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Λειτουργία Ἁγίου Χρυσοστόμου

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΙΔʹ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ

Menaion - August 14

Προεόρτια τῆς Κοιμήσεως τῆς Θεοτόκου

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

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ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΟΜΟΥ

LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Unless otherwise indicated, the texts of the prayers and hymns of the Divine Liturgy are from: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (© 2016), used with permission from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This text was produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 2.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀγαθὸν τὸ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι τῷ Κυρίῳ, καὶ ψάλλειν τῷ ὀνόματί σου, Ύψιστε.

Verse 1: It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing to Your name, O Most High. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Τοῦ ἀναγγέλλειν τῷ πρωΐ τὸ ἔλεός σου, καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου κατὰ νύκτα.

Verse 2: To proclaim Your mercy in the morning and Your truth at night. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

Στίχ. γʹ. Ὅτι εὐθὴς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀδικία ἐν αὐτῷ.

Verse 3: The Lord my God is upright, and there is no wrongdoing in Him. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Antiphon II. Mode 2.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ὁ Κύριος ἐβασίλευσεν, εὐπρέπειαν ἐνεδύσατο, ἐνεδύσατο Κύριος δύναμιν καὶ περιεζώσατο.

Verse 1: The Lord reigns; He clothed Himself with majesty; the Lord clothed and girded Himself with power. [SAAS]

ἤ·

or:

Στίχ. αʹ. Δεῦτε ἀγαλλιασώμεθα τῷ Κυρίῳ, ἀλαλάξωμεν τῷ Θεῷ τῷ Σωτῆρι ἡμῶν.

Verse 1: Come, let us greatly rejoice in the Lord; let us shout aloud to God our savior. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις θαυμαστός, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Καὶ γὰρ ἐστερέωσε τὴν οἰκουμένην, ἥτις οὐ σαλευθήσεται.

Verse 2: And He established the world, which shall not be moved. [SAAS]

ἤ·

or:

Στίχ. βʹ. Προφθάσωμεν τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐξομολογήσει, καὶ ἐν ψαλμοῖς ἀλαλάξωμεν αὐτῷ, ὅτι Θεὸς μέγας, Κύριος καὶ Βασιλεὺς μέγας ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν.

Verse 2: Let us come before His face with thanksgiving, and let us shout aloud to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, a great King over all the earth. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις θαυμαστός, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Στίχ. γʹ. Τῷ οἴκῳ σου πρέπει ἁγίασμα, Κύριε, εἰς μακρότητα ἡμερῶν.

Verse 3: Holiness is proper to Your house, O Lord, unto length of days. [SAAS]

ἤ·

or:

Στίχ. γʹ. Ὅτι ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ τὰ πέρατα τῆς γῆς, καὶ τὰ ὕψη τῶν ὀρέων αὐτοῦ εἰσιν· ὅτι αὐτοῦ ἐστιν ἡ θάλασσα, καὶ αὐτὸς ἐποίησεν αὐτήν, καὶ τὴν ξηρὰν αἱ χεῖρες αὐτοῦ ἔπλασαν.

Verse 3: For in His hand are the ends of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are His. For the sea is His, and He made it, and His hands formed the dry land. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις θαυμαστός, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ὁ Μονογενὴς Υἱὸς καὶ Λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἀθάνατος ὑπάρχων καὶ καταδεξάμενος διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν σαρκωθῆναι ἐκ τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, ἀτρέπτως ἐνανθρωπήσας, σταυρωθείς τε, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, εἷς ὢν τῆς Ἁγίας Τριάδος, συνδοξαζόμενος τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Only begotten Son and Logos of God, being immortal, You condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, You were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us. [GOA]

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Λαοὶ προσκιρτήσατε, χεῖρας κροτοῦντες πιστῶς, καὶ πόθῳ ἀθροίσθητε, σήμερον χαίροντες, καὶ φαιδρῶς ἀλαλάζοντες, πάντες ἐν εὐφροσυνῃ· τοῦ Θεοῦ γὰρ ἡ Μήτηρ, μέλλει τῶν ἐπιγείων, πρὸς τὰ ἄνω ἀπαίρειν, ἐνδόξως ἣν ἐν ὕμνοις ἀεί, ὡς Θεοτόκον δοξάζομεν.

O people, anticipate and leap for joy now with faith, * and longingly congregate today applauding with joy, * and all of you cheerfully * shout now in exultation; * for the Theotokos * is preparing for her departure * from the earth to the heavens * with glory; and we sing hymns to her * and glorify her as the Mother of God. [SD]

   

   

Ἤ, ἀντὶ τῶν Ἀντιφώνων, κατὰ τὸ τυπικόν, ψάλλονται τὰ Τυπικὰ καὶ οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

An optional alternative to the Antiphons are the Typika (Psalms 102 and 145), and the Beatitudes with the appointed troparia, which are provided here.

Ψαλμὸς 102.

Psalm 102.

Ψαλμὸς 145.

Psalm 145.

   

   

Οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

The Beatitudes.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου μνήσθητι ἡμῶν Κύριε, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου. Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

In Your kingdom. Remember us, O Lord, when You come in Your kingdom. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [RSV]

Μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται.

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

Μακάριοι οἱ πρᾳεῖς, ὅτι αὐτοὶ κληρονομήσουσι τὴν γῆν.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. [RSV]

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

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

Κανὼν Προεόρτιος.

Canon for the Forefeast.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σὺ εἶ τὸ στερέωμα.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 4. N/M (Lord, You are the firm.)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Μακάριοι οἱ ἐλεήμονες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. [RSV]

Γῆ καὶ τὰ οὐράνια, τῇ Μεταστάσει σου χαίρουσι, Μήτηρ Θεοῦ, διὰ σοῦ τυχόντα, παραδόξου ἑνώσεως.

O Mother of God, earth and heaven rejoice on the occasion of your translation, for through you they were wondrously united. [SD]

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

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

Ἔχαιρον οὐράνιοι, ὑποδεχόμενοι Ἄγγελοι, σὲ ἀπὸ γῆς, ἀναφερομένην, Θεοτόκε Πανύμνητε.

O all hymned Theotokos, heavenly Angels rejoiced as they received you, when you were carried up from the earth. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ εἰρηνοποιοί, ὅτι αὐτοὶ Υἱοὶ Θεοῦ κληθήσονται.

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

Γέγονε παράδοξος, ὥσπερ ἡ κύησις Ἄχραντε, σοῦ ἀληθῶς, οὕτω καὶ ἡ θεία, καὶ σεπτή σου Μετάστασις.

O immaculate one, your divine and venerable translation was truly paradoxical, just like your childbirth. [SD]

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

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

Ἤρθης πρὸς σκηνώματα, τὰ ἐπουράνια πάναγνε, οὖσα Θεοῦ, ἄχραντε Παρθένε, καθαρώτατον τέμενος.

O all-pure and immaculate Virgin, as the most pure temple of God, you were taken up to the heavenly dwellings. [SD]

Κανὼν Προεόρτιος.

Canon for the Forefeast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν δέησιν ἐκχεῶ.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 4. N/M (I pour out my supplication.)

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

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

Ὁ οἶκος τὸν τοῦ παντὸς συνοχέα, ὁ χωρήσας μεταβαίνει οἰκῆσαι, πρὸς οὐρανούς, οὐρανὸς δεδειγμένος, Χριστοῦ καὶ θρόνος καὶ μέγα παλάτιον, ἡ πάναγνος περιστερά, ἧς τὴν θείαν ὑμνήσωμεν Κοίμησιν.

Let us praise the divine Dormition of the all-pure dove, the house that held Him who sustains all things. She became a heaven and throne and great palace of Christ; and now she passes over to dwell in the heavens. [SD]

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

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

Ὑπόπτεροι ἐν νεφέλαις ἀρθέντες, ἀετοὶ ὡς ὑψιπέται τοῦ Λόγου, Γεθσημανῇ, συνελθόντες Παρθένε, σὲ ἐπεφώνουν ἀπαίρειν τὴν μέλλουσαν, πανύμνητε πρὸς οὐρανόν, οὓς ὡς τέκνα Υἱοῦ σου ηὐλόγησας.

O all-hymned Virgin, the Apostles of the Logos, like soaring eagles, were lifted on clouds, and gathered at Gethsemane. As they spoke to you, who were ready to depart for Heaven, you blessed them as the children of your Son. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τὶς αὕτη ἡ ἀναβαίνουσα πέλει, κοσμικῶν ἀπὸ κοιλάδων, τὶς αὕτη ἡ προπομπή, καὶ προπόρευσις ξένη; τί τὸ ὁρώμενον μέγα μυστήριον; Ἡ πάντων ἐστὶ Βασιλίς, καὶ Κυρία καὶ δόξα καὶ καύχημα.

Who is this who ascends from the the world's valleys? What is this strange procession and passage? What is this great mystery that we now see? It is the Queen, the Lady, the glory and boast of all. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἠλάλαζεν Ἀποστόλων ὁ δῆμος, καὶ δακρύων ἐπληρώθη ἡνίκα, σοῦ τὴν ψυχήν, τὴν ἁγίαν λιποῦσαν, τὸ θεοδόχον τεθέαται σκήνωμα, καὶ ὕμνησε θεοπρεπῶς, σοῦ τὴν θείαν Πανάμωμε Κοίμησιν.

O all-blameless Maiden, the Apostles mourned and cried, drenched in tears, when they saw that your holy soul had left your body that had hosted God; and in God-befitting manner, they extolled your divine Dormition. [SD]

   

   

Εἰσοδικόν. Ἦχος βʹ.

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ. Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις θαυμαστός, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

   

Ὕμνοι μετὰ τὴν Μικρὰν Εἴσοδον

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Λαοὶ προσκιρτήσατε, χεῖρας κροτοῦντες πιστῶς, καὶ πόθῳ ἀθροίσθητε, σήμερον χαίροντες, καὶ φαιδρῶς ἀλαλάζοντες, πάντες ἐν εὐφροσυνῃ· τοῦ Θεοῦ γὰρ ἡ Μήτηρ, μέλλει τῶν ἐπιγείων, πρὸς τὰ ἄνω ἀπαίρειν, ἐνδόξως ἣν ἐν ὕμνοις ἀεί, ὡς Θεοτόκον δοξάζομεν.

O people, anticipate and leap for joy now with faith, * and longingly congregate today applauding with joy, * and all of you cheerfully * shout now in exultation; * for the Theotokos * is preparing for her departure * from the earth to the heavens * with glory; and we sing hymns to her * and glorify her as the Mother of God. [SD]

Τοῦ Ναοῦ.

Apolytikion of the Parish Church

(Τὸ Ἀπολυτίκιον τοῦ Ναοῦ.)

(The text of the Apolytikion of the local church goes here.)

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἐπεφάνης σήμερον.

Mode 4. You appeared today.

Τῇ ἐνδόξῳ μνήμῃ σου ἡ οἰκουμένη, τῷ ἀΰλῳ Πνεύματι, πεποικιλμένη νοερῶς, ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ κραυγάζει σοι· Χαῖρε Παρθένε, Χριστιανῶν τὸ καύχημα.

On this day, your glorious * mem'ry, the whole world * by the Holy Spirit's grace * has been noetically adorned. * With joy and gladness we cry to you, * "Rejoice, O Virgin, the pride and joy of Christians all!" [SD]

   

   

Ο ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΟΣ ΥΜΝΟΣ

THE TRISAGION HYMN

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

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

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.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

   

   

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟΝ Ηʹ ΕΒΔΟΜΑΔΟΣ

SATURDAY OF THE EIGHTH WEEK

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ψαλμὸς 31.

Prokeimenon. Mode pl. 2. Psalm 31.

Εὐφράνθητε ἐπὶ Κύριον καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε, δίκαιοι.

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice greatly. [SAAS]

Στίχ. Μακάριοι ὧν ἀφέθησαν αἱ ἀνομίαι καὶ ὧν ἐπεκαλύφθησαν αἱ ἁμαρτίαι.

Verse: Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. [SAAS]

Πρὸς Ρωμαίους Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from Paul's Letter to the Romans.

Ρω 13:1-10

Rom. 13:1-10

Ἀδελφοί, πᾶσα ψυχὴ ἐξουσίαις ὑπερεχούσαις ὑποτασσέσθω. Οὐ γὰρ ἔστιν ἐξουσία εἰ μὴ ὑπὸ Θεοῦ͵ αἱ δὲ οὖσαι ὑπὸ Θεοῦ τεταγμέναι εἰσίν· ὥστε ὁ ἀντιτασσόμενος τῇ ἐξουσίᾳ τῇ τοῦ Θεοῦ διαταγῇ ἀνθέστηκεν͵ οἱ δὲ ἀνθεστηκότες ἑαυτοῖς κρῖμα λήμψονται. Οἱ γὰρ ἄρχοντες οὐκ εἰσὶν φόβος τῶν ἀγαθῶν ἔργων ἀλλὰ τῶν κακῶν. Θέλεις δὲ μὴ φοβεῖσθαι τὴν ἐξουσίαν; τὸ ἀγαθὸν ποίει͵ καὶ ἕξεις ἔπαινον ἐξ αὐτῆς· Θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστί σοι εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν. Ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς͵ φοβοῦ· οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν φορεῖ· Θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν͵ ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι. Διὸ ἀνάγκη ὑποτάσσεσθαι͵ οὐ μόνον διὰ τὴν ὀργὴν ἀλλὰ καὶ διὰ τὴν συνείδησιν. Διὰ τοῦτο γὰρ καὶ φόρους τελεῖτε· λειτουργοὶ γὰρ Θεοῦ εἰσιν εἰς αὐτὸ τοῦτο προσκαρτεροῦντες. Ἀπόδοτε πᾶσιν τὰς ὀφειλάς͵ τῷ τὸν φόρον τὸν φόρον͵ τῷ τὸ τέλος τὸ τέλος͵ τῷ τὸν φόβον τὸν φόβον͵ τῷ τὴν τιμὴν τὴν τιμήν. Μηδενὶ μηδὲν ὀφείλετε͵ εἰ μὴ τὸ ἀγαπᾶν ἀλλήλους · ὁ γὰρ ἀγαπῶν τὸν ἕτερον νόμον πεπλήρωκεν. Τὸ γὰρ Οὐ μοιχεύσεις͵ Οὐ φονεύσεις͵ Οὐ κλέψεις͵ Οὐκ ἐπιθυμήσεις͵ καὶ εἴ τις ἑτέρα ἐντολή͵ ἐν τῷ λόγῳ τούτῳ ἀνακεφαλαιοῦται͵ ἐν τῷ Ἀγαπήσεις τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν. Ἡ ἀγάπη τῷ πλησίον κακὸν οὐκ ἐργάζεται· πλήρωμα οὖν νόμου ἡ ἀγάπη.

Brethren, let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct but to bad. Would you have no fear of him who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your own good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For the same reasons you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending this very thing. Pay all of their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due. Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and any other commandment, are summed up in this sentence, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. [RSV]

   

   

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ψαλμοὶ 64, 101.

Alleluia. Mode pl. 2. Psalms 64, 101.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. αʹ. Μακάριοι οὓς ἐξελέξω καὶ προσελάβου, Κύριε.

Verse 1: Blessed are they whom You have chosen and received, O Lord. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Καὶ τὸ μνημόσυνον αὐτῶν εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν.

Verse 2: And their memorial abides from generation to generation. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel

Τῼ ΣΑΒΒΑΤῼ ΤΗΣ Ηʹ ΕΒΔΟΜΑΔΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ

Saturday of the Eighth Week of Matthew

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Ματ ιβʹ 30 - 37

Mt. 12:30-37

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος· ὁ μὴ ὢν μετ' ἐμοῦ κατ' ἐμοῦ ἐστι, καὶ ὁ μὴ συνάγων μετ' ἐμοῦ σκορπίζει. Διὰ τοῦτο λέγω ὑμῖν, πᾶσα ἁμαρτία καὶ βλασφημία ἀφεθήσεται τοῖς ἀνθρώποις, ἡ δὲ τοῦ Πνεύματος βλασφημία οὐκ ἀφεθήσεται τοῖς ἀνθρώποις· καὶ ὃς ἐὰν εἴπῃ λόγον κατὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, ἀφεθήσεται αὐτῷ· ὃς δ' ἂν εἴπῃ κατὰ τοῦ Πνεύματος τοῦ ἁγίου, οὐκ ἀφεθήσεται αὐτῷ οὔτε ἐν τῷ νῦν αἰῶνι οὔτε ἐν τῷ μέλλοντι. Ἢ ποιήσατε τὸ δένδρον καλόν, καὶ τὸν καρπὸν αὐτοῦ καλόν, ἢ ποιήσατε τὸ δένδρον σαπρὸν καὶ τὸν καρπὸν αὐτοῦ σαπρόν· ἐκ γὰρ τοῦ καρποῦ τὸ δένδρον γινώσκεται. γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν, πῶς δύνασθε ἀγαθὰ λαλεῖν πονηροὶ ὄντες; ἐκ γὰρ τοῦ περισσεύματος τῆς καρδίας τὸ στόμα λαλεῖ. ὁ ἀγαθὸς ἄνθρωπος ἐκ τοῦ ἀγαθοῦ θησαυροῦ ἐκβάλλει ἀγαθά, καὶ ὁ πονηρὸς ἄνθρωπος ἐκ τοῦ πονηροῦ θησαυροῦ ἐκβάλλει πονηρά. λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν ὅτι πᾶν ῥῆμα ἀργὸν ὃ ἐὰν λαλήσωσιν οἱ ἄνθρωποι, ἀποδώσουσι περὶ αὐτοῦ λόγον ἐν ἡμέρᾳ κρίσεως· ἐκ γὰρ τῶν λόγων σου δικαιωθήσῃ, καὶ ἐκ τῶν λόγων σου καταδικασθήσῃ.

The Lord said, "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters. Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." [RSV]

   

   

Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Θεοτόκον.

Hymn to the Theotokos.

Ἄξιόν ἐστιν ὡς ἀληθῶς μακαρίζειν σε τὴν Θεοτόκον, τὴν ἀειμακάριστον καὶ παναμώμητον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν. Τὴν τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβεὶμ 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. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Logos. We magnify you, the true Theotokos. [GOA]

   

   

Κοινωνικόν. Ψαλμοὶ 64, 101.

Communion Hymn. Psalms 64, 101.

Μακάριοι οὓς ἐξελέξω καὶ προσελάβου, Κύριε. Καὶ τὸ μνημόσυνον αὐτῶν εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Blessed are they whom You have chosen and received, O Lord. Their memorial abides from generation to generation. Alleluia. [SAAS]

   

   

Ὕμνος μετὰ τὴν Θ. Κοινωνίαν.

Hymn after Holy Communion.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Εἴδομεν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, ἐλάβομεν Πνεῦμα ἐπουράνιον, εὓρομεν πίστιν ἀληθῆ, ἀδιαίρετον Τριάδα προσκυνοῦντες· αὕτη γὰρ ἡμᾶς ἔσωσεν.

We have seen the true light; we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshiping the undivided Trinity, for the Trinity has saved us. [GOA]

   

   

ΑΠΟΛΥΣΙΣ

THE DISMISSAL

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

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

   

   

Κανόνας Νηστείας

Fasting Rule

Κατάλυσις οἴνου καὶ ἐλαίου.

Wine: Wine and oil are allowed. Refrain from meat, fish, dairy, and eggs.

Εἶναι ἡ νηστεία τοῦ Δεκαπενταυγούτου.

It is the Dormition fast.