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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

By the Grace of God Resurrection Vespers Hymns


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7-8 July 2018


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RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Ton sinanarhon Logon Patri ke The Word, Who with the Father and the
Pnevmati, ton ek Parthenou Spirit has no beginning, and Who,
Tehthenta is Sotirian imon, for our Salvation, was born of a
animnisomen, Pisti, ke Proskinisomen. Virgin, let us faithful believers hymn
Vespers Hymns – 6th Sunday After Pentecost Oti ivdokise sarki anelthin en to
Stavro ke Thanaton ipomine ke egire
and adore. For it was His Good
Pleasure to ascend the Cross in the
THE FEAST OF ST PROKOPIOS THE GREAT HOLY MARTYR tous tethneotas en ti Evdoxo Anastasi Flesh, and to Suffer Death, and
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW Aftou. through His own Glorious
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS Resurrection to raise the dead.
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE and to the Holy Spirit
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST PROKOPIOS – TONE 4
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me,
O Martys Sou, Kyrie, en ti Athlisi Aftou, Thy Martyr, O Lord, was worthily
to Stefos ekomisato tis aftharsias, ek awarded by Thee the Crown of
mou. Isakouson mou, Kyrie. O Lord! O Lord, when I cry out Sou tou Theou imon. Ehon gar tin
Kyrie, ekekraxa pros Se, to Thee, hear me! Hear my Incorruption, for he Contested for
Ishin Sou, tous tyrannous kathilen. Thee, our Immortal God. Since he
isakouson mou, proshes ti foni voice, when I cry out to Thee! Ethrfse ke demonon, ta anishira
tis deiseos mou, en to Hear me, O Lord! possessed Thy Power, he was able to
Thrasi, Aftou tes ikesies Hriste, Soson defeat the tyrats, dashing the
kekragene me pros Se, tas psihas imon.
isakouson mou Kyrie. demons’ powerless defiance. O
Christ our God, at his Fervent
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee Entreaties, Save our soul.
thimiama enopion Sou. like incense - the lifting up of Ke
Eparsis ton hiron mou Thisia my hands as the Evening
nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
eonon.
Esperini. Isakouson mou Kyrie! Sacrifice. Hear me, O Lord!
RESURRECTION STIHERA – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 Amin Amen
THEOTOKION - TONE 4
Exagage ek filakis tin psihin mou, tou Bring out of prison my soul, to
Exomologisasthe to Onomati Sou. Confess Thy Name. To ap’ eonos Apokrifon ke Angelis O Theotokos, through Thee was
Dia tou Timiou Sou Stavrou Hriste, By Thy Precious Cross, O Christ, Thou Agnoston Mystirion, dia Sou Theotoke revealed to us on earth, the
tis epi gis pefanerote. Theos en Mystery, which was hidden from
diavolon ishinas, ke dia tis hast put the devil to shame, and by
asighito enosi sarkoumenos. Ke Eternity, and which the Angels
Anastaseos Sou, to Kentron tis Thy Resurrection, Thou hast
Stavron ekousios iper imon themselves knew not: that God,
amartias ivlinas, ke esosas imas, ek annihilated the sting of sin, and
katadexamenos. Di ou Anastisas ton uniting Natures without confusion,
ton Pilon tou Thanatou. ✞ Doxazomen Thou hast Saved us from the Gates
Protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas became Man and accepted
Se Monogenes. of Death. ✞ We Glorify Thee, O Only
psihas imon. crucifixion voluntarily for our
Begotten!
Salvation; by virtue of which
Eme ipomenousi Dikei, eos ou The Righteous shall wait for me, until DISMISSAL BLESSINGS Resurrecting mankind whom He
antapodos mi. Thou Reward me. had first created, He Saved our
O tin Anastasin didous to geni ton He Who granted mankind souls from Death.
anthropon, os Provaton epi sfagin Resurrection, was led like a Lamb to
ihthi, efrixan touton i arhontes tou the slaughter. The princes of Hades
Edou, ke epirthisan pile odonire.
Iselilithe gar O Vasilefs tis Doxis
trembled before Him, and the Gates
of Agony were opened, for Christ the
St Hesychios the Priest
Hristos, legon tis en desmis. King of Glory entered in, declaring to Watchfulness is a Way of
Exelthete, ke tis en to skoti, those in bondage: Go forth! and to
anakaliptesthe. those in Darkness: Show yourselves! embracing every Virtue and every Commandment.
Let Light surround you.
Watchfulness is our heart’s Stillness –
Ek vatheon ekekraxa Si, Kyrie. Kyrie, Out of the depths I have cried to
isakouson tis fonis ou. Thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear my
and when free from mental images,
voice. Watchfulness is the Guarding of our intellect.
Mega Thavma! O ton aoraton Ktistis, What a Mighty Wonder! In His Love for
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Thee! O Athanastos. Defte Patrie ton Things, suffered in the Flesh, and He
Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, i tis And He established the world, which Ethnon, touton prokinisomen. Ti gar Who is Immortal, Rose. Come, all
ou salevthisete. shall not be moved. aftou Efsplaghnia ek planis you Nations, and let us worship Him.
risthentes, en trisin ipostasesn, ena We have learnt to praise One God in
Xeni Sou i Stavrosis, ke i en Adou Strange were Thy Crucifixion and Theon imnin memathikamen. Three Persons Who in His
kathodos, Filanthrope Iparhi. Descent into Hades, O Loving God, Compassion, Delivered us from
Skilefsas gar afton, ke tous pale for after despoiling hades, as God, error.
desmious sinanastisas eafto, Endoxos Thou raised up in Glory with Thyself
os Theos, ton Paradison anixas, those held captive in times of old, Genithito ta ota Sou prosehonta is tin Let Thine Ears be attentive to the
apolavin toutou ixiosas. Dio ke imin and Thou opened Paradise which fonin tis Deiseos mou. voice of my Supplication.
tis Doxazousi tin Sin Triimeron Thou permitted them to enjoy. Esperinin proskinisin prosferomen Si to O Light Who never fades, we offer Thee
Egersin, dorise ilasmon amartion, Cleanse us therefore, from sin, who anespero Foti, to epi teli ton Eonon os this Evening Worship, for in the
Pardisou ikitoras kataxion, os monos Glorify Thy Resurrection on the en esoptro dia sarkos, lampsanti to Fullness of time Thou filled the
Efsplaghnos. Third Day, and make us Worthy to kosmo, ke mehris Edou katelthonti, ke world with Light, Thy Flesh being a
dwell in Paradise, for Thou alone art to ekise skotos lisanti, ke to Fos tis mirror of Thy Splendour. Thou
Compassionate. Anastaseos tis ethnesi dixanti, descended into Hades, dispelled the
To Iko Sou prepi Agiasma, Kyrie, is Holiness is proper to Thy House, O Fotodota Kyrie, ✞ Doxa Si! Darkness, and manifested to all
makrotita imeron. Lord, unto length of days. Nations the Light of Resurrection. O
O di’ imas sarki parthos dexamenos, ke For our sake Thou accepted Suffering in Lord, Giver of Light: ✞ Glory to Thee!
Trimeros ek nekron anastas, tis the Flesh, and Rose from the dead Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
sarkos imon ta pathi therapefson, ke on the Third Day. Heal the passions tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
anastison ek ptesmaton halepon, of the flesh and raise us from our estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
Filanthrope, ke Soson imas. Grievous Iniquities, and Save us, O with Thee.
Loving God. Ton arhigon tis Sotirias imon, Hriston Let us Glorify Christ, the Author of our
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Doxologisomen. Aftou gar ek nekron Salvation, for by His Rising from the
and to the Holy Spirit anastantos, kosmos ek planis sesoste, dead, the world has been Saved from
MENAION – FESTAL APOSTIHA- ST PROKOPIOS – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 Heri Horos Angelon, fevgi demonon error. The Choir of Angels rejoices,
By the Mystical Beams of the Light- plani, Adam peson anistate, diavolos the error of demons flees, fallen
Tes Mystikes Lampidosi, tis iperfotou transcending Trinity Illumined, O katirgite. Adam is raised, and the devil is
Triados katavgazomenos, Martys Noble-minded Martyr, Prokopios, destroyed.
Prokopie genneofron, Thesi Theos Thou art a god by Adoption, Deified
hrimatizis, Theoumenos en methezi. by Participation. Wherefore, we
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
Othen tous Pisti telountas Sou tin Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
beseech Thee: preserve us from
Fosforon Eortin, ek pirasmon Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
diverse temptations as we faithfully
plitropon, perisoze Ses Presvies. ton Kyrion.
celebrate Thy Light-bearing Feast, by
Thine Intercessions. I tis koustodias enihounto ipo ton The guards were thus instructed by
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
paranomon. Kalipsate Hristou tin the evildoers: “Keep hidden the
eonon. Egersin, ke lavete argyria, ke ipate, Resurrection of Christ! Take the
ages.
oti imon kimomenon, ek tou mnimiou pieces of silver and say that as you
Amin Amen esilithi O nekros. Ti side, tis ikouse were sleeping, the Body was stolen
THEOTOKION – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 nekron klapenta pote, malista from the Tomb!” But who has ever
esmirnismenon ke gymnon, seen or heard that a body –
Animfevte Parthene, i ton Theon O Unwed Virgin, who ineffably kaaliponta ke en to Tafo ta entafia especially a Body Anointed and
afrastos sillavousa sarki, Mitir Theou Conceived God Incarnate, O Mother aftou. Mi planasthe Ioudei, Mathete naked – was stolen from a tomb, and
tou ipsistou, Son iketon paraklisis of the Most High God: accept tas risis ton Profiton, ke gnote, oti the grave wrappings left lying there?
dehou Panamome, i pasi horigousa Entreaties from Thy Supplicants, O aftos Estin alithos, O Litrotis tou Be not deceived, O Judeans! Study
katharismon ton ptesmaton, nin tas All Blameless One. To all Thou grant kosmou ke Pantodinamos. the words of the Prophets, and learn
imon ikesias prosdehomeni, disopi Purification of their offences. We that He is in Truth the Redeemer of
Sothine pantas imas. Pray Thee now: accept our the world, and Almighty.
Supplications and Entreat Him to MENAION - FESTAL STIHERA – ST PROKOPIOS – TONE 1
RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE BOOK – “NIN Save us all.
APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” & TRISAGION Apo filakis proias mehri niktos. Apo From the Morning Watch until night;
PRAYERS  filkis proias elpisato Isral epi ton from the Morning Watch until
Kyrion. night, let Israel Hope in the Lord.
Aforismenos iparhon, apo kilias mitros, Having been set apart from the womb

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ipo Theo Pansofos, Ouranothen tin by God Most Wise, from Above Thy eonon.
klisin, eshes kata Pavlon. Othen Calling came to Thee, like Paul. Amin Amen
Mathon, ta ekousia pathi Hristou, When Thou learnt of the voluntary
kirix aftou anedixhtis ke zilotis, Suffering of Christ our Saviour, Thou THEOTOKION – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
alithos Martys Prokopie. truly proved also to be a zealous En ti Erithra Thalassi tis Apirogamou In the Red Sea, an Image of the Bride
Herald of His, O Martyr, Prokopios. Nymfis ikon diegrafi pote. Eki Moisis who knew not Wedlock, was
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and dieretis tou idatos, enthade Gavriil depicted once. For there, of old, did
afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption; ipiretis tou Thavmatos, tote ton Moses sever the water; and here is
Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all vithon epezefsen avrohos, Israil, nin Gabriel, the Server of the Wonder.
his transgressions. de ton Hriston egennisen asporos i At that time Israel traversed the
Parthenos, i thalassa meta tin deep, without getting wet; and now,
Aforismenos iparhon, apo kilias mitros, Having been set apart from the womb paradon tou Israil, eminen avatos, i the Virgin gave Birth to Christ,
ipo Theo Pansofos, Ouranothen tin by God Most Wise, from Above Thy amemptos meta tin kiisin tou without seed. The sea, after the
klisin, eshes kata Pavlon. Othen Calling came to Thee, like Paul. Emmanouil, eminen afthoros, O on ke passage of Israel, remained
Mathon, ta ekousia pathi Hristou, When Thou learnt of the voluntary proon, ke fanis os Anthropos, Theos impassable; the blameless Maid
kirix aftou anedixhtis ke zilotis, Suffering of Christ our Saviour, Thou Eleison imas. remained incorrupt after the
alithos Martys Prokopie. truly proved also to be a zealous Conception of Emmanuel. O God,
Herald of His, O Martyr, Prokopios. RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE the One Who is and ever was and
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise BOOK – THE ENTRANCE – “FOS Appeared as Man: have Mercy on us.
ILARON...” 
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!
RESURRECTION PROKEIMENON - SATURDAY EVENING – PSALM 92 – TONE
Ti Mystiki pantevhia, kathoplismenos With Mystical Armor, O Wise, Thou
Sofe, Nikopio Tropeo, tou Hristou to were protected. By the Triumphant O Kyrios evasilefsen; Evprepian The Lord reigns; He is Vested with
Simio, Prokopie Theofron, thrasi Trophy - by the Sign of Christ - O Enedisato. (3) Majesty (3)
ehtron, dismenon exifanisas, ke ton Godly-minded Prokopios, Thou 1. Enedisato Kyrios Dinamin ke 1. The Lord is Vested and Girded with
idolon ta zoana kathelon, mehris destroyed pagan idols and mightily
periezosato. ✶ Power. ✶
ematos enithlisas. obliterated the insolence of foes and
Contested until Thou shed Thy 2. Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, itis 2. And He established the world,
blood. ou salefthisete. ✶ which shall not be moved. ✶
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
No Readings tonight – Fervent
ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever.
eona. Supplications 
RESURRECTION APOSTICHA – TONE (5) PLAGAL
Os to stratopedon pale, Sin tes Pistes Thou brought Thy company of soldiers
Gynexi, to Ouranio Martys, Vasili ke and most Faithful Women to the Se ton Sarkothenta Sotira Hriston, ke ton We lift up our voices in song to Magnify
Despoti, prosigages Kyrio, outo ke Heavenly King and Master and Lord. Ouranon mi horisthenta, en fones Thee, O Christ our Saviour, Who
nin, tous telontas tin mnimin Sou, tes Now do likewise for the Faithful who asmaton Megalinomen, oti Stavron ke became Incarnate yet were never
ses presvies prosagages to Hristo, O are loyally commemorating Thy Thanaton katedexo, dia to genos separeated from Heaven, for Thou, O
Martyron egkallopisma. Memory, praying that by Thine imon, os Filanthropos Kyrios, Lord Who Love us all, suffered the
Intercessions Thou wilt bring us to skilefsas Edou pilas, Triimeros Cross and Death for our sake; and,
Christ. Anestis, Sozon tas psihas imon. destroying the Gates of Hades, Thou
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Rose on the Third Day and Saved our
soul.
and to the Holy Spirit
MENAION - FESTAL STIHERA – ST PROKOPIOS – TONE(6) PLAGAL 2 O Kyrios Evasilefsen, evprepian The Lord Reigns; He is Vested with
Enediasto. Enedisato Kyrios Majesty. The Lord is Vested and
Exelampse simeron, i Endoxos Mnimi Shining forth today, is Thy Glorious Dinamin ke perizosato. Girded with Power.
Sou, Prokopie poliathle, sigkalousa Memory, O Prokopios, Martyr of Nigisis Soy tis plevras Zoodota, Thy pierced Side, O Giver of Life,
imas tous Fileortous, pros Evimian ke many Labours, inviting us Feast- krounous afeseos pasin exevlisas, zois poured Streams of Remission, Life,
Doxan Hristou tou Theou imon. lovers to gather together, to Extol ke Sotirias, sarki de Thanatn katexo, and Salvation upon us all. By
Othen ke prostrehontes, en ti Soro ton and Glorify Christ our God. Athanasian imin doroumenos, ikisas accepting Death in the Flesh, Thou
Lipsanon Sou, iamaton Harismata Wherefore have we come to the afo de, imas ileftherosas, sinanastisas hast granted us Immortality; by
lamvanomen, ke ton Se Stefanosanta Reliquary that contains Thy Relics, eato Endoxos os Theos, dia touto taking up Thine Abode in the Tomb,
Sotira Hriston, animnoument is eonas being granted Gifts of Healings, and voomen. Filanthrpe Kyrie: ✞ Doxa Si! Thou hast set us all free, and as God
akatapafstos Doxazontes. Christ our Saviour Who Crowned Thou hast raised us up with Thee in
Thee, forever Extolling His Glory. Glory: Wherefore we cry aloud: O
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. Lord and Loving God: ✞ Glory to

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