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Archdiocese of Good Hope

By the Grace of God Vesperal Divine Litany


6 January
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Elder Joseph of Vatopedi
Elder Epiphanios Theodoropoulos Divine Will appears in four forms.
The first is Divine Approval,
that is what God wants most.
God allows Righteous and Virtuous people
The second is Dispensation,
to suffer terrible illnesses
where God withdraws Paternally,
in order that they may be Cleansed
because of our weakness.
of even the slightest traces of their passions,
The third is Divine Sufferance,
and so that they will gain an even greater Crown in Heaven.
when God Intervenes and Chastises.
In any case, since He allowed His own Beloved Son
The fourth and most lamentable is Abandonment,
to suffer on the Cross,
which occurs when people live with such ingrained cruelty
what can we say about people who,
and callousness
however Holy they are,
that their provoke God to abandon them.
still have stains and blemishes from sins.

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✞ Doxa Si, O Hriste O Theos, i Elpis ✞ Glory toThee, O Christ our God,
imon, Doxa Si! Glory to Thee!
O en Iordani ipo Ioannou Vaptisthine May He Who Condescended to be

The Great Holy Feast


katadexamenos, dia tin imon Baptised by John in the Jordan River,
Sotirian, Hristos O Alithinos Theos for our Salvation – Christ our True
imon, tes Presvies tis Panahrantou ke God – through the Intercessions of
Panamomou Agias Aftou Mitros, His All Pure and All Immaculate Holy

of
Dinmi tou timiou ke Zoopiou Stavrou, Mother, the Power of the Precious
prostasies ton Timion Epouranion and Life-giving Cross, the Protection
Dinameon Asomton, ikesies tou of the Honourable, Incorporeal
Timiou, Endoxou, proitou, Prodromou Powers of Heaven, the Supplications

Theophany
ke Vaptistou Ioannou, ton Agion of the Honourable, Glorious Prophet
Endoxon ke panevfimon Apostolon, and Forerunner, John the Baptist, of
ton Agion Endoxon ke kallinikon the Holy, Glorious and Praiseworthy
Martyron. Ton Osion ke Theoforon Apostles, of the Holy, Glorious and
Pateron imon. (Tou Agiou tou Naou) Triumphqnt Martyrs, of our
ton Agion ke Dikeon Theopatoron Righteous and God-bearing Father,
Iaokim ke Annis, ke panton ton (of our Patronal Saint) of the Holy
Agion, eleise ke Sose imas, os Agathos and righteous Ancestors of God,
ke Filanthropos. Joachim and Anna, and of ll the
Saints, have Mercy on us and Save us
for He is Good and Love mankind.
Ton Evlogounta ke Agiazonta imas, O Lord, Protect for mhy years him who
Kyrie, Filatte is polla eti. blesses and Sanctifies us.
Di’ evhon ton Agion Pateron imon, Kyrie Through the Prayers of our Holy Father,
Iisou Hriste O Theos, eleison ke Soson O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have
imas. Mercy on us and Save us.
Amin. Amen.

Our Beloved Holy Father,


His Beatitude, Theodoros II
Pope & Patriarch of Alexandria & All Africa

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Festal Vespers - Theophany THE PRIEST DIPS A BUNCH OF BASIL IN THE WATER AND
SPRINKLES THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE CHURCH.

Kindly use the Service Book until this point, then carefully follow THE REST OF CLERGY, AND THEN THE PEOPLE, APPROACH
instructions with regard to these Hymns AND KISS THE THE CROSS, WHILE THE PRIEST SPRINKLES
WATER ON THE HEAD OF EACH ONE WITH THE SOAKED
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE
BASIL.
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2
CLERGY AND THE FAITHFUL ALSO DRINK THE SANCTIFIED
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me, WATER.
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear THE CHOIR CONTINUES TO SING THE TROPARION.
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!
ON 5 JANUARY: THE KONTAKION OF THE FOREFEAST – TONE 4
mou Kyrie.
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee En tis rithris simeron tou Iordanou, To
the flowing streams today of River
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of gegonos O Kyrios, to Ioanni ekvoa:Jordan comes our Lord, loudly
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice. “Mi diliasis Vaptise me. Sose gar exclaiming to John: “Be not afraid to
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord! Iko, Adam ton Protoplaston!” Baptise me now, for I have come to
FESTAL MENAION IDIOMELON – TONE 2
Save Adam the First Formed!”
ON 6 JANUARY – THEOPHANY – FESTAL KONTAKION – TONE 4
Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would Epifanis simeron ti ikoumeni, ke to Fos Thou Appeared today to us and Shone
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness Sou Kyrie, esimiothi ef’ imas, en Thy Light upon us, O Lord, who cry
with Thee. epignosi imnountas Se. Ilthes efanis aloud to Thee and say with
to Fos to aprositon. Understanding: O Christ our God,
Ton Fotismon imon, ton Fotisanta panta Our Illumination, Who Enlightens all Thou Appeared and shone forth, O
anthropon, idon O Prodromos, mankind, the Forerunner beheld, Unapproachable Light!
Vaptisthine paragenomenon, Heri ti coming to be Baptised. His soul FESTAL IDIOMELON – TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
psihi, ke tremi ti Heri. Diknisin Afton, Rejoiced and his hand trembled as
ke lei tis lais: Ide O Liroumenos ton he pointed to Him and said to the Animnisomen i pisti, tis peri imas tou Let us praise, O Faithful, the Great
Israil, O Elefthron imas ek tis fthoras. people: “Behold! The Deliverer of Theou Ikonomias to Megethos. En Dispensation of God that works for
O anamartite, Hriste O Theos imon ✞ Israel – He Who frees us from gar to imon paraptomati genomenos us. For He Who alone is Pure and
Doxa Si! corruption!” O Sinless, Christ our anthropos, tin imon katharsin Sinless, having become Man because
God: ✞ Glory to Thee! katherete en to Iordani o monos of our Fall, Purifiew us in the Jordan,
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited katharos ke akiratos, Agiason eme ke Sanctifying me and the waters and
ta idata, ke tas kefalas ton crushing the heads of the dragons in
Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
drakonton, sintrivon epi tou idatos. the water.
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
ton Kyrion. Antlisomen oun idor, met Evfrosinis Let us therefore, O Brethren, draw water
Ton Fotismon imon, ton Fotisanta panta Our Illumination, Who Enlightens all adelfi. I Haris tou pnevematos, tis with Gladness, for those who draw it
pistos antlousin, aoratos epididote, in Faith shall be granted in an
anthropon, idon O Prodromos, mankind, the Forerunner beheld,
para Hristou tou Theou, ke Sotiros invisible manner the Grace of the
Vaptisthine paragenomenon, Heri ti coming to be Baptised. His soul
ton psihon imon Spirit, by the Presence of Christ God,
psihi, ke tremi ti Heri. Diknisin Afton, Rejoiced and his hand trembled as
the Saviour of our souls.
ke lei tis lais: Ide O Liroumenos ton he pointed to Him and said to the
DISMISSAL PRAYERS & BLESSINGS
Israil, O Elefthron imas ek tis fthoras. people: “Behold! The Deliverer of
O anamartite, Hriste O Theos imon ✞ Israel – He Who frees us from Tou Kyriou deithomen. Let us pray to the Lord.
Doxa Si! corruption!” O Sinless, Christ our
God: ✞ Glory to Thee! Kyrie Eleison. Lord, have Mercy.
Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night; Evlogia Kyriou ke Eleos Aftou elthi ef’ May the Blessing and the Mercy of the
filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night imas, ti aftou Thia Hariti ke Lord come upon you by His Divine
Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord. Filanthropia Pantote, nin ke ai ke is Grace and Love for mankind, now
tous eonas ton eonon. and forever, and unto the Ages of
Tou Litrotou imon, ipo doulou When our Redeemer was Baptised by Ages.
Vaptizomenou, ke ti tou Pnevmatos His servant, and the Holy Spirit
Parousia martyroumenou, efrixan Appeared and Testified to Him, the Amin. Amen.

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Ke genestho imin, Kyrie, is igian psihis ke And let it be to us, O Lord, for Health of orose Angelon Stratie, Foni de Angelic Hosts watched and trembled,
somatos... soul and body... Ouranothen inehthi ek Patros. and the Voice from Heaven of the
THE PRIEST CONTINUES ALOUD; “Outos on O Prodromos hirotheti: Father said: “He, on Whom the
Iios Mou Iparhi O Agapitos, en O Forerunner lays his hand, is My
Si gar is O Agiasmos ton psihon ke ton For Thou art the Sanctification of our idokisa!” Hriste O Theos imon: ✞ Beloved Son in Whom I Am Well
somaton imon. soul and body. Doxa Si! Pleased!” O Christ our God: ✞ Glory
Ke Si tin Doxon ke Efharistian, ke And to Thee we ascribe all Glory, to Thee!
Proskinisin anapempomen, sin ✞ to Thanks and Worship, together with Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
Anarho Sou Patri, ke to Panagio ke ✞ Thy Beginningless, Eternal Father afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
Agatho, ke Zoopio Sou Pnevmati, nin, and the All Holy and Good and Life- Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
ke ai, ke is tous eonas ton eonon. giving Spirit, now and for ever, and his transgressions.
unto ages of ages.
Tou Litrotou imon, ipo doulou When our Redeemer was Baptised by
Amin PEOPLE Amen Vaptizomenou, ke ti tou Pnevmatos His servant, and the Holy Spirit

The Sanctification of the Waters Parousia martyroumenou, efrixan


orose Angelon Stratie, Foni de
Appeared and Testified to Him, the
Angelic Hosts watched and trembled,
THE PRIEST BLESSES THE WATER WITH THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND IMMERSES THE PRECIOUS
Ouranothen inehthi ek Patros. Outos and the Voice from Heaven of the
CROSS, HOLDING IT STRAIGHT, AS HE CHANTS THE FOLLOWING TROPARION THRICE.
on O Prodromos hirotheti: “Iios Mou Father said: “He, on Whom the
THE CHOIR REPEATS THE HYMN TWICE. Iparhi O Agapitos, en O idokisa!” Forerunner lays his hand, is My
Hriste O Theos imon: ✞ Doxa Si! Beloved Son in Whom I Am Well
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – THEOPHANY – TONE 1 Pleased!” O Christ our God: ✞ Glory
to Thee!
En Iordani Vaptizomenou sou Kyrie, i tis By Thy Baptism, O Lord, in the River
Triados efanerothi proskinisis. Tou Jordan, Worship of the Trinity has Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise
gar Gennitoros i foni prosemartiri Si, made Its Appearance; for the Voice Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!
Agapiton Se Iion Onomazousa. Ke to of the Lord came forth to Thee with Ta Iordania rithra, Se tin Pigin edexato, The waters of the Jordan received thee,
Pnevma en idi peristeras eveveou tou the Testimony, Naming Thee ke O Paraklitos, en idi peristeras Who art the Source, and the
Logou to asfales. O Epifanis, Hriste O ‘Beloved Son;’ and the Spirit, like a katirheto, klini korifin, O klinas Paraclete, descended like a dove,
Theos, ke ton Kosmon Fotisas, ✞ dove, Confirming the Truth of the Ouranous, krazi ke voa, pilos to Thou Who bowed the Heavens,
Doxa Si! Word. Wherefore, O Thou Who hast plastourgo. Ti mi epitattis tai per bowed Thy Head. The clay cried out
Appeared and Illumined the world, O eme? Ego hrian eho tou Sou to Thee, the Fashioner, and said:
Christ, ✞ Glory to Thee! Vaptismou. O anamartite, Hriste O “Why dost Thou Command me to do
Theos imon: ✞ Doxa Si! what is beyond me? I need Thee to
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Baptise me!” O Sinless, Christ our
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and God: ✞ Glory to Thee!
eonon. ever, and unto Ages of Ages.
Amin Oti Ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
Amen ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever.
eona.
THE PRIESTPLUNGES THE CROSS A SECOND AND A THIRD TIME IN THE WATER, DOING AS
BEFORE: AND THE TROPARION IS REPEATED A SECOND AND A THIRD TIME.
Sose voulomenos, ton planithenta Wishing to Save mankind who had gone
anthropon, ouk apixiosas doulou astray, Thou did not deem it
morfin endisasthe. Eprepe gar Si to unworthy to put on the form of a
Despoti, ke Theo, anadexasthe ta servant. It was fitting for Thee, our
imon iper imon. Si gar Vaptisthis Master, to assume what is ours for
Saki Litrota, tis afeseos ixiosas imas, our sake! When Thou were Baptised
dio voomen Si.. Evergeta Hriste O in the Flesh, O Redeemer, Thou
Theos imon: ✞ Doxa Si! granted us Forgiveness. Wherefore,
we exclaim to Thee: O Benefactor,
Christ our God: ✞ Glory to Thee!
✞ 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.
Amin Amen

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Ipeklinas karan to Prodromo, sinethlasas Thou bowed Thy Head before the Dos pasi tis te aptomenis, tis te Grant to all who touch it and who are
karas to drakonton, epestis en tis Forerunner, Thou crushed the head Hriomenis, tis te Metalamvanousi, ton Anointed by it and who receive
rithris, Efotisas ta simpanta, tou of the dragon, Thou went to the Agiasmon, tin Evlogian, tin thereof, Sanctification, Blessing,
Doxazin Se Soir, ton Fotismon ton River, and Thou Enlightened the Katharsin, tin Igian. Cleansing, and Health.
psihon imon. Universe, to Glorify Thee, O Saviour
– the Illumination of our soul! Ke Soson, Kyrie, tous doulous Sou, And Save, O Lord, Thy servants, our
THE ENTRANCE – “FOS ILRON...”
tous pistous Vasileis imon. faithful rulers.
Amen [3] Amen (3)
Fos Ilaron Agias Doxis, Athanatou O Gladsome Radiance of the Holy Glory
Patros, Ouraniou, Agiou, Makaros, of the Father Immortal, Heavenly,
Iisou Hriste! Elthondes epi tin iliou Holy, Blessed Jesus Christ. Now that Ke filaxon aftous ipo tin skepin Sou en Keep them under Thy Shelter in Peace.
disin, idontes Fos Esperinon, we have come to the setting of the Irinin.
imnoumen ✞ Patera, Ion ke Agion sun and have seen the Evening Light, Ipotaxon ipo tous podas afton panta Subdue under their feet every enemy
Pnevma, Theon. Axion Se en we praise ✞ Father, Son and Holy ehthron ke polemion. and adversary.
pasi keris imnisthe fones esies, Ie Spirit. For it is worthy that at all
Theou, Zoin O didous dio O kosmos times Thou should be praised by
Harise aftis ta pros Sotirian etimata, ke Grant to them the means of Salvation
Se Doxazi! voices encouraging, O Son of God, Zoin tin Eonion. and Eternal Life.
the Giver of Life. For which cause the Mnisthiti, Kyrie, tou Pater imon, Papa Remembering, Lord, our Pope and
Universe Glorifies Thee! ke Patriarchi imon Theodorou ke Patriarch, Theodoros, and our
THE PROPHECY OF GENESIS 1: 1 – 13 Arhipiskopou imon (Sergiou), ke Archbishop (NAME) , and all Priests,
pantos tou Presviteriou, tis en Hristo servants of God, and all the Priestly
En arhi epiisen O Theos ton Ouranon ke R EADER In the beginning God created Diakonias, ke pantos Iratikou Hierarchy, and the people standing
tin Gin. Heaven and Earth. tagmatos, ke tou periestotos laou, about us, and our Brethren who
I de Gi in aoratos ke akataskefastos - ke And the Earth was invisible and absent themselves for praiseworthy
skotos epano tis avissou, ke Pnevma unfinished - and darkness was over reasons.
Theou epefereto epano tou idatos. the deep, and the Spirit of God Ke ton di Evlogou etias apolifthenton And have Mercy on them and us
hovered over the face of the water. Adelphon imon, ke eleison aftous ke according to Thy Loving-kindness,
Ke ipen O Theos: “Genithito fos!” ke
And God said: “Let there be light!” and imas, kata to Mega Sou Eleos. Ina ke that Thine All Holy Name may be
there was light. And God beheld the dia stihion, ke dia Angelon ke dia Glorified by the elements, by the
egeneto fos. Ke iden O Theos to fos, anthropon, ke dia oromenon, ke dia Angels, by mankind, and by visible
light, for it was good.
oti kalon. aoraton, doxazite Sou to Panagion and invisible creatures, together with
Ke dihorisen O Theos ana meson tou
And God divided the light from the Onoma, Sin to Patri, ke to Agio that of ✞ the Father and of the Holy
darkness. And God called the light Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke is tous eonas Spirit, now and ever, and unto the
fotos, ke anameson to skotous. Ke
‘Day’ and the darkness He called ton eonon. Ages of Ages.
ekalesen O Theos to fos ‘Imeran’ ke to
‘Night.’ And there was evening and
skotos ekalese ‘Nikta’. Ke egeneto
morning – one day. Amin Amen
espera, ke egento proi - imera mia. BLESSINGS PRAYERS
Ke ipen O Theos: “Genithito stereoma
And God said: “Let there be a
AND

en meso tou idatos, ke esto


firmament in the midst of the Irini pasi PRIEST Peace be unto you all.
water, and let it divide the water
diahorizon ana meson idatos ke
from the water.”
Ke pnevmati sou PEOPLE And to thy spirit
idatos!”
And it was so. And God made the Tas kefalas imon to Kyriou klinomen PRIEST Let us bow our heads unto the Lord
Ke egeneto outo. Ke epiisen O Theos to
firmament. And God divided the ✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞To Thee, Lord
steroma. Ke dihorisen O Theos ana
water under the firmament from the
meson tou idatos tou epano tou
water above the firmament. And the THE PRIEST CONTINUES QUIETLY:
stereomatos. Ke ana meson tou
water under the firmament was Klinon, Kyrie, to ous Sou, ke epkouson Incline Thine Ear, O Lord, and hear us.
idatos, tou ipokato tou steromatos. Ke
separated from the water above the imon, O en Iordani Vaptisthin Thou consented to be Baptised in the
ekalese O Theos to stereoma,
firmament. And God called the katdexamenos, ke Agiasas tai data. Jordan and Thou Sanctified the
‘Ouranon,’ ke iden O Theos, oti
firmament ‘Heaven’ and God saw waters.
Kalon. Ke egeneto espera, ke egeneto
that it was Good. And there was Ke Evlogison pantas imas, tous dia tis And now Bless us all, who by the bowing
proi - imera deftera.
evening and morning – the second kliseos ton efton avhenon simenonts of our head have signified our
day. to tis doulias proshima. bondage.
Ke kataxioson imas emplisthine tou And make us worthy to be filled with Thy
Agiasmou Sou dia tis tou idatos toutou Sanctification, by the receiving of this
metlipseos te ke rantismou, Water and its sprinkling.

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anthropis sinanestrafis. Si ke ta Hallowed, also, the streams of Ke ipen O Theos: “Sinahthito to idor to And God said: “Let the water under
Iordania rithra igiasas, Ouranothen Jordan, when Thou sent down from
ipokato tou Ouranou is sinagogin Heaven be gathered together into
katapempsas to Panagion Sou Heaven Thy Holy Spirit, and crushed
mian, ke ofthito i xira.” one place, and let the dry land
Pnevma, ke tas kefalas ton ekise the heads of the serpents that
appear.”
emfolevonton sinetripsas drakonton lurked there.
Ke egeneto outo. Ke sinihthi to idor to And it was so. And the water under
Aftos oun, filantrope Vasilf, pareso ke Wherefore ipokato tou Ouranou is tas sinagogas Heaven was gathered into its places,
Thou, O King Who Lovest afton, ke ofthi i xira. Ke ekalesen O and the dry land appeared. And God
nin, dia tis epifitiseos tou Agiou Sou
mankind, come down now also Theos tin xiran, ‘Gin.’ Ke ta sistimata called the dry land ‘Earth,’ and the
Pnematos, ke Agiason to Idor touto.
through the Descent of Thy Holy ton idaton ekalese, ‘Thalassas.’ Ke gathering together of the waters He
Spirit, and Sanctify this water. iden O Theos, oti kalon. called ‘Seas.’ And God behld it, for
Amin [3]
Amen [3] it was good.
Ke ipen O Theos: “Vlastisato i gi And God said: “Let the Earth bring
Votanin hortou, spiron sperma kata forth the herb of grass, bearing
Ke dos afto tin Harin tis apolitroseos, tin And impart unto it the Grace of
genos ke kath omiotita, ke xilon seed according its kind and
Evlogian tou Iordanou. Redemption, the Blessing of Jordan.
karpimon pioun karpon, ou to likeness. Let the fruit tree bear
Piison afto aftharsias Pigin, Agiasmou Make it a Fountain of Immortality, a sperma aftou en afto, kata genos fruit, whose seed is in itself
Doron, amartimaton litirion, vosimaton Gift of Sanctification, a Remission of epi tis gis.” according to its kind on Earth.”
alexitirion, demosin olethrion, tes sins, a Healing of infirmities, a Ke egeneto outo. Ke exinegken i Gi And it was so. And the Earth brought
evavties dinamesin aprositon, Destruction of demons;
votnin hortou, spiron sperma kata forth the herb of grass, bearing seed
Angelikis ishios pepliromenon. unapproachable by hostile powers,
genos ke kath omiotita ke xilon according to its kind and likeness,
filled with Angelic Might.
karpimon pioun karpon, ou to and the fruit tree bore fruit, whose
Ina pantes i ariomeni ke And may it be unto all those who shall sperma aftou en afto, kata genos epi seed is in itself according to its kind
matalamvanontes ehien afto pros draw it, and shall partake of it for tis gis. Ke iden O Theos, oti kalon. on Earth. And God beheld it, for it
Katharismon psihon te ke somaton, the Purification of their soul and was good.
pros Iatrian pathon, pros Agiasmon body, for the Healing of their Ke egeneto espera, ke egeneto proi, And evening and morning were the
Ikon, pros pasan ofelian epitidion. passions, for the Sanctification of
imera triti. third day.
their houses, and for every expedient
Service. FESTAL STIHI – THEOPHANY – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1

Si gar i O Theos imon, O di idatos ke For Thou art our God, Who through 1. Epefanis en to kosmo, O ton Kosmon 1. Thou Appeared in the world, even
Water and the Spirit dost renew our piisas, as the Creator of the world,
Pnevmatos anakenisas tin
paleothisan fisin ipo tis amartias. nature, which had fallen into decay Ina Fotisis tous en Skoti kathimenous. To Illumine those who sit in Darkness.
through sin. Filanthope: ✞ Doxa Si! O Lord, Who Loves mankind: ✞
Si i, O Theos imon, O di idatos kataklisas For Thou art our God, Who with water Glory to Thee!
epi tou Noe tin amartian. didst drown sin in the days of Noah. 2. Theos iktirise imas ke Evlogise imas. 2. May God be Gracious to us, and
Si i O Theos imon, O dia thalassis For Thou art our God, Who by the sea, Epifane to prosopon aftou ef’ Bless us. May He cause His Face
imas ke Eleise imas. ✶ to shine upon us, and have Mercy
eleftherosas ek tis doulias Farao, dia through Moses, didst set free from
on us. ✶
Moiseos, to genos ton Evreon. slavery to Pharaoh the Hebrew race.
3. Tou gnone en ti Gi tin Odon Sou, en 3. That we may know His Way on the
Si i O Theos imon, O diarrixas petran en For Thou art out God, Who didst cleave pasin Ethnesi to Sotirion Sou. ✶ Earth, Thy Salvation among all
erimo ke erriisan idata, ke himarri the rock in the wilderness, so that Gentiles. ✶
kateklisthisan, ke dipsonta ton Laon water gushed forth, and who madest
Sou koresas. the floods to well forth abundantly;
4. Exomologisasthosan Si lai, O Theos, 4. Let the people Confess Thee, O God.
and didst satisfy Thy thirsty people. Exomologisasthosan Si lai pantes! Let all the people Confess Thee!
Ti edoke ton karpon Aftis! ✶ The Earth has yielded her Fruit! ✶
Si i O Theos imon, O d’ idatos ke piros, For Thou art our God, Who by fire and 5. Evlogise imas O Theos, O Theos 5. May God, our God, Bless us! May
dia tou Iliou, apallazas ton Israil ek water, through Elijah, didst set Israel imon. Evlogie imas O Theos, ke God Bless us, and let all the ends
tis planis tou Vaal. free from the errors of Baal. fovithitosan afton panta ta perata of the Earth Fear Him! ✶
tis Gis. ✶
Aftos ke nin, Despota, Agiason to idor Do Thou, the same Master, Sanctify ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
touto, to Pnevmati Sou to Agio. now also this water by Thy Holy ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Spirit. eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Amin [3] Amen [3] Amin Amen

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6. Epefanis en to kosmo, O ton Kosmon 6. Thou Appeared in the world, even ton kosmon. uphold all Creation, and by Thy
piisas, ✶ as the Creator of the world, ✶ Providence Thou dost direct the
world.
THE PROPHECY OF THE FOURTH BOOK OF KINGS (1 KINGS 2 : 6 – 14)
Si ek tessaron stihion tin ktisin When Thou hadst created the universe
Ipen Ilias to Elissee:
Kathou di entavtha, RE ADER Elijah said to Elisha: “Tarry
sinarmosas, tettarsi keris ton kiklon out of four elements, Thou didst
oti Kyrios apestalke me eos tou here, I beseech Thee; for the Lord has tou eniaftou estefanosas. crown the circle of the year with four
Iordanou. sent me to the Jordan.” seasons.
Ke ipen Elissee: “Si Kyrie, ke Si i psihi And Elisha said: “As the Lord lives, and Se tremousin e noere pase Dinamis. All the reason-endowed Powers tremble
Sou, i egkatalipso Se!” as Thou Thyself live, I will not leave before Thee.
Thee!”
Se imni ilios. Se Doxazi selini. Si The Sun sings Thy praises, and the
Ke eporevthisan amfoteri. And the two of them went on. evtighani ta astra. Moon glorifies Thee; the Stars, also,
Ke pentikonta andres apo ton iion ton And fifty men of the sons of the stand before Thy Presence.
Profiton ilthon, ke estisan ex enantias Prophets also went, and stood at Si ipakoui to Fos. The Light obeysThee.
makrothen, amfoteri de estisan epi some distance from them, as they
tou Iordanou. both were standing by the Jordan. Se fittousin avissi. Si doulefousin e pige. The depths shudder in Awe before
Thee; the water-springs do Thy
Ke elaven Ilias tin milotin aftou, ke ilisen And Elijah took his mantle, and rolled
bidding.
aftin, ke epataxen en afti ta idata, ke it up, and struck the water, and the
diirethi to idor enthen ke enthen, ke water was parted to the one side and Si exetinas ton Ouranon osi derrin. Thou hast spread out the Heavens like a
dievisan amfoteri dia xiras. to the other, until the two of them curtain.
could go over on dry ground. Si estereosas tin Gin epi ton idaton. Si Thou hast established the Earth upon
Ke egeneto os diilthon, ipen Ilias to And when they had crossed, Elijah said perietihisas tin thalassan psammo. the waters. With sand hast Thou
Elissee: “Etise, ti piiso Si, prin i to Elisha: “Ask what I shall do for you walled in the sea.
analifthine me apo Sou.” before I am taken from you.” Si pros anapnoas ton aera exeheas. Thou hast shed abroad the air for
Ke ipen Elissee: “Genithoto di to Pnevma And Elisha said: “I pray Thee: let me breathing.
to epi Si dissos ep emi. “ inherit a double share of Thy spirit. Angelike Dinamis Si Litourgousin. I ton The Angelic Powers serve Thee. The
Ke ipen Ilias: Esklirinas tou etisasthe. And Elijah said: “Thou hast asked a Arhangelon hori Se proskinousi. Ta Archangelic Hosts adore Thee. The
Plin, ean idis me analavanomenon difficult thing; yet, if Thou see me as poliommata Herouvim, ke ta many-eyed Cherubim and the six-
apo Sou, este Si outos, ean de mi idis, I am being taken from Thee, it shall exapteriga Serafim,kiklo istamena ke winged Seraphim, as they stand
ou mi genite. be so for Thee; but if Thou dost not periiptamena, Fovo tis Aprositou Sou round about and fly, veiling their
see me, it shall not be so.” Doxis, katakaliptete. faces with Awe before Thine
Unapproachable Glory.
Ke egeneto afton porevomenon ke And as they still went on and talked,
lalounton, ke idou Arma Pyros, ke behold, a Chariot of Fire and Horses Si gar, Theos on aperigraptos, anarhos For Thou, O God Who cannot be
Ippi Pyros, ke diehorisen anameson of Fire separated the two of them. te ke anekfrastos, ilthes epi tis gis, circumscribed, Who art from
amfoteron, morfin doulou lavon, en omiomati Everlasting and Ineffable, hast come
anthropon genomenos. down upon Earth, taking on the form
Ke anelifthi Ilias en Sissismo, os is ton And Elijah went up by a Whirlwind into of a servant, in the likeness of
Ouranon. Heaven. mankind.
Ke Elissee eora, ke aftos evoa: Pater! And Elisha saw it and he cried: “Father! Ou gar eferes, Despota, dia splaghna For Thou could not endure, O Master,
Pater! Arma Israil ke Ippefs aftou!” Father! The Chariots of Israel and its eleous Sou, theasthe ipo tou diavolou because of Thy Tender-hearted
Horsemen!” tirannoumenon to genos ton Mercy, to behold the offspring of
Ke ouk iden afton ouk eti. And he saw him no more. anthropon, all’ ilthes ke esosas imas. mankind tormented by the devil;
but Thou hast come and Saved us.
Ke ekratisen Elissee tou imatiou aftou, And Elisha took hold of his own clothes
ke dierrixen afto is dio. and rent them in two. Omologoumen tin Harin; kirittomen ton We confess Thy Grace; we proclaim
eleon; ou kriptomen tin Evergesian. Thy Mercy; we conceal not Thy
Ke anileto tin milotin Iliou Elissee, tin And Elisha picked up the mantle of
Gracious Deeds.
pesousan epanothen aftou. Ke Elijah that had fallen from him, and
epestrepsen Elissee, ke esti epi tou stood on the bank of the Jordan. Tas tis fiseos imon gonas Ileftherosas. Thou hast Liberated the generations of
hilous tou Iordanou, Parthenikin Igiasas Mitran to Toko our race; by Thy Birth Thou hast
Sou. Sanctified a Virgin’s Womb.
Ke elaven Elissee tin milotin Iliou, tin And Elisha took the mantle of Elijah
pesousan epanothen aftou ke epataxe that had fallen from him, and struck Pasa i ktisis imnise se epifanenta. Si gar, All Creation sings praises to Thee, Who
ta idata, ke ou diirethi, ke ipen Elisee: the water, and they did not part. O Theos imon, epi tis gis ofthis, ke tis Revealed Thyself; for Thou, our God,

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Simeron Vasileian Ouranon T oday we have purchased the Pou estin O Theos Ilious Apfo? And Elisha said: “Where is the Lord,
the God of Elijah, Appho?”
onisametha. Tis gar Vasilias tou Kingdom of Heaven: for the Lord’s
Kyriou ouk este telos! Kingdom shall have no end! Ke epataxen Elissee ta idata ek defterou, And so Elisha struck the waters, and
Simeron gi ke thalassa tin tou T oday land and sea share the Joy of ke diirethi ta idata, ke diilthe dia
xiras.
the waters were parted to the one
side and to the other; and Elisha
kosmou Haran emerisanto, ke O the world, and the world is filled went over on dry ground.
kosmos Evfrosinis peplirote! with gladness! FESTAL STIHI - THEOPHANY - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Idosan Se idata, O Theos, idosan Se T he waters beheld Thee, O God, the
1. Amartolis ke telones, dia plithous 1. By the greatness of Thy Mercy,
idata, ke efovithisan! waters beheld Thee and were eleous Sou Epefanis Sotir imon, Thou, O Saviour, showed Thyself
afraid! to sinners and Publicans. ✶
O Iordanis estrafi is ta opiso, T he Jordan turned back, seeing the Pou gar ihe to Fos Sou lampse, imi tis Where else was Thy Light to shine, if
Theasamenos to Pir tis Theotitos, Fire of the Godhead descending en skoti kathimenis: ✞ Doxa Si! not among those who sit in
somatikos katerhomenon, ke bodily and entering its stream! Darkness? ✞ Glory to Thee!
iserhomenon ep’ afton.!
2. O Kyrios Evasilefsen, evprepian 2. The Lord Reigns – He clothes
O Iordanis estrafi is ta opiso, theoron T he Jordan turned back, beholding enedisato. ✶ Himself with Majesty! ✶
to Pnevma to Agion, en idi Epiran
peristeras katerhomenon, ke
the Holy Spirit coming down like a 3. i potami, Kyrie, epiran i 3. The Rivers, O Lord, lift up! The
dove and hovering above Thee! potami fonas afton!.✶ Rivers lift up their voices! ✶
periiptamenon Si!
O Iordanis estrafi is ta opiso, oron ton T he Jordan turned back, seeing the
4. Thavmasti i meteorismi tis thalassis, 4. Marvellous are the billows of the
Thavmastos en ipsilis O Kyrios✶ sea! Wondrous is the Lord on
aoraton orathenta, ton Ktistin Invisible made visible, the Creator High! ✶
sarkothenta, ton Despotin en made Flesh, the Master in the form
doulou morfi! of a servant!
5. To Iko Sou prepi Agiasma, Kyrie, is 5. Holiness is proper to Thine House,
makrotita imeron.✶ O Lord, unto length of days.✶
O Iordanis estrafi is ta opiso, ke ta ori T he Jordan turned back and the
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
eskirtisan, Theon en sarki mountains skipped, looking upon ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
kathoronta, ke nefele fonin God in the flesh; and the clouds eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
edokan, thavmazouse ton gave voice, marvelling at Him Who
paragenomenon, Fos ek Fotos, was come, the Light of Light, True
Amin Amen
Theon Alithnon, ek Theou Alithinou, God of True God. For today in the 6. Amartolis ke telones, dia plithous 6. By the greatness of Thy Mercy,
Despotikin Panigirin simeron en to Jordan they saw the triumph of the eleous Sou epefanis Sotir imon, ✶ Thou, O Saviour, showed Thyself
Iordani orontes, afton de ton tis Master; they saw Him drown in the to sinners and Publicans. ✶
parakois thanaton, ke to tis planis Jordan the death of disobedience, THE PROPHECY OF THE BOOK OF KINGS - (1 KINGS 5 : 9 – 14)
kentron, ke ton tou Adou sindesmon the sting of error, and the chains of
en to Iordani vithisanta, ke Hell, and bestow upon the world
Paregeneto Neeman, Arhon Vasileos RE ADER So Naaman went with his
Vaptisma Sotirias to Kosmo Assirion, Sin tis armasin aftou ke horses and chariots, and halted at
the Baptism of Salvation!
dorisamenon! ippis aftou, ke esti epi tis thiras tou the door of Elisha’s house.
ikou Elisee.
Othen kago O amartolos ke anaxios T herefore, sinner and unworthy
doulos Sou, ta megalia ton servant though I am, I recount the
Ke apestilen Elisee angelon pros afton, And Elisha sent a messenger to him,
legon: “Porevthis, louse en to Iordani saying: “Go and wash in the Jordan
thavmaton Sou diigoumenos, Majesty of Thy Wonders and, seized
eptakis, keepistrepi i sarx Sou epi Si, seven times, and thy flesh shall be
sinehomenos fovo, en katanixi voo with Fear, in Compunction, I cry
ke katharisthisi.” restored, and thou shalt be clean.”
Si aloud unto Thee:
THE PRIEST CONTINUES ALOUD: Ke ethimothi Neeman, ke apilthe, ke And Naaman was angered, and went
ipen: Idou di elegon, oti exelefsete away, saying: “Behold, I thought that
Megas i, Kyrie, ke thavmasta ta erga Great art Thou, O Lord, and pros me, ke epikalesete en onomati he would surely come out to me, and
Sou, ke oudis logos exarkesi pros marvellous are Thy Works: no Kyriou tou Theou aftou, ke epithisi stand, and call on the Name of the
imnon ton thavmasion Sou! words suffice to sing the praise of tin hira aftou epi to lepron, ke Lord his God, and wave his hand
Thy Wonders! aposinaxiafto apo tis sarkos mou, ouk over the place, and cure the leper.
✞ Doxa Si, O Kyrie, Doxa Si! [3] ✞ Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to Agathos avana ke farfa, potami Are not Aban and Pharpar the rivers
Thee! [3] Damaskou, iper ton Iordanin, ke iper of Damascus, better than all the
panta ta idata Israil? Ouhi porevthis waters of Israel? Could I not wash in
lousome en aftis, ke katharisthisome? them, and be clean?”
Si gar, voulisi ex ouk onton is to ine For Thou, by Thy Will, from
paragagon ta simpanta, to so krati nothingness hast brought all things
Ke apestrepse ke apilthen en Thimo. And he turned and went away in a rage.
sinehis tin ktisin, ke ti si pronia diikis into being; by Thy Majesty Thou dost
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paristate, oron Theou pros imas before Him with trembling, seeing
Ke prosilthon i pedes aftou, ke ipon pros And his children went and said to him: sigkatavasin! the Condescencion of God towards
afton: “Pater, i megan Logon elalise “Father, if the Prophet had
us!
pros Se O Profitis, ouk an epiisas? Ke commanded thee to do some great
oti ipe pros Se, louse ke katharisthit?” thing, would thou not have done it? Simeron ta tou Iordanou namata is T oday the waters of the Jordan are
How much rather then, when he says iamata Metapiite, ti tou Kyriou Transformed into healing by the
to thee: ‘Wash, and be clean.’?” Parousia! Appearance of our Lord.
Ke katevi Neeman ke evaptisato en to And Naaman went down and immersed Simeron Rithris Mystikis pasa i ktisis T oday the entire Creation is Watered
Iordani eptakis kata to rima tou himself seven times in the Jordan ardevete! by Mystical Streams!
Anthropou tou Theou, ke epestrepsen
i sarx aftou ep afton os pedariou
river, according to the word of the
Man of God; and his flesh was
Simeron ta ton anthropon ptesmata T oday the transgressions of mankind
mikrou, ke ekatharisthi. restored like the flesh of a little tis idasi tou Iordanou apalifonte! are washed away by the waters of
child, and he was cleansed. the Jordan!
Simeron O Paradisos ineokte tis T oday Paradise has been opened to
anthropis, ke O tis Dikeosinis Ilios mankind and the Sun of
Katavgazi Imin! Righteousness shines down upon
us!

Festal Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great Simeron to pikron idor,


Moiseos, to lao is glikitita metapiite,
to epi T oday the bitter water, as once with
Moses and the people of Israel, is
ti tou Kyriou Parousia! changed to sweetness by the
THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS: Coming of the Lord!
Simeron T oday
O Theos O Agios, O en Agiis Holy God, Thou dwell among Thy Saints.
anapavomenos, O Trisagio Foni ipo Thou art praised by the Seraphim tou paleou thrinou we have been Released from
ton Serphim animnoumenos ke ipo with the Thrice Holy Hymn and apillagimen, ke os Neos Israil our Ancient Lamentation, and as
ton Herouvim Doxologoumenos, ke Glorified by the Cherubim and Diesothimen! the New Israel, we have found
ipo pasis Epouraniou Dinameos worshipped by all he Heavenly Salvation!
proskinoumenos O ek tou mi ontos is
to ine paragagon ta simpanta
Powers. Thou has brought all things
out of nothingness into being.
Simeron tou Skotous Elitrothimen, ke T oday we have been Delivered from
O ktisas ton Anthropon ket’ ikona Sin ke Thou hast created mankind in Thine to Foti tis Theognosias Darkness and Illuminated with the
omiosin ke panti Sou Harismati. Image and Likeness, and adorned katavgzometha! Light of the Knowledge of God!
Katakosmisas, O didous etounti Sofian ke
Sinesin, ke mi paroron amartanonta,
them with all the Gifts of Thy Grace.
Thou granted Wisdom and
Simeron i ahlis tou kosmou katherete, T oday the Blinding Mist of the world
alla themenos epi Sotiria metanian, Understanding to the supplicant, and ti Epifania tou Theou imon! is dispersed by the Epiphany of our
dost not overlook the sinner, but hast God!
established Repentance as the Way of Simeron Lampadofeggi pasa i Ktisis T oday the whole Creation shines with
Salvation.
O kataxiosas imas, tous tapinous ke Thou hast enabled us, Thy lowly and
Anothen! Light from on High!
anaxious doulous Sou, ke en ti ora unworthy servants, to stand at this Simeron i plani katirgite ke Odon T oday error is laid low and the
tafti stine katenopion tis Doxis tou Hour before the Glory of Thy Holy imin Sotirias Ergazete i tou Coming of the Master has made for
Agiou Sou Thisiastiriou, ke tin Altar, and to offer to Thee all due Despotou epelefsis! us a Way of Salvation!
ofilomenin Si proskinisin ke Worship and Praise.
Doxologian prosagin. Simeron ta Ano tis kato Sineortazi, ke T oday Things Above keep Feast with
Aftos, Despota, prosdexe ke ek stomatos O Master, accept the Thrice Holy Hymn ta kato tis Ano Sinomili! things below, and things below
imon ton amartolon ton Trisagion also from the lips of us sinners, and Commune with Things Above!
imnon ke episkepe imas en ti hristotit
Sou. Sighorison imin pan
Visit us in Thy Goodness.
Forgive our voluntary and involuntary
Simeron i Iera ke megalofonos ton T oday the Triumphant Assembly of
plimmelima, ekousion te ke akousion, transgressions, Sanctify our soul and Orthodoxon Panigiris Agallete! the Orthodox keeps this Holy
Agiason imon tas psihas ke ta somata body, and grant that we may worship Festival with Great Joy!.
ke dos imin en osiotiti latrevin Si
pasas tas imeras tis Zois imon,
and ser Thee in Holiness all the days
of our life, by the Intercessions of the
Simeron O Despotis pros to Vaptisma T oday the Master hastens towards
presvies tis Agias Theotokou, ke Holy Theotokos, and of all the Saints, epigete, ina Anavivasi pros Ipsos to Baptism that He may lift mankind
panton ton Agion, ton ap’ eonos Si who have pleased Thee throughout anthropinon! up to the Heights!
evarestisanton... the ages... Simeron O aklinis to idio iketi T oday He Who bows not, bows down
ipoklinete, ina imas ek tis doulias to His own servant that He may set
Eleftherosi! us Free from Bondage!

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opos animnise tolmiso tin amtron understanding that I may make THE TRISAGION OR THRICE HOLY HYMN
evergesian ke Dinamin. bold to sing the Praises of Thine ✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios ✞ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Infinite Beneficence and Might. Athanatos, eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have mercy upon us [3]
Evprosdektos genestho i par’ emou M ay the Prayers be acceptable that I ✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
disis, dia ton parestota laon, opos offer for the people here present. Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, Now and
ta plimmelimata mou mi kolisosin Let not my faults hinder Thy Holy eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
enthade paragenesthe to Agion Spirit from coming to this place, but Amin Amen
Sou Pnevma, alla sighorison mi suffer me now uncondemned to cry
akatakritos voan Si, ke legin ke nin, to Thee, O Most Good Lord, and to ✞Agios Athanatos, eleison imas. ✞ Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us
Iperagathe. say: Dynamis! P R I E S T With Strength!

Doxazomen
✞D Se, Despota ✞ We Glorify Thee, O Master Who THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
Filanthrope, Pantokrator, Proeonie Lovest mankind, Almighty, Pre-
Dynamis! CHO IR With Strength!
Vasilef! Eternal King!.
✞ Agios O ✞ Holy God,
Holy Mighty,
✞ We Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios PEO PLE
Glorify Thee, Oe Creator and Holy Immortal, have mercy on us
Doxazomen
✞D Se ton Ktistin ke Maker of all!
Athanatos, eleison imas
FESTAL PROKEIMENON – THEOPHANY
Dimiourgon tou pantos! ✞ We Glorify Thee, O Only Begotten
Kyrios Fotismos mou ke Sotir mou, tina The Lord is my Light and My Salvation:
Doxazomen
✞D Se, Ie tou Theou Son of God, Born without Father fovithisome? whom shall I fear?
Monogenes, ton apatora ek Mitros, from Thy Mother, and without
ke amitora ek Patros! Mother from Thy Father! Kyrios iperaspistis tis Zois mou, apo The Lord is the Protector of my life: of
tinos diliaso? whom shall I be afraid?
In the preceding Feast we beheld
En gar ti prolavousi Eorti Nipion Se Thee as an Infant, while in the
ST PAUL’S FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS 9 : 19 – 27

idomen. En de ti parousi telion Se present we behold Thee full-grown, Adelphi, eleftheros gar on ek panton Brethren, although I am free
R EAD ER :

oromen, ton ek Teliou Telion our God made manifest, Perfect pasin emafton edoulosa, ina tous from all men, I have made myself a
Epifanenta Theon imon. God from Perfect God. plionas kerdiso. slave to all, that I might win the
more.
F or today the time of the Feast is at
Ke egenomin tis Ioudeis os Ioudeos, ina To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order
Simeron gar O tis Eortis imin epesti hand for us: the Choir of Saints Ioudeous kerdiso. to win Jews.
keros, ke horos Agion Ekklisiazi assembles with us and Angels join
imin, ke Angeli meta anthropon with mankind in keeping Festival. Tis ipon Nomon os ipo Nomon, ina tous To those under the law I became as one
ipo Nomon kerdiso. under the Law—although not being
sineortazousi. T oday the Grace of the Holy Spirit, myself under the Law—that I might
Simeron i Haris tou Agiou Pnevmatos like a dove, descended upon the win those under the Law.
en idi peristeras, tis idasin epefitise! waters! Ti anomis os anomos - mi on anomos To those outside the Law I became as
Simeron O Aditos Ilios anetile, ke O T oday the Sun that never sets has Theo all ennomos Hristo, ina kerdiso one outside the Law—not being
Kosmos to Foti Kyriou katavgazete! risen and the world is filled with anomou. without Law toward God but under
Splendour by the Light of the Lord. the Law of Christ that I might win
those outside the Law.
Simeron i selini lampres tes aktisi to T oday the Moon shines upon the
Egenomin tis asthenesin os asthenis, ina To the weak I became weak, that I
kosmo sineklamprinete! world with the Brightness of its Rays. tous asthenis kerdiso. might win the weak.
Simeron i Fotidis Asteres ti fedrotiti tis Tis pasi gegona ta panta, ina pantos I have become all things to all men, so
lampseos tin ikoumenin T oday the glittering stars make the
tinas Soso. that I might by all means Save some.
kallopizousi! inhabited Earth fair with the
radiance of their sparkle!
Touto de pio dia to Evangelion, ina I do it all for the sake of the Gospel, that
sigkinonos aftou genome. I may share in its blessings.
Simeron e Nefele veton Dikeosinis tin T oday the Clouds drop down upon
Ouk idate oti i en stadio trehontes Do you not know that in a race all the
anthropotiti Ouranothen Drosizousi! mankind the Dew of Righteousness pantes men trehoousin, is de lamvani runners compete, but only one
from on High! to vravion? receives the prize?
Simeron O aktistos ipo tou idiou T oday the Uncreated of His own Will Outo trehete, ina katalavite. So run that you may obtain it.
plasmatos vouli hirothetite! accepts the laying on of hands Pas de O agonizomenos panta Every athlete exercises self-control in all
from His own creature!. egkratevete, ekini men oun ina things. They do it to receive a
Simeron O Profitis ke Prodromos to T oday the Prophet and Forerunner ftharton stefanon lavosin, imis de perishable wreath, but we an
Despoti proserhete, alla tromo approaches the Master, but stands aftharton. imperishable.

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Ego tinin outo teho, os ouk adilos. Outo Well, I do not run aimlessly, I do not Megalosinin ke Efharistian Si Thee Majesty and Thanksgiving for
piktevo, os ouk aera deron, all box as one beating the air; but I prosagontas, epi tis ap’ eonos Thy Marvellous Mighty Works,
ipopiazo mou to soma ke doulagogo, pommel my body and subdue it, lest Thavmastis Sou Megalourgimasi, which are from all Eternity; as, also,
mipos allis kirixas aftos adokimos after preaching to others I myself ke ti ep’ Eshaton ton Eonon Sotirio for Thy Saving Providence in these
genome. should be disqualified. Sou Ikonomia, en i to asthenes latter ages, in which Thou hast
PRAYER OF THE GOSPEL imon ke ptohon perivallomenos clothed Thyself in our frail and
Ellampson en tes kardies imon, Shine within our heart, O Loving Master, firama, ke is tis doulias metris lowly substance, and hast
Philantrope Despota, to tis Sis the Pure Light of Thy Divine sigkation, O ton apanton Vasilefs, Condescended to the stature of a
Theognosias akiraton Fos, ke tous tis Knowledge and open the eyes of our eti ke douliki hiri en to Iordani servant; Who yet art King of all:
dianias imon ofthalmous dianixon is mind that we may comprehend the Vaptisthine katedexo, ina tin ton Who also didst receive Baptism in
tin ton Evangelikon Sou kirigmaton Message of Thy Gospel. Instil in us idaton fisin Agiasas O anamartitos, Jordan at the hands of a servant:
katanoisin. Evthes imin ke ton ton also Reverence for Thy Blessed odopiisis imin tin di idatos ke that Thou, O Sinless, having
Makarion Sou Entolon Fovon, ina tas Commandments, so that, having Pnevmatos anagennisin, ke pros tin Sanctified the nature of water,
sarkikas epithimias pasas conquered all sinful desires, we may protin imas apokatastisis might make for us a Way that
katapatisantes, pnevmatikin pliteian pursue a Spiritual Life, thinking and Eleftherian, should be unto a New Birth,
metelthomen, panta ta pros doing all those things that are through Water and the Spirit, and
evarestisin tin Sin ke fronountes ke pleasing to Thee. For Thou, O Christ unto the Deliverance Thou first
prattontes. Si gar i O Fotismos ton our God, art the Light of our soul and
instituted for us.
psihon ke ton somatonimon, Hriste O body, V and to Thee we give Glory –
Theos, ke Si tin Doxan together with Thy Father Who art Ou tinos Thiou Mistiriou tin anamnisin Celebrating the memory of which
anapempomen, Sin to anarho Sou beginningless and Thine All Holy, eortazontes, deometha Sou Divine Mystery, we beseech Thee, O
Patri ke to Panagio ke Agatho ke Good and Life-giving Spirit, now and filanthrope Despota. Ranon ef’ imas Lord Who Lovest mankind, sprinkle
Zoopio Sou Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is forever, and to the Ages of ages. tous anaxious doulous Sou, kata tin us, Thine unworthy servants,
tous eonas ton eonon. thian Sou Epangelian Idor according to Thy Divine Promise,
Amin Amen
Katharsion, tis Sis Evsplaghnias tin with Pure Water, Thy
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST LUKE 3 : 1 – 18
Dorean, Compassionate Gift.
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND FOR THE HOLY GOSPEL
Is to epi to idati touto tin etisin imon M ay the Supplications of us sinners
En eti de pentekedekato tis igemonias PR IEST In the fifteenth year of the
ton amartolon evprosdekton over this Holy Water be well
Tiveriou Kesaros, igemonevontos reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius
genesthe tin si Agathotiti, ke tin pleasing unto Thy Goodness: and
Pontiou Pilatou tis Ioudeas, ke Pilate being Governor of Judea, and
Evlogian Sou di aftou imin te, ke may Thy Blessing through it be
Tetrarhountos tis Galileas Ierodou, Herod being Tetrarch of Galilee, and
panti to Pisto Sou Haristhine lao, is vouchsafed unto us, and unto all
Filippou de tou adelphou aftou his brother Philip Tetrarch of the
Doxan tou Agiou ke Proskinitou Sou Thy Faithful people, to the Glory of
tetrarhountos tis Itoureas ke region of Ituraea and Trachonitis,
Onomatos. Thy Holy and Adorable Name.
trahonitidos horas, ke Lisaniou tis and Lysanias Tetrarch of Abilene, in
Avilinis epi arhiereos Anna ke Keafa, the High-Priesthood of Annas and Si gar prepi pasa Doxa, Timi, ke F or unto Thee belongeth all Glory,
egeneto rima Theou epi Ioannin ton Caiaphas, the Word of God came to Proskinisis, sin to Anarho Sou Patri, Honour and Worship, together with
Zahariou iion en ti erimo; ke ilthen is John the son of Zachariah in the ke to Panagio, ke Agatho ke Zoopio Thy Beginningless, Eternl Father,
pasan tin perihoron tou Iordanou wilderness; and He went into all the Sou Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke is tous and Thine All Holy and Good and
kirisson Vaptisma Metanias is afesin region about the Jordan, preaching a eonas ton eonon. Life-giving Spirit, now and ever,
amartion. Baptism of Repentance for the and unto Ages of Ages.
Forgiveness of sins.
Amin Amen
Os gegrapte en Vivlo logon Iseou tou As it is written in the Book of the words THE PRAYER OF ST SOPHRONIOS, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM
Profitou: “...foni voontos en ti erimo: of Isaiah the Prophet: , “The voice of THE PRIEST PRAYS QUIETLY (ALTHOUGH SOME MAY DECIDE TO OMIT THESE PRAYERS):
Etimasate tin Odon Kyriou, evthias one crying in the wilderness: Prepare
piite tas trivous aftou the Way of the Lord, make His Paths T rias iperousie, iperagathe,iperthee, O Trinity Supreme in Being, in
straight. pantodiname, pantepiskope, Goodness, and in Godhead,
Pasa faragx plirothisete ke pan oros ke Every valley shall be filled, and every aorate, akatalipte Dimiourge ton Almighty, Who watches over all,
vounos tapinothisete, ke este ta skolia mountain and hill shall be brought noeron ousion, ke ton logikon invisible, incomprehensible, Maker
is evthian ke e trahie is odous lias. Ke low, and the crooked shall be made fiseon, i emitos agathotis, to Fos to of Spiritual Beings and rational
opsete pasa sarx to Sotirion tou straight, and the rough ways shall be aprositon, to fotizon panta natures, innate Goodness,
Theou. made smooth; and all flesh shall see anthropon erchomenon is ton Unapproachable Light that
the salvation of God.” kosmon, lampson kami to anaxio Enlightens every one who comes
doulo Sou. into the world: shine also upon me,
Elegen oun tis ekporevomenis ohlis He said therefore to the multitudes that Thine unworthy servant.
Vaptisthine ip aftou: “Gennimata
ehidinon, tis ipedixen imin figin apo
came out to be Baptized by him,
“You brood of vipers! Who warned
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Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] tis mellousis orgis? Piisate oun you to flee from the Wrath to come?
karpous axious tis Metanias, ke mi Bear fruits that befit Repentance, and
Iper ton antlounton ke arvomenon ex That it may Bless those who drink arxisthe legin en eaftis, Patera do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We
aftou is Agiasmon ikon, tou Kyriou therefrom and take home for the ehomen ton Avraam, lego gar imin have Abraham as our Father’; for I
deithomen Sanctification of their homes, let us oti dinate O Theos ek ton lithon tell you, God is able from these stones
pray to the Lord touton egire tekna to Avraam. to raise up children to Abraham.
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] “Idi de ke i axini pros tin rizan ton Even now the axe is laid to the root of
Iper tou genesthe afto, is katharismon That it may be for those who drink and dendron kite; pan oun dendron mi the trees; every tree therefore that
pioun karpon kalon ekkoptete ke is does not bear good fruit is cut down
psihon ke somaton pasi tis arnomenis receive therefrom in Faith, a
pir vallete!” and thrown into the fire.”
Pisti, ke Matalamvanousin ex aftou, Purification for their souls and
tou Kyriou deithomen. bodies, let us pray to the Lord Ke epiroton afton i ohli legontes: “Ti oun And the multitudes asked him, “What
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] piisomen?” then shall we do?”

Iper tou kataxiothine imas, emplisthine That we may be worthy to be filled with Apokrithis de legi aftis: “O ehon dio And he answered them, “He who has
hitonas metadoto to mi ehonti, ke O two coats, let him share with him
Agiasmou, dia tis ton idaton touton Sanctification, as we receive of these
ehon vromata omios piito.” who has none; and he who has food,
metalipseos, ti aorato epifania tou waters, by the Appearance of the
let him do likewise.”
Agiou Pnevmatos, ton Kyriou Holy Spirit, in an invisible manner,
deithomen let us pray to the Lord Ilthon de ke telone Vaptisthine ke ipan Tax collectors also came to be baptized,
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3]
pros afton: “Didaskale, ti piisomen?” and said to him, “Teacher, what shall
we do?”
Iper tou isakouse Kyrion ton Theon Fonis That the Lord answer the voice of our
O de ipen pros aftous: Midane pleon And he said to them, “Collect no more
tis Deiseos imon ton amartolon, ke beseeching, even of us who are
para to diatetagmenon imin prassete. than is appointed you.”
Eleise imas, tou Kyriou deithomen sinners, and have mercy upon us, let
us pray to the Lord Epiroton de afton ke Stratevomeni Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] legontes: “Ti piisomen ke imis?” shall we do?”

Iper tou risthine imas apo pasis PRIEST For our Deliverance from all
Ke ipe pros afto: “Midena diasisite mide And he said to them, “Rob no one by
sikofantisite, ke arkisthe tis opsoniis violence or by false accusation, and
thlipseos, orgis, kindinou ke anangis, affliction, wrath, danger and
imon.” be content with your wages.”
tou Kyriou deithomen necessity, let us pray to the Lord
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] Prosdokontos de tou laou ke As the people were in expectation, and
dialogizomenon panton en tes all men questioned in their hearts
Antilavou Soson, Eleison ke Diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, Save us, have Mercy upon kardies afton peri tou Ioannou, concerning John, whether perhaps
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti. us, and Protect us, O God, by Thy mipote aftos i O Hristos apekrinato O he were the Christ, John answered
Grace. Ioannis apasi legon: “Ego men idati them all, “I baptize you with water;
Amin PEOPLE Amen Vaptizo imas. Erhete de O Ishiroteros but He Who is mightier than I is
mou, ou ouk imi ikanos lise ton coming, the strap of whose sandals I
✞ Tis Panagias, ahrantou, ipere PRIEST ✞ Commemorating our All Holy, imanta ton ipodimaton Aftou. Aftos am not worthy to untie; He will
vlogimenis, endoxou Despinis imon Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious imas Vaptsisi en Pnevmati Agion ke baptize you with the Holy Spirit and
Theotokou ke aiparthenou Marias Lady, Theotokos and Ever Virgin Pyri. Ou to ption en ti hiri aftou with fire. His winnowing fork is in His
meta panton ton Agion Maria, with all the Saints, let us diakathare tin alona aftou ke hand, to clear His threshing floor,
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous entrust ourselves and one another sinagagin ton siton is tin apothikin and to gather the wheat into his
ke pasan tin zoin imon Hristo to Theo and our whole life to Christ our God. aftou, to de ahiron Katakafsi Pyri granary, but the chaff He will burn
parathometha. asvesto. with unquenchable fire.”
✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE To Thee, O Lord! Polla men oun ke etera Parakalon So, with many other exhortations, he
THE PRIEST CONTINUES TO PRAY QUIETYLY: Evingelizeto ton laon. preached good news to the people.
Kyrie Isou Hriste, O Monogenis Ios, O O Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten
on is ton kolpon tou Patros, O Son, Who art in the Bosom of the
✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEO PLE ✞ Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory
Alithinos Theos, i Pigi tis Zois ke tis Father, the True God, Source of Life, to Thee!
Athanasias, to Fos to ek tou Fotos, O and of Immortality; Light of Light,
elthon is ton kosmon tou Fotise Who art come into the world to KINDLY USE THE DIVINE LITURGY SERVICE BOOK FROM AFTER THE EPISTLE AND
GOSPEL READINGS UNTIL AFTER THE CONSECRATION OF THE HOLY GIFTS AND THE
Afton. Illuminate it: MAGNIFICAT OF THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS (INSTEAD OF THE USUAL “AXION
Katavgason imon tin dianian to Agio Enlighten our mind with Thy Holy ESTIN” HYMN

Sou Pnevmati, ke prosdexe imas, Spirit and accept us who offer unto

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THE MAGNIFICAT OF THE THEOTOKOS
Iper tis poleos taftis, pasis poleos, horas, PRIESTFor this city, and for every city and
Epi Si Heri, Keharitomeni, pasa i Ktisis, All Creation rejoices in Thee, O Thou ke ton pisti ikounton en aftes tou country, and for the Faithful who
Angelon to sistima ke anthropon to Who art Full of Grace: both in the Kyriou deithomen. dwell therein, let us pray to the Lord
genos: Igiasmene Nae ke Paradise Assembly of the Angels and the
Logike, Parthenikon kavhima, ex is human race. Thou art a Hallowed
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3]
Theos Esarkothi ke pedion gegonen O Temple, and a Spiritual Paradise: Iper efkrasias aeron, eforias ton karpon PRIEST For seasonable weather, for the
Pro Eonon Iparhon Theos imon; tin the Glory of Virgins, when God had tis gis ke keron irinikon tou Kyriou abundance of the fruits of the earth,
gar Sin Mitran Thronon epiise ke tin taken Flesh and became a little deithomen. and for peaceful times, let us pray to
Sin Gastera Platiteran Ouranon Child: He Who is from Eternity our the Lord
apirgasato. Epi Si Heri, God. For He made Thy Womb His
Keharitomeni, pasa i Ktisis: Doxa Si! Throne, and formed Thy Body to be
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3]
broader than the Heavens. All Iper pleonton, odiporounton,nosounton, PRIEST For those at sea, and those who
Creation rejoices in Thee: O Thou kamnonton, ehmaloton ke tis Sotirias travel by land or air, for the sick and
Who art Full of Grace: Glory to Thee! afton tou Kyriou deithomen. the suffering, for captives
and for their Salvation, let us pray to
KINDLY RETURN TO THE DIVINE LITURGY SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THE HOLY SERVICE the Lord
OF THE SANCTIFICATION OF THE WATERS
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have Mercy [3]
PEOPLE

Iper tou Agiasthine to idor touto, ti That this Water be Sanctified by the
Dinami ke evergia ke epifitisi tou Power, Act, and Descent of the Holy
Agiou Pnematos, tou Kyriou Spirit, let us pray to the Lord

Greater Sanctification of the Waters


deithomen.
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have Mercy [3]
PEOPLE

COMPILED BY ST SOPHRONIOS, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM Iper tou katafitise tis idasi toutis, tin That in this Water may be planted the
kathartikin tis iperousiou Triados Action of Purification which
AT THE END OF THE DIVINE LITURGY, THE PRIEST EXITS THE SANCTUARY,
energian, tou Kyriou deithomen belongeth to the Trinity
PRECEDED BY THE LAMP BEARERS AND THE INCENSE BEARER AND STANDS
BEFORE A BASIN OF WATER WHILE THE CHOIR CHANTS THE FOLLOWING
transcendent in Essence, let us pray
IDIOMELONS
to the Lord
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3]
FESTAL IDIOMELONS – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Iper tou dorithine aftis tin Harin tis That it may be granted the Grace of
Apolitroseos, tin Evlogian tou Redemption and the Blessing of the
Foni Kyriou epi ton idaton Voa legousa. The Voice of the Lord upon the waters Iordanou, tou Kyriou deithomen. Jordan, let us pray to the Lord
Defte lavete pantes, Pnevma Sofias, cried: Come all of you and take the
Pnevma Sineseos, Pnevma Fovou Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3]
Theou, tou Epifanentos Hristou. Understanding, the Spirit of the Fear Iper tou Fotisthine imas Fotismon That we may be Enlightened by the
of God, by the Appearance of Christ.
Gnoseos ke Evsevias dia tis Epifitiseos Light of Knowledge and True
Simeron ton idaton, agiazete i fisis.Ke Today the nature of water is Sanctified, tou Agiou Pnevmatos, tou Kyriou Worship, by the Descent of the Holy
rignite O Iordanis, ke ton idion and the Jordan is cloven, and its deithomen Spirit, let us pray to the Lord
namaton epehi to revma, Despotin waters shall be held from flowing, Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3]
oron riptomenon. the Master being shown washed
therein. Iper tou genithine to idor touto, That this Water may become a Gift for
Agiasmou Doron, amartimaton Sanctification, Redemption of sins,
Os anthropos en potamo, ilthes Hriste Thou came to the river as a Man, O
Litirion, is iasin psihis ke somatos, ke for the Healing of the soul and body,
Vasilef. Ke doulikon Vaptisma lavin, Christ King. Thou hastened, O Good
pros pasan ofelian epitidion, tou and for every meet benefit, let us
spevdis agathe, ipo ton tou One, to receive Baptism as a servant
Kyriou deithomen pray to the Lord
Prodromou hiron, dia tas amartias at the hands of the Forerunner, for
imon filanthrope.[2] our sins, O Lover of mankind. [2] Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3]

✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Iper tou genesthe afto, idor allomenon is That this Water may be beneficial for
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit: both now Zoin Eonion, tou Kyriou deithomen Eternal Life, let us pray to the Lord
eonon. and ever, and unto ages of ages. Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3]
Amin Amen. Iper tou anadihthine afto, apotropeon That it may drive away all the cunning
Pros tin fonin tou Voontos en ti erimo, Toward the voice in the wilderness: pasis epivoulis oraton ke aoraton devices of our enemies, visible and
Etimasate tin odon tou Kiriou, ilthes Prepare the Way of the Lord Thou ehthron, tou Kyriou deithomen invisible, let us pray to the Lord

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ALLELUIA – PSALM 44/45 – TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE Kyrie, morfin doulou lavon, Vaptisma came having take the likeness of a
Allilouia! Allilouia! Allilouia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! eton, O mi gnouus amartian. servant, seeking Baptism, O Thou
Who knows no sin.
Exirefxato i kardia mou logon Agathon, My heart overflows with a Good Word! Idosan Se idata, ke efovithisan. The waters saw Thee and were afraid,
leo ego ta erga mou to vsili, i glossa I tell my Works to the King; my
Sintromos gegonen O prodromos, ke and the Forerunner trembled and
mou kalamos grammteos oxigrfou. tongue is the pen of a swift
evoise legon. Pos fotisi O lihnos to cried, saying, How shall the Light
scrivener!
Fos; pos hirotheisi O doulos ton seek to be lit for the lamp? How shall
Allilouia! Allilouia! Allilouia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Despontin; Agiason eme ke ta idata the servant place his hand upon the
Oreos kalli pa tous iious ton nthropon, Thou art more Beautiful than the sons Sotir, O eron tou kosmou tin Master? Wherefore, Sanctify me and
amartian. the waters, O Saviour, carrying the
eehithi hris en hilesi Sou. Dia touto of mankind. Grace was poured out
sin of the world.
Evlogise Se o Theos is ton eona. upon Thy Lips! Therefore, God
Blessed Thee forever! THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH 35 : 1 – 10

Allilouia! Allilouia! Allilouia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Tade legi Kyrios: Evfranthiti erimos These things the Lord said: The Land
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MARK 1 : 9 – 11 dipsosa, agalliastho erimos, ke that was desolate and impassable
anthito os krinon. Ke exanthisi ke shall be glad; and the wilderness
Ke egeneto en ekines tes imeres ilthen O PRIESTAnd it came to pass in those days, agalliasete ta erima tou Iordanou: i shall rejoice, and shall flourish like
Iisous apo Nazaret tis Galileas ke Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, doxa tou Livanou edothi afti: ke i timi the lily. It shall bud forth and
Evaptisthi ipon Ioannou is ton and was Baptised by John in the tou Karmilou, ke o laos mou opsete blossom, and shall rejoice with joy
Iordani. Jordan. tin doxan Kyriou, ke to ipsos tou and praise: the glory of Lebanon is
Ke evtheos anavenon apo tou idatos ide And forthwith coming up out of the Theou. given to it: the beauty of Carmel,
they shall see the Glory of the Lord,
shizomenous tous Ouranous ke to water, He saw the Heavens opened,
and the Beauty of our God.
Pnevma os peristeran katavenon ep’ and the Spirit as a dove descending,
afton. and remaining on Him. Ishisate hires animene, ke gonata Strengthen the feeble hands, and
Ke Foni egeneto ek ton Ouron: Si I O Ios And there came a Voice from Heaven: paralelimena. Parakalesate i confirm the weak knees. Say to the
oligopsihi ti diania. Ishisate, mi faint-hearted: Take courage, and
Mou O Agapitos en Si Nidokisa. Thou art My Beloved Son; in Thee I
fovisthe. Idou O Theos imon krisin fear not: behold thy God will bring
am well pleased.
antapodidosi, ke antapodosi, aftos ixi the revenge of recompense: God
THE GREAT SYNAPTE/PETITIONS
ke Sosi imas. Himself will come and will Save you.
En irini tou Kyriou deithomen PRIEST In peace let us pray to the Lord Tote anihthisonte ofthalmi tiflon, ke ota Then shall the eyes of the blind be
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have Mercy kofon akousonte. opened, and the ears of the deaf
shall be unstopped.
Iper tis anothen irinis ke tis sotirias ton PRIEST For the peace from above and for

psihon imon, tou Kyriou deithomen... the Salvation of our souls, let us Tote alite os elafos o holos, ke trani de Then shall the lame man leap as a hart,
pray to the Lord. este glossa mogilalon, oti erragi en ti and the tongue of the dumb shall be
erimo idor, ke faragx en gi dipsosi. Ke free; for waters are broken out in the
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] este i anidros is eli, ke is tin dipsosan desert, and streams in the
Iper tis irinis tou simpantos kosmou, PRIEST For the peace of the whole world, gin pigi idatos este. Eki evfrosini wilderness. And that which was dry
efsthias ton Agion tou Theou for the well-being of the Holy orneon, epavlis kalamou ke eli. land, shall become a pool, and the
Ekklision ke tis ton panton enoseaos Churches of God, and for the Union thirsty land springs of water. There
tou Kyriou deithomen... of all, let us pray to the Lord. shall be joy of birds and there shall
rise up the verdure of the reed and
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] the bulrush.
Iper tou Agiou Ikou toutou ke ton meta PRIEST For this Holy Temple, and for those Este eki odos kathara, ke odos agia And a path shall be there, and it shall
pisteos, evlavias ke fovou Theou who enter with Faith, reverence and klithisete, ke ou mi parelthi eki be called the Holy Way; the unclean
isionton en afto, tou Kyriou the fear of God, let us pray to the akathartos, oude este eki odos shall not pass over it, and this shall
deithomen... Lord. akathartos. I de diesparmeni be unto you a straight way, so that
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] porefsonde ep’ aftis, ke ou mi fools shall not err therein.
planithosi.
Iper tou Arhiepiskopou imon (Sergiou,) PRIEST For our Archbishop (Sergios), for
tou timiou Presviteriou, tis en Hristo the venerable Priesthood of the Ke ouk este eki leon, outhe ton poniron No lion shall be there, nor shall any evil
Diakonias, pantos tou Klirou ke tou Diaconate in Christ, for all the clergy thirion ou mi anavi is aftin, ou the mi beast go up by it, nor be found there;
laou tou Kyriou deithomen. and the laity, let us pray to the Lord. evrethi eki, alla porefsonde en afti but the Redeemed and those
lelitromeni ke sinigmeni dia Kyrion, gathered on the Lord’s behalf shall
Kyrie eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have Mercy [3] ke apostrafisonte, ke ixousin is Sion walk there and shall return to Zion
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iper kefalis afton. Epi gar tis kefalis be upon their heads; they shall Mou, ou mi apostrafi, eos an telesthi which shall go forth from My Mouth:
afton enesis ke agalliama, ke obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow osa an ithelisa, ke evodoso tas odous it shall not return to Me void, but it
evfrosini katalipsete aftous, apedra and mourning shall flee away. Sou, ke ta entalmata Mou. shall do whatsoever I please, and
odini ke lipi ke stenagmos. shall prosper in the Things for which
THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH 55 : 1 – 13 I sent It.
Tade legi Kyrios: I dipsontes, porefesthe These things the Lord doth say: All En gar evfrosini exelvsesthe, ke en Hara For you shall go out with Joy, and be
ef idor, ke osi mi ehete argirion, that thirst, come to the waters: and didahthisesthe. Ta gar ori ke i vouni led forth with Peace: the mountains
Badisantes agorasate, ke fagete anev you that have no money, make haste, exalounte prosdehomeni imas en and the hills shall sing praise before
argiriou ke timis inon ke stear. buy and eat: come ye, buy wine and hara, ke panta ta xila, tou agrou you, and all the trees of the country
milk without money, and without epikrotisi tis kladis. shall clap their hands.
any price. Ke anti tis stivis anavisete kiparissos, Instead of the shrub, shall come up the
Inati timasthe argiriou, ke ton mohthon Why do you spend money for that anti de tis konizis anavisete mirsini. fir tree, and instead of the nettle,
imon ouk is plismonin? which is not bread, and your labour Ke este Kyrios is Onoma, ke is Simion shall come the myrtle tree: and the
for that which doth not satisfy you? Eonion, ke ouk eklipsi. Lord shall be named for an
Everlasting Sign, that shall not be
Akousate mou, ke fagesthe agatha, ke Hearken diligently to me, and eat that taken away.
entrifisi en agathis is psihi imon. which is good, and your soul shall be THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH 12 : 3 – 6
delighted in fatness.
Prosehete tis osin imon, ke Incline your ear and come to me: hear
Tade legi Kyrios: Antlisate idor met’ These things the Lord doth say: Thou
evfrosinis ek ton pigon tou sotiriou. shalt draw waters with Joy out of the
epaklouthisate tes odis mou: and your soul shall live, and I will
Ke eris en ti imera ekini, imnite Saviour’s Fountains: and ye shalt
Isakousate mou, ke zisete en aga this make an everlasting Covenant with
Kyrion, voate to Onoma Aftou, say in that day: Praise ye the Lord,
i psihi imon, ke diathisome imin you, the faithful mercies of David.
anagilate en tis ethnesi ta evdoxa and call upon His Name: make His
diathikin eonion, ta osia David ta
aftou. Mimniskesthe, oti ipsothi to Works known among the people:
pista.
Onoma Aftou. Imnisate to Onoma remember that His Name is High.
Idou, martirion en ethnesin edoka afton, Behold I have given him for a witness to Kyriou, oti ipsila epiisen. Anangilate Sing ye to the Lord, for He hath done
arhonta ke prostassonta ethnesin. the people, for a leader and a master tafta en pasi ti Gi. Great Things: show this forth in all
Ethni a ouk idasi se, epiklesonte se, ke to the Gentiles. Behold thou shalt the Earth.
lai i ouk epistante se? Epi se call a nation, which thou knewest Agalliasthe ke efrenesthe i katikountes Rejoice, and praise, O thou habitation
katafivxonte, eneken Kyriou tou not: and the nations that knew not
Sion, oti ipothi O Agios tou Israil en of Zion: for Great is He that is in the
Theou Sou tou Agiou Israil, oti thee shall run to thee, because of the
meso aftis. midst of thee, the Holy One of Israel.
edoxase se. Lord thy God, and for the Holy One
of Israel, for He hath glorified Thee. PROKEIMENON – PSALM 26/27 – TONE 3

Sitisate ton Kyrion, ke en to evriskin Seek ye the Lord, while He may be Kyrios fotismos mou ke Sotir mou. Tina The Lord is my Light and my Salvation;
afton, epikalesasthe. Inika d’ an found: call upon Him, while He is fovithisome? whom shall I fear?
engizi imin, apolipeto o asevis tas near. Let the wicked forsake his STIHOS Kyrios iperaspistis tis Zois mou, ao The Lord is the Strength of my Life;
VERSE
odous aftou, ke anir anomos tas way, and the unjust man his tinos diliaso? of whom shall I be afraid?
voulas aftou, ke epistrafito epi thoughts, and let him return to the THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS 10 : 1 – 4
Kyrion, ke eleithisete, oti epi poli afisi Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
tas amartias imon. and to our God: for He is bountiful Adelphi: Ou thelo de imas agnoin, oti i READER Brethren, I would not have you
to forgive. Pateres imon pantes ipo tin Nefelin ignorant, that our Fathers were all
Ou gar isin e voule mou oper e For My thoughts are not your thoughts: isan, ke pantes dia tis thalassis under the Cloud, and all passed
diilthon. through the sea.
vouleimon, oud’ oper e odi imon e odi nor your ways My ways, saith the
mou, legi Kyrios. Lord. Ke pantes is ton Moisin Evaptisanto en ti And all in Moses were Baptised, in the
All’ os pehi o Ouranos apo tis gis, outos For as the Heavens are exalted above Nefeli ke en ti thalassi. Cloud, and in the sea.
apehi i odos mou apo ton odon imon, the earth, so are My Ways exalted Ke pantes to afto Vroma Pnevmatiknon And all ate the same Spiritual Food, and
ke ta kianoimata imon apo tis dianias above your ways, and My Thoughts efagon, ke pantes to afto Poma all drank the same Spiritual Drink.
mou. above your thoughts. Pnevmatikon epion.
Os gar an katavi o ietos i hion ek tou And as the rain and the snow come Epinon gar ek Pnematikis akolouthousis For they drank of the Spiritual Rock
Ouranou, ke ou mi apostrafi eos an down from Heaven, and return no Petras, i de Petra in O Hristos. that followed them, and the Rock
methisi tin gin, ke ekteki, ke more thither, but soak the earth, and was Christ.
ekvlastisi, ke do sperma to spironti, water it, and make it to spring, and
ke arton is vrosin, outos este to Rima give seed to the sower, and bread to
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