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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

Festal Vespers Hymns


5-6 December
By the Grace of God St Nicholas of Myra, Lycia
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12. FESTAL VESPERS HYMNS – ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA – 6 DECEMBER


Christoforos Papadopoulos, Theologian
...there are three kinds of love: selfish, natural and selfless.

Selfish love is when we do not love


unless we expect our love to be returned.
‘Fair exchange’ or ‘retribution’ implies
St John of Kronstadt
money, praise, pleasure, social recognition
or even personal psychological satisfaction. “...And the Word became flesh. ..”
flesh...”
Great and selfless though this kind of love might seem, in order to make us earthly beings into Heavenly Beings,
the motive is self-interest, in order to make us sinners into Saints;
and thus selfish love remains imperfect. in order to raise us up from corruption into Incorruption -
from Earth to Heaven;
Natural love concerns our natural sympathy, from enslavement to sin and the devil -
emotions or attraction into the glorious Freedom as Children of God;
as with parents who love their children from Death into Immortality,
and love for our relatives and friends. in order to make us sons of God
However, such natural love is also imperfect. and to seat us together with Him upon the Throne
as His Royal Children.
Selfless Love concerns those O Boundless Compassion of God !
who unconditionally Love others O Inexpressible Wisdom of God !
without any particular self-interest at all. O Great Wonder!
Consequently, Selfless Love is Perfect astounding not only the human mind,
because its Source is our Lord God but the Angelic Mind as well!”
Who is Love Itself.
Selfless Love is the most important of His Holy Virtues,
for it continues into Eternity
and is vital to the Acequisition of Eternal Life
in His Divine Kingdom of Love.

2. FESTAL VESPERS HYMNS – ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA – 6 DECEMBER FESTAL VESPERS HYMNS – ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA –6 DECEMBER 11.
THEOTOKION - FOREFEAST - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Animfevte Parthene, pothen ikiws? Tis O Unwed Virgin, where art Thou from?
O tekon Se? Tis ke i Mitir Sou? Pos Who is Thy Father, and who is Thy
ton Ktistin feris en agkales? Pos ouk Mother? How is it that Thou carry
eftharis tin nidin, meglon paradoxon
api gis teloumenon, oromen Panagia,
the Creator in Thine Arms? How was
Thy Womb not impaird? Great and
Festal Vespers Hymns – St Nicholas of Myra
ke proevtrepizomen epaxion Si hreos, Extraordinary and Awesome KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
ek tis Gis to Spileon, ke Ouranon Mysteri3s we see occurring in Thee
etoumen parashin ton Astera, ke on Earth, O All Holy Maiden, and we HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE
Magi de proevtrepizomen epaxion Si prepare a worthy Task for Thee: THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
hreos, ek tis Gis to Spileon, ke from the Earth, the Grotto; and PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2
Ouranon etoumen, parashin ton Heaven we request to grant the Star.
Astera, ke Magi de proerhonte, apo Magi are coming westward from the
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me,
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry
Antolon tis Gis, is dismas Theasasthe, Land of the East, to behold the
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear
tin Sotirian ton vroton, os vrefos Salvation of mortals, nursing as an
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to
galouhoumenon. Infant.
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord!
“NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” -
mou Kyrie.
TRISAGION PRAYERS – OUR LORD’S Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee
PRAYER ➜
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice.
FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST ST NICHOLAS - TONE 4 mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord!
Kanona Pisteos ke ikona praotitos, The actual facts of Thy Life manifested FESTAL PROSOMIA - ST NICHOLAS - TONE 2
egkratias Didaskalon, anedixe Se ti Thee to Thy Flock as a Rule of Faith Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
Pimni Sou, i ton pragmaton Alithia. and an Icon of Gentleness, and a tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
Dia touto ektiso ti tapnosi ta ipsila, ti Teacher of Self-Control. By Humility,
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
ptohia ta plousia, Pater Ierarha therefore, Thou acquired the Things with Thee.
Nikolae. Presveve Hristo to Theo, on High, and Riches through Poverty.
Sothine tas psihas imon. O Father, Holy Hierarch Nicholas: Myris, parikisas Esthitos, Myron alithos Myra was Thy physical abode, meaning
Intercede with Christ our God, anedihthis, myro hristhis noito Agie truly Myrr, which Thou proved to be;
Entreating Him to Save our soul. Nikolae, Arhierarha Hristou, ke for Thou were Thyself Anointed with
myrizis ta prosopa, ton Pisti ke potho, Noetic Chrism, O Chief Prelate of
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Sou tin panaidimon, mnimin Christ. O Holy Nicholas, Thou
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
telounton ai, lion simforon ke Anoint the faces of those who ever
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. kindinon, toutous ke ton thlipseon keep Thine Honoured Memorial with
Amin Amen Pater, en tes pros ton Kyrion Presvies Faith and Love. O Father, by Thy
Sou. Fervent Entreaties to our Lord, from
THEOTOKION - TONE 4 all tribulations, dangers and
calamities Thou Rescue us.
To ap’ eonos Apokrifon ke Angelis O Theotokos, through Thee was
Agnoston Mystirion, dia Sou Theotoke revealed to us on earth, the Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
tis epi gis pefanerote. Theos en Mystery, which was hidden from Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
asighito enosi sarkoumenos. Ke Eternity, and which the Angels Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
Stavron ekousios iper imon themselves knew not: that God, ton Kyrion.
katadexamenos. Di ou Anastisas ton uniting Natures without confusion, Myris, parikisas Esthitos, Myron alithos Myra was Thy physical abode, meaning
Protoplaston, esosen ek Thanatou tas became Man and accepted anedihthis, myro hristhis noito Agie truly Myrr, which Thou proved to be;
psihas imon. crucifixion voluntarily for our Nikolae, Arhierarha Hristou, ke for Thou were Thyself Anointed with
Salvation; by virtue of which myrizis ta prosopa, ton Pisti ke potho, Noetic Chrism, O Chief Prelate of
DISMISSAL BLESSINGS & PRAYERS ➜ Resurrecting mankind whom He Sou tin panaidimon, mnimin Christ. O Holy Nicholas, Thou
had first created, He Saved our telounton ai, lion simforon ke Anoint the faces of those who ever
souls from Death. kindinon, toutous ke ton thlipseon keep Thine Honoured Memorial with
Pater, en tes pros ton Kyrion Presvies Faith and Love. O Father, by Thy
Sou. Fervent Entreaties to our Lord, from
all tribulations, dangers and
calamities Thou Rescue us.

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Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night; Heris, O Ierotatos Nous, to tis Triados Rejoice, O Pure Habitation wherein the
filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night katharon endietima, O Stilos tis Holy Trinity made Its Dwelling, O
Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord. Ekklisias, O ton Piston stirigmos, Most Sacred Mind, the Unshaken
kataponoumenon i voithia, Astir, O Pillar of the Church and Believers’
Niki, feronimos alithos, tou Pistou laou Truly, in accordance with Thy Name,
tes lampsesin evprosdekton deiseon, Supprot, for Thou art the Help of all
anedihthis, en pirasmis kratea, Agie for the Faithful Thou shone as their Diaskedazon, pirasmon te ke who are oppressed. O Star that at all
Nikolae, Therapon ontos Hristou. Mighty Victory in trials, O Holy thlipseon, Skotos Pantote, Ierarha times dispels the gloom of
Pantahou gar kaloumenos, oxeos Nicholas, truly a Servant of Christ. Nikolae. Ormos O galinotatos, en O adversities, and of temptations by
profthanis, potho tous prostrehontas, For wherever Thou art invoked, Thou katafevgontes, i trikimies tou viou the Radiance of Thy Prayers that are
ipo tin Skepin Sou. Si gar en nikti ke reach them beforehand, who take peristatoumeni Sozonte. Hriston well received, O Holy Hierarch
imer, Pisti optanomenos sozis, ek ton Refuge under Thy Protection ekdisopi, tes psihes imon dothine, to Nicholas, Calm Haven wherein those
pirasmon ke peristaseon. longingly. For at night, and even Mega Eleos. who meet the turbulent storms of
during the day, Thou art beheld by life and who are surrounded by
Faith, and Thou Save them from tempests, seek Refuge, and hence art
besetting trials and adversities. Saved. To Christ pray fervently to
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and grant our souls, O Holy Father, His
afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption; Great Mercy.
Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all Makrios anir O Fovoumenos ton Blessed is the man who Fears our
Niki, feronimos alithos, tou Pistou laou his transgressions. Kyrion, en tes Entoles Aftou thelisi Lord; he wil delight exceedingly in
anedihthis, en pirasmis kratea, Agie Truly, in accordance with Thy Name, sfodra. His Commandments.
Nikolae, Therapon ontos Hristou. for the Faithful Thou shone as their Heris, O Zilou Thiou plisthis, apagogis te Rejoice, O Thou who - being filled with
Pantahou gar kaloumenos, oxeos Mighty Victory in trials, O Holy poniras litrosamenos, adikos Divine Zeal - extricated from
profthanis, potho tous prostrehontas, Nicholas, truly a Servant of Christ. mellontas thniskin, epistasia frikti, ke abduction by treachering, through
ipo tin Skepin Sou. Si gar en nikti ke For wherever Thou art invoked, Thou tes di’ oniron prospitisesi. Pigi i Thine awesome intervention, and by
imer, Pisti optanomenos sozis, ek ton reach them beforehand, who take pigaousa, en tis Myris Nikolae, Mira appearing in dreams, those who had
pirasmon ke peristaseon. Refuge under Thy Protection Plousios, ke psihas katardevousa, ta unjustly been condemned to die. A
longingly. For at night, and even disodi te ton pathon apelavnousa. well art Thou, O Nicholas, that
during the day, Thou art beheld by Maera ta Zizania, tis planis abundantly gushes forth Myrrh in
Faith, and Thou Save them from ektemnousa. Ption likmizon Ariou, ta Myra, and who drives away all the
besetting trials and adversities. ahirodi Didgamata. Hriston stench that passions cause. O Saber
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise katapempse, tes psihaes imon disopi, eradicating tares of error and heresy,
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people! to Mega Eleos. O Winnowing Shovel that threshes
the chaffy doctrines of Arius. To
Ofthis, Konstantino Vasili, sin to Thou appeared to Constantine the King Christ pray fervently to grant our
Avlavio kat’ onar, ke toutous foo in a dream, and so to Avlavios, and soul, O Holy Father, His Great Mercy.
valon, outos aftis Irikas. Lisate di en Thou frightened them. Speaking
spoudi, tis irktis ous katehete, sternly, Thou commanded them: ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
desmious adikos, athoous “With haste releave from the and to the Holy Spirit
tighanontas, tis paranomou fagis. dungeon the prisoners whom Thou
Omos all’ ean parakousis, entevxin hold unjustly, for of the unlawful MENAION- APOSTIHA –ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
piisome Anax, kata Sou pros Kyrion slaughter they are innocent. But if Anthrope tou Theou, ke Piste Thrapon, O Man of God and loyal Servant and
deomenos Thou refuse to obey me, I will make
Litourge Kyriou, aner epithimion, Minister of the Lord, Man of Holy
a Petition against Thee when unto
skevos eklogis, stile ke edreoma tis Desires, Chosen Vessel, Pillar and
the Lord I pray, O Emperor!”
Ekklisias, Vasilias klironome, mi Foundation of the Church of Christ,
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the parasiopisis, tou voan iper imon ton and Inheritor of the Kingdom, be not
ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever. Kyrion. silent in calling out to the Lord on
eona. our behalf.
Megas, antiliptor ke thermos, tis en tis Great and ardent Guardian art Thou Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
kindinis telousin, iparhis endoxe, Agie unto those surrounded by danger, O eonon. ages.
Nikolae, Ierokirix Hristou, tis en gi ke Great and Glorious Holy Father Amin. Amen
tis pleousi, tis porro ke pelas, ia Nicholas, the Sacred Preacher of
simpathestatos, ke presvevtis krateos Christ, unto those who are travelling
Othen sinelthonte voomen. Presveve by land or by sea, far and near, O
pros Kyrion opos, pasis litrothomen Intercessor Sympathetic and Strong:

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THIRD PROPHECY – THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON 4 : 7 - 15 peristaseos. therefore we assemble and cry out:
Dikeos ean fthasi televtise, en anapafsi Although a Righteous man may die Intercede with God to Redeem us
from every adversity besetting us.
este. before his time, he shall be at rest.
Gyras gar Timion, ou to polihronion, Old age is not Honoured for its length ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Son, and to the Holy Spirit
oude arthmo eton memetrite. of existence, nor measured by its
number of years. ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA – TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Polia de esti fronisis anthropis, ke ilikia Discernment is grey hair for mankind, Ierarhon tin kallonin, ke ton Pateron The Refinement of Hierarchs and the
gyros, ios akilidotos. and a Spotless Life is the Maturity of keos, tin vrisin ton Thavmaton, ke ton Glory of the Fathers, the Fountain of
old age. Piston antiliptora megiston, Miracles and the Greatest helper of
sinelthontes O fileorti, asmatikis the Faithful, let us Feast-lovers come
Evarestos Theo genomeno, Igapithi, ke There was once a man pleasing to God egkomiis imnisomen legontes: Heris O together and extol with songful
Zon metaxi amartolon, metetethi. and Loved by Him, and while living ton Myreon frouros, ke proedros praises, and say to him: Hail, O
among sinners, he was taken up. septos, ke stylos aperitreptos! Heris, Guardian and Divine Bishop, and
Ipagi, mi kakia allaxi Sinesin aftou, i He was caught up lest evil change his Fostir Pamfaestate, O ta tou kosmou Immovable Pillar of Myra! Hail, All
dolos apatisi psihin aftou. Understanding, or deceit deceive his perata, dialampon tis thavmasi! Resplendent Luminary, who lights
soul. Heris, ton thlivomenon i thia up the end of the world with
harmosini, ke adikoumenon Miracles! Hail, for those in trouble
Vaskania gar favlotitos amavri ta Kala, Envy arising from lack of Judgement Thermotatos prostatis, ke nin Thou art Divine Joy, and Most
ke remvasmos epithimias metallevi obscures what is Good, and a Pammakar Nikole, mi pafsi prsvevon Fervent Protector of the injured!
noun akakon. whirling of desire undermines an Hristo to Theo, iper ton Pisti ke potho And now, O All Blessed Nicholas,
innocent mind. timonton ai, tin harmosinon ke cease not Interceding with Christ our
Teliothis en oligo, eplirose hronous He was made Perfect, for in a short paneorton mnimin Sou. God, on behalf of those who with
makrous, aresti gar in Kyrio i psihi time he fulfilled long years, for his Faith and longing ever honour Thy
aftou. soul was pleasing to the Lord. Joyous and All Festive Memory.
Dia touto espefsen ek mesou ponirias. Therefore, He took him early from the Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
midst of evil. eonon. ages.
I de lai idontes ke mi noisantes, mide Yet people saw that and did not Amin Amen
thentes epi Diania to tiouton, oti understand, nor take such a thing to FOREFEAST OF NATIVITY – TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Haris ke eleos en tis Osiis Aftou, ke heart, that our Lord’s Grace and
episkopi en tis eklektis Aftou. Mercy are with His Elect, and that He
Spyleon evtrepizou. I Amnas gar iki, O Grotto, prepare thyself, for the Ewe is
Watches over His Holy Ones. emvrion ferousa Hriston. Fatni de coming, carrying in Her Womb
LITANY OF FERVENT SUPPLICATION➜ ipodehou, ton to Logo lisanta tis Christ! O Manger, receive Him
alogou praxeos, imas tous gigenis. Whose Word released us earthlings
FESTAL APOSTICHA – ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 Pimenes agravlountes, martirite from irrational activity! O Shepherds
Thavma to frikton, ke Magi ek watching by night, witness the
Heris I Iera kefali, to katharon ton Rejoice, O Sacred Head of the Church, Persidos, hrison ke libanon ke Awesome Wonder! And O Magi of
areton katagogion, O Thios tis the Pure Abode of every Virtue, O smirnan, to Vasili prosaate. Oti ofthi Persia, offer gold, and frankincense,
Thotatis Ierosinis kanon, O Pimin O Nicholas, Divine Standard of the Kyrios ek Parthenou Mitros, on per ke and myrrh to our King! For our Lord
Megas, O Fanottos, Pirsos O tis Nikis, Most Divine Holy Priesthood, and kipsasa, doulikos i Mitir prosekinise, has Appeared from a Virgin Mother.
epiferomenos onoma, O deomenis, Great Shepherd of the people, and ke prosefthegxato to en agkales aftis. And bending over Him as Servant,
simpathos epiklomenos. O the Beacon that shines very brightly. Pos enesparis mi, i pos mi enefis, O His Mother worshipped Him, and
kamptomenos, asthenon tes deisesi. Thou art the namesake of Victory. Litrotis mou ke Theos? addressed the Infant in Her arms:
Ristis O etimotatos, frouros O sotirios, And on the needy Thou take pity. “How were Thou sown in me, and
pasi tis pisti telousi, tin panidimon And unto the Prayers of the sick, ISODOS/THE ENTRANCE “FOS how were Thou implanted in me, O
mnimin Sou. Hriston katapempse, Thou incline Thine ear. O Ready ILARON..”➜ My Redeemer and God?”
Pammakariste disopi, to Mega Eleos. Deliverer and Guardian of all who DAILY PROKEIMENON - WEDNESDAY EVENING - PSALM 53/54 – TONE (5) PLGAL 1:
now faithfully honour Thine ever
Venerable memory. To Christ pray O Theos, en to Onomati Sou Soson me, O God, in Thy Name Save me, and by
intently to grant our souls, O All ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me. Thy Might, Judge me.
Blessed, His Great Mercy. STIHOSO Theos, isakouson tis prosevhis VERSE O God, hear my Prayer and hear
Timios enantion Kyriou O Thanatos Precious in the Sight of our Lord is the mou, enotise ta rimata tou stomatos the words of my mouth.
tou Osiou Aftou. Death of His Holy. mou.

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O Theos, en to Onomati Sou Soson me, O God, in Thy Name Save me, and by Panta evthea esti tis Noousi, ke ortha tis All things are evident to those who
ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me Thy Might, Judge me evriskousi Gnosin. Understand and True to those who
find Knowledge.
T H E P R O P H E C Y O F T H E W I S D O M O F S O L O M O N (10:8A, 7A; 3:13-16, 18; 8:32,
34, 4, 12, 14, 17, 5-9; 22:24, 22; 15:4B) Didasko gar imin Alithi, ina genite en Therefore, I teach you a True Word that
Kyrio i Elpis imon, ke plisthisesthe your Hope might be in the Lord and
Mnimi Dikeou met’ Egkomion, ke Evlogia Remember the Righteous with Eulogies, Pnevmatos. be filled with the Spirit.
Kyriou epi kephalin aftou. and the Blessing of the Lord are
upon their heads. SECOND PROPHECY – THE PROVERBS OF SOLOMON 10:31 – 11:10

Makarios anthropos, os evre Sofian, ke Blessed is mankind who finds Wisdom, Stoma Dikeou apostazi Sofian, glossa de The mouth of the Righteous instils
thnitos os ide Fronisin. and those who seekDiscernment. adikou exolite. Wisdom – the tongue of the
The unrighteous utterly destroys.
Kritton gar aftin emporevesthe, i hrisiou profits thus gained from Wisdom
ke argyriou thisafrous - timiotera de are better than gold and silver Hili andron Dikeon epistante Haritas - The lips of Righteous men distil Grace –
esti lithon politerlon. treasures - Most Honourable and stoma de asevon katastrefete. the mouth of the ungodly is
more valuable than precious stones. perverse.
(Ouk antitassete aftiouden poniron, (For nothing evil will withstand Her, Zigi dolii vdeligma enopion Kyriou - Deceitful scales are an abomination
Evgnostos esti pasi tis engizousin who is well known to all who come stathmion de Dikeon dekton Afto. before the Lord – a just weight is
Aftin.) near Her.) acceptable to Him.
Pan de Timion, ouk axion aftis estin. No Honour is worthy of Her. Ou ean iselthi ivris, eki ke atimia - Wherever pride enters, there also is
stoma de tapinon meleta Sofian. disgrace - the mouth of the humble
Ek gar tou stomatos afis ekporevete From Her mouth Righteousness meditates on Wisdom.
Dikeosini. proceeds.
Nomon de ke Eleon epi glossis fori. Law and Mercy is carried upon Her Apothanon Dikeos elipe metamelon, When a Righteous man dies, he leaves
tongue. prohiros de ginete ke epihartos regret - the destruction of the
asevon apolia. ungodly is immediate and brings joy.
Tigaroun, akousate mou, O tekna. Therefore, hear me, my son. Ouk ofelisi iparhonta en imera thimou – Riches profit not in the Day of Wrath –
Semna gar ero ke akarios anthropos, os Blessed art mankind who shall hearken Dikeosini de Risete apo Thanatou. Righeousness Delivers from Death.
tas emas ouous filaxi. to Me and guard My Ways.
Dikeosini amomou orthotomi odous - Righteousness follows a Blameless Path
E gar eodi mou, Exodi Zois, ke Etimazete For My Issues are the Issues of Life, and asevia de peripipti adikia. - ungodliness encounters unjust
thelisis para Kyriou. Grace is prepared from the Lord. dealings.
Dia touto parkalo imas, ke proime Emin You I exhort, and utter My Voice to the Dikeosini andron orthon Risete aftous - Righteousness of the upright Delivers
Fonin iis anthropon. sons of men. ti de apolia afton aliskonte paranomi. them – transgressors are caught in
For I, Wisdom, dwell with Counsel, and their own destruction.
Oti Ego, i Sofia, kateskevasa voulin ke
Gnosin ke Ennian ego epekalesamin. Knowledge and Understanding I call Teleftisantos Andros Dikeou ouk ollite At the Death of a Just Man, His Hope
upon. Elpis, to de kavhima ton asevon ollite. does not perish – the boast of the
ungodly perishes.
Emi Vouli ke Asfalia, emi fronisis, emi de Mine is Counsel and Safety; Mine is
ishis. Discernment, and Mine is Strength. Dikeos ek thiras ekdini, anti aftou de The Righteous escape from snares – the
paradidote O asevis. ungodly are deliverd up in their
Ego tous Eme filountas Agapo - i de Eme I Love those who Love Me - those who
place.
zitountes evrisousi Harin. seek Me shall find Grace.
Noisate tinin akaki Panourgian, i de Understand astuteness, O Simple Ones - En stomati asevon pagis polites - esthisis The mouth of the ungodly is a snare to
put it, O Uninstructed, in your heart. de Dikeon evodos. Citizens – the Understanding of the
apedevti enthesthe kardian.
Righteous is prosperous.
Isakousate mou ke palin, semna gar ero, Hear Me and Obey - My Lips speak
En Agathis Dikeon katorthose polis - In the prosperity of the Righteous
a city
ke amigo apo hileon ortha. Sacred Things.
stomasi de asevon kateskafi. prospers – by the mouth of the
Oti Alithian meletisi O Larigx Mou, For My Throat shall speak the Truth, ungodly it is overthrown.
evdeligmena e enantion emou hili but false lips are an abomination
psevdi. before Me.
Meta Dikeosinis panta ta rimata tou All the Words of My Mouth are with
Stomatos Mou - ouden en aftis Righteousness - there is nothing
skolion, oude strangaliodes. crooked or twisted in them.

6. FESTAL VESPERS HYMNS – ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA – 6 DECEMBER FESTAL VESPERS HYMNS – ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA –6 DECEMBER 7.