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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

Festal Vespers Hymns & Readings


USED TOGETHER WITH VESPERS SERVICE BOOK

9 February 2018
WHEN SATURDAY OF THE SOULS FALLS ON 10 FEBRUARY,
THE APODOSIS OF THE MEETING/PRESENTATION AND THE FEAST OF ST CHARALAMBOS
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12. VESPERS SERVICE – ST CHARALAMBOS THE GREAT – 9-10 FEBRUARY


St Symeon the New Theologian

Festal Vespers Hymns & Readings - St Charalambos Those who see with physical eyes
know when it is night and when it is day.
Apodosis of the Meeting of Christ
The blind man is unaware of whether it is night or day.
Kindly use the Service Book until this point, then carefully follow instructions Those who have come to see with the eyes of the spirit,
with regard to these Hymns and who have beheld the True and Quenchless Light,
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE are consciously aware when they are deprived of It
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2 should they return, out of laziness,
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me, to their former Spiritual Blindness.
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear And they will not be ignorant of why this has happened.
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord!
mou Kyrie.
But those who are Spiritually Blind from birth,
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of and who remain so –
(just like those who are physically blind)
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice.
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord!
MENAION – FESTAL STIHERA – MEETING/PRESENTATION – TONE 1 know nothing of these things
Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
from personal experience of their operation.
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness They know about them only from hearsay,
with Thee.
Lege Symeon, tina feron en agkales, en Tell us, O Symeon, Who art Thou yet they have never actually experienced them.
to Nao Agalli? Tini krazis ke voas? holding in Thine arms, in the And if they tell others of what they have heard,
Nin ileftherome. Idon gar ton Sotira Temple, Rejoicing? Who art Thou
mou. Outos Estin, O ek Parthenou speaking to and saying: “Now I am neither they, nor their audience,
tehthis, outos Estin O ek Theou Theos set free, for I have beheld my
Logos, O sarkothis di’ imas, ke Sosas Saviour. He is Born of a Virgin; He will know what they are talking about.
ton Anthropon. Afto proskinisomen! is God, the Word of God Who
became Incarnate for us, and Saved
mankind. Worship Him!
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
Kyrie, ipeien i psihi ou is ton Logon for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Sou. Ilpisen i psihi moue pi ton Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
Kyrion.
Dehou Symeon, on ipo ton gnofon, Mosis Receive, O Symeon, the One Whom
Nomothetounta, proeora en Sina, Moses beheld in the Dark Cloud
vrefos genomenon, Nomo giving the Law on Sinai, and Who
ipotattomenon. Outos Estin, O dia became an Infant submitting to the
Nomou lalisas outos Estin, O en Law. He is the One Who spoke
Profites rithis, O Sarkothis di’ imas, through the Law, and Who was
ke Sosas ton anthropon. Afton spoken of by the Prophets. He

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Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Proskinisomen! became Incarnate for us and Saved
mankind. Worship Him!
ages. eonon.
Amen Amin Apo filakis proias mehri niktos. Apo From the Morning Watch until night;
filakis proias elposato Israil epi ton from the Morning Watch until
FESTAL APOLYTIKION –MEETING/PRESENTATION – TONE 1
Kyrion. night, let Israel Hope in the Lord.
Here, Keharitomeni Theotoke Parthene! Rejoice, O Lady Full of Grace, Virgin Defte ke imis, asmasin entheis, Hristo Come, let us meet Christ with Inspired
Ek Sou gar anetilen O Ilios tis Theotokos! For Christ our God, the sinantithomen, ke dexometha afton, song! And let us receive Him Whose
Dikeosinis, Hristos O Theos imon, Sun of Righteousness has risen from ou to Sotirion O Symeon eoraken. Salvation is beheld by Symeon. He is
Fotizon tous en Skoti. Eufrenou ke ou Thee and He Illumined those in Outos Estin, on O David katangelli the One Whom David proclaimed.
Presvita Dikee, examenos en agkales Darkness. And Thou, O Righteous outos Estin, O en Profites lalisas, O He is the One Who spoke through
ton eleftherotin ton psihon imon Elder, be glad in heart, receiving in sarkothis di’ imas, ke Nomo the Prophets. He became Incarnate
harizomenon imin ke tin Anastasin Thine embrace the One Who fthengomenos. Afton proskinisomen. for us and spoke through the Law.
Liberates our soul and bestows on us Worship Him!
RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE BOOK – Resurrection. FESTAL STIHERA – ST CHARALAMBOS – TONE (6) PLAGAL2
DISMISSAL BLESSINGS 
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par’ For wih the Lord there is Mercy, and
afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is abundant Redemption.
Israil ek pason ton anomion Aftou. And He will Redeem Israel from all
his transgressions.
Olos ek Neotitos, anatethis to Despoti, From Thy Youth Thou were completely
touton epepothisas, ke Aftou tis devoted to the Master, and Thou
ihnesin ikolouthisas. Katharthis pasis Loved and yearned for Him,
de, ton pathon kilidos, Thian Harin following Faithfully in His Footsteps,
kateploutisas, telin iamata, ke O Saint. Purified of the stains of
Thamatourgin ta paradoxa, ke sinful passions, Grace Divine was
Martys ehrimatisas, pases prosvoles richly granted to Thee, curing all
ton kolaseon, aklonitos minas, diseases and working most
Dinami tou tithentos en Stavro, on Marvellous Miracles. When Thou
ektenos kathiketeve, iper ton psihon were Called to Witness Christ, Thou
imon were granted Strength by the
. Crucified One to remain unshaken
by all kinds of punishment and
tortures, and Entreat Him ceaselessly
to Save our soul.
Enite ton Kyrion, panta to Ethni, Praise the Lord, all You Gentiles!
epenesate afton, pantes i lai! Praise Him, all you peoples!
Ilis prosiloumenos, Sou to Makarion Thou Blessed invincible and most Long-
soma, to karterikotaton, athlita suffering body, O Athlete
Haralampes, ke aittiton, tin psihin Charalambos, Endured being skinned
atrepton, ke ton noun asilon, dietiris and transfixed by nails. Even as
sintrivomenos. Thios gar eros Se, Thou were crushed, Thou
endothen plousios aneflege, ke ferin maintained soul and mind
ton kolaseosn, apasan idean irethize, uncorrupted and inviolate. For the
Martys Athlofore, Hristou, ton Divinely Intense Love for God within
pathimaton kinone, on parrisia Thee burnt mightily, inciting Thee to
iketeve, iper ton psihon imon. patiently suffer every torture and
punishment. O Victorious Martyr
and Sharer in the Sufferings of
Christ, Entreat Him with Confidence
to Save our soul.
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever.
eona.

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Haran tin iperlampron, ke tin ipertimon For Thy Contest Thou hast won Great Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Doxan, Athlisas keklirose, ke tin Exultation forever, and Glory most eonon. ages.
eonizousan Agalliasin. Ieref Osie, Honourable, and the Joy that shines Amin Amen
Athlita Timie, Stratiota Genneotate, O so brilliantly like many lamps. O
MENAION – APODOSIS – MEETING/PRESENTATION – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
ta Stratevmata, ke tas parataxis tou Holy Priest of God, Venerable Athlete
drakontos, ematon Sou tis revmasin, and Brave Soldier most Wise, Thou O tis Herouvim epohoumenos, ke He Who rides upon the Cherubim and
ardin kataklisas ti Hariti, ke Thia drowned the dragon’s forces in the imnoumenos ipo ton Seraphim, is Extolled by the Seraphim, and
entevxi, nekrous Exanastisas Alithos, River of Thy blood, by Divine Grace, simeron to Thio Iero kata Nomon now, according to the Law, is
ke parrisia deomenos, iper ton psihon and, Holy Martyr, by Thy Prayers prosferomenos, Presvitikes brought to the Holy Temple, is
imon. . Thou truly raised some who had enthronizete agkales, ke ipo Iosif Enthroned in the embrace of the
perished, and with confidence Thou isdehete dora Theoprepos, os zivgos Elder, and as God, He receives the
Entreat our Lord to Save our soul. trigonon tin amianton Ekklisian, ke gifts offered by Joseph – a pair of
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ton Ethnon ton Neossous, os arihigos turtledoves – as a figure of the
and to the Holy Spirit paleas te ke Kenis. Tou pros afton Spotless Church and the New Chosen
FESTAL STIHERA – ST CHARALAMBOS – TONE 4 hrismou de Symeon, to peras People of the Gentiles - and two
dexamenos, Evlogon tin Parthenon, young pigeons - since He is the
Ethisas to Theo Thisian eneseos Thou offered to God a Sacrifice of Theotokon Marian, ta tou pathous Author of both Old and New
Ierourgon ton Despoti ke Ktisi Sou, os Praise, when Thou Liturgised for Thy Simvola tou ex aftis proigorefse, ke Covenants. Symeon received the
Ierefs ennomotatos, ou ke tou pathou Master and Creator, as Most Lawful par’ aftou exetite tin apolisin voon. Fulfillment of what had been
gegonas mimitis, Theofron Priest. Thou also emulated His Nin apoliis me, Despota, kathos prophesied to him, and in Blessing
Haralampes. Seaston gar Thisiain Passion, O Godly-minded Proepingilo mi, oti idon Se to Mary the Virgin Theotokos, he
evprosdekton prosigages, to dia Se Charalambos, for Thou offered Preonion Fos, ke Sotira Kyrion tou revealed to Her the Symbols of the
Thisian eafton, to Theo ke Patri Thyself as an acceptable sacrifice to Hristonimou laou. Passion of the Son She had borne;
prosagagonti. Dio sinagalli Afto is Him Who for Thee had offered and from Him he requested his
Ouraniousskinosis, en Ekklisia ton Himself as Sacrifice to God the RETURN TO VESPERS SERVICE BOOK – “NIN release, saying: “Now release me, O
Prototokon. O ke Presvis adialiptos, Father. Therefore, Thou Rejoice with APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” & Master, as Thou Promised me, for I
ina risthomen orgis ke thlipseos, i Him in Heavenly Dwellings, in the TRISAGION PRAYERS  have beheld Thee, the Pre-Eternal
timontes Sou tin Paneorton Mnimin, Church of the Firstborn. Thou also Light and Saviour, O Lord, Christ of
ke potho zeonti proskinountes tin Sin unceasingly Intercede with Him for the people named for Thee.
Karan, tin apira Thavmata vriousan, our Deliverence from Wrath and FESTAL APOLYTIKION –MEETING/PRESENTATION – TONE 1
ke limdi noson ek podon pioumenin, Tribulation – we who honour Thine
Sotirian te ke Iasin imin vravefousan. All Festie Memory – and with ardent Here, Keharitomeni Theotoke Parthene! Rejoice, O Lady Full of Grace, Virgin
yearning, venerate Thy skull, which Ek Sou gar anetilen O Ilios tis Theotokos! For Christ our God, the
pours forth countless Miracles, and Dikeosinis, Hristos O Theos imon, Sun of Righteousness has risen from
Fotizon tous en Skoti. Eufrenou ke Thee and He Illumined those in
drives away pestilence and disease,
ou Presvita Dikee, examenos en Darkness. And Thou, O Righteous
and Rewards us with Salvation and
agkales ton eleftherotin ton psihon Elder, be glad in heart, receiving in
Healing. imon harizomenon imin ke tin Thine embrace the One Who
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Anastasin Liberates our soul and bestows on us
eonon. ages. Resurrection.
Amin Amen ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
MENAION – APODOSIS MEETING – TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 and to the Holy Spirit
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST CHARALAMBOS –TONE 3
Anigestho i pili tou Ouranou simeron. Let the Gate of Heaven open today. For
O gar anarhos Logos tou Patros, the Father’s Beginningless Logos, Os stylos aklonitos, tis Ekklisias Hristou, An Unshakable Pillar art Thou in
arhin laon hronikin, mi ekstas tis having taken a beginning in time ke lihnos aifotos tis ikoumenis Sofe, Christ’s Holy Church, and, as Thy
aftou Theotitos, ipo Parthenou os without separation from His edihthis Haralampes, elampsas en to own name denotes – an Ever Radiant
vrefos tessarakonthimeon, Mitros Divinity, is willingly offered as a kosmo, dia tou Martyriou, elisas ton Lamp, All Blessed Haralabos,
ekon prosferete, en Nao to Nomiko ke Forty-Day Old Infant in the Temple idolon, tin skotomenan maker. Dio shinging throughout the whole world
touton agkales isdehete O Presvis. of the Law by His Virgin Moher. And en pariisia Hristo, Presveve Sothine by Thy Feats as Martyr, driving away
Apolison krazon, O doulos to Despoti. the Elder receives Him in his arms: imas. the Darkness of the worship of idols.
I gar ofthalmi mou idon to Sotrion Let me depart, cries the servant to With confidence, therefore, pray to
Sou, O elthon is ton kosmon, Sose the Master, For my eyes have beheld Christ, Entreating Him to Save our
genos anthropon, Kyrie, Doxa Si! Thy Salvation! O Lord, Who came soul.
into the world to Save mankind:
Glory to Thee!

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ferousa en to Nao, i apirogamos came from a Virgin’s Womb. Of old RETURN TO THE VESPERS SERVICE BOOK –
Mitir, ton en Sineo nomothetisanta He gave the Law on Mount Sinai, and THE ENTRANCE & “FOS ILARON...” 
Ori, ti diataxi ti nomiki pitharhounta, now He obeyes what the Law PROKEIMENON OF THURSDAY EVENING – PSALM 120
prosigen Ieri, presviti ke Dikeo, commanded. His Virgin Mother
Hriston ton Kyrion, idin brought Him into the Temple and I voithia mou para Kyriou, tou piisantos My Help comes from the Lord, Who has
hrimatisthenti, on dexamenos presented Him to Symeon the Priest, ton Ouranon ke tin Gin. made Heaven and Earth.
Symeon en tes agkales aftou, elderly and Righteous, to whom it STIHOS Ira tous opsthalmous mou is ta ori, VERSE I lifted up my eyes to the
igalliasato voon. Theos iparhi outos, had been revealed that he would see othen izi i Voitheia mou. mountains, from whence my Help
Patri sinaidios, ke Litrotis ton psihon the Messiah. When he took Him in shall come.
imon. his arms, Symeon greatly Rejoiced
and said: “This is God, Co-Eternal I voithia mou para Kyriou, tou piisantos My Help comes from the Lord, Who has
with the Father, and the Redeemer of ton Ouranon ke tin gin. made Heaven and Earth.
our soul!” THE PROPHECY OF ST ISAIAH 43: 9 - 14

Fos is apokalipsin ethnon, ke Doxan A Light to bring Revelation to the Profitias Iseou to anagnosma. The Reading is from the Prophecy of St
Isaiah
laou Sou Israil. Gentiles, and the Glory of Thy
People Israel.
Sofia! Proshomen! Wisdom! Let us attend!

Ton ohoumenon en armasi Herouvim, The Lord Who rides the Chariot of Tade legi Kyios: “Panta ta Ethni Thus says the Lord: “All the Nations are
ke imnoumenon en asmati Seraphim, Cherubim and is praised in song by sinihthisan ama ke Sinahthisonte gathered together, and the Rulers
ferousa en agkales i Theotokos the Seraphim, became Incarnate of arhontes ex afton. shall be assembled from among
maria, apirogamos ex aftis Mary the Theotokos without them.
sarkothenta, ton Nomodotin Nomou, conjugal union. He is the Giver of
plirounta Nomou taxin, ididou hersi the Law, and fulfilled the Order of “Tis anageli tafta en aftis I ta ex arhis, “Who will declare these Things or tell
presvitou Iereos. Zoin de feron, zois the Law. His Mother carried Him in tis akousta piisi imin? us Things from the beginning?
itito lisin, legon: Despota, nin Her arms and presented Him to the “Agagetosan tous Martyras afton, ke “Let them bring forth their Witnesses,
apolison me, minise to Adam, os idon Priest, and he, as he held Life, aksed Dikeothitosan, ke ipatosan Alithi. and be proven right, and let them
atrepton verfos, Theon proeonion, ke to be released from life, saying: “O speak the Truth.
Sotira tou Kosmou. Master, now let me go, to tell Adam “Ginesthe Mi Martyres, ke Ego Martys,”
that I have beheld as an Infant the ipen Kyrios O Theos, “ke O Pes, on “You are My Witneses, and I Am a
Immutable, Pre-Eternal God and exelexamin, ina gnote ke Pistevsite, ke Witness,” says the Lord God, “and
Saviour of the world!” Sinite, oti Ego Imi. My Servant Whom I chose, that you
may know and Believe, and
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Understand that I Am He.
and to the Holy Spirit
FESTAL APOSTICHA – ST CHARALAMBOS - TONE 4 “Emprosthen Mou ouk egeneto allos “Before Me there is no other god, nor
theos, ke met Eme ouk este. shall there be after Me.
Ton noeron adamant, tis ipomonis O Brethren, let us extol that Spiritual
“Ego Imi O Theos, ke ouk esti parex “I Am God, and besides Me there is no
Adelphi, ton enneotaton Athlitin, ton Diamond of unbreakable Endurance
Emou O Sozon. one who Saves.
disi stemmasi katestemmeou, – that most Valorous Athlete,
Ierosinis ke Athliseos, para tis dexias Charalabos, the Grandest of Martyrs, “Ego aningila ke esosa. “I proclaim and I Save.
tou pantanaktos Theou, Haralampi, who was Crowned by the Right Hand
“Onidisa, ke ouk in en imin allotrios. “I denounce foreign gods, and there
ton en Martyrsi megiston of God – the King of all – with two
were none among you.
evfimisomen. Outos gar ton alastora Crowns – of Priesthood and of
katapalesas, tropeon mega kata Martyrdom – having Competed “Imis Emi Martyres, ke Ego Kyrios O “You are My Witnesses, and I, the Lord
planis anestisato. Ke nin en Ouranis against the arrogant opponent, and Theos, oti ap’ arhis Ego Emi, ke ouk God, Am a Witness, for even from
ton Theon exetite, afesin amartion having raised a huge Trophy against estin O ek ton Hiron Mou the beginning, there is no one who
imin parashin, ke pantion noson the error of paganism. And, now, he exeroumenos. can Deliver out of My Hands.
apallagin, tis thermos prostrehousin is in Heaven, imploring God to grant
“Piiso, ke tis apostrepsi Afto? “I will work, and who will reverse it?”
afto, ke tin Agian Aftou Karan us Forgiveness of sins, and to rid s
evlavos aspazomenis, ke tin etision of all disease, inasmuch as we Outo legi Kyrios O Theos, O Thus says the Lord God Who Redeems
Aftou mnimin meta pothou telousi, ke ardently seek his aid, and reverently Litroumenos imas - O Agios Israil. you – the Holy One of Israel.
etoumenis di’ Aftou ton Theo ilasmon kiss his Holy Relics, while observing THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON 3 : 1 – 9
ke Mega Eleos. his annual Memorial with Love and
yearning, and through him we Sofias Solomontos to anagnosma. The Reading is from the Wisdom of
beseech God’s Expiation and Great Solomon.
Mercy. Sofia! Proshomen! Wisdom! Let us attend!

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Dikeon psihe en Hiri Theou, ke ou mi The souls of the Righteous are in the Lipsete aspida Akatamahiton Osiotita, As an Unconquerable Shield He will
apsite afton vasanos. Hands of God, and no torture will oxini de Apotomon Orgin is Romea. take Holiness, sharpening His
ever touch them. Relentless Wrath as a Sword.
Edoxan en ofthalmis afronon tethnane, Their departure in the sight of the Sinekpolemisi Afto O Kosmos epi tous And the Universe will fight with Him
ke elogisthi kakosis i exodus afton, ke undiscerning was considered to be parafronas. against the senseless.
i af’ imon poria sintrimma, i de isin misfortune, and their passing from Porefsonte evstohi volides astrapon, ke Well-aimed flashes of Lightning will
en Irini. us to be their destruction – but they os apo ekiklou toxou ton nefon, epi strike, and leap to their target as
were at Peace. skopon alounte. from a well drawn bow of clouds.
Ke gar en opsi anthropon ean And although in man’s view they were Ke ek petrovolou thimou pliris rifisonte And hailstones full of anger will be
kolasthosin, i Elpis Afton Athanasias punished, their Hope is full of halaze. hurled as from an engine of war.
pliris. Immortality.
Ke Aganaktisi kat’ afron idor thalassis - The waters of the sea will be vexed with
oliga pedefthentes, Megala And although chastened in a few potami de sigklisousin apotomos them - rivers will wash over them
Evergetithisonte, oti O Theos things, Great Kindness will be shown . relentlessly.
epirasen aftous, ke evren aftous them, for God tested them, and
Axious Eaftou. found them Worthy of Himself. Antistisete aftis pnema dinameos, ke os A powerful wind will oppose them, and
Os lelaps eklikmisi aftous. like a storm, it will winnow them.
hrison en honevtirio edokimasen Like gold in a furnace He tested them,
aftous, ke os Olokarpoma Thisias and accepted them as a Whole Burnt Ke erimosi pasan tin Gin anoia, ke i And lawlessness will lay waste all the
prosedexato aftous. Offering. kakopragia peritrepsi Thronous Earth, and wrongdoing will overturn
Ke Dinaston. the Thrones of Rulers.
en kero Episkopis afton And at the time of their Visitation, they
analampsousi, ke os spinthires en will shine forth, and they will run Akousate oun, Vasilis, ke sinete! Listen, therefore, O Kings, and
kalami diadramounte. about like sparks through straw. understand!
Krinousin Ethni, ke Kratisousi laon, ke They will Judge Nations, and Rule over Mathete, Dikaste perto Gis! Learn, O Judges of the Earth!
Vasilefsi afton Kyrios is tous eonas. peoples, and the Lord shall Reign Enotisasthe i Kratountes plithous, ke Give ear, Rulers of multitudes, and
over them unto the Ages. gegavromeni epi ohlis Ethnon. pride yourself over a multitude of
I Pepithotes ep’ Afton, Sinisousin Those who Trust in Him will Nations.
Alithian, ke i Pisti en Agapi Understand Truth, and the Faithful Oti edothi para Kyriou i Kratisis imin, ke For Power from our Lord was granted to
prosmenousin Afto, oti Haris ke Eleos shall continue with Him in Love, for Dinastia para Ipsistou. you, and your Lordship from the
en tis Osiis Aftou, ke Episkopi en tis Grace and Mercy are upon His Saints, Most High!
Eklektis Aftou. and in His Elect. RETURN TO SERVICE BOOK – LITANY OF
THE BOOK OF THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON 5 : 15 – 6 : 3 FERVENT SUPPLICATION, ETC 
MENAION – APOSTIHA – APODOSIS OF MEETING – TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE
Sofias Solomontos to anagnosma. The Reading is from the Book of the
Wisdom of Solomon Katakosmison ton nimfona Sou Sion, ke Decorate Thy Bridal Chamber, O Zion,
Sofia! Proshomen! Wisdom! Let us attend! ipodexe ton Vasilea Hriston, aspase and welcome Christ the King! Greet
tin Mariam, tin Epouranion pilin. Afti Mary the Heavenly Gate! For She
gar thronos Herouvikos anedihi, afti became a Cherubic Throne! She held
Dikei is ton eona zosi, ke en Kyrio O The Righteous live forever, and their vastazi ton Vasilea tis Doxis, Nefeli the King of Glory! The Virgin is the
misthos afton, ke i frontis afton para Reward is with the Lord, and their Fotos iparhi i Parthenos, ferousa en Cloud of Lifth, carrying Her
Ipsisto. Care is by the Most High. sarki Iion pro Eosforou, on lavon Incarnate Son, Who is before the
Dia touto lipsonte to Vasilion tis Therefore, they shall receive a Kingly Symeon en agkales aftou ekirixe lais, Morning Light. When Symeon took
evprepias, ke to Didima tou Kallous Dwelling of Dignity and a Diadem of Despotin afton ine, zois ke tou Him in his embrace, he proclaimed
ek Hiros Kyriou, oti ti Dexia Aftou Beauty from the Hand of the Lord, Thanatou, ke Sotira tou kosmou. to the people that He is the Master of
Skepasi aftous, ke to Vrahioni for He will Shelter them with His Life and Death, and the Saviour of
Iperaspii Afton. Right Hand, and Protect them with the world.
His Arm. Nin apoliis ton doulon Sou,Despota, Now Thou let Thy servant depart,
Lipsete panoplian, ton zilon Aftou, ke As His full Armour He will take His kata to Rima Sou, en Irini. Oti idon according to Thy Word, in Peace.
oplopiisi tin Ktisin is aminan ehthron. Zeal, and will turn His Creation into i ofthalmi mou to Sotirion Sou, O For my eyes have beheld Thy
Weapons against His enemies. itimasas kata prosopon panton ton Salvation, which Thou prepared
laon. before the face of all people.
Endisete Thoraka, Dikeosinin, ke As a Breastplate He will wear
perithisete Koritha, Krisin Righteousness, and as a Helmet,
Ton eklampsanta pro eonon ke Patros, Before the Ages, Christ our Lord shone
Anipokriton. Impartial Judgement. ep’ eshaton de ek mitras Parthenikis, forth from the Father, and lately, He

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