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12.

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Here, Keharitomeni Theotoke Parthene!

TONE

Rejoice,

Ek Sou gar anetilen O Ilios tis


Dikeosinis, Hristos O Theos imon,
Fotizon tous en Skoti. Eufrenou ke
ou Presvita Dikee, examenos en
agkales ton eleftherotin ton psihon
imon harizomenon imin ke tin
Anastasin (3)

O Lady Full of Grace, Virgin


Theotokos! For Christ our God, the
Sun of Righteousness has risen from
Thee and He Illumined those in
Darkness. And Thou, O Righteous
Elder, be glad in heart, receiving in
Thine embrace the One Who
Liberates our soul and bestows on us
Resurrection. (3)

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relevant Hymns and Readings
2.

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11.

Greatly Rejoiced, and said: This


Child is God! He is Co-eternal with
the Father, and He is the Redeemer
of our soul!

Fos

Ton

The

is apokalipsin ethnon, ke Doxan


laou Sou Israil.
ohoumenon en armasi Herouvim,
ke imnoumenon en asmati Seraphim,
ferousa en agkales i Theotokos Maria,
apirogamos ex aftis sarkothenta, ton
Nomodotin Nomou, plirounta nomou
taxin, edidou hersi presvitou Iereos.
Zoin de feron, Zois itito lisin, legon:
Despota, nin apolison me, minise to
Adam, os idon atrepton vrefos, Theon
proeonion ke Sotira tou Kosmou.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

Light for Revelation to the Gentiles,


and for Glory to Thy People Israel!
Lord Who rides the Chariot of
Cherubim and is praised in song by
the Seraphim, became Incarnate of
Mary
the
Theotokos
without
conjugal Union. He is the Giver of
the Law, and He fulfilled the Order
of the Law. His Mother carried Him
in Her arms, and handed Him to the
Priest. And he, as he was holding
Life, asked to be released from life,
saying: O Master, let me go now, to
tell Adam that I have beheld as an
Infant, the Immutable, Pre-Eternal
God and Saviour of the world!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

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tis Herouvim epohoumenos, ke


imnoumenos ipo ton Seraphim,
simeron to Thio Iero kata Nomon
prosferomenos,
presvitikes
enthronizete agkales, ke ipo Iosif
isdehete dora Theoprepos, os zevgos
trigonon tin amianton Ekklisian, ke
ton Ethnon ton neolekton laon,
peristeron de dio neossous, os arhigos
Paleas te ke Kenis. Tu pros afton
hrismou de Symeon, to peras
dexamenos, Evlogon tin Parthenon,
Theotokon Marian, ta tou athous
simvola tou ex aftis proigorefse, ke
par Aftou exetite tin apolisin voon.
Nin apoliis me Despota, kathos
Proepingilo mi, oti idon Se to
Proeonion Fos, ke Sotira Kyrion tou
Hristonimou laou.

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PRAYER OF ST SYMEON THE GODRECEIVER 

10.

TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

He Who rides upon

the Cherubim, and


Who is extolled by the Seraphim, and
Who now, according to the Law, is
taken to the Holy Temple, He is
Enthroned in the embraces of the
Elder. And He, as God, receives the
Gifts offered by Joseph a pair of
turtledoves as a figure of the
Spotless Church and the newly
Chosen People of the Gentiles and
two young pigeons, since He is the
Author of both Old and New
Covenants.
Symeon received the
Fulfillment of what had been
Prophesied to him; and in Blessing
Virgin, Theotokos Mary, he revealed
to her the symbols of the Passion of
the Son She had Borne. And from
Him he requests to be released,
saying: Now Thou art Dismissing
me, O Master, even as Thou Promised
me. For I have beheld Thee, the PreEternal Light and Saviour Lord, of
the Christ-named people.

FESTAL VESPERS MEETING/PRESENTATION

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LORD 2 FEBRUARY

Festal Vespers Hymns & Readings - Meeting/Presentation


HYMN

OF THE

THE

EVENING INCENSE

CONGREGATION

MUST STAND

PSALM 140/141 TONE 2

Kyrie

Lord,

Katevthinthito

Let

ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou.


Isakouson
mou,
Kyrie.
Kyrie,
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou,
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson
mou Kyrie.

i prosevhi mou os
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson
mou Kyrie!

I cry out to Thee: hear me, O


Lord! O Lord, when I cry out to
Thee, hear me! Hear my voice, when I
cry out to Thee! Hear me, O Lord!

my Prayer rise before Thee like


incense - the lifting up of my hands
as the Evening Sacrifice. Hear me, O
Lord!

FESTAL STIHERA MEETING/PRESENTATION

Ean

If

Lege

Tell

anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie,


tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos
estin.
Symeon, tina feron en agkales, en
to Nao Agalli? Tini krazis ke voas?
Nin plievtherome.
Idon gar ton
Sotira mou!
Outos estin, O ek
Parthenou tehthis, outos estin O ek
Theou Theos Logos, O Sarkothis di
dimas, ke Sosas ton anthropon.
Afton proskinisomen.

Eneken

tou Onomatos Sou ipemina


Se, Kyrie, ipeien i psihi ou is ton
Logon Sou. Ilpisen i psihi moue pi
ton Kyrion.

Thou, O Lord, should mark


transgression, O Lord, who would
stand?
For there is Forgiveness
with Thee.
us, O Symeon.
Who art Thou
holding in Thine arms, in the Temple
Rejoicing? Who art Thou speaking
to, and saying: Now I am set free,
for I have beheld my Saviour! He is
the One Born of a Virgin! He is God,
the Word of God, Who became
Incarnate for us and Saved humanty!
Let us worship Him!

Because

of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited


for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.

Lege

Tell

Apo

From

Symeon, tina feron en agkales, en


to Nao Agalli? Tini krazis ke voas?
Nin plievtherome.
Idon gar ton
Sotira mou!
Outos estin, O ek
Parthenou tehthis, outos estin O ek
Theou Theos Logos, O Sarkothis di
dimas, ke Sosas ton anthropon.
Afton proskinisomen.
filakis proias mehri niktos. Apo
filakis proias elposato Israil epi ton
Kyrion.

TONE 1

us, O Symeon.
Who art Thou
holding in Thine arms, in the Temple
Rejoicing? Who art Thou speaking
to, and saying: Now I am set free,
for I have beheld my Saviour! He is
the One Born of a Virgin! He is God,
the Word of God, Who became
Incarnate for us and Saved humanty!
Let us worship Him!
the Morning Watch until night;
from the Morning Watch until
night, let Israel Hope in the Lord.

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3.

Dehou

Symeon, on ipo ton gnofon,


Mosis nomothetounta, proeora en
Sina, vrefos genomenon, Nomo
ipotattomenon. Outos estin, O dia
Nomou lalisas outos estin, O en
Profites rithis, O sarkothis di imas, ke
Sosas ton anthropon.
Afton
proskinisomen!

Symeon:
receive the One Whom
Moses beheld in the Dark Cloud
giving the Law on Sinai, Who became
an Infant, submitting to the Law. He
is the One Who spoke through the
Law and Who was spoken of by the
Prophets, Who became Incarnate for
us and Saved humanity.
Let us
worship Him!

Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For

wih the Lord there is Mercy, and


with Him is abundant Redemption.
And He will Redeem Israel from all
his transgressions.

afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton


Israil ek pason ton anomion Aftou.

Dehou Symeon, on ipo ton gnofon, Mosis O


nomothetounta, proeora en Sina,
vrefos
genomenon,
Nomo
ipotattomenon. Outos estin, O dia
Nomou lalisas outos estin, O en
Profites rithis, O sarkothis di imas, ke
Sosas ton anthropon.
Afton
proskinisomen!

Symeon:
receive the One Whom
Moses beheld in the Dark Cloud
giving the Law on Sinai, Who became
an Infant, submitting to the Law. He
is the One Who spoke through the
Law and Who was spoken of by the
Prophets, Who became Incarnate for
us and Saved humanity.
Let us
worship Him!

Enite

Praise

Defte

Let

ton Kyrion, panta to Ethni,


epenesate afton, pantes i lai!
ke imis, asmasin entheis, Hristo
sinantithomen, ke dexometha afton,
ou to Sotirion O Symeon eoraken.
Outos estin, on O David katangeli
outos estin, O en Profites lalisas, O
sarkothis
di
imas,
ke
Nomo
fthengomenos. Afton proskinisomen!

the Lord, all You Gentiles!


Praise Him, all you peoples!

us also come! Let us Meet Christ


with Inspired Hymns, and let us
Receive Him, Whose Salvation was
beheld by Symeon! He is the One
Whom David proclaimed! He is the
One Who spoke through the
Prophets! He became Incarnate for
us, and spoke through the Law. Let
us Worship Him!

Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef imas, For His Mercy


ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton
eona.

Defte

ke imis, asmasin entheis, Hristo


sinantithomen, ke dexometha afton,
ou to Sotirion O Symeon eoraken.
Outos estin, on O David katangeli
outos estin, O en Profites lalisas, O
sarkothis
di
imas,
ke
Nomo
fthengomenos. Afton proskinisomen!

rules over us; and the


Truth of the Lord endures forever.

Let

us also come! Let us Meet Christ


with Inspired Hymns, and let us
Receive Him, Whose Salvation was
beheld by Symeon! He is the One
Whom David proclaimed! He is the
One Who spoke through the
Prophets! He became Incarnate for
us, and spoke through the Law. Let
us Worship Him!

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Amin

Amen

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

4.

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

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aftos epivali aftis.

Ke

este Thisiastirion to Kyrio en hora


Egyption, ke Stili pros to orion aftis to
Kyrio.

And there

Ke

este is Simion is ton eona Kyrio en


hora Egyptou, oti kekraxonte pros
Kyrion.

And it will be a Sign forever to the Lord

aposteli aftis Anthropon, os Sosi


aftous.

And He will sent them a Man Who will

Ke

will be an Altar to the Lord


in the midst of the Egyptians, and at
its border a Pillar to the Lord.
in the midst of the Egyptians, for
they will cry to the Lord because of
their oppressors.
Save them.

Ke gnostos este Kyrios tis Egyptiis.

And

Ke

gnosonte i Egyptii ton Kyrion en ti


imera ekini, ke piisousi thisian ke
doron.

And

Ke

evxonte evhas
apodosousi.

And

to

Kyrio,

the Lord will be known to the


Egyptians.

ke

the Egyptians will know the Lord


in that day, and offer sacrifices and
gifts.
they will make Vows to the Lord
and pay them.

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LITANY OF FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS 
FESTAL APOSTICHA MEETING/PRESENTATION

TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE

Katakosmison ton nimfona Sou Sion, ke Decorate


ipodexe ton Vasilea Hriston, aspase
tin Mariam, tin epouranion pilin. Afti
gar Thronos Herouvikos anedihthi,
afti vastazi son Vasilia tis Doxis,
Nefeli Fotos iparhi i Parthenos,
ferousa en sarki Iion pro Eosforou, on
lavon Symeon en agkales Aftou
ekirixe lais, Despotin afton ine, Zois
ke tou Thanatou, ke Sotira tou
kosmou.

your Bridal Hall, O Zon, and


Welcome Christ the King.
Greet
Mary, the Heavenly Gate, for She
became a Cherubic Throne.
She
holds the King of Glory. The Virgin
is the Cloud of Light, carrying Her
Son in the Flesh, Who is before the
Morning. When Symeon took Him in
his arms, he proclaimed to the
people that He is the Master of Life
and Death, and the Saviour of the
world.

Nin

Now

Ton

Before the Ages,

apoliis ton doulon Sou, Despota,


kata to rima Sou, en Irini. Oti idon
i ofthalmi mou to Sotirion Sou, O
itimasas kata prosopon panton ton
laon.

eklampsanta pro eonon ek Patros,


ep eshaton de ek Mitras Parthenikis,
ferousa en to Nao, i Apirogamos
Mitir, ton en Sineo nomothetisanta
Ori, ti diataxi ti nomiki pitharhounta,
prosigen Ieri, presviti ke Dikeo,
Hriston
ton
Kyrion,
idin
hrimatisthenti,
on
dexamenos
Symeon en tes agkales Aftou,
igalliasato oon. Theos iparhi outos,
patri sinaidios ke litrotis ton psihon
imon.

let Thy
in Peace,
For My
Salvation,
prepared
people.

Servant, O Lord, Depart


according to Thy Word.
eyes have seen Thy
which
Thou
hast
in the Presence of all

Christ the Lord shone


forth from the Father, and lately He
came from a Virgins Womb. Of old
He gave the Law on Mount Sinai, and
now He obeyed what the Law
Commended. His Mother, a Virgin,
brought Him into the Temple and
presented Him to Symeon the Priest,
who was Elderly and Righteous, to
whom it has been Revealed that He
would behold the Messiah. When he
took Him into his arms, Symeon

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9.

Ke velpontes vlepsete, ke ou mi
idite!

And you shall see indeed, but not


perceive!

Epahinthi gar i kardia tou laou


toutou, ke tis osi vareos ikousan.

For the heart of these people has


become insensitive, and their ears
hear with difficulty.

Ke tous ofthalmous afton ekammisan,


mi pote idosi tis ofthalmis, ke tis
osin akousosi, ke ti kardia sinosi, ke
epistrepsosi, ke Iasome aftous.

And they have closed their eyes, lest


they should see with their eyes, and
hear
with
their
ears,
and
Understand with their heart, and
return, and I should Heal them.

Ke ipa: Eos pote, Kyrie?


And I said: How long O Lord?
Ke ipen: Eos an erimothosi polis para And He said: Until the cities are laid
to mi katikisthe, ke iki para to mi
ine anthropous, ke i Gi katalifhisete
erimos.

waste and without inhabitant, the


houses are without people, and the
land left desolate.

Ke meta tafta makrini, O Theos tous


anthropous, ke plithinthisonte i
egkatalifthentes epi tis Gis.

And after this, God will remove the


people far away, and those left in
the land shall multiply upon the
Earth.
I S A I A H 19:1, 3A, 4A, 4C, 5, 12, 16, 19-21

THE BOOK

Profitias Isaiou
Sofia!

OF THE

PROPHECY

Reading is from the Prophecy of


Isaiah

Wisdom!

Proshomen!

Kyrios kathisete epi


Kousfis, ke ixi is Egypton.

Nefelis

sisthisete ta hiropiita Egyptou apo


Prosopou Aftou.

Let us attend!

Behold!

The Lord is seated on a Swift


Cloud and shall come to Egypt.

And the things made by hands in Egypt


shall be shaken by His Presence.

OF

Anigestho i Pili tou Ouranou simeron!

O
gar anarhos Logos tou Patros, arhin
lavon hronikin, mi ekstas tis Aftou
thotitos, ipo Parthenou os vefos
tessarakonthimeron,
Mitros
ekon
prosferete, en Nao to Nomiko ke
touton agkales isdehete O Presvis.
Apolison krazon, O doulos to Despoti.
I gar ofthalmi mou idon to Sotirion
Sou, O elthon is ton kosmon, Sose
genos anthropon. Kyrie,

Doxa Si!

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THE ENTRANCE FOS ILARON...
PROKEIMENON

OF

CHRIST

en to Onomati Sou Soson me,


ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me.

the Gates of Heaven today! For


the Fathers Beginningless Logos,
having taken a beginning in time,
and not separated from His Divinity,
is willingly offered as a Forty-day old
Infant, in the Temple of the Law by
His Virgin Mother. And the Elder
receives Him in his arms. Let me
depart! cries the Servant to the
Master, for my eyes have beheld
Thy Salvation! O Lord Who came to
the world to Save humanity, Glory
to Thee!

O Theos, isakouson tis prosevhis


mou, enotise ta rimata tou stomatos
mou.

Save me, O God, for Thy

Names sake,
and Judge me by Thy Might.

O God, hear my Prayer and hear


the words of my mouth.

VERSE

O Theos,

Save

en to Onomati Sou Soson me,


ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me.

me, O God, for Thy Names sake,


and Judge me by Thyr Might.

THE READINGS OF THE DIVINE PROPHECIES


E X O D U S 12:51; 13:1-2A, 3A, 10A, 11-12A, 14-16A; 22:28B
L E V I T I C U S 12:2B, 3, 4A, 4C, 6C, 8A, 8C & N U M B E R S 8:16A, 16C, 17B-C
BOOKS

OF

Tis

The

Wisdom!

Exodou, Levitikou & Numbers to


anagnosma.

And

Sofia! Proshomen!

Ke tarahthisete to pnevma afton en


aftis,
ke
tin
voulin
afton
diaskedaso.

And their spirit will be troubled


within them, and I will reject their
counsel.

Elalise Kyrios pros Mosin tin imera ekini, The

Ke paradoso tin Egypton is hiras


Kyrion skliron, tade legi Kyrios
Savaoth.

And I will Deliver Egypt into the


hands of harsh lords, says the Lord
of Hosts.

Ke pionte i Egyptii idor to para


thalassan, O de potamos eklipsi ke
ziranthisete.

And the Egyptians will drink water


from the sea, for the River will run
dry and have no water.

Tade

The

legi Kyrios:
sou?

Pou isis nin i sofi

Ke anangilatosan si, ke ipatosan ti


vevoulevte Kyrios Savaoth ep
Egypton!

Ti

8.

imera ekini, esonte i Egyptii os


gynekes - en fovo ke en tromo - apo
prosopou tis Hiros Kyriou Savaoth, in

Lord said: Where are your wise


men now?

And let them tell you, and let them


say what the Lord of Hosts planned
against Egypt!

In

that day, the Egyptians shall be like


women - in fear and trembling because of the Hand of the Lord of
Hosts, which He shall lay upon them.

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i exigage tous Iious Israil ke Gis


Egyptou, legon:

Reading is from the Books of


Exodus, Leviticus & Numbers

Ke i kardia afton ittithisete en aftis.

their heart shall be overcome


within them.

(6) PLAGAL 2

Open

STIHOS

THE

TONE

WEDNESDAY PSALM 53

O Theos,

The

to anagnosma.

Idou!
Ke

OF

THE MEETING/PRESENTATION

Let us attend!

Lord spoke to Mosis on that very


same day that the Lord led the
Children of Israel out of the Land of
Egypt, with all their military forces,
saying:

Agiason Mi pan prototokon protogenes,


dianigon pasan mitran en tis Ii Israil
apo anthropou eos ktinous. Emi
estin!

Sanctify to Me all the Firstborn, the


Firstbegotten, whoever opens the
womb among the Children of Israel.both of man and beast. They are
Mine!

Ipe

Moses

de
Moisis
pros
ton
laon:
Mnimonevete tin imeran taftin, en i
exilthete ek Gis Egyptou, ex ikou
doulias.

En gar Hiri Kratea exigagen imas


Kyrios entevthen...

said to the People: Remember


this day when you went out from the
Land of Egypt, out of the House of
Bondage.

By the Strength of His Hand, the Lord


led you out from this place...

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5.

Ke filaxasthe ton Nomon Aftou...


Ke este, os an isagagi Se Kyrios
Theos is tin Gin ton Hanaeon,
tropon omose tis Patrasi sou,
aforiis pan dianigon mitran
arsenika to Kyrio...

O
on
ke
ta

Ean

de erotisi Se O iios Sou meta tafta


legon: Ti touto? Ke eris afto: Oti en
Hiri Kratea exigagen imas Kyrios ek
Gis Egyptou, ex Ikou Doulias.

Inika

de esklirine Pharoa exapostile


imas, apektine pan prototokon en Gi
Egyptou, apo protokon anthropon eos
prototokon ktinon.

And it shall come to pass, when the


Lord your God leads you into the
Land of the Canaanites, as He swore
to your Fathers, and grants it to you,
that you shall set apart for the Lord
all who open the womb that is,
every Firstborn male to the Lord...
come: What is this? you shall say to
him: For with a Strong Hand the
Lord led us out of Egypt, out of the
House of Bondage.

It

came to pass, when Pharaoh was


stubborn about letting us go, the
Lord killed all the Firstborn of
mankind, and the Firstborn of
beasts.

este is Simion epi tis Hiros Sou, ke


asalefton pro ton ofthalmon Sou,oti
outos efi Kyrios O Pantokrator: Oti ta
prototoka ton iion sou dosis Emi.

And it

este pas os an texi pedion arsen, ti


Imera ti Ogdoi Peritemi tin sarka tis
akrovistias aftou.

And

shall be as a Sign on your hand,


and immovable before your eyes,
because
thus
says
the
Lord
Almighty:
the Firstborn of your
sons you shall give to Me.
if a woman conceived and bore a
male child, then on the Eighth Day,
the flesh of his foreskin shall be
Circumcised.

Ke triakonta ke tris imera ouk iselefsete And for

thirty-three days she is not to


enter the Sanctuary of the Lord, until
the days are fulfilled of her
Purification.

is to Agiastirion tou Theou pros ton


ierea, eos plirothosin e imere tis
Katharseos.

Ke

meta tafta prosisi to Kyrio amnon


eniafsion amomon is Olokavtoma, ke
neosson peristeras, i trigonos, epi tin
Thiran tis Skinis tou Martyriou pros
ton Ierea.

anti touton, prosisi enanti Kyriou dio


neossous peristeron, i dio trigonas.

But

she may offer to the Lord two


turtledoves or two young pigeons if
she is poor.

Ke exilasete peri aftou O Ierefs.


And the Priest make Atonement for her.
Oti apodoma apodeomeni outi mi isin ek For every Firstborn among the Children
panton ton Iion Israil, ke ilifa aftous,
ke igiasa aftous Emi.

Anti

ton prototokon ton Egyption, i


imera epataxa pan prototokon en Gi

6.

of Israel is mine, whether of man or


beast.

In

the day in which I smote every


Firstborn in the Land of Egypt, I

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The Reading is from the Book of Isaiah


Wisdom! Let us attend!

Egeneto

In

Ke pliris O Ikos tis Doxis Aftou.


Ke Seraphim istikisan kiklo Aftou

And the House was full of His glory.


And round Him stood Seraphim each

tou etous, ou apethanen Ozias


O
Vasilefs,
idon
ton
Kyrion
kathimenon epi Thronou Ipsilou ke
Epirmenou,
- ex
pteriges: to eni ke ex pteriges to eni,
ke tes men disi katekalipton ta
prosopa
afton,
tes
de
disi
katekalipton tous podas, ke tes disin
epetanto.

the year King Uzziah died, I beheld


the Lord seated upon a Throne, High
and Elevated.

had six wings: with two he covered


his face, with two he covered his
feet, and with two he flew.

Ke ekekragen eteros pros ton eteron ke And


elegon: Agios, Agios, Agios Kyrios
Savaoth, pliris pas i Git is Doxis
Aftou!

one cried to another, and said:


Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of
Hosts! The whole Earth is filled
with His Glory!

Ke

epirthi to iperthiron apo tis fonis, is


ekekragon, ke O Ikos eneplisthi
kapnou.

And

Ke

ipon:
O
Talas
Ego!
(Oti
katanenigme) oti anthopos on, ke
akatharta hili ehon, en meso laou
akatharta hili ehontos ego ikos

And

Ke

ton Vailea Kyrion Savaoth idon tis


ofthalmis mou!

And

the Lintel was lifted up by the


voices of those who cried out, and
the House was filled with smoke.

I said: Woe is me, (for I am


pierced to the heart) for being a man
with unclean lips I dwell in the midst
of a people with unclean lips!
the King the Lord of Hosts I
beheld with my eyes!

Ke apestali pros me en ton Seraphim.

And

Ke

en ti hiri aftou ihen anthraka, on ti


lavidi elaven apo tou Thisiastiriou.

And

Ke

ipsato tou stomatos mou, ke ipen:


Idou! Ipsato touto ton hileon sou
ke afeli tas anomias sou, ke tas
amartias Sou perikatharii!

And

Ke

ikousa tis Fonis Kyriou legontos:


Tina apostilo?
Ke tis porefsete
pros ton laon touton?

And I also heard the Voice of the Lord,

And she is to offer the Lord a lamb of


the first year as a Whole Burnt
Offering, and a young pigeon or
turtledove as a sin offering, to the
Priest of the Tabernacles of
Testimony.

OF

Sanctified them to Myself, said the


Most High God, the God of Israel.

Profitias Isaiou to anagnosma.


Sofia! Proshomen!

I sacrifice to the Lord all


males who open the womb, but all
the Firstborn of my sons, I Redeem.

mitran
ta
arsenika,
ke
pan
prototokon ton Iion Mou litrosome.

Ke

THE BOOK

When your son asks you in the time to

Dia touto ego thio to Kyrio pan dianigon Therefore,


Ke

Egyptou, apo anthropou eos ktinous,


ipen O Theos O Ipsistos, O Agios Israil

...And you shall, therefore, keep this


Law...

Ke ipon:
Ke ipe:

Idou, Ego Imi! Apostilon Me!

Porevthiti, ke ipe to lao touto;


Akoi akousete, ke ou mi Sinite!

one of the Seraphim was sent to


me.
in his hand he had a live coal,
which he took with tongs from the
Altar.
he touched my mouth, and said:
Behold! This has touched you lips
and your lawlessness is taken
away, and your sin is Cleansed!
saying: Whom shall I send, and
Who will go to those people?

And

I said: Behold, here am I!


me.

Send

And

He said: Go, and tell these


people: You shall hear indeed, but
not Understand!

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