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28 GREAT PARAKLESIS
THE DISMISSAL
The Great Paraklesis ✞Doxa Si, Hriste O Theos, i Elpis ✞Glory to Thee, Christ our God, our
imon, Kyrie doxa Si! Hope: Glory to Thee!

✞Evlogitos O Theos imon, pantote PRIEST ✞Blessed is our God always,
✞O en Agiis Thavmastos, Hristos o ✞May Christ our True God, through
Alithinos Theos imon, tes Presvies the Intercessions of Thy All-pure
nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton now and forever and to
tis Panahrantou ke panamomou and Blameless Holy Mother.... of the
eonon. the ages of ages.
Agias aftou Mitros, ton Agion Holy Glorious and Praise-Worthy
Amin CHOIR Amen Endoxon ke Panevfimon Apostles; of the Holy Glorious and
PSALM 142/1431 Apostolon, ton Agion endoxon ke Triumphant Martyrs; of [the Saint of
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION AGAINST EVILDOERS Kallinikon Martiron ton Agion ke the Church]; of the Holy Righteous
Kyrie isakouson tis prosefhis mou, O Lord, hear my Prayer, give ear to Dikeon Theopatoron Ioakim ke Ancestors of God Joachim and
enotise tin disin mou en ti Alithia my supplications in Thy Truth; Annis, tou Agiou .... ou tin mnimin Anna; of Saint .... whose Memory
Sou, epakouson mou en ti hear me in Thy Righteousness. epiteloumen, ke panton ton we celebrate today; and of all the
Dikeosini Sou. Agion, Eleise ke Sose imas, os Saints, have Mercy and Save us, as
Agathos ke Filanthropos. our Good and Loving God.
Ke mi iselthis is krisin meta tou Do not enter into Judgement with Thy
doulou Sou, oti ou dikeothisete servant, for in Thy Sight no living is Amin Amen
enopion Sou pas zon. justified. GREAT PARAKLESIS - EXAPOSTILARIA - TONE 3

Oti katedioxen o ehthros tin psihin For the enemy has persecuted my Apostoli ek peraton, sinathristhendes O ye Apostles from far off, being
mou. Etapinosen is gin tin zoin soul; he has crushed my life to the enthade Gethsimani to horio, gathered together in the village of
mou. Exathise me en skotinis, os ground; he has made me dwell in kidefsate mou to soma; ke si Ie ke Gethsemane, lay my body in burial,
nekrous eonos, ke ikidiasen ep darkness, like those who have long Thee mou, paralave mou to and Thou, my Son, and my God,
eme to pnevma mou, en emi been dead, and my spirit is Pnevma. receive now my spirit from me.
etarahthi i kardia mou. overwhelmed within me; my heart O glikasmos ton Angelon, ton Thou art the Sweetness of Angels, the
within me is distressed. thlivomenon i hara, Hristianon i Gladness of the afflicted, Protector
Emnisthin imeron arheon, I remembered the days of old; I prostatis; Parthene Mitir Kyriou, of all Christians, O Virgin Mother of
emeletisa en pasi tis ergis sou, en meditated on all Thy Works; I antilavou mou ke rise ton eonion our Lord; grant me now Help and
piimasi ton Hiron Sou emeleton. pondered on the work of Thy basanon Save me from the Eternal Torments
Hands. Ke se mesitrian, eho, pros ton I have Thee as Mediator before God
Diepetasa pros Se tas hiras mou. I I spread out my hands to Thee; my Filanthropon Theon; mi mou Who Loves mankind. May He not
psihi mou os gi anidros Si. soul longs for Thee, like a thirsty elegxsi tas praxsis, enopion ton question my actions before the
land. Angelon; parakalo se Parthene, Hosts of the Angels. I Beseech Thee,
voithison mi en tahi. O Virgin, hasten now quickly to my
Taxi isakouson mou, Kyrie, exelipe Hear me quickly, O Lord; my spirit
aid.
to pnevma mou! fails.
Mi apostrepsis to Prosopon Sou ap’ Do not turn Thy Sight away from me, Hristoplokotate pirge, ke dodekatihe Thou art a Tower adorned with gold,
polis, iliostalakte throne, kathedra a City surrounded by Twelve Walls,
emou, ke omiothisome tis lest I be like those who go down
tou vasileos akatnoiton thavma; a shining Throne touched by the
katavenousin is lakkon. into the pit. post galouhis ton Despotin? sun, a Royal Seat for our King, O
Akouston piison mi to proi to Eleos Cause me to hear Thy Mercy in the Unexplainable Wonder, how dost
Sou, oti epi Si ilpisa. morning, for in Thee I have put my Thou nurse the Master?
trust. Epithimo Panagia, ta kalli tou
Gnorison mi, Kyrie, odon en i Cause me to know, O Lord, the way in Paradisou, ton Myrismon ke ta
porefsome, oti pros Se ira tin which I should walk, for I lift up my anthi, ke tin terpnin evodian, ke tas
psihin mou. soul to Thee. odas ton Angelon, otan imnoun ton
Ion Sou
Exelou me ek ton ehthron mou, Rescue me, Lord, from my enemies;
Kyrie, pros Se katefigon. to Thee have I fled for refuge. BENEDICTION & DISMISSAL

Didaxon me tou piin to Thelima Teach me to do Thy Will, for Thou art ✞ Di ehon ton Agion Pateron imon, PRIEST✞ Through the Prayers of our Holy
Sou, oti Si i O Theos mou. my God. Kyrie Iisou Hriste O Theos imon, Father,, O Lord Jesus Christ our
Eleison ke Soson imas. God, have Mercy and Save us.
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PSALM 142/143 IS THE PRAYER OF THOSE WHO ARE AFFLICTED AND WHO WAIT IN THE
Amin PEOPLE Amen
DARKNESS OF SIN FOR THE LIGHT OF SALVATION IN ANTICIPATION OF THE LIGHT OF
DIVINE DAWN – A PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

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THEOTOKION
To Pnevma Sou to Agathon odigisi Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the
Tis efsplahnias tin pilin anixson imin Open the Portal of Compassion to us, me en gi evthia. land of uprightness.
Evlogimeni Theotoke; elpizondes is O Most Blessed Theotokos; for Eneken tou Onomatos Sou, Kyrie, For Thy Name’s sake, O Lord, Thou
Se, mi astohisomen; risthimen dia hoping in Thee, let us not fail, we zisis me! shall quicken me.
Sou ton peristaseon; Si gar i i Sotiria pray; through Thee may we be
tou genous ton Hristianon Delivered from adversities, for Thou En ti Dikeosini Sou exaxis ek In Thy Righteousness Thou shalt bring
art the Salvation of Christians. thlipseos tin psihin mou, ke en to my soul out of trouble, and in Thy
EKTENE – FERVENT SUPPLICATION Eleei Sou exolothrefsis tous Mercy, Thou shalt utterly destroy
ehthrous mou. my enemies.
Eleison imas O Theos, kata to Mega PRIEST Have mercy on us, O God,
Eleos Sou, deometha Sou, according to Thy Great
Ke apolis pantas tou thlivontas tin And Thou shalt destroy all those who
epakouson ke Eleison. Love. We pray Thee, psihin mou, oti ego doulos Sou afflict my soul; for I am Thy
hearken, and have Mercy. imi. servant.

Kyrie Eleison (3) PEOPLE Lord have mercy (3) Isakouson mou, Kyrie, en ti O Lord, hear my Prayer, give ear to
Dikeosini Sou, ke mi iselthis is my supplications in Thy Truth;
Iper tou Papa ke Patriarchi PRIEST Again we pray for our Pope & krisin meta tou doulou Sou. [2] hear me in Thy Righteousness. [2]
THEODOROU ke Arhiepiskopou Patriarch THEODOROS and for our
imon (---NAME---) tou Timiou Archbishop (---NAME---), for the
To Pnevma Sou to Agathon odigisi Let Thy Good Spirit lead me on a
Presviteriou, tis en Hristo Venerable Priesthood of the me en gi evthia. level Path.
Diakonias, pantos tou Klirou ke tou Diaconate in Christ, for all the PSALM 117/118
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
laou tou Kyriou deithomen. Clergy and the Laity, let us pray to
the Lord. Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has
Kyrie Eleison (3) PEOPLE Lord have mercy (3) Evlogimenos O erhomenos en appeared to us. Blessed is He
Onomati Kyriou! Who comes in the Name of the
Eti deometha, iper Eleous, Zois, Irinis, PRIEST Again we pray for Mercy, Life, Lord!
Igias, Sotirias, Epikepseos, Peace, Health, Salvation, Visitation,
Sighoriseos ke Afeseos to amartion, Forgiveness and Remission of the
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti 1. Give Thanks to our Lord, for He is
Agathos, oti is ton eona to Good; His Mercy endureth
ton doulon tou Theou panton ton sins of the servants of God, all Pious
eleos aftou! ✶ forever! ✶
evsevon ke Orthodoxon Hristianon, and Orthodox Christians, those
tonkatikounton ke who reside and visit in this city, the 2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke 2. All the Nations surrounded me,
parepidimounton en ti poli [….] members, Council members, to Onomati Kyriou iminamin but in the Name of the Lord
tafti, ton enoriton, epitropon, Contributors and Benefactors of aftous. ✶ drove them back. ✶
sindromiton ke afieronton tou this Holy Church. 3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
Agiou Naou toutou.
thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.✶ marvellous in our eyes. ✶
Kyrie Eleison (3) PEOPLE Lord have mercy (3) IPSOTHIS OF THE HOLY CROSS – TONE 4
Eti deometha ke iper ton doulon tou PRIEST Again we pray for the servants of Ti Theotoko ektenos nin To the Theotokos, let us run now
Theou [ ….] God ... prosdramomen, amartolis ke most fervently, as sinners and
tapini, ke prospesomen en lowly ones, let us fall down in
THE PRIEST PRAYS FOR THOSE FOR WHOM THE PARAKLESIS IS SUNG metanias, krazondes ek repentance, crying from the
vaThous psihis; Despina, depths of our soul: Lady, come
voithison, ef iminm and help us, have compassion
Kyrie Eleison (3) PEOPLE Lord have mercy (3)
splahnisthisa; Spefson, upon us; hasten now for we are
Oti Eleimon ke Filanthropos Theos PRIEST For Thou art a Merciful and apolimetha, ipo pliThous lost in the host of our errors; do
iparhis ke Si tin doxan Loving God, and to Thee we give ptesmaton; Mi apostrepsis sous not turn Thy servants away, for
anapempomen ✞ to Patri ke to Glory, to the ✞ Father, and to the doulous kenous; Se gar ke Thou alone art a Hope to us.
Io ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now monin Elpida kektimetha
ke is tous eonas ton eonon. and ever, and unto the ages of ✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞Glory
to the Father, and the Son,
ages. and the Holy Spirit.
Amin PEOPLE Amen APOLYTIKION OF THE PATRON SAINT
REPEAT THE IPOSTHIS OR THE DESIGNATED
APOLYTIKION OF THE PATRON SAINT/S OF
THE CHURCH 

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APOLYTIKION IN HONOUR OF THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞Glory To The Father, And To The
En ti Gennisi tin Parthenian In giving Birth, O Theotokos, Thou
Pnevmati. Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous Son, And To The Holy Spirit, Now
efilaxas. En ti Kimisi ton has retained Thy Virginity, and in eonas ton eonon. And Ever, And Unto Ages Of
kosmon ou katelipes Theotoke. Falling Asleep, Thou has not Ages.
Metestis pros tin Zoin, Mitir forsaken the world. Thou who art
iparhousa tis Zois. Ke tes the Mother of Life, has passed Amin Amen
presvies tes ses litromeni, ek over into Life, and by Thy Prayers OUR LORD’S PRAYER
thanatou tas psihas imon. Thou delivers our souls from Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Our Father Who art in Heaven:
Death. Wherefore, by Thine Agiasthito to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
Intercessions, deliver our souls Vasilia Sou, genithito to Thelima Kingdom come. Thy Will be done
from Death Sou, os en Ourano ke epi tis Gis. on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and forever and unto the ages Ton Arton imon ton epiousion dos us this day our Daily Bread, and
eonon of ages. imin simeron. Ke afes imin ta forgive us our trespasses as we
ofelimata imon, os ke imis forgive those who trespass
Amin Amen afiement tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi against us. And lead us not into
Ou siopisomen pote, Theotoke, Tas We shall never be silent, O isenengis imas is pirasmon, alle temptation, but Deliver us from
dinastias sou, lalin I anaxii; Imi Theotokos, of Thy Mighty Acts, all imas apo tou ponirou. the evil one.
gar si proistaso presvevousa, Tis we the unworthy; for had Thou ✞ Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i dinamis PRIEST ✞ For Thine is the Kingdom, the
imas erisato ek tosouton not stood to Intercede for us, who ke i doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke Power and the Glory, ✞ of the
kindinon? Tis de diefilaxsen eos would have delivered us, from the tou Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke
nin eleftherous? numerous perils? Who would Father, and of the Son and of the
is tous eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and
Ouk apostomen, Despina, ek sou; have preserved us all until now
Sous gar doulous sozis ai, Ek with our freedom? O Lady, we unto the Ages of Ages.
pandion dinon shall not depart from Thee, for Amin PEOPLE Amen
Thou always Saves Thy servants TROPARIA – TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
from tribulation.
Eleison imas, Kyrie, eleson imas. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have
Tou Gavriil dexamenou Si Parthene As Gabriel proclaimed unto Thee, O Pasis gar apologias aporountes, mercy on us; for lacking as we
to here, sin ti foni esarkouto o ton Virgin: Hail! With that cry the Lord taftin si tin ikesian, os Despoti, I are in all defence, this
olon Despotis, en si ti Agia Kivoto, of All became Incarnate in Thee, amartolis prosferomen. Eleison Supplication we sinners offer
os efi o dikeos David, edihthis the Holy Tabernacle, as imas. Thee, as our Master: Have mercy
Platytera ton Ouranon, Vastasasa prophesied by the Righteous on us.
ton ktistin sou. David. Thou has manifested
Thyself as being more spacious ✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father and the Son
than the Heavens, in that Thou and the Holy Spirit.
has borne Thy Creator. Kyrie eleison imas epi si gar Lord, have Mercy on us, for we have
✞Doxa to enikisanti en si! ✞Glory to Him Who abode in Thee! pepthamen. Mi orgisthis imin placed all our trust in Thee. Be
sfodra, mides mnisthis to not greatly angered with us, nor
✞Doxa to Proelthonti ek sou! ✞Glory to Him Who came forth from anomion imon, al epvlepson ke remember our iniquities; but look
Thee! nin os Efsplahnos, ke Litrose imas upon us even now, since Thou art
✞Doxa to Elevtherosanti imas dia tou ✞Glory to Him Who through Thy ek ton ehthron imon. Si gar i Compassionate, and Thou
tokou sou! Birth-giving has set us free! Theos imon, ke imis laos Sou; Redeemest us from our enemies.
pandes gar erga Hiron Sou, ke to For Thou art our God, and we
PSALM 50/51 Onoma Sou epikeklimeth. Thine people; all art the Works of
THE PSALM OF REPENTANCE Thy Hands, and upon Thy Name
have we called.
Eleison me, O Theos kata to Mega Have mercy on me, O God, according
Eleos Sou, ke kata to plithos ton to Thy Great Mercy. And according Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages
iktrmon Sou exalipson to anomima to the multitude of Thy tender eonon. of ages.
mou. Mercies blot out my iniquity. Amin Amen
Epi plion plinon me apo tis anomias Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
mou, ke apo tis amartias mou and cleanse me from my sin.
katharison me.

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ST ANDREW
Os ton Apostolon Protoklitos, ke tou As first of the Apostles to receive the Oti tin anomie mou ego ginosko, ke i For I know my iniquity, and my sin is
korifeou aftadelphos, ton Despotin Call, and very brother of the prince amartia mou enopion mou esti always before me.
ton olon Andrea iketeve, irinin ti of them, intercede O Andrew, withe diapantos.
ikoumeni dorisasthe, ke tes psihes the Master of us all: peace to all the Si mono imarton, ke to poniron To Thee only have I sinned, and have
imon Mega Eleos. world to grant, and to our souls His enopion Sou epiisa. Opos an done evil before Thee: that Thou
Great Mercy. dikeothis en tis logis Sou, ke nikisis mayest be justified in Thy words,
en to krinesthe se. and mayest overcome when Thou
ST GERASIMOS art judged.
Idou gar en anomies sovelifthin, ke en For behold I was conceived in
Ton Orthodoxon prostatin ke somati Come, let us believers laud the Divine amarties ekissise me i mitir mou. iniquities; and in sins did my
Angelon, ke thavmatourgon Gerasimos newly revealed to us as mother conceive me.
Theoforon neofaventa imin, a Champion of the Orthodox: a
epeneoen pisti thiou Gerasimon, ot God-mantled Angel in the flesh and Idou gar alithian igapisas. Ta adila ke For behold Thou has loved Truth: the
Axios para Theou Apilipsen, Wonderworker; for worthily did he ta krifia tis sofias Sou edilosas mi. uncertain and hidden things of Thy
iamaton tin aenaon harin, ronnisi receive of God the neverending Gift wisdom Thou has manifested to me.
tous nosountas ke demonontas iate. of Healing, to heal the sick and to Rantiis me issopo, ke katharisthisome. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop,
Dio ke tis timosin afton, vrii iamata restore to health the afflicted. and I shall be cleansed:
Wherefore he overfloweth with Plinis me, ke iper hiona Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be
healing for those who honour him
levkanthisome. made whiter than snow.
Akoutiis mi agalliasin ke evfrosinin, To my hearing Thou shalt give Joy
(Add the Apolytikion of your Parish Church ) agaliasonte ostea tetapinomena. and Gladness: and the bones that
have been humbled shall rejoice.
Apostrepson to prosopon Sou apo tin Turn away Thy Face from my sins, and
amartion mou, ke pasas tas blot out all my iniquities.
anomias mou exalipson.
Kardian katharan ktison en emi, O Create a clean heart in me, O God:
Theos, ke pvevma evthes egkenison and renew a right spirit within me.
en tis egkatis mou.
THEOTOKION Mi aporripsis me apo tou prosopou Cast me not away from Thy Face; and
Sou, ke to Pnevma Sou to Agion mi take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Pase ton Angelon e Stratie, Prodrome With the Angelic Hosts, with our
antanelis ap emou.
Kyriou, Apostolon i dodekas. I Agii Lord’s Forerunner, and His Twelve
Pandes meta tis Theotokou, Apostles, with all the Saints Most Apodos mi tin agalliasin tou sotiriou Restore unto me the Joy of Thy
piisate Presvian is to Sothine imas Holy, and with Thee, O Sou, ke pnevmati igemoniko Salvation, and Strengthen me with
Theotokos, we seek Thine stirixon me. a perfect spirit.
Intercessions for our Salvation. Didazo anomous tas odous Sou, ke Teach the unjust Thy Ways: and the
TRISAGION PRAYERS asevis epi Se apistrepsousi. wicked shall be converted to Thee.
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND Deliver
Rise me ex ematon, O Theos, O Theos me from blood-guiltiness, O
✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios ✞Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy tis Sotirias mou. God, Thou God of my Salvation:
Athanatos, Eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have mercy upon us. [3] Agalliasete i glosou mou tin Dikeosinin My tongue shall extol Thy Justice.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Sou.
Pnevmati. Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now Kyrie, ta hili mou anixis, ke to stoma O Lord, Thou will open my lips: and
eonas ton eonon. and ever, and unto Ages of mou aanangeli tin Enesin Sou. my mouth shall declare Thy Praise.
Amin Ages.
Oti i ithelisas thisian, edoxa an. For if Thou had desired sacrifice,
✞Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie,
Amen Olokaftomata ouk evdoxisis. burnt offerings would be pleasing.
elas thiti tes amarties imon. ✞O All Holy Trinity have Mercy on Thisia to Theo, pnevma A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit:
Despota, singhorison tas anomias us. Lord, Cleanse us of our sins. sintetrimmenon. Kardian a contrite and humbled heart, O
imin. Agie Ipiskepse, ke iase tas Master, pardon our iniquities. sintetrimmenin ke tetapinomenin O God Thou would not despise.
asthenias imon, eneken tou Holy God, Visit and Heal our Theos ouk exoudenosi.
Onomatos Sou. infirmities for Thy Name’s sake.

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Deal favourably, O Lord, in Thy Good ektenos ke Voontas. Ek ton us who kneel and cry ceaselessly:
Agathinon, Kyrie, en ti evdokia Sou tin Will with Zion; so that the walls of kindinon litrosasthe imas, os deliver us from oppressions, since
Sion, ke ikodomithito ta tihi Jerusalem may be built up. Taxiarhe ton ano Dinamenon. [3] you are the Princes of the Ranks of
Ierousalim. Dominions on High. [3]
Then shall Thou accept the sacrifice of
Tote eudoxisis thisian Dieosinis, Righteousness, Oblations and
Anaforan ke Olokaftomata. Whole Burnt Offerings: ST GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR
Then shall they lay upon Thy Altar Os ton ehmaloton eleftherotis, ke ton Since Thou art a Liberator and
Tote aniisousin epi to thisiastirion Sou calves! ptohon iperaspistis, asthenounton Deliverer of captives, a Help and
moshous. Have mercy on me, O God! Iatros, vasileon Ipermahos, Succour of the poor and needy, a
Eleison me, O Theos! Tropeofore Megalomartis Georgie: healing Physician of the sick, a
presveve Hristo to Theo, sothine tas Contender and Fighter for Kingd, O
FESTAL CANON OF THE DORMITION2 psihas imon. Great Among Martyrs, the Victory-
clad George: intercede with Christ
GREAT PARAKLESIS - ODE 1 – THE HIERMOS
God for the Salvation of our souls.
Armatilatin Farao evithise, The charioteer of Pharaoh was sunk in HOLY TRINITY
teratourgousa pote Mosaiki olden times by Moses' rod, which
ravthos, stavrotipos plixasa ke worked a mighty Wonder when, in Evlogitos i Hriste O Theos imon O Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God.
thielousa thalassan Israil the the Cross's form, it struck the sea, pansofous tous aliis anadixas Thou made the Fishermen All Wise
figatha pezon othitin thiesosen, dividing it in two; and it led into katapempsas aftis to Pnevma to by sending down upon them the
asma to Theo anamelponta. safety sojourning Israel that fled by Agion, ke di afton ten ikoumiin Holy Spirit, and so through them
foot, chanting to the Lord God a saginefsas, ✞ Filanthrope, Doxa Si! Thou drew the world into Thy Net.
song of praise. ✞O Lover of mankind: Glory to
GREAT PARAKLESIS - ODE 1 - TROPARIA Thee

✞ Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us.
THE ANNUNCIATION
Ton lipiron epagoge himazousi tin My humble soul is troubled by the
tapinin mou psihin ke simforon nefi rising storms of afflictions and woes; Simeron tis Sotirias imon to kefaleon, Today is the Crown of our Salvation,
tin emin kaliptousi kardian, and clouds of misfortunes ke tou ap’ eonos mistirious i and the Revelation of the Mystery
Theonimfefte. Alla i Fos tetokia to overcome me, bringing darkness to fanerosis; o Ios tou Theou, Ios tis planned from Eternity; the Son of
Thion ke proeonion, lampson mi to my heart, O Bride of God. But since partenou ginete, ke Gavriil tin God, becomes the Virgin’s Son, and
Fos to harmosinon. Thou art the Mother of the Divine harin evangelizete. Dio ke imis sin Gabriel announces the Grace.
and Eternal Light, shine Thy afto, ti Theotoko voisomen: Here, Wherefore, we along with him, to
Gladsome Light and Illumine me. Keharitomeni, O Kyrios meta Sou! the Theotokos let us cry out: Hail, O
Full of Grace: the Lord is with Thee!
✞Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us.
Ex ametriton anagkon ke thlipseon ke From countless trials and afflictions,
ex ehthron dismenon ke simoforon grievous woes, and from ST NICHOLAS
Viou litrothis, Panachrante, ti kratea misfortunes of life have I been
Dinami sou, anmno, megalino tin delivered by Thy Mighty Strength, O Kanona pisteos ke ikona praotitos, As Rule of the Faith and Picture of
ametron sou simpathian ke tin is Spotless and Pure Maid. I extol engratias didaskalon, anedixe se Gentleness, and Teacher of
eme sou paraklisin. and I magnify Thine Immeasurable ti pimni sou, i ton paragmaton Temperance, Thou were
Sympathy, and the loving care that alithia. Dia touto ekomiso ti exhibited to Thy Flock by the
Thou has for me. tapinosi ta ipsila, ti ptohia ta Truth of the evidence. Thus Thou
plousia.Pater Irarha Nikolae, acquired the lofty through
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father and the Son
presveve Hristo to Theo, sothine Humility, the abundant through
and the Holy Spirit.
tas psihas imon Poverty. O Father and Hierarch
Nin pepidos epi tin sin katefigon Having my hope now in Thy mighty Nicholas: intercede with Christ
antilipsin kratean ke pros tin sin help, O Maid, I flee for refuge to our God, that our souls may be
Skepin alopsichos edramon ke goni Thee. Unto Thy shelter have I run saved
klino, Despina, ke thrino ke stevazo, wholeheartedly, O Lady, and I bow

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GREAT PARAKLESIS - MEGALYNARIA – THE MAGNIFICAT mi me Paridis ton athlion, ton my knee; and I mourn and cry
Tin Ipsiloteran ton Ouranon, ke Higher than the Heavens above art Hristianon Katafigion. weeping: Do not disdain me, the
wretched one, for Thou art the
Katharoteran lampidonon iliakon, Thou, and More Pure than the
refuge of Christian folk.
tin litrosamenin imas ek tis kataras, radiance of the sun! Thou who hast
tin Despina tou kosmou, imnis Redeemed us from the Curse that is Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of
timisomen. upon us, our Lady of the world, with eonon. ages.
Hymns we honour Thee. Amin Amen
Apo ton polon mou amartion, astheni From the great multitude of my sins, Ill Ou siopiso tou voan tranotata ta I shall not cease from making known
to soma, astheni mou ke i psihi; am I in body, Ill am I also in my
Megalia ta sa. I mi gar si, Kori, most manifestly Thy great deeds,
pros se katafevgo tin soul. I flee to Thee who is All-
pantote pristso iper emou Maid of God; for if Thou were not
Keharitomenin; Elpis apilpizmenon, Blessed. O Hope of all the hopeless:
presvevousa to Iio ke Theo Sou, tis present to intercede on my
si mi voithison. bring help to me.
ek tosoutou me klidonos ke dinon behalf and importune Thy Son and
Despina ke Mitir tou Litrotou, dexe Lady and the Mother of Him Who kindinon errisato? God, who would free and deliver
paraklisis anaxsion son iketon, ina Saves, receive the Supplications of me from such storms and
mesitefsis pros ton ek sou the lowly who pray to Thee. turbulence, and surmount the
tehthenda; O Despina tou kosmou, Mediate between us and Him perils that trouble me?
genou mesitria Whom Thou brought forth. O Lady GREAT PARAKLESIS - THEOTOKION
of the world, Intercede for us.
Diasoson, apo kindinon tous doulous Preserve and Save Thy servants, O
Psalomen prothimos si tin odin, nin ti Now with zeal we chant this Ode to sou Theotoke, oti pantes meta Theo Theotokos, from every danger. To
Panimnito Theotoko, harmonikos Thee. O All-Praised Lady, is se katafevgomen, os arrikton Thee, after God, we all flee for
meta tou Prodromou, ke pandon Theotokos, Thee we hymn with Joy! Tihos ke Prostasian. Refuge as our Firm Rampart and
ton Agion, disopi Theotoke, tou With the Saints Most Holy, together our Protection.
iktirise imas with the Baptist, Beseech, O
Theotokos, for God’s Mercy on us. Epivlepson, en evmenia Panimnite With Good Will, look upon me, O All-
Theotoke, epi tin emin halepin tou hymned Theotokos. Behold my
Alala ta hili ton asevon ton mi Speechless are the lips of the impious - somatos kakosin,ke iase tis psihis body's grievous infirmity, and Heal
proskinoundon, tin Ikona Sou tin those who do not reverence Thy mou to algos. the cause of my soul's sorrow.
septin, tin istorithisan ipo tou Great Icon, O Sacred One who is
GREAT PARAKLESIS - ODE 3 – THE HIERMOS
Apostolou, Louka Ierotatou, tin called Directress, and was depicted
Odigitrian. by the Apostle Luke the Evangelist. Ouranias apsidos orofourge, Kyrie, ke The Vault of the Heavens is Thee, O
Lord, Fashioner; and the Holy
tis Ekklisias Domitor, si me stereoson
Church's great Founder; likewise
en ti agapi ti si, ton efeton I akrotis,
Apolytikia of our Parish Patron Saints ton piston to Stirigma mone establish me in unfeigned love for
Filanthrope. Thee, for Thou art the height of
THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS things sought for, the staff of the
faithful and the only Friend of all.
En ti Gennisi tin Parthenian efilaxas. In giving Birth, O Theotokos, Thou hast
En ti Kimisi ton kosmon ou katelipes retained Thy Virginity, and in GREAT PARAKLESIS - ODE 3 - TROPARIA
Theotoke. Metestis pros tin Zoin, Falling Asleep, Thou hast not ✞ Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us.
Mitir Iparhousa tis Zois. Ke tes forsaken the world. Thou who art
presvies tes ses litromeni, ek the Mother of Life hast passed Aporisas ek panton, odiniros krazo Si. At a loss and despairing, I cry with
thanatou tas psihas imon. (2) over into Life, and by Thy Prayers Profthason, thermi prostasie, ke sin pain unto Thee: Hasten, O fervent
Thou dost deliver our souls from voithian dos mi to doulo sou, to Protection; grant Thy help unto me,
death. Wherefore, by thine tapino ke athlio to tin sin Thy lowly slave and wretched
intercessions, deliver our souls from antilipsin epizitounti thermos. servant, O Maiden; for with
death (2) heartfelt fervour I come seeking for
thine aid.

THE HOLY ARCHANGELS
✞ Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us.
Ton Ouranion Stration Arhistratigi, O ye Foremost of the Heavenly Hosts, Ethavmastosas ontos nin ep epi, Thou, O Lady, have truly been shown
disopoumen imas imis i anaxii, ina we who are unworthy, beseech you Despina, tas Evergesias Sou, Kori, to be Wondrous now in Thy
tes imon deisesi, tehisite imas, skepi that by your Petitions you ke ta Elei Sou. Othen Doxazo Se ke Benefactions and Mercies granted
ton pterigon, tis aflou imon doxis, encompass us with the shadow of anomno ke gerero tin pollin ke to me, O Maiden; hence do I Glorify
frourountes imas prospiptontas, your immaterial glory, preserving ametron kidemonian Sou. and Acclaim Thee, whilst praising
Thy Great Loving Care and Thy

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Boundless Solicitude. ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞Glory to the Father and the Son
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
and the Holy Spirit. En imnis Efharistis Doxologo ke With Anthems of Thanksgiving I
Kategis me himazi ton simforon, Mighty storms of misfortunes, O Lady, gerero to ametron Eleos, ke tin Glorify and chant Praises to Thine
Despina, ke ton lipiron trikimie pass over me; and the swelling pollin Dinamin Sou pasin Infinite Mercy, and Thy Boundless
katapontizousi. Alla profthasasa, waves of afflictions plunge me into Omologo, ke tas evergesias Sou, Might I Confess unceasingly to all.
hira mi dos voithias, I thermi the depths. But be quick to come; as iperkenosas is eme, Kiritto, With my soul and heart and mind
antilipsis ke prostasie mou. lend me Thy helping hand, O megalino, psihi te ke kardia ke and my lips I Magnify and
Maiden, for Thou art my Fervent logismo ke glossi pantote. proclaim the many Benefactions
Protectress and Sure Support. that Thou hast poured upon me in
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of Thy Compassion, O Bride of God.
eonon. ages. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of
Amin Amen. eonon. ages.

Alithi Theotokon omologo, Despina, Se I profess Thee, O Lady, as the True
Amin Amen
tin tou Thanatou to kratos Mother of God: Thou, who hast both Tin disin mou dexe tin penihran, ke Accept
my Entreaties and my poor
exafanisasan. Os gar fisizoos, ek banished and triumphed over the klavthmon mi Paridis ke dakria ke Prayers, and disdain not my
ton desmon ton tou Adou pros Zoin might of Death; for as the Source of stenagmon. All antilavou mou os weeping and sighs, O Maiden, nor
anigages, is Gin me refsanta. Life, Thou hast freed me from agathi, ke tas etisis Pliroson. my lament, but be quick to help
Hades' bonds, Raising me to Life, Dinase gar panta, os pansthenous me since Thou art good. Fulfil my
Although to Earth had I fallen Despotou Theou Mitir, I nefsis eti every plea which Thou can fulfil
down. monon pros tin emin iktran since Thou brought forth our
GREAT PARAKLESIS - THEOTOKION tapinosin. Mighty God and Master, if Thou
will look upon me and see my
Diasoson, apo kindinon tous doulous Preserve and Save Thy servants, O utter lowliness.
sou Theotoke, oti pantes meta Theo Theotokos, from every danger. To GREAT PARAKLESIS - THEOTOKION
is se katafevgomen, os arrikton Thee, after God, we all flee for
Tihos ke Prostasian. Refuge as our Firm Rampart and Diasoson, apo kindinon tous doulous Preserve and Save, O Theotokos, Thy
our Protection. sou Theotoke, oti pantes meta Theo servants from every danger. To
Epivlepson, en evmenia Panimnite With Good Will, look upon me, O All- is se katafevgomen, os arrikton Thee, after God, we all flee for
Tihos ke Prostasian. Refuge as our Firm Rampart and
Theotoke, epi tin emin halepin tou hymned Theotokos. Behold my
Protection.
somatos kakosin,ke iase tis psihis body's grievous infirmity, and Heal
mou to algos. the cause of my soul's sorrow. Epivlepson, en evmenia Panimnite With Good Will, look upon me, O All-
THE EKTENE – THE PETITIONS Theotoke, epi tin emin halepin tou hymned Theotokos. Behold my
somatos kakosin,ke iase tis psihis body's grievous infirmity, and Heal
Eleison imas O Theos, kata to Mega PRIEST Have mercy upon us, O God, mou to algos. the cause of my soul's sorrow.
Eleos Sou deometha Sou according to Thy great Mercy, we
epakouson ke eleison pray unto Thee: hear us and have
mercy.
THE PRIEST CENSES THE HOLY TABLE/ALTAR AND THE PEOPLE.
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy INCENSE HAS BEEN USED SINCE HEBREW WORSHIP IN THE TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM
Eti deometha iper ton evsevon ke PRIESTAgain we pray for pious and AND IN POST-APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN WORSHIP. CENSERS MAY AT FIRST HAVE
Orthodoxon Hristianon. Orthodox Christians. BEEN FIXTURES UNTIL THE INTRODUCTION OF PORTABLE CENSERS.
INCENSE SYMBOLISES PRAYER AS EVIDENT FROM THE BLESSING VERSE OF THE
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy CELEBRANT OF THE CENSER BEFORE CENSING: “WE OFFER TO THEE, CHRIST
OUR GOD, THIS INCENSE AS A SPIRITUAL FRAGRANCE; RECEIVE IT, WE PRAY,
TO THY HEAVENLY ALTAR AND SEND DOWN TO US IN RETURN, THE GRACE OF
Iper tou Papa ke Patriarhi PRIESTAgain we pray for our Pope & THY HOLY SPIRIT…” AND ELSEWHERE: “LET MY PRAYER BE DIRECTED TO THEE AS
THEODOROU ke tou Arhiepiskopou Patriarch THEODOROS Archbishop INCENSE BEFORE THY PRESENCE…”
imon (---NAME---,) tou Timiou (---NAME---) for the Venerable THE 3 CHAINS FROM WHICH IT IS SUSPENDED REPRESENTS THE HOLY TRINITY WHILE
Presviteriou, tis en Hristo Diakonias, Priesthood of the Diaconate in THE 4 OR 12 BELLS ATTACHED TO THEM SIGNIFIES THE 4 EVANGELISTS OR 12
pantos tou Klirou ke tou Laou tou Christ, for all the Clergy and the HOLY APOSTLES OF CHRIST.
Kyriou deithomen. Laity, let us pray to the Lord. THE SOUND OF THE LITTLE BELLS SIGNIFIES THE CLARITY OF THE EVANGELICAL AND
APOSTOLIC WORDS TO WHICH WE MUST PAY ATTENTION IN ORDER TO GAIN
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy GOOD SPIRITUAL HEALTH.

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Manna! Eti deometha iper Eleous, Zois, Irinis PRIESTAgain we pray for Mercy, Life,
Here, Hrisi Lihnia, lampas asveste! Hail, O golden Lampstand and Igias, Sotirias, episkepseos, Peace, Health, Salvation, Visitation,
Unquenchable Lamp! Sighoriseos ke Afeseos ton amartion Pardon and Remission of the sins of
ton doulon tou Theou, ton evsevon the servants of God, all Pious and
Here, ton Parthenon Doxa ke Miteron Hail, O Glory of Virgins and the Boast
ke Orthodoxon Hristianon, ton Orthodox Christians who reside and
Oresma ke Kleos.! and Adornment of Mothers! katikounton ke parepidimounton visit in this city, the members,
GREAT PARAKLESIS - THEOTOKION en ti poli tafti, ton enoriton, Council members, Contributors,
Diasoson, apo kindinon tous doulous Preserve and Save, O Theotokos, Thy epitropon, sindromiton ke afironton and Benefactors of this Holy
tou Agiou Naou touto. Church.
sou Theotoke, oti pantes meta Theo servants from every danger. To
is se katafevgomen, os arrikton Thee, after God, we all flee for Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Tihos ke Prostasian. Refuge as our Firm Rampart and
Protection.
Eti deometha ke Iperigias ke Sotirias PRIESTAgain we pray for the Health and

ton doulon tou Theou........ Salvation of the servants of God......
Epivlepson, en evmenia Panimnite With Good Will, look upon me, O All-
Theotoke, epi tin emin halepin tou hymned Theotokos. Behold my THE PRIEST PRAYS FOR THOSE FOR WHOM THE PARAKLESIS IS BEING SUNG:
somatos kakosin,ke iase tis psihis body's grievous infirmity, and Heal
mou to algos. the cause of my soul's sorrow. Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
GREAT PARAKLESIS -ODE 9 – THE HIERMOS Oti Eleimon ke Filanthropos Theos PRIEST For Thou art a Good and Merciful
Exesti epi touto O Ouranos, ke tis Gis The
Heavens were astonished and iparhis, ke Si tin Doxan God, and unto Thee we ascribe
kateplagi ta perata, oti Theos ofthi
stood in awe, and the ends of the anapempomen, ✞ to Patri ke to Io Glory, ✞ to the Father, and to the
earth, O Maiden, were sore
tis anthropis somatikos, ke I gastir ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke is Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Sou gegonen evrihorotera ton amazed, for God appeared bodily tous Eonas ton Eonon. forever and to the Ages of Ages.
Ouranon. Dio Se, Theotoke, to mankind as very Man. And Amen
Angelon ke anthropon Taxiarhie behold, Thy Womb has proved to Amin PEOPLE

Megalinousi. be vaster and more spacious than SESSIONAL HYMN - TONE 2
Heaven's heights. For this, O Presvia Thermi ke Tihos aprosmahiton, O fervent Advocate, invincible
Theotokos, the choirs and Eleos Pigi, tou kosmou Katafigion, Battlement, Fountain of Mercy, and
assemblies of men and Angels ektenos voumen Si. Theotoke sheltering Retreat for the world,
magnify Thy name. Despina, profthason ke ek kindinon earnestly we cry unto Thee: Lady
GREAT PARAKLESIS - ODE 9 - TROPARIA Litrose imas, i moni taheos Theotokos quickly Save us from all
✞Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas! ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us! Prostatevousa danger; for Thou alone art our
speedy Protectress.
Pros tina katafigo allin, Agni? Pou To whom else shall I flee, O Maiden PARAKLESIS - ODE 4 – THE HIERMOS
prosdramo Lipon ke Sothisome? Most Pure, and to whom shall I run
Pou porevtho? Pian de efevro for Help and Salvation? Where Si mou ishis, Kyrie, Si mou ke Dinamis. Thouart my Strength; Thou art my
Katafigin? Pian thermin antilipsin? shall I go, and where shall I find a Si Theos mou, Si mou Agalliama, o Power and Might, O Lord; Thou art
Pian en tes thlipsesi voithon? Is se Safe Retreat? Whose warm patrikous kolpous mi lipon ke tin my God; Thou Who art not absent
Monin Elpizo, is Se Monin Protection shall I have? Who shall imeteran ptohian episkepsamenos. from Thy Father's Arms, Thou, Lord,
Kavhome, ke epi Se tharrron be a Helper in my distress? In Thee Dio sin to Profiti Abbakoum Si art my Joy. Thou hast deigned to
katefigon. alone I Hope, O Maiden; in Thee kravgzo. Ti Dinami Sou Doxa, Visit our lowliness and our Poverty.
alone I Glory; and trusting in Thee, Filanthrope. To Thee, therefore, I cry out with
I have fled to Thee. Habbakoum the Prophet: Glory be
to Thy Power, O Lover of mankind.
✞Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas! ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us! GREAT PARAKLESIS – ODE 4 - TROPARIA
Ouk estin arithmisasthe dinaton To number Thy Great Deeds and Thy
Megalia ta sa, Theonimfevte, ke Mighty Acts is not possible for man, ✞Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us.
ton vithon ton anexerefniton O Bride of God, nor yet can one tell Ke pou lipon allin evriso antilipsin? Where else shall I find me another to
exipin ton iper noun thavmaton of the Unfathomable Abyss of Pou prosfigo? Pou de ke Sothisome? be my Help? To what Refuge shall I
sou, ton tetelesmenon diinekos tis Thine Unending Miracles that Tina thermin exo voithon, thlipsesi hasten to be Saved? Whose Fervent
potho se imosi ke pisti surpass all knowledge, which are tou viou ke zales, imi! Aid shall I have in need? Alas! life's
proskinousin os alithi Theou granted to those who Venerate Klonoumenos? Is Se monin Elpizo affliction and turbulence shake
lohevtrian. and Honour Thee, with longing, as ke tharro ke kavhome ke prostreho me. In Thee alone, O Maiden, do I
the True Mother of our Lord and ti Skepi Sou. Soson me. Hope, Trust, and Glory; and I run to
God. Thy Shelter; Save me!

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✞ Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us.
Ton potamon ton glikeron tou Eleous I magnify and I proclaim, Thou All-
Diasoson, apo kindinon tous doulous Preserve and Save, O Theotokos, Thy
sou Theotoke, oti pantes meta Theo servants from every danger. To
Sou, ton plousies Dorees drosisanta Pure One, the Sweet River of Thy
is se katafevgomen, os arrikton Thee, after God, we all flee for
tin panathlian ke tapinin, Tender Mercy and Loving Care; for
Tihos ke Prostasian. Refuge as our Firm Rampart and
Panagne, psihin mou, ton simforon with many Gifts has it greatly
Protection.
ke ton thlipseon kamino Refreshed my tormented and truly
flogisthisan, megalino, Kiritto ke lowly soul, afire in a furnace of Epivlepson, en evmenia Panimnite With Good Will, look upon me, O All-
prosterho ti Skepi sou. Soson me. misfortunes and sorrows; and I run Theotoke, epi tin emin halepin tou hymned Theotokos. Behold my
to Thy Shelter; Save me! somatos kakosin,ke iase tis psihis body's grievous infirmity, and Heal
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father and the Son mou to algos. the cause of my soul's sorrow.
and the Holy Spirit. GREAT PARAKLESIS -ODE 8 – THE HIERMOS

Se tin Agnin, se tin Parthenon ke Thou, O pure Maid, All-Holy Virgin Ton en ori agio doxasthenta ke en Let
us ever applaud and praise the
aspilon, Monon Fero Tihos and Spotless One, art my Only Lord God Who was seen of old on
vato piri to tis Aiparthenou, to Moisi
aprosmahiton, Katafigin, Skepin Steadfast Shelter and Retreat, and the Holy Mount in Glory, Who by the
Mistirion gnorisanta Kyrion, imneite
kratean, oplon Sotirias. Mi me Mighty Wall that cannot be ke iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas.
fiery Bush revealed the Great
Paridis, ton asoton, Elpis breached, my Weapon of Mystery of the Ever-Virgin and
apilpsmenon, asthenon simmahia, Salvation. Do not disdain me, the Undefiled Maiden unto the Prophet
thlivomenon hara ke antilipsis. Prodigal, O Hope of the despairing Moses.
and Ally of the ailing, Thou art the GREAT PARAKLESIS -ODE 8 –TROPARIA
Gladness and Help of the afflicted.
✞ Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas! ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us!
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of Dia splaghna Eleous Sou, Parthene, mi Be moved to Compassion, O Virgin,
eonon. ages.
Paridis, semni, pontoumenon me and disdain me not, for life's storms
Amin Amen. salo viotikon kimaton. Alla didou overwhelm me. But be quick, O
Pos exipin Sou kat’ axian dinisome How shall I praise Thee, how shall I mi hira voithias, kataponoumeno Modest One, and lend me Thy
tous ametrous iktirmous, O Despina, worthily sing the Praise of Thy kakosesi tou viou. helping hand, O Maiden, for I
tous tin emin pantote psihin, dinos Boundless Mercies and Perish - drowning and engulfed by
piroumenin, os idor Compassions, which have ever life's misfortunes.
peridrosisantas? All’ O tis Sis cooled and refreshed my soul, ✞ Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas! ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us!
pronias ke tis evergesias, is aflame and tormented, O Lady,
afthonos aftos parapilvsa! and grievously wounded? Indeed
Pestasis ke thlipsis ke anagke evrosan Times of sorrows, necessity, trouble,
Thy Benefactions and Providence, me, Agni, ke simfore tou viou ke and misfortunes in life have found
O Maiden, are bestowed upon me pirasmi me pantothen ekiklosan. me, O pure Maiden; and from all
most abundantly. Alla prostithi mi ke antilavou mou ti sides temptations have encircled
Kratea sou Skepi. me; but as my Ally, and Thou
Protect me in Thine Almighty
GREAT PARAKLESIS - THEOTOKION
Shelter.
Diasoson, apo kindinon tous doulous Preserve and Save Thy servants, O ✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞Glory to the Father and the Son and
sou Theotoke, oti pantes meta Theo Theotokos, from every danger. To the Holy Spirit.
is se katafevgomen, os arrikton Thee, after God, we all flee for
Tihos ke Prostasian. Refuge as our Firm Rampart and En tes zales efevron se limena. En tes In distress I have Thee, O Maiden, as
our Protection. limes haran ke evfrosinin. Ke en tes my Haven, and in sorrows and grief
nosis tachinin voithian. Ken en tis Thou art my Joy and Gladness; and
Epivlepson, en evmenia Panimnite With Good Will, look upon me, O All- kindinis ristin ke prostatin en tis in all illness, Thou hast been my
Theotoke, epi tin emin halepin tou hymned Theotokos. Behold my piratiriis. quick Help, and Rescuer in perils,
somatos kakosin,ke iase tis psihis body's grievous infirmity, and Heal and in all temptations my
mou to algos. the cause of my soul's sorrow. Guardian and Protectress.
GREAT PARAKLESIS – ODE 5 – HIERMOS
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of
Ina ti me aposo apo tou prosopou Thou hast deprived me, and cast me, eonon. ages.
sou, to Fos to aditon, ke ekalipse the unfortunate one, far from Thou Amin Amen.
me to allotrion skotos ton dileon? Countenance; and the outer
All epistrepson me, ke pros to Fos darkness has enshrouded and Here, Throne Pirimorfe Kyriou! Hail, O fiery Throne of the Lord God!
ton entolon sou tas odous mou casts its gloom over me. Yet, now I Here, Thia ke Mannadohe stamen! Hail, O Sacred Vessel filled with
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✞Eleei ke Iktirmis, ke Filanthropia tou PRIEST ✞By the Mercy and katevthinon, deome. beseech Thee: convert and direct
me to the Light of Thy precepts, O
Monogenous Sou Iiou, meth ou Compassion, and Love of Thine
Lord my God.
Evlogitos I Sin to Panagio ke Agatho Only Begotten Son, with Whom
ke Zoopio Sou Pnevmati, nin ke ai Thou art Blessed, together with GREAT PARAKLESIS - ODE 5 - TROPARIA
ke is tous Eonas ton Eonon. Thine All-Holy and Life-giving Spirit, ✞ Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us.
now and ever, and to the Ages of
Ages. Efharistos Voo Si. Here, MitroParthene. As one who is grateful I cry out: Hail, O
Here, Thonimfe. Here, thia skpi. Virgin Mother! Hail, O Bride of God!
Amin PEOPLE Amen Here, oplon ke Tihos apothiton. Hail, O Holy Shelter! Hail, O
GREAT PARAKLESIS - ODE 7- THE HIERMOS Here, prostasie ke voithe ke Sotiria Weapon and Rampart Invincible!
Pedes Evreon en kamino katepatisan The
three Hebrew Children in the ton is Se prostrehonton ek Pisteos. Hail, Thou who art the Protection
and the Assistance and the
furnace trampled upon the flames
tin floga tharsaleos, ke is droson to
Salvation of all who hasten to Thee
with courage and great boldness;
pir metevalon, voontes. Evlogitos I,
with Faith!
Kyrie O Theos, is tous eonas. they turned fire to dew, and cried
out with a great voice: Blessed art ✞Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us.
Thou, O Lord our God, unto ages of I misountes me matin velemva ke xifi They who hate me without cause have
ages.
ke lakkon iitrepisan, ke epizitousi to made ready a Dart and a Sword
GREAT PARAKLESIS – ODE 7 - TROPARIA panathlion soma sparaxe mou, ke and Pit for me. My unfortunate
✞ Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas! ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us! katavivase pros gin, Agni, body do they seek to destroy and to
epizitousin. All ek touton, tear apart; and they seek to bring
Fos I tekousa, Theotoke, skotisthenta Illumine my way, for I am darkened profthasasa, Soson me. me into the depths of Earth, O Pure
me nikti amartimaton, fotagogison by the night of many sins, O One; but be quick and Save me
si, fotos ousa dohion to katharon ke Theotokos; for Thou brought forth from them!
amomon, ina potho os doxazo. the Light, and art Truly the
Blameless and Undefiled Vessel of ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father and the Son
Light; hence with Love do I Praise and the Holy Spirit.
Thee. Apo pasis anagkis, thlipseos ke nosou Thou Deliverest me from all need,
✞Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas! ✞Most Holy Theotokos Save us! ke vlavis me litrose. Ke ti si Dinami affliction and from all disease and
en ti Skepi sou filaxon atroton ek harm; and by Thy Power, Thou
Skepi genou ke Prostasie ke Antilipsis Be my Shelter and Protection and my pantos kindinou ke ex ehthron ton Preservest me Unwounded in Thy
ke Kafhima, Parthene, gimnothenti Help and Boast, O Virgin Theotokos. polemounton ke misounton me, Shelter, and from every Peril and
mi nin apasis vthias, avthiton All manner of help have I now Kori, Panimnite. Foes that hate and war against me
Dinamis ke Elpis apilpsmenon. been stripped naked of! O Strength hasten to Save me, O Maiden All-
of those bereft of Help! O Thou who hymned!
art the Hope of those without hope!
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞Glory to the Father and the Son and eonon. ages.
the Holy Spirit.
Amin Amen
Oli psihi ke diania ke kardia Se ke I praise Thee with all my soul and
hilesi Doxazo, apolafsas ton Son understanding, and with all my
Ti si Doron Prosaxo tis Efharistias, anth What Gifts of Thanksgiving shall I offer
Megalon Harismaton. All O tis Sis heart and my lips, having truly on per apilafsa ton Sin Dorimaton in Gratitude to Thee, O Maiden, for
hristotitos ke apiron Sou Thavmaton! enjoyed Thy many Benefactions. ke tis Sis ametritou hristotitos? Thy Boundless Goodness and the
Yet boundless art Thine unending Tigaroun doxazo, imnologo ke Favours and Gifts that I have
Goodness and Miracles! megalino, sou tin afanton pros me received from Thee? Hence, indeed
simpathian. I Praise Thee, and Glorify and
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of Magnify Thine Inexpressible
eonon. ages. Sympathy shown to me.
Amin Amen GREAT PARAKLESIS - THEOTOKION
Vleppson ileo ommati Sou ke Look upon me with Graciousness, and Diasoson, apo kindinon tous doulous Preserve and Save Thy servants, O
episkepse tin kakosin, in eho. Ke dispel the evil plight that besets me; sou Theotoke, oti pantes meta Theo Theotokos, from every danger. To
dinon simforon kevlavis ke and from grievous distress, harm, is se katafevgomen, os arrikton Thee, after God, we all flee for
kindinon ke pirasmon me Litrose, temptations, and perils Deliver me Tihos ke Prostasian. Refuge as our Firm Rampart and
ametrito Sou Elei. by Thine Infinite Mercy. our Protection.

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SUPPLICATORY PRAYERS
Epivlepson, en evmenia Panimnite With Good Will, look upon me, O All-
Theotoke, epi tin emin halepin tou hymned Theotokos. Behold my Soson O Theos ton Laon Sou, ke PRIEST O God, Save Thy people, and
somatos kakosin,ke iase tis psihis body's grievous infirmity, and Heal Evlogison tin Klironomian Sou. Bless Thine Inheritance;
mou to algos. the cause of my soul's sorrow. Episkepse ton Kosmon Sou en Elei ke Look upon Thy World with Mercy and
GREAT PARAKLESIS - ODE 6 – THE HIERMOS Iktirmis. Compassion;
Tin deisin ekheo pros Kyrion ke afto My petition, I pour out unto the Lord, Ipsoson keras Hristianon Orthodoxon, Praise the Orthodox Christians to
apangelo mou tas thlipsis, oti and unto Him do I proclaim all my ke katapempson ef imas ta elei Sou Glory, and shower us with Thine
kakon I psihi mou eplisthi, ke I Zoi
sorrows, for many woes fill my heart ta Plousia... Abundant Mercies...
mou to Adi prosingise. Ke deome, to its limits, and unto Hades my ...presvies tis Panahrantou Despinis ...through the Intercessions of our All-
os Ionas. Ek fthoras, O Theos, me whole life has now approached; imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Pure Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-
anagage. like Jonas I pray unto Thee: Raise Marias... Virgin Mary,
me up from corruption, O Lord my ...Dinami tou Timiou ke Zoopiou ...through the Power of the Precious
God Stavrou... and Life-giving Cross;
GREAT PARAKLESIS – ODE 6 - TROPARIA ...Prostasies ton Timion, Epouranion ...through the Protection of the
Dinamion Asomaton... Honourable, Heavenly Bodiless
✞Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us. Powers;
Ta nefi ton lipiron ekalipsan tin The storm clouds of grievous sorrows ...ikesies tou Timiou, Evdoxou, Profitou, ...of the Honourable, Glorious Prophet,
athlian mou psihin ke kardian, ke and distress shroud my unfortunate Prodromou ke Vaptistou Ioannou... the Forerunner John the Baptist...
skotasmon empiousi mi, Kori. All I heart and soul in affliction, and ...ton Agion Endoxon ke Panevfimon ...of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised
gennisasa Fos to aprositon with their gloom have filled me, O Apostolon... Apostles...
apelason tafta makran, ti empnevsi Virgin. Yet, since Thou brought ...ton en Agiis Pateron imon Megalon ...of our Holy Fathers the Great
tis Thias Presvies Sou. forth the Light Unapproachable, be Ierahon ke Ikoumenikon Hierarchs and Ecumenical
quick to drive them far from me Didaskalon, Vasiliou to Megalou, Teachers: Basil the Great, Gregory
with the Breeze of Thy Holy Grigoriou tou Theologou ke the Theologian, and John
Entreaties, O Maiden. Ioannou to Hrisostomou, Chrysostom; Athanasios and Cyril,
Athanasiou ke Kyrillou, Ioannou tou John the Merciful, Patriarchs of
✞Iperagia Theotoke Soson imas ✞ Most Holy Theotokos Save us. Eleimonos, Patriarchon Alexandria...
Paraklisin en tes thlipsesin ida ke ton A comfort Thou art to me in my Alexandrias...
noson iatron se ginosko, ke panteli distress, and I have Thee as a ...Nikolaou to en Myris, Spyridonos ...Nicholas of Myra, Spyridon Bishop of
sintrimmon tou thanantou ke Healer of all illness; Thou art the Episkopou Trimithountos, Ton TrimyThous, the Wonder-Workers;
potamon tis Zois anexantliton ke Most Perfect Destruction of Death; Thavmatourgon. Ton Agion of the Holy Glorious Great Martyrs
panton ton en simfores tahinin ke Thou art an Unfailing Fountain Endoxon Megalomartiron Georgiou George the Trophybearer,
oxian antilipsin. flowing with Life, and Speedy Help ton Tropeoforou, Dimitriou to Demetrios the Myrrh-flowing;
and Quick Support of all who suffer Myrovlitou, Theodorou to Tironos ke Theodore the Recruit and Theodore
misfortune, O Maiden. Theodorou tou Stratilatou.... the Commander...
...ton Ieromartiron Haralambous ke of the Holy Martyrs Charalambos and
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father and the Son
Eleftheriou.... Eleutherios...
and the Holy Spirit. ...ton Agion Endoxon ke Kallinikon ...of the Holy Glorious Triumphant
Ou kripto Sou ton vithon tou Eleous ke I shall not conceal the Ever-Flowing Martiron... Martyrs...
tin vrisin ton apiron Thavmaton, ke Spring of the Sympathy that Thou ...ton Osion ke Theoforon Pateron ...of our Pious and God-bearing
tin Pigin tin aenaon ontos, tis pros hast for me, O Lady, nor the Abyss imon... Fathers...
eme simathias Sou, Despina. All’ of Thine Infinite Mercy, nor yet the ...ton {….} of ... [the Saint of the Church];
apasin omologo ke voo ke Kiritto ke Fountain of Thy boundless ...ton Agion ke Dikeon Theopatoron of the Holy and Righteous Ancestors of
fthengome. Miracles; but ceaselessly do I cry Ioakim ke Annis... God, Joachim and Anna;
out and confess and declare and ...tou Agiou […] ke panton sou ton ...of Saint ...... whose memory we
proclaim them, O Maiden. Agion. celebrate today; and of all Thy
Saints...
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of
eonon. ages. Iketevomen Se Mone Polielee Kyrie, We beseech Thee Lord, Who alone art
epakouson imon ton amartolon All Merciful; hear the Prayers of us
Amin Amen. deomenon Sou ke Eleison imas. sinners and have mercy upon us.
Ekiklosan e tou viou me zale, osper The Turmoils of this life encircle me
melisse Kyrion, Parthene, ke tin like bees about a honeycomb, O Kyrie Eleison [12] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [12]
emin katashouse kardian, Virgin, and have seized and now
katatitroskousi veli ton thlipseon. hold my heart captive, and I am

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✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE ✞ Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory All evrimi Se Voithin ke Dioktin ke pierced with the stings of afflictions,
Ristin, Panahrante. O Maiden; yet be, O All-Holy One,
to Thee!
my Defender and Helper and
✶✶ MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND BOW DOWN TO GOD Rescuer.
GREAT PARAKLESIS - THEOTOKION
GREAT PARAKLESIS – DOXASTIHON – TONE 2 Diasoson, apo kindinon tous doulous Preserve and Save Thy servants, O
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father and the Son sou Theotoke, oti pantes meta Theo Theotokos, from every danger. To
and the Holy Spirit. is se katafevgomen, os arrikton Thee, after God, we all flee for
Tihos ke Prostasian. Refuge as our Firm Rampart and
✞ Pater, Loge, Pnevma, Trias I en ✞ O Father, Word, and Spirit, the our Protection.
Monadi, exalipson ta plithi ton Trinity in Unity: blot out the
emon egklimaton. multitude of my offences. Epivlepson, en evmenia Panimnite With Good Will, look upon me, O All-
Theotoke, epi tin emin halepin tou hymned Theotokos. Behold my
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of somatos kakosin,ke iase tis psihis body's grievous infirmity, and Heal
eonon. ages. mou to algos. the cause of my soul's sorrow.
Amin Amen. EKTENE - THE PETITIONS
GREAT PARAKLESIS – INTERCESSORY SUPPLICATIONS – TONE 2 Eleison imas O Theos, kata to Mega PRIEST Have mercy upon us, O God,
Tes tis Theotokou, Presvies, Eleimon, By the intercessions of the Theotokos, O Eleos Sou Deometha Sou according to Thy Great Mercy, we
exsalipson ta plithi ton emon Merciful One, blot out the multitude Epakouson ke Eleison. pray to Thee: Hear us and have
englimaton. of my offences. Mercy.
Eleimon, eleison me, O Theos, kata to Have mercy on me, O God, according Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Mega Eleos Sou, ke kata to plithos to Thy great Mercy; and according Eti deometha iper ton evsevon ke PRIEST Again we pray for Pious and
ton iktirmon Sou, exalipson to to the multitude of Thy Compassion Orthodoxon Hristianon. Orthodox Christians.
anomima mou. blot out my transgression.
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Tes tis Theotokou, Presvies, Eleimon, By the Intercessions of the Theotokos,
exsalipson ta plithi ton emon O Merciful One, blot out the Eti deometha iper tou Papa ke PRIEST Again we pray for our Pope &
englimaton multitude of my offences. Patriarhi imon THEODOROU ke tou Patriarch THEODOROS, and our
GREAT PARAKLESIS - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 Arhiepiskopou imon (Sergiou), ke Archbishop (Sergios) and all the
pasis tis en Hristo imon Adelfotitos. clergy and the laity in Christ
Mi katapistefsis me, anthropini Put me not into the hands of any
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Prostasia, Panagia Despina, ala human protection, O our Lady,
dexe deisin tou iketou Sou; thlipsis Most Holy, But do now receive the Eti deometha iper Eleous, Zois, Irinis PRIEST Again we pray for Mercy, Life,
gar ehi me, ferin ou Dinami, ton Prayers of Thy Supplicant; Sorrow Igias, Sotirias, episkepseos, Peace, Health, Salvation, Visitation,
demonon ta toxsevmata; Skepin ou has overtaken me, and I am Sighoriseos ke Afeseos ton amartion Pardon and Remission of the sins of
kektime, oude pou prosfigo O unable to withstand and bear the ton doulon tou Theou, ton efsevon the servants of God, all Pious and
athlios,pantothen polemoumenos demon’s darts; Shelter I do not ke Orthodoxon Hristianon, ton Orthodox Christians who reside and
ke paramithian ouk ehon plin have, nor a place to go, worthless katikounton ke parepidimounton visit in this City, the Members,
Sou, Despina tou kosmou, Elpis ke asI am; O Lady of humanity, the en ti Poli tafti, ton enoriton, Council members, Contributors,
Prostasia ton Piston, mi mou Paridis Shelter of the Faithful and their epitropon, sindromiton ke afironton and Benefactors of this Holy
tin Deisin, to simferon piison. Hope, do not reject my Prayers to tou Agiou Naou touto. Church.
Thee - do whatever Profits me. Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Oudis prostrehon epi Si, katishimenos No one who flees to Thee is turned
Eti deometha ke iper ton doulon tou PRIEST Again we pray for the servants of
apo Sou ekporevete, Agni Parthene away ashamed and empty, O Pure
Theou........ God......
Theotoke; al etite tin harin ke Virgin Theotokos, for we ask Thy
lamvani to Dorima, pros to simferon Favour and a Gift is received from THE PRIEST PRAYS THOSE FOR WHOM THE PARAKLESIS IS SUNG
tis etiseos Thee, according to our request. Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Metavoli ton thlivomenon, apalagi ton Thou art the Transformation and the
Oti Eleimon ke Filanthropos Theos PRIEST For Thou art a Loving and
asthenoundon, iparhousa, Cure of the afflicted and those in
iparhis, ke Si tin Doxan Merciful God, and unto Thee we
Theotoke Parthene, Soze Polin ke sickness, Theotokos. O Virgin, Save
Laon, ton polemoumenon i irini, ton Thy City and Thy People for Thou anapempomen, ✞ to Patri ke to Io ascribe Glory, ✞ to the Father, and
himazomenon i galini, i moni art the Peace of those in conflict, ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke to the Son, and to the Holy
Prostasia ton piston the Calm of those in turmoil, and is tous eonas ton eonon. Spirit, now and forever and unto
the only Protection of the Faithful. Ages of ages.

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Amin PEOPLE Amen THE HOLY GOSPEL
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
KONTAKION – TONE 2
Prostasia ton Hristianon akateohinte, O Protection of Christians who cannot Ke iper tou kataxiothine imas tis PRIEST Let us pray to the Lord our God
akroaseos tou Agiou Evangeliou, that we may be deemed worthy to
be put to shame, Thou art the most
Mesitia pros ton Piiton ametathete,
Kyrion ton Theon imon, iketefsomen hear the Holy Gospel
mi Paridis amartolon deiseon constant Mediation to the Creator.
O despise not the suppliant voices
fonas, alla profthason, os agathi, is Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
tin voithian imon, ton pistos of those who have sinned; but be Sofia! Orthi! Akousomen to Agiou PRIEST Wisdom! Arise, O believers: Let us
kravgzonton se. quick, O Good One, to come to our
Tahinon is
Evangeliou. hear the Holy Gospel.
aid, who in Faith cry to Thee:
Presvian ke spefson is ikesian I
prostatefousa ai, Theotoke, tonHasten to Intercede, and make Irini pasi! Peace be with you all.
imonton se. speedy Supplications, O Thou who Ke to pnevmati sou PEOPLE And with Thy spirit
always protects, O Theotokos, those
who honour Thee. Ek tou kata Loukan Agiou Evangeliou PRIEST The reading is from the Holy
FIRST ANTIPHON -THE HYMNS OF ASCENT – ANAVATHMOI – TONE 4 to anagnosma Gospel according to St Luke

Ek neotitos mou, pola polemi me pathi From the years of my youth, many Proshomen Let us be attentative
al aftos antilavou, ke Soson, Sotir passions combat me; but Thou, ✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE ✞Glory to Thee, O Lord: Glory
mou. (2) Who art my Saviour, assist me and to Thee!
Save me. [2]
I misoundes Sion, eshinthite apo tou Those who hate Zion shall be put to ✶✶ MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND BOW DOWN TO GOD
Kyriou; os hortos gar, piri esesthe shame by the Lord Almighty, for as
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST LUKE 10:38-42 & 11:27-28
apexirameni.(2) grass in the fire, theu shall all be
withered. [2] Egeneto de en to porevesthe aftous ke PRIEST At that time, Jesus entered a
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, aftos isilthen is komin tina; gini de certain village; and a certain
and to the Holy Spirit. tis onomati Martha woman named Martha welcomed
ipedexato afton is ton ikon aftis. Him into her house.
Agio Pnevmati, pasa psihi zooute, ke By the Holy Spirit,every soul is made
katharsi, ipsoute, lambrinete, ti living, is exalted, and made
Ke tide in adelfi kaliumeni Maria I ke And she had a sister called Mary, who
Triadiki Monadi, ierokrifios. shining through Purification, by the parakathisasa para tou podas tou also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His
Threefold Oneness, in a hidden Isou ikone ton logon aftou. word.
manner. I de Martha periespato peri pollin But Martha was distracted about
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of diakonian. Epistasa de ipe: Kyrie, much serving, and she
eonon. ages. ou meli si oti i adelfi mou monin me approached Him and said, "Lord,
katelipe diakonin? Ipe oun afti ina dost Thou not care that my sister
Amin Amen mi sinantilavite. has left me to serve alone?
Agio Pnevmati, anavlizi, ta tis Haritos, By the Holy Spirit, the Streams of Grace Therefore tell her to help me."
rithra, adrevonda apasan tin are flowing, watering, all of the Apokrithi de ipen afti O Isous: Martha, Answering her, Jesus said: "Martha,
ktisin, pros Zoogonia. Creation, granting Life upon it. Martha: merimnas ke tirvazi peri Martha, Thou art worried and
Mnisthisome tou Onomatos Sou en I shall remember Thy Holy Name from polla. Enos de esti hria. Maria de troubled about many things; but
pasi genea kai genea. generation to generation. tin agathin merida exelexato, itis One Thing is needed, and Mary
ouk aferethisete ap aftis.” has chosen that Good Part, which
Akouson Thigater ke ide ke klinon to Listen, O Daughter, and see, and shall not be taken away from
ous sou ke epilaThou tou laou sou incline thine ear, and forget Thy her.”
ke tou ikou tou patros sou ke people and Thy father’s house and
epithimisi o Vasilefs tou kalous sou. the King will desire Thy beauty.
...Egeneto de en to legin afon tafta ...It came to pass, as He spoke these
eparasa tis gini fonin ek tou ohlou things, that a certain woman from
Tou Onomatos Sou mnisthisome en I shall remember Thy Holy Name from ipen afto: Makaria i kilia vastasasa the crowd raised her voice and
pasi genea kai genea. generation to generation. se kemasti ousethilasas. said unto Him, "Blessed is the
womb that bore Thee, and the
breasts which nursed Thee!"
Aftos de ipe: “Memounge Makariii But He said, "More than that, Blessed
akountes ton Logon tou Theou ke are those who hear the Word of
filassontes Afton!” God and keep It!"

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