You are on page 1of 6

THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MARK 5: 24 – 34

THE FAITH OF ST VERONICA & THE RAISING OF JAIRUS’ DAUGHTER

To kero ekino, ikolouthi to Iisou ohlos At that time, a great multitude followed
polis, ke sinethlivon afton. our Lord Jesus and thronged Him.
Ke Gyni tis ousa en risi ematos eti And a certain Woman had a flow of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
dodeka, ke polla pathousa ipo pollon blood for twelve years, and had
Iatron, ke dapanisasa ta par’ eaftis suffered many things from many Archdiocese of Good Hope
panta, ke miden ofelithisa, alla Physicians, and had spent all that
mallon is to hiron elthousa. she had and was no better but rather
grew worse.
Akousasa eri tou Iisou, elthousa en to When she heard about Jesus, she went
ohlo opisthen, ipsato tou imatiou
Aftou.
behind Him in the
touched His garment.
crowd and
Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns
Elege gar: “Oti kan ton iamation Aftou She thought: “If only I may touch His USED TOGETHER WITH THE SERVICE BOOKS
apsome, sothisome.” garment, I shall be made well.”
Ke evtheos exiranthi i pigi tou ematos
aftis, ke egno to somati, oti Iate apo
tis mastigos.
And iImmediately the source of her
bleeding dried up and she felt in her
body that she was Healed of the
26 July
St Paraskeve of Rome
affliction.
Ke evtheos O Iisous - epingnous en Eafto And Jesus - immediately knowing in
tin ex Aftou Dinamin exelthousan - Himself that Power had gone out of
epistrafis en to ohlo, lelege: “Tis Mou Him - turned around in the crowd V IRGIN M ARTYR & M IRACL E W ORKE R
ipsato ton imation?” and asked: “Who touched My Also the Feast of S T H E R M O L A O S , S T H E R M I P P O S & S T H E R M O C R A T E S , H I E R O M A R T Y R S
garment?” O F N I K O M E D I A St Jacob Netsvetov, Enlightener of Alaska –– St Moses the
Ke elegon afto i Mathite Aftou: “Velpis And His Disciples said to Him: “Thou Hungarian of Kiev Near Caves Monastery – St Gerontios, Venerable Founder of
ton ohlon sinthlivonta Se, ke legis: see the multitude thronging Thee the Skete of St Anne on Mount Athos – St Sava III of Serbia
‘Tis mou ipsato?’” and Thou ask ‘Who touched Me?’”
Ke perievlepeto idin tin touto piisasan. And He looked around to see her who
had done so.
I de Gyni, fovithisa ke tremousa, idiia O The woman, fearing and trembling,
gegonen ep’ afti, lithe ke prosepesen knowing what had happened to her,
Afto, ke ipen Afto pasan tin Alithian. went and fell down before Him and
told Him the whole truth.
O de ipen afti: “Thigater, i Pistis Sou He said to her: “Daughter, your Faith
sesoke Se. Ipage is Irnin, ke isthi has made you well. Go in Peace,
Igiis apo tis mastigos Sou.” and be Healed of your affliction.”

By the Grace of God Our Eternal Our Eternal Gratitude to Pater Seraphim Dedes & all the contributing
COMPILED, ADAPTED, EDITED & PRINTED BY MARGUERITE PAIZIS Translators for the Greek & English texts that make our Worship much easier to
ARCHONDISSA & TEACHER BY DIVINE GRACE
understand, to participate and to appreciate.
GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA & ALL AFRICA
ARCHDIOCESE OF GOOD HOPE Glory to God for His Great Mercy!
HOLY CHURCH OF THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD www.agesinitiatives.com
PORT ELIZABETH
PO BOX 28348 - SUNRIDGE PARK – 6008 - REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
marguerite.paizis@gmail.com or http://www.scribd.com/ writers4574

RE-EDITED & RE-PUBLISHED - 03 JUNE 2018

NOT FOR MATERIAL PROFIT

12. M AT L IT H YM NS - S T P ARASKEVE OF R OME - 26 JUL Y


St Paraskevi of Rome ke spefson is ikesian, i prostatevousa
ai, Theotoke, ton Timonton Se.
speed up Thine Intercession, and
present Thy Supplication, O
Theotokos who always Protects all
St Paraskevi was born in a village near Rome during the reign of Emperor Hadrian RETURN TO THE LITURGY SERVICE BOOK those who Honour Thee!
(117-138) to pious Christians - St Agathonikos (Agathon) and St Politea – who had 
prayed fervently for a child. FESTAL PROKEIMENON – PSALM 67/68 – TONE 4
When God finally Blessed them, they named their daughter in honour of Friday -
Paraskevi ("F RIDAY " O R "P REPARATION " I N G REEK ) – the Day of our Lord’s Great Thavmastos O Theos en tis Agiis Aftou. Wondrous is God in His Saints.
Suffering and Crucifixion. En Ekklisies Evlogite ton Theon, Kyrion In the Congregations Bless God – The
St Paraskevi received an excellent secular and Spiritual Education. She was a very ek Pigon Israil. Lord from the Fountain of Israel
good Philosopher and she often conversed with other women concerning our THE EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE GALATIANS 3 : 23 – 4 : 5
True Faith and tried to Enlighten them accordingly with Christ’s Divine Truth. OUR ADOPTION AS CO-HEIRS WITH CHRIST THROUGH OUR FAITH AND HOLY BAPTISM
Many distinguished families wanted this beautiful, educated and rich woman to
marry their sons. Her understanding and kindness made her even more Adelphi, pro tou elthin tin Pistin ipo Brethren: before Faith came, we were
desirable. However, having a Higher Goal in life, St Paraskevi rejected all Nomon - efrouroumetha kept under guard by the Law – kept
marriage proposals. sigkeklismeni is tin mellousan Pistin for the Faith that would afterward be
When St Paraskevi was 20 years old, both her parents died 1eaving her as the sole apokalifthine. revealed.
heir to the family fortune. Filled with the Love of Christ and profound Faith, she
sold all her worldly possessions and used the money to relieve human suffering. Oste O Nomos Pedagogos imon - Therefore, the Law was our Tutor - to
A portion of her inheritance supported a home for Reverent Virgins (Nuns) who gegonen is Hriston, ina ek Pisteos bring us to Christ, so that we might
stayed in a Kenobion - a type of commune like a contemporary Monastery – Dikeothomen. be Justified by Faith.
where they prayed and Fasted, and fulfilled all types of charitable works, Elthousis de tis Pisteos ouketi ipo After Faith has come, we are no longer
including the teaching of Christ’s Salvation to Hebrew and pagan women.
pedagogon semen. under a Tutor.
St Paraskevi left Rome at the age of 30 to fufil her Holy Mission. Passing through
many cities and villages, she preached our Faith while caring for the sick and Pantes gar ii Theou este dia tis Pisteos en You are all sons of God through Faith
the destitute, despite the intense persecution of Christians by both Jews and Hristo Iisou. in Christ Jesus.
Romans.
Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161) ruled Rome at this time, but he did not execute
Osi gar is Hriston Evaptisthite, Hriston For as many of you as were Baptised
Christians without a trial and tried to protect them against the blind mania of enedisasthe. into Christ have put on Christ.
fanatical Jews and Romans, even though anyone could be arrested and tried if Ouk eni Ioudeos oude Ellin; ouk eni There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is
another citizen lodged a formal complaint against them. Eventually, however, doulos oude eleftheros; ouk eni arsen neither slave nor free; there is
Emperor Antoninus had to repeal this law due to many disasters which had ke thili. neither male nor female.
befallen Rome and which were blamed on the Christians by their enemies.
Strong in Faith, well educated and eloquent, St Paraskevi spoke persuasively to her Pantes gar imis is este en Hristo Iisou. You are all one in Christ Jesus.
fellow Roman citizens, leading them from Judaism or idolatry to Faith in Christ. I de imis Hristou, ara tou Avraam If you are Christ’s then you are
Eventually, her Holy Mission was brought to the attention of the Emperor when
sperma, este ke kat’ Epangelian Abraham’s seed, and Heirs according
she had returned to Rome and several Jews had filed complaints against her.
Klironomi. to the Promise.
Emperor Antoninus summoned St Paraskevi to his palace to question her and being
attracted by her beauty and Humility he gently tried to persuade her to Lego de, ef’ oson hronon O Klironomos - I say that the Heir – as long as he is a
renounce her Faith, even offering to marry her and make her his Empress. nipios estin - ouden diaferi doulou, child – does not differ at all from a
To his utter astonishment, St Paraskevi politely rejected all his offers and steadfastly kyrios panton on, alla ipo Epitropous slave, although he is master of all,
remained true to Christ, which angerd the Emperor to such a degree that he esti ke Ikonomous ahri tis but is under Guardians and Stewards
wanted to break her down by means of the most cruel torture. prothesmias tou Patros. until the time appointed by the
So she was arrested and handed over to the brutality of the executioners, who Father.
forced a steel helmet lined with nails upon her head, which they then
compressed with a vice. But it had no effect on St Paraskevi and such a Divine Outo ke imis - ote imen nipii - ipo ta Even so, we – when we were children –
Miracle caused many of the witnesses to accept Christ as their Lord and Saviour. stihia tou kosmou imen dedoulomeni. were in bondage under the elements
Thrown into prison, St Paraskevi besought God to give her the Strength to face the of the world.
terrors that awaited her.
The following day her Martyrdom continued. She was hung by her hair while her
Ote de lithe to pliroma tou hronou, When the fullness of time had come,
Exapestilen O Theos ton Iion Aftou - God sent forth His Son – Born of a
hands and arms were burnt with flaming torches yet although she suffered
greatly, she refused to submit to their demands to renounce Christ. Her frustrated Genomenon ek Gynekos, Genomenon Woman, Born under the Law - to
torturers then immersed her in a large cauldron of boiling oil and tar, but they ipo Nomon - ina tous ipo Nomon Redeem those who were under the
were shocked to see that St Paraskevi stood calmly in it as if being refreshed Exagorasi, ina tin Iiothesian Law, that we might receive the
rather than being burnt alive. apolavomen. Adoption as sons.
The Emperor thought that she was using sorcery to keep the oil and tar cool so that
it did not harm her so he approached the cauldron only to be blinded by the
boiling hot steam and searing emissions of the bubbling tar. In extreme pain
and being terrified by what he had witnessed, the mighty Emperor begged St
2. M AT LI T HY M NS - S T P ARASKEV E OF R OME - 26 J ULY M AT L IT HY M NS - S T P ARASKE VE OF R OME - 26 JUL Y 11.
THEOTOKION Paraskevi to heal him. Whereupon she prayed to Christ to have Mercy on her
persecutor before saying to Antoninus: “Emperor, the Christian God is healing
Tin pasan Elpida mou is Se anatithimi, O Mother of God: I have committed my you from the blindness that was given to you as a punishment”.
Mitir tou Theou, filazo me ipo tin every Hope wholly to Thee. Keep me As the Emperor regained his sight, he was deeply humbled by the Great Miracles he
Skepi Sou. under Thy Shelter. had experienced – and also utterly grateful for his healing – so he immediately
freed St Paraskevi and permitted her to continue her Holy Mission. He also put
GREAT DOXOLOGY  an end to all persecutions against Christians throughout the Roman Empire.
MENAION-FESTAL APOLYTIKION -ST PARASKEVE OF ROME – TONE 1 Thus it became very clear to everyone – especially Christians - that St Paraskevi has
received the Gracious Gift of Intercessory Prayers for the healing of those with
Tin spoudin Sou ti klisi katallilon, Thy Diligence corresponded to Thy visual ailments, which continues to this very day.
ergasameni feronime, tin omonimon name, O Paraskeve, which denotes This peaceful period was brief for after Emperor Antoninus' death in 161, a plague
Sou Pistin is katikian keklirose, preparedness. Through Faith Thou broke out throughout the Roman Empire, which the pagans claimed to be a sign
Paraskeve Athlofore. Othen proheis inherited the Promised Dwelling that from their gods that that they were angered by the tolerance of Christianity.
iamata, ke Presvevis iper ton psihon was prepared for Thee, O Prize- Consequently, Emperor Antoninus' successor, Marcus Aurelius (161-180), changed
imon. winning Martyr. Therefore Thou the laws dealing with "non-believers" and the terrible, brutal persecutions
pour out Cures and Healings, and against Christians were resumed.
Thou Intercede on behalf of our Despite these dangers, St Paraskevi persevered in her Missionary Endeavours,
souls. spreading the loving, salvific Holy Gospel of Christ wherever she travelled, until
by authority of Emperor Aurelius, the Provincial Eparchs, Asclepius and Tarasios,
ordered the arrest of St Paraskevi.
Refusing their demands to offer sacrifices to pagan gods, St Paraskevi was thrown
into a snake pit and as she made the Sign of the Cross over the dangerous

Festal Divine Liturgy Hymns– St Paraskeve


serpent, it immediately perished.
Governor Asclepius had heard of the previous Miracles concerning St Paraskevi,
and he realized that a Great and Mighty Power guarded her so he decided to
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW grant her freedom,
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
Furthermore, he and his entire court were converted to Christianity, joyfully
SMALL ENTRANCE HYMNS accepting Holy Baptism.
Governor Tarasios, however, was far less tolerant – and upon his orders, St
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST PARASKEVE OF ROME Paraskevi was siezed, tied up and viciously beaten, after which she was
imprisoned, with a huge, heavy rock placed on her chest to slowly suffocate her.
Tin spoudin Sou ti klisi katalilon, Thy diligence corresponded to Thy However, having ceaselessly prayed to Christ to grant her the Strength to endure
ergasameni feronime, tin omonimon name, O Paraskeve, which denotes her ordeal, she once again, by the Grace of God, survived.
Sou Pistin is katikian keklirose, preparedness. Through Faith Thou Then St Paraskevi was taken to the Temple of Apollo, while everyone praised the
Paraskevi athlofore. Othen proheis inherited the Promised Dwelling that arrogant Governor Tarasios, for having (supposedly) succeeded in ‘breaking
iamata, ke presvis iper ton psihon was prepared for Thee, O Prize- the Faith’ of St Paraskevi so that she was ready to offer the necessary homage to
imon. winning Martyr. Therefore Thou their lifeless idols.
pour out Cures and Healings, and However, upon entering the temple, the Great Holy Martyr raised her hand and
Thou Intercede on behalf of our made the Sign of the Cross, whereupon an extremely loud, deafening noise was
souls. heard as all the idols in the temple exploded into dust! The terrified priests and
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – THE HOLY MARTYRS – TONE 4 idolaters dragged her from the altar, beat her, and pushed her out of the temple
and they demanded her immediate execution by beheading.
I Martyres Sou, Kyrie, en ti athlisi afton, Thy Martyrs, O Lord, were worthily As it was customary to grant the condemned a last wish, St Paraskevi asked to be
Stefanous ekomisanto tis afharsias, awarded by Thee the Crowns of left alone for a few moments so that she might pray for the last time. After a
ek Sou tou Theou imon. Shontes gar Incorruption, in that they Contested while the executioners returned and beheaded her by sword.
tin ishin Sou, tous tyrannous for Thou, our Immortal God. Since Many Healing Miracles throughout the ages have continued to occur as a result of
kathilon, ethrafsan ke demono, ta they possessed Thy Power, they St Paraskevi’s Intercessory Prayers.
anishira thrasi. Afti tes ikesies, Hriste defeated the tyrant, dashing the By mere contact with her grave and her Sanctified Holy Relics, cripples have been
O Theos, Soson tas psihas imon. demons’ powerless displays of able to walk, the demonised have returned to full health and the infertile have
defiance. O Christ our God, at their borne healthy children.
Fervent Entreaties, Save our soul. Most significant of all, having restored the sight of the Roman Emperor Antoninus
SEASONAL KONTAKION –OUR LADY THEOTOKOS - TONE 4 Pius so many centuries ago through her Intercessory Prayers of Compassion, St
Paraskevi continues to Intercede for all those who have diverse serious problems
Prostasia ton Hristianon akateskhinte, O Protector of the Christians with their eyes.
mesitia pros ton Piitin ametathete, mi Unashamable, Mediator to the Her Holy Relics were eventually transferred to Constantinople, where they continue
Paridis, amartolon Deiseon fonas, Creator Immovable, despise not, the to be venerated by the Faithful.
alla profthason os Agathi, is tin pleading voices of those in sin, but
Voithian imon, ton Pistos hasten O Good One, to the Aid of all
kravgazonton Si: Tahinon is Presvian, of us, who in Faith cry out to Thee:

10. M AT L IT H YM NS - S T P ARASKEVE OF R OME - 26 JUL Y M AT L IT HY M NS - S T P ARASKE VE OF R OME - 26 JUL Y 3.


Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
Festal Matins Hymns– St Paraskeve of Rome harp.
En tes avles tou Kyriou, horovatousa Dancing in Chorus in Heaven and in
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
semni, ama Parthenis Martis, tes the Courts of the Lord with those
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS fronimis ekines, ekithen ekomiso renowned Wise Virgnes, O Devout
PSALM 117 /118 Harin Sofi, tou iasthe nosimata, Holy Martyr, Most Wise Paraskeve,
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY apodiokin te pnevmata mysara, ek Thou were granted Grace from the
ton Pisti prosionton Si. Lord to Cure illnesses, and to expel
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to the unclean spirits and to Heal those
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the who came to Thee for this, with
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord! Faith.
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good; Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶ Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute.
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but Rixasa kratos tyrannon, atheotaton Thou dashed the might of the godless
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove semni, ke pros Theon tas vasis, impios kings to the ground, and
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. ✶ anathisa Parthen, oudolos eptoithis, unto God, O Virgin, Thou directed
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is oute krousmon, molivdinon sfiron, Thy footsteps. Therefore, Thou were
Marvellous in our eyes. ✶ oute pir, oute xesmus ton sarkon Sou, not frightened by the lead hammers
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – HOLY MARTYRS & ST PARASKEVI oute pir, oute xesmous ton sarkon pounding Thee, nor the fire, nor by
Sou, oute vrasmon, ton leviton, oute the scraping of Thy body, nor by the
I Martyres Sou, Kyrie, en ti athlisi afton, Thy Martyrs, O Lord, were worthily xifous sfagin. heat of the cauldron, nor the death
Stefanous ekomisanto tis aftharsias, awardedby Thee, Crowns of by sword.
ek Sou tou Theou imon. Shontes gar Incorruption, in that they contested
tin ishin Sou, tous tyrannous kathilon, for Thee, our Immortal God. Since Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
ethrafsan ke demonon, ta anishira they possessed Thy Power, they Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
Thrasi. Afton tes ikesies, Hriste O defeated the tyrants, dashing the Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
Theos, Soson tas psihas imon. demons’ powerless displays of the Lord.
defiance. O Christ God, at their Askisi proin to soma, tixasa Endoxe, to Firstly, Thou wore out Thy body with
Fervent Entreaties, Save our souls. defternon Athlisi, stomothisa tin Ascetic Feats, O Fair Virgin, then
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, frena, tis pasin anedihthis, Martis Thou hardened Thy resolve in the
and to the Holy Spirit Hristou, Ouranohalkevton fasganon, Contest. Thus, O Holy Glorious
osper hrisos en honia dokimasthen, Martyr of Christ, Thou became like a
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST PARASKEVE – TONE 1
tes ekies Kalliparthene. Holy Sword wrought in Heaven, like
Tin spoudin Sou ti klisi katalilon, Thy diligence corresponded to Thy gold smelted and refined by the
ergasameni feronime, tin omonimon name, O Paraskeve, which denotes tortures Thou endured for God.
Sou Pistin is katikian keklirose, preparedness. Through Faith Thou ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Paraskevi athlofore. Othen proheis inherited the Promised Dwelling that and to the Holy Spirit
iamata, ke presvis iper ton psihon was prepared for Thee, O Prize-
ST PARASKEVE OF ROME - TONE 2
imon. winning Martyr. Therefore Thou
pour out Cures and Healings, and En Poli tou Theou imon, en Ori Agio In the City of our God, in His Holy
Thou Intercede on behalf of our Aftou, eki kateskinosen i Agia, tin Mountain, St Paraskevi made her
souls. Lampada asveston tirisasa. dwelling, and she kept her lamp
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Akousomen tis Parthenou egkomion. from going out. Hear the Praise of
eonon. ages. O Parthenia, Naos Theou! O this Virgin: O Virginity, the Temple
Parthenia, Martyron Doxe! O of God! O Virginity: the Glory of the
Amin Amen Parthenia, Angelon simmetohe! Martyrs! O Virginity: the partner of
THEOTOKION – TONE 1 Angels!
Tou Gavriil fthegxamenou Si Parthene When Gabriel uttered: ’Hail!’ to Thee, O Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
to here, Sin ti Foni esarkouto O ton Virgin, then with the Voice the Lord eonon. ages.
olon Despotis, en Si ti Agia kivoto, os of All became Incarnet in Thee Amin Amen
efi O Dikeos David, edihthis Platitera whom the Holy Ark of old
ton Ouranon, Bastasasa ton Ktistin prefigured, as Righteous David said.

4. M AT LI T HY M NS - S T P ARASKEV E OF R OME - 26 J ULY M AT L IT HY M NS - S T P ARASKE VE OF R OME - 26 JUL Y 9.


KATAVASIA - EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 9TH ODE – TONE 4 Sou. ✞ Doxa to enikisanti en Si! Thou carried Thy Creator and
Apas gigenis skiratato to pnevmati Let every mortaL born on earth, ✞ Doxa to proelthonti ek Sou! ✞ Doxa proved to be more spacious than the
to eleftherosanti imas, dia tou Tokou Heavens. ✞ Glory to Him Who dwelt
lampadouhoumenos. Panigirizeto de carrying his lamp, in spirit leap for
Sou. inside Thee! ✞ Glory to Him Who
ailon noon fisis, gererousa TA IERA Joy; and let the Orders of Angelic
came forth from Thee! ✞ Glory to
THAVMASIA tis Theomitoros ke voato. Powers celebrate and honour THE
Heris, Pammakariste Theotoke Agni, HOLY FEAST of the Theotokos, and S M ALL LI TANY ➔ Him Who through Thy Childbirth set
us free!
Aiparthene. let them cry: “Hail, All Blessed
Theotokos, Pure and Ever Virgin!” FIRST FESTAL KATHISMATA - ST PARASKEVE OF ROME-TONE 4
SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO THE Ton Oreotaton Hriston Agapisasa, ke di Thou truly Loved the Beautiful Christ,
LORD 
Agnias tin psihin oraisasa, dia and through Thy Chastity Thy soul
FESTAL EXAPOSTILARION - ST PARASKEVE OF ROME - TONE 2 pantion ponon te ke thlipseon, touto shone with beauty, and thus be
Rosthisa Kalliparthene, Stavro to tou O Fair Virgin, being Strengthened by katingiise, osper amomos Nimfi. means of every kind of Labour and
Kyriou Sou, tyrannon elisas thrasos, the Cross of Christ Thy King and Othen Se ixiosen, Ouranion Distress, Thou Betrothed Thyself to
athlousa Martis genneos, ke pros Lord, O Martyr, Thou bravely thalamon, iper imon presvevousan Him, as Pure Bride. So He granted
Hristou apilifas, vravia Nikis Pansofe, contended and humnbled the afto, ton Se timonton Paraskevi Thee access to the Heavenly
Paraskevi panthavmaste, iper imon tyrants’ arrogance, and Thou Pansevfime. Chambers. And Thou, O All Lauded
disopousa, ton Se timonton ek received from Christ Medals for Thy St Paraskevi, earnestly pray to Him
pothou. Victories, O All Wise Paraskevi. for us who now honour Thee.
Entreat now in earnest for us who ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
extol Thee. ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
THEOTOKION – TONE 2 eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Maria Katharotaton, hrison O Mary, Thou indeed became a Censer Amin Amen
Thimiatirion, tis ahoritou Triados, of Purest Gold; a Vessel of the THEOTOKION – TONE 4
dohion gegenimeni, en O Patir Trinity, which nothing contains in
iidokisen, O de Iios eskinose, ke Essence. The Father is well-pleased
Ou siopisomen pote Theotoke, tas We, the unworthy, shall never be silent,
Pnevma to Panagion, Episkiasan Si with Thee; the Son Himself Abode in dinastias Sou lalin i anaxii. I mi gar O Theotokos, from proclaiming Thy
Kori, enedixe Theotokon. Thee; and when the All Holy Spirit Si proistaso presvevous, tis imas powers. For were Thou not
Overshadowed Thee, O Maiden, He errisato, ek tosouton kindinon, tis de concerned to Intercede for us, who
made Thee the Theotokos. diefilaxen eos nin eleftherous? Ouk would have Delivered us from such
apostomen Despna ek Sou, Sous gar manifold dangers, and who else
LAUDS: THE PRAISES TO GOD - PSALM 148
ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD doulous sozis ai, ek pantion dinon. would, up to now, have Preserved us
in Freedom? O Lady, we shall not
Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise depart from Thee, for Thou ever
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Save Thy servants from evil of every
Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. kind.
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God. SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA - ST PARASKEVE OF ROME- TONE 1
Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him, Os amomos amnas, ke Agni to Kyrio, By Purity of Life, as a Lamb without
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is sinifthis Mystikos, en semnotiti viou, blemish, Thou Mystically were joined
Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God. to kalli tis athliseos, seaftin oraisasa. to the Lord, O Pure Maiden, and also
LAUDS – MENAION-FESTAL STICHERA - PSALM 150 - ST PATASKEVI -TONE 1 Othen eilifas, ton iamaton tin Harin, adorned Thyself with the Beauty of
iatrevousa ta arrostimata panta, Martyrdom. Therefore, Thou
Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;praise dinami tou Pnevmatos. received the Grace of God to work
Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of Healings; by the Power of the Spirit,
Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty. Thou Cure diseases and illness of
En tes avles tou Kyriou, horovatousa Dancing in Chorus in Heaven and in the every kind.
semni, ama Parthenis Martis, tes Courts of the Lord with those ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
fronimis ekines, ekithen ekomiso renowned Wise Virgnes, O Devout ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Harin Sofi, tou iasthe nosimata, Holy Martyr, Most Wise Paraskeve, eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
apodiokin te pnevmata mysara, ek Thou were granted Grace from the
ton Pisti prosionton Si. Lord to Cure illnesses, and to expel
Amin Amen
the unclean spirits and to Heal those
who came to Thee for this, with
Faith.

8. M AT LI T HY M NS - S T P ARASKEV E OF R OME - 26 J ULY M AT L IT HY M NS - S T P ARASKE VE OF R OME - 26 JUL Y 5.


THEOTOKION – TONE 1
Amin. Amen.
Mitera Se Theou, epistametha pantes, All we who run to Thee, and with
KATAVASIA OF THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - TONE 4
Parthenon Alithos, ke meta Tokon longing, take Refuge in Thy
fanisan, i potho katafevgontes, pros Benevolence, know that Thou art the ODI 1 Anixo to stoma mou ke ODE 1 I shall open my mouth and the
tin Sin Agathotita. Se gar ehomen, Mother of God, and after giving plirothisete Pnevmatos ke logon Spirit will inspire it, and I shall utter
amartoli prostasian, Se kektimetha, Birth, art Virgin in very Truth. For erevxome ti Vasilidi Mitri. Ke the words of my song to the Queen
en pirasmis Sotirian, tin monin we sinners have Thee as our only ofthisome fedros Panigirizon ke aso and Mother: I shall be seen
panamomon. Protector. In temptation we rely on gnothomenos TAFTIS TA THAVMATA. radiantly keeping Feast and
Thee for our Salvation, O Only All JOYFULLY PRAISING HER MIRACLES
N R - P Blameless One.
O
50
E AD ING

TOD AY SALM
ODI 3 Tous Sous Imnologous, Theotoke, ODE 3 O Mother of God, Thou living
izosa ke Afthonos Pigi, Thiason and plentiful Fount, grant strength
FESTAL KONTAKION - ST PARASKEVE OF ROME- TONE 4
Sigkrotisantas Pnevmatikon, to those united in Spiritual
Ton Naon Sou Pansemne, os iatrion We have found Thy Sacred Shrine to be stereoson. Ke en ti Thia Doxi Sou Fellowship, who sing Hymns of
psihikon evrameni, en touto pantes i a Clinic of the soul, O Holy One, and Stefanon Doxis axioson. Praise to Thee: and in Thy Divine
Pisti, Megalofonos timomen Se, all we Faithful now accord Honour Glory grant them Crowns of Glory.
OSIOMARTIS PARASKEVI AIDIME. to Thee with strong voices: O ODI 4 Tin anexihniaston Thian Voulin ODE 4 Perceiving the Unsearchable
DEVOUT MARTYR PARASKEVE, tis ek tis Parthenou sarkoseos Sou to Purpose of God concerning Thine
EXTOLLED BY ALL! Incarnation from a Virgin, O Most
Ipsistou O Profitis Abbakoum
FESTAL IKOS - ST PARASKEVE OF ROME katanoon ekravgaxe. Doxa ti Dinami High, the Prophet Habakkuk cried:
I tou Nymphiou Se Foni kalesasa os The Voice of the Bridegroom called Sou, Kyrie Glory to Thy Power, O Lord!
Nymphin, Stefano aftharsias Thee as a Bride, and granted Thee an ODI 5 Exesti ta simpanta epi ti Thia ODE 5 The whole world was amazed
ekosmise, Theofron Paraskevi Incorruptible Crown, O Godly- Doxi Sou. Si gar, apirogame at Thy Divine Glory: for Thou, O
panevkleis, ke meta athloforon ke minded and All Glorious Paraskeve; Parthene, eshes en Mitra ton epi Virgin, Who has not known wedlock,
Martyron ton septon Axios and He Enrolled Thee, as Worthy, Panton Theon ke tetokas ahronon has been Translated from earth to
sinirithmise. Meth on evfrenomeni, together with the august Martyrs and Iion, pasi tis imnousi Se Sotirian the Eternal Mansions to the Life
memniso ton ektelounton tin Agian Prizewinners. As Thou rejoice with vravevousa. without end, bestowing Salvation
Eortin Sou, ke sinelthonton endon them, remember us who observe Thy upon all who sing Thy praises.
tou Naou Sou. En afto gar nini Holy Feast and who assemble in Thy
ODI 6 Tin Thian Taftin ke Pantimon ODE 6 As we celebrate this Sacred
parestotes apo psihis prosferomen church. For as we stand in it now,
Telountes Eortin i Theofrones tis and Solemn Feast of the Theotokos,
Si tous imnous, OSIOMARTIS we soulfully offer Hymns to Thee: O
Theomitoros, defte tas hiras let us come, clapping our hands, O
PARASKEVI AIDIME. DEVOUT MARTYR PARASKEVE,
krotisomen, ton ex aftis tehthenta people of the Lord, and Glorifying
EXTOLLED BY ALL!
Theon Doxazontes. God Who was Born of her.
SYNAXARION - 26 JULY
ODI 7 Ouk elatrefsan ti ktisi i ODE 7 The Holy Children bravely
Ti Kς’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi ton Agion On the 26th day of this month, we Theoforones para ton Ktisanta. Alla trampled upon the threatening fire,
Ieromartron Ermolaou, Ermippou ke Commemorate the Holy piros apilin andrios patisantes, preferring not to worship created
Ermokratous. Hieromartyrs: St Hermolaus, St herontes epsallon. Iperimnite, O ton things rather than the Creator, and
Hermippos, and St Hermocrates of Pateron Kyrios ke Theos, Evlogitos i they sang in Joy: “Blessed art Thou
Nicomedia. and praised above all: O Lord God of
Ti afti imera, Mnimi tis Agias Osio- On this day we Commemorate the our Fathers!”
Martyros tou Hristou Paraskevis. Holy Righteous martyr of Christ: St ODI 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we
Paraskeve of Rome. Proskinoumen ton Kyrios. Worship the Lord!
Mnimi tis Agias Martyros Oreozilis. On this day we Commemorate the Pedas
Holy Martyr, St Oraiozela.
evagis en ti kamino O tokos tis The Offspring of the Theotokos saved
Theotokou diesosato, tote men the Holy Children in the furnace.
Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Ignatiou On this day we Commemorate our tipoumenos, nin de energoumenos He Who was then prefigured has
tou Stironitou, ke ton egkenion tou Righteous Father, St Ignatios tin ikoumenin apasan agiri since been born on earth, and He
Naou tou, Arhangelou Gavriil, peran Steironites; and the Consecration psallousan. Ton Kyrion imnite ta gathers together all Creation to sing:
en Haldes, ke ton Agion Appionos ke of the Temple of the Archangel Erga ke iperipsoute is pantas tous “O ye Works of the Lord: Bless ye the
Ierousalim. Gabriel at Chaldae; and the Holy eonas. Lord and exalt Him above all
Martyrs St Appion and St
forever!”
Jerusalem. M AGNIF IC AT ➔
Tes afton Agies Presvies, O Theos, By their Intercessions, O God, have
eleison imas. Mercy on us.

6. M AT LI T HY M NS - S T P ARASKEV E OF R OME - 26 J ULY M AT L IT HY M NS - S T P ARASKE VE OF R OME - 26 JUL Y 7.