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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

Sunday Vespers Hymns


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proskinisas, meta Pimenon Virgin, Thou Glorified with the
edoxologisas, di’ Angelou Shepherds, Thou worshipped with
hrimatisthis. Iketeve Hriston ton the Magi and Thou were warned by
Theon, Sothine tas psihas imon. an Angel. Wherefore, Entreat Christ

Resurrection Vespers Hymns – 29th Sunday After Pentecost Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now
our God to Save our soul.
and ever, and to the Ages of
KINDLY
USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, eonon. ages.
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
Amin Amen
M E NAION – AP OLY TIKION – TH E N ATIV ITY – TO NE 4
H Y MN OF THE EV ENING I NCE NSE
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND I Gennisis Sou Hriste O Theos imon, Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, has
P SALM 140/141 – T ONE 2 anetele to kosmo, to Fos to tis given rise to the Light of Knowledge
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hearme, Gnoseos. En afti gar i tis astris in the world; for they who
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry latrevontes, ipo Asteros edi daskonto, worshipped the Star learnt
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear Se Proskinin, ton Ilion tis Dikeosinis, therefrom to worship Thee, O Sun of
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to ke Se Ginoskin ex Ipsous anatolin. ✞ Justice, and to know that from the
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord! Kyrie, Doxa Si! East of the Highest Thou came. ✞ O
mou Kyrie. Lord: Glory to Thee!

Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee


thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice.
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord!
O C TOE H OS - R ESURREC TION S TIHE RA – T ONE 3

St Clement of Alexandria
Exagage ek filakis tin psihin mou, tou Bring my soul out of prison to give
exomologisasthe to Onomati Sou. Thanks to Thy Name, O Lord.
To So Stavro Hriste Sotir, thanatou Thy Cross, Christ our Saviour, has
Kratos lelite, ke diavolou i plani destroyed the power of Death, and
katirgite, genos de anthropon Pisti
Sozomenon, imnon Si kath’ ekastin
has abolished the deception of the
devil. Therefore, mankind Saved by
The fear of God is Serene,
prosferi. Faith, offers Thee Hymns of Praise
forever.
because what we fear is not God,
Eme ipomenousi Dikei, eos ou The Righteous shall wait for me, until but our estrangement from Him.
antapodos mi. Thou Reward me.
Pefotiste ta simpanta, ti anastasi Sou All of Creation has been Enlightened
Kyrie, ke O Paradisos palin ineokte, by Thy Resurrection, O Lord, and
pasa de i Ktisis anevfimousa Se, Paradise has once again been
imnon Si kath’ ekastin prosferi. opened. Therefore, all Creation
extols Thee and offers Hymns of
Praise forever.
Ek vatheon ekekraxa Si, Kyrie. Kyrie, Out of the depths I have cried to
isakouson tis fonis ou. Thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear my
voice.
Doxazo tou Patros, ke tou Iiou tin I Glorify the Might of the Father, and
Dinamin, ke Pnevmatos Agiou, imno the Son, and the Power of the Holy
tin exousian, adiereton, aktiston Spirit, the Undivided, Uncreated
Theotit, Triada Omoousion, tin Godhead, the Consubstantial Trinity
Vasilefousan is eona eonos. that reigns to the Ages of ages.
Genithito ta ota Sou prosehonta is tin Let Thine Ears be attentive to the
fonin tis Deiseos mou. voice of my Supplication.

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into Hades, and Rose on the Third Ton Stavron Sou ton Timion, We worship Thy Precious Cross, O
Day, granting Life and Great Mercy
proskinoumen Hriste, ke tin anastasin Christ, and Praise and Glorify Thy
to the world.
Sou imnoumen ke Doxazomen. To Resurrection, for by Thy Wounds we
To Iko Sou prepi Agiasma, Kyrie, is Holiness is proper to Thy House, O gar molopi Sou, imis i pantes have all been Healed.
makrotita imeron. Lord, unto length of days. iathimen.
Ina to genos imon, ek tou Thanatou Thou has suffered Death, O Christ, to M E NAION - I D IOMEL A - NA TIV ITY – BY S T G ERMANOS - T ONE 2

Hriste Litrosis, Thanaton ipinegkas, Deliver us from Death, and Thou Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, tis If Thou, Lord, should mark iniquities,
ke Triimeros ek nekron Anastas, Arose on the Third Day from the ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos Lord, who will stand? But there is
eafto Sinanestisas, tous Se Theon dead, Resurrecting with Thyself, estin. forgiveness with Thee.
epignontas ke kosmon Efotisas, Kyrie, those who acknowledge Thee as God,
 Doxa Si. and the world, Thou hast Enlightend, Defte agalliasometha to Kyrio, to paron Come, let us Rejoice in the Lord,
O Lord:  Glory to Thee! mistirion ekdiigoumeni. To meotihon proclaiming the present Mystery. The
tou fragmou dialelite, i flogini romfea middle wall of partition has been
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ta nota didosi, ke ta Herouvim destroyed; the Flaming Sword turned
and to the Holy Spirit parahori tou xilou tis Zois. Kago tou back, the Cherubim withdrew from the
M E NAION - A P OSTIHA –HO LY AN CE STORS – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2 paradisou tis trifis metalamvano, ou Tree of Life, and I partake of the
Iereon mnimi ke Vasileon Kratos, te, ke The Priests’ Commemoration and the proexevlithin dia tis parakois. I gar Delight of Paradise from which I was
aparallaktos ikon tou Patros, O cast out through disobedience. For
evfrosini, gegonen O Tokos Sou, ke en Rule of Kings is the Gladness of Thy
haraktir tis aidiotitos aftou, morfin the express Image of the Father, the
afto kavhomeni, legomen. Pater Nativity, and to Thee we cry out:
doulou lamvani, ex apirogamou Mitros Imprint of His Eternity, takes the form
imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito to Our Father Who art in Heaven,
proelthon, ou tropin ipominas. O gar of a servant, and without undergoing
Onoma Sou Filanthrope. Hallowed be Thy Name, O Lover of
in diemine, Theos on alithinos. Ke O change, He came forth from a Mother
mankind!
ouk in proselaven, anthropos who knew not wedlock. For what He
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of genomenos dia filanthropian, afto was, He has remained - True God - and
eonon. ages. voisomen. O tehthis ek Parthenou what He was not, He has taken upon
Amin Amen Theos, eleison imas. Himself - becoming Man through Love
for mankind. Unto Him let us cry
M E NAION –A P OSTIH A – TH E N ATIV ITY – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
aloud: O God Born of a Virgin: have
Horevousin Angeli pantes en Ourano, ke All the Heavenly Angels form a Chorus Mercy on us!
agallonte simeron. Skirta de pas ai and Exult today, and all Creation Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se For Thy Name’s sake I have waited for
Ktisis, dia ton gennithenta en leaps for Joy, for our Saviour and Kyrie, ipeminen i psihi mou is ton Thee, O Lord. My soul has waited
Vithleem, Sotira Kyrion, oti pasa Lord has been Born in Bethlehem. Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi ton upon Thy Word. My soul has hoped
plani ton idolon pepavte, ke Vasilevi All the deception of idols has ceased Kyrion. in the Lord.
Hristos is tous eonas. and Christ reigns as King forever.
Tou Kyriou Iisou Gennithentos, ek tis When the Lord Jesus was Born of the
“N I N A P O L I I S T O N D O U L O N SOU...” – Agias Parthenou, pefotiste ta simpanta; Holy Virgin, all the world was
TRIASAGION PRAYERS & OUR Pimenon gar agraflounton, ke Magon Enlightened. The Shepherds watched
LORD’S PRAYER  proskinounton, Angelon animnounton, in the fields, the Magi adored and the
O KTOEH OS - AP OLY TIKION – T ONE 3 Ierodis etaratteto. Oti Theos en sarki Angels praised in song; but Herod was
efani, Sotir ton psihon imon. troubled, for God has appeared in the
Eufrenestho ta Ourania, agalliastho ta Let the Heavens sing for Joy! Let
Flesh: the Saviour of our souls
epigia, oti epiise Kratos, en Vrahioni everything on Earth be Glad! For
Aftou, O Kyrios, epatise to Thanato with His Arm the Lord has worked Apo filakis proes mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night,
ton Thanaton, Prototokos ton nekron Power. He trampled Death filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch, let Israel
egeneto, ek kilias Adou errisato underfoot by means of Death, and Kyrion. hope in the Lord.
imas, ke pareshe to kosmo to Mega became the Firstborn of the dead. I Vasilia Sou, Hriste O Theos, Vasilia Thy Kingdom, O Christ God, is a Kingdom
Eleos. From the maw of Hades He Delivered panton ton Eonon, ke i Despotia Sou en of all Ages; and Thy Rule is from
us and granted the world His Great pasis genea ke genea. O Sarkothis ek generation to generation. Made Flesh
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Mercy. Pnevmatos Agiou, ke ek tis of the Holy Spirit and made Man of the
✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Aiparthenou Marias Enanthropisas, Fos Ever Virgin Mary, Thou has
and to the Holy Spirit imin elampsas, Hriste O Theos, ti Si Enlightened us by Thy Coming. Light
M E NAION – FE STAL A P OLY TIKION – H OLY A NCE STORS – TOE 2 Parousia. Fos ek Fotos, tou Patros to of Light, Brightness of the Father,
Apafgasma, pasan Ktisin efedrinas, Thou has made the whole Creation
Evangelizou Iosif, to David ta Annunciate, O Joseph, the Miracles to Pasa pnoi eni Se, ton haraktira tis shine with Joy. All that has breath
Thavmata to Theopaori. Parthenon David, the Ancestor of God, for Doxis tou Patros O on ke proon, ke praises Thee: the Image of the Glory of
ides kioforisasan, meta Magon Thou beheld the Child-bearing eklampsas ek Parthenou Theos, Eleison the Father. O God Who art and Who

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imas. has ever been, Who has shone forth T H E OTOKION – T ONE 3
from a Virgin: have Mercy on us. Pos mi Thavmasomen, ton Theandrikon How can we not marvel at Thy
Sou Tokon Pansevasmie? Piran gar Theandric Childbirth, O Most
M E NAION – FE STAL S TIHE RA – H OLY A NCE STORS – T ONE 1
Andros mi dexameni Panamome, Reverend Maid? For while having
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par’ For with the Lord there is Mercy, and etekes apatora Iion en Sarki, ton Pro had no spousal congress, All-
afto litrosis. Ke aftos litrosete ton with Him is abundant Redemption. Eonon ek Patros Gennithenta Blameless One, Thou gave Birth to a
Israil ek pason ton anomion Aftou. And He will Redeem Israel from all amitora, midamos ipominanta tropin, Son Unfathered in the Flesh, Who
his transgressions. i firmon, i dieresin, all’ ekateras had, unmothered, been Begotten of
ousias tin idiotita, soan filaxanta. Dio the Father before all Ages. He in no
Ton Theopatora pnates anevfimisomen, The Ancestor of God, David the King, Mitroparthene Despina, afton iketeve way underwent any change,
David ton Vasilea. Ek gar toutou let us all praise, for from him came Sothine, tas psihas ton Orthodoxos, intermingling or division; but He
proilthe, Ravdos i Parthenos, ke ex the Virgin Stem, from which Theotokon Omologounton Se. preserved each Nature’s distinct
Aftis, anatetalken Anthos Hristos ke Blossomed the Flower, Christ, and Identity in its totality. Therefore, O
ton Adam Sin ti Eva ek tis fthoras, being Deliverd from corruption, ISODOS/ENTRANCE – “FOS ILARON...”  Virgin Mother and Sovereign Lady,
aneplasato os Efsplaghnos. Adam and Eva cry unto to Him for Entreat Him for the Salvation of the
He is Compassionate. souls of those Confessing Thee
Enite ton Kyrion, panta ta Ethni, Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! O C TOE H OS - P ROKE IME NON - SATURDAY E VE NING – P SALM 92 –
epenesate afton, pantes i lai. Praise Him, all your people! T ONE (6) PLAGAL

Ton Profiton tas prorrisis eiden en gira The fulfilment of the Prophecies Joseph O Kyrios evasilefsen - Evprepian The Lord reigns - Vested with Majesty
safos, O Iosif O Mnistor, emfanos the Betrothed clearly saw in his old Enedisato. (3) (3)
pliroumenas, mnistias lahon xenis, age! He was granted a Mysterious 1. Enedisato Kyrios Dinamin ke 1. The Lord is Vested and Girded with
hrimatismous, ton Angelon Commandment yet he received periezosato. ✶ Power ✶
dexamenos Doxa Theo ekvoonton, oti Enlightenment from Angels who
en Gi, tin Irinin edorisato. cried: ✞ Glory to God! For He has 2. Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, itis 2. And thus He established the world,
granted Peace to the world! ou salefthisete ✶ which shall not be moved. ✶
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the NO READINGS TONIGHT – LITANY OF
ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever. FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS 
eona. O KTOECH OS - A P OSTICH A - T ONE 3

Ton Adelphotheon pantes The Brother of our Lord let us all O to pathi Sou Hriste, amavrosas ton By Thy Passion, O Christ, Thou hast
anevfimisomen, os Ierarhin onta. praise! He is a Bishop and ilion, ke to Foti tis Sis Anastaseos, darkened the sun. By Thy
Matyrio de palin emprepsanta courageous Martyr. Wherefore, O fedrinas ta simpanta, prosexe imon, Resurrection, Thou hast granted all
genneos. Ou tes evhes, Iisou O Theos Jesus our God, wrapped in ton Esperinon Imnon Filanthrope. things Light. Accept our Evening
imon, O en Spileo ke Fatni, swaddling clothes int he Grotto and Hymns, O Lover of mankind.
sparganothis Soson pantas tous Manger, through his Prayers, Save all
imnountas Se. those who Praise Thee! O Kyrios evasilefsen, evprepian The Lord reigns - vested with Majesty.
Enediasto. Enedisato Kyrios The Lord is vested and girded with
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Dinamin ke perizosato. Power.
and to the Holy Spirit
M E NAION - S TIHE RA – HO LY AN CE STORS – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
I Zoodoxos Sou Egersis Kyrie, tin Thy Life-giving Resurrection, O Lord,
Ikoumenin pasan efotise, ke to idion has brought Light to the entire Earth,
Mnimin epiteloumen, David ke Iakovou, The Memory of the God-fearing David plasma, ftharen anekalesato. Dio tis and revived Thy Creation that lay in
efsevous Vasileos Profitou, ke and James, let us celebrate! One was kataras tou Adam, apallagentes corruption. Therefore, released
Apostolou protou Episkopou. Afton the King of Prophets, while the other voomen. Pantodiname Kyrie,  Doxa from the Curse of Adam, we cry
gar tis didagmasi, planis was an Apostle and First Bishop. Si! aloud: O Almighty Lord:  Glory to
apallagentes, Hriston Doologoumen, Wherefore, being Saved from error Thee!
ton ek Parthenou anatilanta, ton ke by their Teachings, we may Glorify Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, i tis And He thus established the world,
sarkothenta, Sose tas psihas imon. Christ Who shone forth Incarnate ou salevthisete. which shall not be moved.
from the Virgin to Save our soul!
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Theos iparhon analliotos, Sarki pashon O God Who by Nature cannot be
illiose, on i Ktisis mi ferousa, changed, suffering in the Flesh, hast
eonon. ages. kramamenon oran, to fovo eklonito, changed Thyself. Creation - being
Amin Amen ke stenousa imni tin Sin prostrate with Fear - was unable to
makrothimia, katelthon en Adi de, bear the sight of Thee hanging, and
trimeros anestis, Zoin to kosmon groaned as it sang the praises of Thy
doroumenos, ke to Mega Eleos. Long-suffering. Thou descended

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