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By the Grace of God Festal Vespers Hymns


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Festal Vespers Hymns - St Athanasios
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HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE


THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Evagrios the Solitary


PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2

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
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear We must tand on guard and protect our intellect
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! from thoughts while we pray.
mou Kyrie.
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee
Then our intellect will complete its Prayer
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of and continue in the Tranquillity that is natural to it.
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice.
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord! In this way, He Who has Compassion on the ignorant
F E STAL S TIHE RA - S T A TH ANASIOS THE G RE AT – T ONE 2
will come to us,
Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would and we will receive the Blessed Gift of Prayer.
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
with Thee. We cannot attain Pure Prayer
Pion eufimion epenon, prosevegkomen What Panegyrics (tributes) of Praise may while entangled in material things
Athanasio? To pepikilmeno tes we offer to Athanasios? By his
praxesi, ke evthinoumeno tes harisin, Actions fairly adorned, richly or while we are agitated by constant cares.
For Prayer means the shedding of our (worldly) thoughts.
tis Theolampous fotohisias, to xii, to supplied with Grace poured from the
diatemnonti pathon tas ormas, to Bright Radiance of God; the Sword
stilo, to Theoria apastraptonti, tis who cuts down the assaults of the
egkratias to lihno, to en to lihnia passions; the Pillar ablaze with
avgazonti tis psihis, theou ta Contemplation the Lamp of Self-
prostagmata, tou pasi zoin mastery who radiates from the Lamp
parehontos. of his soul the Commands of God,
Who grants Life to all..
Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
ton Kyrion.
Piis i evtelis stemmasin, Athanasion With what Garlands of Words may we
stepsomen logon, ton etherodromon paltry creatures Garland Athanasios?
ieraka, ton Ouranofitos eromenon, The Falcon who flies Heavenwards,
ton Theorion pterizi Thies, ton lifted soaring on Godlike wings of
Pirgon, tis tapinoseos ton Arrikton, to Contemplation’ the Impregnable
Tihos, tis diakriseos to asiston, tis ton Tower of Humility; the Unshakable
ithon evkosmias, tin semnin Wall of Discernment; the Honoured
evprepian ton iper ton teknon aftou, Beauty of the Fair Adornment of
Hriston ton Theon, ekdisopounta ton Virtues; the One who on behalf of
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God, the Only Compassionate.
Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night;
filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.

St Isaac of Nineveh (the Syrian)


Orthros aifanis Osie, anedihthis pirso By the Torch of Thy Gifts of Grace, O
harismaton, tous pathon ahlii Venerable Father Athanasios,
tiflottontas, elkon pros avgin tin Inspired by God, Thou were revealed
anesperon, Pater Athanasie as an Ever Radiant Dawn, drawing
When we know that we need Divine Help,
Theofron, dio per, os epafxisanta, to towards the day-break that knows no
we will frequently pray. talanto, psihon Se, therapevtin evening those who are blinded by
And by much beseeching, Hristos anedixe ton aniaton molopon, the Fog of the passions; and so, as
sipednas xifi, to ton logon temnonta, one who has multiplied his Talents,
our heart becomes humbled, ke rosin Sotirion, parehonta tis Christ has declared Thee to be a
for there is no one who is needy and asking, prosiousi Si. Healer of incurable wounds with the
Sword of Thy words, and grants
without being humble. Saving Strength to those who
God will not despise “... a broken and contrite heart...”
heart approach Thee.
F S – S LA – TO (8) P 4
Until our heart has become humble,
E STAL TIHE RA T M BAD OS NE LAGAL

we will not rest from distractions, Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
for Humility restrains our heart, Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
and as soon as we have become humble, his transgressions.
Divine Mercy will surround and envelop us. Pater Lampade Makarie, di’ egkratias Blessed Father Lambados, by means of
pollis, ke sintonou deiseos, tis sarkos great self-control and intense and
And when Mercy draws near,
to fronima, ti psihi kathipetaxas, ke protracted Prayer, Thou
our heart will perceive Divine Help at once, harismaon, empleos gegonas, tou subordinated the carnal mind to the
because some Confidence and Force will also move within us. Panagiou Pnevmatos Osie, O ruling soul. And Thou were filled, O
strizomenos, ton pnevmaton falangas Devout, with the Gifts of the All Holy
When our heart perceives that Divine Help is approaching, ton poniron pasas kathipetaxas, ke Spirit, O Saint. Strengthened indeed
and that God is our Support and our Helper, katidafisas. by Him, Thou subordinated and
dashed to the ground all evil spirits
then we are filled with Faith. and the devil’s wicked hosts.
Consequently, we will behold and understand Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise
that Prayer is the Port of our Help, Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people!
the Fountain of our Salvation, Pater Lampade Theopnefste, os God-Inspired Father Lambados, Thou
kekrimmenos imin, thisavros has appeared now to us as a
the Treasure of our Confidence,
pefanerose, en spileis kimonos, ke Treasure that once was hidden, lying
the Sheet-Anchor amidst the storms of our life, simiis ke terasin, evodiazon, psihas in remotest cave. By Thy Signs and
the Light in the Darkness, ton Pisti Si, proserhomenon, Miracles, Thou shower Fragrance
Theomakariste. Othen voomen Si, ke upon the soul of those who come
the Walking Stick of the weak, imas exarpason ton disheron, Sou tes with Faith to Thee, O Blessed Man of
the Shelter in times of temptation, paraklisesin, anevfimountas Se. God. Wherefore, we cry to Thee: by
Thy Supplications to our Saviour
the Holy Medicine in times of illness, Christ, Rescue us who sing Thy
the Shield of Protection in our Battles, praise from every evil and woe.
and the Sharpest of Arrows against our enemies. 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.
Pater Lampade Theosofe askitikes Full of Godly Wisdom, O Lambados, by
agoges, to Theo proskollomenos, ke Thine Ascetical Ways Thou clung to
tes toutou lampsesin, Ieros Thy Lord and God. Thou were
Fotizomenos, lampras edihthis pasin sacredly Illumined by the Light that

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avgazousa, sotiriodis aretas Pantote. He Radiates. Thou, tus, appeared as ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Othen tin mnimin Sou, tin fosforon a Lamp that shine upon all with
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
simeron, harmonikos, pisit bright and Saving Virtues
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
eortazomen Theomakariste. continually. Wherefore, we joyfully
celebrate with Faith today the Amin Amen
glowing Feast of Thy Sacred T H E OTOKION - T ONE 4
memory, O Father, Blessed of God.
Se tin mesitefsasan tin Sotirian tou Unto Thee Who mediated the Salvation
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, genous imon, animnoumen Theotoke of our race, we sing praises, O Virgin
and to the Holy Spirit Parthene. En ti Sarki gar ti ek Sou Theotokos. For Thy Son and our
M E NAION -FE STAL STIHERA- ST ATHAN ASIOS THE G RE AT proslifthisi, O Iios Sou ke Theos imon, God in the Flesh that He assumed
TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 to dia Stavrou katadexamenos pathos, from Thee, accepted Suffering by
Os Entheos i Zoi Sou, ke panieron Sou to Thy Life was filled with God, Thine end elitrosato imas, ek fthoras os means of Crucifixion and has
Filanthropos. thereby set us free from corruption,
telos, Pater, Athanasie. En afto gar was All Holy, O Father Athanasios,
in His Love for mankind.
psas i tou Orous plithis sinahthisa, os for thereby the whole multitude of
DISMISSAL BLESSINGS 
evlepsen apnoun en klini Se rimasi the Mountain was assembled, and
goeris anevoa. Dos teleftaion logon when they beheld Thee lying lifeless
tis doulis Sou Agie, didaxon, pou on a bier, they cried out with
katalipis ta tekna Sou Pater, a oktiras mournful words: Grant a final word
os Patir, ontos simpathis ke to Thy servants, O Saint: tell us how
filostorgos. Omos kan ode to Tafo hast Thou abandoned Thy Children,
kalipti, ano Se pantes ploutoumen O Father, the Children whom Thou
prostatin ke presvevtin pros Theon, i pities as a Father, truly full of
potho timontes Se. sympathy and tender Love. But en
though Thou art hidden in a tomb,
we who honour Thee with Love art
enriched with Thee as Protector and
Advocate on High with God.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.
Now and ever, and to the Ages of
ages.
St Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia
Amin Amen Here is an unfathomable Divine Mystery!
T H E OTOKION – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2
In His Omnipotence and His Omniscience,
Tis mi Makarisi Se, Panagia Parthene? Who will not call Thee “Blessed,” O
Tis mi animnisi Sou ton alohevton Most Holy Virgin? Who will not sing our Lord God knows everything,
Tokon? O gar ahronos ek Patros praises of Thy Wondrous
eklamosas Iios Monogenis, O Aftos ek Birthgiving? For the Only Begotten including what is going to happen in the future,
Sou tis Agnis Proilthen afrastos Son, timelessly having shone forth
sarkothis, fisi Theos Iperhon, ke fisi from the Father, came forth from yet He is not the cause of anything that is wicked nor evil!
genomenos anthropos di’ imas, ouk is Thee Who art Pure. And, having
diada prosopon temnomenos, all’ en become ineffably Incarnate, He, Who Almighty God has precognition
diadi fiseon, asighitos gnorizomenos. by Nature is God, for our sake
but He does not preordain!
Afton iketeve, semni Pammakariste, became also by Nature Man – not in
eleithine tas psihas imon. two individual Persons, but in two
Natures – without confusion. O
“FOS ILARON...”  Honoured and All Blessed One,
Beseech him for Mercy on our souls.
T H E P ROKE IM ENON - THUR SDAY EV ENING - P SALM 120:

I voithia mou para Kyriou, tou piisantos My Help comes from the Lord, Who has
ton Ouranon ke tin Gin. made Heaven and Earth.
STIHOSIra tous opsthalmous mou is ta ori, VERSE I lifted up my eyes to the
othen izi i Voitheia mou. mountains, from whence my Help
shall come.

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Sin, Asomatis to Throno, perharos O Blessed by God, as Thou stand I voithia mou para Kyriou, tou piisantos My Help comes from the Lord, Who has
paristamenos, Hristou, on disopi, tes Joyfully with the Bodiless Powers ton Ouranon ke tin Gin. made Heaven and Earth.
psihes imon dothine to Mega Eleos. before the Throne of Christ. Implore T H E P ROPHE CY OF TH E W ISD OM OF S OL OM ON 3 : 1 - 9
Him for our soul to be granted His
Great Mercy. Dikeon psihe en Hiri Theou, ke ou mi The soul of the Righteous are in the
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, apsite afton vasanos. Hands of God, and no torture will
ever touch them.
and to the Holy Spirit
F E STAL A P OSTIC H A – S T A THANASIOS – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2 Edoxan en ofthalmis afronon ehnane, ke In the eye of the undiscerning they
elogisthi kakosis i exodos afton, ke i seemed to have died, and their
Tin ton Pateron Kallonin, ton askiton to As we hasten together, O Lovers of af’ imon poria sintrimma, i de isin en departure was considered as
kleos, tin vrisin ton Thavmaton, ke Festivals, let us honour with Songs Irini. misfortune, and their departure
pros Theon presvevtin akateshinton, of Praise the Beauty of the Fathers, from us as being their destruction;
sindramontes, O fileorti, asmatikis the Glory of Ascetics, the Spring of yet they are at Peace.
egkomiis imnisomen, legontes. Heris Marvels, and Unashamed Intercessor
O tou monirous viou kanon ke with God, as we exclaim: Hail! O Rule Ke gar en opsi anthropon ean And thus, although in mankind’s view
haraktir, ke tipos akrivestatos. Heris and Model! Most Precise Pattern of kolasthosin, i Elpis afton Athansias they were punished, their Hope is
foster tilavgestate, O dadouhon tin Monastic Life! Hail, O Most Brilliant pliris. Immortal.
simpasan, areton tis pirsevmasi. of Beacons! Who light up the whole
Ke oliga pedefthentes, megala And although chastened in a few
Heris ton en odines O Megas world with Torches of Virtue. Hail, things, Great Kindness will be
evergetithisonte, oti O Theos epirasen
paraklitor, ke thermos prostatis ton O Great Advocate of pain, and granted to them for God tested them
aftous, ke evren aftous Axious Eaftou
peristatoumenon. Si tigaroun Fervent Protector of those in trouble! and found them worthy of Himself.
.
Athanasie, mi pasi presvevon Hristo Wherefore, O Athanasios, never
to Theo, iper tis pimnis Sou taftis, ke cease Interceding with Christ our Os hrison en honevtirio edokimasen Like gold in a furnace,He tested them,
panton Piston, ton timonton Sou tin God on behalf of this Thy Flock, and aftous, ke os Olokaroma Thisias and accepted them as Whole Burnt
Sevasmion Kimisin. of all Faithful who honour Thy prosedexato aftous. Offerings.
Revered Falling Asleep.
Ke en kero episkopis afton And, at the time of their Visitation, they
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of analampsousi, ke os spinthires en will shine forth, and they will run
eonon. ages. kalami diadramounte. about like sparks through straw.
Amin Amen Krinousin ethni, ke kratisousi laon ke They will judge Nations and rule over
T H E OTOKION – T ONE (6) P L AGAL 2 vasilefsi afton Kyrios is tous eonas. people, and the Lord shalt Reign
over them unto the Ages.
Theotoke, Si i i Ampelos i Alithini, i O Theotokos, Thou art the True Vine
Vlastisasa ton Karpon tis Zois, Se that produced the Fruit of Life. O I pepithotes ep’ afton, sinisousin Alithian, Those who trust in Him will understand
ke i Pisti en Agapi prosmenousin afto, Truth, and the Faithfull shall
iketevomen, Presveve Despina, meta Lady, we fervently Entreat The to
oti Haris ke Eleos en tis Osiis aftou, ke continue with Him in Love, for Grace
ton Anargyron ke panton ton Agion, Intercede together with the
Episkopi en tis Eklektis Aftou. and Mercy art upon His Elect.
eleithine tas psihas imon. Unmercenaries, and all the Saints,
for Mercy on our soul. T H E P ROPHE CY OF TH E W ISD OM OF S OL OM ON 5 : 15 – 6 ; 3
“NIN SOU...” –
APOLIIS TON DOULON
TRISAGION PRAYERS 
Dikei is ton eona zosi, ke en Kyrio O The Righteous live forever, and their
misthos afton, ke i frontis afton para Reward is with our Lord, and their
F E STAL A P OLY TIKION – S T AT H ANASIOS THE G RE AT –T ONE 3
Ipsisto. care is by the Most High.
Tin en sarki Zoin, Sou kateplagisan, Angelic Hosts on High were filled with Dia touto lipsonte to vasilion tis evrepias, Therefore, they shall receive a kingly
Angelon tagmata, pos meta somatos, Wonderment, beholding Thy Life in ke to Diadima tou kallous ek Hiros dwelling of dignity and a Diadem of
pros aoratous simplokas, ehorisas the flesh – how with Thy body Thou Kyriou, oti ti Dexia Aftou skepasi Beauty from the Hand of the Lord,
panevfime, ke katetravmatisas, ton courageously went out to wrestle aftous, ke to vrahioni Iperaspii Afton. because He will shelter them with
demonon, tas falangas. Othen with invisible foes; and to the His right Hand, and Protect them
Athanasie, O Hristo Se imipsato, demonic hordes Thou inflicted with His Arm.
plousies dorees. Dio Pater, presveve serious Wounds. Wherefore, O
Hristo to Theo, sothine tas psihas Anastasios, Thou received from Our Lipsete panoplian, ton zilon aftou, ke He will take His Zeal as His full
imon. Master, Christ, a Wealth of Gifts. O oplopiisi tin Ktisin is aminan ehthron. Armour, and will turn His Creation
Holy Father, Intercede on our behalf into Weapons against His enemies.
with Christ our God, to Save our Endisete thoraka, Dikeosinin, ke He will wear Righteousness as a
soul. perithisete koritha, Krisin Breastplate, and put on Impartial
anipokriton. Judgement as a Helmet.

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Lipsete aspida akatamahiton, osiotita, He will take Holiness as an Teliothis en oligo, eplirose hronous He was made Perfect, for in a short
ozini de apotomon Orgin is romfean. Unconquerable Shield, and sharpen Makrous. Aresti gar in Kyrio i psihi time, he fulfilled long years, for his
His Relentless Wrath as a Sword. aftou. soul was pleasing to the Lord.
Sinekpolemisi afto O kosmos epi tous Creation will fight with Him against the Dia touto espefsen ek mesou panirias. Wherefore, He took him early from the
parafronoas. senseless. midst of evil.
Porefsonte evstohi volides astrapon, ke Well aimed flashes of lightning will I de lai idontes ke mi noisantes, mide People saw this but did not understand,
os apo evkiklou toxou ton nefon. strike and leap to their objective as thentes epi diania to tiouton, oti Haris nor take such a thing to heart, that
from a well drawn bow of clouds. ke Eleos en tis Osiis Aftou, ke episkopi the Lord’s Grace and Mercy are with
Epi skopon alounte, ke ek petrovolou Angry hailstones will be hurled as from en tis Eklektis Aftou. His Holy Ones, and that He watches
over His Elect.
thimou pliris rifisonte halaze. an engine of ware.
LITANY OF FERVENT SUPPLICATION,
Aganaktisi kat afon idor thalassis, The waters of the sea will be vexed with ETC 
potami de sigklisousin apotomos. them, and the rivers will wash F E STAL A P OSTIC H A – S T A THANASIOS – T ONE (5) P L AGAL 1
severely over them.
Heris Angelikes omilon, horostasies Hail! O Venerable Athanasios,
Antistisete aftis Pnevma Dinameos, ke os A Powerful Wind will oppose them, and Athanasie Osie. Ton vion gar touton Companion of Angelic Choirs! For
lailaps eklikmisi aftous, ke erimosi like a storm it will winnow them, Pater, epi tis Gis alithos, aretin Thou truly led their Life on Earth, O
pasan tin Gin anomia, ke i and Lawlessness will lay waste all askisas pepolitefse, fanis katharotitos, All Blessed Father, practising Virtues
kakopragia peritrepi thronous the Earth, and wrongdoing will akilidoton esoptron, aktinovolous, and appearing as an unsullied mirror
dinaston. overturn the Thrones of Soverigns. asrrapas isdehomenos, tas tou of Purity, receiving the Blazing
Akousate oun, Vasilis, ke sinete. Listen, therefore, O Kings, and Pnevmatos, tou Agiou panolvie. Beams of the Holy Spirit. Wherefore,
understand. Othen katavgazomenos, eoras ta shining brightly, Thou beheld the
mellonta, panta prolegon ek thias, future, foretelling all, initiated from
Mathete, Dikaste peraton Gis. Learn, O Judges of the ends of the fotofanias mioumenos, hristou, on the Divine Illumination of Christ:
Earth. disopi, tes psihes imon dothine to Implore Him for our soul to be
Enotisasthe i kratountes plithous, ke Give ear, you who Rule over multitudes, Mega Eleos. granted His Great Mercy.
gegavromeni epi ohlis Ethnon. and take pride in yourself over a Timios enantion Kyriou O Thanatos Precious in the Sight of our Lord is the
multitude of Nations. tou Osiou Aftou. Death of His Holy One.
Oti edothi para kYriou i kratisis imin, ke For Power was granted to you from the Heris ton Askiton arhigos, gegenimenos, Hail! O Prince and Invincible Champion
i dinastia para Ipsistou. Lord, and your Reign from the Most ke aittitos promahos. Pathon gar of Ascetics! For having cut out the
High. temon tas rizias, ke ton demonon roots of the passions, and bravely
T H E P ROPHE CY OF TH E W ISD OM OF S OL OM ON 4 : 7 - 15 ormas, ipostas andrios, Athanasie, withstood the assaults of demons, O
afton ethriamvefsas, tin psiholethron Athanasios, Thou triumphed over
Dikeos ean fthasi teleftise, en anapafsi Although a Righteous man may die
planisin, tin tou Stavrou de, tou their soul-destroying error; while
este. before his time, he shall be at rest. Sotiros energian, ke anikiton Thou revealed the Force and
Gyras gar timion, ou to polihronion, For old age is not honoured for its efanerosas dinamin, in ke Unconquerable Power of the Cross of
oude arithmo eton memetrite. length of existence, nor measured by perizosamenos, enikisas apantas, our Saviour. Girded with this Power,
its number of years. tous athetountas tin Thian, dia Thou conquered all those who reject
sarkos epifanian, Hristou, on disopi, the Divine Manifestations of Christ
Olia de esti fronisis anthropis, ke ilikia Discernment is grey hair for mankind,
tes psihes imon dothine to Mega in the flesh: implore Him for our
giros, vios akilidotos. and the maturity of old age is a Eleos. soul to be granted His Great Mercy!
spotless Life.
Evarestos Theo genomenos, igapithi, ke There was once a man pleasing to God, Makarios anir O fovoumenos ton Blessed is the man who fears the Lord;
Kyrion, en tes Entoles aftou thelisi he will delight exceedingly in His
zon metaxi amartolon, metetethi. and Loved by Him, and while living sfodra. Commandments.
among sinners, he was taken up.
Irpagi, mi kakia allaxi sinesin aftou, i He was caught up lest evil change his
Stylos fotoidis areton,estirigmenos, ke A well-fixed Pillar of Virtues Radiant
nefeli skiazousa, Si ofthis ton en to with Light and an Overshadowing
dolos apatisi psihin aftou. understanding or deceit deceive his Atho, pros Ournaon apo Gis, ton Cloud, Thou appeared leading those
soul. Theon oronton proigoumenos, on Athos who Love God from Earth
Vaskania gar favlotitos amavroi ta Kala, For envy arising from lack of Stavrou Vaktiria, tin ton pathon rixas to heaven, as Thou break open the
ke remvasmos epithimias metallevi Judgement obscures what is Good, thalassan. Ton notion de, Amalik sea of passions with the Staff of the
noun akakon. and a whirling of desire undermines troposamenos, anempodiston, tin Cross. Thou wounded the Spiritual
an innocent heart. Ouranion anodon, evres Amalek, and found the Unimpeded
Theomakariste, ke kliron akiraton, Path to Heaven, and an inviolate lot,

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