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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

Ἦχος γʹ. Τῇ Πέμπτῃ Πρωΐ

Mode 3. On Thursday Morning

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CHOIR

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.)

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ΚΑΝΩΝ Ο ΜΕΓΑΣ

The Great Canon

Ποίημα Ἀνδρέου Κρήτης.

By Andrew of Crete.

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode pl. 2. Heirmos.

Βοηθὸς καὶ σκεπαστὴς ἐγένετό μοι εἰς σωτηρίαν, οὗτός μου Θεός, καὶ δοξάσω αὐτόν, Θεὸς τοῦ Πατρός μου καὶ ὑψώσω αὐτόν· ἐνδόξως γὰρ δεδόξασται. (δίς)

He became for me a helper and a shelterer for salvation. * He is my God, and I will glorify Him, * the God of my father, and Him will I exalt, * for He is greatly glorified. (2)

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Πόθεν ἄρξομαι θρηνεῖν, τὰς τοῦ ἀθλίου μου βίου πράξεις; ποίαν ἀπαρχήν, ἐπιθήσω Χριστέ, τῇ νῦν θρηνῳδίᾳ; ἀλλ' ὡς εὔσπλαγχνός μοι δός, παραπτωμάτων ἄφεσιν.

Where shall I begin to weep for the actions of my wretched life? What first-fruit shall I offer, O Christ, in this my lamentation? But in Your compassion grant me forgiveness of sins.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Δεῦρο τάλαινα ψυχή, σὺν τῇ σαρκί σου τῷ πάντων Κτίστῃ, ἐξομολογοῦ καὶ ἀπόσχου λοιπόν, τῆς πρὶν ἀλογίας, καὶ προσάγαγε Θεόν, ἐν μετανοίᾳ δάκρυα.

Come, wretched soul, with your flesh to the Creator of all. Make confession to Him, and abstain henceforth from your past brutishness; and offer to God tears of repentance.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν πρωτόπλαστον Ἀδάμ, τῇ παραβάσει παραζηλώσας, ἔγνων ἐμαυτόν, γυμνωθέντα Θεοῦ, καὶ τῆς ἀϊδίου, βασιλείας καὶ τρυφῆς, διὰ τὰς ἁμαρτίας μου.

I have rivaled in transgression Adam the first-formed man, and I have found myself stripped naked of God, of the eternal Kingdom and its joy, because of my sins.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Οἴμοι τάλαινα ψυχή! τί ὡμοιώθης τῇ πρώτῃ Εὔᾳ; εἶδες γὰρ κακῶς, καὶ ἐτρώθης πικρῶς, καὶ ἥψω τοῦ ξύλου, καὶ ἐγεύσω προπετῶς, τῆς παραλόγου βρώσεως.

Woe to you, miserable soul! How like you are to the first Eve! For you looked in wickedness and were grievously wounded; you have touched the tree and rashly tasted the deceptive food.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἀντὶ Εὔας αἰσθητῆς, ἡ νοητή μοι κατέστη Εὔα, ὁ ἐν τῇ σαρκί, ἐμπαθὴς λογισμός, δεικνὺς τὰ ἡδέα, καὶ γευόμενος ἀεί, τῆς πικρᾶς καταπόσεως.

Instead of the visible Eve, I have the Eve of the mind: the passionate thought in my flesh, showing me what seems sweet; yet whenever I taste from it, I find it bitter.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐπαξίως τῆς Ἐδέμ, προεξεῤῥίφη ὡς μὴ φυλάξας, μίαν σου Σωτήρ, ἐντολὴν ὁ Ἀδάμ, ἐγὼ δὲ τί πάθω, ἀθετῶν διαπαντὸς τὰ ζωηρά σου λόγια;

Adam was justly banished from Eden because he disobeyed one commandment of Yours, O Savior. What then shall I suffer, for I am always rejecting Your words of life?

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν τοῦ Κάϊν ὑπελθών, μιαιφονίαν τῇ προαιρέσει, γέγονα φονεύς, συνειδότι ψυχῆς, ζωώσας τὴν σάρκα, καὶ στρατεύσας κατ' αὐτῆς, ταῖς πονηραῖς μου πράξεσι.

By my own free choice have I incurred the guilt of Cain's murder. I have killed my conscience, bringing the flesh to life and making war upon the soul by my wicked actions.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τῇ τοῦ Ἄβελ Ἰησοῦ, οὐχ ὡμοιώθην δικαιοσύνῃ, δῶρά σοι δεκτά, οὐ προσῆξα ποτέ, οὐ πράξεις ἐνθέους, οὐ θυσίαν καθαράν, οὐ βίον ἀνεπίληπτον.

O Jesus, I have not been like Abel in his righteousness. Never have I offered You acceptable gifts or godly actions, a pure sacrifice or an unblemished life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὡς ὁ Κάϊν καὶ ἡμεῖς, ψυχὴ ἀθλία τῷ πάντων Κτίστῃ, πράξεις ῥυπαράς, καὶ θυσίαν ψεκτήν, καὶ ἄχρηστον βίον, προσηγάγομεν ὁμοῦ· διὸ καὶ κατεκρίθημεν.

Like Cain, O miserable soul, we too have offered, to the Creator of all, defiled actions and a polluted sacrifice and a worthless life: and so we also are condemned.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν πηλὸν ὁ κεραμεύς, ζωοπλαστήσας ἐνέθηκάς μοι, σάρκα καὶ ὀστᾶ, καὶ πνοὴν καὶ ζωήν. Ἀλλ' ὦ Ποιητά μου, Λυτρωτά μου καὶ Κριτὰ μετανοοῦντα δέξαι με.

As the potter molds the clay, You fashioned me, giving me flesh and bones, breath and life. But accept me in repentance, O my Maker and Deliverer and Judge.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐξαγγέλλω σοι Σωτήρ, τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἃς εἰργασάμην, καὶ τὰς τῆς ψυχῆς, καὶ τοῦ σώματός μου πληγάς, ἃς μοι ἔνδον, μιαιφόνοι λογισμοί, λῃστρικῶς ἐναπέθηκαν.

I confess to You, O Savior, the sins I have committed, the wounds of my soul and body, which murderous thoughts, like thieves, have inflicted inwardly upon me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Εἰ καὶ ἥμαρτον Σωτήρ, ἀλλ' οἶδα ὅτι φιλάνθρωπος εἶ, πλήττεις συμπαθῶς, καὶ σπλαγχνίζῃ θερμῶς, δακρύοντα βλέπεις, καὶ προστρέχεις ὡς Πατήρ, ἀνακαλῶν τὸν Ἄσωτον.

Though I have sinned, O Savior, yet I know that You are full of loving-kindness. You chastise with mercy and are fervent in compassion. You see me weeping and You run to meet me, like the Father calling back the Prodigal Son.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐῤῥιμμένον με Σωτήρ, πρὸ τῶν θυρῶν σου κἂν ἐν τῷ γήρει, μή με ἀποῤῥίψῃς εἰς ᾍδου κενόν, ἀλλὰ πρὸ τοῦ τέλους, ὡς φιλάνθρωπός μοι δός, παραπτωμάτων ἄφεσιν.

I lie as an outcast before Your gate, O Savior. In my old age cast me not down empty into hell; but, before the end comes, in Your love grant me remission of sins.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ λῃσταῖς περιπεσών, ἐγὼ ὑπάρχων τοῖς λογισμοῖς μου, ὅλως ὑπ' αὐτῶν τετραυμάτισμαι νῦν, ἐπλήσθην μωλώπων, ἀλλ' αὐτός μοι ἐπιστάς, Χριστὲ Σωτὴρ ἰάτρευσον.

I am the man who fell among thieves, even my own thoughts; they have covered all my body with wounds, and I lie beaten and bruised. But come to me, O Christ my Savior, and heal me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἱερεύς με προϊδών, ἀντιπαρῆλθε, καὶ ὁ Λευΐτης, βλέπων ἐν δεινοῖς, ὑπερεῖδε γυμνόν, ἀλλ' ὁ ἐκ Μαρίας, ἀνατείλας Ἰησοῦς, σὺ ἐπιστάς με οἴκτειρον.

The Priest saw me first, but passed by on the other side; the Levite looked on me in my distress but despised my nakedness. O Jesus, sprung from Mary, come to me and take pity on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ Ἀμνὸς ὁ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ αἴρων πάντων τὰς ἁμαρτίας, ἆρον τὸν κλοιὸν ἀπ' ἐμοῦ τὸν βαρύν, τὸν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ ὡς εὔσπλαγχνός μοι δός, δάκρυα κατανύξεως.

O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of all, take from me the heavy yoke of sin, and in Your compassion give me tears of compunction.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Μετανοίας ὁ καιρός, προσέρχομαί σοι τῷ Πλαστουργῷ μου· Ἆρον τὸν κλοιὸν ἀπ' ἐμοῦ τὸν βαρύν, τὸν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ ὡς εὔσπλαγχνός μοι δός, δάκρυα κατανύξεως.

It is time for repentance: to You I come, my Creator. Take from me the heavy yoke of sin, and in Your compassion give me tears of compunction.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Μὴ βδελύξῃ με Σωτήρ, μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς τοῦ σοῦ προσώπου, ἆρον τὸν κλοιόν, ἀπ' ἐμοῦ τὸν βαρύν, τὸν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ ὡς εὔσπλαγχνός μοι δός, παραπτωμάτων ἄφεσιν.

Reject me not, O Savior; cast me not away from Your presence. Take from me the heavy yoke of sin and in Your compassion grant me remission of sins.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰ ἑκούσια Σωτήρ, καὶ τὰ ἀκούσια πταίσματά μου, καὶ τὰ φανερά, καὶ κρυπτὰ καὶ γνωστά, καὶ ἄγνωστα πάντα, συγχωρήσας ὡς Θεός, ἱλάσθητι, καὶ σῶσόν με.

All my offenses, voluntary and involuntary, manifest and hidden, known and unknown, forgive, O Savior, for You are God; be merciful and save me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐκ νεότητος Σωτὴρ τὰς ἐντολάς σου ἐπαρωσάμην, ὅλον ἐμπαθῶς, ἀμελῶν ῥαθυμῶν, παρῆλθον τὸν βίον· διὸ κράζω σοι Σωτήρ, κἂν ἐν τῷ τέλει, σῶσόν με.

From my youth, O Savior, I have rejected Your commandments. Ruled by the passions, I have passed my whole life in heedlessness and sloth. Therefore I cry to You, O Savior, even now at the end: Save me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν οὐσίαν τῆς ψυχῆς, καταναλώσας τῇ ἁμαρτίᾳ, ἔρημός εἰμι ἀρετῶν εὐσεβῶν, λιμώττων δὲ κράζω. ὁ ἐλέους χορηγός, προφθάσας σύ με οἴκτειρον.

As the Prodigal, O Savior, I have wasted the substance of my soul in riotous living, and I am barren of the virtues of holiness. In my hunger I cry: O giver of mercy, come quickly out to meet me and take pity on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Σοὶ προσπίπτω Ἰησοῦ. Ἡμάρτηκά σοι, ἱλάσθητί μοι, ἆρον τὸν κλοιὸν ἀπ' ἐμοῦ τὸν βαρύν, τὸν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος Θεός, μετανοοῦντα δέξαι με.

I fall down, Jesus, at Your feet: I have sinned against You, be merciful to me. Take from me the heavy yoke of sin, and in Your compassion, O God, accept me in repentance.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Μὴ εἰσέλθῃς μετ' ἐμοῦ, ἐν κρίσει φέρων μου τὰ πρακτέα, λόγους ἐκζητῶν, καὶ εὐθύνων ὁρμάς, ἀλλ' ἐν οἰκτιρμοῖς σου, παρορῶν μου τὰ δεινά, σῶσόν με Παντοδύναμε

Enter not into judgment with me, bringing before me the things I should have done, examining my words and correcting my impulses. But in Your mercy overlook my sins and save me, O Lord almighty.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Σύ μοι δίδου φωταυγῆ, ἐκ θείας ἄνωθεν προμηθείας, χάριν ἐκφυγεῖν, τῶν παθῶν σκοτασμόν, καὶ ᾆσαι προθύμως, τοῦ σοῦ βίου τὰ τερπνά, Μαρία διηγήματα.

Grant me the light of grace, from God's providence on high, so that I may flee from the darkness of the passions and sing fervently the joyful tale of your life, O Mary.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ὑποκύψασα Χριστοῦ, τοῖς θείοις νόμοις, τούτῳ προσῆλθες, τὰς τῶν ἡδονῶν ἀκαθέκτους ὁρμάς, λιποῦσα καὶ πᾶσαν, ἀρετὴν πανευλαβῶς, ὡς μίαν ἐκατώρθωσας.

Bowing before the divine laws of Christ, you drew near to Him, forsaking the unbridled longings of sensual pleasure; and in the fear of God you gained all the virtues as if they were one.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Ἱκεσίαις σου ἡμᾶς, Ἀνδρέα ῥῦσαι παθῶν ἀτίμων, καὶ τῆς βασιλείας, νῦν Χριστοῦ κοινωνούς, τοὺς πίστει καὶ πόθῳ, ἀνυμνοῦντάς σε κλεινέ, ἀνάδειξον δεόμεθα.

Through your intercessions, O Andrew, deliver us from shameful passions. We pray you, make us now partakers of Christ's Kingdom; for with faith and love we sing your praises.

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ὑπερούσιε Τριάς, ἡ ἐν Μονάδι προσκυνουμένη, ἆρον τὸν κλοιόν, ἀπ' ἐμοῦ τὸν βαρύν, τὸν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ ὡς εὔσπλαγχνός μοι δός, δάκρυα κατανύξεως.

Trinity beyond all being, worshipped in Unity, take from me the heavy yoke of sin, and in Your compassion grant me tears of compunction.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Θεοτόκε ἡ ἐλπίς, καὶ προστασία τῶν σὲ ὑμνούντων, ἆρον τὸν κλοιόν, ἀπ' ἐμοῦ τὸν βαρύν, τὸν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ ὡς Δέσποινα ἁγνή, μετανοοῦντα δέξαι με.

O Theotokos, the hope and protection of those who sing your praises, take from me the heavy yoke of sin. O pure Lady, accept me in repentance.

ᾨδὴ βʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ii. Heirmos.

Πρόσεχε, οὐρανὲ καὶ λαλήσω, καὶ ἀνυμνήσω Χριστόν, τὸν ἐκ Παρθένου σαρκί, ἐπιδημήσαντα. (δίς)

Attend, O Heaven, and I shall speak and sing in praise of Christ Who took flesh from a Virgin and came to dwell among us. (2)

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Πρόσεχε, οὐρανέ, καὶ λαλήσω, γῆ ἐνωτίζου φωνῆς, μετανοούσης Θεῷ, καὶ ἀνυμνούσης αὐτόν.

Attend, O Heaven, and I shall speak; give ear, O earth, to the voice of one who repents before God and sings His praise.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Πρόσχες μοι, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Σωτήρ μου, ἱλέῳ ὄμματί σου, καὶ δέξαι μου, τὴν θερμὴν ἐξομολόγησιν.

Look upon me, God my Savior, with Your merciful eye, and accept my fervent confession.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡμάρτηκα, ὑπὲρ πάντας ἀνθρώπους, μόνος ἡμάρτηκά σοι, ἀλλ' οἴκτειρον ὡς Θεός, Σῶτερ τὸ ποίημά σου.

More than all men I have sinned; I alone have sinned against You. But as God take pity on Your creation, O Savior.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ζάλη με, τῶν κακῶν περιέχει, εὔσπλαγχνε Κύριε, ἀλλ' ὡς τῷ Πέτρῳ κᾀμοί, τὴν χεῖρα ἔκτεινον.

I am surrounded by the storm of sin, O compassionate Lord. But stretch out Your hand to me, as once You did to Peter.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰ δάκρυα, τὰ τῆς πόρνης οἰκτίρμον, κᾀγὼ προβάλλομαι. Ἱλάσθητί μοι Σωτήρ, τῇ εὐσπλαγχνίᾳ σου.

I offer to You, O merciful Lord, the tears of the Harlot. Take pity on me, O Savior, in Your compassion.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἠμαύρωσα, τῆς ψυχῆς τὸ ὡραῖον, ταῖς τῶν παθῶν ἡδοναῖς, καὶ ὅλως ὅλον τὸν νοῦν, χοῦν ἀπετέλεσα.

With the lusts of passion I have darkened the beauty of my soul, and turned my whole mind entirely into earth.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Διέῤῥηξα, νῦν τὴν στολὴν μου τὴν πρώτην, ἣν ἐξυφάνατό μοι, ὁ Πλαστουργὸς ἐξ ἀρχῆς, καὶ ἔνθεν κεῖμαι γυμνός.

I have torn the first garment that the Creator wove for me in the beginning, and now I lie naked.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐνδέδυμαι, διεῤῥηγμένον χιτῶνα, ὃν ἐξυφάνατό μοι, ὁ ὄφις τῇ συμβουλῇ, καὶ καταισχύνομαι.

I have clothed myself in the torn coat that the serpent wove for me by his counsel, and I am ashamed.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Προσέβλεψα, τοῦ φυτοῦ τὸ ὡραῖον, καὶ ἠπατήθην τὸν νοῦν, καὶ ἄρτι κεῖμαι γυμνός, καὶ καταισχύνομαι.

I looked upon the beauty of the tree and my mind was deceived, and now I lie naked and ashamed.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐτέκταινον, ἐπὶ τὸν νῶτόν μου πάντες, οἱ ἀρχηγοὶ τῶν κακῶν, μακρύνοντες κατ' ἐμοῦ τὴν ἀνομίαν αὐτῶν.

All the ruling passions have ploughed upon my back, making long furrows of wickedness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἀπώλεσα, τὸ πρωτόκτιστον κάλλος, καὶ τὴν εὐπρέπειάν μου, καὶ ἄρτι κεῖμαι γυμνός, καὶ καταισχύνομαι.

I have lost the beauty and glory with which I was first created; and now I lie naked and ashamed.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Κατέῤῥαψε, τοὺς δερματίνους χιτῶνας, ἡ ἁμαρτία κᾀμοί, γυμνώσασά με τῆς πρίν, θεοϋφάντου στολῆς.

Sin has stripped me of the robe that God once wove for me, and it has sewed for me garments of skin.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Περίκειμαι, τὸν στολισμὸν τῆς αἰσχύνης, καθάπερ φύλλα συκῆς, εἰς ἔλεγχον τῶν ἐμῶν, αὐτεξουσίων παθῶν.

I am clothed with the raiment of shame as with fig leaves, in condemnation of my self-willed passions.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐστόλισμαι, κατεστιγμένον χιτῶνα, καὶ ἠμαγμένον αἰσχρῶς, τῇ ῥύσει τῆς ἐμπαθοῦς, καὶ φιληδόνου ζωῆς.

I am clad in a garment that is defiled and shamefully bloodstained by a life of passion and self-indulgence.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐσπίλωσα, τὸν τῆς σαρκός μου χιτῶνα, καὶ κατεῤῥύπωσα, τὸ κατ' εἰκόνα Σωτήρ, καὶ καθ' ὁμοίωσιν.

I have stained the garment of my flesh, O Savior, and defiled that which was made in Your image and likeness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὑπέπεσα, τῇ τῶν παθῶν ἀλγηδόνι, καὶ τῇ ἐνύλῳ φθορᾷ, καὶ ἔνθεν νῦν ὁ ἐχθρός, καταπιέζει με.

I have fallen beneath the painful burden of the passions and the corruption of material things; and I am hard pressed by the enemy.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Φιλόϋλον, καὶ φιλοκτήμονα βίον, τῆς ἀκτησίας Σωτήρ, προκρίνας νῦν τὸν βαρύν, κλοιὸν περίκειμαι.

Instead of freedom from possessions, O Savior, I pursued a life in love with material things, and now I wear a heavy yoke.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐκόσμησα, τὸν τῆς σαρκὸς ἀνδριάντα, τῇ τῶν αἰσχρῶν λογισμῶν, ποικίλῃ περιβολῇ, καὶ κατακρίνομαι.

I adorned the idol of my flesh with a many-colored coat of shameful thoughts, and I am condemned.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τῆς ἔξωθεν, ἐπιμελῶς εὐκοσμίας, μόνης ἐφρόντισα, τῆς ἔνδον ὑπεριδών, Θεοτυπώτου σκηνῆς.

I cared only for the outward adornment, and neglected that which is within -- the tabernacle fashioned by God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Μορφώσας μου, τὴν τῶν παθῶν ἀμορφίαν, ταῖς φιληδόνοις ὁρμαῖς, ἐλυμηνάμην τοῦ νοῦ τὴν ὡραιότητα.

With my lustful desires I formed within myself the deformity of the passions and disfigured the beauty of my mind.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Κατέχρωσα, τῆς πρὶν εἰκόνος τὸ κάλλος, Σῶτερ τοῖς πάθεσιν, ἀλλ' ὡς ποτὲ τὴν δραχμήν, ἀναζητήσας εὑρέ.

I discolored with the passions the first beauty of the image, O Savior. But seek me, as once You sought the lost coin, and find me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡμάρτηκα, ὥσπερ ἡ Πόρνη βοῶ σοι, μόνος ἡμάρτηκά σοι, ὡς μύρον δέχου Σωτὴρ κᾀμοῦ τὰ δάκρυα.

Like the Harlot I cry to You: I have sinned, I alone have sinned against You. Accept my tears also as sweet ointment, O Savior.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὠλίσθησα, ὡς ὁ Δαυῒδ ἀκολάστως, καὶ βεβορβόρωμαι, ἀλλ' ἀποπλύναις κᾀμέ, Σωτὴρ τοῖς δάκρυσί μου.

Like David, I fell into lust and I am covered with filth; but wash me clean, O Savior, by my tears.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἱλάσθητι, ὡς ὁ Τελώνης βοῶ σοι· Σῶτερ ἱλάσθητί μοι· οὐδεὶς γὰρ τῶν ἐξ Ἀδάμ, ὡς ἐγὼ ἥμαρτέ σοι.

Like the Publican I cry to You: Be merciful, O Savior, be merciful to me. For no child of Adam has ever sinned against You as I have sinned.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Οὐ δάκρυα, οὐδὲ μετάνοιαν ἔχω, οὐδὲ κατάνυξιν, αὐτός μοι ταῦτα Σωτήρ, ὡς Θεὸς δώρησαι.

I have no tears, no repentance, no compunction; but as God, O Savior, bestow them on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν θύραν σου, μὴ ἀποκλείσῃς μοι τότε, Κύριε, Κύριε, ἀλλ' ἄνοιξόν μοι αὐτὴν μετανοοῦντί σοι.

Lord, Lord, at the Last Day shut not Your door against me; but open it to me, for I repent before You.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Φιλάνθρωπε, ὁ θέλων πάντας σωθῆναι, σὺ ἀνακαλέσαί με, καὶ δέξαι ὡς ἀγαθός, μετανοοῦντά με.

O Lover of mankind, who desires that all men shall be saved, in Your goodness call me back and accept me in repentance.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐνώτισαι, τοὺς στεναγμοὺς τῆς ψυχῆς μου, καὶ τῶν ἐμῶν ὀφθαλμῶν, προσδέχου τοὺς σταλαγμούς· Κύριε σῶσόν με.

Give ear to the groaning of my soul, and accept the tears that fall from my eyes; O Lord, save me.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Ἕνα σε, ἐν τρισὶ τοῖς προσώποις, Θεὸν ἁπάντων ὑμνῶ, τὸν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν Υἱόν, καὶ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον.

I sing Your praises, One in Three Persons, God of all, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἄχραντε, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε μόνη πανύμνητε, ἱκέτευε ἐκτενῶς, εἰς τὸ σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

O Theotokos undefiled, Virgin alone worthy of all praise, intercede fervently for our salvation.

Εἱρμὸς Ἕτερος.

Another Heirmos.

Ἴδετε, ἴδετε, ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι Θεός, ὁ μάννα ἐπομβρήσας, καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ ἐκ πέτρας, πηγάσας πάλαι ἐν ἐρήμῳ τῷ λαῷ μου, τῇ μόνῃ δεξιᾷ, καὶ τῇ ἰσχύϊ τῇ ἐμῇ.

See now, see that I am God, who rained down manna in the days of old, and made springs of water flow from the rock, for my people in the wilderness, by My right hand and by My power alone.

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἴδετε ἴδετε, ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι Θεός, ἐνωτίζου ψυχή μου, τοῦ Κυρίου βοῶντος, καὶ ἀποσπάσθητι τῆς πρώην ἁμαρτίας, καὶ φοβοῦ ὡς δικαστήν, καὶ ὡς κριτὴν καὶ Θεόν.

"See now, see that I am God." Give ear, my soul, to the Lord as He cries to you; forsake your former sin, and fear Him as your Judge and God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τίνι ὡμοιώθης, πολυαμάρτητε ψυχὴ; οἴμοι τῷ πρώτῳ Κάϊν, καὶ τῷ Λάμεχ ἐκείνῳ, λιθοκτονήσασα τὸ σῶμα κακουργίαις, καὶ κτείνασα τὸν νοῦν, ταῖς παραλόγοις ὁρμαῖς.

To whom shall I liken you, O soul of many sins? Alas! To Cain and to Lamech. For you stoned your body to death with your evil deeds, and killed your mind with your disordered longings.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Πάντας τοὺς πρὸ νόμου, παραδραμοῦσα ὦ ψυχή, τῷ Σὴθ οὐχ ὡμοιώθης, οὐ τὸν Ἐνὼς ἐμιμήσω, οὐ τὸν Ἐνὼχ τῇ μεταθέσει, οὐ τὸν Νῶε, ἀλλ' ὤφθης πενιχρά, τῆς τῶν δικαίων ζωῆς.

Call to mind, my soul, all who lived before the Law. You have not been like Seth, or followed Enos or Enoch, who was translated to Heaven, or Noah; but you are destitute, without a share in the life of the righteous.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Μόνη ἐξήνοιξας, τοὺς καταῤῥάκτας τῆς ὀργῆς, τοῦ Θεοῦ σου ψυχή μου, καὶ κατέκλυσας πᾶσαν, ὡς γῆν τὴν σάρκα, καὶ τὰς πράξεις, καὶ τὸν βίον, καὶ ἔμεινας ἐκτός, τῆς σωστικῆς Κιβωτοῦ.

You alone, O my soul, opened the windows of the wrath of your God, and you flooded, as the earth, all your flesh and deeds and life; and you remained outside the Ark of salvation.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἄνδρα ἀπέκτεινα, φησίν, εἰς μώλωπα ἐμοί, καὶ νεανίσκον εἰς τραῦμα, Λάμεχ θρηνῶν ἐβόα· σὺ δὲ οὐ τρέμεις ὦ ψυχή μου, ῥυπωθεῖσα, τὴν σάρκα καὶ τὸν νοῦν, κατασπιλώσασα.

"I have slain a man to my grief and wounding," said Lamech, "and a young man to my hurt"; and he cried aloud lamenting. Do you not tremble then, my soul, for you have defiled your flesh and polluted your mind?

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὢ πῶς ἐζήλωσα, Λάμεχ τὸν πρώην φονευτήν, τὴν ψυχὴν ὥσπερ ἄνδρα, τὸν νοῦν ὡς νεανίσκον, ὡς ἀδελφὸν δέ μου τὸ σῶμα ἀποκτείνας, ὡς Κάϊν ὁ φονεύς, ταῖς φιληδόνοις ὁρμαῖς!

Ah, how I have emulated Lamech, the murderer of old, slaying my soul as if it were a man, and my mind as if it were a young man. With sensual longings I have killed my body, as Cain the murderer killed his brother.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Πύργον ἐσοφίσω, οἰκοδομῆσαι, ὦ ψυχή, καὶ ὀχύρωμα πῆξαι, ταῖς σαῖς ἐπιθυμίαις, εἰμὴ συνέχεεν ὁ κτίστης τὰς βουλάς σου, καὶ κατέαξεν εἰς γῆν, τὰ μηχανήματά σου.

Skillfully you planned to build a tower, O my soul, and to establish a stronghold for your lusts; but the Creator confounded your designs and dashed your devices to the ground.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τέτρωμαι, πέπληγμαι, ἰδοὺ τὰ βέλη τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, τὰ καταστίξαντά μου, τὴν ψυχὴν καὶ τὸ σῶμα, ἰδοὺ τὰ τραύματα, τὰ ἕλκη, αἱ πηρώσεις, βοῶσι τὰς πληγάς, τῶν αὐθαιρέτων μου παθῶν.

I am wounded and smitten: see the enemy's arrows which have pierced my soul and body. See the wounds, the open sores and the injuries, that cry out to God against the blows inflicted by my freely chosen passions.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἕβρεξε Κύριος, παρὰ Κυρίου πῦρ ποτέ, ἀνομίαν ὀργῶσαν, πυρπολήσας Σοδόμων· σὺ δὲ τὸ πῦρ ἐξέκαυσας τὸ τῆς γεέννης, ἐν ᾧ μέλλεις ψυχή, συγκατακαίεσθαι πικρῶς.

Roused to anger by their transgressions, the Lord once rained down fire from Heaven and burnt up the men of Sodom. And you, my soul, have kindled the fire of Gehenna, and there to your bitter sorrow you shall burn.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Γνῶτε καὶ ἴδετε, ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι Θεός, ὁ ἐρευνῶν καρδίας, καὶ κολάζων ἐννοίας, ἐλέγχων πράξεις, καὶ φλογίζων ἁμαρτίας, καὶ κρίνων ὀρφανόν, καὶ ταπεινὸν καὶ πτωχόν.

Know and see that I am God, searching out men's hearts and punishing their thoughts, reproving their actions and burning up their sins; and in My judgment I protect the orphan, the humble and the poor.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ἥπλωσας χεῖράς σου, πρὸς τὸν οἰκτίρμονα Θεόν, Μαρία ἐν ἀβύσσῳ, κακῶν βυθιζομένη, καὶ ὡς τῷ Πέτρῳ φιλανθρώπως χεῖρα βοηθείας, ἐξέτεινε τὴν σήν, ἐπιστροφήν πάντως ζητῶν.

Sunk in the abyss of wickedness, O Mary, you lifted up your hands to the merciful God. And, as to Peter, in His loving-kindness He stretched out His hand to you in help, seeking in every way your conversion.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ὅλῃ προθυμίᾳ, πόθῳ προσέδραμες Χριστῷ, τὴν πρὶν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, ὁδὸν ἀποστραφεῖσα, καὶ ἐν ἐρήμοις ταῖς ἀβάτοις τρεφομένη, καὶ τούτου καθαρῶς, τελοῦσα θείας ἐντολάς.

With all eagerness and love you ran to Christ, turning from your former path of sin, finding your food in the trackless wilderness, and fulfilling in purity the commandments of God.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Ἴδωμεν ἴδωμεν, φιλανθρωπίαν ὦ ψυχή, τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ Δεσπότου· διὰ τοῦτο πρὸ τέλους, αὐτῷ σὺν δάκρυσι, προσπέσωμεν βοῶντες· Ἀνδρέου ταῖς λιταῖς, Σῶτερ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Let us see, O my soul, let us see the love of our God and Master for mankind; and before the end comes, with tears let us fall down before Him, crying: "At the prayers of Andrew, O Savior, have mercy upon us."

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἄναρχε ἄκτιστε, Τριὰς ἀμέριστε Μονάς, μετανοοῦντά με δέξαι, ἡμαρτηκότα σῶσον, σὸν εἰμι πλάσμα, μὴ παρίδῃς, ἀλλὰ φεῖσαι καὶ ῥῦσαι, τοῦ πυρὸς τῆς καταδίκης με.

O Trinity uncreated and without beginning, O undivided Unity: accept me in repentance and save me, a sinner. I am Your creation, reject me not; but spare me and deliver me from the fire of condemnation.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἄχραντε Δέσποινα, Θεογεννῆτορ ἡ ἐλπίς, τῶν εἰς σὲ προστρεχόντων, καὶ λιμὴν τῶν ἐν ζάλῃ, τὸν ἐλεήμονα καὶ Κτίστην καὶ Υἱόν σου, ἱλέωσαι κᾀμοί, ταῖς ἱκεσίαις ταῖς σαῖς.

Most pure Lady, Mother of God, hope of those who run to you and the haven of the storm-tossed: pray to the merciful God, your Creator and your Son, that He may grant His mercy even to me.

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Heirmos.

Ἐπὶ τὴν ἀσάλευτον Χριστέ, πέτραν τῶν ἐντολῶν σου, τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν σου στερέωσον.

Upon the unshaken rock of Your commandments, O Christ, make firm Your Church.

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Πῦρ παρὰ Κυρίου ποτέ, Κύριος ἐπιβρέξας, τὴν γῆν Σοδόμων πρὶν κατέφλεξεν.

O my soul, the Lord once rained down fire from Heaven and consumed the land of Sodom.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Εἰς τὸ ὄρος σῴζου ψυχή, ὥσπερ ὁ Λὼτ ἐκεῖνος, καὶ εἰς Σηγὼρ προανασώθητι.

O my soul, flee like Lot to the mountain, and take refuge in Zoar before it is too late.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Φεῦγε ἐμπρησμὸν ὦ ψυχή, φεῦγε Σοδόμων καῦσιν, φεῦγε φθορὰν θείας φλογώσεως.

Flee from the flames, O my soul, flee from the burning heat of Sodom, flee from destruction by the fire of God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐξομολογοῦμαί σοι Σωτήρ. Ἥμαρτόν σοι ἀμέτρως, ἀλλ' ἄνες ἄφες μοι, ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος.

I confess to You, O Savior: I have sinned, I have sinned against You. But in Your compassion absolve and forgive me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἥμαρτόν σοι μόνος ἐγώ, ἥμαρτον ὑπὲρ πάντας, Χριστὲ Σωτὴρ μὴ ὑπερίδῃς με.

I alone have sinned against You, I have sinned more than all men; reject me not, O Christ my Savior.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Σὺ εἶ ὁ Ποιμὴν ὁ καλός, ζήτησόν με τὸν ἄρνα, καὶ πλανηθέντα μὴ παρίδῃς με.

You are the Good Shepherd: seek me, the lamb that has strayed, and do not forget me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Σὺ εἶ ὁ γλυκὺς Ἰησοῦς, σὺ εἶ ὁ Πλαστουργός μου, ἐν σοὶ Σωτὴρ δικαιωθήσομαι.

You are my beloved Jesus, You are my Creator; in You shall I be justified, O Savior.

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Ὦ Τριὰς Μονὰς ὁ Θεός, σῶσον ἡμᾶς ἐκ πλάνης, καὶ πειρασμῶν καὶ περιστάσεων.

O God, Trinity in Unity, save us from error and temptation and distress.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Χαῖρε θεοδόχε γαστήρ· χαῖρε θρόνε Κυρίου· χαῖρε ἡ Μήτηρ τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν.

Rejoice, Womb that held God! Rejoice, throne of the Lord! Rejoice, Mother of our Life!

Εἱρμὸς Ἕτερος.

Another Heirmos.

Στερέωσον, Κύριε, ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν τῶν ἐντολῶν σου, σαλευθεῖσαν τὴν καρδίαν μου, ὅτι μόνος Ἅγιος ὑπάρχεις καὶ Κύριος.

Establish upon the rock of Your commandments my heart, O Master, * sorely shaken as it is, O Lord. * Only You are holy, and again only You are Lord.

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Πηγὴν ζωῆς κέκτημαι, σὲ τοῦ θανάτου τὸν καθαιρέτην, καὶ βοῶ σοι ἐκ καρδίας μου, πρὸ τοῦ τέλους· Ἥμαρτον ἱλάσθητι σῶσόν με.

For me You are the Fountain of life and the Destroyer of death; and from my heart I cry to You before the end: I have sinned, be merciful to me and save me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τοὺς ἐπὶ Νῶε Σωτήρ, ἠσελγηκότας ἐμιμησάμην, τὴν ἐκείνων κληρωσάμενος, καταδίκην, ἐν κατακλυσμῷ καταδύσεως.

O Savior, I followed the example of those who lived in wantonness in the days of Noah; and like them I am condemned to drown in the Flood.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡμάρτηκα Κύριε, ἡμάρτηκά σοι ἱλάσθητί μοι· οὐ γάρ ἐστιν ὃς τις ἥμαρτεν, ἐν ἀνθρώποις, ὃν οὐχ ὑπερέβην τοῖς πταίσμασι.

I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned against You; be merciful to me. For there is no sinner whom I have not surpassed in my offenses.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Χὰμ ἐκεῖνον ψυχή, τὸν πατραλοίαν μιμησαμένη, τὴν αἰσχύνην οὐκ ἐκάλυψας, τοῦ πλησίον, ὀπισθοφανῶς ἀνακάμψασα.

O my soul, you followed Ham, who mocked his father. You did not cover your neighbor's shame, walking backwards with averted face.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν εὐλογίαν τοῦ Σήμ, οὐκ ἐκληρώσω ψυχὴ ἀθλία, οὐ πλατεῖαν τὴν κατάσχεσιν, ὡς Ἰάφεθ, ἔσχες ἐν τῇ γῇ τῆς ἀφέσεως.

O wretched soul, you have not inherited the blessing of Shem, nor have you received, like Japhet, a spacious domain in the land of forgiveness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐκ γῆς Χαῤῥὰν ἔξελθε, τῆς ἁμαρτίας ψυχή μου, δεῦρο εἰς γῆν ῥέουσαν ἀείζωον, ἀφθαρσίαν, ἣν ὁ Ἀβραὰμ ἐκληρώσατο.

O my soul, depart from sin, from the land of Haran, and come to the land that Abraham inherited, which flows with incorruption and eternal life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Ἀβραὰμ ἤκουσας, πάλαι ψυχή μου καταλιπόντα, γῆν πατρῴαν, καὶ γενόμενον, μετανάστην, τούτου τὴν προαίρεσιν μίμησαι.

You have heard, my soul, how Abraham in days of old left the land of his fathers and became a wanderer: follow him in his choice.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐν τῇ δρυῒ τῇ Μαμβρῇ, φιλοξενήσας ὁ Πατριάρχης, τοὺς Ἀγγέλους ἐκληρώσατο, μετὰ γῆρας, τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τὸ θήραμα.

At the oak of Mamre, the Patriarch gave hospitality to the Angels, and in his old age he inherited the reward of the promise.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Ἰσαὰκ τάλαινα, γνοῦσα ψυχή μου καινὴν θυσίαν, μυστικῶς ὁλοκαρπούμενον, τῷ Κυρίῳ, μίμησαι αὐτοῦ τὴν προαίρεσιν.

You know, O my miserable soul, how Isaac was offered mystically as a new and unwonted sacrifice to the Lord: follow him in his choice.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ἤκουσας, νῆφε ψυχή μου ἐκδιωχθέντα, ὡς παιδίσκης ἀποκύημα, βλέπε μήπως, ὅμοιόν τι πάθῃς λαγνεύουσα.

O my soul, be watchful. You have heard how Ishmael was driven out as the child of a bondwoman. Take heed, lest the same thing happen to you because of your lust.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τῇ Ἄγαρ πάλαι ψυχή, τῇ Αἰγυπτίᾳ παρωμοιώθης, δουλωθεῖσα τὴν προαίρεσιν, καὶ τεκοῦσα, νέον Ἰσμαήλ, τὴν αὐθάδειαν.

O my soul, you have become like Hagar the Egyptian: your free choice has been enslaved, and you have borne as your child a new Ishmael, stubborn willfulness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν Ἰακὼβ κλίμακα, ἔγνως ψυχή μου δεικνυομένην, ἀπὸ γῆς πρὸς τὰ οὐράνια, τί μὴ ἔσχες, βάσιν ἀσφαλῆ, τὴν εὐσέβειαν;

You know, my soul, the ladder that was shown to Jacob, reaching up from earth to Heaven. Why have you not provided a firm foundation for it through your godly actions?

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Ἱερέα Θεοῦ, καὶ βασιλέα μεμονωμένον, τοῦ Χριστοῦ τὸ ἀφομοίωμα, τοῦ ἐν κόσμῳ, βίου ἐν ἀνθρώποις μιμήθητι.

Follow the example of Melchizedek, the priest of God, the king set apart, who was an image of the life of Christ among men in the world.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐπίστρεψον στέναξον, ψυχὴ ἀθλία πρὶν ἢ τοῦ βίου, πέρας λάβῃ ἡ πανήγυρις, πρὶν τὴν θύραν κλείσῃ, τοῦ νυμφῶνος ὁ Κύριος.

Turn back, wretched soul, and lament, before the marketplace of life comes to an end, before the Lord shuts the door of the bridal chamber.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Μὴ γένῃ στήλη ἁλός, ψυχὴ στραφεῖσα εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, τὸ ὑπόδειγμα φοβείτω σε, τῶν Σοδόμων, ἄνω εἰς Σηγὼρ διασώθητι.

Do not look back, my soul, and so be turned into a pillar of salt. Fear the example of the people of Sodom, and take refuge in Zoar.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν ἐμπρησμόν, ὥσπερ Λώτ, φεῦγε ψυχή μου τῆς ἁμαρτίας, φεῦγε Σόδομα καὶ Γόμοῤῥα, φεῦγε φλόγα, πάσης παραλόγου ὀρέξεως.

Flee, my soul, like Lot from the burning of sin; flee from Sodom and Gomorrah; flee from the flame of every brutish desire.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐλέησον Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με ἀναβοῶ σοι· ὅτε ἥξεις μετ' Ἀγγέλων σου, ἀποδοῦναι, πᾶσι κατ' ἀξίαν τῶν πράξεων.

Have mercy, O Lord, have mercy on me, I cry to You, when You come with Your angels to give to every man due return for his deeds.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν δέησιν Δέσποτα, τῶν σὲ ὑμνούντων μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς, ἀλλ' οἰκτείρησον φιλάνθρωπε, καὶ παράσχου, πίστει αἰτουμένοις τὴν ἄφεσιν.

Reject not, O Master, the prayer of those who sing Your praises, but in Your loving-kindness be merciful and grant forgiveness to them that ask with faith.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Συνέχομαι κλύδωνι, καὶ τρικυμίᾳ Μῆτερ πταισμάτων, ἀλλ' αὐτή με νῦν διάσωσον, καὶ πρὸς ὅρμον, θείας μετανοίας εἰσάγαγε.

I am held fast, O Mother, by the tempest and billows of sin. Keep me safe and lead me to the haven of divine repentance.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ἰκέσιον δέησιν, καὶ νῦν Ὁσία προσαγαγοῦσα, πρὸς τὴν εὔσπλαγχνον πρεσβείᾳ σου, Θεοτόκον, ἄνοιξόν μοι θείας εἰσόδους σου.

O holy Mary, offer your prayer of supplication to the compassionate Theotokos, and through your intercessions open to me the door that leads to God.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Ταῖς σαῖς λιταῖς δώρησαι, κᾀμοὶ τὴν λύσιν τῶν ὀφλημάτων, ὦ Ἀνδρέα Κρήτης Πρόεδρε, μετανοίας· σὺ μυσταγωγὸς γὰρ πανάριστος.

Through your prayers grant even to me forgiveness of trespasses, O Andrew, Bishop of Crete, best of guides, leading us to the mysteries of repentance.

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Μονὰς ἁπλὴ ἄκτιστε, ἄναρχε φύσις ἡ ἐν Τριάδι, ὑμνουμένη ὑποστάσεων, ἡμᾶς σῶσον, πίστει προσκυνοῦντας τὸ κράτος σου.

O simple Unity praised in Trinity of Persons, uncreated Nature without beginning, save us who in faith worship Your power.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὸν ἐκ Πατρὸς ἄχρονον, Υἱὸν ἐν χρόνῳ Θεογεννῆτορ, ἀπειράνδρως ἀπεκύησας, ξένον θαῦμα! μείνασα Παρθένος θηλάζουσα.

O Mother of God, without knowing man you gave birth within time to the Son, who was begotten outside time from the Father; and, strange wonder! you nurse Him while still remaining Virgin.

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Στερέωσον, Κύριε, ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν τῶν ἐντολῶν σου, σαλευθεῖσαν τὴν καρδίαν μου, ὅτι μόνος Ἅγιος ὑπάρχεις καὶ Κύριος.

Establish upon the rock of Your commandments my heart, O Master, * sorely shaken as it is, O Lord. * Only You are holy, and again only You are Lord. [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 Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἀνέστης ἐκ νεκρῶν.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (When You, the Life.)

Φωστῆρες θεαυγεῖς, τοῦ Σωτῆρος αὐτόπται, φωτίσατε ἡμᾶς, τοὺς ἐν σκότει τοῦ βίου, ὅπως ὡς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ, νῦν εὐσχημόνως περιπατήσωμεν, φέγγει τῆς ἐγκρατείας, νυκτώδη πάθη ἀποδιώκοντες, καὶ τὰ λαμπρὰ κατίδωμεν Χριστοῦ Παθήματα χαίροντες.

Divinely-shining lights, eyewitnesses of the Saviour, illuminate us in the darkness of this life, that we may now walk honestly as in the day; with the torch of abstinence may we drive out the passions of the night, and behold with joy the splendour of Christ's Passion. [KW]

Δόξα. Ἕτερον.

Glory. Another.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸ προσταχθέν.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (When he perceived.)

Τῶν Ἀποστόλων δωδεκὰς ἡ θεόλεκτος, ἱκετηρίαν τῷ Χριστῷ νῦν προσάγαγε, τὸ Νηστείας στάδιον πάντας διανύσαι, τελοῦντας ἐν κατανύξει τὰς προσευχάς, ποιοῦντας ἐν προθυμίᾳ τὰς ἀρετάς, ὅπως οὕτω προφθάσωμεν, ἰδεῖν Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ τὴν ἔνδοξον Ἀνάστασιν, δόξαν αἶνον, προσάγοντες.

O company of the twelve apostles, chosen by God, offer now to Christ your supplications, that we may all complete the course of the Fast, saying our prayers with compunction and practising the virtues with an eager heart; and so may we attain the glorious Resurrection of Christ our God, brining to Him praise and glory.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸ προσταχθέν.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (When he perceived.)

Τὸν ἀπερίληπτον Θεοῦ Υἱὸν καὶ Λόγον, ἀνερμηνεύτως ὑπὲρ νοῦν ἐκ σοῦ τεχθέντα, Θεοτόκε ἱκέτευε σὺν τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις, εἰρήνην τῇ Οἰκουμένῃ εἰλικρινῆ, βραβεῦσαι, καὶ τῶν πταισμάτων δοῦναι ἡμῖν, πρὸ τοῦ τέλους συγχώρησιν, καὶ Βασιλείας οὐρανῶν, δι' ἄκραν ἀγαθότητα, ἀξιῶσαι τοὺς δούλους σου.

The son and Word of God whom nothing can contain, in ways past speech and understanding was born from thee, O Theotokos. With the apostles pray to Him, that He may bestow true peace upon the inhabited earth and grant to us before the end forgiveness of our sins, in His boundless love counting thy servants worthy of the heavenly Kingdom. [KW]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τῆς οἰκονομίας σου τὸ μυστήριον, κατενόησα τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ἐδόξασά σου τὴν θεότητα.

I have heard the report, O Lord, * of Your incarnation, which is a mystery. * I considered Your astounding works, * and I glorified Your divinity. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Εἰσακήκος Κύριε, τὴν ἀκοήν.

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

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἀμπελὼν ἐγενήθητε, Χριστῷ τῷ ὄντως ἠγαπημένῳ· τὸν γὰρ οἶνον τὸν τοῦ Πνεύματος, ἐξεβλύσατε τῷ Κόσμῳ Ἀπόστολοι.

Ye became a vineyard, O apostles, for Christ the well-beloved, and ye have made all the world to drink from the wine of the Spirit. [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]

ΚΑΝΩΝ Ο ΜΕΓΑΣ

The Great Canon

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Heirmos.

Ἀκήκοεν ὁ Προφήτης, τὴν ἔλευσίν σου Κύριε, καὶ ἐφοβήθη, ὅτι μέλλεις ἐκ Παρθένου τίκτεσθαι, καὶ ἀνθρώποις δείκνυσθαι, καὶ ἔλεγεν· Ἀκήκοα τὴν ἀκοήν σου καὶ ἐφοβήθην, δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε. (δίς)

On hearing about Your advent, * O Lord, the Prophet Habakkuk of old was frightened: * that You purposed from a Virgin to be born * and appear to humankind. And thus he said: * O Lord, I have heard Your report and I am frightened. * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. (2)

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰ ἔργα σου μὴ παρίδῃς, τὸ πλάσμα σου μὴ παρόψῃ Δικαιοκρῖτα· εἰ καὶ μόνος ἥμαρτον ὡς ἄνθρωπος, ὑπὲρ πάντα ἄνθρωπον Φιλάνθρωπε, ἀλλ' ἔχεις ὡς Κύριος πάντων τὴν ἐξουσίαν, ἀφιέναι ἁμαρτήματα.

O righteous Judge, despise not Your works; forsake not Your creation. I have sinned as a man, I alone, more than any other man, O You Who love mankind. But as Lord of all You have the power to pardon sins.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐγγίζει ψυχὴ τὸ τέλος, ἐγγίζει καὶ οὐ φροντίζεις, οὐχ ἑτοιμάζῃ. Ὁ καιρὸς συντέμνει, διανάστηθι, ἐγγὺς ἐπὶ θύραις ὁ Κριτής ἐστιν, ὡς ὄναρ, ὡς ἄνθος ὁ χρόνος τοῦ βίου τρέχει, τί μάτην ταραττόμεθα;

The end draws near, my soul, the end draws near; yet you do not care or make ready. The time grows short, rise up: the Judge is at the door. The days of our life pass swiftly, as a dream, as a flower. Why do we trouble ourselves in vain?

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἀνάνηψον ὦ ψυχή μου, τὰς πράξεις σου ἃς εἰργάσω ἀναλογίζου, καὶ ταύταις ἐπ' ὄψεσι προσάγαγε, καὶ σταγόνας στάλαξον δακρύων σου, εἰπὲ παῤῥησίᾳ τὰς πράξεις, τὰς ἐνθυμήσεις, Χριστῷ, καὶ δικαιώθητι.

Awake, my soul, consider the actions which you have done; set them before your eyes, and let the drops of your tears fall. With boldness tell Christ of your deeds and thoughts, and so be justified.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Οὐ γέγονεν ἐν τῷ βίῳ, ἁμάρτημα οὐδὲ πρᾶξις, οὐδὲ κακία, ἣν ἐγὼ Σωτὴρ οὐκ ἐπλημμέλησα, κατὰ νοῦν καὶ λόγον, καὶ προαίρεσιν, καὶ θέσει, καὶ γνώμῃ, καὶ πράξει ἐξαμαρτήσας, ὡς ἄλλος οὐδεὶς πώποτε.

No sin has there been in life, no evil deed, no wickedness, that I have not committed, O Savior. I have sinned as no one ever before, in mind, word and intent, in disposition, thought and act.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐντεῦθεν καὶ κατεκρίθην, ἐντεῦθεν κατεδικάσθην ἐγὼ ὁ τάλας, ὑπὸ τῆς οἰκείας συνειδήσεως, ἧς οὐδὲν ἐν κόσμῳ βιαιότερον. Κριτὰ λυτρωτά μου καὶ γνῶστα, φεῖσαι καὶ ῥῦσαι, καὶ σῶσόν με τὸν δείλαιον.

For this I am condemned in my misery, for this I am convicted by the verdict of my own conscience, which is more compelling than all else in the world. O my Judge and Redeemer, Who know my heart, spare and deliver and save me in my wretchedness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡ κλῖμαξ ἣν εἶδε πάλαι, ὁ μέγας ἐν Πατριάρχαις, δεῖγμα ψυχή μου, πρακτικῆς ὑπάρχει ἐπιβάσεως, γνωστικῆς τυγχάνει ἀναβάσεως, εἰ θέλεις οὖν πράξει, καὶ γνώσει καὶ θεωρίᾳ, βιοῦν ἀνακαινίσθητι.

The ladder which the great Patriarch Jacob saw of old is an example, O my soul, of approach through action and of ascent in knowledge. If then you wish to live rightly in action and knowledge and contemplation, be you made new.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν καύσωνα τῆς ἡμέρας, ὑπέμεινε δι' ἔνδειαν ὁ Πατριάρχης καὶ τὸν παγετὸν τῆς νυκτὸς ἤνεγκε, καθ' ἡμέραν κλέμματα ποιούμενος, ποιμαίνων, πυκτεύων, δουλεύων, ἵνα τὰς δύο, γυναῖκας εἰσαγάγηται.

In privation Jacob the Patriarch endured the burning heat by day and the frost by night, making daily gains of sheep and cattle, shepherding, wrestling, and serving, to win his two wives.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Γυναῖκάς μοι δύο νόει, τὴν πρᾶξίν τε καὶ τὴν γνῶσιν ἐν θεωρίᾳ, τὴν μὲν Λείαν, πρᾶξιν ὡς πολύτεκνον· τὴν Ῥαχὴλ δέ, γνῶσιν ὡς πολύπονον· καὶ γὰρ ἄνευ πόνων, οὐ πρᾶξις, οὐ θεωρία, ψυχὴ κατορθωθήσεται.

By the two wives, understand action and knowledge in contemplation. Leah is action, for she had many children; and Rachel is knowledge, for she endured great toil. For without toil, O my soul, neither action nor contemplation will succeed.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Γρηγόρησον ὦ ψυχή μου, ἀρίστευσον ὡς ὁ μέγας ἐν Πατριάρχαις, ἵνα κτήσῃ πρᾶξιν μετὰ γνώσεως, ἵνα χρηματίσῃς νοῦς ὁρῶν τὸν Θεόν, καὶ φθάσῃς τὸν ἄδυτον γνόφον ἐν θεωρίᾳ, καὶ γένῃ μεγαλέμπορος.

Be watchful, O my soul, be full of courage like Jacob the great Patriarch, that you may acquire action with knowledge, and be named Israel, "the mind that sees God"; so shall you reach by contemplation the innermost darkness and gain great merchandise.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τοὺς δώδεκα Πατριάρχας, ὁ μέγας ἐν Πατριάρχαις παιδοποιήσας, μυστικῶς ἐστήριξέ σοι κλίμακα, πρακτικῆς ψυχὴ μου ἀναβάσεως, τοὺς παῖδας, ὡς βάθρα, τὰς βάσεις, ὡς ἀναβάσεις, πανσόφως ὑποθέμενος.

The great Patriarch had the twelve Patriarchs as children, and so he mystically established for you, my soul, a ladder of ascent through action, in his wisdom setting his children as steps, by which you can mount upwards.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡσαῦ τὸν μεμισημενον, ζηλοῦσα ψυχή, ἀπέδου τῷ πτερνιστῇ σου, τὰ τοῦ πρώτου κάλλους πρωτοτόκια, καὶ τῆς πατρικῆς εὐχῆς ἐξέπεσας, καὶ δὶς ἑπτερνίσθης ἀθλία, πράξει καί, γνώσει· διὸ νῦν μετανόησον.

You have rivaled Esau the hated, O my soul, and given the birthright of your first beauty to the supplanter; you have lost your father's blessing and in your wretchedness been twice supplanted, in action and in knowledge. Therefore repent now.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐδὼμ ὁ Ἡσαῦ ἐκλήθη, δι' ἄκραν θηλυμανίας ἐπιμιξίαν· ἀκρασίᾳ γὰρ ἀεὶ πυρούμενος, καὶ ταῖς ἡδοναῖς κατασπιλούμενος. Ἐδὼμ ὠνομάσθη, ὃ λέγεται θερμασία, ψυχῆς φιλαμαρτήμονος.

Esau was called Edom because of his raging love for women; burning always with unrestrained desires and stained with sensual pleasure, he was named "Edom", which means the red heat of a soul that loves sin.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἰὼβ τὸν ἐπὶ κοπρίας, ἀκούσασα ὦ ψυχή μου δικαιωθέντα, τὴν αὐτοῦ ἀνδρείαν οὐκ ἐζήλωσας, τὸ στεῤῥὸν οὐκ ἔσχες τῆς προθέσεως, ἐν πᾶσιν οἷς ἔγνως, οἷς οἶδας, οἷς ἐπειράσθης, ἀλλ' ὤφθης ἀκαρτέρητος.

You have heard, O my soul, of Job justified on a dung-hill, but you have not imitated his fortitude. In all your experiences and trials and temptations, you have not kept firmly to your purpose but have proved inconstant.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ πρότερον ἐπὶ θρόνου, γυμνὸς νῦν ἐπὶ κοπρίας καθηλκωμένος, ὁ πολὺς ἐν τέκνοις καὶ περίβλεπτος, ἄπαις ἀφαιρέοικος αἰφνίδιον· παλάτιον γὰρ τὴν κοπρίαν, καὶ μαργαρίτας, τὰ ἕλκη ἐλογίζετο.

Once he sat upon a throne, but now he sits upon a dung-hill, naked and covered with sores. Once he was blessed with many children and admired by all, but suddenly he is childless and homeless. Yet he counted the dung-hill as a palace and his sores as pearls.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Βασίλειον τὴν ἀξίαν, διάδημα καὶ πορφύραν ἠμφιεσμένος, πολυκτήμων ἄνθρωπος καὶ δίκαιος, πλούτῳ ἐπιβρίθων καὶ βοσκήμασιν, ἐξαίφνης τὸν πλοῦτον, τὴν δόξαν, τὴν βασιλείαν, πτωχεύσας ἀπεκείρατο.

A man of great wealth and righteous, abounding in riches and cattle, clothed in royal dignity, in crown and purple robe, Job became suddenly a beggar, stripped of wealth, glory and kingship.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Εἰ δίκαιος ἦν ἐκεῖνος, καὶ ἄμεμπτος παρὰ πάντας, καὶ οὐκ ἀπέδρα, τὰ τοῦ πλάνου ἔνεδρα καὶ σκάμματα, σὺ φιλαμαρτήμων οὖσα τάλαινα, ψυχὴ τί ποιήσεις, ἐάν τι τῶν ἀδοκήτων, συμβῇ ἐπενεχθῆναί σοι;

If he who was righteous and blameless above all men did not escape the snares and pits of the deceiver, what will you do, wretched and sin-loving soul, when some sudden misfortune befalls you?

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸ σῶμα κατεῤῥυπώθην, τὸ πνεῦμα κατεσπιλώθην, ὅλως ἡλκώθην, ἀλλ' ὡς ἰατρὸς Χριστὲ ἀμφότερα, διὰ μετανοίας μοι θεράπευσον, ἀπόλουσον, κάθαρον, πλῦνον, δεῖξον Σωτήρ μου, χιόνος καθαρώτερον.

I have defiled my body, I have stained my spirit, and I am all covered with wounds: but as physician, Christ, heal both body and spirit for me through repentance. Wash, purify, and cleanse me, O my Savior, and make me whiter than snow.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸ Σῶμά σου καὶ τὸ Αἷμα, σταυρούμενος ὑπὲρ πάντων, ἔθηκας Λόγε, τὸ μὲν Σῶμα, ἵνα ἀναπλάσῃς με, τὸ δὲ Αἷμα, ἵνα ἀποπλύνῃς με, τὸ πνεῦμα παρέδωκας, ἵνα ἐμὲ προσάξῃς, Χριστὲ τῷ σῷ Γεννήτορι.

Your Body and Your Blood, O Word, You offered at Your Crucifixion for the sake of all: Your Body to refashion me, Your Blood to wash me clean; and You gave up Your spirit, O Christ, to bring me to Your Father.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Εἰργάσω τὴν σωτηρίαν, ἐν μέσῳ τῆς γῆς οἰκτίρμον, ἵνα σωθῶμεν, ἑκουσίως ξύλῳ ἀνεσταύρωσαι, ἡ Ἐδὲμ κλεισθεῖσα ἀνεῴγνυτο· τὰ ἄνω, τὰ κάτω, ἡ κτίσις, τὰ ἔθνη πάντα, σωθέντα προσκυνοῦσί σε.

O Creator, You worked salvation in the midst of the earth, that we might be saved. You were crucified of Your own will upon the Tree; and Eden, closed until then, was opened. Things above and things below, the creation and all the peoples have been saved and worship You.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Γενέσθω μοι κολυμβήθρα, τὸ Αἷμα τὸ ἐκ πλευρᾶς σου, ἅμα καὶ πόμα, τὸ πηγάσαν ὕδωρ τῆς ἀφέσεως, ἵνα ἑκατέρωθεν καθαίρωμαι, χριόμενος, πίνων, ὡς χρῖσμα καὶ πόμα Λόγε, τὰ ζωηρά σου λόγια.

May the Blood from Your side be to me a cleansing fount, and may the Water that flows with it be a drink of forgiveness. May I be purified by both, O Word, anointed and refreshed, having as ointment and drink Your words of life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Γυμνός εἰμι τοῦ Νυμφῶνος, γυμνός εἰμι καὶ τοῦ γάμου, ἅμα καὶ δείπνου, ἡ λαμπὰς ἐσβέσθη ὡς ἀνέλαιος, ἡ παστὰς ἐκλείσθη μοι καθεύδοντι, τὸ δεῖπνον ἐβρώθη· ἐγὼ δὲ χεῖρας καὶ πόδας, δεθεὶς ἔξω ἀπέῤῥιμμαι.

I am deprived of the bridal chamber, of the wedding and the supper; for lack of oil my lamp has gone out; while I slept the door was closed; the supper has been eaten; I am bound hand and foot, and cast out.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Κρατῆρα ἡ Ἐκκλησία, ἐκτήσατο τὴν Πλευράν σου τὴν ζωηφόρον, ἐξ ἧς ὁ διπλοῦς ἡμῖν ἐξέβλυσε, κρουνὸς τῆς ἀφέσεως καὶ γνώσεως, εἰς τύπον τῆς πάλαι, τῆς νέας, τῶν δύο ἅμα, Διαθηκῶν Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν.

As a chalice, O my Savior, the Church has been granted Your life-giving side, from which there flows down to us a twofold stream of forgiveness and knowledge, representing the two Covenants, the Old and the New.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ χρόνος ὁ τῆς ζωῆς μου, ὀλίγος καὶ πλήρης πόνων καὶ πονηρίας, ἀλλ' ἐν μετανοίᾳ με παράλαβε, καὶ ἐν ἐπιγνώσει ἀνακάλεσαι μὴ γένωμαι κτῆμα, μὴ βρῶμα τοῦ ἀλλοτρίου. Σωτὴρ αὐτός με οἴκτειρον.

The time of my life is short, filled with trouble and evil. But accept me in repentance and call me back to knowledge. Let me not become the possession and food of the enemy; but, O Savior, take pity on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὑψήγορος νῦν ὑπάρχω, θρασὺς δὲ καὶ τὴν καρδίαν, εἰκῇ καὶ μάτην· μὴ τῷ Φαρισαίῳ συγκαταδικάσῃς με, μᾶλλον τοῦ Τελώνου τὴν ταπείνωσιν, παράσχου μοι μόνε οἰκτίρμον, δικαιοκρῖτα, καὶ τούτῳ συναρίθμησον.

Now I speak boastfully, with boldness of heart; yet all to no purpose and in vain. O righteous Judge, Who alone are compassionate, do not condemn me with the Pharisee; but grant me the abasement of the Publican and number me with him.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐξήμαρτον ἐνυβρίσας, τὸ σκεῦος τὸ τῆς σαρκός μου, οἶδα οἰκτίρμον, ἀλλ' ἐν μετανοίᾳ με παράλαβε, καὶ ἐν ἐπιγνώσει ἀνακάλεσαι, μὴ γένωμαι κτῆμα, μὴ βρῶμα τοῦ ἀλλοτρίου· Σωτὴρ αὐτός με οἴκτειρον.

I know, O compassionate Lord, that I have sinned and violated the vessel of my flesh. But accept me in repentance and call me back to knowledge. Let me not become the possession and food of the enemy; but, O Savior, take pity on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Αὐτείδωλον ἐγενόμην, τοῖς πάθεσι τὴν ψυχήν μου καταμολύνας, ἀλλ' ἐν μετανοίᾳ με παράλαβε, καὶ ἐν ἐπιγνώσει ἀνακάλεσαι, μὴ γένωμαι κτῆμα, μὴ βρῶμα τοῦ ἀλλοτρίου. Σωτὴρ αὐτός με οἴκτειρον.

I have become my own idol, utterly defiling my soul with the passions. But accept me in repentance and call me back to knowledge. Let me not become the possession and food of the enemy; but, O Savior, take pity on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Οὐκ ἤκουσα τῆς φωνῆς σου, παρήκουσα τῆς γραφῆς σου τοῦ Νομοθέτου, ἀλλ' ἐν μετανοίᾳ με παράλαβε, καὶ ἐν ἐπιγνώσει ἀνακάλεσαι, μὴ γένωμαι κτῆμα, μὴ βρῶμα τοῦ ἀλλοτρίου, Σωτὴρ αὐτός με οἴκτειρον.

I have not hearkened to Your voice, I have not heeded Your Scripture, O Giver of the Law. But accept me in repentance and call me back to knowledge. Let me not become the possession and food of the enemy; but, O Savior, take pity on me.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ἀσώματον πολιτείαν, ἐν σώματι μετελθοῦσα, χάριν Ὁσία, πρὸς Θεοῦ μεγίστην ὄντως εἴληφας, τῶν πιστῶς τιμώντων σε προΐστασο· διὸ δυσωποῦμεν, παντοίων πειρατηρίων, ἡμᾶς εὐχαῖς σου λύτρωσαι.

You lived a bodiless life in the body, O holy Mary, and you received great grace from God. Protect us who honor you with faith and, we entreat you, deliver us by your prayers from every trial.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Μεγάλων ἀτοπημάτων, εἰς βάθος κατενεχθεῖσα, οὐ κατεσχέθης, ἀλλ' ἀνέδραμες λογισμῷ κρείττονι, πρὸς τὴν ἀκροτάτην διαπράξεως, σαφῶς ἀρετὴν παραδόξως, Ἀγγέλων φύσιν, Μαρία καταπλήξασα.

You were brought down into an abyss of great iniquity, yet not held fast within it: but with better intent you mounted through action to the height of virtue, past all expectation: and the angels, O Mary, were amazed at you.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Ἀνδρέα Πατέρων κλέος, εὐχαῖς σου μὴ ἐπιλάθῃ καθικετεύων, παρεστὼς Τριάδα τὴν ὑπέρθεον, ὅπως λυτρωθῶμεν τῆς κολάσεως, οἱ πόθῳ προστάτην σε θεῖον, ἐπικαλοῦντες, τὸ Κρήτης ἐγκαλλώπισμα.

O Andrew, renowned among the fathers, glory of Crete, as you stand before the Trinity supreme in Godhead, in your prayers do not forget to ask that we may be delivered from torment; for we call upon you with love as our advocate in Heaven.

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἀμέριστον τῇ οὐσίᾳ, ἀσύγχυτον τοῖς προσώποις θεολογῶ σε, τὴν Τριαδικὴν μίαν Θεότητα, ὡς Ὁμοβασίλειον καὶ σύνθρονον, βοῶ σοι τὸ ᾎσμα, τὸ μέγα, τὸ ἐν ὑψίστοις, τρισσῶς ὑμνολογούμενον.

Undivided in Essence, unconfused in Persons, I confess You as God: Triune Deity, one in kingship and throne; and to You I raise the great thrice-holy hymn that is sung on high.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Καὶ τίκτεις καὶ παρθενεύεις, καὶ μένεις δι' ἀμφοτέρων, φύσει Παρθένος, ὁ τεχθεὶς καινίζει νόμους φύσεως, ἡ νηδὺς δὲ κύει μὴ λοχεύουσα, Θεὸς ὅπου θέλει, νικᾶται φύσεως τάξις· ποιεῖ γὰρ ὅσα βούλεται.

You give birth and are a virgin, and in both you remain by nature inviolate. He Who is born makes new the laws of nature, and the womb brings forth without travail. When God so wills, the natural order is overcome; for He does whatever He wishes.

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Heirmos.

Ἐκ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζοντα Φιλάνθρωπε, φώτισον δέομαι, καὶ ὁδήγησον κἀμέ, ἐν τοῖς προστάγμασί σου, καὶ δίδαξον με ποιεῖν, ἀεὶ τὸ θέλημά σου. (δίς)

Early in the morning I awake from night. * Lover of man, I pray, * give me light and guide me in the way of Your commandments, * and teach me ever to do Your holy will, O Savior. (2)

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐν νυκτὶ τὸν βίον μου διῆλθον ἀεί· σκότος γὰρ γέγονε, καὶ βαθεῖά μοι ἀχλύς, ἡ νὺξ τῆς ἁμαρτίας, ἀλλ' ὡς ἡμέρας υἱόν, Σωτὴρ ἀνάδειξόν με.

In night have I passed all my life: for the night of sin has covered me with darkness and thick mist. But make me, O Savior, a son of the day.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Ῥουβὶμ μιμούμενος ὁ τάλας ἐγώ, ἔπραξα ἄθεσμον, καὶ παράνομον βουλήν, κατὰ Θεοῦ Ὑψίστου, μιάνας κοίτην ἐμήν, ὡς τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος.

In my misery I followed Reuben's example, and devised a wicked and unlawful plan against the most-high God, defiling my bed as he defiled his father's.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐξομολογοῦμαί σοι Χριστὲ Βασιλεῦ. Ἥμαρτον ἥμαρτον, ὡς οἱ πρὶν τῷ Ἰωσήφ, ἀδελφοὶ πεπρακότες, τὸν τῆς ἁγνείας καρπόν, καὶ τὸν τῆς σωφροσύνης.

I confess to You, O Christ my King: I have sinned; I have sinned like the brethren of Joseph, who once sold the fruit of purity and chastity.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὑπὸ τῶν συγγόνων ἡ δικαία ψυχή, δέδοτο πέπρατο, εἰς δουλείαν ὁ γλυκύς, εἰς τύπον τοῦ Κυρίου· αὐτὴ δὲ ὅλη ψυχή, ἐπράθης τοῖς κακοῖς σου.

As a figure of the Lord, O my soul, the righteous and gentle Joseph was sold into bondage by his brethren; but you sold yourself entirely to your sins.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἰωσὴφ τὸν δίκαιον, καὶ σώφρονα νοῦν, μίμησαι τάλαινα, καὶ ἀδόκιμε ψυχή, καὶ μὴ ἀκολασταίνου, ταῖς παραλόγοις ὁρμαῖς, ἀεὶ παρανομοῦσα.

O miserable and wicked soul, imitate the righteous and pure mind of Joseph; and do not live in wantonness, sinfully indulging your disordered desires.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Εἰ καὶ λάκκῳ ᾤκησε ποτὲ Ἰωσήφ, Δέσποτα Κύριε, ἀλλ' εἰς τύπον τῆς Ταφῆς, καὶ τῆς Ἐγέρσεώς σου· ἐγὼ δέ τί σοι ποτέ, τοιοῦτο προσενέγκω;

Once Joseph was cast into a pit, O Lord and Master, as a figure of Your Burial and Resurrection. But what offering such as this shall I ever make to You?

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τοῦ Μωσέως ἤκουσας τὴν θίβην ψυχή, ὕδασι, κύμασι φερομένην ποταμοῦ, ὡς ἐν θαλάμῳ πάλαι, φυγοῦσαν δρᾶμα πικρόν, βουλῆς Φαραωνίτου.

You have heard, my soul, of the basket of Moses: how he was borne on the waves of the river as if in a shrine; and so he avoided the bitter execution of Pharaoh's decree.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Εἰ τὰς μαίας ἤκουσας κτεινούσας ποτέ, ἄνηβον τάλαινα, τὴν ἀῤῥενωπὸν ψυχή, τῆς σωφροσύνης πρᾶξιν, νῦν ὡς ὁ μέγας Μωσῆς, τιθηνοῦ τὴν σοφίαν.

You have heard, wretched soul, of the midwives who once killed in its infancy the manly action of self-control: like great Moses, then, be suckled on wisdom.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὡς Μωσῆς ὁ μέγας τὸν Αἰγύπτιον νοῦν, πλήξασα τάλαινα, οὐκ ἀπέκτεινας ψυχή, καὶ πῶς οἰκήσεις λέγε, τὴν ἔρημον τῶν παθῶν, διὰ τῆς μετανοίας;

O miserable soul, you have not struck and killed the Egyptian mind, as did Moses the great. Tell me, then, how will you go to dwell through repentance in the wilderness empty of passions?

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰς ἐρήμους ᾤκησεν ὁ μέγας Μωσῆς, δεῦρο ἵνα καὶ τῆς δὲ μίμησαι, τὴν αὐτοῦ διαγωγήν, ἐν βάτῳ, θεοφανείας ψυχή, ἐν θεωρίᾳ γένῃ.

Moses the great went to dwell in the desert. Come, seek to follow his way of life, my soul, that in contemplation you may attain the vision of God in the bush.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν Μωσέως ῥάβδον εἰκονίζου ψυχή, πλήττουσαν θάλασσαν, καὶ πηγνύουσαν βυθόν, τύπῳ Σταυροῦ τοῦ θείου, δι' οὗ δυνήσῃ καὶ σύ, μεγάλα ἐκτελέσαι.

Picture to yourself, my soul, the rod of Moses striking the sea and making hard the deep by the sign of the Holy Cross. Through the Cross you also can do great things.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἀαρὼν προσέφερε τὸ πῦρ τῷ Θεῷ, ἄμωμον ἄδολον, ἀλλ' ὀφνεῖ, καὶ Φινεές, ὡς σὺ ψυχὴ προσῆγον, ἀλλότριον τῷ Θεῷ, ῥερυπωμένον βίον.

Aaron offered to God fire that was blameless and undefiled, but Hophni and Phinehas brought to Him, as you have done, my soul, strange fire and a polluted life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὡς βαρὺς τὴν γνώμην Φαραὼ τῷ πικρῷ, γέγονα Κύριε, Ἰαννὴς καὶ Ἰαμβρὴς τὴν ψυχὴν καὶ τὸ σῶμα, καὶ ὑποβρύχιος νοῦς, ἀλλὰ βοήθησόν μοι.

In my soul and body, O Lord, I have become like Jannes and Jambres, the magicians of cruel Pharaoh; my will is heavy and my mind is drowned beneath the waters. But come to my aid.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τῷ πηλῷ συμπέφυρμαι ὁ τάλας τὸν νοῦν, πλῦνόν με Δέσποτα, τῷ λουτῆρι τῶν ἐμῶν, δακρύων δέομαί σου, τὴν τῆς σαρκός μου στολήν, λευκάνας ὡς χιόνα.

Woe is me! I have defiled my mind with filth. But I pray to You, O Master: wash me clean in the waters of my tears, and make the garment of my flesh white as snow.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐὰν ἐρευνήσω μου τὰ ἔργα Σωτήρ, ἅπαντα ἄνθρωπον, ὑπερβάντα ἐμαυτόν, ὁρῶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις, ὅτι ἐν γνώσει φρενῶν, ἥμαρτον, οὐκ ἀγνοίᾳ.

When I examine my actions, O Savior, I see that I have gone beyond all men in sin; for I knew and understood what I did; I was not sinning in ignorance.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Φεῖσαι φεῖσαι Κύριε, τοῦ πλάσματός σου. Ἥμαρτον ἄνες μοι, ὁ τῇ φύσει καθαρός, αὐτὸς ὑπάρχων μόνος, καὶ ἄλλος πλήν σου οὐδείς, ὑπάρχει ἔξω ῥύπου.

Spare, O spare the work of Your hands, O Lord. I have sinned, forgive me: for You alone are pure by nature, and none except You is free from defilement.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Δι' ἐμὲ Θεὸς ὢν ἐμορφώθης ἐμέ, ἔδειξας θαύματα, ἰασάμενος λεπρούς, καὶ παραλύτους σφίγξας, Αἱμόῤῥου στήσας Σωτήρ, ἁφῇ κρασπέδου ῥύσιν.

You who are God, O Savior, were for my sake fashioned as I am. You performed miracles, healing lepers, giving strength to the paralyzed, stopping the issue of blood when the woman touched the hem of Your garment.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν Αἱμόῤῥουν μίμησαι ἀθλία ψυχὴ πρόσδραμε κράτησον, τοῦ κρασπέδου τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἵνα ῥυσθῇς μαστίγων, ἀκούσῃς δὲ παρ' αὐτοῦ· Ἡ πίστις σου σέσωκέ σε.

O wretched soul, do as the woman with an issue of blood: run quickly, grasp the hem of the garment of Christ, so shall you be healed of your afflictions and hear Him say: Your faith has saved you.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν χαμαὶ συγκύπτουσαν μιμοῦ ὦ ψυχή, πρόσελθε, πρόσπεσον, τοῖς ποσὶ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ, ἵνα σε ἀνορθώσῃ, καὶ βηματίσεις ὀρθῶς, τὰς τρίβους τοῦ Κυρίου.

O my soul, do as the woman who was bowed down to the ground. Fall at the feet of Jesus, that He may make you straight again; and you shall walk upright upon the paths of the Lord.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Εἰ καὶ φρέαρ Δέσποτα ὑπάρχεις βαθύ, βλῦσόν μοι νάματα, ἐξ ἀχράντων σου φλεβῶν, ἵν' ὡς ἡ Σαμαρεῖτις, μηκέτι πίνων διψῶ· ζωῆς γὰρ ῥεῖθρα βρύεις.

You are a deep well, O Master: make springs gush forth for me from Your pure veins, that like the woman of Samaria I may drink and thirst no more; for from You flow the streams of life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Σιλωὰμ γενέσθω μοι τὰ δάκρυά μου, Δέσποτα Κύριε, ἵνα νίψωμαι κᾀγώ, τὰς κόρας τῆς καρδίας, καὶ ἴδω σε νοερῶς, τὸ φῶς τὸ πρὸ αἰώνων.

O Master and Lord, may my tears be to me as Siloam: that I also may wash clean the eyes of my heart, and with my mind behold You, the pre-eternal Light.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ἀσυγκρίτῳ ἔρωτι πανόλβιε, ξύλον ποθήσασα, προσκυνῆσαι τοῦ Σταυροῦ, ἠξίωσαι τοῦ πόθου, ἀξίωσον οὖν κᾀμέ, τυχεῖν τῆς ἄνω δόξης.

O blessed saint, with a love beyond compare you longed to venerate the wood of the Cross, and your desire was granted. Make me also worthy to attain the glory on high.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ῥεῖθρον Ἰορδάνειον περάσασα, εὗρες ἀνάπαυσιν, τὴν ἀνώδυνον σαρκός, ἡδονὴν ἐκφυγοῦσα, ἧς καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐξελοῦ, σαῖς προσευχαῖς Ὁσία.

Crossing the stream of the Jordan, you found peace, escaping from the deadening pleasures of the flesh. Deliver us also from them, holy Mary, by your intercessions.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Ὡς ποιμένων ἄριστον Ἀνδρέα σόφε, πρόκριτον ὄντα σε, πόθῳ δέομαι πολλῷ, καὶ φόβῳ σαῖς πρεσβείαις, τῆς σωτηρίας τυχεῖν, καὶ ζωῆς αἰωνίου.

Best of pastors, chosen above all others, O wise Andrew, with great love and fear I beseech you: through your intercessions may I receive salvation and eternal life.

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Σὲ Τριὰς δοξάζομεν τὸν ἕνα Θεόν, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Πατήρ, ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα, ἁπλὴ οὐσία Μονάς, ἀεὶ προσκυνουμένη.

We glorify You, O Trinity, the one God. Holy, holy, holy, are You: Father, Son, and Spirit, simple Essence and Unity, worshipped forever.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐκ σοῦ ἠμφιάσατο τὸ φύραμά μου, ἄφθορε ἄνανδρε, Μητροπάρθενε Θεός, ὁ κτίσας τοὺς αἰῶνας, καὶ ἥνωσεν ἑαυτῷ, τὴν τῶν ἀνθρώπων φύσιν.

O Virgin inviolate and Mother who has not known man, from you has God, the Creator of the ages, taken human flesh, uniting to Himself the nature of men.

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Heirmos.

Ἐβόησα, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου, πρὸς τὸν οἰκτίρμονα Θεόν, καὶ ἑπήκουσέ μου, ἐξ ᾍδου κατωτάτου, καὶ ἀνήγαγεν, ἐκ φθορᾶς τὴν ζωήν μου. (δίς)

I cried aloud and shouted with all my heart * unto the tender-loving God, * and He heard my voice from the lowest depths of Hades, * and He raised my life from the pit of corruption. (2)

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰ δάκρυα Σωτὴρ τῶν ὀμμάτων μου, καὶ τοὺς ἐκ βάθους στεναγμούς, καθαρῶς προσφέρω, βοώσης τῆς καρδίας, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμάρτηκά σοι, ἱλάσθητί μοι.

I offer to You in purity, O Savior, the tears of my eyes and groanings from the depths of my heart, crying: "I have sinned against You, O God; be merciful to me."

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐξένευσας ψυχὴ τοῦ Κυρίου σου, ὥσπερ Δαθὰν καὶ Ἀβειρών· ἀλλὰ φεῖσαι κράξον, ἐξ ᾍδου κατωτάτου, ἵνα μὴ τὸ χάσμα, τῆς γῆς σὲ συγκαλύψῃ.

Like Dathan and Abiram, O my soul, you have become a stranger to your Lord; but from the lowest depth of hell cry out, "Spare me," that the earth may not open and swallow you up.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὡς δάμαλις ψυχὴ παροιστρήσασα, ἐξωμοιώθης τῷ Ἐφραίμ, ὡς δορκὰς ἐκ βρόχων, ἀνάσωσον τὸν βίον, πτερωθεῖσα πράξει, καὶ νῷ καὶ θεωρίᾳ.

Raging as a maddened heifer, O my soul, you have become like Ephraim. So rescue your life, like a hart from the nets, gaining wings through action and the mind's contemplation.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡ χεὶρ ἡμᾶς Μωσέως πιστώσεται, ψυχὴ πῶς δύναται Θεός, λεπρωθέντα βίον, λευκάναι καὶ καθάραι· καὶ μὴ ἀπογνῷς σεαυτήν, κἂν ἐλεπρώθης.

O my soul, the hand of Moses shall be our assurance, proving how God can cleanse a life full of leprosy and make it white as snow. So do not despair of yourself, though you are leprous.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰ κύματα, Σωτὴρ τῶν πταισμάτων μου, ὡς ἐν θαλάσσῃ Ἐρυθρᾷ, ἐπαναστραφέντα, ἐκάλυψέ με ἄφνω, ὡς τοὺς Αἰγυπτίους, ποτὲ καὶ τοὺς τριστάτας.

The waves of my sins, O Savior, have returned and suddenly engulfed me, as the waters of the Red Sea engulfed the Egyptians of old and their charioteers.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἀγνώμονα, ψυχὴ τὴν προαίρεσιν, ἔσχες ὡς πρὶν ὁ Ἰσραήλ· τοῦ γὰρ θείου μάννα, προέκρινας ἀλόγως, τὴν φιλήδονον, τῶν παθῶν ἀδηφαγίαν.

Like Israel before you, you made a foolish choice, my soul; instead of the divine manna you senselessly preferred the pleasure-loving gluttony of the passions.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰ ὕεια, κρέα καὶ τοὺς λέβητας, καὶ τὴν Αἰγύπτιον τροφήν, τῆς ἐπουρανίου, προέκρινας ψυχή μου ὡς ὁ πρὶν ἀγνώμων, λαὸς ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ.

O my soul, you preferred the swine's meat, the flesh-pots and the food of Egypt, to the food of Heaven, as the ungrateful people did of old in the wilderness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰ φρέατα, ψυχὴ προετίμησας, τῶν Χαναναίων ἐννοιῶν, τῆς φλεβὸς τὴν πέτραν, ἐξ ἧς ὁ τῆς σοφίας, ὡς κρατὴρ προχέει, κρουνοὺς θεολογίας.

O my soul, you valued the wells of Canaanite thoughts more than the veined Rock, Jesus, the Fountain of Wisdom from which flow the rivers of divine knowledge.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὡς ἔπληξε, Μωσῆς ὁ θεράπων σου, ῥάβδῳ τὴν πέτραν τυπικῶς, τὴν ζωοποιόν σου, Πλευρὰν προδιετύπου, ἐξ ἧς πάντες πόμα, ζωῆς Σωτὴρ ἀντλοῦμεν.

When Your servant Moses struck the rock with his rod, he prefigured Your life-giving side, O Savior, from which we all draw the water of life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐρεύνησον, ψυχὴ κατασκόπευσον, ὡς Ἰησοῦς ὁ τοῦ Ναυῆ, τῆς κληροδοσίας, τὴν γῆν ὁποία ἐστί, καὶ κατοίκησον, ἐν αὐτῇ δι' εὐνομίας.

Like Joshua, the son of Nun, search and spy out the land of your inheritance, O my soul, and take up your dwelling within it, through obedience to the Law.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἀντίστηθι, καὶ καταπολέμησον, ὡς Ἰησοῦς τὸν Ἀμαλήκ, τῆς σαρκὸς τὰ πάθη, καὶ τοὺς Γαβαωνίτας, τοὺς ἀπατηλοὺς λογισμούς, ἀεὶ νικῶσα.

Rise up and make war upon the passions of the flesh, as Joshua against Amalek, ever gaining the victory over the Gibeonites, your deceitful thoughts.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Διάβηθι, τοῦ χρόνου τὴν ῥέουσαν, φύσιν ὡς πρὶν ἡ Κιβωτός, καὶ τῆς γῆς ἐκείνης, γενοῦ ἐν κατασχέσει, τῆς ἐπαγγελίας ψυχή, Θεὸς κελεύει.

O my soul, pass through the flowing waters of time like the Ark of old, and take possession of the land of promise: for God commands you.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὡς ἔσωσας, τὸν Πέτρον βοήσαντα, σῶσον προφθάσας με Σωτήρ, τοῦ θηρός με ῥῦσαι, ἐκτείνας σου τὴν χεῖρα, καὶ ἀνάγαγε τοῦ βυθοῦ τῆς ἁμαρτίας.

As You saved Peter when he cried out, "Save me," come quickly, O Savior, before it is too late, and save me from the beast. Stretch out Your hand and lead me up from the deep of sin.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Λιμένα σε, γινώσκω γαλήνιον, Δέσποτα Δέσποτα Χριστέ, ἀλλ' ἐκ τῶν ἀδύτων, βυθῶν τῆς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ τῆς ἀπογνώσεώς με, προφθάσας ῥῦσαι.

I know You as a calm haven, O Lord, Lord Christ: come quickly, before it is too late, and deliver me from the lowest depths of sin and despair.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐγώ εἰμι, Σωτὴρ ἣν ἀπώλεσας, πάλαι βασίλειον δραχμήν, ἀλλ' ἀνάψας λύχνον, τὸν Πρόδρομόν σου Λόγε, ἀναζήτησον, καὶ εὑρὲ τὴν σὴν εἰκόνα.

O Savior, I am the coin marked with the King's likeness, which You lost of old. But, O Word, light Your lamp, Your Forerunner, and seek and find again Your image.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ἵνα παθῶν, φλογμὸν κατασβέσῃς, δακρύων ἔβλυζες ἀεί, ὀχετοὺς Μαρία, ψυχὴν πυρπολουμένην, ὧν τὴν χάριν νέμοις, κᾀμοὶ τῷ σῷ οἰκέτῃ.

Your soul on fire, O Mary, you ever shed streams of tears, to quench the burning of the passions. Grant the grace of these your tears to me also, your servant.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ἀπάθειαν, ἐκτήσω οὐράνιον, δι' ἀκροτάτης ἐπὶ γῆς, πολιτείας, Μῆτερ· διὸ τοὺς σὲ ὑμνοῦντας, ἐκ παθῶν ῥυσθῆναι, πρεσβείαις σου δυσώπει.

Through the perfection of your earthly life, O Mother, you gained a heavenly freedom from the sinfulness of passion. In your intercessions pray that this same freedom may be given to those who sing your praises.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Τῆς Κρήτης σε, Ποιμένα καὶ πρόεδρον, καὶ Οἰκουμένης πρεσβευτήν, ἐγνωκὼς προστρέχω, Ἀνδρέα καὶ βοῶ σοι· Ἐξελοῦ με Πάτερ, βυθοῦ τῆς ἁμαρτίας.

Pastor and bishop of Crete, intercessor for the inhabited earth, to you I run, O Andrew, and I cry: Deliver me, father, from the depths of sin.

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Τριάς εἰμι, ἁπλὴ ἀδιαίρετος, διαιρετὴ προσωπικῶς, καὶ Μονὰς ὑπάρχω, τῇ φύσει ἡνωμένη. Ὁ Πατήρ φησιν, ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ θεῖον Πνεῦμα.

"I am the Trinity, simple and undivided, yet divided in Persons, and I am the Unity by Nature one," says the Father and the Son and the divine Spirit.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἡ μήτρα σου, Θεὸν ἡμῖν ἔτεκε, μεμορφωμένον καθ' ἡμᾶς, ἀλλ' ὡς Κτίστην πάντων, δυσώπει Θεοτόκε, ἵνα ταῖς πρεσβείαις, ταῖς σαῖς δικαιωθῶμεν.

Your womb bore God for us, fashioned in our shape. O Theotokos, pray to Him as the Creator of all, that we may be justified through your intercessions.

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Ἐβόησα, ἐν ὅλῃ καρδίᾳ μου, πρὸς τὸν οἰκτίρμονα Θεόν, καὶ ἑπήκουσέ μου, ἐξ ᾍδου κατωτάτου, καὶ ἀνήγαγεν, ἐκ φθορᾶς τὴν ζωήν μου.

I cried aloud and shouted with all my heart * unto the tender-loving God, * and He heard my voice from the lowest depths of Hades, * and He raised my life from the pit of corruption. [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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κοντάκιον. (ψάλλεται ἀργῶς)

Kontakion. (sung slowly)

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ψυχή μου ψυχή μου, ἀνάστα, τί καθεύδεις; τὸ τέλος ἐγγίζει, καὶ μέλλεις θορυβεῖσθαι· ἀνάνηψον οὖν, ἵνα φείσηταί σου Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ πανταχοῦ παρών, καὶ τὰ πάντα πληρῶν.

My soul, O my soul, rise up! Why are you sleeping? The end draws near and soon you shall be troubled. Watch, then, that Christ your God may spare you, for He is everywhere present and fills all things. [un]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸ τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἰατρεῖον βλέπων ἀνεῳγμένον, καὶ τὴν ἐκ τούτου τῷ Ἀδὰμ πηγάζουσαν ὑγείαν, ἔπαθεν, ἐπλήγη ὁ διάβολος, καὶ ὡς κινδυνεύων ὠδύρετο, καὶ τοῖς αὐτοῦ φίλοις ἀνεβόησε· Τί ποιήσω τῷ Υἱῷ τῆς Μαρίας; κτείνει με ὁ Βηθλεεμίτης, ὁ πανταχοῦ παρών, καὶ τὰ πάντα πληρῶν.

Seeing Christ's house of healing opened, and health flowing down from it upon Adam, the devil suffered and was wounded; and as one in mortal danger he lamented, crying to his friends: 'What shall I do to the Son of Mary? I am slain by the Man from Bethlehem, who is everywhere present and fills all things.' [un]

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

ΟΙ ΜΑΚΑΡΙΣΜΟΙ

THE BEATITUDES

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου μνήσθητι ἡμῶν Κύριε, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου.

In Your kingdom. Remember us, O Lord, when You come in Your kingdom.

Λῃστὴν τοῦ Παραδείσου Χριστὲ πολίτην, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ σοι βοήσαντα, τὸ Μνήσθητί μου προαπειργάσω, αὐτοῦ τῆς μετανοίας ἀξίωσον κᾀμὲ τὸν ἀνάξιον.

O Christ, when the Thief cried to Thee upon the Cross 'Remember me', Thou hast made him a citizen of Paradise. Unworthy though I am, grant me to repent like him. [KW]

Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Τὸν Μανωὲ ἀκούεις πάλαι ψυχή μου, Θεοῦ ἐν φαντασίᾳ γενόμενον, καὶ τὸν ἐκ στείρας τότε λαβόντα, καρπὸν ἐπαγγελίας, αὐτοῦ τὸ εὐσεβὲς μιμησώμεθα.

O my soul, thou hast heard how Manoah of old beheld the Lord in a vision, and then received from his barren wife the fruit of God's promise. Let us imitate him in his devotion. [KW]

Μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Τὴν τοῦ Σαμψὼν ζηλώσασα ῥαθυμίαν, τὴν δόξαν ἀπεκείρω τῶν ἔργων σου, ψυχὴ προδοῦσα τοῖς ἀλλοφύλοις, διὰ φιληδονίας, τὴν σώφρονα ζωὴν καὶ μακάριον.

Emulating Samson's slothfulness, O my soul, thou hast been shorn of the glory of thy works, and through love of pleasure thou hast betrayed thy life to the alien Philistines, surrendering thy chastity and blessedness. [KW]

Μακάριοι οἱ πρᾳεῖς, ὅτι αὐτοὶ κληρονομήσουσι τὴν γῆν.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Ὁ πρὶν ἐν σιαγόνι ὄνου νικήσας, τοὺς ἀλλοφύλους νῦν παρανάλωμα, τῆς ἐμπαθοῦς λαγνείας εὑρέθη, ἀλλ' ἔκφυγε ψυχή μου, τὴν μίμησιν, τὴν πρᾶξιν, τὴν χαύνωσιν.

He who at the first overthrew the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, then wasted his life in passionate lusts. Flee, O my soul, from his example, flee from his actions and his weakness. [KW]

Μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες καὶ διψῶντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην, ὅτι αὐτοὶ χορτασθήσονται.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Βαρὰκ καὶ Ἰεφθάε οἱ στρατιάρχαι, κριταὶ τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ προεκρίθησαν, μεθ' ὧν Δεβόῤῥα ἡ ἀῤῥενόφρων, αὐτῶν ταῖς ἀριστείαις, ψυχὴ ἀῤῥενωθεῖσα κρατύνθητι.

Barak and Jepthah the captains, with Deborah who had a man's courage, were chosen as judges of Israel. Learn bravery from their mighty acts, O my soul, and be strong. [KW]

Μακάριοι οἱ ἐλεήμονες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Τὴν Ἰαὴλ ἀνδρείαν ἔγνως ψυχή μου, τὴν τὸν Σισάρα πρὶν σκολοπίσασαν, καὶ σωτηρίαν ἐργασαμένην, τὸν πάσσαλον ἀκούεις, δι' οὗ σοι ὁ Σταυρὸς εἰκονίζεται.

O my soul, thou knowest the manly courage of Jael, who of old pierced Sisera through his temples and brought salvation to Israel with the nail of her tent. In this thou mayest see a prefiguring of the Cross. [KW]

Μακάριοι οἱ καθαροὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ, ὅτι αὐτοὶ τὸν Θεὸν ὄψονται.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Θῦσον ψυχὴ θυσίαν ἐπαινουμένην, πρᾶξιν ὡς θυγατέρα προσάγαγε, τῆς Ἰεφθάε καθαρωτέραν, καὶ σφάξον ὥσπερ θῦμα, τὰ πάθη τῆς σαρκὸς τῷ Κυρίῳ σου.

Offer, my soul, a sacrifice worthy of praise, offer thine actions as an oblation purer than the daughter of Jepthah; and as a victim for thy Lord slay the passions of the flesh. [KW]

Μακάριοι οἱ εἰρηνοποιοί, ὅτι αὐτοὶ Υἱοὶ Θεοῦ κληθήσονται.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Τοῦ Γεδεὼν τὸν πόκον νόει ψυχή μου, ἐξ οὐρανοῦ τὴν δρόσον ὑπόδεξαι, καὶ κύψον ὥσπερ δορκὰς καὶ πίε, τὸ νᾶμα τὸ ἐκ νόμου, ῥυὲν τῇ ἀποθλίψει τοῦ γράμματος.

O my soul, consider the fleece of Gideon, and receive the dew from heaven; bend down like a hart and drink the water that flows from the Law, when its letter is wrung out for thee through study. [KW]

Μακάριοι οἱ δεδιωγμένοι ἕνεκεν δικαιοσύνης, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Ἠλεῖ τοῦ Ἱερέως τὴν καταδίκην, ψυχή μου ἐπεσπάσω δι' ἔνδειαν, φρενῶν ἀνασχομένη τὰ πάθη, ἐν σοὶ ὥσπερ ἐκεῖνος, τὰ τέκνα ἐνεργεῖν τὰ παράνομα.

Thou hast drawn upon thyself, O my soul, the condemnation of Eli the priest: thoughtlessly thou hast allowed the passions to work evil within thee, just as he permitted his children to commit transgressions. [KW]

Μακάριοι ἐστὲ ὅταν ὀνειδίσωσιν ὑμᾶς, καὶ διώξωσι, καὶ εἴπωσι πᾶν πονηρὸν ῥῆμα καθ' ὑμῶν, ψευδόμενοι ἕνεκεν ἐμοῦ.

Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely [for my sake].

Ἐν τοῖς κριταῖς Λευΐτης δι' ἐμμελείας, τὴν ἑαυτοῦ γυναίκα ταῖς δώδεκα, φυλαῖς διεῖλε ψυχή μου, ἵνα τὸ μῖσος θριαμβεύσῃ, τὸ ἐκ Βενιαμὶν τὸ παράνομον.

In the Book fo Judges, my soul, the Levite divided his wife limb from limb and sent the parts to the twelve tribes; and so he made known the lawless outrage committed by the men of Benjamin. [KW]

Χαίρετε καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε, ὅτι ὁ μισθὸς ὑμῶν πολὺς ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.

Ἡ φιλοσώφρων Ἄννα προσευχομένη, τὰ χείλη μὲν ἐκίνει πρὸς αἴνεσιν, φωνὴ δὲ ταύτης οὐκ ἐξηχεῖτο· ἀλλ' ὅμως στεῖρα οὖσα, Υἱὸν τῆς προσευχῆς τίκτει ἄξιον.

Hannah, who loved self-restraint and chastity, when speaking to God moved her lips in praise, but her voice was not heard; and she who was barren bore a son worthy of her prayer. [KW]

Μνήσθητι ἡμῶν Κύριε, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου.

Remember us, O Lord, when You come in Your kingdom.

Ἐν τοῖς κριταῖς ὁ Ἄννης ἐκρίθη γόνος, ὁ μέγας Σαμουήλ, ὃν ἐθρέψατο, ἡ Ἀρμαθὲμ ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου, αὐτὸν ζήλου ψυχή μου, καὶ κρῖναι πρὸς τῶν ἄλλων τὰ ἔργα σου.

Great Samuel, the son of Hannah, was born at Ramah and brought up in the houser of the Lord; and he was numbered among the Judges of Israel. Eagerly follow his example, O my soul, and before thou judgest others, judge thine own works. [KW]

Μνήσθητι ἡμῶν Δέσποτα, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου.

Remember us, O Master, when You come in Your kingdom.

Δαυῒδ εἰς Βασιλέα ἐκλελεγμένος, βασιλικῶς ἐχρίσθη τῷ κέρατι, τοῦ θείου μύρου· σὺ οὖν ψυχή μου, τὴν ἄνω Βασιλείαν εἰ θέλεις, μύρῳ χρῖσαι τοῖς δάκρυσιν.

David was chosen to be king and anointed for his royal office with the horn of divine oil. If thou, my soul, desirest the Kingdom on high, anoint thyself with the oil of tears. [KW]

Μνήσθητι ἡμῶν Ἅγιε, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου.

Remember us, O Holy One, when You come in Your kingdom.

Ἐλέησον τὸ πλάσμα σου Ἐλεῆμον, οἴκτειρον τῶν χειρῶν σου τὸ ποίημα, καὶ φεῖσαι πάντων ἡμαρτηκότων, κᾀμοῦ τοῦ ὑπὲρ πάντας, τοῖς σοῖς ὑπεριδόντος προστάγμασι.

Have mercy upon Thy creation, merciful Lord; take pity on the work of Thy hands. Spare those who have sinned, and spare me who more than all others have despised Thy commandments. [KW]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἀνάρχῳ καὶ γεννήσει τε καὶ προόδῳ, Πατέρα προσκυνῶ τὸν γεννήσαντα, Υἱὸν δοξάζω τὸν γεννηθέντα, ὑμνῶ τὸ συνεκλάμπον Πατρί τε, καὶ Υἱῷ, Πνεῦμα Ἅγιον.

Without beginning are the birth of the Son and the procession of the Spirit. I worship the Father who begets, I glorify the Son who is begotten, and I sing the praises of the Holy Spirit who shines forth with the Father and the Son. [KW]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὸν ὑπερ φύσιν Τόκον σου προσκυνοῦμεν, τὴν κατὰ φύσιν δόξαν τοῦ βρέφους σου, μὴ διαιροῦντες Θεογεννῆτορ· ὁ εἷς γὰρ τῷ προσώπῳ, διττὸς ὁμολογεῖται ταῖς φύσεσιν.

O Mother of God, we venerate thy childbearing in ways past nature, yet we do not divide in two the natural glory of thy Son: for He is confessed as one Person in two Natures. [KW]

ΚΑΝΩΝ Ο ΜΕΓΑΣ

The Great Canon

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Heirmos.

Ἡμάρτομεν, ἠνομήσαμεν, ἠδικήσαμεν ἐνώπιόν σου, οὐδὲ συνετηρήσαμεν, οὐδὲ ἐποιήσαμεν, καθὼς ἐνετείλω ἡμῖν, ἀλλὰ μὴ παραδῴης ἡμᾶς εἰς τέλος, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Θεός.

We sinned, O Lord, and we broke Your law, * we behaved unrighteously before You, * and neither have we kept Your word, nor acted according to the way You commanded for us. * Yet, O God of the fathers, we pray, do not utterly deliver us up.

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡμάρτηκα, ἐπλημμέλησα, καὶ ἠθέτησα τὴν ἐντολήν σου, ὅτι ἐν ἁμαρτίαις προήχθην, καὶ προσέθηκα τοῖς μώλωψι τραῦμα ἐμοί, ἀλλ' αὐτός με ἐλέησον ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Θεός.

I have sinned, I have offended, and I have set aside Your commandments, for in sins have I progressed, and to my sores I have added wounds. But in Your compassion have mercy upon me, O God of our fathers.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰ κρύφια τῆς καρδίας μου, ἐξηγόρευσά σοι τῷ Κριτῇ μου, ἴδε μου τὴν ταπείνωσιν, ἴδε καὶ τὴν θλῖψιν μου, καὶ πρόσχες τῇ κρίσει μου νῦν, καὶ αὐτός με ἐλέησον ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Θεός.

The secrets of my heart have I confessed to You, my Judge. See my abasement, see my affliction, and attend to my judgment now; and in Your compassion have mercy upon me, O God of our fathers.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Σαοὺλ ποτέ, ὡς ἀπώλεσε, τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ψυχὴ τὰς ὄνους, πάρεργον τὸ βασίλειον εὗρε, πρὸς ἀνάῤῥησιν. Ἀλλ' ὅρα μὴ λάθῃς σαυτήν, τὰς κτηνώδεις ὀρέξεις σου, προκρίνουσα τῆς βασιλείας Χριστοῦ.

When Saul once lost his father's asses, in searching for them he found himself proclaimed as king. But watch, my soul, lest unknown to yourself you prefer your animal appetites to the Kingdom of Christ.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Δαυῒδ ποτέ, ὁ πατρόθεος, εἰ καὶ ἥμαρτε διττῶς ψυχή μου, βέλει μὲν τοξευθεὶς τῆς μοιχείας, τῷ δὲ δόρατι ἁλοὺς τῆς τοῦ φόνου ποινῆς· ἀλλ' αὐτὴ τὰ βαρύτερα τῶν ἔργων νοσεῖς, ταῖς κατὰ γνώμην ὁρμαῖς.

David, the forefather of God, once sinned doubly, pierced with the arrow of adultery and the spear of murder. But you, my soul, are more gravely sick than he, for worse than any acts are the impulses of your will.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Συνῆψε μέν, ὁ Δαυῒδ ποτέ, ἀνομήματι τὴν ἀνομίαν· φόνῳ γὰρ τὴν μοιχείαν ἐκίρνα, τὴν μετάνοιαν εὐθὺς παραδείξας διπλῆν· ἀλλ' αὐτὴ πονηρότερα εἰργάσω, ψυχή, μὴ μεταγνοῦσα Θεῷ.

David once joined sin to sin, adding murder to fornication; yet then he showed at once a twofold repentance. But you, my soul, have done worse things than he, yet you have not repented before God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Δαυῒδ ποτὲ ἀνεστήλωσε, συγγραψάμενος ὡς ἐν εἰκόνι, ὕμνον, δι' οὗ τὴν πρᾶξιν ἐλέγχει, ἣν εἰργάσατο κραυγάζων· Ἐλέησόν με· σοὶ γὰρ μόνῳ ἐξήμαρτον, τῷ πάντων Θεῷ, αὐτὸς καθάρισόν με.

David once composed a hymn, depicting the action he had done; and he condemned it, crying: "Have mercy on me, for against You only have I sinned, O God of all. Cleanse me."

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡ Κιβωτός, ὡς ἐφέρετο, ἐπιδίφριος ὁ Ζὰν ἐκεῖνος, ὅτε ἀνατραπέντος τοῦ μόσχου, μόνον ἥψατο, Θεοῦ ἐπειράθη ὀργῆς, ἀλλ' αὐτοῦ τὴν αὐθάδειαν, φυγοῦσα ψυχή, σέβου τὰ θεῖα καλῶς.

When the Ark was being carried in a cart and the ox stumbled, Uzzah did no more than touch it, but the wrath of God smote him. O my soul, flee from his presumption and respect with reverence the things of God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἀκήκοας, τοῦ Ἀβεσσαλώμ, πῶς τῆς φύσεως ἀντεξανέστη, ἔγνως τὰς ἐναγεῖς αὐτοῦ πράξεις, αἷς ἐξύβρισε, τὴν κοίτην Δαυῒδ τοῦ πατρός· ἀλλ' αὐτὴ ἐμιμήσω, τὰς αὐτοῦ ἐμπαθεῖς, καὶ φιληδόνους ὁρμάς.

You have heard of Absalom, and how he rebelled against nature; you know of the unholy deeds by which he defiled his father David's bed. Yet you have followed him in his passionate and sensual desires.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὑπέταξας, τὸ ἀδούλωτον, σοῦ ἀξίωμα τῷ σώματί σου· ἄλλον γάρ, Ἀχιτόφελ εὑροῦσα τὸν ἐχθρὸν σὺ ψυχή, συνῆλθες ταῖς τούτου βουλαῖς. Ἀλλ' αὐτὰς διεσκέδασεν, αὐτὸς ὁ Χριστός, ἵνα σὺ πάντων σωθῇς.

O my soul, you have subjected Your free dignity to your body; for you found in the enemy another Ahitophel, and agreed to all his counsels. But Christ Himself has brought them to nothing and saved you from them all.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ Σολομών, ὁ θαυμάσιος, ὁ καὶ χάριτος σοφίας πλήρης, οὗτος τὸ πονηρὸν ἐναντίον, τοῦ Θεοῦ ποτέ, ποιήσας ἀπέστη αὐτοῦ, ᾧ αὐτὴ τὸν ἐπάρατόν σου βίον, ψυχὴ προσαφωμοίωσας.

Solomon, the wonderful, who was full of the grace of wisdom, once did evil in the sight of Heaven and turned away from God. You have become like him, O my soul, by your accursed life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ταῖς ἡδοναῖς, ἐξελκόμενος, τῶν παθῶν αὐτοῦ κατεῤῥυποῦτο, οἴμοι! ὁ ἐραστὴς τῆς σοφίας, ἐραστὴς πορνῶν γυναικῶν, καὶ ξένος Θεοῦ, ὃν αὐτὴ ἐμιμήσω, κατὰ νοῦν ὦ ψυχή, ἡδυπαθείαις αἰσχραῖς.

Carried away by sensual passions, he defiled himself. Alas! The lover of wisdom became a lover of harlots and a stranger to God. And you, my soul, in mind have imitated him through your shameful desires.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Ῥοβοάμ, παρεζήλωσας, ἀλογήσαντα βουλὴν πατρῴαν, ἅμα δὲ καὶ τὸν κάκιστον δοῦλον, Ἱεροβοάμ, τὸν πρὶν ἀποστάτην ψυχή. Ἀλλὰ φεῦγε τὴν μίμησιν, καὶ κράζε Θεῷ· Ἥμαρτον οἴκτειρόν με.

O my soul, you have rivaled Rehoboam, who paid no attention to his father's counselors, and Jeroboam, that evil servant and renegade of old. But flee from their example and cry to God: I have sinned, take pity on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Ἀχαὰβ παρεζήλωσας, τοῖς μιάσμασι ψυχή μου, οἴμοι! γέγονας σαρκικῶν μολυσμάτων, καταγώγιον καὶ σκεῦος αἰσχρὸν τῶν παθῶν. Ἀλλ' ἐκ βάθους σου στέναξον, καὶ λέγε Θεῷ, τὰς ἁμαρτίας σου.

Alas, my soul! You have rivaled Ahab in guilt. You have become a dwelling-place of carnal defilements and a shameful vessel of the passions. But groan from the depths of your heart, and confess your sins to God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐνέπρησεν Ἠλιοὺ ποτέ, δὶς πεντήκοντα τῆς Ἰεζάβελ, ὅτε τοὺς τῆς αἰσχύνης προφήτας, κατηνάλωσεν, εἰς ἔλεγχον τοῦ Ἀχαάβ. Ἀλλὰ φεῦγε τὴν μίμησιν τῶν δύω ψυχή, καὶ κραταιώθητι.

Elijah once destroyed with fire a hundred of Jezebel's servants, and he slew the prophets of shame, as a rebuke to Ahab. But flee from the example of both of them, my soul, and be strong.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐκλείσθη σοι, οὐρανὸς ψυχή, καὶ λιμὸς Θεοῦ κατέλαβέ σε, ὅτε τοῖς Ἠλιοῦ τοῦ θεσβίστου, ὡς ὁ Ἀχαάβ, ἠπείθησας λόγοις ποτέ. Ἀλλὰ τῇ Σαραφθίᾳ ὁμοιώθητι, θρέψον Προφήτου ψυχήν.

Heaven is closed to you, my soul, and a famine from God has seized you: for you have been disobedient, as Ahab was to the words of Elijah the Tishbite. But imitate the widow of Zarephath, and feed the Prophet's soul.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τοῦ Μανασσῆ, ἐπεσώρευσας, τὰ ἐγκλήματα τῇ προαιρέσει, στήσασα ὡς βδελύγματα πάθη, καὶ πληθύνουσα ψυχή, προσωχθίσματα. Ἀλλ' αὐτοῦ τὴν μετάνοιαν, ζηλοῦσα θερμῶς, κτῆσαι κατάνυξιν.

By deliberate choice, my soul, you incurred the guilt of Manasseh, setting up the passions as idols and multiplying abominations. But with fervent heart emulate his repentance and acquire compunction.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Προσπίπτω σοι, καὶ προσάγω σοι, ὥσπερ δάκρυα τὰ ῥήματά μου, ἥμαρτον, ὡς οὐχ ἥμαρτε Πόρνη, καὶ ἠνόμησα, ὡς ἄλλος οὐδεὶς ἐπὶ γῆς. Ἀλλ' οἰκτείρησον Δέσποτα τὸ ποίημά σου, καὶ ἀνακάλεσαί με.

I fall before You, and as tears I offer You my words. I have sinned as the Harlot never sinned, and I have transgressed as no other man on earth. But take pity on Your creature, O Master, and call me back.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Κατέχρωσα, τὴν εἰκόνα σου, καὶ παρέφθειρα τὴν ἐντολήν σου, ὅλον ἀπημαυρώθη τὸ κάλλος, καὶ τοῖς πάθεσιν ἐσβέσθη Σωτὴρ ἡ λαμπάς· ἀλλ' οἰκτείρας ἀπόδος μοι, ὡς ψάλλει Δαυῒδ τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν.

I have discolored Your image and broken Your commandments. All my beauty is destroyed and my lamp is quenched by the passions, O Savior. "But take pity on me," as David sings, and "restore to me Your joy."

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐπίστρεψον, μετανόησον, ἀνακάλυψον τὰ κεκρυμμένα, λέγε Θεῷ τῷ τὰ πάντα εἰδότι. Σὺ γινώσκεις μου τὰ κρύφια μόνε Σωτήρ, καὶ αὐτός με ἐλέησον, ὡς ψάλλει Δαυΐδ, κατὰ τὸ ἔλεός σου.

Turn back, repent, uncover all that you have hidden. Say to God, to whom all things are known: You alone know my secret, O Savior; "have mercy on me," as David sings, "according to Your mercy."

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἐξέλιπον, αἱ ἡμέραι μου, ὡς ἐνύπνιον ἐγειρομένου· ὅθεν ὡς Ἐζεκίας δακρύω, ἐπὶ κλίνης μου προσθῆναί μοι χρόνους ζωῆς. Ἀλλὰ τίς Ἡσαΐας, παραστήσεταί μοι ψυχή, εἰ μὴ ὁ πάντων Θεός;

My days have vanished as a dream of one awaking; and so, like Hezekiah, I weep on my bed, that years may be added to my life. But what Isaiah will come to me, O my soul, except the God of all?

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Βοήσασα, πρὸς τὴν ἄχραντον, Θεομήτορα πρὶν ἀπεκρούσω, λύσσαν παθῶν βιαίων ὀχλούντων, καὶ κατῄσχυνας, ἐχθρὸν τὸν πτερνίσαντα. Ἀλλὰ δὸς νῦν βοήθειαν ἐκ θλίψεως, κᾀμοὶ τῷ δούλῳ σου.

Raising your cry to the pure Mother of God, you drove back the fury of the passions that violently assailed you, and put to shame the enemy who sought to make you stumble. But give your help in trouble now to me also, your servant.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ὃν ἔστερξας, ὃν ἐπόθησας, δι' ὃν ἔτηξας σάρκας Ὁσία, αἴτησαι νῦν Χριστὸν ὑπὲρ δούλων, ὅπως ἵλεως γενόμενος πᾶσιν ἡμῖν, εἰρηναίαν κατάστασιν βραβεύσειε, τοῖς σεβομένοις αὐτόν.

He Whom you loved, O mother, whom you desired, in Whose footsteps you followed; He it was Who found you and gave you repentance, for He is compassionate God. Pray, O Mary, to Him without ceasing, that we may be delivered from passions and distress.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Τῆς πίστεως ἐν τῇ πέτρᾳ με, ταῖς πρεσβείαις σου στήριξον Πάτερ, φόβῳ με τῷ ἐνθέῳ τειχίζων, καὶ μετάνοιαν, Ἀνδρέα παράσχου μοι νῦν, δυσωπῶ σε καὶ ῥῦσαί με, παγίδος ἐχθρῶν, τῶν ἐκζητούντων με.

Set me firmly on the rock of faith, O father, though your intercessions; fence me round with fear of God, O Andrew; grant repentance to me now, I beseech you, and deliver me from the snare of the enemies that seek my life.

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Τριὰς ἁπλή, ἀδιαίρετε, Ὁμοούσιε Μονὰς ἁγία, φῶτα καὶ φῶς καὶ ἅγια τρία, καὶ ἓν ἅγιον ὑμνεῖται Θεὸς ἡ Τριάς, ἀλλ' ἀνύμνησον, δόξασον ζωὴν καὶ ζωάς, ψυχὴ τὸν πάντων Θεόν.

O simple and undivided Trinity, O holy and consubstantial Unity: You are praised as Light and Lights, one Holy and three Holies. Sing, O my soul, and glorify Life and Lives, the God of all.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε Θεογεννῆτορ, ὅτι τῆς ἀχωρίστου Τριάδος, ἀπεκύησας τὸν ἕνα Υἱὸν καὶ Θεόν, καὶ αὐτὴ προηνέῳξας ἡμῖν, τοῖς ἐν γῇ τὰ ἐπουράνια.

We praise you, we bless you, we venerate you, O Mother of God: for you gave birth to One of the undivided Trinity, your Son and God, and you opened the heavenly places to us on earth.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

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

The eternal King of glory, before whom the powers of heaven tremble and the ranks of angels stand in fear, O ye priests praise and ye people exalt above all for ever. [KW]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸν ἄναρχον Βασιλέα.

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

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἀπόστολοι ἡ καλὴ μετοικία, οἱ ἔφοροι Κόσμου, καὶ τῶν Οὐρανῶν πολῖται, τοὺς ὑμᾶς ἀεὶ ἀνευφημοῦντας, λυτρώσατε κινδύνων.

O noble company of the apostles who watch over the world and dwell in heaven, deliver from danger those who ever sing your praises. [KW]

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. 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]

ΚΑΝΩΝ Ο ΜΕΓΑΣ

The Great Canon

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Heirmos.

Ὃν Στρατιαὶ οὐρανῶν δοξάζουσι καὶ φρίττει τὰ Χερουβεὶμ καὶ τὰ Σεραφείμ, πᾶσα πνοὴ καὶ κτίσις ὑμνεῖτε, εὐλογεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Him whom the hosts of the heavens glorify, * at whom quake the Cherubim and the Seraphim, * every breath and creation, * extol Him now and bless Him, * and exalt supremely, unto all the ages.

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡμαρτηκότα, Σωτὴρ ἐλέησον, διέγειρόν μου τὸν νοῦν, πρὸς ἐπιστροφήν, δέξαι μετανοοῦντα, οἰκτείρησον βοῶντα· Ἥμαρτόν σοι, σῶσον, ἠνόμησα, ἐλέησόν με.

I have sinned, O Savior, have mercy on me. Awaken my mind and turn me back; accept me in repentance and take pity on me as I cry: I have sinned against You, save me; I have done evil, have mercy on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ διφρηλάτης, Ἠλίας, ἅρματι, ταῖς ἀρεταῖς ἐπιβάς, ὡς εἰς οὐρανόν, ἤγετο ὑπεράνω, ποτὲ τῶν ἐπιγείων· τούτου οὖν ψυχή μου, τὴν ἄνοδον ἀναλογίζου.

Riding in the chariot of the virtues, Elijah was lifted up to Heaven, high above earthly things. Reflect, O my soul, on his ascent.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τοῦ Ἰορδάνου, τὸ ῥεῖθρον πρότερον, τῇ μηλωτῇ Ἠλιού, δι' Ἐλισσαιέ, ἔστη ἔνθα καὶ ἔνθα, αὐτὴ δὲ ὦ ψυχή μου, ταύτης οὐ μετέσχες, τῆς χάριτος δι' ἀκρασίαν.

With the mantle of Elijah, Elisha made the stream of Jordan stand still on either side: but in this grace, my soul, you have no share, because of your greed and uncontrolled desires.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ Ἐλισσαῖος, ποτὲ δεξάμενος, τὴν μηλωτὴν Ἠλιού, ἔλαβε διπλῆν, χάριν παρὰ Κυρίου, αὐτὴ δὲ ὦ ψυχή μου, ταύτης οὐ μετέσχες, τῆς χάριτος δι' ἀκρασίαν.

Elisha once took up the mantle of Elijah, and received a double portion of grace from the Lord: but in this grace, my soul, you have no share, because of your greed and uncontrolled desires.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡ Σωμανῖτις, ποτὲ τὸν δίκαιον, ἐξένισεν ὦ ψυχή, γνώμῃ ἀγαθῇ· σὺ δὲ οὐκ εἰσῳκίσω, οὐ ξένον, οὐχ ὁδίτην· ὅθεν τοῦ νυμφῶνος, ῥιφήσῃ ἔξω θρηνῳδοῦσα.

The Shunammite woman gladly entertained the righteous Prophet: but in your house, my soul, you have not welcomed stranger or traveler; and so you shall be cast out weeping from the bridal chamber.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τοῦ Γιεζῆ, ἐμιμήσω τάλαινα, τὴν γνώμην τὴν ῥυπαράν, πάντοτε ψυχή· οὗ τὴν φιλαργυρίαν, ἀπώθου κᾂν ἐν γήρει, φεῦγε τῆς γεέννης, τὸ πῦρ ἐκστᾶσα τῶν κακῶν σου.

O wretched soul, you have always imitated the unclean thoughts of Gehazi. Cast from you, at least in your old age, his love of money. Flee from the fire of hell, turning away from your wickedness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Σὺ τὸν Ὀζίαν, ψυχὴ ζηλώσασα, τὴν τούτου λέπραν ἐν σοί, ἔσχες ἐν διπλῷ· ἄτοπα γὰρ λογίζῃ, παράνομα δὲ πράττεις, ἄφες ἃ κατέχεις, καὶ πρόσδραμε τῇ μετανοίᾳ.

You have followed Uzziah, my soul, and have his leprosy in double form: for your thoughts are wicked, and your acts unlawful. Leave what you have, and hasten to repentance.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τοὺς Νινευΐτας, ψυχὴ ἀκήκοας, μετανοοῦντας Θεῷ, σάκκῳ καὶ σποδῷ, τούτους οὐκ ἐμιμήσω, ἀλλ' ὤφθης σκαιοτέρα, πάντων τῶν πρὸ νόμου, καὶ μετὰ νόμον ἑπταικότων.

O my soul, you have heard how the men of Nineveh repented before God in sackcloth and ashes. Yet you have not followed them, but are more wicked than all who sinned before the Law and after.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν ἐν τῷ λάκκῳ, βορβόρου ἤκουσας, Ἱερεμίαν ψυχή, πόλιν τὴν Σιών, θρήνοις καταβοῶντα, καὶ δάκρυα ζητοῦντα, μίμησαι τὸν τούτου, θρηνώδη βίον καὶ σωθήσῃ.

You have heard, my soul, how Jeremiah in the muddy pit cried out with lamentations for the city of Zion and asked to be given tears. Follow his life of lamentation and be saved.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ Ἰωνᾶς, εἰς Θαρσεῖς ἀπέδραμε, προγνοὺς τὴν ἐπιστροφήν, τῶν Νινευϊτῶν· ἔγνω γὰρ ὡς προφήτης, Θεοῦ τὴν εὐσπλαγχνίαν· ὅθεν παρεζήλου, τὴν προφητείαν μὴ ψευσθῆναι.

Jonah fled to Tarshish, foreseeing the conversion of the men of Nineveh; for as a prophet he knew the loving-kindness of God, but he was jealous that his prophecy should not be proved false.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸν Δανιήλ, ἐν τῷ λάκκῳ ἤκουσας, πῶς ἔφραξεν ὦ ψυχή, στόματα θηρῶν, ἔγνωκας πῶς οἱ Παῖδες, οἱ περὶ Ἀζαρίαν, ἔσβεσαν τῇ πίστει, καμίνου φλόγα καιομένην.

My soul, you have heard how Daniel stopped the mouths of the wild beasts in the lions' den; and you know how the Young Men with Azariah quenched through their faith the flames of the fiery furnace.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τῆς παλαιᾶς, Διαθήκης ἅπαντας, παρήγαγόν σοι ψυχή, πρὸς ὑπογραμμόν, μίμησαι τῶν δικαίων, τὰς φιλοθέους πράξεις, ἔκφυγε δὲ πάλιν, τῶν πονηρῶν τὰς ἁμαρτίας.

All the names of the Old Testament have I set before you, my soul, as an example. Imitate the holy acts of the righteous and flee from the sins of the wicked.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Δικαιοκρῖτα, Σωτὴρ ἐλέησον, καὶ ῥῦσαί με τοῦ πυρός, καὶ τῆς ἀπειλῆς, ἧς μέλλω ἐν τῇ κρίσει, δικαίως ὑποστῆναι, ἄνες μοι πρὸ τέλους, δι' ἀρετῆς καὶ μετανοίας.

O righteous Judge and Savior, have mercy on me and deliver me from the fire that threatens me and from the punishment that I deserve to suffer at the Judgment. Before the end comes, grant me remission through virtue and repentance.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὡς ὁ Λῃστὴς ἐκβοῶ σοι· Μνήσθητι, ὡς Πέτρος κλαίω πικρῶς. Ἄνες μοι Σωτήρ, κράζω ὡς ὁ Τελώνης, δακρύω ὡς ἡ Πόρνη, δέξαι μου τὸν θρῆνον, καθὼς ποτὲ τῆς Χαναναίας.

Like the Robber I cry to You: "Remember me"; like Peter I weep bitterly; like the Publican I call out: "Forgive me, Savior"; like the Harlot I shed tears. Accept my lamentation, as once You accepted the entreaties of the woman of Canaan.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν σηπεδόνα, Σωτὴρ θεράπευσον, τῆς ταπεινῆς μου ψυχῆς, μόνε ἰατρέ, μάλαγμά μοι ἐπίθες, καὶ ἔλαιον καὶ οἶνον, ἔργα μετανοίας, κατάνυξιν μετὰ δακρύων.

O Savior, heal the putrefaction of my humbled soul, for You are the one Physician; apply bandages and pour in oil and wine, works of repentance and compunction with tears.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν Χαναναίαν, κᾀγὼ μιμούμενος· Ἐλέησόν με βοῶ, τῷ Υἱῷ Δαυΐδ, ἅπτομαι τοῦ κρασπέδου, ὡς ἡ Αἱμοῤῥοοῦσα, κλαίω ὡς ἡ Μάρθα, καὶ Μαρία ἐπὶ Λαζάρου.

Like the woman of Canaan I cry to You, "Have mercy on me, Son of David." Like the woman with an issue of blood, I touch the hem of Your garment. I weep as Martha and Mary wept for Lazarus.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὸ τῶν δακρύων, Σωτὴρ ἀλάβαστρον, ὡς μύρον κατακενῶν, ἐπὶ κεφαλῆς, κράζω σοι ὡς ἡ Πόρνη, τὸν ἔλεον ζητοῦσα, δέησιν προσάγω, καὶ ἄφεσιν αἰτῷ λαβεῖν με.

As precious ointment, O Savior, I empty on Your head the alabaster box of my tears. Like the Harlot, I cry out to You, seeking Your mercy: I bring my prayer and ask to receive forgiveness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Εἰ καὶ μηδείς, ὡς ἐγώ σοι ἥμαρτεν, ἀλλ, ὅμως δέξαι κᾀμέ, εὔσπλαγχνε Σωτήρ, φόβῳ μετανοοῦντα, καὶ πόθῳ κεκραγότα· Ἥμαρτόν σοι μόνῳ, ἠνόμησα, ἐλέησόν με.

No one has sinned against You as I have; yet accept even me, compassionate Savior, for I repent in fear and cry with longing: Against You alone have I sinned; I have transgressed, have mercy on me.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Φεῖσαι Σωτήρ, τοῦ ἰδίου πλάσματος, καὶ ζήτησον ὡς ποιμήν, τὸ ἀπολωλός, πρόβατον πλανηθέντα, ἐξάρπασον τοῦ λύκου, ποίησόν με θρέμμα, ἐν τῇ νομῇ τῶν σῶν προβάτων.

Spare the work of Your own hands, O Savior, and as a shepherd seek the lost sheep that has gone astray. Snatch me from the wolf and make me a nursling in the pasture of Your own flock.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὅταν Κριτής, καθίσῃς ὡς εὔσπλαγχνος, καὶ δείξῃς τὴν φοβεράν, δόξαν σου Χριστέ, ᾧ ποῖος φόβος τότε! καμίνου καιομένης, πάντων δειλιώντων, τὸ ἄστεκτον τοῦ βήματός σου.

When You sit on Your throne, O merciful Judge, and reveal Your dread glory, O Christ, what fear there will be then! When the furnace burns with fire, and all shrink back in terror before Your judgment-seat.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ἡ τοῦ Φωτός, τοῦ ἀδύτου Μῆτέρ σε, φωτίσασα σκοτασμοῦ, ἔλυσε παθῶν· ὅθεν εἰσδεδεγμένη, τοῦ Πνεύματος τὴν χάριν, φώτισον Μαρία, τοὺς σὲ πιστῶς ἀνευφημοῦντας.

The Mother of the Light that never sets illumined you and freed you from the darkness of the passions. O Mary, who received the grace of the Spirit, give light to those who praise you with faith.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Θαῦμα καινόν, κατιδὼν ἐξίστατο, ὁ θεῖος ὄντως ἐν σοί, Μῆτερ Ζωσιμᾶς. Ἄγγελον γὰρ ἑώρα, ἐν σώματι καὶ θάμβους, ὅλος ἐπληροῦτο, Χριστὸν ὑμνῶν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The holy Zosimas was struck with amazement, O Mother, beholding in you a wonder truly strange and new. For he saw an angel in the body and was filled with astonishment, praising Christ unto all ages.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Ὡς παῤῥησίαν, ἔχων πρὸς Κύριον, Ἀνδρέα Κρήτης σεπτόν, κλέος δυσωπῶ, πρέσβευε τοῦ δεσμοῦ με, τῆς ἀνομίας λύσιν, νῦν εὑρεῖν εὐχαῖς σου, Διδάσκαλε, Ὁσίων δόξα.

Since you have boldness before the Lord, O Andrew, honored and renown of Crete, I beseech you, intercede that I may find deliverance from the bonds of iniquity through your prayers, O teacher, glory of holy monks.

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Ἄναρχε Πάτερ, Υἱὲ συνάναρχε, Παράκλητε ἀγαθέ, Πνεῦμα τὸ εὐθές, Λόγου Θεοῦ Γεννῆτορ, Πατρὸς ἀνάρχου Λόγε, Πνεῦμα ζῶν καὶ κτίζον. Τριὰς Μονὰς ἐλέησόν με.

Father without beginning, coeternal Son, and loving Comforter, the Spirit of righteousness; Begetter of the Word of God, Word of the eternal Father, Spirit living and creative: O Trinity in Unity, have mercy on me.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡς ἐκ βαφῆς, ἁλουργίδος Ἄχραντε, ἡ νοητὴ πορφυρίς, τοῦ Ἐμμανουήλ, ἔνδον ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου, ἡ σάρξ συνεξυφάνθη· ὅθεν Θεοτόκον, ἐν ἀληθείᾳ σε τιμῶμεν.

As from purple silk, O undefiled Virgin, the spiritual robe of Emmanuel, His flesh, was woven in your womb. Therefore, we honor you as Theotokos in very truth.

Στίχ. Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

Verse: We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord. [SAAS]

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Ὃν Στρατιαὶ οὐρανῶν δοξάζουσι καὶ φρίττει τὰ Χερουβεὶμ καὶ τὰ Σεραφείμ, πᾶσα πνοὴ καὶ κτίσις ὑμνεῖτε, εὐλογεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Him whom the hosts of the heavens glorify, * at whom quake the Cherubim and the Seraphim, * every breath and creation, * extol Him now and bless Him, * and exalt supremely, 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 πλ. δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode pl. 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 Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon 1 from the Triodion.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Κυρίως Θεοτόκον, σὲ ὁμολογοῦμεν, οἱ διὰ σοῦ σεσωσμένοι Παρθένε Ἁγνή, σὺν Ἀσωμάτοις χορείαις, σὲ μεγαλύνοντες.

You are the Theotokos * lit'rally, O Virgin; * and we confess it, for we have been saved through you * whom we, O pure one, with choirs of angels magnify. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σὲ τὴν οὐρανοῦ.

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

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

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]

Ἀπόστολοι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρεσβεύσατε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Apostles of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἐν τῇ πρὸς Θεὸν ὑμῶν αἰτήσει, μέμνησθε ἡμῶν Ἀπόστολοι, ἀπὸ παντὸς λυτρωθῆναι πειρασμοῦ, δεόμεθα, τοὺς πόθῳ ἀνυμνοῦντας ὑμᾶς.

In your prayers to God remember us, we entreat you, O apostles. May we be delivered from all temptation, for lovingly we sing your praises. [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]

ΚΑΝΩΝ Ο ΜΕΓΑΣ

The Great Canon

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Heirmos.

Ἀσπόρου συλλήψεως, ὁ τόκος ἀνερμήνευτος, Μητρὸς ἀνάνδρου, ἄσπορος ἡ κύησις. Θεοῦ γὰρ ἡ γέννησις καινοποιεῖ τὰς φύσεις· διό σε πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί, ὡς Θεόνυμφον Μητέρα, ὀρθοδόξως μεγαλύνομεν. (δίς)

The birth is ineffable, conceived without the seed of man; the unwed Mother's * childbirth was free of all corruption. The birth of God * makes new again the natures. * And thus, in Orthodox manner all * generations magnify you as the Mother and the Bride of God. (2)

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ νοῦς τετραυμάτισται, τὸ σῶμα μεμαλάκισται, νοσεῖ τὸ πνεῦμα, ὁ λόγος ἠσθένησεν, ὁ βίος νενέκρωται, τὸ τέλος ἐπὶ θύραις· διό μοι τάλαινα ψυχή, τί ποιήσεις ὅταν ἔλθῃ, ὁ Κριτὴς ἀνερευνῆσαι τὰ σά;

My mind is wounded, my body has grown feeble, my spirit is sick, my speech has lost its power, my life is dead; the end is at the door. What shall you do, then, miserable soul, when the Judge comes to examine your deeds?

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Μωσέως παρήγαγον, ψυχὴ τὴν κοσμογένεσιν, καὶ ἐξ ἐκείνου, πᾶσαν ἐνδιάθετον, γραφὴν ἱστοροῦσάν σοι, δικαίους καὶ ἀδίκους, ὧν τοὺς δευτέρους ὦ ψυχή, ἐμιμήσω, οὐ τοὺς πρώτους, εἰς Θεὸν ἐξαμαρτήσασα.

I have put before you, my soul, Moses' account of the creation of the world, and after that all the recognized Scriptures that tell you the story of the righteous and the wicked. But you, my soul, have followed the second of these, not the first, and have sinned against God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ Νόμος ἠσθένησεν, ἀργεῖ το Εὐαγγέλιον, Γραφὴ δὲ πᾶσα, ἐν σοὶ παρημέληται, Προφῆται ἠτόνησαν, καὶ πᾶς δικαίου λόγος, αἱ τραυματίαι σου ὦ ψυχή, ἐπληθύνθησαν, οὐκ ὄντος, ἰατροῦ τοῦ ὑγιοῦντός σε.

The Law is powerless, the Gospel is of no effect, and the whole of Scripture is ignored by you; the prophets and all the words of the righteous are useless. Your wounds, my soul, have been multiplied, and there is no physician to heal you.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τῆς νέας παράγω σοι, Γραφῆς τὰ ὑποδείγματα, ἐνάγοντά σε, ψυχὴ πρὸς κατάνυξιν, δικαίους οὖν ζήλωσον, ἁμαρτωλοὺς ἐκτρέπου, καὶ ἐξιλέωσαι Χριστόν, προσευχαῖς τε καὶ νηστείαις, καὶ ἁγνείᾳ καὶ σεμνότητι.

I bring you, O my soul, examples from the New Testament, to lead you to compunction. Follow the example of the righteous, turn away from the sinful, and through prayers and fasting, through chastity and reverence, win back Christ's mercy.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Χριστὸς ἐνηνθρώπησε, σαρκὶ προσομιλήσας μοι, καὶ πάντα ὅσα, ὑπάρχει τῆς φύσεως, βουλήσει ἐπλήρωσε, τῆς ἁμαρτίας δίχα, ὑπογραμμόν σοι ὦ ψυχή, καὶ εἰκόνα προδεικνύων, τῆς αὐτοῦ συγκαταβάσεως.

Christ became a child and shared in my flesh; and willingly He performed all that belongs to my nature, only without sin. He set before you, my soul, an example and image of His condescension.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Χριστὸς ἐνηνθρώπησε, καλέσας εἰς μετάνοιαν, λῃστὰς καὶ πόρνας, ψυχὴ μετανόησον, ἡ θύρα ἠνέῳκται, τῆς Βασιλείας ἤδη, καὶ προαρπάζουσιν αὐτήν, Φαρισαῖοι καὶ Τελῶναι, καὶ μοιχοὶ μεταποιούμενοι.

Christ became man, calling to repentance thieves and harlots. Repent, my soul: the door of the Kingdom is already open, and Pharisees and publicans and adulterers pass through it before you, changing their life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Χριστὸς Μάγους ἔσωσε, Ποιμένας συνεκάλεσε, Νηπίων δήμους, ἀπέδειξε Μάρτυρας, Πρεσβύτην ἐδόξασε, καὶ γηραλέαν Χήραν, ὧν οὐκ ἐζήλωσας ψυχή, οὐ τὰς πράξεις, οὐ τὸν βίον, ἀλλ' οὐαί σοι ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαι!

Christ saved the Wise Men and called the Shepherds; He revealed as martyrs a multitude of young children; He glorified the Elder and the aged Widow. But you, my soul, have not followed their lives and actions. Woe to you when you are judged!

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Νηστεύσας ὁ Κύριος, ἡμέρας τεσσαράκοντα, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, ὕστερον ἐπείνασε, δεικνὺς τὸ ἀνθρώπινον. Ψυχὴ μὴ ἀθυμήσῃς, ἂν σοι προσβάλλῃ ὁ ἐχθρός, προσευχῇ τε καὶ νηστείᾳ, ἐκ ποδῶν ἀποκρουσθήτω σοι.

The Lord fasted forty days in the wilderness, and at the end of them He was hungry, thus showing that He is man. Do not be dismayed, my soul! If the enemy attacks you, through prayer and fasting drive him away.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Χριστὸς ἐπειράζετο, Διάβολος ἐπείραζε, δεικνὺς τοὺς λίθους, ἵνα ἄρτοι γένωνται, εἰς ὄρος ἀνήγαγεν, ἰδεῖν τὰς βασιλείας, τοῦ Κόσμου πάσας ἐν ῥιπῇ· Φοβοῦ ὦ ψυχὴ τὸ δρᾶμα, νῆφε, εὔχου, πᾶσαν ὥραν Θεῷ.

Christ was tempted; the devil tempted Him, showing Him the stones that they might be made bread. He led Him up into a mountain, to see in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. O my soul, look with fear on what happened; watch and pray every hour to God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τρυγὼν ἡ φιλέρημος, φωνὴ βοῶντος ἤχησε, Χριστοῦ ὁ λύχνος, κηρύττων μετάνοιαν, Ἡρῴδης ἠνόμησε, σὺν τῇ Ἡρῳδιάδι. Βλέπε ψυχή μου μὴ παγῇς, τῶν ἀνόμων ταῖς παγίσιν, ἀλλ' ἀσπάζου τὴν μετάνοιαν.

The Dove Who loved the wilderness, the Lamp of Christ, the voice of one crying aloud, was heard preaching repentance; but Herod sinned with Herodias. O my soul, see that you are not trapped in the snares of the lawless, but embrace repentance.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν ἔρημον ᾤκησε, τῆς χάριτος ὁ Πρόδρομος, καὶ Ἰουδαία, πᾶσα καὶ Σαμάρεια, ἀκούοντες ἔτρεχον, καὶ ἐξωμολογοῦντο, τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἑαυτῶν, βαπτιζόμενοι προθύμως, οὓς αὐτὴ οὐκ ἐμιμήσω ψυχή.

The Forerunner of Grace went to dwell in the wilderness, and Judea and all Samaria ran to hear him; they confessed their sins and were baptized eagerly. But you, my soul, have not imitated them.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ὁ γάμος μὲν τίμιος, ἡ κοίτη δὲ ἀμίαντος· ἀμφότερα γάρ, Χριστὸς προευλόγησε, σαρκὶ ἐσθιόμενος, καὶ ἐν Κανᾷ τῷ γάμῳ, τὸ ὕδωρ οἶνον ἐκτελῶν, καὶ δεικνύων πρῶτον θαῦμα, ἵνα σὺ μετατεθῇς ὦ ψυχή.

Marriage is honorable, and the marriage-bed undefiled. For on both Christ has given His blessing, eating in the flesh at the wedding in Cana, turning the water into wine and revealing His first miracle, to bring you, my soul, to a change of life.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Παράλυτον ἔσφιγξε, Χριστὸς τὴν κλίνην ἄραντα, καὶ νεανίσκον, θανέντα ἐξήγειρε, τῆς χήρας τὸ κύημα, καὶ τοῦ Ἑκατοντάρχου, καὶ Σαμαρείτιδι φανείς, τὴν ἐν πνεύματι λατρείαν, σοὶ ψυχὴ προεζωγράφησεν.

Christ gave strength to the paralyzed man, and he took up his bed; He raised from the dead the young man, the son of the widow, and the centurion's servant; He appeared to the woman of Samaria and spoke to you, my soul, of worship in spirit.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Αἱμόῤῥουν ἰάσατο, ἁφῇ κρασπέδου Κύριος, λεπροὺς καθῆρε, τυφλοὺς καὶ χωλεύοντας, φωτίσας ἠνώρθωσε, κωφούς τε καὶ ἀλάλους, καὶ τὴν συγκύπτουσαν χαμαί, ἐθεράπευσε τῷ λόγῳ, ἵνα σὺ σωθῇς ἀθλία ψυχή.

By the touch of the hem of His garment, the Lord healed the woman with an issue of blood; He cleansed lepers and gave sight to the blind and made the lame walk upright; He cured by His word the deaf and the dumb and the woman bowed to the ground, to bring you, wretched soul, to salvation.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰς νόσους ἰώμενος, πτωχοῖς εὐηγγελίζετο, Χριστὸς ὁ Λόγος, κυλλοὺς ἐθεράπευσε, τελώναις συνήσθιεν, ἁμαρτωλοῖς ὡμίλει, τῆς Ἰαείρου θυγατρός, τὴν ψυχὴν προμεταστάσαν, ἐπανήγαγεν ἁφῇ τῆς χειρός.

Healing sickness, Christ the Word preached the good tidings to the poor. He cured the crippled, ate with publicans, and conversed with sinners. With the touch of His hand, He brought back the departed soul of Jairus' daughter.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τελώνης ἐσῴζετο, καὶ Πόρνη ἐσωφρόνιζε, καὶ Φαρισαῖος, αὐχῶν κατεκρίνετο· ὁ μὲν γάρ, Ἱλάσθητι, ἡ δέ, Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ δὲ ἐκόμπαζε, βοῶν· ὁ Θεὸς εὐχαριστῷ σοι, καὶ ἑξῆς τὰ τῆς ἀνοίας ῥητά.

The Publican was saved and the Harlot turned to chastity, but the Pharisee with his boasting was condemned. For the first cried "Be merciful," and the second, "have mercy on me"; but the third said, boasting, "I thank You, O God," and other words of madness.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ζακχαῖος Τελώνης ἦν, ἀλλ' ὅμως διεσῴζετο, καὶ Φαρισαῖος, ὁ Σίμων ἐσφάλλετο, καὶ Πόρνη ἐλάμβανε, τὰς ἀφεσίμους λύσεις, παρὰ τοῦ ἔχοντος ἰσχύν, ἀφιέναι ἁμαρτίας, ἣν ψυχὴ σπεῦσον μιμήσασθαι.

Zacchaeus was a publican, yet he was saved; but Simon the Pharisee went astray, while the Harlot received remission and release from Him who has the power to forgive sins. Make haste, O my soul, to follow her example.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὴν Πόρνην ὦ τάλαινα, ψυχή μου οὐκ ἐζήλωσας, ἥτις λαβοῦσα, μύρου τὸ ἀλάβαστρον, σὺν δάκρυσιν ἤλειψε, τοὺς πόδας τοῦ Κυρίου, ἐξέμαξε δὲ ταῖς θριξί, τῶν ἀρχαίων ἐγκλημάτων, τὸ χειρόγραφον ῥηγνύοντος αὐτῇ.

O wretched soul, you have not acted like the Harlot, who took the alabaster box of precious ointment, and anointed with tears and wiped with her hair the feet of the Lord. And He tore in pieces the record of her previous sins.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Τὰς πόλεις αἷς ἔδωκε, Χριστὸς τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον, ψυχή μου ἔγνως, ὅπως κατηράθησαν, φοβοῦ τὸ ὑπόδειγμα, μὴ γένῃ ὡς ἐκεῖναι· ταῖς ἐν Σοδόμοις γὰρ αὐτάς, ὁ Δεσπότης παρεικάσας, ἕως ᾍδου κατεδίκασε.

You know, O my soul, how the cities were cursed to which Christ preached the Gospel. Fear their example, lest you suffer the same punishment. For the Master likened them to Sodom and condemned them to hell.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Μὴ χείρων ὦ ψυχή μου, φανῇς δι' ἀπογνώσεως, τῆς Χαναναίας, τὴν πίστιν ἀκούσασα, δι' ἧς τὸ θυγάτριον, λόγῳ Θεοῦ ἰάθη. Υἱὲ Δαυῒδ σῶσον κᾀμέ, ἀναβόησον ἐκ βάθους, τῆς καρδίας ὡς ἐκείνη Χριστῷ.

Be not overcome by despair, my soul; for you have heard of the faith of the woman of Canaan, and how through it her daughter was healed by the word of God. Cry out from the depth of your heart, "Save me also, Son of David," as she once cried to Christ.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Σπλαγχνίσθητι σῶσόν με, Υἱὲ Δαυῒδ ἐλεησον, ὁ δαιμονῶντας, λόγῳ ἰασάμενος, φωνὴν δὲ τὴν εὔσπλαγχνον, ὡς τῷ Λῃστῇ μοι φράσον· Ἀμήν σοι λέγω μετ' ἐμοῦ, ἔσῃ ἐν τῷ Παραδείσῳ, ὅταν ἔλθω ἐν τῇ δόξῃ μου.

O Son of David, with Your word You healed the possessed: take pity on me, save me and have mercy. Let me hear Your compassionate voice speak to me as to the Robber: "Truly, I say to you, you shall be with Me in Paradise, when I come in My glory."

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Λῃστὴς κατηγόρει σοι, Λῃστὴς ἐθεολόγει σοι· ἀμφότεροι γάρ, σταυρῷ συνεκρέμαντο, ἀλλ' ὦ Πολυεύσπλαγχνε, ὡς τῷ πιστῷ Λῃστῇ σου, τῷ ἐπιγνόντι σε Θεόν, κᾀμοὶ ἄνοιξον τὴν θύραν, τῆς ἐνδόξου βασιλείας σου.

A robber accused You, a robber confessed Your Godhead: for both were hanging beside You on the Cross. Open to me also, O Lord of many mercies, the door of Your glorious Kingdom, as once it was opened to Your robber who acknowledged You with faith as God.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἡ κτίσις συνείχετο, σταυρούμενόν σε βλέπουσα, ὄρη καὶ πέτραι, φόβῳ διεῤῥήγνυντο, καὶ γῆ συνεσείετο, καὶ ᾍδης ἐγυμνοῦτο, καὶ συνεσκότασε τὸ φῶς, ἐν ἡμέρᾳ καθορῶν σε, Ἰησοῦ, προσηλωμένον σαρκί.

Creation was in anguish, seeing You crucified. Mountains and rocks were split from fear, the earth quaked, and hell was despoiled; the light grew dark in the daytime, beholding You, O Jesus, nailed in the flesh.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Ἀξίους μετανοίας, καρποὺς μὴ ἀπαιτήσῃς με· ἡ γὰρ ἰσχύς μου, ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐξέλιπε, καρδίαν μοι δώρησαι, ἀεὶ συντετριμμένην, πτωχείαν δὲ πνευματικήν, ἵνα ταῦτά σοι προσοίσω, ὡς δεκτὴν θυσίαν μόνε Σωτήρ.

Do not demand from me worthy fruits of repentance, for my strength has failed within me. Give me an ever-contrite heart and poverty of spirit, that I may offer these to You as an acceptable sacrifice, O only Savior.

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησόν με.

Have mercy on me, O God. Have mercy on me.

Κριτά μου καὶ γνῶστά μου, ὁ μέλλων πάλιν ἔρχεσθαι, σὺν τοῖς Ἀγγέλοις, κρῖναι Κόσμον ἅπαντα, ἱλέῳ σου ὄμματι, τότε ἰδών με φεῖσαι, καὶ οἴκτειρόν με Ἰησοῦ, τὸν ὑπὲρ τὴν πᾶσαν φύσιν, τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἁμαρτήσαντα.

O my Judge who know me, when You come again with the angels to judge the whole world, look on me then with Your eye of mercy and spare me; take pity on me, Jesus, for I have sinned more than any other man.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Ἀπάσας ἐξέστησας, τῇ ξένῃ πολιτείᾳ σου, Ἀγγέλων τάξεις, βροτῶν τὰ συστήματα, ἀΰλως βιώσασα, καὶ φύσιν ὑπερβᾶσα, ἀνθ' ὧν ὡς ἄϋλος τοῖς ποσίν, ἐπιβαίνουσα Μαρία, Ἰορδάνην διεπέρασας.

By your strange way of life you struck all with wonder, both the hosts of angels and the gatherings of mortal men; for you surpassed nature and lived as though no longer in the body. Like a bodiless angel you walked upon the Jordan with your feet, O Mary, and crossed over it.

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Mother Mary, pray to God for us.

Τὸν Κτίστην ἱλέωσαι, ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐφημούντων σε, ὁσία Μῆτερ, ῥυσθῆναι κακώσεων, καὶ θλίψεων τῶν κύκλῳ, συνεπιτιθεμένων, ἵνα ῥυσθέντες τῶν πειρασμῶν, μεγαλύνωμεν ἀπαύστως, τὸν δοξάσαντά σε Κύριον.

O holy Mother, call down the gracious mercy of the Creator upon us who sing your praises, that we may be set free from the sufferings and afflictions that assail us; so without ceasing, delivered from temptations, we shall magnify the Lord who glorified you.

Ἅγιε τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Holy Father Andrew, pray to God for us.

Ἀνδρέα σεβάσμιε, καὶ Πάτερ τρισμακάριστε, Ποιμὴν τῆς Κρήτης, μὴ παύσῃ δεόμενος, ὑπὲρ τῶν σὲ ὑμνούντω· ἵνα ῥυσθῶμεν πάσης, ὀργῆς καὶ θλίψεως καὶ φωορᾶς, καὶ πταισμάτων ἀνεικάστων, οἱ τιμῶντές σου τὴν μνήνην πιστῶς.

Venerable Andrew, father thrice-blessed, pastor of Crete, cease not to offer prayer for us who sing your praises; that we may be delivered from all danger and distress, from corruption and sin, who honor your memory with faith.

Δόξα. Τριαδικόν.

Glory. For the Trinity.

Πατέρα δοξάσωμεν, Υἱὸν ὑπερυψώσωμεν, τὸ θεῖον Πνεῦμα, πιστῶς προσκυνήσωμεν, Τριάδα ἀχώριστον, Μονάδα κατ' οὐσίαν, ὡς φῶς καὶ φῶτα καὶ ζωήν, καὶ ζωὰς ζωοποιοῦσαν, καὶ φωτίζουσαν τὰ πέρατα.

Trinity in one Essence, Unity in three Persons, we sing Your praises; we glorify the Father, we magnify the Son, we worship the Holy Spirit, truly one God by nature, Life and Lives, Kingdom without end.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὴν Πόλιν σου φύλαττε, Θεογεννῆτορ πάναγνε· ἐν σοὶ γὰρ αὕτη, πιστῶς βασιλεύουσα, ἐν σοὶ καὶ κρατύνεται, καὶ διὰ σοῦ νικῶσα, τροποῦται πάντα πειρασμόν, καὶ σκυλεύει πολεμίους καὶ διέπει τὸ ὑπήκοον.

Watch over Your city, all-pure Mother of God. For by you she reigns in faith, by you she is made strong; by you she is victorious, putting to flight every temptation, despoiling the enemy and ruling her subjects.

Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Heirmos.

Ἀσπόρου συλλήψεως, ὁ τόκος ἀνερμήνευτος, Μητρὸς ἀνάνδρου, ἄσπορος ἡ κύησις. Θεοῦ γὰρ ἡ γέννησις καινοποιεῖ τὰς φύσεις· διό σε πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί, ὡς Θεόνυμφον Μητέρα, ὀρθοδόξως μεγαλύνομεν.

The birth is ineffable, conceived without the seed of man; the unwed Mother's * childbirth was free of all corruption. The birth of God * makes new again the natures. * And thus, in Orthodox manner all * generations magnify you as the Mother and the Bride of God. [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 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.)

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.)

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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!

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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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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!

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Dismissal

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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.)