

Ἐκπλήττων τῇ ὁράσει, δροσίζων τοῖς ῥήμασιν, ὁ ἀστράπτων Ἄγγελος, ταῖς μυροφόροις ἔλεγε· Τὸν ζῶντα τί ζητεῖτε ἐν μνήματι; ἡγέρθη κενώσας τὰ μνήματα τῆς φθορᾶς ἀλλοιωτήν, γνῶτε τὸν ἀναλλοίωτον, εἴπατε τῷ Θεῷ· Ὡς φοβερὰ τὰ ἔργα σου! ὅτι τὸ γένος ἔσωσας τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

Astounding in appearance, refreshing by the words he spoke, the flashing Angel said to the myrrh-bearing women: Why do you look in a tomb for the Living One? He is risen and has emptied the tombs. Know Him, the unchanging Changer of corruption. Say to God: How awesome are Your works! For You have saved the human race. [SD]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος γʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 3.

Τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν Σιών, σὺ ἐξείλου ἐκ Βαβυλῶνος κᾀμὲ ἐκ τῶν παθῶν, πρός ζωήν ἕλκυσον Λόγε.

You rescued the captivity of Zion out of Babylon, O Logos; do also draw me up from the passions to life. [SD]

Ἐν τῷ Νότῳ οἱ σπείροντες δάκρυσιν ἐνθέοις, θεριοῦσι στάχυας, ἐν χαρᾷ ἀειζωΐας.

Those who sow shedding godly tears when the south wind is blowing, joyously will harvest ears of life everlasting. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, πᾶσα ἀγαθοδωρία, ὡς Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ συναστράπτει, ἐν ᾧ τὰ πάντα ζῇ καὶ κινεῖται.

In the Holy Spirit, as in the Father and the Son, radiates intrinsically every gift of goodness. And in Him all things both live and move. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Ἐὰν μὴ Κύριος οἰκοδομήσῃ οἶκον τῶν ἀρετῶν, μάτην κοπιῶμεν, τὴν δὲ ψυχὴν σκέποντος, οὐδεὶς ἡμῶν πορθεῖται τὴν πόλιν.

Unless the Lord build the house of the virtues, in vain do we labor. But if He protect the soul, no one can conquer our city. [SD]

Τοῦ καρποῦ τῆς γαστρός, τῷ Πνεύματι υἱοποιητῶς σοι τῷ Χριστῷ, ὡς Πατρὶ οἱ Ἅγιοι πάντοτε εἰσί.

O Christ the Fruit of the womb, by the Spirit are the saints forever as adopted sons to You as to a father. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ἐνθεωρεῖται πᾶσα ἁγιότης σοφία· οὐσιοῖ πᾶσαν γὰρ κτίσιν· αὐτῷ λατρεύσωμεν· Θεὸς γάρ, ὡς Πατρί τε καὶ Λόγῳ.

In the Holy Spirit are perceived all holiness and wisdom, for He gives substance to all creation. Since He is God, let us worship Him, as we do the Father and Logos. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Οἱ φοβούμενοι τὸν Κύριον, μακάριοι τρίβους βαδιοῦνται, τῶν ἐντολῶν φάγονται· ζωηρὰν γὰρ παγκαρπίαν.

Those who fear the Lord are blessed: they will walk in the ways of the commandments; for they will eat every kind of vivifying produce. [SD]

Κύκλῳ τῆς τραπέζης σου εὐφράνθητι, καθορῶν σου Ποιμενάρχα, τὰ ἔκγονα φέροντα, κλάδους ἀγαθοεργίας.

Gazing on your offspring round about your table bearing branches of good works, be glad, O arch-pastor. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ὁ πᾶς πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης, ἐξ οὗ χάρις καὶ ζωὴ πάσῃ τῇ κτίσει· σὺν Πατρὶ γάρ, ἀνυμνεῖται καὶ τῷ Λόγῳ.

With the Holy Spirit is all the wealth of glory. From Him issue grace and life to all creation, for He is extolled with the Father and the Logos. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Εἴπατε ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν· Ὅτι Κύριος ἐβασίλευσε, καὶ γὰρ κατώρθωσε τὴν οἰκουμένην, ἥτις οὐ σαλευθήσεται. (δίς)

Say among the Gentiles, "The Lord is King, for He established the world, which shall not be shaken." (2)

Στίχ. Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν.

Verse: Oh, sing a new song to the Lord.

Εἴπατε ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν· Ὅτι Κύριος ἐβασίλευσε, καὶ γὰρ κατώρθωσε τὴν οἰκουμένην, ἥτις οὐ σαλευθήσεται.

Say among the Gentiles, "The Lord is King, for He established the world, which shall not be shaken." [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Μᾶρκον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Γʹ

Eothinon 3

Μᾶρκον ΙϚʹ 9-20

Mark. 16:9-20

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς πρωῒ πρώτῃ Σαββάτου ἐφάνη πρῶτον Μαρίᾳ τῇ Μαγδαληνῇ, ἀφ' ἧς ἐκβεβλήκει ἑπτὰ δαιμόνια. Ἐκείνη πορευθεῖσα ἀπήγγειλε τοῖς μετ' αὐτοῦ γενομένοις, πενθοῦσι καὶ κλαίουσι. Κᾀκεῖνοι ἀκούσαντες ὅτι ζῇ καὶ ἐθεάθη ὑπ' αὐτῆς ἠπίστησαν. Μετὰ δὲ ταῦτα δυσὶν ἐξ αὐτῶν περιπατοῦσιν ἐφανερώθη ἐν ἑτέρᾳ μορφῇ, πορευομένοις, εἰς ἀγρόν. Κᾀκεῖνοι ἀπελθόντες ἀπήγγειλαν τοῖς λοιποῖς, οὐδὲ ἐκείνοις ἐπίστευσαν. Ὕστερον, ἀνακειμένοις αὐτοῖς τοῖς ἕνδεκα ἐφανερώθη, καὶ ὠνείδισε τὴν ἀπιστίαν αὐτῶν καὶ σκληροκαρδίαν, ὅτι τοῖς θεασαμένοις αὐτὸν ἐγηγερμένον, οὐκ ἐπίστευσαν. Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Πορευθέντες εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἅπαντα, κηρύξατε τὸ εὐαγγέλιον πάσῃ τῇ κτίσει. Ὁ πιστεύσας καὶ βαπτισθείς, σωθήσεται, ὁ δὲ ἀπιστήσας, κατακριθήσεται. Σημεῖα δὲ τοῖς πιστεύσασι ταῦτα παρακολουθήσει. Ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου δαιμόνια ἐκβαλοῦσι, γλώσσαις λαλήσουσι καιναῖς, ὄφεις ἀροῦσι, κἂν θανάσιμόν τι πίωσιν, οὐ μὴ αὐτοὺς βλάψει, ἐπὶ ἀῤῥώστους χεῖρας ἐπιθήσουσι, καὶ καλῶς ἕξουσιν. Ὁ μὲν οὖν Κύριος, μετὰ τὸ λαλῆσαι αὐτοῖς, ἀνελήφθη εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν, καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἐκ δεξιῶν τοῦ Θεοῦ. Ἐκεῖνοι δὲ ἐξελθόντες, ἐκήρυξαν πανταχοῦ, τοῦ Κυρίου συνεργοῦντος, καὶ τὸν λόγον βεβαιοῦντος, διὰ τῶν ἐπακολουθούντων σημείων. Ἀμήν.

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. After this He appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table and He upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw Him after He had risen. And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover." So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας δι' ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

[Ἐλεήμων,] Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

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

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

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.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

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

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν Ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, 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 ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Αὐξεντίου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

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, Gregory the Theologian 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 devout Father Afxentios, whose memory we observe, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθ' οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἰ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ὁ Κανών

The Canon

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Ὁ τὰ ὕδατα πάλαι, νεύματι θείῳ, εἰς μίαν συναγωγὴν συναθροίσας, καὶ τεμὼν θάλασσαν Ἰσραηλίτῃ λαῷ, οὗτος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δεδοξασμένος ὑπάρχει, αὐτῷ μόνῳ ᾄσωμεν, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

He who gathered the waters together in the beginning into one place by divine nod, * who for the Israelite people parted the sea, * He, our God, is glorified, and He is reigning forever. * Let us sing to Him alone, for He is glorified. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὁ τὴν γῆν κατακρίνας, τῷ παραβάντι, ἱδρῶτος φέρειν καρπὸν τὰς ἀκάνθας, ἀκανθῶν στέφανον ἐκ παρανόμου χειρός, οὗτος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, σωματικῶς δεδεγμένος, τὴν κατάραν ἔλυσεν, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

He who condemned the earth to bear thorns of sweat for the transgressor, accepted in the body a crown of thorns from a lawless hand. He is our God who abolished the curse, for he has been glorified. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Νικητὴς τροπαιοῦχος, κατὰ θανάτου, ὁ θάνατος δεδοικὼς ἀνεδείχθη· παθητὴν σάρκα γάρ, ἐμψυχωμένην λαβών, οὗτος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ συμπλακεὶς τῷ τυράννῳ, πάντας συνανέστησεν, ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Triumphant victor he is over death — Death was exposed as full of fear — for, having take living flesh subject to suffering, our God wrestled with the tyrant and raised all with himself, for he has been glorified. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἀληθῆ Θεοτόκον, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, δοξάζει σε τὴν ἀσπόρως τεκοῦσαν· ὑποδὺς μήτραν γὰρ ἡγιασμένην τὴν σήν, οὗτος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, τὸ καθ' ἡμᾶς οὐσιώθη, καὶ Θεός καὶ ἄνθρωπος, ἐκ σοῦ γεγέννηται.

All the nations glorify you as true Mother of God, who gave birth without seed; for, having come into your hallowed womb, our God, took that which was according to our nature, and as both God and man he was born from you. [EL]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Canon for the Devout Man.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Θαλάσσης τὸ ἐρυθραῖον.

Mode 4. N/M (The people.)

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Αὐξήσας, τὴν πρὸς Θεὸν ἀγάπησιν, Πάτερ Αὐξέντιε, καὶ κοσμικὴν στοργὴν καταλιπών, θεοφόρε κειμήλιον, χωρητικὸν τοῦ Πνεύματος, τῶν χαρισμάτων ἀναδέδειξαι.

O God-bearing Father Afxentios, you became a treasure containing the gifts of the Spirit because you augmented your love towards God and forsook worldly affection. [SD]

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὑπῆλθες, ἐθελουσίοις νεύμασι, Πάτερ Αὐξέντιε, σὺ τὸν ζυγὸν Κυρίου τὸν χρηστόν, καὶ τὴν γῆν ἐκαινούργησας, τῶν ἀρετῶν τοῖς δάκρυσι, καταπιαίνων ταύτην ἔνδοξε.

Glorious Father Afxentios, you submitted to the easy yoke of the Lord with willing assent. When you fattened the earth with the tears of your virtues, you gave it renewal. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ξενώσας, βιοτικῆς συγχύσεως τὴν σὴν ψυχὴν καὶ τὸν νοῦν, καὶ πρὸς Θεὸν συνάψας ἐμμελῶς, ἐν συντόνοις ἀσκήσεσιν, ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ὡς ἄσαρκος, ἐπολιτεύσω Παμμακάριστε.

All-blessed one, you estranged your soul and mind from the confusion of life. You passed your earthly life as though a bodiless one by diligently uniting your soul and mind to God in earnest struggles. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐν σοὶ νῦν, ἐθεωρήθη Δέσποινα, ἡ ἀκατάληπτος, θεανδρικὴ πορεία τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὃς Θεός τε καὶ ἄνθρωπος, ἐκ σοῦ Ἁγνὴ γεγέννηται, ἀνακαινίζων τὴν οὐσίαν μου.

O pure Lady, Christ’s incomprehensible Theandric emergence has now been seen in you. For Christ was born of you as both God and man, thus renewing my essence. [SD]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου, καὶ πληρωθήσεται Πνεύματος, καὶ λόγον ἐρεύξομαι, τῇ Βασιλίδι Μητρί, καὶ ὀφθήσομαι, φαιδρῶς πανηγυρίζων, καὶ ᾄσω γηθόμενος, ταύτης τὰ θαύματα.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her miracles. [SD]

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Ὁ ἐκ μὴ ὄντων τὰ πάντα παραγαγών, τῷ Λόγῳ κτιζόμενα, τελειούμενα Πνεύματι, Παντοκράτορ Δέσποτα, ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ τῇ σῇ στερέωσόν με.

From non-existence You brought forth all things, O God, * through the Word creating them, in the Spirit perfecting them. * Ruler over all, Most High, * firmly establish me in Your love, O Master. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Διὰ Σταυροῦ σου ᾐσχύνθη ὁ ἀσεβής· εἰργάσατο βόθρον γάρ, ὃν ὀρύξας εἰσπέπτωκε, ταπεινῶν ὑψώθη δὲ Χριστέ, τὸ κέρας ἐν τῇ σῇ Ἀναστάσει.

Through your Cross the impious has been shamed, for he has fallen into the pit which he dug out; while the horn of the humble, O Christ, has been exalted in your Resurrection. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῆς εὐσεβείας τὸ κήρυγμα τῶν ἐθνῶν, ὡς ὕδωρ ἐκάλυψε τὰς θαλάσσας φιλάνθρωπε· ἀναστὰς ἐκ τάφου γάρ, τὸ τῆς Τριάδος ἀπεκάλυψας φέγγος.

The preaching of true religion has covered like water the seas of the nations, Lover of mankind; for by rising from the tomb you have uncovered the light of the Trinity. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Δεδοξασμένα λελάληνται περὶ σοῦ, ἡ πόλις ἡ ἔμψυχος, τοῦ ἀεὶ βασιλεύοντος· διὰ σοῦ γὰρ Δέσποινα, τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς Θεὸς συνανεστράφη.

Glorious things are spoken of you, living city of him who is king for ever; for through you, Sovereign Lady, God lived among those on earth. [EL]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Canon for the Devout Man.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Οὐκ ἐν σοφίᾳ.

Mode 4. N/M (Not in our wisdom.)

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νενευρωμένος, τοῦ Σταυροῦ τῇ δυνάμει κατήργησας, τῶν δαιμόνων τὰς ὁρμάς, καὶ μεθοδείας διέλυσας, ἀσκήσει τρεπόμενος, τὴν τούτων ἔφοδον.

O Saint, when you were strengthened with the power of the Cross, by your asceticism you vanquished the violent assaults of demons; you destroyed their wiles, and you turned away their attacks. [SD]

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὴν τῶν Ἀγγέλων, ἐπὶ γῆς πολιτείαν μιμούμενος, τὸ καθαρὸν ἐν προσευχαῖς, ἐν ἀγρυπνίαις τὸ εὔτονον, προθύμως διήνυσας, Πάτερ Αὐξέντιε.

Father Afxentios, you earnestly strove for purity in prayer and perseverance in vigil, imitating on earth the life of Angels. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἰὸν θανάτου, ταῖς ψυχαῖς προξενοῦσαν Αὐξέντιε, ἐπιγνοὺς τὴν ἡδονήν, δι' ἐγκρατείας ἐνέκρωσας, αὐτῆς τὰ κινήματα, θεόφρον Ὅσιε.

Righteous and God-bearing Afxentios, by self-control you mortified the movements of sensual pleasure, because you knew that it produces the deadly poison for souls. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὁ διαπλάσας, κατ' ἀρχάς ἐκ χοὸς με τὸν ἄνθρωπον, πλαστουργεῖται δι' ἐμέ, ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου Πανάμωμε, τὴν πάλαι κατάπτωσιν, ἐπανορθούμενος.

All-blameless one, He who formed me, a man, in the beginning from dust is formed in your womb for my sake, thus correcting the ancient fall. [SD]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· καὶ ἐν τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου, στεφάνων δόξης ἀξίωσον.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

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.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For you are our 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.)

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. N/M (The soldiers.)

Εἰς ὄρος ἀνελθών, θεωρίας Παμμάκαρ, καὶ πράξεως σαφῶς, ἀστραπαῖς τῶν θαυμάτων, ὡς ἥλιος ἔλαμψας, καταυγάζων τὰ πέρατα· ὅθεν σήμερον, τὴν παναγίαν σου μνήμην, ἑορτάζομεν, ὑμνολογοῦντές σε πίστει, καὶ πόθῳ γεραίρομεν.

All-blessed Saint, you ascended the mountain of contemplation and action, and you shined like the sun with the lightning of your miracles, illumining the ends of the earth. Therefore we celebrate your all-holy memory today, extolling you with faith, and we honor you with longing. [SD]

Δόξα. Ἕτερον.

Glory. Another.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving the wisdom.)

Ἀνελθὼν ἐν τῷ ὄρει τῶν ἀρετῶν, βραχυτάτῳ κελλίῳ μάκαρ σαυτόν, συγκλείσας στενούμενος, ἐπὶ γῆς δι' ἀσκήσεως, καὶ πρὸς πλάτος θεῖον, πανσόφως πτερούμενος, λογισμῷ τελείῳ ἀνῆλθες μακάριε· ὅθεν τοὺς εἰς βάθη πειρασμῶν ἐκπεσόντας, ἀνείλκυσας Ὅσιε, ἐνεργῶν τὰ τεράστια, θεοφόρε Αὐξέντιε· πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

O blessed Saint, you ascended the mountain of virtue, although you shut yourself in a tiny cell; you were narrowly confined on earth, and through ascetic practice you most wisely flew with wings of a perfect mind and ascended to the wide divine space. Therefore you were able to pull up those who had fallen into holes of temptations, and you performed terrific wonders, O devout Afxentios. Intercede with Christ our God, that He grant forgiveness of offences, to us who with longing observe your holy memory. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving the wisdom.)

Ὡς Παρθένον καὶ μόνην ἐν γυναιξί, σὲ ἀσπόρως τεκοῦσαν Θεὸν σαρκί, πᾶσαι μακαρίζουσι, γενεαὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων· τὸ γὰρ πῦρ ἐσκήνωσεν, ἐν σοὶ τῆς Θεότητος, καὶ ὡς βρέφος θηλάζεις, τὸν Κτίστην καὶ Κύριον· ὅθεν τῶν Ἀγγέλων, καὶ ἀνθρώπων τὸ γένος, ἀξίως δοξάζομεν, τὸν πανάγιον τόκον σου, καὶ συμφώνως βοῶμέν σοι· Πρέσβευε τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἀνυμνοῦσιν ἀξίως, τὴν δόξαν σου Δέσποινα.

You alone among women have without seed * given birth, as a Virgin, to God in the flesh. * We, all generations, now * call you blessed, as you foretold. * For the fire of Divinity has dwelt in your womb indeed; * and you nursed the Creator and Lord in His infancy. * Therefore does the human race along with the Angels * give glory and worthily extol your all-holy childbirth, * and with one voice we sing to you: * Intercede with your Son and our God, * that He grant forgiveness of offenses * to us extolling your glory, O Lady, now worthily. [SD]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode 3. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἔθου πρὸς ἡμᾶς, κραταιὰν ἀγάπησιν Κύριε· τὸν μονογενῆ γὰρ σοῦ Υἱόν, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν εἰς θάνατον δέδωκας· διό σοι κραυγάζομεν, εὐχαριστοῦντες· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

You displayed mighty love for us, O Lord; for you gave your Only-begotten Son to death for our sake. Therefore with thanksgiving we cry to you, 'Glory to your power, O Lord!' [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Στίγματα Χριστέ, συμπαθῶς καὶ μώλωπας ἤνεγκας, ὕβριν ῥαπισμάτων καρτερῶν, καὶ μακροθύμως φέρων ἐμπτύσματα, δι' ὧν κατειργάσω μοι τὴν σωτηρίαν· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

In your compassion, O Christ, you bore marks and stripes, bravely enduring the insult of blows and with long-suffering accepting spitting. Through these you wrought salvation for me. Glory to your power, O Lord! [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σώματι θνητῷ, ἡ ζωὴ θανάτῳ ὡμίλησας, τῆς ταλαιπωρίας τῶν πτωχῶν, καὶ στεναγμοῦ πενήτων σου ἕνεκεν, καὶ φθείρας τὸν φθείραντα δεδοξασμένε, πάντας συνανέστησας, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

In a mortal body, O Life, you were acquainted with death, for the sake of the wretchedness of your poor and the groans of your needy ones, and having destroyed the destroyer and been glorified you raised all with you, only Lover of mankind. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Μνήσθητι Χριστέ, ἧς ἐκτησω ποίμνης τῷ πάθει σου, τῆς δεδοξασμένης σου Μητρός, τὰς συμπαθεῖς ἐντεύξεις δεξάμενος, καὶ ἐπισκεψάμενος, κεκακωμένην ῥῦσαι, τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

Remember, O Christ, the flock which you have gained by your Passion. Accepting the compassionate entreaties of your glorious Mother and watching over it in its affliction, deliver it by your power, O Lord. [EL]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Canon for the Devout Man.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπαρθέντα σε ἰδοῦσα.

Mode 4. N/M (When the Church.)

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νικητὴς κατὰ πνευμάτων τῆς πονηρίας, τῇ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, Πάτερ συνεργείᾳ, ὤφθης καὶ τῇ χάριτι, κραυγάζων Αὐξέντιε· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

O Father Afxentios, you victorious over the evil spirits by the cooperation and grace of the Holy Spirit; and you cried out, "Glory to Your power, O Lord." [SD]

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τῶν χειμάῤῥων θεοφόρε τῆς ἀνομίας, τῇ προσευχῇ παμμάκαρ, σεαυτὸν ὀχυρώσας, ἔφυγες τὸν τάραχον· τρυφῆς τὸν χειμάῤῥουν δέ, πέπωκας ἀξίως πανόλβιε.

All-blessed God-bearer, you escaped the agitation of the torrents of iniquity by fortifying yourself with prayer. But from the torrent of delight you drank worthily, O most blessed Afxentios. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ θεοφόρος τὴν πίστιν καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην, τὴν πρὸς Θεὸν αὐξήσας, πρὸς μετάρσιον ὕψος, θείας οἰκειώσεως, ὑψώθη κραυγάζων σοι· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

By increasing his faith and love for God, the God-bearer was exalted to the lofty height of friendship with God. And he cried to You, "Glory to Your power, O Lord." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Θεὸν Λόγον σε τεκοῦσαν σαφῶς εἰδότες σωματικῶς κυρίως, οἱ πιστοὶ Θεοτόκον πάντες ὀνομάζομεν, τὴν κλῆσιν κατάλληλον, φύσει τῶν πραγμάτων προσάγοντες.

All we the faithful call you the Theotokos literally. We give you the name that corresponds to the nature of the deed, because we truly know that you physically gave birth to God. [SD]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τὴν ἀνεξιχνίαστον θείαν βουλήν, τῆς ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου σαρκώσεως, σοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ὁ Προφήτης, Ἀββακούμ, κατανοῶν ἐκραύγαζε· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode 3. Heirmos (not metered).

Πρὸς σε ὀρθρίζω, τὸν τοῦ παντὸς Δημιουργόν, τὴν ὑπερέχουσαν πάντα νοῦν εἰρήνην· διότι φῶς τὰ προστάγματά σου, ἐν οἷς με καθοδήγησον.

I rise to you at dawn, Creator of all, Peace which passes all understanding; for your commandments are light. O guide me by them. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Κριτῇ ἀδίκῳ, Ἑβραίων φθόνῳ προδοθεὶς ὁ παντεπόπτης, καὶ ἅπασαν δικαίως, κρίνων τὴν γῆν, τὸν Ἀδὰμ τῆς πάλαι, ἐῤῥύσω κατακρίσεως.

Handed over by the envy of the Hebrews to an unjust judge, you, the All-seeing, who judge the whole earth with justice, delivered Adam from the ancient condemnation. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τὴν σὴν εἰρήνην, ταῖς Ἐκκλησίαις σου Χριστέ, τῇ ἀηττήτῳ δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου, ὁ ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστὰς παράσχου, καὶ σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

O Christ, who rose from the dead, grant peace to your Churches by the invincible power of your Cross and save our souls. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σκηνὴ ἁγία, καὶ πλατυτέρα οὐρανῶν, ὡς τὸν ἐν πάσῃ ἀχώρητον τῇ κτίσει, Λόγον Θεοῦ δεξαμένη, μόνη ἐδείχθης Ἀειπάρθενος.

Holy Tabernacle, and wider then the Heavens, for you received the Word of God, whom all creation cannot contain, you alone have been revealed as ever virgin. [EL]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Canon for the Devout Man.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Σὺ Κύριέ μου φῶς.

Mode 4. N/M (My Lord, You are the light.)

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἐχόμενα τῆς σῆς, ὁδοῦ Πάτερ τὰ σκάνδαλα, ὀξύτητι διανοίας, ἀλωβήτως διῆλθες, καὶ ψυχῆς καθαρότητι.

O Father, you went unharmed through the stumbling blocks that stood in your way, by the keenness of your mind and the purity of your soul. [SD]

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἰσότητι φρενῶν, τὴν ζωὴν διελήλυθας, τὰ πρόσκαιρα παρατρέχων, αἰωνίοις δὲ Πάτερ, εἰς ἀεὶ προστιθέμενος.

O Father, by disregarding the temporal, and clinging always to the eternal, you passed through life with equanimity. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ βίος σου λαμπρός, καὶ ἡ πίστις ὀρθόδοξος, ἡ ἄσκησις θαυμασία, ἠρτυμένος ὁ λόγος, τῇ χάριτι Αὐξέντιε.

O Afxentios, your life was illustrious, your faith was Orthodox, your asceticism was amazing, and your speech was seasoned with grace. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νοῦν ἔχοντες ὀρθόν, διδαγμάτων ἀνάπλεων, σὲ πάναγνε Θεοτόκον, ὀνομάζομεν πάντες, καὶ πόθῳ μακαρίζομεν.

All-pure Lady, we who have a correct understanding of doctrine all call you Theotokos, and with longing we call you blest. [SD]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode 3. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἄβυσσος ἐσχάτη ἁμαρτιῶν ἐκύκλωσέ με, καὶ ἐκλείπει τὸ πνεῦμά μου, ἀλλ' ἐκτείνας Δέσποτα, σὸν ὑψηλὸν βραχίονα, ὡς τὸν Πέτρον με, κυβερνῆτα διάσωσον.

The final abyss of sins has surrounded me and my spirit fails; but, Master, stretch out your upraised arm and like Peter save me, O my Pilot. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἄβυσσος ἐλέους καὶ οἰκτιρμῶν, ἐκύκλωσέ με, τῇ εὐσπλάγχνῳ καθόδῳ σου· σαρκωθεὶς γὰρ Δέσποτα, καὶ γεγονὼς ἐν δούλου μορφῇ, ἐθεούργησας, καὶ σεαυτῷ συνεδόξασας.

An abyss of mercy and pity has surrounded me by your compassionate descent; for becoming incarnate and being in the form of a servant, Master, you have made me divine and glorified me together with yourself. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Νέκρωσιν ὑπέστη ὁ νεκρωτής, τὸν νεκρωθέντα ζωωθέντα θεώμενος, τῆς σῆς Ἀναστάσεως, ταῦτα Χριστὲ τὰ σύμβολα, καὶ τοῦ Πάθους σου, τοῦ ἀχράντου τὰ ἔπαθλα.

The death-dealer underwent death when he saw the one who had been put to death restored to life. These are the tokens of your Resurrection, O Christ, and the rewards of your immaculate Passion. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Πάναγνε ἡ μόνη τῷ πλαστουργῷ, καὶ τοῖς ἀνθρώποις, ὑπὲρ νοῦν μεσιτεύσασα, τὸν Υἱόν σου ἵλεων, τοῖς ἐπταικόσι δούλοις σου, καὶ ὑπέρμαχον, χρηματίσαι δυσώπησον.

O All-pure, the only mediatrix beyond understanding between the Fashioner and humankind, beseech your merciful Son on behalf of your stumbling servants and be our champion. [EL]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Canon for the Devout Man.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Θύσω σοι μετὰ φωνῇς.

Mode 4. N/M (The Church cries out.)

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Υἱὸν σε, καὶ φωτὸς καὶ ἡμέρας ἀνέδειξεν, ἡ πολιτεία σου μάκαρ, εὐσχημόνως Πάτερ περιπατοῦντα, καὶ φωστῆρα, ζωῆς ἐν κόσμῳ λόγον ἐπέχοντα.

Blessed Father, you walked nobly, and you were a light in the world, holding the word of life; and thus your way of life demonstrated that you were a son of the light and of the day. [SD]

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Υἱὸν σε, καὶ φωτὸς καὶ ἡμέρας ἀνέδειξεν, ἡ πολιτεία σου μάκαρ, εὐσχημόνως Πάτερ περιπατοῦντα, καὶ φωστῆρα, ζωῆς ἐν κόσμῳ λόγον ἐπέχοντα.

Blessed Father, you walked nobly, and you were a light in the world, holding the word of life; and thus your way of life demonstrated that you were a son of the light and of the day. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Μελέτην, τοῦ θανάτου τὸν βίον σου θέμενος, διαφερόντως τὸν ὅρον, τῆς σοφίας Πάτερ κατανοήσας, μετετέθης, πρὸς τὴν Σοφίαν τὴν ἐνυπόστατον.

O Father, you had meditation on death as the foundation of your life, and you understood it to be the principal measure of wisdom. And now to the enhypostatic Wisdom you have been translated. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ναὸν σε, τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ παστάδα γινώσκομεν, στάμνον λυχνίαν καὶ πλάκα, κεκτημένην ἔνδον ἐγγεγραμμένον, τὸν δι' οἶκτον, σωματωθέντα Λόγον πανάμωμε.

All-blameless Lady, we know you to be the temple and nuptial chamber of God. You are the urn, the lampstand, and the tablet, on which is inscribed with the Word, who in His mercy became incarnate. [SD]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τὴν θείαν ταύτην καὶ πάντιμον, τελοῦντες ἑορτὴν οἱ θεόφρονες, τῆς Θεομήτορος, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας κροτήσωμεν, τὸν ἐξ αὐτῆς τεχθέντα Θεὸν δοξάζοντες.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

Ode 6: Short Litany

Ode 6: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

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.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὺ γὰρ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῆς εἰρήνης καὶ σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the King of peace and the savior of our souls, 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.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξανέστης σήμερον, ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου Οἰκτίρμον, καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐξήγαγες, ἐκ τῶν πυλῶν τοῦ θανάτου, σήμερον Ἀδὰμ χορεύει, καὶ χαίρει Εὔα, ἅμα δέ, καὶ οἱ Προφῆται, σὺν Πατριάρχαις, ἀνυμνοῦσιν ἀκαταπαύστως, τὸ θεῖον κράτος τῆς ἐξουσίας σου.

From the tomb You rose today, O Lord of tender compassion, also from the gates of death You led us out, O our Savior. On this day is Adam dancing and Eve rejoices, and with them together Patriarchs and the Prophets are unceasingly extolling the divine power of Your authority. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ἡ γῆ σήμερον χορευέτωσαν, καὶ Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ὁμοφρόνως ὑμνείτωσαν, ὅτι τοὺς δεσμίους ἐκ τῶν τάφων ἀνέστησε. Συγχαίρει πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις, προσφέρουσα ἐπάξια ᾄσματα, τῷ πάντων Κτίστῃ καὶ Λυτρωτῇ ἡμῶν, ὅτι τοὺς βροτοὺς ἐξ ᾅδου σήμερον, ὡς Ζωοδότης συνανελκύσας, πρὸς οὐρανοὺς συνανυψοῖ, καὶ καταράσσει τοῦ ἐχθροῦ τὰς ἐπάρσεις, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾅδου διαθλάττει, τῷ θείῳ κράτει τῆς ἐξουσίας αὐτοῦ.

Let heaven and earth dance for joy today, and in oneness of mind extol Christ God, for He resurrected the prisoners from their tombs. All creation rejoices together, offering worthy songs to the Creator of all and our Redeemer, for today as the Giver of Life, having drawn mortals up from Hades, He exalts them to heaven together, and lays a curse on the enemy's haughtiness, and smashes the gates of Hades, by the divine power of His authority. [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΙΔʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Αὐξεντίου τοῦ ἐν τῷ Βουνῷ.

On February 14 we commemorate our devout father Afxentios on the Mountain.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Μάρωνος.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Maron.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀβραάμου.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Abraham.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ἄθλησις τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Φιλήμονος Ἐπισκόπου Γάζης.

On this day we also commemorate the contest of the holy hieromartyr Philemon, Bishop of Gaza.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Νεομάρτυς Νικόλαος, ὁ ἐξ Ἰχθύος τῆς Κορινθίας, ἐν Κωσταντινουπόλει μαρτυρήσας ἐν ἔτει ᾳφνδʹ (1554), ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The holy new martyr Nicholas from Ichthys, Corinth, who witnessed in Constantinople in the year 1554, died by the sword.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Ὁσιομάρτυς Δαμιανὸς ὁ νέος, ὁ ἐκ Μυριχόβου Ἀγράφων, ἐν Λαρίσῃ μαρτυρήσας ἐν ἔτει ᾳφξηʹ (1568), ἀγχόνῃ τελειοῦται.

The holy devout martyr Damianos the New from Myrichovos, Agrapha, who witnessed in Larisa in the year 1568, died by hanging.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Νεομάρτυς Γεώργιος, ὁ ἐκ Μυτιλήνης, ὁ καλούμενος Παϊζάνος, ὑπὲρ τῆς εὐσεβείας ἐν Κωνσταντινουπόλει μαρτυρήσας ἐν ἔτει ᾳχθγʹ (1693), ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The holy new martyr George from Mytilene, who was called the Tailor, and who witnessed for the true faith in Constantinople in the year 1693, died by the sword.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἁγίων σου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεὸς ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode 3. Heirmos (not metered).

Ὡς πάλαι τοὺς εὐσεβεῖς, τρεῖς Παῖδας ἐδρόσισας, ἐν τῇ φλογὶ τῇ Χαλδαϊκῇ, τῷ φωτιστικῷ τῆς Θεότητος πυρί, καὶ ἡμᾶς καταύγασον· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ κράζοντας, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

As of old you refreshed with dew the three godly Youths in the Chaldean flame, so shine with the enlightening fire of your Godhead upon us who cry, 'Blessed are you, the God of our fathers!' [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἐῤῥάγη τὸ τοῦ Ναοῦ, φαιδρὸν καταπέτασμα, ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ τοῦ Δημιουργοῦ, τὴν ἐγκεκρυμμένην τῷ γράμματι δηλοῦν, τοῖς πιστοῖς ἀλήθειαν· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ κράζουσιν, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

The shining veil of the Temple was rent by the Cross of the Creator, revealing the truth hidden in the letter to the faithful who cry, 'Blessed are you, the God of our fathers!' [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Νυγείσης σου τῆς πλευρᾶς, ῥανίδες θεόῤῥυτοι, ζωοποιοῦ αἵματος Χριστέ, οἰκονομικῶς ἀποστάζουσαι εἰς γῆν, τοὺς ἐκ γῆς ἀνέπλασαν. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ κράζοντας, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

When your side was pierced, O Christ, drops of your life-bearing blood, flowing from God by divine dispensation, fell upon the earth and refashioned those who cry, 'Blessed are you, the God of our fathers!' [EL]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἀγαθόν, Πατρὶ συνδοξάσωμεν, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ τῷ μονογενεῖ, μίαν ἐν τρισί, πιστοὶ σέβοντες ἀρχήν, καὶ μίαν Θεότητα. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ κράζοντες, ὁ Θεός ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Let us believers glorify the good Spirit with the Father and the only-begotten Son, as we honour one Principle and one Godhead in three Persons as we cry, 'Blessed are you, the God of our fathers!' [EL]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Canon for the Devout Man.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ Ἀβραμιαῖοι.

Mode 4. N/M (Inside the furnace.)

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς τετρωμένος, τῇ τοῦ Δεσπότου Πάτερ θείᾳ στοργῇ, πᾶσαν πρὸς αὐτὸν ἀνένδοτον τὴν ῥοπήν, τῆς καρδίας σου ἐκέκτησο· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ὁ Θεός μου κραυγάζων καὶ Κύριος.

O Father, you were wounded with divine affection for the Master, and your heart unyieldingly longed for Him; and you cried out, "Blessed are You, my God and Lord." [SD]

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς τετρωμένος, τῇ τοῦ Δεσπότου Πάτερ θείᾳ στοργῇ, πᾶσαν πρὸς αὐτὸν ἀνένδοτον τὴν ῥοπήν, τῆς καρδίας σου ἐκέκτησο· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ὁ Θεός μου κραυγάζων καὶ Κύριος.

O Father, you were wounded with divine affection for the Master, and your heart unyieldingly longed for Him; and you cried out, "Blessed are You, my God and Lord." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Πεφωτισμένος, τῇ τοῦ Σωτῆρος αἴγλῃ Πάνσοφε, σκότους τὸν προστάτην ἤλεγξας κραταιῶς, κοσμοκράτορας καθεῖλες δέ· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ὁ Θεός μου κραυγάζων καὶ Κύριος.

All-wise Afxentios, you mightily reproved the prince of darkness and cast down the rulers of this world, for you were luminous with the brightness of the Savior, and you cried out, "Blessed are You, my God and Lord." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ῥεύσασαν πάλαι, τῆς πρὸς τὸ κρεῖττον ἀνανεύσεως, φύσιν τῶν ἀνθρώπων πάναγνε βουληθείς, ἀναπλάσαι κατεσκήνωσεν, ὁ πλαστουργὸς Θεός, ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου μόνη Πανύμνητε.

God the Fashioner willed to refashion human nature, which long ago had slipped and fallen from its ascent towards what is superior. So He dwelt in your womb, O all-pure Virgin who alone are extolled by all. [SD]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Οὐκ ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει οἱ θεόφρονες, παρὰ τὸν Κτίσαντα, ἀλλὰ πυρὸς ἀπειλήν, ἀνδρείως πατήσαντες, χαίροντες ἔψαλλον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode 3. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἀστέκτῳ πυρὶ ἑνωθέντες, οἱ θεοσεβείας προεστῶτες Νεανίαι, τῇ φλογὶ δὲ μὴ λωβηθέντες, θεῖον ὕμνον ἔμελπον. Εὐλογεῖτε πάντα τὰ ἔργα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

In the unbearable fire, but unharmed by the flames, the Young Men, famed for their reverence for God, became as one as they sang the divine hymn, 'All you works of the Lord bless the Lord, and highly exalt him to all the ages.' [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἐῤῥάγη ναοῦ ἡ φαιδρότης, ὅτε ὁ Σταυρός σου ἐπάγη ἐν Κρανίῳ, καὶ ἡ κτίσις συνεκλονεῖτο, φόβῳ ἀναμέλπουσα· Εὐλογεῖτε πάντα τὰ ἔργα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The radiance of the Temple was shattered when your Cross was fixed on Calvary, and all creation was shaken as it sang in fear, 'All you works of the Lord bless the Lord, and highly exalt him to all the ages.' [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ἐκ τοῦ τάφου, καὶ τὸν πεπτωκότα τῇ ἀπάτῃ, διὰ ξύλου ἀνωρθώσω θείᾳ δυνάμει, κράζοντα καὶ λέγοντα· Εὐλογεῖτε πάντα τὰ ἔργα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You rose from the tomb, O Christ, and by your divine power set upright the one who had fallen by deceit through a tree as he cried and said, 'All you works of the Lord bless the Lord, and highly exalt him to all the ages.' [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ναὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ ἀνεδείχθης, ἔμψυχον χωρίον κιβωτός τε, τὸν Ποιητήν· τοῖς βροτοῖς γὰρ Θεογεννῆτορ, ἄχραντε κατήλλαξας, καὶ ἀξίως πάντα τὰ ἔργα ὑμνοῦμέν σε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You have been declared Temple of God, spiritual place and Ark; for you reconciled the Creator to mortals, most pure Mother of God, and fittingly all we his works praise you and highly exalt you to all the ages. [EL]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Canon for the Devout Man.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Λυτρωτὰ τοῦ παντός.

Mode 4. N/M ()

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὁλικῶς πρὸς Θεὸν μεταθέμενος, ἀπεσείσω σαρκὸς τὴν εὐπάθειαν, καὶ τῶν θαυμάτων εἴληφας, τὴν ἐνέργειαν μέλπων· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, εὐλογεῖτε ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

O Saint, you devoted yourself wholly to God, you shook off the comforts of the flesh, and thus you received the power to perform miracles, and you sang, "O all you works, bless and extol the Lord." [SD]

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὁλικῶς πρὸς Θεὸν μεταθέμενος, ἀπεσείσω σαρκὸς τὴν εὐπάθειαν, καὶ τῶν θαυμάτων εἴληφας, τὴν ἐνέργειαν μέλπων· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, εὐλογεῖτε ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

O Saint, you devoted yourself wholly to God, you shook off the comforts of the flesh, and thus you received the power to perform miracles, and you sang, "O all you works, bless and extol the Lord." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Φοβερὸς ἀπεφάνθης τοῖς δαίμοσι, τὸν Χριστὸν κεκτημένος συλλήπτορα, οὗ τὸν Σταυρὸν ἀράμενος, ἠκολούθησας μέλπων· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, εὐλογεῖτε ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

You took up your cross and followed Christ. With Him as your ally, you terrified demons, and you sang, "O all you works, bless and extol the Lord." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ῥητορεύει φανεὶς ὁ Ἀρχάγγελος, καὶ μηνύει τοῦ Λόγου σοι Πάναγνε, τὴν ὑπὲρ λόγον σύλληψιν, καὶ σωτήριον κόσμῳ· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα, εὐλογεῖτε κραυγάζων τὸν Κύριον.

All-pure Lady, when the Archangel appeared to you, he openly announced the ineffable conception of the Logos would save the world, and he cried out, "O all you works, bless and extol the Lord." [SD]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, ὁ τόκος τῆς Θεοτόκου διεσώσατο, τότε μὲν τυπούμενος, νῦν δὲ ἐνεργούμενος, τὴν οἰκουμένην ἅπασαν, ἀγείρει ψάλλουσαν. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξανέστης σήμερον, ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου Οἰκτίρμον, καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐξήγαγες, ἐκ τῶν πυλῶν τοῦ θανάτου, σήμερον Ἀδὰμ χορεύει, καὶ χαίρει Εὔα, ἅμα δέ, καὶ οἱ Προφῆται, σὺν Πατριάρχαις, ἀνυμνοῦσιν ἀκαταπαύστως, τὸ θεῖον κράτος τῆς ἐξουσίας σου.

From the tomb You rose today, O Lord of tender compassion, also from the gates of death You led us out, O our Savior. On this day is Adam dancing and Eve rejoices, and with them together Patriarchs and the Prophets are unceasingly extolling the divine power of Your authority. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ἡ γῆ σήμερον χορευέτωσαν, καὶ Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ὁμοφρόνως ὑμνείτωσαν, ὅτι τοὺς δεσμίους ἐκ τῶν τάφων ἀνέστησε. Συγχαίρει πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις, προσφέρουσα ἐπάξια ᾄσματα, τῷ πάντων Κτίστῃ καὶ Λυτρωτῇ ἡμῶν, ὅτι τοὺς βροτοὺς ἐξ ᾅδου σήμερον, ὡς Ζωοδότης συνανελκύσας, πρὸς οὐρανοὺς συνανυψοῖ, καὶ καταράσσει τοῦ ἐχθροῦ τὰς ἐπάρσεις, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾅδου διαθλάττει, τῷ θείῳ κράτει τῆς ἐξουσίας αὐτοῦ.

Let heaven and earth dance for joy today, and in oneness of mind extol Christ God, for He resurrected the prisoners from their tombs. All creation rejoices together, offering worthy songs to the Creator of all and our Redeemer, for today as the Giver of Life, having drawn mortals up from Hades, He exalts them to heaven together, and lays a curse on the enemy's haughtiness, and smashes the gates of Hades, by the divine power of His authority. [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΙΔʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Αὐξεντίου τοῦ ἐν τῷ Βουνῷ.

On February 14 we commemorate our devout father Afxentios on the Mountain.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Μάρωνος.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Maron.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀβραάμου.

On this day we also commemorate our devout father Abraham.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ἄθλησις τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Φιλήμονος Ἐπισκόπου Γάζης.

On this day we also commemorate the contest of the holy hieromartyr Philemon, Bishop of Gaza.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Νεομάρτυς Νικόλαος, ὁ ἐξ Ἰχθύος τῆς Κορινθίας, ἐν Κωσταντινουπόλει μαρτυρήσας ἐν ἔτει ᾳφνδʹ (1554), ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The holy new martyr Nicholas from Ichthys, Corinth, who witnessed in Constantinople in the year 1554, died by the sword.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Ὁσιομάρτυς Δαμιανὸς ὁ νέος, ὁ ἐκ Μυριχόβου Ἀγράφων, ἐν Λαρίσῃ μαρτυρήσας ἐν ἔτει ᾳφξηʹ (1568), ἀγχόνῃ τελειοῦται.

The holy devout martyr Damianos the New from Myrichovos, Agrapha, who witnessed in Larisa in the year 1568, died by hanging.

Ὁ Ἅγιος Νεομάρτυς Γεώργιος, ὁ ἐκ Μυτιλήνης, ὁ καλούμενος Παϊζάνος, ὑπὲρ τῆς εὐσεβείας ἐν Κωνσταντινουπόλει μαρτυρήσας ἐν ἔτει ᾳχθγʹ (1693), ξίφει τελειοῦται.

The holy new martyr George from Mytilene, who was called the Tailor, and who witnessed for the true faith in Constantinople in the year 1693, died by the sword.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἁγίων σου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεὸς ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Θεοτόκου

Katavasias of Theotokos

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Mode 4.

Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου, καὶ πληρωθήσεται Πνεύματος, καὶ λόγον ἐρεύξομαι, τῇ Βασιλίδι Μητρί, καὶ ὀφθήσομαι, φαιδρῶς πανηγυρίζων, καὶ ᾄσω γηθόμενος, ταύτης τὰ θαύματα.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her miracles. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· καὶ ἐν τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου, στεφάνων δόξης ἀξίωσον.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * and graciously in your divine glory give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Τὴν ἀνεξιχνίαστον θείαν βουλήν, τῆς ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου σαρκώσεως, σοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ὁ Προφήτης, Ἀββακούμ, κατανοῶν ἐκραύγαζε· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Τὴν θείαν ταύτην καὶ πάντιμον, τελοῦντες ἑορτὴν οἱ θεόφρονες, τῆς Θεομήτορος, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας κροτήσωμεν, τὸν ἐξ αὐτῆς τεχθέντα Θεὸν δοξάζοντες.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Οὐκ ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει οἱ θεόφρονες, παρὰ τὸν Κτίσαντα, ἀλλὰ πυρὸς ἀπειλήν, ἀνδρείως πατήσαντες, χαίροντες ἔψαλλον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, ὁ τόκος τῆς Θεοτόκου διεσώσατο, τότε μὲν τυπούμενος, νῦν δὲ ἐνεργούμενος, τὴν οἰκουμένην ἅπασαν, ἀγείρει ψάλλουσαν. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Μᾶρκον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Γʹ

Eothinon 3

Μᾶρκον ΙϚʹ 9-20

Mark. 16:9-20

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς πρωῒ πρώτῃ Σαββάτου ἐφάνη πρῶτον Μαρίᾳ τῇ Μαγδαληνῇ, ἀφ' ἧς ἐκβεβλήκει ἑπτὰ δαιμόνια. Ἐκείνη πορευθεῖσα ἀπήγγειλε τοῖς μετ' αὐτοῦ γενομένοις, πενθοῦσι καὶ κλαίουσι. Κᾀκεῖνοι ἀκούσαντες ὅτι ζῇ καὶ ἐθεάθη ὑπ' αὐτῆς ἠπίστησαν. Μετὰ δὲ ταῦτα δυσὶν ἐξ αὐτῶν περιπατοῦσιν ἐφανερώθη ἐν ἑτέρᾳ μορφῇ, πορευομένοις, εἰς ἀγρόν. Κᾀκεῖνοι ἀπελθόντες ἀπήγγειλαν τοῖς λοιποῖς, οὐδὲ ἐκείνοις ἐπίστευσαν. Ὕστερον, ἀνακειμένοις αὐτοῖς τοῖς ἕνδεκα ἐφανερώθη, καὶ ὠνείδισε τὴν ἀπιστίαν αὐτῶν καὶ σκληροκαρδίαν, ὅτι τοῖς θεασαμένοις αὐτὸν ἐγηγερμένον, οὐκ ἐπίστευσαν. Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Πορευθέντες εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἅπαντα, κηρύξατε τὸ εὐαγγέλιον πάσῃ τῇ κτίσει. Ὁ πιστεύσας καὶ βαπτισθείς, σωθήσεται, ὁ δὲ ἀπιστήσας, κατακριθήσεται. Σημεῖα δὲ τοῖς πιστεύσασι ταῦτα παρακολουθήσει. Ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου δαιμόνια ἐκβαλοῦσι, γλώσσαις λαλήσουσι καιναῖς, ὄφεις ἀροῦσι, κἂν θανάσιμόν τι πίωσιν, οὐ μὴ αὐτοὺς βλάψει, ἐπὶ ἀῤῥώστους χεῖρας ἐπιθήσουσι, καὶ καλῶς ἕξουσιν. Ὁ μὲν οὖν Κύριος, μετὰ τὸ λαλῆσαι αὐτοῖς, ἀνελήφθη εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν, καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἐκ δεξιῶν τοῦ Θεοῦ. Ἐκεῖνοι δὲ ἐξελθόντες, ἐκήρυξαν πανταχοῦ, τοῦ Κυρίου συνεργοῦντος, καὶ τὸν λόγον βεβαιοῦντος, διὰ τῶν ἐπακολουθούντων σημείων. Ἀμήν.

When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. After this He appeared to the eleven themselves as they sat at table and He upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw Him after He had risen. And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover." So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it. Amen. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας δι' ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

[Ἐλεήμων,] Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

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

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

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.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

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

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν Ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, 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 ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Αὐξεντίου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

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, Gregory the Theologian 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 devout Father Afxentios, whose memory we observe, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθ' οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἰ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος γʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 3.

Στίχ. Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου.

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

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ· ἰδού γάρ, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί.

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

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγαλεῖα ὁ Δυνατός, καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καί το ἔλεος αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεάν, καὶ γενεὰν τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν.

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]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐποίησε Κράτος ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν.

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

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Καθεῖλε δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων, καὶ ὕψωσε ταπεινούς, πεινῶντας ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν, καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλε κενούς.

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]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ, μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, καθὼς ἐλάλησε πρὸς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν, τῷ Ἀβραάμ, καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

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]

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. [SD]

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode 3. Heirmos.

Καινὸν τὸ θαῦμα καὶ θεοπρεπές! τῆς Παρθένου γὰρ τὴν κεκλεισμένην πύλην, σαφῶς διοδεύει Κύριος, γυμνὸς ἐν εἰσόδῳ, καὶ σαρκοφόρος ὤφθη ἐν ἐξόδῳ Θεός, καὶ μένει ἡ πύλη κεκλεισμένη, ταύτην ἀφράστως, ὡς Θεομήτορα μεγαλύνομεν.

O novel wonder and befitting God! * for the Lord himself has manifestly traversed * the gate of the Virgin, which was shut. * Raw God in His entry, * in His emergence He appeared as One bearing flesh, * the gate remaining shut notwithstanding. * She is unutterably God's Mother, and her we magnify. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Φρικτὸν ἰδέσθαι σὲ τὸν ποιητήν, ἐπὶ ξύλου ἀναρτηθέντα Λόγε Θεοῦ, σαρκικῶς δὲ πάσχοντα, Θεὸν ὑπὲρ δούλων, καὶ ἐν μνημείῳ ἄπνουν κατακείμενον, νεκροὺς δὲ τοῦ ᾅδου λελυκότα· ὅθεν Χριστέ σε, ὡς παντοδύναμον μεγαλύνομεν.

Fearful it is, O Word of God, to see you the Maker destroyed on a Tree, suffering in the flesh, God on behalf of slaves, and lying lifeless in a grave, but releasing the dead from Hell. Therefore, O Christ, as all-powerful we magnify you. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Φθορᾶς θανάτου ἔσωσας Χριστέ, τοὺς προπάτορας, κατατεθεὶς ἐν τάφῳ νεκρός, καὶ ζωὴν ἐξήνθησας, νεκροὺς ἀναστήσας, χειραγωγήσας φύσιν τὴν βροτείαν πρὸς φῶς, καὶ θείαν ἐνδύσας ἀφθαρσίαν· ὅθεν πηγήν σε, φωτὸς ἀειζώου μεγαλύνομεν.

By being placed as a corpse in a tomb, O Christ, you saved the Forefathers from the corruption of death, and you made life blossom by rising from the dead, leading mortal nature to the light and clothing it with divine incorruption. Therefore as source of ever-living light we magnify you. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ναὸς καὶ θρόνος ὤφθης τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐν ᾧ ᾤκησεν ὁ ἐν ὑψίστοις πέλων, τεχθεὶς ἀπειράνδρως Πάναγνε, σαρκὸς μὴ ἀνοίξας ὅλως σου πύλας· ὅθεν ταῖς ἀλήκτοις, σεμνὴ λιταῖς σου, τὰ φῦλα τῶν βαρβάρων, θᾶττον εἰς τέλος, τῷ Βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν καθυπόταξον.

You were revealed, All-pure, as Temple and throne of God, in which he who lives in the highest took his dwelling, born without man, and in no way opening the gates of your flesh. Therefore by your unceasing prayers, O Holy One, finally defeat the tribes of barbarians and subject them to our King. [EL]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Ὁσίου.

Canon for the Devout Man.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Λίθος ἀχειρότμητος.

Mode 4. N/M (A cornerstone.)

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὅλῃ τῇ Θεότητι Πάτερ, τῷ βαπτισμῷ σου συνετάξω, καὶ διατηρήσας ἀκραιφνῶς, τὸ τῆς εἰκόνος Μάκαρ ἀξίωμα, τρισσοφεγγεῖ λαμπρότητι, μετ' εὐφροσύνης προσεχώρησας.

O Father, you were united to the entire Godhead when you were baptized. You kept undefiled the dignity of the image, and you gladly departed to the splendor of triple brightness, O blessed Afxentios. [SD]

Ὅσιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νῦν οὐκ ἐν αἰνίγματι Πάτερ, οὐδ' ἐν ἐσόπτρῳ κατοπτεύεις, τὸν τῆς θεαρχίας φωτισμόν, πρὸς πρόσωπον δὲ πάνσοφε πρόσωπον, τῆς ὑπὲρ νοῦν λαμπρότητος, καὶ θεοπτίας ἀξιούμενος.

All-wise Father, you do not see the light of the Sovereign Godhead in an obscure saying nor in a mirror, but face to face, for you have been granted the vision of God and of His incomprehensible splendor. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς ἔχων πολλὴν παῤῥησίαν, πρὸς τὸν ἁπάντων Βασιλέα, Πάτερ λυτρωθῆναι δυσώπει, τοὺς τὴν σὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦντας πιστῶς, ἐκ πάσης περιστάσεως, ἵνα σε πάντες μακαρίζωμεν.

O Father, since you have great access to the King of all, implore Him that those who faithfully keep your memory be delivered from every calamity, so that we may all call you blest. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σειρὰς τῶν ἐμῶν νῦν πταισμάτων, λῦσον Παρθένε Θεοτόκε, ἡ τῆς εὐσπλαγχνίας τὴν πηγήν, τεκοῦσα μόνη Θεομακάριστε, καὶ θυμηδίας ἔμπλησον, ὅπως ἀξίως μεγαλύνω σε.

O Virgin Theotokos who alone gave birth to the source of compassion, release me from the chains of my offences. O most blessed one of God, fill my my heart with gladness, so that I may worthily magnify you. [SD]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 4.

Στίχ. Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου.

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

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ· ἰδού γάρ, ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί.

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

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγαλεῖα ὁ Δυνατός, καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, καί το ἔλεος αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεάν, καὶ γενεὰν τοῖς φοβουμένοις αὐτόν.

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]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐποίησε Κράτος ἐν βραχίονι αὐτοῦ, διεσκόρπισεν ὑπερηφάνους διανοίᾳ καρδίας αὐτῶν.

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

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Καθεῖλε δυνάστας ἀπὸ θρόνων, καὶ ὕψωσε ταπεινούς, πεινῶντας ἐνέπλησεν ἀγαθῶν, καὶ πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλε κενούς.

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]

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. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ, μνησθῆναι ἐλέους, καθὼς ἐλάλησε πρὸς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν, τῷ Ἀβραάμ, καὶ τῷ σπέρματι αὐτοῦ ἕως αἰῶνος.

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]

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. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἅπας γηγενής, σκιρτάτω τῷ πνεύματι λαμπαδουχούμενος, πανηγυριζέτω δέ, ἀΰλων Νόων φύσις γεραίρουσα, τὰ ἱερὰ θαυμάσια τῆς Θεομήτορος, καὶ βοάτω· Χαίροις παμμακάριστε, Θεοτόκε Ἁγνὴ ἀειπάρθενε.

All you born on earth, * with festival lamps in hand, in spirit leap for joy; * and all you the heavenly angelic orders, join in and celebrate; * and honoring the sacred wonders of the Mother of God, * sing the joyful salutation, "O rejoice, * Theotokos, all-blest, ever-virgin pure!" [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

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.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι σὲ αἰνοῦσι πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπουσι, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰωνων.

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.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

Holy is the Lord our God. (2) [SAAS]

Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ.

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet.

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Γʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Third Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ὅτι Χριστὸς ἐγήγερται, μή τις διαπιστείτω· ἐφάνη τῇ Μαρίᾳ γάρ, ἔπειτα καθωράθη, τοῖς εἰς ἀγρὸν ἀπιοῦσι, Μύσταις δὲ πάλιν ὤφθη, ἀνακειμένοις ἕνδεκα, οὕς βαπτίζειν ἐκπέμψας, εἰς Οὐρανούς· ὅθεν καταβέβηκεν ἀνελήφθη, ἐπικυρῶν τὸ κήρυγμα, πλήθεσι τῶν σημείων.

Let no one doubt and disbelieve * that Christ was resurrected. * For unto Mary He appeared; * Afterwards by those walking * in the field was He seen clearly. * To the eleven Mystics * reclining, He appeared again. * When He sent them to baptize, He did ascend * into heaven from which He had descended, * and with abundant miracles * He did confirm their preaching. [SD]

Τοῦ Ἁγίου.

For the Saint.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Αὐξήσει τῶν ἀγώνων σου, ἐπηύξησας τὰ τάλαντα, ἃ ἐπιστεύθης καὶ ταῦτα, τῷ σῷ προσῆξας Δεσπότῃ, καὶ τὸ Εὖ δοῦλε ἤκουσας, καὶ τὰ τούτου ἀκόλουθα, πρὸς ὃν ἀεὶ μνημόνευε, τῶν σὲ τιμώντων ἐκ πόθου, Αὐξέντιε θεοφόρε.

Increasing, as your name denotes, * the talents that were given you * by the increase of your labors, * you brought them back to your Master. * You heard from Him, "Well done, my good * and faithful servant," and the rest. * God-bearing Saint Afxentios, * to Him do ever remember * us who honor you with longing. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Καὶ σχετικῶς ἀσπάζομαι, καὶ πόθῳ τὴν προσκύνησιν, προσνέμω πίστει καὶ πόθῳ, τῇ παναχράντῳ καὶ θείᾳ, εἰκόνι σου Πανάμωμε, ἀφ' ἧς ψυχῶν ἐκβλύζουσι, καὶ τῶν σωμάτων Δέσποινα, ἰάματα τοῖς ὑμνοῦσι, σὲ Θεοτόκον κυρίως.

With longing and with faith and fear * I kiss and honor your divine * and all-immaculate image * with relative veneration, * all-blameless Lady; for we know * that cures of soul and body flow * from your icons abundantly * to us who are now extolling * you as the true Theotokos. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος γʹ.

Lauds. Mode 3.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

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]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

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

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν πάντα τὰ ἄστρα καὶ τὸ φῶς.

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

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου.

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

Ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν, αὐτὸς ἐνετείλατο, καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν.

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

Ἔστησεν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· πρόσταγμα ἔθετο, καὶ οὐ παρελεύσεται.

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

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, δράκοντες καὶ πᾶσαι ἄβυσσοι.

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

Πῦρ, χάλαζα, χιών, κρύσταλλος, πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, τὰ ποιοῦντα τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ.

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

Τὰ ὄρη καὶ πάντες οἱ βουνοί, ξύλα καρποφόρα καὶ πᾶσαι κέδροι.

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

Τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, ἑρπετὰ καὶ πετεινὰ πτερωτά.

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

Βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ πάντες λαοί, ἄρχοντες καὶ πάντες κριταὶ γῆς.

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

Νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων· αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι ὑψώθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ μόνου.

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

Ἡ ἐξομολόγησις αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ. καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας λαοῦ αὐτοῦ.

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

Ὕμνος πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ, λαῷ ἐγγίζοντι αὐτῷ.

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

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ὁσίων.

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

Εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Σιὼν ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν ἐπὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῶν.

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

Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐν χορῷ, ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ ψαλτηρίῳ ψαλάτωσαν αὐτῷ.

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

Ὅτι εὐδοκεῖ Κύριος ἐν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑψώσει πραεῖς ἐν σωτηρίᾳ.

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

Αἱ ὑψώσεις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν, καὶ ῥομφαῖαι δίστομοι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν.

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

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐκδίκησιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἐλεγμοὺς ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς.

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

Τοῦ δῆσαι τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν πέδαις καὶ τοὺς ἐνδόξους αὐτῶν ἐν χειροπέδαις σιδηραῖς.

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

   

   

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν αὐτοῖς κρῖμα ἔγγραπτον· δόξα αὕτη ἔσται πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ.

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

Δεῦτε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, γνῶτε τοῦ φρικτοῦ μυστηρίου τὴν δύναμιν· Χριστὸς γὰρ ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, ὁ ἐν ἀρχῇ Λόγος, ἐσταυρώθη δι' ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἑκὼν ἐτάφη, καὶ ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, τοῦ σῶσαι τὰ σύμπαντα. Αὐτὸν προσκυνήσωμεν.

O come, all you nations. Know the power of the awe-inspiring mystery. For Christ our Savior, the Logos who was in the beginning, voluntarily for us was crucified and buried, and He rose from the dead to save the universe. Let us worship Him. [SD]

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Θεὸν ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν στερεώματι τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ.

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

Διηγήσαντο πάντα τὰ θαυμάσια, οἱ φύλακές σου Κύριε, ἀλλὰ τὸ συνέδριον τῆς ματαιότητος, πληρῶσαν δώρων τὴν δεξιὰν αὐτῶν, κρύπτειν ἐνόμιζον τὴν ἀνάστασίν σου, ἣν ὁ κόσμος δοξάζει. Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Those who guarded You reported all the marvelous events, O Lord. However the Sanhedrin of futility filled their hands with gifts, thinking that in this way they could hide Your resurrection, which the world glorifies. Have mercy on us. [SD]

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ.

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

Χαρᾶς τὰ πάντα πεπλήρωται, τῆς Ἀναστάσεως τὴν πεῖραν εἰληφότα. Μαρία γὰρ ἡ Μαγδαληνή, ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμα ἦλθεν, εὗρεν Ἄγγελον ἐπὶ τὸν λίθον καθήμενον, τοῖς ἱματίοις ἐξαστράπτοντα καὶ λέγοντα· Τί ζητεῖτε τὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τῶν νεκρῶν, οὒκ ἔστιν ᾧδε, ἀλλ' ἐγήγερται, καθὼς εἶπε, προάγων ἐν τῇ Γαλιλαίᾳ.

The universe was filled with joy in the experience of Your resurrection. Mary Magdalene came unto the tomb and found an Angel sitting upon the stone. With his garments flashing like lightning, he said to her, "Why do you seek among the dead the One who is alive? He is not here, but has risen as He said, and is going before you to Galilee." [SD]

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ.

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

Ἐν τῷ φωτί σου Δέσποτα, ὀψόμεθα φῶς φιλάνθρωπε· ἀνέστης γὰρ ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, σωτηρίαν τῷ γένει τῶν ἀνθρώπων δωρούμενος, ἵνα σε πᾶσα κτίσις δοξολογῇ, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

In Your light we will see light, O Master who loves humanity; for You have risen from the dead, and You granted salvation to the human race, so that all creation may glorify You, only sinless One. Have mercy on us. [SD]

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῷ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνῳ.

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

Ὕμνον ἑωθινόν, αἱ Μυροφόροι Γυναῖκες, τὰ δάκρυα προσέφερον Κύριε· εὐωδίας γὰρ ἀρώματα κατέχουσαι, τὸ μνῆμά σου κατέλαβον, τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα, μυρίσαι σπουδάζουσαι, Ἄγγελος καθήμενος ἐπὶ τὸν λίθον, αὐταῖς εὐηγγελίσατο· Τί ζητεῖτε τὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τῶν νεκρῶν; τὸν θάνατον γὰρ πατήσας, ἀνέστη ὡς Θεός, παρέχων πᾶσι τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The myrrh-bearing women offered their tears as a morning hymn to You, O Lord; for in possession of sweet-smelling spices, they came to Your tomb intent on anointing Your immaculate body for burial. The Angel sitting on the stone announced to them the good tidings. "Why do you seek among the dead the One who lives? For as God He has trampled on death. He has risen, and granted unto all His great mercy." [SD]

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον.

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

Ἐξαστράπτων Ἄγγελος, ἐπὶ τὸ μνῆμά σου τὸ ζωοποιόν, ταῖς Μυροφόροις ἔλεγεν· Ἐκένωσε τοὺς τάφους ὁ Λυτρωτής, ἐσκύλευσε τὸν ᾅδην, καὶ ἀνέστη τριήμερος, ὡς μόνος Θεὸς καὶ παντοδύναμος.

Like lightning flashed the Angel sitting on Your life-giving sepulcher; and to the myrrh-bearing women he said, "The Redeemer has emptied the graves. He has despoiled Hades, and He resurrected on the third day as the only God and omnipotent." [SD]

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ὑψωθήτω ἡ χείρ σου, μὴ ἐπιλάθῃ τῶν πενήτων σου εἰς τέλος.

Arise, O Lord my God, let Your hand be lifted high, and do not forget Your poor to the end. [SAAS]

Εἰς τὸ μνῆμά σε ἐπεζήτησεν, ἐλθοῦσα τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων, Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ· μή εὑροῦσα δὲ ὠλοφύρετο, κλαυθμῷ βοῶσα· οἴμοι Σωτήρ μου, πῶς ἐκλάπης πάντων Βασιλεῦ; Ζεῦγος δὲ ζωηφόρων Ἀγγέλων, ἔνδοθεν τοῦ μνημείου ἐβόα· Τί κλαίεις ὧ Γύναι; Κλαίω φησίν, ὅτι ᾖραν τὸν Κύριόν μου τοῦ τάφου, καὶ οὐκ οἶδα ποῦ ἔθηκαν αὐτόν. Αὐτὴ δὲ στραφεῖσα ὀπίσω, ὡς κατεῖδέ σε, εὐθέως ἐβόα· ὁ Κύριός μου, καὶ ὁ Θεός μου, δόξα σοι.

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb seeking You. But not finding You, she lamented and cried out with weeping, "Alas, O my Savior! How were You stolen, O King of all?" Then did a pair of life-bearing Angels sitting inside the sepulcher cry out, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said, "I weep, for they have taken my Lord away from the tomb, and I do not know where they have laid Him." Then she turned around, and, having recognized You, straightaway she cried out, "My Lord and my God, glory to You." [SD]

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι, Κύριε, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου, διηγήσομαι πάντα τὰ θαυμάσιά σου.

I will give thanks to You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your wondrous things. [SAAS]

Ἑβραῖοι συνέκλεισαν, ἐν τῷ τάφῳ τὴν ζωήν, Λῃστὴς δὲ ἀνέῳξεν ἐν τῇ γλώσσῃ τὴν τρυφήν, κραυγάζων καὶ λέγων· ὁ μετ' ἐμοῦ δι' ἐμὲ σταυρωθείς, συνεκρέματό μοι ἐπὶ τοῦ ξύλου, καὶ ἐφαίνετό μοι ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου, τῷ Πατρὶ συγκαθήμενος· αὐτὸς γάρ ἐστι Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ ἔχων τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Whereas the Hebrews had enclosed Life itself in a tomb, the Robber has opened up Eden in a word. He cried out and uttered, "He who for me was with me crucified was along with me on a cross suspended, and appeared to me to be jointly seated with the Father upon the throne; for He is indeed Christ our God, and He possesses great mercy." [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Δόξα. Ἦχος γʹ.

Glory. Mode 3.

Τὸ Γʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Third Eothinon.

Τῆς Μαγδαληνῆς Μαρίας, τὴν τοῦ Σωτῆρος εὐαγγελιζομένης, ἐκ νεκρῶν Ἀνάστασιν καὶ ἐμφάνειαν, διαπιστοῦντες οἱ Μαθηταί, ὠνειδίζοντο τὸ τῆς καρδίας σκληρόν· ἀλλὰ τοῖς σημείοις καθοπλισθέντες καὶ θαύμασι, πρὸς τὸ κήρυγμα ἀπεστέλλοντο· καὶ σὺ μὲν Κύριε, πρὸς τὸν ἀρχίφωτον ἀνελήφθης Πατέρα, οἱ δὲ ἐκήρυττον πανταχοῦ τὸν λόγον, τοῖς θαύμασι πιστούμενοι. Διὸ οἱ φωτισθέντες δι' αὐτῶν δοξάζομέν σου, τὴν ἐκ νεκρῶν Ἀνάστασιν, φιλάνθρωπε Κύριε.

When Mary Magdalene announced the good news of the Savior's resurrection from the dead and His appearance, the Disciples would not believe. So they were upbraided for their hardness of heart. But once they were fully equipped with the signs and miracles, they were sent out to preach. So then You, O Lord, were taken up to Your Father, the Source of Light; and they went and preached the word everywhere, and were confirmed by the miracles. Therefore we, who have been enlightened by them, glorify Your resurrection from the dead, O Lord who loves humanity. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπερευλογημένη ὑπάρχεις, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· διὰ γὰρ τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθέντος, ὁ ᾅδης ἠχμαλώτισται, ὁ Ἀδὰμ ἀνακέκληται, ἡ κατάρα νενέκρωται, ἡ Εὔα ἠλευθέρωται, ὁ θάνατος τεθανάτωται, καὶ ἡμεις ἐζωοποιήθημεν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες βοῶμεν· Εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ οὕτως εὐδοκήσας δόξα σοι.

You are supremely blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For through Him who from you became incarnate was Hades taken prisoner, and Adam has been summoned back; the curse has been neutralized, and Eve has been liberated; death has been put to death, and we have been brought to life. Therefore extolling we cry out: O Christ our God, You are blessed, for so was Your good pleasure. Glory to You! [SD]

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

Δόξα σοι τῷ δείξαντι τὸ φῶς. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη, ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία.

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]

Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν.

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

Κύριε βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ· Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα.

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

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ αἴρων τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ κόσμου.

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.

Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

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

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν.

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

Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

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

Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν.

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

Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με, ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι.

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.

Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον. Δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου.

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

Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς, ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς.

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

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

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

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

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

Μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῆς Δοξολογίας λέγομεν Τροπάριον Ἀναστάσιμον.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Ἦχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Σήμερον σωτηρία τῷ κόσμῳ γέγονεν. ᾌσωμεν τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου καὶ ἀρχηγῷ τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν· καθελὼν γὰρ τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, τὸ νῖκος ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Today has salvation come to pass in the world. Let us sing to Him who resurrected from the tomb and is the Author of our life. For, destroying death by death, He gave us the victory and the great mercy. [SD]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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 τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

(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.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ Ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων 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.

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

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.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. (Amen.)

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

Make firm, Lord our God, the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Church and this city forever.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

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.

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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 τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

Again we pray for our brethren: the priests, the hieromonks, the hierodeacons, the monastics, and all our brotherhood in Christ.

(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.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ Ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων 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.

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

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.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

Blessed are You, Christ our God, always now and forever and to the ages of ages. (Amen.)

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

Make firm, Lord our God, the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Church and this city forever.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

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.

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. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

Lord, have mercy. (3) Father, bless!

Dismissal

Dismissal

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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 τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Αὐξεντίου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· 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, our devout Father Afxentios, whose memory we observe, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers..."

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers..."

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.)