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Saturday of the Ascetics


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12.

FEST AL HYMNS SAT URDAY

OF THE

ASCETICS (BEFORE CHEESEFARE)

Saturday of the Holy Ascetics (Saturday Before Cheesefare/Forgiveness Sunday) On this day, we commemorate all the Righteous and God-bearing Fathers and Mothers, both known and unknown, who shone forth in Asceticism. With these two weeks of Meatfare and Cheesefare, the Church gradually eases us into the full Fasting, which begins on Monday. The Holy Acetics are Virtuous men and women who contended against the devil and their own passions. By examining their Lives and their Struggles against the Enemy, we take courage from the Victory they have achieved, and are Inspired to imitate their God-pleasing conduct. They also teach us that Fasting is not merely abstinence from food, but involves refraining from inappropriate speech and unseemly actions. Since these Holy Ascetics share the same human nature that we have, their example is an encouragement to us as we embark on our own Spiritual Struggles. Their Lives are a model for us to follow as we seek to acquire and practice the various Virtues and to turn away from everything evil. If we undertake these same Struggles of Prayer, Fasting, and Good Works, we shall receive from God the same Reward they did. Most of the Holy Ascetics commemorated today have their own separate Feast Day during the year, while some are remembered only on this day. http://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/03/01

imon.

Ke

Amin
TH

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Now

have confidence before the Lord, ask Him to grant Peace to our soul.

Amen

and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Theotokion
E

CO

NGREGATION MUST STAND

> Theotoke,

Si i i Ampelos i Alithini, i vlastisasa ton Karpon tis Zois, Se iketevomen, presveve Despina, meta ton Osion ke panton ton Agion, eleithine tas psihas imon.
THE GR

> Theotokos,

Thou art the True Vine that produced the Fruit of Life. O Lady, we fervently entreat Thee to Intercede along with the Devout Ones and all the Saints, Mercy for our soul.
OXOLOGY

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Festal Apolytikion - Saturday of the Holy Ascetics

TO

NE

Theos ton Pateron imon, O pion ai meth imon kata tin Sin epiikian, mi apostisis to Eleos Sou af imon, alla tes afton ikesies, en irini kivernison tin Zoin imon.

God of our Fathers, since Thou always deal with us in accordance with Thy Gentleness, do not withdraw Thy Mercy from us, but at their Fervent Entreaties, pilot our Life in Peace.

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2.

FESTAL H YMNS SATURDAY

OF THE

ASCETICS ( BEFOR E CHEESEFARE)

FESTAL HYM NS SAT URDAY

OF THE

ASCETICS ( BEFORE CH EE SEFARE)

11.

di aretis ke semnotitos, evthidromisantas idou, axios timisomen, opos tihomen eleous ek Theou, ti afton paraklisi, ke eoniou doxis ke haras, ke risthomen ton eki, aparetiton kolaseon.

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Ierarhon


Afton en hordes ke organo.

Enite

Praise We

that indestructible and Blessed Destination in the next Life. Through Virtue and decorum they wen straight there. By their Prayers, may we received Mercy from God, Eternal Glory and Joy, and may we be Delivered from unavoidable punishment in the next Life.

Psalm 117 /118

Theos
STIHOS

PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTI NG MERCY

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


VERSE 1:

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

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

Theos

apanton O horo, Dikeon omigyris, Askiton te ke Osion Gynekon, 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, eonon imnis apafstos, to Zoodoti anakrazontes.

Enite

Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. Panigyrin Pisti, krotisomen simeron, en ti mnimi ton Agion dapsilos Ierarhon, ke Askiton, ke Ieromartyron, ke Osion Ginekon, ke efsevon. Ton gar ftharton katefronisan, ke ton proskeron aithos, 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 presvies O Theos, rise fthoras tas psihas imon.

Praise O

implore You, O Hierarchs and Righteous, Ascetics, men and women Monastics, all You who lived piously in Grace. Entreat our All Compassionate 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. Him with tuneful cymbals; praise Him with loud cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

STIHOS 2:

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


Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou! Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

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!
VERSE 2:

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good; His Mercy endures forever!

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

Theos

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


us. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!
VERSE 3:

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

STIHOS 3:

Theos

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


Epefanen imin. erhomenos en

Kyrios ke Evlogimenos O Onomati Kyriou!

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to


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

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

Festal Apolytikion Holy Ascetics

Theoprepi

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


TO
NE

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit
AGAL

Believers, let us hold a lavish Celebration today, worthy of God, for the 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 soul from Destruction.

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati O

Theos ton Pateron imon, O pion ai meth imon kata tin Sin epiikian, mi apostisis to Eleos Sou af imon, alla tes afton ikesies, en Irini kivernison tin Zoin imon.

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


and to the Holy Spirit

God of our Fathers, in Thou always deal with us in accordance with Thy Gentleness, do not withdraw Thy Mercy from us, but at their Fervent Entreaties, pilot our Life in Peace.

Ke

Theos ton Pateron imon, O pion ai meth imon kata tin Sin epiikian, mi apostisis to Eleos Sou af imon, alla tes afton ikesies, en Irini kivernison tin Zoin imon. nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

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

God of our Fathers, in Thou always deal with us in accordance with Thy Gentleness, do not withdraw Thy Mercy from us, but at their Fervent Entreaties, pilot our Life in Peace.

Amin To

Festal Idiomelon - Saturday of the Holy Ascetics


(6) PL 2

Theotokion
ap eonos apokrifon, ke Agelis 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

Osii

Pateres, is pasan tin gin exilthen O fthongos, ton katorthomaton imon, id on en tis Ouranis, evrete misthon ton kamaton imon, ton demonon olesate tas falangas, ton Angelon efthasate ta tagmata, on ton vion amemptos ezilosate, parrisian ehontes pros Kyrion, irinin etisasthe tes psihes
FEST AL HYMNS SAT URDAY
OF THE

Devout

Fathers, 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 Orders of the Angels, whose Lifestyle You emulated blamelessly. Since You

SMAL

LITANY FESTAL HYM NS SAT URDAY


OF THE

Theotokos, through Thee became manifest to us on earth the Mystery, wich was hidden from Eternity, and which the Angels themselves knoew not: that God, Uniting Natures without confusion, became Man and voluntarily accepted Crucifixion for our Salvation. By virtue of this, Resurrecting mankind whom He had first created, He Save our soul from 3.

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ASCETICS (BEFORE CHEESEFARE)

ASCETICS ( BEFORE CH EE SEFARE)

Death.

First Festal Kathisma - Saturday of the Holy Ascetics


TO
NE

imas katafedrinate, tou animnise axios, imon tin pamfoton mnimin.

(8) P

LAGAL

Tes

ton Pateron astrapes katavgasthentes, os is Paradison terpnon nin isiontes, tis trifis tou himarrou katapolavsomen, ke touton tas aristias Thamvitikos, skopountes amillithomen tes aretes, to Sotiri kravgazontes. Evhes afton O Theos, metohous imas piison, ouranon Vasilias Sou.

As we are shone on by the Lightning of


the Fathers, as if we now enter a most delightful Garden, let us fully enjoy the River of Thy Delight. With wonder we view the excellence of their deeds and Virtues, so let us strive to emulate them. Let us pray to the Saviour, By their Intercessions, O God, account us worthy be become the Partakers of Thy Kingdom and Rule.

Tous

en Askisi lampsantas Theoforous Pateras, ke Ierarhas ama te, Ginekon tas Osias, ke ton Ieromartyron, tas horias en imnis, fedros anevfimisomen, opos agiasthomen, ke tes evhes touton, ke Presvies tis Theotokou, ton dromon dianisomen, evmaros tis nistias.

Come, let us splendidly extol those who

Hierarchs, and Company of Women Saints: You make us bright and filled with Joy that we may worthily praise You and Your All Resplendent Memory.

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Ton


arhigon ton Monaston Pavlon simfonos, Sin antonio to Sofo ke Evthimio, animnisomen pantes, Sin tis lipis Patrasi, ke toutous kathiketevsomen, opos Hriston apafstos ekdisoposin iper imon, ton tin Thian ke pamfoton, epitelounton mnimin afton, en asmasi doxazontes, ton Sotira ke Kyrion

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


and to the Holy Spirit

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 Intercessions of the Saints and of the Theotokos.
TONE (5) PLA
GAL

Lauds: The Praises to God -Psalm 148

Ke

Amin

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

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

us with one voice now extol those Great Monastics, St Paul their Chief, and Most Wise Anthony, and also St Efthymios, and the other Fathers. And let us entreat them all to pray unceasingly to Christ on our behalf, who observe their Holy and Most Resplendent Memory today, while singing songs to Glorify God our Saviour Lord of all.

Pasa

ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Enite

pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos to Theo. Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. Si prepi imnos to Theo.
TO
NE

Let

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,

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. all His Powers. To Thee praise is due, O God.

Psalm 150 Saturday of the Holy Ascetics


(8)PL
AGAL

Enite Tin

Efharistoumen

Theotokion
Si ai ever thank Thee, O All Holy Theotokos, and magnify Thee, All Pure One; and we worship and extol Thy Divine Son, O Maiden Highly Favoured. Therefore, All Merciful Virgin, 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, and may we, Thy servants not be ashamed.
TO
NE

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Megalosinis Aftou. 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, Gynekon tas Theoforous ke lampras, tin afton politian, Theoprepos zilountes en psihi, ina evromen eki, plimmelimaton tin sighorisin.

Praise

All Believers, let us praise in song the

Him for His Mighty Acts; praise Him according to the greatness of His Majesty. Great Company of the Fathers. Brethren, let us with Godly Mind and singleness of soul extol the Hierarchs of Christ. For they lived in self-control and Pure Fasting, and they made the Gospel of Christ known 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.

Theotoke, ke megalinomen Agni, ke proskinoumen, animnountes ton Tokon Sou Keharitomeni, Voontes akatapafstos. Soson imas, Parthen panteleimon os Agathi, ke demonon exarpason, logothesiou foverou. En ora tis etaseos, mi eshinthomen i douli Sou. HY MNS

EVL OGI TA RIA T RIS AGIO N THEO TOKI ON

Antonion

Second Festal Kathisma HolyAscetics


Omou, ke Evthimion pantes, Sin pasi tis lipis, Theoforis Patrasin, evfimisomen imnis, afton tin mnimin panigirizontes. Outi gar to Kyrio, iper tou kosmou pantos presvevousin, ina risthomen tis arheas aras, litrothentes kolaseos.

(8) PL

AGAL

Come all let us extol the God-bearing


Fathers, St Anthony the Great and St Euthymios also, and all the others, and let us observe their Holy Memory festively. For they Intercede with our Lord on behalf of the whole world, that we be freed from the Ancestral Curse and Saved from Perdition.
ASCETICS ( BEFOR E CHEESEFARE)

Enite

Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Afton en psaltirio ke kithara .

Praise

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,
FESTAL HYM NS SAT URDAY
OF THE

Brethren,

Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with lute and harp. let us Gloriously extol those who shone splendidly in Asceticism and lived in devout Monasticism. And let us worthily honour those who lived well and who piously moved to Eternal Life with Joy, to 9.

4.

FESTAL H YMNS SATURDAY

OF THE

ASCETICS ( BEFORE CH EE SEFARE)

Kypriano to Hristomartyri.

> Agii Osii


imon!

tou Theou, Presvevsate iper

> O Saints of God: Intercede for us! Monastic

Polycarp and Cyprian, the Martyrs of Christ.

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati 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, plitian viosantes, doxis oun ixiothisan.

> Glory to the Father, and to the Son, As we remember the God-bearing Great
Ascetics, it is like walking in a Meadow of Blossoms of their Virtues, that 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 dwelt here on earth, they were living an Angelic Life, and were worthily Glorified and to the Holy Spirit

Pateres, ke Ierarhe Kyriou, Sin Ieromartisi, ke Gynexin Agies, onomasti ke anomnimi pantes, evxasthe sothine tas psihas imon. tou Theou, Presvevsate iper

> Agii
imon!

> O Saints of God: Intercede for us!

Fathers and Hierarchs of the Lord, along with Hieromartyrs and Holy Women: all of You whether or not we know Your name, pray for the Salvation of our soul.

Troparion for the Holy Martyrs

En tes Ouranies, mones tis Doxis Kyriou, O


Sin horis ton Martyron, ke Apostolon trifontes, iper imon ton en gi tas etisis, Martyres to Ktisti prosagagete.

> Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati O is en Triadi Theos, Doxa Si apafstos!
I gar ke Theos ekaston, all is ti fisi pelis, O Patir, O Iios ke to pnevma, tis trissofaesin idiomasi. nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

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


and to the Holy Spirit

Martyrs, You are delighting now in the Heavenly Mansions of our Lords Glory, together with the Hosts of Martyrs and Apostles. Send up You Prayers to the Creator on behalf of us who are still on earth.

Ke

Amin. Ton

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

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

Theotokion

Ke

Now

God in Trinity: Glory to Thee unceasingly! Even if each Person is God, Thou art One in Nature: Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Attributes of Three Fold Light.

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 splaghna Eleous Sou.

Amin

Amen

and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

PSALM 50/51

Triodion Idiomelons

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 all Thy Saints, Thou Good Ever Virgin Mother, O Christ, to us grant to walk in Thy Light, and also count us worthy to obtain Thine Uncreated Kingdom and Rule, in Thy Mercy and Tender Love.

Theotokion

>Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati


IHOS (5) PLAGAL 1

>Glory

Vaton

keomenin piri, ke mi flegomenin, proeora pale Mosis, en Sineo to, Ori, Sin Theodekton Sou Gatera Parthen, ipodehomenin to Akiraton Pir.

O Virgin, Moses foresaw Thy Womb on


Mount Sinai of old, as Bush that burnt with Fire but was unconsumed. For Thy Womb accepted God and received the Immortal Fire.

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

Tis

TONE (5) PLAGAL 1

The Hiermos as Katavasia

Metanias anixon mi Pilax, Zoodota. Arthrixi gar to pnevma mou pros Naon ton Agion Sou, Naon feron tou somatos olon esplomenon. All os iktirmon Katharon Evsplaghno Sou Elei. nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. evthinon mi trivous, Theotoke; eshres gar katerriposa tin ihin amarties, os rathimos ton vion mou olon ekdapanisas; tes ses Presvies rise me pasis akatharsias.

Open to me the Gates of Repentance, O


Life-giver; for my soul goes early to the Temple of Thy Holiness, coming in the temple of my body, wholly polluted. But because Thou art Compassionate, Cleanse me by Compassion of Thy Mercies

Ton

Prodilothenta en Ori to Nomotheti, en Piri ke Vato, Tokon ton tis Aiparthenou, is imon ton Piston Sotirian, Imnis Asigitis Megalinomen!
MALL

Let us sing to Him Who to Moses of old,


on the Mountain, Prefigured in the Burning Bush the Childbirth of Ever Virgin Mary, for the Salvation of us Believers. Let us always Praise and Magnify Him!

Ke

Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages

THE S

LITANY

Amin Tis Sotirias

Amen Prepare for me the Ways of Salvation, O


Theotokos; for I have profaned myself with coarse sins, and consumed my whole life with procrastination. But by Thine Intercessions Purify me from all abominations.

Festal Exapostilarion of Saturday of the Ascetics


TO
NE

kosmon arnisameni, ke ton Stavron arameni, plithis Osion Pateron, Sin tis horis ton Martyron, Ierarhon smigiris, ke Ginekon to sintagma, 8.
FESTAL H YMNS SATURDAY
OF THE

All You who have Renounced the world


and who have taken up the Cross, O Holy Monastic Fathers, and You Choirs of Martyrs, Assemblage of
ASCETICS ( BEFOR E CHEESEFARE)

FESTAL HYM NS SAT URDAY

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ASCETICS ( BEFORE CH EE SEFARE)

5.

Eleison

IHOS (6) PLAGAL 2

me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon Sou Exalipson to anomima mou. plithi ton pepragmenon mi dinon ennoon O talas, tremo tin foveran Imeran Tis Kriseos. Alla tharron is to Eleos tis Evsplaghnias Sou, os O David voo Si: Eleison me O Theos kata to Mega Sou Eleos.

Have mercy on
TONE

me, O God, according to Thy Great Mercy; according to the multitude of Thy Mercies take away my offences.
(6) PLAGAL 2

Tes

Ginekon. ton Osion Sou panton presvies Hriste O Theos imon, eleison imas.

By the Intercessions of all Thy Monastic Amen


Saints, O Christ our God, have Mercy one us.

Asceticism.

Ta

When

PRAYERS OF SALVATION

I think of the multitude of my evil deeds, I tremble for the terrible Day of Judgement. But trusting the Compassion of Thy Mercy, I shout to Thee like David: Have Mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy Great Mercy!

Amin
THE MAGNI
FICAT

TONE (8) P
LAGAL

Katavasia of the 9th Ode The Hiermos -

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 us believers. Let us always praise and magnify Him.

Festal Kontakion of Saturday of the Holy Ascetics

Os

efsevias kirikas, ke asevias fimotra, ton Theoforon ton dimon efedrinas, Kyrie, tin ifilion lamponta. En Irini telia, tes afton ikesies, tous Se Doxazontas ke Megalinontas, diafilaxon, psallin ke adin Si, Allilouia.

Lord, Thou made the Host of Godbearing 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 Glorify and Magnify Thee, and chant and sing to Thee: Alleluia!

Troparia of the Holy Ascetics

> Agii Tis


imon!

tou Theou, Presvevsate iper

> O Saints of God: Intercede for us! Who


can roar with the candor of Ambrose? Who can describe the Wisdom of Hierotheos, or the resolve regarding the Faith of the Alexanders, those Fathers Wise in God?

tin parrisian, erevxete Amvrosious tou Ierotheou de, pos tin Sofian exipi? Ke Alexandron ton Theosofon Pateron, tin iper tis Pisteos sterrotita?

Festal Ikos of Saturday of the Holy Ascetics

Tis

tou viou terpnis enitenisa, logismis theoron ta ginomena, ke metrisas afton ta epodina, tin Zoin ton vroton etalanisa, imas de monous emakarisa, tou merida kalin epilexamenous, to pathin to Hristo, ke menin Sin afto, ke simpsallin ai to Profiti David, Allilouia!

observed the Delights of earthly life, and considered what goes on in peoples minds; and I weighed their pain, and I deemed their life unhappy. Only You did I call 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!

> Agii Fedimos


imon!

tou Theou, Presvevsate iper

> O Saints of God: Intercede for us!

> Agii O

O Thios, Spyridon O Theofors, Sin to Antipatro, Pamvo, Palladio, ke Nonno, Ieronimo, ke Germano ton pantimo, os Theofostires animnisthosan. tou Theou, Presvevsate iper

Let us extol St Phaedimos, Spyridon the


God-bearer, and also Antipater, Pambo, Palladios, Nonnos, Jerome, and All Honourable Germanos; for they were Luminaries lit by God.

> O Saints of God: Intercede for us!

imon! Polis ta Thia, Dionysios timastho, os ton Ouranion mystis, O poliathlos Klimis, Flavianos te, ke Pavlos O Megas, tis Omologias i Prokirikes.

Synaxarion

- 1 March

Let us honour Dionysios, that expert in


Theology and Mystic of things Heavenly, along with Clement who Struggled much, Phlabian, and Paul the Great, for they all proclaimed and Confessed the Faith.

Ti A tou aftou Ti Ti

minos, mnimi tis Agias Osiomartyros Evdokias tis apo Samariton. Agias

On On On On On

this 1st day of the month, we Commemorate the Holy Martyr, St Evdokia, the Samaritan. this day we Commemorate Domnina and those with her. this day, St Markellos and Anthony were Perfected by fire. St St

afti imera, mnimi tis Domninis, ke ton Sin afti.

> Agii Mihail


imon!

tou Theou, Presvevsate iper

> O Saints of God: Intercede for us!

Ti afti imera, i Agii Martyres Silvestros


ke Sofronios xifi teliounte.

afti imera, i Agii Markellos ke Antonios piri teliounte.

Ti

this day, the Holy Martyrs, St Sylvester and St Sophronios were Perfected by sword. this day, St Nestorianos Perfected by sword. was

Ton

afti imera, O Agios Nestorianos xifi telioute. Savvato tis Tyrinis mnian epiteloumen panton ton en Askisi lampsanton Agion Andron te ke
FESTAL H YMNS SATURDAY
OF THE

> Agii

Synadon, imnistho Sin Tarasio, Nikiforos afthis, Sin Theodoron to pani, ke Theofanis, O Ieronimos ontos, i ipaspiste ton Haraktiron Hristou.

Let us extol Michael of Synada, and also


Tarasios and Nicephoros, Theodore and Theophanis, and also Jeronymos, who truly defended the Icons of Christ.

On the Saturday of Cheesefare week, we


Commemorate all the Holy Men and Women who excelled in Holy
ASCETICS ( BEFOR E CHEESEFARE)

tou Theou, Presvevsate iper imon! Petros ke Ignatios, i ontos Theofori, os Hristou Apostoli, ke Ieroathli ontes, animnisthosan ama Sin Polikarpo, ke
FESTAL HYM NS SAT URDAY
OF THE

> O Saints of God: Intercede for us!

Let us also extol the Truly God-bearing Peter and Ignatios, those Apostles of Christ and Holy Athletes, and also
ASCETICS ( BEFORE CH EE SEFARE)

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