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Octoechos - Mode pl. 4.

On Sunday Morning

Pentecostarion

Sunday of All Saints

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MATINS

CHOIR

Mode pl. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Mode pl. 4.

You descended from on high, O compassionate One, and condescended to be buried for three days, so that from the passions You might set us free. Our life and resurrection, O Lord, glory be to You. [SD]

Glory. For the Saints.

Mode 4.

Your Church is arrayed in the holy blood of Your Martyrs who witnessed throughout the world, as though in purple and fine linen. Through them she cries to You, Christ our God, "Send down to Your people Your tender love, grant peace from above to Your commonwealth, and to our souls Your great mercy." [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

From Octoechos - - -

Mode 4.

O Theotokos, through you became manifest to us on earth the mystery, which was hid from eternity, and which the Angels themselves knew not: that God, uniting natures without confusion, becomes a man and accepts crucifixion for our salvation voluntarily. By virtue of this, resurrecting man whom He had first created, He saved our souls from death. [SD]

PRIEST

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

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.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Kathisma I.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Automelon.

When You, the Life of all, from the dead resurrected, * a shining Angel cried to the lamenting women, * "Cease from your tears. Announce unto the Apostles the tidings full of joy. * Cry out in exaltation, that Christ the Lord has arisen from the dead. * For He so willed to save the human race, as God, in His good pleasure." [SD]

Glory.

Mode pl. 4.

Human beings sealed Your tomb, O Savior; an Angel rolled the stone away from the door. The women saw You were resurrected from the dead, and they announced the good tidings to the Disciples in Zion: that You the life of all resurrected, and that the bonds of death have been loosed. Glory to You, O Lord. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

Born of a Virgin, O Good One who also endured crucifixion for our sake, who by death took the spoils of death as plunder and showed resurrection, being God, O despise not the ones that You formed with Your own hand. Demonstrate Your love for man, O Lord of mercy, and accept Your Mother, the Theotokos, who intercedes on our behalf, O Savior, and save us a despairing people. [SD]

Kathisma II.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. When he perceived.

Arrayed in white, Archangel Gabriel appeared bright * and shone like lightning at the Savior Christ's gravesite, * and he rolled back the stone from the sepulcher's entrance. * The guards then were overcome with a mighty fear, * and suddenly they became like dead men. * Gone, the guards from the sepulcher; gone, the seal from the stone. * Embarrassed be the lawless ones, surely knowing that Christ arose. [SD]

Glory.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

After having in truth risen from the tomb, You commanded the venerable women * to proclaim Your arising to the Apostles, as it is written. * And Peter ran quickly and came to the sepulcher. * And beholding the light in the tomb, he was quite amazed. * Also he observed that the grave clothes were lying * alone in the sepulcher without the divine body. * And believing he cried aloud, * "Glory be to You, Christ God our Savior, for You save all people, * for You are the Father's radiance." [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

In you, O Lady full of grace, rejoices all creation, the orders of Angels and the human race together. O hallowed temple and rational Garden of Paradise, the pride of virgins, from you did God become incarnate, and our God who existed before the ages became a child. For He made your womb a throne for himself, and your body He made wider than the heavens. In you, O Lady full of grace, rejoices all creation. Glory to you. [SD]

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Mode pl. 1.

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

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]

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

"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]

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

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]

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

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]

Glory.

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]

Both now.

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]

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

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

READER

From Octoechos - - -

Hypakoe. Mode pl. 4.

The myrrh-bearing women came to the grave of the Giver of life seeking the immortal Master among the dead. And receiving good tidings of joy from the Angel, they reported to the Apostles, that Christ God had risen, granting the world great mercy. [SD]

CHOIR

Anavathmoi.

Antiphon I. Mode pl. 4.

From my youth does the enemy tempt me, and with the pleasures he scorches me. But trusting You, O Lord, monumentally do I defeat him. [SD]

Let the haters of Zion become as the grass is before it is plucked up. For Christ will also cut their necks with the cutting sword of torments. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit is the life of all things living. He is light from light and great God. Him do we extol with the Father and Logos. [SD]

Antiphon II.

With the fear of You, Lord, let my heart be covered and be humble-minded, lest it be exalted and fall from You, all-compassionate Master. [SD]

He who has set his hope on the Lord will not fear when He will judge and punish all things with fire. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit every divine man sees and speaks as a prophet. He does sublime miracles, praising the one God in three persons. For though It is three lights, yet the Godhead rules as monarch. [SD]

Antiphon III.

I cried to You, O Lord. Attend; incline Your ear to me who am shouting, and purify me prior to taking me from this life. [SD]

Everyone will set in the earth, his mother, and will again return thence to receive the torments or honors for his life's actions. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

From the Holy Spirit was bestowed theology. Thrice-holy Monad: Father unoriginate, from whom timelessly the Son did issue, and the Spirit, sharing both form and throne, shone at once from the Father. [SD]

Antiphon IV.

Behold, what is so good or so delightful as for brothers to reside together? For in this has the Lord promised life everlasting. [SD]

He who so adorns the lilies of the field commands not to be concerned about one's own raiment. [SD]

Glory. Both now.

In the Holy Spirit, the unifying Cause, are all things sustained in peaceful coexistence. This is so for He is God, with the Father and the Son being truly one in essence. [SD]

Prokeimenon.

The Lord shall reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. (2)

Verse: Praise the Lord, O my soul!

The Lord shall reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

PRIEST

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.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

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

DEACON

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

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

DEACON

Let us be attentive.

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

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 1

Matthew. 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen." [RSV]

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

READER

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]

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glory.

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

Both now.

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

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

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

DEACON

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, 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 All Saints, whose memory we celebrate today; We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

The Canon

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode i. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

The rod of Moses working wonders once submerged Phar'onic charioteers * when it smote the waters * in the figure of a cross * and thereby split the sea in two; * while it rescued on dry land * wayfaring fugitive Israel, * which to God resoundingly sang a song. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

At the omnipotent Divinity of Christ how can we marvel not? * Whence pour out dispassion and incorruption, that came forth * from passion, to believers all, * and there drips an immortal * fountain from His pure and holy side, * and eternal life from the sepulcher. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The Angel now appearing to the women is so very dignified, * bearing shining symbols of his immaterial * and his intrinsic purity, * and announcing the light of * the resurrection by his own form, * crying out: Indeed risen is the Lord. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Glorious things have been proclaimed concerning you in generations of old, * as the only maiden who held God the Logos in your womb while yet remaining pure, * Theotokos and Virgin. * And for this reason we honor you * as our mighty guardian after God. [SD]

Ode 1: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Moses' wonderworking staff. (NM)

Saints of God, intercede for us.

As I sing the praise of the ranks of your Saints, I beg you by your light to shed your rays on my soul at their prayers. For you are the unapproachable light, dispelling the gloom of ignorance by your torches, O Word of God, Christ giver of light. [EL]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

As you were lifted up on the Tree, Master, you drew to knowledge of you the whole inheritance of the nations, and made it radiant with the light of the holy Trinity through your holy Apostles, through whom you drove out deception. [EL]

Glory.

Obedient to your commandment, O Christ, your glorious Apostles devoutly renounced everything on earth; and by the light of grace they made bright the whole inhabited world as they preached you through the Gospel. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

The virgins, having taken up a manly intent, unflinchingly endured the contests of martyrdom, and as in the Psalms, all-pure Virgin, following after you rejoicing together, inspired by God, they were offered to your Son, the king of all. [EL]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

In the beginning You confirmed * with understanding the heavens, * while establishing the earth on the waters. * Stand me firmly on the rock * of Your commandments, O my Christ. * Besides You none is holy, * and only You love humanity. [SD]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

When Adam had a taste of sin * he came under condemnation. * But the saving passion You endured in body * vindicated him, O Christ, * because You were not liable * to have to undergo death, * since You alone are the sinless One. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Jesus my God splendidly shined * the light of the Resurrection * upon those who were sitting in the darkness * and in the shadow of death. * And by His own Divinity * He manacled the strong man * and took away his possessions all. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You demonstrated that you are * superior, Theotokos, * to the Cherubim and Seraphim; for only * you accepted in your womb * the God whom nothing can contain, * O pure one. We the faithful * all therefore ever bless you with hymns. [SD]

Ode 3: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. O Christ, who in the beginning. (NM)

Saints of God, intercede for us.

The Priests and Shepherds, clothed with sacred priesthood, wisely guided it, O Christ, and worthily adorned it, truly enriched with the word of teaching from on high. [EL]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Made fair by the beauties of that first created beauty, and revealed as unerring beacons, you made Christ's Church a heaven, O Saints, each in his place adorning it in varied ways. [EL]

Glory.

Obedient to your law, the companies of the blessed, radiant with virtues of many kinds, have inherited with joy the heavenly mansions; for they all filled them worthily, each one their own. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

Mother of God, from a virgin womb for us you gave birth to God the Word from God; whom pure maidens desired in a godlike manner, and in your train they all followed him. [EL]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 3: Short Litany

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

Secondary Kontakion

From Octoechos - - -

READER

Resurrectional Kontakion.

When You had risen from the grave, You also raised those who had died and resurrected Adam; and now Eve is celebrating in Your Resurrection, and the ends of the world keep festival, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [SD]

Oikos.

Having plundered the realms of Hades and raised the dead, O Longsuffering, You met the Myrrh-bearing women and gave them joy instead of sorrow. And Your Apostles You informed of the symbols of victory, my life-giving Savior, and You illumined creation, O Lover of man. Therefore the world also rejoices, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [GKD]

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

CHOIR

Kathisma.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. N/M (By conceiving.)

As we celebrate the holy memory, Christ God, Forebears, Parents, Patriarchs, Apostles, Martyrs, Hierarchs, Prophets and your Holy Ones, Ascetics and Just, and each one whose name is inscribed in the book of life, we urge them all to intercession, as we beg: Give peace to your world through them, as you love mankind, that we may all cry out to you: O God, glorified in the Council of your Saints, you are truly the one who fittingly glorifies their memory. [EL]

Glory. Both now.

Mode pl. 4. By conceiving the wisdom.

Let us sing hymns in praise of the holy ark * and the heavenly gate and the shining cloud, * the all-holy mountain, and the heavenly ladder, * the rational Paradise, and the redemption of Eve, * the magnificent treasure of the entire universe. * For in her and through her for the world was salvation * accomplished and forgiveness of its ancient transgressions. * Let us therefore cry out to her, * "Intercede with your Son and our God * that remission of offenses be bestowed * on those who piously worship the all-holy Child you bore." [SD]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos (not metered).

You, Lord, are my strength and you are my power, you are my God and you are my joy, who did not leave your Father's bosom and visited our poverty. Therefore with the Prophet Avvakoum I cry to you, 'Glory to your power, O Lover of mankind!' [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

When I was hostile you loved me greatly. You came down to earth, compassionate Saviour, by a strange self-emptying, not spurning the indignity of my lowest state, and while remaining in the height of your ineffable glory, you glorified the one who had before been dishonoured. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Who now is not amazed, Master, as they see death destroyed through suffering, corruption taking flight through the Cross, Hell emptied of its wealth through death? This is the amazing action of your power, the Crucified lover of humankind. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

You are the boast of the faithful, Mother without bridegroom, you are the protection, you are the refuge of Christians, their wall and harbour; for you bring their entreaties to your Son, All-blameless Lady, and you save from dangers those who with faith and love acknowledge you to be the pure Mother of God. [EL]

Ode 4: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. You, Lord, are my strength. (NM)

Saints of God, intercede for us.

The company of your Saints, joined together through love and sincerely and purely delighting in you, dances in joy with the perpetual dance of the Angels around you, who see all, the God and Lord of all. [EL]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Glorious and all-blessed Martyr Priests, once gleaming with the divine anointing of the priesthood, you bound on like youths the Martyrs' wreath of victory; and so fittingly receiving double crowns, you rejoice with Christ eternally. [EL]

Glory.

Godbearing Fathers, you subjected every fleshly thought to the spirit, withering their unruly assaults by fasting and ascetic discipline; and now aflame with the light of dispassion, you have received the rewards of your labours. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

Bride of God, you became Mother of God; for you gave birth for us in bodily form to the Word before time, by whom women also have led holy lives and adorned through you by contests of many kinds, they have restored the fall of our Foremother. [EL]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode v. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Why have you, the Light that never sets, rejected me from your presence, and why has the alien darkness covered me, coward that I am? But turn me back to the light of your commandments and direct my ways, I implore. [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You endured being wrapped in a cloak as you were mocked before your Passion, O Saviour, so covering the unsightly nakedness of Adam the First-formed, and being nailed naked to the Cross, stripping off, O Christ, the tunic of death. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Rising out of the dust of death, O Christ, you rebuilt my fallen being and rendered it unageing, displaying it again as a royal image, blazing with the light of incorruption. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

Having obtained a mother's freedom of speech before your Son, O All-pure, do not neglect your natural providence for us we beg, for you alone we Christians present to the Master as a kindly means of atonement. [EL]

Ode 5: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Why have you rejected me. (NM)

Saints of God, intercede for us.

As godly Prophets you were found worthy to foresee the things to come, longing for which with nobility of soul you purified your selves by holy living, O Godbearers, enlightened by the strength of the Spirit. [EL]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

The choir of the Saints is now made bright by divine gifts of grace, all those before the law, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, companies of Martyrs, Ascetics, Teachers and Righteous with Priest Martyrs. [EL]

Glory.

As we see the throng of your Saints shining today, O Saviour, with your brightness, and with unquenchable lamps of grace, we unceasingly sing the praise of your divine riches and unstinted blessings. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

All-holy women, filled with love of most wondrous Offspring, reckoned the delights of life as nothing, O all-pure, and desiring passionately his brightness alone and his divine radiance. [EL]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Have mercy on me, O Saviour, for my offences are many; and bring me up from the deep of evils, I beg; for to you I have cried; and hearken to me, O God of my salvation. [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Through a tree the author of evil mightily overthrew me, but raised on a Cross, O Christ, you hurled him down more mightily, humiliating him, while you raised the one who had fallen. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

You took pity on Sion when you shone from the grave, in your compassion having made it new instead of old by your divine blood, and now, O Christ, you reign it as king for ever. [EL]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

May we be delivered from grievous faults at your entreaties, pure Mother of God, and may we experience the divine radiance of the Son of God, who from you ineffably became incarnate. [EL]

Ode 6: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Have mercy on me. (NM)

Saints of God, intercede for us.

The Saints, having found you, Master, in Sion placed as a precious, chosen cornerstone, an unshakeable foundation, built themselves on you as chosen stones. [EL]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

When your side was pierced streams of blood dropped from it along with deifying water and refashioned the world and summoned a godly throng of all the Saints, O Benefactor. [EL]

Glory.

With hymn most devoutly the inspired cloud of Martyrs, made radiant by grace and shining brilliantly with the purple of their blood and with the crimson of their valiant contest. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

We all know you as most truly Mother of God, through whom women's nature was given strength, O all-blameless, and so competed on behalf of Christ and became filled devoutly with every virtue. [EL]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 6: Short Litany

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

READER

Kontakion.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Automelon.

O Planter of creation, Lord, to You does the entire world bring as an offering the God-bearing martyr Saints, as being nature's first fruits. At their earnest entreaties, keep Your Church in a state of profoundest peace, through the Theotokos, O Lord abundantly merciful. [SD]

Oikos.

Those who were martyred throughout the earth, and those who moved their homes to the heavens, the imitators of Christ's suffering, and those who remove from us our suffering, here today are gathered, shown to be the first fruits of the Church, having held it as the type of that above. And they cried out to Christ, "You are my God; preserve me. This, through the Theotokos, as You are most merciful." [GKD]

Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On June 14 we commemorate the holy Prophet Elisha.

On this day we also commemorate our Father among the Saints Methodios, Archbishop of Constantinople.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Cyril, Bishop of Gortynia on the island of Crete.

From the Pentecostarion.

On this day, the Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the feast of All Saints, who are from every part of the world, those in Asia, Africa, Europe and America, from the North and from the South.

Verses

I sing praises to all the Friends of my Lord.

If one is so destined, to their number be added.

By the intercessions of Your immaculate Mother, O Christ our God, and of all Your Saints from every age, have mercy on us and save us, as You alone are good and love humanity. Amen.

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode vii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos (not metered).

The fire in Babylon once stood in awe of God's descent. And so the Youths in the furnace, dancing with joyful steps, as in a meadow, sang, 'Blessed is the God of our Fathers!' [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Your glorious self-emptying, the divine wealth of your poverty, O Christ, amazed the Angels when they saw you nailed to a Cross, to save those who with faith cry out, 'Blessed is the God of our Fathers!' [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

At your divine descent the regions beneath the earth were filled with light, and the darkness, which before pursued, was driven out. Therefore the prisoners from every age arose, crying aloud, 'Blessed is the God of our Fathers!' [EL]

Holy Trinity, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

For the Trinity.

Speaking of God with orthodox belief, we proclaim you Lord of all, Father of one only-begotten Son, and we know one right Spirit who proceeds from you, consubstantial and co-eternal. [EL]

Ode 7: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. The fire in Babylon once. (NM)

Saints of God, intercede for us.

The ranks of Saints, as they praise in never silent hymns the One who rests among the Saints, now enjoy divine delight, and joyfully they dance and sing: Blessed is the God of our Fathers. [EL]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

The companies of the Saints, suffused with divine rays of triple-sunned outpouring of light, devoutly proclaim a Unity in number three, the Father without beginning and the Son and the holy Spirit. [EL]

Glory.

When you appear, O God, in your ineffable glory in the midst of the gods, granting to each their desserts and apportioning crowns, then count all worthy to sing to you: Blessed is the God of our Fathers. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

All you maidens, having together formed a godly choir, cry out to Mary, the immaculate and all-holy Mother of God: Be glad, who made the source of our joy gush forth. [EL]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos (not metered).

The Chaldean Tyrant insanely made the furnace blaze seven times more fiercely for those who reverenced God; but when he saw they had been saved by a greater power he cried aloud to the Creator and Redeemer, 'O Youths, bless, you priests, praise, you people, highly exalt him to all the ages'. [EL]

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The supreme divine power of Jesus' godhead has shone out in what is ours in a manner fitting God: for having tasted death on a Cross in the flesh for all, he abolished the strength of Hell. Without ceasing, O Youths, bless, you priests, praise, you people, highly exalt him to all the ages. [EL]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

The Crucified has risen, the boastful has fallen, the fallen and crushed has been set upright, corruption has been banished and incorruption has blossomed; for mortality has been swallowed up by life. O Youths, bless, you priests, praise, you people, highly exalt him to all the ages! [EL]

Holy Trinity, our God, have mercy on us and save us.

For the Trinity.

Godhead of triple light, single radiance shining out from one three-personned nature, Begetter without beginning, Word of the Father, one with him in nature and kingship, consubstantial Spirit, O Youths, bless, you priests, praise, you people, highly exalt him to all the ages. [EL]

Ode 8: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. The Chaldean Tyrant. (NM)

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Rejoice, Martyrs, Prophets, Apostles, honoured company of Martyr Priests, godly choir of the Just, of Ascetics and Teachers, who all make melody with the Myrrhbearing women: youths, bless; priests, praise; people, highly exalt him to all the ages. [EL]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Saints, who bear in yourselves the radiance beyond understanding and are filled with divine joy and gladness, you are called gods by your nearness to God; familiar with the rays which sanctify and enlightened by the beams of the ineffable glory, you highly Christ to all the ages. [EL]

Glory.

Appearing as beacons with many lights, O Saints, you make the heaven of the Church radiant with gifts of grace of many kinds, and divers beauties; with justice, sobriety, courage and wisdom, as you cry: Priests, praise, people, highly exalt Christ to the ages. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

With joy all women wise in God and made perfect in Christ by the Spirit, as you now stand round the all-pure Virgin and true Mother of God, who ransomed us from the curse of our foremother Eve, hymn her fruit to the ages. [EL]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

Kontakia and Synaxarion

From Octoechos - - -

READER

Resurrectional Kontakion.

When You had risen from the grave, You also raised those who had died and resurrected Adam; and now Eve is celebrating in Your Resurrection, and the ends of the world keep festival, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [SD]

Oikos.

Having plundered the realms of Hades and raised the dead, O Longsuffering, You met the Myrrh-bearing women and gave them joy instead of sorrow. And Your Apostles You informed of the symbols of victory, my life-giving Savior, and You illumined creation, O Lover of man. Therefore the world also rejoices, for Your rising from the dead, O Most-Merciful. [GKD]

Kontakion. For the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Automelon.

O Planter of creation, Lord, to You does the entire world bring as an offering the God-bearing martyr Saints, as being nature's first fruits. At their earnest entreaties, keep Your Church in a state of profoundest peace, through the Theotokos, O Lord abundantly merciful. [SD]

Oikos.

Those who were martyred throughout the earth, and those who moved their homes to the heavens, the imitators of Christ's suffering, and those who remove from us our suffering, here today are gathered, shown to be the first fruits of the Church, having held it as the type of that above. And they cried out to Christ, "You are my God; preserve me. This, through the Theotokos, as You are most merciful." [GKD]

Synaxarion.

From the Menaion.

On June 14 we commemorate the holy Prophet Elisha.

On this day we also commemorate our Father among the Saints Methodios, Archbishop of Constantinople.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Hieromartyr Cyril, Bishop of Gortynia on the island of Crete.

From the Pentecostarion.

On this day, the Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the feast of All Saints, who are from every part of the world, those in Asia, Africa, Europe and America, from the North and from the South.

Verses

I sing praises to all the Friends of my Lord.

If one is so destined, to their number be added.

By the intercessions of Your immaculate Mother, O Christ our God, and of all Your Saints from every age, have mercy on us and save us, as You alone are good and love humanity. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

CHOIR

Katavasias of Theotokos

Ode i. Mode 4.

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

Ode iii.

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

Ode iv.

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

Ode v.

Amazed was the universe by your divine magnificence. * You who were perpetually virgin * carried the heavenly God of all in your womb * and gave birth to the eternal Son, * who awards salvation to all who sing hymns of praise to you. [SD]

Ode vi.

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

Ode vii.

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

Ode viii.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

DEACON

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

PRIEST

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.

CHOIR

Amen.

Mode 2.

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

DEACON

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

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

DEACON

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

DEACON

Let us be attentive.

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

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Eothinon 1

Matthew. 28:16-20

At that time, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. Amen." [RSV]

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

READER

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]

CHOIR

Psalm 50 (51).

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glory.

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

Both now.

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

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

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

DEACON

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, 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 All Saints, whose memory we celebrate today; We beseech you, only merciful Lord, hear us sinners who pray to you and have mercy on us.

CHOIR

Lord, have mercy. (12)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

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

CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ode ix.

Megalynarion. Mode pl. 4.

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

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

From Octoechos - - -

Canon for the Resurrection.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

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

Troparia.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

O Word of God, You are simple in divine, * unoriginate nature; composite in assuming flesh * which You have hypostasized in yourself. * And though You suffered as a man, * You remained without suffering as God. * Therefore we magnify You * in two essences clearly * without dividing or confusing them. [SD]

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Most High, when You in nature became a man, * Him who by divine nature is Father You addressed as God. * And when You went down to be with Your slaves, * arising from the sepulcher, * You made Him who by nature is their God * and Master to be Father * by grace of those on earth born. * With Him You also do we magnify. [SD]

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Theotokion.

O Virgin, you were seen as Mother of God, * for you bodily gave birth – transcending nature – to the good * Logos, whom the Father from His own heart * poured out before the ages all, inasmuch as He is himself all Good, * and whom we now perceive as superior to bodies, * even if He has put a body on. [SD]

Ode 9: Pentecostarion: Canon-1

Canon for the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode pl. 4. Heaven was amazed. (NM)

Saints of God, intercede for us.

The company of the elect, armed with the breastplate of hope and love and fenced about by faith, rejoiced as they nobly endured all the threats of tyrants, the tortures and scourges, for as outstanding witnesses of truth their wealth was Christ who gives victory in contests. [EL]

Saints of God, intercede for us.

Let us now fittingly praise a haven of salvation, the Baptist, Apostles, Prophets and Martyrs, with Ascetics, godly Teachers and Priests, the company of Patriarchs and far-famed Martyr Priests, God-loving women, the holy and just. [EL]

Glory.

Tested by the fire of temptations and not allured by pleasures, you rejoice sincerely, glorious company of the Saints, as you stand around the light-formed throne of the Master in heaven, now that mirrors have been abolished and shadow has passed away with the manifestation of the truth. [EL]

Both now. Theotokion.

You appeared as the one who unites things that were parted; for through you humans have truly become companions of the Angels in heaven, and now the ranks of all the Saints bear witness as they hymn your Offspring, Virgin Mother of God, in everlasting songs. [EL]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ode ix.

Megalynarion. Mode 4.

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

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

DEACON

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

CHOIR

Mode 2.

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

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

For He is holy.

From Octoechos - - -

Exaposteilarion.

The First Eothinon.

Mode 2. Automelon.

On the mountain in Galilee * let us join the Disciples, * so that by faith we see and hear * Christ say that He was given * authority both in heaven * and on earth, and His teaching * on how to baptize nations all, * in the name of the Father and of the Son * and the Holy Spirit, and how He always * is with His Mystics, to the end * of the age, as He promised. [SD]

For the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 2. On the mountain.

The Baptist John the Forerunner, the Apostles and Prophets, * Martyrs and holy Hierarchs, the Devout and Ascetics, * and the divine Hieromartyrs, and the God-loving women, * and all the Righteous men of old, and the Angelic orders, * let us extol * dutifully honoring them with praises, * while entreating our Savior Christ * that we attain their glory. [SD]

Theotokion. Same Melody.

He who is glorified above * as one divine by angels, * dwelt among those on earth below, * ineffably departing not from the Father's bosom. * You, immaculate Lady, * have become the guardian, * host of this great salvation; from your pure blood, * you lent Him your flesh beyond comprehension. * Ask Him, O pure one, that He grant * forgiveness of sins to your servants. [SD]

Lauds. Mode pl. 4.

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

From Octoechos - - -

Resurrectional Stichera.

Sticheron 1. Mode pl. 4.

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

Lord, even if You stood on trial and suffered Pontius Pilate to be Your judge, yet You did not leave Your divine throne, seated with the Father as You are. And when You rose from the dead, You freed the world from servitude that was imposed on it by the Devil, O Compassionate who love mankind. [SD]

Sticheron 2. Mode pl. 4.

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

Lord, even if the Judeans had You buried as a lifeless body in a grave, yet a guard of soldiers was watching over You as though a sleeping king; and with a seal they secured the tomb as a treasure-house of life. But You arose and unto our souls granted incorruptibility. [SD]

Sticheron 3. Mode pl. 4.

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

Lord, as a weapon against the Adversary You have given us Your holy Cross. Gripped with fear he trembles unable to endure to look upon its might, because it raises the dead, and death itself it neutralized. For this reason we adore Your three-day burial and rising again. [SD]

Sticheron 4. Mode pl. 4.

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

Your Angel, who announced Your resurrection, on the one hand frightened * those who guarding Your tomb, O Lord, * on the other hand he spoke to the Women, * "Why seek among the dead the One who is alive? * As God, He has risen, * granting to the whole world the gift of eternal life." [SD]

For the Saints.

From Pentecostarion - - -

Mode 4. To a brave one.

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

Christ the Lord has made wondrous all of His Saints that were on the earth, * for as the Apostle declared, they bore His marks * and in their flesh shared His sufferings, adorning themselves therewith, * and distinguishing themselves in the beauty that is divine. Let us therefore praise * and acclaim them as never-fading flowers and as voluntary victims, * and as the Church's unerring stars. [SD]

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

Christ the Lord has made wondrous all of His Saints that were on the earth, * for as the Apostle declared, they bore His marks * and in their flesh shared His sufferings, adorning themselves therewith, * and distinguishing themselves in the beauty that is divine. Let us therefore praise * and acclaim them as never-fading flowers and as voluntary victims, * and as the Church's unerring stars. [SD]

Verse: The righteous cried, and the Lord heard them. [SAAS]

With the Prophets, Apostles and the devoutest Monastic Saints, * Hieromartyrs, Teachers and every righteous man, * the holy women excelling in ascesis and martyrdom, * the entire host of Saints * and the ranks of the Righteous all be extolled today * with divine hymns, for they are the inheritors of heaven's rule and kingdom, * and the inhabitants of Paradise. [SD]

Verse: God is wondrous in His saints. [SAAS]

By their virtues' effulgent light, they made earth to be heaven-like * and they imitated the death of Jesus Christ. * These are the ones who have walked the way that leads to immortal life. * By the surgery of grace, they removed human passions as healers of mankind. * And united throughout the world the Martyrs have courageously contested. * Let us extol all the Saints today. [SD]

From Octoechos - - -

Glory. Mode 1.

The First Eothinon.

The Disciples hastened to the mountain for the Lord's ascension from the earth; and there the Lord appeared to them. They worshipped Him, and were instructed about the universal authority He was given; and they were sent out to the whole world to preach the resurrection from the dead and the restoration to heaven. And He, who never lies, promised to be with them forever; He is Christ our God and the Savior of our souls. [SD]

Both now. Theotokion.

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]

Great Doxology

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]

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

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

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Mode pl. 4. (or the Mode of the week)

When You rose from the sepulcher and broke the bonds of Hades, You repealed the sentence of death, O Lord, and delivered all from the snares of the enemy. And when You showed yourself to Your Apostles, You sent them out to preach, and through them You granted peace to the whole world, O only very merciful One. [SD]

Or, according to common practice:

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

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

DEACON

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

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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.

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

DEACON

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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.

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Wisdom.

(Father, bless!)

PRIEST

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

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

READER

Amen.

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

DEACON

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

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

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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.

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

PRIEST

Peace be with all.

(And with your spirit.)

DEACON

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(To You, O Lord.)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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.

PRIEST

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.

(Amen.)

DEACON

Wisdom.

(Father, bless!)

PRIEST

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

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

READER

Amen.

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.

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

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

Dismissal

PRIEST

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, 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, whose memory we celebrate today; have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

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

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

(Amen.)