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Festal Vespers Hymns & Readings


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Festal Vespers Hymns – St Peter & St Paul
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H Y MN OF THE EV ENING I NCE NSE


THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
P SALM 140/141 – T ONE 2

Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou.


Isakouson mou, Kyrie.
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou,
Kyrie,
Lord, I cry out to Thee: hearme,
O Lord! O Lord, when I cry
out to Thee, hear me! Hear
Elder Emilianos Simonpetritis
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord!
mou Kyrie.
We must have nothing to do
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee
with the sins of others.
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice. As long as we remain unaffected
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord!
by their badness,
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we are able to help them.
Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would But as soon as they say something bad to us,
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness they are diminished in our sight
with Thee.
and our Love dwindles,
Piis evfimion stemmasin, anadisomen Which are the Wreaths of Praise
Petron ke Pavlon? Tous diirimenous wherewith we might Crown Peter no matter how much we think
tis somasi, ke inomenous to Pnevmati, and Paul, the Apostles? Although we are helping them!
tous Theokirikon protostatas, ton they were physically separate, yet in
men os ton Apostolon proexarhonta, the Spirit they were Unified. And
ton de os iper tous allous kopiasanta. they were Chief among God’s
Toutous gar ontos Axios, Athanatou Heralds – the one being the leader of
Doxis, diadimasi Stefani, Hristos O the Apostles – the other for truly
Theos imon, O ehon to Mega Eleos. Labouring more that all the rest.
They have been Crowned with
Haloes of Immortal Glory – being
Worthy indeed – by Christ our God
Himself – our Lord Who possesses
Great Mercy.
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
ton Kyrion.
Piis evfimion stemmasin, anadisomen Which are the Wreaths of Praise
Petron ke Pavlon? Tous diirimenous wherewith we might Crown Peter
tis somasi, ke inomenous to Pnevmati, and Paul, the Apostles? Although
tous Theokirikon protostatas, ton they were physically separate, yet in
men os ton Apostolon proexarhonta, the Spirit they were Unified. And
ton de os iper tous allous kopiasanta. they were Chief among God’s
Toutous gar ontos Aios, Athanatou Heralds – the one being the leader of

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Doxis, diadimasi Stefani, Hristos O the Apostles – the other for truly
Theos imon, O ehon to Mega Eleos. Labouring more that all the rest.
They have been Crowned with
Haloes of Immortal Glory – being
Worthy indeed – by Christ our God
Himself – our Lord Who possesses
Great Mercy.
Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night;
filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.
Piis imnodion kallesin, animnisomen With what Beauty of Hymnody shalt we
Petron Ke Pavlon, tis Theognosias tas sing the Praises of Peter and Paul?
pterigas, tas diaptasas ta perata, ke The Wings of Knowledge of God,

St Basil the Great


pros Ouranon anipsothisas tas hiras, Who flew to the ends of the Earth,
Evangeliou tout is Haritos, tous and were lifted up high to Heaven;
podas, tis Alithias tou kirigmatos, the Hands of the Gospel of Grace,
tous potamous tis Sofias, tou Stavrou the Feet of the Truth of the
ta kerata, di on demonon ofrin, Proclamation, the Rivers of Wisdom,
Hristos katavevliken, O ehon to Mega the Arms of the Cross, through
Eleos. which He cast down the arrogance of
demons – Christ our God, Who has
Great Mercy!
A tree is known by its Fruit Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
while people are known by their deeds. afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
A Good Deed is never lost. his transgressions.
Consequently, those who sow Courtesy, Piis imnodion kallesin, animnisomen With what Beauty of Hymnody shalt we
reap Friendship Petron Ke Pavlon, tis Theognosias tas sing the Praises of Peter and Paul?
pterigas, tas diaptasas ta perata, ke The Wings of Knowledge of God,
and those who plant Kindness, pros Ouranon anipsothisas tas hiras, Who flew to the ends of the Earth,
will gather Love. Evangeliou tout is Haritos, tous and were lifted up high to Heaven;
podas, tis Alithias tou kirigmatos, the Hands of the Gospel of Grace,
tous potamous tis Sofias, tou Stavrou the Feet of the Truth of the
ta kerata, di on demonon ofrin, Proclamation, the Rivers of Wisdom,
Hristos katavevliken, O ehon to Mega the Arms of the Cross, through
Eleos. which He cast down the arrogance of
demons – Christ our God, Who has
Great Mercy!
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!
Piis Pnevmatikis asmasin, epenesomen With what Spiritual Songs shalt we
Petron ke Pavlon? Ta tin atheotita Praise Peter and Paul? The
sfattonta, ke mi amvlinomna unblunted mouths of the Dread
stomata, tis friktis tou Pnevmatos Sword of the Spirit that slaughters
maheras, ta Romis, perifani godlessness; the Radiant Ornaments
egkallopismata, ta pasis tis ikoumenis of Rome; the Delights of the whole
entrifimata, tas tis Kenis Diathikis, inhabited world; the reasoning
Theografous plakas, nooumenas as Tablets written by God, of the New
en Sion, Hristos eefonisen, O ehon to Covenant, which in Zion was
Mega Eleos. Proclaimed by Christ Who has Great
Mercy.

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Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever. I ton Apostolon protothroni, ke tis Preeminent Apostles and Teachers of
eona. Ikoumenis Didaskali, to Despoti ton the Universe, Intercede with the
olon Prevefsate, Irinin ti ikoumeni Master of all, to grant Peace to the
Piis Pnevmatikis asmasin, epenesomen With what Spiritual Songs shalt we
dorisasthe, ke tes psihes imon to whole world, and Great Mercy to our
Petron ke Pavlon? Ta tin atheotita Praise Peter and Paul? The
Mega Eleos. soul.
sfattonta, ke mi amvlinomna unblunted mouths of the Dread
stomata, tis friktis tou Pnevmatos Sword of the Spirit that slaughters ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
maheras, ta Romis, perifani godlessness; the Radiant Ornaments ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
egkallopismata, ta pasis tis ikoumenis of Rome; the Delights of the whole eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
entrifimata, tas tis Kenis Diathikis, inhabited world; the reasoning Amin Amen
Theografous plakas, nooumenas as Tablets written by God, of the New
T H E OTOKION - T ONE 4
en Sion, Hristos eefonisen, O ehon to Covenant, which in Zion was
Mega Eleos. Proclaimed by Christ Who has Great To ap’ eonos Apokrifon ke Angelis O Theotokos, through Thee was
Mercy. Agnoston Mystirion, dia Sou Theotoke revealed to us on earth, the Mystery,
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, tis epi gis pefanerote. Theos en which was hidden from Eternity, and
and to the Holy Spirit asighito enosi sarkoumenos. Ke which the Angels themselves knew
Stavron ekousios iper imon not: that God, uniting Natures
To tritto tis erotiseos, to Petre “Filis Me?” By the triple question: “Peter dost Thou katadexamenos. Di ou Anastisas ton without confusion, became Man and
to triton tis arniseos, O Hristos Love Me?” Christ set right the triple Protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas accepted crucifixion voluntarily for
diorthosato. Dio ke pros ton denial; and so Simon said to Him psihas imon. our Salvation; by virtue of which
krifiognostin O Simeon, “Kyrie, panta Who knows our heart: “Lord, Thou Resurrecting mankind whom He had
ginoskis, tap’ anta epistase, Si idas oti knowest all things, Thou understand DISMISSAL BLESSINGS & PRAYERS first created, He Saved our souls
filo Se!” Othen pros afton O Sotir: all things – Thou know that I love from Death.
”Pimane ta Provata Mou, Pimene Thee!” Wherefore our Saviour said
tin Eklogada Mou, Pimene ta Arnia to him: “Shepherd My Sheep,
Mou, a en to idio Emati peripisamin Shepherd My Flock, Shepherd My
is Sotirian,” Afton iketeve Lambs, which I purchased with My
Theomakariste Apostole, dorithine own Blood, to Save them.” Entreat
imin to Mega Eleos. Him, O Apostle, called ‘Blessed’ by
God, that to our soul be granted His
Great Mercy.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
Amin
eonon.
Amen St Nicholas Velimirovich
OCTOEHOS – THEOTOKION – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

O Vasilefs ton Ouranon, dia The King of Heaven, due to His Love of
Filanthropian, epi tis Gis ofthi, ke tis mankind, Appeared on Earth and
anthropos sinanestrafi. Ek Parthenou lived among mankind. Having taken
gar aganis, sarka roslavomenos ke ek on Flesh from a Pure Virgin, He is
taftis proelthon meta tis proslipseos, one Son, twofold in Nature, not in We become uncharitable (unloving)
is Estin Iios, diplous tin fisin, all’ ou Hypostasis – and came forth from when we expect to receive Charity (Love) from others.
tin ipostasin. Dio telion afton Theon, Her with that which He assumed.
ke telion anthropon, alithos Wherefore, we Confess Christ our Meanwhile, others expect to receive Charity from us..
kirittontes, Omologoumen Hriston ton God, truly proclaiming that He is In this mutual expectation of receiving Charity from each
Theon imon, on iketeve Mitir One and the Same – Perfect God and
animfevte, eleithine tas psihas imon. Perfect Man. O Unwed Mother, other, many, if not most of us, usually become
beseech Him for Mercy on our soul. uncharitable, discompassionate and unmerciful!
THE ENTRANCE – “FOS ILARON...”
ETC 
P ROKE IME NON F RID AY EV E NING – P SAL M 58

O Theos, antiliptor mou i. To Eleos Sou O Lord, Thou art my Defender, and Thy
propsithasi me. Mercy shall go before me.

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prosilothis, pros Ouranon tin porian the Knowledge of God. The one was STIHOS Exelou me ek ton ehthron mou, VERSE Deliver me from my enemies, O
epiisato, entha tis Vasilias, para nailed to a Cross, and so found the O Theos, ke ek ton epanistmenon ep’ God, and Protect me from those who
Hristou tas klis egkehiristo, O de to Path to Heaven, where he was emi Litrose me. rise up against me.
xifi apotmithis, pros ton Sotira handed the Keys to the Kingdom by
ekdimisas, epaxios makarizete, ke Christ, while the other was beheaded O Theos, antiliptor mou i. To Eleos Sou O Lord, Thou art my Defender, and Thy
amfoteri ton Israil kaangellousin, os by sword, and so departed to our propsithasi me. Mercy shall go before me.
is afton ton Kyrion, hiras adikos Savious, and is fittingly called T H E F IRST U NIVE RSAL EP ISTLE OF S T P E TE R 1 : 3-9
ektinanta. Dio evhes afton, Hriste O “Blessed.” Both denounced Israel for
Theos imon, tous kath’ imon stretching out his hands unjustly
Adelphi, Evlogitos O Theos, ke Patir tou Brethren: Blessed by he God and Father
Kyriou imon Iisou Hristou! of our Lord Jesus Christ!
katavale, ke tin Orthodoxan Pistin against our Lord Himself. And so, at
kratinon, os Filanthropos. their Prayers, O Christ our God, cast O kata to Poli Aftou Eleos anagennisas By His Great Mercy, we have been Born
down those who are against us, and imas is elpida Zosan, di’ Anastaseos Anew to a Living Hope through the
Strengthen the Orthodox Faith, as Iisou Hristou ek nekron, is klironomia Resurrection of Jesus Christ from
Thou Love mankind. aftharton, ke amianton, ke the dead, and to an Inheritance that
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, amaranton, tetirimenin en Ouranis is is Imperishable, Undefiled, and
imas tous en Dinami Theou Unfading, kept in Heaven for you,
and to the Holy Spirit
frouroumenous dia Pisteos, is Sotirian who by God’s Power art guarded
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etimin apokalifthine en kero eshato through Faith for a Salvation ready
T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
en O agalliasthe. to be Revealed in the Last Time.
Eorti Harmosinos, epelampse tis perasi A Joyous Feast has shone out today on Oligon arti (id eon esti) lipithentes en In this you may have to suffer various
simeron, i panseptos mnimi ton the ends of the Earth, the All pikilis pirasmis, ina to dokimion imon trials, so that the genuineness of
Sofotaton Apostolon, ke korifeon Honoured memorial of the Wisest tis Pisteos - poli timioteron hrisiou tou your Faith – more precious than
Petrou ke Pavlou. Dio ke romi sigheri Apostles, and their princes, Peter apollimenou, dia piros de gold, which, although perishable, is
horevousa. En odes ke imnis and Paul. And so Rome dances and dokimazomenou - evrethi is epenon tested by fire – may redound to
eortasomen ke imis Adelphi, tin Rejoices. Let us also, Brethren, ke Timin ke Doxan, en Apokalipsi Praise and Glory, and Honour, at the
pansevasmion taftin imeran, voontes celebrate with song and Palms this Iisou Hristou. Revelation of Jesus Christ.
pros aftous. Here, Petre Apostole, ke All revered Day, as we cry out to
gnisie File, tou Sou Didaskalou them: Hail! O Peter – apostle and On ouk idotes Agapate, is on arti mi Without having seen Him, you Love
Hristou tou Theou imon! Here, Pavle, True Friend of Thy Teacher, Christ Orontes, Pistevontes de, Agalliasthe Him; although you do not now see
pamfiltate, ke kirix tis Pisteos, ke our God! Hail! O Paul – Well-Loved, Hara aneklalito ke Dedoxasmeni. Him, you believe in Him, and Rejoice
Didaskale tis ikoumenis! Os ehon and Herald of the Faith, and Teacher with unutterable and Exalted Joy.
parrisian, zevgos Agiolekton, Hriston of the inhabited world! O Holy Pair, Komizomeni to telos tis Pisteo imon, As the outcome of your Faith, you
ton Theon imon iketefsate, Sothine Chosen by God, as You have Sotirian psihon. obtain the Salvation of your soul.
tas psihas imon. Boldness, implore Christ our God for
T H E F IRST U NIVE RSAL EP ISTLE OF S T P E TE R 1: 13 - 19
our soul to be Saved.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Agapiti, anaxosameni tas osfias tis Beloved: gird up your mind, be sober,
eonon. ages. dianias imon, nifontes, telios elpisate set your Hope fully upon the Grace
epi tin feromenin imin Harin, en that is coming to you at the
Amin Amen apokalipsi Iisou Hristou. Revelation of Jesus Christ.
T – T (6) P 2
H E OTOKION ONE L AGAL
Os Tekna Ipakois, mi sishimatizomeni As Obedient Children, do not be
O Piitis ke Litrotis mou Panagne, Hristos O Most Holy Virgin, Christ our Lord, tes proteron en ti agnia imon conformed to the passions of your
O Kyrios, ek tis Sis nidios proelthon, Creator and Redeemer, proceeded epithimies, alla, kata ton kalesanta former ignorance, but as He Who
eme endisamenos, tis proin kataras, from Thy Womb, and vesting imas Agion, ke afti Agii en pasi Called you is Holy, be Holy
ton Adam ileftherose. Dio Si Himself in me, set me free from the Anastrofi genithite. Dioti gegrapte: yourselves in all your conduct, since
Panagne, os tou Theou Mitri te ke Ancient Curse of Adam. Wherefore, “Agii genesthe, oti Ego Agios Imi!” it is written: “You shalt be Holy, for
Partheno Alithos, voomen asigitos, to O Most Pure Virgin, we praise Thee I Am Holy!”
Here tou Angelou. Here, Despina, unceasingly as Mother of God and Ke, i Patera Epikalisthe ton And if you invoke as Father, He Who
Prostasia ke Skepi, ke Sotiria ton True virgin, with the Greeting of the aprosopoliptos Krinonta kata to Judges each one impartially
psihon imon! Angel: “Hail! O Lady, Advocate, ekastou ergon, en Fovo ton tis according to your deeds, conduct
Defender, and Salvation of our soul!” parikias imon hronon anastrafite. yourselves with Fear throughout the
“NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” time of your exile.
ETC...
Idotes, oti ou fthartis, argirio i hrisio, You know that you were Ransomed
elitrothite ek tis mateas imon from the futile ways inherited from
anastrofis Patroparadotou, alla Timio your Fathers – not with perishable
Emati - os Amnou amomou ke things such as silver or gold, but
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Aspilou Hristou! with the Precious Blood of Christ – Os lidoroumenos ouk antelidori, pashon When He was reviled, He did not revile
like that of a Lamb without Blemish
ouk ipili, paredidou de to Krinonti in return; when He Suffered, He did
nor Spot!
Dikeos. not threaten, but He trusted to Him
T HE F IRST U NIV ERSAL E P ISTLE OF S T P ETER 2: 11 - 24
Who Judges Justly.
Agapiti: Parakalo os parikous ke Beloved: I beseech you as strangers Os tas amartias imon Aftos aninengken He Himself bore our sins in His Body on
parepidimous, apehesthe ton and exiles to abstain from the en to Somati Aftou epi to Xilon, ina the Tree, so that we might die to sin,
sarkikon epithimion, etines passions of the flesh that wage war tes amarties apogenomeni, ti and Live to Righteousness...
stratevonte kata tis psihis. against your soul. Dikeosini Zisomen...
Tin anastrofin imon egondes kalin entis Maintain Good Conduct among the
Ethnesin ine en O katalalousin imon Gentiles, so that they may see your FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS, ETC 
os kakopion, ek ton Kalon Ergon Good Deeds and Glorify God on the F E STAL A P OSTIC H A – I D IOME LON – S T P AUL – T ONE 1
epoptefsantes, Doxasosi ton Theon en Day of Visitation.
Imera Episkopis.
Ta kata polin desma ke ta thlipsis Sou, Who will recount Thy chains city by
tis diigisete, Endoxe Apostole Pavle? I city, and Thine afflictions, O
Ipotagite oun pasi anthropini Ktisi dia Be subject for our Lord’s sake to every tis parastisi tou agonas ke tous Glorious Apostle Paul? Or who will
ton Kyrion - ite Vasili, os iperehonti, human institution – whether it be to kopous Sou, ous ekopiasas en to set down the Struggles and the toils
ite Igemosin, os di’ aftou pempomenis the Emperor as supreme, or to Evangelio tou Hristou, ina pantas whereby Thou toiled in the Gospel of
is ekdikisin men kakopion - epenon Governors as sent by him to punish kerdisis, ke Hristo prosagagis tin Christ, that Thou might gain all
de Agathopion. those who do wrong - and praise ekklisian. Alla taftin etise, filattin tin people and bring the Church to
those who do right. kalin Sou Omologian mehri telefteas Christ? But ask that She may keep
Oti outos esti to Thelima tou Theou, For it is God’s Will that by doing right, anapnois, pavle Apostole, ke safe Thy Fair Confession until Her
didaskale ton Ekklision. last breath, O Paul, Apostle and
Agathopiountas fimoun tin ton you should put to silence the
Teacher of the Church.
afronon anthropon agnosian. ignorance of foolish people.
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Os eleftheri, ke mi os epikalimma Live as free men, yet without using your
ehontes tis kakias tin eleftherian, all’ freedom as a excuse for evil, but live Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O fthongos Their Proclamation went forth into all
os douli Theou. as servants of God. afton ke is ta perata tis ikoumenis the Earth, and their words to the
ta rimata afton. ends of the world.
Pantas timisate. Honour all mankind.
Ta kata polin desma ke tas thlipsis Sou, Who will recount Thy chains city by
Tin adelfotita Agapate. Love the Brotherhood. tis diigisete, Endoxe Apostles Pavle, city, and Thine afflictions, O
Ton Theon Fovisthe. Fear God. tous kopous, tous mohthrous, tas Glorious Apostle Paul? The toils, the
agripnias, tas en limo ke dipsi pains, the watchings, the sufferings
Ton Vasilea timate. Honour the Emperor. kakopathias, tas en psihi ke gimnotiti, from hunger and thirs, from cold
I Ikete - ipotassomeni en panti fovo tis Servants – be submissive to your tin sarganin, tous ravdismous, tous and nakedness, the basket, the
despotes, ou monon tis Agathis ke masters with all respect – not only to lithasmous, tin periodon, ton vithon, beatings, the stoning, the
epiikesin, alla ke tis skoliis. those who are kind and gentle, but ta navagia? Thatron egenou ke Journeying, the deep, the
also to those who are overbearing. Angelis ke anthropis. Panta oun shipwrecks? Thou became a
ipeminas en to endinamounti Se spectacle to Angels and to mankind.
Touto gar haris - i dia sinidisin Theou - For one is approved if – mindful of God Hristo, ina kosmon kerdisis, en Hristo Thou endured all things in Christ
ipoferi tis lipas, pashon adikos. – he endures pain while suffering Iisou to Kyrio Sou. Dio disopoumen Who granted Thee Power, that Thou
unjustly. Se, i telountes tin mnimin Sou Pistos, might gain the world for Christ
Pion gar kleos, i amartanontes ke For what credit is it if, when you do adialiptos iketeve, to sothine tas Jesus, our Lord. And so we beseech
kolafizomeni ipomenite? wrong and are beaten for it, you take psihas imon. Thee, as we faithfully celebrate Thy
it patiently? Memory: Intercede ceaselessly that
our soul may be Saved.
All’ i Agathopiountes ke pashontes But if when you do right and suffer for
ipomenite, touto Haris para Theo. it, and you take it patiently, you have I Ourani diigounte Doxan Theou, The Heavens declare the Glory of God,
God’s Approval. piisin de hiron aftou anangelli to the Firmament shows the Creation
stereoma. of His Hands.
Is touto gar eklithite, oti ke Hristos For to this you have been Called,
epathen iper imon, imin ipolimpanon because Christ also Suffered for you To Fostiras tous megalous tis Ekklisias, Let us praise Peter and Paul – the Great
ipogrammon, ina epakolouthisite tis – leaving you an Example – that you Petron ke Pavlon efimisomen. Iper Beacons of the Church, for they
Ihnesin Aftou. should follow in His Footseps. ilion gar elampsan, en to tis Pisteos shone more brightly than the sun in
stereomati, ke ta Ethni tes aktisi tou the firmament of the Faith, and with
Os amartian ouk epiisen - oude evrethi He committed no sin – no guile was kirigmatos, ek tis agnias is tin Thian the Rays of Proclamation they
dolos en to Stomati Aftou. found upon His Lips. gnosin epanigagon, O men to Stavro brought Nations from ignorance to

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