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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος αʹ.

Octoechos - Mode 1.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚΘʹ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ

Menaion - August 29

Μνήμη τῆς Ἁποτομῆς τῆς Τιμίας Κεφαλῆς τοῦ Ἁγίου Προδρόμου

Commemoration of the Beheading of the Holy Forerunner

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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.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 1. Automelon.

Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, καὶ στρατιωτῶν φυλασσόντων τὸ ἄχραντόν σου Σῶμα, ἀνέστης τριήμερος Σωτήρ, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὴν ζωήν· διὰ τοῦτο αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν ἐβόων σοι ζωοδότα. Δόξα τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, δόξα τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου, δόξα τῇ οἰκονομίᾳ σου, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

The stone had been secured with a seal by the Judeans, * and a guard of soldiers was watching Your immaculate body. * You rose on the third day, O Lord * and Savior, granting life unto the world. * For this reason were the powers of heaven crying out to You, O Life-giver: * Glory to Your resurrection, O Christ; * glory to Your kingdom; * glory to Your dispensation, only One who loves mankind. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Glory. For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Μνήμη Δικαίου μέτ' ἐγκωμίων, σοὶ δὲ ἀρκέσει ἡ μαρτυρία τοῦ Κυρίου Πρόδρομε· ἀνεδείχθης γὰρ ὄντως καὶ Προφητῶν σεβασμιώτερος, ὅτι καὶ ἐν ῥείθροις βαπτίσαι κατηξιώθης τὸν κηρυττόμενον. Ὅθεν τῆς ἀληθείας ὑπεραθλήσας, χαίρων εὐηγγελίσω καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ, Θεὸν φανερωθέντα ἐν σαρκί, τὸν αἴροντα τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, καὶ παρέχοντα ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The memory of the just is observed with hymns of praise; for you suffices the testimony of the Lord, O Forerunner. You have proved to be truly more ven'rable than the Prophets, since you were granted to baptize in the river the One whom they proclaimed. Therefore, when for the truth you had contested, rejoicing, to those in Hades you preached the Gospel, that God was manifested in the flesh, and takes away the sin of the world, and grants to us the great mercy. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πάντα ὑπὲρ ἔννοιαν, πάντα ὑπερένδοξα, τὰ σὰ Θεοτόκε μυστήρια, τῇ ἁγνείᾳ ἐσφραγισμένη, καὶ παρθενίᾳ φυλαττομένη, Μήτηρ ἐγνώσθης ἀψευδής, Θεὸν τεκοῦσα ἀληθινόν· αὐτὸν ἱκέτευε σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

All surpassing every thought, all surpassing glorious, O Theotokos, are your mysteries. For while bearing the seal of purity and preserved in virginity, you were deemed a Mother in truth, for to the true God you gave birth. To Him pray fervently, entreating Him to save our souls. [SD]

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Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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Κάθισμα Αʹ. Ἀναστάσιμον.

Kathisma I. Resurrectional.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 1. Automelon.

Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ, στρατιῶται τηροῦντες, νεκροὶ τῇ ἀστραπῇ, τοῦ ὀφθέντος Ἀγγέλου, ἐγένοντο κηρύττοντος, Γυναιξὶ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν. Σὲ δοξάζομεν, τὸν τῆς φθορᾶς καθαιρέτην, σοὶ προσπίπτομεν, τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου, καὶ μόνῳ Θεῷ ἡμῶν.

The soldiers keeping watch at Your tomb, O my Savior, * became as dead for fear of the radiant Angel. * And he proclaimed that You arose to the women who came at dawn. * We extol You, Lord, for You abolished corruption, * and we worship You, our only God, who was buried * and rose from the sepulcher. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Glory. For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Τὸν μεσίτην συμφώνως νόμου καὶ χάριτος, οἱ πιστοὶ συνελθόντες ἀνευφημήσωμεν, ὅτι μετάνοιαν ἡμῖν προεκήρυξε, καὶ Ἡρῴδην ἐμφανῶς, στηλιτεύσας εὐθαρσῶς, τὴν κάραν αὐτοῦ ἐτμήθη, καὶ ἄρτι ζῶν μετ' Ἀγγέλων, Χριστῷ πρεσβεύει τοῦ σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

Come together, believers, and let us all extol * John the Baptist who stands in between the Law and Grace; * for he publicly proclaimed repentance to us; * and courageously denouncing King Herod openly, * he was unjustly beheaded. * And as he lives now with the Angels, * he intercedes with Christ to save our souls. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Τοῦ Γαβριὴλ φθεγξαμένου σοι Παρθένε τὸ Χαῖρε, σὺν τῇ φωνῇ ἐσαρκοῦτο ὁ τῶν ὅλων Δεσπότης, ἐν σοὶ τῇ ἁγίᾳ κιβωτῷ, ὡς ἔφη ὁ δίκαιος Δαυΐδ. Ἐδείχθης πλατυτέρα τῶν οὐρανῶν, βαστάσασα τὸν Κτίστην σου. Δόξα τῷ ἐνοικήσαντι ἐν σοί· δόξα τῷ προελθόντι ἐκ σοῦ· δόξα τῷ ἐλευθερώσαντι ἡμᾶς, διὰ τοῦ τόκου σου.

When Gabriel had uttered rejoice to you, O Virgin, * then with the voice was the Lord of all becoming incarnate * in you whom the holy Ark of old * prefigured, as righteous David said. * You carried your Creator and proved to be more spacious than the heavens. * Glory to Him who dwelt inside of you! * Glory to Him who came forth from You! * Glory be to Him who through your childbirth has set us free! [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ. Ἀναστάσιμον.

Kathisma II. Resurrectional.

Ἦχος αʹ. Τοῦ λίθου σφραγισθέντος.

Mode 1. The stone had been secured.

Γυναῖκες πρὸς τὸ μνῆμα παρεγένοντο ὄρθριαι, καὶ ἀγγελικὴν ὀπτασίαν θεασάμεναι ἔτρεμον· ὁ τάφος ἐξήστραπτε ζωήν, τὸ θαῦμα κατέπληττεν αὐτάς· διὰ τοῦτο ἀπελθοῦσαι, τοῖς μαθηταῖς ἐκήρυττον τὴν ἔγερσιν. Τὸν ᾅδην ἐσκύλευσε Χριστός, ὡς μόνος κραταιὸς καὶ δυνατός, καὶ φθαρέντας συνήγειρε πάντας, τὸν τῆς κατακρίσεως φόβον, λύσας δυνάμει Σταυροῦ.

The women went early in the morning to the gravesite, * and when they beheld the appearance of an angel they trembled. * The sepulcher radiated life; the wonder filled them with astonishment. * Hence they went away, proclaiming the resurrection unto the Disciples. * "Christ has despoiled Hades, as the One * mighty and only powerful, * and He raised up all who were corrupted, * and dispelled the fear of condemnation, by the power of the Cross." [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Glory. For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Τὸν ἐκ μήτρας Προφήτην ἀναδειχθέντα ἡμῖν, καὶ ἐκ στείρας φωστῆρα τῇ οἰκουμένῃ φαιδρῶς, προελθόντα ἐν ᾠδαῖς ἀνυμνήσωμεν, τοῦ Χριστοῦ τὸν Βαπτιστήν, καὶ νικηφόρον ἀθλητήν, τὸν Πρόδρομον Ἰωάννην· πρεσβεύει γὰρ τῷ Κυρίῳ, ἐλεηθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

To the Forerunner John and the baptizer of Christ,* who to us was shone forth as a Prophet from the womb * and has risen on the world as a shining light * from the barren one: to him let us offer hymns of praise, as a victorious athlete, * who intercedes with the Master, to have mercy upon our souls. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.

Mode pl. 1. Let us worship the Word.

Τὴν ταχεῖάν σου σκέπην, καὶ τὴν βοήθειαν, καὶ τὸ ἔλεος δεῖξον, ἐπὶ τοὺς δούλους σου, καὶ τὰ κύματα ἁγνὴ καταπράϋνον, τῶν ματαίων λογισμῶν, καὶ τὴν πεσοῦσάν μου ψυχήν, ἀνάστησον Θεοτόκε· οἶδα γὰρ ὅτι Παρθένε, ἰσχύεις ὅσα καὶ βούλεσαι.

I implore you to show forth your promptness to provide * your protection and help and your mercy unto me, * O pure Maid, and calm the waves of unruly thoughts, * and resurrect the fallen soul of me your servant, I entreat, * O all-holy Theotokos. * I know, I know, O Virgin, * that you can do whatever you wish. [SD]

Κάθισμα Γʹ.

Kathisma III.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Ἐκ τῆς στείρας ἐκλάμψας ψήφῳ Θεοῦ, καὶ δεσμὰ διαῤῥήξας γλώσσης πατρός, ἔδειξας τὸν ἥλιον, ἑωσφόρον αὐγάζοντα, καὶ λαοῖς ἐν ἐρήμῳ, τὸν Κτίστην ἐκήρυξας, τὸν ἀμνὸν τὸν αἴροντα, τοῦ κόσμου τὰ πταίσματα· ὅθεν καὶ πρὸς ζῆλον, βασιλέα ἐλέγξας, τὴν ἔνδοξον κάραν σου, ἀπετμήθης ἀοίδιμε, Ἰωάννη πανεύφημε. Πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

You shone forth from one barren by God's decree; * and you lifted the gag on your father's speech. * To us you made known the Sun, who is the luminous morning-star; * and you proclaimed Him Creator to the people in the wilderness, * and you called Him the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world. * Therefore when you zealously denounced King Herod, * that glorious head of yours was cut off, O all-lauded one, * holy John the Forerunner. * Intercede with Christ our God * that He grant forgiveness of offences * to those who with longing observe your holy memory. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Παναγία Παρθένε Μήτερ Θεοῦ, τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὰ πάθη τὰ χαλεπά, θεράπευσον, δέομαι, καὶ συγγνώμην παράσχου μοι, τῶν ἐμῶν πταισμάτων, ἀφρόνως ὧν ἔπραξα, τὴν ψυχὴν καὶ τὸ σῶμα, μολύνας ὁ ἄθλιος. Οἴμοι! τί ποιήσω, ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ὥρᾳ, ἡνίκα οἱ Ἄγγελοι, τὴν ψυχήν μου χωρίζουσιν, ἐκ τοῦ ἀθλίου μου σώματος; Τότε Δέσποινα βοήθειά μου γενοῦ, καὶ προστάτης θερμότατος· σὲ γὰρ ἔχω ἐλπίδα ὁ δοῦλός σου ἄχραντε.

Holy Virgin and Mother of Christ our God, * I entreat you most earnestly now to cure * the passions that plague my soul, * and to grant me forgiveness * for the sins and offences * that I committed mindlessly, * thus polluting my body, * wretched one that I am. * Oh! And how I shudder at the thought of that hour * when Angels will separate my soul from my body. * Then, alas! What shall become of me? * O Lady, hence I pray you will come * to my aid as an ardent helper then. * For I your unworthy servant * have you as my only hope. [SD]

Εὐλογητάρια Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Τῶν Ἀγγέλων ὁ δῆμος, κατεπλάγη ὁρῶν σε, ἐν νεκροῖς λογισθέντα, τοῦ θανάτου δὲ Σωτήρ, τὴν ἰσχὺν καθελόντα, καὶ σὺν ἑαυτῷ τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἐγείραντα, καὶ ἐξ ᾍδου πάντας ἐλευθερώσαντα.

When the hosts of the Angels saw how You were accounted among the dead, they all marveled. You, O Savior, are the One who destroyed the might of death; and when You arose You raised Adam with yourself and from Hades liberated everyone. [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Τί τὰ μύρα, συμπαθῶς τοῖς δάκρυσιν, ὦ Μαθήτριαι κιρνᾶτε; ὁ ἀστράπτων ἐν τῷ τάφῳ Ἄγγελος, προσεφθέγγετο ταῖς Μυροφόροις· Ἴδετε ὑμεῖς τὸν τάφον καὶ ᾔσθητε· ὁ Σωτὴρ γὰρ ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

"Why do you mingle the ointments with your tears full of pity, O women disciples?" Thus the Angel who was shining in the tomb cried to the myrrh-bearing women. "See for yourselves the empty tomb and understand, that the Savior has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Λίαν πρωΐ, Μυροφόροι ἔδραμον, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου θρηνολογοῦσαι· ἀλλ' ἐπέστη, πρὸς αὐτὰς ὁ Ἄγγελος, καὶ εἶπε· θρήνου ὁ καιρὸς πέπαυται, μὴ κλαίετε, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν δέ, Ἀποστόλοις εἴπατε.

Very early in the morning, the myrrh-bearing women were hastening to Your tomb lamenting. But the Angel appeared to them and uttered, "The time for lamentation has ended; weep no more. Go announce the Resurrection to the Apostles." [SD]

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, μετὰ μύρων ἐλθοῦσαι, πρὸς τὸ μνῆμά σου, Σῶτερ ἐνηχοῦντο. Ἀγγέλου τρανῶς, πρὸς αὐτὰς φθεγγομένου· Τί μετὰ νεκρῶν, τὸν ζώντα λογίζεσθε; ὡς Θεὸς γάρ, ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

When the myrrh-bearing women had come with their spices to Your sepulcher, O Savior, they heard the voice of an Angel clearly speaking to them, "Why do you account among the dead the One who lives? For as God, He has risen from the sepulcher." [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Προσκυνοῦμεν Πατέρα, καὶ τὸν τούτου Υἱόν τε, καὶ τὸ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, τὴν Ἁγίαν Τριάδα, ἐν μιᾷ τῇ οὐσίᾳ, σὺν τοῖς Σεραφείμ, κράζοντες τό· Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ, Κύριε.

We bow down in worship to the Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity, one in essence; and we cry aloud with the Seraphim: Holy, Holy, Holy are You, O Lord. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ζωοδότην τεκοῦσα, ἐλυτρώσω Παρθένε, τὸν Ἀδὰμ ἁμαρτίας, χαρμονὴν δὲ τῇ Εὔᾳ, ἀντὶ λύπης παρέσχες, ῥεύσαντα ζωῆς, ἴθυνε πρὸς ταύτην δέ, ὁ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθείς Θεὸς καὶ ἄνθρωπος.

Giving birth to the Giver of life, O Virgin, you delivered Adam from sin, and to Eve you have rendered joy in place of sorrow. He who from you became incarnate, God and man, has directed to life him who fell from it. [SD]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι, ὁ Θεός. (ἐκ γʹ)

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory to You, O God. (3)

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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 ηὐλόγηταί σου τὸ ὄνομα, καὶ δεδόξασταί σου ἡ βασιλεία, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For blessed is your name, and glorified is your kingdom, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος αʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode 1.

Ἡ τοῦ λῃστοῦ μετάνοια, τὸν Παράδεισον ἐσύλησεν, ὁ δὲ θρῆνος τῶν Μυροφόρων τὴν χαρὰν ἐμήνυσεν· ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The repentance of the robber plundered Paradise, while the lament of the myrrh-bearing women revealed the joy. For You had risen, O Christ our God, bestowing on the world the great mercy. [SD]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 1.

Ἐν τῷ θλίβεσθαί με, εἰσάκουσόν μου τῶν ὀδυνῶν, Κύριε σοὶ κράζω.

When I am afflicted, hearken to my distress; Lord, to You I cry out. [SD]

Τοῖς ἐρημικοῖς, ἄπαυστος ὁ θεῖος πόθος ἐγγίνεται, κόσμου οὖσι τοῦ ματαίου ἐκτός.

Ceaseless does divine longing become in those who dwell in the wilderness, outside of the futile world as they are. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τιμὴ καὶ δόξα, ὥσπερ Πατρί, πρέπει ἅμα καὶ Υἱῷ· διὰ τοῦτο ᾂσωμεν τῇ Τριαδικῇ Μονοκρατορίᾳ.

To the Holy Spirit do both honor and glory belong, as to the Father and the Son. Let us therefore sing in praise to the Trinity and one dominion. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Εἰς τὰ ὄρη τῶν σῶν, ὕψωσάς με νόμων, ἀρεταῖς ἐκλάμπρυνον, ὁ Θεός, ἵνα ὑμνῶ σε.

Having lifted me up to the mountains of Your laws, brighten me with virtues, O God, that I may praise You. [SD]

Δεξιᾷ σου χειρὶ λαβὼν σὺ Λόγε, φύλαξόν με, φρούρησον, μὴ πῦρ με φλέξῃ τῆς ἁμαρτίας.

With Your right hand embracing me, O Logos, be my keeper, shelter me, so that the fire of sin not burn me. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις καινουργεῖται, παλινδρομοῦσα εἰς τὸ πρῶτον· ἰσοσθενὲς γάρ ἐστι Πατρὶ καὶ Λόγῳ.

By the Holy Spirit all creation is renewed, and thus returns unto its first state. For It is equal in power to the Father and the Logos. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἐπὶ τοῖς εἰρηκόσι μοι· Ὁδεύσωμεν εἰς τὰς αὐλὰς τοῦ Κυρίου· εὐφράνθη μου τὸ πνεῦμα, συγχαίρει ἡ καρδία.

Because they said to me, Let us journey to the courts of the Lord, my spirit has been cheered, and my heart rejoices also. [SD]

Ἐπὶ οἶκον Δαυΐδ, φόβος μέγας· ἐκεῖ γὰρ θρόνων ἐκτεθέντων, κριθήσονται, ἅπασαι αἱ φυλαὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ γλῶσσαι.

On the house of David there is great fear; for there, when thrones have been placed, all the tribes and tongues of the earth will be judged. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, τιμὴν προσκύνησιν, δόξαν καὶ κράτος, ὡς Πατρί τε ἄξιον, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ δεῖ προσφέρειν· Μονὰς γάρ ἐστιν ἡ Τριὰς τῇ φύσει, ἀλλ' οὐ προσώποις.

To the Holy Spirit honor, worship, glory and dominion, as befit the Father and the Son, must also be offered. For the Trinity is a Monad, in nature but not in persons. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Νῦν ἀναστήσομαι, λέγει Κύριος· Θήσομαι ἐν σωτηρίῳ, παῤῥησιάσομαι ἐν αὐτῷ. (δίς)

"Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will establish them in salvation; I will declare it boldly." (2)

Στίχ. Τὰ λόγια Κυρίου λόγια ἁγνά, ἀργύριον πεπυρωμένον, δοκίμιον τῇ γῇ κεκαθαρισμένον ἑπταπλασίως.

Verse: The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver fired in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Νῦν ἀναστήσομαι, λέγει Κύριος· Θήσομαι ἐν σωτηρίῳ, παῤῥησιάσομαι ἐν αὐτῷ.

"Now I will arise," says the Lord; "I will establish them in salvation; I will declare it boldly." [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, 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 holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, 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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Ιʹ

Eothinon 10

Ἰωάννην ΚΑʹ 1-14

John. 21:1-14

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐφανέρωσεν ἑαυτὸν ὁ Ἰησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ, ἐγερθεὶς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης τῆς Τιβεριάδος, ἐφανέρωσε δὲ οὕτως· Ἦσαν ὁμοῦ Σίμων Πέτρος, καὶ Θωμᾶς ὁ λεγόμενος Δίδυμος, καὶ Ναθαναὴλ ὁ ἀπὸ Κανᾶ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, καὶ οἱ τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου, καὶ ἄλλοι ἐκ τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ δύο. Λέγει αὐτοῖς Σίμων Πέτρος· Ὑπάγω ἁλιεύειν. Λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· Ἐρχόμεθα καὶ ἡμεῖς σὺν σοί. Ἐξῆλθον καὶ ἀνέβησαν εἰς τὸ πλοῖον εὐθύς, καὶ ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ νυκτὶ ἐπίασαν οὐδέν. Πρωΐας δὲ ἤδη γενομένης ἔστη ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς τὸν αἰγιαλόν· οὐ μέντοι ᾔδεισαν οἱ μαθηταὶ ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστι. Λέγει οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Παιδία, μή τι προσφάγιον ἔχετε; ἀπεκρίθησαν αὐτῷ· Οὔ· ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Βάλετε εἰς τὰ δεξιὰ μέρη τοῦ πλοίου τὸ δίκτυον, καὶ εὑρήσετε. Ἔβαλον οὖν, καὶ οὐκέτι αὐτὸ ἑλκύσαι ἴσχυσαν ἀπὸ τοῦ πλήθους τῶν ἰχθύων. Λέγει οὖν ὁ μαθητὴς ἐκεῖνος ὃν ἠγάπα ὁ Ἰησοῦς τῷ Πέτρῳ· Ὁ Κύριός ἐστι. Σίμων οὖν Πέτρος, ἀκούσας ὅτι ὁ Κύριός ἐστι, τὸν ἐπενδύτην διεζώσατο - ἦν γὰρ γυμνὸς -, καὶ ἔβαλεν ἑαυτὸν εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν, οἱ δὲ ἄλλοι μαθηταὶ τῷ πλοιαρίῳ ἦλθον - οὐ γὰρ ἦσαν μακρὰν ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς, ἀλλ' ὡς ἀπὸ πηχῶν διακοσίων -, σύροντες τὸ δίκτυον τῶν ἰχθύων. Ὡς οὖν ἀπέβησαν εἰς τὴν γῆν, βλέπουσιν ἀνθρακιὰν κειμένην καὶ ὀψάριον ἐπικείμενον, καὶ ἄρτον. Λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Ἐνέγκατε ἀπὸ τῶν ὀψαρίων ὧν ἐπιάσατε νῦν. Ἀνέβη οὖν Σίμων Πέτρος, καὶ εἵλκυσε τὸ δίκτυον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, μεστὸν ἰχθύων μεγάλων ἑκατὸν πεντηκοντατριῶν, καὶ τοσούτων ὄντων, οὐκ ἐσχίσθη τὸ δίκτυον. Λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Δεῦτε ἀριστήσατε. Οὐδεὶς δὲ ἐτόλμα τῶν μαθητῶν ἐξετάσαι αὐτόν. Σὺ τίς εἶ; εἰδότες ὅτι ὁ Κύριός ἐστιν. Ἔρχεται οὖν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ λαμβάνει τὸν ἄρτον, καὶ δίδωσιν αὐτοῖς, καὶ τὸ ὀψάριον ὁμοίως. Τοῦτο ἤδη τρίτον ἐφανερώθη ὁ Ἰησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ, ἐγερθεὶς ἐκ νεκρῶν.

At that time, Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and He revealed Himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas, called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after He was raised from the dead. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας δι' ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

[Ἐλεήμων,] Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

[Merciful,] Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

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.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν Ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, whose memory we celebrate; the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθ' οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἰ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of your only-begotten Son, with whom you are blessed, together with your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ὁ Κανών

The Canon

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Σοῦ ἡ τροπαιοῦχος δεξιά, θεοπρεπῶς ἐν ἰσχύϊ δεδόξασται. Αὔτη γὰρ ἀθάνατε, ὡς πανσθενὴς ὑπεναντίους ἔθραυσε, τοῖς Ἰσραηλίταις, ὀδὸν βυθοῦ καινουργήσασα.

As befits Divinity, O Lord, * so Your victorious right hand was glorified. * For it shattered adversaries, as it is all-powerful, Immortal One, * opening a new way across the deep for the Israelites. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὁ χερσὶν ἀχράντοις ἐκ χοός, θεουργικῶς κατ' ἀρχὰς διαπλάσας με, χεῖρας διεπέτασας ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ, ἐκ γῆς ἀνακαλούμενος, τὸ φθαρέν μου σῶμα, ὃ ἐκ Παρθένου προσείληφας.

You, who with Your undefiled hands * in the beginning from dust of the earth as God * fashioned me, extended hands upon the Cross, thereby recalling from the earth * my corrupted body, which from the Virgin You had assumed. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Νέκρωσιν ὑπέστη δι' ἐμέ, καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν τῷ θανάτῳ προδίδωσιν, ὁ ἐμπνεύσει θείᾳ ψυχήν μοι ἐνθείς· καὶ λύσας αἰωνίων δεσμῶν, καὶ συναναστήσας, τῇ ἀφθαρσίᾳ ἐδόξασε.

He who set in me a living soul * through his divine insufflation, did for my sake * suffer being slain and gave over His soul to death. Loosing eternal bonds, * with himself He raised me; with incorruption He glorified me. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Χαῖρε ἡ τῆς χάριτος Πηγή· χαῖρε ἡ κλῖμαξ καὶ πύλη οὐράνιος· χαῖρε ἡ λυχνία καὶ στάμνος χρυσῆ, καὶ ὄρος ἀλατόμητον, ἡ τὸν Ζωοδότην, Χριστὸν τῷ κόσμῳ κυήσασα.

O rejoice, the fountainhead of grace. * Rejoice, O heavenly ladder and gate. Rejoice, * lamp-stand and the golden jar. Rejoice, O mountain that was quarried not. Rejoice, * you who have delivered Christ the life-giver into the world. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 1 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὑγρὰν διοδεύσας.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (Of old when the Israelite.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τὸν ἀπὸ νηδύος στειρωτικῆς, φανέντα Προφήτην, τοῦ ἐκ μήτρας παρθενικῆς, κυοφορηθέντος ἀποῤῥήτως, τὸν ἱερὸν ἀνυμνήσωμεν Πρόδρομον.

Let us sing the praises of the holy Forerunner who appeared from a barren womb, conceived as a prophet from fruitless loins. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τοὺς ὅρους τῆς φύσεως ὑπερβάς, τῆς δικαιοσύνης, συνετήρησας τοὺς θεσμούς, παράνομον μίξιν διελέγχων, μὴ δεδοικὼς βασιλέων θρασύτητα.

You surpassed the bounds of nature, keeping the laws of righteousness, rebuking lawless intercourse without fearing the bold pride of the king. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τοῦ νόμου τῷ γάλακτι ἐκτραφείς, τὴν νομοθεσίαν, συναφείας τῆς νομικῆς, ὡς νόμου σφραγὶς ἐπισφραγίζων, ἀντικατέστης πρὸς μῖσος ἀκόλαστον.

You fed on the milk of the Law, and as its seal you upheld the place of lawful marriage, standing against abhorrent adultery. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τάξεις σε Ἀγγέλων καὶ τῶν βροτῶν, ἀνύμφευτε Μῆτερ, εὐφημοῦσιν ἀνελλιπῶς· τὸν Κτίστην γὰρ τούτων ὥσπερ βρέφος, ἐν ταῖς ἀγκάλαις σου ἐβάστασας.

The ranks of angels and mankind praise you in song, unwedded Mother, for you carried their Creator in your arms as a child. [OCA]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 2 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ἐκ δουλείας.

Mode pl. 4. N/M ()

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τὸν ὑπὲρ πάντας ἀνθρώπους, μαρτυρηθέντα ὑπὸ Χριστοῦ, ὡς Πρόδρομον καὶ φίλον αὐτοῦ, Ἰωάννην ἅπαντες, τὸν θεῖον εὐφημήσωμεν.

Let us all now extol the divine John, about whom Christ bore witness as being His Forerunner and His friend, and declaring that he was one greater than all men. [SD]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τὸν τῆς ἐρήμου πολίτην, καὶ τῶν Ἀγγέλων σύσκηνον, τὸ καύχημα τοῦ νέου λαοῦ, Ἰωάννην ἅπαντες, τὸν θεῖον εὐφημήσωμεν.

Let us all now extol the divine John, that citizen of the desert, who now dwells with the Angels. He is the pride and joy of the new people. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐπὶ τῇ μνήμῃ τοῦ Προδρόμου, ἀγγελικῶς χορεύσωμεν, καὶ τῷ Χριστῷ βοήσωμεν· Αὐτοῦ ταῖς ἱκεσίαις Χριστέ, εἰρήνευσον τὸν κόσμον σου.

Let us join chorus with the angels for the memory of the Forerunner, and let us cry aloud to Christ: O Christ, by his intercessions, grant peace to Your world. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Διὰ παντὸς Θεοτόκε, τὸν ἐκ σοῦ ἱκέτευε, ἀῤῥήτῳ λόγῳ σαρκωθέντα Θεόν, πάσης περιστάσεως, λυτρώσασθαι τοὺς δούλους σου.

O Theotokos, never cease your entreaties to God the Word, who ineffably took flesh from you, that He may rescue your servants from every tribulation. [SD]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode pl. 4.

Σταυρὸν χαράξας Μωσῆς, ἐπ' εὐθείας ῥάβδῳ, τὴν Ἐρυθρὰν διέτεμε, τῷ Ἰσραὴλ πεζεύσαντι· τὴν δὲ ἐπιστρεπτικῶς, Φαραὼ τοῖς ἅρμασι, κροτήσας ἥνωσεν, ἐπ' εὔρους διαγράψας, τὸ ἀήττητον ὅπλον· διὸ Χριστῷ ᾄσωμεν, τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Moses prefigured the Cross. * Lifting up the rod, he stretched out his hand and split the Sea for Israel to cross on land. * Then he stretched it out again, * and the sea returned and covered Pharaoh's chariots. * The Cross was thus portrayed as our invincible armor. * So let us sing to the Lord, * Christ our God, for He is greatly glorified. [SD]

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Ὁ μόνος εἰδὼς τῆς τῶν βροτῶν, οὐσίας τὴν ἀσθένειαν, καὶ συμπαθῶς αὐτὴν μορφωσάμενος, περίζωσόν με ἐξ ὕψους δύναμιν, τοῦ βοᾷν σοι, Ἅγιος, ὁ ναὸς ὁ ἔμψυχος, τῆς ἀφράστου σου δόξης Φιλάνθρωπε.

As You are the only One who knows * our mortal nature's frailty * and with compassion took on the form thereof, * gird me about with the power from above, * to cry out that Holy is the animate temple of * Your immaculate glory, O Lover of man. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Θεός μου ὑπάρχων Ἀγαθέ, πεσόντα κατῳκτείρησας, καὶ καταβῆναι πρός με ηὐδόκησας, ἀνύψωσάς με διὰ σταυρώσεως, τοῦ βοᾶν σοι· Ἅγιος, ὁ τῆς δόξης Κύριος, ὁ ἀνείκαστος ἐν ἀγαθότητι.

O good One, in that You are my God, * You pitied me the fallen one, * and You were even pleased to come down to me. * Through crucifixion You have exalted me, * to cry out: Holy are You, only Lord of glory, * and incomparable in Your benevolence. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ζωὴ ἐνυπόστατος Χριστέ, ὑπάρχων καὶ φθαρέντα με, ὡς συμπαθὴς Θεὸς ἐνδυσάμενος, εἰς χοῦν θανάτου καταβὰς Δέσποτα, τὸ θνητὸν διέῤῥηξας, καὶ νεκροὺς τριήμερος, ἀναστὰς ἀφθαρσίαν ἠμφίεσας.

O Christ, being hypostatic life, * and as my sympathetic God * You clothed yourself with me the corrupted one. * O Lord, descending into the earth of death, * You destroyed mortality; and in three days rising up, * with incorruption You thereby clothed the dead. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Θεὸν συλλαβοῦσα ἐν γαστρί, Παρθένε διὰ Πνεύματος, τοῦ παναγίου ἔμεινας ἄφλεκτος· ἐπεί σε βάτος τῷ νομοθέτῃ Μωσῇ, φλεγομένη ἄκαυστα, σαφῶς προεμήνυσε, τὴν τὸ πῦρ δεξαμένην τὸ ἄστεκτον.

O Virgin, you remained unconsumed * conceiving God within your womb * by the all-holy Spirit’s overshadowing. * For unto Moses the giver of the Law * clearly the unscorchingly burning bush foreshadowed you * who received in yourself the unbearable fire. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 1 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σὺ εἶ τὸ στερέωμα.

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

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἄσεμνον ἀμαίδειαν, τῷ μεθυσμῷ πλησθὲν κόριον, Δὸς μοι φησί, κάραν Ἰωάννου, τῷ Ἡρώδῃ ἀνέκραζε..

When Herod was filled with strong drink, the infamous girl said to him: Herod, give me now the head of John on a platter. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἡ παῖς ἐξωρχήσατο, καὶ ὡς παράνομον τέρψασα, τὸν Ἡρῴδην, πρὸς φόνον ἀνθέλκει, τοῦ Προδρόμου καὶ κήρυκος.

The girl danced and pleased sinful Herod. She drew him to have the Forerunner and Preacher killed. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὢ σῆς ἀθλιότητος, Ἡρῴδη ἄφρον καὶ ἄνομε! ποίᾳ τόλμῃ, κόρης ἀσελγούσης, φόνον ἄδικον ἔπραξας;

Foolish and miserable transgressor Herod, what boldness from a wanton girl made you commit unjust murder? [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Δὸς ἡμῖν βοήθειαν, ταῖς ἱκεσίαις σου Πάναγνε, τὰς προσβολάς, ἀποκρουομένη, τῶν δεινῶν περιστάσεων.

Give us help by your prayers, all-pure Virgin, and drive away the assaults of adversity. [OCA]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 2 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Οὐρανίας ἁψῖδος.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (O divine Master Builder.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Παλαιὰς ὡς μεσίτης, καὶ τῆς Καινῆς Πρόδρομος, εὐαγγελικῶν κηρυγμάτων σὺ προϊστάμενος, μίξιν παράνομον, τυραννικὴν διελέγξας, εὐκλεῶς τὸν θάνατον χαίρων διήνυσας.

As the Mediator between the Old and New Covenants, you were a leader in preaching the Gospel, O Forerunner; and when you denounced the unlawful fornication of the tyrant, you famously went to your death rejoicing. [SD]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἐκ μητρὸς παρανόμου, προβιβασθὲν κόριον, ἐκβεβακχευμένον τῇ μέθῃ, Ἡρῴδη ἔφησε· Δὸς ἐπὶ πίνακι, τὴν κεφαλὴν Ἰωάννου, τῇ μητρὶ χαρίσασθαι, δῶρον ποθούμενον.

The young lady, having been instructed beforehand by her lawless mother, said to a drunken Herod in the midst of his bacchanal: Give me the head of John on a platter, so that I may give joy to my mother with the gift she desires. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοὺς ἐλέγχους μὴ φέρων, ὁ ἀναιδὴς τύραννος, τῆς θεοφρουρήτου σου γλώττης, ἔνδοξε Πρόδρομε· κόρῃ προδίδωσι, θυμελικῶν ὀρχημάτων, τὴν σεπτήν σου ἔπαθλον, κάραν ἀοίδιμε.

O glorious Forerunner, your God-protected tongue uttered reproaches which the shameless tyrant could not endure. Thus, he gave your august and renowned head to the young lady as the reward for her vulgar dance. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐνοικήσας Παρθένῳ, σωματικῶς Κύριε, ὤφθης τοῖς ἀνθρώποις, ὡς ἔπρεπε θεαθῆναί σε, ἣν καὶ ἀνέδειξας, ὡς ἀληθῆ Θεοτόκον, καὶ πιστῶν βοήθειαν, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε.

You dwelt bodily in the Virgin, and you appeared to mankind as was appropriate for You to be seen. You showed your mother to be the true Theotokos and the help of the faithful, O Lord who alone love humanity. [SD]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode pl. 4.

Ῥάβδος εἰς τύπον, τοῦ μυστηρίου παραλαμβάνεται· τῷ βλαστῷ γὰρ προκρίνει τὸν ἱερέα· τῇ στειρευούσῃ δὲ πρῴην, Ἐκκλησίᾳ νῦν ἐξήνθησε, ξύλον Σταυροῦ, εἰς κράτος καὶ στερέωμα.

The rod of Aaron is seen as typifying the mystery; * for it budded, and thus was the priest selected. * Now in the Church, that was barren once, the Cross of Christ, like a tree, * has blossomed forth, * as power and a firm support. [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.)

Secondary Kontakion

Secondary Kontakion

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξανέστης ὡς Θεός, ἐκ τοῦ τάφου ἐν δόξῃ, καὶ κόσμον συνανέστησας, καὶ ἡ φύσις τῶν βροτῶν ὡς Θεόν σε ἀνύμνησε, καὶ θάνατος ἠφάνισται, καὶ ὁ Ἀδὰμ χορεύει, Δέσποτα, καὶ ἡ Εὔα νῦν ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν λυτρουμένη, χαίρει κράζουσα· Σὺ εἶ ὁ πᾶσι παρέχων, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

You arose from the sepulcher in glory as God, and with yourself resurrected the world. And mortal nature extolled You as God, and death was obliterated, and Adam is dancing, O Master; and Eve, now redeemed from the bonds, rejoices crying out: O Christ, You are He who grants resurrection to all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα τριήμερον ἀνυμνήσωμεν, ὡς Θεὸν παντοδύναμον, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾅδου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τοὺς ἀπ' αἰῶνος ἐκ τάφου ἐγείραντα, Μυροφόροις ὀφθέντα καθὼς ηὐδόκησε, πρώταις ταύταις τό, Χαίρετε, φήσας· καὶ Ἀποστόλοις χαρὰν μηνύων, ὡς μόνος ζωοδότης. Ὅθεν πίστει αἱ γυναῖκες, Μαθηταῖς σύμβολα νίκης εὐαγγελίζονται, καὶ ᾅδης στενάζει, καὶ θάνατος ὀδύρεται, καὶ κόσμος ἀγάλλεται, καὶ πάντες συγχαίρουσι· Σὺ γὰρ παρέσχες πᾶσι, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

Let us extol, as omnipotent God, the One who rose on the third day, and who smashed the gates of Hades, and who raised from the tomb those who were there from all time, and who was seen by the myrrh-bearing women as He so willed, uttering to them first of all the greeting, Rejoice, and to the Apostles declaring the joy, as the only Giver of life. Therefore in faith the women announce to the Disciples the tokens of victory. And Hades groans, and Death laments, and the world exults and all people rejoice together. For You, O Christ, are He who grants resurrection to all. [GKD]

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. N/M (The soldiers.)

Τὸν Πρόδρομον Χριστοῦ, Βαπτιστὴν καὶ Προφήτην, τιμήσωμεν πιστοί, καθαρῷ συνειδότι, ὡς ἔνδοξον κήρυκα, μετανοίας διδάσκαλον, καὶ ὡς μάρτυρα, παναληθῆ τοῦ Σωτῆρος· τὴν γὰρ ἄνοιαν, τὴν τοῦ Ἡρῴδου ἐλέγξας, τὴν κάραν ἐκτέμνεται.

Come, faithful, and with a pure conscience ⁄ let us honor the Forerunner, Baptist and prophet of Christ, ⁄ for as a glorious preacher and teacher of repentance ⁄ and wholly true witness of the Savior ⁄ he rebuked the folly of Herod ⁄⁄ and was murdered by being beheaded. [OCA]

Δόξα. Ἕτερον.

Glory. Another.

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. N/M (Joseph marveled.)

Νῦν ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν, ὁ τοῦ Σωτῆρος Βαπτιστής, καὶ εὐφραίνει νοητῶς, τὰς διανοίας τῶν πιστῶν, τὸ τῆς ἐρήμου καλλώπισμα, καὶ Προφητῶν ἡ σφραγίς· ὅθεν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐδείχθη Πρόδρομος, καὶ μάρτυς ἀψευδής, τῆς παρουσίας αὐτοῦ· Πνευματικοῖς οὖν ᾄσμασι συμφώνως, τῷ Ἰωάννῃ βοήσωμεν· Προφήτα κήρυξ, τῆς ἀληθείας, πρέσβευε τοῦ σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

The Baptist of the Savior now appears to us, ⁄ bringing spiritual rejoicing to the minds of the faithful. ⁄ He is the adornment of the wilderness and seal of the prophets, ⁄ revealed to be the Forerunner of Christ and true witness of His coming. ⁄ Let us with one accord cry out to John in spiritual songs: ⁄⁄ Prophet and preacher of the truth, intercede for our salvation! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. N/M (Joseph marveled.)

Κατεπλάγησαν Ἁγνή, πάντες Ἀγγέλων οἱ χοροί, τὸ μυστήριον τῆς σῆς, κυοφορίας τὸ φρικτόν, πῶς ὁ τὰ πάντα συνέχων νεύματι μόνῳ, ἀγκάλαις ὡς βροτός, ταῖς σαῖς συνέχεται, καὶ δέχεται ἀρχήν, ὁ προαιώνιος, καὶ γαλουχεῖται σύμπασαν, ὁ τρέφων, πνοὴν ἀφάτῳ χρηστότητι; καὶ σὲ ὡς ὄντως, Θεοῦ Μητέρα, εὐφημοῦντες δοξάζουσιν.

All the choirs of angels wonder, pure Virgin, ⁄ at the mystery of your awesome childbearing. ⁄ How He, Who by a single movement of His hand holds fast the universe, ⁄ was held in your arms, and as the pre-eternal One, began to be! ⁄ How He, Who in His ineffable goodness feeds every breathing creature ⁄ is fed on milk! ⁄⁄ They praise you and glorify you as the true Theotokos! [OCA]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Ὄρος σε τῇ χάριτι, τῇ θείᾳ κατάσκιον, προβλεπτικοῖς ὁ Ἀββακούμ, κατανοήσας ὀφθαλμοῖς, ἐκ σοῦ ἐξελεύσεσθαι, τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ προανεφώνει τὸν Ἅγιον, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

Avvakoum with foreseeing eyes perceived you as a mountain overshadowed by the grace of God, from which, he foretold, the Holy One of Israel would come, for our salvation and refashioning. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τίς οὗτος, Σωτήρ, ὁ ἐξ Ἐδὼμ ἀφικόμενος, στεφηφορῶν ἐξ ἀκανθῶν, πεφοινιγμένος τὴν στολήν, ἐν ξύλῳ κρεμάμενος; Τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ ὑπάρχει οὗτος ὁ Ἅγιος, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν καὶ ἀνάπλασιν.

Who is this Saviour who comes from Edom, crowned with thorns, his garments reddened, hanging on a tree? This is the Holy one of Israel, for our salvation and refashioning. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἴδετε λαὸς τῶν ἀπειθῶν, καὶ αἰσχύνθητε· ὃν ὡς κακοῦργον γὰρ ὑμεῖς, ἀναρτηθῆναι ἐν Σταυρῷ, Πιλάτῳ ᾐτήσασθε φρενοβλαβῶς, θανάτου λύσας τὴν δύναμιν, θεοπρεπῶς ἐξανέστη τοῦ μνήματος.

See, disobedient people, and be ashamed! The One whom you insanely begged Pilate to hang upon a cross as a malefactor has abolished the power of death, and in a manner fitting God has risen from the tomb. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ξύλον σε Παρθένε τῆς ζωῆς ἐπιστάμεθα· οὐ γὰρ τῆς βρώσεως καρπός, θανατηφόρος τοῖς βροτοῖς, ἐκ σοῦ ἀνεβλάστησεν, ἀλλὰ ζωῆς τῆς ἀϊδίου ἀπόλαυσις, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν τῶν ὑμνούντων σε.

We know you to be the tree of life, O Virgin; for from you there did not bud the fruit which bore death when eaten, but the enjoyment of eternal life for the salvation of us who sing your praise. [EL]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 1 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σύ μου ἰσχύς.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (You are my strength.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Οὐκ ἐνεγκών, τὸ τῶν ἐλέγχων ἀπότομον, ὁ τοῦ νόμου, ταῖς ποιναῖς ὑπεύθυνος, οὐ παῤῥησίαν θεοσεβῆ, ὁ ταῖς ἀσελγείαις τῶν ἡδονῶν συμφυρόμενος, δεσμήσας συνετήρει, τὸν ἀΰλως τοῖς ἄνω, πρὸ τοῦ τέλους χοροῖς συναπτόμενον.

A man subject to the penalties of the Law, ⁄ unable to endure its severity or divine boldness, ⁄ disfigured by the wantonness of lust, ⁄ kept and bound John, who before his end ⁄ was already united spiritually to the choirs on high. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ψυχοβλαβῆ, μέθην καὶ οἶστρον ἀκόλαστον, ἐκνοσήσας, ἔκδοτος ὁ δείλαιος, τοῖς χορικοῖς, κρότοις τῶν ποδῶν, ἀποδεδειγμένος, φονεὺς Προφήτου γεγένηται· συνέλαβε γὰρ μέθην, ἀσωτίας μητέρα, καὶ δεινὴν ἀνομίαν ἀπέτεκεν.

Sick with drink and unbridled passion, ⁄ the wretched betrayer, bound by the song and dance of a girl, ⁄ became the murderer of the Prophet. ⁄ For conceiving drunkenness, the mother of lust, ⁄ he brought forth a deep sin. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὄντως ἐν σοί, οὐ διεψεύσθη ἡ θεία φωνή, τῶν Προφητῶν· σὺ γὰρ πέλεις περισσότερος, ὡς προφητείαις ἀξιωθείς, ἐξ αὐτῆς νηδύος, ἐν ἀτελεῖ τῷ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ τὸν προφητευθέντα, ὑπὸ σοῦ Θεὸν Λόγον, καὶ ἰδὼν καὶ βαπτίσας ἐν σώματι.

Truly, the divine voice has not lied in you! For, most outstanding dove among prophets, ⁄ you were counted worthy of prophecies from the very womb, ⁄ in a body not yet completed: ⁄ you prophesied of God the Word, ⁄ Whom you saw and baptized in the flesh. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὺ τῶν πιστῶν, καύχημα πέλεις ἀνύμφευτε, σὺ προστάτις, σὺ καὶ καταφύγιον, Χριστιανῶν τεῖχος καὶ λιμήν· πρὸς γὰρ τὸν Υἱόν σου, ἐντεύξεις φέρεις Πανάμωμε, καὶ σῴζεις ἐκ κινδύνων τοὺς ἐν πίστει καὶ πόθῳ, Θεοτόκον ἁγνὴν σε γινώσκοντας.

You are the boast of the faithful, unwedded dove: ⁄ the advocate, refuge, rampart and haven of Christians, ⁄ for you carry prayer for all to your Son, spotless Virgin, ⁄ and save from danger those who acknowledge you with faith and love ⁄ to be the Theotokos. [OCA]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 2 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἐξ ὄρους κατασκίου.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The Prophet understood.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Οὐκ ἔφερε τοὺς σοὺς ἐλέγχους ὁ Ἡρῴδης, θεράπον τοῦ Χριστοῦ, παμμάκαρ, Ἰωάννη· ὅθεν ὁπλίζει τὸν ἄδικον πρὸς σὲ φόνον, οὐκ αἰδεσθείς σου τὸ σεβάσμιον.

O all-blessed John, the servant of Christ, Herod was unable to withstand your reproaches, so he implemented your unjust murder, for he was unashamed of your eminence. [SD]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Οἴστρῳ καὶ τῇ μέθῃ, ὁμοῦ βεβακχευμένος, ὁ ἄδικος βασιλεύς, σὲ παμμάκαρ παρανόμως, θανατηφόρῳ ἀπάγει ψήφῳ Προφῆτα, οὐκ αἰδεσθείς σου τὸ σεβάσμιον.

The unrighteous king unlawfully condemns you to death and leads you away, O all-blest Prophet, in a bacchanalia of drunkenness and frenzied passion, for he was unashamed of your eminence. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τῆς κόρης ὁ δεινός, ὑπαχθεὶς τοῖς λόγοις, Ἡρῴδης δυσσεβής, τῇ μοιχαλίδι δῶρον τὴν κεφαλήν σου, Προφῆτα ὄντως περέχει, ἀφ' ἧς πηγάζεις χάριν πᾶσιν ἡμῖν.

Under the power of the words of the young lady, the ungodly and terrible Herod truly gives a gift to the adulteress: your head, O Prophet, from which gushes forth grace to us all. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Χαίροις παρ' ἡμῶν, ἁγία Θεοτόκε, χαῖρε ἡ χαράν, κυήσασα τῷ κόσμῳ, χαῖρε ἡ μόνη ἀντίληψις τῶν ἀνθρώπων, εὐλογημένη Θεοτόκε ἁγνή.

O holy Theotokos, receive from us these salutations: Rejoice, you who bore the joy of the whole world! Rejoice, the sole defense of all men, O blessed Theotokos most-pure! [SD]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode pl. 4.

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τῆς οἰκονομίας σου τὸ μυστήριον, κατενόησα τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ἐδόξασά σου τὴν θεότητα.

I have heard the report, O Lord, * of Your incarnation, which is a mystery. * I considered Your astounding works, * and I glorified Your divinity. [SD]

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Ὁ φωτίσας τῇ ἐλλάμψει, τῆς σῆς παρουσίας Χριστέ, καὶ φαιδρύνας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου, τοῦ κόσμου τὰ πέρατα, τὰς καρδίας φώτισον, φωτὶ τῆς σῆς θεογνωσίας, τῶν ὀρθοδόξως ὑμνούντων σε.

O Christ, who enlightened the ends of the world by the brightness of your coming, and made them radiant by your Cross, enlighten with the light of your divine knowledge the hearts of those who hymn you with right belief. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τὸν ποιμένα τῶν προβάτων, τὸν μέγαν καὶ Κύριον, Ἰουδαῖοι διὰ ξύλου σταυροῦ ἐθανάτωσαν· ἀλλ' αὐτὸς ὡς πρόβατα νεκρούς, ἐν ᾅδῃ τεθαμμένους, κράτους θανάτου ἐῤῥύσατο.

The Jews put to death through the wood of the cross the great shepherd and Lord; but from death's might he rescued like sheep the dead buried in Hell. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὴν εἰρήνην, εὐαγγελισάμενος, καὶ κηρύξας αἰχμαλώτοις Σωτήρ μου τὴν ἄφεσιν, τὸν κρατοῦντα ᾔσχυνας, Χριστέ, γυμνὸν ἠπορημένον, δείξας τῇ θείᾳ ἐγέρσει σου.

When you announced the glad tidings of peace by your cross and proclaimed deliverance for captives, my Saviour, then, O Christ, you put to shame him who held them in thrall and showed him naked and destitute by your Divine Rising. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τὰς αἰτήσεις τῶν πιστῶς αἰτουμένων, Πανύμνητε, μὴ παρίδῃς, ἀλλὰ δέχου, καὶ ταύτας προσάγαγε, τῷ Υἱῷ σου Ἄχραντε Θεῷ, τῷ μόνῳ εὐεργέτῃ· σὲ γὰρ προστάτιν κεκτήμεθα.

All-praised, do not despise the prayers of those who faithfully entreat you, but receive and present them. O Pure one, to your Son, our God and only benefactor; for in you we have gained a protector. [EL]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 1 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἵνα τί με ἀπώσω.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (Why, O Lord.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Μητρικαῖς ὑποθήκαις, ἆθλον τῆς ὀρχήσεως τῆς κακοδαίμονος, τῆς ὠμῆς λεαίνης, ὁ ὠμότερος σκύμνος ᾐτήσατο, ἣν καὶ θῆρες πάντες, ἐν ἐρημίαις ηὐλαβοῦντο, κεφαλήν τοῦ Προδρόμου καὶ κήρυκος.

At a mother's instructions, ⁄ the most cruel whelp of the grasping lioness ⁄ begged as prize for her devilish and evil dancing ⁄ the head of the Forerunner and preacher ⁄ honored by all the wild beasts of the wilderness! [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὢ τῶν σῶν ἀνεφίκτων, καὶ ἀκαταλήπτων κριμάτων φιλάνθρωπε! ὅτι τοῦ ἐκ μήτρας, πεφηνότος δοχεῖον τοῦ Πνεύματος, καὶ συναυξηθέντος, τῇ σωφροσύνῃ καὶ ἁγνείᾳ, ἀσελγές, κατωρχήσατο κόριον.

How beyond reach and understanding ⁄ are Your judgments, Lover of mankind! ⁄ By her dancing, the wanton girl ⁄ has won him who was revealed as the receiver of the Spirit ⁄ while still in his mother's womb, ⁄ and who grew up in wisdom and purity. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Προσφιλὲς καὶ οἰκεῖον, τῷ τὴν συζυγίαν τὴν ἄσεμνον στέργοντι, γενεσίων πότοις, καὶ Προφήτου συνάψαι ἀναίρεσιν, καὶ κρατῆρα πλήρη, προφητικῶν τοῖς φιληδόνοις, καὶ ἁγίων αἱμάτων κεράσασθαι.

Loving your own dear and disgraceful union, ⁄ you added the destruction of the prophet ⁄ to drinking on your birthday. ⁄ With love of lust you mingled a cup filled with prophetic and holy blood. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Μητρικὴν παῤῥησίαν, τὴν πρὸς τὸν Υἱόν σου κεκτημένη Πάναγνε, συγγενοῦς προνοίας, τῆς ἡμῶν μὴ παρίδῃς δεόμεθα, ὅτι σὲ καὶ μόνην, Χριστιανοὶ πρὸς τὸν Δεσπότην, ἱλασμὸν εὐμενῆ προβαλλόμεθα.

Since you have the boldness of a Mother towards your Son, ⁄ we entreat you, all-pure Virgin, ⁄ do not turn from the thought of your kindred, ⁄ for we Christians place you as an advocate in whom He is well pleased ⁄ before the Master! [OCA]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 2 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὀρθρίζοντες βοῶμέν σοι.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (We rise at early morn.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὀρχήσεως ἐδίδοτο μίσθωμα, δι' ἀπάτης, τῇ κόρῃ ἐν πίνακι, Προδρόμου κάρα, ὢ ἄνοια!

The young lady, through trickery, was given as payment for her dance the head of the Forerunner on a platter. O, the folly! [SD]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τῷ λύθρῳ σταζομένης τῆς κάρας σου, Θεοκήρυξ, μοιχαλὶς ἐτέρπετο, φρονοῦσα μέγα, ὢ ἄνοια!

The adulteress was thrilled and conceited, O herald of God, as blood dripped from your head. O, the folly! [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Σιγᾶν σου μὲν τὴν γλώτταν ὑπέλαβεν, ὁ Ἡρῴδης, ἡ δὲ καὶ σιγήσασα, πλέον ἐλέγχει πανεύφημε.

Though thinking he had silenced your tongue, O all-praised one, Herod is more reproached by its silence. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Παρθένον μετὰ τόκον ὑμνοῦμέν σε, Θεοτόκε· σὺ γὰρ τὸν Θεὸν Λόγον, σαρκὶ τῷ κόσμῳ ἐκύησας.

O Theotokos, you bore God the Logos in the flesh for the world, and after childbirth remained a virgin. Therefore we extol you. [SD]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode pl. 4.

Ὢ τρισμακάριστον ξύλον! ἐν ᾧ ἐτάθη Χριστός, ὁ Βασιλεὺς καὶ Κύριος· δι' οὗ πέπτωκεν ὁ ξύλῳ ἀπατήσας, τῷ ἐν σοὶ δελεασθείς, Θεῷ τῷ προσπαγέντι σαρκί, τῷ παρέχοντι, τὴν εἰρήνην ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν.

Tree of the Cross, you are thrice-blessed, * for Jesus Christ, who is King and Lord, was crucified on you. * Through you fallen is the one who by a tree deceived us, * for he was lured by God who in the flesh indeed * was hung and nailed to you, * and who grants to our souls His peace. [SD]

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἐκύκλωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐσχάτη ἄβυσσος, οὔκ ἐστιν ὁ ῥυόμενος, ἐλογίσθημεν ὡς πρόβατα σφαγῆς, σῶσον τὸν λαόν σου ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν· σὺ γὰρ ἰσχύς, τῶν ἀσθενούντων καὶ ἐπανόρθωσις.

The deepest abyss has surrounded us, there is none to deliver. We have been counted as sheep for the slaughter. Save your people, O God, for you are the strength and restoration of the weak. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τῷ πταίσματι τοῦ πρωτοπλάστου Κύριε, δεινῶς ἐτραυματίσθημεν· τῷ δὲ μώλωπι ἰάθημεν τῷ σῷ, ᾧ ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἐτραυματίσθης Χριστέ· σὺ γὰρ ἰσχὺς τῶν ἀσθενούντων, καὶ ἐπανόρθωσις.

By the fault of the first-formed man, O Lord, we were grievously wounded; but by your stripes, by which you were wounded for our sakes, O Christ, we have been healed; for you are the strength and restoration of the weak. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνήγαγες ἡμᾶς ἐξ ᾅδου Κύριε, τὸ κῆτος χειρωσάμενος, τὸ παμφάγον Παντοδύναμε, τῷ σῷ κράτει καθελὼν αὐτοῦ τὴν δύναμιν· σὺ γὰρ ζωὴ καὶ φῶς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ ἡ ἀνάστασις.

You have brought us up from Hell, Lord, by worsting the all-devouring monster of the deep, O All-powerful, and destroying his power by your might; for you are life and light and resurrection. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Εὐφραίνονται ἐν σοί, Παρθένε ἄχραντε, τοῦ γένους οἱ προπάτορες, τὴν Ἐδὲμ ἀπολαβόντες διὰ σοῦ, ἣν ἐκ παραβάσεως ἀπώλεσαν· σὺ γὰρ ἁγνή, καὶ πρὸ τοῦ τόκου, καὶ μετὰ γέννησιν.

The Forefathers of the race rejoice in you, immaculate Virgin, for through you they regain Eden, which they lost through transgression; for you are pure both before child-bearing and after giving birth. [EL]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 1 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἱλάσθητί μοι Σωτήρ.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (Be gracious to me.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τοῦ νόμου τῶν ἐντολῶν, προκινδυνεύων μακάριε, ἐλέγχοις παιδαγωγεῖς, τὸν παρανομήσαντα· οὐ γὰρ ἔφυς κάλαμος, δυσμενῶν πνευμάτων, ῥιπιζόμενος προσπνεύσεσι.

You brought yourself into danger, blessed John, ⁄ for the commandments of the Law, ⁄ teaching the transgressor by rebukes. ⁄ He was shown to be a reed shaken by the wind of contrary spirits. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τῷ λύθρῳ τῷ τῆς σφαγῆς, ἡ κεφαλὴ σταζομένη, ἠνέχθη τῶν πορνικῶν ἀγώνων εἰς μίσθωμα, Ἡρῴδην ἐλέγχουσα, καὶ μετὰ τὸ τέλος, ὡς τὴν φύσιν συνθολώσαντα.

Even after the end, ⁄ your head, offered as a prize in a lustful contest, ⁄ reproached Herod for having a vile nature. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἐρήμους περιπολῶν, θριξὶ καμήλου σκεπόμενος, τὰς μὲν ὡς φωτολαμπές, κατῴκεις ἀνάκτορον, τὰς δὲ ὡς βασίλειον, περιφέρων κόσμον, σῶν παθῶν κατεβασίλευσας.

Walking in the wilderness covered with camel's hair, ⁄ you lived there as a king, shining with light. ⁄ you wore beauty there, and reigned over the passions. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ῥυσθείημεν τῶν δεινῶν, πταισμάτων ταῖς ἱκεσίαις σου, Θεογεννῆτορ ἁγνή, καὶ τύχοιμεν πάναγνε, τῆς θείας ἐλλάμψεως, τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ ἀφράστως, σαρκωθέντος Υἱοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ.

Pure Theotokos, ⁄ let our serious offences be destroyed. ⁄ May we obtain divine illumination from the Son of God ⁄ Who was ineffably made flesh of you, pure Virgin. [OCA]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 2 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Χιτῶνά μοι παράσχου.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (I pray... grant.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἐπήγασας τῷ πλήθει τῶν πιστῶν, Ἰωάννη ἔνδοξε, θεῖα διδάγματα, τὸν ἀμνὸν τὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ καταγγείλας ἡμῖν.

Gushing forth teachings divine for the fullness of the faithful, O glorious John, you announced to us the Lamb of God. [SD]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Σεμνότητος καὶ βίου ἀκριβοῦς, ἀψευδὲς ὑπόδειγμα, μέμνησο Πρόδρομε, τῶν ὑμνούντων σε Χριστῷ παριστάμενος.

As you stand near Christ, O Forerunner, do not neglect those who extol you, the true exemplar of dignity and of the strict life. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Πρεσβείαις σου Προφῆτα τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Βαπτιστὰ καὶ Πρόδρομε, κόσμον εἰρήνευσον, διασῴζων ἐκ κινδύνων τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

O Forerunner and Prophet and Baptizer of Christ, grant peace to the world through your prayers, and guard our souls from any danger. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἡ μόνη διὰ λόγου ἐν γαστρί, τὸν Λόγον κυήσασα, ῥῦσαι δεόμεθα, τῶν παγίδων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

We pray you, who by a word alone bore the Word within your womb, to deliver our souls from the entrapments of the foe. [SD]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode pl. 4.

Νοτίου θηρὸς ἐν σπλάγχνοις, παλάμας Ἰωνᾶς, σταυροειδῶς διεκπετάσας, τὸ σωτήριον πάθος, προδιετύπου σαφῶς· ὅθεν τριήμερος ἐκδύς, τὴν ὑπερκόσμιον ἀνάστασιν ὑπεζωγράφησε, τοῦ σαρκὶ προσπαγέντος Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ τριημέρῳ ἐγέρσει, τὸν κόσμον φωτίσαντος.

In the belly of the sea beast * the prophet Jonah prayed with his arms extended crosswise; * thus he clearly prefigured the saving Passion of Christ. * When after three days he emerged, * he was depicting the supernal resurrection from the dead * of Christ God, who was physically nailed to the Cross * and by His third-day arising illumined the universe. [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

Κοντάκιον. Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Kontakion. For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Ἡ τοῦ Προδρόμου ἔνδοξος ἀποτομή, οἰκονομία γέγονέ τις θεϊκή, ἵνα καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ τοῦ Σωτῆρος κηρύξῃ τὴν ἔλευσιν· θρηνείτω οὖν Ἡρῳδιάς, ἄνομον φόνον αἰτήσασα· οὐ νόμον γὰρ τὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ, οὐ ζῶντα αἰῶνα ἠγάπησεν, ἀλλ' ἐπίπλαστον πρόσκαιρον.

The Forerunner's glorious decapitation occurred out of divine dispensation, so that even to those in Hades he should declare the coming of the Savior. Therefore, mourn, O Herodias, who asked for unlawful murder: The law of God, nor the living age did she love, but one contrived and fleeting. [GKD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὰ γενέσια τοῦ Ἡρῴδου πᾶσιν ἐφάνησαν ἀνόσια, ὅτι ἐν μέσῳ τῶν τρυφώντων, ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ νηστεύοντος παρετέθη ὥσπερ ἔδεσμα, τῇ χαρᾷ συνήφθη λύπη, καὶ τῷ γέλωτι ἐκράθη πικρὸς ὀδυρμός, ὅτι τὴν κάραν τοῦ Βαπτιστοῦ πίνακι φέρουσα, ἐπὶ πάντων εἰσῆλθεν, ὡς εἶπεν, ἡ παῖς· καὶ διὰ οἶστρον, θρῆνος ἐπέπεσε πᾶσι τοῖς ἀριστήσασι τότε σὺν τῷ βασιλεῖ· οὐ γὰρ ἔτερψεν ἐκείνους, οὔτε Ἡρῴδην αὐτόν, φησί, καὶ ἐλυπήθησαν λύπην οὐκ ἀληθινήν, ἀλλ' ἐπίπλαστον πρόσκαιρον.

Herod's birthday festivities seemed to all unhallowed, for in the midst of the debauchers, the head of the Faster was like a meaty dish presented. Sadness joined to joy, and with laughter, wailing bitter blended; for as the girl entered in before all, bearing on a platter the brow of the Baptist through mad desire, as it says, lamentation fell likewise on the king and all the banqueters. For it did not delight them, nor Herod himself, it says; and they were dampened with a sadness that wasn't real, but one contrived and fleeting. [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΘʹ τοῦ αὐτου μηνὸς μνήμη τῆς ἀποτομῆς τῆς τιμίας Κεφαλῆς τοῦ ἁγίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου, Προδρόμου, καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου.

On August 29 we commemorate the beheading of the precious Head of the glorious Prophet and Forerunner Saint John the Baptist.

Ταῖς τοῦ σοῦ Προδρόμου, Χριστέ, πρεσβείαις ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Forerunner, O Christ, have mercy and save us. Amen.

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Σὲ νοητήν, Θεοτόκε κάμινον, κατανοοῦμεν οἱ πιστοὶ ὡς γὰρ Παῖδας ἔσωσε τρεῖς, ὁ ὑπερυψούμενος, ὅλον με τὸν ἄνθρωπον, ἐν τῇ γαστρί σου ἀνέπλασεν, ὁ αἰνετὸς τῶν Πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

We the faithful recognise you, O Mother of God, as a spiritual furnace; for as he, the highly exalted, saved the three Children, so he wholly refashioned me, humanity, in your womb, the God of our fathers. praised and glorified above all. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἔφριξε γῆ, ἀπεστράφη ἥλιος, καὶ συνεσκότασε τὸ φῶς, διεῤῥάγη τὸ τοῦ Ναοῦ θεῖον καταπέτασμα, πέτραι δὲ ἐσχίσθησαν· διὰ Σταυροῦ γὰρ ᾖρται ὁ δίκαιος, ὁ αἰνετός τῶν πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

The earth shuddered, the sun was turned back and with it the light was darkened, the sacred veil of the Temple was rent in two and the rocks were split; for the Just One had been made away with through a cross; the God of our Fathers. praised and glorified above all. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ γεγονώς, ὡσεὶ ἀβοήθητος, καὶ τραυματίας ἐν νεκροῖς, ἑκουσίως τὸ καθ' ἡμᾶς, ὁ ὑπερυψούμενος, πάντας ἠλευθέρωσας, καὶ κραταιᾷ χειρὶ συνανέστησας, ὁ αἰνετός τῶν πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

When you, the highly exalted, had willingly for ours sakes become as one with no help and a slain corpse among the dead, you freed us all and raised us up with you with a mighty hand, the God of our fathers. praised and glorified above all. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Χαῖρε πηγή, ἀειζώου νάματος· Χαῖρε Παράδεισε τρυφῆς· Χαῖρε τεῖχος τὸ τῶν πιστῶν· Χαῖρε Ἀπειρόγαμε· Χαῖρε ἡ παγκόσμιος χαρά, δι' ἧς ἡμῖν ἐξανέτειλεν, ὁ αἰνετός τῶν πατέρων, Θεὸς καὶ ὑπερένδοξος.

Hail, spring of ever-living water! Hail, Paradise of pleasure! Hail, wall for the faithful! Hail, Bride without bridegroom! Hail, joy of all the world! through whom there has dawned for us: the God of our fathers. praised and glorified above all. [EL]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 1 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Θεοῦ συγκατάβασιν.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The fire in Babylon.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἀκόλαστον ὄρεξιν, δεινήν τε μέθην καθοπλισάμενος, προσβαλὼν κατεῤῥάγης, πρὸς ἐγκρατείας πύργον ἀκλόνητον, καὶ σωφροσύνης πρὸς πόλιν ἀπόρθητον, τὸν τοῦ Χριστοῦ Βαπτιστήν, Ἡρῴδη ἄνομε.

While you were fully armed with wanton desire and heavy drunkenness, wicked Herod ⁄ you came up against the Baptist of Christ: ⁄ the unshaken tower of abstinence and prudence destroyed you ⁄ for he was a city that could not be taken. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Οὐκ ἔφριξε Πρόδρομε, οὐ συνεστάλη οὐ κατενάρκησεν, ἡ μεμαθητευμένη τῷ διαβόλῳ, τὴν σὴν προσφέρουσα, τιμίαν κάραν, ἀναιδῶς ἐν πίνακι, προβιβασμοῖς μητρικοῖς, ἐκμοχλευθεῖσα τὸν νοῦν.

You shone forth as a heralding light; as an angel. ⁄ As prophet you preached the Lamb of God who appeared as Christ. ⁄ As martyr, you were beheaded by the sword, ⁄ and you went before to announce Him to those in hell. [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὡς λύχνος προέλαμψας, προαπεστάλης δὲ ὥσπερ Ἄγγελος, ὡς Προφήτης κηρύττεις, ἀμνὸν Θεοῦ τὸν φανέντα Χριστόν, ὡς μάρτυς ξίφει κεφαλὴν ἐκτέτμησαι, προκαταγγέλλων αὐτόν, καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ νεκροῖς.

The girl taught by the devil did not fear or weaken, ⁄ nor was she numb as she carried your precious head on a platter, ⁄ her mind beguiled by her mother's advances. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ῥυσθέντες τῷ τόκῳ σου, τῆς καταδίκης τοῦ πάλαι πτώματος, τὴν φανεῖσαν αἰτίαν, ἐλευθερίας σὲ Μητροπάρθενε, σὺν τῷ Υἱῶ σου τῷ δόντι ἀντίλυτρον, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἑαυτὸν ἀεὶ δοξάζομεν.

We are delivered from the condemnation of the ancient fall ⁄ by your childbearing, Virgin Mother, ⁄ and together with your Son who gave you to us as a means of deliverance ⁄ we ever glorify you as the manifest cause of our freedom. [OCA]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 2 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Παῖδες Ἑβραίων.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (Servants, descendants.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Δοῦλος Δεσπότου παρουσίαν, ἑωσφόρος τε ἥλιον προμηνύων, Ἰωάννης εἰς ᾍδου, ἀνέδραμε κραυγάζων· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

As the morning-star foretokens the rising of the Sun, so John, the servant of the Coming of the Master, hastens to Hades, crying aloud: Blessed are You, O Lord our God, unto the ages! [SD]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὢ τῆς Ἡρῴδου ἀφροσύνης! τὸν ἰσάγγελον ἐν σώματι ἀΰλῳ, τῷ ἀσέμνῳ γυναίῳ, ὡς παίγνιον δωρεῖται· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ κράζοντα, ὁ Θεὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O, the folly of Herod! He gives to the degenerate wench as a toy the one who is the bodily equal of the angels, who sings thusly: Blessed are You, O Lord our God, unto the ages! [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Δέξαι μὲ Ἅγιε Ἁγίων, λιτανεύοντα ὑπὲρ τῆς Ἐκκλησίας, τῷ Δεσπότῃ βοᾷ, ὁ Πρόδρομος κραυγάζων· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

“As I pray for the Church,” shouts the Forerunner to the Master, “accept me, O Holy of Holies, as I cry aloud: Blessed are You, O Lord our God, unto the ages!” [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἔστησας ῥύμην τοῦ θανάτου, τὸν ἀθάνατον Θεὸν ὡς συλλαβοῦσα, καὶ τεκοῦσα Ἁγνή, ᾧ πάντες μελῳδοῦμεν· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You halted the onslaught of death by conceiving and bearing the deathless God, O Pure One. To Him we all sing: Blessed are You, O Lord our God, unto the ages! [SD]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode pl. 4.

Ἔκνοον πρόσταγμα τυράννου δυσσεβοῦς, λαοὺς ἐκλόνησε, πνέον ἀπειλῆς καὶ δυσφημίας θεοστυγοῦς. Ὅμως τρεῖς Παῖδας οὐκ ἐδειμάτωσε, θυμὸς θηριώδης, οὐ πῦρ βρόμιον· ἀλλ' ἀντηχούντι δροσοβόλῳ πνεύματι, πυρὶ συνόντες ἔψαλλον· Ὁ ὑπερύμνητος, τῶν πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The impious tyrant's preposterous decree disturbed the populace, * breathing threats and blasphemous pronouncements hateful to God. * His brutal anger did not intimidate * the three Servants, nor did the consuming fire. * But when the dew-laden breeze whistled against the fire, they joined it and together sang, * "Blessed are You, O Lord. You are highly praised, O God, the God of our fathers." [SD]

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode 1. Heirmos (not metered).

Ἐν καμίνῳ Παῖδες Ἰσραήλ, ὡς ἐν χωνευτηρίῳ, τῷ κάλλει τῆς εὐσεβείας, καθαρώτερον χρυσοῦ, ἀπέστιλβον λέγοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε πάντα τὰ ἔργα, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

In the furnace, as in a smelter, the Israelite Youths shone with the beauty of godliness brighter than gold as they said: All you his works bless the Lord, praise and highly exalt him to all the ages. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὁ βουλήσει ἅπαντα ποιῶν, ὁ καὶ μετασκευάζων, ἐκτρέπων σκιὰν θανάτου, εἰς αἰώνιον ζωήν, τῷ πάθει σου Λόγε Θεοῦ, σὲ ἀπαύστως πάντα τὰ ἔργα, ὡς Κύριον ὑμνοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O Word of God, maker and transformer of all things by your will, changing the shadow of death into everlasting life by your Passion, unceasingly we, all your works, praise you as Lord, and highly exalt you throughout all the ages. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ καθεῖλες σύντριμμα Χριστέ, καὶ τὴν ταλαιπωρίαν, ἐν πύλαις καὶ ὀχυρώμασι τοῦ ᾅδου, ἀναστὰς ἐκ τάφου τριήμερος. Σὲ ἀπαύστως πάντα τὰ ἔργα, ὡς Κύριον ὑμνοῦσι, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦσιν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

By rising on the third day, O Christ, you destroyed the misery and wretchedness within the gates and strongholds of Hell. Unceasingly all your works praise you as Lord, and highly exalt you throughout all the ages. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τὴν ἀσπόρως καὶ ὑπερφυῶς, ἐξ ἀστραπῆς τῆς θείας, τεκοῦσαν τὸν μαργαρίτην, τὸν πολύτιμον Χριστόν, ὑμνήσωμεν λέγοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε πάντα τὰ ἔργα, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Let us praise her who without seed and beyond nature brought forth Christ the precious pearl from the divine lightning as we say: All you his works bless the Lord, praise and highly exalt him throughout all the ages. [EL]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 1 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἑπταπλασίως κάμινον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The tyrant king.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ὁ προδραμὼν τοῦ τόκου σου, καὶ τοῦ θείου παθήματος, ἐν τοῖς κατωτάτοις, διὰ ξίφους γίνεται, Προφήτης καὶ Ἄγγελος, καὶ τῆς ἐκεῖ εἰσόδου σου, ὡς φωνὴ τοῦ Λόγου, Ἰωάννης κραυγάζων· Νεκροὶ τὸν ζωοδότην, τυφλοὶ τὸν φωτοδότην, αἰχμάλωτοι τὸν ῥύστην, Χριστὸν ὑπερυψοῦτε.

The one who came before Your birth and divine Passion, ⁄ is by a sword, in the depths of the earth. ⁄ The Prophet and Messenger of Your descent to there, ⁄ John cries as the Voice of the Word: ⁄ Dead, exalt the Giver of Life; blind, the Giver of light! ⁄ Prisoners, exalt Christ as the Deliverer above all forever! [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Παρθενικῆς γεννήσεως, προδραμὼν ἐκ στειρώσεως, νῦν τῆς ἑκουσίου τοῦ τὰ πάντα κτίσαντος, ὑπῆρξας σταυρώσεως, προοδευτὴς ἐκτμήσεως, τῆς κεφαλικῆς, τοῖς ἐν τῷ, ᾍδῃ κραυγάζων· Νεκροὶ τὸν ζωοδότην, τυφλοὶ τὸν φωτοδότην, αἰχμάλωτοι τὸν ῥύστην Χριστὸν ὑπερυψοῦτε.

You, who came from a barren mother as forerunner to the virgin birth, ⁄ now, by your beheading, have become the precursor ⁄ of the voluntary crucifixion of the Creator of all. ⁄ And to those in Hades you cry out: ⁄ Dead, exalt the Giver of Life; blind, the Giver of light! ⁄ Prisoners, exalt Christ as the Deliverer above all forever! [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Τῆς Κεφαλῆς τοῦ σώματος, ἐκτμηθείσης σου Πρόδρομε, ἡ τῆς σῆς σαρκὸς ψυχὴ ἡγεμονεύουσα, ἐκ ταύτης διῄρητο, ἀλλ' ἡ Θεότης ἐκ τῆς σαρκός, τοῦ Ἐμμανουὴλ οὐ διῃρέθη ἐντεῦθεν, ὀστοῦν οὐ συνετρίβη τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ Δεσπότου· διὸ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Your head, Forerunner, was cut from your body, ⁄ and your soul which had led it, was parted from it. ⁄ But the divine nature never parted from the flesh of Emmanuel; ⁄ not one bone of the God and Master was broken. ⁄ Therefore we exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Κυριοτόκε δέσποινα, τῆς ψυχῆς μου τὰ τραύματα καὶ τὰς ὠτειλάς, τῇ συμπαθεῖ πρεσβείᾳ σου, Παρθένε ἐξάλειψον, καὶ πεπτωκότα ἔγειρον, σῶσόν με πανάμωμε, τὸν ἄσωτον σῶσον· σὺ γάρ μου εἶ προστάτις, καὶ ἀντίληψις μόνη, ἁγνὴ εὐλογημένη, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Most pure Lady, the Mother of the Lord, ⁄ by your compassionate intercessions, ⁄ purify the open wounds and sores of my soul. ⁄ Raise me up and save me, fallen as the Prodigal, spotless Virgin. ⁄ for you are my advocate and only defence, ⁄ pure and ever-blessed One! [OCA]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 2 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἑπταπλασίως κάμινον.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The tyrant king.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Παρανομῶν ὁ τύραννος, Ἡρῴδης ὁ ἀλάστωρ ποτέ, καὶ εἰς εὐωχίαν, γενεσίων παρατραπείς, τὴν παῖδα ὀρχήσασθαι, παρασκευάζει ὅρκοις, αὐτὴν πείσας πᾶσαν αἴτησιν αὐτῆς, ἐκπληρῶσαι· ἡ δὲ ἐκβιβασθεῖσα, διδαχαῖς ταῖς μητρῴαις, ἐν πίνακι αἰτεῖται, τὴν κάραν τοῦ Προδρόμου.

In the carousals and debauchery of his birthday, the accursed and lawless tyrant Herod swears with oaths that he will grant every request of the young lady, thus preparing her for her dance; and she, following her mother’s instructions, asks for the head of the Forerunner on a platter. [SD]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Μιαιφονίας ἔγκλημα, ἑαυτῷ κληρωσάμενος, κόλασιν ἀπέραντον, Ἡρῴδης ὁ ἄθλιος, ὁ ἄναξ εἰσπράττεται, παρανομήσας ἄθεσμα· ἔδεσμα γὰρ ὥσπερ, τῇ τραπέζῃ προσάγει, τὴν κάραν τοῦ Προδρόμου, ἀπελέγχουσαν τοῦτον, σὺν τῇ Ἡρῳδιάδι, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

For the charge of bloodguiltiness, Herod, that miserable wretch, inherits for himself the endless divine retribution exacted on transgressors; for the head of the Forerunner is carried to the table like food, and it reproaches him and Herodias, unto all the ages. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὁ φαεινός, Ἀπόστολος, τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Πρόδρομος, μάκαρ Ἰωάννη, Προφητῶν ὁ πρόκριτος, λιταῖς σου περίσῳζε, τοὺς ἐκτελοῦντας πόθῳ σου, μνήμην τὴν φαιδράν, καὶ φωτοφόρον βοῶντας· οἱ παῖδες εὐλογεῖτε, ἱερεῖς ἀνυμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, Χριστὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

O blessed John, the highest of the Prophets, and the radiant Forerunner and Apostle of the Lord, guard by your prayers those who, with longing, celebrate your brilliant and light-bearing memory as they shout: O you Servants, bless Christ; O priests, extol Him; O people, exalt Him, unto all the ages. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἁγιωτέρα πέφυκας, τῶν Ἀγγέλων κυήσασα, Κόρη Παναγία, τὸν Ἁγίοις Ἅγιον, δι' οἶκτον γενόμενον, ὅπερ ἑσμὲν ἀφύρτως βροτοί, σῶσαι τοὺς αὐτῷ, ἀναβοῶντας ἀπαύστως· Οἱ παῖδες εὐλογεῖτε, Ἱερεῖς ἀνυμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, Χριστὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

In bearing the Holy of Holies, O all-holy Lady, you were made more holy than the Angels; for in His pity for us, He truly became a man, without confusion, to save those who ceaselessly shout: O you Servants, bless Christ; O priests, extol Him; O people, exalt Him, unto all the ages. [SD]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode pl. 4.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Εὐλογεῖτε Παῖδες, τῆς Τριάδος ἰσάριθμοι, δημιουργὸν Πατέρα Θεόν· ὑμνεῖτε τὸν συγκαταβάντα Λόγον, καὶ τὸ πῦρ εἰς δρόσον μεταποιήσαντα· καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, τὸ πᾶσι ζωὴν παρέχον, Πνεῦμα πανάγιον εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You three pious Servants, * same in number as the Trinity, * bless God the Father, Maker of all; * sing a hymn to the Word who condescended * and who changed the fire in the furnace into dew; * as for the all-holy Spirit, who gives life to all, exalt It * beyond measure unto the ages. [SD]

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

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Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ἐξανέστης ὡς Θεός, ἐκ τοῦ τάφου ἐν δόξῃ, καὶ κόσμον συνανέστησας, καὶ ἡ φύσις τῶν βροτῶν ὡς Θεόν σε ἀνύμνησε, καὶ θάνατος ἠφάνισται, καὶ ὁ Ἀδὰμ χορεύει, Δέσποτα, καὶ ἡ Εὔα νῦν ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν λυτρουμένη, χαίρει κράζουσα· Σὺ εἶ ὁ πᾶσι παρέχων, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

You arose from the sepulcher in glory as God, and with yourself resurrected the world. And mortal nature extolled You as God, and death was obliterated, and Adam is dancing, O Master; and Eve, now redeemed from the bonds, rejoices crying out: O Christ, You are He who grants resurrection to all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα τριήμερον ἀνυμνήσωμεν, ὡς Θεὸν παντοδύναμον, καὶ πύλας τοῦ ᾅδου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τοὺς ἀπ' αἰῶνος ἐκ τάφου ἐγείραντα, Μυροφόροις ὀφθέντα καθὼς ηὐδόκησε, πρώταις ταύταις τό, Χαίρετε, φήσας· καὶ Ἀποστόλοις χαρὰν μηνύων, ὡς μόνος ζωοδότης. Ὅθεν πίστει αἱ γυναῖκες, Μαθηταῖς σύμβολα νίκης εὐαγγελίζονται, καὶ ᾅδης στενάζει, καὶ θάνατος ὀδύρεται, καὶ κόσμος ἀγάλλεται, καὶ πάντες συγχαίρουσι· Σὺ γὰρ παρέσχες πᾶσι, Χριστὲ τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

Let us extol, as omnipotent God, the One who rose on the third day, and who smashed the gates of Hades, and who raised from the tomb those who were there from all time, and who was seen by the myrrh-bearing women as He so willed, uttering to them first of all the greeting, Rejoice, and to the Apostles declaring the joy, as the only Giver of life. Therefore in faith the women announce to the Disciples the tokens of victory. And Hades groans, and Death laments, and the world exults and all people rejoice together. For You, O Christ, are He who grants resurrection to all. [GKD]

Κοντάκιον. Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Kontakion. For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Ἡ τοῦ Προδρόμου ἔνδοξος ἀποτομή, οἰκονομία γέγονέ τις θεϊκή, ἵνα καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ τοῦ Σωτῆρος κηρύξῃ τὴν ἔλευσιν· θρηνείτω οὖν Ἡρῳδιάς, ἄνομον φόνον αἰτήσασα· οὐ νόμον γὰρ τὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ, οὐ ζῶντα αἰῶνα ἠγάπησεν, ἀλλ' ἐπίπλαστον πρόσκαιρον.

The Forerunner's glorious decapitation occurred out of divine dispensation, so that even to those in Hades he should declare the coming of the Savior. Therefore, mourn, O Herodias, who asked for unlawful murder: The law of God, nor the living age did she love, but one contrived and fleeting. [GKD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὰ γενέσια τοῦ Ἡρῴδου πᾶσιν ἐφάνησαν ἀνόσια, ὅτι ἐν μέσῳ τῶν τρυφώντων, ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ νηστεύοντος παρετέθη ὥσπερ ἔδεσμα, τῇ χαρᾷ συνήφθη λύπη, καὶ τῷ γέλωτι ἐκράθη πικρὸς ὀδυρμός, ὅτι τὴν κάραν τοῦ Βαπτιστοῦ πίνακι φέρουσα, ἐπὶ πάντων εἰσῆλθεν, ὡς εἶπεν, ἡ παῖς· καὶ διὰ οἶστρον, θρῆνος ἐπέπεσε πᾶσι τοῖς ἀριστήσασι τότε σὺν τῷ βασιλεῖ· οὐ γὰρ ἔτερψεν ἐκείνους, οὔτε Ἡρῴδην αὐτόν, φησί, καὶ ἐλυπήθησαν λύπην οὐκ ἀληθινήν, ἀλλ' ἐπίπλαστον πρόσκαιρον.

Herod's birthday festivities seemed to all unhallowed, for in the midst of the debauchers, the head of the Faster was like a meaty dish presented. Sadness joined to joy, and with laughter, wailing bitter blended; for as the girl entered in before all, bearing on a platter the brow of the Baptist through mad desire, as it says, lamentation fell likewise on the king and all the banqueters. For it did not delight them, nor Herod himself, it says; and they were dampened with a sadness that wasn't real, but one contrived and fleeting. [GKD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΘʹ τοῦ αὐτου μηνὸς μνήμη τῆς ἀποτομῆς τῆς τιμίας Κεφαλῆς τοῦ ἁγίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου, Προδρόμου, καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου.

On August 29 we commemorate the beheading of the precious Head of the glorious Prophet and Forerunner Saint John the Baptist.

Ταῖς τοῦ σοῦ Προδρόμου, Χριστέ, πρεσβείαις ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By the intercessions of Your Forerunner, O Christ, have mercy and save us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

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Καταβασίαι τοῦ Σταυροῦ

Katavasias of the Cross

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode i. Mode pl. 4.

Σταυρὸν χαράξας Μωσῆς, ἐπ' εὐθείας ῥάβδῳ, τὴν Ἐρυθρὰν διέτεμε, τῷ Ἰσραὴλ πεζεύσαντι· τὴν δὲ ἐπιστρεπτικῶς, Φαραὼ τοῖς ἅρμασι, κροτήσας ἥνωσεν, ἐπ' εὔρους διαγράψας, τὸ ἀήττητον ὅπλον· διὸ Χριστῷ ᾄσωμεν, τῷ Θεῷ ἡμῶν ὅτι δεδόξασται.

Moses prefigured the Cross. * Lifting up the rod, he stretched out his hand and split the Sea for Israel to cross on land. * Then he stretched it out again, * and the sea returned and covered Pharaoh's chariots. * The Cross was thus portrayed as our invincible armor. * So let us sing to the Lord, * Christ our God, for He is greatly glorified. [SD]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

Ῥάβδος εἰς τύπον, τοῦ μυστηρίου παραλαμβάνεται· τῷ βλαστῷ γὰρ προκρίνει τὸν ἱερέα· τῇ στειρευούσῃ δὲ πρῴην, Ἐκκλησίᾳ νῦν ἐξήνθησε, ξύλον Σταυροῦ, εἰς κράτος καὶ στερέωμα.

The rod of Aaron is seen as typifying the mystery; * for it budded, and thus was the priest selected. * Now in the Church, that was barren once, the Cross of Christ, like a tree, * has blossomed forth, * as power and a firm support. [SD]

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε, τῆς οἰκονομίας σου τὸ μυστήριον, κατενόησα τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ἐδόξασά σου τὴν θεότητα.

I have heard the report, O Lord, * of Your incarnation, which is a mystery. * I considered Your astounding works, * and I glorified Your divinity. [SD]

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ὢ τρισμακάριστον ξύλον! ἐν ᾧ ἐτάθη Χριστός, ὁ Βασιλεὺς καὶ Κύριος· δι' οὗ πέπτωκεν ὁ ξύλῳ ἀπατήσας, τῷ ἐν σοὶ δελεασθείς, Θεῷ τῷ προσπαγέντι σαρκί, τῷ παρέχοντι, τὴν εἰρήνην ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν.

Tree of the Cross, you are thrice-blessed, * for Jesus Christ, who is King and Lord, was crucified on you. * Through you fallen is the one who by a tree deceived us, * for he was lured by God who in the flesh indeed * was hung and nailed to you, * and who grants to our souls His peace. [SD]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

Νοτίου θηρὸς ἐν σπλάγχνοις, παλάμας Ἰωνᾶς, σταυροειδῶς διεκπετάσας, τὸ σωτήριον πάθος, προδιετύπου σαφῶς· ὅθεν τριήμερος ἐκδύς, τὴν ὑπερκόσμιον ἀνάστασιν ὑπεζωγράφησε, τοῦ σαρκὶ προσπαγέντος Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ τριημέρῳ ἐγέρσει, τὸν κόσμον φωτίσαντος.

In the belly of the sea beast * the prophet Jonah prayed with his arms extended crosswise; * thus he clearly prefigured the saving Passion of Christ. * When after three days he emerged, * he was depicting the supernal resurrection from the dead * of Christ God, who was physically nailed to the Cross * and by His third-day arising illumined the universe. [SD]

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

Ἔκνοον πρόσταγμα τυράννου δυσσεβοῦς, λαοὺς ἐκλόνησε, πνέον ἀπειλῆς καὶ δυσφημίας θεοστυγοῦς. Ὅμως τρεῖς Παῖδας οὐκ ἐδειμάτωσε, θυμὸς θηριώδης, οὐ πῦρ βρόμιον· ἀλλ' ἀντηχούντι δροσοβόλῳ πνεύματι, πυρὶ συνόντες ἔψαλλον· Ὁ ὑπερύμνητος, τῶν πατέρων καὶ ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

The impious tyrant's preposterous decree disturbed the populace, * breathing threats and blasphemous pronouncements hateful to God. * His brutal anger did not intimidate * the three Servants, nor did the consuming fire. * But when the dew-laden breeze whistled against the fire, they joined it and together sang, * "Blessed are You, O Lord. You are highly praised, O God, the God of our fathers." [SD]

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

Εὐλογεῖτε Παῖδες, τῆς Τριάδος ἰσάριθμοι, δημιουργὸν Πατέρα Θεόν· ὑμνεῖτε τὸν συγκαταβάντα Λόγον, καὶ τὸ πῦρ εἰς δρόσον μεταποιήσαντα· καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, τὸ πᾶσι ζωὴν παρέχον, Πνεῦμα πανάγιον εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You three pious Servants, * same in number as the Trinity, * bless God the Father, Maker of all; * sing a hymn to the Word who condescended * and who changed the fire in the furnace into dew; * as for the all-holy Spirit, who gives life to all, exalt It * beyond measure unto the ages. [SD]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν Ἁγίοις ἐπαναπαύῃ, 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 holy, our God, who rest among the Saints, 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.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. (δίς) Αἰνεσάτω πνοή πᾶσα τὸν Κύριον.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. (2) Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. [SAAS]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Καὶ ὑπέρ τοῦ καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς τῆς ἀκροάσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord our God that we may be made worthy to hear the holy Gospel.

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to John.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Ιʹ

Eothinon 10

Ἰωάννην ΚΑʹ 1-14

John. 21:1-14

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἐφανέρωσεν ἑαυτὸν ὁ Ἰησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ, ἐγερθεὶς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης τῆς Τιβεριάδος, ἐφανέρωσε δὲ οὕτως· Ἦσαν ὁμοῦ Σίμων Πέτρος, καὶ Θωμᾶς ὁ λεγόμενος Δίδυμος, καὶ Ναθαναὴλ ὁ ἀπὸ Κανᾶ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, καὶ οἱ τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου, καὶ ἄλλοι ἐκ τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ δύο. Λέγει αὐτοῖς Σίμων Πέτρος· Ὑπάγω ἁλιεύειν. Λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· Ἐρχόμεθα καὶ ἡμεῖς σὺν σοί. Ἐξῆλθον καὶ ἀνέβησαν εἰς τὸ πλοῖον εὐθύς, καὶ ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ νυκτὶ ἐπίασαν οὐδέν. Πρωΐας δὲ ἤδη γενομένης ἔστη ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς τὸν αἰγιαλόν· οὐ μέντοι ᾔδεισαν οἱ μαθηταὶ ὅτι Ἰησοῦς ἐστι. Λέγει οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Παιδία, μή τι προσφάγιον ἔχετε; ἀπεκρίθησαν αὐτῷ· Οὔ· ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Βάλετε εἰς τὰ δεξιὰ μέρη τοῦ πλοίου τὸ δίκτυον, καὶ εὑρήσετε. Ἔβαλον οὖν, καὶ οὐκέτι αὐτὸ ἑλκύσαι ἴσχυσαν ἀπὸ τοῦ πλήθους τῶν ἰχθύων. Λέγει οὖν ὁ μαθητὴς ἐκεῖνος ὃν ἠγάπα ὁ Ἰησοῦς τῷ Πέτρῳ· Ὁ Κύριός ἐστι. Σίμων οὖν Πέτρος, ἀκούσας ὅτι ὁ Κύριός ἐστι, τὸν ἐπενδύτην διεζώσατο - ἦν γὰρ γυμνὸς -, καὶ ἔβαλεν ἑαυτὸν εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν, οἱ δὲ ἄλλοι μαθηταὶ τῷ πλοιαρίῳ ἦλθον - οὐ γὰρ ἦσαν μακρὰν ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς, ἀλλ' ὡς ἀπὸ πηχῶν διακοσίων -, σύροντες τὸ δίκτυον τῶν ἰχθύων. Ὡς οὖν ἀπέβησαν εἰς τὴν γῆν, βλέπουσιν ἀνθρακιὰν κειμένην καὶ ὀψάριον ἐπικείμενον, καὶ ἄρτον. Λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Ἐνέγκατε ἀπὸ τῶν ὀψαρίων ὧν ἐπιάσατε νῦν. Ἀνέβη οὖν Σίμων Πέτρος, καὶ εἵλκυσε τὸ δίκτυον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, μεστὸν ἰχθύων μεγάλων ἑκατὸν πεντηκοντατριῶν, καὶ τοσούτων ὄντων, οὐκ ἐσχίσθη τὸ δίκτυον. Λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Δεῦτε ἀριστήσατε. Οὐδεὶς δὲ ἐτόλμα τῶν μαθητῶν ἐξετάσαι αὐτόν. Σὺ τίς εἶ; εἰδότες ὅτι ὁ Κύριός ἐστιν. Ἔρχεται οὖν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ λαμβάνει τὸν ἄρτον, καὶ δίδωσιν αὐτοῖς, καὶ τὸ ὀψάριον ὁμοίως. Τοῦτο ἤδη τρίτον ἐφανερώθη ὁ Ἰησοῦς τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ, ἐγερθεὶς ἐκ νεκρῶν.

At that time, Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and He revealed Himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas, called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there with fish lying on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask Him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after He was raised from the dead. [RSV]

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

(Glory to You, O Lord, glory to You.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀνάστασιν Χριστοῦ θεασάμενοι, προσκυνήσωμεν Ἅγιον Κύριον Ἰησοῦν, τὸν μόνον ἀναμάρτητον. Τὸν Σταυρόν σου, Χριστέ, προσκυνοῦμεν καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν σου ἀνάστασιν ὑμνοῦμεν καὶ δοξάζομεν· σὺ γὰρ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐκτός σου ἄλλον οὐκ οἴδαμεν, τὸ ὄνομά σου ὀνομάζομεν. Δεῦτε πάντες οἱ πιστοί, προσκυνήσωμεν τὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἁγίαν ἀνάστασιν· ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἦλθε διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ χαρὰ ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ. Διὰ παντὸς εὐλογοῦντες τὸν Κύριον, ὑμνοῦμεν τὴν ἀνάστασιν αὐτοῦ· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας δι' ἡμᾶς, θανάτῳ θάνατον ὤλεσεν.

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. Your Cross, O Christ, we venerate, and Your holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For You are our God; apart from You we know no other; we call upon Your name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ; for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to the whole world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us praise His Resurrection; for having endured the Cross for us, He destroyed death by death. [GOA]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

[Ἐλεήμων,] Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

[Merciful,] Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin.

Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me.

Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε.

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.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου.

For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me.

Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι.

Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom.

Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι.

You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον.

Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions.

Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.

Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit.

Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι.

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You.

Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου.

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness.

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου.

O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις.

For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings.

Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἰερουσαλήμ.

Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

Then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings.

Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους. Καὶ ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός.

Then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. And have mercy on me, O God. [SAAS]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ταῖς τῶν Ἀποστόλων πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Apostles, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

At the intercession of the Theotokos, O Lord of mercy, blot out my many offences. [SD]

Στίχ. Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου.

Verse: Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression.

Ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, καθὼς προεῖπεν, ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν τὴν αἰώνιον ζωήν, καὶ μέγα ἔλεος.

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy. [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σῶσον ὁ Θεὸς τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· ἐπίσκεψαι τὸν κόσμον σου ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· ὕψωσον κέρας Χριστιανῶν Ὀρθοδόξων καὶ κατάπεμψον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὰ ἐλέη σου τὰ πλούσια· πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου ἐνδόξου Προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἐν ἁγίοις Πατέρων ἡμῶν μεγάλων Ἱεραρχῶν καὶ οἰκουμενικῶν Διδασκάλων, Βασιλείου τοῦ Μεγάλου, Γρηγορίου τοῦ Θεολόγου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου, Ἀθανασίου, Κυρίλλου καὶ Ἰωάννου τοῦ Ἐλεήμονος Πατριαρχῶν Ἀλεξανδρίας· Νικολάου τοῦ ἐν Μύροις, Σπυρίδωνος Τριμυθοῦντος καὶ Νεκταρίου Πενταπόλεως τῶν θαυματουργῶν· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μεγαλομαρτύρων Γεωργίου τοῦ Τροπαιοφόρου, Δημητρίου τοῦ Μυροβλήτου, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Τήρωνος, Θεοδώρου τοῦ Στρατηλάτου, Μηνᾶ τοῦ θαυματουργοῦ· τῶν Ἱερομαρτύρων Χαραλάμπους καὶ Ἐλευθερίου, τῆς ἁγίας ἐνδόξου Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ πανευφήμου Εὐφημίας· τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων Μαρτύρων Θέκλας, Βαρβάρας, Ἀναστασίας, Αἰκατερίνης, Κυριακῆς, Φωτεινῆς, Μαρίνης, Παρασκευῆς καὶ Εἰρήνης· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ Θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων. Ἱκετεύομέν σε, μόνε πολυέλεε Κύριε, ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν δεομένων σου καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

O God, save your people and bless your inheritance. Look upon your world with mercy and compassion. Raise the Orthodox Christians in glory, and send down upon us your rich mercies, through the intercessions of our most pure Lady the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, the power of the precious and life giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless Powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable and glorious prophet, and forerunner John the Baptist, whose memory we celebrate; the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy Apostles, our Fathers among the Saints, the great hierarchs and ecumenical teachers, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, Athanasios, Cyril, and John the Merciful, patriarchs of Alexandria; Nicholas, bishop of Myra, Spyridon, bishop of Trimythous, Nektarios of Pentapolis, the wonder-workers; the holy, glorious great Martyrs George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrobletes, Theodore the Teron, and Theodore the General, Menas the Wonderworker, the Hieromartyrs Haralambos and Eleftherios; the holy, glorious, and victorious martyrs; the glorious great Martyr and all-laudable Euphemia; the holy and glorious Martyrs Thecla, Barbara, Anastasia, Katherine, Kyriake, Fotene, Marina, Paraskeve and Irene; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; (local patron saint); the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all your Saints. We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς καὶ φιλανθρωπίᾳ τοῦ μονογενοῦς σου Υἱοῦ, μεθ' οὗ εὐλογητὸς εἰ, σὺν τῷ παναγίῳ καὶ ἀγαθῷ καὶ ζωοποιῷ σου Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

Through the mercy, compassion, and love of mankind of your only-begotten Son, with whom you are blessed, together with your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

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

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος αʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode 1. Heirmos.

Τύπον τῆς ἁγνῆς λοχείας σου, πυρπολουμένη βάτος ἔδειξεν ἄφλεκτος, καὶ νῦν καθ' ἡμῶν, τῶν πειρασμῶν ἀγριαίνουσαν, κατασβέσαι αἰτοῦμεν τὴν κάμινον, ἵνα σε Θεοτόκε, ἀκαταπαύστως μεγαλύνωμεν.

Burning, yet remaining unconsumed, * the bush disclosed a type of your virgin childbirth. * And now we entreat that you extinguish the furnace of * fierce temptations, for it is besetting us; * that we, O Theotokos, * may praise you ceaselessly and magnify. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὢ πῶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ ἄνομος, ὁ ἀπειθὴς καὶ πονηρὰ βουλευσάμενος, τὸν ἀλάστορα καὶ ἀσεβῆ ἐδικαίωσε, τὸν δὲ δίκαιον ξύλῳ κατέκρινε, τὸν Κύριον τῆς δόξης! Ὃν ἐπαξίως μεγαλύνομεν.

Oh, how could that disobedient * and lawless people, who had deliberated vice, * justify a man who was an impious criminal, * while to the tree condemning the Righteous One * who is the Lord of glory * and whom befittingly we magnify. [SD]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σῶτερ, ὁ ἀμνὸς ὁ ἄμωμος, ὁ τὴν τοῦ κόσμου ἁμαρτίαν ἀράμενος, σὲ δοξάζομεν τὸν ἀναστάντα τριήμερον, σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ θείῳ σου Πνεύματι, καὶ Κύριον τῆς δόξης, θεολογοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

Savior, as the blameless Lamb of God * who has taken away all the sins of all the world, * we glorify You who resurrected on the third day, * and Your Father and all-holy Spirit too. * And thus theologizing, * the Lord of glory do we magnify. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σῶσον τὸν λαόν σου Κύριε, ὅν περ ἐκτήσω τῷ τιμίῳ σου αἵματι, κατ' ἐχθρῶν ἰσχὺν τῷ βασιλεῖ χαριζόμενος, καὶ ταῖς σαῖς Ἐκκλησίαις Φιλάνθρωπε, βραβεύων τὴν εἰρήνην, τῆς Θεοτόκου ταῖς ἐντεύξεσιν.

Save, O Lord, Your people that You love * and that You purchased dearly with Your most precious blood, * granting might against our every foe to the Emperor * and on all of Your churches bestowing peace, * in Your great love for mankind, * at the entreaties of the Mother of God. [SD]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν Aʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 1 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἔφριξε πᾶσα ἀκοή.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (All hearers.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Ἔφριξε φάλαγξ πονηρά, καὶ ὁ ταύτης πρωτοστάτης διάβολος, τὴν θεολόγον σου, Προφῆτα γλῶσσαν Χριστὸν κηρύττουσαν, καὶ διὰ κόρης ἀσελγοῦς, Ἡρῴδην ἀνέπεισε, καρατομῆσαί σε· ἀλλ' ἡμεῖς σε οἱ πιστοὶ μεγαλύνομεν.

The gathering of evil men, and their advocate the devil ⁄ feared your tongue that spoke of God and proclaimed Christ, Prophet, ⁄ and through the wanton girl, Herod submitted and beheaded you: ⁄ but we faithful magnify you! [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Φάραγξ μὲν φύσις ταπεινή, ἀνυψώθη καὶ βουνὸς τεταπείνωται, ἡ τοῦ θανάτου ὀφρύς· φωνὴ βοῶντος γὰρ ἀνακέκραγεν, ἐν τοῖς ἐρήμοις τοῦ φωτός, τοῦ, ᾍδου σκηνώμασι. Τὰς πύλας ἄρατε· Βασιλεὺς γὰρ δυνατὸς εἰσελεύσεται.

The valleys of humble nature were exalted, ⁄ and the hills brought low through the arrogance of death, ⁄ for the Voice that had cried in the wilderness ⁄ called to light those who were dwelling in hell: ⁄ Open wide, you gates, for the King of Glory shall enter! [OCA]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Φρίττουσι πάθη τῶν βροτῶν, καὶ τῷ φόβῳ δραπετεύουσι δαίμονες, τὴν ἐπισκίασιν, τῆς ἐκ Θεοῦ σοι δοθείσης χάριτος, ἀλλ' ἀμφοτέρων πειρασμῶν, τὴν ποίμνην σου φύλαττε, Κυρίου Πρόδρομε, τὴν ἐν πίστει σε ἀεὶ μεγαλύνουσαν.

Mankind's passions tremble, and demons run in fear ⁄ at the overshadowing of grace given you by God, ⁄ but, Forerunner of the Lord, from both of those temptations ⁄ deliver the flock that ever magnifies you! [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἔντεινε καὶ κατευοδοῦ, καὶ βασίλευε Υἱὲ Θεομήτορος, Ἰσμαηλίτην λαόν, καθυποτάσσων τὸν πολεμοῦντα ἡμᾶς, τῷ ὀρθοδόξῳ βασιλεῖ, νίκας χαριζόμενος, κατὰ βαρβάρων ἐχθρῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς τεκούσης σε Λόγε Θεοῦ.

Son of the Theotokos: ⁄ go forth, ride prosperously and reign. ⁄ Place the forces of Ishmael that fight against us, beneath our feet, ⁄ and grant victory to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries ⁄ by the intercessions of her who bore You, Word of God. [OCA]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-2

Κανὼν Bʹ τοῦ Προδρόμου.

Canon 2 for the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἐξέστη ἐπὶ τούτῳ.

Mode pl. 4. N/M (The heavens.)

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Φωνὴ βοῶντος ἔφυς ὦ Βαπτιστά· ἐκ Προφήτου Προφήτης γὰρ ἔλαμψας, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ. Μετανοεῖτε πᾶσι βοῶν, καὶ τὸν Ἡρῴδην ἤλεγξας, πράττοντα ἀσέμνως τὰ ἀσελγῆ· διὸ καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ προέδραμες κηρύττων, τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν.

Shining forth in the desert as a Prophet born from a Prophet, O Baptist, you were the voice that cried aloud, calling all to repentance, and reproaching Herod for his vulgar licentiousness; and for this, you ran ahead to those in Hades, proclaiming the Kingdom of our God. [SD]

Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Baptist of Christ, intercede for us.

Μητρὸς Ἡρῳδιάδος ἐκβιασθέν, ἀναιδέστατον κόριον ᾔτησε, τοῦ Βαπτιστοῦ, κάραν ἐκτμηθῆναι τὴν ἱεράν, τότε Ἡρῴδης τάχιστα, ἔδεσμα καθάπερ παρατεθέν, προστάττει ἐν τρυβλίῳ, δοθῆναι ὥσπερ δῶρον, τούτου ἐλέγχουσαν ἄνοιαν.

The cruel and wanton young lady, encouraged by her mother Herodias, requested of Herod that he might chop off the holy head of the Baptist. Then Herod quickly ordered that it be served like food in a dish, and offered as though a gift, which itself reproached his folly. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς μάρτυς καὶ Προφήτης καὶ Βαπτιστής, ὡς φωνή τε καὶ λύχνος καὶ Ἄγγελος, ὑπὸ Θεοῦ, μείζων Προφητῶν τε μαρτυρηθείς, δυσώπησον τὸν Κύριον, ῥύσασθαι παντοίων ἐκ πειρασμῶν, καὶ βλάβης ἐναντίας, τοὺς πόθῳ ἐκτελοῦντας, σοῦ τὴν φωσφόρον μνήμην Πρόδρομε.

O Forerunner, since you are the Martyr and Prophet and Baptizer of the Lord, His voice and light and Angel, and the greatest of His prophets, as God Himself declared, entreat Him that He may deliver from every assault and temptation of the enemy those who, with yearning, keep your splendid memory . [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡράθης ὦ Παρθένε Μήτηρ Θεοῦ, ὑπὲρ φύσιν τεκοῦσα ἐν σώματι, τὸν ἀγαθόν, Λόγον ἐκ καρδίας τῆς ἑαυτοῦ, ὃν ὁ Πατὴρ ἠρεύξατο, πάντων πρὸ αἰώνων ὡς ἀγαθός, ὅν νῦν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων, ἐπέκεινα νοοῦμεν, εἰ καὶ τὸ σῶμα περιβέβληται.

The good Word flowed out from the heart of the Father before all ages, since He is good; and you, O Virgin, became the Mother of God by bodily bearing Him in a manner surpassing nature, for we now understand that He transcends all bodies, even though He is arrayed in a body. [SD]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

The Magnificat. Mode pl. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode pl. 4.

Μυστικὸς εἶ Θεοτόκε Παράδεισος, ἀγεωργήτως βλαστήσασα Χριστόν, ὑφ' οὗ τὸ τοῦ Σταυροῦ, ζωηφόρον ἐν γῇ, πεφυτούργηται δένδρον· δι' οὗ νῦν ὑψουμένου, προσκυνοῦντες αὐτόν, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.

Theotokos, you are mystical Paradise, * for without husbandry you have blossomed Christ, * by whom on earth the Cross, as a life-bearing tree, has been planted and watered. * As it is now exalted, * we adore Him and worship Him and magnify you. [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

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

Holy is the Lord our God. (2) [SAAS]

Ὑψοῦτε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν καὶ προσκυνεῖτε τῷ ὑποποδίῳ τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ.

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at the footstool of His feet.

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Ιʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The Tenth Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Τιβεριάδος θάλασσα, σὺν παισὶ Ζεβεδαίου, Ναθαναὴλ τῷ Πέτρῳ τε, σὺν δυσὶν ἄλλοις πάλαι, καὶ Θωμᾶν εἶχε πρὸς ἄγραν, οἳ Χριστοῦ τῇ προστάξει, ἐν δεξιοῖς χαλάσαντες, πλῆθος εἷλκον ἰχθύων, ὃν Πέτρος γνούς, πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐνήχετο, οἷς τὸ τρίτον φανεὶς καὶ ἄρτον ἔδειξε, καὶ ἰχθὺν ἐπ' ἀνθράκων.

At the Sea of Tiberias * did Peter with Nathaniel * also the sons of Zebedee * and two other disciples and Thomas of old go fishing. * At Christ's command they let down * on the right side the net and caught * a great number of fish. Recognizing Him, * Peter sprang to meet Him. This was the third time * that He appeared to them, and showed * bread and fish on the charcoals. [SD]

Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τῶν Μαθητῶν ὁρώντων σε.

Mode 2. With the disciples.

Τὸν ἐν Προφήταις μείζονα γνωρισθέντα, καὶ Ἀποστόλων πρόκριτον γεγονότα, ὕμνοις ἐγκωμίων στεφανώσωμεν, τὸν Πρόδρομον τῆς χάριτος· τὴν κεφαλὴν γὰρ ἐτμήθη, διὰ τὸν νόμον Κυρίου.

On him renowned as greatest among the Prophets, * who was selected prior to the Apostles, * let us place a crown of sacred hymns of praise, * for he was grace's Forerunner, * and he defended the Lord's Law; * and therefore he was beheaded. [SD]

Ἕτερον.

Another.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ οὐρανὸν τοῖς ἄστροις.

Mode 3. Having embellished heaven.

Ὁ ἀσελγὴς Ἡρῴδης, τὸν τῆς ἁγνείας φυτουργόν, σὲ Βαπτιστὰ τοῦ Σωτῆρος, καρατομήσας δολερῶς, σοῦ τοὺς ἐλέγχους τῆς γλώττης, τεμεῖν οὐκ ἴσχυσεν ὅλως.

That lecherous King Herod, * through treachery, beheaded you, * the Savior's Prophet and Baptist * and promoter of chastity. * But he could in no way cut off * your tongue's denunciations. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ οὐρανὸν τοῖς ἄστροις.

Mode 3. Having embellished heaven.

Ἡ τὴν ἀρὰν τοῦ κόσμου, τῷ θείῳ τόκῳ σου σεμνή, ἐξαφανίσασα ποίμνην, σὲ λιτανεύουσαν πιστῶς, ἀπὸ παντοίων κινδύνων, ῥῦσαι πρεσβείαις σου Κόρη.

O pure one, through you was lifted * the ancient curse upon the world, * by your divine childbirth. * Now we your flock pray you with faith, * that by your intercessions * you rescue us from every danger. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος αʹ.

Lauds. Mode 1.

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.

   

   

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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. [SAAS]

Ὑμνοῦμέν σου Χριστέ, τὸ σωτήριον πάθος, καὶ δοξάζομέν σου τὴν ἀνάστασιν.

O Christ, we praise in song Your saving Passion, and Your resurrection do we glorify. [SD]

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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. [SAAS]

Ὁ Σταυρὸν ὑπομείνας, καὶ τὸν θάνατον καταργήσας, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, εἰρήνευσον ἡμῶν τὴν ζωὴν Κύριε, ὡς μόνος παντοδύναμος.

You endured crucifixion and abolished death and resurrected from the dead. Do therefore now bring peace into our life, O Lord, as the only Almighty One. [SD]

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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]

Ὁ τὸν ᾅδην σκυλεύσας, καὶ τὸν ἄνθρωπον ἀναστήσας, τῇ ἀναστάσει σου Χριστέ, ἀξίωσον ἡμᾶς ἐν καθαρᾷ καρδίᾳ, ὑμνεῖν καὶ δοξάζειν σε.

You stripped Hades of plunder, and humanity You resurrected by Your resurrection, O Christ. Do therefore now account us worthy with a pure heart to praise You and glorify. [SD]

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

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]

Τὴν θεοπρεπῆ σου συγκατάβασιν δοξάζοντες, ὑμνοῦμέν σε Χριστέ· ἐτέχθης ἐκ Παρθένου, καὶ ἀχώριστος ὑπῆρχες τῷ Πατρί· ἔπαθες ὡς ἄνθρωπος, καὶ ἑκουσίως ὑπέμεινας Σταυρόν· ἀνέστης ἐκ τοῦ τάφου, ὡς ἐκ παστάδος προελθών, ἵνα σώσῃς τὸν κόσμον· Κύριε δόξα σοι.

We glorify Your divine condescension, and we sing Your praise, O Christ. You were born of a Virgin, and from the Father You remained inseparable. You suffered as a man and voluntarily endured the Cross. As one emerging from a bridal chamber, You rose from the sepulcher, in order to save the world. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Τοῦ Προδρόμου.

For the Forerunner.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὢ τοῦ παραδόξου.

Mode pl. 4. What a paradoxal.

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]

Ὢ τοῦ παραδόξου θαύματος! τὴν ἱερὰν κεφαλήν, καὶ Ἀγγέλοις αἰδέσιμον, ἀσελγὲς ἀκόλαστον, περιέφερε κόριον, τὴν ἐλέγξασαν, γλῶσσαν παράνομον, τῇ μοιχαλίδι μητρὶ προσέφερεν. Ὢ τῆς ἀφάτου σου, ἀνοχῆς φιλάνθρωπε! δι' ἧς Χριστέ, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ὡς μόνος εὔσπλαγχνος.

What a paradoxal miracle! * The Prophet John's sacred head, * which the Angels revere in awe, * was paraded round about * by a wanton licentious girl. * To her adulterous mother she offered it: * with it, the tongue that accused the lawless king. * Oh, the ineffable * forbearance You showed, O lover of mankind! * Therefore save our souls, O Christ * alone compassionate. [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]

Ὢ τοῦ παραδόξου θαύματος! τὴν ἱερὰν κεφαλήν, καὶ Ἀγγέλοις αἰδέσιμον, ἀσελγὲς ἀκόλαστον, περιέφερε κόριον, τὴν ἐλέγξασαν, γλῶσσαν παράνομον, τῇ μοιχαλίδι μητρὶ προσέφερεν. Ὢ τῆς ἀφάτου σου, ἀνοχῆς φιλάνθρωπε! δι' ἧς Χριστέ, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ὡς μόνος εὔσπλαγχνος.

What a paradoxal miracle! * The Prophet John's sacred head, * which the Angels revere in awe, * was paraded round about * by a wanton licentious girl. * To her adulterous mother she offered it: * with it, the tongue that accused the lawless king. * Oh, the ineffable * forbearance You showed, O lover of mankind! * Therefore save our souls, O Christ * alone compassionate. [SD]

Στίχ. Δίκαιος ὡς φοῖνιξ ἀνθήσει καὶ ὡσεὶ κέδρος ἡ ἐν τῷ Λιβάνῳ πληθυνθήσεται.

Verse: The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree; he shall be multiplied like the cedar in Lebanon. [SAAS]

Ὢ τῆς Ἡρῴδου πωρώσεως! ὁ ἀτιμάσας Θεόν, ταῖς τοῦ νόμου ἐκλύσεσι, τὴν τῶν ὅρκων τήρησιν, δολερῶς ὑποκρίνεται· καὶ τῇ μοιχείᾳ φόνον προστίθησιν, ὁ σκυθρωπάζειν σχηματιζόμενος. Ὢ τῆς ἀφάτου σου, συμπαθείας Δέσποτα! δι' ἧς Χριστέ, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ὡς μόνος εὔσπλαγχνος.

Such was the hardness of Herod's heart! * For while dishonoring God * by refusing to keep the Law, * he deceitfully pretends * that he honors the oaths he makes; * and he adds murder to his adultery, * and then he feigns a dejected countenance. * Oh, the ineffable * tender mercy You, O Master, have for us! * Therefore save our souls, O Christ * alone compassionate. [SD]

Στίχ. Εὐφρανθήσεται δίκαιος ἐν Κυρίῳ καὶ ἐλπιεῖ ἐπ' αὐτόν.

Verse: The righteous man shall be glad in the Lord, and shall hope in Him. [SAAS]

Ὢ τῆς ὑπὲρ νοῦν ἐκπλήξεως! τῶν Προφητῶν ἡ σφραγίς, ὁ ἐπίγειος Ἄγγελος, πορνικῆς ὀρχήσεως, ἀναδείκνυται ἔπαθλον, ἡ θεολόγος γλῶσσα προπέμπεται, καὶ τοῖς ἐν ᾍδῃ, Χριστοῦ προάγγελος. Ὢ τῆς ἀῤῥήτου σου, προμηθείας Δέσποτα! δι' ἧς Χριστέ, σῶσον τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ὡς μόνος εὔσπλαγχνος.

What an appalling atrocity! * The very Angel on earth * and the seal of the Prophets all * has been shown to be the prize * for the dance of a prostitute. * The tongue that utters the words of God is sent * to those in Hades, foretelling them of Christ. * Oh, the ineffable * providence that You, O Master, have for all! * Therefore save our souls, O Christ * alone compassionate. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Mode pl. 2.

Πάλιν Ἡρῳδιὰς μαίνεται, πάλιν ταράττεται. Ὢ ὄρχημα δόλιον, καὶ πότος μετὰ δόλου! ὁ Βαπτιστὴς ἀπετέμνετο, καὶ Ἡρῴδης ἐταράττετο. Πρεσβείαις Κύριε τοῦ σοῦ Προδρόμου, τὴν εἰρήνην παράσχου ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν.

Once again Herodias is in a rage; once again she is troubled. Oh, dance full of treachery; oh, drinking party of deceit! The Baptist was decapitated, and Herod was agitated. At the intercession of Your Forerunner, O Lord, grant peace to our souls. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὑπερευλογημένη ὑπάρχεις, Θεοτόκε Παρθένε· διὰ γὰρ τοῦ ἐκ σοῦ σαρκωθέντος, ὁ ᾅδης ἠχμαλώτισται, ὁ Ἀδὰμ ἀνακέκληται, ἡ κατάρα νενέκρωται, ἡ Εὔα ἠλευθέρωται, ὁ θάνατος τεθανάτωται, καὶ ἡμεις ἐζωοποιήθημεν· διὸ ἀνυμνοῦντες βοῶμεν· Εὐλογητὸς Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ οὕτως εὐδοκήσας δόξα σοι.

You are supremely blessed, O Virgin Theotokos. For through Him who from you became incarnate was Hades taken prisoner, and Adam has been summoned back; the curse has been neutralized, and Eve has been liberated; death has been put to death, and we have been brought to life. Therefore extolling we cry out: O Christ our God, You are blessed, for so was Your good pleasure. Glory to You! [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.

Μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῆς Δοξολογίας λέγομεν Τροπάριον Ἀναστάσιμον.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Ἦχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

Σήμερον σωτηρία τῷ κόσμῳ γέγονεν. ᾌσωμεν τῷ ἀναστάντι ἐκ τάφου καὶ ἀρχηγῷ τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν· καθελὼν γὰρ τῷ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον, τὸ νῖκος ἔδωκεν ἡμῖν, καὶ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

Today has salvation come to pass in the world. Let us sing to Him who resurrected from the tomb and is the Author of our life. For, destroying death by death, He gave us the victory and the great mercy. [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

Ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, οὗ καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· 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 He Who rose from the dead, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, whose memory we celebrate; 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.)