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Megalinomen.

Birth to God the Word and Who art


truly Theotokos: we Magnify Thee.

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.

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amin
Amen
Kyrie eleison (3)
Lord, have mercy. (3)
Pater Evlogison!
Father, Bless!
Doxa Si O Theos, i Elpis imon, Doxa Si! P R I E S T Glory to Thee,

O God our

Hope, Glory to Thee!

Hristos O Alithinos Theos imon, tes


Presvies
tis
Panahrantou
ke
Panamomoou Agias Aftou Mitros.
Dinami tou Timiou ke Zoopiou
Stavrou.
Prostasies tou Timiou,
Evdoxou Profitou, Prodromou ke
Vaptistou Ioannou.
Ton Agion
Endoxon ke Kallinikon Martyrion.
Ton Osion ke Theoforon Pateron
imon.
Ton Agion ke Dieon
Theoptoron Ioakim ke Annis. .. On
ke tin Mnimin epiteloumen ke panton
ton Agion, eleise ke Sose imas, os
Agathos ke Filanthropos ke Eleimon
Theos.

Amin
Di

May

Christ, our True God, have Mercy


on us, through the intercession of
His Most Pure and Holy Mother;
through the Power of the Precious
and Life-giving Cross; the Protection
of the sublime Spiritual Powers in
Heaven; the Supplications of the
Precious, Glorious Prophet and
Forerunner John the Baptist; of the
Holy,
Glorious
and
Victorious
Martyrs; of our Saintly and Godinspirred Fathers; of the Holy and
Righteous Ancestors Joachim and
Anna; of whose memory
we commemorate, and of all the
Saints, and Save us, for He is
Gracious and Loves mankind.

PEOPLE

evhon ton Agion Pateron imon,


Kyrie Iisou Hriste, O Theos imon,
eleison ke soson imas

Amin

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa


Archdiocese of Good Hope

Festal Vespers Service


29 August 2016

Beheading of St John the Baptist & Forerunner


Also the Feast of St Theopistis of Aegina & St Anastasios of the Strumitza Eparchy

Amen
Through

the Prayers of our


Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our
God, have mercy on us and Save us.

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Amen

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20. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

THE

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PRAYERS
THE C

TO THE

HOLY TRINITY

ONGREGATION

Evlogimeni O Theos imon, pantote, nin


ke ai, ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

Blessed is our God, now and


ever, and unto ages of ages.

PR IEST

Amen

THE PROSTRATIONS
MAKE

THE

SIGN

OF THE

CROSS

AND BOW DOWN EACH TIME TO OUR

LORD GOD

AS FOLLOWS

Defte

O come let us worship and bow down

Defte

O come let us worship and bow down

Defte

O come let us worship and bow down

proskinisomen ke prospesomen
to Vasili imon Theo.
proskinisomen ke prospesomen
Hristo to Vasili imon Theo.
proskinisomen ke prospesomen
Afto, Hristo to Vasili ke Theo imon.

to our King and God.

to Christ, our King and God.

before Christ Himself, our King and


our God.

THE SUNSET PSALM - PSALM 103/104


A PSALM OF CREATION

Evlogi, I psihi mou, ton Kyrion.

Bless the Lord, O my soul:

Exomologisin

Thou

Kyrie O
Theos mou, emegalinthis sfodra.
ke megloprepian enediso,
anavallomenos fos os imartion.

Ektinon

ton Ouranon osi derrin, O


stegazon en idasi ta iperoa aftou. To
tithis nefi tin epivasin aftou, O
peripaton epi pterigon anemon.

O Lord my
God, Thou art exceedingly great.

hast put on praise and beauty:


and art clothed with Light as with a
Garment -

Who

stretches out the Heaven like a


pavilion;
Who covers the higher
rooms thereof with water;
Who
makes the clouds Thy Chariot; Who
walks upon the wings of the winds;

O pion tou Angelous aftou pnevmata, ke Who

makes Thy Angels spirits;:


Thy Ministers a Burning Fire;

tous litourgous aftou piros floga.

has founded the earth upon its


own bases - it shall not be moved
forever and ever.

Avissos

os imation to perivoleon aftou,


epi ton oreon stisonte idata.

The deep like a garment is its clothing above the mountains


waters stand.

shall

the

Apos epitimiseos sou fevxonte, apo fonis At Thy Rebuke they shall flee -

at the
Voice of Thy thunder they shall fear.

vrontis sou diliasousin.

Anavenousin ori ke katavenousi pedia, is The

mountains ascend, and the plains


descend into the place, which Thou
hast founded for them.

ton topon, on ethemeliosas afta.

Orion

ethou, O ou parelevsonte, oude


epistrepsousi kalipse tin gin.

2. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

THE

Thou

hast set a boundary which they


shall not pass over; neither shall
they return to cover the earth.

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Amen

PEOPLE

Mnimi

Dikeou met egkomion, Si de


arkesi i
Martyria tou Kyriou
Prodrome. Anedihthis gar ontos ke
Profiton sevasmioteros, oti ke en
rithris
Vaptise
katixiothis
ton
kirittomenon.
Othen tis alithias
iperathlisas, heron evingeliso ke tis
en Adi, Theon fanerothenta en Sarki,
ton eronta tin amartian tou kosmou,
ke parehonta imin to Mega Eleos.

THE

BAPTIST -

TONE 2

The

Memory of the Just is observed


with Hymns of Praise, for Thou
suffice the Testimony of our Lord, O
Forerunner. Thou hast proved to be
truly more venerable than the
Prophets, since Thou were granted
to Baptise in the River the One
Whom they proclaimed. Wherefore,
when for the Truth Thou contested,
Rejoicing, to those in Hades Thou
preached the Gospel that God is
manifested Incarnate, and takes
away the sins of the world, granting
us His Great Mercy.

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

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen
THEOTOKION TONE 2

Panta iper ennian, panta Iperendoxa, ta Beyond


Sa, Theotoke, Mystiria.
Ti Agnia
esfragismeni
ke
Parthenia
filattomeni, Mitir egnosthis apsevdis,
Theon tekousa Alithinon.
Afton
iketeve, Sothine tas psihas imon.

and

O themelion tin gin ep tin asfalian aftis, Who


ou klithisete is ton eona tou eonos.

Amin

the Power, and the Glory, of the


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

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST JOHN

MUST STAND

PEO PLE

Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou


Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

the
power
of
thought,
exceedingly Glorious are all Thy
Mysteries, O Birth-giver of God;
sealed in Purity and preserved in
Virginity, Thou art acknowledged to
be, in Very Truth, the Mother who
brought forth the True God;
wherefore Entreat Him so that our
souls may be Saved.

DISMISSAL BLESSINGS

Sofia!
P R I E S T Wisdom!
O on Evlogitos, Hristos O Theos imon, Christ our God, the Eternal is Blessed,
Pantote, nin ke ai, ke is tous eonas
ton eonon.

Amin
Stereose

Kyrios
Orthodoxon
Orthodoxon
tafti Ekklisia
eonon.

now and always, and to the ages of


ages.

PEOPLE

O Theos tin Agian ke


Pistin ton Efsevon ke
Hristianon sin ti Agia
ke ti Poli tafti is eonas

Amen.
Tin Timioteran

FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

O God, the Holy and


Orthodox Faith of Pious and
Orthodox Christians, together with
this Church, and this city until the
Ages of ages.

PRIEST

PEOPLE

ton Herouvim ke
Endoxoteran asigkritos ton Seraphim,
tin
adiafthoros
Theon
Logon
tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon, Se
THE

Amen
Preserve,

Amen
Greater

in Honour than the


Cherubim, and in Glory greater
beyond compare than the Seraphim,
O Thou Who without corruption gave

READER

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19.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen
THEOTOKION TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Animfevte

Parthene, i ton Theon


afrastos sillavousa sarki, Mitir Theou
tou ipsistou, Son iketon paraklisis
dehou Panamome, i pasi horigousa
katharismon ton ptesmaton, nin tas
imon ikesias prosdehomeni, disopi
Sothine pantas imas.

DISMISSAL PRAYER

OF

ST

Unwed Virgin, who ineffably


Conceived God Incarnate, O Mother
of the Most High God:
accept
Entreaties from Thy Supplicants, O
All Blameless One. To all Thou grant
Purification of their offences. We
Pray Thee now:
accept our
Supplications and Entreat Him to
Save us all.

SYMEON

Nin apoliis ton doulon Sou Despota, kata


to rima Sou en Irini. Oti idon I
ofthalmi mou to Sotirion Sou, O
itimasas kata Prosopon panton ton
laon; Fos is apokalipsin Ethnon ke
Doxan Laou Sou Israil.

P RIE ST

THE

Potiousi

panta ta thiria tou agrou,


prosdexonte onagri is dipsan
afton.

in Peace, according to Thy Word. For


my eyes have seen Thy Salvation,
which Thou hast prepared before the
sight of all Nations;
a Light to
Lighten the Gentiles, and the Glory
of Thy people Israel.

Amin
Panagia

Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie,


ilasthiti tes amarties imon. Despota,
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon,
eneken tou Onomatos Sou.

to the Father, and to the Son,


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

Amen
All Holy

Trinity, have Mercy on us.


Lord, Cleanse us from our sins.
Master, Pardon our iniquities. Holy
God, Visit and Heal our infirmities
for Thy Names sake.

Lord, have mercy


Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin

Amen

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

OUR LORDS PRAYER


THE CONGREGATION

RECITES OUR

LORDS PRAYER

Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito


to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou,
genithito to Thelima Sou, os en
Ourano ke epi tis gis.
Ton Arton
imon ton epiousion dos
simeron.
Ke afes imin ta
ofilimata imon, os
ke imis afiemen tis ofiletes imon. Ke
mi isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla
rise imas apo tou ponirou.

Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dynamis ke i


18. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

THE

ALOUD AND IN UNISON:

Our

Father, Who art in Heaven:


Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy
Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on
earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this
day our Daily Bread and Forgive us
our trespasses as we forgive those
who trespass against us. And Lead
us not into temptation, but Deliver
us from the evil one.

PEOPLE

PRIEST

For

the wild asses shall expect in their


thirst.

Potizon

Thou waters the hills from Thine Upper

ori ek ton iperoon aftou. Apo


karpou ton ergon sou hortasthisete i
gi. O exantellon horton tis ktinesi, ke
hloin ti doulia ton anthropon.

Tou

exagagin arton ek tis gis. Ke inos


evfreni kardian anthropou.

them the birds of the air shall


dwell - from the midst of the rocks
they shall give forth their voices.

Rooms - the earth shall be filled with


the Fruit of Thy Works - bringing
forth grass for cattle, and herb for
the service of mankind.
earth, and that wine may cheer the
heart of mankind.

That

Hortasthisonte

The

ilarine prosopon en eleo. Ke artos


kardian anthropou stirizi.

ta xila tou mediou, e


kedri tou Livavou, as efitevsas. Eki
strouthia annosevsousi, tou erodiou I
katikia igite afton.

he may make the face cheerful


with oil - and that bread may
strengthen mans heart.
trees of the field shall be filled,
and the Cedars of Lebanon, which
He hath planted - there the Sparrows
shall make their nests - the highest
of them is the house of the Heron.

Ori ta ipsila tes elafis - petra katafigi tis The high hills are a refuge for the harts
lagois.

- the rock for the hares.

Epiise selinin is herous.


O ilios egno tin disin aftou.
Ethou skotos ke egeneto nix

- en afti
dilefsonte panta ta thiria tou drimou.

He hath made the moon for seasons.


The sun knows its going down.
Thou hast appointed darkness, and it
is night - in it shall all the beasts of
the woods go about -

Skimni

The

Anetilen

The

Exelfsete

anthropos epi to ergon aftou,


ke epi tin ergasian aftou eos esperas.

Man shall go forth to his work, and to

Os

emegalinthi ta Erga Sou, Kyrie!


Panta en Sofia epiisas - Eplrothi I gi
tis ktiseos sou.

How

oriomeni tou arpase, ke zitise


para to Theo vrosin aftis.
o ilios ke sinihthisan, ke is tas
mandras afton kitasthisonte.

Afti I thalassa I megali ke evrihoros.

Eki
erpeta, on ouk estin arithmos, Zoa
mikra meta megalon.

Thine is the Kingdom, and

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That Thou may bring bread out of the

Tou

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

Kyrie Eleison
Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati
ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

All the beasts of the field shall drink Over

afta ta petina tou Ouranou


kataskinosi - ek mesou ton petron
dosousi fonin.

Holy

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory


Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

forth springs in the vales between the midst of the hills the
waters shall pass.

GOD-RECEIVER

Lord, let Thy servant now depart

TRISAGION PRAYERS

O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios


Athanatos, eleison imas

Thou send

Ep

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Agios

exapostellon pigas en faragxin, ana


meson ton oreon dilevsonte idata.

FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

THE

young lions roaring after their


pray, and seeking their meat from
God.
sun rises, and they are gathered
together: and they shall lie down in
their dens.
his labour until the evening.
great art Thy Works, O Lord!
Thou hast made all things in
Wisdom - the earth is filled with Thy
Riches.

So

is this great sea, which stretches


wide its arms - there are creeping
things without number - creatures
small and great.

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3.

Eki plia diaporevonte.

Drakon outos, on
eplasas empezin aftin.

There

the ships shall go - the sea


dragon which Thou hast formed - to
play therein.

Panta pros se prosdokosi doune tin trofin All

expect of Thee that Thou grant


them food in season.

afton is evkeron.

Donttos Sou aftis, sillexousin

What

Anixantos

 When

Thou give to them they shall


gather up:

Sou tin Hira, ta simpanta


plisthisonte hristotitos.

Apostrepsantos

de Sou to Prosopon,

Thou open Thy Hand, all


things shall be filled with Thy
Goodness.

But

when Thou turn away Thy Face,


they shall be troubled.

tarahthisonte.

Antanelis to pnevma afton ke eklipsousi, When

Thou take away their breath,


they shall perish and return again to
the earth.

ke is ton houn afton epistrepsousin.

Exapostelis

Thou

Ito I doxa Kyriou is tous eona.

May

to
Pnevma
Sou
ke
kitisthisonte, ke anakeniis to prosopon
tis gis.

shalt send forth Thy Spirit, and


they shall be created, and Thou shall
renew the face of the earth.
the Glory of the Lord endure
forever!

Evfranthisete Kyrios epi tis Ergis Aftou.


The Lord shall rejoice in His Works.
O epivlepon epi tin Gin ke pion aftin He looks upon the Earth, and makes it
tremin.

tremble.

O aptomenos ton oreon ke kapnizonte.

He

Aso

to Kyrio en ti Zoi mou;


Theo mou eos iparho.

psalo to

Idinthii

afto I dialogimou - ego de


evfranthisome epi to Kyrio.

touches the mountains and they


smoke.

will sing to the Lord all my life; I will


sing to my God as long as I exist!

May

my words be pleasing to Him - I


shall be glad in the Lord.

Eklipien amartolis apo tis gis - ke anomi May sinners cease from the earth - and
- oste mi iparhin aftous.

the lawless - so as to be no more.

Evlogi, I psihi mou, ton Kyrion.


Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O ilios egno tin disin aftou. Ethou The sun knows its going down. Thou
skotos ke egeneto nix...

Os

hast appointed darkness, and it is


night...

emegalinthi ta Erga Sou, Kyrie!


Panta en Sofia epiisas...

How

great art Thy Works, O Lord!


Thou hast made all things in
Wisdom...

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin
Allilouia! Allilouia!

Amen

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.
Allilouia!

Si, O Theos! (3)

Elpis imon, Kyrie:

Doxa

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


Glory to Thee O God! (3)

PEOPLE

Our Hope, O Lord: Glory to Thee!

Doxa Si!

4. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

THE

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FESTAL APOSTICHA BEHEADING

OF

ST JOHN

TONE 2

Tis

Dikeos

The

Dia

For the Law of the Lord, Thy head was

Metanias O kirix, Ioanni Vaptista,


ektmithis Sou tin karan, tin, Gin
igiasas, oti ton Nomon tou Theou tis
Pistis etranosas, ke paranomian
exifanisas. Os parestikos to throno
tou Epouraniou Basileos Hristou,
afton iketeve, eleithine tas psihas
imon.

os finix anthisi, osi i kedros i


en to Libano plithinthisete.

ton Nomon Kyriou, tin kephalin


apetmithis, O Panagie Ioanni. Ilegxas
Vslea
dissevi
paranomisanta,
parrisia,
amempto.
Dio
Thavmazousi Se stratie ton Angelon,
Doxazousi Se hori ton Apostolon ke
Martyron, timomen Sou ke imis in
etision
mnimin
panendoxe,
Doxazontes tin Agian Triada, tin Se
stefanosasan Prodrome Makarie.

Preacher of Repentance, John the


Baptist, when Thou was beheaded,
Thou Sanctified the Earth, for Thou
spread the Law of God to the
Faithful, and made lawlessness
disappear. Being in the Presence of
the Throne of Christ, our Heavenly
King, beseech Him for Mercy on our
soul.
Righteous shall flourish like a
Palm Tree; He shall be multiplied
like the Cedar of Lebanon.

struck off, O All Holy John. With


blameless boldness of speech Thou
rebuked the impious King when he
transgressed the Law. And so the
Angelic Hosts marvel at Thee, the
Choirs of Apostles and Martyrs
Glorify Thee, we, too, honour Thine
annual Memorial, as we Glorify the
Holy Trinity, Who Crowned Thee, O
Blessed Forerunner.

Eufranthisete Dikeos en Kyrio ke elpii The

Righteous Man shall be glad in


the Lord, and shall Hope in Him.

ep afton.

O ek Profitou Profitis, ke mizon Profiton The

Prophet from a Prophet, who


became greater than the Prophets,
who was Sanctified from his
Mothers womb for the Service of the
Lord, was beheaded today by a
lawless King, and both before his
execution, and afterwards, clearly
rebuked the maiden who danced
licentiously, putting the regiment of
sin to shame. Wherefore we cry out:
O Baptist John:
as Thou hast
freedom
to
speak,
Intercede
insistently for our soul.

genomenos, ek kilias mitros O


igiasmenos, is ipourgian Kyriou,
simeron ip anomou Vasileos, tin
karan apetmithi, ke tin asemnos
orhisamenin korin, tranos ke pro tis
ektomis, ke meta tin ektomin
dielegxas, ishine tis amartias tin
falanga.
Ke dia touto voomen,
Vaptista Ioanni, os ehon parrisian,
ektenos iketene, iper ton psihon imon.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

FESTAL APOSTICHA BEHEADING

Prodrome

tou Sotiros, Si Vasilis ilegxas,


paranomian mi ergazesthe, dio
pegnion anomou gynekos, epise ton
Irodin apotemin Sou tin kephalin. Ke
dia touto apo anatolon iliou mehri
dismon, eneton to onoma Sou.
Parrisian ehon pros Kyrion, ektenos
iketeve, tou sothine tas psihas imon.

FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

THE

OF

ST JOHN

TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Forerunner of our Saviour, Thou


rebuked Kings who acted lawlessly,
and so the offspring of a lawless
woman persuaded Herod to cut off
Thy head, and thus, from the rising
of the sun to its setting, Thy name is
praised.
As Thou hast Freedom
before our Lord, Intercede insistently
for our soul.

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17.

PEOPLE

Parashou Kyrie

PEOPLE

Tis

Panagias,
Ahrantou,
Iperevlogimenis, Endouxou Despinis
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou
Marias meta panton ton Agion
mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
ke pasan tin Zoin imon Hristo to Theo
parathometha
MAKE

SIGN

THE

OF THE

Amin
Irini pasi!
Ke meta tou pnevmatos Sou
Tas kefalas imon to Kyrou klinate
THE

SIGN

OF THE

To Thee, O Lord
For Thou art a

Amen
PRIEST Peace be to all...
PEOPLE And to thy spirit...
PRIEST Let us bow our heads to the Lord...

CROSS &

BOW DOWN LOW TO

PEOPLE

ALMIGHTY GOD

To Thee, O Lord

PRAYS QUIETLY:

Kyrie, O Theos imon, O klinas Ouranous


ke katavas epi Sotiria tou genous ton
anthropon, epide epi tous doulous
Sou ke epi tin Klironomian Sou.
Si gar to Fovero ke Filanthropo Kriti I Si
douli ipeklinan tas kefalas, tous de
afton ipetaxan avhenas, ou tin ex
anthropon anamenontes voithian,
alla to Son perimenontes Eleos ke tin
Sin apekdehomeni Sotirian.
Ous
diafilaxon en panti kero ke kata tin
parousan esperan ke tin prosiousan
nikta, apo pantos ehthrou, apo pasis
antikimenis energias diavolikis, ke
dialogismon mateon ke enthimiseon
poniron.
THE PRIEST CONTINUES ALOUD:

Ii to Kratos tis Vasilias Sou Evlogimenon


ke Dedoxasmenon, tou Patros, ke

tou Iiou, ke tou Agiou Pnevmatos, nin


ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin
16. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

O Lord our God, Who bows the Heavens


and descends for the Salvation of
mankind: look upon Thy Servants
and upon Thine Inheritance.
For unto Thee, the Formidable and
Loving Judge, have Thy Servants
bowed their heads, and submissively
inclined their necks, expecting not
help from men, but awaiting Thy
Mercy and hoping for Thy Salvation,
with which Thou preserve them at all
times, during this present evening,
and in the approaching night, from
every enemy, from all adverse powers
of the evil one, from vain thoughts
and from wicked imaginations.

Blessed

and Glorified is
Power of Thy Kingdom, of
Father, and of the Son, and of
Holy Spirit, now and forever,
unto the Ages of Ages.

PRIEST

Amen
THE

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the
the
the
and

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Papa

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis poleos

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper efkrasias

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper pleonton,

PEOPLE

ke Patriarhou imon
T H E O D O R O U ke tou Arhiepiskopou
imon (- - - N A M E - - - ), tou Timiou
Presviteriou,
tis
en
Hristo
Diakonias, pantos tou Klirou ke tou
laou tou Kyriou deithomen.

taftis, pasis poleos, horas,


ke ton Pisti ikounton en aftes tou
Kyriou deithomen.
aeron, eforias ton karpon
tis gis ke keron irinikon tou Kyriou
deithomen.

odiporounton, nosounton,
kamnonton, ehmalonton ke tis
Sotirias afton tou Kyriou deithomen.

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou risthine imas apo pasis thlipseos,
orgis, kindinou ke
Kyriou deithomen.

anangis,

tou

Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou, Soson,
Amin

FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

Lord have mercy


For our Pope and

Patriarch
and
our
(T H E O D O R O S )
Archbishop (- - - N A M E - - - ), for the
Honourable
Presbytery,
the
Diaconate in Christ, for all the
Clergy and the people, let us pray to
the Lord

PRIEST

PRIEST

Lord have mercy


For this city, for every city and

land, and for the Faithful who dwell


in them, let us pray to the Lord

Lord have mercy


For temperate weather,

for
abundance in the earths yield and
for peaceful times, let us pray to the
Lord.

PRIEST

PRIEST

Lord have mercy


For travellers by sea, land, and

air; for the sick and the afflicted;


for captives; and for their Salvation,
let us pray to the Lord.
PEOPLE

Lord have mercy


For our Deliverance

from all
tribulation, wrath, danger and
necessity, let us pray to the Lord.

PRIEST

PRIEST

Lord have mercy


Help us, Save us, have Mercy on

us, and Preserve us, O God, by Thy


Grace.
PEOPLE

THE

Lord have mercy


For this Holy House,

and for
those who enter it with Faith,
Reverence and the Fear of God, let
us pray to the Lord.

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Eleison ke Diafilaxon
imas O Theos ti Si Hariti.

Lord have mercy


For the Peace of

the whole
world, the stability of the Holy
Churches of God, and for the Union
of all, let us pray to the Lord

PRIEST

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Agiou

Ikou toutou ke ton meta


Pisteos, Evlavias ke Fovou Theou
isionton
en
afto,
tou
Kyriou
deithomen.

In Peace let us pray to the Lord


Lord have mercy
For the Peace from Above, and

the Salvation of our souls, let us


pray to the Lord
PEOPLE

tou simpantos Kosmou,


efstatias ton Agion tou Theou
Ekklision ke tis ton panton enoseaos
tou Kyriou deithomen.

good God Who


Loves mankind, and to Thee we
ascribe Glory: to the Father, and
to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and always, and to the ages of
ages.

PRIEST

PEACE

PEOPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Irinis

GOD

OF

PRIEST

ton
psihon imon, tou Kyriou deithomen

PEOPLE

Si Kyrie
THE PRIEST

BOW DOWN TO

CHOIR

ke Filanthropos Theos
iparhis
ke
Si
tin
Doxan
anapempomen to Patri ke to Io ke
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

En Irini tou Kyriou deithomen.


Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Anothen Irinis ke tis Sotirias

our All-Holy, Pure, Most


Blessed and Glorious Lady,
Theotokos and Ever-Virgin
Mary, with all the Saints, let
us commit ourselves and one
another, and our whole Life,
to Christ our God.

CROSS &

Si Kyrie
Oti Agathos

MAKE

PRIEST

THE LITANY

Grant this, O Lord


Calling to remembrance

Amen

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5.

Tis

Panagias,
Ahrantou,
Iperevlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou
Marias meta panton ton Agion
mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
ke pasan tin zion imon Hristo to Theo
parathometha.

PRIEST

Commemorating our All-Holy,

Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious


Lady, the Mother of God and everVirgin Mary, with all the Saints, let
us commit ourselves and one
another, and all our whole Life to
Christ, our God.

MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW DOWN TO GOD

Si Kyrie
Oti prepi

Si

pasa

Doxa,

Timi

ke

Proskinisis to Patri ke to Io ke to
Agio Pnevmati nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

To Thee, O Lord
For to Thee is due all Glory,
Honour and Worship: to the

PEOPLE
PRIEST

Father, and to the Son, and to the


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

Amin

PEOPLE

HYMN

OF THE

Amen

EVENING INCENSE

THE CONGREGATION

MUST STAND

PSALM 140/141 TONE 2

Kyrie

ekekraxa pros Se,


isakouson
mou.
Isakouson mou, Kyrie.
Kyrie, ekekraxa pros
Se, isakouson mou,
proshes ti foni tis
deiseos mou, en to
kekragene me pros Se,
isakouson mou Kyrie.

Katevthinthito

i prosevhi
mou
os
thimiama
enopion Sou. Eparsis
ton hiron mou Thisia
Esperini.
Isakouson
mou Kyrie!

Lord,

I cry out to Thee:


hear me, O Lord! O
Lord, when I cry out to
Thee, hear me! Hear my
voice, when I cry out to
Thee! Hear me, O Lord!

Let

my Prayer rise before


Thee like incense - the
lifting up of my hands
as
the
Evening
Sacrifice. Hear me, O
Lord!

FESTAL PROSOMIA ST JOHN

THE

Ean

anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie,


tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos
estin.

BAPTIST -

If

TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Thou, O Lord, should mark


transgression, O Lord, who would
stand?
For there is Forgiveness
with Thee.

Genethlion teloumenon, tou anedestatou During Herods


Irodou, tis aselgous orhistridos,
eplirouto i diathesis tou orkou. Tou
gar Prodromou i kephali apotmithisa,
os opsonion efereto, epi pinaki tis
anakimenis.
O simposiou misitou,
anosiourgimatos
ke
mieofonias
plirous! All imis ton Vaptistin, os en
gennitis gynekon mizona epaxios
timontes Makarizomen.

6. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

THE

shameless celebrations
his promise to the wanton dancing
girl were fulfilled. The head of the
Forerunner
was
cut
off
and
presented on a platter like a
delicacy. O Hateful Banquet of
impious behaviour and bloodthirsty
murder!
But we, as we fittingly
honour the Baptist as the greatest
among the offspring of women, call
him Blessed.

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Genito, Kyrie, to Eleos Sou ef imas,


kathaper Ilpisamen epi Se.
Evlogitos i, Kyrie, didazon me ta
Dikeomata Sou
Evlogitos i, Despotis, sinetison me ta
Dikeomata Sou.
Evlogitos i, Agie, Fotison me tis Dikeomasi
Sou.
Kyrie, to Eleos Sou is ton eonon.
Ta Erga ton Hiron Sou mi paridis.
Si prepi Enos, si prepi Imnos, Si Doxa

O Lord, let Thy Mercy be upon us for we


have set our Hope in Thee.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy
Commandments.
Blessed art Thou, O Master: grant me
Understanding
of
Thy
Commandments.
Blessed art Thou, O Holy One: Enlighten
me with Thy Commandments.
Lord, Thy Mercy is forever!
Do not despise the Works of Thy Hands.
To Thee is due Praise, to Thee is due song,

prepi,  to Patri ke to Iio ke to Agio


Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous eonas
ton eonon.
Amin
LITANY OF FERVENT

to Thee is due all Glory:  to the Father,


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

Plirosomen tin Esperinin Deisin imon to

PRIEST

Kyrio...

Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou, Soson,

PEOPLE

Eleison ke Diafilaxon
imas, O Theos ti Si Hariti.

Amin
Tin esperan Pasan telian, Agian, irinikin
ke anamartiton, para tou Kyriou
etisometha...

Parashou Kyrie
Angelon Irinis, Piston Odigon, filaka ton
psihon ke ton somaton imon, para
tou Kyriou etisometha...

Parashou Kyrie
Signomin ke afesin ton amartion ke ton
plimelimaton imon, para tou Kyriou
etisometha...

Parashou Kyrie
Ta kala ke simferonta tes psihes imon ke
irini to kosmo, para tou Kyriou
etisometha...

Parashou Kyrie
Ton ipolipon hronon

Parashou Kyrie
Hristiana ta teli tis Zois imon,

PEOPLE

THE

Amen
That the

whole evening may be


Perfect, Holy, peaceful and sinless,
let us ask of the Lord...

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Grant this, O Lord


For an Angel of Peace,

a Faithful
Guide, a Guardian of our souls and
bodies, let us ask of the Lord...

PRIEST

PEOPLE
PRIEST

Grant this, O Lord


For Forgiveness and Remission of

our sins and transgressions, let us


ask of the Lord ...
PEOPLE
PRIEST

Grant this, O Lord


For all that is Good and Beneficial

to our souls, and for the Peace of the


world, let us ask of the Lord...

Grant this, O Lord


For the completion

of our Life in
Peace and Repentance, let us ask of
the Lord...

PRIEST

PEOPLE

anodina,
anepeshinta,
irinika
ke
Kalin
Apologian tin epi tou foverou
Vimatos tou Hristou etisometha...

Lord, have Mercy


Help us, Save us, have

Mercy on
us, and protect us, O God, by Thy
Grace.

PRIEST

PEOPLE

tis Zois imon en


Irini ke Metania ektelese, para tou
Kyriou etisometha...

FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

Let us complete our Evening


Prayer to the Lord...

Grant this, O Lord


For a Christian end

to our Life,
peaceful,
without
shame
and
suffering, and for a Good Account
before the Awesome Judgement Seat
of Christ, let us ask of the Lord...

PRIEST

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15.

Eti

deometha iper tou Arhipiskopou


imon (- - - N A M E - - - )

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper ton Adelfon imon, ton
Iereon, Ieromonahon, Ierodiakonon
ke Monahon, ke Pasis tis en Hristo
imon Adelfotitos

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

PE OPLE

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

Kyrie eleison [3]


Oti Eleimon ke

Lord have mercy [3]


Also we pray for the

who
bring offerings, those who care for
the beauty of this Holy and
Venerable House, for those who
labour in its service, for those who
sing, and for the people here
present, who await Thy Great and
Abundant Mercy.

PRI EST

Lord have mercy [3]


For Thou art a Merciful and Loving God
and to Thee we ascribe Glory: to
the Father, and to the Son, and to the
Holy Spirit, now and forever, and
unto the Ages of Ages.

QUIETLY PRAYS:

Kataxioson, Kyrie, en ti espera tafti,


anamartitous filanthine imas.
Evlogitos i, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron
imon, ke eneton ke dedoxasmenon to
Onoma Sou is tous eonas.
Amin.

14. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

THE

O Lord, keep us this evening without sin.


Blessed art Thou, O Lord, God of our
Fathers, and praised and Glorified is
Thy Name unto the Ages.
Amen

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of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited


for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.

Genethlion teloumenon, tou anedestatou During Herods


Irodou, tis aselgous orhistridos,
eplirouto i diathesis tou orkou. Tou
gar Prodromou i kephali apotmithisa,
os opsonion efereto, epi pinaki tis
anakimenis.
O simposiou misitou,
anosiourgimatos
ke
mieofonias
plirous! All imis ton Vaptistin, os en
gennitis gynekon mizona epaxios
timontes Makarizomen.

shameless celebrations
his promise to the wanton dancing
girl were fulfilled. The head of the
Forerunner
was
cut
off
and
presented on a platter like a
delicacy. O Hateful Banquet of
impious behaviour and bloodthirsty
murder!
But we, as we fittingly
honour the Baptist as the greatest
among the offspring of women, call
him Blessed.

Apo

From

Orhisato

She

filakis proias mehri niktos. Apo


filakis proias elposato Israil epi ton
Kyrion.
i Mathiria, tou pamnonirou
diavolou,
ke
tin
kefalin
Sou
Prodrome, misthon afileto.
O
simposiou plirous ematon! Ithe mi
omosas Irodi anome, psevdous
ekgone, i de ke omosas, mi evorikisas.
Kritton
gar
psevsamenon
Zois
epitihin, ke mi alithefsanta, tin karan
tou Prodromou apotemin. All imis
ton Vaptistin, os en gennitis ginekon
mizona,
epasios
timontes
Makarizomen.

Lord have mercy [3]


Also we pray for those

Amen

Amin

Kyrie, ipeien i psihi ou is ton Logon


Sou. Ilpisen i psihi moue pi ton
Kyrion.

Blessed
and Ever-Remembered Founders of
this Holy Church, and for all our
Brethren who have gone to their rest
before us, and for the Orthodox
everywhere, and that they may be
pardoned all their offences, both
voluntary and involuntary.

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Filanthropos Theos
iparhis,
ke
Si
tin
Doxan
anapempomen, to Patri ke to Iio ke
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because

Lord have mercy [3]


Also we pray for Mercy,

Life,
Peace, health, Salvation, Visitation,
pardon and forgiveness of sins for
the servants of God, all devout and
Orthodox Christians, those who
dwell in or visit this city and Parish,
the Wardens and members of this
Parish and their families and all who
have
asked
for
our
Prayers,
unworthy though we are

PRI EST

PE OPLE

ton karpoforounton
ke kalliergounton en to Agio ke
pansepo Nao touto, kopionton,
psallonton ke iper tou periestotos
laou, tou apekdehomenou to para
Sou Mega ke Plousion Eleos.

Lord have mercy [3]


Let us pray for our

Brethren,
Priests, Hieromonks, Deacons, and
Monastics, and all our Brotherhood
in Christ

PRI EST

PE OPLE

ton Makarion ke
Aoidimon Ktitoron tis Agias Ekklisias
taftis, ke iper panton ke pason ton
proanapafsamenon Adelfon imon,
ton evthade efsevos kimenon, ke
apantahou Orthodoxon...

Let us pray for our Archbishop

(- - - N A M E - - - )

PE OPLE

Eleous, Zois, Irinis,


igias,
Sotirias,
episkepseos,
sighoriseos ke afeseos ton amartion
ton doulon tou Theou, panton ton
efsevon ke Orthodoxon Hristianon,
ton katikounton ke parepidimounton
en ti poli ke
enopia tafti, ton
epitropon ke sindromiton tis ieras
Ekklisias taftis sin tis singenesin
afton...

THE PRIEST

PRI EST

Oti

para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli


par afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete
ton Israil ek pason ton anomion
aftou.

the Morning Watch until night;


from the Morning Watch until
night, let Israel Hope in the Lord.

danced, the Disciple of the all evil


devil, and took Thy head, O
Forerunner, as her wages! O banquet
of blood! If only thou had not sworn,
O lawless Herod, offspring of
falsehood! But having sworn, if only
thou had not kept thine oath, for it
was better to have lied and attained
Life, than to speak truly and to cut
off the head of the Forerunner. But
we, as we fittingly honour the
Baptist as greatest among the
offspring of women, call him
Blessed.

For with

the Lord there is Mercy, and


with Him is Abundant Redemption;
and He will Redeem Israel from all
his transgressions.

Orhisato

She

Enite

Praise

i Mathiria, tou pamnonirou


diavolou,
ke
tin
kefalin
Sou
Prodrome, misthon afileto.
O
simposiou plirous ematon! Ithe mi
omosas Irodi anome, psevdous
ekgone, i de ke omosas, mi evorikisas.
Kritton
gar
psevsamenon
Zois
epitihin, ke mi alithefsanta, tin karan
tou Prodromou apotemin. All imis
ton Vaptistin, os en gennitis ginekon
mizona,
epasios
timontes
Makarizomen.

ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni!


Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai!

FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

THE

danced, the Disciple of the all evil


devil, and took Thy head, O
Forerunner, as her wages! O banquet
of blood! If only thou had not sworn,
O lawless Herod, offspring of
falsehood! But having sworn, if only
thou had not kept thine oath, for it
was better to have lied and attained
Life, than to speak truly and to cut
off the head of the Forerunner. But
we, as we fittingly honour the
Baptist as greatest among the
offspring of women, call him
Blessed.

the Lord, all Gentiles!


Him, all you people!

Praise

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7.

Ouk

edi Se O Irodi, ton tis mihias


eleghon, di erota satanikon, ke istron
thilimanias, Thanato katakrine. Ouk
edi Se toutou tin Pantimon karan,
paranomo gyneki, di orkon orhiseos,
paradoune sfaleros.
O!
Pos
etolimisas tiouton fonon telese? Pos
de ou kateflehthi i aseligis orhistria,
en meso tou simposiou epi pinaki
vastazousa taftin?
All imis ton
Vaptistin, os en gennitis gynekon
mizona,
epaxios
timontes
Makarizomen.

Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef imas,


ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton
eona.

Palin Irodias mentee, palin tarattete.

O
orhima dolion, ke potos meta dolou!
O Vaptistis apetemneto, ke Irodis
etaratteto. Presvies Kyrie tou Sou
Prodromou, tin Irinin parashou tes
psihes imon.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

should not, O Herod, have


Condemned to Death the one who
denounced your adultery, the result
of satanic love and the insane
passion of lust for a woman. Thou
should not have perilously handed
over his All Honoured head to a
lawless woman because of an
impulsive oat made for a dance How
did you dare to accomplish such
murder?
How was the wanton
dancing girl not consumed by fire in
the middle of the banquet as she
presented his head on a platter? But
we, as we fittingly
honour the
Baptist as Greatest among the
offspring of women, call him
Blessed.

For His Mercy

rules over us; and the


Truth of the Lord endures forever.

Once

again, Herodias is in a rage.


Once again she is troubled.
O
treacherous dance! O deceitful
drunken party!
The Baptist was
beheaded, and Herod was agitated.
At
the
Intercession
of
Thy
Forerunner, O Lord, grant Peace to
our soul.

Glory

to the Father, and to the


Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Genethlion teloumenon, tou anedestatou During Herods


Irodou, tis aselgous orhistrdos,
eplirouto i diathesis tou orkou. Tou
gar Prodromou i kefali apotmithisa,
os opsonion efereto, epi pinaki tis
anakimenis. O simposiou misitou,
anosiourgimatos
ke
mieofonias
plirous! All imis ton Vaptistin, os en
gennitis gynekon mzona, epasios
timontes Makarizomen.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin.

shameless celebrations
his promise to the wanton dancing
girl were fulfilled. The head of the
Forerunner
was
cut
off
and
presented on a platter like a
delicacy. O Hateful Banquet of
impious behaviour and bloodthirsty
murder!
But we, as we fittingly
honour the Baptist as the greatest
among the offspring of women, call
him Blessed.

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen
THEOTOKION TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Tis

mi Makarisi Se, Panagia Parthene?


Tis mi animnisi Sou ton alohevton
Tokon? O gar ahronos ek Patros
eklamosas Iios Monogenis, O Aftos ek
Sou tis Agnis Proilthen afrastos
sarkothis, fisi Theos Iperhon, ke fisi

8. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

THE

and be in sorrow, and their memory


shall perish.

Thou

Who

will not call Thee Blessed, O


Most Holy Virgin? Who will not sing
praises
of
Thy
Wondrous
Birthgiving? For the Only Begotten
Son, timelessly having shone forth
from the Father, came forth from

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Elefsonte gar en sillogismo amartimaton When


afton dili, ke elegxi aftous ex enantias
ta anomimata afton.

they hold up the accounts of


their sins, they shall come with Fear;
and their own iniquities shall convict
them.

Tote

Then

Idontes

When they see it, they shalt be troubled

stisete en parrisia polli O Dikeos


kata prosopon ton thlipsanton afton,
ke ton athetounton tous ponous aftou.
tarahthisonte Fovo dino, ke
ekstisonte epi to paradox tis Sotirias.

Erousin

en eaftis metanoountes ke dia


stenohorian pnevmatos stenaxonte ke
erousin: Outos in on eshomen pote is
gelota ke is paravolin onidismou i
afrones - ton vion aftou elogisametha
manian, ke tin televtin aftou atimon.

shalt the Righteous stand with


Confidence in the Presence of those
who afflicted him, and those who
rejected his Labours.
with terrible Fear, and shalt be
amazed at the paradox of His
Salvation.

Regreting

and groaning in anguish of


spirit, they shalt say withing
themselves: This is he whom we had
once held in derision and dishonour
considering his life as madness
and his death meaningless.

Pos katelogisthi en Iis Theou, ke en Agiis How has he been numbered among the
Sons of God, and his lot among the
Saints?

O Kliros Aftou estin?

Ara eplanithimen apo Odou Alithias, ke Therefore,


to tis Dikeosinis Fos ouk epelampsen
imin, ke O ilios ouk anetilen imin!

Anomias

eneplisthimoen trivous ke
apolias,
ke
odefsamen
trivous
avatous, tin de odon Kyriou ouk
egnomen!
LITANY

OF

tis dianias imon ipomen

Kyrie eleison
Kyrie Pantokrator, O Theos, ton Pateron
imon, deometha Sou, epakouson ke
eleison

Kyrie eleison
Eleison imas,

were satisfied with the path of


wickedness and destruction, and we
travelled
through
impassable
deserts, but the Way of the Lord we
have not known!

Let us say, with all our soul and


with all our mind, let us say:

PRI EST

PE OPLE

ke

PRI EST

Lord have mercy (3)


Let us pray for Pious

and

Orthodox Christians. (3)

Kyrie eleison [3]


FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

Lord have mercy


Have Mercy on

us, O God,
according to Thy Great Mercy, hear
us and have Mercy

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Evsevon

Lord have mercy


Lord Almighty, the

God of our
Fathers, we pray Thee, hear and have
Mercy

PRI EST

PE OPLE

O Theos, kata to Mega


Eleos Sou deometha Sou, epakouson
ke eleison
ton
Orthodoxon Hristianon

We

FERVENT SUPPLICATION

Ipomen pantes ex olis tis psihis, ke exolis

Kyrie eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

we have drifted away from


the Way of Truth, and the Light of
Righteousnes has not shone on us,
and the Sun has not risen upon us!

PE OPLE

THE

Lord have mercy

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ke epi tas mihalidas, ke epi tou


omniontas to Onomati Aftou epi
psefdi, ke tous mi fovoumenous afton,
legi Kyrios Pantokrator.

Dioti Ego Kyrios O Theos, imon!

Ke ouk

illiome!

Ke

imis ii, Iakov exeklinate Nomima, ke


ouk efilxate.

Dia

touto epistrepsate pros me, ke


epistrafisome pros imas, legi Kyrios
Pantokrator.

Ke Makariousin imas panta ta Ethni.


Ke gnosesthe oti Ego Kyrios, epivlepon
anameson Dikeou ke anameson
anomou, en ti imera ekini i Ego pio is
peripiisin ton Agaponton me.

For I Am the Lord your God!


have not changed.

And I

you, O Sons of Jacob, you have


turned away from My Ordinances,
and have not kept them.

Return to Me, and I will return to you,


says the Lord Almighty.
And Blessed will all Nations call you.
They shalt be Mine, says the Lord
Almighty, in the day that I make
them My Possession, and I will
choose them as a man chooses his
own son who serves him.

oun, ke Mnisthite tou Nomou


Nosi
tou
doulou
Mou,
katoti
enetilamin afto en Horiv, pros panta
ton Israil, prostagmata ke Dikeomata.

Be in Remembrance of the Law of


Moses My Servant, as I Commanded
him,
with
its
Statutes
and
Judgements, at Horeb for all Israel.

idou! ego apostelo imin Ilian ton


Thesbitin, prin i elthin tin Imeran
Kyriou tin Megalin ke Epifani, os
apokatastisi kardian patros pros iion,
ke kardian anthopou pros ton plision
aftou, mi elthon pataxo tin Gin ardin,
legi Kyrios Pantokrator, O Theos
Agios Israil.

And, behold! I will send you Elias the


Tishbite before the Coming of the
Great Day and Glorious Epiphany of
the Lord, when he will turn the heart
of the father to his son, and a mans
heart to his neighbour, lest I come,
and strike the Earth completely,
says the Lord Almighty, God, the
Holy One of Israel.

THE PROPHECY

SOPHIAS
Sofia!

OF THE

WISDOM

SOLOMONTOS
anagnosma

OF

to

Dikeos

SOLOMON

(4:7a, 16a, 17a, 19b-20; 5:1-7)

The

Reading from
WISDOM OF SOLOMON

READER

Proshomen!

P RIE ST

ean fthasi telefise en anapafsi

este.

Wisdom!

THE

Let us attend!

Although a Righteous man


may die, he shall be at rest.

READER

Katakrini Dikeos apothanon tous zontas The

Righteous who are dead, shall


condemn the ungodly who are living.

asevis:

Opsonte

gar televtin Dikeou, ke ou mi


sinisousi ti evoulefsanto peri aftou...

Oti rixi aftous

afonous prinis, ke salefsi


aftous ek themelion, ke eos eshatou
hesothisonte ke esonte en odini, ke i
mnimi afton apolite.

12. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

THE

genomenos anthropos di imas, ouk is


diada prosopon temnomenos, all en
diadi fiseon, asighitos gnorizomenos.
Afton iketeve, semni Pammakariste,
eleithine tas psihas imon.

Thee Who art Pure. And, having


become ineffably Incarnate, He, Who
by Nature is God, for our sake
became also by Nature Man not in
two individual Persons, but in two
Natures without confusion.
O
Honoured and All Blessed One,
Beseech him for Mercy on our souls.

But

Then shalt you return, and discern


between the Righteous and the
wicked.

Epignote

Ke

sorcerers, adulterers, those who


swear falsely by My Name, and those
who do not Fear Me. Says the Lord
Almighty.

They will see the end of the wise man,


and will not understand what had
been Decreed for him...

For He shall rend them, and cast them


down, headlong and speechless, and
shake them from the foundation,
and they shall be utterly laid waste,

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PRAYER

OF THE

ENTRANCE

THE PRIEST CENSES AS BEFORE WHILE PRAYING:

Esperas ke proi ke mesimbrias, enoumen,


Evlogoumen,
Evharistoumen
ke
deometha Sou, Despota ton Apanton,
Philanthrope, Kyrie. Ketevthinon tin
prosevhin
imon,
os
Thimiama
Enopion Sou ke mi ekklinis tas kardias
imon is logous, i is logismous ponirias,
alla Rise imas ek panton ton
Thirevonton tas psihas imon. Oti pros
Se, Kyrie, Kyrie, i ofthalimi imon, ke
epi Si ilpisamen. Mi kateshinis imas,
O Theos imon.

At evening, at morning and at


midday we Praise, Bless and
give Thanks, and we pray to
Thee, O Master of all things,
Lord Who Loves mankind:
Direct our Prayer before Thee
like incense, and do not
incline our hearts to words or
thoughts of evil, but Deliver
us from all who hunt our
souls. For we look to Thee, O
Lord, our Lord, and we hope
in Thee. Put us not to shame,
O our God!
EISODOS THE ENTRANCE

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND


THE PRIEST EXITS THE SANCTUARY THROUGH THE NORTH DOOR IN
PROCESSION, HOLDING THE HOLY GOSPEL BEFORE HIS FACE.

Evlogimeni

i Isiodos
ton Agion Sou.

Blessed is the Entrance


of Your Saints

PRIEST

Sofia! Orthi.
BY

THE PRIEST &

THE

Wisdom! Rise!

THE EVENING HYMN


ST SOPHRONIOS, PATRIARCH
TONE 2

CONGREGATION

JERUSALEM

SING TOGETHER:

Fos

Ilaron Agias Doxis, Athanatou


Patros, Ouraniou, Agiou, Makaros,
Iisou Hriste! Elthondes epi tin iliou
disin,
idontes
Fos
Esperinon,
imnoumen Patera, Ion ke Agion
Pnevma, Theon.
Axion Se en
pasi keris imnisthe fones esies, Ie
Theou, Zoin O didous dio O kosmos
Se Doxazi!

FESTAL

OF

O Gladsome Radiance of the Holy Glory


of the Father Immortal, Heavenly,
Holy, Blessed Jesus Christ. Now that
we have come to the setting of the
sun and have seen the Evening Light,
we praise Father, Son and Holy
Spirit. For it is worthy that at all
times Thou should be praised by
voices encouraging, O Son of God,
the Giver of Life. For which cause the
Universe Glorifies Thee!

PROKEIMENON TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Sofia!
Irini pasi!
Ke pnevmati sou!
FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

Wisdom!
Peace be unto all!
PEOPLEAnd to your spirit.
PRIEST

THE

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Sofia!
Proshomen!

Wisdom!
Let us attend!
The Prokeimenon of the . Tone

PRIEST

Alla anixo ek ton oreon potamous, ke en But

I will open in the mountain rivers,


and in the midst of the plains,
fountains.

meso pedion pigas.

Piiso tin erimon is eli, ke tin dipsosan gin I will make the desert into marshlands,
en idragogis...

FESTAL PROKEIMENON - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Idou di Evlogite ton Kyrion, pantes i douli Behold

now! Bless the Lord, all you


servants of the Lord! (2)

Kyriou.

estates en Iko Kyriou, en avles ikou


Theou imon.

Who stand in the House of the Lord, in

di Evlogite ton Kyrion, pantes i Behold now! Bless the Lord, all you
Douli Kyriou.
servants of the Lord.
T H E P R O P H E C Y O F S T I S A I A H (40:1-5, 9; 41:17b-18; 45:8; 48:20b-21a; 54:1)

legi
Kyrios:
Parakalite,
parakalite ton laon mou, legi O
Theos.

The Lord said:

Ieris lalisate
Ierousalim.

O Priests, speak to the heart of


Jerusalem.

is

Parakalesate

tin

kardian

Comfort, Comfort My
People, says God.

Comfort her, for her humiliation is


ended.

Lelite

gar aftis i amartia, oti edexato


ek
Hiros
Kyriou
dipla
ta
amartimata aftis.

Her sin is pardoned, for she received


from the Lords Hand double for
her sins.

Foni voontos en ti erimo:

The

aftin,
tapinosis aftis.

oti

eplisthi

Etimasate tin
Odon Kyriou! Evthias piite tas trivous
tou Theou imon!

voice of one crying in the


wilderness: Prepare the Way of the
Lord! Make Straight the Path of our
God!

Pasa faragx plirothisete, ke pan oros ke Every


vounos tapinothisete, ke este panta
skolia is evthian, ke e trahie is odous
lias.

Ke

ofthisete i Doxa Kyriou, ke opsete


pasa sarx to Sotirion tou Theou, oti
Kyrios elalise.

Ep

Orous
Ipsilou
anavithi,
Evangelizomenos Sion!

Ipsoson

en ishii tin
evangelizomenos
Ipsosate! Mi fovisthe!

Ipon

tes polesin Iouda: Idou O Theos


imon!...

...Ego Kyrios O Theos, ego epakousome,


O Theos, Israil, ke ouk egkatalipso
aftous.
10. F E S T A L V E S P E R S S T J O H N

THE

valley shall be filled, and every


mountain and hill humbled;
the
crooked places shall be made
straight, and the rough places into
plains.

And

the Glory of the Lord shall be


revealed, and all flesh shall behold
the Salvation of God, for the Lord
has spoken.

Go into the High Mountain O Thou who


bring Good Tidings to Zion,!

fonin Sou O
Ierousalim!

Glad

Anatilato

The

O Ouranos anothen, ke
Nefele ranatosan Dikeosinin.
i Gi, ke vlastisato Eleos ke
Dikeosinin anatilato ama...

the Courts of the House of our God.

Idou

Tade

and the dry land into aqueducts...

Evfranthito

Lift

up Thy voice with strength, O Thou


who
bring
Good
Tidings
to
Jerusalem,!
Lift it up!
Be not
afraid!...

Say to the cities of Judah:

Behold your

God!...
...I, the Lord God, will hear them the
God of Israel and will not forsake
them,

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...Fonin

Earth shalt bring forth and


blossom with Mercy and likewise
bring forth Righteousness ...

ke

...Utter aloud a Voice of Joy, and let it

eos eshatou tis Gis, ke


akouston genesto touto.

Proclaim it to the ends of the Earth, and

legete: Oti errisato


Doulon Aftou Iakov!

And

Efrosinis
anangilate,
akouston genestho touto.

become known.

Apangilate
Ke

shall be Heaven Above, and the


clouds shalt rain Righteousness.

Kyrios ton

let it become known.


say: For the Lord Delivered His
Servant, Jacob!

Ke ean dipsisosi di erimon.

And,

Exaxi aftis idor ek Petras...

He shalt bring forth

if they shall thirst, He shalt lead


them through the desert.

water for them out

of the Rock...

...Evfranthiti stir ai ou tiktousa!

Rion ke
voithison i ouk odinousa, oti polla ta
tekna tis erimou mallon, it is ehousis
ton andra.

THE PROPHECY

OF

MALACHI

PROFITIAS
MALAHIOU
anagnosma

Sofia!

...Rejoice,

O you who bearest not!


Break forth and cry out, O you who
know not travail! For more art the
children of the desolate than of her
who hast a husband!
(3:1a, 2, 3a, 5a, 5c, 6a, 7b, 12a, 17, 18b, 24, 22-23)
to
READER
The Reading from T H E
PROPHECY OF MALACHI

Proshomen!

P RIE ST

Wisdom!

Thus
Almighty:

Let us attend!

Tade legi Kyrios Pantokrator:

READER

Idou

Behold, I send My Messenger, and he


will prepare the Way before Me.

Ego exapostelo ton Angelon Mou


pro Prosopou Sou, os kataskevasi tin
Odon Sou emprosthen Sou.

says

the

Lord

Ke ixi is ton Naon eaftou Kyrios, on imis And

the Lord, Whom Thou seek, will


suddenly come into His Temple.

zitite.

But

Ke tis ipomeni Imeran Isodou Aftou?

who can endure the Day of His


Coming?

Who can withstand His Appearance?


I tis ipostisete en ti Optasia Aftou?
Dioti aftos isporevete os Pir en honevtirio For He enters like a Refiners Fire, and
as soap in ones wash.

ke os poa plinonton.

Ke kathiite honevon, ke katharizon os to And

He will sit as a Refiner and a


Purifier of silver and gold.

argirion ke to hrision.

Ke

proselefsete pros imas en krisi, ke


este martys tahis epi tous ponirous,
FESTAL VESPERS ST JOHN

THE

And

I will draw near to Thee in


Judgement a swift Witness against

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