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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

Festal Vespers Hymns


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St Kyriake
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8. F E S T A L V E S P E R S H Y M N S – S T K Y R I A K E THE GREAT MARTYR – 5 JULY


Festal Vespers Hymns - St Kyriake of Nicomedia
& St Thomas of Mount Maleon
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS

HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE


THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me,
mou. Isakouson mou, Kyrie. O Lord! O Lord, when I cry out
Kyrie, ekekraxa pros Se, to Thee, hear me! Hear my
isakouson mou, proshes ti foni
tis deiseos mou, en to
voice, when I cry out to Thee!
Hear me, O Lord! Abbot Georgios Kapsanis of Gregoriou
kekragene me pros Se,
isakouson mou Kyrie.
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee like When Marriage becomes truly a Holy Mystery,
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis incense - the lifting up of my
ton hiron mou Thisia Esperini. hands as the Evening Sacrifice. it removes the couple and their physical wedlock
Isakouson mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord! away from the old world that is unredeemed and without God -
MENAION - FESTAL STIHERA- ST THOMAS OF MT MALEON – TONE 1 the world of egotism and decay and Death -
Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark and places them in the New, Theanthropic World
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness of the Kingdom of Heaven,
with Thee. and of the Love of the Church.
Theofengi Se Fostira, Pater epegnomen, We have come to know Thee, O Father,
tes noites aktisi, katavgazonta as a Divinely Radiant Beacon,
kosmon, ke Skotos ekmiount tis Enlightening the world with shafts of
paniras, ton demonon sighiseos, tin Spiritual Light, dispelling the
Fotoforon Sou mnimin. Othen Pistos, Darkness of the evil tumult of
Eortazomen Makarie. demons! Wherefore, we celebrate
Thy Brilliant Memory with Faith, O
Blessed!
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
ton Kyrion.
Perifanis en to vio, pale genomenos, Thou were resplendent in Thy former
plouto ke dinastia, Monazonton to life, O Father Thomas, with riches
shima, Osios imfiaso, Pater Thoma, and power. Thou clothed Thyself in
tin ptohian mimoumenos, tou di’ the Monastic habit, O Venerable,
imas sarkothentos. Othen pollis, Se emulating the Poverty of Him Who
Harismasin eploutise. became Incarnate for our sake!
Wherefore, He made Thee rich, with
many Spiritual Gifts!

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THEOTOKION – TONE 2
Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night;
Tin pasan Elpida mu, is se anatithimi, I have committed my every Hope wholly filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
Mitir tou Theou, filazon me ipo tin unto Thee, O Mother of God. Keep Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.
Skepin Sou. me under Thy Shelter.
Stylos Piros oratos Se, Theos Odigise, With a Pillar of Fire leading Thee to the
RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE
pros Sotirian Pater, pros galinis Calm Harbour, God openly Guided
BOOK – “NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON limena, pros ormon apathias idor ti Thee to Salvation, O Father. By Thy
SOU...” – TRISAGION PRAYERS Si, prosevhi de anevlise, ke avleptousi Prayer, Thou caused water to spring
to velpin, ke tis holis evdromian forth, granting sight to the blind and
MENAION – FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST KYRIAKE – TONE 4
edorisato. the lame to walk.
FESTAL STIHERA – ST KYRIAKE – TONE 2
I Amnas Sou Iisou, krazi megali ti foni. Thy Lamb, O Jesus, cries aloud to
Se Nymphie mou potho, ke Se zitousa Thee: “For my Bridegoom do I Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
athlo, ke sistavroume ke sinthaptome yearn, and seeking Thee I now afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
to Vaptismo Sou. Ke pasho dia Se, os contest, and I am Crucified and Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
Vasilefso Sin Si, ke hnisko iper Sou, Buried with Thee in Thy Baptism. I his transgressions.
ina ke ziso en Si All’ os Thisian suffer for Thy sake, so that I may Martys, Athlifore tou Hristou, estis pro O Martyr of Christ, bravely facing the
amomon prosdehou tin meta pothou reign with Thee. I die for Thee so vimaton andrios, Hriston kirittousa, Tribunals, Thou proclaimed Christ
tithisan Si. Aftis Presvies, osos that I may also Live in Thee! Accept stavrosin ekousion katadexamenon, Who Condescended voluntarily to be
Eleimon, soson tas pshihas imon me as an unblemished sacrifice as I ke desmis omilisasa, ke pases ekies, crucified. Shackled and suffer all
offer myself to Thee with Love.” At herousa anedrames pros ta Ourania, manner of tortures, Thou joyfully
her Entreaties and Intercessions, O dimis ap’ eonos Martyron, hastened to the Celestial Courts, to
Merciful, Save our soul! sinarithmithisa ke Doxis, join the Ranks of Martyrs who from
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, diaionizousis apolavousa. ages past were Perfected, and in
and to the Holy Spirit Eternal Glory evermore Rejoice
MENAION – FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST KYRIAKE – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!
Kallierima ofthis ke Thima Agion, Thou were seen as a Holy, Auspicious
prosevekousa to Plasti tin katharan Sacrifice, when Thou offered Thy Logou, tou fanentos epi Gis, Nymphi Thou were shown to be a chosen Bride
Sou psihin, in edoxase Hristos, O Creator Thy Pure and Holy Soul, eklekti anedihthis, Kyriaki Alithos, of the Word of God Who Appeared
karteropsihe. Othen ke vrii dia Sou, Glorified by Christ, O Unflinching kalli dialampousa, entheon prxeon, on Earth, O Kyriake, glowing with the
tis timosi Se Pistois, tas Haritas iper soul. Hence He pours forth Gifts of ke tis Thias athliseos, fedres aglaies. Beauty of Thy Godly Deeds as Thou
psammon, Kyriaki Athlofore, os Grace more numerous than grains of Othen ton Ouranion thalamon okisas, were, and the Glorious Radiance of
Eleimon ke Filanthropos. sand to the Faithful who praise Thee, entha, os Parthenos ke Martys, Thy Divine Contest. Hence, Thou
O Kyriake, Laural Bearer, for He is Pantote hroevousa panton, ton hast begun to dwell in the Celestial
Merciful and Loves mankind. mnimonevonton Sou mnimoneve. Hall. Therein having joined in the
Chorus as a Virgin Martyr forever,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
remember us all who Commemorate
eonon. ages. Thee.
Amin Amen Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
THEOTOKION- TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever.
Here, Pili Kyriou i adiodevtos! Here, Hail, O Impassable Gate of the Lord! eona.
Tihos ke Skepi ton prostrehonton is Hail, Wall and Shelter of those who Rizis, evkleous Kyriaki, klados oreotatos From a Noble Root, O Kyriake, as a
Se! Here, Ahimaste Limin ke take refuge in Thee! Hail, O ofthis, karpon sotirionm feron tis most beautiful branch Thou
Apirogame! I tekousa en Sarki ton Stormless Haven and Unwedded One athliseos, ta katorthomata, ke sprouted, bearing Salvific Fruit – the
piiton Sou ke Theon, Presvevousa mi who brought forth in the Flesh Thy marenon en hariti, fita asvias. Othen Endurance of Thy Martyric Feats –
Ellipis iper ton animnounton ke Maker and Thy God! Ceaselessly tin paieron, mnmin Sou sevomen, and causing the weeds of impiety to
Proskinounton ton Tokon Sou. Intercede on behalf of those who potho ke Lipsanon tin thikin, nin wither by Grace. Hence, with
extol and worship the Son Thou periptissometha Harin, ex aftis iaseon longing, we revere Thy Holy Memory,
R ETURN TO V E SPE RS S ERV ICE Bore. lamvanontes. and we now caress Thy Sacred
B OOK F OR D ISM ISSAL
Reliquary, receiving Divine Grace
B LE SSINGS AND P RAYE RS  that Heals infirmities.
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit

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MENAION - FESTAL STIHERA - ST KYRIAKE - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 Pro podon sou gar erragi, osper who had boasted that he would set
Ek dexion tou Sotiros, paresti i Parthenos At the right Hand of the Saviour, stood strouthian pezomenos. his own throne above the Heavens,
but, instead the wretch was
ke Athliforos ke Martys, perivevlimeni the Victorious Virgin and Martyr,
shattered, crushed like a little bird
tes arêtes to aittiton, ke pepikilmeni vested with the invincibility of Virtue
by Thy feet.
Eleo tis Agnias, ke to emati tis and adorned with the Oil of Purity
athliseos, ke voosa pros Afton en and the blood of Contest, and loudly, Ipomenon ipemina ton Kyrion, ke I waited patiently for the Lord, and He
agalliasi, tin lampada katehousa. Is with exultant Joy, she exclaims while proseshe mi, ke isikouse tis deiseos heeded me; and He heard my
osmin Myrou Sou edramon, Hriste O holding her lamp, “I have run after mou. Supplication.
Theos, oti tetrome tis Sis Agapis ego, Thee for the aroma of Thy Myrrh, O
mi horisis me Nymphie Epouranie. Christ our God, for I am wounded
Tis plakos tin varitita, ke piros tin As Thou suffered beneath the weight of
katakafsin, Theiki pronia Angelos the stone, and the burning flame, by
Aftis tes ikesies katapemspon imin, with Thy Love. Do not leave me, O
tahista, tin men os fillon anedixe, tin the Master’s Providence an Angel
Pantodiname Sotir ta Elei Sou. Heavenly Bridegroom!” At her
de avran endroson, ia pale tis pesi, was sent. At his Appearance the
Entreaties, O Almighty Saviour, send
tou teartou i orasis, meth’ on ekrazes. heavy stone became light; the
down Thy Great Mercy.
Sou to Eleos Mega Paniktirmon. burning fire turned into Refreshing
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Othen sevo githomeni, Sou to Dew, as it did for those Servants
eonon. ages. panimniton Onoma. once when the Fourth Appeared. 1
Amin Amen And Thou cried out: O Tender-loving
Lord, Great is Thy Mercy. Now
THEOTOKION – TONE 4
Rejoicing, I adore Thine All Lauded
O dia Se Theopator Profitis David, The Forefather and Prophet of God, Name.”
Melodios peri Sou proanefonise, to David, through Thee, cried out in Ke estisen epi petran tous podas mou And He established my feet on a Rock
Megalia Si piisanti. Paresti i Vasilissa Song concerning Thee, to the One ke katiithine ta diavimata mou. and kept straight my steps.
ek Dexion Sou, Se gar ‘Mitera’ Who has done Magnificent Things
‘Proxenon Zois’ anedixen, O apator ek for Thee. The Queen stands at Thy Katharotita somatos, ke psihis tin Thou continually possessed total bodily
Sou enanthropise Evdokisas Theos, Right Hand, for God, Who gladly lamprotita, ktisameni Pantote ofthis chastity and a shining soul, making
ina tin Eaftou anaplasi Ikona, became Man through Thee, without amomos. Si gar Nimphion pothisasa, Thee above reproach. In Thy desire
ftharisan tis pathesi, ke to Planithen father, has proclaimed Thee kat’ ehnos evadisas, noitou Myrou for the Bridegroom, Thou followed
orialoton evron, Provaton tis omis “Mother,” and Host of Life, so that Semni, Kyriaki aidime, ke nin Him, like sweet Myrrh and Perfume.
analavon, to Patri proagagi, ke to He might Restore in us His Image, Presveve, ton Sotira ton olon lisin O Ever-Lauded and Decorous
idio Thelimati, tes Ouranies Sinapsi which was corrupted by Passion. doune, oflimaton tis en Pisti, Kyriake, Intercede with our Saviour
Dinamesi, ke Sosi Theotoke ton Having found the Stray Sheep caught peitelousi tin mnimin Sou. to forgive us our offences as with
kosmon Hristos O ehon, to Mega ke in the mountains, He laid It on His Faith we now keep Thine Annual
Plousion Eleos. Shoulders, and brought it to His Memory.
Father, and by His own Free Will, He ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
RETURN TO VESPERS SERVICE BOOK placed it among the Heavenly Hosts, and to the Holy Spirit
– PRAYER OF THE ENTRANCE – and will Save, O Theotokos, the MENAION - FESTAL APOSTICHA – ST KYRIAKE – TONE 2
world - Christ, Who has Great and
“FOS ILARON . . .” 
Abundant Mercy. En poli tou Theou imon, en Ori Agio In the City of our God, in His Holy
THE PROKEIMENON -TUESDAY EVENING - PSALM 22: aftou, eki kateskinosen i Agia, tin Mountain, is where Kyriake made her
lampada asveston tirisasa. Dwelling, and kept her lamp from
O Theos, antiliptor mou i. To Eleos Sou Thou art my Defender, O Lord, and Thy Akousomen tis Parthenou egkomion. going out. Hear the praise of this
propsithasi me. Mercy shall go before me. O Parthenia, Naos Theou! O Virgin: “O Virginity, the Temple of
STIHOS Exelou me ek ton ehthron mou, VERSE Deliver me from my enemies, O Parthenia, Martyron Doxe O God! O Virginity, the Glory of the
O Theos, ke ek ton epanistmenon ep’ God, and Protect me from those who Parthenia. Angelon simmetohe. Martyrs! O Virginity, the partner of
emi Litrose me. rise up against me. Angels!”
O Theos, antiliptor mou i. To Eleos Sou Thou art my Defender, O Lord, and Thy Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
propsithasi me. Mercy shall go before me. eonon. ages.
FESTAL APOSTICHA – ST KYRIAKE – TONE 4 Amin Amen
Poliodina vasana, ipostine Panedoxe, O All Glorious Martyr, of Thine own will
andriko fronimati iitomolisas, ke to Thou bravely underwent the various
Ellinon Sevasmata, os konin eleptinas. tortures for the Lord; and in so
To gar stheni tou Stavrou, ton doing Thou pulverised the idols of
antipalon ektinas, ton kavhomenon, pagan Greeks. By the Power of the
iperanothen astron Thronon Thine. Cross Thou extinguished the enemy 1
THIS IS A REFERENCE TO THE 3 HOLY YOUTHS AND THE ANGEL IN THE FURNACE.
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