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16. MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY


F E STAL AP OLY TIKION – ASCENSION OF CHRIST OUR LO RD
INSTEAD OF “IDOMEN TO FOS...” (“HAVING SEEN THE LIGHT...”)

Anelifthis en Doxi, Hriste O Theos imon, Thou Ascended in Glory, O Christ our
haropiisas tous Mathitas, ti epangelia God, after Thou filled Thy Disciples
Festal Matins Hymns – Ascension Thursday tou Agiou Pnevmatos. Veveothenton
afton dia tis Evlogias, oti Si i O Iios
with Joy, by promising to send them
the Holy Spirit, and Thou Blessed
tou Theou, O Litrotis tou kosmou. them and established their Faith that
K INDLY U SE THE S ERV ICE B OOK U NTIL TH IS P OINT ,
THE N C AREFU LLY F OLL OW INSTRU CTIONS Thou art the Son of God – the
WITH RE GARD TO THE SE HY MNs Redeemer of the world.

P SALM 117 /118


PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

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

1.
Onomati Kyriou!
Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1.
Name of the Lord!
Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
St Makarios
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶ There is no need at all to make long discourses.
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but It is enough to stretch out our hand and say:
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove
“O Lord, as Thou Will,
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. ✶
and as Thou know,
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
Marvellous in our eyes. ✶ have Mercy on me, a sinner!”
P ENTE COSTARION – FE STAL A P OLYTIKION – AS CE NSION – TO NE 4 And if the conflict grows fiercer,
Anelifthis en Doxi, Hriste O Theos imon, Ascending in Glory, O Christ our God, we must fervently pray:
haropiisas tous Mathitas, ti Epangelia after Thou filled Thy Disciples with
“O Lord, Help me!”
tou Agiou Pnevmatos. Veveothenton Joy, by promising to send the Holy
afton dia tis Evlogias, oti Si i O Iios Spirit, Thou Blessed them and Our Lord God knows very well what we need
tou Theou, O Litrotis tou kosmou. (3) established their Faith that Thou art and He always shows us
the Son of God, the Redeemer of the
S M ALL LI TANY  world. (3) His Great Mercy.
P ENTE COSTARION - F IRST F E STAL K ATH ISM A – AS CE NSION - T ONE 1

Angelon Thavmazonton, tis anodou to Angels were amazed by Thy strange


xenon, ke Mathiton ekplittomenon, to Ascension, and Disciples were
frikton tis eparseos, anilthes meta astounded by Thine Awesome Lift-
doxis os Theos, ke pile Si epirthisan off, as Thou Ascended in Glory as
Sotir, dia touto e dinamis ton God, and Gates were lifted up for
Ouranon ethavmazon voose. Doxa ti Thee, O Lord. For this reason the
katavasi Sou Sotir. Doxa ti Vasilia Powers of Heaven cried out to Thee
Sou. Doxa ti Analipsi Sou, Mone in amazement: Glory, O Saviour, to
Filanthrope. Thy Descent! Glory to Thy
Kingdom! Glory to Thine Ascension,
Only One Who Loves mankind!
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Amin ✶ Amen ✶
PENTECOSTARION - SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA- ASCENSION – TONE 3

O Proeonios Theos ke Anarhos, inper The Unoriginate and Pre-Eternal God,


anilife, fisin anthropion, Theopiisas having in Mystical Manner now
Mystikos, simeron Anelifthi, Angeli Deified human nature that He

2. MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY 15.
Eti de apistounton afton apo tis haras ke As they still disbelieved for Joy and protrehontes, Apostolis ediknion, assumes, has on this day Ascended.
touton porevomenon, is Ouranous As He was proceeding upwards into
Thavmazonton ipen aftis: “Ehete ti Wonder, He said to them: “Have you
meta Doxis pollis, afto de Heaven with Great Glory, Angels who
vrosimon enthade?” anything here to eat?”
proskinisantes elegon. Doxa Theo to had run ahead pointed Him out to
I de epedokan Afto ihthios optou meros They gave Him a piece of broiled fish Analifthenti! the Apostles; and worshipping
ke apo melissiou kiriou, ke lavon and some honey comb, and He took before Him, they cried aloud: Glory
enopion Afton efagen. it, and ate before them. to Thee, O God, Who has Ascended!
Ipe de aftis: “Outi i Logi ous elalisa He said to them: “These are My Words, ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
pros imas eti on sin imin, oti di which I spoke to you while I was ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
plirothine panta ta gegrammena en still with you, that everything eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
to Nomo Moiseos ke Profites ke written about Me in the Law of Amin ✶ Amen ✶
Psalmis peri Emou.” Moses, and the Prophets, and the
PENTECOSTARION -THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA-ASCENSION - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
Psalms must be fulfilled.”
Tote diinixen afton ton noun tou siniene Then He opened their minds to Katelthon Ouranothen is ta epigia, ke When Thou came down from Heaven, O
tas grafas, ke ipen aftis: “... oti Outo Understand the Scriptures, and said tin kato kimenin en ti tou Adou Saviour, to earth, and with Thyself as
gegrapte ke outos edi Pathin ton to them: “... for it is written that the froura, sinanastisas os Theos, God Resurrected Adam’s form that
Hriston ke Anastine ek nekron ti Christ should Suffer, and on the adamiean morfin, ti Analipsi Sou lay below in the Dungeon of Hades,
Triti Imera, ke kirixhthine epi to Third Day Rise from the dead, and Hriste, is Ouranous anagagon, to and then to Heave raised it up by
Onomati Aftou Metanian ke afesin that Repentance and Forgiveness of Throno to Patriko Sou, sigkathedron Thine Ascension, O Christ, Thou
Amartion is panta ta Ethni, sins should be preached in His apirgaso, os Eleimon ke Filanthropos. made it sit with Thee together on the
arxamenon apo Ierousalim. Name to all Nations, beginning with Throne of Thy Father, for Thou art
Jerusalem. Merciful and Love mankind.
“Imis de este Martyres touton. Ke “You are Witnesses of these Things. ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
idou! Ego Apostello tin Epangelian And behold! I send the Promise of ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
tou Patros Mou ef’ imas. Imis de My Father upon you. Stay in the eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
kathisate en ti poli Ierousalim eos city of Jerusalem until you are Amin ✶. Amen ✶
ou endisisthe Dinamin ex Ipsous. Vested with Power from on High.”
Exigage de aftous exo eos is Vithanian, He led them out as far as Bethany, and, SMALL LITANY – FESTAL ANTIPHONS
ke eparas tas Hiras Aftou Evlogisen lifting up His Hands, He Blessed 
F E STAL P ROKE IM E NON –P SALM 46/47 - AS CE NSION
aftous. them.
Ke egeneto en to Evlogin afton aftous And as He Blessed them, He was carried Anevi O Theos en alalagmo, Kyrios en God Ascended with a shout, the Lord
diesti ap’ Afton ke anefereto is ton up into Heaven. Foni Salpingos. (2) with the Sound of the Trumpet.
Ouranon. (2)
Ke afti proskinisantes Afton ipestrepsan And they worshipped Him, and they STIHOS: Panta ta Ethni, krotisate hiras. ✶ VERSE: O Clap your hands, all you
is Ierousalim meta Haras Megalis, ke returned to Jerusalem with Great Nations; shout to God with the
isan dia pantos en to Iero enountes ke Joy, and were continually in the SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO
Voice of Rejoicing. ✶
Evlogountes ton Theon. Temple, Blessing God. A L M I G H T Y G OD 

Amin Amen H OLY G OSPE L A CC ORD ING TO S T M ARK 16 :9 - 20


F E STAL ME GALY NARION – T ONE (5) P LAGAL 1 O UR R ES URRECTE D L ORD J ES US C HRIS T A PPEARS B EFORE H IS A SCENSION
Se tin imper noun, ke Logon Mitra Thou, Transcending mind and reason, Anastas de proi proti Savvatou efani Now when Jesus Rose early on the first
Theou, tin en hrono ton ahronon the Mother of God, who gave Birth to proton Maria ti Magdalini, af is day of the week, He appeared first to
afrastos kiisasan, i Pisti Omofronos the Timeless One in time ekvevliki epta demonia. Mary Magdalene, out of whom He
Megalinomen. inexpressibly, we the Faithful, with had cast seven demons.
one accord now Magnify.
Ekini porefthisa apingile tis met aftou She went and told those who had been
genomenis, nevthousi ke kleousi. with Him, as they mourned and
F E STAL K INONIKON – C OM MU NION HY MN - A SCE NSION
wept.
Anevi O Theos en alalagmo, Kyrios, en God Ascended with a shout, the Lord, Kakini akousantes oti zi ke etheathi ip And when they heard that He was alive
foni salpingos. Allilouia! with the sound of the Trumpet. aftis, ipistisan. and had been seen by her, they did
Alleluia! not believe.

14. MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY 3.
Meta de tafta disin ex afton peripatousin After that, He appeared in another I men oun sinelthontes epiroton Afton When they had come together, they
efanerothi en etera morfi, form to two of them as they walked legontes: “Kyrie, i en to hrono touto asked Him: “Lord, wilt Thou at this
porefomenis is agron. and went into the country. apokathistanis tin Vasilian to Israil?” time restore the Kingdom of Israel?”
Kakini apelthontes apingilan tis lipis. And they went and told it to the rest, Ipen de pros aftous: “Ouh imon estin He said to them: “It is not
for you to
Oude ekinis epistefsan. but they did not believe them either. gnone hronous i kerous ous O Patir know times or seasons that the
Isteron anakimenis aftis tis endeka Later He appeared to the Eleven as they etheto en ti idia exousia. Father has fixed by His Own
Authority.
efanerothi, ke onidise tin apistian sat at the table; and He rebuked
afton ke sklirokardian, oti tis their unbelief and hardness of “Alla lipsesthe Dinamin epelthontos “But you shall receive Power when the
thesamenis afton egigermenon ouk heart, because they did not believe tou Agiou Pnevmatos ef’ imas. Holy Spirit has come upon you.
epistefsan. those who had seen Him after He “Ke esesthe Mou Martyres en te “And you shalt be My Witnesses in
had Risen.
Ierousalim, ke en pasi ti Ioudea ke Jerusalem, and in all Judea and
Ke ipen aftis “Porefthentes is ton And He said to them, “Go into all the Samaria, ke eos eshatou tis Gis.” Samaria, and to the ends of the
kosmon apanta kirixate to world and preach the Gospel to Earth.”
evangelion psi ti ktisi. O pistefsas ke every creature. He who believeth Ke tafta ipon vleponton Afton epirthi ke And when He had said this, as they
Vaptisthis sothisete, o de apistisas and is Baptised will be saved; but
Nefeli ipelaven Afton apo ton were looking at Him, He was lifted
katakrithisete. Simia de tis he who doth not believe will be
ofthalmon afton. up, and a Cloud took Him out of
pistefsasi tafta parakolouthisi. En condemned. And these Signs will
their sight.
to Onomati Mou demonia ekvalousi. follow those who believeth: In My
Glosses lalIisousi kenes. Dfis arousi. Name they will cast out demons; Ke os atenizontes isan is ton Ouranon And while they were gazing into
Kan thanasimon ti piosin, ou mi they will speak with new tongues; porevomenou aftou, ke idou! Andres Heaven as He went, behold! Two Men
aftou vlapsi. Epi arrostou hiras they will take up serpents and if dio paristikisan aftis en esthiti levki, i stood by them in white robes, and
epithIisousi, ke kalos exousin.” they drink anything deadly, it ke ipon: “Andres Galilei! Ti estikate said: “Men of Galilee! Why do you
will by no means hurt them; emvlepontes is ton Ouranon? Outos stand looking into Heaven? This
they will lay hands on the sick, and O Isous O analifthis af’ imon is ton Jesus Who was taken up from you
they will recover.” Ouranon, outos elefsete, on tropon into Heaven, will come in the same
O men oun Kyrios meta to lalise aftis So then, after the Lord had spoken to etheasasthe afton porevomenon is way as you beheld Him go into
ton Ouranon. Heaven.”
anelifthi is ton Ouranon ke ekathisen them, He was received up into
ek dexion tou Theou. Heaven, and sat down at the right Tote ipestrepsan is Ierousalim apo Then they returned from the Mount
Hand of God. Orous tou kaloumenou ‘Eleonos,’ O called “Olivet,” which is near
Ekini de exelthontes ekirixan pantahou, And they went out and preached estin engis Ierousalim - Savvatou Jerusalem – a Sabbath’s Day journey.
ehou odon.
tou Kyriou sinergountos ke ton logon everywhere, the Lord working with
T H E H OLY G OSPEL ACCO RD ING TO S T LU KE 24 : 36 – 53
veveountos dia ton epaolouthounton them and confirming the Word
Simion. through the accompanying Signs. To kero ekino, Anastas O Iisous ek At that time, our Lord Jesus, having
Amin. Amen. nekron esti en meso ton Mathiton Risen from the dead, stood in the
aftou ke legi aftis: “Irini imin!” midst of His Disciples and said to
RESURRECTION PRAYER – PSALM them: “Peace to you!”
50/51 & HYMNS OF DIVINE MERCY Ptoithentes de ke emfori genomeni They were startled and frightened, and
 edokoun pnevma theorin. supposed that they were seeing a
F E STAL I D IOME LON – A SC ENSION – T ONE (6) spirit.
Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Have mercy upon me, O God, Ke ipen aftis: “Ti tetaragmeni este, ke And He said to them: “Why are you
Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton according to Thy Great Mercy; diati dialogismi anavenousin en tes troubled, and why do doubts arise
iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima according to the multitude of Thy kardies imon? in your heart?
mou. Mercies do away mine offences.
“Idete! tas hiras mou ke tous podas “Behold! My Wrists and My Feet – it is
Simeron en Ouranis, e ano Dinamis, tin Today, the Powers on High see our mou - oti aftos Ego Imi! Psilafisate I, Myself! Touch Me, and see! For a
imeteran fisin theomene, nature in Heaven, and they marvel at Me ke idete! Oti Pnevma sarka ke spirit does not have flesh and bone
Thavmazouse tou xenou tropou tin the strange manner of its Ascent. ostea ouk ehi kathos eme theorite as you can see that I have!”
anodon, diiporoun alliles legouse. Tis They were perplexed and said to one ehonta!”
outos O paragenomenos? Blespouse another: Who is This Who is
de ton ikion Despotin, tas Ouranious coming? As they beheld their own
Ke touto ipon epedixen aftis tas Hiras ke And when He said this, He showed
pilas airin diekelevonto. Meth’ on Master, they were ordered to raise tous Podas. them His Wrists and His Feet.
apafstos imnoumen Se, ton meta the Heavenly Gates. We join them in
sarkos ekithen palin erhomenon, os unceasingly extolling Thee, Who

4. MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY 13.
Anevi O Theos en alalagmo, Kyrios en God Ascended with a shout, the Lord kritin ton apanton, ke Theon from there will Come again in the
Pantodinamon. Flesh, as Judge of all and Almighty
foni salpingos. Soson imas Iie theou, with the sound of the Trumpet! Save
God.
O en Doxi analifthis af’ imon is tous us, O Son of God, Who was taken up
PRAYERS OF SALVATION 
Ouranous, in Glory to Heaven from us,
F E STAL K ONTAKION - A SCE NSION - T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
Psalontas Si: Allilouia! Who sing to Thee: Alleluia!
F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – T H E A SC ENSION – T ONE 4
Tin iper imon plirosas ikonomian, ke ta When Thou had fulfilled the
epi gis enosas tis Ouraniis, Anelifthis Dispensation for our sake, and
Anelifthis en Doxi, Hriste O Theos imon, Thou Ascended in Glory, O Christ our en Doxi, Hriste O Theos imon, united all things on earth with the
haropiisas tous Mathitas, ti epangelia God, after Thou filled the Disciples oudamothen horizomenos, alla Things of Heaven, Thou were taken
tou Agiou Pnevmatos. Veveothenton with Joy, by promising to send the menon adiastatos, ke voon tis up thither in Glory, O Christ our
afton dia tis Evlogias, oti Si i O Iios Holy Spirit, and Thou Blessed them agaposi Se. Ego imi meth’ imon, ke God, going not away from anywhere,
tou Theou, O Litrotis tou Kosmou.(3) and established their Faith, that thou oudis kath’ imon. but continuing inseparable, and to
art the Son of God – the Redeemer of those who Love Thee, crying out: I
the world. (3) Am with you, and there is, therefore,
F E STAL KO NTAKION – AS CE NSION - T ONE (6) P LAGAL 2 none against you!
F E STAL I KOS - AS CE NSION
Tin iper imon plirosas Ikonomian, ke ta When Thou had fulfilled the
epi Gis enosas tis Ouraniis, Anelifthis Dispensation for our sake, and Ta tis gis epi tis gis katalipontes, ta tis Leaving earthly things upon the earth –
en Doxi, Hriste O Theos imon, united things on earth with the tefras to hoi parahorountes, defte consigning things of ash unto the
oudamothen horizomenos, alla Things in Heaven, Thou were taken ananipsomen, ke is ipsos eparomen, mound1 - come, let us rouse
menon adiastatos, ke voon tis up thither in Glory, O Christ our god, ommata ke noimata. Petasomen tas ourselves, lift up our eyes and
Agaposi Se. Ego Imi meth’ imon, ke going not away from any place, but opsis omou ke tas esthisis, epi tas thoughts, and to the Heights Ascend.
oudis kath imon. continuing inseparable, and to the m Ouranious pilas i Thniti, nomisomen Let our faces and our senses, O
who Love Thee, crying out: I Am with ine tou Eleonos is oros, ke atenizin to Mortals, likewise look to Heaven’s
T RISAGION HY MN  you and there is, therefore, none litroumeno epi nefelis epohoumeno. Gate. Imagine us upon Mount Olivet,
against you. Ekithen gar O Kyrios is Ouranous gazing upon our Redeemer riding on
F E STAL P ROKE IM E NON – A SCE NSION – TO NE (7) V ARY S /GR AVE anedramen, eki ke O Filodoros tas a Cloud! From there, our Lord went
doreas dienime tis Apostolis aftou, immediately to Heaven. There the
Ipsothiti epi tous Ouranous, O Theos, ke Be Exalted, O God, above the Heavens kalesas os Patir, ke stirixas aftou. Liberal One distributs Gifts to His
epi pasan tin Gin Doxa Sou. and upon the Earth Thy Glory! Odigisas os Iious, ke lexas pros Apostles: as a Father Calling them,
Etimi i kardia mou, O Theos, etimi i My heart is ready, O God! My heart is aftous. Ou horizome imon. Ego imi Confirming them and Directing them
kardia mou, asome ke psalo en ti ready! I will sing and give Praise in meth’ imon, ke oudis kath’ imon! as Sons, saying:I do not part from
Doxi mou. my Glory! you. I Am with you, and there is
T H E A CTS OF THE AP OSTLE S ACC ORD ING TO S T L U KE 1 : 1 – 12
therefore, none against you!
S Y NAX ARION – 6 JU NE
Ton men proton logon epiisamin peri In the former account, O Theophilos, I
panton, O Theofile, on irxato O Iisous have dealt with all that our Lord Ti ς’ tou aftou minos mnimi tou Osiou On this 6th day of the month, we
piin te ke didaskin ahri is imeras Jesus began to do and teach, until Patros imon Ilarionos tou Neou, Commemorate our Holy Father, st
Entilamenos tis Apostolis dia after He had given Commandments, Igoumenonu tis Monis ton Dalmaton. Hirarion the New, Abbot of the
Pnevmatos Agiou ous exelexato through the Holy Spirit to the Dalmation Monastery.
anelifthi. Apostles - whom He had Chosen - Ti afti imera, mnmi tou Osiou Patros On this day we Commemorate our Holy
on the Day when He was taken up. imon Attalou tou Thavmatourgou. Father, St Attalos the Wonderworker.
Is ke parestisen eafton zonta meta to To them He had presented Himself Ti afti imera, Mnimi ton Agion pente On this day we Commemorate the Five
Pathin Afton en pollis tekmiriis, di’ alive after His Passion by many Parthenon, ke tis sinodias afton. Holy Virgins and their comrades.
imeron Tessarakonta optanomenos proofs, Appearing to them during
aftis ke legon ta peri tis Vasilias tou Forty Days, and speaking of the T OU P E NTIKOSTARIOU P ENTE COSTARION
Theou. Kingdom of God.
Ti afti imera, Pempti tis Ektis On this day – Thursday of the Sixth
Ke sinalizomenos paringilen aftis: “Apo And while with them, He charged them: Evdomados apo tou Pascha, tin Week of Holy Pascha – we celebrate
Ierosolimon mi horizesthe, alla “Do not depart from Jerusalem, but Analipsin Eortazomen tou Kyriou ke the Ascension of our Lord, God and
perimenin tin Epangelian tou wait for the Promise of the Father, Theou ke Sotiros imon Iisou Hristou. Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Patros in ikousate Mou. which you heard from Me.
“Oti Ioannis men Evaptisen idati, imis “For John Baptised with water – you
de en Pnevmati Vaptisthisesthe will be Baptised with the Holy Spirit
Agio ou meta pollas taftas imeras.” before many days.” 1
“MOUND” REFERS TO THE PHYSICAL BODY SO WE ARE TAUGHT TO LEAVE EARTHLY THINGS TO THE BODY AND LOOK
HEAVENWARDS FOR THE ETERNAL TREASURES OF GOD.

12. MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY MATINS & DIVINE LITURGY HYMNS – ASCENSION THURSDAY 5.
S TIH I V ERSE tou Theou, O Litrotis tou kosmou. Thou art the Son of God, the
Redeemer of the world.
Ek dexias kathisas At at the right Hand of the Father,
Patrikis Loge, Thou sit, O Word
Mystes parashon Having granted initiates

Festal Liturgy Hymns – Ascension Thursday


Pistin asfalesteran. Faith that is assured.
O Analifthis en Doxi, Hriste O Theos Ascended in Glory, O Christ our God,,
imon, eleison imas. have Mercy on us. KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW
Amin. Amen INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS

F E STAL KA TAV ASIA – I AM BIC V ERSE S – H OLY P ENTEC OST - T ONE 4 F IRST FE STAL A NTIP HON – ASCENS ION T HU RSD AY – P SAL M 44
TONE 2
OD I 1 Thio kalifthis O vradiglossos OD E 1 The heavy tongue, screened by
gnofo, Erritorefse ton Theografon the Divine Clouds, proclaimed the
1. Panta ta ethni krotisate All you Nations: clap your hands! Shout to
hiras,alalaxate to Theo en foni God with the voice of rejoicing!
Nomon. Ilon gar ektinaxas ommatos God-inscribed Law; for He shook the agalliaseos.✶
noou, Ora ton onta ke mnite dust from the eye of intelligence,
Pnevmatos Gnosin, gereron evteis tis beholding the Being and attaining ✞ Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, ✞Through the Intercessions of the
asomasin. the Knowledge of the Spirit, singing Soson imas! Theotokos, O Saviour, Save us!
Divine Songs of Praise, 2. Oti Kyrios Ipsistos, Foveros, Vasilefs For the Lord Most High is Fearsome - a
Errixe gastros iteknomenis pedas, Megas epi pasan tin Gin. ✶ Great King over all the Earth. ✶
OD E 3 OD E 3 Hannah
the Propetess of old,
Ivrin te diskathekton evteknoumenis, drawn near with contrite spirit to the 3. Ipetaxe
laous imin ke Ethni ipo tous God reigns over the Nations – God sits
Moni prosevhi tis profitidos pale Mighty God of ntelligences, by her podas imon. ✶ on His Holy Throne. ✶
Annis, ferousis pnevma Prayer alone, undid the bonds of the ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
sintetrimenon Pros ton dinastin ke barren one’s womb, and the hard ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Theon ton gnoseon. rebuke of her with children. eonon. forever, and to the ages of ages.
OD I 4 Anax anakton, ios ex iou monos O D E 4 O Word, King of Kings, Who Amin ✶ Amen ✶
Logos Proelthon Patros ex anetiou; alone came forth from the Only S EC OND F E STAL A NTIPHON – A SCE NSION – P SALM 47 – T ONE 2
Isosthenes Sou Pnevma tis Apostolis Uncaused Father, since Thou art the 1. Megas Kyrios, ke enetos sfodra. 1. Great is our God and greatly to be
Nimertes exepempsas, os evergetis, Benefactor, Thou sent the Holy Spirit, praised
Adousi: Doxa to Krati Sou, Kyrie. truly Equal to Thee in Might, to the ✞ Soson
Apostles, who Glorify Thy Power, O
imas Iie Theou, O E N D O X I ✞ O Son of God, T A K E N UP FROM US IN
ANALIFTHIS AF’ IMON IS TOUS G L O R Y I N T O H E A V E N , Save us who
Lord. OURANOUS, psallontas Si: sing to Thee: Alleluia
OD I 5 Litririon katharsin amplakimaton OD E 5 O Children of the Church, of
Allilouia!
2. God is known in Her Palaces;
Piripnoon dexasthe Pnevmatos Illuminated Likeness, receive the 2. O Theos en tes Varesin aftis whenever He helps Her. ✶
Droson,O tekna fotomorfa tis Dew of the Fire-breathing Spirit, ginoskete. ✶
Ekklisias; Nin ek Zion gar exelilithe which is a Purification and an 3. Oti idou i Vasilis tis gis sinihthisan. ✶ 3. For behold: the Kings of the earth
were assembled. ✶
Nomos I glossopirsomorfos Absolution from crimes; for the Law
Pnevmatos Haris. has now gone forth out of Zion in T H IRD FE STAL A NTIP H ON – A SCE NSION – P SALM 48 – T ONE 4
the shape of Tongues of Fire, being
the Grace of the Holy Spirit. 1. Akousate tafta, panta ta Ethni. ✶ 1. Hear this, all you Nations ✶
OD I I
6 lasmos imin, Hriste, ke Sotiria O OD E 6 Thou hast shone for us from the 2. To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i 2. My Mouth shall speak Wisdom and
Despotis elampsas ek tis Parthenou In Virgin, O Christ Master, As meleti tis kardias mou Sinesin ✶ the meditation of my heart
os profiton thiros ek thalattiou 3. Klino is paravolin to ous mou, anixo Understanding ✶
Forgiveness and Salvation to
Sternon Ionan tis fthoras diarpasis extricate from corruption fallen en psaltirio to provlima mou. ✶ 3. I will incline my ear to a parable - I
Olon ton Adam pangeni peptokota. Adam and all his descendants, As will open my riddle on the harp.

Thou extricated Jonah from the belly
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of the beast.
OD I 7 Simfonon eftroisen organon OD E 7 The unison of instrumental Anelifthis en Doxi, Hriste O Theos imon, Thou Ascended in Glory, O Christ our
melos Sevin to hrisotevkton apsihon haropiisas tous Mathitas, ti epangelia God, after Thou filled the Disciples
music called people in trembling to
vretas. I tou Paraklitou de fosforos Haris tou Agiou Pnevmatos. Veveothenton with Joy, by promising to send the
the worhship of the lifeless image afton dia tis Evlogias, oti Si i O Iios Holy Spirit, and Thou Blessed them
Sevasmiazi tou voan: Trisas Moni, made of gold. But the Light-bearing tou Theou, O Litrotis tou Kosmou. and established their Faith, that thou
Isosthenis, Anarhos, Evlogitos i. Grace of the Comforter moves the art the Son of God – the Redeemer of
Faithful to cry out: O Eternal Trinity, the world.
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Angelikos i en kosmo, panigirisomen, to Let us on Earth like the Angels festively Blessed!
epi Thronou doxis, Theo celebrate, crying aloud and singing OD I 8 ✞Enoumen,
Evlogoumen ke OD E 8 ✞ We Praise, we Bless and we
epohoumeno, kravgzontes ton imnon. to God Who is mounted on the Proskinoumen ton Kyrion. Worship the Lord!
Agiis i, O Patir O Ouranios, O sinedios Throne of Glory, the Thrice-Holy
Logos, Agios i, ke to Pnevma to Hymn: Heavenly Father, Holy art
Lii ta desma ke Drosizi tin floga O The Tri-Radiant Sign of Divine Headship
Trisofengis tis thearhias tipos. moistened the flames with Dew and
Panagion. Thou! Co-Unoriginate Logos, Holy
Imnousi Pedes, Evlogi de ton Monon loosened the bonds; For He is the
art Thou! And All Holy Spirit, Holy
Sotira ke Pantourgon os energetin I Benefactor, Only Saviour, and
art Thou!
Dimiourgithisa simpasa Ktisis Creator of all. Wherefore, the entire
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance; Creation, with the Youths, Do praise
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute. Him and Bless Him.
I arhigi ton Angelon, katanoountes Sotir, As the Pre-Eminent Angels perceived F E STAL M AGNIF ICAT – AS CE NSION – ODE 9
to tis anodou xenon, diiporoun allilis. Thy strange Ascent, they were
C ANON 1 – H IE RM OS - TO NE (5) P L AGAL 1
Tis i Thea afti? Anthropos men, ti perplexed, O Saviour, and they asked
morfi O oromenos, os de Theos, each other: What are we beholding? Se tin ipernoun ke Logon Mitera Theou, Thou, transcending mind and reason, O
iperano ton Ouranon, meta Somatos Human in form is the one we are tin en hrono ton ahronon afrastos Mother of God, who gave Birth to the
anerhete. seeing here. He has a Body and yet, kiisasan, i Pisti Omofronos Timeless One in time inexpressibly,
behold how He Ascends far above Megalinomen. we the Faithful with one accord now
the Heavens, as our God! Magnify.
Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; T ROP ARIA – FE STAL M AGNIF IC AT – AS CE NSION

Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let ✞ Doxa Si, O Theos imon, Doxa Si! ✞ Glory to Thee, our God, Glory to
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
Thee!
the Lord.
I Galilei orontes, analifthenta Se, apo tou The men of Galilee, watching as Thou
1. Se ton litrotin tou kosmou, Hrison 1. Watching Thee, the world’s
ton Theon, i Apostoli Vlepontes, Redeemer, O Christ our God, be
Eleonos, meta somatos Loge, ikouon were taken up from the Mount of
entheos ipsoumenon, meta deous Divinely Exalted, the Apostles
Angelon, voonton aftis. Ti estikate Olives with Thy Body, O Logos,
skirtontes emegalinon. ✶ with reverent awe exultantly
vlepontes? Outos elefsete palin meta heard the Voice of Angels who cried
leapt and Thou they Magnified.
sarkos, kath on tropon etheasasthe. out to them: Why do you stand and
gaze? This Jesus, henceforth 2. Sou tin Theothisan sarka orontes 2. As the Angels beheld Thy Deified
Incarnate, will come again in the Hriste, en to ipsi i Angeli, Allilis Flesh in the Heights, they
same manner as you saw Him go. dienevon. Alithos outos estin O signalled to one another: This is
Theos imon. . ✶ truly our God!
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and 3. Se ton asomaton taxis Hriste O 3. The Ranks of Incorporeals, O Christ
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. Theos, en Nefeles eromenon our God, beholding Thou being
Amin Amen idouse ekravgzon. To tis Doxis lifted on the clouds, cried aloud:
Vasili pilas arate. ✶ Take away the Gates for the King
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of Glory.
Etehthis os aftos ithlisas. Efanis os aftos Thou were born, as Thou Thyself so 4. Se ton katavanta eos eshatou tis gis, 4. Thou, O Lord, descended to the
ivoulithis. Epathes sarki, O Theos Willed; Thou appeared, as Thou ke ton Anthropon sosanta, ke ti lowest part of earth and Saved
imon. Ek nekron Anestis, patisas ton Thyself so wished. Thou suffered in anavasi Sou Anipsosanta, touton humanity, raising it up on High
Thanaton, anelifthis en Doxi, O ta the Flesh, O our God; Thou rose Megalinomen. ✶ by Thine Ascension. Thee do we
simpanta pliron. Ke apestilas imin from the dead, having trampled Magnify.
Pnevma Thion, tou animnin ke Death. Thou were taken up in Glory, ✞ Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas! ✞O Most Holy Theotokos, Save us!
Doxazin Sou tin Theotita. Thou who fill the Universe; and
T H E OTOKION
Thou sent us the Divine Spirit, that
THE DOXOLOGY  we might extol and Glorify Thy Here, Theotoke, Mitir Hristou tou Theou, Hail, O Theotokos, Mother of Christ our
Divinity. on ekiisas, simeron, ek Gis God! As today Thou watched the
F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – A SCE NSION – TO NE 4 aniptamenon, sin Angelis orosa One Whom Thou had Borne flying up
Emegalines. from Earth, with the Angels – Him
Anelifthis en Doxi, Hriste O Theos imon, Thou Ascended in Glory, O Christ our Thou Magnified.
haropiisas tous Mathitas, ti epangelia God, after Thou filled the Disciples
tou Agiou Pnevmatos, vaveothenton with Joy, by Promising to send the
afton dia tis Evlogias, oti Si i O Iios Holy Spirit, and Thou Blessed them
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Fos to ek Fotos, eklampsan panamome, O All Blameless One, from Thee rose
Angeli tin Anodon tou Despotou, Angels beheld the Master’s Ascension, ek sou anetile, ke tin amavrotita, tis the Light which manifestly shone
orontes exeplittonto, pos meta filled with great astonishment at athias pasan dielise, ke tous nikti from Light and which has entirely
Doxis epirthi, apo tis Gis is ta Ano. how with Glory He from Earth was kathevdontas efotagogise, dia touto dispelled the darkness and gloom of
lifted up. pantes kata hreos Se, is eonas ai Godlessness and led into the Light
O ton Doreon, ton iper katalipsin! O O what Divine Gifts beyond Makarizomen. those who had been asleep in the
night. We all, therefore, as we are
Mystiriou friktou! Panton O despozon comprehension! O, Awesome
obliged to do, to Eternity ever
gar, ek gis aperon pros ta Ourania, Mystery! For the Sovereign Lord of
pronounce Thee Blessed.
tis Mathites apestile, Pnevma to all having Ascended from earth to
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Agion, to Fotisan touton tin dianian, the Heavenly Abodes, sent to His
ke pirnous telesan en Haritis. Disciples the All Holy Spirit of God Heris Anassa, Mitroparthenon Kleos! Hail, O Queen of all! Boast of Mothers
Who Illumined their mind and Apan gar evdiniton evlalon stoma and Virgins; fo there is no fluent, no
intellect, and effectively set them Ritrevon, ou stheni Se melpin axios, eloquent speaker whose words have
afire with Grace. Ilingia de nous apas Sou ton tokon the power worthily to praise Thee!
Angeli tin anodon tou Despotou, Angels beheld the Master’s Ascension, Noin. Othen Se simfonos And every mind is dazed when Thy
orontes exeplittonto, pos meta doxis filled with great astonishment at Doxazomen. Childbirth is contemplated; hence in
epirthi, apo tis gis is ta ano. how with Glory He was lifted up unison we Glorify Thee.
from earth. SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO THE
LORD OUR GOD➔
Stifi Mathiton, O Kyrios efisen, Imis To the Sacred Band of Holy Disciples
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kathisate, is Ierosolima, kago the Risen Lord Commanded: Tarry
ekpempso imin Parakliton, allon, in Jerusalem and I shall send you Ton Mathiton Oronton Se Anelifthis, With the Disciples witnessing, Thou
Patri ton sinthronon, kami omotimon, another Comforter Who shares the Hrist, pros ton Patera sinedriazon. ascended, O Christ to the Father, to
on orate, analamvanomenon, ke Father’s Throne and Who is of Equal Angeli protrehontes ekravgazon. sit beside Him. Angels ran before
Nefeli Fotos epohoumenon. Honour with Me Whom you now see Arate pilas, arate. O Vasilefs gar Thee and cried aloud: Lift up the
taken up into Heaven, carried aloft anilthe, pros tin arhifoton Doxan. (3) Gates, O lift them up! Behold the
on a Cloud of Light. King has Ascended to Light-Principal
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Glory! (3)
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and to the Holy Spirit
Angeli tin Anodon tou Despotou, Angels beheld the Master’s Ascension, Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
orontes exeplittonto, pos meta filled with great astonishment at ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Doxis epirthi, apo tis gis is ta ano. how with Glory He was lifted up Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
from earth. to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
Irthi emfanos, i Megaloprepia, anothen The Magnificence of the On Who in Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
ton Ouranon, tou sarki ptohevsantos, Flesh became poor, clearly was Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
ke sinedria Patros tetimite, fisis imon higher than the Heavens raised. Our Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
i ekptotos. Panigirisomen, ke fallen nature has now been honoured F E STAL P ROSOM IA S TIHE RA - P SAL M 150 - A SC ENSION – T ONE 1
simfonos pantes alalaxomen, ke by its Session with the Father.
krotisomen hiras githomeni. Therefore, let us celebrate and with Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise
one voice jubilantly cry aloud, and Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of
with Gladness of heart, let us clap Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty.
our hands. Angelikos i en kosmo, panigirisomen, to Let us on earth like the Angels festively
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of epi Thronou Doxis, Theo celebrate, crying aloud and singing
eonon. ages. epohoumeno, kravgzontes ton Imnon. to God Who is mounted on the
Agiis i, O Patir O Ouranios, O sinedios Throne of Glory, the Thrice-Holy
Amin. Amen. Logos, Agios i, ke to Pnevma to Hymn: Heavenly Father, Holy art
Panagion. Thou! Co-Unoriginate Logos, Holy
Angeli tin Anodon tou Despotou, Angels beheld the Master’s Ascension, art Thou! And All Holy Spirit, Holy
orontes exeplittonto, pos meta filled with great astonishment at art Thou!
Doxis epirthi, apo tis gis is ta ano. how with Glory He was lifted up Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
from earth.
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp.

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