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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns


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Dormition of
St Anna

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THE

RIGHTEOUS MOTHER OF
THEOTOKOS

OUR

LADY

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OF

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS

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12.

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

ST ANNA RIGHTEOUS MOTHER

OF

THEOTOKOS

THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING


TA

St Anna is the Righteous Mother of our Ever Blessed Lady Theotokos, and therefore,
the Grandmother of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ according to His
Incarnation.
St Anna was one of the daughters of Matthan, a Judean Priest of the Levite Tribe,
as was St Aaron, the ancient High Priest.
St Anna had two sisters.
Her sister, Mary, resided in Bethlehem with her husband and they had a
daughter, Salome, who married St Joseph the Betrothed and produced seven
children: St James, St Jude, St Simon, St Joses, (who became Holy Apostles)
and St Salome, Esther, and a third daughter whose name is unclear: Martha,
Lydia, Thamar or Assia.
One of their daughters, St Salome, was the mother of two Holy Apostles - St James
the Lesser and St John the Beloved Apostle and Theologian - and she was also
one of the Holy Myrrhbearers who accompanied our Lady Theotokos.
The eldest son of St Joseph and Salome (Mathan), St James, was devoted to God
and to Christ, having watched over our Lords early years and having
accompanied St Joseph, Theotokos and Christ to Egypt. He became known as
Jame Adelphotheos or Brother to our Lord and was the First Bishop of
Jerusalem who preached the Divine Truth and Reality of our Lord Jesus Christ,
for which he was Martyred.
(These children of St Joseph the Betrothed and his late wife, Salome, became,
according to Old Covenant Law the children of our Ever Blessed Lady
Theotokos who was actually their cousin, under the Protection and
Guardianship of their elderly father, St Joseph.)
St Annas other sister, Zoia also married and lived in Bethlehem, and her daughter
was St Elizabeth, the Righteous Mother of St John the Baptist and Forerunner to
Christ our Lord.
St Anna married St Ioachim, a wealthy and devout man who owned large flocks
of sheep. They resided in Nazareth and were childless for fifty years, until the
Miraculous Conception (according to the Will of God) of their beloved
daughter, the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary future Mother of God (Incarnate).
They lived devoutly and quietly, using only a third of their income for themselves
and giving a third to the poor and a third to the Temple.
St Joachim had done this since he was 15-years-old, and God multiplied his flocks,
so the couple was well provided for.
They longed for a child but remained childless into their old age.
When they were in Jerusalem to offer sacrifice to God, the High Priest, Issachar,
upbraided Joachim, loudly exclaiming: "You are not worthy to offer sacrifice
with those childless hands!" And others who had been Blessed with children
jostled St
Joachim, thrusting him back for being unworthy and thus
disrespected.
In despair, St Joachim consulted the geneological records of the Tribes of Israel
and discovered that every Righteous man in the Nation had been Blessed with
children - except him!
This caused the aged Saint great grief and despair, and he and his beloved wife
left Jerusalemwith heavy hearts, and devoted themselves to Fervent Prayers to
God that He would work in them the same Miracle that He had worked in the
ancient Patriarch, Abraham and his wife, Sarah, granting them a child to
comfort them.
Instead of returning home with his wife, St Joachim took his flocks and went to a
high mountain, refusing to return in such shame.
Meanwhile, St Anna, equally heart-broken, prayed unceasingly in her garden.
Finally, God sent His Holy Archangel Gabried the Heavenly Bearer of Good
Tidings - to each of them, whereupon he announced the forthcoming birth of
2.

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

KE

CA

RE

To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios: ...Oudis,


lihnon apsas, kalipti afton skevi, i
ipokato klinis tithisin, all ei lihnias
epitithisin, ina i isporevomeni
vleposi to fos.
Ou gar esti krypton, O ou faneron
genisete, oude apokrifon, O ou
gnosthiset, ke is faneron elthi.
Vlepete oun pos akouete. Os gar ean
ehi, dothisete afto, ke os ean mi ehi,
ke O doki ehin, arthisete ap aftou.

Paregenonto de pros Afton i Mitir ke i


Adelphi Aftou, ke ouk idinanto
sintihin Afto dia ton ohlon.
Ke apingeli Afto, legonton: I Mitir Sou
ke i Adelphi Sou estikasin exo, idin Se
thelontes.
O de apokrithis, ipe pros aftous: Mitir
Mou ke Adelphi Mou, outi isin, i ton
Logon tou Theou akouonte, ke
piountes Afton.

DORMITION OF

TO

ST LUKE 8 : 16 21

OF HOW WE HEAR GODS D

ST ANNA, MOTHER

IVINE

& PERFEC

TRUTH

At that time, our Lord Jesus Christ said:


...No one, when he has lit a lamp,
covers it with a vessel or puts it
under a bed, but sets it on a
lampstand so that those who enter
may see the light.
For nothing is secret that will not be
revealed, nor anything hidden that
will not be known and come to
light.
Take heed how you hear.
For
whoever has, to him more will be
given; and whoever does not have,
even what he seems to have will be
taken from him.
His Mother and Brothers went to Him,
but could not approach Him because
of the crowd.
And He was told by some who said: Thy
Mother and Thy Brothers are
standing outside, wanting to see
Thee.
He answered and said to them: My
Mother and My Brothers are these
who hear the Word of God and do
It.

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

11.

FESTAL DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS & READINGS


FESTAL APOLYTIKION DORMITION

Zoin

OF

ST ANNA

Thou

tin kiisasan, ekioforisas, Agnin


Theomitora, Theofron Anna.
Dio
pros
lixin
Ouranion,
entha
evfrenomenon, katikia en doxi,
herousa nin metestis, tis timosi Se
potho, ptesmaton etoumeni, ilasmon
Aimakariste.

carried within Thy Womb Her


who was Pregnant with Life: the
Mother of God, O Godly-minded
Anna, and thus rejoicing Thou were
today Translated unto Heaven,
where they live who now Rejoice.
And Thou entreat Forgiveness of
offences for the Faithful who honour
Thee with longing, O Ever Blessed
One.

FESTAL KONTAKION ST ANNA DORMITION -

Progonon

TONE 2

Today

Hristou,
tin
mnimin
eortazomen, tin touton Pistos,
etoumeni voithian, tou risthine
apantas, apo pasis thlipseos, tous
kravgazontas. O Theos genou meth
imon, O TOUTOUS DOXASAS OS
IIDOKISAS.

we observe the memory of


Christs Forebears, and also we pray
that we might receive their Aid, so
that all of us may be freed from
tribulations, as we cry aloud: Be
with us, O Lord our God, WHO
GLORIFIED THEM AS THOU WERE
PLEASED TO DO!

PROKEIMENON PSALM 67/68 & PSALM 33/34 TONE 4

Thavmastos O Theos en tis Agiis Aftou. God is Wondrous in His Saints.


S T I H O S : En Ekklisias Evlogite ton Theon,
V E R S E : Bless God in the Churches, the
Kyrion ek pigon Israil.
THE EPISTLE
THE D

OF

Lord from the Fountains of Israel.


ST PAUL

IFFERENCE

TO THE

BETWEEN

Adelphi: Avraam dio iious eshen: ena ek


tis pediskis ke ena ek tis eleftheras.
All O men ek tis pediskis kata sarka
gegennite - O de ek tis eleftheras dia
tis Epangelias atina estin
alligoroumena.
Afte gar isi dio diathike: mia men apo
Orous Sina, is doulian gennosa, itis
estin Agar - to gar Agar Sina Oros
estin en ti Aravia, sistihi de tin in
Ierousalim, doulevi de meta ton
teknon aftis.
I de Ano Ierousalim elefthera estin, itis
esti Mitir panton imon.
Gegrapte gar: Evfranthiti, stira i ou
tiktousa! Rixon ke voison, ouk
odinousa!
Oti polla ta Tekna tis
erimou mallon i tis ehousis ton
andra.

10.

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

GALATIANS 4 : 22 27

SLAVERY

AND

SONSHIP

Brethren: It is written that Abraham had


two sons: the one by a Bondwoman
and the other by a Freewoman.
But he who was of the Bondwoman was
born according to the flesh - he of
the Freewoman through Promise,
which things are symbolic.
These are the two Covenants: the one
from Mount Sinai, which gives birth
to bondage, which is Hagar for this
Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and
corresponds to Jerusalem, which
now is - in bondage with her
children.
The Jerusalem Above is free, which is
the Mother of us all.
It is written: Rejoice, O Barren, you
who do not bear! Break forth and
shout, you who are not in labour! For
the desolate has many more Children
than she who has a husband.

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

"...a daughter Most Blessed, by whom all the Nations of the Earth will be
Blessed, and through whom will come the Salvation of the world."
St Joachim and St Anna most joyfully Vowed to have their child raised in the
Temple as a Holy Vessel of God.
St Gabriel the Archangel then urged St Joachim to return home, where he would
find his wife waiting for him at the city gate and he instructed St Anna to wait
at the city gate to welcome St Joachim. When they saw one another, they were
extremely delighted and embraced in profound gratitude to God.
St Anna conceived shortly thereafter, and in the ninth month gave birth to the
Blessed Virgin Mary.
When the Blessed Child Mary had been weaned at the tender age of three, St
Joachim and St Anna fulfilled their Sacred Vow and, in procession with many
relatives and friends, they carried her to the Temple in Jerusalem, to be
presented to the High Priest, St Zachariah, who then dedicated Her to the Holy
Service of the Lord.
Having completed all the requirements of the Old Covenant Law, St Joachim and
St Anna, left the young, uniquely confident Virgin Mary, together with other
dedicated maidens at the Temple, where they would all be educated,
nurtured and protected while fulfilling various tasks throughout their formative
years. Once these young girls reached puberty, they would leave the Temple
premises in order to marry and to produce the next generation.
During the next seven years, the Righteous St Anna and St Joachim visited their
beloved Daughter as often as possible until they Reposed in the Lord, leaving
her an orphan at the age of ten.
St Joachim lived for 80 years and Anna for 79 years and they both entered into the
Eternal Kingdom of God before Her Betrothal to Her elderly uncle, and the
Great Annunciation of Archangel Gabriel concerning the Incarnation of the
Eternal Word and Son of God.
After the Repose of St Joachim, St Anna moved from Nazareth to Jerusalem and
resided near to the Great Temple, having purchased two properties one at
the Gates of Gethsemane, and the other in the Valley of Josaphat, where she
had a tomb excavated for the member of her family and where she and her
dear husband and later, their precious Daughter were buried.
Years later our Lord Jesus Christ often went to the property at the Garden of
Gethsemane to quietly pray and communicate with God and there His Great
Holy Passion would begin.
During the reign of St Justinian the Emperor (527-565), a church was built in
honour of St Anna at Deftera and after St Anna had appeared in a Holy
Vision to his pregnant wife, Emperor Justinian II (685-695; 705-711) restored her
church, and her body and maphorion (veil) were transferred to
Constantinople.
May the memory of St Anna, the Righteou Mother of our Ever Blessed Lady
Theotokos and the Grandmother According to the Flesh of our Lord Jesus
Christ be Eternal and may she constantly Intercede with God for the Salvation
of our immortal soul.

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

3.

PSALM 117 /118


PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

Theos

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin.
erhomenos en

Exomologisthe

to Kyrio, oti
agathos, oti is ton eona to Eleos
Aftou!

STIHOS

1:

Theos

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin.
erhomenos en

Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke


to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.

STIHOS 2:

Theos

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin.
erhomenos en

Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke


esti Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.

STIHOS 3:

Theos

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!

Give

thanks to the Lord, for


He is Good;
His Mercy endures
forever!

VERSE 1:

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


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

All the Nations surrounded


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

VERSE 2:

tin kiisasan, ekioforisas, Agnin


Theomitora, Theofron Anna.
Dio
pros
lixin
Ouranion,
entha
evfrenomenon, katikia en doxi,
herousa nin metestis, tis timosi Se
potho, ptesmaton etoumeni, ilasmon
Aimakariste.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

Amin
Zoin tin

kiisasan, ekioforisas, Agnin


Theomitora, Theofron Anna.
Dio
pros
lixin
Ouranion,
entha
evfrenomenon, katikia en doxi,
herousa nin metestis, tis timosi Se
potho, ptesmaton etoumeni, ilasmon
Aimakariste.

SMALL LITANY

4.

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

Enite

Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite


Afton en kimvalis
alalagmou.
Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion.

Pros

tas ailous horias, ke ton Dikeon


skinas, entha Angelon taxis, entha
dimos Agion, hara eortazonton agete
nin, ton Dikeon ta pnevmata, Ioakim
ke tis Annis.
Our Evsevos,
evfimountes Makarisomen.

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


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

This is the Lords doing, and it


is Marvellous in our eyes.

VERSE 3:

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


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

FESTAL APOLYTIKION DORMITION

Zoin

Kyrion, ton metastisanta toutous pros


tin Zoin, tin Agiron ke anolethron.

OF

ST ANNA

Thou

carried within Thy Womb Her


who was Pregnant with Life: the
Mother of God, O Godly-minded
Anna, and thus rejoicing Thou were
today Translated unto Heaven,
where they live who now Rejoice.
And Thou entreat Forgiveness of
offences for the Faithful who honour
Thee with longing, O Ever Blessed
One.

Glory

to the Father, and to the


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

Amen
Thou carried

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

Praise

Him with tuneful cymbals;


praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
everything that has breath praise
the Lord.

To Immaterial Choirs - where the Just


reside, wherein Angelic Orders and
the Saints assemble are taken the
spirits of Joachim and Anna, the
Righteous Pair, where there is Joy of
those who keep a Sacred Feast. Let
us sing their praise and call them
Blessed.

Glory

to the Father, and to the


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

Amen
DORMITION

OF

Defte

Filopartheni pantes, ke tis


agnias eraste.
Defte eortasomen,
Annis tin sevasmion kimisin. Ke gar
eteken iperfios tin pigin tis Zois,
Marian tin Theopeda, ex is etehthi O
Litrotis, O Fotizon ke Agiazon tas
psihas imon.

ST ANNA - TONE 2

Come,

all you fans of Virginity, and


lovers of Chastity! Come, let us
celebrate the Venerable Dormition of
St Anna!
She is the one who
marvellously gave Birth to the
Fountain of Life, to Mary, the Child
of God, from whom the Redeemer
was born, He Who illumines and
Sanctifies our souls.

GREAT DOXOLOGY
FESTAL APOLYTIKIONDORMTION

Zoin

tin kiisasan, ekioforisas, Agnin


Theomitora, Theofron Anna.
Dio
pros
lixin
Ouranion,
entha
evfrenomenon, katikia en Doxi,
herousa nin metestis, tis timosi Se
potho, ptesmaton etoumeni, ilasmon
aimakariste.

within Thy Womb Her


who was Pregnant with Life: the
Mother of God, O Godly-minded
Anna, and thus rejoicing Thou were
today Translated unto Heaven,
where they live who now Rejoice.
And Thou entreat Forgiveness of
offences for the Faithful who honour
Thee with longing, O Ever Blessed
One.

OF OUR

Merciful
Lord
and
Redeemer
unceasingly; for He has herefrom
Translated
them
to
Life
Indestructible and ageless.

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

OF

ST ANNA TONE 4

Thou carried within Thy womb Her who


was pregnant with Life the Mother
of God O Godly-minded Anna, and
thus rejoicing, Thou were today
Translated unto Heaven, when those
live who now Rejoice. And Thou
Entreat Forgiveness of offences for
the Faithful who honour Thee with
longing, O Ever Blessed One.

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

9.

FESTAL EXAPOSTILARION ST ANNA DORMITION - TONE 2

Hreostikos

Of Righteous Anna, Called by God, let

imnisomen, tin Theokliton


Annan tin Theotokon afti gar, tin
Parthenon Marian, kiisasa par
elpida, aghistefs kata sarka, Hristou
tou Litrotou imon, anedihthi tou
taftin, Theoprepos, proslavontos
simeron en ipsistis, iper imon
presvevousa, ke Irinis tou kosmou.

LAUDS: THE PRAISES

us duly sing praises.


For she
conceived beyond all hope and
bore the Virgin Mary, the Most
Holy Theotokos; and in so doing
she shone forth as Kin to Christ
our Redeemers; and He,as God,
having taken her today to join Him
on High, she Intercedes on our
behalf and for the Peace of the
world.
TO

GOD

- PSALM 148

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite


ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite
Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos
to Theo.

Enite

Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou.


Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou.
Si prepi imnos to Theo.

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.

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,


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

FESTAL STICHERA - PSALM 150 ST ANNA - TONE 4


LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!

Enite

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton.


Enite Afton kata to plithos tis
Megalosinis Aftou.

Enite

Afton en iho salpingos. Enite


Afton en psaltirio ke kithara.

Mnimin telountes esian, Se animnoumen


Hriste, ton paradoxos Annan, ek Zois
tis proskerou, pros alikton doxan,
metastisanta
nin,
os
mitera
iparhousan, tis Se tekousis asporos
iperfios, Theotokou ke Parthenou
Mitros.

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo.

Enite

Afton en hordes ke organo.

Mnimin

Agian
telountes,
ton
Propatoron Hristou, Iaokim ke Annis,
ton septon ke amempton, Doxazomen
apafstos, ton Litrotin, ke Iktirmona

8.

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

evkleestatos ke axiepenos, Anna i


antheos, ke pansevasmios, githen
arthisa ek Zois, prokerou dieonizi, is
Zoin
athanton,
met
Angelon
Horevousa, Sin ti Thigatri aftis, ke
ahranto
Mitri
tou
Theou,
presvevousa apafstos sothine, tous
Pisti taftin Makarizontas.

Praise

Him with the sound of the


trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp.

Keeping

this happy observance, we


sing Thy praises, O Christ; for from
this
Life
that
passes,
Thou
Wondrously Translated to Unending
Glory, Anna, who bor Thine own
Mother, the Virgin Maiden and
Theotokos,
who
seedlessly
Conceived and Inffably gave Birth to
Thee.

Praise

Him with timbrel and dance;


praise Him with strings and flute.

As

we observe this
Christs Ancestors, of
Anna
who
were
blameless, we Glorify

OF OUR

ST ANNA - TONE 3

Inspired and Ever Venerable Anna is


lifted up, from the temporal life on
earth and taken to Life Immortal,
living in Eternity, joining Chorus
with Hosts on High, Interceding
ceaselessly with her Daughter, the
Immaculate Theotokos, for the
Salvation of those who faithfully
pronounce Her Blessed.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin
I evkleestatos

Amen
The Most Illustrious, Praiseworthy, God-

ke axiepenos, Anna i
entheos, ke pansevasmios, githen
arthisa ek Zois, proskerou dieonizi, is
zoin
Athanaton,
met
Angelon
horevousa, Sin ti Thigatri aftis, ke
ahranto Mitri tou Theou, presevousa
apafstos Sothine, tous Pisti taftin
Makarizontas.

praise
Him according to the greatness of
His Majesty.
Thy praises, O Christ; for from this
Life that passes, Thou Wondrously
Translated to Unending Glory, Anna,
who bor Thine own Mother, the
Virgin Maiden and Theotokos, who
seedlessly Conceived and Inffably
gave Birth to Thee.

OF

The Most Illustrious, Priaseworthy, God-

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Inspired and Ever Venerable Anna is


lifted up, from the temporal life on
earth and taken to Life Immortal,
living in Eternity, joining chorus
with Hosts on High, Interceding
ceaselessly with her Daughter, the
Immaculate Theotokos, for the
Salvation of those who Faithfully
pronounce Her Blessed.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;

Mnimin telountes esian, Se animnoumen Keeping this happy observance, we sing


Hriste, ton paradoxos Annan, ek Zois
tis proskerou, pros alikton doxan,
metastisanta
nin,
os
mitera
iparhousan, tis Se tekousis asporos
iperfios, Theotokou ke Parthenou
Mitros.

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Pasa

FIRST FESTAL KATHISMATA DORMITION

SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA ST ANNA- DORMITION - TONE 1

Tas

Nomou Entolas, thearestos tirousa,


miteras Israil, iperiras apasas, tin
monin
Aiparthenon,
Theotokon
kiissa, Agiolekte, Anna Promitor
Kyriou. Metastasa de, ek Gis pros
Thion nimfona, Dikeon iperkise.

Thou

kept the Laws Commands in a


God-please maner, and so Thou rose
above all Israels mothers, for
carrying in Thy womb the Ever
Virgin Theotokos. Elect in Holiness,
the Lords Ancestor, Anna, being
conveyed from earth to the Divine
Bridal
Chamber,
Thou
clearly
surpass the Just.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton
eonon.

Amin
Tas Nomou

Entolas, thearestos tirousa,


miteras Israil, iperiras apasas, tin
monin
Aiparthenon,
Theotokon
kiissa, Agiolekte, Anna Promitor
Kyriou. Metastasa de, ek Gis pros
Thion nimfona, Dikeon iperkise.

RESURRECTION PRAYER - PSALM


50 - PRAYER OF SALVATION

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen
Thou kept

the Laws Commands in a


God-please maner, and so Thou rose
above all Israels mothers, for
carrying in Thy womb the Ever
Virgin Theotokos. Elect in Holiness,
the Lords Ancestor, Anna, being
conveyed from earth to the Divine
Bridal
Chamber,
Thou
clearly
surpass the Just.

Memorial of
Joachim and
Saintly
and
our tenderly

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

5.

FESTAL KONTAKION ST ANNA DORMITION -

TONE 2
ODI 4

Progonon

Today

Hristou,
tin
mnimin
eortazomen, tin touton Pistos,
etoumeni voithian, tou risthine
apantas, apo pasis thlipseos, tous
kravgazontas. O Theos genou meth
imon, O TOUTOUS DOXASAS OS
IIDOKISAS.

we observe the memory of


Christs Forebears, and also we pray
that we might receive their Aid, so
that all of us may be freed from
tribulations, as we cry aloud: Be
with us, O Lord our God, WHO
GLORIFIED THEM AS THOU WERE
PLEASED TO DO!

Parthenou sarkoseos Sou to Ipsistou O


Profitis
Abbakoum
katanoon
ekravgaxe. Doxa ti Dinami Sou, Kyrie

ODE 5

Exesti

The

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.

Let

us all prophetically come together


to worthily extol the All Holy Passing
of Christs Grandmother. For today
she passed from this temporal life
and Joyfully made her way into
Heaven, where she greatly rejoices.
As the True Mother of the True
Theotokos, she cries out with Faith:
My soul magnifies the Lord, for I
gave Birth to His Mother on earth!
May He be with us, HE WHO
GLORIFIED THEM AS HE WAS PLEASED
TO DO.

imnise tis progonou Hristou tin


Panagian metastasin. Simeron gar
ek tis eproskerou metastasa Zois, en
tis epouraniis meta haras tin porian
pioumeni agallete, ke os ousa Mitir
tis ontos alithous Theotokou, kavazi
Pistos. Megalini i psihi mou ton
Kyrion, oti etekon tin toutou Mitera
en ti gi. Genito oun meth imon, O
TOUTOUS DOXASAS OS IIDOKISE.

SYNAXARION

Ti

KE tou aftou minos, Mnimi tis


Kimiseos tis Agias Annis, mitros tis
Iperagias Theotokou.

On

Ti

afti imera, Mnimi ton Agion 165


Pateron, ton en ti pempti Ikoumeniki
Synodo sinelthonton ke ta Origenous
dogmata kathelonton.

On this day we Commemorate the 165

the 25th day of this month we


Commemorate the Dormition of St
Anna, Mother of the Most Holy
Theotokos.
Holy Fathers who gathered for the
Fifth
Ecumenical
Council
in
Constantinople in the year 533 to
refute the Doctrines of Origen.

Tes

By

Afton Agiis Presvies, O Theos,


eleison imas.

Amin

ODI 6

OF THE

As

ODI 7

ODE 7

to stoma mou ke plirothisete


Pnevmatos ke logon erevxome ti
Vasilidi Mitri. Ke ofthisome fedros
Panigirizon ke aso gnothomenos

TAFTIS TA THAVMATA.

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
keeping
Feast
and
JOYFULLY

Enoumen,

Evlogoumen
Proskinoumen ton Kyrios.

Sous Imnologous, Theotoke, izosa


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

6.

DORMITION OF

ST ANNA, MOTHER

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.

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

ke

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.

MAGNIFICAT
KATAVASIA

OF THE

gigenis skiratato to pnevmati


lampadouhoumenos. Panigirizeto de
ailon noon fisis, gererousa TA IERA
THAVMASIA tis Theomitoros ke voato.
Heris, Pammakariste Theotoke Agni,
Aiparthene.

SMALL LITANY
THE LORD 

DORMITION OF

&

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!

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS -

Apas

THE

We Praise, we Bless and we Worship


the Lord!

Pedas

ODE 3

Tous

ODE 8

ODI 8

PRAISING HER MIRACLES


ODI 3

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!

ton Ktisanta. Alla piros apilin andrios


patisantes,
herontes
epsallon.
Iperimnite, O ton Pateron Kyrios ke
Theos, Evlogitos i

their Holy Intercessions, O God,


have Mercy on us.

ODE 1

Anixo

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.

Ouk elatrefsan ti ktisi i Theoforones para The

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - TONE 4

ODI 1

ODE 6

Thian Taftin ke Pantimon Telountes


Eortin i Theofrones tis Theomitoros,
defte tas hiras
krotisomen, ton ex
aftis
tehthenta Theon Doxazontes.

Amen
KATAVASIA

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.

Tin

25 JULY

OF

God concerning Thine Incarnation


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

ODI 5

FESTAL OIKOS ST ANNA - DORMITION

Profitikos sinelthomen pantes, tou axios

ODE 4

Tin anexihniaston Thian Voulin tis ek tis Perceiving the Unsearchable Purpose of

PRAISES

9TH ODE

Let

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!

TO

ST ANNA, MOTHER

OF OUR

LADY THEOTOKOS - 25 JULY

7.