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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria

& All Africa

Matins Service

6 December
St Nicholas of Myra

58.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

TRISAGION PRAYERS

Evlogitos

O Theos imon, pantote nin


ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Blessed is our God always now


and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

PRI EST

Amin
P E O P L E Amen
Doxa Si, O Theos, Doxa Si!
Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee!
Vasili Ouranie, Paraklite, to Pnevma tis O Heavenly King, O Comforter, the
Aklithias, O Panatahou paron ke ta
panta pliron, O Thisavros ton
Agathon ke Zois Korigos elthe ke
skinoson en imin ke katharison imas
apo pasis kilidos ke Soson, Agathe,
tas psihas imon.

Spirit of Truth, Who art in all places


and fillest all things; Treasury of
Good Things and Giver of Life: come
and Dwell in us and Cleanse us from
every stain, and Save our souls, O
Gracious Lord.

Agios

Holy

Doxa

Glory

Amin
Panagia

Amen
All Holy Trinity have mercy upon us.

Kyrie Eleison [3]


Doxa Patri ke

Lord have mercy [3]


Glory to the Father, and to the

O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios


Athanatos, Eleison imas.

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.


Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.
Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie,
elas thiti tes amarties imon. Despota,
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon,
eneken tou Onomatos Sou.

Io ke Agio Pnevmati.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

Amin

God,
Holy
Mighty,
Holy
Immortal, have mercy upon us.
to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Lord, wash away our sins. Master,


pardon our transgressions.
Holy
One, visit and heal our infirmities for
Thy Names sake.
Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amen
OUR LORDS PRAYER

EVERYONE

PRAYS IN

UNISON

Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito Our Father Who art in Heaven: Hallowed
to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou,
genithito to Thelima Sou, os en
Ourano ke epi tis gis. Ton Arton
imon ton epiousion dos imin simeron.
Ke afes imin ta ofelimata imon, os ke
imis afiement tis ofiletes
imon. Ke
mi isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla
rise imas apo tou ponirou.

Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke i


Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou
Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

Amin

28.

be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.


Thy Will be done on earth as it is in
Heaven. Give us this day our Daily
Bread, and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass
against us. And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from the
evil one.

For Thine is the Kingdom, the


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

PRI EST

PE OPLE

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ST NICHOLA

Amen

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

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OF

MYRA -

6 D

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57.

TROPARIA

LORD

TO OUR

AND

SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST

Soson

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

ipsothis en to Stavro ekousios, ti


eponimo Sou keni politia tous
iktirmous Sou Dorise, Hriste O Theos.
Evfranon en ti Dinami Sou tous
Pistous Vasilis imon, Nikas horigon
aftis kata ton polemion.
Tin
simmakian ehien tin Sin, oplon Irinis,
Aittiton Tropeon.

Do Thou Who, of Thine own Good Will,

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now and ever, and the Ages of Ages.

Kyrie ton laon Sou ke Evlogison


tin Klironomian Sou, Nikas tis
Vasilevsi kata varvaron doroumenos
ke to son filatton dia tou Stavrou Sou
Politevma.

Ke

Amin

Lord, Save Thy people, and Bless


Thine Inheritance, granting to our
God-fearing Rulers Victory over all
adversaries, and by Thy Cross
preserving Thine Estate.
and to the Holy Spirit

upon the Cross was lifted up, bestow


Thy Bounties upon the New State,
which is called by Thy Name, O
Christ God; gladden with Thy Might
our God-fearing Rulers, granting
Victory over adversaries to those
who have Thine Aid, which is a
Panoply
of
Peace,
a
Trophy
Invincible.

Amen
THEOTOKION

Prostasia

Fovera ke akateskinte, mi
paridis, Agathi, tas ikesias imon,
Panimfite
Theotoke.
Stirixon
Orthodoxon politian. Soze nothen tin
Nikin. Dioti etekes ton Theon, Moni
Evlogimeni.

LITANY

OF

imas O Theos, kata to Mega


Eleos Sou, deometha Sou, epakouson
ke Eleison.
efsovon

ke

Kyrie Eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper
ke
Adelfotitos.

tou Arhipiskopou
pasis tis en Hristo

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OF

MYRA -

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Lord have mercy [3]


Again, we pray

Archbishop (N A M E ) and
Brotherhood in Christ.
PE OPLE

Filanthropos Theos
iparhis
ke
Si
tin
Doxan
anapempomen to Patri ke to Io ke

Lord have mercy [3]


Again, let us pray

for all
devout and Orthodox Christians

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Kyrie Eleison [3]


Oti eleimon ke

56.

Have Mercy on us, O God,


according to Thy great Mercy, we
pray Thee, hear us and have Mercy

PRI EST

PE OPLE

ton
Orthodoxon Hristianon.

(N A M E )

Champion Dread, Who cannot be


put to confusion, despise not our
Petitions. O Good One, All Lauded
Birth-giver of our God, establish
Thou the State of those who hold the
Orthodox Faith;
Save our Godfearing Rulers, whom Thou has
called to rule over us, and bestow
upon them Victory from Heaven: for
Thou gave Birth to God, O Only
Blessed One.

FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS

Eleison

Kyrie Eleison [3]


Eti deometha iper

for
all

our
our

Lord have mercy [3]


For Thou art a Merciful

and
Loving God, and to Thee we give
Glory, to the Father, and to the

PRI EST

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

29.

to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous


eonas ton eonon.

Amin
En Onomati Kyriou Evlogison, Pater.

Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and


ever, and to the Ages of ages.
PEO PLE

In

the Name of the Lord, Bless us,


Father.

Doxa ti Agia ke

PRI EST

Amin

PE OPLE

Omoousio ke Zoopio
ke Adiereto Triadi, pantote, nin ke ai
ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

PRAISES
MAKE

THE

SIGN

TO

OF THE

Amen

Glory to the Holy,


Consubstantial,
Life-giving
and
Undivided Trinity, always, now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
Amen

&

ROSS

BOW DOWN

Doxa

Glory

Kyrie,

en Ipsistis Theo ke epi gis Irini,


en anthropis evdokia. [3]
ta hili mou anixis, ke to stoma
mou anageli tin enesin Sou. [2]

TO

GOD:

to God in the Highest, and on


earth Peace, Good Will towards
mankind. [3]

Lord, open Thou my lips, and my


mouth shall show forth Thy praise
[2]

PSALM 3
HELP FOR THE AFFLICTED

Kyrie, ti eplithinthisan i thlivontes me ?

Polli epanistante ep eme.


Polli legovsi ti psihi mou:

Many are those who rise up against me.


Many are those who say to my soul:

Ouk esti
Sotiria afto en to Theo aftou. ( DIPALMA).

Si de Kyrie, Antiliptor mou,

i Doxa mou,

Lord, why do those who afflict me


multiply?

There is no Salvation for him in his


God. (PAUSE)

But Thou, O Lord, art my Protector, my


Glory, and the One Who lifts up my
head.

ke ipon tin kefalin mou.

Foni

mou pros Kyrion ekeraxa, ke


epikouse mou ex Orous Agiou Aftou. (

cried to the Lord with my voice, and


He heard me from His Holy
Mountain. (PAUSE)

lay down and slept; I awoke, for the


Lord helps me.

DIPALMA).

Ego

ekimithin ke ipnosa; exigerthin, oti


Kyrios antilipsete mou.

Evlogitos

Blessed

Kyrie,

Lord,

Kyrie, to Eleos Sou ef imas,


kathaper ilipisamen epi Se.
i, Kyrie, didaxon me ta
Dikeomata Sou. [3]

katafigi, egenithis imin en genea


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

piin to Thelima Sou, oti Si I O Theos


mou.

art Thou, O Lord, teach me


Thy Statutes [3]

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.
do Thy Will, for Thou art my God.

Oti

For with Thee is the Fountain of Life;

Paratinon to Eleos Sou tis ginoskousi Se.

Extend

Agios

Holy

Doxa

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin
Agios Athanatos, eleison imas.
Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros,

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

para Si Pigi Zois; en to Foti Sou


opsometha Fos.

O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios


Athanatos, eleison imas.[3]
Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

Agios

Athanatos, Eleison imas.

Kanona

Pisteos ke Ikona praotitos,


egkrtias Didaskalon, anedixe Se ti
Pimni Sou, i ton pragmaton alithia.
Dia touto ektiso ti paninosi ta ipsila,
ti ptohia ta plousia, Pater ierarha
Nokolae. Presveve Hristo to Theo,
Sothine tas psihas imon.

Thy Mercy to those who know


Thee.
God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Immortal, have mercy on us. [3]

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Immortal, have mercy on us.


OF

MYRA

The actual facts of Thy Life manifested


Thee to Thy Flock as a Rule of Faith,
and an Icon of Gentleness, and a
Teacher of Self-control. By Humility,
therefore, Thou acquired the Things
on High, and Riches through
poverty. O Father Holy Hierach,
Nicholas: Intercede with Christ our
God, Entreating Him to Save our
soul.

of people who set themselves


against me and who surround me.

Anastra Kyrie Soson me O Theos mou, Arise, O Lord, and Save me, O my God,
oti
Si
epataxas
pantas
tous
ehthrenontas mi mateos, odontas
amartolon sinetripsas.

for Thou struck all those who were


foolishly at enmity with me Thou
broke the teeth of sinners.

THE D

IVINE

LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BEGINS IMMEDIATELY

Tou Kyriou i Sotiria, ke epi ton Laon Sou Salvation

is of the Lord, and Thy


Blessing is upon Thy People.

i Evlogia Sou.

Ego

ekimithin ke ipnosa; exigerthin,


oti Kyrios antilipsete mou.

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I lay down and slept;

I awoke, for the

Lord helps me.

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

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SERVIC

in

Thy Light we shall see Light.

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST NICHOLAS

Ou fovithisome apo mnriadon laou, ton I will not be afraid of tens of thousands
kiklo epitithemenon mi.

we have put our hope in Thee.

Kyrie, Pros Se katefigon; didaxon me tou O Lord, to Thee have I fled; teach me to

ALMIGHTY GOD
C

Genito,

Amen
May Thy Mercy O Lord, be upon us, as

Amin

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

55.

saying: O Most Holy Nicholas,


apprehend us and rescue us from
the present distress, and Save Your
Congregation by Your pleadings.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

PSALM 37/38
A PRAYER

ti Orgi Sou pedevsis me!

AND

ALL

Amen

Ouk

There is no healing in my flesh because

we call Thee Blessed, O Virgin


Theotokos, and we Glorify Thee,
being duty-bound as Faithful; the
City
Unshakable,
the
Wall
Indestructible,
the
Firm
and
Steadfast Protection, and the Refuge
for our soul.

THE

LIGHTS ARE

ta Veli Sou enepagisan mi, ke


epestirixas ep eme tin Hira Sou.
estin iasis en ti sarki mou apo
prosopou tis Orgis Sou, ouk estin
Irinin tis osteis mou apo prosopou ton
amartion mou.

Glory to Thee Who has shown us the

Doxa

Glory to God in the Highest, and on

Imnoumen

We

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

Kyrie

Vasilef, Epouranie Thee, Pater


Pantokrator; Kyrie Ie Monogenes,
Isou Hriste, ke Agion Pnevma.

Praise Thee, we Bless Thee, we


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

Lord,

King, God of Heaven, Father


Almighty: Lord, Only Begotten Son,
Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.

Kyrie

Lord

Prosdexe

Receive

O Theos, O Amnos tou Theou, O


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

tin deisin imon, O kathimenos


en dexia tou Patros, ke eleison imas.

God, Lamb of God, Son of the


Father, Who takes away the sin of
the world, have mercy upon us; O
Thou Who takes away the sins of the
world.
our Prayer, Thou Who sits at
the right Hand of the Father, and
have mercy on us.

Oti Si i Monos Agios, Si i Monos Kyrios, For


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.

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.

Kataxioson,

Grant,

Evlogitos

Blessed

Kyrie, en ti emera tafti


anamartitous filahthine imas.

I, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron


imon, ke Eneton ke Dedoxasmenon to
Onoma Sou is tous Eonas.

54.

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O Lord, this day to keep us


without sin.
art Thou, O Lord, the God of
our Fathers, and praised and
glorified is Thy Name unto the Ages.

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

of Thy Wrath, nor any Peace in my


bones because of my sins.

For my

Prosoxesan

My

e anomei mou iperiran tin kefalin


mou, osi fortion vari evapinthisan ep
eme.

ke espisan i milopes mou,


apo proopou ti afrosinis mou.

transgressions rise up over my


head - like a heavy burden they press
me down.

wounds grow foul and


because of My foolishness.

fester

Etaleporisa ke katekamfthin eos telous - I suffer misery, and I am utterly bowed


olin
tin
imeran
skithropazon
eporefomin, oti i psihi mou eplisthi
empegmon, ke ouk estin iasis en ti
sarki mou.

Light!

earth Peace, Goodwill among men.

Thy Hand rests upon me.

Oti

SWITCHED ON

Doxa Si to dixanti to Fos.


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

nor chasten me in Thine Anger!

For Thine arrows pierce me deeply and

THE GREAT DOXOLOGY


RUNG

CONTRITION

Oti

Makarizomen Se Theotoke Parthene, ke Now

ARE

AND

Now and ever, and unto Ages of Ages.

THEOTOKION

THE BELLS

REPENTANCE

Kyrie, mi to Thimo Sou elegxis me, mide O Lord, do not rebuke me in Thy Wrath,

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Doxazomen Se i Pisti kata hreos, tin


polin tin asiston, to Tihos, to arrikton,
tin arragi prostasian, ke kaafigin ton
psihon imon.

OF

Ekakothin

ke etpinothin eos sfodra,


irfomin apo stenagmou tis kardias
mou.

down all day long I mourn, for my


loins are filled with mockeries, and
there is no healing in my flesh.

I am afflicted and great humbled; I roar


because of the groaning of my heart.

Ke

kardia mou etarahthi, egkatlipe me i


ishis mou, ke to fos ton ofthalmon
mou ouk esti met emou.

My heart is troubled my strength fails

fili mou ke i plision mou ex enantias


mou ingisan ke estisan, ke i engista
mou makrothen estisan.

My

enantion sou pasa i epithimia mou,


ke o stenagmos mou ouk apekrivi apo
Sou.

Ke

exeviazonto i zitountes tin psihin


mou.
Ke i zitountes ta kaka mi
elalisan mateotitas, ke dolistitas olin
tin imeran emeletisan.

Ego,

de osi kofos ouk ikonon, ke osi


alalos ouk anigon to stoma aftou.

Lord, all my desire is before Thee


and My sighing is not hidden from
Thee.
me, and even the light of my eyes
has failed me.
friends and neighbours who draw
near stand against me, and my
family stands afar off.

And

those who seek my soul use


violence, and those who seek evil for
me speak foolishness, and they plan
deception all day long.

I, like a deaf man, do not hear and I


am like a mute who does not open
his mouth.

Ke egenomin osi anthropos ouk akouon, And I am like a man who does not hear
ke ouk ehon en to stomati aftou
elegmou.

and who has no reproofs in his


mouth.

Oti epi Si Kyrie ilpisa, Si isakousi Kyrie O For in Thee, O Lord, I hope Theos mou.

Oti

ipa: Mi pote epiharosi me i ehthri


mou, ke en to salefthine podas mou,
ep eme emegalorrimonisan.

ADVENT MA

Thou will

hear, O Lord my God.

TINS

SERVIC

For

I said: Let not my enemies rejoice


over me, for when my foot slips, they
boasted against me.

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

31.

Oti ego is mastigas etimos, ke i algidon For I Am ready for wounds, and My Pain
mou enopion mou diapantos, oti tin
anomian mou anangelon , merimniso
iper tis amartias mou.

Tis

Ieras Diplidos, tin oreotita, tes


praktikes irgaso, aretes lamproteran,
Pater Theofore: othen imin, Ierourgis
ta terastia, ton aidimon Thavmaton
irourge, ton dinon imas Litroumenos.

is continually with Me, for I will


declare
My
transgressions,
by
remembering My sins.

I de ehthri mou zosi, ke kekrateonte iper My

enemies live, and have become


stronger than Me and those who
hate Me unjustly are multiplied;
those who repaid me evil for good
slandered Me because I pursue
Righteousness.

eme - ke eplithinthisan i misountes


me adikos; i antapodidontes kaka
anti Agathon, evdievallon me, epi
katediokon Dikeosinin.

Mi egkatalipis me Kyrie O Theos mou! Do not forsake Me, O Lord!


Mi apostis ap emou. Proshes is tin O My God, do not depart

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo!

Theos O Theos mou pros Se orthrizo;


edipise Se i psihi mou.

Pos aplos Si i sarx mou,

en gi erimo ke

foveran ekinin, katenoisas Doxan,


Agie Agion: othen imin, ta Orania
Logia, ton aizoon ekinon Theorion,
anangelis Ierotate.

God my God: I rise early to be with


Thee: my soul thirsts for Thee.
a desolate, impassable and waterless
land.

Outos

en to Agio ofthin Si, tou idin tin


Dinamin Sou ke tin Doxan Sou.

So

in the Holy Place I appear before


Thee, to behold Thy Power and Thy
Glory.

Oti krisson to Eleos Sou iper zoas,ta hili Because

Thy Mercy is better than life,


my lips shall praise Thee.

mou Epenesovsi Se.

Outos

Evlogiso Se en ti zoi mou; en to


Onomati Sou aro tas hiras mou.

Osi

steatos ke pititos emplisthii i psihi


mou, ke hili agaliaseos enesi to
Onoma Sou.

Thus will I Bless Thee in my life;

en tis orthris emeleton is Se, oti


egnithis Voithos mou, ke en ti Skepi
ton Pterigon Sou Agaliasome.

As if

with marrow and fatness may my


soul be filled, and with rejoicing lips
my mouth shall sing praises to Thy
Name.

I remember Thee on my bed, at


daybreak I meditate on Thee; for
Thou art my Helper, and in the
Shelter of Thy Wings will I greatly
rejoice.

Ekollithi

My

Anti de is matin exitisan tin psihin mou,

Yet

i psihi mou opiso Sou - emou


antelaveto i Dexia Sou.
iselefsonte is ta katotata tis gis.

Paradothisonte

is
hiras
merides alopekon esonte.

romfeas,

soul follows closely behind Thee


Thy right Hand upholds me.

those who seek my soul in vain,


shall go into the lowest parts of the
earth.

They shall be delivered to the sword - a


portion for foxes.

O de Vasilefs evfranthisete epi to Theo, The


epenethisete pas O onmion en Afto
oti enefragi stoma lalounton adika.

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in Thy

Name I will lift up my hands.

I emnimonefon Sou epi tis stromnis mou, If

King, however, shall be glad in


God; everyone who swears by Him
shall be praised, for mouths that
speak
unrighteous
things
are
stopped.

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

Him with timbrel and dance!


Praise Him with strings and flute!

Most Noble Saint, having circled


around the Godly Things not
vouchsafed
by
sight,
Thou
comprehended that Awesome Glory,
the Glory of the Saints. Wherefore,
by Thy Heavenly sayings, Thou told
us of those deathless Visions.

Enite

Afton en kimvalis evihis! Enite


Afton en kimvalis alalagmou! Pasa
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion!

Praise

Os

en oniro epestis, to efsevi Vasili, ke


tous desmotas Pater, ek thanatou
erriso, Presveve apafstos, opos ke nin,
tes evhes sou risthiimen, ek pirasmon
ke kindinon ke odinon, i axios
evfimountes se.

As Thou appeared in a dream, O Father,

How often my flesh thirsts for Thee like

avato ke anidro.

Praise

Ton atheaton ta kalli, periehomenos, tin O

PSALM 62/63
FELLOWSHIP WITH ALMIGHTY GOD

the beauty of the Priestly Vestments


shine with more splendour by
practical Virtues.
Therefore, O
Minister of Mysteries, Thou perform
for us Miraculous Wonders of
Everlasting Memory, Delivering us
from difficulties.

Afton en hordes ke organo!

from me
heed me and help me, O Lord of my
Salvation! [2]

voithian mou Kyrie tis Sotirias mou!


[2]

Enite

O God-mantled Father, Thou hast made

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


FESTAL STIHERA ST NICHOLAS

Salpisomen

en
salpingi
asmaton!
Skirtisomen eortia, ke horefsomen
agallomeni, ti etisio panigiri tou
Theoforou Patros! Vasilis ke Arhontes
sintrehetosan, ke ton di onirou friktis
epistasias, Vasilea pithonta, anetious
kratoumenous
tris,
apolise
Stratilatas, animnitosan. Pimenes ke
Didaskali, ton tou Kalou Pimenos,
omozilon
Pimena,
sinelthontes
evfimisomen. I en nosis ton Iatron, i
en kindnis ton Ristin, i amartoli ton
Prostatin, i penites ton Thisafron, i en
thlipsesi
tin
Paramithian:
ton
sinoditin i Odipori, i en thalassi ton
Kivernitin, i pantes ton pantahou
thermos profithanonta, megiston
Ierarhin,
egkomiazontes
outos
ipomen: Panagie Nikolae, profthason,
exelou imas tis enestosis anagkis, ke
soson tin pimnin sou tes ikesies sou.
ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

Him with tuneful cymbals!


Praise Him with loud cymbals! Let
everything that has breath praise
the Lord!

before the King of True Worship,


rescuing the prisoners from death,
Intercede ceaselessly that we who
extol Thee as is fitting, may now,
through Thy Prayers, be Delivered
from
trials,
tribulations
and
suffering.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

OF

MYRA TONE (5) PLAGAL 1

Let us blow the Trumpets of Praise!

Let
us be joyful in the Feast, rejoicing in
the exchange of Glad Tidings on the
day of the God-mantled One! Let
Kings and Leaders hasten to extol
him who appeared to the King in a
Vision
in
a
terrible manner,
convincing him to release the three
Generals arrested without cause.
And let us Shepherds and Teachers
come together and extol the
Shepherds emulating the Good
Shepherd in zeal. Let the sick extol
the Physician; those in tribulation,
the Rescuer; the sinners, the
Intercessor; the poor, the Treasurer;
the
sorrowful,
the
Comforter;
travellers, the Companion; and those
at sea, the Pilot; and let us all
eulogise the Great Bishop who
responded
warmly
everywhere,

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

53.

ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amin

PE OPLE

Amen

FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION ST NICHOLAS

Ton

megan arhipimena, ke Ierarhin


apantes, ton proedron ton Myreon,
Nikolaon evfimoumen: pollous gar
andras esosen, adikos thniskin
mellontas, ke Vasilei optanete, sin
Ablavio kat onar, lion tin adikon
psifon.

Megalos

se Edoxasen, en Thavmasin O
Kyrios, ke zonta ke meta telos,
Nikolae Ierarha: tis gar ex olis Pistos,
monon epekalesato, to Agion Sou
Onoma, ke ouk evthis isikousthi,
thermon Prostatin evron se?

OF

MYRA -

Voithos mou, ke en ti Skepi ton


Pterigon Sou Agaliasome.

TONE 2

Let

us all extol Hierarch Nicholas, the


great Head of Shepherds and Leader
of Myra; for he Saved many who
were condemned to die unjustly,
and, appearing to the King and
Ablabios in a dream, refuted the
unjust Decree.

En tis orthris emeleton is Se: oti egnithis At

Hierarch Nicholas, the Lord has


honoured
Thee
greatly
with
Wonders, in life and after death; for
whoever calls upon Thy Holy name,
albeit in utmost Faith, and is not
granted his desire at once, finding in
Thee a warm Defender?

Ekollithi

i psihi mou opiso Sou, emou


antelaveto i Dexia Sou.

ke iatron ton apanton, Hriston


tekousa Parthene, ta elki ke ta
travmata, tis psihis mou therpefson,
ta halepa ke hronia, ke tis kardias
mou pafson, tas apepis enthimisis.

LAUDS: THE PRAISES

TO

Virgin who gave Birth to Chirst, the


Great Physician of one and all, Who
is Hypostatic Wisdom, and SuperEssential
Logos:
I
fervently
supplicate Thee to
Heal
the
distressing sores of my soul and its
longstanding maladies, and to stop
my hearts meditation on unseemly
recollections.

GOD -PSALM 148

Let

Enite

Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,

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.

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


ever, and to theAges of Ages.

Amin
Alleluia [3] Doxa Si, O Theos [3]
Kyrie Eleison [3]
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.

Amen
Alleluia[3] Glory to Thee, O God [3]
Lord have mercy [3]
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin

Amen

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

PSALM 150

FESTAL VERSES ST NICHOLAS


TONE 1

Enite

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton.


Enite Afton kata to plithos tis
Megalosinis Aftou.

Enite

Afton en iho salpingos! Enite


afton en psaltirio ke kithara!

52.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

MYRA

Praise Him for His Mighty Acts.

Praise
Him according to the greatness of
His Majesty.

Tis Ekklisias ta Anthi, periiptamenos, os O


neottos tis ano, Kalias ton Angelon,
Nikolae Trismakar, krazis ai, pros ton
Theon iper panton imon, ton en
anagkes kindinon ke pirasmon, ke
Litrouse tes Presvies Sou.

OF

thrice-Beatified Nicholas, having


hovered about the Blossoms of the
Church like a bird from Angelic
Nests, Thou always cry out to God
for all of us who are in the straits of
tribulations
and
temptations,
delivering us by Thine Intercessions.

Praise

Him with the sound of the


trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp.

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

PSALM 87/88
THE DARKNESS OF DEATH

Kyrie

Iseltheto

Let

O Theos tis Sotirias mou: imeras


ekeraxa ke en nikti Evantion Sou.
enopion Sou i prosefhi mou
klinon to ous Sou is tin disin mou,
Kyrie, oti eplisthi kakon i psihi mou,
ke is zoi mou to Adi ingise.

Lord, God of my Salvation: I cry out


day and night before Thee.
my Prayer come before Thee.
Incline Thine Ear to my Supplication,
O Lord, for my soul is filled with
sorrows, and my life draws near to
Hades.

Proselogisthin meta ton katavenonton is I am counted among those who go down


Lakkon egenithin os anthropos
avoithitos, en neris eleftheros, osi
trafmatie errimmeni kathendontes en
tafo, on ouk emnisthis eti, ke afti ek
tis Hiros Sou aposthisan.

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.

soul follows closely behind Thee


Thy right Hand upholds me.

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Pasa

My

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

THEOTOKION

Sofian enipostaton, ke Logon iperousion, O

dawn I meditate on Thee: for Thou


art my Helper, and in the Shelter of
Thy Wings will I greatly Rejoice.

Ethento

me en lakko katotato,
skotinis ke en Skia Thanatou.

Ep

en

eme epestirihthi O Thimos Sou, ke


pantas
tous
metorismous
Sou
epigages ep eme! ( DIAPALMA)

to the Pit - I am like a helpless man,


free among the dead - like slain men
thrown down and sleeping in a tomb,
whom Thou Remembers no more,
and who are removed from Thy
Hand.

They laid me in the lowest pit, in dark


places and in the Shadow of Death.

Thy

Wrath rested upon me, and Thou


brought all Thy Billows over me.
(PAUSE)

Emakrinas tous gnostous mou ap emou, Thou


ethento
me
vdeligma
eaftis;
paredothin ke ouk exeporevomin.

ofthalmi mou isthenisan apo ptohias,


ke ekekraxa pros Se Kyrie - olin tin
imeran, dipestasa pros se tas hiras
mou.

Mi

tis nekris piisis Thavmasia? I Iatri


anastisofsi ke Exomologisonte Si?

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

removed my acquaintances far


from me; they made me an
abomination among themselves I
was betrayed, and did not escape.

My

eyes have weakened from poverty.


and I cry to Thee, O Lord - all day
long I stretch out my hands to Thee.

Will

Thou work Wonders for the dead?


Or will Physicians raise them up, and
acknowledge Thee?

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

33.

Mi

diigisete tis en tafo to Eleos Sou, ke


tin Alithian Sou en ti apolia?

Shall

anyone in the tomb describe Thy


Mercy and Thy Truth in Destruction?

Mi gnosthisete en to Skoti ta Thavmasia Shall


Sou, ke i Dikeosini
eplelismeni?

Sou

en

Thy Wonders be known in


Darkness, and Thy Righteousness in
a Forgotten Land?

gi

Kago pros Se, Kyrie, ekeraxa, ke to proi i

Yet

I, O Lord, cry to Thee, and in the


morning my Prayer shall come near
to Thee.

prosevhi mou profthasi Se.

Inati

Why,

Ptohos

imi ego ke en kopis ek neotitos


mou; ipsothis de etapinothin ke
exiporithin.

Poor

Ep

eme diilthon e Orge Sou; ke i


Foverismi Sou exetaraxan me ekiklosan me os idor - olin tin imeran
periehon me ama.

Thy

Kyrie apothis tin prosevhin mou apostrefis to Prosopon Sou ap emou?

Emakrinas

ap emou filon, ke
gnostous mou apo taleporias.

tous

O Lord, dost Thou reject me


hiding Thy Face from me?

am I and in trouble since my


youth; yet having been exalted, I was
humbled and brought into despair.

fierce Anger passed over me, and


Thy Terrors greatly troubled me
they compass me like water all day
long they surround me all at once.

Thou removed far

from me neighbour,
friend
and
my
acquaintances
because of my misery.

Kyrie

Iseltheto

Let

O Theos tis Sotirias mou imeras


ekeraxa ke en nikti evantion Sou.

enopion Sou i prosefhi mou


klinon to ous Sou is tin disin mou,
Kyrie.

Lord, God of my Salvation: I cry out


day and night before Thee.
my Prayer come before Thee.
Incline Thine Ear to my Supplication,
O Lord.

Tin Timioteran ton


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

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!

STIH OS

V ER SE

Antelaveto

He, remembering His Mercy, has helped

Israil pedos Aftou mnisthine


Eleous kathos elalise pros tous
Pateras imon, to Avraam ke to
spermati aftou eos eonos.

Tin Timioteran ton


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

STIH OS

FESTAL KATAVASIA

Megalinon

psihi mou, tin Timioteran,


ke
Evdoxoteran
ton
ano
Stratevmaton.

Mystirion Xenon, Oro ke


Paradoxon:
Ouranon to Spyleon!
Thronon Herouvikon, tin Parthenon!
Tin Fatnin horion! En O aneklithi O
Ahoritos, Hristos O Theos!
On
animvountes Megalinomen!

I RM OS

His servant Israel, as He promised to


our Forefather, Abraham and his
seed forever.

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!

VE R SE

OF THE

Magnify, O my soul, Her who is more


Honourable and more
than the Heavenly Hosts.

OF

PRAISE

FOR

GODS MERCY

AND

HIS ANGELIC HOSTS

Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion, ke panta Bless

the Lord, O my soul; and


everything within me: Bless His Holy
Name!

ta entos mou to Onoma to Agion


Aftou.

Evlogi

i psihi mou ton Kyrion ke mi


epilanthanou pasas tas Enesis Aftou:
Ton evilatefonta pases tes anomies
sou; ton iomenon pasas tas nosous
sou; ton litroumenon ek fthoras tin
Zoin sou; ton stefanounta se en Elei
ke Iktirmis; ton empiplonta en
Agathis
tin
epithimian
sou;
anakenisthisete os meou i neotis sou.

Bless

the Lord, O my soul, and forget


not all His Rewards: He Who is
Merciful
towards
all
your
transgressions, Who heals all your
diseases, Who Redeems your Life
from corruption, Who crowns you
with Mercy and Compassion, Who
satisfies your desire with Good
Things; and Renews your youth like
the eagle.

Pion eleimosinas O Kyrios, ke krima pasi The Lord shows Mercies and Judgement
tis adikoumenis.

to all who are wronged.

Egnorise tas odous aftou to Mosisi tis Iis He


Israil ta Thelimata Aftou.

Iktirmon

ke
Eleimon
O
makrothimos ke Polieleos.

Kyrios,

is telos orgisthisete, oude is ton


eona minii.
ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

Compassionate and Merciful is the Lord


- slow to anger, and abounding in
Mercy.

Ouk
34.

made known His Ways to Moses


His Will to the Sons of Israel.

He

will not become angry to the end,


nor will He be wrathful forever.

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

Glorious

A Strange and most


Wonderful Mystery do I see: The
Cave is Heaven! The Virgin is the
Throne of the Cherubim!
The
Manger is a Grand Space, in which
Christ, the God Whom nothing can
contain, is laid! Him do we Praise
and Magnify!

H EIR MO S

PSALM 102/103
A PRAYER

9TH ODE

THE SMALL LITANY

Eti ke eti, en Irini tou Kyriou deithomen.


Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou Soson,

PE OPLE

Eleison ke Diafilaxon
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti

Amin/Kyrie eleison
Tis Panagias,

KE

THE

SIGN

OF THE

Si Kyrie
Oti Se Enousi

ADVENT MA

PRI EST

&

BOW

PE OPLE

TINS

SERVIC

Amen/Lord have mercy


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.

CROSS

pase e Dinamis ton


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

Lord have mercy


Help us, Save us,

have Mercy
upon us, and Protect us, O God, by
Thy Grace.

PRI EST

PE OPLE

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.
MA

Again, yet again, in Peace let us


pray to the Lord.

PRI EST

DOWN

TO

GOD

To Thee, O Lord!
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

PRI EST

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

51.

Ou kata tas amartias imon epiisen imin, He

THE MAGNIFICAT
STANDING

BEFORE THE HOLY ICON OF THE EVER


FOLLOWING, AFTER WHICH HE CENSES THE
WHILE THE MAGNIFICAT HYMN IS CHANTED.

BLESSED THEOTOKOS, THE PRIEST DECLARES THE


SANCTUARY, HOLY ICONS AND CONGREGATION

Tin

The Theotokos and Mother of

Megalini

My

Theotokon ke Miter to Fotos: en


imnis timontes Meglinomen!

i psihi mou ton Kyrion ke


igaliase to pnevma mou epi to Theo
to Sotiri mou.

Tin Timioteran ton


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

STIH OS

Oti

epevlepsen epi tin tapinosin tis


doulis Aftou. Idou gar apo tou nin
Makariousi me pase i genee.

Tin

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

STIH OS

the
Light: with hymns let us Magnify!
soul magnifies the Lord, and my
spirit has rejoiced in God my
Saviour.

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!

Tin

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

Epiise

Kratos en Vrahioni
dieskorpisen
iperifanous
kardias afton.

Aftou
diania

Tin Timioteran ton


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

STIH OS

Kathile

dinastas apo thronon ke ipsose


tapinous. Pinontas eneplisen agathon
ke ploutountas exapestile kenous.

50.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

iktiri patir iious oktirise Kyrios


tous fovoumenous afton, oti aftos
egno to plasma imon -Mnisthiti oti
hous esmen.

Handmaiden: for behold from


henceforth all generations shall call
me Blessed.

anthos tou agrou outos exanthisi. Oti


pnevma diilthen en afto, ke ouk
iparxi, ke ouk epignosete eti ton
topon aftou.

He Who is Mighty has magnified


me, and Holy is His Name; and His
Mercy is upon those who Fear Him,
throughout all generations.

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!

V ER SE

He

has shown Strength with His Arm;


He has scattered the proud in the
imagination of their hearts.

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!

V ER SE

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

- like a flower of the field he


flourishes; for the wind passes over
it, and it shall not remain and it
shall no longer know its place.

Eos tou Eonos epi tous Fovoumenous


Afton.

Ke

i Dikeosini Aftou epi iious iion, tis


filassousi tin Diathikin Aftou, ke
memnimenis ton Entolon Aftou tou
Piise Aftas.

Kyrios

en to Ourano itimase ton


Thronon Aftou, ke i Vasilia Aftou
panton despozi.

to Ages upon those who Fear Him.

And

His Righteousness is upon


childrens children to those who
keep His Covenant and remember
His Commandments to obey them.

The

Lord prepared His Throne in


Heaven and His Kingdom rules over
all.

Evlogite ton Kyrion pantes Angeli Aftou, Bless

the Lord, all you His Angels


Mighty in Strength who do His
Word - who heed the Voice of His
Words.

dinati ishii piountes ton Logon Aftou tou akouse tis Fonis ton Logon Aftou.

Evlogite

ton Kyriou passe e Dinamis


Aftou - Litourgi Aftou piountes ta
Thelimata Aftou

Bless

the Lord, all you His Hosts His


Ministers who do His Will.

Evlogite ton Kyrion pante ta Erga Aftou, Bless

the Lord, all His Works, in all


places of His Dominion!

en panti topo tis Despotias Aftou.

Evlogi i pshihi mou ton Kyrion. [2]


WAITING

IN THE

PSALM
[SPIRITUAL]

Bless, O my soul, the Lord!


142/143
DARKNESS FOR THE

[DIVINE]

LIGHT

Kyrie

isakouson tis Prosefhis mou;


enotise tin deisin mou en ti Alithia
Sou, epakouson mou en ti Dikeosini
Sou.

Ke

mi iselthis is krisin meta tou doulou


Sou, oti ou Dikeothisete enopion Sou
pas zon.

And do not enter into Judgement with

He has put down the mighty from their


thrones, and has exalted the humble
and meek. He has filled the empty
with Good Things, and the rich He
has sent away empty.

a father has compassion for his


children, so does our Lord have
Compassion on those who Fear Him,
for He knows how He formed us
He remembers that we are clay.

To de Eleos tou Kyriou apo to Eonos ke Yet the Mercy of the Lord is from Ages

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!

V ER SE

As

does not deal with us according to


our sins, nor rewards us accoding to
our transgressions, for according to
the height of Heaven from earth, so
the Lord reigns in Mercy over those
who Fear Him as far as the East is
from the West, so does He remove
our transgressions from us!

Anthropos - osi hortos e imere aftou, osi As for mankind his days are like grass

For He has regarded the Humility of His

to Onoma Aftou, ke to Eleos Aftou is


genean ke genean tis fovoumenis
Afton.

Kathos

V ER SE

Oti epiise mi Megalia O dinatos ke Agion For

STIH OS

oude kata tas anomias imon


antapedoken imin, oti kata to ipso
tou Ouranou apo tis gis, ekrateose
Kyrios to Eleos Aftou epi tous
Fovoumenous Afton - kathoson
apehousin anatole apo dismon,
emakrinen af imin tas anomias
imon.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

Lord hear my Prayer; hear my


Supplication in Thy Truth - answer
me in Thy Righteousness.

Thy servant, for in Thy Sight no-one


living is Righteous.

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

35.

Oti

Ke

Katedioxen O ehthros tin psihin


mou. Etapinosen is tin gin tin zoin
mou, ekathise me en skotinis os
nekrous eonos.

For the enemy

ikidiasen ep eme to pnevma mou en emi etrahthi i kardia mou.

And my spirit was in anguish within me

Emnisthin

1
persecutes my soul. He
humbled my life to the ground, he
caused me to dwell in dark places
like one who was long dead.

remembered the days of old, and I


meditated on all Thy Works I
meditated on the Works of Thy
Hands.

Dipetasa pros se tas hiras mou - i psihi I

stretch out my hands to Thee my


soul thirsts for Thee like a waterless
land. (PAUSE)

mou os gi anidros Si.

Tahi

isakouson mou, Kyrie - exelie to


pnevma mou!

Hear

Mi

aspostrepsis to Prosopon Sou ap


emou,
ke
omiothisome
tis
katavenonsin is Lakkon.

Turn

not Thy Sight from me, lest I


become like those who go down into
the Pit.
me to hear Thy Mercy in the
morning, for I hope in Thee.

oti epi Si ilpisa.


mi, Kyrie, Odon en i
porefsome, oti pros Se ira tin psihin
mou.

Ravdos

Rod

O DI 5

O DE 5

Theos

As Thou art God of Peace and Father of

ek tis Rizis, Isse, ke Anthos ex


aftis Hriste, ek tis Parthenou
anevlostisas.
Ex Orous O enetos,
kataskiou daseos, ilthes Sarkothis es
apirandrou, O aflos ke Theos.
Doxa ti Dinami Sou Kyrie!

on Irinis, Patir Iktirmon, tis


Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon,
Erinin parehomenon, apestilas imin.
Othen
Theognosias,
pros
Fos
Odigithentes, ek Niktos orthrizontes,
Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope!

me speedily, O Lord my spirit


faints within me.

Akouston piison mi to proi to Eleos Sou, Cause


Gnorison

O DE 4

- my heart was troubled within.

imeron arheon, ke emeletisa


en pasi tis Ergis Sou - en piimasi ton
Hiron Sou emeleton.

Splaghnon

Ionan emvrion apimesen,


enalios thir, ion edexato. Ti Partheno
de, enikisas O Logos, ke Sarka lavon,
dililithe psilaxas adiafthoron. Is gar
ouhipesti pefseos, tin tekousan
kateshen apimanton.

me know, O Lord, the Way


wherein I should walk, for to Thee I
lift up my soul.

Exelou me ek ton ehthron mou, Kyrie, oti Deliver

me from my enemies, O Lord,


for to Thee I flee for Refuge.

Didaxon me tou piin to Thelima Sou, oti Teach me to do Thy Will,


Theos mou is Si.

To

for Thou art

my God.

Pnevma Sou to Agathon Odigisi me


en ti Evthia.

Eneka tou Onoma Sou, Kyrie, Zisis me.

Thy

Good Spirit shall Guide me in


Uprightness.

For Thy Names sake O Lord, grant me


Life.

En

ti Dikeosini Sou exexis ek thlipseos


ton psihin mou - ke en to Eleei Sou
exolothrevsis tous ehthous mou - ke
apolis pantas tous thlivontas tin
psihin mou, oti doulos Sou imi ego.

In

Kyrie

isakouson tis prosefhis mou,


enotise tin deisin mou en ti alithia
Sou, epakouson mou en ti Dikeosini
Sou.

Ke

mi iselthis is krisin meta tou


doulou Sou, oti ou dikeothisete
enopion Sou pas zon. [2]

And do not enter into Judgement with

Lord hear my Prayer; hear my


Supplication in Thy Truth - answer
me in Thy Righteousness.

Mercies, Thou hast sent to us Thine


Angel of Great Counsel, granting us
Peace. So are we Guided towards the
Light of the Knowledge of God, and
watching by night we Glorify Thee,
O Lover of mankind!

The sea monster spat forth Jonah as it


had received him - like a babe from
the womb - while the Word, having
dwelt in the Virgin and taken Flesh,
came forth from Her yet kept Her
Incorrupt. For being Himself not
subject to decay, He preserved His
Mother free from harm.

O DI 7

O DE 7

Scorning

Pedes evsevia sintrafentes, dissevous,


prostagmatos katafronisantes, piros
apilin ouk eptoithisan, all en meso tis
flogos, estotes epsallon:
O Ton
Pateron Theos Evlogitos I.

O DI

Thy Righteousness Thou shall bring


my soul out of affliction and in Thy
Mercy Thou shall destroy my
enemies and Thou shall utterly
destroy all who afflict my soul, for I
am Thy servant.

of the Root of Jesse, and Flower


that blossomed from his stem: O
Christ, Thou hast sprung from the
Virgin from the Mountain
Overshadowed by the Forest : Thou
hast come, made Incarnate from Her
who knew not wedlock - O God Who
art not formed from matter:
Glory to Thy Power, O Lord!

O DE 6

O DI 6

Make

pros Se katefigon.

Holy art Thou, O Lord!

O DI 4

the impious decree, the


Children brought up together in
Godliness feared not the threat of
fire, but, standing in the midst of the
flames, they chanted: O God of our
Fathers, Blessed art Thou!

O DE

Enoumen,

Evlogoumen
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion!

Thavmatos

ke

iperfious i Drosovolos,
exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou gar ous
edexato flegi neous, os oude
pir
tis Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi
nidin.
Dio
animnountes
anamelpsomen: Evlogito is Ktisis
pasa ton Kyrion, ke Iperpsouto, is
pantas tous eonas.

Thy servant, for in Thy Sight noone living is Righteous.

We

Praise, we Bless and we Worship


the Lord!

The

furnace moist with Dew was the


image and figure of a Wonder
beyond nature. For it burnt not the
Children whom it had received, even
as the Fire of the Godhead consumed
not the Virgins Womb into which It
had descended. Therefore in praise
let us sing:
Let the whole
Creation Bless the Lord and Exalt
Him above all for ever!

O U R E N E M I E S ARE NOT ONLY OUR PHYSICAL, HUMAN ENEMIES, BUT ESPECIALLY THE INVISIBLE ENEMIES
THE EVIL ONE AND HIS DEMONS WHO OBSESSIVELY AND CEASELESSLY, SEEK OUR DESTRUCTION AND FAILURE IN
OUR EARTHLY AND ETERNAL ENDEAVOURS. BUT, NO MATTER HOW THEY TEMPT US INTO SPIRITUAL DEATH, THE
CHOICE IS OURS TO MAKE OBEY GOD AND REAP ALL THE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL BENEFITS SPIRITUAL LIFE
WITH GOD - OR CHOOSE THE WEAKER, DESTRUCTIVE, SELF-INDULGENT TEMPTATIONS THAT LEAD US TO SPIRITUAL
DEATH AND EVENTUALLY, ETERNAL CONDEMNATION AND ALIENATION FROM GOD AND EVERYTHING GOOD!

36.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

49.

FESTAL IKOS ST NICHOLAS

Animnisomen

nin ton Ierarhin asmasi,


ton en Myris lai Pimena ke
Didaskalon, ina tes presvies aftou
ellamfthomen: idou gar ofthi olos
katharsios, akiratos pnevmati, Hristo
prosagon Thisian amomon, tin
ilikrini ke Theo evprosdekton, os
Ierefs kekatharmenos ti psihi ke ti
sarki:
Othen iparhi Alithos, tis
Ekklisias prostatis, ke Ipermahos
taftis, os Megas Mistis Theou tis
Haritos.

OF

MYRA

Let

us now extol with songs the


Hierarch, O people: that Shepherd
and Teacher in Myra, so that by his
Intercession we may be Illumined.
Behold, he appeared pure, incorrupt
in spirit, offering to Christ a
blameless
Sacrifice,
sincere,
acceptable to God, as a Priest
purified in soul and body. Therefore
he is tuly the Protector of the Church
and Her Champion, as a Great Mystic
of the Divine Grace of God.

FESTAL SYNAXARION 6 DECEMBER

Ti

tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou en


Agiis
Patros
imon
Nikolaou,
Arhiepiskopou Miron tis Lukias tou
Thavmatourgou.

Nikolaos, Presvis on en gi
megas, ke gis apostas is to
Presvevin zei.

S TIHI:

On

the 6th day of this month, we


observe the memory of our Father
among the Saints, Nicholas the
Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra
in Lycia.

Ti

afti imera, Mnimi tis


Filanthropias
Epenehthisis
foveras apilis tou sismou.

meta
imin

of the Holy New Martyr St


Nicholas Karamanes, who was
martyred in Smyrna in 1657.

On this day too, is the commemoration


of the fearful threat of earthquake
that came to us in Gods Love for
humanity.

Amin.

Amen.

the Intercessions of Thy Saints, O


Christ our God, have Mercy on us
and Save us.

CHRIST
TONE 1

OF

OUR

LORD THE ODES

O DI 1

O DE 1

Hristos

Christ is Born, Glorify Him!

Gennate, Doxasate! Hristos ex


Ouranon, apantisate! Hristos epi gis,
Ipsothite! Asate to Kyrio, pas i gi, ke
en Evfrosini animnisate, lai, oti
Dedoxaste!

Christ hath
come from the Heavens, receive Him!
Christ is on earth, Elevate Him! Sing
unto the Lord, all the earth; And ye
Nations, praise Him with Joy; for He
has been Glorified!

O DI 3

O DE 3

To pro ton eonon, ek Patros Gennithenti To


arrefstos Iio, ke ep Eshaton ek
Parthenou,
sarkothenti
asporos,
Hristo to Theo Voisomen.
O
anipsosas to Keras imon, Agios i
Kyrie.

48.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

Amin
Allelouia [(3) Doxa Si, O Theos! [3]
I Elpis imon, Kyrie, doxa Si!

the Son Who was Begotten of the


Father without change before all
ages, and in the Last Times was
without seed made Flesh of the
Virgin, to Christ our God let us cry
aloud Thou hast raised up our Horn,

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


ever, and unto Ages of Ages.

Amen
Alleluia [3] Glory to Thee, O God. [3]
Our Hope, O Lord: Glory to Thee!

THE GREAT LITANY

En Irini tou Kyriou deithomen


Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Anothen Irinis ke tis Sotirias ton
psihon imon, tou Kyriou deithomen...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Irinis

Pisteos, evlavias ke Fovou Theou


isionton
en
afto,
tou
Kyriou
deithomen...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Patros imon:

Papa ke Patriarhi

Presviteriou, tis en Hristo Diakonias,


pantos tou Kyriou ke tou laou tou
Kyriou deithomen.

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Koinotita

for the Salvation of our souls, let us


pray to the Lord...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper efkrasias aeron, eforias ton karpon
tis gis ke keron irinikon tou Kyriou
deithomen.

Kyrie Eleison
Iper pleonton, odiporounton,

PE OPLE

Eleison

PRI EST

SERVIC

Lord have mercy


For our Father: Pope & Patriarch

and
for
our
Archbishop
(N A M E )
for
the
Venerable
Priesthood
of
the
Diaconate in Christ, for all the clergy
and the laity, let us pray to the Lord.

(THEODOROS)

Lord have mercy


For this Community

and city,
and for every city and country, and
for the Faithful who dwell therein,
let us pray to the Lord

PRI EST

PE OPLE
PRI EST

Lord have mercy


For seasonable weather, for the

abundance of the fruits of the earth,


and for peaceful times, let us pray to
the Lord

PRI EST

Lord have mercy


For those at sea, and those who

travel by land or air, for the sick and


the suffering, for captives and for
their Salvation, let us pray to the
Lord
PE OPLE

TINS

Lord have mercy


For this Holy Temple,

and for
those
who
enter
with
Faith,
Reverence and the Fear of God, let us
pray to the Lord...

PRI EST

PE OPLE

nosounton,
kamnonton, ehmaloton ke tis Sotirias
afton tou Kyriou deithomen.

Lord have mercy


For the Peace of

the whole
world, for the well-being of the Holy
Churches of God, and for the union
of all, let us pray to the Lord....

PRI EST

PE OPLE

ke poleos taftis, pasis


poleos, horas, ke ton pisti ikounton en
aftes tou Kyriou deithomen.

ADVENT MA

In Peace let us pray to the Lord


P E O P L E Lord have mercy
P R I E S T For the Peace from Above and

PE OPLE

(T H E O D O R O U ) ke tou Arhiepiskopou
imon
(N A M E )
tou
Timiou

Kyrie

PEACE

OF

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Agiou Ikou toutou ke ton meta

At

KATAVASIA - NATIVITY

Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Nicholas earthly life ended on the


sixth day of December.

Tes

ton Agion Sou Presvies, Hriste O


Theos, eleison ke Soson imas.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

on earth a great
Intercessor, having departed from
earth, still intercedes with fervour.

Nicholas,

Mnimi tou Agiou Neomartiros Nikolaou Memory


to Karamanou tou en Smyrni
martirisantos kata to 1657 etos.

Good Spirit shall Guide me in


Uprightness.

en ti Evthia.

tou simpantos kosmou,


efsthias ton Agion tou Theou
Ekklision ke tis ton panton enoseaos
tou Kyriou deithomen...

V ERS E:

St

Ekti Nikoleo ge fani viotio telefti.

To Pnevma Sou to Agathon Odigisi me Thy

ST NICHOLAS

Lord have mercy

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

37.

Iper

tou Risthine imas apo pasis


thlipseos, orgis, kindinou ke anangis,
tou Kyriou deithomen

Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou Soson,

our Deliverance from all


affliction,
wrath,
danger
and
necessity, let us pray to the Lord

Lord have mercy


Help us, Save us,

PE OPLE

Eleison ke Diafilaxon
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti.

Amin/Kyrie eleison
Tis Panagias,

KE

have Mercy
upon us, and Preserve us, O God, by
Thy Grace.

PRI EST

THE

SIGN

OF THE

Si Kyrie
Oti prepi

All
Holy, Pure, Most Blessed and
Glorious Lady, Theotokos and Ever
Virgin Mary, with all Thy Saints, let
us commit ourselves
and one
another and our whole life to Christ
our God.

PRI EST

&

ROSS

BOW

DOWN

TO

GOD

To Thee, O Lord!
For to Thee belong all Glory,
Honour and Worship, to the

PE OPLE

Si pasa Doxa, Timi ke


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

Amin

Father, and to the Son, and to the


Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Ages of Ages.

GOD

FOR

Kyrios ke Epefanen imin.


Evlogimenos O erhomenos en
Onomati Kyriou!
S T I H O S 1: Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti
Agathos, oti is ton eona to Eleos
Aftou!

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to

Theos

The Lord is God, and has Appeared to

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin.
erhomenos en

Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke


to Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.

S T I H O S 2:

Theos

Kyrios ke
Evlogimenos O
Onomati Kyriou!

Epefanen imin.
erhomenos en

Para

Kyriou egeneto afti, ke


esti thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin.
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en
Onomati Kyriou!
STIH OS

3:

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the


Name of the Lord!
V E R S E 1:
Give thanks to the Lord, for
He is Good;
His Mercy endures
forever!

Pisteos ke ikona praotitos,


Egkratias Didaskalon, anedixe Se ti
pimni Sou, i ton pragmaton Alithia:
dia touto ektiso ti tapinosi ta ipsila, ti

38.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

Of the Holy and Glorious great Martyrs:

Agion Evdoxon Megalomartyron:


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

All the nations surrounded me,


but in the Name of the Lord I drove
them back.
The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Name of the Lord!

Theklas,
Varvaras,
Anastasias,
Ekaterinis,
Kyriakis,
Photinis,
Marinas, Paraskevis ke Irinis...

This is the Lords doing, 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!
OF

Of

the Holy, Glorious and Victorious


Martyrs...

Ton

Osion ke Theoforon Pateron imon


ton en Askisei Lampsanton...

Of

our Venerable and Godly Ascetic


Illuminators ...

Tou ( A G I O U T O U N A O U ) . . .
Ton Agion ke Dikeon

Of ( T H E P A T R O N O F T H E P A R I S H ) ...
Of the Holy and Righteous Ancestors of

Agion Evdoxon
Martyron...

ke

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

Se, Mone Polielee Kyrie:


epakouson imon ton amartolon
deomenon Sou ke Eleison imas.

Kyrie Eleison [12]


Elei, ke Iktirmis,

tou
ou
ke
nin

Amin

OF

MYRA -

beseech Thee, the Only, Most


Merciful Lord: hear us sinners who
pray unto Thee, and have Mercy on
us.

Lord have mercy [12]


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.

PRI EST

PE OPLE

En

tis Myris Agie, Ierourgos anedihthis:


tou Hristou gar Osie, to Evangelion
plirosas, ethikas tin psihin Sou iper
laou Sou, esosas tous athoous ek tou
Thanatou.
Dia touto Igiasthis, os
Megas Mistis Theou tis Haritos.

MYRA

6 DECEMBER

We

Amen

FESTAL KONTAKION ST NICHOLAS

Work of Justice showed Thee to


Thy Congregation a Canon of Faith,
the Likeness of Humility, a Teacher
of Abstinence, O Father, Bishop
S

God, Joachim and Anna, and of (SAINT)


whose memory we Commemorate
today, and of all Thy Saints...

PE OPLE

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

Thy

ST NICHOLA

the Holy, Glorious, Great Martyrs:


Thekla,
Barbara,
Anastasia,
Catherine, Kyriaki, Photini, Marina,
Paraskevi and Irene...

Kallinikon

Ton

V E R S E 2:

V E R S E 3:

our Holy Father Nicholas of Myra,


Nektarios of Pentapolis, Spyridon of
Trymithountos the Wonderworkers..
George the Victorious, Demetrios the
Myrrh-gusher, Theodore the Tyron,
Theodore the General, Menas the
Wonder-worker,
and
the
Hieromartyrs:
Charalambos
and
Eleftherios...

Ton Agion Evdoxon, Megalon Martyron: Of

us. Blessed is He Who comes in the


Name of the Lord!

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST NICHOLAS

Kanona

Ton

Iketevomen

HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

Theos

Of

tou en Myris, Nektarios


Pentapolis, Spyridonos Episkopou
Trymithountos, ton Thavmatourgon...

Amen

PE OPLE

TO

Nikolaou

PRI EST

PSALM 117 /118


PRAISE

Alexandria...

Amen/Lord have mercy


Commemorating our

PE OPLE

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

For

PRI EST

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

OF

MYRA

Thou

appeared as a Priest in Myra, O


Saint, for having fulfilled the Gospel
of Christ, O Righteous One, Thou
laid down Thy life for Thy people,
and rescued the innocent from
death.
Wherefore, Thou were
Sanctified, being a Great Iniate of the
Grace of God.

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

47.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin
Tes

tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon,


exalipson
ta plithi
ton emon
egklimaton.

Now

ptohia ta plousia, Pater Ierarha


Nikolae, Presveve Hristo to Theo,
Sothine tas psihas imon

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.

Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Eleos Have mercy upon me, O God, according
Sou ke kata to plithos ton iktirmon
Sou Exalipson to anomima mou.

to Thy Great Mercy; according to the


multitude of Thy Mercies do away
mine offences.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Kanona

Thy Work of Justice showed thee to thy

Ke

Now

Pisteos ke ikona praotitos,


Egkratias Didaskalon, anedixe Se ti
Pimni Sou, i ton pragmaton Alithia:
dia touto ektiso ti tapinosi ta ipsila, ti
ptohia ta plousia, Pater Ierarha
Nikolae, Presveve Hristo to Theo,
Sothine tas psihas imon

FESTAL IDIOMELON - ST NICHOLAS TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Eleison me, O Theos, kata to


Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos
ton Iktirmon Sou exalipson to
anomima mou.

S TIHOS :

Have Mercy upon me, O God,


according to Thy Great Mercy;
according to the multitude of Thy
Compassion remove my offences.

V ERS E:

Ev Doule Agathe, ke Piste! Ev ergata tou Well done, O Good and Faithful Servant!
ampelonos Hristou! Si ke to varos tis
imeras evastasas, si ke to dothen si
talanton epiixisas, ke tis meta se
elthousin ouk efthonisas. Dio pili si
Ouranon ineokte. Iselthe is tin Haran
tou Kyriou Sou, ke Presveve iper
imon, Agie Nikolae.

PRAYERS

Soson

O Theos ton Laon Sou,


Evlogison tin Klironomian Sou.

OF

ke

Episkepse

ton kosmon Sou en Elei ke


Iktirmis.

Well done, O Labourer in the Field of


Christ! Thou multiplied the Talent
delivered to Thee; nor did Thou envy
those who came after Thee.
Wherefore, the Gate of Heaven has
opened to Thee. Enter into the Joy
of Thy Lord and Intercede, O St
Nicholas, for us.

SALVATION

O Lord, Save Thy People and


Bless Thine Inheritance.

PRI EST

Visit

Thy world with Mercies and


Bounties.

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

Christians,
and send down upon us Thy rich
Mercies.

Presvies

tis Panahrantou Despinis


imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou
Marias...

Through

the Intercessions of our All


Pure Lady, the Theotokos and Ever
Virgin Mary...

Dinami tou Timiou ke Zoopiou Stavrou... Through the Might of the Precious and
Life-giving Cross...

Prostasies

ton Timion,
Dinameon Asomaton...

Epouranion

Through

the
Protection
of
the
honourable Bodiless Powers of
Heaven...

Ikesies tou Timiou,

Of

the honourable, glorious Prophet,


Forerunner and Baptist, John; of the
Holy, Glorious and All Laudable
Apostles...

Ton

Of

our Fathers among the Saints the


Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical
Teachers: Basil the Great, Gregory
the
Theologian
and
John
Chrysostom; Athanasios, Cyril [and
John the Almsgiver] Patriarchs of

ke Evdoxou Profitou,
Prodromou, ke Vaptisou Ioannou; ton
Agion Endoxon ke panevfimon
Apostolon...
en Agiis Pateron imon, Megalon
Ierarhon,
ke
Ikoumenikon
Didaskalon:
Vasiliou tou Megalou,
Grigoriou tou Theologon ke Ioannou
tou Hrisostomou; Ananasiou ke
Kirillou, Patriarhon Alexandries...

46.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

and to the Holy Spirit

congregation a Canon of Faith, the


likeness of Humility, a Teacher of
Abstinence,
O
Father,
Bishop
Nicholas.
Wherefore, by Humility
thou achieved exaltation and by
meekness richness.
Intercede,
therefore, with Christ to Save our
souls
and ever, and unto the ages of
ages.

Amen
THEOTOKION

To

ap eonos apokrifon, ke Angelis


agnoston Mistirion, dia Sou Theotoke
tis eipi gis pefanerote, Theos en
asighito enosi Sarkoumenos, ke
Stavron
ekousios
iper
imon
katadexamenos: diou Anastisas ton
protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas
psihas imon.

Ipsoson Keras Hristianon Orthodoxon ke Exalt the Horn of Orthodox


katamempson ef imas ta Elei Sou ta
Plousia.

Nicholas.
Wherefore, by Humility
Thou achieved exaltation and by
Meekness richness.
Intercede,
therefore, with Christ to Save our
souls.

Theotokos, through Thee became


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 that,
Resurrecting mankind whom He had
first created: He Saved our souls
from Death.

SMALL LITANY

Eti ke eti, en Irini tou Kyriou deithomen.


Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou Soson,

PE OPLE

Eleison ke Diafilaxon
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti.

Amin
Tis

PRI EST

MA

KE

Amen
Commemorating

our Most
Holy, All Pure, Most Blessed and
Glorious Lady, Theotokos and Ever
Virgin Maria, with all the Saints, let
us commit ourselves and one
another and our whole Life to Christ
our God.

PRI EST

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW D

Si Kyrie

PE O PLE

TINS

Lord have mercy!


Help us, Save us, have Mercy on

us, and Preserve us, O God, by Thy


Grace
PE OPLE

Panagias, Ahrantou, Ipere


Flogimenis, Endoxou Despinis imon
Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias
meta
panton
ton
Agion
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
ke pasan tin Zoin imon Hristo to Theo
parathometha.

ADVENT MA

Again, yet again, in Peace let us


pray to the Lord

PRI EST

SERVIC

ST NICHOLAS

OWN

To Thee, O Lord!

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

39.

Oti

For Thine is the Dominion,


Thine is the Kingdom and the Power
and the Glory of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now
and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

son to Kratos ke sou Estin i

PR IE ST

Vasilea, ke i Dinamis ke i Doxa tou


Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Agiou
Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas
ton Eonon.

Amin

Amen

PE OPLE

FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA

OF

ST NICHOLAS

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

Thou shone on Earth


with the Rays of Wonders. Thou
moved every tongue to Glorify and
Praise Him Who honoured Thee on
earth. Therefore, beseech Him to
deliver from every difficulty those
who
faithfully
and
earnestly
celebrate Thy memory, O Elect
among the Fathers.

Glory

to the Father, and to the


Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

Astraptis en ti gi, ton Thavmaton aktisi, O Wise Nicholas,

Thou shone on Earth


with the Rays of Wonders. Thou
moved every tongue to Glorify and
Praise Him Who honoured Thee on
earth. Therefore, beseech Him to
deliver from every difficulty those
who
faithfully
and
earnestly
celebrate Thy memory, O Elect
among the Fathers.

Nikolae Sofe, ke kinis pasan glossan,


is Doxan te ke enesin, tou en gi Se
Doxasantos: on iketeve, pasis anagkis
risthine, tous tin Mnimin Sou, Pisti ke
potho Timontas, Pateron Eklogion.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen

Amin
to septon, tou Despotou dohion,
anastison imas, peptokotas is vathi,
dinis apognoseos, ke ptesmaton ke
thlipseon. Si gar pefikas, amartolon
Sotiria, ke voithia, ke kratea
prostasia, ke sozis tous doulous sou.

SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA

Ton

Piston proistase, skepon frouron


toutous makar, ke ek pasis thlipseos,
apolitroumenos
safos,
Ierarhon
Oreotaton, kleos ke doxan Nikolae
Osie!

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati


40.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

O Mary,

as the Lords Hallowed Vessel,


we pray to Thee to raise us up, for
we have fallen into the chasm of
awful
despondency,
and
transgressions and suffering.
For
Thou has indeed become the sinners
Salvation, and their Help in need and
their prevailing Protection: and Thou
saves Thy servants.

OF

ST NICHOLAS

Father Nicholas, Thou art a


Foremost Defender of the Faithful,
Guard and Shield, Venerable Saint,
and it is clear that Thou Redeem
them from every woe, O Finest
Honour and Glory of Hierarchs!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit
S

Thou shall wash me, and I will be made

Akoutiis

Thou

Apostrepson

Turn Thy Sight from my sins, and blot

whiter than snow.


mi agalliasin ke evfrosinin,
agaliasonte ostea tetapinomena.

to Prosopon Sou apo ton


amartion mou, ke pasas tas anomias
mou exalipson.

shall make me hear Joy and


Gladness my bones that were
humbled shall greatly Rejoice.
out all my transgressions.

Kardian

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and

Mi

Do

katharan ktison en emi, O


Theos, ke pnevma evthes Engenison
en tis engatis mou.
aporripsis me apo tou Prosopou Sou,
ke to Pnevma Sou to Agion mi
antanelis ap emou.

Renew a right spirit within me.


not cast me away from Thy
Presence, and taken not Thy Holy
Spirit from me.

Apodos

Restore to me the Joy of Thy Salvation,

Didaxo

I will teach transgressors Thy Ways, and

mi tin Agalliasin tou Sotiriou


Sou, ke Pnevmati Igemoniko stirixon
me.
anomous tas Odous Sou, ke
asevis epi Se epistrepsousi.

and uphold me with Thy Guiding


Spirit.
the ungodly shall return to Thee.

Rise me ex ematon, O Theos, O Theos tis Deliver

me from blood guiltiness, O


God, the God of my Salvation, and
my tongue shall greatly rejoice in
Thy Righteousness.

Sotirias mou, agalliasete i glossa mou


tin Dikeosinin Sou.

Kyrie

ta hili mou anixis, ke to stoma


mou aanangeli tin Enesin Sou, oti i
ithelisas
thisian,
edoka
an
Olokaftomata ouk evdokisis.

OF

MYRA -

Kardian

sintetrimmenin

tetapinomenin
exoudenosi.

ke

Theos

ouk

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.

TONE 4

Blessed

ST NICHOLA

Plinis me, ke iper hiona levkanthisome.

shall sprinkle me with hyssop,


and I will be Cleansed.

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.

Thisia to Theo, pnevma sintetrimmenon - A Sacrifice to God is a broken spirit a

THEOTOKION

Maria

Thou

TONE 4

Astraptis en ti gi, ton Thavmaton aktisi, O Wise Nicholas,


Nikolae Sofe, ke kinis pasan glossan,
is Doxan te ke enesin, tou en gi Se
Doxasantos: on iketeve, pasis anagkis
risthine, tous tin Mnimin Sou, Pisti ke
potho Timontas, Pateron Eklogion.

Randiis me issopo, ke katharisthisome.

6 DECEMBER

broken and humbled heart God will


not despise.

Do Good, O Lord, in Thy 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 shall
they offer young bullocks on Thine
Altar.

Have mercy on me, O God!

Eleison me, O Theos!


INTERCESSORY HYMNS

FOR

DIVINE MERCY

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Tes

Through

TOU IERARHOU Presvies, Eleimon,


exalipson
ta plithi
ton emon
egklimaton.
ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

and to the Holy Spirit

the Intercessions of THY


HOLY HIERARCH, O Merciful One,
blot out the multitude of our
transgressions.

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

45.

Touto O Thiroros anigi, ke ta Provata To Him the Doorkeeper opens, and the
tis Fonis Aftou akoui, ke ta idia
Provata kalei kat onoma ke exagi
afta.

Ke

Otan ta idia Provata ekvali,


empbrosthen Afton porevete, ke ta
Provata Afto akolouthi, oti idasi tin
Fonin Aftou.

Allotrio

de ou mi akolouthisosin, alla
fevxonte ap aftou, oti ouk idasi ton
allotrion tin fonin.

Taftin

tin parimian ipen aftis O Iisous.


Ekini de ouk egnosan tina in a elali
Aftis.

Ton

Piston proistase, skepon frouron


toutous makar, ke ek pasis thlipseos,
apolitroumenos
safos,
Ierarhon
Oreotaton, kleos ke doxan Nikolae
Osie!

Sheep hear His Voice; and He calls


His own Sheep by name and leads
them out.

And

when He brings out His own


Sheep, He goes before them; and
the Sheep follow Him, for they
know His Voice.

Yet

they will by no means follow a


stranger, but will flee from him, for
they do not know the voice of
strangers.

Jesus used this illustration, but they did


not understand the things that He
spoke to them.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

Jesus said to them again: Most


assuredly, I say unto you: I Am the
Door of the Sheep.

Pantes

All

Ego

Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!

PEO PLE

osi ilthon pro emou, klepte isi


ke liste: all ouk ikousan afton ta
Provata.
Imi i Thira: Di Emou ean tis
iselthi, Sothisete, ke iselefsete ke
exelefsete, ke nomin evrisi.

who ever came before Me are


thieves and robbers, but the Sheep
did not hear them.

Am the Door. If anyone enters by


Me, he will be Saved, and will go in
and out and find pasture.

Glory to Thee, O Lord:

Glory

to Thee!

PSALM 50/51
THE PSALM OF REPENTANCE

Eleison

me, O Theos kata to Mega Eleos

Sou.

Have Mercy on me, O God, according to


Thy Great Mercy.

Ke

kata to plithos ton Iktirmon Sou


exalipson to anomima mou.

And

Epi

plion plinon me apo tis anomias


mou, ke apo tis amartias mou
Katharison me.

Wash

Oti

tin anomian mou ego ginosko, ke i


amartia mou enopion mou esti
diapantos.

according to the abundance of


Thy Compassion, blot out my
transgressions.

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

Prostasia

Amarhe, ton en anagkes, ke


Presvia etimos, ton elpizonton epi Se,
apo kindinon me litrose, ke mi
paridis, i panton voithia.

Idou

gar en anomies sinelifthin, ke en


amarties ekissise me i mitir mou.

THIRD FESTTAL KATHISMA

Idou gar Alithian Igapisas.

Ta adila ke
ta krifia tis Sofias Sou edilosas mi.

44.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

I
was
conceived
transgressions, and in sins
mother bore me.

Behold,

in
my

Thou Love Truth Thou


showed me the unknown and secret
things of Thy Wisdom.

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

a ready Advocate for those who


trust Thee, do not overlook me, I
pray, but set me free from the perils,
O Theotokos, the Help of all, and for
the needy, Defence Unassailable.
OF

ST NICHOLAS

Thou

Doxa

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Themotatos, tis Ekklisias


Hristou, edihthis Nikolae, ta ton
ereseon, didagmata athea, lion sin
parrisia, ke kanon anedihthis, pasin
Orthodoxias, iper panton presvevon,
ton efepomenon sou thies, didaskalies
ke isigisesi.

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,


ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

became, O Nicholas, an all


zealous Defender of the Church of
Christ, refuting with Grace the
blasphemous beliefs of heretics.
Thou appeared in all states a Canon
of Orthodoxy, Interceding on behalf
of all who follow Thy Divine
Teachings and Counsels.

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

Amin

THEOTOKION

Tahi dexe Despina,

tas ikesias imon, ke


taftas prosagage, to so Io ke Theo,
Kyria Panamome, lison tas peristasis,
ton is se prostrehonton, sintripson
mihanias, ke katavale thrasos, ton
oplizomenon atheon, Panagne kata
ton doulon Sou.

is always before me.

Behold,

As

Prostatis

For I know my lawlessness, and my sin


Thee only have I sinned and
done evil in Thy Sight that Thou
may be Justified in Thy Words, and
overcome when Thou art Judged.

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.


Amen

Si mono imarton, ke to poniron enopion Against


Sou epiisa. Opos an Dikeothis en tis
Logis Sou, ke nikisis en to krinesthe
Se.

Father Nicholas, Thou art a


Foremost Defender of the Faithful,
Guard and Shield, Venerable Saint,
and it is clear that Thou Redeem
them from every woe, O Finest
Honour and Glory of Hierarchs!

THEOTOKION

Ipen oun palin aftis O Isous: Amin, amin Then


lego imin oti Ego Imi i Thira ton
Provaton.

Blessed

Be

swift to accept our Fervent Prayers,


O Lady and Queen, and take them,
All Blameless Maiden, and present
them for us before Thine own Son
and God. Obliterate the scandals of
the slanderous blabbers, frustrate
the machinations and humble the
boldness of the godless, O Pure One,
who has taken arms against Thy
servants.

SMALL LITANY

Eti ke eti, en Irini tou Kyriou deithomen.


Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou Soson,

Again, yet again, in Peace let us


pray to the Lord.

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Eleison ke Diafilaxon
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti.

Amin/Kyrie eleison

PRI EST

us, and Protect us, O God, by Thy


Grace.
PE OPLE

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

Lord have mercy


Help us, Save us, have Mercy on

ST NICHOLAS

Amen/ Lord have mercy

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

41.

Tis

Panagias, Ahrantou, Ipere


Vlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis imon
Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias
meta
panton
ton
Agion
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
ke pasan tin zoin imon Hristo to Theo
parathometha.
MA

KE

Commemorating our Most


Holy, All Pure, Most Blessed and
Glorious Lady, Theotokos and Ever
Virgin Mary, together with all the
Saints, let us commit ourselves and
one another, and all our life to Christ
our God.

PRI EST

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW D

Si Kyrie
Oti Evlogite Sou to Onoma, ke Dedoxaste
Sou i Vasilia, tou Patros, ke tou Iiou,
ke tou Agiou
Pnevmatos, nin ke ai,
ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

PE OPLE
PRI EST

Tou Kyriou deithomen


Kyrie Eleison
Oti Agios i, O Theos imon,

To Thee, O Lord!
For Blessed is Thy

Amin
PRAISES
THE C

misoundes Sion, eshinthite apo tou


Kyriou; os hortos gar, piri esesthe
apexirameni. [2]

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.


Agio

Pnevmati, pasa psihi zooute, ke


katharsi, ipsoute, 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.

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 forth;
they irrigate
everything created, so that Life can
be produced.

FESTAL PROKEIMENON ST NICHOLAS

Timios

enantion Kyriou O Thanatos


tou Osiou Aftou (2)

Ti antapodosomen to Kyrio peri


panton on antapedoken imin?

S TIHOS :

OF

MYRA

Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the


Death of His Holy Ones.
: What shall I give back to the
Lord for He rendered unto me?

V ERS E

Timios enantion Kyriou O Thanatos to Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the
Osiou Aftou.

Death of His Holy Ones.

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

ST NICHOLA

OF

MYRA -

6 DECEMBER

Amen

ALMIGHTY GOD

ND

Let

Enesato pnoi ... Pasa ton Kyrion

Let

everything that has breath praise


the Lord. [2]
the Lord be praised
everything that has breath

...

by

THE HOLY GOSPEL


T H E P R I E S T RE ADS THE H OLY R E SURRE CTION G OSP EL
C ONGREGATI ON .

Ke

iper tou kataxiothine imas tis


akroaseos tou Agiou Evangeliou
Kyriou ton Theon imon iketevsomen.

Kyrie Eleison [3]


Sofia! Orthi! Akiousomen

R OY AL G ATES [H OLY D OORS ]

FR OM T HE

tou Agiou

F ACING TH E

And that He will graciously


grant us to hear His Holy Gospel, let
us pray to the Lord.

PRI EST

Lord have mercy [3]


Wisdom! Arise! Let us listen to

PE OPLE
PRI EST

Evangeliou

the Holy Gospel.

Irini pasi!

Peace be with you all.


WE

BOW

OUR HEAD

Ke to pnevmati sou
Ek tou kata . . . A G I O U

TO

RECEIVE

PRIESTS BLESSING

THE

And with thy spirit


The Lesson is from

PE OPLE

EVANGELIOU

to

PRI EST

anagnosma...

Gospel according to ST

Proshomen
Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si!
MAKE

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS


HOLY GOSPEL

&

the Holy

...

Let us attend
Glory to Thee, O Lord:

PE OPLE

Glory

to Thee!

BOW TO GOD IN GRATITUDE AND WORSHIP

THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING

Ipen O Kyrios Isous:


Amin, amin lego

BEFORE

&

AFTER THE

ST JOHN 10: 1 9

TO

PR IEST

imin: O mi
Iserhomenos dia tis Thiras is tin
aflin ton provaton, alla anavenon
allahothen, ekinos kleptis esti ke
listis.

Our Lord Jesus said:

Most assuredly, I say unto you: he


who does not enter the Sheepfold
by the Door, but climbs up some
other way, the same is a thief and a
robber.

O de iserhomenos dia tis Thiras Pimin But He

who enters by the Door is the


Shepherd of the Sheep.

esti ton Provaton.

42.

TO

MUST STA

ONGREGATION

Ek neotitos mou, pola polemi me pathi From


al aftos andilavou, ke soson, Sotir
mou. [2]

Who rests in the Saints, 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.

Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion [2]

FESTAL ANTIPHONS TONE 4


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

PRI EST

PE OPLE

Name and

Amen

Let us pray to the Lord


Lord have mercy
For Holy art Thou, O our God,

PRI EST
PE OPLE

ke en Agiis
epanapavi,
ke
Si
tin
Doxan
anapempomen to Patri, ke to Io, ke
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

OWN

Glorified is Thy Kingdom, of the


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

SMALL LITANY

ADVENT MA

TINS

SERVIC

ST NICHOLAS

OF

MYRA -

6 D

ECEMBER

43.