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16. M A T L I T H Y M N S – 2 A P - 2 M A T T - S Y N A X I S - H O L Y A P O S T L E S - 3 0 J U N E
Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles of Christ our Lord

The Synaxis of the Glorious and All-Praiseworthy Twelve Apostles of Christ appears
to be an ancient Feast.

The Holy Orthodox Churchof Christ honours each of the Twelve Apostles on separate
dates during the year, and has established a General Commemoration for all of St Joseph the Hesychast
them on the day after the Commemoration of the Glorious and First-Ranked
among the Apostles, St Peter and St Paul. “...When we are praying
and we receive Divine Enlightenment,
Emperor Constantine the Great built a church in Constantinople in honour of the
Twelve Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. we feel Great Joy and Ineffable Sweetness.
However, immediately the wicked Robber – Arrogance –
The specific instructions for commemorating this Feast, date from the fourth century.
comes to tempt us by whispering quietly
Lists of the Apostles’ names: ‘Aha! Now I am a Saint!’”
 Matthew 10:2
 Mark 3:14 Therefore, we must be constantly Watchful and Alert
 Luke 6:12
 Acts 1:13, 26 So that we can immediately reject such thoughts
and continue our Struggle
THE COMMEMORATIONS & MARTYRDOMS OF THE 12 HOLY APOSTLES:
for Humility and Obedience!
St Peter 29 June & 16 Jan Crucified upside down
St Andrew 30 November Crucified on an x-shaped Cross
St James (Zebedee) 30 April Beheaded
St John (Zebedee) 08 May & 26 Sept Reposed in Peace, 103 yrs
St Philip 14 November Crucified
St Bartholomew 11 June & 25 Aug Crucified, Scraped & Beheaded
St Thomas 06 October Speared to death
St Matthew 16 November Burnt to death
St James (Alphaeus) 09 October Crucified
St Thaddeus Jude (St 19 June Crucified
Joseph the Betrothed)
St Simon the Zealot 10 May Crucified
St Matthais 09 August Stoned & Beheaded
St Paul 29 June Beheaded

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Tekna mou Agapita noutheto. but as my Beloved Children, I warn
you.
Ean gar myrious pedagogous ehete en Although you have ten thousand
Hristo, all’ ou pollous Pateras. instructors in Christ, yet have you

En gar Hristo Iisou dia tou Evangeliou In


not many Fathers.
Christ Jesus through the Gospel I Festal Matins Hymns – Synaxis of the Apostles
ego imas egennisa. have begotten you.
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
Parakalo oun imas, mimite mou I beseech you, therefore - be imitators THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
ginesthe. of me.
T H E H OLY G OSPEL ACCO RD ING TO S T M ATTHE W 9 : 36 – 10 : 8 P SALM 117 /118
PRAISE GOD HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
To kero ekino, iden O Iisous tou ohlous, At that time, Jesus saw a great
TO FOR

Esplaghnisthi peri afton, oti isan multitude, and was moved with Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
eklelimeni ke errimmeni, os Provata Compassion for them, for they were Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
mi ehonta Pimena. weary and scattered, like Sheep Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
without a Shepherd. 1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
Tote legi is Mathites Aftou: “O men He said to His Twelve Disciples: “The oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
Therismos polis, i de Ergate O ligi. Harvest is truly plentiful, but the 2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
Labourers are few. Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove
“Deithite oun tou Kyriou tou “Pray to the Lord of the Harvest to them back. ✶
Therismou opos ekvali ergatas is send out Labourers into His 3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
ton Therismon Aftou.” Harvest.” Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
Ke proskalesamenos O Iisous tous And when He had Called unto Him His R ESURREC TION A P OLYTIKION – T ONE 1
Dodeka Mathitas Aftou, edoken aftis Twelve Disciples, He granted them Tou
Exousian kata pnevmaton Authority against unclean spirits, to
lithou sfragisthentos ipo ton The stone had been secured with a seal
Ioudeon, ke Stratioton filassonton to by the Judeans, and a pair of soldier
akatharton, oste ekvallin afta, ke cast them out, and to Heal all
Therapevin pasan noson ke pasan manner of sickness and all manner ahranton Sou Soma, Anestis guarded Thine Immaculate Body.
Triimeros Sotir, doroumenos to Thou Rose on the Third Day, O Lord
malakian. of disease.
kosmo tin Zoin. Dia touto e Dinamis and Saviour, granting Life to the
Ton de Dodeka Aostolon ta onomata esti The names of the Twelve Apostles are ton Ouranon evoon Si Zoodota. ✞ world. Wherefore the Powers of
tafta: protos, Simon, O legomenos these: the first, Simon, who is called Doxa ti Anastasi Sou, Hriste! ✞ Doxa Heaven cried to Thee, O Life-giver:
‘Petros,’ ke Andreas, O adelphos ‘Peter,’ and Andrew, his brother; ti Vasilia Sou! ✞ Doxa ti Ikonomia Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ!
aftou; Iakovos O tou Zebedeou ke James, the son of Zebedee, and John, Sou, Mone Filanthrope! Glory to Thy Kingdom! Glory to
Ioannis, O adelphos aftou; Philippos his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thy Dispensation, O Only Lover of
ke Vartholomeos; Thomas ke Thomas and Matthew the Publican; mankind!
Matheos O Telonis; Iakovos, O tou James, the son of Alphaeus, and
Alpheou ke Levveos, O epiklithis Lebbaeus, whose surname was
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
‘Thaddeos;’ Simon O Kananitis, ke ‘Thaddeus;’ Simon the Canaanite, and to the Holy Spirit
Ioudas O Iskariotis, O ke paradous and Judas Iscariot, who would betray M E NAION -FE STAL A P OLY TIKION – S Y NAX IS - A POSTL E S – T ONE 3
afton. Him. Apostoli Agii, Presvefsate to Eleimoni O Holy Apostles, Intercede with our
Toutous tou Dodeka apestilen O Iisous These Twelve Jesus sent out, and Theo, ina ptesmaton afesin, paraskhi Merciful God to grant our souls
parangilas aftis, legon: “Is odon commanded them, saying: “Do not tes psihes imon. forgiveness of sins!
Ethnon mi apelthite, ke is polin go into the way of the Gentiles and Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Samariton mi iselthite. do not enter a city of the eonon. ages.
Samaritans.
“Porevesthe de mallon pros ta Provata “Go rather to the Lost Sheep of the
Amin Amen
T H E OTOKION - T ONE 3
ta Apololota Ikou Israil. House of Israel.
“Porevomeni de kirissete, legontes, oti “As you so, preach, saying: ‘The Se tin mesitefsasan tin Sotirian tou Unto Thee Who mediated the Salvation
ingiken i Vasilia ton Ouranon! Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’ genous imon, animnoumen Theotoke of our race, we sing praises, O Virgin
Parthene. En ti Sarki gar ti ek Sou Theotokos. For Thy Son and our
“Asthenountas Therapevete, leprous “Heal the sick, Cleanse the lepers, proslifthisi, O Iios Sou ke Theos imon, God in the Flesh that He assumed
Katharizete, nekrous Egirete, Raise the dead, cast out demons. to dia Stavrou katadexamenos pathos, from Thee, accepted Suffering by
demonia ekvallete. elitrosato imas, ek fthoras os means of Crucifixion and has
“Dorean elavete - dorean dote!” “Freely you have received – freely Filanthropos. thereby set us free from corruption,
give!” in His Love for mankind.
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F IRST R E SU RREC TION KA TH ISM A - TO NE 1 Doxa ti Anastasi Sou, Hriste! ✞ Doxa Heaven cried to Thee, O Life-giver: ✞
Ton Tafon Sou, Sotir, Stratiote tirountes, The Soldiers watching Thy Tomb ti Vasilia Sou! ✞ Doxa ti Ikonomia Glory to Thy Resurrection, O Christ!
Sou, Mone Filanthrope! ✞ Glory to Thy Kingdom! ✞ Glory to
nekri ti astrapi, tou ofthentos became as dead men at the lightning
Thy Dispensation, O Only Lover of
Angelou, egenonto kirittontos, ginexi flash of the Angel who appeared and
mankind!
tin Anastasin. Se Doxazomen, ton tis proclaimed to the Women the
F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – S Y NAX IS OF AP OSTLE S – T ONE 3
fthoras katheretin. Si prosspiptomen, Resurrection. We Glorify Thee, the
to anastanti ek tafou, ke mono Theo Destroyer of corruption; we fall Apostoli Agii, Presvesete to Eleimoni O Holy Apostles, Intercede with our
imon. down before Thee, risen from the Theo ina ptesmaton afesin, parashi Merciful God, that He grant our souls
grave and alone our God. tes psihes imon. Forgiveness of offences.
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit PATRONAL APOLYTIKION 
K - E B T – T 2
Stavro prosilothis, ekofsios Iktirmon, en Thou were willingly nailed to the Cross, ONTAKION TH E VER LE SSED HE OTOKOS ONE

mnimati tethis, os thnitos Zoodota, to O Merciful One, and laid in a tomb as Prostasia ton Hristianon akateskhinte, O Protection of the Christians
kratos sinetripsas, Dinate to thanato a mortal, O Giver of Life. By Thy mesitia pros ton Piitin ametathete, mi unashamable, Mediation to the
Sou; Se gar efrixan, i pilori i tou Death, O Powerful One, Thou Paridis, amartolon deiseon fonas, alla Creator Immovable, despise not, the
Adou; Si sinigiras, tous ap’ eonos smashed its might; for Hades’s profthason os Agathi, is tin voithian pleading voices of those in sin, but
thanontas, os monos Filanthropos. gatekeepers trembled before Thee; imon, ton Pistos kravgazonton Si: hasten O Good One, to the Aid of
Thou raised with Thee the dead from Tahinon is Presvian, ke spefson is all who in Faith cry out to Thee:
every age, for Thou alone Love ikesian, i Prostatevousa ai, Theotoke, speed up Thine Intercession, and
mankind. ton Timonton Se. press on Thy Supplication, O
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Both now and ever, and to the ages of Theotokos who forever Protects all
TRISAGION HYMN those who Honour Thee!
eonon. ages.
P ROKE IME NON – P SALM 18/19 – TONE (8) P L AGAL 4
Amin Amen
THEOTOKION – TONE 1 Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O fthongos Their Proclamation went forth into all
afton ke is ta perata tis ikoumenis ta the Earth, and their words to the
Tou Gavriil fthegxamenou Si Parthene When Gabriel had uttered “Hail!” to rimata afton! ends of the world!
to ‘Here!’ Sin ti foni esarkouto O ton Thee, O Virgin, then with the Voice,
olon Despotis, en Si ti Agia Kivoto, os became the Lord of all Incarnate in I Ourani diigounte doxan Theou, piisin The Heavens declare the Glory of God;
efi O Dikeos David. Edihthis Platitera thee whom the Holy Ark of old de hiron Aftou avangeli to stereoma. the firmament shows the Creation of
ton Ouranon, Vastasasa ton Ktistin prefigured, as Righteous David said. His Hands.
F EP S P C 4 : 9 – 16
Sou. Doxa to enikisanti en Si!  Thou carried Thy Creator and IRST ISTLE OF T AUL TO TH E ORINTH IANS
proved to be More Spacious than the
Doxa to proelthonti ek Sou!  Doxa Adelphi, O Theos imas tous Apostolous, Brethren, God has set forth us, the
Heavens! Glory to Him Who Dwelt eshatous apedixen, os epithanatious, Apostles, last, as it were appointed
to Eleftherosanti imas, dia tou Tokou
Sou! within Thee!  Glory to Him Who oti theatron egenithimen to kosmo, to Death, for we are made a
ke Angelis ke anthropis. spectacle unto the world, and to
came forth from Thee!  Glory to Angels, and to men.
Him Who through Thy Childbirth has
set us free! Imis mori dia Hriston, imis de Fronimi en We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you
O KTOEH OS - S EC OND R ESU RRE CTION K ATH ISM A - T ONE 1 Hristo; imis asthenis, imis de ishiri; are wise in Christ; we are weak, but
imis endoxi, imis de atimi. you are strong; you are honourable,
Ginekes pros to Mnima, paregenonto The Women went to Thy Tomb at dawn but we are despised.
orthrie, ke Angelikin optasian, and when they saw a Vision of an Ahris tis arti oras, ke penomen ke Even unto this present hour, we both
theasamene eteremon; O Tafos Angel they trembled; the Tomb
dipsomen ke gimnitevomen ke hunger and thirst, and are naked,
existrapte Zoin; to Thavma blazed forth Life; the Marvel amazed
kolafizometha ke astatoumen. and are buffeted, and have no
kateplitten aftas; Dia touto them; and so, returning to the
certain dwellingplace.
apelthouse, tis Mathites ekiritton tin Disciples, they proclaimed the
Egersin: Ton Adin eskilefse Hristos, os Resurrection: Christ has despoiled Ke popiomen, ergazomeni tes idies hersi. And we labour, working with our own
Monos Krateos ke Dinatos, ke Hades, as alone Mighty and Powerful, hands.
ftharentas sinigire pantas, ton tis and has Raised up all those in Lidoroumeni, Evlogoumen; diokomeni, Being reviled, we Bless; being
Katakriseos fovon, lisas Dinami corruption, dispelling the fear of
anehometha; vlasfimoumeni, persecuted, we suffer it; being
Stavrou. Condemnation by the Power of the
parakaloumen. defamed, we entreat.
Cross.
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Os perikatharmata tou kosmou We are made as the filth of the world,
egenithimen, panton peripsima eos and are the offscourings of all things
and to the Holy Spirit
arti. unto this day.
En to Stavro prosilothis, i Zoi ton O Life of all, Thou were nailed to the
Ouk entrepon imas grafo tafta, all’ os I write not these things to shame you,
apanton, ke en nekris logisthis, O Cross; O Immortal Lord, Thou were

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Matthee, Simon Iouda, Thie Iakove, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew and athanatos Kyrios, anestis triimeros numbered among the dead. Thou
Pagkosmie Pantime, ton Mathiton Simon, O Righteous Jude and Divine Sotir, ke igiras Adam ek tis fthoras; arose, O Saviour, on the Third Day,
dodekas, i en to kosmo kirixantes, tin and Blessed James, All honoured in dia touto e Dinamis ton Ouranon, and raised Adam from corruption;
panagian, Triada Fisi Theon Aidion, all the world, O Twelve Disciples of evoon Si Zoodota: Doxa tis sis therefore the Heavenly Powers cried
tis Ekklisias i alaxevti, ontos pirgi ke Christ. You preached throughout pathimasi, Hriste! Doxa ti out to Thee, O Giver of Life: Glory to
stili asalefti, to Despoti ton olon, the entire world that the Eternal All Anastasi Sou! Doxa ti Sigkatavasi Thy Sufferings, O Christ! Glory to
iketevsate sothine imas. Holy Trinity is in Nature God. You Sou, Mone Filanthrope! Thy Resurrection! Glory to Thy
are the Unhewn Towers of the Condescension, Only Lover of
mankind!
Church, and her Unshaken Pillars
and firm Support. To the Master of Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
all things pray intently that He Save eonon. ages.
our souls. Amin Amen
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, T H E OTOKION - T ONE 1
and to the Holy Spirit
S Y NAX IS OF TH E T WEL VE AP OSTLE S - TO NE (8) P L AGAL 4
Maria, to Septon tou Despotou Doxion, Mary, Holy Vessel of our Glorious
anastison imas, peptokotas is haos, Master: raise us up who have fallen
In diilthete ktisin Fotisantes, i tou Sotiros O Disciples of the Saviour, You Saved dinis apognoseos, ke ptesmaton ke into the pit of Chaos - of offences
Mathite, tin lanin ton idolon, os ilin the world; for You travelled all over thlipseon; Si gar pefikas, amartolon and afflictions; for Thou art the
kataflexantes tis didagmasin imon, ta it and Illumined people, and by You Sotiria, ke Voithia, ke Kratea Salvation, the Help and the Mighty
Prostasia, ke Sozis tous doulous Sou. Protector of sinners, who saves Thy
Ethni ex agnosias vithou, pros tin Teachings You burnt up the delusion
servants.
Thian gnosin, saginefsantes esosate, of the idols like kindling, and You R ESURRECTION E VL OGIT ARI A , T RISAG ION
ken in presvefsate Hristo, opos ileos dragged up the Gentiles from the H Y MN , T HEOTOKI ON & S MAL L
genite imin, en ti Imera tis Kriseos. deep of ignorance to Divine LITANY
Knowledge. And now, Intercede with R ESURREC TION I PE RKOI - TO NE 1
Christ for His Mercy on Judgement
Day.
I tou Listou Metanoia ton Paradison The Thief’s Repentance plundered
esilisen, O de thrinos ton Miroforon Paradise, but the Myrrh-bearers’
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of tin Haran eminisen: Oti Anestis Hriste lament disclosed the Joy of Thy
eonon. ages. O Theos, parehon to kosmo, to Mega Resurrection, O Christ God, granting
Eleos . the world Great Mercy!
Amin Amen R ESURREC TION A NABATHM I - T ONE 1

THEOTOKION - GREAT DOXOLOGY – A N TIFONO N A En to thlivesthe me, 1 I cry to Thee, O Lord, in my


A N TIPH ON
RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION  isakouson mou ton odinon, Kyrie, si sorrow! Hear my pain!
krazo!.
Tis erimikis, apafstos O Thios Pothos Unending is the Sacred Desire for God
enginete, kosmou ousi tou mateou among those in the desert, for they

Divine Liturgy Hymns– 2nd Sunday After Pentecost


ektos. are far-removed from this vain
world.
2ND SUNDAY OF ST MATTHEW – CALLING OF THE APOSTLES ✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agion Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
SYNAXIS OF THE HOLY APOSTLES Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, Now and
eonon. ever and to the Ages of Ages.
K INDLY U SE THE S ERV ICE B OOK U NTIL TH IS P OINT, THE N C AREFUL LY
F OLL OW INSTRUCTIONS WITH RE GARD TO THE SE HY MNS Amin Amen.
S M ALL E NTRANC E : I SOD IKON – T ONE 2 ✞Agio Pnevmati, Timi ke Doxa, osper ✞Glory and Honour are due to the Holy
Patri, prepi ama ke Io. Dia touto Spirit as also due to the Son and
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen Come, let us worship and bow down
asomen ti Triadi Monokratoria. Father. Let us therefore praise the
Hristo. Soson imas, Iie Theou, O before Christ. Save us, O Son of Trinity, Mighty and One in
ANASTAS EK NEKRON, psallontas Si: God, RISEN FROM THE DEAD, who sing Dominion.
Allilouia! to Thee: Alleluia!
R ESURREC TION A P OLYTIKION – T ONE 1 A N TIFONO N B Is ta ori ton Son ipsosas A N TIPH ON 2 Thou hast elevated me to
me Nomon, aretes eklamprinon, O the Heights of Thy Commandments,
Tou lithou sfragisthentos ipo ton The stone had been secured with a seal Theos, ina imno Se. O God. Let Virtue shine upon me
Ioudeon, ke Stratioton filassonton to by the Judeans, and a pair of soldier that I may praise Thee.
ahranton Sou Soma, Anestis guarded Thine Immaculate Body.
Triimeros Sotir, doroumenos to Thou Rose on the Third Day, O Lord
Dexia Sou Hiri lavon Si Loge, filaxon me, With Thy right Hand, O Logos, preserve
frourison, mi Pir me flexi tis and protect me, that the Fire of Sin
kosmo tin Zoin. Dia touto e Dinamis and Saviour, granting Life to the
amartias. not consume me.
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✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son, kleos, ke Ekklisias, Petre edreoma, ke all call Thee Blessed for Thou were
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit. Now and pile, Edou ou katishisan, ontos taftis revealed as the Pride and Joy of that
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. Hristos os proefitevsen, on iketeve Greatest and Eternal City, and the
sose, ke fotise tas psihas imon. Unshaken Foundation of the Church.
Amin. Amen The Gates of Hell indeed have not
✞Agio Pnevmati, pasa i ktisis ✞All Creation is Renewed through the prevailed against the Church, as the
kenourgite, palindromouisa is to Holy Spirit and returns to its original Lord Christ prophesied. Now Entreat
proton, isosthenes gar esti Patri ke state. For He is equal in Power with Him in earnest to Illumine us and
Logo. the Father and the Logos. Save our souls.
A N TIFONO N Γ Epi tis irikosi mi, A N TIPH ON 3 My soul rejoices with those Enite afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
odefsomen is tas ailas tou Kyriou, who say let us go into the Courts of afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
ivfranthi mou to pnevma, sigheri i the Lord. My spirit is Renewed and pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
kardia. my heart is gladdened. the Lord.
Epi Ikon David, Fovos Mega. Eki gar Great fear shall be in the House of O ek kilias mitros aforismenos, ilodous O Paul, before Thou were born Thou
Thronon ektethenton, krithisonte David, where the thrones shall be emfaseos, varos apasis figon, had been Chosen. And fleeing the
apase, e file tis gis ke glosse. set, and all the tribes and tongues of anepterothis to eroti, ontos tis Thias, burden of all materia things, indeed
the earth shall be judge. Pavle Agapis pros ipsos entheon, Thou flew up to Godly Heights of
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son, entha ton iperfoton, gnofon tou Thiou True Divine Love, winged as Thou
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Fotos, ipiselthon os tis asarkos, tin ton were on the Love of God for Thee.
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. arriton, kateploutisthis rimaton Entering the darkness of Surpassing
Amin. Amen miisin, ke apestalis tis tiflottousi, Fos Divine Light, as if Thou were
minion Hriston ton Theon imon, on incorporeal, Thou were enriched
✞Agio Pnevmati, Timin, Proskinisin, ✞It is proper to offer Honour, iketeve Sose, ke Fotise tas psihas with initiation in ineffable words.
Doxan ke Pratos, os Patri te Axion, ke Worship, Might and Glory to the imon. And to the blind and darkned Thou
to Io di prosferin. Monas gar estin i Holy Spirit, as also to the Father and were sent to proclaim that Christ
Trias ti Fisi, all’ ou Prosopis. to the Son – for the Trinity is One God is the Light of the world. Now
only in Nature and not in Person.
PROKEIMENON, SMALL LITANY, PRAISES
entreat Him in earnest to Illumine us
TO GOD & GOSPEL 
and Save our souls.
R ESURREC TION P ROKE IME NON - T ONE 1 Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O fthongos Their Proclamation went forth into all
Nin anastisome, legi Kyrios, thisome Now will I Arise, said the Lord: I will afton ke is ta perata tis ikoumenis the Earth, and their words to the
ta rimata afton. ends of the world.
en sotirio, parrisiasome en afto. [2] set Myself for Salvation, I will not
delay.[2] O Fos iparhon pro panton ton eonon, Thou art the Light that exists before
STIHOS Ta Logia Kyriou Logia Agna. VERSE The Words of the Lord are Pure ote katixiosas pros me ton anthropon, all ages. When Thou condescended
Words. epidimise di afaton, Filanthropian, ke to come down to me the man, in
sarx genesthe di agathotita, tote fota Thine Ineffable Love for me and all
Nin anastisome, legi Kyrios, thisome Now will I Arise, said the Lord: I will deftera tis Sis lamprotitos, ke astrapis of mankind, and be Incarnate in Thy
en Sotirio, parrisiasome en afto. set Myself for Salvation, I will not apostilvonta, tous Apostolou, ke Benevolence, then Thou chose
delay Mathitas Sou Soter anedixas, i ke Apostles and Disciples and Thou
R ESURREC TION G OSPEL 2: M ARK 16:1 - 8 pemfthentes ktisin apasan, to Foti showed them forth to be second
THE HOLY MYRRHBEARERS WITNESS THE EMPTY TOMB OF OUR RISEN LORD
Sou to Thio katiigasan, disopountes Lights of Thine Eternal Brilliance,
Ke diagenomenou tou Savvatou Maria i And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Se Sose, ke Fotise tas psihas imon. and made them flash forth like
Magdalini ke Maria i tou Iakovou ke Magdalene, Mary the Mother of lightning, O Holy Lord. O Saviour,
Salomi igorasan aromata ina elthouse James1, and Salome bought spices, Thou sent them to the whole wide
elipsosin afton. that they might go and anoint Him. word, which they brightly Illumined
Ke lian proi tis mias Savvaton erhonte And very early in the morning, on the with Divine Light. Now they
epi to Mnimion, anatilantos tou iliou. first day of the week, they went to earnestly pray Thee to to Illumine us
the Tomb when the sun had risen. and Save our souls.
Ke elegon pros eaftas. “Tis apokilisi imin And they said among themselves: “Who I Ourani diigounte Doxan Theou, The Heaven declare the Glory of God;
ton lithon ek tis thiras tou mnimiou?” will roll away the stone from the door piisin de hiron Aftou anangeli to the Firmament shows the Creation
of the Tomb for us?” Stereoma. of His Hands.
Petre ke Pavle tou Logou arotires, Peter and Paul, You are Ploughmen of
Andrea, Iakove, ke Ioanni Sofe, the Logos, Andrew, Jakovos (James),
Vartholomee ke Filippe, Thoma and John the Truly Wise, Philip and
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“THE MOTHER OF JAMES” IS A VEILED REFERENCE TO OUR LADY, THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS.

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ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD Ke anavlepsase theorousin oti And when they looked up, they saw
apokekiliste O lithos. In gar mega that the stone had been rolled away -
Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise sfodra. for it was very large.
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. Ke iselthouse is to Mnimion idon And entering the Tomb, they saw a
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God. neaniskon kathimenon en tis dexiis, young man clothed in a long white
perivevlimenon stolin lefkin, ke robe sitting on the right side; and
Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him, exethamvithisan. they were alarmed.
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God. O de legi aftes. “Mi ekthamvisthe. Isoun He said to them: “Do not be alarmed.
L AUD S - P SALM 150 - R E SU RREC TION S TIC HE RA - TO NE 1 zitite ton Nazarinon ton estavromen. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, Who was
LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD! – Igerthi, ouk estin ode. Ide o topos crucified. He is risen! He is not here.
opou ethikan afton. See the place where they laid Him.
Tou piise en aftis krima Engrapton. To execute upon them the Judgement
“All ipagete ipate tis Mathites aftou ke to “So go, tell His Disciples - and Peter -
Doxa afti este pasi tis Osiis aftou. that is Decreed; such Glory will be
for all His Holy Ones. Petro oti praogi imas is tin Galilean. that He is going before you into
Eki afton dpsesthe, kathos ipen imin.” Galilee; there you will see Him, as He
Imnoumen Sou Hriste, to Sotirion Pathos, We praise the praise of Thy Saving said to you.”
ke Doxazomen Sou tin Anastasin. Passion O Christ, and we Glorify Thy
Resurrection.
Ke exelthouse efigon apo tou mnimiou. And they went out quickly and fled
Ihe de aftas tromos ke ekstasis, ke from the Tomb, trembling and
✞Enite ton Theon en tis Agiis Afton. ✞Praise God in His Saints; praise Him oudeni ouden ipon. Efovounto gar amazed. And they said nothing to
Enite Afton en stereomati tis in the Firmament of His Power anyone, for they were afraid.
Dinameos Aftou. R E SU RREC TION K ONTAKION - T ONE 1
O Stavron ipominas, ke ton Thanaton Having endured the Cross, destroyed
Exanestis os Theos, ek tou Tafou en Thou rose from the Tomb in Glory as
katarigisas, ke anastas ek ton nekron, Death and Risen from the dead, give
irinefson imon tin Zoin Kyrie, os Peace to our Life, O Lord, as Thou Doxi, ke kosmon sinanestisas, ke i God and raised the world up with
Monos Pantodinamos. alone art All Powerful. fisis ton vroton os Theon Se animnise, Thee. Mortal nature sang Thy praise
ke thanatos ifaniste; ke O Adam as God, and Death disappeared.
✞Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. ✞Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; horevi Despota, ke i Eva nin ek ton Adam danced, O Master, and now
Enite Afton kata to plithos tis praise Him according to the desmon litroumeni, heri krazousa:. Eve, freed from her chains, rejoices
Megalosinis Aftou. Greatness of His Majesty. Si i O pasi parehon, Hriste tin as she cries: It is Thee, O Christ,
O ton Adin skilefsas, ke ton Anthropon Having despoiled Hades and raised Anastasin! Who grants Resurrection to all!
anastisas, ti Anastasi Sou Hriste, humanity by Thy Resurrection, O R ESURREC TION I KOS - TO NE 1
axioson imas en kathara kardia, Christ, grant that with pure hearts
imnin ke Doxazin Se. we may Praise and Glorify Thee. Ton Anastanta Trimeron animnisomen, Let us praise as God All Powerful, the
os Theon Pantodinamon, ke Pilas tou One Who rose on the Third Day,
✞Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite ✞Praise Him with the sound of the
Adou sintripsanta, ke tous ap’ eonos smashed the Gates of Hades and
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
ek tafou egiranta, Miroforis ofthenta roused the age-long dead from the
harp.
kathos ivdokise, protes taftes to, grave, Who appeared to the
Tin Theoprepi Sou sigkatavasin As we Glorify Thy Divine Herete! fisas, ke Apostolis Haran Myrrhbearers, as it was His Good
Doxazontes, imnoumen Se Hriste: Condescension, we praise Thee, O minion, os Monos Oodotis. Othen Pleasure to say to them first of all:
etehthis ek Parthenou, ke ahoristos Christ: Thou were Born of a Virgin, Pisti e Ginekes Mathites Simvola Nikis Rejoice! And so revealing Joy to the
ipirhes to Patri; epathes os anthropos, yet Thou were not separated from evangelizonte, ke Adis stenazi, ke Apostles, as Only Giver of Life.
ke ekousios ipeminas Stavron; Anestis the Father. As Man Thou suffered Thanatos odirete, ke kosmos Therefore with Faith the Women
ek tou tafou, os ek pastados and willingly endured the Cross. Agallete, ke pantes sigkerousi; Si gar proclaim the Symbols of Victory to
proelthon, ina Sosi ton kosmon: Kyrie Thou rose from the grave, as though pareshes pasi, Hriste tin Anastasin. the Disciples, Hades groans, Death
Doxa Si! coming out of Thy Bridal Chamber, laments, the world exults, and all
so that Thou might Save the world.
Rejoice together: for Thou, O Christ,
Lord: Glory to Thee!
hast granted Resurrection to all.
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Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Tous asfalis ke Theofthongous kirikas, Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord, the
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and pipe
tin korifin ton Mathiton Sou Kyrie, Pinnacles of Thy Disciples, those
I korifea kripis ton Apostolon, ta panta O Peter, the Paramount Base of the proselavou is apolafsin, ton Agathon unerring Theologians and Preachers,
katelipes ke ikolouthisas, to Didaskalo Apostles, Thou left everything Sou ke Anapafsin, tous ponous gar to enjoy Thy Blessings and Repose.
voon afto. Sin Si Thanoume, ina ke behind and followed after Christ, the ekinon ke ton Thanaton, edexo iper For Thou accepted their Labours and
ziso tin makarian Zoin. Dio Holy Teacher, and said to Him: With pasan plokarposin, O MONOS their Death as being higher than any
memakarise ke anadedixe, tis Thee, O Master, I too shall die, so to GINOSKON TA EGKARDIA. Whole Burnt Offering, for ONLY
pammegistou ton poleon, doxa ke live the Blessed Life. Therefore we THOU KNOW WHAT IS IN THE HEART.
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ODI 7 Ouk elatrefsan ti ktisi i ODE 7 The Holy Children bravely
Tranoson mou tin glottan Sotir mou, Expand my tongue, O my Saviour; widen Theoforones para ton Ktisanta. Alla trampled upon the threatening fire,
platinon mou to stoma, ke plirosas my mouth and, filling it, pierce my piros apilin andrios patisantes, preferring not to worship created
afto, katanixon tin kardian mou, ina heart so that I may follow what I say, herontes epsallon. Iperimnite, O ton things rather than the Creator, and
is lego akolouthiso, ke a Diasko, piiso and what I impart, accomplish first; Pateron Kyrios ke Theos, Evlogitos i. they sang in Joy: “Blessed art Thou
protos, pas gar pion ke Didaskon, for great is he who puts into practice and praised above all: O Lord God of
Fisin, outos Megas Estin, ean gar lego what he preaches. Yet, if I say but our Fathers!”
mi pratton, os halkos ihon do not do, I am rendered a mere ODI 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we
logisthisome, Dio lalin mi ta deonta, cymbal peal. Hence, grant me to say Proskinoumen ton Kyrios. Worship the Lord!
ke piin ta simferonta dorise, O what is necessary, and to practise
MONOS GINOSKON TA EGKARDIA! what is excellent, for ONLY THOU Pedas evagis en ti kamino O Tokos tis The Offspring of the Theotokos saved
KNOW WHAT IS IN THE HEART! Theotokou diesosato, tote men the Holy Children in the furnace.
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tipoumenos, nin de energoumenos tin He Who was then prefigured has
ikoumenin apasan agiri psallousan. since been born on earth, and He
Ti Λ’ tou aftou minos, i Sinaxis ton On the 30th day of this month, we Ton Kyrion imnite ta Erga ke gathers together all Creation to sing:
Agion Endoxon ke panevfimon celebrate the Synaxis of the Holy, iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas. “O ye Works of the Lord: Bless ye the
Apostolon ton IB’ Glorious, and All Lauded Twelve Lord and exalt Him above all
Apostles. MAGNIFICAT 
forever!”
Tes ton Agion ke panevfimon Apostolon By their Holy Intercessions, O Christ K ATAV ASIA OF THE EVER BL ESSE D T HE OTOKOS - 9T H O DE

Presvies, O Theos, eleison imas. our God, have Mercy on us. Apas gigenis skiratato to pnevmati Let every mortaL born on earth,
Amin Amen lampadouhoumenos. Panigirizeto de carrying his lamp, in spirit leap for
K ATAV ASIA OF THE EVER BL ESSE D T HE OTOKOS - T ONE 4 ailon noon fisis, gererousa TA IERA Joy; and let the Orders of Angelic
THAVMASIA tis Theomitoros ke voato. Powers celebrate and honour THE
ODI 1 Anixo
to stoma mou ke ODE 1 Ishall open my mouth and the Heris, Pammakariste Theotoke Agni, HOLY FEAST of the Theotokos, and
plirothisete Pnevmatos ke logon Spirit will inspire it, and I shall utter Aiparthene. let them cry: “Hail, All Blessed
erevxome ti Vasilidi Mitri. Ke the words of my song to the Queen Theotokos, Pure and Ever Virgin!”
ofthisome fedros Panigirizon ke aso and Mother: I shall be seen SMALL LITANY & PRAISES 
gnothomenos TAFTIS TA THAVMATA. radiantly keeping Feast and S EC OND R E SU RREC TION E X AP OSTEILARION – T ONE 2
JOYFULLY PRAISING HER MIRACLES
Ton lithon deorisase, apokekilismenon, e Verily, when the Myrrh-bearing Women
ODI 3 Tous Sous Imnologous, Theotoke, ODE 3 O Mother of God, Thou living Mirofori eheron. Idon gar neaniskon, saw the stone rolled, they rejoiced;
izosa ke Afthonos Pigi, Thiason and plentiful Fount, grant strength kathimenon en to Tafo, ke aftos for they saw a Young Man sitting at
Sigkrotisantas Pnevmatikon, to those united in Spiritual taftees efi. Idou Hristos egigerte. the Tomb who said to them: Behold!
stereoson. Ke en ti Thia Doxi Sou Fellowship, who sing Hymns of Ipate sin to Petro tis Mathites. En to Christ has Risen! Tell the Disciples -
Stefanon Doxis Axioson. Praise to Thee: and in Thy Divine Ori fthasate Galileas, eki imin with Peter - to hasten to the
Glory grant them Crowns of Glory. ofthisete, os Proipe tis Filis! Mountain; for there He shall appear
to you as He foretold., His Beloved
4 Tin anexihniaston Thian Voulin ODE 4 Perceiving the Unsearchable
ODI Ones!
tis ek tis Parthenou Sarkoseos Sou to Purpose of God concerning Thine F E STAL EX APOSTE IL ARION – TH E T WEL VE AP OSTLE S - T ONE 2
Ipsistou O Profitis Abbakoum Incarnation from a Virgin, O Most
katanoon ekravgaxe. Doxa ti Dinami High, the Prophet Habakkuk cried: Ton Mathiton tin Pantimon Dodekada, Come, let us eagerly gather in Festive
Sou, Kyrie Glory to Thy Power, O Lord! harmonikos sindramomen eufimise. Gladness to sing in Praise of the All
5 The whole world was amazed Herete tin simpasan kiklosantes, ke Honoured Twelve Disciples, crying
ODI 5 Exesti ta simpanta epi ti Thia ODE
ton Ethnon zogrisantes, tas out: Rejoice! For you went all around
Doxi Sou. Si gar, apirogame at Thy Divine Glory: for Thou, O
kakopistous agelas, Mathitevthenton the world and taught the Truth of
Parthene, eshes en Mitra ton epi Virgin, Who has not known wedlock,
ta Thia. God, and caught the Gentile masses,
Panton Theon ke tetokas ahronon has been Translated from earth to
who previously were in error.
Iion, pasi tis imnousi Se Sotirian the Eternal Mansions to the Life
without end, bestowing Salvation T H E OTOKION – T ONE 2
vravevousa.
upon all who sing Thy praises. Imis en Si kavhometha Theotoke, ke is We Believers boast in Thee, O
ODI 6 TinThian Taftin ke Pantimon ODE 6 As we celebrate this Sacred and Theon Se ehomen prostasian. Theotokos, and after God we have
Solemn Feast of the Theotokos, let Ektinon tin hira Sou tin amahon, ke Thee as our Protector. Stretch out
Telountes Eortin i Theofrones tis
us come, clapping our hands, O thrafson tous ehthrous imon, Sis that unvanquishable hand of Thine,
Theomitoros, defte tas hiras
people of the Lord, and Glorifying eapostilon doulis, voithian ex Agiou. and demolish our enemies, and send
krotisomen, ton ex aftis tehthenta
God Who was Born of her. Help from the Holy Place to us,
Theon Doxazontes.
Thine unworthy servants.

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