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St John of Kronstadt

Let us Glorify God! St John of Kronstadt


With the Coming of the Son of God
in the Flesh upon Earth,
O Brethren, what is required of us
with His offering of Himself
in order for us to avail ourselves of all the Divine Grace
as Sacrifice for the sinful human race,
brought to us from on High
there is given to those who believe
by the Coming to Earth of the Son of God?
the Blessing of our Heavenly Father,
What is necessary, first of all,
replacing the Curse that had been uttered by God
is Faith in the Son of God,
in the beginning.
in His Holy Gospel as our Salvation -
We are Adopted
bestowing Heavenly Teaching,
and we receive the Promise
a True Repentance of our sins,
of an Eternal Inheritance of Life.
and the correction of our life and of our heart,
To mankind who was orphaned by reason of sin,
Communion in Prayer, and in the Holy Mysteries,
our Heavenly Father returns anew
the Knowledge and Fulfilment
through the Mystery of Rebirth -
of Christ’s Commandments and Teachings.
that is, through Holy Baptism and Repentance.
Also necessary are the Holy Virtues -
We are freed of the tormenting, death-bearing authority of the devil,
Christian Humility, Almsgiving, Continence, Purity, Chastity,
of the afflictions of sin
and simplicity and Goodness of heart....
and of various grievous passions.

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“Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos. “I Am the Good Shepherd.
“O Pimin O Kalos tin Psihin Aftou “The Good Shepherd gives His Life for
tithisin iper ton Provaton. the Sheep.
“O Misthotos de - ke ouk on Pimin, ou “The Hireling - who is not the
ouk isi ta Provata idia - theory ton Shepherd, who does not own the
Likon erhomenon, ke afiisi ta
Provata ke fevgi.
Sheep - sees the Wolf coming, and
leaves the Sheep, and flees.
St Spyridon of Trimythous
“Ke O Likos arpazi afta, ke skorpizi ta “And the Wolf catches, and scatters
Provata. the Sheep.
“O de misthotos fevgi, oti misthotos “The Hireling flees, for he is a St Spyridon of Trimythous was born towards the end of the third century on the
esti, ke ou meli afto peri ton hireling, and does not care about island of Cyprus. He was a Shepherd, with a wife and children to suppot, yet
Provaton. the Sheep. he used all his earthly resources for the needs of his poor, needy and destitute
“Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos, ke ginosko “I Am the Good Shepherd, and I know neighbours for which our Lord Rewarded him with a Gift of Wonderworking,
ta Ema, ke ginoskome ipo ton Mine, and Am known by Mine. whereby he Healed those who were incurably sick, and cast out demons from
Emon. others who were possessed.
After the Repose of his wife, during the reign of Constantine the Great (306-337), St
“Kathos ginoski Me O Patir, kago “As the Father knows Me, even so I Spyridon was elected Bishop of Trimythous, and even then he did not alter his
ginosko ton Pater. know the Father. manner of life, but combined his physical and Spiritual Shepherding with
“Ke tin Psihin Mou tithimi iper ton “And My Life I lay down for the Sheep. innumerable Deeds of Charity.
Provaton. St Spyridon participated in the First Ecumenical Council in 325, and disputed
against a Greek Philosopher who defended the Arian heresy.
“Ke alla Provata Eho, a ouk estin ek tis “And other Sheep I have, which are The simple sincerity and power of St Spyridon’s speech showed everyone the
Avlis taftis - kakina me di agagin. not of this Fold - them also I must insignificance of human concepts before God’s Eternal Wisdom: “Listen,
bring. Philosopher, to what I tell you: there is one God Who created man from sand.
“Ke tis Fonis Mou akousousi. “And they will hear My Voice. He has ordered all things, both visible and invisible, by His Word and His
Spirit.
“Ke genisete mia Pimni - is Pimin.” “And there will be one Flock - one “The Word is the Son of God, Who came down upon the Earth on account of our
Shepherd.” sins. He was born of a Virgin, He lived among men, and He suffered and
died for our Salvation, and then He arose from the dead, and He has
Resurrected the human race with Him.
“We believe that He is One in Essence (Consubstantial) with the Father, and
Equal to Him in Authority and Honour.
“We believe this without any sly rationalizations, for it is impossible to grasp this
Mystery by human reason.”
As a result of their debate, the opponent of Christianity became St Spyridon’s
zealous defender and later received Holy Baptism.
Elder Arsenios Boca After his conversation with St Spyridon, the Philosopher turned to his companions
and said, “Listen! Until now my rivals have presented their arguments, and I
All our knowledge serves no purpose at all was able to refute their proofs with other proofs.
if we do not know our Lord Jesus Christ. “But instead of proofs from reason, the words of this Elder are filled with some sort
Those souls who are distant strangers to our LordGod – of Special Power, and no one can refute them, since it is impossible for man
to oppose God.
the Source of Life and the Author of all good things –
“If any of you think as I do now, let him believe in Christ and join me in following
dream in vain that are making any progress this man, for God Himself speaks through his lips.”
and moving forward properly towards Eternity. At this First Council, St Spyridon demonstrated the Unity of the Holy Trinity in a
remarkable way.
He took a brick in his hand and squeezed it. At that instant fire shot up from it,
water dripped on the ground, and only clay remained in the hands of the
Wonderworker. St Spyridon explained this demonstrative Divine Miracle:
“There is only one brick, that is composed of three elements. “In the Holy
Trinity there are three Persons, but only one God.”

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St Spyridon cared for his Flock with great Love. Through his Prayers, drought was P ROKE IME NON – P SALM 149/150 – TO NE (7) V ARY S -G RAV E
replaced by abundant rains, and incessant rains were replaced by fair
weather. Through his Prayers the sick were healed and demons cast out.
Kavhisonte Osii en Doxi, ke agalliasonte The Saints shalt Boast in Glory, and
A woman went to him with her dead child in her arms, imploring his Intercessory epi ton kiton Afton. shalt greatly Rejoice on their beds.
Prayers. And as he prayed, the infant was restored to life. The mother, Asate to Kyrio asma kenon, i enesis Sing unto the Lord a New Song! His
overcome with joy, collapsed lifeless and once again, through the Prayers of Aftou en Ekklisia Osion. Praise in the Assembly of His Holy.
the Saint of God the mother was restored to life.
Another time, while hastening to save his friend, who had been falsely accused T H E E PISTLE OF S T P AUL TO TH E EP HE SIANS 5 : 8 – 19
and sentenced to death, St Spyridon was hindered by an unexpected flooding WE MUST LIVE IN THE DIVINE LIGHT & TRUTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
of a stream, whereupon he commanded the water: “Halt! For the Lord of all
the world commands that you permit me to cross so that a man may be
Adelphi, os tekna Fotos peripatite. O Brethren: ...walk as Children of Light
Saved.” The Will of God was immediately fulfilled, and he crossed over safely gar Karpos tou Pnevmatos en pasi for the Fruit of the Spirit is in all
to the other shore. Agathosini ke Dikeosini ke Alithia, Goodness, Righteousness and Truth,
When informed of the Miracle that had occurred on his way to the court, St dokimazontes ti estin evareston to finding out what is acceptable to our
Spyridon was received with deep respect by the Judge who then set his friend Kyrio. Lord.
free. Ke mi sigkinonite tis ergis tis akarpis tou And have no fellowship with the
Innumerable similar instances are known from the Life of St Spyridon. Skotous, mallon de ke eleghete. unfruitful works of Darkness, but
Once, having entered an empty church with his Deacon, he ordered the oil lamps rather expose them.
and candles to be lit, and then he began the Holy Service. When he Ta ar krifi ginomena ip’ afton eshrn esti Those things that are done by them in
pronounced the Christian Blessing: “Peace be unto all,” both he and the
ke legin. secret are shameful even to speak.
Deacon heard from Above the resounding response of “...a great multitude of
voices responding: ‘And with thy spirit.’ Ta de panta eleghomena ipo tou Fotos All things that are exposed are made
“This Heavenly Choir was majestic and more sweetly melodious than any human faneroute. manifest by the Light.
Choir, and to each Petition of the Litanies, the invisible Choir chanted: “Lord, Pan gar to faneroumenon Fos esti. Whatever makes manifest is Light.
have Mercy,” which soon attracted the people who lived nearby – and as they
hastened towards the church, the wondrous, Heavenly Chanting filled their Dio legi: “Egire O kathevdon ke Anasta Therefore He says: “Awake, you who
ears and gladdened their hearts. ek ton Nekron, ke epifafsi Si O sleep! Arise from the Dead and
“However, when they entered the church, they saw no one there except the Saintly Hristos!” Christ Will give you Light!”
Bishop and several Church Attendants - and they could no longer hear the Vlepete oun pos akrivos peripatite - mi See then that you walk circumspectly -
amazing singing, which had astonished and drawn them to the church.” os asofi, all’ os Sofi - Exagorazomeni not as fools but as Wise - Redeeming
St Symeon Metaphrastes - the author of his Life - likened St Spyridon to the ancient ton keron, oti e imere ponire isi. the time, because the days are evil.
Patriarch, St Abraham, in his hospitality, and Sozomen, in his “Church History,”
offered an amazing example of how St Spyridon welcomed and received Dia touto mi genesthe afrones, alla Therefore, do not be unwise, but
strangers. sinientes ti to Thelima tou Kyriou. understand what the Will of our Lord
One day, at the start of the Forty-day Fast, a stranger knocked at his door, and is.
seeing that the Traveller was extremely exhausted, St Spyridon asked his Ke mi methiskesthe ino, en O estin And do not be drunk with wine, in
daughter to “...wash the feet of this man, so he may recline to dine.” asotia. which is dissipation.
However, since it was Lent there were none of the necessary provisions, for St
Spyridon “...partook of food only on certain days, and on other days he went Alla plirousthe en Pnevmati, lalountes But be filled with the Spirit, speaking to
without food.” eaftis Psalmis ke Imnis ke Odes one another in Psalms and Hymns
His daughter gently reminded him that there was no bread or flour in the house, pnevmatikes, adontes ke psallontes and Spiritual Odes, sing and making
so St Spyridon - apologizing to his guest - ordered his daughter to cook a salted en ti kardia imon to Kyrio. melody in your heart to the Lord.
ham from their larder. After seating the stranger at table, having offered
Prayers of Thanksgiving, St Spyridon began to eat, urging the traveller to do THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 10: 9 – 16
the same, but when he refused to do so because he was “...a faithful Christian,” CHRIST IS THE DOOR & THE GOOD SHEPHERD
St Spyridon severely corrected him by saying: “It is not proper to refuse this, To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios: At that time, our Lord said:
for the Word of God proclaims, ‘Unto the Pure all things are pure.’” (TITUS 1:15).
Another characteristic of St Spyridon was his distribution of one portion of the “Ego Imi i Thira. “I Am the Door.
gathered harvest to the destitute, and another portion to those in need while in “Di’ emou ean tis iselthi, Sothisete, ke “If anyone enters by Me, he will be
debt. He never kept a portion for himself, but simply showed them to his
iselefsete, ke exelefsete, ke nomin Saved, and will go in and will go
storeroom, where each could take as much as was needed, which could later
evrisi. out, and will find Pasture.
be paid back in the same way - without records or accountings.
When robbers had broken into St Spyridon’s sheepfold at night, they suddenly “O Kleptis ouk erhete, imi ina klepsi, “The Thief does not come, except to
found themselves bound up by some Invisible Power. At dawn when the Saint ke thisi, ke apolesi. steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
went to tend his flock, he found the terrified robbers. After praying for their “Ego ilthon, in Zoin ehosi - ke perisson “I have come that they may have Life -
forgiveness, they were released from their invisible shackles and for a long ehosin. and more abundantly.
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God! while he advised them to leave their path of iniquity and earn their livelihood
2. by respectable work.
Then he gave them a sheep and sent them off, saying: “Take this sheep for your
Soson imas, Iie Theou, O E N A GIIS Save us, O Son of God, W HO ART
trouble - so that you did not spend a sleepless night in vain.”
T HAVMASTOS , psallontas Si: Allilouia! E XT OLLED BY T H Y S AINTS , who sing to There are so many references to St Spyridon’s amazing simplicity and the Gift of
Thee: Alleluia! Wonderworking granted to him by God. Through his Prayers the dead were
2. Makarios, ou O Theos, Iakob voithos 2. Blessed are those whose Helper is restored to life, the elements of nature tamed and the pagan idols smashed
aftou, i elpis aftou epi Kyrion ton the God of Jacob; whose Hope is into dust.
Theon Aftou. ✶ the Lord their God. ✶ At one point, a Council had been convened at Alexandria by the Patriarch to
Vasilefsi Kyrios is ton eona, O Theos discuss what to do about the pagan idols and temples in that great city, and
3. 3. The Lord will be King forever; thy
through the Prayers of the Holy Church Fathers of the Council all the statues of
sou, Sion, is genean ke genean ✶ God, O Zion, will reign from the pagan gods fell down except one, which was very much revered by the
generation to generation. ✶
idol worshippers.
It was revealed to the Patriarch in a Vision that that particular idol had to be
F E STAL S M ALL E NTRY HY M NS – FOREF EAST OF TH E N ATIV ITY – shattered by St Spyridon of Trimythous – so - invited by the Council of
TONE 2 Alexandria, St Spyridon set sail for Alexandria - and at the exact moment when
✞Defte proskinisomen, ke prospesomen ✞Come, let us worship and bow down St Spyridon stepped on land, the pagan idol in Alexandria - with all its
offerings - turned into dust!
Hristo. Soson imas, Iie Theou, O E N before Christ. O Son of God, W H O
St Spyridon lived his earthly life in Righteousness and Sanctity, until he prayerfully
A G I I S T H A V M A S T O S , psallontas Si. A R T E X T O L L E D B Y T H Y S A I N T S : Save us
surrendered his soul to our Lord.
Allilouia! who sing unto Thee: Alleluia!
His Holy Relics repose on the island of Corfu (Kerkyra), in a church named in
honour of him. (His right hand, however, is located in Rome).
F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – S T S PYRID ON – T ONE 1 St Spyridon is also Comemmorated on Cheesefare Saturday – just before the
Tis Synodou tis protis anedihthis At the first of the Synods, Thou beginning of the Great Lenten Fast.
Ipermahos, ke Thavmatourgos emerged as the Champion, and May his memory be Eternal!
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nekra Si en tafo prosfonis, ke ofin is Father Spyridon. Wherefore, Thou
hrisoun metevales; ke en to melpin addressed Thy dead daughter in the
tas Agias Sou ehas, Angelous eskhes grave, and a serpent Thou changed
sillitougountas Si Ierotate. Doxa to Se into gold. And while chanting in
Doxasanti Hristo! Doxa to Se Service Thy Sacred Prayers, Thou
Stefanosanti! Doxa to Energounti dia had Angels celebrating, O Most Holy St John of Kronstadt
Sou, pasin Iamata! One. Glory to Christ Who Glorified
Thee! Glory to Him Who Crowned
Thee! Glory to the One Who works “...And the Word became Flesh. . . .” in order to make us
through Thee, Healings for everyone! Earthly beings into Heavenly Beings,
in order to make sinners into Saints,
F E STAL KO NTAKION – S T S PY RID ON – T ONE 2
in order to raise us up from corruption to Incorruption,
To potho Hristou, trothis Ierotate, ton Wounded by Thy Love for Christ, O
noun Pterothis, ti egli tou Pnevmatos, Holy One, Thy mind is granted to raise us up from Earth to Heaven,
Praktiki Theoria, tin Praxin efres Wings by the Radiance of the Spirit, to raise us up from enslavement to sin and the devil
Theolipte, Thisiastirion Thion Thou put the practice of Theory into into the Glorious Freedom of Children of God,
Genomenos, etoumenos pasi Thian Deeds, becoming a Sacred Altar, O
Ellampsin. Chosen by God, and praying for the to raise us up from Death to Immortality,
Divine Illumination of all. and in order to make us worthy sons of God
and to seat us together with Him
S EASONAL KO NTAKION – F ORE FE AST OF THE NA TIV ITY – T ONE 3
upon the Throne as His Royal Childen!
I Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion Today the Virgin comes to the Cave to O Boundless Compassion of God!
Logon, en Spileo ethete apotekin give Birth Ineffably to the Word Pre-
aporritos. Horeve, i ikoumeni, Eternal. Hearing this, be of good O Inexpressible Wisdom of God!
akoutisthisa; Doxason meta Angelon cheer, O Earth and its people: glorify O Great Wonder!
ke ton Pimenon, voilithenta Him with the Angels and the
apofthine, Pedion Neon, ton Pro Shepherds, Whose Will was to be Astounding not only our human mind,
Eonon Theon. made manifest as a young Child – but the Angelic Minds as well!
the Pre-Eternal God.

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F E STAL T HE OTOKION

Ek pantion kindinon tous doulous Sou Guard Thy servants from dangers of
filate, Evlogimeni Theotoke, ina Se every kind, O Blessed Theotokos, so

Festal Matins Hymns – St Spyridon of Trimythous


Doxazomen, tin Elpida ton psihon that we may Glorify Thee - the Hope
imon. of our souls.

KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, GREAT DOXOLOGY ➜
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – S T S PYRID ON – T ONE 1

P SALM 117 /118 Tis Synodou tis protis anedihthis At the first of the Synods, Thou
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY ipermahos, ke thamatourgos emerged as the Champion, and
Theofore, Spyridon Patir imon. Dio Wonder-worker, our God-bearing
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to nekra Si en Tafo prosfonis, ke ofin is Father Spyridon. Wherefore Thou
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the hrisoun metevales. Ke en to melpin addressed the dead one in the grave,
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord! tas Aias Sou evhas, Angelous eshes and a serpent Thou changed to gold.
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good; sillitourgontas Si Ierotate. Doxa to Se And while chanting in Service Thy
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶ doxasanti! Doxa to Se stefanosanti! Sacred Prayers, Angels
Doxa to energounti dia Sou pasin Concelebrated with Thee, O Most
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but iamata! Holy One. Glory to Chirst Who
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove glorified Thee! Glory to Him Who
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. ✶ crowned Thee! Glory to the One
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is Who works through Thee, Healing
Marvellous in our eyes. ✶ for everyone!
F E STAL A P OLY TKION – S T S PY RID ON – T ONE 2

Tis Synodou tis protis anedihthis At the first of the Synods, Thou
ipermahos, ke Thavmatourgos emmerged as the Champion, and
Theofore, Spyridon Patir imon. Dio Wonderworker, our God-bearing
nekra Si en Tafo prosfonis, ke ofin is
hrisoun metevales. Ke en to melpin
Father Spyridon. Wherefore Thou
addressed the dead one in the grave,
Festal Divine Liturgy Hymns – St Spyridon
tas Agias Sou evhas, Angelous eshes and a serpent Thou changed to gold.
sillitourgountas Si Ierotate. Doxa to And while chanting in Service Thy KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
Se doxasanti! Doxa to Se Sacred Prayers, Thou had Angels THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
stefanosanti! Doxa to energounti dia Concelebrating, O Most Holy One.
Sou pasin iamata! Glory to Christ Who glorified Thee!
F IRST FE STAL A NTIP HON – FOREFEA ST OF THE NA TIV ITY –
Glory to Him Who crowned Thee!
TONE 2
Glory to the One Who works through
Thee, Healings for everyone! 1. Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion, ke 1. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, panta ta entos mou to Onoma to that is within me, Bless His Holy
and to the Holy Spirit Agion Aftou Name.
Tis Synodou tis protis anedihthis At the first of the Synods, Thou ✞Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, ✞Through the Intercessions of the
ipermahos, ke Thavmatourgos emmerged as the Champion, and Soson imas. Theotokos, O Saviour, Save us.
Theofore, Spyridon Patir imon. Dio Wonderworker, our God-bearing
nekra Si en Tafo prosfonis, ke ofin is Father Spyridon. Wherefore Thou
2. Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion, ke mi 2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
hrisoun metevales. Ke en to melpin addressed the dead one in the grave, epilavthanou pasias tas forget none of His Benefits ✶
tas Agias Sou evhas, Angelous eshes and a serpent Thou changed to gold. Antapodosis Aftou ✶
sillitourgountas Si Ierotate. Doxa to And while chanting in Service Thy 3. Kyrios en to Ourano itimase ton 3. The Lord has prepared His Throne
Se doxasanti! Doxa to Se Sacred Prayers, Thou had Angels Thronon Aftou, ke i Vasilia Aftou in Heaven, and His Kingdom
stefanosanti! Doxa to energounti dia Concelebrating, O Most Holy One. panton despozi.✶ rules over all. ✶
Sou pasin iamata! Glory to Christ Who glorified Thee!
Glory to Him Who crowned Thee! S EC OND F E STAL A NTIPHON – F OREFE AST OF THE N ATIV ITY –
Glory to the One Who works through T ONE 2
Thee, Healings for everyone!
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. 1. Eni i psihi mou ton Kyrion. Eneso 1. Praise the Lord, O my soul; while I
eonon. Kyrion en ti zoi mou. Psalo to live I will praise the Lord; while I
Theo mou, eos iparho! have any being, I will praise my
Amin. Amen
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Enite Afton en tympano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance!
Afton en hordes ke organo. Praise Him with strings and flute! Tou Gavriil fthegxamenou Si Parthene When Gabriel uttered “Hail!” to Thee, O
to Here, Sin ti foni esarkouto O ton Virgin, with his voice the Lord of all
Tes Ouranies aktisi perilampomenos, ke The Rays of Heavenly Brightness shine
olon Despotis, en Si ti Agia Kivoto, os became Incarnate in Thee whom the
ti Hristou dinami, tas iasis parehon, all around Thee, O Saint, as by the
efi O Dikeos David. Edihthis Platitera Holy Ark of old prefigured, as
psihon te ke somaton, ton Pisti ke nin, Saviour’s Power Thou provide Cures
ton Ouranon, Vastasasa ton Ktistin Righteous David said. Thou carried
ektelounton tin mnimin Sou, and Healings for the soul and body
Sou. Doxa to enikisanti en Si! Doxa Thy Creator and proved to be more
Theomakariste Pater Thavmatourge, of those who with Faith now observe
to proelthonti ek Sou! Doxa to Spacious than the Heavens. Glory to
mi ellipis iperevhesthe. Thy Memorial. O Father Spyridon,
eleftherosanti imas dia tou Tokou Him Who dwelt within Thee! Glory
cease not to pray for us, as a
Sou! to Him Who came forth from Thee!
Wonderworker Blessed by God.
Glory to Him Who through Thy
Enite afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; SMALL LITANY ➔ Childbirth has set us free!
afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let F IRST FE STAL K ATH ISMA – S T S PYRID ON – T ONE 3
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
the Lord. Ofin metevales, is hrison Agie, ke tes ton Thou turned a snake to gold, O Holy
logon Sou, nevres apepnixas, ton Hierarch, and with Thy words like
Tou ampelonos ergatis dia tis Pisteos, Through Faith, O God-bearing Father, dissevi ke poniron, Arion Theofore. cords, Thou stifled Arios who as a
ton entolon edihthis, tou Hristou Thou Laboured in the Noetic Vasili de gegonas, Iatros panaidime. wicked and impious heretic, O God
Theofore. Dio tis Vasilias, tis ano Vineyard of our Saviour’s Ke nekrous exigiras, Demonas te Bearing Saint. Thou, O Father
lavon, Mystikos to dinarion, adialiptos Commandments. O Spyridon, Thou apilasas. Dio Sou sinelthontes Spyridon, made the Emperor well
prosevhou iper imon, ton timonton Se mystically received from the Lord imnoumen, Ierarha tin Mnimin tin again, and Thou Resurrected the
Spyridon Sofe. the Denarios of the Celestial Pantimon. dead, and Thou drove demons out of
Kingdom; so forever pray on behalf men. We therefore come together to
of us who honour Thee. honour Thy Venerable Memory with
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Hymns of Praise.
and to the Holy Spirit ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
M E NAION - F E STAL S TICH ERA – S T S PY RIDON - T ONE 4
and to the Holy Spirit

Osie Pater, Ierarha aidime, apostolikis O Devout Father, celebrated Hierarch,


Ofin metevales, is hrison Agie, ke tes Thou turned a snake to gold, O Holy
ton logon Sou, nevres apepnixas, ton Hierarch, and with Thy words like
Didaskalias genomenos empleos, ke Thou were imbued with the
dissevi ke poniron, Arion Theofore. cords, Thou stifled Arios who as a
tou Thiou Pnevmatos katagogion, di’ Apostolic Teaching; and it showed,
Vasili de gegonas, Iatros panaidime. wicked and impious heretic, O God
enaretou politias anadihthis, tis by Thy Virtuous Way of Life, that
Ke nekrous exigiras, Demonas te Bearing Saint. Thou, O Father
Ekklisias tous likous, dia dogmaton Thou were a Dwelling Place of the
apilasas. Dio Sou sinelthontes Spyridon, made the Emperor well
apilasas. Ke Orthodoxon Pistin safos Holy Spirit. As such, Thou drove out
imnoumen, Ierarha tin Mnimin tin again, and Thou Resurrected the
tranosas, stilos anadiknise, ke the wolves from the Church with
Pantimon. dead, and Thou drove demons out of
evsevias promahos. Othen ke Thy Doctrines; and Thou clearly
men. We therefore come together to
Thavmatourgon en tis perasin, ofin is elucidated the Orthodox Faith, and
honour Thy Venerable Memory with
hrisoun metevales, ke nekran pros thus proved to be a Pillar and
Hymns of Praise.
erotisin igiras. All O Pateron Champion of the True Religion.
Axiagaste, ke Didaskalon sinomile, Thou also worked Miracles Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
eonon.
ton Sotira presveve, tou sothine tas throughout the world: Thou turned
psihas imon. a snake into god; and Thou Amin Amen
resurrected Thy Daughter who had F IRST FE STAL K ATH ISMA – F OREF EAST OF N ATIVITY – T ONE 3
died, in order to question her. O Haras peplironte, panta ta perata. I Replete with Utter Joy is all the
Holy Spyridon, as one who is worthy Theotokos gar, gennan epigete, ton Universe, because the Virgin is close
of admiration among the Fathers,
Vasilea tou pantos. O Thavmatos to giving Birth to the Lord and King
and who keeps company with the anermineftou! Arhete O anarhos ke of all. O Wonder inexplicable!
Teachers, Intercede with the Saviour
sarkoute O asarkos. Spileon isdehete Beginning is the Unbegun, and the
to Save our souls. ton sinehonta apanta. I Vithleem Fleshless is taking flesh; and the
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of agallou, ke horeve i ktisis, imeran Cave receives the One Who
eonon. ages. Proeortion. encompasses everything. O
Amin Amen Bethlehem and all Creation, exult
and dance for Joy on this Forefestal
Day.

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S EC OND F E STAL K ATH ISM A – S T S PY RIDON - TO NE 4 nekrous anestisas, to ofin hrisoun Thou proclaimed the Trinity; and
Tis logis ekosmisas tin Ekklisian Hristou. O Father, Thou beatified the Church of irgaso, potamou de to rithron, Thou raised the dead to life; Thou
paradoxis prosevhes, anestilas ke turned the snake into gold; and by
Tis ergis etimisas, to kat ikona Theou, Christ by Thy words; Thou
diilthes. Thy Holy Prayers Thou miraculously
Spyridon Makarie. Elampsas en to honoured by Thy deeds the Image of
stopped the river’s flow and crossed
kosmo, ti en Si sofrosini, haritas God, O Blessed Spyridon, shining the
over.
iamaton apastrapton tis pasi. Dio ke Light of Virtue in the world by Thy
T H E OTOKION
eortazomen Pisti tin Mnimin Sou. Temperance; flashing the Grace of
Healing over all who Entreat Thee. Ekiisas Panahrante, ton Theou Theon O All Immaculate Lady: Thou bore the
Therefore, with Faith, we observe Logon, to kosmo tin sotirion, Word of God and God Who with all
Thy Festive Memorial. ektelounta pansofos, ikonomian Wisdom brought to pass the
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, aristin. Dia touto Se pantes, Excellent Dispensation, which, for
and to the Holy Spirit imnologoumen axios, os the world is Salvation. And thus we
presvevousan touto litrothine imas all now worthily extol Thee, for Thou
Tis logis ekosmisas tin Ekklisian Hristou. O Father, Thou beatified the Church of noson, ke pantion kindinon. Intercede with Him to Deliver us
Tis ergis etimisas, to kat ikona Theou, Christ by Thy words; Thou from Sickness, and from all kinds of
Spyridon Makarie. Elampsas en to honoured by Thy deeds the Image of dangers.
kosmo, ti en Si sofrosini, haritas God, O Blessed Spyridon, shining the L AUD S : TH E P RAISE S TO G OD P SALM 148
iamaton apastrapton tis pasi. Dio ke Light of Virtue in the world by Thy ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD
eortazomen Pisti tin Mnimin Sou. Temperance; flashing the Grace of
Healing over all who Entreat Thee. Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
Therefore, with Faith, we observe ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Thy Festive Memorial. Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
eonon. Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Amin Amen Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
S EC OND F E STAL K ATH ISM ATA - FO REF E AST OF TH E N ATIV ITY – F E STAL V E RSES - P SALM 150 - S T S PYRID ON - T ONE 1
TON E 4 LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!

Partheni proexarxate ti tis Parthenou O Virgins, lead us in the Virgin’s Joy ! Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise
Hara, Miteres enesate tin propompin O Mothers, sing out praises to the Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of
tis Mitros, Hristou tou Theou imon. Procession escorting the Mother of Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty.
Magi Sin tis Angelis, Sin imin i Christ our God! Magi: join the
Pimenes. Erhete gar en poli, Angels, and with us sing, O
En ti tou Pnevmatos egli Fully imbued with the Spirit’s
katalampomenos, to Zoferon Brightness, the Wise Hierarch
Vithleem tou gennise. Aftis tes Shepherds! She is coming to the City
kathilen, O Sofos Ierarhis, Ariou to brought down the murky nonesense
ikesies, Soson imas O Theos. of Bethlehem to give Birth! O God:
lirodes. Othen aplos, dogmatisas of the Arian doctrine. Therefore,
at Her Intercessions, Save our souls,
Triada Pistos, ipo Sofon edoxasthi ke when he simply but faithfully taught
we pray!
sineton, ke tin Synodon ekirosen. the Truth of the Trinity, he was
T H IRD FE STAL K ATHISMA – S T S PYRID ON – T ONE (8) P LAGAL 4
revered by the erudite and the wise
Anaktoris ke Mystes Theoprepos, en To both Rulers and Clergy, at the for confirming what the Synod
sillogo pansepto filosofon, tranos august Convocation, ingeniously decreed.
diesafisas, tis Triados tin dinamin. Thou explained the Power of the Enite afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Ke gar kiritton ofthis, monada Trinity in a manner that honoured afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
Theotitos, ke en mia ousia safos God. They witnessed Thee harp.
edogmatisas. Othen iper logon, kat proclaiming the single Divinity and
epipnian Thian, kathiles ton filiaron, Dogmatising clearly that Three are in En ti tou Pnevmatos egli Fully imbued with the Spirit’s
ti Dinami tou Pnevmatos. Ierarha Essence One. Therefore, by Divine katalampomenos, to zoferon kathilen, Brightness, the Wise Hierarch
Thespesie: Presveve Hristo to Theo, Inspiration Thou brought down the O Sofos Ierarhis, Ariou to lirodes. brought down the murky nonesense
ton ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis wordy Philosopher, by the Power of Othen aplos, dogmatisas Triada of the Arian doctrine. Therefore,
eortazousi potho, tin Agian Mnimin the Spirit. O Most Godly Hierarch: Pistos, ipo Sofon edoxasthi ke sineton, when he simply but faithfully taught
Sou. Intercede with Christ our God, that ke tin Synodox ekirosen. the Truth of the Trinity, he was
He grant Forgiveness of offences to revered by the erudite and the wise
those who keep, with Faith and Love, for confirming what the Synod
Thy Holy Memory. decreed.

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Odigithentes, ek niktos orthrizontes, towards the Light of the Knowledge
Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope! of God, and, watching by night, we ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Glorify Thee, O Lover of mankind!
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
O DI 6 Splaghnon Ionan emvrion O DE 6 Thesea monster spat forth eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
apimesen, enalios thir, ion edexato. Jonah as it had received him - like a
Ti Partheno de, enikisas O Logos, ke babe from the womb - while the
Amin Amen
Sarka lavon, dililithe psilaxas F E STAL T HE OTOKION
Word, having dwelt in the Virgin and
adiafthoron. Is gar ouhipesti pefseos,
tin tekousan kateshen apimanton.
taken Flesh, came forth from Her yet Here, Throne Pirimorfe tou Theou! Hail! O Fiery Throne of our God! Hail!
kept Her uncorrupted. For being Here, Kori Kathedra Vasiliki! Klini O Holy Maiden – Seat of the King! O
Himself not subject to decay, He porfirostrote, hrisoporfire Thalame, Purple covered Bed! O gold and
preserved His Mother free from Hlamis alourgohroe, timalfestaton purple bedecked Chamber! O Most
harm. Temenos, astrapiforon Arma, Lihnia Exquisite Temple and porphyry
O DI 7 I Pedes efsevia sintrafentes, O DE 7 Scorning the impious Decree, the polifote. Here, Theotoke! Dodekatihe coloured Cloak! O Brightly Shining
dissevous, prostagmatos Children brought up together in Polis, ke Pili hrisilate, ke Pastas Lampstand and Lightning bearing
katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk Godliness feared not the threat of aglaomorfe, aglaohrise Trapeza, Chariot! Hail! O Theotokos! O
eptoithisan, all en meso tis flogos, fire - while standing in the midst of Theokosmiton Skinoma! Here, Twelve-walled City and Gate wrought
estotes epsallon. O Ton Pateron the flames, they sang “O God of our Endoxe Nymphi iliostalaket! Here, in gold! O Bridal Chamber most
Theos Evlogitos i! Fathers, Blessed art Thou!” Moni Pishis mou evprepia! beautiful! O Holy Table of shiny
✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke gold! O Dwelling Place adorned by
O DI 8 O DE 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we SMALL LITANY & FESTAL ANABATHMI – God! Hail! O Glorious Bride – my
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion! Worship the Lord! THE ANTIPHONS ➔ soul’s Only Majesty!
Thavmatos iperfious i Drosovolos, The furnace - moist with Dew - was the F E STAL P ROKE IM E NON – P SALM 48/49 - S T S PY RID ON
exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou gar ous image and figure of a Wonder
edexato flegi neous, os oude pir tis beyond nature. For it burnt not the
To stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti My mouth shall speak Wisdom, and
Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi nidin. tis kardias mou sinesin. [2] the meditation of my heart,
Children whom it had received, even
Dio animnountes anamelpsomen. Understanding.[2]
as the Fire of the Godhead
Evlogito is ktisis pasa ton Kyrion, ke consumed not the Virgin’s Womb STIHOS Akousate tafta panta ta Ethni! VERSE Hearken, all you Nations!
iperpsouto, is pantas tous eonas! into which It had descended.
Therefore in praise let us sing: Let
To stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti My mouth shall speak Wisdom, and
THE MAGNIFICAT ➔ tis kardias mou sinesin. the meditation of my heart,
the whole Creation Bless the Lord Understanding
and Exalt Him above all forever! SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO GOD
F E STAL KA TAV ASIA OF TH E 9 TH O DE - NA TIV ITY OF CH RIST 
Megalinon psihi mou, tin Timioteran, Magnify, O my soul, Her who is more T H E H OLY G OSPEL ACCO RD ING TO S T J OH N 10 : 1 - 9
ke Evdoxoteran ton ano Honourable and more Glorious To kero ekino ipen O Kyrios: “ Amin, At that time our Lord Jesus said: “Most
Stratevmaton. than the Heavenly Hosts. amin, lego imin, O mi iserhomenos assuredly, I say to you: he who
IRMOS Mystirion
Xenon, oro ke HEIRMOS A Strange and Most dia tis Thiras is tin ailin ton does not enter the Sheepfold by
paradoxon: Ouranon to Spyleon! Wonderful Mystery do I see: The Provaton, alla anavenon the Door, but climbs up some
Thronon Herouvikon, tin Parthenon! Cave is Heaven! The Virgin is the allahothen, ekinos kelptis esti ke other way, the same is a thief and
Tin fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O Throne of the Cherubim! The listis. a robber.
ahoritos, Hristos O Theos! On Manger is a Grand Space, in which O de iserhomenos dia tis Thiras Piimin But He Who enters by the Door is the
animvountes Megalinomen! Christ, the God Whom nothing can esti ton Provaton. Touto O Thirors Shepherd of the Sheep. To Him
contain, is laid! Him do we praise anizi, ke ta Provata tis Fonis Aftou the Doorkeeper opens, and the
SMALL LITANY ➔ and magnify! akoui, ke aidia Provata kali kat’ Sheep hear His Voice; and He
F E STAL EX APOSTE IL ARION – S T S PY RID ON – T ONE 3 onoma ke exagi afti. calls His own Sheep by name and
Se ex alogou Pimnis, metigagen is O Spirit-bearer: The Spirit moved Thee leads them out.
Logikin, to Pnevma pnevmatofore, os from tending mindless beasts to Ke otan ta idia Provata ekvali, And when He brings out His own
ton Mosea ke David, on emimiso to minding Reason-endowed Flocks, as amprosthen Afton Porevete, ke ta Sheep, He goes before them; and
praon, Spyridon Fos ikoumenis. He had done of old with Moses and Provata Afto akolouthi, oti idasi tin the Sheep follow Him, for they
David, O Spyridon, Whose Meekness Fonin Aftou. know His Voice.
Thou imitated.
Allotrio de ou mi akolouthisosin, alla Yet they will by no means follow a
Edoxasen en Thavmasi, ke en terasi The Lord has Glorified Thee with many fevxonte ap aftou, oti ouk idasi ton stranger, but will flee from him,
plistis, O Kyrios Makarie: engar Thia Signs and Wonders, O Blessed Father allotrion tin fonin.” for they do not know the voice of
Synodo, Triada anekirixas, ke Spyridon. For at the Holy Synod strangers.”

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Taftin tin parimian ipen aftis O Isous: Jesus used this illustration, but they did ellampseos, os ton peniton prostatin, ke fervent and an eyewitness of Divine
ton amartanonton psihagogon. Outos Illumination, a Defender of the poor,
Ekini de ou egnosan tina in a elali not understand the things that He
gar thion to vimati tou Hristou, and Spiritual Guide for sinnes. He
aftis. spoke to them.
Ierarhis Pistos anadedikte, ETOUMENOS proved to be a Faithful Hierarch,
Ipen oun palin aftis O Iisous: Amin, Then Jesus said to them again: “Most PASI THIAN ELLAMPSIN. offering Sacrifices at the Altar of
amin, lego imin oti Ego Imi i Thira assuredly, I say to you: I Am the Christ, and HE EARNESTLY PRAYS THAT
ton Provaton. Pantes Osi ilthon pro Door of the Sheep. All who ever GOD ILLUMINE ALL.
Emou, klepte isi ke liste. All’ ou came before Me are thieves and S Y NAXARION – 12 DEC EM BE R
ikousan afton ta Provata. robbers, but the Sheep did not
hear them. Ti IB’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou Osiou On the 12th day of this month we
Patros imon ke Thamatourgou Commemorate our Righteous Father,
Ego Imi i Thira: di Emou ean tis iselthi, “I Am the Door. If anyone enters by
Spyridonos. St Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop
Sothisete, ke iselevsete ke Me, he will be Saved, and will go
of Trimythous, Cyprus.
exelefsete, ke nomin evrisi. in and out and find Pasture.”
Ti afti imera, Mnmi tou Agiou Martyros On this day we Commemorate the Holy
PSALM 50/51 ➔ Sinetou. Martyr, St Synetos of Rome.
I NTE RCE SSORY HY M NS FOR D IV INE M ERCY
Ti afti imera, Mnmi tou Agiou Patros imon On this day we Commemorate our Father
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Alexandrou Arhiepiskopou Ierosolimon, among the Saints: St Alexander the
and to the Holy Spirit tou Ieromartyros. Hieromartyr, Archbishop of Jerusalem.
✞Tes T O U I E R A R H O U Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of T H E Ti afti imera, Mnimi ton Osion Pateron On this day we Commemorate our
exalipson ta plithi ton emon H I E R A R C H , O Merciful One, blot out the imon Amonatha ke Anthou. Righteous Fathers, St Amonathas and
egklimaton. multitude of our transgressions. St Anthos.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. Tes afton Agies presvies, O Theos, eleison By their Holy Intercessions, O God, have
Amin Amen imas. Mercy and Save us.
✞Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of the Amin. Amen
exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
egklimaton. N ATIVITY K ATH ISM A 1 - T ONE 1 – T HE ODE S
the multitude of our transgressions.
F E STAL I D IOME LON – TON E (6) P LAGAL 2 O DI 1 Hristos Gennate, Doxasate! O DE 1 Christ is Born: Glorify Him!
Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Have mercy upon me, O God, according Hristos ex Ouranon, apantisate! Christ has descended from Heaven:
Sou ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon to Thy Great Mercy; according to the Hristos epi gis, Ipsothite! Asate to Receive Him! Christ is on earth:
Sou Exalipson to anomima mou. multitude of Thy Mercies do away Kyrio, pas i gi, ke en evfrosini Elevate Him! O all the earth: sing to
mine offences. animnisate, lai, oti Dedoxaste! the Lord! Sing praises in gladness, O
Pateron Aglaisma, Spyridon Sofe, ke O Joy and Cream of the Fathers, Spyridon ye people, for He has been Glorified!
akrothinion, ti ton Thavmaton Sou the Wise: Thou Illumined the four O DI 3 To pro ton eonon, ek Patros O DE 3 To the Son Who was Begotten of
Aigli, tis ikoumenis fotizon ta perata, corners of the world with Thy Gennithenti arrefstos Iio, ke ep’ the Father without change before all
ke tis Ariou lissis katheretis fanis, ton Splendid Miracles, and brought down Eshaton ek Parthenou, Sarkothenti ages, and in the Last Times, without
Sotira iketeve, sothine tas pishas imon. the madness of Arius: Entreat our asporos, Hristo to Theo Voisomen; O seed, became Flesh of the Virgin: to
Saviour to Save our souls. anipsosas to keras imon! Agios i Christ our God let us cry aloud:
PRAYERS FOR OUR SALVATION ➔ Kyrie! Thou hast raised up our horn! Holy
F E STAL KO NTAKION – S T S PY RID ON - TO NE 2 art Thou, O Lord!
To potho Hristou trothis Ierotate, ton noun Enraptured by Love for Christ, O Most O DI 4 Ravdos ek tis Rizis, Iesse, ke O DE 4 Rod of the Root of Jesse, and
pterothis, ti egli tou Pnevmatos, Sacred Man, uplifted in mind by the Anthos ex aftis, Hriste, ek tis Flower that blossomed from his
praktiki Theoria, tin praxin evres Spirit’s Irradiance, by active Parthenou anevlostisas. Ex Orous O stem, O Christ, Thou hast sprung
Theolipte, Thisiastirion Thion Contemplation, Thou attained Action enetos, kataskiou daseos, ilthes
Inspired by God; having become a from the Virgin. From the Mountain
genomenos, ETOUMENOS PASI THIAN
sarkothis es apirandrou, O ailos ke overshadowed by the Forest Thou
ELAMPSIN. Holy Altar, O Spyridon, THOU
EARNESTLY PRAY THAT GOD ILLUMINES
Theos. ✞ Doxa ti Dinami Sou Kyrie! hast come, made Flesh from her that
ALL. knew not wedlock, O God Who art
F E STAL I KOS – S T S PYRID ON not formed from matter. ✞ Glory to
Thy Power, O Lord!
Ton ek kilias igiasmenon Ierarhin Kyriou, Let us now extol Spyridon, Hierarch of
5 As Thou art God of Peace and
O DI 5 Theos on Irinis, Patrir iktirmon, O DE
anevfimisomen nin Spyridona, ton tis the Lord, who was Sanctified from the
Haritos plakas dexamenon Thias doxis, womb; who receive the Tablets of tis Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon, Father of Mercies, Thou hast sent to
ke en Thavmasi perivoiton pasi, ke os Grace and Divine Glory; who was Irinin parehomenon, apestilas imin. us Thine Angel of Great Counsel,
Thermon ke aftoptin tis Thias famous to all by his Miracles. He was Othen Theognosias, pros Fos granting us Peace. So are we guided

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