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Akousasa eri tou Iisou, elthousa en to When she heard about Jesus, she went

ohlo opisthen, ipsato tou imatiou behind Him in the crowd and
Aftou. touched His garment.
Elege gar: “Oti kan ton iamation Aftou She thought: “If only I may touch His
apsome, sothisome.” garment, I shall be made well.” Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
Ke evtheos exiranthi i pigi tou ematos And iImmediately the source of her
aftis, ke egno to somati, oti Iate apo
tis mastigos.
bleeding dried up and she felt in her
body that she was Healed of the
Archdiocese of Good Hope
affliction.
Ke evtheos O Iisous - epingnous en Eafto And Jesus - immediately knowing in

Festal Matins & Divine Liturgy Hymns


tin ex Aftou Dinamin exelthousan - Himself that Power had gone out of
epistrafis en to ohlo, lelege: “Tis Mou Him - turned around in the crowd
ipsato ton imation?” and asked: “Who touched My
garment?” U SED TOGE TH ER WITH TH E S E RV IC E B OOKS

Ke elegon afto i Mathite Aftou: “Velpis And His Disciples said to Him: “Thou
ton ohlon sinthlivonta Se, ke legis: see the multitude thronging Thee
‘Tis mou ipsato?’”
Ke perievlepeto idin tin touto piisasan.
and Thou ask ‘Who touched Me?’”
And He looked around to see her who
had done so.
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I de Gyni, fovithisa ke tremousa, idiia O
gegonen ep’ afti, lithe ke prosepesen
The woman, fearing and trembling,
knowing what had happened to her, St Marina/Margarita
Afto, ke ipen Afto pasan tin Alithian. went and fell down before Him and G RE AT H OLY V IRGIN M ARTY R OF A NTIOCH
told Him the whole truth.
O de ipen afti: “Thigater, i Pistis Sou He said to her: “Daughter, your Faith
sesoke Se. Ipage is Irnin, ke isthi has made you well. Go in Peace,
Igiis apo tis mastigos Sou.” and be Healed of your affliction.”

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St Marina /Margaret of Antioch T H E E PISTLE OF S T P AUL TO TH E G AL ATIANS
OUR ADOPTION AS CO-HEIRS WITH CHRIST THROUGH OUR FAITH AND HOLY BAPTISM
3 : 23 – 4 : 5

Adelphi, pro tou elthin tin Pistin ipo Brethren: before Faith came, we were
St Marina (also known as St Margaret, St Marguerite, St Margarita) lived in what Nomon - efrouroumetha kept under guard by the Law – kept
is now modern-day Pisidia, Turkey, in the early fourth century. sigkeklismeni is tin mellousan Pistin for the Faith that would afterward be
St Marina was born in Asia Minor, in the city of Antioch of Pisidia (southern Asia apokalifthine. revealed.
Minor), into the family of a pagan priest.
In infancy she lost her mother, so her father put her into the care of a nursemaid,
Oste O Nomos Pedagogos imon - Therefore, the Law was our Tutor - to
who raised St Marina in the Orthodox Christian Faith. gegonen is Hriston, ina ek Pisteos bring us to Christ, so that we might
Upon learning that his daughter had converted to Christianity, the father angrily Dikeothomen. be Justified by Faith.
disowned her. Elthousis de tis Pisteos ouketi ipo After Faith has come, we are no longer
It was during the time of the incalculable persecution against Christians under pedagogon semen. under a Tutor.
Emperor Diocletian (284-305).
At the tender age of fifteen, St Marina was arrested and imprisoned.
Pantes gar ii Theou este dia tis Pisteos en You are all sons of God through Faith
Hristo Iisou. in Christ Jesus.
However, with unwavering Faith in the Divine Will of God and His Help, the
young Holy Martyr prepared for her impending contest. Osi gar is Hriston Evaptisthite, Hriston For as many of you as were Baptised
The Governor, Olymbrios, charmed by her beauty and purity, tried to persuade enedisasthe. into Christ have put on Christ.
her to renounce the Christian Faith and marry him. Ouk eni Ioudeos oude Ellin; ouk eni There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is
But the Saint adamantly refused all his offers, whereupon the vexed, frustrated
doulos oude eleftheros; ouk eni arsen neither slave nor free; there is
Governor handed her over to the executioners for the most hideous of
ke thili. neither male nor female.
tortures.
Having beaten her fiercely, they nailed the young Holy Martyr to a board and Pantes gar imis is este en Hristo Iisou. You are all one in Christ Jesus.
tore at her body with tridents. I de imis Hristou, ara tou Avraam If you are Christ’s then you are
Governor Olymbrios was unable to watch the horror of these brutal tortures on sperma, este ke kat’ Epangelian Abraham’s seed, and Heirs according
such an innocent and pure body, so he hid his face in his hands. Klironomi. to the Promise.
By the Grace of God, St Marina remained unyielding and steadfastly Faithful to
Christ – and when finally thrown back into the dungeon for the night, she Lego de, ef’ oson hronon O Klironomos - I say that the Heir – as long as he is a
received Heavenly Aid and Comfort, and was healed of all her appalling nipios estin - ouden diaferi doulou, child – does not differ at all from a
wounds. kyrios panton on, alla ipo Epitropous slave, although he is master of all,
Early the following morning, the torturers renewed their brutal punishment. esti ke Ikonomous ahri tis but is under Guardians and Stewards
They stripped her naked and tied her to a tree, then burnt her with flaming prothesmias tou Patros. until the time appointed by the
bunches of faggots. Father.
Barely alive, St Marina prayed aloud: “Lord, Thou hast granted me to go through Outo ke imis - ote imen nipii - ipo ta Even so, we – when we were children –
fire for Thy Name’s sake - grant me also to go through the Water of Holy stihia tou kosmou imen dedoulomeni. were in bondage under the elements
Baptism.” of the world.
The Governer heard her mention water so he immediately issued orders to
drown her in a large cauldron. Ote de lithe to pliroma tou hronou, When the fullness of time had come,
Then St Marina besought our Lord that this manner of execution should become Exapestilen O Theos ton Iion Aftou - God sent forth His Son – Born of a
for her Holy Baptism. Genomenon ek Gynekos, Genomenon Woman, Born under the Law - to
As they plunged her into the water, suddenly a Heavenly Light shone down ipo Nomon - ina tous ipo Nomon Redeem those who were under the
upon St Marina, and a snow-white dove hovered above her, bearing in its Exagorasi, ina tin Iiothesian Law, that we might receive the
beak a magnificant golden Crown. apolavomen. Adoption as sons.
The fetters that shackled St Marina fell apart and she was able to stand up in
T H E H OLY G OSPEL ACCO RD ING T O S T M ARK 5: 24 – 34
that cauldron that had become her Baptismal Font – and she loudly,
THE HEALING OF THE BLEEDING WOMAN ON THE WAY TO JAIRUS’ DYING DAUGHTER
triumphantly Glorified the Holy Trinity – God the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit. To kero ekino, ikolouthi to Iisou ohlos At that time, a great multitude followed
She emerged with her body completely healed - without any trace of her polis, ke sinethlivon afton. our Lord Jesus and thronged Him.
indescribable torments.
Astounded by such a great Divine Miracle, the people who had gathered to
Ke Gyni tis ousa en risi ematos eti And a certain Woman had a flow of
dodeka, ke polla pathousa ipo pollon blood for twelve years, and had
watch her execution, also began to loudly Glorify the One True and Living
Iatron, ke dapanisasa ta par’ eaftis suffered many things from many
God, and many of them accepted Christ as their Lord and Saviour, which
panta, ke miden ofelithisa, alla Physicians, and had spent all that
caused the wrath of the Roman authorities.
mallon is to hiron elthousa. she had and was no better but rather
Governor Olymbrios angrily issued orders for the immediately execution of
grew worse.
anyone who dared to Confess and Glorify Christ.
Consequently on that day, 15,000 Christians perished and the Great Holy Martyr,
St Marina was also beheaded by sword.

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The Martyrdom of St Marina was described by an eyewitness - named
Theotimos.

Festal Divine Liturgy Hymns St Marina


Until the devastating sacking of Constantinople by ungodly, Western Crusaders
- in 1204, the Holy Relics St Marina the Great Holy Martyr of Antioch were
perserved in the Panteponteia Monastery.
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, According to other sources, they remained in Antioch until 908 when they were
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS taken by the invaders to Italy.
At present St Marina’s Holy Relics are preserved in Athens, in a church that is
S M ALL E NTRANC E H YM NS dedicated to the Holy Virgin Martyr, and her venerable hand is preserved at
the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos.
F E STAL A P OLY TIKION - F E M ALE M ARTY RS – TO NE 4 May the memory of St Marina/Margarita be Eternal and may she continue to
intercede with God for the Salvation of our immortal soul.
I Amnas Sou Iisou, krazi megali ti foni. Thine Ewe-Lamb, O Jesus, with a loud
Se Nimfie mou potho, ke Se zitousa voice calls out: Thou, my Groom, do
athlo, ke sistavroume, ke sinthptome I long for, and suffer all in search for
to Vaptismo Sou. Ke pasho dia Se, os Thee, and I am crucified and buried
Vasilefso sin Si, ke thnisko iper Sou, with Thee in Baptism; and I suffer
ina ke ziso en Si. All os thisian
amomomn, prosdehou tin meta
for Thy Sake, in order to reign with
Thee, and give my life to Thee so
Festal Matins Hymns– St Marina
pothou tithisan Si. Aftis Presvies, os that I may live with Thee; but accept
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
eleimon, Soson tas psihas imon. as Pure Sacrifice, the one who THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
desired to give her life for Thee.
P SALM 117 /118
Through her Intercessions, O Most
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
Compassionate, Save our souls!
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
MENAION - FESTAL APOLYTIKION - ST MARINA/MARGARITA – TONE 1 Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
Mnistevthisa to Logo, Marina Endoxe, ton O Marina, when Thou were Betrothed
epigion tin shesin pasan katelipes, ke to the Logos, Thou left all Thy 1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
enithlisas lampros os kalliparthenos. earthly relationships behind, and oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
Ton gar aoraton ehthron katepatisas Thou famously contested as a 2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
sterros ofthenta Si, Athlifore. Ke nin Maiden Most Fine. For Thou Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove
pigazis to kosmo ton iamaton ta strenuously trampled upon the them back. ✶
Harismata. enemy when he appeared to Thee, O 3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti
Prizewinner. And to the world now Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
P ATRONAL AP OLY TIKION  Thou pour forth Cures and Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
Healings, by the Grace of God. F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – F E M ALE M ARTY R – T ONE 4

I Amnas Sou, Iisou, krazi megali ti Foni: Thine own Ewe-lamb cries to Thee
S EASONAL KO NTAKION - THE EVE R B LE SSED THEO TOKOS
Se Nimfie mou potho, ke Se zitousa aloud, O Jesus, and says: “For my
Prostasia ton Hristianon akateskhinte, O Protector of the Christians athlo, ke sistavroume ke sinthaptome Bridegroom I yearn, and seeking
mesitia pros ton Piitin ametathete, mi Unashamable, Mediator to the to Vaptismo Sou. Ke pasho dia Se, os Thee I now contend; and I am
Paridis, amartolon deiseon fonas, Creator Immovable, despise not, the Vasilefso Sin Si, ke Thnisko iper Sou, crucified and buried with Thee in
alla profthason os agathi, is tin pleading voices of those in sin, but ina ke ziso en Si. All os thisian Thy Baptism. I suffer for Thy Sake,
voithian imon, ton pistos hasten O Good One, to the Aid of amomon, prosdehou tin meta pothou that I may reign with Thee. I die for
kravgazonton Si: Tahinon is all of us, who in Faith cry out to tithisan Si. Aftis presvies, os eleimon, Thee so that I may also Live in Thee.
Presvian, ke spefson is ikesian, i Thee: speed up Thine Intercession, Soson tas psihas imon. Accept me as an Unblemished
prostatevousa ai, Theotoke, ton and present Thy Supplication, O Sacrifice as I offer myself to Thee
Timonton Se. Theotokos who always protects all with Love.” At her Entreaties and
those who honour Thee! Intercessions, Save our Souls, O
Merciful Lord.
F E STAL P ROKE IM E NON – P SALM 67 – T ONE 4 ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Thavmastos O Theos en tis Agiis Aftou! God is Marvellous in His Saints! and to the Holy Spirit

En Ekklisies Evlogite ton Theon! Bless the Lord in the Congregation!

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F E STAL A P OLY TIKION - S T M ARINA - TO NE (5) P L AGAL 1 Ouranothen Si Parthene, Theourgikos torture and punishment – even
Mnistevthisa to Logo, Marina Endoxe, O Marina, when Betrothed to the Logos, horigisanti. scorching fire. Thou succeeded in
doing so in Christ, Who, being God
ton epigion tin shesin pasan katelipes, Thou foresook all Thy earthly
from Heaven, granted Thee, O St
ke enithlisas lampros os relationships and famously
Marina, the Victory.
kalliparthenos. Ton gar aoraton contested as a most fine Maiden.
ehthron katepatisas sterros ofthenta For Thou strenuously trampled on ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Si, Athlifore. Ke nin pigazis to kosmo the enemy when he appeared to and to the Holy Spirit
ton iamaton ta harismata. Thee, O Prizewinner. And to the S T M ARINA OF A NTIOCH - T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
world now, Thou pour forth Cures
and Healings by the Grace of God. Athlitikin odefsasa odon, progonikin Thou escaped the plans of Thy parents,
exefiges voulin, Marina pansevasmie, and Thou travelled the Path of
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ke os men Parthenos fronimi, Martyrdom, O Marina, All Venerable
eonon. ages. lampadifors isilthes is tas ailas tou Maiden. As a Wise Virgin, Thy Lamp
Amin. Amen Kyriou Sou, os de martis andria, was burning brightly and Thou
T H E OTOKION
Harin elaves apelavnin pasan noson entered the Courts of Thy Lord. As a
ex anthropon. Alla ke imas tous Brave Martyr, Thou received the
Here, Pili Kyriou i Adiodeftos! Here, Hail, O impassable Gateway of God the imnountas Se, psihikon algidonon Grace to drive away every illness
Tihos ke Skepi ton prostrehonton is Lord! Hail, O Wall and Shelter of eleftheroson, tes pros Theon ikesies from people. We now pray that
Se! Here, ahimaste limin ke those who seek Refuge with Thee! Sou. Thou will free us who extol Thee
Apirogame! I temousa en sarki ton Hail, O Stormless Haven! O Maiden from pain and sickness
Piitin Sou ke Theon, presvevousa mi who knew not man yet gave Birth to
elipis, pier ton animnounton, ke Thy Creator and God. Never cease
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
proskinounton ton Tokon Sou!. Interceding on behalf of those who eonon. Ages.
extol and worship the Son Thou Amin Amen
S M ALL LI TANY ➔ bore! T H E OTOKION – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
M - F F K – S M - T 4
E NAION IRST ESTAL ATH ISM ATA T ARINA ONE
Theotoke, Si i i Ampelos i Alithini, i O Theotokos, Thou art the True Vine
Ton Oreotaton Hriston Agapisasa, ke di Thou truly Love our Beautiful Saviour, vlastisasa ton Karpon tis Zois. Se that produced the Fruit of Life. O
Agnias tin psihin Oraisasa, dia Christ, and through Thy Chastity iketevomen, presveve, Despina, meta Lady, we fervently Entreat Thee to
pantion ponon te ke thlipseon, touto Thy soul shone with Beauty, and ton Apostolon, ke panton ton Agion, Intercede, along with the Forerunner
katingiise, osper amomos Nimfi. thus, by means of every kind of eleithine tas psihas imon. and all the Saints, that our souls may
Othen Se ixiosen, Ouranion Labour and Distress, Thou Betrothed be treated mercifully.
Thalamon, iper imon presvevousan Thyself to Him, as Blameless Bride. G RE AT D OX OL OGY ➔
Afto, ton Se timonton Paraskevi So He granted Thee access to the F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – S T M ARINA - TO NE (5) P L AGAL 1
Panevfime. Heavenly Chambers. And Thou, O
All Lauded St Marina, earnestly pray
Mnistevthisa to Logo, Marina Endoxe, O Marina, when Thou were Betrothed to
to Him for us who now honour Thee. ton epigion tin shesin pasan the Logos, Thou left all Thy earthly
katelipes, ke enithlisas lampros os relationships behind, and Thou
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, kalliparthenos. Ton gar aoraton famously contested as a Maiden
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and ehthron katepatisas sterros ofthenta Most Fine. For Thou strenuously
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. Si, Athlifore. Ke nin pigazis to kosmo trampled upon the enemy when he
Amin Amen ton iamaton ta Harismata. appeared to Thee, O Prizewinner.
And to the world now Thou pour
T H E OTOKION – T ONE 4
forth Cures and Healings, by the
Ou siopisomen pote Theotoke, tas We, the unworthy, shall never be silent, Grace of God.
dinastias Sou lalin i anaxii. I mi gar O Theotokos, from proclaiming Thy
Si proistaso presvevousa, tis imas Powers. For were Thou not
errisato, ek tosouton kindinon, tis de concerned to Intercede for us, who
diefilaxen eos nin eleftherous? Ouk would have Delivered us from such
apostomen Despina ek Sou. Sous gar manifold dangers, and who else
doulous sozis ai, ek pantion dinon. would up to now have preserved us
in Freedom? O Lady, we shall not
depart from Thee, for Thou forever
Save Thy servants from every kind of
evil.

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F E STAL S TICHE RA - P SAL M 150 – S T M ARINA - TO NE 4 MENAION - SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA - ST MARINA- TONE 1
Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise Os amomos amnas, ke Agni to Kyrio, By Purity of Life, as a Lamb without
Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the greatness of sinifthis Mystikos, en semnotiti viou, blemish, Thou Mystically were joined
Megalosinis Aftou. His Majesty. to kalli tis athliseos, seaftin oraisasa. to our Lord, O Pure Maiden, and also
Poliodina vasana ipostine panendoxe, O All Glorious Maiden, Thou went to be Othen ilifas, ton iamaton tin Harin, adorned Thyself with the Beauty of
Iatrevousa ta arrostimata panta, Martyrdom. Therefore Thou
andriko fronimati iitomolisas. Ke ton tortured most painfully of Thine
Dinami tou Pnevmatos. received the Grace of God to Heal,
Ellinon sevasmata, os konin eleptinas. own accord with manly frame of
curing every type of ailment by the
Ke ton tyrannon ehthron, Athlifore mind; and Thou destroyed and
Power of the Spirit.
panevfime ton kavhomenon, reduced to dust the idols of the
iperanothen astron Thronon Thine, Si pagan Hellenes, and Thou roundly ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Katishinas Marina, ke tous laous put to shame the tyrannical enemy ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
katefotisas. who defiantly desired to place his eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
own throne above the stars, O All Amin Amen
Praised Victorious Marina, and Thou
T H E OTOKION
Enlightened all the people.
Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the Mitera Se Theou, epistametha pantes, All we who hasten to Thee and with
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and Parthenon Alithos, ke meta tokon yearning take Refuge in Thy
harp. fanisan, i potho katafevgontes, pros Benevolence, know that Thou art the
tin Sin Agathotita. Se gar ehomen, Mother of God, and after giving
Poliodina Vasana ipostine penendoxe, O All Glorious Maiden, Thou went to be amartoli prostasian, Se kektimetha, Birth, art Virgin in very Truth. For
andriko fronimati iitomolisas. Ke to tortured most painfully of Thine en pirasmis Sotirian, tin monin we sinners have Thee as our only
Ellinon sevasmata, os konin eleptinas. own accord with manly frame of panamomon. Protection. In temptation, we rely on
Ke ton tyrannon ehthron, Athlifore mind; and Thou destroyed and Thee for our Salvation, O Only All
panevfime ton kavhomenon, reduced to dust the idols of the F E STAL A NTIPH ONS & Blameless One!
iperanothen astron Thronon Thine, Si pagan Hellenes, and Thou roundly P SALM 50 
katishinas Marina. Ke tous laous put to shame the tyrannical enemy H Y MNS OF D IV INE ME RCY – T ONE 2
katefotisas. who defiantly desired to place his
own throne above the stars, O All ✞Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of the
Praised Victorious Marina, and Thou exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
Enlightened all the people. egklimaton.✶ the multitude of our
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✶ transgressions.✶
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit ✶
Ton arhekakon drakonta, ton tin Evan O Glorious Martyr Saint: by Thy
Now and ever, and to the Ages of
gimnosanta, paravasi proteron, Struggles Thou Piously bound the eonon.
Amin ✶ Ages.
Martys Endoxe, dia Stavrou dragon – author of evil – who of old
apenekrosas, agosi desmevsasa, tis had rendered Eva naked after her Amen ✶
septis Sou evsevos, Hriston Dinamin transgression; and by the Cross P RAYE R OF S AL V ATION ➔
ehousa. On iketeve, ek fthoras ke Thou put him to deth as well, having F E STAL KO NTAKION – S T M ARINA - T ONE 3
kindinon litrothine, tous en Pisti Christ as Thy Source of Strength.
ektelountas, tin aisevaston mnimin Pray Him earnestly to Redeem from Parthenias kallesi, pepikilmeni O Virgin Maiden, the beautiful Signs of
Sou. destruction and from peril those Parthene, Martyriou stigmasi, Virginity adorned Thee, and the
who faithfully observe now Thine stefanothisa Marina, emasin marks of Martyrdom were like a
Ever Venerable memory. athlitikis te rerantismeni, Thavmasi Crown, O Marina, sprinkled with the
katalamfthisa ton iamaton, efsevos drops of blood from Thy Contest,
Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; martis edexo, VRAVIA NIKIS TIS SIS glowing with Thy Cures and
Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let ATHLISEOS. Miracles, Thou were awarded as if
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise with a golden medal, AS VICTOR IN
the Lord. THE MARTYRIC GAMES.
Osper proika politimon, to Nimfio To the Bridegroom Thou brought a F E STAL O IKOS – S T M ARINA

prosigages, Athlifore Endoxe dimon Gift that was Precious, O Glorious To Nimfio Hristo, eroti tis kardias Sou From infancy Thou were consumed with
Agion, tis Thavmasiis Pistevsanta. Is Virgin Martyr – a people Sanctified
apo vrefous semni pirpolithisa, wholehearted Love for Christ the
Pisti etelesas, anotera ke pinon, ke who believed through Thy Miracles;
edrames, dorks os dipsosa piges Bridegroom, O Virtuous Maiden. So
piros kataflegontos, ke strevloseon, en by Faith Thou performed them all,
airitis, Parthenomartis, ke ti Athlisi Thou ran to Him, like a thirsty
Hristo diknimeni to tin Nikin, and Thou proved to be above every
seaftin sintirisasa, en to aftharto gazelle to ever-flowing Springs, and

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ontos tou Ktistou Sou, nimfi evkleis, Thou preserved Thyself in the piros apilin andrios patisantes, preferring not to worship created
thalamo efthasas estolismeni, Contest, and as a Glorious Bride herontes epsallon. Iperimnite, O ton things rather than the Creator, and
pepikilmeni, stefaniforos, Nikitis Thou reached the truly Eternal Pateron Kyrios ke Theos, Evlogitos i they sang in Joy: “Blessed art Thou
lampadiforos, evthalis, aftartou Chamber of Thy Creator, decorated, and praised above all: O Lord God of
nimfonos tihousa, ke dexameni os adorned, crowned, glowing as a our Fathers!”
hrision, vravia Nikis tis Sis Athliseos. torch-bearing Victor; and Thou were ODI 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we
awarded as if with a gold medal, as Proskinoumen ton Kyrios. Worship the Lord!
Victor in the Martyric Games.
S Y NAX ARION – 17 JU LY
Pedas evagis en ti kamino O tokos tis The Offspring of the Theotokos saved
Theotokou diesosato, tote men the Holy Children in the furnace.
Ti IZ’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi tis Agias On the 17 day of this month we
th tipoumenos, nin de energoumenos He Who was then prefigured has
Megalomartiros Marinis. Commemorate the Holy Great tin ikoumenin apasan agiri since been born on earth, and He
Martyr, St Marina of Antioch, psallousan. Ton Kyrion imnite ta gathers together all Creation to sing:
Pisidia. Erga ke iperipsoute is pantas tous “O ye Works of the Lord: Bless ye the
eonas. Lord and exalt Him above all
Mnimi ton Agion Martyron Speratou ke On this day we Commemorate the
forever!”
Vironikis. Holy Martyrs St Speraton and St M AGNIF IC AT ➔
Veronica.
Tes afton Agiis presvies, O Theos, By their Holy Intercessions, O God, K ATAV ASIA OF THE EVER BL ESSE D T HE OTOKOS - 9T H O DE

eleison imas. 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 I shall 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 S M ALL LI TANY & P RAISES 
gnothomenos TAFTIS TA THAVMATA. radiantly keeping Feast and
JOYFULLY PRAISING HER MIRACLES F E STAL EX APOSTIL ARION – S T M ARINA - TO NE 3
ODI 3 Tous Sous Imnologous, Theotoke, ODE 3 OMother of God, Thou living Marina Martys Kyriou, ke Marina the Holy Martyr and Fair
izosa ke Afthonos Pigi, Thiason and plentiful Fount, grant strength kalliparthene Nimfi, rise laon Sou ke Virgin Bride of the Lord: rescue
Sigkrotisantas Pnevmatikon, to those united in Spiritual polin, ekdisopousa ton Theon, opos Thy people and city by Thine
stereoson. Ke en ti Thia Doxi Sou Fellowship, who sing Hymns of risthomen i pantes, fthoras orgis ke insistent Prayers to God, so that e
Stefanon Doxis axioson. Praise to Thee: and in Thy Divine kindinon. all be delivered from wrath,
Glory grant them Crowns of Glory. destruction and perils.
ODI 4 Tin anexihniaston Thian Voulin ODE 4 Perceiving the Unsearchable
tis ek tis Parthenou sarkoseos Sou to Purpose of God concerning Thine T H E OTOKION – T ONE 3
Ipsistou O Profitis Abbakoum Incarnation from a Virgin, O Most
katanoon ekravgaxe. Doxa ti Dinami High, the Prophet Habakkuk cried: Hrisoplokotate Pirge, ke Dodekatihe O Pure Gold Tower, and Twelve Walled
Glory to Thy Power, O Lord! polis, iliostalakte Throne, Kathedra City, O Throne aglitter with
Sou, Kyrie
tou Vasileos, akatanoiton Thavma, sunshine, Magnificent Chair of the
5 Exesti ta simpanta epi ti Thia ODE 5 The whole world was amazed
ODI pos galouhis ton Despotin? King, Incomprehensible Wonder,
Doxi Sou. Si gar, apirogame at Thy Divine Glory: for Thou, O how did Thou nurse the Master?
Parthene, eshes en Mitra ton epi Virgin, Who has not known wedlock,
Panton Theon ke tetokas ahronon has been Translated from earth to L AUD S : TH E P RAISE S TO G OD - P SAL M 148
Iion, pasi tis imnousi Se Sotirian the Eternal Mansions to the Life ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD
vravevousa. without end, bestowing Salvation
upon all who sing Thy praises. Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
ODI 6 Tin
Thian Taftin ke Pantimon ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
ODE 6 As we celebrate this Sacred
Telountes Eortin i Theofrones tis Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
Theomitoros, defte tas hiras and Solemn Feast of the Theotokos,
let us come, clapping our hands, O to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
krotisomen, ton ex aftis tehthenta
Theon Doxazontes. people of the Lord, and Glorifying Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
God Who was Born of her. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
ODI 7 Ouk
elatrefsan ti ktisi i
Theoforones para ton Ktisanta. Alla ODE 7 The
Holy Children bravely Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
trampled upon the threatening fire,
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