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eleithine tas psihas imon.

and all the Saints, that our soul be


treated mercifully.
“NIN APOLIIS TON DOULONSOU...” &
TRISAGION PRAYERS 

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa


F E STAL A P OLY TIKION –S T EU PH EM IA - T ONE 3

Lian evfranas tous Orthodoxous, ke To the Orthodox Thou brought elation,


katishinas tous kakodoxous, Evfimia
Hristou Kalliparthene. Tis gar
to the unorthodox, humiliation, O
Euphemia, the Beautiful Virgin of Archdiocese of Good Hope
Tetartis Synodou ekirosas, a i Pateres Christ. For what the Fathers of the
Kalos Edogmatisan, Martys Endoxe, Fourth Ecumenical Synod Decreed
Hriston ton Theo iketeve, dorisasthe well as Dogma, Thou Ratified. Pray
imin to Mega Eleos. to Christ our God, O Glorious Martyr,

Festal Vespers Hymns


fervently Entreating Him to grant us
His Great Mercy.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
U SED TOGE TH ER WITH TH E V E SPERS S E RVICE BO OK
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Amin Amen
T H E OTOKION – T ONE 3

Se tin mesitefsasan tin Sotirian tou


genous imon, animnoumen Theotoke
Parthene. En ti Sarki gar tie k Sou
Unto Thee who Mediated the Salvation
of our race, we sing praises, O Virgin
Theotokos. In the Flesh that He
11 July
proslifthisi, O Iios Sou ke Theos imon
to Dia Stavour katadexamenos
pathos, elitrosato imas, ek fthoras os
assumed from Thee, Thy Son and
our God accepted Suffering by
crucifixion, and has thereby set us
Miracle of St
Filanthropos.

DISMISSAL BLESSINGS & PRAYERS


free from corruption, in His Love of
mankind. Euphemia at Chalcedon
Also the Feast of St Helen/Olga, Venerable Princess &
Equal to the Apostles, of Russia – St Cindeos the
Presbyter & Hieromartyr of Pamphylia, Asia Minor
– St Nikodemos the New Martyr of Albania – St

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8. F E STAL V E SP ERS S ERV ICE – M IRACL E OF S T E UP HEM IA


Sofou, Dorean prosheomenon nin tis Inexhaustible Wealth freely pouring
Panevfimon, meson prokimenis te, ke from the All Laudable Saint’s
oromenis tranos, in per makarizontes Reliquary, wich is now set before us
potho, ke Pistos gererontes pantes, in our midst, and is plainly seen. As

Festal Vespers Hymns – St Euphemia Thiis egkomiis katastepsomen. we lovingly Bless her, and Faithfully
Honour her, let us all Crown her with
Holy Praises.
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS Ipomenon ipemina ton Kyrion, ke I waited patiently for our Lord, and He
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE proseshe mi. Ke isikouse tis deises heeded me. And He heard my
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND mou. Supplication.
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2
Estis pro Vimaton karteros, dissevon Thou stood before a Tribunal of
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hearme, tyrannon os akmon, pinis analotos, impious tyrants, brave and firm, like
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry Martys Kalliparthene, Hriston an anvil, impervious to pains, O
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear kirittousa, Theo ene Pantelion, ke Martyred Fair Virgin, proclaiming
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to sarka lavonta, en disi tes fisesi, ke tes that Christ is our All Perfect God
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord! thelisesin. Othen is sous podas ton Who, having received Flesh, is in two
mou Kyrie. tomon, ton eretikon aporriptis, zilo Natures and two Wills. Wherefore,
ton imeteron katehousa. Thou cast at Thy feet the heretical
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee decree, hold on to our Decree with
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of Zeal.
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice.
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord! Ke estisen epi petran tous podas mou And He established my feet on a Rock
F E STAL P ROSOM IA –M IRACL E OF S T E UP HEM IA - T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4 ke katiithine ta Diavimata mou. and kept straight my steps.

Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark


Martys, Evfimia tou Hristou, pantes We whom the Shepherd of Believers has
evfimoumen en Pisti, ke now assembled, having come
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
Makarizomen, Ieris en asmasi ke together as one, all Praise with Faith,
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
Melodimasi, tin septin sou panigyrin, and Bless with Holy Songs and
with Thee.
is en sinelthontes, ous to nin Melodies, Thine August Feast. Keep
O tou paradoxou Thavmatos! I tou O Marvellous Wonder! The Lord’s Ewe- sinithrisen O Vizantion Pimin, onper Watch, Guard, Shelter and Deliver us
Kyriou amnas, tin aftou ethelousion, Lamb, through the Contest of frouri filatte skepe, ke imas pantias from every kind of harm by Thine
mimoumeni nekrosin, dia ponon Suffering, imitates His voluntary ek vlavis, Litrose Presvies Sou Intercessions, O All Praiseworthy
athliseos, kimeni tafo, ematos Death, and while lying in the tom, panevfime. Martyr of Christ, Euphemia!
proshisin, anapigazi stheni tou she makes an effusion of blood sprin ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Pnevmatos, O ariomeni, is psihon up by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Pnevmati and to the Holy Spirit.
katharsion, to tou pantos, enesin Drawing from this for the
F E STAL A P OSTIC H A – S T EU PH EM IA – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
prosagomen, Theo ekastote. Purification of our soul, we offer
Praises at all times to the God of all. I diinthismeni tes arêtes, ke pefotismeni Adorned with Virtue as with flowers,
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited ton logismon, i myra proheousa en and Enlightened in reason, pouring
Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy tes kardies ton Piston, i ek tis eoas forth fragrant Myrrh into the heart
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord. anatilasa os astir fainos, ke of the Faithful, Thou rose from the
ton Kyrion. athrismon piisasa, dia tis tou Agiou East like a shining Star, O Euphemia
Pnevmatos epifitiseos ton Thion All Praised. And having ratified the
Martys Alithos panevfime, thiron O Martyr Truly All Laudable, like Daniel Pateron, mi dialipis iper imon Visitation of the Holy Spirit, do not
epeshes ormas, Daniil os to proteron, before Thee, Thou held off the disopousa pros Kyrion, Eufimia cease Entreating our Lord on our
ke piros en Hariti, evheros attacks of wild beasts, and by Grace, Panevfime, Sothine tas psihas imon. behalf, for the Salvation of our soul!
katetolmisas, ke pasan allin, vasanon readily faced fire with boldness; and
sterxasa, edexo stefos, nikis having accepted every other torment, Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
amaranton, ke anelilithas, pros ton Si Thou were Crowned with an eonon. ages.
pothoumenon, periharos. Othen Se unfading Wreath of Victory, and Amin Amen
gareromen, ke makarizomen. Joyously ascended to Him for Whom T H E OTOKION – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
Thou longed. Wherefore, we honour
Thee, and call Thee “Blessed.” Theotoke, Si i i Ampelos i Alithini, i Theotokos, Thou art the True Vine that
Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night; Valstisasa ton Karpon tis Zois, Se produced the Fruit of Life. O Lady,
iketevomen, presveve Despina, meta we fervently Entreat Thee to
filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
tis Athliforou ke panton ton Agion, Intercede together with the Martyrs
Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.

2. F E STAL V E SP ERS S ERV ICE – M IRACL E OF S T E UP HEM IA F E STAL V E SPE RS S E RV IC E – M IRACLE OF S T E UP HEM IA 7.
THE PROPHECY OF THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON 5 : 15 – 6 ; 3
Thion Pateron sinathrisma, Pisteos Oran The Convocation of Divine Fathers
Dikei is ton eona zosi, ke en Kyrio O The Righteous live forever, and their ti Si, korifi epitithete, onper placed the definition of Faith near
misthos afton, ke i frontis afton para Reward is with our Lord, and their Panaidime, igkaliso filattousa, tin Thy head, and Thou took it in Thine
Ipsisto. care is by the Most High. Thia Pistin aparasalevton, arms, preserving the Divine Faith
Dia touto lipsonte to vasilion tis evrepias, Therefore, they shall receive a kingly ektrepomeni, apasan eresin, ke unshaken, shunning all heresy, and
kateshinousa, tous tou psivdous putting to shame the defenders of
ke to Diadima tou kallous ek Hiros dwelling of dignity and a Diadem of
endoxe, proaspistas. Othen Se falsehood, O Glorious Martyr,
Kyriou, oti ti Dexia Aftou skepasi Beauty from the Hand of the Lord,
gereromen, ke Makarizomen. hymned by all. Wherefore, we
aftous, ke to vrahioni Iperaspii Afton. because He will shelter them with
honour Thee, and call Thee
His right Hand, and Protect them
“Blessed.”
with His Arm.
Lipsete panoplian, ton zilon aftou, ke He will take His Zeal as His full
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
oplopiisi tin Ktisin is aminan ehthron. Armour, and will turn His Creation
Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
into Weapons against His enemies.
his transgressions.
Endisete thoraka, Dikeosinin, ke He will wear Righteousness as a
Tin Sofon ton Lipsanon Sou, kathorontes Observing the Casket of Thy Relics, All
perithisete koritha, Krisin Breastplate, and put on Impartial
Panevfime, rosin ariometha Laudable Euphemia, we draw for
anipokriton. Judgement as a Helmet.
adapaniton, ke tas psihas fotiometha, ourselves Inexhaustible Health and
Lipsete aspida akatamahiton, osiotita, He will take Holiness as an ke noun ellampometha, Strength, and are Illumined in our
ozini de apotomon Orgin is romfean. Unconquerable Shield, and sharpen katharthentes noitos, tes aktisi tou soul, and Enlightened in mind, being
His Relentless Wrath as a Sword. Pnevmatos, mesities Sou, Ieres Purified noetically by the Spirit’s
Sinekpolemisi afto O kosmos epi tous Creation will fight with Him against the Evfimia. Dia touto, meta pothou, Rays through Thy Holy Mediation.
evfimoumen, tin Ieran Sou Panigyrin. Wherefore, with Love, we honour
parafronoas. senseless.
Thy Holy Festival.
Porefsonte evstohi volides astrapon, ke Well aimed flashes of lightning will
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise
os apo evkiklou toxou ton nefon. strike and leap to their objective as
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!
from a well drawn bow of clouds.
Epi skopon alounte, ke ek petrovolou Angry hailstones will be hurled as from Ke piri prosomilisas, ke thiriis ekdedose, And Thou experienced fire, and were
ke en lakko vevlise kalliparthene, ke handed over to wild beasts. Thou
thimou pliris rifisonte halaze. an engine of ware.
is trohis epitethise, ex on Se errisato, were thrown in a cistern, and were
Aganaktisi kat afon idor thalassis, The waters of the sea will be vexed with O ton olon piitis, kateshinas ton tafta placed on the wheel. The Maker of
potami de sigklisousin apotomos. them, and the rivers will wash Si, mihanomenon, ke Doxasas Se all Rescued Thee from all these
severely over them. Martys Eufimia, tin kirixasa ton Ena, things, O Fair Virgin, shaming the
Antistisete aftis Pnevma Dinameos, ke os A Powerful Wind will oppose them, and Hriston en Dio tes Fisesin. one who cunningly prepared them
for Thee, and Glorifying Thee, O
lailaps eklikmisi aftous, ke erimosi like a storm it will winnow them,
Martyr Euphemia, who preached the
pasan tin Gin anomia, ke i and Lawlessness will lay waste all
One Christ in Two Natures.
kakopragia peritrepi thronous the Earth, and wrongdoing will
dinaston. overturn the Thrones of Sovereigns.
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton
Akousate oun, Vasilis, ke sinete. Listen, therefore, O Kings, and Truth of the Lord endures forever.
eona.
understand.
Eftiki ke Dioskopon, ke tou toutis
The Holy Euphemia utterly disgraced
Mathete, Dikaste peraton Gis. Learn, O Judges of the ends of the omofronas, akefalous amate ke
Eutyches and Dioskoros, and those o
Earth. parafronas, tous aniatos nosisantas,
like mind with them, who were
Enotisasthe i kratountes plithous, ke Give ear, you who Rule over multitudes, is to telos katishinen, Eufimia i septi,
incurably afflicted, having lost their
ke Hriston anekirize, tes thlisesin,
gegavromeni epi ohlis Ethnon. and take pride in yourself over a mind and their wits. And she
energies tea ma diploun onta, kath’
multitude of Nations. proclaimed Christ as Two-fold in
ipostasin de ena, os i Pateres
Oti edothi para kYriou i kratisis imin, ke For Power was granted to you from the Wills and Energies alike, but One in
etranosan.
Hypostasis, as the Fathers explained.
i dinastia para Ipsistou. Lord, and your Reign from the Most
High.
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS, ETC  Son, and to the Holy Spirit
F E STAL A P OSTIC H A – S T EU PH EM IA – T ONE 2

Defte, Katharthomen Adelphi, hilesi Come, O Brethren, let us be Cleansed in


psihi ke kardia, ke arisometha, lips, and in soul, and in heart, and
plouton adapaniton ek tis Agias let us draw for ourselves the

6. F E STAL V E SP ERS S ERV ICE – M IRACL E OF S T E UP HEM IA F E STAL V E SPE RS S E RV IC E – M IRACLE OF S T E UP HEM IA 3.
F E STAL P ROSOM IA –M IRACL E OF S T E UP HEM IA – T ONE (6) P LAGAL 2
Ginesthe mi Martyes, ke Ego Martys “You are My Witnesses, and I Am a
Ek dexion tou Sotiros, parsti i Parthenos At the right Hand of our Saviour stood Kyrios O Theos, ke O Pes, on Witness,” says our Lord God, “ and
ke ahtliforos ke Martys, perivevlimeni the Virgin and Prize-winner and exelexamin, ina gnote ke Pistefsite, My Servant Whom I chose, that you
tes arêtes to aittiton, ke pepikilmeni Invincible Martyr, arrayed with ke sinite, oti Ego Imi. may know and believe, and
eleo tis agnias, ke to emati tis Virtue and adorned with the Oil of understand that I Am.
Athliseos, ke voosa pros afton en Purity, and with the blood of her
agalliasi, tin lamada katehousa. Is Struggles; and she cried to Him in
Emprosthen Mou ouk egeneto allos Before Me there is no other God, and
Theos, ke met eme ouk este. Ego besides Me, there is no one who
osmin Myrou Sou edramon, Hriste O Great Joy, bearing her Lamp: “I ran
Imi O Theos, ke ouk esti parex Saves.
Theos, oti tetrome tis Sis Agapis Ego, to the Fragrance of Thy Myrrh, O
emou O Sozon.
mi horisis me nimfie Epouranie. Aftis Christ our God, for I was Wounded
tes ikesies katapempson imin, by Thy Love. Do not separate me Ego aningila ke esosas, onidisa, ke ouk I Proclaimed, and I Saved. I
Pantodiname Sotir ta Elei Sou. from Thee, O Heavenly Bridegroom!” in en imin allotrios. denounced foreign gods so were
By her Entreaties, O Almighty none among you.
Saviour, send down on us Thy Mercy.
Imis emi Martyres, ke Ego Kyrios O You are My Witnesses, and I Am a
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Theos, oti ap’ arhis Ego Imi, ke ouk Witness, says our Lord God, for
eonon. ages. Estin O ek ton Hiron Mou even from the beginning, there is
Amin Amen exeroumenos. no one who can deliver out of My
Hands.
T H E OTOKION – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
Piiso, ke tis apostrepsi afto? I will work, and who will reverse?
Tis mi Makarisi Se, Panagia Parthene? Who will not call Thee “Blessed,” O
Tis mi animnisi Sou ton alohevton Most Holy Virgin? Who will not sing Outo legi Kyrios O Theos, O Litroumenos Thus says our Lord God Who Redeems
Tokon? O gar ahronos ek Patros praises of Thy Wondrous imas, O Agios Israil. you, the Holy of Israel.
eklamosas Iios Monogenis, O Aftos ek Birthgiving? For the Only Begotten T H E P ROPHE CY OF TH E W ISD OM OF S OL OM ON 3 : 1 – 9
Sou tis Agnis Proilthen afrastos Son, timelessly having shone forth Dikeon psihe en Hiri Theou, ke ou mi The souls of the Righteous are in the
sarkothis, fisi Theos Iperhon, ke fisi from the Father, came forth from
apsite afton vasanos. Hand of God, and no torture will
genomenos anthropos di’ imas, ouk is Thee Who art Pure. And, having ever touch them.
diada prosopon temnomenos, all’ en become ineffably Incarnate, He, Who
diadi fiseon, asighitos gnorizomenos. by Nature is God, for our sake Edoxan en ofthalmis afronon tethnane. In the eyes of the undiscerning, they
Afton iketeve, semni Pammakariste, became also by Nature Man – not in seemed to have died.
eleithine tas psihas imon. two individual Persons, but in two Ke Elogisthi kakosis i exodus afton, ke i And their departure was considered a
Natures – without confusion. O af’ imon poria sintrimma, i de isin en misfortune, and their parting from
T H E E N T R A N C E – “ F O S I L A R O N ...”  Honoured and All Blessed One, Irini. us to be their destruction, yet they
Beseech him for Mercy on our souls. are at Peace.
P ROKE IME NON - W ED NE SD AY – P SAL M 53 - T ONE (5) P L AGAL 1 Ke gar en opsi anthropon ean And although in mankind’s view they
O Theos, en to Onomati Sou Soson me, O God, in Thy Name Save me, and by kolasthosin, i Elpis afton Athanasias were punished, their Hope is in
ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me. Thy Might, Judge me. pliris. Immortality.

STIHOS O
Theos, isakouson tis prosevhis VERSE OGod, hear my Prayer and hear Ke oliga pedevthentes, Megala And although chastened in a few
Evergetithisonte, oti O Theos epirasen things, Great Kindness will be shown
mou, enotise ta rimata tou stomatos the words of my mouth.
aftous, ke everen aftous Axious to them, for God tested them, and
mou.
Eaftou. found them Worthy of Himself.
O Theos, en to Onomati Sou Soson me, O God, in Thy Name Save me, and by Os hrison en honevtirio edokimasen Like gold in a furnace He tested them,
ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me. Thy Might, Judge me aftous ke os olokarpoma Thisias and accepted them as a Whole Burnt
prosedexato aftous. Offering.
T H E P ROPHE CY OF I SAIAH 43 : 9 - 14
Ke en kero episkopis afton And at the time of their Visitation, they
Tade legi Kyrios: Panta ta Ethni Thus says the Lord: All Nations are analampsousi, ke os spinthires en will shine forth, and will run like
sinihthisan ama ke sinahthisonte gathered together, and the Rulers kalami diadramounte. sparks through straw.
arhontes ex afton. shall be assembled from among Krinousin Ethni, ke kratisousi laon ke They will Judge Nations and Rule over
them. Vasilefsi afton Kyrios is tous eonas. people, and the Lord shall Reign
Tis anangeli tafta en aftis? I ta ex arhis, Who will declare these things or tell us over them unto the Ages.
tis akousta piisi imin? things from the beginning? I papithotes ep’ afton, sinisousin alithian, Those who trust in Him will
Agagetosan tous martyras afton, ke Let them bring forth their Witnesses, ke i Pisti en Agapi prosmenousin afto, Understand Truth, and the Faithful
Dikeothitosan. Ke ipatosan Alithi. and be proven right; and let them oti Haris ke Eleos en tis Osiis Aftou, ke shall continue with Him in Love, for
Episkoi en tis Eklektis Aftou. Grace and Mercy are upon His Elect.
speak the Truth.

4. F E STAL V E SP ERS S ERV ICE – M IRACL E OF S T E UP HEM IA F E STAL V E SPE RS S E RV IC E – M IRACLE OF S T E UP HEM IA 5.