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Forefeast of the Nativity


Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns & Readings
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St Spyridon of Trimythous
St Spyridon of Trimythous 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 poor, needy and destitute neighbours for which our
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 Trimythous, and even
then he did not alter his manner of life, but combined his physical
and Spiritual Shepherding with innumerable Deeds of Charity.
St Spyridon participated in the First Ecumenical Council in 325, and
disputed against a Greek Philosopher who defended the Arian
heresy.
The simple sincerity and power of St Spyridons speech showed
everyone the insignificance of human concepts before Gods Eternal
Wisdom: Listen, Philosopher, to what I tell you: there is one God
Who created man from sand.
sand. He has ordered all things, both
visible and invisible, by His Word and His Spirit.
Spirit
The
The Word is the Son of God,
God Who came down upon the Earth on
account of our sins. He was born of a Virgin,
Virgin He lived among men,
and He suffered and died for our Salvation,
Salvation, and then He arose
from the dead, and He has Resurrected the human race with Him.
Him
We believe that He is One in Essence (Consubstantial)
(Consubstantial) with the
Father, and Equal to Him in Authority and Honour.
Honour
We believe this without any sly rationalizations, for it is impossible to
grasp this Mystery by human reason.
As a result of their debate, 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,
Power, and no one can refute them, since
it is impossible for man to oppose God.
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FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

19.

THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING


CHRIST

IS THE

DOOR &

THE

TO

ST JOHN 10: 9 16

GOOD SHEPHERD

Ek tou kata Ioannin Agiou Evangeliou to The


anagnosma.

Proshomen!
Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!

Reading is from the Holy Gospel


according to St John

Let us attend!
Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to Thee!

To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios:


At that time, our Lord said:
Ego Imi i Thira.
I Am the Door.
Di emou ean tis iselthi, Sothisete, ke If anyone enters by Me,
iselefsete, ke exelefsete, ke nomin
evrisi.

he will be
Saved, and will go in and will go
out, and will find Pasture.

O Kleptis ouk erhete, imi ina klepsi,


ke thisi, ke apolesi.

The Thief does not come, except to


steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

Ego ilthon, in Zoin ehosi - ke perisson


ehosin.

I have come that they may have Life and more abundantly.

Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos.

I Am the Good Shepherd.

O Pimin O Kalos tin Psihin Aftou


tithisin iper ton Provaton.

The Good Shepherd gives His Life for


the Sheep.

O Misthotos de - ke ouk on Pimin, ou


ouk isi ta Provata idia - theory ton
Likon erhomenon, ke afiisi ta
Provata ke fevgi.

The Hireling - who is not the


Shepherd, who does not own the
Sheep - sees the Wolf coming, and
leaves the Sheep, and flees.

Ke O Likos arpazi afta, ke skorpizi ta


Provata.

And the Wolf catches, and scatters


the Sheep.

O de misthotos fevgi, oti misthotos


esti, ke ou meli afto peri ton
Provaton.

The Hireling flees, for he is a


hireling, and does not care about
the Sheep.

Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos, ke ginosko


ta Ema, ke ginoskome ipo ton
Emon.

I Am the Good Shepherd, and I know


Mine, and Am known by Mine.

Kathos ginoski Me O Patir, kago


ginosko ton Pater.

As the Father knows Me, even so I


know the Father.

Ke tin Psihin Mou tithimi iper ton


Provaton.

And My Life I lay down for the Sheep.

Ke alla Provata Eho, a ouk estin ek tis


Avlis taftis - kakina me di agagin.

And other Sheep I have, which are


not of this Fold - them also I must
bring.

Ke tis Fonis Mou akousousi.

And they will hear My Voice.

Ke genisete mia Pimni - is Pimin.

And there will be one Flock - one


Shepherd.

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FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

If any of you think as I do now, let him believe in Christ and join me
in following this man, for God Himself speaks through his lips.
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.
it
At that instant fire shot up from it, water dripped on the ground, and
only clay remained in the hands of the Wonderworker.
St Spyridon explained this demonstrative Divine Miracle: There is
only one brick,
brick that is composed of three elements.
In
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.
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 oil lamps and candles to be lit, and then he began the Holy
Service.
When he pronounced the Christian Blessing: Peace be unto all, both
he and the Deacon heard from Above the resounding response of
...a
a great multitude of voices responding:
esponding: And with thy spirit.
spirit.
This Heavenly Choir was majestic and more sweetly melodious than
any human Choir, and to each Petition of the Litanies, the invisible
Choir chanted: L
Lord, have Mercy,
Mercy, which soon attracted the
FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

3.

people who lived nearby and as they hastened towards the


church, the wondrous, Heavenly Chanting 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
It is not
proper to refuse this, for the Word of God proclaims, Unto
Unto the
Pure all things are pure
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.
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FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

PROKEIMENON PSALM 149 TNE (7) VARYS-GRAVE

Kavhisonte Osii en Doxi, ke agalliasonte The

Saints shalt Boast in Glory, and


shalt greatly Rejoice on their beds.

epi ton kiton Afton.

Asate

to Kyrio asma kenon, i enesis


Aftou en Ekklisia Osion.
THE EPISTLE
WE

Pros

OF

MUST LIVE IN THE

Efesious
anagnosma

Epistolis

ST PAULTO

Sing

unto the Lord a New Song! His


Praise in the Assembly of His Holy.

THE

EPHESIANS

DIVINE LIGHT & TRUTH

Pavlou

to

OF OUR

The

Reading is from the Epistle of St


Paul to the Ephesians.

Proshomen!

Let us Attend!

Adelphi,

Brethren:

os tekna Fotos peripatite. O


gar Karpos tou Pnevmatos en pasi
Agathosini ke Dikeosini ke Alithia,
dokimazontes ti estin evareston to
Kyrio.

5 : 8 19

LORD JESUS CHRIST

...walk as Children of Light


for the Fruit of the Spirit is in all
Goodness, Righteousness and Truth,
finding out what is acceptable to our
Lord.

Ke mi sigkinonite tis ergis tis akarpis tou And


Skotous, mallon de ke eleghete.

have no fellowship with the


unfruitful works of Darkness, but
rather expose them.

Ta ar krifi ginomena ip afton eshrn esti Those things that are done by them in
ke legin.

Ta

de panta eleghomena ipo tou Fotos


faneroute.

secret are shameful even to speak.

All

things that are exposed are made


manifest by the Light.

Pan gar to faneroumenon Fos esti.


Whatever makes manifest is Light.
Dio legi: Egire O kathevdon ke Anasta Therefore He says: Awake, you
ek ton Nekron, ke epifafsi Si O
Hristos!

who
sleep! Arise from the Dead and
Christ Will give you Light!

Vlepete

See then

Dia

touto mi genesthe afrones, alla


sinientes ti to Thelima tou Kyriou.

Therefore,

Ke

mi methiskesthe ino, en O estin


asotia.

And

oun pos akrivos peripatite - mi


os asofi, all os Sofi - Exagorazomeni
ton keron, oti e imere ponire isi.

Alla

plirousthe en Pnevmati, lalountes


eaftis Psalmis ke Imnis ke Odes
pnevmatikes, adontes ke psallontes
en ti kardia imon to Kyrio.

that you walk circumspectly not as fools but as Wise - Redeeming


the time, because the days are evil.
do not be unwise, but
understand what the Will of our Lord
is.
do not be drunk with wine, in
which is dissipation.

But be filled with the Spirit, speaking to


one another in Psalms and Hymns
and Spiritual Odes, sing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord.

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

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panton despozi.

rules over all.

SECOND FESTAL ANTIPHON FOREFEAST

Eni i psihi mou ton Kyrion.


Eneso Kyrion en ti zoi mou. Psalo to
Theo mou, eos iparho!

OF THE

NATIVITY

Praise the Lord, O my soul;


while I live I will praise the Lord;
while I have any being, I will praise
my God!

STIHOS

VERSE

Soson

O Son of God, W HO

imas, Iie Theou, O E N A GIIS


T HAVMASTOS , psallontas Si: Allilouia!

Makarios, ou O Theos, Iakob


voithos aftou, i elpis aftou epi Kyrion
ton Theon Aftou.

STIHOS

Vasilefsi Kyrios is ton eona, O


Theos sou, Sion, is genean ke genean

STIHOS

ART E XT OLLED BY T H Y
S AINTS , Save us who sing to Thee:
Alleluia!

Blessed are those whose Helper


is the God of Jacob; whose Hope is
the Lord their God.

VERSE

The Lord will be King forever; thy


God, O Zion, will reign from
generation to generation.

VERSE

FESTAL SMALL ENTRY HYMNS FOREFEAST

Defte

proskinisomen, ke prospesomen
Hristo. Soson imas, Iie Theou, O E N
A G I I S T H A V M A S T O S , psallontas Si.
Allilouia!

TONE 2

OF THE

NATIVITY TONE 2

Come,

let us worship and bow down


before Christ. O Son of God, W H O
A R T E X T O L L E D B Y T H Y S A I N T S : Save us
who sing unto Thee: Alleluia!

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST SPYRIDON TONE 1

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 ehas, Angelous eskhes
sillitougountas Si Ierotate. Doxa to Se
Doxasanti
Hristo! 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 Thy dead daughter in the
grave, and a serpent Thou changed
into gold. And while chanting in
Service Thy Sacred Prayers, Thou
had Angels celebrating, 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!

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 by the idol worshippers.
It was revealed to the Patriarch in a Vision that that particular idol
had to be shattered by St Spyridon of Trimythous 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 into 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!
HTTP://OCA.ORG/SAINTS/LIVES

FESTAL KONTAKION ST SPYRIDON TONE 2

To

potho Hristou, trothis Ierotate, ton


noun Pterothis, ti egli tou Pnevmatos,
Praktiki Theoria, tin Praxin efres
Theolipte,
Thisiastirion
Thion
Genomenos, etoumenos pasi Thian
Ellampsin.

Wounded

by Thy Love for Christ, O


Holy One, Thy mind is granted
Wings by the Radiance of the Spirit,
Thou put the practice of Theory into
Deeds, becoming a Sacred Altar, O
Chosen by God, and praying for the
Divine Illumination of all.

SEASONAL KONTAKION FOREFEAST

16.

Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion


Logon, en Spileo ethete apotekin
aporritos.
Horeve, i ikoumeni,
akoutisthisa; Doxason meta Angelon
ke
ton
Pimenon,
voilithenta
apofthine, Pedion Neon, ton Pro
Eonon Theon.

OF THE

NATIVITY TONE 3

Today the Virgin comes to the Cave to


give Birth Ineffably to the Word PreEternal. Hearing this, be of good
cheer, O Earth and its people: glorify
Him with the Angels and the
Shepherds, Whose Will was to be
made manifest as a young Child
the Pre-Eternal God.

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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.

Festal Matins Hymns St Spyridon of Trimythous


KINDLY

USE THE MATINS

FOLLOW

SERVICE BOOK

INSTRUCTIONS

WIT

UNTIL THIS POINT.

REGARD

TO

THE

THEN

CAREFULLY

FOLLOWING

HYMNS &

Ke

READINGS.
PSALM 117 /118
PRAISE

TO

GOD

FOR

Kyrios ke Epefanen imin.


Evlogimenos O erhomenos en
Onomati Kyriou!
STIHO S
1 : Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti
Agathos, oti is ton eona to Eleos
Aftou!*
S T I H O S 2 : Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me,
ke to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.*

Para

Kyriou egeneto afti, ke


esti Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.*
3:

*The

Lord is God, and has Appeared


to us. Blessed is He Who comes in
the Name of the Lord!
VE RSE 1 :
Confess the Lord, for He is
Good;
for His Mercy endures
forever!*
VE RSE
2 : All the Nations surrounded
me, but in the Name of the Lord I
drove them back.*
V E R S E 3 : This is the Lords doing, and
it is Marvellous in our eyes.*

FESTAL APOLYTKION ST SPYRIDON TONE 2

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!

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
Tis Synodou tis protis anedihthis
ipermahos,
ke
Thavmatourgos At the first of the Synods, Thou
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
6.

Amin

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!

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen

HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

*Theos

STIHO S

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

FESTAL THEOTOKION

Ek

pantion kindinon tous doulous Sou


filate, Evlogimeni Theotoke, ina Se
Doxazomen, tin Elpida ton psihon
imon.

Guard

Thy servants from dangers of


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

GREAT DOXOLOGY
FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST SPYRIDON TONE 1

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!

Festal Divine Liturgy Hymns St Spyridon


KINDLY

USE THE DIVINE LITURGY

CAREFULLY

FOLLOW

SERVICE BOOK

INSTRUCTIONS

WIT

UNTIL THIS POINT.

REGARD

TO

THE

THEN

FOLLOWING

HYMNS & READINGS.


FIRST FESTAL ANTIPHON FOREFEAST

Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion,


ke panta ta entos mou to Onoma to
Agion Aftou

OF THE

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and


all that is within me, Bless His Holy
Name.

STIHOS 1

VERSE1

Tes

Through

Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter,


Soson imas.

Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion,


ke mi epilavthanou pasias tas
Antapodosis Aftou

STIHOS 2

Kyrios en to Ourano itimase


ton Thronon Aftou, ke i Vasilia Aftou

STIHOS 3

NATIVITY TONE 2

the Intercessions of the


Theotokos, O Saviour, Save us.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and


forget none of His Benefits

VERSE 2

3
The Lord has prepared His
Throne in Heaven, and His Kingdom

VERSE

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

15.

eonon.

decreed.

Enite

afton en iho salpingos. Enite


afton en psaltirio ke kithara.

En

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.

Enite Afton en tympano ke horo.

Enite

Praise

Him with the sound of the


trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp.

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!

Tes Ouranies aktisi perilampomenos, ke The Rays of Heavenly

Brightness shine
all around Thee, O Saint, as by the
Saviours Power Thou provide Cures
and Healings for the soul and body
of those who with Faith now observe
Thy Memorial. O Father Spyridon,
cease not to pray for us, as a
Wonderworker Blessed by God.

ti Hristou dinami, tas iasis parehon,


psihon te ke somaton, ton Pisti ke nin,
ektelounton
tin
mnimin
Sou,
Theomakariste Pater Thavmatourge,
mi ellipis iperevhesthe.

Enite

Praise

Tou

Through

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.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Amen
THEOTOKION

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!

Praise

Afton en hordes ke organo.

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.

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.

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,


and to the Holy Spirit

14.

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

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

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!

Ofin metevales, is hrison Agie, ke tes ton Thou

FESTAL STICHERA ST SPYRIDON - TONE 4

Osie

When Gabriel uttered Hail! to Thee, O

SMALL LITANY
FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA ST SPYRIDON TONE 3

Him with tuneful cymbals;


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

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.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amin.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

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.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

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.

Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.


Amen

FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA FOREFEAST

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
agallou, ke horeve i ktisis, imeran

OF

NATIVITY TONE 3

Replete

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
Cave
receives
the
One
Who

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

7.

Proeortion.

encompasses
everything.
O
Bethlehem and all Creation, exult
and dance for Joy on this Forefestal
Day.

SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA ST SPYRIDON -

TONE 4

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

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

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.

ahoritos, Hristos O Theos!


animvountes Megalinomen!

Se

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

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

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

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.

OF THE

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.

NATIVITY TONE 4

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!

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
Sou.

8.

To

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:
Intercede with Christ our God, that
He grant Forgiveness of offences to

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

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.

The 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.

O All Immaculate Lady:

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.

LAUDS: THE PRAISES TO GOD PSALM 148


ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Pasa

Let

Enite

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,

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.

THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA ST SPYRIDON TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Anaktoris

O Spirit-bearer:

THEOTOKION

Amen

SECOND FESTAL KATHISMATA - FOREFEAST

ex alogou Pimnis, metigagen is


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

Edoxasen

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.

Manger is a Grand Space, in which


Christ, the God Whom nothing can
contain, is laid! Him do we praise
and magnify!

THE SMALL LITANY


FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION ST SPYRIDON TONE 3

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

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.

On

FESTAL

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.

VERSES - PSALM 150

- ST SPYRIDON
LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!

TONE 1

Enite

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton.


Enite Afton kata to plithos tis
Megalosinis Aftou.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;

En

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.

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

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

13.

those who keep, with Faith and Love,


Thy Holy Memory.

art Thou, O Lord!


O DI

O DI

O DI

O DI

O DI

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!
4

5 Theos on Irinis, Patrir iktirmon,


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

7
I Pedes efsevia sintrafentes,
dissevous,
prostagmatos
katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk
eptoithisan, all en meso tis flogos,
estotes epsallon.
O Ton Pateron
Theos Evlogitos i!

Enoumen,

Evlogoumen ke
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion!
8

Thavmatos

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!

THE MAGNIFICAT

FESTAL KATAVASIA

OF THE

psihi mou, tin Timioteran,


ke
Evdoxoteran
ton
ano
Stratevmaton.

Mystirion Xenon, oro ke


paradoxon:
Ouranon to Spyleon!
Thronon Herouvikon, tin Parthenon!
Tin fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O

12.

O DE

O DE

O DE

O DE

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!
4

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin

Amen

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

6
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 Mother free from
harm.
7 Scorning the impious Decree, the
Children brought up together in
Godliness feared not the threat of
fire - while standing in the midst of
the flames, they sang O God of our
Fathers, Blessed art Thou!

We

Praise, we Bless and we


Worship the Lord!
8

The 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!
OF

CHRIST

Magnify, O my soul, Her who is more


Honourable and more
than the Heavenly Hosts.

Glorious

A Strange and Most


Wonderful Mystery do I see: The
Cave is Heaven! The Virgin is the
Throne of the Cherubim!
The

HEIRMOS

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

FESTAL THEOTOKION

Here,

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!

5 As 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!

9TH ODE- NATIVITY

Megalinon
IRMOS

O DE

SMALL LITANY & FESTAL ANABATHMI


ANTIPHONS

Hail! O Fiery Throne of our God!

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!

THE

FESTAL PROKEIMENON ST SPYRIDON

To stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti My

mouth shall speak Wisdom, and


the meditation of my heart,
Understanding.[2]

tis kardias mou sinesin. [2]

Akousate tafta panta ta Ethni! V E R S E Hearken, all you Nations!


To stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti My mouth shall speak Wisdom,
STIHOS

the meditation
Understanding

tis kardias mou sinesin.


SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO GOD 
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING

Ek

tou
kata
IOANNIN
AGIOU
E V A N G E L I O U to anagnosma...

Proshomen
Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!
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.

TO

of

my

and
heart,

ST JOHN 10 : 1 - 9

The Lesson is from the Holy


Gospel according to S T J O H N

PR IEST

Let us attend
Glory to Thee, O Lord:

PEO PLE

Glory

to Thee!

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.

O de iserhomenos dia tis Thiras Piimin But He Who enters by the Door is the
esti ton Provaton. Touto O Thirors
anizi, ke ta Provata tis Fonis Aftou
akoui, ke aidia Provata kali kat
onoma ke exagi afti.

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.

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

9.

Ke

otan ta idia Provata ekvali,


amprosthen Afton Porevete, ke ta
Provata Afto akolouthi, oti idasi tin
Fonin Aftou.

And

when He brings out His own


Sheep, He goes before them; and
the Sheep follow Him, for they
know His Voice.

Allotrio

Yet

Taftin

Jesus used this illustration, but they did

de ou mi akolouthisosin, alla
fevxonte ap aftou, oti ouk idasi ton
allotrion tin fonin.

tin parimian ipen aftis O Isous:


Ekini de ou egnosan tina in a elali
aftis.

Ipen

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

Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!

FESTAL IKOS ST SPYRIDON

Ton ek kilias igiasmenon Ierarhin Kyriou, Let

Am the Door. If anyone enters by


Me, he will be Saved, and will go
in and out and find Pasture.
Glory

to Thee!

SYNAXARION 12 DECEMBER

Ti

IB tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou Osiou


Patros
imon
ke
Thamatourgou
Spyridonos.

On

afti imera, Mnmi tou Agiou Martyros


Sinetou.

On

PSALM 50/51 (REPENTANCE)


INTERCESSORY HYMNS

FOR

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.

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.

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.

Glory to Thee, O Lord:

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.

pterothis, ti egli tou Pnevmatos,


praktiki Theoria, tin praxin evres
Theolipte,
Thisiastirion
Thion
genomenos, ETOUMENOS PASI THIAN
ELAMPSIN.

Then

PEO PL E

TONE 2

To potho Hristou trothis Ierotate, ton noun Enraptured

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.

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


Sothisete,
ke
iselevsete
exelefsete, ke nomin evrisi.

FESTAL KONTAKION ST SPYRIDON -

the 12th day of this month we


Commemorate our Righteous Father,
St Spyridon the Wonderworker, Bishop
of Trimythous, Cyprus.

DIVINE MERCY

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory

Ti

Tes

Through

Ti afti imera, Mnmi tou Agiou Patros imon On this day we Commemorate our Father

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

to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

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. Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
Amin
Amen
Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, Through the Intercessions of the
exalipson
ta
egklimaton.

plithi

ton

emon

Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out


the multitude of our transgressions.

FESTAL IDIOMELON TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Alexandrou Arhiepiskopou Ierosolimon,


tou Ieromartyros.

Ti

afti imera, Mnimi ton Osion Pateron


imon Amonatha ke Anthou.

Pateron

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.

PRAYERS

10.

FOR OUR

to Thy Great Mercy; according to the


multitude of Thy Mercies do away
mine offences.

SALVATION

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

On

this day we Commemorate our


Righteous Fathers, St Amonathas and
St Anthos.

imas.

Amin.

their Holy Intercessions, O God, have


Mercy and Save us.

Amen
NATIVITY KATHISMA 1 - TONE 1 THE ODES

O DI

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.

among the Saints: St Alexander the


Hieromartyr, Archbishop of Jerusalem.

Tes afton Agies presvies, O Theos, eleison By

Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Have mercy upon me, O God, according
Sou ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon
Sou Exalipson to anomima mou.

this day we Commemorate the Holy


Martyr, St Synetos of Rome.

O DI

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
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!

O DE

O DE

1
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 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

FESTAL MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS ST SPYRIDON - 12 DECEMBER

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