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Menaion - July 25

Μνήμη τῆς Κοιμήσεως τῆς Ἁγίας Ἄννης

Memory of the Repose of Saint Anna

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Θεὸς Κύριος καὶ ἐπέφανεν ἡμῖν. Εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου.

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

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ καὶ ἐπικαλεῖσθε τὸ ὄνομα τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ.

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

ἤ· Ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ.

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

Στίχ. βʹ. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου ἠμυνάμην αὐτούς.

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

Στίχ. γʹ. Παρὰ Κυρίου ἐγένετο αὕτη καὶ ἔστι θαυμαστὴ ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς ἡμῶν.

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ζωὴν τὴν κυήσασαν, ἐκυοφόρησας, ἁγνὴν Θεομήτορα, θεόφρον Ἄννα· διὸ πρὸς λῆξιν οὐράνιον, ἔνθα εὐφραινομένων, κατοικία ἐν δόξῃ, χαίρουσα νῦν μετέστης, τοῖς τιμῶσί σε πόθῳ, πταισμάτων αἰτουμένη, ἱλασμὸν ἀειμακάριστε.

You carried within your womb her who was pregnant with Life, * the Mother of God, O godly-minded Anna, and thus * rejoicing you were today * translated unto heaven, where they live who rejoice now. * And you entreat forgiveness of offences for the faithful * who honor you with longing, O ever-blessed one. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ζωὴν τὴν κυήσασαν, ἐκυοφόρησας, ἁγνὴν Θεομήτορα, θεόφρον Ἄννα· διὸ πρὸς λῆξιν οὐράνιον, ἔνθα εὐφραινομένων, κατοικία ἐν δόξῃ, χαίρουσα νῦν μετέστης, τοῖς τιμῶσί σε πόθῳ, πταισμάτων αἰτουμένη, ἱλασμὸν ἀειμακάριστε.

You carried within your womb her who was pregnant with Life, * the Mother of God, O godly-minded Anna, and thus * rejoicing you were today * translated unto heaven, where they live who rejoice now. * And you entreat forgiveness of offences for the faithful * who honor you with longing, O ever-blessed one. [SD]

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα Αʹ.

Kathisma I.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Ἡ εὐκλεέστατος καὶ ἀξιέπαινος, Ἄννα ἡ ἔνθεος, καὶ πανσεβάσμιος, γῆθεν ἀρθεῖσα ἐκ ζωῆς, προσκαίρου διαιωνίζει, εἰς ζωὴν ἀθάνατον, μέτ' Ἀγγέλων χορεύουσα, σὺν τῇ θυγατρὶ αὐτῆς, καὶ ἀχράντῳ Μητρὶ τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύουσα ἀπαύστως σωθῆναι, τοὺς πίστει ταύτην μακαρίζοντας.

The most illustrious, praiseworthy, God-inspired * and ever-ven'rable Anna is lifted up, * from the temporal life on earth and taken to life immortal, * living in eternity, joining chorus with hosts on high, * interceding ceaselessly with her daughter, the immaculate * Theotokos, for the salvation * of those who faithfully pronounce her blest. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ἡ εὐκλεέστατος καὶ ἀξιέπαινος, Ἄννα ἡ ἔνθεος, καὶ πανσεβάσμιος, γῆθεν ἀρθεῖσα ἐκ ζωῆς, προσκαίρου διαιωνίζει, εἰς ζωὴν ἀθάνατον, μέτ' Ἀγγέλων χορεύουσα, σὺν τῇ θυγατρὶ αὐτῆς, καὶ ἀχράντῳ Μητρὶ τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρεσβεύουσα ἀπαύστως σωθῆναι, τοὺς πίστει ταύτην μακαρίζοντας.

The most illustrious, praiseworthy, God-inspired * and ever-ven'rable Anna is lifted up, * from the temporal life on earth and taken to life immortal, * living in eternity, joining chorus with hosts on high, * interceding ceaselessly with her daughter, the immaculate * Theotokos, for the salvation * of those who faithfully pronounce her blest. [SD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτήρ.

Mode 1. The soldiers keeping watch.

Τὰς νόμου ἐντολάς, θεαρέστως τηροῦσα, μητέρας Ἰσραήλ, ὑπερῆρας ἁπάσας, τὴν μόνην ἀειπάρθενον, Θεοτόκον κυήσασα, ἁγιόλεκτε, Ἄννα Προμῆτορ Κυρίου, μεταστᾶσα δέ, ἐκ γῆς πρὸς θεῖον νυμφῶνα, Δικαίων ὑπέρκεισαι.

You kept the Law's commands in a God-pleasing manner, * and so you rose above all of Israel's mothers, * for carrying in your womb the ever-virgin Theotokos. * Elect in holiness, the Lord's ancestress Anna, * being conveyed from earth to the divine bridal chamber, * you clearly surpass the Just. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Τὰς νόμου ἐντολάς, θεαρέστως τηροῦσα, μητέρας Ἰσραήλ, ὑπερῆρας ἁπάσας, τὴν μόνην ἀειπάρθενον, Θεοτόκον κυήσασα, ἁγιόλεκτε, Ἄννα Προμῆτορ Κυρίου, μεταστᾶσα δέ, ἐκ γῆς πρὸς θεῖον νυμφῶνα, Δικαίων ὑπέρκεισαι.

You kept the Law's commands in a God-pleasing manner, * and so you rose above all of Israel's mothers, * for carrying in your womb the ever-virgin Theotokos. * Elect in holiness, the Lord's ancestress Anna, * being conveyed from earth to the divine bridal chamber, * you clearly surpass the Just. [SD]

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἐλέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου. Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου, καὶ απὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διὰ παντός. Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι. Ραντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι. Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην· ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα. Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον. Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου. Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ το Πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ. Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με. Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι. Ρῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου. Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου. Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις. Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἱερουσαλήμ. Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα. Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους.

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

Ode 1: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Ὑγρὰν διοδεύσας ὡσεὶ ξηράν, καὶ τὴν αἰγυπτίαν, μοχθηρίαν διαφυγών, ὁ Ἰσραηλίτης ἀνεβόα· Τῷ Λυτρωτῇ καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν ᾄσωμεν. (δίς)

Of old when the Israelite had crossed * the watery passage as if over a tract of land, * fleeing from the misery of Egypt, * he cried: "To God our Redeemer, O let us sing." (2) [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Πολλοῖς συνεχόμενος πειρασμοῖς, πρὸς σὲ καταφεύγω, σωτηρίαν ἐπιζητῶν· Ὦ Μῆτερ τοῦ Λόγου καὶ Παρθένε, τῶν δυσχερῶν καὶ δεινῶν με διάσωσον.

By many temptations am I distressed. * Praying to be rescued, for salvation I run to you. * O Virgin and Mother of the Logos, * from all afflictions and evils deliver me. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Παθῶν με ταράττουσι προσβολαί, πολλῆς ἀθυμίας, ἐμπιπλῶσαί μου τὴν ψυχήν, εἰρήνευσον, Κόρη, τῇ γαλήνῃ, τῇ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ Θεοῦ σου, Πανάμωμε.

Assaults from the passions unsettle me, * and they fill my soul to overflowing with much despair. * Quiet them, O undefiled Maiden, * with the dispassionate calm of your Son and God. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σωτῆρα τεκοῦσάν σε καὶ Θεόν, δυσωπῶ, Παρθένε, λυτρωθῆναί με τῶν δεινῶν· σοὶ γὰρ νῦν προσφεύγων ἀνατείνω, καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν καὶ τὴν διάνοιαν.

O Virgin who mothered our Savior God, * I earnestly beg that I be rescued from my distress. * For now as I flee to you for refuge, * my soul and reason I lift up in ardent prayer. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Νοσοῦντα τὸ σῶμα καὶ τὴν ψυχήν, ἐπισκοπῆς θείας, καὶ προνοίας τῆς παρὰ σοῦ, ἀξίωσον, μόνη Θεομῆτορ, ὡς ἀγαθὴ ἀγαθοῦ τε λοχεύτρια.

My body and soul are alike diseased. * Only Theotokos, count me worthy of your divine * providence and gracious visitation, * since you are good and the Mother of Him who is good. [SD]

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἀνοίξω τὸ στόμα μου.

Mode 4. N/M (I open my mouth.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Πταισμάτων συγχώρησιν, καὶ τῶν κακῶν ἀπολύτρωσιν, καὶ βίου διόρθωσιν, καὶ θείαν ἔλλαμψιν, νῦν μοι αἴτησαι, τὴν σὴν φωσφόρον μνήμην, γεραίροντι σήμερον, Ἄννα πανεύφημε.

Forgiveness of transgressions, deliverance from ills, amendment of life, and divine illumination, now ask for me, who today honor your luminofffus commemoration, all-praiseworthy Anna. [JR]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ζωὴν τὴν κυήσασαν, θεοπρεπῶς ἀπεκύησας· διὸ πρὸς ἀείζωον, ζωὴν μεθέστηκας, ἀπολαύουσα, χαρᾶς ἀνεκλαλήτου, φωτὸς ἀνεσπέρου τε, Ἄννα θεόκλητε.

Divinely you conceived her who conceived life; therefore, you were translated to everlasting life, enjoying ineffable joy and the light without evening, O Anna, called by God. [JR]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡ χάρις ἡ ἔνθεος, πρὸς τὴν χαρὰν μεταβέβηκεν, ἀσπόρως ἣν ἔτεκε, θυγάτηρ ταύτης ἁγνή, καὶ παρίσταται, πολλῇ σὺν παῤῥησίᾳ, Κυρίῳ πρεσβεύουσα, σωθῆναι πάντας ἡμᾶς.

The God-filled grace passed over to the joy whom her pure daughter had brought forth without seed, and she stands before the Lord, with great boldness interceding that we may be saved. [JR]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐκ σοῦ ἡμῖν ἔλαμψε, δικαιοσύνης ὁ Ἥλιος, καὶ πᾶσαν κατηύγασε, θεογνωσίᾳ τὴν γῆν, καὶ διέλυσεν, ἀχλὺν τῆς ἀθεΐας, Ἁγνὴ παναμώμητε, καὶ παμμακάριστε.

From you, the Sun of righteousness shined to us, and illumined the whole earth with the knowledge of God, and dissolved the mist of godlessness, O all-immaculate, most blessed Pure Theotokos. [JR]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Οὐρανίας ἁψῖδος, ὀροφουργὲ Κύριε, καὶ τῆς Ἐκκλησίας Δομῆτορ, σὺ με στερέωσον, ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ τῇ σῇ, τῶν ἐφετῶν ἡ ἀκρότης, τῶν πιστῶν τὸ στήριγμα, μόνε φιλάνθρωπε. (δίς)

O divine Master Builder of the celestial vault, * as the only Lover of mankind and Founder of the Church, * establish me, O Lord, in love for You, the believers' * firm support and ultimate object of all desire. (2) [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Προστασίαν καὶ σκέπην, ζωῆς ἐμῆς τίθημι, Σέ, Θεογεννῆτορ, Παρθένε, σύ με κυβέρνησον, πρὸς τὸν λιμένα σου, τῶν ἀγαθῶν ἡ αἰτία, τῶν πιστῶν τὸ στήριγμα, μόνη πανύμνητε.

I have named you the shelter and the defense of my life. * Therefore, I entreat you, O virgin Maid who gave birth to God, * conduct me to your port, * originator of good things, * the believers' firm support, * only all-lauded one. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἱκετεύω, Παρθένε, τὸν ψυχικὸν τάραχον, καὶ τῆς ἀθυμίας τὴν ζάλην, διασκεδάσαι μου· σὺ γάρ, Θεόνυμφε, τὸν ἀρχηγὸν τῆς γαλήνης, τὸν Χριστὸν ἐκύησας, μόνη πανάχραντε.

I beseech you, O Virgin, dispel my soul's turbulence, * also the tempestuous surging of grave despondency. * For you, O Bride of God, * gave birth to Christ who is Author * of serene tranquility, * only all-spotless one. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Εὐεργέτην τεκοῦσα, τὸν τῶν καλῶν αἴτιον, τῆς εὐεργεσίας τὸν πλοῦτον, πᾶσιν ἀνάβλυσον· πάντα γὰρ δύνασαι, ὡς δυνατὸν ἐν ἰσχύϊ, τὸν Χριστὸν κυήσασα, Θεομακάριστε.

Pour the wealth of your goodness and benefactions on all, * since you bore the great Benefactor, the Cause of every good. * You carried in your womb * Christ who is mighty in power; * therefore you can do all things, * O Lady blest by God. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Χαλεπαῖς ἀῤῥωστίαις, καὶ νοσεροῖς πάθεσιν, ἐξεταζομένῳ, Παρθένε, σύ μοι βοήθησον· τῶν ἰαμάτων γάρ, ἀνελλιπῆ σε γινώσκω, θησαυρόν, Πανάμωμε, τὸν ἀδαπάνητον.

I implore you to help me as I am now being tried * by distressing ailments, O Virgin, and morbid suffering. * For I know you to be * an inexhaustible treasure * plenteous in remedies, * only all-blameless one. [SD]

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Οὐκ ἐν σοφίᾳ.

Mode 4. N/M (Not in our wisdom.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὴν συλλαβοῦσαν, τὸν συνέχοντα πάντα συνέλαβες, καὶ ἐκύησας Χριστόν, τὴν ὑπὲρ λόγον κυήσασαν· διό σου τὴν κοίμησιν, Ἄννα γεραίρομεν.

You conceived her who conceived him who sustains all, and you carried in the womb her who, beyond word, carried Christ in the womb; therefore, O Anna, we honor your dormition. [JR]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Μέτ' ἐγκωμίων, ἐκτελεῖται ἡ ἔνδοξος μνήμη σου· ὅτι ἔτεκες ἡμῖν, τὴν ἐγκωμίων ἐπέκεινα, ἁγνὴν Θεομήτορα, Ἄννα θεόκλητε.

With praises is your glorious commemoration performed, for you bore for us her who is beyond praise, the pure Mother of God, O Anna, called of God. [JR]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἥλιος ὥσπερ τῇ σελήνῃ τῇ Ἄννῃ ἑνούμενος, ὁ κλεινὸς Ἰωακείμ, τῆς παρθενίας ἀκτῖνα γεννᾷ, δι' ἧς τῆς Θεότητος, αὐγὴ ἐπέλαμψε.

The illustrious Joachim, being united to Anna as the sun to the moon, begets the ray of virginity through whom the sunlight of the deity dawned forth. [JR]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Σὲ προστασίαν, ἀσφαλῆ Θεομῆτορ κεκτήμεθα, τὰς ἐλπίδας ἐπὶ σοί, ἀνατιθέντες σῳζόμεθα, πρὸς σὲ καταφεύγοντες, περιφρουρούμεθα.

We have obtained you as a steadfast protector, O Mother of God; placing all our hopes on you, we are being saved; fleeing to you for refuge, we are guarded on all sides. [JR]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ γʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Ode 3: Short Litany

Ode 3: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For you are our God, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

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

Τῆς μητρὸς τοῦ Δεσπότου καὶ Ποιητοῦ, μήτηρ γέγονας Ἄννα πανευκλεής, αὐτοῦ τὰ προστάγματα, ἀνενδότως φυλάττουσα· διὰ τοῦτο θανοῦσα, ζωὴν πρὸς ἀθάνατον, μετετέθης ὄντως, καὶ φῶς πρὸς ἀνέσπερον· ὅθεν τὴν φωσφόρον, καὶ ἁγίαν σου μνήμην, τελοῦντες ἐν πνεύματι, φωτιζόμεθα πάντοτε, καὶ συμφώνως βοῶμέν σοι· Πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι, τοῖς ἑορτάζουσι πόθῳ, τὴν ἁγίαν μνήμην σου.

Anna all-glorious, you became mother of the mother of the Master and Maker, observing his commandments fixedly; for this reason, when you died, you were truly translated to life immortal and to the unsetting light. Therefore, as we celebrate your radiant and holy memorial, we are illumined in spirit at all times and we cry out to you with one voice: Intercede with Christ God that remission of offenses may be granted to those celebrating your holy memory with love. [JR]

Ode 4: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iv. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

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

I have heard the report, O Lord, * of Your incarnation, which is a mystery. * I considered Your astounding works, * and I glorified Your divinity. (2) [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τῶν παθῶν μου τὸν τάραχον, ἡ τὸν κυβερνήτην τεκοῦσα Κύριον, καὶ τὸν κλύδωνα κατεύνασον, τῶν ἐμῶν πταισμάτων, Θεονύμφευτε.

I entreat you, O Bride of God * who have borne the Helmsman and Lord, to pacify * the confusion that my passions bring * and the surging waves of my iniquities. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Εὐσπλαγχνίας τὴν ἄβυσσον, ἐπικαλουμένῳ τῆς σῆς παράσχου μοι, ἡ τὸν εὔσπλαγχνον κυήσασα, καὶ Σωτῆρα πάντων, τῶν ὑμνούντων σε.

You have borne the compassionate * Lord who is the Savior of all who sing your praise. * Hence, bestow upon me the abyss * of your own compassion which I now invoke. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἀπολαύοντες, Πάναγνε, τῶν σῶν δωρημάτων εὐχαριστήριον, ἀναμέλπομεν ἐφύμνιον, οἱ γινώσκοντές σε Θεομήτορα.

We who know you, O wholly pure * Virgin, to be truly the Mother of our God, * have enjoyed so many gifts from you. * Hence, we sing this canticle of gratitude. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Οἱ ἐλπίδα καὶ στήριγμα, καὶ τῆς σωτηρίας τεῖχος ἀκράδαντον, κεκτημένοι σε, Πανύμνητε, δυσχερείας πάσης, ἐκλυτρούμεθα.

In possessing you as our hope * and the stable buttress and solid battlement * of salvation, O all-lauded one, * we are liberated from all misery. [SD]

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δόξῃ.

Mode 4. N/M (He who sits in holy glory.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Τὰ ἐν νόμῳ γεγραμμένα, μελετῶσα ἐτέλεσας, καὶ τοῦ νομοθέτου, μήτηρ τῆς μητρὸς ἐχρημάτισας· διὸ νῦν πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις ἐποφείλει σοι, ἐκτελοῦσά σου, χαρμονικῶς τὸ μνημόσυνον.

Meditating upon the writings in the law, you brought them to fulfillment. You were the mother of the mother of the Lawgiver; therefore, now all creation is indebted to you, joyfully performing your memorial solemnity. [JR]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Μακαρία ἡ κοιλία ἀληθῶς ἡ βαστάσασα, τὴν τὸ φῶς τοῦ κόσμου, ἔνδον ἐν κοιλίᾳ βαστάσασαν, καὶ οἱ μαστοί σου ὡραῖοι, ὡς θηλάσαντες, τὴν θηλάσασαν, Ἄννα Χριστόν τὴν τροφὴν ἡμῶν.

Truly blessed is your womb that carried her who carried in her womb the light of the world, and virtuous, O Anna, are your breasts, since they nursed her that nursed Christ, who is our food. [JR]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ὡς βιώσασα ἀμέμπτως, τὴν ἀμέμπτως κυήσασαν, Θεοτόκον Κόρην, Λόγον τοῦ Πατρὸς ἀπεκύησας, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν μετὰ δόξης προσεχώρησας, θεουμένη, σεπταῖς μετοχαῖς ἀληθέστατα.

As one who lived blamelessly, you brought forth the Theotokos, the Maiden who blamelessly brought forth the Word of the Father, and in glory you passed over to him, being deified most truly by holy participations. [JR]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς παρθένου ἡ κοιλία, θημωνία ὡς ἅλωνος, ἀληθῶς ἐδείχθη, στάχυν ἀγεώργητον ἔχουσα, δι' οὗ ἐκτρέφεται πᾶσα κτίσις, κράζουσα· Παντοδύναμε, Δόξα Χριστὲ τῇ δυνάμει σου.

The womb of the Virgin was truly revealed as the grain stack on the threshing floor containing the unhusbanded ear of grain through which every creature is nourished and cries out: Glory to your might, O all-powerful Christ! [JR]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ δʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode iv. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Ode 5: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode v. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Φώτισον ἡμᾶς, τοῖς προστάγμασί σου Κύριε, καὶ τῷ βραχίονί σου τῷ ὑψηλῷ, τὴν σὴν εἰρήνην, παράσχου ἡμῖν φιλάνθρωπε. (δίς)

Sovereign Lord our God, * as the One who loves humanity, * with your commandments enlighten us, we pray; * and also grant us * Your peace with Your own uplifted arm. (2) [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἔμπλησον, Ἁγνή, εὐφροσύνης τὴν καρδίαν μου, τὴν σὴν ἀκήρατον διδοῦσα χαράν, τῆς εὐφροσύνης, ἡ γεννήσασα τὸν αἴτιον.

Since you bore the prime * Source of happiness, impart to me, * O pure Maid, your unadulterated joy. * And fill my heart now * to overflowing with your happiness. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, ἐκ κινδύνων, Θεοτόκε Ἁγνή, ἡ αἰωνίαν τεκοῦσα λύτρωσιν, καὶ τὴν εἰρήνην, τὴν πάντα νοῦν ὑπερέχουσαν.

Mother of our God, * do redeem us from all jeopardy, * since the eternal Redemption you have borne, * and Peace that passes * all understanding, O Virgin pure. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λῦσον τὴν ἀχλύν, τῶν πταισμάτων μου, Θεόνυμφε, τῷ φωτισμῷ τῆς σῆς λαμπρότητος, ἡ φῶς τεκοῦσα, τὸ θεῖον καὶ προαιώνιον.

Dissipate the gloom * of my trespasses, O Bride of God, * with the effulgence of your irradiance, * being the Mother * of the divine pre-eternal Light. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἴασαι Ἁγνή, τῶν παθῶν μου τὴν ἀσθένειαν, ἐπισκοπῆς σου ἀξιώσασα, καὶ τὴν ὑγείαν, τῇ πρεσβείᾳ σου παράσχου μοι.

Cure the weakness wreaked * by my passions, O pure virgin Maid. * Account me worthy of your solicitude, * and by your earnest * intercessions give me health again. [SD]

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ἀσεβεῖς οὐκ ὄψονται.

Mode 4. N/M ()

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Οὐρανὸν ἐκύησας, ἐν γῇ ὡς ἀληθῶς, τὴν τεκοῦσαν τὸν οὐρανοῦ, ποιητὴν τὸν σήμερον, σὲ μεταθέμενον, πρὸς τὰ ἐπουράνια, μετὰ δόξης Ἄννα Ἔνδοξε.

You carried in your womb heaven on earth, since she whom you carried, truly gave birth to the Maker of heaven, who today has translated you to the heavenly places, with glory, O glorious Anna. [JR]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ταῖς ἀΰλοις τάξεσιν, ἀΰλω τῷ νοΐ, συγχορεύεις περιχαρῶς, πληρουμένη λάμψεως, τῆς πλουτοδότιδος, ἀλλ' ἡμῶν μνημόνευε, τῶν ἐν πίστει μεμνημένων σου.

With the immaterial orders of the immaterial intellect, you joyfully dance, being filled with the radiance of him who bestows riches; but remember us who are remembering you. [JR]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἱεσσαὶ βλαστήσασαν, ἐκ ῥίζης ἐμφανῶς, εὐθαλῆ ῥάβδον τὴν Ἁγνήν, ἐκβλαστάνεις ἔνδοξε, τὴν ἐκβλαστήσασαν, ἄνθος τὸ ἀμάραντον, Ἰησοῦν τὸν Λυτρωτὴν ἡμῶν.

Glorious Anna, you blossom forth the Pure one, the flourishing staff that plainly blossomed from the root of Jesse and put forth the unfading flower, Jesus our Deliverer. [JR]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐπὶ σὲ κατέφυγον, τὴν μόνην κραταιάν, τῶν πιστῶν σκέπην, ἐπὶ σοὶ τὴν ἐλπίδα τίθημι, τῆς σωτηρίας μου, Παναγία Δέσποινα, Θεοτόκε μὴ παρίδῃς με.

I have fled for refuge to you, the only strong shelter of the faithful; in you I place the hope of my salvation. All-holy Lady Theotokos, do not overlook me. [JR]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ εʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode v. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

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: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vi. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Τὴν δέησιν ἐκχεῶ πρὸς Κύριον, καὶ αὐτῷ ἀπαγγελῶ μου τὰς θλίψεις, ὅτι κακῶν ἡ ψυχή μου ἐπλήσθη, καὶ ἡ ζωή μου τῷ ᾍδῃ προσήγγισε, καὶ δέομαι ὡς Ἰωνᾶς· Ἐκ φθορᾶς ὁ Θεός με ἀνάγαγε. (δίς)

I pour out my supplication to the Lord, * and I tell Him all about my afflictions, * and that my soul has been flooded with evils, * and that my life has come close to being in hell. * Like Prophet Jonah, I entreat, * "Raise me up from corruption, O Lord my God." (2) [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θανάτου καὶ τῆς φθορᾶς ὡς ἔσωσεν, ἑαυτὸν ἐκδεδωκὼς τῷ θανάτῳ, τὴν τῇ φθορᾷ καὶ θανάτῳ μου φύσιν, κατασχεθεῖσαν, Παρθένε, δυσώπησον, τὸν Κύριόν σου καὶ Υἱόν, τῆς ἐχθρῶν κακουργίας με ῥύσασθαι.

Solicit * your Son and Lord to rescue me * from the enemies' malignance, O Virgin, * as He redeemed out of death and corruption * my human nature held down by mortality * and overpowered by decay, * having freely submitted Himself to death. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Προστάτιν σε τῆς ζωῆς ἐπίσταμαι, καὶ φρουρὰν ἀσφαλεστάτην, Παρθένε, τῶν πειρασμῶν διαλύουσαν ὄχλον, καὶ ἐπηρείας δαιμόνων ἐλαύνουσαν, καὶ δέομαι διαπαντός, ἐκ φθορᾶς τῶν παθῶν μου ῥυσθῆναί με.

O Virgin, * I know you well as Patroness * of my life and most reliable sentry. * For you disperse a great throng of temptations, * and spiteful treatment by demons you drive away. * And constantly do I entreat * to be saved from my passions' depravity. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ὡς τεῖχος καταφυγῆς κεκτήμεθα, καὶ ψυχῶν σε παντελῆ σωτηρίαν, καὶ πλατυσμὸν ἐν ταῖς θλίψεσι, Κόρη, καὶ τῷ φωτί σου ἀεὶ ἀγαλλόμεθα· Ὧ Δέσποινα, καὶ νῦν ἡμᾶς, τῶν παθῶν καὶ κινδύνων διάσωσον.

We have you * as a protective citadel * and the absolute salvation, O Maiden, * of our souls, and in straits as a broad way. * And in your light we unceasingly jubilate. * And now, O Lady, we beseech, * from the passions and perils deliver us. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ἐν κλίνῃ νῦν ἀσθενῶν κατάκειμαι, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἴασις τῇ σαρκί μου, ἀλλ' ἡ Θεὸν καὶ Σωτῆρα τοῦ κόσμου, καὶ τὸν λυτῆρα τῶν νόσων κυήσασα, σοῦ δέομαι τῆς ἀγαθῆς, ἐκ φθορᾶς νοσημάτων ἀνάστησον.

I lie now * in failing health upon my bed, * and there is no cure for my ailing body. * But I entreat, O good Lady who gave birth * to the Reliever of illnesses, who is God * the Savior of the world, and plead: * raise me up from the ravages of disease. [SD]

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Θύσω σοι μετὰ φωνῇς.

Mode 4. N/M (The Church cries out.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Κυρίου, Ἰησοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ οἱ προπάτορες, Ἰωακείμ τε καί, Ἄννα, οἱ δικαιοσύνῃ κεκοσμημένοι, ἐπαξίως, ἐν ᾠδαῖς εὐφημείσθωσαν σήμερον.

Let both Joachim and Anna, the ancestors of the Lord, Jesus our God, who are adorned by righteousness, be worthily praised today in odes. [JR]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἁπάντων, ἐγκωμίων ἡ Ἄννα ὑπέρκειται, ὅτι παντὸς ἐγκωμίου, τὴν ὑπερκειμένην ἐκύησε· διὰ τοῦτο, ἐν χορῷ τῶν Ἁγίων αὐλίζεται.

Anna transcends all praises, for she conceived her who excels every praise; therefore she dwells amidst the chorus of the saints. [JR]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Φωσφόρος, καὶ λαμπρότητος πλήρης ἡ μνήμη σου, μαρμαρυγὰς τοῖς ἐν κόσμῳ, τὰς σωτηριώδεις ἐκπέμπουσα, σῶφρον Ἄννα, χαρισμάτων παντοίων ἀνάπλεως.

Your commemoration, luminous and full of brightness, sends out saving gleams, filled with every kind of spiritual gift, to those in the world, O sober Anna. [JR]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ἐξ, Ἄννης, ἡ τοῦ κόσμου ἐτέχθης Βασίλισσα, τὸν τοῦ παντὸς Βασιλέα, καὶ τεκοῦσα καὶ παρθενεύουσα, μετὰ τόκον, Χερουβὶμ ἀνωτέρα Πανάμωμε.

From Anna you were born, and after giving birth to the King of all, you remained a Virgin, Ο all-blameless Queen of the world, higher than the Cherubim. [JR]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vi. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Ode 6: Short Litany

Ode 6: Short Litany

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Principal Kontakion and Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τὰ ἄνω ζητῶν.

Mode 2. In seeking the heights.

Προγόνων Χριστοῦ, τὴν μνήμην ἑορτάζομεν, τὴν τούτων πιστῶς, αἰτούμενοι βοήθειαν, τοῦ ῥυσθῆναι ἅπαντας, ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· ὁ Θεὸς γενοῦ μεθ' ἡμῶν, ὁ τούτους δοξάσας ὡς ηὐδόκησας.

Today we observe the memory of Christ's forebears, * and also we pray that we might receive their aid, * so that all of us may be freed from tribulations, as we cry aloud, * "Be with us, O Lord our God, * who glorified them as You were pleased to do." [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Προφητικῶς συνέλθωμεν πάντες, τοῦ ἀξίως ὑμνῆσαι τῆς προγόνου Χριστοῦ τὴν παναγίαν μετάστασιν· Σήμερον γὰρ ἐκ τῆς προσκαίρου μεταστᾶσα ζωῆς, ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις μετὰ χαρᾶς τὴν πορείαν ποιουμένη ἀγάλλεται, καὶ ὡς οὖσα Μήτηρ τῆς ὄντως ἀληθοῦς Θεοτόκου, κραυγάζει πιστῶς· Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, ὅτι ἔτεκον τὴν τούτου Μητέρα ἐν τῇ γῇ. Γένοιτο οὖν μεθ' ἡμῶν, ὁ τούτους δοξάσας ὡς ηὐδόκησε.

Let us all prophetically come together to worthily extol the all-holy passing of Christ's grandmother. For today she passed from this temporal life and joyfully made her way into heaven, where she greatly rejoices. As the true mother of the true Theotokos, she cries out with faith: "My soul magnifies the Lord, for I gave birth to His Mother on earth." May He be with us, He who glorified them as He was pleased to do. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΕʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τῆς Κοιμήσεως τῆς Ἁγίας Ἄννης, μητρὸς τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου.

On July 25, we commemorate the Dormition of Saint Anna, the mother of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων 165 Πατέρων, τῶν ἐν τῇ πέμπτῃ Οἰκουμενικῇ Συνόδῳ συνελθόντων καὶ τὰ Ὠριγένους δόγματα καθελόντων.

On this day we also commemorate the holy 165 Father, who convened for the Fifth Ecumenical Council and refuted the teachings of Origen.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ὁσίας καὶ μακαρίας Ὀλυπμιάδος τῆς Διακόνου.

On this day we also commemorate the devout and blessed Olympias the Deaconess.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Εὐπραξίας.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Mother Eupraxia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Σάκτου (ἢ Σάγκτου), Ματούρου, Ἀττάλου καὶ Βλανδίνης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, and Blandina.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By their holy intercessions, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Ode 7: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode vii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Οἱ ἐκ τῆς Ἰουδαίας, καταντήσαντες Παῖδες, ἐν Βαβυλῶνί ποτε, τῇ πίστει τῆς Τριάδος, τὴν φλόγα τῆς καμίνου, κατεπάτησαν ψάλλοντες· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητὸς εἶ. (δίς)

Those Servants from Judea, * who of old were deported and sent to Babylon, * once treaded on the fire * of the furnace by holding * to the faith in the Trinity * and chanted: Blessed are You the God of our fathers. (2) [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὴν ἡμῶν σωτηρίαν, ὡς ἠθέλησας Σῶτερ, οἰκονομήσασθαι, ἐν μήτρᾳ τῆς Παρθένου, κατῴ κησας τῷ κόσμῳ, ἣν προστάτιν ἀνέδειξας· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητός εἶ.

As You wished our salvation * to be thusly dispensed, You abode within the womb * of the all-holy Virgin * whom You have manifested * to the world as our patroness. * O Savior, blessed are You * the God of our fathers. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θελητὴν τοῦ ἐλέους, ὃν ἐγέννησας, Μῆτερ ἁγνὴ δυσώπησον, ῥυσθῆναι τῶν πταισμάτων, ψυχῆς τε μολυσμάτων, τοὺς ἐν πίστει κραυγάζοντας· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

O pure Mother, implore Him * unto Whom you gave birth, Who delights in steadfast love, * to free from their offenses * and from their souls' defilements * those who cry out in faith and say * to Him: O blessed are You * the God of our fathers. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θησαυρὸν σωτηρίας, καὶ πηγὴν ἀφθαρσίας, τὴν σὲ κυήσασαν, καὶ πύργον ἀσφαλείας, καὶ θύραν μετανοίας, τοῖς κραυγάζουσιν ἔδειξας· Ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν Θεός, εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

You have shown forth Your Mother * as a tower of safety, salvation's treasury, * a spring of incorruption, * the doorway of repentance * unto all those who cry aloud * and say: O blessed are You * the God of our fathers. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σωμάτων μαλακίας, καὶ ψυχῶν ἀῤῥωστίας, Θεογεννήτρια, τῶν πόθῳ προσιόντων, τῇ σκέπῃ σου τῇ θείᾳ, θεραπεύειν ἀξίωσον, ἡ τὸν Σωτῆρα Χριστόν, ἡμῖν ἀποτεκοῦσα.

Unto us you delivered * Christ the Savior; and hence we entreat you: Deign to heal * the bodily diseases * and spiritual ailments * of your servants who earnestly * to your divine shelter run, * O Lady Theotokos. [SD]

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ διασώσας ἐν πυρί.

Mode 4. N/M (You saved Your Servants.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ὡς τῆς ζωῆς τῆς ἀληθοῦς, Ἄννα τὴν μητέρα τεκοῦσα, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν τὴν ἀληθῆ, μετετέθης πιστῶς ἀνακράζουσα· Ὑπερύμνητε Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων εὐλογητός εἶ.

As you, Anna, had given birth to the mother of the true life, you were transferred to the true life, faithfully crying aloud: O Lord worthy of supreme praise, blessed are you, the God of the Fathers. [JR]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἡ τῆς μητρὸς τοῦ Λυτρωτοῦ, μήτηρ χρηματίσασα Ἄννα, ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς πρὸς οὐρανόν, ἀρεταῖς κοσμουμένη ἀνέδραμες, ἐν αἰνέσει κραυγάζουσα· ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων εὐλογητὸς εἶ.

Called mother of the mother of our Redeemer, O Anna, you went straight from earth to heaven, adorned with virtues and crying out in praise: Blessed are you, the God of the Fathers. [JR]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Πρὸς ἀτελεύτητον ζωήν, πρὸς εὐρυχωρότατον πλάτος, τοῦ Παραδείσου τῆς τρυφῆς, πρὸς ἀνέσπερον φῶς ἐξεδήμησας, θεοφόρε κραυγάζουσα· ὁ Θεὸς ὁ τῶν Πατέρων εὐλογητός εἶ.

You journeyed to the unending life, to the most wide breadth of the Paradise of joy, to the light that knows no evening, O God-bearing saint, crying aloud: Blessed are you, the God of the Fathers. [JR]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὡραϊσμένη καλλοναῖς, ταῖς τῶν ἀρετῶν τὸν ὡραῖον, ὑπὲρ υἱοὺς τῶν γηγενῶν, ἀπεκύησας Λόγον Πανάμωμε, τὸν τερπναῖς ὡραιότησι, τοὺς αὐτὸν ὑμνολογοῦντας κατακοσμοῦντα.

Adorned with the beauty of virtues, all-blameless Virgin, you gave birth to the Word who is the fairest of the sons of the earthborn, who adorns with pleasing beauty those who praise him with hymnody. [JR]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ζʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode vii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

Ode 8: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode viii. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Τὸν Βασιλέα τῶν οὐρανῶν ὂν ὑμνοῦσι, στρατιαὶ τῶν Ἀγγέλων ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας. (δίς)

O praise and bless Him * who by the armies of Angels * is extolled as King of the heavens, * supremely exalting Him unto all the ages. (2) [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τοὺς βοηθείας τῆς παρὰ σοῦ δεομένους, μὴ παρίδῃς Παρθένε, ὑμνοῦντας, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦντάς σε, Κόρη, εἰς αἰῶνας.

Do not disdain us * who need the help that you offer, * virgin Maiden, and who bless and extol you, * supremely exalting you unto all the ages. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τῶν ἰαμάτων τὸ δαψιλές, ἐπιχέεις τοῖς πιστῶς ὑμνοῦσί σε Παρθένε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦσι τὸν ἄφραστόν σου τόκον.

Virgin, you pour out * your great abundance of healings * over those who faithfully extol you * and exalt supremely your ineffable childbirth. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τὰς ἀσθενείας μου τῆς ψυχῆς ἰατρεύεις, καὶ σαρκὸς τὰς ὀδύνας, Παρθένε, ἵνα σε δοξάζω τὴν Κεχαριτωμένην.

You heal the sicknesses * of my soul, O pure Virgin, * and the physical pains that afflict me. * Hence I glorify you the highly favored Maiden. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Τῶν πειρασμῶν σὺ τὰς προσβολὰς ἐκδιώκεις, καὶ παθῶν τὰς ἐφόδους Παρθένε· ὅθεν σε ὑμνοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You drive away from us * the assaults of temptations * and the onsets of passions, O Virgin. * Therefore do we praise you in hymns throughout the ages. [SD]

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Παῖδας εὐαγεῖς.

Mode 4. N/M (Guiltless were those Servants.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἡ μήτηρ τῆς μόνης Θεοτόκου, ἡ στεῖρα τὸ πρίν, νῦν δὲ προμήτωρ Χριστοῦ, ὥσπερ τῆς στειρώσεως, οὕτω τῆς νεκρώσεως, ἐκδυσαμένη ἔνδυμα, ἐν χώρᾳ ζώντων βοᾷ· τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε τὰ ἔργα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

She who was formerly barren, the mother of the only Theotokos, is now the ancestress of Christ; as she put off the garment of barrenness, so too she put off that of mortality, and in the land of the living she cries out: Let all the works bless the Lord and supremely exalt him throughout all ages. [JR]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Χριστὸς σοι τὰς πύλας ἐκπετάσας, τὰς ἄνω περιχαρῶς καθυπεδέξατο, πύλην ὅτι ἔτεκες, ἣν αὐτὸς διώδευσε, καὶ κεκλεισμένην ἔδειξε, μετὰ τὴν πάροδον, θεόφρον ἀξιάγαστε Ἄννα· ὅθεν σε τιμῶμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Christ, having trampled the gates [of hades] underfoot, joyfully opens to you those of heaven; for you gave birth to the gate through which he passed, and which he showed again as closed after the passage, O godly-wise, marvelous Anna; therefore, we honor you throughout all ages. [JR]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἁγίως τὸν βίον ἐκτελοῦσα, Ἁγίας ἀειπαρθένου Μήτηρ γέγονας, ἥτις τὸν πανάγιον, Λόγον ἀπεκύησεν, ἁγιασμὸν καὶ λύτρωσιν ἡμῖν παρέχοντα, θεόφρον ἀξιάγαστε Ἄννα· ὅθεν σε τιμῶμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Having completed your life in a holy manner, you became Mother of the Holy ever-virgin who brought forth the all-holy Word who grants to us sanctification and deliverance; therefore, we honor you, O O godly-minded, most admirable Anna, throughout all ages. [JR]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Πολλοῖς συνεχόμενον κινδύνοις, καὶ σάλῳ τῆς ἁμαρτίας κινδυνεύοντα, ὅρμον πρὸς ἀκύμαντον, αὔραις ταῖς τοῦ Πνεύματος, Θεογεννῆτορ Δέσποινα, νῦν καθοδήγησον· λιμὴν Χριστιανῶν γὰρ ὑπάρχεις· ὅθεν σε ὑμνοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

I am imperiled by many dangers and menaced by a storm of sin. Guide me now to a quiet harbor, by the breezes of the Spirit, O Lady, Parent of God, for you are a haven of Christians; therefore, we hymn you throughout all ages. [JR]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ ηʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode viii. Katavasia. Mode 4.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

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

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Kontakia and Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος βʹ. Τὰ ἄνω ζητῶν.

Mode 2. In seeking the heights.

Προγόνων Χριστοῦ, τὴν μνήμην ἑορτάζομεν, τὴν τούτων πιστῶς, αἰτούμενοι βοήθειαν, τοῦ ῥυσθῆναι ἅπαντας, ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, τοὺς κραυγάζοντας· ὁ Θεὸς γενοῦ μεθ' ἡμῶν, ὁ τούτους δοξάσας ὡς ηὐδόκησας.

Today we observe the memory of Christ's forebears, * and also we pray that we might receive their aid, * so that all of us may be freed from tribulations, as we cry aloud, * "Be with us, O Lord our God, * who glorified them as You were pleased to do." [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Προφητικῶς συνέλθωμεν πάντες, τοῦ ἀξίως ὑμνῆσαι τῆς προγόνου Χριστοῦ τὴν παναγίαν μετάστασιν· Σήμερον γὰρ ἐκ τῆς προσκαίρου μεταστᾶσα ζωῆς, ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις μετὰ χαρᾶς τὴν πορείαν ποιουμένη ἀγάλλεται, καὶ ὡς οὖσα Μήτηρ τῆς ὄντως ἀληθοῦς Θεοτόκου, κραυγάζει πιστῶς· Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον, ὅτι ἔτεκον τὴν τούτου Μητέρα ἐν τῇ γῇ. Γένοιτο οὖν μεθ' ἡμῶν, ὁ τούτους δοξάσας ὡς ηὐδόκησε.

Let us all prophetically come together to worthily extol the all-holy passing of Christ's grandmother. For today she passed from this temporal life and joyfully made her way into heaven, where she greatly rejoices. As the true mother of the true Theotokos, she cries out with faith: "My soul magnifies the Lord, for I gave birth to His Mother on earth." May He be with us, He who glorified them as He was pleased to do. [SD]

Συναξάριον.

Synaxarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΕʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τῆς Κοιμήσεως τῆς Ἁγίας Ἄννης, μητρὸς τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου.

On July 25, we commemorate the Dormition of Saint Anna, the mother of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων 165 Πατέρων, τῶν ἐν τῇ πέμπτῃ Οἰκουμενικῇ Συνόδῳ συνελθόντων καὶ τὰ Ὠριγένους δόγματα καθελόντων.

On this day we also commemorate the holy 165 Father, who convened for the Fifth Ecumenical Council and refuted the teachings of Origen.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ὁσίας καὶ μακαρίας Ὀλυπμιάδος τῆς Διακόνου.

On this day we also commemorate the devout and blessed Olympias the Deaconess.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Εὐπραξίας.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Mother Eupraxia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῶν Ἁγίων Μαρτύρων Σάκτου (ἢ Σάγκτου), Ματούρου, Ἀττάλου καὶ Βλανδίνης.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyrs Sanctus, Maturus, Attalus, and Blandina.

Ταῖς αὐτῶν ἁγίαις πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By their holy intercessions, O God, have mercy on us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Θεοτόκου

Katavasias of Theotokos

Ὠδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode i. Mode 4.

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

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]

Ὠδὴ γʹ.

Ode iii.

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

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

Ὠδὴ δʹ.

Ode iv.

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

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

Ὠδὴ εʹ.

Ode v.

Ἐξέστη τὰ σύμπαντα, ἐπὶ τῇ θείᾳ δόξῃ σου· σὺ γὰρ ἀπειρόγαμε Παρθένε, ἔσχες ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν ἐπὶ πάντων Θεόν, καὶ τέτοκας ἄχρονον Υἱόν, πᾶσι τοῖς ὑμνοῦσί σε, σωτηρίαν βραβεύοντα.

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]

Ὠδὴ Ϛʹ.

Ode vi.

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

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

Ὠδὴ ζʹ.

Ode vii.

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

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

Ὠδὴ ηʹ.

Ode viii.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον.

We praise and we bless and we worship the Lord.

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

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

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CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode pl. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ode 9: Horologion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Horologion: Canon-1

Τοῦ Ὡρολογίου - - -

From Horologion - - -

Κανὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Canon for the Theotokos.

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode pl. 4. Heirmos.

Κυρίως Θεοτόκον, σὲ ὁμολογοῦμεν, οἱ διὰ σοῦ σεσωσμένοι Παρθένε Ἁγνή, σὺν Ἀσωμάτοις χορείαις, σὲ μεγαλύνοντες.

You are the Theotokos * lit'rally, O Virgin; * and we confess it, for we have been saved through you * whom we, O pure one, with choirs of angels magnify. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Ῥοήν μου τῶν δακρύων, μὴ ἀποποιήσῃς, ἡ τὸν παντὸς ἐκ προσώπου πᾶν δάκρυον, ἀφῃρηκότα Παρθένε, Χριστὸν κυήσασα.

Do not dismiss the river * of my tears, O Virgin. * For in your womb you conceived and you carried Christ * the Lord who takes every teardrop away from every face. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Χαρᾶς μου τὴν καρδίαν, πλήρωσον, Παρθένε, ἡ τῆς χαρᾶς δεξαμένη τὸ πλήρωμα, τῆς ἁμαρτίας τὴν λύπην, ἐξαφανίσασα.

With joy, all-holy Virgin, * fill my heart to fullness, * having received, O pure Maiden, the fullness of joy * and thereby causing the sorrow of sin to disappear. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Λιμὴν καὶ προστασία, τῶν σοὶ προσφευγόντων, γενοῦ Παρθένε, καὶ τεῖχος ἀκράδαντον, καταφυγή τε καὶ σκέπη, καὶ ἀγαλλίαμα.

For those who flee for safety * unto you, O Virgin, * be a retreat and a fortress immovable, * defense and shelter and refuge and joyous ecstasy. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Φωτός σου ταῖς ἀκτῖσι, λάμπρυνον, Παρθένε, τὸ ζοφερὸν τῆς ἀγνοίας διώκουσα, τοὺς εὐσεβῶς Θεοτόκον, σὲ καταγγέλλοντας.

With rays of your effulgence * brighten us, O Virgin, * who in the Orthodox manner declare you to be * the Theotokos who drives out the gloom of ignorance. [SD]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Κακώσεως ἐν τόπῳ, τῷ τῆς ἀσθενείας, ταπεινωθέντα, Παρθένε, θεράπευσον, ἐξ ἀῤῥωστίας εἰς ῥῶσιν, μετασκευάζουσα.

Restore my health, O Virgin; * for because of illness, * I am reduced to a state of tormenting pain. * Transform my feeble condition into vitality. [SD]

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Menaion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τῆς Ἁγίας.

Canon for the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Εὕα μὲν τῷ τῆς παρακοῆς.

Mode 4. N/M (Because of the malady.)

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Εὔα μὲν τῷ τῆς παρακοῆς νοσήματι, τὴν κατάραν εἰσῳκίσατο, σὺ δὲ στειρώσεως κατάρας, λυθεῖσα εὐλογίαν τὴν τέξασαν, ἐκύησας ἁγνὴν Θεομήτορα· ᾗ συγχορεύεις ἀξιάγαστε.

Eve by the sickness of disobedience brought in the curse; but you, when loosed from the curse of barrenness, conceived and bore the pure Mother of God who gave birth to blessing; with her you dance, O Anna all-marvelous. [JR]

Ἁγία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Saint of God, intercede for us.

Ἐκ γῆς τῆς γαστρός σου ἀληθῶς γεγέννηται, γῆ ἁγία ἀγεώργητος, στάχυν βλαστήσασα ἀσπόρως, τοῦ κόσμου τὸν τροφέα καὶ Κύριον, τὸν σὲ πρὸς τὴν τρυφὴν τὴν ἀδάπανον, Ἄννα πανσόφως μεταστήσαντα.

From the earth of your womb was truly engendered the holy untilled earth that without seed sprouted forth the grain that feeds the world: the Lord, who all-wisely translated you, Anna, to inexhaustible delight. [JR]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἐδέξατο ἄλυπος ζωὴ καὶ ἄφθαρτος, μετὰ τέλος σὲ Πανεύφημε, ξύλου ζωῆς νυνὶ μετέχεις, Δικαίων συνευφραίνῃ συστήματι, καὶ θείων Ἀσωμάτων στρατεύμασιν· ὅθεν σε πάντες μακαρίζομεν.

You attained to blissful and incorrupt life after your end, all-praised Anna; now you partake of the tree of life, rejoicing with the congregations of the Righteous and the companies of divine Bodiless hosts; therefore, we all call you blessed. [JR]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μαρία κυρία τοῦ παντός, παντοίοις με δουλωθέντα πλημμελήμασι, σὺ ἐλευθέρωσον· αὐτὴ γάρ, τὸν ἐλευθερωτὴν πάντων τέτοκας, δουλείας τὸν ἡμᾶς λυτρωσάμενον, τῆς ἁμαρτίας θείῳ νεύματι.

O Mary, Mistress of all, set me free who am in bondage to many diverse sins, for at the divine bidding you gave birth to the liberator of all people, who redeemed us from enslavement to sin. [JR]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

Megalynarion. Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ode 9: Katavasia

Ὠδὴ θʹ. Καταβασία. Ἦχος δʹ.

Ode ix. Katavasia. Mode 4.

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἔτι καὶ ἔτι ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν.

Mode 2. On the mountain.

Χρεωστικῶς ὑμνήσωμεν, τὴν θεόκλητον Ἄνναν· τὴν Θεοτόκον αὕτη γάρ, τὴν Παρθένον Μαρίαν, κυήσασα παρ' ἐλπίδα, ἀγχιστεὺς κατὰ σάρκα, Χριστοῦ τοῦ Λυτρωτοῦ ἡμῶν, ἀνεδείχθη τοῦ ταύτην, θεοπρεπῶς, προσλαβόντος σήμερον ἐν ὑψίστοις, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν πρεσβεύουσα, καὶ εἰρήνης τοῦ κόσμου.

Of righteous Anna, called by God, * let us duly sing praises. * For she conceived beyond all hope * and bore the Virgin Mary, * the most-holy Theotokos; * and in so doing she was * shone forth to be akin to Christ * our Redeemer; and He has today as God * taken her to join Him on high in heaven. * She intercedes on our behalf * and for the sake of world peace. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος αʹ.

Lauds. Mode 1.

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν· αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest. It is fitting to sing a hymn to You, O God. [SAAS]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ· αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῷ Θεῷ.

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

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἥλιος καὶ σελήνη, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν πάντα τὰ ἄστρα καὶ τὸ φῶς.

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

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου.

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

Ὅτι αὐτὸς εἶπε, καὶ ἐγενήθησαν, αὐτὸς ἐνετείλατο, καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν.

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

Ἔστησεν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος· πρόσταγμα ἔθετο, καὶ οὐ παρελεύσεται.

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

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῆς γῆς, δράκοντες καὶ πᾶσαι ἄβυσσοι.

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

Πῦρ, χάλαζα, χιών, κρύσταλλος, πνεῦμα καταιγίδος, τὰ ποιοῦντα τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ.

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

Τὰ ὄρη καὶ πάντες οἱ βουνοί, ξύλα καρποφόρα καὶ πᾶσαι κέδροι.

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

Τὰ θηρία καὶ πάντα τὰ κτήνη, ἑρπετὰ καὶ πετεινὰ πτερωτά.

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

Βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς καὶ πάντες λαοί, ἄρχοντες καὶ πάντες κριταὶ γῆς.

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

Νεανίσκοι καὶ παρθένοι, πρεσβύτεροι μετὰ νεωτέρων· αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου, ὅτι ὑψώθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ μόνου.

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

Ἡ ἐξομολόγησις αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ. καὶ ὑψώσει κέρας λαοῦ αὐτοῦ.

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

Ὕμνος πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ, λαῷ ἐγγίζοντι αὐτῷ.

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

Ἄσατε τῷ Κυρίῳ ᾆσμα καινόν, ἡ αἴνεσις αὐτοῦ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ ὁσίων.

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

Εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτόν, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Σιὼν ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν ἐπὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῶν.

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

Αἰνεσάτωσαν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐν χορῷ, ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ ψαλτηρίῳ ψαλάτωσαν αὐτῷ.

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

Ὅτι εὐδοκεῖ Κύριος ἐν τῷ λαῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ ὑψώσει πραεῖς ἐν σωτηρίᾳ.

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

Αἱ ὑψώσεις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν τῷ λάρυγγι αὐτῶν, καὶ ῥομφαῖαι δίστομοι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῶν.

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

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐκδίκησιν ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, ἐλεγμοὺς ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς.

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

Τοῦ δῆσαι τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν ἐν πέδαις καὶ τοὺς ἐνδόξους αὐτῶν ἐν χειροπέδαις σιδηραῖς.

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

Τοῦ ποιῆσαι ἐν αὐτοῖς κρῖμα ἔγγραπτον· δόξα αὕτη ἔσται πᾶσι τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ.

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

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Θεὸν ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν στερεώματι τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ.

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

   

   

Στιχηρά. Τῆς Ἁγίας.

Stichera. For the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ. Τῶν οὐρανίων ταγμάτων.

Mode 1. For the celestial orders.

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ.

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

Μνήμην τελοῦντες αἰσίαν, σὲ ἀνυμνοῦμεν Χριστέ, τὸν παραδόξως Ἄνναν, ἐκ ζωῆς τῆς προσκαίρου πρὸς τὴν ἄληκτον δόξαν, μεταστήσαντα νῦν, ὡς μητέρα ὑπάρχουσαν, τῆς σὲ τεκούσης ἀσπόρως ὑπερφυῶς, Θεοτόκου καὶ Παρθένου Μητρός.

Keeping this happy observance, we sing Your praises, O Christ; * for from this life that passes * You wondrously translated * to unending glory Anna who bore * Your own Mother, the Virgin Maid, * and Theotokos who seedlessly would conceive * and ineffably give birth to You. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρᾳ.

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

Μνήμην τελοῦντες αἰσίαν, σὲ ἀνυμνοῦμεν Χριστέ, τὸν παραδόξως Ἄνναν, ἐκ ζωῆς τῆς προσκαίρου πρὸς τὴν ἄληκτον δόξαν, μεταστήσαντα νῦν, ὡς μητέρα ὑπάρχουσαν, τῆς σὲ τεκούσης ἀσπόρως ὑπερφυῶς, Θεοτόκου καὶ Παρθένου Μητρός.

Keeping this happy observance, we sing Your praises, O Christ; * for from this life that passes * You wondrously translated * to unending glory Anna who bore * Your own Mother, the Virgin Maid, * and Theotokos who seedlessly would conceive * and ineffably give birth to You. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῷ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνῳ.

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

Μνήμην ἁγίαν τελοῦντες, τῶν Προπατόρων Χριστοῦ, Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, τῶν σεπτῶν καὶ ἀμέμπτων, δοξάζομεν ἀπαύστως, τὸν λυτρωτήν, καὶ οἰκτίρμονα Κύριον, τὸν μεταστήσαντα τούτους πρὸς τὴν ζωήν, τὴν ἀγήρω καὶ ἀνώλεθρον.

As we observe this memorial of Christ's ancestors, * of Joachim and Anna * who were saintly and blameless, * we glorify our tenderly merciful Lord and Redeemer unceasingly; * for He has herefrom translated them unto life * indestructible and aging not. [SD]

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον.

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

Πρὸς τὰς ἀύλους χορείας, καὶ τῶν Δικαίων σκηνάς, ἔνθα Ἀγγέλων τάξεις, ἔνθα δῆμος Ἁγίων, χαρὰ ἑορταζόντων ἄγεται νῦν, τῶν Δικαίων τὰ πνεύματα, Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ τῆς Ἄννης, οὓς εὐσεβῶς, εὐφημοῦντες μακαρίσωμεν.

To immaterial choirs, to where the Just reside, * wherein angelic orders and the saints all assemble, * are taken the spirits of Joachim * and of Anna the righteous pair, * where there is joy of those keeping a sacred feast. * Let us sing their praise and call them blest. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Δεῦτε φιλοπάρθενοι πάντες, καὶ τῆς ἁγνείας ἐρασταί· δεῦτε ἑορτάσωμεν, Ἄννης τὴν σεβάσμιον κοίμησιν· καὶ γὰρ ἔτεκεν ὑπερφυῶς τὴν πηγὴν τῆς ζωῆς, Μαρίαν τὴν θεόπαιδα, ἐξ ἧς ἐτέχθη ὁ Λυτρωτής, ὁ φωτίζων, καὶ ἁγιάζων τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Come, all you fans of virginity and admirers of chastity. Come, let us celebrate St. Anna's dignified repose. She is the one who amazingly gave birth to the fountain of life, to Mary, who in turn gave birth to a Child who is God, our Redeemer, who illumines and sanctifies our souls. [SD]

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

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

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

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

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

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

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

Κύριε ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ αἴρων τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ κόσμου.

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us, You who take away the sins of the world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (ἐκ γʹ)

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

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

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον.

Apolytikion.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ζωὴν τὴν κυήσασαν, ἐκυοφόρησας, ἁγνὴν Θεομήτορα, θεόφρον Ἄννα· διὸ πρὸς λῆξιν οὐράνιον, ἔνθα εὐφραινομένων, κατοικία ἐν δόξῃ, χαίρουσα νῦν μετέστης, τοῖς τιμῶσί σε πόθῳ, πταισμάτων αἰτουμένη, ἱλασμὸν ἀειμακάριστε.

You carried within your womb her who was pregnant with Life, * the Mother of God, O godly-minded Anna, and thus * rejoicing you were today * translated unto heaven, where they live who rejoice now. * And you entreat forgiveness of offences for the faithful * who honor you with longing, O ever-blessed one. [SD]

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ Ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνομεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

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

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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

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

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἒλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ (ἀρχιερατικοῦ βαθμοῦ) ἡμῶν (τοῦ δεῖνος).

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἱερέων, ἱερομονάχων, ἱεροδιακόνων καὶ μοναχῶν, καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ (πόλει, κώμῃ), ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐνοριτῶν, ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τοῦ ἁγίου ναοῦ τούτου.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious Orthodox Christians residing and visiting in this city: the parishioners, the members of the parish council, the stewards, and benefactors of this holy church.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπέρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀοιδίμων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης, καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς, κειμένων, καὶ ἁπανταχοῦ Ὀρθοδόξων.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers and brethren who have fallen asleep before us, who here have been piously laid to their rest, as well as the Orthodox everywhere.

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ, τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

Again we pray for those who bear fruit and do good works in this holy and all-venerable church, for those who labor and those who sing, and for the people here present who await Your great and rich mercy.

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are a merciful God Who loves mankind, and to You we offer up glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Ἄγγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ αἰτησώμεθα.

And let us ask for a Christian end to our life, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὅτι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For You are the God of mercy and compassion and love for mankind, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνομεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικῶν καὶ τὰ ταπεινὰ ἐφορῶν, καὶ τῷ παντεφόρῳ σου ὄμματι ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν κτίσιν, σοὶ ἐκλίναμεν τὸν αὐχένα τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ τοῦ σώματος, καὶ δεόμεθά σου Ἅγιε Ἁγίων· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου τὴν ἀόρατον ἐξ ἁγίου κατοικητηρίου σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον πάντας ἡμᾶς· καὶ εἴτι ἡμάρτομεν ἑκουσίως ἤ ἀκουσίως, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ἡμῖν τὰ ἐγκόσμια καὶ ὑπερκόσμια ἀγαθά σου.

Holy Lord, dwelling on high and beholding things below and, with your eye that observes all, keeping watch over the whole creation, to you we have bowed the neck of our soul and body, and we beseech you, O Holy of Holies: Stretch forth your invisible hand from your holy dwelling and bless us all. And, as you are good and love humankind, pardon us if we have sinned in anything, voluntarily or involuntarily, granting us your blessings both of this world and of the world above.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σώζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

For Yours it is to show mercy and to save us, O our God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to ages of ages.

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ὢν εὐλογητός, Χριστὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. (Ἀμήν.)

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

Στερεώσαι, Κύριος ὁ Θεός, τὴν ἁγίαν καὶ ἀμώμητον πίστιν τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, σὺν τῇ ἁγίᾳ αὐτοῦ Ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ τῇ πόλει ταύτῃ εἰς αἰῶνας αἰώνων.

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

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Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι. Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

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

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

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

Dismissal

Dismissal

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Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ καλλινίκων μαρτύρων· τῶν ὁσίων καὶ θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν· (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ)· τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων Θεοπατόρων Ἰωακεὶμ καὶ Ἄννης, ἧς καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν· καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, whose memory we celebrate, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

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

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

Δι' εὐχῶν τῶν ἁγίων πατέρων ἡμῶν, Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)