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Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns


5 December
By the Grace of God St Savvas the Sanctified
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16. FESTAL MATINS & DIV LIT HYMNS – ST SAVVAS THE SANCTIFIED – 5 DECEMBER
St Savvas the Sanctified Elder Arsenios Papatsiok (1914-2011)
BY ST NIKOLAI VELIMIROVICH

St Savvas was born in the obscure village of Mutalaska, in the Province of


Cappadocia, to his devout and pious parents, John and Sophia. At the
very tender age of eight years, he left his family and went to the nearby
Monastic Community of Flavian, where he was tonsured a Monk. Almsgiving does not only concern
giving our money to the poor, needy and destitute.
After ten years, he went to various Monasteries in Palestine, and remained Almsgiving concerns the acceptance
for the longest time in the Monastery of St Euthymios the Great and the of our fellow human beings,
Monastery of St Theoktistos. without alienating, embarrassing nor humiliating them
with our unworthy, unmerciful thoughts
St Euthymios the Great, having been granted the Divine Gift of Clairvoyance, and thus our attitudes!
prophesied that St Savva would become a famous Monk and Teacher of If we have colleagues who are sorrowful
Monks, and that he would eventually establish a Lavra that would be or suffering any degree of tragedy,
greater than all others of that time. we should be able to comfort them and soothe their pain.
For the poor, needy and destitute
After the Repose in Christ of St Euthymios, St Savva withdrew into the desert we should Entreat our Lord
where he remained for five years as an Ascetic Hermit in a cave that had with a short Prayer: ”Lord have mercy ...” –
been revealed to him by an Angel of God. especially when we are unable to approach them
to comfort, or assist them
When he had become Perfected in Monastic Life, St Savva began – by Divine because we are passing by on a train, bus, or car
Providence – to gather many souls who sought a good Spiritual Life in and see their plight from our window.
Christ. Almsgiving concerns that state of our heart
regarding all the pain and suffering that surrounds us.
In a very short time, such an immense multitude had gathered that St Savva The largest, worst sin of all
was compelled to construct a church and many cells to accommodate for which we will suffer Eternal Condemnation
them all, and when the Armenians also went to him, St Savva provided at our Final Judgement
them with a cave wherein they celebrated the Holy Services in the concerns our lack of Love and Mercy for our fellow sinners!
Armenian language.

After his father, John, had Reposed in Peace, St Savva’s mother, Sophia, went
to join him, and received Tonsure as a Nun - accommodated at a short
distance away from his Monastery, where she lived a devout Life of
Asceticism until her Repose in Christ.

St Savva endured many assaults from all sides – from those who were close to
him, from heretics, and from demons. Yet he always triumphed over
them all.

Those who were close to him he overcame with Kindness, Love and
Indulgence, while the heretics were overcome by his unwavering
Confession of the Orthodox Faith and Divine Truth of Christ our Lord and
Saviour - and the demons were overcome by the Sign of the Cross, St
Savva’s profound and sincere, natural Humility and Obedience to God,
and the Divine Assistance, Energy and Power of Almighty God.

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P ROKE IME NON – P SALM 149 – T ONE (7) V ARY S -GR AVE St Savva endured a particularly great Struggle with demons on Mount
Castellium, where he established his second Monastery. Altogether, St
Kavhisonte Osii en Doxi ke agalliasonte The Saints shall rejoice in Glory, and
Savva established seven Holy Monasteries.
epi ton kiton afton. they shalt greatly Rejoice on their
beds. St Savvas and his beloved friend and neighbour, St Theodosios the Great,
Asate to Kyrio asma kenon, i enesis Sing unto the Lord a New Song – His were two of the greatest Luminaries and Pillars of Orthodox Christianity in
aftou en Ekklisia Osion. Praise in the Assembly of His Holy the East. They corrected Emperor sand Patriarchs in matters of our True
Faith, and to everyone – rich or poor – they served as Perfect Examples of
T H E E PISTLE OF S T P AUL TO TH E G AL ATIANS 5 : 22 – 6 : 2 Saintly Humility and Obedience, as well as demonstrating the Miraculous
Power of God through their tireless endeavours for His Glory, Honour and
Adelphi: O Karpos tou Pnevmatos estin Brethren: the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Worship.
Agapi, Hara, Irini, Makrothimia, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness,
Hristotis, Agathosini, Pistis, Praotis, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Having toiled and Struggled ceaselessly, and having borne abundant
Egkratia. Self-control. Blessed Spiritual Fruit for God alone, at the age of 94, St Savva finally
Kata ton tiouton ouk esti Nomos. Against such there is no law. Reposed in Peace in 532. Among his many wondrous Good Works, St
Savva the Sanctified was the first to compile the Order of Services used in
I de tou Hristou tin sarka estavrosan Sin Those who are Christ’s have crucified Monasteries, known as the Jerusalem Typikon.
tis pathimasi ke tes epithimies. the flesh with its passions and
desires. May his memory be Eternal and may he contine to Intercede for our
I zomen Pnevmati, Pnevmati ke If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk Salvation.
stihomen. in the Spirit.
Mi ginometha kenodoxi, allilous Let us not become conceited, provoking
prokaloumeni, allilis fthonountes. one another, envying one another.
Adelphi, ean ke prolifthi anthropos en Brethren: if a man is overtaken in any
tini paraptomati, imis i Pnevmatiki trespass, you who are Spiritual
kataritizete ton tiouton en Pnevmati restore such a one in a spirit of
Praotitos, skopon seafton, mi ke si Gentleness, considering yourself lest
pirasthis. you also be tempted.
Allilon ta vari vastazete, ke outos Bear one another’s burdens, and so
anaplirosate ton Nomon tou Hristou. fulfil the Law of Christ.

T H E H OLY G OSPEL ACCO RD ING TO S T M ATTHE W 11 : 27 – 30

Ipen Kyrio tis eaftou Mathites: “...Panta At that time, our Lord Jesus said: “... All
mi paredothi ipo tou Patros Mou, ke things have been delivered to Me by
oudis epiginoski ton Iion, i mi O My Father, and no one knows the
Patir. Son except the Father.
“Oude ton Patera tis epiginoski, i mi O “Nor does anyone know the Father,
Iios, ke O ean voulite O Iios except the Son, and the one to
apokalipse. whom the Son Wills to reveal Him.
“Defte pros me pantes i kopiontes ke “Come to Me, all who labour and who
pefortismeni, kago anapafso imas. are heavily laden, and I will grant
you rest.
“Arate ton Zigon Mou ef’ Emas, ke “Take My Yoke upon you, and learn
mathete ap’ emou, oti Praos Imi ke from Me, for I Am Gentle and Lowly
Tapinos ti kardia, ke evrisete in heart, and you will find rest for
anapafsin tes psihes imon. your souls.
“O gar Zigos Mou hristos, ke to “For My Yoke is easy and My Burden is
Fortion Mou elafron estin.” light.”

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Festal Matins Hymns – St Savva the Sanctified Festal Divine Liturgy Hyns - St Savva the Sanctified
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS S M ALL E NTRANC E H YM NS

P SALM 117 /118 I SOD IKON – T ONE 2


PRAISE GOD HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
TO FOR
✞Defte proskinisomen, ke prospesomen ✞Come, let us worship and bow down
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to Hristo. Soson imas, Iie Theou, O E N before Christ. Save us, O Son of God,
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the A G I I S T H A V M A S T O S , psallontas Si. WHO ART EXTOLLED BY THE SAINTS:
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord! Allilouia! as we sing to Thee: Alleluia!
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good; F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – S T S AV V A THE S ANCTIFIE D – T ONE (8)
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶ P L AGAL 4
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but Tes ton dakrion Sou roes, tis erimou to With the rivers of Thy tears, Thou
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove agonon egeorgisas; ke tis ek vathous changed the barren desert into
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. ✶ stenagmis, is ekaton tous ponous fertile land; and with the sighs
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is ekarpoforisas; ke gagonas Fostir, tis from Thy depths, Thou made Thy
Marvellous in our eyes. ✶ ikoumenis, lambon tis thavmasi, Labours produce a hundredfold;
M E NAION - A P OLYTKION – S T S AVV A – T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4 Savva Patir imon Osie. Presveve and Thou became a Bright Star,
Hristo to Theo, Sothine tas psihas shining on the earth with Thy
Tes ton dakrion Sou roes, tis erimou to With the Rivers of Thy Tears Thou imon. Miracles. O Savvas our Father
agonon egeorgisas, ke tis ek vathous made the barren desert bloom; and Righteous: Intercede with Christ
stengmis, is ekaton tous pnous with Thy Sighs from deep within, P ARISH P ATRONAL AP OLY TIKION our God, for our souls to be Saved!
ekarpoforisas, ke gegonas foster ti Thou made Thy Labours bear their 
ikoumeni, lampoon tis Thavmasin. Fruits a hundredfold; and Thou
Savva Patir imon Osie. Presveve became a Star – Illuminating the M E NAION - K ONTAKION - ST SAVVAS TH E S ANCTIF IED

Hristo to Theo, Sothine tas psihas world by Thy Miracles, O Savvas, our T ONE (8) PLAGAL 4
imon. Devout Father. Intercede with Christ Os apo vrefous to Theo thisia amomos, O Blessed Savvas, Thou was offered
our God, for the Salvation of our prosevehthis di aretis, Savva Makarie, from Thine infancy through Thy
soul. to Se prin gennithine epistameno, Great Virtue as a Pure and Spotless
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ehrimatisas Osion egkallopisma, Sacrifice to God, Who before Thy
and to the Holy Spirit polistis te tis erimou exietpenos. Dio Birth, verily foreknew Thee;
krazo Si. Heris Pater aidime. wherefore Thou was an Adornment
Tes ton dakrion Sou roes, tis erimou to With the Rivers of Thy Tears Thou of the Righteous Saints, an All-
agonon egeorgisas, ke tis ek vathous made the barren desert bloom; and praised Founder of cities in the
stengmis, is ekaton tous pnous with Thy Sighs from deep within, wilderness. Hence, I cry to Thee:
ekarpoforisas, ke gegonas foster ti Thou made Thy Labours bear their Rejoice, O Father of Great Renown!
ikoumeni, lampoon tis Thavmasin. Fruits a hundredfold; and Thou
Savva Patir imon Osie. Presveve became a Star – Illuminating the S EASONAL KO NTAKION - N ATIV ITY O F C H RIST

Hristo to Theo, Sothine tas psihas world by Thy Miracles, O Savvas, our I Parthenos simeron, ton Iperousion tikti, Today the Virgin gives Birth to Him
imon. Devout Father. Intercede with Christ
ke i gi to spyleon to aprito prosagi. Who is above all being, and the earth
our God, for the Salvation of our
Angeli meta Pimenon doxologousi, offers a cave to Him Whom no man
soul.
Magi de meta asteros odiporousi, di’ can approach. Angels with
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. imas gar egenniti, Pedion neon, O Pro Shepherds give glory, and Magi
eonon. Amen Aionon Theos. journey with a Star. For unto us is
Amin. Born a young Child: the Pre-Eternal
RETURN TO THE SERVICE BOOK – God.
T H E OTOKION TRISAGION HYMN 

O di’ imas gennithis ek Parthenou ke Thou Who for our sake was born of a
stavrosin ipominas Agathe, O Virgin, and suffered crucifixion, O
Thanato to Thanaton skilefsas ke Good One, and despoiled Death
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diaporthevon imin. while yet material. And egersin dixas os Theos, mi paridis ous through Death, and as God, revealed
sympathetically Thou transmit to us eplasas ti Hiri Sou. Dixon tin Resurrection: despise not Thy Love
the Gifts He granted Thee. Filanthropian Sou eleimon. Dexe tin for mankind, O Merciful One; accept
tekousan se Theotokon, Presvevousan the Birth-giver of God Who bore
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, iper imon ke Soson Sotir imon, laon Thee, and Who entreats Thee for us:
and to the Holy Spirit apegnosmenon. and Save Thy despairing people, O
M E NAION - S TIC HE RA – S T S AV V A - T ONE (6) PLAGAL 2 our Saviour!
SMALL LITANY
Osie Pater, is pasa tin Gin exilthen O O Devout Father, the Proclamation of M E NAION - F IRST K ATH ISM A – S T S AVV AS – T ONE 1
fthongos ton katorthomaton Sou, di’ Thine Achievements went forth into
on en tis Ouranis evres misthon ton all the Earth. For Thy Labours Thou Ton vion efsevos, epi tis Gis ektelesas, When Thou completed Thy Life on
kamaton Sou. Ton demonon olesas received the Reward in Heaven. Dohion katharon, Si tou Pnevmatos Earth in a Godly Manner, Thou were
tas falangas, ton Angelon efthasas ta Thou destroyed the arrays of ofthis, Fotizon tous en Pisti Si, revealed to be a Pure Dwelling Place
tagmata, on ton vion amemptos demons, and Thou attained the Prosiontas makarie. Othen etise, ton of the Holy Spirit, Enlightening those
ezilosas. Parrisian ehon pros Hriston Orders of Angels, whom Thou Son Depostin fotise, tas psihas imon, who turn to Thee in Faith!
ton Theon, Irinin etise tes psihes Blamelessly emulated. Since Thou ton animnounton Se Sava, Theofron Therefore, O Divinely Wise Savvas,
imon. hast confidence before our Lord, Patir imon. our Father, beseech Thy Master, O
beseech Him to grant Peace to our Blessed one, that He Enlighten our
soul. soul as we sing Hymns to Thee.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
eonon. ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now
Amin Amen eonon. and forever, and to the Ages of
ages.
M E NAION - T HE OTOKION
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND Amin Amen
T
Theotoke, Si i ampelos i Alithini, i O Theotokos, Thou art the True Vine
H E OTOKION

vlastisasa ton karpon tis Zois, Se that produced the Fruit of Life. O Mitera Se Theou, epistametha pantes, All we who hasten to Thee and with
iketevomen, presveve Despina, meta Lady, we fervently entreat Thee to Parthenon Alithos, ke meta tokon yearning take Refuge in Thy
tou Osiou ke panton ton Agion, Intercede along with the Devout One fanisan, i potho katafevgontes, pros Benevolence, know that Thou art the
eleithine tas psihas imon. and all the Saints, for Mercy on our tin Sin Agathotita. Se gar ehomen, Mother of God, and after giving
soul. amartoli prostasian, Se kektimetha, Birth, art Virgin in very Truth. For
GREAT DOXOLOGY en pirasmis Sotirian, tin monin we sinners have Thee as our only
M E NAION - A POLY TIKION – ST SAVVAS TH E S ANC TIF IE D panamomon. Protection. In temptation, we rely on
T ONE (8) PLAGAL 4 Thee for our Salvation, O Only All
Tes ton dakrion Sou roes, tis erimou to With the Rivers of Thy tears Thou made Blameless One!
M E NAION - S EC OND K ATH ISMA – S T S AVV A - TO NE (8) P L AGAL 4
agonon egeorgisas, ke tis ek vathous the barren desert bloom; and with
stenagmis, is ekaton tous ponous Thy sighs from deep within, Thou Ton Stavron tou Kyriou aras Sofe, ke Thou abandoned the turmoil of life and
ekarpoforisas, ke gegonas Fostir ti made Thy Labours bear their Fruits a afto mehri telous akolouthon, ton took Thy Cross upon Thy shoulders.
ikoumeni, lampoon tis Thavmasin. hundredfold; and Thou became a noun ouh ipestrepsas, en to kosmo Thou offered Thyself completely to
Savva patire imon Osie. Presveve Star, Illuminating the world by Thy Theosofe, egkratia ke ponis, ta pathi God. Thou Transcended the flesh
Hristo to Theo, Sothine tas psihas Miracles, O Savvas, our Devout enekrosas, ke Naon itimasas, seafton and the world and conversed with
imon. Father. Intercede with Christ our to Kyrio Sou. Othen Harismaton, the Holy Spirit. Therefore, Thou
God, for the Salvation of our souls. amivin ekomiso, iasthe nosimata, ke raised men up to fervour. Thou
diokin ta pnevmata, Theofore emptied the cities and made cities in
Makarie. Presveve Hristo to Theo, the desert. Our God-bearing Father,
ton ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis pray to Christ our God that
eortazousi potho, tin Agian mnimin remission of sins may be granted to
Sou. those who commemorate Thy Holy
Memory with Love.
✞ 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
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Amin Amen

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T H E OTOKION L AUD S : TH E P RAISE S TO G OD P SALM 148

Tin Sofian ke Logon en Si Gastri, By Conceiving the Wisdom and the Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
sillavousa afrastos Mitir Theou to Word of God in Inexplicably in Thy ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
kosmo ekiisas, ton ton kosmon Womb, O Mother of God, Thou Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
katehonta, ke en agkales eshes, ton brought forth into the world Him to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
panta sinehonta, ke ek mazon Who dominates all the world, and in Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
ethilasas, ton pantas ektrefonta. Thine Arms Thou held Him Who Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Othen disopo Se, Panagia Parthene, holds all things together, and on Thy Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
risthine ptesmaton mou, otan mello Breast Thou nursed Him Who F E STAL V E RSES - P SALM 150 - S T S AV V A - TO NE 1
paristasthe, pro prosopou tou Ktistou nourishes everyone. Therefore, I
mou. Espina Parthen Agni tin Sin Implore Thee, O Virgin All Holy, that Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise
voithian tote mi dorise. Ke gar I be delivered from my offences Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of
dinase, osa thelis Panimnite. when I shall stand before Him Who Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty.
created me. O Sovereign Lady,
Virgin and Pure: I beseech Thee:
O Iperoptis ton kato, ke parepidimos, O The Godly-minded Savvas, being a
erastis ton ano, ke erimopolitis, Sojourner, disdaining earthly
grant me Thine Assistance in that
Savvas O Theofron, pantas imas, matters and Loving Heaven, an a
Hour, for Thou can do whatever
eortase protrepete, tis pros Theon Desert-dweller, invites us all to
Thou will, O All Immaculate One.
ekdimias Aftou Pistos, tin imeran tin observe the time-honoured day of
M E NAION - T H IRD K ATH ISM A – S T S AVV A – T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4
Sevasmion. his Departure to God and to
Ta epigia panta katalipon, ke en kosmo Even though Thou abandoned all celebrate his Memorial with Faith
iparhon somatikos, to Pnevmati things mundane, Thou were and Love.
gegonas, ton Angelon simmetohos. physically living within the world, Enite afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Ta gar paronta pathi nekross tou but in spirit Thou became a partner
afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
somatos, tis Triados edihthis of the Angels. For Thou killed the
Therapon Makarie. Othen ke passions of the body, O Blessed One, harp.
nosounton, Therapevis ta pathi, ke and thus became a Servant of the All O Iperoptis ton kato, ke parepidimos, O The Godly-minded Savvas, being a
logo ta pnevmata, apelavnis ti hariti, Holy Trinity. Now Thou Cure the erastis ton ano, ke erimopolitis, Sojourner, disdaining earthly
Theofore Patir imon. Presveve Hristo passions and the ills of the ailing. Savvas O Theofron, pantas imas, matters and Loving Heaven, an a
to Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin By Divine Grace Thou drive away evil eortase protrepete, tis pros Theon Desert-dweller, invites us all to
dorisasthe, tis eortazous potho, tin spirits by word alone, O Holy God- ekdimias Aftou Pistos, tin imeran tin observe the time-honoured day of
Agian mnimin Sou. bearing Father. Intercede with Christ Sevasmion. his Departure to God and to
our God that He grant forgiveness of
celebrate his Memorial with Faith
offences to those who keep Thine All
and Love.
Holy Memory with Faith and Love.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Enite Afton en tympano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance!
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Afton en hordes ke organo. Praise Him with strings and flute!
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. Exo sarkos ke tou kosmou, te arete Since Thou became by Thy Virtues
Amin Amen gegonos, ke di’ afton Doxasas, epi gis outside the flesh and the world, and
T H E OTOKION – T OE (8) P L AGAL 4 dia viou, ton Kyrion tis Doxis, Pater throughout Thy Lifetime Glorified
Sofe, kat’ axian Dedoxase, ke iamaton through Thy Virtues, the Lord of
Tin Ouranion Pilin ke Kivoton, to Let us sing Hymns in Praise of the Holy edihthis Thia Pigi, par’ Aftou Savva Glory, worthily He in turn Glorified
Panagion Oros tin fotavgi, Nefelin Ark, and the Heavenly Gate and the Theolipte. Thee and showed Thee forth as a
imnisomen, tin Ouranion Klimaka, Shining Cloud, the All Holy . Divine Spring of Healings for us on
ton logikon Paradison, tis Evas tin Mountain, and the Heavenly Ladder, Earth, O Father Savvas, Wise and
Litrosin, tis ikoumenis pasis, to Mega the Rational Paradise, and the God-Inspired.
Kimilion, oti Sotiria, en afti Redemption of Eve, the Magnificent
dieprahthi. To Kosmo ke afesis ton Treasure of the entire Universe. For Enite afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
arheon egklimaton. Dia touto in Her and through Her for the afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
voomen afti. Presveve to So Iio ke World was Salvation accomplised pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin and Forgiveness of its ancient the Lord.
dorisasthe, tis efsevos proskinousi, transgression. Let us therefore cry
ton Panagion Tokon Sou. out to Her: Intercede with Thy Son Metrios akakos praos, aplous, isihios, os Modest and innocent, gentle, simple
and our God that Remission of hrimatisas Pater, iper anthropon and quiet too, in superhuman
SMALL LITANY & FESTAL ANABATHMI – offences be bestowed on those who ontos, ke ailos en ili, ikos Theou, measure, were Thou truly, O Father.
THE FESTAL ANTIPHONS ➔ Piously Worship the All Holy Child kathorathis panaios, tas ex Aftou Thou were known as worthy in every
Whom Thou bore. proiousas Si doreas, simpathos way, as a Spiritual House of God,

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O D I 7 I
Pedes efsevia sintrafentes, O DE 7 Scorning the impious Decree, the
dissevous, prostagmatos Children brought up together in Timios enantion Kyriou O Tanatos tou Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the
katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk Godliness feared not the threat of Osiou Aftou. [2] Death of His Holy One. 2]
eptoithisan, all en meso tis flogos, fire - while standing in the midst of
estotes epsallon. O Ton Pateron the flames, they sang “O God of our STIHOS Ti antapodosomen to Kyrio peri VERSE What shall we render unto the
Theos Evlogitos i! Fathers, Blessed art Thou!” paton, on antapedoken imin? Lord for all He has granted us?
OD I 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke OD E 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we Timios enantion Kyriou O Tanatos tou Precious in the Sight of the Lord is
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion! Worship the Lord! Osiou Aftou. the Death of His Holy One.
Thavmatos iperfious i Drosovolos, The furnace - moist with Dew - was the SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO GOD 
exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou gar ous image and figure of a Wonder T H E H OLY G OSPEL ACCO RD ING TO S T LU KE 6 : 17 – 22
edexato flegi neous, os oude pir tis beyond nature. For it burnt not the
Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi nidin. Children whom it had received, even To kero ekino, esti O Iisous epi topou At that time, our Lord Jesus went down
Dio animnountes anamelpsomen. as the Fire of the Godhead pedinou, ke ohlos Mathiton Aftou, ke with them and stood on a level place
Evlogito is ktisis pasa ton Kyrion, ke consumed not the Virgin’s Womb plithos poli tou laou apo pasis tis with a crowd of His Disciples and a
iperpsouto, is pantas tous eonas! into which It had descended. Ioudeas ke Ierousalim ke tis paraliou great multitude of people from all
Therefore in praise let us sing: Let Tyrou ke Sidonos, i ilthon akouse over Judea and Jerusalem, and from
THE MAGNIFICAT ➔ the whole Creation Bless the Lord Aftou, ke Iathine apo ton noson the coast of Tyre and Sidon, who
and Exalt Him above all forever! afton, ke i ohloumeni apo pnevmaton went to hear Him and be Healed of
M E NAION - K ATAV ASIA OF THE 9 TH OD E - N ATIV ITY OF CH RIST akatharton. their diseases, as well as those who
Megalinon psihi mou, tin Timioteran, Magnify, O my soul, Her who is more were tormented with unclean spirits.
ke Evdoxoteran ton ano Honourable and more Glorious Ke etherapevonto. And they were Healed.
Stratevmaton. than the Heavenly Hosts. Ke pas O ohlos eziti aptesthe Aftou: Oti And the whole multitude sought to
IRMOS Mystirion
Xenon, oro ke HEIRMOS A
Strange and Most dinamis par’ Aftou exirheto, ke iato touch Him, for Power went out of
paradoxon: Ouranon to Spyleon! Wonderful Mystery do I see: The pantas. Him and Healed them all.
Thronon Herouvikon, tin Parthenon! Cave is Heaven! The Virgin is the
Tin fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O Throne of the Cherubim! The
Ke aftos, aparas tous ofthalmous Aftou And He lifted His Eyes towards His
is tou Mathitas Aftou, elege: “Makarii Disciples, and said: “Blessed art you
ahoritos, Hristos O Theos! On Manger is a Grand Space, in which
i ptohi, oti imetera estin i Vasilia tou who are poor, for yours is the
animvountes Megalinomen! Christ, the God Whom nothing can
Theou. Kingdom of God.
contain, is laid! Him do we praise
SMALL LITANY ➔ and magnify! “Makarii i pinontes nin, oti “Blessed are you who hunger now, for
M E NAION - EX AP OSTE IL ARION – S T S AVV A THE S ANC TIF IED – hortasthisesthe. you shall be filled.
T ONE 3
“Makarii i kleontes nin, oti gelasete. “Blessed are you who weep now, for
Tin erimon epolisas, tropis en Filosofis, Thou made the desert a city, O Divine you shall laugh.
Pateron to aglaisma, Savva pater Wise Father Savvas, with Thy Loving “Makarii este, otan misisosin imas i “Blessed are you when men hate you,
Theofron, ke taftin apetelesas, notion Wisdom! O Adornment of the anthropi, ke otan aforisosin imas, ke and when they exclude you, and
Paradison, komosan anthesi Thiis, Fathers, Thou made it a Perfect onidisosi, ke ekvalosi to Onoma imon revile you, and cast out your name
monotropon to plithi, ton axios Paradise, blossoming with Divine os poniron, eneka tou Iou tou as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake.
telounton tin Sin Sevasmion Mnimin. Flowers f those with similar ways, Anthropou.
who fittingly celebrate Thy Holy
Memory. “Herete en ekini ti imera ke skirtisate! “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!
Idou! gar O misthos imon polis en to Behold! your Reward is great in
I erimos evfrenestho, ke exanthito os Let the Wilderness rejoice and blossom Ourano. Heaven.,
krinon, oti eplithinas taftis, ta tekna forth like a lily, for Thou hast
Savva Theofron, i hora tou Iordanou, increased her children, O Godly- PSALM 50/51 ➜
agalliastho nin harmosinos, epi ti minded Savvas. And let the Region I NTE RCE SSORY HY M NS FOR D IV INE M ERCY

Thia Sou Mnimi. of Jordan today be joyfully exultant ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
at Thy Divine Memorial and to the Holy Spirit
T H E OTOKION – T ONE 3
✞Tes T O U I E R A R H O U Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of T H E
Hrisoplokotate Pirge, ke Dodekatihe O Pure Gold Tower, and Twelve Walled exalipson ta plithi ton emon H I E R A R C H , O Merciful One, blot out
polis, iliostalakte Throne, Kathedra City, O Throne aglitter with egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions.
tou Vasileos, akatanoiton Thavma, sunshine, Magnificent Chair of the
pos galouhis ton Despotin? King, Incomprehensible Wonder, Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
how did Thou nurse the Master? eonon. Ages.

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Amin Amen Ti afti imera O Agios Martys Diogenis, On this day the Holy Martyr, St
✞Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of the lithovolithis, telioute. Diogenes, was Perfected for being
exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out stoned to death.
egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions. Ti afti imera O Agios martys Averkios On this day the Holy Martyr Averkios
M E NAION - I D IOMEL ON –S T S AV V A - T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2 xifi telioute. was Perfected by sword.
Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Have mercy upon me, O God, Ti afti imera O Osios Nonnos en Irinini On this day, the Holy St Nonnos
Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton according to Thy Great Mercy; telioute. Reposed in Peace.
iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima according to the multitude of Thy O Osios Gratos en Irini telioute. The Holy St Gratos Reposed in Peace.
mou. Mercies do away mine offences.
Mnimi tou Osiou Patros imon Nektarios, We Commemorate our Holy Father,
Osie Pater, is pasan tin Gin exilthen O O Devout Father, the Proclamation of tou en to Atho. Nektarios of Mount Athos.
fthongos ton katorthomaton Sou, di’ Thine Achievements went forth unto
on en tis Ouranis evres misthon ton all the Earth. For Thy Labours Thou Tes afton Agies Presvies, O Theos By their Holy Intercessions, O God,
kamaton Sou. Ton demonon olesas found Reward in Heaven. Thou eleison ke Soson imas. have Mercy on us and Save us.
tas falangas, ton Angelon efthasas ta destroyed the arrays of demons, and Amin Amen
tagmata, on ton vion amemptos Thou attained to the Orders of M E NAION - K ATH ISM A 1 – NATIVITY OF CH RIST - T ONE 1
ezilosas. Parrisian ehon pros Hriston Angels, whose Lifestyle Thou THE ODES
ton Theon, Irinin etise tes psihes emulated Blamelessly. Since Thou
imon. hast confidence before our Lord, OD I 1 Hristos Gennate, Doxasate! Hristos OD E 1 Christ is Born: Glorify Him!
beseech Him to grant Peace to our ex Ouranon, apantisate! Hristos epi Christ has descended from Heaven:
PRAYERS FOR OUR SALVATION➔ soul. gis, Ipsothite! Asate to Kyrio, pas i gi, Receive Him! Christ is on earth:
M E NAION - K ONTAKION – S T S AVV A - T ONE (8) P LAGAL 4
ke en evfrosini animnisate, lai, oti Elevate Him! O all the earth: sing to
Dedoxaste! the Lord! Sing praises in gladness, O
Os apo vrefous to Theo Thisia amomos, Since to God, Who know Thee before ye people, for He has been Glorified!
prosevehthis di’ aretis, Savva Thou were born, Thou were through OD I 3 To pro ton eonon, ek Patros OD E 3 To the Son Who was Begotten of
makarie, to Se prin gennithine Virtue offered as a Blameless Gennithenti arrefstos Iio, ke ep’ the Father without change before all
epistameno, ehrimatisas Osion Sacrifice from Thine infancy, O Eshaton ek Parthenou, Sarkothenti ages, and in the Last Times, without
egkallopisma, polistis te tis erimou Blessed Savvas. Thou became the asporos, Hristo to Theo Voisomen; O seed, became Flesh of the Virgin: to
axiepenos, Dio krazo Si: Heris, Pater Pride and Joy of Ascetic Saints, the anipsosas to keras imon! Agios i Christ our God let us cry aloud:
Aidime! praiseworthy occupant of the Kyrie! Thou hast raised up our horn! Holy
Wilderness. Hence I cry to Thee: art Thou, O Lord!
Hail! O Father All Extolled! 4 Rod of the Root of Jesse, and
4 Ravdos ek tis Rizis, Iesse, ke
OD E
OD I
M E NAION - I KOS – S T S AV V A THE S ANC TIF IE D
Flower that blossomed from his
Anthos ex aftis, Hriste, ek tis
Sofias iparhon vlastima, Savva Osie, As the Offspring of Wisdom, O Holy Parthenou anevlostisas. Ex Orous O stem, O Christ, Thou hast sprung
from the Virgin. From the Mountain
pediothen epothisas Sofian tin Savva, from childhood Thou yearned enetos, kataskiou daseos, ilthes
sarkothis es apirandrou, O ailos ke overshadowed by the Forest Thou
enipostaton. I sinikisasa Si, apo Gis for the Hypostatic Wisdom. When It
Theos. ✞ Doxa ti Dinami Sou Kyrie! hast come, made Flesh from her that
Se ehorise, ke pros ipsos anigagen, ex dwelt within Thee, It separated Thee knew not wedlock, O God Who art
ailon antheon plexasa Stephanon, ke from Earth, and let Thee up on High, not formed from matter. ✞ Glory to
ti Si epithisa igiasmeni kara and Wove for Thee a Garland of Thy Power, O Lord!
Theofron. Oper kekosmimenos, Immaterial Flowers, which was laid
5 As Thou art God of Peace and
5 Theos on Irinis, Patrir iktirmon, tis
OD E
exileose to thion, tou dothine mi upon Thy Hallowed Head, O Godly OD I
Sofian Logou epaxios, opos animniso Minded. Being thus adorned, Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon, Irinin Father of Mercies, Thou hast sent to
tin Agian Sou kimisin, in edoxase propitiate God that I might worthily parehomenon, apestilas imin. Othen us Thine Angel of Great Counsel,
Hristo O Theos imon. Dio ke imis be granted Wisdom of Speech, so Theognosias, pros Fos Odigithentes, granting us Peace. So are we guided
ek niktos orthrizontes, towards the Light of the Knowledge
krazomen Si: Heris, Pater Aidime! that I may extol Thy Holy Dormition,
Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope! of God, and, watching by night, we
which Christ our God Glorified.
Glorify Thee, O Lover of mankind!
Therefore, we cry to Thee: Hail, O
Father All Extolled! OD I 6 Splaghnon Ionan emvrion O DE 6 The sea monster spat forth Jonah

S Y NAX ARION – 5 D ECE MBER apimesen, enalios thir, ion edexato. as it had received him - like a babe
Ti Partheno de, enikisas O Logos, ke from the womb - while the Word,
Ti E’ tou Aftou minos Mnimi tou Osiou On this 5th Day of the month, we Sarka lavon, dililithe psilaxas having dwelt in the Virgin and taken
Patros imon Savva tou Igiasmenou. Commemorate our Holy Father, St adiafthoron. Is gar ouhipesti pefseos, Flesh, came forth from Her yet kept
Savvas the Sanctified. tin tekousan kateshen apimanton. Her uncorrupted. For being Himself
not subject to decay, He preserved
Ti afti imera Mnimin tou Agiou On this day we also Comemmorate the His Mother free from harm.
Martyros Anastasiou. Holy Martyr, St Anastasios.

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