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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

Sunday Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns


(TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MATINS SERVICE BOOK)

By the Grace of God 31 December 2017


30TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
APODOSIS OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST OUR LORD & SAVIOUR
SUNDAY AFTER NATIVITY BEFORE THEOPHANY
Feast of St David the King, Psalmist & Holy Prophet of God,
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osfin aftou.
Ke esthion akridas ke meli agrion. And he ate locusts and wild honey.
th Ke ekririsse legon: And he preached, saying: There comes
Matins Hymns & Readings 30 Sunday After Pentecost ErheteO
Ishiroteros mou oposo mou, ou ouk One after me Who is Mightier than
SUNDAY AFTER THE NATIVITY APODOSIS BEFORE THEOPHANY Imi ikanos kipsas lise ton imanta me, whose sandal strap I am not
Kindly use the Service Book until this point, ton ipodimaton aftou. worthy to stoop down and loosen.
Ego men Evaptisa imas en idati, aftos I Baptise you with water, but He will
then carefully follow instructions with regard to these Hymns de Vaptisi imas en Pnevmati Agio. Baptise you with the Holy Spirit.

PSALM 117 /118


PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos,
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou!
1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
for His Mercy endures forever!
Elder Cleopas the Hieromonk Abbot
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but At any stage of your Spiritual Journey,
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. in the Name of the Lord I drove
them back. never become discouraged.
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti 3. This is the Lords doing, and it is Pray even if you feel the compulsion of distractions.
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. Marvellous in our eyes.
RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Our Lord will Visit you with His Great Mercy.
Ton sinanarhon Logon Patri ke The Word, Who with the Father and the For as our Lord Jesus Christ said:
Pnevmati, ton ek Parthenou Spirit has no beginning, and Who, Let it be to you according to your Faith.
Tehthenta is Sotirian imon, for our Salvation, was born of a (Matthew 9:29)
animnisomen, Pisti, ke Proskinisomen. Virgin, let us faithful believers hymn
Oti ivdokise sarki anelthin en to and adore. For it was His Good
Stavro ke Thanaton ipomine ke egire Pleasure to ascend the Cross in the
tous tethneotas en ti Evdoxo Anastasi Flesh, and to Suffer Death, and
Aftou. through His own Glorious
Resurrection to raise the dead.
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son, To all my Fellow Disciples of Christ
and to the Holy Spirit
FESTAL APOLYTIKION THE HOLY ANCESTORS - TONE 2 May God Bless us and keep us in His Sight Forever,
Evangelizou Iosif, to David ta Thavmata Annunciate, O Joseph, to David the and may He grant us good Spiritual Progress
to Theopatori.
kioforisasan,
Parthenon ides
meta Magon
Ancestors, the Miracles - Thou
beheld the Virgin pregnant, Thou
throughout the New Year and always.
prosekinisas, meta Pimenon Glorified with the Shepherds, Thou Thank you for your Love and encouragement,
edoxologisas, di Angelou worshipped with the Magi, and Thou
hrimatisthis. Iketeve Hriston ton were warned by an Angel! Entreat which keeps me going,
Theon, Sothine tas psihas imon. Christ our God to Save our soul!
especially when my Struggle to Fulfil my Sacred Calling
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
eonon. becomes extremely difficult.
Amin Amen With Love in Christ
FESTAL APOLYTIKION THE NATIVITY - TONE 4 Marguerite Paizis
I Gennisis Sou Hriste O Theos imon, Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, has
anetile to kosmo, to Fos to tis caused the Light of Knowledge to
Gnoseos. En afti gar it is astris rise upon the world. For therein the
latrevontes, ipo Asteros edidaskonto. Worshippers of the stars were by a

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SEASONAL KONTAKION - NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 3 Se proskinin, ton Ilion tis Dikeosinis, Star instructed to worship Thee, the
I Parthenos simeron, ton Iperousion tikti, Today the Virgin gives Birth to Him ke Se Ginoskin ex ipsous Anatolin,  Sun of Righteousness, and to know
ke i Gi to Spyleon to aprito prosagi. Who is above all being, and the Kyrie, Doxa Si! Thee as Orient from on High.  O
Angeli meta Pimenon Doxologousi, Earth offers a Cave to Him Whom Lord, Glory to Thee!
Magi de meta Asteros odiporousi, di no man can approach. Angels with SMALL LITANY 
imas gar Egenniti, Pedion Neon, O Pro Shepherds give Glory, and Magi FIRST RESURRECTION KATHISMA TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Eonon Theos. journey with a Star. For unto us is
Born a young Child: the Pre-Eternal Ton Stavron tou Kyriou egkomiasomen, Let us celebrate the Cross of the Lord!
SMALL LITANY tin Tafin tin Agian Imnis timisomen, Let us honour in Hymns His Holy
God.
ke tin Anastasin aftou Burial and Highly Glorify His
PROKEIMENON PSALM 27/28 - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 Resurrection, for with Himself He
iperdoxasomen: oti sinigire nekrous,
Soson, Kyrie, ton Laon Sou ke Evlogison Save, O Lord, Thy People, and Bless raised the dead from the tombs, as
ek ton mnimaton os Theos, skilevsas God, having despoiled the might of
tin Klironomian Sou. Thine Inheritance. kratos thanatou, ke ishin diavolou, ke death, and the devils strength, and
Pros Se, Kyrie, kekraxome, O Theos mou. Unto Thee, O Lord, shalt I cry: O my tis en Adi fos anetile. He made Light dawn for those in
God! Hades.
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO ST TIMOTHY 4 : 5 8 Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
Teknon Timothee, nife en pasi, Timothy, my son: always be steady,
kakopathison, ergon piison endure suffering, do the Work of an Kyrie nekros prosigorevthis, O nekrosas O Lord Who put Death to death, Thou
Evangelistou, tin Diakonian Sou Evangelist, fulfil Thy Ministry. ton Thanaton: en mnimati etethis, O were called dead; Thou Who emptied
Pliroforison. kenosas ta mnimata: ano stratiote the tombs were placed in a Tomb;
For I am already on the point of being ton tafon efilatton, kato tous ap above, soldiers were guarding the
Ego gar idi spendome, ke O keros tis sacrificed, and the time of my eonos nekrous exanestisas. Tomb, below, Thou raised the dead
emis analiseos efestike. Departure has come. Pantodiname ke akatelipte, Kyrie from every age. O Lord, All Powerful
Ton agona ton Kalon Igonisme, ton I have fought the Good Fight, I have Doxa Si! and beyond all understanding:
Dromon teteleka, tin Pistin tetirika! finished the Race, I have kept the Glory to Thee!
Faith! Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
Lipon apokite mi O tis Dikeosinis Henceforth, there is laid up for me the eonon.
Stefanos, on apodosis mi O Kyrios enCrown of Righteousness, which on Amin Amen
ekini ti Imera, O Dikeos Kritis - outhat Day, our Lord, the Righteous FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA THE NATIVITY TONE 4
monon de emi, alla ke pasi tis Judge, will award to me - not only
igapikosi tin Epifanian Aftou. me, but also to all who have Loved Defte idomen Pisti, pou egennithi O Come, O ye Faithful, and let us behold
His Appearing. Hristos. Akolouthisomen lipon, entha where Christ is Born! Let us join the
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MARK 1 : 1 8 odevi O Astir, meta ton Magon Magi, the Kings from the East, and
Anatolis ton Vasileon. Angeli follow the Guiding Star. Angels sing
Arhi tou Evangelliou Iisou Hristou, Iiou The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus imnousin, akatapafstos eki. Pimenes praises without ceasing, and
tou Theou. Christ, Son of God. agravlousin, odin epaxion: Doxa en Shepherds abiding in the fields offer
Os gegrate en tis Profites: Idou! Ego As it is written in the Prophets: Behold, ipsitis legontes, to simeron en Spileo a fitting Hymn: Glory in the
apostello ton Angelon mou pro I send My Messenger before Thy tehthenti, ek tis Parthenou, ke Highest to Him Who in the Cave this
prosopou Sou, os kataskevasi tin Face, who will prepare Thy Way Theotokou, en Vithleem tis Ioudeas. . day is Born of the Virgin and
Odon Sou emprosthen Sou. before Thee. Theotokos, in Bethlehem of Judah!
Foni voontos en ti erimo: Etimasate tin The voice of one crying in the SECOND RESURRECTION KATHISMA - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Odon Kyriou, evthias piite tas Wilderness: Prepare the Way of the Kyrie, meta tin Trimeron Sou Anastasin, O Lord, after Thy Resurrection on the
Trivous Aftou! Lord; make straight His Paths! ke tin ton Apostolon proskinisin, O third day, and the worship of the
Egeneto Ioannis Vaptizon en ti erimo ke John went Baptising in the Wilderness Petro evoa Si: Ginekes apetoliisan, Apostles, Peter cried out unto Thee:
kirisson Vaptisma Metanias,is afesn and preaching a Baptism of kago ediliasa: Listis etheologise, kago Women had courage, and I was a
amartion. Repentance for the remission of sins. irnisamin Se; ara kalesis me tou lipou coward! A Thief confessed Thee as
Mathitin? I palin dixis me aliea God, but I denied Thee! Will Thou
Ke eeporeveto pros Afton pas ai Ioudea And all the land of Judea, and those vithou? Alla metanoonta me dexe, O call me Disciple in future, or will
hora ke i Ierosolimite, ke Evaptizonto from Jerusalem, went out to him and Theos ke Soson me. Thou declare me once again, a Fisher
pantes en to Iordani Potamo ip aftou were all Baptised by him in the of the deep? But accept me
exomologoueni tas amartias afton. Jordan River, confessing their sins. repenting, O God, and Save me!
In de O Ioannis endedimenos trihas John was clothed with camels hair and Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
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Kyrie, en meso se prosilosan. I O Lord, the lawless nailed Thee
OF

paranomi ton katadikon, ke loghi tin between malefactors and pierced I Gennisis Sou Hriste O Theos imon, Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, has
plevran Sou exekentisan, O Eleimon. Thy Side with a lance, O Merciful. anetile to kosmo to Fos to tis caused the Light of Knowledge to
Tafin de katedexo, O lisas Adou tas But Thou who destroyed the Gates of gnoseos. En afti gar it is astris rise upon the world. For therein
pilas, ke anestis trimeros; edramon Hades, accepted burial and Arose on latrevontes, ipo asters edidaskonto, the worshippers of the stars were
Se proskinin, ton Ilion tis dikeosinis, by a Star instructed to worship
Ginekes idin Se, ke apingilan the third day. Women rant to see
ke Se ginoskin ex Ipsous anatolin. Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and
Apostolis tin egersin. Iperipsoumene Thee and they announced the
Sotir, on imnousin Angeli, Resurrection to the Apostles. O
Kyrie, Doxa Si. REPEATED to know Thee as Orient from on
High. O Lord, Glory to Thee!
Evlogimene Kyrie, Doxa Si! Saviour, Highly Exalted, Whom the
Angels hymn: O Blessed Lord: Glory 1. Ipen O Kyrios to
Kyrio mou: Kathou 1. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at My
to Thee! ek dexion mou, eos an tho tous righ Hand, until I make Thine
ehtrous Sou ipopodion ton Podon enemies the Footstool of Thy
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Sou. Feet.
eonon. 2. Ravdon Dinameos exaposeli Si 2. The Lord shall send forth the Rod of
Amin Amen Kyrios ek Sion, ke katakirieve en Thy Power from Zion and rule in
SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA - NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 4 meso ton ehthron Sou. the midst of Thine enemies.
3. Meta Sou i arhi en Imera tis 3. With Thee is the beginning in the
Ti Thavmazis Mariam? Ti ekthamvise Why art Thou filled with Wonder, O
Dinameos Sou, en tes Lamprotisi Day of Thy Power, in the
to en Si? Oti ahronon Ion, hrono Mary? Why art Thou amazed at that ton Agion Sou. Brightness of Thy Saints.
egennisa fisi, tou tiktomenou tin which is come to pass in Thee?
sillipsin mi diahthisa. Anandros imi, Because I have given Birth in time to O MONGENIS IIOS KE LOGOS... 
ke pos texo Iion? Asporaon gonin tis the Timeless Son, yet understand not SMALL ENTRANCE HYMNS
eoraken? Opou Theos de voulete, how I Conceived Him. I have not RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
known man: how then shall I bear a
nikate fiseos taxis, os gegrapte.
Child? Who has ever seen a Birth Ton sinanarhon Logon Patri ke The Word, Who with the Father and the
Hristos etehthi, ek tis Parthenou, en Pnevmati, ton ek Parthenou Spirit has no beginning, and Who,
without seed? But, as it is written:
Vithleem tis Ioudeas. Tehthenta is Sotirian imon, for our Salvation, was born of a
Where God so Wills, the order of
nature is overcome: Christ is Born of animnisomen, Pisti, ke Proskinisomen. Virgin, let us faithful believers hymn
RESURRECTION EVLOGITARIA, TRISAGION Oti ivdokise sarki anelthin en to and adore. For it was His Good
HYMN, THEOTOKION & SMALL LITANY the Virgin in Bethlehem of Judah.
Stavro ke Thanaton ipomine ke egire Pleasure to ascend the Cross in the
RESURRECTION IPAKOI- TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 tous tethneotas en ti Evdoxo Anastasi Flesh, and to Suffer Death, and
Angeliki orasi ton noun The Myrrhbearers, astounded in mind Aftou. through His own Glorious
ekthamboumene, ke thiki egersi tin by the Vision of the Angel yet Resurrection to raise the dead.
psihin fotizomene, e Mirofori tis Enlightened in soul by the Divine FESTAL APOLYTIKION NATIVITY OF CHRIST OUR LORD TONE 4
Apostolis evingelizonto Anangilate en Resurrection, announced the Good I Gennisis Sou Hriste O Theos imon, Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, has
tis ethnesi, tin Anastasin tou Kyriou, Tidings to the Apostles: Tell among anetile to kosmo to Fos to tis gnoseos. caused the Light of Knowledge to
sinergountos tis thavmasi, ke the Nations the Lords Resurrection, En afti gar it is astris latrevontes, ipo rise upon the world. For therein
parehontos imin to Mega Eleos. Who works with us through asters edidaskonto, Se prokinin, ton the worshippers of the stars were
Wonders, and grants us His Great Ilion tis dikeosinis, ke Se ginoskin ex by a Star instructed to worship
Mercy.
ipsous anatolin. Kyrie, Doxa Si. Thee, the Sun of Righteousness,
RESURRECTION ANABATHMI TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 and to know Thee as Orient from
ANTIFONON A En to thlivesthe me, ANTIPHON 1 O my Lord, in my sorrow I on High. O Lord, Glory to Thee!
Davitikos ado si, Sotir mou. Rise mou sing unto Thee like David. Save my FESTAL APOLYTIKION THE HOLY ANCESTORS - TONE 2
tin psihin ek glossis dolias. soul from deceitful tongues.
Evangelizou Iosif, to David ta Thavmata Annunciate, O Joseph, to David the
Tis epimikis, Zoi Makaria esti, Thiko Blessed is the life of those in the desert. to Theopatori. Parthenon ides Ancestors, the Miracles - Thou
Eroti pteroumenis. By Love Divine, they ascend upward. kioforisasan, meta Magon beheld the Virgin pregnant, Thou
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, prosekinisas, meta Pimenon Glorified with the Shepherds, Thou
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit. Now and edoxologisas, di Angelou worshipped with the Magi, and Thou
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. hrimatisthis. Iketeve Hriston ton were warned by an Angel! Entreat
Theon, Sothine tas psihas imon. Christ our God to Save our soul.
Amin Amen
Agio Pnevmati, perikratite panta ta All things visible and invisible are
orata te, sin tis aoratis. Aftokrates preserved by the Holy Spirit. He is
gar on, tis Triados en estin apsefstos. the Sovereign Being and truly One of
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ANTIFONON B Is ta ori, psihi, arthomen. ANTIPHON 2 O my soul, let us ascend
th Devro ekise, othen voithia iki. the heights. From there comes thy
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Dexia Sou Hir kame, Hriste, iptameni, Let Thy right Hand also touch me,
FIRST FESTAL ANTIPHON - NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 2 skeorias pasis perifilaxato. Christ, that I may be preserved from
all evil deceits.
1. Exomologisome Si, Kyrie, en oli 1. I
will Praise Thee, O Lord,with my
kardia mou, en Voili Evtheon ke whole heart, in the Council of the Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Sinagogi. Upright and in the Assembly. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit. Now and
Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, Through the Intercessions of the eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
Soson imas. (REPEATED) Theotokos, O Saviour, Save us. Amin. Amen.
(REPEATED)
2. Megala ta Erga Kyriou, exezitimena 2. Great art the Works of the
Agio Pnevmati Theologontes fomen. Let us speak by the Holy Spirit of
is panta ta Thelimata Aftou. Lord,sought out in all things Si i Theos, Zoi, Eros, Fos, Nous, Si Things Divine. Thou art God, Life,
according to His Will. Hristotis, Si Vasilevis is tous Eonas. Love, Light and Mind. Thou art
Goodness and Thou reigns to the
3. Exomologisis ke Megaloprepia to 3. Praiseworthyand Majestic art His
Ages.
Ergon Aftou, ke i Dikeosini Aftou Works, and His Righteousness
meni is to eona tou eonos. endures unto the Ages of ages. ANTIFONON Epi tis erikosi mi, is tas ANTIPHON 3 For those who have said to
4. Litroin apestile to lao Aftou. 4. He sent Redemption to His people. avlas provomen Kyriou, haras pollis me: Let us go into the Courts of the
Enetilato is ton eona diathikin He Commanded His Covenant plisthis, evhas anapempo. Lord, I offer Prayers, being filled
Aftou. Agion ke foveron to forever. Holy and Fearful is His with great Joy.
Onoma Aftou. Name.
Epi ikon David, ta fovera telesiourgite. In the House of David, awesome
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Pir gar eki flegon apanta eshron Wonders happen, for therein is a
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and noun. burning Fire that consumes every
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. evil mind.
Amin Amen Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father and to the Son,
SMALL LITANY Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit. Now and
SECOND FESTAL ANTIPHON NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 2 eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
1. Makarios anir, O fovoumenos ton 1. Blessed is the man who fears the Amin Amen
Kyrion, en tes Entoles Aftou thelisi Lord; he will delight Agio Pnevmati Zoarhiki axia. Ex ou Every living thing is Animated by the
sfodra. exceedingly in His
Commandments. pan Zoon empsihoute, os en Patri Holy Spirit Who, with the Father and
ama te ke Logo. the Logos, is the Principle of Life.
Soson imas Iie Theou, O E X O Son of God, W H O A R T B O R N O F RESURRECTION PROKEIMENON TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
P A R T H E N O U T E H T H I S , psallontas T H E V I R G I N , Save us who sing to
Si: Allilouia! (REPEATED) Thee: Alleluia (REPEATED) Anastithi, Kyrie O Theos mou oti ou Arise, O Lord my God, for Thou
2. Dinaton en ti gi este to sperma 2. His
seed shall be Mighty on earth; Vasilevis is tous eonas. reignest forever
aftou, genea evtheon the generation of the upright Exomologisome Si Kyrie, en oli
Evlogithisete. shall be Blessed.
STIHOS VERSE I will give thanks unto Thee, O
kardia mou. Lord with my whole heart
3. Doxa ke ploutos en to Iko Aftou, ke i 3. Glory and riches shall be in His
Dikeosini Aftou eni is ton eona tou House, and His Righteousness Anastithi, Kyrie O Theos mou oti ou Arise, O Lord my God, for Thou
eonos. continues unto Ages of ages. Vasilevis is tous eonas reignest forever
4. Exanetilen en skoti Fos tis evthesin 4. For the Upright, Light springs up in SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO GOD 
Eleimon ke Iktirmon ke Dikeos. Darkness, for He is Merciful,
Compassionate and Righteous. RESURRRECTION GOSPEL 8: JOHN 20:11-18
OUR RISEN LORD JESUS SPEAKS TO ST MARY MAGDALENE
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Maria de istiki pros to Mnimio kleousa Mary stood outside the Tomb weeping,
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. exo. Os ouneklee, parekipsen is to and as she wept she stooped down
Amin Amen Mnimion ke theori dio Angelous en and looked into the Tomb, and she
levkis kathezomenou - ena pros ti saw two Angels in white sitting - one
O MONOGENIS IIOS KE LOGOS... kefali ke ena pros tis posin - opou at the head and the other at the feet
ekito to Soma tou Isou. - where the Body of Jesus had lain.
Ke legousin afti ekini: Gyne, ti kleis? And they asked her: Woman, why are
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Legi aftis: Oti iran ton Kyrion Mou, ke She replied: Because they have taken Ipen O Kyrios to Kyrio mou. Kathou The Lord said to My Lord: Sit at My
ouk ida pou ethikan afton. away my Lord, and I do not know ek Dexion Mou, eos an Tho tous Right Hand until I make Thine
where they have laid Him. exhrous Sou ipopodion ton Podon enemies the Footstool for Thy Feet.
Ke tafta ipousa estrafi is ta opiso, ke And when she said this, she turned Sou.
theori ton Isoun estota, ke ouk idi oti around and saw Jesus standing Defte animnisomen, tin Mitera tou O come, let us sing the praises of the
Iisous esti. there, but did not know that it was Sotiros, tin meta Tokon palin ofthisan Mother of our Saviour, who, after
Jesus. Parthenon. Heris Polis empsihe, tou Child-bearing still remained Virgin.
Jesus Vasileos ke Theou, en i Hristo ikisas, Rejoice, Thou Living City of God the
Legi afti O Iisous: Gyne, ti kleis? Ti na said to her: Woman, why are
Sotirian irgasato. Meta tou Gavriil King, in which Christ has dwelt,
zitis? you weeping? Whom are you
animnoumen Se, meta ton Pimenon bringing to pass our Salvation. With
seeking?
Doxazomen krazontes. Theotoke Gabriel we sing Thy praises; with
Ekini dokousa oti O kipouros esti, legi Supposing Him to be the Gardener, she Presveve, to ek Sou Sarkothenti, the Shepherds we Glorify Thee,
afto: Kyrie, i si evastasas afton, ipe mi said to Him: Sir, if you have carried Sothine imas. crying: O Theotokos, Intercede for
pou ethikas afton, kago afton aro. Him away, tell me where you have our Salvation with Him Who took
laid Him, and I will take Him away. Flesh from Thee!
Legi afti O Iisous: Maria! Jesus said to her: Mary! Ek gastros pro eosforou egennisa Se. I have Begotten Thee from the Womb
She turned and said to Him: Rabboni! Omose Kyrios ke ou before the Morning Star. The Lord
Strafisa ekini legi afto: Ravouni! (O metamelithisete. Si Ierefs is ton Vowed and will not repent. Thou
legete, Didaskale.) (which is to say: Teacher).
eona kata tin taxin Melhisedek. art a Priest forever according to the
Legi afti O Iisous: Mi mou aptou. Oupo Jesus said to her: Do not cling to Me, Order of Melchizedek.
gar anavevika pros ton Patera Mou. for I have not yet ascended to My O Patir evdokisen, O Logos sarx egeneto, The Father was well-pleased: the Word
Porevou de pros tous Adelfous mou Father; but go to My Brethren and
ke i Parthenos eteke, Theon became Flesh; and the Virgin gave
ke ipe aftis. Anaveno pros ton tell them: I am Ascending to My
enanthropisanta. Astir minii: Magi Birth to God Who became Man. A
Patera Mou ke Patera imon, ke Father and your Father, and to My
proskinousi! Pimenes Thamazousi! Star reveals Him! Magi bow in
Theo Mou ke Theon imon. God and your God.
Ke i Ktisis Agallete worship! Shepherds marvel! And
Erhete Maria i Magdalini apangelousa Mary Magdalene went and told the Creation rejoices!
tis Mathites oti eorake ton Kyrion, ke Disciples that she had seen the Lord, Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
tafta ipen afti. and that He had spoken these things
and to the Holy Spirit
to her.
FESTAL STIHERA THE NATIVITY - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
RESURRECTION KONTAKION - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Pros ton Adin Sotir mou sigkatavevikas, Thou descended into Hades, Christ my
Ema ke pir, ke atmida Kapnou, terata Blood and Fire, and a Cloud of smoke
Gis, a proiden Ioil, ema tin Sarkosin, portents on Earth that Joel foresaw
ke tas pilas sintripsas os Saviour, smashed its gates as All
Pir tin theotita, atmida de apnou, to Blood, the Incarnation; Fire, the
Pantodinamos, tous thanentas os Powerful, raised the dead with
Pnevma to Agion, to epelthon ti Divinity; and the Cloud of Smoke,
Ktistis sinexanestisas, ke thanatou to Thyself as Creator, smashed the
Partheno, ke kosmon evodiasasn. the Holy Spirit Who overshadowed
kentdron Hriste sinetripsas, ke Adam sting of Death and delivered Adam
Mega to Mystirion, tis Sis the Virgin and filled our world with
tis kataras erriso Filanthrope. Dio from the Curse: O Lover of Mankind:
enanthropiseos, Kyrie, Doxa Si! Fragrance! Great is the Mystery of
pantes Si krazomen: Soson imas, therefore, we all cry unto Thee: Save
Thy becoming Man! Glory to Thee,
Kyrie. us, O Lord!
O Lord!
RESURRECTION IKOS - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Akousase e Ginekes tou Angelou ta The Women, when they heard the eonon. ages.
rimata, apevalonto ton thrinon, Angels words, cast away their
prosharis genomene, ke sintromi tin lamentation and becoming Joyful, Amin Amen
Anastasin evlepon: ke idou Hristos trembling saw the Resurrection. And
prosingisen aftes, legon to: Herete: behold: Christ drew near them and THEOTOKION GREAT DOXOLOGY &
tharsite, ego ton kosmon nenikika, ke said: Rejoice! Take courage, I have RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION
tous desmious errisamin: spoudasate overcome the world and freed the
oun pros tous Mathita apangellouse prisoners! Hurry then to the
aftis, oti proago imas en to Galilea Disciples; take them this message: I
tou kirise: dio pantes si krazomen: Am going before you to preach in
Soson imas, Kyrie! the city of Galilee. Therefore, we all
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Kyrie, e Ginekes edromon epi to mnima, O Lord, the Women ran to Thy Tomb to
tou idin se ton Hriston, ton di imas see Thee, the Christ Who had Evfrosinis imeron, David plioute O With Gladness today David the Holy
pathonta: ke proselthouse, evron suffered for our sake, and Thios, Iosif te enesin, Sin Iakovo Prophet, Joseph and James, together
Angelon epi ton lithon kathimenon, to approaching, they found an Angel prosferi. Stefos gar ti singenia offer up Praises. Receiving the
fovo kilisthenta, ke pros aftas evoise seated upon the stone rolled back, Hristou lavontes, herousi, ke ton Crown of Kinship with Christ our
legon: Anesti O Kyrios! Ipate tis with fear but he cried out to them afrastos en gi tehthenta, animnousi Saviour, they Rejoice and to Him
Mathistes, oti anesti ek nekron, O and said: The Lord has Risen! Tell ke voosin. Iktirmon Soze tous Se Who is Ineffably Born on Earth, they
soson tas pishas imon. His Disciples that He has Risen: He gererontas. cry out and ceaselessly extol: O Lord
Who Saves our souls. of Mercy, Save us who Honour Thee!
Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the FESTAL IKOS THE HOLY ANCESTORS
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp. Aporrito vouli, tiktete sarki O asarkos, By the Ineffable Will, Born in the Flesh
perigrafete nin Somati, O is the Fleshless One. In Body now
Kyrie, osper exilthes esfragismenou tou O Lord, as Thou came out of the sealed
aperigraptos, ke Sozi atreptos tas circumscribed is the
tafou, outos isilthes, ke ton thiron Tomb, so Thou came in to Thy
amfo Ousias, arhin lamvani O fisi Uncircumscribed, immutably
keklismenon, pros tous Mathitas Sou, Disciples when the doors were shut,
and showed them Thy Bodys anarhos, ke Monos iperhronos, orate preserving both Essences. An origin
kiknion aftis ta tou somatos pathi,
sufferings, which Thou had vrefos, O ipertelios, ferete hersin, O receives He Who by Nature is
aper katedexo Sotir makrothimisas.
accepted, O Long Suffering Saviour; feron ta simpanta. Dio tous toutou Unoriginate and Who alone
Os ek spermatos David, molopas
ipinegkas: Os Ios de tou Theou, as sprung from Davids seed, Thou singenia semninomenous, os Theos transcends time. As an Infant is He
kosmon ileftherosas. Mega Sou to endured stripes; as Son of God Thou stefi to eaftou toketo, ous Doxazontes perceived, He Who transcends
Eleos, akatalipte Sotir! Eleison imas hast freed the world. Great is Thy Pisti, asigitos ekvoomen. Iktirmon Perfection. Borne in arms is He Who
Mercy, O Saviour, beyond Soze tous Se gererontas. bears the Universe. Therefore, as
understanding: have Mercy on us! God, by His Birth He Crowns those
FESTAL STIHERA THE NATIVITY - TONE 4 who have the Honour of being His
King; Whom we Glorify with Faith,
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance; as we ceaselessly cry: O Lord of
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and pipe Mercy, Save us who Honour Thee!
Evfrenesthe Dikei! Ourani agalliasthe, Make glad, O you Righteous! Greatly SYNAXARION 31 DECEMBER
skirtisate ta ori, Hristou rejoice, O you Heavens! You
Gennithentos. Parthenos kathezete, mountains, dance for Joy! Christ is
Ti A tou aftou minos, Mnimi tis Osias On this 31st day of December, we
ta Herouvim mimoumeni, vastazousa Born! And like the Cherubim, the Mitros imon Melanis tis Romeas. Commemorate our Holy Mother, St
en kolpis, Theon Logon sarkothenta. Vigin makes a Throne, carrying at Melania the Roman.
Pimenes ton tehtenta doxazousi. Her Bosom God the Word become Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Agiou Martyros On this day we commemorate the Holy
Magi to Despoti dora porsferousin. Flesh. Shepherds Glorify the New ke Presviterou Zotikou tou Martyr and Priest, St Zotikos who
Angeli animnountes legousin. Born Child! Magi offer gifts! Angels Orfanotrofou. took care of orphans.
Akatalipte Kyrie Doxa Si! sing praises, saying: O Lord past
Ti afti imera, O Agios Gelasios en Irini On this day St Gelasios Reposed in
understanding: Glory to Thee! telioute. Peace.
Enite afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; Ti afti imera, e Agie deka Partheni, e en On this day the 10 Holy Virgins of
afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let Nikomidia tou ofthalmous diatrithise Nikomedia were Perfected when
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise ke tas plevras xesthise, teliounte. their eyes were pierced and their
the Lord. sides were scraped.
Theotoke Parthene, i tekousa ton Sotira, O Virgin Theotokos who has borne our Ti afti imera, I Agia Martys Olimpiodora On this day the Holy Martyr, St
anetrepsas tin protin kataran tis Saviour, Thou hast overthrown the piri telioute. Olympiodora was Perfected by fire.
Evas. Oti Mitir gegonas, tis evdokias ancient Curse of Eve. For Thou hast
tou Patros, Vastazousa en kolpis, become the Mother of Him in Whom Ti afti imera, O Agios Faios en Irini On this day St Gaios Reposed in Peace.
Theon Logon sarkothenta. Ou feri to the Father is well-pleased, and hast telioute.
Mystirion erevnan. Pisti moni touto carried in Thy Bosom God the I Agii Martyres Voisiris, Gaudentios ke The Holy Martyrs St Vousiris, St
pantes doxazomen, krazontes meta Incarnate Word. We cannot fathom Nemi xifi teliounte. Gaudentios and St Neme were
Souk e legontes. Anerminefte Kyrie this Mystery: but by Faith alone we Perfected by sword.
Doxa Si! all Glorify It, crying with Thee and
saying: O Lord Incomprehensible, Mnimi ton Agion ke Dikeon We Commemorate the Holy, Righteous
Glory to Thee! Theopatoron, Iosif tou Mnistoros tis Ancestors of God St Joseph the
Agias Parthenou Despinis imon Betrothed of our Lady, the Holy
Theotokou, Iakovou, tou Adelfou tou Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary, St
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Vasileos. St David the Holy Prophet and King. Mnistora. Tou Hristou gar ti Thia Theotokos, let us extol their
Gennisi kathipourgisan, Vithleem en memory, for they rendered their
Tes ton Agion Sou Presvies, O Theos, By the Intercessions of Thy Saints, O ti poli, Theoprepos, met Angelon Service worthy of God in Bethlehem
Eleison ke Soson imas. God, have Mercy on us and Save us. Magon te ke Pimenon, afto ton imnon at the Divine Nativity of Christ,
Amin. Amen. adontes, os Theo ke Despoti. together with Angels, Magi and
Shepherds, singing Hymns of Praise
KATAVASIA NATIVITY - ODES & IAMBIC VERSES - TONE 1
to Him as God and Master.
OD I 1 Hristos Gennate, Doxasate! OD E 1 Christ is Born: Glorify Him! FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION NATIVITY OF CHRIST TONE 3
Hristos ex Ouranon, apantisate! Christ has come from the Heavens:
Hristos epi gis, ipsothite! Asate to receive Him! Christ is on earth:
Epeskiepsato imas, ex ipsous O Sotir Our Saviour, the Dayspring from the
Kyrio, pas i gi, ke en evfrosini elevate Him! O all the earth: sing to imon, anatoli anatolon, ke i en skoti East, has visited us from on High,
animnisate, lai, oti Dedoxaste! the Lord! Sing praises in gladness, O ke skia, evromen tin alithian. Ke gar and we who were in darkness and
ye people, for He as been Glorified! ek tis Parthenou etehthi O Kyrios. (3) shadow have found the Truth: for
the Lord is Born of the Virgin. (3)
IAMBIC VERSE Esose laon, IAMBIC V E R S E Of old the Master Who LAUDS: PRAISES TO GOD TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
thavmatourgon Despotis, iiron works Wonders Saved His people,
thalassis kima hersosas pale. Ekon making the watery wave of the sea Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
de tehthis ek Koris, trivon Vatin, into dry land; and now of His own ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Polou tithisin imin. On kat ousian, Will has He been Born from a Virgin, Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
Ison te Patri, ke Vrotis doxazoumen. and so He establishes a Path for us to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
whereby we may mount to Heaven.
We glorify Him Who in Essence is
Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
equal to the Father and to mortal Enite Afton, pase e Dynamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
men. Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
OD I 3 To
pro ton eonon, ek Patros OD E 3 Tothe Son Who was Begotten
RESURRECTION LAUDS STICHERA - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
gennithenti arrefstos Iio, ke ep of the Father without change before Tou piise en Aftis Frima Engrapton. To execute upon them the Judgement
eschaton ek Parthenou, sarkothenti all ages, and in the last times was Doxa afti este pasi tis Osiis Aftou. that is decreed; such Glory will be
asporos, Hristo to Theo Voisomen. O without seed made flesh of the for all His Holy Ones.
anipsosas to keras imon, Agios i
Kyrie.
Virgin, to Christ our God let us cry Kyrie, esfragismenou tou tafou, ipo ton O Lord, although the grave was sealed
aloud Thou hast raised up our horn, paranomon, proilthes ek tou by lawless men, Thou came from the
Holy art Thou, O Lord! mnimatos, kathos etehthis ek tis Tomb as Thou had been born from
IAMBIC VERSE Nefson pros imnous IAMBIC VERSE Graciously accept, O Thetokou: ouk egnosan pos the Theotokos; Thy Bodiless Angels
iketon Energeta, Ehthrou tapinon tin Benefactor, the praises of Thy esarkothis, i asomati Sou Angeli: ouk did not know how Thou had become
epirmenin ofrin. Feronte Pantepopta servants, and bring down the spiteful, isthonto pote anestis, i filassontes se Incarnate, the soldiers guarding Thee
tis amartias, Iperthen akloniton, haughty looks of the enemy. O stratiote: amfotera gar esfragiste tis did not know when Thou Arose, for
estirigmenous, Makar, melodous tin Blessed Lord Who sees all, raise us up erevnosi: pefanerote de ta thavmata, both are sealed for those who
Vasi tis Pisteos. far above sin, and establish Thy tis proskinousin en pisti to mystirion: enquire, but the Wonders have been
singers firm and unshaken upon the O animnousin, apodos imin revealed to those who with Faith
foundation of the Faith. agalliasin, ke to Mega Eleos. worship the Mystery that we hymn:
4 Ravdos ek tis rizis, Iesse, ke
Grant us Joy and Great Mercy!
OD I OD E 4 Rod of the Root of Jesse, and
anthos ex aftis, Hriste, ek tis Flower that blossomed from his Enite ton Theon en tis Agiis Aftou. Praise God in His Saints; praise Him
Parthenou anevlostisas. Ex orous O stem, O Christ, Thou hast sprung Enite Afton en stereomati tis in the Firmament of His Power.
enetos, kataskiou daseos, ilthes from the Virgin. From the Dinameos Aftou.
sarkothis es apirandrou, O ailos ke Mountain overshadowed by the Kyrie, tous mohlous tous eonious O Lord, having smashed the Eternal
Theos. Doxa ti Dinami Sou Kyrie! Forest Thou hast come, made Flesh sintripsas, ke desma diarrixas, tou Bars and burst bonds asunder, Thou
from her that knew not wedlock, O mnimatos anestis, katalipon Sou ta Rose from the Tomb, leaving Thy
God Who art not formed from entafia, is martiron tis alithous grave clothes behind as evidence of
matter. Glory to Thy Power, O Lord! triimerou tafis Sou: ke proiges en ti Thy True Burial for three days; and
Genous Vrotiou, tin Galilea, O en spileo tiroumenos. Thou went ahead into Galilee, while
IAMBIC VERSE IAMBIC VERSE Of old Habakkuk the Mega Sou to Eleos, akatalipte Sotir! being guarded in a cave. Great is
anaplasin pale, Adon Profitis, Prophet was counted worthy to Eleison imas. Thy Mercy, O Saviour, beyond
Avvakoum prominii, Idin afrastos, behold ineffably the Figure and understanding: have Mercy on us!
axiothis ton tipon. Neon vrefos gar ex Symbol of Christs Birth, and he
orous tis Parthenou Exilthe laon is foretold in song the renewal of Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise
anaplasin Logos. mankind. For a Young Babe, the Enite afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of
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Mystirion Xenon, oro ke Paradoxon: A strange and most wonderful Mystery Mountain that is the Virgin, for the
Renewal of the people.
Ouranon to Spyleon! Thronon do I see: The cave is Heaven! The
Herouvikon, tin Parthenon! Tin Virgin is the Throne of the OD I 5 Theos on Erinis, Patrir iktirmon, OD E 5 As Thou art God of Peace and
fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O Cherubim! The manger is a tis Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon, Father of Mercies, Thou has sent to
ahoritos, Hristos O Theos! On grand space, in which Christ, the Erinin parehomenon, apestilas imin. us Thine Angel of Great Counsel,
animvountes Megalinomen! God Whom nothing can contain, is Othen Theognosias, pros Fos granting us Peace. So we are guided
laid! Him do we praise and magnify! Odigithentes, ek niktos orthrizontes, towards the Light of the Knowledge
SECOND FESTAL IAMBIC CANON TONE 1 Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope of God, and watching by night, we
Glorify Thee, O Lover of mankind!
Simeron i Parthenos, tikti ton Today the Virgin bears the Master
Despotin, endon en to Spileo. within the Cave IAMBIC VERSE Ek niktos ergon, IAMBIC V E R S E From the night of deeds
eskotismenis planis, Ilasmou imin of dark error we watch vigilantly,
Stergin men imas, os akindinon fovo, It would be easier for us, being free
Hriste, tis egrigoros, nin Si telousin and sing to Thee, O Christ, as to our
Raon siopin. To potho de, Parthene, from all danger, to keep silent
imnon, os evergeti, elthis porizon Benefactor. Come to us and grant us
Imnous ifenin, sintonos tethigmenous through fear: while it is difficult
evheri te tin trivon. Kath in cleansing; make the Path easy for us,
Ergodes estin. Alla ke, Mitir, sthenos, indeed, O Virgin, to devise songs
anatrehontes evrimen kleos. whereby we may ascend and so
Osi pefiken i proeresis, didou. harmoniously with Love. But Thou,
attain Glory.
O Mother, grant us strength to fulfil
our Good Intent. OD I 6 Splaghnon Ionan emvrion OD E 6 The sea monster spat forth
apimesen, enalIos thir, ion edexato. Jonah as it had received him, like a
Simeron O Despotis, tiktete os vrefos, Today, our Master is Born as an Infant Ti Partheno de, enikisas O Logos, ke babe from the womb while the
ipo Mitro Parthenou. to His Virgin Mother. sarka lavon, dililithe psilaxas Word, having dwelt in the Virgin and
adiafthoron. Is gar ouhipesti pefseos, taken Flesh, came forth from her yet
Stergin men imas, os akindinon fovo, It
would be easier for us, being free tin tekousan kateshen apimanton. kept her uncorrupt. For being
Raon siopin. To potho de, Parthene, from all danger, to keep silent Himself not subject to decay, He
Imnous ifenin, sintonos tethigmenous through fear: while it is difficult preserved His Mother free from
Ergodes estin. Alla ke, Mitir, sthenos, indeed, O Virgin, to devise songs harm.
Osi pefiken i proeresis, didou. harmoniously with Love. But Thou,
O Mother, grant us strength to fulfil IAMBIC VERSE Neon Ionas, en mihis IAMBIC VERSE Enclosed in the uttermost
our Good Intent. thalattiis, Elthin edito ke zalin depths of the sea, Jonah entreated
FESTAL KATAVASIA CANON 1 IAMBIC VERSE NATIVITY TONE 1 aparkese. Nigis ego de, to Thee to come and still the storm.
tirannountos Veli, Hriste And I, O Christ, pricked by the
Megalinon psihi mou, tin Magnify, O my soul, Her who has prosavdo, ton kakon aneretin, dart of the tyrant, call upon Thee, the
Litrosamenin, imas ek tis Kataras. Delivered us from the Curse. Thatton molin Se tis emis rathimias. Slayer of evil, beseeching Thee to
Stergin men imas, os akindinon fovo, It would be easier for us, because free come quickly and deliver me from
raon siopin. To potho de Parthene, from all danger, to keep silence in my slothfulness.
imnous ifenin, sintonos tethigmenous, fear while it is hard indeed, O Virgin, OD I 7 I Pedes efsevia sintrafentes, OD E 7 Scorning the impious decree,
ergodes Estin. Alla ke Mitir sthenos, in love to devise songs harmoniously dissevous, prostagmatos the Children brought up together in
osi pefiken, i proeresis didou. put together. But do Thou, O Mother, katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk godliness feared not the threat of
give us Strength that so we may eptoithisan, all en meso tis flogos, fire, but, standing in the midst of the
SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO THE LORD  fulfil our good intent estotes epsallon. O Ton Pateron flames, they sang O God of our
EIGHTH RESURRECTION EXAPOSTEILARION TONE 2 Theos evlogitos i. fathers, Blessed art Thou.
Dio Angelous vlepsasa, evdothen tou Two Angels inside the Tomb surprised IAMBIC VERSE To pantanaktos IAMBIC V E R S E Caught and held fast by
Mnimiou, Maria exeplitteto -ke Mary - and not recognising Christ exefavlisan potho, itahimenontos Love for the King of all, the children
Hriston agnoousa - os kipouron but thinking Him to be the Gardener igkistromeni, Pedes tirannou, despised the impious threats of the
epirota: Kyrie, pou to Soma, tou Iisou - she enquired: Lord, where hast the distheon glossalgian, Is ikathe gir tyrant in his boundless fury; and
mou tethikas? Klisi de touton gnousa Body of my Jesus been placed? She aspeton, to Despoti, legousin: Is as the terrible fire withdrew before
ine afton, ton Sotira ikouse. Mi Mou from his Voice that He was the eonas, Evlogitis I! them, they said to the Master: Unto
aptou. Pros ton Patera apimi, ipe Saviourwhen He said: Do not touch all Ages Blessed art Thou!
tis Adelfis Mou. Me, for I Am going to My Father. OD I 8 Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke OD E 8 We praise, we Bless and we
Tell this to My Brethren. Proskinoumen ton Kyrion worship the Lord!
FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION THE HOLY ANCESTORS TONE 2
Thavmatos iperfious i drosovolos, The furnace moist with dew was the
Sin Iakovo melpsomen, to klino With James the caring Brother of God, exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou gar ous image and figure of a Wonder past
Theadelfo, David ton Theopatora, David the Ancestor of God, and the edexato flegi neous, os oude pir nature. For it burnt not the
Iosif te ton Thion, tis Theotokou Pious Joseph the Betrothed of tis Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi Children whom it had received, even

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nidin. Dio animnountes as the Fire of the Godhead consumed pedoktonon, egkatelipon pezomenon. land by that same Star, they
anamelpsomen. Evlogito is ktisis not the Virgins Womb into which It returned, not to Herod, but mocked
pasa ton Kyrion, ke iperpsouto, is had descended. Therefore in praise the wicked murderer of children.
pantas tous eonas. let us sing: Let the whole Creation SECOND FESTAL IAMBIC CANON TONE 1
Bless the Lord and Exalt Him above
all for ever!
Simeron i Parthenos, tikti ton Today the Virgin bears the Master
Despotin, endon en to Spileo. within the Cave
IAMBIC VERSE Mitran aflektos, IAMBIC V E R S E The Children of the Old
Stergin men imas, os akindinon fovo, It would be easier for us, being free
ikonizousi Koris, i tis paleas Covenent who walked in the fire, yet
Raon siopin. To potho de, Parthene, from all danger, to keep silent
pirpoloumeni nei, YperfIos, kiousan were not burnt, prefigured the Womb
Imnous ifenin, sintonos tethigmenous through fear: while it is difficult
esfragismenin, amfo de drosa, of the Maiden that remained sealed,
Ergodes estin. Alla ke, Mitir, sthenos, indeed, O Virgin, to devise songs
Thavmatourgia mia Laous pros when she gave Birth in a fashion past
Osi pefiken i proeresis, didou. harmoniously with Love. But Thou,
imnon, exanistisi Haris. nature. By the same Divine Grace
O Mother, grant us strength to fulfil
both these Wonders were brought to
our Good Intent.
pass in a Miracle and rouses all
people to sing in praise.
THE FESTAL MAGNIFICAT Simeron O Despotis, tiktete os vrefos, Today, our Master is Born as an Infant
ipo Mitro Parthenou. to His Virgin Mother.
FESTAL 9TH ODE NATIVITY OF CHRIST - CANON 1 TONE 1 Stergin men imas, os akindinon fovo, It would be easier for us, being free
Raon siopin. To potho de, Parthene, from all danger, to keep silent
Megalinon psihi mou, tin Magnify, O my soul, her who is more Imnous ifenin, sintonos tethigmenous through fear: while it is difficult
Timioteran, ke Evdoxoteran Honourable and more Exalted in Ergodes estin. Alla ke, Mitir, sthenos, indeed, O Virgin, to devise songs
ton ano Stratevmaton. Glory than the Heavenly Hosts. Osi pefiken i proeresis, didou. harmoniously with Love. But Thou,
I RM OS Mystirion Xenon, oro ke H EIR MO S A strange and most O Mother, grant us strength to fulfil
our Good Intent.
paradoxon: Ouranon to wonderful Mystery do I see: The cave
Spyleon! Thronon Herouvikon, is Heaven! The Virgin is the Throne Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
tin Parthenon! Tin fatnin of the Cherubim! The manger is a and to the Holy Spirit
horion! En O aneklithi O grand space, in which Christ, the Megalinon psihi mou, tis Magnify, O my soul, the Power of the
ahoritos, Hristos O Theos! On God Whom nothing can contain, is Trisipostatou, ke Adieretou, Three Hypostases and Undivided
animvountes Megalinomen! laid! Him do we Praise and Magnify! Theotitos to Kratos! Godhead!
FESTAL TROPARIA - NATIVITY OF CHRIST OUR SAVIOUR Tipous afengis ke skias parigmenas, O We have seen, O Pure Mother, the past
Megalinon psihi mou, ton ek tis Magnify, O my soul, God Born in the Miter Agni, tou Logou dedorkotes, obscure types and shadows of the
Parthenou, Theon Sarki tehthenta! Flesh from the Virgin! Neou fanentos, ek Pilis Keklismenis, Word fulfilled, and now that He has
Doxoumeni te, tis Alithias Faos, newly Appeared from the Closed
Exesion dromon, Orontes i Magi, The Magi, beholding the strange course Epaxios sin Evlogoumen Gastera. Gate, we who are counted worthy to
asinithous Neou Asteros artifaous, of an unknown and newly shining behold the Light of Truth, rightly
Ouraniou iperlampontos, Hriston Star that exceeded the brightness of Bless Thy Womb.
Vasilea etekmiranto, en gi all Heavenly Light, learnt thereby
Gennithenta Vithleem, is Sotirian that Christ the King was Born on Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
imon. earth in Bethlehem for our Salvation. eonon. ages.
Amin Amen
Megalinon psihi mou, ton en to Spileo, Magnify, O my soul, the King Born in Megalinon psihi mou, tin litrosamenin, Magnify, O my soul, Her who has
tehthenta Vasilea! a cave! imas ek tis kataras. delivered us from the Curse!
Neigenes, Magon legonton, Pedion anax, The Magi enquired: Where is the New Pothou tetevhos, ke Theou Parousias, O Having been granted the longed for
ou Astir efani, pou estin, is gar Born Infant King Whose Star we have Hristoterpis Laos ixiomenos, nin experience of the Advent of God, the
ekinou proskinisin ikomen, manis O seen? For we have come to worship potniate tis palingenesias, os Christ-pleasing people tearfully pray
Ierodis etaratteto, Hriston anelin, O Him. In his wild madness Herod, the Zoopiou. Tin Harin de Parthene, to behold the Regeneration, the Life-
Theomahos friattomenos. enemy of God, was troubled and nemis ahrante, Proskinise to Kleos. giving Baptism. O All Pure and Holy
plotted to kill Christ. Virgin, grant us the favour of
Megalinon psihi mou, ton ipo ton Magnify, O my soul, God Who Venerating that Glory.
Magon, Theon proskinithenta! worshipped by the Magi! FESTAL KATAVASIA - CANON 1- 9TH ODE NATIVITY TONE 1
Ikrivose hronon Irodis asteros, ou tes Herod ascertained the time the Guiding Megalinon psihi mou, tin Timioteran, Magnify, O my soul, Her who is more
igesies i Magi en Vithleem, Star appeared, which led the Magi to ke Evdoxoteran ton ano Honourable and more Glorious
proskinousi Hristo sin doris, if ou Bethlehem, there to worship Christ Stratevmaton. than the Heavenly Hosts.
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