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Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος δʹ.

Octoechos - Mode 4.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Τριώδιον

Triodion

Κυριακὴ Εʹ τῶν Νηστειῶν τῆς Ὁσίας Μαρίας τῆς Αἰγυπτίας

Fifth Sunday of Lent: St. Mary of Egypt

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ΧΟΡΟΣ

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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.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τὸ φαιδρὸν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως κήρυγμα, ἐκ τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μαθοῦσαι αἱ τοῦ Κυρίου Μαθήτριαι, καὶ τὴν προγονικὴν ἀπόφασιν ἀποῤῥίψασαι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις καυχώμεναι ἔλεγον· Ἐσκύλευται ὁ θάνατος, ἠγέρθη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, δωρούμενος τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

When the women Disciples of the Lord had learned from the Angel the joyful message of the Resurrection and rejected the ancestral decision, they cried aloud to the Apostles triumphantly: Death has been despoiled, Christ God has risen, granting His great mercy to the world. [SD]

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Δόξα. Τῆς Ὁσίας.

Glory. For the Devout Woman.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ἐν σοὶ Μῆτερ ἀκριβῶς διεσώθη τὸ κατ' εἰκόνα· λαβοῦσα γὰρ τὸν σταυρόν, ἠκολούθησας τῷ Χριστῷ, καὶ πράττουσα ἐδίδασκες ὑπερορᾶν μὲν σαρκὸς παρέρχεται γάρ, ἐπιμελεῖσθαι δὲ ψυχῆς, πράγματος ἀθανάτου· διὸ καὶ μετὰ Ἀγγέλων συναγάλλεται Ὁσία Μαρία τὸ πνεῦμά σου.

In you, O Mother, is preserved undistorted what was made in the image of God; for taking up the cross, you followed Christ and by example taught, that we should overlook the flesh, since it passes away, and instead look after the soul, since it is immortal. And therefore, O devout Mary, your spirit rejoices with the angels. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Mode pl. 4.

Ὁ δι' ἡμᾶς γεννηθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, καὶ σταύρωσιν ὑπομείνας ἀγαθέ, ὁ θανάτῳ τὸν θάνατον σκυλεύσας, καὶ Ἔγερσιν δείξας ὡς Θεός, μὴ παρίδῃς οὓς ἔπλασας τῇ χειρί σου· δεῖξον τὴν φιλανθρωπίαν σου ἐλεῆμον, δέξαι τὴν τεκοῦσάν σε Θεοτόκον πρεσβεύουσαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καὶ σῶσον Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, λαὸν ἀπεγνωσμένον.

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

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.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Ἀναβλέψασαι τοῦ τάφου τὴν εἴσοδον, καὶ τὴν φλόγα τοῦ Ἀγγέλου μὴ φέρουσαι, αἱ Μυροφόροι σὺν τρόμῳ ἐξίσταντο λέγουσαι· Ἆρα ἐκλάπη, ὁ τῷ Λῃστῇ ἀνοίξας Παράδεισον, ἆρα ἡγέρθη, ὁ καὶ πρὸ πάθους κηρύξας τὴν Ἔγερσιν, ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, τοῖς ἐν ᾅδῃ παρέχων ζωὴν καὶ ἀνάστασιν.

Looking up at the entrance to the sepulcher, and unable to endure the Angel's radiance, the myrrh-bearing women were trembling and said in astonishment: Has He been stolen, who to the Robber opened up Paradise? Has He arisen, who spoke of rising before even suffering? He is truly risen as Christ our God, granting those in Hades life and resurrection. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Joseph marveled.

Ἑκουσίᾳ σου βουλῇ, Σταυρὸν ὑπέμεινας Σωτήρ, καὶ ἐν μνήματι καινῷ, ἄνθρωποι ἔθεντο θνητοί, τὸν διὰ λόγου τὰ πέρατα συστησάμενον· ὅθεν δεσμευθεὶς ὁ ἀλλότριος, θάνατος δεινῶς ἐσκυλεύετο, καὶ οἱ ἐν ᾅδῃ ἅπαντες ἐκραύγαζον, τῇ ζωηφόρῳ Ἐγέρσει σου· Χριστὸς ἀνέστη, ὁ ζωοδότης, μένων εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

By Your voluntary will, O Savior, You endured the Cross, * and by mortal men were You into a new tomb interred, * who by a word had created the entire world. * Therefore being bound was the enemy Death * plundered of his spoils catastrophically. * And those in Hades all together cried aloud at Your life-bearing resurrection: * The Christ is risen, the Life-bestower, * and He abides forever. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Τὸ ἀπ' αἰῶνος ἀπόκρυφον, καὶ Ἀγγέλοις ἄγνωστον μυστήριον, διὰ σού Θεοτόκε τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς πεφανέρωται· Θεὸς ἐν ἀσυγχύτῳ ἑνώσει σαρκούμενος, καὶ Σταυρὸν ἑκουσίως ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καταδεξάμενος· δι' οὗ ἀναστήσας τὸν πρωτόπλαστον, ἔσωσεν ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

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

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Ἀνέστης ὡς ἀθάνατος, ἀπὸ τοῦ ᾅδου Σωτήρ, συνήγειρας τὸν κόσμον σου, τῇ Ἀναστάσει τῇ σῇ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἔθραυσας ἐν ἰσχύϊ, τοῦ θανάτου τὸ κράτος, ἔδειξας Ἐλεῆμον, τὴν Ἀνάστασιν πᾶσι· διό σε καὶ δοξάζομεν, μόνε Φιλάνθρωπε.

O Savior, immortal as You are, from Hades You rose, * by virtue of Your own resurrection raising Your world * together, O Christ our God. * Mightily You have broken death's dominion, O Master. * You as the Lord of mercy showed to all the resurrection. * We therefore glorify You who alone love humanity. [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Joseph marveled.

Ἐκ τῶν ἄνω κατελθών, τῶν ὑψωμάτων Γαβριήλ, καὶ τῇ πέτρα προσελθών, ἔνθα ἡ πέτρα τῆς ζωῆς, λευχειμονῶν ἀνεκραύγαζε ταῖς κλαιούσαις· Παύσασθε ὑμεῖς, τῆς θρηνώδους κραυγῆς, ἔχουσαι ἀεί, τὸ εὐσυμπάθητον· ὃν γὰρ ζητεῖτε κλαίουσαι, θαρσεῖτε, ὡς ἀληθῶς ἐξεγήγερται· διὸ βοᾶτε, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις, ὅτι ἀνέστη ὁ Κύριος.

From exalted heights above descended Gabriel and came, * and he sat upon the rock wherein the Rock of life had lain. * Arrayed in white, he cried out to the weeping women: * "Cease now from your mourning and cries of lament, * you women who are always moved to sympathy. * Take courage; for truly risen * is He for whom you weep and are seeking. * And therefore, cry out to the Apostles, * 'The Lord has truly risen.'" [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Joseph marveled.

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

O pure Maiden, all the hosts of holy angels were amazed * at the awesome mystery of your pregnancy and birth, * how He whose simple command holds all things together * is held in your embrace as a mortal babe, * the pre-eternal Word accepts an origin, * and He is nursed who nourishes the whole world * in His ineffable kindness. * And they extol you and glorify you * who are truly God's Mother. [SD]

Εὐλογητάρια Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Evlogetaria.

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

Δόξα.

Glory.

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

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ὑπακοή. Ἦχος δʹ.

Hypakoe. Mode 4.

Τὰ τῆς σῆς παραδόξου Ἐγέρσεως, προδραμοῦσαι αἱ Μυροφόροι, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις ἐκήρυττον Χριστέ, ὅτι ἀνέστης ὡς Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

The women bearing myrrh hurried to declare the matter of Your paradoxal rising to Your Apostles, O Christ, that as God You arose, granting the world great mercy. [SD]

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Οἱ Ἀναβαθμοί.

Anavathmoi.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 4.

Ἐκ νεότητός μου πολλὰ πολεμεῖ με πάθη, ἀλλ' αὐτὸς ἀντιλαβοῦ, καὶ σῶσον Σωτήρ μου.

Since my youth have many passions waged war against me. O my Savior, nonetheless help me and save me. [SD]

Οἱ μισοῦντες Σιών, αἰσχύνθητε ἀπὸ τοῦ Κυρίου· ὡς χόρτος γάρ, πυρὶ ἔσεσθε ἀπεξηραμμένοι.

You, the haters of Zion, be put to shame by the Lord, for like thatch in fire you will be completely dried up. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι πᾶσα ψυχὴ ζωοῦται, καὶ καθάρσει ὑψοῦται λαμπρύνεται, τῇ τριαδικῇ Μονάδι ἱεροκρυφίως.

From the Holy Spirit every soul receives life, and through cleansing is lifted and brightened, in a hidden, sacred manner, by the trinal Monad. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ.

Antiphon II.

Ἐκέκραξά σοι Κύριε, θερμῶς ἐκ βάθους ψυχῆς μου, κᾀμοὶ γενέσθω, πρὸς ὑπακοὴν τὰ θεῖά σου ὦτα.

I cried to You, O Lord, from the depth of my soul with fervor. Let Your divine ears be responsive to me. [SD]

Ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον ἐλπίδα πᾶς τις κεκτημένος, ὑψηλότερος ἐστί, πάντων τῶν λυπούντων.

Whosoever has acquired hope in the Lord is superior to all whatsoever might grieve him. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, ἀναβλύζει τὰ τῆς χάριτος ῥεῖθρα, ἀρδεύοντα, ἅπασαν τὴν κτίσιν πρὸς ζωογονίαν.

From the Holy Spirit do the streams of grace well forth; they irrigate everything created, so that life be engendered. [SD]

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ.

Antiphon III.

Ἡ καρδία μου πρὸς σὲ Λόγε ὑψωθήτω, καὶ οὐδὲν θέλξει με, τῶν τοῦ κόσμου τερπνῶν πρὸς χαμαιζηλίαν.

Let my heart be lifted up unto You, O Logos; and none of the world's delights will entice me to be earthly-minded. [SD]

Ἐπὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ, ὡς ἔχει τις στοργήν, ἐπὶ τῷ Κυρίῳ θερμότερον φίλτρον χρεωστοῦμεν.

Whereas one has filial affection for his mother, for the Lord we ought to have a love even more fervent. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, θεογνωσίας πλοῦτος, θεωρίας καὶ σοφίας· πάντα γὰρ ἐν τούτῳ τὰ πατρῷα δόγματα, ὁ Λόγος ἐκκαλύπτει.

In the Holy Spirit is the wealth of knowledge of God, contemplation and wisdom. For in Him the Logos discloses all the dogmas of the Father. [SD]

Προκείμενον.

Prokeimenon.

Ἀνάστα, Κύριε, βοήθησον ἡμῖν, καὶ λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, ἕνεκεν τῆς δόξης τοῦ ὀνόματός σου. (δίς)

Arise, O Lord; help us, and redeem us, because of the glory of Your name. (2)

Στίχ. Ὁ Θεός, ἐν τοῖς ὠσὶν ἡμῶν ἠκούσαμεν.

Verse: O God, we heard with our ears.

Ἀνάστα, Κύριε, βοήθησον ἡμῖν, καὶ λύτρωσαι ἡμᾶς, ἕνεκεν τῆς δόξης τοῦ ὀνόματός σου.

Arise, O Lord; help us, and redeem us, because of the glory of Your name. [SAAS]

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (Not EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Αʹ

Eothinon

Ματθαῖον ΚΗʹ 16-20

Matthew. 28:16-20

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, οἱ ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ ἐπορεύθησαν εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν, εἰς τὸ Ὄρος, οὗ ἐτάξατο αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς. Καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτόν, προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ· οἱ δὲ ἐδίστασαν. Καὶ προσελθὼν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς, λέγων· Ἐδόθη μοι πᾶσα ἐξουσία ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Πορευθέντες οὖν, μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, βαπτίζοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος· διδάσκοντες αὐτοὺς τηρεῖν πάντα ὅσα ἐνετειλάμην ὑμῖν. Καὶ ἰδού, ἐγὼ μεθ' ὑμῶν εἰμι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας, ἕως τῆς συντελείας τοῦ αἰῶνος. Ἀμήν.

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

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

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

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

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

Ἰδιόμελα τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Idiomela from the Triodion.

Δόξα. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Glory. Mode pl. 4.

Τῆς μετανοίας ἄνοιξόν μοι πύλας Ζωοδότα· ὀρθρίζει γὰρ τὸ πνεῦμά μου, πρὸς ναὸν τὸν ἅγιόν σου, ναὸν φέρον τοῦ σώματος, ὅλον ἐσπιλωμένον· ἀλλ' ὡς οἰκτίρμων κάθαρον, εὐσπλάγχνῳ σου ἐλέει.

Open to me the gates of repentance, O Giver of Life, for early in the morning my spirit hastens to Your holy temple, bringing the temple of my body all defiled. But as one compassionate, cleanse me, I pray, by Your loving-kindness and mercy. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Ὁ αὐτός.

Both now. Same Mode.

Τῆς σωτηρίας εὔθυνόν μοι τρίβους, Θεοτόκε· αἰσχραῖς γὰρ κατεῤῥύπωσα, τὴν ψυχὴν ἁμαρτίαις, ὡς ῥαθύμως τὸν βίον μου, ὅλον ἐκδαπανήσας, ταῖς σαῖς πρεσβείαις ῥῦσαί με, πάσης ἀκαθαρσίας.

Guide me in the paths of salvation, O Theotokos, for I have befouled my soul with shameful sins and I heedlessly squandered all of my life's resources. By your intercession deliver me from every uncleanness. [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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

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

Τὰ πλήθη τῶν πεπραγμένων μοι δεινῶν, ἐννοῶν ὁ τάλας, τρέμω τὴν φοβερὰν ἡμέραν τῆς κρίσεως· ἀλλὰ θαῤῥῶν εἰς τὸ ἔλεος τῆς εὐσπλαγχνίας σου, ὡς ὁ Δαυῒδ βοῶ σοι· Ἐλέησόν με ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

When I ponder in my wretchedness on the many terrible things that I have done, I tremble for that fearful day, the Day of Judgment. But trusting in the mercy of Your compassion, like David I cry to You, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy." [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 1: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ὁ Κανών

The Canon

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ αʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode i. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Θαλάσσης τὸ ἐρυθραῖον πέλαγος, ἀβρόχοις ἴχνεσιν, ὁ παλαιὸς πεζεύσας Ἰσραήλ, σταυροτύποις Μωσέως χερσί, τοῦ Ἀμαλὴκ τὴν δύναμιν, ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ἐτροπώσατο.

The people of Israel in ancient times traversed the Red Sea on foot, * and yet they kept their feet from getting wet. * And when Moses uplifted his arms * in cruciform, they drove away * Amalek's forces in the wilderness. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὑψώθης, τὴν ἡμετέραν ἔκπτωσιν, ἐπανορθούμενος, ἐν τῷ ἀχράντῳ ξύλῳ τοῦ Σταυροῦ, τὴν ἐν ξύλῳ ἰώμενος, πανωλεθρίαν Δέσποτα, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ παντοδύναμος.

You were lifted up, setting aright our fall by the immaculate tree of the Cross and healing the total destruction wrought by a tree, O Master, as you are loving and all powerful. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἐν τάφῳ, σωματικῶς, ἐν ᾅδῃ δὲ μετὰ ψυχῆς ὡς Θεός, ἐν Παραδείσῳ δὲ μετὰ Λῃστοῦ, καὶ ἐν θρόνῳ ὑπῆρχες Χριστέ, μετὰ Πατρὸς καὶ Πνεύματος, πάντα πληρῶν ὁ ἀπερίγραπτος.

With your body, O Christ, you were in the tomb, with your soul in Hades as God, in Paradise with the Thief, on the throne with Father and the Spirit, filling all things, yet yourself uncircumscribed. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἀσπόρως, τῷ τοῦ Πατρὸς βουλήματι, ἐκ θείου Πνεύματος, τὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ συνείληφας Υἱόν, καὶ σαρκὶ ἀπεκύησας, τὸν ἐκ Πατρὸς ἀμήτορα, καὶ δι' ἡμᾶς ἐκ σοῦ ἀπάτορα.

Without seed you conceived the Son of God by the Father's will from the divine Spirit, and you bore in the flesh the One who from his Father is without mother and for our sake from you without father. [EL]

Ode 1: Triodion: Canon-1

Ode 1: Triodion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon from the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ὑγρὰν διοδεύσας.

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Παρεῖκάς με πλούτῳ τῶν ἡδονῶν τῷ εὐφραινομένῳ καθʹ ἡμέραν ἐν τῇ τρυφῇ, Πλουσίῳ· διό σε ἱκετεύω, Σῶτερ πυρός με ὡς Λάζαρον λύτρωσαι.

The excess of my lusts has made me like the rich man ⁄ who lived each day in luxury. ⁄ Therefore I pray to You, Savior: ⁄ Deliver me from the fire as You delivered Lazarus. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἠμφίεσμαι Σῶτερ ταῖς ἡδοναῖς ὥσπερ ὁ τὴν βύσσον, περιθέμενος καὶ χρυσόν, χρυσῆν τε ἐσθῆτα, ἀλλὰ μή με ἐν τῷ πυρὶ ὡς ἐκεῖνον ἐκπέμψειας.

I am clothed in sensual pleasures, Savior, ⁄ Like the rich man who was clothed in fine linen, gold and purple. ⁄ But do not send me, like him, into the fire! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Εὐφραίνετο πλούτῳ καὶ τῇ τρυφῇ ὁ Πλούσιος πάλαι ἐν τῷ βίῳ τῷ φθαρτικῷ· διό περ βασάνοις κατεκρίθη, ὁ δὲ πτωχὸς ἐδροσίζετο Λάζαρος.

The rich man once rejoiced in the wealth and luxury of this corruptible life, ⁄ And so he was condemned to torment; ⁄ But Lazarus the poor man gained rest and refreshment! [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

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

The hosts of angels and mortal men praise you, Virgin Mother, ⁄ For you carried their Creator as a child in your arms! [OCA]

Ode 1: Triodion: Canon-2

Ode 1: Triodion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ὁσίας.

Canon for the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Κύματι θαλάσσης.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (He, who with a sea-wave.)

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Πόθῳ τὴν φωσφόρον, καὶ θείαν σου μνήμην πανηγυρίζοντι, φῶς μοι κατάπεμψον, παρισταμένη Ὁσία τῷ φωτὶ τῷ ἀπροσίτῳ Χριστῷ πειρασμῶν παντοίων με τοῦ βίου διασῴζουσα.

Saint, as you stand before Christ, the unapproachable Light, ⁄ send light down on me, ⁄ for I celebrate your light-giving and holy memory with love! ⁄ Keep me safe from the many temptations of life. [OCA]

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Ὁ τοῖς Αἰγυπτίοις, σαρκὶ ἐνδημήσας, ὁ ἀπερίγραπτος καὶ προαιώνιος, ὁλοφαῆ σε ἀστέρα ἐξ Αἰγύπτου ἀναδείκνυσιν, ὁ γινώσκων Κύριος τὰ πάντα πρὶν γενέσεως.

The uncircumscribed and pre-eternal Lord ⁄ Who after His incarnation dwelt among the people of Egypt, ⁄ Who knows all things before they come to be, ⁄ brought you as a shining star from Egypt. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Θείων ἐνταλμάτων σεμνὴ ἀγνοοῦσα θεῖον εἰκόνισμα, Θεοῦ ἐῤῥύπωσας, θείᾳ προνοίᾳ δὲ πάλιν ἀπεκάθηρας πανεύφημε, θεωθεῖσα πράξεσιν, Ὁσία ταῖς ἐνθέοις σου.

Not knowing the divine commandments, ⁄ you defiled the image of God within yourself, ⁄ but through His providence you cleansed it again, all-praised saint, ⁄ becoming divine through your holy deeds! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Ὢ τῆς σὴς Θεέ μου, πολλῆς εὐσπλαγχνίας καὶ τῆς ἀφάτου σου, συγκαταβάσεως! ὅπως τὴν πρότερον Πόρνην, ταῖς Μητρός σου παρακλήσεσιν ὡς ἁγνὴν καὶ ἄμωμον Ἀγγέλοις καθωμοίωσας.

How great is Your tender mercy, O my God, ⁄ and Your ineffable condescension! ⁄ For at the intercessions of Your Mother, ⁄ You made the former harlot pure and spotless as the angels. [OCA]

Ode 1: Katavasia

Ode 1: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 3: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode iii. Mode 4. Heirmos (not metered).

Εὐφραίνεται ἐπὶ σοί, ἡ Ἐκκλησία σου Χριστὲ κράζουσα· Σύ μου ἰσχὺς Κύριε, καὶ καταφυγὴ καὶ στερέωμα.

Your Church, O Christ, rejoices in you and cries: You, Lord, are my strength, my refuge and my firmament. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Τὸ ξύλον τὸ τῆς ζωῆς, ἡ νοητὴ καὶ ἀληθὴς ἄμπελος, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ κρέμαται, πᾶσιν ἀμβροσίαν πηγάζουσα.

The Tree of life, the true and spiritual Vine, is hanging on a Cross and pours out for all the elixir of immortality. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὡς μέγας, ὡς φοβερός, ὡς τὸ τοῦ ᾅδου καθελὼν φρύαγμα, καὶ ὡς Θεὸς ἄφθαρτος, νῦν σωματικῶς ἐξεγήγερται.

As great, as fearful, as he who destroyed the insolence of Hell and as God incorruptible he has now risen in the body. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὺ μόνη τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς, τῶν ὑπὲρ φύσιν ἀγαθῶν πρόξενος, Μήτηρ Θεοῦ γέγονας· ὅθεν σοι τὸ Χαῖρε, προσάγομεν.

You alone have become the cause of blessings beyond nature for those on earth, Mother of God; and so we bring to you our 'Hail'. [EL]

Ode 3: Triodion: Canon-1

Ode 3: Triodion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon from the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σὺ εἶ τὸ στερέωμα.

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Λάζαρον ὡς ἔσωσας, ἐκ τῆς φλογὸς Χριστέ, οὕτω με ἐκ τοῦ πυρός, ῥῦσαι τῆς γεέννης τὸν ἀνάξιον δοῦλόν σου.

Christ, as You saved Lazarus from the flame, ⁄ deliver me, Your unworthy servant, from the fire of hell. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Πλούσιος τοῖς πάθεσι καὶ ἡδοναῖς εἰμι Κύριε, Λάζαρος δὲ πένης τῇ στερήσει ἀρετῶν, ἀλλὰ σῶσόν με.

Lord, I am as wealthy as the rich man in passions and lusts, ⁄ yet in my lack of virtues I am as poor as Lazarus! But save me! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Κόκκινον καὶ βύσσινον ἐνεδιδύσκετο Πλούσιος, ταῖς ἡδοναῖς καὶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις· διὰ τοῦτο φλογίζεται.

Through his sins the rich man was clothed in scarlet and fine linen, ⁄ and so he burns in the flames. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

All-pure Lady, you drive off the assaults of harsh calamity. ⁄ Give us help through your intercessions! [OCA]

Ode 3: Triodion: Canon-2

Ode 3: Triodion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ὁσίας.

Canon for the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Σὲ τὸν ἐπὶ ὑδάτων.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (When creation beheld You.)

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Πύλαις τῆς ἀπωλείας ἐγγισάσῃ πράξεσι ταῖς ἀτόποις, πύλας ὁ πρὶν τοῦ ᾍδου συντρίψας σθένει Θεότητος πύλας τῆς μετανοίας σοι ἀνοίγει Πάνσεμνε, πύλη τῆς ζωῆς ὑπάρχων αὐτός.

Through your sinful deeds, ⁄ you drew near to the gates of destruction, ⁄ but He who of old broke in pieces the gates of hell ⁄ by the power of His divinity, ⁄ opened to you the gates of repentance, all-honored saint, ⁄ for He Himself is the Gate of life. [OCA]

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Ὅπλον τῆς ἁμαρτίας μακρόθυμε τὴν πρὶν γεγενημένην ὅπλῳ Σταυροῦ τοῦ θείου, τῇ προσκυνήσει ἀνέδειξας ὅπλα δαιμόνων ἅπαντα καὶ πανουργεύματα ὅλως τροπουμένην εὔσπλαγχνε.

You converted the woman who had become the weapon of sin ⁄ by the weapon of Your Holy Cross, forbearing and compassionate Lord; ⁄ for by venerating the Cross, ⁄ she overthrew all the weapons and cunning of the demons. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Λύτρον ὑπὲρ ἁπάντων τὸ ἴδιον ὁ πρὶν ἐκχέας Αἷμα λουτρῷ τῷ τῶν δακρύων σὲ καθαρὰν ἀπεργάζεται λέπραν δεινὴν νοσήσασαν κακίστης πράξεως, ὅλως ὁ τὸ εἶναι πᾶσι διδούς.

He who causes all things to be, ⁄ and who shed His own blood as a ransom for all, ⁄ cleansed you through the water of your tears, ⁄ when you were sick with the dread leprosy of sin. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Λόγου παντὸς ὑπάρχει, ἀνώτερον τὸ ἐπὶ σοὶ Παρθένε· Λόγος Πατρὸς ἐν σοὶ γὰρ θεοπρεπῶς κατεσκήνωσε, λύσιν πταισμάτων ἅπασι τοῖς ἁμαρτάνουσι λόγῳ μόνῳ παρεχόμενος.

Virgin, that which has come to pass in you is ineffable, ⁄ for in a divine manner, the Word of the Father came to dwell in you, ⁄ granting by His Word alone ⁄ remission of transgressions to all who sin. [OCA]

Ode 3: Katavasia

Ode 3: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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.)

Secondary Kontakion

Secondary Kontakion

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Ἡ πορνείαις πρότερον, μεμεστωμένη παντοίαις Χριστοῦ Νύμφη σήμερον τῇ μετανοίᾳ ἐδείχθης, Ἀγγέλων, τὴν πολιτείαν ἐπιποθοῦσα, δαίμονας Σταυροῦ τῷ ὅπλῳ καταπατοῦσα· διὰ τοῦτο βασιλείας ἐφάνης νύμφη Μαρία ἔνδοξε.

You were once completely full of fornication of all kinds. But today you show yourself a Bride of Christ through repentance. Longingly you imitated the Angels' lifestyle. With the Cross, being your weapon, you trampled demons. Therefore, glorious Saint Mary, you have appeared as a bride of heaven's realm. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὴν ἀμνάδα Χριστοῦ καὶ θυγατέρα, ᾄσμασιν εὐφημοῦμέν σε νῦν, Μαρία παναοίδιμε τὴν τῶν Αἰγυπτίων ἀναφανεῖσαν θρέμμα τὴν πλάνην δὲ τούτων πᾶσαν φυγοῦσαν, καὶ καλῶς προσενεχθεῖσαν τῇ Ἐκκλησίᾳ βλάστημα τίμιον διʹ ἐγκρατείας καὶ δεήσεως, ἀσκήσασαν ὑπὲρ μέτρον τῆς ἀνθρωπίνης φύσεως· διὸ καὶ ὑψώθης ἐν Χριστῷ, διὰ βίου καὶ πράξεως, Βασιλείας Οὐρανοῦ φανεῖσα νύμφη Μαρία πάνσεμνε.

Ewe of Christ and daughter, now in song we praise you, O Mary most renowned. Accounted the Egyptians' nursling, but yet fleeing all their error, you were altogether offered as a seedling precious to the Church. With self-control and supplication, you practiced asceticism beyond the measure of human nature. Therefore you were exalted in Christ, through way of life and practice. Glorious Saint Mary, you have appeared as a bride of heaven's realm. [SD]

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

Mid-Ode Kathisma or Hypakoe

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κάθισμα.

Kathisma.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

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

Τὰ σκιρτήματα πάντα τὰ τῆς σαρκός, χαλινώσασα πόνοις ἀσκητικοῖς ἀνδρεῖον ἀπέδειξας, τῆς ψυχῆς σου τὸ φρόνημα· τὸν γὰρ Σταυρὸν ποθήσασα Κυρίου θεάσασθαι ἱερῶς ἀοίδιμε τῷ Κόσμῳ ἐσταύρωσαι· ὅθεν καὶ πρὸς ζῆλον, ἀγγελικῆς πολιτείας προθύμως διήγειρας σεαυτὴν παμμακάριστε. Διὰ τοῦτο γεραίρομεν τὴν μνήμην σου Μαρία πιστῶς τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν αἰτούμενοι τοῦ δωρηθῆναι πλουσίως ὑμῖν ταῖς πρεσβείαις σου.

You subdued all the rebellious impulses of the flesh through ascetic labor, ⁄ showing the courage of a man in your soul. ⁄ As you desired to behold the Cross of the Lord, honored Mother, ⁄ you crucified yourself to the world in holiness, ⁄ and with eagerness sought to follow the angelic way of life. ⁄ Therefore we honor your memory with faith, blessed Mary, ⁄⁄ praying that we may be given complete remission of our sins at your intercessions. [OCA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Glory. Both now. Theotokion.

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Τὴν Σοφίαν καὶ Λόγον.

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

Εἰς ἰλὺν ἐνεπάγην ἁμαρτιῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὑπόστασις ἐν ἐμοί· δεινῶς γὰρ κατεπόντισε, καταιγὶς τῶν πταισμάτων με, ἀλλʹ ἡ τεκοῦσα Λόγον, τὸν μόνον φιλάνθρωπον ἐπʹ ἐμὲ ἐπίβλεψον, Παρθένε καὶ ῥῦσαί με πάσης ἁμαρτίας καὶ παθῶν ψυχοφθόρων καὶ πάσης κακώσεως τοῦ δεινοῦ πολεμήτορος ἵνα ψάλλω γηθόμενος. Πρέσβευε τῷ σῷ Υἱῷ καὶ Θεῷ τῶν πταισμάτων ἄφεσιν δωρήσασθαι τοῖς καταφεύγουσι πίστει τῇ σκέπῃ σου Ἄχραντε.

Let us sing the praises of the ark and the gate of heaven, ⁄ the holy mountain and the cloud of light, ⁄ the heavenly ladder and the spiritual paradise, ⁄ the deliverance of Eve and great treasure of the universe! ⁄ For the remission of man's ancient sin and the salvation of the world ⁄ have come to pass through her, and so we cry aloud: ⁄ Pray to your Son and God that those who worship him in an Orthodox manner, ⁄⁄ may be given absolution for their sins. [OCA]

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 4: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ δʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Ἐπαρθέντα σε ἰδοῦσα ἡ Ἐκκλησία, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ τὸν Ἥλιον τῆς δικαιοσύνης, ἔστη ἐν τῇ τάξει αὐτῇς, εἰκότως κραυγάζουσα· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

Seeing you, the Sun of righteousness, raised upon the Cross, the Church stands in order and fittingly cries out: Glory to your power, O Lord! [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνελήλυθας τὰ πάθη μου θεραπεύσων, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ τῷ πάθει τῆς ἀχράντου σαρκός σου, ἣν ἑκὼν ἐφόρεσας· διό σοι κραυγάζομεν· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

You ascended the Cross to cure my passions by the Passion of your immaculate flesh, which you willingly assumed; and so we cry to you: Glory to your power, O Lord. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀναμαρτήτου ὁ θάνατος γεγευμένος, ζωοποιοῦ τε σώματος τοῦ σοῦ ἐπαξίως, Δέσποτα νενέκρωται, ἡμεῖς δὲ βοῶμέν σοι· Δόξα τῇ δυνάμει σου Κύριε.

Death when it had tasted your sinless and life-giving body, Master, was rightly slain; but we cry out to you: Glory to your power, O Lord. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἀπειρογάμως ἐκυησας ὦ Παρθένε, καὶ μετὰ τόκον ὤφθης παρθενεύουσα πάλιν· ὅθεν ἀσιγήτοις φωναῖς, τὸ χαῖρέ σοὶ Δέσποινα, πίστει ἀδιστάκτῳ κραυγάζομεν.

Without knowing wedlock you bore a child, O Virgin, and after childbirth you remained still a virgin; therefore with never silent voices, Sovereign Lady, we cry to you with unwavering faith, 'Hail!' [EL]

Ode 4: Triodion: Canon-1

Ode 4: Triodion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon from the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Εἰσακήκοα Κύριε.

Mode pl. 4. (N/M)

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Κατετρύφα ὁ Πλούσιος βρώσει καὶ ἐνδύμασι εὐφραινόμενος, ὁ δὲ Λάζαρος χορτάζεσθαι ἐπεθύμει τούτου τῶν τραπέζης ψιχίων.

The rich man delighted in sumptuous food and clothing, ⁄ while Lazarus longed to be fed with the crumbs from his table. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Οἱ μὲν κύνες ἀπέλειχον γλώττῃ τοῦ πτωχοῦ Λαζάρου τοὺς μώλωπας συμπαθέστεροι γινόμενοι τῆς Πλουσίου γνώμης εἰς τὸν πένητα.

With their tongues the dogs licked the sores of the beggar Lazarus ⁄ showing a compassion to him in his need that the rich man never felt. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τῷ πυλῶνι ἐβέβλητο πάλαι τοῦ Πλουσίου Σῶτερ ὁ Λάζαρος τιμωρούμενος ταῖς μάστιξι τῆς πενίας· ὅθεν νῦν δοξάζεται.

Lazarus once lay an outcast in poverty and distress ⁄ outside the gate of the rich man; but now he is glorified. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὃν ἐκύησας Ἄχραντε, πρέσβευε σωθῆναι τοὺς ἀνυμνοῦντάς σε ἐκ δουλείας τοῦ ἀλάστορος ὅτι μόνη πέλεις προστασία ἡμῶν.

Undefiled one, pray to Him whom you bore, ⁄ that we who sing your praises ⁄ may be saved from the bondage of the avenger, ⁄ For you alone are our protection. [OCA]

Ode 4: Triodion: Canon-2

Ode 4: Triodion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ὁσίας.

Canon for the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Τὴν ἐν Σταυρῷ σου.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (When he foresaw.)

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Ὡς πλαστουργὸς βροτείας φύσεως ὡς ἐλέους πηγὴ καὶ εὐσπλαγχνίας πλοῦτος ᾠκτείρησας φιλάνθρωπε πρόσφυγα τὴν σήν, καὶ ἀφήρπασας ταύτην τοῦ ὀλεθρίου θηρός.

Creator of our mortal nature, ⁄ the Fount of mercy and Wealth of compassion, ⁄ You took pity on her who fled to you for refuge, ⁄ snatching her from the destroying beast as the Lover of mankind. [OCA]

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Σταυρὸν ἰδέσθαι ἐπισπεύδουσα σταυρικῷ φωτισμῷ Μαρία κατηυγάσθης Σταυρῷ τοῦ ὁμιλήσαντος, νεύσει θεϊκῇ σταυρωθεῖσα τῷ Κόσμῳ ἀξιοθαύμαστε.

Mary, as you hastened to see the Cross, ⁄ through the divine providence of the Crucified Lord ⁄ you were illumined by its light. ⁄ You were yourself crucified to the world, ⁄ saint most worthy of our wonder. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡ τῶν κακῶν αἰτία πρότερον ἡδονῇ πονηρᾷ πολλοῖς γεγενημένη ἡλίου δίκην λάμψασα πᾶσιν ὁδηγὸς ἡ Ὁσία ἐδείχθη τοῖς ἁμαρτάνουσι.

She who once through evil lust led many into wickedness, ⁄ shines now in her sanctity as the sun, ⁄ and has become a heavenly guide for all who sin. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Νοῦν ὑπερέβης καὶ οὐράνιον νοητὲ οὐρανὲ τοῦ πάντων Βασιλέως· νομίμων γὰρ τῆς φύσεως ἄνευθεν Ἁγνὴ νομοδότην καὶ Κτίστην πάντων ἐκύησας.

Spiritual heaven of the King of all, ⁄ you surpassed even the heavenly powers in understanding, ⁄ for beyond the laws of nature, pure Virgin, ⁄ you conceived the Lawgiver and Maker of all things! [OCA]

Ode 4: Katavasia

Ode 4: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 5: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ εʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Σὺ Κύριέ μου φῶς, εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἐλήλυθας, φῶς ἅγιον ἐπιστρέφον, ἐκ ζοφώδους ἀγνοίας, τοὺς πίστει ἀνυμνοῦντάς σε.

You, Lord, my light, came into the world, a holy light turning from the darkness of ignorance those who sing your praise in faith. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ Κύριε πρὸς γῆν, συμπαθῶς κατελήλυθας, σὺ ὕψωσας τὴν πεσοῦσαν, τῶν ἀνθρώπων οὐσίαν, ἐν ξύλῳ ἀναρτώμενος.

You came down to earth in your compassion, Lord; you raised up fallen human nature when you were hung upon a Tree. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Σὺ ᾖράς μου Χριστέ, τῶν πταισμάτων τὸ ἔγκλημα, σὺ ἔλυσας τὰς ὀδύνας, τοῦ θανάτου Οἰκτίρμον, τῇ θείᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου.

You have took away the accusation of my faults, O Christ; you abolished the pains of death, O Merciful, by your Resurrection. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὲ ὅπλον ἀῤῥαγές, κατ' ἐχθρῶν προβαλλόμεθα, σὲ ἄγκυραν καὶ ἐλπίδα, τῆς ἡμῶν σωτηρίας, Θεόνυμφε κεκτήμεθα.

You we thrust forward as an unbreakable weapon against foes; we have gained you as anchor and hope of our salvation, O Bride of God. [EL]

Ode 5: Triodion: Canon-1

Ode 5: Triodion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon from the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἵνα τί με ἀπώσω.

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἀβραὰμ ἐν τοῖς κόλποις Λάζαρον ὁ Πλούσιος ὡς ἐθεάσατο, ἐν φωτὶ καὶ δόξῃ εὐφραινόμενον Πάτερ, ἐκραύγαζεν· Ἀβραὰμ ἐλέησόν με τὸν ἐν πυρὶ κατακριθέντα καὶ τὴν γλῶτταν δεινῶς φλογιζόμενον.

When the rich man saw Lazarus resting in Abraham's bosom, ⁄ rejoicing in light and glory, he cried out: ⁄ Father Abraham, take pity on me, for I am condemned to the fire, ⁄ and my tongue burns in bitter torment. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Κατετρύφησας πλούτῳ, βίου εὐφραινόμενος Ἀβραὰμ ἔφησε, τῷ Πλουσίῳ· ὅθεν, τετιμώρησαι ᾧδε αἰώνια, ἐν πυρὶ ὑπάρχων· Ὁ δὲ πτωχὸς ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ, τῇ ἀλήκτῳ ἀγάλλεται Λάζαρος.

During your life, said Abraham to the rich man: ⁄ you lived in wealth and luxury. ⁄ So now you are tormented in the fire eternally, ⁄ while Lazarus the poor man rejoices in unending gladness! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τῇ τοῦ βίου ἀπάτῃ, πλούσιος γεγένημαι ὥσπερ ὁ Πλούσιος ὁ τὸν βίον ὅλον ἡδοναῖς δαπανήσας Φιλάνθρωπε· ἀλλὰ δέομαί σου, τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν τοῦ λυτρωθῆναι, τοῦ πυρὸς ὥσπερ σέσωσται Λάζαρος.

Like the rich man who spent all his days in pleasure, ⁄ I am rich in the deceptive joys of this life, ⁄ but I pray You, Loving Lord, in Your compassion ⁄ deliver me from the fire as You saved Lazarus. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

Since you have motherly boldness before your Son, all-pure Virgin, ⁄ do not forget us and our needs, we pray, for we are your people. ⁄ We Christians bring you alone as intercessor ⁄ to win the gracious mercy of the Master. [OCA]

Ode 5: Triodion: Canon-2

Ode 5: Triodion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ὁσίας.

Canon for the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Θεοφανείας σου Χριστέ.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (Prophet Isaiah.)

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Μωσῆς δεδόξασταί ποτε, ἐν τῷ Σινᾷ Θεοῦ τὰ ὀπίσθια, μυστικῶς θεώμενος. Ὁ ἔνδοξος ὑπογράφων ξένον μυστήριον, μανναδόχον δὲ στάμνον νῦν, Εἰκόνα ἄχραντον, θερμῶς προσπεσοῦσα Μαρία Ἀγγελικὸν βίον κομίζεται.

When in a mystical vision on Sinai ⁄ Moses beheld the back of God, ⁄ he shone with glory, manifesting dimly the strange mystery he had seen, ⁄ as Mary fell before the most pure icon of the Mother of God: ⁄ that golden vessel which received the divine manna, ⁄ and she chose the angelic life. [OCA]

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Ναοῦ εὐπρέπειαν τοῦ σοῦ ἐπιποθοῦσα, ψαλμικῶς θεάσασθαι, νοερόν τε σκήνωμα τῆς δόξης σου ἡ τὸν σὸν ναὸν βεβηλώσασα νοεραῖς πρεσβείαις Χριστὲ τῆς ἀπειράνδρου σου ναοῦ γενομένης ναόν με τοῦ παντουργοῦ, ποίησον Πνεύματος.

Longing, like the Psalmist, to behold the majesty of Your temple, ⁄ and the spiritual tabernacle of Your glory, ⁄ she who had profaned Your temple cried: ⁄ O Christ, through the spiritual prayers of the Virgin, ⁄ she who became Your temple, ⁄ make me a temple of the all-creating Spirit. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἡ τῷ ἀγκίστρῳ τῆς σαρκός, διʹ ὀφθαλμῶν τοὺς πολλοὺς ζωγρήσασα ἡδονῇ βραχείᾳ τε κατάβρωμα διαβόλου τούτους ποιήσασα, ἠγκιστρεύθη, παναληθῶς τῇ θείᾳ χάριτι Σταυροῦ τοῦ τιμίου ἡδύτατον τῷ Χριστῷ ὄψον ὑπάρξασα.

She took many men prisoner ⁄ through the baited hook of the flesh and the lust of the eyes, ⁄ making them food for the devil by short-lived sensual pleasure, ⁄ but now she herself is taken prisoner indeed, ⁄ and by the divine grace of the Holy Cross, ⁄ she has been brought as a sweet spiritual offering to Christ. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

Μεμυημένος ὁ χορός, τῶν Προφητῶν, τὸ ἐν σοὶ μυστήριον, μυστικαῖς θεηγορίαις Ἄχραντε σὲ ποικιλοτρόπως προέλεγε, μανναδόχου στάμνου ἰδὲ νῦν Εἰκόνα ἄχραντον αὐτῇ προσπεσοῦσα Μαρία, ἡ ἐγγυήτρια, ἁμαρτωλῶν πρὸς Θεόν.

The company of the prophets, ⁄ in hidden words inspired by God, ⁄ were initiates in the mystery concerning you, ⁄ undefiled Mother of God, ⁄ foretelling you in many ways! ⁄ And now Mary of Egypt falls down before the most pure icon ⁄ of the vessel that received the divine Manna, ⁄ and she becomes a pledge before God for sinners. [OCA]

Ode 5: Katavasia

Ode 5: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 6: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Θύσω σοι, μετὰ φωνῇς αἰνέσεως Κύριε, ἡ Ἐκκλησία βοᾷ σοι, ἐκ δαιμόνων λύθρου κεκαθαρμένη, τῷ δι' οἶκτον, ἐκ τῆς πλευρᾶς σου ῥεύσαντι αἵματι.

I will sacrifice to you with a voice of praise, O Lord, the Church cries to you, cleansed from the gore of demons by the Blood which flowed through pity from your side. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνῆλθες, ἐν Σταυρῷ δυναστείαν ζωσάμενος, καὶ συμπλακεὶς τῷ τυράννῳ, ὡς Θεὸς ἐξ ὕψους κατέῤῥαξας, τὸν Ἀδὰμ δέ, ἀηττήτῳ, παλάμῃ ἀνέστησας.

Girded with power you ascended the Cross and came to grips with the tyrant, and as God hurled him from on high; but Adam you raised up with your invincible hand. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ἀνέστης, ἐξαστράπτων ὡραῖος ἐκ τάφου Χριστέ, καὶ διεσκέδασας πάντας, τοὺς ἐχθροὺς τῇ θείᾳ σου δυναστείᾳ, καὶ τὰ πάντα, ὡς Θεός, εὐφροσύνης ἐπλήρωσας.

You rose from the tomb, O Christ, in dazzling beauty, scattered every foe by your divine power, and as God filled all things with gladness. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ὢ θαῦμα, τῶν ἁπάντων θαυμάτων καινότερον! ὅτι Παρθένος ἐν μήτρᾳ, τὸν τὰ σύμπαντα περιέποντα, ἀπειράνδρως, συλλαβοῦσα, οὐκ ἐστενοχώρησεν.

O wonder, newer than every wonder; for a Virgin, without knowing man, conceived in her womb the One who encompasses all things but did not restrict him. [EL]

Ode 6: Triodion: Canon-1

Ode 6: Triodion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon from the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἱλάσθητί μοι Σωτήρ.

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ὁ πλούσιος ἑαυτὸν φλογὶ πυρὸς κατεδίκασε, τῇ ἐνηδόνῳ ζωῇ, ὁ πένης δὲ Λάζαρος, πτωχείαν ἑλόμενος, ἐν τῷδε τῷ βίῳ, ἠξιώθη τῆς ἀλήκτου χαρᾶς.

The rich man condemned himself to the flames of fire ⁄ by his life of pleasure, ⁄ but Lazarus the poor man chose for this present life, poverty, ⁄ and so he was counted worthy of unending joy. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἐν κόλποις τοῦ Ἀβραὰμ ὁ Λάζαρος κατηξίωται, τῆς αἰωνίου ζωῆς, Χριστὲ ἐμφορούμενος, πυρὶ δὲ ὁ Πλούσιος, καὶ ψυχὴν καὶ σῶμα, κατεκρίθη τιμωρούμενος.

Lazarus was counted worthy to dwell with Abraham, ⁄ and he received eternal life, O Christ, ⁄ but the rich man was condemned to the fire, ⁄ there to be tormented in both soul and body. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Κατεδικάσθη εἰς πῦρ, ὁ Πλούσιος διὰ Λάζαρον, μὴ κατακρίνῃς ἐμέ, τὸν δείλαιον δέομαι φιλάνθρωπε Κύριε ἀλλʹ ὡς Λάζαρόν με, τοῦ φωτός σου καταξίωσον.

The rich man was condemned to the fire because of Lazarus. ⁄ Do not condemn me in my wretchedness, I pray, ⁄ Lord and Lover of mankind, ⁄ but count me, like Lazarus, worthy of Your light. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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

May we be delivered from our great transgressions ⁄ by your prayers, pure Mother of God, ⁄ and may we dwell in the divine glory of the Son of God ⁄ Who took flesh ineffably from you. [OCA]

Ode 6: Triodion: Canon-2

Ode 6: Triodion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ὁσίας.

Canon for the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ἄβυσσος ἐσχάτη.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (The lowest depth.)

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Χαίρουσι Μαρία τὰ τῶν Ἀγγέλων στρατεύματα, τὸν ἐφάμιλλον Ὁσία βίον, τὸν ἐν σοὶ καθορῶντες καὶ δόξαν τῷ, Κυρίῳ κραυγαζοντες.

The armies of the angels rejoice, ⁄ seeing a life equal to theirs in you, ⁄ and they cry out, holy Mary, ⁄ giving glory to the Lord. [OCA]

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Φρίττουσι Δαιμόνων τῶν ζοφερῶν τὰ συστήματα τὸ τῆς σῆς καρτερικὸν ἰσχύος, ὅτι γυνὴ παραδόξως καὶ γυμνή, καὶ μόνη τούτους ᾔσχυνας.

The hosts of demons tremble ⁄ at the strength of your endurance! ⁄ How you, a naked and solitary woman, ⁄ in a wonderful way, put them to shame. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ἔλαμψας ἡλίου δίκην Μαρία πανεύφημε, καὶ τὴν ἔρημον ταῖς φρυκτωρίαις πᾶσαν ἐφώτισας· ὅθεν κᾀμὲ τῷ σῷ φωτὶ καταλάμπρυνον.

Mary worthy of all praise, ⁄ you shone like the sun and illumined the desert with your brightness ⁄ Shine on me also, ⁄ that I may be glorious with your light. [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ἄγγελοι περιλαμφθέντες, τῇ δόξῃ τοῦ τόκου σου ἐν τῇ γῇ εἰρήνην πᾶσιν ἡμῖν, καὶ εὐδοκίαν ἀνθρώποις, Παρθένε κεκράγασιν.

Virgin, illumined by the glory of your Child, ⁄ the angels proclaim to us all peace on earth ⁄ and good will towards the human race. [OCA]

Ode 6: Katavasia

Ode 6: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ὁ Σωτὴρ καὶ ῥύστης μου, ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, ὡς Θεὸς ἀνέστησεν, ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν τοὺς γηγενεῖς, καὶ πύλας ᾅδου συνέτριψε, καὶ ὡς Δεσπότης ἀνέστη τριήμερος.

Savior and Deliverer is He who raised up from the tomb and from the bonds those born on earth, for He is God; and He destroyed Hades' bars and gates, and on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα ἐκ νεκρῶν Χριστὸν τὸν ζωοδότην, τριήμερον ἐκ τάφου, καὶ πύλας τοῦ θανάτου σήμερον συνθλάσαντα, τῇ δυνάμει τῇ αὐτοῦ, τὸν ᾅδην τε νεκρώσαντα, καὶ τὸ κέντρον τοῦ θανάτου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τὸν Ἀδὰμ σὺν τῇ Εὔᾳ ἐλευθερώσαντα, ὑμνήσωμεν πάντες οἱ γηγενεῖς, εὐχαρίστως βοῶντες αἶνον ἐκτενῶς. Αὐτὸς γὰρ ὡς μόνος κραταιὸς Θεός, καὶ Δεσπότης ἀνέστη τριήμερος.

To Him who from the dead arose, Christ the Life-Giver, on the third day from the tomb; who crushed the gates of death today by the power which is His; who slew Hades and ground away the sting of death, and rescued Adam and Eve: to Him let us all, born on earth, now sing, earnestly shouting our grateful praise. For He, alone our mighty God, on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [GKD]

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΙΗʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἰωάννου, μαθητοῦ τοῦ Ἁγίου Γρηγορίου τοῦ Δεκαπολίτου.

On April 18, we commemorate our devout father John, the disciple of Saint Gregory of Dekapolis.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Σάββα τοῦ Στρατηλάτου.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Savvas the Commander.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἑν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Κοσμᾶ, Ἐπισκόπου Χαλκηδόνος.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the saints Cosmas, Bishop of Chalcedon.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀθανασίας.

On this day we also commemorate our devout mother Athanasia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Νεομάρτυρος Ἰωάννου τοῦ ἐξ Ἰωαννίνων, μαρτυρήσαντος ἐν ἔτει ᾳφκςʹ (1526).

On this day we also commemorate the holy Neo-martyr John from Ioannina, who witnessed in the 1526.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Κυριακῇ πέμπτῃ τῶν Νηστειῶν, διετάχθημεν μνήμην ποιεῖσθαι τῆς Ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Μαρίας τῆς Αἰγυπτίας.

On this day, the fifth Sunday of Lent, we have been enjoined to observe the memory of our devout Mother Mary of Egypt.

Στίχοι

Verses

Ἀπῇρε πνεῦμα, σάρξ ἀπεῤῥύη πάλαι.

Her spirt is gone, the flesh long discarded.

Τὸν ὅστινον, γῆ, κρύπτε νεκρὸν Μαρίας.

O earth, now hide the dead bones of Mary.

Ταῖς αὐτῆς πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεὸς ἐλέησον, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By her intercessions, O God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 7: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ ζʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Ἐν τῇ καμίνῳ, Ἀβραμιαῖοι Παῖδες τῇ Περσικῇ, πόθῳ εὐσεβείας μᾶλλον ἢ τῇ φλογί, πυρπολούμενοι ἐκραύγαζον· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ Ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

The Children of Abraham in the Persian furnace, fired by love for true religion rather than by the flame, cried out: Blessed are you, O Lord, in the temple of your glory. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Πρὸς ἀφθαρσίαν, ἡ ἀνθρωπότης ἀνακέκληται, θείῳ λουσαμένη αἵματι τοῦ Χριστοῦ, εὐχαρίστως ἀναμέλπουσα· Εὐλογημένος εἶ, ἐν τῷ Ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου Κύριε.

Washed in the divine Blood of Christ, humanity has been called back to incorruption, as it sings with thanksgiving: Blessed are you, O Lord, in the temple of your glory. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὡς ζωηφόρος, ὡς Παραδείσου ὡραιότερος, ὄντως καὶ παστάδος πάσης βασιλικῆς, ἀναδέδεικται λαμπρότερος, Χριστὲ ὁ τάφος σου, ἡ πηγὴ τῆς ἡμῶν ἀναστάσεως.

Your tomb, the source of our resurrection, has been revealed, O Christ, as bearer of life, lovelier than Paradise, and brighter than any kingly bridal chamber. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Τὸ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ἡγιασμένον θεῖον σκήνωμα Χαῖρε· διὰ σοῦ γὰρ δέδοται ἡ χαρά, Θεοτόκε τοῖς κραυγάζουσιν· Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξίν, ὑπάρχεις Πανάμωμε Δέσποινα.

Sanctified and divine dwelling of the Most High, hail! For through you, Mother of God, joy has been given to those who cry: Blessed are you among women, all-blameless Lady. [EL]

Ode 7: Triodion: Canon-1

Ode 7: Triodion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon from the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Οἱ ἐκ τῆς Ἰουδαίας.

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἰὼβ καθάπερ πάλαι ἐν σαπρίᾳ σκωλήκων καὶ ἐν κοπρίᾳ ἑστὼς ὑπῆρξε πρὸ πυλῶνος ὁ Λάζαρος ὡσαύτως, τοῦ Πλουσίου ἐκάθευδεν, ὁ τῶν πατέρων βοῶν Θεὸς εὐλογητός εἶ.

Lazarus lay before the gates of the rich man ⁄ like Job of old, who sat on a dung heap of rottenness and worries, ⁄ and he cried out: Blessed are You, O God of our fathers! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Βεβλημένος πυλῶσι τοῦ ἀσπλάγχνου Πλουσίου πάλαι ὁ Λάζαρος ψιχίων ἐπεθύμει αὐτοῦ τῶν τῆς τραπέζης ἀλλʹ οὐδεὶς ἐπεδίδου αὐτῷ, ἀλλʹ ἀντὶ τούτων εὗρε τοῦ Ἀβραάμ τοὺς κόλπους.

An outcast at the gate of the rich man who lacked all compassion, ⁄ Lazarus longed for the crumbs that fell from his table, ⁄ yet no man gave them to him! ⁄ But in return he received a dwelling place with Abraham. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Τοῦ ἀσπλάγχνου Πλουσίου τῆς μερίδος Χριστέ μου ῥῦσαί με δέομαι καὶ πένητι Λαζάρῳ συντάξας με βοᾶν σοι εὐχαρίστως ἀξίωσον· ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητός εἶ.

Deliver me, I pray You, O my Christ ⁄ from the punishment of the rich man who showed no compassion; ⁄ but place me with Lazarus the poor man ⁄ and count me worthy to cry to You in thanksgiving: ⁄ Blessed are You, O God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Παρθενικῆς ἐκ νηδύος, σαρκωθεὶς ἐπεφάνης, εἰς σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν· διό σου τὴν Μητέρα, εἰδότες Θεοτόκον, εὐχαρίστως κραυγάζομεν· ὁ τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, Θεὸς εὐλογητός εἶ.

You manifested Yourself incarnate from a Virgin's womb for our sake; ⁄ therefore we confess Your Mother as the Theotokos ⁄ and we cry in thanksgiving: Blessed are You, O God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ode 7: Triodion: Canon-2

Ode 7: Triodion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ὁσίας.

Canon for the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Οἱ Παῖδες ἐν Βαβυλῶνι.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (In Babylon those Servants.)

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Ὁ μέγιστος ἐν πατράσι, περιπολεύων τὴν ἔρημον, Ζωσιμᾶς ὁ σοφός, τὴν Ὁσίαν ἰδεῖν κατηξίωται· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ κράζει δέ, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Wise Zosimas, greatest of the fathers, ⁄ as he wandered in the wilderness, ⁄ was counted worthy to see the saint, ⁄ and he cried: Blessed are You, O God of our fathers! [OCA]

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Τί Πάτερ ξένον ἀπάσης, ἰδεῖν ἐλήλυθας γύναιον, ἀρετῆς πρακτικῆς; ἡ Ὁσία ἐβόα τῷ γέροντι· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ κράζει δέ· ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

Father, said the saint to the elder, ⁄ why did you come to see a poor woman? ⁄ A stranger to every virtuous action? ⁄ And she cried: Blessed are You, O God of our fathers! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Νεκρώσασα Μακαρία, τὰ τῶν παθῶν σου σκιρτήματα, ἀπαθείας νυνὶ προσωρμίσθης, λιμένι κραυγάζουσα· Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.

All-blessed Mary, you put to death your rebellious passions, ⁄ and now you have found anchorage in the harbor of passionlessness, ⁄ crying: Blessed are You, Lord God of our fathers! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Συνέλαβες ἀποῤῥήτως, παρθένος μείνασα Ἄχραντε, καὶ ἐκύησας Κόσμῳ τὴν σωτηρίαν Χριστόν, τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν· διό σε πάντες ᾄσμασιν οἱ πιστοὶ μεγαλύνομεν.

You conceived ineffably, undefiled one, and yet remained a virgin, ⁄ and brought forth to the world its salvation, Christ our God; ⁄ therefore we, and all the faithful magnify you in our songs. [OCA]

Ode 7: Katavasia

Ode 7: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 8: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ ηʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

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

Χεῖρας ἐκπετάσας Δανιήλ, λεόντων χάσματα, ἐν λάκκω ἔφραξε, πυρὸς δὲ δύναμιν ἔσβεσαν, ἀρετὴν περιζωσάμενοι, οἱ εὐσεβείας ἐρασταί, Παῖδες κραυγάζοντες· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Stretching out his hands Daniel closed the jaws of the lions in the den; while the Youths, lovers of true religion, girded with virtue, quenched the power of the fire as they cried: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [EL]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Χεῖρας ἐκπετάσας ἐν Σταυρῷ, τὰ ἔθνη ἅπαντα ἐπισυνήγαγες, καὶ μίαν ἔδειξας Δέσποτα, Ἐκκλησίαν ἀνυμνοῦσάν σε, τοῖς ἐπὶ γῆς καὶ οὐρανοῦ, συμφώνως ψάλλουσιν· Εὐλογεῖτε, πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου τὸν Κύριον.

Stretching out your hands on the Cross, you gathered in all the nations, and revealed one Church, Master, which sings your praise, for those on earth and those in heaven who sing in harmony: Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Λευχείμων ὡράθη γυναιξί, τῷ ἀπροσίτῳ φωτὶ τῆς Ἀναστάσεως, καταστραπτόμενος Ἄγγελος. Τί τὸν ζῶντα ἐν τῷ τάφῳ βοῶν, ἐπιζητεῖτε ὡς θνητόν, ὄντως ἡγέρθη Χριστός, ᾧ βοῶμεν· Πάντα τὰ ἔργα ὑμνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον.

An Angel white as snow, blazing with the unapproachable light of the Resurrection, appeared to the women and cried out: Why do you seek the living as a mortal in the tomb: Christ has truly risen. To him let us cry: All you works, praise the Lord. [EL]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Σὺ μόνη ἐν πάσαις γενεαῖς, Παρθένε Ἄχραντε, Μήτηρ ἐδείχθης Θεοῦ, σὺ τῆς Θεότητος γέγονας, ἐνδιαίτημα Πανάμωμε, μὴ φλογισθεῖσα τῷ πυρί, τοῦ ἀπροσίτου φωτός· ὅθεν πάντες σέ, εὐλογοῦμεν, Μαρία Θεόνυμφε.

You alone in all generations, immaculate Virgin, were revealed as Mother of God; you became the lodging of the Godhead, O all-blameless, and were not burned by the fire of the unapproachable light; therefore we all bless you, Mary, Bride of God. [EL]

Ode 8: Triodion: Canon-1

Ode 8: Triodion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon from the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ἑπταπλασίως κάμινον.

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

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Στολὴν κοκκίνην βύσσον τε καὶ πορφύραν ὁ Πλούσιος πάλαι ἐνεδύετο λαμπρῶς ὁ δείλαιος, ὁ πένης δὲ Λάζαρος, ἐν τῷ πυλῶνι τούτου δεινῶς, ἔκειτο ψιχίων, τῶν πιπτόντων τραπέζης ἐθέλων κορεσθῆναι καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐπεδίδου, αὐτῷ· διὸ ἐν δόξῃ, Χριστῷ συμβασιλεύει.

Once the contemptible rich man was splendidly clothed ⁄ in garments of scarlet, fine linen and purple, ⁄ while the poor man Lazarus lay a pitiable outcast at his gate, ⁄ longing to eat the crumbs that fell from his table, ⁄ but no one gave to him. ⁄ Now he reigns with Christ in glory! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἐν τῷ πυλῶνι ἔκειτο τοῦ Πλουσίου ὁ Λάζαρος σεσηπὼς τῷ σώματι πληγαῖς καὶ ἤθελε, κορέννυσθαι βρώσεως καὶ οὐκ ἐδίδου τούτῳ οὐδείς, ἀλλὰ καὶ οἱ κύνες συμπαθῶς ἐν τῇ γλώττῃ, ἀπέλειχον τὰ ἕλκη καὶ τοὺς μώλωπας τούτου· διὸ ἐν Παραδείσῳ τρυφῆς κατηξιώθη.

Lazarus lay at the gates of the rich man, ⁄ his body rotting with sores. ⁄ He longed to eat and no one gave him food, ⁄ but the dogs, moved with compassion, ⁄ licked his wounds with their tongues. ⁄ Now he has been counted worthy of joy in paradise! [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Ἐν ἡδοναῖς ἐπλούτησα ὥσπερ πάλαι ὁ Πλούσιος ὁ ἐνδεδυμένος, καθʹ ἡμέραν κόκκινον, κᾀγὼ Πολυέλεε, ἐν τῇ τοῦ βίου τούτου τρυφῇ ἐμαυτὸν κατακρίνω ταῖς τρυφαῖς καὶ ἀπάταις· διό σε ἱκετεύω ἐκ πυρὸς τοῦ ῥυσθῆναι Χριστὲ τοῦ αἰωνίου εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

I have grown rich in sensual pleasures, ⁄ like the rich man of old who clothed himself daily in scarlet. ⁄ Delighting in the good things of this life, ⁄ I have condemned myself to luxury and deception. ⁄ And so I pray to You, greatly-merciful Christ: ⁄ deliver me forever from the eternal fire. [OCA]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Τρισσοφαῆ Θεότητα ἑνιαίαν ἐκλάμπουσαν αἴγλην ἐκ μιᾶς τρισυποστάτου φύσεως Γεννήτορα ἄναρχον ὁμοφυᾶ τε Λόγον Πατρὸς καὶ συμβασιλεῦον ὁμοούσιον Πνεῦμα, οἱ Παῖδες εὐλογεῖτε, Ἱερεῖς ἀνυμνεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

The three-fold Light of the Godhead shines with a single radiance ⁄ from the one Nature in three Persons: ⁄ Father without beginning; Word of the Father sharing the same nature; ⁄ and the consubstantial Spirit, reigning with the Father and the Son. ⁄ Children, bless this triune God! ⁄ Priests praise Him; people, exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Ode 8: Triodion: Canon-2

Ode 8: Triodion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ὁσίας.

Canon for the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ἔκστηθι φρίττων οὐρανέ.

Mode pl. 2. (N/M)

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Βάθη καρδίας ἐρευνῶν· Ὁ πρὸ γενέσεως προγινώσκων τὰ ἡμῶν, βιαίας βιοτῆς ἀφήρπασας, τὴν προσφυγοῦσάν σοι Σωτήρ, βεβαίως τῇ σῇ φιλανθρωπίᾳ, βοῶσαν ἀσιγήτως· Ἱερεῖς εὐλογεῖτε, λαὸς ὑπερυψοῦτε, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

You search the depths of our hearts, ⁄ foreseeing all that concerns us before it has come to be. ⁄ You delivered from a life of bondage ⁄ the woman who fled to You, Savior. ⁄ With a never-silent voice she cries out to Your tender love: ⁄ Priests bless Him; people, exalt Him above all forever! [OCA]

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Ὢ ἀλλοιώσεως σεπτῆς, τῆς πρὸς τὸ κρεῖττόν σου, μεταθέσεως σεμνή! ὢ πόθου θεϊκοῦ μισήσαντος, τὰς σαρκικὰς ἡδονάς! ὢ πίστεως ζεούσης καὶ θείας! πανεύφημε Μαρία, ἣν πιστῶς εὐφημοῦμεν, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦμεν, εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Holy transformation, ⁄ that brought you to a better way of life! ⁄ Godlike love that hated carnal pleasures! ⁄ Burning faith in God! ⁄ We bless you, Mary, worthy of all praise, ⁄ and we exalt you above all forever! [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Εὗρες τῶν πόνων ἀμοιβήν, καὶ τῶν καμάτων σου τὴν ἀντίδοσιν σεμνή, Μαρία, διʹ ὧν καταβέβληκας, τὸν παλαμναῖον ἐχθρόν, καὶ νῦν σὺν τοῖς, Ἀγγέλοις κραυγάζεις, τὸν ὕμνον ἀσιγήτως βοῶσα, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦσα, Χριστὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Holy Mary, you have received payment for your toil, ⁄ and the due reward for all the labors ⁄ by which you cast down the vengeful enemy. ⁄ Now you sing with the angels, ⁄ crying out with never-silent voice ⁄ and exalting Christ above all forever! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ὅλον ἀνέπλασεν ἐμὲ δι΄ ἀγαθότητα, ἐν τῇ μήτρᾳ σου Ἁγνή, οὐ φθείρας ἑκατέρας φύσεως τὰ ἰδιώματα, ὡς πάντων τῶν αἰώνων Δεσπότης· ὅθεν σε ὡς αἰτίαν, τῆς ἡμῶν σωτηρίας ᾄσμασιν ὑμνοῦμεν εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

In His love the Lord of all the ages ⁄ wholly recreated me within your womb, pure Virgin, ⁄ without confusing the marks of either human or divine nature! ⁄ Therefore as you are the cause of our salvation ⁄ we praise you in hymns forever! [OCA]

Ode 8: Katavasia

Ode 8: Katavasia

ᾨδὴ 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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κοντάκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Kontakion.

Ὁ Σωτὴρ καὶ ῥύστης μου, ἀπὸ τοῦ τάφου, ὡς Θεὸς ἀνέστησεν, ἐκ τῶν δεσμῶν τοὺς γηγενεῖς, καὶ πύλας ᾅδου συνέτριψε, καὶ ὡς Δεσπότης ἀνέστη τριήμερος.

Savior and Deliverer is He who raised up from the tomb and from the bonds those born on earth, for He is God; and He destroyed Hades' bars and gates, and on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὸν ἀναστάντα ἐκ νεκρῶν Χριστὸν τὸν ζωοδότην, τριήμερον ἐκ τάφου, καὶ πύλας τοῦ θανάτου σήμερον συνθλάσαντα, τῇ δυνάμει τῇ αὐτοῦ, τὸν ᾅδην τε νεκρώσαντα, καὶ τὸ κέντρον τοῦ θανάτου συντρίψαντα, καὶ τὸν Ἀδὰμ σὺν τῇ Εὔᾳ ἐλευθερώσαντα, ὑμνήσωμεν πάντες οἱ γηγενεῖς, εὐχαρίστως βοῶντες αἶνον ἐκτενῶς. Αὐτὸς γὰρ ὡς μόνος κραταιὸς Θεός, καὶ Δεσπότης ἀνέστη τριήμερος.

To Him who from the dead arose, Christ the Life-Giver, on the third day from the tomb; who crushed the gates of death today by the power which is His; who slew Hades and ground away the sting of death, and rescued Adam and Eve: to Him let us all, born on earth, now sing, earnestly shouting our grateful praise. For He, alone our mighty God, on the third day arose, as the Master of all. [GKD]

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Ἡ πορνείαις πρότερον, μεμεστωμένη παντοίαις Χριστοῦ Νύμφη σήμερον τῇ μετανοίᾳ ἐδείχθης, Ἀγγέλων, τὴν πολιτείαν ἐπιποθοῦσα, δαίμονας Σταυροῦ τῷ ὅπλῳ καταπατοῦσα· διὰ τοῦτο βασιλείας ἐφάνης νύμφη Μαρία ἔνδοξε.

You were once completely full of fornication of all kinds. But today you show yourself a Bride of Christ through repentance. Longingly you imitated the Angels' lifestyle. With the Cross, being your weapon, you trampled demons. Therefore, glorious Saint Mary, you have appeared as a bride of heaven's realm. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Τὴν ἀμνάδα Χριστοῦ καὶ θυγατέρα, ᾄσμασιν εὐφημοῦμέν σε νῦν, Μαρία παναοίδιμε τὴν τῶν Αἰγυπτίων ἀναφανεῖσαν θρέμμα τὴν πλάνην δὲ τούτων πᾶσαν φυγοῦσαν, καὶ καλῶς προσενεχθεῖσαν τῇ Ἐκκλησίᾳ βλάστημα τίμιον διʹ ἐγκρατείας καὶ δεήσεως, ἀσκήσασαν ὑπὲρ μέτρον τῆς ἀνθρωπίνης φύσεως· διὸ καὶ ὑψώθης ἐν Χριστῷ, διὰ βίου καὶ πράξεως, Βασιλείας Οὐρανοῦ φανεῖσα νύμφη Μαρία πάνσεμνε.

Ewe of Christ and daughter, now in song we praise you, O Mary most renowned. Accounted the Egyptians' nursling, but yet fleeing all their error, you were altogether offered as a seedling precious to the Church. With self-control and supplication, you practiced asceticism beyond the measure of human nature. Therefore you were exalted in Christ, through way of life and practice. Glorious Saint Mary, you have appeared as a bride of heaven's realm. [SD]

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΙΗʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός, μνήμη τοῦ Ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἰωάννου, μαθητοῦ τοῦ Ἁγίου Γρηγορίου τοῦ Δεκαπολίτου.

On April 18, we commemorate our devout father John, the disciple of Saint Gregory of Dekapolis.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Μάρτυρος Σάββα τοῦ Στρατηλάτου.

On this day we also commemorate the holy Martyr Savvas the Commander.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ ἑν Ἁγίοις Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Κοσμᾶ, Ἐπισκόπου Χαλκηδόνος.

On this day we also commemorate our father among the saints Cosmas, Bishop of Chalcedon.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τῆς Ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀθανασίας.

On this day we also commemorate our devout mother Athanasia.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, μνήμη τοῦ Ἁγίου Νεομάρτυρος Ἰωάννου τοῦ ἐξ Ἰωαννίνων, μαρτυρήσαντος ἐν ἔτει ᾳφκςʹ (1526).

On this day we also commemorate the holy Neo-martyr John from Ioannina, who witnessed in the 1526.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

From the Triodion.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ, Κυριακῇ πέμπτῃ τῶν Νηστειῶν, διετάχθημεν μνήμην ποιεῖσθαι τῆς Ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Μαρίας τῆς Αἰγυπτίας.

On this day, the fifth Sunday of Lent, we have been enjoined to observe the memory of our devout Mother Mary of Egypt.

Στίχοι

Verses

Ἀπῇρε πνεῦμα, σάρξ ἀπεῤῥύη πάλαι.

Her spirt is gone, the flesh long discarded.

Τὸν ὅστινον, γῆ, κρύπτε νεκρὸν Μαρίας.

O earth, now hide the dead bones of Mary.

Ταῖς αὐτῆς πρεσβείαις, ὁ Θεὸς ἐλέησον, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς. Ἀμήν.

By her intercessions, O God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

Katavasias Odes 1-8

Katavasias Odes 1-8

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Καταβασίαι τῆς Θεοτόκου

Katavasias of Theotokos

ᾨδὴ 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]

ᾨδὴ 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]

ᾨδὴ 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]

ᾨδὴ 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]

ᾨδὴ 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]

ᾨδὴ 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]

ᾨδὴ 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]

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

Eothinon Gospel (EP / GOA)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

Let us pray to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Wisdom. Arise. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς ἁγίας τραπέζης)

PRIEST (from the altar table)

Ἑωθινὸν Αʹ

Eothinon

Ματθαῖον ΚΗʹ 16-20

Matthew. 28:16-20

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, οἱ ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ ἐπορεύθησαν εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν, εἰς τὸ Ὄρος, οὗ ἐτάξατο αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς. Καὶ ἰδόντες αὐτόν, προσεκύνησαν αὐτῷ· οἱ δὲ ἐδίστασαν. Καὶ προσελθὼν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ἐλάλησεν αὐτοῖς, λέγων· Ἐδόθη μοι πᾶσα ἐξουσία ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Πορευθέντες οὖν, μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, βαπτίζοντες αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος· διδάσκοντες αὐτοὺς τηρεῖν πάντα ὅσα ἐνετειλάμην ὑμῖν. Καὶ ἰδού, ἐγὼ μεθ' ὑμῶν εἰμι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας, ἕως τῆς συντελείας τοῦ αἰῶνος. Ἀμήν.

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

(Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.)

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

Ἦχος βʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 2. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα.

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

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

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

Ἰδιόμελα τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Idiomela from the Triodion.

Δόξα. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ.

Glory. Mode pl. 4.

Τῆς μετανοίας ἄνοιξόν μοι πύλας Ζωοδότα· ὀρθρίζει γὰρ τὸ πνεῦμά μου, πρὸς ναὸν τὸν ἅγιόν σου, ναὸν φέρον τοῦ σώματος, ὅλον ἐσπιλωμένον· ἀλλ' ὡς οἰκτίρμων κάθαρον, εὐσπλάγχνῳ σου ἐλέει.

Open to me the gates of repentance, O Giver of Life, for early in the morning my spirit hastens to Your holy temple, bringing the temple of my body all defiled. But as one compassionate, cleanse me, I pray, by Your loving-kindness and mercy. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν. Ὁ αὐτός.

Both now. Same Mode.

Τῆς σωτηρίας εὔθυνόν μοι τρίβους, Θεοτόκε· αἰσχραῖς γὰρ κατεῤῥύπωσα, τὴν ψυχὴν ἁμαρτίαις, ὡς ῥαθύμως τὸν βίον μου, ὅλον ἐκδαπανήσας, ταῖς σαῖς πρεσβείαις ῥῦσαί με, πάσης ἀκαθαρσίας.

Guide me in the paths of salvation, O Theotokos, for I have befouled my soul with shameful sins and I heedlessly squandered all of my life's resources. By your intercession deliver me from every uncleanness. [SD]

Ἰδιόμελον. Ἦχος πλ. βʹ.

Idiomelon. Mode pl. 2.

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

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

Τὰ πλήθη τῶν πεπραγμένων μοι δεινῶν, ἐννοῶν ὁ τάλας, τρέμω τὴν φοβερὰν ἡμέραν τῆς κρίσεως· ἀλλὰ θαῤῥῶν εἰς τὸ ἔλεος τῆς εὐσπλαγχνίας σου, ὡς ὁ Δαυῒδ βοῶ σοι· Ἐλέησόν με ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

When I ponder in my wretchedness on the many terrible things that I have done, I tremble for that fearful day, the Day of Judgment. But trusting in the mercy of Your compassion, like David I cry to You, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your great mercy." [SD]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβʹ)

Lord, have mercy. (12)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ μητέρα τοῦ φωτὸς ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες μεγαλύνωμεν.

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

Magnificat: Mode of Canon

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

The Magnificat. 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: Octoechos: Canon-1

Ode 9: Octoechos: Canon-1

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Κανὼν ὁ Ἀναστάσιμος.

Canon for the Resurrection.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Mode 4. Heirmos.

Λίθος ἀχειρότμητος ὄρους, ἐξ ἀλαξεύτου σου Παρθένε, ἀκρογωνιαῖος ἐτμήθη, Χριστὸς συνάψας τὰς διεστώσας φύσεις. Διὸ ἐπαγαλλόμενοι σὲ Θεοτόκε μεγαλύνομεν.

A cornerstone was cut out without hands * from a never-quarried mountain, * which prefigured you, holy Virgin. * The stone is Christ, who joined the disparate natures. * As we rejoice because of this, O Theotokos, we magnify you. [SD]

Τροπάρια.

Troparia.

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Ὅλον με ἀνείληφας ὅλος, ἐν συναφείᾳ ἀσυγχύτῳ, ὅλῳ μοι διδοὺς ὁ Θεός μου, τὴν σωτηρίαν διὰ τοῦ πάθους σου, ὁ ἐν Σταυρῷ ὑπέμεινας, σωματικῶς δι' εὐσπλαγχνίαν πολλήν.

The whole of you assumed the whole of me in a conjunction without confusion, giving the whole of salvation, O my God, through your suffering; which you underwent in the body on the Cross though your great compassion. [EL]

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ Ἀναστάσει σου, Κύριε.

Glory to Your holy Resurrection, O Lord.

Οἱ σοὶ μαθηταὶ καθορῶντες, ἀνεῳγμένον σου τὸν τάφον, καὶ τὰς θεοφόρους σινδόνας, κεκενωμένας τῇ Ἀναστάσει σου, σὺν τῷ Ἀγγέλῳ ἔλεγον· Ὄντως ἐγήγερται ὁ Κύριος!

When your Disciples saw your opened tomb and the grave clothes, that had held God, lying emptied by your Resurrection, they said with the Angel: The Lord has risen indeed. [EL]

Ἁγία Τριάς, ὁ Θεός, ἐλέησον καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

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

Τριαδικόν.

For the Trinity.

Μονάδα μὲν θείας οὐσίας, ἀλλ' ὑποστάσεων Τριάδα, πάντες οἱ πιστοὶ προσκυνοῦμεν, ἐν ἀσυγχύτοις ταῖς ὑποστάσεσιν, ἰσοσθενῆ ὁμότιμον, ἣν εὐσεβοῦντες μεγαλύνομεν.

All we believers worship a Unity of divine being, but a Trinity of persons, in persons without confusion it is equal in might and identical in honour, which we reverence and magnify. [EL]

Ode 9: Triodion: Canon-1

Ode 9: Triodion: Canon-1

Κανὼν τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Canon from the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Σὲ τὴν ἀπειρόγαμον.

Mode pl. 4. (N/M)

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Πένητά με Λάζαρον, Χριστὲ αἰτοῦμαι ἀπεργάζου, τὰς τῶν ἡδονῶν ὀρέξεις μου, ἐξορίζων ὡς φύσει Θεός, ταῖς δὲ ἀρεταῖς με, ὡς τὸν Πλούσιον, ποίησον ἵνα πίστει, ἐν ὑμνῳδίαις μεγαλύνω σε.

Since You are God by nature, I pray to You, O Christ: ⁄ make me poor like Lazarus and banish my sensual desires, ⁄ but make me as wealthy as the rich man in virtues, ⁄ that with faith I may magnify You in hymns. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Πλούσιος καὶ ἄσπλαγχνος, τὸν νοῦν παρέβλεψά μου πίστει σοῦ τῶν ἐντολῶν Φιλάνθρωπε, πρὸ πυλῶν ἐῤῥιμμένον δεινῶς, ἀλλʹ ὡς συμπαθὴς καὶ φιλοικτίρμων ἀνάστησον ὥσπερ συμπαθὴς πάλαι, τὸν τεταρταῖον φίλον Λάζαρον.

Rich and unmerciful, I have despised my mind; ⁄ cast out in wretchedness it lies with faith ⁄ before the gates of Your commandments, O Lord and Lover of man. ⁄ But in Your tender mercy and compassion, raise it up ⁄ as once in tender love You raised up Your friend Lazarus ⁄ who was already four days dead. [OCA]

Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Glory to You, our God, glory to You.

Πάντες μεμαθήκαμεν παραβολὴν τὴν τοῦ Δεσπότου, πάντες οὖν πιστοὶ μισήσωμεν τοῦ Πλουσίου τὸ ἄσπλαγχνον, ἵνα τῆς κολάσεως ἐκφύγωμεν καὶ ἐν κόλποις τοῦ Ἀβραάμ ἀεὶ χορεύσωμεν.

We have all learned the meaning of this parable from the Lord. ⁄ Let us all, then, hate the rich man's lack of compassion, ⁄ that we may escape punishment and rejoice forever with Abraham. [OCA]

Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

Σὲ τὴν τὸν ἀόρατον Θεὸν βαστάσασαν ἀγκάλαις, τὸν ἐν οὐρανοῖς ὑμνούμενον ὑπό πάσης τῆς Κτίσεως, καὶ διὰ σοῦ ἡμῖν δωρούμενον καὶ πάντοτε σωτηρίαν, ἐν πίστει μεγαλύνομεν.

You carried in your arms the invisible God, ⁄ Who is praised in the heavens by all creation. ⁄ At all times He grants us salvation through you ⁄ and we magnify you in faith! [OCA]

Ode 9: Triodion: Canon-2

Ode 9: Triodion: Canon-2

Κανὼν τῆς Ὁσίας.

Canon for the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Μὴ ἐποδύρου μου Μῆτερ.

Mode pl. 2. N/M (Weep not for Me.)

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Ῥᾷον ὑπέφερες Μῆτερ τῆς ἐρήμου τὸν πόνον ῥυθμιζομένη κραταιᾷ δυνάμει τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ῥυπαροὺς λογισμούς· ἐπερχομένους καὶ γάρ, ῥείθροις θείων δακρύων ἐσβέννυες σεμνή, Ἀσκητῶν ἡ ἀκρότης Ὁσίων καύχημα.

Mother, strengthened by the might of Christ, ⁄ you more easily endured your sufferings in the wilderness. ⁄ With streams of God-given tears ⁄ you quenched the impure thoughts that came to you, ⁄ greatest of ascetics and glory of the saints! [OCA]

Ὁσία τοῦ Θεοῦ, πρέσβευε ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν.

Devout Saint of God, intercede for us

Φαεινοτάταις ἀκτῖσι, καταυγάζει σε μόνη, ἡ φῶς τεκοῦσα τὸν Χριστόν, Παρθένος καὶ ἁγνή, φοβερὸν τοῖς ἐχθροῖς σὲ καθιστῶσα σεμνή· φανερὰν δὲ τοῖς πᾶσι Μαρία δεικνύει σε, Ἀσκητῶν ὡραιότης, Ὁσίων ἔρεισμα.

The pure Virgin, the only Mother of Christ the Light, ⁄ shone upon you with rays of surpassing brightness, ⁄ making you terrible to the enemy, ⁄ and revealing you to us, honored Mary, ⁄ as the beauty of ascetics and pillar of the saints. [OCA]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Καταλιποῦσα ἐμφρόνως, τὰ ἐπίγεια πάντα, κατοικητήριον σεπτὸν τοῦ Πνεύματος ὤφθης· κοσμικῶν οὖν δεινῶν ἀπολυτρώσασθαι, καθικέτευε μόνον Χριστὸν τὸν λυτρωτήν, τοὺς πιστῶς ἐκτελοῦντας, τὴν θείαν μνήμην σου.

You wisely forsook all the things of this earth, ⁄ and became a hallowed dwelling-place of the Spirit. ⁄ Pray to Christ, our only Deliverer, ⁄ that we who celebrate your holy memory with faith ⁄ may be set free from the perils of this world! [OCA]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Νόμους τῆς φύσεως Κόρη ὑπὲρ φύσιν λαθοῦσα, νέον, Παιδίον ἐπὶ γῆς, ἐκύησας ἁγνὴ νομοδότην ὄντα καὶ παλαιὸν ἡμερῶν νοητὲ Οὐρανέ, τοῦ τῶν πάντων Ποιητοῦ· διὸ πίστει καὶ πόθῳ, σὲ μακαρίζομεν.

In a manner surpassing nature, pure Maiden, ⁄ you escaped the laws of nature, ⁄ bringing forth on earth a newborn Child, ⁄ Who is the Giver of the Law and the Ancient of Days. ⁄ Therefore, spiritual heaven of the Creator of all, ⁄ with faith and love we call you blessed. [OCA]

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

Magnificat: Mode of Katavasia

ᾨδὴ θʹ.

Ode ix.

Μεγαλυνάριον. Ἦχος δʹ.

The Magnificat. 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

ᾨδὴ 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

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Ἅγιος Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν. (δίς)

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

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

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

Ὅτι ἅγιός ἐστι.

For He is holy.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐξαποστειλάριον.

Exaposteilarion.

Τὸ Αʹ Ἑωθινόν.

The First Eothinon.

Ἦχος βʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode 2. Automelon.

Τοῖς Μαθηταῖς συνέλθωμεν, ἐν ὄρει Γαλιλαίας, πίστει Χριστὸν θεάσασθαι, λέγοντα ἐξουσίαν, λαβεῖν τῶν ἄνω καὶ κάτω, μάθωμεν πῶς διδάσκει, βαπτίζειν εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Πατρός, ἔθνη πάντα, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ ἁγίου Πνεύματος, καὶ συνεῖναι, τοῖς Μύσταις ὡς ὑπέσχετο, ἕως τῆς συντελείας.

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

Τῆς Ὁσίας.

For the Devout Woman.

Ἐξαποστειλάριον. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Exaposteilarion. From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ οὐρανὸν τοῖς ἄστροις.

Mode 3. Having embellished heaven.

Ὑπόδειγμα μετανοίας, σὲ ἔχοντες πανοσία Μαρία Χριστὸν δυσώπει, ἐν τῷ καιρῷ τῆς Νηστείας, τοῦτο ἡμῖν δωρηθῆναι, ὅπως ἐν πίστει καὶ πόθῳ, σὲ ᾄσμασιν εὐφημῶμεν.

We have you as an example * of true repentance, O devout Mary. * To Christ pray intently * that in this season of the Fast * we be granted to praise you * in songs with faith and longing. [SD]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἦχος γʹ. Ὁ οὐρανὸν τοῖς ἄστροις.

Mode 3. Having embellished heaven.

Ὁ γλυκασμὸς τῶν Ἀγγέλων, τῶν θλιβομένων ἡ χαρά, Χριστιανῶν ἡ προστάτις, Παρθένε Μήτηρ Κυρίου, ἀντιλαβοῦ μου καὶ ῥῦσαι, τῶν αἰωνίων βασάνων.

O sweetness of the Angels, * O joy of those in affliction, * and the protectress of Christians, * O Virgin Mother of the Lord, * come to my aid and redeem me * from the eternal torments. [SD]

Οἱ Αἶνοι. Ἦχος δʹ.

Lauds. Mode 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Καυχήσονται ὅσιοι ἐν δόξῃ καὶ ἀγαλλιάσονται ἐπὶ τῶν κοιτῶν αὐτῶν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   

   

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional Stichera.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

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

Ὁ σταυρὸν ὑπομείνας καὶ θάνατον, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, παντοδύναμε Κύριε, δοξάζομέν σου τὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

You endured crucifixion and death, O Lord, and resurrected from the dead. O Almighty One, we glorify Your resurrection. [SD]

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

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

Ἐν τῷ σταυρῷ σου Χριστέ, τῆς ἀρχαίας κατάρας ἠλευθέρωσας ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἐν τῷ θανάτῳ σου, τὸν τὴν φύσιν ἡμῶν τυραννήσαντα, διάβολον κατήργησας, ἐν δὲ τῇ Ἐγέρσει σου, χαρᾶς τὰ πάντα ἐπλήρωσας· διὸ βοῶμέν σοι, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

O Christ, by means of Your Cross, You have set us free from the ancient curse; and by means of Your death, You have neutralized the devil who tyrannized our nature; and by Your rising, You filled all things with joy. Therefore we shout to You, who rose from the dead, "Glory to You, O Lord." [SD]

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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]

Τῷ σῷ Σταυρῷ Χριστὲ Σωτήρ, ὁδήγησον ἡμᾶς ἐπὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου, καὶ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς, τῶν παγίδων τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, ἀνάστησον ἡμᾶς πεσόντας τῇ ἁμαρτίᾳ, ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρά σου, φιλάνθρωπε Κύριε, τῇ πρεσβείᾳ τῶν Ἁγίων σου.

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, direct us to Your truth, O Christ our Savior; and deliver us from the snares of the foe. You who rose from the dead, raise us who are fallen because of sin, extending Your hand, O Lord who loves humanity, at the intercession of Your holy ones. [SD]

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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]

Τῶν πατρικῶν σου κόλπων, μὴ χωρισθεὶς μονογενὲς Λόγε τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἦλθες ἐπὶ γῆς διὰ φιλανθρωπίαν, ἄνθρωπος γενόμενος ἀτρέπτως, καὶ Σταυρὸν καὶ θάνατον ὑπέμεινας σαρκί, ὁ ἀπαθὴς τῇ Θεότητι, ἀναστὰς δὲ ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀθανασίαν παρέσχες τῷ γένει τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὡς μόνος παντοδύναμος.

Only-begotten Logos of God, while departing not from the Father's bosom, You came to earth for love of humanity, immutably becoming human; and You physically endured the Cross and death, although impassible in divinity. Having risen from the dead, You granted the human race immortality, as the only almighty One. [SD]

Στιχηρά. Τῆς Ὁσίας.

Stichera. For the Devout Woman.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Ὅλην ἀποθέμενοι.

Mode pl. 2. When the saints deposited.

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]

Σὲ μὲν διεκώλυε, τῆς τῶν σεπτῶν ἐποπτείας, μολυσμῶν τῶν πρότερον, τὸ ἐπισυρόμενον μιαντήριον, ἡ δὲ σὴ αἴσθησις, καὶ τῶν σοὶ θεόφρον, πεπραγμένων ἡ συνείδησις, τὴν πρὸς τὰ κρείττονα, σοὶ ἐπιστροφὴν ἐνειργάσατο· εἰκόνι γὰρ προσβλέψασα, τῆς εὐλογημένης Θεόπαιδος, πάντων καταγνοῦσα, πταισμάτων σου πανεύφημε τῶν πρίν, ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ τὸ τίμιον, Ξύλον προσεκύνησας.

Your prolonged polluted state * with all your prior defilements * like a wall prevented you * from beholding the august holy sites of Christ. * Then your mind went to God, * when a prick of conscience * and awareness of what you had done * had their effect on you, * to a higher lifestyle converting you. * For gazing at the icon of * ever-blessed Mary the Maid of God, * you condemned your every * transgression in the past, all-lauded one, * and then with confidence you adored * the all-precious Cross of Christ. [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]

Σὲ μὲν διεκώλυε, τῆς τῶν σεπτῶν ἐποπτείας, μολυσμῶν τῶν πρότερον, τὸ ἐπισυρόμενον μιαντήριον, ἡ δὲ σὴ αἴσθησις, καὶ τῶν σοὶ θεόφρον, πεπραγμένων ἡ συνείδησις, τὴν πρὸς τὰ κρείττονα, σοὶ ἐπιστροφὴν ἐνειργάσατο· εἰκόνι γὰρ προσβλέψασα, τῆς εὐλογημένης Θεόπαιδος, πάντων καταγνοῦσα, πταισμάτων σου πανεύφημε τῶν πρίν, ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ τὸ τίμιον, Ξύλον προσεκύνησας.

Your prolonged polluted state * with all your prior defilements * like a wall prevented you * from beholding the august holy sites of Christ. * Then your mind went to God, * when a prick of conscience * and awareness of what you had done * had their effect on you, * to a higher lifestyle converting you. * For gazing at the icon of * ever-blessed Mary the Maid of God, * you condemned your every * transgression in the past, all-lauded one, * and then with confidence you adored * the all-precious Cross of Christ. [SD]

Στίχ. Ὑπομένων ὑπέμεινα τὸν Κύριον, καὶ προσέσχε μοι, καὶ εἰσήκουσε τῆς δεήσεώς μου.

Verse: I waited patiently for the Lord, and He heeded me; and He heard my supplication. [SAAS]

Τόπους προσκυνήσασα, περιχαρῶς τοὺς ἁγίους, ἀρετῆς ἐφόδιον, σωτηριωδέστατον ἔνθεν εἴληφας, καὶ φαιδρῶς ἔδραμες, τὴν καλὴν πορείαν, καὶ τὸ ῥεῖθρον ἐκπεράσασα, τὸ Ἰορδάνειον, τὸ τοῦ Βαπτιστοῦ ἐνδιαίτημα, προθύμως κατεσκήνωσας, καὶ τὴν τῶν παθῶν ἀγριότητα· διὰ πολιτείας, ἡμέρωσας λεπτύνασα σαρκός, δι' ἐγκρατείας ἀείμνηστε, Μῆτερ τὰ οἰδήματα.

After you had worshiped in * the Holy Lands with rejoicing, * therein also you received * the salvific means for your * road to excellence. * And you ran earnestly * the fine way of virtue. * Having crossed the Jordan River's stream, * unhesitatingly * you began your residence in the place * where John the Baptist lived before. * And by your ascetical way of life * you subdued the passions' * ferociousness with confidence, O Saint, * and carnal throbbings you minimized, * Mother ever-memorable. [SD]

Στίχ. Καὶ ἔστησεν ἐπὶ πέτραν τοὺς πόδας μου καὶ κατηύθυνε τὰ διαβήματά μου.

Verse: And He established my feet on a rock and kept straight my steps. [SAAS]

Ἔρημον οἰκήσασα, τῶν σῶν παθῶν τὰς εἰκόνας, εὐσεβῶς ἀπειλήψας, τὸ θεοειδέστατον ἐξεικόνισμα, ἐν ψυχῇ γράψασα, ἀρετῶν ἰδέαις, καὶ τοσοῦτον ὑπερέλαμψας, ὡς καὶ τοῖς ὕδασι, κούφως ἐπιβαίνειν τοῖς ἴχνεσι, καὶ γῆθεν ὑπεραίρεσθαι, ἐν ταῖς πρὸς Θεόν σου ἐντεύξεσι, καὶ νῦν παῤῥησίᾳ, πανένδοξε Μαρία τῷ Χριστῷ, παρισταμένη δυσώπησον, ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Dwelling in the wilderness, * you blotted out every image * of the passions from your soul, * having in their place instead * printed on your soul * the sublime Godlike form * of the holy virtues. * And you shone forth to such an extent * that you were able to * fly across the waters, O blessed one, * and levitate above the ground * when you raised your hands up to God in prayer. * Now, O blessed Mother * all-glorious Saint Mary, as you stand * before the Master with confidence, * importunely pray for us. [SD]

Δόξα. Τοῦ Τριωδίου.

Glory. From the Triodion.

Τοῦ Τριωδίου - - -

From Triodion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Οὐκ ἔστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τοῦ Θεοῦ βρῶσις καὶ πόσις ἀλλὰ δικαιοσύνη καὶ ἄσκησις, σὺν ἁγιασμῷ· ὅθεν οὐδὲ πλούσιοι εἰσελεύσονται ἐν αὐτῇ, ἀλλʹ ὅσοι τοὺς θησαυρούς αὐτῶν ἐν χερσὶ πενήτων ἀποτίθενται. Ταῦτα καὶ Δαυῒδ ὁ Προφήτης διδάσκει λέγων· Δίκαιος ἀνὴρ ὁ ἐλεῶν ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν, ὁ κατατρυφῶν τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ τῷ φωτὶ περιπατῶν ὃς οὐ μὴ προσκόψῃ, ταῦτα δὲ πάντα, πρὸς νουθεσίαν ἡμῶν γέγραπται ὅπως νηστεύοντες, χρηστότητα ποιήσωμεν, καὶ δῴη ἡμῖν Κύριος ἀντὶ τῶν ἐπιγείων τὰ ἐπουράνια.

The Kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and ascetic practice and holiness; therefore rich men will never enter it, but only those who place their treasures into the hands of the needy. This is what David the Prophet teaches when he says, "Righteous is the man, who is merciful day in and out, who delights in the Lord. He walks in the light; he will not stumble." All of this was written for our edification, that, while fasting, we do acts of kindness; and the Lord will give us, instead of earthly gifts, the things of heaven. [SD]

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Καὶ νῦν. Θεοτοκίον.

Both now. Theotokion.

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

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

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

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

Μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῆς Δοξολογίας λέγομεν Τροπάριον Ἀναστάσιμον.

After the Doxology, sing the following Resurrectional Troparion.

Ἦχος δʹ. (ἢ τῆς ἑβδομάδος.)

Mode 4. (or the Mode of the week)

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

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

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

Litanies, End, no Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

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

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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

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

Litanies and Dismissal

Litanies and Dismissal

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

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

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

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

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

Ἔτι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

Let us complete our morning prayer to the Lord.

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Κύριε, ἐλέησον.)

(Lord, have mercy.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Παράσχου, Κύριε.)

(Grant this, O Lord.)

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

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

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

Peace be with all.

(Καὶ τῷ πνεύματί σου.)

(And with your spirit.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.

Let us bow our heads to the Lord.

(Σοί, Κύριε.)

(To You, O Lord.)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (χαμηλοφώνως)

PRIEST (in a low voice)

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

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

(Ἀμήν.)

(Amen.)

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Σοφία.

Wisdom.

(Εὐλόγησον.)

(Father, bless!)

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

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

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

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

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ἀμήν.

Amen.

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

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

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

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

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ἐκ γʹ) Εὐλόγησον.

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

Dismissal

Dismissal

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

PRIEST

Ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, δυνάμει τοῦ τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιοῦ Σταυροῦ, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις τοῦ τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου, Προδρόμου καὶ βαπτιστοῦ Ἰωάννου, 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, τῆς Ὁσίας Μητρὸς ἡμῶν Μαρίας τῆς Αἰγυπτίας, ἧς καὶ τὴν μνήμην ἐπιτελοῦμεν, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ σώσαι ἡμᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

May He who rose from the dead, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, 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, our devout Mother Mary of Egypt, 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.)