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Doxa Si O Theos, i Elpis imon, Doxa Si!

PRIEST

May

Hristos O Alithinos Theos imon, tes


Presvies
tis
Panahrantou
ke
Panamomoou Agias Aftou Mitros.
Dinami tou Timiou ke Zoopiou
Stavrou.
Prostasies tou Timiou,
Evdoxou Profitou, Prodromou ke
Vaptistou Ioannou.
Ton Agion
Endoxon ke Kallinikon Martyrion.
Ton Osion ke Theoforon Pateron
imon.
Ton Agion ke Dieon
Theoptoron Ioakim ke Annis. .. On
ke tin Mnimin epiteloumen ke panton
ton Agion, eleise ke Sose imas, os
Agathos ke Filanthropos ke Eleimon
Theos.

Amin
Hristos

Glory to Thee, O God our


Hope, Glory to Thee!

Christ, our True God, have Mercy


on us, through the intercession of
His Most Pure and Holy Mother;
through the Power of the Precious
and Life-giving Cross; the Protection
of the sublime Spiritual Powers in
Heaven; the Supplications of the
Precious, Glorious Prophet and
Forerunner John the Baptist; of the
Holy,
Glorious
and
Victorious
Martyrs; of our Saintly and Godinspirred Fathers; of the Holy and
Righteous Ancestors Joachim and
Anna; of whose memory
we commemorate, and of all the
Saints, and Save us, for He is
Gracious and Loves mankind.

PEOPLE

Anesti, ek nekron, Thanato


thanaton patisas, Ke tis en tis
mnimasin, Zoin harisamenos.

Alithos Anesti O Kyrios!

Amen
Christ

is Risen from the dead;


By Death trampling upon death,
And has bestowed Life to those in
the tombs.

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Truly the Lord is Risen!

By the Grace of God


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Paschal Vespers Service


24/25 May 2016
Mid Pentecost
&
Third Finding of the Venerable Head
of St John the Baptist
Also the Feast of St Therapon of Cyprus & St Urbanos
of Rome

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PASCHAL VESPERS SERVICE MID PENTECOST 24-25 MAY 2016

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST JOHN

PaschalVespers Service - Mid Pentecost


PRAYERS

TO THE

Os

Thion Thisavrisma, egkekrimmenon


ti Gi, Histos apekalipse tin kephalin
Sou imin, Profita ke Prodrome.
Pantes oun sinelthontes, en ti taftis
evresi, asmasi Theigoris, ton Sotira
imnoumen, ton Sozonta imas ek
fthoras tes ikesies Sou.

Christ

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now

HOLY TRINITY

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Evlogimeni O Theos imon, pantote, nin


ke ai, ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

Blessed is our God, now and


ever, and unto ages of ages.

PR IEST

PEO PLE

Anesti, ek nekron, Thanato


thanaton patisas, Ke tis en tis
mnimasin, Zoin harisamenos [3]

Amen

Christ is Risen from the dead; By Death


trampling upon death, And has
bestowed Life to those in the tombs.
[3]

THE SUNSET PSALM - PSALM 103/104

Bless the Lord, O my soul:

Exomologisin

Thou

Ektinon

Who

Kyrie O
Theos mou, emegalinthis sfodra.
ke megloprepian enediso,
anavallomenos fos os imartion.
ton Ouranon osi derrin, O
stegazon en idasi ta iperoa aftou. To
tithis nefi tin epivasin aftou, O
peripaton epi pterigon anemon.

O Lord my
God, Thou art exceedingly great.

hast put on praise and beauty:


and art clothed with Light as with a
Garment stretches out the Heaven like a
pavilion;
Who covers the higher
rooms thereof with water;
Who
makes the clouds Thy Chariot; Who
walks upon the wings of the winds;

O pion tou Angelous aftou pnevmata, ke Who


tous litourgous aftou piros floga.

makes Thy Angels spirits;:


Thy Ministers a Burning Fire;

and

O themelion tin gin ep tin asfalian aftis, Who


ou klithisete is ton eona tou eonos.

Avissos

os imation to perivoleon aftou,


epi ton oreon stisonte idata.

has founded the earth upon its


own bases - it shall not be moved
forever and ever.

The deep like a garment is its clothing above the mountains


waters stand.

shall

the

Apos epitimiseos sou fevxonte, apo fonis At Thy Rebuke they shall flee vrontis sou diliasousin.

at the
Voice of Thy thunder they shall fear.

Anavenousin ori ke katavenousi pedia, is The


ton topon, on ethemeliosas afta.

Orion
O

ethou, O ou parelevsonte, oude


epistrepsousi kalipse tin gin.

Thou

exapostellon pigas en faragxin, ana


meson ton oreon dilevsonte idata.

Thou send

Potiousi

panta ta thiria tou agrou,


prosdexonte onagri is dipsan
afton.

2.

mountains ascend, and the plains


descend into the place, which Thou
hast founded for them.
hast set a boundary which they
shall not pass over; neither shall
they return to cover the earth.
forth springs in the vales between the midst of the hills the
waters shall pass.

All the beasts of the field shall drink the wild asses shall expect in their
thirst.

PASCHAL VESPERS SERVICE MID PENTECOST 24-25 MAY 2016

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen

PASCHAL APOLYTIKION MID PENTECOST TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Mesousis

A PSALM OF CREATION

Evlogi, I psihi mou, ton Kyrion.

Amin

BAPTIST TONE 4

has revealed to us Thy Sacred


Head once again a Most Holy
Treasure hidden underground for so
long, O Prophet and Forerunner!
Wherefore, we have assembled for
the Feast of its Findin, singing our
God-Inspired Hymns in praise of our
Saviour, Who Saves us from
destruction,
by
Thine
Earnest
Prayers to Him.

PASCHAL APOLYTIKION TONE (5) PLAGAL 1

Hristos

THE

tis eortis, dipsosan mou tin


psihin, evsevias potison namata oti
pasi Sotir evoisas. O dispon, erhestho
pros me ke pineto. I Pigi tis Zois,
Hriste O Theos: Doxa Si!

Lord, Midway through the Feast,


grant Drink to my thirsty soul from
the Waters of True faith. For to all,
Thou our Saviour, cried aloud: Let
all who Thirst come to Me and
Drink! As the Source of Life, O
Christ our God: Glory to Thee!

DISMISSAL BLESSINGS

Sofia!
Pater, Evlogison
O on Evlogitos, Hristos O Theos imon,
Pantote, nin ke ai, ke is tous eonas
ton eonon.

Amin
Stereose

DEACON

Father, Bless!
P R I E S T Blessed art Thou, O

Christ our
God, the Eternal is Blessed, now and
always, and to the ages of ages.

PEOPLE

Kyrios
Orthodoxon
Orthodoxon
tafti Ekklisia
eonon.

O Theos tin Agian ke


Pistin ton Efsevon ke
Hristianon sin ti Agia
ke ti Poli tafti is eonas

Amen.
Tin Timioteran

ton Herouvim ke
Endoxoteran asigkritos ton Seraphim,
tin
adiafthoros
Theon
Logon
tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon, Se
Megalinomen.

Wisdom!

Amen
Preserve,

O God, the Holy and


Orthodox Faith of Pious and
Orthodox Christians, together with
this Church, and this city until the
Ages of ages.

PRIEST

Amen
READER
Greater
PEOPLE

in Honour than the


Cherubim, and in Glory greater
beyond compare than the Seraphim,
O Thou Who without corruption gave
Birth to God the Word and Who art
truly Theotokos: we Magnify Thee.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton
eonon.

Amin
Kyrie eleison (3)
Pater Evlogison!

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen
Lord, have mercy. (3)
Father, Bless!

PASCHAL VESPERS SERVICE MID PENTECOST 24-25 MAY 2016

19.

TRISAGION PRAYERS
THE C

ONGREGATION

Agios

O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios


Athanatos, eleison imas

MUST STAND

God,
Holy
Mighty,
Holy
Immortal, have mercy on us [3]

to the Father, and to the Son,


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

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie,


ilasthiti tes amarties imon. Despota,
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon,
eneken tou Onomatos Sou.

Amen
All Holy

Trinity, have Mercy on us.


Lord, Cleanse us from our sins.
Master, Pardon our iniquities. Holy
God, Visit and Heal our infirmities
for Thy Names sake.

Kyrie Eleison
Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Lord, have mercy


Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin

Amen

ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

RECITES OUR

LORDS PRAYER

Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito

PRIEST

PEOPLE

PASCHAL

Our

For

Amen

APOLYTIKION MID PENTECOST -

Mesousis

tis eortis, dipsosan mou tin


psihin, efsevias Potison namata oti
pasi Sotir evoisas.
O dispon,
erhestho pros me ke pineto. I Pigi tis
Zois, Hriste O Theos: Doxa Si!

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Thou waters the hills from Thine Upper

ori ek ton iperoon aftou. Apo


karpou ton ergon sou hortasthisete i
gi. O exantellon horton tis ktinesi, ke
hloin ti doulia ton anthropon.

Tou

exagagin arton ek tis gis. Ke inos


evfreni kardian anthropou.

them the birds of the air shall


dwell - from the midst of the rocks
they shall give forth their voices.

Rooms - the earth shall be filled with


the Fruit of Thy Works - bringing
forth grass for cattle, and herb for
the service of mankind.

That Thou may bring bread out of the


earth, and that wine may cheer the
heart of mankind.

Tou

That

Hortasthisonte

The

ilarine prosopon en eleo. Ke artos


kardian anthropou stirizi.

ta xila tou mediou, e


kedri tou Livavou, as efitevsas. Eki
strouthia annosevsousi, tou erodiou I
katikia igite afton.

he may make the face cheerful


with oil - and that bread may
strengthen mans heart.
trees of the field shall be filled,
and the Cedars of Lebanon, which
He hath planted - there the Sparrows
shall make their nests - the highest
of them is the house of the Heron.

Ori ta ipsila tes elafis - petra katafigi tis The high hills are a refuge for the harts
- the rock for the hares.

lagois.

Epiise selinin is herous.


O ilios egno tin disin aftou.
Ethou skotos ke egeneto nix

- en afti
dilefsonte panta ta thiria tou drimou.

He hath made the moon for seasons.


The sun knows its going down.
Thou hast appointed darkness, and it
is night - in it shall all the beasts of
the woods go about -

Skimni

The

Anetilen

The

Exelfsete

anthropos epi to ergon aftou,


ke epi tin ergasian aftou eos esperas.

Man shall go forth to his work, and to

emegalinthi ta Erga Sou, Kyrie!


Panta en Sofia epiisas - Eplrothi I gi
tis ktiseos sou.

How

oriomeni tou arpase, ke zitise


para to Theo vrosin aftis.

young lions roaring after their


pray, and seeking their meat from
God.

Thine is the Kingdom, and

the Power, and the Glory, of the


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

Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous


eonas ton eonon.

Amin

ALOUD AND IN UNISON:

Father, Who art in Heaven:


Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy
Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on
earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this
day our Daily Bread and Forgive us
our trespasses as we forgive those
who trespass against us. And Lead
us not into temptation, but Deliver
us from the evil one.

PEOPLE

to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou,


genithito to Thelima Sou, os en
Ourano ke epi tis gis.
Ton Arton
imon ton epiousion dos
simeron.
Ke afes imin ta
ofilimata imon, os
ke imis afiemen tis ofiletes imon. Ke
mi isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla
rise imas apo tou ponirou.

Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dynamis ke i


Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou

Potizon

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

OUR LORDS PRAYER


THE CONGREGATION

Over

afta ta petina tou Ouranou


kataskinosi - ek mesou ton petron
dosousi fonin.

Holy

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory


Amin
Panagia

Ep

TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Lord, Midway through the Feast,


grant Drink to my thirsty soul from
the Waters of True Faith. For to all,
Thou our Saviour, cried aloud: Let
those who Thirst, come to Me and
Drink! As the Source of Life, O
Christ our God: Glory to Thee!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

o ilios ke sinihthisan, ke is tas


mandras afton kitasthisonte.

Os

sun rises, and they are gathered


together: and they shall lie down in
their dens.
his labour until the evening.
great art Thy Works, O Lord!
Thou hast made all things in
Wisdom - the earth is filled with Thy
Riches.

Afti I thalassa I megali ke evrihoros.

So

Eki plia diaporevonte.

There

Eki
erpeta, on ouk estin arithmos, Zoa
mikra meta megalon.
Drakon outos, on
eplasas empezin aftin.

is this great sea, which stretches


wide its arms - there are creeping
things without number - creatures
small and great.
the ships shall go - the sea
dragon which Thou hast formed - to
play therein.

Panta pros se prosdokosi doune tin trofin All


afton is evkeron.

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expect of Thee that Thou grant


them food in season.

PASCHAL VESPERS SERVICE MID PENTECOST 24-25 MAY 2016

3.

Donttos Sou aftis, sillexousin

What

Anixantos

When

Thou give to them they shall


gather up:

Sou tin Hira, ta simpanta


plisthisonte hristotitos.

Apostrepsantos

de Sou to Prosopon,

Thou open Thy Hand, all things


shall be filled with Thy Goodness.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Antanelis to pnevma afton ke eklipsousi, When

Thou take away their breath,


they shall perish and return again to
the earth.

Exapostelis

Thou

Ito I doxa Kyriou is tous eona.

May

to
Pnevma
Sou
ke
kitisthisonte, ke anakeniis to prosopon
tis gis.

shalt send forth Thy Spirit, and


they shall be created, and Thou shall
renew the face of the earth.
the Glory of the Lord endure
forever!

Evfranthisete Kyrios epi tis Ergis Aftou.


The Lord shall rejoice in His Works.
O epivlepon epi tin Gin ke pion aftin He looks upon the Earth, and makes it
tremin.

tremble.

O aptomenos ton oreon ke kapnizonte.

He

Aso

to Kyrio en ti Zoi mou;


Theo mou eos iparho.

psalo to

Idinthii

afto I dialogimou - ego de


evfranthisome epi to Kyrio.

touches the mountains and they


smoke.

will sing to the Lord all my life; I will


sing to my God as long as I exist!

May

my words be pleasing to Him - I


shall be glad in the Lord.

the lawless - so as to be no more.

Evlogi, I psihi mou, ton Kyrion.


Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O ilios egno tin disin aftou. Ethou The sun knows its going down. Thou

ton Thion ennion pansevasmios thiki,


ke tis arritou ousias tranos i
provlepsasa, to mystirion Kara Sou,
os ek lagonon mitrikon, ek ton
tamion tis Gis, simeron anatetalken,
Ioanni panevfime, ke evodiase pasan
tin ifilion, Agiasmou proheousa
Myron, ke noitos kirittousa metanias
Odon, ke to Sotiri ton olon
presvevousa, iper ton psihon imon.

skotos ke egeneto nix...

Os

hast appointed darkness, and it is


night...

emegalinthi ta Erga Sou, Kyrie!


Panta en Sofia epiisas...

How

great art Thy Works, O Lord!


Thou hast made all things in
Wisdom...

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin
Allilouia! Allilouia!

Amen

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.
Allilouia!

Si, O Theos! (3)

Elpis imon, Kyrie:

Doxa Si!

Doxa

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

PEOPLE

Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glory to Thee O
God! (3)

Our

Hope,

PASCHAL VESPERS SERVICE MID PENTECOST 24-25 MAY 2016

THE

BAPTIST -

TONE 2

Thy

Head,
that
All
Venerable
Repository of Divine Concepts,
which clearly foresaw the Mystery of
the Ineffable Essence, has Arisen
today out of the Storehouses of the
Earth as though out of a mothers
womb, O John, who art worthy of all
praise. It poured forth the Fragrant
Oil of Sanctification and perfumed
everything under the sun.
It
Spiritually Preached the Way of
Repentace, and Intercedes with our
Saviour of all, on behalf of our soul.

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen

PASCHAL APOLYTIKION MID PENTECOST TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Mesousis

tis Eortis, didaskontos Sou


Sotir, elegon i Ioudei. Pos outos ide
grammata,
mi
memathikos?
Agnoountes, oti Si i i Sofia, i
kataskevasasa ton kosmon: Doxa Si!

DISMISSAL PRAYER

Lord: Glory to
Thee!

4.

Ke

the middle of the Feast had


come, Jesus went up to the Temple,
and taught the unbelieving Judeans,
saying: Let him who thirsts, come
to Me and drink the Living, Eternal
Water! And he will never thirst in
Eternity! He who believes in Me will
have Rivers flowing out of his belly,
and he will have the Light of Life!

and to the Holy Spirit

FESTAL IDIOMELON ST JOHN

Eklipien amartolis apo tis gis - ke anomi May sinners cease from the earth - and
- oste mi iparhin aftous.

is our King before the Ages. He


worked Salvation in the midst of
the Earth!

When

to meson tis eortis epesti, anevi O


Iisous epi to Ieron, ke edidaske legon
tous apithis Ioudeous: O Dipson
erhestho pros me ke pineto, Idor
Zoiron Eonion! Ke ou mi dipsisi is
ton Eona! O Pistevon is Eme,
Potami refsousin ek tis kilias aftou,
ke exi to Fos tis Zois!

when Thou turn away Thy Face,


they shall be troubled.

ke is ton houn afton epistrepsousin.

God

Ote

But

tarahthisonte.

de Theos Basilef imon Pro Eonon,


irgasato Sotirian en meso tis Gis.

OF

ST

At Mid-Feast,

as Thou, O Saviour, were


teaching, the Judeans were saying:
How does this Man have such
Learning without having studied?
But they were unaware that Thou art
the Very Wisdom that created the
Universe: Glory to Thee!

SYMEON

Nin apoliis ton doulon Sou Despota, kata


to rima Sou en Irini. Oti idon I
ofthalmi mou to Sotirion Sou, O
itimasas kata Prosopon panton ton
laon; Fos is apokalipsin Ethnon ke
Doxan Laou Sou Israil.

THE

GOD-RECEIVER

Lord, let Thy servant now depart


in Peace, according to Thy Word. For
my eyes have seen Thy Salvation,
which Thou hast prepared before the
sight of all Nations;
a Light to
Lighten the Gentiles, and the Glory
of Thy people Israel.

P RIE ST

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17.

THE PRIEST

PRAYS QUIETLY:

Kyrie, O Theos imon, O klinas Ouranous


ke katavas epi Sotiria tou genous ton
anthropon, epide epi tous doulous
Sou ke epi tin Klironomian Sou.
Si gar to Fovero ke Filanthropo Kriti I Si
douli ipeklinan tas kefalas, tous de
afton ipetaxan avhenas, ou tin ex
anthropon anamenontes voithian,
alla to Son perimenontes Eleos ke tin
Sin apekdehomeni Sotirian.
Ous
diafilaxon en panti kero ke kata tin
parousan esperan ke tin prosiousan
nikta, apo pantos ehthrou, apo pasis
antikimenis energias diavolikis, ke
dialogismon mateon ke enthimiseon
poniron.

THE LITANY
O Lord our God, Who bows the Heavens
and descends for the Salvation of
mankind: look upon Thy Servants
and upon Thine Inheritance.
For unto Thee, the Formidable and
Loving Judge, have Thy Servants
bowed their heads, and submissively
inclined their necks, expecting not
help from men, but awaiting Thy
Mercy and hoping for Thy Salvation,
with which Thou preserve them at all
times, during this present evening,
and in the approaching night, from
every enemy, from all adverse powers
of the evil one, from vain thoughts
and from wicked imaginations.

THE PRIEST CONTINUES ALOUD:

Ii to Kratos tis Vasilias Sou Evlogimenon Blessed and Glorified is the Power of
ke Dedoxasmenon, tou Patros, ke
Thy Kingdom, of the Father, and
tou Iiou, ke tou Agiou Pnevmatos, nin
ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,


now and forever, and unto the Ages
of Ages.

Amen

PASCHAL APOSTICHA IDIOMELON MID PENTECOST

Pentikiostis

efestiken i ton imeron


mesotis, en i Hristos, paragimnosas
amidros Theikin dinastian, Paraliton
sinesfigxe, logo Afton tis klinis
exanastisas
ke
Theoprepos
thavmatourgon
en
ostrakino
somatic, tis anthropis edorisato tin
Eonion Zoin, ke to Mega Eleos.

TONE 1

The

Midpoint of the Fifty Days has


arrived.
On this Day, Christ
revealed His Divine Authority,
bracing the Paralytic and by His
Word, raising him from his bed.
And working Miracles befitting His
Divinity, although in a Body of Clay,
He granted to mankind Eternal Life,
and Great Mercy.

PASCHAL IDIOMELA- MID PENTECOST TONE 2

Mnisthiti

tis sinagogis Sou, is ektiso


ap arhis.

Remember

En

to Iero epestis is Sofia tou Theou,


mesousis tis eortis, didaskon ke
eleghon tous apithis Ioudeous, tous
Phariseous, ke Grammatis, ke voon
parrisia pros Aftou.
O Dipson,
erhestho pros me, ke pineto Idor
Zoiron, ke ou mi dipsisi is ton eona,
O Pistevon tie mi hristotiti potami
refsousin ek tis kilias aftou zois
Eoniou. O tis Agathotitos, ke tis
Efsplaghnias Sou, Hriste O Theos
imon: Doxa Si.

Thou

Thy Congregation Thou


acquired from the beginning.
were present in the Temple
Thou, the Wisdom of God, about the
middle of the Feast, and Thou
taught,
and
reproved,
the
unbelieving Judeas, the Pharisees
and Scribes, and Thou openly cried
out to them: Let him who thirsts
come to Me and drink the Living
Water! And he will never thirst in
Eternity! He who believes in My
Goodness will have Rivers of Eternal
Life flowing out of his belly! Such is
Thy
Benevolence,
and
Thy
Compassion, O Christ our God!
Glory to Thee!

En Irini tou Kyriou deithomen.


Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Anothen Irinis ke tis Sotirias

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PEACE

PRIEST
PEOPLE

ton
psihon imon, tou Kyriou deithomen

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Irinis

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Papa

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis poleos

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper efkrasias

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper pleonton,

PEOPLE

ke Patriarhou imon
T H E O D O R O U ke tou Arhiepiskopou
imon (- - - N A M E - - - ), tou Timiou
Presviteriou,
tis
en
Hristo
Diakonias, pantos tou Klirou ke tou
laou tou Kyriou deithomen.

taftis, pasis poleos, horas,


ke ton Pisti ikounton en aftes tou
Kyriou deithomen.
aeron, eforias ton karpon
tis gis ke keron irinikon tou Kyriou
deithomen.

odiporounton, nosounton,
kamnonton, ehmalonton ke tis
Sotirias afton tou Kyriou deithomen.

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou risthine imas apo pasis thlipseos,
orgis, kindinou ke
Kyriou deithomen.

Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou, Soson,

anangis,

tou

Eleison ke Diafilaxon
imas O Theos ti Si Hariti.

Lord have mercy


For the Peace of

the whole
world, the stability of the Holy
Churches of God, and for the Union
of all, let us pray to the Lord

PRIEST

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Agiou

Ikou toutou ke ton meta


Pisteos, Evlavias ke Fovou Theou
isionton
en
afto,
tou
Kyriou
deithomen.

In Peace let us pray to the Lord


Lord have mercy
For the Peace from Above, and

the Salvation of our souls, let us


pray to the Lord
PEOPLE

tou simpantos Kosmou,


efstatias ton Agion tou Theou
Ekklision ke tis ton panton enoseaos
tou Kyriou deithomen.

Amin
16.

OF

Lord have mercy


For this Holy House,

and for
those who enter it with Faith,
Reverence and the Fear of God, let
us pray to the Lord.

PRIEST

Lord have mercy


For our Pope and

Patriarch
and
our
(T H E O D O R O S )
Archbishop (- - - N A M E - - - ), for the
Honourable
Presbytery,
the
Diaconate in Christ, for all the
Clergy and the people, let us pray to
the Lord

PRIEST

PRIEST

Lord have mercy


For this city, for every city and

land, and for the Faithful who dwell


in them, let us pray to the Lord

Lord have mercy


For temperate weather,

for
abundance in the earths yield and
for peaceful times, let us pray to the
Lord.

PRIEST

PRIEST

Lord have mercy


For travellers by sea, land, and

air; for the sick and the afflicted;


for captives; and for their Salvation,
let us pray to the Lord.
PEOPLE

Lord have mercy


For our Deliverance

from all
tribulation, wrath, danger and
necessity, let us pray to the Lord.

PRIEST

PEOPLE
PRIEST

Lord have mercy


Help us, Save us, have Mercy on

us, and Preserve us, O God, by Thy


Grace.
PEOPLE

Amen

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5.

Tis

Panagias,
Ahrantou,
Iperevlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou
Marias meta panton ton Agion
mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
ke pasan tin zion imon Hristo to Theo
parathometha.

 MAKE

Si Kyrie
Oti prepi

Commemorating our All-Holy,


Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious
Lady, the Mother of God and everVirgin Mary, with all the Saints, let
us commit ourselves and one
another, and all our whole Life to
Christ, our God.

PRIEST

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW DOWN TO GOD


PEOPLE

Si

pasa

Doxa,

Timi

ke

PRIEST

For

PEOPLE

HYMN

OF THE

THE

O Lord

to Thee is due all Glory,

Honour and Worship: to the


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

Proskinisis to Patri ke to Io ke to
Agio Pnevmati nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

Amin

To Thee,

Amen

EVENING INCENSE

CONGREGATION

Kyrie

Lord,

Katevthinthito

Let

i prosevhi mou os
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson
mou Kyrie!

I cry out to Thee: hear me, O


Lord! O Lord, when I cry out to
Thee, hear me! Hear my voice, when I
cry out to Thee! Hear me, O Lord!

my Prayer rise before Thee like


incense - the lifting up of my hands
as the Evening Sacrifice. Hear me, O
Lord!

Parashou Kyrie
Ta kala ke simferonta tes psihes imon ke

anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie,


tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos
estin.

If

Thou, O Lord, should mark


transgression, O Lord, who would
stand?
For there is Forgiveness
with Thee.

Parestin i mesotis imeron, ton ek sotirou Here,


arhomenon Egerseos, Pentikosti de ti
Thia sfragizomenon, ke lampi tas
lamprotitas, amfoterothen ehousa, ke
enousa tas dio, ke parine tin Doxan
profenousa, tis despotiis, Analipseos
simninete.

at last, is the Midpoint of the


Days that commence with the Saving
Resurrection
from
the
dead,
reaching their limit and ending with
Holy Pentecost. And it shines with
Radiance that it gets from both of
them, thus uniting the two Feasts. It
is dignified in that it manifests the
Glory of our Masters Ascension that
is yet to come.

6.

of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited


for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.

PASCHAL VESPERS SERVICE MID PENTECOST 24-25 MAY 2016

PRIEST

PEOPLE

tis Zois imon en


Irini ke Metania ektelese, para tou
Kyriou etisometha...

PEOPLE

anodina,
anepeshinta,
irinika
ke
Kalin
Apologian tin epi tou foverou
Vimatos tou Hristou etisometha...

PEOPLE

Tis

Panagias,
Ahrantou,
Iperevlogimenis, Endouxou Despinis
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou
Marias meta panton ton Agion
mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
ke pasan tin Zoin imon Hristo to Theo
parathometha

PRIEST

CHOIR

MAKE

THE

SIGN

OF THE

Agathos ke Filanthropos Theos


iparhis
ke
Si
tin
Doxan
anapempomen to Patri ke to Io ke
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

Amin
Irini pasi!
Ke meta tou pnevmatos Sou
Tas kefalas imon to Kyrou klinate
OF THE

To Thee, O Lord

CROSS &

Oti

SIGN

BOW DOWN TO

GOD

For Thou art a good God Who


Loves mankind, and to Thee we
ascribe Glory: to the Father, and
to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and always, and to the ages of
ages.

PRIEST

Amen
PRIEST Peace be to all...
PEOPLE And to thy spirit...
PRIEST Let us bow our heads to the Lord...
PEOPLE

CROSS &

BOW DOWN LOW TO

PEOPLE

Si Kyrie

Grant this, O Lord


Calling to remembrance

our
All-Holy,
Pure,
Most
Blessed and Glorious Lady,
Theotokos and Ever-Virgin
Mary, with all the Saints, let us
commit ourselves and one
another, and our whole Life, to
Christ our God.

Si Kyrie

THE

Grant this, O Lord


For a Christian end

to our Life,
peaceful,
without
shame
and
suffering, and for a Good Account
before the Awesome Judgement Seat
of Christ, let us ask of the Lord...

PRIEST

Parashou Kyrie

MAKE

Grant this, O Lord


For the completion

of our Life in
Peace and Repentance, let us ask of
the Lord...

PRIEST

Parashou Kyrie
Hristiana ta teli tis Zois imon,

PEOPLE

Grant this, O Lord


For all that is Good and Beneficial

to our souls, and for the Peace of the


world, let us ask of the Lord...

Parashou Kyrie
Ton ipolipon hronon

Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because


Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi
ton Kyrion.

PEOPLE

irini to kosmo, para tou Kyriou


etisometha...

PASCHAL PROSOMIA TONE 4

Ean

For Forgiveness and Remission of


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

PRIEST

plimelimaton imon, para tou Kyriou


etisometha...

MUST STAND

PSALM 140/141 TONE 2

ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou.


Isakouson
mou,
Kyrie.
Kyrie,
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou,
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson
mou Kyrie.

Signomin ke afesin ton amartion ke ton

ALMIGHTY GOD

To Thee, O Lord

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15.

Sou Mega ke Plousion Eleos.

Kyrie eleison [3]


Oti Eleimon ke

Filanthropos Theos
iparhis,
ke
Si
tin
Doxan
anapempomen, to Patri ke to Iio ke
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

Amin

sing, and for the people here


present, who await Thy Great and
Abundant Mercy.

Lord have mercy [3]


For Thou art a Merciful and Loving God
and to Thee we ascribe Glory: to
PE OPLE

the Father, and to the Son, and to the


Holy Spirit, now and forever, and
unto the Ages of Ages.

Amen

THE PRIEST

QUIETLY PRAYS:

Kataxioson, Kyrie, en ti espera tafti,


anamartitous filanthine imas.
Evlogitos i, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron
imon, ke eneton ke dedoxasmenon to
Onoma Sou is tous eonas.
Amin.
Genito, Kyrie, to Eleos Sou ef imas,
kathaper Ilpisamen epi Se.
Evlogitos i, Kyrie, didazon me ta
Dikeomata Sou
Evlogitos i, Despotis, sinetison me ta
Dikeomata Sou.

O Lord, keep us this evening without sin.

Evlogitos i, Agie, Fotison me tis Dikeomasi


Sou.
Kyrie, to Eleos Sou is ton eonon.
Ta Erga ton Hiron Sou mi paridis.
Si prepi Enos, si prepi Imnos, Si Doxa

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, God of our


Fathers, and praised and Glorified is
Thy Name unto the Ages.
Amen
O Lord, let Thy Mercy be upon us for we
have set our Hope in Thee.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy
Commandments.
Blessed art Thou, O Master: grant me
Understanding
of
Thy
Commandments.
Blessed art Thou, O Holy One: Enlighten
me with Thy Commandments.
Lord, Thy Mercy is forever!
Do not despise the Works of Thy Hands.
To Thee is due Praise, to Thee is due song,

prepi,  to Patri ke to Iio ke to Agio


Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous eonas
ton eonon.
Amin
LITANY OF FERVENT

to Thee is due all Glory:  to the Father,


and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now
and forever, and unto the Ages of ages.
Amen
SUPPLICATIONS

Plirosomen tin Esperinin Deisin imon


to Kyrio...

Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou, Soson,

Eleison ke Diafilaxon
imas, O Theos ti Si Hariti.

Amin
Tin esperan Pasan telian, Agian, Irinikin

Let us complete our Evening


Prayer to the Lord...

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Lord, have Mercy


Help us, Save us, have

Mercy on
us, and protect us, O God, by Thy
Grace.

PRIEST

PRIEST

Amen
That the

Parashou Kyrie

PEOPLE

Grant this, O Lord

Angelon Irinis, Piston Odigon, Filaka ton

PRIEST

ke anamartiton, para tou Kyriou


etisometha...

psihon ke ton somaton imon, para


tou Kyriou etisometha...

Parashou Kyrie
14.

PEOPLE

whole evening may be


Perfect, Holy, peaceful and sinless,
let us ask of the Lord...

For an Angel of Peace, a Faithful


Guide, a Guardian of our souls and
bodies, let us ask of the Lord...

PEOPLE

Grant this, O Lord

PASCHAL VESPERS SERVICE MID PENTECOST 24-25 MAY 2016

Ikouse

Zion

Apo

From

Ingiken

Coming is the Abundant Pouring Forth

ke
evfranthi
i
Sion,
evangelisthisis tis Hristou Anastaseos,
i de Pisti Aftis goni igalliasanto,
touton theasameni, ke eklinonta
Pnevmati
ripon
hristoktonias.
Evtrepizete panigirizousa, tin ton
ekateron evfrosinon mesotita.

Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo


filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton
Kyrion.
i tou Thiou dapsilis, hisis epi
pantas, osper gegrapte, Pnevmatos i
prothesmia kiritti, imievthisa, tis
meta Hristou Thanaton, ke Tafin ke
Anastasin, par aftou dedomenis,
apsevdous Mathites iposheseos, tin
tou Paraklitou dilousis epifanian.

heard and was jubilant with Joy


when the Resurrection of Christ was
proclaimed to her.
Her Faithful
Offspring exulted, and were glad
when they saw our Lord alive again.
From the stigma of Christicide He
will Cleanse by the Holy Spirit. She
prepares for the Festive observance
of the Most Joyful Midpoint between
the two important Feasts.

the morning watch until night;


from the morning watch until night
let Israel Hope in the Lord.

of the Holy Spirit upon all, as Holy


Scripture states. And the appointed
times Midpoint today proclaims the
undoubted Promise made by Christ
after His Death and Burial, and
Divine Resurrection to His Holy
Disciples, in reference to the
upcoming manifestation of the
Paraclete.

FESTAL IDIOMELA ST JOHN THE BAPTIST & FORERUNNER


TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with

the Lord there is Mercy, and


with Him is Abundant Redemption;
and He will Redeem Israel from all
his transgressions.

afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton


Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou.

Makar,

Enite

Praise

Harin

Ioanni Prodrome, iper iliou


avgas anatilasa istrapsen, ek tis Gis i
Kara Sou, ke Pistous katelamprinen,
in osper Thion, thisavron ehontes,
plousian
harin
apariometha,
Agiazomeni, ke psihas ke somata, ke
logismous, ke panigirizontes, Se
Makarizomen.

ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni!


Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai!
aenaon vriousa, i Iera Kephali,
Sou
Makarie
Prodrome,
Ieri
Theofroni, Agnoounti mniete, os
epispefsas, Pisti ke Hariti, safos piite
taftis tin evrisin, Agiaxomenos, Sin
lao Theofroni ke Vasili, pistin tin
Orthodoxon, thermos kratinonti.

Blessed Foreunner, John, brighter


than the suns rays, Thy Head
dawned forth from the Earth, and
Enlightened the Faithful. Having it
as a Sacred Treasure, we obtain rich
Grace for ourselves, being Sanctified
in soul and body, and mind; and, as
we celebrate this Festival, we call
Thee Blessed.
the Lord, all Gentiles!
Him, all you people!

Praise

Blessed Forernner, Thy Sacred Head


that pours forth Grace Everlasting, is
revealed to an unsuspecting Priest of
Godly mind, who clearly sought for
it in Faith and Grace. And he, with
the Godly-minded People and King,
is
Sanctified
and
fervently
Strengthened in the Orthodox Faith.

Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef imas, For


ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton
eona.

His Mercy rules over us; and the


Truth of the Lord endures forever.

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7.

Tritin teloumen fanerosin, Sou tis septis O


Kepalis,
in
Trias
Estefanosen,
ektmithisan Endoxe, dia zilon ton
entheon, ke ti evresi, taftis agalonte,
Angelon taxis, Martyron sillogos, Thii
Apostoli, ke Profite apantes, meth on
imon, pantote mnimoneve, Kyriou
Prodrome.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


FESTAL PROSOMIA ST JOHN

THE

Thisavros

entheon
doreon,
i
theofrouritos kara Sou Prodrome, ek
ton tis Gis lagonon anetilen, in imis
Pistos arisameni, ke proskinountes
Endoxe, ploutoumen dia Sou Hristou
Vaptista, Thavmaton ta paradoxa, ke
ton ptesmaton tin sighorisin.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

Glorious John, we celebrate the Third


Appearance of Thy Revered Head,
which the Trinity Crowned after it
had been cut off on account of Thy
Divine Zeal. And Ranks of Angels,
the Assembly of Martyrs, the Holy
Apostles, and all the Prophets
Glorify its recovery!
With them,
remember us always, O Forerunner
of our Lord.

Glory

to the Father, and to the


Son, and to the Holy Spirit

BAPTIST - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

A Treasure of Godly Gifts is Thy Head,


O Forerunner. Guarded safely by
God, it came to light from the
hollows of the Earth. With Faith, we
gain possession of it, O Glorious
Baptist of Christ, and as we Venerate
it, we are Enriched through Thee by
the Wonders of Miracles and the
Foregiveness of transgressions.

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen
FOR MID PENTECOST TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Tis

Eortis Mesousis, tis Sis Hriste


Anastaseos, ke parousias tou Agiou
Sou Pnevmatos, sinelthontes ton
Thavmaton Sou, animnoumen ta
Mystiria, en i katapempson imin to
Mega Eleos.
PRAYER

At

OF THE

the Midpoint of the Feast of Thy


Resurrection, O Christ, and of the
Divine Coming of Thy Holy Spirit, we
have come together to extol the
Mysteries of Thy Miracles. We pray
The, on this Feast, send down upon
us Thy Great Mercy.

ENTRANCE

THE PRIEST CENSES AS BEFORE WHILE PRAYING:

Esperas ke proi ke mesimbrias, enoumen,


Evlogoumen,
Evharistoumen
ke
deometha Sou, Despota ton Apanton,
Philanthrope, Kyrie. Ketevthinon tin
prosevhin
imon,
os
Thimiama
Enopion Sou ke mi ekklinis tas kardias
imon is logous, i is logismous ponirias,
alla Rise imas ek panton ton
Thirevonton tas psihas imon. Oti pros
Se, Kyrie, Kyrie, i ofthalimi imon, ke
epi Si ilpisamen. Mi kateshinis imas,
O Theos imon.

At evening, at morning and at


midday we Praise, Bless and
give Thanks, and we pray to
Thee, O Master of all things, Lord
Who Loves mankind: Direct our
Prayer before Thee like incense,
and do not incline our hearts to
words or thoughts of evil, but
Deliver us from all who hunt our
souls. For we look to Thee, O
Lord, our Lord, and we hope in
Thee. Put us not to shame, O our
God!

LITANY

OF

FERVENT SUPPLICATION

Ipomen pantes ex olis tis psihis, ke exolis


tis dianias imon ipomen

Kyrie eleison
Kyrie Pantokrator, O Theos, ton Pateron
imon, deometha Sou, epakouson ke
eleison

Kyrie eleison
Eleison imas,

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

Evsevon

ke

imon (- - - N A M E - - - )

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper ton Adelfon imon, ton
Iereon, Ieromonahon, Ierodiakonon
ke Monahon, ke Pasis tis en Hristo
imon Adelfotitos

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

Eleous, Zois, Irinis,


igias,
Sotirias,
episkepseos,
sighoriseos ke afeseos ton amartion
ton doulon tou Theou, panton ton
efsevon ke Orthodoxon Hristianon,
ton katikounton ke parepidimounton
en ti poli ke
enopia tafti, ton
epitropon ke sindromiton tis ieras
Ekklisias taftis sin tis singenesin
afton...

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

ton Makarion ke
Aoidimon Ktitoron tis Agias Ekklisias
taftis, ke iper panton ke pason ton
proanapafsamenon Adelfon imon,
ton evthade efsevos kimenon, ke
apantahou Orthodoxon...

ton karpoforounton
ke kalliergounton en to Agio ke
pansepo Nao touto, kopionton,
psallonton ke iper tou periestotos
laou, tou apekdehomenou to para

8.

PASCHAL VESPERS SERVICE MID PENTECOST 24-25 MAY 2016

Lord have mercy


Have Mercy on

us, O God,
according to Thy Great Mercy, hear
us and have Mercy

PRI EST

PRI EST

Lord have mercy (3)


Let us pray for Pious

and

Orthodox Christians. (3)


PE OPLE

tou Arhipiskopou

Lord have mercy


Lord Almighty, the

God of our
Fathers, we pray Thee, hear and have
Mercy

PRI EST

PE OPLE

ton
Orthodoxon Hristianon

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

PE OPLE

PE OPLE

O Theos, kata to Mega


Eleos Sou deometha Sou, epakouson
ke eleison

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

Let us say, with all our soul and


with all our mind, let us say:

PRI EST

PRI EST

Lord have mercy


Let us pray for our Archbishop

(- - - N A M E - - - )
PE OPLE

Lord have mercy [3]


Let us pray for our

Brethren,
Priests, Hieromonks, Deacons, and
Monastics, and all our Brotherhood
in Christ

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Lord have mercy [3]


Also we pray for Mercy,

Life,
Peace, health, Salvation, Visitation,
pardon and forgiveness of sins for
the servants of God, all devout and
Orthodox Christians, those who
dwell in or visit this city and Parish,
the Wardens and members of this
Parish and their families and all who
have
asked
for
our
Prayers,
unworthy though we are

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Lord have mercy [3]


Also we pray for the

Blessed
and Ever-Remembered Founders of
this Holy Church, and for all our
Brethren who have gone to their rest
before us, and for the Orthodox
everywhere, and that they may be
pardoned all their offences, both
voluntary and involuntary.

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Lord have mercy [3]


Also we pray for those

who
bring offerings, those who care for
the beauty of this Holy and
Venerable House, for those who
labour in its service, for those who

PRI EST

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13.

Ke

este Kyrios is Onoma, ke is Simion


Eonion, ke ouk eklipsi, legi Kyrios O
Theos, O Agios Israil.
THE PROVERBS

OF

ISODOS THE ENTRANCE

cypress come up, and instead of the


nettle the myrtle shall come up.

anti de tis konizis, anavisete mirsini.

THE

And the Lord shall

be for a Name and


for an Everlasting Sign, and He shall
never fail! says the Lord God the
Holy One of Israel.

Evlogimeni

READER

Sofia!

P RIE ST

Proshomen!

I Sofia okodomisen Eafti Ikon, ke ipirise


Stilous Epta.

Esfaxe

ta Eaftis Thimata, ekerasen is


Kratira ton Eaftis inon, ke itimasato
tin Eaftis Trapezan.

The Reading
Prophecy of Isaiah

Wisdom!

from

BY

THE

Apestile tous Eaftis doulous, singkalousa She

Ke tis endeesi Frenon ipen: Elthate!


Fagete ton Emon Arton, ke piete inon
on ekerasa imin.

And to those in need of Discernment,


She said: Come! Eat My Bread and
drink the Wine I mixed for you.

Apolipete afrosinin, ina is ton eona


vasilefsite - ke Zitisate Fronisin, ina
viosite, ke katorthosate en Gnosi
Sinesin .

Forsake folly that you may reign


forever, and seek Wisdom so as to
Live, and improve your Knowledge
with Understanding.

O pedevon kakous

lipsete eafto atimian


- elenghon de ton asevi momisete
eafton.

He

elenghe kakous, ina mi misisosi Se,


elenghe sofon, ke Agapisi Se

Do not reprove evil men - they will hate

Mi

who
chastises evil
receives
dishonour to himself - he who
reproves the ungodly shall be
blamed himself.
you - reprove a wise man, and he
will Love you.

THE

ST SOPHRONIOS, PATRIARCH

CONGREGATION

of the Father Immortal, Heavenly,


Holy, Blessed Jesus Christ. Now that
we have come to the setting of the
sun and have seen the Evening Light,
we praise Father, Son and Holy
Spirit. For it is worthy that at all
times Thou should be praised by
voices encouraging, O Son of God,
the Giver of Life. For which cause the
Universe Glorifies Thee!

FESTAL PROKEIMENON TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Sofia!
Irini pasi!
Ke pnevmati sou!
Sofia!
Proshomen!

Wisdom!
Peace be unto all!
PEOPLEAnd to your spirit.
PRIEST Wisdom!
Let us attend!
The Prokeimenon of the 3
PRIEST

To

Eleos Sou, Kyrie, katadioxi me


pasas tas imeras tis Zois mou. (2)

Thy Goodness and Mercy, O


Lord, shall follow me all the days of
my life. (2)

Arhi

Sofias, Fovos Kyriou, ke vouli


Agion, Sinesis.

The beginning of Wisdom is Fear of our

To

de Gnone Nomon, dianias estin


Agathis.

Knowledge of the Law is

To

Touto gar to

tropo polin zisi hronon ke


prostethisete Si eti Zois sou.

12.

topon hlois, eki me kateskinosen, epi


idatos anapafseos eethrepse me.
Eleos Sou, Kyrie, katadioxi me
pasas tas imeras tis Zois mou.

characteristic

THE PROPHECY

of a good mind.

For

in this manner the years of your


Life shall be increased, and you will
live a long time.

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Tone

Surely

Kyrios pimeni me ke ouden me isterisi. Is The

Lord, and the Counsel of Saints is


Understanding.

rd

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TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Grant

the opportunity to a wise man,


and he will be wiser - instruct the
Righteous and they shall continue to
receive it.

JERUSALEM

O Gladsome Radiance of the Holy Glory

Didou

Sofo aformin, ke sofoteros este gnorize Dikeo, ke prosthisi tou


dehesthe.

OF

SING TOGETHER:

Ilaron Agias Doxis, Athanatou


Patros, Ouraniou, Agiou, Makaros,
Iisou Hriste! Elthondes epi tin iliou
disin,
idontes
Fos
Esperinon,
imnoumen Patera, Ion ke Agion
Pnevma, Theon. Axion Se en pasi
keris imnisthe fones esies, Ie Theou,
Zoin O didous dio O kosmos Se
Doxazi!

offered Her Sacrifices, and mixed


Her Wine in a Bowl, and prepared
Her Table.
sent Her servants, inviting people
with a lofty Proclamation to the
Wine,
saying:
He
who
is
undiscerning, let him turn aside to
Me!

PRIEST &

Fos

She

meta Ipsilou Kirigmatos epi Kratira,


legousa: Os estin afron, Ekllinato
pros Me!

Wisdom! Rise!

THE EVENING HYMN TONE 2

Let us attend!

Wisdom built Her House,


and She supported it with Seven
Pillars.

PRIEST

Sofia! Orthi.

the

READER

Blessed is the Entrance


of Your Saints

i Isiodos
ton Agion Sou.

KING SOLOMON 9: 1 - 11

Parimion to anagnosma.

CONGREGATION MUST STAND

THE PRIEST EXITS THE SANCTUARY THROUGH THE NORTH DOOR IN


PROCESSION, HOLDING THE HOLY GOSPEL BEFORE HIS FACE.

Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not


want. He makes me to lie down in
Green Pasterues; He leads me beside
Still Waters.

Surely

Thy Goodness and Mercy, O


Lord, shall follow me all the days of
my life.

THE HOLY PROPHECIES


O F M I C A H (4:2D, 3A, 5; 6:2-5A, 8; 5:3A, 3C, 4A)

Profitias Miheou to anagnosma.

READER

Sofia!

P RIE ST

Proshomen!

The Reading
Prophecy of Micah

Wisdom!

from

the

Let us attend!

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9.

Tade

legi Kyrios: ... Ek Sion exelefsete


Nomos, ke Logos Kyriou ex
Ierousalim.

Thus said the Lord: ...Out


of Zion the Law shall go forth, and
the Word of the Lord from
Jerusalem.

READER

Ke Krini ana meson laon pollon, ke


elegxi Ethni ishira, eos is makran.

And He will Judge between many


peoples, and rebuke strong Nations
afar off.

Oti pantes i lai porefsonte ekastos tin


odon aftou - imis de porefsometha
en Onomati Kyriou Theou imon, is
ton eona ke epekina.

For all the people shall walk each on


his own way - we will walk in the
Name of the Lord our God forever
and ever.

Tade legi Kyrios Pantokrator: Akousate Thus said the Lord Almighty:

Hear, O
mountains, and you valleys, the
Foundations of the Earth, for the
Judgement of the Lord, towards His
People, and He will and He will
challenge Israel, saying: O My
People! What have I done to you, or
how have I grieved you? How have
I troubled you? Answer Me!

ori tin krisin tou Kyriou, ke e


faranges, Themelia tis Gis, oti Krisis
to Kyrio pros ton Laon Aftou, ke meta
tou Israil Dieleghthisete, legon: Laos
Mou! Ti epiisa si i ti elipisa se? I ti
parinohlisa si? Apokrithiti Mi!

Dioti anigagon se ek Gis Egyptou, ke


ex Ikou doulias elitrosamin se, ke
exapestila pro prosopou sou ton
Moisin ke ton Aaron, ke Mariam.

I brought you out of the Land of


Egypt, and Redeemed you from the
House of Bondage! And I sent
before you Moses, and Aaron, and
Mariam.

Laos Mou, ti evoulefsanto kata sou i


ipenantii?

O My People, remember what your


enemies plotted against you.

I aningeli Si, anthrope, ti kalon, ke ti


Kyrios ekziti para Sou, all i, tou
piin krima, ke Agapan Eleos, ke
etymon ine tou porevesthe meta
Kyriou tou Theou Sou?

Has it not been told Thee, O Man,


what is Good? Or what does the
Lord require of Thee, but to do
Justice, and Love Mercy, and be
ready to walk with the Lord Thy
God?

Ke

And

stisete ke opsete ke pimani to


pimnion Aftou en Ishii Kyrios, ke en ti
Doxi Onomatos Kyriou Theou Afton
iparxousi, dioti nin megalinthisonte
eos akron tis Gis.
THE PROPHECY

OF

ISAIAH

He shall stand and see, and shall


shepherd His Flock in Peace in the
Strength of the Lord, for now they
will be Magnified unto the ends of
the Earth.
(55:1; 12:3-4; 55:2b-3a, 6-13)

Profitias Isaiou to anagnosma.

READER

Sofia!

P RIE ST

Tade

Proshomen!

legi Kyrios: I dipsontes,


porefesthe ef idor, ke osi mi ehete
argyrion, vadisantes agorasate, ke
fagete, ke piete, anev argyriou ke
timis, inon ke stear.

The Reading
Prophecy of Isaiah

Wisdom!

from

the

tade legi Kyrios Pantokrator imin:


Laos Mou:
antlisate idor met
Evfrosinis ek tion Pigon tou
Sotiriou, ke eris en ti imera ekini.

Thus

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My People:
draw Water with
Gladness from the Wells of
Salvation, and ---- in that Day.
Praise the Lord and call upon His
Name. Declare His Glorious Things
among the Gentiles and Exalt His
Name.

Laos

My People, listen to Me, and eat Good

to Kyrion, voate to Onoma


Aftou. Anangilate en tis Ethnesi tin
Doxan Aftou, mimniskesthe, oti
ipsothi to Onoma Aftou.
Mou: akousate Mou, ke fagesthe
Agatha, ke entrifisi en Agathis i
psihi imon.

Prosehete

tis
osin
imon,
epakolouthisate tes Odis Mou.

ke

Isakousate

Mou, ke zisete en Agathis i


psihi imon, ke diathisome imin
Diathinkin Eonion.

Things, and your soul will delight


in Good Things.

Give

heed with your ears and follow


My Ways.

Listen to Me, and your soul shall live in


Good things, and I will make with
you an Everlasting Covenant.

Zitisate

Seek the Lord and when you find Him,

Epikalesesthe

- inika d an engizi imin,


apolipeto O asevis tas odous aftou,
ke anir anomos tas voulas aftou, ke
epistrafito epi Kyrion ke eleithisete,
oti epi poli afisi tas amartias imon.

And when He draws near to you, let the

Ou gar isin e Voule Mou, osper e voule


imon, oud osper e O di imon e O di
Mou, legi Kyrios.

For My Counsels are not your


counsels, neither are your ways My
Ways.. says the Lord.

All os apehi O Ouranos apo tis Gis,


outo apehi i Odos Mou apo ton odon
imon, ke ta dianoimata imon apo tis
Dianias Mou.

But as distant as Heaven is from


Earth, so are My Ways distant from
your ways, and your thoughts from
My Mind.

Os gar an katavi O ietos, i hion ek tou


ouranou ke ou mi apostrafi eos an
methisi tin gin, ke ekteki, ke ekvlastisi,
ke do sperma to spironti, ke arton is
vrosin, outos este to Rima Mou - O
ean exelthi ek tou Stomatos Mou.

For as rain falls down, or snow from


heaven, and does not return until it
saturates the ground, and brings
forth and produces, and gives seed
to the Sower, and bread for food, so
shall My Word be whatever
proceeds from My Mouth.

Ou mi apostrafi eos an telesthi osa an


ithelisa, ke evodoso tas odous sou, ke
ta Entalmata Mou.

It shall not return until It accomplishes


whatever I Willed, and I shall
prosper
your
Ways
and
My
Commandments.

En gar Evfrosini exelefsesthe, ke en


Hara didahthisesthe, ta gar ori ke i
vouni exalounte prosdehomeni imas
en Hara!

For you shall go forth with Gladness,


and shall be taught with Joy, for the
mountains and hills shall exult to
receive you with Joy!

ton Kyrion, ke en to evriskin


Afton, epikalesasthe.

call upon Him.


ungodly man abandon his ways, and
the lawless man, his counsels, and
let him return to the Lord, and He
will have Mercy on him, for He shall
abundantly forgive your sins.

Ke panta ta xila tou agrou epikrotisi tis And


kladis afton.

Ke
10.

For thus says the Lord Almighty to you:

Imnite

Let us attend!

said the Lord: You


who thirst go to the water, and all
who have no money, go and buy
wine and fat, and eat and drink
without money and price.

READER

Oti,

anti tis stivis anavisete kiparissos,

all the trees of the fields shall


applaud with their branches.

And instead of the broom tree shall the

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11.