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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.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

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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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]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὠδὴ αʹ.

Ode i.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. 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. (δίς)

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. (2) [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἀμφεπονεῖτο ἀΰλων τάξις, οὐρανοβάμων ἐν Σιὼν τὸ θεῖον σῶμά σου, ἄφνω δὲ συῤῥεύσασα, τῶν Ἀποστόλων ἡ πληθύς, ἐκ περάτων Θεοτόκε, σοὶ παρέστησαν ἄρδην, μεθ' ὧν ἄχραντε, σοῦ τὴν σεπτήν, Παρθένε μνήμην δοξάζομεν.

Even as incorporeal orders * of heaven tended your divine body, O Virgin pure, * suddenly the multitude of the Apostles converged * from the ends of the earth, O Theotokos, in Zion, * and all stood before you. And with them * we glorify your solemn memory. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νικητικὰ μὲν βραβεῖα ἤρω, κατὰ τῆς φύσεως Ἁγνή, Θεὸν κυήσασα, ὅμως μιμουμένη δέ, τὸν ποιητήν σου καὶ Υἱόν, ὑπὲρ φύσιν ὑποκύπτεις, τοῖς τῆς φύσεως νόμοις· διὸ θνῄσκουσα, σὺν τῷ Υἱῷ ἐγείρῃ διαιωνίζουσα.

Trophies of victory over nature * did you, O virgin Maiden, raise in giving birth to God. * But in imitation now of your Creator and your Son, * you submit to nature's laws in a way transcending nature. * And thus, though you die, you resurrect, * and with your Son you live eternally. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου, καὶ πληρωθήσεται Πνεύματος, καὶ λόγον ἐρεύξομαι, τῇ Βασιλίδι Μητρί, καὶ ὀφθήσομαι, φαιδρῶς πανηγυρίζων, καὶ ᾄσω γηθόμενος, ταύτης τὴν Κοίμησιν.

I open my mouth and pray the Spirit fill it, like David said, * to pour out a good word to the Queen and Mother of God. * I will celebrate * her feast with joy and gladness * and sing to her merrily, lauding her Dormition. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Παρθένοι νεάνιδες, σὺν Μαριὰμ τῇ Προφήτιδι, ᾠδὴν τὴν ἐξόδιον νῦν ἀλαλάξατε· ἡ Παρθένος γάρ, καὶ μόνη Θεοτόκος, πρὸς λῆξιν οὐράνιον διαβιβάζεται.

O virgins and maidens come, and with the prophetess Miriam * sing a funeral anthem now and cry aloud with joy. * For the virgin Maid * and only Theotokos * is being conveyed unto * a heavenly repose. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Παρθένοι νεάνιδες, σὺν Μαριὰμ τῇ Προφήτιδι, ᾠδὴν τὴν ἐξόδιον νῦν ἀλαλάξατε· ἡ Παρθένος γάρ, καὶ μόνη Θεοτόκος, πρὸς λῆξιν οὐράνιον διαβιβάζεται.

O virgins and maidens come, and with the prophetess Miriam * sing a funeral anthem now and cry aloud with joy. * For the virgin Maid * and only Theotokos * is being conveyed unto * a heavenly repose. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἀξίως ὡς ἔμψυχον, σὲ οὐρανὸν ὑπεδέξαντο, οὐράνια Πάναγνε, θεῖα σκηνώματα, καὶ παρέστηκας, φαιδρῶς ὡραϊσμένη, ὡς νύμφη πανάμωμος, τῷ Βασιλεῖ καὶ Θεῷ.

Divine and celestial dwellings received you befittingly, * since you are the animate heaven, O Lady pure. * And you stood adorned * and gorgeously appareled * as a wholly blameless bride * beside our King and God. [SD]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. 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]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

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]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Γυναῖκά σε θνητήν, ἀλλ' ὑπερφυῶς καὶ Μητέρα, Θεοῦ εἰδότες Πανάμωμε, οἱ κλεινοὶ Ἀπόστολοι, πεφρικυίαις ἥπτοντο χερσί, δόξῃ ἀπαστράπτουσαν, ὡς θεοδόχον σκῆνος θεώμενοι.

The glorious Apostles knew you to be a mortal woman, * and yet past nature the Mother of * God as well, O blameless one. * With hands atremble fearfully they touched * you whom they beheld to shine * with glory as the body that hosted God. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Γυναῖκά σε θνητήν, ἀλλ' ὑπερφυῶς καὶ Μητέρα, Θεοῦ εἰδότες Πανάμωμε, οἱ κλεινοὶ Ἀπόστολοι, πεφρικυίαις ἥπτοντο χερσί, δόξῃ ἀπαστράπτουσαν, ὡς θεοδόχον σκῆνος θεώμενοι.

The glorious Apostles knew you to be a mortal woman, * and yet past nature the Mother of * God as well, O blameless one. * With hands atremble fearfully they touched * you whom they beheld to shine * with glory as the body that hosted God. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὑπέφθασε χερσί, ταῖς ὑβριστικαῖς τοῦ αὐθάδους, τομὴν ἡ δίκη ἐπάξασα, τοῦ Θεοῦ φυλάξαντος, τὸ σέβας τῇ ἐμψύχῳ κιβωτῷ, δόξῃ τῆς Θεότητος, ἐν ᾗ ὁ Λόγος σάρξ ἐχρημάτισε.

Vengeance was quickly wreaked on the insolent hands of the audacious one, * and amputation was wrought on them, * God thereby preserving, with * the glory of the Godhead, the respect * due unto the living Ark, * the Virgin's body wherein the Word became flesh. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Τοὺς σοὺς ὑμνολόγους Θεοτόκε, ὡς ζῶσα καὶ ἄφθονος πηγή, θίασον συγκροτήσαντας πνευματικόν, στερέωσον· καὶ ἐν τῇ θείᾳ μνήμῃ σου, στεφάνων δόξης ἀξίωσον.

Establish your servants who extol you, * O Mother of God, for they have formed * a spiritual choir for you * the living and abundant fount; * in your august Dormition now also give glorious crowns to them. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θνητῆς ἐξ ὀσφύος προαχθεῖσα, τῇ φύσει κατάλληλον Ἁγνή, τὴν ἔξοδον διήνυσας, τεκοῦσα δὲ τὴν ὄντως ζωήν, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν μεθέστηκας, τὴν θείαν καὶ ἐνυπόστατον.

You sprang forth from mortal loins, O pure one, * and therefore your subsequent decease * was naturally appropriate. * But since you had yourself brought forth * true Life Himself, you therefore passed * unto divine, hypostatic life. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Θνητῆς ἐξ ὀσφύος προαχθεῖσα, τῇ φύσει κατάλληλον Ἁγνή, τὴν ἔξοδον διήνυσας, τεκοῦσα δὲ τὴν ὄντως ζωήν, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν μεθέστηκας, τὴν θείαν καὶ ἐνυπόστατον.

You sprang forth from mortal loins, O pure one, * and therefore your subsequent decease * was naturally appropriate. * But since you had yourself brought forth * true Life Himself, you therefore passed * unto divine, hypostatic life. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Δῆμος θεολόγων ἐκ περάτων, ἐξ ὕψους Ἀγγέλων δὲ πληθύς, πρὸς τὴν Σιὼν ἠπείγοντο, παντοδυνάμῳ νεύματι, ἀξιοχρέως Δέσποινα, τῇ σῇ ταφῇ λειτουργήσοντες.

By virtue of the almighty summons, * the choir of Divines from all the earth, * O Lady, and the multitude * of Angels from the heavens hied * to Zion, there to minister * at your interment, by duty bound. [SD]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

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]

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: 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 σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, 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 our God, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode pl. 1.

Μακαρίζομέν σε πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· ἐν σοὶ γὰρ ὁ ἀχώρητος Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, χωρηθῆναι ηὐδόκησε. Μακάριοι ἐσμὲν καὶ ἡμεῖς, προστασίαν σε ἔχοντες· ἡμέρας γὰρ καὶ νυκτός, πρεσβεύεις ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, καὶ τὰ σκῆπτρα τῆς βασιλείας, ταῖς σαῖς ἱκεσίαις κρατύνονται. Διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες βοῶμέν σοι· Χαῖρε κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.

Now all generations call you blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For Christ our uncontainable God was pleased to be contained in you. Blessed also are we who have you for patronage. For day and night, you intercede on our behalf, and the scepters of the empire are strengthened by your prayers. Therefore, we extol you and cry aloud: Rejoice, O Lady full of grace, the Lord is with you. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Mode 1. Heirmos.

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]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἴδετε λαοὶ καὶ θαυμάσατε· τὸ ὄρος γὰρ τὸ ἅγιον, καὶ ἐμφανέστατον Θεοῦ, τῶν ἐπουρανίων βουνῶν, ἐφύπερθεν αἴρεται, οὐρανὸς ἐπίγειος, ἐν ἐπουρανίῳ, καὶ ἀφθάρτῳ χθονὶ οἰκιζόμενος.

Come and see, O peoples, and marvel. * For lo, the most remarkable * and holy mountain of our God * is exalted higher * than the celestial hills on high. * Having been a heaven on earth, she now is living * on celestial acres that perish not. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ζωῆς ἀϊδίου καὶ κρείττονος, ὁ θάνατός σου γέγονε, διαβατήριον Ἁγνή, ἐκ τῆς ἐπικήρου πρὸς θείαν ὄντως καὶ ἄῤῥευστον, μεθιστῶν σε ἄχραντε, ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει, τὸν Υἱὸν καθορᾶν σου καὶ Κύριον.

O pure one, your death has become for you * a passage to superior * and everlasting life on high, * from the transitory * translating you, O Immaculate, * to the other life, truly divine and unfleeting, * there to gaze with great joy on your Son and Lord. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐπήρθησαν πύλαι οὐράνιαι, καὶ Ἄγγελοι ἀνύμνησαν, καὶ ὑπεδέξατο Χριστός, τὸ τῆς παρθενίας αὐτοῦ, μητρῷον κειμήλιον. Χερουβὶμ ὑπεῖξέ σοι, ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει, Σεραφὶμ δὲ δοξάζει σε χαίροντα.

Heaven's gates, O Lady, were lifted up, * and hosts of Angels sang in praise, * and Christ the Lord himself received * the most precious treasure * of His own Mother's virginity. * Cherubim submitted to you in exultation, * and the Seraphim glorified you with joy. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Τὴν ἀνεξιχνίαστον θείαν βουλήν, τῆς ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου σαρκώσεως, σοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ὁ Προφήτης, Ἀββακούμ, κατανοῶν ἐκραύγαζε· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

When the Prophet Habakkuk heard the divine * and incomprehensible counsel of Your Incarnation * from the Virgin, O Most High, * considering, he cried aloud: * Glory to Your power, O Lord my God. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θάμβος ἦν θεάσασθαι τὸν οὐρανόν, τοῦ Παμβασιλέως τὸν ἔμψυχον, τοὺς κενεῶνας, ὑπερχόμενον τῆς γῆς. Ὡς θαυμαστὰ τὰ ἔργα σου· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

It was quite amazing for one to behold * the animate heaven of the King of all * descending into the recesses of the earth. * How wondrous are Your works indeed! * Glory to Your power, O Lord our God. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐν τῇ Μεταστάσει σου Μῆτερ Θεοῦ, τὸ εὐρυχωρότατον σῶμά σου καὶ θεοδόχον, τῶν Ἀγγέλων στρατιαί, ἱερωτάταις πτέρυξι, φόβῳ καὶ χαρᾷ συνεκάλυπτον.

During your Assumption, O Mother of God, * regiments of Angels in fear and joy * together spread out their most sacred wings above * your body that was known to be * most capacious, for it had hosted God. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Εἰ ὁ ἀκατάληπτος ταύτης καρπός, δι' ὃν οὐρανὸς ἐχρημάτισε, ταφὴν ὑπέστη, ἑκουσίως ὡς θνητός, πῶς τὴν ταφὴν ἀρνήσεται, ἡ ἀπειρογάμως κυήσασα;

If her inconceivable Offspring, for whom * she was made a heaven, did willingly * submit to burial as a mortal, then how * can she, who knew no man and yet * gave birth unto Him, reject burial? [SD]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 1.

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]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

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]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς ἐπὶ νεφέλης Παρθένε, τῶν Ἀποστόλων ὁ δῆμος ὀχούμενος, πρὸς τὴν Σιὼν ἐκ περάτων λειτουργῆσαί σοι, τῇ νεφέλῃ τῇ κούφῃ ἠθροίζετο, ἀφ' ἧς ὁ Ὕψιστος Θεός, τοῖς ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ, δικαιοσύνης ἔλαμψεν ἥλιος.

As if on the clouds being carried, * so the Apostles from the ends of the universe * were brought to Zion, assembling there to minister * to you the swift and the light cloud, O Virgin pure, * from whom the Most High God has shone * as the Sun of Righteousness * on those in darkness and in the shadow of death. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς ἐπὶ νεφέλης Παρθένε, τῶν Ἀποστόλων ὁ δῆμος ὀχούμενος, πρὸς τὴν Σιὼν ἐκ περάτων λειτουργῆσαί σοι, τῇ νεφέλῃ τῇ κούφῃ ἠθροίζετο, ἀφ' ἧς ὁ Ὕψιστος Θεός, τοῖς ἐν σκότει καὶ σκιᾷ, δικαιοσύνης ἔλαμψεν ἥλιος.

As if on the clouds being carried, * so the Apostles from the ends of the universe * were brought to Zion, assembling there to minister * to you the swift and the light cloud, O Virgin pure, * from whom the Most High God has shone * as the Sun of Righteousness * on those in darkness and in the shadow of death. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σαλπίγγων θεόληπτοι γλῶσσαι, τῶν θεολόγων ἀνδρῶν εὐηχέστερον, τῇ Θεοτόκῳ ἐβόων τὸν ἐξόδιον, ἐνηχούμεναι ὕμνον τῷ Πνεύματι. Χαίροις ἀκήρατε πηγή, τῆς τοῦ Θεοῦ ζωαρχικῆς, καὶ σωτηρίου πάντων σαρκώσεως.

Instructed by the Holy Spirit, * the Theologians' divinely inspired tongues * sang to the Mother of God the hymn of burial * more resoundingly than trumpets: "O Undefiled, * rejoice, O fountain of our God's * incarnation that imparts * life and salvation unto the universe." [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα. Ἦχος δʹ.

Amazed was the universe. Mode 4.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, γῆθεν μετέστης πρὸς αἰωνίους μονάς, καὶ πρὸς ἀτελεύτητον ζωήν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύουσα.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * For you were from earth below translated, * O unwed Virgin, to the eternal abodes, * and carried to never ending life, * awarding salvation to * all who chant hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Κροτείτωσαν σάλπιγγες, τῶν θεολόγων σήμερον, γλῶσσα δὲ πολύφθογγος ἀνθρώπων, νῦν εὐφημείτω, περιηχείτω ἀήρ, ἀπείρῳ λαμπόμενος φωτί· Ἄγγελοι ὑμνείτωσαν, τῆς Παρθένου τὴν Κοίμησιν.

Today, let the clarions of the divine Apostles ring; * and let all the languages of mankind * sing in laudation; and let the air resound, * aglow with illimitable light; * and let Angels chant the praise * of the Virgin's august repose. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Κροτείτωσαν σάλπιγγες, τῶν θεολόγων σήμερον, γλῶσσα δὲ πολύφθογγος ἀνθρώπων, νῦν εὐφημείτω, περιηχείτω ἀήρ, ἀπείρῳ λαμπόμενος φωτί· Ἄγγελοι ὑμνείτωσαν, τῆς Παρθένου τὴν Κοίμησιν.

Today, let the clarions of the divine Apostles ring; * and let all the languages of mankind * sing in laudation; and let the air resound, * aglow with illimitable light; * and let Angels chant the praise * of the Virgin's august repose. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Τὸ σκεῦος διέπρεπε, τῆς ἐκλογῆς τοῖς ὕμνοις σου, ὅλος ἐξιστάμενος Παρθένε, ἔκδημος, ὅλως, ἱερωμένος Θεῷ, τοῖς πᾶσι θεόληπτος καὶ ὢν, ὄντως καὶ δεικνύμενος, Θεοτόκε πανύμνητε.

O Virgin, that chosen vessel, consecrated unto God, * wholly rapt and totally ecstatic, * in weaving hymns unto you outdid himself, * all-laudable Mother of our God, * and proved to be God-inspired * both in fact and appearances. [SD]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 1.

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]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

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]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νέμει σοι τὰ ὑπὲρ φύσιν, Ἄναξ ὁ πάντων Θεός· ἐν γὰρ τῷ τίκτειν, Παρθένον ὥσπερ ἐφu/λαξεν, οὕτως ἐν τάφῳ τὸ σῶμα διετήρησεν, ἀδιάφθορον, καὶ συνεδόξασε, θείᾳ μεταστάσει, γέρα σοι ὥσπερ Υἱὸς Μητρὶ χαριζόμενος.

Things past nature has the King * and God of all granted to you. * For as He kept you a virgin while you gave birth to Him, * so incorrupt He preserved your body in the tomb; * and He glorified you with himself through a heavenly assumption; * thereby, as a son his mother, rendering honors to you. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νέμει σοι τὰ ὑπὲρ φύσιν, Ἄναξ ὁ πάντων Θεός· ἐν γὰρ τῷ τίκτειν, Παρθένον ὥσπερ ἐφu/λαξεν, οὕτως ἐν τάφῳ τὸ σῶμα διετήρησεν, ἀδιάφθορον, καὶ συνεδόξασε, θείᾳ μεταστάσει, γέρα σοι ὥσπερ Υἱὸς Μητρὶ χαριζόμενος.

Things past nature has the King * and God of all granted to you. * For as He kept you a virgin while you gave birth to Him, * so incorrupt He preserved your body in the tomb; * and He glorified you with himself through a heavenly assumption; * thereby, as a son his mother, rendering honors to you. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὄντως σε ὡς φαεινὴν λυχνίαν, ἀΰλου πυρός, θυμιατήριον θείου χρύσεον ἄνθρακος, ἐν τοῖς Ἁγίων Ἁγίοις κατεσκήνωσε, στάμνον ῥάβδον τε πλάκα θεόγραφον, κιβωτόν ἁγίαν, τράπεζαν ἄρτου ζωῆς, Παρθένε ὁ τόκος σου.

As the lampstand all aglow * with the immaterial fire, * the golden altar of incense bearing the divine coal, * the urn with manna, the rod, and the all-holy Ark, * within the Holy of Holies, O Virgin, your Son indeed installed you, * the table of the Bread of life and tablet inscribed by God. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Τὴν θείαν ταύτην καὶ πάντιμον, τελοῦντες ἑορτὴν οἱ θεόφρονες, τῆς Θεομήτορος, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας κροτήσωμεν, τὸν ἐξ αὐτῆς τεχθέντα Θεὸν δοξάζοντες.

O godly-minded believers, come * and celebrate this sacred and venerable feast and thus extol * the Theotokos, and clap our hands, * and glorify our God who was truly born of her. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐκ σοῦ ζωὴ ἀνατέταλκε, τὰς κλεῖς τῆς παρθενίας μὴ λύσασα· πῶς οὖν τὸ ἄχραντον, ζωαρχικόν τε σου σκήνωμα, τῆς τοῦ θανάτου πείρας γέγονε μέτοχον;

O Lady, Life had from you sprung forth * without disrupting seals of virginity. Therefore, how was it that * your spotless body, the source of life, * participated in the experience of death? [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐκ σοῦ ζωὴ ἀνατέταλκε, τὰς κλεῖς τῆς παρθενίας μὴ λύσασα· πῶς οὖν τὸ ἄχραντον, ζωαρχικόν τε σου σκήνωμα, τῆς τοῦ θανάτου πείρας γέγονε μέτοχον;

O Lady, Life had from you sprung forth * without disrupting seals of virginity. Therefore, how was it that * your spotless body, the source of life, * participated in the experience of death? [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ζωῆς ὑπάρξασα τέμενος, ζωῆς τῆς ἀϊδίου τετύχηκας· διὰ θανάτου γάρ, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν μεταβέβηκας, ἡ τὴν ζωὴν τεκοῦσα τὴν ἐνυπόστατον.

Being the temple of life itself, * you therefore have obtained everlasting life, O Mother of our God. * For you have passed on to life through death, * O Lady who gave birth unto hypostatic Life. [SD]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 1.

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]

Ode 6: Short Litany

Ode 6: 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

Σὺ γὰρ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῆς εἰρήνης καὶ σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the King of peace and the savior of our souls, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

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.

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

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]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτεύκτους πλάκας Μωϋσῆς, γεγραμμένας τῷ θείῳ Πνεύματι, ἐν θυμῷ συνέτριψεν, ἀλλ' ὁ τούτου Δεσπότης, τὴν τεκοῦσαν ἀσινῆ, τοῖς οὐρανίοις φυλάξας δόμοις, νῦν εἰσῳκίσατο. Σὺν αὐτῇ σκιρτῶντες βοῶμεν Χριστῷ· ὁ δεδοξασμένος, τῶν Πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Moses, given tablets made by God, * which by the Holy Spirit were inscribed, * once, in anger, shattered them. * But his Master protected * His own Mother from all harm, * and now has made her to dwell in heavenly mansions evermore. * And we leap in gladness * with her, and to Christ cry out: Lord our God, * who are glorified, and God * of our fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐν κυμβάλοις χείλεσιν ἁγνοῖς, μουσικῇ τε καρδίας φόρμιγγι, ἐν εὐήχῳ σάλπιγγι, ὑψηλῆς διανοίας, τῆς Παρθένου καὶ ἁγνῆς, ἐν τῇ εὐσήμῳ κλητῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς Μεταστάσεως, πρακτικαῖς κροτοῦντες βοῶμεν χερσίν· ὁ δεδοξασμένος, τῶν Πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

With the cymbals of our lips made pure, * the melodious psaltery of our hearts, * and the sonorous clarion * of an uplifted reason, * on the celebrated day -- * the convocation for the pure Virgin's Assumption into life -- * while our hands are clapping * with good works, we shout saying: Lord our God, * who are glorified, and God * of our fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὁ θεόφρων ἤθροισται λαός· τῆς γὰρ δόξης Θεοῦ τὸ σκήνωμα, ἐν Σιὼν μεθίσταται πρὸς οὐράνιον δόμον, ἔνθα ἦχος καθαρὸς ἑορταζόντων, φωνὴ ἀφράστου ἀγαλλιάσεως, καὶ ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ βοώντων Χριστῷ· ὁ δεδοξασμένος, τῶν Πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The godly-minded people has convened. * For the glorious tabernacle of God * is conveyed from Zion to * a celestial dwelling * where the sound is clearly heard * of a multitude keeping feast with a voice of speechless joy, * and in exultation * crying out to Christ, saying: Lord our God, * who are glorified, and God * of our fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Οὐκ ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει οἱ θεόφρονες, παρὰ τὸν Κτίσαντα, ἀλλὰ πυρὸς ἀπειλήν, ἀνδρείως πατήσαντες, χαίροντες ἔψαλλον. Ὑπερύμνητε, ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Godly-minded three * did not adore created things in the Creator's stead; * rather, disdaining the threat * of fire, they trampled it, and joyfully they sang: * "O supremely praised * and most exalted Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι τῆς Παρθένου τε, καὶ Θεομήτορος, τὴν μνήμην σέβοντες, πρεσβῦται καὶ ἄρχοντες, καὶ βασιλεῖς σὺν κριταῖς, μελῳδήσατε· ὁ τῶν Πατέρων Κύριος, καὶ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

O kings of the earth * with princes and the judges all, * young men and virgins too, * along with elders, come * and honor the mem'ry of the virgin Mother of God, * and melodiously * together sing: O Lord and God * of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σαλπισάτωσαν τῇ σάλπιγγι τοῦ Πνεύματος, ὄρη οὐράνια, ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν νῦν, βουνοὶ καὶ σκιρτάτωσαν θεῖοι, Ἀπόστολοι, ἡ Βασίλισσα, πρὸς τὸν Υἱον μεθίσταται, σὺν αὐτῷ ἀεὶ κρατοῦσα.

With the trumpets of * the Spirit, let celestial * mountains now trumpet forth; * and let the heavenly hills * exult now; and let divine Apostles leap for joy. * For the Queen of all * is going over to her Son, * there to reign with Him forever. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἡ πανίερος Μετάστασις τῆς θείας σου, καὶ ἀκηράτου Μητρός, τὰ ὑπερκόσμια, τῶν ἄνω Δυνάμεων, ἤθροισε τάγματα, συνευφραίνεσθαι, τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς σοι μέλπουσιν· ὁ Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The all-sacred day * of the Assumption of Your own * divine and undefiled * Mother, O Lord, has convened * the extraterrestrial orders of hosts on high * to rejoice with them * who sing to You on earth: O God * of the fathers, You are blessed. [SD]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

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]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος αʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 1.

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]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥήμασιν εἴχοντο τῆς θείας, κιβωτοῦ τοῦ ἁγιάσματος, πᾶσα ἡ πληθὺς τῶν θεολόγων ἐν τῇ Σιών. Ποῦ νῦν ἀπαίρεις σκηνὴ κραυγάζοντες, Θεοῦ τοῦ ζῶντος; Μὴ διαλίπῃς ἐποπτεύουσα, τοὺς πίστει μέλποντας· τὸν Δημιουργὸν μόνον ὑμνοῦμεν, οἱ λελυτρωμένοι, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Clinging with words to the divine Ark * of the holiness, the multitude * of the Theologians cried aloud * unto her in Zion: * Where are you going now, O Tabernacle of the living God? * Cease not, we pray, from watching over those who sing out faithfully: * We who have been redeemed chant in praise of the only Creator, * exalting Him supremely unto all the ages. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥήμασιν εἴχοντο τῆς θείας, κιβωτοῦ τοῦ ἁγιάσματος, πᾶσα ἡ πληθὺς τῶν θεολόγων ἐν τῇ Σιών. Ποῦ νῦν ἀπαίρεις σκηνὴ κραυγάζοντες, Θεοῦ τοῦ ζῶντος; Μὴ διαλίπῃς ἐποπτεύουσα, τοὺς πίστει μέλποντας· τὸν Δημιουργὸν μόνον ὑμνοῦμεν, οἱ λελυτρωμένοι, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Clinging with words to the divine Ark * of the holiness, the multitude * of the Theologians cried aloud * unto her in Zion: * Where are you going now, O Tabernacle of the living God? * Cease not, we pray, from watching over those who sing out faithfully: * We who have been redeemed chant in praise of the only Creator, * exalting Him supremely unto all the ages. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὅπως ὑψώσασα τὰς χεῖρας, ἐκδημοῦσα ἡ πανάμωμος, χεῖρας τὰς Θεὸν ἠγκαλισμένας, σωματικῶς ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ, ὡς Μήτηρ ἔφησε πρὸς τὸν τεχθέντα, οὓς μοι ἐκτήσω, εἰς αἰῶνας φύλαττε βοῶντάς σοι· τὸν Δημιουργὸν μόνον ὑμνοῦμεν, οἱ λελυτρωμένοι, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

As the all-blameless one, departing, * lifted up her hands in orison -- * hands with which she had embraced * the incarnate God -- * she spoke with freedom as a mother, saying to her Son: * Keep them, whom You bequeathed to me, forever as they cry to You: * We who have been redeemed chant in praise of the only Creator, * exalting Him supremely unto all the ages. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ὁ Εἱρμός. Ἦχος δʹ.

Heirmos. Mode 4.

Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, ὁ τόκος τῆς Θεοτόκου διεσώσατο, τότε μὲν τυπούμενος, νῦν δὲ ἐνεργούμενος, τὴν οἰκουμένην ἅπασαν, ἀγείρει ψάλλουσαν. Τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Guiltless were those Servants in the furnace. * The Son of the Theotokos went and rescued them. * He who was prefigured then, * having been incarnate now, * is gathering the whole wide world into His Church to sing: * "O all you works of the Lord, to all ages * sing praises to the Lord and exalt Him beyond measure." [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὴν μνήμην σου ἄχραντε Παρθένε, Ἀρχαί τε καὶ Ἐξουσίαι σὺν Δυνάμεσιν, Ἄγγελοι, Ἀρχάγγελοι, Θρόνοι, Κυριότητες, τὰ Χερουβὶμ δοξάζουσι, καὶ τὰ φρικτὰ Σεραφίμ, ἀνθρώπων δὲ τὸ γένος ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Angels, O pure Virgin, and Dominions, * Archangels and Thrones and Principalities, * Powers and Authorities * glorify your memory * together with the Cherubim and awesome Seraphim; * and we, the race of mankind, supremely * exalting it extol you in hymns unto the ages. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ ξένως οἰκήσας Θεοτόκε, ἐν τῇ ἀχράντῳ νηδύϊ σου σαρκούμενος, οὗτος τὸ πανίερον, πνεῦμά σου δεξάμενος, ἐν ἑαυτῷ κατέπαυσεν, ὡς ὀφειλέτης Υἱός· διὸ σε τὴν Παρθένον ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

He, O Theotokos, who had strangely * abode in your purest womb as He was taking flesh, * now as an indebted Son, * having come himself, received * your wholly sacred soul, and He reposed it with himself. * And therefore, we supremely exalt you, * O Virgin, and extol you in hymns unto the ages. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ὢ τῶν ὑπὲρ ἔννοιαν θαυμάτων, τῆς ἀειπαρθένου καὶ Θεομήτορος! τάφον γὰρ οἰκήσασα, ἔδειξε Παράδεισον, ᾧ παρεστῶτες σήμερον, χαίροντες ψάλλομεν· τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Beyond understanding are the wonders * of God's ever-virgin Mother, and ineffable! * For she made a paradise * of the tomb wherein she lay. * And as we stand thereat today, we all are filled with joy * and sing the hymn: O praise and supremely * exalt the Lord, O all you His works, unto the ages. [SD]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος αʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 1.

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]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

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READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

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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CHOIR

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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

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]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

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]

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.

   

   

Στιχηρὰ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Stichera for the Feast.

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]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

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

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.)

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.

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

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

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.)

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, 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.

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.)