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THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDONG TO ST LUKE 4 : 16 – 22

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To kero ekino, ilthen O Iisous is Nazara, At that time, Jesus went to Nazareth,

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ou in tethrammenos. where He had been brought up.
Ke isilthe kata to iothos Afto en ti imera And as His custom was, He went on the
ton Savvaton is tin Sinagogin, ke
anesti anagnone.
Sabbath Day into the Synagogue, and
stood up to read. Archdiocese of Good Hope
Ke epedothi Afto Vivlion Isaiou tou And He was handed the Book of Isaiah
Profitou. the Prophet.
Ke anaptixas to Vivlion ever ton topon And when He had opened the Book, He
ou in gegrammenon: “Pnevma
Kyriou ep’ Eme, ou ineken ehrise
found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns
Me, evangelisasthe ptohis apestalke for He has sent Me to Heal the USED WITH THE MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY SERVICE BOOKS

1 September
me, iasasthe tous sintetrimmenous broken-hearted, to Proclaim Liberty
tin kardian, kirixe ehmalotis afesin to the captives and recovery of
ke Tiflis anavlepsin, apostile sight to the blind, to set at Liberty
tethrafsmenous en afesi, kirixe those who are oppressed, to
eniafton Kyriou dekton.” Proclaim the acceptable Year of the BEGINNING OF THE LITURGICAL YEAR (7528) - THE
Lord.” INDICTION
Ke ptixas to Vivlion apodous to ipireti And He closed the Book and gave it Also the Feast of ST SYMEON THE STUDITE & his devout Mother, St Martha, of
ekathise. back to the Attendant and sat down. Cilicia - St Ammoun the Deacon & the 40 Ascetic Virgin Martyrs of
Heraclea, Thrace – St Joshua Son of Nun – St Callista, St Evodos & St
Ke panton en ti Sinagogi i ofthalmi isan And the eyes of all who were in the
Hermogenes, Sibling Martyrs of Nicomedia –– St Meletios the New of
ateniontes afto. Synagogue were fixed upon Him.
Cappadocia - St Evanthia – St Ethalas, Deacon, of Persia
Irxato de legin pros aftous: “... oti He began by saying to them: “...Today
simeron peplirote i Grafi afti en tis this Scripture is fulfilled in your
osin imon.” hearing.”
Ke pantes emartyroun Afto ke And all bore witness to Him, and
ethavmazon epi tis Logis tis Haritos marvelled at the Gracious Words
tis ekporevomenis ek tou Stomatos that proceeded out of His Mouth.
Aftou.

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agkales ton elevtherotin ton psihon Righteous Elder, for Thou hast
The Indiction imon, harizomenon imin ke tin
Anastasin
received in Thine arms the Deliverer
of our souls, Who bestows upon us
Resurrection.
FESTAL APOLYTIKION OF ST SYMEON THE STYLITE - TONE 1
“Indiction” is a term given to identify an era or epoch of years of the calendar that
was first used in the late third century to date agricultural and land tax cycles Ipomonis Stilos gegonas, zilosas tou Thou became a Pillar of Patience, and
in Roman Egypt. propatoras Osie, ton Iob en tis the Ancient Fathers Thou equalled
By the late fifth century the Indiction became widely used throughout the pathesi ton Iosif en tis pirasmis ke tin and rivalled; Thou rivalled Job in
Mediterranean. ton Asomaton Politian iparhon en Sufferings, Joseph in Temptations,
Its use is still reflected in the Christian Church Calendars. The Indiction in the somatic. Symeon Patir imon Osie, and the Lifestyle of the Incorporeals
Orthodox Church is 1 September. Presveve Hristo to Theo, sothine tas while in the flesh. Therefore, O our
Psihas imon. Righteous Father, Symeon, Intercede
While the measure of a day and year have been labeled, and changed over the with Christ God to Save our souls!
THE PARISH APOLYTIKION 
years, for time immemorial, the tagging of a period of years has varied
FESTAL KONTAKION - THE INDICTOS - TONE 4
throughout history.
Eras or epochs of years have been measured from various starting points have O ton Eonon Piitis ke Despotis - Thee O Eternal Creator and Master - O God of
been based on various events. These measures have included counts based ton olon iperousie ontos, tin eniafsion all, transcending all that exists: we
upon the cycle of Olympiads, epochs starting from the founding of Rome, on the Evlogison periodon, Sozon to Elei earnestly entreat, that in Thine
reigns of Monarchs such as used today in Japan (the Meiji or Showa eras), from Sou, to apiro Iktirmon, pantas tous Infinite Mercy, Thou will Bless the
the formation of earth, and so on. latrevontas, Si to mono Despoti, ke year, and Save all who worship Thee
In much of the world today the enumeration of years is based on the Birth of our ekvoontas Fovo Litrota: EVFORON Who art our Only Master, and we cry
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ - although this practice, or epoch, did not PASI TO ETOS HORIGISON. out in Fear: O Redeemer: GRANT US
become common for centuries after Dionysius Exiguus, a Scythian Monk A HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS YEAR.
established this starting point in 527. RETURN TO THE SERVICE BOOK 
In the third century in the Roman Empire an epoch measurement became popular PROKEIMENON –PSALM 146 & 134 - TONE 4
and was known as “the Indiction.”
When Indictions began to be used (circa 287), it originated as a cycle of five years. Megas O Kyrios imon, ke megali i ishis Great is our God, and Great is His
By 314 an Indiction cycle of fifteen years appeared, which became the common Aftou. Strength.
measure at the same time that Emperor Constantine the Great recognised Enite ton Kyrion, oti Agathos Kyrios. Praise the Lord, for He is Good.
Chrsitianity. Psalate to Onomati Aftou, oti Kalon.
The use of Indictions for dating documents not related to taxes began in the mid- THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO ST TIMOTHY 2: 1 – 7
fourth century. FAITHFULNESS IN PRAYER
Each indiction itself was not distinctly identified, only the year within the Indiction.
Thus, an Indiction may need reference to some other significant event in order Teknon Timothee, parakalo oun proton My Son, Timothy: I exhort first of all
to identify a specific Indiction. Additionally, different systems of calculating the panton piisthe Deisis, prosevhas, that Supplications, Prayers,
Indictions came into use, of which the following are most common: entevxis, evharistias, iper panton Intercessions, and Thanksgiving be
In the Eastern Roman Empire, in the Greek or Constantinopolitan Indictions the first anthropon, iper Vasileon ke panton made for all men, for Kings and all
day (of the new year) of the Indiction Year was established initially as 23 ton en iperohi onton, ina iremon ke who are in authority, that we may
September, which was the birthday of Emperor Augustus. This date also isihion vion diagomen en pasi evsevia lead a quiet and Peaceful Life in all
became the start of the Eastern Orthodox Church Year. ke semnotiti. Goodness and Reverence.
By late fifth century the start of the New Year shifted to 1 September, , which is the Touto gar kalon ke apodekton enopion This is good and acceptable in the Sight
present day beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year. tou Sotiros imon Theou, os pantas of God our Saviour, Who desires all
In the West, the Imperial or Western Indiction on 24 September was adopted as the anthropous theli Sothine ke is men to be Saved and to come to the
beginning of the New Year, apparently based upon calculations under the Epignosin Alithias elthin. Knowledge of the Truth.
authority of the Venerable St Bede. Later, in the ninth century Roman or
Pontifical Indictions were introduced in the West that began the year on either
Is gar Theos, is ke mesitis Theou ke For there is one God and one Mediator
25 December or 1 January. anthropon - Anthropos-Hristos Iisous, between God and men - the Man-
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Indiction O dous eafton antilitron iper panton, Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself a
to Martyrion keris idiis, is O etethin Ransom for all, to be Testified in due
ego Kirix ke Apostolos – Alithian lego time, for which I was appointed a
en Hristo - ou psevdome, Didaskalos Preacher and an Apostle – I am
Ethnon en Pisti ke Alithia. speaking the Truth in Christ and not
lying – a Teacher of the Gentiles in
Faith and Truth.

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Soson imas, Iie Theou, O en Agiis Save us, O Son of God, Who art
Thavmastos, psallontas Si: Wondrous in Thy Saints, who sing
Allilouia! to Thee: Alleluia!
Os How great, O Lord, is the abundance
Festal Matins Hymns – The Indiction
2. poli to plithos tis hristotitos Sou, 2.
Kyrie, is ekripsas tis fovoumenis of Thy Goodness Thou hide for
Se, exirgaso tis elpizousin epi Se those who fear Thee, which Thou
enantion ton nion ton anthropon. will work for those who Hope in Kindly use the Service Book until this point,
✶ then carefully follow instructions with regard to these Hymns
thee in the sigh of the sons of
mankind. ✶ PSALM 117 /118
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
3. Agapisate ton Kyrion pantes i Osii 3. Love the Lord, all you His Saints, for
Aftou, oti Alithias ekziti Kyrios ke the Lord seeks out Truth, and He Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
antapodidosi tis perissos piousin repays those who act with great Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
iperifanian.✶ arrogance.✶ Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
4. Andrizesthe, ke krateoustho i kardia 4. Be courageous, and let your heart be 1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
imon, pantes i elipizontes epi Strengthened – all who Hope in oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
Kyrion. ✶ the Lord.✶ 2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove
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3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. ✶
THIRD FESTAL ANTIPHON – TONE 2
(Chanted with the Festal Apolytikion) Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
1. Si prepi imnos, O Theos, en Sion, ke 1. It is fitting to sing a Hymn
to Thee FESTAL APOLYTIKION APOLYTIKION - THE INDICTION - TONE 2
si apodothisete evhi en in Zion, O God, and a Vow shall
Ierousalim.✶ be rendered to Thee in O pasis Dimiourgos tis ktiseos, O kerous O Creator of all the Universe, who have
Jerusalem. ✶ ke hronous en ti idia exousia placed times and seasons under
themenos, Evlogison ton Stefanon, Thine own Authority; Bless, O Lord,
2. Epeskepso tin gin ke emethiss aftin, 2. Thou Visited Earth and watered it; tou eniaftou tis Hristotitos Sou, Kyrie, the Crown of this year of Thy
eplithinas tou ploutise aftin. O Thou Enriched it abundantly; the filatton en Irini tous Vasilis ke tin Kindness, keeping in Peace Thy
potamos tou Theou eplirothi River of God is filled with Water; Polin Sou, Presvies tis Theotokou, Kings and Thy City; by the
idton. Itimasas tin trofin afton, Thou prepared their food, for Mone Filanthrope. Intercessions of the Theotokos, O
oti outos i etimasia.✶ thus is Thy Preparation thereof.✶ Only True Friend of mankind.
3. Tou avlakas aftis methison, lthinon 3. Water its furrows, multiply its ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ta gennimata aftis en tes stagosin fruits, with its raindrops the land and to the Holy Spirit
aftis evfranthisete anatellousa. will be gladdened when it FESTAL APOLYTIKION - ST SYMEON THE STYLITE - TONE 1
Ke to onoma Kyriou produces fruits. And call upon
epikalesome.✶ the Name of the Lord.✶ Ipomonis Stilos gegonas, zilosas tou Thou became a Pillar of Patience, and
SMALL ENTRANCE HYMNS propatoras Osie, ton Iob en tis the Ancient Fathers Thou equalled
pathesi ton Iosif en tis pirasmis ke tin and rivalled; Thou rivalled Job in
FESTAL APOLYTIKION - THE INDICTION – TONE 2 ton Asomaton Politian iparhon en Sufferings, Joseph in Temptations,
somatic. Simeon Patir imon Osie, and the Lifestyle of the Incorporeals
O pasis Dimiourgos tis Ktiseos, O O Creator of all the Universe, who have Presveve Hristo to Theo, sothine tas while in the flesh. Therefore, O our
kerous ke hronous en ti idia exousia placed times and seasons under Psihas imon. Righteous Father, Symeon, Intercede
themenos, Evlogison ton Stefanon, Thine own Authority; Bless, O Lord, with Christ God to Save our souls!
tou eniaftou tis Hristotitos Sou, Kyrie, the Crown of this year of Thy
filatton en Irini tous Vasilis ke tin Kindness, keeping in Peace Thy Kings Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous Eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
Polin Sou, Presvies tis Theotokou, and Thy City; by the Intercessions of eonon.
Mone Filanthrope. the Theotokos, O Only True Friend of Amin Amen
mankind. THEOTOKION – TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE
FESTAL APOLYTIKION - THEOTOKOS – TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE
Here Keharitomeni Theotoke Parthene. Hail, O Theotokos Virgin Full of Grace:
Here Keharitomeni Theotoke Parthene. Hail, O Theotokos Virgin Full of Grace: Ek Sou gar anetilen O Ilios tis for from Thee has shone forth the
Ek Sou gar anetilen O Ilios tis for from Thee has shone forth the Dikeosinis, Hristos O Theos imon, Sun of Righteousness, Christ our
Dikeosinis, Hristos O Theos imon, Sun of Righteousness, Christ our fotizon tous en skoti. Evfrenou ke God, giving Light to those in
Fotizon tous en skoti. Evfrenou ke God, giving Light to those in si Presvita Dikee, dexamenos en darkness. Be glad also, Thou
si Presvita Dikee, dexamenos en darkness. Be glad also, Thou agkales ton elevtherotin ton psihon Righteous Elder, for Thou hast

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imon, harizomenon imin ke tin received in Thine arms the Deliverer Polin Sou, Presvies tis Theotokou, and Thy City; by the Intercessions of
Anastasin of our souls, Who bestows upon us Mone Filanthrope. the Theotokos, O Only True Friend of
Resurrection. mankind.
S M ALL LI TANY 
FIRST FESTAL KATHISMATA - THE INDICTION - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
O kerous karpoforous ke ietous, O Provider of Seasons, producing
Ouranothen Parehon tis epi gis, ke fruit and of rains from the heavens
nin prosdehomenos, tas etisis ton for those on Earth, accept now the
doulon Sou, apo pasis litrose anangis Fervent Prayers that Thy servants
tin polin Sou. I Iktirmi ke gar Sou, is present to Thee, and Deliver Thy
panta ta Erga Sou. Othen tas City from every necessity. And
isodous evlogon ke exodous, ta Erga may Thy Tender Mercies be
katefthinon ef imas ton hiron imon, lavished on all Thy Works.

Festal Divine Liturgy Hymns & Readings


ke ptesmaton tin afesin, dorise imin Therefore, we Entreat Thee, Bless
O Theos. Si gar ex ouk onton ta our comings and goings, rightly
simpanta, os dinatos is to ine Guiding the works of our hands for
parigages. our benefit O our God, and bestow
on us Forgiveness of our every
1 SEPTEMBER – INDICTION – NEW LITURGICAL YEAR
offence. For Thou art the One Who
brought the Universe from FIRST FESTAL ANTIPHON – TONE 2
nonexistence into being, as the
One Who can. 1. Makarios anir, os ouk eporevthi en 1. Blessed is the man who walks not in
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, vouli asevon ke en odo amartolon the counsel of the ungodly, nor
ouk esti ke epi kathedra limon ouk stands in the way of sinner, nor
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
ekathisen. sits in the seat of the
eonon. forever, and to the ages of ages.
troublesome.
Amin Amen Through
Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, the Intercessions of the
O kerous karpoforous ke ietous, O Provider of seasons, producing fruit Soson imas. Theotokos, Save us.
Ouranothen Parehon tis epi gis, ke and of rains from the heavens for
nin prosdehomenos, tas etisis ton those on earth, accept now the 2. All’i en to Nomo Kyriou to Thelima 2. But his will is in the Law of the
Aftou, ke en to Nomo Aftou Lord, and in His Law he
doulon Sou, apo pasis litrose anangis Fervent Prayers that Thy servants
meletisi imeras ke niktos. ✶ meditates day and night.
tin polin Sou. I Iktirmi ke gar Sou, is present to Thee, and deliver Thy
panta ta Erga Sou. Othen tas City from every necessity. And 3. Ke este os to xilon to pefitevmenon 3. He shall be like a tree planted by
isodous evlogon ke exodous, ta Erga may Thy tender Mercies be para tas diexodous ton idaton, O streams of waters, that produces
katefthinon ef imas ton hiron imon, lavished on all Thy Works. ton karpon Aftou dosi en kero its fruit in its season; and his leaf
ke ptesmaton tin afesin, dorise imin Therefore, we entreat Thee, Bless Aftou, ke to fillon Aftou ouk shall not wither, and whatever he
O Theos. Si gar ex ouk onton ta our comings and goings, rightly aporriisete. Ke panta, osa an pii, does shall prosper. ✶
simpanta, os dinatos is to ine guiding the works of our hands for katevodothisete. ✶
parigages. our benefit O our God, and bestow
on us forgiveness of our every 4. Oti ginoski Kyrios Odon Dikeon, ke 4. For the Lord knows the Way of the
offence. For Thou art the One Who odos asevon apolite.✶ Righteous, but the way of the
brought the Universe from ungodly shall perish. ✶
nonexistence into being, as the ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
One Who can. ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA - ST SYMEON THE STYLITE - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Engkratia ton vion Sou katekosmisas, ke Blessed Father, assaults of the enemy of Amin ✶ Amen ✶
nekrosas to soma Sou exifanisas, tou mankind disappeared, once Thou
SMALL LITANY 
ehthrou tas prosvolas Pater Makarie. mortified Thy Holy Life with Virtue
Ke metestis pros Theon, is tin Eonion and Self-control. Thou were SECOND FESTAL ANTIPHON – TONE 2
Zoin, os Axios Klironomos. Dio mi transported to God and to Eternal 1. Epi Si, Kyrie, ilpisa, mi kateshinthiin 1. VERSE In Thee, O Lord, I hope; may I
pafsi Presvevon, eleithine tas psihas Life, as a Worthy Heir. Ceaselessly is ton eona. En ti Dikeosini Sou not be ashamed forever; in Thy
imon. Intercede and entreat Him to have Rise me ke Exelou me. Righteousness Deliver and
Mercy on us. Rescue me.

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and seasons so that we might ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Glorify Thy Onimificent Goodness.
and to the Holy Spirit
✞GLORY TO THEE, O LORD!
FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA - ST CALLISTA OF NICOMEDIA – TONE 4
Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let Isilthes en to skammati, tou Martiriou Thou entered Martyrdom’s Arena with
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise Pistos, Kallisti kirittousa, sin tis disin Faith, O Callista, and with Thy two
the Lord. Adelfis, Hriston ton Theon imon. brothers, Thou confessed and
Potho gar threpsameni, noera skevi bravely proclaimed that Christ is
Ote to Pathi Sou Kyrie, tin Ikoumenin When Thou estabalised the world by ontos, tis Hristou Ekklisias, apetelesas indeed our God. Raised as Thou
estereosas, tote ke i asthenountes Thy Passion, O Lord, those who toutous. Dio ke sinirmosthis aftis, were to Love Him, Thou became
periezosanto Dinamin, Ginekes were weak were girded with Martis is tin Ano Zoin. Instrumental in making them
indrisanto, kata tou pikrotatou Strength, and Women fought like Spiritual Vessels of Christ’s Church.
tipannou. Ke tin ittan tis Mitros men against the bitterest tyrant. And therefore, O Holy Martyr, Thou
anakalesamene, pale en ti trifi tou The reversed the defeat of Mother joined them in the Higher Life.
Paradisou gegonasin, is Doxan Sou Eve and again attained entry into
tou gennithentos ek Ginekos, ke Paradise – to Thy Glory, O Christ, Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous Eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Sosantos to genos ton anthropon. Who were born of a Woman, and eonon. ages.
Who Saves all humanity. Amin. Amen
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, THEOTOKION – TONE 4
and to the Holy Spirit
Tahi dexe Despina, tas ikesias imon, ke O Immaculate Lady, be quick to hear
taftas prosagage, to So Iio ke Theo, and to receive our Fervent Entreaties,
MENAION - FESTAL IDIOMELON - ST SYMENON THE STYLITE – TONE 2
Kyria Panahrante. Lison tas and deliver them to the Lord, to
Ek Rizis Agathis, Agathos evlastise A Good Root produced a Good Fruit, peristasis, ton is Se prostrehonton, Christ Thy Son and God. Rescue
Karpos, O ek vrefous Ieros Symeon, namely, Symeon, who was Pious skedason tas enedras, ke ta thrasi from every trouble those who run to
Hariti mallon i galakti trafis. Ke epi from birth, being nursed with Grace Parthene, ton nin efoplizomenon, Thy Shelter, O Virgin Theotokos, and
petran to soma ipsosas, pros Theon de more than with milk. He raised his kata ton doulon Sou. frustrate the scheming of those who
iperipsosas tin dianian, etherion body on a boulder, and his mind to against Thy servants have
diedomisanto tes arêtes endietima, ke God, even higher. With Virtues he shamelessly taken arms.
tes this dinamesi simmeteoroporon, built a House in the sky, and THIRD KATHISMA – FOR THE 40 HOLY VIRGINS - TONE 1
Hristou gegonen ikitirion, tou Theou floating along with the Heavenly
ke Sotiros ton psihon imon. Hosts, he became a Dwelling Place
Amnades Logike, to Amno ke Pimeni, O Spiritual Lambs: to the Lamb and
of Christ, our God and Saviour of prosihthite Pistos, dia tou Martirou, Shepherd You came; preserving the
our souls. ton dromon telesase, ke tin Pistin Faith through Martyrdom, You
tirisase. Othen simeron, perharos finished the Race and kept the Faith.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous Eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of evfimoumen, Axiagasti, tin ieran Therefore, on this day joyfully and
eonon. ages. imon mnimin, Hriston Megalinontes. worthily honouring Your Holy
Amin Amen Memory, we magnify Christ.
MENAION - FESTAL IDIOMELON - INDICTION - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
O Arrito Sofia sistisamenos ta simpanta, O Logos, Christ our God, Who eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Loge Hriste O Theos, O kerous ke constituted the Universe with
hronous imin prothemenos, ta Erga Ineffable Wisdom, Who set forth Amin Amen
ton Hiron Sou Evlogison, ton de Piston seasons and years, Bless the Works TO OUR LORD & SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST - TONE 4
Vasilea en ti Dinami Sou evfranon, of Thy Hands; and hearten our
didous afto kata varvaron tin ishin, Faithful Leaders, granting them
Os Despoti tou Pantos, ke Horigo ton As Master and Giver of of all Good
Agathon: Si prospiptomen Pistos, Things, with Faith we fall down
os Monos Agathos ke Filanthropos! Strength against alien enemies, for
anavoontes ektenos. Ipo tis Sis before Thee, earnestly beseeching
Thou alone art Good and Lovest
THEOTOKION – GREAT DOXOLOGY & disopoumenos efsplaghnias, Sotir ke Thee - since Thou art
mankind!
FESTAL APOLYTIKION tes efhes tis tekousis Se, ke panton Compassionate, O Saviour, and Who,
FESTAL APOLYTIKION OF THE INDICTION – TONE 2 ton ai evarestounton Si, eniafton by the Prayers of Thy Children
evprosdekton prosase Si, os Agathos grants us all good things forever - an
O pasis Dimiourgos tis Ktiseos, O O Creator of all the Universe, who have kataxioson, tous en ousies, disi acceptable year well pleasing to
kerous ke hronous en ti idia exousia placed times and seasons under timontas, ke Pistos Se Doxazontas. Thee, Whom we faithfully Honour
themenos, Evlogison ton Stefanon, Thine own Authority; Bless, O Lord, and Glorify.
tou eniaftou tis Hristotitos Sou, Kyrie, the Crown of this year of Thy SMALL LITANY – FESTAL ANTIPHONS➜
filatton en Irini tous Vasilis ke tin Kindness, keeping in Peace Thy Kings

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FESTAL PROKEIMENON-PSALM 146/147:1 - 11 LAUDS: THE PRAISES TO GOD - PSALM 148
ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD
Megas O Kyrios imon, ke Megali i Ishis Great is our Lord, and Great is His
Aftou. (2) Might. (2) Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
STIHOS: Enite ton Kyrion, oti Agathos. VERSE: Praise the Lord, for a Psalm is a Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
Megas O Kyrios imon, ke Megali i Good Thing. to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
Ishis Aftou. Great is our Lord, and Great is His
Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
Might.
SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO ALMIGHTY Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
GOD Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST LUKE 6 : 17 - 23 PSALM 150 - FESTAL STICHERA – THE INDICTION - TONE 3
LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD! –
To kero ekino, esti O Iisous epi topou At that time, Jesus went down with
Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise
pedinou, ke ohlos Mathiton Aftou, ke them and stood on a level place
plithos poli tou laou apo pasis tis with a crowd of His Disciples and a Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of
Ioudeas ke Ierousalim ke tis paraliou great multitude of people from all Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty.
Tirou ke Sidonos, i ilthon akouse Judea and Jerusalem, and from the Proeonie Loge tou Patros, O en morfi Pre-Eternal Logos of the Father, Who art
Aftou ke iathine apo ton noson afton. seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who Theou iparhon, ke sistisamenos tin in the Form of God, and Who
Ke i enohloumeni apo pnevmaton went to hear Him and be healed of ktisin ek tou mi ontos is to ine. Ke brought Creation from non-existence
akathoarton etherapevonto. their diseases, as well as those who kerous ke hronous en ti idia exousia into being, and Who fixed seasons
were tormented by unclean spirits. themenos, evlogison ton stefanon tou and times by Thine own Authority:
And they were healed. eniaftou tis hristotitos Sou, we pray Thee: Bless the Crown of
Ke pas O ohlos ezitoun aptesthe Aftou, And the whole multitude sought to doroumenos irinin tes Ekklisiaes Sou, this year with Thy Goodness; grant
touch Him, for Power went out from Nikas to Pistotato Vasili, evforian te ti Peace to Thy Churches, Victory to
oti Dinamis par Aftou exirheto ke iato
Him and healed them all. gi, ke imin to Mega Eleos. our Faithful Leaders, Fruitfulness to
pantas.
the earth, and to us, Thy Great
Ke Aftos eparas tou ofthalmous aftou is And He lifted up His Eyes towards His Mercy.
tous Mathitas Aftou elegen: Disciples and said: FESTAL STIHI - PSALM 150 – INDICTION - TONE 4
Makarii i ptohi, oti imetera estin i “Blessed are you poor; for yours is Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Vasilia tou Theou. the Kingdom of God. Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
Makarii i pinontes nin, oti Blessed are you who hunger now; for harp.
hortasthisesthe. you shall be filled. I Vasilia Sou Hriste O Theos, Vasilia Thy Kingdom, O Christ God, is a
Makarii i laeontes nin, oti gelasete. Blessed are you who now weep; for panton ton Eonon, ke i despotia Sou Kingdom of all ages, and Thy
you shall be filled with laughter. en pasi genea ke genea. Panta gar en Dominion is from generation to
Sofia epiisas, kerous imin ke hronous generation. Thou made all things in
Makarii este otan misisosin imas i Blessed are you when people hate
prothemenos. Dio efharistountes kata Wisdom, fixing both times and
anthropi, ke otan aforisosin imas ke you, and when they shun and panta ke dia panta voomen. seasons. Therefore, we thank Thee
onidisosin ke ekvalosin to Onoma revile you and cast out your name Evlogison ton Stefanon tou eniaftou tis for everything and in everything,
imon os poniron eneka tou Iiou tou as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake. hristotitos Sou, ke kataxioson imas and we beseech to Thee: Bless the
Anthropou. akatakritos voan Si: ✞KYRIE DOXA SI! Crown of the Year with Thy
Harite en ekini ti imera ke skirtisate, Rejoice in that day and leap for Joy! Goodness, and grant that we may,
idou gar O misthos imon polis en to For indeed your Reward is great in without Condemnation, call out to
Ourano. Heaven... Thee: ✞GLORY TO THEE, O LORD!
✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE ✞Glory to Thee, O Lord: Glory to Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Thee! Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute.
PSALM 50/51 
HYMNS FOR DIVINE MERCY – TONE 2
E porie Sou O Theos, e porie Sou Megale Thy Processionals, O God, Thy
ke Thavmaste. Dio tis Ikonomias Sou, Processionals are great and
Tes tou SOU OSIOU PRESVIES, Eleimon, At the Intercessions of THY HOLY tin dinastian Megalinoumen, oti Fos wonderful! Therefore we magnify
exalipson ta plithi ton emon MONASTIC, O Lord of Mercy, blot out ek Fotos, epedimisas is taleporon the Power of Thy Dispensation, for
egklimaton. my many offences kosmon Sou, ke tin protin anile saran, Thou came, Light of Light, to Thy
tou paleou Adam, os iidokisas Loge, weary world, and Thou removed the
ke imin en Sofia, kerous ke hronous Original Curse on old Adam, as
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ipethou, tou Doxazin tin pantourgikin Thou, O Logos, we well pleased to
eonon. ages. Sou Agathotita, ✞KYRIE DOXA SI! do. Also, for us, Thou fixed times

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Evlogite, pedes tis Triados isarithmi, O Youths, equal in number to the Amin Amen
dimiourgon Patera Theon. Imnite ton Trinity, Bless the Father, the God Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, eleimon, At the Intercessions of the Theotokos,
sigkatavanta Logon ke to pir is Creator: Praise the Word Who
exalipson ta plithi ton emon O Lord of Mercy, blot ou my many
droson metapiisanta. Ke condescended and turned the fire to
egklimaton. offences.
iperipfoute to pasi zoin parehon a Dewy Breeze; and exalt more and
FESTAL IDIOMELON – TONE 2
Pnevma Panagion is tou eonas more the All Holy Spirit, Who grants
Life to all for evermore! Eleison me,O Theos, kata to Mega Have Mercy on me, O God, according
T H E M AGNIF IC AT  Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton to Thy Great Mercy; and according
FESTAL KATAVASIA OF THE 9TH ODE - INDCTION iktirmon Sou exalipson to anomima to the abundance of Thy
Mystikos is, Theotoke, Paradisos, Thou art the Mystical Paradise, O mou. Compassion, blot out my
transgression.
Ageorgitos Vlastisasa Hriston, if ou to Theotokos; for that Thou, being
tou Stavrou Zoiforon en gi Untilled, budded forth Christ, by O en Sofia ta panta dimiourgisas, Thou created all things with Wisdom, O
pefitourgite dendron. Di ou nin Whom was planted on earth the Life- proeonie Loge tou Patros, ke tin Pre-Eternal Logos of the Father, and
ipoumenou proskinountes afton, Se giving Tree of the Cross. Wherefore, simpasan Ktisin, Pantodinamo Sou Thou established the entire Creation
Megalinomen. as we adore It being elevated, we Logo sistisamenos, evlogison ton by Thine All Powerful Word. Bless
Magnify Thee stefanon tou eniaftou tis hristotitos the Crown of the year with Thy
THE SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO THE Sou, ke tas eresis katavale, dia tis Goodness, and suppress heresies,
LORD OUR GOD Theotokou, os Agathos ke through the Theotokos, as Thou art
FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION - THE INDICTION – TONE 2 Filanthropos. Good and Love humanity.
Thee Theon ke Kyrie, Trisipostate Fisis, O God of gods and sovereign Lord, Tri-  PRAYERS OF S AL VATION
Aprosite Aidie, Aktiste ke ton Olon, Hypostatic Nature, Eternal FESTAL KONTAKION OF THE INDICTOS - TONE 4
Dimiourge Pantokrator, Si Unapproachable, Uncreated Creator
prospiptomen pantes, ke Se of all, Onmipotent Master, we all bow O ton eonon Piitis ke Despotis -Thee ton O Eternal Creator and Master - O God of
kathiketevomen. To paron etos touto, down before Thee, and we entreat olon iperousie ontos, tin eniafsion all, transcending all that exists: we
os Agathos, Evlogisas Filatte en Irin i Thee earnestly, praying Thou Bless Evlogison periodon, Sozon to Elei Sou, earnestly entreat, that in Thine
tous Vasilis ke Apanta, ton laon Sou this New Year, for Thou art Good, to apiro Iktirmon, pantas tous Infinite Mercy, Thou will Bless the
Iktirmon. and Preserve in long-lasting Peace latrevontas, Si to mono Despoti, ke year, and Save all who worship Thee
our Rulers and all Thy people and ekvoontas fovo Litrota: EVFORON PASI Who art our Only Master, and we cry
the world, O Compassionate Saviour. TO ETOS HORIGISON. out in Fear: O Redeemer: GRANT US
EXAPOSTEILARION OF ST SYMEON THE STYLITE - TONE 2 A HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS YEAR.
FESTAL IKOS – THE INDICTION
Fostiros Dikin Osie, O Fosoforos Sou Thy Splendid Life, a Virtual Luminary,
Vios, astrapsas katefotise, tin ifilion has shone forth, and with the Rays Arrito panta os Theo piisanti Sofia, Ishii To God Who made all things in
pasan, tes ton Thavmaton aktisi. Dia of Miracles thoroughly has Illumined te Pantourgiki diasozonti panta, ton Ineffable Wisdom, and preserves all
Stilou gar Pater, anilthes os en all the earth, O Devout One. For by a imnon dei ek psihis prosagomen, things by His Omnific Might, we
Klimaki, pros Theon entha panton, Pillar, as though upon a Ladder, entromos disopountes parashin offer our heartfelt Praises with
ton orekton, Simeon to Eshaton ontos Thou went up to God, where the evforian ti gi en ti simeron etisio Reverence, and with trembling, we
peli, iper imon deomenos, ton ultimate object of all desire truly is; aparhi, pantos risthine disherous, implore Him to grant fruitfulness to
Timonton Se Makar. and thenceforth Thou has been oraton ke aoraton dismenon, en tes the Earth, today on the beginning of
praying, O Blessed Father, Symeon, esies krazontes periodis. Evforon pasi the year, and to Delier us from every
for us who honour Thee. to etos horigison. hardship and from enemies – visible
THEOTOKION - TONE 2 and invisible – as we cry out in these
good times: For all Thy servants,
Dimiourgos ke pritanis, pasis Ktiseos Creator of all Creation, and its Saviour make fruitful the coming year!
pelon, kerous ke hronous themenos, and Master, by Thine Authority Thou FESTAL KONTAKION - ST SYMEON THE STYLITE – TONE 2
en ti Si exousia, ton eniafsion kiklon, fixed times and annual Seasons.
evlogies Iktirmon, hristotitos Therefore we pray Thee, O Loving Ta Ano ziton, tis kato sinaptomenos, ke In seeking the Heights, connected to
stefanoson, en irini filatton, Sou ton Lord, that Thou Crown the coming arma piros, ton stilon ergasamenos, things below, and making Thy Pillar
laon, avlavi apimanton disopoumen, yearly cycle with Blessings of di aftou sinomilos, ton Angelon a Fiery Chariot, O Devout One, Thou
presvies tis tekousis Se, ke ton Thion Goodness, and keep Thy people in gegonas Osie, Sin aftis Hristo to became conversant with Angels by
Angelon. lasting Peace, free of harm and Theo, presvevon apafstos iper panton means thereof, and with them, on
injury, we Entreat Thee, by Thy imon. our behalf, Thou ceaselessly
Mother’s All Holy Prayers, and those Intercede with Christ our God.
of the Holy Angels.

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FESTAL IKOS – ST SYMEON THE STYLITE FESTAL KATAVASIA OF THE HOLY CROSS - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Tou Symeon ton amempton vion, pia No human language is sufficient to ODI 1 Stavron haraxas Mosis ep evthias, ODE 1 Verily, Moses having struck
glossa anthropon earkesi pote, pros relate Symeon’s blameless Life or to Ravdon tin Erthron dieteme to Israil horizontally with his Rod, cleaving
epenon exigisasthe? Omos imniso praise it. Nevertheless, by God’s pezefsanti. Tin de epistrepitikos the Red Sea and causing Israel to
Theou Sofia, ta tou iroos athla ke Wisdom I will extol this hero’s Farao tis armasi krotisas inosen, ep cross on foot, then having struck it
tous agonas, tou en ti gi os fostiros Contests and Feats. He appeared on evrous diagrapas to aittiton oplon. transversely bringing it together over
fanentos tis pasi vrotis, ke megalos ti Earth like a Beacon for all people, Dio Hristo asomen, to Theo imon, oti Pharaoh and his chariots, traced the
karteria to horo ton Angelon and by his Perseverance he shone Dedoxaste. Cross, thus symbolising that
eklampsantos. Sin toutis gar psallon mightily for the Choir of Angels. Invincible Weapon. Wherefore, we
apafstos Hristo, presvevon ou pani With them, he ceaselessly sings to praise Christ our God, for He has
iper panton imon. our Lord, and he ceaselessly been Glorified.'
intercedes with Christ our God. The Rod is taken as a Symbol of
ODI 3 Ravdos is tipon tou Mystiriou ODE 3
SYNAXARION - 1 SEPTEMBER
paralamvanete. To vlasto gar the Mystery; for by its budding, it
Ti A’ tou aftou minos, Arhi tis Indiktou, On the first day of this month, we prokrini ton ireas. Ti stirevousi de designated the Priest. But now the
iti tou Neou Etous. celebrate the Beginning of the proin Ekklisia nin exinithise xilon Tree of the Cross has blossomed
Indiction – i.e. the New Year. Stavrou is Kratos ke Stereoma. forth with Might and Steadfastness
to the hitherto barren Church.
Ti afti imera, mnimin pioumen tou On this day we commemorate the
ODI 4 Isakikoa, Kyrie, tis Ikonomias Sou ODE 4 I have heard, O Lord, of the
genomenou thavmatos para tis Agias Miracle wrought by the Holy
to mystirion, katenoisa ta Erga Sou Mystery of Thy Dispensation, and
Theotkou en ti Moni ton Miasinon, ke Theotokos in the Monastery of
ke edoxasa Sou tin Theotita. have contemplated Thy Works.
mnimi tou genomenou emprismou. Miasinae; and we also commemorate
the conflagration that occurred. Wherefore, have I Glorified Thy
Godhead.
Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day we commemorate our
ODI 5 O Trismakariston xilon! En O ODE 5 O Thou Thrice-Blessed Tree,
imon Simeon tou Stilitou. Righteous Father, St Symeon the
Stylite. etathi Hristos, O Vasilefs ke Kyrios. whereon the Lord Christ the King
Di ou peptoken O xilo apatisas, to en was stretched, and through which he
Ti afti imera, mnimi tis Osias Marthas, On this day, we commemorate our si deleasthis Theo to prospagenti who was beguiled by the tree fell,
Mitros tou Osiou Simeon, ke tis Osias Righteous Mother, St Martha, the sarki, to parehonti tin irinin tes having been beguiled by Thee, by the
Evanthias, ke i kimisis Iisou tou Navi. Mother of the Righteous St Symeon; psihes imon. God Who was nailed upon Thee in
and our Righteous Mother, St the flesh, Who grants Salvation to
Evanthia; and the falling asleep of our souls.
the Righteous St Jesus of Navi – i.e.
St Joshua Son of of Nun.
ODI 6 Notiou thiros en splaghnis ODE 6 When Jonah in the belly of the
palamas Ionas stavroidos whale stretched forth his hands in
Ti afti imera, Mnimi ton Agion On this day we commemorate the Holy diekpetasas, to sotirion pathos the form of a Cross, he
Tessarakonta Ginekon, Martiron, Forty Virgin Martyrs and Ascetic prodietipou safos. Othen triimeros foreshadowed clearly the Passion of
Parthenon ke Askitrion, ke Ammoun Women, and their Teacher, St ekdis, tin iperkosmion anastasin Salvation; and when he came out on
Diakonou, ke Didaskalou afton. Ammon the Deacon... ipexografise the third day, he symbolised the
Ti afti imera, Mnimi ton Agion Martiron On this day we commemorate the Holy tou sarki prospagentos Hristou tou world- transcending Resurrection
Theou ke triimero egersi ton komon of Christ, nailed upon Thee in the
ke aftadelfon Evodou, Kallistis, ke Martyrs and siblings, St Evodos, St
Ermogenous. Callista and St Hermogenes. fotisantos. Flesh, and Illuminating the world by
His Third-day Resurrection.
O Osios Meletios O Neos, O en to ori On this day our Righteous Father, St
The mad command of the infidel
Mioupoleos askisas, en irnini telioute. Meletios the New, who struggled in ODI 7 Eknoon prostagma tirannou ODE 7

Asceticism on the Moutain of dissevous laous eklonise, pneon apilis ke tyrant shook the Nations, breathing
Myoupolis, reposed in Peace. disfimias theostigous. Omos tris pedas forth threats and blasphemies
ouk edimatose thimos thiriodis, ou pir loathed of God. But the three
O Agios Neomartis, Angelis O en On this day, the Holy New Martyr, St vromion. All’ antihounti drosovolo Youths were not terrified by the
Konstantinopoli Martirisas kata to Angelis, was beheaded in pnevmati piri sinontes epsalon. O bestial terror, nor the consuming
1680 xifi telioute. Constantinople in 1680 iperimnitos ton pateron ke imon Theos, fire; for being together amidst the
Tes afton Agies Presvies, O Theos, By the Intercessions of Thy Saints, O Evlogitos I! fire blown forth by a Dewy Breeze,
Eleison imas. God, have mercy on us. they sang: “O Thou exceedingly
praised: Blessed art Thou, God of our
Amin. Amen fathers!”
ODI 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞We praise, we Bless and we
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion! worship the Lord!

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