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On Friday of Bright Week - Evening

Μηναῖον - Τῌ Ηʹ ΜΑΪΟΥ

Menaion - May 8

Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἐνδόξου Ἀποστόλου καὶ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Θεολόγου

Memory of the Holy and Glorious Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian

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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 πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

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 πλ. δʹ.

Sticheron 1. Mode pl. 4.

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]

Ἑσπερινὸν ὕμνον, καὶ λογικὴν λατρείαν, σοὶ Χριστὲ προσφέρομεν, ὅτι ηὐδόκησας, τοῦ ἐλεῆσαι ἡμᾶς, διὰ τῆς Ἀναστάσεως.

We offer up to you, O Christ, our evening hymn and spiritual worship, for it has pleased you to have mercy on us by your resurrection. [HC]

Στιχηρὸν Βʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Sticheron 2. Mode pl. 4.

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

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

Κύριε, Κύριε, μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου, ἀλλὰ εὐδόκησον, τοῦ ἐλεῆσαι ἡμᾶς, διὰ τῆς Ἀναστάσεως.

Lord, Lord, cast us not away from your presence, but be pleased to have mercy on us by the resurrection. [HC]

Στιχηρὸν Γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Sticheron 3. Mode pl. 4.

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]

Χαῖρε Σιὼν ἁγία, Μήτηρ τῶν Ἐκκλησιῶν, Θεοῦ κατοικητήριον· σὺ γὰρ ἐδέξω πρώτη, ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν, διά τῆς Ἀναστάσεως.

Rejoice, O holy Zion, mother of churches and dwelling place of God, for you were the first to receive remission of sins by the resurrection. [HC]

Στιχηρὸν Δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Sticheron 4. Mode pl. 4.

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]

Ὁ ἐκ Θεοῦ Πατρὸς Λόγος, πρὸ τῶν αἰώνων γεννηθείς, ἐπ' ἐσχάτων δὲ τῶν χρόνων, ὁ αὐτὸς ἐκ τῆς Ἀπειρογάμου σαρκωθείς, βουλήσει σταύρωσιν θανάτου ὑπέμεινε, καὶ τὸν πάλαι νεκρωθέντα ἄνθρωπον ἔσωσε, διὰ τῆς ἑαυτοῦ Ἀναστάσεως.

Begotten before all ages of God the Father, the Word, who in latter times took flesh of a virgin, willingly endured death by the cross and by his resurrection saved us who had been subject to death. [HC]

Τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

For the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων.

Mode 1. For the celestial orders.

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]

Ὁ θεατὴς τῶν ἀῤῥήτων ἀποκαλύψεων, καὶ ἑρμηνεὺς τῶν ἄνω, τοῦ Θεοῦ μυστηρίων, ὁ παῖς τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου, γράψας ἡμῖν, τὸ Χριστοῦ Εὐαγγέλιον, θεολογεῖν τὸν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν Υἱόν, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα ἐξεπαίδευσεν.

The theologian disciple, the son Zebedee * taught us to speak of Father * Son and all-holy Spirit. * He wrote for us the Gospel of Jesus Christ. * Having seen the ineffable * and most sublime revelations he thus became * the interpreter of myst'ries of God. [SD]

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]

Ὁ θεατὴς τῶν ἀῤῥήτων ἀποκαλύψεων, καὶ ἑρμηνεὺς τῶν ἄνω, τοῦ Θεοῦ μυστηρίων, ὁ παῖς τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου, γράψας ἡμῖν, τὸ Χριστοῦ Εὐαγγέλιον, θεολογεῖν τὸν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν Υἱόν, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα ἐξεπαίδευσεν.

The theologian disciple, the son Zebedee * taught us to speak of Father * Son and all-holy Spirit. * He wrote for us the Gospel of Jesus Christ. * Having seen the ineffable * and most sublime revelations he thus became * the interpreter of myst'ries of God. [SD]

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

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

Ἡ θεοκίνητος λύρα τῶν οὐρανίων ᾠδῶν, ὁ μυστογράφος οὗτος, τὸ θεόφραστον στόμα, τὸ ᾆσμα τῶν ᾀσμάτων, ᾄδει τερπνῶς, τὰ μὲν χείλη κινῶν ὡς νευράς, ὥσπερ δὲ πλῆκτρον τὴν γλῶτταν ἀνακινῶν, καὶ πρεσβεύει τοῦ σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

He is the mystical writer of the celestial odes, * divinely sounded lyre, * and a mouth God-inspired * that pleasantly is singing the song of songs; * and in the place of the strings and pick, * he sets in motion his lips and his holy tongue; * and he intercedes that we be saved. [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]

Τῇ βροντοφώνῳ σου γλώττῃ ἀναφθεγγόμενος, τῆς τοῦ Θεοῦ σοφίας, τὸν ἀπόκρυφον λόγον, Θεῷ Ἠγαπημένε, κράζεις ἀεί, ἀναπτύσσων τὰ χείλη πυκνῶς, το ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ Λόγος, καὶ δᾳδουχεῖς, πάντα ἄνθρωπον πρὸς γνῶσιν Θεοῦ.

O Son of Thunder, you shouted using your thunderous voice; * beloved Theologian, you uncovered the hidden * word of God. And now you open your lips * every time we open your book * and read that, "In the beginning, the Logos was"; and you light the way to knowledge of God. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Τὸν υἱὸν τῆς βροντῆς, τὸ θεμέλιον τῶν θείων λόγων, τὸν ἀρχηγὸν τῆς θεολογίας, καὶ κήρυκα πρώτιστον, τῆς ἀληθοῦς δογμάτων Θεοῦ σοφίας, τὸν ἠγαπημένον Ἰωάννην καὶ παρθένον, μερόπων γένος κατὰ χρέος εὐφημήσωμεν. Οὗτος γὰρ ἄληκτον ἔχων τὸ θεῖον ἐν ἑαυτῷ, τὸ ἐν ἀρχῇ μὲν ἔφησε τοῦ Λόγου, αὖθις δέ, τὸ πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα ἀχώριστον, καὶ τὸ ἴσον μετὰ ταῦτα τῆς τοῦ Πατρὸς οὐσίας, δεικνύων ἡμῖν δι' αὐτοῦ, τὴν ὀρθοδοξίαν τῆς Ἁγίας Τριάδος, δημιουργόν τε ὄντα σὺν τῷ Πατρί, καὶ ζωὴν φέροντα, καὶ φῶς ἀληθινόν, τὸν αὐτὸν ἔδειξεν ἡμῖν. Ὢ θαύματος ἐκστατικοῦ, καὶ πράγματος, σοφιστικοῦ ὅτι πλήρης ὢν τῆς ἀγάπης πλήρης γέγονε καὶ τῆς θεολογίας, δόξῃ καὶ τιμῇ καὶ πίστει, θέμεθλος ὑπάρχων, τῆς ἀκραιφνοῦς ἡμῶν πίστεως, δι' ἧς τύχοιμεν τῶν αἰωνίων ἀγαθῶν, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς κρίσεως.

To that Son of Thunder, the foundation of the divine sayings, the principal of theology, that preeminent herald of the true wisdom of dogmas of God, yes, to John the beloved and virgin, let us the articulate human race dutifully sing praises and extol him. He had the Divine unceasingly within him, and thus he said concerning the Word, that He was in the beginning, and also that He was inseparable from the Father, and finally that He is of one essence with the Father, showing to us the correct and Orthodox belief in the Holy Trinity; and he showed us that the Word is Creator with the Father, and is the One who brings life, and who is the true light. What a mystical wonder and thing of wisdom! He was full of love, and he became filled with theology, in glory, honor and faith, the foundation of our unadulterated Faith. By this Faith may we obtain the eternal blessings on Judgment Day. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν οὐρανῶν, διὰ φιλανθρωπίαν, ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ὤφθη, καὶ τοῖς ἀνθρώποις συνανεστράφη· ἐκ Παρθένου γὰρ ἁγνῆς, σάρκα προσλαβόμενος καὶ ἐκ ταύτης προελθὼν μετὰ τῆς προσλήψεως, εἷς ἐστιν Υἱός, διπλοῦς τὴν φύσιν, ἀλλ' οὐ τὴν ὑπόστασιν· διὸ τέλειον αὐτὸν Θεόν, καὶ τέλειον ἄνθρωπον, ἀληθῶς κηρύττοντες, ὁμολογοῦμεν Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν, ὃν ἱκέτευε Μήτηρ ἀνύμφευτε, ἐλεηθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

The King of heaven, out of love for mankind, appeared on earth and lived among men. He is one Son, twofold in nature, but not in hypostasis, for He took on flesh from a pure Virgin, and came forth from her with that which He had assumed. Therefore we confess Christ our God, truly proclaiming that He is one and the same, perfect God and perfect man. Intently pray to Him, O unwedded Mother, to have mercy on our souls. [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 πλ. δʹ.

Prokeimenon. Mode pl. 4.

Ἔδωκας κληρονομίαν τοῖς φοβουμένοις τὸ ὄνομά σου, Κύριε.

You give an inheritance to those who fear Your name. [SAAS]

Στίχ. Ἀπὸ τῶν περάτων τῆς γῆς πρὸς σὲ ἐκέκραξα· ἐν τῷ ἀκηδιάσαι τὴν καρδίαν μου, ἐν πέτρᾳ ὕψωσάς με, ὡδήγησάς με.

Verse: From the end of the earth I cried out to You when my heart was discouraged; You lifted me high on a rock.

Ἔδωκας κληρονομίαν τοῖς φοβουμένοις τὸ ὄνομά σου, Κύριε.

You give an inheritance to those who fear Your name.

Στίχ. Σκεπασθήσομαι ἐν σκέπει τῶν πτερύγων σου.

Verse: I will be covered with the shelter of Your wings.

Ἔδωκας κληρονομίαν τοῖς φοβουμένοις τὸ ὄνομά σου, Κύριε.

You give an inheritance to those who fear Your name.

Στίχ. Οὕτω ψαλῶ τῷ ὀνόματί σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος, τοῦ ἀποδοῦναί με τὰς εὐχάς μου ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας.

Verse: So I will sing praise to Your name unto ages of ages, that I may pay my vows day to day.

Ἔδωκας κληρονομίαν τοῖς φοβουμένοις τὸ ὄνομά σου, Κύριε.

You give an inheritance to those who fear Your name.

Τὰ Ἀναγνώσματα

The Readings

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Καθολικῆς Αʹ Ἐπιστολῆς Ἰωάννου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from John's First Universal Letter.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν. Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive. Wisdom. Let us be attentive.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

1Ιω Κεφ. γʹ 21 - 24, δʹ 1 - 6

3:21-24; 4:1-6

Ἀγαπητοί, ἐὰν ἡ καρδία ἡμῶν μὴ καταγινώσκῃ ἡμῶν, παῤῥησίαν ἔχομεν πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, καὶ ὃ ἐὰν αἰτῶμεν, λαμβάνομεν παρ' αὐτοῦ, ὅτι τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ τηροῦμεν, καὶ τὰ ἀρεστὰ ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ ποιοῦμεν. Καὶ αὕτη ἐστὶν ἡ ἐντολὴ αὐτοῦ, ἵνα πιστεύσωμεν τῷ ὀνόματι τοῦ Υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, καὶ ἀγαπῶμεν ἀλλήλους, καθώς ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν ἐντολήν. Καὶ ὁ τηρῶν τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ, ἐν αὐτῷ μένει, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐν αὐτῷ, καὶ ἐν τούτῳ γινώσκομεν, ὅτι μένει ἐν ἡμῖν, ἐκ τοῦ Πνεύματος, οὗ ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν. Ἀγαπητοί, μὴ παντὶ πνεύματι πιστεύετε, ἀλλὰ δοκιμάζετε τὰ πνεύματα, εἰ ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐστιν, ὅτι πολλοὶ ψευδοπροφῆται ἐξεληλύθασιν εἰς τὸν κόσμον. Ἐν τούτῳ γινώσκετε τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ Θεοῦ, πᾶν πνεῦμα, ὃ ὁμολογεῖ Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἐν σαρκὶ ἐληλυθότα, ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐστιν. Καὶ πᾶν πνεῦμα ὃ μὴ ὁμολογεῖ Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν ἐν σαρκὶ ἐληλυθότα, ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ οὐκ ἔστι, καὶ τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ τοῦ Ἀνnχρίστου, ὃ ἀκηκόατε, ὅτι ἔρχεται, καὶ νῦν ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἐστὶν ἤδη. Ὑμεῖς ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐστε, τεκνία, καὶ νενικήκατε αὐτούς, ὅτι μείζων ἐστὶν ὁ ἐν ὑμῖν, ἢ ὁ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ. Αὐτοὶ ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου εἰσί· διὰ τοῦτο ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου λαλοῦσι, καὶ ὁ κόσμος αὐτῶν ἀκούει. Ἡμεῖς ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἑσμεν, ὁ γινώσκων τὸν Θεόν, ἀκούει ἡμῶν, ὃς οὐκ ἔστιν ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ, οὐκ ἀκούει ἡμῶν.

Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who keep his commandments abide in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and now it is in the world already. Little children, you are of God, and have overcome them; for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world, therefore what they say is of the world, and the world listens to them. We are of God. Whoever knows God listens to us, and he who is not of God does not listen to us. [RSV]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Καθολικῆς Αʹ Ἐπιστολῆς Ἰωάννου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from John's First Universal Letter.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν. Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive. Wisdom. Let us be attentive.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

1Ιω Κεφ. δʹ 11 - 16

4:11-16

Ἀγαπητοί, εἰ οὕτως ὁ Θεὸς ἠγάπησεν ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἡμεῖς ὀφείλομεν ἀλλήλους ἀγαπᾶν, Θεὸν οὐδεὶς πώποτε τεθέαται. Ἐὰν ἀγαπῶμεν ἀλλήλους, ὁ Θεὸς ἐν ἡμῖν μένει, καὶ ἡ ἀγάπη αὐτοῦ τετελειωμένη ἐστὶν ἐν ἡμῖν. Ἐν τούτῳ γινώσκομεν ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ μένομεν, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐν ἡμῖν, ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ Πνεύματος αὐτοῦ δέδωκεν ἡμῖν. Καὶ ἡμεῖς τεθεάμεθα καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν ὅτι ὁ Πατὴρ ἀπέσταλκε τὸν Υἱὸν Σωτῆρα τοῦ κόσμου. Ὃς ἂν ὁμολογήσῃ, ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστιν ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Θεὸς ἐν αὐτῷ μένει, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐν τῷ Θεῷ. Καὶ ἡμεῖς ἐγνώκαμεν καὶ πεπιστεύκαμεν τὴν ἀγάπην, ἣν ἔχει ὁ Θεὸς ἐν ἡμῖν, ὁ Θεὸς ἀγάπη ἐστί, καὶ ὁ μένων ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ, ἐν τῷ Θεῷ μένει, καὶ ὁ Θεὸς ἐν αὐτῷ.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. [RSV]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Καθολικῆς Αʹ Ἐπιστολῆς Ἰωάννου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from John's First Universal Letter.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν. Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive. Wisdom. Let us be attentive.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

1Ιω Κεφ. δʹ 20 - εʹ 5

4:20-21; 5:1-5

Ἀγαπητοί, ἐάν τις εἴπῃ, ὅτι ἀγαπᾷ τὸν Θεόν, καὶ τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ μισῇ, ψεύτης ἐστίν· ὁ γὰρ μὴ ἀγαπῶν τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ ὃν ἑώρακε, τὸν Θεόν, ὃν οὐχ ἑώρακε, πῶς δύναται ἀγαπᾶν; Καὶ ταύτην τὴν ἐντολὴν ἔχομεν ἀπ' αὐτοῦ, ἵνα ὁ ἀγαπῶν τὸν Θεὸν ἀγαπᾷ καὶ τὸν Ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ. Πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων, ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστιν ὁ Χριστός, ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ γεγένηται, καὶ πᾶς ὁ ἀγαπῶν τὸν γεννήσαντα, ἀγαπᾷ καὶ τὸν γεγεννημένον ἐξ αὐτοῦ. Ἐν τούτῳ γινώσκομεν, ὅτι ἀγαπῶμεν τὰ τέκνα τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὅταν τὸν Θεὸν ἀγαπῶμεν, καὶ τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ τηρῶμεν, καὶ αἱ ἐντολαὶ αὐτοῦ βαρεῖαι οὐκ εἰσίν. Ὅτι πᾶν τὸ γεγεννημένον ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ, νικᾷ τὸν κόσμον, καὶ αὕτη ἐστίν ἡ νίκη ἡ νικήσασα τὸν κόσμον, ἡ πίστις ἡμῶν. Τὶς ἐστιν ὁ νικῶν τὸν κόσμον, εἰμὴ ὁ πιστεύων, ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστιν ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ;

If any one says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother also. Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? [RSV]

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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀπόστιχα.

Aposticha.

Τοῦ Πεντηκοσταρίου - - -

From Pentecostarion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ἀνῆλθες ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ Ἰησοῦ, ὁ καταβὰς ἐξ οὐρανοῦ, ἦλθες ἐπὶ θάνατον, ἡ ζωὴ ἡ ἀθάνατος, πρὸς τοὺς ἐν σκότει, τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, πρὸς τοὺς πεσόντας, ἡ πάντων Ἀνάστασις, ὁ φωτισμός, καὶ ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

You ascended the cross, Jesus, and came down from heaven and went to your death, O life eternal. You are the true light to those in darkness and the resurrection of all those who have fallen. Our enlightener and Savior, glory to you. [HC]

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. Τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Glory. For the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Ἀπόστολε Χριστοῦ, Εὐαγγελιστὰ Ἰωάννη, τῶν ἀποῤῥήτων μύστης γενόμενος, τῆς σοφίας τὰ ἀπόῤῥητα ἡμῖν ἑβρόντησας δόγματα, τό Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν τρανώσας τοῖς πιστοῖς, καὶ τό, Οὐκ ἦν ἀποβαλών, τῶν αἱρετιζόντων ἀπεκρούσω τοὺς λόγους, ἐπιστήθιος φανείς, καὶ φίλος ἠγαπημένος, ὡς Ἡσαΐας ὁ μεγαλοφωνότατος, καὶ Μωσῆς ὁ θεόπτης. Παῤῥησίαν ἔχων πρὸς Θεόν, ἐκτενῶς ἱκέτευε ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Apostle of Christ, John the Evangelist and Theologian, you became a mystic of the secrets of God, and thundered to us the secret dogmas of wisdom. You proclaimed to the faithful that "In the beginning was"; and you struck down the words of the heretics and ruled out that "He was not," showing thus that you were a beloved bosom friend of Christ, like Isaiah with his resounding voice, and Moses who saw God. Since you speak freely in the presence of God, entreat Him earnestly on behalf of our souls. [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. Τοῦ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ.

Apolytikion. For the Evangelist.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἀπόστολε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ ἠγαπημένε, ἐπιτάχυνον, ῥῦσαι λαὸν ἀναπολόγητον· δέχεταί σε προσπίπτοντα, ὁ ἐπιπεσόντα τῷ στήθει καταδεξάμενος, ὃν ἱκέτευε, Θεολόγε, καὶ ἐπίμονον νέφος ἐθνῶν διασκεδάσαι, αἰτούμενος ἡμῖν εἰρήνην, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

O Apostle, the beloved of Christ God, hasten to deliver us, a people that has no excuse. He accepts you supplicating Him, for He condescended at the Supper to let you lean on Him. Entreat Him, O Theologian, that He scatter the persistent cloud of hostile nations, and pray for us, for peace and great mercy. [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

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

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

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Φωτίζου, φωτίζου ἡ νέα Ἱερουσαλήμ· ἡ γὰρ δόξα Κυρίου ἐπὶ σὲ ἀνέτειλε. Χόρευε νῦν, καὶ ἀγάλλου Σιών, σὺ δὲ ἁγνή, τέρπου Θεοτόκε, ἐν τῇ ἐγέρσει τοῦ τόκου σου.

Be illumined, illumined, O New Jerusalem; * for the glory of the Lord has arisen over you. * Dance now for joy, O Zion, and exult. * And you be merry, O pure Theotokos, * at the arising of the One you bore.

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, καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου ἐνδόξου Ἀποστόλου καὶ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Θεολόγου, οὗ 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, and the holy and glorious Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian, 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!