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Ἦχος γʹ. Τῇ Πέμπτῃ Πρωΐ

Mode 3. On Thursday Morning

Τῇ Πέμπτῃ Εʹ Ἑβδομάδος - Ἀκολουθία τοῦ Μεγάλου Κανόνος - εἰς τὸν Ὄρθρον.

On Thursday of the Fifth Week - The Service of the Great Canon - at Matins

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΙΕʹ ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ

Menaion - April 15

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Κρήσκεντος

Memory of the Holy Martyr Crescent

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Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζει τὸ πνεῦμά μου πρὸς σέ, ὁ Θεός, διότι φῶς τὰ προστάγματά σου ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

Verse 1: My spirit rises early in the morning to You, O God, for Your commands are a light upon the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Δικαιοσύνην μάθετε, οἱ ἐνοικοῦντες ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

Verse 2: Learn righteousness, you who dwell on the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. γʹ. Ζῆλος λήψεται λαὸν ἀπαίδευτον, καὶ νῦν πῦρ τοὺς ὑπεναντίους ἔδεται.

Verse 3: Jealousy will seize an untaught people; and now fire will devour the adversaries. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. δʹ. Πρόσθες αὐτοῖς κακά, Κύριε, πρόσθες αὐτοῖς κακά, τοῖς ἐνδόξοις τῆς γῆς.

Verse 4: Bring more evils on them, O Lord, bring more evils on them, on the glorious of the earth. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Ὕμνοι Τριαδικοί

Triadic Hymns

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Πατέρα ἄναρχον, Υἱὸν συνάναρχον, Πνεῦμα συναΐδιον, Θεότητα μίαν χερουβικῶς δοξολογεῖν τολμῶντες λέγομεν· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Πρεσβείαις τῶν Ἀποστόλων σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Daring to glorify the unoriginate Father, the co-unoriginate Son, and the co-eternal Spirit, the one Godhead, we utter in the manner of the Cherubim: Holy, holy, holy are You, our God. By the intercessions of the Apostles save us. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τριὰς ὁμοούσιε καὶ ἀδιαίρετε, Μονὰς τρισυπόστατε καὶ συναΐδιε, σοὶ ὡς Θεῷ τῶν Ἀγγέλων τὸν ὕμνον κραυγάζομεν· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Πρεσβείαις τοῦ Ἱεράρχου σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

O Trinity, consubstantial and undivided, O Unity, with three hypostases and co-eternal, to You as God we shout the hymn of the Angels: Holy, holy, holy are You, our God. By the intercessions of the Hierarch save us. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἀθρόον ὁ Κριτὴς ἐπελεύσεται, καὶ ἑκάστου αἱ πράξεις γυμνωθήσονται· ἀλλὰ φόβῳ κράξωμεν ἐν τῷ μέσῳ τῆς νυκτός· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Διὰ τῆς Θεοτόκου ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

The Judge will arrive suddenly, and the actions of each of us will be laid bare. So, with fear, let us cry out in middle of the night: Holy, holy, holy are You, our God. Through the Theotokos have mercy on us. [SD]

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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. )

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 8. Καὶ εὐθύς, ἄνευ μικρᾶς Συναπτῆς·

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 8. There is no litany, but immediately the following:

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

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Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Ἦχος γʹ. Θείας πίστεως.

Mode 3. Your confession.

Θεῖοι κήρυκες τῆς ἀληθείας, καὶ διδάσκαλοι τῆς Ἐκκλησίας, ἀνεδείχθητε αὐτόπται Ἀπόστολοι· καὶ γὰρ εἰδώλων τὴν πλάνην πατήσαντες, καὶ τὴν Τριάδα τρανῶς ἐκηρύξατε, ἣν πρεσβεύσατε μακάριοι, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

You were shone to be the divine preachers * of the truth of God, and to be teachers * of the Church, O Apostles and eyewitnesses. * For you trampled the ruse of idolatry, * and you publicly proclaimed the Holy Trinity. * Intercede on our behalf with our Triune God, * entreating that great mercy be given to us. [SD]

Στίχ. Θαυμαστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, ὁ Θεὸς Ἰσραήλ.

Verse: God is wondrous in His saints, the God of Israel. [SAAS]

Θείας πίστεως.

Your confession.

Δεῦτε ἅπαντες, τοὺς Ἀποστόλους, εὐφημήσωμεν, ᾄσμασι θείοις· τῶν εἰδώλων γὰρ τὴν πλάνην βυθίσαντες, πρὸς θεῖον φῶς τοὺς βροτοὺς ἐπανήγαγον, καὶ τῇ Τριάδι πιστεύειν ἐδίδαξαν· ὅθεν σήμερον, αὐτοὺς εὐσεβῶς γεραίροντες, δοξάσωμεν Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν.

Come all people let us with divine hymns * sing in praise of the holy Apostles. * For they sank the deceit of idolatry, * and led humanity back to the light of God, * and taught the world to believe in the Trinity. * Let us honor and extol them today most piously * and thereby glorify Christ our Lord and God. [SD]

Στίχ. Τοῖς ἁγίοις τοῖς ἐν τῇ γῇ αὐτοῦ ἐθαυμάστωσεν ὁ Κύριος, πάντα τὰ θελήματα αὐτοῦ ἐν αὐτοῖς.

Verse: To the saints on His earth, in them the Lord magnified all His will. [SAAS]

Μαρτυρικόν.

For the Martyrs.

Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Seeing how beautiful.

Θωρακισάμενοι, τὴν πανοπλίαν Χριστοῦ, καὶ ἐνδυσάμενοι, ὅπλα τῆς Πίστεως, τὰς παρατάξεις τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, ἀθλητικῶς κατεβάλετε· προθύμως τῇ ἐλπίδι γάρ, τῆς ζωῆς ὑπεμείνατε, πάσας τῶν τυράννων πρίν, ἀπειλάς τε καὶ μάστιγας· διὸ καὶ τοὺς στεφάνους ἐδέξασθε, Μάρτυρες Χριστοῦ οἱ καρτερόψυχοι.

Covered with the full armor of Christ, and wearing the shield of the Faith, as combatants you brought down the armies of the enemy. In the hope that life would follow, you enthusiastically endured every threat and torture from the tyrants. That is why you received the crowns, O valiant Martyrs of Christ. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Seeing how beautiful.

Ὡς ἀγεώργητος Παρθένε ἄμπελος, τὸν ὡραιότατον βότρυν ἐβλάστησας, ἀναπηγάζοντα ἡμῖν τὸν οἶνον τὸν σωτήριον, τὸν πάντων εὐφραίνοντα τὰς ψυχὰς καὶ τὰ σώματα· ὅθεν ὡς αἰτίαν σε, τῶν καλῶν μακαρίζοντες, ἀεὶ σὺν τῷ Ἀγγέλῳ βοῶμέν σοι· Χαῖρε ἡ κεχαριτωμένη.

O Virgin, the untilled vineyard are you indeed; * and you produced the Lord, that ripest bunch of grapes, * that gushes forth the sweetest drink, the wine of salvation, for us, * gladdening the hearts and souls * and the bodies of everyone. * Therefore we pronounce you blest * as the cause of all theses blessings on us, * and joining the Archangel we shout to you: * Rejoice, O Maiden full of grace! [SD]

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Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (3)

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

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]

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

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

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Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

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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 - - -

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CHOIR

Κανὼν τοῦ Μάρτυρος.

Canon for the Martyr.

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Στίχ. Τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾄσωμεν· ἐνδόξως γὰρ δεδόξασται.

Verse: Let us sing to the Lord, for He is greatly glorified.

Θαλάσσης τὸ ἐρυθραῖον πέλαγος, ἀβρόχοις ἴχνεσιν, ὁ παλαιὸς πεζεύσας Ἰσραήλ, σταυροτύποις Μωσέως χερσί, τοῦ Ἀμαλὴκ τὴν δύναμιν, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ἐτροπώσατο.

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]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Κροτήσωμεν, εὐσεβῶς γηθόμενοι, τῇ μνήμῃ σήμερον, τοῦ ἀθλητοῦ καὶ Μάρτυρος πιστοί, ἱερῶς ἐναθλήσαντος, καὶ τὸν τοῦ σκότους ἄρχοντα, τροπωσαμένου θείᾳ χάριτι.

Let us, the faithful, joyously clap our hands for the memorial of the athlete and martyr, who sacredly struggled and put to flight the prince of darkness by divine grace. [VPA]

Στίχ. Κύριος βασιλεύων τῶν αἰώνων, καὶ ἐπ' αἰῶνα, καὶ ἔτι. Ὅτι εἰσῆλθεν ἵππος Φαραὼ σὺν ἅρμασι καὶ ἀναβάταις εἰς θάλασσαν.

Verse: The Lord reigns forever and ever and ever. For Pharaoh's horses went with his chariots and horsemen into the sea. [SAAS]

Κροτήσωμεν, εὐσεβῶς γηθόμενοι, τῇ μνήμῃ σήμερον, τοῦ ἀθλητοῦ καὶ Μάρτυρος πιστοί, ἱερῶς ἐναθλήσαντος, καὶ τὸν τοῦ σκότους ἄρχοντα, τροπωσαμένου θείᾳ χάριτι.

Let us, the faithful, joyously clap our hands for the memorial of the athlete and martyr, who sacredly struggled and put to flight the prince of darkness by divine grace. [VPA]

Στίχ. Οἱ δὲ υἱοὶ Ἰσραὴλ ἐπορεύθησαν διὰ ξηρᾶς ἐν μέσῳ τῆς θαλάσσης.

Verse: But the children of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. [SAAS]

Ῥεόντων, παραδραμὼν τὸ ἄστατον, Μάρτυς πολύαθλε, πρὸς αἰκισμοὺς καὶ μάστιγας σαυτόν, ὁλοψύχως ἐκδέδωκας, καὶ νικητὴς γενόμενος, στεφηφορῶν Θεῷ παρίστασαι.

Having gone beyond the instability of changeable things, martyr of many labors, you wholeheartedly gave yourself to tortures and whipping and, having been victorious, you stand before God, wearing a crown. [VPA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡμέραν, χαρμονικὴν τελέσωμεν, πανηγυρίζοντες, ἐν τῇ ἀθλήσει σήμερον πιστοί, τοῦ θεόφρονος Κρήσκεντος, καὶ τὰ σεπτὰ παλαίσματα, τούτου τιμήσωμεν γηθόμενοι.

O faithful, let us observe a cheerful day today, celebrating the contest the godly-minded Crescens, and with joy let us honor his august struggles [VPA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σαρκοῦται, ὑπερβολῇ χρηστότητος, ἐκ σοῦ ὁ Κύριος, καὶ δι' ἡμᾶς ὁρᾶται καθ' ἡμᾶς, ὁ τῇ φύσει ἀπρόσιτος, ὃν ἐκτενῶς ἱκέτευε, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν Ἁγνὴ πανάμωμε.

In His exceeding goodness, the Lord takes flesh from you, and, for us, He who is unapproachable in nature is seen in our likeness. Earnestly entreat him on our behalf, pure and all-blameless one. [VPA]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κανὼν τοῦ Μάρτυρος.

Canon for the Martyr.

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Στίχ. Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε, καὶ σὲ ὑμνεῖ τὸ πνεῦμά μου.

Verse: Holy are You, O Lord, and my spirit praises You.

Εὐφραίνεται ἐπὶ σοί, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σου Χριστὲ κράζουσα· Σύ μου ἰσχὺς Κύριε, καὶ καταφυγὴ καὶ στερέωμα.

Your Church rejoices in You, O Christ our God, and she cries out to You, * "You are my mighty strength, O Lord, * and You are my refuge and firm support." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Κρεμάμενος τοὺς ξεσμούς, ῥωμαλεότητι νοὸς ἤνεγκας, τὸ τῆς φθορᾶς Ἔνδοξε, πάχος προφανῶς ἐκδυόμενος.

Having been hung up, you endured scrapings with strength of mind, clearly putting off the weight of corruption, glorious one. [VPA]

Στίχ. Κύριος ἀνέβη εἰς οὐρανούς, καὶ ἑβρόντησεν, αὐτὸς κρινεῖ ἄκρα γῆς, δίκαιος ὢν.

Verse: The Lord went up into the heaven and thundered. The Lord judges the ends of the earth. [SAAS]

Κρεμάμενος τοὺς ξεσμούς, ῥωμαλεότητι νοὸς ἤνεγκας, τὸ τῆς φθορᾶς Ἔνδοξε, πάχος προφανῶς ἐκδυόμενος.

Having been hung up, you endured scrapings with strength of mind, clearly putting off the weight of corruption, glorious one. [VPA]

Στίχ. Καὶ δώσει ἰσχὺν τοῖς βασιλεῦσιν ἡμῶν, καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας χριστῶν αὐτοῦ.

Verse: He gives strength to our leaders, and He will exalt the horn of His Christ. [SAAS]

Ἐνεύρου σε Ἰησοῦς, ἀγωνιζόμενον στεῤῥῶς Ἔνδοξε, καὶ τῆς σαρκὸς ἔφερες, πόνους ῥωμαλέῳ φρονήματι.

Jesus gave you strength as you were struggling steadfastly, glorious one, and you bore the pains of the flesh with strength of spirit. [VPA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Νυττόμενος ἀληθῶς, τῇ ἀγαπήσει τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἔνδοξε, Κρήσκη στεῤῥῶς ἤθλησας, πόνοις ἀφειδήσας τοῦ σώματος.

Truly pierced by the love of Christ, glorious Crescens, you struggled steadfastly, not sparing your body in pains. [VPA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὴν μόνην ἐν γυναιξίν, ἀνερμηνεύτως τὸν Θεὸν τέξασαν, τὴν τοῦ παντὸς Δέσποιναν, ἱερολογίαις τιμήσωμεν.

Let us honor with sacred hymns the Lady of all people, the only one among women who gave birth to God in an indescribable manner. [VPA]

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Εὐφραίνεται ἐπὶ σοί, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σου Χριστὲ κράζουσα· Σύ μου ἰσχὺς Κύριε, καὶ καταφυγὴ καὶ στερέωμα.

Your Church rejoices in You, O Christ our God, and she cries out to You, * "You are my mighty strength, O Lord, * and You are my refuge and firm support." [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 δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. N/M (You who were lifted.)

Τῶν αἰωνίων ἀγαθῶν κληρονόμος, ἀποδειχθεὶς δι' εὐσεβοῦς μαρτυρίας, Μεγαλομάρτυς ἔνδοξε παρίστασαι, δόξῃ λαμπρυνόμενος, τοῦ Δεσπότου τῶν ὅλων· ὅθεν τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἑορτάζομεν μνήμην, τὴν τῶν πταισμάτων λύσιν ἀθλητά, Κρήσκη ζητοῦντες, λαβεῖν ταῖς πρεσβείαις σου.

You were shown to be an inheritor of eternal good things through your faithful martyrdom, glorious great martyr, and you stand in the presence of the Master of all, resplendent with glory. Therefore, we celebrate your holy memorial, seeking release from errors through your intercessions, O Crescens. [VPA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ.

Mode 4. You who were lifted.

Οὐ σιωπήσωμέν ποτε, Θεοτόκε, τὰς δυναστείας σου λαλεῖν οἱ ἀνάξιοι· εἰμὴ γὰρ σὺ προΐστασο πρεσβεύουσα, τὶς ἡμᾶς ἐῤῥύσατο ἐκ τοσούτων κινδύνων; Τὶς δὲ διεφύλαξεν ἕως νῦν ἐλευθέρους; Οὐκ ἀποστῶμεν, Δέσποινα, ἐκ σοῦ· σοὺς γὰρ δούλους σῴζεις ἀεί, ἐκ παντοίων δεινῶν.

We the unworthy shall not ever be silent, * O Theotokos, from proclaiming your powers. * For were you not concerned to intercede for us, * who would have delivered us * from such manifold dangers, * and who else would up to now * have preserved us in freedom? * O Lady, we shall not depart from you, * for you ever save your servants * from evils of every kind. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κανὼν τοῦ Μάρτυρος.

Canon for the Martyr.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Στίχ. Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου, Κύριε.

Verse: Glory to Your strength, O Lord.

Ἐπαρθέντα σε ἰδοῦσα ἡ Ἐκκλησία, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ τὸν Ἥλιον τῆς δικαιοσύνης, ἔστη ἐν τῇ τάξει αὐτῇς, εἰκότως κραυγάζουσα· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

When the Church beheld You raised on the Cross unjustly, * You, the Sun of Righteousness, crucified for our sake, * she stood in her course and was amazed, and fittingly she cried out, * "Glory to Your power, O Lord my God." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἀναρτώμενος ἐν ξύλῳ γενναιοφρόνως, τοὺς αἰκισμοὺς ὑπέφερες, Μάρτυς ἀθλοφόρε· πάθος γὰρ εἰκόνιζες, τὸ θεῖον καὶ ἄχραντον, δι' οὗ τὴν ἀπάθειαν εὕρηκας.

Lifted up on wood, you bore pains with a noble mind, prise-winning martyr, for you portrayed the divine and pure passion, through which you found dispassion. [VPA]

Στίχ. Κύριε, εἰσακήκοα τὴν ἀκοήν σου, καὶ ἐφοβήθην, Κύριε, κατενόησα τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ἐξέστην.

Verse: Lord, I have heard Your report and was afraid; I considered Your works and was greatly astonished. [SAAS]

Ἀναρτώμενος ἐν ξύλῳ γενναιοφρόνως, τοὺς αἰκισμοὺς ὑπέφερες, Μάρτυς ἀθλοφόρε· πάθος γὰρ εἰκόνιζες, τὸ θεῖον καὶ ἄχραντον, δι' οὗ τὴν ἀπάθειαν εὕρηκας.

Lifted up on wood, you bore pains with a noble mind, prise-winning martyr, for you portrayed the divine and pure passion, through which you found dispassion. [VPA]

Στίχ. Ἐν τῷ ταραχθῆναι τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐν ὀργῇ, ἐλέους μνησθήσῃ.

Verse: When my soul is troubled, You will in wrath remember mercy. [SAAS]

Παριστάμενος ἐνώπιον τῶν τυράννων, τὸ τοῦ Κυρίου ὄνομα, πίστει ἀδιστάκτῳ, Κρήσκη ὡμολόγησας, καὶ χαίρων ἐνήθλησας· ὅθεν εὐσεβῶς σε γεραίρομεν.

Having stood before the tyrants, you confessed the name of the Lord with undoubting faith and contested with joy, O Crescens. Therefore, we piously honor you. [VPA]

Στίχ. Ὁ Θεὸς ἀπὸ Θαιμὰν ἥξει, καὶ ὁ Ἅγιος ἐξ ὄρους κατασκίου δασέος.

Verse: God will come from Teman, the Holy One from the mount of shaded leafy trees. [SAAS]

Παριστάμενος ἐνώπιον τῶν τυράννων, τὸ τοῦ Κυρίου ὄνομα, πίστει ἀδιστάκτῳ, Κρήσκη ὡμολόγησας, καὶ χαίρων ἐνήθλησας· ὅθεν εὐσεβῶς σε γεραίρομεν.

Having stood before the tyrants, you confessed the name of the Lord with undoubting faith and contested with joy, O Crescens. Therefore, we piously honor you. [VPA]

Στίχ. Ἐκάλυψεν οὐρανοὺς ἡ ἀρετὴ αὐτοῦ, καὶ τῆς αἰνέσεως αὐτοῦ πλήρης ἡ γῆ.

Verse: His excellence covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἡ τὸν Κύριον ἁπάντων τῶν ποιημάτων, ὑπερφυῶς κυήσασα, ἐπ' εὐεργεσίᾳ, τοῦ ἰδίου πλάσματος, ἡ πάναγνος Δέσποινα, ἀξιοπρεπῶς μακαρίζεται.

The one who conceived beyond nature the Lord of all created things for the benefit of His own creation, the all-pure Lady is blessed, as is fitting. [VPA]

(διαβαστά)

(read)

Στίχοι Ἐνδιάμεσοι Τετάρτης ᾨδῆς.

Intermediate Verses of Ode Four.

Καὶ φέγγος αὐτοῦ ὡς φῶς ἔσται, κέρατα ἐν χερσὶν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔθετο ἀγάπησιν κραταιὰν ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ.

His brightness will be like the light; horns will be in His hand, and He established a mighty love of His strength. [SAAS]

Πρὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ πορεύσεται λόγος, καὶ ἐξελεύσεται εἰς παιδείαν κατὰ πόδας αὐτοῦ.

Before His face a word will go forth; it will go out by the shoes of His feet.

Ἔστη, καὶ ἐσαλεύθη ἡ γῆ, ἐπέβλεψε, καὶ ἐτάκη ἔθνη.

The earth stood and was shaken to and fro; He looked and the nations melted away.

Διεθρύβη τὰ ὄρη βίᾳ, ἐτάκησαν βουνοὶ αἰώνιοι, πορείας αἰωνίους αὐτοῦ ἀντὶ κόπων εἶδον.

The mountains were shattered by force; the everlasting hills wasted away. In the place of distresses, I saw His eternal ways.

Σκηνώματα Αἰθιόπων, πτοηθήσονται καὶ αἱ σκηναὶ γῆς Μαδιάμ.

The tents of the Ethiopians will be dismayed, even the tents of the land of Midian.

Ὅτε διεμέριζεν ὁ ῞Υψιστος ἔθνη, ὡς διέσπειρεν υἱοὺς ᾿Αδάμ, ἔστησεν ὅρια ἐθνῶν κατὰ ἀριθμὸν ἀγγέλων Θεοῦ,

When the Most High divided the nations, when He scattered the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the nations by the number of God's angels.

Ἐντείνων ἐντενεῖς τὸ τόξον σου ἐπὶ σκῆπτρα, λέγει Κύριος, ποταμῶν ῥαγήσεται γῆ.

You will stretch your bow against scepters, says the Lord. The land of rivers shall be torn asunder.

Ὄψονταί σε καὶ ὠδινήσουσι λαοί, σκορπίζων ὕδατα πορείας, ἔδωκεν ἡ ἄβυσσος φωνὴν αὐτῆς, ὕψος φαντασίας αὐτῆς.

Many peoples will see you and be in travail, dispersing waters from its course. The abyss uttered its voice; raising its form on high.

Ἐπήρθη ὁ ἥλιος, καὶ ἡ σελήνη ἔστη ἐν τῇ τάξει αὐτῆς, εἰς φῶς βολίδες σου πορεύσονται, εἰς φέγγος ἀστραπῆς ὅπλων σου.

The sun arose, and the moon stood in its course; at the light of Your arrows they went forth, at the flashing of Your gleaming weapons.

Ἐν ἀπειλῇ ὀλιγώσεις γῆν, καὶ ἐν θυμῷ πατάξεις ἔθνη.

You will bring low the land with threatening; You will break the nations in wrath.

Ἐξῆλθες εἰς σωτηρίαν λαοῦ σου, τοῦ σῶσαι τὸν χριστόν σου ἐλήλυθας, ἔβαλες εἰς κεφαλὰς ἀνόμων θάνατον, ἐξήγειρας δεσμοὺς ἕως τραχήλου εἰς τέλος.

You went forth for the salvation of Your people, to save Your anointed ones. You brought death upon the heads of the lawless; You brought bonds upon their neck.

Διέκοψας ἐν ἐκστάσει κεφαλὰς δυναστῶν, σεισθήσονται ἐν αὐτοῖς, διανοίξουσι χαλινοὺς αὐτῶν, ὡς ὁ ἐσθίων πτωχὸς λάθρᾳ.

You cut off the heads of rulers in amazement; they shall tremble in it. They will break their bridles like a poor man eating secretly.

Καὶ ἐπεβίβασας εἰς θάλασσαν τοὺς ἵππους σου, ταράσσοντας ὕδατα πολλά.

You ran your horses into the sea, churning up the many waters.

Ἐφυλαξάμην, καὶ ἐπτοήθη ἡ καρδία μου, ἀπὸ φωνῆς προσευχῆς χειλέων μου, καὶ εἰσῆλθε τρόμος εἰς τὰ ὀστᾶ μου, καὶ ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐταράχθη ἡ ἰσχύς μου.

I kept watch, and my belly trembled from the sound of the prayer of my lips; and trembling penetrated into my bones. And my very frame of mind was troubled.

Ἀναπαύσομαι ἐν ἡμέρᾳ θλίψεώς μου, τοῦ ἀναβῆναί με εἰς λαὸν παροικίας μου.

I shall rest in the day of tribulation to go up to the people of my sojourn. [SAAS]

(ἐμμελῶς)

(sung)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. (NM) O Lord, I have heard the mystery

Στίχ. Διότι συκῆ οὐ καρποφορήσει, καὶ οὐκ ἔσται γεννήματα ἐν ταῖς ἀμπέλοις.

Verse: For though the fig tree will not bear fruit and there be no grapes on the vines. [SAAS]

Ἐγκρατείᾳ συζήσαντες, οἱ πεφωτισμένοι Χριστοῦ Ἀπόστολοι, ἐγκρατείας τὸν καιρὸν ἡμῖν, μεσιτείαις θείαις εὐμαρίζουσι.

Enlightened by God, the apostles of Christ lived in abstinence; and by their divine mediation they help us in this season of the Fast. [KW]

Στίχ. Ψεύσεται ἔργον ἐλαίας, καὶ τὰ πεδία οὐ ποιήσει βρῶσιν.

Verse: The labor of the olive tree fail and the fields yield no food. [SAAS]

Δωδεκάχορδον ὄργανον, μέλος ἐκελάδησε τὸ σωτήριον, Μαθητῶν χορὸς ὁ ἔνθεος, πονηρὰ συγχέων μελῳδήματα.

As an instrument of twelve strings, the divine choi8r of the disciples sang a hymn of salvation, confounding the music of evil. [KW]

Στίχ. Ἐξέλιπον ἀπὸ βρώσεως πρόβατα, καὶ οὐχ ὑπάρξουσι βόες ἐπὶ φάτναις.

Verse: Though the sheep have no pasture and there be no oxen in the cribs. [SAAS]

Ἑπομβρίαις τοῦ Πνεύματος, πᾶσαν τὴν ὑφήλιον κατηρδεύσατε, τὸν αὐχμὸν ἀποδιώξαντες, τῆς πολυθεΐας Παμμακάριστοι.

Driving away the drought of polytheism, O all-blessed apostles, with the rain of the Spirit ye have watered all the earth. [KW]

Στίχ. Ἐγὼ δὲ ἐν τῷ Κυρίῳ ἀγαλλιάσομαι, χαρήσομαι ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ Σωτῆρί μου.

Verse: Yet I will glory in the Lord; I will rejoice in God my Savior. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ταπεινώσασα σῶσόν με, τὸν ὑψηλοφρόνως πολιτευσάμενον, ἡ τεκοῦσα τὸν ὑψώσαντα, τὴν ταπεινωθεῖσαν φύσιν Πάναγνε.

I have passed my life in arrogance: make me humble and save me, all-pure Lady, for thou hast borne the Lord who has exalted our humiliated nature. [KW]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Εἰσακήκος Κύριε, τὴν ἀκοήν.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. (NM) O Lord, I have heard

Στίχ. Κύριος ὁ Θεός μου δύναμίς μου, καὶ τάξει τοὺς πόδας μου εἰς συντέλειαν.

Verse: The Lord God is my strength; He will direct my feet to the end. [SAAS]

Ἀποστόλων ἡ πάνσεπτος, χοροστασία τῷ πάντων Κτίστῃ, δυσωποῦσα παρακλήθητι, ἐλεῆσαι ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἀνευφημοῦντάς σε.

O honoured choir of the apostles, in you intercessions to the Maker of all, ask that He have mercy on us who sing your praises. [KW]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ὑψηλὰ ἐπιβιβᾷ με, τοῦ νικῆσαί με ἐν τῇ ᾠδῇ αὐτοῦ.

Verse: He will set me upon high places, so to conquer by His song. [SAAS]

Ὡς ἐργάται ὑπάρχοντες, Χριστοῦ Ἀπόστολοι πάντα Κόσμον θείῳ λόγῳ γεωργήσαντες, προσηγάγετε καρποὺς αὐτῷ πάντοτε.

As Christ's husbandmen, O apostles, ye have tilled the whole world with the word of God, and ye bring Him fruit at all times. [KW]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ὑπεράρχιε σύμμορφε, πανσθενεστάτη Τριὰς ἁγία, Πάτερ Λόγε Πνεῦμα ἅγιον, Θεὲ φῶς καὶ ζωή, φύλαττε τὴν ποίμνην σου.

Trinity one in essence, without beginning and supreme in power, Father, Son and Holy Spirit: O God, Light and Life, guard Thy flock. [KW]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Χαῖρε θρόνε πυρίμορφε, χαῖρε λυχνία λαμπαδηφόρε, χαιρε ὄρος ἁγιάσματος, κιβωτὲ τῆς ζωῆς, Ἁγίων ἁγία σκηνή.

Hail, fiery Throne! Hail, Candlestick that bears the Light! Hail, Mountain of sanctification, Ark of life, Tabernacle and Holy of Holies! [KW]

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode pl. 4.

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τὴν ἀκοήν σου καὶ ἐφοβήθην, κατενόησα τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ἐδόξασα τὸ κράτος σου Δέσποτα.

Lord, I heard Your report and I was afraid. I considered Your works, and I glorified Your dominion, O Master. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κανὼν τοῦ Μάρτυρος.

Canon for the Martyr.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Στίχ. Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, εἰρήνην δὸς ἡμῖν.

Verse: O Lord our God, grant us peace.

Σὺ Κύριέ μου φῶς, εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἐλήλυθας, φῶς ἅγιον ἐπιστρέφον, ἐκ ζοφώδους ἀγνοίας, τοὺς πίστει ἀνυμνοῦντάς σε.

My Lord, You are the light that has come to the world: holy light, * to restore us from the darkness of ignorance, * as we sing Your praises faithfully. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ναμάτων ζωτικῶν, τῶν τοῦ Πνεύματος ἔμπλεως, γενόμενος τῆς κακίας, ἀπεξήρανας Μάρτυς, τὰ ῥεύματα θεόπνευστε.

Having been filled with the living waters of the Spirit, you dried up the rivers of evil, God-inspired martyr. [VPA]

Στίχ. Ἀναστήσονται οἱ νεκροί, καὶ ἐγερθήσονται οἱ ἐν τοῖς μνημείοις, καὶ εὐφρανθήσονται οἱ ἐν τῇ γῇ

Verse: The dead shall rise up; and those in the tombs shall arise. Those in the earth shall be glad. [SAAS]

Ναμάτων ζωτικῶν, τῶν τοῦ Πνεύματος ἔμπλεως, γενόμενος τῆς κακίας, ἀπεξήρανας Μάρτυς, τὰ ῥεύματα θεόπνευστε.

Having been filled with the living waters of the Spirit, you dried up the rivers of evil, God-inspired martyr. [VPA]

Στίχ. Ἡ γὰρ δρόσος ἡ παρὰ σοῦ ἴαμα αὐτοῖς ἐστιν, ἡ δὲ γῆ τῶν ἀσεβῶν πεσεῖται.

Verse: For your dew is a healing for them, but the land of the ungodly shall come to an end. [SAAS]

Θανάτῳ τὴν ζωὴν τὴν ἀγήρω κτησάμενος, πανεύφημε ἀναβλύζεις, δωρεὰς ἀθανάτους, τοῖς πίστει προσιοῦσί σοι.

Having acquired undecaying life through death, all-lauded one, you spring up immortal gifts for those who come near to you in faith. [VPA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Αἱμάτων σου ῥοαῖς, ἱερῶς φοινισσόμενος, καὶ στίγμασιν ἀθλοφόρων, καλλυνόμενος Μάρτυς, ὡς ἄστρον ἀναδέδειξαι.

Having been made red by the flow of your blood in a sacred manner and made beautiful with the wounds of a prize-winner, O martyr, you were seen as a star. [VPA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑμνοῦμέν σε δι' ἧς τῆς φθορᾶς ἐλυτρώθημεν, πανύμνητε Θεοτόκε, καὶ βοῶμέν σοι· Χαῖρε, Μαρτύρων ἀγαλλίαμα.

We hymn you, through whom we have been redeemed from corruption, all-hymned Theotokos, and we cry out to you: Rejoice, joy of the martyrs. [VPA]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κανὼν τοῦ Μάρτυρος.

Canon for the Martyr.

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Στίχ. Ὡς τὸν προφήτην Ἰωνᾶν, σῶσον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε.

Verse: Save us, O Lord, like You saved the Prophet Jonah.

Θύσω σοι, μετὰ φωνῇς αἰνέσεως Κύριε, ἡ Ἐκκλησία βοᾷ σοι, ἐκ δαιμόνων λύθρου κεκαθαρμένη, τῷ δι' οἶκτον, ἐκ τῆς πλευρᾶς σου ῥεύσαντι αἵματι.

The Church cries out to You, O Lord my God, "With a voice of praise * I will sacrifice to You, * for I am cleansed of blood offered to the demons, * cleansed by the blood that for the sake of mercy poured out from Your side." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Μέλεσιν, ἐδοξάσθη τοῖς σοῖς ὁ Δεσπότης σου, Κρήσκη θεόπνευστε Μάρτυς· διὰ τοῦτο νῦν σε ἀντιδοξάζει, ἐν σημείοις, καὶ πολλοῖς θαυμασίοις καὶ τέρασιν.

Your Master was glorified in your members, God-inspired martyr Crescens; for this cause He now glorifies you in return with signs and many miracles and wonders. [VPA]

Στίχ. Φυλασσόμενοι μάταια καὶ ψευδῆ, ἔλεον αὐτοῖς ἐγκατέλιπον.

Verse: Those who follow vanity and lies forsake their own mercy. [SAAS]

Μέλεσιν, ἐδοξάσθη τοῖς σοῖς ὁ Δεσπότης σου, Κρήσκη θεόπνευστε Μάρτυς· διὰ τοῦτο νῦν σε ἀντιδοξάζει, ἐν σημείοις, καὶ πολλοῖς θαυμασίοις καὶ τέρασιν.

Your Master was glorified in your members, God-inspired martyr Crescens; for this cause He now glorifies you in return with signs and many miracles and wonders. [VPA]

Στίχ. Ὅσα ηὐξάμην ἀποδώσω σοι εἰς σωτηρίαν μου τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Verse: As much as I vowed, I shall offer up to You, to You, the Lord of Deliverance. [SAAS]

Ἄνθραξι, τῆς ἀγάπης Κυρίου πυρούμενος, διὰ πυρὸς ὑπεδέξω, Μάρτυς ἀθλοφόρε τὸ θεῖον τέλος, καταφλέξας, πολυθέου ἀπάτης τὸ ἄθεον.

Being aflame with the live coal of the love of the Lord, you received your divine end through fire, prize-winning martyr, having burned up the godlessness of polytheistic deceit. [VPA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τίμιος, ἐναντίον Κυρίου ὁ θάνατος, σοῦ παμμακάριστε Κρήσκη, ἀνεφάνη· μέσον πυρὸς γὰρ ὤφθης, μεγαλύνων, καὶ δοξάζων Θεὸν ἀκατάφλεκτος.

Your death was shown forth as precious in the sight of the Lord, all-blessed Crescens, for you were seen unburnt in the midst of fire, magnifying and glorifying God [VPA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡς θρόνον, τοῦ Δεσπότου τῶν ὅλων πυρίμορφον, ὑμνονολογοῦμέν σε Κόρη, καὶ τερπνὸν παλάτιον καὶ λυχνίαν, καὶ παστάδα, καὶ θεόδεκτον ἄχραντε τράπεζαν.

We hymn you, Maiden, as the fiery throne of the Master of all, a delightful palace and lampstand, bridal chamber and table which received God, immaculate one. [VPA]

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Θύσω σοι, μετὰ φωνῇς αἰνέσεως Κύριε, ἡ Ἐκκλησία βοᾷ σοι, ἐκ δαιμόνων λύθρου κεκαθαρμένη, τῷ δι' οἶκτον, ἐκ τῆς πλευρᾶς σου ῥεύσαντι αἵματι.

The Church cries out to You, O Lord my God, "With a voice of praise * I will sacrifice to You, * for I am cleansed of blood offered to the demons, * cleansed by the blood that for the sake of mercy poured out from Your side." [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. )

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Μαρτυρικόν. Ἦχος γʹ.

For the Martyrs. Mode 3.

Θωρακισάμενοι, τὴν πανοπλίαν Χριστοῦ, καὶ ἐνδυσάμενοι, ὅπλα τῆς Πίστεως, τὰς παρατάξεις τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, ἀθλητικῶς κατεβάλετε· προθύμως τῇ ἐλπίδι γάρ, τῆς ζωῆς ὑπεμείνατε, πάσας τῶν τυράννων πρίν, ἀπειλάς τε καὶ μάστιγας· διὸ καὶ τοὺς στεφάνους ἐδέξασθε, Μάρτυρες Χριστοῦ οἱ καρτερόψυχοι.

Covered with the full armor of Christ, and wearing the shield of the Faith, as combatants you brought down the armies of the enemy. In the hope that life would follow, you enthusiastically endured every threat and torture from the tyrants. That is why you received the crowns, O valiant Martyrs of Christ. [SD]

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΙΕʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Κρήσκεντος, τοῦ ἐν Μύροις τῆς Λυκίας.

On April 15 we commemorate the holy Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων γυναικῶν, Βασιλίσσης καὶ Ἀναστασίας.

On this day we also commemorate the holy women Martyrs, Basillissa and Anastasia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἐν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Λεωνίδου Ἐπισκόπου Ἀθηνῶν.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the saints Leonidas, Bishop of Athens.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Θεοδώρου Πρεσβυτέρου καὶ Παυσολυπίου.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Theodore the presbyter and Pafsolipios.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Πέμπτῃ τῆς πέμπτης Ἑβδομάδος τῶν Νηστειῶν, κατὰ τὴν ἀρχαίαν παράδοσιν, ψάλλομεν τὴν Ἀκολουθίαν τοῦ Μεγάλου καὶ κατανυκτικοῦ Κανόνος.

On this day, Thursday of the fifth week of Lent, according to ancient tradition, we chant the service of the Great and compunctious Canon.

Στίχοι

Verses

Τρόπους, Ἰησοῦ, κατανύξεως δίδου,

Jesus, give the habit of compunction

ᾌδουσι νυνὶ Κανόνα σοι τὸν Μέγαν.

to us who now sing the Great Canon.

Ταῖς τοῦ ἁγίου Ἀνδρέου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεὸς ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Saint Andrew, O God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν τοῦ Μάρτυρος.

Canon for the Martyr.

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Στίχ. Τῶν Πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Verse: Blessed are You, the God of our fathers.

Ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, Ἀβραμιαῖοι Παῖδες τῇ Περσικῇ, πόθῳ εὐσεβείας μᾶλλον ἢ τῇ φλογί, πυρπολούμενοι ἐκραύγαζον· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ Ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

Inside the furnace * in Persia, those descendants of Abraham * were with love and longing for godliness consumed * rather than by fire, and they cried, * "You are blessed, O Lord, * in the holy temple of Your glory." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Νέους τρεῖς Παῖδας, ἐξεικονίζων Μάρτυς ἔνδοξε, μέσον τοῦ πυρὸς ἐβλήθης, διὰ Χριστόν, καὶ τὸ τέλος τὸ μακάριον, ἐν τούτῳ δέδεξαι, ὑμνολογῶν Θεὸν παμμακάριστε.

Being an image of the three young servants, glorious martyr, you were thrown in the midst of fire for the sake of Christ and there received your blessed end, while hymning God, all-blessed one. [VPA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογημένος εἶ ὁ ἐπὶ θρόνου δόξης τῆς βασιλείας σου, ὁ ὑπερύμνητος καὶ ὑπερυψούμενος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Blessed are You on the throne of Your kingdom, and You are praised and exalted beyond measure unto the ages. [SAAS]

Νέους τρεῖς Παῖδας, ἐξεικονίζων Μάρτυς ἔνδοξε, μέσον τοῦ πυρὸς ἐβλήθης, διὰ Χριστόν, καὶ τὸ τέλος τὸ μακάριον, ἐν τούτῳ δέδεξαι, ὑμνολογῶν Θεὸν παμμακάριστε.

Being an image of the three young servants, glorious martyr, you were thrown in the midst of fire for the sake of Christ and there received your blessed end, while hymning God, all-blessed one. [VPA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογημένος εἶ ἐν τῷ στερεώματι τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, ὁ ὑπερύμνητος καὶ ὑπερυψούμενος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Blessed are You in the firmament of heaven, for You are praised and glorified unto the ages. [SAAS]

Ἐν μέσῳ ἔστης, φλογὸς ἀστέκτου χρυσὸς ὡς ὄβρυζος, πίστει ἐξαστράπτων Μάρτυς ἀληθινῇ, καὶ φωτίζων τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

You stood in the midst of insufferable fire like refined gold, flashing with true faith, O martyr, and illumining those who shout: Blessed are you, O Lord, in the temple of your glory. [VPA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Πυρὸς παμμάκαρ, δυνατωτέραν ἔχων ἔντασιν, μέσον ἐμβληθεὶς πανεύφημε τῆς φλογός, ἀπερίτρεπτος διέμεινας, πλάνης τοὺς ἄνθρακας ἀποσβεννύων, Κρήσκη πολύαθλε.

Having a resistance more powerful than fire, all-blessed one, when you were thrown in the midst of flames you remained unmoved, all-lauded one, quenching the coals of deceit, O Crescens of many labors. [VPA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἁγιωτέρα, τῶν Χερουβὶμ ὤφθης Πανάμωμε, λόγῳ συλλαβοῦσα Λόγον τὸν τοῦ Πατρός, ὃν ὑμνοῦντες ἀνακράζομεν· Εὐλογημένη σύ, ἐν γυναιξὶ πανάμωμε Δέσποινα.

You were seen to be holier than the Cherubim, all-blameless one, having conceived by a word the Word of the Father, to whom we cry out, singing: Blessed are you among women, all-blameless Lady. [VPA]

ᾨδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κανὼν τοῦ Μάρτυρος.

Canon for the Martyr.

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Στίχ. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: O you works, to the Lord sing a hymn, and exalt Him beyond measure unto the ages.

Χεῖρας ἐκπετάσας Δανιήλ, λεόντων χάσματα, ἐν λάκκω ἔφραξε, πυρὸς δὲ δύναμιν ἔσβεσαν, ἀρετὴν περιζωσάμενοι, οἱ εὐσεβείας ἐρασταί, Παῖδες κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Daniel shut the lions' gaping mouths inside the den, of old, by stretching out his hands. * The Servants girt themselves with virtue; * and, as lovers of godliness, * they put out the mighty fire * in the furnace, and cried aloud, * singing, "Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἰδεῖν ἐφιέμενος Χριστόν, στολαῖς ἐφαίδρυνας, τῶν ἀρετῶν σεαυτόν, ἐξυφανθείσαις σοι ἄνωθεν, καὶ παρίστασαι γηθόμενος, τῷ ἀθανάτῳ Βασιλεῖ βοῶν πανόλβιε· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Desiring to behold Christ, you made yourself bright with garments of virtues woven for you from above and you stand rejoicing beside the immortal King, truly happy one, crying out: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [VPA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Νοὸς καρτερίᾳ τὸν πικρόν, ὑπέστης θάνατον, πυρὶ ὀπτώμενος, ὡς ἄρτος Ἔνδοξε ἥδιστος, τοῦ τῶν ὅλων Βασιλεύοντος, ᾧ παριστάμενος βοᾷς, ἀγαλλομένῃ ψυχῇ· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

You submitted to a bitter death with steadfastness of mind, glorious one, being baked in fire as a delectable bread for the king of all. Standing in His presence you cry out with a joyous soul: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [VPA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἄγγελοι Κυρίου, οὐρανοὶ Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, you heavens of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Εἰληφὼς παρὰ Θεοῦ σαφῶς, τὴν χάριν Ἔνδοξε λύειν νοσήματα, διώκειν πνεύματα πάντοτε, τὴν ψυχὴν ἐξασθενοῦσάν μου, ἁμαρτιῶν ταῖς προσβολαῖς, ἴασαι δέομαι, ἵνα κράζω· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Having clearly received from God the grace to loose afflictions and to drive away spirits, glorious one, I beg you: heal my soul which is ailing from the attacks of sins, so that I may cry: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [VPA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, ὕδατα πάντα τὰ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you waters above the heaven, all you powers of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Στίγμασι πολλοῖς ὡραϊσθείς, ὑπῆλθες Ἅγιε, τὸ πῦρ τὸ ἄστεκτον, καὶ ὡς ὀχήματι ἔνδοξε ἐπιβὰς τούτῳ, ἀνέδραμες, πρὸς ὃν ἐπόθησας Θεόν, μέλπων γηθόμενος· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Having been made beautiful with many wounds, holy one, you bore the unendurable fire, and having mounted upon it as a chariot, you went up to God for whom you yearned, rejoicing and singing: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [VPA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, ἄστρα τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, you sun and moon, you stars of heaven, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὦ θαῦμα! πῶς τέτοκας Θεὸν βροτὸν γενόμενον, θεοχαρίτωτε; πῶς ἀκατάφλεκτος ἔμεινας, πῦρ τὸ ἄστεκτον χωρήσασα; χαριστηρίοις σε φωναῖς· ὅθεν δοξάζομεν καὶ βοῶμεν· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

O wonder! How did you, who are graced by God, bear God become mortal? How did you remain unburned having contained the unendurable fire? Therefore we glorify you with thankful voices and cry out: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [VPA]

(διαβαστά)

(read)

Στίχοι Ἐνδιάμεσοι Ὀγδόης ᾨδῆς.

Intermediate Verses of Ode Eight.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πᾶς ὄμβρος καὶ δρόσος, πάντα τὰ πνεύματα, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, every shower and dew, all you winds, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Εὐλογεῖτε, πῦρ καὶ καῦμα, ψῦχος καὶ καύσων, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you fire and heat, you winter cold and summer heat, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε δρόσοι καὶ νιφετοί, πάγοι καὶ ψῦχος, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you dews and snows, you frost and cold, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πάχναι καὶ χιόνες, ἀστραπαὶ καὶ νεφέλαι τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you hoarfrosts and snows, you lightning and clouds, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, φῶς καὶ σκότος, νύκτες καὶ ἡμέραι, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you light and darkness, you night and day, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, γῆ, ὄρη καὶ βουνοί, καὶ πάντα τὰ φυόμενα ἐν αὐτῇ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you earth, you mountains and hills, and all you things growing on the earth, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πηγαί, θάλασσα, καὶ ποταμοί, κήτη, καὶ πάντα τὰ κινούμενα ἐν τοῖς ὕδασι, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Bless the Lord, you springs, you seas and rivers, you sea-monsters and everything that moves in the waters, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

(ἐμμελῶς)

(sung)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸν ἄναρχον Βασιλέα.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. (NM) The eternal King of glory

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, all you birds of heaven, all you wild animals and cattle, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Ὡς ἄνθρακες τοῦ πυρὸς τοῦ ἀΰλου, συμφλέξατε τὰ ὑλώδη μου πάθη, ἀνάπτοντές μοι νῦν, τὸν ἔρωτα τῆς θείας, Ἀπόστολοι ἀγάπης.

As coals of immaterial fire, O apostles, burn up my material passions and kindle within me now a longing for divine love. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, εὐλογείτω Ἰσραὴλ τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O children of men. Bless the Lord, O Israel, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Τὰς σάλπιγγας τὰς εὐήχους τοῦ Λόγου, τιμήσωμεν, δι' ὧν πέπτωκε τείχη, ἀνίδρυτα ἐχθροῦ, καὶ τῆς θεογνωσίας, ἑδράσθησαν ἐπάλξεις.

Let us honour the well-tuned trumpets of the Word, which have caused the ill-founded walls of the enemy to fall, and have firmly established the ramparts of the knowledge of God. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἱερεῖς Κυρίου, δοῦλοι Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O priests of the Lord, O servants of the Lord, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Ἰνδάλματα ἐμπαθῆ τῆς ψυχῆς μου, συντρίψατε οἱ ναούς τε καὶ στήλας, συντρίψαντες ἐχθροῦ, Ἀπόστολοι Κυρίου, ναοὶ ἡγιασμένοι.

Break in pieces the passionate idols of my soul, as ye brake in pieces the temples and pillars of the enemy, O apostles of the Lord, consecrated temples. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, πνεύματα καὶ ψυχαὶ Δικαίων, ὅσιοι καὶ ταπεινοὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, O holy ones and humble in heart, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἐχώρησας τὸν ἀχώρητον φύσει, ἐβάστασας τὸν βαστάζοντα πάντα, ἐθήλασας Ἁγνή, τὸν τρέφοντα τὴν Κτίσιν, Χριστὸν τὸν ζωοδότην.

O pure Virgin, thou hast contained Him who by nature cannot be contained; thou hast held Him who upholds all things; thou hast given suck to Him who sustains the creation, Christ the Giver of Life. [KW]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸν ἄναρχον Βασιλέα.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. (NM) The eternal King of glory

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἀνανία, Ἀζαρία, καὶ Μισαήλ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Τοῦ Πνεύματος τῇ ἀρχιτεκτονίᾳ, δειμάμενοι πᾶσαν τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν, Ἀπόστολοι Χριστοῦ, ἐν ταύτῃ εὐλογεῖτε, Χριστὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O apostles of Christ, with the Spirit as architect ye have built the whole Church, within it ye bless Christ for ever. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἀπόστολοι, Προφῆται, καὶ Μάρτυρες Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: Bless the Lord, O Apostles, Prophets, and Martyrs, and exalt Him beyond measure, unto all the ages. [SAAS]

Σαλπίσαντες σάλπιγξι τῶν δογμάτων, κατέστρεψαν οἱ Ἀπόστολοι πᾶσαν, πλάνην εἰδωλικήν, Χριστὸν ὑπερυψοῦντες, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Sounding the trumpets of the dogmas, the apostles have overthrown all the error of idolatry, exalting Christ above all for ever. [KW]

Στίχ. Εὐλογοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱὸν καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Verse: We bless the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we sing a hymn to Him and exalt Him beyond measure unto the ages. [SAAS]

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Τρισήλιε παμφαὴς θεαρχία, ὁμόδοξε καὶ ὁμόθρονε φύσις, Πατὴρ ὁ παντουργός, Υἱὲ καὶ θεῖον Πνεῦμα, ὑμνῶ σε εἰς αἰῶνας.

O threefold Sun, all-radiant Sovereignty of God, O Nature one in glory, one in throne: Father all-creating, Son and Spirit of God, I praise Thee for ever. [KW]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡς ἔντιμον καὶ ὑπέρτατον θρόνον, ὑμνήσωμεν τοῦ Θεοῦ τὴν Μητέρα, ἀπαύστως οἱ λαοί, τὴν μόνην μετὰ τόκον, Μητέρα καὶ Παρθένον.

As a throne honoured and most high, let us praise in ceaseless song the Mother of God, O ye peoples, for she alone is both a Mother and a Virgin after childbirth. [KW]

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode pl. 4.

Τὸν ἄναρχον Βασιλέα τῆς δόξης, ὂν φρίττουσι στρατιαὶ τῶν Ἀγγέλων, ὑμνεῖτε ἱερεῖς, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The regiments of the Angels all shudder * at the unoriginate King of glory. * O priest and people praise and exalt Him beyond measure, * unto all the ages. [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

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 4.

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

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

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

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

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

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

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

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

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

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

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

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

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

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

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

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

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

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

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

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

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

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

Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

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

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κανὼν τοῦ Μάρτυρος.

Canon for the Martyr.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Λίθος ἀχειρότμητος ὄρους, ἐξ ἀλαξεύτου σου Παρθένε, ἀκρογωνιαῖος ἐτμήθη, Χριστὸς συνάψας τὰς διεστώσας φύσεις. Διὸ ἐπαγαλλόμενοι σὲ Θεοτόκε μεγαλύνομεν.

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]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἱερολογίαις σε θείαις, Μάρτυς Χριστοῦ ἀνευφημοῦμεν, ὡς τῷ Βασιλεῖ τῶν αἰώνων, ὑπερβαλλόντως εὐαρεστήσαντα, καὶ καθελόντα ξόανα, τῆς ἀπωλείας ἀνδρικώτατα.

Martyr of Christ, we honor you with sacred and divine hymns, for having exceedingly pleased the King of the ages and most bravely destroyed the carved images of perdition. [VPA]

Στίχ. Εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, ὅτι ἐπεσκέψατο καὶ ἐποίησε λύτρωσιν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ.

Verse: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people. [RSV]

Ὡς ὑπερφυεῖς σου οἱ πόνοι! ὡς εὐκλεεῖς σου οἱ ἱδρῶτες! οὓς ὑπενεγκῶν διὰ Χριστόν, ἀῤῥήτου δόξης Μάρτυς ἠξίωσαι, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν δεόμενος, τῶν εὐσεβῶς μακαριζόντων σε.

How far beyond nature are your sufferings! How famous are your labors! Having endured them for Christ you were made worthy of indescribable glory, as you pray for us who piously bless you. [VPA]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἤγειρε κέρας σωτηρίας ἡμῖν, ἐν οἴκῳ Δαυῒδ τοῦ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ.

Verse: And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David. [RSV]

Σήμερον ἡ πόλις Μυρέων, περιφανῶς πανηγυρίζει, ᾄδουσα τοὺς ἄθλους σου Μάρτυς, καὶ τοὺς κινδύνους καὶ τὰ παλαίσματα, ἅπερ γενναίως ἤνεγκας, ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ ἀγωνισάμενος.

Today the city of Myra manifestly feasts, singing of your struggles, O martyr, and the dangers and contests which you nobly bore while contending for Christ. [VPA]

Στίχ. Καθὼς ἐλάλησε διὰ στόματος τῶν ἁγίων, τῶν ἀπ' αἰῶνος Προφητῶν αὐτοῦ. Σωτηρίαν ἐξ ἐχθρῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς πάντων τῶν μισούντων ἡμᾶς.

Verse: As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us. [RSV]

Ἡμεροφαῆ ὡς ἀστέρα, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σε γνωρίζει, θείαις φρυκτωρίαις τὸν κόσμον, Μεγαλομάρτυς περιαυγάζοντα· ὅθεν τελεῖ τὴν μνήμην σου, τὴν φωτοφόρον εὐφημοῦσά σε.

The Church knows you as a star that shines by day, illuminating the whole world round with divine beacons of light, O great martyr. Therefore she keeps your light-bearing memorial praising you. [VPA]

Στίχ. Ποιῆσαι ἔλεος μετὰ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ μνησθῆναι διαθήκης ἁγίας αὐτοῦ.

Verse: To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Φῶς ἡμῖν ἀνέτειλε Κόρη, ἐκ φωτοφόρου σου νηδύος, ὁ Δημιουργὸς τοῦ ἡλίου, καὶ τῆς σελήνης Χριστὸς ὁ Κύριος, ὃν ἐκτενῶς ἱκέτευε, φωταγωγῆσαι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Light arose upon us from your light-bearing womb, maiden - the one who crafted the sun and moon, Christ the Lord. Earnestly entreat Him to illumine our souls. [VPA]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Κυρίως Θεοτόκον.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. (NM) Saved through thee, pure Virgin

Στίχ. Ὅρκον, ὃν ὤμοσε πρὸς Ἀβραὰμ τὸν πατέρα ἡμῶν, τοῦ δοῦναι ἡμῖν ἀφόβως, ἐκ χειρὸς τῶν ἐχθρῶν ἡμῶν ῥυσθέντας.

Verse: The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we, be[ing] delivered from the hand of our enemies. [RSV]

Πηγαὶ τοῦ σωτηρίου, νάματος δειχθέντες, τὴν ἐκτακεῖσαν ψυχήν μου, Ἀπόστολοι, τῆς ἁμαρτίας τῇ δίψῃ, καταδροσίσατε.

Ye were revealed, O apostles, as fountains of the water of salvation: bring refreshment to my soul that faints from the thirst of sin. [KW]

Στίχ. Λατρεύειν αὐτῷ ἐν ὁσιότητι καὶ δικαιοσύνῃ ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ, πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν.

Verse: [That we] might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. [RSV]

Νηχόμενον πελάγει, τῷ τῆς ἀπωλείας, καὶ ὑποβρύχιον ἤδη γενόμενον, σῇ δεξιᾷ, ὡς τὸν Πέτρον, Κύριε σῶσόν με.

I am swimming in the deep waters of destruction and have come near to drowning: with Thy right hand, O Lord, save me as Thou hast saved Peter. [KW]

Στίχ. Καὶ σύ, Παιδίον, Προφήτης Ὑψίστου κληθήσῃ· προπορεύσῃ γὰρ πρὸ προσώπου Κυρίου ἑτοιμάσαι ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ.

Verse: And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways. [RSV]

Ὡς ἅλας τῶν νοστίμων, ὄντες διδαγμάτων, τὴν σηπεδόνα νοός μου ξηράνατε, καὶ τῆς ἀγνοίας τὸ σκότος, ἀποδιώξατε.

Ye are the salt that gives savour to the teachings of salvation: dry up the rottenness of my mind and dispel the darkness of my ignorance. [KW]

Στίχ. Τοῦ δοῦναι γνῶσιν σωτηρίας τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ, ἐν ἀφέσει ἁμαρτιῶν αὐτῶν, διὰ σπλάγχνα ἐλέους Θεοῦ ἡμῶν.

Verse: To give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Χαρὰν ὡς τετοκυῖα, πένθος μοι παράσχου, δι' οὗ τὴν θείαν παράκλησιν Δέσποινα, ἐν τῇ μελλούσῃ ἡμέρᾳ εὐρεῖν δυνήσομαι.

O Lady, thou hast brought forth our Joy: grant me the spirit of mourning that in the coming Day of Judgement I may be comforted by God. [KW]

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 2 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σὲ τὴν οὐρανοῦ.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. (NM) With all generations we magnify thee

Στίχ. Ἐν οἷς ἐπεσκέψατο ἡμᾶς ἀνατολὴ ἐξ ὕψους, ἐπιφᾶναι τοῖς ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ θανάτου καθημένοις.

Verse: When the day shall dawn upon us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. [RSV]

Σὲ τὸ εὐκλεὲς τῶν Ἀποστόλων, σύστημα ᾠδαῖς μεγαλύνομεν· τῆς οἰκουμένης φωστῆρες γὰρ φαιδροί, ἐδείχθητε τὴν πλάνην ἐκδιώκοντες.

We magnify you in our hymns, O glorious company of the apostles: for ye have been revealed as shining lights of the inhabited earth, driving out error. [KW]

Στίχ. Τοῦ κατευθῦναι τοὺς πόδας ἡμῶν εἰς ὁδὸν εἰρήνης.

Verse: To guide our feet into the way of peace. [RSV]

Εὐαγγελικὴ ὑμῶν σαγήνη, λογικοὺς ἰχθύας ἀγρεύοντες, αὐτοὺς προσφέρετε πάντοτε Χριστῷ, ὀψώνιον Ἀπόστολοι μακάριοι.

O blessed apostles, catching rational fish with the net of the Gospel, bring them always as an offering to Christ. [KW]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Σὲ τὴν τρισυπόστατον Μονάδα, Πάτερ, καὶ Υἱὲ σὺν τῷ Πνεύματι, ἕνα Θεὸν ὁμοούσιον ὑμνῶ, Τριάδα ὁμοδύναμον καὶ ἄναρχον.

I sing Thy praises, Unity in three Persons, Father, Son and Spirit, on God, consubstantial Trinity, equal in power and without beginning. [KW]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὲ τὴν παιδοτόκον καὶ Παρθένον, πᾶσαι γενεαὶ μακαρίζομεν, ὡς διὰ σοῦ λυτρωθέντες τῆς ἀρᾶς· χαρὰν γὰρ ἡμῖν ἔτεκες τὸν Κύριον.

With all generations we call thee blessed, O Mother and Virgin: through thee we are delivered from the curse, for thou hast borne the Lord our Joy. [KW]

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode pl. 4.

Σὲ τὴν οὐρανοῦ καὶ γῆς μεσῖτιν, πᾶσαι γενεαὶ μεγαλύνομεν· σωματικῶς γὰρ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν σοί, τὸ πλήρωμα Παρθένε τῆς Θεότητος.

We, all generations, magnify you, the mediator between heaven and earth. Indeed, O Virgin, the fullness of the Godhead dwelt in you physically. [SD]

Ἄξιόν ἐστιν ὡς ἀληθῶς μακαρίζειν σε τὴν Θεοτόκον, τὴν ἀειμακάριστον καὶ παναμώμητον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν. Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν, ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως, Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, ever blessed, most pure, and Mother of our God. 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]

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

Φωταγωγικά

Photagogic Hymns

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Ἐξαπόστειλον τὸ φῶς σου, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ φώτισον τὴν καρδίαν μου, πρεσβείαις τῶν Ἀποστόλων, καὶ σῶσόν με.

Send out Your light, O Christ God, and enlighten our hearts, by the intercessions of the Apostles, and save me. [SD]

Ἐξαπόστειλον τὸ φῶς σου, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ φώτισον τὴν καρδίαν μου, πρεσβείαις τοῦ Ἱεράρχου, καὶ σῶσόν με.

Send out Your light, O Christ God, and enlighten our hearts, by the intercessions of the Hierarch, and save me. [SD]

Ἐξαπόστειλον τὸ φῶς σου, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ φώτισον τὴν καρδίαν μου, πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, καὶ σῶσόν με.

Send out Your light, O Christ God, and enlighten our hearts, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, and save me. [SD]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Οἱ Αἶνοι. (διαβαστά)

Lauds. (read)

Ψαλμὸς ΡΜΗʹ (148).

Psalm 148.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν πάντα τὰ ἄστρα καὶ τὸ φῶς. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν, αὐτὸς ἐνετείλατο, καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν. Ἔστησεν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· πρόσταγμα ἔθετο, καὶ οὐ παρελεύσεται. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, δράκοντες καὶ πᾶσαι ἄβυσσοι· πῦρ, χάλαζα, χιών, κρύσταλλος, πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, τὰ ποιοῦντα τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ· τὰ ὄρη καὶ πάντες οἱ βουνοί, ξύλα καρποφόρα καὶ πᾶσαι κέδροι· τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, ἑρπετὰ καὶ πετεινὰ πτερωτά· βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ πάντες λαοί, ἄρχοντες καὶ πάντες κριταὶ γῆς· νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων· αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι ὑψώθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ μόνου· ἡ ἐξομολόγησις αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ. Καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας λαοῦ αὐτοῦ· ὕμνος πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ, λαῷ ἐγγίζοντι αὐτῷ.

Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the highest. Praise Him, all you His angels; praise Him, all you His hosts. 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. [SAAS]

Ψαλμὸς ΡΜΘʹ(149).

Psalm 149.

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ὁσίων. Εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Σιὼν ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν ἐπὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐν χορῷ, ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ ψαλτηρίῳ ψαλάτωσαν αὐτῷ, ὅτι εὐδοκεῖ Κύριος ἐν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑψώσει πραεῖς ἐν σωτηρίᾳ. Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν. Αἱ ὑψώσεις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν, καὶ ῥομφαῖαι δίστομοι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐκδίκησιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἐλεγμοὺς ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς, τοῦ δῆσαι τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν πέδαις καὶ τοὺς ἐνδόξους αὐτῶν ἐν χειροπέδαις σιδηραῖς, τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν αὐτοῖς κρῖμα ἔγγραπτον· δόξα αὕτη ἔσται πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ.

Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His holy ones. Let Israel be glad in Him who made him, and let the children of Zion greatly rejoice in their King. Let them praise His name with dance; with tambourine and harp let them sing to Him; for the Lord is pleased with His people, and He shall exalt the gentle with salvation. The holy ones shall boast in glory, and they shall greatly rejoice on their beds; the high praise of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand, to deal retribution to the nations, reproving among the peoples, to shackle their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to fulfill among them the written judgment: This glory have all His holy ones. [SAAS]

Ψαλμὸς ΡΝʹ (150).

Psalm 150.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν θεὸν ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν στερεώματι τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ. Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῷ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνῳ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Praise God in His saints; praise Him in the firmament of His power; praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. Praise Him with the sound of a trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre; praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute; praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Alleluia. [SAAS]

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.

Δοξολογία (διαβαστά)

Doxology (read)

Σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, Κύριε, 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. Ἀμήν. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία. Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν. Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ· Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα. 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. Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν. Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε, καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος. Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με· ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι. Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον· δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου. Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς· ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς. Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε. Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν. Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε· δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Δέσποτα· συνέτισόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητός εἶ, Ἅγιε· φώτισόν με τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου. Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα· τὰ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σου μὴ παρίδῃς. Σοὶ πρέπει αἶνος, σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος, σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

To you belongs glory, O Lord our God, and to you we send up glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men. We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you, and we thank you, for your great glory. Lord, King, Heavenly God, Father Almighty; only-begotten Son, Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit. Lord God, the Lamb of God, the 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 of the Father, and have mercy on us. For you are the only Holy One, you are the only Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. Every day I shall bless you, and I shall praise your name forever, and unto the ages of ages. Lord, you have become for us a refuge from generation to generation. I have said: Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against you. Lord, to you I have fled; 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. Extend your mercy to those who know you. Grant, O Lord, that in this day we may be kept without sin. Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our Fathers, and praised and glorified is your name unto the ages. Amen. Let your mercy, Lord, come upon us, just as we have hoped in you. Blessed are you, O Lord, teach me your commandments. Blessed are you, O Master, make me understand your commandments. Blessed are you, O Holy One, enlighten me with your commandments. Lord, your mercy remains forever, do not turn away from the works of your hands. To you belongs praise, to you belongs a hymn, to you belongs glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. 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 εἴ τι 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. )

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀπόστιχα. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Aposticha. From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 4.

Ταῖς λῃστρικαῖς ἐφόδοις, περιπεσοῦσα ψυχή μου, δεινῶς τετραυμάτισαι, ἐξ οἰκείων πταισμάτων, παραδοθεῖσα ἀνοήτοις ἐχθροῖς, ἀλλ' ὡς ἔχουσα καιρόν, ἐν κατανύξει βόησον· Ἐλπὶς ἀπηλπισμένων, ζωὴ ἀπεγνωσμένων, Σωτὴρ ἀνάστησον, καὶ σῶσόν με.

Into the ambushes of thieves thou hast fallen, O my soul, and thou art sorely wounded, delivered through thine own sins into the hands of enemies without reason. But while thou still hast time, cry out with compunction: O hope of the hopeless, life of the despairing, raise me up, O Saviour, and save me. [KW]

Στίχ. Πρὸς σὲ ἦρα τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου τὸν κατοικοῦντα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ. Ἰδοὺ ὡς ὀφθαλμοὶ δούλων εἰς χεῖρας τῶν Κυρίων αὐτῶν, ὡς ὀφθαλμοὶ παιδίσκης εἰς χεῖρας τῆς Κυρίας αὐτῆς, οὕτως οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν πρὸς Κύριον τὸν θεὸν ἡμῶν, ἕως οὗ οἰκτειρῆσαι ἡμᾶς.

Verse: I lift my eyes to You, who dwell in heaven. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hands of their masters, as the eyes of the maidservant look to the hands of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God until He shall have compassion on us. [SAAS]

Ταῖς λῃστρικαῖς ἐφόδοις, περιπεσοῦσα ψυχή μου, δεινῶς τετραυμάτισαι, ἐξ οἰκείων πταισμάτων, παραδοθεῖσα ἀνοήτοις ἐχθροῖς, ἀλλ' ὡς ἔχουσα καιρόν, ἐν κατανύξει βόησον· Ἐλπὶς ἀπηλπισμένων, ζωὴ ἀπεγνωσμένων, Σωτὴρ ἀνάστησον, καὶ σῶσόν με.

Into the ambushes of thieves thou hast fallen, O my soul, and thou art sorely wounded, delivered through thine own sins into the hands of enemies without reason. But while thou still hast time, cry out with compunction: O hope of the hopeless, life of the despairing, raise me up, O Saviour, and save me. [KW]

Μαρτυρικόν.

For the Martyrs.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Στίχ. Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὅτι ἐπὶ πολὺ ἐπλήσθημεν ἐξουδενώσεως, ἐπὶ πλεῖον ἐπλήσθη ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν. Τὸ ὄνειδος τοῖς εὐθηνοῦσι, καὶ ἡ ἐξουδένωσις τοῖς ὑπερηφάνοις.

Verse: Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, for we are greatly filled with contempt; our soul is greatly filled with it. We are a disgrace to those who prosper, and a contempt to the arrogant. [SAAS]

Τὸν θώρακα τῆς πίστεως, ἐνδυσάμενοι καλῶς, καὶ τῷ τύπῳ τοῦ Σταυροῦ, καθοπλίσαντες ἑαυτούς, στρατιῶται εὐσθενεῖς ἀνεδείχθητε, τοῖς τυράννοις ἀνδρείως ἀντικατέστητε, καὶ διαβόλου τὴν πλάνην κατηδαφίσατε, νικηταὶ γενόμενοι, τῶν στεφάνων ἠξιώθητε, πρεσβεύσατε τοῦ σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Clothed in the armour of faith, ⁄ armed with the sign of the cross, ⁄ you were soldiers who were worthy of God. ⁄ Manfully you opposed the torturers, ⁄ crushing the devil’s deceits. ⁄ You were victors, made worthy of crowns. ⁄⁄ Pray to Christ for us that our souls may be saved. [OCA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Δέχου τὰς φωνὰς τῶν οἰκετῶν σου, πάναγνε Παρθένε Θεοτόκε, καὶ πρέσβευε ἀπαύστως, πλημμελημάτων λύσιν, καὶ εἰρήνην δωρηθῆναι ἡμῖν.

O all-pure Virgin Theotokos, accept the supplications of thy servants, and pray without ceasing that we may be given peace and the remission of our sins. [KW]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἀγαθὸν τὸ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ψάλλειν τῷ ὀνόματί σου, Ύψιστε· τοῦ ἀναγγέλλειν τῷ πρωΐ τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου κατὰ νύκτα.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your mercy in the morning and Your truth at night. [SAAS]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τρισάγιον.

Trisagion Prayers.

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. 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.

Παναγία Τριάς, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Κύριε, ἱλάσθητι ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν. Δέσποτα, συγχώρησον τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῖν. Ἅγιε, ἐπίσκεψαι καὶ ἴασαι τὰς ἀσθενείας ἡμῶν, ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name's sake.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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.

Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου. Ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου. Γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον. Καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν. Καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ρῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

For Thine 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. )

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἐν τῷ Ναῷ ἑστῶτες τῆς δόξης σου, ἐν οὐρανῷ ἑστάναι νομίζομεν· Θεοτόκε, πύλη ἐπουράνιε, ἄνοιξον ἡμῖν τὴν θύραν τοῦ ἐλέους σου.

Standing in your glorious church, O Theotokos, we think we are standing in heaven. O heavenly Gate, open to us the door of your mercy.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (μʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (40)

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.

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.

Ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου εὐλόγησον, Πάτερ.

In the name of the Lord, Father, bless!

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Ἐπουράνιε Βασιλεῦ, τοὺς πιστοὺς ἄρχοντας ἡμῶν στερέωσον· τὴν πίστιν στήριξον· τὰ ἔθνη πράυνον· τὸν κόσμον εἰρήνευσον· τὴν ἁγίαν Ἐκκλησίαν (ἢ Μονὴν) ταύτην καλῶς διαφύλαξον· τοὺς προαπελθόντας πατέρας καὶ ἀδελφοὺς ἡμῶν ἐν σκηναῖς δικαίων τάξον· καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐν μετανοίᾳ καὶ ἐξομολογήσει παράλαβε, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

O heavenly King, uphold our rulers, strengthen the Faith, calm the nations, give peace to the world. Protect this holy Church (or, Monastery); grant our departed fathers and brethren that they may dwell with the righteous, and accept us in repentance and confession; for You are good and love mankind.

( Ἀμήν. )

( Amen. )

Καὶ ποιοῦμεν Μετανοίας τρεῖς μεγάλας, λέγοντες μυστικῶς ἐν ἑκάστῃ Μετανοίᾳ ἀνὰ Στίχον τῆς ἑπομένης Εὐχῆς τοῦ Ὁσίου Ἐφραίμ.

We now make three prostrations: i.e. we recite the Prayer of St. Ephraim (quietly or mentally), and with each verse we make a bow or prostration.

Εὐχὴ τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἐφραίμ

Prayer of St. Ephraim

Κύριε καὶ Δέσποτα τῆς ζωῆς μου, πνεῦμα ἀργίας, περιεργίας, φιλαρχίας καὶ ἀργολογίας μή μοι δῷς.

O Lord and Master of my life, do not permit the spirit of laziness and meddling, the lust for power and idle talk to come into me.

Πνεῦμα δὲ σωφροσύνης, ταπεινοφροσύνης, ὑπομονῆς καὶ ἀγάπης χάρισαί μοι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Instead, grant me, your servant, the spirit of prudence, humility, patience and love.

Ναί, Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου. Ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Yes, Lord and King, give me the power to see my own faults and not to judge my brother. For you are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Μετὰ δὲ ταύτας, ἑτέρας μικρὰς ιβ Μετανοίας, λέγοντες καθ' ἑκάστην, "Ὁ Θεός, ἱλάσθητί μοι τῷ ἁμαρτωλῷ, καὶ ἐλέησόν με." Εἶ αὖθις Μετάνοιαν μεγάλην μίαν, λέγοντες πάλιν τὸν τελευταῖον στίχον τῆς ἀνωτέρω Εὐχῆς.

Then we make the sign of the cross 12 times, each time saying, "God, be gracious to me a sinner and have mercy on me." Then we repeat the third verse of the Prayer (quietly or mentally) and make a final bow or prostration.

Ναί, Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου. Ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Yes, Lord and King, give me the power to see my own faults and not to judge my brother. For you are blessed unto the ages of ages. Amen. [HC]

Ἀναστάντες δέ ἀρχόμεθα· "Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν…" καὶ ψάλλομεν τὴν Αʹ Ὥραν.

Then we begin the First Hour, saying: "Come let us worship…"

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or:

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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

Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ καλλινίκων μαρτύρων· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May 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…"

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. )