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Potami refsousin ek tis kilias aftou, Eternity!

He who believes in Me will


ke exi to Fos tis Zois!” have Rivers flowing out of his belly,
and he will have the Light of Life!”
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton
eonon.
and to the Holy Spirit, now and
forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
Amin Amen
PENTECOSTARION - APOLYTIKION – MID PENTECOST – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
Archdiocese of Good Hope
Mesousis tis Eortis, didaskontos Sou At Mid-Feast, as Thou, O Saviour, were
Sotir, elegon i Ioudei. Pos outos ide teaching, the Judeans were saying:
grammata, mi memathikos? “How does this Man have such
Agnoountes, oti Si i i Sofia, i
kataskevasasa ton kosmon: ✞ Doxa Si!
Learning without having studied?”
But they were unaware that Thou art
the Very Wisdom that created the
Paschal Vespers Hymns
“NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” Universe: ✞ Glory to Thee!

22 May 2019
& TRISAGION PRAYERS
PENTECOSTARION - APOLYTIKION – MID PENTECOST - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Mesousis tis eortis, dipsosan mou tin O Lord, Midway through the Feast,

Mid Pentecost
psihin, efsevias Potison namata oti grant Drink to my thirsty soul from
pasi Sotir evoisas. O dispon, the Waters of True Faith. For to all,
erhestho pros me ke pineto. I Pigi tis Thou our Saviour, cried aloud: Let
Zois, Hriste O Theos: ✞ Doxa Si! those who Thirst, come to Me and
Drink! As the Source of Life, O
DISMISSAL BLESSINGS & PRAYERS  Christ our God: ✞ Glory to Thee!
PASCHAL APOLYTIKION – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1

Hristos Anesti, ek nekron, Thanato Christ is Risen from the dead; By Death
thanaton patisas, Ke tis en tis trampling upon death, And has
mnimasin, Zoin harisamenos [3] bestowed Life to those in the tombs.
[3]

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Didou Sofo aformin, ke sofoteros este - Grant the opportunity to a wise man,
gnorize Dikeo, ke prosthisi tou and he will be wiser - instruct the
dehesthe. Righteous and they shall continue to
Paschal Vespers Hymns - Mid Pentecost receive it.

PENTECOSTARION - PASCHAL APOLYTIKION – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1


Arhi Sofias, Fovos Kyriou, ke vouli The beginning of Wisdom is Fear of our
Agion, Sinesis. Lord, and the Counsel of Saints is
Hristos Anesti, ek nekron, Thanato Christ is Risen from the dead; By Death Understanding.
thanaton patisas, Ke tis en tis trampling upon death, And has
mnimasin, Zoin harisamenos [3] bestowed Life to those in the tombs.
Knowledge of the Law is characteristic
[3]
To de Gnone Nomon, dianias estin of a good mind.
Agathis. For in this manner the years of your
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY
Touto gar to tropo polin zisi hronon ke Life shall be increased, and you will
F OLL OW INSTRUCTIONS WITH RE GARD TO THE SE H YM NS prostethisete Si eti Zois sou. live a long time.
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS, ETC 
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2 PASCHAL APOSTICHA – IDIOMELON – MID PENTECOST – TONE 1

Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me, Pentikostis efestiken i ton imeron The Midpoint of the Fifty Days has
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry mesotis, en i Hristos, paragimnosas arrived. On this Day, Christ
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear amidros Theikin dinastian, Paraliton revealed His Divine Authority,
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to sinesfigxe, logo Afton tis klinis bracing the Paralytic and by His
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord! exanastisas ke Theoprepos Word, raising him from his bed.
mou Kyrie. thavmatourgon en ostrakino And working Miracles befitting His
somatic, tis anthropis edorisato tin Divinity, although in a Body of Clay,
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee
Eonion Zoin, ke to Mega Eleos. He granted to mankind Eternal Life,
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of
and Great Mercy.
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice.
PASCHAL IDIOMELA- MID PENTECOST – TONE 2
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord!
PENTECOSTARION – PROSOMIA – MID-PENTECOST – TONE 4 Mnisthiti tis sinagogis Sou, is ektiso Remember Thy Congregation Thou
ap’ arhis. acquired from the beginning.
Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would En to Iero epestis is Sofia tou Theou, Thou were present in the Temple –
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness mesousis tis eortis, didaskon ke Thou, the Wisdom of God, about the
with Thee. eleghon tous apithis Ioudeous, tous middle of the Feast, and Thou
Phariseous, ke Grammatis, ke voon taught, and reproved, the
Parestin i mesotis imeron, ton ek sotirou Here, at last, is the Midpoint of the
parrisia pros Aftou. O Dipson, unbelieving Judeas, the Pharisees
arhomenon Egerseos, Pentikosti de ti Days that commence with the Saving
erhestho pros me, ke pineto Idor and Scribes, and Thou openly cried
Thia sfragizomenon, ke lampi tas Resurrection from the dead,
Zoiron, ke ou mi dipsisi is ton eona, out to them: “Let him who thirsts
lamprotitas, amfoterothen ehousa, ke reaching their limit and ending with
O Pistevon tie mi hristotiti potami come to Me and drink the Living
enousa tas dio, ke parine tin Doxan Holy Pentecost. And it shines with
refsousin ek tis kilias aftou zois Water! And he will never thirst in
profenousa, tis despotiis, Analipseos Radiance that it gets from both of
Eoniou. O tis Agathotitos, ke tis Eternity! He who believes in My
simninete. them, thus uniting the two Feasts. It
Efsplaghnias Sou, Hriste O Theos Goodness will have Rivers of Eternal
is dignified in that it manifests the
imon: ✞ Doxa Si. Life flowing out of his belly!” Such is
Glory of our Master’s Ascension that
Thy Benevolence, and Thy
is yet to come.
Compassion, O Christ our God! ✞
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited Glory to Thee!
Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy O de Theos Basilef imon Pro Eonon, God is our King before the Ages. He
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
irgasato Sotirian en meso tis Gis. worked Salvation in the midst of
ton Kyrion.
the Earth!
Parestin i mesotis imeron, ton ek sotirou Here, at last, is the Midpoint of the
Ote to meson tis eortis epesti, anevi O When the middle of the Feast had
arhomenon Egerseos, Pentikosti de ti Days that commence with the Saving
Iisous epi to Ieron, ke edidaske legon come, Jesus went up to the Temple,
Thia sfragizomenon, ke lampi tas Resurrection from the dead,
tous apithis Ioudeous: “ O Dipson and taught the unbelieving Judeans,
lamprotitas, amfoterothen ehousa, ke reaching their limit and ending with
erhestho pros me ke pineto, Idor saying: “Let him who thirsts, come
enousa tas dio, ke parine tin Doxan Holy Pentecost. And it shines with
Zoiron Eonion! Ke ou mi dipsisi is to Me and drink the Living, Eternal
profenousa, tis despotiis, Analipseos Radiance that it gets from both of
ton Eona! O Pistevon is Eme, Water! And he will never thirst in
simninete. them, thus uniting the two Feasts. It

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“Os gar an katavi O ietos, i hion ek tou “For as rain falls down, or snow from is dignified in that it manifests the
Glory of our Master’s Ascension that
ouranou ke ou mi apostrafi eos an heaven, and does not return until it
is yet to come.
methisi tin gin, ke ekteki, ke ekvlastisi, saturates the ground, and brings
ke do sperma to spironti, ke arton is forth and produces, and gives seed Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night;
vrosin, outos este to Rima Mou - O to the Sower, and bread for food, so filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
ean exelthi ek tou Stomatos Mou. shall My Word be – whatever Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.
proceeds from My Mouth. Ikouse ke evfranthi i Sion, evangelisthisis Zion heard and was jubilant with Joy
“ Ou mi apostrafi eos an telesthi osa an “It shall not return until It accomplishes tis Hristou Anastaseos, i de Pisti Aftis when the Resurrection of Christ was
ithelisa, ke evodoso tas odous sou, ke whatever I Willed, and I shall goni igalliasanto, touton theasameni, proclaimed to her. Her Faithful
ta Entalmata Mou. prosper your Ways and My ke eklinonta Pnevmati ripon Offspring exulted, and were glad
Commandments. hristoktonias. Evtrepizete when they saw our Lord alive again.
“En gar Evfrosini exelefsesthe, ke en “For you shall go forth with Gladness, panigirizousa, tin ton ekateron From the stigma of Christicide He
evfrosinon mesotita. will Cleanse by the Holy Spirit. She
Hara didahthisesthe, ta gar ori ke i and shall be taught with Joy, for the
prepares for the Festive observance
vouni exalounte prosdehomeni imas mountains and hills shall exult to
of the Most Joyful Midpoint between
en Hara! receive you with Joy!
the two important Feasts.
Ke panta ta xila tou agrou epikrotisi tis And all the trees of the fields shall
Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
kladis afton. applaud with their branches.
afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
Ke anti tis stivis anavisete kiparissos, And instead of the broom tree shall the Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
anti de tis konizis, anavisete mirsini. cypress come up, and instead of the Ikouse ke evfranthi i Sion, evangelisthisis his transgressions.
nettle the myrtle shall come up. Zion heard and was jubilant with Joy
tis Hristou Anastaseos, i de Pisti Aftis
Ke este Kyrios is Onoma, ke is Simion And the Lord shall be for a Name and goni igalliasanto, touton theasameni, when the Resurrection of Christ was
Eonion, ke ouk eklipsi, legi Kyrios O for an Everlasting Sign, and He shall ke eklinonta Pnevmati ripon proclaimed to her. Her Faithful
Theos, O Agios Israil. never fail!” says the Lord God – the hristoktonias. Evtrepizete Offspring exulted, and were glad
Holy One of Israel. panigirizousa, tin ton ekateron when they saw our Lord alive again.
THE PROVERBS OF KING SOLOMON 9: 1 - 11 evfrosinon mesotita. From the stigma of Christicide He
will Cleanse by the Holy Spirit. She
I Sofia okodomisen Eafti Ikon, ke ipirise Wisdom built Her House, and She prepares for the Festive observance
Stilous Epta. supported it with Seven Pillars. of the Most Joyful Midpoint between
Esfaxe ta Eaftis Thimata, ekerasen is She offered Her Sacrifices, and mixed the two important Feasts.
Kratira ton Eaftis inon, ke itimasato Her Wine in a Bowl, and prepared Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise
tin Eaftis Trapezan. Her Table. Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!
Apestile tous Eaftis doulous, singkalousa She sent Her servants, inviting people Ingiken i tou Thiou dapsilis, hisis epi Coming is the Abundant Pouring Forth
meta Ipsilou Kirigmatos epi Kratira, with a lofty Proclamation to the pantas, osper gegrapte, Pnevmatos i of the Holy Spirit upon all, as Holy
legousa: “Os estin afron, Ekllinato Wine, saying: “He who is prothesmia kiritti, imievthisa, tis Scripture states. And the appointed
pros Me! undiscerning, let him turn aside to meta Hristou Thanaton, ke Tafin ke time’s Midpoint today proclaims the
Me!” Anastasin, par aftou dedomenis, undoubted Promise made by Christ
“Ke tis endeesi Frenon ipen: “Elthate! ”And to those in need of Discernment, apsevdous Mathites iposheseos, tin after His Death and Burial, and
Fagete ton Emon Arton, ke piete inon She said: “Come! Eat My Bread and tou Paraklitou dilousis epifanian. Divine Resurrection to His Holy
on ekerasa imin. drink the Wine I mixed for you. Disciples, in reference to the
upcoming manifestation of the
“Apolipete afrosinin, ina is ton eona “Forsake folly that you may reign Paraclete.
vasilefsite - ke Zitisate Fronisin, ina forever, and seek Wisdom so as to
viosite, ke katorthosate en Gnosi Live, and improve your Knowledge Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the
Sinesin .” with Understanding.” ke i Alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever.
eona.
O pedevon kakous lipsete eafto atimian He who chastises evil receives
- elenghon de ton asevi momisete dishonour to himself - he who Ingiken i tou Thiou dapsilis, hisis epi Coming is the Abundant Pouring Forth
eafton. reproves the ungodly shall be pantas, osper gegrapte, Pnevmatos i of the Holy Spirit upon all, as Holy
blamed himself. prothesmia kiritti, imievthisa, tis Scripture states. And the appointed
meta Hristou Thanaton, ke Tafin ke time’s Midpoint today proclaims the
Mi elenghe kakous, ina mi misisosi Se, Do not reprove evil men - they will hate Anastasin, par aftou dedomenis, undoubted Promise made by Christ
elenghe sofon, ke Agapisi Se you - reprove a wise man, and he apsevdous Mathites iposheseos, tin after His Death and Burial, and
will Love you. tou Paraklitou dilousis epifanian. Divine Resurrection to His Holy

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Disciples, in reference to the “Laos Mou, ti evoulefsanto kata sou i “O My People, remember what your
upcoming manifestation of the ipenantii? enemies plotted against you.
Paraclete.
“I aningeli Si, anthrope, ti kalon, ke ti “Has it not been told Thee, O Man,
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Kyrios ekziti para Sou, all’ i, tou what is Good? Or what does the
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and piin krima, ke Agapan Eleos, ke Lord require of Thee, but to do
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. etymon ine tou porevesthe meta Justice, and Love Mercy, and be
Amin Amen Kyriou tou Theou Sou?” ready to walk with the Lord Thy
God?”
PENTECOSTARION - PROSOMIA – MID-PENTECOST- TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Ke stisete ke opsete ke pimani to And He shall stand and see, and shall
Tis Eortis Mesousis, tis Sis Hriste At the Mid-point of the Feast of Thy pimnion Aftou en Ishii Kyrios, ke en ti shepherd His Flock in Peace in the
Anastaseos, ke Thias Prousias tou Resurrection, O Christ, and of the Doxi Onomatos Kyriou Theou Afton Strength of the Lord, for now they
Agiou Sou Pnevmatos, sinelthontes Divine Coming of Thy Holy Spirit, we iparxousi, dioti nin megalinthisonte will be Magnified unto the ends of
ton thavmaton Sou, animnoumen ta have come together to extol the eos akron tis Gis. the Earth.
Mystiria en i katapempson imin to Mysteries of Thy Miracles. We pray THE PROPHECY OF ISAIAH (55:1; 12:3-4; 55:2B-3A, 6-13)
Mega Eleos. Thee, on this Feast Day to send upon
us Thy Great Mercy. Tade legi Kyrios: “ I dipsontes, READER Thus said the Lord: “You
THE ENTRANCE – “FOS ILARON...”  porefesthe ef’ idor, ke osi mi ehete who thirst go to the water, and all
PROKEIMENON – WEDNESDAY - PSALM 92 - TONE 1 argyrion, vadisantes agorasate, ke who have no money, go and buy
fagete, ke piete, anev argyriou ke wine and fat, and eat and drink
To Eleos Sou, Kyrie, katadioxi me Surely Thy Goodness and Mercy, O
timis, inon ke stear.” without money and price.”
pasas tas imeras tis Zois mou. (2) Lord, shall follow me all the days of
my life. (2) Oti, tade legi Kyrios Pantokrator imin: For thus says the Lord Almighty to you:
Kyrios Pimeni me ke ouden me isterisi. Is The “Laos Mou: antlisate idor met’ “My People: draw Water with
Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not
Evfrosinis ek tion Pigon tou Gladness from the Wells of
topon hlois, eki me kateskinosen... want. He makes me lie down in
Sotiriou, ke eris en ti imera ekini. Salvation, and ---- in that Day.
Green Pastures...
To Eleos Sou, Kyrie, katadioxi me Surely Thy Goodness and Mercy, O
Imnite to Kyrion, voate to Onoma “Praise the Lord and call upon His
Aftou. Anangilate en tis Ethnesi tin Name. Declare His Glorious Things
pasas tas imeras tis Zois mou. Lord, shall follow me all the days of
Doxan Aftou, mimniskesthe, oti among the Gentiles and Exalt His
my life.
THE PROPHECY OF MICAH (4:2D, 3A, 5; 6:2-5A, 8; 5:3A, 3C, 4A)
ipsothi to Onoma Aftou. Name.

Tade legi Kyrios: “... Ek Sion exelefsete READER Thus said the Lord: “...Out
Laos Mou: akousate Mou, ke fagesthe My People, listen to Me, and eat Good
Agatha, ke entrifisi en Agathis i Things, and your soul will delight
Nomos, ke Logos Kyriou ex of Zion the Law shall go forth, and
Ierousalim. the Word of the Lord from psihi imon. in Good Things.
Jerusalem. Prosehete tis osin imon, ke Give heed with your ears and follow
“Ke Krini ana meson laon pollon, ke “And He will Judge between many epakolouthisate tes Odis Mou. My Ways.
elegxi Ethni ishira, eos is makran. peoples, and rebuke strong Nations Isakousate Mou, ke zisete en Agathis i Listen to Me, and your soul shall live in
afar off. psihi imon, ke diathisome imin Good things, and I will make with
“Oti pantes i lai porefsonte ekastos tin “For all the people shall walk each on Diathinkin Eonion. you an Everlasting Covenant.
odon aftou - imis de porefsometha his own way - we will walk in the Zitisate ton Kyrion, ke en to evriskin Seek the Lord and when you find Him,
en Onomati Kyriou Theou imon, is Name of the Lord our God forever
Afton, epikalesasthe. call upon Him.
ton eona ke epekina.” and ever.”
Tade legi Kyrios Pantokrator: “Akousate Thus said the Lord Almighty: “Hear, O Epikalesesthe - inika d’ an engizi imin, And when He draws near to you, let the
ori tin krisin tou Kyriou, ke e mountains, and you valleys, the apolipeto O asevis tas odous aftou, ungodly man abandon his ways, and
faranges, Themelia tis Gis, oti Krisis Foundations of the Earth, for the ke anir anomos tas voulas aftou, ke the lawless man, his counsels, and
to Kyrio pros ton Laon Aftou, ke meta Judgement of the Lord, towards His epistrafito epi Kyrion ke eleithisete, let him return to the Lord, and He
tou Israil Dieleghthisete, legon: “Laos People, and He will and He will oti epi poli afisi tas amartias imon. will have Mercy on him, for He shall
Mou! Ti epiisa si i ti elipisa se? I ti challenge Israel, saying: “O My abundantly forgive your sins.
parinohlisa si? Apokrithiti Mi!” People! What have I done to you, or “Ou gar isin e Voule Mou, osper e voule “For My Counsels are not your
how have I grieved you? How have
imon, oud’ osper e O di imon e O di counsels, neither are your ways My
I troubled you? Answer Me!
Mou,” legi Kyrios. Ways..” says the Lord.
“Dioti anigagon se ek Gis Egyptou, ke “I brought you out of the Land of
“All’ os apehi O Ouranos apo tis Gis, “But as distant as Heaven is from
ex Ikou doulias elitrosamin se, ke Egypt, and Redeemed you from the
exapestila pro prosopou sou ton House of Bondage! And I sent outo apehi i Odos Mou apo ton odon Earth, so are My Ways distant from
Moisin ke ton Aaron, ke Mariam. before you Moses, and Aaron, and imon, ke ta dianoimata imon apo tis your ways, and your thoughts from
Mariam. Dianias Mou. My Mind.

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