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16. FE STAL M ATINS & D IV INE LITU RGY HY M NS: ST G RE GORY THE T HE OL OGIAN – 2 5 JANU ARY
St Makarios
(Christians) having been Anointed
with the Ointment from the Tree of Life,
Jesus Christ, the Heavenly Plant,
are considered worthy to reach the Degree of Perfection
of the Kingdom,
St Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia and of the Adoption.
Indeed, they are Participators of the Mysteries
of the Heavenly King
and enjoy the Confidence of the Almighty..
When our intellect is moved to pray,
They enter into His Palace,
Divine Grace comes in a fraction of a second.
where the Angels and Spirits of the Saints are,
We are then filled with Grace
even while they are still in this world.
and see everything with other eyes. Even though they have not yet entered
into the full Inheritance prepared for them in that Age,
nevertheless, they are most certain because of the Pledge,
which they have already received (the Anointing),
as if already Crowned and reigning.
Nor are they surprised,
as though it were a strange and new thing,
that they are about to Reign with Christ,
because of the abundance of Grace
and their childlike abandonment to the Spirit.
That is because they enjoyed that Relish of Sweetness
and that effective Working of Power while still in the flesh.

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“Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos, ke ginosko “I Am the Good Shepherd, and know
ta ema ke ginoskousi me ta ema. My Sheep, and Am known by My
own.
“Kathos ginoski me O Patir kago “As the Father knows Me even so
ginosko ton Patera. Ke tin psihin know I the Father; and I lay down Festal Matins Hymns – St Gregory Theologian
mou tithmi iper ton Provaton. My Life for the Sheep.
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
“Ke alla Provata Ego a ouk estin ek tis “And other Sheep I have that are not THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
ailis taftis. Kakina di me agagin, ke of this Fold; them also I must bring,
tis Fonis Mou akousousin, ke and they will hear My Voice; and PSALM 117 /118
genisonte Mia Pimi, is Pimin. there will be one Flock and one PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
Shepherd.”
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
St Gregory of Nyssa Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove
them back. ✶
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
We shall be Blessed with clear vision Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ, FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 1
for He is our Head, O Pimenikos Avlos tis Theologias Sou, The Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology
and there is in Him no shadow of evil. tas ton ritoron enikise salpingas. Os overpowered the trumpets of the
gar ta vathi tou Pnevmatos orators; for as Thou delved into the
St Paul and all who have reached
ekzitisanti, ke ta kalli tou fthegmatos Depths of the Spirit, so were Thou
the same Heights of Sanctity prosetethi Si. Alla presvee Hristo to endowed with the Power of
had their eyes fixed on Christ, Theo, Pater Grigorie, Sothine tas Eloquence. O Father Gregory,
and so have all who live and move psihas imon. Intercede with Christ our God, to
Save our soul.
and have their being in Him.
As no Darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by Light,
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
so no trivialities can capture the attention
of anyone who has his eyes on Christ.
O Pimenikos Avlos tis Theologias Sou, The Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology
tas ton ritoron enikise salpingas. Os overpowered the trumpets of the
Those who keep their focus upon the Head gar ta vathi tou Pnevmatos orators; for as Thou delved into the
and Origin of the whole Universe ekzitisanti, ke ta kalli tou fthegmatos Depths of the Spirit, so were Thou
has them on Virtue in all its Perfection – prosetethi Si. Alla presvee Hristo to endowed with the Power of
Theo, Pater Grigorie, Sothine tas Eloquence. O Father Gregory,
they are focused on Truth, on Justice, on Immortality
psihas imon. Intercede with Christ our God, to
and on everything else that is Good, Save our soul.
for Christ is Goodness itself. Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
eonon.
Amin. Amen
THEOTOKION - TONE 4
Tou Gavriil fthegxamenou Si Parthene to When Gabriel uttered “Hail!” to Thee, O
‘Here!’ Sin ti foni Esarkouto O ton olon Virgin, with the Voice was the Lord
espotis, en Si ti Agia kivoto, os efi O of all Incarnated in Thee whom the
Dikeo David. Edihthis Platitera ton Holy Ark of old prefigured, as
Ouranon, vastasasa ton Ktistin Sou. Righteous David said. Thou carried
Doxa to enikisanti en Si! Doxa to Thy Creator and proved to be More

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THE EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE HEBREWS 7 : 26 – 8 : 2
proelthonti ek Sou! Doxa to Spacious than the Heavens.  Glory THE RULES OF PRIESTLY ORDERS
eleftherosanti imas, dia tou Tokou to Him Who Dwelt within Thee!
Sou. Glory to Him Who came forth
Adelphi: ...tioutos imin eprepen Arhierfs, Brethren: ... such a High Priest was
Osios, Akakos, Amiantos, fitting for us, Who is Holy, Harmless,
from Thee! Glory to Him Who has kehorismenos apo ton amartonlon ke Undefiled, separate from sinners,
SMALL LITANY  set us free through Thy Childbirth! Ipsiloteros ton Ouranon genomenos, and has become Higher than the
FIRST FESTAL KATHISMATA – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN - TONE 3 os ouk ehi kath’ imeran anagkin, Heavens – Who does not need daily –
osper i Arhieris - proteron iper ton as those High Priests – to offer up
Thian Ellampsin kekliromenos, vion Thou received Divine Illumination, and idion amartion Thisias anaferin, sacrifices, first for His own sins and
ailon exiskimenos, omonimo Ieratia Thou lived a Life transcending epita ton tou Laou. then for those of the people.
dieprepss. Iperfios gar tranosas ta matter. Thy career in the Priesthood
Dogmata, Orthodoxia tin Pistin conformed to Thy name. For, by Touto gar epiisen efapax Eafton This He did once for all when He
estirixas, Pater Osie, Hriston ton expertly explaining the Dogmas, anenegkas. offered up Himself.
Theon iketeve, dorisasthe imin to Thou fortified the Divine Faith with O Nomos gar anthropous kathistisin The Law appoints as High Priests men
Mega Eleos. Orthodoxy. O Devout Father, pray Arhieris ehontas asthenian, O Logos who have weaknesses, but the Word
now to Christ our God, Entreating de tis Orkomosias tis meta ton of the Oath, which came after the
Him to grant us His Great Mercy. Nomon Iion is ton Eona Law, appoints the Son Who has been
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Teteliomenon. Perfected forever.
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Kephaleon de epi tis legomenis: This is the main point of the things we
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. are saying:
Amin Amen Tiouton ehomen Arhierea, os ekathisen We have such a High Priest, Who is
THEOTOKION – TONE 3 en Dexia tou Thronou tis Megalosinis seated at the right Hand of the
Thias fiseos ouk ehoristhi, sarx When the Only Lord became Incarnate en tis Ouranis - ton Agion Litourgos Throne of the Majesty in the
ke tis Skinis tis Alithinis, in epixen O Heavens – a Minister of the
genomenos en ti gastri Sou, alla in Thy Womb, He was not separated
Kyrios, ke ouk anthropos. Sanctuary and of the True
Theos enanthropisas memeniken, O from Divine Nature, but remained
Tabernacle, which the Lord erected,
meta Tokon Mitera Parthenon Se, os God Who has assumed human
and not mankind.
pro tou Tokou filaxas panamomon, nature, and after Birth, He kept Thee,
Monos Kyrios. Afton ektenos iketeve, His Mother, Virgin, All Blameless and THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 10 : 9 – 16
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY
dorisasthe imin to Mega Eleos. Pure, as before His Birth. To Him
now fervently pray, Entreating Him To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios: “Ego Imi i At that time, our Lord Jesus Christ said:
to grant us His Great Mercy. Thira: di Emou ean tis iselthi “I Am the Door: by Me if anyone
SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 Sothisete ke iselefsete ke exelefsete enters in, he shall be Saved, and
ke nomin evrisi. shall go in and out, and find
Grigorisas to Logo tis Alithias Hristou, Thou were Watchful concerning the
pasture.
tis Triados to Kratos etheologisas. Word of Truth of Christ. Thou
Tin Ariou dissevi ke paranomon, Theologised well on the Trinity’s “O kleptis ouk erhete i mi ina klepsi ke “The thief comes to steal and to kill,
kakodoxian kathelon, os evsevias Might. As Champion and Chief of thisi ke apolesi. and to destroy.
aristefs, ke promahos Ierarha, Right Belief, Thou destroyed the “Ego ilthon ina Zoin ehosin ke “I Am come so that they might have
efotisas tous en skoti, tis agnosias lawless and impious heresy of Arius,
perisson ehosin. Life, and so that they might have it
kathevdontas. O Holy Hierarch Gregory. Thou
more abundantly.
Illumined those who were sleeping in
the Darkness of ignorance. “Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos: “I Am the Good Shepherd.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, “O Pimin O Kalos tin Psihin Aftou “The Good Shepherd gives His Life for
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and tithisin iper ton Provaton. the Sheep.
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. “O misthotos ke ouk on imin, ou ouk “But he that is a hireling, and not the
Amin Amen estin ta Provata idia, theori ton Shepherd, whose own the sheep are
THEOTOKION likon erhomenon ke afiisin ta not, sees the wolf coming, and
Provata ke fevgi. leaves the Sheep, and flees.
Tis psihis mou ta pathi ta poliodina, ke Cure the onerous passions that plague
sarkos mou tas nosous en tahi iase, my sorry soul, O All Pure One, and “Ke O likos arpazi afta ke skorpizi. “And the wolf catches them, and
tas tou noos mou ektropas, stison Heal every ailment of my flesh. scatters the sheep.
Panamome. Ke en galini logismon, Arrest the straying of my mind, O All “Oti misthotos estin ke ou meli afto “For the hireling flees, because he is a
evhas prosferin kitharas, to Vasili ton Blameless One. And grant that I, peri ton Provaton. hireling, and does not care for the
apanton, Axioson Theotoke, ke with quiet thoughts, may offer to the Sheep.

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in chorus now with Paul, and Thou eetisthe ptesmaton afesin. King of all Pure and acceptable
Intercede on our behalf of our souls. Prayers, O Virgin Theotokos, and
may request from God Forgiveness
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
of sins.
eonon. Ages. THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Amin Amen Stilitevon tin planin ton dissevon, tas Thou exposed the delusion of those
THEOTOKION Grafas dianigon Theoprepos, who erred, and expounded the
✞Amartolon tas deisis prosdehomeni, ke ✞ Since Thou accepts the Petitions of exepepsas Dogmata, iper mili Scriptures most piously, O Hierarch
thlivomenon stenagmon mi parorosa, sinners and do not ignore the sighs idinonta, ton Piston tas kardias, safos worthy of admiration, transmitting
of the afflicted, O All Holy Virgin, axiagaste, ti triadi latrevin, en thus Dogmas sweeter than honey,
presveve to ex agnon lagonon Sou,
Intercede with Him Who came from Monadi Theotitos. Othen tou Sotiros, delighting Faithful hearts, teaching
sothine imas Panagia Parthene.
Thine Undefiled Body, and Entreat tin morfin en ikoni proestisas all to adore the One Godhead in
GREAT DOXOLOGY Him to Save us. aspazesthe, shetikos to anthropinon. Trinity. Hence Thou advocated that
Theologe Grigorie, presveve Hrsto to the Form of the Saviour in Icons, His
FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 1 Theo, to ptesmaton afesin dorisasthe, Humanity, receive relative Worship.
tis eortazousi potho, tin Agian O Theologian Gregory: Intercede
O Pimenikos avlos tis Thelogias Sou, tas The Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology mnimin Sou. with Christ our God to grant
ton ritoron enikise salpingas, os gar overpowered the trumpets of the forgiveness of offences to those who
ta vathi tou Pnevmatos ekzitisanti, ke orators; for as Thou delved into the with longing, observe Thy Holy
ta kalli tou fthegmatos prosetethi Si. depths of the Spirit, so Thou were Memory.
Endowed with the Power of
Alla presveve Hristo to Theo, Pater
Eloquence. Father Gregory,
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Grigorie, sothine tas psihas imon. ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Intercede with Christ God, to Save
our souls. eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Amin Amen
THEOTOKION
Defte panta ta Ethni Theoprepos, tin Come, all Nations, and uttering Godly

Festal Liturgy Hymns – St Gregory the Theologian Mitera tou panton Dimiourgou,
imnisomen legontes. Here Throne
Words to the Mother of Him Who
created all, let us offer Hymns of
FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 1
Pirimorfe! Tou ton olon despozontos, Praise. Hail! As the Fiery Throne of
Iisou tou Pantanaktos! Here, Moni the One Who is Lord of all, yes! Of
O Pimenikos avlos tis Thelogias Sou, tas The Shepherd’s Pipe of Thy Theology Kyria, tou kosmou panahrante! Here, Jesus the King of all! Hail! Only Lady
ton ritoron enikise salpingas, os gar overpowered the trumpets of the to Doxion, tis Agias Trados, Patros, of the world, All Immaculate! Hail!
ta vathi tou Pnevmatos ekzitisanti, ke orators; for as Thou delved into the Iiou te ke Pnevmatos, to lampron ke Ever Virgin Mary and All Praised
ta kalli tou fthegmatos prosetethi Si. depths of the Spirit, so Thou were akiraton, Mariam Aiparthene, Theotokos! Hail! For Thou art the
Alla presveve Hristo to Theo, Pater Endowed with the Power of Theotoke Panimnite. Here, Pansemne bright, wholly Undefiled Vessel of
Grigorie, sothine tas psihas imon. Eloquence. Father Gregory, Nymphi iliostoliste! Here, panton the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and
Intercede with Christ God, to Save hara ton imnounton Se! Holy Spirit – our God! Hail! O
our souls. Decorous Bride adorned with the
RESURRECTION EVLOGITARIA,
SEASONAL KONTAKION - THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST - TONE 1 TRISAGION HYMN, THEOTOKION &
sun! Hail! O Joy of all who sing Thy
SMALL LITANY praise!
O Mitran Parthenikin Agiasas to Toko Thy Birth Sanctified a Virgin’s Womb
PROKEIMENON – PSALM 48/49
Sou, ke hiras tou Symeon Evlogisas os and properly Blessed the hands of
eprepe, profthasas ke nin esosas imas Symeon. Having now come and To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i meleti tis My mouth shall speak Wisdom, and
Hriste O Theos. All’ irinefson en Saved us O Christ, our God, grant kardias mou Sinesin. (2) the Meditation of my heart,
polemis to politevma, ke krateoson Peace to Thy Commonwealth in Understanding.(2)
Vasilis ous igapisas, O Monos troubled times and strengthen those
Filanthropos in authority, whom Thou Love, as STIHOS: Akousate tafta, panta ta VERSE: Hear this, all you Nations!
the Only Lover of mankind. Ethni! Enotisasthe pantes i Hearken all you inhabitants of
PROKEIMENON – TONE 1 katikountes tin ikoumenin. the world!

To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i meleti tis My mouth shall speak Wisdom; and the To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i meleti tis My mouth shall speak Wisdom, and
kardias mou sinesin. the Meditation of my heart,
kardias mou Sinesin. meditation of my heart,
Understanding
Understanding.
Akousate tafta, panta ta Ethni! Hear this, all you people!
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FESTAL MATINS GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 10 : 1 - 9
THE HOLY SHEEPFOLD, THE DIVINE SHEPHERD AND THE REASON-ENDOWED FLOCK Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute.
To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios pros tous At that time, our Lord Jesus said to the
elilithotas pros afton Ioudeous: Judeans: “Truly, truly, I say you, Geoponisas ti glossi Theigore, kardias Divinely Eloquent Father, when Thou
“Amin, amin, lego iin: O mi he who does not enter the tes avlaxi sporon ton entheon, planted with Thy Tongue the Godly
iserhomenos dia tis Thiras is tin Sheepfold by the Door, but climbs Thelogias eploutisas, tis anotato, tis Seed in furrows of the heart, then to
alin to Provton, alla anavenon up some other way, the same is a Ekklisias apan to pliroma, entevthen the complement of the Church Thou
allahothen, ekinos kleptis esti ke thief and a robber. zizania piri tou Pnevmatos, ta ton brought the Harvest of the sublime
listis. ereseon eflexas, Filosofias, tis Theikis and richest Theology. With the
“O de iserhomenos dia tis Thiras “He Who enters by the Door is the trefomenos eroti, Pater Pateron, ke Spirit’s Fire, from the Church Thou
Pimin esti ton Provaton. Shepherd of the Sheep. Pimin Pimenon ke Doxa Piston, Iereon burnt away the thorny weeds of the
Fostir, Ikoumenis to kleos, heresies; and Thou were bred on the
“Tou to O Thiroros anigi, ke ta “To Him the Doorkeeper opens, and pammakariste Grigorie. Highest Love for Divine Philosophy,
Provata tis Fonis Aftou akoue. the Sheep hear His Voice. Father of Fathers, and the Pastor of
“Ke ta idia Provata kali kath’ onoma, “And He Calls His own Sheep by name Pastors, Bright Star of Priests, and
ke exagi afta. and leads them out. the Pride and Joy of the world, and
the Glory of the Faithful, Blessed
“Ke otan ta idia Provata ekali, “And when He brings out His own
Gregory.
emprosthen afton porevete. Sheep, He goes before them.
“Ke ta Provata afto akolouthi, oti idasi “And the Sheep follow Him, for they Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
tin Fonin Aftou. know His Voice. Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
“Allotrio de ou mi akolouthisosin, alla “Yet they will by no means follow a the Lord.
fevxonte ap’ aftou, oti ouk idasi ton stranger, but will flee from him, for
allotrion tin fonin” they do not know the voice of To tis Sofias kratiri prospelasas, to To the proverbial mixing bowl of
strangers.” Timion Stoma Sou, Pater Grigorie, Wisdom Thou put Thy Most Precious
Theologias exintlisas to Thion nama, Mouth, O Father Gregory. Having
Aftin tin parimian ipen aftis O Iisous - This illustration was used by Jesus, but
ke tis Pistis afthonos metedokas, imbibed its Most Sacred Drink, to the
ekini de ouk egnosan tina in a elali they did not understand the things
ereson efraxas rount ton Believer Thou hast imparted sublime
aftis. which He spoke to them.
psiholethron, ton vlasfimias Theology. And Thou stemmed the
Ipen oun palin aftis O Iisous: “Amin, Jesus said to them again: “Truly, truly, I anameston, os kivernitin, evre ke gar soul-corrupting course of heresies,
amin, lego imin: oti Ego Imi i Thira say to you: I Am the Door of the Se Pnevma to Agion, aposovounta ke for it was brimming with
ton Provaton. Sheep. elavnonta, os anemon pnoas, blasphemies. The Holy Spirit indeed
“Pantes osi ilthon pro emou, kelpte isi “All who ever came before Me are dissevon tas ormas, en Monadi found Thee as the Pilot of the Ship,
ke liste, all’ ouk ikousan afton ta thieves and robbers, but the Sheep ousias, tin Triada katangellonta. scarring away and driving back
Provata. did not heed them. assaults of the impious as if but
gusts of wind; for in Monad of
“Ego Imi i Thira. “I Am the Door.
Essence Thou proclaimed the Holy
“Di’ emou ean tis iselthis, Sothisete, ke “If anyone enters by Me, he will be Trinity.
iselefsete, ke eelefsete, ke nomin Saved and will go in and out and
evrisi.” find Pasture.”
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
PSALM 50/51  ST GREGORY THEOLOGIAN - TONE 1
INTERCESSORY HYMNS FOR DIVINE MERCY
Tin liran tou Pnevmatos, to ton ereseon With Theological Hymns, let us extol
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Theristron, ke Orthodoxon idisma, the Harp of the Spirit, the Destroyer
and to the Holy Spirit ton defteron Epistithiaon, ton tou of heresies, the Delight of the
Logou autoptin, tis dogmasi Orthodox, the secon Bosom
✞Tes TOU I ERARHOU Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of T HY H OLY genomenon, ton sofon Arhipimena, Theologian, who became an
exalipson ta plithi ton emon H IERARCH , O Merciful One, blot out
tis Ekklisias ta Theremmata, eyewitness of the Logos by his
egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions.
Thologikis imnis prosipomen. Si i O Dogmas, the Wise Archpastor of the
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Pimin O Kalos, O dous seafton Church’s Flock; and to him let us
eonon. Ages. Grigorie, os O Didaskalos Hristos, say: ‘Thou art the Good Shepherd, O
Amin Amen iper imon, ke Sin Pavlo horevis, ke Gregory, who gave Thyself for us, as
presvies iper ton psihon imon. did Christ the Teach; and Thou stand

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anevfimousi Se Theologe, Arhirev lasting Peace throughout the world ✞Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of the
Grigorie, Ritor tis Ekklisias. Victories to our Rulers; whereas for exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
us who extol Thee, Gregory the egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions.
Theologian, Orator of the Church of
FESTAL IDIOMELON – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Christ, may we obtain Salvation.
LAUDS: THE PRAISES TO GOD - PSALM 148 Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Have Mercy upon me, O God,
PRAISES TO THE LORD FROM ALL C REATION Eleos Sou, ke kata to plithos ton according to Thy Great Mercy, and
Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima according to the multitude of Thy
mou. Mercies, take away my offences.
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. Osie Trismakar, Agiotate Pater, O Pimin O Holy Thrice Blessed, All Holy Father,
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God. O Kalos, ke tou Arhipimenos Hristou Good Shepherd, and Disciple of
Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him, Mathitis, O tithis tin psihin iper ton Christ the Chief Shepherd, Thou laid
Provaton. Aftos ke nin Panevfime, down Thy Life for the Sheep. O All
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Theologe Grigorie, etise presvies Sou, Lauded Gregory the Theologian, pray
Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
dorithine imin to Mega Eleos. for us, that by Thine Intercessions,
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LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!
the Lord will grant us His Great
PRAYERS FOR OUR SALVATION 
Mercy.
Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;praise FESTAL KONTAKION – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 3
Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of
Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty.
Theologo glotti Sou, tas simplokas ton With Thy Theological tongue having
ritoron, dialisas endoxe, Orthodoxias unravelled the weavings of the
Diatemon Ton tou grammatos Si When Thou had cut through the dark hitona, anothen exifanthenta tin Rhetors, Thou adorned the Church
gnofon, isedis to pnevmati pros Fos cloud of the letter, in spirit Thou Ekklisian, estolisas. On ke forousa, of Christ with the Garment woven
iperteron, ke tin ekithen dexamenos penetrated to the Highest Light. from Above with Orthodox Dogmas.
Sin imin krazi, tis Sis teknis. Heris
Fotohisian, Theologoias pantas There was the Heavenly Radiance; Vested with It, the Church, together
Pater, Theologias O Nous O
eploutiss, Grigorie Pansofe, tis hence Thou received it, and with with us, Thy descendants, cries out:
akrotatos. Hail! O Glorious Father! Thou art
Ekklisias Fostir. Tes astrapes de ton Theology Thou enriched us all; O
Logon Sou, skotodi nefi, ta ton Gregory, the Luminary of the Church the utmost Theological mind.
ereseon apemiosas. Othen avlizi of Christ. And by Thy Discourses FESTAL IKOS – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN – TONE 3
entha ihos, eortazonton Angelis Blinding Light, Thou dissipated the Ek tis Thelogikis, ke ipsilis Sofias Sou Fill
my mind – poor and sorry – with
sinomilos, iketevon apafstos tou darkened clouds of impious emplison mou ton noun, ton ptohon Thy Theological and Lofty Wisdom,
Sothine tas psihas imon. heresies. Henceforth, Thou dwell in ke taleporon, opos animniso ton ion so that I may extol Thy Life, O
Angels’ company, where the sound is Sou Pater. Ou gar ishiso logon Father. For I will not be able to offer
of those keeping Festival; and Thou prosaxe Si, imi Si parashis i logon keThee a word, unless Thou grant me
pray without ceasing to the Lord that gnosin, ishin ke sinesin. Opos ek ton Eloquence and Knowledge, Ability
He will Save our souls. son ta Sa prosfero Si, ke ek tou and Understanding, so that I may
ploutou ton areton Sou, ekithen eho offer Thee “... Thine own of Thine
Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the aformas, ke Stefanoso tin septin ke own...” and from the Wealth of Thy
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and Agian Korifin Sou, Sin tis Pistis Virtues, I shall be able to Crown Thy
harp. anakrazon. Heris Pater, Theologias Splendid and Holy Head, and with
O nous O akrotatos! the Faithful, cry out: Hail! O
O Theologos O Defteron ke Mystis, tis Mystic art Thou of Divine Illumination, Glorious Father! Thou art the
Thias ellampseos, O tis Triados and the second Theologian, and the utmost Theological mind!
fedros, ipografefs O tin arriton, ke Trinity’s Bright Secretary, O Gregory, SYNAXARION – 25 JANUARY
Thian fisin, iperfios didaskon as one who teaches on the Divine
Grigorie, ke nin tilavgesteron Nature and ineffable. So as Thou Ti KE’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou en On the 25th day of this month we
epapolavon Theou, ton Se timonton more clearly now enjoy being with Agiis Patros imon Grigoriou Commemorate our Father among
mnimoeve. Ke ipermahi, tis Ekklisias, God, remember us all who honour Arhiepiskopou Konstantinoupoleos tou the Saints, St Gregory the
in sinekrotisas. Sou gar O fthongos Thee, and be our Champion in the Theologou. Theologian, Archbishop of
epi panta, tis ikoumenis diilthe ta Defence of the Church Thou Constantinople.
perata, ekdidaskon Doxazin, tin organised. For as the Scripture Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day, we Commemorate our
Triada Omoousion. states, Thy voice and words have imon Poupliou. Righteous Father, St Publios of
gone forth to the ends of the Syria.
Universe, teaching all to give Glory Ti afti imera, Mnimi Mnimi tou Osiou On this day we Commemorate our
to the Consubstantial Trinity. Patros imon Mari. Righteous Father, St Mares of Syria.

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as with piety we sing: “O God of our
Ti afti imera, i Agia Medouli, sin On this day, St Medula and those with Fathers, Blessed art Thou!”
tisinodia aftis, piri telioute. her were Perfected in Holy
Martyrdom by fire. ODI 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞We praise, we Bless and we
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion worship the Lord!
Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day we Commemorate our
imon Dimitriou tou skevofilakos. Righteous Father, St Demetrios the Astekto piri enothentes, i theosevias Standing together in the unbearable fire
Sacristan. proestotes Neanei. Ti flogi de mi yet not harmed by the flame, the
lovithentes, Thion Imnon emelpon. Children, Champions of Godliness,
Ti afti imera, O Osios Apollos en irini On this day our Righteous Father, St Evlogiete panta ta Erga ton sang a Divine Hymn: O All you
telioute. Apollo of Egypt reposed in Peace. Kyrion, ke iperipsoute is pantas tous Works of the Lord: Bless the Lord and
Tes afton Agiis presvies, O Theos, By their Holy Intercessions, O God, eonas! exalt Him above all forever!
eleison imas. have Mercy on us. MAGNIFICAT 
Amin Amen KATAVASIA OF THE 9TH ODE – OF THE PRESENTATION
KATAVASIA OF THE MEETING/PRESENTATION - TONE 3 Theotoke, i Elpis panton ton O Virgin Theotokos, Thou Hope of all
ODI 1 Herson avissotokon, pedon ilios, ODE 1 The sun once shone with its Hristianon, Skepe, Frouri, Filatte Christians, Protect, Watch over and
epepolefse pote. Osi tihos gar epagi, rays upon dry land in the midst of tous Elpizontas is Se Guard all those who put their Hope
ekaterothen idor, lao the deep. For the water on both in Thee.
pezopontoporounti, ke thearestos sides became firm as a wall while the En Nomo Skia ke grammati, tipon In the Shadow and the letter of the Law,
melponti. Asomen to Kyrou. Endoxos people crossed the sea on foot, katidomen i Pisti. Pan arsen, to tin let us, the Faithful, discern a figure:
gar Dedoxaste. offering this song acceptable to God: mitran dianigon, Agion Theo. Dio every male child who opens the
Let us sing to the Lord, for He has Prototokon Logon Patros Anarhou womb shall be Sanctified to God.
been greatly Glorified! Iion, Prototokoumenon Mitri, Therefore, we Magnify the First Born
ODI 3 To stereoma, ton epi si ODE 3 O Lord, the firm foundation of epirandro, Megalinomen Word and Son of the Father Without
pepithoton, stereoson Kyrie tin those who put their trust in Thee, do Beginning, the First Born Child of a
Ekklisian, in ektiso, to Timio Sou Thou confirm the Church, which SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO GOD  Mother who had not known man.
Emati. Thou hast purchased with Thy FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION – ST GREGORY THE THEOLOGIAN - TONE 2
Precious Blood.
Thy Virtue, O Christ, has
Monada trisipostaton, ke Triada telian, Thou taught that we should all adore
ODI 4 Ekalipsen Ouranous, i Areti Sou ODE 4
en Mia ti Theotiti Pansofe Theologe, the Tri-Hypostatic Monad, which is
Hriste. Tis kivotou gar Proelthon, tou covered the Heavens, for proceeding edidaxas proskinisthe, Fos ipon ton Perfect Trinity, in Divinity Single, O
Agiasmatos Sou, tis Afthorou Mitros, forth from the Ark of Thy Patera, ke ton Iion Fos Avthis te Fos Most Wise Theologian, saying: Ligh is
en to Nao tis Doxis Sou, ofthis os Sanctification, from Thine Undefiled to Agion Pnevma, alla en Fos, ameres the Father, Light is the Son and Light
vrefos agkaloforoumenos, ke eplirothi Mother, Thou hast appeared in the asighiton, is Theos gar, tranon to again is the All Holy Sp[irit, and yet
ta panta, tis Sis Eneseos. Temple of Thy Glory as an Infant in Omoousion, O Grigorie Makar. one Light, Undivided, Unconfused;
arms, and the whole world has been for God is One. Thus Thou
filled with Thy praise. proclaimed, O Gregory, the
5 In a figure Isaiah saw God upon
ODI 5 Os iden Iseas simvolikos, en ODE Omoousian Doctrine.
a Throne, lifted up on high and
Throno epirmeno Theon, ip Angelon
borne in triumph by Angels of Glory;
Ipsigoria hromenos, son dogmaton Thou employed Thy grandiloquence of
Doxis Doriforoumenon, O talas! pansofos, tranos etheologimsas, to Thy Dogmas most wisely to publicly
Evoa, ego! Pro gar idon and he cried: “Woe is me! For I have
aporriton vathos, ton tou Hristou Theologise about the secret depths
Somatoumenon Theon. Fotos seen beforehand God made Flesh,
Mytirion, ahtlous te ton Agion, ke of the Mysteries of the Lord Christ.
anesperou, ke Irinis Desponzonta Lord of the Light that knows no
viou erritorefsas, O Grigorie Makar. Thou delivered orations on the
evening and King of Peace.”
Ke nin Theos, en methexi pelon ti Saints’ Lives and Martyrdoms, O
6 The Elder, having seen with his
6 Evoise Si, idon O Presvis, tis
ODE pros to Thion, Sozis kame ke dehio, Gregory Thrice-Blessed. Now, being
ODI
ofthalmis to Sotirion, O lais epesti. Ek eyes the Salvation that has come to ses skines Theologe. Godlike by participation in God, I
Theou Hriste:, Si Theos mou. the people, cried aloud to Thee: “O pray Thee: Save me and take me into
Christ Who comes from God: Thou Thy Dwellings, O Theologian.
art my God.” THEOTOKION
ODI 7 Seton en piri drosisanta, Pedas ODE 7 O Word of God Who in the
Meta tis Theomitors, ke Parthenou Standing with Her who bore our God,
Theologisants, ke parthenon akirato midst of the Fire hast dropped Dew
Marias, ke Vasiliou Pansofe, parestos Mary, the Holy Virgin, before the
enikisanta, Theon Logon imnoumen, upon the Children as they
tou Megalou, ti aprosito Triadi, tin unapproachable Trinity, there with
efsevos melodountes. Evlogitos O discoursed on things Divine, and
Irinin to kosmo, to Vasili ta tropea, ke Basil the Great art Thou, O All Wise
Theos, O ton Pateron imon. who hast taken up Thy dwelling in
imin Sotirian, Presveve nin, tis One. Together Intercede now for
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