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Matins Hymns
25 January

St Gregory the Theologian
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Festal Stihera- St Gregory Theologian

- TONE

1

Tin liran tou Pnevmatos, to ton ereseon With
Theristron, ke Orthodoxon idisma, ton defteron Epistithiaon, ton tou Logou autoptin, tis dogmasi genomenon, ton Sofon Arhipimena, tis Ekklisias ta Theremmata, Thologikis imnis prosipomen. Si i O Pimin O Kalos, O dous seafton Grigorie, os O Didaskalos Hristos, iper imon, ke Sin Pavlo horevis, ke presvies iper ton psihon imon.

Ke

Amin

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

Theological Hymns, let us extol the Harp of the Spirit, the Destroyer of heresies, the Delight of the Orthodox, the secon Bosom Theologian, who became an eyewitness of the Logos by his Dogmas, the Wise Archpastor of the Church’s Flock; and to him let us say: ‘Thou art the Good Shepherd, O Gregory, who gave Thyself for us, as did Christ the Teach; and Thou stand in chorus now with Paul, and Thou Intercede on our behalf of our souls.

Amen

and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Theotokion Thou accepts the Petitions of sinners and do not ignore the sighs of the afflicted, O All Holy Virgin, Intercede with Him Who came from Thine Undefiled Body, and Entreat Him to Save us.
TONE 1

>Amartolon tas deisis prosdehomeni, ke > Since
thlivomenon stenagmon mi parorosa, presveve to ex agnon lagonon Sou, sothine imas Panagia Parthene.
THE GR
EAT

D

OXOLOGY

Festal Apolytikion – St Gregory the Theologian –

O

Pimenikos avlos tis Thelogias Sou, tas ton ritoron enikise salpingas, os gar ta vathi tou Pnevmatos ekzitisanti, ke ta kalli tou fthegmatos prosetethi Si. Alla presveve Hristo to Theo, Pater Grigorie, sothine tas psihas imon.

The

Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology overpowered the trumpets of the orators; for as Thou delved into the depths of the Spirit, so Thou were Endowed with the Power of Eloquence. Father Gregory, Intercede with Christ God, to Save our souls.

THE DIVINE LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BEGINS IMMEDIATELY

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FESTAL MATINS HYMNS – ST GREGORY THE THEO

LOGIA N

– 25 JANUARY

15.

O

Theologos O Defteron ke Mystis, tis Thias ellampseos, O tis Triados fedros, ipografefs O tin arriton, ke Thian fisin, iperfios didaskon Grigorie, ke nin tilavgesteron epapolavon Theou, ton Se timonton mnimoeve. Ke ipermahi, tis Ekklisias, in sinekrotisas. Sou gar O fthongos epi panta, tis ikoumenis diilthe ta perata, ekdidaskon Doxazin, tin Triada Omoousion.

Mystic

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Geoponisas
Afton en hordes ke organo.

Enite

Praise

art Thou of Divine Illumination, and the second Theologian, and the Trinity’s Bright Secretary, O Gregory, as one who teaches on the Divine Nature and ineffable. So as Thou more clearly now enjoy being with God, remember us all who honour Thee, and be our Champion in the Defence of the Church Thou organised. For as the Scripture states, Thy voice and words have gone forth to the ends of the Universe, teaching all to give Glory to the Consubstantial Trinity. Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. Eloquent Father, when Thou planted with Thy Tongue the Godly Seed in furrows of the heart, then to the complement of the Church Thou brought the Harvest of the sublime and richest Theology. With the Spirit’s Fire, from the Church Thou burntaway the thorny weeds of the heresies; and Thou were bred on the Highest Love for Divine Philosophy, Father of Fathers, and the Pastor of Pastors, Bright Star of Priests, and the Pride and Joy of the world, and the Glory of the Faithful, Blessed Gregory.

St Gregory the Theologian of Constantinople
St Gregory the Theologian is also known as ‘St Gregory of Nazianzos’ (although that title more appropriately refers to his Father) and ‘St Gregory the Younger.’ He was a great Holy Father and Teacher of the Church who is Commemorated on 25 January, on 19 January – Translation of His Holy Relics – and on 30 January, together with St Basil the Great and St John Chrysostom, being one of ‘The Three Holy Hierarchs.’ St Gregory is also known as one of ‘the Cappadocian Fathers’ – one of our Holy Fathers of Cappadocia, which produced so many of our wonderful Spiritual Fathers and Saints. He was born in 329 in Arianzos, a village of the second district of Cappadocia, not far from Nazianzos. His Father was St Gregory, Bishop of Nazianzos, and his mother, was St Nonna. His siblings were St Caesarios and his sister was St Gorgonia. St Gregory studied in Caesarea, Palestine, in Alexandria, and, finally, in Athens. While sailing from Alexandria to Athens, a violent storm threatened not only his Life but also his Eternal Salvation, since he had not yet been Baptised. With tears and Fervent Prayers he besought God to spare him, vowing to dedicate himself, body and soul, to His Faithful, Holy Service. Suddenly the terrifying the tempest gave way to calm and they all arrived safely at their destination. At Athens St Gregory was later joined by St Basil the Great, whom he already knew, but now their acquaintanceship grew into a lifelong Brotherly Love and mutual respect. Another fellow student of theirs in Athens was the young Prince Julian, who later as Emperor became known as ‘Julian the Apostate’ because he denied Christ – he renounced his Christian Faith - and did everything in his power to restore paganism. Even in Athens, before Julian the Apostate had thrown off his mask of piety, St Gregory saw what an unsettled mind he had, and commented: "What an evil the Roman State is nourishing." After their studies at Athens, St Gregory and St Basil became fellow Ascetics, living the Monastic Life for a time in the Hermitages of Pontos, until St Gregory’s Father asked him to return to Cappadocia where he was then ordained as Presbyter of the Church of Nazianzos. Thereafter St Basil consecrated him Bishop of Sasima (or Zansima), which was in the Archdiocese of Caesarea. St Gregory’s Consecration was a source of great sorrow to him and caused a sad misunderstanding between him and St Basil, which was never resolved. However, St Gregory’s Love and deep respect for St Basil remained unchanged, which was clearly evident from his ‘Funeral Oration on Saint Basil.’ About the year 379, St Gregory came to the assistance of the Church of Constantinople, which had already been troubled for forty years by the heretical Arians – and by his supremely wise words and many Labours he freed Her from the corruption of heresy. He was elected Archbishop of Constantinople by the Second Ecumenical Council, which had assembled there in 381 and which had condemned Macedonios, Archbishop of Constantinople, as an enemy of the Holy Spirit. When St Gregory went to Constantinople, the Arians had taken possession of all the churches, so he was forced to serve in a home Chapel that was dedicated to St Anastasia the Holy Martyr. From there he began to preach his famous five Sermons on the Holy Trinity, which are known as ‘the Triadica.’ When he left Constantinople two years later, the heretical Arians did not have one church left to them in the city. St Meletios of Antioch, who had presided over the Second Ecumenical Council had Reposed during the course of it, so St Gregory was chosen to replace him - and he distinguished himself in his Expositions of Dogmatic Theology. Having governed the Church until 382, he delivered his farewell speech – his ‘Syntacterion’ in which he explained the Divinity of God the Son to 150 Bishops and the Emperor, Theodosios the Great. He also requested and unanimously received permission to retire from the See of Constantinople.
FESTAL MATINS HYMNS – ST GREGORY THE THEO
LOGIA N

ti glossi Theigore, kardias tes avlaxi sporon ton entheon, Thelogias eploutisas, tis anotato, tis Ekklisias apan to pliroma, entevthen zizania piri tou Pnevmatos, ta ton ereseon eflexas, Filosofias, tis Theikis trefomenos eroti, Pater Pateron, ke Pimin Pimenon ke Doxa Piston, Iereon Fostir, Ikoumenis to kleos, pammakariste Grigorie.

Divinely

Enite To

Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. tis Sofias kratiri prospelasas, to Timion Stoma Sou, Pater Grigorie, Theologias exintlisas to Thion nama, ke tis Pistis afthonos metedokas, ereson efraxas rount ton psiholethron, ton vlasfimias anameston, os kivernitin, evre ke gar Se Pnevma to Agion, aposovounta ke elavnonta, os anemon pnoas, dissevon tas ormas, en Monadi ousias, tin Triada katangellonta.

Praise To

Him with tuneful cymbals; praise Him with loud cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. the proverbial mixing bowl of Wisdom Thou put Thy Most Precious Mouth, O Father Gregory. Having imbibed its Most Sacred Drink, to the Believer Thou hast imparted sublime Theology. And Thou stemmed the soul-corrupting course of heresies, for it was brimming with blasphemies. The Holy Spirit indeed found Thee as the Pilot of the Ship, scarring away and driving back assaults of the impious as if but gusts of wind; for in Monad of Essence Thou proclaimed the Holy Trinity.

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

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

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– 25 JANUARY

3.

St Gregory finally returned to Nazianzos, where he remained for the rest of his life, Reposing in the Lord in 391, at the age of approximately sixty-two years. His extant writings, both prose and poems in every type of meter, demonstrate his lofty eloquence and his wondrous breadth of learning. In the beauty of his writings, St Gregory the Theology, is considered to have surpassed the Greek writers of antiquity, and because of his God-inspired Theological thought, he received the surname "Theologian." Although he is sometimes called ‘Gregory of Nazianzos,’ this title belongs properly to his father, while he himself is known by the Church only as ‘St Gregory the Theologian.’ Furthmore, St Gregory is especially called "Trinitarian Theologian," since in virtually every Homily he delivered, he referred to the Holy Trinity and the one Essence and Nature of the Divine Godhead. Hence, Alexios Anthoros dedicated the following verses to St Gregory the Theologian: Like an unwandering Star beaming with splendour, Thou bringest us by Mystic Teachings, O Father, To the Trinity's sunlike Illumination, O mouth breathing with Fire, O Gregory most mighty. May his memory be Eternal, and may St Gregory the Theologian ceaselessly Intercede with Christ our Saviour for the Eternal Salvation of our soul.

Mytirion, ahtlous te ton Agion, ke viou erritorefsas, o Grigorie Makar. Ke nin Theos, en methexi pelon ti pros to Thion, sozis kame ke dehio, ses skines Theologe.

of the Mysteries of the Lord Christ. Thou delivered orations on the Saints’ Lives and Martyrdoms, O Gregory Thrice-Blessed. Now, being godlike by participation in God, I pray Thee: Save me an take me into Thy Dwellings, O Theologian.

Theotokion

Meta

tis Theomitors, ke Parthenou Marias, ke Vasiliou Pnasofe, parestos tou Megalou, ti aprosito Triadi, tin irinin to kosmo, to Vasili ta tropea, ke imin sotirian, presveve nin, tis anevfimousi Se Theologe, Arhirev Grigorie, Ritor tis Ekklisias.

Standing

with Her who bore our God, Mary, the Holy Virgin, before the unapproachable Trinity, there with Basil the Great art Thou, O All Wise One. Together Intercede now for lasting Peace throughout the world Victories to our Rulers; whereas for us who extol Thee, Gregory the Theologian, Orator of the Church of Christ, may we obtain Salvation.

Lauds: The Praises to God - Psalm 148

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ALL CR EATION PRAISES T HE LORD OUR GOD

Enite

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

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him, – TONE
4

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

Festal Stihera- St Gregory Theologian
LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!

Enite

Diatemon

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou. Ton tou grammatos Si gnofon, isedis to pnevmati pros Fos iperteron, ke tin ekithen dexamenos fotohisian, Thelogoias pantas eploutiss, Grigorie pansofe, tis Ekklisias Fostir. Tes astrapes de ton Logon Sou, skotodi nefi, ta ton ereseon apemiosas. Othen avlizi entha ihos, eortazonton Angelis sinomilos, iketevon apafstos tou sothine tas psihas imon.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; When

praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty.

Enite

Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Afton en psaltirio ke kithara .

Praise

Thou had cut through the dark cloud of the letter, in spirit Thou penetrated to the Highest Light. There was the Heavenly Radiance; hence Thou received it, and with Theology Thou enriched us all; O Gregory, the Luminary of the Church of Christ. And by Thy Discourses Blinding Light, Thou dissipated the darkened clouds of impious heresies. Henceforth, Thou dwell in Angels’ company, where the sound is of those keeping Festival; and Thou pray without ceasing to the Lord that He will Save our souls. Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp.

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FESTAL MATINS HYMNS – ST GREGORY THE THEO

LOGIA N

– 25 JANUARY

13.

ODI 6

Evoise Si, idon O Presvis, tis ofthalmis to The
Sotirion, O lais epesti. Hriste:, Si Theos mou.
ODI 7

ODE 6

Psalm 117 /118

Ek Theou

ODE 7

Elder, having seen with his eyes the Salvation that has come to the people, cried aloud to Thee: “O Christ Who comes from God: Thou art my God. ”

Theos
STIHOS

PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

Se

ton en piri drosisanta, Pedas theologisants, ke parthenon akirato enikisanta, Theon Logon imnoumen, efsevos melodountes. Evlogitos O Theos, O ton Pateron imon.

O Word of God Who in the midst of the
Fire hast dropped Dew upon the Children as they discoursed on things Divine, and who hast taken up Thy dwelling in the Pure Virgin: Thee do we praise as with piety we sing: “O God of our Fathers, Blessed art Thou!”

Theos
STIHOS

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

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!
VE RSE 1: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

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

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
VE RSE

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

ODI 8

>Enoumen, Astekto

ODE 8

Evlogoumen Proskinoumen ton Kyrion

ke

>We Praise, we Bless and we Worship Standing
the Lord! together in the unbearable fire yet not harmed by the flame, the Children, Champions of Godliness, sang a Divine Hymn: O All you Works of the Lord: Bless the Lord and exalt Him above all forever!

Theos
STIHOS

piri enothentes, i theosevias proestotes Neanei. Ti flogi de mi lovithentes, thion imnon emelpon. Evlogiete panta ta Erga ton Kyrion, ke iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas!
FICAT 

Theos

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

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
VE RSE

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

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

MAGNI

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to

3 : This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

Katavasia of the 9th Ode – of the Presentation

Festal Apolytikion – St Gregory Theologian

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

Theotoke,

i Elpis panton ton Hristianon, Skepe, Frouri, Filatte tous Elpizontas is Se Nomo Skia ke grammati, tipon katidomen i Pisti. Pan arsen, to tin mitran dianigon, Agion Theo. Dio Prototokon Logon Patros Anarhou Iion, Prototokoumenon Mitri, epirandro, Megalinomen.

O

En

In the Shadow and the letter of the Law,
let us, the Faithful, discern a figure: every male child who opens the womb shall be Sanctified to God. Therefore, we Magnify the First Born Word and Son of the Father Without Beginning, the First Born Child of a Mother who had not known man.
TONE 2

Virgin Theotokos, Thou Hope of all Christians, Protect, Watch over and Guard all those who put their Hope in Thee.

O

Pimenikos Avlos tis Theologias Sou, tas ton ritoron enikise salpingas, os gar ta vathi tou Pnevmatos ekzitisanti, ke ta kalli tou fthegmatos prsetethi Si. Alla presveve Hristo to Theo, Pater Grigories, sothine tas psihas imon.

The

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati O
Pimenikos Avlos tis Theologias Sou, tas ton ritoron enikise salpingas, os gar ta vathi tou Pnevmatos ekzitisanti, ke ta kalli tou fthegmatos prsetethi Si. Alla presveve Hristo to Theo, Pater Grigories, sothine tas psihas imon. nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, The
and to the Holy Spirit

Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology overpowered the trumpets of the orators; for as Thou delved inot the depths of the Spirit, so Thou were endowed with the Power of Eloquence. O Father Gregory: Intercede with Christ God to Save our souls!

SMALL LITANY & PRAISES T O G OD 

Festal Exaposteilarion – St Gregory the Theologian -

Monada Trisipostaton, ke Triada telian, Thou
en mia ti Theotiti Pnasofe Theloge, edidaxas proskinisthe, Fos ipon ton Patera, ke ton Iion Fos Avthis te Fos to Agion Pnevma, alla en Fos, ameres asighiton, is Theos gar, tranon to Omoousion, O Grigorie Makar.

Ipsigoria

hromenos, son dogmaton pansofos, tranos etheologimsas, to aporriton vathos, ton tou Hristou

Thou

taught that we should all adore the Tri-Hypostatic Monad, which is Perfect Trinity, in Divinity Single, O Most Wise Theologian, saying: Ligh is the Father, Light is the Son and Light again is the All Holy Sp[irit, and yet one Light, Undivided, Unconfused; for God is One. Thus Thou proclaimed, O Gregory, the Omoousian Doctrine. employed Thy grandiloquence of Thy Dogmas most wisely to publicly Theologise about the secret depths

Ke

Amin Tou

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

Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology overpowered the trumpets of the orators; for as Thou delved inot the depths of the Spirit, so Thou were endowed with the Power of Eloquence. O Father Gregory: Intercede with Christ God to Save our souls!

Theotokion
Gavriil fthegxamenou Si Parthene to Here, Sin ti foni esarkouto O ton olon Despotis, en Si ti Agia kivoto, os efi O dikeos David, edihyhis Platitera Gabriel uttered ‘Hail’ to Thee, O Virgin, then with the Voice the Lord of all became Incarnate in Thee Whom the Holy Ark of old
LOGIA N

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FESTAL MATINS HYMNS – ST GREGORY THE THEO

– 25 JANUARY

5.

ton Ouranon, vastasasa ton Ktistin Sou. >Doxa to enikisanti en Si! >Doxa to proelthonti ek Sou! >Doxa to eleftherosanti imas dia tou Tokou Sou!
SMAL
L

LITAN

Y

Ô

prefigured, as Righteous David said. Thou carried Thy Creator and proved to be more spacious than the Heavens. > Glory to Him Who dwelt inside Thee! > Glory to Him Who came forth from Thee! > Glory to Him Who through Thy Childbirth has set us free!
TONE 3

Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti

afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros imon Poupliou. afti imera, Mnimi Mnimi tou Osiou Patros imon Mari. afti imera, i Agia Medouli, tisinodia aftis, piri telioute. sin

On On

this day, we Commemorate our Righteous Father, St Publios of Syria. this day we Commemorate our Righteous Father, St Mares of Syria. day, St Medula and those with her were Perfected in Holy Martyrdom by fire. this day we Commemorate our Righteous Father, St Demetrios the Sacristan.

On this On On

First Festal Kathismata St Gregory –

Thian

ellampsin kekliromenos, vion ailon exiskimenos, omonimo ieratia dieprepsas. Iperfios gar tranosas ta dogmata, orthodoxia tin Pistin estirixas, Pater Osie, Hriston ton Theon iketeve, dorisasthe imin to Mega Eleos.

Thou received Divine Illumination, and
Thou lived a Life transcending matter. Thy career in the Priesthood conformed to Thy name. For by expertly explaining the Church’s Dogmas Thou fortified the Divine Faith with Orthodoxy. O Devout Father, pray to Christ our God, Entreating Him to grant us His Great Mercy.

afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros imon Dimitriou tou Skevofilakos. afti imera, O Osios Apollos en Irini telioute. afton Agiis eleison imas. presvies, O Theos,

Tes

By their Holy Intercessions, O God, have Amen
Mercy on us.

this day our Righteous Father, St Apollo of Egypt reposed in Peace.

Amin
ODI 1

Katavasia of the Meeting/Presentation
15 JANUA
RY

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Thian
ellampsin kekliromenos, vion ailon exiskimenos, omonimo ieratia dieprepsas. Iperfios gar tranosas ta dogmata, orthodoxia tin Pistin estirixas, Pater Osie, Hriston ton Theon iketeve, dorisasthe imin to Mega Eleos.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Thou
and to the Holy Spirit

UNTI

L

T

HE

Ke

Amin Thias

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

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

received Divine Illumination, and Thou lived a Life transcending matter. Thy career in the Priesthood conformed to Thy name. For by expertly explaining the Church’s Dogmas Thou fortified the Divine Faith with Orthodoxy. O Devout Father, pray to Christ our God, Entreating Him to grant us His Great Mercy.

Herson

APODOSIS/L ODE 1

– TONE

3

EAVETAKIN G

avissotokon, pedon ilios, epepolefse pote. Osi tihos gar epagi, ekaterothen idor, lao pezopontoporounti, ke thearestos melponti. Asomen to Kyrou. Endoxos gar Dedoxaste.

The sun once shone with its rays upon
dry land in the midst of the deep. For the water on both sides became firm as a wall while the people crossed the sea on foot, offering this song acceptable to God: Let us sing to the Lord, for He has been greatly Glorified!

ODI 3

To

ODE 3

stereoma, ton epi si pepithoton, stereoson Kyrie tin Ekklisian, in ektiso, to timio sou Emati.

O

Theotokion
fiseos ouk ehoristhi, sarx genomenos en ti Gastri Sou, alla Theos enanthropisas memeniken, O meta Tokon Mitera Parthenon Se, os pro to Tokou filaxas panamomon, Monos Kyrios. Afton ektenos iketeve, dorisasthe imin to Mega Eleos. the Only Lord became Incarnate in Thy Womb, He was not separated from His Divine Nature, but remained God Who has assumed human nature, and after Birth, He kept Thee, His Mother, Virgin - All Blameless and Pure - as before His Birth. To Him now fervently pray – Entreating Him to grant us His Great Mercy.
1

ODI 4

Ekalipsen

ODE 4

Lord, the firm foundation of those who put their trust in Thee, do Thou confirm the Church, which Thou hast purchased with Thy Precious Blood. Virtue, O Christ, has covered the Heavens, for proceeding forth from the Ark of Thy Sanctification, from Thine undefiled Mother, Thou hast appeared in the Temple of Thy Glory as an Infant in arms, and the whole world has been filled with Thy praise.

Ouranous, i Areti Sou Hriste. Tis kivotou gar Proelthon, tou Agiasmatos Sou, tis afthorou Mitros, en to Nao tis Doxis Sou, ofthis os vrefos agkaloforoumenos, ke eplirothi ta panta, tis Sis Eneseos.

Thy

ODI 5

ODE 5

Os

Second Festal Kathisma – St Gregory the Theologian
TO
NE

(5) P

LAGAL

Grigorisas

to Logo tis Alithias Hristou, tis Triados to kratos etheologisas. Tin Ariou dissevi ke paranomon, kakodoxian kathelon, os evsevias

O

Gregory, watchful concerning the Word of Truth of Christ, Thou Theologised well on the Trinity’s Might. As Champion and Chief of

iden Isaes simvolikos, en Throno epirmeno Theon, ip Angelon Doxis Doriforoumenon, O talas! Evoa, ego! Pro gar idon Somatoumenon Theon. Fotos anesperou, ke Irinis Desponzonta

In

a figure Isaiah saw God upon a Throne, lifted up on high and borne in triumph by Angels of Glory; and he cried: “Woe is me! For I have seen beforehand God made Flesh, Lord of the Light that knows no evening and King of Peace.”

6. F E S T A L M A T I N S H Y M N S – S T G R E G O R Y T H E T H E O L O G I A N – 2 5 J A N U A R Y

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS – ST GREGORY THE THEO

LOGIA N

– 25 JANUARY

11.

Amin >Tes

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

Amen >Through

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

aristefs, ke promahos Ierarha, efotisas tous en skoti, tis agnosias kathevdontas.

Festal Idiomelon – St Gregory the Theologian
TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Grigorisas
to Logo tis Alithias Hristou, tis Triados to kratos etheologisas. Tin Ariou dissevi ke paranomon, kakodoxian kathelon, os evsevias aristefs, ke promahos Ierarha, efotisas tous en skoti, tis agnosias kathevdontas.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, O
and to the Holy Spirit

Right Belief Thou destroyed the lawless and impious heresy of Arius. O Holy Hierarch Gregory: Thou Illumined those who slept in the darkness of ignorance.

Eleison

Osie Trismakar, Agiotate Pater, O Pimin O
O Kalos, ke tou Arhipimenos Hristou Mathitis, O tithis tin psihin iper ton Provaton. Aftos ke nin Panevfime, Theologe Grigorie, aitise presvies Sou, dorithine imin to Mega Eleos.
PRAY
ERS OF

me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima mou.

Have

mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy Great Mercy; according to the multitude of Thy Mercies do away mine offences. Devout, Thrice-Blessed, All Holy Father, Good Shepherd, and Disciple of Christ the Chief Shepherd: Thou laid down Thy life for the Sheep. O All Lauded Gregory the Theologian, pray for us that by Thy Intercessions our Lord will grant us His Great Mercy.
TONE 3

Ke

S

ALVATION

Amin. Tis

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

Gregory, watchful concerning the Word of Truth of Christ, Thou Theologised well on the Trinity’s Might. As Champion and Chief of Right Belief Thou destroyed the lawless and impious heresy of Arius. O Holy Hierarch Gregory: Thou Illumined those who slept in the darkness of ignorance.

Amen Cure

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Festal Kontakion – St Gregory the Theologian -

Theotokion
psihis mou ta pathi ta poliodina, ke sarkos mou tas nosous en tahi iase, tas tou noos mou ektropas, stison Panamome. Ke en galini logismon, evhas prosferin katharas, to Vasili ton apanton, axioson Theotoke, ke exetisthe ptesmaton afesin. the onerous passions that plague my wretched soul, O All Pure One, and heal every ailment of my flesh. Arrest the straying of my mind, O All Blameless One. And grant that I – with quiet thoughts – may offer to the King of all Pure and Acceptable Prayers, O Virgin Theotoks, and may request from God forgiveness of sins.
4

Theologo

Glotti Sou, tas simplokas ton ritoron, dialisas endoxe, Orthodoxias hitona, anothen exifanthenta tin Ekklisian, estolisas. On ke forousa, sin imin krazi, tis sis teknis. Heris Pater, Theologias O NOUS O AKROTATOS.

With

Thy Theologic Tongue having unravelled the weavings of the rhetors, Thou adorned the Church of Christ with the Garment woven from Above with Orthodox Dogmas. Having donned it, the Church, with us, Thy descendents, cries out: Rejoice, O Glorious Father! Thou art THE UTMOST THEOLOGICAL MIND.!

Festal Ikos – St Gregory the Theologian

Third Festal Kathisma – St Gregory the Theologian
TO
NE

Ek

tis Theologikis ke ipsilis sofias Sou emplison mou ton Noun, ton ptohon ke taleporon, opos animniso ton vion Sou Pater. Ou gar ishiso logon prosaxe Si, Imi Si parashis Mi Logon ke Gnosin, ishin ke sinesin, opos ek ton son ta Sa prose.fero Si, ke ek tou ploutou ton areton Sou, ekithen eho aformas, ke stefanoso tin septin ke Agian korifin Sou, sin tis Pistis anakrazon. Heris Pater, Theologias O NOUS O AKROTATOS.

Fill

my mind, poor and wretched, with Thy Theological and Lofty Wisdom, so that I may extol Thy Life, O Father. For I will not be able to offer Thee a word, unless Thou grant me Eloquence and Knowledge, Ability and Understanding, so that I may offer Thee ‘Thine own of Thine own,’ and from the Wealth of Thy Virtues, I may have the wherewithal to Crown Thy Divine and Holy Head, and with the Faithful cry out: Rejoice! O Glorious Father: Thou art THE UTMOST THEOLOGICAL MIND! the 25th day of this month we Commemorate our Father among the Saints, St Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople.

(8) P

LAGAL

Stilitevon

tin planin ton dissevon, tas Grafas dianigon Theoprepos, exepempsas dogmata, iper meli idinonta, ton Piston tas kardias safos axiagaste, ti Triadi latrevin en Monadi Theotitos. Othern tou Sotiros tin morfin en ikoni proestisas aspazesthe, ehetikos to anthropinon. Theloge Grigorie, presveve Hristo to Theo, ton ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin Agian Mnimin Sou.

Thou

Synaxarion – 25 January

Ti

KE’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou en Agiis Patros imon Grigoriou
Arhiepiskopou Konstantinoupoleos

On

> 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

exposed the delusion of those who erred and expounded the Scriptures most Piously, O Hierarch worthy of admiration, transmitting thus Dogmas sweeter than honey, delighting Believers’ hearts, teaching all to adore the One Godhead in Trinity. Hence Thou advocated that the Form of the Saviour in Icons – His Humanty – receive relative worship. O Theologian Gregory: Intercede with Christ our God, that He grant forgiveness of offences to those who with yearning, observe Thy Holy Memory.

tou

Theologou.

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

10. F E S T A L M A T I N S H Y M N S – S T G R E G O R Y T H E T H E O L O G I A N – 2 5 J A N U A R Y

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS – ST GREGORY THE THEO

LOGIA N

– 25 JANUARY

7.

Theotokion

Holy Gospel According to St John 10: 1 – 9
OUR LORD JESU S CHRIST IS OUR ONL Y PROTECTOR , GUID E & TEA CH ER. ONLY THROUGH HIM CAN W E ENTER ETERNAL LIF E

Defte

panta ta Ethni Theoprepos, tin Mitera tou Panton Dimiourgou, imnisomen legontes. Here Throne pirimorfe, tou ton olon despozontos, Iisou tou Pantanaktos. Here, Moni Kyria tou Kosmou Panahrante! Here, to Doxion tis Agias Triados, Patros, Iiou ke Pnevmatos, to lampron ke akiraton! Mariam Aiparthene, Theotoke panimnite, Here Pnasemne Nimfi iliostoliste! Here Panton Hara ton imnounton Se!
LITANY & F
ESTAL

Come,

SMALL 

ANTIPHON

S

all Nations, and uttering Godly Words to the Mother of Him Who created all, let us offer Hymns of Praise. O Rejoice, as the Fiery Throne of the One Who is Lord of all – yes! Of Jesus the King of all! O Rejoice, Only Lady of the world – All Immaculate! Ever Virgin Mary, and All Praised Theotokos: Rejoice! For Thou are the bright, wholly Undefiled Vessel of the Holy Trinity: Father, Sonand Holy Spirit – our God. Rejoice, O Decorous Bride adorned with the sun! O Rejoice, the Joy of all who sing Thy Praise!

Ipen

O Kyrios: “Ego Imi i Thira: di Emou ean tis iselthi Sothisete ke iselefsete ke exelefsete ke nomin evrisi.

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.

“Ego ilthon ina perisson ehosin.

“O kleptis ouk erhete i mi ina klepsi ke thisi ke apolesi. Zoin ehosin ke

“Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos: “O Pimin O Kalos tin Psihin Aftou tithisin iper ton Provaton.

“I Am come so that they might have Life, and so that they might have it more abundantly. “I Am the Good Shepherd. “The Good Shepherd gives His Life for the Sheep.

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

F e s t a l P r o k e i m e n o n – St Gr e g o r y t he Th e o l o gi an

To stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti My
tis kardias mou sinesin. (2)
STIHOS:

To stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti My
tis kardias mou sinesin.
SMALL LITANY & ALMIGHTY GOD  P
RAISES T O

Akousate tafta panta ta Ethni. Enotisasthe pantes i katikountes tin ikoumenin.

mouth shall speak Wisdom, and the meditation of my heart, Understanding. (2)

VERSE:

Hear this, all you Nations. Hearken, all you inhabitants of the world.

“Ke O likos arpazi afta ke skorpizi.

“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. “And the wolf catches scatters the sheep. them, and

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

“Oti misthotos estin ke ou meli afto peri ton provaton. “Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos, ke ginosko ta Ema ke ginoskousi me ta Ema. “Kathos ginoski me O Patir kago ginosko ton Patera. Ke tin psihin mou tithmi iper ton provaton.

Ke

The Holy Gospel According to St John 10: 1 - 9
iper tou kataxiothine imas tis akroaseos tou Agiou Evangeliou Kyriou ton Theon imon iketevsomen. tou Agiou
PR IEST

“I Am the Good Shepherd, and know My Sheep, and Am known by My own. “As the Father knows Me even so know I the Father; and I lay down My Life for the Sheep.

“For the hireling flees, because he is a hireling, and does not care for the Sheep.

Kyrie Eleison [3] Sofia! Orthi! Akiousomen Irini pasi!
Evangeliou

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

And

PE OP LE PR IEST

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

Peace be with you all.
PE OP LE

the Holy Gospel.

“Ke alla Provata Ego a ouk estin ek tis ailis taftis. Kakina di me agagin, ke tis Fonis Mou akousousin, ke genisonte Mia Pimi, is Pimin.

> Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!
PSAL
M

“And other Sheep I have that are not of this Fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My Voice; and there will be one Flock and one Shepherd.”

PEOPLE

>Glory to Thee, O Lord:

Glory to

WE BOW OUR HEADS TO RECEIVE THE PRIEST’S BLESSING

Ke to pnevmati sou Ek tou kata I O A N N I N A G I O U Proshomen > Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!
MAK
E THE

EVANG ELI OU

to

PR IEST

And with thy spirit The Lesson is from
ST JOHN

50 

Thee!

the Holy

anagnosma...

Let us attend P E O P L E >Glory to Thee, O Lord:
to Thee!
SS

Gospel according to

> Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati >Tes
Ke

Hymns of

Divine Mercy

> Glory to the >Through

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

Glory

SI

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OF

T HE

CRO

BEFORE

& &

BOW TO

G

OD

IN

GRATIT UDE AND

WORSHIP

IERARHON presvies, eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton.

AFT ER T HE

HOLY GOSPEL

the intercessions of THE HOLY HIERARCH , O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions.

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
LOGIA N

8. F E S T A L M A T I N S H Y M N S – S T G R E G O R Y T H E T H E O L O G I A N – 2 5 J A N U A R Y

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS – ST GREGORY THE THEO

– 25 JANUARY

9.

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