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Octoechos - Mode 4.

On Sunday Morning

Triodion

Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee

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MATINS

CHOIR

Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Mode 4.

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world. [SD]

Glory. Repeat.

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

From Octoechos - - -

Mode 4.

O Theotokos, through you became manifest to us on earth the mystery, which was hid from eternity, and which the Angels themselves knew not: that God, uniting natures without confusion, becomes a man and accepts crucifixion for our salvation voluntarily. By virtue of this, resurrecting man whom He had first created, He saved our souls from death. [SD]

PRIEST

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(To You, O Lord.)

For Yours is the dominion, and Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Kathisma I.

From Octoechos - - -

Mode 4.

Looking up at the entrance to the sepulcher, and unable to endure the Angel's radiance, the myrrh-bearing women were trembling and said in astonishment: Has He been stolen, who to the Robber opened up Paradise? Has He arisen, who spoke of rising before even suffering? He is truly risen as Christ our God, granting those in Hades life and resurrection. [SD]

Glory.

Joseph marveled.

By Your voluntary will, O Savior, You endured the Cross, * and by mortal men were You into a new tomb interred, * who by a word had created the entire world. * Therefore being bound was the enemy Death * plundered of his spoils catastrophically. * And those in Hades all together cried aloud at Your life-bearing resurrection: * The Christ is risen, the Life-bestower, * and He abides forever. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Automelon.

Joseph marveled as he saw that which transcended nature's bounds; * then he brought to mind the dew that had fallen on the fleece, * at your conception without seed, O Theotokos, * the bush that had remained unconsumed in fire, * Aaron's rod of old that had blossomed forth. * As your betrothed and guardian he witnessed * before the priests and he cried aloud: * "The Virgin gives birth, and after childbirth * still she remains a Virgin." [SD]

From Octoechos - - -

Kathisma II.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

O Savior, immortal as You are, from Hades You rose, * by virtue of Your own resurrection raising Your world * together, O Christ our God. * Mightily You have broken death's dominion, O Master. * You as the Lord of mercy showed to all the resurrection. * We therefore glorify You who alone love humanity. [SD]

Glory.

Joseph marveled.

From exalted heights above descended Gabriel and came, * and he sat upon the rock wherein the Rock of life had lain. * Arrayed in white, he cried out to the weeping women: * "Cease now from your mourning and cries of lament, * you women who are always moved to sympathy. * Take courage; for truly risen * is He for whom you weep and are seeking. * And therefore, cry out to the Apostles, * 'The Lord has truly risen.'" [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Joseph marveled.

O pure Maiden, all the hosts of holy angels were amazed * at the awesome mystery of your pregnancy and birth, * how He whose simple command holds all things together * is held in your embrace as a mortal babe, * the pre-eternal Word accepts an origin, * and He is nursed who nourishes the whole world * in His ineffable kindness. * And they extol you and glorify you * who are truly God's Mother. [SD]

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Mode pl. 1.

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

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]

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

"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]

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

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]

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

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]

Glory.

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]

Both now.

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]

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

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Hypakoe. Mode 4.

The women bearing myrrh hurried to declare the matter of Your paradoxal rising to Your Apostles, O Christ, that as God You arose, granting the world great mercy. [SD]

CHOIR

Anavathmoi.

Antiphon I. Mode 4.

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

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

Glory. Both now.

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

Antiphon II.

I cried to You, O Lord, from the depth of my soul with fervor. Let Your divine ears be responsive to me. [SD]

Whosoever has acquired hope in the Lord is superior to all whatsoever might grieve him. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

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

Antiphon III.

Let my heart be lifted up unto You, O Logos; and none of the world's delights will entice me to be earthly-minded. [SD]

Whereas one has filial affection for his mother, for the Lord we ought to have a love even more fervent. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit is the wealth of knowledge of God, contemplation and wisdom. For in Him the Logos discloses all the dogmas of the Father. [SD]

Prokeimenon.

Arise, O Lord; help us, and redeem us, because of the glory of Your name. (2)

Verse: O God, we heard with our ears.

Arise, O Lord; help us, and redeem us, because of the glory of Your name. [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

PRIEST

For you are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

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

DEACON

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

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

DEACON

Let us be attentive.

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

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 4

Luke. 24:1-12

On the first day of the week at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking spices, which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered His words and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the Apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened. [RSV]

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

READER

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]

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Idiomela from the Triodion.

Glory. Mode pl. 4.

Open to me the gates of repentance, O Giver of Life, for early in the morning my spirit hastens to Your holy temple, bringing the temple of my body all defiled. But as one compassionate, cleanse me, I pray, by Your loving-kindness and mercy. [SD]

Both now. Same Mode.

Guide me in the paths of salvation, O Theotokos, for I have befouled my soul with shameful sins and I heedlessly squandered all of my life's resources. By your intercession deliver me from every uncleanness. [SD]

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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

When I ponder in my wretchedness on the many terrible things that I have done, I tremble for that fearful day, the Day of Judgment. But trusting in the mercy of Your compassion, like David I cry to You, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy." [SD]

DEACON

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, 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, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

The Canon

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode i. Mode 4. Heirmos.

The people of Israel in ancient times traversed the Red Sea on foot, * and yet they kept their feet from getting wet. * And when Moses uplifted his arms * in cruciform, they drove away * Amalek's forces in the wilderness. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You were lifted up, setting aright our fall by the immaculate tree of the Cross and healing the total destruction wrought by a tree, O Master, as you are loving and all powerful. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

With your body, O Christ, you were in the tomb, with your soul in Hades as God, in Paradise with the Thief, on the throne with Father and the Spirit, filling all things, yet yourself uncircumscribed. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Without seed you conceived the Son of God by the Father's will from the divine Spirit, and you bore in the flesh the One who from his Father is without mother and for our sake from you without father. [EL]

Ode 1: Triodion: Canon-1

Canon from the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (The host of Israel.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Through parables leading all mankind ⁄ to seek amendment of life, ⁄ Christ raises up the Publican from his abasement ⁄ and humbles the Pharisee in his pride. [OCA]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

We see the exalted honor that comes through humility, ⁄ and the grievous fall that comes through pride. ⁄ Let us, then, emulate the good actions of the Publican ⁄ and hate the evil sin of the Pharisee! [OCA]

Glory.

Every good deed is made of no effect through foolish pride, ⁄ while every evil is cleansed by humility. ⁄ In faith let us embrace humility ⁄ and utterly abhor the ways of vainglory. [OCA]

Both now. Theotokion.

I dedicate my understanding and my counsel to you, Lady, ⁄ my expectation, my body, soul and spirit. ⁄ Deliver and save me from dangerous adversaries and temptations, ⁄ and from every threat that lies before me! [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode pl. 2.

The host of Israel traversed the sea on foot, * as if walking over land; * and as they beheld therein * the pursuer Pharaoh drown, they cried, * "Let us sing to God a canticle of victory." [SD]

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode iii. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Your Church, O Christ, rejoices in you and cries: You, Lord, are my strength, my refuge and my firmament. [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The Tree of life, the true and spiritual Vine, is hanging on a Cross and pours out for all the elixir of immortality. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

As great, as fearful, as he who destroyed the insolence of Hell and as God incorruptible he has now risen in the body. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You alone have become the cause of blessings beyond nature for those on earth, Mother of God; and so we bring to you our 'Hail'. [EL]

Ode 3: Triodion: Canon-1

Canon from the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (O Lord my God.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The humble is lifted up on high ⁄ from the dung-hill of the passions, ⁄ while the proudhearted suffers a great: fall from the height of the virtues. ⁄ Let us flee from his evil ways. [OCA]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Vainglory disperses the treasures of righteousness, ⁄ but humility scatters the multitude of passions. ⁄ Then grant that we may seek humility, O Savior, ⁄ and bestow on us the portion of the Publican. [OCA]

Glory.

As the Publican, let us beat our breasts, ⁄ crying out in compunction: ⁄ O God, be merciful to us sinners, ⁄ that like him, we may receive forgiveness. [OCA]

Both now.

I have set my trust in you, my only refuge: ⁄ Do not let me fall away from my good hope, ⁄ but grant me your protection, pure Virgin, ⁄ and deliver me from every assault by my enemies! [OCA]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode pl. 2.

O Lord my God, there is no one * that is holy as You are, * who exalted the horn of those who are faithful to You, * O good One; and on the rock * of Your confession You established them. [SD]

Ode 3: Short Litany

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

For 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.

(Amen.)

Secondary Kontakion

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Savior and Deliverer is He who raised up from the tomb and from the bonds those born on earth, for He is God; and He destroyed Hades' bars and gates, and on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [SD]

Oikos.

To Him who from the dead arose, Christ the Life-Giver, on the third day from the tomb; who crushed the gates of death today by the power which is His; who slew Hades and ground away the sting of death, and rescued Adam and Eve: to Him let us all, born on earth, now sing, earnestly shouting our grateful praise. For He, alone our mighty God, on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [GKD]

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

CHOIR

Kathisma.

From Triodion - - -

Mode 4. N/M (Come quickly.)

Overcome with shame and sorrow at his evil deeds, ⁄ humility exalted the Publican: ⁄ he cried out to the Creator: Be merciful! ⁄ But the unhappy Pharisee who spoke in pride ⁄ was brought down from righteousness by his exaltation! ⁄ Therefore let us earnestly desire what is good, ⁄⁄ and avoid all that is evil. [OCA]

Glory. Another.

Mode 4. N/M (Come quickly.)

In days of old, humility exalted the Publican, ⁄ who cried out, lamenting: Be merciful! And was justified. ⁄ Let us all follow his example, ⁄ for we have fallen to the depths of evil. ⁄ Let us cry to the Savior from the depths of our hearts: ⁄ We have sinned; be merciful, ⁄⁄ as the only Lover of mankind!

Both now. Theotokion.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Be swift to accept our fervent prayers, O Lady and Queen, * and take them, all-blameless Maiden, and present them for us * before your own Son and God. * Rescue from every trouble * those who run to your shelter. * Frustrate the machinations and humble the boldness * of the godless who against your servants have taken arms. [SD]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode iv. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Seeing you, the Sun of righteousness, raised upon the Cross, the Church stands in order and fittingly cries out: Glory to your power, O Lord! [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You ascended the Cross to cure my passions by the Passion of your immaculate flesh, which you willingly assumed; and so we cry to you: Glory to your power, O Lord. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Death when it had tasted your sinless and life-giving body, Master, was rightly slain; but we cry out to you: Glory to your power, O Lord. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Without knowing wedlock you bore a child, O Virgin, and after childbirth you remained still a virgin; therefore with never silent voices, Sovereign Lady, we cry to you with unwavering faith, 'Hail!' [EL]

Ode 4: Triodion: Canon-1

Canon from the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (O Christ, my strength.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The Word humbled Himself to the form of a servant, ⁄ showing that humility is the path to exaltation. ⁄ Every man, then, who humbles himself after the Lord's example, ⁄ is exalted on high. [OCA]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The Pharisee fell, exalted in his righteousness, ⁄ while the Publican was abased, defiled by many sins; ⁄ yet against all expectation, he was exalted, ⁄ and so was justified. [OCA]

Glory.

Though he was rich in virtues, ⁄ foolish pride brought the Pharisee to poverty, ⁄ but in his great need the Publican was justified through humility. ⁄ Let us also gain this humility. [OCA]

Both now.

You have borne the Light unapproachable, Virgin; ⁄ disperse the darkness of my soul with your light-giving radiance: ⁄ Take me by the hand, ⁄ and guide my life to the paths of salvation! [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode pl. 2.

O Christ, my strength are You, * my God and Lord are You, * the divine congregation, aptly for God, * sings in chorus crying out to Him in purity of mind, * as she celebrates the feast in the Lord. [SD]

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode v. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

You, Lord, my light, came into the world, a holy light turning from the darkness of ignorance those who sing your praise in faith. [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You came down to earth in your compassion, Lord; you raised up fallen human nature when you were hung upon a Tree. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You have took away the accusation of my faults, O Christ; you abolished the pains of death, O Merciful, by your Resurrection. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You we thrust forward as an unbreakable weapon against foes; we have gained you as anchor and hope of our salvation, O Bride of God. [EL]

Ode 5: Triodion: Canon-1

Canon from the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (With Your divine light.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Let us hasten to follow the Pharisee in his virtues ⁄ and to emulate the Publican in his humility. ⁄ Let us hate what is wrong in each of them: ⁄ foolish pride and the defilement of transgressions. [OCA]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The righteousness of the Pharisee proved to be vanity, ⁄ and was condemned, for it was yoked to pride; ⁄ but the Publican gained humility, ⁄ which goes with the virtue exalting men on high. [OCA]

Glory.

The Pharisee thought to drive swiftly ⁄ in the chariot of the virtues; ⁄ but the Publican on foot outran him, ⁄ for he yoked humility with compassion. [OCA]

Both now.

Give a staff of strength, loving Virgin, ⁄ to all of us who run to you for refuge: ⁄ Give us victory in the midst of all our enemies, ⁄ and deliver us from all harm. [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode pl. 2.

With Your divine light, O good One, shine * on the souls of those who longingly rise to You early, I supplicate, * so that they may know You the very God, Word of God, * who call them to return from the gloom offences bring. [SD]

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode vi. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

I will sacrifice to you with a voice of praise, O Lord, the Church cries to you, cleansed from the gore of demons by the Blood which flowed through pity from your side. [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Girded with power you ascended the Cross and came to grips with the tyrant, and as God hurled him from on high; but Adam you raised up with your invincible hand. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You rose from the tomb, O Christ, in dazzling beauty, scattered every foe by your divine power, and as God filled all things with gladness. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

O wonder, newer than every wonder; for a Virgin, without knowing man, conceived in her womb the One who encompasses all things but did not restrict him. [EL]

Ode 6: Triodion: Canon-1

Canon from the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (Perceiving the open sea.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The Publican and Pharisee both ran in the race of life, ⁄ but the one was overcome by foolish pride: ⁄ He was brought to a shameful shipwreck, ⁄ while the other was saved by humility. [OCA]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Changing to a righteous course of life, ⁄ let us emulate the wisdom of the Publican: ⁄ Let us run from the hateful conceit of the Pharisee, ⁄ so letting ourselves attain to life. [OCA]

Glory.

Let us eagerly follow the ways of Jesus the Savior, ⁄ and His humility, ⁄ in our desire to attain the eternal dwelling of joy, ⁄ and to find rest in the land of the living. [OCA]

Both now.

I was created naked in innocence and simplicity; ⁄ then the enemy clothed me with the garment of sin and passionate flesh. ⁄ But now I am saved, Maiden, through your intercession. [OCA]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode pl. 2.

Perceiving the open sea of temporal life to rise, * and billow with the surging waves * of temptations, and fleeing for refuge in Your calm port, I cry to You: * Raise my life from corruption, O most merciful Lord. [SD]

Ode 6: Short Litany

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

For 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.

(Amen.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

From Triodion - - -

READER

Kontakion.

Mode 3. On this day.

Sinners, let us fall before * the Lord and Master in prayer, * and as once the Publican * let us present Him our sighing. * He desires that all humanity gain salvation. * And to all who are repentant He grants forgiveness. * He became a man for our sake, * though with the Father without beginning as God. [SD]

Oikos.

Brethren, let us all garb ourselves in lowliness, and with laments and sighs strike at our conscience, that at the judgment then, which is in perpetuity, we shall be viewed guiltless, attaining our impunity. For there we have true mitigation; to see it, let us make supplication. For there is pain and sorrow's unseating, gone the deep sighs, there in wondrous Eden, of which Christ was fashioner, He being with the Father without beginning as God. [GKD]

Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On February 21 we commemorate our devout father Timothy of Symbola.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the Saints Eustathios, Patriarch of Antioch the Great.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the Saints George, Bishop of Amastris.

On this day our father among the Saints John Scholasticos, Patriarch of Constantinople, reposed in peace.

On this day St. Zachariah, Patriarch of Jerusalem, reposed in peace.

From the Triodion.

On this day, we remember the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee from the holy Gospel of the Evangelist Luke (18:10-14).

Verses

Pharisaical man, stay away from the Temple,

for Christ is therein, where He accepts the humble.

For the Triodion

O Creator of all in earth and in heaven,

As You receive the thrice-holy hymn from the Angels,

So also accept the Triodion from us humans.

By the intercessions of all Your Saints, who have done great things, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode vii. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

The Children of Abraham in the Persian furnace, fired by love for true religion rather than by the flame, cried out: Blessed are you, O Lord, in the temple of your glory. [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Washed in the divine Blood of Christ, humanity has been called back to incorruption, as it sings with thanksgiving: Blessed are you, O Lord, in the temple of your glory. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Your tomb, the source of our resurrection, has been revealed, O Christ, as bearer of life, lovelier than Paradise, and brighter than any kingly bridal chamber. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Sanctified and divine dwelling of the Most High, hail! For through you, Mother of God, joy has been given to those who cry: Blessed are you among women, all-blameless Lady. [EL]

Ode 7: Triodion: Canon-1

Canon from the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (Once the Angel.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Exalted by the works of justification and great boasting, ⁄ the Pharisee was deeply entangled in the nets of pride; ⁄ but the Publican was lifted on the rising wing of humility ⁄ and thus he drew near to God. [OCA]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The Publican used humility as a ladder ⁄ and was raised to the height of heaven; ⁄ but the wretched Pharisee was lifted by pride onto rotten emptiness, ⁄ and fell into the trap of hell. [OCA]

Glory.

The crafty enemy lies in wait for the righteous, ⁄ despoiling them through pride, ⁄ while binding sinners fast with the ropes of despair, ⁄ but let us emulate the Publican, ⁄ and with haste, escape both these evils! [OCA]

Both now.

You are the beauty of Jacob, holy Virgin; ⁄ the divine ladder he saw in days of old, stretching from earth to heaven, ⁄ for you bring down the Incarnate God from on high, ⁄ and bring mortal men up to heaven. [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode pl. 2.

Once the Angel caused the fiery furnace to emit * dew to refresh the three holy youths. * The Chaldeans were by command of God completely burnt. * And therefore the tyrant was convinced * to cry aloud, "O God of our fathers, blessed are You." [SD]

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode viii. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Stretching out his hands Daniel closed the jaws of the lions in the den; while the Youths, lovers of true religion, girded with virtue, quenched the power of the fire as they cried: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Stretching out your hands on the Cross, you gathered in all the nations, and revealed one Church, Master, which sings your praise, for those on earth and those in heaven who sing in harmony: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

An Angel white as snow, blazing with the unapproachable light of the Resurrection, appeared to the women and cried out: Why do you seek the living as a mortal in the tomb: Christ has truly risen. To him let us cry: All you works, praise the Lord. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You alone in all generations, immaculate Virgin, were revealed as Mother of God; you became the lodging of the Godhead, O all-blameless, and were not burned by the fire of the unapproachable light; therefore we all bless you, Mary, Bride of God. [EL]

Ode 8: Triodion: Canon-1

Canon from the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (You made dew gush.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

The Publican groaned aloud, and was saved, ⁄ for he found the Lord merciful to him in his humility, ⁄ but the Pharisee fell from righteousness ⁄ by his evil boasting. [OCA]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Faithful, let us avoid the pride of the Pharisee: ⁄ Let us not say: We are pure! as he did; ⁄ but let us rightly follow the Publican in his humble thoughts ⁄ which gained for him God's mercy. [OCA]

Glory.

Faithful, let us speak the words of the Publican in the holy temple: ⁄ God, be merciful to me! ⁄ That with him we may obtain forgiveness ⁄ and be delivered from the evil boasting of the Pharisee. [OCA]

Both now.

I offer you, pure and blameless Virgin, ⁄ as my intercessor and mediator with Him whom you bore, ⁄ for I have no other help but you! ⁄ Set me free from all tribulation. [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode pl. 2.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

You made dew gush from fire for the devout young men, * and with water You burned up the just one's sacrifice. * You accomplish all, O Christ, * simply by willing it. * Unto all the ages supremely we exalt You. [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Savior and Deliverer is He who raised up from the tomb and from the bonds those born on earth, for He is God; and He destroyed Hades' bars and gates, and on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [SD]

Oikos.

To Him who from the dead arose, Christ the Life-Giver, on the third day from the tomb; who crushed the gates of death today by the power which is His; who slew Hades and ground away the sting of death, and rescued Adam and Eve: to Him let us all, born on earth, now sing, earnestly shouting our grateful praise. For He, alone our mighty God, on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [GKD]

Kontakion of the Feast.

From Triodion - - -

Mode 3. On this day.

Sinners, let us fall before * the Lord and Master in prayer, * and as once the Publican * let us present Him our sighing. * He desires that all humanity gain salvation. * And to all who are repentant He grants forgiveness. * He became a man for our sake, * though with the Father without beginning as God. [SD]

Oikos.

Brethren, let us all garb ourselves in lowliness, and with laments and sighs strike at our conscience, that at the judgment then, which is in perpetuity, we shall be viewed guiltless, attaining our impunity. For there we have true mitigation; to see it, let us make supplication. For there is pain and sorrow's unseating, gone the deep sighs, there in wondrous Eden, of which Christ was fashioner, He being with the Father without beginning as God. [GKD]

Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On February 21 we commemorate our devout father Timothy of Symbola.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the Saints Eustathios, Patriarch of Antioch the Great.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the Saints George, Bishop of Amastris.

On this day our father among the Saints John Scholasticos, Patriarch of Constantinople, reposed in peace.

On this day St. Zachariah, Patriarch of Jerusalem, reposed in peace.

From the Triodion.

On this day, we remember the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee from the holy Gospel of the Evangelist Luke (18:10-14).

Verses

Pharisaical man, stay away from the Temple,

for Christ is therein, where He accepts the humble.

For the Triodion

O Creator of all in earth and in heaven,

As You receive the thrice-holy hymn from the Angels,

So also accept the Triodion from us humans.

By the intercessions of all Your Saints, who have done great things, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

CHOIR

Katavasias of Triodion Sunday 1 and 4

Ode i. Mode pl. 2.

The host of Israel traversed the sea on foot, * as if walking over land; * and as they beheld therein * the pursuer Pharaoh drown, they cried, * "Let us sing to God a canticle of victory." [SD]

Ode iii.

O Lord my God, there is no one * that is holy as You are, * who exalted the horn of those who are faithful to You, * O good One; and on the rock * of Your confession You established them. [SD]

Ode iv.

O Christ, my strength are You, * my God and Lord are You, * the divine congregation, aptly for God, * sings in chorus crying out to Him in purity of mind, * as she celebrates the feast in the Lord. [SD]

Ode v.

With Your divine light, O good One, shine * on the souls of those who longingly rise to You early, I supplicate, * so that they may know You the very God, Word of God, * who call them to return from the gloom offences bring. [SD]

Ode vi.

Perceiving the open sea of temporal life to rise, * and billow with the surging waves * of temptations, and fleeing for refuge in Your calm port, I cry to You: * Raise my life from corruption, O most merciful Lord. [SD]

Ode vii.

Once the Angel caused the fiery furnace to emit * dew to refresh the three holy youths. * The Chaldeans were by command of God completely burnt. * And therefore the tyrant was convinced * to cry aloud, "O God of our fathers, blessed are You." [SD]

Ode viii.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

You made dew gush from fire for the devout young men, * and with water You burned up the just one's sacrifice. * You accomplish all, O Christ, * simply by willing it. * Unto all the ages supremely we exalt You. [SD]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

PRIEST

For you are holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

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

DEACON

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

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

DEACON

Let us be attentive.

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

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 4

Luke. 24:1-12

On the first day of the week at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking spices, which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." And they remembered His words and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told this to the Apostles; but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home wondering at what had happened. [RSV]

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

READER

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]

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Idiomela from the Triodion.

Glory. Mode pl. 4.

Open to me the gates of repentance, O Giver of Life, for early in the morning my spirit hastens to Your holy temple, bringing the temple of my body all defiled. But as one compassionate, cleanse me, I pray, by Your loving-kindness and mercy. [SD]

Both now. Same Mode.

Guide me in the paths of salvation, O Theotokos, for I have befouled my soul with shameful sins and I heedlessly squandered all of my life's resources. By your intercession deliver me from every uncleanness. [SD]

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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

When I ponder in my wretchedness on the many terrible things that I have done, I tremble for that fearful day, the Day of Judgment. But trusting in the mercy of Your compassion, like David I cry to You, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy." [SD]

DEACON

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, 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, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

DEACON

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

CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ode ix.

The Magnificat. Mode 4.

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode ix. Mode 4. Heirmos.

A cornerstone was cut out without hands * from a never-quarried mountain, * which prefigured you, holy Virgin. * The stone is Christ, who joined the disparate natures. * As we rejoice because of this, O Theotokos, we magnify you. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The whole of you assumed the whole of me in a conjunction without confusion, giving the whole of salvation, O my God, through your suffering; which you underwent in the body on the Cross though your great compassion. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

When your Disciples saw your opened tomb and the grave clothes, that had held God, lying emptied by your Resurrection, they said with the Angel: The Lord has risen indeed. [EL]

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

For the Trinity.

All we believers worship a Unity of divine being, but a Trinity of persons, in persons without confusion it is equal in might and identical in honour, which we reverence and magnify. [EL]

Ode 9: Triodion: Canon-1

Canon from the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 2. N/M (For man to see God.)

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Christ has set before us the abasement of the Publican ⁄ as a path to exaltation and a pattern of salvation: ⁄ Let us follow his example and reject disdainful pride, ⁄ and gain God's mercy through our humility. [OCA]

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Let us cast foolish pride from our souls, ⁄ learning to think with truth and humility; ⁄ let us not try to justify ourselves, but to hate pride's delusion, ⁄ and so with the Publican, obtain God's mercy. [OCA]

Glory.

As the Publican, let us offer the Creator prayers for mercy. ⁄ Let us avoid the ungrateful prayers of the Pharisee ⁄ and the boasting words with which he judged his neighbor, ⁄ that we may gain God's mercy and enlightenment. [OCA]

Both now.

We honor you, all-pure Virgin, and magnify your child-bearing! ⁄ Grant us to praise, bless, and glorify you worthily, ⁄ for you alone are blessed. ⁄ You are the boast of Christians, and an acceptable intercessor before God! [OCA]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ode ix.

The Magnificat. Mode pl. 2.

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode pl. 2.

For man to see God it is impossible, * for even the angelic armies dare not to gaze on Him. * But through you, O all-pure Maid, the Logos appeared incarnate unto mortals.* Him do we magnify, * and together with the hosts of heaven we pronounce you blest. [SD]

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Mode 2.

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

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

For He is holy.

From Octoechos - - -

Exaposteilarion.

The Fourth Eothinon.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Let us with virtues dazzling bright * envision two men standing * in the life-bearing sepulcher * wearing dazzling apparel * beside the myrrh-bearing women * who bow their faces to the earth. * Let us be taught the rising of * Him who rules over heaven. And let us run * unto life within the tomb, joining Peter. * Marveling at what has occurred, * let us abide to see Christ. [SD]

Exaposteilarion. From the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Let us all flee the Pharisee's * abusive ostentation, * and rather learn the Publican's * excellent self-abasement, * so that we too be exalted,* crying to God like he did, * Be gracious to Your servants, Lord * voluntarily born of a Virgin Maid, * Christ our Savior who endured crucifixion, * and with yourself raised up Your world, * by Your divine dominion. [SD]

Theotokion.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

The God of all the universe * and Maker of creation * assumed our mortal human flesh * from your unsullied womb, O all-laudable Theotokos, * and my corrupted nature * He made completely new again. * After His birth He left you as you had been * before giving birth to Him. Hence we cry out * with faith extolling you, Rejoice, * the universe's glory. [SD]

Lauds. Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Stichera.

Mode 4.

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

You endured crucifixion and death, O Lord, and resurrected from the dead. O Almighty One, we glorify Your resurrection. [SD]

Mode 4.

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

O Christ, by means of Your Cross, You have set us free from the ancient curse; and by means of Your death, You have neutralized the devil who tyrannized our nature; and by Your rising, You filled all things with joy. Therefore we shout to You, who rose from the dead, "Glory to You, O Lord." [SD]

Mode 4.

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

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, direct us to Your truth, O Christ our Savior; and deliver us from the snares of the foe. You who rose from the dead, raise us who are fallen because of sin, extending Your hand, O Lord who loves humanity, at the intercession of Your holy ones. [SD]

Mode 4.

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

Only-begotten Logos of God, while departing not from the Father's bosom, You came to earth for love of humanity, immutably becoming human; and You physically endured the Cross and death, although impassible in divinity. Having risen from the dead, You granted the human race immortality, as the only almighty One. [SD]

From the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

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

Brethren, let us not offer prayer as did the Pharisee, for he who exalts himself will be brought to humility. Let us humble ourselves in the presence of God, as did the Publican, and through fasting cry to Him, "God, be merciful to us sinners." [GKD]

Idiomelon. Mode 1.

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

A Pharisee, by self-esteem dominated, and a Publican, in repentance prostrated, both approached You the only Master. But the one, after boasting, was deprived of the blessings, while the other, not speaking, was counted worthy of Your gifts. Confirm me in such sighs as these, Christ God, since You love humanity. [GKD]

Idiomelon. Mode 3.

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

Recognizing the difference between the Publican and the Pharisee, O my soul, hate the prideful voice of the one, yet emulate the contrite prayer of the other, and cry out, "O God, be gracious to me, who have sinned, and have mercy on me." [GKD]

Idiomelon. Mode 3.

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

Loathing the vaunting voice of the Pharisee, yet emulating the compunctious prayer of the Publican, let us not be haughty, O faithful, but rather humbling ourselves, with compunction let us cry, "O God, have mercy and forgive our sins." [GKD]

Glory. From the Triodion.

From Triodion - - -

Mode pl. 4.

The Pharisee, who justified himself by boasting about his works, O Lord, You condemned; but You justified the Publican who was modest, and who with sighs prayed for expiation. For You do not accept boastful thoughts, but hearts that are contrite You do not despise. Therefore we, too, in humility fall down before You, who suffered for us. Grant us absolution and great mercy. [GKD]

From Octoechos - - -

Both now. Theotokion.

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]

Great Doxology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

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

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

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

DEACON

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

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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.

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

For 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.

(Amen.)

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

DEACON

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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.

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Wisdom.

(Father, bless!)

PRIEST

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

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

READER

Amen.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify.

Litanies and Dismissal

DEACON

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

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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.

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

For 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.

(Amen.)

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

DEACON

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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.

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Wisdom.

(Father, bless!)

PRIEST

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

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

READER

Amen.

Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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

Dismissal

PRIEST

May He Who rose from the dead, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

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

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us [and save us].

(Amen.)