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30 November
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St Andrew First Called Apostle


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16. F E S T A L M A T I N S & D I V L I T H Y M N S S T A N D R E W THE F I R S T -C A L L E D 3 0 N O V E M B E R


St Philaret of Moscow
Nothing is more opposed to God than pride,
St Andrew the First Called Apostle of Christ for self-deification is concealed in it,
its own nothingness or sin.
St Andrew the First-Called was the first Apostle to follow our Lord Jesus Christ. His Thus more than anything
brother, St (Simon) Peter, also followed His Calling soon afterwards. (JOHN 1:35-
42). Humility is acceptable to God,
Having been born and grown up in Bethsaida, they must have been acquainted which considers itself nothing,
with several of the other Disciples and even our Lord Jesus Christ Who had all
grown up in the same region many of whom were related. and attributes all Goodness, Honor, and Glory to God alone.
Since his early youth St Andrew had Loved God with all his heart and soul. He and Pride does not accept Grace,
his brother had been fishermen for as long as he could remember, and
although St Peter married and had children, St Andrew remained celibate his because it is full of itself,
entire life, preferring to dedicate himself body and soul to God.
When St John the Baptist and Forerunner to our Lord Jesus, began to preach, St
while Humility easily accepts Grace,
Andrew became his closest Disciple and he later sent him, together with St because it is free from itself,
John (the Beloved Disciple and Theologian) to Christ having identified Him
as the Lamb of God the True Messiah.
and from all that is created.
After the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles at Pentecost, St Andrew went God creates out of nothing.
to the Eastern lands preaching the Word of God. He travelled through Asia
Minor, Thrace, Macedonia, and reaching the River Danube, he went along
As long as we think that we can offer something of ourselves,
the coast of the Black Sea, through Crimea, the Black Sea region and along He does not begin His Work in us.
the River Dniepr, ascending to the place where the city of Kiev now stands.
He stopped overnight on the hills of Kiev, and upon rising in the morning, he said
Humility is the Salt of Virtue.
to those Disciples who accompanied him: See these hills? Upon them shall As salt gives flavour to food,
shine forth the Beneficence of God, and there will be a great city here, and
God shall raise up many churches.
so Humility gives Perfection to Virtue.
St Andrew then went up around the hills, Blessed them all and set up a Cross on Without salt, food goes bad easily,
each hill. Having completed his Prayers, he went up even further along the
Dniepr and reached a settlement of the Slavs, where Novgorod was built.
and without Humility,
From there St Andrew journeyed through the land of the Varangians towards Virtue is easily spoiled by pride, vainglory, impatience
Rome, teaching the people Christs Divine Truth, Baptising and Healing
countless multitudes in the Name of our Triune God.
and it perishes.
Eventually, they returned to Thrace, where in the small village of Byzantium, (the There is a Humility that we gain by our own Struggles:
site of the future great city of Constantinople), he founded the Church of Christ.
So it was that St Andrew linked the Mother Church of Constantinople, with Her knowing our own insufficiency,
Daughter Church of Russia. accusing ourself for our own failings,
On his Missionary Journeys St Andrew and his companion Disciples endured
many sufferings and torments from the pagans who cast them out of their not allowing ourselves to judge others.
cities and beat them. In Sinope they were pelted with stones and rocks, but, by And there is a Humility into which God leads us
the Grace of God, they remained unharmed, and they continued to ...make
Disciples of all Nations, to Baptise them in the Name of God the Father, the Son through the things that happen to us -
and the Holy Spirit, and to teach them everything.. that our Lord Jesus Christ allowing us to experience
had taught His Faithful Disciples and Apostles, thereby fulfilling their Sacred
Commission as Commanded by our Saviour. afflictions, humiliations, and deprivations.
Through the Intercessory Prayers of St Andrew, and his Faithful Companions, our
Lord Jesus Christ worked many Divine Miracles. Through the concerted
Labours and Struggles of St Andrew and his Disciples, many Holy Churches of
Christ were established, for which he chose Bishops and Clergy to teach, to

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guide, to encourage and to take care of the Spiritual Welfare of Gods Holy
Evriski outos protos ton adelphon ton Finding first his own brother, Simon, he Flocks.
idion Simona, ke legi afto: said to him: We have found the At Patra, St Andrew suffered his final Martyrdom.
Evrikamen ton Messian! (O esti Messiah! (which is translated: the Our Compassionate Lord Jesus Christ had worked many Divine Miracles through
metherminevomenon: Hristos.) Christ.) the Intercessory Prayers and Acts of Love of St Andrew in that great city the
Ke igagen afton prost ton Iisoun. And he took him to Jesus. infirm and ailing were Healed and the blind received their sight. Among
those who were completely cured of various afflictions and physical
Emblepsas afto, O Iisous, ipe: Si i Looking at him, Jesus said: Thou art
disabilities were an illustrious citizen named Sosios and the wife of the
Simon - O iios Iona. Si klithisi Simon the son of Jonah. Thou Governor of Patra, Maximilla,as well as his brother, Stratokles.
Kifas, (O erminevete: Petros.) shalt be called Cephas, (which is
All these Divine Miracles, together with St Andrews Inspired Preaching and
translated: Rock.)
Teaching of Christs Divine Truth profoundly affected and Enlightened almost
Ti epavrion ithelisen, O Iisous exelthin is The following day, Jesus wanted to go all the citizens of Patra.
tin Galilean. to Galilee. A few stubborn and determined pagans remained, however, among whom was
the Prefect of Patra, Aegeatos.
Ke evriski Philippon, ke legi afto: And He found Philip, and said to him:
With sincere Love (Agape) and Humility St Andrew appealed to his soul - striving to
Akolouthi Mi. Follow Me.
make him understand and accept the Divine Mystery of Eternal Life, through
In de O Philippos apo Vithsaida, ek tis Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of the Wonderworking Power of the Holy Cross of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus
poleos Andreaou ke Petrou. Andrew and Peter. Christ.
Evriski Philippos ton Nathanail, ke legi Philip found Nathanael and said to him: But it was to no avail, for the Prefect remained hard-hearted and Spiritually Blind
and Deaf. He was also enraged at the audacity of St Andrews efforts to
afto: On egrapse Mosis en to Nomo - We have found Him of Whom Moses
Enlighten him to the Reality of the only True, Living and All Powerful God - our
ke i Profite - evrikamen: Iisoun ton in the Law and also the Prophets
Creator Who grants us Eternal Life and everything that is Good and Blessed.
Iion tou Iosif ton apo Nazareth! wrote: Jesus, the son of Joseph of
Prefect Aegeatos gave orders for the arrest and execution of St Andrew by means
Nazareth!
of crucifixion, for he thought the former pagans would renounce Christ when
Ke ipen afto Nathanail: Ek Nazaret And Nathanael said to him: Can they witnessed the Holy Apostles humiliation and painful death on the cross.
dinate ti Agathon ine? anything Good come out of However, St Andrew the First-Called Apostle of Christ accepted his Martyrdom with
Nazareth? Joy.
Legi afto Philippos: Erho ke ide! Philip said to him: Come and see! In order to prolong the suffering of the Saint, Prefect Aegeatos issued orders not to
nail his wrists and feet, but to tie them to the cross.
Iden O Iisous ton Nathanail erhomenon Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards For two days St Andrew continued teaching Divine Truth to the citizens who had
pros Afton, ke legi peri aftou: Ide! Him, and said of him: Behold! Truly gathered to witness his Martyrdom, and as they listened to him, they pitied him
Alithos Israilitis - en O dolos ouk esti. an Israelite - in whom there is no and tried to remove him from the cross.
deceit! Fearing a riot, Aegeatos ordered a stay of execution, but St Andrew continued his
Legi afto Nathanail: Pothen me Nathanael said to Him: How dost Thou Prayers, beseeching our Lord to grant him to Repose on the cross, and the
ginoskis? know me? soldiers were unable to loosen the ropes, no matter how hard they tried.
Finally, St Andrew, having Glorified God for His Great Mercy, loudly exclaimed:
Apekrithi Iisous ke ipen afto: Pro tou se Answering Jesus said to him: Before Lord Jesus Christ, receive my spirit!
Philippon fonise - onta ipo tin sikin, you were called by Philip - while A blazing ray of Divine Light illumined the cross and the Martyr crucified upon it
idon Se. under the fig tree, I beheld thee. and when the Light faded, St Andrew had surrendered his soul to our Lord.
Apekrithi Nathanil, ke legi afto: Ravvi! Nathanael answered, and said to Him: Maximilla, the wife of the Prefect Aegeatos, had the body of St Andrew reverently
Si i O Iios tou Theou! Si i O Vasilefs Rabbi! Thou art the Son of God! removed from the cross, and then buried him with all due honour.
tou Israil! Thou art the King of Israel! A few centuries later, Emperor Constantine the Great, made the necessary
arrangement for the Holy Relics of St Andrew to be solemnly transferred to
Apekrithi Iisous ke ipen afto: Oti ipon Jesus replied, and said to him: Because Constantinople and placed in the Church of the Holy Apostles, to rest beside
si: Idon se ipokato tis sikis, I said to thee; I beheld thee under the Holy Relics of St Luke the Evangelist Apostle, and St Timothy, the Faithful
pistevis? the fig tree, dost thou believe? Disciple of St Paul.
Mizo touton opsi! Thou shalt see greater Things than http://oca.org/saints/lives/2015/
these!
Ke legi afto: Amin, amin lego imin: And He said to him: Truly, truly, I say
ap arti opsesthe ton Ouranon to thee: hereafter thou shalt see
aneogota, ke tous Angelous tou Heaven open, and the Angels of
Theou anavenontas ke God ascending and descending
katavenontas epi ton Iion tou upon the Son of Man.
Anthropon.

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but we are despised.
Ahri tis arti oras ke pinomen ke Even unto this present hour, we both

Festal Matins Hymns & Readings St Andrew dipsomen, ke gimnitevomen,


kolafizometha ke astatoumen.
ke hunger and thirst, and are naked,
and are buffeted, and have no
dwellingplace.

Kindly use the Service Book until this point, Ke kopiomen, ergazomeni tes idies hersi. And we labour, working with our own
hands.
then carefully follow instructions with regard to these Hymns Lidoroumeni evlogoumen, diokomeni Being reviled, we Bless; being
anehometha, vlasfimoumeni persecuted, we suffer it; being
PSALM 117 /118 parakaloumen. defamed, we Entreat.
PRAISE GOD HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
TO FOR
Os perikatharmata tou kosmou We are made as the filth of the world -
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to egenithimen, anton peripsima eos the offscourings of all things unto
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the arti. this day.
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
Ouk entrepon imas grafo tafta, all os I write not these things to shame you,
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good; Tekna mou Agapita noutheto. but as my Beloved Children, I warn
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! for His Mercy endures forever! you.
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but Ean gar mirious pedagogous ehite en Although you have ten thousand
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. in the Name of the Lord I drove Hristo, all ou pollous Pateras. instructors in Christ, yet have you
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti them back. not many Fathers.
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. 3. This is the Lords doing, and it is En gar Hristo Iisou dia tou Evangeliou In Christ Jesus through the Gospel I
Marvellous in our eyes. ego imas egennisa. have begotten you.
FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST ANDREW - TONE 4
Parakalo oun imas - mimite mou I beseech you, therefore - be imitators
Os ton Apostolon Protoklitos, ke tou As First Called of the Apostles, and ginesthe. of me.
Korifeou aftadelphos, ton Despotin Brother of Peter the Preeminent, O THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN 1 : 35 - 52
ton olon Andrea iketeve, irinin ti Andrew, Intercede with the Master of THE FORMER DISCIPLES OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST FOLLOWED OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
Ikoumeni Dorisasthe, ke tes psihes all, to grant Peace to the whole
imon to Mega Eleos. world, and Great Mercy to our soul.
To kero ekino, istiki O Ioanis ke ek ton At that time, John stood with two of his
Mathiton aftou dio. Disciples.
Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Ke emvlepsas to Iisou peripatounti legi: And looking at Jesus as He walked, he
and to the Holy Spirit
Ide O Amnos tou Theou! said: Behold! The Lamb of God!
Os ton Apostolon Protoklitos, ke tou As First Called of the Apostles, and
Ke ikousan Aftou, i dio Mathite And having heard him speak, the two
Korifeou aftadelphos, ton Despotin Brother of Peter the Preeminent, O
ton olon Andrea iketeve, irinin ti Andrew, Intercede with the Master of lalountos, ke ikolouthisan to Iisou. Disciples followed Jesus.
Ikoumeni Dorisasthe, ke tes psihes all, to grant Peace to the whole Strafis de O Iisous, ke theasamenos Jesus turned, and seeing them following
imon to Mega Eleos. world, and Great Mercy to our soul. Aftous akolouthontas, legi aftis: Ti Him, said to them: What do you
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the ages of ages. zitite? seek?
eonon. Amen
Amin I de ipon afto: Ravvi, (O legete They said to Him: Rabbi: (which is to
erminevomenon Didaskale,) pou say, when translated: Teacher,) ...
THEOTOKION TONE 4
menis? where art Thou staying?
To ap eonos apokrifon, ke Angelis O Theotokos, through Thee became Legi aftis: Erhesthe ke idete. He said to them: Come and see.
Agnoston Mystirion, dia Sou Theotke manifest to us on earth the Mystery
tis epi gis pefanerote, Theos en that was hidden from Eternit, and Ilthon ke idon pou meni, ke par Afto They went and saw where He was
asighito enosi sarkoumenos, ke which the Angels themselves knew eminan tin imeran ekinin. (Ora in os staying, and remained with Him that
Stavron ekousios iper imon not: that God uniting Natures dekati.) day. (It was about the tenth hour.)
katadexamenos. Di ou anastisas ton without confusion voluntarily In Andreas, O adelphos, Simonos Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter,
protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas became Man and accepted Petrous, is ek ton dio ton akousanton was one of the two who had heard
psihas imon. crucifixion for our Salvation. By para Ioannou, ke akolouthisanton John speak, and had followed Him.
Virtue of this, Resurrection mankind Afto.
SMALL LITANY whom He had first created, He Saved
our soul from Death.

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proskomisate. Pimenes agravlountes, Persia, bring triply Precious Gifts; FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA ST ANDREW - TONE 1
ton Trisagion imnon melodisate. Pasa Shepherds in the field, sing the Os Thion Mathitin, ke Protokliton With longing we extol Thee, O Holy
pnoi, enesato ton pantourgetin. Thrice Holy Hymn. Let everything
panton, Hristou ton Mathiton, Disciple, for Thou indeed were First
that breathes praise the Lord Who
evfimoumen Se potho, Andrea Called of all Christs Disciples, and
THE GREAT DOXOLOGY does all things.
Postole, ke Pistos ekvoomen Si. Rise Faithfully we cry to Thee, O Apostle
FESTAL APOLYTIKION ST ANDREW - TONE 4 pimnin Sou, in ek Theou epistevthis, Andrew. Free the Flock that God
Os to Apostolon Protoklitos, ke tou As First Called of the Apostles and pasis thlipses, ke anagkon ke entrusted to Thee from all danger
Korifeou aftadelphos, ton Despotin Brother of Peter the Preeminent, O skandalon, ke pasis kakoseos. and necessity and tribulation and
ton olon Andrea iketeve, irinin ti Andrew, Intercede with the Master of scandal, and from every injury.
ikoumeni dorisasthe, ke tes psihes all to grant Peace to the whole world, Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
imon to Mega Eleos. and Great Mercy to our souls. 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 Divine Liturgy Hymns & Readings
THEOTOKION
Tas hiras Sou semni, nin ektinasa ikto, O Lady, extend Thine All Pure hands

30 November St Andrew First Called


voithian imin, ex Agiou parashou, ke with Pity, proviing us with Help
didou akindinon, tin zoin dianisasthe, from Thine own Sanctuary. And
tous doxazontas, ton Son Panagion grant us to life without danger or
Tokon, ke Se Despina, epigrafomenos injury, as we Glorify Thy Son, our All
FESTAL APOLYTIKION - ST ANDREW TONE 4
Kori, Elpida ke Kavhima. Holy Master, and as we ascribe to
Os ton Apostolon Protoklitos, ke tou As first of the Apostles to receive the Thee, our Mistress and Lady, our
korifeou aftadelphos, ton Despotin Call, and very brother of the Prince Hope, and our Pride and Joy.
ton olon Andrea iketeve, irinin ti of them, intercede O Andrew, with SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA ST ANDREW TONE 3
ikoumeni dorisasthe, ke tes psihes the Master of us all: Peace to all the
imon Mega Eleos. world to grant, and to our souls His
Proton evre Se, Hristos molounta Christ found Thee, His first Excellent
Mystin ariston, Andrea Makar, ke ta Mystic, when Thou went to Him, O
Great Mercy.
prostagmata aftou tomas Blessed Andrew; then, as if flying,
SEASONAL - ADVENT KONTAKION - EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS
diangellonta, ti ikoumeni kathaper Thou preached Him throughout the
I Parthenos simeron, ton Proeonion Today the Virgin comes to the Cave to ipopteron, katafotizonta ethnon ta world, and proclaming His
Logon, en Spileo ethete apotekin give Birth Ineffably to the Word Pre- sistimata, Afton os Theon Commandments emphatically, Thou
aporritos. Horeve, i ikoumeni, Eternal. Hearing this, be of good pammakariste iketeve, dorisasthe Enlightened the Gentiles with
akoutisthisa; Doxason meta Angelon cheer, O Earth and its people: Glorify imin to Mega Eleos. Knowledge of God. O All Blessed
ke ton Pimenon, voilithenta apofthine, Him with the Angels and the Apostle: since He is God, Entreat
Pedion Neon, ton Pro Eonon Theon. Shepherds, Whose Will it was to be Him to bestow on us His Great
made manifest as a young Child Mercy.
the Pre-Eternal God. Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
PROKEIMENON PSALM 18 TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O fthongos His Proclamation went forth into all the eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Aftou... earth, and His Words to the ends of Amin Amen
the world. THEOTOKION
I Ourani diigounte Doxan Theou... The Heavens declare the Glory of God; Thia gegonas, Skini tou Logou, moni In Purity, Thou surpass the Angels;
the firmament shows the Creation of Panagne, Theokiitor, ti katharotiti therefore Thou became the
His Hands. Angelou iperarasa. Ton iper pantas Tabernacle of the Logos, O
FIRST EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS 4 : 9 16 eme goun genomenon, reripomenon Immaculate Mother of God. But I
Adelphi: O Theos imas tous Apostolous Brethren, God has set forth us, the sarkos plimmelimasin, apokatharon, surpass all others in the pollution of
presvion Sou entheis namasi, sins of the flesh. With the Waters of
eshatous apedixen, os Epithanatiou, Apostles, last, as it were appointed
parehousa semni to Mega Eleos. Thine Intercession, wash away the
oti thatron egenithimen to kosmo, ke to Death, for we are made a
filth, O All Holy Maiden, and grant
Angelis ke anthopis. spectacle unto the world, and to
me His Great Mercy.
Angels, and to men.
Imis mori dia Hriston, imis de fronimi en We are fools for Christs sake, but you
Hristo; imis asthenis, imis de ishiri; are wise in Christ; we are weak, but
imis endoxi, imis de atimi. you are strong; you are honourable,

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THIRD FESTAL KATHISMA ST ANDREW TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 kraton, en ti Pisti ekirixas, touton Life-giver Christ. And as Thou
Ton Apostolon pantes anevfimisomen, Let us all extol the Apostle of our Lord dosopi apafstos iper imon, ton en Pisti persevered in the Faith, Thou
animnounton Se. proclaimed His Name. Cease not
os aftoptin tou Logou ke Thion kirika, as Divine Preacher and Eyewitness of
Entreating Him earnestly on behalf of
ke ethnon pnevmtikon, saginevtin the Word, and Spiritual Fisher of
us all who praise Thee faithfully.
alithos. Oti prosigagen imas, is Gentiles indeed. It was he who
epignosin Hristou, Andreas O guided us to the Knowledge of Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance!
Theigoros. Ke nin presvevi Christ: the Theologian St Andrew. Afton en hordes ke organo. Praise Him with strings and flute!
adialiptos, is to sothine tas psihas And now, unceasingly Interceding, he
imon. Entreats for our soul to be Saved.
O Mystolektis tis Thias, ikonomias Andrew beheld God as a Mystic of the
Hristou, O eklehthis en protis, Divine Plan of Christ. He was the First
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Mathitefse to Logo, Andreas O Chosen to become a Disciple of the
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Theoptis, evoa fisi, ton sinemona Logos, and as the Scripture relates, he
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. Petron idon. Evrikamen ton Messian found his brother and said to him:
Amin Amen on i Grafi, ke Profite proekirixan. We now have found the Messiah Who
was foretold by the Prophets and in
FESTAL THEOTOKION
Holy Writ.
Tin en Si tas Elpidas Parthene Ahrante, O Immaculate Virgin, in Thee we Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis! Enite Praise Him with resounding cymbals!
anendoiastos ehonton Skepi resolutely place our Hope, O Maiden, Afton en kimbalis Allalagmou. Pasa Praise Him with triumphant cymbals!
iparhousa, ek pikilon pirasmon ke for Thou protects us all. We Entreat pnoi enesato ton Kyrion! Let everything that has breath praise
peristaseon, ke kindinon halepon, Thee to preserve us from any injury, the Lord!
eleftheroson imas, presvevousa to Iio for the various temptations, from
Sou, Sin tis aftou Apostolis, ke Soson danger and from harm, by Thy I ton Pateron Se polis, pimena kektite, ke The fairest city of Patras has found a
panta tous animnountas Se. Divine Intercessions, joining the poliouhon Thion, ke kindinon pantion, Pastor in Thee and her own Holy
Holy Apostles for the Salvation of all ristin ke frouron Se, Andrea Sofe, Champion, Who protects and Delivers
SMALL LITANY FESTAL ANTIPHONS who sing Thy Praise. evharistos timosa Se. All ekdisopi her from every danger, O Andrew Most
FESTAL PROKEIMENON apafstos iper aftis diasozesthe aliviton. Wise, and she gratefully honours Thee.
Cease not Entreating the Master on her
Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O Fthongos His Proclamation went forth into all behalf, that she ever be preserved
aftou ke is ta perata tis ikoumenis the Earth, and His Words to the unharmed.
ta Rimata Aftou. (2) ends of the world. (2)
Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
S TI HO S : I Ourani diigounte Doxan V ER SE: The Heavens declare the Glory and to the Holy Spirit
Theou piisin de hiron aftou anangeli of God! The Firmament shows the ST ANDREW THE FIRST CALLED TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
to stereoma. Creation of His Hands!
Ton Kyrika tis Pisteos, ke ipiretin tou Let us extol that Preacher of the Faith and
Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O Fthongos His Proclamation went forth into all Logou, Andrean evfimisomen. Outos Minister of the Word, Saint Andrew the
aftou ke is ta perata tis ikoumenis the Earth, and His Words to the gar tous anthropous, ek tou vithou Apostle. He fishes human beings out
ta Rimata Aftou. ends of the world. alievi, anti kalamou ton Stavron, en tes of the depths, holding the Cross
hersi diakraton, ke os spartion halon instead of a pole, and letting down its
SMALL LITANY PRAISES TO
tin dinamin, epanagi tas psihas, apo tis Power instead of a line. And he
ALMIGHTY GOD
planis tou ehthrou, ke proskomizi to retriees souls from the error of the
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Theo doron evprosdekton. Ai touton foe, and he offers them to God as an
FISHERS OF MEN
Pisti, Sin ti horia ton Mathiton tou acceptable Gift. O Believers, let us
To kero ekino peripaton O Iisous para tin At that time, as our Lord Jesus by the Sea Hrisou evfimisomen, ina presvevi afto, ever extol him and the entire Chorusof
Thalassan tis Galileas iden dio of Galilee, He saw two brothers, opos ileos genite imin, en ti imera tis Disciples of Christ, so that he will
Adelfous, Simona ton legomenon Simon who is called Peter and kriseos. Intercede with the Lord to be merciful
Petron ke Andrean ton Adelphon aftou, Andrew, his brother, casting a net towards us on Judgement Day.
vallontas amfivlistron is tin thalassan. into the sea for they were Fishermen. Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
Isan gar aliis.
Ke legi aftis: Defte opiso Mou, ke piiso And He said to them: Follow Me, and I Amin Amen
FESTAL THEOTOKION
imas aliis anthropon. will make you Fishers of men.
I de evtheos afentes ta diktia ikolouthisan Immediately they left their nets and Ipodexe Vithleem, tin tou Theou O Bethlehem, welcome the Mother
afto. followed Him. Mitropolin. Fos gar to aditon, epi Se City of God. For She is coming to
gennise iki. Angeli Thavmasate en give Birth to the Never Setting Light.
Ke provas ekithen iden allous dio And going on from there, He saw two Ourano, anthropi doxasate epi tis gis. Angels in Heaven, marvel; people
adelphous, Iakovon ton tou Zevedeou other brothers James the son of Magi ek Persidos, to trissokleon doron on earth, give Glory; Magi from

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epomenos anedihthis, odios Thou followed in His Footsteps, and ke Ioannin ton adelphon aftou, en to Zebedee and John, his brother, in the
planomenon, pros Ouranion aftous, therefore were shown to be a plio meta Zevedeou tou Patros afton boat with Zebedee their Father,
anagon Thian porian. Faithful Guide for the wayward, katartizontas ta diktia afton. Ke mending their nets and He Called
leading them on a Divine Ascending ekalesen aftous. them.
Path to Heaven. I de evtheos afentes to plion ke ton Patera Immediately they left the boat and their
FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION ST ANDREW TONE 2
aftron ikolouthisan Afto. Father, and followed Him.
Tou Petrou ton sinemona, ton Mathiton Let us extol resplendently the Ke periigen olin tin Galilean O Isous, And He went about all Galilee, teaching
ton protiston, aftoptin ke ipiretin, Eyewitness and Minister of the Word, didaskon en tes Sinagoges afton ke in their Synagogues and preaching
genomenon ton tou Logou, Andrean and consaguine Brother of St Peter Kirisson to Evangelion tis Vasilias, ke the Gospel of the Kingdom, and
ton Apostolon, endoxos evfimisomen. Apostle Andrew, who was first of the therapevon pasan noson ke pasan healing every disease and every
Ta Ethni gar efotise, ke stavrothis Disciples to be Called; for he malakian en to lao. infirmity among the people.
telioute, os Mathitis tou Despotou. Enlightened the Gentiles, and
crucified was Perfected, being the
Masters Disciple. Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE Glory to Thee, O Lord: Glory to
FESTAL THEOTOKION Thee!
PSALM 50/51
Theon onper egennisas, Parthene O Virgin All Immaculate, Entreat our HYMNS OF DIVINE MERCY TONE 2
Panamomite, iketeve iper panton, ton God Whom Thou hast borne,
Efsevon Se Timonton, sin to klino together with the All Lauded Apostle Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
Apostolo, tihin Thias ellampseos, tou on behalf of all who honour Thee,
Sou Iiou ke staseos, ton eklekton ke that we obtain Thy Son s Divine Tes TOU A P O S T O L O U Presvies, Eleimon, At the Intercessions of T H E
APOSTLE, O
Agion, osa gar thelis ishiis. Enlightenment and stand with the exalipson ta plithi ton emon Merciful Lord, blot out my many
Chosen and Holy. Thou art able to egklimaton. offences.
accomplish whatever Thou wish, O Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Lady. eonon. Ages.
LAUDS: THE PRAISES GOD - PSALM 148
TO
All Creation Praises The Lord Our God
Amin Amen
Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, Eleimon, Through the Intercessions of the
exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the egklimaton.
Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. the multitude of my transgressions.
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God. FESTAL IDIOMELON ST ANDREW TONE 1

Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him, Eleimon eleison me, O Theos, kata to Have mercy upon me, O God,
Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos according to Thy Great Mercy and
Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God. ton iktirmon Sou Exalipson to according to the abundance of Thy
FESTAL STIHERA PROSOMIA ST ANDREW THE FIRST CALLED - TONE 1 anomima mou. Compassion blot out my
O transgressions.
Enite Afton epi tes dynasties Aftou! Praise Him for His Mighty Acts! Praise Protoklitos Mathitis, ke mimitis tou
Enite Afton kata to plithos tis Him according to the abundance of Pathous, simmorfoumenos Si Kyrie, Thy First Called Disciple and imitator
Megalosinis Aftou! His Magnificence! Andreas O Apostolos, tous en vitho tis of Thy Passion, Andrew the Apostle,
Agnias planomenous pote, to agkistro became like Thee, O Lord. With the
Vithsaida nin Agallou. En Si gar inthisan, Be now exultant, Bethsaida: in you has tou Stavrou Sou aneklisas, prosigage hook of Thy Cross, he pulled up
ek mystikis libados, evodestata krina, blossomed forth- as from a Mystic Si. Tes Presvies aftou Iperagathe, tin those who had strayed into the deep
Petros ke Andreas, kosmo panti, to tis Meadow two Most Sweet Scented Zoin imon Irinefson, ke Soson tas waters of ignorance, and He brought
Pisteos kirigma, evodiazontes Hariti Lilies Saint Peter and Saint Andrew. psihas imon. them to Thee. By his Intercessions, O
tou Hristou, ou ke ta pathi emimisanto. Throughout the world they sent forth supremely Good God, bring Peace
the Most Fragrant Scent by their PRAYERS OF SALVATION  into our Lives, and Save our souls.
proclaiming of the Faith, by the Grace FESTAL KONTAKION ST ANDREW TONE 2
of Christ; and His Passion they
imitated. Ton tis Andrias eponimon Theigoron, ke Let us extol the Redeemers First Called
Enite Afton en iho salpingos! Enite Praise Him with the sound of the Mathiton ton Protokliton tou Sotiros, Disciple, the Brother of Simon Peter,
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara! trumpet! Praise Him with the harp Petrou ton singonon evfimisomen. and Theologian, Andrew, whose
and lyre. Oti os pale touto ke nin imin name denotes manliness. For, as of
ekekragen. Evrikamen defte ton old, to him and now to us, he cried
Andrea, Here, ke skirta, oti edexo safos, O Andrew, exult and rejoice for Thou pothoumenon. aloud: Come! we have found Him
en ti tou Logou lampsi, ton Ilion tis hast clearly received the very Sun of for Whom we have been waiting!
Doxis, Hriston ton Zoodotin, on ke Glory in the Light of the Logos, the

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FESTAL IKOS ST ANDREW
ODI 5 Theos on Irinis, Patir Iktirmon, tis ODE 5 As Thou art God of Peace and
Anothen men David anastelli Long ago, David properly barred a Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon, Erinin Father of Mercies, Thou hast sent to
amartolon, os eme, diigisthe Theou sinner, like me, from speaking the parehomenon, apestilas imin. Othen us Thine Angel of Great Counsel,
evlogos ta dikeomata. Omos pros Statutes of God; however, he again Theognosias, pros Fos Odigithentes, granting us Peace. So are we Guided
Pistin didaski palin, ke en dakrisi taught usto be Faithful, and with ek Niktos orthrizontes, towards the Light of the Knowledge
plisis exagorevi. Simeron gar tis fonis many tears he proclaimed: Today, Doxologoumen Se Filanthrope! of God, and watching by night we
aftou ean akousite, kardias mi if you hear His Voice, do not become Glorify Thee, O Lover of mankind!
sklirinthite, os pote Israil hard-hearted, like Israel once
ODI 6 Splaghnon Ionan emvrion ODE 6 The sea monster spat forth
parepikranen. Epagi oun to exis embittered Him. Hence he added
apimesen, enalios thir, ion edexato. Ti Jonah as it had received him - like a
psalmo: To Kyrio i simpasa gi asate. the following Psalm: All the earth
Partheno de, enikisas O Logos, ke babe from the womb - while the
Evrikamen defte ton pothoumenon. sing to the Lord! Come! We have
Sarka lavon, dililithe psilaxas Word, having dwelt in the Virgin and
found Him for Whom we have been
adiafthoron. Is gar ouhipesti pefseos, taken Flesh, came forth from Her
waiting!
tin tekousan kateshen apimanton. yet kept Her Incorrupt. For being
SYNAXARION OF 30 NOVEMBER
Himself not subject to decay, He
Ti tou aftou minos, Mnimi tou Agiou On the 30th day of this month we preserved His Mother free from
Endoxou ke Panevfimou Apostolou Commemorate the Holy, Glorious harm.
Andreou tou Protoklitou. and All Lauded Apostle Andrew the ODI 7I Pedes evsevia sintrafentes, ODE 7 Scorning the impious decree, the
First Called. dissevous, prostagmatos Children brought up together in
Ti afti imera, Mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day we Commemorate our katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk Godliness feared not the threat of
imon Froumentiou, Episkopou Indias. Righteous Father, St Frumentios, eptoithisan, all en meso tis flogos, fire, but, standing in the midst of
Bishop of Ethiopia, which was called estotes epsallon: O Ton Pateron Theos the flames, they chanted: O God of
India by the Romans. Evlogitos I. our Fathers, Blessed art Thou!
8 We Praise, we Bless and we
Tes ton Agion Sou Presvies, O Theos, By the Intercessions of Thy Saints, O ODI 8 Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE

eleison imas. God, have Mercy on us. Proskinoumen ton Kyrion! Worship the Lord!

Amin Amen Thavmatos iperfious i Drosovolos, The furnace moist with Dew was the
exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou gar ous image and figure of a Wonder
FESTAL KATAVASIA - NATIVITY OF CHRIST OUR LORD-THE ODES - TONE 1 beyond nature. For it burnt not the
edexato flegi neous, os oude pir tis
ODI 1 Hristos gennate, Doxasate! Hristos ODE 1 Christ is born, Glorify Him! Theotitos, Parthenou in ipedi nidin. Children whom it had received, even
ex Ouranon, apantisate! Hristos epi Christ hath come from the Heavens, Dio animnountes anamelpsomen: as the Fire of the Godhead
gis, Ipsothite! Asate to Kyrio, pas i gi, receive Him! Christ is on earth, Evlogito is Ktisis pasa ton Kyrion, ke consumed not the Virgins Womb
ke en Evfrosini animnisate, lai, oti Elevate Him! Sing unto the Lord, all Iperpsouto, is pantas tous eonas. into which It had descended.
Dedoxaste! the earth; And ye Nations, praise Therefore in praise let us sing:
Him with Joy; for He has been THE MAGNIFICAT Let the whole Creation Bless the Lord
Glorified! and Exalt Him above all for ever!
FESTAL KATAVASIA 9TH ODE
ODI 3 To
pro ton eonon, ek Patros ODE 3 To the Son Who was Begotten of OF THE

Gennithenti arrefstos Iio, ke ep the Father without change before all Megalinon psihi mou, tin Timioteran, Magnify, O my soul, Her who is more
Eschaton ek Parthenou, sarkothenti ages, and in the Last Times was ke Evdoxoteran ton Ano Honourable and more Exalted in
asporos, Hristo to Theo Voisomen. O without seed made Flesh of the Stratevmaton. Glory than the Heavenly Hosts.
anipsosas to Keras imon, Agios i Virgin, to Christ our God let us cry A strange and most Wonderful Mystery!
Kyrie. aloud Thou hast raised up our Mystirion Xenon, Oro ke Paradoxon! The Cave is Heaven; the Virgin is the
Horn, Holy art Thou, O Lord! Ouranon to Spyleon; Thronon Throne of the Cherubim; the Manger
ODI 4 Ravdos ek tis Rizis, Isse, ke Anthos ODE 4 Rod of the Root of Jesse, and Herouvikon, tin Parthenon. Tin is a Grand Space, in which Christ, the
ex aftis Hriste, ek tis Parthenou Flower that blossomed from his Fatnin horion. En O aneklithi O God Whom nothing can contain, is
anevlostisas. Ex Orous O enetos, stem: O Christ, Thou hast sprung ahoritos, Hristos O Theos. On laid. Him do we Praise and Magnify!
kataskiou daseos, ilthes Sarkothis es from the Virgin - from the Animvountes Megalinomen!
apirandrou, O aflos ke Theos. Mountain Overshadowed by the
SMALL LITANY
Doxa ti Dinami Sou Kyrie! Forest : Thou hast come, made
FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION ST ANDREW - TONE 3
Incarnate from Her who knew not
wedlock - O God Who art not O Logos O Proanarhos, evrikos Se The Logos Unoriginate, finding Thee, O
formed from matter: Glory to Pammakar, Protokliton anedixe, All Blessed, showed Thee to be the
Thy Power, O Lord! panton ton Apostolon, Andrea First Called of all the Apostles, O
Panaidime. Ke tis toutou ihnesin, Andrew, Most Renowned to all.

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