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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria

& All Africa


Archdiocese of Good Hope

By the Grace of God


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BY
MARGUERITE PAIZIS
ARCHONDISSA & TEACHER BY DIVINE GRACE
GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA & ALL AFRICA
ARCHDIOCESE OF GOOD HOPE
HOLY CHURCH OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
PORT ELIZABETH

Festal Matins Hymns

25 March
The
Annunciation

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20.

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Ke idou! Elisavet i singenis Sou ke afti


sinilifia iion en gyri aftis, ke outos
min ektos estin afti ti kaloumeni
stira.

And Behold! Thy cousin, Elizabeth, has


also conceived a son in her old age,
and this is the Sixth Month with her,
who was called barren.

Oti ouk adinatisi para to Theo pan


rima.

For with God


impossible!

Ipe

Mary said:

de Marian: Idou i douli Kyriou!


Genito mi kata to Rima Sou!

nothing

shall

be

Behold! The Handmaiden


of the Lord!
Be it unto me
according to Thy Will!

And the Angel departed from Her.

Ke apilthen ap aftis O Angelos.


THE HYMN
(AFTER

THE

CONSECRA

TO THE THEOTOKOS
TION- INSTEAD OF THE AXION ESTIN)

Evangelizou

gi Haran megalin, enite


Ourani Theou tin Doxan.

O Earth:

Os

empsiho Theo Kivoto, psaveto


midamos hir amiiton, kili de Piston ti
Theotoko Asigitos, fonin tou Angelou

Now

anamelponta, en agalliasi voato: 


Here! Keharitomen! O Kyrios meta
Sou!

announce the Good tiding of


Great Joy! You Heavens: praise the
Glory of God!

let no uninitiated hand approach


or touch the Living Ark of God.
Rather let the lips of the Faithful
sing out unceasingly in exaltation
the Angelic Salutation to the
Theotokos, crying: Hail! O Thou
who art Full of Grace! The Lord is
with Thee!

THE COMMUNION HYMN - PSALM 131/132

Exelexato

Kyrios tin Zion, iretisato aftin


is katikian eafto.

Allelouia! (3)

The

Lord has chosen Zion;


Her for His Dwelling.

He chose

Alleluia!
AFTER COMMUNION HYMNS

Plirothito

to stoma imon eneseos Kyrie,


opos animnisomen tin Doxan Sou, oti
ixiosas imas ton Agion Sou metashin
mystirion. Tirison imas en to So
Agiasmo, olin tin imeran meletontas
tin Dikeosinin Sou.

Allilouia! (3)

2.

THE ANNUNCIATION MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS & READINGS 25 MARCH

Let our mouth be filled with Thy Praise,


O Lord, that we may sing of Thy
Glory. Thou has made us worthy to
partake of Thy Holy Mysteries. Keep
us in Thy Holiness, that all day long
we
may
meditate
upon
Thy
Righteousness.

Alleluia! (3)

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19

En

O gar peponthen aftos pirasthis,


diate tis pirazomenis voithise.

For

in that He Himself has Suffered


being tempted He is able to Aid
those who are tempted.

THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING


THE ANNUNCIA

TION

OF

OUR

En tes imeres, ekines sinelaven Elisavet i In


gyni Aftou, ke periekriven eaftin
minas pente, legousa: Oti outo mi
pepiiken O Kyrios en imeres es epiden
afelin to onidos mou en anthropis!

En de to mini to ekto apestali O Angelos In


Gavriil ipo tou Theou is polin tis
Galileas, i onoma Nazaret, pros
Parthenon memnistevmenin andri, O
onoma Iosif, ex Ikou David.

TO ST LUKE 1 : 24
LORD JESUS CHRIST

those days, Zachariahs wife,


Elizabeth, conceived, and hid herself
for five months, saying: Thus has
the Lord dealt with me in the days
wherein He looked upon me, to take
away my reproach among mankind!
the Sixth Month, the Angel, Gabriel,
was sent from God to a city of
Galilee, named Nazareth, to a Virgin
who was espoused to a man whose
name was Joseph, of the House of
David.
said:
Hail! O Thou who art Full of Grace!
The Lord is with Thee! Blessed art
Thou among women!

I de idousa kietarahthi epi to logo aftou, When She saw him, She was troubled at
ke dielogizeto potapos ii O aspasmos
outos.

Ke

ipen O Angelos Afti: Mi fovou,


Mariam! Evres gar Harin para to
Theo.

his words, and cast about in Her


mind as to what manner of
Salutation this should be.

Outos Este megas, ke Iios Ipsistou


klithisete.

He shall be great, and shall be called


the Son of the Most High.

Ke

And the Lord God shall give to Him the


Throne of His Father, David.

Ke

Vasilefsi epi ton Ikon Iakov is tous


eonas, ke tis Vasilias Aftou ouk este
Telos!

And He shall reign over the House of


Jacob forever; and of His Kingdom,
there shall be no end!

Ipe

de Mariam pros ton Angelon: Pos


este mi touto, epi andra ou ginosko?

Mary said to the Angel: How shall this

Ke

apokrithis O Angelos ipen Afti:


Pnevma Agion epelefsete epi Se ke
Dyamis Ipsistou episkiasi Si.

And

18.

TO

PSALM 117 /118


GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

epefanen imin.
erhomenos en

1:
Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti
Agathos, oti is ton eona to Eleos
Aftou!

STIHOS

Theos

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

epefanen imin.
ergomenos en

Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me, ke


to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.

STIHOS 2:

Theos

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

epefanen imin.
ergomenos en

Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti


thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.

STIHOS 3:

Theos

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

epefanen imin.
ergomenos en

The Holy One Who shall be Born of


Thee, shall be called the Son of God.

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us. Blessed is He Who comes in the


Name of the Lord!

Give thanks to the Lord, for He


is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

VERSE 1:

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Name of the Lord!

All the nations surrounded me,


but in the Name of the Lord I drove
them back.

VERSE 2:

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Name of the Lord!

This is the Lords doing, and it


is marvellous in our eyes.

VERSE 3:

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Name of the Lord!

Simeron tis Sotirias imon to kefaleon, ke Today


to ap eonos Mystiriou i fanerosis. O
Iios tou Theou, Iios tis Parthenou
ginete,
ke
Gavriil
tin
Harin
evangelizete. Dio Sin afto ti Theotoko
Voisomen. Here, Keharitomeni! O
Kyrios meta Sou!

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

is the summary of our


Salvation, and the Revelation of the
age-old Mystery. For the Son of God
becomes the Son of the Virgin, and
Gabriel announces the Good News
of Grace. Therefore, let us join him,
and cry aloud to the Theotokos:
Hail, O Full of Grace! The Lord is
with Thee!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

Simeron tis Sotirias imon to kefaleon, ke Today


to ap eonos Mystiriou i fanerosis. O
Iios tou Theou, Iios tis Parthenou
ginete,
ke
Gavriil
tin
Harin
evangelizete. Dio Sin afto ti Theotoko
Voisomen. Here, Keharitomeni! O
Kyrios meta Sou!

be, seeing that I know not any man?


the Angel answered and said to
Her: The Holy Spirit shall come
upon Thee, and the Power of the Most
High shall Overshadow Thee.

The Lord is God, and has appeared to

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ANNUNCIATION TONE 4

Angel said to Her: Fear not,


Mary, for Thou hast found Favour
with God.

And behold! Thou shalt Conceive in


Thy Womb, and bring forth a Son,
and shall call His Name Jesus.

Dio ke to gennomenon Agion klithiste


Iios Theou.

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

And the

Ke idou! Sillipsi en Gastri ke texi Iion,


ke kalesis to Onoma Aftou Iisoun.

dosi afto Kyrios O Theos ton


Thronon David tou Patros Aftou.

Theos

38

Ke to onoma tis Parthenou, Mariam.


And the Virgins name was Mary.
Ke iselthon O Angelos pros Aftin ipe: And the Angel went to Her and
Here! Keharitomeni! O Kyrios meta
Sou! Evlogimeni Si en gynexin!

PRAISE

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

is the summary of our


Salvation, and the Revelation of the
age-old Mystery. For the Son of God
becomes the Son of the Virgin, and
Gabriel announces the Good News
of Grace. Therefore, let us join him,
and cry aloud to the Theotokos:
Hail, O Full of Grace! The Lord is
with Thee!

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amin
Amen
Simeron tis Sotirias imon to kefaleon, ke Today
to ap eonos Mystiriou i fanerosis. O
Iios tou Theou, Iios tis Parthenou

is the summary of our


Salvation, and the Revelation of the
age-old Mystery. For the Son of God

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ginete,
ke
Gavriil
tin
Harin
evangelizete. Dio Sin afto ti Theotoko
Voisomen. Here, Keharitomeni! O
Kyrios meta Sou!
SMALL

becomes the Son of the Virgin, and


Gabriel announces the Good News
of Grace. Therefore, let us join him,
and cry aloud to the Theotokos:
Hail, O Full of Grace! The Lord is
LITANY
with Thee!
FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA THE ANNUNCIATION- TONE 1

Megas Stratigos, ton ailon tagmaton,


is polin Nazaret, epistas Vasilea, minii
Si Ahrante, ton eonon ke Kyrion,
Here, legon Si, Evlogimeni Maria,
akatalipton,
ke
anerminevton
Thavma, vroton i anaklisis.

Doxa

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,


ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton
eonon.

Amin
O Megas

Stratigos, ton ailon tagmaton,


is polin Nazaret, epistas Vasilea, minii
Si Ahrante, ton eonon ke Kyrion,
Here, legon Si, Evlogimeni Maria,
akatalipton,
ke
anerminevton
Thavma, vroton i anaklisis.

Great Commanding Chief of the


Bodiless Powers in Nazareth appears
and announces the Coming to Thee,
O Immaculate, of the King of Ages
and Lord, saying to Thee: Hail, O
Blessed Mary, Incomprehensible and
Inexplicable
Wonder

the
Restoration of humanity!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,


ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton
eonon.

Amen
The Great

Commanding Chief of the


Bodiless Powers in Nazareth appears
and announces the Coming to Thee,
O Immaculate, of the King of Ages
and Lord, saying to Thee: Hail, O
Blessed Mary, Incomprehensible and
Inexplicable
Wonder

the
Restoration of humanity!
all Creation joyously exults for
the Archangel came and said to
Thee: Hail! Blessed art Thou, O All
Blameless Maiden, and Undefiled
and Dignified!
And today the
insolence of the serpent is mortified.
The fetter of the Curse once laid on
our Forefather are now loosened.
And so with all the world we cry out
to Thee: Hail, O Full of Grace!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit, now and
forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen
Amin
Simeron apasa Ktisis agallete, oti to Here Today
Si foni Arhangelos, Evlogimeni Si
Semni, ke ahrante panamome.
Simeron tou ofeos, amavroute to
fragma.
Apas gar dialelite, tou
Propatoros sindesmos. Dio ke kata
panta
voomen
Si.
Here,
i
Keharitomeni!

4.

tou ap eonos Mistiriou i fanerosis; O


Ios tou Theou, Ios tis Parthenou
ginete,
ke
Gavriil
tin
Harin
evangelizete. Dio ke imis sin afto, ti
Theotoko
voisomen:
Here
Keharitomeni! O Kyrios meta Sou!

all Creation joyously exults for


the Archangel came and said to
Thee: Hail! Blessed art Thou, O All
Blameless Maiden, and Undefiled
and Dignified!
And today the
insolence of the serpent is mortified.
The fetter of the Curse once laid on
our Forefather are now loosened.
And so with all the world we cry out
to Thee: Hail, O Full of Grace!

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is the Crown of our Salvation,


and the Revelation of the Mystery
planned from Eternity: the Son of
God becomes the Virgins Son, and
Gabriel
announces
the
Grace.
Wherefore, let us along with him cry
out, to the Theotokos: Hail! O Full of
Grace! The Lord is with Thee

FESTAL PROKEIMENON THE MAGNIFICAT SONG


TONE 3

Megalini

i psihi mou ton Kyrion, ke


igalliase to pnema moue pi to theo to
Sotiri mou.

Oti

epevlepsen epi tin tapinosin tis


doulis Aftou. Idou gar, apo tou nin
Makariousi me pase e genee.

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Simeron apasa Ktisis agallete, oti to Here Today

Doxa

Simeron tis Sotirias imon to kefaleon, ke Today

The

SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA - ANNUNCIATION - TONE 3


Si foni Arhangelos, Evlogimeni Si
Semni, ke ahrante panamome.
Simeron tou ofeos, amavroute to
fragma.
Apas gar dialelite, tou
Propatoros sindesmos. Dio ke kata
panta
voomen
Si.
Here,
i
Keharitomeni!

FESTAL KONTAKION ANNUNCIATION TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

My

soul magnifies the Lord, and my


spirit rejoices in God my Saviour!

For He has regarded the Humility of His


Handmaiden.
For
behold!
Henceforth all generations shall call
me Blessed!

THE EPISTLE
C

HRIST

OUR

OF ST PAUL TO THE HEBREWS 2


SAVIOUR BECAME MAN SO THAT HE COULD
ETERNAL HIGH PRIEST

Adelphi:

Ke

O Agiazon ke i Agiazomeni ex
enos pantes - di in etian ouk
epeshinete Adelphous Aftous kalin,
legon: Apangelo to Onoma Sou tis
Adelphis Mou, en meso ekklisias
imniso Se.

Brethren:

palin:
Afto.

Ego esome pepithos ep

And

Idou! Ego k eta Pedia a mi


edoken O Theos.

And

Ke palin:

OF PRAISE

: 11 18
BE

OUR

PERFECT,

both He Who Sanctifies, and


they who are being Sanctified, are all
of One, for which reason He is not
ashamed to call them Brethren,
saying: I will declare Thy Name to
My Brethren; in the midst of the
Church will I praise Thee!

again:
Him.

I Will put My trust in

again:
Behold!
I and My
Children whom God has given Me.

Epi oun ta Pedia kekinonike Sarkos ke Therefore,


Ematos, ke Aftos paraplisios meteshe
ton afton, ina dia tou Thanatou
katargisi ton to kratos ehonta tou
Thanatou - tout esti ton diavolon
ke apallaxi tou sous, osi fovo
Thanatou dia pantos tou zin enohi
isan doulias.

Ou

gar dipou Angelon epilamvanete,


alla
spermatos
Abraam
epilamvanete.

Othen

ofile kata panta tis Adelphis


omiothine, ina eleimon genite ke
Pistos Arhierefs ta pros ton Theon is to ilaskesthe tas amarias tou Laou.

because the Children are


Partakers of Flesh and Blood, He
Himself, likewise, shared in the
same, so that through Death, He
might destroy him who had the
power of Death that is to say, the
devil and to release those who,
through the fear of Death, were all
their lifetime subject to bondage.

For indeed, He does not give aid to the


Angels, but He does give Aid to the
Seed of Abraham.

Therefore,

in all things He had to be


made like His Brethren, so that He
might become a Merciful and
Faithful High Priest in Things
pertaining to God to make
Propitiation for the sins of the
People.

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17

SECOND FESTAL ANTIPHON ANNUNCIATION TONE 2


1
Katavisete os vetos epi pokon
ke osi stagon i stazousa epi tin Gin.

STIHO S

Soson

imas Iie Theou, O D I I M A S


S A R K O T H I S psallontas Si: Allilouia!

1
He shall come down like rain
on the fleece and like raindrops
falling on Earth.

VE RSE

THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA ANNUNCIATION TONE 4

Gavriil

ex Ouranou, to Here Krazi ti


Semni.
Oti sillipsi en Gastri, ton
proeonion Theon, ton dia Logou ta
perata sistisamenon. Othen Mariam
apefthengeto. Anandros imi, ke pos
texo Iion? Asporon gonin tis eorake?
Ke erminevon elegen O Angelos, ti
Theotoko ke Partheno. Elefsete Si,
Agion Pnevma, ke Dinamis Ipsistou
Episkiasi Si.

Son of God, W H O W A S
I N C A R N A T E F O R O U R S A K E , Save
us who sing to Thee: Alleluia

STIHO S

Igase

to Skinoma Aftou O

2
The Most High Sanctified His
Tabernacle

VE RSE

Ipsotos
3 O Theos emfanos ixi, O Theos
imon ke ou parasiotisete.

VE RSE3

4
Anateli en tes imeres aftou
Dikeiosini ke plithos Irinis.

VE RSE4

STIHO S

STIHO S

Our Lord shall plainly come,


and shall not keep silent.

In His Days, Righteousness and


abundance of Peace shall flourish...

1
Este to Onoma Aftou
Evlogimenon is tous eonos.

VE RSE

His

Name shall be Blessed

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

2 Evlogitos Kyrios O Theos tou


Israil, O pion Thavmasia Monos

is the Crown of our Salvation,


and the Revelation of the Mystery
planned from Eternity: the Son of
God becomes the Virgins Son, and
Gabriel
announces
the
Grace.
Wherefore, let us along with him cry
out, to the Theotokos: Hail! O Full of
Grace! The Lord is with Thee!

Evlogimenon to Onoma Aftou


is ton Eona ke is ton eona tou eonas.

STIHO S 3

2 Blessed be the Lord the God


of Israel Who only does Wondrous
Things

Soson

Save us, O Son of God, Incarnate of the

forth from day to day the Glad


Tidings of the Salvation of our God.

Virgin, who sing to Thee: Alleluia!

FESTAL KONTAKION ANNUNCIATION


Ipermaho Stratigo ta Nikitiria, os
litrothisa ton dinon Efharisiria,
anagrafo Si i Polis Sou Theotoke. All
os ehousa to Kratos aprosmahiton, ek
pantion me kindinon eleftheroson,
ina krazo Si.
Here Nimfi
Animfevte!

16.

To

TONE

(8) PLAGAL 4

Thee, O Theotokos, Invincible


Defender, having been delivered
from peril, I, Thy City, dedicate the
Victory Festival as a Thanks
Offering. In Thine Irresistible Might,
keep me safe from all trials, so that I
may call out to Thee: Hail, O
Unwedded Bride!

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Gabriel was sent to the Pure and Virgin


Maiden, and announced to her the
Grace and inexpressible Joy: Thou
will Conceive Without Seed and
remain inviolate.
For Pre-Eternal
God is the Son Thou will bear; and
He will Save His People from their
iniquities. He Who sent me here to
Call Thee Blessed, and to say to
Thee: Hail! so testifies. O Virgin,
Thou will give Birth, and after
Childbirth, Thou will remain forever
Virgin.

FESTAL ANABATHMI - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4


A N TIPH ON

Tell

Ti

SMALL LITANY

And

Evangelizesthe

imas, Iie Theou, O di imas


Sarkothis, psallontas Si: Allilouia!

Gavriil, pros tin Parthenon ke


Agnin,
ke
eminisen
afti,
tin
aneklaliton Haran, oti asporos sillipsi
ke ou ftharise. Texi gar Iion, ton pro
eonon Theon, os sosi ton laon, ek ton
ptesmaton afton.
Ke Martiri O
pempsas me ipin Si, Evlogimeni to
Here.
Parthenos Tiktis, ke meta
Tokon, palin menis Parthenos.

Blessed be His Glorious


Name unto the Ages and unto the
Ages of ages.
3

ISODIKON
imeran ex imeras to
Sotirion tou Theou imon.

Amen

Apestali

VE RSE

VE RSE

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

FESTAL THEOTOKION ANNUNCIATION TONE 4

Simeron tis Sotirias imon to Kefaleon, ke Today

STIHO S

Amin

forever

tou ap Eonos Mystiriou i fanerosis; O


Ios tou Theou, Ios tis Parthenou
ginete,
ke
Gavriil
tin
Harin
evangelizete. Dio ke imis sin afto, ti
Theotoko
voisomen:
Here
Keharitomeni! O Kyrios meta Sou!

Maiden: Hail! For in Thy Womb


Thou shall Conceive the Pre-Eternal
God, Who, by a Word, Created the
Universe! Therefore Mary replied: I
have not known man. How can I
bear a Son? Who has ever seen a
Seedless Childbirth? And the Angel
explained to the Virgin Theotokos:
The Holy Spirit will come upon Thee,
and the Power of the Highest will
Overshadow Thee.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

THIRD FESTAL ANTIPHON PSALM 71 TONE 4


STIHO S

Gabriel from Heaven cried to the Noble

A N TIPH ON

Ek neotitos mou O ehthros me pirazi, tes From my youth, the enemy has beguiled
idones flegi me. Ego de pepithos en
si, Kyrie, tropoume touton.

misountes Sion, genithitosan di, prin


ekspasthine os hortos. Sigkopi gar
Hristos avhenas afton tomi vasanon.

me with temptations of pleasure.


But I - trusting in Thee, O Lord - have
put him to shame.

Let

those who hate Zion truly become


as grass, before it is uprooted, for
the Lord shall behead them with the
cutting sword of Torment.

Doxa

Glory

Amin
Agio

Amen
Life is in the Holy Spirit for all.

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnemati.


Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.
Pnevmati to zin ta panta, fos ek
Fotos Theos Mega.
Sin Patri
imnoumen afto ke to Logo

to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit, now and
ever and to the Ages of Ages.

He is
Light of Light, a Great God. Let us
praise Him with the Father and the
Logos.

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A N TIPH ON

kardia mou to Fovo Sou skepestho,


tapinofrovousa, mi ipsothisa apopesi
ek Sou paniktirmnon.

A N TIPH ON

Let my heart, encompassed by Thy Fear,


be humbled, O Most Compassionate,
lest it rise and fall from Thee.

Epi

He

Doxa

Glory

Amin
Agio

Amen
Every

to Kyrion O eshikos elpida, ou disi


tote ote Piri ta panta krini ke kolasi.
Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

Pnevmati pas tis thios vlepi ke


prolegi, teratourgi ipsista, en trisin
ena Theou melpon. I gar ke trilampi,
monarhi to Thion.

A N TIPH ON

who trusts in the Lord shall not be


afraid when Fire shall Judge, and
Punish all.
to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit. Now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

A N TIPH ON

have cried to Thee: O Lord, incline


Thine Ear to my voice and cleanse
me before Thou take me from all
that is here.

Epi tin mitera aftou gin dinon pas avthis Everyone


analisi, tou lavin vasanous i gera to
veriomenon.

shall again return to Mother


Earth and at once be dissolved, to
receive Prize or Punishment in
accordance with their life.

Doxa

Glory

Amin
Agio

Amen
By the

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.


Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

Pnevmati Theologia Monas


Trisagia. O Patir gar anarhos, ex ou
efi O Ios ahronos, ke to Pnevma
simmorfon, sinthronon, ek Patros
sineklampsan.

A N TIPH ON

Idou

di ti kalon i ti terpnon, all i to


katikin adelfous ama? En touto gar
Kyrios epingilato Zoin Eonian.

epithimisas ou gegonen, anthropos


ginete Theos, ina Theon ton Adam
apergasite.
Evfrenestho i ktisis,
horeveto i fisis, oti Arhangelos
Partheno, meta deous paristate, ke to
Here komizi, tis lipis antitheton. O
dia splaghna eleous enanthropisas,
Theos imon Doxa Si.

Now

Amin

Amen
FESTAL APOLYTIKION

tou ap eonos Mistiriou i fanerosis; O


Ios tou Theou, Ios tis Parthenou
ginete,
ke
Gavriil
tin
Harin
evangelizete. Dio ke imis sin afto, ti
Theotoko
voisomen:
Here
Keharitomeni! O Kyrios meta sou!

Holy Spirit was bestowed


Theology:
the One Thrice-Holy
Godhead: The Father Unoriginate,
Who timelessly Begot the Eternal Son
and from Whom proceeded the Spirit
sharing
Form,
Throne and
Splendour with the Father.

A N TIPH ON

Behold how good and beautiful it is for


Brethren to dwell together. For in
this, the Lord promised Eternal Life.

The Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great


Festal Hymns
FIRST FESTAL ANTIPHON ANNUNCIATION TONE 2
1
O Theos, to krima Sou to
Vasili dos ke tin Dikeosinin Sou to vio
tou Vasileos.

VE RSE

Tes

Through

Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter,


Soson imas.
2 Analaveto ta ori Irinin to lao
ke i vouni Dikeosinin.

Glory

STIHO S

One Who adorns the lilies of the


field commands that no one be
concerned about their clothing.
to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit. Now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amen
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1
O God, give Thy Judgements
to the King. And Thy Righteousness
to the Kings Son.

STIHO S

Doxa

6.

is the Coronation of our


Salvation, and the Revelation of the
Mystery planned from Eternity: the
Son of God becomes the Virgins
Son, and Gabriel announces the
Grace. Wherefore, let us along with
him cry out, to the Theotokos: Hail!
O Full of Grace! The Lord is with
Thee!

to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit. Now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages

STIHO S

Amin

- THE ANNUNCIATION TONE 4

Simeron tis Sotirias imon to kefaleon, ke Today

The

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.


Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

and ever, and to the Ages of


Ages.

THE GREAT DOXOLOGY

Tou

endimatos aftou O ta krina tou


agrou kosmon kelevi, mi din
frontizin.

Adam was once deceived:


he
sought to become God, but received
not his desire. Now God became
Man, so that He may make Adam
god.
Let Creation rejoice!
Let
Nature exult! For the Archangel
stood in fear before the Virgin and,
saying to her: Hail! he brought the
Joyful Greeting whereby our sorrow
is assuaged. O Thou Who in Thy
merciful Compassion became Man,
our God: Glory to Thee!

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Godly person sees, foretells,


and works Supreme Wonders by the
Holy Spirit. He sings to One God in
Three Persons. Although manifested
as Three, the Godhead reigns as One.

Ekekraxa si, Kyrie, proshes klinon mi to I


ous sou voonti, ke katharon prin aris
me apo ton enthevde.

3
Evangelizesthe imeran ex
imeras to Sotirion tou Theou imon.

4
Omose Kyrios to David
Alithian ke ou mi athetisi Aftin.

STIHO S

the Intercessions of the


Theotokos, O Saviour, Save us.

2
Let the mountains raise up
Peace for Thy People and the hills in
Righteousness.

VE RSE

3
Proclaim day to day the
Salvation of our God

VE RSE

4 The Lord swore to David this


Truth and He shall not reject it.

VE RSE

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15

Parthenon Marian, voon afti to:


Here, Sillipsi Iion, tou Adam
arheoteron, ton Piitin ton apanton ke
litrotin, ton voonton Si to Here, Agni!

before the Virgin Mary, he cried to


her: Hail! Thou shalt Conceive a
Son, more ancient than Adam, the
Maker of all things and the Deliverer
of those who cry to Thee: Hail, Pure
Virgin!

Enite

Praise

O Gavriil ti Partheno, to Evangelion, ex

Gabriel

Afton en iho salpingos. Enite


Afton en psaltirio ke kithara.

Him with the sound of the


trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp.

brought the Virgin Good


Tidings from Heaven, crying out to
Her: Hail! Thou shalt Conceive in
Thy Womb Him Whom the world
cannot contain, Who yet shall be
contained in Thee; and Thou shalt
be the Bearer of Him Who shone
forth from the Father before the
morning star.

Ouranou komisas, anevoa to Here,


Sillipsi en Gastri Sou to Si Horiton, ke
to kosmo ahoriton, ke kioforos ofthisi
tou
ek
Patros,
pro
eosforou
anatilantos.

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo.

Enite

Sinaidios Logos, tou Proanarhou


Patros, mi horisthis ton Ano, nin
epesti tis kato, di akran evsplaghnian
ikton
lavon,
tou
kath
imas
olisthimatos.
Ke tou Adam tin
ptohian analavon, emorfothi to
allotrion.

Enite

irinovravevtos. Thos touto gar esti,


Patri te ke Io Omoousion Kyrios

Him with timbrel and dance;


praise Him with strings and flute.

The

Co-Eternal Word of the Father


Without Beginning, not being parted
from the Things on High, has now
descended here below in His Infinite
Compassion taking pity upon fallen
humanity; and assuming the poverty
of Adam, He has put on a Form that
is alien to Him.

Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite


Afton en kimvalis
alalagmou.
Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion.

Praise

ek Patros aidios ke ek Mitros


Hronikos, fanerothis to kosmo,
iperousios Logos, Morfin doulou
lamvani ke ginete sarx, mi ekstas tis
Theotitos, ke ton Adam anaplatti en
ti gastri, tis asporos sillavousis afton.

The

Him with tuneful cymbals;


praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
everything that has breath praise
the Lord.
Word transcending all essence,
Who has appeared to the world, Who
was
Eternally
Fathered
and
temporally
mothered,
becoming
Flesh, has taken the form of a slave,
losing not His Divinity. And in the
Womb of the Woman who Without
Seed has Conceived Him, He
refashions mankind.

FESTAL EOTHINON DOXASTIKON -

THE

ANNUNCIATION TONE 2

Evangelizesthe

meran ex imeras to
Sotirion tou Theou imon. (2)

Asate to Kyrio asma kenon.


Evangelizesthe meran ex imeras

Amin
To ap

eonos Mystirion, anakaliptete


simeron, ke O Ios tou Theou, Ios
anthropou ginete, ina tou hironos
metalvon, matado mi tou veltionos.
Epsevsthi pale Adam, ke Theos

14.

Amen
The

Eternal Mystery was revealed


today. The Son of God became the
Son of Man, that, sharing in what is
worse, He may make me share in
what is Better. In ancient times,

THE ANNUNCIATION MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS & READINGS 25 MARCH

from day to
Salvation of our God. (2)

to

O
Proclaim

SMALL LITANY & PRAISES

TO

day

the

sing a New Song to the Lord.

from day to
Salvation of our God.

Sotirion tou Theou imon.

day

the

GOD

THE HOLY GOSPEL


THE PRIEST

READS THE HOLY GOSPEL FOR THE


FACING THE CONGREGATION.

Ke

iper tou kataxiothine imas tis


akroaseos tou Agiou Evangeliou
Kyriou ton Theon imon iketevsomen.

Kyrie Eleison [3]


Sofia! Orthi! Akiousomen

FEAST

FROM THE

And that He will graciously grant


us to hear His Holy Gospel, let us
pray to the Lord.

PRIEST

PRIEST

Evangeliou

Holy Gospel.

BOW OUR HEAD TO RECEIVE THE

Ke to pnevmati sou
Ek tou kata L O U K A N A G I O U

PEOPLE

EVANGELIOU

Proshomen
Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!

And with thy spirit


The Lesson is from

Let us attend
Glory to Thee, O Lord:

PEOPLE

Glory to

Thee!

SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW TO GOD


BEFORE & AFTER THE HOLY GOSPEL

HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING

TO ST
THE ANNUNCIA

En tes imeres ekines,

Ke

PRIESTS BLESSING

the Holy
Gospel according to S T L U K E

PRIEST

to anagnosma...

THE
WORSHIP

Lord have mercy [3]


Wisdom! Arise! Let us listen to the

Peace be with you all.


WE

MAKE

ROYAL GATES [HOLY DOORS]

PEOPLE

tou Agiou

Irini pasi!

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Proclaim
VERSE

STIHOS

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Cause of all, in Perfect Peace. For He


is God of one Essence with the
Father and the Son.

FESTAL PROKEIMENON - ANNUNCIATION

Praise

Afton en hordes ke organo.

Agio Pnevmati enoidi etia, panta ehete Contained within the Holy Spirit is the

IN

GRATITUDE

AND

LUKE 1: 39-49 & 56


TION

anastasa Mariam,
eporevthi is tin orinin meta spoudis is
polin Iouda, ke isilthen is ton ikon
Zahariou ke ispasato tin Elisabet.

At that time, Mary arose and went into

egeneto os ikousen i Elisabet ton


aspasmon tis Marias, eskirtise to
vrefos en ti koilia aftis. Ke eplisthi
Pnevmatos Agiou i Elisabet ke
anefonise foni megali ke ipen:
Evlogimeni
Si
en
ginexi
ke
Evlogimenos O Karpos ti Kilias Sou!

And it happened, when Elizabeth heard

the hill country with haste, to a city


of Judah, and entered the house of
Zachariah and greeted Elizabeth.
the greeting of Mary, that the Babe
leapt in her womb; and Elizabeth
being filled with the Holy Spirit,
spoke out with a loud voice and said,
Blessed art Thou among women,
and Blessed in the Fruit of Thy Womb!

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Ke pothen mi touto

ina elthi i Mitir tou


Kyriou mou pros me?

Idou gar, os eneneto i foni tou aspasmou

For indeed, as soon as the voice of Thy

Sou is ta ota mou, eskirtise to vrefos


en Agalliasi en ti kilia mou.

greeting sounded in my ears, the


babe leaped in my womb for Joy.

Ke Makaria i pistevsasa, oti este teliosis And

Blessed is She Who believed, for


there will be a Fulfilment of those
things which were told her from the
Lord.

tis lelalimenis afti para Kyriou.

Ke

ipe Mariam: Megalini i psihi mou


ton Kyrion ke igalliase to pnevma
moue pi to Theo to Sotiri mou, oti
epevleoen epi tin tapinosin tis doulis
aftou. Idou gar apo tou nin
Makariousi me pase e genee. Oti
epiise mi Megalia O Dinatos, ke Agion
to Onoma Aftou!

Emine de Mariam sin afti osi minas tris


ke ipestrefpen is ton ikon aftis.

Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!

And Mary said:

My soul Magnifies the


Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in
God my Saviour.
For He has
regarded the lowly state of His
maidservant; 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.

Glory to Thee, O Lord: Glory


to Thee!

PEOPLE

PSALM 50 -
OF

DIVINE MERCY

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Tes

tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon,


exalipson
ta plithi
ton emon
egklimaton.

Through

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now

Amin
Tes

tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon,


exalipson
ta plithi
ton emon
egklimaton.

and to the Holy Spirit

the Intercessions of the


Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
the multitude of our transgressions..

OF THE

Evangelizou

gi Haran Megalin!
Ourani Theou tin Doxan!

Os

SMALL LITANY & PRAISES

TO

Enite

Amen
Through

of Great Joy! O Heavens:


the Glory of God!

Eleison

me, O Theos, kata to Mega


Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton
iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima
mou.
O
ti

Gavriil
Keharitomeni
simeron.
Here
Animfevte Kori ke
apirogame,
mi
kataplagis ti xeni

THE

MONK - TONE 2

Have

mercy upon me, O God,


according to Thy Great Mercy;
according to the multitude of Thy
Mercies do away mine offences.

Gabriel

today announced the Good


Tidings to Her who is Full of Grace:
Hail! O Unwedded Maiden who has
not known marriage. Be not struck
with dismay by my strange form, nor
be afraid: I am an Archangel. Once
the serpent beguiled Eve, but now I

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praise

Let

no profane hand touch the Living


Ark of God, but let the lips of the
Faithful, sing aloud in Great Joy
without ceasing, the words of the
Angel to the Theotokos: Thou, O
Pure and Virgin Maiden, art truly
superior to all!

OF THE

ANNUNCIATION - TONE 2

Angelikon Dinameon, Stratigos apestali, The


ek Theou Pantokratoros, pros Agnin
ke Parthenon, Evangelisasthe xenon,
ke aporriton Thavma. Oti Theos os
Anthropos, ex aftis vrefourgite, anev
sporas, anaplatton vrotion apan
genos.
Lai Evangelizesthe, tin
anaplasin Kosmou!

Kataras Litrosis, tou Adam


Theotoke!
Heres Semni Mitrothee!
Here Empsihe Vate! Here Lampas!
Here, Throne! Here, Klimax ke Pili!
Here, to Thion Ohima! Here, Koufi
Nefeli! Here, Nae! Here, Stamve
Paghrise! Here, Oros! Here, Skini ke
Trapeza! Here, Evas i Lisis!

Commander of the Angelic Hosts


was sent by God Almighty to the
Pure Virgin to announce the Good
Tidings of a Strange and Secret
Wonder: that, as Man, God would be
born a Babe of Her Without Seed,
fashioning again the whole human
race. O you people: announce the
Good Tidings of the refashioning of
the world!

Hail,

O Theotokos, Deliverer from the


Curse of Adam! Hail, Noble Mother
of God! Hail, O Living Bush! Hail, O
Lamp!
Hail, O Throne!
Hail, O
Ladder and Gate! Hail, O Divine
Chariot! Hail, O Swift Cloud! Hail, O
Temple! Hail, O Vessel of Gold! Hail,
O Mountain! Hail, O Tabernacle and
Table (Altar)! Hail, O Thou Releaser
of Eve!

LAUDS: THE PRAISES


ALL C

the Intercessions of the


Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
the multitude of our transgressions.

Announce, O earth, the Good Tidings

GOD

FESTAL EXAPOSTILARION

the Lord is with

9TH ODE ANNUNCIATION

empshiho Theou kivoto, psaneto


midamos hir amiiton. Hili de Piston ti
Theotoko asigitos, Fonin tou Angelou
anamelponta, en Agaliasi voato.
Here, Keharitomeni! O Kyrios meta
Sou.

and ever, and to the Ages of


Ages.

FESTAL IDIOMELON ANNUNCIATION ST COSMAS

8.

KATAVASIA

Here,
HYMNS

Evangelizeto

Full of Grace:
Thee!

And why is this granted to me, that the


Mother of my Lord should come to
me?

REATION

TO GOD - PSALM 148


PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Pasa

Let

Enite

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite


ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite
Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos
to Theo.
Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou.
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou.
Si prepi imnos to Theo.

everything that has breath praise


the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
To Thee praise is due, O God.

all His Powers. To Thee praise is


due, O God.

PSALM 150 IDIOMELA

OF THE ANNUNCIATION
LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!

Enite

Praise

Ton

From

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton.


Enite Afton kata to plithos tis
Megalosinis Aftou.
Ouranion apsidon, O Gavriil
kataptas, is Nazaret epesti, pros

TONE 1

Him for His Mighty Acts;


praise Him according to the
greatness of His Majesty.

the Vault of Heaven Gabriel flew


down to Nazareth; and standing

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13

Pos pigazis gala Parthen Agni?

Ou feri
exipin glossa vrotia. Xenon gar fiseos
epidiknise pragma, Nomimou gonis
orous ipervenon.
Othen epaxios
akouis: Here Keharitomeni, O
Kyrios meta Sou!

dost Thou give milk, O Pure


Virgin? This the tongue of mortals
cannot understand.
For Thou
reveals Something unknown to
nature, that utterly surpasses the
normal laws of birth. Therefore, as
is fitting, Thou hears the Salutation:
Hail, O Thou who art Full of
Grace: the Lord is with Thee!

Evangelizou

Announce,

Mystikos

Holy

gi Haran Megalin! Enite


Ourani Theou tin Doxan!
tes ierotevktis Grafes, Lalite
peri Sou, Miter Ipsistou. Klimaka gar
pale Iakov Se protipousan, Idon efi.
Vasis Theou afti.
Othen epaxios
akouis:
Here, Keharitomeni, O
Kyrios meta Sou!

O earth, the Good Tidings


of Great Joy! O Heavens: praise
the Glory of God!
Scripture
speaks
of
Thee
mystically, O Mother of the Most
High. For Jacob saw in days of old
the Ladder that prefigured Thee, and
said: This is the Stair on which God
shall tread!
Therefore, as is meet
Thou hears the Salutation: Hail, O
Thou who art Full of Grace: the
Lord is with Thee!

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Evangelizou

Announce,

gi Haran Megalin! Enite


Ourani Theou tin Doxan!

and to the Holy Spirit

O earth, the Good Tidings


of Great Joy! O Heavens: praise
the Glory of God!

Thavmaston to Ierofanti Mosi, I vatos ke The

Bush and the Fire revealed a


strange Miracle to Hierophantic1
Moses. Seeking its fulfilment in the
course of time, he said:
I shall
observe it brought to pass in the
Pure Virgin. To Her as Theotokos
shall the Salutation come: Hail, O
Thou who art Full of Grace: the
Lord is with Thee!

to pir edixe teras. Siton de to peras is


diavasin hronou, En Kori Agni, efi,
katoptevso. I os Theotoko lehthii.
Here Keharitomeni, O Kyrios
meta Sou!

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin.
Evangelizou

gi Haran Megalin! Enite


Ourani Theou tin Doxan!

Daniil

Se opos kali notion. Gennitrian


Theou O Iseas. Vlepi de os pokon
Gedeon. O David de, Agiasma Faski,
Pilin de Se allos. O de Gavriil Si
kravgazi: Here Keharitomeni, O
Kyrios meta Sou!

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen
Announce,

O earth, the Good Tidings


of Great Joy! O Heavens: praise
the Glory of God!

Daniel called Thee a Spiritual Mountain;

HIEROPHANTIC RELATES TO AN EXPOSITOR


MYSTERIES

12.

mou morfi, mide diliasis. Arhangelos


imi. Ofis exipatisen Evan pote. Nin
evangelizome Si tn Haran. Ke menis
afthoros, ke texis ton Kyrion ahrande.

How

PRAYERS

OF

announce to Thee the Good Tidings


of Joy! O Most Pure, Thou shalt
remain inviolate and yet shall bear
the Lord!

SALVATION

FESTAL KONTAKION ANNUNCIATION TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Ti

ipermaho Stratigo ta nikitiria, os


litrothisa ton dinon evharistiria,
anagrafo Si Polis Sou Theotoke. All
os ehousa to kratos aprosmahiton, ek
pantion me kndinon eleftheroson, ina
krazo Si. Here, Nimfi Animfevte.

O Champion General, I Thy City


now inscribe to Thee, triumphant
anthems as tokens of my gratitude,
being rescued from the terrors, O
Theotokos, Inasmuch as Thou hast
Unassailable Power, from all kinds of
perils free me so that to Thee I may
cry aloud: Hail, O Unwed Bride!

CHOIR

FESTAL IKOS - ANNUNCIATION

Angelos

protostatis,
Ouranothen
epemfthi, ipin ti Theotoko to Here.
Ke
Sin
ti
asomato
foni,
somatoumenon Se Theoron Kyrie,
existato ke istato, kravgazon pros
aftin tiafta.

Here, di is i Hara eklampsi!

Here, di is i

ara eklipsi!

An Angel of Supreme Rank was


sent down from Heaven to say to the
Theotokos: Hail! And perceiving
Thee take bodily form at the sound
of his bodiless voice, O Lord, he was
astounded and he stood proclaiming
to her such Salutations:

PRIEST

Hail, through whom is the Joy to shine


forth! Hail, through whom is the
Curse to vanish!

Here,

Hail,

Here,

Hail,

Here,

Hail,

tou pesontos Adam i anaklisis!


Here, ton dakrion tis Evas i litrosis!
ipsos disanavaton anthropinis
logismis! Here, Vathos distheoriton
ke Angelon Ofthalmis!
oti Iperhis Vasileos Kathedra!
Here, oti Vastzis ton Vastazonta
panta!

Here,

vrefourgite O Ktistis!

Here, Nimfi Animfevte!

O Height to which thoughts of


mankind are barely able to ascend!
Hail, O Depth which for Angelic Eyes
is difficult to apprehend!

for Thou art a Throne for the


King! Hail, for Thou hold the One
Who holds everything!

Here,

Hail,

Here, di is

Hail,

Astir emfenon ton ilion!


Gastir entheou sarkoseos.

Here, di is Neourgite i Ktisis!

O Restoration of Adam the fallen


one! Hail, O Liberation of Eve from
tears!

O Star causing the Suns


Manifestation!
Hail, O Womb of
Divine Incarnation!
through whom Creation is
Recreated!
Hail, by whom the
Creator is Procreated!

Hail, O Unwed Bride!

Isiah, the Mother of God; Gideon saw


Thee as a Fleece, and David called
Thee Sanctuary; another called Thee
Gate. And Gabriel in his turn, cried
out to Thee: Hail, O Thou who art
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SYNAXARION

OF

25 MARCH

Ti KE tou aftou minos, O Evangelismos On

the 25 day of this month we


celebrate the Annunciation of our
Most Holy Lady Theotokos, the Ever
Blessed Virgin Mary.

tis
Iperagias
Despinis
imon
Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias.

Tes

tis Theotokou Presvies, O Theos,


eleison imas.

Amin.

By

Kyrios ke Theos, Evlogitos I.

the Intercessions of the Most Holy


Theotokos, and of all Thy Saints, O
Christ our God, have Mercy on us.

ODI 8

Evlogoumen
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion

ODE 1

to stoma mou ke plirothisete


Pnevmatos ke logon erevxome ti
Vasilidi mitri. Ke ofthisome fedros
panigirizon ke aso gnothomenos
TAFTIS TIN SILLIPSIN.

ODE 3

Tous

sous imnologous, Theotoke, izosa


ke
afthonos
pigi,
thiason
sigkrotisantas
pnevmatikon,
stereoson. KAN TI SEPTI SILLIPSI sou
Stefanon Doxis Axioson.

Mother of God, Thou living and


plentiful Fount, give strength to
those
united
in
Spiritual
Fellowship, who sing hymns of
praise to Thee: AND ON THIS FEAST
OF THY HOLY CONCEIVING vouchsafe
unto them Crowns of Glory.

ODI 4

ODE 4

He Who sits in

kathimenos en Doxi epi Thronou


Theotitos, en nefeli koufi Ilthen Iisous
O ipertheos ti akirato palami ke
diesose tous kravgazontas.
Doxa,
Hriste, ti Dinami Sou!

Glory upon the Throne


of the Godhead, Jesus the True God,
is come in a swift cloud, and with
His Pure Hand He has Saved those
who cry: Glory to Thy Power, O
Christ!

ODI 5

ODE 5

Exesti

The

ta simpanta epi ti thia Doxi Sou.


Si gar, apirogame Parthene, ESHES EN
MITRA TON EPI PANTON THEON KE
TETOKAS AHRONON IION, pasi tis
imnousi se Sotirian vravevousa.

whole world was amazed at Thy


Glory: for Thou, O Virgin, Who hast
not known wedlock, HAST HELD IN
THY WOMB THE GOD OF ALL, AND HAST
GIVEN B IRTH TO AN ETERNAL SON, WHO
REWARDS WITH SALVATION all who
sing Thy praises

ODI 6

ODE 6

Evoise

In

ODI 7

ODE 7

Ouk

The

protipon tin tafin tin triimeron


O Profitis Ionas en to kiti deomenos:
ek fthoras me Rise, Iisou, Vasilef ton
Dinameon.

elatrefsan ti ktisi i Theoforones


para ton ktisanta. Alla piros apilin
andrios
patisantes,
herontes
epsallon. Iperimnite, O ton Pateron

10.

the belly of the whale, Jonah the


Prophet foreshadowned the threeday Burial, lifting his voice and
imploring:
Deliver
me
from
corruption, O Jesus, King of the
Powers!
Holy Children bravely trampled
upon the threatening fire, preferring
not to worship created
things
rather than the Creator, and they

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the Lord!

Hearken,

Kori Parthene Agni. ipato di O


Gavriil: Voulin Ipsistou arkean
Alithinin. Genou pros ipodoxin etimi
Theou. Dia Sou gar O ahoritos vrotis
anastrafisete.
Dio ke Heron voo.
Evlogiete, panta ta Erga Kyriou, ton
Kyrion!

shall open my mouth and the Spirit


will inspire it, and I shall utter the
words of my song to the Queen and
Mother: I shall be seen radiantly
keeping Feast and JOYFULLY PRAISING
HER CONCEIVING.

ODI 3

We Praise, we Bless and we Worship

ke

Akoue,

Amen

Anixo

ODE 8

Enoumen,

25 MARCH - KATAVASIE OF THE ANNUNCIATION


ODI 1

sang in Joy: Blessed art Thou and


praised above all: O Lord God of our
Fathers!

th

O Maiden, Virgin and Pure,


that Gabriel may tell the Eternal Will
of the Highest. Make Thee ready to
receive
God;
for
the
Uncontainable shall, through Thee,
mingle with mankind. Wherefore,
rejoicing, I cry: Bless the Lord all His
Works!

THE MAGNIFICAT
STANDING BEFORE THE HOLY ICON OF THE
EVER
BLESSED
THEOTOKOS,
THE
PRIEST
DECLARES THE FOLLOWING, AFTER WHICH HE
CENSES THE SANCTUARY, HOLY ICONS AND
CONGREGATION WHILE THE MAGNIFICAT HYMN
IS CHANTED.
THE BELLS ARE RUNG
AT THIS POINT

Tin

The Theotokos and Mother of the Light:

Theotokon ke Miter to Fotos: en


imnis timontes Meglinomen!

MEGALYNARIA

OF THE

with hymns let us Magnify!

ANNUNCIATION TONE 4

Evangelizou

Announce,

Os

Let

gi Haran Megalin! Enite


Ourani Theou tin Doxan!
empsiho Theou kivoto, psaveto
midamos hir amviton. Hili de Piston,
ti Theotoko asigitos, fonin tou
Angleou anamelponta, en agalliasi
voato: Ontos anotera panton,
Iparhis Parthene Agni.

Evangelizou

gi Haran Megalin! Enite


Ourani Theou tin Doxan!

O earth, the Good Tidings


of Great Joy! O Heavens: praise
the Glory of God!

no profane hand touch the Living


Ark of God, but let the lips of the
Faithful, sing aloud in Great Joy
without ceasing, the words of the
Angel to the Theotokos: Thou, O
Pure and Virgin Maiden, art truly
superior to all!

Announce, O earth, the Good Tidings


of Great Joy! O Heavens:
the Glory of God!

Iper

Having

Evangelizou

Announce,

ennian sillavousa Theon, tis fiseos


thesmous elathes Kori. Si gar en to
tiktin ta miteron diedras, Revsti fisis
per kathestikiia.
Othen epaxios
akouis: Here Keharitomeni, O
Kyrios meta Sou!

gi Haran Megalin! Enite


Ourani Theou tin Doxan!

praise

Conceived God in ways past


understanding, O Maiden, Thou has
escaped from the ordinances of
nature.
For although by nature
mortal, Thou was not subject to the
established laws of motherhood.
Therefore, as it is meet, Thou hear
the salutation: Hail, O Thou who
art Full of Grace: the Lord is with
Thee!

O earth, the Good Tidings


of Great Joy! O Heavens: praise
the Glory of God!

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