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Horologion - Midnight Office

For Sunday

Octoechos - Mode 2.

On Sunday Morning

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MIDNIGHT OFFICE

PRIEST

Blessed is our God always, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

(Amen.)

Glory to You, our God. Glory to You.

Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling all things, treasury of good things and giver of life: come; take Your abode in us; cleanse us of every stain, and save our souls, O Good one. [HC]

READER

Trisagion Prayers.

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.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name's sake.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [GOA]

PRIEST

For Thine 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.

READER

Amen. Lord, have mercy. (12)

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

Come, let us worship and bow down before God our King.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ God our King.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Him, Christ our King and God.

Psalm 50 (51).

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy; and according to the abundance of Your compassion, blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my lawlessness, and my sin is always before me. Against You only have I sinned and done evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your words, and overcome when You are judged. For behold, I was conceived in transgressions, and in sins my mother bore me. Behold, You love truth; You showed me the unknown and secret things of Your wisdom. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop, and I will be cleansed; You shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow. You shall make me hear joy and gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice. Turn Your face from my sins, and blot out all my transgressions. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your guiding Spirit. I will teach transgressors Your ways, and the ungodly shall turn back to You. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall greatly rejoice in Your righteousness. O Lord, You shall open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise. For if You desired sacrifice, I would give it; You will not be pleased with whole burnt offerings. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit, a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Your good pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built; then You will be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with offerings and whole burnt offerings; then shall they offer young bulls on Your altar. [SAAS]

From Octoechos - - -

CHOIR

Canon for the Trinity.

Ode i.

Mode 2. N/M (In the deep.)

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

Let us praise in song the Godhead sovereign nature Three in One saying: as Thou hast a sea of mercies never dry, guard those who venerate Thee and save them s Thou lovest mankind. [vol]

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

Do Thou, O Father as Fount and Root, as Author of the naturally united Godhead in the Son and Thy Holy Spirit, pour light by a participation in Thy divinely acting radiance. [vol]

Glory.

O thrice-radiant divinely sovereign One, disperse all the darkness of my sins and passions by the enjoyment, O most Sweet, of Thine illuminating rays, and make me a temple of Thy glory that no man can approach and an undefiled tabernacle. [vol]

Both now. Theotokion.

The flow of our nature badly suffered in former days, and slipped towards corruption. After taking flesh from Thy womb, O Virgin, undefiled, God the Word, in His love shone forth for mankind and led us to knowledge of the mystery of the divine Sovereignty in three Lights. [vol]

Ode iii.

Mode 2. N/M (On the rock of faith.)

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

O divine Sovereignty, I glorify Thee in Person of like honour and equality of nature. For Thou, being life coming from Life, hast appeared without change. Our God is one and there is none holy save Thee, O Lord. [vol]

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

Thou hast founded the immaterial and heavenly hosts as a glass for Thine excellencies to praise Thee without ceasing, O Trinity, undivided Monarchy. And now, do Thou also accept praise from our mouths of clay. [vol]

Glory.

Confirm the hearts and understandings of Thy servants on the rock of faith and open them wide by the sea of Thy love, O Unity in Three Suns. For Thou art our God: putting our hope in Thee, we shall not be confounded. [vol]

Both now. Theotokion.

He, Who before all was, brought the creation into being and has, by infinite goodness, taken substance in Thy womb, O Theotokos, and He has shone forth to all the Light in three-fold sun of the Godhead and Lordship. [vol]

Kathisma.

Mode 2.

When in the beginning Thou, O Lord, wast fashioning Adam, then to Thy word in Person, O Compassionate, hast Thou cried out 'Let us make him after our own likeness'. And the Holy Spirit, the Creator was present. Therefore we cry aloud to Thee: Glory to Thee, our Maker and our God. [vol]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode 2.

When God thought fit to come to us, then did He go and dwell in Thy most pure womb. And through Thee, He saved the human lump, by giving the Kingdom of Heaven to all. Therefore we cry aloud to Thee, O Theotokos undefiled: Hail! O Lady. [vol]

Ode iv.

Mode 2. N/M ()

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

None of the immaterial hierarchies of angels is able to understand Thee, O Trinity in One without beginning. But we, with tongues of clay, praise with faith and glorify Thine essential goodness. [vol]

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

As Thou, O Almighty, art the Fashioner of the nature of man, Thou Who dost see all things dost now behold my utter powerlessness. Therefore Thou hast taken pity on Thy servant and led him back to a more excellent life. [vol]

Glory.

We sing the praises of the sovereign One in Three Persons unconfused each One having His own separate being, yet united and undivided in counsel and glory and Godhead. [vol]

Both now. Theotokion.

O ever-virgin Theotokos, the Almighty plainly found Thee alone of this age to be a pure and undefiled temple in whom He went to dwell: and He transformed the nature of man because He loves mankind. [vol]

Ode v.

Mode 2. N/M ()

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

As Thou, O Prince of Peace, dost spread out over every and all things of Thy dispensation that exist the rays of Thy peaceful and redeeming gifts, guard me in Thy peace. For Thou art the Life and Peace of all. [vol]

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

As Thou hast appeared in the Bush to Moses in a vision of fire, so hast Thou, Word of the Father, been called "Angel", disclosing beforehand to us Thy coming and thereby hast Thou clearly proclaimed to all the power in Three Persons of the One sovereign Godhead. [vol]

Glory.

O holy Trinity, ruling sole and supreme, Who puttest forth the natural co-eternal glory, do Thou make those who sing Thy praises in the Orthodox faith worthy to see the one bright light without beginning, threefold sun of Thine own glory. [vol]

Both now. Theotokion.

God, the Word, being by essence, maintained by Himself alone for all ages, was ineffably held in Thy womb, O Virgin Mother, calling back men to the unity of the One Dominion. [vol]

Ode vi.

Mode 2. N/M (In the sea now.)

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

Do Thou Who delightest in mercy, have mercy upon those who believe in Thee, O God, threefold Sun. And deliver Thy servants from faults and passions and perils. [vol]

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

Do Thou Who delightest in mercy, have mercy upon those who believe in Thee, O God, threefold Sun. And deliver Thy servants from faults and passions and perils. [vol]

Glory.

In the ineffable sea of Thy goodness, give me as prize the brightness of Thine own radiance past mind, and the light-giving and thrice-shining radiance of the Godhead. [vol]

Both now. Theotokion.

O Virgin, the Most High was made man, past speech, from Thee, and put on the whole frame of man and illumined me with the Light that shines threefold. [vol]

Kathisma.

Mode 2. N/M (Since you are the source.)

Do Thou Who are merciful, having stretched out towards us the sea of Thy compassion, accept us. Look upon the people glorifying Thee; receive the song of those beseeching Thee, O Three in One Who hast no beginning. For we have put our hope in Thee, the God of all, to give us forgiveness of our offences. [vol]

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Mode 2. N/M (Since you are the source.)

O Theotokos who are good, and dost feel for us, Thou hast conceived the Fount of Compassion. For Thou only art the defense of the faithful: Thou are the comfort of those who sorrow. THerefore we whose only riches are Thy succour now all fall before Thee in faith, so as to find deliverance from sufferings. [vol]

Ode vii.

Mode 2. N/M (The image of gold.)

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

Thou Who art One Lord unchanged in Three Persons, dost ever array the armies of angels without turning; show then also at all times my heart to be without turning and ready to glorify Thee warmly and to sing Thy praises with reverence. [vol]

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

Thou Who art One Lord unchanged in Three Persons, dost ever array the armies of angels without turning; show then also at all times my heart to be without turning and ready to glorify Thee warmly and to sing Thy praises with reverence. [vol]

Glory.

The intelligent choirs of the immaterial beings, made bright by Thy beams, O God, Ruler sole and Supreme, threefold Sun, become by their position reflected lights; do Thou also as threefold shining Creator of Light show me also, by illumination and participation, their light. [vol]

Both now. Theotokion.

In order to direct us and lift us towards the heavens, forsake us not that love Thee, Who through love of mankind past words became man in the womb of the Virgin and hast made man like God and seated him with the Father on the throne of glory. [vol]

Ode viii.

Mode 2. N/M ()

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

O Trinity no man can approach, co-eternal, rule of God that has no beginning, precisely similar in all things, save the light-bearing properties, set every evil counsel of the opponents and every vexation of the devils at naught, ever keeping me unharmed, O Lord of all. [vol]

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

O Trinity no man can approach, co-eternal, rule of God that has no beginning, precisely similar in all things, save the light-bearing properties, set every evil counsel of the opponents and every vexation of the devils at naught, ever keeping me unharmed, O Lord of all. [vol]

Glory.

O incomprehensible sole and supreme Sovereignty, threefold Sun, Who hast wisely and with all strength set up the world and preserved it at all times by a hierarchy without blemish, dwell in my heart for me to praise and glorify Thee with the choirs of angels unto all ages. [vol]

Both now.

O Wisdom of the Father, Thou incomprehensible Word of God beyond words, without changing THine unchangeable nature Thou has completely taken upon Thyself the nature of man, and hast taught all to honour the one and only Trinity as supreme Sovereign of all the ages. [vol]

Ode ix.

Mode 2. N/M (Lady, from your virginal belly.)

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

From the Light without beginning, the Son, co-eternal light, has shone and the Spirit, Light same in nature, has proceeded, ineffably, in divine majesty, the birth without change together with the procession past words having been assured. [vol]

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

Enlighten with Thy threefold Light O Godhead, threefold Sun, the hearts of those who sing Thy praises and give them mind to understand all things and to do Thy good and perfect will and to glorify and magnify Thee. [vol]

Glory.

Being boundless by nature as God, and having a boundless sea of mercies, Thou, O Trinity hast taken pity in former times; do Thou now as then take pity on Thy servants and deliver them from faults, and temptations and adverse circumstances. [vol]

Both now. Theotokion.

Save me, O my God, from all manner of abuse and evil, O Thou Almighty praised in Three Person, ineffably One, and guard Thy flock by the prayers of the Theotokos. [vol]

Megalynaria to the Trinity

From Horologion - - -

Mode 2.

It is truly proper to extol the Trinity divine and holy: Unoriginate Father, Maker of all, co-eternal Logos, begotten before all time without change from the Father, and the all-holy Spirit, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father timelessly. [SD]

It is truly proper to extol and to glorify You, God the Logos. The Cherubim shudder and tremble at Him, and the Hosts of heaven offer hymns of glory to Him. For He resurrected from the grave on the third day. With fear let us glorify Him, Christ the Giver of Life. [SD]

With inspired anthems worthy of God, let us all sing praises to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit, tri-hypostatic power, one Kingdom and Dominion, one Rule and Sovereignty. [SD]

Immaculate Virgin, when creation saw your Son risen, as befits God, it was filled with great joy and ineffable gladness, and it glorified the Savior, and it honored you. [SD]

READER

Trisagion Prayers.

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.

All-holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins. Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name's sake.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [GOA]

PRIEST

For Thine 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.

READER

Amen.

Hypakoe. Mode 2.

From Octoechos - - -

After the Passion, O Christ God, the women went to the tomb to anoint Your body, and they saw Angels in the sepulcher, and they were amazed. For they heard them saying that the Lord has risen and granted the world the great mercy. [SD]

Lord, have mercy. (40)

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

In the name of the Lord, Father, bless!

PRIEST

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 let us pray for our country, the president, and all those in public service.

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

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, visitation, forgiveness and remission of the sins of all pious and Orthodox Christians living and visiting in this city, the parishioners, the members of the Parish Council and every Ministry of this Parish, and the donors and benefactors of this holy church, and the servants of God [names] who celebrate this holy feast.

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

Again we pray for the protection of this holy church, this city and every city and land, from wrath, famine, pestilence, earthquake, flood, fire, sword, foreign invasions, civil strife, and accidental death. That our good and loving God may be merciful, gracious and favorable to us by turning and keeping from us all wrath and sickness, and deliver us from His just rebuke, and have mercy on us.

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

Again we pray that the Lord our God may hear the prayer of us sinners, and have mercy on us.

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

PRIEST

Hear us, O God our Savior, the hope of all those who live everywhere on earth and those far out at sea or in the air. Be gracious toward our sins, Master, and have mercy on us. For you are a merciful and loving 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.)

READER

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. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Father, bless!

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, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

Let us pray for the peace of the world.

(Lord, have mercy.)

For the pious and Orthodox Christians.

For our (episcopal rank) (name).

For our nation.

For the armed forces.

For our absent fathers, brothers and sisters.

For those who help us and those who serve us.

For those who hate us and those who love us.

For those who have asked us, the unworthy, to pray for them.

For the release of the captives.

For those who are traveling.

For those laid up with illnesses.

Let us also pray for the abundance of the fruits of the earth.

And for all our fathers and brethren departed like life, those who lie here in peace, and the Orthodox everywhere.

Let us say for ourselves, also: Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

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

(Amen.)