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Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns

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Festal Matins Hymns - Theophany
Kindly use the Service Book until this point, St Makarios
then carefully follow instructions with regard to these Hymns (Christians) having been Anointed
with the Ointment from the Tree of Life,
PSALM 117 /118
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY Jesus Christ, the Heavenly Plant,
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to are considered worthy to reach the Degree of Perfection
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the of the Kingdom,
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
and of the Adoption.
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
Indeed, they are Participators of the Mysteries
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but of the Heavenly King
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove and enjoy the Confidence of the Almighty..
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. ✶ They enter into His Palace,
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is where the Angels and Spirits of the Saints are,
Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 1 even while they are still in this world.
O Pimenikos Avlos tis Theologias Sou, The Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology Even though they have not yet entered
tas ton ritoron enikise salpingas. Os overpowered the trumpets of the into the full Inheritance prepared for them in that Age,
gar ta vathi tou Pnevmatos orators; for as Thou delved into the nevertheless, they are most certain because of the Pledge,
ekzitisanti, ke ta kalli tou fthegmatos Depths of the Spirit, so were Thou
prosetethi Si. Alla presvee Hristo to endowed with the Power of which they have already received (the Anointing),
Theo, Pater Grigorie, Sothine tas Eloquence. O Father Gregory, as if already Crowned and reigning.
psihas imon. Intercede with Christ our God, to
Save our soul. Nor are they surprised,
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, as though it were a strange and new thing,
and to the Holy Spirit that they are about to Reign with Christ,
O Pimenikos Avlos tis Theologias Sou, The Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology because of the abundance of Grace
tas ton ritoron enikise salpingas. Os overpowered the trumpets of the
and their childlike abandonment to the Spirit.
gar ta vathi tou Pnevmatos orators; for as Thou delved into the
ekzitisanti, ke ta kalli tou fthegmatos Depths of the Spirit, so were Thou That is because they enjoyed that Relish of Sweetness
prosetethi Si. Alla presvee Hristo to endowed with the Power of and that effective Working of Power while still in the flesh.
Theo, Pater Grigorie, Sothine tas Eloquence. O Father Gregory,
psihas imon. Intercede with Christ our God, to
Save our soul.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
eonon.
Amin. Amen

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THEOTOKION - TONE 4
Tou Gavriil fthegxamenou Si Parthene to When Gabriel uttered “Hail!” to Thee, O
‘Here!’ Sin ti foni Esarkouto O ton olon Virgin, with the Voice was the Lord
espotis, en Si ti Agia kivoto, os efi O of all Incarnated in Thee whom the
Dikeo David. Edihthis Platitera ton Holy Ark of old prefigured, as
Ouranon, vastasasa ton Ktistin Sou. Righteous David said. Thou carried
Doxa to enikisanti en Si! Doxa to Thy Creator and proved to be More

proelthonti ek Sou! Doxa to Spacious than the Heavens.  Glory


eleftherosanti imas, dia tou Tokou to Him Who Dwelt within Thee!
Sou. Glory to Him Who came forth
from Thee! Glory to Him Who has

St Gregory of Nyssa
SMALL LITANY  set us free through Thy Childbirth!
FIRST FESTAL KATHISMATA – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN - TONE 3
Thian Ellampsin kekliromenos, vion Thou received Divine Illumination, and
ailon exiskimenos, omonimo Ieratia Thou lived a Life transcending
We shall be Blessed with clear vision
dieprepss. Iperfios gar tranosas ta matter. Thy career in the Priesthood
if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ, Dogmata, Orthodoxia tin Pistin conformed to Thy name. For, by
for He is our Head, estirixas, Pater Osie, Hriston ton expertly explaining the Dogmas,
Theon iketeve, dorisasthe imin to Thou fortified the Divine Faith with
and there is in Him no shadow of evil. Mega Eleos. Orthodoxy. O Devout Father, pray
St Paul and all who have reached now to Christ our God, Entreating
Him to grant us His Great Mercy.
the same Heights of Sanctity
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
had their eyes fixed on Christ, ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
and so have all who live and move eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
and have their being in Him. Amin Amen
As no Darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by Light, THEOTOKION – TONE 3

so no trivialities can capture the attention Thias fiseos ouk ehoristhi, sarx When the Only Lord became Incarnate
genomenos en ti gastri Sou, alla in Thy Womb, He was not separated
of anyone who has his eyes on Christ. Theos enanthropisas memeniken, O from Divine Nature, but remained
Those who keep their focus upon the Head meta Tokon Mitera Parthenon Se, os God Who has assumed human
pro tou Tokou filaxas panamomon, nature, and after Birth, He kept Thee,
and Origin of the whole Universe
Monos Kyrios. Afton ektenos iketeve, His Mother, Virgin, All Blameless and
has them on Virtue in all its Perfection – dorisasthe imin to Mega Eleos. Pure, as before His Birth. To Him
they are focused on Truth, on Justice, on Immortality now fervently pray, Entreating Him
to grant us His Great Mercy.
and on everything else that is Good, SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN
for Christ is Goodness itself. TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Grigorisas to Logo tis Alithias Hristou, Thou were Watchful concerning the
tis Triados to Kratos etheologisas. Word of Truth of Christ. Thou
Tin Ariou dissevi ke paranomon, Theologised well on the Trinity’s
kakodoxian kathelon, os evsevias Might. As Champion and Chief of
aristefs, ke promahos Ierarha, Right Belief, Thou destroyed the
efotisas tous en skoti, tis agnosias lawless and impious heresy of Arius,
kathevdontas. O Holy Hierarch Gregory. Thou
Illumined those who were sleeping in
the Darkness of ignorance.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.

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Amin Amen “Ego ilthon ina Zoin ehosin ke “I Am come so that they might have
THEOTOKION perisson ehosin. Life, and so that they might have it
more abundantly.
Tis psihis mou ta pathi ta poliodina, ke Cure the onerous passions that plague
sarkos mou tas nosous en tahi iase, my sorry soul, O All Pure One, and “Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos: “I Am the Good Shepherd.
tas tou noos mou ektropas, stison Heal every ailment of my flesh. “O Pimin O Kalos tin Psihin Aftou “The Good Shepherd gives His Life for
Panamome. Ke en galini logismon, Arrest the straying of my mind, O All tithisin iper ton Provaton. the Sheep.
evhas prosferin kitharas, to Vasili ton Blameless One. And grant that I,
apanton, Axioson Theotoke, ke with quiet thoughts, may offer to the “O misthotos ke ouk on imin, ou ouk “But he that is a hireling, and not the
eetisthe ptesmaton afesin. King of all Pure and acceptable estin ta Provata idia, theori ton Shepherd, whose own the sheep are
Prayers, O Virgin Theotokos, and likon erhomenon ke afiisin ta not, sees the wolf coming, and
may request from God Forgiveness Provata ke fevgi. leaves the Sheep, and flees.
of sins. “Ke O likos arpazi afta ke skorpizi. “And the wolf catches them, and
THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – scatters the sheep.
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
“Oti misthotos estin ke ou meli afto “For the hireling flees, because he is a
Stilitevon tin planin ton dissevon, tas Thou exposed the delusion of those peri ton Provaton. hireling, and does not care for the
Grafas dianigon Theoprepos, who erred, and expounded the Sheep.
exepepsas Dogmata, iper mili Scriptures most piously, O Hierarch “Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos, ke ginosko “I Am the Good Shepherd, and know
idinonta, ton Piston tas kardias, safos worthy of admiration, transmitting
ta ema ke ginoskousi me ta ema. My Sheep, and Am known by My
axiagaste, ti triadi latrevin, en thus Dogmas sweeter than honey,
own.
Monadi Theotitos. Othen tou Sotiros, delighting Faithful hearts, teaching
tin morfin en ikoni proestisas all to adore the One Godhead in “Kathos ginoski me O Patir kago “As the Father knows Me even so
aspazesthe, shetikos to anthropinon. Trinity. Hence Thou advocated that ginosko ton Patera. Ke tin psihin know I the Father; and I lay down
Theologe Grigorie, presveve Hrsto to the Form of the Saviour in Icons, His mou tithmi iper ton Provaton. My Life for the Sheep.
Theo, to ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, Humanity, receive relative Worship. “Ke alla Provata Ego a ouk estin ek tis “And other Sheep I have that are not
tis eortazousi potho, tin Agian O Theologian Gregory: Intercede
ailis taftis. Kakina di me agagin, ke of this Fold; them also I must bring,
mnimin Sou. with Christ our God to grant
tis Fonis Mou akousousin, ke and they will hear My Voice; and
forgiveness of offences to those who
genisonte Mia Pimi, is Pimin. there will be one Flock and one
with longing, observe Thy Holy
Shepherd.”
Memory.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE ✞Glory to Thee, O Lord: Glory to
Thee!
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Amin Amen
THEOTOKION
Defte panta ta Ethni Theoprepos, tin Come, all Nations, and uttering Godly
Mitera tou panton Dimiourgou, Words to the Mother of Him Who
imnisomen legontes. Here Throne created all, let us offer Hymns of
Pirimorfe! Tou ton olon despozontos, Praise. Hail! As the Fiery Throne of
Iisou tou Pantanaktos! Here, Moni the One Who is Lord of all, yes! Of
Kyria, tou kosmou panahrante! Here, Jesus the King of all! Hail! Only Lady
to Doxion, tis Agias Trados, Patros, of the world, All Immaculate! Hail!
Iiou te ke Pnevmatos, to lampron ke Ever Virgin Mary and All Praised
akiraton, Mariam Aiparthene, Theotokos! Hail! For Thou art the
Theotoke Panimnite. Here, Pansemne bright, wholly Undefiled Vessel of
Nymphi iliostoliste! Here, panton the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and
hara ton imnounton Se! Holy Spirit – our God! Hail! O
Decorous Bride adorned with the
RESURRECTION EVLOGITARIA, TRISAGION
HYMN, THEOTOKION & SMALL LITANY
sun! Hail! O Joy of all who sing Thy
praise!

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SEASONAL KONTAKION - THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST PROKEIMENON – PSALM 48/49
(14 JANUARY – 9 FEBRUARY] - TONE 1
To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i meleti tis My mouth shall speak Wisdom, and
O Mitran Parthenikin Agiasas to Toko Thy Birth Sanctified a Virgin’s Womb kardias mou Sinesin. (2) the Meditation of my heart,
Sou, ke hiras tou Symeon Evlogisas os and properly Blessed the hands of Understanding.(2)
eprepe, profthasas ke nin esosas imas Symeon. Having now come and
Hriste O Theos. All’ irinefson en Saved us O Christ, our God, grant
STIHOS: Akousate tafta, panta ta VERSE: Hear this, all you Nations!
Ethni! Enotisasthe pantes i Hearken all you inhabitants of
polemis to politevma, ke krateoson Peace to Thy Commonwealth in
katikountes tin ikoumenin. the world!
Vasilis ous igapisas, O Monos troubled times and strengthen those
Filanthropos in authority, whom Thou Love, as To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i meleti tis My mouth shall speak Wisdom, and
the Only Lover of mankind. kardias mou sinesin. the Meditation of my heart,
PROKEIMENON – TONE 1 Understanding
FESTAL MATINS GOSPEL ACCORDING ST JOHN 10 : 1 - 9
To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i meleti tis My mouth shall speak Wisdom; and the THE HOLY SHEEPFOLD, THE DIVINE SHEPHERD
TO
AND THE REASON-ENDOWED FLOCK
kardias mou Sinesin. meditation of my heart,
Understanding. To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios pros tous At that time, our Lord Jesus said to the
elilithotas pros afton Ioudeous: Judeans: “Truly, truly, I say you,
Akousate tafta, panta ta Ethni! Hear this, all you people! “Amin, amin, lego iin: O mi he who does not enter the
THE EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE HEBREWS 7 : 26 – 8 : 2 iserhomenos dia tis Thiras is tin Sheepfold by the Door, but climbs
THE RULES OF PRIESTLY ORDERS
alin to Provton, alla anavenon up some other way, the same is a
Adelphi: ...tioutos imin eprepen Arhierfs, Brethren: ... such a High Priest was allahothen, ekinos kleptis esti ke thief and a robber.
Osios, Akakos, Amiantos, fitting for us, Who is Holy, Harmless, listis.
kehorismenos apo ton amartonlon ke Undefiled, separate from sinners, “O de iserhomenos dia tis Thiras “He Who enters by the Door is the
Ipsiloteros ton Ouranon genomenos, and has become Higher than the Pimin esti ton Provaton. Shepherd of the Sheep.
os ouk ehi kath’ imeran anagkin, Heavens – Who does not need daily –
osper i Arhieris - proteron iper ton as those High Priests – to offer up “Tou to O Thiroros anigi, ke ta “To Him the Doorkeeper opens, and
idion amartion Thisias anaferin, sacrifices, first for His own sins and Provata tis Fonis Aftou akoue. the Sheep hear His Voice.
epita ton tou Laou. then for those of the people. “Ke ta idia Provata kali kath’ onoma, “And He Calls His own Sheep by name
Touto gar epiisen efapax Eafton This He did once for all when He ke exagi afta. and leads them out.
anenegkas. offered up Himself. “Ke otan ta idia Provata ekali, “And when He brings out His own
O Nomos gar anthropous kathistisin The Law appoints as High Priests men emprosthen afton porevete. Sheep, He goes before them.
Arhieris ehontas asthenian, O Logos who have weaknesses, but the Word “Ke ta Provata afto akolouthi, oti idasi “And the Sheep follow Him, for they
de tis Orkomosias tis meta ton of the Oath, which came after the tin Fonin Aftou. know His Voice.
Nomon Iion is ton Eona Law, appoints the Son Who has been
Teteliomenon. Perfected forever. “Allotrio de ou mi akolouthisosin, alla “Yet they will by no means follow a
fevxonte ap’ aftou, oti ouk idasi ton stranger, but will flee from him, for
Kephaleon de epi tis legomenis: This is the main point of the things we allotrion tin fonin” they do not know the voice of
are saying: strangers.”
Tiouton ehomen Arhierea, os ekathisen We have such a High Priest, Who is Aftin tin parimian ipen aftis O Iisous - This illustration was used by Jesus, but
en Dexia tou Thronou tis Megalosinis seated at the right Hand of the ekini de ouk egnosan tina in a elali they did not understand the things
en tis Ouranis - ton Agion Litourgos Throne of the Majesty in the aftis. which He spoke to them.
ke tis Skinis tis Alithinis, in epixen O Heavens – a Minister of the
Kyrios, ke ouk anthropos. Sanctuary and of the True Ipen oun palin aftis O Iisous: “Amin, Jesus said to them again: “Truly, truly, I
Tabernacle, which the Lord erected, amin, lego imin: oti Ego Imi i Thira say to you: I Am the Door of the
and not mankind. ton Provaton. Sheep.
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 10 : 9 – 16 “Pantes osi ilthon pro emou, kelpte isi “All who ever came before Me are
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY ke liste, all’ ouk ikousan afton ta thieves and robbers, but the Sheep
To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios: “Ego Imi i At that time, our Lord Jesus Christ said: Provata. did not heed them.
Thira: di Emou ean tis iselthi “I Am the Door: by Me if anyone “Ego Imi i Thira. “I Am the Door.
Sothisete ke iselefsete ke exelefsete enters in, he shall be Saved, and
“Di’ emou ean tis iselthis, Sothisete, ke “If anyone enters by Me, he will be
ke nomin evrisi. shall go in and out, and find
pasture. iselefsete, ke eelefsete, ke nomin Saved and will go in and out and
evrisi.” find Pasture.”
“O kleptis ouk erhete i mi ina klepsi ke “The thief comes to steal and to kill,
thisi ke apolesi. and to destroy. PSALM 50/51

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INTERCESSORY HYMNS FOR DIVINE MERCY
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
and to the Holy Spirit ST GREGORY THEOLOGIAN - TONE 1
✞Tes TOU I ERARHOU Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of T HY H OLY Tin liran tou Pnevmatos, to ton ereseon With Theological Hymns, let us extol
exalipson ta plithi ton emon H IERARCH , O Merciful One, blot out Theristron, ke Orthodoxon idisma, the Harp of the Spirit, the Destroyer
egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions. ton defteron Epistithiaon, ton tou of heresies, the Delight of the
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Logou autoptin, tis dogmasi Orthodox, the secon Bosom
eonon. Ages. genomenon, ton sofon Arhipimena, Theologian, who became an
tis Ekklisias ta Theremmata, eyewitness of the Logos by his
Amin Amen Thologikis imnis prosipomen. Si i O Dogmas, the Wise Archpastor of the
Pimin O Kalos, O dous seafton Church’s Flock; and to him let us
✞Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of the Grigorie, os O Didaskalos Hristos, say: ‘Thou art the Good Shepherd, O
exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out iper imon, ke Sin Pavlo horevis, ke Gregory, who gave Thyself for us, as
egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions. presvies iper ton psihon imon. did Christ the Teach; and Thou stand
FESTAL IDIOMELON – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN in chorus now with Paul, and Thou
TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 Intercede on our behalf of our souls.
Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Have Mercy upon me, O God, Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Eleos Sou, ke kata to plithos ton according to Thy Great Mercy, and
eonon. Ages.
iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima according to the multitude of Thy
mou. Mercies, take away my offences. Amin Amen
Osie Trismakar, Agiotate Pater, O Pimin O Holy Thrice Blessed, All Holy Father, THEOTOKION
O Kalos, ke tou Arhipimenos Hristou Good Shepherd, and Disciple of ✞Amartolon tas deisis prosdehomeni, ke ✞ Since Thou accepts the Petitions of
Mathitis, O tithis tin psihin iper ton Christ the Chief Shepherd, Thou laid thlivomenon stenagmon mi parorosa, sinners and do not ignore the sighs
Provaton. Aftos ke nin Panevfime, down Thy Life for the Sheep. O All of the afflicted, O All Holy Virgin,
presveve to ex agnon lagonon Sou,
Theologe Grigorie, etise presvies Sou, Lauded Gregory the Theologian, pray Intercede with Him Who came from
sothine imas Panagia Parthene.
dorithine imin to Mega Eleos. for us, that by Thine Intercessions, Thine Undefiled Body, and Entreat
the Lord will grant us His Great GREAT DOXOLOGY Him to Save us.
PRAYERS FOR OUR SALVATION 
Mercy.
FESTAL KONTAKION –ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 3 FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 1
Theologo glotti Sou, tas simplokas ton With Thy Theological tongue having O Pimenikos avlos tis Thelogias Sou, tas The Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology
ritoron, dialisas endoxe, Orthodoxias unravelled the weavings of the ton ritoron enikise salpingas, os gar overpowered the trumpets of the
hitona, anothen exifanthenta tin Rhetors, Thou adorned the Church ta vathi tou Pnevmatos ekzitisanti, ke orators; for as Thou delved into the
Ekklisian, estolisas. On ke forousa, of Christ with the Garment woven ta kalli tou fthegmatos prosetethi Si. depths of the Spirit, so Thou were
from Above with Orthodox Dogmas. Alla presveve Hristo to Theo, Pater Endowed with the Power of
Sin imin krazi, tis Sis teknis. Heris
Vested with It, the Church, together Grigorie, sothine tas psihas imon. Eloquence. Father Gregory,
Pater, Theologias O Nous O
with us, Thy descendants, cries out: Intercede with Christ God, to Save
akrotatos. Hail! O Glorious Father! Thou art our souls.
the utmost Theological mind.
FESTAL IKOS – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 3
Ek tis Thelogikis, ke ipsilis Sofias Sou Fill my mind – poor and sorry – with
emplison mou ton noun, ton ptohon Thy Theological and Lofty Wisdom,
Festal Matins Hymns – St Gregory the Theologian
ke taleporon, opos animniso ton ion so that I may extol Thy Life, O
Sou Pater. Ou gar ishiso logon Father. For I will not be able to offer
prosaxe Si, imi Si parashis i logon ke Thee a word, unless Thou grant me FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 1
gnosin, ishin ke sinesin. Opos ek ton Eloquence and Knowledge, Ability
son ta Sa prosfero Si, ke ek tou and Understanding, so that I may O Pimenikos avlos tis Thelogias Sou, tas The Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology
ploutou ton areton Sou, ekithen eho offer Thee “... Thine own of Thine ton ritoron enikise salpingas, os gar overpowered the trumpets of the
aformas, ke Stefanoso tin septin ke own...” and from the Wealth of Thy ta vathi tou Pnevmatos ekzitisanti, ke orators; for as Thou delved into the
Agian Korifin Sou, Sin tis Pistis Virtues, I shall be able to Crown Thy ta kalli tou fthegmatos prosetethi Si. depths of the Spirit, so Thou were
anakrazon. Heris Pater, Theologias Splendid and Holy Head, and with Alla presveve Hristo to Theo, Pater Endowed with the Power of
O nous O akrotatos! the Faithful, cry out: Hail! O Grigorie, sothine tas psihas imon. Eloquence. Father Gregory,
Glorious Father! Thou art the Intercede with Christ God, to Save
utmost Theological mind! our souls.

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SYNAXARION – 25 JANUARY
O Theologos O Defteron ke Mystis, tis Mystic art Thou of Divine Illumination,
Thias ellampseos, O tis Triados and the second Theologian, and the Ti KE’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou en On the 25th day of this month we
fedros, ipografefs O tin arriton, ke Trinity’s Bright Secretary, O Gregory, Agiis Patros imon Grigoriou Commemorate our Father among
Thian fisin, iperfios didaskon as one who teaches on the Divine Arhiepiskopou Konstantinoupoleos tou the Saints, St Gregory the
Grigorie, ke nin tilavgesteron Nature and ineffable. So as Thou Theologou. Theologian, Archbishop of
epapolavon Theou, ton Se timonton more clearly now enjoy being with Constantinople.
mnimoeve. Ke ipermahi, tis Ekklisias, God, remember us all who honour Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day, we Commemorate our
in sinekrotisas. Sou gar O fthongos Thee, and be our Champion in the imon Poupliou. Righteous Father, St Publios of
epi panta, tis ikoumenis diilthe ta Defence of the Church Thou Syria.
perata, ekdidaskon Doxazin, tin organised. For as the Scripture
Triada Omoousion. states, Thy voice and words have
Ti afti imera, Mnimi Mnimi tou Osiou On this day we Commemorate our
Patros imon Mari. Righteous Father, St Mares of Syria.
gone forth to the ends of the
Universe, teaching all to give Glory Ti afti imera, i Agia Medouli, sin On this day, St Medula and those with
to the Consubstantial Trinity. tisinodia aftis, piri telioute. her were Perfected in Holy
Martyrdom by fire.
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute. Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day we Commemorate our
imon Dimitriou tou skevofilakos. Righteous Father, St Demetrios the
Geoponisas ti glossi Theigore, kardias Divinely Eloquent Father, when Thou Sacristan.
tes avlaxi sporon ton entheon, planted with Thy Tongue the Godly
Thelogias eploutisas, tis anotato, tis Seed in furrows of the heart, then to
Ti afti imera, O Osios Apollos en irini On this day our Righteous Father, St
Ekklisias apan to pliroma, entevthen the complement of the Church Thou telioute. Apollo of Egypt reposed in Peace.
zizania piri tou Pnevmatos, ta ton brought the Harvest of the sublime Tes afton Agiis presvies, O Theos, By their Holy Intercessions, O God,
ereseon eflexas, Filosofias, tis Theikis and richest Theology. With the eleison imas. have Mercy on us.
trefomenos eroti, Pater Pateron, ke Spirit’s Fire, from the Church Thou Amin Amen
Pimin Pimenon ke Doxa Piston, Iereon burntaway the thorny weeds of the
Fostir, Ikoumenis to kleos, heresies; and Thou were bred on the KATAVASIA OF THE MEETING/PRESENTATION - TONE 3
pammakariste Grigorie. Highest Love for Divine Philosophy, ODI 1 Herson avissotokon, pedon ilios, ODE 1 The sun once shone with its
Father of Fathers, and the Pastor of epepolefse pote. Osi tihos gar epagi, rays upon dry land in the midst of
Pastors, Bright Star of Priests, and ekaterothen idor, lao the deep. For the water on both
the Pride and Joy of the world, and pezopontoporounti, ke thearestos sides became firm as a wall while the
the Glory of the Faithful, Blessed melponti. Asomen to Kyrou. Endoxos people crossed the sea on foot,
Gregory. gar Dedoxaste. offering this song acceptable to God:
Let us sing to the Lord, for He has
Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; been greatly Glorified!
Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
ODI 3 To stereoma, ton epi si ODE 3 O Lord, the firm foundation of
pepithoton, stereoson Kyrie tin those who put their trust in Thee, do
the Lord.
Ekklisian, in ektiso, to Timio Sou Thou confirm the Church, which
To tis Sofias kratiri prospelasas, to To the proverbial mixing bowl of Emati. Thou hast purchased with Thy
Timion Stoma Sou, Pater Grigorie, Wisdom Thou put Thy Most Precious Precious Blood.
Theologias exintlisas to Thion nama, Mouth, O Father Gregory. Having
ODI 4 Ekalipsen Ouranous, i Areti Sou ODE 4 Thy Virtue, O Christ, has
ke tis Pistis afthonos metedokas, imbibed its Most Sacred Drink, to the covered the Heavens, for proceeding
Hriste. Tis kivotou gar Proelthon, tou
ereson efraxas rount ton Believer Thou hast imparted sublime Agiasmatos Sou, tis Afthorou Mitros, forth from the Ark of Thy
psiholethron, ton vlasfimias Theology. And Thou stemmed the en to Nao tis Doxis Sou, ofthis os Sanctification, from Thine Undefiled
anameston, os kivernitin, evre ke gar soul-corrupting course of heresies, vrefos agkaloforoumenos, ke eplirothi Mother, Thou hast appeared in the
Se Pnevma to Agion, aposovounta ke for it was brimming with ta panta, tis Sis Eneseos. Temple of Thy Glory as an Infant in
elavnonta, os anemon pnoas, blasphemies. The Holy Spirit indeed arms, and the whole world has been
dissevon tas ormas, en Monadi found Thee as the Pilot of the Ship, filled with Thy praise.
ousias, tin Triada katangellonta. scarring away and driving back 5 In a figure Isaiah saw God upon
assaults of the impious as if but
ODI 5 Os iden Iseas simvolikos, en ODE

Throno epirmeno Theon, ip Angelon a Throne, lifted up on high and


gusts of wind; for in Monad of borne in triumph by Angels of Glory;
Doxis Doriforoumenon, O talas!
Essence Thou proclaimed the Holy Evoa, ego! Pro gar idon and he cried: “Woe is me! For I have
Trinity. Somatoumenon Theon. Fotos seen beforehand God made Flesh,
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evening and King of Peace.” viou erritorefsas, O Grigorie Makar. Thou delivered orations on the
ODI 6 EvoiseSi, idon O Presvis, tis ODE 6 The Elder,
having seen with his Ke nin Theos, en methexi pelon ti Saints’ Lives and Martyrdoms, O
ofthalmis to Sotirion, O lais epesti. Ek eyes the Salvation that has come to pros to Thion, Sozis kame ke dehio, Gregory Thrice-Blessed. Now, being
Theou Hriste:, Si Theos mou. the people, cried aloud to Thee: “O ses skines Theologe. Godlike by participation in God, I
Christ Who comes from God: Thou pray Thee: Save me and take me into
art my God.” Thy Dwellings, O Theologian.
THEOTOKION
ODE 7 O
Word of God Who in the
ODI 7 Se
ton en piri drosisanta, Pedas
midst of the Fire hast dropped Dew Meta tis Theomitors, ke Parthenou Standing with Her who bore our God,
Theologisants, ke parthenon akirato upon the Children as they Marias, ke Vasiliou Pansofe, parestos Mary, the Holy Virgin, before the
enikisanta, Theon Logon imnoumen, discoursed on things Divine, and tou Megalou, ti aprosito Triadi, tin unapproachable Trinity, there with
efsevos melodountes. Evlogitos O who hast taken up Thy dwelling in Irinin to kosmo, to Vasili ta tropea, ke Basil the Great art Thou, O All Wise
Theos, O ton Pateron imon. the Pure Virgin: Thee do we praise imin Sotirian, Presveve nin, tis One. Together Intercede now for
as with piety we sing: “O God of our anevfimousi Se Theologe, Arhirev lasting Peace throughout the world
Fathers, Blessed art Thou!” Grigorie, Ritor tis Ekklisias. Victories to our Rulers; whereas for
8 ✞We praise, we Bless and we
us who extol Thee, Gregory the
ODI 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE
Theologian, Orator of the Church of
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion worship the Lord!
Christ, may we obtain Salvation.
Astekto piri enothentes, i theosevias Standing together in the unbearable fire LAUDS: THE PRAISES TO GOD - PSALM 148
proestotes Neanei. Ti flogi de mi yet not harmed by the flame, the PRAISES TO THE LORD FROM ALL C REATION
Children, Champions of Godliness,
lovithentes, Thion Imnon emelpon.
sang a Divine Hymn: O All you
Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
Evlogiete panta ta Erga ton ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Kyrion, ke iperipsoute is pantas tous Works of the Lord: Bless the Lord and
Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
eonas! exalt Him above all forever!
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
MAGNIFICAT 
Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
KATAVASIA OF THE 9TH ODE – OF THE PRESENTATION Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Theotoke, i Elpis panton ton O Virgin Theotokos, Thou Hope of all Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
Hristianon, Skepe, Frouri, Filatte Christians, Protect, Watch over and LAUDS FESTAL STIHERA-ST GREGORY THEOLOGIAN – TONE 4
LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!
tous Elpizontas is Se Guard all those who put their Hope
in Thee. Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;praise
En Nomo Skia ke grammati, tipon In the Shadow and the letter of the Law, Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of
katidomen i Pisti. Pan arsen, to tin let us, the Faithful, discern a figure: Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty.
mitran dianigon, Agion Theo. Dio every male child who opens the Diatemon Ton tou grammatos Si When Thou had cut through the dark
Prototokon Logon Patros Anarhou womb shall be Sanctified to God. gnofon, isedis to pnevmati pros Fos cloud of the letter, in spirit Thou
Iion, Prototokoumenon Mitri, Therefore, we Magnify the First Born
iperteron, ke tin ekithen dexamenos penetrated to the Highest Light.
epirandro, Megalinomen Word and Son of the Father Without
Fotohisian, Theologoias pantas There was the Heavenly Radiance;
Beginning, the First Born Child of a
SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO GOD  eploutiss, Grigorie Pansofe, tis hence Thou received it, and with
Mother who had not known man.
Ekklisias Fostir. Tes astrapes de ton Theology Thou enriched us all; O
FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN - TONE 2
Logon Sou, skotodi nefi, ta ton Gregory, the Luminary of the Church
Monada trisipostaton, ke Triada telian, Thou taught that we should all adore ereseon apemiosas. Othen avlizi of Christ. And by Thy Discourses
en Mia ti Theotiti Pansofe Theologe, the Tri-Hypostatic Monad, which is entha ihos, eortazonton Angelis Blinding Light, Thou dissipated the
edidaxas proskinisthe, Fos ipon ton Perfect Trinity, in Divinity Single, O sinomilos, iketevon apafstos tou darkened clouds of impious
Patera, ke ton Iion Fos Avthis te Fos Most Wise Theologian, saying: Ligh is Sothine tas psihas imon. heresies. Henceforth, Thou dwell in
to Agion Pnevma, alla en Fos, ameres the Father, Light is the Son and Light Angels’ company, where the sound is
asighiton, is Theos gar, tranon to again is the All Holy Sp[irit, and yet of those keeping Festival; and Thou
Omoousion, O Grigorie Makar. one Light, Undivided, Unconfused; pray without ceasing to the Lord that
for God is One. Thus Thou He will Save our souls.
proclaimed, O Gregory, the
Omoousian Doctrine. Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
Ipsigoria hromenos, son dogmaton Thou employed Thy grandiloquence of
harp.
pansofos, tranos etheologimsas, to Thy Dogmas most wisely to publicly
aporriton vathos, ton tou Hristou Theologise about the secret depths
Mytirion, ahtlous te ton Agion, ke of the Mysteries of the Lord Christ.

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