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Menaion - August 23

Ἀπόδοσις τῆς Ἑορτῆς τῆς Κοιμήσεως τῆς Θεοτόκου

Leave-taking of the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

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Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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 τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Apolytikion of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Ἐν τῇ Γεννήσει, τὴν παρθενίαν ἐφύλαξας. Ἐν τῇ Κοιμήσει, τὸν κόσμον οὐ κατέλιπες Θεοτόκε. Μετέστης πρὸς τὴν ζωήν, Μήτηρ ὑπάρχουσα τῆς ζωῆς, καὶ ταῖς πρεσβείαις ταῖς σαῖς λυτρουμένη, ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν. (ἐκ γʹ)

You gave birth yet preserved your virginity. You fell asleep in death yet did not desert the world, O Theotokos. You were transported to life, as you are Mother of Life and, by virtue of your intercessions, deliver our souls from death. (3) [SD]

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Ἀναβόησον Δαυΐδ, τίς ἡ παροῦσα Ἑορτή; Ἣν ἀνύμνησα φησίν, ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τῶν Ψαλμῶν, ὡς θυγατέρα θεόπαιδα καὶ Παρθένον, μετέστησεν αὐτήν, πρὸς τὰς ἐκεῖθεν μονάς, Χριστὸς ὁ ἐξ αὐτῆς, ἄνευ σπορᾶς γεννηθείς· καὶ διὰ τοῦτο χαίρουσι, μητέρες καὶ θυγατέρες, καὶ νύμφαι Χριστοῦ, βοῶσαι· Χαῖρε, ἡ μεταστᾶσα, πρὸς τὰ ἄνω βασίλεια.

Prophet David, tell us please, what do we celebrate today? * "The Assumption of the one, whom in the Psalms I extolled * as daughter and Virgin and the Mother of God, * when Christ, who without seed was born of her, himself * transported her to heaven, to the mansions there. * And on this day especially mothers, * daughters, and brides of Christ salute her with joy, * 'Rejoice, O Lady! You were transported * to the royal courts on high!'" [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ἀναβόησον Δαυΐδ, τίς ἡ παροῦσα Ἑορτή; Ἣν ἀνύμνησα φησίν, ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τῶν Ψαλμῶν, ὡς θυγατέρα θεόπαιδα καὶ Παρθένον, μετέστησεν αὐτήν, πρὸς τὰς ἐκεῖθεν μονάς, Χριστὸς ὁ ἐξ αὐτῆς, ἄνευ σπορᾶς γεννηθείς· καὶ διὰ τοῦτο χαίρουσι, μητέρες καὶ θυγατέρες, καὶ νύμφαι Χριστοῦ, βοῶσαι· Χαῖρε, ἡ μεταστᾶσα, πρὸς τὰ ἄνω βασίλεια.

Prophet David, tell us please, what do we celebrate today? * "The Assumption of the one, whom in the Psalms I extolled * as daughter and Virgin and the Mother of God, * when Christ, who without seed was born of her, himself * transported her to heaven, to the mansions there. * And on this day especially mothers, * daughters, and brides of Christ salute her with joy, * 'Rejoice, O Lady! You were transported * to the royal courts on high!'" [SD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Ὁ πάντιμος χορός, τῶν σοφῶν Ἀποστόλων, ἠθροίσθη θαυμαστῶς, τοῦ κηδεῦσαι ἐνδόξως, τὸ σῶμά σου τὸ ἄχραντον, Θεοτόκε Πανύμνητε· οἷς συνύμνησαν, καὶ τῶν Ἀγγέλων τὰ πλήθη, τὴν Μετάστασιν, τὴν σὴν σεπτῶς εὐφημοῦντες· ἣν πίστει ἑορτάζομεν.

The honorable choir of the all-wise Apostles * miraculously came, O august Theotokos, * to bury your immaculate holy body with dignity. * Joining them, the hosts of holy Angels extolled you. * With solemnity they sang and praised your Assumption, * which we faithfully celebrate. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ὁ πάντιμος χορός, τῶν σοφῶν Ἀποστόλων, ἠθροίσθη θαυμαστῶς, τοῦ κηδεῦσαι ἐνδόξως, τὸ σῶμά σου τὸ ἄχραντον, Θεοτόκε Πανύμνητε· οἷς συνύμνησαν, καὶ τῶν Ἀγγέλων τὰ πλήθη, τὴν Μετάστασιν, τὴν σὴν σεπτῶς εὐφημοῦντες· ἣν πίστει ἑορτάζομεν.

The honorable choir of the all-wise Apostles * miraculously came, O august Theotokos, * to bury your immaculate holy body with dignity. * Joining them, the hosts of holy Angels extolled you. * With solemnity they sang and praised your Assumption, * which we faithfully celebrate. [SD]

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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. βʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 2. Automelon.

Τὴν ἐν πρεσβείαις ἀκοίμητον Θεοτόκον, καὶ προστασίαις ἀμετάθετον ἐλπίδα, τάφος καὶ νέκρωσις οὐκ ἐκράτησεν· ὡς γὰρ ζωῆς Μητέρα, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν μετέστησεν, ὁ μήτραν οἰκήσας ἀειπάρθενον.

The Theotokos is undying in intercession.* Immovable is our hope in her for protection. * Neither death nor burial prevailed over her. * As she is Mother of Life, she was removed to life by Him, * the Lord who lived in her ever-virgin womb. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τείχισόν μου τὰς φρένας Σωτήρ μου· τὸ γὰρ τεῖχος τοῦ κόσμου ἀνυμνῆσαι τολμῶ, τὴν ἄχραντον Μητέρα σου· ἐν πύργῳ ῥημάτων ἐνίσχυσόν με, καὶ ἐν βάρεσιν ἐννοιῶν ὀχύρωσόν με· σὺ γὰρ βοᾷς, τῶν αἰτούντων πιστῶς τὰς αἰτήσεις πληροῦν. Σὺ οὖν μοι δώρησαι γλῶτταν, προφοράν, λογισμὸν ἀκαταίσχυντον· πᾶσα γὰρ δόσις ἐλλάμψεως, παρὰ σοῦ καταπέμπεται φωταγωγέ, ὁ μήτραν οἰκήσας ἀειπάρθενον.

Fortify my mind, O my Savior; for I am daring to extol Your immaculate Mother, the fortress of the world. Reinforce me with a tower of words, and shelter me in a castle of concepts; for You have promised to fulfill the requests of those who request with faith. Do, therefore, endow me with elocution, expression, and dauntless meditation; for every dose of illumination is sent down from You, O guiding Light, who lived in her ever-virgin womb. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΓʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, Μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Λούππου.

On August 23 we commemorate the holy Martyr Loupos.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου ἱερομάρτυρος Εἰρηναίου, Ἐπισκόπου Σιρμίου.

On this day we also commemorate the holy priest-Martyr Irineos, Bishop of Sirmio.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἱερομάρτυρος Εἰρηναίου, Ἐπισκόπου Λουγδούνων.

On this day we also commemorate the holy priest-Martyr Irineos, Bishop of Lugdunum (modern day Lyon).

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Καλλινίκου, Πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Father St. Kallinikos, Patriarch of Constantinople.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, οἱ Ἅγιοι τριάκοντα ὀκτὼ μάρτυρες, οἱ ἐν Θράκῃ, ξίφει τελειοῦνται.

On this day, the Holy 38 Martyrs from Thrace died by the sword.

Μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Νικολάου τοῦ Σικελιώτου, τοῦ ἐν τῷ ὄρει Νεοτάκου τῆς Εὐβοίας ἀσκήσαντος.

The memory of our Devout Father St. Nicholas the Sicilian who struggled in asceticism on the mountain of Neotakos in Evia.

Ταῖς τῶν ἁγίων σου πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

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

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

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Καταβασίαι τῆς Κοιμήσεως

Katavasias of Dormition

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Mode 1.

Πεποικιλμένη τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ, ἡ ἱερὰ καὶ εὐκλεὴς Παρθένε μνήμη σου, πάντας συνηγάγετο, πρὸς εὐφροσύνην τοὺς πιστούς, ἐξαρχούσης Μαριάμ, μετὰ χορῶν καὶ τυμπάνων τῷ σῷ, ᾄδοντας Μονογενεῖ, ἐνδόξως ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Adorned with glory divine, O Virgin, * is your most sacred and illustrious memorial, * gathering the faithful all together joyfully to sing * in processions led by Mariam, with timbrels and dancing, * to your Only-begotten Son. * For He has been greatly glorified. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Ἡ δημιουργική, καὶ συνεκτικὴ τῶν ἁπάντων, Θεοῦ σοφία καὶ δύναμις, ἀκλινῆ ἀκράδαντον, τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν στήριξον Χριστέ· μόνος γὰρ εἶ ἅγιος, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις ἀναπαυόμενος.

O Wisdom of our God and His Power that has created * and is sustaining the universe, * reinforce Your Church, O Christ, * preserving her unshaken and unmoved. * For You alone are holy, * O Lord, and You repose in Your holy ones. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Ῥήσεις Προφητῶν καὶ αἰνίγματα, τὴν σάρκωσιν ὑπέφηναν, τὴν ἐκ Παρθένου σου Χριστέ, φέγγος ἀστραπῆς σου, εἰς φῶς ἐθνῶν ἐξελεύσεσθαι, καὶ φωνεῖ σοι ἄβυσσος, ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει, τῇ δυνάμει σου δόξα Φιλάνθρωπε.

Sayings of the Prophets and mysteries * revealed Your incarnation from a Virgin mystically, O Christ: * that Your lightning's brightness as light for Gentiles would emanate. * The abyss calls out to You with a voice of gladness: * To Your power be glory, O Lover of man. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Τὸ θεῖον καὶ ἄῤῥητον κάλλος, τῶν ἀρετῶν σου Χριστὲ διηγήσομαι· ἐξ ἀϊδίου γὰρ δόξης συναΐδιον, καὶ ἐνυπόστατον λάμψας ἀπαύγασμα, Παρθενικῆς ἀπὸ γαστρός, τοῖς ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ, σωματωθεὶς ἀνέτειλας ἥλιος.

O Christ, I shall tell of Your virtues * and of their beauty, divine and ineffable: * As coeternal and hypostatic radiance * you shone from glory eternal; and coming forth * incarnate from the Virgin's womb, * You have risen as a Sun * on those in darkness and in the shadow of death. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Ἅλιον ποντογενές, κητῷον ἐντόσθιον πῦρ, τῆς τριημέρου ταφῆς σοῦ ἦν προεικόνισμα, οὗ Ἰωνᾶς ὑποφήτης ἀναδέδεικται·σεσωσμένος γὰρ ὡς καὶ προυπέποτο, ἀσινὴς ἐβόα, θύσω σοι μετὰ φωνῇς αἰνέσεως Κύριε.

Briny and born of the deep, * the fire in the maw of the whale * was a prefiguring of Your three-daylong burial; * and of this figure was Jonah the interpreter. * For, preserved unscathed as before he was swallowed up, he cried out: * I shall sacrifice to You with a voice of praise, O Lord. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Ἰταμῷ θυμῷ τε καὶ πυρί, θεῖος ἔρως ἀντιταττόμενος, τὸ μὲν πῦρ ἐδρόσιζε, τῷ θυμῷ δὲ ἐγέλα, θεοπνεύστῳ λογικῇ, τῇ τῶν ὁσίων τριφθόγγῳ λύρᾳ ἀντιφθεγγόμενος, μουσικοῖς ὀργάνοις ἐν μέσῳ φλογός, ὁ δεδοξασμένος, τῶν Πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Counterposed against audacious ire * and the furnace's fire, the love for God * made the fire cool as dew, * while the ire it derided, * counteracting in the midst * of flames the musical organs with the three-toned, rational, * God-inspired lyre, * the three holy Servants chanting: Lord our God, * You are glorified, O God * of our fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Φλόγα δροσίζουσαν Ὁσίους, δυσσεβεῖς δὲ καταφλέγουσαν, Ἄγγελος Θεοῦ ὁ πανσθενής, ἔδειξε Παισί, ζωαρχικὴν δὲ πηγὴν εἰργάσατο τὴν Θεοτόκον, φθορὰν θανάτου, καὶ ζωὴν βλυστάνουσαν τοῖς μέλπουσι, τὸν Δημιουργὸν μόνον ὑμνοῦμεν, οἱ λελυτρωμένοι, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Unto the Servants in the furnace, * God's almighty Angel showed a flame * burning the impious, but the saints * cooling as with dew. * Into a life-welling fountain He has made the Theotokos, * gushing destruction upon death, but life to those who sing the hymn: * We who have been redeemed chant in praise of the only Creator, * exalting Him supremely unto all the ages. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

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

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CHOIR

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode 1. Heirmos.

Αἱ γενεαὶ πᾶσαι, μακαρίζομέν σε, τὴν μόνην Θεοτόκον.

Now all generations call you blessed, O only Theotokos.

Νενίκηνται τῆς φύσεως οἱ ὅροι, ἐν σοὶ Παρθένε ἄχραντε, παρθενεύει γὰρ τόκος, καὶ ζωὴν προμνηστεύεται θάνατος. Ἡ μετὰ τόκον Παρθένος, καὶ μετὰ θάνατον ζῶσα, σῴζοις ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τὴν κληρονομίαν σου. (δίς)

In you the laws of nature are defeated,* O undefiled Virgin pure. * In virginity childbirth was accomplished, and death introduces life. * You, after bearing, are virgin, and after dying are living. * Mother of God, * ever save your inheritance. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Αἱ γενεαὶ πᾶσαι, μακαρίζομέν σε, τὴν μόνην Θεοτόκον.

Now all generations call you blessed, O only Theotokos.

Ἐξίσταντο Ἀγγέλων αἱ δυνάμεις, ἐν τῇ Σιὼν σκοπούμεναι, τὸν οἰκεῖον Δεσπότην, γυναικείαν ψυχὴν χειριζόμενον· τῇ γὰρ ἀχράντως τεκούσῃ, υἱοπρεπῶς προσεφώνει· Δεῦρο Σεμνή, τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ συνδοξάσθητι.

Amazed were the angelic hosts of heaven * as they beheld their Lord himself * come to Zion receiving * with His own hands a woman's departing soul. * For He addressed as a son should * her who had stainlessly borne Him: * O gracious one, * come be glorified with your Son and God. [SD]

Αἱ γενεαὶ πᾶσαι, μακαρίζομέν σε, τὴν μόνην Θεοτόκον.

Now all generations call you blessed, O only Theotokos.

Συνέστειλε χορὸς τῶν Ἀποστόλων, τὸ θεοδόχον Σῶμά σου, μετὰ δέους ὁρῶντες, καὶ φωνῇ λιγυρᾷ προσφθεγγόμενοι· Εἰς οὐρανίους θαλάμους, πρὸς τὸν Υἱὸν ἐκφοιτῶσα, σῴζοις ἀεί, Θεοτόκε τὴν κληρονομίαν σου.

The choir of Apostles wrapped in grave clothes * your body that had hosted God, * looking on with awe and reverence, * and addressed you in sweet and sonorous tones: * As you depart for the mansions * near to your Son now in heaven, * Mother of God, * ever save your inheritance. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode 4. Heirmos.

Ἄγγελοι τὴν Κοίμησιν τῆς Παρθένου, ὁρῶντες ἐξεπλήττοντο, πῶς ἡ Παρθένος ἀπαίρει, ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς εἰς τὰ ἄνω.

Angels at the Dormition of the Virgin were struck with wonder as they saw how the Virgin departed from the earth into the heavens.

Ἅπας γηγενής, σκιρτάτω τῷ πνεύματι λαμπαδουχούμενος, πανηγυριζέτω δέ, ἀΰλων Νόων φύσις γεραίρουσα, τὴν ἱερὰν Μετάστασιν τῆς Θεομήτορος, καὶ βοάτω· Χαίροις παμμακάριστε, Θεοτόκε Ἁγνὴ ἀειπάρθενε.

All you born on earth, * with festival lamps in hand, in spirit leap for joy; * and all you the heavenly angelic orders, join in and celebrate; * and honor the august Assumption of the Mother of God; * sing the joyful salutation, "O rejoice, * Theotokos, all-blest, ever-virgin pure!" [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ἄγγελοι τὴν Κοίμησιν τῆς Παρθένου, ὁρῶντες ἐξεπλήττοντο, πῶς ἡ Παρθένος ἀπαίρει, ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς εἰς τὰ ἄνω.

Angels at the Dormition of the Virgin were struck with wonder as they saw how the Virgin departed from the earth into the heavens.

Δεῦτε ἐν Σιών, τῷ θείῳ καὶ πίονι, ὄρει τοῦ ζῶντος Θεοῦ, ἀγαλλιασώμεθα, τὴν Θεοτόκον ἐνοπτριζόμενοι· πρὸς γὰρ τὴν λίαν κρείττονα, καὶ θειοτέραν σκηνήν, ὡς Μητέρα, ταύτην εἰς τὰ Ἅγια, τῶν Ἁγίων Χριστὸς μετατίθησι.

O believers all, * come, let us behold on Zion -- that divine and rich * mountain of the living God -- * the Theotokos, and joyfully exalt. * For into the superior by far and more divine * Tabernacle and Holy of Holies on high, * as His Mother is Christ now translating her. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἄγγελοι τὴν Κοίμησιν τῆς Παρθένου, ὁρῶντες ἐξεπλήττοντο, πῶς ἡ Παρθένος ἀπαίρει, ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς εἰς τὰ ἄνω.

Angels at the Dormition of the Virgin were struck with wonder as they saw how the Virgin departed from the earth into the heavens.

Δεῦτε οἱ πιστοί, τῷ τάφῳ προσέλθωμεν, τῆς Θεομήτορος, καὶ περιπτυξώμεθα, καρδίας χείλη ὄμματα μέτωπα, εἰλικρινῶς προσάπτοντες, καὶ ἀρυσώμεθα, ἰαμάτων, ἄφθονα χαρίσματα, ἐκ πηγῆς ἀενάου βλυστάνοντα.

O believers, come, * let us go unto the tomb of the Mother of God * and embrace it longingly, * and with sincerity touch it with our lips * and eyes and foreheads of our hearts, and we shall then obtain * from that ever-welling fountain the divine * gifts of healing that issue abundantly. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἄγγελοι τὴν Κοίμησιν τῆς Παρθένου, ὁρῶντες ἐξεπλήττοντο, πῶς ἡ Παρθένος ἀπαίρει, ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς εἰς τὰ ἄνω.

Angels at the Dormition of the Virgin were struck with wonder as they saw how the Virgin departed from the earth into the heavens.

Δέχου παρ' ἡμῶν, ᾠδὴν τὴν ἐξόδιον, Μῆτερ τοῦ ζῶντος Θεοῦ, καὶ τῇ φωτοφόρῳ σου, καὶ θείᾳ ἐπισκίασον χάριτι, τῷ Βασιλεῖ τὰ τρόπαια, τῷ φιλοχρίστῳ λαῷ, τὴν εἰρήνην, ἄφεσιν τοῖς μέλπουσι, καὶ ψυχῶν σωτηρίαν βραβεύουσα.

Now accept from us * this burial hymn, O Mother of the living God; * and with your most luminous * and holy grace overshadow us; and grant * success unto our rulers, peace unto your Christ-loving flock, * and forgiveness, and salvation of their souls * unto those who are chanting this hymn to you. [SD]

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 1.

Αἱ γενεαὶ πᾶσαι, μακαρίζομέν σε, τὴν μόνην Θεοτόκον.

Now all generations call you blessed, O only Theotokos.

Νενίκηνται τῆς φύσεως οἱ ὅροι, ἐν σοὶ Παρθένε ἄχραντε, παρθενεύει γὰρ τόκος, καὶ ζωὴν προμνηστεύεται θάνατος. Ἡ μετὰ τόκον Παρθένος, καὶ μετὰ θάνατον ζῶσα, σῴζοις ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τὴν κληρονομίαν σου.

In you the laws of nature are defeated,* O undefiled Virgin pure. * In virginity childbirth was accomplished, and death introduces life. * You, after bearing, are virgin, and after dying are living. * Mother of God, * ever save your inheritance. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 3. Automelon.

Ἀπόστολοι ἐκ περάτων, συναθροισθέντες ἐνθάδε, Γεθσημανὴ τῷ χωρίω, κηδεύσατέ μου τὸ σῶμα· καὶ σὺ Υἱὲ καὶ Θεέ μου, παράλαβέ μου τὸ πνεῦμα. (ἐκ γʹ)

Apostles, you have assembled * from every corner of the earth * here in Gethsemane today; * now come and bury my body. * And You, my Son and my God, * receive my departing spirit. (3) [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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Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὡς γενναῖον ἐν Μάρτυσι.

Mode 4. To a brave one.

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]

Τῇ ἐνδόξῳ Κοιμήσει σου, οὐρανοὶ ἐπαγάλλονται, καὶ Ἀγγέλων γέγηθε τὰ στρατεύματα· πᾶσα ἡ γῆ δὲ εὐφραίνεται, ᾠδήν σοι ἐξόδιον, προσφωνοῦσα τῇ Μητρί, τοῦ τῶν ὅλων δεσπόζοντος, ἀπειρόγαμε, Παναγία Παρθένε, ἡ τὸ γένος, τῶν ἀνθρώπων ῥυσαμένη, προγονικῆς ἀποφάσεως.

Your Dormition is glorious. * All in heaven are jubilant, * and the hosts of Angels are joining us on earth, * as we rejoice celebrating it * and sing with exultant joy * sacred funerary hymns * to you, Mother of Christ our God, who is Lord of all. * O all-holy and ever-virgin Lady, from hereditary judgment * you have delivered humanity. [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]

Τῇ ἐνδόξῳ Κοιμήσει σου, οὐρανοὶ ἐπαγάλλονται, καὶ Ἀγγέλων γέγηθε τὰ στρατεύματα· πᾶσα ἡ γῆ δὲ εὐφραίνεται, ᾠδήν σοι ἐξόδιον, προσφωνοῦσα τῇ Μητρί, τοῦ τῶν ὅλων δεσπόζοντος, ἀπειρόγαμε, Παναγία Παρθένε, ἡ τὸ γένος, τῶν ἀνθρώπων ῥυσαμένη, προγονικῆς ἀποφάσεως.

Your Dormition is glorious. * All in heaven are jubilant, * and the hosts of Angels are joining us on earth, * as we rejoice celebrating it * and sing with exultant joy * sacred funerary hymns * to you, Mother of Christ our God, who is Lord of all. * O all-holy and ever-virgin Lady, from hereditary judgment * you have delivered humanity. [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]

Ἐκ περάτων συνέδραμον, Ἀποστόλων οἱ πρόκριτοι, θεαρχίῳ νεύματι τοῦ κηδεῦσαί σε· καὶ ἀπὸ γῆς αἰρομένην σε, πρὸς ὕψος θεώμενοι, τὴν φωνὴν τοῦ Γαβριήλ, ἐν χαρᾷ ἀνεβόων σοι· Χαῖρε ὄχημα, τῆς Θεότητος ὅλης· χαῖρε μόνη, τὰ ἐπίγεια τοῖς ἄνω, τῷ τοκετῷ σου συνάψασα.

From the ends of the earth arrived * the all-holy and prominent * Apostles to bury you, by divine command. * And when they saw you were taken up * from earth to the heights above, * they rejoiced and sang the word * that the Archangel Gabriel said to you, "Rejoice! * You are God's holy chariot. Rejoice! The only woman who in childbirth * united earth with the things on high!" [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]

Τὴν ζωὴν ἡ κυήσασα, πρὸς ζωὴν μεταβέβηκας, τῇ σεπτῇ Κοιμήσει σου τὴν ἀθάνατον, δορυφορούντων Ἀγγέλων σοι, Ἀρχῶν καὶ Δυνάμεων, Ἀποστόλων Προφητῶν, καὶ ἁπάσης τῆς κτίσεως, δεχομένου τε, ἀκηράτοις παλάμαις τοῦ Υἱοῦ σου, τὴν ἀμώμητον ψυχήν σου, Παρθενομῆτορ Θεόνυμφε.

You the Mother of Life himself * have passed on to immortal life * by your most exalted Dormition on this day, * when all the Angels escorted you, * Powers, Principalities, * Prophets and Apostles too, * the entire created world; * while your Son and God * with His own undefiled hands accepted your all-blameless soul, O Lady, * His Virgin Mother, the Bride of God. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Τῇ ἀθανάτῳ σου Κοιμήσει, Θεοτόκε Μήτερ τῆς ζωῆς, νεφέλαι τοὺς Ἀποστόλους, αἰθερίους διήρπαζον· καὶ κοσμικῶς διεσπαρμένους, ὁμοχώρους παρέστησαν, τῷ ἀχράντῳ σου σώματι· οἳ καὶ κηδεύσαντες σεπτῶς, τὴν φωνὴν τοῦ Γαβριήλ, μελῳδοῦντες ἀνεβόων· Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη, Παρθένε Μήτηρ ἀνύμφευτε, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ. Μεθ' ὧν ὡς Υἱόν σου καὶ Θεὸν ἡμῶν, ἱκέτευε, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

At your Dormition that transcended death, O Theotokos and Mother of Life, clouds caught the Apostles up into the air; and, from being dispersed throughout the world, they were reunited before your immaculate body. And when they had buried you with dignity, they lifted up their voices and sang the words of Gabriel, "Rejoice, O unwedded and virgin Mother who are full of grace; the Lord is with you." Along with them, entreat your Son and our God, for the salvation of our souls. [SD]

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

Δόξα σοι τῷ δείξαντι τὸ φῶς. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη, ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία.

Glory be to You who showed the light. Glory in the highest to God. His peace is on earth, His good pleasure in mankind. [SD]

Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν.

We praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You, we give thanks to You for Your great glory.

Κύριε βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ· Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα.

Lord King, heavenly God, Father, Ruler over all; Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; and You, O Holy Spirit.

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.

Lord God, Lamb of God, 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.

Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Accept our supplication, You who sit at the right hand of the Father, and have mercy on us.

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν.

For You alone are holy, You alone are Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.

Every day I will bless You, and Your name will I praise to eternity, and to the ages of ages.

Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, this day, that we be kept without sin.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν.

Blessed are You, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Your name to the ages. Amen.

Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ.

Let Your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we have set our hope on You.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

Blessed are You, O Lord. Teach me Your statutes.

Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με, ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι.

Lord, You have been our refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me. Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.

Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον. Δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου.

Lord, I have fled to You. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God.

Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς, ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς.

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light.

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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.

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.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Ἐν τῇ Γεννήσει, τὴν παρθενίαν ἐφύλαξας. Ἐν τῇ Κοιμήσει, τὸν κόσμον οὐ κατέλιπες Θεοτόκε. Μετέστης πρὸς τὴν ζωήν, Μήτηρ ὑπάρχουσα τῆς ζωῆς, καὶ ταῖς πρεσβείαις ταῖς σαῖς λυτρουμένη, ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

You gave birth yet preserved your virginity. You fell asleep in death yet did not desert the world, O Theotokos. You were transported to life, as you are Mother of Life and, by virtue of your intercessions, deliver our souls from death. [SD]