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Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns


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Festal Matins Hymns – Synaxis of the Apostles
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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
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
3. Para
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶
Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti
3.
in the Name of the Lord I drove
them back. ✶
This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
Abbot Georgios Kapsanis
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶
Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
M E NAION - F E STAL AP OLY TIKION – THE OTOKOS ’ R OBE
T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4

Theotoke Aiparthene, ton anthropon i O Ever Virgin Theotokos, Shelter for The Holy Church of Christ
Skepi, Esthita ke Zonin tou ahrantou mankind – Thou hast granted to Thy
Sou Somatos, kratean ti poli Sou City as a Protective Wall, the Cures our deformation
pervolin edoriso, to asporo Toko Sou Vestments and Cincture that Thou
through Her Teachings,
aftharta diaminanta. Epi Si gar ke wore upon Thine Immaculate Body.
fisi kenotomite ke hronos. Dio By Thy Seedless Childbirth, they through the Holy Gospel Message,
disopoumen Se, Irinin ti Ikoumeni have remained incorrupt. For in
dorisasthe, ke tes psihes imon to Thee, both nature and time are made through Asceticism,
Mega Eleos. unique. Wherefore, we implore
Thee: Grant Peace to Thy through Her Holy Mysteries
commonwealth, and to our soul
Great Mercy. and through the Pastoral Care
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, of Her Faithful Bishops and Priests.
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
Theotoke Aiparthene, ton anthropon i O Ever Virgin Theotokos, Shelter for
Skepi, Esthita ke Zonin tou ahrantou mankind – Thou hast granted to Thy
Sou Somatos, kratean ti poli Sou City as a Protective Wall, the
pervolin edoriso, to asporo Toko Sou Vestments and Cincture that Thou
aftharta diaminanta. Epi Si gar ke wore upon Thine Immaculate Body.
fisi kenotomite ke hronos. Dio By Thy Seedless Childbirth, they
disopoumen Se, Irinin ti Ikoumeni have remained incorrupt. For in
dorisasthe, ke tes psihes imon to Thee, both nature and time are made
Mega Eleos. unique. Wherefore, we implore
Thee: Grant Peace to Thy
S M ALL LI TANY  commonwealth, and to our soul
Great Mercy.

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M E NAION - F IRST F ESTAL KATHISM A – T HE OTOKOS ’ R OBE –
“Idou gar apo tou nin Makariousi me “For behold: henceforth all generations TONE 4
pase e genee. Oti epiise mi Megalia O will call me Blessed; for He Who is
dinatos ke Agionto Onoma Aftou! Mighty has done great things for me, Tis septis Esthitos Sou, ti katathesi, Thy Faithful People, joyfully celebrate
and Holy is His Name!” Eortazi simeron O Sos panimnite the Feast of the Bestowel of Thy
laos, ke ektenos anakrazi Si. Here, Robe, today, O All Lauded, and
Emine de Mariam sin afti osi minas tris And Mary remained with her about
Parthene, Hristanon to Kavhima! intently cry out to Thee: Hail! O
ke ipestrepsen is ton ikon aftis. three months, and returned to her Virgin, the Christians’ Boast!
home.
✞ 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
Tis septis Esthitos Sou, ti katathesi, Thy Faithful People, joyfully celebrate
Eortazi simeron O Sos panimnite the Feast of the Bestowel of Thy
laos, ke ektenos anakrazi Si. Here, Robe, today, O All Lauded, and
Parthene, Hristanon to Kavhima! intently cry out to Thee: Hail! O
Virgin, the Christians’ Boast!
M E NAION - S EC OND FE STAL KATHIS MA – THE OTOKOS ’ R OBE -
TONE 4

Eortazi simeron, i ikoumeni, tin septin Celebrating today the Bestowal of Thy
katathesin, tis Sis Esthitos O semni, ke Robed is the entire world, O Lady,

Elder Ephraim of Katounakia


meta pothou kravgazi Si. Here, Modest and All Pure, longingly
Parthene, Piston i Voithia! crying out to Thee: “Hail! O Virgin,
the Help of all Believers!”
✞ 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.
The mountains, the hills, the trees,
Amin Amen
the birds and the beasts. . .
Eortazi simeron, i ikoumeni, tin septin Celebrating today the Bestowal of Thy
the sea and the fish . . . all Creation katathesin, tis Sis Esthitos O semni, ke Robed is the entire world, O Lady,
meta pothou kravgazi Si. Here, Modest and All Pure, longingly
praises our Lord our God. Parthene, Piston i Voithia! crying out to Thee: “Hail! O Virgin,
the Help of all Believers!”
But, because we have darkened Psalm 50/51 
F E STAL KO NTAKION – TH E OTOKOS ’ R OBE - T ONE 4
the Understanding of our soul
Perivolin pasi Pistis aftharsias, Thou hast bestowed Thy Sacred
we can comprehend very little of it all! Theohartote Agni edoriso, tin Ieran Garment, O Lady, to be a Robe of
Esthita Sou, meth’ is to Ieron, Soma Incorruption, O Pure One, for all the
Sou eskepasas, Skep Thia anthropon. Faithful, O Holy Protection of
Isper tin katathesin, Eortazomen mankind, for with it Thou hast
potho, ke ekvoontes krazomen Pistos. arrayed Thy Most Pure, Sacred Body.
✞ Here, Parthene, Hristianon to Now, with longing, we observe the
Kavhima! Feast of its bestowal, and with loud
voices we cry out with Faith: Hail, O
Virgin, the Boast of Christians
everywhere!
F E STAL I KOS – T HE OTOKOS ’ R OBE

Tin katharan ke Alithi Skinin tou Theou The Pure and True Tabernacle of God
the Logos, the Animate Cloud, and
Logou, tin empsihon nefelin, ke
the Jar of Manna, Mary the
stamnon tin tou Manna, tin
Theotokos: let us all who were
Theotokon Mariam, pantes i
Saved by Her Child in Faith, address
sothentes dia tou Tokou Aftis en Pisti

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Makarisomen, ke tin septin, Esthita Her as “Blessed” and let us caress Presence – called the Holy Place.
prosptixometha, iper ton Despotin Her August Robe in which She had Meta de to Defteron katapetasma skini i Behind the the Second Curtain stood a
perishousa, os vrefos evastase wrapped our Master and held Him as
legomeni Agia Agion - hrisoun Tabernacle – the Holy of Holies –
foresanta sarka, di’ isper ton vroton i an Infant, when He had become
ehousa thimiatirion ke tin kivoton tis having the Golden Altar of Incense
fisi epirthi pros metarsion Zoin ke Incarnate. Through Her, our human
diathikis perikekalimmenin and the Ark of the Covenant covered
Vasilian. Othen gegithotes, nature was elevated to Supernal Life
pantothen hrisio, en i stamnos hrisi on all sides with Gold, which
kravgazomen Megalofonos. ✞ Here, and Kingdom. Wherefore, in a loud
ehousa to Manna ke Ravdos Aaron i contained a golden Urn holding the
Parthen, Hristianon to Kavhima. voice, we cry out to her with Joy: ✞
Vlastisasa ke e places tis diathikis. Manna, Aaron’s Rod that budded,
Hail, O Virgin, the Boast of All
and the Tablets of the Covenant.
Christians!
S Y NAX ARION – 2 JUL Y Iperano de aftis Herouvim Doxis Above it were the Cherubim of Glory,
Kataskiazonta to ilastrion. overshadowing the Mercy Seat.
Ti B’ to aftou minos, Mnimin pioumetha On the 2 day nd
of July, we
tis en ti Agia Soro katatheseos tis Commemorate the Placement of the Peri on ouk esti nin legin kata meros. Of these things we cannot now speak in
Timias Esthitos tis Iperagias Precious Robe of the Most Holy detail.
Theotokou, en Vlahernes, epi Leontos Theotokos in Her Holy Shrine at Touton de outo kateskevsasmenon is These preparations having thus been
tou Megalou, ke Virinis tis aftou Blachernae, during the reign of men tin protin skinin dia pantos made, the Priests went continually
gynekos. Emperor Leo the Great and his wife, isiasin i ieris tas latrias epitelountes, into the Outer Tabernacle,
Berina. is de tin defteran apax tou eniaftou performing their Ritual duties, but
Ti afi imera, Mnimi tis Athliseos tou On this day, we Commemorate the monos O Arhierefs, ou horis ematos, into the Second Tabernacle only the
Martyros Kointou, ke mnimi tou en Contest of the Holy Martyr, St O prosferi iper eaftou ke ton tou laou High Priest goes, and he but once a
Agiis Patros imon Iouvenaliou, Quintos, and we Commemorate our agnoimaton. year, and not without taking blood,
Arhiepiskopou Ierosolimon. Father among the Saunts, St Juvenal, which he offers for himself and for
Archbishop of Jerusalem. the errors of the people.
H G A S L 1 : 39 – 49 & 56
Tes afton Agiis Presvies, O Theos, By their Holy Intercessions, O God, have OLY OSPE L CC ORD ING TO T UKE

eleison imas. Mercy on us. En tes imeres anastasa de Mariam taftes PRIEST In those days Mary arose and went
Amin Amen eporevthi is tin orinin meta spoudis is in haste to the hill country, to a city
K ATAV ASIA OF THE EVER BL ESSE D T HE OTOKOS - T ONE 4
polin Iouda, k isilthen is ton ikon of Judah, and she entered the house
Zahariou ke ispasato in Elisavet. of Zachariah and greeted Elizabeth.
1 Anixo to stoma mou ke I shall open my mouth and the
ODI ODE 1
Ke egeneto os ikousen i Elisavet tou And when Elizabeth heard the greeting
plirothisete Pnevmatos ke logon Spirit will inspire it, and I shall utter
aspasmon tis Marias, eskirtise to of Mary, the babe leapt in her womb;
erevxome ti Vasilidi Mitri. Ke the words of my song to the Queen
vrefos enti kilia aftis. Ke eplisthi and Elizabeth was filled with the
ofthisome fedros Panigirizon ke aso and Mother: I shall be seen
Pnevmatos Agiou i Elisavet ke Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a
gnothomenos TAFTIS TA THAVMATA. radiantly keeping Feast and
anefonise foni megali ke ipen: loud cry: “Blessed art Thou among
JOYFULLY PRAISING HER MIRACLES
Evlogimeni Si en ginexi ke women, and Blessed is the Fruit of
ODI 3 TousSous Imnologous, Theotoke, ODE 3 O Mother of God, Thou living Evlogimenos O Karpos tis Kilias Sou. Thy Womb!
izosa ke Afthonos Pigi, Thiason and plentiful Fount, grant strength
“Ke pothen mi touto ina elthi i Mitir tou “And why is this granted to me, that the
Sigkrotisantas Pnevmatikon, to those united in Spiritual
Kyriou mou pros me? Mother of my Lord should come to
stereoson. Ke en ti Thia Doxi Sou Fellowship, who sing Hymns of
me?
Stefanon Doxis Axioson. Praise to Thee: and in Thy Divine
Glory grant them Crowns of Glory. “Idou gar os egeneto i foni tou “For behold, when the sound of Thy
Perceiving aspasmou Sou is ta ota mou, greeting came to my ears, the babe in
ODI 4 Tin anexihniaston Thian Voulin ODE 4 the Unsearchable
eskirtisen en agalliasi to vrefos en ti my womb leaped for Joy.
tis ek tis Parthenou Sarkoseos Sou to Purpose of God concerning Thine
kilia mou.
Ipsistou O Profitis Abbakoum Incarnation from a Virgin, O Most
katanoon ekravgaxe. Doxa ti Dinami High, the Prophet Habakkuk cried: “Ke Makaris i pistevsasa oti este teliosis “And Blessed is she who believed, for
Sou, Kyrie Glory to Thy Power, O Lord! tis lelalimenis afti para Kyriou. there would be a Fulfilment of what
5 The whole world was amazed was spoken to her from the Lord.”
ODI 5 Exesti
ta simpanta epi ti Thia ODE
Doxi Sou. Si gar, apirogame at Thy Divine Glory: for Thou, O “Ke ipe Mariam: Megalini i psihi mou And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the
Parthene, eshes en Mitra ton epi Virgin, Who has not known wedlock, ton Kyrion ke igaliase to pnevma Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God
Panton Theon ke tetokas ahronon has been Translated from earth to mou epi to Theo to Sotiri mou, oti my Saviour, for He has regarded the
Iion, pasi tis imnousi Se Sotirian the Eternal Mansions to the Life epevlepsen epi tin tapinosin tis doulis lowly estate of His handmaiden!
vravevousa. without end, bestowing Salvation Aftou.
upon all who sing Thy praises.

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disopoumen Se, Irinin ti Ikoumeni have remained incorrupt. For in ODI 6 Tin Thian Taftin ke Pantimon ODE 6 As we celebrate this Sacred and
dorisasthe, ke tes psihes imon to Thee, both nature and time are made
Telountes Eortin i Theofrones tis Solemn Feast of the Theotokos, let
Mega Eleos. unique. Wherefore, we implore
Theomitoros, defte tas hiras us come, clapping our hands, O
Thee: Grant Peace to Thy
krotisomen, ton ex aftis tehthenta people of the Lord, and Glorifying
commonwealth, and to our soul
Theon Doxazontes. God Who was Born of her.
Great Mercy.
I SOD IKON – T ONE 2 ODI 7 Ouk elatrefsan ti ktisi i ODE 7 The Holy Children bravely
Theoforones para ton Ktisanta. Alla trampled upon the threatening fire,
Defte proskinisomen ke prospesomen Come, let us worship and bow down piros apilin andrios patisantes, preferring not to worship created
Hristo. before Christ. herontes epsallon. Iperimnite, O ton things rather than the Creator, and
Soson imas Iie Theou, O en Agiis Save us, O Son of God Who art Pateron Kyrios ke Theos, Evlogitos i. they sang in Joy: “Blessed art Thou
Thavmastos, psalontas Si: Allilouia! Wondrous in Thy Saints, who sing to and praised above all: O Lord God of
Thee: Alliluia! our Fathers!”
M E NAION - A P OLYTIKION – T H EOTOKOS ’ R OBE - T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4 ODI 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we
Proskinoumen ton Kyrios. Worship the Lord!
Theotoke Aiparthene, ton anthropon i O Ever Virgin Theotokos, Shelter for
Skepi, Esthita ke Zonin tou ahrantou mankind – Thou hast granted to Thy Pedas evagis en ti kamino O Tokos tis The Offspring of the Theotokos saved
Sou Somatos, kratean ti poli Sou City as a Protective Wall, the Theotokou diesosato, tote men the Holy Children in the furnace.
pervolin edoriso, to asporo Toko Sou Vestments and Cincture that Thou tipoumenos, nin de energoumenos tin He Who was then prefigured has
aftharta diaminanta. Epi Si gar ke wore upon Thine Immaculate Body. ikoumenin apasan agiri psallousan. since been born on earth, and He
fisi kenotomite ke hronos. Dio By Thy Seedless Childbirth, they Ton Kyrion imnite ta Erga ke gathers together all Creation to sing:
disopoumen Se, Irinin ti Ikoumeni have remained incorrupt. For in iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas. “O ye Works of the Lord: Bless ye the
dorisasthe, ke tes psihes imon to Thee, both nature and time are made Lord and exalt Him above all
Mega Eleos. unique. Wherefore, we implore M AGNIF IC AT  forever!”
Thee: Grant Peace to Thy K ATAV ASIA OF THE EVER BL ESSE D T HE OTOKOS - 9T H O DE
commonwealth, and to our soul
Great Mercy. Apas gigenis skiratato to pnevmati Let every mortaL born on earth,
K ONTAKION - TH E E VER B LE SSED T HE OTOKOS – T ONE 4
lampadouhoumenos. Panigirizeto de carrying his lamp, in spirit leap for
ailon noon fisis, gererousa TA IERA Joy; and let the Orders of Angelic
Perivolin pasi Pistis aftharsias, As a Robe of Incorruption, hast Thou THAVMASIA tis Theomitoros ke voato. Powers celebrate and honour THE
Theoharitote Agni edoriso tin Ieran bestowed Thy Sacred Garment, O Heris, Pammakariste Theotoke Agni, HOLY FEAST of the Theotokos, and
Esthita Sou, meth’ is to Ieron, Soma Pure One, for all the Faithful, for Aiparthene. let them cry: “Hail, All Blessed
Sou eskepasas, Skepi Thia anthropon. with it Thou hast arrayed Thy Most Theotokos, Pure and Ever Virgin!”
Isper tin katathesin, Eortazomen Pure Body, O Divine Protector of SMALL LITANY & PRAISES TO THE
potho, ke ekvoontes krazomen Pistos mankind. Wherefore, with longing, LORD 
Here Parthen, Hrisanon to Kavhima. we observe the Feast of its M E NAION - F E STAL EX APOSTEILARION – TH EOTOKOS – TONE 3
Deposition, and we cry out loudly
with Faith: Hail, O Virgin, Christians’ Moni ke fisin ke hronon, ekenisas Only Thou, O Theotokos, made novel
Theomitor. Afthoros gar Sou O both time and nature. Thy
Boast!
Tokos, afthartos ke i Esthis, di’ is tin Childbirth had no corruption, and
F E STAL P ROKE IM E NON – S ONG OF T HE OTOKOS – T ONE 3 polin Sou skepis, i ke ta skiptra, tis
Thy Robe remains incorrupt.
efsevias kratinis. (2)
Megalini i psihi mou ton Kyrion, ke My soul Magnifies our Lord, and my Thereby Thou shelters Thy City;
igalliase to Pnevma mou epi to Theo spirit has Rejoiced in God my thereby Thou Strengthens the
to Sotiri mou! Saviour! Sceptres of Pious Rulers. (2)
Oti epevlepsen epi tin tapinosin tis For He hath regarded the lowly state of L AUD S : TH E P RAISE S TO G
ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD
OD P SAL M 148
doulis Aftou. Idou gar, apo tou nin His handmaiden. For behold,
Makariousi me pase e genee! henceforth all generations shalt call Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
me “Blessed.” ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
T H E E PISTLE OF S T P AUL TO TH E H EBRE WS 9 : 1 – 7 Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
Adelphi: ihen i proti Skini Dikeomata Brethren: the First Covenant had
Latrias to te Agion Kosmikon. Regulations for worship and an Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
earthly Sanctuary. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
Skini gar kateskevasthi - i proti en i ite A Tabernacle was prepared – the outer
lihnia ke i Trapeze ke i prosthesis ton one, in which were the Lampstand
Arton – i tis legete Agia. and the Table and the Bread of the

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M E NAION –L AU DS - FE STAL S TIHE RA – THE OTOKOS ’ R OBE – T ONE 4 teeming with all the Gifts of the Holy
Enite afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise Spirit.
Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the Greatness of ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty. ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
I Sofos i katehousa, tin Esthita Sou The reliquary that contains Thy Robe, O eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Ahrante, Kovotos tis doulis Sou Immaculate, is for us Thy servants Amin Amen
Agiasmatos, ke Ieron peritihisma, ke an Ark of Holiness, a Sacred Wall M E NAION – THE OTOKOS ’ R OBE - T ONE 4
Doxa ke Kavhima, ke iaseon Pigi, that surrounds us all, our Glory and
kath’ ekastin gnorizete, entha Pride and Joy, and the Source of Frena katharantes ke noun, Sin tis Cleansed in heart and mind, let us keep
simeron, Ieros athristhentes, many Cures. Every day we Angelis ke imis panigirisomen, fedrs the Feast together with the Angels,
animnoumen, tap olla Sou Megalia, acknowledge this. Wherefore today exarhontes, daitikin melodian, ti joyfully addressing the Song of
ke ton Thavmaton to Pelagos. we solemnly gather to Extol Thee neanidi nimfi tou Vasileos Hristou tou David to the Maiden Bride of Christ
and Thy Great Deeds of many and Theou imon. Anastithi, Kyrie, our God, the King of all! Let us say:
inexhaustible Miracles. legontes is tin anapafsin Sou, Si ke i Arise, O Lord, into Thy Resting Place,
Kivotos tou Agiasmatos Sou. Os gar Thou and the Ark of Thy Holiness,
Enite afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the palation terpnon, taftin katekosmisas, for Thou hast adorned her as a
afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and ke kateklirosas aftin ti poli Sou Palace of Delight. Thou hast granted
harp. Despota, peripiisthe ke Skepin, ek Her, O Master, as an Inheritance to
I Sofos i katehousa, tin Esthita Sou The reliquary that contains Thy Robe, O polemion varvaron, ti kratea dinami Thy people, to Preserve and Shelter
Ahrante, Kovotos tis doulis sou Immaculate, is for us Thy servants Sou, tes ikesies aftis. them by Thy Mighty Power from
Agiasmatos, ke Ieron peritihisma, ke an Ark of Holiness, a Sacred Wall their enemies through Her
Doxa ke Kavhima, ke iaseon Pigi, that surrounds us all, our Glory and GREAT DOXOLOGY  Supplications!
kath’ ekastin gnorizete, entha Pride and Joy, and the Source of M E NAION - F E STAL AP OLY TIKION – THE OTOKOS ’ R OBE
simeron, Ieros athristhentes, many Cures. Every day we T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4
animnoumen, tap olla Sou Megalia, acknowledge this. Wherefore today
ke ton Thavmaton to Pelagos. we solemnly gather to Extol Thee
Theotoke Aiparthene, ton anthropon i O Ever Virgin Theotokos, Shelter for
and Thy Great Deeds of many and Skepi, Esthita ke Zonin tou ahrantou mankind – Thou hast granted to Thy
inexhaustible Miracles. Sou Somatos, kratean ti poli Sou City as a Protective Wall, the
pervolin edoriso, to asporo Toko Sou Vestments and Cincture that Thou
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance; aftharta diaminanta. Epi Si gar ke wore upon Thine Immaculate Body.
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and pipe. fisi kenotomite ke hronos. Dio By Thy Seedless Childbirth, they
disopoumen Se, Irinin ti Ikoumeni have remained incorrupt. For in
Ide topos erdoxos, ide ikos aifotos en O Behold the place that is Glorious!
dorisasthe, ke tes psihes imon to Thee, both nature and time are made
tethisavriste tis Theopedox, Esthis Behold the House ever Luminous, in
which is Graced Treasure of the Mega Eleos. unique. Wherefore, we implore
Timia ti Hariti. Proselthete anthropi, Thee: Grant Peace to Thy
Fotismon ke ilasmon, ex aftis honoured Robe that once belonged
to the Maiden of God! O people, commonwealth, and to our soul
aparisasthe, ke voisate, efharisto Great Mercy.
kardia, Panagia, Evlogoumen Se approach today and draw from it
Parthene, i sesosmeni to Toko Sou. Lumination and Clemency for
yourselves, crying out to Her with
heartfelt gratitude: “We Bless thee,
O All Holy Virgin, for we are Saved

Festal Liturgy Hymns - Theotokos’ Robe


by the Son Thou bore!
Enite afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
afton en kimvalis alalagmou. praise Him with loud cymbals. Let KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW
Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
the Lord. H Y MNS OF THE S MALL EN TRANCE : I SOD IKON

Tin Agian katathesin, tis Esthitos Sou With Great Joy we Commemorate the
Bestowal of Thine August Garment M E NAION - A P OLYTIKION – T HE OTOKOS ’ R OBE - T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4
Despina, Eortin kektimetha,
evfrenomeni, oti ti Poli Sou simeron, in Thy City today, O Lady, with Theotoke Aiparthene, ton anthropon i O Ever Virgin Theotokos, Shelter for
dothine ixiosas, Ieran Pervolin, festivities, for Thou hast counted her
Skepi, Esthita ke Zonin tou ahrantou mankind – Thou hast granted to Thy
filaktirion asilon, doron Timion, worthy to receive it as a Defensive
Sou Somatos, kratean ti poli Sou City as a Protective Wall, the
anafereton plouton Iamaton Wall, as Protection Inviolate, as a
pervolin edoriso, to asporo Toko Sou Vestments and Cincture that Thou
potamon pepliromenon, ton Precious Gift, as a steadfast Wealth
aftharta diaminanta. Epi Si gar ke wore upon Thine Immaculate Body.
Harismaton tou Pnevmatos. of Cures, and a Healing River
fisi kenotomite ke hronos. Dio By Thy Seedless Childbirth, they

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