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“Ke eteros ipe: ‘Sevgi voon igorasa “And another said: ‘I have bought five
pente, ke porevome dokimase afta. yoke of oxen, and I am going to test
Eroto Se, ehe me paritimenon.’ them. I ask Thee to have me

Sunday Matins – 26th Sunday After Pentecost


excused.’
“Ke eteros ipe: ‘Gyneka egima, ke dia “And another said: ‘I have married a
11
TH
SUNDAY OF ST LUKE – THE GREAT SUPPER touto ou diname elthin.’ wife, and therefore I cannot attend.’
FOREFEAST OF NATIVITY – HOLY FOREFATHERS “Ke paragenomenos O Doulos ekinos “And that Servant returned and
KINDLY
USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, apinile to Kyrio Aftou tafta. reported these things to His Master.
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
“Tote orgisthis O Ikodespotis, ipe to “Being angry the Master of the House,
P SALM 117 /118
Doulo Aftou: ‘Exelthe taheos is tas said to His Servant: ‘Go out quickly
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY platias ke rimas tis poleos, ke tous into the streets and lanes of the
ptohous ke anapirous ke holous ke city, and bring the poor and the
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to tiflous isagage ode.’ maimed and the lame and the
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the blind.’
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
“Ke ipen O Doulos: ‘Kyrie, gegonen os “And the Servant said: ‘Lord, it is done
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
epetaxas, ke eti topos esti.’ as Thou commanded, and still there
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
is place.’
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but “Ke ipen O Kyrios pros ton Doulon: “And the Master said to His Servant:
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove
them back. ✶ ‘Exelthe is tas odous ke fragmous ‘Go out into the highways and
ke anagkason iselthin, ina gemisthi hedges, and compel them to come
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is O Ikos Mou. Lego gar imin - oti in, so that My House may be filled.
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ Marvellous in our eyes. ✶ oudis ton andron ekinon ton For I say to Thee - none of those
O KTOEH OS - AP OLY TIKION – T ONE 1 keklimenon gefsete Mou tou who were invited shall taste My
Tou lithou sfragisthentos ipo ton The stone had been secured with a seal Dipnou. Dinner’...”
Ioudeon, ke Stratioton filassonton to by the Judeans, and a pair of soldier “...Polli gar isi Kliti - oligi de Eklekti!” “...many are Called - few are Chosen!”
ahranton Sou Soma, Anestis guarded Thine Immaculate Body.
Triimeros Sotir, doroumenos to Thou Rose on the Third Day, O Lord
kosmo tin Zoin. Dia touto e Dinamis and Saviour, granting Life to the
ton Ouranon evoon Si Zoodota. ✞ world. Wherefore the Powers of
Doxa ti Anastasi Sou, Hriste! ✞ Doxa Heaven cried to Thee, O Life-giver: ✞
ti Vasilia Sou! ✞ Doxa ti Ikonomia Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ!

Elder Thaddeus Vitovnic


✞ Glory to Thy Kingdom! ✞ Glory to
Sou, Mone Filanthrope!
Thy Dispensation, O Only Lover of
mankind!
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit There is no way we can achieve Salvation
Both now and ever, and to the Ages of
other than by a Transformation of our mind,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
ages. changing it into something it had not been until now.
eonon. Amen Our intellect is Sanctified
Amin through a Unique Act of God’s Grace.
M E NAION - A P OLYTKION – S T EL E UTHE RIOS – T ONE (5) P L AGAL 1
It becomes passionless and Holy.
Iereon podiri katakosmoumenos, ke Thou were fully adorned with the A Sanctified intellect
ematon tis rithris epistazomenos, to Sacred Priestly robes. Thou were
Despoti Sou Hristo akar anedrames, dripping with streams of Thine own lives constantly in the Remembrance of God.
Eleftherie Sofe, kathereta tou Satan. Martyric Blood. In this state, Thou
Dio mi pafsi presvevon, iper ton Pisti ran to Christ Thy Master, O Blessed
timonton, tin Makarian Sou Athlisin. Eleftherios, Destroyer of Satan;
Thou art Wise. Therefore, cease not
Interceding for us who loyally
honour Thy Blessed Contest of

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ke Apostolos ke Didaskalos Ethnon. Immortality to Light through the Martyrdom.
Gospel to which I was appointed as a Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
Preacher, and Apostle and a Teacher
eonon.
of the Gentiles.
Di’ in etian ke tafta pasho. For this reason, I also suffer these
Amin. Amen
M E NAION - A POLY TIKION – H OLY F OREF ATHE RS – T ONE 2
things.
All’ ouk epeshinome. Nevertheless, I am not ashamed. En Pisti tous Propatoras edikeosas, tin ex By Faith Thou Justified the Forefathers,
Ethnon di’ afton promnistefsamenos having through them Betrothed to
Ida gar O pepistevka, ke pepisme oti I know whom I have believed, and am Ekklisian. Kavhonte en Doxi i Agii, Thyself the Church that came out of
dinatos esti tin parathikin mou filaxe persuaded that He is able to keep oti ek spermatos afton, iparhi Karpos the Nations. The Saints are boasting
is ekinin tin Imeran. what I have committed to Him until evkleis, i asporos tekousa Se. Tes in Glory, for the Glorious Fruit – the
that Day. afton ikesies, Hriste O Theos, Soson Virgin – who without Seed gave Birth
Ipotiposin exe igienonton logon on par’ Hold fast the pattern of sound words tas psihas imon. to Thee, is from their progeny. At
emou ikousas, en Pisti ke Agapi, ti en you have heard from me in Faith and their Entreaties, O Christ our God,
Hristo Iisou. Love, which are in Christ Jesus. SMALL LITANY  Save our soul.
O - F K - T 1
Tin kalin parathikin, filaxon dia That good thing that was committed to KTOEH OS IRST ATH ISMA ONE

Pnevmatos Agiou tou enikountos en you, keep by the Holy Spirit Who Ton Tafon Sou, Sotir, Stratiote tirountes, The Soldiers watching Thy Tomb
imin. dwells in us. nekri ti astrapi, tou ofthentos became as dead men at the lightning
Idas touto, oti apestrafisan me pantes i This you know, that all those in Asia Angelou, egenonto kirittontos, ginexi flash of the Angel who appeared and
tin Anastasin. Se Doxazomen, ton tis proclaimed to the Women the
en ti Asia, on esti Phygellos ke have turned away from me, among
fthoras katheretin. Si prosspiptomen, Resurrection. We Glorify Thee, the
Ermogenis. whom are Phygellos and
to anastanti ek tafou, ke mono Theo Destroyer of corruption; we fall
Hermogenes.
imon. down before Thee, risen from the
Doi Eleos O Kyrios to Onisiphorou iko, The Lord grant Mercy to the household grave and alone our God.
oti pollakis me anepsixe ke tin alisin of Onesiphoros, for he often
mou ouk epeshinthi. refreshed me, and was not ashamed
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
of my chains.
Alla genomenos en Romi, spoudeoteron But when he arrived in Rome, he
Stavro prosilothis, ekofsios Iktirmon, en Thou were willingly nailed to the Cross,
mnimati tethis, os thnitos Zoodota, to O Merciful One, and laid in a tomb as
exitise me ke evre. sought me out very zealously and
kratos sinetripsas, Dinate to thanato a mortal, O Giver of Life. By Thy
found me.
Sou; Se gar efrixan, i pilori i tou Death, O Powerful One, Thou
Doi afto O Kyrios evrin Eleos para The Lord grant to him that he may find Adou; Si sinigiras, tous ap’ eonos smashed its might; for Hades’s
Kyriou en ekini ti Imera. Mercy from the Lord in that Day. thanontas, os monos Filanthropos. gatekeepers trembled before Thee;
Ke osa en Epheso diikonise, veltion si And how many ways he ministered to Thou raised with Thee the dead from
every age, for Thou alone Love
ginoskis. me at Ephesos, you know very well.
mankind.
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST LUKE 14 : 16 – 24
& ST MATTHEW 22:2 - 14 Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
GOD’S GREAT, MYSTICAL BANQUET & THE EXCUSES THAT EXILE & ALIENATE US eonon.
To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios Iisous tin At that time, our Lord Jesus told this Amin Amen
Paravolin taftin... Parable: T H E OTOKION – T ONE 1

“Anthropos tis epiise Dipnon Mega, ke “A certain Man gave a Great Dinner, Tou Gavriil fthegxamenou Si Parthene As Gabriel proclaimed to Thee, O
ekalese pollous, ke apestile ton and invited many, and sent His to here, Sin ti foni esarkouto O ton Virgin: Hail! With that cry the Lord
Doulon Aftou ti Ora tou Dipnou Servant at the Hour of the Dinner olon Despotis, en Si ti Agia Kivoto, os of all became Incarnate in Thee, the
ipin tis keklimenis: ‘Erhesthe, oti idi to say to those who had been efi O Dikeos David. Edihthis Platitera Holy Tabernacle, as foretold by the
etima esti panta.’ invited: ‘Come, for now all things ton Ouranon, Vastasasa ton ktiston Righteous David: Thou hast revealed
are ready.’ Sou. Doxa to enikisanti en Si! Doxa to Thyself as more spacious than the
“Ke irxanto apo mias paretisthe And with one accord, they all made proelthonti ek Sou! Doxa to Heavens, in that Thou hast borne
pantes! excuses! elevtherosanti imas dia tou Tokou Thy Creator. Glory to Him Who
Sou! abode in Thee! Glory to Him Who
“O protos ipen Afto: ‘Agron igorasa, “The first said to Him: ‘I have bought came forth from Thee! Glory to Him
ke eho anagkin exilthin ke idin a piece of land, and I must go to Who through Thy Birth-giving has
afton. Eroto Se, ehe me inspect it. I ask Thee to have me set us free!
paritimenon. excused.’

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O KTOEH OS -S E COND K ATH ISM A -T ONE 1 M E NAION - A POLY TIKION – H OLY F OREF ATHE RS – T ONE 2

Ginekes pros to Mnima, paregenonto The Women went to Thy Tomb at dawn En Pisti tous Propatoras edikeosas, tin ex By Faith Thou Justified the Forefathers,
orthrie, ke Angelikin optasian, and when they saw a Vision of an Ethnon di’ afton promnistefsamenos having through them Betrothed to
theasamene eteremon; O Tafos Angel they trembled; the Tomb Ekklisian. Kavhonte en Doxi i Agii, Thyself the Church that came out of
existrapte Zoin; to Thavma blazed forth Life; the Marvel amazed oti ek spermatos afton, iparhi Karpos the Nations. The Saints are boasting
kateplitten aftas; Dia touto them; and so, returning to the evkleis, i asporos tekousa Se. Tes in Glory, for the Glorious Fruit – the
apelthouse, tis Mathites ekiritton tin Disciples, they proclaimed the afton ikesies, Hriste O Theos, Soson Virgin – who without Seed gave Birth
Egersin: Ton Adin eskilefse Hristos, os Resurrection: Christ has despoiled tas psihas imon. to Thee, is from their progeny. At
Monos Krateos ke Dinatos, ke Hades, as alone Mighty and their Entreaties, O Christ our God,
ftharentas sinigire pantas, ton tis Powerful, and has Raised up all Save our soul.
Katakriseos fovon, lisas Dinami those in corruption, dispelling the M E NAION - A POLY TIKION – S T EL EF THERIOS – TO NE (5) P L AGAL 1
Stavrou. fear of Condemnation by the Power
of the Cross. Iereon podiri katakosmoumenos, ke Thou were fully adorned with the
ematon tis rithris epistazomenos, to Sacred Priestly roes. Thou were
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Despoti Sou Hristo Makar anedrames, dripping with streams of Thine Own
and to the Holy Spirit Eleftherie Sofe, kathereta tou Satan. Martyric Blood. In this state, Thou
En to Stavro prosilothis, i Zoi ton O Life of all, Thou were nailed to the Dio mi pafsi presvevon, iper ton Pisti ran to Christ our Master, O Blessed
apanton, ke en nekris logisthis, O Cross; O Immortal Lord, Thou were Timonton, tin Makarian Sou Athlisin. Eleftherios, Destroyer of Satan;
athanatos Kyrios, anestis triimeros numbered among the dead. Thou Thou art Wise. Therefore, cease not
Sotir, ke igiras Adam ek tis fthoras; arose, O Saviour, on the Third Day, PARISH PATRONAL APOLYTIKION  Interceding for us who loyally
dia touto e Dinamis ton Ouranon, and raised Adam from corruption; Honour Thy Blessed Contest of
evoon Si Zoodota: Doxa tis sis therefore the Heavenly Powers cried Martyrdom.
pathimasi, Hriste! Doxa ti out to Thee, O Giver of Life: Glory to S EASONAL KO NTAKION – F ORE FE AST OF THE NA TIV ITY

Anastasi Sou! Doxa ti Sigkatavasi Thy Sufferings, O Christ! Glory to


Sou, Mone Filanthrope! Thy Resurrection! Glory to Thy
I Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion The Virgin comes today to the Cave to
Logon, en Spileo ethete apotekin give Birth Ineffably to the Word Pre-
Condescension, Only Lover of
aporritos. Horeve, i ikoumeni, Eternal. Hearing this, be of good
mankind!
akoutisthisa; Doxason meta Angelon cheer, O Earth and its people: Glorify
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ke ton Pimenon, voilithenta Him with the Angels and the
eonon. ages. apofthine, Pedion Neon, ton Pro Shepherds, Whose Will it was to be
Amin Amen Eonon Theon. made manifest as a young Child –
the Pre-Eternal God.
T H E OTOKION - T ONE 1
TRISAGION HYMN 
Maria to Septon, tou Despotou Dohion, O Mary, as the Lord’s Hallowed Vessel, P ROKE IME NON – P SALM 115/116 – T ONE (7) V ARYS /G RAVE

anastison imas, peptokotas is vathi, we pray to Thee to raise us up, for Timios enantion Kyriou O Thanatos tou Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the
dinis apognoseos, ke ptesmaton ke we have fallen into the chasm of
Osiou Aftou. (2) Death of His Holy One. (2)
thlipseon. Si gar pefikas, amartolon awful despondency, and
sotiria, ke voithia, ke Kratea transgressions and suffering. For Ti antapodosomen to Kyrio peri panton, What shall we give back to the Lord for
Prostasia, ke sozis tous doulous Sou. Thou hast indeed become sinner’s on antapedoken imin? all that He grants us?
Salvation, and their Help in need T H E S EC OND EP ISTLE OF S T P AUL T O S T TI M OTHY 1 : 8 – 18
RESURRECTION EVLOGITARIA, and their Powerful Protection; and ST TIMOTHY’S GIFT IS THE POWER OF GOD
TRISAGION HYMN, THEOTOKION & Thou Save Thy servants.
SMALL LITANY Teknon Timothee, ...mi epeshinthis to Timothy, my Son: ... do not be ashamed
O KTOEH OS - I PE RKOI - T ONE 1 Martyrion tou Kyriou imon mide eme of the Testimony of our Lord, or of
ton desmion Aftou. me, His prisoner.
I tou Listou Metanoia ton Paradison The Thief’s Repentance plundered
esilisen, O de thrinos ton Miroforon Paradise, but the Myrrh-bearers’ Alla sigkakopathison to Evangelio kata But share in the sufferings for the
tin Haran eminisen: Oti Anestis lament disclosed the Joy of Thy Dinamin Theou, tou Sosantos imas ke Gospel according to the Power of
Hriste O Theos, parehon to kosmo, to Resurrection, O Christ God, granting kalesantos Klisi Agia - ou kata ta God, Who has Saved us and Called us
Mega Eleos the world Great Mercy! erga imon, alla kat’ idian Prothesin with a Holy Calling – not according
ke Harin, tin dothisan imin en Hristo to our works, but according to His
ANABATHMI  Iisou pro hronon eonion, own Purpose and Grace, which was
fanerothisan de nin dia tis Epifanias given to us in Christ Jesus before
tou Sotiros imon Iisou Hristou, time began and now been revealed
katargisantos men ton Thanaton, by the Appearing of our Saviour,
Fotisantos de Zoin ke aftharsian dia Jesus Christ, Who has abolished
tou Evangeliou, is O etethin ego Kirix Death, and brought Life and

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O KTOEH OS - A NABATHM I - TO NE 1
Tis omvris ton ematon Sou, katardefson Noetically, showers of Thy blood, O
imas noitos, Ierarha, tous timontas Se Hierarch, irrigates us who with Faith A N TIFONO N A En to thlivesthe me, 1 I cry to Thee, O Lord, in my
A N TIPH ON

Pistos, ke mnimin ektelountas, tin and Love observe the solemn isakouson mou ton odinon, Kyrie, si sorrow! Hear my pain!
Thian Sou ek pothou, ke ton Sotira Commemoration in Honour of Thy krazo!.
Megalinontas. Contest, and thereby Magnify our Tis erimikis, apafstos O Thios Pothos Unending is the Sacred Desire for God
Saviour Christ.
enginete, kosmou ousi tou mateou among those in the desert, for they
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ektos. are far-removed from this vain
and to the Holy Spirit world.
M E NAION - T HE H OLY FO REF ATHE RS – T ONE (7) V ARYS /G RAV E ✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agion Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Defte apantes, Pistos panigirisomen, ton Come, everyone! In Faith let us Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, Now and
ro Nomou Pateron, Avraam ke ton celebrate the Annual Memorial of the eonon. ever and to the Ages of Ages.
Sin afto, tin etision mnimin, tou Iouda Fathers before the Law – Abraham Amin Amen.
tin filin, axios timisomen, tous en and those with him. Let us honour -
Vaviloni Pedas, tous svesants tin en as is right - the Tribe of Judah, and ✞Agio Pnevmati, Timi ke Doxa, osper ✞Glory and Honour are due to the Holy
kamino floga, os tis Triados tipon, sin let us extol the Holy Youths in Patri, prepi ama ke Io. Dia touto Spirit as also due to the Son and
to Daniil eufimisomen, ton Profiton Babylon, the Image of the Trinity, asomen ti Triadi Monokratoria. Father. Let us therefore praise the
tas prorrisis asfalos katehontes, meta who extinguished the furnace fire, Trinity, Mighty and One in
tou Isaiou megalofonos voisomen: and also Daniel. As we erringly cling Dominion.
“Idou! I Parthenos, en gastri lipsete, to the prophecies, together with A N TIFONO N B Is ta ori ton Son ipsosas A N TIPH ON 2 Thou hast elevated me to
ke texete Iion ton Emmanouil. O Isaiah, we cry out aloud: “Behold! me Nomon, aretes eklamprinon, O the Heights of Thy Commandments,
esti meth’ imon O Theos.” The Virgin will conceive in Her Theos, ina imno Se. O God. Let Virtue shine upon me
Womb, and She will bear a Son, that I may praise Thee.
Emmanual, which is “God is with
us!” Dexia Sou Hiri lavon Si Loge, filaxon me, With Thy right Hand, O Logos, preserve
frourison, mi Pir me flexi tis and protect me, that the Fire of Sin
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of amartias. not consume me.
eonon. ages.
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Amin. Amen Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit. Now and
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
THEOTOKION - GREAT DOXOLOGY –
RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION Amin. Amen
✞Agio Pnevmati, pasa i ktisis ✞All Creation is Renewed through the
kenourgite, palindromouisa is to Holy Spirit and returns to its original
proton, isosthenes gar esti Patri ke state. For He is equal in Power with

Divine Liturgy Hymns – 26th SundayAfter Pentecost


Logo. the Father and the Logos.
A N TIFONO N Γ Epi tis irikosi mi, A N TIPH ON 3My soul rejoices with those
odefsomen is tas ailas tou Kyriou, who say let us go into the Courts of
11 T H
S U ND AY OF S T LU KE – T HE GR EAT S U PP ER
ivfranthi mou to pnevma, sigheri i the Lord. My spirit is Renewed and
S M ALL E NTRANC E H YM NS & R E AD INGS kardia. my heart is gladdened.

O KTOEH OS - A P OLYTIKION – T ONE 1 Epi Ikon David, Fovos Mega. Eki gar Great fear shall be in the House of
Thronon ektethenton, krithisonte David, where the thrones shall be
Tou lithou sfragisthentos ipo ton The stone had been secured with a seal apase, e file tis gis ke glosse. set, and all the tribes and tongues of
Ioudeon, ke Stratioton filassonton to by the Judeans, and a pair of soldier the earth shall be judge.
ahranton Sou Soma, Anestis guarded Thine Immaculate Body.
Triimeros Sotir, doroumenos to Thou Rose on the Third Day, O Lord
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
kosmo tin Zoin. Dia touto e Dinamis and Saviour, granting Life to the Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
ton Ouranon evoon Si Zoodota. ✞ world. Wherefore the Powers of eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
Doxa ti Anastasi Sou, Hriste! ✞ Doxa Heaven cried to Thee, O Life-giver: ✞ Amin. Amen
ti Vasilia Sou! ✞ Doxa ti Ikonomia Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ!
Sou, Mone Filanthrope! ✞ Glory to Thy Kingdom! ✞ Glory to
✞Agio Pnevmati, Timin, Proskinisin, ✞It is proper to offer Honour, Worship,
Thy Dispensation, O Only Lover of Doxan ke Pratos, os Patri te Axion, ke Might and Glory to the Holy Spirit, as
mankind! to Io di prosferin. Monas gar estin i also to the Father and to the Son –
Trias ti Fisi, all’ ou Prosopis. for the Trinity is One only in Nature
and not in Person.

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PROKEIMENON, SMALL LITANY, PRAISES
GOD & GOSPEL 
TO
O Stavron ipominas, ke ton Thanaton Having endured the Cross, destroyed
O KTOEH OS - P ROKE IM ENON - T ONE 1
katarigisas, ke anastas ek ton nekron, Death and Risen from the dead, give
irinefson imon tin Zoin Kyrie, os Peace to our Life, O Lord, as Thou
Nin anastisome, legi Kyrios, thisome Now will I Arise, said the Lord: I will set Monos Pantodinamos. alone art All Powerful.
en sotirio, parrisiasome en afto. [2] Myself for Salvation, I will not O KTOEH OS -L AUD S – H OLY F OREF ATHE RS - T ONE 2
delay.[2] LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD! –
STIHOS Ta Logia Kyriou Logia Agna. VERSE The Words of the Lord are Pure ✞Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. ✞Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;
Words. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis praise Him according to the
Nin anastisome, legi Kyrios, thisome Now will I Arise, said the Lord: I will set Megalosinis Aftou. Greatness of His Majesty.
en Sotirio, parrisiasome en afto. Myself for Salvation, I will not delay Pantes tin ton septon, nin Propatoron Let all observe now the august
mnimin, telesomen imnountes, tin Forefathers’ Memorial, extolling their
SMALL LITANY & PRAISES  touton Politian, di is emegalinthisan. Life by virtue of which they have
R ESURREC TION G OSPEL 4: LU KE 24:1 – 12 been magnified.
THE HOLY MYRRHBEARERS WITNESS THE EMPTY TOMB OF OUR RESURRECTED LORD
✞Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite ✞Praise Him with the sound of the
Ti mia ton Savvaton isihasan kata tin On the first day of the week, very Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
entolinti de mia ton Savvaton orthrou early in the morning, they, and harp.
vatheos ilthon epi to Mnima ferouse a certain other women with them, Esvesan tou piros, tin dinamin i Pedes, The force of the engulfing fire, the
itimasan aromata, ke tine sin aftes. went to the Tomb with the spices
horevontes en meso kaminou ke Youths in chorus extinguished, while
that they had prepared.
imnountes, Theon ton Pantodinamon. standing in the furnace and praising
Evron de ton lithon apokekilismenon apo They found the stone rolled away Almighty God.
tou Mnimiou, ke iselthouse ouh evron from the Tomb. And entering, they Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
to Soma tou Kyriou Isou. did not see the Body of Lord Jesus.
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and pipe
Ke egeneto en to diaporisthe aftas peri And, while they were greatly
Lakko kataklisthis, thirsi sinokismenos, Imprisoned in the den, Daniel the Holy
toutou ke idou Andres dio epestisan perplexed about this, behold: two
Daniil O Profitis, ametohos tis touton, Prophet dwelt with the lions and was
avtes en esthisesin Astraptouses. Men stood by them in shining
ediknito kakoseos. manifestly Preserved from any harm.
Garments.
Emfovon de genomenon afton ke As they were afraid and bowed their O KTOEH OS - S TIHI – S T E LEF TH ERIOS - TO NE (6) P LAGAL 2
klinouson to prosopon is tin gin ipon faces to the earth, they said to
pros aftas: “Ti Zitite ton zonta meta them:“Why do you seek the Living Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
ton nekron? Ouk estin ode, all igerthi. among the dead? He is not here, Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
but is Risen! pnoi inesato ton Kyrion everything that has breath praise
the Lord.
“Mnisthite os elalisen imin eti on en ti “Remember how He spoke to you
Galilea, legon: Oti di ton Ion tou when He was still in Galilee, saying: Tin Harin ton Sofon Mathiton, lavon O Hierarch, when Thou received the
Anthropou paradothine is hiras ‘The Son of Man must be para Hristou tou Theou, Ierarha, ke Grace of the Disciples Most Wise
anthropon amartolon ke stavrothine, delivered into the hands of sinful ton dromon ton afton, diinisas from our Master, Christ our God,
ke ti Triti Imera Anastine. men, and be crucified, and the prothimos. Dio Se kat’ axian, Thou eagerly finished the same race
Third Day Rise again.’” anevfimoumen Eleftherie. them. And so in fitting manner, we
now extol Thee, O Eleftherios.
Ke emnisthisan ton Rimaton Aftou, ke And they remembered His Words, and
ipostrepsase apo tou Mnimiou returning from the Tomb they told I Ieris Sou, Kyrie, endisonte Dikeosinin, Thy Priests, O Lord, shalt vest
apingilan tafta panta tis Endeka ke all these things to the Eleven and to ke I Osii Sou agalliasonte. themselves with Righteousness, and
pasi tis lipis. all the rest. Thy Saints shalt greatly Rejoice!
Isan de i Magdalini Maria ke Ioanna ke It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary, 1 To psevdos Sis en logis Sofe, elegxas The lie, by Thy words, O Wise
Maria Iakovou ke e lipe sin aftes, e the Mother of James, and the other Eleftherie, ti Athlisi, ton tou psevdous Eleftherios, Thou rebuked; by Thy
elegon pros tous Apostolou tafta. women with them, who told these evretin, apektinas ke touton, tethikas Contest, the Inventor of lies Thou
things to the Apostles. ipo podas, ton prin mealos hast trampled underfoot and put to
frattomenon. death, he who had been mightily
Ke efanisan enopion afton osi lipos ta And their words seemed to them like insolent.
rimata afton, ke ipistoun aftes. idle tales, and they did not believe
them. Dikeos os finix anthisi ke osi kedros i The Righteous shalt flourish like a
en to Libano plithinthisete. palm tree! He shalt be, like the
Cedars of Lebanon, multiplied.
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O de Petros anasta edramen epi to Peter rose up and ran to the Tomb;
Tes aretes astrafantes, idomen Let us gleam - shining with Virtues - Mnimion, ke parakipsas vlepi ta and stooping down, he saw the
epistantes, en Zoiforo Mnimati, and behold the Man standing in Othonia Kimena mona, ke apilthe pros Linen Cloths lying by themselves;
Andras en astraptouses, esthisesi brilliant clothes inside the Tomb, eafton, thavmazon to gegonos. and he departed, marvelling to
Myroforis, klinouses is gin ofin. Tou granting Life to the downcast Myrrh- himself at what had happened.
Ouranou d e s p o z o n t o s , E g e r s i n bearers. Let us learn of the RESURRECTION PRAYER; PSALM 50/51;
didahdomen, ke pros Zoin, en Resurrection of the Lord of Heaven TRIODION HYMNS & SALVATION
mnimio dramomen sin to Petro, ke to and hasten with Peter to the Tomb PRAYERS
prahthen Thavmasantes, minomen and wonder at the Great Happening - O KTOEH OS - K ONTAKION - T ONE 1
Hriston vlepse. waiting to behold Christ the Life.
F E STAL EX APOSTE IL ARION – H OLY F OREF ATHE RS - T ONE 2
Exanestis os Theos, ek tou Tafou en Thou rose from the Tomb in Glory as
Doxi, ke kosmon sinanestisas, ke i God and raised the world up with
Pateron mnimin simeron, skirtontes The memory of the Fathers, come all fisis ton vroton os Theon Se animnise, Thee. Mortal nature sang Thy praise
Filopateres, tou Avraam sinelthontes, who Love them, and duty bound ke thanatos ifaniste; ke O Adam as God, and Death disappeared.
ke Isaak kata hreos, ke Iakov exultantly let us assemble and horevi Despota, ke i Eva nin ek ton Adam danced, O Master, and now
imnisomen. Ex on Hristo O Kyrios, to honour the memory of Jacob, Isaac desmon litroumeni, heri krazousa:. Eve, freed from her chains, rejoices
kata sarka orathi, dia pollin and Abraham, from whom Si i O pasi parehon, Hriste tin as she cries: It is Thee, O Christ,
Efsplaghnian. descended Christ the Lord when He Anastasin! Who grants Resurrection to all!
became Incarnate in His Abundant O KTOEH OS - I KOS - TO NE 1
Compassion.
M E NAION - EX AP OSTE IL ARION – S T EL E FTHE RIOS – T ONE 3
Ton Anastanta Trimeron animnisomen, Let us praise as God All Powerful, the
os Theon Pantodinamon, ke Pilas tou One Who rose on the Third Day,
Hristo prosigages Pater, Piston agalas os O Father Eleftherios, Thou, as a Adou sintripsanta, ke tous ap’ eonos smashed the Gates of Hades and
pimin, Si de prosfisa to mosho, os Shepherd brought to Christ Flocks of ek tafou egiranta, Miroforis ofthenta roused the age-long dead from the
damalis i tekousa, sinanirethi. Meth’ Believers, and Thy Mother, like a kathos ivdokise, protes taftes to, grave, Who appeared to the
is Se, nin Eleftherie melpo. Heifer, clung to Thee, her Calf, and Herete! fisas, ke Apostolis Haran Myrrhbearers, as it was His Good
she was slaughtered along with Thee. minion, os Monos Oodotis. Othen Pleasure to say to them first of all:
Now to You both, I sing Praises. Pisti e Ginekes Mathites Simvola Nikis Rejoice! And so revealing Joy to the
T H E OTOKION
evangelizonte, ke Adis stenazi, ke Apostles, as Only Giver of Life.
Thanatos odirete, ke kosmos Therefore with Faith the Women
Ke Se mesitrian Kori, provallome I bring Thee as Mediatrix before Our Agallete, ke pantes sigkerousi; Si gar proclaim the Symbols of Victory to
Pnagia, pros ton ek Sou gennithenta, Lord Who was Born of Thee, O All pareshes pasi, Hriste tin Anastasin. the Disciples, Hades groans, Death
opos kolaseos pasis, apallago ke Holy Maiden, so that I, who am laments, the world exults, and all
vasanon, ton eonion O talas. wretched, may be spared from all Rejoice together: for Thou, O Christ,
punishment and also Eternal hast granted Resurrection to all.
Torments. M E NAION - K ONTAKION - H OLY FO RE FATHE RS – T ONE 1
L AUD S : TH E P RAISE S TO G OD - P SALM 148
Hierografon Ikona mi sevasthentes, all’ Worshipping not the image made by
✞Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite ✞Let everything that has breath praise Agrafo Ousia Thorakisthentes hands, but putting on the
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Trismakari, en to skammati tou piros Breastplate of the Unwritten Essence,
afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. edoxasthite, en meso de flogos in the Arena of Fire You, O Thrice
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God. anipostatou istameni, Theon Blessed, were Glorified. Standing in
✞Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. ✞Praise Him, all His Angels; praise epekalisthe. Tahinon O Iktirmon, ke the midst of unendurable flames,
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. Him, all His Powers. To Thee praise spefson os eleimon, is tin voithian You called upon God: Make haste O
Si prepi imnos to Theo. is due, O God. imon, oti dinase voulomenos. Compassionate One, and hurry as
O KTOEH OS -L AUD S - P SALM 150 - S TICH ERA - T ONE 1 our Merciful One, to our aid, for
Thou can do whatever Thou Wills.”
Tou piise en aftis krima Engrapton. To execute upon them the Judgement M E NAION - I KOS – H OLY F ORE F ATHE RS
Doxa afti este pasi tis Osiis aftou. that is Decreed; such Glory will be Extend Thy Hand, which of old the
for all His Holy Ones. Ektinon Sou tin Hira, is pale elavon
Egyptians, making battle, and the
piran Egyptii polemountes, ke Evrei
Imnoumen Sou Hriste, to Sotirion Pathos, We praise the praise of Thy Saving
polemoumeni. Mi katalipis imas, ke
Hebrews, then embattled, had
ke Doxazomen Sou tin Anastasin. Passion O Christ, and we Glorify Thy experienced. Do not forsake us, so
katapii imas O Thanatos, O dipson
Resurrection. that Death, who thirsts for us, and
imas, ke Satan O mison imas. All’
Satan, who hates us, may drink us
✞Enite ton Theon en tis Agiis Afton. ✞Praise God in His Saints; praise Him engison imin, ke fise ton psihon imon,
down. But be near to us and spare
Enite Afton en stereomati tis in the Firmament of His Power os efiso pote ton Pedon Sou ton en
our soul, as Thou once spared Thy
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vlithenton iper Sou is tin kaminon, ke sons in Babylon as they ceaselessly Ravdos ek tis Rizis, Iesse, ke Anthos ex Rod of the Root of Jesse, and Flower
ek taftis kravgaonton Si. Tahinon O sang Thy Praises, and were for Thee aftis, Hriste, ek tis Parthenou that blossomed from his stem, O
iktirmon, ke spefson os eleismon is thrown into the furnace, whence anevlostisas. Ex Orous O enetos, Christ, Thou hast sprung from the
ton voithian imon, oti dinase they called to Thee: “Make haste, O kataskiou daseos, ilthes sarkothis es Virgin. From the Mountain
voulomenos. Compassionate One! And hurry, O apirandrou, O ailos ke Theos. ✞ Doxa overshadowed by the Forest Thou
All Merciful, to our aid, for Thou can ti Dinami Sou Kyrie! hast come, made Flesh from her that
do whatever Thou Wills!” knew not wedlock, O God Who art
M E NAION - S Y NAX ARION – 15 D ECE MBER not formed from matter. ✞ Glory to
Thy Power, O Lord!
Ti IE’ tou Aftou minos athlisis tou Agiou On this 15 day of the month, was the
th
As Thou art God of Peace and Father of
Ieromartyros Eleftheriou. Contest of the Holy Hieromartyr, St Theos on Irinis, Patrir iktirmon, tis
Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon, Irinin Mercies, Thou hast sent to us Thine
Eleutherios.
parehomenon, apestilas imin. Othen Angel of Great Counsel, granting us
Ti afti imera i Agia Anthia, i Mitir tou On this day, St Anthia, Mother of St Theognosias, pros Fos Odigithentes, Peace. So are we guided towards the
Agiou Eletheriou, perihithisa to tou Eleftherios, was Perfected by sword ek niktos orthrizontes, Light of the Knowledge of God, and,
iiou nekro, xifi telioute. as she held her son’s dead body. Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope! watching by night, we Glorify Thee,
O Lover of mankind!
Ti afti imera O Agios Karemmon, O On this day St Coremmon the Eparch
eparhos, Pistefsas to Hristo ke was Perfected by sword after he
Splaghnon Ionan emvrion apimesen, The sea monster spat forth Jonah as it
Vaptisthis, ifi telioute. believed in Christ and was Baptised. enalios thir, ion edexato. Ti Partheno had received him - like a babe from
de, enikisas O Logos, ke Sarka lavon, the womb - while the Word, having
Ti afti imera i Dio Dimii, i Pistefsantes to On this day the Twins who believed in dililithe psilaxas adiafthoron. Is gar dwelt in the Virgin and taken Flesh,
Hristo, xifi teliounte. Christ were Perfected by sword. ouhipesti pefseos, tin tekousan came forth from Her yet kept Her
kateshen apimanton. uncorrupted. For being Himself not
Ti afti imea athlisis tis Agias On this day was the Contest of the Holy subject to decay, He preserved His
Osiomartyros Sosannis. Martyr, St Susanna. Mother free from harm.
Ti afti imera mnimi tou Agiou Martyros On this day we Commemorte the Holy I Pedes efsevia sintrafentes, dissevous, Scorning the impious Decree, the
Eleftheriou tou Koubikoulariou Martyr, St Eleftherios the prostagmatos katafronisantes, piros Children brought up together in
(Thalamipolou). Chamberlain. apilin ouk eptoithisan, all en meso tis Godliness feared not the threat of
Ti afti imera mnimi tou Agiou Martyros On this day we Commemorate the Holy flogos, estotes epsallon. O Ton fire - while standing in the midst of
Pateron Theos Evlogitos i! the flames, they sang “O God of our
Vakhou tou Neou. Martyr, St Bacchos the New.
Fathers, Blessed art Thou!”
Ti afti imera mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day we Commemorate our Holy ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ✞We Praise, we Bless and we Worship
imon Pavlou tou Neou, askisantos en Father, St Paul the New, the Ascetic the Lord!
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion!
tis hronis tou Porfirogennitou, en to of Mount Latros in the days of
Ori Latou. Emperor Constantine Thavmatos iperfious i drosovolos, The furnace - moist with Dew - was the
Porphyrogenitos. 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
Tes afton Agies Presvies, O Theos, By their Holy Intercessios, O God, have Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi nidin. Children whom it had received, even
eleison ke Soson imas. Mercy on us and Save us. Dio animnountes anamelpsomen. as the Fire of the Godhead
Amin. Amen Evlogito is ktisis pasa ton Kyrion, ke consumed not the Virgin’s Womb
iperpsouto, is pantas tous eonas! into which It had descended.
M E NAION - N ATIV ITY K ATH ISM A 1 - T HE ODE S - T ONE 1 Therefore in praise let us sing: Let
Hristos Gennate, Doxasate! Hristos ex Christ is Born: Glorify Him! Christ has TH E MAGNIFICAT  the whole Creation Bless the Lord
Ouranon, apantisate! Hristos epi Gis, and Exalt Him above all forever!
descended from Heaven: Receive
Ipsothite! Asate to Kyrio, pas i Gi, ke Him! Christ is on Earth: Elevate Him! M E NAION - K ATAV ASIA - 9 T H
O DE - N ATIV ITY – TO NE 1
en evfrosini animnisate, lai, oti O all the earth: sing to the Lord! Sing Megalinon psihi mou, tin Timioteran, Magnify, O my soul, Her who is more
Dedoxaste! praises in gladness, O ye people, for ke Evdoxoteran ton ano Honourable and more Glorious
He has been Glorified! Stratevmaton. than the Heavenly Hosts.
To pro ton eonon, ek Patros Gennithenti To the Son Who was Begotten of the I R MO S Mystirion Xenon, oro ke H EI R MO S A Strange and Most
arrefstos Iio, ke ep’ Eshaton ek Father without change before all paradoxon: Ouranon to Spyleon! Wonderful Mystery do I see: The
Parthenou, Sarkothenti asporos, ages, and in the Last Times, without Thronon Herouvikon, tin Parthenon! Cave is Heaven! The Virgin is the
Hristo to Theo Voisomen; O seed, became Flesh of the Virgin: to Tin fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O Throne of the Cherubim! The
anipsosas to keras imon! Agios i Christ our God let us cry aloud: ahoritos, Hristos O Theos! On Manger is a Grand Space, in which
Kyrie! Thou hast raised up our horn! Holy animvountes Megalinomen! Christ, the God Whom nothing can
art Thou, O Lord! contain, is laid! Him do we praise
SMALL LITANY... PRAISES TO GOD and magnify!

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