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F iir s tt S a ttu r d a y o ff G r e a tt L e n tt F rs Sa urday o Grea Len

The Miracle of St Theodore the Recruit of Tyre


Also the Feast of St Nikon the Monk of Sicily and his 199 Novice Monks - St Nikon the Abbot of the Kiev Far Caves Monastery, (first Disciple and Fellow Ascetic of St Anthony, the Founder of Kiev Caves Monastery) St Philetos the Senator, St Lydia, his wife, and St Macedonios & St Theoprpios, their sons, St Chronides the Notary & St Amphilochios the Captain & those who were martyred with them in Illyria St Basil of Mangazea, Siberia St Luke the Monk-martyr of St Annas Skete, Mount Athos & Odrin St Sergios the New Confessor of Tver

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K a tta v a s iia s o ff tth e E v e r B lle s s e d Ka avas as o he Ever B essed T h e o tto k o s Theo okos

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SUNDAY &

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

T h e M iir a c lle o ff S tt T h e o d o r e tth e R e c r u iitt The M rac e o S Theodore he Recru


Fifty years after St Theodores Martyrdom, Emperor Julian the Apostate (361-363), who passionately hated the Christians, had instigated merciless persecutions against them and, knowing Clean Monday the first day of Great Lent was coming, he commanded the officials of Constantinople to sprinkle all the food in the marketplaces during the first week of Great Lent with the blood of animals that had been the offered to the pagan idols. The food would not only be contaminated with blood, which Christians avoid during Lent, but the food would also be contaminated with the blood of animals that had been offered to the false gods. However, St Theodore appeared in a dream to Archbishop Eudoxios, ordering him to inform all the Christians not to purchase anything from the marketplaces, but rather to eat cooked wheat with honey (Kollyva). This Miracle of the Vision of St Theodore preserved the Faithful Christians of Constantinople from eating what would have been contaminated food. In memory of this Miracle, the Orthodox Church annually Commemorates St Theodore the Recruit on the first Saturday of Great Lent. This example of Gods Divine Providence encourages us to examine ourselves closely, for God watches over us, protecting and preserving His Faithful People from partaking of anything that is not good for us. God and His Heavenly Hosts guard His Faithful Flock even when we do not know what is being plotted against us and have not prayed for His Holy Protection. Too often we doubt or do not realise our Lords Loving concern for us and many of us have wrong perceptions of Almighty God but our limited understanding of His infinite Majesty and Great Mercy have nothing at all to do with His Divine Truth or our Lord God of the True Teaching of Christ nor the God-Inspired Holy Scriptures and certainly nothing like the Compassionate and Loving God Who is always concerned with the Eternal Welfare of His People! Misguided attitudes frequently infect the Church, and our lives especially when we are tempted by the evil one to doubt that God really cares about us. When such thoughts arise we are merely being tempted by the greatest liar and deceiver of all who wants us to believe that our personal issues are insignificant and of no consequence at all. It is natural for us to sometimes have doubts even King David occasionally questioned Gods Actions in his Psalms. But worse than doubts is when we live as though there is no God Who watches over us and takes constant care of us. We sin as though we are non-believers or atheists. We feel no shame, no remorse and we never question our evil impulses we just do whatever we want to do. How do we pray? Do we pray as True Believers in a Loving and Provident Almighty God with Humility and Thanksgiving? Do we plan and live each day knowing that God has a specific, Eternal Purpose for each and every one of us? These are attitudes that need to be examined closely. What we do with ourselves is a very good indicator of what we actually believe. The biggest difference between our Christian God and the modern, New Age, popular secular ideas of God, is Love Agape the infinite and unconditional Divine Love of God that really does care what happens in the lives of each and every person on the this planet - because God is Love. We can Repent, Watch and Pray: Lord, I believe. Help Thou my unbelief!

Entreaties, O Christ God, Save our soul.

THE DIVINE LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BEGINS IMMEDIATELY

2.

SUNDAY &

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

SUNDAY &

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

11.

Oti Si i Monos Agios, Si i Monos Kyrios, For


Iisous Hristos, is Doxan Theou Patros

Thou alone art Holy, Thou alone art Lord, Jesus Christ, to the Glory of God the Father.

Psalm 117 /118


PRAISE
TO

GOD

FOR

HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

Theos
STIHOS

Amin.
Kath
ekastin imeran Evlogiso Se, ke enesio to Onoma Sou is ton eona ke is ton Eona tou Eonos. Kyrie, en ti emera tafti anamartitous filahthine imas.

Amen Every day I will Bless Thee, and praise


Thy Name forever and to the Ages of Ages.

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 1:

1: Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou!

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

Kataxioson, Evlogitos

Grant,

O Lord, this day to keep us without sin. art Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy Name unto the Ages.

Theos
STIHOS 2:

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 2:

I, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron imon, ke Eneton ke Dedoxasmenon to Onoma Sou is tous Eonas.

Blessed

Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.


epefanen imin. erhomenos en

All the nations surrounded me, but in the Name of the Lord I drove them back.

Amin
Genito,
Kyrie, to Eleos Sou ef imas, kathaper ilipisamen epi Se. i, Kyrie, didaxon me ta Dikeomata Sou. [3]

Amen May Thy Mercy O Lord, be upon us, as


we have put our hope in Thee.

Theos
STIHOS 3:

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 3:

Evlogitos
Kyrie,

Blessed Lord,

art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy Statutes [3]

Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.


epefanen imin. erhomenos en

This is the Lords doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

Theos

katafigi, egenithis imin en genea ke genea. Ego ipa: Kyrie, eleison me, iase tin psihin mou oti imarton Si.

Thou hast been our Refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee. do Thy Will, for Thou art my God.

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

Festal Apolytikion- Miracle of St Theodore

Kyrie, Pros Se katefigon; didaxon me tou O Lord, to Thee have I fled; teach me to
piin to Thelima Sou, oti Si I O Theos mou.

Megala

Oti

para Si Pigi Zois; en to Foti Sou opsometha Fos.

For with Thee is the Fountain of Life;


Thy Light we shall see Light.

in

Paratinon to Eleos Sou tis ginoskousi Se. Agios Doxa


O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Athanatos, eleison imas.[3] Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Extend

Thy Mercy to those who know Thee.

ta tis Pisteos katorthomata! En ti pigi tis flogos, os epi idatos anapafseos, O Agios Martys Theodoros igalleto. Piri gar olokaftothis, os artos idis, ti Triadi prosinekte. Tes aftou ikesies Hriste O Theos, Soson tas psihas imon.

Magnificent

SMALL LITANY

Holy

are Faiths accomplishments! The Holy Martyr Theodore greatly rejoiced as he stood in the fountain of fire as if beside the Still Waters. He was consumed by fire and offered like sweet bread to the Trinity. At his Entreaties, O Christ God, Save our souls.
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. [3]

First Triodion Kathismata- For Martyrs

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Fostires

Amin Agios Athanatos, eleison imas. Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros,


Athanatos, Eleison imas.

Agios

Amen Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Immortal, have mercy on us.
Tone 2

noeri, anedihthite Agii Martyres. Tin gar ahlin tis planis katirgisate dia tis Pisteos, tas psihikas imon lampadas efedrinate, ke to Nimfio meta Doxis siisilthete, is ton Ouranion nimfona, ke nin iketevsate deometha, sothine tas psihas imon.

Holy Martyrs, You were shownto be Spiritual Luminaries. Through Faith You dispelled delusion like mist over our eyes, and You brightened the lamps of our soul. You went into the Heavenly Bridal Chamber with the Bridegroom in Glory. Now we ask You to Intercede with Him for the Salvation of our soul.

Triodion Apolytikion

STIHOS:

Megala ta tis Pisteos katorthomata!

En ti Pigin tis Flogos, os epi idatos anapafseos, O Agios Martys Theodoros igalleto. Piri gar olokavtothis, os artos idis, ti Triadi prosinekte. Tes aftou ikesies Hriste O Theos, Soson tas psihas imon.
SUNDAY &

Magnificent

are Faiths accomplishments! The Holy Martyr, Theodore, greatly rejoiced as he stood in the fountain of fire as if beside the Still Waters. He was consumed by fire and offered like sweet bread to the Trinity. At his

Thavmaston O Theos en tis Agiis Aftou, O Theos Israil Aftos dosi Dinamin ke Krateosin to lao Aftou. Evlogitos O Theos.

VERSE:

God is Wondrous in His Saints; the God of Israel shall give Power and Strength to His People. Blessed is God.

Ikoumenis

Fostires ailampis, anedihthite Pisti Martyriki, olyn anathemeni, tin elpida pros Kyrion, ke noito eleo, tou Pnevmatos Agii, tas psihikas lampadas imon efdrinate. Othen ke
SUNDAY &

By

Your strong Faith as Martyrs, You became Shining Stars that Illumine the Universe. You placed Your entire Hope in the Lord Who Empowered You. And with the Spiritual Oil of 3.

10.

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

Kratires noeri, proheontes ta emata, os namata, ti Ekklisia efanite, Athlofori panevfimi, presvevsate Hristo to Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho tin Agian Mnimin imon.

the Spirit, You made the Lamps of our soul burn brightly, by the Grace that was granted to You. Therefore You are likened to Spiritual Wine Bowls that pour forth Martyric Blood for the Church as if finest wine, O Martyr Athletes extolled by all: Intercede with Christ our God that He grant Forgiveness of offences to those who, with longing, observe Your Holy Memory.
VERSE:

evfranthomen, Fileorti timontes, fedran eortin, tis aftou telioseos, asmatikos animnountes ton Iisoun, ton Doxasanda tin mnimi aftou.

Joyous occasion, the Festival of the Martyr, and faithfull rejoice as we honour the Bright Holy Feast Day of his demise. Let us extol the Lord Jesus with Sacred Songs, for He Glorified his memory.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Agiosinis

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

STIHOS:

Agiis tis en ti gi aftou ethavmastomen O Kyrios, panda ta Thelimata Aftou en Aftis. aponekrosantes morfas ke tas kinisis, tou Hristou i Martyres elavon tin Harin, tas nosous apodiokin ton asthenon, ke Zontes ke meta telos Thamatourgin, ontos Thavma paradoxon! Oti ostea gimna, ekvlizousin iamata. Doxa to mono Sofo, ke Ktisti Theo.

Tis

the Saints on His earth: in them the Lord Magnified all His Will.

To

Di egkratias ton Pathon tas piriflektous, For

having deadened burning impulses and movements of sinful passions by their Self-control and Virtue, the Holy Martyrs of Christ were granted the Divine Grace of driving away the illnesses of the sick and working Wonders, alive and after their death. Paradoxical Miracle indeed, that naked bones should pour out Cures abundantly! Glory to our Only God!

dorea, ke ploutos Thias Zois, pefanerose t Kosmo Theodore. Hristos gar Sou Sofe, tin mnimin edoxasen. En i simfonos i Pisti, gegithotes imnoumen, tous agonas ton ponon Sou. nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Thou has revealed to the world the Gift


of Holiness and the Riches of Divine Life, O Theodore. For Christ has Glorified Thy Memory, O Wise Martyr. We the Faithful rejoice in it and with one voice we sing in praise of Thy Contests and Labours.

Ke

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amin Theotoke

Amen
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Theotokion
Si i i ampelos i alithini, i vlastisasa ton Karpon tis Zois, Se iketevomen, Presveve Despina, meta tou Athloforou, ke panton ton Agion, eleithine, tas psihas imon.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Amin Se

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton eonon.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Amen

and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Theotokos, Thou art the True Vine that produced the Fruit of Life. O Lady, we fervently Entreat Thee to Intercede along with the Martyr, and all the Saints, that our souls be treated mercifully.

Theotokion
ke Tihos ke Limena ehomen, ke presvin evprosdekton, pros on etekes Theon, Theotoke animnfevte, ton Piston i Sotiria.

The Great Doxology


THE BELLS
ARE RUNG AND ALL THE LIGHTS ARE SWITCHED ON

We

have Thee as a Fortress and a Port and an acceptable Intercessor with God, Whom Thou bore, O Unwed Theotokos, the Salvation of the Faithful.
TONE 3

Doxa Si to dixanti to Fos. Doxa


en Ipsistis Theo ke epi gis Irini, en anthropis Evdokia.

Glory to Thee Who has shown us the


Light!

Glory to God in the Highest, and on


earth Peace, Goodwill among men.

Second Triodion Kathismata St Theodore

Zeon Pisteos Orthodoxia, planin esvesas


kakodoxias, katargisas ton idonlon to atheon, ke olokavtoma Thion genomenos, Thavmatourgies drosizis ta perata. Martys endoxe, Hriston ton Theon iketeve, dorisasthe imin to Mega Eleos.

As

Thou boiled hot with Orthodoxy, Thou extinguished heresys delusion and arrested idolatrys Godlessness. Thou became a Whole Burnt Offering to God, and Thou refresh the whole world with Thy Miracles. Pray to Christ our God, O Glorious Martyr, Fervently Entreating Him to grant us His Great Mercy.

Imnoumen

Se, Evlogoumen Se, Proskinoumense, Doxologoumen Se, Efharistoumen Si, dia tin Megalin Sou Doxan. Vasilef, Epouranie Thee, Pater Pantokrator; Kyrie Ie Monogenes, Isou Hriste, ke Agion Pnevma.

We

Praise Thee, we Bless Thee, we Worship Thee, we Glorify Thee, we give Thee Thanks for Thy Great Glory.

Kyrie Kyrie

Lord, Lord

King, God of Heaven, Father Almighty: Lord, Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Thion


doron Se pros Sotirian, pasi dedoke ti ikoumeni, O en tis athlis dinamosas Se Kyrios, tas psihikas imon nosous iomenos, ke ton somaton
SUNDAY &

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

O Theos, O Amnos tou Theou, O Ios tou Patros, O eron tin amartian tou Kosmou, eleison imas, O eron tas amartias tou kosmou.

The Lord, Who Strengthed Thee when in


the Contests, gave Thee to the world for our Salvation, as a Divine Gift, which is what Thy name denotes.
FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us; O Thou Who takes away the sins of the world. our Prayer, Thou Who sits at the right Hand of the Father, and have mercy on us. 9.

Prosdexe

tin deisin imon, O kathimenos en dexia tou Patros, ke eleison imas.

Receive

4.

SUNDAY &

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

Lauds: The Praises to God -Psalm 148


ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Pasa

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos to Theo. Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. Si prepi imnos to Theo.
L ET

Let

everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. To Thee praise is due, O God.

ta pathi propoumenos. Martys Theodore, Hriston ton Theon iketeve, dorisasthe imin to Mega Eleos.

Thou Heal the illness and passions that plague our soul and ward off physical trauma and suffering. O Martyr Theodore, to Christ our God pray fervently, Entreating Him to grant us His Great Mercy.

Enite

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,


all His Powers. To Thee praise is due, O God.
TONE 1

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amin
Theotokion

Triodion Verses St Theodore the Tyro


ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD !

Amen
TONE 3

Enite

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou. karteron oplitin, tis imon efsevias, simfonos sinelthontes, odes Mystikes, evfimisomen legontes. Axiothavmaste Martys tou Iisou, evhou iper ton timonton Se.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts.

Praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty.

Ton aristea tis ano, stratologias Pisti, os O

Faithful, let us unite now and using one voice extol that valiant heavily armed soldier of te Heavenly Army, St Theodore, the strong Hoplite of our Faith, singing Mystical Odes to him: O Martyr of Jesus, Thou art worthy of our awe. Will Thou pray for us who honour Thee. Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp. a Gift from God, and Thou were given as Comfort to all who are in trouble, O Thrice Blessed Theodore. For everyone who comes in Truth to Thy Holy Church, and who with gladness received the Divine Rewards of Thy Miracles, gives honour to Christ.

ton ahoriton, Theon en Mitra Sou, Parthene ahrande, kioforisasa, ton pro eonon ek Patros arrefstos anatilanda, Logon enipostaton, ke Iion Omoousion, touton ekdisopison, Sin Profites ke Martysin, Osiis, Askites, ke Dikeis, doune imin lisin plimmelimaton.

Thou

carried in Thy Womb the Uncontainable God, the Hypostatic Word and Consubstantial Son, Who Pre-eternally shone forth from the Father without flux or change. O Virgin All Immaculate: now Entreat Him on our behalf, bring with Thee all the Saints, Prophets, Martyrs and Monastics, all Ascetics and the Righteous, and pray to Him to grant us Forgiveness of offences.

Enite Ti

Afton en iho salpingos; Enite Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. feronimo Sou klisi, doron Theou alithos, tis thlivomenis pasi, thimidia edothis, Theodore trismakar. Pas gar to So, prospelazon Nao alithos, met evfrosinis lamvanon tas amivas, ton Thavmaton Sou gereri Hriston.

Praise

PSALM 50/51

Triodion Kontakion St Theodore

Pistin Hristou osi thoraka, endon lavon Once


en kardia Sou, tas enantias dinamis katepatisas Poliathle, ke stefi Ouranio estefthis eonios, OS AITTITOS.

Thy name denotes it, and truly Thou art

Thou had taken the Faith of Christ into Thy heart like a suit of armour, Thou trampled the hostile forces underfoot, having contended much, and Thou were crowned with Heavenly Laurels forever, AS ONE INVINCIBLE.

Triodion Oikos St Theodore

Ton

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo.


Afton en hordes ke organo.

Enite

Praise By

Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. Thy Great Feats as Martyr, Thou amassed in Thyself the Holy Wealth and Brilliance of the Orthodox Doctine. Thou gave all Thy Might as an acceptable Gift to God, O St Theodore. And in Thy Contests, Thou truly fulfilled Thy Name, for it also means Gift to God. Him with tuneful cymbals; praise Him with loud cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. sumptuous Feast on this most

Tis

evsevias ton plouton, ke tin lamprotita, athlitikis kamatis, seafto thisavrisas, pasan tin ishin Sou, doron dekton, to Theo proseninohas, anapliron en tis athlis meta spoudis, Theodoriton Sou prosklisin.

en Throno Fotos epohoumenon, efharistos en Pisti imnoumen Se, oti dorima Thion dedorise, ton genneon tis athlis Theodoron, ton en to Vio trismakariston, os ipermahon onta tis alithias. Evsevi logismo kektimenos Hriston, anedihthi krateos nikitis kata tou dolerou, OS AITTITOS.

We gladly in Faith extol Thee, who art


carried on a Throne of Light. For Thou hast given us a Divine Gift, O Theodoros, who was brave in the contests and thrice-Blessed in life, being Champion of the Truth. Having a Pious mind, he obtained Thee, O Christ; and against the deceiver he proved to be a Mighty Victor, AS ONE INVINCIBLE.

Synaxarion 23 March

Enite

Afton en kimvalis evihis; enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion.

Praise

Ti

K tou aftou minos, Mnmi tou Agiou Martyros Nikonos ke ton aftou Mathiton, ekaton enenikontaennea Martyron. afti imera, O Agios Dometios xifi telioute.
SUNDAY &

On

the 23rd day of this month we Commemorate the Holy Martyr, St Nikon and his 199 Martyred Disciples. in Holy Martyrdom by sword. 5.

Ti pamfai panigiri, tou Thiou Martyros, Let us, O Feast Lovers, all now observe a
evohithomen 8. pantes, ke Pistos
SUNDAY & FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

Ti

On this day St Dometios was Perfected

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS

Ti

afti imera, Savvato tis protis Ebdomados ton Nistion, to dia ton Kollivon paradoxon Thavma tou Agiou ke endoxou Megalomartyros Theodorou tou Tironos eortazomen. aftou Agies Presveves, O Theos, eleison ke Soson imas.

On this day, Saturday of the first week


of Lent, we celebrate the marvellous Wonder involving Kollyva by the Holy and Glorious Great Martyr, St Theodore Tyro.
ODI 8 ODE 8

Enoumen, Pedas

Evlogoumen Proskinoumen ton Kyrios.

ke

We Praise, we Bless and we Worship


the Lord!

Tes

By His Holy Intercessions, O God, have


Mercy on us and Save us.

Amin.
ODI 1

Amen
Katavasia of the Ever Blessed Theotokos ODE 1

TONE 4

Anixo

to stoma mou ke plirothisete Pnevmatos ke logon erevxome ti Vasilidi Mitri. Ke ofthisome fedros Panigirizon ke aso gnothomenos

TAFTIS TA THAVMATA.
ODI 3

shall open my mouth and the Spirit will inspire it, and I shall utter the words of my song to the Queen and Mother: I shall be seen radiantly JOYFULLY keeping Feast and
PRAISING HER MIRACLES

evagis en ti kamino O tokos tis Theotokou diesosato, tote men tipoumenos, nin de energoumenos tin ikoumenin apasan agiri psallousan. Ton Kyrion imnite ta Erga ke iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas.
AGNIFICAT

The Offspring of the Theotokos saved


the Holy Children in the furnace. He Who was then prefigured has since been born on earth, and He gathers together all Creation to sing: O ye Works of the Lord: Bless ye the Lord and exalt Him above all forever!

THE M

Katavasia of the Ever Blessed Theotokos -

9th Ode

ODE 3

Apas

Tous

Sous Imnologous, Theotoke, izosa ke Afthonos Pigi, Thiason Sigkrotisantas Pnevmatikon, stereoson. Ke en ti Thia Doxi Sou Stefanon Doxis axioson.

ODI 4

ODE 4

Mother of God, Thou living and plentiful Fount, grant strength to those united in Spiritual Fellowship, who sing Hymns of Praise to Thee: and in Thy Divine Glory grant them Crowns of Glory.

gigenis skiratato to pnevmati lampadouhoumenos. Panigirizeto de ailon noon fisis, gererousa TA IERA THAVMASIA tis Theomitoros ke voato. Heris, Pammakariste Theotoke Agni, Aiparthene.
& PRAISES TO

Let

THE SMALL LITANY THE LORD

every mortaL born on earth, carrying his lamp, in spirit leap for Joy; and let the Orders of Angelic Powers celebrate and honour THE HOLY FEAST of the Theotokos, and let them cry: Hail, All Blessed Theotokos, Pure and Ever Virgin!
TONE 2

Tin anexihniaston Thian Voulin tis ek tis Perceiving the Unsearchable Purpose of
Parthenou sarkoseos Sou to Ipsistou O Profitis Abbakoum katanoon ekravgaxe. Doxa ti Dinami Sou, Kyrie
ODI 5 ODE 5

Triodion Exaposteilarion St Theodore Tyro

God concerning Thine Incarnation from a Virgin, O Most High, the Prophet Habakkuk cried: Glory to Thy Power, O Lord!

Stefaniforos

Exesti

ta simpanta epi ti Thia Doxi Sou. Si gar, apirogame Parthene, eshes en Mitra ton epi Panton Theon ke tetokas ahronon Iion, pasi tis imnousi Se Sotirian vravevousa.

The

ODI 6

ODE 6

whole world was amazed at Thy Divine Glory: for Thou, O Virgin, Who has not known wedlock, has been Translated from earth to the Eternal Mansions to the Life without end, bestowing Salvation upon all who sing Thy praises.

Agie, parestos Sin Angelis, to tou Hristou nin Vimati, ke Fotos tou ekithen, pliroumenos Athlofore, tin Irinin to Kosmo, adialiptos presveve, ke imin sotirian tis evsevos, tin fosforon mnimin Sou ektelousi, Theodore Panolvie, Martys Iglaismene.

Wearing

a Crown, O Saint, Thou now stand beside Christs Tribunal together with Angelic Hosts. Prizewinner, Thou art filled with the Light that originates there. Never cease Interceding for the Peace of the whole world, and Salvation for us who with Pious Faith celebrate Thy Memory, which is Radiant, O Theodore, All Glorious and Illustrious Martyr.

Theotokion

Tin Thian Taftin ke Pantimon Telountes As


Eortin i Theofrones tis Theomitoros, defte tas hiras krotisomen, ton ex aftis tehthenta Theon Doxazontes.
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we celebrate this Sacred and Solemn Feast of the Theotokos, let us come, clapping our hands, O people of the Lord, and Glorifying God Who was Born of her. Holy Children bravely trampled upon the threatening fire, preferring not to worship created things rather than the Creator, and they sang in Joy: Blessed art Thou and praised above all: O Lord God of our Fathers!

En

Ouk

elatrefsan ti ktisi i Theoforones para ton Ktisanta. Alla piros apilin andrios patisantes, herontes epsallon. Iperimnite, O ton Pateron Kyrios ke Theos, Evlogitos i

The

ti Gastri Sou Kyrios, apollimenon Kosmon, fthoras anakalessathe, voulithis osper iden, eskinose Theotoke. Sotirian oun pantes, evrontes ekvoomen Si. Here to tou Angelou, panevklees, ginexin en pases evlogimeni. Ke gar haran ekiisas, pasi ti ikoumeni.

The

Lord resided in Thy Womb, O Theotokos, as He knew, wishing to call the world He created back from corruption, for it was lost and perishing. O Lady, now having found Salvation, altogether we cry to Thee the Angels famous Salutation: Hail! O Truly Blesed among women! For Thou, O Virgin, have brought forth Holy Joy to the world.

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