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Ke imis tetheametha ke Martyroumen And we have seen and Testify that the

oti O Patir apestalke ton Iion Sotira Father has sent the Son as Saviour of
tou kosmou. the world.
Os an Omologisi oti Iisous estin O Iios
tou Theou, O Theos en afto meni ke
Whoever Confesses that Jesus is the
Son of God, God abides in him, and
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
aftos en to Theo.
Ke imis egnokamen ke pepistevkamen
he in God.
And we have known and believed the Archdiocese of Good Hope
tin Agapin in ehi O Theos en imin. Love that God has for us.
O Theos Agapi esti, ke O menon en ti God is Love, and he who abides in Love
Agapi en to Theo meni ke O Theos en abides in God, and God in him.
afto.
En touto Teteliote i Agapi meth’ imon, Love
ina Parrisian ehomen en ti imera tis
Kriseos, oti kathos ekinos esti, ke imis
has been Perfected among us in
this: that we may have Boldness in
the Day of Judgement; for as He is,
Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns
semen en to kosmo touto. so are we in this world. U SED TOGE TH ER WITH TH E S E RV IC E B OOK

Fovos ouk estin en ti Agapi, all’ i telia


Agapi exo valli ton fovon, oti O Fovos
kolasin ehi.
There is no fear in Love, for Perfect
Love casts out fear, because fear
involves torment.
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O de fovoumenos ou eteliote en ti
Agapi.
He who fears has not been made
Perfect in Love. St Luke the Apostle & Evangelist
Imis agapomen afton, oti aftos protos We Love God because He first Loved us.
igapisen imas.
HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 19:25 – 27 & 21: 24-25
Translation into Heaven
To kero ekino, istikisan para to Stavro At that time, there stood by the Cross
tou Iisou i Mitir Aftou, ke i Adelphi tis of Jesus His Mother, and His
Mitros Aftou, Maria i tou Klopa ke Mother’s sister, Mary, the wife of
Maria i Magdalini. Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.
Iisous oun idon tin Mitera, ke ton When Jesus therefore saw His Mother,
Mathitin parestota on Igapa, legi ti and the Disciple whom He Loved,
Mitri Aftou: “Gyne: Idou O Iios Sou!” standing there, He said to His
Mother: “Woman: behold Thy son!”
Ita legi to Mathiti: “Idou i Mitir Sou!” He said to the Disciple: “Behold Thy
Mother!”
Ke ap’ ekinis tis oras elaven O Mathitis And from that very hour that Disciple
aftin is ta idia... took Her to his own home...
Also the Feast of St Marinos the Elder of Anazarbos & Cilicia – St Julian the
...Outos estin O Mathitis O Martyron peri ... This is the Disciple who Testifies, Hermit of Mesopotamia – St Joseph the Igumen (Abbot) and Wonderworker
touton ke iprapsas tafta, ke idamen and wrote these Things, and we of Volokolamsk – St James the Deacon of York, England – St Peter,
oti Alithis estin i Martyria aftou. know that his Testimony is True. Metropolitan of Cetinje & All Montenegro – St David the Ascetic Hermit of
Esti de ke alla polla osa epiisen O Iisous, There were also many other Things that Serpukhov
a tina ean grafite kath’ en, oude Jesus did, which – if they were
afton ime ton kosmon horise ta written one by one – I suppose that
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12. M A T L I T H Y M N S - S T J O H N THE BELOVED APOSTLE & THEOLOGIAN 26 SEPTEMER


THEOTOKION – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Despina prosdexe, tas deisis ton doulon O Lady, receive the Supplications of
Sou, ke Litrose imas, apo pasis Thy servants, and Deliver us from all
anagkis ke thlipseos. necessity and affliction.
Festal Matins Hymns – St John the Beloved Apostle GREAT DOXOLOGY 
MENAION – FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST JOHN THE BELOVED THEOLOGIAN – TONE 2
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS Apostole Hristo to Theo igapimene, O Apostle, Beloved of Christ our God,
epitahinon, Rise Laon anapologiton. hasten to Deliver us people who
PSALM 117 /118 Dehete Se prospiptonta, O epipesonta have no excuse. He accepts Thy
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY to stithis katadexamenos, on iketeve, Supplications for He condescended
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to Theologe, ke epimonon Nefos ethnon at the Supper to let Thee lean against
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the diaskedase, etoumenos imon Irinin, Him. Entreat Him, O Theologian,
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord! ke to Mega Eleos. that He scatter the persistent cloud
of hostile Nations, and pray for us
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good; for Peace and His Great Mercy!

Festal Divine Liturgy Hymns – St John the Beloved


oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
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 KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. ✶ THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is SMALL ENTRANCE HYMNS
Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST JOHN THE BELOVED APOSTLE – TONE 2 ISODIKON – TONE 2

Apostole, Hristo to Theo igapimene, O Apostle, the Beloved of Christ God, Soson imas, Iie Theou, O EN AGIIS Save us, O Son of God WHO ART
epitahinon, rise laon anapologiton. hasten to deliver us, a people who THAVMASTOS, psalontas Si, Allilouia! WONDROUS IN THY SAINTS, as we sing
Dehete Se prospiptonta, O epipesonta have no excuse. He accepts Thy to Thee: Alleluia!
to stithi katadexamenos. On iketeve Supplications for He condescended SEASONAL KONTAKION – THEOTOKOS – TONE 2
Theologe, ke epimonon nefos ethnon at the Supper to allow Thee to lean
diaskedase, etoumenos imin Irinin, upon Him. Entreat Him, O
Prostasia ton Hristianon akateskhinte, O Protector of the Christians
mesitia pros ton Piitin ametathete, mi unashamed, Mediator to the Creator
ke to Mega Eleos. Theologian, that He scatter the Paridis, amartolon Deiseon fonas, Immovable: despise not, the pleading
persistent cloud of hostile nations, alla profthason os Agathi, is tin voices of those in sin, but hasten O
and pray for us, for Peace and Great voithian imon, ton Pistos Good One, to the aid of all who in
Mercy. kravgazonton Si: Tahinon is Faith cry out to Thee: hasten Thine
Presvian, ke spefson is ikesian, i Intercession, and present Thy
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, prostatevousa ai, Theotoke, ton Supplication, O Theotokos who
and to the Holy Spirit Timonton Se. always protects those who honour
Apostole, Hristo to Theo igapimene, O Apostle, the Beloved of Christ God,
R ETURN TO THE D IVINE L ITURGY
Thee!
epitahinon, rise laon anapologiton. hasten to deliver us, a people who S ERV ICE BO OK 
Dehete Se prospiptonta, O epipesonta have no excuse. He accepts Thy
PROKEIMENON- PSALM 18 – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
to stithi katadexamenos. On iketeve Supplications for He condescended
Theologe, ke epimonon nefos ethnon at the Supper to allow Thee to lean Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O fthongos His Voice has gone out into all the
diaskedase, etoumenos imin Irinin, upon Him. Entreat Him, O Aftou. Earth.
ke to Mega Eleos. Theologian, that He scatter the I Ourani diigounte Doxan Theou The Heavens declare the Glory of God
persistent cloud of hostile nations, THE FIRST UNIVERSAL EPISTLE OF ST JOHN 4 : 12 – 19
and pray for us, for Peace and Great
Mercy. Agapitos: Theon oudis popote tetheate. Beloved: No one has seen God at any
time.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. Ean Agapomen allilous, O Theos en imin If we Love one another, God abides in
eonon.
meni ke i Agapi Aftou Teteliomeni us, and His Love has been Perfected
Amin Amen estin en imin. in us.
En touto ginoskomen oti en Afto By this we know that we abide in Him,
menomen ke Aftos en imin, oti ek tou and He in us, for He has given us of
Pnevmatos Aftou dedoken imin. His Spirit.

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THEOTOKION – TONE 2
Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and Panta iper ennian, panta Iperendoxa, ta Beyond the power of thought,
harp. Sa, Theotoke, Mystiria. Ti Agnia exceedingly Glorious are all Thy
esfragismeni ke Parthenia Mysteries, O Birth-giver of God;
Theologias ta namata, epi tou stithou Theologian, when Thou leant against
filattomeni, Mitir egnosthis apsevdis, sealed in Purity and preserved in
meson, tis Sofias exintlisas, ke ton the Breast of Divine Wisdom
Theon tekousa Alithinon. Afton Virginity, Thou art acknowledged to
kosmon irdefsas, Ioanni Panariste, ti Himself, Thou drew out as if from a
iketeve, Sothine tas psihas imon. be, in Very Truth, the Mother who
tis Triados gnosi tin thalassan, Well, Waters of Theology, and Thou
brought forth the True God;
kataxiranas tis atheotitos stilos watered the world with them. And S M ALL LI TANY ➜ wherefore Entreat Him so that our
genomenos, ke nefeli empsihos with the Knowledge of the Trinity,
souls may be Saved.
kathodigon, pros tin epouranion, Thou dried the ocean of pagan
FESTAL KATHISMATA – ST JOHN THE BELOVED APOSTLE – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
klirodosian imas. ungodliness; Thou were an animate
Pillar of both Cloud and fire, Guiding Si Iios epeklithis Thias vrontis, os ta ota Thou were called ‘Son of Thunder’ that
us to Heavenly Possession and kofefsas ton dissevon, ke salpingos is Divine, for Thou deafened the ears
Inheritance. iditeron, diihisas O Pansofe, is evthias of impious men; and louder than any
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance; kardias tou Logou tin sarkosin, ke os horn, Thou resounded, mellifluous,
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute. gnisios filos, to stithi anepesas. Othen the Incarnation of the Logos, O All
exantlisas, to tis gnoseos vathos, tis Wise, in upright hearts. And Thou
To Parthenias anathisma, to ton septon Let us now extol the Divine St John with pasin ekirixas, tou Patros ton lay against His Breast as a genuine
areton, dektikon endietima, tis Sofias Spiritual Songs as a Servant of Christ sinanarhon, Ioanni Apostole. Friend. Thereby Thou exhausted the
organon, to tou Pnevmatos temenos, our King, Garland of Virginity and Presveve Hristo to Theo, ton profound Depth of Knowledge, and
to fotoforon stoma tis Haritos, tis Luminous Mouth of Grace, ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis preached the Unoriginate Nature of
Ekklisias to fainotaton, omma ton Habitation most worthy to receive eortazousi potho, tin Agian mnimin the Father to everyone, O Divine
pansepton, Ioannin asmasi the Divine Virtures, the Church’s Sou. Apostle John. Intercede with Christ
pnevmatikis, nin anevfimisomen, os brightest Eye; and let us honour him our God, that He may grant
ipiretin Hristou. as the Holy Spirit’s Sacred Temple Forgiveness of offences to those who
and Instrument of Divine Wisdom. with longing observe Thy Holy
Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; Memory.
Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. praise Him with loud cymbals. Let ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
the Lord. eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Evangelista Thespesie, ton Agathon tin O God Inspired Evangelist, Thou Amin Amen
Pigin, Vasilian asalefton, ke Zoin preached to the whole world the THEOTOKION – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Eonion, ke Haran aneklaliton, ke Good Tidings of our Lord Who is
Theorias Thias apolafsin, ke indeed the Source of Goodness - Life Tin Sofian ke Logon en Si Gastri, By Conceiving the Wisdom and the
ploutodotos Hristou Harismata, noun Everlasting, Immovable Kingdom, sillavousa afrastos Mitir Theou to Word of God in Inexplicably in Thy
ipervenonta, ke roton dianian, gone and Ineffable Joy and Blessedness, kosmo ekiisas, ton ton kosmon Womb, O Mother of God, Thou
vrontis, Evangelizomenos, to kosmo the enjoyment of Divine katehonta, ke en agkales eshes, ton brought forth into the world Him
elampsas. Contemplation and Gifts that Christ panta sinehonta, ke ek mazon Who dominates all the world, and in
so richly grants, which surpass all ethilasas, ton pantas ektrefonta. Thine Arms Thou held Him Who
understanding and thought. Othen disopo Se, Panagia Parthene, holds all things together, and on Thy
risthine ptesmaton mou, otan mello Breast Thou nursed Him Who
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, paristasthe, pro prosopou tou Ktistou nourishes everyone. Therefore, I
and to the Holy Spirit
mou. Espina Parthene Agni tin Sin Implore Thee, O Virgin All Holy, that
Evangelista Ioanni, isangele Parthene, O Evangelist John, Peer of Angels and voithian tote mi dorise. Ke gar I be delivered from my offences
Theologe Theodidakte, Orthodoxos to Virgin Theologian taught by God, dinase, osa thelis Panimnite. when I shall stand before Him Who
kosmo, tin ahranton plevran, to ema Thou correctly procalimed to the created me. O Sovereign Lady,
ke idor vlizousan ekirixas, en o tin world the Immaculate Side, which Virgin and Pure: I beseech Thee:
eonion Zoin, Porizometha tes psihes sprouted the Blood and Water, grant me Thine Assistance in that
imon. whereby we obtain Eternal Life for Hour, for Thou can do whatever
our souls. Thou will, O All Immaculate One.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA – ST JOHN THE BELOVED APOSTLE – TONE (8) PLAGAL 8
eonon. ages. Ton vithon tis alias katlipon, tou Stavrou Thou abandoned the fishery of the sea,
Amin. Amen to kalamo panta safos, ta Ethni and instead Thou caught all Nations
ezogrisas, os ihthias Panevfime. Ke like fish, with the Rod of the Cross,

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gar kathos Si efi, Hristos anadedixa, O All Lauded. And it was apparent KATAVASIA OF THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 9TH ODE
aliefs anthropon, zogron pros that Thou were a Fisher of men, Apas gigenis skiratato to pnevmati Let every mortal born on earth,
evsevian. Othen kataspiras, Theou catching them for True Faith, as
lampadouhoumenos. Panigirizeto de carrying his lamp, in spirit leap for
Logou tin gnosin, tin Patmon ke tin Christ once had said to Thee.
ailon noon fisis, gererousa TA IERA Joy; and let the Orders of Angelic
Efeson, ekapnoso tis logis Sou, Therefore, O Apostle Theologian, by
THAVMASIA tis Theomitoros ke voato. Powers celebrate and honour THE
Theologe Apostole. Presveve Hristo Sowing the Knowledge of God the
Heris, Pammakariste Theotoke Agni, HOLY FEAST of the Theotokos, and
to Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin Word with Thy Preaching, Thou
Aiparthene. let them cry: “Hail, All Blessed
dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin reaped the Fruits from Patmos and
Theotokos, Pure and Ever Virgin!”
Agian mnimin Sou. Ephesos. Intercede with Christ our SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO THE
God to grant Forgiveness of offences LORD 
to those who with longing observe
MENAION – FESTAL EXPOSTEILARION - ST JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 2
Thy Holy Memory.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Vrontis Iios genomenos, Vrotis A Son of Thunder Thou became and
etheologisas, to, en arhi in O Logos, Thou Theologised for all, saying: “In
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Apostole Ioanni. Epipesn to stithi the beginning was the Word...”, O
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. gar, Pistos to tou Despotou Sou, Apostle John. For when, with Faith,
Amin Amen kakithen arisamenos, Theologias ta Thou leaned against our Master’s
rithra, tin ktisin pasan ardevis. Chest, as one who is beloved, Thou
THEOTOKION - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 drew from there Theology like rivers
Enthimoume tin Krisin ke dilio, erga I remember the Judgement and I am of Living Water, and irrigated all
Creation.
praxas eshinis O tapnos, axia ke afraid, having committed shameful
THEOTOKION
deome, Theotoke Panimnite. Prin i deeds, unworthy as I am. Therefore
nix me fthasi, Thanatou epistrepson, I pray to Thee, O All Lauded Stavro to tou Kyriou Sou, paristameni As Thou stood at Thy Lord’s All Holy
pros tin tis metanias, odon odigousa Theotokos: Before the Night of Panagne, Sin Mathiti to Partheno, Cross, O Pure Lady, with John the
me? Ina evharistos, proskinon Death overcomes me, make me Gine idou O Iios Sou, akikoas tou Virgin Disciple, Thou heard the
animno Sou, tin ametron dinamin, ke Repent, and Guide me to the Way of plasantos. To Mathiti osavtos de, idou Creator say: “Woman: behold Thy
tin Thian antilipsin, Panagia Repentance and Remedy, so that I fisin i Mitir Sou. Meth ou Se pantes son;” and then to the Disciple He
Theonimfe, presvevousa Hristo to may venerate Thine Immeasurable imnoumen, Theogennitor Parthene. said: “Behold, Thy Mother!” To
Theo, iper ou etoume Se, dothine mi, Power, and gratefully sing praises Thee and to him we sing praises, |O
ilasmon amartion, ke to Mega Eleos. for the Help I receive from Thee. O Mother of God and Virgin.
All Holy Bride of God: Intercede LAUDS: THE PRAISES TO GOD -PSALM 148
with Christ our God, I Entreat Thee, ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD
that He may bestow on me,
Expiation of all my offences, and
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
His Great Mercy.
Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA – ST JOHN THE BELOVED APOSTLE – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
Anapeson en to stithi tou Iisou, passisias As a Disciple with close access to our Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
tighanon os Mathisis, irotisas, Tis Lord, at the Supper Thou leaned Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
estin, O prodotis Sou Kyrie? Ke os upon His Breast, and asked Jesus: Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
igapimeno, iparhonti endoxe, dia tou Who is it, O Lord, who will betray
artou outos, safos iperdihthi Si. Thee? And with the bread He clearly FESTAL STIHERA - PSALM 150 – ST JOHN THE DIVINE -TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Othen ke os Mystis, gegonos ton indicated him to Thee, for Thou were
arriton, tou Logou tin sarkosin, His Beloved Disciple, O Glorious One.
Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;praise
Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of
ekdidaskis ta perata. Theloge Therefore, O Apostle Theologian and
Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty.
Apostle, presveve hristo to Theo, ton Mystic of Mysteries Ineffable, Thou
ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis teach the Incarnation of the Word to Makar, Ioanni Pansofe, periousia Blessed and All Wise Evangelist, in
eortazousi potho, tin Agian Mnimin the whole wide world. Intercede thermi, tis Hristou agapiseos, pleon being Loved by the Word Who sees
Sou. with Christ our God that He grant panton pefinas, Mathiton all things, and using Just Scales, will
Forgiveness of offences to those who agapomenos, to panepopti Logo ke Judge the Universe, Thou surpassed
with yearning observe Thy Holy krinonti, Dikeis pasan tn ikoumenin all the Disciples in the abundance of
Memory. zigis, tis thatharotitos, ke Agnias Thy Most Ardent Love for Christ our
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, kallesi katavgasthis, soma ke dianian Lord, O Divine Apostle John; for
Theomakariste. Thou were Radiant in both mind and
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
body with the handsome traits of
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Purity and Chastity, in being Blessed
Amin Amen by God.

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THEOTOKION – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Tes aftou Agies Presvies, O Theos, By his Holy Intercessions, O God, have
eleison imas. Mercy on us. Panagia Parthene Mitir Theou, tis psihis O All Holy and Virgin Mother of God,
mou ta pathi ta halepa, therpefson heal the difficult passions that
Amin Amen deome, ke singnomin parashou mi, plague my soul, I fervently pray
KATAVASIA OF THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - TONE 4 ton emon ptesmaton, afronos on Thee, and to me grant forgiveness of
epraxa tin psihin ke to soma, molinas the offences I mindlessly committed
ODI 1 Anixo to stoma mou ke ODE 1 I shall open my mouth and the O athlios, imi! Ti piiso, en ekini ti ora, and thus defiled both my soul and
plirothisete Pnevmatos ke logon Spirit will inspire it, and I shall utter inika i angeli, tin psihin mou body, miserable as I am. Woe is me,
erevxome ti Vasilidi Mitri. Ke the words of my song to the Queen horizousin, ek tou athliou mou the wretch! What shall I do in that
ofthisome fedros Panigirizon ke aso and Mother: I shall be seen Somatos? Tote Despina voithia mi Hour precisely when Angels will
gnothomenos TAFTIS TA THAVMATA. radiantly keeping Feast and genou, ke prostatis thermotatos. Se come in order to part my soul from
JOYFULLY PRAISING HER MIRACLES
gar eho Elpida, O anaxios doulos Sou my miserable body? Then, O
ODI 3 Tous
Sous Imnologous, Theotoke, ODE 3 O Mother of God, Thou living Sovereign Lady, be for me my Most
izosa ke Afthonos Pigi, Thiason and plentiful Fount, grant strength SMALL LITANY & FESTAL ANTIPHONS Earnest Helper and my Patroness.
Sigkrotisantas Pnevmatikon, to those united in Spiritual “EK NEOTITOS MOU...” For I , Thy worthless servant, have
stereoson. Ke en ti Thia Doxi Sou Fellowship, who sing Hymns of Thee as my only Hope.
Stefanon Doxis axioson. Praise to Thee: and in Thy Divine FESTAL PROKEIMENON – ST JOHN THE DIVINE THEOLOGIAN
Glory grant them Crowns of Glory.
Is pasan tin gin exilthen O fthongos His Proclamation went forth into all
ODI 4 Tin anexihniaston Thian Voulin ODE 4 Perceiving
the Unsearchable afton ke is ta perata tis ikoumenis the earth, and His Words to the
tis ek tis Parthenou sarkoseos Sou to Purpose of God concerning Thine ta rimata afton. (2) ends of the world. (2)
Ipsistou O Profitis Abbakoum Incarnation from a Virgin, O Most
katanoon ekravgaxe. Doxa ti Dinami High, the Prophet Habakkuk cried: STIHOS: I Ourani diigounte doxan VERSE: The Heavens declare the
Glory to Thy Power, O Lord! Theou piisin de hiron aftou anagelli Glory of God! The Firmament
Sou, Kyrie
to steroma. shows the Creation of His Hands!
Exesti
ta simpanta epi ti Thia ODE 5 The whole world was amazed
ODI 5
at Thy Divine Glory: for Thou, O Is pasan tin gin exilthen O fthongos His Proclamation went forth into all
Doxi Sou. Si gar, apirogame
Virgin, Who has not known wedlock, afton ke is ta perata tis ikoumenis the earth, and His Words to the
Parthene, eshes en Mitra ton epi
has been Translated from earth to ta rimata afton. ends of the world.
Panton Theon ke tetokas ahronon
Iion, pasi tis imnousi Se Sotirian the Eternal Mansions to the Life
without end, bestowing Salvation SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO THE
vravevousa. LORD OUR GOD
upon all who sing Thy praises.
HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 21 : 14 – 25
ODI 6 Tin
Thian Taftin ke Pantimon ODE 6 As we celebrate this Sacred and OUR LORD JESUS RESTORES AND COMMISSIONS ST PETER
Telountes Eortin i Theofrones tis Solemn Feast of the Theotokos, let
Theomitoros, defte tas hiras us come, clapping our hands, O Touto ide triton efanerothi O Iisous tis The third time our Lord Jesus showed
people of the Lord, and Glorifying Mathites Aftou egerthis ek nekron, Himself to His Disciples after He was
krotisomen, ton ex aftis tehthenta
God Who was Born of her. ote oun iristisan legi to Simoni Petro Risen from the dead, when they had
Theon Doxazontes.
O IIisous:”Simon Iona Agapas Me eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon
7 Ouk elatrefsan ti ktisi i ODE 7 The Holy Children bravely
ODI plion touto?” Peter: “Simon, son of Jonah, do you
Theoforones para ton Ktisanta. Alla trampled upon the threatening fire, Love Me more than these?”
piros apilin andrios patisantes, preferring not to worship created
herontes epsallon. Iperimnite, O ton things rather than the Creator, and Legi afto: “Ne Kyrie, Si idas oti filo Se.” He said to Him: “Yes, Lord, Thou know
they sang in Joy: “Blessed art Thou that I love Thee.”
Pateron Kyrios ke Theos, Evlogitos i.
and praised above all: O Lord God of Legi Afto: “Voske ta Arnia Mou.” He said to him: “Feed My Lambs.”
our Fathers!”
Legi Afto palin defteron: “Simon Iona, He said to him again a second time:
ODI 8 ✞Enoumen,
Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞WePraise, we Bless and we Agapas Me? “ “Simon, son of Jonah, do you Love
Proskinoumen ton Kyrios. Worship the Lord! Me?”
Pedas evagis en ti kamino O Tokos tis The Offspring of the Theotokos saved Legi afto: “Ne Kyrie, Si idas oti Filo Se.” He said to Him:, “Yes Lord; Thou know
Theotokou diesosato, tote men the Holy Children in the furnace. that I Love Thee.”
tipoumenos, nin de energoumenos tin He Who was then prefigured has
ikoumenin apasan agiri psallousan. since been born on earth, and He Legi afto: “Pimene ta Provata Mou.” He said to him: “Tend My sheep.”
Ton Kyrion imnite ta Erga ke gathers together all Creation to sing: Legi afto to triton: “Simon Iona, filis He said to him the third time: “Simon,
iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas. “O ye Works of the Lord: Bless ye the Me?” son of Jonah, do you love Me?”
Lord and exalt Him above all
M AGNIF IC AT  forever!” Elipithi O Petros oti ipen Afto to triton: Peter was grieved because He asked him
“Filis Me?” a third time: “Do you love Me?”

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INTERCESSORY HYMNS FOR DIVINE MERCY
Ke ipen Afto: “Kyrie, Si panta idas Si And he said to Him, “Lord, Thou know
ginoskis oti filo Se.” all things; Thou know that I love ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Thee.” and to the Holy Spirit

Legi afto O Isous: “Voske ta Provata Jesus said to him:, “Feed My sheep. ✞Tes TON APOSTOLON Presvies, ✞Through the Intercessions of THINE
Mou. Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon APOSTLE , O Merciful One, blot out
egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions.
“Amin, amin, lego si: ote is neoteros “Truly, truly, I say to you: when you
ezonies ke periepatis opou itheles; were younger, you girded yourself Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
otan the girasis, ektenis tas hiras and walked where you wished; but eonon. Ages.
sou, ke alos se zosi, ke isi opou ou when you are old, you will stretch Amin Amen
thelis.” out your hands, and another will
gird you and carry you where you
✞Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of the
do not wish to go.” exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions.
Touto de ipe simenon pio thanatodoxasi This He spoke, signifying by what death FESTAL IDIOMELON – ST JOHN THE DIVINE APOSTLE - TONE 2
ton Theon. he would glorify God.
Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Have mercy upon me, O God,
Ke touto ipon legi Afto: “Akolouthi Mi!” And when He had spoken this, He said Eleos Sou ke kata to lithos ton according to Thy Great Mercy;
to him: “Follow Me!” iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima according to the multitude of Thy
Epistrafis de O Petros vlepi ton Mathitin Then Peter, turning around, saw the mou. Mercies do away mine offences.
on Igapa O IIisous akolouthounta, ( os Disciple whom Jesus Loved Theologe Parthene, Mathita igapimene O Virgin Theologian, and Beloved
ke anepesen en to dipno epi to Stithos following, (who also had leaned on tou Sotiros tes ikesies Sou imas Disciple of the Saviour, we pray that
Aftou ke ipe: “Kyrie, tis estin O His Breast at the Supper and asked: perisoze demetha, apo vlavis pantias, Thou wilt keep us safe from harm,
paradidous Se?”) “Lord, who is the one who betrays oti Sou semen Pimnion. by Thine Intercessions; for we are
Thee?”) Thy Flock.
Touton idon O Petros legi to Iisou: Seeinghim, Peter said to Jesus: “Lord, P RAYE RS OF S AL VATION➜

“Kyrie, outos de ti?” what about this man?” FESTAL KONTAKION – ST JOHN THE BELOVED APOSTLE – TONE 2
Legi afto O IIisous: “Ean afto thelo Jesus said to him: “If I Will that he Ta megalia Sou Parthen, tis diigisete? Who can recount all Thy Mighty Deeds,
menin eos erhome, ti pros se? Si remain until I come, what is that to Vriis gar Thavmata, ke pigazis O Virgin? Thou pour out Miracles
akolouthi Mi!” you? You follow Me!” iamata, ke Presvevis iper ton psihon and Thou overflow with Cures, and
imon, os Theologos ke filos Hristou. Thou Intercede on behalf of our
Exilthen oun O logos outos is tous Then this saying went out among the
soul, as a Theologian and Friend of
Adelfous oti O Mathitis ekinos ouk Brethren that this Disciple would not
Christ.
apothniski. die.
FESTAL IKOS – ST JOHN THE BELOVED APOSTLE
Ke ouk ipen afto O IIisous oti ouk Yet Jesus did not say to him that he
apothniski, al ean afton: Thelo would not die, but: “If I Will that he Ipsi Ourania ekmanthanin, ke thalassis Daring and Incomprehensible it is to
minin eos erhome, ti pros se? remain until I come, what is that to ta vathi erevnan, tolmiron iparhi ke search out Celestial Heights, and the
you?” akatalipton, osper oun astra depth of the sea, as well. So, just as
exarithmise, ke paralion psammon it is wholly impossible to number
Outos estin O Mathitis O martiron peri This is the Disciple who testifies to ouk Estin olos, outos out eta tou the stars, and the grains of sand on
touton ke grapsas tafta; ke idamen these things, and wrote these things; Theologou ipin ikanon, tosoutis afton the shores, so is no one able to
oti Alithis estin i Martiria aftou. and we know that his Testimony is stefanis O Hristos, on igapisen speak about the Theologian – so
True. estepsen! Ou to stithi anepese, ke en many art the Crown with which
Esti de ke alla polla osa epiisen O And there are also many other things to Mystiko dipno sinistiathi, os Christ hast crowned His Beloved
Iisous, atina ean grafite kath’ en, that Jesus did, which if they were Theologos ke filos Hristou. Apostle who leant against Him and
oude afton ime ton kosmon horise written one by one, I suppose that ate with Him at the Mystical Supper,
ta grafomena vivlia. even the world itself could not as Theologian and Friend of Christ.
contain the books that would be SYNAXARION – 26 SEPTEMBER
written.
Ti Kς’ tou aftou minos i Metastasis tou On this 26th day of the month, we
Amin Amen Agiou ke Endoxou Apostolou ke Comemmorate the Translation of the
Evangelistou, Philou epistithiou, Holy and Glorious Apostle,
PSALM 50/51 ➜ Parthenou, Igapimenou, Ioannou tou Evangelist, Friend, Virign and
Theologou. Beloved St John the Theologian.

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