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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

Festal Vespers Hymns


(USED TOGETHER WITH THE VESPERS SERVICE BOOK)

26 October
St Dimitrios the Great Holy Martyr &
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12. F E S T A L V E S P E R S H Y M N S S T D I M I T R I O S O F T H E S S A L O N I K A - 2 5 - 2 6 O C T O B E R
FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST DIMITRIOS TONE 3
Megan evrato en tis kindinis, Se All the world has Thee, its Mighty
ipermahon i ikoumeni, Athlofore ta Champion, fortifying us in times
Ethni tropoumenon. Os oun Lieou of danger, and defeating our foes,
kathiles tin eparsin, en to stadio O Victorious One. So, as Thou
Tharrinas ton Nestora, outos Agie, humbled Lyaios arrogance by
megalomartys Dimitrie, Hriston ton granting Courage to Nestor in the
Theon iketeve dorisasthe imin to stadium, thus, O Great Holy
Mega Eleos. Martyr Dimitrios, to Christ our
God pray fervently, beseeching
Him to grant us His Great Mercy.
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Amin Amen
FESTAL APOLYTIKION - EARTHQUAKE TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
O O
St Philaret of Moscow
epivlepon epi tin Gin, ke pion afin Thou Who look upon the Earth and
tremin, rise imas tis foveras tou make it tremble, Deliver us from the
sismou apilis, Hrist O Theos imon, ke frightful threat of earthquake, O
katapempson imin, plousia tae lei Christ our God. Send down Thine
Sou, Previes tis Theotokou, Mone Abundant Mercies on us, at the
The True Church of Christ is Holy, Filanthrope. Intercessions of the Theotokos, O
although there are sinners within Her. Lord and Only Philanthropos.
DISMISSAL BLESSINGS
Sinners who Cleanse themselves with True Repentance
do nto keep His Church from being Holy.
However, unrepentant sinners
are cut off from the Body of the Churh -
either visibly by Church Authority
or invisibly by the Divine Judgement of our Lord God. St Silouan of Mount Athos
Consequently, in this regard,
the Holy Church of Christ remains Holy and Sanctified. The Holy Spirit acts Mystically
through our Spiritual Fathers,
so when we depart from our Spiritual Father,
our soul feels her Renewal.
But if we leave our Spiritual Father in a state of confusion,
this means that we did not Confess purely
and did not forgive from our heart
all of our Brethrens sins against us.

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Ninevite tis paraptomasi, tin dia tis tou The Ninevites by their transgressions
sismou apilis katahosin ikouon. En heard that they would be submerged
de to mesitevonti simio tou kitous, tin
dia tou Iona anastasin, i metania
through the threat of earthquake;
but by the mediating Sign of the Festal Vespers Service St Dimitrios of Thessalonika
parakali, all os ekinous, voi laou Sou whole, Repentance summoned
meta nipion ke Ktinon, iktiras
prosedexo, ke imas pedevomenous,
Resurrection through Jonas; but as
Thou took pity and accepted them,
Kindly use the Service Book until this point, then carefully follow instructions
dia tis triimerou Anastaseos, fise ke at the cry of Thy People with the with regard to these Hymns
eleison. children and all the creatures, HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE
through Thy Resurrection on the THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
Third Day, spare us, too, who are PSALM 140/141 TONE 2
being punished, and have Mercy.
Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hearme,
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry
and to the Holy Spirit ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to
ST DIMITRIOS TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord!
Exi men i Thiotati Sou psihi ke amomos, Thy Most Divine and Blameless soul has mou Kyrie.
aidime Dimitrie, tin Ouranion its Dwelling in the Heavenly Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee
Ierousalim katikitirion, is ta tihi, en Jerusalem, whose walls have been thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of
tes ahrantis hersi tou aoratou Theou adorned by the Immaculate Hands of hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice.
ezografinte. Exi de ke to panentimon, our Invisible God, O Honourable mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord!
ke athlitikotaton Sou Soma, ton Dimitrios. And on Earth, Thy FESTAL STICHERA ST DIMITRIOS TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
perkliton touton Naon epi gis, tamion famous church hold Thine All
asilon Thavmaton, nosimaton Honoured and Most Valiant Body a Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
Alexitirion, entha prostrehontes, tas secure Treasure of Miracles, and tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
iasis ariometha. Frourison Protection against disease. When we estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
panevfime, tin Se Megalinousan visit Thee, we receive the Cures. O with Thee.
polin, apo ton enantion prosvolon, All Praised Saint, Guard the city that O tou Paradoxou Thavmatos! En O Paradoxical Miracle! For both in
parrisian os ehon, pros Hriston ton Se magnifies Thee, from enemy Ourano ke en gi, agalliana simeron, Heaven and Earth is rejoicing
Doxasanta. assaults, for Thou hast Confidence en ti mnimi iigaste, Dimitriou tou perceived today clearly for the
before Christ Who Glorified Thee. Martyros, ek ton Angelon epenis Memory of the Martyr Dimitrios, who
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Stefete, ke ex anthropon asmata by Angels is Crowned with Hymns of
eonon. ages. dehete. O iion ithlise! Pos kalos Praise, while from the Faithful,
igoniste! Di our ehthros, peptoken O receiving Sacred Songs. Such was his
Amin Amen dolios, Hristou nikisantos. Martyrdom! Oh, how well did he
compete! Through him the foe now
THEOTOKION TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 hast utterly fallen, for Christ
Animfevte Parthene, i ton Theon O Unwed Virgin, who ineffably defeated him.
afrastos sillavousa sarki, Mitir Theou Conceived God Incarnate, O Mother Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
tou ipsistou, Son iketon paraklisis of the Most High God: accept Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
dehou Panamome, i pasi horigousa Entreaties from Thy Supplicants, O Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
katharismon ton ptesmaton, nin tas All Blameless One. To all Thou grant ton Kyrion.
imon ikesias prosdehomeni, disopi Purification of their offences. We
Sothine pantas imas. Pray Thee now: accept our
O tou Paradoxou Thavmatos! Tes ton O Paradoxical Miracle! Unto the ends of
Supplications and Entreat Him to Thavmaton voles, tou iliou fanoteron, the Earth Dimitrios ever shines,
RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE BOOK NIN Save us all. is ai Dimitrios, dialampi tis persasin, brighter than the sun, by means of
APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU... TRISAGION ex anesperou Fotos lampomenos, ke the Rays of his Miracles. He is
PRAYERS  to avito foti terpomenos. Ou tes Illumined by the Never Setting Light,
ellampsesi, nefi apilathisan and he enjoys the Unsetting
varvarika, nosi ediohthisan, demones Radiance. Clouds of barbarians, by
ittinte. his own Illuminations, art expelled,
illnesses art warded off, and demons
art driven away.

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Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night; Ke oliga pedefthentes, megala And although chastened in a few
filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night evergetithisonte, oti O Theos epirasen things, Great Kindness will be
Kyrion. let Israel Hope in the Lord. aftous, ke evren aftous Axious Eaftou granted to them for God tested them
O tou Paradoxou Thavmatos! Iper O Paradoxical Miracle! Having been . and found them worthy of Himself.
Hristou loghevthis, O Trismakar pierced with spears for the sake of Os hrison en honevtirio edokimasen He tested them like gold in a furnace,
Dimitrios, pros ehthrous ekastote, the Name of Christ, O Thrice Blessed aftous, ke os Olokaroma Thisias and accepted them as a Whole Burnt
romfea ofthi distomos, apotherizon Dimitrios, every day is a two edged prosedexato aftous. Offering.
exhron gavriagmia. I ekvoisomen, Sword, smiting the arrogance of the Ke en kero episkopis afton And, at the time of their Visitation,
Agie Dimitrie, skepe imas, Sou tin enemies, and also cursing the
analampsousi, ke os spinthires en they will shine forth, and they will
aisevaston, mnimin gererontas. demons insolence. Let us cry out to
kalami diadramounte. run about like sparks through straw.
him: Beneath Thy Protection, keep
us who observe Thy time honoured Krinousin ethni, ke kratisousi laon ke They will judge Nations and rule over
Memory, O St Dimitrios. vasilefsi afton Kyrios is tous eonas. people, and the Lord shalt Reign
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and over them unto the Ages.
afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption; I pepithotes ep afton, sinisousin Alithian, Those who trust in Him will understand
Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all ke i Pisti en Agapi prosmenousin afto, Truth, and the Faithfull shall
his transgressions. oti Haris ke Eleos en tis Osiis aftou, ke continue with Him in Love, for Grace
Pirgos efsevias pefinas, erirismenos Thou were manifestly seen as a Tower Episkopi en tis Eklektis Aftou. and Mercy art upon His Elect.
sterros, epi petran tis Pisteos, of Pious Belief, firmly fixed on the
RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE BOOK FERVENT
pirasmis analotos, ke kindinis Rock of Faith, resolute in temptation,
SUPPLICATIONS 
aklonitos. Meta sfodrou gar salou ke and unshakable in peril. For
klidonos, Si prosagenta atheon although the Mighty Flood and
FESTAL APOSTICHA- ST DIMITRIOS TONE 2
kimata, sin ou katevalon, aklini surging waves of the ungodly beat
sterrotita. Martyriko stefi gar heavily upon Thee, yet they did not Tis Gis sintarassomenis to tis orgis Sou When the Earth was troubled in fear of
epothisas, egkallopizesthe. bring down Thine Unyielding fovo, vouni ke ta ori sissionte Kyrie, Thy rage, hills and mountains were
Perseverance. For Thou longed to be all Efsplahnias ommati ef imas shaken, O Lord; but having looked
adorned with the Crown of epivlepsas, mi to Thimo Sou orgisthis upon us with an Eye of Compassion,
Martyrdom. imin, alla splagnhisthis epi to plasma in Thy Wrath be not enraged at us;
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise ton hiron Sou, tis foveras imas tou but with Compassion for the
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people! sismou apilis eleftheroson, os Agathos Creation of Thy Hands, free us from
ke Filanthropos. the dread threat of earthquake, as
Pathi to pathos mimoumenos, to oiforon O Martyr, Thou hast imitated Christs Thou art Good and Lovest mankind.
Hristou, par aftou tin energian, ton Life Bearing Passions by means of
Thavmaton ilifas, Athlofore Dimitrie, the sufferings that Thou endured. Sinesisas tin Gin ke sinetaraxas aftin. Thou made the Earth quake, and Thou
ke diasozis tous Si prostrehontas, Therefore Thou receive His Grace to Iase ta sintrimmata aftis oti troubled it. Repair its ruins, for it
pollon kindinon aftous riomenos, perform Miracles. And Thou esalevthi. was shaken.
ehon evareston, parrisian Endoxe preserve those who hasten to Thee Foveros i Kyrie, ke tis ipostisete tin Fearful art Thee, O Lord, and who can
pros ton Hriston, O ke nin paristase, for help from many dangers dost Dikean Sou orgin, it is Se disopisi, it is stand aginst Thy Just Rage? Or who
Doxis pliroumenos. Thou Deliver them. O Noble parakalesi Agathe, iper laou an Entreat Thee, or who can
Dimitrios, thou hast pleasing imartikotos ke apegnosmenou? Ta Supplicate Thee, O Good Lord, on
Freeding in speaking with Christ: Ourania tagmata Angeli, Arhe ke behalf of a people who have sinned
Thou art filled with Glory now, as Exousie Throni, Kiriotites, ta and are in despair? The Heavenly
Thou stand close to Him. Herouvim ke ta Serahim, iper imon Si Hosts Pincipalities and Powers,
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the voosin: Agios, Agios, Agios, i Kyrie, Thrones, Dominions, Cherubim and
ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever. ta Erga ton Hiron Sou mi paridis Seraphim cry out to Thee on our
eona. Agathe, dia Splaghna Eleous Soze behalf: Holy! Holy! Holy! Art Thou
polin kindinevousan. O Lord: Despise not the Works of
Emati to So Stazomenos, to zoodoti Dripping with Thy blood, Thou Thy Hands. Through Thy
Hristo, to to ema to timion, dia Se presented Thyself, O Martyr, to Compassionate Mercy Save a city
kenosanti, prosinehthis Dimitrie, ke Christ our God, the Giver of Life Who endangered!
kinonon Se Doxis irgasato, ke Vasilias had poured out His own Precious
aftou simmetohon, os aristefsanta, Blood for Thy sake, O Dimitrios. To O Epivlepon epi tin gin ke pion aftin He looks upon the Earth, and makes it
kata tou alastoros, ke ta dina, toutou Thee He granted a share of His tremin, O aptomenos ton oreon ke tremble. He touches the mountains,
mihanimata, telios svesanta. Majesty, and to partake in His kapnizonte. and they smoke!

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Ke isigagon imas is ton Karmilon -
tou And I brought you into Carmel - to eat Uncreated Reign as a Reward, for
Thou valiantly contended with
fagin tous karpous aftou, ke ta its fruit and its Good Things - yet
cursed foe, totally destroying his
Agatha aftou - ke isilthete ke you entered and defiled My Land,
torturous instruments.
emianate tin Gin Mou, ke tin and made My Heritage an
Klironomian Mou ethesthe is abomination! Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the
vdeligma! Son, and to the Holy Spirit
I Ieris ouk ipon: Pou esti Kyrios? The Priests did not say: Where is the FESTAL STICHERA ST DIMITRIOS TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Lord? Simeron sigkalite imas, tou Athloforou i Today the Universal Festival of the
Ke i antehomeni tou Nomou ouk And those who are concerned with the pagkosmios panigyris. Defte oun Champion calls us together. Come,
ipistanto Me! Law did not trust Me! fileorti, fedros ektelesomen, tin then, all who are fond of Feasts, let
mnimin aftou legontes. Heris O ton us radiantly celebrate his Memorial,
Ke i Pimenes isevoun is Eme! And the Shepherds acted profanely hitona tis asevies diarrixas, dia tis and salute him, saying: Rejoice! You
against Me! Pisteos,t in de andrian tou Pnevmatos who by Faith tore apart the tunic of
Ke i Profite proefitevon ti Vaal, Ke And the Prophets prophesied by Baal, seafto perithemenos. Heris, O impiety, and robed Thyself in the
opiso anofelous eporevthisan! and followed unprofitable things! katargisas tas epinias ton Courage of the Spirit. Rejoice! Thou
paranomon, ti ishii ti dothisi Si, para who destroyed the Purpose of the
Dia touto eti krithisome pros imas! Therefore, I will yet bring charges tou Theou. Heris, O loghevthenton iniquitous with the Strength that was
legi Kyrios. against you! says the Lord. ton melon, to makarion pathos granted to Thee by our Only God.
Ke pros tous iious ton iion imon And I will bring charges against the pnevmatikos imin anazografisas tou Rejoice! For when Thy limbs were
krthisome. sons of your sons. Hristou. On kathiketeve, Athliton pierced by lances, Thou spiritual
egkallopisma Dimitrie, litrothine imas depicted for us the Blessed Passion
Dielthete is nisous Hettiim ke idete, ke Pass by the islands of Chettim and oraton ke aoraton ehthron, ke of Christ. Implore Him, O Dimitrios,
is Kidar ke apostilate! behold! And go to Kedar and sothine tas psihas imon. Thou Adornment of Athletes, and
consider diligently! pray that He Deliver us from visible
Ke noisate sfodra, ke idete, is gegone And seeing the terrible things that and invisible enemies, and that He
tiafta, is alla zonte Ethni theous happened also behold whether Save our soul.
afton! Nations will change their gods! Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Ke afti ouk isi Thei, O de laos Mou And My People changed their Glory to eonon. ages.
illaxato tin doxan aftou, ex is ouk a glory whereby they will not Amin Amen
ofelithisonte! profit! THEOTOKION TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Exesti O Ouranos epi touto ke efrixen Heaven was amazed at this and was
Panagia Despina, tou kosmou Voithia, ke O All Holy Lady, the Help of the world,
epi plion sfodra, legi Kyrios. exceedingly horror-struck!, said the
Elpis Hristianon, Se nin and the Hope of Christians, we now
Lord.
ekdisopoumen, ke Se parakaloumen Beseech Thee, O Good One, and we
Agathi, iper imon imartikoton ke implore Thee to Intercede with Thy
THE PROPHECY OF THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON 3 : 1 - 9
apegnosmenon, ton Iion Sou ke Son and Lord, to be Gracious to us
SOFIAS S O L O M O N T O S to anagnosma READER The Reading is from THE Kyrion, ileon piise Theotoke. Ehis gar who have sinned, and who are in
WISDOM OF SOLOMON to dinasthe, ti mitriki Sou pros afton despair. For Thou, O Theotokos, art
Sofia! Proshomen! P RIE ST Wisdom! Let us attend! hromeni parrisia. Profthason able to do this, using Thy Motherly
Ahrante, profthason mesitefson, ke influence in speaking to Him.
Dikeon psihe en Hiri Theou, ke ou mi RE AD ER: The soul of the Righteous rise ton laon Sou tis enestosis apilis. Hasten, O Immaculate, hasten and
apsite afton vasanos. are in the Hands of God, and no Dia Splaghna Eleos, mi paridis tous intervene, and Deliver thy People
torture will ever touch them. imnountas Se. from the impending threat. In Thy
Tender Mercy, despise not those who
Edoxan en ofthalmis afronon ehnane, ke In the eye of the undiscerning they RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE BOOK THE extol Thee.
elogisthi kakosis i exodos afton, ke i seemed to have died, and their ENTRANCE FOS ILARON... 
af imon poria sintrimma, i de isin en departure was considered as
PROKEIMENON WEDNESDAY EVENING PSALM 53
Irini. misfortune, and their departure (THESE VERSES CHANGE ACCORDING TO THE DAY OF THE WEEK)
from us as being their destruction;
yet they are at Peace. O Theos, en to Onomati Sou Soson me, O God, in Thy Name Save me, and by
And thus, although ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me. Thy Might, Judge me.
Ke gar en opsi anthropon ean in mankinds view
kolasthosin, i Elpis afton Athansias they were punished, their Hope is STIHOSO Theos, isakouson tis prosevhis VERSE O God, hear my Prayer and hear
pliris. Immortal. mou, enotise ta rimata tou stomatos the words of my mouth.
mou.

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O Theos, en to Onomati Sou Soson me, O God, in Thy Name Save me, and by Mercy.
ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me. Thy Might, Judge me. Sinantisete gar Eleos tis piousi to Dikeon, For these Blessings shalt be upon those
ke ton Odon Sou mnithisonte. who work Righteousness, and who
THE PROPHECY OF ST ISAIAH 63 : 15 64: 4A & 7 - 8 remember Thy Ways.
PROFITIAS I S E O U to anagnosma The Reading is from THE PROPHECY OF Ke ouk Estin O epikaloumenos to Onoma And there is none who calls upon Thy
ST ISAIAH Sou ke O mnisthis antilavesthe Sou, Name, or who remembers to hold
Sofia! PRIEST Wisdom! oti apestepsas to Prosopon Sou af onto Thee, for Thou hast turned Thy
Proshomen! Let us attend! imon ke paredokas imas dia tas Sight away from us, and hast
amartias imon. Delivered us up because of our sins.
Epivlepson ek tou Ouranou Kyrie, ke ide Return from Heaven, and look from Ke nin, Kyrie, Patir imon Si - imis de And now, O Lord, Thou art our Father -
ek tou Ikous tou Agiou Sou ke Doxis Thy Holy, Glorious Dwelling Place. pilos - Erga hiron Sou pantes. we are clay all of us are the Work
Sou. of Thine Hands.
Pou esti O Zilos Sou ke i Ishis Sou? Where isThy Zeal and Thy Strength? Mi orgizou imin, Kyrie, Eos sfodra, ke mi Be not exceedingly angry with us, and
Pou esti to plithos tou Eleous Sou ke ton Where is the abundance of Thy Mercy en kero mnisthis amartion imon. Ke do not remember our sins forever,
Iktirmon Sou, oti ineshou imon Kyrie? and Thy Compassion, which Thou nin epivlepson, Kyrie, oti laos Sou but now watch over us , for we all art
hast withheld from us? pantes imis. Thy People.

Si gar i Patir imon, oti Avraam ouk egno For Thou art our Father, although THE PROPHECY OF ST JEREMIAH 2 : 1 - 12
imas, ke Israil ouk epegno imas, alla Abraham did not know us, and Israel
Si Kyrie, Patir imon, Rise imas - ap did not acknowledge us, yet Thou, O PROITIAS I E R E M I O U to anagnosma The Reading is from THE PROPHECY OF
arhis to Onoma Sou ef imas esti. Lord, our Father, Deliver us - from ST JEREMIAH
the beginning, Thy Name was upon Sofia! PRIEST Wisdom!
us. Proshomen! Let us attend!
Ti eplanisas imas, Kyrie, apo tis Odou Why hast Thou caused us to stray , O
Sou, esklirinas tas kardias imon, tou Lord, from Thy Path, hardening our Tade legi Kyrios: ...Emnisthin eleous Thus says the Lord: ... I remember
mi fovisthe Se? heart so as not to Fear Thee? neotitos Sou, ke Agapis telioseos your Compassion and Youth and
Epistrepson dia tous doulous Sou, dia tas Return for the sake of Thy Servants; Sou, tou exakolouthise Se to Agio your Love and Maturity, so as to
Israil, legi Kyrios. follow the Holy One of Israel, says
Filas tis Klironomias Sou, ina mikron for the sake of the Tribes of Thine
Klironomisomen tou Orous tou Agiou Inheritance, that we may inherit a the Lord.
Sou. small portion of Thy Holy Mountain. O Agios tou Israil. To Kyrio Arhi Israel, Holy to the Lord, was the
I ipenantii imon katepatisan to Agiasma For our adversaries trampled down Thy gennimaton Aftou. beginning of His Harvest.
Sou, Sanctuary. Pantes is esthiontes afton All who devour Him shalt transgress,
Egenometha os to aparhis, ote ouk irixas We have become as we were from the plimmelisousi, kaka ixi ep aftou, and evils will come upon them!
legi Kyrios. says the Lord.
imon, oude epeklithi to Onoma Sou beginning, when Thou did not Reign
ef imas. over us, neither did we call upon Thy Akousate Logon Kyriou, Ikos Iakov, ke Hear the Word of the Lord, O House of
Name. pasa Patria Ikou Israil. Jacob, and all the families of the
Ean anixis ton Ouranon, tromos lipsete If Thou open Heaven, trembling shalt House of Israel!
apo Sou Ori, ke takisonte, osi kiros take hold of the mountains before Tade legi Kyrios: Ti evrosan i ateres Thus says the Lord: What
tikete apo piros, ke katakafsi pir tous Thee, and they shalt melt as wax imon en emi plimmelima, oti transgressions have your Fathers
ipenantious Sou, ke faneron este to melts before fire, and Fire shalt burn apestisan makran ap emou, ke found in Me, so as to distance
Onoma Sou tis ipenantiis Sou, apo up our adversaries, and our Lords eporevthisan opiso ton mateon, ke themselves from Me to follow
Prosopou Sou Ethni tarahthisonte. Name shalt be manifested among emateothisan? after vain and worthless things?
Thine adversaries, and the Nations Ke
shalt be troubled by Thy Presence.
ouk ipon : Pou esti Kyrios, O And they did not say : Where is the
anagagon imas ek gis Egyptou, O Lord, Who led us out of the land of
Otan piis ta Endoxa, tromos lipeste apo When Thou dost Glorious Things, kathodigisas imas en ti Erimo, en gi Egypt, Who Guided us through the
Sou ori. trembling shalt take hold of the apiro ke avato - en gi anidro, ke Wilderness, in an unknown and
mountains because of Thee. akarpo, ke skia Thanatou, en Gi, en untrodden land - a land that was
Apo tou eonos ouk ikousamen oude i From of old we have not heard, nor hast i sou diodefsen en afti anir, oude waterless and barren, in which no
katokisen iios anthropou eki? one traversed and where no son of
ofthalmi imon idon Theon plin Sou, our eyes seen any God except Thee,
ke ta Erga Sou, a piisis tis Ipomenousi and Thy Works, which Thou perform mankind dwelt?
Eleos. for those who wait Patiently for Thy

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