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Stili sofrosinis empsihos, ke Anna the renowned, appearing as

lampron doheion, apostilvon an animate Pillar of Chastity


haritis, i Anna i evkleis fanisa and a bright Container shining
tetoke, tin provolone alithos, tis
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
with Grace, truly gave birth to
Parthenias to Thion Archdiocese of Good Hope
apavthisma, tin pases progeny of her own: the
Parthenikes, ke Parthenias efflorescence Divine of
pothouses to harisma, to tis Virginity. And, manifestly, the
Parthenias kallos,
vravevousan, ke parehousan
psi, tis Pistis to Mega Eleos
emfanos Maiden awards Virginity’s
Beauty to all Virgins, and to
Sunday Matins
those who truly yearn for the
Grace of Virginity, and She 12 September 2010
freely grants to all Faithful
Great Mercy. Sunday Before The Exaltation Of The Holy Cross
The Apodosis/Leavetaking Of The Nativity Of The Ever Blessed Theotokos;
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati Son, and to the Holy Spirit 16th Sunday Of St Matthew - The Eternal Kingdom Of Heaven
Of the Nativity of Blessed Theotokos - Tone (6) Plagal 2
The Feast Of St Automos The Hieromartyr; St Coronatos The Hieromartyr Of Nicomedia (Iconium); St
Afti i imera Kyriou, agalliasthe, lai. This is the Lord’s Day, O People! Theodore The Holy Martyr Of Alexandria; St Bassian Of Tiksnensk (Totemsk); St Simeon The Tailor &
Idou gar tou Fotos O nimfon ke i Be filled with gladness! Wonder Worker Of Verkhoturye – Translation Of Relics; St Julian The Hieromartyr & Other Holy
vivlos tou Logout is Zois ek Martyrs Of Galatia; St Athanasios Of Serpukhov; St Dositheos The Hieromartyr Of Tbilisi
Behold! The Bridal Chamber of
Gastros proelilithe. Kei kata
anatolas pili apokiithisa Light and the Book of the
prosmeni tin isodon tou iereos Word of Life has come forth
tou megalou, moni ke monon from the Womb. The Temple
isagousa Hriston is tin Gate that faces East has been
ikoumenin, pros Sotirian ton born, and She awaits the Entry
psihon imon. of the Great High Priest. Only
She introduces Christ alone to
the whole world, for the
Salvation of our souls.
Theotokion
The Congregation Must Stand
✞Iperevlogimeni Iparhis, Theotoke ✞ Most Blessed art Thou, O Virgin
Parthene, dia gar tou ek Sou Theotokos: for through Him
Sarkothentos O Adis ihmalotiste, Who became Incarnate of Thee,
O Adam anakeklite, i katara Tone (7) Varys/Grave
Hell is led captive, Adam is Resurrection Gospel 5 Luke 24:12 – 35
nenekrote, i Eva ileftherote, O
Thanatos tethanatote ke imis recalled from the dead, the Eothinon 5
ezoopiithimen. Dio animnountes Curse is made void, Eve is set Katavasias Of The Holy Cross
Voomen. Evlogitos Hristos O free, Death is slain, and we
Theos imon, O outos evdokisas, have been endowed with Life. (To Be Used In Conjunction With The Matins Service Book)
✞ Doxa Si! Wherefore we cry aloud,
extolling in song: Blessed art OUR ETERNAL GRATITIUDE TO GOD FOR THE ORIGINAL TEXT & TRANSLATION BY FATHER SERAPHIM DEDES -THE
HOLY MONASTERY OF ST GREGORY PALAMAS - ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA
Thou, O Christ our God, in http://sgpm.goarch.org/ematins
Great Doxology & Resurrection
Apolytikion  Whose Sight it is thus well/
pleasing. ✞ Glory to Thee! NOT FOR MATERIAL PROFIT
The Divine Liturgy Follows Immediately After The Doxology
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Paternity, O Godly One, for the
God/receiving Maiden, the
Tabernacle of our God, the
Mountain All Holy, has been
bestowed to us through Thee.
Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Praise Him with tuneful cymbals,
Enite Afton en kimvalis praise Him with cymbals of
alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato jubilation! Let every breath
ton Kyrion. praise the Lord!
O tou paradoxou Thavmatos! I What a paradoxical Miracle! That
Pigi tis Zois, ek tis stiras tiktete. the Fountain of Life from a
I Haris Karpogonin, lampros barren wife is born, that Grace,
aparhete. Evfrenou Ioakim, tis
fulgent, may commence
Theotokou genitor genomenos.
Ouk estin allos os Si, ton bearing its Fruit henceforth. Be
gigenon gennitoron Theolipte. I Joyous, O Joachim, having
gar Theodohos Kori, tou Theou become the God/bearer’s
to skinoma, to Panagion Oros, Progenitor! There is no one
dia Sou imin dedorite. else like Thee in generations of
Paternity, O Godly One, for the
God/receiving Maiden, the
Tabernacle of our God, the
Mountain All Holy, has been
bestowed to us through Thee.
STIHOS:Akouson, Thigater, ke ide, VERSE: Hear, O Daughter! Behold
ke klinon to ous Sou, ke and incline Thine ear, and
epilathou tou laou Sou, ke tou forget Thy People and Thy
Ikou tou Patros Sou, ke Father’s House; for the King
epithmisi O Vasilefs tou desired Thy Beauty.
kallous Sou.
O tou paradoxou Thavmatos! O What a paradoxical Miracle! The
ek stiras karpos, analampsas
barren one’s Fruit is brought
nevmati, tou panton
Dimiourgou ke Pnatokratoros, forth at the Command of Him
evtonos tin kosmikin, ton Who has made all things, and
Agathon dialelike stirosin. our Almighty God; and deftly
Miteres sin ti mitri, tis He has Redeemed the worldly
Theotokou horevsate, krazouse. realm that was sterile of His
Keharitomeni here! Meta Sou O
Good Things. O Mothers, in
Kyrious, O parehon to kosmo,
dia So to Mega Eleos! chorus join the Theotokos’ own
Mother, and cry aloud: O Lady
Full of Grace: Rejoice! For the
Lord is with Thee, and at Thine
Intercession, He bestows Great
Mercy on the world!
STIHOS: To Prosopon Sou VERSE: The wealthy shall entreat
Litanefsousin i plousii tou
Laou. Thy Favour

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Anastasin Hristou theasameni, Psalm 117 /118 – Tone (7) Varys/Grave
Having seen the Resurrection of PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
proskinisomen Agion Kyrion,
Iisoun ton Monon Anamartiton. Christ, let us worship Holy Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has
Lord Jesus, the only Sinless Evlogimenos O ergomenos en appeared to us. Blessed is He
One. Onomati Kyriou! Who comes in the Name of the
Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; Lord!
Afton. Enite Afton kata to praise Him according to the STIHOS 1:Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti VERSE 1: Give thanks to the Lord,
plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou. greatness of His Majesty.
agathos, oti is ton eona to eleos for He is Good; His Mercy
Hristou tin Anastasin, We do not cease to worship aftou!* endures forever!
proskinountes ou pavometha:
Aftos gar imas esosen, ek ton
Christ’s Resurrection, for He Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has
anomion imon: Agios Kyrios has Saved us from our Evlogimenos O ergomenos en appeared to us. Blessed is He
Iisous, O dixas tin Anastasin. iniquities, Holy is Lord Jesus Onomati Kyriou! Who comes in the Name of the
Who showed forth the Lord!
Resurrection. Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me,
STIHOS 2: VERSE 2:All the nations surrounded
Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Praise Him with the sound of the ke to Onomati Kyriou iminamin me, but in the Name of the
Enite Afton en psaltirio ke trumpet; praise Him with lute aftous.
Lord I drove them back.
kithara. and harp.
Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has
Ti antapodosomen to Kyrio, peri What return shall we make to the Evlogimenos O ergomenos en appeared to us. Blessed is He
panton on antapedoken imin? Lord for all that He has given Onomati Kyriou! Who comes in the Name of the
Di imas Theos en anthropis: back to us? For us God came Lord!
dia tin kataftharisan fisin, O
among men; for our corrupted
Logos sarx egeneto, ke STIHOS 3:Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke VERSE 3: This is the Lord’s doing,
eskinosen en imin: pros tous nature the Word became Flesh
esti thavmasti en ofthalmis and it is marvellous in our
aharistous O evergetis: pros and dwelt amongst us: the
imon. eyes.
tous ehmaltous O elevtherotis: Benefactor to the ungrateful;
pros tous en skoti kathimenous, the Liberator to the prisoners;
Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has
O Ilios tis dikeosinis: epi ton Evlogimenos O ergomenos en appeared to us. Blessed is He
the Sun of Justice to those Onomati Kyriou!
Stavron O apathis: epi ton Adin Who comes in the Name of the
who sat in darkness; the
to Fos: epi ton thanaton i Zoi: i Lord!
Anastasis dia tous nesontas, Impossible to the Cross; the
Apolytikion of the Resurrection – Tone (7) Varys/Grave
pros on voisomen: O Theos Light to Hades; Life to Death;
imon, Doxa Si! Resurrection for the fallen; to Katelisas to Stavro Sou ton By Thy Cross Thou destroyed
Him we cry out: O our God: thanaton. Ineoxas to listi ton Death; Thou opened Paradise
Paradison. Ton Miroforon ton to the Thief; Thou changed the
Glory to Thee!
thrinon metevales ke tis sis
Stihera of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Theotokos funeral wail of the Myrrh/
Apostolis kirittin epetaxas, oti
Anestis, Hriste O Theos, bearing Women, and
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Praise Him with timbrel and
Commanded them to announce
Enite Afton en hordes ke dance, praise Him with strings parehon to kosmo to Mega
Eleos. to Thine Apostles that Thou
organo. and flute!
had Risen from the dead, O
O tou paradoxou Thavmatos! I What a paradoxical Miracle! That
Christ our God, Who bestows
Pigi tis Zois, ek tis stiras tiktete. the Fountain of Life from a
I Haris Karpogonin, lampros upon the world Great Mercy!
barren wife is born, that Grace,
aparhete. Evfrenou Ioakim, tis
fulgent, may commence
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Theotokou genitor genomenos. Pnevmati Son, and to the Holy Spirit
Ouk estin allos os Si, ton bearing its Fruit henceforth. Be
gigenon gennitoron Theolipte. I Joyous, O Joachim, having
gar Theodohos Kori, tou Theou become the God/bearer’s
to skinoma, to Panagion Oros, Progenitor! There is no one
dia Sou imin dedorite. else like Thee in generations of

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Nativity of the Ever Blessed Theotokos - Tone 4 Exaposteilarion - Nativity of the Ever Blessed Theotokos -
I Gennisis Sou Theotoke hara Thy Nativity, O Theotokos, has Tone 2
eminise pasi ti ikoumeni, ek brought Joy to all earthly Agalonte ta perata, tis ikoumenis Today the reaches of the world
sou gar en etilen O ilios tis habitations; because from Thee simeron, en ti Gennisi Sou Kori,
Dikeosinis, Hristos O Theos are festive and most jubilant
has shone forth the Sun of Theokiitor Maria, ke Apirogame
imon; ke lisas tin kataran, Righteousness, Christ Jesus our because of Thy Birth, O Mary,
Nimfi. En i ke ton fisanton Se,
edoke tin Evlogian; ke Lord. And having loosened the the Maiden and Theotokos, and
to lipiron dielisas, tis ateknias
katargisas ton thanato, Curse from us, He granted the onidos, ke tis promitoros Evas, Virgin Bride who knew no man.
edorisatos imin, Zoin tin Blessing; and He abolished the tin en to tiktin kataran. In being born, Thou hast
Eonion. power of Death, and bestowed reversed the sad Reproach of
upon us, Life Eternal. barrenness on Thy Parents and

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Nowages.


and ever, and to the ages of the Curse in Childbirth on Eve,
our ancestral Mother.
eonon.
Amin Adam, anakenisthiti, ke Eva, O Adam, be renewed today; and
Amen megalinthiti. Profite Sin Thou, O Eve, be magnified. O
I Gennisis Sou Theotoke hara Thy Nativity, O Theotokos, has Apostolis horevsate ke dikeiis. Prophets with the Apostles
eminise pasi ti ikoumeni, ek brought Joy to all earthly Kini Hara en to kosmo, Angelon
sou gar en etilen O ilios tis togeth dance with the
habitations; because from Thee t eke anthrlpon. Ek ton dikeon
Dikeosinis, Hristos O Theos simeron, Ioakim ke tis Annis, Righteous. A common Joy in
has shone forth the Sun of
imon; ke lisas tin kataran, gennate i Theotokos. all the world is shared by
Righteousness, Christ Jesus our
edoke tin Evlogian; ke Angels and mankind. Today
Lord. And having loosened the
katargisas ton thanato, from Righteous Parentage,
edorisatos imin, Zoin tin Curse from us, He granted the
Blessing; and He abolished the from Joachim and Anna, is
Eonion.
power of Death, and bestowed born the True Theotokos.
Small Litany  upon us, Life Eternal. Lauds: Praises to God - Psalm 148
1st Kathismata of the Resurrection - Tone (7) Varys/Grave PRAISES TO THE LORD FROM ALL CREATION

I Zoi en to tafo anekito, ke sfragis When Life had been laid in the
Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Let everything that has breath
Enite ton Kyrion ek ton praise the Lord. Praise the
en to litho epekito, os Vasilea Tomb and a seal laid upon the Ouranon. Enite Afton en tis Lord from the Heavens; praise
ipnounta, stratiote efilatton stone, soldiers guarded Christ ipsistis. Si prepi imnos to Theo. Him in the Highest. To Thee
Hriston, ke Angeli edoxazon, os
as a sleeping King and Angels Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli praise is due, O God.
Theon athanaton, Ginekes de
ekravgazon: Anesti O Kyrios, glorified Him as Immortal Aftou. Enite Afton, pase e Praise Him, all His Angels; praise
parehon to kosmo to Mega Eleos God, while Women cried aloud: Dinamis Aftou. Si prepi Him, all His Powers. To Thee
The Lord has Risen, granting imnos to Theo. praise is due, O God.
the world His Great Mercy! TONE (7) VARYS /GRAVE - Stihera Of The Resurrection
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati Son, and to the Holy Spirit
Tou piise en aftis krima To execute upon them the
engrapton. Doxa afti este Judgement that is decreed;
Ti trimero tafi Sou skilevsas ton By Thy Burial for three day Thou pasi tis Osiis Aftou. such Glory will be for all His
thanton, ke ftharenta ton despoiled Death, and by Thy Holy Ones.
anthropon, ti Zoiforo egersi
Sou, Anastisas Hriste O Theos, Life/bearing Rising Thou Anesti Hristos ek nekron, lisas Christ has Risen from the dead,
os Filantropos: Doxa Si! raised corrupted humanity, O thanatou ta desma: loosing the bonds of Death:
Christ God, as Thou lovest Evangelizou gi Haran Megalin: earth proclaims the Good
mankind: Glory to Thee! enite Ourani Theou tin Doxan.
Tidings of Great Joy: Heaven
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of Enite ton Theon en tis Agiis sings out the Glory of God!
eonon. Afton. Enite Afton en
ages.
stereomati tis Dinameos Praise God in His Saints; praise
Amin. Amen Aftou. Him in the firmament of His
Power.

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Allotrion tis anomis esti Doxazin, Estranged indeed from the Of the Nativity of the Ever Blessed Theotokos
tin anarhon Triada, Patera ke lawless is Glorifying, the Anavoison David, ti omose Si O Shout, O David, and declare: what
Ion te, ke to Agion Pnevma, tin Trinity Eternal, the Father and Theos? A mi omose fisi, ke
aktiston pagkratorian, di is O Oath did God swear to Thee?
the Son, Who with the All Holy ekpepliroken idou, ek tou And he answered: “What He
simpas kosmos idraste, to karpou tis kilias mou dous tin
nevmati tou Kratous Aftis. Spirit, is Uncreated God swore, behold: He also has
Parthenon. Ex is O plastourgos,
Almighty, through Whom the fulfilled, for He has granted the
Hristos O Neos Adam, etehthi
whole wide world is held in Vasilefs, epi tou Thronou mou. Virgin as the Furit of my loins.
sway, by order of His Ke Vasilefi simeron, O ehon tin From Her has Christ, the New
Awesome Might. Vasilian asalefton. I stira tikti, Adam and Fashioner, been
Ke tin Theotokon, ke trofon tis zois
nin ke Ai ke is tous Eonas Now and ever, and to the Ages
imon.
born, as it is written, to be King
ton eonon. of ages. on my Throne. And He Whose
Amin Amen Reign is unshakable is reigning
today and forevermore. The
Ehorisas en Gastri Sou Thou carried within Thy Womb,
barren woman bears the
Parthenomitor, ton ena tis O Virgin Mother, a Person of
Triados Hriston ton Vasilea, on Theotokos, the Nourisher of
the Trinity: Christ the King
imni pasa ktisis, ke tremousin i our Life!”
and Master. All Creation sings 2nd Kathisma of the Resurrection – Tone (7 ) Varys/Grave
ano throni, afton disopi
pansevasmie, sothine tas psihas His Praises as Thrones Above
imon. are seized with trembling. Esfragismenou tou mnimatos, i Zoi While the Tomb was sealed,
ek tafou anetilas Hriste O Christ God, Thou Dawned, O
Entreat Him fervently, O All
Theos: ke ton thiron Life, from the grave; and while
Honoured Maiden, to grant keklismenon, tis Mathites
Salvation to our souls. the doors were shut, Thou, the
epestis, i pantaon anastasis:
The K at av a sia of t he 9 t h Od e Pnevma evthes di afton Resurrection of all, came to
egkenizon imin, kata to Mega Thy Disciples, through them
Mystikos is, Theotoke, Paradisos, Thou art the Mystical Paradise, O Sou Eleos. renewing a right Spirit in us,
ageorgitos vlastisasa Hriston, if Theotokos; for that Thou, according to Thy Great Mercy!
ou to tou stavrou zoiforon en gi being Untilled, budded forth
pefitourgite dendron. Di ou nin ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Christ, by Whom was planted Pnevmati
ipoumenou proskinountes afton, Son, and to the Holy Spirit
on earth the Life/giving Tree of
se megalinomen. Epi to mnima edramon ginekes, Bringing sweet spices with their
the Cross. Wherefore, as we meta dakrion Mira ferouse, ke
Small Litany – Praises to the Lord  tears, the Women ran to the
adore It being elevated, we stratioton filassonton se, ton ton
magnify Thee olon Vasilea, elegon pros eaftas: Tomb, and while soldiers
Fi ft h E x a po ste i la ri on Tis apokilisi imin ton lithon? guarded Thee, the King of all,
they said to one another: Who
I Zoi ke Odos Hristos, ek nekron Verily, Christ Who is the Way and will roll away the stone for us?
to Kleopa, ke to Louka the Life, after His Resurrection
sinodefsen, is per ke The Angel of Great Counsel has
from the Dead, accompanied
epegnosthi is Emmaous, Risen, trampling on Death. All
klon ton arton, on psihe ke Luke and Cleopas, who had
recognised Him in Emmaus, in Powerful Lord: Glory to Thee!
kardthie, keomene
etighanon, ote toutis elali, en the breaking of the bread, Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of
ti odo, ke Grafis irmineven a whose hearts and souls were eonon. ages.
ipesti. Meth on Igerthi
kraxomen, ofthi te ke to
inflamed as He spoke to them Amin Amen
along the way, explaining to
Petro! Of the Nativity of the Ever Blessed Theotokos – Tone 4
them from the Scriptures about
all that He had suffered. Let Ek tis rizis Iesse, ke ex osfios tou Unto us is born today, Mary, the
us, therefore, shout with them, David, i Theopes Mariam, Child of God, as the Branch
crying: Verily, the Lord has tiktete simeron imin, ke from Jesse’s Root, as the Fruit
Risen and appeared to Peter! neourgite i simpasa ke

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Theourgite. Sigharite omou, O of David’s loins, and recreated Tr o p ari a o f the Se co nd Ca no n
Ouranos ke i gi; enesate aftin, e and deified is all Creation. O
patrie ton ethnon. Ioakim ✞Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas. ✞ Most Holy Theotokos, Save us
Heaven and earth, rejoice in
evfrenete, ke Anna panigirizi
unison! Sing praises to Her, O Epaxion Theomitor tis sis Agnias, O Mother of God, as deserving of
kravgazousa.; I stira tikti, tin ton tokon ekpliroso di
Theotokon, ke trofon tis Zois all Gentile clans: Joachim is Thy Pure Virtue, Thy Birth
epangelias, ti pote gar akarpo, fulfils a solemn Promsie. To
imon. exultant, and Anna is theovlastos karpos edothis, dio
celebrating, crying out: “The her, the Barren One, a Fruit
se pase e file tis gis apavstos
barren woman bears the makarizomen. from God has been granted;
EVLOGITARIA, TRISAGION & SMALL
LITANY Theotokos – the Nourisher of hence all the clans that dwell
our Life!” on earth unceasingly
Iperkoi – Tone (7) Varys/Grave prounounce Thee Blessed.
O imeteran morfin analavon, ke Christ God, Who took our form ✞Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas. ✞ Most Holy Theotokos, Save us
ipominas Stavron Somatikos, and endured the Cross in the Peplirote tou voontos i profitia, fisi Fulfilled is the Prophecy of him
soson me ti Anastasi Sou, Hriste Body, Save me by Thy gar, anastiso skinin tin
O Theos, os filanthropos. who called out saying: I shall
Resurrection, as Thou Lovest peptokiian, tou ierou David, en
Si, ahrante protipothisan, di is O raise up my tent, which has
mankind. fallen. Thus David the Holy, O
simpas ton anthropon hous, is
The Anabathmi – Tone (7) Varys/Grave soma aneplasthi Theo. Pure One, speak of Thee in
ANTIPHONON A Tin ehmalosian Sion ek ANTIPHON 1O Saviour, Thou delivered augur, though whom the
planis epistrepsas kame, Sotir, Zion held captive by error. Compass of all human dust
Zooson, exeron doulopathias. Raise me also from the will be formed into a Body for
servitude of my passions, and ✞Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas. God.
grant me Life. Ta spargana proskinoumen Sou ✞ Most Holy Theotokos, Save us
En to noto O spiron thlipsis, nistias He who sows sorrow in the South Theotoke, doxazomen ton donta Thy swaddling clothes we revere,
meta dakrion, outos haras and Fasting with tears shall karpon ti prooin stira, ke O Pure Theotokos, and glorify
drepsete dragmata aizootrofias anixanta mitran, tin agonon ek
bountifully reap nourishment the Giver of Fruit to one once
paradoxou, pii gar panta osa
everlasting. voulete, Theos on pantexousios. barren; for He Wondrously
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞Glory to the Father, and to the opened an infertile womb, and
Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is Son and to the Holy Spirit, makes to be all that He will to
tous eonas ton eonon. Now and ever and to the Ages be, for He is god and All
of Ages. Powerful.
✞Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas.
Amin Amen ✞ Most Holy Theotokos, Save us
Evlastisas nimfotoke Anna
✞Agio Pnevmati, Pigi ton Thion ✞The Holy Spirit is the Well/ Theofron, ek mitras par elpida, Thou blossomed forth, beyond
Thisavrismaton, ex ou Sofia, spring of Divine Treasures ke ex epangelias, parthenofiton hope, yet as it was Promised, O
sinesis, fovos. Afto enesis, from Whom comes Wisdom, anthos, Theovlaston Agnias Godly/minded, Bride/bearing
Doxa, Timi ke Kratos. kallos, dio Se pantes
Prudence, and Awe. To Him Anna from Thy Belly: a True
makarizomen, os rizan tis Zois
belongs Praise, Glory, Honour Virgin Petaled Flower who
imon
and Power. Blossomed God, and Virtue’s
Unless the Lord builds Beauty; therefore, as the very
ANTIPHONON B Ean mi Kyrios ikodomisi ANTIPHON 2

Ikon ton tis psihis, matin Root of our lives, we one and
the house of the soul, we
kopiomen. Plin gar Aftou, ou all pronounce Thee Blessed.
labour in vain. For without
proxis, ou logos telite. Him, neither word nor deed can ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to
be accomplished. Pnevmati the Son, and to the Holy
Spirit

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Magnificat  grants Life to all for evermore! Tou Karpou tis Gastros i Agii The Saint, the Fruit of the Womb,
. Pnematokinitos, Anavlastousi Spiritually Inspire and
Od e 9 – N ativ ity o f T he oto ko s - Fi rs t Ca no n patroa Dogmata iithesias.
TONE 2 – THE HIERMOS
Regenerate the Teachings of
our Fathers, concerning our
I ton pro iliou fostira, ton Theon O Lady, in Thy Virginal Belly Thou
exanastilanta, somatikos imin adoption by God.
ineffable carried God, the
epidimisanta, ek lagonon Luminary Who arose before the ✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞Glory to the Father, and to the
Parthenikon, afrastos Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
sun, and the One Who came
somatosasa, Evlogimeni tous eonas ton eonon. Now and ever, and to the Ages
Panagne, Se Theotoke down to us and dwelt among
of Ages.
Megalinomen. us bodily. O Blessed and All
Holy One, O Theotokos; we Amin Amen
magnify Thee! ✞Agio Pnemati, ta simpanta to ine ✞The Holy Spirit holds the
Troparia of the Nativity of the Ever Blessed Theotokos ehi. Pro panton gar Theos, ton existence of the world. He is,
olon Kyriotis, Fos aprositon, Zoi before all, Lord of all,
Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas Most Holy Theotokos: Save us ton panton. Unapproachable, Light and Life
O tis apithousi lais, ex akrotomou To the disobedient He poured out of all.
vlisas namata, tis evpithousin Water from a rock, but to the
ethnesi harizete, ek lagonon Nations who obey, He grants a ANTIPHONON Γ I fovoumeni ton Kyrion, ANTIPHON 3 They who fear the Lord
stirotikon, karpon is evfrosinin odous Zois evrontes, nin ke ai have found the Way of Life.
Gift: from the loins of one
imin, Se Theomitor ahrante, in makariounte doxi akirato. They are Blessed with pure
epaxios Megalinomen. barren came the Fruit that
glory, now and forever more.
brought us cheerfulness: Thou,
the Pure Mother of our God, Kiklo tis Trapezis Sou, os stelehi Rejoice, and be glad, O Shepherd,
Whom as is fitting we do vlepon ta ekgona Sou, here, seeing Thy descendants as
evfrenou, prosagon tafta ton
Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas magnify.
Hristo, pimenarha.
saplings round about Thy
Table, and offer them unto
Tin tis apotomou arheas, aneretin Most Holy Theotokos: Save us
apofaseos, ke tis promitoros tin Thou art She Who has rescinded Christ.
epanorthosin, tin tou genou tis
the severe Decree of ancient
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞Glory to the Father, and to the
pros Theon etian ikioseos, tin Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
pros ton Ktistin gefiran, Se times; and Thou art She Who
tous eonas ton eonon. Now and ever, and to the Ages
Theotoke Megalinomen. raised up our Progenitrix;
of Ages.
Thou art She Who has caused
our race to be re/adopted by Amin Amen
God – a Bridge to our Creator, ✞Agio Pnevmati, vithos ✞The Holy Spirit is the
O Blessed Theotokos, Thee do harismaton, ploutos Doxis, Abundance of Gifts, the Wealth
we magnify. krimaton vathos mega, of Glory, the Great Depth of
omodoxon Patri ke Io. Latevton
Ode 9 – Second Canon – Tone (8) Plagal 4 – The Hiermos gar.
Judgements, for He is
worshipped and is equal to the
Allotrion ton Miteron i Parthenia, Estranged indeed is virginity from
ke xenon tes Parthenis i Father and the Son in Glory.
all mothers, and foreign to all
Pedopiia, epi Si, Theotoke, virgins is creating children, but The Prokeimenon – Tone (7) Varys/Grave
amfotera okonomithi, Dio Se
pae e file tis gis, apavstos
in Thee, O Theotokos, the two IHOS 7 Anastithi, Kyrie O Theos TONE 7: Arise, O Lord, my God,
makarizomen. estates have been mou, ipsothito i Hir Sou, mi and let Thy Hand be lifted up:
accomplished; hence, all the epilathou ton peniton sou is forget not Thy poor forever.
telos. [2]
clans that dwell on earth
unceasingly pronounce Thee STIHOS Exomologisome Si, Kyrie, en VERSE I will confess unto Thee, O
Blessed. oli kardia mou.
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ODI 5 ODE 5
Anastithi, Kyrie O Theos mou, Arise, O Lord, my God, and let
ipsothito i Hir Sou, mi Thy Hand be lifted up: O Trismakariston xilon! En O O Thou Thrice/Blessed Tree,
epilathou ton peniton sou is forget not Thy poor forever. etathi Hristos, O Vasilefs ke whereon the Lord Christ the
telos. Kyrios. Di ou peptoken O xilo King was stretched, and
Gospel 5: Luke 24:12 – 35 apatisas, to en si deleasthis
through which he who was
OUR RISEN LORD JESUS APPEARS ALONG THE ROAD TO EMMAUS Theo to prospagenti sarki, to
parehonti tin irinin tes psihes beguiled by the tree fell, having
To kero ekino, O de Petros anastas So Peter arose and ran to the
imon. been beguiled by Thee, by the
edramen epi to Mnimion, ke Tomb; and stooping down, he God Who was nailed upon Thee
parakipsas vlepi ta othonia saw the linen cloths lying by
kimena mona, ke apilthe pros in the flesh, Who grants
themselves; and he departed, Salvation to our souls.
eavton, thavmazon to gegonos.
marvelling to himself at what ODI 6 ODE 6
had happened. Notiou thiros en splaghnis When Jonah in the belly of the
Ke idou dio ex afton isan Now behold, two of them were palamas Ionas stavroidos whale stretched forth his
porevomeni en afti ti imera is travelling that same day to a diekpetasas, to sotirion pathos hands in the form of a cross,
komin apehousan stadious prodietipou safos. Othen
village called Emmaus, which he foreshadowed clearly the
exikonta apo Ierousalim, i triimeros ekdis, tin iperkosmion
was seven miles from anastasin ipexografise Passion of Salvation; and when
Onoma Emmaous.
Jerusalem. tou sarki prospagentos Hristou he came out on the third
Ke afti omiloun pros allilous peri And they discussed together all tou Theou ke triimero egersi day, he symbolised the world/
panton ton simvevikoton touton. ton komon fotisantos. transcending Resurrection of
these things that had
happened. Christ, nailed upon Thee in the
Ke egeneto en to omilin aftous ke
So it was, while they conversed
Flesh, and Illuminating the
sizitin ke aftos O Iisous engisas world by His Third/day
sineporeveto aftis. and reasoned, that Jesus
Resurrection.
Himself drew near and went ODI 7 ODE 7
with them. Eknoon prostagma tirannou The mad command of the infidel
I de ofthali afton ekratounto tou mi But their eyes were restrained, so dissevous laous eklonise, pneon tyrant shook the Nations,
epignoni afton. that they did not recognise apilis ke disfimias theostigous.
breathing forth threats and
Omos tris pedas ouk edimatose
Him. blasphemies loathed of God.
thimos thiriodis, ou pir vromion.
Ipe de pros aftous: Tines i logi outi And He said to them: “What kind All’ antihounti drosovolo But the three Youths were not
ous antivallete pros allilous of conversation is this that you pnevmati piri sinontes epsalon. terrified by the bestial terror,
peripatountes ke este have with one another as you O iperimnitos ton pateron ke nor the consuming fire; for
skithropi? walk and are sad?” imon Theos, Evlogitos I! being together amidst the fire
Apokrithis de O is, O Onoma Then the one whose name was blown forth by a Dewy Breeze,
Kleopas, ipe pros Afton: Si
Cleopas answered and said to they sang: “O Thou exceedingly
monos Parikis en Irousalim ke
ouk egnos ta genomena en afti Him: “Art Thou the only praised: Blessed art Thou, God
en tes imeres taftes? Stranger in Jerusalem, and does of our fathers!”
ODI 8 ODE 8
Thou not know the things that
have happened there in these ✞Enoumen, evlogoumen ke ✞We praise, we Bless and we
days?” proskinoumen ton Kyrion! worship the Lord!
Ke ipen aftis: Pia? And He said to them: “What Evlogite, pedes tis Triados O ye Youths, equal in number to
things?” isarithmi, dimiourgon Patera
the Trinity, Bless the Father,
I de ipon Afton: Ta peri Isou tou
So they said to Him: “The things
Theon. Imnite ton sigkatavanta
the God Creator: Praise the
Nazoreou, os egeneto anir Logon ke to pir is droson
concerning Jesus of Nazareth, metapiisanta. Ke iperipfoute Word Who condescended and
Profitis Dinatos en Ergo ke Logo
Who was a Prophet Mighty in to pasi zoin parehon Pnevma turned the fire to a Dewy
enantion tou Theou ke pantos
Deed and Word before God and panagion is tou eonas Breeze; and exalt more and
tou laou, opos te paredokan
all the people; and how the
Afton i arhiris ke i arhontes more the All Holy Spirit, Who

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Ti afti imera, Mnimi ton Agion On this day we Commemorate the imon is krima thanatou ke Chief Priests and our Rulers
estarosan Afton. delivered Him to be condemned
martiron Makedoniou, Holy Martyrs, St Macedonios, St to death, and crucified Him.
Tatianou, ke Theodoulou. Tatian, and St Theodoulos of
Phrygia, who were burnt alive
Imis de ilpizomen oti Aftos estin O “But we were hoping that it was He
mellon Litrousthe ton Israil. Who was going to Redeem
during the reign of Julian the Israel.
Apostate.
Alla ge sin pasi toutis tritin taftin “Indeed, besides all this, today is
Ti afti imera, mnimi tou Osiou On this day we Commemorate our imeran agi simeron af ou tafta the third day since these things
Daniil tou en to Thasio. Righteous Father, St Daniel of egeneto. happened.
Thasios. Alla ke Ginekes tines ex imon “Yes, and certain Women of our
Ti afti imera, O Agios Martis On this day the Holy Martyr, St exestisan imas genomeneorthrie company, who arrived at the
Okeanos piri telioute. Oceanos was Perfected in Holy epi to Mnimion. Tomb early, astonished us.
Martrydom by fire. Ke mi evrouse to Soma Aftou ilthon For they told us that when they did
Tes ton Agion Pateron Presvies, O By their Holy Intercessions, O God, legouse. Ke optasian Angelon not find His Body, they beheld a
eorakene, i legousin Afton zin! Vision of Angels who said He
Theos, eleison imas. have mercy on us was alive!
Amin Amen Ke apilthon tines ton sin imin epi to “And certain of those who were
The Katavasia of the Holy Cross - Tone 3 Mnimion, ke evron outo kathos with us went to the Tomb and
ODI 1 ODE 1 ke e ginekes ipon, Afton de ouk found it just as the women had
idon.
Stavron haraxas Mosis ep evthias, Verily, Moses having struck said; but Him they did not see.”
ravdon tin Erthron dieteme to horizontally with his rod,
Ke Aftos ipe pros aftous: O anoiti Then He said to them, “O foolish
Israil pezefsanti. Tin de ke vradis ti kardia tou pistevin ones, and slow of heart to
cleaving the Red Sea and
epistrepitikos Farao tis armasi epi pasin is elalisan i Profite. believe in all that the Prophets
causing Israel to cross on foot, Ouhi tafta edi pathin ton
krotisas inosen, ep evrous have spoken! Ought not the
diagrapas to aittiton oplon. Dio then having struck it Hriston ke iselthin is tin Doxan Christ to have suffered these
Hristo asomen, to Theo imon, transversely bringing it Aftou? things and to enter into His
oti Dedoxaste. together over Pharaoh and his Glory?”
chariots, traced the Cross, thus
Ke arxamenos apo Moiseos ke apo And beginning with Moses and all
symbolising that Invincible panton ton Profiton diirmineven the Prophets, He expounded to
Weapon. Wherefore, we praise aftis en pasis tes Grafes ta peri them in all the Scriptures the
Christ our God, for He has been Eaftou. Things concerning Himself.
ODI 3 ODE 3
Glorified.' Ke ingisan is tin komin ou Then they drew near to the village
eporevonto, ke Aftos prosepiito
Ravdos is tipon tou Mystiriou The rod is taken as a symbol of where they were going, and He
porrotero porevesthe. Ke
paralamvanete. To vlasto gar pareviasanto afton legontes: indicated that He would have
the Mystery; for by its budding,
prokrini ton ireas. Ti stirevousi Minon meth imon, oti pros gone further. But they
it designated the Priest. But
de proin Ekklisia nin exinithise esperan esti ke kekliken i imera. constrained Him, saying: “Abide
now the Tree of the Cross has
xilon Stavrou is kratos ke with us, for it is toward evening,
stereoma. blossomed forth with Might
and the day is far spent.”
and Steadfastness to the
Ke isilthe tou mine sin aftis. And He went in to stay with them.
hitherto barren Church.
ODI 4 ODE 4 Ke egeneto en to kataklithine Afton Now it came to pass, as He sat at
I met Afton lavon ton arton
Isakikoa, Kyrie, tis Ikonomias Sou have heard, O Lord, of the
Evlogise, ke klasas, epedidou
the table with them, that He
to mystirion, katenoisa ta Erga Mystery of Thy Dispensation, took bread, Blessed it and
aftis.
Sou ke edoxasa Sou tin Theotita. and have contemplated Thy broke it, and gave it to them.
Works. Wherefore, have I Afton de diinihthisan i ofthalmi, ke Then their eyes were opened and
Glorified Thy Godhead. epegnosan Afton. they recognised Him.

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Ke Aftos afantos egeneto ap afton. And He vanished from their sight. Kontakion of the Nativity of the Ever Blessed Theotokos – Tone 4
Ke ipon pros allilous: Ouhi i kardia And they said to one another: “Did Ioakim ke Anna onidismou Both Joachim and Anna from their
imon keomeni in en imin, os not our hearts burn within us ateknias, ke Adam ke Eva, ek tis sterility’s stigma, and Adam
elali imin en ti odo ke os while He spoke with us on the fthoras tou thanatou, and Eve from their mortality’s
diinigen imin tas Grafas? road, and while He opened the ileftherothisan, ahrante, en ti
ruin have been set free, O
Scriptures to us?” Agia Gennisi Sou, aftin eortazi
ke O laos sou, enohis ton Immaculate Maiden, by Thy
Ke anastantes afti ti ora And they arose that very hour and ptesmaton, litrothis en to krazin Holy Nativity. For this do Thy
ipestrepsan is Irousalim,ke returned to Jerusalem, and Si, i stira tikti tin Theotokon ke people celebrate, Redeemed
evron sinithrismenous tous found the Eleven and those who TROFON TIS ZOIS IMON.
endeka ke tous sin aftis, from the guilt of transgression,
were with them gathered as we cry to Thee: The Barren
legontas: Oti igerthi O Kyrios
ontas ke ofthi Simoni! together, saying: “The Lord is One bears the Theotokos, THE
Risen indeed, and has appeared NOURISHER OF OUR LIFE!
to Simon!” Oikos of the Nativity of the Ever Blessed Theotokos
Ke afti exigounto ta en ti odo ke os And they related all the things
egnosthi Aftis en ti klasi tou I prosevhi omou ke stenagmos, tis The Prayer with sigh, sterile and
that had happened along the stiroseos ke ateknoseos Ioakim t
artou. barren, of Joachim and Anna,
road, and how He was known eke Annis, evprosdektos ke is ta was well received by the Lord.
Resurrection Prayer, Psalm 50/51, Hymns Of Div ine to them by the breaking of ota Kyriou, elilithe, ke
It released them and the Fruit
Mercy, Prayers For Salvation  bread. evlastisan karpon zoiforon to
kosmo. O men gar prosevhin Who brought Life to the world
Kontakion of the Resurrection – Tone (7) Varys/Grave blossomed forth. For while he
en to ori eteli, i de en Paradiso
Ouketi to kratos tou thanatou, No longer does the might of Death onidos feri, alla meta haras, i offered Prayers upon the
ishise katehin tous vrotous: have power to keep mortals stira tikti tin Theotokon ke mountain, she bore reproach in
Hristos gar katilthe sintrivon, TROFON TIS ZOIS IMON. the garden. But then, with Joy,
captive: for Christ came down,
ke lion tas dinamis aftou:
breaking in pieces and the Barren One bore the
desmite O Adis, Profite
simfonos agallonte, epesti destroying its power. Now Theotokos: THE NOURISHER
legontes, Sotir tis en pisti: Hades is bound, the Prophets OF OUR LIFE!
exerhesthe i pisti is tin with Joy in unison declare: The Synaxarion for 11 September
Anastasin. Saviour has appeared to those Ti IB’ tou aftou minos, i proskinisis On the 12 th
day of this month we
with Faith. Come out you ton timion zilon, ke athlisis tou Commemorate the Veneration
Faithful to the Resurrection! Agiou Ieromartiros Aftonomou. of the Precious Staves and the
Oikos of the Resurrection – Tone (7) Varys/Grave Contest of the Holy
Etreme katothen ta katahthonia All that is beneath the earth, Hieromartyr St Autonous,
simeron, O Adis ke O thanatos Hades and Death, trembled Bishop of Italy, who was
ton ena tis Triados: i gi ekonito, today before One of the Trinity: martyred in Bithynia.
pilori de Adou idontes Se
eptixan: i ktisis de pasa sin tis
the earth quaked, the Gate/ Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Agiou On this day we Commemorate the
Profites herousa psalli Si, keepers of Hades, when they Ieromartiros Kournoutou, Holy Hieromartyr, St
saw Thee, quailed! All Episkopou Ikoniou. Coronatos, Bishop of Iconium.
peinikion odin to litroti imon
Theo, to katalisanti nin Creation, rejoicing wiht the On this day we Commemorate the
thanatou tin dinamin. Prophet, sins Thee a Song of
Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Agiou
Alalazomen ke voisomen to Ieromartiros Theodorou, Holy Hieromartyr, St Theodore,
Victory, our Redeemer and God Episkopou Alexandrias. Bishop of Alexandria.
Adam, ke tis ex Adam. Xilon
Who destroyed the power of
touton isigagen exerhesthe i
Death. Let us shout with Joy
Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Agiou On this day we Commemorate the
pisti is tin Anastasin. Martiros Ioulianou tou en Holy Martyr, St Julian of
and cry out to Adam and to Galatia.
Adam’s race: Come out, you Galatia.
Faithful, to the Resurrection!

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