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Pentecostarion

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On Monday of Bright Week - Evening

Συμπλήρωμα Πεντηκοσταρίου

Pentecostarion Supplement

Μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Ῥαφαήλ, Νικολάου, καὶ Εἰρήνης.

Memory of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene.

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ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ

VESPERS

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ καὶ ὁμοουσίῳ καὶ ζωοποιῷ καὶ ἀδιαιρέτῳ Τριάδι, πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Glory to the holy and consubstantial, and life giving, and undivided Trinity, always, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι...

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs... [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

...ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

...He has granted life.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι...

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs... [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

...ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

...He has granted life.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι...

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs... [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

...ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

...He has granted life.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀναστήτω ὁ Θεός, καὶ διασκορπισθήτωσαν οἱ ἐχθροὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ φυγέτωσαν ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ οἱ μισοῦντες αὐτόν.

Verse 1: Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee from before His face.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. [GOA]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Στίχ. βʹ. Ὡς ἐκλείπει καπνός, ἐκλιπέτωσαν· ὡς τήκεται κηρὸς ἀπὸ προσώπου πυρός.

Verse 2: As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish, as wax melts before the fire.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. [GOA]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Στίχ. γʹ. Οὕτως ἀπολοῦνται οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ. Καὶ οἱ δίκαιοι εὐφρανθήτωσαν.

Verse 3: So shall the sinners perish from the face of God. And let the righteous be glad.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. [GOA]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Στίχ. δʹ. Αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος· ἀγαλλιασώμεθα καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ.

Verse 4: This is the day the Lord made; let us greatly rejoice and be glad therein.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. [GOA]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. [GOA]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. [GOA]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας...

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death... [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

...καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

...and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

In peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῆς ἄνωθεν εἰρήνης καὶ τῆς σωτηρίας τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For the peace from above and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῆς εἰρήνης τοῦ σύμπαντος κόσμου, εὐσταθείας τῶν ἁγίων τοῦ Θεοῦ Ἐκκλησιῶν καὶ τῆς τῶν πάντων ἑνώσεως, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For the peace of the whole world, for the stability of the holy churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἁγίου οἴκου τούτου, καὶ τῶν μετὰ πίστεως, εὐλαβείας καὶ φόβου Θεοῦ εἰσιόντων ἐν αὐτῷ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For this holy house and for those who enter it with faith, reverence, and the fear of God, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For pious and Orthodox Christians, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος), τοῦ τιμίου πρεσβυτερίου, τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ διακονίας, παντὸς τοῦ κλήρου καὶ τοῦ λαοῦ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For (episcopal rank) (name), for the honorable presbyterate, for the diaconate in Christ, and for all the clergy and the people, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ εὐσεβοῦς ἡμῶν ἔθνους, πάσης ἀρχῆς καὶ ἐξουσίας ἐν αὐτῷ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For our country, for the president, and for all in public service, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῆς πόλεως ταύτης, πάσης πόλεως, χώρας καὶ τῶν πίστει οἰκούντων ἐν αὐταῖς, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For this city, and for every city and land, and for the faithful who live in them, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ εὐκρασίας ἀέρων, εὐφορίας τῶν καρπῶν τῆς γῆς, καὶ καιρῶν εἰρηνικῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For favorable weather, for an abundance of the fruits of the earth, and for peaceful times, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ πλεόντων, ὁδοιπορούντων, νοσούντων, καμνόντων, αἰχμαλώτων καὶ τῆς σωτηρίας αὐτῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For those who travel by land, sea, and air, for the sick, the suffering, the captives and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τοῦ ῥυσθῆναι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, ὀργῆς, κινδύνου καὶ ἀνάγκης, καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀπειλοῦντος ἡμᾶς λοιμοῦ τοῦ κορονοϊοῦ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For our deliverance from all affliction, wrath, danger and distress, and from the peril of the coronavirus against us, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν τῶν κατὰ τῆς νόσου τοῦ κορονοϊοῦ ἀγωνιζομένων, ἰατρῶν, νοσηλευτῶν καὶ ἐπιστημόνων, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

For our brethren, those who lead the fight against the coronavirus, the doctors, the medical workers and the scientists, 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 πρέπει σοι πᾶσα δόξα, τιμὴ καὶ προσκύνησις, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

For to You belong all glory, honor, and worship, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. (Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Κύριε ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, εἰσάκουσόν μου, εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε. Κύριε, ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, εἰσάκουσόν μου· πρόσχες τῇ φωνῇ τῆς δεήσεώς μου, ἐν τῷ κεκραγέναι με πρὸς σέ. Εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε.

Lord, I have cried to You; hear me. Hear me, O Lord. Lord, I have cried to You; hear me. Give heed to the voice of my supplication when I cry to You. Hear me, O Lord. [SAAS]

Κατευθυνθήτω ἡ προσευχή μου, ὡς θυμίαμα ἐνώπιόν σου, ἔπαρσις τῶν χειρῶν μου θυσία ἑσπερινή. Εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε.

Let my prayer be set forth before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Hear me, O Lord. [SAAS]

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Στιχηρὸν Αʹ. Ἦχος γʹ.

Sticheron 1. Mode 3.

Ἐξάγαγε ἐκ φυλακῆς τὴν ψυχήν μου, τοῦ ἐξομολογήσασθαι τῷ ὀνόματί σου.

Bring my soul out of prison to give thanks to Your name, O Lord. [SAAS]

Τῷ σῷ σταυρῷ Χριστὲ Σωτήρ, θανάτου κράτος λέλυται, καὶ διαβόλου ἡ πλάνη κατήργηται, γένος δὲ ἀνθρώπων πίστει σῳζόμενον, ὕμνον σοι καθ' ἑκάστην προσφέρει.

Your cross, Christ Savior, has destroyed the power of death and has abolished the deception of the devil. Therefore mankind saved by faith, offers you hymns of praise forever. [HC]

Στιχηρὸν Βʹ. Ἦχος γʹ.

Sticheron 2. Mode 3.

Ἐμὲ ὑπομενοῦσι δίκαιοι, ἕως οὐ ἀνταποδῷς μοι.

The righteous shall wait for me, until You reward me. [SAAS]

Πεφώτισται τὰ σύμπαντα, τῇ ἀναστάσει σου Κύριε, καὶ ὁ Παράδεισος πάλιν ἠνέῳκται, πᾶσα δὲ ἡ κτίσις ἀνευφημοῦσά σε, ὕμνον σοι καθ' ἑκάστην προσφέρει.

All of creation has been enlightened by your resurrection, O Lord, and paradise has once again been opened. Therefore, all creation extols you and offers hymns of praise forever. [HC]

Στιχηρὸν Γʹ. Ἦχος γʹ.

Sticheron 3. Mode 3.

Ἐκ βαθέων ἐκέκραξά σοι, Κύριε· Κύριε, εἰσάκουσον τῆς φωνῆς μου.

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. [SAAS]

Δοξάζω τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ τὴν δύναμιν, καὶ Πνεύματος ἁγίου, ὑμνῶ τὴν ἐξουσίαν, ἀδιαίρετον, ἄκτιστον Θεότητα, Τριάδα ὁμοούσιον, τὴν βασιλεύουσαν εἰς αἰῶνα αἰῶνος.

I glorify the might of the Father and the Son and the power of the Holy Spirit, the undivided, uncreated Godhead, the consubstantial Trinity that reigns to the ages of ages. [HC]

Στιχηρὸν Δʹ. Ἦχος γʹ.

Sticheron 4. Mode 3.

Γενηθήτω τὰ ὦτά σου προσέχοντα εἰς τὴν φωνὴν τῆς δεήσεώς μου.

Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. [SAAS]

Τὸν Σταυρόν σου τὸν τίμιον, προσκυνοῦμεν Χριστέ, καὶ τὴν ἀνάστασίν σου ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· τῷ γὰρ μώλωπί σου, ἡμεῖς οἱ πάντες ἰάθημεν.

We worship your precious cross, O Christ, and praise and glorify your resurrection, for by your wounds we have all been healed. [HC]

Στιχηρά. Τῶν Ἁγίων.

Stichera. For the Saints.

Συμπλήρωμα Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

Pentecostarion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὢ τοῦ παραδόξου θαύματος.

Mode 1. Marvel at the wondrous paradox.

Ἐὰν ἀνομίας παρατηρήσῃς, Κύριε Κύριε, τίς ὑποστήσεται; ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ ὁ ἱλασμός ἐστιν.

If You, O Lord, should mark transgression, O Lord, who would stand? For there is forgiveness with You. [SAAS]

Ὢ τοῦ παραδόξου θαύματος! ὡς ἀστέρες λαμπροί, ἐκ τῆς γῆς ἀνέτειλαν, οἱ Μάρτυρες τοῦ Χριστοῦ, κόσμον εὐφραίνοντες. Λαμπρύνθητι μυστικῶς, τῇ τούτων αἴγλῃ ἡ Λέσβος χορεύουσα· εὐφράνθητι σὺν αὐτῇ, ἡ τοῦ Θεοῦ Ἐκκλησία κραυγάζουσα· Χαίροις Ῥαφαὴλ θέοφρον, Ἀθλητῶν ἀγλάισμα, καὶ Νικόλαε Μάρτυς, καὶ Εἰρήνη καλλιπάρθενε.

What a paradoxal miracle! * For the Martyrs of Christ, like resplendent shining stars * have risen up from the earth, and now they gladden the world. * O Lesbos, mystically dance, * for their illustrious splendor illumines you. * And join her, O Church of God, * in celebrating with gladness, and shout to them, * "We salute you, godly Martyrs * Raphael and Nicholas * and Irene graceful virgin, * as the ornaments of Athletes, rejoice!" [SD]

Ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ὑπέμεινά σε, Κύριε, ὑπέμεινεν ἡ ψυχή μου εἰς τὸν λόγον σου. Ἤλπισεν ἡ ψυχή μου ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον.

Because of Your law, O Lord, I waited for You; my soul waited for Your word. My soul hopes in the Lord. [SAAS]

Βαβαὶ τῶν σῶν μυστηρίων Χριστέ! σὺ γὰρ ἐξ ἐγκάτων, τῆς γῆς ἐφανέρωσας, εἰς στήριγμα τῶν πιστῶν, καὶ μέγα καύχημα, τοὺς πάλαι ὑπὲρ τοῦ σοῦ, περιφανῶς ἠθληκότας ὀνόματος, τὸν ἔνδοξον Ῥαφαήλ, καὶ σὺν Εἰρήνῃ τὸν θεῖον Νικόλαον. Ὅθεν τούτων τοῖς λειψάνοις, πίστει καταφεύγοντες, ἐξ αὐτῶν πᾶσαν δόσιν, κομιζόμεθα σωτήριον.

My God! How great are Your mysteries, O Christ! * For You have uncovered * from the bowels of the earth * that glorious Raphael * and godly Nicholas * and holy virgin Irene, * who for the sake of Your name contested famously. * You did this for the support * of us the faithful, who boast of this piously. * Therefore in their holy relics * we take refuge faithfully * and from them are receiving * every saving gift of grace divine. [SD]

Ἀπὸ φυλακῆς πρωΐας μέχρι νυκτός· ἀπὸ φυλακῆς πρωΐας ἐλπισάτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον.

From the morning watch until night; from the morning watch until night, let Israel hope in the Lord. [SAAS]

Ὑμῶν τιμῶμεν τὴν εὕρεσιν, Ῥαφαὴλ τρισμάκαρ, καὶ θεῖε Νικόλαε, τὴν μνήμην ὑμῶν λαμπρῶς, ἄγοντες σήμερον· ὁράσεσι γὰρ πολλαῖς, καὶ ἐνυπνίοις φαινόμενοι Ἅγιοι, ἐκφαίνετε τοῖς πιστοῖς, τῶν κεκρυμμένων τὴν γνῶσιν ἑκάστοτε, καὶ καθ' ὕπαρ παραδόξως, πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον, ὀπτανόμενοι πάντας, καταπλήττετε τοῖς θαύμασι.

Thrice-blessed Raphael and divine * Nicholas, we honor * your discovery today, * as we splendidly observe your holy memory. * O Saints, you often appear * to the believers in visions and in their dreams, * and daily reveal to them * the hidden knowledge of secrets and mysteries. * You are seen in waking visions * face to face amazingly, * and you dazzle all people * with the miracles that God does through you. [SD]

Ἕτερα Στιχηρά.

Additional Stichera.

Συμπλήρωμα Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

Pentecostarion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὡς γενναῖον ἐν Μάρτυσι.

Mode 4. To a brave one.

Ὅτι παρὰ τῷ Κυρίῳ τὸ ἔλεος καὶ πολλὴ παρ' αὐτῷ λύτρωσις, καὶ αὐτὸς λυτρώσεται τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ἐκ πασῶν τῶν ἀνομιῶν αὐτοῦ.

For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption; and He shall redeem Israel from all his transgressions. [SAAS]

Τῇ εὑρέσει τοῦ σκήνους σου, κεκρυμμένα μυστήρια, Ῥαφαὴλ μακάριε ἀπεκάλυψας, οἷς περ προέκρινας ἔνδοξε, ἐκφάνσει τῆς δόξης σου, ὑπουργῆσαι εὐσεβῶς, οἱ πιστῶς κατιδόντες σε, ἐθαμβήθησαν, τῆς δοθείσης σοι χάριτος τῷ πλούτῳ, καὶ ἐκήρυξαν τοῖς πᾶσιν, ὧν περ αὐτόπται γεγόνασι.

You revealed hidden mysteries * with your body's discovery, * blessed and all-glorious Martyr Raphael. * And you preferred to assist in this * through manifestations of * glory that you had God. * And the people who faithfully * saw you were amazed * at the wealth of the grace you had been given, and to everyone proclaimed it * and what they witnessed with their own eyes. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ἐπαινέσατε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ λαοί.

Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles; praise Him, all you peoples. [SAAS]

Καί τὴν ἔνδοξον κλῆσίν σου, καὶ πατρίδος τὸ ὄνομα, καὶ τὸν τρόπον Ἅγιε τῆς ἀθλήσεως, τὰ πρῴην ἅπασιν ἄγνωστα, ἡμῖν ἐφανέρωσας, Ῥαφαὴλ θαυματουργέ, ἐνωπίῳ ἐνώπιος, καθορώμενος· ὢ τῆς σῆς πρὸς ἡμᾶς πολλῆς εὐνοίας! διὰ τοῦτό σου τὴν χάριν, μεγαλοφώνως κηρύττομεν.

Wonder-worker St. Raphael, * you revealed what was formerly * unknown information about yourself to us: * namely your glorious name and rank, * the name of your fatherland, * and the details of your life * and your contest; for you indeed were seen face to face. * So immense is your love for us and favor! Therefore loudly we proclaim it * and tell the world of your grace from God. [SD]

Ὅτι ἐκραταιώθη τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ Κυρίου μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

For His mercy rules over us; and the truth of the Lord endures forever. [SAAS]

Τῆς Ἰθάκης τὸ βλάστημα, καὶ τῆς Λέσβου τὸ καύχημα, τῆς Θερμῆς τὸν μέγιστον ἀντιλήπτορα, μελῳδικῶς ἀνυμνήσωμεν, Ῥαφαὴλ τὸν ἔνδοξον, καὶ Νικόλαον ὁμοῦ, τὸν σὺν τούτῳ ἀθλήσαντα, τὴν καλλίπαιδα, συνυμνοῦντες Εἰρήνην τοὺς ἐσχάτως, ἐν Θερμῇ φανερωθέντας, καὶ ξένα βλύζοντας θαύματα.

O believers, come let us all * with melodious hymns extol * Raphael that glorious son of Ithaca, * the pride and joy of the Grecian Isle * of Lesbos, and patron saint * of the village of Thermi; * and his partner in martyrdom * holy Nicholas, * and Irene that most blessed girl. For lately they revealed themselves to many * and they pour out wondrous miracles. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Συμπλήρωμα Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

Pentecostarion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Σήμερον τῇ τοῦ Χριστοῦ Ἀναστάσει, λαμπρῶς πανηγυρίσωμεν, τὴν τῶν νεοφανῶν Μαρτύρων μνήμην, Ῥαφαὴλ τοῦ παμμάκαρος, Νικολάου τοῦ θεόφρονος, καὶ Εἰρήνης τῆς παρθένου, τοὺς σὺν αὐτοῖς ἀθλήσαντας τιμῶντες· οὗτοι γάρ, μιᾷ ψυχῇ ἀγωνισάμενοι, ἄθλησιν παθημάτων, ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ ὑπέμειναν, καὶ ἀξίως ἐν οὐρανοῖς ἐδοξάσθησαν· ἐν γῇ δέ, ἀῤῥήτοις κρίμασιν, ἐν ἐτῶν περιόδοις κατακρυπτόμενοι, ἄρτι ἡμῖν ἐγνώσθησαν, πλήρεις δόξης οὐρανίου, πλήρεις φωτὸς πλήρεις χάριτος, θαυματουργοῦντες τὰ παράδοξα· ἃ οὐκ ἐγνωρίσθη γάρ, γενεαῖς ἑτέραις, ἀπεκάλυψαν ἡμῖν, τοῖς ἐγγὺς καὶ τοῖς πόῤῥω φαινόμενοι. Μέγας εἶ Κύριε, καὶ τῆς μεγαλωσύνης σου οὐκ ἔσται πέρας, ὁ θαυμαστῶς μεγαλύνας, τοὺς Ἁγίους σου Μάρτυρας, καὶ παρέχων δι' αὐτῶν, ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Today, as we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, let us also festively observe the memory of those Martyrs, who recently came to light, Raphael the all-blessed, Nicholas the godly-minded, and Irene the virgin, and let us also honor those who joined them in martyrdom. For they were all of one soul as they competed, and for Christ endured a contest of suffering. They have been glorified in heaven worthily; whereas on earth, they remained hidden for many years, by ineffable divine decree. Recently, they were made known, full of heavenly glory, full of light, full of grace, and they work extraordinary miracles. They appear to people near and far, and they reveal to us what was unknown in previous generations. Great are You, O Lord, and there is no limit to Your greatness! You have marvelously magnified Your holy Martyrs, and through them You grant us the great mercy. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Πῶς μὴ θαυμάσωμεν, τὸν θεανδρικόν σου Τόκον Πανσεβάσμιε; πεῖραν γὰρ ἀνδρὸς μὴ δεξαμένη Πανάμωμε, ἔτεκες ἀπάτορα Υἱὸν ἐν σαρκί, τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων ἐκ Πατρός γεννηθέντα ἀμήτορα, μηδαμῶς ὑπομείναντα τροπήν, ἢ φυρμόν, ἢ διαίρεσιν, ἀλλ' ἑκατέρας οὐσίας τὴν ἰδιότητα, σώαν φυλάξαντα. Διὸ Μητροπάρθενε Δέσποινα, αὐτόν ἱκέτευε σωθῆναι, τὰς ψυχὰς τῶν ὀρθοδόξως, Θεοτόκον ὁμολογούντων σε.

How can we not marvel at your theandric childbirth, O most reverend Maid? For while having had no spousal congress, all-blameless one, you gave birth unto a Son unfathered in the flesh, Who had, unmothered, been begotten of the Father before all ages. He in no way underwent any change, intermingling or division; but He preserved each nature's distinct identity in its totality. Therefore, O Virgin Mother and Lady, entreat Him for the salvation of the souls of those confessing you, in Orthodox manner, to be Theotokos. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

DEACON (in a low voice)

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

ΕΥΧΗ ΤΗΕ ΕΙΣΟΔΟΥ

Prayer of the Entrance

Ἑσπέρας καὶ πρωῒ καὶ μεσημβρίας, αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν, εὐχαριστοῦμεν καὶ δεόμεθά σου, Δέσποτα τῶν ἁπάντων, Φιλάνθρωπε, Κύριε. Κατεύθυνον τὴν προσευχὴν ἡμῶν, ὡς θυμίαμα ἐνώπιόν σου καὶ μὴ ἐκκλίνῃς τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν εἰς λόγους, ἢ εἰς λογισμοὺς πονηρίας, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἐκ πάντων τῶν θηρευόντων τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν· ὅτι πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, Κύριε, οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐπὶ σοὶ ἠλπίσαμεν· μὴ καταισχύνῃς ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν.

At evening, at morning and at midday we praise, bless and give thanks, and we pray to you, Master of all things, Lord who love mankind: Direct our prayer before you like incense, and do not incline our hearts to words or thoughts of evil, but deliver us from all that hunt down our souls. For our eyes look to you, O Lord, our Lord, and we have hoped in you.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί.

Wisdom. Arise.

ΚΛΗΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΛΑΟΣ

CLERGY AND PEOPLE

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Φῶς ἱλαρὸν ἁγίας δόξης, ἀθανάτου Πατρός, οὐρανίου, ἁγίου, μάκαρος, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ἐλθόντες ἐπὶ τὴν ἡλίου δύσιν, ἰδόντες φῶς ἑσπερινόν, ὑμνοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱόν, καὶ ἅγιον Πνεῦμα Θεόν. Ἄξιόν σε ἐν πᾶσι καιροῖς, ὑμνεῖσθαι φωναῖς αἰσίαις, Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ζωὴν ὁ διδούς· * διὸ ὁ κόσμος σὲ δοξάζει.

Gladsome light of holy glory of the holy, blessed, heavenly, immortal Father, O Jesus Christ: arriving at the hour of sunset and having seen the evening light, we praise the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, God. It is worthy for You to be praised at all times with happy voices, O Son of God and Giver of life; * and therefore the world glorifies You. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἑσπέρας Προκείμενον.

The evening Prokeimenon.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος βαρύς.

Prokeimenon. Grave Mode.

Ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ γῇ· πάντα, ὅσα ἠθέλησεν, ἐποίησε.

Our God is in heaven and on earth, all things whatsoever He wills, He does. [SAAS]

Στίχ. Ἐν ἐξόδῳ Ἰσραὴλ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, οἴκου Ἰακὼβ ἐκ λαοῦ βαρβάρου.

Verse: In the exodus of Israel from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a foreign people.

Ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ γῇ· πάντα, ὅσα ἠθέλησεν, ἐποίησε.

Our God is in heaven and on earth, all things whatsoever He wills, He does.

Στίχ. Ἡ θάλασσα εἶδε καὶ ἔφυγεν, ὁ Ἰορδάνης ἐστράφη εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω.

Verse: The sea saw them and fled, the Jordan turned back.

Ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ γῇ· πάντα, ὅσα ἠθέλησεν, ἐποίησε.

Our God is in heaven and on earth, all things whatsoever He wills, He does.

Στίχ. Τί σοί ἐστι, θάλασσα, ὅτι ἔφυγες, καὶ σὺ Ἰορδάνη, ὅτι ἐστράφης εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω;

Verse: What is it to you, O Sea, that you fled, and to you, O Jordan, that you turned back?

Ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ γῇ· πάντα, ὅσα ἠθέλησεν, ἐποίησε.

Our God is in heaven and on earth, all things whatsoever He wills, He does.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Προφητείας Ἠσαΐου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Prophecy of Isaiah.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

Wisdom. Let us be attentive.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ησ Κεφ. μγʹ 9-14

Is 43:9-14

Τάδε λέγει Κύριος· Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη συνήχθησαν ἅμα καὶ συναχθήσονται ἄρχοντες ἐξ αὐτῶν. Τὶς ἀναγγελεῖ ταῦτα ἐν αὐτοῖς; ἢ τὰ ἐξ ἀρχῆς, τὶς ἀκουστὰ ποιήσει ἡμῖν; Ἀγαγέτωσαν τοὺς μάρτυρας αὐτῶν, καὶ δικαιωθήτωσαν. Καὶ εἰπάτωσαν ἀληθῆ. Γίνεσθέ μοι μάρτυρες, καὶ ἐγὼ μάρτυς Κύριος ὁ Θεός, καὶ ὁ παῖς, ὃν ἐξελεξάμην, ἵνα γνῶτε καὶ πιστεύσητε, καὶ συνῆτε, ὅτι ἐγὼ εἰμι. Ἒμπροσθέν μου οὐκ ἐγένετο ἄλλος Θεός, καὶ μετ ἐμὲ οὐκ ἔσται. Ἐγὼ εἰμι ὁ Θεός, καὶ οὐκ ἔστι πάρεξ ἐμοῦ ὁ σῴζων. Ἐγὼ ἀνήγγειλα καὶ ἔσωσα, ὠνείδισα, καὶ οὐκ ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν ἀλλότριος. Ὑμεῖς ἐμοὶ μάρτυρες, καὶ ἐγὼ Κύριος ὁ Θεός, ὅτι ἀπ' ἀρχῆς ἐγὼ εἰμι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ ἐκ τῶν χειρῶν μου ἐξαιρούμενος. Ποιήσω, καὶ τὶς ἀποστρέψει αὐτό; Οὕτω λέγει Κύριος ὁ Θεός, ὁ λυτρούμενος ἡμᾶς, ὁ Ἅγιος Ἰσραήλ.

Thus says the Lord: All the nations are gathered together, and the rulers shall be assembled from among them. Who will declare these things or tell us things from the beginning? Let them bring forth their witnesses, and be proven right; and let them speak the truth. "You are My witnesses, and I am a witness," says the Lord God, "and My Servant whom I chose, that you may know and believe, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no other God, nor shall there be after Me. I am God, and besides Me there is no one who saves. I proclaimed, and I saved. I denounced foreign gods so there were none among you. You are My witnesses, and I am a witness," says the Lord God. "Even from the beginning, there is no one who can deliver out of My hands; I will work, and who will reverse it?" Thus says the Lord God who redeems you, the Holy One of Israel. [SAAS]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Σοφίας Σολομῶντος τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Wisdom of Solomon.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

Wisdom. Let us be attentive.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

ΣΣολ Κεφ. γʹ 1-9

WSol 3:1-9

Δικαίων ψυχαὶ ἐν χειρὶ Θεοῦ, καὶ οὐ μὴ ἅψηται αὐτῶν βάσανος. Ἔδοξαν ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἀφρόνων τεθνάναι. Καὶ ἐλογίσθη κάκωσις ἡ ἔξοδος αὐτῶν, καὶ ἡ ἀφ' ἡμῶν πορεία σύντριμμα, οἱ δὲ εἰσιν ἐν εἰρήνῃ. Καὶ γὰρ ἐν ὄψει ἀνθρώπων ἐὰν κολασθῶσιν, ἡ ἐλπὶς αὐτῶν ἀθανασίας πλήρης. Καὶ ὀλίγα παιδευθέντες, μεγάλα εὐεργετηθήσονται, ὅτι ὁ Θεὸς ἐπείρασεν αὐτούς, καὶ εὗρεν αὐτοὺς ἀξίους ἑαυτοῦ. Ὡς χρυσὸν ἐν χωνευτηρίῳ ἐδοκίμασεν αὐτούς, καὶ ὡς ὁλοκάρπωμα θυσίας προσεδέξατο αὐτούς. Καὶ ἐν καιρῷ ἐπισκοπῆς αὐτῶν ἀναλάμψουσι, καὶ ὡς σπινθῆρες ἐν καλάμῃ διαδραμοῦνται. Κρινοῦσιν ἔθνη, καὶ κρατήσουσι λαῶν καὶ βασιλεύσει αὐτῶν Κύριος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, οἱ πεποιθότες ἐπ' αὐτόν, συνήσουσιν ἀλήθειαν, καὶ οἱ πιστοὶ ἐν ἀγάπῃ προσμενοῦσιν αὐτῷ, ὅτι χάρις καὶ ἔλεος ἐν τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπισκοπὴ ἐν τοῖς ἐκλεκτοῖς αὐτοῦ.

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torture will ever touch them. In the eyes of the undiscerning they seemed to have died, and their departure was considered to be misfortune, and their passage from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. For though in man's view they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. Though chastened in a few things, great kindness will be shown them, for God tested them and found them worthy of Himself. He tested them like gold in a furnace and accepted them as a whole burnt offering. In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and they will run about like sparks through straw. They will judge nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord shall reign over them unto the ages. Those who trust in Him will understand truth, and the faithful shall continue with Him in love, because grace and mercy are upon His elect [and He watches over His holy ones]. [SAAS]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Σοφίας Σολομῶντος τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Wisdom of Solomon.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

Wisdom. Let us be attentive.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

ΣΣολ Κεφ. εʹ 15. Ϛʹ 3

WSol 5:15-6:3

Δίκαιοι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ζῶσι, καὶ ἐν Κυρίῳ ὁ μισθὸς αὐτῶν, καὶ ἡ φροντὶς αὐτῶν παρὰ Ὑψίστῳ. Διὰ τοῦτο λήψονται τὸ βασίλειον τῆς εὐπρεπείας, καὶ τὸ διάδημα τοῦ κάλλους ἐκ χειρὸς Κυρίου, ὅτι τῇ δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ σκεπάσει αὐτούς, καὶ τῷ βραχίονι ὑπερασπιεῖ αὐτῶν. Λήψεται πανοπλίαν, τὸν ζῆλον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ὁπλοποιήσει τὴν κτίσιν εἰς ἄμυναν ἐχθρῶν. Ἐνδύσεται θώρακα, δικαιοσύνην, καὶ περιθήσεται κόρυθα, κρίσιν ἀνυπόκριτον. Λήψεται ἀσπίδα ἀκαταμάχητον, ὁσιότητα, ὀξυνεῖ δὲ ἀπότομον ὀργὴν εἰς ῥομφαίαν. Συνεκπολεμήσει αὐτῷ ὁ κόσμος ἐπὶ τοὺς παράφρονας, πορεύσονται εὔστοχοι βολίδες ἀστραπῶν, καὶ ὡς ἀπὸ εὐκύκλου τόξου τῶν νεφῶν, ἐπὶ σκοπὸν ἁλοῦνται, καὶ ἐκ πετροβόλου θυμοῦ πλήρεις ῥιφήσονται χάλαζαι. Ἀγανακτήσει κατ' αὐτῶν ὕδωρ θαλάσσης, ποταμοὶ δὲ συγκλύσουσιν ἀποτόμως. Ἀντιστήσεται αὐτοῖς πνεῦμα δυνάμεως, καὶ ὡς λαῖλαψ ἐκλικμήσει αὐτούς, καὶ ἐρημώσει πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἀνομία, καὶ ἡ κακοπραγία περιτρέψει θρόνους δυναστῶν. Ἀκούσατε οὖν, Βασιλεῖς, καὶ σύνετε, μάθετε, δικασταὶ περάτων γῆς, ἐνωτίσασθε οἱ κρατοῦντες πλήθους, καὶ γεγαυρωμένοι ἐπὶ ὄχλοις ἐθνῶν, ὅτι ἐδόθη παρὰ Κυρίου ἡ κράτησις ὑμῖν, καὶ ἡ δυναστεία παρὰ Ὑψίστου.

The righteous live forever, and their reward is with the Lord; and their care is by the Most High. Therefore they shall receive a kingly dwelling of dignity and a crown of beauty from the hand of the Lord, because He will shelter them with His right hand and protect them with His arm. He will take His zeal as His full armor and will turn His creation into weapons against His enemies. He will wear righteousness as a breastplate and put on impartial judgment as a helmet. He will take holiness as an unconquerable shield and sharpen His relentless wrath for a sword; and creation will fight with Him against the senseless. Well-aimed flashes of lightning will strike and leap to their object as from a well-drawn bow of clouds; and hailstones full of anger will be hurled as from an engine of war. The water of the sea will be vexed with them, and the rivers will wash over them severely. A powerful wind will oppose them, and like a storm it will winnow them away. Lawlessness will lay waste all the earth, and wrongdoing will overturn the thrones of rulers. Listen therefore, O kings, and understand; learn, O judges of the ends of the earth. Give ear, you that rule over multitudes, and take pride in yourself over a multitude of nations. For power was given to you from the Lord, and your lordship from the Most High. [SAAS]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Εἴπωμεν πάντες ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς διανοίας ἡμῶν εἴπωμεν.

Let us all say with all our soul and with all our mind, let us all say.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Κύριε παντοκράτορ ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

Lord almighty, God of our fathers, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἑσπέρᾳ 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, συνέτισον μὲ τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητὸς 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 Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

O Lord, keep us this evening without sin. Blessed are you, O Lord, God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is your name to the ages. Amen. O Lord, let your mercy be upon us for we have set our hope in you. Blessed are you, O Lord, teach me your commandments. Blessed are you, Master, grant me understanding of your commandments. Blessed are you, Holy One, enlighten me with your commandments. Lord, your mercy is forever. Do not despise the works of your hands. To you is due praise, to you is due song, to you is due glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. [HC]

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑσπερινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our evening 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 ἑσπέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole evening 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 ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ κλῖνας οὐρανοὺς καὶ καταβὰς ἐπὶ σωτηρία τοῦ γένους τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἔπιδε ἐπί τοὺς δούλους σου καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· σοὶ γὰρ τῷ φοβερῷ καὶ φιλανθρώπῳ κριτῇ οἱ σοὶ δοῦλοι ὑπέκλιναν τὰς κεφαλάς, τοὺς δὲ αὐτῶν ὑπέταξαν αὐχένας, οὐ τὴν ἐξ ἀνθρώπων ἀναμένοντες βοήθειαν, ἀλλὰ τὸ σὸν περιμένοντες ἔλεος καὶ τὴν σὴν ἀπεκδεχόμενοι σωτηρίαν· οὓς διαφύλαξον ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ καὶ κατὰ τὴν παροῦσαν ἑσπέραν καὶ τὴν προσιοῦσαν νύκτα, ἀπὸ παντὸς ἐχθροῦ, ἀπὸ πάσης ἀντικειμένης ἐνεργίας διαβολικῆς, καὶ διαλογισμῶν ματαίων καὶ ἐνθυμήσεων πονηρῶν.

Lord our God, who bowed the heavens and came down for the salvation of the human race, look upon your servants and upon your inheritance, for to you, the fearful Judge who love mankind, your servants have bowed their heads and inclined their necks, not waiting for any human help, but awaiting your mercy and looking for your salvation. Guard them at every moment, during both the present evening and the approaching night, from every foe, from every hostile operation of the devil and from vain thoughts and evil desires.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἴη τὸ κράτος τῆς βασιλείας σου εὐλογημένον καὶ δεδοξασμένον, τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεἰ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

May the might of your kingdom be blessed and glorified, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Δείξε Λιτήν.

Show Lity.

Ἡ Λιτὴ καὶ Ἀρτοκλασία.

Litany and Blessing of Loaves.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἰδιόμελα. Τῶν Ἁγίων.

Idiomela. For the Saints.

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Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Εὐφραίνου ἐν Κυρίῳ ἡ Νῆσος Λέσβος, καὶ σκίρτα τῷ Πνεύματι, ἡ Ἐκκλησία τοΰ Θεοῦ· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν τῷ λόφῳ Καρυῶν, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς δόξης ἐβρόντησε, καὶ λαλεῖ ἡμῖν τὰ κρείττονα, διὰ τῶν σεπτῶν αύτοῦ Μαρτύρων· Ῥαφαὴλ γὰρ καὶ Νικόλαος, οἱ πάλαι ἀριστεύσαντες, ἐπ' ἐσχάτων φανερωθέντες, τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θείου θελήματος, πᾶσιν ἐκκαλύπτουσι· καὶ ξενοτρόπως φαινόμενοι, τῆς εὐσεβείας τὰ μεγαλεῖα, τρανῶς διηγοῦνται, καὶ λόγοις καὶ θαύμασιν, εἰς αἴνεσιν Χριστοῦ, καὶ στηριγμὸν καὶ ἑδραίωμα, τῶν βοώντων· Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Rejoice in the Lord, O island of Lesbos, and in the Spirit leap for joy, O Church of God. Behold, on the hill of Karyes, the God of glory has thundered, and He speaks to us things superior, by means of His august Martyrs. For Raphael and Nicholas, who excelled in times past, have appeared to us in modern times, and they reveal to all the mystery of God's will. They appear in a marvelous manner, and thus they openly demonstrate the greatness of the true Faith, both by what they say and by the miracles they do, all for the praise of Christ, and to strengthen and support those who shout: Glory to You, O Lord! [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 2.

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Δεῦτε ἅπαντες πιστοὶ συνδράμωμεν, ἐν Καρυαῖς τῆς Θερμῆς, καὶ κατίδωμεν μυστήρια, Θεοῦ φανερούμενα. Ῥαφαὴλ γὰρ καὶ Νικόλαος, οἱ εὐκλεεῖς Ὁσιομάρτυρες, ὡς ἄνθη εὐωδέστατα, ἐκ γῆς λαγόνων ἀνεφάνησαν, καὶ τῇ τοῦ Πνεύματος χάριτι, εὐωδιάζουσι πάντας καὶ θεαρχικῇ βουλῇ δοξαζόμενοι, ἐν ἡμέρᾳ καὶ νυκτί, καὶ νεανίσκοις καὶ παρθένοις, καὶ ἀνδράσι καὶ γυναιξίν, ἐναργῶς ὁρῶνται, καὶ παρέχουσιν ἑνὶ ἑκάστῳ, τὰ πρὸς σωτηρίαν αἰτήματα. Ἀλλὰ δόξα σοι Κύριε, ὁ δοξάσας τοὺς Ἁγίους σου, καὶ παρέχων δι' αὐτῶν, ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Come, believers, one and all, together let us run to Karyes in Thermi. There we shall see the mysteries of God on display. For Raphael and Nicholas, those famous monastic Martyrs, have come up from the earth like very fragrant flowers, and by the Spirit's grace they spread their fragrance over everyone. Glorified by the will of God, they are distinctly seen, day and night, by young men and virgins, men and women, and they grant each their requests that lead to salvation. Therefore, glory to You, O Lord, for You have glorified You Saints, and through them You grant us the great mercy. [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος γʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 3.

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Ἱερωσύνῃ σεμνυνόμενος, ὁσίως καὶ ἀμέμπτως διηκόνησας Χριστῷ, Ῥαφαὴλ ἱερώτατε, καὶ διαπρεπὴς τῇ σοφίᾳ γενόμενος, ἀρετῆς τοῖς εἴδεσι, καὶ εὐσεβείας τῇ λαμπρότητι, λόγῳ καὶ ἔργῳ, τῇ Ἐκκλησίᾳ διέπρεψας, καὶ τὸ ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ μαρτύριον ἀναδεξάμενος, στεῤῥοτάτῃ ψυχῇ, τυραννικὴν μανίαν ἐφαύλισας, καὶ πικροτάτῳ θανάτῳ, τὸ τοῦ Σωτῆρος πάθος ἐδόξασας. Ἀλλ' ἡμῖν ἐπέφανας, μετὰ πολυχρόνιον κατάκρυψιν, ὡς ἐξ οὐρανίων ἀδύτων, τῆς τοῦ Κυρίου Ἀναστάσεως, τὰ ἀγαθὰ τεκμαιρόμενος, ὧν ἡμᾶς ἀξίωσον, θεοδέκτοις πρεσβείαις σου.

Honored with priesthood, you served Christ devoutly and impeccably, O most sacred Raphael. You excelled in wisdom and learning and in every kind of virtue, and you adorned the Church, in word and deed, by the brilliance of your piety. You accepted Martyrdom for Christ, and demonstrated steadfastness of soul, and thus you belittled the madness of the oppressors. And by your most bitter death, you glorified the Savior's Passion. And now, after being hidden for many years, you have been revealed to us, as if from the inner most sanctuaries of heaven, and you are evidence of the blessings of the Lord's Resurrection. May we, too, be granted to receive these blessings, by your intercessions. [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode 4.

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Ὡς ἀρετῆς ὑποφήτης, καὶ παιδοτρίβης καὶ ἀλείπτης, πρὸς θείας ἐπιδόσεις, Ῥαφαὴλ ἱερώτατε, τῷ σῷ ὑποδείγματι ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ τεθνάναι, τῶν σῶν συμμαρτύρων ἐπτέρωσας τὸ φρόνημα· Νικόλαος γὰρ ὁ σεπτὸς Διάκονος, καὶ σὸς φοιτητὴς καὶ συνέκδημος, μαρτυρικὸν ἠγωνίσατο στάδιον, καὶ Εἰρήνη ἡ καλλίπαις κόρη, ὡς εὐῶδες θῦμα, προσηνέχθη Χριστῷ, ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ παραδοθεῖσα τῷ πυρὶ· ὡς προεξάρχων γὰρ αὐτῶν, μεγαλοπρεπῶς ἐδοξάσθης, καὶ τὴν δόξαν τὴν σήν, ἤδη τῷ κόσμῳ ἐφανέρωσας. Ἀλλ' ἀπαύστως πρέσβευε, μετὰ τῶν σῶν συμμαρτύρων, ἐλεηθῆναι τάς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

As a teacher of virtue, a trainer and coach in the pursuit of divine gifts, O most sacred Raphael, by your own example, you bolstered the resolve of your fellow Martyrs to die for Christ. Nicholas, the holy Deacon and your student and companion, competed in the contest of martyrdom; and Irene, the fair young girl, was delivered to fire for the sake of Christ, and thus she was offered to Him as a fragrant offering. Since you were their director, you were grandly glorified, and finally you have shown your glory to the world. And now, we pray that you and your fellow Martyrs intercede for us unceasingly, that our souls receive mercy. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

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Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 1.

Πανηγύρεως ἡμέραν, λαμπρὰν ἡμῖν συγκροτοῦσι, Ῥαφαὴλ καὶ Νικόλαος, ἀρτιφανῶς ἡμῖν φανέντες. Πάντες τῇ αὐτῶν, συγχορεύσωμεν ἀναδείξει, καὶ τῶν θαυμάτων αὐτῶν, ἀπολαύοντες βοήσωμεν· Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

It is a day of festive celebration. This bright feast has been established in honor of Raphael and Nicholas, who were revealed to us recently. One and all, let us together celebrate their appearance, and as we enjoy their miracles, let us cry aloud, "Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life." [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου, καὶ τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ [...] τῶν ἐπιτελούντων τὴν πανήγυριν ταύτην.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, visitation, forgiveness and remission of the sins of all pious and Orthodox Christians living and visiting in this city, the parishioners, the members of the Parish Council and every Ministry of this Parish, and the donors and benefactors of this holy church, and the servants of God [names] who celebrate this holy feast.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ διαφυλαχθῆναι τὴν ἁγίαν Ἐκκλησίαν καὶ τὴν πόλιν ταύτην, καὶ πᾶσαν πόλιν καὶ χώραν, ἀπὸ ὀργῆς, λοιμοῦ, λιμοῦ, σεισμοῦ, καταποντισμοῦ, πυρός, μαχαίρας, ἐπιδρομῆς ἀλλοφύλων, ἐμφυλίου πολέμου καὶ αἰφνιδίου θανάτου· ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἵλεων, εὐμενῆ καὶ εὐδιάλλακτον γενέσθαι τὸν ἀγαθὸν καὶ φιλάνθρωπον Θεὸν ἡμῶν, τοῦ ἀποστρέψαι καὶ διασκεδάσαι πᾶσαν ὀργὴν καὶ νόσον τὴν καθ' ἡμῶν κινουμένην, καὶ ρύσασθαι ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς ἐπικειμένης δικαίας αὐτοῦ ἀπειλῆς, καὶ ἐλεῆσαι ἡμᾶς.

Again we pray for the protection of this holy church, this city and every city and land, from wrath, famine, pestilence, earthquake, flood, fire, sword, foreign invasions, civil strife, and accidental death. That our good and loving God may be merciful, gracious and favorable to us by turning and keeping from us all wrath and sickness, and deliver us from His just rebuke, and have mercy on us.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ εἰσακοῦσαι Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν φωνῆς τῆς δεήσεως ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν, καὶ ἐλεῆσαι ἡμᾶς.

Again we pray that the Lord our God may hear the prayer of us sinners, and have mercy on us.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, ἡ ἐλπὶς πάντων τῶν περάτων τῆς γῆς καὶ τῶν ἐν θαλάσσῃ μακράν· καὶ ἵλεως, ἵλεως γενοῦ ἡμῖν, Δέσποτα, ἐπὶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Hear us, O God our Savior, the hope of all those who live everywhere on earth and those far out at sea or in the air. Be gracious toward our sins, Master, and have mercy on us.

Ἐλεήμων γὰρ καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ Σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For you are a merciful and loving 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.)

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

PRIEST

Δέσποτα πολυέλεε, Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, 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, τῶν Ἁγίων ἐνδόξων νεοφανῶν καὶ θαυματουργῶν Ὁσιομαρτυρων Ῥαφαήλ, Νικολάου, καὶ Εἰρήνης, ὧν καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν, καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων.

Most merciful Master, Lord Jesus Christ our God, 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, the holy, glorious, lately-appearing, and miracle-working monastic Martyrs Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene, whose memory we celebrate, and of all your Saints.

Εὐπρόσδεκτον ποίησον τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν· δώρησαι ἡμῖν τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων ἡμῶν· σκέπασον ἡμᾶς ἐν τῇ σκέπῃ τῶν πτερύγων σου· ἀποδίωξον ἀφ' ἡμῶν πάντα ἐχθρὸν καὶ πολέμιον· εἰρήνευσον ἡμῶν τὴν ζωήν· Κύριε, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς καὶ τὸν κόσμον σου, καὶ σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

Accept our prayer; grant us forgiveness of our transgressions; protect us under the shelter of your wings; drive away from us every enemy and adversary; grant peace to our life; Lord have mercy on us and on your world; and save our souls as a good and loving God.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ ἤ· ΧΟΡΟΣ

PRIEST or: CHOIR

Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Θεοτόκον.

Hymn to the Theotokos.

Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη Μαρία, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ· εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξί, καὶ εὐλογημένος ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου, ὅτι Σωτῆρα ἔτεκες τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

O Virgin Theotokos, rejoice, Mary full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb; for you have borne the Savior of our souls [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἡ Εὐλογία τῶν Ἄρτων.

Blessing of the Loaves.

Κύριε, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ εὐλογήσας τοὺς πέντε ἄρτους ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, καὶ ἐξ αὐτῶν πεντακισχιλίους ἄνδρας χορτάσας, αὐτὸς εὐλόγησον καὶ τοὺς ἄρτους τούτους, τὸν σῖτον, τὸν οἶνον, καὶ τὸ ἔλαιον· καὶ πλήθυνον αὐτὰ ἐν τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ, ἐν τοῖς οἴκοις τῶν ἑορταζόντων καὶ εἰς τὸν κόσμον σου ἅπαντα· καὶ τοὺς ἐξ αὐτῶν μεταλαμβάνοντας πιστοὺς δούλους σου ἁγίασον.

Lord, Jesus Christ. our God, You blessed the five loaves in the wilderness and from them five thousand men were filled. Bless now these loaves, the wheat, the wine and oil and multiply them in this holy church, this city, in the homes of those who celebrate today, and in Your whole world. And sanctify Your faithful servants who partake of them.

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ εὐλογῶν καὶ ἁγιάζων τὰ σύμπαντα, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, σὺν τῷ ἀνάρχῳ σου Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are He who blesses and sanctifies all things, Christ our God, and to You we offer up glory together with Your eternal Father and Your holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΚΛΗΡΟΣ

CLERGY

Πλούσιοι ἐπτώχευσαν καὶ ἐπείνασαν, οἱ δὲ ἐκζητοῦντες τὸν Κύριον οὐκ ἐλαττωθήσονται παντὸς ἀγαθοῦ.

Rich men turned poor and went hungry; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. [SAAS]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Πλούσιοι ἐπτώχευσαν καὶ ἐπείνασαν, οἱ δὲ ἐκζητοῦντες τὸν Κύριον οὐκ ἐλαττωθήσονται παντὸς ἀγαθοῦ. (δίς)

Rich men turned poor and went hungry; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. (2) [SAAS]

Κρύψε Λιτήν.

Hide Lity.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀπόστιχα.

Aposticha.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

Ὁ τῷ πάθει σου Χριστέ, ἀμαυρώσας τὸν ἥλιον, καὶ τῷ φωτὶ τῆς σῆς Ἀναστάσεως, φαιδρύνας τὰ σύμπαντα, πρόσδεξαι ἡμῶν, τὸν ἑσπερινὸν ὕμνον Φιλάνθρωπε.

By your passion, O Christ, you have darkened the sun. By your resurrection, you have given all things light. Accept our evening hymn, O lover of mankind. [HC]

Στιχηρά. Τῶν Ἁγίων.

Stichera. For the Saints.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Χαίροις ἀσκητικῶν.

Mode pl. 1. Rejoice.

Χαίροις, ὁ ἱερὸς Ῥαφαήλ, ὁ ὑπὲρ πίστεως ἀθλήσας στεῤῥότατα, καὶ δόξῃ τῇ οὐρανίῳ, μεγαλυνθεὶς εὐκλεῶς, ὡς Ὁσιομάρτυς ἐνθεώτατος· ὁ πλείστοις ἐν ἔτεσι, διαμείνας ἀγνώριστος, ἐγκεκρυμμένος, ὑπὸ γῆν θείοις κρίμασιν, ἐπ' ἐσχάτων δέ, ὡς πολύφωτος ἥλιος, λάμψας καὶ τῶν θαυμάτων σου, ἀκτῖσι καὶ χάρισιν, ἐν θαυμασταῖς ὀπτασίαις, καταφαιδρύνων τοὺς ἅπαντας. Χριστὸν ἐκδυσώπει, ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν δοθῆναι, τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Rejoice, O holy priest Raphael! * You had competed for the faith most persistently; * and as a monastic martyr inspired by God, famously * with heavenly glory you were magnified. * For reasons ordained by God, you were hidden beneath the earth, * and you remained there undiscovered for many years, * but in recent times like a bright sun you rose and shined, * bringing resplendent cheer to all * through wondrous appearances * and by the rays and divine grace of your astonishing miracles. * To Christ pray in earnest, * and entreat Him that great mercy be granted to our souls.

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

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

Ὤφθη ἐκ τῶν ἐγκάτων τῆς γῆς, ὡς μυροθήκη νοητοῦ ἁγιάσματος, λειψάνων ὑμῶν τῶν θείων, ἡ παναγία σορός, τῇ ἀποκαλύψει ὑμῶν Ἁγιοι· ἐντεῦθεν ἐξέστησαν, τῇ πολλῇ ὑμῶν χάριτι, ἐν ἐπαλλήλοις, θεωρίαις καὶ ὄψεσιν, οἷς ὡράθητε, τῶν ἀδήλων τὴν δήλωσιν, τούτοις ὑποτιθέμενοι, καὶ πᾶσι γνωρίζοντες, ὦ Ῥαφαὴλ σὺν Εἰρήνῃ, καὶ Νικολάῳ τὴν ἄθλησιν, ὑμῶν τὴν ἁγίαν, δι' ἧς εὕρετε ἀξίως, στέφος οὐράνιον.

After the holy case that contained * your holy relics was retrieved from beneath the earth, * O Saints, by your revelation, it seemed to be like a box * of perfume containing noetic anointing oil. * And they who discovered them were amazed by your wealth of grace, * and by your many and successive appearances. * You revealed to them what had hitherto been unknown. * Saints Raphael and Nicholas * and holy virgin Irene, * they who had seen you in visions in turn proclaimed and made known to all * your all-holy contest, * for which you received a heavenly crown most worthily. [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]

Χαίρει ἡ Ἐκκλησία Χριστοῦ, τῇ παραδόξῳ ἀναδείξει μακάριοι, τῶν θείων ὑμῶν λειψάνων, δι' ὧν ἡ δόξα ὑμῶν, πᾶσιν ἐπεγνώσθη ἡ οὐράνιος, καὶ Λέσβος ἡ νῆσος δέ, ἐξαιρέτως ἀγάλλεται, φαιδρυνομένη, τοῖς πολλοῖς ὑμῶν θαύμασι, θεῖοι Μάρτυρες, Ῥαφαὴλ καὶ Νικόλαε, ἅμα σὺν τῇ θεόφρονι, Εἰρήνῃ καὶ ἅπασι, τοῖς σὺν ὑμῖν τὸν ἀγῶνα, τὸν ἱερὸν ἐναθλήσασι, γνωστοῖς καὶ ἀγνώστοις· μεθ' ὧν πάντοτε αἰτεῖσθε, ἡμῖν τὰ κρείττονα.

Truly the Church of Christ does rejoice, * O blessed Martyrs, at the wondrous discovery * of your divine holy relics, by which your heavenly * glory has become known to all everywhere. * The isle of Lesbos is most especially jubilant, * being illumined by your numberless miracles, * hieromartyrs St. Raphael and St. Nicholas, * and godly-minded St. Irene, * together with all the rest * who were with you and completed * the sacred struggle of martyrdom, * the known and unknown saints. * All together ever pray for what benefits us all. [SD]

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Στιχηρὰ τοῦ Πάσχα.

Stichera of Pascha.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀναστήτω ὁ Θεός, καὶ διασκορπισθήτωσαν οἱ ἐχθροὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ φυγέτωσαν ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ οἱ μισοῦντες αὐτόν.

Verse 1: Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee from before His face.

Πάσχα ἱερὸν ἡμῖν σήμερον ἀναδέδεικται· Πάσχα καινόν, Ἅγιον· Πάσχα μυστικόν· Πάσχα πανσεβάσμιον· Πάσχα Χριστὸς ὁ λυτρωτής. Πάσχα ἄμωμον· Πάσχα μέγα· Πάσχα τῶν πιστῶν· Πάσχα τὸ πύλας ἡμῖν τοῦ Παραδείσου ἀνοῖξαν· Πάσχα, πάντας ἁγιάζον πιστούς.

Today a sacred Pascha has been revealed to us; a Pascha new and holy, a Pascha mystical, a Pascha all-venerable, Pascha, the Redeemer Christ himself; a Pascha that is blameless, a Pascha that is great, a Pascha of believers, a Pascha that has opened for us the gates of Paradise, a Pascha that sanctifies believers all. [SD]

Στίχ. βʹ. Ὡς ἐκλείπει καπνός, ἐκλιπέτωσαν· ὡς τήκεται κηρὸς ἀπὸ προσώπου πυρός.

Verse 2: As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish, as wax melts before the fire.

Δεῦτε ἀπὸ θέας Γυναῖκες εὐαγγελίστριαι, καὶ τῇ Σιὼν εἴπατε· Δέχου παρ' ἡμῶν χαρᾶς εὐαγγέλια, τῆς Ἀναστάσεως Χριστοῦ· τέρπου, χόρευε, καὶ ἀγάλλου Ἱερουσαλήμ, τὸν Βασιλέα Χριστόν, θεασαμένη ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, ὡς νυμφίον προερχόμενον.

Come now from that sight, O you women and heralds of good news, and say to Zion, "Receive from us the joyful tidings of the Resurrection of Christ. O Jerusalem, be exultant, dance and leap for joy, for you have witnessed Christ the King coming forth as a Bridegroom from the sepulcher." [SD]

Στίχ. γʹ. Οὕτως ἀπολοῦνται οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ. Καὶ οἱ δίκαιοι εὐφρανθήτωσαν.

Verse 3: So shall the sinners perish from the face of God. And let the righteous be glad.

Αἱ μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, ὄρθρου βαθέος, ἐπιστᾶσαι πρὸς τὸ μνῆμα τοῦ Ζωοδότου, εὗρον Ἄγγελον, ἐπὶ τὸν λίθον καθήμενον, καὶ αὐτὸς προσφθεγξάμενος, αὐταῖς οὕτως ἔλεγε· Τί ζητεῖτε τὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τῶν νεκρῶν; τί θρηνεῖτε τὸν ἄφθαρτον ὡς ἐν φθορᾷ; ἀπελθοῦσαι κηρύξατε τοῖς αὐτοῦ Μαθηταῖς.

The myrrh-bearing women at dawn very early, standing outside the tomb of the Giver-of-Life, found an Angel who was seated upon the stone. And the Angel addressed them, and this is what he said, "Why do you seek among the dead the One who is alive? Why do you grieve as though corruptible the Incorrupt? So go back and proclaim it to His Disciples." [SD]

Στίχ. δʹ. Αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος· ἀγαλλιασώμεθα καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ.

Verse 4: This is the day the Lord made; let us greatly rejoice and be glad therein.

Πάσχα τὸ τερπνόν· Πάσχα Κυρίου, Πάσχα· Πάσχα πανσεβάσμιον ἡμῖν ἀνέτειλε· Πάσχα ἐν χαρᾷ ἀλλήλους περιπτυξώμεθα· ὦ Πάσχα, λύτρον λύπης· καὶ γὰρ ἐκ τάφου σήμερον, ὥσπερ ἐκ παστοῦ, ἐκλάμψας Χριστός, τὰ Γύναια χαρᾶς ἔπλησε λέγων· Κηρύξατε Ἀποστόλοις.

Pascha of delight! Pascha, the Lord's Pascha! A Pascha all venerable has risen for us. Pascha! With joy let us embrace one another. Pascha, the ransom from sorrow! Today from the sepulcher Christ emerged resplendently as from a bridal chamber, and the women He filled with joy, saying, "Proclaim this to the Apostles." [SD]

Δόξα. Τῶν Ἁγίων.

Glory. For the Saints.

Συμπλήρωμα Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

Pentecostarion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ὡς μιμηταὶ τοῦ πάθους τοῦ Σωτῆρος, τῆς αὐτοῦ Ἐγέρσεως τὴν ἔλλαμψιν, τῇ ἐκφάνσει ὑμῶν ἐκφαίνετε, Ἅγιοι Μάρτυρες· ὡς γὰρ ἐκεῖνος ἀναστάς, ταῖς σεμναῖς ἐνεφανίσθη Μυροφόροις, οὕτω καὶ ὑμεῖς, πισταῖς γυναιξί, τῆς ὄψεως ὑμῶν, ἐνεπιστεύθητε τὸ μυστήριον, τρανῶς αὐταῖς ἀπαγγέλλοντες, κεκρυμμένων πραγμάτων τὴν φανέρωσιν· ὧν ὁρῶντες τὴν ἔκβασιν, Ῥαφαὴλ καὶ Νικόλαε, σὺν τῇ παρθένῳ Εἰρήνῃ, Χριστὸν μεγαλύνομεν, τὸν ὑμᾶς δοξάσαντα.

As imitators of the Savior's Passion, you also display the splendor of His resurrection, when you appear, O holy Martyrs. When He rose, He appeared to the virtuous Myrrh-bearing women; likewise you entrusted the mystery of your appearance to faithful women, and you openly declared and revealed to them what had previously been hidden. Seeing how it has all come to pass, O Raphael, Nicholas, and virgin Irene, we magnify Christ, who has glorified you. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τοῦ Πάσχα.

Both now. Of Pascha.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Ἀναστάσεως ἡμέρα, καὶ λαμπρυνθῶμεν τῇ πανηγύρει, καὶ ἀλλήλους περιπτυξώμεθα. Εἴπωμεν ἀδελφοί, καὶ τοῖς μισοῦσιν ἡμᾶς· Συγχωρήσωμεν πάντα τῇ Ἀναστάσει, καὶ οὕτω βοήσωμεν· Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

It is the day of the Resurrection. Let us shine brightly for the festival, and also embrace one another. Brethren, let us say even to those who hate us, "Let us forgive everything for the Resurrection." And thus let us cry aloud, "Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life." [SD]

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. [GOA]

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Τῶν Ἁγίων.

Apolytikion. For the Saints.

Συμπλήρωμα Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

Pentecostarion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ἐν Λέσβῳ ἀθλήσαντες, ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, αὐτὴν ἡγιάσατε, τῇ τῶν Λειψάνων ὑμῶν, εὑρέσει μακάριοι. Ὅθεν ὑμᾶς τιμῶμεν, Ῥαφαὴλ θεοφόρε, ἅμα σὺν Νικολάῳ, καὶ παρθένῳ Εἰρήνῃ, ὡς θείους ἡμῶν προστάτας, καὶ πρέσβεις πρὸς Κύριον.

O Martyrs, you competed for Christ our God on the isle * of Lesbos, which you sanctified when your relics were found * and enshrined there, O blessed Saints. * Now we hold you in honor * as our God-sent protectors. * O Raphael and Nicholas our God-bearing fathers, * together with virgin St. Irene, * you intercede with the Lord for us. [SD]

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life. [GOA]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εὐλογία Κυρίου καὶ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἔλθοι ἐφ' ὑμᾶς, τῇ αὐτοῦ θεία χάριτι καὶ φιλανθρωπία πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

May the blessing and the mercy of the Lord come upon you by His divine grace and love for mankind, always, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Εἰ βούλει, τὸ ἑξῆς·

Optional:

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Δόξα σοι, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἡ ἐλπὶς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, O Christ God, our hope. Glory to You.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

Συγχωρήσωμεν πάντα τῇ Ἀναστάσει, καὶ οὕτω βοήσωμεν·

Let us forgive everything for the Resurrection, And thus let us cry aloud:

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη.

Christ is risen!

ΛΑΟΣ

PEOPLE

Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη.

Truly He is risen!

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη.

Christ is risen!

ΛΑΟΣ

PEOPLE

Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη.

Truly He is risen!

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη.

Christ is risen!

ΛΑΟΣ

PEOPLE

Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη.

Truly He is risen!

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ τριημέρῳ Ἐγέρσει.

Glory to His holy Resurrection on the third day!

ΛΑΟΣ

PEOPLE

Προσκυνοῦμεν αὐτοῦ τὴν τριήμερον Ἔγερσιν.

We worship His Resurrection on the third day!

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.

ΛΑΟΣ

PEOPLE

Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος.

Truly the Lord is risen!