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THE ATTENDANTS OF PRIESTMONK SPYRIDON NEW SKITI, HOLY MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE 2003
Title: MY PRAYER BOOK. COPYRIGHT AND DISTRIBUTION: C/O ATTENDANTS OF PRIESTMONK SPYRIDON ST. SPYRIDON CHURCH, NEW SKITI, MOUNT ATHOS, T.K. 63087, GREECE. Tel: (003) 23770-23354.
In Memory of Blessed Spiritual Fathers
who guide us on the true paths of Righteousness by the spiritual grace Of God.
.. ……. Morning Prayers………. Vespers…………………. …38 5.. Small Compline………….162 10.42 6.116 9.….. ... Six Psalms……………….5. …62 7... …. The Fasts of the Church…. 2. Prayers for Renewal week.20 4. . Prologue ……………….. Prayers before Meals………. of God…………………….176 .... … .169 11.Contents 1. Salutations to the Mother. .7 3. Doxology………………. Small canon to the holy Virgin Mary………………..….89 8. .. .
is a large and almighty weapon. . an neverending richness. Paul tells us. the veins of the soul in which the grace of God flows freely through. “Nothing has it’s measure”. (1 Thess. a great possession. It must be made with a zealous soul. who we are standing in front of and of course who are we in conversation with. in conver-sation with God.PROLOGUE Prayer. 5. Prayer makes man alike with the Angels. Man. John Chrysostomos. an invitation to the eternal life. himself. an insurance to the coming together of man with God. Prayer is a skill thus it requires practice and continued effort. so we realize what exactly we are doing. “Pray without ceasing” St. it is a medicine. Nothing can compare with it. with patience and endurance and along with contrition and humility. according to St. with deep concen-tration. V. 17) In joy. writes the holy Father. in sorrow.
stand with reverence and fear of God. the Spirit of truth. H eavenly King.MORNING PRAYERS (After rising from sleep. and save our souls. Glory to you. glory to you. Treasury of good things and Giver of life. . Cleanse us of every stain. comforter. gracious Lord. make the sign of the cross. Amen. come and dwell in us. who are present everywhere filling all things. and say: ) I n the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. our God.
have mercy on us (3). Amen. Holy One. . A ll holy Trinity. who art in heaven. Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. on earth as it is in heaven. now and forever and to the ages of ages. hallowed be thy name. Our Father. Holy Mighty. Holy Immortal. visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake. Thy will be done. Give us this day our daily bread. Lord. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Lord have mercy (3).H oly God. have mercy on us . Amen. forgive us our sins. Thy kingdom come. Master. G lory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. pardon our transgressions.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos. . the angelic hymn: Holy.and forgive us our trespasses. have mercy on us. now and forever and to the ages of ages. of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. but deliver us from evil. mighty One. H aving risen from sleep. and sing to you. holy. we fall down before you. as we forgive those who trespass against us. Amen. and lead us not into temptation. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory. holy art thou. O good One. O God.
have mercy on us. holy. Through the prayers of the Theotokos.Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Holy. art thou. holy. have mercy on us. Amen. Suddenly the judge will come and everyone’s deeds will be revealed. enlighten my mind and open my heart and lips that I may sing to you. holy. O God. through the prayers of the Theotokos. H aving aroused me from sleep and bed. holy art thou. o God. But with awe we cry out in the middle of the night: Holy. O Lord. Now and forever and to the ages of ages. Lord have mercy (12) .
of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. you were not angry with me. nor have you destroyed me in my sins. now and forever and to the ages of ages. but have shown your usual love for me. Holy Trinity. you raised me to glorify with your power. open my mouth to study your words and understand your commandments. for because of your great goodness and patience. Enlighten now my mind’s eye. . I thank you. Amen. And when I was prostrate in despair. an idler and sinner. and praise your most holy name. to do your will and sing to you in heartfelt adoration.THANKSGIVING PRAYER A s I rise from sleep.
an unworthy sinner. Praise may be offered to you so that I also. the voice of my prayer as you accept those of your holy and spiritual powers. who through your divine and loving providence have consented that I. but from a pure heart and humble spirit. who is glorified in the Father and the Spirit. .ANOTHER PRAYER Glory to you. with the bright lamp of my soul. King. should rise from sleep and obtain entrance into your holy house. Lord. Amen. And that not through my defiled lips. Accept. God the Word. God almighty. may become a companion of the wise virgins and glorify you.
and my sin is ever before me. Wash me thoroughly from my sin. . Against you. O God according to your great mercy. For I acknowledge my iniquity. Come. PSALM 50(51) H ave mercy upon me. have I sinned.Come. our King and our God. you only. our King and God. let us worship and fall down before Christ himself. and according to the multitude of your compassion blot out my transgression. and done evil in your sight. Come. let us worship and fall down before our King and God. that you may be found just when you speak. and victorious when you are judged. let us worship and fall down before Christ.
O God. . I was conceived in iniquity. you have made known to me the secret and hidden things of your wisdom. you have loved truth. For behold. and I shall be whiter than snow. Turn your face away from my sins.For behold. Make me to hear joy and gladness that the afflicted bones may rejoice. Create in me a clean heart. and take not your Holy Spirit from me. and renew a steadfast spirit within me. and I shall be made clean. and blot out all my iniquities. Cast me not away from your presence. you shall wash me. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop. and in sin mother bore me.
and the ungodly shall turn back to you. God will not despise a broken and a humble heart. open my lips. . and establish me with your governing Spirit.Restore to me the joy of your salvation. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. and my mouth shall declare your praise. the God of my salvation. Lord. I would give it. I shall teach transgressors your ways. you do not delight in burnt offerings. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness. O God. my tongue shall joyfully declare your righteousness. For if you had desired sacrifice.
Light of Light. not created. THE SYMBOL OF FAITH I believe in one God. the Almighty. And in one Lord Jesus Christ. begotten of the Father before all ages. creator of heaven and earth and all things visible and invisible. Then they shall offer bulls on your altar. true God of true God.Do well in your good pleasure to Zion and let the walls of Jerusalem be built. begotten. the Father. the only begotten Son of God. of one . with oblation and whole burnt offerings. Then you shall be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate. and was buried. who proceeds from the Father. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. who together with the Father and .essence with the Father. and suffered. And in the Holy Spirit. On the third day he rose according to the Scriptures. the Lord the Giver of life. His kingdom will have no end. through whom all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.
holy. Now and forever and to the ages of ages. (many Christians have the blessed habit of reading the SIX . ATTENTION. who spoke through the prophets. and save us. Amen. And the life of the age to come. I expect the resurrection of the dead. Lord have mercy (3) Through the prayers of our holy Fathers. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Amen. In one. Amen. catholic.the Son is worshiped and glorified. have mercy on us. and apostolic Church. Lord Jesus Christ. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Holy Immortal. Lord forgive us our sins.in their morning praise to God. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Glory to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit. ) THE SIX PSALMS God. have mercy on us (3). A ll holy trinity. Amen.PSALMS and the small DOXOLOGY . Holy Mighty. Master. have mercy on us. pardon Holy .
visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake. on earth as it is in heaven. As we forgive those who trespass against us.our transgressions. O ur Father who art in heaven. But deliver us from evil. . And lead us not into temptation. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Your kingdom come. Your will be done. Hallowed be thy name. Holy One. Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. And forgive us our trespasses. Give us this day our daily bread. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ have mercy upon us and save us. L ord save your people and bless your inheritance. May they have your alliance as a weapon of peace. Grant your mercy upon the new commonwealth that bears your name. In strength make glad the orthodox.Through the prayers of the holy fathers. and . Grant victory to the Orthodox over their adversaries and guard your commonwealth with your cross. giving them victory over their adversaries. Christ our God. Amen. Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. You were lifted up upon the cross of your own will.
an invincible trophy. Now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. O awesome and ever-present protection, do not overlook, O gracious one, our supplications. M ost praised Theotokos, establish the Orthodox people, save those whom you have called to govern and grant them victory from above, for you have given birth to God, only blessed one. Lord have mercy (3 times) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among all people. (3) Lord open my lips and my mouth shall proclaim your praise (2). PSALM 3.
Lord, why have they multiplied who afflict me? Many rise up against me. Many say to my soul there is no salvation for him in his God. But you, Lord, are my helper, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and he heard me from his holy mountain. I lay down and slept, I awoke, for the Lord will help me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. Arise, Lord, save me, my God. For you have struck all those who without cause are my enemies, you have broken the teeth of sinners. Salvation belongs to the Lord, and your blessing is upon your people.
PSALM 37(38) Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor chasten me in your wrath. For your arrows pierce me deeply, and your hand presses me down. There is no health in my flesh because of your anger, nor is there any health in my bones because of my sins. For my iniquities have risen higher than my head, like a heavy burden they have pressed heavily upon me. My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness. I am troubled bowed down greatly, I go mourning all the day long. For my loins are filled with mockings, and there is no healing in my flesh. I am afflicted and exceedingly
Lord have I hope. And my kinsmen stood afar off. it also has gone from me. those who sought evil for me spoke vain things and meditated eception all day long. My heart is troubled. Those who sought my soul used violence. I have roared from the groaning of my heart. and the light of my eyes. But I became like a deaf man who does not hear. For in you.humbled. and in whose mouth there is no response. all my desire is before you. My friends and neighbours drew near me and stood against me. Thus I am like a man who does not hear. Lord. and my strength has failed me. . and my sighing is not hidden from you. and I am like a mute who does not open his mouth.
For I am ready for scourges. Lord. they magnify themselves against me. Those who render evil for good slandered me because I pursued goodness. never let my enemies rejoice over me.you will hear me. For I will declare my iniquity. be not far from me. and those who hate me unjustly have multiplied. Lord of my salvation. Do not forsake me. and when my feet are shaken. and my sorrow is continually before me. PSALM 62(63) . For I said. Lord my God. and I will be in anguish over my sin. my God. Make haste to help me. But my enemies live and become stronger than me.
your right hand has been quick to help me.God. When I remember you on my bed. My soul follows close behind you. to destroy it. I meditate on you at dawn. my lips shall praise you. I shall rejoice in the shelter of your wings. My soul thirsts for you. Let my soul be filled with marrow and plentiness. So I have appeared before you in the sanctuary to see your power and your glory. early at dawn I rise to you. Thus I shall bless you while I live. For you have become my helper. For your mercy is better than life. untrodden and unwatered land. my flesh longs for you in a barren. But those who seek my life. and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips. shall go into the lower parts of . and I will lift up my hands in your name. my God.
but the mouths of those who speak lies shall be stopped. Amen PSALM 87(88) L ord. they shall be a portion for jackals. now and forever and to the ages of ages. But the king shall rejoice in God. I have cried out day and night before you. Let . God of my salvation.the earth. Alleluia. Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Glory be to God (3 times). Amen. Alleluia. Lord have mercy (3). Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. They shall fall by the sword. now and forever and to the ages of ages. everyone who swears by him shall be praised. Alleluia.
I have stretched out my hands to you. Lord. and the shadow of death. For my soul is filled with evil and my life draws near to Hades. I am shut up. the entire day.my prayer come before you. You have made me an abomination to them. Will you work wonders for the dead? . and you have afflicted me with all your waves. I am counted with those who go down to the pit. and I cannot get out. in darkness. and who are cut off from your hand. adrift among the dead. Your wrath lies heavy upon me. my eyes have grown weak from poverty. They have laid me in the lowest pit. I have cried to you. whom you remember no more. I am like a man without help. Like the bodies of the slain who sleep in the grave. incline your ear to my cry.
and turn away from me? I am a poor man and in trouble. They came around me all day long like water. and your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? But as for me. Lord. having been exalted. and your terrors have sorely troubled me. I was humbled and brought to distress. . Your fierce wrath has gone over me. Lord and in the morning my prayer shall come before you. why do you cast off my soul. From my youth. they engulfed me altogether. I have cried out to you.Or shall physicians raise them up so that they might thank you? Shall any in the grave speak of your mercy and your truth in the place of destruction? Shall your wonders be known in the dark.
and my acquaintances because of my misery. PSALM 102(103) B less the Lord. He forgives all your iniquities. my soul. . The Lord performs deeds of mercy. my soul. and justice for all who are wronged. He satisfies your desire with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles’. bless his holy name! Bless the Lord. He crowns you with mercy and compassion. He redeems your life from corruption. and forget not all that he has done for you. He heals all your infirmities.You have put far away from me my friend and neighbour. and all that is within me.
As for . he remembers that we are dust. so far has he removed our iniquities from us. slow to manger.He made known his ways to Moses. For he knows what we are made of. He will not always strive with us. his acts to the children of Israel. so great is his mercy towards those who fear him. The Lord is merciful and compassionate. so has the Lord compassion upon those who fear him. As a father has compassion upon his son. and abounding in mercy. As far as the east is from the west. nor will he keep his anger forever. nor has he rewarded us according to our sins. For as the heavens are high above the earth. He has dealt with us according to our iniquities.
who do his word. all you his hosts.man. and his kingdom rules over all. But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity to eternity upon those who fear him. For the wind passes over it. his days are like grass. so shall he blossom. Bless the Lord all his angels. upon those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. who excel in strength. The Lord has established his throne in heaven. . and his righteousness is upon sons of sons. heeding the voice of his word. then it shall be gone. Bless the Lord. who do his pleasure. in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord. as a flower of the field. you ministers of his. And its place remembers it no more. all his works.
for no one living is justified in your sight. give ear to my supplications. my heart within me is distressed. he has made me dwell in darkness. . PSALM 142(143) Lord hear my prayer. hear me. in your righteousness. and my spirit is overwhelmed within me. I meditated on your works. And enter not into judgement with your servant. In your truth. my soul. I remembered the days of old. like those who have long been dead.Bless the Lord. he has crushed my life to the ground. For the enemy has pursued my soul. I pondered on the work of your hands.
hear me quickly. Lord. for I lift up my soul to you. Teach me to do your will. Your good Spirit shall lead me on a level path. and in your mercy. Lord. my soul longs for you like a thirsty land. Lord.I spread out my hands to you. Lord. for in you I have put my trust. Let me hear your mercy in the morning. teach me to know the way in which I should walk. you shall bring my soul out of trouble. my spirit fails. Turn not your face away from me. Rescue me. you shall utterly destroy my enemies. for your name’s sake you shall preserve my life. for you are my god. to you have I fled for refuge. lest I be like those who go down into the pit. from my enemies. In your righteousness. And you shall .
glory to you. and on earth peace. Your good Spirit shall lead me on a level path. in your righteousness. Glory to you.destroy all those who afflict my soul. Lord. Amen. our God (3 times). Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Hear me. Alleluia. Alleluia. Lord. now and forever and to the ages of ages. goodwill among men. you are our hope. DOXOLOGY (small) G lory to God in the highest. We . Alleluia. for I am your servant. Amen. and enter not into judgement with your servant (2).
thou that takest away the sins of the world. o Lord the Onlybegotten Son. we give thanks to Thee for your great glory: Lord Heavenly King. . Jesus Christ. Amen. Lord God. Lamb of God. God the Father Almighty. we bless Thee. thou that sittest at the right hand of the Father and have mercy on us. and the Holy Spirit. thou that takest away the sin of the world: have mercy on us. Recieve our prayer.praise Thee. we worship Thee. For Thou only art holy. Jesus Christ. son of the Father. to the glory God the Father. Thou only art Lord.
for ever and ever. in Thy light shall we see light. Lord.Every day will I bless Thee. have mercy on me. . Lord. Blessed art Thou. teach me to do Thy will. and I will praise Thy Name for ever. yea. for I have sinned against Thee. unto Thee have I fled for refuge. and praised and glorified is Thy Name unto the ages. O Lord. Amen. the God of our Fathers. heal my soul. Vouchsafe. to keep us this night without sin. O Lord. for Thou art my God. thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation. For in Thee is the fountain of life. I said: O Lord. O continue Thy mercy unto them that know Thee.
Blessed art Thou. to the Father and to the Son. be upon us. Blessed art Thou. unto Thee glory is due. disdain not the works of Thy hands. o Lord. o Master. G lory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. according as we have hoped in Thee. o Holy One. now and forever. Amen. grant me understanding of Thy statutes. now and forever. Thy mercy endureth forever. teach me thy statutes. and unto the ages of ages. Blessed art Thou. enlighten me by Thy statutes.Let Thy mercy. o Lord. and to the Holy Spirit. Amen. Unto Thee is due praise.Lord have mercy (3). Lord. Through the prayers of . and to the ages of ages. unto Thee is due song.
the holy fathers. . Amen. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us and save us.
our King and God.SERVICE of VESPERS (EVENING SERVICE ) In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. O Lord my God. Amen. O come let us worship and fall down before our King and God. O come. thou hast been magnified exceedingly. . O my soul. let us worship and fall down before Christ. Psalm. O come. Christ the King and our God.103(104) B less the Lord. let us worship and fall down before Him.
Who maketh His angels’ spirits and His ministers a flame of fire. Who establisheth the earth in the sureness thereof.Confession and majesty hast Thou put on. it shall not be turned back forever and ever. Who appointeth the clouds for His ascent. Who stretchest out the heaven as it were a curtain. . Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment. Who supporteth His chambers in the waters. upon the mountains shall the waters stand. Who walketh upon the wings of the winds. The abyss like a garment is His mantle.
Besides them will the birds of the heaven lodge. . between the mountains will the waters run. the wild asses will wait to quench their thirst. unto the place where Thou hast established them. Thou appointed a bound that they shall not pass. at the voice of Thy thunder shall they be afraid. He sendth forth springs in the valleys.At Thy rebuke they will flee. from the midst of the rocks will they give voice. The mountains rise up and the plains sink down. neither return to cover the earth. They shall give drink to all the beasts of the field.
To bring forth bread out of the earth. . and bread strengtheth man’s heart. There will the sparrows make their nests.He watereth the mountains from His chambers. which thou hast planted. and green herb for the service of men. He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle. To make his face cheerful with oil. and wine maketh glad the heart of man. the earth shall be satisfied with the fruit of Thy works. the house of the heron is chief among them. The trees of the plain shall be satisfied. the cedars of Lebanon.
and to his labour until the evening.The high mountains are a refuge for the harts. and they are gathered together. Young lions roaring after their prey. and they lay them down in their dens. wherein all the beasts of the forest will go abroad. the earth is filled with Thy creation. . How magnified are Thy works. o Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all. and there was night. and seeking their food from God. Thou appointedst the darkness. But man shall go forth unto his work. the sun knoweth his going down. and so is the rock for the hares. He hath made the moon for seasons. The sun ariseth.
and they shall cease.So is the great and spacious sea. All things wait on Thee. . and shalt renew the face of the earth. and unto their dust shall they return. when Thou turnest away Thy face. there this dragon. they will gather it. therein are things creeping innumerable. when thou givest it them. Thou wilt take their spirit. Thou wilt send forth Thy Spirit. small living creatures with the great. to give them their food in due season. they shall be troubled. When Thou openest Thy hand. all things shall be filled with goodness. whom Thou hast made to play therein. and they shall be created. There go the ships.
Bless the Lord. The sun knoweth his going down. o my soul. that they should be no more. That sinners would cease from the earth. and they that work iniquity. May my words be sweet unto him. who toucheth the mountains and they smoke. and there was the night. I will sing unto the Lord throughout my life.Let the glory of the Lord be unto the ages. the Lord will rejoice in His works. . Who looketh on the earth and maketh it tremble. and I will rejoice in the Lord. I will chant to my God as long as I exist. Thou appointedst the darkness.
Our hope. O God (3). Lord. I have cried unto Thee. hearken unto me. hearken unto me. glory be to Thee. O Lord. I have cried unto Thee. O Lord. hearken unto me. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. attend to the voice of my supplication when I cry unto Thee: Hearken unto me. o Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all. and to the ages of ages. . Psalm 140(141) Lord. Alleluia. Alleluia. Amen. o Lord.How magnified are Thy works. Glory to Thee. both now and forever. Alleluia.
o Lord. and I will not join with their chosen. to make excuse with excuses in sins. so have their bones been scattered nigh unto Hades. Incline not my heart unto words of evil. as a clod of earth is broken upon the earth. For yet more is my prayer in the presence of their pleasures. . as for the oil of the sinner. The righteous man will chasten me with mercy and reprove me. and a door of enclosure round about my lips. for they be sweetened. let it not anoint my head. They shall hear my words.Set. a watch before my mouth. With men that work iniquity. swallowed up near by the rock have their judges been.
I will pour out before Him my supplication. Keep me from the snare. which they have laid for me. are mine eyes. . then Thou knewest my paths. o Lord O Lord. take not my soul away. In Thee have I hoped. and from the stumbling blocks of them that work iniquity. Psalm 141(142) With my voice unto the Lord have I cried with my voice unto the Lord have I made supplication.For unto Thee. When my spirit was fainting within me. mine affliction before him will I declare. I am alone until I pass by. The sinners shall fall into their own net.
for I am brought very low. my portion art Thou in the land of the living. From here the appointed hymns as indicated in the TYPICON are chanted in . I looked upon my right hand. I said: Thou art my hope.In this way wherein I have walked they hid for me a snare. Attend unto my supplication. and beheld. I have cried unto Thee. o Lord. for they are stronger than I am. and there is none that watcheth out for my soul. Deliver me from them that persecute me. and there was none that did know me. Flight hath failed me.
according to the number of hymns. If Thou shouldest mark iniquities. The righteous shall wait patiently for me until Thou shalt reward me. For Thy Name’s sake have I patiently waited for Thee. Lord. hear my voice. o Lord. Psalm 129 (130) Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee. who shall stand? For with Thee there is forgiveness. O. my soul hath hoped in the Lord. Bless my soul out of prison that I may confess Thy name. my soul hath waited patiently for Thy word. o Lord. O Lord. Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. O Lord. .alternation with the final verses.
. Psalm 116(117) Praise the Lord. all ye peoples. For with the Lord there is mercy.From the morning watch until night. from the morning watch let Israel hope in the Lord. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. For He hath made His mercy to prevail over us. (Doxasticon). and He shall redeem Israel out of all his iniquities. and with Him is plenteous redemption. praise Him. and the truth of the Lord abideth forever. all ye nations.
heavenly.Both now and forever. (Theotokion). the world doth glorify Thee. O Son of God. bless ye the Lord. O Jesus Christ: We that come to the setting of the sun. and to the ages of ages. . praise Father. giver of life. Wherefore. Joyous light of the holy glory of the immortal. son and Holy Spirit. (Sunday evening) Behold now. Meet it is for Thee at all times to be praised with gladsome voices. holy blessed Father. God. PROKEIMENA. all ye servants of the Lord. Amen. when we behold the evening light.
O God of my righteousness. (Monday evening) The Lord will hearken unto me when I cry unto Him. (Verse): When I called upon Thee. O Lord.(Verse): Ye that stand in the house of the Lord. (Verse): The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want: in a place of green pasture. (Wednesday evening) . all the days of my life. there hath He made me to dwell. (Tuesday evening) Thy mercy shall pursue me. Thou didst hearken unto me. in the courts of the house of our God.
hearken unto my prayer. (Thursday evening) My help cometh from the Lord. (Verse): O God.God. In Thy Name save me. . (Friday evening) God. Thy mercy shall go before me. (Verse): I have lifted up mine eyes to the mountains. and in Thy strength do Thou judge me. give ear unto the words of my mouth. Thou art my helper. who hath made heaven and the earth. from whence cometh my help.
O God. and from them that rise up against me redeem me. Amen. Blessed art Thou. O Lord. . He is clothed with majesty. be upon us. Let Thy mercy. (Saturday evening) The Lord is King. according as we have hoped in Thee. to keep us this evening without sin. (The readings follow if any) V ouchsafe.(Verse): Rescue me from mine enemies. and praised and glorified is Thy Name unto the ages. O Lord. (Verse): The Lord is clothed with strength and He hath girt Himself. o Lord. the God of our Fathers. (Verse): For He established the world which shall not be shaken.
disdain not the works of Thy hands. and unto the ages of ages. Thy mercy endureth forever.Blessed art Thou. Unto Thee is due praise. O Lord. O Holy One. for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation. now and forever. which Thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples: a light of . and to the Holy Spirit. grant me understanding of Thy statues. enlighten me by Thy statues. according to Thy word. and to the Son. unto Thee glory is due. Blessed art Thou. Blessed art Thou. O Master. to the Father. teach me Thy statues. unto Thee is due song. O Master. Symion Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace. Amen The Prayer of St. o Lord.
G lory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Thy will be done. now and forever and to the ages of age. All holy Trinity. Holy Mighty. visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake. forgive our sins. Holy God. Holy One. Holy Immortal. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Lord have mercy (3).revelation for the nations. and the glory of Thy people Israel. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Master. have mercy on us (3). pardon our transgressions. O ur Father who art in heaven. Amen. have mercy on us. Lord. hallowed be Thy name Thy kingdom come. .
Through the prayers of the holy Fathers. but deliver us from evil.on earth as it is in heaven. . Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us and save us. Give us this day our daily bread. And lead us not into temptation. and forgive us our trespasses. as we forgive those who trespass against us. Amen.
Cleanse us of every stain. Comforter. Amen Glory to you. eavenly king. the Spirit of truth who are present everywhere filling all things and Giver of life. now and forever and the ages of ages. gracious Lord. come and dwell in us.SMALL COMPLINE (This service is read directly after the evening meal ) I n the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. glory to you. our God. H . and save our souls.
now and forever and to the ages of ages. H ave mercy upon me. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. for your name’s sake. forgive our sins. have mercy on us. Holy One. Holy Immortal. visit and heal our infirmities.H oly God. pardon our transgressions. Master. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Lord have mercy (3). Lord. now and forever and to the ages of ages. O God. Amen. A ll holy Trinity. Holy Mighty. have mercy on us (3). Amen. and . Psalm 50(51). according to your great mercy.
I was conceived in iniquity. and my sin is ever before me. and cleanse me from my sin. and in sin my mother bore me. that you may be found just when you speak. you have loved truth. For behold. you shall wash me. and victorious when you are judged. you have made known to me the secret and hidden things of your wisdom. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.according to the multitude of your compassion. and I shall be made clean. and I shall whiter than snow. you only. You shall sprinkle me with hyssop. blot out my transgression. For behold. . have I sinned. and done evil in your sight. Against you. For I acknowledge my iniquity.
and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Turn your face away from my sins. . and take not your Holy Spirit from me. o God. that the afflicted bones may rejoice. Restore to me the joy of your salvation. and the ungodly shall turn back to you. Deliver me from bloodguitiness. o God.Make me to hear joy and gladness. the God of my salvation. and blot out all my iniquities. Cast me not away from your presence. my tongue shall joyfully declare your righteousness. Create in me a clean heart. and establish me with your governing Spirit. I shall teach transgressors your ways.
Psalm 69(70) G od. and let not Jerusalem be built. with oblation and whole burnt offerings. Do good in your good pleasure to Zion.Lord. be attentive to help me. . make haste to help me. Lord. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. and my mouth shall declare your praise. I would give it. Then you shall be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness. open my lips. For if you had desired sacrifice. Let them be ashamed and confounded who seek my life. Then they shall offer bulls on your altar. you do not delight in burnt offerings. God will not despise a broken and a humble heart.
. give ear to my supplications.Let them be turn back and be ashamed who desire evil against me. and let those who love your salvation say continually. Enter not into judgement with your servant. Lord. In your truth. Psalm 142(143) Lord hear my prayer. Let them be turn back because of their shame. Well done! Well done! Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let God be magnified! But as for me. I am poor and needy. O god. who say to me. help me! You are my help and my deliverer. hear me. for no one living is justified in your sight. in your righteousness. do not delay.
my spirit fails. teach me to know the way in which . for in you I have put my trust. I spread out my hands to you. Turn not your face away from me. he has made me dwell in darkness.For the enemy has pursued my soul. my heart within is distressed. I pondered on the works of your hands. he has crushed my life to the ground. like those who have long been dead. Lord. my soul longs for you like a thirsty land. Lord. hear me quickly. Let me hear your mercy in the morning. I remembered the days of old. I meditated on the works. lest I be like those who go down into the pit. and my spirit is overwhelmed within me.
for I am your servant. you shall utterly destroy my enemies. Lord. for you are my God. In your righteousness. And you shall destroy all those who afflict my soul. we bless you. for I lift up my soul to you. We praise you. and in your mercy. Teach me to do your will. you shall bring my soul out of trouble. we worship . Lord. from my enemies. to you have I fled for refuge. Your good Spirit shall lead me on a level path. Doxology G lory to God in the highest and on earth peace. Rescue me. for your name’s sake you shall preserve my life.I should walk. good will to all people.
Lamb of God. you have been our refuge . almighty Lord. Lord. Lord. you who take away the sin of the world. Jesus Christ. Each evening we bless you. and we give thanks to you for your great glory. Amen. Jesus Christ. and have mercy upon us. have mercy upon us. we glorify you. to the glory of God the Father. Recieve our prayer. have mercy upon us. heavenly King. you who take away the sins of the world. Lord god. only you are Lord.you. For you only are holy. you who sit at the right hand of the Father. Son of the Father who takes away the sin of the world. god the Father. and Holy Spirit. and we praise your name forever and to the ages of ages. the only begotten Son. god.
teach me your commandments. master. Lord. grant to keep us this night without sin. Amen. I said: Lord. for I have sinned against you. Continue your mercy to those whom know you. Let your mercy. god of our fathers. as our trust is in you. Lord. teach me your commandments. Blessed are you. Lord. lighten upon us. Blessed are you.from generation to generation. and in your light we shall see light. Lord. have mercy upon me: heal my soul. for you are my God. Blessed are you. Your name is praised and glorified from all ages. . Lord. teach me to do your will. to you have I fled. For you are the source of life.
the Father. Lord endures forever. Your mercy. begotten of the Father before all ages. Creator of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. Light of Light. and to you belongs glory.Blessed are you. And in one Lord Jesus Christ. turn not away from the works of your own hands. enlighten me in your commandments. the only begotten Son of God. to you belongs worship. I believe in one God. Holy One. . the Almighty. now and forever and to the ages of ages. The Symbol of Faith. Amen. to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. To you belongs praise.
of one essence with the Father through whom all things were made. On the third day he rose according to the Scriptures. the Giver of life.true God of true God. His kingdom will have no end. begotten not created. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. And in the Holy Spirit. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man. who together with the Father and . He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. the Lord. and he suffered and was buried. who proceeds from the Father. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate.
incorruptibly you gave birth to God the Word. More honorable than the Cherubim. We magnify you. And the life of the ages to come. who spoke through the prophets. Amen. and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim. the true Theotokos. .the Son is worshiped and glorified. I expect the resurrection of the dead. In one holy. the Theotokos. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. ever blessed and most pure and mother of our God. catholic and apostolic Church. It is truly right to bless you.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us (3). Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. All holy Trinity, have mercy on us, Lord, forgive our sins, Master, pardon our transgressions. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake. Lord have mercy (3). Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. O ur Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Through the prayers of the holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and save us. Amen. God of our Fathers, you always treat us with leniency. Do not withdraw your mercy from us, but by the intercessions of our fathers, guide our life in peace. With the blood of your martyrs throughout the world, as if with purple and fine linen having been adorned, your Church through them cries out to you, Christ our God. Send down your mercies upon your people. Grant peace to your
commonwealth, and to our souls your great compassion. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. With your saints, O Christ, give rest to the souls of your servants where there is no pain nor sorrow, nor suffering, but life everlasting. Through the intercessions of all your saints and the Theotokos, O Lord, grant us your peace and have mercy upon us, only merciful One. Lord, have mercy (40).
receive our prayers at the present time. guarded and guided by them. Surround us with your holy angels that. Sanctify our souls.At all times and in every hour. Lord. Amen. and distress. . you are worshiped and glorified in heaven and on earth. Cleanse our thoughts and deliver us from all sorrow. You call to salvation through the promise of good things to come. Long in patience. Lord have mercy (3). For you are blessed to the ages of ages. evil. great in mercy to sinners. Set our minds aright. Christ our God. Direct our lives according to your commandments. Purify our bodies. we may arrive at the unity of faith and the understanding of your ineffable glory.
All-holy Virgin. We magnify you. Amen. M ore honourable than the Cherubim. Prayer by monk Paul of the monastery of the Benefactress. and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim. . the true Theotokos. Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers. Lord Jesus Christ our God. Amen. have mercy and save us. Prayer to the Most Holy Mother of God. now and forever and to the ages of ages.Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Lord have mercy (3) And save us and help us. without corruption you gave birth to God the Word.
Do not spurn me an accused sinner. words. and deeds and through indolence have become a slave to the pleasures of life. though I have made myself completely useless by my shameful thoughts. You are the ready protection of those who flee to you and the refuge of all Christians. But as the Mother of God who loves all people. You are the only hope of the hopeless. mercifully have compassion upon me a sinner and a prodigal and receive my prayer though it . by your wondrous conceiving you united God the Word with human beings and joined the fallen nature of our race to heavenly things. pure Virgin. immaculate. unstained. Bride of God. Lady. and the help of those oppressed.Spotless. undefiled.
so that he may open to me the loving mercy of his goodness. overlook my numberless transgressions. At the hour of my death. care for my miserable soul and drive the dark visions of the evil spirits far from it. for you are merciful. turn me to repentance. our God. Entreat your Son and our Lord and Master. On the awesome day of judgement. and lead me to salvation. . Always be near to me. save me from eternal punishment and make me an inheritor of the ineffable glory of your Son. and loving. compassionate. Be my ardent help and protection in this present life. using your boldness as a mother. defending me from the assaults of adversaries.be offered to you by unclean lips. and make me an acceptable abider of his commandments.
all holy Theotokos. our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ. righteous. a monk Pandectis. Protect us from the gloom of sinful sleep and from all dark pleasures of the night. through your intercession and help. Calm the . and life giving Spirit. my Lady. Amen. Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ. as we depart for sleep. Prayer by Antiochos.May this be my lot. of G rant us. Master. honour. now and forever and to the ages of ages. by the grace and love of your only begotten Son. and his all holy. and worship. with his eternal Father. rest for body and soul. to whom belong all glory.
Grant us. prudent reason. free from all evil dreams. and tranquail sleep. and quench the fiery darts of evil which are treacherously cast against us. a watchful mind. Amen. . now and forever and to the ages of ages. of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. a vigilant heart. and keep unshaken within us the remembrance of your judgements.impulses of passion. Check the turbulence of our flesh and lull all our earthly and mundane thoughts. O God. Raise us up at the hour of prayer. Grant us to glorify you all night long that we may praise and bless and glorify your allhonorable and magnificent name. strengthen us in your commandments.
M y hope is the Father. B ecause of you. keep me under your protection. the ranks of the Angels and the human race. pride of Virgins. my protection. Mother of God. present our prayers to your Son and our God. Holy Trinity. M y every hope I place in you. that through you he may save our souls. my refuge. Hallowed Temple and spiritual Paradise. blessed Theotokos. O full of grace. all creation rejoices. the Son. the Holy Spirit. ever virgin.M ost glorious. from you God became flesh and . glory to you. and plead with him.
neither desert me because of my incontinency. but take me by my wretched and outstretched hand. the guardian and protector of my hapless soul and body. attendant of my wretched soul and miserable life. and lead me in the way of salvation. forgive me all things whatsoever wherewith I have . O full of grace. Yes. Because of you. Holy Angel of God. who is our God before the ages. glory to you.he. Give no place to the evil demon to subdue me with the oppression of this mortal body. all creation rejoices. For he made your womb a throne and caused it to become wider than the heavens. became a little child. H oly angel. do not abandon me a sinner.
O Mother of God. all the days of my life. that he might strengthen me in the fear of Him. I your city. and intercede with the Lord in my behalf. dedicate. hymns of victory and thanksgiving. To you. Shelter me in this present night. my champion and commander. deliver me from every kind of danger. that I may not anger God by any sin. Bride without bridegroom! . and make me a worthy servant of His goodness. Amen. but as you have unassailable might. and keep me from every abuse of the adversary. saved from disasters.troubled you. that I may cry to you: Hail. and if I have sinned in anything this day.
M ost Holy Mother of God, save us. Virgin, Mother of God, H ail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you gave birth to the Saviour of our souls. (Repeat three times). Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us. Amen.
The Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos (Akathist Hymn). W hen the bodiless one learned the secret command, in haste he came and stood before Joseph’s dwelling, and spoke unto the Maiden who knew not wedlock: The One who hath bowed the Heavens by His decent is held and contained unchanging wholly in thee. Seeing Him receiving the form of a servant in thy womb, I stand in awe and cry to thee: Rejoice thou Bride unwedded. T o thee, the Champion Leader, we thy flock dedicate a feast of victory and of thanksgiving,
as ones rescued out of sufferings, O Theotokos. But as thou art one with might which is invincible, from all dangers that can be do thou deliver us, that we may cry to thee: Rejoice, thou bride unwedded. A n Angel, and the chiefest among them, was sent from heaven to cry: Rejoice! To the Mother of God. And beholding Thee, O Lord, taking bodily form, he stood in awe, and with his bodiless voice he cried aloud to her such things as these: Rejoice, thou through whom joy shall shine forth. Rejoice, thou through whom the curse shall be blotted out.
for thou art the Throne of the King. the holy one spoke boldly unto Gabriel: The . Rejoice. womb of the divine Incarnation. Rejoice. thou the redemption of the tears of Eve. thou through whom creation is renewed. Rejoice. thou through whom the Creator becometh a babe. Depth hard to explore. Rejoice. B eholding herself in chastity. thou Bride unwedded. Rejoice.Rejoice. Rejoice. even for the eyes of Angels. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou the Restoration of fallen Adam. for thou sustainest the Sustainer of all. Rejoice. Rejoice. Height hard to climb for human thought. Star that causest the Sun to appear.
strangeness of thy words seemeth hard to my soul to receive. thou who ineffably gavest birth to the Light. Rejoice. for how speakest thou of a seedless conception? Crying aloud: Alleluia. Seeking to know knowledge unknown. Rejoice. Rejoice. Marvel far-famed of Angels. Wounding much-bewailed of demons. Pinnacle of His doctrines. Rejoice. heavenly Ladder whereby God came down. Rejoice. thou who didst reveal the mystery to none. the Virgin cried to him who ministered unto her: From a chaste womb how can a Son be born? Tell thou me! Then he spoke unto her in fear. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou who oversoarest the knowledge of the wise. Rejoice. thou Faith in that which demandeth silence. Rejoice. thou Initiate of the ineffable counsel. Bridge leading those of earth to Heaven. thou who enlightenest the minds of the faithful. . Prelude of the miracles of Christ. Rejoice. Rejoice. yet crying aloud thus: Rejoice.
the Virgin hastened to Elizabeth. thou who dost tend the caring Husbandman. Rejoice. Rejoice. C arrying God in her womb. and with leaps as it were with songs. for thou revivest the meadow of delight. thou bride unwedded. . Field bearing a bounty of compassions. vine bearing the unfading bloom. land yielding the untainted Fruit. and showed forth her fruitful womb as a sweet meadow to all who desire to reap salvation. Rejoice. Rejoice.Rejoice. he cried out to the Theotokos: Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou who dost blossom forth the Sower of our life. whose unborn babe straightway perceiving her salutation rejoiced. Table laden with an abundance of mercies. that she might conceive. T he power of the Most High then overshadowed her who knew not wedlock. for thou preparest a haven for souls. whilst chanting: Alleluia.
Rejoice. Favour of god to mortals. Rejoice. pastured in Mary’s womb. Oblation for all the world. . and beholding Him as a spotless lamb. for he suspected a secret union as he beheld thee unwed. Protector against invisible foes. Rejoice. her they hymned. the shepherds hastened as to a Shepherd. H aving a tempest of doubting thoughts within. Rejoice. but when he learned of thy conception through the Holy Spirit. Fold of the rational sheep. Rejoice. Rejoice. acceptable Incense of intercession. thou bride unwedded. Rejoice. he cried: Alleluia. O n hearing the Angels praising the incarnate presence of Christ. Mother of the Lamb and Shepherd. and said: Rejoice. Access of mortals to God. the chaste Joseph was troubled. O blameless one.Rejoice. Opener of the gates of Paradise.
never-conquered Courage of the Martyrs. Rejoice. though He had taken the form of a servant. Rejoice. they sought thereby the mighty King. and percieving Him as Master. they rejoiced and cried to Him: Alleluia. thou through whom we are clothed with glory. shinning Token of grace. Rejoice. Rejoice. for the things of Heaven rejoice with the earth. Rejoice for the things of earth join chorus with the Heavens. they hastened with gifts to do homage. And as they approached the unapproachable. B T he sons of the Chaldees beheld in the hands of the Virgin him who by His hands fashioned man. and holding it as a lantern. Rejoice. never silent Voice of the Apostles. thou through whom Hades was laid bare.Rejoice. eholding the Godward-pointing star. the Wisemen followed in its splendour. Rejoice thou Bride unwedded. firm Support of the Faith. and they cried out to her who is blessed: . Rejoice.
G od-Bearing heralds did the Wise Men become.Rejoice. Rejoicing of every generation. thou who Quenchest the fiery furnace of error. Rejoice. thou who makest the worship of fire to cease. Guide of the faithful to chastity. who knew not how to chant: Alleluia. and fulfilling Thy prophecy. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou who redeemest from the creeds of barbarism. the man-befriending Lord. when they returned to Babylon. thou who dost rescue from the works of mire. thou who didst cast down from power the inhuman tyrant. Rejoice. they preached Thee to all as the Christ. Rejoice. and they left herod as a trifler. Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice thou Bride unwedded. Rejoice. Rejoice thou who enlightenest the initiates of the Trinity. . thou who makest the flame of the passions to be allayed. Mother of the never-setting Star. Dawn of the mystic Day. Rejoice thou who didst show forth Christ.
guilding those in darkness. hen Symeon was near unto departing from this age of deception. thou didst dispel the darkness of falsehood. thou who hast censured the deceit of the idols. and they that were set free therefrom cried to the Theotokos: Rejoice. Land of promise. Sea which drowned the noetic pharaoh. Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou Bride unwedded. Rejoice. Rock which refreshed those athirst for Life. Rejoice. thou wast presented to him as a newborn W . Rejoice. Downfall of demons. Pillar of fire. her idols fell. Protection of the world.S hining in Egypt the illumination of truth. thou from whence flow milk and honey. thou who hast trampled upon the delusions of error. O Saviour. successor to manna. Rejoice. more spacious than a cloud. Minister of holy joy. Rejoice. Rejoice. Uplifting of men. Rejoice. Rejoice. and unable to bear Thy strength. Sustenence. Rejoice.
Flower of incorruption. Rejoice. but thou wast recognized by him as perfect God. Forgiveness for many transgressors. Rejoice. thou who flashest forth the type of the Resurrection. seeing this marvel. Rejoice. may praise her as we cry out: Rejoice. Crown of continence. Rejoice. Rejoice. Wherefore.Babe. Supplication before the righteous Judge. Rejoice. Wood of leafy branches whereby many are sheltered. even as it was. Rejoice. Rejoice. Tree of goodly Fruit whereby the faithful are nourished. and He preserved it incorrupt. thou who showest forth the life of the Angels. Rejoice. thou who engenderest the Redeemer of captives. Robe of confidence for the naked. and cried out: Alleluia. Tenderness vanquishing all desire. . when He sprang forth from the seedless womb. that we. thou who bearest the Guide of those astray. Rejoice. he marveled at Thine ineffable wisdom. N ew was the Creation which the Creator showed to us His creatures. Rejoice.
for this was a divine condescension and not a mere change of place. . Closure of the Uncontained God. undoubted Boast of the faithful. Rejoice. eeing a strange childbirth. Rejoice. doubtful Rumour of the faithless. all holy Chariot of Him who rideth upon the Cherubim. Rejoice.Rejoice. let us estrange ourselves from the world by transporting our minds to Heaven: to this end the Most High God appeared on earth a lowly man. thou Bride unwedded. Rejoice. S W holly present with those below was the Uncircumscribed Word. choicest Dwelling-place of Him who sitteth upon the Seraphim. Portal of the solemn mystery. that He might draw to the heights those who cry to Him: Alleluia. and His birth was from a Virgin chosen of God. who heard such words as these: Rejoice. Rejoice. yet in no way absent from those above.
thou who showest forth philosophers fools. Hope of eternal blessings. Rejoice. Rejoice. A O rators most eloquent do we behold as fish before thee. marveling at this mystery. dwelling among us and hearing from us all: Alleluia. Rejoice. thou who makest things that differ to agree. for they saw the inaccessible God accessible to all. Rejoice. we cry with faith: Rejoice. Rejoice. thou who provest logicians illogical. Treasury of His providence. ll Angel-kind was amazed by the great deed of Thine Incarnation. thou Bride unwedded. O Theotokos. thou through whom Paradise is opened. . thou who yokest together motherhood and virginity. Vessel of the Wisdom of God. for they are at a loss to explain how thou couldst remain a virgin and yet give birth. But as for us. thou through whom transgression is annulled. Rejoice. Key of the Kingdom of Christ. Rejoice. Rejoice.Rejoice. Rejoice.
thou Bride unwedded. Rejoice. For the inventors of myths are faded away. thou who dost enlighten many with knowledge. though as God He is the Shepherd. to this end did the Ruler of all come of His own will. Bestower of divine goodness. Haven for those who fare on the sea of life. Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. ishing to save the world. Leader of spiritual restoration. thou who dost draw us from the depths of ignorance. for the Maker of heaven and earth prepared thee. Rejoice. A . for by this likeness He called those of like kind. and taught all to cry out to thee: Rejoice. Pillar of virginity. and. O Immaculate One. gate of salvation. and dwelt in thy womb. yet as God He doth hear: Alleluia. Rejoice. Rejoice. W Rampart art thou for virgins and all that have recourse to thee. Rejoice. for the subtle disputants are confounded. Raft for those who desire to be saved. Rejoice. O Theotokos and Virgin.Rejoice.
she . thou Bride unwedded. thou who dost give birth to the Sower of chastity. Rejoice. we should still have done nothing worthy of what Thou hast given unto us who cry to Thee: Alleluia. for she kindleth the supernal Light and leadeth all to divine knowledge. for thou didst admonish those despoiled in mind. odes of praise numberless as the sands. fair Nursing-Mother of virgins. Rejoice. Rejoice. for thou didst regenerate those conceived in shame. bridal Escort of holy souls. Rejoice. thou who dost join the faithful to the Lord.Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. for even should we offer Thee. O holy King. bridal Chamber of a seedless marriage. Rejoice. thou who dost bring to naught the corrupter of hearts. Rejoice. D efeated is every hymn that striveth to pay homage to the multitude of Thy many compassions. A s a brilliant beacon-light shining to those in darkness do we behold the holy Virgin.
He that forgiveth the ancient debts of all men came of His own will to dwell among those who had departed from His favour. Thunder. thou who dost depict the image of the font. Rejoice. thou Bride unwedded. Rejoice. Rejoice. W . Rejoice. Rejoice. Life of mystic festival. Lightning. for thou dost cause the manystarred Light to dawn. ishing to bestow His grace. Rejoice. Ray of the spiritual Sun.illumineth our minds with radience and is honoured by these our cries: Rejoice. Laver purifying conscience. Rejoice. Rejoice. enlightening our souls. and having rent asunder the handwriting against them. Winebowl pouring forth joy. Rejoice. Rejoice. sweet-scented Fragrance of Christ. Rejoice. for thou dost cause the ever-flowing River to gush forth. He heareth from all: Alleluia. thou who dost wash away the stain of sin. striking down the enemy. Beam of the innermost Splendour. Rejoice.
Who is more holy than all the Saints. we all praise thee. who didst bear the Word (3 times). precious Diadem of godly kings. who holdeth all things in His hand. Healing of my flesh.W hilst hymning Thine Offspring. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou through whom enemies are cast down. Rejoice. Holy one. O All-Hymned Mother. O Theotokos as a living temple. impregnable Bulwark of the Kingdom. as thou recievest this our offering. Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou Bride unwedded. Tabernacle of God the Word. Rejoice. rescue us all from every . Rejoice. venerable Boast of faithful priests. salvation of my soul. unshakable Tower of the Church. Rejoice. for the Lord. holier than the Holies. Ark made golden by the Spirit. and He hallowed and glorified thee. Rejoice. inexhaustible Treasury of Life. thou through whom trophies are raised up. and taught all to cry to thee: Rejoice. dwelt in thy womb. Rejoice. Rejoice.
thou through whom the curse shall be blotted out. and deliver from future torment those who cry with one voice: Alleluia. and with his bodiless voice. Rejoice. Rejoice. And beholding Thee. was sent from Heaven to cry: Rejoice! To the Mother of God. he stood in awe. Rejoice. Womb of the divine Incarnation. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou the Restoration of the fallen Adam. taking bodily form. thou through whom the Creator becometh a babe. thou through whom creation is renewed. for thou sustainest the Sustainer of all. Rejoice. and the chiefest among them. thou through whom joy shall shine forth.calamity. Star that causest the Sun to appear. Rejoice. n Angel. O Lord. Rejoice. Rejoice. thou the redemption of the tears of Eve. Rejoice. Depth hard to explore even for the eyes of Angels. A . he cried out aloud to thee such things as these: Rejoice. Rejoice. for thou art the Throne of a King. Rejoice. Height hard to climb for human thought. thou Bride unwedded.
T o Thee. thou Bride unwedded. the Champion Leader. that we may cry to Thee: Rejoice. . as ones rescued out of sufferings. from all dangers that can be do thou deliver us. But as thou art one with might which is invincible. THE SERVICE OF THE SMALL SUPPLIMENTORY CANON TO THE MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS. we thy flock dedicate a feast of victory and of thanksgiving. o Theotokos.
(3). H H oly God. pardon our iniquities. O treasury of every good and Bestower of life: come and dwell in us. and clense us from every stain. G lory to the Father and to the Son. and save our souls. Holy Mighty. O Comforter. Amen. Amen. the Spirit of truth. eavenly King. be gracious unto our sins. have mercy on us. Holy One. O Good One. Who art everywhere present and fillest all things. Holy Immortal have mercy on us. and to the Holy Spirit. Master. Lord Jesus Christ our God. both now and forever to the ages of ages. have mercy on us.Through the prayers of our holy Fathers. visit and heal our infirmities for thy Name’s sake. Lord. A ll holy Trinity. .
let us worship and fall down before our King and God. hallowed be Thy Name. . now and forever and to the ages of ages. let us worship and fall down before Christ. Lord have mercy (12). Amen. on earth as it is in heaven. have mercy on us. Amen. Give us this day our daily bread. O come. as we forgive the trespasses of others. and to the Holy Spirit. and to the Son. Thy will be done. now and forever to the ages of ages. and to the Holy Spirit. Glory to the Father. And forgive us our trespasses.Lord have mercy (3). but deliver us from evil. Thy Kingdom come. our King and God. And lead us not into temptation. which art in Heaven. Through the prayers of our holy Fathers. O come. Glory to the Father. Amen. and to the Son. O ur Father. Lord Jesus Christ our God.
I stretched forth my hands unto Thee like a waterless land. within me my heart is troubled. hearken unto me in Thy righteousness. for unto Thee have I lifted up my soul. Cause me to hear Thy mercy in the morning. give ear to my supplication in Thy truth. lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul. hear my prayer. Turn not Thy face away from me. O Lord. he hath humbled my life down the earth. . O Lord. let us worship and fall down before Him. my spirit hath fainted away. I remembered days of old. He hath sat me in darkness as those that have been long dead. the way wherein I should walk. for in Thee have I put my hope. O Lord.O come. Christ the King and our God. I meditated on all Thy works. and my spirit within me is become despondent. Cause me to know. I pondered on the creations of Thy hands. And enter not into judgement with Thy servant. for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified. Quickly hear me.
All the nations compassed me round about. This is the Lord’s doing. unto Thee have I fled for refuge. And Thou shalt cut off all them that afflict my souls. for Thou art my God.Rescue me from mine enemies. and it is marvelous in our eyes. Teach me to do thy will. God is Lord. and by the Name of the Lord I warded them off. (as above). T o God’s Birthgiver let us run now most earnestly. In Thy righteousness shalt Thou bring my soul out of affliction. shalt Thou quicken me. we sinners all and wretched ones. for I am Thy servant. and in Thy mercy shalt Thou utterly destroy mine enemies. and fall prostrate in . O Lord. God is Lord. Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness.(as above). and he hath appeared unto us. and he hath appeared unto us. O give thanks unto the Lord. and call upon His holy Name. God is Lord. God is Lord. blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord. blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. O Lord. for Thy Name’s sake.
who would have delivered us from such numerous dangers? Who would have preserved us all until now in true freedom? O Lady. Amen.s named Saint is read here) Both now and forever unto the ages of ages. calling from the depths of our souls. O . and to the Son.repentance. all we the unworthy ones. have compassion upon us. hasten thou. come unto our aid. and to the Holy Spirit. (Troparion of your church. we shall not cease from speaking of all thy mighty acts. we shall not turn away from thee. for thou dost always save thy servants from all manner of grief. for if thou hadst not stood to intercede for us. for thee alone do we have as our only hope. Lady. Glory to the Father. Theotokos. turn not thy servants away with empty hands. for we are lost in a throng of transgressions.
H . For behold. according to the Thy great mercy. and prevail when thou are judged. Turn Thy face away from sin. Thou hast loved truth. the bones that be humbled. I was conceived in iniquities. For I acknowledge my iniquity. and my sin is ever before me. thou shalt wash me and I shall be made whiter than snow. that thou mightest be justified in Thy words. and in sins did my mother bear me.Psalm 50(51) ave mercy on me. For behold. Against thee only have I sinned and done this evil before Thee. and renew a right spirit within me. and I shall be made clean. O God. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop. they shall rejoice. and cleanse me from my sin. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity. O God. the hidden and secret things of Thy wisdom hast thou made manifest unto me. and according to the multitude of Thy compassion blot out my transgression. and blot out mine iniquities Create in me a clean heart. Thou shalt make me hear joy and gladness.
A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. with oblation and whole burnt offerings. a heart that is broken and humbled God will not despise. Then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar. For if Thou hadst desired sacrifice. O Lord. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness. . Ode One (Heimos) Transversing the water as on dry land. with whole burnt offerings Thou shalt not be pleased. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation. the Israelites cried aloud proclaiming: Unto our God and Redeemer let us now sing. and with Thy governing Spirit establish me. in Thy good pleasure unto Zion. O God. my tongue shall rejoice in Thy righteousness. Thou God of my salvation. and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. I shall teach transgressors Thy ways. I had given it. Then shalt Thou be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness. Thou shalt open my lips. and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.Cast me not away from Thy presence. O Lord. Do good. and the ungodly shall turn back to Thee. and thereby escaping from the toils of Egypt’s land.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. my soul to repletion hath been filled with despondency. from all ordeals and afflictions deliver me. O Mother of the Word. save us. B A ttacks of the passions disquiet me. I beg thee. Most Holy Mother of God. for now unto thee I flee for refuge. O Maiden. O all-blameless one. bringing to thee both my soul and my reasoning. in search of salvation. thou Evervirgin. y many temptations am I distressed. from afflictions deliver me. with the calmness of Thine own Son and thy God. . bestill them. save us. thou gavest birth. T o Christ God. unto thee have I taken flight.Most Holy Mother of God. o Virgin. the Saviour.
(Heirmos) Of the vault of the heavens art thou. have thee as the shelter and the defence of my life. O thou who alone art God’s Mother. Who art the height of things sought for. the Theotokos and Virgin.Both now and forever and to the ages of ages. D iseased is my body and my soul. do thou make me worthy of divine guidance and thy care. Most Holy Mother of God. of the Church art Thou founder. save us. O Lord. for thou art good and the Birthgiver of the Good. and the staff of the faithful. so. I . Fashioner. Ode Three. too. O thou only lauded one. do thou establish me in unfeigned love for Thee. O Thou only friend of man. Amen. thee. pilot and govern me into thy sheltered port. for thou art author of good things and staff of the faithful.
. . for I . I am put to trial. . . . from the wealth of thy loving kindness do thou pour forth on all. .Most Holy Mother of God. I beseech thee. ince thou brought forth Him who is our Benefactor. O Bride of God. O thou only all-blameless one. . . . . O Virgin.. Glory to the Father. . do thou dispel far from me all of the distress of despair and turbulence in my soul. for thou canst do all things. since thou didst bear Christ. O Virgin. . . . save us. .. the cause of good. S Both now. for thou. hast given birth to the Lord Christ. . for blessed of God art thou. Who is mighty Prince of peace. come thou unto mine aid. W ith most grievous diseases with corrupt passions too. the One who is mighty in power.
invincible battlement. and do thou behold my body’s grievous infirmity. reserve and save. thy servants from every danger. F Ode Four (Heirmos) I have harkened and heard. O all hymned Theotokos. O Theotokos. O only all blameless one. for thou alone art our speedy protectress. and heal thou the cause of my soul’s sorrow. and save us from all imperilment. and I sang the praise of Thy Divinity. . O Lord. and I came to knowledge of Thy works. look thou on me. I ervent advocate. P n thy good will. earnestly we cry to thee. fountain of mercy. hasten thou. of Thy dispensation’s most awesome mystery. a firm rampant art thou and our protection. and sheltering retreat for the world. Lady Mother of God.know thee to be an inexhaustible treasure of unfailing healing. after God do all of us for refuge flee unto thee.
knowing thee to be the Mother of our God. estow. .. O spotless one. Both now. B Glory to the Father.. L ull the tempest of all my sins. . on me thy supplicant. and bestill the raging of passions with thy calm. a hymn of thankfulness do we all raise up in song to thee. . hile delighting. in thy many favours. . . Most Holy Mother of God. . . out of the abyss of thy great compassion. save us. O thou Bride of God. W . for progenitress art thou of Him who is Lord and Helmsman. . save us. for thou brought forth One compassionate Who is Saviour of all who sing hymns to thee.Most Holy Mother of God.
H aving thee as our staff and hope, and as our
salvation’s unshaken battlement, from all manner of adversity are we then redeemed, O thou all lauded one. Ode Five. (Heirmos) Lord, enlighten us by Thy precepts and by Thy commands, and by the power of Thy lofty arm bestow Thy peace upon us all, since Thou art friend of man.
Most Holy Mother of God, save us.
P ure one, fill my heart with rejoicing unto plentitude,
and grant Thine undefiled felicity, since thou didst give birth unto Him who is the cause of joy.
Most Holy Mother of God, save us.
C ome, deliver us out of dangers, O pure Mother of
God, since thou art mother of deliverance, and of the peace which doth surpass all human reasoning.
Glory to the Father.. . . . . . . .
D issipate the gloom of my trespasses, O Bride of God,
with the clear brightness of thy radiance, for thou didst bear the Light divine which was before all time.
Both now.. . . . . . . . .
H eal me, O pure One, of the sickness which the
passions bring, and make me worthy of thy guardiancy, and by thy prayers and intercessions grant thou health to me. Ode Six. (Heirmos) Entreaty do I pour forth unto the Lord, and to Him do I proclaim all my sorrows, for many woes fill my heart to repletion, and lo, my life unto Hades hath now drawn nigh, like Jonas do I pray to thee: Raise me up from corruption, O Lord my God.
Most Holy Mother of God, save us.
M y nature, held by corruption and by death, hath He
saved from out of death and corruption, for unto death He Himself hath submitted. Wherefore, O Virgin, do thou intercede with Him who is in truth thy Lord and Son to redeem me from enemies’ wickedness.
Most Holy Mother of God, save us.
know thee as the protection of my life and most safe fortification, O Virgin, disperse the horde of my many temptations, and put to silence demonic audacity, unceasingly I pray to thee: From corruption of passions deliver me.
Glory to the Father.. . . . . . . . .
A bulwark of safe retreat art thou to us, and of souls art
thou the perfect salvation, and a relief in distresses, O Maiden, and in thy light do we ever exult with joy. O Lady, do thou also now from all passions and perils deliver us.
O Theotokos.. O spotless one. the Healer of every infirmity. B edridden I lie supine with sickness now. . who didst bear the world’s Saviour. . . meditation unto the Creator most constant: O despise not the suppliant voices of those who have sinned. . thy servants from every danger. as one who hath motherly boldness. do thou make request of Him. and no healing for my flesh is existing except for thee. and speed thou to . I pray to thee. who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession. a firm rampart art thou and our protection. . for thou art good: From corruption of illnesses raise me up. after God do all of us for refuge flee unto thee. P reserve and save. To come unto our aid. . but be thou quick. who inexpressibly in the last days didst by a word bring forth the Word. O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame. O Good one. . our God.Both now.
O Theotokos.) (Luke 1 v. (This is not said when a priest is not present. and forget Thine own people. thou who dost ever protect.make supplication. and the King shall greatly desire thy beauty. The Holy Gospel. and thy father’s house. (2). 39-49. 56) I n those days. and see. Mary arose and went into the hill country with haste. And it came to pass . and incline Thine ear. into a city of Judah. and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. nd straight away we chant the prokeimenon: I shall commemorate thy name in every generation and generation. them that honour thee. Hearken. O daughter. A Thy Name shall be commemorated in every generation and generation.
and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. . . And she spoke out with a loud voice.that. . and holy is His Name. O Father.. and said.: Blessed art thou among women. Glory to the Father. glory to Thee. Glory to Thee. and returned to her own house. for behold. . . O Lord. and Spirit. . and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. the babe leaped in my womb for joy. For the Mighty One hath done great things to me. and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary. And Mary abode with her about three months. . . behold. Both now. . Word. . For He hath looked upon the lowliness of His handmaiden. . . And whence is this to me? For. for there shall be forfilment of those things which have been spoken to her from the Lord. the Trinity in Unity: blot out the multitude of mine offences. And blessed is she that believed. from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.. the babe leaped in her womb. And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. . when the voice of thy salutation came into mine ears. .
O Merciful One. Sorrow hath fettered me. holy one. Mistress of creation. unto the profit of his own request. I. neither place to run. O our Lady. protection and hope of faithful ones: Turn not away when I pray to thee. and I am unable to endure and bear the demons’ darts. blot out the multitude of mine offences. and no consolation have I but thee. according to Thy great Mercy. the wretched one.B y the intercessions of the Theotokos. but do thou accept the prayer of thy supplicant. Have mercy on me. a shelter have I not. I pray. Theotokia rom thee is no one turned away ashamed and empty who doth run to thee for refuge. but he asketh the favour and recieveth the gift from thee. do that which will profit me. O Entrust me not. embattled from all sides am I. O god. and according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my trangression. F . to any human protection. O pure Virgin Theotokos.
Thou dwelt within the Maid’s womb. thou who art the calm of the storm. the fire of the furnace they trampled down while chanting by their faith in the Trinity: O God of our Fathers blessed art Thou. save thy people and thy flock. . the only protectress of those who believe. H aving willed thus.driven. blessed art Thou. O Saviour. Ode Seven. to dispense our salvation in Thine mankind. O God of our Fathers.T he transformation of the afflicted and the relief of those in sickness art thou in truth. (Heirmos) Once from out of Judea did the children go down to the land of Babylon. Most Holy Mother of God. save us. save us. and unto all creation as protectress Thou showed her forth. O Virgin Theotokos. Most Holy Mother of God.
to rescue from transgressions and from the soul’s defilement those who cry out most faithfully: O God of our Fathers. Ode Eight. . D . .. O pure Mother. A Both now. eign to grant restoration from diseases of body and soul to those who run to thy divine protection with faith.. . . for mother of Christ our Saviour art thou. . to thy Son who hath willed to grant mercy unto us. a treasure of salvation and portal of repentance hast Thou proved her to them that shout: O God of our Fathers. . Glory to the Father. fount of incorruption and a tower of safety is she who gave Thee birth. blessed art Thou. . .M ake request. . blessed art Thou. . O Theotokos. and thus grant them recovery.
D o not disdain those who seek the aid that thou dost grant. . and they all exalt thee unto ages for ever. O Virgin. Most Holy Mother of God. and exalt thy truly ineffable Offspring. . thou poured forth a great abundance of thy cures and healings. A ll the diseases that plague my soul dost thou make well. .(Heirmos) The King of Heaven. O n all who hymn thee with faith. for. . Glory to the Father. . wherefore. I glorify thee. praise ye and exalt Him to the ages for ever. save us. and the sufferings of the flesh thou healest also. they do hymn thee.. Most Holy Mother of God. O thou Maiden full of grace. Whom all the hosts of Angels hymn with their chants and praises of glory. save us. . O Virgin Maiden.
wherefore do we hymn thee to all ages. Ode Nine ost rightly we confess thee as our God’s Birthgiver. . and the onslaughts of the passions dost thou banish.. Whom all the hosts of Angels hymn with their chants and praises of glory. we who through thee have been saved. ll the assaultings of the temptations dost thou quell. save us. praise ye and exalt Him to the ages for ever. M Most Holy Mother of God. with choirs of bodiless Angels. O thou Virgin most pure. A T he King of heaven. thee do we magnify.Both now. o Virgin. .
Most Holy Mother of God. O thou Virgin. I .. save us. for He is Christ indeed. and a wall unshaken. Most Holy Mother of God. O Virgin Maiden. A llumine with the radience of thy light. all those who piously call thee the Mother of God. for thou art she who received all the fullness of joy.T he torrent of my weeping spurn not with refusal. . haven and protection. and do thou banish away all darkness of ignorance. . . for those who flee to thee. save us. fill my heart with gladness. Glory to the Father. and a rejoicing and shelter and place of retreat do thou become. O thou Virgin. . D o thou. for thou didst give birth to Him who doth take away all tears from every face. O Virgin. and made to vanish away all sorrow of sinfulness. .
for thou hast redeemed us out of the curse that hast held us. and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim. in a place of sickness. and thou art much purer than the radience of the sun. F rom the great abundance of all my sins. ill am I in body. . More honourable than the Cherubim. Thee have I as refuge. grant healing to me. the Theotokos. the ever blessed and all immaculate and Mother of our God. O Mistress of creation with hymns we honour thee. H igher than the heavens above art thou. . thee do we magnify.Both now. . thee who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word. B I t is truly meet to call thee blest. . rought low am I. the very Theotokos. do . and in dwelling of anguish.. . O Virgin. ailing also am I in soul. . transforming all of my illness into full healthfulness.
do thou intercede for us. O hope of all the hopeless. O Mistress of creation. that we find clemency. S peechless be the lips of the impious who refuse to reverence thy revered icon which is known by the name Directress. N ow we chant with eagerness unto thee with this ode most joyful. together with the Baptist and all the saintly choirs. all the Saints . therefore. beseech. O All ye arrays of Angelic Hosts. O Theotokos. help me. with the holy Baptist. and which hath been depicted for us by the Apostle Luke the Evangelist. the Apostles’ twelve-numbered band. Recieve supplication from us wretches who beg of thee that thou make entreaty unto the One born from thee. for thou art full of grace. O Lady and Mother of Christ our God. O all-hymned Mother of our God.thou.
(3) Glory to the Father. but deliver us from evil. Glory to the Father. both now and for ever. pray make ye intercession for our deliverance. A ll holy Trinity. pardon our iniquities. both now and for ever. and to the Holy Spirit. Amen. on earth as it is in Heaven. and unto the ages of ages. and to the ages of ages. visit and heal our infirmities for Thy Name’s sake. Thy Kingdom come. O ur Father who art in heaven. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Holy One. Lord be gracious unto our sins. Amen. And lead us not into temptation. hallowed be Thy Name. as well as God’s Birthgiver. Give us this day our daily bread. Master. have mercy on us. Holy God. . Holy Mighty. Lord have mercy (3). and to the Son. have mercy on us. Holy Immortal. and to the Holy Spirit. and to the Son.together. Thy will be done.
. for hoping in Thee. . . Lord. and upon Thy Name have we called. . we pray. ave mercy on us. . all are the works of Thy hands. Amen. .. through Thee may we be delivered from adversities. . nor do Thou remember our iniquities. have mercy on us. and we Thy people. Both now. . but look upon us even now. . Lord Jesus Christ our God.. O most blessed Theotokos. D o Thou open the portal of compassion unto us. for Thou art our God. . have mercy on us. let us not fail. Glory to the Father. for lacking as we are in all defence. H L ord. for in Thee have we placed all our trust. . have mercy on us. since Thou art compassionate. . be not wroth with us greatly. for thou art the salvation of the Christian race. . this supplication do we sinners offer unto Thee. as our Master: Have mercy on us. and do Thou redeem us from our enemies.Through the prayers of our holy Fathers.
and deliver us from every affliction and necessity. Wherefore. J ady.A ll those who in faith flee unto thee. oy of all that sorrow art thou. Mother of God in the highest. hasten. as thou art good. to redeem thy slaves. comfort unto the estranged. helper of orphaned ones: Mother of God in the Highest art thou. O pure one. a shelter and succour unto those brought down by pain. visitation of all the sick. a staff art thou of the blind. and nurture of all the poor. we who have been burdened down with our abundant sins. we all fall down before thee. O Immaculate Maiden. we beseech thee. L . thy servants from adversities. rescue us. no one else have we who sin as a perpetual intercession with our God in dangers and sorrows. and of the oppressed a protectress. with thy mighty hand dost thou shelter. do thou Recieve the supplications of thy slaves.
O Virgin Mother of our Lord. and Thou. be thou my helper. guard me under thy shelter. O mother of God. give burial to my body. my Son and my God. and save me from out of eternal torments. have thee as Mediatress with the manbefriending God. DURING THE FAST OF THE MOTHER OF GOD (August1-14) THESE ADDITIONS ARE READ ALSO. may He not censure my actions before the hosts of the Angels. and the protectress of Christians. come unto mine aid most quickly. hou art the sweetness of Angels. being now gathered together here in the vale of Gethsamane.U nto thee do I commit every hope. Recieve Thou my spirit. O Virgin. e Apostles from afar. Y T I . the gladness of afflicted ones. I supplicate thee.
have mercy on us. have mercy on us. a throne besprinkled with sunbeams.T hou art a gold-entwined tower and twelvewall encircled city. . T hrough the prayers of our holy Fathers. Amen. thy will be done. . Lord Jesus Christ. Through the prayers of the holy Fathers. Lord Jesus Christ. Thy kingdom come. Amen. BEFORE BREAKFAST. Prayers before Meals. O inexplicable wonder! That thou dost milk-feed the Master. hallowed be Thy Name.. a royal chair of the King. O ur Father who art in heaven.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Give us this day our daily bread. Amen. bless the food and drink of your servants. as we forgive those who trespass against us. for you have satisfied us with earthly gifts. Lord have mercy. and save us.(3) Through the prayers of our holy Fathers. C hrist our God. Amen. Do . now and forever and to the ages of ages. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us. Christ our God. And lead us not into temptation. and forgive us our trespasses. W e thank you. THANKSGIVING AFTER BREAKFAST. both now and for ever and until the ages of ages. for you are holy always.on earth as it is in heaven. Amen. but deliver us from evil.
as we forgive those who trespass against us. but deliver us from evil. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses. Amen. hallowed be Thy Name. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. O ur Father.not deprive us of your heavenly kingdom. but as you. came among your disciples and gave them peace. come among us also and save us. who art in heaven. Lord Jesus Christ. And lead us not into temptation. O Saviour. have mercy upon us. Through the prayers of the holy Fathers. Thy kingdom come. Amen. PRAYERS BEFORE LUNCH. .
but as you. Amen. come among us also and save us. have mercy on us.Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. O Saviour. for you are holy always.(3) Through the prayers of the holy Fathers. W PRAYERS BEFORE DINNER. Lord have mercy. both now and forever and until the ages of ages. Amen. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Lord Jesus Christ. Christ our God. Do not deprive us of your heavenly kingdom. e thank you. THANKSGIVING AFTER LUNCH. came among your disciples and gave them peace. bless the food and drink of your servants. C hrist our God. Amen. . for you have satisfied us with earthly gifts.
THANKSGIVING AFTER DINNER. Lord Jesus Christ. have mercy on us. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen. bless the food and the drink of your servants. both now and forever and until the ages of ages. their hearts shall live to the ages of ages. Lord have mercy (3). Lord have mercy(3). Through the prayers of the holy Fathers. Amen. and they who seek the Lord shall praise him. C hrist our God. Amen Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Lord Jesus Christ. both now and for ever and until the ages of ages. for you are holy always.T he poor shall eat and be satisfied. Through the prayers of the holy Fathers. Amen. . have mercy on us. Amen.
lessed is God. You have gladdened our hearts. and we have rejoiced in the work of your hands. Lord. who has mercy upon us and nourishes us from his bountiful gifts by his grace and love always. The light of your countenance has shined upon us. B The Paschal Hours. Amen. We have been satisfied with the good things of the earth. now and forever and to the ages of ages. Lord. .L ord. have sustained us in hope. you have gladdened our hearts in your creation. for you alone. We shall sleep in peace and repose in you.
We worship Thy Cross. Forever blessing the Lord. by death hath He trampled down death.[From Easter Sunday until the Saturday of renewal week. the following is read]: To the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Come. and the thanksgiving prayers after communion. and we call upon Thy Name. O Christ. and on those in the graves hath He bestowed life. for behold. C hrist is risen from the dead. (3) Let us who have beheld the resurrection of Christ worship our holy Lord Jesus. let us worship Christ’s holy Resurrection. For Thou art our God. all ye faithful. in place of morning and evening prayers. compline. He endureth the Cross for us and by death destroyed death. we praise His Resurrection. Who is alone without sin. and we praise and glorify Thy holy Resurrection. Amen. (3) . and we know none other beside Thee. through the Cross joy hath come to the whole world.
O Thou Who dost grant resurrection to the fallen. Who saveth the race of man. For He is the Son of God. and didst arise as victor. Glory to the Father…. as though He were mortal man. in Hades with thy soul. though Thou wast God. Rejoice. and hath put death to death. and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. and giving peace unto Thine Apostles. O Immortal One. I n the grave bodily. Him Who abideth in everlasting light? Behold the grave-clothes. O Christ God. yet didst Thou destroy the power of Hades. calling to the myrrh-bearing women.W hen they who were Mary came. O Christ the Uncircumscribable.. and on the Throne with the Father and the Spirit wast Thou who fillest all things. in Paradise with the thief. Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen. T hough Thou didst descend into the grave. . they heard from the Angel: Why seek ye among the dead. anticipating the dawn.
O Theotokos. R M ore honourable than the Cherubim. the source of our resurrection. O allimmaculate Lady. . Both now…… ejoice.. for through thee. Lord Jesus Christ our God. O Christ.H ow life-giving. O sanctified and divine tabernacle of the Most High. Through the prayers of the holy Fathers. Lord have mercy (40) Glory to the Father…. and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim. Both now……. thee who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word. joy is given to them that cry: Blessed art thou among women. have mercy on us. and truly more resplendent than any royal palace proved Thy grave. thee do we magnify. Amen. how much more beautiful than paradise. the very Theotokos.
If at Compline we also say the following prayer. B . As set forth below. And grant unto us that this evening together with the coming night and all the days of our life be perfect. from ages past. Amen. Forgive all of us our sins. sinless. deliver us from every grievous circumstance and from every conspiracy of the adversary. holy. . proceed with”Christ is risen”. lessed art Thou. O Almighty Master. . protect us by Thy might. and send down the multitude of Thy mercy and compassions upon Thine inheritance. peaceful. Encompass us with Thy holy Angels. Who hast deemed us worthy to pass through the length of the day and draw nigh to the beginning of the night. surround us with thy truth. arm us with the armour of Thy righteousness. without stumbling and vain imaginings. have been well-pleasing unto Thee. A Compline Prayer of St. Hearken unto our supplication. if not. voluntary and involuntary. accept our evening entreaties. by the intercessions of the Holy Theotokos and of all the Saints who. and that of all of Thy people. Basil. who hast deemed us enlightened the day with the light of the sun and hast illumined the night by the rays of fire.
Section 1. 4. (milk. beans. includes cuttlefish. of Dairy products. boiled pulses.Category A. of Fish products. yogurt. and on those in the graves hath He bestowed life. calamari.Category C. When we should Abstain. Amen. of strict fasting. octopus etc… 5. (3) Through the prayers of the holy Fathers. Fasting Categories. consists of abstaining. of Wine and oil. 2.C hrist is risen from the dead. have mercy on us. (3) Glory to the Father…. Both now… Lord have mercy. no oil in foods. Lord Jesus Christ.Category E.. meats and Poultry products. macaroni etc… . 1. The Fasting Periods of the Church. cheese etc…) 3. by death hath He trampled down death.Category B.Category D.
Fasting except sat. E. E). These are stated below with their fasting category: Every Wednesday and Friday. c. And sun. Apostles Fast. C. . 29th August.The Church has set aside several days in the church calendar in which the faithful must fast. D: 5th January(Theophany’s eve). d. (from the Monday after Sunday of All Saints till 28th June.!7 Dec. D. The Church states fasting from 15th Nov. Except Sat and Sun.) Cat. (Beheading of St. except Saturdays and Sundays which are Cat. can be Cat. John the Baptist). They become Cat. But from 18th Dec-23Dec must be Cat. (1st August14th August. E. The 40 day fast Pre-Christmas. . )Cat. Great Lent (from clean Monday till Holy Easter Saturday. b. (from 15th Nov. E.24th Dec. This consists Cat. D. Cat. C is allowed. Except of course Wednesdays and Fridays. Strict fasts (Cat.) have the following Days unless they fall on a Sat. (Holy Cross Day). (Cat. The 15 Day fast of the Holy Virgin Mary. D. 14th September. or Sunday. f. where Cat. D. .
If a Major Feast Day or a Saint’s day fall on Fasting Periods. (Cat. St. Fast). two weeks before the start of Lent. The week. Two Category Fasts. of God. No Meat or Dairy products. ): 7th January. Annunciation day 24th June. .’s Peter and Paul’s day. Transfiguration day become Cat. (Holy Spirit week). B. The week after Pentecost. C. 6th August. Birth of the Forerunner. holy Mother. (Cat. 29th June. fish is allowed. Cheesefare week. they change to as follows: 25th March.Non Fast Days in which fasting is not allowed are in these periods. C fasts. Fast). First week of Triodion. The week after Easter (Renewal Week). week following Sunday of Pharisee and the Publican. 15th August. C. Dormition of the most. even if they are Wednesdays and Fridays: The Days following Christmas (25th Dec. No meat. Last week before Lent. (Cat. 2nd February. till 4th Jan). Also the following days fish is allowed even if they fall on a Wednesdays or Fridays. Presentation of Christ. Forerunner’s gathering. Meatfare week.
9th. 20th. 9th. 20th. 15th. these are also Cat. 24th. 2nd. 17th. 8th. December: 4th. D. 25th. 27th. 16th. July. 30th. October: 6th. 11th. And the Wednesday before the Ascension of Christ (last day of the feast of Easter). 9th. 15th.20th. 17th. May. 21st November. 20th. The following dates become Cat. November: 1st. C. 22nd. March. February. 18th. of God. Apostle Phillip. 17th.13th. 14th November. (wine and oil allowed). 26th. 8th. 25th. 26th. 27th. 8th. And also the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.8th September. 10th. 6th. a Friday or during fasting periods.12th. 11th. In the Month of: January. 12th. 2nd. 26th. 13th. August: 31st. 17th. 21st. The Entry into the temple of the most holy Mother. 30. September: 1st. 25th. 30th. 23rd. 30th. . 25th. 5th. April. June.6th. Birth of the most holy Mother.8th. 26th. 25th. 1st. 23rd. 11th. even if they fall on a Wednesday.16th. 23rd. of God. 22nd.
All Wednesdays and Fridays in the period of Pentecost become Cat. D. . Fasts. AMEN. GLORY BE TO GOD.
Christ Lord Jesus Son of God Have mercy on us. .
.Most Holy Mother of God Save us.
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