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Ke

The Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ


Today we celebrate the Great Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and also the New
Year according to the Julian Calendar and the Commemoration of Saint Basil
the Great of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
The Feast of the Circumcision of Christ is connected to an absolutely concrete Event.
According to the Old Covenant Law, on the Eighth Day after the birth of a male
infant the Circumcision of the foreskin had to be performed in commemoration
of the Holy Covenant between God and St Abraham, the ancient Patriarch.
Of course, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, did not need
Circumcision. His Divine Mission to Save all humanity far exceeded everything
that St Abraham and all Righteous men had done including those who had
lived before and after the Nativity of Christ.
No Circumcision could increase or decrease the importance of this Mission.
Our Lord Jesus Christ accepted Circumcision, which makes us contemplate the
importance of the Rite and religious custom.
Circumcision was an Old Covenant Rite and a visible Sign according to which
Hebrew men confirmed their connection to God and St Abraham.
However, not all those who had been Circumcised remained true to the Divine
Commandments, which God had given to St Abraham, for Christ our Lord
exposed the Scribes, the Pharisees and others as being hypocrites who carefully
fulfilled all required Hebrew customs but in their hearts they were alienated
from God and practically violated the Divine Covenant between God and St
Abraham.
Thus, Circumcision did not prevent any man from committing bad deeds - even
while seeming to fulfil the Old Covenant Law.
Our Lord Jesus Christ accepted Circumcision so that we could correctly understand
the difference between religious custom and religious Rite.
All of us - having a body, feeling, mind, sight, intellect, smell, touch - live in this
world and the necessities of our soul are often physically fufilled, because there
is no other way of doing so.
We can express and show ourselves through the actions of our body - the movement
of mind and will - and we also discover religious feeling and/or religious life
physically.
For example, we all attend Church today. Each of us got up this morning and got
washed and dressed before coming to this Holy Temple. As we entered this
church, we Blessed ourselves with the Sign of the Cross and bowed down before
the Lord our God. We lit our candles, said our Prayers and waited for the Holy
Services to begin.
Throughout theses Holy Services we participate vocally and by making the Sign of
the Cross and bowing. Each time we do so, we are making a clear Declaration
to God: I worship Thee, O Lord, with all my mind, with all my heart, with all
my Strength and with all my soul.
This is how we express our Spiritual Movements - the physical movements or
manifestation of our heart and soul.
But there is some danger in all this.
In the consciousness of those who have insufficient Spiritual Enlightenment, those
who seldom read the Word of God or Patristic Writings, and those who never
contemplate their Faith or the Divine Truth of Christ, but who simply attend
Church, a dangerous and incorrect attitude to the Sacred Rites is often formed.
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teliosanton tas imeras, en to


ipostrefin aftous, ipeminen Iisous O
Pes en Ierousalim.

And

when they had finished the days,


as they returned, the Boy Jesus
lingered behind in Jerusalem.

Ke ouk egno Iosif ke i Mitir Aftou.

And

Nomisantes

Supposing

de Afton en ti sinodia ine,


ilthon imeras odon.

Joseph and His Mother did not


know it.

Him to have been in the


company, they went a days journey.

Ke anezitoun afton en tis singenesi ke en And

they sought Him among their


relatives and acquaintances.

tis gnostis.

Ke

mi evrontes Afton, ipestrepsan is


Ierousalim, zitountes Afton.

And when

Ke

egeneto, meth imeras tris evron


Afton en to Iero, kathezomenon en
meso ton Didaskalon, ke akouonta
afton, ke eperotonta aftous.

And after three days they found Him in

they did not find Him, they


returned to Jerusalem, to look for
Him.
the Temple, sitting in the midst of
the Teachers, and listening to them,
and asking them questions.

Exiostanto

All

Ke idontes afton, exeplagisan.

And

Ke pros afton i Mitir Aftou ipe:

And His Mother said to Him: Son, why

de pantes i akouontes Aftou,


epi ti sinesi ke tes apokrisesin Aftou.

when they saw Him, they were


amazed.

Teknon,
ti epiisas imin outos; Idou O Patir
Souk ago odinomeni ezitoumen Se.

Ke

who heard Him were astonished at


His Understanding and Answers.

ipe pros aftous: Ti oti ezite Me?


Ouk idite oti en tis tou Patros Mou
di ine Me?

hast Thou done this to us? Look Thy


father and I have sought Thee
anxiously.

And

He said to them: Why did you


seek Me? Did you not know that I
must
be about
My
Fathers
Business?

Ke

afti ou sinikan to rima, O elalisen


aftis.

And

Ke

katevi met Afton, ke ilthen is


Nazaret.

And

Ke in ipotassomenos aftis.
Ke i Mitir Aftou dietiri panta

ta rimata

tafta en ti kardia aftis.

Ke

Iisous proekopte Sofie ke ilikia, ke


Hariti para theo ke Anthropis.

they did not understand what He


said to them.
He went down with them to
Nazareth.

And He was subject to them.


And His Mother kept all these things in
Her heart.

And

Jesus increased in Wisdom and


stature, and in Favour with God and
mankind

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now rejoices in the Highest: Basil the


Wise and Divine Initiate of Christ.

Vasilios.

RETURN TO THE DIVINE LITURGY SERVICE


BOOK UNTIL THE FOLLOWING 
PROKEIMENON PSALM 48/49 TONE 1

To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i meleti tis My mouth shall speak Wisdom, and the
kardias mou Sinesin.

Akousate tafta, panta ta Ethni!

meditation
of
Understanding.

my

heart,

Hear this , all you Nations!

THE EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE COLOSSIANS 2: 8 12


ST PAUL SPEAKS OUT AGAINST FALSE THEOLOGY OF HERETICS

Adelphi,

Brethren,

Oti

en Afto katiki pan to pliroma tis


Theotios somatikos.

For in Him dwells all the Fullness of the

este en Afto pepliromeni, os estin i


Kephali pasis Arhis ke Exousias, en O
ke Perietmithite Peritomi ahiropiito
en ti apekdisi tou Somatos ton
armartion tis sarkos, en ti Peritomi
tou Hristou, sintafentes Afto en to
Vaptismati, en O ke sinigerthite dia
tis Pisteos tis Energies tou Theou tou
egirantos Afton ek ton nekron.

And

vlepete mi tis imas este O


silagogon dia tis Philosofias, ke kenis
apatis - kata tin paradosin ton
anthropon, kata ta stihia tou kosmou
ke ou kata Hriston.

Ke

beware lest any man cheat


you by Philosophy, and vain deceit according to the tradition of men,
according to the elements of the
world, but not according to Christ.

Godhead corporeally.

you are filled in Him, Who is the


Head of all Principality and Power; in
Whom also you are Circumcised with
Circumcision Not Made By Hand, in
the despoiling of the body of the
flesh, but in the Circumcision of
Christ, Buried with Him in Baptism,
in Whom also you are Risen again by
the Faith of the Operation of God,
Who has raised Him up from the
dead.
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST LUKE 2 : 20 21 & 40 52
CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD & HIS FIRST TEACHING IN THE TEMPLE AT THE AGE OF TWELVE YEARS

To

kero ekino, ipestrepsan i Pimenes,


Doxazontes ke enountes ton Theon
epi pasin is ikousan ke idon, kathos
elalithi pros aftous.

At

Ke

ote eplisthisan imere okto tou


peritemin to Pedion, ke eklithis to
onoma Aftou Iisous, to klithen ipo tou
Angelou, pro tou sillifthine afton en ti
kilia.

And

To

de Pedion iixane, ke ekrateouto


Pnevmati, pliroumeon Sofias, ke
Haris Theou in ep Aftou.

The

that time, the Shepherds returned,


Glorifying and Praising God for all
the things that they had heard and
seen, as it was told them.
when eight days were completed
for the Circumcision of the Child,
His Name was called Jesus, the
Name given by the Angel before He
was Conceived in the Womb.
Child grew and became strong in
Spirit, filled with Wisdom and the
Grace of God was upon Him.

Ke eporevonto i gonis Aftou kat etos is And


Ierousalim ti Eorti tou Pascha.

every year His Parents went to


Jerusalem to attend the Feast of the
Passover.

Ke ote egeneto eton dokeka, anavanton And when He was twelve years old, they
afton is Ierosolima kata to ethos tis
Eortis.

Such people erroneously think that the mere fulfilment of the Sacred Rites will Save
us and therefore we need not do anything more than make various empty
gestures that might impress a casual observer.
Nevertheless, even while attending the Holy Services, we can also cause offence to
our neighbours by means of our attitude, our behaviour and our manner of
attire.
Therefore, thinking that by attending Holy Services we are automatically Saved is a
most dangerous delusion and a sin!
Some think that by lighting candles and making the Sign of the Cross without any
Prayers or Purpose, will automatically reap Divine Rewards for ourselves. But
this could not be further from the Truth!
We cannot receive anything from God automatically, for He grants us His Divine
Grace and His Divine Power according to our own Faith, Good Deeds, Spiritual
Understanding and Wisdom according to our Spiritual Struggles and Sacred
Endeavours.
Only Gods Divine Grace and Power can actually Save us, for it is only thereby that
our Repented sins are conquered, for there is no human effort possible, nor are
there any formal fulfilments of Religious Rules or Rites that can overcome our
sins.
By attracting Gods Divine Grace, we are able to share our Blessings with others, for
we are compelled or driven by our Love for God to fulfil whatever He requires of
us.
God never forces His Divine Will upon us but once we receive His Divine Grace in
abundance, our only desire is to share our Love, Joy, Knowledge, Wisdom and
Understanding with everyone else.
May God help every one of us to increase in Faith, Divine Truth and Piety, so that
we attend all the Holy Services with absolute Understanding and Appreciation.
May we be compelled by our Love of God to fulfil all His Teachings and
Commandments and to worship Him with all due Reverence, Humility,
Obedience and Thanksgiving.
May we seek everything that is of benefit to our immortal soul, and may we
constantly contemplate our Faith, read the Word of God and edify ourselves with
all our Lords Profound, Divine Wisdom and Truth so that our practical Life in
Christ is always Guided and Guarded by His Divine Truth, Faith, Prayer and
Good Deeds, which draw the Blessings and Wonders of Divine Grace.
Original Sermon by Reverend.George Sergeev
Adapted and Edited by mp
Please note:
1. The Tonsuring that occurs immediately after our Baptism and Chrismation is also referred to
as the New (Bloodless) Circumcision, for the Priest cuts small pieces of our hair in the
form of a Cross, which is all we are able to offer to God tiny fragments of ourselves.
2. The Incarnate, Eternal Son of God the God-Man fulfilled all the Old Covenant
requirements of Mosaic Law. He showed us by His own Perfect Example how to obey
all Gods Commandments and Teachings.
3. The New Covenant is a bloodless Covenant.
4. The Passion of Christ - when His Precious Blood was shed for the sake of our sins for all the
sins of all humanity for all time was the Final, Most Perfect and Ultimate Blood Sacrifice
that fulfilled all necessity for further Blood Sacrifices for our sins. i.e. Christ was the Offerer
and the Offering, which ensures that we no longer have to make any type of Blood
Offerings to God.

went up to Jerusalem according to


the custom of the Feast.

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3.

Igapisas

Dikeosinin, ke emisisas
anomian. Dia touto ehrise Se O
Theos O Theos Sou Eleon
Agalliaseos para tous metohous
Sou.

Sunday-Festal Matins Hymns & Readings

Circumcison of Christ & Feast of St Basil the Great


PRAISE

TO

GOD

FOR

HIS EVERLASTING MERCY

Kyrios ke Epefanen imin.


Evlogimenos O erhomenos en
Onomati Kyriou!
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos,
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou!
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous.
3.

Para

Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti


Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon.

*The

Lord is God, and has Appeared


to us. Blessed is He Who comes in
the Name of the Lord!
1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
for His Mercy endures forever!
2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
in the Name of the Lord I drove
them back.
3. This is the Lords doing, and it is
Marvellous in our eyes.

Defte

proskinisomen.ke
Hristo.

ta Ourania, Agaliastho ta
Epigia, oti epiise Kratos en Vrahioni
Aftou O Kyrios. Epatise to Thanato
ton Thanaton.Prototokos ton nekron
egeneto. Ek kilias Adou errisato imas
ke pareshe to kosmo to Mega Eleos.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Let

the Heavens Rejoice and let the


Earth be glad, for the Lord has
shown Strength with His Arm; He
has trampled down Death by Death;
He has become the First-born of the
dead; from the womb of Hades He
has Rescued us, and to the world He
has granted Great Mercy.

let us worship and bow down


before Christ.

Soson

Save

imas Iie Theou, O S ARKI


P ERITIMITHIS , psallontas Si, Allelouia!

us, O Son of God,


C I R C U M C I S E D I N T H E F L E S H , who
sing to Thee: Alleluia!

RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION TONE 3

Evfrenestho

Let

ta Ourania, agaliastho ta
epigia, oti epiise Kratos en Vrahioni
Aftou O Kyrios. Epatise to Thanto
ton thanaton. Prototokos ton nekron
egeneto. Ek kilias Adou errisato imas
ke pareshe to kosmo to Mega Eleos.

the Heavens rejoice and let the


earth be glad, for the Lord has
shown Strength with His Arm; He
has trampled down death by Death;
He has become the First-born of the
dead; from the womb of Hades He
has delivered us, and to the world
He has vouchsafed Great Mercy.

P O L Y T I K I O N

I R C U M C I S I O N

GREAT TONE 1

Proclamation went forth into all


the earth, for it accepted Thy word,
through which Thou taught the
Dogmas
befitting
God,
Thou
expounded on the nature of all that
is, and Thou arranged the morals of
society. A Royal Priesthood! Devout
Father Basil: Intercede with Christ
our God, to grant us His Great Mercy.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin.

Morfin

analiotos
anthropinin
proselaves, Theos on kat ousian,
polievsplaghne Kyrie, ke Nomon
ekpliron, peritomin, Thelisi katadehi
sarkikin, opos pafsis ta skiodi, ke
perielis to kalimma ton pathon imon.
Doxa ti Agathotiti ti Si! Doxa tin

In

P O L Y T I K I O N

O F

os dexamenin ton Logon Sou; diou


theoprepos edogmatisas, tin fisin ton
onton etranosas, ta ton anthropon
ithi
katekosmisas.
Vasilion
Ieratevma, Pater Osie;
Presveve
Hristo to Theos, Sothine tas psihas
imon.

Amen
OF

CHRIST TONE 1

Essence being God, O Most


Compassionate
Master,
Thou
assumed human nature without
transmutation. Fulfilling the Law, of
Thy own Will, Thou accepted
Circumcision of the Flesh, to bring
an end to the shadow, and to remove

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H R I S T

A S I L

T H E

R E A T

O N E

Is pasan tin gin exilthen O fthongos Sou, Thy

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

FESTAL APOLYTIKION CIRCUMCISION

E S T A L

took on human form without


change in Thee, being God in
Essence,
O
Lord
Most
Compassionate. And Thou accepted
Circumcision in the Flesh, in total
fulfilment of the Law, to put an end
to the acts of darkness, and roll
away the veil of our sufferings.
Glory to Thy Goodness, O Lord!
Glory to thy Tenderness! Glory to
Thine inexpressible Condescension,
O Word!

Is pasan tin gin exilthen O fthongos Sou, Thy


os dexamenin ton Logon Sou, di ou
Theoprepos edogmatisas, tin fisin ton
onton etranosas, ta ton Anthropon
ithi
katekosmisas.
Vasilion
Ieratevma, Pater Osie, Hriston ton
Theon iketeve, dorisasthe imin to
Mega Eleos.

O F

Thou

analliotos
anthropinin
proselaves, Theos on kat ousian
Poleiefsplaghne Kyrie, ke Nomon
ekpliron peritomin, thelise katadehi
sarkikin, ina pafsis ta skiodi, ke
perielis to kalimma ton pathon imon.
Doxa ti agathotiti, ti Si! Doxa ti
efsplahnia Sou! Doxa ti anekfrasto,
Loge, singatavasi Sou!

and to the Holy Spirit


THE

E S T A L

Morfin

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST BASIL

Loved Righteousness and


hated lawlessness; therefore, God
Thy God Anointed Thee with
the Oil of Gladness more than
Thy companions.

Come

prospesomen

RESURRECTION APOLYTIKION TONE 3

Evfrenestho

Thou

ISODIKON -SMALL ENTRANCE HYMNS

PSALM 117 /118

*Theos

3.

E S T A L

O N T A K I O N

voice has gone out all over the


earth, which was ready to accept
Thy Word; by which in a Godly
manner Thou Dogmatised; the
nature of all that exists Thou
clarified; the manners of people
Thou Purified. As Royal Priesthood
that Thou art, O Father Righteous,
Intercede with Christ our God, that
our souls may be Saved.

I R C U M C I S I O N

ton olon Kyrios peritomin ipomeni ke


vroton ta ptesmata os agathos
peritemni.
Didosi
tin
Sotirian
simeron kosmo: Here de en tis
Ipsistis ke O tou ktistou Ierarhis ke
Fosforos, O Thios Mystis Hristou

H R I S T

O N E

Now

the Lord of all that is undergoes


Circumcision, in His Goodness
cutting off the sins and failings of
mortals. He this day grants Salvation
to the whole world; and the Hierarch
and Bright Daystar of the Creator

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1 January Sunday FestalDivine Liturgy of St Basil the Great


FIRST FESTAL ANTIPHON

CIRCUMCISION

Tes
1.

OF

CHRIST -

Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter,


Soson imas!

Through

Alalaxate to Kyrio pasa i Gi; psalate

1.

Be Joyful in

FIRST RESURRECTION KATHISMA

2.

Apangilate

2.

Report

3.

Ipate

3.

Say to the Lord: How Fearful art Thy

4.

to Theo: Os fovera ta Erga


Sou

Pasa

i gi proskinisa tosan Si ke
psalatosan Si, psalatosan to
Onomati Sou.

Works among
proclaim
all

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin

all the Earth worship Thee and


sing to Thee; let them sing to Thy
Name!

FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA ST BASIL

Evfrenesthosan

i
Ourani,
ke
agalliastho i gi, salevthito i
thalassa ke to pliroma aftis.

Soson

imas Iie Theou, O S A R K I


PERITMITHIS,
psallontas
Si:
Allilouia!

2.

Asate to Kyrio asma kenon, asate to

Let the Heavens be glad, and let the


Earth greatly rejoice; let the sea
be shaken and all its fullness.

Son of God, W H O

HAS

BEEN

C I R C U M C I S E D I N T H E F L E S H , Save
us who sing to Thee: Alleluia
2.

Sing a new song to the Lord.

Kyrio, pasa i Gi

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

Ek

Sion i evprepia tis Oreotitos


Aftou.

3.

From

4.

Theos imon en to Ourano, ke en ti


Gi, panta, osa ithelisen epiisen...

4.

Our

Ta

2.

Exomologisonte

Elei Sou, Kyrie, is ton eona


asome., is genean ke genean
apangelo tin Alithian Sou en to
stomati mou.
i
Ourani
ta
Thamasia Sou, Kyrie, ke tin
Alithian Sou en Ekklisia Agion.

1.

2.

The

will proclaim Thy Truth from


generation to generation with my
mouth.

Amen
OF

CHRIST TONE 1

O panton Piitis, ke Despotis tou kosmou, The Creator of all things, and Master of
O on Sin to Patri, ke to Pnevmati Ano,
os vrefos peritemnete, epi gis
oktaimeros.
Ontos Thia te, ke
Thavmasta Sou ta Erga!
Si gar
Despota, iper imon peritemni, os on
Nomou pliroma.

Zion in Beautys Splendour,


God will come openly
God is in Heaven Above, and
both in Heaven and on Earth, all
things as He Wills..

Wise Basil, by the Trinity standing,


entreat that we who now sing Thy
Hymns, and who honour Thy Sacred
Memory, may be granted on
Judgement Day, Mercy, Divine Grace,
and for our offences, Forgiveness, so
that we might sing with mouth and
heart Praise and Glory to Him, Only
Lover of mankind.

FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA CIRCUMCISION

Sing to

O MONOGENIS... & SMALL LITANY


THIRD FESTAL ANTIPHON CIRCUMCISION
(CHANTED WITH THE FESTAL APOLYTIKION)

1.

Amin.

the Lord, all the Earth

3.

GREAT TONE 1

Sofe, parestos ti Triadi, iketeve


lavin, en imera tis dikis, imas tous
imnountas Se, ke timontas tin Mnimin
Sou, Harin Eleos, ke Ilasmon ton
Ptesmaton, opos stomata, Doxazomen
ke Kardia ton Monon Filathropon.

Amen

1.

THE

Vasilie

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the ages of ages.

SMALL LITANY 
SECOND FESTAL ANTIPHON - CIRCUMCISION TONE 2

1.

has risen from the dead - the


First Fruit of those who repose. The
First Born of Creation and Creator
of all that has come to be, has
renewed in Himself the corrupted
nature of our race. Death, you no
longer rule, for our Master of all
things has destroyed your power.

and to the Holy Spirit

Let

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

TONE 3

Christ

ek nekron egigerte, i aparhi ton


kekimimenon;O prototokos tis ktiseos,
ke
Dimiourgos
panton
ton
gegonoton, tin kataftharisan fisin tou
genous imon, en eafto anekenisen.
Ouk eti Thanate kirivis; O gar ton
olon Despotis, to kratos sou katelise.

the
His

Works.
4.

the passions that cover us. Glory


to Thy Benevolence, O Lord! Glory
to Thy Compassion!
Glory to
Thine Inexpressible Condescension,
O Word!

Hristos

the Lord, all the Earth;


Sing praises to His Name!
His
Gentiles...
Wonders

ti

SMALL LITANY

TONE 1

the Intercessions of the


Theotokos, O Saviour, Save us!

di to Onomati Aftou
en tis Ethnisi ta Erga
Aftou. Diigisasthe panta ta
Thavmasia Aftou.

Doxa
Evsplaghnia Sou!
anekfrasto Loge sigkatavasi Sou!

the world, the One Who is on High,


with the Father and the Spirit, on
Earth has been Circumcised as an
Infant just Eight Days old. O Lord,
Divine indeed, art all Thy Works, and
amazing! Thou were Circumcised on
Thy behaf, O Loving Master, the
Fulfilment of the Mosaic Law.

SECOND RESURRECTION KATHISMA - TONE 3

To

anallioton, to tis Theotitos, ke to


ekousion, pathos Sou Kyrie, is eafton
kataplagis, O Adis epodireto; Tremo
tin tou somatos, mi ftharisan
ipostasin; Vlepo ton aoraton, Mystikos
polemounta me; dio ke ous kateho
kravgazousi: Doxa Hriste ti Anastasi
Sou!

Awed

by Thine unchanging Godhead


and Thy voluntary Passion, O Lord,
Hades mourned: I tremble at Thy
Bodys substance, which is not
corrupted. I see Thee, the Invisible,
Mystically making war on me; and so
those whom I hold cry out: Glory, O
Christ, to Thy Resurrection!

Heavens shall Confess Thy


Wonder, O Lord, and Thy Truth
in the Church of the Saints

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

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F E S T A L M A T I N S & D I V I N E L I T U R G Y H Y M N S S T B A S I L & C H R I S T S C I R C U M C I S I O N 1 J A N U A R Y 5.

and to the Holy Spirit

SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA ST BASIL

GREAT - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

THE

pammakar Vasilie, ton ektelounton


tin mnimin, tin Ieran Sou ke
pantimon, Hriston iketevon, ton
parehonta to kosmo, to Mega Eleos.

Tis arritou Sofias Theoprepos, exantlisas Having

drawn out the Mystical Wealth


of Gods Inexpressible Wisdom as
though from a well, Thou stored up
the Waters of Orthodoxy for
everyone, gladdening the heart of
the Faithful with
Godly Joy,
appropriately drowning the dogmas
of heretics.
Therefore, by Thy
Labours for the Truth, Thou became
an Invincible Champion of the All
Holy Trinity.
O Holy Basil the
Hierarch: Intercede with Christ our
God that He grant Forgiveness of
offences to those observing with
longing Thy Holy Memorial.

ton plouton ton Mystikon, pasin


ethisavrisas, Orthodoxias ta namata,
ton men Piston tas kardias, entheos
evfrenonta, ton de apiston ta
dogmata, axios vithizonta. Othen di
amfoteron, efsevias idrosin, edihthis
aittitos,
tis Triados Ipermahos.
Ierarha Vasilie, Presveve Hristo to
Theo,
ton
ptesmaton
afesin
dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin
Agian Mnimi Sou.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin
Os

iparhon
avissos
filanthropias,
enediso Despota, Morfin tou doulou,
ke sarki perietmithis, doroumenos
anthropis pasi, to Mega Sou Eleos.

THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA ST BASIL

Ti

Dinami ton logon ton Theikon,


kathelon tas eresis tas zoferas, panta
ta friagmata, tou Ariou evithisas. Tis
gar vrotis to Pnevma, Theon
anekirixas, ke ton hiron ektasi,
ehthrous
ethanatosas,
pasan
ekdioxas, Sabelliou latrian, ke panta
fronimata,
Nestoriou
katirigisas.
Ierarha Vasilie, Presveve Hristo to
Theo,
ton
ptesmaton
afesin
dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin
Agian Mnimin Sou.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati


ton logon Sou Haris ton Theikon, ke
Dogmaton to ipsos to Mystikon, Thias
imin gegonen, anavaseos klimax.
Pnevmatikin gar Pater, ktisamenos
salpinga, en afti ekirixas, ta Thia
didgmata.
Othen ke is topon,
kateskinosas hlois, Misthous ton
Agonon Sou, komisamenos Osie.

The

Olos

Totally

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Dikeou meletisi Sofian, ke i


glossa aftou lalisi Krisin.
Ieromenos Theo, ke Olotropos ek
Pedos anaimenos, Sofias tis ipersofou,
katavgasthis tes avges, tin ton onton
gnosin
dietranosas,
lampros
exigoumenos, ke sofos diigoumenos,
tin en tis ousin evtaxian pioumenos,
epignoseos,
Thisteras
ipothesin.
Othen Se Theorrimona, ke Thion
Didaskalon, ke Fotoforon Fostira, tis
Ekklisias
kirittomen,
Hriston
animnountes, ton parehonta to
kosmo, to Mega Eleos.

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen
OF

CHRIST -TONE 4

Since Thou art an Ocean of the Love for


mankind, Thou, O Lord, put on the
form of us, Thy servants, and Thou
were Circumcised in the Flesh; and
thus Thou granted Great Mercy to all
mankind.
THE

By

GREAT - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

the Power contained in Thy Godly


words, Thou demolished the dark
heresies, Thou drowned all the
arrogance and raging of Arius; for
Thou proclaimed to mortals that the
Spirit is God indeed, and lifting Thy
hands in Prayer, Thou killed off the
enemies; Thou attacked the worship
that Sabellius imagined, and brought
the Theology of Nestorious to an
end.
O Saint Basil the Hierarch,
Intercede with Christ our God that
He grant Forgiveness of offences to
those who observe with longing, Thy
Holy Memory.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

Stoma

Now

SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA CIRCUMCISION

Now the Grace of Thy Divinely Inspired


words, and the Mystical Height and
sublimity of Dogmas became for us a
Ladder of Divine Ascent; for when
Thou had acquired a Spiritual
Trumpet, on which, O Father, Thou
proclaimed
Divine
Doctrines.
Therefore, Thou art dwelling in a

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Supernal Holy Altar, O Holy One, and


Thou celebrate the Immaterial
Liturgy,
O
All
Blessed
and
Compassionate St Basil, remember
us who now observe Thine All Sacred
and highly honoured Memorial; to
Christ pray in earnest, and implore
Him to bestow on the world His
Great Mercy.
mouth of the Righteous shalt
meditate on Wisdom, and their
tongue shalt speak of Judgement.

Consecrated to God were Thou


from childhood and devoted in every
way.
The Light of Transcendent
Wisdom Illuminating Thy Soul, Thou
made clear the Knowledge of all that
exists, explaining explicitly, and
relating sangaciously the balanced
order of Creation, and made of this
an Occasion for more Divine
Knowledged, O Holy One. Therefore
we loudly proclaim that Thou speak
Words of God, as Divine Sacred
Teacher, and as the Churchs Bright
Shining Star. And thus we extol
Christ Who abundantly distributes to
the world His Great Mercy.

and to the Holy Spirit


FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION - ST BASIL

THE

GREAT

- TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Exehithi i haris en hilesi Sou, Osie Pater, Grace

was poured upon Thy lips, O


Devout Father, and Thou became a
Shepherd of the Church of Christ,
teaching the Reason-endowed Sheep
to believe in the Trinity CoEssential, one in Divinity.

ke gegonas Pimin tis tou Hristou


Ekklisias,
Didaskon
ta
Logika
provata,
Pistevin
is
Triada
Omoousion, en Mia Theotiti.

Ke

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amen

Amin
CIRCUMCISION
THE

Sigkatavenon
anthropon,

Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.

Sotir

to

katedexato

OF

CHRIST TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

CONGREGATION

geni

ton

sparganon

perivolin. Ouk evdelixato sarkos tin


peritomin, O oktaimeros kata tin
Mitera, O anarhos kata ton Patera.
Afto Pisti voisomen. Si i O Theos
imon! Eleison imas!
GREAT DOXOLOGY & RESURRECTION
APOLYTIKION

In

MUST

STAND

Condescending to humanity, the


Saviour consented to being wrapped
in swaddling clothes; and He did not
abominate the Circumcision of His
Flesh when He was eight days old
according to His Mother, while,
according to His Father, Unoriginate.
To Him, O Faithful, let us cry aloud:
Thou art our God! Have mercy on
us!

F E S T A L M A T I N S & D I V I N E L I T U R G Y H Y M N S S T B A S I L & C H R I S T S C I R C U M C I S I O N 1 J A N U A R Y 19.

Anthropon doroumenos, ina se pasa


Ktisis
Doxologi,
ton
Monon
Anamartiton: Eleison imas!.
PSALM 150

Salvation to the human race, so that


all Creation may Glorify Thee, the
Only Sinless One: Have Mercy on us!

Ierarha Vasilie, Presveve Hristo to


Theo,
ton
ptesmaton
afesin
dorisasthe, tis eortazousi potho, tin
Agian Mnimin Sou.

FESTAL VERSES CIRCUMCISION- TONE (5) PLAGAL 1

place of Green Pasture, O Holy One,


and receive Rewards for Thy
Labours. O Saint Basil the Hierarch:
Interced with Christ our God that He
grant Forgiveness of offences to
those who observe with longing Thy
Holy Memory.

LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!

Enite Afton en timpano ke horo.

Enite

Praise

Him with timbrel and dance;


praise Him with strings and flute.

Afton en hordes ke organo.

Feri

peritomin en sarki, O ek Patros


anev tomis te ke revseos, afrastos
tehthis os Logos, ke os Theos ek
Theou, en atrepto menon ti Theotiti.
Dio kata Nomon, O iper Nomon
genomenos,
kataras
Nomou,
eklitroute tous apantas, ke tin
anothen, evlogian dedorite. Othen
tin iperagathon, aftou sigkatavasin,
anevfimountes
imnoumen,
ke
evharistos
doxazomen,
afton
disopountes, tes psihes imon dothine,
to Mega Eleos.

Enite

Afton en kimvalis evihis; enite


Afton en kimvalis
alalagmou.
Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion.

Thesi

iios Theos gegonos, anagennisi ti


tou Thiou Baptismatos, ton fisi ke
alithia, ke Pro Eonon Iion, tou Theou
ke Logon Omoousion, Patri ke
sinanarhon
omologisas
Osie.
Eretikon de, ta apilonta stomata, ti
lamprotiti, ton son logon enefraxas.
Othen ke ta Vasilia, ta ano katokisas,
simvasilevon ton mono, ke fisikos
Vasilevonti,
Hristo
to
plousios,
dianemonti to kosmo, to Mega Eleos.

He Who,

avoiding scission or flux, was


from the Father Begotten as Logos,
and God from God, ineffably as an
Infant was in the flesh Circumcised,
yet remaining unaltered in Divinity.
And so in accordance with His own
Law, He Who is beyond the Law, now
Ransoms from the Laws Curse the
human race, and He has bestowed
Heavens Blessings upon us all.
Therefore we worthily extol and
praise Him with Gratitude, and His
Superlative
Goodness
and
Condescension we Glorify, and
earnestly praying, we implore Him to
bestow on our souls His Great Mercy.

Endon

Epouraniou Naou, os Ierarhis


ieros prosehorisas, tin praxin ke
theorian, tas tis Sofias arhas, os stolin
Agian perikimenos. Ke nin is to ano,
Thisiastirion Osie, Ieratevon, ke Theo
Paristamenos, ke tin ailon, Litourgian
teloumenos, memniso simpathestate,

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

Him with tuneful cymbals;


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

As

an adopted son of God, being


Reborn by Holy Baptism, Thou
Confessed that He, Who in Truth and
Nature before the Ages is Son and
Logos of God, is Unoriginate along
with the Father and Co-Essential, O
Holy One. And with the brilliance of
Thy words and Thy Treatises Thou
has stopped the unbridled mouths
of the heretics.
Therefore, Thy
Residence is in Palaces on High;
Thou reign together with Christ Who
alone does Naturlly Rule as King. O
Basil: Entreat Him Who abundantly
distributes to the world His Great
Mercy.
mouth shalt speak Wisdom, and
the Meditation of my heart,
Understanding.

Into

the Heavenly Church have Thou


gone, O Devout One, as a Most
Sacred Hierarch. Thy Vestments art
Contemplation of God and the Active
Life, as Wisdoms Principles. And
now, as Thou stand near to God and
Thou serve as Hierarch at the

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Now

and ever, and to the Ages of


ages.

Amen
THEOTOKION TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Praise

To stoma mou lalisi Sofian ke i meleti My


tis kardias mou sinesin.

Ke

ton olon Despotis ke Piitis, ex


ahrantou Sou Mitras Sarka lavon,
prostatin Se edixe, ton anthropon
Panamome. Dia touto pantes, pros
Se katafevgomen ilasmon ptesmaton,
etoumeni Despina, ke eonizousis,
litrothine vasanou, ke pasis kakoseos,
tou dinou kosmokratoros. Dia touto
voomen Si. Presveve to So Iio ke
Theo,
ton
ptesmaton
afesin
dorisasthe, tis proskinousin en Pisti,
ton Panagion Tokon Sou.

The Creator and Master of all the world,


Who took Flesh from Thine All Pure
and Holy Womb, made Thee, the All
Pure Maiden, the Protectress of
humanity. For this reason all we
Faithful now have recourse to Thee,
and we ask Thee, O Lady, to be
forgiven our offences, and to be
Delivered from Eternal Perdition and
every adversity that the prince of the
world inflicts. And we, therefore cry
to Thee: Intercede with Thy Son and
our God that He grant Forgiveness of
offences to those who Piously
worship the All Holy Child Thou
bore.

RESURRECTION EVLOGITARIA TRISAGION


THEOTOKION SMALL LITANY

RESURRECTION IPERKOI TONE 3

Ekplitton ti orasi, drosizon tis rimasin, O Amazed

by his Appearance, and


sustained by his words, the Myrrhbearing Women heard the dazzling
Angel say: Why do you seek the
Living in a Tomb? He has Risen,
emptying the graves. Know that the
Unchanging has changed corruption.
Say unto God: How fearful art Thy
Works!
For Thou has Saved the
human race!

astrapton Angelos, tes Myroforis


elege: Ton zonta ti Zitite en mnimati?
Igerthi kenosas ta mnimata.
Tis
fthoras
alliotin,
gnote
ton
anallionton. Ipate to Theo: Os fovera
ta Erga Sou! Oti to genos esosas ton
Anthropon!

RESURRECTION ANABATHMI - TONE 3

Tin

ehmalosian Sion, si exilou ek


Vavilonos. Kame ek ton pathon, pros
zoin elkison, Loge.

En

to noto i spirontes, dakrisinentheis,


theriousi stahias, en Hara Aizoias.

They who sow in the South with Divine

Logos, Thou delivered Zion from


Babylons captivity. Now, draw me
out of my passions, to Life.
Tears shall reap with Joy the Sheaves
of Life Eternal.

Doxa

Glory

Amin.

Amen.

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.


Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

to the Father, and to the Son,


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

F E S T A L M A T I N S & D I V I N E L I T U R G Y H Y M N S S T B A S I L & C H R I S T S C I R C U M C I S I O N 1 J A N U A R Y 7.

Agio

Every

Ean

If the Lord does not build the House of

Pnevmati, pasa Agathodoria, os


Patri ke Io sinastrapti, en O ta panta
Si ke kinite.

mi Kyrios Ikodomisi Ikon ton


areton, matin kopiomen.
Tin de
psihin skepontos, oudis imon porthite
tin Polin.

Tou

Karpou tis gastros, to pnevmati,


iiopiitos Si to Hristo, os Patri i Agii
Pantote isin.

Doxa

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.


Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

Amin
Agio

Pnevmati,
entheorite
pasa
Agiotis, Sofia, ousii pasan gar ktisin.
Afto latrefsomen. Theos gar, os Patri
te ke Logo.

I fovoumeni ton Kyrion,

Makarii trivous
Vadiounte, ton entolon fagonte,
zoiran gar pagkarpian. Kiklo tis
Trapezis Sou, evfranthiti, kathoron
Sou Pimenarha, ta engona feronta
kladous Agathoergias.

Doxa

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.


Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

Virtues, then we labour in vain. If He


protects our souls, no one can
conquer the City.
whose spirit they are as Sons to
Thee, as Father, O Christ.

TO GOD -PSALM 1
ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Amen
Holiness

and Wisdom are received


through the Holy Spirit, for He gives
meaning to all Creation.
Let us
worship Him for He is God, as is the
Father and the Logos.

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.

To execute

Defte

Come,

Enite

Praise

Diigisanto

Thy guards recounted all the Marvels, O

panta ta Ethni, gnote tou friktou


Mystiriou tin Dinamin: Hristos gar O
Sotir imon, O en arhi Logos estavrothi
di imas, ke ekon etafi, ke Anesti ek
nekron, tou Sose ta simpanta. Afton
Proskinisomen.

ton Theon en tis Agiis Afton.


Enite Afton en Stereomati tis
Dinameos Aftou.
panta ta thavmasia, i filakes
Sou Kyrie, alla to sinedrion tis
mateotitos, plirosan doron tin dexian
afton, kriptin enomizon tin Anastasin
Sou, in O kosmos Doxazi: Eleison
imas!

to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit. Now and
ever and to Ages of Ages.

of Glory is of the Holy


Spirit, from Whom comes Grace and
Life for all Creation. Wherefore, He
is praised with the Father and the
Logos.

Enite

Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton.


Enite Afton kata to plithos tis
Megalosinis Aftou.

en tis Ethnesin oti Kyrios


evasilefse. Ke gar katorthose tin
Ikoumenin, itis ou salevthite.(2)

T I H O S :
Asate to Kyriou asma kenon...
pate en tis Ethnesin oti Kyrios
evasilefse. Ke gar katorthose tin
Ikoumenin, itis ou salevthite.

among the Gentiles: The Lord is


King, for He established the world,
which shall not be shaken! [2]

E R S E

O sing a new song to the Lord!

Say

among the Gentiles: The Lord is


King, for He established the world,
which shall not be shaken!

SMALL LITANY PRAISES TO ALMIGHTY GOD


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all ye Nations, acknowledge the


Power of the dread Mystery; for
Christ our Saviour, the Word in the
beginning, was Crucified for us and
willingly buried and Arose from the
dead to Save the whole Universe: Let
us Worship Him!

God in His Saints; praise Him


in the firmament of His Power.

Lord, but, by filling their right hand


with gifts, the Sanhedrin of folly
thought to conceal Thy Resurrection,
which the world Glorifies: Have
Mercy on us!

Praise

Him for His Mighty Acts;


praise Him according to the
greatness of His Majesty

tin piran ilifota: Maria gar i


Magdalini epi to mnima ilthen, evren
Angelon epi ton lithon kathimenon,
tis imatiis exastraptonta, ke legonta:
Ti zitite ton zonta meta ton nekron?
Ouk estin ode, all egigerte, kathos
ipe, proagon en ti Galilea.

Say
V

upon them the Judgement


that is Decreed; such Glory will be
for all His Holy Ones.

Haras ta panta peplirote, tis Anastaseos All things have been filled with Joy on

RESURRECTION PROKEIMENON - TONE 3

Ipate

all His Powers. To Thee praise is


due, O God.

LAUDS - RESURRECTION STIHERA - TONE 3

piise en aftis frima Engrapton.


Doxa afti este pasi tis Osiis Aftou.

Glory

Sin

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.

Tou

Blessed are they who fear the Lord, for


they walk in the Way of His
Commandments, for they shall
partake of the Living Harvest. Be
joyful, Arch-Shepherd, beholding
Thy childrens children
round
about Thy Table, bearing branches of
Virtuous Deeds.

48

Pasa

Glory

to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit. Now and
ever and to Ages of Ages.

nursed
on
milk,
even
while
maintaining in His Infinite Power the
entire world as God, Who by His Act
orders all things.

LAUDS: THE PRAISES

The Saints are the Fruit of the womb, in

Amen
Amin
Agio Pnevmati, O pas ploutos tis Doxis, All wealth
ex ou Haris ke zoi pasi ti ktisi.
Patri gar animnite ke to Logos.

diakraton, ke ti ropi diexagon.

good Gift is in the Holy Spirit.


He radiates Life with the Father and
the Son, and in Him everything lives
and moves.

receiving proof of the Resurrection.


For Mary Magdalene came to the
Tomb, found an Angel seated on the
stone, and dazzling in shining
raiment, who said: Why dost ye seek
the Living with the dead? He is not
here, but He has Arisen as He said,
and goes before you into Galilee.

Enite

afton en iho salpingos. Enite


afton en psaltirio ke kithara

Praise

En

to Foti Sou Despota, opsometha Fos


Filanthrope: Anestis gar ek ton
nekron,
Sotirian
to
geni
ton

In

Him with the sound of the


trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp.

Thy Light, O Master Who Loves


mankind, we shall see Light. For
Thou Arose from the dead, granting

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FESTAL CANON 1 - KATAVASIA ODI

- Megalinon, psihi mou, tin


Timiotern, ke Endoxoteran ton Ano
Stratevmaton

Apori

pasa glossa, efimin pros axian.


Ilingia de nous ke iperkosmios, imnin
Se Theotoke. Omos Agathi iparhous,
tin Pistin dehou. Ke gar ton pothon
idas, ton entheon imon.
Si gar
Hristianon
i
prostatis,
Se
Megalinomen.

Megalinon, psihi mou,


tin Litrosamenin imas ek tis
Kataras.

Magnify, O my soul, Her who is


greater in Honour and Glory than
the Heavenly Hosts.

de ke emfori
edokoun pnevma theorin.

Ke

Sarka peritemnete, O ton Nomon


plirosas, os vefos oktaimeron, ton
eonon O Ktistis, ke spargana ilissete,
os vrotos ke galakti, ektrefete O ta
panata, ti Apiro Ishii, os Theos

He said to them: Why are you


troubled? And why do doubts arise
in your hearts? Behold My Hands
and My Feet, that it is I, Myself.
Handle Me and see, for a spirit does
not have flesh and bones as you
can see I have.

since they still did not believe for


Joy and Marvelling, He said to them:
Have you any food here?

I de epedokan Afto ihthvos optou meros So they gave Him a piece of broiled fish
ke
apo
melissiou
Kyriou,
lavonenopion Afton efagen.

ke

and some honeycomb, and He took it


and ate in their presence.

Ipe de Aftis: Outi i logi ous elalisa pros He said to them:, These are the words
Imas eti on sin Imin, oti di
plirothine panta ta gegrammena en
to Nomo Moiseos ke Profites ke
Psalmis prepi Emou.

Circumcised the covering of Thy


soul, O Holy Father, enamoured with
Philosopy, and in the world Thou
shone forth like the sun by Thy
Miracles, thus Enlightening the
minds of Believers, O Basi the Wise
and Godly-minded worshipper of the
Trinity, and Mystic of the Theotokos.
CHRIST TONE 3

The

16. F E S T A L M A T I N S & D I V I N E L I T U R G Y H Y M N S S T B A S I L & C H R I S T S C I R C U M C I S I O N 1 J A N U A R Y

And

when He had said this, He showed


them His Hands and His Feet.

Thavmazonton ipen Aftis: Ehete ti


vrosimon enthade?

Thou

Fulfiller of His own Law, the


Creator of the Ages, is Circumcised
in the Flesh as an eight day old
Infant.
And He is wrapped in
swaddling clothes as a Mortal and is

They were terrified and frightened, and

Eti de apistounton afton apo tis Haras ke Yet,

GREAT -TONE 3

OF

stood in the midst of them, and said


to them: Peace to you!
thought they had seen a spirit.

ipen aftis: Ti tetaragmeni este, ke


diati dialogismi anavenousin en tes
kardies imon? Idete tas Hiras Mou
ke tous Podas Mou, oti aftos Ego
Imi. Psilafisate me ke
idete, oti
pnevma sarka ke ostea ouk ehie
kathos eme theorite ehonta.
tous Podas.

Thou Rose from the Grave, O


Saviour, Thou revealed Thyself a
Man by Nature, as Thou stood in the
midst of the Disciples and ate with
them and taught them the Baptism
of Repentance. Then at once Thou
Ascended to Thy Heavenly Father
and promised to send them the
Comforter.
Wherefore, O Most
Divine and Incarnate God, Glory to
Thy Resurrection!
THE

genomeni

they told about the things that


had happened on the road, and how
Jesus was known to them by the
breaking of the bread.

Ke touto ipon epedixen Aftis tas Hiras ke And

When

FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION CIRCUMCISION

Tin

Ptoithentes

All Spotless Bride, surpassing


comprehension are the Wonders of
Thy Childbirth, O Blessed Mother!
Through
Thou
obtaining
comprehensive
Salvation,
O
Benefactress, we present Thee with
a worthy Thanksgiving Hymn.

FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION ST BASIL

perietemes Pater, to tis


psihis Sou alimma, ke to kosmo
edihthis, os ilios tis Thamasi, ke
Piston
katiigasas,
tas
dianias
Theoforon, tis Triados O latris, O
Vasilie Sofe, ke Mystis to Theotokou.

As they said these things, Jesus Himself

afton lalounton, aftos O Iisous


esti en meso afton ke legi Aftis: Irini
imin!

LITANY & PRAISES TO


GOD
SIXTH RESURRECTION EXAPOSTEILARION TONE 2

Filosofias eroti,

Tafta de

Magnify, O my soul, the


Ever Virgin Maiden who Redeemed
us from the Curse.

oti anthropos, Soter, i kat


ousian, anastas ek to mnimatos,
vroseos simmeteshes, ke meson stas
edidaskes metanian kirissin. Evthis
de pros Ouranion, anelifthis Patera
ke Mathites, pempin ton Parakliton
epingilo.
Iperthee, Theanthrope,
Doxa ti Si egersi.

...And

afti exigounto ta en ti odo ke os


egnosthi Aftis en ti klasi tou artou.

is worthy; a super-mundane mind is


dizzied praising Thee with Hymns, O
Theotokos. Nonetheless accept our
Faith, since Thou art Full of
Goodness, for Thou hast seen our
longing indeed Inspired by God. O
Lady,
as
the
Protectress
of
Christians, Thee we magnify.

Diknion

...Ke

Every tongue is dumbfouded to extol as

IAMBIC VERSE -

SMALL

RESURRECTION GOSPEL 6: LUKE 24:35 - 53

OUR LORD JESUS APPEARS TO THE APOSTLES & ASCENDS TO HEAVEN

ODE -

IAMBIC VERSE -

ton iper noun, tou tokou Sou


Thamaton!
Nimfi Panagne, Miter
Evlogimeni. Di is tihontes pantelous
sotirias, Epaxion krotoumen os
evergeti, Doron ferontes imnon
efharistias.

THEOTOKION TONE 2

which I spoke to you while I was


still with you, that all things must
be fulfilled which were written in
the Law of Moses and the Prophets
and the Psalms concerning Me.

Tote

diinixen afton ton noun tou sinine


tas Grafas.

Then

Ke

ipen aftis: Oti outo gegrapte ke


outos edi pathin ton Hriston ke
anastine ek nekron Triti Imera, ke
kirihthine epi to Onomati aftou
metanianke afesi amartion is panta
ta ethni, arxamenon apo Irousalim.
Imis de este martires touton. Ke
idou ego Apostelo tin epangelian
tou Patros Mou ef imas. Imis de
kathisate en ti poli Ierousalim eos
ou endisisthe Dinamin ex Ipsous.

And

He opened their Understanding,


so that they might comprehend the
Scriptures.

He said to them: Thus it is


written, and thus it was necessary
for the Christ to suffer and to Rise
from the dead on the Third Day,
and that Repentance and Remission
of sins should be preached in His
Name to all Nations, beginning at
Jerusalem. And you are Witnesses
of these Things. Behold, I send the
Promise of My Father upon you; but
remain in the city of Jerusalem

Due to the Feast Falling on a Sunday, THE RESURRECTION GOSPEL is read


instead of the Festal Matins Gospel.

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SECOND FESTAL CANON - ST BASIL


THE HIERMOS TONE 2

until you are endued with Power


from on High.

Exigage
Ke

de aftous exo eos is Vithanian,


ke eparas ta Hiras Aftou Evlogisen
aftous.

He led them out as far as Bethany, and

egeneto en to Evlogin Afton aftous


disti ap Afton ke anefereto is ton
Ouranon.

And

Amin.
RETURN

Tou

Arhipimenos
Hristou Vasilie,
epikolouthisas.
saftou, psihin
prokindinevon
Pammakariste.

they worshipped Him, and


returned to Jerusalem with great Joy,
and were continually in the Temple
Praising and Blessing God.

Amen.
TO THE

O Basil, inasmuch as Thou art a Faithful


Shepherd of the Chief Shepherd
Christ, Thou followed in His Steps,
which were were full of Life. Thou
delivered Thy very life, O Father, to
the tyrant King, and for the Church
Thou valiantly braved danger, O All
Blessed One.

To

Thou arose today, O Merciful One, and


led us out from the gates of Death.
Adam dances today, and Eve
rejoices. Prophets too, along with
Patriarchs, praise without ceasing
THE DIVINE MIGHT OF THINE
AUTHORITY.

tis Ekklisias Panieron, Hristou


katidon
sistima,
ipo
tis
sis
kosmoumenon Ierarhias Sofe, O
panolis

emvrontithis,

When

that most pernicious of tyrants


saw the Sacred Body of the Church
of Christ to be adorned and put in
order by Thy Episcopacy, O Basil, he
was thunderstruck and fell. For he
could not endure the bright Light of
the Spirit that abode in Thee.

katapptoke

tyrannos.
Tin gar en Si tou
Pnevmatos, aiglin ouk inegke Vasilie.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

RESURRECTION IKOS - TONE 3

O Ouranos ke i gi simeron horevetosan, Let Heaven and earth dance today, and
ke Hriston ton Theo omofronos
imnitosan, oti tous desmious ek ton
tafon anestise. Sigheri tasa i ktisis,
prosferousa epaxia asmata, to panton
Ktisti ke Litroti imon; oti tous vrotous
ex Adou simeron, os zoodotis
sinanelkisas,
pros
Ouranous
sinanipsi, ke katarrassi tou ehthrou
tas eparsis, ke pilas tou Adou
diathlatti, TO THION KRATI TIS
EXOUSIAS AFTOU.

in harmony sing the praise of Christ


our God, for He raised the prisoners
from the tombs.
All Creation
rejoices together as it offers fitting
songs to the Creator of all things
and our Redeemer. For today, as
Giver of Life, He drew mortals out of
Hades and raised them together to
Heaven. He lays low the uprisings of
the foe and smashes the Gates of
Hades by THE DIVINE MIGHT OF HIS
AUTHORITY.

FESTAL KONTAKION ST BASIL

vasis asistos ti Ekklisia, nemon


pasin asilon, tin kiriotita vrotis,
episfragizon
sis
dogmasin,
OURANOFANTOR VASILIE OSIE.

As

THE

sofrosinis O Kratir, to stoma tis


Sofias, ke vasis ton dogmaton,
Vasilios O Megas, pasin astrapti
noeros. Defte oun, ke stomen en to
Iko
tou
Theou,
Thermos

GREAT TONE 4

a base unshakable Thou were


presented
to
the
Church,
attributing the full Dominion to
mankind, and by Thy Dogmas
confirming this, O DEVOUT BASIL,
REVEALER OF HEAVEN TO ALL.

FESTAL OIKOS ST BASIL

Tis

GREAT

O my soul, he who hailed


from Caesarea, Basil the Great.

Vasilion ton Megan.

RESURRECTION KONTAKION - TONE 3

Ofthis

THE

Megalinon psihi mou, ton ek Kesarias, Magnify,

MATINS SERVICE BOOK

simeron, apo tou tafou


iktirmon, ke imas exigages, ek ton
pilon tou thanatou. Simeron Adam
korevi, ke heri Eva, ama de, ke i
Profite sin Patriarhes, animnousin
akatapafstos, TO THION KRATOS TIS
EXOUSIAS SOU.

os Provaton, Piston
tis Zoiforis ihnesin
To tyranno gar tin
Pater prodedoks,
arista, tis Ekklisias

FESTAL TROPARIA ST BASIL

UNTIL THE FOLLOWING

Exanestis

among the
Hierarchs, our Holy Father, Basil
the Great.

Vasilion ton Megan.

Ke afti proskinisantes Afton ipestrepsan And


is Ierousalim meta Hara Megalis, ke
ison diapantos en to Iro Enountes ke
Evlongonntes ton Theos.

GREAT

Megalinon psihi mou, tou en Ierarhes, Magnify, O my soul, one

He lifted up His Hands and Blessed


them.
it came to pass, while He Blessed
them, that He was parted from them
and carried up into Heaven.

THE

THE

GREAT

That

goblet of Self-control, the mouth


of Wisdom, and the base of the
Dogmas, Basil the Great, shines
brightly in the heart of all. So come,
and let us stand in the House of God,

10. F E S T A L M A T I N S & D I V I N E L I T U R G Y H Y M N S S T B A S I L & C H R I S T S C I R C U M C I S I O N 1 J A N U A R Y

Megalinin psihi mou, tis Trisipostatou, Magnify, O my soul, the Power of the
ke Adieretou, Theotitos to Kratos.

Godhead that is three Hypostases,


and also Undivided.

Tis

Thou

Ke

Now

ton Apostolon kathedras, tis horias


te ton Athloforon, Hristou Patriarhon
skinis, ke ton Dikeon trifis, tis horias
te ton Profiton, ixiothis Basilie. Tis
Theotokou Mystis gar, ke tis Triados
latris gegonas.
nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

Amin

were counted worthy, O Basil, of


the Apostles Teaching, the Chorus
of the Victorious Martyrs of Christ,
the tent of the Patriarchs, the Delight
of Prophets and the Just, O Mystic of
Theotokos, and Worshipper of the
Trinity.
and ever, and to the Ages of
ages.

Amen
THEOTOKION

Megalinon,
O

psihi
mou
tin
Litrosamenin, imas ek tis kataras.

Magnify,

ta iperoa en idasi, stegazon monos


Kyrios,
anahetizon
Thalassan,
avissous te O xirenon, ek Sou Agni tin
sarka proslavomenos, ek Vithleem
epigete, pros Iordanin Vaptisthine
sarki.

He

O my soul, Her who has


delivered us from the Curse.

Who covers His Upper Chambers


with the waters as the Only Lord,
and Who restrained the sea and
caused the deep abyss to become
dry, and who assumed flesh from
Thee, O Virgin Pure, hastens from
Bethlehem to Jordan to be Baptised
in the Flesh.

F E S T A L M A T I N S & D I V I N E L I T U R G Y H Y M N S S T B A S I L & C H R I S T S C I R C U M C I S I O N 1 J A N U A R Y 15.

THE FESTAL MAGNIFICAT - THEOPHANY


STANDING BEFORE THE HOLY ICON OF THE EVER
BLESSED THEOTOKOS, THE PRIEST DECLARES THE
AFTER
WHICH
HE
CENSES
THE
FOLLOWING,
SANCTUARY, HOLY ICONS AND CONGREGATION WHILE
THE MAGNIFICAT HYMN IS CHANTED.

THE

BELLS ARE RUNG

AT

THIS POINT

enatenizontes, tis Thavmasi tis toutou


terpomeni.
Ke osper lampidoni
astrafthentes
to
Foti
afton,
Thalfthomen to tou viou kathartiko
pnevmati, mimoumeni aftou tin
Pistin, tin zesin, tin tapinosin, di on
Ikos edihthi tou ontos Theou. Pros on
voontes
imnoumen,
OURANOFANTOR VASILIE OSIE.

gazing ardently, and be thrilled by


his Miracles.
And when their
Lustrous Light has made us also
shine, lt us be warmed by the
Purifying Spirit of his Life, imitating
his Faith, Ardor and Humility,
through which he became the House
of the True God. And let us extol
him and cry out to him: O DEVOUT
BASIL REVEALER OF HEAVEN TO
ALL!

Tin Theotokon ke Miter to Fotos: en The Theotokos and Mother of the Light:
imnis timontes Meglinomen!

with hymns let us Magnify!

FESTAL ODE 9 FIRST FESTAL CANON - CIRCUMCISION


THE HIERMOS TONE 2

Megalinon

psihi mou, tin Timioteran,


ton Ano Stratevmaton.

Magnify, O my soul, Her who is higher

ton Pro Iliou Fostira, ton Theon


exanatilanta,
somatikos
imin
epidimisanta,
ek
lagonon
Parthenikon, afrastos somatosasa,
Evlogimeni Panagne, Se Theotoke
Megalinomen.

in Honour than the Heavenly Hosts.


Lady, from Thy Virginal Belly Thou
ineffably
embodied
God,
the
Luminary Who arose before the sun,
and the One Who came down to us
and dwelt among us bodily.
O
Blessed and All Holy One, Thou, O
Theotokos, we Magnify.

SYNAXARION

Ti A

- 1 JANUARY

On

the 1st day of this month we


celebrate the Circumcision in the
Flesh of our Lord and God and
Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou en Agiis Patros On

this day we Commemorate our


Father among the Saints, St Basil the
Great, Archbishop of Caesarea,
Cappadocia.

tou aftou minos eortazomen tin


kata sarka Peritomin tou Kyriou ke
Theou ke Sotiros imon Iisou Hristou.

imon
Vasiliou,
Arhiepiskopou
Kesarias Kappadokias tou Megalou.

Ti afti imera, O Agios Martis Theodotos On


Xifi telioute.

FESTAL TROPARIA - CIRCUMCISION

Megalinon

psihi mou, ton kata ton


Nomon, sarki peritmithenda.

Magnify,

Ti afti imera, O Agios Grigorios, O Patir On

ton Pro Iliou Fostira, ton Theon


exanatilanta,
somatikos
imin
epidimisanta,
ek
lagonon
Parthenikon, afrastos somatosasa,
Evlogimeni Panagne, Se Theotoke
Megalinomen.

Tes afton Agiis Presvies, O Theos, eleison By

Megalinon

psihi mou, ton en ti ogdoi,


peritomin lavonda.

Ipervas

tous
orous
Hristos,
tis
anthropinis olis fiseos, iperfios ek
Parthenou apotiktete, ke to gramma
to nomikon, kathos diakelevete, tin
sarka peritemnete, ke plirotis tou
Nomou diknite.

O my soul, the Lord Who


according to the Law received
Circumcision.

Lady, from Thy Virginal Belly Thou


ineffably
embodied
God,
the
Luminary Who arose before the sun,
and the One Who came down to us
and dwelt among us bodily.
O
Blessed and All Holy One, Thou, O
Theotokos, we Magnify.

Magnify, O my soul, the Lord Who on


the Eighth Day was Circumcised.

Christ

the
Saviour
came
forth
extraordinarily from a Virgin, for He
surpassed all limits of human
nature.
He fulfilled Mosaic Law,
being duly Circumcised in the Flesh
according to the prescribed letter of
the Law.

Simeron O Despotis, sarki perietmithi, Today


ke Iisous eklithi.

Defte

tou Despotou to endoxa, Hristou


onomastiria,
en
agiotiti
panigirisomen.
Iisous
gar
theoprepos, anigorevte simeron, sin
toutis ke tin mnimin de, tou Ierarhou
Megalinomen.

the Master was Circumcised in


the Flesh, and named Jesus.

Come, let us with Holiness celebrate the


glorious festivities as we observe the
Feast of Christ our Master, for He is
named Jesus today in a manner
befitting God.
And also let us
magnify the Memorial of the
Hierarch.

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tou Agiou Grigorious tou Theologou,


en Irini telioute.
imas.

Amin

this day the Holy Martyr, St


Theodotos was Perfected in Holy
Martyrdom by the sword.
this day St Gregory, Bishop of
Nazianzus, father of St Gregory the
Theologian, reposed in Peace.
the Intercessions of Thy Saints, O
God, have mercy on us.

Amen.
KATAVASIAS OF THEOPHANY
ODES & IAMBIC VERSES - TONE 2

Vithou anekalipse pithmena, ke


dia xiras ikious elki, en afto
katakalipsas antipalous, O krateos en
polemis Kyrios. Oti Dedoxaste.

ODI 1

VERSE
Stivi
thalassis,
kimatoumenon salon, Ipiron afthis,
Isarail dedigmenon. Melas de pontos,
tristatas Egiption, kripsen ardin,
idatostrotos tafos, Romi kratea,
dexias tou Despotou.

IAMBIC

Ishin O didous, tis Vasilefsin imon


Kyrios, ke keras Hriston Aftou ipson,
Parthenou apotiktete. Moli de pros to
Vaptisma. Dio Pisti Voisomen. Ouk
estin Agios, os O Theos imon, ke ouk
esti Dikeos, plin Sou Kyrie.

ODI 3

ODE

1 The Lord, Mighty in battle,


uncovered the foundations of the
deep and led His servants on dry
ground;
but He covered their
adversaries with the waters, for He
has been Glorified.

Israel passed through the


storm-tossed deep of the sea that
God had turned into dry land: but
the dark waters completely covered
the Chief Captains of Egypt in a
watery grave through the Mighty
Strength of the right Hand of the
Master.

IAMBIC VERSE

The Lord Who grants strength to


our Kings and exalts the horn of His
Anointed, is Born of a Virgin and
comes to Baptism. Therefore let us,
the Faithful, cry aloud: None is Holy
as our God and none is Righteous

ODE 3

F E S T A L M A T I N S & D I V I N E L I T U R G Y H Y M N S S T B A S I L & C H R I S T S C I R C U M C I S I O N 1 J A N U A R Y 11.

save Thee, O Lord.

Osi

paleon eklelimetha
Vrohon,
Voron
leonton
sintethlasmenon milas, Agalliomen
ke platinomen stoma, Logo plekontes,
ek logon melodian, O ton pros imas,
idete Dorimaton.

IAMBIC

VERSE

Akikoe Kyrie fonis Sou, on ipas


Foni Voontos en erimo, ote evrontisas
pollin
epi
idaton,
to
so
martiroumenos Iio. Olos gegonos tou
parontos, Pnevmatos de evoise: Si i
Hiristos, Theou Sofia ke Dinamis!

ODI 4

V E R S E Pirso katharthis mistikis


theorias, Imnon profitis tin Vroton
kenourgian, rignisi girin, Pnevmati
krotoumenin, sarkosin emfenousan
arritou Logou, O ton dinastin ta krati
sinetrivi.

IAMBIC

ODI

5 Iisous O Zois arhigos, lise to


katakrima
iki,
Adam
tou
Protoplastou. Katharson de, os Theos
mi deomenos, to pesonti, katherete en
to Iordani. En O tin ehthran ktinas,
iperehousan, panta noun Irinin
harizete.

VERSE
Ehthrou zofodous ke
Vevorvoromenou,
Ion
katharsi
Pnevmatos
leloumeni,
nean
prosormisthimen
aplani
trivon,
Agousan apositon is thimidian,
monis prositin, is Theos katillagi.

IAMBIC

I Foni tou Logou, O lihnos tou


Fotos, O Eosforos, O tou Iliou
Prodromos, en ti erimo,
Metanoite,
pasi Voa tis lais, ke prokatheresthe.
Idou gar paresti Hristos, ek fthoras
ton kosmon Litroumenos.

ODI 6

From

VERSE
Imerton exefine sin
panolivio, Iho Patir, on Gastros
exirefxato. Ne, fisin, Outos, simfiis
Gonos Melon, Fotafgos exorousen
anthropon genous, Logos te mou
Zoin, ke Vrotos Promitheia.

IAMBIC

the ancient snares


have we all been set loose, and the
jaws of the devouring lions have
been broken: let us then, rejoice
exceedingly and open wide our
mouths, weaving with words a
melody to the Word Whose delight it
is to bestow Gifts upon us.

IAMBIC VERSE

He whom Thou hast called, O


Lord, the voice of one crying in the
wilderness heard Thy Voice when
Thou thundered upon many waters,
bearing witness to Thy Son. Wholly
filled with the Spirit who had come,
he cried aloud: Thou art Christ, the
Wisdom and Power of God!

ODE 4

Cleansed by the Fire of a


Mystic Vision, the Prophet sang the
praises of the Renewal of mortal
man. Filled with the Inspiration of
the Spirit, he raised his voice, telling
of the Incarnation of the Ineffable
Word, Who has shattered the
dominion of the strong.

ODI

IAMBIC VERSE

Jesus, the Prince of Life, has


come
to
set
loose
from
Condemnation Adam, the Firstformed man; and although as God
He needs no cleansing, yet for the
sake of fallen mankind He was
cleansed in the Jordan.
In its
streams He slew enmity and grants
the
Peace
that
passes
all
understanding.

7 Neous efsevis, kamino piros


prosomilisantas, diasirizon pnevma
Drosou, avlavis difilaxe, ke Thiou
Angelou sigkatavasis. Othen en flogi
Drosizomeni, efharistos anemelpon
Iperimnite, O ton Pateron Kyrios, ke
Theos Evlogitos i.

Eflexe rithro ton drakonton


tas karas, O tis kaminou tin
metarsion floga, neous ferousan
efsevis katefnasas. Tin diskathenton
ahlin ex amartias. Olin plini de, ti
droso tou Pnevmatos.

IAMBIC VERSE

ODE 5

By the cleansing of the


Spirit have we been washed from the
poison of the dark and unclean
enemy, and we have set out upon a
New Path free from error, that leads
to gladness of heart past all
attainment, which only they attain
whom God has Reconciled with
Himself.

ODI

8 Enoumen, Evlogoumen
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion

ke

Mystirion

paradoxon, i Vavilonos edixe


kaminos, pigasasa Droson. Oti rithris
emellen, aflon pir isdehesthe O
Iordanis,
ke
stegin
sarki,
Vaptizomenon ton Ktistin.
On
Evlogousi Lai, ke iperipsousin, is
pantas tous eonas.

IAMBIC VERSE

ODE

6 The Voice of the Word, the


Candlestick of the Light, the Morning
Star and Forerunner
of the Sun,
cried in the Wilderness to all the
peoples: Repent and be Cleansed
while there is yet time. For behold,
Christ is at hand, Who Delivers the
world from corruption.!

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V E R S E Elefthera men i ktisis


gnorizete.
Ii de Fotos, is prin
eskotismeni.
Monos sternazi, tou
skotous O prostatis.
Nin eflogito
sintonos ton etion, i prisn talena ton
Ethnon pagkliria.

IAMBIC

The Father in a Voice full


of Joy revealed His Beloved Whom
He had Begotten from the Womb.
Truly, said He: This is My
Offspring, of the same Nature as
Myself: bearing Light, He has come
forth from mankind, My Living
Word, in Divine Providence become
mortal Man.

IAMBIC VERSE

The breath of the wind heavy


with Dew and the Descent of the
Angel of God preserved the Holy
Children from all harm, as they
walked in
the fiery
furnace.
Refreshed with Dew in the flames,
they sang in Thanksgiving: Blessed
art Thou and praised above all, O
Lord God of our Fathers!

ODE 7

He Who stilled the heat of


the flame of the furnace that
mounted high in the air and
encircled the Godly Children, burnt
the heads of the dragons in the
stream of the Jordan: and with the
Dew of the Spirit He washes away all
the stubborn obscurity of sin

IAMBIC VERSE

We Praise, we Bless and we


Worship the Lord!

ODE 8

The

Babylonian furnace, as it poured


forth
Dew,
forshadowed
a
Marvellous Mystery - how the Jordan
should receive in its streams the
Immaterial
Fire,
and
should
encompass the Creator,
when He
was Baptised in the Flesh. Him do ye
peoples Bless and Exalt above all
forever!

The Creation finds itself


set free, and those in darkness are
now made sons of Light: alone the
prince of darkness groans. Let all
the Inheritance of the Nations, that
was before in misery, now Bless with
eagerness Him Who has wrought this
Change.

IAMBIC VERSE

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