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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Octoechos - Mode pl. 1.

Τῇ Δευτέρᾳ Πρωΐ

On Monday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ Βʹ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ

Menaion - August 2

Μνήμη τῆς Ἀνακομιδῆς τοῦ λειψάνου τοῦ Πρωτομάρτυρος Στεφάνου

Memory of the Transfer of the Relic of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

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CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Θεὸς Κύριος καὶ ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν. Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

God is the Lord, and He revealed Himself to us. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. [SAAS]

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ἐπικαλεῖσθε τὸ ὄνομα τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ.

Verse 1: Give thanks to the Lord and call upon His holy name.

ἤ· Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

or: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

Στίχ. βʹ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς.

Verse 2: All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I defended myself against them.

Στίχ. γʹ. Παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν.

Verse 3: And this came about from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Βασίλειον διάδημα, ἐστέφθη σὴ κορυφή, ἐξ ἄθλων ὧν ὑπέμεινας, ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, μαρτύρων Πρωτόαθλε· σὺ γὰρ τὴν Ἰουδαίων ἀπελέγξας μανίαν, εἶδές σου τὸν Σωτῆρα, τοῦ Πατρὸς δεξιόθεν. Αὐτὸν οὖν ἐκδυσώπει ἀεί, ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

O Stephen, a crown of royalty was laid on your head * for contests you courageously endured for Christ our God, * as first among Martyr saints. * You stood in accusation of the raging Judeans; * and you saw your Savior at the right hand of the Father. * We pray that you will ever entreat Him to save our souls. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τῇ ἀνατραφείσῃ ἐν τῷ Ναῷ, εἰς τὰ Ἅγια τῶν Ἁγίων, τῇ περιβεβλημένῃ τὴν πίστιν καὶ τὴν σοφίαν, καὶ τὴν ἄμεμπτον παρθενίαν, ὁ Ἀρχιστράτηγος Γαβριήλ, προσέφερεν οὐρανόθεν, τὸν ἀσπασμὸν καὶ τὸ χαῖρε. Χαῖρε εὐλογημένη, χαῖρε δεδοξασμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

To you who were raised in the Temple, in the Holy of Holies, and who were clothed in faith and wisdom and measureless virginity, the Supreme Commander Gabriel from heaven brought the salutation, "Rejoice"; "Rejoice, O blessed Maiden! Rejoice, O glorified one! The Lord is with you." [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 4. Μεθ' ὃ ἡ μικρὰ Συναπτή.

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 4. It would be followed by the short litany.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

For Yours is the dominion, and Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κατανυκτικά.

For compunction.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Κριτοῦ καθεζομένου, καὶ Ἀγγέλων ἑστώτων, σάλπιγγος ἠχούσης, καὶ φλογὸς καιομένης, τί ποιήσεις ψυχή μου, ἀπαγομένη εἰς κρίσιν; τότε γὰρ τὰ δεινά σου παρίστανται, τὰ κρυπτά σου ἐλέγχονται ἐγκλήματα· διὸ πρὸ τέλους βόησον, ὁ Θεὸς ἱλάσθητί μοι, καὶ σῶσόν με.

When the judge takes his seat and the Angels stand round, the trumpet sounds and the flame burns, what will you do, my soul, as you are brought to judgement? For then your dread deeds are present, your hidden crimes examined; and so before the end cry out: O God have mercy on me and save me! [EL]

Στίχ. Κύριε, μὴ τῷ θυμῷ σου ἐλέγξῃς με, μηδὲ τῇ ὀργῇ σου παιδεύσῃς με.

Verse: O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, nor chasten me in Your anger.

Ψυχή, τὰ ὧδε πρόσκαιρα, τὰ δὲ ἐκεῖ αἰώνια, ὁρῶ τὸ δικαστήριον, καὶ ἐπὶ θρόνου τὸν Κριτήν, καὶ τρέμω τὴν ἀπόφασιν, λοιπὸν σπουδῇ ἐπίστρεψον, ἡ κρίσις ἀσυγχώρητος.

My soul, what is here is temporary, what is there eternal; I see the court and the Judge upon his throne, and I tremble at the sentence; then turn back with speed: the judgement is unrelenting. [EL]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Ἡ θερμὴ προστασία καὶ ἀπροσμάχητος, ἡ ἐλπὶς ἡ βεβαία καὶ ἀκαταίσχυντος, τεῖχος καὶ σκέπη καὶ λιμὴν τῶν προστρεχόντων σοι, Ἀειπάρθενε ἁγνή, τὸν Υἱὸν σου καὶ Θεόν, ἱκέτευε σὺν Ἀγγέλοις, εἰρήνην δοῦναι τῷ κόσμῳ, καὶ σωτηρίαν καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

You are fervent protection that is invincible, * and the hope that is sure and is never put to shame, * shelter, haven, and high wall for those who flee to you, * with the angelic hosts on high, make entreaty with your Son and God, O pure Ever-virgin, * that He grant peace and great mercy and His salvation to all the world. [SD]

Ἀναγινώσκεται τὸ οἰκεῖον Κάθισμα τοῦ Ψαλτηρίου, ἤτοι Κάθισμα 5. Καὶ εὐθύς, ἄνευ μικρᾶς Συναπτῆς·

The appointed Kathisma of the Psalter may be read, i.e. Kathisma 5. There is no litany, but immediately the following:

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CHOIR

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Κατανυκτικά.

For compunction.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Πάντες ἀγρυπνήσωμεν, καὶ Χριστῷ ὑπαντήσωμεν, μετὰ πλήθους ἐλαίου, καὶ λαμπάδων φαεινῶν, ὅπως τοῦ νυμφῶνος ἔνδον ἀξιωθῶμεν· ὁ γὰρ τῆς θύρας ἔξω φθανόμενος, ἄπρακτα τῷ Θεῷ κέκραγεν· Ἐλέησόν με.

Let us all be vigilant, and go out to meet Christ, with a good supply of oil and lamps burning bright, so that we be granted entry to the bridal hall. He who ended up outside the door, to no avail cried out, "Have mercy on me!" [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐπίβλεψον ἐπ' ἐμὲ καὶ ἐλέησόν με κατὰ τὸ κρίμα τῶν ἀγαπώντων τὸ ὄνομά σου.

Verse: Look upon me and have mercy on me.

Ἐν κλίνῃ κατακείμενος, ἁμαρτημάτων πολλῶν, συλῶμαι τὴν ἐλπίδα τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ὁ γὰρ ὕπνος τῆς ἐμῆς ῥαθυμίας, προξενεῖ μου τῇ ψυχῇ τιμωρίαν, ἀλλὰ σὺ ὁ Θεός, ὁ τεχθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, διέγειρόν με πρὸς τὴν σὴν ὑμνῳδίαν, ἵνα δοξάζω σε.

As I lie on a bed of many sins I despoiled of my hope of salvation; for the sleep of my sloth invites punishment for my soul; but you, O God, born of a Virgin, rouse me to sung your praise, that I may glorify you. [EL]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἁγιωτέρα τῶν Χερουβείμ, ὑψηλοτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν Πανύμνητε, Θεοτόκον σε ἐν ἀληθείᾳ ὁμολογοῦντες, ἔχομεν ἁμαρτωλοὶ προστασίαν, καὶ εὑρίσκομεν ἐν πειρασμοῖς σωτηρίαν· διὸ μὴ παύσῃ πρεσβεύουσα ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, κραταίωμα καὶ καταφυγὴ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

O All-blameless, holier than the Cherubim and higher than the heavens, as we confess you to be in truth Mother of God, we sinners have you as defence, and in temptations we find salvation; and so do not cease to intercede for us, the strength and refuge of our souls. [EL]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Κατανυκτικά.

For compunction.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. N/M (Let us worship the Word.)

Τὸ κριτήριον τρέμω τὸ φοβερώτατον, καὶ Κριτοῦ τὴν δικαίαν φρίττω ἀπόφασιν· ἡ συνείδησις καὶ γὰρ ἀεὶ ἐλέγχει με, τῇ ἀμελείᾳ δὲ συζών, ἀπορῶ καὶ δειλιῶ, πρεσβείαις ὑμῶν ἁγίαις, ἐκλυτρώσασθε τοῦ πυρός με, οἱ τοὺς πιστοὺς φρουροῦντες Ἀρχάγγελοι.

I tremble at the fearful judgement, and I shudder at the Judge's righteous sentence; for my conscience ever questions me; but living with indifference I am at a loss and I quail. By your holy prayers, Archangels, who watch over believers, rescue me from the fire. [EL]

Στίχ. Θαυμαστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ.

Verse: God is wondrous in His saints.

Μαρτυρικόν.

For the Martyrs.

Λάμπει σήμερον ἡ μνήμη τῶν Ἀθλοφόρων· ἔχει γὰρ καὶ οὐρανόθεν ἀπαύγασμα, ὁ χορὸς τῶν Ἀγγέλων πανηγυρίζει, καὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων τὸ γένος συνεορτάζει· διὸ πρεσβεύουσι τῷ Κυρίῳ, ἐλεηθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

The memory of the Champions shines today, for it takes its radiance from heaven; the choir of Angels keeps festival, and the human race feasts with them, and so they intercede with the Lord to have mercy on our souls. [EL]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. N/M (Let us worship the Word.)

Γαβριήλ σοι τὸ χαῖρε τὸ ἐπουράνιον, ἐπὶ γῆς παραδόξως ἐναπεκόμισε· τὸν γὰρ Ἀγγέλων ποιητήν, ἐν σοὶ σαρκούμενον ὁρῶν, τὸ μελῴδημα χαρᾶς, ἀναμέλπει σοι σεμνή, βροτοὺς δι' αὐτοῦ διδάσκων, ὡς σὺ μόνη χαρᾶς αἰτία, πᾶσιν ἀνθρώποις πεφανέρωσαι.

Gabriel marvellously brought to you on earth heaven's Hail; for seeing the Maker of the Angels incarnate in you, he sang you the song of joy, O Honoured One; through it teaching mortals that you the only cause of joy have appeared to all mankind. [EL]

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READER

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

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

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

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Πρῶτος ἐσπάρης ἐπὶ γῆς ὑπὸ τοῦ οὐρανίου Γεωργοῦ πανεύφημε, πρῶτος τὸ αἷμα ἐπὶ γῆς διὰ Χριστὸν ἐξέχεας μακάριε, πρῶτος ὑπ' αὐτοῦ τὸν τῆς νίκης στέφανον ἀνεβήσω ἐν οὐρανῷ, ὡς Ἀθλητῶν προοίμιον, Στεφανῖτα τῶν Μαρτύρων ὁ Πρώταθλος.

You are worthy of all praise, blessed Stephen, ⁄ you are the first grain planted in the earth by the divine Gardener, ⁄ the first to shed your blood for Christ, ⁄ the first to be crowned by Him in heaven with the crown of victory: ⁄⁄ You are the first to have suffered for Christ and to receive the martyr's reward! [OCA]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τοῦ Παραδείσου τὰ ἄνθη ὁρῶν, τῇ εὐοσμίᾳ αὐτῶν τῇ τερπνῇ, πληροῦντα πᾶσαν τὴν οἰκουμένην, τὸ ξένον αὐτῶν καταπλήττομαι θέαμα· ἐν παγετῷ γὰρ χειμῶνος, πλέον ἀνθοῦσι μᾶλλον, ὅπερ ξένον ἐν ἄνθεσιν, ὡς ὁ Μάρτυς τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ ἐξανθήσας πρῶτος, καὶ θύρα γεγονὼς τῶν νομίμως ἀθλούντων, καὶ ἀνθούντων κρυμῷ τῶν κολάσεων, ὁ δείξας τρίβον ἀπλανῆ τοῖς βουλομένοις ἀθλεῖν, ὁ καλὸς σταδιάρχης, ὁ τοῖς πόνοις ἀναλάμψας, Στεφανίτης τῶν Μαρτύρων ὁ Πρώταθλος.

Looking at the flowers of Paradise, which fill the whole world with their delightful sweetness, I am astonished at the strange sight of them; for even in the freezing cold of winter, they blossom all the more, a thing unheard of for flowers. Such is Christ's Martyr, who blossomed first of all, and became a door to those who compete lawfully and flower in the cold of torments. He has shown the unerring path to those who desire to compete, he is the good leader of the race, who shone forth brightly in labors, the first crowned champion of the Martyrs. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ Βʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνὸς μνήμη τῆς Ἀνακομιδῆς τοῦ Λειψάνου τοῦ ἁγίου Πρωτομάρτυρος καὶ Ἀρχιδιακόνου Στεφάνου.

On August 2, we commemorate the recovery of the Relic of Saint Stephen, the Protomartyr and Archdeacon.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῆς Εὑρέσεως τῶν Λειψάνων τῶν ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Μαξίμου, Δάδα, καὶ Κυντιλιανοῦ.

On this day we also commemorate the finding of the relics of the holy Martyrs Maximus, Dadas, and Quintilian.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τῶν Ἐγκαινίων τοῦ θείου Ναοῦ τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἀποστόλου καὶ Εὐαγγελιστοῦ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Θεολόγου, πλησίον τῆς Ἁγιωτάτης μεγάλης Ἐκκλησίας.

On this day we also commemorate the consecration of the holy Church of Saint John the Theologian, Apostle and Evangelist, near the most-holy Great Church.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Φωκᾶ καὶ τοῦ ἐν εὐσεβεῖ τῇ μνήμῃ γενομένου βασιλέως Ἰουστινιανοῦ ἐν τοῖς Ἁγίοις Ἀποστόλοις.

On this day we commemorate the holy Martyr Phocas, and also the Emperor Justinian of pious memory, in the Church of the Holy Apostles.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἁγίων σου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy and save us. Amen.

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DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

Let us honor and magnify in song the Theotokos and the Mother of the light.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode pl. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode pl. 4.

Ἐξέστη ἐπὶ τούτῳ ὁ οὐρανός, καὶ τῆς γῆς κατεπλάγη τὰ πέρατα, ὅτι Θεός, ὤφθη τοῖς ἀνθρώποις σωματικῶς, καὶ ἡ γαστήρ σου γέγονεν, εὐρυχωροτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν· διό σε Θεοτόκε, Ἀγγέλων καὶ ἀνθρώπων, ταξιαρχίαι μεγαλύνουσι.

The heavens were astounded as a result, * and the ends of the earth were astonished, inasmuch as God * bodily appeared to the human race, * O Theotokos, coming forth * from your virgin womb which indeed became * more spacious than the heavens. * And therefore by the orders * of men and angels you are magnified. [SD]

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

It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, ever blessed, most pure, and Mother of our God. Greater in honor than the Cherubim, and in glory greater beyond compare than the Seraphim; you without corruption gave birth to God the Word, and are truly Theotokos. You do we magnify. [SD]

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Again and again, in peace, let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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Ὅτι σὲ αἰνοῦσι πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπουσι, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰωνων.

For all the powers of heaven praise You and give You glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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CHOIR

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τῶν Μαθητῶν ὁρώντων σε.

Mode 2. With the disciples.

Ὁ πρῶτος τῶν Μαρτύρων τρίβον ἀνύσας, καὶ Διακόνων πρόκριτος χρηματίσας, Στέφανος ὁ χάριτος πεπλησμένος, ἰδοὺ ἀνακομίζεται, πρὸς τὴν Βασίλειον πόλιν, θαυμάτων βρύων τὴν χάριν.

St. Stephen was the first one to be a Martyr; * he also was the first to become a Deacon, * for he was filled with grace, as it was written. * Behold, his relics were transferred * to the imperial City, * pouring out grace and miracles. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τῶν Μαθητῶν ὁρώντων σε.

Mode 2. With the disciples.

Ὅν περ αἱ ἄνω τάξεις πολλῷ σὺν τρόμῳ, παρίστανται μὴ φέρουσαι κατοπτεῦσαι, αἴγλην τῆς ἀῤῥήτου αὐτοῦ οὐσίας, Χριστὸν γαστρὶ ἐχώρησας, λαβόντα σάρκα Παρθένε, ἐκ σῶν τιμίων αἱμάτων.

You truly carried Christ in your womb, O Virgin, * when from your precious blood He became incarnate. * The armies of heaven that stand around Him * do so with awe, for they cannot * endure to gaze at the brightness * of His ineffable essence. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος δʹ.

Lauds. Mode 4.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

Praise Him, all you His angels; praise Him, all you His hosts. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

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Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν πάντα τὰ ἄστρα καὶ τὸ φῶς.

Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars and light.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου.

Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the Lord's name.

Ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν, αὐτὸς ἐνετείλατο, καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν.

For He spoke, and they were made; He commanded, and they were created.

Ἔστησεν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· πρόσταγμα ἔθετο, καὶ οὐ παρελεύσεται.

He established them forever and unto ages of ages; He set forth His ordinance, and it shall not pass away.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, δράκοντες καὶ πᾶσαι ἄβυσσοι.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons and all the deeps.

Πῦρ, χάλαζα, χιών, κρύσταλλος, πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, τὰ ποιοῦντα τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ.

Fire and hail, snow and ice, stormy wind, which perform His word.

Τὰ ὄρη καὶ πάντες οἱ βουνοί, ξύλα καρποφόρα καὶ πᾶσαι κέδροι.

Mountains and all the hills, fruitful trees and all cedars.

Τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, ἑρπετὰ καὶ πετεινὰ πτερωτά.

Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds.

Βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ πάντες λαοί, ἄρχοντες καὶ πάντες κριταὶ γῆς.

Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all judges of the earth.

Νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων· αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι ὑψώθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ μόνου.

Young men and maidens, elders with younger, let them praise the Lord's name, for His name alone is exalted.

Ἡ ἐξομολόγησις αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ. καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας λαοῦ αὐτοῦ.

His thanksgiving is in earth and heaven. And He shall exalt the horn of His people.

Ὕμνος πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ, λαῷ ἐγγίζοντι αὐτῷ.

A hymn for all His saints, for the children of Israel, a people who draw near to Him.

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ὁσίων.

Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of His holy ones.

Εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Σιὼν ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν ἐπὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῶν.

Let Israel be glad in Him who made him, and let the children of Zion greatly rejoice in their King.

Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐν χορῷ, ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ ψαλτηρίῳ ψαλάτωσαν αὐτῷ.

Let them praise His name with dance; with tambourine and harp let them sing to Him.

Ὅτι εὐδοκεῖ Κύριος ἐν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑψώσει πραεῖς ἐν σωτηρίᾳ.

For the Lord is pleased with His people, and He shall exalt the gentle with salvation.

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

The holy ones shall boast in glory, and they shall greatly rejoice on their beds.

Αἱ ὑψώσεις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν, καὶ ῥομφαῖαι δίστομοι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν.

The high praise of God shall be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand.

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐκδίκησιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἐλεγμοὺς ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς.

To deal retribution to the nations, reproving among the peoples.

Τοῦ δῆσαι τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν πέδαις καὶ τοὺς ἐνδόξους αὐτῶν ἐν χειροπέδαις σιδηραῖς.

To shackle their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron.

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν αὐτοῖς κρῖμα ἔγγραπτον· δόξα αὕτη ἔσται πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ.

To fulfill among them the written judgment: this glory have all His holy ones.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Θεὸν ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν στερεώματι τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ.

Praise God in His saints; praise Him in the firmament of His power.

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Στιχηρά. Τοῦ Πρωτομάρτυρος.

Stichera. For the Protomartyr.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἔδωκας σημείωσιν.

Mode 4. You have given.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ.

Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness. [SAAS]

Ἄγγελος ἐπίγειος, ὁ Πρωτομάρτυς γενόμενος, πρὸς οὐρανοὺς ἀνερχόμενος, ἐπήρθη μετάρσιος, καὶ τὴν θείαν εἶδεν, ὡς ἐχώρει δόξαν, τῆς ἀπροσίτου μυηθείς, καὶ ὑπὲρ νοῦν Τριάδος μυστήρια· διὸ τὴν ἀκατάληπτον, ἀνακηρύττει σου δύναμιν, Ἰησοῦ παντοδύναμε, ὁ Σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

On earth like an angel, Protomartyr Stephen went up to You * in the heavens, where he beheld * divine glory, insofar as a man is able; * for initiated was he in mysteries of God, * the unapproachable Holy Trinity. * And henceforth he proclaims Your power, which is incomprehensible, * by which You, Jesus, saved our souls, as our Lord and almighty God. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ.

Praise Him with the sound of trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre. [SAAS]

Ἄγγελος ἐπίγειος, ὁ Πρωτομάρτυς γενόμενος, πρὸς οὐρανοὺς ἀνερχόμενος, ἐπήρθη μετάρσιος, καὶ τὴν θείαν εἶδεν, ὡς ἐχώρει δόξαν, τῆς ἀπροσίτου μυηθείς, καὶ ὑπὲρ νοῦν Τριάδος μυστήρια· διὸ τὴν ἀκατάληπτον, ἀνακηρύττει σου δύναμιν, Ἰησοῦ παντοδύναμε, ὁ Σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

On earth like an angel, Protomartyr Stephen went up to You * in the heavens, where he beheld * divine glory, insofar as a man is able; * for initiated was he in mysteries of God, * the unapproachable Holy Trinity. * And henceforth he proclaims Your power, which is incomprehensible, * by which You, Jesus, saved our souls, as our Lord and almighty God. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῷ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνῳ.

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. [SAAS]

Ὡραῖος ἐπέφανας, τῇ ἐπανόδῳ σου Στέφανε, πρωτομάρτυς πανένδοξε, ἀκτῖσι κοσμούμενος, χαρισμάτων θείων, καὶ τῶν ἰαμάτων· διὸ καὶ πάντας τοὺς πιστούς, καταφαιδρύνεις τοῖς θαυμασίοις σου, ἐν πίστει τὸν φιλάνθρωπον, ὑμνολογοῦντας καὶ λέγοντας· Ἰησοῦ παντοδύναμε, ὁ Σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

When your holy relics were transferred, O Stephen, all-glorious * Protomartyr, your beauty shone, * adorned as you were in rays of the cures and healing * that through you the Lord worked. * And by your miracles you gave * to all believers the cheer and joy of God. * We faithfully extol the Lord who loves humanity and we sing, * "Jesus Christ, you have saved our souls, as our Lord and almighty God." [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον.

Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with triumphant cymbals; let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

Κάλαμος ὑπέρτιμος, ὀξυγραφῶν τὴν εὐσέβειαν, ἀνεδείχθη ἡ γλῶσσά σου, δι' ἧς κατεφώτισας, Πρωτομάρτυς πάντας, ταῖς διδασκαλίαις, καὶ ἐπανήγαγες ἡμᾶς, ἐξ ἀγνωσίας πρὸς τὴν εὐσέβειαν· διό σου τὴν ἐτήσιον, ἐπιτελοῦντες πανήγυριν, ἀνυμνοῦμεν γεραίροντες, τοὺς ἀγῶνάς σου Στέφανε.

Protomartyr Stephen, your all-holy tongue was the precious pen * of a swift-writing ready scribe, * recording the truth of God, teaching all the people, * who become enlightened. * You brought us back from errant ways, * and from our ignorance to the truth of God. * We hold the celebration of your sacred memory annually, * and we honor you and extol the events of your martyrdom. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Στέφανος, ἡ καλὴ ἀπαρχὴ τῶν Μαρτύρων, ὁ πλήρης χάριτος καὶ δυνάμεως, ὁ ποιῶν σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα μεγάλα ἐν τῷ λαῷ, ὑπὸ ἀνόμων ἐλιθάζετο· ἀλλ' ἐξέλαμψεν ὡς ἄγγελος, καὶ θεωρεῖ τὴν δόξαν, σοῦ τοῦ σταυρωθέντος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, ἐν δεξιᾷ τῆς δυνάμεως, καὶ τῷ Πνεύματι τῆς χάριτος, εἰς οὐρανοὺς ἐλαμβάνετο· καὶ διὰ τοῦτο, ταῖς χοροστασίαις τῶν Ἀγγέλων συναυλιζόμενος, πρέσβευε σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Stephen, the fine first-fruit of the Martyrs, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. And he was stoned by those who broke the Law. But he shined like an angel, and he saw the glory of You who were incarnate for us and who were standing at the right hand of the Power; and by the Spirit of grace he was taken into heaven. He therefore dwells with the choirs of Angels, and he intercedes for the salvation of our souls. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐκ παντοίων κινδύνων, τοὺς δούλους σου φύλαττε, εὐλογημένη Θεοτόκε, ἵνα σε δοξάζωμεν, τὴν ἐλπίδα τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Guard your servants from dangers of every kind, O blessed Theotokos, so that we may glorify you, the hope of our souls. [SD]

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Ἀντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That the whole day may be perfect, holy, peaceful, and sinless, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For an angel of peace, a faithful guide, a guardian of our souls and bodies, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

For that which is good and beneficial for our souls, and for peace for the world, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

That we may complete the remaining time of our life in peace and repentance, let us ask the Lord.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τῆς Παναγίας ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀπόστιχα τῆς Ὀκτωήχου.

Aposticha of the Octoechos.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Οἴμοι! τί ὡμοιώθην ἐγὼ τῇ ἀκάρπῳ συκῇ, καὶ πτοοῦμαι τὴν κατάραν, σὺν τῇ ἐκκοπῇ; ἀλλ' ἐπουράνιε γεωργέ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, τὴν χερσωθεῖσάν μου ψυχήν, καρποφόρον ἀνάδειξον, καὶ ὡς τὸν Ἄσωτον υἱὸν δέξαι με, καὶ ἐλέησόν με.

Alas! Why have I become like the unfruitful fig tree, and I am afraid of the curse and of being cut down? O Christ my God, the heavenly husbandman, make my barren soul fruitful, and accept me like the Prodigal Son, and have mercy on me. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐνεπλήσθημεν τὸ πρωΐ τοῦ ἐλέους σου, Κύριε, καὶ ἠγαλλιασάμεθα καὶ εὐφράνθημεν ἐν πάσαις ταῖς ἡμέραις ἡμῶν· εὐφρανθείημεν ἀνθ' ὧν ἡμερῶν ἐταπείνωσας ἡμᾶς, ἐτῶν, ὧν εἴδομεν κακά. Καὶ ἴδε ἐπὶ τοὺς δούλους σου καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ἔργα σου καὶ ὁδήγησον τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτῶν.

Verse: We were filled with Your mercy in the morning, and in all our days we greatly rejoiced and were glad; gladden us in return for the days You humbled us, for the years we saw evil things. And behold Your servants and Your works, and guide their sons. [SAAS]

Τὰ πλήθη τῶν πταισμάτων μου, πάριδε Κύριε, ὁ ἐκ Παρθένου τεχθείς, καὶ πάσας ἐξάλειψον τὰς ἀνομίας μου, λογισμόν μοι παρέχων ἐπιστροφῆς, ὡς μόνος φιλάνθρωπος δέομαι, καὶ ἐλέησόν με.

Overlook the multitude of my offenses, O Lord who were born of a Virgin. I pray You, blot out all of my transgressions, and grant to me the thought to return, as the only One who loves humanity, and have mercy on me. [SD]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἔστω ἡ λαμπρότης Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ τὰ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν ἡμῶν κατεύθυνον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ τὸ ἔργον τῶν χειρῶν ἡμῶν κατεύθυνον.

Verse: And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the works of our hands. [SAAS]

Εὐλογημένος ὁ στρατός, τοῦ Βασιλέως τῶν οὐρανῶν· εἰ γὰρ καὶ γηγενεῖς ὑπῆρχον οἱ Ἀθλοφόροι, ἀλλὰ ἀγγελικὴν ἀξίαν ἔσπευδον φθάσαι, τῶν σωμάτων καταφρονήσαντες, καὶ διὰ τῶν παθημάτων, τῆς τῶν Ἀσωμάτων ἀξιωθέντες τιμῆς. Εὐχαῖς αὐτῶν Κύριε, κατάπεμψον ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

Blessed is the army of the King of heaven; for though the champions were born of earth, yet they hastened to attain the angelic rank, despising their bodies and through their sufferings being found worthy of the honour of the Bodiless Powers. At their prayers, Lord, send down to us your great mercy. [EL]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Πρωτομάρτυρος.

Glory. For the Protomartyr.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Πρωτομάρτυς Ἀπόστολε, καὶ Πρωτοδιάκονε, ἡ πύλη τῶν Μαρτύρων, ἡ δόξα τῶν Δικαίων, τῶν Ἀποστόλων τὸ καύχημα, σὺ οὐρανοὺς ἐθεάσω ἀνεῳγμένους, ἐν τῷ σταδίῳ ἑστώς, καὶ τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐκ δεξιῶν ἑστῶτα, τοῦ ἀοράτου Πατρός· διὸ ὡς Ἄγγελος ἐκλάμψας τῷ προσώπῳ, ἐν χαρᾷ ἀνεκραύγαζες, ὑπὲρ τῶν λιθαζόντων· Μὴ στήσῃς αὐτοῖς τὴν ἁμαρτίαν ταύτην. Καὶ νῦν αἴτησαι, τοῖς ἐκ πόθου εὐφημοῦσί σε, ἱλασμὸν ἁμαρτιῶν, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

O Protomartyr, Apostle and first Deacon, you are the gateway of Martyrs, the glory of the Righteous, and the pride and joy of the Apostles. When you stood trial, You saw the heavens opened and the Son of God standing at the right hand of the invisible Father. Your face shone like an Angel. And with joy you cried on behalf of those who were stoning you, "Do not hold this sin against them." So now, pray for us who lovingly sing your praises, that we may receive forgiveness of sins and great mercy. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μακαρίζομέν σε Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, καὶ δοξάζομέν σε οἱ πιστοὶ κατὰ χρέος, τὴν πόλιν τὴν ἄσειστον, τὸ τεῖχος, τὸ ἄῤῥηκτον, τὴν ἀῤῥαγῆ προστασίαν, καὶ καταφυγήν τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Now we call you blessed, O Virgin Theotokos, and we glorify you, duty-bound as believers; the city unshakable, the wall indestructible, the firm and steadfast protection, and the place of refuge for our souls. [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τρισάγιον.

Trisagion Prayers.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (ἐκ γʹ)

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3)

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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

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

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Βασίλειον διάδημα, ἐστέφθη σὴ κορυφή, ἐξ ἄθλων ὧν ὑπέμεινας, ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, μαρτύρων Πρωτόαθλε· σὺ γὰρ τὴν Ἰουδαίων ἀπελέγξας μανίαν, εἶδές σου τὸν Σωτῆρα, τοῦ Πατρὸς δεξιόθεν. Αὐτὸν οὖν ἐκδυσώπει ἀεί, ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

O Stephen, a crown of royalty was laid on your head * for contests you courageously endured for Christ our God, * as first among Martyr saints. * You stood in accusation of the raging Judeans; * and you saw your Savior at the right hand of the Father. * We pray that you will ever entreat Him to save our souls. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ὅτι πάντων ὑπάρχεις τῶν ποιημάτων ὑπερτέρα, ἀνυμνεῖν σε ἀξίως, μὴ εὐποροῦντες Θεοτόκε, δωρεὰν αἰτοῦμέν σε, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

We are unequipped to praise you worthily, O Theotokos, for you are the highest of all things created. Therefore, we entreat you: As a gift to us, have mercy on us. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

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

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

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

Dismissal

Dismissal

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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, τοῦ Ἁγίου Πρωτομάρτυρος καὶ Ἀρχιδιακόνου Στεφάνου, οὗ καὶ τὴν Ἀνακομιδὴν τοῦ λειψάνου ἐορτάζωμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr, the transfer of whose holy relic we celebrate, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers..."

Conclusion, i.e. "Through the prayers..."

Δι' εὐχῶν τῶν ἁγίων πατέρων ἡμῶν, Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us [and save us].

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)