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Menaion - March 25

Ὁ Εὐαγγελισμὸς τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου

Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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.

Ἀπολυτίκιον τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Σήμερον τῆς σωτηρίας ἡμῶν τὸ κεφάλαιον, καὶ τοῦ ἀπ' αἰῶνος μυστηρίου ἡ φανέρωσις· ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, Υἱὸς τῆς Παρθένου γίνεται, καὶ Γαβριὴλ τὴν χάριν εὐαγγελίζεται. Διὸ καὶ ἡμεῖς σὺν αὐτῷ τῇ Θεοτόκῳ βοήσωμεν· Χαῖρε Κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ. (ἐκ γʹ)

Today is the summary of our salvation, and the revelation of the age-old mystery. For the Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin, and Gabriel announces the good news of grace. Therefore, let us join him, and cry aloud to the Theotokos: "Rejoice, Maiden full of grace! The Lord is with you." (3) [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 13. Μεθ' ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 13. It would be followed by the short litany.

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.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ὁ μέγας Στρατηγός, τῶν ἀΰλων ταγμάτων, εἰς πόλιν Ναζαρέτ, ἐπιστὰς Βασιλέα, μηνύει σοι Ἄχραντε, τῶν αἰώνων καὶ Κύριον· Χαῖρε, λέγων σοι, Εὐλογημένη Μαρία, ἀκατάληπτον, καὶ ἀνερμήνευτον θαῦμα, βροτῶν ἡ ἀνάκλησις.

The great commanding Chief of the bodiless powers * in Nazareth appears and announces the coming * to you, O Immaculate, of the King of the ages and Lord, * saying unto you, "Rejoice, O all-blessed Mary, * incomprehensible and inexplicable wonder, * the restoration of humanity." [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ὁ μέγας Στρατηγός, τῶν ἀΰλων ταγμάτων, εἰς πόλιν Ναζαρέτ, ἐπιστὰς Βασιλέα, μηνύει σοι Ἄχραντε, τῶν αἰώνων καὶ Κύριον· Χαῖρε, λέγων σοι, Εὐλογημένη Μαρία, ἀκατάληπτον, καὶ ἀνερμήνευτον θαῦμα, βροτῶν ἡ ἀνάκλησις.

The great commanding Chief of the bodiless powers * in Nazareth appears and announces the coming * to you, O Immaculate, of the King of the ages and Lord, * saying unto you, "Rejoice, O all-blessed Mary, * incomprehensible and inexplicable wonder, * the restoration of humanity." [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 14. Μεθ' ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 14. It would be followed by the short litany.

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.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἀγαθὸς 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, O God, are good and love mankind, and to You we offer glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Σήμερον ἅπασα κτίσις ἀγάλλεται, ὅτι τὸ χαῖρέ σοι φωνεῖ Ἀρχάγγελος, εὐλογημένη σὺ Σεμνή, καὶ Ἄχραντε πανάμωμε. Σήμερον τοῦ ὄφεως, ἀμαυροῦται τὸ φρύαγμα· ἀρᾶς γὰρ διαλέλυται, τοῦ Προπάτορος σύνδεσμος. Διὸ καὶ κατὰ πάντα βοῶμέν σοι· Χαῖρε ἡ Κεχαριτωμένη.

Today creation all exults with greatest joy, * for the Archangel came and said to you, "Rejoice! * Blessed are you, all-blameless Maid, and undefiled and dignified." * And today the insolence * of the serpent is mortified. * The fetters of the curse once laid * on our forefather now are loosed. * And so with all the world we cry out to you: * Rejoice, O Maiden full of grace. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Σήμερον ἅπασα κτίσις ἀγάλλεται, ὅτι τὸ χαῖρέ σοι φωνεῖ Ἀρχάγγελος, εὐλογημένη σὺ Σεμνή, καὶ Ἄχραντε πανάμωμε. Σήμερον τοῦ ὄφεως, ἀμαυροῦται τὸ φρύαγμα· ἀρᾶς γὰρ διαλέλυται, τοῦ Προπάτορος σύνδεσμος. Διὸ καὶ κατὰ πάντα βοῶμέν σοι· Χαῖρε ἡ Κεχαριτωμένη.

Today creation all exults with greatest joy, * for the Archangel came and said to you, "Rejoice! * Blessed are you, all-blameless Maid, and undefiled and dignified." * And today the insolence * of the serpent is mortified. * The fetters of the curse once laid * on our forefather now are loosed. * And so with all the world we cry out to you: * Rejoice, O Maiden full of grace. [SD]

Ὁ Πολυέλεος.

The Polyeleos.

Ψαλμὸς ΡΛΔʹ (134).

Psalm 134 (135).

Ψαλμὸς ΡΛΕʹ (135).

Psalm 135 (136).

Ἐκλογὴ

Selected Psalm Verses

Ἐκλογὴ εἰς τὸν Εὐαγγελισμὸν τῆς Θεοτόκου

Selected Psalm Verses for the Annunciation of the Theotokos

Τῷ υἱῷ τοῦ βασιλέως. Ἀλληλούϊα.

To the King's Son. Alleluia.

1. Ὁ Θεός, τὸ κρίμα σου τῷ βασιλεῖ δὸς καὶ τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου τῷ υἱῷ τοῦ βασιλέως. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:1)

1. O God, give Your judgments to the King, and Your righteousness to the King's Son. Alleluia. (71:1) [SAAS]

2. Κρίνειν τὸν λαόν σου ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς σου ἐν κρίσει. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:2)

2. That He may judge Your people in righteousness and Your poor with judgment. Alleluia. (71:2) [SAAS]

3. Ἀναλαβέτω τὰ ὄρη εἰρήνην τῷ λαῷ σου καὶ οἱ βουνοὶ δικαιοσύνην. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:3)

3. Let the mountains raise up peace for Your people and the hills in righteousness. Alleluia. (71:3) [SAAS]

4. Εὐαγγελίζεσθε ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας τὸ σωτήριον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν. Ἀλληλούϊα. (95:2)

4. Proclaim from day to day the salvation of our God. Alleluia. (95:2) [SAAS]

5. Κύριος δώσει ρῆμα τοῖς εὐαγγελιζομένοις δυνάμει πολλῇ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (67:12)

5. The Lord will give His word to those proclaiming the gospel with great power. Alleluia. (67:12) [SAAS]

6. Ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν δυνάμεων τοῦ ἀγαπητοῦ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (67:13)

6. He who is the King of hosts of the beloved. Alleluia. (67:13) [SAAS]

7. Ὤμοσε Κύριος τῷ Δαυῒδ ἀλήθειαν καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀθετήσει αὐτήν. Ἀλληλούϊα. (131:11)

7. The Lord swore to David this truth, and He shall not reject it. Alleluia. (131:11) [SAAS]

8. Ἐκ καρποῦ τῆς κοιλίας σου θήσομαι ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου σου. Ἀλληλούϊα. (131:11)

8. I shall set upon your throne one from the fruit of your loins. Alleluia. (131:11) [SAAS]

9. Καταβήσεται ὡς ὑετὸς ἐπὶ πόκον καὶ ὡσεὶ σταγὼν ἡ στάζουσα ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:6)

9. And He shall come down like rain on the fleece, like raindrops falling on the earth. Alleluia. (71:6) [SAAS]

10. Κύριε, κλῖνον οὐρανοὺς καὶ κατάβηθι. Ἀλληλούϊα. (143:5)

10. O Lord, bow down Your heavens and descend. Alleluia. (143:5) [SAAS]

11. Καὶ ἔκλινεν οὐρανοὺς καὶ κατέβη. Ἀλληλούϊα. (17:10)

11. He bowed heaven and descended. Alleluia. (17:10) [SAAS]

12. Ὅτι ἐξελέξατο Κύριος τὴν Σιών, ᾑρετίσατο αὐτὴν εἰς κατοικίαν ἑαυτῷ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (131:13)

12. The Lord has chosen Zion; He chose her for His dwelling. Alleluia. (131:13) [SAAS]

13. Ἡγίασε τὸ σκήνωμα αὐτοῦ ὁ Ὕψιστος. Ἀλληλούϊα. (45:5)

13. The Most High sanctified His tabernacle. Alleluia. (45:5) [SAAS]

14. Ὁ Θεὸς ἐθεμελίωσεν αὐτὴν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. Ἀλληλούϊα. (47:9)

14. God established her forever. Alleluia. (47:9) [SAAS]

15. Ὁ Θεὸς ἐμφανῶς ἥξει, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐ παρασιωπήσεται. Ἀλληλούϊα. (49:3)

15. God will come openly. He is our God, and He shall not be silent. Alleluia. (49:3) [SAAS]

16. Ἀνατελεῖ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις αὐτοῦ δικαιοσύνη καὶ πλῆθος εἰρήνης, ἕως οὗ ἀνταναιρεθῇ ἡ σελήνη. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:7)

16. In His days, righteousness and abundance of peace shall flourish, until the moon is removed. Alleluia. (71:7) [SAAS]

17. Καὶ προσκυνήσουσιν αὐτῷ πάντες οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:11)

17. All the kings of the earth shall worship Him. Alleluia. (71:11) [SAAS]

18. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη δουλεύσουσιν αὐτῷ. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:11)

18. All the kings of the earth shall worship Him. Alleluia. (71:11) [SAAS]

19. Ὅτι ἐῤῥύσατο πτωχὸν ἐκ δυνάστου καὶ πένητα, ᾧ οὐχ ὑπῆρχε βοηθός. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:12)

19. For He rescued the poor from the hand of a strong man, and the needy, for whom there was no helper. Alleluia. (71:12) [SAAS]

20. Ἔσται τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ εὐλογημένον εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:17)

20. Let His name be blessed unto the ages. Alleluia. (71:17) [SAAS]

21. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη μακαριοῦσιν αὐτόν. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:17)

21. Let His name be blessed unto the ages. Alleluia. (71:17) [SAAS]

22. Εὐλογητὸς Κύριος, ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, ὁ ποιῶν θαυμάσια μόνος, Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:18)

22. Blessed is the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Alleluia. (71:18) [SAAS]

23. Καὶ εὐλογητὸν τὸ ὄνομα τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:19)

23. And blessed is the name of His glory forever and unto ages of ages. Alleluia. (71:19) [SAAS]

24. Καὶ πληρωθήσεται τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ. Γένοιτο, γένοιτο. Ἀλληλούϊα. (71:19)

24. And all the earth shall be filled with His glory. Amen! Amen! Alleluia. (71:19) [SAAS]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τὸν Πατέρα προσκυνήσωμεν, καὶ τὸν Υἱὸν δοξολογήσωμεν, καὶ τὸ Πανάγιον ὁμοῦ, πάντες Πνεῦμα ἀνυμνήσωμεν, κράζοντες καὶ λέγοντες· Παναγία Τριάς, σῶσον πάντας ἡμᾶς.

Let us bow in worship and adore * the Father; likewise let us glorify * the Son; and also let us praise * the all-holy Spirit faithfully, * crying out in unison, * "Save us all, we implore, all-holy Trinity." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Τὴν Μητέρα σου προσάγει σοι, εἰς ἱκεσίαν ὁ λαός σου Χριστέ· ταῖς παρακλήσεσιν αὐτῆς, τοὺς οἰκτιρμούς σου δὸς ἡμῖν Ἀγαθέ, ἵνα σε δοξάζωμεν, τὴν ἐλπίδα τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

We Your people now invoke the name * of Your holy Mother entreating for us. * O Good One, at her fervent prayers, * send to us Your tender mercies, O Christ, * so that we may glorify * You, the hope of our souls, O Lord. [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 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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Γαβριὴλ ἐξ οὐρανοῦ, τὸ Χαῖρε κράζει τῇ σεμνῇ, ὅτι συλλήψῃ ἐν γαστρί, τὸν προαιώνιον Θεόν, τὸν διὰ λόγου τὰ πέρατα συστησάμενον· ὅθεν Μαριὰμ ἀπεφθέγγετο· Ἄνανδρός εἰμι, καὶ πῶς τέξω Υἱόν; ἄσπορον γονὴν τὶς ἑώρακε; καὶ ἑρμηνεύων ἔλεγεν ὁ Ἄγγελος, τῇ Θεοτόκῳ καὶ Παρθένῳ· Ἐλεύσεταί σοι· Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, καὶ δύναμις Ὑψίστου ἐπισκιάσει σοι.

To the noble Maiden cried * heaven-sent Gabriel, "Rejoice! * For in your womb you shall conceive * the pre-eternal God, * Who by a word created the universe." * Therefore Mary said * in reply to him, * "I have not known man. * So how can I bear a son? * Who has ever seen a seedless childbirth?" * And the Angel explained to the Virgin Theotokos, * "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, * and the power of the Highest will overshadow you." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Ἀπεστάλη Γαβριήλ, πρὸς τὴν Παρθένον καὶ ἁγνήν, καὶ ἐμήνυσεν αὐτῇ, τὴν ἀνεκλάλητον χαράν, ὅτι ἀσπόρως συλλήψῃ καὶ οὐ φθαρήσῃ· τέξῃ γὰρ Υἱόν, τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων Θεόν, ὃς σώσει τὸν λαόν, ἐκ τῶν πταισμάτων αὐτῶν, καὶ μαρτυρεῖ ὁ πέμψας με εἰπεῖν σοι· Εὐλογημένη τὸ Χαῖρε, Παρθένος τίκτεις, καὶ μετὰ τόκον, πάλιν μένεις Παρθένος.

To the pure and virgin Maid * the Angel Gabriel was sent. * He announced to her the grace * and inexpressible joy: * "You will conceive without seed and remain inviolate. * For pre-eternal God is the Son you will bear; * and He will save His people from their iniquities. * He who sent me here to call you blessed, * and to say to you, 'Rejoice,' so testifies. * O Virgin, you will give birth, and after childbirth * you will remain a Virgin." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ.

Antiphon I.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἐκ νεότητός μου πολλὰ πολεμεῖ με πάθη, ἀλλ' αὐτὸς ἀντιλαβοῦ, καὶ σῶσον Σωτήρ μου. (δίς)

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

Οἱ μισοῦντες Σιών, αἰσχύνθητε ἀπὸ τοῦ Κυρίου· ὡς χόρτος γάρ, πυρὶ ἔσεσθε ἀπεξηραμμένοι. (δίς)

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

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι πᾶσα ψυχὴ ζωοῦται, καὶ καθάρσει ὑψοῦται λαμπρύνεται, τῇ τριαδικῇ Μονάδι ἱεροκρυφίως.

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]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ἀναβλύζει τὰ τῆς χάριτος ῥεῖθρα, ἀρδεύοντα, ἅπασαν τὴν κτίσιν πρὸς ζωογονίαν.

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

Προκείμενον. Ψαλμὸς 95.

Prokeimenon. Psalm 95.

Εὐαγγελίζεσθε ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας τὸ σωτήριον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν. (δίς)

Proclaim from day to day the salvation of our God. (2)

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

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

Εὐαγγελίζεσθε ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας τὸ σωτήριον τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν.

Proclaim from day to day the salvation of our God. [SAAS]

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 Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς Ὡραίας πύλης)

PRIEST (from the gate)

Λου αʹ 39-49, 56

Lk. 1:39-49, 56

Ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις ἀναστᾶσα Μαριὰμ ἐπορεύθη εἰς τὴν ὀρεινὴν μετὰ σπουδῆς εἰς πόλιν Ἰούδα, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον Ζαχαρίου καὶ ἠσπάσατο τὴν Ἐλισάβετ. καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἤκουσεν ἡ Ἐλισάβετ τὸν ἀσπασμὸν τῆς Μαρίας, ἐσκίρτησεν τὸ βρέφος ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ αὐτῆς· καὶ ἐπλήσθη Πνεύματος ἁγίου ἡ Ἐλισάβετ καὶ ἀνεφώνησε φωνῇ μεγάλῃ καὶ εἶπεν· Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξί καὶ εὐλογημένος ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου. καὶ πόθεν μοι τοῦτο ἵνα ἔλθῃ ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ Κυρίου μου πρὸς μέ; ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὡς ἐγένετο ἡ φωνὴ τοῦ ἀσπασμοῦ σου εἰς τὰ ὦτά μου, ἐσκίρτησεν τὸ βρέφος ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ μου. καὶ μακαρία ἡ πιστεύσασα ὅτι ἔσται τελείωσις τοῖς λελαλημένοις αὐτῇ παρὰ Κυρίου. Καὶ εἶπε Μαριάμ· Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου, ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ. ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί. ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγάλα ὁ δυνατός καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, Ἔμεινε δὲ Μαριὰμ σὺν αὐτῇ ὡσεὶ μῆνας τρεῖς καὶ ὑπέστρεψεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς.

In those days, Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name." And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου. Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου, καὶ απὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διὰ παντός. Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι. Ραντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι. Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην· ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα. Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον. Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου. Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ το Πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ. Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με. Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι. Ρῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου. Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου. Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις. Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἱερουσαλήμ. Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα. Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους.

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me. Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged. For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me. Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow. You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice. Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit. I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness. O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built; then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings; then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. [SAAS]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Δόξα. Ἦχος βʹ.

Glory. Mode 2.

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]

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]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 2.

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. [SAAS]

Εὐαγγελίζεται ὁ Γαβριήλ, τῇ κεχαριτωμένῃ σήμερον· Χαῖρε ἀνύμφευτε Κόρη καὶ ἀπειρόγαμε· μὴ καταπλαγῇς τῇ ξένῃ μου μορφῇ, μηδὲ δειλιάσῃς· Ἀρχάγγελός εἰμί· ὄφις ἐξηπάτησεν Εὔαν ποτέ· νῦν εὐαγγελίζομαί σοι τὴν χαράν, καὶ μενεῖς ἄφθορος, καὶ τέξῃ τὸν Κύριον Ἄχραντε.

Gabriel annunciates good tidings today to her who is full of grace: "Rejoice, O Maiden unmarried and unwed. Be not astonished by my strange appearance, nor be dismayed. For an Archangel am I. The serpent once beguiled Eve, but I am now announcing to you the joy. You shall remain inviolate, and yet shall bear the Lord, O Immaculate." [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, ἧς καὶ τὸν Εὐαγγελισμὸν ἑορτάζομεν· 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 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, whose Annunciation we celebrate; 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.

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.)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

ᾨδὴ αʹ.

Ode i.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου, καὶ πληρωθήσεται Πνεύματος, καὶ λόγον ἐρεύξομαι, τῇ Βασιλίδι Μητρί, καὶ ὀφθήσομαι, φαιδρῶς πανηγυρίζων, καὶ ᾄσω γηθόμενος, ταύτης τὴν σύλληψιν. (δίς)

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 Conceiving. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

ᾈδέτω σοι Δέσποινα, κινῶν τὴν λύραν τοῦ Πνεύματος, Δαυῒδ ὁ Προπάτωρ σου· Ἄκουσον θύγατερ, τὴν χαρμόσυνον, φωνὴν τὴν τοῦ Ἀγγέλου· χαρὰν γὰρ μηνύει σοι, τὴν ἀνεκλάλητον.

O Lady, let David your forefather sing to you as he strikes * the harp of the Spirit: "Listen, O Daughter, to the voice * that is filled with joy, of Gabriel the Angel. * For he is announcing joy ineffable to you." [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Βοῶ σοι γηθόμενος· κλῖνον τὸ οὖς σου καὶ πρόσχες μοι, Θεοῦ καταγγέλλοντι, σύλληψιν ἄσπορον· εὗρες χάριν γάρ, ἐνώπιον Κυρίου, ἣν εὗρεν οὐδέποτε, ἄλλη τις Πάναγνε.

Rejoicing, I speak to you. Incline your ear and give heed to me, * as I am announcing the seedless conception of God. * For before the Lord, you found exceeding favor, * all-pure one, as no one else before you ever found. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Γνωσθήτω μοι Ἄγγελε, τῶν σῶν ῥημάτων ἡ δύναμις, πῶς ἔσται ὃ εἴρηκας; λέγε σαφέστατα, πῶς συλλήψομαι, Παρθένος οὖσα Κόρη; πῶς δὲ καὶ γενήσομαι, Μήτηρ τοῦ Κτίστου μου;

O Angel, make known to me the full significance of your words. * How shall what you say occur? Clearly explain to me. * How shall I conceive and thus become the mother * of God my Creator, when I am a virgin still? [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Δολίως με φθέγγεσθαι, διαλογίζῃ ὡς ἔοικε· καὶ χαίρω θεώμενος, τὴν σὴν ἀσφάλειαν, θάρσει Δέσποινα· Θεοῦ γὰρ βουλομένου, ῥαδίως περαίνεται, καὶ τὰ παράδοξα.

It seems that you think I am possibly speaking deceitfully. * And seeing your cautiousness causes me to rejoice. * But be not afraid, O Lady; for when God wills, * then wonderful miracles easily come to pass. [SD]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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 τὴν σύλληψιν.

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 Conceiving. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· κἂν τῇ σεπτῇ Συλλήψει σου, στεφάνων δόξης ἀξίωσον. (δίς)

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * in your divine Conception now also give glorious crowns to them. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐξέλιπεν Ἄρχων ἐξ Ἰούδα, ὁ χρόνος ἐφέστηκε λοιπόν, καθ' ὃν ἀναφανήσεται, ἡ τῶν ἐθνῶν ἐλπὶς ὁ Χριστός, σὺ δὲ πῶς τοῦτον τέξομαι, Παρθένος οὖσα, σαφήνισον.

From Judah the scepter has departed; the time has indeed therefore arrived, * when Christ, the expectation and hope of all the nations, should appear. * But you, explain to me how I, a virgin girl, shall give birth to him. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ζητεῖς παρ' ἐμοῦ γνῶναι Παρθένε, τὸν τρόπον συλλήψεως τῆς σῆς, ἀλλ' οὗτος ἀνερμήνευτος· τὸ Πνεῦμα δὲ τὸ Ἅγιον, δημιουργῷ δυνάμει σοι, ἐπισκιάσαν ἐργάσεται.

O Maiden, you seek an explanation of how you, a virgin, will conceive. * But this is inexplicable. Yet when He overshadows you * with His creative energy, the Holy Spirit will accomplish it. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡ ἐμὴ Προμήτωρ δεξαμένη, τὴν γνώμην τοῦ ὄφεως τρυφῆς, τῆς θείας ἐξωστράκισται· διὸ περ κἀγὼ δέδοικα, τὸν ἀσπασμὸν τὸν ξένον σου, εὐλαβουμένη τὸν ὄλισθον.

My ancestral mother was evicted of old from the Garden of delight, * when she accepted bad advice from the serpent. And therefore I * am cautious of your curious greeting, lest I make the same mistake. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Θεοῦ παραστάτης ἀπεστάλην, τὴν θείαν μηνύσων σοι βουλήν, τί με φοβῇ Πανάμωμε, τὸν μᾶλλόν σε φοβούμενον, τί εὐλαβῇ με Δέσποινα, τὸν σὲ σεπτῶς εὐλαβούμενον;

I who stand before the Lord in heaven was sent to reveal His will to you. * But why are you afraid of me, when I am here in awe of you? * And why are you in awe of me revering you, O immaculate? [SD]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· κἂν τῇ σεπτῇ Συλλήψει 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; * in your divine Conception now also 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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Αὐλῶν Ποιμενικῶν.

Mode pl. 4. The army of the Angels.

Ὁ Λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐπὶ γῆς νῦν κατῆλθεν, ὁ Ἄγγελος βοῶν, τῇ Παρθένῳ ἐπέστη· Χαῖρε Εὐλογημένη, ἡ τὴν σφραγῖδα μόνη φυλάξασα, ἐν μήτρᾳ δεξαμένη, τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων Λόγον καὶ Κύριον, ἵνα ἐκ πλάνης σώσῃ ὡς Θεός, τὸ γένος τῶν ἀνθρώπων.

The Logos of the Father to earth has descended. * The Angel has appeared crying out to the Virgin, * "Rejoice, O blessed Maiden, who alone retain the seal of virginity, * while in your womb accepting the pre-eternal Logos and Lord, * so that as God He might thereby redeem the human race from error." [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δόξῃ, ἐπὶ θρόνου Θεότητος, ἐν νεφέλῃ κούφῃ, ἦλθεν Ἰησοῦς ὁ ὑπέρθεος, τῇ ἀκηράτῳ παλάμῃ καὶ διέσωσε, τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· δόξα Χριστὲ τῇ δυνάμει σου. (δίς)

He who sits in holy glory * on the throne of divinity, * Jesus our most high God, * on a swift and light cloud has come to us, * and by the might of His undefiled hand has saved * those who cry to Him: Glory to Your power, O Christ. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἱεράν τινα Παρθένον, τεξομένην ἀκήκοα, τοῦ Προφήτου πάλαι, τὸν Ἐμμανουὴλ προθεσπίσαντος, ἐπιποθῶ δὲ τοῦ γνῶναι, πῶς Θεότητος, τὴν ἀνάκρασιν, φύσις βροτῶν ὑποστήσεται;

I have heard the holy Prophet; he foresaw and proclaimed of old * that a sacred Virgin shall conceive and bring forth Emmanuel. * But what I earnestly long to know is how shall man's * mortal nature sustain the mingling with the Divinity. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Κατεμήνυσεν ἡ βάτος, ἀκατάφλεκτος μείνασα, δεξαμένη φλόγα, Κεχαριτωμένη ἀνύμφευτε, τοῦ κατὰ σὲ Μυστηρίου τὸ ἀπόῤῥητον· μετὰ τόκον γάρ, μενεῖς Ἁγνή, ἀειπάρθενος.

Bride unwedded, Virgin Mary, you remember the burning bush: * while sustaining fire, it was not consumed, Maiden full of grace. * It thus prefigured your own amazing mystery: * after giving birth, you shall remain ever-virgin pure. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Λαμπρυνόμενος τῷ φέγγει, τοῦ Θεοῦ παντοκράτορος, ἀληθείας κήρυξ, λέγε, Γαβριήλ, ἀληθέστατα, πῶς, ἀκηράτου μενούσης τῆς ἁγνείας μου; Λόγον τέξομαι, μετὰ σαρκὸς τὸν ἀσώματον.

You, O Gabriel, illumined by the light of almighty God, * since you are the herald of the truth, do tell me most truly how * I shall give birth in the flesh unto the bodiless Word, * with my purity remaining wholly inviolate. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Μετὰ δέους σοι ὡς δοῦλος, τῇ Κυρίᾳ παρίσταμαι, μετὰ φόβου Κόρη, νῦν κατανοεῖν εὐλαβοῦμαί σε, ὡς ὑετὸς ἐπὶ πόκον καταβήσεται, ἐπὶ σὲ Λόγος, ὁ τοῦ Πατρός ὡς ηὐδόκησε.

As a slave before his mistress, I respectfully wait on you. * Maiden, I am awestruck, and with fear and reverence I gaze on you, * on whom the Word of the Father shall softly come down * like rain on a fleece, as was His perfect good will to do. [SD]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δόξῃ, ἐπὶ θρόνου Θεότητος, ἐν νεφέλῃ κούφῃ, ἦλθεν Ἰησοῦς ὁ ὑπέρθεος, τῇ ἀκηράτῳ παλάμῃ καὶ διέσωσε, τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· δόξα Χριστὲ τῇ δυνάμει σου.

He who sits in holy glory * on the throne of divinity, * Jesus our most high God, * on a swift and light cloud has come to us, * and by the might of His undefiled hand has saved * those who cry to Him: Glory to Your power, O Christ. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. 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. (δίς)

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. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νοεῖν σου οὐ δύναμαι, τῶν λόγων τὴν ἀκρίβειαν· θαύματα γὰρ γέγονε πολλάκις, θείᾳ δυνάμει τερατουργούμενα, σύμβολα καὶ τύποι νομικοί, τέτοκε Παρθένος δέ, ἀπειράνδρως οὐδέποτε.

Unable am I to grasp the total meaning of your words. * For while often miracles have happened, * wrought by divine power, which were symbols and types * in the Law and in the sacred Books, * never has a virgin borne without agency of a male. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ξενίζῃ Πανάμωμε· καὶ ξένον γὰρ τὸ θαῦμά σου· μόνη γὰρ τὸν πάντων Βασιλέα, δέξῃ ἐν μήτρᾳ σαρκωθησόμενον, καὶ σὲ προτυποῦσι Προφητῶν, ῥήσεις καὶ αἰνίγματα, καὶ τοῦ Νόμου τὰ σύμβολα.

You marvel, all-blameless one. Your miracle is strange indeed. * As the King of all becomes incarnate, * you will receive Him into your virginal womb. * The types and the symbols of the Law, * and the words and riddles of the Prophets prefigure you. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ πᾶσιν ἀχώρητος, καὶ πᾶσιν ἀθεώρητος, πῶς οὗτος δυνήσεται Παρθένου, μήτραν οἰκῆσαι, ἣν αὐτὸς ἔπλασε; πῶς δὲ καὶ συλλήψομαι Θεόν, Λόγον τὸν συνάναρχον, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Πνεύματι;

The Lord is invisible to all and uncontainable. * He is, with the Father and the Spirit, * without beginning. So, I do not understand: * How can I conceive the Word of God? * How can the Creator dwell in my womb, which He made himself? [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Πρὸς τὸν σὸν Προπάτορα, Δαυῒδ ἐπαγγειλάμενος, θήσειν ἐκ καρποῦ τοῦ τῆς κοιλίας, ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον τῆς Βασιλείας αὐτοῦ, τὴν τοῦ Ἰακὼβ σε καλλονήν, μόνην ἐξελέξατο, λογικὸν ἐνδιαίτημα.

To David your Forefather the Lord once swore an oath in truth, * to set upon the throne of his kingdom * one from the fruit of his loins forevermore. * And you, Jacob's beauty, which He loved, * He has chosen over all as His animate dwelling place. [SD]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Ἐβόησε, προτυπῶν τὴν ταφὴν τὴν τριήμερον, ὁ προφήτης Ἰωνᾶς, ἐν τῷ κήτει δεόμενος· Ἐκ φθορᾶς με ῥῦσαι, Ἰησοῦ βασιλεῦ τῶν δυνάμεων. (δίς)

Prefiguring * in the whale the divine three-day burial, * Prophet Jonah cried aloud, * in affliction beseeching God: * From corruption save me, * O Lord Jesus the King of angelic hosts. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥημάτων σου, τὴν φωνὴν Γαβριήλ, τὴν χαρμόσυνον, δεξαμένη, εὐφροσύνης ἐνθέου πεπλήρωμαι· χαρὰν γὰρ μηνύεις, καὶ χαρὰν καταγγέλλεις τὴν ἄληκτον.

O Gabriel, I believe and accept your most joyful words * and I am completely filled with divine joy and happiness. * For you are a herald of joy, announcing a joy that will never end. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σοὶ δέδοται, ἡ χαρὰ Θεομῆτορ ἡ ἔνθεος, σοὶ τὸ Χαῖρε, πᾶσα κτίσις κραυγάζει Θεόνυμφε· σὺ γὰρ μόνη Μήτηρ, τοῦ Υἱοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ προωρίσθης Ἁγνή.

The godly joy has been given to you, O Mother of God. * All creation cries rejoice to you who are the Bride of God. * O pure one, for only you were preordained Mother of the Son of God. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τῆς Εὔας νῦν, δι ἐμοῦ καταργείσθω κατάκριμα, ἀποδότω, δι' ἐμοῦ τὸ ὀφείλημα σήμερον, δι' ἐμοῦ τὸ χρέος, τὸ ἀρχαῖον δοθήτω πληρέστατον.

Let mother Eve's condemnation, through me, be rescinded now, * and through me let what she owed to Adam be returned today. * Let her ancient debt be more than fully repaid through my childbirth, [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ὑπέσχετο, ὁ Θεός, Ἀβραὰμ τῷ προπάτορι, εὐλογεῖσθαι, ἐν τῷ σπέρματι τούτου τὰ Ἔθνη Ἁγνή· διὰ σοῦ δὲ πέρας, ἡ ὑπόσχεσις δέχεται σήμερον.

God made a vow to your forefather Abraham, promising * that the nations would be blessed in his descendant, O Maiden pure; * and today the promise is through you now beginning to come to pass. [SD]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἐβόησε, προτυπῶν τὴν ταφὴν τὴν τριήμερον, ὁ προφήτης Ἰωνᾶς, ἐν τῷ κήτει δεόμενος· Ἐκ φθορᾶς με ῥῦσαι, Ἰησοῦ βασιλεῦ τῶν δυνάμεων.

Prefiguring * in the whale the divine three-day burial, * Prophet Jonah cried aloud, * in affliction beseeching God: * From corruption save me, * O Lord Jesus the King of angelic hosts. [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.)

Ψάλλεται τό Κοντάκιον··"Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ...". Ὁ Ἱερεὺς πρὸ τῆς εἰκόνος τῆς Θεοτόκου φέρων ἐπιτραχήλιον καὶ φελώνιον ἀπαγγέλλει τὸν Οἶκον· "Ἄγγελος πρωτοστάτης...".

The Kontakion is sung. Then the priest, wearing stole and phelonion, stands before the icon of the Theotokos and intones the Oikos.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 4. Automelon.

Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ στρατηγῷ τὰ νικητήρια,

O Champion General, I your City now inscribe to you

Ὡς λυτρωθεῖσα τῶν δεινῶν εὐχαριστήρια,

Triumphant anthems as the tokens of my gratitude,

Ἀναγράφω σοι ἡ Πόλις σου Θεοτόκε.

Being rescued from the terrors, O Theotokos.

Ἀλλ' ὡς ἔχουσα τὸ κράτος ἀπροσμάχητον,

Inasmuch as you have power unassailable,

Ἐκ παντοίων με κινδύνων ἐλευθέρωσον,

From all kinds of perils free me, so that unto you

Ἵνα κράζω σοι· Χαῖρε νύμφη ἀνύμφευτε.

I may cry aloud: Rejoice, O unwedded Bride. [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Ἄγγελος πρωτοστάτης, οὐρανόθεν ἐπέμφθη, εἰπεῖν τῇ Θεοτόκῳ τὸ Χαῖρε καὶ σὺν τῇ ἀσωμάτῳ φωνῇ, σωματούμενόν σε θεωρῶν Κύριε, ἐξίστατο καὶ ἵστατο, κραυγάζων πρὸς αὐτὴν τοιαῦτα.

An Angel of supreme rank was sent down from heaven to say to the Theotokos, Rejoice. And perceiving You take bodily form at the sound of his bodiless voice, O Lord, he was astounded and he stood shouting to her such salutations: [SD]

Χαῖρε, δι' ἧς ἡ χαρὰ ἐκλάμψει· χαῖρε, δι' ἧς ἡ ἀρὰ ἐκλείψει.

Rejoice, through whom is the joy to shine forth. Rejoice, through whom is the curse to vanish.

Χαῖρε, τοῦ πεσόντος Ἀδὰμ ἡ ἀνάκλησις· χαῖρε τῶν δακρύων τῆς Εὔας ἡ λύτρωσις.

Rejoice, restoration of Adam the fallen one. Rejoice, liberation of Eve from tears.

Χαῖρε, ὕψος δυσανάβατον ἀνθρωπίνοις λογισμοῖς· χαῖρε, βάθος δυσθεώρητον καὶ Ἀγγέλων ὀφθαλμοῖς.

Rejoice, height to which the thoughts of men are hardly able to ascend. Rejoice, depth which for the Angels' eyes is very hard to apprehend.

Χαῖρε, ὅτι ὑπάρχεις Βασιλέως καθέδρα· χαῖρε, ὅτι βαστάζεις τὸν βαστάζοντα πάντα.

Rejoice, for you are a throne for the King. Rejoice, for you hold the One who holds everything.

Χαῖρε, ἀστὴρ ἐμφαίνων τὸν Ἥλιον· χαῖρε, γαστὴρ ἐνθέου σαρκώσεως.

Rejoice, the star causing the Sun's manifestation. Rejoice, the womb of the divine incarnation.

Χαῖρε, δι' ἧς νεουργεῖται ἡ κτίσις· χαῖρε, δι' ἧς βρεφουργεῖται ὁ Κτίστης.

Rejoice, through whom is creation re-created. Rejoice, by whom is the Creator procreated.

Χαῖρε, Νύμφη ἀνύμφευτε.

Rejoice, O unwedded Bride.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΕʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, ὁ Εὐαγγελισμὸς τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας.

On March 25 is the Annunciation of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary.

Αὐτῷ ἡ δόξα καὶ τὸ κράτος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν.

To God be glory and dominion forever. Amen.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. 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. (δίς)

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." (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Φῶς τὸ ἄϋλον, μηνύων ὕλῃ σώματος, ἑνωθησόμενον, δι' εὐσπλαγχνίαν πολλήν, φαιδρὸν Εὐαγγέλιον, θεῖα κηρύγματα, νῦν κραυγάζεις μοι· Εὐλογημένος Πάναγνε, ὁ καρπὸς τῆς σῆς κοιλίας.

You declare to me * the bright good tidings that the Light the immaterial * shall for great mercy unite * with physical matter. And divine announcements now * you cry out to me, * saying, "O blessed is the fruit * of your womb, O purest Maiden." [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Χαῖρε δέσποινα, Παρθένε χαῖρε πάναγνε, χαῖρε δοχεῖον Θεοῦ, χαῖρε λυχνία φωτός, Ἀδὰμ ἡ ἀνάκλησις, Εὔας ἡ λύτρωσις, ὄρος ἅγιον, περιφανὲς ἁγίασμα, καὶ νυμφὼν ἀθανασίας.

Virgin Maid, rejoice. * Rejoice, O Mistress wholly pure. Rejoice, container of God. * Rejoice, O lampstand of Light, * Adam's restoration and deliverance of Eve. * Holy mountain, rejoice, * chamber of immortality, * and resplendent holy temple. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ψυχὴν ἥγνισε, καὶ σῶμα καθηγίασε, ναὸν εἰργάσατο, χωρητικὸν με Θεοῦ, σκηνὴν Θεοκόσμητον, ἔμψυχον τέμενος, ἡ ἐπέλευσις, τοῦ Παναγίου Πνεύματος, καὶ ζωῆς ἁγνὴν Μητέρα.

The coming on me * of the All-holy Spirit now has purified my soul; * my body it sanctified. * It made me a living shrine, a Tent adorned by God, * the pure Mother of God, * a Temple that is capable * of containing the Creator. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ὡς πολύφωτον, λαμπάδα καὶ θεότευκτον, παστάδα βλέπω σε, νῦν ὡς χρυσῆ Κιβωτός, τοῦ Νόμου τὸν πάροχον, δέχου Πανάμωμε, εὐδοκήσαντα, τὴν τῶν ἀνθρώπων ῥύσασθαι, διὰ σοῦ φθαρτὴν οὐσίαν.

As a burning torch * emitting light I see you, and a chamber built by God. * And as the gold-covered ark * receive now, O Bride of God, the Giver of the Law, * Who was thus well pleased * through you to grant deliverance * to corrupted human nature. [SD]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Κανὼν τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Ἄκουε Κόρη Παρθένε ἁγνή, εἰπάτω δὴ ὁ Γαβριήλ, βουλὴν Ὑψίστου ἀρχαίαν ἀληθινήν, γενοῦ πρὸς ὑποδοχὴν ἑτοίμη Θεοῦ. Διὰ σοῦ γὰρ ὁ ἀχώρητος, βροτοῖς συναναστρέφεται· διὸ καὶ χαίρων βοῶ· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Hearken, O Damsel, let Gabriel say. * Incline your ear, O Virgin pure, * and hear the counsel of the Most High, ancient and true; * and make ready for your own reception of God. * For through you the Uncontainable associates with mortal men. * And I am therefore rejoicing and shouting: * O all you works of the Lord, * praise and bless the Lord. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἔννοια πᾶσα ἡττᾶται βροτῶν, ἀντέφησεν ἡ Παρθένος. Ζητοῦσα ἅπερ μοι φθέγγῃ παράδοξα.Ἥσθην σου τοῖς λόγοις, ἀλλὰ δέδοικα, θαμβηθεῖσα μὴ ἀπάτῃ με, ὡς Εὔαν πόῤῥω πέμψῃς Θεοῦ, ἀλλ' ὅμως ἴδε βοᾷς· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Answered the Virgin, "Every mortal mind * is overwhelmed which seeks to grasp * the wondrous tidings that you now announce to me. * I delight in your words, yet am also perplexed, * fearing lest as Eve through trickery you send me far away from God. * But even so am I already shouting: * O all you works of the Lord, praise and bless the Lord." [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἴδε σοι τὸ ἄπορον λέλυται, φησὶ πρὸς ταῦτα ὁ Γαβριήλ· Καλῶς γὰρ ἔφης τὸ πρᾶγμα δυστέκμαρτον. Λόγοις σῶν χειλέων πειθαρχοῦσα λοιπόν. Μὴ ἀμφίβαλλε ὡς πλάσματι, ὡς πράγματι δὲ πίστευε, ἐγὼ γὰρ χαίρων βοῶ· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Gabriel uttered responding, "Behold, * the problem has been solved for you * who rightly called it a thing hard to demonstrate. * Persuaded, therefore, by the word of your own lips, * no more doubt it as factitious, but believe it to be factual. * For I myself am rejoicing and shouting: * O all you works of the Lord, praise and bless the Lord." [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νόμος οὗτος θεόθεν βροτοῖς, ἡ ἄμεμπτος αὖθις φησί, Ξυνοῦ ἐξ ἔρωτος τόκον προέρχεσθαι. Οὐκ οἶδα συζύγου παντελῶς ἡδονήν. Πῶς οὖν λέγεις ὅτι τέξομαι; φοβοῦμαι μὴ ἀπάτῃ λαλῇς, ἀλλ' ὅμως ἴδε βοᾷς· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

"There is for mortals a God-given law," * replied the blameless one again, * "that gamic union must precede a child's birth. * But the pleasure of a mate I know not at all. * So, how do you say that I shall bear? I fear lest now you speak with deceit. * But, notwithstanding, behold I am shouting: * O all you works of the Lord, praise and bless the Lord." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ῥήματα ἅπερ μοι φθέγγῃ Σεμνή, ὁ Ἄγγελος πάλιν βοᾷ. Συνήθους πέλει λοχείας ἀνθρώπων θνητῶν, τὸν ὄντως Θεὸν σοι ἐπαγγέλλομαι. Ὑπὲρ λόγον τε καὶ ἔννοιαν, σαρκούμενον ὡς οἶδεν ἐκ σοῦ· διὸ καὶ χαίρων βοῶ· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

"O chaste one," the Angel cried out once again, * "the maxim you declare to me * is the convention for childbirth of mortal men. * But I announce unto you that the very God, * past conception and intelligence, as He knows, shall take flesh from you. * And I am therefore rejoicing and shouting: * O all you works of the Lord, praise and bless the Lord." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Φαίνῃ μοι ἀληθείας ῥήτωρ, κατέθετο ἡ Παρθένος· Χαρᾶς κοινῆς γὰρ ἐλήλυθας Ἄγγελος. Ψυχὴν οὖν ἐπεὶ καθήγνισμαι Πνεύματι. Ὡς τὸ ῥῆμά σου γενέσθω μοι· σκηνούτω ἐν ἐμοὶ ὁ Θεός, πρὸς ὃν βοῶ μετὰ σοῦ· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

The Virgin assented, "To me you appear * to be a herald of the truth. * For you came as an Angel of universal joy. * Since, then, by the Spirit my soul is purified, * be it unto me according to your utterance, and God dwell in me. * For unto Him now with you am I shouting: * O all you works of the Lord, praise and bless the Lord." [SD]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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.

Ἄκουε Κόρη Παρθένε ἁγνή, εἰπάτω δὴ ὁ Γαβριήλ, βουλὴν Ὑψίστου ἀρχαίαν ἀληθινήν, γενοῦ πρὸς ὑποδοχὴν ἑτοίμη Θεοῦ. Διὰ σοῦ γὰρ ὁ ἀχώρητος, βροτοῖς συναναστρέφεται· διὸ καὶ χαίρων βοῶ· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Hearken, O Damsel, let Gabriel say. * Incline your ear, O Virgin pure, * and hear the counsel of the Most High, ancient and true; * and make ready for your own reception of God. * For through you the Uncontainable associates with mortal men. * And I am therefore rejoicing and shouting: * O all you works of the Lord, * praise and bless the Lord. [SD]

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

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode 4. Heirmos.

Εὐαγγελίζου γῆ χαρὰν μεγάλην, αἰνεῖτε οὐρανοὶ Θεοῦ τὴν δόξαν.

O earth, announce the good tidings of great joy; You heavens, praise the glory of God.

Ὡς ἐμψύχῳ Θεοῦ κιβωτῷ, ψαυέτω μηδαμῶς χεὶρ ἀμυήτων, χείλη δὲ πιστῶν τῇ Θεοτόκῳ ἀσιγήτως, φωνὴν τοῦ Ἀγγέλου ἀναμέλποντα, ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει βοάτω· Χαῖρε Κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

Now let no uninitiated hand * approach the living Ark of God to touch it. * Rather let believers' lips sing out in exultation * the Angel's salutation unceasingly * to the Theotokos and cry out: * Rejoice, Maiden full of grace! The Lord is with you. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Εὐαγγελίζου γῆ χαρὰν μεγάλην, αἰνεῖτε οὐρανοὶ Θεοῦ τὴν δόξαν.

O earth, announce the good tidings of great joy; You heavens, praise the glory of God.

Ὑπὲρ ἔννοιαν συλλαβοῦσα Θεόν, τῆς φύσεως θεσμοὺς ἔλαθες Κόρη. Σὺ γὰρ ἐν τῷ τίκτειν τὰ μητέρων διέδρας. Ῥευστὴ φύσις περ καθεστηκυῖα· ὅθεν ἐπαξίως ἀκούεις· Χαῖρε Κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

O pure Maid, you eluded nature's laws, * conceiving God in ways past understanding. * You evaded things proper to mothers in childbirth, * even if by nature you were prone to change. * Therefore you are worthily hearing: * "Rejoice, Maiden full of grace; the Lord is with you." [SD]

Εὐαγγελίζου γῆ χαρὰν μεγάλην, αἰνεῖτε οὐρανοὶ Θεοῦ τὴν δόξαν.

O earth, announce the good tidings of great joy; You heavens, praise the glory of God.

Πῶς πηγάζεις γάλα Παρθένε ἁγνὴ; Οὐ φέρει ἐξειπεῖν γλῶσσα βροτεία· Ξένον γὰρ φύσεως ἐπιδείκνυσαι πρᾶγμα. Νομίμου γονῆς ὅρους ὑπερβαῖνον· ὅθεν ἐπαξίως ἀκούεις· Χαῖρε Κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

How can you, O pure Virgin, nurse with milk? * No human tongue is able to explain it. * For you are displaying something alien to nature, * transcending the order of lawful childbirth. * Therefore you are worthily hearing: * "Rejoice, Maiden full of grace; the Lord is with you." [SD]

Εὐαγγελίζου γῆ χαρὰν μεγάλην, αἰνεῖτε οὐρανοὶ Θεοῦ τὴν δόξαν.

O earth, announce the good tidings of great joy; You heavens, praise the glory of God.

Μυστικῶς ταῖς ἱεροτεύκτοις Γραφαῖς, Λαλεῖται περὶ σοῦ, Μῆτερ Ὑψίστου. Κλίμακα γὰρ πάλαι Ἰακὼβ σε προτυποῦσαν· Ἰδὼν ἔφη· Βάσις Θεοῦ αὕτη· ὅθεν ἐπαξίως ἀκούεις· Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

It is mystically spoken of you * in Sacred Writ, O Mother of the Most High. * For of old when Jacob saw the ladder that prefigured you, * he said, "This is none other than the base of God." * Therefore you are worthily hearing: * "Rejoice, Maiden full of grace; the Lord is with you." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Εὐαγγελίζου γῆ χαρὰν μεγάλην, αἰνεῖτε οὐρανοὶ Θεοῦ τὴν δόξαν.

O earth, announce the good tidings of great joy; You heavens, praise the glory of God.

Θαυμαστὸν τῷ Ἱεροφάντῃ Μωσεῖ· Ἡ βάτος καὶ τὸ πῦρ ἔδειξε τέρας. Ζητῶν δὲ τὸ πέρας εἰς διάβασιν χρόνου. Ἐν Κόρῃ ἁγνῇ, ἔφη, κατοπτεύσω· ᾗ ὡς Θεοτόκῳ λεχθείη· Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

The bush and the fire revealed * to hierophantic Moses a strange portent. * Seeking its fulfillment in the course of time, he uttered, * "I shall see it fully in a Damsel pure, * to whom as Theotokos be it spoken: * Rejoice, Maiden full of grace; the Lord is with you." [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Εὐαγγελίζου γῆ χαρὰν μεγάλην, αἰνεῖτε οὐρανοὶ Θεοῦ τὴν δόξαν.

O earth, announce the good tidings of great joy; You heavens, praise the glory of God.

Δανιήλ σε ὄρος καλεῖ νοητόν· Γεννήτριαν Θεοῦ ὁ Ἡσαΐας· Βλέπει δὲ ὡς πόκον Γεδεών, ὁ Δαυῒδ δέ, Ἁγίασμα φάσκει, πύλην δὲ σε ἄλλος· ὁ δὲ Γαβριὴλ σοι κραυγάζει· Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη· ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

You are called, by Daniel, spiritual Mountain; * and the Mother of God, by Isaiah. * Gideon perceives you as a Fleece. And by David * you are called Holy Place, and Gate by Ezekiel. * Gabriel addresses you, saying: * "Rejoice, Maiden full of grace; the Lord is with you." [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Εὐαγγελίζου γῆ χαρὰν μεγάλην, αἰνεῖτε οὐρανοὶ Θεοῦ τὴν δόξαν.

O earth, announce the good tidings of great joy; You heavens, praise the glory of God.

Ὡς ἐμψύχῳ Θεοῦ κιβωτῷ, ψαυέτω μηδαμῶς χεὶρ ἀμυήτων, χείλη δὲ πιστῶν τῇ Θεοτόκῳ ἀσιγήτως, φωνὴν τοῦ Ἀγγέλου ἀναμέλποντα, ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει βοάτω· Χαῖρε Κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

Now let no uninitiated hand * approach the living Ark of God to touch it. * Rather let believers' lips sing out in exultation * the Angel's salutation unceasingly * to the Theotokos and cry out: * Rejoice, Maiden full of grace! The Lord is with you. [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

Ἐξαποστειλάρια.

Exaposteilaria.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Ἀγγελικῶν δυνάμεων, Στρατηγὸς ἀπεστάλη, ἐκ Θεοῦ Παντοκράτορος, πρὸς Ἁγνὴν καὶ Παρθένον, εὐαγγελίσασθαι ξένον, καὶ ἀπόῤῥητον θαῦμα, ὅτι Θεὸς ὡς ἄνθρωπος, ἐξ αὐτῆς βρεφουργεῖται, ἄνευ σπορᾶς, ἀναπλάττων βρότειον ἄπαν γένος· Λαοὶ εὐαγγελίζεσθε, τὴν ἀνάπλασιν κόσμου.

The chief Commander of the hosts * of the Angels was sent down * by God, the Ruler over all, * to a pure virgin Maiden; * and he announced the good tidings * of the strange secret wonder, * namely that God will be from her * procreated as man, without human seed, * to refashion all of our human nature. * Announce the good tidings, peoples all, * that the world is refashioned. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Χαῖρε κατάρας λύτρωσις, τοῦ Ἀδὰμ Θεοτόκε, χαῖρε σεμνὴ Μητρόθεε, χαῖρε ἔμψυχε βάτε, χαῖρε λαμπάς, χαῖρε θρόνε, χαῖρε κλῖμαξ καὶ πύλη, χαῖρε τὸ θεῖον ὄχημα, χαῖρε κούφη νεφέλη, χαῖρε ναέ, χαῖρε στάμνε πάγχρυσε, χαῖρε ὄρος, χαῖρε σκηνὴ καὶ τράπεζα, χαῖρε Εὔας ἡ λύσις.

Rejoice, redemption from the curse * on Adam, Theotokos. * Noble Mother of God, rejoice. * Rejoice, living unburnt bush. * Rejoice, O lamp stand; throne, rejoice. * Rejoice, O gate and ladder. * Rejoice, all-holy vehicle. * Rejoice, temple; O cloud, swift and light, rejoice. * Golden jar of manna, rejoice, O mountain. * Rejoice, the table and the tent. * Rejoice, Eve's absolution. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος αʹ.

Lauds. Mode 1.

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]

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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.

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.

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.

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Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων.

Mode 1. For the celestial orders.

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]

Τῶν οὐρανίων ἁψίδων, ὁ Γαβριὴλ καταπτάς, εἰς Ναζαρὲτ ἐπέστη, πρὸς Παρθένον Μαρίαν, βοῶν αὐτῇ τὸ Χαῖρε· συλλήψῃ Υἱόν, τοῦ Ἀδὰμ ἀρχαιότερον, τὸν ποιητὴν τῶν ἁπάντων καὶ λυτρωτήν, τῶν βοώντων σοι τὸ Χαῖρε Ἁγνή.

Gabriel flew down from heaven * and came to Nazareth; * and to the Virgin Mary * he appeared and he cried out, * "Rejoice, O blessed woman, for you will conceive * a Son, more ancient than Adam is. * He has created the ages, and He redeems * those who cry to you, O pure one, 'Rejoice!' " [SD]

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]

Τῶν οὐρανίων ἁψίδων, ὁ Γαβριὴλ καταπτάς, εἰς Ναζαρὲτ ἐπέστη, πρὸς Παρθένον Μαρίαν, βοῶν αὐτῇ τὸ Χαῖρε· συλλήψῃ Υἱόν, τοῦ Ἀδὰμ ἀρχαιότερον, τὸν ποιητὴν τῶν ἁπάντων καὶ λυτρωτήν, τῶν βοώντων σοι τὸ Χαῖρε Ἁγνή.

Gabriel flew down from heaven * and came to Nazareth; * and to the Virgin Mary * he appeared and he cried out, * "Rejoice, O blessed woman, for you will conceive * a Son, more ancient than Adam is. * He has created the ages, and He redeems * those who cry to you, O pure one, 'Rejoice!' " [SD]

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]

Ὁ Γαβριὴλ τῇ Παρθένῳ, τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον, ἐξ οὐρανοῦ κομίσας, ἀνεβόα τὸ Χαῖρε· συλλήψῃ ἐν γαστρί σου τὸν σοὶ χωρητόν, καὶ τῷ κόσμῳ ἀχώρητον, καὶ κυοφόρος ὀφθήσῃ τοῦ ἐκ Πατρός, πρὸ ἑωσφόρου ἀνατείλαντος.

Bringing good tidings from heaven, * Gabriel cried out, "Rejoice," * unto the Virgin, saying, * "You shall conceive and will carry * Him, who is containable in your womb, * and whom the whole world cannot contain. * You shall be seen as the Mother of Him who rose * from the Father before the morning star." [SD]

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]

Ὁ συναΐδιος Λόγος, τοῦ προανάρχου Πατρός, μὴ χωρισθεὶς τῶν ἄνω, νῦν ἐπέστη τοῖς κάτω, δι' ἄκραν εὐσπλαγχνίαν οἶκτον λαβών, τοῦ καθ' ἡμᾶς ὀλισθήματος, καὶ τοῦ Ἀδὰμ τὴν πτωχείαν ἀναλαβών, ἐμορφώθη τὸ ἀλλότριον.

In His exceeding compassion, * viewing with mercy our fall, * the co-eternal Logos * of the beginningless Father * came down and appeared to the things below, * never leaving the things on high. * Having assumed Adam's poverty to Himself * He has taken on the other's form. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Το ἀπ' αἰῶνος μυστήριον, ἀνακαλύπτεται σήμερον, καὶ ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, Υἱὸς ἀνθρώπου γίνεται, ἵνα τοῦ χείρονος μεταλαβών, μεταδῷ μοι τοῦ βελτίονος. Ἐψεύσθη πάλαι Ἀδάμ, καὶ Θεὸς ἐπιθυμήσας οὐ γέγονεν, ἄνθρωπος γίνεται Θεός, ἵνα Θεὸν τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἀπεργάσηται. Εὐφραινέσθω ἡ κτίσις, χορευέτω, ἡ φύσις, ὅτι Ἀρχάγγελος Παρθένῳ, μετὰ δέους παρίσταται, καὶ τὸ Χαῖρε κομίζει, τῆς λύπης ἀντίθετον. Ὁ διὰ σπλάγχνα ἐλέους ἐνανθρωπήσας, Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

The age-old mystery is revealed today, and the Son of God becomes the Son of man, so that by partaking of what is lower He may impart to me what is superior. Of old, Adam was deceived; and he did not become God, though this was his desire. But now, God becomes man, to make Adam god. Let creation sing for joy, and let nature be exultant. For the Archangel is standing with awe before the Virgin and is delivering the salutation, "Rejoice," the reverse of the pain and sorrow. O our God, who in Your tender mercy became man, 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.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Σήμερον τῆς σωτηρίας ἡμῶν τὸ κεφάλαιον, καὶ τοῦ ἀπ' αἰῶνος μυστηρίου ἡ φανέρωσις· ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, Υἱὸς τῆς Παρθένου γίνεται, καὶ Γαβριὴλ τὴν χάριν εὐαγγελίζεται. Διὸ καὶ ἡμεῖς σὺν αὐτῷ τῇ Θεοτόκῳ βοήσωμεν· Χαῖρε Κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

Today is the summary of our salvation, and the revelation of the age-old mystery. For the Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin, and Gabriel announces the good news of grace. Therefore, let us join him, and cry aloud to the Theotokos: "Rejoice, Maiden full of grace! The Lord is with you." [SD]

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 δι' ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἀνθρώπους καὶ διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν ἐκ Πνεύματος ἁγίου καὶ Μαρίας τῆς Παρθένου σαρκωθῆναι καταδεξάμενος, Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, ἧς καὶ τὸν Εὐαγγελισμὸν ἑορτάζομεν· δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ καλλινίκων μαρτύρων· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May He who for us men and for our salvation condescended to become incarnate of the the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, whose Annunciation we celebrate; 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..."

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.)