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16. F E S T A L M A T I N S H Y M N S T H E T H R E E H O L Y H I E R A R C H S 3 0 J A N U A R Y

The Three Holy Hierarchs

Enite Piis

Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. evfimion stemmasi, katastepsomen ton Hrisologon, ama Vasilio Grigorion? Ta septa dohia tou Pnevmatos,tous sterrous tis Pisteos promahous, tous stilous tis Ekklisias, Piston stirigma. Apanton, amartanonton paramithion. Pigas vlizousas to nama. Ex ou ariomeni, idinometha tes psihes, etountes sighorisin, sfalmaton ke Mega Eleos.

Praise

Mercy.

O u r H o l y Fa th e rs a m o ng th e S a i n ts S t B a s i l th e G r e a t, S t G re g o ry th e T h e o l o g i a n a nd S t J o hn C hr ys o s to m a re k n o wn a s T h e T h re e H o l y H i e ra r c hs d u e to th e i r e x tra o rd i n a ry l e a d e r s hi p o f C h ri s ts H o l y C h ur c h . T h e y s h a r e a Fe a s t Da y o n 30 J a n u a ry b e ca u se , d u ri n g th e 11 t h C e n tu ry , fi e rc e d i s p ute s r a g ed a mo ng s t th e p e o p le o f C o n s ta n ti no pl e wi th re ga rd to th e whi c h o f th e s e th re e H o l y H i e ra rc h s wa s th e m o s t im p o rta n t a n d m os t g re a te s t o f a l l. T h e s e d e b a te s we r e g r o wi ng o u t o f c o n tro l a n d th re a te ni n g th e Un i ty o f th e H o l y C h ur c h es p e ci a l l y wh e n i t b e g a n to a ffe c t e v e n th e n o ta b le a nd v i r tuo u s C hr i s ti a n s , so m e o f whom p re fe rre d S t Ba s i l , o the r s p re fe rre d S t G re g o ry a n d ye t o th e rs , p re fe rre d S t J o h n C h rys o s to m. Fu rthe rm o r e v a ri o u s fa c ti o n s we re e vo l v i n g wi th e a c h a s s um i n g th e n a m e o f the i r fa vo u ri te S a i n t c al l i ng th e m se l v e s B a s i l i a ns , G r e g o r i a n s o r J o a n n ite s . Fi n a l l y, i n 1084, b y th e D i v i n e G r a c e o f o u r Mos t Be ne v o l e n t a nd L o v i n g G od , a mo s t P i o us a n d Fa i th ful Mo n k, S t Jo hn Ma v ro p o us ( Bl a c k fo o t) wh o wa s th e B i s ho p o f E uc ha i ta wa s g ra n te d a H o l y V i s i o n wh e re b y a l l th re e H i e ra r c hs a p p e a re d b e fo re hi m a n d to l d h i m tha t th e y we r e a l l e q u a l i n th e Di v i n e Pre s e n c e o f th e A l m ig hty L o rd o u r G o d : The re i s no d i vi si o n a m o ng us an d no o ppo si t i o n t o o n e anot he r! C o n s eq u e ntl y, 30 J a n ua ry C om me m o ra te s a l l th re e H o l y C h u rc h Fa th e rs wh o h a v e l e ft u s s u c h a wo nd e rful l e ga c y o f the O r tho d o x Fa i th a n d we ce l e b ra te th e i r H o l y Fe sta l S e rv i c e wi th th e H ym n s tha t we re c o m p o s e d , a cc o r d i n g to th e W i l l o f G o d a nd H i s H o l y H ie ra r c hs , b y S t J o hn o f E uc ha i ta . M a y the ir m e m o r ie s b e E te r n al a n d m a y th e s e ou r Ho l y Hie r a r c hs c o n tin ue to I n te r c e de w ith Chr is t fo r th e E te r n al S a l va tio n o f o u r s o ul .

Are there any worthy Crowns of Praise

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

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit
- TO
NE

to lay on John whose words were golden, with his fellows, Basil and Gregory? For they were the Spirits Receptacles. And they were our Faiths strong Defenders; the Pillars of the Church, Believers firm Support; assuagment and also advocates for all who sin; the Wells effusing the Water that we draw and drink, which are sweetened in our soul, while earnestly praying for Forgiveness of sins and Great Mercy.

Festal Verses Meeting/Presentation of Christ

Simeron

Ke

O Hristos, en to Nao prosferete os vrefos. Simeron ipo Nomon ginete, O Mosi didous ton Nomon, ton Angelon e stratie tethamvinte, en agkales girees katehomenon, ton sinehonta panta theomene. Symeon evlavias plisthis ke hara evoa. Nin apoliis me Soter, ek tis epikirou Zois pros tin Agiro lixin. Idon gar Se ke evfranthin.
nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Today in the Temple, Christ is brought


as an Infant. Today, He Who gave the Law to Moses comes under the Law Himself. The Hosts of Angels are struck with awe, beholding Him Who holds the Universe together being held in the arms of an old man. Symeon, filled with Reverence and Joy cries out: Now Thou release me, O Saviour, from this mortal life to one that never ends; for I have seen Thee and I am Glad!

Now

Amin Os

Amen

and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND FOR THE GREAT DOXOLOGY Festal

Festal Apolytikion Three Holy Hierarchs

TO

NE

ton Apostolon omotropi, ke tis ikoumenis Didaskali, to Despoti ton olon presvevsate, Irinin ti ikoumeni dorisasthe, ke tes psihes imon to Mega Eleos.

As

like-mannered to the Apostles and Teachers of the Christian world, Intercede with the Master of all, to grant Pece to the whole world, and Great Mercy to our soul.

THE DIVINE LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BEGINS IMMEDIATELY

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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.

Psalm 117 /118

Theos
STIHOS

PR AISE

TO

G OD

FOR

H IS

Festal Stihera- Three Holy Hierarchs


LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!

TONE

Enite Piis

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou. evfimion stemmasi, stefanosomen tous Didaskalous: Tous diirimenou tis somasi, ke sinimmenous to Pnevmati, tous ton Theoforon protostatas, Triados, tous isarithmous ke Therapontas, fostiras, tis ikoumenis dialampontas, tis Ekklisias tous stilous, ous stefanis doxis, os nikisantas stefani, Hristos O Theos imon, O ehon to Mega Eleos.

Praise

Are there any worthy Crowns of Praise


so that we may lay them on the Holy Teachers? Although they were physically separate, yet in the Spirit they were Unified. And they are the Chief God-bearers: the Servants and numeric Equals of the Trinity; they shone forth as Luminaries of the Universe. And they are the Pillars of the Church; and with Crowns of Glory these Three Holy Hierarchs have been Crowned as Victors by Christ our God, our Lord Who has Great Mercy. Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp.

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

Theos
STIHOS

1 : Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou!

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VE RSE 1: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

E VE R L AST I NG

ME R CY

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

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


VE RSE

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

Theos
STIHOS

Theos

3 : Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


VE RSE

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

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

Enite Piis

Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Afton en psaltirio ke kithara . imnodion kallesin, anadisomen tou Theoforous? Tous Ouranomistas ke kirikas, tis Orthodoxias iparhontas. Tous akrefnestatous Thelogous, ton Megan Ierofantora Vasilion, ton Thion, ke Therrimona Grigorion. Ke Ioannin ton pani, ton hrisoun tin glottan, ous edoxasen i Trias, Axios O Kyrios, O ehon to Mega Eleos.

Praise

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to

3 : This is the Lords doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.

Festal Apolytikion Three Holy Hierarchs

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!

Are there any worthy songs of Praise

Tous

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Piis


Afton en hordes ke organo.

Enite

Praise

that we might sing to the Godbearers? They are known as Heavens Initiates and renowned as Preachers of sound Doctrine; unadulterated Theologians: Saint Basil the Great Expositor and Hierophant; and also the Divine Herald, Gregory; and John who is famous for his Golden Tongue. These were Glorified as is meet by the Holy Trinity, the Lord Who has Great Mercy. Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with strings and flute. to say to the Hierarchs? Peers of the Apostles are they in Grace, and equal sharers of the Spirits Gifts. They are the Destroyers of false doctrine, the Saviours and Trusty Guides in word and actual deed, the Shepherds who by their Faith have imitated Christ. They were on earth Virtual Angels and Heavenly Mortals. They were greatly Honoured by Christ, the Glorious King of all, the Lord Who has Great

tris megistous fostiras tis trisiliou Theotitos, tous tin ikoumenin aktisi dogmaton Thion pirsevsantas. Tous tin Ktisin pasan Theognosias namasi katardefsantas. Vasilion ton megan, ke ton Theologon Grigorion, Sinton klino Ioanni, to tin glottan hrisorrimoni. Pantes i ton logon afton eraste, sinelthontes imnis timisomen. Afti gar ti Triadi, iper imon ai presvevousin.

Those Three Magnificent Luminaries of


the Tri-Solar Godhead, who lit up the whole world with rays of Divine Doctrines; those melifluent Rivers of Wisdom, who irrigated all Creation with the Waters of the Knowledge of God: Basil the Gret, and Gregory the Theologian, and the Illustrious John, whose tongue produced Golden Words! Let all of us who are enamoured by their words come together and sing hymns to honour them. For they are ever interceding with the Trinity on our behalf.

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Os


ton Apostolon omotropi, ke tis ikoumenis Didaskali, to Despoti ton olon presvefsate, Irinin ti ikoumeni dorisasthe, ke tes psihes imon to Mega Eleos. nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, As


and to the Holy Spirit

egkomion rimasin, epenesomen tous Ierarhas? Tous isapostolous en Hariti, ke omotimous Harismasi. Tous tis asevias katalitas, sotiras, ke odigous logo ke pragmati. Pimenas, hristomimitous dia Pisteos. Tous epigious Angelous vrotous Ouranious. Ous etimisen O Hristos, tis Doxis O Kyrios, O ehon to Mega Eleos.

Are there any worthy words of Praise

Ke

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. Amen

like-mannered to the Apostles and Teachers of the Christian World, Intercede with the Master of all, to grant Peace to the whole world, and Great Mercy to our soul.

Amin

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Theotokion

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.
L

Megalinon Iion

SMAL

LITAN

Theotokos, through Thee became manifest to us on earth the Mystery, which was hidden from Eternity, and which the Angels themselves knew not that God, Uniting Natures without confusion, becomes Man and accepts Crucifixion for our Salvation, voluntarily. By Virtue of this, resurrecting mankind whom He had first Created, He Saved our soul from Death.
TO
NE

psihi mou, tin Timioteran, ton Ano Statevmaton.

Magnify,

Theou tou zontos i ton Sofon, Didaskalon akrotis ekirixe, ton Son Iion, ex apokalipseos Patrikis, ouk ek sarkos ke ematos, touto miithisa Miter Theou. Dio Se ke Parthenon, didaxasa Mitera, ke Theotokon Emegaline.

The Summit of the Wise Teachers of the

O my soul, Her who is more Honourable than the Heavenly Hosts. Church clearly preached that Thy Son is the Son of the Living God. Their Initiation into this Truth was by a Revelation from the Eternal Father, not flesh and blood. They taught that Thou a Virgin were nonetheless a Mother and Theotokos whom we Magnify.

First Festal Kathismata Three Holy Hierarchs

Fostires iperlampri, tis Ekklisias Hristou,


ton kosmon efotisate, tes didahes imon, Pateres Theosofi, tixantes tas eresis, panton ton kakodoxon, svesantes tas flogodis, ton vlasfimon sighisis. Dio os Ierarhe Hristou, presvevsate sothine imas.

Most

Festal Katavasia Tone 3


>

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Fostires


iperlampri, tis Ekklisias Hristou, ton kosmon efotisate, tes didahes imon, Pateres Theosofi, tixantes tas eresis, panton ton kakodoxon, svesantes tas flogodis, ton vlasfimon sighisis. Dio os Ierarhe Hristou, presvevsate sothine imas.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Most


and to the Holy Spirit

Radiant Luminaries of the Church of Christ, O Fathers made Wise by God, You have Enlightened the world with Your Doctrines and Treatises, reducing every error and heretical teaching, extinguishing the fiery confusion of blasphemers. And therefore as Hierarchs of Christ Intercede that we be Saved.

Theotoke

i Elpis, panton ton Hristianon, skepe frouri filatte, tous elpizontas is Se.

>

Theotokos,

En

nomo, Skia ke Grammati, tipon katidomen i Pisti, pan aresen to tin mitran dianigon, Agion Theo. Dio prototokon Logon, Patros anarhou IIon prototokoumenon Mitri, apirandro, Megalinomen.
L

O Faithful, come let us perceive a type

as the Hope of all Christians, Guard and Shelter and Protect those who put their Hope in Thee.

Ke

Amin

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. Amen

Radiant Luminaries of the Church of Christ, O Fathers made Wise by God, You have Enlightened the world with Your Doctrines and Treatises, reducing every error and heretical teaching, extinguishing the fiery confusion of blasphemers. And therefore as Hierarchs of Christ Intercede that we be Saved.

SMAL

LITAN

in the Law, and the shadown and the letter. Every male who opens the womb shall be Holy to God. So the Unoriginate Fathers First-Born Logos and Son, Who is the Firstborn of the Mother who knew no man, we Magnify.

Festal Exaposteilarion Three Holy Hierarchs Tone 3

Ta

tou Fotos dohia, tas fengovolous astrapas, Vasilion nin ton Megan, Grigorion Theologon, Hrisostomon Ioannin, anevfimisomen pantes.

Come,

Theotokion

Eniea Theotis, Patir, Iios ke to Pnevma, tes Vasiliou Presvevies, Grigoriou, ke Ioannou, ke tis Agnis Theotokou, mi horisthiin Sis Doxis.

let us all extol now the Holy Vessels of the Light those Radiant Bolts of Lightning namely that Great Saint Basil, Gregory the Theologian, as well as John the Golden Mouth.

Unitary Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, at the Divine Intercession of Basil, Gregory, and John, and of the Pure Theotokos, may we not part from Thy Glory. Tower fashioned of Pure Gold,and City that has a twelvefold Wall, O Throne aglitter with Sunshine, Magnificent Throne of the King, Incomprehensible Wonder: how did Thou nurse the Master?

Parthene

Panimnite, Mitir Hristou tou Theou, Maria Theonimfe, ke apirogame, Piston i antilipsis, rise pantos kindinou, ke pantias anagkis, Despina Theotoke, tous en Pisti ke potho, ti Skepi Sou prosfevgontas, Moni Theonimfe.

O Mother of Christ our God, All Lauded


Virgin Most Pure, O Mary, the Bride of God and Unwed Maiden, the Help of all Believers: Save us from every danger and all manner of hardship, O Lady Theotokos, as we run to Thy Shelter with Ardent Faith and longing, O Only Bride of God.

Theotokion

Hrisoplokotate

pirge, ke dodekatihe polis, iliostalakte Throne, Kathedra tou Vasileos, akatanoiton Thavma, pos galouhis ton Despotin?

Lauds: The Praises to God - Psalm 148

Pasa

ALL CR EATION PRAISES T HE LORD OUR GOD

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos to Theo.

Let

everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. To Thee praise is due, O God.
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pragmatevesthe.

Megalinon Steni

psihi mou, tin Timoteran, ke Endoxoteran ton Ano Stratevmaton.

Magnify, The

ruling, that we set our mind onthings Above and act accordingly.

Second Festal Kathisma Three Holy Hierarchs


TO
NE

O my soul, Her who is Greater in Honour and Glory than the Heavenly Hosts. breadth of Thy Mighty Deeds, O Lady, has confounded me, suffocating the discourse beneath its density. And it paradoxically happens that I am at a loss before such abundance. Therefore we Glorifythe Lord Who Magnified Thee so.

En limoni ton Grafon, kathaper melisse Having


Sofi, prosiptameni imis, periedrepsasthe kalos, ke ton antheon ta arista ke to meli, pasi tis Pistis ton didagmaton imon, protithesthe omou, is pandesian afton, ke dia touto apas glikenomenos, met evfrosinis kravgazi. Pareste palin, ke meta potmon, tis imas evfimousi Makarii.

me to platos Sou, ton megalion Despina, katapnigon ton Logon Ipopiknotitos, ke mi paradoxos simveni, to aporin ek tis evporias. Dio ton tosouton Se, Megalinanta Doxazomen.

Festal Canon for the Holy Hierarchs Tone (8) Plagal 4

Megalinon Epirthi

psihi mou, tous tis Panagias, Triados Tris Pimenas! tis Triados i areti, ke ta panata tis Doxis eplirosen, allin imin eglin analampsasa trilampi os eaftis apavgasma, tous epouranious Mystagogous, di on epi tin Thian ekinis Theorian, i evsevountes odigoumetha.

Magnify,

The Virtue of the Trinity is elevated It


has filled with Its Glory the Universe, for unto us It has brightly shone forth another Light of Threefold Splendour like Its own Effulgence, the Heavenly Mystagogues. Through them we who are Faithful and Orthodox are guided to Contemplation of the Trinity.

O my soul, the Three Holy Shepherds of the All Holy Trinity.

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


Sofi, prosiptameni imis, periedrepsasthe kalos, ke ton antheon ta arista ke to meli, pasi tis Pistis ton didagmaton imon, protithesthe omou, is pandesian afton, ke dia touto apas glikenomenos, met evfrosinis kravgazi. Pareste palin, ke meta potmon, tis imas evfimousi Makarii.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

flown like bees within the field of Holy Writ, You did skilfully select from its flowers what was best, and You produced the Honey of Your Teachings; and now You set them out for all the Faithful to Feast on the Sweetness of Your words as on a full course meal. Therefore, everyone who has been sweetened cries out to You in gladness: Again be with us, who now extol You, O Blessed Father, even after Death.

En limoni ton Grafon, kathaper melisse Having

Megalinon

psihi mou, tous ek Trisiliou, Fostiras Tris Megalous. Ta presvia gar ekastos ferete, protos dokon, ke tous omotimou ipernikon. Exikioute mallon de, tin allilon nikin periharos. Ou hora gar entavtha to fthono parrisias, limenomeno tin omonian.

Magnify,

Ouk esti defterion en tis trisi.

There is no second best in these Sacred


Three. Each is thought to be foremost in precedence and to prevail over his co-rivals of equal Rank. But rather each with Joy has made his own the success of the other two. There is no room among them to envy one another and thus destroy their unanimity. O my soul, the Power of the Godhead that is Three Hypostases and also Undivided. has brought forth Her firstborn sons, namely these Holy Fathers, through whom She now is giving Birth to Her legitimate Undefiled Children who are Prefected by the Spirit Who spoke in them of True Life. And now She is entreting that Peace endure forever, since She received It as their Legacy.

O my soul, the Three Great Luminaries from the Tri-Solar Godhead.

Ke

Amin.

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

flown like bees within the field of Holy Writ, You did skilfully select from its flowers what was best, and You produced the Honey of Your Teachings; and now You set them out for all the Faithful to Feast on the Sweetness of Your words as on a full course meal. Therefore, everyone who has been sweetened cries out to You in gladness: Again be with us, who now extol You, O Blessed Father, even after Death.

Amen

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Theotokion

Trikimias ton pathon, O asiniditos ego,


himazomenos Agni, epikaloume Se sermos. Mi me paridis ton dileon apolesthe, avisson eleous i texasa. Plin Sou gar allin elpida ou kektime. Mi oun ehthris epiharma ke gelos, O pepithos Si ofthisome. Ke gar ishiis, osa ke vouli, os Mitir ousa tou panton Theou.

Without conscience I am tossed about


by storms the passions bring; hence, I fervently invoke Thee to assist me, O Pure Maiden. Since Thou gave Birth to the Abyss of Mercy, leave me not to drown, wretched coward that I am, for except for Thee I have no other Hope. Let me not become the laughing stock of demons, for I have placed my Hope in Thee, and Thou art able to do as Thou will, as the Mother of the God of all.

Megalinon psihi mou,tis Trisipostatou, Magnify,


ke Adieretou Theotitos to Kratos.

Pateras

i evsevia tous aftis, prototokous iious anadixasa, tekna genna, gnisia ke amoma di afton, telioumena Pnevmati, to Zoin lalisanti en aftis. Ke sozin exetite, is telos tin Irinin, in ap afton eklironomise.

Orthodoxy

12. F E S T A L M A T I N S H Y M N S T H E T H R E E H O L Y H I E R A R C H S 3 0 J A N U A R Y

FESTAL MATINS HYMNS THE THREE H

OLY

HIERARCHS 30 JANUARY

5.

Third Festal Kathisma Three Holy Hierarchs -

TONE 4

Megalinonta.

sofi Didaskali, tis ikoumenis, i Theon doxasantes, ergis ke logis epi tis gis, megalinesthosan simeron, os sotirias imin ontes proxeni.

Let

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Eortazi


simeron i Ekklisia, tin septin panigirin, ton Didaskalon ton trion. Ke gar afti estereosan, tin Ekklisian afton Thiis Dogmasin.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, On


and to the Holy Spirit

us faithful Magnify today those Most Wise Teachers of the Universe, for while on earth they Glorified the God of all by their deeds and words; and they promoted Salvation for all mankind.

> Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas! > Most Holy Theotokos, Save us! Nenosikotas orosa, ke psihin ke to soma, As Thou observe us in sickness of
ke vevlimenou pathesi dinis, ti Evsplaghnia Sou Sepina, Theapefsasa lison ton nin parenohlounton lipiron, ina pantes Se imnis, apafstos Megalinomen.

Everlasting Fire, for with Faith I extol Thee and longingly I Magnify Thee.

Ke

Amin.

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

this day the Church of Christ is celebrating the august and gala Feast of three Great Teachers of the Church; for they supported and strengthened Her by their Divine Words and Dogmas inspired by God.

> Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas! > Most Holy Theotokos, Save us! En ti gastri Sou skinosas, ek gastros pro Before the Ages the Father from
Eonon, Patir onper egennisen Iion, telios gegonen Anthropos, ke Pigin Harismaton, Se Theomitor edixen imin, tis Pistos proskinousi tin afraston Sou Gennisin.

the soul and body, and bedridden with painful suffering, O Lady, being Compassionate, grant Healing and release us from sorrowful troubles now besetting us, so that we may extol Thee unceasingly and Magnify Thee. the womb did beget Him, the Son Who dwelt within Thy Virgin Womb, and has truly become Perfect Man. O All Pure Theotokos, He gave Thee as a Fount of Gifts for us who with Faith fuly worship Thine Ineffable Childbirth. O my soul, those Three Great Luminaries among the Churchs Hierarchs.

Amen

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Theotokion

Prostasia

amahe, ton thlivomenon, ke thermi antilipsis, ton pepithoton epi Se, ek ton kindinon me Litrose. Si gar iperhis, i panton voithia.
LITANY & F
ESTAL

Unassailable

SMALL

ANTIPHON

Guardian of those in trouble, ardent Helper of those who place their every hope on Thee from every danger deliver me. Thou art the help and assistance of all in need.

Festal Canon for the Holy Hierarchs Tone 2

Megalinon Idou

psihi mou, tous en Ierarhes, Fostiras tris Megalous.

Magnify, Since

F e s t a l P r o k e i m e n o n T hr e e Ho l y Hi e r a r c hs

Ieris Sou Kyrie endisonte, Dikeosinin ke i Osii Sou agalliasonte. stoma mou lalisi Sofian, ke i meleti tis kardias mou sinesin.

Thy

To I

My mouth shall speak Wisdom, and the Thy


meditation of Understanding. my

Priests shall clothe themselves in Righteousness; Thy Saints shall greatly rejoice. (2) heart,

to imeteron, georgion ke pimnion, iper ou tous megistous ponous ipestite, is en sinelthontes omou te, tous tris imas simparalavontes, kinin ehi enesin, tin imon idistin enosin.

Megalinon Ou

Ieris Sou Kyrie endisonte, Dikeosinin ke i Osii Sou agalliasonte.


P
RAISES T O

SMALL LITANY & ALMIGHTY GOD

Priests shall clothe themselves in Righteousness; Thy Saints shall greatly rejoice.

psihi trissolamptiras, Ekklisias.

mou Hristou

tous tis

Magnify, Against

we are Your Rational and Veritable Farm and Flock, for the sake of whom You in Your Life went to great pains, behold, we assemble in one group and we include the three of You together and hold Your Sweet Unity as a reason for Communal Praise. O my soul, the Threefold Shinging Lights of the Church of Christ the True Light. those opposing Her has Grace drawn her cutting sword, which has not merely two edges but indeed has three; a single sword founded in Heaven and furnished with three sharp cutting edges, it champions the Divinity that shines with threefold Radiance.

Ke

The Holy Gospel According to St John 10: 9 - 16


iper tou kataxiothine imas tis akroaseos tou Agiou Evangeliou Kyriou ton Theon imon iketevsomen. tou Agiou
PR IEST

Kyrie Eleison [3] Sofia! Orthi! Akiousomen Irini pasi!


Evangeliou

And that He will graciously grant us to hear His Holy Gospel, let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy [3] Wisdom! Arise! Let us listen to
the Holy Gospel.

distomon maheran, i Haris alla tristomon,kata ton polemion aftis provallete. En ouranohalkevton xifos, trisin akmes katestomomenon, ai promahomenon,trilampous mias Theotitos.

PE OP LE PR IEST

Megalinon Imon

psihi mou, tous kekosmikotas, Hristou tin Ekklisian.

Magnify, O

O my soul, those who put in order the Church of Christ the Master.

Peace be with you all.

WE BOW OUR HEADS TO RECEIVE THE PRIESTS BLESSING

to politevma, en Ouranis tin Endoxi, ke tin sarka forounton, eti tin aspilon. Ous ilikrinos nin ikountes, tous epi gis imas stefomenous, ta ano presvevete, ke fronin ke

Glorious Hierarchs, while wearing You unspotted flesh, yet Your Citizenship was in Heaven all the same. Genuinely dwelling therein now, do Intercede for us who are
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OLY

11.

Fotos anesperou, Desponzonta


ODI 6

ke

Irinis

Evoise Si, idon O Presvis, tis ofthalmis to The


Sotirion, O lais epesti. Hriste:, Si Theos mou.
ODI 7

ODE 6

beforehand God made Flesh, Lord of the Light that knows no evening and King of Peace. Elder, having seen with his eyes the Salvation that has come to the people, cried aloud to Thee: O Christ Who comes from God: Thou art my God.

Ke to pnevmati sou Ek tou kata I O A N N I N A G I O U Proshomen > Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!
MAK
E THE

PE OP L E

EVANG ELI OU

to

PR IE ST

And with thy spirit The Lesson is from


ST JOHN

the Holy

anagnosma...

Gospel according to

Ek Theou

PE OP L E

Let us attend >Glory to Thee, O Lord:


IN GRATIT UDE AND

Glory

to Thee!
SI
GN OF T HE

CRO

SS

Se

ODE 7

BEFORE

& &

BOW TO

OD

WORSHIP

AFT ER T HE

HOLY GOSPEL

ton en piri drosisanta, Pedas theologisants, ke parthenon akirato enikisanta, Theon Logon imnoumen, efsevos melodountes. Evlogitos O Theos, O ton Pateron imon.

O Word of God Who in the midst of the


Fire hast dropped Dew upon the Children as they discoursed on things Divine, and who hast taken up Thy dwelling in the Pure Virgin: Thee do we praise as with piety we sing: O God of our Fathers, Blessed art Thou!

Holy Gospel According to St John 10: 1 9


OUR LORD JESU S CHRIST TEAC HER
IS TH E GOOD SHEP HERD HE IS O UR ONLY PR OTECTOR, AND ONLY THROU GH HI M CAN WE ENTER ET ERNAL LIFE

G UIDE &

Ipen

ODI 8

>Enoumen, Astekto

Evlogoumen Proskinoumen ton Kyrion

ke

ODE 8

>We Praise, we Bless and we Worship Standing


the Lord! together in the unbearable fire yet not harmed by the flame, the Children, Champions of Godliness, sang a Divine Hymn: O All you Works of the Lord: Bless the Lord and exalt Him above all forever!

Ego Imi i Thira diemou ean tis iselthi, sothisete, ke iselefsete ke exelefsete, ke nomin evrisi. Kleptis ouk erhete i mi ina klespi ke thisi ke apolesi. ilthon ina Zoin ehosin ke perisson ehosin.

O Kyrios pros tous elilithotas pros afton Ioudeous:

At that time, our Lord Jesus Christ said


I Am the Door; if any one enters by Me, he will be Saved, and will go in and out, and find pasture. to the Jews:

The

piri enothentes, i theosevias proestotes Neanei. Ti flogi de mi lovithentes, thion imnon emelpon. Evlogiete panta ta Erga ton Kyrion, ke iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas!
FICAT

Ego

I came

thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.

Ego Imi O Pimin O Kalos. I Am the Good Shepherd. O Pimin O Kalos tin psihin aftou tithisin The Good Shepherd lays down His Life O misthotos de, ke ouk on Pimin, ou ouk He
isin ta Provata idia, theori ton likon erhomenon ke afiisin ta Provata ke gevgi. Ke O likos arpazi afta ke skorpizi ta Provata. iper ton Provaton. for the Sheep. who is a hireling and not a Shepherd, who does not own the Sheep, sees the Wolf coming and leaves the Sheep and flees; and the Wolf snatches them and scatters them. flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the Sheep. My the the for

so that they may have Life, and have it abundantly.

MAGNI

Katavasia of the 9th Ode Canon for Theotokos Hiermos Tone 2

Ton

ek Theou TheonLogon, ton arrito sofie ikonta kenourgise ton Adama, Vrosi fthora peptokota dinos, ex Agias Parthenou, afrastos sarkothenta di imas, i Pisit Omofronos, en imnis Megalinomen. (2)

Being

> Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas! Theomakariste Kori, tin elpida


pasan prothimos Soson me Mitir tis aenaou, plisthine ton en Pisti ke Megalinonta.

mou anatithimi en Si, ontos Zois, ke trifis kathiketeve Agni, potho, se imnis

> Most Holy Theotokos, Save us! Divinely Blessed Holy Maiden, I entrust

from God, God the Logos with Ineffable Wisdom came to make Adam new, having fallen through food into corruption unhappily. From an All Holy Virgin Ineffably He took on Flesh for us. We the Faithful extol Him concordantly and Magnify. (2)

O misthotos fevgi, oti misthotos estin ke He Ego


ou meli afto peri ton Provaton. Imi O Pimin O Kalos ke gnosko ta Ema ke ginoskome ipo ton emon. Kathos ginoski me O Patir kago ginosko ton Patera ke tin psihin mou tithimi iper ton Provaton. alla Provata eho, a ouk estin ek tis avlis taftis. Kakina me di agagin ke tis fonis mou kousousin Is Pimin.

> Iperagia Theotoke, Soson imas! Epifanisa Parthene, tis psihis mou

ton zofon, fotos Sou ts ailis astrapes, avgason pili tou Thiou Fotos, ke Piros Eoniou, risthine kataxioson Agni, ton en Pisti ke potho, Se imnis

> Most Holy Theotokos, Save us! By Thine Appearance, O Virgin, as

my Petitions and all my hopes wholeheartedly to Thee. Save me, O Mother of Genuine Life, and make Earnest Entreaty that I be filled with Everlasting Joy, for with Faith I extol Thee and longingly I Magnify Thee!

Ke

And I have other Sheep, that are not of And


this Fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed My Voice. there shall be One Flock One Shepherd.

am the Good Shepherd; I know own and My own know Me, as Father knows Me, and I know Father; and I lay down My Life the Sheep.

Ke genisete Mia Pimi -

> Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!


PSAL
M

PEOPLE

the Gate of Divine Light, Illuminate the darkness of my soul with Immaterial flashes of Thy Light. I Entreat Thee, O Pure One, to Deliver me from

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>Glory to Glory to Thee!

Thee,

Lord:

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Hymns of

Divine Mercy

Synaxarion 30 January

> Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati >Tes


Ke
TON DIDASKALON presvies, Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton.

> Glory to the > Through

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

Ti

the Intercessions of THE HOLY TEACHERS, O Merciful One, blot out my many transgressions.

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton emon egklimaton.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. Amen >Through


the Intercessions of the Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out the multitude of our transgressions.

Ti

tou aftou minos, mnimi ton en Agiis Pateron imon, ke ikoumenikon Didaskalon, Vasiliou tou Megalou, Grigorious tou Theologou, ke Ioannou tou Hrisostomou.
afti imera, athlisis tou Agiou Ieromartyros Ippolitou Papa Romis, ke ton Sin afto, Kensourinou, Savenou, Hrisis, ke ton lipon. afti imera, athlisis tou Martyros Theofilou tou Neou. Agiou

On

On this day was the Contest of the Holy


Hieromartyr, St Hippolytos, Pope of Rome, and those with him: St Censurinos, St Sabainos, St Chryse, and others. Martyr, St Theophilos the New.

this 30th day of the month, we Commemorate our Fathers among the Saints, and Ecumenical Teachers: St Basil the Great, St Gregory the Theologian, and St John Chrysostom.

Amin >Tes

Ti O

On this day was the Contest of the Holy The New Holy Martyr, St Theodore, who By their Holy Intercessions, O God, have Amen.
Mercy on us. was from Mytilene and who witnessed there, in the year 1784 was Perfected by hanging.

Festal Idiomelon Three Holy Hierarchs


TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Eleison

>Exehithi

me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima mou. i Haris en hilesin imon, Osii Pateres, ke gegonate Pimenes tis tou Hristou Ekklisias, didaskontes ta logika Provata, Pistevin is Triada Omoousion, en Mia Theotiti.
ERS OF

Have

Grace

mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy Great Mercy; according to the multitude of Thy Mercies do away mine offences.

Agios Neomartys Theodoros O Mytilineos ke en Mytilini Martyrisas en eti apspo (1784) aghoni teleoute. afton Agiis eleison imas. presvies, O Theos,

Tes

was poured upon You lips, O Devout Father, and You became the Shepherds of the Church of Christ, teaching the Reason-endowed Sheep to believe in the Trinity, Co-Essential, in One Divinity.
TONE 2

Amin
ODI 1

Katavasia of the Meeting/Presentation


15 JANUA
RY

UNTI

HE

Herson

APODOSIS/L ODE 1

TONE

EAVETAKIN G

PRAY

ALVATION

Festal Kontakion Three Holy Hierarchs -

Tous

Ierous ke Theofthongous Kirikas, tin korifin ton Didaskalon Kyrie, proselavou is apolafsin ton Agathon Sou ke anapafsin. Tous ponous gar ekinon ke ton kamaton, edexo iper pasin olokarposin, O monos Doxazon tous Agious Sou.

Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord, the


Pinnacles among Teachers those Sacred Theologians and Preachers to enjoy Thy Blessings and Repose. For Thou accepted their Labours and their Toil as being higher than any Whole-Burnt Offering, for only Thou Glorify Thy Saints.

avissotokon, pedon ilios, epepolefse pote. Osi tihos gar epagi, ekaterothen idor, lao pezopontoporounti, ke thearestos melponti. Asomen to Kyrou. Endoxos gar Dedoxaste.

The sun once shone with its rays upon


dry land in the midst of the deep. For the water on both sides became firm as a wall while the people crossed the sea on foot, offering this song acceptable to God: Let us sing to the Lord, for He has been greatly Glorified!

ODI 3

To

ODE 3

stereoma, ton epi si pepithoton, stereoson Kyrie tin Ekklisian, in ektiso, to timio sou Emati.

Festal Ikos Three Holy Hierarchs

Tis

ikanos ta hili diare, ke kinise tin glossan pros tous pneontas pir, dinami Logou ke Pnevmatos? Omos tosounton ipin tharriso, oti pasan parilthon tin anthropinin fisin i tris, tis pollis ke megalis harismasi, ke en prazi ke theoria, tous kat amfo lamprous iperarantes. Dio megiston doreon toutous ixiosas, os Pistous Sou Therapontas, O Monos doxazon tous Agious Sou.

Who is fit to open his lips and move his


tongue to speak about these men who breathed Fire in the Power of Word and Spirit? Yet I will dare to say this much, that these three men excelled beyond all human nature in their many and great Spiritual Gifts, and in the Active Life as well as in contemplation they surpassed even those who have proved illustrious in both. Therefore, Thou counted them worthy of the Greatest Gifts, since they were Thy Faithful Servants, for only Thou Glorify Thy Saints.

ODI 4

Ekalipsen

ODE 4

Lord, the firm foundation of those who put their trust in Thee, do Thou confirm the Church, which Thou hast purchased with Thy Precious Blood. Virtue, O Christ, has covered the Heavens, for proceeding forth from the Ark of Thy Sanctification, from Thine undefiled Mother, Thou hast appeared in the Temple of Thy Glory as an Infant in arms, and the whole world has been filled with Thy praise.

Ouranous, i Areti Sou Hriste. Tis kivotou gar Proelthon, tou Agiasmatos Sou, tis afthorou Mitros, en to Nao tis Doxis Sou, ofthis os vrefos agkaloforoumenos, ke eplirothi ta panta, tis Sis Eneseos.

Thy

ODI 5

ODE 5

Os

iden Isaes simvolikos, en Throno epirmeno Theon, ip Angelon Doxis Doriforoumenon, O talas! Evoa, ego! Pro gar idon Somatoumenon Theon.

In

a figure Isaiah saw God upon a Throne, lifted up on high and borne in triumph by Angels of Glory; and he cried: Woe is me! For I have seen
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FESTAL MATINS HYMNS THE THREE H

OLY

9.