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Sotir, imon, laon apegnosmenon.

the Intercessions the Theotokos, for


us, and Save, O our Saviour, Thy
DISMISSAL PRAYERS & despairing people.
BLESSINGS 

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa


Archdiocese of Good Hope

By the Grace of God


Triodion (Sunday)Vespers Hymns
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7 April 2019
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Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon. ages.
Amin Amen
Triodion Vespers Hymns – St John Klimakos OKTOEHOS - THEOTOKION – TONE 2

KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW
O Thavmatos kenou, panton ton pale O New Miracle greater than all the
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS Thavmaton! Tis gar egno Miera, Miracles of old! Who has ever known
anev Andros tetokiian, ke en agkales a Mother to bear a Child without the
RESURRECTION STIHERA – TONE 4
ferousan, ton apasan tin Ktisin help of a man, and hold in Her arms
Exagage ek filakis tin psihin mou, tou Bring my soul out of prison to give periehonta? Theou esti vouli to Him Who encompasses all Creation?
exomologisasthe to Onomati Sou. Thanks to Thy Name, O Lord. kiithen, on os vrefos Panagne, ses It was the Will of God to be Born,
olenes vastasasa, ke mitrikin and Thou, Most Pure Virgin, hast
Ton Zoopion Sou Stavron, apafstos Ever Venerating Thy Life-giving Cross,
parrisian pros afton kektimeni, mi carried Him – an Infant in Thine
proskinountes Hriste O Theos, tin O Christ our Lord, we Glorify Thy pafsi disopousa iper ton Se timonton, arms! The Boldness of a Mother is
Triimeron Sou Anastasin Resurrection on the Third day. By it tou iktirise ke Seose tas psihas imon. Thine. Wherefore, pray to Him
Doxazomen. Di’ aftis gar anekenisas, Thou hast Restored corrupt human unceasingly for us who honour Thee,
tin kataftharisan ton anthropon fisin nature, O Mighty One, and hast “NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” – and Entreat Him to have Mercy on
Pantodiname, ke tin is Ouranous reopened for us the Upward Path to TRISAGION PRAYERS, ETC  us, and to Save our soul.
anodon, kathipedixas imin, os monos Heaven, for Thou alone at Good and
RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION – TONE 4
Agathos ke Filanthropos. Loving.
Eme ipomenousi Dikei, eos ou The Righteous shall wait for me, until To fedron tis Anastaseos Kirigma ek tou When the Women Disciples of the Lord
antapodos mi. Thou Reward me. Angelou Mathouse e tou Kyriou had learnt from the Angels the Glad
Mathitrie ke tin Progonikin apofasin Tidings of the Resurrection that had
Tou xilou tis parakois, to epitimion elisas Having willingly been nailed to the aporipsase, tis Apostolis kafhomene cast away the Condemnation of their
Sotir, to xilo tou Stavrou ekousios Wood of Thy Cross, Thou abolished elegon. Eskilefte O Thanatos, igerthi Forefather, they spoke exultingly to
prosilothis, ke is Edou katelthon the penalty of disobedience Hristos O Theos, doroumenos to the Apostles: Death is no more!
Dinate, tou Thanatou ta desma, os committed through the Tree, and by kosmo to Mega Eleos. Christ-God is Risen, granting to the
Theos, dierrixas. Dion proskinoumen descending into Hades, Thou hast world Great Mercy.
tin ek nekron Sou Anastasin, en broken the bonds of Death.
Agalliasi voontes, Pantodiname Kyrie: Wherefore, we worship Thy
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
✞ Doxa Si. Resurrection from the dead, and,
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Rejoicing, we cry: O Almighty Lord:
✞ Glory to Thee! Tes ton dakrion Sou roes, tis erimou to With the rivers of Thy tears Thou
Ek vatheon ekekraxa Si, Kyrie. Kyrie, Out of the depths I have cried to agonon egeorgisas, ke tis ek vathous made the barren desert bloom; and
stenagmis, is ekaton tous ponous with Thy sighs from deep within,
isakouson tis fonis ou. Thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear my
ekarpoforisas, ke gegonas foster ti Thou made Thy Labours bear their
voice.
ikoumeni, lampoon tis Thavmasin. Fruit a hundredfold; and Thou
Pilas Edou sinetripsas Kyrie, ke to So The Gates of Hades Thou shattered, O Ioanni Patir imon Osie, presveve became a Star, Illuminating the
thanato, tou Thantou to Vasilion Lord, and by Thy Death Thou Hristo to Theo, sothine tas psihas world by Thy Miracles, O John, our
eisas, genos de to anthropinon, ek destroyed the domininon of Death. imon. devout Father. Intercede with
fthoras ileftherosas, Zoin ke Thou freed mankind from Christ our God, for the Salvation of
Aftharsian to kosmo dorisamenos, ke corruption, and granted the world our soul.
to Mega Eleos. Life and Incorruption, and Thy Great
Mercy.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon. ages.
Genithito ta ota Sou prosehonta is tin Let Thine Ears be attentive to the
Amin Amen
fonin tis Deiseos mou. voice of my Supplication.
OKTOEHOS - THEOTOKION – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Defte animnisomen lai, tin tou Sotiros Come, all you people, let us sing the
Triimeron Egersin, di’ is Elitrothimen Praises of our Saviour’s Resurrection O di’ imas Gennithis ek Parthenou, ke Born of a Virgin and having endured
ton tou Edou aliton desmon, ke on the Third Day, whereby we have Stavrosin ipomenas Agathe, O Crucifixion for our sake, O Good
Aftharsian ke Zoin, pantes elavomen been Delivered from the unbreakable Thanato ton Thanaton skilefsas, ke One, Thou despoiled Death through
krazontes. O Stavrothis, ke tafis, ke bonds of Hades. Having received egersin dixas os Theos, mi paridis ous Death, and, as God, revealed
Anastas, Soson imas ti Anastasi Sou, Incorruption and Life, we cry out: O eplasas ti Heri Sou. Dixon tin Resurrection. Despise not those
Mone Filanthrope! Thou Who were Crucified, Buried Filanthropian Sou Eleimon. Dexe tin whom Thou has created with Thine
and Rose: Save us by Thy tekousan Se Theotokon, own Hand. Show Thy Love for
Resurrection, O Only Loving! Presvevousan iper imon, ke Soson, mankind, O Merciful One. Accept

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Dia touto imnountes, Doxazomen, tin and Life. We, therefore, praise and Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
zoopion ke Sotirion Sou Egersin. Glorify Thy Resurretion on the Third
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
Day!
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
O Kyrios evasilefsen, evprepian The Lord reigns; He clothed Himself with Thee.
Enediasto. Enedisato Kyrios with Majesty. The Lord clothed and Angeli ke anthropi Sotir, tin Sin imnousi Angels and mankind, O Saviour, sing
Dinamin ke perizosato. girded Himself with Power.
Triimeon Egersin, di’ is katiigasthi tis the Praises of Thy Third Day Rising,
Kremamenos epi xilon mone Dinate, Hanging upon a Tree, O Only Mighty, Ikoumenis ta perata, ke doulias tou for it has shone Light to the ends of
pasan Ktisin esalefsas, tethis en Tafo Thou shook all Creation, and when ehthrou, pantes elitrothimen the world. Delivered from the
de, tous katikountas en tafis Thou were laid in the Tomb, Thou krazontes. Zoopie pantodiname bondage of the enemy, we all cry
anestisas, aftharsian ke zoin raised up those dwelling there, and Sotir, Soson imas ti Anastasi Sou, out: O Almighty Saviour, Creator of
doroumenos, to geni ton anthropon. bestowed Life and Incorruption on Mone Filanthrope. Life, Save us by Thy Resurrection O
Dio imnountes Doxazomen, tin our kind. Therefore, we Praise and Only Lover of mankind!
Triimeron Sou Egersin. Glorify Thy Resurrection on the Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
Third Day.
Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, i tis And He established the world, which Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
ou salevthisete. shall not be moved. ton Kyrion.
Laos paranomos Hriste, Se prodous to The lawless people, O Christ, who gave Pilas halkas sinetripsas, ke mohlous Thou hast shattered the Gates of Brass.
Pilato, stavrothine katedikasen, Thee to Pilate, condemned Thee to sinethlasas Hriste O Theos, ke genos Thou hast torn asunder the chains
agnomon peri ton evergetin fanis, all’ Crucifixion, and showed themselves anthropon peptokos anestisas. Dia and raised up fallen mankind, O
ekon ipeminas tafin, aftexousios ungrateful to their Benefactor. But touto simfonos voomen, O Aastas ek Christ our God. Wherefore, we cry
anesti Triimeros, os Theos Thou willingly suffered burial, and ton nekron, Kyrie, ✞ Doxa Si! with one voice: O Lord, Who Rose
doroumenos imin, ateleftiton Zoin, ke of Thine Own Will Thou Rose as God from the dead: ✞ Glory to Thee!
to Mega Eleos. on the Third Day, and bestowed on Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
us Everlasting Life and Great Mercy.
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
To Iko Sou prepi Agiasma, Kyrie, is Holiness is proper to Thy House, O estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
makrotita imeron. Lord, unto length of days. with Thee.
Meta dakrion Gynekes, katalavouse to The Women who sought Thee went Ton Sarki ekousios stavrothenta di’ Let us praise Him Who of His own Will
mnima Se epezitisan. Mi evrouse de, tearfully to Thy Tomb, and when imas, pathonta ke tafenta, ke was crucified for us in the Flesh. He
olofiromene, meta kalvthmou voose they did not Find Thee, they Anastanta ek nekron, imnisomen suffered, was Buried, and Rose from
elegon. Imi Sotir imin, Vasilef ton lamented and exclaimed: O our legontes. Stirixon Orthodoxia tin the dead. Let us say: Confirm Thy
apanton, pos eklapis? Pios de topos Saviour and King of all, how is it that Ekklisian Sou Hriste, ke irinefson tin Church in the True Faith and bring
katehi to Zoiforon Soma Sou? thou hast been stolen? Where is Thy Zoin imon, os Agathos ke Peace to our Life, O Christ, for thou
Angelos de pros aftas apekrinato. Mi Life-giving Body? An Angel stood Filanthropos. art Good and Loving.
leete fisin, all’ apelthouse kirixate, oti before them as said: “Do not weep. Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because O Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
anesti O Kyrios, parehon imin Go and proclaim the Good Tidings
Kyrie, ipeien i psihi ou is ton Logon for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
agalliasin, os Monos Efsplaghnos. that our Lord is Risen and grants us
Sou. Ilpisen i psihi moue pi ton Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
Joy for He alone is Compassionate!”
Kyrion.
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, To Zoodoho Sou Tafo, parestotes i Before Thy Life-giving Sepulchre we the
and to the Holy Spirit
anaxii, Doxologian prosferomen ti unworthy stand, offering Hymns of
TRIODION APOSTIHA – ST JOHN KLIMAKOS – TONE 2
afato Sou Efsplaghnia, Hriste O Theos Praise to Thine Ineffable
Ton epi Gis Angelon, ke en Ouranis Let us honour John, who was an Angel imon. Oti Stavron katedexo, ke Compassion, O Christ our God. For
anthropon Theou, tou kosmou tin on Earth, and in Heaven is a Man of Thanaton Anamartite, ina to kosmo Thou art without sin, and have
evkosmian, tin triin ton Agathon ke God, the Good Order of the Ordered dorisi tin Anastasin, os Filanthropos accepted the Cross and Death in
ton areton, ton Askiton to Kavhima World, the Delight of Blessings and order to grant the world
Ioannin Timisomen. Pefitevmenos Virtues, the Ascetic’s Pride and Joy. Resurrection, as a Loving God.
gar en to Iko tou Theou, exinthise For, having been planted in the TRIODION STIHERA – ST JOHN KLIMAKOS – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Dikeos, ke osi Kedros en Erimo House of God, he Blossomed forth in Apo filakis proias mehri niktos. Apo From the Morning Watch until night;
eplithine ta Pimnia Hristou, ton Righteousness, ad as a Cedar in the
filakis proias elposato Israil epi ton from the Morning Watch until
Logikon Provaton, en Osiotiti ke desert he multiplied the flocks of the
Kyrion. night, let Israel Hope in the Lord.
Dikeosini. Rational Sheep of Christ, in Holiness
and Righeousness.

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Pater Ioanni Osie, diapantos alithos, tou O Holy Father John, being devout, the ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Theou en to laringi, tas ipsosis efres, exaltations of God were at all times and to the Holy Spirit
meleton praktikotata, ta Theopnefsta, the property of Thy throat in very TRIODION STIHERA – ST JOHN KLIMAKOS – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
logia pansofe, ke tin ekithen, Truth, as Thou studied and practised
anaigazousan, harin eploutisas, well the God-Inspired sayings, as one Osie Pater tis fonis, tou Evangeliou, tou O Venerable Father, Thou heard the
gegonos Makarios, ton asevon, all wise. Thou were enriched in soul Kyriou akousas, ton Kosmon Voice of our Lord’s Gospel, and Thou
panton ta voulevmata, by the Divine Grace welling up from katelipes, ton plouton ke tin Doxan is abandoned the world, counting
katastrepsamenos. them. And becoming Blessed, Thou ouden logisamenos. Othen pasin wealth and Glory as nothing. Then
full destroyed the malicious evoas. Agapisate ton theon ke Thou began saying to all: Love God,
purposes of all impious men. evrisete Harin eonion, miden and you will find Eternal Grace! Do
protimisite tis Agapis aftou, ina otan not prefer anyting to His Love, so tht
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli For with the Lord there is Mercy, and elthi en ti Doi aftou evrisite when He Appears in His Glory you
par’ afto litrosis. Ke aftos litrosete with Him is abundant Redemption. anapafsin meta panton ton Agion, may find Rest with all the Saints.’ By
ton Israil ek pason ton anomion And He will Redeem Israel from all on te ikesies Hriste filaxon, ke Soson their Intercessions, O Christ, Guard
Aftou. his transgressions. tas psihas imon. and Saver our soul.
Pater Ioanni Osie, diapantos alithos, tou O Holy Father John, being devout, the Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Theou en to laringi, tas ipsosis efres, exaltations of God were at all times eonon. ages.
meleton praktikotata, ta Theopnefsta, the property of Thy throat in very
logia pansofe, ke tin ekithen, Truth, as Thou studied and practised Amin Amen
anaigazousan, harin eploutisas, well the God-Inspired sayings, as one THEOTOKION – TONE 4
gegonos Makarios, ton asevon, all wise. Thou were enriched in soul O dia Se Theopator Profitis David, The Forefather and Prophet of God,
panton ta voulevmata, by the Divine Grace welling up from Melodios peri Sou proanefonise, to David, through Thee, cried out in
katastrepsamenos. them. And becoming Blessed, Thou Megalia Si piisanti. Paresti i Vasilissa Song concerning Thee, to the One
full destroyed the malicious ek Dexion Sou, Se gar ‘Mitera’ Who has done Magnificent Things
purposes of all impious men. ‘Proxenon Zois’ anedixen, O apator ek for Thee. The Queen stands at Thy
Enite ton Kyrion, panta ta Ethni, Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Sou enanthropise Evdokisas Theos, Right Hand, for God, Who gladly
epenesate afton, pantes i lai. Praise Him, all your people! ina tin Eaftou anaplasi Ikona, became Man through Thee, without
ftharisan tis pathesi, ke to Planithen father, has proclaimed Thee
Pater Ioanni Endoxe, tes ton dakrion O Holy Father John, Most Glorious,
orialoton evron, Provaton tis omis “Mother,” and Host of Life, so that
piges, tin psihin katheromenos, ke Thou shed a Well-spring of Tears, analavon, to Patri proagagi, ke to He might Restore in us His Image,
pannihis stasesi ton Theo and Thy soul thus was Purified. idio Thelimati, tes Ouranies Sinapsi which was corrupted by Passion.
ilaskoumenos, anepterothis pros tin Thou propitiated God by thy Dinamesi, ke Sosi Theotoke ton Having found the Stray Sheep caught
agapisin tin toutou Makar, ke standing in Prayer all night. Thus, kosmon Hristos O ehon, to Mega ke in the mountains, He laid It on His
oreotitaa, is epaios nin aolavis alikta, given wings, Thou Ascended to His Plousion Eleos. Shoulders, and brought it to His
harmonikos, meta ton sinathlon Sou Love and to His Beauty, O All Blessed Father, and by His own Free Will, He
Theofron Osie. as Thou art, which now Thou THE ENTRANCE – “FOS ILARON...”  placed it among the Heavenly Hosts,
worthily art enjoying endlessly as and will Save, O Theotokos, the
Thou Rejoice with Thy Fellow world - Christ, Who has Great and
Athlete, O Godly Minded Saint. Abundant Mercy.
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the PROKEIMENON – SATURDAY EVENING – PSALM 92
ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever. O Kyrios evasilefsen, evprepeian The Lord reigns, Vested with Majesty.
eona.
Enedisato
Pater Ioanni Osie, anapterosas ton noun, O Holy Father John, being Devout, when Enedisato Kyrios Dinamin, ke Perizosato. The Lord is Vested and Girded with
pros Theon dia Pisteos, kosmikis Thou had lifted Thy mind unto God ✶ Power. ✶
sighiseos, evdelixo to astaton, ke ton on the Wings of Faith, Thou despised
Stavron Sou, analavomenos to the turbulence of the world and its Ke gar estereose tin Ikoumenin, itis ou And established the world, which shall
Pantepopti, katikolouthisas, Soma transcience. And on Thy shoulders salevthisete. ✶ not be moved. ✶
disunion agoges askiseos to logismo, Thou took up Thine own Cross and
stheni doulosamenos tou Thiou followed our Lod Who sees all FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS, ETC 
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Pnevmatos. things. Then the unruly flesh Thou
subordinated to Thy Pious Thoughts, Kyrie, anelthon en to Stavro, tin Ascending the Cross, O Lord, Thou
through Ascetic exerceise, by the progonikin imon kataran exilipsas ke abolished our Ancestral Curse, and
Divine Spirit’s Might. katelthon en to Aidi, tous ap’ eonos Desending into Hades, Thou set free
desmious ileftherosas, aftharsias those in Eternal Bonds. And Thou
doroumenos ton anthropon to geni. bestowed on mankind Incorruption
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