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Hristos O Theos, doroumenos to the Apostles: Death is no more!

kosmo to Mega Eleos. Christ-God is Risen, granting to the


world Great Mercy.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton
eonon.
and to the Holy Spirit, now and
forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
Amin Amen
PENTECOSTARION - APOLYTIKION – MID PENTECOST
Archdiocese of Good Hope
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Mesousis tis eortis, dipsosan mou tin O Lord, Midway through the Feast,
psihin, evsevias potison namata oti grant Drink to my thirsty soul from
pasi Sotir evoisas. O dispon, erhestho
pros me ke pineto. I Pigi tis Zois,
Hriste O Theos: ✞ Doxa Si!
the Waters of True faith. For to all,
Thou our Saviour, cried aloud: Let
all who Thirst come to Me and
Paschal Vespers Hymns
DISMISSAL BLESSINGS & PRAYERS 
Drink!” As the Source of Life, O
Christ our God: ✞ Glory to Thee! 26 May 2019
5 T H
SUNDAY OF PASCHA

The Samaritan Woman


The Feast of St Photini (the Samaritan Woman), her
sons St Victor Photinos & St Joses, her sisters St
Anatola, St Phota, St Photis, St Paraskeva, St
Kyriake, as well as Emperor Nero’s daughter, St

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kathimenon, ke aftos who was seated upon the stone.
prosfthegxamenos aftes outos elege: And the Angel addressed them and
Ti zitite ton Zonta meta ton nekdron? said: “Why do you seek among the
Ti thrinite ton aftharton os en fthora? dead the One Who is alive? Why do

Paschal Vespers Hymns – Samaritan Woman Apelthouse kirixate tis aftou Mathites. you grieve as though corruptible the
Incorrupt? So go back and proclaim
it to His Disciples.
PASCHAL APOLYTIKION – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 Afti i imera, in epiisen O Kyrios, This is the Day the Lord made; let us
Hristos Anesti, ek nekron, Thanato Christ is Risen from the dead; By Death agalliasometha ke evfranthomen greatly rejoice and be glad therein.
en afti.
thanaton patisas, Ke tis en tis trampling upon death, And has
mnimasin, Zoin harisamenos [3] bestowed Life to those in the tombs. Pasha to terpnon! Pasha Kyriou, Pasha! Pascha of Delight! Pascha, the Lord’s
[3] Pasha pansevasmion imin anetile! Pascha! A Pascha All Venerable has
Pasha en hara allilous risen for us! With Joy, let us embrace
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW periptixometha! O Pasha, litron lipis! one another! Pascha, the Ransom
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
Ke gar ek Tafou simeron, osper ek from sorrow! Today from the
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE pastou eklampsas Hristos, ta ginea Sepulchre Christ emerge
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND haras eplise legon. Kirixate Apostolis. resplendently as from a Brida
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2
Chamber, and the Women He filled
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear
me, with Joy, saying: Proclaim this to the
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry Apostles!
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to and to the Holy Spirit
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord! PENTECOSTARION - STIHERON – SAMARITAN WOMAN
mou Kyrie. TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee Os ofthis en Sarki, Hriste O Theos, di When through Thine Inexpressible
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of afaton Ikonomian, akousasa i Dispensation, O Christ our God,
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice. Samaritis tou logou Sou tou Thou Appeared on Earth, the Woman
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord! Filanthropou, katelipe to antilima epi of Samaria, having heard Thy Word,
OCTOEHOS -RESURRECTION STIHERA – TONE 4 to frear, ke edrame legousa tis en ti full of Love for mankind, left her
Exagage ek filakis tin psihin mou, tou Bring my soul out of prison to give poli. Defte! Idete kardiognostin! Miti waterpot at the Well and ran, saying
outos iparhi O prosdokomenos to the citizens: “Come! Behold the
exomologisasthe to Onomati Sou. Thanks to Thy Name, O Lord.
Hristos, O ehon to Mega Eleos?” One Who knows our heart! Is not He
Ton Zoopion Sou Stavron, apafstos Ever Venerating Thy Life-giving Cross, the Expected Christ, Who has Great
proskinountes Hriste O Theos, tin O Christ our Lord, we Glorify Thy Mercy?”
Triimeron Sou Anastasin Resurrection on the Third day. By it
Doxazomen. Di’ aftis gar anekenisas, Thou hast Restored corrupt human
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon. ages.
tin kataftharisan ton anthropon fisin nature, O Mighty One, and hast
Pantodiname, ke tin is Ouranous reopened for us the Upward Path to Amin Amen
anodon, kathipedixas imin, os monos Heaven, for Thou alone at Good and PENTECOSTARION-APOLYTIKION – MID PENTECOST – TONE (8)
Agathos ke Filanthropos. Loving. PLAGAL 4

Mesousis tis eortis, dipsosan mou tin O Lord, midway through the Feast,
Eme ipomenousi Dikei, eos ou The Righteous shall wait for me, until psihin, evsevias potison namata. Oti grant drink to my thirsty soul from
antapodos mi. Thou Reward me. pasi Sotir evoisas. O dipson, erhestho the waters of True Religion. For to
pros me ke pineto. I pigi tis Zois, all Thou the Saviour cries aloud: let
Tou xilou tis parakois, to epitimion elisas Having willingly been nailed to the Hriste, O Theos: Doxa Si! whoever is thirsty come to Me and
Sotir, to xilo tou Stavrou ekousios Wood of Thy Cross, Thou abolished drink. As the Fountain of Life, O
prosilothis, ke is Edou katelthon the penalty of disobedience “NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” ETC Christ our God: Glory to Thee!
Dinate, tou Thanatou ta desma, os committed through the Tree, and by OCTOEHOS - RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION – TONE 4
Theos, dierrixas. Dion proskinoumen descending into Hades, Thou hast
tin ek nekron Sou Anastasin, en broken the bonds of Death. To fedron tis Anastaseos Kirigma ek tou When the Women Disciples of the Lord
Agalliasi voontes, Pantodiname Kyrie: Wherefore, we worship Thy Angelou Mathouse e tou Kyriou had learnt from the Angels the Glad
✞ Doxa Si. Resurrection from the dead, and, Mathitrie ke tin Progonikin apofasin Tidings of the Resurrection that had
Rejoicing, we cry: O Almighty Lord: aporipsase, tis Apostolis kafhomene cast away the Condemnation of their
✞ Glory to Thee! elegon. Eskilefte O Thanatos, igerthi Forefather, they spoke exultingly to

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SATURDAY NIGHT – PROKEIMENON – TONE (5) PLAGAL 2
Ek vatheon ekekraxa Si, Kyrie. Kyrie, Out of the depths I have cried to
O Kyrios evasilefsen; evprepian The Lord reigns - Vested with Majesty isakouson tis fonis ou. Thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear my
enedisato. (3) (3) voice.
1. Enedisato Kyrios dinamin ke 1. The Lord is Vested and Girded with Pilas Edou sinetripsas Kyrie, ke to So The Gates of Hades Thou shattered, O
periezosato. Power thanato, tou Thantou to Vasilion Lord, and by Thy Death Thou
2. Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, itis 2. And thus He established the world, eisas, genos de to anthropinon, ek destroyed the domininon of Death.
ou salefthisete which shall not be moved. fthoras ileftherosas, Zoin ke Thou freed mankind from
Aftharsian to kosmo dorisamenos, ke corruption, and granted the world
THERE ARE NO PROPHECIES TONIGHT! – to Mega Eleos. Life and Incorruption, and Thy Great
LITANY OF FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS, Mercy.
ETC 
OCTOEHOS - RESURRECTION APOSTICHA – TONE 4 Genithito ta ota Sou prosehonta is tin Let Thine Ears be attentive to the
fonin tis Deiseos mou. voice of my Supplication.
Kyrie, anelthon en to Stavro, tin Ascending upon the Cross, O Lord,
progonikin imon kataran exilipsas ke Thou abolished our Ancestral Curse; Defte animnisomen lai, tin tou Sotiros Come, all you people, let us sing the
katelthon en to Edi, tous ap’ eonos and descending into Hades, Thou set Triimeron Egersin, di’ is Elitrothimen Praises of our Saviour’s
desmious ileftherosas, aftharsias free those in Eternal Bonds. And ton tou Edou aliton desmon, ke Resurrection on the Third Day,
doroumenos ton anthropon to geni. Thou bestowed on mankind Aftharsian ke Zoin, pantes elavomen whereby we have been Delivered
Dia touto imnountes, Doxazomen, tin Incorruption and Life. Wherefore we krazontes. O Stavrothis, ke tafis, ke from the unbreakable bonds of
Zoopion ke Sotirion Sou Egersin. praise and Glorify Thy Resurrection Anastas, Soson imas ti Anastasi Sou, Hades. Having received
on the Third Day. Mone Filanthrope! Incorruption and Life, we cry out: O
PENTECOSTARION – PASCHAL STIHERA – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 Thou Who were Crucified, Buried
and Rose: Save us by Thy
Anastito O Theos, ke Let God Arise, and let His enemies be Resurrection, O Only Loving!
diaskorpisthitosan i ehthri Aftou, scattered, and let those who hate PASCHAL PROSOMIA – MID PENTEOST – TONE 4
ke figetosan apo Prosopou Aftou i Him flee from His Sight!
misountes. Afton. Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
Pasha Ieron imin simeron anadedikte! Today a Sacred Pascha has been estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
Pasha kenon, Agion! Pasha Mystikon! revealed to us! A Pascha new and with Thee.
Pasha pansevasmion! Pasha, Hristos Holy! A Pascha Mystical! A Pascha all
O Litrotis! Pasha amomon! Pasha venerable Pasha – the Redeemer, Parestin i mesotis imeron, ton ek sotirou Here, at last, is the Midpoint of the
Mega! Pasha ton Piston! Pasha to Christ, Himself! A Pascha that is arhomenon Egerseos, Pentikosti de ti Days that commence with the Saving
Pilas imin tou Paradisou anixan! blameless! A Pascha that is Great! A Thia sfragizomenon, ke lampi tas Resurrection from the dead,
Pasha, pantas Agiazon Pistous. Pascha of Believers! A Pascha that lamprotitas, amfoterothen ehousa, ke reaching their limit and ending with
has opened for us the Gates of enousa tas dio, ke parine tin Doxan Holy Pentecost. And it shines with
Paradise! A Pascha that Sanctifies all profenousa, tis despotiis, Analipseos Radiance that it gets from both of
Believers! simninete. them, thus uniting the two Feasts. It
is dignified in that it manifests the
Os eklipi kapnos, eklipetosan, os tikete As smoke vanishes, so let them vanish, Glory of our Master’s Ascension that
kiros apo prosopou piros. as wax melts before the fire! is yet to come.
Defte apo theas ginekes evangelistrie, ke Come now from that Sight, O you Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
ti Sion ipate. Dehou par imon haras Women and Heralds of Good News, Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
evangelia tis Anastasteos Hristou. and say to Zion, “Receive from us Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
Erpou, horeve ke agallou, Ierousalim, the Joyful Tidings of the ton Kyrion.
ton Vasilea hriston Theasameni ek Resurrection of Christ! O Jerusalem,
tou mnimatos, os nimfion be exultant, dance and leap for Joy, Ikouse ke evfranthi i Sion, Zion heard and was jubilant with Joy
proerhomenon. for you have witnessed Christ the evangelisthisis tis Hristou Anastaseos, when the Resurrection of Christ was
King coming forth as Bridegroom i de Pisti Aftis goni igalliasanto, proclaimed to her. Her Faithful
from the Tomb. touton theasameni, ke eklinonta Offspring exulted, and were glad
Pnevmati ripon hristoktonias. when they saw our Lord alive again.
Outos apolounte i amartoli apo So let the sinners perish from the Sight Evtrepizete panigirizousa, tin ton From the stigma of Christicide He
prosopou tou Theou. Ke i dikei of God, and let the Righteous be ekateron evfrosinon mesotita. will Cleanse by the Holy Spirit. She
evfranthitosa. glad. prepares for the Festive observance
E Myrofori Ginekes orthrou vatheos, The Myrrh-bearing Women at dawn very of the Most Joyful Midpoint between
epistase prs to mnima tou Zoodotou, early, standing outside the Tomb of the two important Feasts.
evron Angelon epi ton lithon the Giver of Life, found an Angel

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Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night; Ouk eho andra, ke O Didaskos pros speaking with a man and not God,
aftin. “Alithos ipas, ouk eho andra. she was keen to deceive and said: “I
filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
Pente gar eshes, ke nin on ehis ouk have no husband.” The Teacher
Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.
esti Sou anir.” I de, epi to rimati answered her: “Thou says truly: ‘I
Ingiken i tou Thiou dapsilis, hisis epi Coming is the Abundant Pouring Forth ekplagisa, ke is tin polin dramousa, have no husband,’ for Thou hast
pantas, osper gegrapte, Pnevmatos i of the Holy Spirit upon all, as Holy tis ohlis epevoa, legousa. “Defte! had five, and the one Thou hast
prothesmia kiritti, imievthisa, tis Scripture states. And the appointed Idete Hriston, os dorite to kosmo to now is not Thy husband.” Smitten
meta Hristou Thanaton, ke Tafin ke time’s Midpoint today proclaims the Mega Eleos!” by His Words, she ran to the city and
Anastasin, par aftou dedomenis, undoubted Promise made by Christ cried to the citizens, saying: “Come!
apsevdous Mathites iposheseos, tin after His Death and Burial, and Behold Christ Who grants the world
tou Paraklitou dilousis epifanian. Divine Resurrection to His Holy His Great Mercy!”
Disciples, in reference to the
upcoming manifestation of the
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
Paraclete.
PENTECOSTARION - PROSOMIA – SAMARITAN WOMAN - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
PENTECOSTARION - IDIOMELA –SAMARITAN WOMAN – TONE 1

Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
Para to frear tou Iakov, evron O Isous Finding the Woman of Samaria by the
tin Samaritida, eti idor par’ aftis O Well of Jacob, Jesus Who covers the
Afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
nefesi kalipton tin Gin. O tou Earth with Clouds, asked for water
Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
Thavmatos! O tis Herouvim from her. O the Wonder! He Who
his transgressions.
epouhoumenos, porni gyneki rides upon the Cherubim converses
Epi tin Pigin epesti, i Pigi ton The Source of Wonders came to the dielegeto, idor eton, O en idasi tin Gin with a Woman who is a harlot. He
Thavmaton, en ti ekti ora, tis Evas Source at the Sixth Hour to catch the kremasas, idor ziton, O pigas ke Who hung the Earth upon the
Zoogrise karpon. I Gar Eva en tafti Fruit of Eve; for at the same Hour, limnas idaton ekgeon, thelon elkise Waters, ask for water! He Who pours
exelilithen ek tou Paradisou, apati tou Eve had left Paradise by the ontos aftin, tin thirevomenin ipo tou out springs and pools of water,
ofeos. Ingiken oun i Samaritis deception of the serpent. The polemitoros ehthrou, ke potisasthe seeks water, as He wishes truly to
antilise idor, In idon efi O Sotir: “ Dos Woman of Samaria approached to idor zois, tin flegomenin en tis draw her who is hunted by the
Mi idor piin, kago idatos allomenou draw water. When our Saviour atopisasi dinos, os monos Efsplaghnos warmonger foe, and to quench with
empliso se!” ke is tin polin dramousa beheld her, he said: “Give Me water ke Filanthropos. the Water of Life the Thirst of her
i sofron, tis ohlis aninilen evhis. to drink, and I will fill you with who is aflame with foul desires, as
“Defte! Idete Hriston ton Kyrion! ton Water welling up!” and the Wise He alone is Compassionate and
Sotira ton psihon imon!” Woman ran to the city, and at once Loves mankind.
announced to the citizens: “Come! Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Behold Christ the Lord! The Saviour
eonon. ages.
of our soul!”
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise
Amin Amen
THEOTOKION – TONE 4
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!
Epi to frear os ilthen O Kyrios, i When our Lord went to the Well, the O dia Se Theopator Profitis David, The Forefather and Prophet of God,
Samaritis irota ton Efsplaghnon. Woman of Samaria asked the Melodios peri Sou proanefonise, to David, through Thee, cried out in
Parashou mi to idor tis Pisteos, ke Compassionate One: grant me the Megalia Si piisanti. Paresti i Vasilissa Song concerning Thee, to the One
lipsome tis kolimvithras ta namata, Water of Faith and I shall receive the ek Dexion Sou, Se gar ‘Mitera’ Who has done Magnificent Things
Agaliasin ke Litrosin, Zoodota, Kyrie, Streams of the Font: Joy and ‘Proxenon Zois’ anedixen, O apator ek for Thee. The Queen stands at Thy
Sou enanthropise Evdokisas Theos, Right Hand, for God, Who gladly
✞ Doxa Si! Redemption. O Giver of Life, Lord: ✞
ina tin Eaftou anaplasi Ikona, became Man through Thee, without
Glory to Thee!
ftharisan tis pathesi, ke to Planithen father, has proclaimed Thee
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the orialoton evron, Provaton tis omis “Mother,” and Host of Life, so that
ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever. analavon, to Patri proagagi, ke to He might Restore in us His Image,
eona. idio Thelimati, tes Ouranies Sinapsi which was corrupted by Passion.
Dinamesi, ke Sosi Theotoke ton Having found the Stray Sheep caught
O sinanarhos ke sinedios Iios, ke Logos The Son and Word of the Father, like
kosmon Hristos O ehon, to Mega ke in the mountains, He laid It on His
tou Patros, epi tin Pigin epesti, i Pigi Him, without Beginning, like Him
Plousion Eleos. Shoulders, and brought it to His
ton iamaton, ke gini ek tis Samarias Eternal, the Source of Healings, went Father, and by His own Free Will, He
antlise idor paragegonen, in idon efi to the Source; and a Woman from RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE BOOK placed it among the Heavenly Hosts,
O Sotir: “Dos Mi idor piin, ke Samaria approached to draw water. – THE ENTRANCE – “FOS ILARON...”  and will Save, O Theotokos, the
apelthousa fonison sou ton andra.” Beholding her, our Saviour said:
world - Christ, Who has Great and
I de , os anthropo dialegomeni, ke ou “Give Me water to drink, and go – Abundant Mercy.
Theo, lathin spoudazousa elegen. call Thy husband.” As though

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