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16. MATLIT HYMNS – ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELENA, EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES-21 MAY
St Justin Popovich
We are on the road between Paradise and Hell, between God and
the devil.
All our thoughts and reflections, and every one of our feelings, bring
the soul a little closer to Paradise or Hell.
If a thought or reflection is rational (that is Godly) and brings us
to the Divine Word, Who is beyond comprehension and
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conception, then that is already Paradise for us.
But if the thought lacks the Divine Word and is not in accord with Human thought is a curse
Him, it inevitably brings us to absurdity and folly, to the devil, when there is no desire to transform it into Prayer,
and this is already Hell. and for it to be Perfected with Prayer.
What is true of thought also holds good for feelings. It is inconceivable for there to be thought
So, for us, everything begins here on Earth - Paradise or Hell. which, in the face of the Mysteries of the Cosmos,
Our life on this planet is an enormous drama - all the time, the is not Transformed into prayerful wonderment and yearning.
ephemeral clashes with the Eternal, the mortal with the Immortal, There is nothing more wonderful
the good with the evil, the things of the devil with those of God... than thought
which, at the sight of God’s Cosmos,
unconsciously pours itself out in Prayer.

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Satana epi ton Theou, ton lavin aftous and from the power of Satan to God,
afesin Amartion ke Kliron en tis that they may receive Forgiveness of
Igiasmenis Pisti ti is Eme.’ sins and an Inheritance among those
who are Sanctified by Faith in Me.’
“Othen, Vasilef Agrippa, ouk egenomin
apithis ti Ouranio Optasia, alla tis en
“Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not
disobedient to the Heavenly Vision,
FestalMatins Hymns – St Constantine & St Helena
Damasko proton ke Ierosolimis, is but declared first to those in Kindly use the Service Book until this point, then carefully
pasan te tin horan tis Ioudeas, ke tis Damascus and in Jerusalem, and follow instructions with regard to these Hymns
Ethnesin, apangelo Metanion ke throughout all the region in Judea,
PENTECOSTARION - PASCHAL APOLYTIKION – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
epistrefin epi ton Theon, axia tis and then to the Gentiles, that they
Metanias Erga prassontas.” should Repent, and turn to God, Hristos Anesti, ek nekron, Thanato Christ is Risen from the dead; By Death
doing Work befitting Repentance.” thanaton patisas, Ke tis en tis trampling upon death, And has
HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 10: 1 – 9 mnimasin, Zoin harisamenos [3] bestowed Life to those in the tombs.
To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios : At that time, our Lord Jesus said: [3]
PSALM 117 /118
“Amin, Amin, lego imin: O mi “...Truly, Truly, I say unto you: he who PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
iserhomenos dia tis Thiras is tin does not enter the Sheepfold by the
avlin ton Provaton, alla anavenon Door, but climbs up some other
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
allahothen, ekinos Kleptis esti ke ways, is a Thief and a Robber.
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
Listis.
O de iserhomenos dia tis Thiras, Pimin He who enters by the Door, is the
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! ✶
esti ton Provaton. Shepherd of the Sheep.
Touto O Thiroros anigi, ke ta Provata To him the Doorkeeper opens, and the 2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove
tis Fonis Aftou akoui, ke ta idia Sheep hear His Voice, and He Calls
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. ✶
Provata kali kat’ onoma, ke exigi His Sheep by name, and leads them
afta. out. Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
Ke otan ta idia Provata ekvali, And when He brings out His own Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
OCTOEHOS – RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION – TONE 3
emprosthen afton porevete. Sheep, He goes before them.
Ke ta Provata Afto akolouthi, oti idasi And the Sheep follow Him, for they
Evfrenestho ta Ourania, Agaliastho ta Let the Heavens Rejoice and let the
tin Fonin Aftou. know His voice. Epigia, oti epiise Kratos en Vrahioni Earth be glad, for the Lord has
Aftou O Kyrios. Epatise to Thanato shown Strength with His Arm; He
Allotrio de ou mi akolouthisosin, alla A Stranger they will not follow, but ton Thanaton.Prototokos ton nekron has trampled down Death by Death;
fevxonte ap’ aftou, oti ouk idasi ton will flee from him, for they do not egeneto. Ek kilias Adou errisato imas He has become the First-born of the
allotrion tin fonin. know the voice of strangers.” ke pareshe to kosmo to Mega Eleos. dead; from the womb of Hades He
Taftin tin parimian ipen aftis O Iisous, Although Jesus used this illustration, has Rescued us, and to the world He
ekini de ouk egnosan tina in a elali they did not understand the things has granted Great Mercy.
aftis. that was spoken to them. ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ipen oun palin aftis O Iisous. Again, Jesus said to them: and to the Holy Spirit
MENAION - APOLYTIKION- ST CONSTANTINE – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Amin, amin, lego imin: Oti Ego Imi i “Truly, truly, I say to you: I Am the
Thira ton Provaton. Door of the Sheep. Tou Stavrou Sou ton tipon en Ourano Thine Apostle among the Rulers, St
theasamenos, ke os O Pavlos tin klisin Constantine, who once beheld in the
Pantes Osi ilthon proemou, Klepti is ke “All who ever came before Me are ouk ek anthropon dexamenos, O en sky the Vision of Thy Cross, and
Liste, all’ ouk ikousan afton ta thieves and robbers, but the Sheep Vasilefsin Apostolos Sou Kyrie, who, like Paul, received his Calling
Provata. did not hear them. Vasilevousan polin ti Hiri Sou not from man, once entrusted the
Ego Imi i Thira. Di Emou ean tis “I Am the Door: by Me if anyone paretheto; in perisoze dia pantos en Ruling City into Thy Hand. We
iselthi, Sothisete, ke iselefsete, ke enters in, he shall be Saved, and Irini, Presvies tis Theotokou, Mone entreat Thee to restore it in Peace
exelefsete, ke nomin evrisi...” shall go in and out, and find Filanthrope! forever, at the Intercessions of the
Pasture...” Theotokos, Only Lover of mankind!
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon. ages.
Amin Amen

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THEOTOKION – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
PENTECOSTARION - KONTAKION- PASCHA – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
O di’ imas Gennithis ek Parthenou, ke Born of a Virgin and having endured
Stavrosin ipomenas Agathe, O Crucifixion for our sake, O Good I ke en Tafo katilthes Athanate, alla tou Although thou went down into the
Thanato ton Thanaton skilefsas, ke One, Thou despoiled Death through Adou kathiles tin Dinamin. Ke Tomb, O Immortal, Thou brought
egersin dixas os Theos, mi paridis ous Death, and, as God, revealed Anestis os Nikitis, Hriste O Theos, down the dominion of Hades, and
eplasas ti Heri Sou. Dixon tin Resurrection. Despise not those gynexi Myroforis fthegxmenos, Thou Rose as Victor, O Christ our
Filanthropian Sou Eleimon. Dexe tin whom Thou has created with Thine Herete, ke tis Sis Apostlis Irinin God, and Thou called out “Rejoice!”
tekousan Se Theotokon, Presvevousan own Hand. Show Thy Love for doroumenos, O tis pesousi parehon to the Myrrhbearing Women, and
iper imon, ke Soson, Sotir, imon, laon mankind, O Merciful One. Accept Anastasin. granted Peace to Thine Apostles, O
apegnosmenon. the Intercessions the Theotokos, for Lord Who to the fallen grant
us, and Save, O our Saviour, Thy TRISAGION, ETC  Resurrection.
SMALL LITANY despairing people. FESTAL PROKEIMENON – PSALM 18/19 – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
MENAION - FIRST KATHISMA-ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELENA -TONE 3
Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O fthongos Their Proclamation went forth into all
Neos gegonas, David tis tropis, geras Thou became a New David in manner. afron ke is ta perata tis ikoumenis ta the Earth, and their Words to the
Anothen, isdedegmenos, tis Vasilias ti Thou received the Oil of the rimata Afton. ends of the world.
korifi Sou to Eleon. Se gar ton Kingdom, as an Honour from I Ourani diigounte Doxan Theou’ piisin The Heavens declare the Glory of God;
Pnevmati ehrisen Endoxe. O Heaven, upon Thy head. The Lord
de Hieron Aftou anangelli to the firmament shows the Creation of
Iperousios Logos ke Kyrios. Othen and Logos transcending all Essences
stereoma. His Hands.
elaves, ke skiptron Sofe Vasilion, Anointed Thee with the Spirit, O
ACTSOF THE APOSTLES ACCORDING TO ST LUKE 26 : 1 & 12 – 20
etoumenos imin to Mega Eleos. Glorious One. Therefore Thou
received the Sceptre to rule, as one En en tes imeres ekines, Agrippas O In those days, Agrippa the King said to
most wise. And Thou Entreat that Vasilefs pros ton Pavlon efi: Paul: “You are permitted to speak for
we obtain Great Mercy. “Epitrepete Si iper seaftou legin.” yourself.”
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Tote O Pavlos ektinas tin hira apelogito: So Paul stretched out his hand and
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and “...en is ke porevomenos is tin answered for himself: “... while thus
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. Damaskon met’ exousias ke epitropis occupied, as I journeyed to
Amin Amen tis para ton Arhiereon, imeras mesis Damascus with authority and
THEOTOKION - TONE 3
kata tin odon idon, Vasilef, commission from the Chief Priests, at
Ouranothen iper tin lamprotita tou midday along the road, I beheld, O
Se tin mesitefsasan tin Sotirian tou Unto Thee Who mediated the Salvation iliou perilampsan me Fos ke tous sin King, a Light from Heaven that was
genous imon, animnoumen Theotoke of our race, we sing praises, O Virgin emi porevomenous. brighter than the sun shining around
Parthene. En ti Sarki gar ti ek Sou Theotokos. For Thy Son and our me and those who journeyed with
proslifthisi, O Iios Sou ke Theos imon, God in the Flesh that He assumed me.
to dia Stavrou katadexamenos pathos, from Thee, accepted Suffering by “Panton de katapesonton imon is tin gin “We had all fallen to the ground, when I
elitrosato imas, ek fthoras os means of Crucifixion and has
ikousa Fonin lalousan pros me ke heard a Voice speaking to me and
Filanthropos. thereby set us free from corruption,
legousan ti Evraidi dialekto: “Saoul! saying in the Hebrew language:
in His Love for mankind.
Sauol! Ti Me diokis? Skliron si pros ‘Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting
SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA – ST CONSTANTINE &ST HELENA
kendra laktisin.” Me? It is difficult for you to kick
TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
against the goads.’
Elkomenos epi Stavrou, O Piitis tou iliou The Maker of the sun and all Creation Ego de ipon: “Tis i, Kyrie?” “I said: ‘Who art Thou, Lord?’
ke ktiseos, Se os astera fainon, ex was led once to the Cross. And now
Ouranou di asteron efilkisato, O ke to Himself He leads you, the Shining “O de ipen: ’Ego Imi Iisous on si diokis. “He said: ‘I Am Jesus, Whom you are
kratos protos to Vasilion epethike. Star, by Stars from Heaven. And to Alla anastithi ke stithi epi tous podas persecuting. But Rise and stand on
Dio Se anevfimoumen, Konstantine Thee first He bestowed Imperial sou. your feet.
Vasilef efsevestate, Sin Eleni Mitri ti Power. Therefore, O Most Pious “‘Is touto gar ofthin si - prohirisasthe se ‘I have Appeared to you for this Purpose
Theofroni. Emperor Constantine, we extol Thee Ipiretin ke Martyra on te ides on te – to make you a Minister and a
and Thy Mother Helena, the Godly- ofthisome si. Witness both of the Things that you
minded. have seen and of the Things that I
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, will yet reveal to you.
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and “‘Exeroumenos se ek tou laou ke ton ‘I will Deliver you from the people and
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. Ethnon, is ous Ego se apostello anixe from the Gentiles, to whom I now
Amin Amen ofthalmous afton - tou epistrepse apo send you to open their eyes - in order
Skotous is Fos, ke tis exousias tou to turn them from Darkness to Light,

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enepodise nosos, oti tis Fonis Sou ailment could impede it, for the PENTECOSTARION - SECOND KATHISMA- THE PARALYTIC – TONE 3
oxitera i energia edihthi, ke to Energy of Thy Voice proved to be far Paresin evranto, tin olosomaton, i Those whom the paralysis of envy
disvastakton varos aperripse, ke to more potent. He threw off the
pralisesi, fthonou singomeni, tin en choked and held, received for
fortion tis klinis evastasen, is oppressive Burden, and carried the
Martyrion tou plithous ton iktirmon weight of his bed, as Testimony to Savvato aralitou sfigxin themselves a full bodied paralysis,
Sou, ✞ Doxa Si! Thine Abundance Mercy. ✞ Glory to katanoountes. Legontes: ouk exesti, for when they beheld how Thou had
Thee! Therapevin tis Savvasi, liin te tin Healed the Paralytic on the Sabbath,
THE GREAT DOXOLOGY  Patrion, tou Savvatou katapafsin, they said: “It is not allowed to Heal
MENAION – FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST CONSTANTINE toou Nomou Se mi gnontes despotin, a man on the Sabbath as this breakes
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 ke Therpevtin ton psihon imon. the Sabbath Rest that our Fathers
handed down to us,” not
Tou Stavrou Sou ton tipon en Ourano Thine Apostle among the Rulers, recoginising Thee as the Author of
Theasamenos, ke os O Pavlos tin Constantine, who once beheld in the the Law and the Healer of our soul.
sky the Vision of Thy Cross, and
klisin ouk ex anthropon dexamenos, THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA - ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELEN - TONE 4
who, like Paul, received his Calling
O en Vasilefsin, Apostolos Sou Kyrie,
Vasilefousan polin ti hiri Sou
not from man, once entrusted the
Ruling City into Thy Hand. We
I efsimos Mnimi Sou, epifanisa imin, Thy Dignified Memory has shone upon
Partheto in perisoze dia pantos en entreat Thee to restore it in Peace avgazi ta perata, Theognosias Foti, us today. It brightens the Universe
forever, at the Intercessions of the Konstantine Theopnefste. Si gar en with Light of Divine Knowledge, O
Irini, presvies tis Theotokou, Mone
Theotokos, O Lord Who Loves Vasilefsin efsevis anedihthis, Nomous God-Inspired Constantine. Thou,
Filanthrope.
mankind. Epouraniou, Vasileos tirisas. Dio tes among Kings and Rulers, showed
ikesies tes ses, Rise imas pirasmon. Thyself to be Pious, for Thou obeyed
the Laws of the King of Heaven.
Therefore by Thine Entreaties,
Deliver us from our trials.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Festal Liturgy Hymns – St Constantine & St Helena ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Kindly use the Service Book until this point, then carefully
follow instructions with regard to these Hymns Amin Amen
PENTECOSTARION -THIRD KATHISMA-THE PARALYTIC- TONE 3

P ENTE COSTARION - P ASC H AL A P OLYTIKION – TON E (5) P L AGAL 1 Rima Paraliton, monon sinesfigxen, os O A Word alone from Him Who Appeared
pagkosmios, logos efthegxato, tou di’ on Earth for us with Compassion, s
Hristos Anesti, ek nekron, Thanato Christ is Risen from the dead; By Death imas epi tis Gis ofthentos di’ the Evangelist declared to all the
thanaton patisas, Ke tis en tis trampling upon death, And has
Efsplaghnian. Othen ke ton world, once Healed a man who was
mnimasin, Zoin harisamenos [3] bestowed Life to those in the tombs.
kravvaton, epiferon diirheto, kan i paralysed. Then that man took up
[3]
Grammatis oran, to prahthen ouh his bed and walked past the Scribes
SMALL ENTRANCE HYMNS
iperferon, kakias katehomeni fthono, who could not endure to watch what
OCTOEHOS - RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION – TONE 3
to psihas paralionti. was happening before their eyes, for
they were overcome by wicked envy,
Evfrenestho ta Ourania, Agaliastho ta Let the Heavens Rejoice and let the SMALL LITANY – FESTAL ANTIPHONS  which paralyses the soul.
Epigia, oti epiise Kratos en Vrahioni Earth be glad, for the Lord has PROKEIMENON –PSALM 88/89 - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Aftou O Kyrios. Epatise to Thanato shown Strength with His Arm; He
ton Thanaton.Prototokos ton nekron
has trampled down Death by Death; Ipsosa eklekton ek tou Laou Mou. I raised up a Chosen One from My
He has become the First-born of the Evron David ton doulon Mou, en People. I found David My servant;
egeneto. Ek kilias Adou errisato imas dead; from the womb of Hades He
ke pareshe to kosmo to Mega Eleos. Elei Agio Mou ehrisa afton. I Anointed him with My Holy Oil.
has Rescued us, and to the world He
has granted Great Mercy. STIHOS Dia touto ehrise Se O Theos O VERSE Therefore, God, Thy God,
MENAION - APOLYTIKION – ST CONSTANTINE – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 Theos Sou. Anointed Thee with the Oil of
Gladness more than Thy
Tou Stavrou Sou ton tipon en Ourano Thine Apostle among the Rulers,
Companions.
Theasamenos, ke os O Pavlos tin Constantine, who once beheld in the
klisin ouk ex anthropon dexamenos, sky the Vision of Thy Cross, and Ipsosa eklekton ek tou Laou Mou. I raised up a Chosen One from My
who, like Paul, received his Calling Evron David ton doulon Mou, en People. I found David My servant;
O en Vasilefsin, Apostolos Sou Kyrie,
not from man, once entrusted the Elei Agio Mou ehrisa afton. I Anointed him with My Holy Oil.
Vasilefousan polin ti hiri Sou Ruling City into Thy Hand. We
Partheto in perisoze dia pantos en entreat Thee to restore it in Peace
Irini, presvies tis Theotokou, Mone SMALL LITANY & PRAISES 
forever, at the Intercessions of the
Filanthrope. Theotokos, O Lord Who Loves
PATRONAL APOLYTIKION  mankind.

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THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 10: 9 – 16
CHRIST IS THE DOOR & THE GOOD SHEPHERD Ta tou Kyriou didagmata, kathaper gi Full of Wisdom, O Helen, praised by all,
eklekti, dexameni panevfime, when Thou accepted the Lord’s
To kero ekino, ipen O Kyrios: At that time, our Lord Jesussaid: enareton praxeon, evkarpian Saving Teachings, like chosen Earth,
“Ego Imi i Thira. “I Am the Door. evlastisas, tas dianias, imon Thou abundantly produced many
ektrefousa, ti ekmimisi, Eleni Pansofe, Fruits of Thy Virtuous Deeds. And,
“Di’ emou ean tis iselthi, Sothisete, ke “If anyone enters by Me, he will be tis politias Sou. Othen eortzomen, by displaying a Holy Way of Life for
iselefsete, ke exelefsete, ke nomin Saved, and will go in and will go periharos, simeron tin mnimin Sou imitation, Thou thereby feed our
evrisi. out, and will find Pasture. panigirizontes. mind. Therefore, we celebrate Thy
“O Kleptis ouk erhete, imi ina klepsi, “The Thief does not come, except to divine Memorial, O Royal Saint,
ke thisi, ke apolesi. steal, and to kill, and to destroy. festively observing it today with
heightened Joy.
“Ego ilthon, in Zoin ehosi - ke perisson “I have come that they may have Life -
ehosin. and more abundantly. Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis; enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
“Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos. “I Am the Good Shepherd. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
“O Pimin O Kalos tin Psihin Aftou “The Good Shepherd gives His Life for the Lord.
tithisin iper ton Provaton. the Sheep. Eleon agalliaseos, tous Sous metohous Thou Anointed paradoxically with Oil
“O Misthotos de - ke ouk on Pimin, ou “The Hireling - who is not the Hriste, Konstantinon Elenin te, of Gladness, O Christ, Constantine
ouk isi ta Provata idia - theory ton Shepherd, who does not own the paradoxos ehrisas, tin apatin and Elena who advanced Thy Work
Likon erhomenon, ke afiisi ta Sheep - sees the Wolf coming, and misisantas, ke Sou to kallos for they hated idolatry, and rather
Provata ke fevgi. leaves the Sheep, and flees. epipothisantas, ke Vasilias tis longingly Loved Thy Comeliness, O
Ouraniou sou Toutous ixiosas, efsevos Word. Wherefore, Thou made them
“Ke O Likos arpazi afta, ke skorpizi ta “And the Wolf catches, and scatters to proteron, epi tis Gis, Loge worthy of Heavenly Rule with Thee,
Provata. the Sheep. Vasilefsantas,ti epinefsi Sou. for they previously ruled upon Earth
“O de misthotos fevgi, oti misthotos “The Hireling flees, for he is a with the utmost Piety, at Thy Divine
esti, ke ou meli afto peri ton hireling, and does not care about behest.
Provaton. the Sheep. ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
“Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos, ke ginosko “I Am the Good Shepherd, and I know and to the Holy Spirit
ta Ema, ke ginoskome ipo ton Mine, and Am known by Mine. O ton Anakton Anax ke Theos, O The King of Kings and God, Who adorns
Emon. plousies dorees katakosmon tous the worthy with abundant Gifts,
“Kathos ginoski Me O Patir, kago “As the Father knows Me, even so I axious, aftos Ouranothen, osper caught Thee in His Net, through the
ginosko ton Pater. know the Father. Pavlon ton aidimon, dia simiou tou Sign of the Cross, like He did to Paul
Stavrou, Se Kaonstantine ezogrisen. the Glorious, O Constantine, saying
“Ke tin Psihin Mou tithimi iper ton “And My Life I lay down for the Sheep. En touto, risas, Nika tous ehthrous to Thee: By this Sign, Conquer! Thus
Provaton. Sou, on anazitisas Sin mitri theofroni, having sought Him, as did Thy
“Ke alla Provata Eho, a ouk estin ek tis “And other Sheep I have, which are ke evron os epothis, toutous kata Godly-minded Mother, and having
Avlis taftis - kakina me di agagin. not of this Fold - them also I must Kratos etroposo. Sin afti oun iketeve found Him for Whom Thou longed,
bring. iper orthodoxon Vasileon, ke tou Thou utterly defeated them.
filohristou Stratou, ke panton ton tin Together with Thy Mother, earnestly
“Ke tis Fonis Mou akousousi. “And they will hear My Voice. minimin Sou telounton Pistos, ton pray for Orthodox Rulers, and the
“Ke genisete mia Pimni - is Pimin.” “And there will be one Flock - one Monon Filanthropon, Litrothine pasis Christ-loving Armed Forces, and all
Shepherd.” Orgis. of us who loyally observe Thy
Resurrection Prayer – Memory, Entreating the Only Love of
Psalm 50/51  mankind to Redeem us from all
MENAION INTERCESSORY HYMNS – ST CONSTANTINE & ST ELENA – TONE 2
Wrath.

✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Now and ever, and to the Ages of
and to the Holy Spirit
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton ages.
eonon. Amen
Tes ton Theostepton Presvies, Eleimon, At the Intercessions of the God-
Amin
exalipson ta plithi ton emon Crowned Rulers, O Lord of Mercy,
PENTECOSTARION STICHERA –THE PARALYTIC - TONE (8)
egklimaton. blot out my many offences.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Kyrie, ton Paralyton ouh i kolmvihra O Lord, It was not the pool that Cured
etherapefsen, all’ O Sos logos the Paralytic, but Thy Word that
eonon. ages.
anekenise, ke oude i polihronios afto Renewed him. Not even his chronic

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PENTECOSTARION - EXAPOSTILARION - PARALYTIC - TONE 2
Amin Amen
Epesti O Filanthropos, ke paniktirmon Our Lord Who Loves mankind and is
Tes tis Theotokou, Presvies Eleimon, At the Intercessions of the Theotokos,
Kyrios, Provatiki kolumvithra, tou Compassionate to all, Appeared
therapefse tas nosous, ever de today at Bethsaida, the Sheep Pool, exalipson ta plithi ton emon O Lord of Mercy, blot out my many
katekimenon, Anthropon plistis to cure diseases. And there He egklimaton. offences.
FESTAL IDIOMELON – ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELENA – TONE
estsi, ke pros afton evoisen. Aron found a man who had been suffering
2
ton kravvaton ithi, pros tas Odous ts for many years and He cried out to
evthias. him and said: “Arise! Take up your Eleimon, Eleison me, O Theos, kata to O Merciful, have Mercy on me, O God,
pallet, go forth and walk the Straight Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos according to Thy Great Mercy, and
Path!” ton iktirmon Sou exalipson to according to the abundance of Thy
LAUDS: PRAISES TO GOD – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 anomima mou. Compassion, blot out my
Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise transgressions.
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Tou Efsevour Konstantinou i Minimi, os The Memorial of Constantine the Pious,
Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. Myron ekkenoumenon simeron like perfume that is poured out, has
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God. anetile. Hriston gar pothisas, idolon arisen today. He longed for Christ,
katefronise, Naon egiras epi Gis, to and therefore held the idols in
Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him, Stavrothenti di’ imas, en Ouranis de contempt. On Earth he erected a
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is apelave, ton tis Elpidos Stefanon. Temple to the One Who was
Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God crucified for us; while in Heaven, he
MENAION – FESTAL LAUDS STICHERA – ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELENA PRAYERS OF SALVATION  receive the Crown of Hope.
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
PENTECOSTARION - KONTAKION – THE PARALYTIC - TONE 3
Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; Tin psihin mou Kyrie, en amarties I have sinned in every way, I have
Enite afton kata to plithos tis praise Him according to the panties, ke atompis praxesi, dinos improperly acted! Therefore, with
Megalosinis Aftou. greatness of His Majesty. paralelimenin, egiron ti Theiki Sou paralysis my soul is woefully
Heris Konstantine Pansofe, Orthodoias Rejoice, O Constantine, full of Wisdom! epistasia, osper ke ton Paralyton, stricken. Raise it up, O Lord,
Pigi, i potizousa pantote, tis glikesi The Well of Orthodox Faith that has igiras pale, ina krazo sesosmenos. ✞ through Thine own Divine Attneiton,
namasi, tin ifilion apasan. Heris i Watered in every age the Entire Iktirmon Doxa, Hriste, to Krati Sou. even as of old, thou raised up the
riza, ex s evlastise, karpos O trefon, Universe with its Waters Most Sweet, Paralytic, so that Saved, I may cry
tin Ekklisian Hristou. Heris to rejoice! Glorious Root, out of which out: ✞ “O Compassionate Christ,
kavhima, ton peraton endoxe, has burgeoned forth the Fruit that Glory to Thy Dominion!”
Hristianon, Vasileon protiste. Here, feeds the entire Church of Christ, PENTECOSTARION – IKOS – THE PARALYTIC
Hara ton Piston. Thou art the Pride and Joy of the
Fathers! O rejoice! Thou art the first
O Hiri Sou drake perikraton ta perata, Thou hold the entire Universe in the
of all Christian Emperors! Rejoice, O Iisou O Theos, o to Patri sinanarhos, Palm of Thy Hand, O Jesus our God –
Believers’ Joy! ke Pnevmati Agio sindespoon with the Father without Origin, and
apanton, sarki efanis, nosous with the Holy Spirit, art Master over
Enite Afton en iho salpingos; Enite Praise Him with the sound of the iomenos, ke pathi apilasas, Tiflous all things. Thou Appeared in the
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and Efotisas, ke ton Paralyton logo Theiko Flesh, Curing diseases, and Thou
harp. Si exanestisas, peripatin athroos drove away passions and granted
O Vasilevon tis Ktiseos, to evpithes He who rules over Creation all, O All prostaxas, ke tin vastasasn afton sight to the blind, and by Thy Divine
prooron, tis kardias Sou Pansofe, Wise Ruler, foresaw the Obedience of klinin epi ton omon are. Othen Word, Thou raised up the Paralytic,
logikos thirevi Se, alogia Thy heart, and through reason pantes Sin touto animnoumne ke commanding him suddenly to walk,
kratoumenon, ke katavgasas tin Sin capture Thee when unreason was ekvoomen. ✞ Iktirmon Doxa, Hriste to and to take up his pallet on which he
dianian, tis evsevias tes epignosesi, ruling Thee; and He Illumined Thy Krati Sou. had lain. Wherefore, along with him,
kosmo anedixe, fotavgi os ilion, thoughts and reasoning with certain we all extol Thee, and cry out: “✞ O
marmarigas, Thion apopemponta, Knowledge of Orthodox Belief: O Compassionate Christ, Glory to Thy
praxeon Endoxe. Glorious Constantine, to the world Dominion!”
MENAION - KONTAKION – ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELEN - TONE 3
He showed Thee as a Shining Sun,
radiating brilliant beams of Godly Konstantinos simeron, sin ti Mitri ti On this day Constantine with his
Words and Deeds. Eleni, ton Stavron emfenousi, to Mother, Helen, showed the Holy
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance; pansevasmion xilon, panton men ton Cross, that Tree worthy of all
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute. Ioudeon eshinin onta,oplon de Piston, veneration. Raised on high, it is a
Anakton kat enantion. Di imas gar shame for all Judeans, but a Shield
anedihthi, Simion Mega, ke en against the enemy for Faithful

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polemis frikton. Rulers; and for us a Great Sign, Risen as Almighty!”
Inspiring Awe in War. O D I 5 Orthrisomen orthrou vatheos ke O DE 5 Let us arise in the early dawn,
FESTAL IKOS – ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELENA
anti mirou ton imnon prosisomen to and instead of Myrrh, offer a Hymn
Konstantinon Pisti sin ti mitri O Faithful, let us honour Constantine Despoti. Ke Hriston opsometha, to the Master; and we shall see
timisomen. Tou Profitou gar afti and Helen, his mother, for, hearing Dikeosinis Ilion, pasi Zoin anatellonta. Christ, the Sun of Righteousness
logous akroasameni, en kedro ke the words of the Prophet, they dawning Life to all.
pevki ke kiparisso, ton trisintheton recognised in the cedar, the pine O D I6 Katilthes en tis katotatis tis Gis ke O DE 6 Thou descended into the deepest
Stavron katenoisan, di ou to sotirion and the cypress, the tri-composite sinetripsas mohlous eonious, katohous parts of the Earth and Thou
pathos exikolouthise, ke pantas Cross, by which the Saving Passion pepedimenon, Hriste, ke trimeros, os ek shattered everlasting bars that held
parestisan tous Ioudeous came to pass. And they roused all kitous Ionas, exanestis tou tafou. fast those fettered; and on the third
paraskevazesthe, dixe tis lais Mega the Hebrews, to be prepared to day, like Jonah from the whale,
Dikeoma, to kekrimmenon dia ton display before the people the Great Thou arose from the Tomb.
fthonon, ke vaskanian tin afton, ke Justification, hidden because of
7 O Pedas ek kaminou Risamenos, O DE 7 The Only Blessed and Ever
touto evronts anedixan afti. Dia their hatred and jealousy. And O D I

touto tis pasi nikifori anedihthisan, when they found the Cross, they genomenos Anthropos pashi os Glorious God of our Fathers, Who
oplon ferontes aprosmahiton, SIMION put it on display. Therefore, they thnitos ke dia pathous to thniton Redeemed the Children from the
MEGA, KE EN POLEMIS FRIKTON. were revealed to all as Victors, aftharsias endii evperepian, o furnace, became Man, suffered as a
bearing the unassailable Shield, A monos Evlogitos ton pateron Theos ke mortal; and through Suffering,
GREAT SIGN, INSPIRING AWE IN WAR. iperevdoxos. He clothes the mortal with the Grace
SYNAXARION – 21 MAY of Incorruption.
8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we
Ti KA’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi ton Agion On the 21st Day of this month, we
O D I
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion.
O DE

Worship the Lord.


endoxon, Theostepton, ke isapostolon, Commemorate the Holy, Glorious,
Megalon Vasileon, Konstantinou ke God-Crowned and Great Sovereigns Afti i kliti ke Agia imera, i mia ton This is the Chosen and Holy Day, the
Elenis. Constantine and Helen, Equals to the Savvaton, i Vasilis ke kiria, eorton first of the Sabbaths, the Queen and
Apostles. eorti ke panigiris esti panigireon, en i Sovereign, the Feast of Feasts, and
evlogoumen Hriston is tous eonas. the Festival of Festivals, in which we
O Agios Neomartys Pahomios, O en to The New Holy Martyr, St Pachomios,
Bless Christ to all Ages.
Ousaki tis Philadephias Martyrisas, who Witnessed in Ousaki, MAGNIFICAT 
xifi telioute. Philadelphia, was Perfected by PENTECOSTARION - MAGNIFICAT - KATAVASIA OF 9TH ODE –
sword. HIERMOS - TONE 1
Tes afton Agies Presvies, Hriste O Theos, By their Holy Intercessions, O God, have Megalinon, psihi mou, ton ethelousios Magnify, O my soul, Him Who
eleison imas. Mercy on us. pathonta ke tafenta ke willingly suffered and was buried,
Amin Amen exanastanta, trimeron ek Tafon and arose from the Tomb on the
KATAVASIA OF HOLY PASCHA – TONE 1
Third Day.
[T R A N S L A T I O N B Y P A T E R G E O R G E P A P A D E A S – H O L Y W E E K S E R V I C E B O O K ]
Fotizou, Fotizou, i Nea Ierousalim; i gar Shine, shine, the New Jerusalem! For
O D I 1 Anastaseos Imera! O DE 1 Resurrection
Day! O people, let Doxa Kyriou epi Se anetile. Horeve the Glory of the Lord has dawned
Lamprinthomen lai! Pasha, Kyriou us Brilliantly Shine! Pascha, the nin ke agallou, Zion. Si de, Agni, upon Thee. Rejoice now and be
Pasha! En gar thanatou pros Zoin ke Lord’s Pascha! For Christ our God terpou, Theotoke, en ti egersi tou glad, O Zion; and Thou, O All Pure
ek Gis pros Ouranon Hristos O Theos has transported us who sing the Tokou Sou. Theotokos: delight in the
imas dievivasen, epinikion adontas! Triumphal Hymn from Death to Life Resurrection of Him to Whom Thou
and from Earth to Heaven. gave Birth!
MENAION- EXAPOSTILARION – ST CONSTANTINE & ST HELENA - TONE 2
O D I 3 Defte poma piomen kenon, ouk ek O DE 3 Come, let us drink a New Drink.
Petras agonou teratourgoumenon, all’ Not one miraculously brought forth Ouk ex anthropon ilife, to Vasilion The Great and Holy Constantine with
aftharsias Pigin ek tafou from a barren Rock, but from the kratos, all ek tis Thias Haritos, his mother, St Helena, did not
omvrisantos Hristou, en O Fountain of Immortality, sprung Konstantinos O Megas, Sin ti Mitri receive Imperial Rule and dominion
stereoumetha. forth from Christ’s Tomb, from Ouranothen, exastrapton de vlepi, from men, but by Divine Grace from
which we are Edified. Stavrou to Thion Tropeon. Othen Heaven. He is the one who
O D I 4 Epi tis Thias filakis O Thigoros O DE 4 Let the God-inspired Prophet
touto olesas tous dismenis, ton idolon witnessed the Divine Trophy of the
Habakkuk keep with us the Divine elise tin apatin, en kosmo de Cross shining above, and by it he
Avvakoum stito meth’ imon ke diknito
Watch, and point out the Light- ekratine, tin Orthodoxon Pistin. crushed the foes, ending the
faesforon Angelon diaprisios legonta.
bearing Angels, who with a vibrant deceptive ruse of the idols; and he
Simeron Sotiria to kosmo, oti Anesti
voice declared: “Today, Salvation confirmed the Orthodox Faith as a
Hristos os Pantodinamos.
comes to the world, for Christ has world religion.

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