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Λειτουργία Ἁγίου Χρυσοστόμου

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Ὀκτώηχος - Ἦχος βαρύς.

Octoechos - Grave Mode.

Τῇ Κυριακῇ Πρωΐ

On Sunday Morning

Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΙΕʹ ΑΥΓΟΥΣΤΟΥ

Menaion - August 15

Μνήμη τῆς Κοιμήσεως τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου

Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos

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ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΟΜΟΥ

LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Unless otherwise indicated, the texts of the prayers and hymns of the Divine Liturgy are from: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (© 2016), used with permission from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This text was produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Antiphon I. Mode 2. Psalms 99, 47, 75.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀλαλάξατε τῷ Κυρίῳ πᾶσα ἡ γῆ.

Verse 1: Shout aloud to the Lord, all the earth. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Ἐξομολογεῖσθε αὐτῷ, αἰνεῖτε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

Verse 2: Give thanks to Him; praise His name. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. γʹ. Ἐν πόλει Κυρίου τῶν δυνάμεων, ἐν πόλει τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν.

Verse 3: In the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Στίχ. δʹ. Ἐγενήθη ἐν εἰρήνῃ ὁ τόπος αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὸ κατοικητήριον αὐτοῦ ἐν Σιών.

Verse 4: His place was made in peace and His dwelling in Zion. [SAAS]

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν.

Glory. Both now.

Ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς Θεοτόκου, Σῶτερ, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Βʹ. Ἦχος βʹ.

Antiphon II. Mode 2. Psalms 86, 47, 45.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀγαπᾷ Κύριος τὰς πύλας Σιών, ὑπὲρ πάντα τὰ σκηνώματα Ἰακώβ.

Verse 1: The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, risen from the dead. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. βʹ. Δεδοξασμένα ἐλαλήθη περὶ σοῦ ἡ πόλις τοῦ Θεοῦ.

Verse 2: Glorious things were said concerning you, O city of God. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, risen from the dead. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. γʹ. Ὁ Θεὸς ἐθεμελίωσεν αὐτὴν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

Verse 3: God established her forever. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, risen from the dead. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Στίχ. δʹ. Ἡγίασε τὸ σκήνωμα αὐτοῦ ὁ Ὕψιστος.

Verse 4: The Most High sanctified His tabernacle. [SAAS]

Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Save us, O Son of God, risen from the dead. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. [HC]

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

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen. [HC]

Ὁ Μονογενὴς Υἱὸς καὶ Λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἀθάνατος ὑπάρχων καὶ καταδεξάμενος διὰ τὴν ἡμετέραν σωτηρίαν σαρκωθῆναι ἐκ τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, ἀτρέπτως ἐνανθρωπήσας, σταυρωθείς τε, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, εἷς ὢν τῆς Ἁγίας Τριάδος, συνδοξαζόμενος τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Only begotten Son and Logos of God, being immortal, You condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, You were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us. [GOA]

   

   

Ἀντίφωνον Γʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Antiphon III. Mode 1. Psalms 107, 115.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἑτοίμη ἡ καρδία μου, ὁ Θεός, ἑτοίμη ἡ καρδία μου.

Verse 1: My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready. [SAAS]

Στίχ. βʹ. Τί ἀνταποδώσω τῷ Κυρίῳ περὶ πάντων, ὧν ἀνταπέδωκέ μοι;

Verse 2: What shall I give back to the Lord for all He rendered to me? [SAAS]

Στίχ. γʹ. Ποτήριον σωτηρίου λήψομαι, καὶ τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου ἐπικαλέσομαι.

Verse 3: I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. [SAAS]

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Ἦχος αʹ.

Apolytikion. Mode 1.

Ἐν τῇ Γεννήσει, τὴν παρθενίαν ἐφύλαξας. Ἐν τῇ Κοιμήσει, τὸν κόσμον οὐ κατέλιπες Θεοτόκε. Μετέστης πρὸς τὴν ζωήν, Μήτηρ ὑπάρχουσα τῆς ζωῆς, καὶ ταῖς πρεσβείαις ταῖς σαῖς λυτρουμένη, ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

You gave birth yet preserved your virginity. You fell asleep in death yet did not desert the world, O Theotokos. You were transported to life, as you are Mother of Life and, by virtue of your intercessions, deliver our souls from death. [SD]

   

   

Ἤ, ἀντὶ τῶν Ἀντιφώνων, κατὰ τὸ τυπικόν, ψάλλονται τὰ Τυπικὰ καὶ οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

An optional alternative to the Antiphons are the Typika (Psalms 102 and 145), and the Beatitudes with the appointed troparia, which are provided here.

Ψαλμὸς 102.

Psalm 102.

Ψαλμὸς 145.

Psalm 145.

   

   

Οἱ Μακαρισμοί.

The Beatitudes.

Ἦχος βαρύς.

Grave Mode.

Ἀναστάσιμα.

Resurrectional.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου μνήσθητι ἡμῶν Κύριε, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου. Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

In Your kingdom. Remember us, O Lord, when You come in Your kingdom. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [RSV]

Ὡραῖος ἦν καὶ καλὸς εἰς βρῶσιν, ὁ ἐμὲ θανατώσας καρπός· Χριστός ἐστι τὸ ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς, ἐξ οὗ φαγὼν οὐ θνῄσκω, ἀλλὰ βοῶ σὺν τῷ λῃστῇ· Μνήσθητί μου Κύριε, ἐν τῇ Βασιλείᾳ σου.

The fruit that killed me of old was good for food and beautiful to contemplate. But Christ is the very tree of life, from which I eat and die not. And echoing the Robber's words, I cry out, "Remember me in Your kingdom, O Lord." [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ πενθοῦντες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. [RSV]

Ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ ὑψωθεὶς οἰκτίρμον, τοῦ Ἀδὰμ τὸ χειρόγραφον, τῆς πάλαι ἁμαρτίας ἐξήλειψας, καὶ ἔσωσας ἐκ πλάνης, ἄπαν τὸ γένος τῶν βροτῶν· ὅθεν ἀνυμνοῦμέν σε, εὐεργέτα Κύριε.

When You, O merciful Lord, were lifted on the Cross, You cancelled and erased the bond and record of the primal sin of Adam, and You saved us, the human race, from all deceit. Therefore we extol You, our Benefactor and Lord. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ πρᾳεῖς, ὅτι αὐτοὶ κληρονομήσουσι τὴν γῆν.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. [RSV]

Προσήλωσας ἐν Σταυρῷ Οἰκτίρμον, τὰς ἡμῶν ἁμαρτίας Χριστέ, καὶ τῷ σῷ θανάτῳ, τὸν θάνατον ἐνέκρωσας, ἐγείρας τοὺς τεθνεῶτας ἐκ νεκρῶν· ὅθεν προσκυνοῦμέν σου, τὴν σεπτὴν Ἀνάστασιν.

You nailed our sins to the Cross, O Master all-compassionate Lord Jesus Christ; and You put death to death by Your death and also resurrected from the dead those who had died. Therefore we all worship You and Your resurrection, O God. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες καὶ διψῶντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην, ὅτι αὐτοὶ χορτασθήσονται.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. [RSV]

Θεοτοκίον.

Theotokion.

Ἐκύησας τὸν Υἱὸν καὶ Λόγον τοῦ Πατρός, ἐν σαρκὶ ἐπὶ γῆς, ὡς οἶδε Θεοτόκε ὁ αὐτός· διὸ Παρθενομῆτορ, οἱ θεωθέντες διὰ σοῦ· Χαῖρέ σοι κραυγάζομεν, τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἡ ἐλπίς.

On earth you carried and bore the Father's Son and Logos, when He became flesh, as He knew how, all-holy Theotokos. Therefore, Virgin Mother, we who are deified through you, cry aloud, saluting you: Hope of Christians all, rejoice! [SD]

Κανὼν Αʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 1 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ γʹ. Ἦχος αʹ. Ἡ δημιουργική.

Ode iii. Mode 1. O Wisdom of our God.

Μακάριοι οἱ ἐλεήμονες, ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. [RSV]

Γυναῖκά σε θνητήν, ἀλλ' ὑπερφυῶς καὶ Μητέρα, Θεοῦ εἰδότες Πανάμωμε, οἱ κλεινοὶ Ἀπόστολοι, πεφρικυίαις ἥπτοντο χερσί, δόξῃ ἀπαστράπτουσαν, ὡς θεοδόχον σκῆνος θεώμενοι.

The glorious Apostles knew you to be a mortal woman, * and yet past nature the Mother of * God as well, O blameless one. * With hands atremble fearfully they touched * you whom they beheld to shine * with glory as the body that hosted God. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ καθαροὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ, ὅτι αὐτοὶ τὸν Θεὸν ὄψονται.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. [RSV]

Γυναῖκά σε θνητήν, ἀλλ' ὑπερφυῶς καὶ Μητέρα, Θεοῦ εἰδότες Πανάμωμε, οἱ κλεινοὶ Ἀπόστολοι, πεφρικυίαις ἥπτοντο χερσί, δόξῃ ἀπαστράπτουσαν, ὡς θεοδόχον σκῆνος θεώμενοι.

The glorious Apostles knew you to be a mortal woman, * and yet past nature the Mother of * God as well, O blameless one. * With hands atremble fearfully they touched * you whom they beheld to shine * with glory as the body that hosted God. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ εἰρηνοποιοί, ὅτι αὐτοὶ Υἱοὶ Θεοῦ κληθήσονται.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. [RSV]

Ὑπέφθασε χερσί, ταῖς ὑβριστικαῖς τοῦ αὐθάδους, τομὴν ἡ δίκη ἐπάξασα, τοῦ Θεοῦ φυλάξαντος, τὸ σέβας τῇ ἐμψύχῳ κιβωτῷ, δόξῃ τῆς Θεότητος, ἐν ᾗ ὁ Λόγος σάρξ ἐχρημάτισε.

Vengeance was quickly wreaked on the insolent hands of the audacious one, * and amputation was wrought on them, * God thereby preserving, with * the glory of the Godhead, the respect * due unto the living Ark, * the Virgin's body wherein the Word became flesh. [SD]

Μακάριοι οἱ δεδιωγμένοι ἕνεκεν δικαιοσύνης, ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστιν ἡ Βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [RSV]

Ὑπέφθασε χερσί, ταῖς ὑβριστικαῖς τοῦ αὐθάδους, τομὴν ἡ δίκη ἐπάξασα, τοῦ Θεοῦ φυλάξαντος, τὸ σέβας τῇ ἐμψύχῳ κιβωτῷ, δόξῃ τῆς Θεότητος, ἐν ᾗ ὁ Λόγος σάρξ ἐχρημάτισε.

Vengeance was quickly wreaked on the insolent hands of the audacious one, * and amputation was wrought on them, * God thereby preserving, with * the glory of the Godhead, the respect * due unto the living Ark, * the Virgin's body wherein the Word became flesh. [SD]

Κανὼν Βʹ τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

Canon 2 of the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

ᾨδὴ Ϛʹ. Ἦχος δʹ. Τὴν θείαν ταύτην.

Ode vi. Mode 4. O godly-minded believers.

Μακάριοι ἐστὲ ὅταν ὀνειδίσωσιν ὑμᾶς, καὶ διώξωσι, καὶ εἴπωσι πᾶν πονηρὸν ῥῆμα καθ' ὑμῶν, ψευδόμενοι ἕνεκεν ἐμοῦ.

Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely [for my sake]. [RSV]

Ἐκ σοῦ ζωὴ ἀνατέταλκε, τὰς κλεῖς τῆς παρθενίας μὴ λύσασα· πῶς οὖν τὸ ἄχραντον, ζωαρχικόν τε σου σκήνωμα, τῆς τοῦ θανάτου πείρας γέγονε μέτοχον;

O Lady, Life had from you sprung forth * without disrupting seals of virginity. Therefore, how was it that * your spotless body, the source of life, * participated in the experience of death? [SD]

Χαίρετε καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε, ὅτι ὁ μισθὸς ὑμῶν πολὺς ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. [RSV]

Ἐκ σοῦ ζωὴ ἀνατέταλκε, τὰς κλεῖς τῆς παρθενίας μὴ λύσασα· πῶς οὖν τὸ ἄχραντον, ζωαρχικόν τε σου σκήνωμα, τῆς τοῦ θανάτου πείρας γέγονε μέτοχον;

O Lady, Life had from you sprung forth * without disrupting seals of virginity. Therefore, how was it that * your spotless body, the source of life, * participated in the experience of death? [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

Ζωῆς ὑπάρξασα τέμενος, ζωῆς τῆς ἀϊδίου τετύχηκας· διὰ θανάτου γάρ, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν μεταβέβηκας, ἡ τὴν ζωὴν τεκοῦσα τὴν ἐνυπόστατον.

Being the temple of life itself, * you therefore have obtained everlasting life, O Mother of our God. * For you have passed on to life through death, * O Lady who gave birth unto hypostatic Life. [SD]

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ζωῆς ὑπάρξασα τέμενος, ζωῆς τῆς ἀϊδίου τετύχηκας· διὰ θανάτου γάρ, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν μεταβέβηκας, ἡ τὴν ζωὴν τεκοῦσα τὴν ἐνυπόστατον.

Being the temple of life itself, * you therefore have obtained everlasting life, O Mother of our God. * For you have passed on to life through death, * O Lady who gave birth unto hypostatic Life. [SD]

   

   

Εἰσοδικόν. Ἦχος βʹ.

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ. Σῶσον ἡμᾶς Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ψάλλοντάς σοι, Ἀλληλούϊα.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, risen from the dead. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

   

Ὕμνοι μετὰ τὴν Μικρὰν Εἴσοδον

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

Τῆς Ὀκτωήχου - - -

From Octoechos - - -

Ἀπολυτίκιον Ἀναστάσιμον.

Resurrectional Apolytikion.

Ἦχος βαρύς.

Grave Mode.

Κατέλυσας τῷ Σταυρῷ σου τὸν θάνατον, ἠνέῳξας τῷ Λῃστῇ τὸν Παράδεισον, τῶν Μυροφόρων τὸν θρῆνον μετέβαλες, καὶ τοῖς σοῖς Ἀποστόλοις κηρύττειν ἐπέταξας· ὅτι ἀνέστης Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, παρέχων τῷ κόσμῳ τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

By means of Your Cross, O Lord, You abolished death. To the robber You opened Paradise. The lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women You transformed, and You gave Your Apostles the order to proclaim to all that You had risen, O Christ our God, and granted the world Your great mercy. [SD]

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Ἐν τῇ Γεννήσει, τὴν παρθενίαν ἐφύλαξας. Ἐν τῇ Κοιμήσει, τὸν κόσμον οὐ κατέλιπες Θεοτόκε. Μετέστης πρὸς τὴν ζωήν, Μήτηρ ὑπάρχουσα τῆς ζωῆς, καὶ ταῖς πρεσβείαις ταῖς σαῖς λυτρουμένη, ἐκ θανάτου τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

You gave birth yet preserved your virginity. You fell asleep in death yet did not desert the world, O Theotokos. You were transported to life, as you are Mother of Life and, by virtue of your intercessions, deliver our souls from death. [SD]

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Κοντάκιον.

Kontakion.

Ἦχος πλ. βʹ. Αὐτόμελον.

Mode pl. 2. Automelon.

Τὴν ἐν πρεσβείαις ἀκοίμητον Θεοτόκον, καὶ προστασίαις ἀμετάθετον ἐλπίδα, τάφος καὶ νέκρωσις οὐκ ἐκράτησεν· ὡς γὰρ ζωῆς Μητέρα, πρὸς τὴν ζωὴν μετέστησεν, ὁ μήτραν οἰκήσας ἀειπάρθενον.

The Theotokos is undying in intercession.* Immovable is our hope in her for protection. * Neither death nor burial prevailed over her. * As she is Mother of Life, she was removed to life by Him, * the Lord who lived in her ever-virgin womb. [SD]

   

   

Ο ΤΡΙΣΑΓΙΟΣ ΥΜΝΟΣ

THE TRISAGION HYMN

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

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

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.

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

   

   

Ὁ Ἀπόστολος

The Epistle

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Προκείμενον. Ἦχος γʹ. ᾨδὴ Ἐνάτη.

Prokeimenon. Mode 3. Ode ix.

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

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. [RSV]

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 low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. [RSV]

Πρὸς Φιλιππισίους Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from Paul's Letter to the Philippians.

Φλπ 2:5-11

Phil. 2:5-11

Ἀδελφοί, τοῦτο γὰρ φρονείσθω ἐν ὑμῖν ὃ καὶ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ· ὃς ἐν μορφῇ θεοῦ ὑπάρχων, οὐχ ἁρπαγμὸν ἡγήσατο τὸ εἶναι ἶσα θεῷ, ἀλλ' ἑαυτὸν ἐκένωσεν, μορφὴν δούλου λαβών, ἐν ὁμοιώματι ἀνθρώπων γενόμενος· καί σχήματι εὑρεθεὶς ὡς ἄνθρωπος, ἐταπείνωσεν ἑαυτόν, γενόμενος ὑπήκοος μέχρι θανάτου, θανάτου δὲ σταυροῦ. Διὸ καὶ ὁ θεὸς αὐτὸν ὑπερύψωσεν, καὶ ἐχαρίσατο αὐτῷ ὄνομα τὸ ὑπὲρ πᾶν ὄνομα· ἵνα ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι Ἰησοῦ πᾶν γόνυ κάμψῃ ἐπουρανίων καὶ ἐπιγείων καὶ καταχθονίων, καὶ πᾶσα γλῶσσα ἐξομολογήσηται ὅτι κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν θεοῦ πατρός.

Brethren, have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. [RSV]

   

   

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἦχος πλ. δʹ. Ψαλμὸς 131.

Alleluia. Mode pl. 4. Psalm 131.

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. αʹ. Ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε, εἰς τὴν ἀνάπαυσίν σου, σὺ καὶ ἡ κιβωτὸς τοῦ ἁγιάσματός σου.

Verse 1: Arise, O Lord, into Your rest, You and the ark of Your holiness. [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Στίχ. βʹ. Ὤμοσε Κύριος τῷ Δαυῒδ ἀλήθειαν καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀθετήσει αὐτήν· Ἐκ καρποῦ τῆς κοιλίας σου θήσομαι ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου σου.

Verse 2: The Lord swore to David this truth, and He shall not reject it, "I shall set upon your throne one from the fruit of your loins." [SAAS]

Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα. Ἀλληλούϊα.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον

The Gospel

Τῆς Ἑορτῆς.

For the Feast.

Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

Λου ιʹ 38-42, ιαʹ 27-28

Lk. 10:38-42; 11:27-28

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, εἰσῆλθεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς κώμην τινά· γυνὴ δέ τις ὀνόματι Μάρθα ὑπεδέξατο αὐτὸν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς. Kαὶ τῇδε ἦν ἀδελφὴ καλουμένη Μαρία, ἣ καὶ παρακαθίσασα παρὰ τοὺς πόδας τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ἤκουε τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ. Ἡ δὲ Μάρθα περιεσπᾶτο περὶ πολλὴν διακονίαν· ἐπιστᾶσα δὲ εἶπε· Κύριε, οὐ μέλει σοι ὅτι ἡ ἀδελφή μου μόνην με κατέλιπε διακονεῖν; εἰπὲ οὖν αὐτῇ ἵνα μοι συναντιλάβηται. Ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῇ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Μάρθα Μάρθα, μεριμνᾷς καὶ τυρβάζῃ περὶ πολλά· ἑνὸς δέ ἐστι χρεία· Μαρία δὲ τὴν ἀγαθὴν μερίδα ἐξελέξατο, ἥτις οὐκ ἀφαιρεθήσεται ἀπ᾿ αὐτῆς. Ἐγένετο δὲ ἐν τῷ λέγειν αὐτὸν ταῦτα ἐπάρασά τις γυνὴ φωνὴν ἐκ τοῦ ὄχλου εἶπεν αὐτῷ· μακαρία ἡ κοιλία ἡ βαστάσασά σε καὶ μαστοὶ οὓς ἐθήλασας. αὐτὸς δὲ εἶπε· μενοῦνγε μακάριοι οἱ ἀκούοντες τὸν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ φυλάσσοντες αὐτόν.

At that time, Jesus entered a village; and a woman called Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve you alone? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; one thing is needful. Mary has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her." As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!" But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" [RSV]

   

   

Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Θεοτόκον.

Hymn to the Theotokos.

ᾨδὴ θʹ. Ὁ Εἱρμός.

Ode ix. Heirmos.

Ἦχος αʹ.

Mode 1.

Αἱ γενεαὶ πᾶσαι, μακαρίζομέν σε, τὴν μόνην Θεοτόκον.

Now all generations call you blessed, O only Theotokos. [SD]

Νενίκηνται τῆς φύσεως οἱ ὅροι, ἐν σοὶ Παρθένε ἄχραντε, παρθενεύει γὰρ τόκος, καὶ ζωὴν προμνηστεύεται θάνατος. Ἡ μετὰ τόκον Παρθένος, καὶ μετὰ θάνατον ζῶσα, σῴζοις ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τὴν κληρονομίαν σου.

In you the laws of nature are defeated,* O undefiled Virgin pure. * In virginity childbirth was accomplished, and death introduces life. * You, after bearing, are virgin, and after dying are living. * Mother of God, * ever save your inheritance. [SD]

   

   

Κοινωνικόν. Ψαλμὸς 115.

Communion Hymn. Psalm 115.

Ποτήριον σωτηρίου λήψομαι καὶ τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου ἐπικαλέσομαι. Ἀλληλούϊα.

I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. Alleluia. [SAAS]

Δείξε Ἐκλογήν.

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Ἐκλογὴ εἰς τὴν Κοίμησιν τῆς Θεοτόκου

Selected Psalm Verses for the Dormition of the Theotokos

1. Ἀλαλάξατε τῷ Θεῷ, πᾶσα ἡ γῆ, ᾄσατε καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε καὶ ψάλατε. (97:4)

1. Shout aloud to God, all the earth; sing and greatly rejoice, and sing psalms. (97:4) [SAAS]

2. Ἀλαλάξατε ἐνώπιον τοῦ Βασιλέως Κυρίου. (97:6)

2. Shout aloud before the Lord our King. (97:6) [SAAS]

3. Ἐν πόλει Κυρίου τῶν δυνάμεων, ἐν πόλει τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν. (47:9)

3. In the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God. (47:9) [SAAS]

4. Δεδοξασμένα ἐλαλήθη περὶ σοῦ, ἡ πόλις τοῦ Θεοῦ. (86:3)

4. Glorious things were said concerning you, O city of God. (86:3) [SAAS]

5. Ἐγενήθη ἐν εἰρήνῃ ὁ τόπος αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὸ κατοικητήριον αὐτοῦ ἐν Σιών. (75:3)

5. His place was made in peace, and His dwelling in Zion. (75:3) [SAAS]

6. Ὁ Θεὸς ἐθεμελίωσεν αὐτὴν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. (47:9)

6. God established her forever. (47:9) [SAAS]

7. Ὁ Θεὸς ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῆς, καὶ οὐ σαλευθήσεται. (45:6)

7. God is in her midst; she shall not be shaken. (45:6) [SAAS]

8. Ἡγίασε τὸ σκήνωμα αὐτοῦ ὁ Ὕψιστος. (45:5)

8. The Most High sanctified His tabernacle. (45:5) [SAAS]

9. Ἁγιωσύνη καὶ μεγαλοπρέπεια ἐν τῷ ἁγιάσματι αὐτοῦ. (95:6)

9. Holiness and majesty are in His holy place. (95:6) [SAAS]

10. Ὄρος Σιὼν τοῦτο, ὃ κατεσκήνωσας ἐν αὐτῷ. (73:2)

10. This Mount Zion, where You encamped. (73:2) [SAAS]

11. Ποτήριον σωτηρίου λήψομαι, καὶ τὸ ὄνομα Κυρίου ἐπικαλέσομαι (115:4)

11. I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. (115:4) [SAAS]

12. Ἐν εἰρήνῃ ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ κοιμηθήσομαι καὶ ὑπνώσω. (4:9)

12. I will both sleep and rest in peace. (4:9) [SAAS]

13. Ἐπίστρεψον, ψυχή μου, εἰς τὴν ἀνάπαυσίν σου. (114:7)

13. Return, O my soul, to your rest. (114:7) [SAAS]

14. Αἰσχυνθήτωσαν καὶ ἀποστραφήτωσαν εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, πάντες οἱ μισοῦντες Σιών. (128:5)

14. Let all who hate Zion be shamed and turned back. (128:5) [SAAS]

15. Σὺ ἔπλασάς με, καὶ ἔθηκας ἐπ' ἐμὲ τὴν χεῖρά σου. (138:5)

15. You fashioned me, and placed Your hands on me. (138:5) [SAAS]

16. Ἐκράτησας τῆς χειρὸς τῆς δεξιᾶς μου, καὶ μετὰ δόξης προσελάβου με. (72:23)

16. You hold fast my right hand; and with glory You take hold of me. (72:23) [SAAS]

17. Κύριε, εἰς χεῖράς σου παραθήσομαι τὸ πνεῦμά μου. (30:6)

17. O Lord, into Your hands I shall entrust my spirit (30:6) [SAAS]

18. Διελεύσομαι ἐν τόπῳ σκηνῆς θαυμαστῆς, ἕως τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ Θεοῦ. (41:5)

18. I shall enter the place of the wondrous tabernacle, even the house of God. (41:5) [SAAS]

19. Ἐν φωνῇ ἀγαλλιάσεως, καὶ ἐξομολογήσεως ἤχου ἑορτάζοντος. (41:5)

19. To celebrate a festival, with a voice of great joy and praise. (41:5) [SAAS]

20. Πληρώσεις με εὐφροσύνης, μετὰ τοῦ προσώπου σου. (15:11)

20. You will fill me with gladness in Your presence. (15:11) [SAAS]

21. Χορτασθήσομαι ἐν τῷ ὀφθῆναί μοι τὴν δόξαν σου. (16:15)

21. I shall be satisfied when Your glory is revealed. (16:15) [SAAS]

22. Ἐξηγέρθην, καὶ ἔτι εἰμὶ μετὰ σοῦ. (138:18)

22. I awakened, and I am still with You. (138:18) [SAAS]

23. Αὕτη ἡ ἀλλοίωσις τῆς δεξιᾶς τοῦ Ὑψίστου. (76:11)

23. This change is by the right hand of the Most High. (76:11) [SAAS]

24. Κύκλῳ αὐτοῦ ἡ σκηνὴ αὐτοῦ. (17:12)

24. His tabernacle was around Him. (17:12) [SAAS]

25. Μνησθήσομαι τοῦ ὀνόματός σου, ἐν πάσῃ γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. (44:18)

25. I will remember your name from generation to generation. (44:18) [SAAS]

26. Ἀνάστηθι, Κύριε, εἰς τὴν ἀνάπαυσίν σου, σὺ καὶ ἡ κιβωτὸς τοῦ ἁγιάσματός σου. (131:8)

26. Arise, O Lord, into Your rest, You and the ark of Your holiness. (131:8) [SAAS]

27. Ἅγιος ὁ ναός σου, θαυμαστὸς ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ. (64:5)

27. Holy is Your temple, wondrous in righteousness. (64:5) [SAAS]

28. Τῷ οἴκῳ σου πρέπει ἁγίασμα, Κύριε, εἰς μακρότητα ἡμερῶν. (92:5)

28. Holiness is proper to Your house, O Lord, unto length of days. (92:5) [SAAS]

Κρύψε Ἐκλογήν.

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Ὕμνος μετὰ τὴν Θ. Κοινωνίαν.

Hymn after Holy Communion.

Ἦχος βʹ.

Mode 2.

Εἴδομεν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, ἐλάβομεν Πνεῦμα ἐπουράνιον, εὓρομεν πίστιν ἀληθῆ, ἀδιαίρετον Τριάδα προσκυνοῦντες· αὕτη γὰρ ἡμᾶς ἔσωσεν.

We have seen the true light; we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshiping the undivided Trinity, for the Trinity has saved us. [GOA]

   

   

ΑΠΟΛΥΣΙΣ

THE DISMISSAL

Ὁ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, Χριστὸς ὁ ἀληθινὸς Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτοῦ Μητρός, ἧς καὶ τὴν Κοίμησιν ἑορτάζομεν· 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, 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, whose Dormition we celebrate, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

   

   

Κανόνας Νηστείας

Fasting Rule

Κατάλυσις εἰς πάντα.

Fast Free: All foods allowed.