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Apostolon... Praiseworthy Apostles...

...ton Agion evdoxon ke kallinikon ...of the Holy, Glorious and Victorious
Martirion... Martyrs...
...ton Osion ke Theoforon Pateron imon... ...of our Saintly and God-Inspired

...ton Agion ke Dikeon Theopatoron


Fathers...
...of the Holy and Righteous Ancestors
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
Ioakim ke Annis... Joachim and Anna...
...of whose memory we
Archdiocese of Good Hope
...tou Agiou ... ou ke tin mnimin
epiteloumen ke panton ton Agion... Commemorate today, and of all the
Saints...
.. Eleise ke Sose imas, os Agathos ke ... have Mercy and Save us, for He is a
Filanthropos ke eleimon Theos. Gracious, Merciful and Loving God.
Amin Amen
Di efhon ton Agion Pateron imon, Through the Prayers of our Holy
Kyrie Iisou Hriste O Theos imon,
eleison ke soson imas.
Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God,
have Mercy on us and Save us. 22 December 2017
Amin Amen
Forefeast
Nativity of our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ

By the Grace of God


COMPILED, ADAPTED & EDITED BY
MARGUERITE PAIZIS
ARCHONDISSA & ORTHODOX TEACHER BY DIVINE GRACE

GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA & ALL AFRICA


ARCHDIOCESE OF GOOD HOPE
HOLY CHURCH OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
PORT ELIZABETH REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
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Tis estin anthropos O thelon Zoin, Who is the man who desires Life, who
Agapon imeras idin Agathas? loves to behold Good Days?
Pafson tin glossan sou apo kakou ke hili Keep your tongue from evil, and your
Sou tou mi lalise dolon. lips from speaking deceit.
Ekklinon apo kakou ke piison Agathon, Shun evil and do good; seek Peace and
zitison Irinin ke dioxon aftin. pursue it.
Ofthalmi Kyriou epi Dikeous, ke Ota The Eyes of the Lord are upon the
Aftou is Deisin afton. Righteous, and His Ears are open to
their Supplications.
Prosopon de Kyriou epi piountas kaka The Lords Face is against those who do
tou exolothrefse ek Gis to evil, so as to destroy their
mnimosinon afton. remembrance from the Earth.
Ekekraxan i Dikei, ke O Kyrios isikousen The Righteous cried, and the Lord
afton, ke ek pason ton thrlipseon heard them. And He Delivered them
Afton errisato aftous. from all their afflictions.
Engis Kyrios tis sintetrimmenis tin The Lord is near to those who are
kardian ke tous tapinous to pnevmati broken hearted, and He Saves the
Sosi. humble in spirit.
Polle e thlipsis ton Dikeon, ke ek pason Many are the afflications of the
Afton Risete aftous O Kyrios. Righteous, but from them all, the
Lord will Deliver them.
Filassi Kyrios panta ta osta afton - en ex The Lord shall guard all their bones
afton ou sintrivisete. not one shall be broken.
Thanatos amartolon poniros, ke i The death of sinners is evil, and those
misountes ton Dikeon plimmelisousi. who hate the Righteous shall go
wrong.
Litrosete Kyrios psihas doulon aftou, ke The Lord will Deliver the souls of His
ou mi plimmelisousi pantes i servants, and all who Hope in Him
elpizontes pe afton. shall not go wrong.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Let us keep in our Prayers all the little children Amin Amen
who are suffering the devastation, bereavement Kyrie Eleison (3) Lord, have Mercy (3)
and destitution of warfare. Pater Agie Evlogison Holy Father, give the Blessing
May our Loving Heavenly Father Hristos, O Alithinos Theos imon, tes Christ our God, through the
keep them in His Sight, Love and Embrace Presvies tis Panahrantou ke Intercessions of our Most Pure Lady
Panamomoou Agias Aftou Mitros... Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary...
forever. ...Dinami tou Timiou ke Zoopiou ...through the Power of the Precious and
Stavrou... Life-giving Cross...
...Prostasies ton timion Epouranion ...the Protection of the sublime Spiritual
Dinameon Asomaton ... Powers in Heaven;
...ikesies tou Timiou Endoxou Profitou ke ...the Supplications of the Precious,
Vaptistou Ioannou... Glorious Prophet and Forerunner
John the Baptist...
... ton Agion endoxon ke panefimon ... of the Holy, Glorious and
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FESTAL KONTAKION - THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 3 TRISAGION PRAYERS
I Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion The Virgin today comes to the Grotto to Evlogitos O Theos imon, pantote nin Blessed is our God always now
PRIEST
Logon, en Spyleo erhete, apotekin give Birth Ineffably to the Pre-Eternal ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. and ever, and unto Ages of Ages.
aporritos. Horeve i ikoumeni Word. Hearing this, be of good Amin Amen
PEOPLE
akoutisthisa, Doxason meta Angelon cheer, O inhabited Earth, and with
ke ton Pimenon, voulithenta the Angels and the Shepherds, Doxa Si, O Theos imon, Doxa Si! Glory to Thee, our God, Glory to
epofthine, Pedion Neon, ton Pro Glorify Him Whose Will it is to be Thee!
Eonon Theon. made manifest as a Newborn Infant Vasili Ouranie, Paraklite, to Pnevma O Heavenly King, O Comforter, the
- the Pre-Eternal God. tis Alithias, O Panatahou paron ke ta Spirit of Truth, Who art in all places
THE APOLISIS THE DISMISSAL panta pliron, O Thisavros ton and Who fillest all things; Treasury
Kyrie eleison (12) Lord have mercy (12) Agathon ke Zois Korigos elthe ke of Good Things and Giver of Life:
Skinoson en imin ke Katharison imas come and Dwell in us and Cleanse us
Eii to Onoma Kyriou Evlogimenon apo Blessed be the Name of our Lord, now apo pasis kilidos ke Soson, Agathe, from every stain, and Save our souls,
tou nin ke eos tou eonos. (3) and from ages to ages. tas psihas imon. O Gracious Lord.
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Athanatos, Eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have mercy upon us. [3]
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Amin Amen Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
PSALM 33/34 eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
Evlogiso ton Kyrion en panti kero, dia I will Bless the Lord at all times; His Amin Amen
pantos i enesis aftou en to stomata Praises shall continually be in my Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie, All Holy Trinity have mercy on us.
mou. mouth elasthiti tes amarties imon. Despota, Lord: cleanse us from our sins.
En to Kyrio epenethisete i psihi mou. In the Lord praised be my soul. singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie Master: pardon our iniquities. Holy
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon, God: visit and heal our infirmities for
Akousatosan prais, ke evfranthitosan. Let the gentle hear and be glad. eneken tou Onomatos Sou. Thy Names sake.
Megalinate ton Kyrion Sin emi, ke Magnify the Lord with me, and let us Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
ipsosomen to Onoma aftou epi to exalt His Name together!
afto. Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Exezitisa ton Kyrion, ke epikouse mou, I sought the Lord and He heard me, and
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
ke ek pason ton thlipseon mou from all my sojourning.He Delivered
errisato me. me.
Amin Amen
Proselthete pros afton ke Fostisthite, ke Come to Him and be Enlightened, and OUR LORDS PRAYER
ta prosopa imon ou mi kateshinthi. your face shalt never be ashamed. Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito Our Father Who art in Heaven:
Outos O ptohos ekekraxe ke O Kyrios This poor man cried, and the Lord to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
isikousen aftou ke ek pason ton heard him, and Saved him from all genithito to Thelima Sou, os en Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on
thlipseon aftou esosen afton. his afflictions. Ourano ke epi tis Gis. Ton Arton Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this
Paremvali Angelos Kyriou kiklo ton The Angel of the Lord shall encamp imon ton Epiousion dos imin simeron. day our Daily Bread, and forgive us
Ke afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke our trespasses as we forgive those
fovoumenon afton ke Risete aftous. around those who Fear him, and He
imis afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi who trespass against us. And lead
will Deliver them.
isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla Rise us not into temptation, but Deliver
Gesasthe ke idete oti Hristos O Kyrios. Taste and see that the Lord is Good. imas apo tou ponirou. us from the evil one.
Makarios anir, os Elpizi ep Afton. Blessed is the man who Hopes in Him. Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, the
Fovithite ton Kyrion pantes i Agii Aftou, Fear the Lord, all His Saints, for there is i Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory, of the
Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the
oti ouk Estin isterima tis Fovoumenis no want for those who Fear Him.
eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Afton.
Ages of Ages.
Plousii eptohefsan ke epinasan, i de Rich men turned poor and starved, but Amin
ekzitountes ton Kyrion ouk those who seek the Lord shall not PEOPLE Amen
elattothisonte pantos Agathou. lack all Good Things.
Defte, Tekna, akousate mou - Fovon Come, Children, listen to me I will
Kyriou didaxo imas. teach you to Fear the Lord.

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First Hour Ke Anastanta ti triti imera kata tas
Grafas.
And on the third day He rose again,
according to the Scriptures
THE PROSTRATIONS Ke anelthonta is tous Ouranous ke And ascended into Heaven, and sits at
Kathezomenon ek dexion tou Patros; the right Hand of the Father
MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND BOW DOWN EACH TIME TO OUR LORD GOD
Ke palin erhomenon meta Doxis krine And He shall come again with Glory to
zontas ke nekrous, Ou tis Vasilias ouk Judge the living and the dead;
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down este telos. Whose Kingdom shall have no end.
to Vasili imon Theo. to our King and God.
Ke is to PNEVMA TO AGION, TO KYRION, TO And I believe in THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down ZOOPION, to ek tou Patros LORD, AND GIVER OF LIFE, Who
Hristo to Vasili imon Theo. to Christ, our King and God. Ekporevomenon, TO SIN PATRI KE IO Proceeds from the Father, Who
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down SIMPROSKINOUMENON KE SINDOXAZOMENON together with the Father and the
Afto, Hristo to Vasili ke Theo imon before Christ Himself, our King and to lalisan dia ton Profiton. Son is Worshipped and Glorified;
our God. Who spoke by the Prophets.
PSALM 5
A PRAYER OF GUIDANCE A MORNING PRAYER
Is MIAN, AGIAN, KATHOLIKIN KE And I believe in ONE HOLY CATHOLIC
APOSTOLIKIN EKKLISIAN. AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH.
Ta rimata mou enotise Kyrie, sines tis Hear my words, O Lord, hear my cry. Omologo EN VAPTISMA is afesin I Confess ONE BAPTISM for the remission
kravgis mou. amartion. of sins.
Proshes ti foni tis Deiseos mou, O Hearken to the voice of my Prayer, O Prosdoko ANASTASIN nekron. I look for THE RESURRECTION of the
Vasilefs mou ke O Theos mou. my King and my God. dead.
Oti pros Se prosefxome Kyrie - to proi For to Thee will I pray, O Lord - in the Ke ZOIN TOU MELLONTOS EONOS. And THE LIFE OF THE AGE TO COME.
isakousi tis fonis mou. morning Thou shalt hear my voice.
Amin Amen
To proi parastisome Si, ke epopsi me. In the morning I will stand before Thee, REPENTANCE PRAYER
and I will watch.
Oti ouhi Theos thelon anomian Si i. For Thou art not a God Who wills Anes, afes, sighorison, O Theos, ta Pardon, remit, forgive O God, our
Lawlessness. paraptomata imon, ta ekousia ke ta offences, both voluntary and
akousia, ta en ergo ke logo, ta en involuntary, in deed and word, in
Ou parikisi Si ponirevomenos. Nor shall the evildoer dwell with Thee. gnosi ke agnia, ta en nikti ke imera, knowledge and ignorance, by night
Oude diamenousi paranomi, katenanti The Lawless shall not stand before ta kata noun ke Dinian, tap anta and by day, in mind and thought,
ton Ofthalmon Sou! Thine Eyes! imin sighorison, os Agathos ke forgive us all things, since Thou art
Filanthropos. Good and Lovest mankind.
Emisisas pantas tous ergazomenous tin All workers of iniquity Thou despise. OUR LORDS PRAYER
anomian.
Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito Our Father Who art in Heaven:
Apolis pantas tous lalountas to psevdos. Thou shall destroy all who speak lies. to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
Andra ematon ke dolion idelissete The man of violence and deceit the genithito to Thelima Sou, os en Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on
Kyrios. Lord abhors. Ourano ke epi tis Gis. Ton Arton Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this
imon ton Epiousion dos imin simeron. day our Daily Bread, and forgive us
Ego de en to plithi tou Eleos Sou, As for me, in the multitude of Thy Ke afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke our trespasses as we forgive those
iselevsome is ton Ikon Sou. Mercy, I will enter Thy House. imis afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi who trespass against us. And lead
Proskiniso pros Naon Agion Sou en Fovo I will worship towards Thy Holy isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla Rise us not into temptation, but Deliver
Sou. Temple in Fear of Thee. imas apo tou ponirou. us from the evil one.
Kyrie, Odigison me en ti Dikeosini Sou, O Lord, Guide me in Thy Righteousness Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, the
eneka ton ehthron mou. because of my enemies. i Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory, of the
Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the
Katevthinon Enopion Sou tin odon mou. Make straight Thy Way before me. eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Oti ouk estin en to stomati afton Alithia, For in their mouths there is no Truth - Ages of Ages.
i kardia afton matea. their hearts are vain. Amin PEOPLE Amen
Tafos anogmenos O larigx afton. Their throats are like open graves.
Tes glosses afton edoliousan. Their tongues are deceitful.
Krinon aftous, O Theos. Judge them, O God.
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Mnisthiti imon, Kyrie, otan elthis en ti Remember us, O Lord, when Thou come Apopesatosan apo ton diavoulion afton Let them fall by their false accusations
Vasilia Sou. into Thy Kingdom! - kata to plithos ton asevion afton, cast them out in the multitude of
Mnisthiti imon, Despota, otan elthis en ti Remember us, O Master, when Thou exoson aftous, oti parepikranan Se their ungodliness, for they provoked
Kyrie. Thee, O Lord.
Vasilia Sou. come into Thy Kingdom!
Mnisthiti imon, Agie, otan elthis en ti Remember us, O Holy One, When Thou Ke evfranthiisan pantes i elpizontes epi And gladden all those who hope in
Se - Is eona agalliasonte, ke Thee - they shall rejoice for ever,
Vasilia Sou. come into Thy Kingdom!
kataskinosis en aftis, ke kavhisonte and Thou shalt dwell in them, and
Horos O epouranios imni Se ke legi: The Heavenly Choir extols Thee and en Si i Agapontes to Onoma Sou, oti all those who Love Thy Name shall
says: Si Evlogisis Dikeon. Glory in Thee, for Thou will Bless the
Agios, Agios, Agios, Kyrios Savaoth, Holy, Holy, Holy, O Lord Sabaoth! Righteous.
pliris O Ouranos ke i Gi tis Doxis Sou. Heaven and Earth are filled with Thy
Kyrie, os Oplo Evdokias Estefanosas O Lord, Thou hast Crowned us as with
Glory! imas. a Shield of Thy Good Will.
Proselthete pros afton ke fotisthite, ke ta Come to Him, and be Enlightened, and PSALM 44/45
prosopa imon ou mi kateshinthi. your face shall never be ashamed.
A WEDDING HYMN - THE MESSIAH/CHRIST THE BRIDEGROOM & HIS HOLY CHURCH -THE BRIDE
Horos O epouranios imni Se ke legi: The Heavenly Choir extols Thee and
Exirevxato i kardia mou Logon Agathon. My heart has uttered a Good Word; I
says:
Lego ego ta Erga mou to Vasili. speak of my Works to the King.
Agios, Agios, Agios, Kyrios Savaoth, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord Sabaoth! Heaven
I glossa mou kalamos grammateos My tongue is the pen of a scrivener who
pliris O Ouranos ke i Gi tis Doxis Sou and Earth are filled with Thy Glory!
oxygrafou. writes swiftly.
Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Oreos kalli para tous vious ton Thou art more beautiful than the sons
and to the Holy Spirit
anthropon. of men.
Horos Agion Angelon ke Arhangelon, The Choir of Holy Angels and
Exehithi i Haris en Hilesi Sou. Dia touto Grace is poured abroad in Thy Lips.
meta pason ton Epouranion Archangels, with all the Heavenly
Dinameon, imni Se ke legi: Powers, extols Thee and says: Evlogise Se O Theos is ton eona. Therefore, God has Blessed Thee
forever.
Agios, Agios, Agios, Kyrios Savaoth, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord Sabaoth! Heaven
Perizose tin Romfean Sou epi ton Iiron Gird Thy Sword upon Thy Thigh, O
pliris O Ouranos ke i Gi tis Doxis Sou. and Earth are filled with Thy Glory!
Sou, Dynate. Thou Most Mighty.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. Ti Oreotiti Sou ke to Kalli Sou. Ke With Thy Comeliness and Thy Beauty
eonon.
entine, ke katevodou, ke Vasileve, set out, proceed prosperously, and
Amin Amen eneken Alithias ke Praotitos ke Reign because of Truth and
THE NICENE CREED Dikeosinis. Meekness and Justice.
Pistevo is ENA THEON, PATERA, I believe in ONE GOD, THE FATHER Ke odigisi Se Thavmastos i Dexia Sou. And Thy right Hand shall Guide Thee
PANTOKRATORA, Piitin Ouranou ke gis, ALMIGHTY, Maker of Heaven and wonderfully.
oraton te panton ke aoraton. earth, and of all things visible and Ta veli Sou ikonimena, Dynate, lai Thine arrows are sharp and under Thee,
invisible; ipokato Sou pesounte - en kardia ton O Mighty One, people shall fall - into
Ke is ENA KYRION, IISOUN HRISTON TON ION And in ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY- ehthron tou Vasileos. the hearts of the Kings enemies.
TOU THEOU, TO MONOGENI, ton ek tou BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, Begotten of O Thronos Sou, O Theos, is ton eona tou Thy Throne, O God is forever and ever;
Patros Gennithenta pro panton ton the Father before all ages; Light of eonos. Ravdos Evthititos i Ravdos tis the Sceptre of Thy Kingdom is a
eonon. Fos ek Fotos, Theon alithinon, Light, True God of True God, Vasilias Sou. Sceptre of Uprightness.
ek Theou alithinou gennithenta, ou Begotten, not made; one in Essence
piithenta, Omoousion to Patri, di Ou with the Father, by Whom all things Igapisas Dikeosinin, ke emisisas Thou has Loved Justice, and hated
ta Panta egeneto. were made: anomian. iniquity.
Ton di imas tous anthropous ke dia tin Who - for us men and for our Salvation Dia touto ehrise Se, O Theos, O Theos Therefore God, Thy God, has Anointed
imeteran Sotirian katelthonta ek ton - came down from Heaven, and was Sou Eleon agaliaseos para tous Thee with the Oil of Gladness above
Ouranon, ke sarkothenta, ek Incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the metohous Sou. Thy fellows.
Pnevmatos Agiou ke Marias tis Virgin Mary, and became Man Smyrna ke stakti ke kasia apo ton Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume
Parthenou ke Enanthropisanta. imation Sou - apo vareon elefantinon, Thy Garments; from the ivory
Stavrothenta te iper imon epi Pontiou And was crucified also for us under ex on efranan Se thigateres palaces from which they gladdened
Pilatou ke panthonta ke tafenta... Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was Vasileon - en ti Timi Sou. Thee - daughters of Kings - in Thine
buried Honour.

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Paresti i Vasilissa ek Dexion Sou, en The Queen stood at Thy right Hand, in Vasilefsi Kyrios is ton eona - O Theos The Lord shall reign forever Thy God,
imatismo diahriso perivevlimeni, apparel interwoven with gold, and Sou, Sion, is genean ke genean O Zion, from generation to
pepikilmeni. adorned and embroidered with generation.
various colours.
Akouson Thigater, ke ide, ke klinon to Hearken, O Daughter, and behold, and Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
ous Sou, ke epilathou tou laou sou, ke incline Thine Ear, and forget Thy eonon.
tou ikou tou Patros Sou. people and Thy Fathers house. Amin Amen
Ke epithimisi O Vasilefs tou kallous sou, And the King shall greatly desire Thy TO OUR DIVINE SAVIOUR TONE 1
oti Aftos esti Kyrios Sou, ke Beauty, for He is the Lord Thy God,
Proskinisis Afto. and they shall worship Him. O Monogenis Ios ke Logos tou Theou O Only Begotten Son and Word of God,
Athanatos Iparhon ke katadexamenos Who being Immortal, yet deigned for
Ke thigatir Tyrou en doris, to Prosopon And the daughters of Tyre shall dia tin imeteran Sotirian Sarkothine our Salvation to be Incarnate
Sou litanevsousi i plousii tou laou. worship Him with gifts; Thy Favour ek tis Agia Theotokou ke Aiparthenou through the Holy Theotokos and
shall be entreated by the rich among Marias, atreptos enanthropisas, Ever-Virgin Mary, and without
the people. Stavrothis te, Hriste O Theos, Thanato change became Man; and was
Pasa i Doxa tis Thigatros tou Vasileos All Her Glory as the Kings Daughter is Thanaton patisas, is on tis Agias Crucified, O Christ our God,
esothen; en krossotis hrisis, within - adorned and embroidered Triados Sindoxazomenos to Patri ke to trampling down Death by Death;
perivevlimeni. with golden tassels. Agio Pnevmati, Soson imas. Thou, Who art One of the Holy
Apenehthisonte to Vasili Partheni opiso The Virgins behind Her shall be Trinity and art Glorified with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, Save us.
Aftis, e plision Aftis apenehthisonte brought to the King - Her neighbours
Si. shall be brought to Thee. THE BEATITUDES

Apenehthisonte en Evfrosini ke Agalliasi. They shall be brought with Gladness En ti Vasilia Sou mnisthiti imon Kyrie, In Thy Kingdom, remember us, O Lord,
Ahthisonte is Naon Vasileos. and Rejoicing - they shall be led into otan elthis en ti Vasilia Sou. when Thou come into Thy Kingdom.
the Temple of the King. Makarii i ptohi to Pnevmati, oti afton Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs
Anti ton Pateron Sou egennithisan i ii In place of Thy Fathers, sons shall be Estin i Vasilia ton Ouranon. is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Sou - katastesis aftous arhontas epi born to Thee - Thou shalt make them Makarii i penthountes, oti afti Blessed are those who mourn, for they
pasan tin Gin. Rulers over all the earth. paraklithisonte. shall be comforted.
Mnithisome tou Onomatos Sou en pasi They shall remember Thy Name from Makarii i prais, oti afti klironomisousi Blessed are the meek, for they shall
genea ke genea. generation to generation. tin Gin. inherit the Earth.
Dia touto lai exomologisonte Si is ton Therefore people shall Confess Thee Makarii i pinontes ke dipsontes tin Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
eona, ke is ton eona tou eonos forever and to the Ages of Ages. Dikeosinin, oti afti hortasthisonte. for Righteousness, for they shall be
PSALM 45/46 satisfied.
GOD DWELLS WITHIN HIS PEOPLE
Makarii i eleimones, oti afti eleithisonte. Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall
O Theos imon Katafigi ke Dynamis: God is our Refuge and Power; a Help in obtain Mercy.
voithos en thlipsei tes evrouses imas afflictions that severely befall us.
sfodra. Makarii i kathari ti kardia, oti afti ton Blessed are the Pure in heart, for they
Theon opsonte. shall see God.
Dia touto, ou fovithisometha en to Therefore we will not fear when the
tarassesthe tin Gin, ke metatithesthe Earth is troubled, and when the Makarii i iriopii, oti afti Ii Theou Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they
ori en kardies thalasson. mountains are removed into the klithisonte. shall be called sons of God.
heart of the seas. Makarii i dediogmeni eneken Dikeosinis, Blessed are those who are persecuted
Ithisan ke etarahthisan ta idata afton; Their waters roared and were troubled; oti afton Estin i Vasilia ton Ouranon. for Righteousness sake, for theirs is
etarahthisan ta ori en ti Krateotiti the mountains were troubled by His the Kingdom of Heaven.
Aftou. Might. Makarii este otan onidisosin imas, ke Blessed are you when men revile you
Tou potamou ta ormimata evfrenousi The torrents of the river gladden the dioxosi, ke iposi pan poniron rima and persecute you and utter all
tin Polin tou Theou; Igiase to skinoma City of God; the Most High Sanctified kath imon, psevdomeni eneken kinds of evil against you falsely for
Aftou O Ipsistos. His Tabernacle. emou. My sake.
O Theos en meso Aftis, ke ou God is in Her midst so She shall not be Herete ke agalliasthe, oti O misthos Rejoice and be glad, for your Reward is
salefthisete. Voithisi Afti O Theos to shaken. God shall help Her early in imon polis en tis Ouranis. great in Heaven.
pros proi proi. the morning.

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Kyrios en to Ourano itimase ton The Lord prepared His Throne in Etarhthisan Ethin; eklinan Vasilie; edoke Nations were troubled; Kingdoms fell;
Thronon Aftou, ke i Vasilia Aftou Heaven and His Kingdom rules over Fonin Aftou O Ipsistos, esalefthi i Gi. He uttered His Voice and the Earth
panton despozi. all. shook.
Evlogite ton Kyrion pantes Angeli Aftou, Bless the Lord, all you His Angels Kyrios ton Dinameon meth imon; The Lord of Hosts is with us; our
dinati ishii piountes ton Logon Aftou - Mighty in Strength who do His Antiliptor imon O Theos Iakov. Protector is the God of Jacob.
tou akouse tis Fonis ton Logon Aftou. Word - who heed the Voice of His
Words.
Defte ke idete ta Erga tou Theou - a Come and behold the Works of the Lord
etheto terata epi Gis. - the Wonders He wrought on the
Evlogite ton Kyriou passe e Dinamis Bless the Lord, all you His Hosts His Earth.
Aftou - Litourgi Aftou piountes ta Ministers who do His Will.
Thelimata Aftou
Antaneron polemous, mehri ton peraton When He makes wars cease to the ends
tis Gis, toxon sintripsi, ke sinthlasi of the Earth, He will break the bow
Evlogite ton Kyrion pante ta Erga Aftou, Bless the Lord, all His Works, in all oplon; ke oureous katakafsi en piri. and shatter the weapon; and He will
en panti topo tis Despotias Aftou. places of His Dominion! burn up the shields in fire.
Evlogi i pshihi mou ton Kyrion. [2] Bless, O my soul, the Lord! Eholasate ke gnote, oti Ego Imi O Theos. Be still and know that I Am God; I will
Ipsothisome en tis Ethnesin, be exalted among the Nations, and I
Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ipsothisome en ti Gi. will be exalted in the Earth.
and to the Holy Spirit Kyrios ton Dinameon meth imon. The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of
PSALM 145/146 Antiliptor imon O Theos Iakov. Jacob is our Protector.
Eni, i psihi mou, ton Kyrion. Praise the Lord, O my soul! Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Eneso Kyrion en ti Zoi mou, psalo to I shall praise the Lord while I live, I shall Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and for
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of ages.
Theo mou eos iparho. sing to my God as long as I exist.
Mi pepithate ep arhontas, epi iious Do not trust in Rulers, nor in the sons Amin. Amen.
anthropon, is ouk esti Sotira. of mankind in whom there is no Alleluia [3] Alleluia [3]
Salvation. Kyrie eleison [3] Lord, have mercy [3]
Exelefsete to Pnevma aftou, ke epistrespi His breath shall go out of him and he
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
is tin Gin aftou. shall return to his Earth.
and to the Holy Spirit
En ekini ti imera apolounte pantes i On that day all his thoughts shall FESTAL APOLYTIKION - FOREFEAST OF THE NATIVITY - TONE 4
dialogismi aftou. perish.
Etimazou Vithleem, inikte pasin i Edem. Prepare, O Bethlehem, Eden is opened
Makarios ou O Theos akov voithos Blessed is he whose Help is the God of Evtrepizou Efratha, oti to Zilon tis to all! Be ready, O Ephrata, for the
aftou. Jacob. Zois, en to Spyleo exinthisen ek tis Tree of Life in the Grotto has
I Elpis aftou epi Kyrion ton Theon aftou His Hope is in the Lord his God Who Parthenou. Paradisos ke gar, i ekinis Blossomed from the Virgin! As
ton piisanta ton Ouranon ke tin Gin, made Heaven and Earth, the sea, and gastir, edixthi noitos, en O to Thion Paradise Her Womb is Spiritually
tin thalasan ke panta ta en aftis; ton everything in them; Who keeps the Fiton, ex ou fagontes zisomen, ouhi Revealed in which is found the God-
filassonta Alithian is ton eona; Truth forever; Who executes Justice de os O Adadm tethnixometha, planted Tree, from which if we eat,
piounta Krima tis adikoumenis; for the wronged; Who provides food Hristos Gennate, tin prin pesousan, we shall Live and shall not die, as did
didonta trofin tis pinosi. for the hungry. anastison ikona. Adam of old. Christ is Born, so that
He might Raise up the formerly
Kyrios lii pepedimenous. The Lord Frees those who are bound. fallen Image.
Kyrios Sofi tiflous. The Lord grants Wisdom to the Blind. Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Kyrios anorthic katerragmenous. The Lord Restores those who are eonon. Ages.
broken down. Amin Amen
Kyrios Agapa Dikeou. The Lord Loves the Righteous. THEOTOKION
Kyrios filassi tous prosilitous. The Lord keeps watch over resident Ti Se Kalesomen O Keharitomeni? What shall we call Thee, O Full of
aliens. Ouranon? Oti anetilas ton Ilion tis Grace? Heaven? for Thou made
Orfanon ke hiran analipsete ke odon The orphan and the widow He shall Dikeosinis; Paradison? Oti the Sun of Righteousness shine
evlastisas to Anthos tis aftharsias; forth; Paradise, for Thou made
amartolon afanii. adopt, but the way of sinners .He
Parthenon? Oti eminas afthoros; the Flower of Incorruption blossom;
shall destroy.
Agnin Mitera? Oti eshes ses Agies Virgin, for Thou remained without
Angales Ion, ton Panton Theon. corruption; Pure Mother? for

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Afton iketeve Sothine tas psihas Thou held in Thy Holy Embrace a PSALM 102/103
imon! Son Who is God of all. Pray to Him A PRAYER OF PRAISE FOR GODS MERCY AND HIS ANGELIC HOSTS
to Save our souls! Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion, ke
panta Bless the Lord, O my soul; and
FESTAL IDIOMELONS ST SOPHRONIOS OF JERUSALEM ta entos mou to Onoma to Agion everything within me: Bless His Holy
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 Aftou. Name!
Vithlehem, etimazou! Eftrepizestho i O Bethlehem, make ready! Let the Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion ke mi Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget
Fatni! To Spyleon dehestho! i Alithia Manger be prepared! Let the Grotto epilanthanou pasas tas Enesis Aftou: not all His Rewards: He Who is
ilthen! I skia paredrame ke O Theos anticipate! The Truth has come! The Ton evilatefonta pases tes anomies Merciful towards all your
anthropis ek Parthenou pefanerote, shadow has passed away and God sou; ton iomenon pasas tas nosous transgressions, Who heals all your
morforthis to kath imas, ke Theosas has appeared to mankind, formed as sou; ton litroumenon ek fthoras tin diseases, Who Redeems your Life
to proslima. Dio Adam ananeoute sin we are, and Deifying which He has Zoin sou; ton stefanounta se en Elei from corruption, Who crowns you
ti Eva krazontes: Epi Gis Evdokia put on. Therefore both Adam and ke Iktirmis; ton empiplonta en with Mercy and Compassion, Who
Epefani Sose to genos imon! (2) Eve are Renewed as they cry: On Agathis tin epithimian sou; satisfies your desire with Good
Earth Gods Good Pleasure has anakenisthisete os meou i neotis sou. Things; and Renews your youth like
Appeared to Save our kind! (2) the eagle.
FESTAL IDIOMELONS ST SOPHRONIOS OF JERUSALEM - TONE 3 Pion eleimosinas O Kyrios, ke krima pasi The Lord shows Mercies and Judgement
STIHOS OTheos apo Theman ixi ke O VERSE God comes from Thiman, tis adikoumenis. to all who are wronged.
Agios ex Orous kataskiou Daseos. and the Holy One from the Egnorise tas odous aftou to Mosisi tis Iis He made known His Ways to Moses
Mountain overshadowed by the Israil ta Thelimata Aftou. His Will to the Sons of Israel.
Forest.
Iktirmon ke Eleimon O Kyrios, Compassionate and Merciful is the Lord
Nin Profitiki prorisis, plirothine epigete, Now the Prophecy draws near to its makrothimos ke Polieleos. - slow to anger, and abounding in
Mystikos i faskousa: Ke si Vithleem fulfilment, which Mystically said: Mercy.
gi Iouda, oudamos iparhis elahisti en And Thou, O Bethlehem, Land of
tis Igemosi, proevtrepizousa to Judah, who prepares the Cave, are
Spylion. Ek sou gar mi exelefsete, not the least among Princes, for out Ouk is telos orgisthisete, oude is ton He will not become angry to the end,
Igoumenos ton Ethnon dia Sarkos, ek of Thee shall come forth to Me in the eona minii. nor will He be wrathful forever.
Parthenou Koris Hristos O Theos, os Flesh, a Governor of the Nations: Ou kata tas amartias imon epiisen imin, He does not deal with us according to
Pimane ton Laon Aftou, ton Neon Christ our God born of a Virgin oude kata tas anomias imon our sins, nor rewards us accoding to
Israel. Domen apantes. Afto Maiden, and as a Shepherd He shall antapedoken imin, oti kata to ipso our transgressions, for according to
Megalosinin! tend His People, the New Israel. Let tou Ouranou apo tis gis, ekrateose the height of Heaven from earth, so
us all Glorify Him! Kyrios to Eleos Aftou epi tous the Lord reigns in Mercy over those
STIHOS Kyrie isakikoa tin akin Sou! VERSE O Lord, I heard Thy Report and Fovoumenous Afton - kathoson who Fear Him as far as the East is
was afraid! apehousin anatole apo dismon, from the West, so does He remove
emakrinen af imin tas anomias our transgressions from us!
Nin Profitiki prorisis, plirothine epigete, Now the Prophecy draws near to its imon.
Mystikos i faskousa: Ke si Vithleem fulfilment, which Mystically said:
gi Iouda, oudamos iparhis elahisti en And you, O Bethlehem, Land of Kathos iktiri patir iious oktirise Kyrios As a father has compassion for his
tis Igemosi, proevtrepizousa to Judah, who prepares the Cave, are tous fovoumenous afton, oti aftos children, so does our Lord have
Spylion. Ek sou gar mi exelefsete, not the least among Princes, for out egno to plasma imon -Mnisthiti oti Compassion on those who Fear Him,
Igoumenos ton Ethnon dia Sarkos, ek of you shall come forth to Me in the hous esmen. for He knows how He formed us
Parthenou Koris Hristos O Theos, os flesh, a Governor of the Nations: He remembers that we are clay.
Pimane ton Laon Aftou, ton Neon Christ our God born of a Virgin Anthropos - osi hortos e imere aftou, osi As for mankind his days are like grass
Israel. Domen apantes. Afto Maiden, and as a Shepherd He shall anthos tou agrou outos exanthisi. Oti - like a flower of the field he
Megalosinin! tend His People, the New Israel. Let pnevma diilthen en afto, ke ouk flourishes; for the wind passes over
us all glorify Him! iparxi, ke ouk epignosete eti ton it, and it shall not remain and it
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, topon aftou. shall no longer know its place.
and to the Holy Spirit To de Eleos tou Kyriou apo to Eonos ke Yet the Mercy of the Lord is from Ages
FESTAL IDIOMELONS ST SOPHRONIOS OF JERUSALEM Eos tou Eonos epi tous Fovoumenous to Ages upon those who Fear Him.
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 Afton.
Tade legi Iosif pros tin Parthenon: Joseph spoke thus to the Virgin: Mary, Ke i Dikeosini Aftou epi iious iion, tis And His Righteousness is upon
Maria, ti to drama touto, O en Si what is this that I behold in Thee? I filassousi tin Diathikin Aftou, ke childrens children to those who
tethiame? Aporo ke existame, ke ton fail to understand and am amazed memnimenis ton Entolon Aftou tou keep His Covenant and remember
noun kataplitome! Lathra tinin ap and my mind is struck with dismay! Piise Aftas. His Commandments to obey them.

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O Theos iktirise imas ke Evlogise imas PRIEST O God be Merciful to us and emou, genou en taxi. Maria ti to Go from my sight, therefore, with all
drama touto, O en si tethiame? Afti speed. What is this, O Mary, that I
epifane to Prosopo Aftou ef imas ke Bless us, and cause His Face to shine
timis, ishinin! Anti evfrosinis tin behold in Thee? Instead of honour,
Eleise imas. upon us, and be Merciful to us.
liptin! Anti tou epenisthe, ton psogon Thou hast brought me shame!
Amin PEOPLE Amen . mi prosigages! Ouk eti fero lipon, to Instead of gladness, sorrow! Instead
THE PRAYER OF ST BASIL THE GREAT onidos anthropon. Ipo gar Iereon ek of praise, reproof! No longer shall I
tou Nou, os amempton Kyrie Se bear the reproach of men! I received
Despota Kyrie Iisou Hriste, O Theos PRIEST O Master and Lord, Jesus Christ parelavon. Ke ti to oromenon? Thee from the Priests of the Temple
imon, O Makrothimisas epi tis imon our God, Who is Long-suffering as One Blameless before the Lord,
plimmelimasi, ke ahri tis parousis towards our faults and has brought and what is this that I now behold?
oras agagon imas, en i epi tou us even to this present hour, in
Zoopiou xilou kremamenos, to which, hanging upon the Life-giving Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
efgnomoni listi tin is ton Paradison Cross, Thou opened the Way into eonon. ages.
odopiisas Isodon, ke Thanato ton Paradise for the Repentant Thief, Amin Amen.
Thanaton olesas: ilasthiti imin tis and destroyed Death by Death: be
tpinis, ke amartolis ke anaxiis doulis Merciful to us, Thy humble and Tade legi Iosif pros tin Parthenon: Joseph spoke thus to the Virgin: Mary,
Sou. sinful and unworthy servants. Maria, ti to drama touto, O en Si what is this that I behold in Thee? I
tethiame? Aporo ke existame, ke ton fail to understand and am amazed
All iketefomen tin sin anikaston For we have sinned and transgressed, noun kataplitome! Lathra tinin ap and my mind is struck with dismay!
agathotita, imartomen gar ke and we are not worthy to lift up our emou, genou en taxi. Maria ti to Go from my sight, therefore, with all
inomisamen, ke ouk esmen axii are ta eyes to behold the Height of Heaven, drama touto, O en si tethiame? Afti speed. What is this, O Mary, that I
ommata imon ke vlepse is to Ipsos since we have forsaken the Path of timis, ishinin! Anti evfrosinis tin behold in Thee? Instead of honour,
tou Ouranon, dioti katelipomen tin Thy Righteousness and have walked liptin! Anti tou epenisthe, ton psogon Thou hast brought me shame!
odon tis Dikeosinis Sou, ke according to the desires of our own mi prosigages! Ouk eti fero lipon, to Instead of gladness, sorrow! Instead
eporefthimen en tis thelimasi ton hearts. onidos anthropon. Ipo gar Iereon ek of praise, reproof! No longer shall I
kardion imon. tou Nou, os amempton Kyrie Se bear the reproach of men! I received
Fise imon, Kyrie kata to plithos tou But we beseech Thine Infinite parelavon. Ke ti to oromenon? Thee from the Priests of the Temple
Eleous Sou: ke Soson imas dia to Goodness: spare us, O Lord, as One Blameless before the Lord,
Onoma Sou to Agion, oti exelipon en according to the abundance of Thy and what is this that I now behold?
maeotiti e imere imon. Mercy, and Save us for Thy Holy PROKEIMENON OF THE PROPHECY - PSALM 2: 7 8 - TONE 4
Names sake, for our days have been Kyrios ipe pros Me: Iios Mou i Si, Ego READER The Lord said to Me: Thou art
consumed in vanity.
simeron Gegenika Se. My Son; today I have Begotten
Exelou imas tis tou antikimenou hiros, Pluck us from the hand of the Thee.
ke afes imin ta amartimata, ke adversary, forgive us our sins, and STIHOSEtise gar emou, ke doso Si Ethni tin VERSEAsk of Me and I will give Thee the
nekroson to sarkikon imon fronima, destroy our fleshly lusts, that
Klironomian Sou. Gentiles, for Thine Inheritance.
ina ton paleon apothemevi putting off the old man, we may put
anthropon, ton Neon endisometha, ke on the New, and may live for Thee, Profitias Miheou to anagnosma READER The Prophecy of Micah
Si Zisomen to imetero Despoti ke our Master and Protector; and so, Sofia! Proshomen PRIEST Wisdom! Let us attend!
kidemoni, ke outo tis Sis following Thine Ordinances, we may
Akolouthountes prostagmasin, is tin attain to Eternal Rest, in the Place PROPHECY OF MICAH THE PROPHET 5 :1-3
eonton anapafsin katantisomen, where all the Joyful dwell. Tade legi Kyrios: These things the Lord said:
eftha panton esti ton evfrenomenon i
katikia. ...Ke si Vithleem, Ikos tou Efratha, mi ...And Thou, O Bethlehem, House of
oligostos i en hiliasin Iouda. Ek sou Ephrata, although Thou art fewest in
Si gar i i ontos Alithini Evfrosini ke For Thou, O Christ our God, are indeed gar mi exelefsete, tou ine is arhonta number among the thousands of
Agalliasis ton Agaponton Se, Hriste O the True Joy and Gladness of those en to Israel, ke i exodi aftou ap arhis, Judah, yet out of Thee shall come
Theos imon. Ke Si tin Doxan who Love Thee, and unto Thee we ix imeron eonos. forth to Me the One to be Ruler of
anapempomen, sin to anarho Sou ascribe Glory, together with Thy Israel. His goings forth were since
Patri, ke to Panagio, ke Agatho, ke Father Who is without beginning, the beginning, from Eternity
Zoopio Sou Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke is and Thy Most Holy, Good and Life- Dia touto dosi aftous eos kerou Therefore, shall He give them up until
tous eonas ton eonon. giving Spirit, now and ever, and to tiktousis, texete. Ke i epilipi ton the appointed time for Her to give
the Ages of Ages. Adelfon aftou epistrepsiousin epi Birth, and then the Remnant of the
Amin Amen. tous Ious Israel. Brothers will return to the Sons of
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FESTAL KONTAKION - NATIVITY OF CHRIST OUR LORD - TONE 3
Ke strisete, ke opsete, ke pimane to And He shall stand and see, and
Pimnin Aftou en ishi Kyrios, ke en ti shepherd His Flock in the Strength I Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion Today the Virgin comes to the Cave to
Doxi tou Onomatos Kyriou tou Theou of the Lord, and they will dwell in Logon, en Spyleo erhete, apotekein give Birth Ineffably to the Pre-Eternal
aftou iparxousi. Dioti nin the Glory of the Name of the Lord aporritos. Horeve i ikoumeni Word. Hearing this, be of good
Megalinthisonte eos akron tis Gis. their God, for now they will be akoutisthisa. Doxason meta Angelon cheer, O inhabited earth, and with
magnified unto the ends of the ke ton Pimenon, Voulithenta the Angels and the Shepherds,
Earth. epofthine, Pedion Neon, ton Pro Glorify Him Whose Will it is to be
EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE HEBREWS: 1 : 1 12 Eonon Theon. made manifest as a young Child, the
Pre-Eternal God.
Proshomen! PRIEST Let us attend! PRAYERS
Sofia! Wisdom! Kyrie eleison (40) PEOPLE Lord have mercy (40)
Pros Evreous Epistolis Pavlou to READER The Reading from the Epistle of
anagnosma St Paul to the Hebrews O en Panti kero ke pasi ora en Ourano PRIESTO Christ our God, Who at all times
Proshomen! PRIEST Let us attend! ke epi gis Proskinoumenos ke Doxa and in every hour, in Heaven and on
zomenos Hristos O Theos, O earth, art Worshipped and Glorified;
THE CONGREGATION MAY BE SEATED ON THE EDGE OF THE PEWS DURING THE READING OF Makrothimos, O Polyeleos, O Who are Long-suffering, Merciful and
THE EPISTLE Polyevsplahnos; O tous Dikeous Compassionate; Who Lovest the Just
Agapon ke tous amartolous Eleon; O and showest Mercy on the sinner;
pantas kalon pros Sotirian dia tis Who Callest all to Salvation through
Adelphi: Polimeros ke politropos pale O READER Brethren: God Who, at various epangelias ton melonton Agathon: the Promise of Blessings to come: O
Theos, lalisas tis Patrasin en tis times and in various ways spoke in
aftos Kyrie pros dekse ke imon en ti Lord, in this hour, receive our
Profites, ep eshatou imeron touton time past to the Fathers by the
ora tafti tas entefxis ke ithinon tin Supplications, and direct our lives
elalisen imin en Iio, On ethike Prophets, has in these last days
zoin imon pros tas Endolas Sou. according to Thy Commandments.
Klironomon panton, di ou ke tous spoken to us by His Son, Whom He
eonas epiisen; Os on apavgasma tis has appointed Heir of all things; Tas psihas imon Agiason; ta somata Sanctify our souls, Hallow our bodies,
Doxis, ke haratir tis ipostaseos aftou, through Whom also He made the Agnison; tous logismous Diorthoson; Correct our thought, Cleanse our
feron te ta panta to rimati tis worlds; Who being the Brightness of tas enias Katharon; ke Rise imas apo minds, and Deliver us from all
Dinameos Aftou, di eaftou His Glory and the express Image of pasis thlipseos kakon ke odinis. tribulation, evil and distress.
katharismon piisamenos ton His person, and upholding all Things Tihison imas Agiis Sou Angelis, ina, ti Encompass us with Thy Holy Angels,
amartion imon, ekathisen en dexia by the Word of His Power, when He
paremvoli afton frurumeni ke O di that Guided and Guarded by them,
tis megalosinis en ipsilis, tosouto had by Himself purged our sins, sat
goumeni katantisomen is tin enotita we may attain to the Unity of the
kritton genomenos ton Angelon, oso down at the right Hand of the Majesty
tis Pisteos ke is tin epignosin tis Faith and to the Knowledge of Thine
diaforoteron par aftous on High, having become so much
aprosito Sou Doxis, oti Evlogitos i is Unapproachable Glory, for Thou art
keklironomiken Onoma. better than the Angels, as He has by
tous eonas ton eonon. Blessed to the Ages of Ages.
Inheritance obtained a more excellent
Name than they. Amin. PEOPLE Amen.

Tini gar ipe pote ton Angelon. Iios For to which of the Angels did He ever Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
Mou is Si, Ego simeron Gegennika say: Thou art My Son; today I have Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Se? Begotten Thee.?
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Ke palin: Ego esome Afto is Patera, And again: I will be to Him a Father, eonon. ever, and to the Ages of ages.
ke Aftos este Mi is Iion? and He shall be to Me a Son. Amin Amen.
Otan de palin isagagi ton Prototokon is But when He again brings the Firstborn THEOTOKION
tin ikoumenin, legi: Ke into the world, He says: Let all the
Proskinisatosan Afto pantes Angeli Angels of God worship Him! Tin Timoteran ton Herouvim, ke O Thou who art more Honourable
Theou! Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, than the Cherubim, and beyond
tin adiafthoros Theon Logon compare more Glorious than the
Ke pros men tou Angelous legi: O pion And of the Angels He says: Who tekousan tin ontos Theotokon, Se Seraphim, who without corruption
tou Angelous Aftou pnevmata, ke makes His Angels spirits and His Megalinomen bore the Word of God, truly Thou art
tous Litourgous Aftou Piros Floga? Ministers a Flame of Fire? the Theotokos, and we Magnify Thee.
Pros de ton Iion: O Thronos Sou, O But to the Son He says: Thy Throne, O BLESSINGS
Theos, is ton eona tou eonos; God, is forever and ever; a Sceptre En onomati Kyriou, Evlogison Pater PEOPLE In the Name of the Lord, Bless,
Ravdos evthititos, i Ravdos tis of Righteousness is the Sceptre of
. Father
Vasilias Sou. Thy Kingdom.

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Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to Igapisas Dikeosinin, ke emisisas Thou hast Loved Righteousness and
Thee! anomian; Dia touto ehrise Se, O hated lawlessness; therefore God,
Theos, O Theos Sou, Eleon Thy God, has Anointed Thee with
MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW DOWN BEFORE GOD
Agaliaseos para tous metohous the Oil of Gladness more than Thy
Sou. Companions.
THE FOLLOWING IS READ :
Ke: Si kat arhas, Kyrie, tin gin And: Thou, O Lord, in the beginning
Mi di paradois imas is telos, dia to Forsake us not utterly, for Thy Holy ethemeliosas, ke Erga ton Hiron laid the foundation of the earth, and
Onoma Sou to Agion. Ke mi Names sake, and destroy not Thy Sou isin i Ourani. the Heavens are the Work of Thy
diaskedasis tin Diathikin Sou. Ke mi Covenant. Take not Thy Mercies Hands.
apostisis to Eleos Sou af imon, dia from us, for the sake of Abraham
Avraam ton igapimenon ipo Sou, ke Beloved of Thee, and for the sake of Afti apolounte, Si de dimenis; ke They will perish but Thou remain;
dia Isaak ton doulon Sou ke Israel ton Isaac Thy Servant, and of Israel Thy pantes os imation paleothisonte, ke and they will all grow old like a
Agion Sou. Holy One. osi perivoleon elixis aftous, ke garment; like a cloak Thou will fold
TRISAGION PRAYERS
allagisonte; Si de O aftos is, ke ta them up, and they will be changed,
Eti Sou ouk eklipsousin. but Thou art the same, and Thy
Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy years will not fail.
Athanatos, eleison imas Immortal; have Mercy on us [3] Irini si to anagnonti... PRIEST Peace be to you, the Reader...
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to all the people.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, Now and Allelouia! [3] CHOIR Alleluia! [3]
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of Ages.
HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING ST MATTHEW 1:18-25
Amin Amen. TO
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
Panagia Trias eleison imas. Kyrie, All Holy Trinity have Mercy on us.
elas thiti tes amarties imon. Lord, Cleanse us from our sins.
Despota, singhorison tas anomias Master, Pardon our iniquities. Holy
Sofia!Orthi akousomen tou Agiou PRIEST Wisdom! Arise! Let us listen to
imin. Agie Ipiskepse, ke iase tas God, Visit and Heal our infirmities Evangeliou... the Holy Gospel.
asthenias imon, eneken tou for Thy Names sake. Irini pasi! Peace be to all!
Onomatos Sou.
Ke meta tou pnevmatos sou PEOPLE And to thy spirit
Kyrie eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3] Ek tou kata Mattheou Agiou Evangeliou PRIEST The Lesson from the Holy Gospel
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, to anagnosma according to St Matthew
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.
and to the Holy Spirit, now and Proshomen! Let us attend!
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
Amin Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory
Amen. to Thee!
OUR LORDS PRAYER
MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW DOWN BEFORE GOD
Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito Our Father, Who art in Heaven,
to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Tou de Iisou Hristou i Gennisis outos in: PRIEST Now the Birth of Jesus Christ
genithito to Thelima Sou, os en Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Mnistevthisis gar tis Mitros Aftou was as follows: After His Mother,
Ourano ke epi tis gis. Ton Arton earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this Marias to Iosif, prin i sinelthin aftous Mary, was Betrothed to Joseph,
imon ton epiousion dos imin simeron. day our Daily Bread and Forgive us evrethi en Gastri ehousa ek before they came together, she was
Ke afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke our trespasses as we forgive those Pnevmatos Agiou. found with Child of the Holy Spirit.
imis afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi who trespass against us. And lead
isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla rise us not into temptation, but deliver
Iosif de O Anir Aftis, Dikeos on ke mi Joseph, Her Husband, being a Righteous
imas apo tou ponirou. us from the evil one. thelon Aftin paradigmatise, evoulithi man, and not wanting to make Her a
lathra apolise Aftin. public example, was minded to put
Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke i PRIESTFor Thine is the Kingdom, and the Her away secretly.
Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power, and the Glory, of the But
Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son, and of the
Tafta de aftou enthimithentos, idou! while he thought about these
Angelos Kyriou kath onar efani afto things, behold! an Angel of the Lord
eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the appeared to him in a dream, saying:
legon: Iosif, Iios David, mi fovithis
Ages of ages. Joseph, son of David, do not fear to
paralavin Mariam tin gineka sou. To
Amin. PEOPLE Amen. gar en afti Gennithen ek Pnevmatos take unto Thee Mary, Thy Wife, for
estin Agiou. That which is Conceived in Her, is of
the Holy Spirit.

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HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW 2: 13 - 2
Texete de Ion, ke kaleseis to Onoma She shall bring forth a Son and Thou
Aftou Iisoun. Aftos gar Sose ton shalt name Him Jesus. For He will Anahorisanton de afton idou! Angelos PRIEST When they had departed, behold!
Laon Aftou apo ton amartion afton. Save His People from their sins. Kyriou fenete kat onar to Iosif legon: an Angel of the Lord appeared to
Egerthis paralave to Pedion ke ti Joseph in a dream, saying: Arise,
Touto de olon gegonen ina plirothi to Now all this was done that it might be Mitera Aftou ke fevge is Egypton, ke take the young Child and His Mother,
rithen ipo tou Kyriou dia tou Profitou fulfilled, which was spoken by the
isthi eki eos an epo si; melli gar flee to Egypt and stay there until I
legontos: Idou! i Parthenos en Lord through the Prophet, saying:
Ierodis zitin to Pedion tou apolese bring Thee word; for Herod will seek
Gastri exi ke texete Ion, ke Behold! the Virgin shall be with
Afto. the Child to destroy Him.
kalesousi to Onoma Aftou Child, and bear a Son, and they
Emmanouil, O esti shall call His Name Emmanuel, O de agerthis parelave to Pedion ke tin When he arose, he took the Child and
methrminevomenon: Meth imon O which is translated as: God with Mitera Aftou niktos ke anehorisen is His Mother by night and departed
Theos. us. Egypton, ke ni eki eos tis teleftis for Egypt, and was there until the
Ierodou, ina plirothi to rithen ipo tou death of Herod, that it might be
Diegerthis de O Iosif apo tou ipnou Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, Kyriou dia tou Profitou legontos: Ex fulfilled which was spoken by the
epiisen os prosetazen afto O Angelos did as the Angel of the Lord had
Egyptou ekalesa ton Ion Mou. Lord through the Prophets: Out of
Kyriou ke parelave tin gineka aftou. commanded him, and took to him his
Egypt I called My Son.
wife.
Ke ouk eginosken aftin eos ou eteke ton And he knew her not until she brought Tote Ierodis - idon oti enepehthi ipo ton Then Herod - when he saw that he was
Magon ethimothi lian; ke apostilas deceived by the Magi - was
ion aftis ton Prototokon, ke ekalese to forth her First-born Son and he
anile pantos tous pedas tous en exceedingly angry; and he sent forth
Onoma Aftou Iisoun. called His Name Jesus.
Vithleem ke en pasi tis oriis aftis apo and put to death all the male
THE PRIEST RAISES THE HOLY GOSPEL AND MAKES THE SIGN OF THE CROSS WITH IT, SIGNIFYING THAT THE WORDS OF THE HOLY GOSPEL
dietous ke katotero, kata ton hronon children who were in Bethlehem and
ARE INDEED THE WORDS OF HIM WHO DIED UPON THE CROSS AND THE DIVINE POWER OF WHICH CONVERTED THE WORLD TO on ikrivose para ton Magon. in all its districts, from two years old
CHRISTIAN FAITH. and under, according to the time,
WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD BY MAKING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND BOWING DOWN TO GOD which he had determined from the
Magi.
Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory Tote eplirothi to rithen ipo Ieremiou tou Then was fulfilled what was spoken by
to Thee! Profitou legontos: Foni en Rama Jeremiah the Prophet: A voice was
Ta diavimata mou katefthinon kata to Direct my steps according to Thy Words ikousthi, thrinos ke klavthmos ke heard in Ramah, lamentation,
odirmos polis - Rahil kleousa ta tekna weeping and great mourning -
Logion Sou ke mi katakiriefsato mou and let not any iniquity have
aftis, ke ouk ithele paraklithine, oti Rachel weeping for her children,
pasa anomia. dominion over me.
ouk isin. refusing to be comforted, because
Litrose me apo sikofantias anthropon Deliver me from the oppression of man: they are no more.
ke filaxo tas Endolas Sou. so will I keep Thy Commandments. Teleftisantos de tou Ierodou idou! When Herod was dead, behold! an
To Prosopon Sou epifanon epi ton Make Thy Face to shine upon Thy Angelos Kyriou kat onar fenete to Angel of the Lord appeared in a
doulon Sou ke didaxon me ta servant; and teach me Thy Statutes. Iosif en Egypto legon: Egerthis dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying:
Dikeomata Sou. paralave to Pedion ke tin Mitera Arise, take the Child and His Mother,
Plirothito to stoma mou Eneseos Sou Let my mouth be filled with Thy Praise, Aftou ke porevou is gin Israel. and go to the land of Israel. Those
Tethnikasi gar i zitountes tin psihin who sought the Childs Life are
Kyrie, opos imniso tin Doxan Sou olin O Lord, that I may sing Thy Glory
tou Pediou. dead.
tin imeran tin megaloprepian Sou. and Majesty all the day long.
TRISAGION PRAYERS O de egerthis parelave to Pedion ke tin He arose, took the Child and His
Mitera Aftou ke ilthen is gin Israel. Mother, and went into the land of
Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Israel.
Athanatos, Eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have mercy upon us. [3]
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Akousas de oti Arhelaos Vasilevi epi tis Hearing that Archelaus was reigning
Ioudeas anti tou patros Aftou, over Judea instead of his father,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Ierodou, efvithi eki apelthin. Herod, he was afraid to go there.
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
Amin Amen Hrimatisthis de kat onar anehorisen is Being warned by God in a dream, he
ta mesi tis Galileas. turned aside into the region of
Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie, All Holy Trinity have mercy on us. Galilee.
elasthiti tes amarties imon. Despota, Lord: cleanse us from our sins. Ke elthon katokisen is polin legomenin And he went and dwelt in a city called
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie Master: pardon our iniquities. Holy Nazaret, opos plirothi to rithen dia Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon, God: visit and heal our infirmities for ton Profiton: Oti Nazoreos which was spoken by the Prophets:
eneken tou Onomatos Sou. Thy Names sake. klithisete. He shall be called a Nazarene.
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
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EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE HEBREWS 2 : 11 18
THE CONGREGATION MAY BE SEATED ON THE EDGE OF THE PEW
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Pros Evreous Epistolis Pavlou... READEr The Reading from the Epistle of eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
St Paul to the Hebrews
Amin Amen
Sofia! Proshomen! PRIEST Wisdom! Let us attend!
OUR LORDS PRAYER

Adelphi: O Agiazon ke i Agiazomeni ex READER Brethren: both He Who Sanctifies Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito Our Father Who art in Heaven:
enos pantes. Di in etian ouk and they who are Sanctified are all to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
epeskinete Adelfous' aftous kalin, one, and therefore He is not ashamed genithito to Thelima Sou, os en Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on
legon: Apangelo to Onoma Sou tis to call them Brethren, saying: I will Ourano ke epi tis Gis. Ton Arton Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this
Adelfis Mou, en meso Ekklisias declare Thy Name to My Brethren; imon ton Epiousion dos imin simeron. day our Daily Bread, and forgive us
imniso Se. in the midst of the Church will I Ke afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke our trespasses as we forgive those
praise Thee. imis afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi who trespass against us. And lead
isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla Rise us not into temptation, but Deliver
Ke palin: Ego esome pepithos ep And again: I will put my trust in Him. imas apo tou ponirou. us from the evil one.
afto.
Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, the
Ke palin: Idou Ego ke ta Pedia, a And again: Behold: Me and My i Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory, of the
Mi edoken O Theos. Children, whom God has given Me. Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the
Epi oun ta pedia kekinonike Sarkos ke Inasmuch then as the Children have eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Ematos, ke Aftos paraplisios meteshe partaken of Flesh and Blood, He Ages of Ages.
ton Afton, ina dia tou Thanatou Himself likewise shared in the same, Amin PEOPLE Amen
katargisi ton to kratos ehonta tou that through Death He might destroy FESTAL KONTAKION - THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 3
Thanatou - toutesti ton diavolon - ke him who had the power of Death
apallaxi toutous, osi fovo that is, the devil - and release those I Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion Today the Virgin comes to the Cave to
Thanatou, dia pantos tou Zin, enohi who through fear of Death were all Logon, en Spyleo erhete, apotekin give Birth Ineffably to the Pre-Eternal
isan doulias. their lifetime subject to bondage. aporritos. Horeve i ikoumeni Word. Hearing this, be of good
Ou gar dipou Angelon epilamvantete, For indeed, He does not give Aid to akoutisthisa, Doxason meta Angelon cheer, O inhabited Earth, and with
ke ton Pimenon, voulithenta the Angels and the Shepherds,
alla Spermatos Abraam Angels, but He does give Aid to the
epofthine, Pedion Neon, ton Pro Glorify Him Whose Will it is to be
epilamvanete. Seed of Abraham.
Eonon Theon. made manifest as a young Child - the
Othen ofile kata panta Tis Adelfis Therefore, in all things He had to be Pre-Eternal God.
omiothine, ina Eleimon genite, ke made like His Brethren, that He might TRISAGION PRAYERS
Pistos Arhirefs ta pros ton Theon, is be a Merciful and Faithful High Priest
to ilaskesthe tas amartias tou laou. in Things pertaining to God, to make
Kyrie eleison (40) Lord, have Mercy (40)
propitiation for the sins of the O en panti kero ke pasi ora en Ourano O Christ our God, Who at all times and
people. ke epi gis proskinoumenos ke doxa in every hour, in Heaven and on
En O gar peponthen Aftos pirasthis, For in that He Himself has suffered, zomenos Hristos O Theos; O Earth, art worshipped and glorified;
Dinate tis pirzomenis voithise. being tempted, He is able to aid those Makrothimos, O Polyeleos, O Who art Long-suffering, Merciful and
who are tempted. Polyevsplahnos; O tous Dikeous Compassionate; Who Lovest the Just
Agapon ke tous Amartolous Eleon; O and showest Mercy upon the sinner;
Irini si to anagnonti PRIESTPeace be to thee, the Reader pantas Kalon pros Sotirian dia tis Who Callest all to Salvation through
Alleluia! [3] PEOPLE Alleluia! [3]
epangelias ton melonton Agathon. the Promise of Blessings to come: O
Aftos Kyrie pros dekse ke imon en ti Lord, in this Hour: receive our
THE HOLY GOSPEL
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
ora tafti tas entefxis ke ithinon tin Supplications and direct our lives
zoin imon pros tas Endolas Sou: according to Thy Commandments.
Sofia! Orthi! Akousomen tou Agiou PRIEST Wisdom! Arise! Let us listen to
Tas psihas imon Agiason; a somata Sanctify our souls; Hallow our bodies;
Evangeliou the Holy Gospel
Agnison; tous logismous diorthoson; Correct our thoughts; Cleanse our
Irini pasi! Peace be with you all. tas enias Katharon; ke rise imas apo minds; Deliver us from all
Ke pnevmati sou PEOPLE And with thy spirit pasis thlipseos kakon ke odinis. tribulation, evil and distress.
En tou kata Mattheou to anagnosma PRIEST The Lesson from the Holy Gospel Tihison imas Agiis Sou Angelis, ina, ti Encompass us with Thy Holy Angels so
according to St Matthew paremvoli afton frurumeni ke O di that Guided and Guarded by them,
goumeni katantisomen is tin Enotita we may attain to the Unity of the
Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to tis Pisteos ke is tin epignosin tis Faith and to the Knowledge of Thine
Thee!

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aprosito Sou Doxis, oti Evlogitos i is Unapproachable Glory, for Thou art IDIOMELONS - NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
tous Eonas ton eonon. Blessed unto the Ages of Ages.
THE FOLLOWING IS CHANTED BY THE READER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SOLEAS, REPEATING THE
Amin. Amen FIRST AND LAST SENTENCES THRICE. THE CHOIR THEN SINGS IT TWICE

Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord, have Mercy (3) Simeron, Gennate ek Parthenou, O draki Today, Born of the Virgin, is He Who
tin pasan ehon tisi. [3] holds all Creation in the hollow of
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, His Hand! [3]
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. ever and to the Ages of Ages. Raki kathaper Vrotos sparganoute, O ti Wrapped in swaddling clothes as an
Ousia anafis. Infant is He Whom in Essence none
Amin. Amen can touch.
THEOTOKION
Theos en fatni anaklinete, O stereosas God lies in a manger, Who founded the
Tin Timoteran ton Herouvim, ke O Thou who art more Honourable tous Ouranous pale ke arhas. Heavens in the beginning.
Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, than the Cherubim, and more Ek mazon gala trefete, O en ti erimo Fed on milk from His Mothers Breast,
tin adiafthoros Theon Logon Glorious beyond compare than the Manna omvrisas to lao. is He Who rained Manna down in the
tekousan tin ontos Theotokon, Se Seraphim, who without corruption wilderness on the people.
Megalinomen bore the Word of God: truly Thou art
the Theotokos, and Thee we Magnify. Magous proskalete, O Nimfios tis He Who Called the Magi is the
BLESSINGS Ekklisias. Bridegroom of the Church.
En Onomati Kyriou Evlogison Pater. PEOPLE In the Name of the Lord, Bless, Dora touton eri, O Ios tis Parthenou Their gifts are accepted by the Son of
Father. . the Virgin.

O Theos iktirise imas ke Evlogise imas O God be Merciful to us and Bless


PRIEST
Proskinoumen Sou tin Gennan Hriste. We worship Thy Nativity, O Christ. [3]
epifane to Prosopo Aftou ke Eleise us, and cause His Face to shine upon Dixon imin ke ta Thia Sou Theofania Show us also Thy Divine Theophany.
imas. us, and be Merciful to us. PROKEIMENON OF THE PROPHECY TONE 4
Amin PEOPLE Amen Mitir Zion eri Anthropos, ke Zion is Our Mother, a Man shall say:
Hriste, to Fos to Alithinon, to Fotizon PRIEST O Christ,the True Light Who Anthropos, egennithi en Afti. and such a Man was born in Her.
ke Agiazon Panta anthropon Enlightens and Sanctifies all who STIHOS I Themelii Aftou en tis Oresi tis VERSE His Foundations are in the Holy
erhomenon is ton kosmon, simeothito come into the world: let the Light of Agiis Mountains
ef imas to Fos tou Prosopou Sou, ina Thy Countenance be marked upon THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH 9: 6-7
en afto opsiometha Fos to aprositon. us so that in It we may see the
Ke katefthinon ta diavimata imon Unapproachable Light. And direct Sofia! Proshomen! PRIEST Wisdom! Let us attend!
pros ergasian ton Entolon Sou. our steps in Thy Commandments, at
Presvies tis Panahrantou Sou Mitros, the Prayers of Thine Undefiled
ke Panton Sou ton Agion. Mother and of all Thy Saints.
Pedion Egennithi imin, Ios, ke edothi READER For a Child is Born to us, and a
imin, ou i arhi egennithi epi tou Son is granted to us, and the
Amin. PEOPLE Amen Omou Aftou. Sovereignty is upon His Shoulders.

Third Hour Ke kalite to Onoma Aftou Megalis,


Voulis, Angelos, Thavmastos
And His Name shall be called
Messenger of Great Counsel,
Simvoulos, Theos Ishiros exousiastis, Wonderful Cousellor, Mighty God,
TRISAGION PRAYERS arhon Irinis Patir tou mellontos Potentate, Prince of Peace, Father of
Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy eonos. the Age to Come.
Athanatos, Eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have mercy upon us. [3] Axo gar Irini epi tous arhontas. Irinin ke I will bring Peace upon the Princes
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Igian Afto. Peace and Health unto Him.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Megali i arhi Aftou, ke tis Irinis Aftou His Empire shall be great, and there
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. ouk Estin orton. Epi ton Thronon shall be no end of His Peace - upon
Amin Amen David, ke epi tin Vasilian Aftou, the Throne of David, and upon His
katorthose aftin, ke antilavesthe aftis Kingdom, to establish it and support
Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie, All Holy Trinity have mercy on us. en Krimati ke Dikeosini, apo tou nin it with Judgement and with
elasthiti tes amarties imon. Despota, Lord: cleanse us from our sins. ke is ton eona. O Zilos Kyriou Righteousness, from henceforth and
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie Master: pardon our iniquities. Holy Savaoth piisi tafta forever - the Zeal of the Lord of
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon, God: visit and heal our infirmities for Sabaoth will perform this.
eneken tou Onomatos Sou. Thy Names sake.
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.
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to dinon! Dio evsevos Pisti dry and sources of milk were Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
sinelthontes, proskinisomen tou stopped. Great was this calamity! eonon. and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Hristou tin Gennisin. [2] Therefore let us, the Faithful, Amin ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
gathered in Godliness, worship the
Nativity of Christ. [2] Amen
FESTAL IDIOMELONS - NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 2 OUR LORDS PRAYER

STIHOS O Theos apo Theman ixi ke O VERSEGod shall come from Teman, and Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito Our Father Who art in Heaven:
Agios ex orous kata skiou daseos. the Holy One from the Mountain to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
overshadowed by the Forest. genithito to Thelima Sou, os en Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on
Ourano ke epi tis Gis. Ton Arton Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this
Ote Iosif, Parthene, lipi etitrosketo, pros When Joseph, O Virgin, wounded by imon ton Epiousion dos imin simeron. day our Daily Bread, and forgive us
Vithleem aperon, evoas pros afton: sorrow, went up to Bethlehem, Thou Ke afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke our trespasses as we forgive those
Ti oron me engion, stignazis ke cried to him: Why art Thou imis afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi who trespass against us. And lead
tarattese, agnoon olos, to en emi downcast and troubled, seeing me isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla Rise us not into temptation, but Deliver
Frikton Mystirion? Lipon apothou great with Child? Why art Thou imas apo tou ponirou. us from the evil one.
fovon apanta, to Paradoxon Ennoon. wholly ignorant of the Fearful
Theos katisi gar epi gis di Eleon, en ti Mystery that comes to pass in me?
Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, the
emi Mitra nin, ke Sarka proselaveto. Henceforth, cast every fear aside and i Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory, of the
Onper tiktomenon, opsi os idokise, ke understand this Strange Marvel: for Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the
tis Haras Plisthis, proskinisis os in my Womb God now descends upon eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Ktistin sou. On Angeli imnousin Earth for Mercys sake, and He has Ages of Ages.
apafstos, ke Doxazousi, sin Patri ke taken on Flesh. Thou shalt see Him Amin PEOPLE Amen
Agio Pnevmati. according to His Good Pleasure, when THE PROSTRATIONS
He is Born; and filled with Joy Thou
MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW DOWN TO GOD
shalt worship Him as Thy Creator.
Him the Angels praise without Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down
ceasing in song, and Glorify with the to Vasili imon Theo. to our King and God.
Father and the Holy Spirit.
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down
STIHOS Kyrie isakikoa tin akoin Sou! VERSEO Lord, I heard Thy Report and Hristo to Vasili imon Theo. to Christ, our King and God.
was afraid!
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down
Ote Iosif, Parthene, lipi etitrosketo, pros When Joseph, O Virgin, wounded by Afto, Hristo to Vasili ke Theo imon before Christ Himself, our King and
Vithleem aperon, evoas pros afton: sorrow, went up to Bethlehem, Thou our God.
Ti oron me engion, stignazis ke cried to him: Why art Thou PSALM 66/67
tarattese, agnoon olos, to en emi downcast and troubled, seeing me SALVATION FOR THE GENTILES
Frikton Mystirion? Lipon apothou great with Child? Why art Thou
fovon apanta, to paradoxon ennoon. wholly ignorant of the Fearful
O Theos iktirise imas, ke Evlogise imas. May God be Gracious to us and Bless
Theos katisi gar epi gis di Eleon, en ti Mystery that comes to pass in me? us.
emi Mitra nin, ke Sarka proselaveto. Henceforth, cast every fear aside and Epifane to Prosopon Aftou ef imas - tou May He cause His Face to shine upon us
Onper tiktomenon, opsi os idokise, ke understand this Strange Marvel: for gnone en ti Gi tin Odon Sou - en - that we may know His Way on the
tis Haras Plisthis, proskinisis os in my Womb God now descends upon pasin ethnesin to Sotirion Sou. earth may Thy Salvation be among
Ktistin sou. On Angeli imnousin Earth for Mercys sake, and He has all the Gentiles.
apafstos, ke Doxazousi, sin Patri ke taken on Flesh. Thou shalt see Him
Agio Pnevmati. according to His Good Pleasure, when
Exomologisasthosan Si Lai, O Theos, Let Thy People Confess Thee, O God.
He is Born; and filled with Joy Thou exomologisasthosan Si Lai pantes. All the people shalt Confess Thee.
shalt worship Him as Thy Creator. Evfranthitosan ke agalliasthosan Ethni, Let the Gentiles be glad and greatly
Him the Angels praise without oti Krinis laous en evthititi, ke Ethni rejoice, for Thou shalt Judge the
ceasing in song, and Glorify with the en ti gi Odigisis. people in Righteousness, and Guide
Father and the Holy Spirit. the Gentiles on the Earth.
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Exomologisasthosan Si Lai, O Theos, Let Thy People Confess Thee, O God -
ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and for exomologisasthosan Si Lai pantes. all Thy People shalt Confess Thee.
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of ages.
Gi edoke ton karpon aftis - Evlogise imas The Earth yielded her fruit - Bless us, O
Amin. Amen. O Theos, O Theos imon. God, our God.
Evlogise imas O Theos, ke fovithitosan Bless us, O God, and let all the ends of

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afton panta ta perata tis gis. the Earth fear Him. Epivlepson ep eme ke Eleison me. Look upon me and have Mercyon me.
PSALM 86/87 Dos to Kratos Sou to Pedi Sou, ke Soson Grant Thy Strength to Thy Child, and
THE CITY OF GOD - THE REGISTRY BY GOD OF HIS PEOPLE IN HEAVEN ton Iion tis Pediskis Sou. Save the Son of Thy Child.
I Themelii Aftou en tis Oresin tis Agiis. His Foundations are in the Holy Piison met emou Simeon is Agathon, ke Work a Sign in my midst for Good, and
Mountains. idetosan i misountes me, ke let those who hate me see it and be
Agapa Kyrios tas Pilas Sion, iper panta The Lord Loves the Gates of Zion more eskinthitosan, oti Si Kyrie evoithisas disgraced, for Thou, O Lord, helped
ta skinomata Iakov. than all the dwellings of Jacob. mi, ke parekalesas me. me, and comforted me.

Dedoxasmena elalithi peri Sou, I Polis Glorious things were said concerning
tou Theou. Thee, O City of God. Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Mnisthisome Raav ke Vavilonos tis Remember Rahab and Babylon those eonon. ever, and to the Ages of ages.
ginoskousin me - ke idou! Allofili, ke who know Me - and behold!
Tyros, ke laos ton Ethiopon. Outi Foreigners, and those of Tyre and Amin Amen
egennithisan eki. the people of Ethiopia - those were Alleluia [3] Alleluia (3)
born there.
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Mitir Sion, eri Anthropos. Mother Zion, a Man will say. and to the Holy Spirit
And a Man was born in Her, and the FESTAL APOLYTIKION - FOREFEAST OF THE NATIVITY - TONE 4
Ke Anthropos egennithi en Afti, ke aftos Most High founded it. Etimazou Vithleem, inikte pasin i Edem. Prepare, O Bethlehem, Eden is opened
ethemeliosen aftin O Ipsistos. The Lord shall describe it in a written Evtrepizou Efratha, oti to Zilon tis to all! Be ready, O Ephrata, for the
Kyrios diigisete en grafi laon, ke account of the people and of the Zois, en to Spyleo exinthisen ek tis Tree of Life in the Grotto has
arhonton touton - ton gegennimenon rulers - of those who were born in Parthenou. Paradisos ke gar, i ekinis Blossomed from the Virgin! As
en Afti. Her. gastir, edixthi noitos, en O to Thion Paradise Her Womb is Spiritually
Fiton, ex ou fagontes zisomen, ouhi Revealed in which is found the God-
Os evfrenomenon panton i katikia en Si. How glad are all who have their
de os O Adadm tethnixometha, planted Tree, from which if we eat,
dwelling in Thee.
Hristos Gennate, tin prin pesousan, we shall Live and shall not die, as did
PSALM 50/51 anastison ikona. Adam of old. Christ is Born, so that
THE PSALM OF REPENTANCE
He might Raise up the formerly
Eleison me, O Theos kata to Mega Eleos Have Mercy on me, O God, according to fallen Image.
Sou, ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon Thy Great Mercy, and according to Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Sou exalipson to anomima mou. the multitude of Thy Tender Mercies
eonon. Ages.
blot out my iniquity.
Epi plion plinon me apo tis anomias Wash me yet more from my iniquity,
Amin Amen
THEOTOKION
mou, ke apo tis amartias mou and from my sin Cleanse me. For I
Katharison me. Oti tin anomie mou know my iniquity, and my sin is O di imas Gennithis ek Parthenou, ke Born of a Virgin and having endured
ego ginosko, ke i amartia mou always before me. Stavrosin ipomenas Agathe, O Crucifixion for our sake, O Good
enopion mou esti diapantos. Thanato ton Thanaton skilefsas, ke One, Thou despoiled Death through
Si mono imarton, ke to poniron enopion To Thee only have I sinned, and have egersin dixas os Theos, mi paridis Death, and, as God, revealed
Sou epiisa. Opos an dikeothis en tis done evil before Thee: that Thou ous eplasas ti Heri Sou. Dixon tin Resurrection. Despise not those
logis Sou, ke nikisis en to krinesthe may be Justified in Thy Words, and Filanthropian Sou Eleimon. Dexe tin whom Thou has created with Thine
Se. Victorious when Thou art judged. tekousan Se Theotokon, own Hand. Show Thy Love for
Presvevousan iper imon, ke Soson, mankind, O Merciful One. Accept
Idou! gar en anomies sovelifthin, ke en Behold! For I was conceived in Sotir, imon, laon apegnosmenon. the Intercessions the Theotokos, for
amarties ekissise me i mitir mou. iniquities; and in sins did my mother us, and Save, O our Saviour, Thy
conceive me. despairing people.
Idou gar Alithian Igapisas - ta adila ke Behold! For Thou has Loved Truth - the FESTAL IDIOMELONS - NATIVITY OF CHRIST-TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE
ta krifia tis Sofias Sou edilosas mi. uncertain and hidden things of Thy
Wisdom Thou has revealed to me.
Exeplitteto O Ierodis, oron ton Magon Herod was struck with amazement on
tin. Efsevian. Ke to Thimo beholding the Piety of the Magi. And
Pantiis me issopo, ke katharisthisome. Sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be nikomenos, tou etous ikrivologi to overcome with wrath, he inquired
Plinies me, ke iper hiona Cleansed. Wash me, and I shall be diastima. Miteres iteknounto, ke i closely when the Child was born.
levkanthisome. made whiter than snow. aoros ilikia ton vrefon, pikros Mothers were bereft of their infants,
katetherizeto mazi ehirenonto, ke and by an untimely death their babes
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practise it. Akoutiis mi agalliasin ke evfrosinin, To my hearing Thou shalt give Joy and
I enesis Aftou meni is ton Eona tou His praise continues to the Ages of agaliasonte ostea tetapinomena. Gladness: and the bones that have
eonos. ages. been humbled shall rejoice.
PSALM 85/86
A PRAYER FOR MERCY & A PROPHECY OF THE INCARNATION OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD
Apostrepson to Prosopon Sou apo tin Turn away Thy Sight from my sins, and
amartion mou, ke pasas tas anomias blot out all my iniquities.
Klinon Kyrie to ous Sou, ke epakouson Incline Thine Ear, O Lord, and hear me, mou exalipson.
mou, oti ptohos ke pevis imi ego. for I am poor and needy. Kardian katharan ktison en emi, O Create a clean heart in me, O God:
and
Filazon tin psihin mou, oti Osios imi. Guard my soul, for I am Holy. Save Thy Theos, ke pnevma evthes egkenison Renew a right spirit within my
Soson ton doulon Sou O Theos mou servant, O my God, who hopes in en tis egkatis mou. bowels.
ton Elpizonta epi de. Thee. Mi aporripsis me apo tou Prosopou Sou, Cast me not away from Thy Sight; and
Eleison me Kyrie, oti pros Se kekraxome Have Mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry to ke to Pnevma Sou to Agion mi take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
olin tin imeran. Thee all day long. antanelis ap emou.
Evfranon tin psihin tou doulou Sou, oti Gladden the soul of Thy servant, for to Apodos mi tin agalliasin tou Sotiriou Restore to me the Joy of Thy Salvation,
pros Se ira tin psihin mou. Thee I lift up my soul. Sou, ke Pnevmati Igemoniko Stirixon and with a Perfect Spirit Strengthen
me. me.
Oti Si, Kyrie, Hristos ke Epiikis, ke For Thou, O Lord, Christ, art Kind and
Polyeleos pasi tis epikaloumenis Se. Reasonable, and Most Merciful to all Didazo anomous tas odous Sou, ke Teach the unjust Thy Ways: and the
who call upon Thee. asevis api Se apistrepsousi. wicked shall be converted to Thee.
Enotise, Kyrie, tin Prosefhin mou, ke Hear, O Lord, my Petitions, and heed Rise me ex ematon, O Theos, O Theos tis Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O
proshes ti foni tis Diseos mou. the sound of my Prayers. Sotirias mou: agalliasete i glossou God, Thou God of my Salvation: my
mou tin Dikeosinin Sou. tongue shall greatly rejoice in Thy
En imera thlipseos mou ekekraxa pros In the day of my affliction, I cried to Righteousness.
Se, oti epikousas mou. Thee, for Thou heard me.
Kyrie, ta hili mou anixis, ke to stoma O Lord, my lips Thou will open: and
Ouk estin omios Si en theis Kyrie! Ke ouk There is none like Thee among the mou aanangeli tin Enesin Sou. my mouth shall declare Thy Praise.
esti kata ta Erga Sou! godless, O Lord! And there are no
works like Thy Works! Oti i ithelisas thisian, edoxa an: For if Thou had desired sacrifice, I
Olokaftomata ouk evdoxisis. would indeed have given it: whole
Panta ta Ethni, osa epiisas, ixousi, ke All the Gentiles Thou made shall come burnt offerings shall not please
proskinisousin enopion Sou Kyrie, ke and worship before Thee, O Lord, Thee.
Doxasousi to Onoma Sou. and they shall Glorify Thy Name.
Thisia to Theo, pnevma sintetrimmenon: A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit:
Oti Megas is Si, ke pion Thavmasia, Si i For Thou art Great, and do Wonders - kardian sintetrimmenin ke a heart contrite and humbled, O God
Theos monos. only Thou art God. tetapinomenin O Theos ouk Thou will not despise.
Odigison me Kyrie en ti Odo Sou, ke Guide me in Thy Way, O Lord, and I will exoudenosi.
porefsome en ti Alithia Sou. walk in Thy Truth. Agathinon, Kyrie, en ti evdokia Sou tin Do good, O Lord, in Thy Good Will with
Evfranthito i kardia mou, tou fovisthe to Gladden my heart so as to fear Thy Sion, ke ikodomithito ta tihi Zion; and let the walls of Jerusalem
Onoma Sou. Name. Ierousalim. be built.
Exomologisome Si, Kyrie O Theos mou, I will Confess Thee, O Lord my God, Tote eudoisis Thisian Dieosinis, Then shalt Thou be pleased with a
en oli kardia mou, ke Doxaso to with my whole heart, and I shall Anaforan ke Olokaftomata: Tote Sacrifice of Righteousness, with
Onoma Sou is ton eona. Glorify Thy Name forever. anisousin epi to thisiastirion Sou offering and whole burnt offerings
moshous. then shalt they offer young calves
Oti to Eleos Sou Mega ep eme, ke erriso For Great is Thy Mercy to me, and Thou upon Thine Altar.
tin psihin mou ex Adou katotatou. rescued my soul from the lowest
Hades. Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
O Theos, paranomi epanestisan ep eme, O God, transgressors rose up against
ke sinagogi krateon ezitisan tin me, and an assembly of violent men Alleluia [3] Alleluia [3]
psihin mou, ke ou proethento Se sought my soul, and have not set Kyrie eleison [3] Lord, have mercy [3]
enopion afton. Thee before them.
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke Si Kyrie, O Theos mou, Iktirmon ke And Thou, O my Lord, art and to the Holy Spirit
Eleimon, Makrothimos, ke Polyeleos, Compassionate and Merciful,
ke Alithinos. Longsuffering and Most Merciful,
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FESTAL APOLYTIKION - FOREFEAST OF THE NATIVITY - TONE 4
Meta Sou i arhi en Imera tis Dinameos With Thee is the beginning in the Day
Etimazou Vithleem, inikte pasin i Edem. Prepare, O Bethlehem, Eden is opened Sou, en tes lamprotisi ton Agion Sou. of Thy Power, in the Brightness of
Evtrepizou Efratha, oti to Zilon tis to all! Be ready, O Ephrata, for the Thy Saints.
Zois, en to Spyleo exinthisen ek tis Tree of Life in the Grotto has
Parthenou. Paradisos ke gar, i ekinis Blossomed from the Virgin! As
Ek gastros pro Eosforou Egennisa I have Begotten Thee from the Womb
Se. before the Morning Star.
gastir, edixthi noitos, en O to Thion Paradise Her Womb is Spiritually
Fiton, ex ou fagontes zisomen, ouhi Revealed in which is found the God- Omose Kyrios, ke ou metamelithisete: The Lord swore and will not repent:
de os O Adadm tethnixometha, planted Tree, from which if we eat, Si Ierefs is ton eona, kata tin Taxin Thou art a Priest forever
Hristos Gennate, tin prin pesousan, we shall Live and shall not die, as did Melihisedek. according to the Order of
anastison ikona. Adam of old. Christ is Born, so that Melchizedek.
He might Raise up the formerly
fallen Image.
Kyrios ek Dexion Sou, sinethlasen en The Lord at Thy right Hand in the Day
Imera Orgis Aftou Vasilis. of His Wrath crushed Kings.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Krini en tis Ethnesi. Plirosi ptomata. He shall Judge among the Nations. He
eonon. Ages.
Sinthlasi kefalas epi Gis pollon. Ek shall fill them with dead bodies. He
Amin Amen himarrou en odo piete. shall crush the heads of many on
THEOTOKION Earth. He shall drink from the brook
on the way.
Theotoke, ou i Ampelos i Alithini, i O Theotokos, Thou art the True Vine,
vlastisasa ton Karpon tis Zois. Se who has put forth the Fruit of Life. Dia touto ipsosi kefalin. Therefore, He shall raise His Head high.
iketefomen, presveve Despina, meta We pray Thee, O Lady, Intercede PSALM 110/111
ton Apostolon, ke Panton ton Agion, together with the Apostles and all PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS & DIVINE JUSTICE

Eleithine tas psihas imon the Saints, that Mercy may be Exomologisome Si Kyrie en oli kardia I will Confess Thee, O Lord, with my
granted to our souls. mou, en vouli eftheon ke Sinagogi. whole heart, in the Council of the
FESTAL IDIOMELONS NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 Upright and in the Assembly.
Outos O Theos imon, ou logisthisete This is our God: and none other shall Megala ta Erga Kyriou, exezitimena is Great are the Works of the Lord, sought
eteros pros Afton, O tehthis ek be accounted of in comparison with panta ta Thelimata Aftou. out in all things with regard to His
Parthenou, ke tis anthropis Him. Born of a Virgin, He comes to Will.
sinanastrafis. Fatni penihra, Iios dwell among men. Laid in a poor
Monogenis, kimonos orate Vrotos. Ke manger, the Only Begotten Son
Exomologisis ke Megaloprepia to Ergon Confession and Majesty are His Work,
Aftou, ke i Dikeosini Aftou meni is ton and His Righteousness continues to
sparganis plekete, O tis Doxis Kyrios. appears as a mortal Man and the
Eona tou eonos. the Ages of ages.
Ke Magous Astir minii, is Aftou Lord of Glory is wrapped in
Proskinisin. Ke imis melodoumen: swaddling clothes. A Star guides the Mnian epiisato ton Thavmasion Aftou. He made a remembrance of His
Trias Agia, Soson tas psihas imon. [2] Magi to come and worship Him; and Wonder.
we sing: O Holy Trinity: Save our
souls. (2)
FESTAL IDIOMELONS NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Eleimon ke Iktirmon O Kyrios, trofin Merciful and Compassionate is the
edoke tis fovoumenis Afton - Lord, nourishing those who fear Him
STIHOSO Theos apo Theman ixi ke O VERSE:God will come from Theman, and mnisthisete is ton eona Diathikis remembering forever His Covenant,
Agios ex orous kataskiou daseos. the Holy One from the Mountain Aftou, ishin Ergon Aftou aningile to the Strength of His Works to His
overshadowed by the Forest. lao Aftou, tou doune aftis people, so as to give them the
Pro tis Genniseos tis sis, tromo orose to Klironomian Ethnon. Inheritance of the Nations.
Mystirion Kyrie, i noere stratei kate Before Thy Birth, O Lord, the Angelic
plitonto. Os gar Vrefos nipiase Hosts looked with trembling on this Erga Hiron Aftou Alithia ke Krisis.Piste The Works of His Hands are Truth and
ifdoisas, O ton polon kosmisas tis Mystery and were struck with pase e Entole Aftou, estirigmene is Judgement. Faithful are all His
astrasi. Ke fatni ton alogon wonder: for Thou Who has adorned ton Eona tou eonos, pepiimene en Commandments, established to the
anakeklise, O draki sinehon panta gis the vault of Heaven with stars has Alithia, ke Efthiriti. Ages of ages, made in Truth and
ta perata. Tiafti gar Ikonomia been well pleased to be Born as an Uprightness.
Egnosthi Sou i evsplaghnia. Hriste, to Infant; and Thou Who holds all the Litrosin apestile to lao Aftou. He sent Redemption to His people.
Mega Eleos, Doxa Si. ends of the Earth in the hollow of
Thy Hand, is laid in a manger of Enetilato is ton eona Diathikin Aftou. He Commanded His Covenant forever.
dumb beasts. For by such a Agion ke Foveron to Onoma Aftou. Holy and Awesome is His Name.
Dispensation has Thy Compassion
been made known, O Christ, and Thy Arhi Sofias Fovos Kyriou. The beginning of Wisdom is the Fear of
Great Mercy: Glory to Thee! the Lord.
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Amin Amen STIHOSKyrie isakikoa tin akoin Sou ke VERSE:O Lord, I have heard the report of
Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie, All Holy Trinity have mercy on us. efovithin. Katenoisa ta Erga Sou ke Thee and was afraid; I considered
elas thiti tes amarties imon. Despota, Lord, cleanse us from our sins. exestin. Thy Works and was greatly
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie Master, pardon our iniquities. Holy astonished.
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon, God, visit and heal our infirmities for Pro tis Genniseos tis sis, tromo orose to Before Thy Birth, O Lord, the Angelic
eneken tou Onomatos Sou. Thy Names sake. Mystirion Kyrie, i noere stratei kate Hosts looked with trembling on this
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3] plitonto. Os gar Vrefos nipiase Mystery and were struck with
ifdoisas, O ton polon kosmisas tis wonder: for Thou Who has adorned
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, astrasi. Ke fatni ton alogon the vault of Heaven with stars has
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and anakeklise, O draki sinehon panta gis been well pleased to be Born as an
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. ta perata. Tiafti gar Ikonomia Infant; and Thou Who holds all the
Egnosthi Sou i evsplaghnia. Hriste, to ends of the Earth in the hollow of
Amin Amen Mega Eleos, Doxa Si. Thy Hand, is laid in a manger of
OUR LORDS PRAYER dumb beasts. For by such a
EVERYONE PRAYS IN UNISON Dispensation has Thy Compassion
been made known, O Christ, and Thy
Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Our Father Who art in Heaven: Great Mercy: Glory to Thee!
agiasthito to Onoma Sou, eltheto i hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
Vasilia Sou, genithito to Thelima Kingdom come. Thy Will be done Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Sou, os en Ourano ke epi tis gis. on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us and to the Holy Spirit
Ton arton imon ton epiousion dos this day our daily Bread, and FESTAL IDIOMELONS NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 3
imin simeron. Ke afes imin ta forgive us our trespasses as we Iosif, ipe imin, pos ek ton Agion in O Joseph, tell us, how is it that Thou
ofelimata imon, os ke imis afiement forgive those who trespass against
parelaves Korin, egkion feris en took to Bethlehem, great with Child,
tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi isenengis us. And lead us not into temptation,
Vithleem? Ego fisi, tous Profitas the Maiden whom Thou had received
imas is pirasmon, alla rise imas apo but deliver us from the evil one.
erevnisas, ke hrimatisthis ipo from the Sanctuary? I have
tou ponirou.
Angelou, pepisme, oti Theon Gennisi i searched the Prophets, said he, and
Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke i PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Maria anermineftos. Ou is have been warned by an Angel: and I
Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory: of the proskinisin, Magi ex anatolon ixousi, am persuaded that Mary shall give
Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the sin doris timiis latrevontes. O Birth to God, in Ways surpassing all
eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the sarkothis di imas: Kyrie Doxa Si! interpretation. Magi from the East
Ages of Ages. shall come to worship Him with
precious gifts. O Lord, Who for our
Amin PEOPLE Amen sake has taken Flesh: Glory to
THE PROSTRATIONS
Thee!
MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND BOW D OWN AS FOLLOWS:
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever and to the Ages of Ages.
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down eonon.
to Vasili imon Theo. to our King and God.
Amin. Amen
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down
Hristo to Vasili imon Theo. to Christ, our King and God. Iosif, ipe imin, pos ek ton agion in O Joseph, tell us, how is it that Thou
parelaves Korin, egkion feris en took to Bethlehem, great with Child,
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down Vithleem; Ego fisi, tous Profitas the Maiden whom Thou had received
Afto, Hristo to Vasili ke Theo imon before Christ Himself, our King and erevnisas, ke hrimatisthis ipo from the Sanctuary? I have
our God. Angelou, pepisme, oti Theon gennisi i searched the Prophets, said he, and
PSALM 109/110 Maria anermineftos. Ou is have been warned by an Angel: and I
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MESSIAHS REIGN THE MESSIANIC AGE
proskinisin, Magi ex anatolon ixousi, am persuaded that Mary shall give
Ipen O Kyrios to Kyrio mou.Kathou ek The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at My sin doris timiis latrevontes. O Birth to God, in Ways surpassing all
Dexion Mou, eos in Theo tous right Hand, until I make Thine sarkothis di imas: Kyrie Doxa Si! interpretation. Magi from the East
egthrous Sou Ipopodion ton Podon enemies the Footstool of Thy Feet. shall come to worship Him with
Sou. precious gifts. O Lord, Who for our
Ravdon Dinameos exaposteli Si Kyrios The Lord shall send forth the Rod of sake has taken Flesh: Glory to
ek Sion, ke katakiriefe en meso ton Thy Power from Zion, and rule in the Thee!
ehthron Sou. midst of Thine enemies.

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PROKEIMENON OF THE PROPHECY NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 4 THE PRAYER OF ST BASIL THE GREAT
Oti Pedion egennithi imin, Ios ke For a Child is born to us, and a Son is O Theo, ke Kyrie ton Dinameon, ke READER O God, the Lord of Hosts, and
edothi imin. given to us, pasis Ktiseos Dimiourge, O dia Author of all Creation, Who in Thine
splaghna anekastou eleous Sou, ton ineffable tender Mercy has sent
STIHOS
STIHOSOu i arhi egennithi epi tou Omou VERSE Whose government is upon His Monogeni Sou Iion, ton Kyrion imon down Thine Only Begotten Son, our
Aftou. shoulders. Hriston, katapempsas epi Sotiria tou Lord Jesus Christ, for the Salvation
Profitias Iseou to anagnosma READERThe Prophecy of Isaiah genous imon, ke dia tou Timiou Aftou of our kind, and through His Holy
Stavrou to herografon ton amartion Cross has torn up the hand-writing
Sofia! PRIEST Wisdom! imon diarixas, ke thriamvesas en afto of our sins and thereby triumphed
Proshomen! Let us attend! tas arhos ke exousias tou skotous. over the princes and dominions of
PROPHECY OF JEREMIAH BARUCH 3: 36 4: 4 darkness:

Outos O Theos imon, ou logisthisete This is our God; no other shall be


Aftos Despota Filanthrope, prosedexe ke Do Thou, O Master, Who Loves
imon ton amartolon tas efharistirious mankind, accept these Prayers of
eteros pros Afton. compared to Him.
taftas, ke iketirious entefxis, ke rise Thanksgiving and Supplication even
Exevre pasan odon epistimis, ke edoken He found the whole Way of Knowledge imas apo pantos olethriou ke skotinou from us sinners, and Deliver us from
aftin Iakov to pedi Aftou, ke Israel to and gave it to Jacob, His servant, and praptomatos, ke panton ton kakose every deadly and dark transgression
igapimeno ip Aftou. to Israel, His Beloved. imas zitounton oraton ke aoraton and from all the visible and invisible
ehthron. enemies that seek to do us harm.
Meta de tafta epi tis gis ofthi ke tis Afterwards, He was seen upon the
anthropis sinanestrafi. Earth and lived among men. Kethiloson ek tou fovou Sou tas sarkas Nail our flesh with the fear of Thee, and
imon, ke mi ekklinis tas kardias imon let not our hearts incline towards
Afti i Vivlos ton Prostagmaton tou She is the Book of the Commandments is logous, i is logismous ponirias. Alla evil words or thoughts, but wound
Theou, ke O Nomos O Iparhon is ton of God and the Law that endures to potho Sou troson imon tas psihas. our souls with Thy Love so that ever
eona. forever. Ina dia pantos prosse atenizontes, ke gazing upon Thee, Guided by Thy
Pantes is kratountes aftin, is Zoin. I de All those who keep Her will live, but to para Sou Foti odigoumeni, se to Light and beholding Thee, the
kataleipontes aftin, apothanounte. those forsaking Her will die. aprositon ke edion katoptevontes Fos, Eternal Light that no one can
akatpavston Si tin exomologisin, ke approach, we may send up unceasing
Epistrafou Iakov, ke epilavou aftis. Return, O Jacob, and take hold of Her.
efharisian anapempomen, to Praises and Thanks to Thee, the
Diodefson pros tin Lampsin katenanti Walk toward the Radiance of the Anarho Patri, sin to Monogeni Sou Iio, Father Without Beginning, together
tou Presence of Her Light. ke to Panagiou ke Agatho ke Zoopio with Thine Only Begotten Son, and
Mi dos etero tin doxan sou, ke ta Do not give your glory to another or the Sou Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke is tous Thy Most Holy, Good and Life Giving
simferonta si Ethni allotrio. things that are profitable to you, to a Eonas ton eonon. Spirit, now and ever, and to the Ages
foreign Nation. of ages.
Amin Amen
Makarii esmen Israel. Oti ta aresta to O Israel, we are Blessed, for what is
PEOPLE

Theo, imin gnosta Estin. pleasing to our God is known to us. TO THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS
EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE GALATIANS 3: 23 29 Axion estin os Alithis Makarizin Se tin READER It is truly worthy to Bless Thee,
Theotokon tin Aimakariston ke O Theotokos, Who art Ever Blessed
Adelphi: pro tou elthin tin Pistin, ipo READER Brethren, before the Faith came, Panamomiton ke Mitera tou Theou and All Blameless, and the Mother of
Nomon efrouroumetha, sigkeklismeni we were kept under guard by the imon. Tin Timioteran ton Herouvim our God. More Honourable than the
is tin mellousan Pistin apokalifthine. Law, kept for the Faith that would ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton Cherubim, and more Glorious
afterwards be revealed. Serafim, tin adiafthoros Theo Logon beyond compare than the Seraphim,
Oste O Nomos Pedagogos imon gegonen Therefore, the Law was our Tutor to tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon, Se Thou Who without stain bore God
is Hriston, ina ek Pisteos bring us to Christ, so that we might Megalinomen. the Word, and art truly Theotokos:
Dikeothomen. be Justified by Faith. we Magnify Thee.
Elthousis de tis Pisteos, ouk eti ipo
Pedagogon esmen.
But after Faith has come, we are no
longer under a Tutor.
The Ninth Hour
TRISAGION PRAYERS
Pantes gar ii Theou este dia tis Pistos en For you are all Children of God by Faith (THESE FIRST TRISAGION PRAYERS MAY BE OMITTED)
Hristo Iisou. in Christ Jesus.
Osi gar is Hriston Evaptisthite, Hriston For as many of you as have been
Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Athanatos, Eleison imas. Immortal, have mercy on us. [3]
enedisasthe. Baptised in Christ, have put on
Christ. Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

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akoutisthisa. Doxason meta Angelon cheer, O inhabited Earth, and with Ouk eni Ioudeos, oude Ellin; Ouk eni There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is
ke ton Pimenon, Voulithenta the Angels and the Shepherds,
doulos, oude eleftheros; ouk eni arsen neither slave nor free; there is
epofthine, Pedion Neon, ton Pro Glorify Him Whose Will it is to be
ke thili - pantes gar imis is este en neither male nor female - for you are
Eonon Theon. made manifest as a young Child, the
Hristo Iisou. all one in Christ Jesus.
Pre-Eternal God.
PRAYERS OF SUPPLICATION I de imis Hristou, ara tou Abraam And if you are Christs then are you the
Sperma este, ke kat Epangelian Seed of Abraham, and, according to
Kyrie eleison (40) Lord, have Mercy (40) Klironomi. the Promise, Heirs.
HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST LUKE 2: 1 20
O en panti kero ke pasi ora en Ourano O Christ our God, Who at all times and Egeneto de en tes imeres ekines exilthe PRIEST And it came to pass in those days
ke epi gis Proskinoumenos ke Doxa in every hour, in Heaven and on
dogma para Kesaros Avgoustou that a Decree went out from Caesar
zomenos Hristos O Theos; O Earth, art Worshipped and Glorified;
apografesthe pasan tin ikoumenin. Augustus that all the world should
Makrothimos, O Polyeleos, O Who art Long-suffering, Merciful and
be registered.
Polyevsplahnos; O tous Dikeous Compassionate; Who Lovest the Just
Agapon ke tous Amartolous Eleon O and showest Mercy upon the sinner; Afti i Apografi proti egenetoi That Census first took place while
pantas Kalon pros Sotirian dia tis Who Callest all to Salvation through igemonevontos tis Syrias Kiriniou. Quirinius was governing Syria.
epangelias ton melonton Agathon. the Promise of Blessings to come: O Ke eporevonto pantes apografesthe - And all went to be registered - everyone
Aftos Kyrie pros dekse ke imon en ti Lord, in this Hour: receive our
ekastos is tin idian polin. to his own city.
ora tafti tas entefxis ke ithinon tin Supplications and direct our lives
zoin imon pros tas Endolas Sou. according to Thy Commandments. Anevi de ke Iosif apo tis Galileas ek Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of
Tas psihas imon Agiason; ta somata Sanctify our souls; Hallow our bodies; poleos Nazaret is tin Ioudean is polin the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to
David, itis kalite Vithleem, dia to ine the City of David, which is called
Agnison; tous logismous diorthoson; Correct our thoughts; Cleanse our
afton ex ikou ke patrias David, Bethlehem, because he was of the
tas enias Katharon; ke rise imas apo minds; Deliver us from all
apograpsasthe sin Mariam ti House and Lineage of David, to be
pasis thlipseos kakon ke odinis. tribulation, evil and distress.
memnistefmeni afto gineki, ousi registered with Mary, his Betrothed
Tihison imas Agiis Sou Angelis, ina, ti Encompass us with Thy Holy Angels so Engio. Wife, who was with Child.
paremvoli afton frurumeni ke O di that Guided and Guarded by them, Egeneto de en to ine aftous eki So it was, that while they were there,
goumeni katantisomen is tin Enotita we may attain to the Unity of the
eplisthisan e imere tou tekin aftin. the days were completed for Her to
tis Pisteos ke is tin epignosin tis Faith and to the Knowledge of Thine
be delivered.
aprosito Sou Doxis, oti Evlogitos i is Unapproachable Glory, for Thou art
tous Eonas ton eonon. Blessed to the Ages of Ages. Ke eteketon ton Ion aftis ton Prototokon, And She brought forth Her Firstborn
Amin. Amen ke esparganosen afton ke aneklinen Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling
afton en ti fatni, dioti ouk in aftis clothes, and laid Him in a manger
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord, have Mercy (3) topos en to katalimati. because there was no room for them
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, at the inn.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Ke Pimenes isan en ti hora ti afti Now there were in the same country
eonon. ever and to the Ages of Ages. agravlountes ke filasontes filakas tis Shepherds living out in the fields,
Amin. Amen niktos epi tin Pimnin afton. keeping watch over the flock by
night.
THEOTOKION
Ke idou! Angelos Kyriou epesti aftis ke And behold! an Angel of the Lord stood
Tin Timoteran ton Herouvim, ke O Thou who art more Honourable doxa Kyriou perielampsen aftous, ke before them, and the Glory of the
Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, than the Cherubim, and beyond efovithisan fovon megan. Lord shone around them, and they
tin adiafthoros Theon Logon compare more Glorious than the were greatly afraid.
tekousan tin ontos Theotokon, Se Seraphim, who without corruption
Megalinomen bore the Word of God, truly Thou art Ke ipen aftis O Angelos: Mi fovisthe! And the Angel said to them: Do not
the Theotokos, and Thee we Idou gar! Evangelizome imin Haran fear! For behold! I bring you Good
magnify. Megalin, itis este panti to lao. Tidings of Great Joy, which will be to
BLESSINGS all people.
Oti etehthi imin simeron Sotir, os esti For there is Born to you this day, a
En Onomati Kyriou Evlogison Pater. PEOPLEIn the Name of the Lord, Bless, Hristos Kyrios, en Poli David. Saviour Who is Christ the Lord, in the
Father.
City of David.
O Theos iktirise imas ke Evlogise God be merciful to us and Bless
PRIEST
Ke toutoimin to Simion: evrisete Vrefos And this will be the Sign to you: You
imas epifane to Prosopo Aftou ke us, and cause His Face to shine upon
esparganomenon, kimenon en fatne. will find an Infant wrapped in
eleise imas us, and be merciful to us.
swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
Amin PEOPLE Amen
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Ke exefnis egeneto sin to Angelo plithos And suddenly there was with the Angel Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to
Stratias Ouraniou enounton ton a multitude of the Heavenly Hosts Thee!
Theon ke legonton: Doxa en Ipsistis praising God and saying: Glory to MAKE THE SIGN OF THE C ROSS & BOW D OWN TO GOD
Theo! Ke epi gis Irini, en anthropis God in the Highest, and on earth,
evdokia! Peace, Goodwill towards men! Tahi prokatalavetosan imas i iktirmi Let Thy tender Mercies, O Lord, speedily
Sou, Kyrie, oti eptohefsamen sfodra, go before us, for we have become
Ke egeneto os apilthon ap afton is ton And when the Angels had gone away voithison imin O Theos O Sotir imon exceedingly poor. Help us, O God of
Ouranon i Angeli, ke i anthropi i from them into Heaven, the eneken tis Doxis tou Onomatos Sou. our Salvation: for the Glory of Thy
Pimenes ipon: Pros alilous Shepherds said to one another: Let Kyrie Rise imas ke ilasthiti tes Name. O Lord, Deliver us and purge
dielthomen di eos Vithleem ke idomen us now go to Bethlehem and see this amartias imon, eneken tou away our sins, for Thy Names sake.
to rima touto to gegonos, O Kyrios Thing that has come to pass, which Onomatos Sou.
egnorisen imin. the Lord has made known to us. TRISAGION PRAYERS
Ke ilthon spevsantes, ke anevron tin te And they went with haste and found
Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Mariam ke ton Iosif ke to Vrefos Mary and Joseph, and the Infant
Athanatos, Eleison imas. Immortal, have mercy on us. [3]
kimenon en ti fatni. lying in a manger.
Idontes de diegnorisan peri tou rimatos When they had seen Him, they made
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
tou lalithentos aftis peri tou Pediou widely known the saying that was
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
toutou, ke pantes i akousantes told them concerning this Child, and
ethavmasan peri ton lalithenton ipo all those who heard it marvelled at Amin Amen
ton Pimenon pros aftous. those things that were told them by Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie, All Holy Trinity have Mercy on us.
the Shepherds.
elas thiti tes amarties imon. Despota, Lord, Cleanse us from our sins.
I de Mariam panta sinetiri ta rimata But Mary kept all those Things and singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie Master, Pardon our iniquities. Holy
tafta simvalousa en ti kardia aftis. pondered them in Her heart. Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon, God, Visit and Heal our infirmities
eneken tou Onomatos Sou. for Thy Names sake.
Ke ipestrepsan i Pimenes doxazontes ke And the Shepherds returned, Glorifying
enountes ton Theon epi pasin is and Praising God for all the Things Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
ikousan ke idon kathos elelithi pros that they had heard and seen, as it Doxa Patri ke
aftous. was told them.
Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
PRAISES TO GOD
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
Kyrios O Theos Evlogitos: Evlogitos Blessed is the Lord God: Blessed be Amin Amen
Kyrios imeran kath imeran, the Lord from day to day, and may
OUR LORDS PRAYER
katefodose imin O Theos ton Sotirion the God of our Salvation grant us
imon: O Theos imon, O Theos tou prosperity, for He is our God: the EVERYONE PRAYS IN UNISON
Sozin. God of Salvation. Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, agiasthito Our Father Who art in Heaven: hallowed
TRISAGION PRAYERS to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou, be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.
Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy genithito to Thelima Sou, os en Thy Will be done on earth as it is in
Athanatos, Eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have Mercy on us. [3] Ourano ke epi tis gis. Ton arton imon Heaven. Give us this day our daily
ton epiousion dos imin simeron. Ke Bread, and forgive us our trespasses
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke as we forgive those who trespass
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and imis afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke against us. And lead us not into
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. mi isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla temptation, but deliver us from the
Amin Amen rise imas apo tou ponirou. evil one.
Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie, All Holy Trinity have Mercy on us. Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke i PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, and the
elas thiti tes amarties imon. Despota, Lord, Cleanse us from our sins. Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory: of the
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie Master, Pardon our iniquities. Holy Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon, God, Visit and Heal our infirmities eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
eneken tou Onomatos Sou. for Thy Names sake. Ages of Ages.
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3] Amin PEOPLE Amen
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, FESTAL KONTAKION - NATIVITY OF CHRIST - TONE 3
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
I Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion Today the Virgin comes to the Cave to
Logon, en Spyleo erhete, apotekein give Birth Ineffably to the Pre-Eternal
Amin Amen aporritos. Horeve i ikoumeni Word. Hearing this, be of good

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HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW 2: 1-12 OUR LORDS PRAYER
Tou Iisou genithentos en Vithleem tis PRIESTAfter Jesus was born in Bethlehem Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito Our Father Who art in Heaven:
Ioudeas en imeres Ierodou tou of Judea in the days of Herod the to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
Vasileos, idou Magi apo anatolon King, behold! Magi from the East genithito to Thelima Sou, os en Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on
paregenonto is Ierosolima legontes: came to Jerusalem, saying: Where is Ourano ke epi tis Gis. Ton Arton Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this
Pou estin O tehthis Vasilefs ton He Who has been born King of the imon ton Epiousion dos imin simeron. day our Daily Bread, and forgive us
Ioudeon? Idomen gar Aftou ton Jews? For we have seen His Star in Ke afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke our trespasses as we forgive those
Astera en ti anatoli ke ilthomen the East and have come to Worship imis afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi who trespass against us. And lead
Proskinise Afto. Him. isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla Rise us not into temptation, but Deliver
Akousas de Ierodis O Vasilefs etarahthi When Herod the King heard this, he imas apo tou ponirou. us from the evil one.
ke pasa Ierosolima met aftou. was troubled, and all Jerusalem with Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, the
him. i Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory, of the
Ke sinagagon pantas tous Arhiris ke And when he had gathered all the Chief Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the
eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Grammatis tou laou epinthaneto par Priests and Scribes of the people
afton pou O Hristos Gennate. together, he enquired of them where Ages of Ages.
the Christ was to be Born. Amin PEOPLE Amen
I de ipon afto: En Vithleem tis Ioudeas. They said to him: In Bethlehem of FESTAL KONTAKION - NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 3
Onto gar gegrapte dia tou Profitou: Judea, for thus it is written by the
Ke Si Vithleem, gi Iouda, oudamos Prophet: And Thee, O Bethlehem, in
I Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion Today the Virgin comes to the Cave to
Logon, en Spyleo erhete, apotekein give Birth Ineffably to the Pre-Eternal
elhisti i en tis igemosin Iouda. Ek the land of Judah, are not the least
aporritos. Horeve i ikoumeni Word. Hearing this, be of good
Sou gar exelefsete Igoumenos, ostis among the Rulers of Judah; for out
akoutisthisa. Doxason meta Angelon cheer, O inhabited Earth, and with
pimani ton laon Mou to Israel.. of Thee shall come a Ruler Who will
ke ton Pimenon, Voulithenta the Angels and the Shepherds,
shepherd My people Israel.
epofthine, Pedion Neon, ton Pro Glorify Him Whose Will it is to be
Tote Ierodis lathra kalesas tous Magou, Then Herod, when he had secretly Eonon Theon. made manifest as a young Child, the
ikrivose gar afton ton hronon tou called the Magi, determined from Pre-Eternal God.
fenomenou Asteros. them what time the Star appeared. PRAYERS OF SUPPLICATION & MERCY
Ke tempsas aftous is Vithleem ipe: And he sent them to Bethlehem and Kyrie eleison (40) Lord, have Mercy (40)
Porefthentes akrivos exetasate peri said: Go and search carefully for the
tou Pediou, epan de evrite, apangilate young Child, and when you have O en panti kero ke pasi ora en Ourano O Christ our God, Who at all times and
mi, opos kago elthon proskiniso Afto. found Him, bring back word to me, so ke epi gis Proskinoumenos ke Doxa in every hour, in Heaven and on
that I may go and Worship Him also. zomenos Hristos O Theos; O earth, art Worshipped and Glorified;
I de akousantes tou Vasileos When they heard the King, they Makrothimos, O Polyeleos, O Who art Long-suffering, Merciful and
eporefthisan. departed. Polyevsplahnos; O tous Dikeous Compassionate; Who Loves the Just
Agapon ke tous Amartolous Eleon O and shows Mercy to the sinner; Who
Ke idou! O Astir on idon en ti Anotoli And behold! The Star that they had pantas Kalon pros Sotirian dia tis Calls all to Salvation through the
proigen aftous, eos elthon esti epano seen in the East went before them, epangelias ton melonton Agathon. Promise of Blessings to come: O
ou in to Pedion. until it was over the young Child. Aftos Kyrie pros dekse ke imon en ti Lord, in this Hour: receive our
Idontes de ton Astera eharisan haran When they saw the Star, they rejoiced ora tafti tas entefxis ke ithinon tin Supplications and direct our lives
Megalin Sfodra. with exceedingly Great Joy. zoin imon pros tas Endolas Sou: according to Thy Commandments.
Ke elthontes is tin ikian idon to Pedion And when they went into the house, Tas psihas imon Agiason; ta somata Sanctify our souls; Hallow our bodies;
meta Marias tis Mitros Aftou, ke they saw the young Child with Mary, Agnison; tous logismous diorthoson; Correct our thoughts; Cleanse our
pesontes Proskinisan Afto. His Mother, and fell down and tas enias Katharon; ke rise imas apo minds; Deliver us from all
Worshipped Him. pasis thlipseos, kakon ke odinis. tribulation, evil and distress.
Ke anixantes tous thisavrous afton And when they had opened their Tihison imas Agiis Sou Angelis, ina, ti Encompass us with Thy Holy Angels so
prosinegkan Afto Dora: hrison ke treasures, they presented gifts to paremvoli afton frurumeni ke o di that Guided and Guarded by them,
livanon ke smyrnan. Him: gold, frankincense and myrrh. goumeni katantisomen is tin Enotita we may attain to the Unity of the
tis Pisteos ke is tin epignosin tis Faith and to the Knowledge of Thine
Ke hrimatisthentes kat onar mi anakam And, being Divinely warned in a Vision aprosito sou doxis, oti Evlogitos i is Unapproachable Glory, for Thou art
pase pros Ierodin, di allis odou that they should not return to Herod, tous Eonas ton eonon. Blessed to the Ages of Ages.
anehorisan is tin horan afton. they departed another way for their
own country. Amin. Amen
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord, have Mercy (3)
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ST PAULS EPISTLE HEBREWS 1:10 2: 3
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, TO THE
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS WITHOUT BEGINNING & THE CREATOR OF ALL
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. ever and to the Ages of Ages. Kat arhas Si, Kyrie, tin Gin Thou, O Lord, in the beginning laid the
ethemelIosas. foundation of the Earth.
Amin. Amen
THEOTOKION Ke Erga ton Hiron Sou isin i Ourani. And the Work of Thy Hands art the
Heavens.
Tin Timoteran ton Herouvim, ke O Thou who art more Honourable
Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, than the Cherubim, and beyond Afti apolounte - Si de diamenis. They will perish - Thou will remain.
tin adiafthoros Theon Logon compare more Glorious than the Ke pantes os imation paleothisonte, ke And everything will grow old like a
tekousan tin ontos Theotokon, Se Seraphim, who without corruption osi perivoleon elixis aftous, ke garment, and like a cloak Thou will
Megalinomen bore the Word of God, truly Thou art allagisonte. fold them up, and they will be
the Theotokos, and we Magnify Thee. changed.
BLESSINGS Si de O aftos i, ke ta eti Sou ouk
eklipsousi. Thou art the same, and Thy years will
En onomati Kyriou, Evlogison Pater PEOPLE In the Name of the Lord, Bless,
not fail.
. Father
Pros tina de ton Angelon irike pote: To which of the Angels did He ever say:
O Theos iktirise imas ke Evlogise imas PRIEST O God be Merciful to us and Kathou ek dixion mou, eos an tho Sit at My right Hand until I make
epifane to Prosopo Aftou ef imas ke Bless us, and cause His Face to shine tous ehthrous Sou ipopodion ton Thine enemies Thy Footstool?
Eleise imas. upon us, and be Merciful to us. Podon Sou?
Amin PEOPLE Amen Ouhis pantes isi Litourgika Pnevmata, is Are they not all Ministering Spirits sent
Di efhon ton Agion Pateron imon, PRIEST Through the Prayers of our diakonian apostellomena, dia tous forth to minister to those who will
Kyrie Iisou Hriste O Theos imon, Fathers and Saints, O Lord Jesus mellontas klironomin Sotirian? inherit Salvation?
Eleison ke Soson imas. Christ our God, have Mercy on us. Dia touto di perissoteros imas prosehin Therefore we must give the more
Amin PEOPLE Amen. tis akousthisi, mi pote pararriomen. earnest heed to the things we have
heard, lest we drift away.
Despota Thee, Pater Pantokrator, PRIEST O Master, God Almighty, and
Kyrie, Ie Monogenes, Iisou Hriste, ke the Lord, the Only Son, Jesus Christ, I gar O di Angelon lalithis Logos egeneto For if the Word spoken through Angels
Agion Pnevma, Mia Theotis, mia and the Holy Spirit, the One veveos, ke pasa paravasis ke parakon proved steadfast, and every
Dinamis, Eleison me ton amartolon. Godhead and One Might, have Mercy elaven endikon mithapodosian, pos transgression and disobedience
on me, a sinner. imis ekfevxometha, tilikaftis received a Just Reward, how shall we
amelisantes Sotiria, itis arhin lavousa escape if we neglect so great a
Ke is epistase krimasi, Soson me ton And by the precepts which Thou teach, lalisthei dia tou Kyriou, ipo ton Salvation, which at first began to be
anaxion doulon Sou. Oti Evlogitos i is Save me, Thine undeserving servant; akousanton is imas eveveothi? spoken by the Lord, and was
tous Eonas ton eonon. for Thou art Blessed to the Ages of confirmed to us by those who heard
ages. Him?
Amin. PEOPLE Amen. THE PRIEST BLESSES THE READER

Sixth Hour Irini si to anagnonti PRIESTPeace be to thee, the Reader


Alleluia! [3] PEOPLE Alleluia! [3]
TRISAGION PRAYERS
THE HOLY GOSPEL
Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
Athanatos, Eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have mercy upon us. [3] Sofia! Orthi akousomen tou Agiou PRIEST Wisdom! Let us listen to the
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Evangeliou... Holy Gospel.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Irini pasi! Peace be with you all.
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. Ke pnevmati sou PEOPLE And with thy spirit
Amin Amen En tou kata Mattheou to anagnosma PRIEST The Lesson from the Holy
Gospel according to St Matthew
Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie, All Holy Trinity have mercy on us.
elasthiti tes amarties imon. Despota, Lord: cleanse us from our sins. Proshomen! Let us attend!
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie Master: pardon our iniquities. Holy Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon, God: visit and heal our infirmities for to Thee
eneken tou Onomatos Sou. Thy Names sake. MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW DOWN BEFORE GOD
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
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Pedion Agathon i kakon, apithi knows Good or evil, He refuses the Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
poniria, tou eklexasthe to Agathon. evil to choose the Good. Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Ke katalifthisete i gi in si fovi And the land Thou fear because of the eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
apoprosopou ton dio Vasileon... presence of the two kings will be
abandoned....
Amin Amen
OUR LORDS PRAYER
Ke ipe Kyrios pros me: Lave seafto And the Lord said to me: Take for
tomon kenou megan ke grapson is Thyself a large new Book, and write Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito Our Father Who art in Heaven:
afton grafidi anthropou, tou oxeos on it with a mans pen concerning to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
pronomin piise skilon. Paresti gar. making a swift plunder of spoils, genithito to Thelima Sou, os en Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on
for it is near at hand. Ourano ke epi tis Gis. Ton Arton Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this
imon ton Epiousion dos imin simeron. day our Daily Bread, and forgive us
Ke martyras mi piison Pistous And make witnesses for Me of Ke afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke our trespasses as we forgive those
anthropous: ton Ourian, ke Faithful men: Uriah, and imis afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi who trespass against us. And lead
Zaharian ion Varahiou. Zechariah, the son of Berechiah. isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla Rise us not into temptation, but Deliver
Ke prosilthon pros tin Profitin, ke en And I went to the Prophetess, and she imas apo tou ponirou. us from the evil one.
gastri elave, ke eteken Ion. conceived and bore a son. Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, the
Ke ipe Kyrios mi: Kaleson to Onoma And the Lord said to me: Call his i Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory, of the
aftou, Taheos Skilefson, Oxeos name Quickly Despoil, Swiftly Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the
Pronomefson, dioti prini gnone to Plunder, for before the child shall eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
pedion kalin patera i miter, lipsete know how to call for his Father and Ages of Ages.
dinamin Damaskou, ke ta skila
Samarias enanti Vasileos
Mother, one shall take the power of Amin Amen
PEOPLE
Damascus and the spoils of
Assirion... Samaria in the presence of the King Kyrie Eleison (12) Lord have mercy (12)
of Assyria... Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.
...Ke afeli apo tis Ioudeas anthropon, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
...And take away from Judah every Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
os thiniisete kefalin are i thinaton man able to raise his head or eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
sindelesasthe ti. accomplish anything.
Ke este i paremvoli aftou oste plirose His
Amin Amen
encampment will fill the breadth
to platos tis horas Sou, meth imon THE PROSTRATIONS
of Thy Land, O God with us.
O Theos. MAKE THE SIGN OF THE C ROSS AND BOW DOWN AS FOLLOWS :

Gnote Ethni ke ittasthe. Know this, O Gentiles, and be Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down
Epakousate eos eshatou tis Gis: defeated. Listen, to the very ends of to Vasili imon Theo. to our King and God.
Ishikotes ittasthe. the Earth: Be defeated! Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down
Ean gar palin ishisite - palin Although you are strong - you will Hristo to Vasili imon Theo. to Christ, our King and God.
ittithisesthe. be defeated again. Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen O come let us worship and bow down
Ke in an Voulefsisthe, diaskedasi And whatever counsel you take, the Afto, Hristo to Vasili ke Theo imon before Christ Himself, our King and
Kyrios, ke Logon on ean lalisite, ou Lord will scatter it abroad; and our God.
mi emmini en imin, oti meth imon whatever word you shall speak, it PSALM 71/72
O Theos. will not continue among you, for A PROPHECY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE KING OF PEACE
the Lord God is with us. O Theos, to Krima Sou to Vasili dos ke O God, grant Thy Judgements to the
THE EPISTLE tin Dikeosin Sou to Io tou Vasileos. King and Thy Righteousness to the
Proshomen! PRIEST Let us attend! Krinin ton laon Sou en Dikeosini, ke Kings Son, so that He may Judge
tous ptohous Sou en Krisi. Thy people in Righeousness and Thy
Pros Evreous Epistolis Pavlou to READER The Reading from the Epistle of St poor with Judgement.
anagnosma Paul to the Hebrews
Sofia. Proshomen PRIEST Wisdom! Let us attend Analaveto ta ori Irinin to lao, ke i vouni Let the mountains raise up Peace for
THE CONGREGATION MAY BE SEATED ON THE EDGE OF THE PEWS DURING THE READING OF THE
Dikeosinin. Thy people and the hills in
EPISTLE Righteousness.
Krini tous ptohous tou laou, ke sosi tous He shall Judge the poor of the people,
iious ton peniton. and shall serve the sons of the poor.
Ke tapinosi sikofantin, ke simparameni He shall humble the false accuser, and
to ilio, ke pro tis selinis geneas He shall continue as long as the sun

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geneon. and before the moon from Vithleem, egkimonousa Kori let us sing praises with Faith. Today
generation to generation. paraginete, tou gennise ton Kyrion. a Maiden, great with Child, comes to
Katavisete os ietos epi pokon, ke osi And He shall come down like rain upon Hori de Angelon protrehousi. Ke Bethlehem to give Birth to the Lord:
tafta vlepon evoa, Iosif O Mnistor. Ti and Choirs of Angels go before Her.
stagon i stazousa epi tin gin. the fleece, like raindrops falling on
to en Si xenon Mystirion Parthene? Ke Seeing these things, cried Joseph,
the Earth.
pos mellis lohefse, i apirozigos Her Betrothed: What is this strange
Anateli en tes imeres aftou Dikeosini, ke In His days, Righteousness and damalis? Mystery in Thee, O Virgin? And how
plithos Irinis, eos ou antanerethi i abundance of Peace shall flourish, shalt Thou bring forth Child, O Calf
selini. until the moon is removed. who has never been Yoked?
Ke katakyriefsi apo thalassis eos And He shall rule from sea to sea, and Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
thalassis, ke apo patamon eos from the river to the ends of the eonon. ages.
peraton tis ikoumenis. inhabited Earth. Amin Amen
Enopion aftou propesounte Ethiopes, ke i The Ethiopians shall bow down before
Defte Hristofori lai katidomen, Thavma Come ye people, Bearers of Christ, and
ehthri aftou houn lixousi. Him and His enemies shall lick the
pasan enian, ekpliton ke sinehon. Ke let us behold Wonders that strike
dust.
evsevos proskinountes, pisti and hold fast every mind with
Vasilis Tharsis, ke nisi dora prosisousi. The Kings of Tarshish and their islands animnisomen. Simeron pros amazement: and in reverent worship,
will come bearing gifts. Vithleem, egkimonousa Kori let us sing praises with Faith. Today
Vasilis Aravon ke Sava dora prosaxousi. The Kings of Arabia and Sava will bring paraginete, tou gennise ton Kyrion. a Maiden, great with Child, comes to
Hori de Angelon protrehousi. Ke Bethlehem to give Birth to the Lord:
Ke Proskinisousin Afto pantes i Vasilis presents and all the Kings of the
tafta vlepon evoa, Iosif o Mnistor. Ti and Choirs of Angels go before Her.
tis gis, panta ta Ethni doulevsousin Earth shall Worship Him; all the
to en si xenon Mystirion Parthene; ke Seeing these things, cried Joseph,
Afto. Gentiles shall serve Him.
pos mellis lohevse, i apirozigos Her Betrothed: What is this strange
Oti errisato ptohon ek dinastou, ke For He rescued the poor from the hand damalis? Mystery in Thee, O Virgin? And how
penita, O ouh ipirhe voithos. of a strong man - and the needy, for shalt Thou bring forth Child, O Calf
whom there was no helper. who has never been Yoked?
Fisete ptohou ke penitos, ke psihas He shall spare the poor and needy and PROKEIMENON OF THE PROPHECY - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
peniton Sosi. He shall Save the souls of the needy. Ek gastros pro Eosforou egenisa Se. READER From the womb before the
Ek tokou ke ex adikias litrosete tas He shall Redeem their souls from usury morning star I bore Thee.
psihas afton, ke entimon to Onoma and injustice, and precious shall be STIHOSIpen O Kyrios to Kyrio mou. VERSE Said the Lord to my Lord, Sit Thou
aftou Enopion Afton. their name in His Sight. Kathou ek dexion mou on My right Hand.
Ke zisete, ke dothisete afto ek tou He shall live, and there shall be given Profitias Iseou to anagnosma READER The Prophecy of Isaiah
hrysiou tis Aravias Him from the gold of Arabia.
Sofia! Proshomen! PRIEST Wisdom! Let us attend!
Ke prosefxonte peri aftou diapantos; They shall pray continually because of
PROPHECY OF ISAIAH 7:10-16; 8: 1-4: 8-10
Olin tin imeran Evlogisousin Afton. Him; all the day long shall they Bless
Him. Ke prosetheto Kyrios lalise to Ahaz, Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying:
Este stirigma en ti Gi ep akron ton He shall be a support on the Earth upon legon: Etise seafto simion para Ask a Sign for Thyself from the
Kyriou Theou sou is Vathos, i is Lord Thy God either in the depth or
oreon. the summits of the mountains.
ipsos. in the height above.
Iperarthisete iper ton Livanon Okarpos His Fruit shall be exalted more than Ke ipen Ahaz: Ou mi etiso, oude mi And Ahaz said: I will not ask, nor will I
aftou, ke exanthisousin ek poleos osi Lebanon, and they shall flourish piraso Kyrion. tempt the Lord.
hortos tis Gis. from the city like the grass of the
Earth. Ke ipen (Isaias): Akousate di ikos And Isaiah said: Hear now, O House of
David: Mi mikron imin agona David: is it a small thing for Thee to
Este to Onoma Aftou Evlogimenon is Let His Name be Blessed unto the Ages. parehin anthropis? Ke pos Kyrio weary men? And wilt Thou weary
tous Eonas. parehete agona? the Lord also?
Pro tou iliou diameni to Onoma Aftou. His Name shall remain before the sun, Dia touto dosi Kyrios Aftos imin Therefore, the Lord Himself will give
Ke Enevlogithisonte en afto pase e file and all the Tribes of the Earth shall Simion: Idou! I Parthenos en gastri Thee a Sign: Behold! The Virgin shall
tis Gis. be Blessed in Him. lipsete, ke texete Ion, ke kalesis to Conceive and bear a Son, and Thou
Panta ta Ethni makariousin afton. All the Gentiles shall Bless Him. Onoma aftou Emmanouil. shall call His Name Emmanuel.

Evlogitos Kyrios O Theos tou Israel, O Blessed is the Lord God, the God of
Voutiron ke meli fagete prini gnone Butter and honey He shall eat before
Afton, i proelesthe ponira, eklexasthe He knows to prefer evil or choose
pion Thavmasia monos. Israel Who alone does Wondrous
to Agathon, dioti prini gnone to Good, because before the Child
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vio prosenegkomen, aretas anti Cleansing our minds, let us offer, Ke Evlogimenon to Onoma tis Doxis And Blessed is the Name of His Glory
mirou, proeftrepizontes Pistos, ton throughout lives, Virtues instead of
Aftou is ton eona, ke is ton eona tou forever and to the Ages of ages.
Genethlion tas isodous, epi ton Myrrh, preparing with Faith, our
eonos.
psihikon thisavrismaton, krazontes. entry into the Feast of the Nativity,
En ipsistis Doxa, Theo to en Triadi, di storing up Treasure in our souls and Ke plirothisete tis Doxis Aftou pasa i Gi. And all the Earth shall be filled with His
ou en anthropis evdokia epefani, ton crying: Glory in the Highest to God Genito! Genito! Glory. Amen! Amen!
Adam eklitrosasthe, tis arhegonou in Trinity! Whose Good Pleasure is
aras os filanthropos. [2] not revealed to men, that in His Love PSALM 131/132
A MESSIANIC PSALM: THE DWELLING PLACE OF GOD THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS GIVES
for mankind He may set Adam free US THE DIVINE FRUIT OF HER ALL PURE AND HOLY BODY OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS
from the Ancestral Curse. (2) CHRIST
FESTAL IDIOMELONS OF THE NATIVITY TONE 4 Mnisthiti Kyrie tou David, ke pasis tis Remember, O Lord, David, and all his
STIHOS O Theos apo Theman ixi ke O VERSE: God shall come from Teman, and praotitos aftou: Os omose to Kyrio, meekness: how he swore to the
Agios ex Orous kata skiou daseos. the Holy One from the Mountain iixato to Theo Iakov: I iselefsome is Lord; how he Vowed to the God of
overshadowed by the Skinonoma ikou mou, i anavisome Jacob: I shall not enter my dwelling.
epi klinis stromnis mou, i doso ipnon I shall not recline on my bed. I shall
Akoue Ourane, ke enotizou i Gi. Forest.Hearken, O Heaven, and tis ofthalmis mou, ke tis vlefaris mou not close my eyes in sleep nor my
Salefthito ta Themelia, epilaveto listen, O Earth. Let the foundations nistagmon, ke anapafsin tis krotafis eyelids for dozing, nor give any rest
tromos ta katahthonia. Oti O Theos be shaken, and let trembling lay hold mou, eos ou evro topon to Kyrio, to my temples, until I find a place for
te ke Ktisis, sarkos isedi plasin. Ke O upon the nethermost parts of the Skinoma to Theo Iakob. the Lord - a Tabernacle for the God
Kratea Ktisas Heri tin Ktisin, world. For our God and Creator has of Jacob.
splaghnon orate plasmatos. O clothed Himself in created flesh, and
Vathos ploutou, ke Sofias ke Gnoseos He Who with His Strong Hand Idou ikousamen aftin en Efratha, Behold, we heard of it in Ephratah; we
Theou! Os anexerevnita ta Krimata fashioned the Creation, reveals evromen aftin en tis pediis tou found it in the plains of the wood.
Aftou, ke anexihniasti i Odi Aftou. Himself in the Womb of Her whom drimou.
He formed. O the Depth of the Iselefsometha is ta Skinomata Afton. Let us enter into His Tabernacles.
riches of the Wisdom and Knowledge
of God! How unsearchable are His Proskinisomen is ton Topon, ou estisan i Let us worship at the Place where His
Judgements, and His Ways past Podes Aftou. Feet stood.
comprehension! Anastithi, Kyrie, is tin anapafsin Sou, Si Arise, O Lord, into Thy Rest, Thee and
STIHOS Kyrieisakikoa tin akoin Sou ke VERSE: O Lord,I have heard the report ke i Kivotos tou Agiasmatos Sou. the Ark of Thy Holiness.
efovithin Katenoisa ta Erga Sou ke of Thee, and was afraid; I I Ieries Sou endisonte Dikeosinin, ke i Osii Thy Priests shall clothe themselves in
exestin. considered Thy Works and was Sou Agalliasonte. Righteousness, and Thy Saints shall
exceedingly astonished. greatly rejoice.
Akouge Ourane, ke enotizou i Gi. Hearken, O Heaven, and listen, O Earth. Eneken David tou doulou Sou, mi For Thy servant, Davids sake, do not
Salefthito ta Themelia, epilaveto Let the foundations be shaken, and apostepsis to prosopon tou Hristou turn away from the face of Thine
tromos ta katahthonia. Oti O Theos let trembling lay hold upon the Sou. Anointed.
te ke Ktisis, sarkos isedi plasin. Ke O nethermost parts of the world. For
Kratea Ktisas Heri tin Ktisin, our God and Creator has clothed Omose Kyrios to David Alithian, ke ou The Lord swore to David this Truth and
splaghnon orate plasmatos. O Himself in created flesh, and He Who mi athetisi aftin: Ek karpou tis He shall not reject It: I shall set
Vathos ploutou, ke Sofias ke Gnoseos with His strong Arm fashioned the kilias Sou thisome epi tou Thronou upon thy throne One from the Fruit
Theou! Os anexerevnita ta Krimata Creation reveals Himself in the Sou: Ean filaxonte i vii Sou tin of thy loins. If thy sons keep My
Aftou, ke anexihniasti i Odi Aftou. Womb of her whom He formed. O diathikin mou, ke ta martyria mou Covenant and these Testimonies I
the depth of the riches of the tafta, a didaxo aftous, ke i vii afton shall teach them, then their sons
Wisdom and Knowledge of God! eos tou eonos kathiounte epi tou shall sit upon your throne forever.
How unsearchable are His thronou sou.
Judgements, and His Ways past Oti exelexato Kyrios tin Sion, iretisato For the Lord has chosen Zion; He chose
comprehension! aftin is katikian e afto: Afti i her for His Dwelling: This is My
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, katapafsis Mou is Eona eonos, ode Place of Rest unto Ages of ages.
and to the Holy Spirit katikiso, oti iretisamin aftin. Here I shall dwell, for I have chosen
FESTAL IDIOMELONS NATIVITY OF CHRIST - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
her.
Tin thiran aftis Evlogon Evlogiso tous Blessing, I shall Bless her provision; I
Defte Hristofori lai katidomen, Thavma Come ye people, Bearers of Christ, and ptohous aftis hortaso arton. Tous shall satisfy her poor with bread;
pasan enian, ekpliton ke sinehon. Ke let us behold Wonders that strike iris aftis endiso sotirian, ke i Osii and I shall clothe her Priests with
evsevos proskinountes, Pisti and hold fast every mind with aftis agalliasi agalliasonte. Salvation, and her Saints shall
animnisomen. Simeron pros amazement: and in reverent worship,

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rejoice exceedingly with Great Joy. Mou. My Name.
Eki exantelo keras to David. Itimasa There I shall cause to spring up a Kekraxete pros Me, ke epakousome He shall call upon Me, and I will hear
lihnon to Hristo Mou. Tous horn for David. There I prepared a aftou. him.
ehthrous aftou endiso eshinin. Epi Lamp for My Anointed. His Met aftou Imi en thlipsi - Exeloume I Am with him in affliction - I will
de afton exanthisi to agiasma mou. enemies I shall clothe with shame.
afton, ke Doxaso afton. Deliver him and Glorify him.
Upon him shall My Sanctification
flourish. Makrotita imeron empliso afton, ke With length of days I will satisfy him
PSALM 90/91 dixo afto to Sotirion Mou. and show him My Salvation.
A PRAYER FOR THE DEPARTED & OF CONFIDENCE IN ALMIGHTY GODS DIVINE PROTECTION

O katikon en Voitheia tou Ipsistou, en He Who dwells in the Help of the Most Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
skepi tou Theou tou Ouranou High shall lodge in the Shelter of the Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
avlisthisete. God of Heaven. eonon. ever and unto the Ages of ages.
Eri to Kyrio: Antiliptor mou is, ke He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my Amin. Amen
Katafigi mou O Theos mou, ke Elpio Protector and my Refuge, my God. I Alleluia [3] Doxa Si, O Theos, Doxa Alleluia (3) Glory to Thee, O God,
ep afton. Oti aftos risete se ek will hope in Him, for He shall free me Si! (3) Glory to Thee! (3)
pagidos thirefton, ke apo logou from the snare of the hunters, and
tarahodous. from every troubling word. Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord, have Mercy. (3)
En tis metafrenis aftou episkiasi Si, ke He shall overshadow Thee with His Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ipo tas Pterigas Aftou Elpiis. Shoulders, and under His Wings and to the Holy Spirit
Thou shall hope. FESTAL APOLYTIKION - FOREFEAST OF THE NATIVITY - TONE 4
Oplo kiklosi Se i Alithia Aftou. With a Shield His Truth shall encircle Etimazou Vithleem, inikte pasin i Edem. Prepare, O Bethlehem, Eden is opened
Thee. Evtrepizou Efratha, oti to Zilon tis to all! Be ready, O Ephrata, for the
Ou fovithisi apo fovou nikterinou, apo Thou shall not be terrified by fear at Zois, en to Spyleo exinthisen ek tis Tree of Life in the Grotto has
velous petomenou imeras, apo night, nor by an arrow that flies by Parthenou. Paradisos ke gar, i ekinis Blossomed from the Virgin! As
pragmatos en skoti diaporevomenou, day, nor by things moving in gastir, edixthi noitos, en O to Thion Paradise Her Womb is Spiritually
apo simptomatos demoniou darkness, nor by mishap or demons Fiton, ex ou fagontes zisomen, ouhi Revealed in which is found the God-
mesimvrinou. of noonday. de os O Adadm tethnixometha, planted Tree, from which if we eat,
Hristos Gennate, tin prin pesousan, we shall Live and shall not die, as did
Pesite ek tou klitous Sou hilias, ke mirias A thousand shall fall at Thy side and anastison ikona. Adam of old. Christ is Born, so that
ek dexion Sou, pros se de ouk engii. then a thousand at Thy right hand, He might Raise up the formerly
yet it shall not come near Thee. fallen Image.
Plin tis ofthalmis Sou katanoisis, ke Thou shall observe with Thine eyes, and Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
antapodosin amartolon opsi. Thou shall see the reward of sinners. eonon. Ages.
Oti Si Kyrie, i Elpis mou! For Thou, O Lord, art my Hope! Amin Amen
Ton Ipsiston ethou katafigin Sou. Thou made the Most High Thy Refuge. THEOTOKION

Ou proselefsete pros Se kaka, ke mastix Evils shall not come to Thee, nor shall a Oti ouk ehomen parrisian dia ta polla As there is no boldness in us because
ouk engii en to skinomati Sou, oti tis scourge draw near Thy dwelling, for imon amartimata, Si ton ek Sou of the multitude of our sins, do
Angelis aftou entelite peri Sou, tou He shall command His Angels gennithenta disopison, Theotoke Thou, O Virgin Theotokos, Intercede
diafilaxe Se en pases tes Odis Sou. concerning Thee, to keep Thee in all Parthene. Polla gar Ishii Deisis Mitros with Thy Son Whom Thou hast
Thy Ways. pros evmenean Despotou. Mi paridis Borne, for the entreaty of a Mother
amartolon ikesias i Pansemnos, oti has Great Power to win the favour of
Epi hiron arousi Se, mi pote proskopsis In their hands they shall bear Thee up,
Eleimon esti, ke Sozin Dinamenos, O the Master. Despise not, O All
pros lithon ton Poda Sou. lest Thou strike Thy Foot against a ke pathin iper imon katadexamenos. Venerable Lady, the Prayers of
stone. sinners, for He Who took upon
Epi aspida ke vasiliskon epivisi, ke Thou shall tread upon the asp and the Himself to suffer for our sake is
katapatisis leonta ke drakonta. basilisk1, and Thou shall trample the Merciful and Strong to Save.
lion and the dragon. FESTAL IDIOMELONS OF THE NATIVITY TONE 1
Oti ep Eme ilpise, ke Risome afton. For he hoped in Me, and I will Deliver
Skepaso afton, oti egno to Onoma
Defte Pisti eparthomen Entheos, ke Come, O ye Faithful, Inspired by God,
him. I will shelter him for he knew katidomen. Sigkatavasin Theikin let us arise and behold the Divine
anothen, en Vithleem. Pros imas Condescension from on High that is
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emfanos. Ke noun katharthentes, ton made manifest to us in Bethlehem.
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