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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

By the Grace of God Festal Vespers Service


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5-6 August
Transfiguration of Christ
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Vespers Hymns –
Kindly use the Service Book until this point, then carefully follow
instructions with regard to these Hymns
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou.
Isakouson mou, Kyrie.
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou,
Kyrie,
Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me,
O Lord! O Lord, when I cry
out to Thee, hear me! Hear
Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord!
mou Kyrie. When we pray with Faith,
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee we are heard!
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice. When we Repent with Faith,
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord!
FESTAL PROSOMIA – TRANSFIGURATION – TONE 4 we are granted Mercy!
Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark When we Confess with Faith,
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness we are Forgiven!
with Thee.
When we are Patient with Faith,
Pro tou Sou Stavrou Kyrie, Oros Before Thy Crucifixion, O Lord, the
Ouranon emimito, Nefeli os skini Mount became like Heaven, the we are Sanctified!
efiplouto. Sou Metamorfoumenou, Cloud like a Tent. When Thou were
ipo Patros de martyroumenou, parin Transfigured, and the Father bore
O Petros Sin Iakovo ke Ioanni, os Witness to Thee, Peter, James and
mellontes sinine Si, ke en to kero tis John were there, since they would
paradoseos Sou, ina Theorisantes ta also be with thee when Thou wast
Thavmasia Sou, mi diliasosi ta betrayed; so that by seeing these
pathimata Sou, a proskinise imas, en Wonders of Thine now, they would
Irini kataxioson, dia to Mega Sou be unafraid of Thy Sufferings later.
Eleos. Grant that we may Venerate Thy
Passion in Peace, because of Thy
Great Mercy.
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
ton Kyrion.
Pro tou Sou Stavrou Kyrie, Oros Before Thy Crucifixion, O Lord, the
Ouranon emimito, Nefeli os skini Mount became like Heaven, the
efiplouto. Sou Metamorfoumenou, Cloud like a Tent. When Thou were
ipo Patros de martyroumenou, parin Transfigured, and the Father bore
O Petros Sin Iakovo ke Ioanni, os Witness to Thee, Peter, James and
mellontes sinine Si, ke en to kero tis John were there, since they would
paradoseos Sou, ina Theorisantes ta also be with thee when Thou wast

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world. Thavmasia Sou, mi diliasosi ta betrayed; so that by seeing these
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, pathimata Sou, a proskinise imas, en Wonders of Thine now, they would
Irini kataxioson, dia to Mega Sou be unafraid of Thy Sufferings later.
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Eleos. Grant that we may Venerate Thy
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Passion in Peace, because of Thy
Amin Amen Great Mercy.
FESTAL MENAION APOSTICHA – TRANSFIGURATION - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night;
Petro ke Iakovo ke Ioanni, tis prokritis Today on Mount Tabor, O Lord, Thou filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
Mathites Sou Kyrie, simeron ipedixas showed Thy foremost Disciples, Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.
en to Ori to Thavor, tin Doxan tis Peter, James and John, the Glory of Pro tou Stavrou Sou, Kyrie, paralavon Before Thy Crucifixion, O Lord, Thou
Theikis Sou Morfis. Evlepon gar ta Thy Divine Appearance. For they tous Mathitas is Oros ipsilon, took Thy Disciples, and led them up
imatia Sou, astrapsanta os to Fos ke watched as Thy Garments shone as metemorfothis emprosthen afton, a high mountain, and Thou were
to Prosopon Sou iper ton ilion ke mi white as light, and Thy Face was aktisi Dinameos katavgazon aftous, Transfigured before them. Thou
ferontes oran to astekton tis Sis more brilliant than the sun. But they enthren filanthrpia, ekithen exousia, Illuminated them with Rays of Thy
ellampseos, is gin ktepipton, midolos could not bear to behold Thine dixe voulomenos tis Anastaseos tin Power, demonstrating Thy love for
atenise ishiontes. Fonis gar ikouon Unapproachable Light, and they fell lamprotita, is ke imas O Theos, en humanity, as well as Thine
Martyrousis Anothen: “ Outos Estin to the ground. Then they heard a Irini kataxioson, os eleimon ke Authority. Thou wished to show
O Iios Mou O Agapitos, O elthon is Voice bearing Witness from Above: Filanthropos. them the Radiance of the
ton kosmon Sose ton Anthropon.” “This is My Beloved Son, Who has Resurrection. Grant us to Experience
come to the world to Save the Resurrection in Peace, O God,
“N I N APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” - mankind!” since Thou art Merciful and Thou
TRISAGION PRAYERS  Lovest mankind.
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – TRANSFIGURATION – TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
Metemorfothis en to Ori Histe O Theos, Thou were Transfigured upon the afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
dixas tis Mathites Sou tin Doxan Sou, Mountain, O Christ our God, showing Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
kathos idinanto. Lampson ke imin tis Thy Disciples Thy Glory as much as his transgressions.
amartolis, to Fos Sou to Aidion, they could bear. Do so, too, in us, as Pro tou Stavrou Sou, Kyrie, paralavon Before Thy Crucifixion, O Lord, Thou
Presvies tis Theotokos, Fotodota Doxa sinful as we are – Shine Thine
tous Mathitas is Oros ipsilon, took Thy Disciples, and led them up
Si. Everlasting Light, by the
metemorfothis emprosthen afton, a high mountain, and Thou were
Intercessions of Theotokos, O Giver
DISMISSAL BLESSINGS  aktisi Dinameos katavgazon aftous, Transfigured before them. Thou
of Light: Glory to Thee!
enthren filanthrpia, ekithen exousia, Illuminated them with Rays of Thy
dixe voulomenos tis Anastaseos tin Power, demonstrating Thy love for
lamprotita, is ke imas O Theos, en humanity, as well as Thine
Irini kataxioson, os eleimon ke Authority. Thou wished to show
Filanthropos. them the Radiance of the
Resurrection. Grant us to Experience

Elder Joseph the Hesychast the Resurrection in Peace, O God,


since Thou art Merciful and Thou
Lovest mankind.
We must never be troubled
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise
by sorrows or temptations Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!

but rather, with the Divine Love


Is Oros ipsilon Metamorfothis, O Sotir, When Thou were Transfigured on
tous korifeous ehon ton Mathiton, High Mountain, O Saviour, having
of our Lord Jesus Christ, endoxos exelampsas, dilon, oti i to ipsi with Thee those Paramount Disciples
ton areton diaprepsantes, ke tis of Thine, Thou shone forth with
we must lighten our mood entheou Dois axiothisonte. glory. Thine Intention was to show
Sillalountes de to Hristo, Moisis ke that those who attain the Height of
and dispel our listlessness.. Ilias ediknion, oti zonton ke nektron Virtue will also be counted worthy of
kirievi, ke O pale dia nomou, ke Divine Glory. Moses and Elias
Profiton lalisas ipirhe Theos, O ke conversed with Christ, to show that
foni tou Patros, ek Nefelis fotinis, He is Lord of the living and the dead,
emartiri legousa. Aftou akouete, tou and that the One Who spoke through
dia Stavrou ton, Edin skilefsantos, ke the Law, and the Prophets of old,

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nekris doroumenou, Zoin tin Eonion. was God. It was to Him that the Vasilea epi Israil, ke ton Elisee Iion as King over Israel; and Elisha, Son
Voice of the Father bore witness Safat Hrisis is Profitin anti Sou...” of Saphat, Anoint as Prophet in Thy
from the Bright Cloud, saying: Listen place...”
to Him! He is the One Who RETURN TO THE SERVICE BOOK –
despoiled Hades through the Cross, FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS 
and granted the dead, Eternal Life. FESTAL APOSTICHA – TRANSFIGURATION - TONE 1
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the O pale to Mosi sillalisas, epi tou Orous He Who of old Conversed with Moses
ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever. Sina dia simvolon. Ego Imi, legon O on Mount Sinai through Symbols,
eona. On, simeron ep’ Oros tavor, saying: I Am Who I Am, the One Who
Oros to pote ofodes ke kaponodes, nin That Mountain, which once was dark Metamorfothis epi ton Mathiton, edixe Is!” was Transfigured on Mount
timion ke Agion Estin, en O i podes and smokey, is now revered and to arhetipon kallos tis ikonos, en eafto Tabor today for His Disciples to
Sou estisan Kyrie. Pro eonon gar Holy, for Thy Feet stood upon it, O tin anthropinin, analavousan ousian, witness. And since He has assumed
kekalimmenon Mystirion, ep’ eshaton Lord. The Mystery, which was ke tis tiaftis Haritos, Martyras human Nature in Himself, He
efanerosen i frikti Sou Metamorfosis. hidden before all ages, was revealed parastisamenos Moisin ke Ilian, showed them the Original Beauty of
Petro Ioanni ke Iakovo, itines tin in latter days by Thy terrific kinonous epiito tis evfrosinis, the Image. He presented Moses and
aktina tou prosopou Sou mi ferontes, Transfiguration, to Peter, John and prominiontas tin Endoxon dia Elias as Witnesses of His Grace, and
ke tin lamprotita ton hitonon Sou, epi James, who could not bear the Stavrou, ke Sotirion Anastasin. Let them share in the Great Joy,
prosopon, is gin katevarinonto, i ke ti Shining Ray of Thy Face, nor the Prefiguring that which would follow
ekstasi sinehomeni, ethavmazon Radiance of Thy Garments, so they the Cross – the Glorious, Saving
vlepontes, Moisin ke Ilian sillalountas fell upon their faces, weighed down Resurrection.
Si ta mellonta simvenin Si, ke foni ek to the ground. In a state of ecstasy, Si isin i Ourani ke Si Estin i Gi Tin The Heavens belong to Thee, and the
tou Patros, emartyri legousa. Outos they marvelled as they watched ikoumenin ke to pliroma aftis Si Earth is Thine. Thou founded the
Estin O Iios Mou O Agapitos, en o Moses and Elias speaking with Thee ethemeliosas. world and all its fullness.
evdokisa, aftou akouete, os tis ke about what was going to happen to
dorite to kosmo to Mega Eleos. Thee. Then the Voice of the Father Tin Sin ton Monogenous Iiou When David, the Ancestory of God,
bore witness to Thee, and said: “This Prooromenos, en Pnevmati dia Foresaw in the Spirit a long time ago,
is My Beloved Son in Whom I Am Sarkos, pros Anthropous epidimian, that Thou, the Only Begotten Son,
Well Pleased. Listen to Him Who O Theopator David, porrothen pros would Visit mankind in the Flesh, he
grants the world His Great Mercy. evfrosinin sigkalite tin Ktisin, ke invited all Creation to celebrate.
Profitikos anakrazi. Thavor ke And he cried out prophetically:
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Ermon en to Onomati Sou “Tabor and Hermon shall greatly
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and agalliasonte. En touto gar epivas to Rejoice in Thy Name!” And now, O
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. Ori Sotir meta ton Mathiton Sou, tin Saviour, as Thou ascend that
Amin Amen amavrothisan en Adam fisin, Mountain with Thy Disciples, and as
THEOTOKION – TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Metamorfothis, apastrapse palin Thou art Transfigured there, Thou
pepiikas, metastihiosas aftin, is tin hast made our nature, darkened by
Protipon tin Anastasin tin Sin, Hriste O Prefiguring Thy Resurrection, O Christ Sin tis Theotitos Doxan te ke Adam, to shine brightly again,
Theos, tote paralamvanis tous tris our God, Thou took Thy Three lamprotita. Dio voomen Si. Transforming it into the Glory and
Sou Mathitas, Petron ke Iakovon, ke Disciples with Thee – Peter, James Dimiourge tou pantos, Kyrie, ✞ Doxa Radiance of Thy Divinity. Wherefore,
Ioannin, en to Thavor anelthon. Sou and John – and Thou went up Mount Si! we cry out to Thee: O Creator of all:
de Sotir Metamorfoumenou, to Tabor. As Thou were Transfigured, ✞ Glory to Thee, O Lord!
Thavorion Oros Foti eskepeto. I O Saviour, Mount Tabor was covered Thavor ke Ermon en to Onomati Sou Tabor and Hermon shalt greatly
Mathite Sou Loge, errisan eaftous en in Light. O Logos, Thy Disciples agalliasonte. Rejoice in Thy Name!
to edafi tis gis, mi ferontes Oran, tin threw themselves upon the ground,
atheaton Morfin, Angeli diikonoun unable to look upon the Form Whom To asheton tis Sis fotohisias, ke When Thy foremost Apostles beheld
Fovo ke Tromo, Ourani efrxan, gi no one can behold! Angels served aprositon tis Theotitos, Thasameni Thine Infinite Illumination, and
etromaxen, Orontes epi Gis, tis Doxis with Fear and Trembling, the ton Apostolon i prokriti, epi tou Orous Thine Unapproachable Divinity on
ton Kyrion. Heavens were in Awe, and the Earth tis Metamorfoseos, anarhe Hriste, tin the Mountain of Thy Transfiguration,
shuddered; for they beheld here on Thian illiothisan ekstasin, ke Nefeli O Unoriginate Christ, they were
RETURN TO SERVICE BOOK – THE Earth, the Lord of Glory! perilamfthentes fotini, fonis ikouon changed by Divine Ecstasy. As a
ENTRANCE – “FOS ILARON...”  Patrikis, veveousis to Mystirion tis Sis Bright Cloud shone all around them
FESTAL PROKEIMENON enanthropiseos, oti is iparhis ke meta they heard the Father’s Voice,
Sarkosin, Iios Monogenis ke Sotir tou Confirming the Mystery of Thy
Sofia! PRIESTWisdom! kosmou. Humanity - that despite being
Irini pasi! Peace be unto all! Incarnate - Thou art the Only
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psihi mou ap’ emou, Kyrie, oti ou it be enough now - take my spirit Ke pnevmati sou! PEOPLE And to your spirit.
krisson ego imi iper tous Pateras from me,O Lord, for I am no better
mou!” than my Fathers!” Sofia! PRIEST Wisdom!

Ke ekimithi, ke ipnosen eki ipo to fiton. And he lay down and slept there under Proshomen! Let us attend!
the tree. The Prokeimenon of the ……. Tone
Ke idou! Tis ipsato aftou, ke ipen afto: And behold! Someone touched him,
FESTAL PROKEIMENON – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
“Anastithi, fage, ke pie!” and said to him: “Arise! Eat and
drink!” Idou di Evlogite ton Kyrion, pantes i Behold the Blessings of the Lord, all
Ke epevlepsen Iliou, ke idou! Pros And Elias looked, and behold! Next to douli Kyriou (2) servants of the Lord! (2)
kephalis Aftou egkrifias oliritis ke his head was a cake of meal, and a I estates en iko Kyrion, en avlais Ikou Who stand in the House of the Lord – in
kampsakis idatos. jar of water. Theou imon. the courtyard of the House of the
Ke anesti, ke efage, ke epie. And he arose, and ate, at drank. Lord.

Ke epistrepsas ekimithi. And lying down, he slept. Idou di Evlogite ton Kyrion Behold the Blessings of the Lord, all
servants of the Lord!
Ke epestrepsen O Angelos Kyriou ek And the Angel of the Lord, returned THE BOOK OF EXODUS 24 : 12 - 18
defterou, ke ipsato aftou ke ipen afto: for the second time, and touched
“Anastithi! Ke fage, ke pie, oti polli him, and said to him: “Arise! And
TIS E X O D O U to anagnosma READER The Reading from T H E BOOK
OF EXODUS
apo Sou i Odos!” eat, and drink, for very far is your
Journey!” Sofia! Proshomen!
P RIE ST Wisdom! Let us attend!
Ke anesti, ke efage, ke epie, ke eporevthi And he arose, and ate, and drank, and
Thus said the Lord to Moses:
en ti Ishii tis vroseos ekinis and continued with the strength of Tade legi Kyrios pros Moisin: READER

tessarakonta imeras ke tessarakonta that food for forty days and forty
“...Anavithi pros me is to Oros, ke isthi Come
“... up to Me on the Mountain,
niktas, eos Orous Horiv. nights, as far as Mount Horeb. and be there.
eki.
Ke isilthen eki is to spileon, ke katelisen And he entered a cave, and rested
And I will give Thee Tablets of stone -
eki. there. Ke doso Si ta pixia ta lithina, ton
Nomon ke tas Entolas, as egrapsa the Law and Commandments that I
Ke idou! Rima Kyriou pros afton... And behold! The Word of the Lord nomothetise aftis.” which I have written to give them
came to him... Laws.”
Ke ipen: Exelefsi avrion, ke stisi And (the Lord) said: “Thou shalt go Ke anastas Moisis, ke Iisous O parestikos And Moses arose with his assistant,
Enopion Kyriou en to Ori. forth tomorrow and shalt stand afto, anevisan epi to Oros tou Theou. Joshua, and they went up into the
before the Lord on the Mountain. Mountain of God.
“Idou! parelefsete Kyrios, ke idou And behold! The Lord shalt pass by, Ke tis Presviteris ipen: “Isihasate aftou, And to the Elders they had said: “Wait
Pnevma Mega krateon dialion ori, and a great, powerful wind rending eos an epistrepsomen pros imas. here until we return to you.
ke sintrivon petras Enopion Kyriou, the mountains, and crushing the
ouk en to pnevmati Kyrios. rocks before the Lord, although the “Ke idou: Aaron ke Or meth’ imon, ean And behold: Aaron and Hur are with
Lord shall not be in the wind. tini simvi krisis, prosporevesthosan you. If any man has a problem, let
aftis.” him go to them.”
“Ke meta to pnevma sissismos, ouk en And after the wind, an earthquake,
And
to sissismo Kyrion, ke meta ton but the Lord shall not be in the Ke Anevi Moisis is to Oros. Moses and Joshua went up into
sissismon pir, ouk en to piri Kyrios, earthquake, and after the the Mountain.
ke meta to pir, foni Avras Leptis, ke earthquake, fire, and after the fire, Ke ekalipsen i Nefeli to Oros. And the Cloud covered the Mountain.
eki Kyrios.” the sound of a Gentle Breeze, and
the Lord shall be there.” Ke katevi i Doxa tou Theou epi to Oros And the Glory of God descended on
to Sina. Mount Sinai.
Ke egeneto os ikousen Iliou, ke And Elias heard this, and he wrapped And the Cloud covered it for six days.
epekalipse to prosopon aftou en ti his face in his mantle, and went out Ke ekalipsen afto i Nefeli ex imeras.
miloti aftou ke exilthe ke esti ipo and stood at the entrance of the Ke ekalese Kyrios ton Moisin ti imera ti And the Lord called to Moses on the
spylieon... cave.... evdomi ek mesou tis Nefelis. seventh day, out of the midst of the
...Ke ipe Kyrios pros afton: “Porevou, ...And the Lord said to him: “Return, Cloud.
ke anastrefe is tin odon Sou, ke ixis and make Thy Way through the To idos tis Doxis tou Kyriou, osi pir The Appearance of the Glory of the
is odon erimou Damaskou. wilderness of Damascus. flagon epi tis korifis tou Orous, Lord was like a Burning Fire on top
Ke hrisis ton Azail is Vasilea tis Syrias, “And Anoint Azael as King over Syria, enantion ton Iion Israil! of the Mountain before the Sons of
ke ton Iou Iion Namessi Hrisis is and Ju, the Son of Namessi, Anoint Israel!

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Ke isilthe Moisis is to meson tis Nefelis, And Moses went into the midst of the Ke ipen: “Ego parelefsome proteros And He said: “I will pass before Thee
ke Anevi is to Oros. Cloud, and went up the Mountain. Sou ti Doxi Mou, ke kaleso to with My Glory, and call by My
Onomati Mou, Kyrios enation Sou, Name, the Lord, before Thee, and
Ke in en to Ori tessarakonta imeras ke And he was on the Mountain for forty ke Eleison, on an Eleo, ke Iktiriso on will have Mercy on whom I will
an Iktiro.” have Mercy, and have Pity on
tessarakonta niktas. days and forty nights.
whom I have Pity.
THE BOOK OF EXODUS 33 : 11 – 23 & 34 : 4 – 6 & 8
TIS E X D O U to anagnosma. READER The Reading is from T H E B O O K
Ke ipen: “Ou dinisi idin to Prosopon And He said: “Thou shalt not be able
OF EXODUS Mou. Ou gar mi idi anthropos to to behold My Face. For no man
Prosopon Mou ke zisete!” shalt behold My Face and live!”
Sofia! Proshomen! P RIE ST Wisdom! Let us attend!
Ke ipe Kyrios: “Idou! topos par’ Emi, ke And the Lord said: “Behold!There is a
The Lord spoke to Moses, stithi epi tis Petras. place next to Me, and Thou shalt
Elalise Kyrios pros Moisin Enpios enopio, READER
Face to face, as if speaking to his stand upon the rock.
os it is lalisi pros ton eaftou Filon.
Friend. “Inika di’ an parelthi i Doxa Mou, ke “My Glory shall pass by, and Thou
Ke apelieto is tin paremvolin, O de
And he returned to the camp – Joshua, thiso Se is opin tis petras. shalt be put into a crack in the
the Son of Nun, his assistant, did not rock.
Therapon Iisous Iios Navi Neos, ouk
leave the Tabernacle. “Ke Skepaso ti Hiri Mou epi Se, eos an “And I will Shelter Thee with My
exeporeveto ek tis Skinis.
Ke ipe Moisis pros Kyrion: Idou Si mi
And Moses said to the Lord: “Behold! pareltho. Hand until I have passed by.
Thou said to me: “Lead these People. “Ke afelo tin Hira Mou, ke tote opsi ta “And I shalt remove My Hand, and
legis: “Anagage ton Laon touton.
“Thou hast not shown me whom Thou opiso Mou, to de Prosopon Mou ouk then Thou shalt behold My Back -
“Si de ouk edilosas mi, on sinapostelis
wilt send with me. ofthisete Si.” My Face shall notbe beheld by
met’ emou.
“Thou said to me Thou knowest me Thee.”
“Si de mi ipas Idas Se para pantas, ke
above all others, and Thou Favours ...Ke orthrisas Moisis to proi Anevi is to ... And have risen early, Moses went
Harin ehis par’ emi.
me. Oros to Sina, katha sinetaxen afto up Mount Sinai, as the Lord had
I oun evrika Harin Enantion Sou,
“If I have found Favour in Thy Sight, Kyrios. commanded him.
Emfanison mi Seafton, ina gnostos Ke elave Mosisi tas dio Plakas tas And Moses took the two Tablets of
Reveal Thyself to me, that, seeing, I
ido Se - opos an O evrokos Harin
may know Thee - that I might find lithinas. stone.
Enopion Sou, ke, ina gno, oti Laos Sou
Favour in Thy Sight, and that I may Ke katevi Kyrios en Nefeli ke paresti afto And the Lord Descended in a Cloud,
to Ethnos to Mega touto.”
know that this Great Nation is Thy
eki, ke ekalese to Onomati Kyriou. and stood near to him, and called
People.”
Ke parilthe Kyrios pro Prosopou Aftou the Name of the Lord.
Ke legi afto Kyrios: “Ego Aftos And the Lord said to him: “I Myself will ke ekalese: “Kyrios O Theos! And the Lord passed by His Sight, and
proporefsome Sou, ke katapafso go before Thee, and grant Thee
Iktirmon ke Eleimon Makrothimos, proclaimed: “The Lord God!
Se.” rest.”
ke Polieleos, ke Alithinos!” Compassionate, Merciful,
Ke ipe pros afton: “Imi Si Afto simporevi And he said to Him: “If Thou Thyself Longsuffering, abounding in Mercy
meth’ imon, mi me anagagis dost not go up with us, do not take and True!”
entevthen. me up there. Ke spefsas Moisis, kipsas ep’ tin gin, And Moses quickly bowed his head to
“Ke pos gnoston este Alithos, oti evrika “And how shall it be truly known that prosekinise to Kyrio. the ground, worshipping the Lord.
Harin para Si ego te ke O Laos Sou, both I and these people have found THIRD BOOK OF THE KINGDOMS (1 KINGS) 19: 3–9, 11-13 & 15-16
all’ i simporevomenou Sou meth’ Favour with Thee, unless Thou goest
imon? with us?
BASILION Γ ’ to anagnosma. READER The Reading is from the
THIRD BOOK OF KINGDOMS
“Ke Endoxasthisometha ego te ke O Laos “And I and Thy People shall be Sofia! Proshomen! P R I E S T Wisdom! Let us attend!
Sou para panta ta Ethni osa an epi tis Glorified beyond all Nations, as
Gis estin.” many as are upon the Earth.”
En tes imeres ekines, erhete Iliou is RE AD ER: In those days, Elias went to
Ipe de Kyrios prs Moisin: “Ke touton Si The Lord said to Moses: “And Virsavee, i esti tou Iouda, ke afike to Beersheba of Judah, and he left his
ton logon, on irikas, piiso. according to Thy word, which pedarion aftou eki. servant there.
Thou hast spoken, I will do so.
Ke aftos eporevthi en ti erimo odon And he went a day’s journey into the
“Evrikas gar Harin Enopion Emou, ke “Thou hast found Grace in My Sight, imeras. wilderness.
ida Se para pantas.” and I know Thee above all others.”
Ke lithe ke ekathisen ipokato Rathmen, And he went and sat under a Juniper
Ke legi: “ Emfanison mi Seafton.” And he said: “Manifest Thyself to me.” ke itisato tin psihin aftou apothanin tree, and concerning his life, he
ke ipen: “Ikanoustho nin - lave di tin asked that he might die, saying: “Let

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