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12 December St Spyridon
Also the Feast of St John of Zichnon - St Therapon of Monza St Alexander, Hieromartyr of Jerusalem St Synetos of Rome St John of Zedazeni Monastery

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FESTAL MATINS HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

St Spyridon of Tremithos Wonderworker


St Spyridon of Tremithos was born towards the end of the third century on the island of Cyprus. He was a Shepherd, with a wife and children to suppot yet He used all his earthly resources for the needs of his neighbors and the homeless, for which the Lord rewarded him with a Gift of Wonderworking, whereby he healed those who were incurably sick, and cast out demons from others who were possessed. After the Repose of his wife, during the reign of Constantine the Great (306-337), St Spyridon was elected Bishop of Tremithos, and even then he did not alter his manner of life, but combined Pastoral Service with Deeds of Charity. St Spyridon participated in the sessions of the First Ecumenical Council in 325, where he entered into a dispute with a Greek Philosopher who was defending the Arian heresy. The power of St Spyridons plain, direct speech showed everyone the insignificance of human wisdom before Gods Wisdom: Listen, Philosopher, to what I tell you: there is one God Who created man from sand. He has ordered all things, both visible and invisible, by His Word and His Spirit. The Word is the Son of God, Who came down upon the earth on account of our sins. He was born of a Virgin, He lived among men, and He suffered and died for our Salvation, and then He arose from the dead, and He has Resurrected the human race with Him. We believe that He is One in Essence (Consubstantial) with the Father, and equal to Him in Authority and Honour. We believe this without any sly rationalizations, for it is impossible to grasp this Mystery by human reason. As a result of their discussion, the opponent of Christianity became St Spyridons zealous defender and later received Holy Baptism. After his conversation with St Spyridon, the Philosopher turned to his companions and said, Listen! Until now my rivals have presented their arguments, and I was able to refute their proofs with other proofs. But instead of proofs from reason, the words of this Elder are filled with some sort of Special Power, and no one can refute them, since it is impossible for man to oppose God. If any of you thinks as I do now, let him believe in Christ and join me in following this man, for God Himself speaks through his lips. At this First Council, St Spyridon demonstrated the Unity of the Holy Trinity in a remarkable way. He took a brick in his hand and squeezed it. At that instant fire shot up from it, water dripped on the ground, and only clay remained in the hands of the wonderworker. There was only one brick, St Spyridon said, but it was composed of three elements. In the Holy Trinity there are three Persons, but only one God. St Spyridon cared for his Flock with great Love. Through his Prayers, drought was replaced by abundant rains, and incessant rains were replaced by fair weather. Through his Prayers the sick were healed and demons cast out. A woman once went to him with her dead child in her arms, imploring his intercessory Prayers. And as he prayed, the infant was restored to life. The mother, overcome with joy, collapsed lifeless and once again, through the Prayers of the Saint of God the mother was restored to life. Another time, while hastening to save his friend, who had been falsely accused and sentenced to death, St Spyridon was hindered by an unexpected flooding of a stream, whereupon he commanded the water: Halt! For the Lord of all the world commands that you permit me to cross so that a man may be saved. The Will of God was immediately fulfilled, and he crossed over safely to the other shore. When informed of the Miracle that had occurred on his way to the court, St Spyridon was received with deep respect by the Judge who then set his friend free. Innumerable similar instances are known from the Life of St Spyridon. Once, having entered an empty church with his Deacon, he ordered the lampadas and candles to be lit, and then he began the Holy Service. When he said: Peace be unto all, both he and the Deacon heard from Above the resounding response of ...a great multitude of voices saying: And with thy spirit. 2.
FESTAL MATINS HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

Oti

para Si Pigi Zois; en to Foti Sou opsometha Fos.

For with Thee is the Fountain of Life;


Thy Light we shall see Light.

in

Paratinon to Eleos Sou tis ginoskousi Se. Agios Doxa


O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Athanatos, eleison imas.[3] Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Extend

Thy Mercy to those who know Thee.

Holy

God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. [3]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amin Agios Athanatos, eleison imas. Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros,


Athanatos, Eleison imas.

Agios

Amen Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Immortal, have mercy on us.
TONE 1

Festal Apolytikion St Spyridon

Tis

Synodou tis protis anedihthis ipermahos, ke thamatourgos Theofore, Spyridon Patir imon. Dio nekra Si en Tafo prosfonis, ke ofin is hrisoun metevales. Ke en to melpin tas Aias Sou evhas, Angelous eshes sillitourgontas Si Ierotate. Doxa to Se doxasanti! Doxa to Se stefanosanti! Doxa to energounti dia Sou pasin iamata!

At

the first of the Synods, Thou emerged as the Champion, and Wonder-worker, our God-bearing Father Spyridon. Wherefore Thou addressed the dead one in the grave, and a serpent Thou changed to gold. And while chanting in Service Thy Sacred Prayers, Angels Concelebrated with Thee, O Most Holy One. Glory to Chirst Who glorified Thee! Glory to Him Who crowned Thee! Glory to the One Who works through Thee, Healing for everyone!

THE DIVINE LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BEGINS IMMEDIATELY

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The Great Doxology


THE BELLS ARE RUNG AND ALL THE LIGHTS ARE SWITCHED ON

Doxa Si to dixanti to Fos. Doxa


en Ipsistis Theo ke epi gis Irini, en anthropis Evdokia.

Glory to Thee Who has shown us the


Light!

Glory to God in the Highest, and on


earth Peace, Goodwill among men.

Imnoumen

Se, Evlogoumen Se, Proskinoumense, Doxologoumen Se, Efharistoumen Si, dia tin Megalin Sou Doxan. Vasilef, Epouranie Thee, Pater Pantokrator; Kyrie Ie Monogenes, Isou Hriste, ke Agion Pnevma.

We

Praise Thee, we Bless Thee, we Worship Thee, we Glorify Thee, we give Thee Thanks for Thy Great Glory.

Kyrie Kyrie

Lord, Lord

King, God of Heaven, Father Almighty: Lord, Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.

O Theos, O Amnos tou Theou, O Ios tou Patros, O eron tin amartian tou Kosmou, eleison imas, O eron tas amartias tou kosmou. tin deisin imon, O kathimenos en dexia tou Patros, ke eleison imas.

God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us; O Thou Who takes away the sins of the world. our Prayer, Thou Who sits at the right Hand of the Father, and have mercy on us. Thou alone art Holy, Thou alone art Lord, Jesus Christ, to the Glory of God the Father.

Prosdexe

Receive

Oti Si i Monos Agios, Si i Monos Kyrios, For


Iisous Hristos, is Doxan Theou Patros

Amin.
Kath
ekastin imeran Evlogiso Se, ke enesio to Onoma Sou is ton eona ke is ton Eona tou Eonos. Kyrie, en ti emera tafti anamartitous filahthine imas.

Amen Every day I will Bless Thee, and praise


Thy Name forever and to the Ages of Ages.

Kataxioson, Evlogitos Amin Genito,

Grant,

O Lord, this day to keep us without sin. art Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy Name unto the Ages.

I, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron imon, ke Eneton ke Dedoxasmenon to Onoma Sou is tous Eonas. Kyrie, to Eleos Sou ef imas, kathaper ilipisamen epi Se. i, Kyrie, didaxon me ta Dikeomata Sou. [3]

Blessed

Amen May Thy Mercy O Lord, be upon us, as


we have put our hope in Thee.

Evlogitos
Kyrie,

Blessed Lord,

art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy Statutes [3]

katafigi, egenithis imin en genea ke genea. Ego ipa: Kyrie, eleison me, iase tin psihin mou oti imarton Si.

Thou hast been our Refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee. do Thy Will, for Thou art my God.

Kyrie, Pros Se katefigon; didaxon me tou O Lord, to Thee have I fled; teach me to
piin to Thelima Sou, oti Si I O Theos mou.

This Heavenly Choir was majestic and more sweetly melodious than any human Choir, and to each Petition of the Litanies, the invisible Choir chanted: Lord, have Mercy, which soon attracted the people who lived nearby and as they hastened towards the church, the wondrous singing filled their ears and gladdened their hearts. However, when they entered the church, they saw no one there except the Saintly Bishop and several Church Attendants - and they could no longer hear the amazing singing, which had astonished and drawn them to the church. St Symeon Metaphrastes - the author of his Life - likened St Spyridon to the ancient Patriarch, St Abraham, in his hospitality and Sozomen, in his Church History, offered an amazing example of how St Spyridon welcomed and received strangers. One day, at the start of the Forty-day Fast, a stranger knocked at his door, and seeing that the Traveller was extremely exhausted, St Spyridon asked his daughter to ...wash the feet of this man, so he may recline to dine. However, since it was Lent there were none of the necessary provisions, for St Spyridon ...partook of food only on certain days, and on other days he went without food. His daughter gently reminded him that there was no bread or flour in the house, so St Spyridon - apologizing to his guest - ordered his daughter to cook a salted ham from their larder. After seating the stranger at table, having offered Prayers of Thanksgiving, St Spyridon began to eat, urging the traveller to do the same, but when he refused to do so because he was ...a faithful Christian, St Spyridon severely corrected him by saying: It is not proper to refuse this, for the Word of God proclaims, Unto the Pure all things are pure. (TITUS 1:15). Another characteristic of St Spyridon was his distribution of one portion of the gathered harvest to the destitute, and another portion to those in need while in debt. He never kept a portion for himself, but simply showed them to his storeroom, where each could take as much as was needed, which could later be paid back in the same way - without records or accountings. When robbers had broken into St Spyridons sheepfold at night, they suddenly found themselves bound up by some invisible power. At dawn when the Saint went to tend his flock, he found the terrified robbers. After praying for their forgiveness, they were released from their invisible shackles and for a long while he advised them to leave their path of iniquity and earn their livelihood by respectable work. Then he gave them a sheep and sent them off, saying: Take this sheep for your trouble - so that you did not spend a sleepless night in vain. There are so many references to St Spyridons amazing simplicity and the Gift of Wonderworking granted to him by God. Through his Prayers the dead were restored to life, the elements of nature tamed and the pagan idols smashed into dust. At one point, a Council had been convened at Alexandria by the Patriarch to discuss what to do about the pagan idols and temples in that great city and through the Prayers of the Holy Church Fathers of the Council all the statues of the pagan gods fell down except one, which was very much revered. It was revealed to the Patriarch in a Vision that that particular idol had to be shattered by St Spyridon of Tremithos so - invited by the Council of Alexandria, St Spyridon set sail for Alexandria - and at the exact moment when St Spyridon stepped on land, the pagan idol in Alexandria - with all its offerings - turned to dust. St Spyridon lived his earthly life in Righteousness and Sanctity, until he prayerfully surrendered his soul to our Lord. His Holy Relics repose on the island of Corfu (Kerkyra), in a church named in honour of him. (His right hand, however, is located in Rome). St Spyridon is also Comemmorated on Cheesefare Saturday just before the beginning of the Great Lenten Fast. May his memory be Eternal!
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Psalm 117 /118


PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING M
ERCY

Theomakariste Pater Thavmatourge, mi ellipis iperevhesthe.

Theos

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!
V ER SE 1: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

of those who with Faith now observe Thy Memorial. O Father Spyridon, cease not to pray for us, as a Wonderworker Blessed by God.

Enite

STIH OS

1 : Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou!

afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. ampelonos ergatis dia tis Pisteos, ton entolon edihthis, tou Hristou Theofore. Dio tis Vasilias, tis ano lavon, Mystikos to dinarion, adialiptos prosevhou iper imon, ton timonton Se Spyridon Sofe.

Praise

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

Theos

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!
V ER SE 2 : All the nations surrounded me, but in the Name of the Lord I drove them back.

Tou

Through

STIH OS

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

Theos

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!
V ER SE 3 : This is the Lords doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

Faith, O God-bearing Father, Thou Laboured in the Noetic Vineyard of our Saviours Commandments. O Spyridon, Thou mystically received from the Lord the Denarios of the Celestial Kingdom; so forever pray on behalf of us who honour Thee.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Osie


Pater, Ierarha aidime, apostolikis Didaskalias genomenos empleos, ke tou Thiou Pnevmatos katagogion, di enaretou politias anadihthis, tis Ekklisias tous likous, dia dogmaton apilasas. Ke Orthodoxon Pistin safos tranosas, stilos anadiknise, ke evsevias promahos. Othen ke Thavmatourgon en tis perasin, ofin is hrisoun metevales, ke nekran pros erotisin igiras. All O Pateron Axiagaste, ke Didaskalon sinomile, ton Sotira presveve, tou sothine tas psihas imon.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit
TONE 4

STIH OS

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

Festal Stichera St Spyridon -

Theos

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!
TONE 2

Festal Apolytkion St Spyridon

Tis

Synodou tis protis anedihthis ipermahos, ke Thavmatourgos Theofore, Spyridon Patir imon. Dio nekra Si en Tafo prosfonis, ke ofin is hrisoun metevales. Ke en to melpin tas Agias Sou evhas, Angelous eshes sillitourgountas Si Ierotate. Doxa to Se doxasanti! Doxa to Se stefanosanti! Doxa to energounti dia Sou pasin iamata!

At

the first of the Synods, Thou emmerged as the Champion, and Wonderworker, our God-bearing Father Spyridon. Wherefore Thou addressed the dead one in the grave, and a serpent Thou changed to gold. And while chanting in Service Thy Sacred Prayers, Thou had Angels Concelebrating, O Most Holy One. Glory to Christ Who glorified Thee! Glory to Him Who crowned Thee! Glory to the One Who works through Thee, Healings for everyone! and to the Holy Spirit

Doxa Tis

Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, At


the first of the Synods, Thou emmerged as the Champion, and Wonderworker, our God-bearing Father Spyridon. Wherefore Thou addressed the dead one in the grave, and a serpent Thou changed to gold. And while chanting in Service Thy Sacred Prayers, Thou had Angels Concelebrating, O Most Holy One. Glory to Christ Who glorified Thee! Glory to Him Who crowned Thee! Glory to the One Who works through Thee, Healings for everyone!

Devout Father, celebrated Hierarch, Thou were imbued with the Apostolic Teaching; and it showed, by Thy Virtuous Way of Life, that Thou were a Dwelling Place of the Holy Spirit. As such, Thou drove out the wolves from the Church with Thy Doctrines; and Thou clearly elucidated the Orthodox Faith, and thus proved to be a Pillar and Champion of the True Religion. Thou also worked Miracles throughout the world: Thou turned a snake into god; and Thou resurrected Thy Daughter who had died, in order to question her. O Holy Spyridon, as one who is worthy of admiration among the Fathers, and who keeps company with the Teachers, Intercede with the Saviour to Save our souls. and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Synodou tis protis anedihthis ipermahos, ke Thavmatourgos Theofore, Spyridon Patir imon. Dio nekra Si en Tafo prosfonis, ke ofin is hrisoun metevales. Ke en to melpin tas Agias Sou evhas, Angelous eshes sillitourgountas Si Ierotate. Doxa to Se doxasanti! Doxa to Se stefanosanti! Doxa to energounti dia Sou pasin iamata!

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

Amin Ek
pantion kindinon tous doulous Sou filate, Evlogimeni Theotoke, ina Se Doxazomen, tin Elpida ton psihon imon.

Amen
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Festal Theotokion

Guard

Thy servants from dangers of every kind, O Blessed Theotokos, so that we may Glorify Thee - the Hope of our souls.

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Theotokion

Ekiisas

Panahrante, ton Theou Theon Logon, to kosmo tin sotirion, ektelounta pansofos, ikonomian aristin. Dia touto Se pantes, imnologoumen axios, os presvevousan touto litrothine imas noson, ke pantion kindinon.

O All Immaculate Lady:

Ke

Thou bore the Word of God and God Who with all Wisdom brought to pass the Excellent Dispensation, which, for the world is Salvation. And thus we all now worthily extol Thee, for Thou Intercede with Him to Deliver us from Sickness, and from all kinds of dangers.

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin. Tou Gavriil


fthegxamenou Si Parthene to Here, Sin ti foni esarkouto O ton olon Despotis, en Si ti Agia Kivoto, os efi O Dikeos David. Edihthis Platitera ton Ouranon, Vastasasa ton Ktistin Sou. Doxa to enikisanti en Si! Doxa to proelthonti ek Sou! Doxa to eleftherosanti imas dia tou Tokou Sou!
SMALL LITANY

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. Amen When


Gabriel uttered Hail! to Thee, O Virgin, with his voice the Lord of all became Incarnate in Thee whom the Holy Ark of old prefigured, as Righteous David said. Thou carried Thy Creator and proved to be more Spacious than the Heavens. Glory to Him Who dwelt within Thee! Glory to Him Who came forth from Thee! Glory to Him Who through Thy Childbirth has set us free!
TONE 3

Theotokion

Lauds: The Praises to God Psalm 148


ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

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.

Enite

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,

First Festal Kathisma St Spyridon

Festal

all His Powers. To Thee praise is due, O God. V e r s e s - Psalm 150 - S t S p y r i d o n - T O N E 1


LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!

Ofin metevales, is hrison Agie, ke tes ton Thou


logon Sou, nevres apepnixas, ton dissevi ke poniron, Arion Theofore. Vasili de gegonas, Iatros panaidime. Ke nekrous exigiras, Demonas te apilasas. Dio Sou sinelthontes imnoumen, Ierarha tin Mnimin tin Pantimon.

Enite En

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou. ti tou Pnevmatos egli katalampomenos, to Zoferon kathilen, O Sofos Ierarhis, Ariou to lirodes. Othen aplos, dogmatisas Triada Pistos, ipo Sofon edoxasthi ke sineton, ke tin Synodon ekirosen.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; Fully

praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty.

imbued with the Spirits Brightness, the Wise Hierarch brought down the murky nonesense of the Arian doctrine. Therefore, when he simply but faithfully taught the Truth of the Trinity, he was revered by the erudite and the wise for confirming what the Synod decreed. Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp.

turned a snake to gold, O Holy Hierarch, and with Thy words like cords, Thou stifled Arios who as a wicked and impious heretic, O God Bearing Saint. Thou, O Father Spyridon, made the Emperor well again, and Thou Resurrected the dead, and Thou drove demons out of men. We therefore come together to honour Thy Venerable Memory with Hymns of Praise. and to the Holy Spirit

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Ofin


metevales, is hrison Agie, ke tes ton logon Sou, nevres apepnixas, ton dissevi ke poniron, Arion Theofore. Vasili de gegonas, Iatros panaidime. Ke nekrous exigiras, Demonas te apilasas. Dio Sou sinelthontes imnoumen, Ierarha tin Mnimin tin Pantimon.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Thou


turned a snake to gold, O Holy Hierarch, and with Thy words like cords, Thou stifled Arios who as a wicked and impious heretic, O God Bearing Saint. Thou, O Father Spyridon, made the Emperor well again, and Thou Resurrected the dead, and Thou drove demons out of men. We therefore come together to honour Thy Venerable Memory with Hymns of Praise.

Enite En

afton en iho salpingos. Enite afton en psaltirio ke kithara. ti tou Pnevmatos egli katalampomenos, to zoferon kathilen, O Sofos Ierarhis, Ariou to lirodes. Othen aplos, dogmatisas Triada Pistos, ipo Sofon edoxasthi ke sineton, ke tin Synodox ekirosen.

Praise Fully

imbued with the Spirits Brightness, the Wise Hierarch brought down the murky nonesense of the Arian doctrine. Therefore, when he simply but faithfully taught the Truth of the Trinity, he was revered by the erudite and the wise for confirming what the Synod decreed. Him with timbrel and dance! Praise Him with strings and flute!

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen

Amin Haras
peplironte, panta ta perata. I Theotokos gar, gennan epigete, ton Vasilea tou pantos. O Thavmatos anermineftou! Arhete O anarhos ke sarkoute O asarkos. Spileon isdehete ton sinehonta apanta. I Vithleem

Enite Afton en tympano ke horo.


Afton en hordes ke organo.

Enite

Praise

First Festal Kathisma Forefeast of Nativity

Replete

Tes Ouranies aktisi perilampomenos, ke The Rays of Heavenly


ti Hristou dinami, tas iasis parehon, psihon te ke somaton, ton Pisti ke nin, ektelounton tin mnimin Sou, 12.

Brightness shine all around Thee, O Saint, as by the Saviours Power Thou provide Cures and Healings for the soul and body

with Utter Joy is all the Universe, because the Virgin is close to giving Birth to the Lord and King of all. O Wonder inexplicable! Beginning is the Unbegun, and the Fleshless is taking flesh; and the 5.

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FESTAL MATINS HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

agallou, ke horeve i ktisis, imeran Proeortion.

Cave receives the One Who encompasses everything. O Bethlehem and all Creation, exult and dance for Joy on this Forefestal Day.
TONE 2

O DI

Mother free from harm.


O DE 7

Second Festal Kathisma St Spyridon Tis ergis etimisas, to kat ikona Theou, Spyridon Makarie. Elampsas en to kosmo, ti en Si sofrosini, haritas iamaton apastrapton tis pasi. Dio ke eortazomen Pisti tin Mnimin Sou.

Tis logis ekosmisas tin Ekklisian Hristou. O Father, Thou beatified the Church of
Christ by Thy words; Thou honoured by Thy deeds the Image of God, O Blessed Spyridon, shining the Light of Virtue in the world by Thy Temperance; flashing the Grace of Healing over all who Entreat Thee. Therefore, with Faith, we observe Thy Festive Memorial.

Pedes efsevia sintrafentes, dissevous, prostagmatos katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk eptoithisan, all en meso tis flogos, estotes epsallon. O Ton Pateron Theos Evlogitos i!
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Scorning

O DI

the impious Decree, Children brought up together Godliness feared not the threat of - while standing in the midst of flames, they sang O God of Fathers, Blessed art Thou!
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the in fire the our

Enoumen, Thavmatos

O DE

Evlogoumen Proskinoumen ton Kyrion!

ke

We The

Praise, we Bless and we Worship the Lord!

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


Tis ergis etimisas, to kat ikona Theou, Spyridon Makarie. Elampsas en to kosmo, ti en Si sofrosini, haritas iamaton apastrapton tis pasi. Dio ke eortazomen Pisti tin Mnimin Sou.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit Christ by Thy words; Thou honoured by Thy deeds the Image of God, O Blessed Spyridon, shining the Light of Virtue in the world by Thy Temperance; flashing the Grace of Healing over all who Entreat Thee. Therefore, with Faith, we observe Thy Festive Memorial.

iperfious i Drosovolos, exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou gar ous edexato flegi neous, os oude pir tis Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi nidin. Dio animnountes anamelpsomen. Evlogito is ktisis pasa ton Kyrion, ke iperpsouto, is pantas tous eonas!
AGNIFICAT

Tis logis ekosmisas tin Ekklisian Hristou. O Father, Thou beatified the Church of

THE M

furnace - moist with Dew - was the image and figure of a Wonder beyond nature. For it burnt not the Children whom it had received, even as the Fire of the Godhead consumed not the Virgins Womb into which It had descended. Therefore in praise let us sing: Let the whole Creation Bless the Lord and Exalt Him above all forever!

Festal Katavasia of the 9th Ode- Nativity of Christ

Megalinon psihi mou, tin Timioteran, ke Magnify,


Evdoxoteran ton ano Stratevmaton.
IRMOS

O my soul, Her who is more Honourable and more Glorious than the Heavenly Hosts.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen O


Virgins, lead us in the Virgins Joy ! O Mothers, sing out praises to the Procession escorting the Mother of Christ our God! Magi: join the Angels, and with us sing, O Shepherds! She is coming to the City of Bethlehem to give Birth! O God: at Her Intercessions, Save our souls, we pray!
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Amin Partheni
proexarxate ti tis Parthenou Hara, Miteres enesate tin propompin tis Mitros, Hristou tou Theou imon. Magi Sin tis Angelis, Sin imin i Pimenes. Erhete gar en poli, Vithleem tou gennise. Aftis tes ikesies, Soson imas O Theos.

Second Festal Kathismata - Forefeast of the Nativity

Mystirion Xenon, oro ke paradoxon: Ouranon to Spyleon! Thronon Herouvikon, tin Parthenon! Tin fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O ahoritos, Hristos O Theos! On animvountes Megalinomen!
THE SMALL LITANY

HEIRMOS

A Strange and Most Wonderful Mystery do I see: The Cave is Heaven! The Virgin is the Throne of the Cherubim! The Manger is a Grand Space, in which Christ, the God Whom nothing can contain, is laid! Him do we praise and magnify!
TONE 3

Festal Exaposteilarion St Spyridon

Se ex alogou Pimnis, metigagen is Logikin, O


to Pnevma pnevmatofore, os ton Mosea ke David, on emimiso to praon, Spyridon Fos ikoumenis.

Spirit-bearer: The Spirit moved Thee from tending mindless beasts to minding Reason-endowed Flocks, as He had done of old with Moses and David, O Spyridon, Whose Meekness Thou imitated. Lord has Glorified Thee with many Signs and Wonders, O Blessed Father Spyridon. For at the Holy Synod Thou proclaimed the Trinity; and Thou raised the dead to life; Thou turned the snake into gold; and by Thy Holy Prayers Thou miraculously stopped the rivers flow and crossed over.

Third Festal Kathisma St Spyridon

Anaktoris

ke Mystes Theoprepos, en sillogo pansepto filosofon, tranos diesafisas, tis Triados tin dinamin. Ke gar kiritton ofthis, monada Theotitos, ke en mia ousia safos edogmatisas. Othen iper logon, kat epipnian Thian, kathiles ton filiaron, ti Dinami tou Pnevmatos. Ierarha Thespesie: Presveve Hristo to Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin Agian Mnimin

To

Edoxasen en Thavmasi, ke en terasi plistis, The


O Kyrios Makarie: engar Thia Synodo, Triada anekirixas, ke nekrous anestisas, to ofin hrisoun irgaso, potamou de to rithron, paradoxis prosevhes, anestilas ke diilthes.

both Rulers and Clergy, at the august Convocation, ingeniously Thou explained the Power of the Trinity in a manner that honoured God. They witnessed Thee proclaiming the single Divinity and Dogmatising clearly that Three are in Essence One. Therefore, by Divine Inspiration Thou brought down the wordy Philosopher, by the Power of the Spirit. O Most Godly Hierarch:

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FESTAL MATINS HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

11.

and St Anthos.

Sou.

Ti afti imera, Mnimi ton...

On

this day we Commemorate our Righteous Father, St Herman of Alask, Enlightener of the Aleuts, who reposed in Peace in 1837; the Holy Hieromartyr, St Juvenal of Alaska, who suffered Holy Martyrdom in 1796; and the Holy Martyr, St Peter the Aleut, who was martyred by the Latins in San Francisco in 1815. Mercy and Save us.

Intercede with Christ our God, that He grant Forgiveness of offences to those who keep, with Faith and Love, Thy Holy Memory.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Amin Here,

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.

Festal Theotokion
Throne Pirimorfe tou Theou! Here, Kori Kathedra Vasiliki! Klini porfirostrote, hrisoporfire Thalame, Hlamis alourgohroe, timalfestaton Temenos, astrapiforon Arma, Lihnia polifote. Here, Theotoke! Dodekatihe Polis, ke Pili hrisilate, ke Pastas aglaomorfe, aglaohrise Trapeza, Theokosmiton Skinoma! Here, Endoxe Nymphi iliostalaket! Here, Moni Pishis mou evprepia!
&
THE

Tes afton Agies presvies, O Theos, eleison By their Holy Intercessions, O God, have
imas.

Hail! O Fiery Throne of our God!

Amin.
O DI 1

Amen
Nativity Kathisma 1 O DE 1

TONE 1

Hristos

Gennate, Doxasate! Hristos ex Ouranon, apantisate! Hristos epi gis, Ipsothite! Asate to Kyrio, pas i gi, ke en evfrosini animnisate, lai, oti Dedoxaste!
3

Christ

is Born: Glorify Him! Christ has descended from Heaven: Receive Him! Christ is on earth: Elevate Him! O all the earth: sing to the Lord! Sing praises in gladness, O ye people, for He has been Glorified!
3

O DI

O DE

To

pro ton eonon, ek Patros Gennithenti arrefstos Iio, ke ep Eshaton ek Parthenou, Sarkothenti asporos, Hristo to Theo Voisomen; O anipsosas to keras imon! Agios i Kyrie!

To

the Son Who was Begotten of the Father without change before all ages, and in the Last Times, without seed, became Flesh of the Virgin: to Christ our God let us cry aloud: Thou hast raised up our horn! Holy art Thou, O Lord!
4

SMALL LITANY ANABATHMI

FESTAL ANTIPHONS

Hail! O Holy Maiden Seat of the King! O Purple covered Bed! O gold and purple bedecked Chamber! O Most Exquisite Temple and porphyry coloured Cloak! O Brightly Shining Lampstand and Lightning bearing Chariot! Hail! O Theotokos! O Twelve-walled City and Gate wrought in gold! O Bridal Chamber most beautiful! O Holy Table of shiny gold! O Dwelling Place adorned by God! Hail! O Glorious Bride my souls Only Majesty!

Festal Prokeimenon St Spyridon

To stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti My


tis kardias mou sinesin. [2]
STIHOS

mouth shall speak Wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, Understanding.[2]

O DI

O DE

Ravdos

ek tis Rizis, Iesse, ke Anthos ex aftis, Hriste, ek tis Parthenou anevlostisas. Ex Orous O enetos, kataskiou daseos, ilthes sarkothis es apirandrou, O ailos ke Theos. Doxa ti Dinami Sou Kyrie!
5

Rod of the Root of Jesse, and Flower that


blossomed from his stem, O Christ, Thou hast sprung from the Virgin. From the Mountain overshadowed by the Forest Thou hast come, made Flesh from her that knew not wedlock, O God Who art not formed from matter. Glory to Thy Power, O Lord!
5

Akousate tafta panta ta Ethni!


TO

VERSE

Hear this, all you Nations!

To stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti


tis kardias mou sinesin.
SMALL LITANY & PRAISES THE PRIEST READS THE GATES [HOLY DOORS] GOD

My

mouth shall speak Wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, Understanding


FROM THE

The Holy Gospel


HOLY
FACING THE

GOSPEL FOR THE FEAST CONGREGATION.


PR IEST

ROYAL

O DI

O DE

Ke

Theos on Irinis, Patrir iktirmon, tis Megalis As


Voulis Sou ton Angelon, Irinin parehomenon, apestilas imin. Othen Theognosias, pros Fos Odigithentes, ek niktos orthrizontes, Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope!
O DI 6 O DE

Thou art God of Peace and Father of Mercies, Thou hast sent to us Thine Angel of Great Counsel, granting us Peace. So are we guided towards the Light of the Knowledge of God, and, watching by night, we Glorify Thee, O Lover of mankind!
6

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

And that He will graciously grant us to hear His Holy Gospel, let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy [3] Wisdom! Arise! Let us listen to

Kyrie Eleison [3] Sofia! Orthi! Akiousomen


Evangeliou

PEO PLE PR IEST

the Holy Gospel.

Irini pasi! Ke to pnevmati sou Ek tou kata I O A N N I N


E V A N G E L I O U to anagnosma...

Peace be with you all.


WE BOW OUR HEAD TO RECEIVE THE PRIESTS BLESSING
PEO PLE

Splaghnon

Ionan emvrion apimesen, enalios thir, ion edexato. Ti Partheno de, enikisas O Logos, ke Sarka lavon, dililithe psilaxas adiafthoron. Is gar ouhipesti pefseos, tin tekousan kateshen apimanton. 10.

The

sea monster spat forth Jonah as it had received him - like a babe from the womb - while the Word, having dwelt in the Virgin and taken Flesh, came forth from Her yet kept Her uncorrupted. For being Himself not subject to decay, He preserved His

AGIOU

PR IEST

the Holy Gospel according to S T J O H N

And with thy spirit The Lesson is from

Proshomen

Let us attend
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FESTAL MATINS HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!


M
AKE

PEO PLE

to Thee!

Glory to Thee, O Lord:


IN GRATITUDE

Glory
AND

Tes

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

tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton.

Through

the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions.

Festal Idiomelon
Sou ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima mou.

TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

The Holy Gospel According to St John 10 : 1 - 9

Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Have mercy upon me, O God, according
to Thy Great Mercy; according to the multitude of Thy Mercies do away mine offences.

To

kero ekino ipen O Kyrios: Amin, amin, lego imin, O mi iserhomenos dia tis Thiras is tin ailin ton Provaton, alla anavenon allahothen, ekinos kelptis esti ke listis. esti ton Provaton. Touto O Thirors anizi, ke ta Provata tis Fonis Aftou akoui, ke aidia Provata kali kat onoma ke exagi afti.

At that time our Lord Jesus said: Most


assuredly, I say to you: he who does not enter the Sheepfold by the Door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. Shepherd of the Sheep. To Him the Doorkeeper opens, and the Sheep hear His Voice; and He calls His own Sheep by name and leads them out.

Pateron

O de iserhomenos dia tis Thiras Piimin But He Who enters by the Door is the

Aglaisma, Spyridon Sofe, ke akrothinion, ti ton Thavmaton Sou Aigli, tis ikoumenis fotizon ta perata, ke tis Ariou lissis katheretis fanis, ton Sotira iketeve, sothine tas pishas imon.
FOR OUR

O Joy and Cream of the Fathers, Spyridon


the Wise: Thou Illumined the four corners of the world with Thy Splendid Miracles, and brought down the madness of Arius: Entreat our Saviour to Save our souls.
TONE 2

PRAYERS

SALVATION

Festal Kontakion St Spyridon -

Ke

otan ta idia Provata ekvali, amprosthen Afton Porevete, ke ta Provata Afto akolouthi, oti idasi tin Fonin Aftou. de ou mi akolouthisosin, alla fevxonte ap aftou, oti ouk idasi ton allotrion tin fonin.

And

when He brings out His own Sheep, He goes before them; and the Sheep follow Him, for they know His Voice. they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers. not understand the things that He spoke to them.

To potho Hristou trothis Ierotate, ton noun Enraptured


pterothis, ti egli tou Pnevmatos, praktiki Theoria, tin praxin evres Theolipte, Thisiastirion Thion genomenos, ETOUMENOS PASI THIAN ELAMPSIN.

Allotrio

Yet

by Love for Christ, O Most Sacred Man, uplifted in mind by the Spirits Irradiance, by active Contemplation, Thou attained Action Inspired by God; having become a Holy Altar, O Spyridon, THOU EARNESTLY PRAY THAT GOD ILLUMINES ALL.

Festal Oikos St Spyridon

Taftin

tin parimian ipen aftis O Isous: Ekini de ou egnosan tina in a elali aftis. oun palin aftis O Iisous: Amin, amin, lego imin oti Ego Imi i Thira ton Provaton. Pantes Osi ilthon pro Emou, klepte isi ke liste. All ou ikousan afton ta Provata. ke

Jesus used this illustration, but they did Then


Jesus said to them again: Most assuredly, I say to you: I Am the Door of the Sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the Sheep did not hear them.

Ton ek kilias igiasmenon Ierarhin Kyriou, Let


anevfimisomen nin Spyridona, ton tis Haritos plakas dexamenon Thias doxis, ke en Thavmasi perivoiton pasi, ke os Thermon ke aftoptin tis Thias ellampseos, os ton peniton prostatin, ke ton amartanonton psihagogon. Outos gar thion to vimati tou Hristou, Ierarhis Pistos anadedikte, ETOUMENOS PASI THIAN ELLAMPSIN.

Ipen

Ego Imi i Thira: di Emou ean tis iselthi, I


Sothisete, ke iselevsete exelefsete, ke nomin evrisi.

Am the Door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be Saved, and will go in and out and find Pasture. to Thee!

us now extol Spyridon, Hierarch of the Lord, who was Sanctified from the womb; who receive the Tablets of Grace and Divine Glory; who was famous to all by his Miracles. He was fervent and an eyewitness of Divine Illumination, a Defender of the poor, and Spiritual Guide for sinnes. He proved to be a Faithful Hierarch, offering Sacrifices at the Altar of Christ, and HE EARNESTLY PRAYS THAT GOD ILLUMINE ALL. the 12th day of this month we Commemorate our Righteous Father, St Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop of Trimythous, Cyprus. Martyr, St Synetos of Rome.

Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!


PSALM 50/51 (REPENTANCE)

PEO PL E

Glory to Thee, O Lord:

Synaxarion 12 December

Glory

Ti

IB tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros imon ke Thamatourgou Spyridonos. afti imera, Mnmi tou Agiou Martyros Sinetou. afti imera, Mnmi tou Agiou Patros imon Alexandrou Arhiepiskopou Ierosolimon, tou Ieromartyros. afti imera, Mnimi ton Osion Pateron imon Amonatha ke Anthou.

On

Intercessory Hymns for

Divine Mercy

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati Tes


I E R A R H O U Presvies, Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton.
TOU

Glory

to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Ti Ti

On this day we Commemorate the Holy On


this day we Commemorate our Father among the Saints: St Alexander the Hieromartyr, Archbishop of Jerusalem. this day we Commemorate our Righteous Fathers, St Amonathas 9.

Through

the Intercessions of T H E H I E R A R C H , O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. Amin


8.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. Amen

Ti

On

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER