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soma, ton pathon ileftherosas, ke and body of passions.

Thou
seafton itimasas, tou Pnevmaos prepared Thyself to be the dwelling
katagogion. Elthon gar O Hristos Sin of the Holy Spirit, for Thou became
to Patri, monin para Si epiisato. Ke the Companion of the
tis Omoousiou Triados, Theapon Consubstantial Trinity, for Christ
genomenos, Megalokirix Euthymie, Who Alone shows us the Father, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
Presveve iper ton psihon imon. came to live in Thee, O All Praised
Euthymios. Intercede with Him for Archdiocese of Good Hope
our soul.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon. ages.
Amin. Amen
Festal Vespers Hymns
THEOTOKION – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Makarizomen Se Theotoke Parthene, ke Blessed art Thou, O Virgin Theotokos,
Doxazomen Se i Pisti kata hreos, tin and we Glorify Thee – as Duty Bound USED TOGETHER WITH THE SERVICE BOOKS
polin tin asiston, to Tihos, to Arrikton, Faithful – O Unshakable City! O
tin Arrigi prostasian, ke katafigin ton Indestructible Wall! O Firm and

20 January 2018
psihon imon. Steadfast Protection and Refuge for
our soul!
“NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” 

St Euthymios the Great


FESTAL APOLYTIKION –ST EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT - TONE 4
Eufrenou erimos i ou tiktousa, Sing, O Desolate Land that did not bear,
euthimison i ouk odinousa. Oti be Encouraged, you who have not

of Melitene, Armenia
eplithine Si tekna, anir epithimion ton been in labour. For a man, greatly
tou Pnevmatos, evsevia fitesas, Beloved of the Spirit, has multiplied
egkratia ekthrepsas, is areton your Children. He planted them in
Also the Feast of St Euthymios the Silent Schemamonk of
teliotita. Tes Aftou ikesies, Hriste O Godliness; he reared them in Self-
Theos, Irininefson tin Zoin imon. control, and he raised them to Kiev Caves Monastery – St Laurence the Recluse of
Perfection in Virtue. At his Kiev Far Caves Monastery – St Euthymios of
Intercessions, O Christ our God, Syanzhemsk, Vologda – St Inna, St Pinna & St Rimma,
grant Peace to our Life. Disciples of St Andrew First Called Apostle of Christ,
Holy Martyrs of Scythia (Bulgaria) – St Bassos, St
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Eusebios, St Eutychios & St Basilides, Holy Martyrs of
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Nicomedia – St Euthymios, Patriarch of Trnovo &
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Bulgaria – St Zachariah, New Martyr of
Amen Peloponnesos, Greece – St Euthymios Kereselidze the
Amin Confessor of Georgia
THEOTOKION – TONE 4
To ap’ eonos apokrifon, ke Angelis Through Thee became manifest to us
Agnoston Mystirion, dia Sou Theotke on Earth, and Angels who knew not -
tis epi Gis perfanerote. Theos en which was hidden from Eternity - the Our Eternal Gratitude to Pater Seraphim Dedes & all the contributing Translators for
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LITANY OF FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS 


FESTAL APOSTICHA –ST EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Heris os Euthymias Arhi, tis Ekklisias Rejoice, O Venerable Father, for Thou
gegonos Pater Osie. Ti Si gar gennisi art the Cause of Good Courage for
Festal Vespers Hymns _ St Athanasios & St Cyril pasas, eretikon tas ormas, ek Theou the Church! By Thy Birth, all the
pronias apekrousato. Dio Se assaults of heretics were repelled by
Kindly use the Service Book until this point, then carefully follow instructions feronimon, Onomazi Euthimion. Ton
Ouranion, Ousion de ta tagmata,
the Providence of God! Therefore,
He named Thee ‘Euthymios’ or ‘Good
with regard to these Hymns Haras eplisas, ti sou viou lamprotiti, Courage.’ Thou filled the Rands of
is ke sinavlizomenos, fotos te Heavenly Beings with Joy by the
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE
pliroumenos, ke panolviou ke Thias, Brilliance of Thy Life! Now, as Thou
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
enapolavon ellampseos, Hriston nin make Thy Dwelling with them –
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2
Disopi, tes phihes imon dothine, to filled with Light, and enjoying the
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me, Mega Eleos. Most Blessed and Divine Radiance –
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry Entreat Christ to grant our soul, His
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear Great Mercy.
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to Timios enantion Kyriou O Thanatos Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord! tou Osiou Aftou. Death of His Holy One.
mou Kyrie.
Ravdo ti tou Stavrou stirihthis, tis Made firm by the Staff of the Cross,
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee anomias tous himarrous exiranas. Thou dried up the sea of iniquity.
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of Himarroun trifis de Thias, ke Spiritually watered by the Stream of
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Paradisou Pigin, noeros Pammakar Divine Sweetess and the Rivers of
mou Kyrie! Sacrifice. Hear me, O Lord! potizomenos, Pigas Sotirious, en ti Paradise, Thou revealed Springs of
FESTAL STIHERA – ST EUTHYMIOS OF MELITENE, ARMENIA – TONE 1 erimo anedixas. Epiroes de, Thiou Salvation in the desert! Thou were
Pnevmatos Osie, pienomenos, osper watered like a palm tree with
Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark fini anedrames, ipsos pros Streams of the Divine Spirit. Thou
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would Epouranion. Ke stylos pirimorphos, hastened to the Heights of Heaven, O
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness othis Theofron ke pliris, fotoidous Venerable One, showing Thyself as a
with Thee. epilampseos, Hristou. On disopi, tes Fiery Pillar of Light-Bearing
Pater Euthymie ton Son, Tokon O Father Euthymios beforehand to psihes imon dothine, to Mega Eleos. Radiance. Therefore, Divinely Wise
prokatingile, stalis Ouranios Angelos, announce Thy birth a Heavenly One: Entreat Christ to grant our soul
os tou lastisantos, ek nidios stiras Angel was sent,. Like John, Thou His Great Mercy.
Ioannou. Toutou gar, edihthis zilotis came from a womb of a barren Makarios anir O fovoumenos ton Blessed is the man who Fears the Lord.
ekmagion te, aktimon aikos. Vaptistis woman and Thou showed Thyself to Kyrion, en tes Entoles Aftou thelisi He will delight exceedingly in His
ke oresitroros, iperlampsas, tis apiris be his follower. Thou were homeless sfodra. Commandments.
Thavmasi. and spurned possessions, sharing
his way of life. Like the Baptist, Ontos eos skinis Thavmastis, eos tou Thou hast passed over indeed with Joy
Thou sustained Thyself in the Ikou tou Theou Pammakariste, and Gladness of soul to the
mountains, shining forth with diilthes agalliasi, ke evfrosini psihis, Wonderful Tabernacle – the House of
boundless Miracles. entha ihos Pater eortazontos, terpnis God. There, O Most Blessed Father,
akousomenos, ke glikias imniseos, ke Thou listen to the beautiful voices,
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited tis afrastou, thimidias ke terpseos, the sweet Hymns and Ineffable
Kyrie, ipeien i psihi ou is ton Logon for Thee; my soul waited for Thy genisomenos, en methexi Euthimie. Is Delight of those who keep the Feast.
Sou. Ilpisen i psihi moue pi ton Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord. monis efiemenos, tin sarka enekrosas. Thou share in their Beauty, O
Kyrion. Is ke epetihes Thia, Dikeosini Euthymios. This, alone Thou desired
Pater Euthymie Karpos, efis men O Father Euthymios, Thou brought kosmoumenos, Hriston iketevon, ton as Thou crucified Thy flesh, and
stiroseos, all’ ofthis ontos poligonos. forth Fruit from barrenness,. Thou parehonta to kosmo, to Mega Eleos. Thou reached it – adorned with the
Ek gar tou spermatos, tou were shown to have many Children Righteousness of God. Entreat
pnematikou Sou, Monaston peplirote, indeed, for the desert that once was Christ to grant the world His Great
i erimos i prin adiodeftos. Ke in trackless, was filled with Monks – Mercy.
iketeve, dorithine tes psihes imon, tin Thy Spiritual Offspring. Pray now ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Irinin, ke to Mega Eleos. that our souls may be granted Peace and to the Holy Spirit
and Great Mercy!
Osie Pater, ouk edokas ipnon Sis Thou granted Thine eyes no sleep, O
Apo filakis proias mehri niktos. Apo From the Morning Watch until night; ofthalmis, oude tis vlefaris Sou Righteous Father, nor Thy eyelids
filakis proias elposato Israil epi ton from the Morning Watch until nistagmon, eos ou tin psihin ke to slumber, until Thou freed Thy soul
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halaze. hurled as from an engine of war. Kyrion. night, let Israel Hope in the Lord.
Aganaktisi kat’ afron idor thalassis - The waters of the sea will be vexed with Pater Euthymie O Sos, Vios anipervlitos, i O Father Euthymios, Thou excelled in
potami de sigklisousin apotomos them - rivers will wash over them Pistis ontos Orthodoxos. Ke gar ek Thy Life, and Thy Faith was truly
. relentlessly. praxeon, pros ipsilotatin, theorian Orthodox. Through activity Thou
Antistisete aftis pnema dinameos, ke os A powerful wind will oppose them, and ilasas, Sofias endietima, en dio reached the Highest Vision, and
fisesin, ena sevon tis Triados Hriston, became a Dwelling of Wisdom. Thou
lelaps eklikmisi aftous. like a storm, it will winnow them.
O presvevis, iper ton psihon imon. worshipped Christ in two Natures as
Ke erimosi pasan tin Gin anoia, ke i One of the Trinity: Intercede with
kakopragia peritrepsi Thronous And lawlessness will lay waste all the Him for our soul.
Dinaston. Earth, and wrongdoing will overturn FESTAL HYMN – ST EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT – TONE 4
Akousate oun, Vasilis, ke sinete! the Thrones of Rulers.
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par’ For wih the Lord there is Mercy, and
Listen, therefore, O Kings, and afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is abundant Redemption.
Mathete, Dikaste perto Gis! understand! Israil ek pason ton anomion Aftou. And He will Redeem Israel from all
Enotisasthe i Kratountes plithous, ke
Learn, O Judges of the Earth! his transgressions.
gegavromeni epi ohlis Ethnon. Give ear, Rulers of multitudes, and O ek nidios mitros igiasmenos, ote to From Thy mother’s womb Thou were
pride yourself over a multitude of panteforon omma tin prothesin, ke Sanctified when the Eye of Him Who
Nations. tin ropin pros ta krittona, sees all things perceived Thy
Oti edothi para Kyriou i Kratisis imin, ke epigomenin, anepistrofos Sou Purpose and desire, ever leading
Dinastia para Ipsistou. For Power from our Lord was granted to proeorake, tote Pammakarist doron towards Higher Things. O Most
you, and your Lordship from the Theosdoton, tis Euthimias Feronimon, Blessed One, He declared Thee to be
Most High! meminikos Se, tin ton fisanton lii a Gift of God – the Namesake of
THE BOOK OF THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON 4 : 7 - 15 katifian. Othen ek refous Good Courage. He loosened the
Sofias Solomontos to anagnosma. The Reading is from the Book of the proigmenos, to evergeti Theo sorrow of Thy parents. Thou
evirestisas, on iketeve Sose, ke Fotise advanced from infancy, pleasing
Wisdom of Solomon.
tas psihas imon. God, our Benefactor. Beseech Him to
Sofia! Proshomen! Wisdom! Let us attend! Save and Enlighten our soul.
Enite ton Kyrion, panta to Ethni, Praise the Lord, all You Gentiles!
Dikeos ean fthasi teleftise, en anapafsi Although a Righteous man may die epenesate afton, pantes i lai. Praise Him, all you peoples!
este. before his time, he shall be at rest. O Harismaton Entheon peplismenos, Se Christ found Thee to be a clear
Gyras gar Timion, ou to plihronion, Old age, therefore, is not honoured for os akilidoton, esoptron Pater evron, Reflection of Divine Revelations. He
oude arithmo eton memetrite, polia its length of existence, nor measured Hristos ton Thion emfaseon, lampras Enlightened Thee with the Radiant
de esti fronisis anthropis, ke ilikia by its number of years, but ikiou, marmarigas Fotos Si Splendour of His Light. He filled
gyros, ios akilidotos. Discernment is grey hair for existrapsen, entevthen iaseon, Thee with Divine Gifts, O Father.
mankind, and a Spotless Life is the afthonos ofthis pigi, diatrofi te Thou were revealed to be a Source
Maturity of Old Age. limottousi, ke ton dipsonton, di’ flowing with Healings, a Feeder of
Evarestos Theo genomenos, igapithi, ke There was once a man who was epourias ardon tin efesin. Tas the Hungry, Watering with Rains the
psihikas de diathesis oron, Sou to Desire of those who Thirsted.
zon metaxi amartolon, metetethi. pleasing to God and Loved by Him,
Logo Sofos eveltious Theo. On iketeve Looking upon souls as Pledges, O
and while living among sinners he
Sose, ke Fotise tas psihas imon. Wise One, by Thy Teaching, Thou
was taken up.
helped them towards God. Entreat
Irapagi, mi kakia allaxi Sinesin aftou, i He was caught up lest evil change his Him to Save and Enlighten our soul.
dolos apatisi psihin aftou. Understanding, or deceit deceive his Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
soul.
ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever.
Vaskania gar falotitos amavri ta ala, ke For envy arising from lack of eona.
remasmos epithimias metalevi noun Judgement, obscures what is Good, O Theoria ke Praxi dialampsas, Sou O As a Standard and Excellent Model of
akakon. and a whirling of desire undermines
men Isangelos Vios kanon aretis, ke Virtue Thine Angelic Life Shone with
an innocent heart.
Haraktir akrivestatos, ton Vision and Activity for those who
Teliothis en oligo, eplirose hronous He was made Perfect, having fulfilled eroumenon, Theo latrevin en teliotiti. desire to Worship God in Perfection.
makrous - aresti gar in Kyrio i psihi long years in a short time - for his O Sos de Theosofos Logos Euthymie, Thy Divinely-Wise Teaching, O
aftou. soul was Pleasing to our Lord. Triada sevin edidaxe, Hriston de ena, Euthymios, taught all to Worship the
Dia touto espefsen ek mesou ponirias. Therefore, He took him early from the en dio fisesi gnorizomenon. Ke tas Trinity, that Christ is known to be
Synodous isarithmous, ti tetraktii ton One in two Natures, and that the
midst of evil.
Evangelion Hristou. On Iketeve Sose, Synods were equal in number for
I de lai idontes ke mi noisantes, mide People saw this but did not undertand, ke Fotise tas psihas imon. Christ’s four Gospels. Entreat Him
thentes epi diania to tiouton, oti Haris nor take such a thing to heart, for to Save and Enlighten our soul.
ke Eleos en tis Osiis Aftou, ke Episkopi Grace and Mercy are with His Holy
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✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, were at Peace.
and to the Holy Spirit Ke gar en opsi anthropon ean And although in man’s view they were
ST EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT OF MELITENE, ARMENIA – TONE 3 kolasthosin, i Elpis Afton Athanasias punished, their Hope is full of
pliris. Immortality.
Afierothis to Theo ek kilias mitrikis, os As another Samuel, O Father
allos Samouil, Pater Euthymie, Euthymios, Thou were dedicated to Ke oliga pedefthentes, Megala And although chastened in a few
feronimos gegonas, Euthymia ton God from Thy mother’s womb. Evergetithisonte, oti O Theos things, Great Kindness will be shown
Piston, Monazonton Vaktiria, ke Indeed, Thou were fittingly named, epirasen aftous, ke evren aftous them, for God tested them, and
Edreoma, tou Agiou Pnevmatos for Thou art Good Courage to all Axious Eaftou. found them Worthy of Himself.
Katharon ikitirion. Etise imin tis Faithful – a Foundation and Pillar of Os hrison en honevtirio edokimasen Like gold in a furnace He tested them,
Timosi Se to Mega Eleos. the Monasticism, and a Sanctified aftous, ke os Olokarpoma Thisias and accepted them as a Whole Burnt
Temple of the Holy Spirit. Pray for prosedexato aftous. Offering.
us who Honour Thee, that we may be
granted Mercy. Ke en kero Episkopis afton And at the time of their Visitation, they
analampsousi, ke os spinthires en will shine forth, and they will run
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of kalami diadramounte. about like sparks through straw.
eonon. ages.
Krinousin Ethni, ke Kratisousi laon, ke They will Judge Nations, and Rule over
Amin Amen Vasilefsi afton Kyrios is tous eonas. peoples, and the Lord shall Reign
THEOTOKION – TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE over them unto the Ages.
Mitir men egnosthis, iper fisin Thou were known to be a Mother I Pepithotes ep’ Afton, Sinisousin Those who Trust in Him will
Theotoke, eminas de Parthenos, iper surpassing nature, O Theotokos, and Alithian, ke i Pisti en Agapi Understand Truth, and the Faithful
logon ke ennian, ke to Thavma tou yet Thou remained a Virgin, in a prosmenousin Afto, oti Haris ke Eleos shall continue with Him in Love, for
Tokou Sou, erminefse glossa ou manner exceeding speech and en tis Osiis Aftou, ke Episkopi en tis Grace and Mercy are upon His Saints,
dinate. Paradoxou gar ousis tis thought. And no language is capable Eklektis Aftou. and in His Elect.
sillipseos Agni, akataliptos Estin O of explaining the Wonder of Thy THE BOOK OF THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON 5 : 15 – 6 : 3
tropos tis kiiseos. Opou gar voulete Childbirth! O Pure Maiden, Thy
Theos, nikate fiseos taxis. Dio Se Conception was Paradoxical, hence Sofias Solomontos to anagnosma. The Reading is from the Book of the
pantes Mitera tou Theou ginoskontes, the manner of Thy Child-bearing is Wisdom of Solomon
deometha Sou ektenos. also Incomprehensible. For Sofia! Proshomen! Wisdom! Let us attend!
whenever God so Wills, nature’s
THE ENTRANCE – “FOS ILARON...”  order is over-ridden. Wherefore,
acknowledging Thee as the Mother Dikei is ton eona zosi, ke en Kyrio O The Righteous live forever, and their
of God, to Thee we all intently pray: misthos afton, ke i frontis afton para Reward is with the Lord, and their
Intercede for the Salvation of our Ipsisto. Care is by the Most High.
soul. Dia touto lipsonte to Vasilion tis Therefore, they shall receive a Kingly
PROKEIMENON - FRIDAY EVENING - PSALM 58: evprepias, ke to Didima tou Kallous Dwelling of Dignity and a Diadem of
ek Hiros Kyriou, oti ti Dexia Aftou Beauty from the Hand of the Lord,
O Theos, antiliptor mou i. To Eleos Thou art my Defender, O Lord, and Skepasi aftous, ke to Vrahioni for He will Shelter them with His
Sou propsithasi me. Thy Mercy shall go before me. Iperaspii Afton. Right Hand, and Protect them with
STIHOS Exelou me ek ton ehthron mou, VERSE Deliver me from my enemies, O His Arm.
O Theos, ke ek ton epanistmenon ep’ God, and Protect me from those who Lipsete panoplian, ton zilon Aftou, ke As His full Armour He will take His
emi Litrose me. rise up against me. oplopiisi tin Ktisin is aminan ehthron. Zeal, and will turn His Creation into
O Theos, antiliptor mou i. To Eleos Thou art my Defender, O Lord, and Weapons against His enemies.
Sou propsithasi me Thy Mercy shall go before me Endisete Thoraka, Dikeosinin, ke As a Breastplate He will wear
THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON 3 : 1 – 9 perithisete Koritha, Krisin Righteousness, and as a Helmet,
Sofias Solomontos to anagnosma. The Reading is from the Wisdom of Anipokriton. Impartial Judgement.
Solomon. Lipsete aspida Akatamahiton Osiotita, As an Unconquerable Shield He will
Sofia! Proshomen! Wisdom! Let us attend! oxini de Apotomon Orgin is Romea. take Holiness, sharpening His
Relentless Wrath as a Sword.
Dikeon psihe en Hiri Theou, ke ou mi The souls of the Righteous are in the Sinekpolemisi Afto O Kosmos epi tous And the Universe will fight with Him
apsite afton vasanos. Hands of God, and no torture will parafronas. against the senseless.
ever touch them.
Edoxan Porefsonte evstohi volides astrapon, ke Well-aimed flashes of Lightning will
en ofthalmis afronon tethnane, Their departure in the sight of the os apo ekiklou toxou ton nefon, epi strike, and leap to their target as
ke elogisthi kakosis i exodus afton, ke undiscerning was considered to be skopon alounte. from a well drawn bow of clouds.
i af’ imon poria sintrimma, i de isin misfortune, and their passing from
en Irini. us to be their destruction – but they Ke ek petrovolou thimou pliris rifisonte And hailstones full of anger will be

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