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Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios Athanatos, Eleison imas.

F e s t a l

A p o l y t i k i o n

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

H o l y

A s c e t i c s

O Theos ton Pateron imon, O Pion

ai meth’ imon kata tin

epiikian, mi apostrisis to Eleos Sou af imon, alla tes afton ikesies, en Irini kivernison tin Zoin imon.

Sin

O God of our Father, since Thou

always deal with

accordance with Thy Gentleness, do not withdraw Thy Mercy from us, but at their

in

us

Fervent Entreaties, navigate our Life in Peace.

in us Fervent Entreaties, navigate our Life in Peace. B B B y y y t

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20. M A T I N S

H Y M N S – Saturday of the Holy Ascetics – 25 February 2012

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Prosdexe

kathimenos en Dexia tou Patros, ke Eleison imas.

Oti Si i Monos Agios, Si i Monos Kyrios, Iisous Hristos, is Doxan Theou Patros.

Amin.

Kath’ ekastin imeran Evlogiso Se, ke Enesio to Onoma Sou is ton eona ke is ton Eona tou Eonos.

Kataxioson, Kyrie, en ti emera tafti anamartitous filahthine imas.

Evlogitos I, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron imon, ke Eneton ke Dedoxasmenon to Onoma Sou is tous Eonas.

Amin

Genito, Kyrie, to eleos Sou ef imas, kathaper Ilipisamen epi Se.

O

tin

deisin

imon,

Evlogitos i, Kyrie, didaxon me ta Dikeomata Sou. [3]

Kyrie, katafigi, egenithis imin en genea ke genea. Ego ipa: Kyrie, eleison me, iase tin psihin mou oti imarton Si.

Kyrie, Pros Se katefigon; didaxon me tou piin to Thelima Sou, oti Si I O Theos mou.

Oti para Si Pigi Zois; en to Foti Sou opsometha Fos.

Paratinon

to

Eleos

ginoskousi Se.

Sou

tis

Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros,

Agios

Athanatos,

eleison

imas.[3]

 

Doxa

Patri

ke

Io

ke Agio

Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

Agios Athanatos, eleison imas.

Receive our Prayer, Thou Who sits at the right Hand of the Father, and have Mercy on us.

For Thou alone art Holy, Thou alone art Lord, Jesus Christ, to the Glory of God the Father.

Amen

Every day I will Bless Thee, and praise Thy Name forever and to the Ages of Ages.

Grant, O Lord, this day to keep us without sin.

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers, and praised and Glorified is Thy Name unto the Ages.

Amen

May Thy Mercy O Lord, be upon us, as we have put our Hope in Thee.

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy Statutes [3]

Lord, Thou hast been our Refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee.

O Lord, to Thee have I fled; teach me to do Thy Will, for Thou art my God.

For with Thee is the Fountain of

Life;

in Thy Light we shall see

Light.

Extend Thy Mercy to those who know Thee.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

[3]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amen

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

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Festal Idiomelon Holy Ascetics -

TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Osii Pateres, is pasan tin gin exilthen O fthongos, ton katorthomaton imon, di on en tis Ouranis, evrete misthon ton kamaton imon, ton demonon olesate tas falangas, ton Angelon efthasate tatagmata, on ton vion amemptos ezilosate, parrisian ehontes pros Kyrion irinin etisasthe tes psihes imon.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

O Devout Father, the Proclamation of Your Achievements went forth into all the earth. For Your Labours You found the Reward in Heaven. You destroyed the arrays of demons, and You attained to the Order of Angels, whose Lifestyle You emulated blamelessly. Since You have confidence before the Lord, ask Him to grant Peace to our souls.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

F e s t a l

T h e o t o k i o n

T O N E

( 6 )

P L A G A L

2

Theotoke Si i i Ampelos i Alithini, i vlastisasa ton karpon tis Zois Se iketevomen, Presveve Despina meta ton Son Osion, ke panton ton Agion, eleithine tas psihas imon.

O Theotokos, Thou art the True

Vine that produced the Fruit of

O Lady, we fervently

Entreat Thee to Intercede along

with the Forerunner, that our souls be granted Mercy.

Life.

T h e

G r e a t

D o x o l o g y

be granted Mercy. Life. T h e G r e a t D o x o

THE BELLS ARE RUNG AND ALL THE LIGHTS ARE SWITCHED ON

Doxa Si to dixanti to Fos.

Doxa en Ipsistis Theo ke epi gis Irini, en anthropis Evdokia.

Imnoumen Se, Evlogoumen Se, Proskinoumense, Doxologoumen Se, Efharistoumen Si, dia tin Megalin Sou Doxan.

Glory to Thee Who has shown us the Light!

Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth Peace, Goodwill among men.

We Praise Thee, we Bless Thee, we Worship Thee, we Glorify Thee, we give Thee Thanks for Thy Great Glory.

Kyrie Vasilef, Epouranie Thee,

Lord, King, God of Heaven,

Pater

Pantokrator;

Kyrie

Ie

Father Almighty: Lord, Only

Monogenes,

Isou

Hriste,

ke

Begotten Son, Jesus Christ and

Agion Pnevma.

 

Holy Spirit.

Kyrie

O

Theos,

O

Amnos

tou

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of

Theou, O Ios tou Patros, O eron tin amartian tou Kosmou, eleison imas, O eron tas amartias tou kosmou.

the Father, Who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us; O Thou Who takes away the sins of the world.

P s a l m

1 1 7

/ 1 1 8

PRAISEPRAISEPRAISEPRAISE TOTOTOTO GODGODGODGOD FORFORFORFOR HISHISHISHIS EVERLASTINGEVERLASTINGEVERLASTINGEVERLASTING MERCYMERCYMERCYMERCY

Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. Evlogimenos O erhomenos en Onomati Kyriou!

STIHOS 1: Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti agathos, oti is ton eona to eleos aftou!

Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. Evlogimenos O ergomenos en Onomati Kyriou!

STIHOS 2: Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me, ke to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.

Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. Evlogimenos O ergomenos en Onomati Kyriou!

STIHOS 3: Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke

esti

thavmasti

en

ofthalmis

imon.

Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. Evlogimenos O ergomenos en Onomati Kyriou!

The Lord is God, and has appeared to us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

Give thanks to the Lord, for

He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

The Lord is God, and has appeared to us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

VERSE 2: All the nations surrounded me, but in the Name of the Lord I drove them back.

VERSE 1:

The Lord is God, and has appeared to us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

This is the Lord’s doing,

VERSE 3:

and

it

is

marvellous

in

our

eyes.

The Lord is God, and has appeared to us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

F e s t a l

A p o l y t i k i o n

H o l y

A s c e t i c s

O Theos ton Pateron imon, O pion

imon kata tin Sin

epiikian, mi apostisis to Eleos

alla tes afton

ikesies, en Irini kivernison tin

ai meth

Sou af imon,

Zoin imon.

Doxa

Patri, ke

Pnevmati

Io,

ke

Agio

O Theos ton Pateron imon, O pion

imon kata tin Sin

epiikian, mi apostisis to Eleos

alla tes afton

ikesies, en Irini kivernison tin

ai meth

Sou af imon,

Zoin imon.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

O God of our Fathers, since Thou

in

accordance with Thy Gentleness, do not withdraw Thy Mercy from us, but at their Fervent Entreaties, pilot our Life in Peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

O God of our Fathers, since Thou

in

accordance with Thy Gentleness, do not withdraw Thy Mercy from us, but at their Fervent Entreaties, pilot our Life in Peace.

always deal with

always deal with

us

us

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amin

Amen

T h e o t o k i o n ----

TONE 4

To ap’ eonos Apokrifon ke Angelis Agnoston Mystirion, dia Sou Theotoke tis epi gis pefanerote. Theos en asighito enosi sarkoumenos. Ke Stavron ekousios iper imon katadexamenos. Di ou Anastisas ton Protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas psihas imon.

Small Litany

F i r s t

F e s t a l

O Theotokos, through Thee

was revealed to us on earth, the Mystery, which was hidden from Eternity, and which the Angels themselves knew not: that God, uniting Natures without confusion, became Man and accepted crucifixion voluntarily for our Salvation; by virtue of which Resurrecting mankind whom He had first created, He Saved our souls from Death. – H o l y A s c e t i c s

K a t h i s m a

TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Tes ton Pateron Astrapes

As we are Illuminated by the

katavgasthentes, os is

Light

of

the

Fathers,

as

Paradison terpnon nin isiontes,

though

we

now

enter

tis trifis tou himarrou

Paradise, let us fully enjoy

katapolafsomen, ke touton tas

the

River

of

Thy

Delight.

aristias thamvitikos, skopountes

With

wonder

we

view the

amillithomen tes aretes, to Sotir

excellence of their Deeds and

kravgazonts. Evhes afton O

Vitures,

so

let

us

trive

to

Theos, metohous imas piison,

emulate them. Let us pray to

Ouranon Vasilias Sou.

the

Saviour:

By

their

Doxa

Patri, ke

Pnevmati

Io,

ke

Agio

Ton arhigon ton Monaston Pavlon simfonos, sin Antonio to Sofo ke Euthimio,animnisomen pantes, Sin tis lipis patrasi, ke toutous kathiketefsomen, opos Hriston, apafstos ekdisoposin iper imon, ton tin Thian ke pamfoton, epitelounton mnimin afton, en asmasi doxazontes, ton Sotira ke Kyrion.

Intercessions, O God, account

us

worthy

to

become

Partakers

of

Thy

Heavenly

Kingdom.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Let us with one voice now extol those Great Monastics, St Paul their chief, and Most Wise Anthony, and also St Euthymios, and the other Fathers. And let us Entreat them all so that they will pray unceasingly to Christ on behalf of us who observe their Divine and Most Splendent Memory today, O God our Saviour – Lord of all.

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Eternal Glory and Joy, and may we be delivered from unavoidable Punishment in the next Life.

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo.

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute.

Enite

Afton

en

hordes ke

organo.

Ierarhon apanton O Horos, Dikeon simigiris, Askiton te ke Osion Ginekon, ton Viosanton efsevos, disopithentes Hariti. Iketefsate ton Monon Agathon, ke paniktirmona Kyrion, tou iktirise ke imas, ke tis eki katakriseos, risthiimen diapantos, tes prosevhes imon Sofi, ke mellousis apolafseos, trifan diinekos, is eonas eonon, Agalliomeni te ke imis, enon imnis apafstos, to Zoodoti anakrazontes.

We implore You, O Hierarchs and Righteous, Ascetis, Men and Women Monastics – all You who lived Piously in Grace. Entreat our All Compassionat Lord, Who alone is Good, to have Mercy on us. By Your Prayers, O Wise Saints, may we ever be delivered from Condemnation in the next Life, so that we may continually enjoy the Future Delights, forever and ever, greatly rejoicing and unceasingly shouting Hymns of Praise to the Giver of Life.

Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion.

Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; praise Him with loud cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Theoprepi Panigirin Pisti, krotisomen simeron, en ti mnimi ton Agion Dapsilos Ierarhon, ke Askiton, ke Ieromartiron, ke Osion Ginekon, ke evsevon. Ton gar ftharton katefronisan, ke ton proskeron Alithos, ke os arahnin igisanto, ke osper skivala afta, ina kerdisosi, ton Hriston ke ta Vasilia Aftou, ke ta Thia Ekina, a ofthalmos ouk iden, ous oude ikouse pote, on presviesO Theos, rise fthoras tas psihas imon.

Let us hold a lavish Festival today, O Faithful, worthy of God, in memory of the Saints, the Ascetics and Hieromartyrs, and devout Women Monastics, for they truly disdained things corruptible and temporary, and they considered them as mere cobwebs and rubbish, so that they might obtain Christ and His Kingdom, and those Divine Things that eye has not seen nor ear ever heard. By their Intercessions, O God, deliver our souls from destruction.

Doxa

Patri,

ke

Io,

ke Agio

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Pnevmati

 

MATINS HYMNS – Saturday of the Holy Ascetics – 25 February 2012 17.

L a u d s :

T h e

P r a i s e s

t o

G o d

P s a l m

1 4 8

All Creation Praises The Lord Our God

Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion.

Let everything that has breath

Enite

ton

Kyrion

ek

ton

praise the Lord. Praise the

Ouranon. Enite Afton en tis

Lord from the Heavens; praise

ipsistis.

Si

prepi

imnos

to

Him in the Highest. To Thee

Theo.

praise is due, O God.

Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. Si prepi imnos to Theo.

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him, all His Powers. To Thee praise is due, O God.

P s a l m

1 5 0

F e s t a l

S t i h i

T O N E

( 8 )

P L A G A L

4

Let All Things Praise The Lord!

Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou.

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty.

Tin ton Pateron apantes plithin, Osios Askisasan, en odes egkomiasomen Pisti, tous Ierarhas de Hristou, evfimisomen asmasi, Theofronos Omopsihos Adelphi. En egkratia gar ezisan, ke en Nistia Kathara, ke tou Hristou katetranosan, to Evangelion imin, meth on animnisomen, Ginekon tas Theoforous ke Lampras, tin afton politian, Theoprpos ziluntes en psihi, ina evromen eki, plimmelimaton tin sighorisin.

The Great Company of Fathers, O All Faithful, let us praise in song. Let us with Godly mind and singleness of soul extol the Hierarchs of Christ, O Brethrne. For they live in Self-Control and Pure Fasting, and they made the Gospel of Christ know to all of us. Let us also sing the Praises of the God- bearing and Illustrious Women, and wholeheartedly and Piously aspire to their Way of Life, so that in the next Life we may obtain the Forgiveness of sins.

Enite Afton en iho salpingos.

Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp.

Enite

Afton

en

psaltirio

ke

kithara.

 

Tous en Askisi Lampsantas fedros, Osios te zisantas, evfimisomen endoxos Adelphi, os viotefsantas kalos, pros zoin tin eonion, efsevos metikisthentas en Hara, pros lixin te tin anolethron, ke Makarian tin eki, di’ aretis ke simnotitos, evthidromisantas idou, axios timisomen, opos tihomen Eleous ek Theou, ti afton paraklisi, ke eoniou Doxis ke Haras, ke risthomen ton eki, aparetiton kolaseon.

Those who splendidly shone in Asceticism and live in devout Monasticism, let us gloriously extol, O Brethren, and let us worthily honour those who lives well and who Piously moved to Eternal Life with Joy – to that indestructible nd Blessed Destination in the next Life. Through Virtue and Decorum, they went directly there. By their Prayers, may we receive Mercy from God,

 

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

T h e o t o k i o n

Evharistoumen Si Ai Theotoke, ke Megalinomen Agni, ke proskinoumen, animnountes ton Tokon Sou Keharitomeni, voontes akatpafsto. Soson imas, Parthen panteleimon os Agathi, ke demonon exarpason, logothesiou foverou. En ora tis etaseos, mi eshinthomen i douli Sou.

We thank Thee, O All Holy Theotokos, and magnify Thee, O All Pure One, and we worship and extol Thy Divine Son, O Highly Favoured Maiden. O All Merciful Virgin, therefore we cry aloud unceasingly praying:

Save us, since Thou art Good. Snatch me from the frightening examination of accounts by demons in the Hour of Trial. May we Thy servants not be ashamed.

S e c o n d

F e s t a l

K a t h i s m a

T O N E

( 8 )

P L A G A L

H o l y

4

A s c e t i c s

Antonion omou, ke Evthimion

Come, everyone: let us extol all

pantes,

sin

pasi

tis lipis,

God Bearing Fathers - St

Theoforis

Patrasin,

Anthony the Great and

evfimisomen imnis, afton tin mnimin panigirizontes. Outi gar to Kyrio, iper tou kosmou pantos presvevousin, ina risthomen tis arheas aras, litrothentes kolaseos.

Euthymios also -, and all the others, and let us festively observe their Holy Memory. For they Intercede to our Lord on behalf of the whole world, that we be freed from the Ancestral Curse and Rescued from Perdition.

Doxa

Patri, ke

Pnevmati

Io,

ke

Agio

Os is limona areton anthiforounta, ton Theoforon Askiton peripatountes, tis osmis pliroumetha tis idipnoou. Tis Athlis gar stomothentes ton pirasmon, to soma ti egkratia douloprepos, kathipetaxan pnevmati, Angelikin epi gis, politian viosantes, doxis oun ixiothisan.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

As we remember the God- bearing Great Ascetics, it is like walking in a meadow full of Blossoms of Virtue, which fill us with their sweetest Fragrance. They struggled and thus temptations were overcome. Their bodies became their servants through self-control and submitted to the spirit. And as they lived an Angelic Life while on earth, they are worthily Glorified.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amin.

Amen

T h e o t o k i o n

Ton Asomaton Sou Hriste, ke tou Prodromou, ton Mathiton, ton Profiton, ke ton Martyron, ton Agion apanton te, ke ton Osion, Presvies tis apirandrou ke Agathis, Mitros Sou, ekdisopoumenos, dos imin, to Foti Sou porevesthe, ke kataxioson imas, tihin tis Vasilias Sou, dia splahna Eleous Sou.

Being implored by the earnest Intercessions of all Thy Bodiless Angelic Hosts, the Prophets, the Disciples, the Forerunner and the Holy Martyrs, and all the devout Monastics and Saints, and Thy Good Ever Virgin Mother, O Christ, grant us to walk in Thy Light and count us worthy to obtain Thine Uncreated Kingdom according to Thy Compassionate Mercy.

 

T h e

A n t i p h o n s

Tone

4 1

T

h e

f o l l o w i n g

h y m n

i s

c h a n t e d

o n

f e a s t

d a y s

o n

S

u n d a y s

i t

i s

o m i t t e d

 

Ek neotitos mou, pola polemi me pathi al aftos andilavou, ke soson, Sotir mou. [2]

I misoundes Sion, eshinthite apo tou Kyriou; os hortos gar, piri esesthe apexirameni. [2]

Doxa

Patri

Pnevmati.

ke

Io

ke

Agio

Agio Pnevmati, pasa psihi zooute,

ipsoute,

ke

katharsi,

lambrinete,

ti Triadiki Monadi,

Ierokrifios

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

Agio Pnevmati, anavlizi ta tis

Haritos

reithra,

arthevonda,

apasan

tin

ktisin

pros

Zoogonion.

From my youth up many passions have warred against me. But do Thou succour and save me, O Saviour. [2]

Those who hate Zion shall be put to confusion by the Lord; like grass in the fire shall they be withered up. [2]

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Through the Holy Spirit is every soul quickened and exalted in purity, and Illumined by the Triune Unity in Mystic Holiness.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amen

From

the

Holy

Spirit

do

the

streams of Grace well

they

created, so that Life

produced.

forth;

everything

be

irrigate

can

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Hariti

by Thy Grace.

Amin/Kyrie eleison

Tis Panagias, Ahrantou, Ipere Vlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias meta panton ton Agion Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke alilous ke pasan tin zoin imon Hristo to Theo parathometha.

PEOPLE Amen/Lord have mercy

PRIEST Remembering our Most Holy, All Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious Lady, Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary, with all the Saints, let us commit ourselves and each other, and all our life to Christ our God.

M a k e

T h e

S i g n

O f

T h e

C r o s s

&

B o w

D o w n

T o

G o d

Si Kyrie

Oti Se Enousi pase e Dinamis ton

Doxan

anapempousi, to Patri, ke to Io, ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Ouranon,

ke

Si

tin

Amin

PEOPLE To Thee, O Lord!

PRIEST For all the Powers of Heaven praise Thee, and to Thee we ascribe Glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

PEOPLE Amen

F e s t a l

E x p o s t e i l a r i o n

TONE 2

T h e

H o l y

A s c e t i c s

I kosmon arnisameni, ke ton Stavron arameni, plithis Osion Pateron, Sin tis Horis ton Martyron, Ierarhon Omigiris, ke Gynekon to sintagma, imas katafedrinate, tou Animnise Axios, imnon tin Pamfoton Mnimin.

Tous en Askisi Lampsantas, Theoforous Pateras, ke Ierrhas ama te, Ginekon tas Osias en imnis, fedros anevfimisomen, opos Agiasthomen, ke tes evhes touton ke Presvies tis Theotokou, ton dromon dianisomen, evmaros tis Nistias.

All You who renounced the world and who took up the Cross, O Holy Monastic Fathers, and You, the Choirs of Martyrs, Assemblies of Hierarchs, and Company of Women Saints: You make us Bright and Joyful that we may worthily Praise You and Your All Resplendent Memory.

Come, let us splendidly extol those who were Great Ascetics, and the Most Holy Hierarchs, and the God- bearing Fathers, and praise the All Honoured Choirs of Noble Hieromartyrs, also the Righteous Women Saints, so that we might be Sanctified and may run, and with ease complete the Course of the Great Fast, by the Intercessions of the Saints, and of the Theotokos.

by the Intercessions of the Saints, and of the Theotokos. MATINS HYMN S – Saturday of

MATINS HYMNS – Saturday of the Holy Ascetics – 25 February 2012 15.

Petros ke Ignatios, i ontos Theofori, os Hristou Apostoli, ke Ieroathli ontes, animnisthosan ama sin Polikarpo, ke Kypriano to Hristomartiri.

STIHOS: O Agiis O Theos, Presvies imas!

Osii Pateres, ke Ierarhe Kyriou, sin Ieromartisi, ke Ginexin Agies, onomasti ke anonimi pantes, evxasthe Sothine tas psihas imon.

Peter and Ignatios, those Apostles of Christ and Holy Athletes, together with Polycarp and Cyprianos, the Martyrs of Christ.

O Saints of God, Intercede for us!

Monastic Fathers and Hierarchs of our Lord, together with Hieromartyrs and Holy Women - whether Your names are known or unknown – You all pray for the Salvation of our souls.

VERSE:

F o r

t h e

H o l y

M a r t y r s

En tes Ouranies, mones tis Doxis Kyriou, sin Horis ton Martyron, ke Apostolon trifontes, iper imon ton en gi tas etisis, Martyres to Ktisti Prosagagete.

Doxa

Patri, ke

Pnevmati

Io,

ke Agio

In the Heavenly Mansions of the Lord’s Glory You are now delighting - and with the Hosts of Martyrs and Apostles, on behalf of us who are still on earth, pray to our Creator.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

O

is

en

Triadi

Theos, Doxa Si

One God in Trinity, Glory toThee

apafstos.

 

I

gar

ke

Theos

unceasinglyly! Even if each

ekaston,

all’

is

ti

fisi pelis,

O

Person is God, yet Thou art One

Patir, O Iios ke to Pnevmas, test trissofaesin idiomasi.

in Nature: the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, in the Attributes of Three-fold Light.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amin

Amen

F e s t a l

K a t a v a s i a

O d e

9

Ton prodilothenta, en Ori to Nomotheti, en piri ke vato, Tokon ton tis, Aiparthenou, is imon ton Piston Sotirian, imnis asigitis Megalinomen.

Let us sing to Him Who to Moses

of old prefigured in

Burning Bush the Childbirth of Ever Virgin Mary, for the Salvation of us the Faithful. Let us ever Praise and Magnify Him.

the

T h e

S m a l l

Eti

deithomen.

Kyrie Eleison

Antilavou

ke

eti,

en

irini

tou

Kyriou

ke

diafilaxon imas o Theos, ti Si

soson,

Eleison

L i t a n y

PRIEST Again, yet again, in peace let us pray to the Lord.

PEOPLE Lord have mercy

PRIEST Help us, save us, have mercy upon us, and keep us, O God,

H elp us, save us, have mercy upon us, and keep us, O God, P s

P s a l m

5 0 / 5 1

The Psalm Of Repentance

Eleison me, O Theos kata to Mega Eleos Sou.

Ke kata to plithos ton Iktirmon Sou exalipson to anomima mou.

Epi

plion

plinon

me

apo

tis

anomias

mou,

ke

apo

tis

amartias mou Katharison me.

Oti tin anomian mou ego ginosko,

ke i amartia mou enopion mou

esti diapantos.

Si mono imarton, ke to poniron enopion Sou epiisa. Opos an Dikeothis en tis Logis Sou, ke nikisis en to krinesthe Se.

Idou gar en anomies sinelifthin, ke

en amarties ekissise me i mitir

mou.

Idou gar Alithian Igapisas. Ta adila ke ta krifia tis Sofias Sou edilosas mi.

Randiis

me

issopo,

ke

katharisthisome.

 

Plinis

me,

ke

iper

hiona

levkanthisome.

 

Akoutiis

mi

agalliasin

ke

evfrosinin,

agaliasonte

ostea

tetapinomena.

Apostrepson to Prosopon Sou apo ton amartion mou, ke pasas tas anomias mou exalipson.

Kardian katharan ktison en emi, O Theos, ke pnevma evthes Engenison en tis engatis mou.

Mi aporripsis me apo tou Prosopou

Sou, ke to Pnevma Sou to Agion

mi antanelis ap emou.

Apodos

Sotiriou Sou, ke Pnevmati Igemoniko stirixon me.

Didaxo anomous tas Odous Sou, ke asevis epi Se epistrepsousi.

tou

mi

tin

Agalliasin

Have

Mercy

on

me,

O

God,

according to Thy Great Mercy.

And according to the abundance of Thy Compassion blot out my iniquity.

Wash me thoroughly from my lawlessness, and Cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my lawlessness, and

my sin is always before me.

Against Thee only have I sinned, and have done evil n Thy Sight:

that Thou may be Justified in Thy Words, and may overcome when Thou art judged.

For behold: I was conceived in transgressions; and in sins my mother bore me.

Behold Thou Love Truth: Thou showed me the unknown and secret things of Thy Wisdom.

with

Thou

shall

sprinkle

me

hyssop, and I will be cleansed:

Thou shall wash me, and I will be made whiter than snow.

Thou shall make me hear Joy and Gladness; my bones that were humbled shall greatly rejoice.

Turn Thy Sight away from my

my

sins,

and

blot

out

all

transgressions.

Create a clean heart in me, O God:

and Renew a right spirit within me.

Do not cast me away from Thy Presence, and do not take Thy

Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the Joy of Thy Salvation, and uphold me with Thy Guiding Spirit.

I will teach transgressors Thy Ways: and the wicked shall return to Thee.

Rise me ex ematon, O Theos, O

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness,

Theos

tis

Sotirias

mou,

O

God,

the

God

of my

agalliasete

i

glossa

mou

tin

Salvation, and my tongue shall

Dikeosinin Sou.

Kyrie ta hili mou anixis, ke to stoma mou aanangeli tin Enesin Sou.

Oti i ithelisas thisian, edoka an. Olokaftomata ouk evdokisis.

Thisia

to

Theo,

pnevma

sintetrimmenon. Kardian sintetrimmenin ke tetapinomenin

O Theos ouk exoudenosi.

Agathinon, Kyrie, en ti evdokia Sou tin Sion, ke ikodomithito ta tihi Ierousalim.

Tote eudokisis thisian dikeosinis, anaforan ke olokaftomata - tote aniisousin epi to Thisiastirion Sou moshous.

Eleison me, O Theos!

P r a y e r

o f

Soson O Theos ton Laon Sou, ke Evlogison tin Klironomian Sou.

Episkepse ton kosmon Sou en Elei

ke

Iktirmis.

Ipsoson

Keras

Hristianon

Orthodoxon ke katamempson ef imas ta Elei Sou ta Plousia.

Presvies

tis

Panahrantou

greatly Rejoice in Righteousness.

Thy

O Lord, Thou shall open my lips:

and my mouth will declare Thy

Praise.

For if Thou desired sacrifice, I would give it: Thou will not be pleased with Whole Burnt Offerings.

A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit – a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

Do Good,

Pleasure to Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.

Then Thou will be pleased with a Sacrifice of Righteousness – with Offerings and Whole Burnt Offerings – then shalt they offer young bullocks on Thine Altar.

Have mercy on me, O God!

Lord in Thy Good

O

S a l v a t i o n

2

PRIEST O Lord, Save Thy People and Bless Thine Inheritance.

Visit Thy world with Mercies and

Bounties.

Orthodox

Christians, and send down upon us Thy rich Mercies.

Through the Intercessions of

Exalt

the

Horn

of

Despinis imon Theotokou ke

our

All

Pure

Lady,

the

Aiparthenou Marias

Theotokos

and

Ever

Virgin

Mary

2

Dinami tou Timiou ke Zoopiou Stavrou

Prostasies ton Timion, Epouranion Dinameon Asomaton

Through the Might of the Precious

and Life-giving Cross

Through the Protection of the honourable Bodiless Powers of Heaven

TTTT HHHH EEEE

PPPP RRRR AAAA YYYY EEEE RRRR SSSS

CELEBR ANT PRIEST

OOOO FFFF

SSSS AAAA LLLL VVVV AAAA TTTT IIII OOOO NNNN

ARE

SOMETIME S

SHORTENED

OR

LENGTHENED

BY THE

8. M A T I N S

H Y M N S – Saturday of the Holy Ascetics – 25 February 2012

Festal Katavasia of the 9th Ode – Holy Ascetics

The Hiermos – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Ton prodilothenta, en Ori to Nomotheti, en piri ke vato, tokon ton tis Aiparthenou, is imon ton Piston Sotirian, imnis asigitis Megalinomen.

Let us sing to Him Who to Moses of old prefigured in the Burning Bush the Childbirth of the Ever Virgin Mary, for the Salvation of the Faithful. Let us always Praise and Magnify Him.

T r o p a r i a 3

STIHOS: O Agiis O Theos, Presvies imas!

VERSE:

O Saints of God, Intercede for us!

Tis

tin

parrisian,

erevxete

Who can roar with the candor of

Amvrosiou? Tou Ierotheou de,

Ambrose? Who can describe

exipi?

Ke

the Wisdom of Hierotheos, or

pos tin Sofian Alexandron ton

Theosofon

the Resolve regarding the Faith

Pateron, tin

iper

tis Pisteos

of the Alexanders – those

Sterrotita?

Father Wise in God?

STIHOS: O Agiis O Theos, Presvies imas!

VERSE:

O Saints of God, Intercede for us!

Fedimos O Thios,

Spyridon

O

Phaedimos, Spyridon the God-

Theoforos,

sin

to

Antipatro,

bearer, and also Antipater,

Pamvo,

Palladio,

ke

Nono,

Pambo, Palladios, Nonnos,

Ieronimo,

ke

Germano

to

Jerome, and All Honourable

Pantimo

-

os

Theofotires

Germanos – let us extol the

animnisthosan.

 

Luminaries of God.

STIHOS: O Agiis O Theos, Presvies imas!

O Polis ta Thia, Dionisios timastho, os ton Ouranion Mystis, O poliathlos Klimis, Flavianos te, ke Pavlos O Megas, tis Omologias i Prokirikes.

STIHOS: O Agiis O Theos, Presvies imas!

Mihail Sinadon, imnistho Sin Tarasio, Nikiforos Avthis, Sin Teodoro to Pani, ke Theofanis, O Ieronimos ontos, i ipaspiste ton haraktiron Hristou.

STIHOS: O Agiis O Theos, Presvies imas!

O Saints of God, Intercede for us!

Experts in Theology and Mystics of Heavenly things, let us honour Dionysios, Clement who Struggled much, Phlabian and Paul the Great – all proclaimers and Confessors of the Faith.

O Saints of God, Intercede for us!

VERSE:

VERSE:

Michael of Synada, with Tarasios and Nicephoros, Theodore and Theophanis, as well as Jeronymos – let us extol for truly defending the Icons of Christ.

O Saints of God, Intercede for us!

VERSE:

3 THE TROPARIA OF THIS CANON ARE NOT TRANSLATED IN METER. EACH OF THE NEXT SEVE TROPARIA MAY BE PRECEDED BY THE VERSE: “O SAINTS OF GOD: INTERCEDE FOR US!”

MATINS HYMNS – Saturday of the Holy Ascetics – 25 February 2012 13.

Oti epiise mi megalia O dinatos ke

For

He

Who

is

Mighty has

Ikesies tou Timiou, ke Evdoxou

Of

the

honourable,

glorious

Agion to Onoma Aftou, ke to

magnified me, and Holy is His

Profitou,

Prodromou,

ke

Prophet,

Forerunner

and

Eleos Aftou is genean ke genean

Name; and His Mercy is upon

Vaptisou Ioannou;

ton

Agion

Baptist, John;

of

the

Holy,

tis fovoumenis Afton.

those who fear Him,

Endoxon

ke

panevfimon

 

Glorious

and

All

Laudable

throughout all generations.

Apostolon

Apostles

STIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOS

ton

Herouvim ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, tin adiafthoros Theon Logon tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon Se Megalinomen.

Tin

Timioteran

Epiise Kratos en Vrahioni Aftou dieskorpisen iperifanous diania kardias afton.

STIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOS

ton

Herouvim ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, tin adiafthoros Theon Logon tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon Se Megalinomen.

Tin

Timioteran

VERSEVERSEVERSEVERSE

Honourable than

the Cherubim, and beyond compare more Glorious than the Seraphim, Thou Who without stain bore God the Word, True Theotokos, we Magnify Thee!

He has shown Strength with His

Arm;

proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Honourable than

the Cherubim, and beyond compare more Glorious than the Seraphim, Thou Who without stain bore God the Word, True Theotokos, we Magnify Thee!

the

More

He

More

has

scattered

VERSEVERSEVERSEVERSE

Kathile dinastas apo thronon ke

He has put down the mighty from

ipsose

tapinous.

Pinontas

their thrones, and has exalted

eneplisen

agathon

ke

the humble and meek. He has

ploutountas exapestile kenous.

filled the empty with Good Things, and the rich He has sent away empty.

STIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOS

ton

Herouvim ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, tin adiafthoros Theon Logon tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon Se Megalinomen.

Tin

Timioteran

Antelaveto Israil pedos Aftou mnisthine Eleous kathos elalise pros tous Pateras imon, to Avraam ke to spermati aftou eos eonos.

ton

Herouvim ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, tin adiafthoros Theon Logon tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon Se Megalinomen.

STIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOS

Tin

Timioteran

VERSEVERSEVERSEVERSE

Honourable than

the Cherubim, and beyond compare more Glorious than the Seraphim, Thou Who without stain bore God the Word, True Theotokos, we Magnify Thee!

He, remembering His Mercy, has helped His servant Israel, as He promised to our Forefather, Abraham and his seed forever.

More

VERSEVERSEVERSEVERSE

More Honourable than

the Cherubim, and beyond compare more Glorious than the Seraphim, Thou Who without stain bore God the Word, True Theotokos, we Magnify Thee!

Ton en Agiis Pateron imon,

Of our Fathers among the Saints

Megalon Ierarhon, ke Ikoumenikon Didaskalon:

the Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers: Basil the

Vasiliou tou Megalou, Grigoriou tou Theologon ke Ioannou tou Hrisostomou; Ananasiou ke

Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom; Athanasios, Cyril [and John the

Kirillou,

Patriarhon

Almsgiver] Patriarchs of

Alexandries

Alexandria

Nikolaou tou en Myris, Nektarios

Of our Holy Father Nicholas of

Pentapolis,

Spyridonos

Myra, Nektarios of Pentapolis,

Episkopou

Trymithountos,

ton

Spyridon of Trymithountos -

Thavmatourgon

the Wonderworkers

Agion Evdoxon

Megalomartyron: Georgiou tou Tropeoforou, Dimitriou tou Mirovlitou, Theodorou tou Tironos, Theodorou tou Stratilatou, Mina tou Thavmtourgou, ke Ieromartirou Haralambos ke Eleftheriou

Ton Agion Evdoxon, Megalon Martyron: Theklas, Varvaras, Anastasias, Ekaterinis, Kyriakis, Photinis, Marinas, Paraskevis ke Irinis

Ton

Of the Holy and Glorious great Martyrs: George the Victorious, Demetrios the Myrrh-gusher, Theodore the Tyron, Theodore the General, Menas the Wonder-worker, and the Hieromartyrs: Charalambos and Eleftherios

Of the Holy, Glorious, Great Martyrs: Thekla, Barbara, Anastasia, Catherine, Kyriaki, Photini, Marina, Paraskevi and Irene

Ton Agion Evdoxon ke Kallinikon

Of

the

Holy,

Glorious

and

Martyron

Victorious Martyrs

 

Ton Osion ke Theoforon Pateron

Of

our

Venerable

and

Godly

imon

Lampsanton

ton

en

Askisei

Tou (AGIOU TOU NAOU)

Ton Agion ke Dikeon Theopatoron Ioakim ke Annis, ke ( SAINT) tin MNIMIN episteloumen, ke Panton Sou ton Agion

Iketevomen Se, Mone Polielee Kyrie:

epakouson imon ton amartolon deomenon Sou ke Eleison imas.

Kyrie Eleison [12]

Ascetic Illuminators

Of (THE PATRON OF THE PARISH)

Of the Holy and Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna, and of (SAINT) whose memory we Commemorate today, and of all Thy Saints

We beseech Thee, the Only, Most Merciful Lord: hear us sinners who pray unto Thee, and have Mercy on us.

PEOPLE Lord have mercy [12]

Elei, ke Iktirmis, ke Filanthropia tou Monogenous Sou Iou, meth ou Evlogitos is, sin to Panagio, ke Agatho, ke Zoopio Sou Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke is tous Eonas ton Eonon.

Amin

F e s t a l

K o n t a k i o n

PRIEST Through the Mercies and Bounties and Compassion of Thine Only Begotten Son, with Whom Thou art Blessed, together with Thine All Holy, and Good, and Life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

PEOPLE Amen

H o l y

A s c e t i c s

Os evsevias kirikas, ke asevias fimotra, ton Theoforonton dimon efedrinas, Kyrie, tin ifilion pamponta. En Irini telia, tes afton ikesies, tous Se doxazontas ke megalinontas, diafilaxon, psalin ke adin Si, Allilouia!

O Lord, Thou made the Host of God-bearing Saints shine as Preachers of Godliness and Silencers of Godlessness, and they lit up the entire earth. By their Entreaties, Preserve

us in Peace as we Glofiry and

Magnify Thee, and chant and sing to Thee: Alleluia!

F e s t a l

I k o s

H o l y

A s c e t i c s

Tis tou Viou terpnis enitenisa, logismis theoron ta ginomena, ke metrisas afton ta epodina, ton Zoin ton Vroton etalanisa, imas de monous emakarisa,

merida kalin

epilexamenous, to Pathin to Hristo, ke menin Sin Afto, ke simpsallin ai to Profiti David:

tous

Allelouia!

I observed the delights of earthly life, and considered what goes on in peoples’ minds; and I weighed their pain, and

I deemed their life to be

unhappy. Only You did I regard as Blessed – You Saints who chose the Good Portion – to Suffer with Christ and to remain with Him, and ever sing with the Prophet David: Alleluia!

S y n a x a r i o n

2 5

F e b r u a r y

Ti KE’ tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou en Agiis Patros imon Tarasiou Arhiepiskopou Konstantinoupoleos.

Ti afti imera, O Agios Alexandros xifi telioute.

On the 25 th day of this month we Commemorate our Father among the Saints: St Tarasios the Confessor, Archbishop of Constantinople.

of

St

Puteoli was Perfected in Martyrdom by sword.

On

this

day,

Alexander

Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Agiou

On this day, we Commemorate

Ieromartiros

Riginou,

the Holy Hieromartyr, St

Episkopou Skopelou.

Reginos, Bishop of Skopelos.

Ti afti imera, O Agios Antonios piri telioute.

On this day St Anthony was

Perfected in Holy Martyrdom

by fire.

10. M A T I N S H Y M N S – Saturday of the Holy Ascetics – 25 February 2012

Ti afti imera, O Agios Theodoros,

en irini

O dia Hriston salos, telioute.

Ti afti imera, O Agios Martis Markellos, Episopos Apamias tis Kiprou, xifi telioute.

To Sabbaton tin Tyrinis, mnian epiteloumen panton ton en Askisi Lampsanton Agion Andron te ke Ginekon.

Tes ton Osion Sou panton Presvies Hriste O Theos imon, eleison imas.

Amin

On this day St Theodore, the Fool for Christ, reposed in Peace.

day

Hieromartyr, St Markellos of Cyprus, Bishop of Apamea in Syria, was Perfected in Holy Martyrdom by sword.

On the Saturday of Cheesefare week, we Commemorate all Holy Men and Women who excelled in Holy Asceticism.

By the Intercessions of all Thy

O

Christ our God, have Mercy

Holy Monastic Saints,

the Holy

On

this

on us.

Amen

T h e

M a g n i f i c a t

ST A N D I N G

BE FO R E

T H E

H O L Y

I CO N

O F

T H E

E VE R

BL E SSE D

T H E O T O K O S,

T H E

P R I E ST

D E CL A R E S

T H E

FO L L O W I N G ,

A FT E R

W H I CH

H E

CE N SE S

T H E

SA N CT U A R Y,

H O L Y

I CO N S

A N D

CO N G R E G A T I O N

Tin Theotokon ke Miter to Fotos en imnis timontes meglinomen.

Tin

TTTT HHHH EEEE

BBBB EEEE LLLL LLLL SSSS

AAAA RRRR EEEE

Timioteran

HHHH EEEE BBBB EEEE LLLL LLLL SSSS AAAA RRRR EEEE Timioteran M egalini i psihi mou

Megalini i psihi mou ton Kyrion ke igaliase to pnevma mou epi to Theo to Sotiri mou.

ton

Herouvim ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, tin adiafthoros Theon Logon tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon se Megalinomen.

STIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOS

Oti epevlepsen epi tin tapinosin tis doulis aftou. Idou gar apo tou

The Theotokos and Mother of the Light: let us honour and extol in song.

RRRR UUUU NNNN GGGG

AAAA TTTT

TTTT HHHH IIII SSSS

PPPP OOOO IIII NNNN TTTT

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Honourable than

the Cherubim, and beyond compare more Glorious than the Seraphim, Thou Who without stain bore God the Word, True Theotokos, we Magnify Thee!

For He has regarded the Humility of His Handmaiden: for behold

VERSEVERSEVERSEVERSE

More

nin Makariousi me pase

i

from henceforth

call

all

genee.

generations shall Blessed.

me

STIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOSSTIHOS

ton

Herouvim ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton Serafim, tin adiafthoros Theon Logon tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon Se Megalinomen.

Tin

Timioteran

VERSEVERSEVERSEVERSE

Honourable than

the Cherubim, and beyond compare more Glorious than the Seraphim, Thou Who without stain bore God the Word, True Theotokos, we Magnify Thee!

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