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tou lithou tin metathesisn, ke pros allilas dielegonto. Pou isin e sfragides tou mnimatos?

Pou estin i tou Pilatou kostodia, ke akrivis asfalia? Gegone de mnitis ton agnoouson Gynekon, exastrapton Angels, ke faskon pros aftas. Ti meta thrinon zitite ton zonta, ke Zoopiisanta to genos ton vroton? Exigerthi Hristos O Theos imon, ek nekron os Pantodinamos, parehon pasin imin Aftharsian ke Zoin, fotismon ke to Mega Eleos.

they reverently pondered the removal of the stone, and they said to one another: Where are the seals that secured the Tomb? Where is Pilates guard and special security? Then a shining Angel appeared as a Messenger to the Women who were unaware, who said to them: Why do you mournfully seek the One Who is alive and Who gave Life to humanity? Christ our God is Risen from the dead, as the Almighty One, and He grants us all Incorruption and Life, Illumination and His Great Mercy.

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Festal Matins Hymns


TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MATINS SERVICE BOOK

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND


THE GREAT DOXOLOGY

Festal Apolytikion St Constantine

Tou

Stavrou Sou ton tipon en Ourano Theasamenos, ke os O Pavlos tin klisin ouk ex anthropon dexamenos, O en Vasilefsin, Apostolos Sou Kyrie, Vasilefousan polin ti hiri Sou Partheto in perisoze dia pantos en Irini, presvies tis Theotokou, Mone Filanthrope.

Thine

Apostle among the Rulers, St Constantine, who once behld in the sky the Vision of Thy Cross, and who, like Paul, received his Calling not from man, once entrusted the Ruling City into Thy Hand. We entreat Thee to restore it in Peace forever, at the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Lord Who Loves mankind.

St Constantine & St Helena


Equals to the Apostles
Also the Feast of St Constantine & his sons, St Michael & St Theodore, Wonderworkers of Murom St Cassianos the Greek of Uglich

THE DIVINE LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BEGINS IMMEDIATELY

Katavasias of Holy Pascha

By the Grace of God


Compiled, Adapted, Edited & Printed By Marguerite Paizis Archondissa & Teacher By Divine Grace Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Our Eternal Gratitude to Pater Seraphim Dedes & all the contributing translators for the original Greek & English translation and for making our Worship a little easier to understand, to participate and to appreciate.
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12. M A T I N S H Y M N S S T C O N S T A N T I N E & S T H E L E N A 2 1 M A Y

Hristos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!


FESTAL APOLYTIKION HOLY PASCHA

Ta

tou Kyriou didagmata, kathaper gi eklekti, dexameni panevfime, Enareton Praxeon, evkarpian evlastisas, tas dianias, imon ektrefousa, ti ekmimisi, Eleni pansofe, tis politias Sou. Othen eortazomen, periharos, simeron tin Mnimin Sou Panigirizontes.

Full of Wisdom, O Helen, praised by all,


when Thou accepted the Lords Saving Teachings, like chosen earth, Thou abundantly produced many Fruits of Thy Virtuous Deeds. And by displaying a Holy Way of Life for imitation, Thou thereby feed our minds. Therefore we celebrate Thy Divine Memorial, O Royal Saint, festively observing it today with heightened Joy.

Hristos

Anesti ek nekron, Thanato Thanaton patistas, ke tis en tis mnimasi, Zoin harisamenos!

Christ has Risen from the dead, by Death trampling upon Death, and has bestowed Life to those in the tombs!

Enite

Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. agalliaseos, tous Sous metohous Hriste, Konstantinon Elenin te, paradoxos ehrisas, tin apatin misisantas, ke Sou to kallos epipothisantas, ke Vasilias tis Ouraniou Sou, toutous ixiosas evsevos to proteron, epi tis gis Loge Vasilefsantas, ti epinevsi Sou.

Praise

Him with tuneful cymbals; praise Him with loud cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Eleon

With

Oil of Gladness, O Christ, Thou Anounted Holy Constantine and Devout Helen who advanced Thy Work, for they despised idolatry, and rather longingly Loved Thy Beauty, O Word, and therefore Thou made them worthy of Heavenly Rule with Thee; for they previously ruled upon the earth with utmost Piety, at Thy Divine Behest. and to the Holy Spirit

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati


Psalm 117 /118
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING M
ERCY

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, The King of Kings and God, Who adorns
the worthy with abundant Gifts, caught Thee in His Net, through the Sign of the Cross, like He did to Paul the Glorious, O Constantine. He said to Thee: In this Sign Conquer! Thus having sought Him, as did Thy Godminded Mother, and having found Him for Whom Thou yearned, Thou utterly defeated them. In company with Thy Mother, earnestly pray for Orthodox Rulers, and the Christ Loving Armed Forces, and all of us who loyally observe Thy Memory, entreating Him Who alone Loves mankind, to deliver us from all Wrath.

Theos
STIHOS

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 1:

1: Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti agathos, oti is ton eona to eleos aftou!

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

Theos
STIHOS 2:

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

epefanen imin. ergomenos en

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 2:

ton Anakton Anax ke Theos, O plousies dories katakosmon tous axious, aftos Ouranothen, osper Pavlon ton aidimon, dia simiou tou Stavrou, Se Konstantine ezogrisen. En touto, fisas, nika tous ehthrous Sou, on anazitisas sin mitri Theofroni, ke panton ton tin mnimin Sou telounton Pistos, ton monon Filanthropon, litrothine pasis orgis.

Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me, ke to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.


epefanen imin. ergomenos en

All the nations surrounded me, but in the Name of the Lord I drove them back. Ke
nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Theos
STIHOS 3:

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 3:

Now

Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.


epefanen imin. ergomenos en

This is the Lords doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Theos

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

The Lord is God, and has appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

Amin E
Myrofori Ginekes orthrou vatheos, aromata lavouse tou Kyriou ton Tafou katelavon. Aper de ouk ilpizon evrouse, dielogizontoevlavoumene

Amen
Stichi Holy Myrrh Bearers
TONE 2

The Myrrh Bearing Women, very early in


the morning, took their spices and went to the Tomb of the Lord. When they found it not as they had hoped, 11.

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Paschal Exaposteilarion Holy Myrrhbearers

TONE 2

Resurrection Apolytikion

TONE 2

Gynekes

akoutisthite, fonin agalliaseos. Tyrannon Adin patisas, fthoras exigira pantas. Dramete filis ipate, tis emis evangelia: Voulome gar to plasma mou, haran ekithen avgase, ex is exilthen i lipi.

Women, hearken to the Voice that echoes with Exultant Joy. Trampling on Hades, that Tyrant, I raised up all from corruption. Run quickly now and tell My Friends Good Tidings as Evangelists. For I will that My Creatures see Joy distintly arising from Woamn, for whom came sorrow.

Ote katilthes pros ton Thanaton, i Zoi i


Athanatos, tote ton adin enekrosas ti astrapi tis Theotitos. Ote de ke tous tethneotas ek ton katahthonion anestisas, pase e Dinamis ton Epouranion ekravgazon. Zoodota Hriste, O Theos imon, Doxa Si!

When Thou condescended to Death, O


Life Immortal, Thou slayed Hades with the lightning flash of Thy Divinity. When also Thou raised up the dead from the subterranean abodes, all the Powers of Heaven cried aloud: O Life-giver, Christ our God, Glory to Thee!

Lauds: The Praises to God

- Psalm 148

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Tou


Stavrou Sou ton tipon en Ourano theasamenos, ke os O Pavlos tin klisin ouk ek anthropon dexamenos, O en Vasilefsin Apostolos Sou Kyrie, Vasilevousan polin ti Hiri Sou paretheto; in perisoze dia pantos en Irini, Presvies tis Theotokou, Mone Filanthrope!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Festal Apolytikion- St Constantine

Pasa

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos to Theo. Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. Si prepi imnos to Theo.

Let

everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. To Thee praise is due, O God.

The Sign of the Cross in the sky having


beheld, and like Paul having received the Call that did not come from men, Thine Apostle among all the Kings, O Lord, built his capital city and placed its care in Thy Hands; which, we ask Thee to guard in Peace, forever, by the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Only Lover of mankind!

Enite

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,


all His Powers. To Thee praise is due, O God.

Prosomia Stihera - Psalm 150- St Constantine & St Helena


TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Enite

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou. Konstantine Pansofe, Orthodoxias Pigi, i potizousa pantote, tis glikesi namasi, tin ifilion apasan. Heris i riza, ex is evlastise, karpos O trefon, tin Ekklisian Hristou. Heris to kavhima, ton peraton Endoxe, Hristianon, Vasileon protiste. Here haraton Piston.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; Full

praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty. of Wisdom, Constantine, rejoice! The Well of Orthodox Faith, that has watered in every age the entire Universe with its waters most sweet, rejoice! Glorious Root, out of which has burgeoned forth the Fruit that feeds the entire Church of Christ, thou art the pride and Joy of the Fathers. O Rejoice! Thou art the first of all Christian Emperors: Rejoice, the Joy of the Faithful!

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amin. Tes
Myroforis Ginexi, Para To Mnima Epistas, O Angelos Evoa: To Myra Tis Thanitis Iparhi Armodia, Hristos De Diafthoras Edihthi Allotrios; Alla Kravgasate: Anesti O Kyrios, Parehon To Kosmo To Mega Eleos!

Amen
Theotokion

Heris

The Angel standing by the Grave cried


to the Myrrhbearing Women: Myrrh is fitting for the dead, but Christ has been shown to be a stranger to corruption. But cry aloud: The Lord has Risen, granting the world His Great Mercy!
3

SMALL LITANY

First Festal Kathismata St Constantine & St Helena -TONE

Neos

Enite O

Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. Vasilefon tis Ktiseos, to evpithes prooron, tis kardias Sou Pansofe, logikos thirevi Se, alogia kratoumenon, ke katavgasa tin Sin dianian, tis evsevias tes epignosesi, kosmo anedixe, fotavgi os Ilion, marmarigas, Thion Apopemponta, Praxeon Endoxe.

Praise He

Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp. Who rules over all Creation, O All Wise Ruler, foresaw the Obedience of Thy heart, and through reason captured Thee when unreason was ruling Thee. And He Illumined Thy thoughts and reasoning with certain Knowledge of Orthodox Belief. Glorious Constantine: to the world He showed Thee as a Shining Sun, radiating Brilliant Beams of Godly Words and Deeds. Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute.

gegonas, David tis tropis, geras anothen, isdedegmenos, tis Vasilias ti korifi Sou to eleon. Se gar ton Pnevmati ehrisen endoxe. O uperousios Logos ke Kyrios. Othen elaves, ke skiptron Sofe Vasilion, etoumenos imin to Mega Eleos.

Thou became a New David in manner.


Thou received the Oil of the Kingdom, as an Honour from Heaven, upon Thy head. The Lord and Logos transcending all Essences Anointed Thee with the Spirit, O Glorious One. Therefore Thou received the Sceptre to rule, as one most wise. And Thou Entreat that we obtain Great Mercy.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,


ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton eonon.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Amen

and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amin

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo.


Afton en hordes ke organo.

Enite

Praise

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Second Festal Kathisma St Constantine &St Helena


TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

ODI 6

ODE 6

Katilthes

Elkomenos epi Stavrou, O Piitis tou iliou The


ke ktiseos, Se os astera fainon, ex Ouranou di asteron efilkisato, O ke kratos protos to Vasilion epethike. Dio Se anevfimoumen, Konstantine Vasilef efsevestate, Sin Eleni Mitri ti Theofroni.

Maker of the sun and all Creation was led once to the Cross. And now to Himself He leads you, the Shining Star, by Stars from Heaven. And to Thee first He bestowed Imperial Power. Therefore, O Most Pious Emperor Constantin, we extol Thee and Thy Mother Helen, the Godlyminded.

en tis katotatis tis gis ke sinetripsas mohlous eonious, katohous pepedimenon, Hriste, ke trimeros, os ek kitous Ionas, exanestis tou tafou.

Thou descended into the deepest parts


of the earth and Thou shattered everlasting bars that held fast those fettered; and on the third day, like Jonah from the whale, Thou arose from the Tomb. Only Blessed and Ever Glorious God of our Fathers, Who Redeemed the Children from the furnace, became Man, suffered as a mortal; and through Suffering, He clothes the mortal with the Grace of Incorruption.

ODI 7

ODE 7

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Amin

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton eonon.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Amen

and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Pedas ek kaminou Risamenos, genomenos Anthropos pashi os thnitos ke dia pathous to thniton aftharsias endii evperepian, o monos Evlogitos ton pateron Theos ke iperevdoxos. Evlogoumen Proskinoumen ton Kyrion. ke

The

ODI 8

ODE 8

Second Paschal Kathisma St Constantine & St Helena


TONE 2

Enoumen,
Afti

We Praise, we Bless and we Worship


the Lord.

Pros to mnima Sou Soter, e septe Myrofori elthouse, ton Despotin alipsasthe myris, os vroton Se katipigonto. Angelos de aftes haran eminisen. Anesti O Kyrios. Dio kirixate Apostolis tin ek Tafou ontos friktin toutou Exanastasin.

The devout Myrrh-bearing Women came to Thy Tomb, O Saviour, intent on Anointing Thee the Master with spices as if Thou were mortal. But an Angel declared the Joy to them: The Lord has Risen! So announce to the Apostles His truly awesome Resurrection.

i kliti ke Agia imera, i mia ton Savvaton, i Vasilis ke kiria, eorton eorti ke panigiris esti panigireon, en i evlogoumen Hriston is tous eonas.
AGNIFICAT

This

is the Chosen and Holy Day, the first of the Sabbaths, the Queen and Sovereign, the Feast of Feasts, and the Festival of Festivals, in which we Bless Christ to all Ages.
TONE 1

THE M

Paschal Katavasia of the 9th Ode

Third Festal Kathisma St Constantine & St Helen


TONE 4

O Angelos evoa ti Keharitomeni:

Agni Parthene, Here! Ke palin ero, Here! O Sos Iios Anesti trimeros ek Tafou.

The Angel cried aloud to the Lady Full


of Grace: O Pure Virgin, Rejoice! And again I say: Rejoice! Thy Son is Resurrected from the Tomb on the Third Day!

evsimos mnimi Sou, epifanisa imin, avgazi ta perata, Theognosias Foti, Konstantine Theopnevste. Si gar en Vasilefsin evsevis anedihthis, nomous epouraniou, Vasileos tirisas. Dio tes ikesies tes ses, rise imas pirasmon.

Thy Dignified Memory has shone upon


us today. It brightens the Universe with Light of Divine Knowledge, O God-Inspired Constantine. Thou, among Kings and Rulers, showed Thyself to be Pious, for Thou obeyed the Laws of the King of Heaven. Therefore by Thine Entreaties, deliver us from our trials.

Fotizou,

Fotizou, i Nea Ierousalim; i gar Doxa Kyriou epi Se anetile. Horeve nin ke agallou, Zion. Si de, Agni, Terpou, Theotoke, en ti egersi tou Tokou Sou.
TO

Shine,

SMALL LITANY & PRAISES

GOD

shine, the New Jerusalem! For the Glory of the Lord has dawned upon Thee. Rejoice now and be glad, O Zion; and Thou, O All Pure Theotokos: delight in the Resurrection of Him to Whom Thou gave Birth!
TONE 2

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Amin Ta

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton eonon.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Amen

Festal Exapostilarion St Constantine & St Helena -

and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Ouk

Third Paschal Kathisma The Holy Myrrh Bearers


TONE 2

Myra Sotir Gynekes proskomizouse ezitoun spoudi, Myrise Se filanthrope, ek tou Tafou de Angelos, pros aftas evoa: Egigerte O Zoodotis ke Kyrios, patisas ton Edin ke ton Thanaton.
SMALL LITANY

The

Women with Faith brought spices for Thee, O Saviour. They earnestly wished to Anoint Thee, the Lover of mankind. Then an Angel spoke to them from the Tomb, announcing: The Giver of Life and Lord has Arisen after trampling Hades and Death!

ex anthropon ilife, to Vasilion kratos, all ek tis Thias Haritos, Konstantinos O Megas, Sin ti Mitri Ouranothen, exastrapton de vlepi, Stavrou to Thion tropeon. Othen touto olesas tous dismenis, ton idolon elise tin apatin, en kosmo de ekratine, tin Orthodoxon Pistin.

The

Great and Holy Constantine with his mother, St Helena, did not receive Imperial Rule and dominion from men, but by Divine Grace from Heaven. He is the one who witnessed the Divine Trophy of the Cross shining above, and by it he crushed the foes, ending the deceptive ruse of the idols; and he confirmed the Orthodox Faith as a world religion.

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9.

pathos exikolouthise, ke pantas parestisan tous Ioudeous paraskevazesthe, dixe tis lais Mega Dikeoma, to kekrimmenon dia ton fthonon, ke vaskanian tin afton, ke touto evronts anedixan afti. Dia touto tis pasi nikifori anedihthisan, oplon ferontes aprosmahiton, SIMION MEGA, KE EN POLEMIS FRIKTON.

Cross, by which the Saving Passion came to pass. And they roused all the Hebrews, to be prepared to display before the people the Great Justification, hidden because of their hatred and jealousy. And when they found the Cross, they put it on display. Therefore, they were revealed to all as Victors, bearing the unassailable Shield, A GREAT SIGN, INSPIRING AWE IN WAR.

Festal Antiphons

TONE 4

Ek neotitos mou, pola polemi me pathi From


al aftos andilavou, ke soson, Sotir mou. [2]

my youth up many passions have warred against me. But do Thou succour and save me, O Saviour. [2] who hate Zion shall be put to confusion by the Lord; like grass in the fire shall they be withered up. [2] and to the Holy Spirit

misoundes Sion, eshinthite apo tou Kyriou; os hortos gar, piri esesthe apexirameni. [2]

Those

Synaxarion 21 May

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Agio


Pnevmati, pasa psihi zooute, ke katharsi, ipsoute, lambrinete, ti Triadiki Monadi, Ierokrifios nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. Pnevmati, anavlizi ta tis Haritos reithra, arthevonda, apasan tin ktisin pros Zoogonion.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Through


the Holy Spirit is every soul quickened and exalted in purity, and Illumined by the Triune Unity in Mystic Holiness. and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. the Holy Spirit do the streams of Grace well forth; they irrigate everything created, so that Life can be produced.

Ti KA tou aftou minos, Mnimi ton Agion


endoxon, Theostepton, ke isapostolon, Megalon Vasileon, Konstantinou ke Elenis.

On

the 21st Day of this month, we Commemorate the Holy, Glorious, God-Crowned and Great Sovereigns Constantine and Helen, Equals to the Apostles.

Tes

afton Agies presvies, O Theos, eleison imas.

By

their Holy Intercessions, O God, have mercy on us.

Ke

Now

Amin
ODI 1

Amen
K a t a v a s i a o f H o l y P a s c h a TONE 1
[TRANSLATION BY PATER GEORGE PAPADEAS HOLY WEEK SERVICE BOOK] ODE 1

Amin Agio

Amen From

Anastaseos

imera! Lamprinthomen lai! Pasha, Kyriou Pasha! En gar thanatou pros Zoin ke ek gis pros Ouranon Hristos O Theos imas dievivasen, epinikion adontas!

It is the Day of Resurrection!

O people, let us glory in splendour! Pascha, the Lords Pascha! For Christ our God has transported us who sing the Triumphal Hymn from death to Life and from earth to Heaven. let us drink a New Drink. Not one miraculously brought forth from a barren Rock, but from the Fountain of Immortality, sprung forth from Christs Tomb, from which we are Edified.

Festal Prokeimenon St Constantine & St Helena

Ipsosa

eklekton ek tou laou mou, evron David ton doulon mou en eleo Agio mou ehrisa afton. (2)

raised up a Chosen One from My People; I found David My Servant; I Anointed him with My Holy Oil. (2)

ODI 3

ODE 3

STIHOS:

Defte poma piomen kenon, ouk ek Petras Come,


agonou teratourgoumenon, all aftharsias Pigin ek tafou omvrisantos Hristou, en O stereoumetha.
ODI 4

Dia to to ehrise Se, O Theos, O Theos Sou, eleon Agalliaseos.

VERSE:

Therefore God Thy God Anointed Thee with the Oil of Gladness.

Ipsosa

eklekton ek tou laou mou, evron David ton doulon mou en eleo Agio mou ehrisa afton.

raised up a Chosen One from My People; I found David My Servant; I Anointed him with My Holy Oil
TO

ODE 4

SMALL LITANY- PRAISES

Epi

tis Thias filakis O Thigoros Avvakoum stito meth imon ke diknito faesforon Angelon diaprisios legonta. Simeron Sotiria to kosmo, oti Anesti Hristos os Pantodinamos.

Let the God-inspired Prophet Habakkuk


keep with us the Divine Watch, and point out the Light-bearing Angels, who with a vibrant voice declared: Today, Salvation comes to the world, for Christ has Risen as Almighty! us arise in the early dawn, and instead of Myrrh, offer a Hymn to the Master; and we shall see Christ, the Sun of Righteousness dawning Life to all.
THE PRIEST READS DOORS] FACING
THE THE

ALMIGHTY GOD

The Holy Gospel


HOLY GOSPEL FOR CONGREGATION.
THE

FEAST

FROM THE

ROYAL GATES [HOLY

Ke

ODI 5

ODE 5

Orthrisomen

orthrou vatheos ke anti mirou ton imnon prosisomen to Despoti. Ke Hriston opsometha, Dikeosinis Ilion, pasi Zoin anatellonta.

Let

iper tou kataxiothine imas tis akroaseos tou Agiou Evangeliou Kyriou ton Theon imon iketevsomen.

PRIEST

And that He will graciously grant us to hear His Holy Gospel, let us pray to the Lord.

Kyrie Eleison [3] Sofia! Orthi! Akiousomen


Evangeliou

tou Agiou

Lord have mercy [3] PRIEST Wisdom! Arise! Let us listen to the
PEOPLE

Holy Gospel.

Irini pasi!
WE
BOW OUR HEADS TO RECEIVE THE

Peace be with you all.


PRIESTS BLESSING MATINS HYMNS ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELENA 21 MAY

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5.

Ke to pnevmati sou Ek tou kata I O A N N I N


to anagnosma...

AGIOU EVANGELIOU

And with thy spirit PRIEST The Lesson is from the Holy Gospel
PEOPLE

Hymns of

Divine Mercy

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati Tes


TON THEOSTEPTON presvies, eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

according to ST JOHN THE HOLY EVANGELIST

Proshomen Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!


M
AKE

Let us attend PEOPLE Glory to Thee, O Lord:


Thee!

Through

Glory to

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW TO GOD IN GRATITUDE AND WORSHIP BEFORE & AFTER THE HOLY GOSPEL

the intercessions of THE GOD-CROWNED RULERS, O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions.

Ke

Holy Gospel According to St

John 10 : 9 - 16

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton.

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions.
TONE 2

Ipen

O Kyrios: Ego Imi i Thira: di Emou ean tis iselthi sothisete ke iselefsete ke exelefsete ke nomin evrisi. kleptis ouk erhete i mi ina klepsi ke thisi ke apolesi. Zoin ehosin ke

At

that time, our Lord Jesus Christ

said: I Am the Door: by Me if anyone enters in, he shall be Saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Amin Tes

Amen Through

The I

Festal Idiomelon St Constantine & St Helena

thief comes to steal and to kill, and to destroy.

Eleison

Ego

ilthon ina perisson ehosin.

Am come so that they might have Life, and so that they might have it more abundantly.

me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima mou. evsevous Konstantinou i mnimi, os myron ekkenoumenon simeron anetile. Hriston gar pothisas, idolon katefronise, naon egiras epi gis, to Stavrothenti di imas, en Ouranis de apelave, ton tis Elpidos Stefanon.
OF

Have

mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy Great Mercy; according to the multitude of Thy Mercies do away mine offences.

Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos: O Pimin O Kalos tin Psihin


tithisin iper ton provaton.

Aftou

I Am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd gives His Life for
the sheep.

Tou

The Memorial of Constantine the Pious,


like perfume that is poured out, has Risen today. He longed for Christ and therefore held the idols in contempt. On earth he erected a Temple to the One Who was Crucified for us; while in Heaven he received the Crown of Hope.
TONE 4

O misthotos ke

ouk on imin, ou ouk estin ta provata idia, theori ton likon erhomenon ke afiisin ta provata ke fevgi.

But he that is a hireling, and not the


Shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees.

PRAYERS

SALVATION

Ke O likos arpazi afta ke skorpizi. Oti


misthotos estin ke ou meli afto peri ton provaton.

And

the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep.

Paschal Kontakion Holy Myrrh Bearers -

To

For the hireling flees, because he is a


hireling, and does not care for the sheep. Am the Good Shepherd, and know My Sheep, and Am known by My own. the Father knows Me even so know I the Father; and I lay down My Life for the Sheep. of this Fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My Voice; and there will be one Flock and one Shepherd
PEOPLE

Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos, ke ginosko I


ta ema ke ginoskousi me ta ema.

Here tis Myroforis fthegxamenos, ton thrinon tis promitoros Evas katepafsas, ti Anastasi Sou Hriste O Theos. Tis Apostolis de tis sis kirittin epetaxas. O Sotir exanesti tou Mnimatos.

In saying:Rejoice! To the Myrrh Bearers, Thou allayed the lament of the First Mother, Eve, at Thy Resurrection, O Christ our God. And Thou ordered Thine Apostles to proclaim: The Saviour has Risen from the Sepulchre!
TONE 3

Festal Kontakion St Constantine & St Helen -

Kathos

ginoski me O Patir kago ginosko ton Patera. Ke tin psihin mou tithmi iper ton provaton.

As

Konstantinos

Ke alla provata Ego a ouk estin ek tis And other Sheep I have that are not
ailis taftis. Kakina di me agagin, ke tis Fonis Mou akousousin, ke genisonte Mia Pimi, is Pimin.

simeron, sin ti Mitri ti Eleni, ton Stavron emfenousi, to pansevasmion xilon, panton men ton Ioudeon eshinin onta,oplon de Piston, Anakton kat enantion. Di imas gar anedihthi, Simion Mega, ke en polemis frikton.

On

this day Constantine with his Mother, Helen, showed the Holy Cross, that Tree worthy of all veneration. Raised on high, it is a shame for all Judeans, but a Shield against the enemy for Faithful Rulers; and for us a Great Sign, Inspiring Awe in War.

Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!

Festal Ikos St Constantine & St Helena


Glory to

Thee!.
RESURRECTION PRAYER - PSALM 50/51

Glory to Thee, O Lord:

Konstantinon

Pisti sin ti mitri timisomen. Tou Profitou gar afti logous akroasameni, en kedro ke pevki ke kiparisso, ton trisintheton Stavron katenoisan, di ou to sotirion

O Faithful,

let us honour Constantine and Helen, his mother, for, hearing the words of the Prophet, they recognised in the cedar, the pine and the cypress, the tri-composite 7.

6. M A T I N S H Y M N S S T C O N S T A N T I N E & S T H E L E N A 2 1 M A Y

MATINS HYMNS ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELENA 21 MAY