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Μηναῖον - Τῌ ΚΔʹ ΣΕΠΤΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ

Menaion - September 24

Μνήμη τῆς Ἁγίας Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ Ἰσαποστόλου Θέκλης.

Memory of the Holy Great Martyr Thecla, the Equal to the Apostles.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου

Menaion Supplement

Ἡ Σύναξις τῆς Ὑπεραγίας Θεοτόκου τῆς "Μυρτιδιωτίσσης"

The Synaxis in Honor of the Most Holy Theotokos, our Lady of the Myrtles

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ΟΡΘΡΟΣ

MATINS

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἦχος γʹ.

Mode 3.

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.

Δόξα. Τῆς Ἁγίας.

Glory. For the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Θείας πίστεως.

Mode 3. Your confession.

Θείου κήρυκος διδασκαλίας, πόθῳ κτίστου σου ἀναφλεχθεῖσα, τῶν γεηρῶν ὡς ῥεόντων ἠλόγησας· καὶ σεαυτὴν ἱερὸν καλλιέργημα, τῷ Θεῷ δοῦσα ποινῶν κατετόλμησας. Θέκλα ἔνδοξε, Παύλου τοῦ θείου συνέκδημε, τὸν σὸν Νυμφίον Χριστὸν ἱκέτευε, δωρήσασθαι ἡμῖν τὸ μέγα ἔλεος.

All aflame with love for your Creator, * from the teachings of the sacred preacher, * you disregarded as fleeting all things mundane. * And being bold in the face of the penalties, * you gave yourself as a beautiful gift to God. * Thecla, glorious companion of the Apostle Paul, * we pray you entreat your Bridegroom, Christ, * and ask Him to grant us His great mercy. [SD]

Δόξα. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Repeat.

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Both now. For the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Λαοὶ νῦν κροτήσωμεν, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας πιστῶς, καὶ ἄσωμεν ἄσμασι, τῇ Θεομήτορι, ἐν πόθῳ κραυγάζοντες· Χαῖρε ἡ προστασία πάντων τῶν δεομένων· χαῖρε ἡ σωτηρία τῶν τιμώντων σε πόθῳ· χαῖρε ἡ τῷ παραλύτῳ τὴν ἴασιν βραβεύσασα.

O come, all you people, and let us in faith clap our hands * and sing sacred songs to her who is the Mother of God, * and longingly cry aloud: * "Rejoice, O protection of all those who entreat you; * rejoice, the salvation of those who honor you with longing; * rejoice, O Lady who restored * the paralyzed man to health." [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.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Κατεπλάγη Ἰωσήφ.

Mode 4. Joseph marveled.

Ἀνατέταλκεν ἰδοῦ, σήμερον ἔαρ νοητόν, ἐν εὐσήμῳ ἑορτῇ, τῆς Θεοτόκου καὶ τερπνῶς, εὐωδιάζει τὴν Νῆσον τῶν Κυθηραίων· χάριν ἐφαπλοῖ, τὴν οὐράνιον, πᾶσι τοῖς φαιδρῶς ἑορτάζουσι, καὶ τὴν αὐτῆς Εἰκόνα προσκυνοῦσι, τὴν σεβασμίαν καὶ μέλπουσι· Παρθένεν χαῖρε, τῶν Κυθηραίων, δόξα τεῖχος καὶ σκέπη.

Behold, noetic spring * has brightly dawned on us today, * on the venerable feast * of the Mother of God, * and it delightfully perfumes the Island of Kythira. * It spreads heavenly grace over the populace * and all those who attend and gaily celebrate * and all who venerate her highly-honored * all-holy Icon and sing to her: * "Rejoice, O Virgin, our wall and shelter * and the Kytherians' glory." [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Ἀνατέταλκεν ἰδοῦ, σήμερον ἔαρ νοητόν, ἐν εὐσήμῳ ἑορτῇ, τῆς Θεοτόκου καὶ τερπνῶς, εὐωδιάζει τὴν Νῆσον τῶν Κυθηραίων· χάριν ἐφαπλοῖ, τὴν οὐράνιον, πᾶσι τοῖς φαιδρῶς ἑορτάζουσι, καὶ τὴν αὐτῆς Εἰκόνα προσκυνοῦσι, τὴν σεβασμίαν καὶ μέλπουσι· Παρθένεν χαῖρε, τῶν Κυθηραίων, δόξα τεῖχος καὶ σκέπη.

Behold, noetic spring * has brightly dawned on us today, * on the venerable feast * of the Mother of God, * and it delightfully perfumes the Island of Kythira. * It spreads heavenly grace over the populace * and all those who attend and gaily celebrate * and all who venerate her highly-honored * all-holy Icon and sing to her: * "Rejoice, O Virgin, our wall and shelter * and the Kytherians' glory." [SD]

Κάθισμα Βʹ.

Kathisma II.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Τὴν ὡραιότητα.

Mode 3. Seeing how beautiful.

Σήμερον ἅπασα, Νῆσος ἀγάλλεται, τῇ πανηγύρει σου, Θεοχαρίτωτε, καὶ ἐν κυμβάλοις ψαλμικοῖς, βοᾶ σοι εὐφραινομένη· Χαῖρε ἡ ἀπόπληκτον, θαυμαστῶς θεραπεύσασα· χαῖρε ἡ τοῖς κάμνουσι, δωρουμένη τὴν ἴασιν· Κυθήρων χαῖρε δόξα καὶ κλέος· χαῖρε ἡ κεχαριτωμένη.

Today the Island all exults with jubilance * at this your festival, O Lady graced by God, * and with the cymbals from the Psalms it cries out to you rejoicing: * Rejoice, you who wondrously * cured the man who was paralyzed; * rejoice, you who freely give * health to those who are suffering; * rejoice, the pride and glory of Kytherians; * Rejoice, O Maiden full of grace. [SD]

Δόξα· καὶ νῦν. Τὸ αὐτό.

Glory. Both now. Repeat.

Σήμερον ἅπασα, Νῆσος ἀγάλλεται, τῇ πανηγύρει σου, Θεοχαρίτωτε, καὶ ἐν κυμβάλοις ψαλμικοῖς, βοᾶ σοι εὐφραινομένη· Χαῖρε ἡ ἀπόπληκτον, θαυμαστῶς θεραπεύσασα· χαῖρε ἡ τοῖς κάμνουσι, δωρουμένη τὴν ἴασιν· Κυθήρων χαῖρε δόξα καὶ κλέος· χαῖρε ἡ κεχαριτωμένη.

Today the Island all exults with jubilance * at this your festival, O Lady graced by God, * and with the cymbals from the Psalms it cries out to you rejoicing: * Rejoice, you who wondrously * cured the man who was paralyzed; * rejoice, you who freely give * health to those who are suffering; * rejoice, the pride and glory of Kytherians; * Rejoice, O Maiden full of grace. [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 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. )

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Ἀντίφωνον Αʹ.

Antiphon I.

Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

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

Since my youth have many passions waged war against me. O my Savior, nonetheless help me and save me. (2) [SD]

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

You, the haters of Zion, be put to shame by the Lord, for like thatch in fire you will be completely dried up. (2) [SD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

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]

Καὶ νῦν.

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]

Προκείμενον. Ψαλμὸς 44.

Prokeimenon. Psalm 44.

Μνησθήσομαι τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ἐν πάσῃ γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. (δίς)

I will remember your name from generation to generation. (2)

Στίχ. Ἐξηρεύξατο ἡ καρδία μου λόγον ἀγαθόν, λέγω ἐγὼ τὰ ἔργα μου τῷ βασιλεῖ.

Verse: My heart overflowed with a good word; I tell my works to the King.

Μνησθήσομαι τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ἐν πάσῃ γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ.

I will remember your name from generation to generation. [SAAS]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Εὐαγγελίου.

It is appropriate for the congregation to stand for the reading of Gospel.

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 Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

DEACON

Πρόσχωμεν.

Let us be attentive.

( Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι. )

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

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ (ἀπὸ τῆς Ὡραίας πύλης)

PRIEST (from the gate)

Λου αʹ 39-49, 56

Lk. 1:39-49, 56

Ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις ἀναστᾶσα Μαριὰμ ἐπορεύθη εἰς τὴν ὀρεινὴν μετὰ σπουδῆς εἰς πόλιν Ἰούδα, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον Ζαχαρίου καὶ ἠσπάσατο τὴν Ἐλισάβετ. καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἤκουσεν ἡ Ἐλισάβετ τὸν ἀσπασμὸν τῆς Μαρίας, ἐσκίρτησεν τὸ βρέφος ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ αὐτῆς· καὶ ἐπλήσθη Πνεύματος ἁγίου ἡ Ἐλισάβετ καὶ ἀνεφώνησε φωνῇ μεγάλῃ καὶ εἶπεν· Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξί καὶ εὐλογημένος ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου. καὶ πόθεν μοι τοῦτο ἵνα ἔλθῃ ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ Κυρίου μου πρὸς μέ; ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὡς ἐγένετο ἡ φωνὴ τοῦ ἀσπασμοῦ σου εἰς τὰ ὦτά μου, ἐσκίρτησεν τὸ βρέφος ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ μου. καὶ μακαρία ἡ πιστεύσασα ὅτι ἔσται τελείωσις τοῖς λελαλημένοις αὐτῇ παρὰ Κυρίου. Καὶ εἶπε Μαριάμ· Μεγαλύνει ἡ ψυχή μου τὸν Κύριον καὶ ἠγαλλίασε τὸ πνεῦμά μου ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ τῷ σωτῆρί μου, ὅτι ἐπέβλεψεν ἐπὶ τὴν ταπείνωσιν τῆς δούλης αὐτοῦ. ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν μακαριοῦσί με πᾶσαι αἱ γενεαί. ὅτι ἐποίησέ μοι μεγάλα ὁ δυνατός καὶ ἅγιον τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, Ἔμεινε δὲ Μαριὰμ σὺν αὐτῇ ὡσεὶ μῆνας τρεῖς καὶ ὑπέστρεψεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς.

In those days, Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name." And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home. [RSV]

( Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι. )

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Ψαλμὸς Nʹ (50).

Psalm 50 (51).

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

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

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

ΧΟΡΟΣ

CHOIR

Δόξα. Ἦχος βʹ.

Glory. Mode 2.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Καὶ νῦν.

Both now.

Ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου πρεσβείαις, Ἐλεῆμον, ἐξάλειψον τὰ πλήθη τῶν ἐμῶν ἐγκλημάτων.

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

Σήμερον ἡ Οἰκουμένη πᾶσα, ταῖς τῆς Θεοτόκου αὐγάζετε ἁκτῖσι, καὶ τῶν Κυθηραίων ἡ Νῆσος, τοῖς ἄνθεσι ὡραϊζομένη, μυρσίνης ἀναμέλπει· Παρθένε Ἁγνή, Ὀρθοδόξων τὸ καύχημα, μὴ διαλείπῃς πρεσβεύειν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν πρὸς τὸν Κύριον.

Today, the whole wide world is shined on by the rays of the Theotokos; and the Island of Kythira, beautified with myrtle blossoms, sends up a song: "O pure Virgin, the pride and joy of the Orthodox, cease not to make intercession for us to the Lord." [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 Ἁγίας Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ Ἰσαποστόλου Θέκλης, ἧς τῆς θαυμαστῆς ἐν Μυρτιδίοις τῶν Κυθήρων εὑρέσεως τῆς ἱερᾶς καὶ σεβασμίας Εἰκόνος τὴν ἀνάμνησιν ποιούμεθα, 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, the holy Great Martyr Thecla, the Equal to the Apostles, the finding of whose holy icon "Our Lady of the Myrtles" we commemorate, 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. )

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

READER

Κοντάκον τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Kontakion for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος γʹ. Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον.

Mode 3. On this day.

Ὡς λαμπρὸν διάδημα, καὶ θεοδώρητον στέφος, τὴν σεπτὴν Εἰκόνα Σου, τῶν Κυθηραίων ἡ Νήσος, κέκτηται τὴν ἐν μυρσίναις φανερωθεῖσαν Δέσποινα Θεοχαρίτωτε καί συμφώνως, Σοὶ τὸν ὕμνον ἀναμέλπει· Παρθένε χαῖρε πάντων ἡμῶν ἡ χαρά.

Now the Isle of Kythira * is in possession of your Icon * which was wondrously revealed * within the myrtles, all-holy Virgin. * It is like a splendid crown that has been given * by the Lord, through you, O Lady full of divine grace. * We extol you and salute you, together singing: * Rejoice, the joy of us all. [SD]

Ὁ Οἶκος.

Oikos.

Πειρωμένῳ μοι νῦν διηγήσασθαι / Τά κλεινά Σου Παρθένε τεράστια, / Οὐρανόθεν σοφίαν κατάπεμψον / Ἡ ἀσόφους ἐνθέως σοφίζουσα / Καὶ πηγὴ τῆς σοφίας ὑπάρχουσα, / Καὶ σαφῶς ἐν ἀνοίξει του στόματος / Χάριν λόγου παράσχου μοι Δέσποινα, / Ὅπως ἄσω ἐν ὕμνοις γηθόμενος / Τῆς σεπτῆς Σου Εἰκόνος τὴν εὕρεσιν, / Ἥν εὐνοίας ὡς δεῖγμα δεδώρησαι / Κυθηραίων τῇ Νήσῳ Θεόνυμφε. / Καὶ παράσχου ἐξ ὕψους μοι δύναμιν / Παραλύτου ὑμνεῖν τὴν ἀνόρθωσιν, / Ἀποπλήκτου τὴν ἄῤῥητον ἴασιν, / Ναυτικῶν ἐν κινδύνοις διάσωσιν, / Κεραυνῶν καὶ πυρὸς τὴν κατάσβεσιν, / Λοιμικῶν νοσημάτων ἀπέλασιν, / Πειρατῶν προσβολῶν τὴν ἀπόκρουσιν, / Ἀνομβρίας αὐχμοῦ τὴν κατάπαυσιν, / Ἀνιάτως νοσούντων τὴν ἴασιν. / Καὶ τὸ πλῆθος ἑτέρων θαυμάτων Σου, / Δι' ὧν σκέπη, Προστάτις καὶ Πρόμαχος, / Πολιοῦχος στεῤῥὰ καὶ Προπύργιον, / Εὐεργέτις καὶ Μήτηρ φιλόστοργος / Κυθηραίων Λαοῦ ἀναδέδειξαι. / Ὅθεν πίστει καὶ πόθῳ τὴν ἄπειρον / Ἀνυμνῶν πρὸς ἡμᾶς εὐσπλαγχνίαν Σου, / Ἐν ψυχῆς κατανύξει κραυγάζω Σοι. / Παρθένε χαῖρε, πάντων ἡμῶν ἡ χαρά.

Send me wisdom from heaven, as I try to tell of your many renowned deeds, as the one who makes the foolish wise by divine inspiration and are a spring of wisdom. And clearly grant me the gift of words as I open my mouth, so that, rejoicing, I may sing in hymns the finding of your sacred icon, which you were well-pleased to give as a gift to the island of Kythera, O Bride of God. And grant me strength from on high to hymn the straightening of the paralytic, the inexpressible healing of the unconscious one, the salvation of the sailors in dangers, the putting out of the thunderbolts and fire, the removal of pestilent diseases, the stopping of the arrows of the pirates, the cessation of rainless drought, the healing of those suffering from incurable diseases and all your other miracles, through which you are shown to be shelter, protection and champion, firm protector and fortification of the city, benefactor and loving mother of the people of Kythera. Therefore hymning your compassion for us with faith and boundless yearning, with contrition of soul I cry to you, O Virgin: Rejoice, the joy of us all. [VPA]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν ἀνάγνωσιν τοῦ Συναξαρίου.

It is appropriate for the congregation to stand for the reading of the Synaxarion.

Συναξάριον

Synaxarion

Τοῦ Μηναίου.

From the Menaion.

Τῇ ΚΔʹ τοῦ αὐτοῦ μηνός μνήμη τῆς ἁγίας Μεγαλομάρτυρος καὶ Ἰσαποστόλυ Θέκλης.

On September 24, we commemorate the holy Great Martyr Thecla, Peer of the Apostles.

Τῇ αὐτῇ ἡμέρᾳ μνήμη τοῦ ὁσίου Πατρὸς ἡμῶν Κόπριος.

On this day we also commemorate our devout Father Cooper.

Μνήμη τοῦ γεγονότος θαύματος παρὰ τῆς Θεομήτορος ἐν τῇ νήσῳ Κυθήρων, ἔνθα ἡ ἐν τοῖς μυρτιδίοις εὑρεθεῖσα εἰκὼν τῆς Θεοτόκου ἤγειρε τὸν παράλυτον.

We remember the great miracle of the Mother of God on the island of Kythira, where the icon of the Theotokos was found in a myrtlebush and healed a paralytic.

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

By the intercessions of Your Saints, O God, have mercy on 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]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Θʹ Ὠδήν.

It is appropriate for the congregation to stand for the singing of Ode ix.

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

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

Ἐξαποστειλάριον. Τῆς Ἁγίας.

Exaposteilarion. For the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

From Menaion - - -

Ἦχος βʹ. Γυναῖκες ἀκουτίσθητε.

Mode 2. O Women, hearken.

Ῥωσθεῖσα καλλιπάρθενε, ταῖς θείαις εἰσηγήσεσι, τοῦ θεοκήρυκος Παύλου, φθαρτὸν μνηστῆρα παρεῖδες, καὶ τούτῳ ἠκολούθησας, Πρωτομάρτυς πολύαθλε, ὦ Θέκλα ἰσαπόστολε· διὸ καὶ νίκης τὸ στέφος παρὰ Χριστοῦ ἐκομίσω.

Fair Virgin, being strengthened by * the holy admonitions of * St. Paul the God-ordained preacher, * you followed him, disregarding * your suitor as corruptible, O Thecla, you who suffered much, * O Protomartyr, Apostles' peer; * and therefore you were awarded * the victory crown by Christ God. [SD]

Τῆς Θεοτόκου.

For the Theotokos.

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Ἦχος γʹ. Ἀπόστολοι ἐκ περάτων.

Mode 3. Apostles, you have assembled.

Φωτί σου λαμπρυνομένη, τῶν Κυθηραίων ἡ Νῆσος, καὶ τὴν λαμπρὰν ἑορτήν σου, πανηγυρίζουσα πόθῳ, Παρθένε χαῖρε Μαρία, ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ βοᾷ σοι.

O Lady, your light illumines * the people of Kythira Island, * who are observing your festive * celebration with longing, * and cry to you with rejoicing: * Rejoice, holy Virgin Mary. [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]

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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.

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Στιχηρὰ τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Stichera for the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ὡς γενναῖον ἐν Μάρτυσι.

Mode 4. To a brave one.

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]

Ἀσματόπλοκον στέφανον, τῇ Παρθένῳ προσοίσωμεν, Κυθηραῖοι σήμερον ἀγαλλόμενοι, ταύτης φαιδρῶς ἑορτάζοντες, Εἰκόνος τὴν εὕρεσιν, ἣν κειμήλιον σεπτόν, κεκτημένοι βοήσωμεν, ἀναμέλποντες· Τοὺς τιμῶντάς σε σῶζε Κυθηραίους, ταῖς ἁγίαις σου πρεσβείαις, θεοχαρίτωτε Δέσποινα.

With rejoicing, O you who dwell * on the Island of Kythira, * let us bring the Virgin a wreath of songs today, * as we all cheerfully celebrate * the Icon's discovery, * having now acquired it * as a heavenly treasure, and * let us sing to her: * Save Kytherians honoring you, Lady, by your holy intercession, * O Maiden full of the grace of God. [SD]

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]

Ἀδοξίας τῆς πρότερον, ἐλυτρώσω τὴν Νῆσόν σου, καὶ εἰς δόξαν ἔνθεον ἀνεβίβασας, ταύτῃ τὴν θείαν Εἰκόνα σου, λαμπρῶς φανερώσασα, ἐξ εὐόσμων μυρσινῶν, καὶ θαυμάτων ταῖς λάμψεσι, καταυγάζουσα, Κυθηραίους προστάτιν σε εἰδότας, καὶ φαιδρῶς σε ἀνυμνοῦντας, θεοχαρίτωτε Δέσποινα.

You delivered your Island from * past disgrace and obscurity, * and to godly glory you elevated it, * when you dramatically showed it your * divine Icon, which was found * among fragrant myrtle shrubs. * With the light of your miracles * you illuminate * the Kytherians who have your protection, and who gaily now extol you, * O Lady full of the grace of God. [SD]

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]

Παραλύτῳ ἀνόρθωσιν, ἀποπλήκτῳ τὴν ἴασιν, θαυμαστῶς ἐβράβευσας τῇ Εἰκόνι σου· Νήσου μακρὰν ἀπεδίωξας, λοιμὸν τὸν πανώλεθρον, καὶ βουλὰς τῶν πειρατῶν, ὡς ἀράχνην διέλυσας, εὐτεκνίαν τε, γυναιξὶ στειρευούσαις ἐδωρήσω, καὶ νοσοῦσι τὴν ὑγείαν, θεοχαρίτωτε Δέσποινα.

Through your Icon you wondrously * cured the man who had had a stroke; * and you raised the other who had been paralyzed. * And from the Island you drove away * the very destructive plague, * and you frustrated the plans * of the pirates like spider webs; * the ability * to bear children you gave to barren women; on the sick you have bestowed health, * O Lady full of the grace of God. [SD]

Τῆς Ἁγίας.

For the Holy Woman.

Τοῦ Μηναίου - - -

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Ἰδιόμελον Αʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Idiomelon 1. Mode 1.

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]

Ἀθλητικὸν στάδιον σήμερον πρόκειται· λαοὶ χορεύσωμεν, καὶ τὰ ἐν αὐτῷ τελούμενα, παράδοξα πράγματα κατοπτεύσωμεν· ἄσπιλος γὰρ ἀμνάς, πρόκειται σφαγῇ, ὑπὲρ τοῦ σφαγιασθέντος Χριστοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν, ἡ καλλιπάρθενος Θέκλα καὶ Θεόνυμφος· διὸ Τριάδος τῇ πίστει, τὴν τῶν τυράννων κατήργησεν ἀθεότητα· καὶ σύν, Ἀγγέλοις χορεύουσα, τῷ Σωτῆρι πρεσβεύει, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Today let us imagine the stadium of Martyrs. Come, all people, and let us cheer as we watch the extraordinary feats that are accomplished there. Thecla, the fair virgin and bride of God, is brought out like a spotless lamb, to be slaughtered for the sake of Christ our God who was slaughtered for us. By her faith in the Trinity, she defeated the godlessness of tyrants. As she dances now with the Angels, she intercedes with the Savior, for the salvation of our souls. [GOASD]

Ἰδιόμελον Βʹ. Ἦχος αʹ.

Idiomelon 2. Mode 1.

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]

Νυμφίον ἔχουσα ἐν οὐρανοῖς, Χριστὸν τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν, νυμφῶνος κατεφρόνησας τοῦ ἐπιγείου καὶ μνηστῆρος, Θέκλα πρώταθλε· ταῖς γὰρ μητρῴαις θωπείαις ἐμφρόνως μὴ πεισθεῖσα, Παύλῳ ἠκολούθησας, ἐπ' ὤμων ἀραμένη τὸ σημεῖον τοῦ Σταυροῦ, καὶ τὸ μὲν πῦρ οὐκ ἐνάρκησας, τῶν δὲ θηρῶν τὴν ὠμότητα, εἰς ἡμερότητα μετέβαλες, φώκας δὲ ἀπενέκρωσας, τῇ ἐν Χριστῷ καταδύσει τοῦ ἁγίου Βαπτίσματος. Ἀλλ' ἐν ἄθλοις γενναίοις διαπρέψασα, μὴ διαλίπῃς πρεσβεύουσα ἀπαύστως τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὑπὲρ τῶν πίστει τελούντων, τὴν ἀεισέβαστον μνήμην σου.

Protomartyr Thecla, you had Christ as your Bridegroom in heaven, and thus you disdained your suitor and bridal chamber on earth. Wisely you did not yield to your mother’s flattery; but instead you followed Paul, and you took up the sign of the Cross on your shoulders. You did not shrink from fire. You turned the ferocity of the wild animals into docility. And by throwing yourself into a lake for holy baptism in Christ, the aggressive seals therein were killed. We pray you, O Saint, distinguished by valorous contests, never cease continually interceding with the Lord, for all who in faith celebrate your ever-venerable memory. [GOASD]

Ἰδιόμελον Γʹ. Ἦχος δʹ.

Idiomelon 3. Mode 4.

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]

Ἀναθεῖσα σεαυτὴν παντοδυνάμῳ νεύματι, κρατυνομένη ὡς πρώταθλος τοῦ Χριστοῦ, καὶ τὴν γεώδη καταλείψασα στοργήν, ἀνεδέξω τὴν λαμπάδα τῆς αἰωνίου ζωῆς, ὄλβιος ὑπάρξασα θάλαμος, εἰς ὂν αἱ τῶν θηλειῶν ἀγέλαι προσαναπαύονται, εἴσοδον εὑράμεναι τῆς αἰωνίου ζωῆς, μεθ' ὧν ἱκέτευε Ἀπόστολε Θέκλα, ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

You gave yourself over to the almighty will. Confirmed as champion of Christ, and renouncing earthly love, you received the lamp of eternal life. You are like a blessed chamber, where hosts of women who have found the entrance to eternal life, find comfort. Together with them, O Apostle Thecla, earnestly pray for our souls. [GOASD]

Δόξα.

Glory.

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Ἦχος δʹ.

Mode 4.

Τὴν σὴν ὑπὲρ ἄνθρωπον ἄθλησιν, Πρωτομάρτυς Χριστοῦ, οὐκ ἀνθρώπων μόνον ἐθαύμασαν τὰ γένη, ἀλλὰ καὶ θῆρες τεθήπασιν ἄγριοι· αἱ φλόγες, οὐ φλόγες ἐλογίσθησάν σοι καλλιπάρθενε Θέκλα, διὰ τὸν σὸν νυμφίον Χριστόν· γέγηθας γὰρ δι' αὐτὸν πάσχουσα, καὶ κόσμου χωριζομένη, ἵνα τῆς ἐπουρανίου τύχῃς μακαριότητος, ἐν παῤῥησίᾳ πρεσβεύουσα, ὑπὲρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

O Protomartyr of Christ, not only did people marvel at your superhuman feats, but even wild animals were amazed. The flames of fire were reckoned as not flames, O fair virgin Thecla, because of Christ your Bridegroom; for you were happy to suffered for Him. You divorced yourself from the world so that you might obtain the blessedness of heaven. And now with confidence you intercede on behalf of our souls. [GOASD]

Καὶ νῦν. Τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Both now. For the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος πλ. αʹ.

Mode pl. 1.

Ἐν εὐσήμῳ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς ἐνδόξου Σου Μνήμης, Κεχαριτωμένη Θεόνυμφε, κυθηραῖοι ἅπαντες οἵ τε ἐν τῇ Νήσῳ καὶ οἱ πόῤῥῳ αὐτῆς διατρίβοντες, ἐν τῷ πανσέπτῳ τῶν Μυρτιδίων Σου Ναῷ οἱ μὲν αἰσθητῶς, οἱ δέ νοερῶς παρίστανται· καὶ κλάδους αἴροντες μυρσινῶν πανευόσμων, τῆς Τιμίας Εἰκόνος Σου σύμβολα, ταύτην τε μετ’ εὐλαβείας κυκλοῦντες, ἐν ἀγαλλιάσει ψυχῆς ἀναμέλπουσι· Χαῖρε ἡ ὡς ἀετὸς χρυσοπτέρυξ ἡμᾶς ὑπὸ τὰς πτέρυγάς Σου ἐπισυνάγουσα καὶ περιθάλπουσα· Χαῖρε ἡ τὴν σεπτήν Σου Εἰκόνα ὡς Οὐράνιον ὄλβον ἡμῖν δωρησαμένη, καὶ δι’ αὐτῆς τὰς δωρεάς Σου ἡμῖν ἀεννάως προχέουσα· Χαῖρε ἡ πληθὺν ἰαμάτων καὶ τῶν θαυμάτων ἡμῖν, ὑπερφυῶς ἐπομβρίζουσα, καὶ τοὺς θερμῶς Σε φωνοῦντας παντὸς κινδύνου ἐξαίρουσα. Ἀλλ’ ὦ Πανύμνητε Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, Κυθηραίων ἡ δόξα, ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν τὸν ἐκ Σοῦ γεννηθέντα ἱκέτευε, ὅπως δωρήσηται ἡμῖν ἱλασμὸν τῶν πταισμάτων, καὶ Βασιλείαν τὴν Οὐράνιον.

O Bride of God, Lady full of grace, on this special day of your glorious memory, all the people of Kythira, those on the Island as well as those who are far away, are present in your Church of the Myrtles, the former physically and the latter in spirit. And waving fragrant myrtle branches, those symbols of your holy Icon, they reverently surround it, and in soulful exultation, they sing to you and salute you: "Rejoice, O Lady, who like a golden eagle gather us and care for us under your golden wings. Rejoice, O Lady, who gave us your holy Icon as heavenly treasure, and through it continually grant your gifts to us. Rejoice, O Lady, who profusely shower us with an abundance of cures and miracles, and who deliver from danger all who call upon you." And now, all-lauded Virgin Theotokos, the glory of the people of Kythira, please entreat your Son on our behalf, that He grant us forgiveness of sins and the Kingdom of Heaven. [SD]

Ὁ λαὸς ἵσταται διὰ τὴν Μ. Δοξολογίαν.

It is appropriate for the congregation to stand for the Great Doxology.

Ἡ Μεγάλη Δοξολογία

Great Doxology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

Εὐλογητὸς εἶ Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.

Continue Your mercy to those who know You.

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

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

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.

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

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

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

Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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

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

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Τῆς Θεοτόκου.

Apolytikion. For the Theotokos.

Συμπλήρωμα Μηναίου - - -

Menaion Supplement - - -

Ἦχος δʹ. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.

Mode 4. Come quickly.

Λαοὶ νῦν κροτήσωμεν, δεῦτε τὰς χεῖρας πιστῶς, καὶ ἄσωμεν ἄσμασι, τῇ Θεομήτορι, ἐν πόθῳ κραυγάζοντες· Χαῖρε ἡ προστασία πάντων τῶν δεομένων· χαῖρε ἡ σωτηρία τῶν τιμώντων σε πόθῳ· χαῖρε ἡ τῷ παραλύτῳ τὴν ἴασιν βραβεύσασα.

O come, all you people, and let us in faith clap our hands * and sing sacred songs to her who is the Mother of God, * and longingly cry aloud: * "Rejoice, O protection of all those who entreat you; * rejoice, the salvation of those who honor you with longing; * rejoice, O Lady who restored * the paralyzed man to health." [SD]