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Festal Vespers Hymns


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Doxa ti Anastasi Sou, Hriste! ✞ Doxa Heaven cried to Thee, O Life-giver: ✞
ti Vasilia Sou! ✞ Doxa ti Ikonomia Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ!
Sou, Mone Filanthrope! ✞ Glory to Thy Kingdom! ✞ Glory to
Thy Dispensation, O Only Lover of

Festal Vespers Hymns – 2nd Sunday After Pentecost ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati
mankind!
✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles M E NAION – FE STAL A P OLY TIKION – S
and to the Holy Spirit
Y NAX IS A POSTL E S – T ONE 3

KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW Apostoli Agii, Presvesete to Eleimoni O Holy Apostles, Intercede with our
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS Theo, ina ptesmaton afesin, parashi Merciful God to grant forgiveness of
H Y MNOF THE EV ENING INCE NSE tes psihes imon. offences to our soul.
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2 eonon. ages.
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me, Amin Amen
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry T H E OTOKION - T ONE 3
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to Se tin mesitefsasan tin Sotirian tou Unto Thee Who mediated the Salvation
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord! genous imon, animnoumen Theotoke of our race, we sing praises, O Virgin
mou Kyrie. Parthene. En ti Sarki gar ti ek Sou Theotokos. For Thy Son and our
proslifthisi, O Iios Sou ke Theos imon, God in the Flesh that He assumed
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee
to dia Stavrou katadexamenos pathos, from Thee, accepted Suffering by
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of elitrosato imas, ek fthoras os means of Crucifixion and has
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Filanthropos. thereby set us free from corruption,
mou Kyrie! Sacrifice. Hear me, O Lord! in His Love for mankind.
DISMISSAL PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS
R ESURREC TION S TIHE RA – T ONE 1

Exagage ek filakis tin psihin mou, tou Bring my soul out of prison to give
exomologisasthe to Onomati Sou. Thanks to Thy Name, O Lord.
Tas Esperinas imon evhas, prosdexe Accept our Evening Prayers, O Holy
Agie Kyrie ke parashou imin, afesin Lord, and grant us Remission of sins,
amartion, oti monos i O dixas, en for thou alone revealed the
Kosmo tin Anastasin. Resurrection to the world.
Eme ipomenousi
antapodos mi.
Dikei, eos ou The Righteous shall wait for me, until
Thou Reward me.
St Theophan the Recluse
Kiklosate lai Sion, ke perilavete aftin, ke Encircle Zion, O People, and surround
dote Doxan en afti, to Anastanti ek Her. Give Glory to Him Who is Risen It is impossible
nekron, oti aftos Estin O Theos imon, from the dead, for He is our God and
O Litrosamenos imas, ek ton anomion He has Delivered us from our to walk without feet
imon. iniquities. or fly without wings.
Ek vatheon ekekraxa Si, Kyrie. Kyrie, Out of the depths I have cried to Likewise it is impossible
isakouson tis fonis ou. Thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear my
voice. to attain the Kingdom of Heaven
Defte lai imnisomen, ke proskinisomen Come, O People, let us praise and without the fulfilment of the Commandments.
Hriston, Doxazontes aftou tin ek worship Christ, Glorifying His
nekron Anastasin, oti aftos Estin O Resurrection from the dead, for He
Theos imon, O ek tis planis tou is our God and He has Delivered the
ehthrou, ton Kosmon Litrosamenos. world from the deception of the
enemy.
Genithito ta ota Sou prosehonta is tin Let Thine Ears be attentive to the
fonin tis Deiseos mou. voice of my Supplication.

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To Iko Sou prepi Agiasma, Kyrie, is Holiness is proper to Thy House, O Eufranthite Ourani, salpisate ta Heavens, be glad! Foundations of the
makrotita imeron. Lord, unto length of days. Themelia tis Gis, voisate ta ori Earth, sound the trumpets! Hills,
Gynekes Myrofori Myra ferouse, meta The Myrrh-bearing Women took Myrrh evfrosinin. Idou gar O Emmanouil shout for Joy! For behold!
tas amartias imon, to Stavro Emmanuel has nailed our sins to the
spoudis ke odirmou ton Tafon Sou and hastened, mourning, to Thy
prosilose, ke zoin O didous, Thanaton Cross, and He, the Giver of Life, has
katelavon, ke mi evrouse to ahranton Tomb. And when they found that
enekrose, ton Adam Anastisas, os put Death to death, by raising up
Soma Sou, para de tou Angelou Thine Immaculate Body had gone,
Filanthropos. Adam, as our Loving God.
Mathouse to kenon, ke paradoxon they learnt from the Angel of the
Thavma, tis Apostolis elegon: Anesti New and Strange Miracle, who said Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
O Kyrios, parehon to kosmo to Mega to the Apostles: The Lord is Risen, tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
Eleos. granting to the world His Great estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
Mercy! with Thee.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Ton sarki ekousios stavrothenta di’ Let us Praise Him Who of His own Will
and to the Holy Spirit, imas, pathonta ke tafenta, ke was Crucified for us in the Flesh. He
anastanta ek nekron, imnisomen Suffered, was Buried, and Rose from
M E NAION - A POSTICH A – I D IOME LON –S T P AUL – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2 legontes. Stirixon orthodoxia tin the dead. Let us say: Confirm Thy
Ekklisian Sou Hriste, ke irinefson tin Church in the True Faith and bring
Eorti harmosinos, epelampse tis perasi A Joyful Feast dawns upon the Earth zoin imon, os Agathos ke Peace to our Life, O Christ, for Thou
simeron, i panseptos mnimi ton today – the Commemoration of Peter Filanthropos. art our Good and Loving God.
Sofotaton Apostolo, ke korifeon Perou and Paul, the Wise Leaders of the
ke Pavlou, dio ke Romi sigheri Apostles. Let Rome Rejoice and be Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
horevousa. En odais Adelphi, tin glad with us! Let us Feast, O Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
pansevasmion taftin imeran, voontes Brethren, with songs and hymns! Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
pros aftous. Here! Petre Apostole, ke Rejoice! O Apostle Peter, True Friend ton Kyrion.
gnisie File, tou Sou Didaskalou of Christ our God! Rejoice, O To Zoodoho Sou Tafo, parestotes i As we the unworthy stand before Thy
Hristou tou Theou imon! Here, Pavle Beloved Paul, Herald of the Faith and anaxii, Doxologian Prosferomen ti Life-giving Sepulchre, we offer a
pamfiltate, ke kirix tis Pisteos, ke Teacher of Universe! You have Afato Sou Efsplaghnia, Hriste O Hymn of Praise to Thine Ineffable
Didaskale tis Ikouenis, Os ehon Boldness before Him, O Chosen Pair! Theos imon. Oti Stavron katedexo, ke Compassion, O Christ our God. For
parrisian, zevgos agiolekton, Hriston Pray unceasingly for the Salvation of Thanaton Anamartite, ina to kosmo Thou art without sin, and hast
ton Theon imon iketefsate, Sothine our soul! dorisi tin Anastasin, os Filanthropos. accepted the Cross and death in
tas psihas imon. order to grant the world
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton Both now and forever, and to the Ages Resurrection, as our Loving God.
eonon. of ages. M E NAION – FE STAL S TIHE RA – S Y NAX IS A POSTLES – T ONE 4

Amin Amen Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night;
T H E OTOKION – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2 filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.
O Piitis ke Litrotis mou Panagne, Hristos The Creator and Redeemer, Christ our
O Kyrios, ek tis Sis nidios proelthon, Lord, proceeded from Thy Womb,
Os aftopte ke Martyres, tis tou Logou Let us Bless the Honourable Disciples,
eme endisamenos, tis proin kataras, sarkoseos, Mathite panolvii who were eye-witnesses of the
and vesting Himself in me, from the
ton Adam ileftherose. Dio Si Makarizesthe. Os astrape gar Incarnate Word. They shone upon
Ancient Curse of Adam set me free. eklampontes, to kosmo efanate, ke os
Panagne, os tou Theou Mitri te ke Wherefore, O All Pure Virgin, as the world like flashes of lightning –
Partheno Alithos, voomen asigitos, to ori noita, glikasmon estalaxate, os as Spiritual Giants they bring
Mother of God and True Virgin we aenai, Potami Paradisou meristhentes
Here tou Angelou. Here, Despina, Sweetness to our soul. They are
praise Thee unceasingly, with the ton Ethnon tas Ekklisias, Thiis potzete
Prostasia ke Skepi, ke Sotiria ton Rivers of Paradise to the Nations,
Greeting of the Angel: “Hail! O namasin. flowing with Living Water for the
psihon imon!
Lady, Advocate, Defender, and Refreshment of the Church!
Salvation of our soul!”
“NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” – Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
TRISAGION PRAYERS ETC  afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
R ESURREC TION A P OLYTIKION – T ONE 1 Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
his transgressions.
Tou lithou sfragisthentos ipo ton The stone had been secured with a seal Os
Ioudeon, ke Stratioton filassonton to by the Judeans, and a pair of soldier
aftopte ke Martyres, ti tou Logou Let us Bless the Honourable Disciples!
arkoseos, Mathite pnolvii They were the eye-witnesses of the
ahranton Sou Soma, Anestis guarded Thine Immaculate Body.
Makariesthe. Os astrape gar Incarnate Word. They shone upon
Triimeros Sotir, doroumenos to Thou Rose on the Third Day, O Lord eklampontes, to kosmo efanate, ke os
kosmo tin Zoin. Dia touto e Dinamis and Saviour, granting Life to the the world like flashes of lightning.
ori noita, glikasmon estalaxate, os As Spiritual Giants, they bring
ton Ouranon evoon Si Zoodota. ✞ world. Wherefore the Powers of aenai, potami Paradisou Sweetness to our soul. They are

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meristhentes, ton Ethnon tas Rivers of Paradise, flowing with mesotihon tis ehthras kathelousa, and the Temple of the Godhead. She
Ekklisias, Thiis potizete namasin. Living Water for the Refreshment of Irinin antisixe, ke to vasilion ineoxe. is the One Who, breaking down the
the Church! Taftin oun katehontes tis Pisteos tin Wall of Enmity, ushered in peace and
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise agkiran, Ipermahon ehomen ton ex threw open the Kingdom. With Her,
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people! aftis tehthenta Kyrion. Tharsito as the Anchor of our Faith, we have a
tinon, tharsito laos tou Theou. Ke Defender in our Lord, to Whom She
Os volides astraptouse, tes aktisi tou Let us honour Christ’s Fellow gar afto polemisi, tous ehthrous os gave Birth. Take Courage, therefore,
Pnevmatos, is ton kosmon apanta Labourers! They are lightning bolts pantodinamos. O People of God, take Courage! For
diepemfithite, tin ton Thavmaton hurled to Earth by the Might of the
He, the Almighty, will defeat our
energian, afthonos parehontes, Spirit, Workers of Miracles and
THE ENTRANCE – “FOS ILARON...” enemies!
Litourgi ton tou Hristou, mystirion Witnesses of the Mysteries, Tablets
ETC 
genomeni, ke Theografi, Thias of Divine Love written by the Hand
Haritos places gegrammene, of God, Honourable Masters of RESURRECTION PROKEIMENON - SATURDAY EVENING – PSALM 92 – TONE
Theodidakton ton Nomon, Ieromiste Divine Law! O Kyrios evasilefsen - Evprepian The Lord reigns - Vested with Majesty
panolvii.
Enedisato. (3) (3)
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
1. Enedisato Kyrios Dinamin ke 1. The Lord is Vested and Girded with
ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever.
eona. periezosato. Power
Alieon O Kalamos, Philosofon to The foolishness of the Philosophers is Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, itis ou 2. And He thus established the world,
friagma, ke ritoron revmata correct by the Rod of the Fishermen! salefthisete which shall not be moved.
dietaraxe, Theosofias didagmata, The vanity of the Orators is put to
2. NO READINGS TONIGHT – FERVENT
haratton ke dogmata, ke myrion confusion by Divine Wisdom! The
SUPPLICATIONS, ETC 
Agathon, plavgos ektithemenos, Apostles proclaimed the Infinite
R ESURREC TION A P OSTICH A – T ONE 1
Evangelion, ke trifis aidiou Goodness of the Gospel. Now they
metousian, ke Angelon Apolafsis, ke exult in the Communion of Eternal To pathi Sou Hriste, pathon By Thy Passion we were set free from
diamenousan evklian. Blessedness – the Joy of Angels and ileftherothimen, ke ti Anastasi Sou, ek our passions, O Christ, and by Thy
the Unfading Crown of Glory!
fthoras elitrothimen. ✞ Kyrie, Doxa Resurrection, we were Redeemed
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Si! from corruption, ✞ O Lord: Glory to
and to the Holy Spirit Thee!
M E NAION – FE STAL S TIHE RA – S Y NAX IS A POSTLES – T ONE (6) P LAGAL 2
O Kyrios evasilefsen, evprepian The Lord reigns; He is Vested with
I panseptos ton Apostolon, epedimisen Assemble, Chosen Members of Christ’s Enediasto. Enedisato Kyrios Majesty. The Lord is Vested and
Eorti, ti Ekklisia Hristou, proxenousa Holy Church! The Feast of the Dinamin ke perizosato. Girded with Power.
Sotirian imin, Mystikos oun Honourable Apostles dawns upon
krotisantes, toutis prosipomen. Earth, bringing Salvation for us all! Agalliastho i Ktisis, Ourani Let Creation Rejoice, the Heavens be
Herete Fostires ton en Skoti, tou iliou Clap your hands, all you people! Cry evfrenesthosan, hiras krotito ta Ethni glad, the Nations clap their hands
aktines iparhontes. Herete, Petre ke out in exultation: “Hail! O Twin Rays met’ evfrosinis. Hristos gar O Sotir with Joy! For Christ our Saviour, in
Pavle, Dogmaton ton Thion Themelii of sun, Enlightening us who sit in imon, to Stavro prosilose tas amartias His Love for mankind, has nailed our
arragis, fili tou Hristou, Skevi timia. Darkness! Hail! O Peter and Paul, imon, ke ton Thanaton nekrosas, zoin sins to the Cross, put Death to
Patste meson imon aoratos, Unshakable Pillars of Divine imin edorisato, peptokota ton Adam death, and granted us Life, by raising
kataxiouns doreon ailon, tous tin Doctrine! Hail! O Friends of Christ pangeni anastisas, os Filanthropos. the fallen Adam, Father of all
imon Eortin, evfimountas asmasi. and Chosen Vessels! Come! Be mankind.
present with us in spirit – grant us
Spiritual Gifts as we celebrate Thy Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, i tis And He established the world, which
Sacred Memory in song! ou salevthisete. shall not be moved.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Vasilefs iparhon Ouranou ke Gis, O King of Heaven and Earth, Thou art
eonon. ages. akatalipte, ekon estavrose dia beyond all understanding, for due to
Filanthopian. On O Adis sinantisas Thy Love for us all, Thou were
Amin Amen katothen epikranthi, ke Dikeon psihe crucified of Thine own Will. Hades
P ENTE COSTARION -TH EOTOKION – T ONE 1
dexamene, igalliasanto. Adam de was filled with bitterness when it
Tin pagkosmion Doxan, tin ex Let us praise Mary the Ever Virgin, idon Se ton Ktistin en tis katahroniis met Thee Below, and the souls of the
anthropon sparisan, ke ton Despotin Glory of all the world! Born of anesti. O to thavmatos! Pos Just Rejoiced at receiving Thee. What
tekousan, tin epouranion pilin, human parents, She gave Birth to our Thanatou egefsato i ton apanton Zoi? a Miracle it was! That the Life of all
imnisomen Marian tin Parthenon, ton Lord, and is the Gateway to Heaven. All’ i os ivoulithi, kosmon fotise, should taste Death in His Desire to
Asomaton to asma, ke ton Piston to The Adornment of the Faithful, She kravgazonta ke legonta. O anastas grant Light to the world that cries
egkallopisma. Afti gar anedixhti, is hymned by the Angelic Hosts. For ek ton nekron, ✞ Kyrie, Doxa Si! and says: ✞ Glory to Thee, O Lord,
Ouranos ke Naos tis Theotitos, afti to She has been shown to be Heaven, Risen from the dead!

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